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October Newsletter

Hi there,

Welcome to ABSIA's October Newsletter. We are currently counting down the days until our Annual Conference and there's still time to secure your ticket. Join us at the Swissôtel in Sydney on 24 October for a full day of updates and insights as well as plenty of networking opporuntities. Head to our website to find out more

At ABSIA's Annual Conference - Security and Privacy by Design

Dr Surya Nepal will be opening this session with a high-level presentation incorporating his research and expertise as a Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO's Data61 and a Security Automation and Orchestration Team Leader at CSCRC. Take a look at what he has been up to recently. Surya will then be joined by panellists Geoff Fouhy (IRD, NZ Government), Phil Rodrigues (AWS) and Sarah Leahy (Nine Entertainment Co) to discuss how we can incorporate both security and privacy in software design to create a more secure environment. Read more about this session here

We also have many other distinguished speakers joining us on the day including:

  • Deborah Anton - Interim National Data Commissioner
  • John Dardo - CDO and Deputy Commissioner, ATO
  • Mark Stockwell - Project Manager e-Invoicing, ATO
  • Ian Boyd - Director Financial Web, Xero Australia
  • Sam Hassan - CTO and Co-Founder, Link4
  • Christopher McSporran - Head of Financial Operations and Reform, Shared Services South Australia
  • Angela Donohoe - CIO, BPAY Group
  • Iain Rouse - Country Director for Australia and New Zealand - Worldwide Public Sector, AWS
  • Jason Lucchese - Single Touch Payroll Program Lead, ATO
  • Marek Rucinski - Deputy Commissioner and Head of Smarter Data Program, ATO
  • Rick Harvey - Founder and CEO, Layer Security
  • Terry Goodman - Founder and Managing Director, Intech Solutions
  • Michael Wright - Product Manager HandiSoft, Sage Softare Australia


Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum 2019

Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum 2019

ABSIA Director and President Chris Howard recently attended the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum on 13 September 2019 in Auckland New Zealand. Find Chris's summary of the Forum here.  
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SSAM Webinar

SSAM Webinar

We held a joint webinar with the ATO to talk through the recently released SSAM. ABSIA's Matthew Prouse was joined by Terry Seiver (ATO), Simon Foster (ABSIA/Squirrel Street), David Martin (Intuit) and Nick Houldsworth (Xero). The webinar materials and recording will be made available soon. In the meantime, read up about the SSAM on our website. 
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SSAM Webinar Product Catalogue and Member Directory Switch

You may have noticed that the Product Catalogue isn't on our home page at the moment. It has been replaced with a link to our new Member Directory. The Product Catalogue can still be accessed here until November. 
SSAM Webinar Conference Agenda Now Available

In case you have missed it, the agenda for Digital Business, Digital Economy is now available. Take a look through this year's agenda to learn more about the sessions happening on the day and about the speakers participating in each session. 

Industry News

SSAM Webinar Taxable Payments Reporting System

The Taxable Payments Reporting System (TPRS) started on 1 July 2019 for businesses providing IT services. Such businesses will need to report the total payments they make to each contractor providing IT services on their behalf in the 2019-20 financial year by 28 August 2020. Find out more on the ATO's website

Until next time, 
The Team at ABSIA. 

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