Building a 21st Century Career: Future-Proof Your Skills
31

Thursday, 31 August

6 8 pm AEST

Pivotal Labs Sydney

Level 11, 155 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Six Degrees Executive logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

Building a 21st Century Career: Future-Proof Your Skills

Shane Williamson Photo


Senior Product Manager, Telstra

Claire Lomax Photo


Consultant | Digital Marketing, Six Degrees Executive

Mike Dickson Photo


Director | Executive, Search, Sales, Marketing & Retail, Six Degrees Executive

Vikki Luke Photo


Client Partner, Fluent Retail

Cara de Ferranti Photo


UX Researcher, Google

31

Thursday, 31 August

6 8 pm AEST

Pivotal Labs Sydney

Level 11, 155 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Six Degrees Executive logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

What jobs will exist in 2020? Come along and hear from a panel of industry leaders on how to stay relevant in the rapidly changing career space for 2016 and beyond.

We've assembled panel of industry leaders to give you the low-down on future-proofing your career in the tech and digital landscape. The panel represents a range of perspectives across digital marketing, e-Commerce, creative and technology, each with their own insights into where our current jobs will lead and how to prepare for the future.

Come and find out:

  • what the future of the tech & digital working world looks like
  • what roles and opportunities will exist
  • how to stay relevant and position yourself for the future in this rapidly changing work space
  • what skills are sought after and how to go about upskilling
  • open Q&A: ask our panel anything about making the transition and preparing for jobs of the future

Stick around for drinks and networking afterwards, the drinks are on us!

About the Instructors

Shane Williamson Photo

Senior Product Manager,
Telstra

Shane Williamson has worked in both of the information technology and mobile industries in various technical, marketing & strategy roles. Shane’s extensive experience has included running products & programmes within the South Pacific and South East Asian regions, working for companies such as Microsoft, Hutchison 3G Australia, and Optus.

Throughout Shane’s career, he has been involved in various aspects of the digital realm, such as implementing one of Australia's first interactive TV trials utilising Microsoft’s WebTV service, chairing the Digital TV Interoperability Standards Board, working as a technical lead for Windows ’95's launch throughout the Asia Pacific region, launching an Australian first, award-winning, 3G mobile application called LOC3 and co-founding the Sydney chapter of Mobile Monday.

Shane consults regularly to businesses on mobile convergence as well as telecommunications & cloud strategy around platform & software as a service. Active in industry development, Shane regularly mentors for Australian start-up company initiatives such as Pushstart & MEGA as well as being one of the founders of the Sydney chapter of Mobile Monday.

Claire Lomax Photo

Consultant | Digital Marketing,
Six Degrees Executive

Claire moved from the UK to Sydney in 2015 to begin expanding our digital business in the NSW market. She is responsible for sourcing unique talent for Ecommerce and Digital positions within the Retail and Online organisations.

Claire’s recruitment career began in 2010 where she joined a digital recruitment agency in the UK. After 18 months, she moved to a start-up recruitment agency to set up their digital team. She has managed multi-million pound recruitment campaigns and digital transformation programs for UK, International and Global organisations such as: House of Fraser, The Home Retail group (Homebase & Argos), Debenhams, Ted Baker and French Connection.

Claire is passionate about everything digital, but particularly ecommerce and digital innovation. She loves to understand and learn about how emerging technologies are driving change.

“I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realised who was telling me this.” ~ Emo Philips

Mike Dickson Photo

Director | Executive, Search, Sales, Marketing & Retail,
Six Degrees Executive

Mike represents the Scottish contingent of the Six Degrees team, joining the business in 2013 to run the NSW operation. Mike is a member of the board and like all of our Directors, Mike is ‘hands on’, recruiting Sales, Category, Marketing and Business Development across FMCG, Retail and Consumer sectors at executive level.

Mike’s recruitment career spans decades. Prior to Six Degrees, Mike spent two years in New Zealand running the Wellington office of an international agency. During this time, Mike won the country’s biggest recruitment contract for “All of Government”. He spent 11 years with the same agency in Scotland as a Director for multiple practices including Sales, Marketing, HR, legal, Supply Chain and Finance.

Mike is very proud of his work as Chairman of a charity called Challenges Worldwide, who place professionals overseas to use their skills in order to deliver sustainable projects in disadvantaged counties. Prior to recruitment, Mike gained commercial experience as a Product Manager in a large UK FMCG business.

Much of Mike’s success is attributed to his planning and strategising ability. He believes that a goal without a plan is just a wish.

Vikki Luke Photo

Client Partner,
Fluent Retail

Digital and Ecommerce professional, with in depth knowledge of website developments, large scale digital projects and customer experience. Vikki has successfully completed numerous large projects including the launch of three international websites and mobile sites and new checkout implementation across five websites (and that was just in her last role!).

Cara de Ferranti Photo

UX Researcher,
Google

Cara is a User Experience Researcher and Registered Psychologist who offers experience in UI design, usability testing, and evaluation/design of interface wireframes and information architecture (IA) design. She currently works at Google.

About Our Partners

Six Degrees Executive

Six Degrees Executive is a specialist recruitment company. Our team of specialist consultants focus on the recruitment of mid-level to executive professionals across digital and marketing. Six Degrees is truly passionate about unearthing talent capable of making a significant contribution to the organisations they partner with.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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