ITAC 2017
* program subject to change


10.00am – 12.00pm

IT council Board meeting

2.00pm – 5.00pm

Site visit – Feros Care's Experience Centre 

Tickets are $25 per person to attend this site visit. Please note it is a separate registration to attend the site visit. You must be registered to attend the ITAC Conference to be able to attend the site visit.
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Feros Care’s Experience Centre is a state-of-the-art technology hub devoted to the research, design and implementation of technologies for seniors and people with disability.

The Experience Centre includes a:

  • Research laboratory where new technologies are rigorously tested and piloted by consumers to ensure products are the best in the market and most accessible and usable for clients.
  • Plug and Play Centre where clients and health professionals can look, touch, feel and experience exactly how the equipment works.
  • Knowledge centre that includes face to face and online workshops that can be accessed by health and aged care staff and services to build their knowledge, capability and interest in the use of smart and emerging technologies.
  • Virtual care team with our clinical staff remotely monitoring and supporting high-risk clients with chronic conditions
  • National warehouse and distribution centre for our Lifelink Smart Technology Service.

This site visit will depart the Gold Coast Convention Centre at 2pm. The Experience Centre is located at Tweed Heads. Afternoon tea will be provided. Transport will return to the Convention Centre at 5pm.

6.00pm – 7.00pm

Welcome drinks and networking for delegates and exhibitors in the Exhibition area - Hall 1

DAY ONE – 21st November

8.00am - 5.00pm

Registration desk open

8.50am - 9.00am

9.00am – 9.10am

Introduction by MC 

Welcome Pat Sparrow, CEO, Aged & Community Services Australia

9.10am – 10.30am

Plenary Session 1

Evolving Technology to enhance the care recipient 
Dr. Jordan Nguyen, Visionary writer and engineer whose life-changing work focuses on intelligent, futuristic and inclusive technology for the ageing and disability sectors.                                             proudly sponsored by:   

10.30am - 11.00am

Morning Tea in exhibition area

11.00am – 12.30pm

Plenary Session 2

Using a Socialisation Robot to increase the Social engagement of Older Adults in Residential Aged Care 
Jennifer Lawrence , CEO, Brightwater Group 

Navigating the Future with Driverless Technology 

  • The Problem - Issues faced by aging Australians and IRT History  (John Vohradsky - Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Illawarra Regional Information Service (IRIS))
  • The Technology – History and capabilities of POD ZERO (Roger Vander Lee, Autonomous Programs Director - Australia & Asia Pacific RDM and Dr Richard Fairchild, PhD, MSc, BEng, MIET Director, Connected and Autonomous Mobility Programmes RDM Group, Coventry, United Kingdom)
  • The Project – Details of the project. Objectives, Hypotheses, Methodology etc. (Winston Mitchell, IT Project Coordinator) 

Plenary Session 3 
My Health Record 
Rachel de Sain, Executive General Manager, Australian Digital Health Agency 

HealthNow – the Telstra app designed to interface with My Health Record  
Tim Pegler, Consumer Health Specialist, Telstra Health 

Call to Action – Sector Readiness –  the benefits of an integrated government and industry interface 
Rajan Martin, Assistant Secretary My Aged Care Design and Delivery Branch, Aged Care Access and Quality, Department of Health 

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Lunch in exhibition area

1.30pm – 3.00pm

Plenary Session 4

Defining the Engaged Workforce of tomorrow

Leading Culture Change through Technology
Campbell McGlynn, Manager, People & Culture, IRT 

Creating a Workforce Accreditation Scheme 
Michael Maher, Chief Executive, Aged Care Development Network 

Technology Change Adoption across an Organisation  
Russell Mason, Chief Executive, Suncare Community Services Ltd  

Q&A Session with above presenters

3.00pm – 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea in exhibition area

3.30pm – 5.00pm

Plenary Session 5

An International comparison of technology utilisation in an aged care setting. Technology uptake in the Australian setting. How does it compare with other jurisdictions? How are other jurisdictions using differently?
Professor Gregory Alexander, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia 

Plenary Session 6

The Aged Care Technology Roadmap - Update and Evaluation 
Anne Livingstone, Lead, Project Management Team 
Lee Davis, Chair, Project Evaluation Committee 
Gavin Tomlins, Member, Project Management Team 
Rod Young, Member, Project Management Team 

As good as it gets' - overcoming the frustrations of health software with the help of an industry body 
Emma Hossack, President, MSIA


Close Day 1 – MC

6.30pm – 10.30pm

Aged Care Industry IT Awards Gala Dinner                                  proudly sponsored by:    

DAY TWO – 22nd November

8.00am – 5.00pm

Registration desk open

8.50am – 9.00am

Day Two Opening and Welcome by MC 

9.00am – 10.00am

Plenary Session 7 

Living with Dementia. One person’s experience and how technology has helped maintain independence.

Kate Swaffer, Chair, CEO and Co-Founder of Dementia Alliance International 

10.00am – 10.30am

Morning Tea in exhibition area

10.30am – 12.00noon

Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session A

Navigating Clinical Service Delivery, Researching the Future, Social Media in the Future

Autonomous Vehicles and Community Care Service Delivery 
David Cartwright, Doveria Pty Ltd and Michael Potts, UPA of NSW 

Information Technology enabled innovation in residential and community aged care services 
Mikaela Jorgensen, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University 

Adding Value to Telemonitoring through Patient Education and Social Support by Group Videoconferencing 
Annie Banbury and Lynne Parkinson, Central Queensland University / Susan Nancarrow, Southern Cross University / Jared Dart, Bond University / Len Gray, University of Queensland / Daniel Chamberlain, La Trobe University 

Are you tweets in a row? 
Vanessa James McPhee, TressCox Lawyers 

Concurrent Session B

Future I.T Governance & Navigating the Future 

Future I.T Governance - Community Care IT Enabled Business Transformation at Carrington Centennial Care 
Raad Richards, Chief Executive and Darren Gosling, Lead Project Manager, Carrington Living Care Communities 

Practical guide to IT project governance 
Craig Subocz, Russell Kennedy Lawyers 

Human Elements account for 80% of all IT Fraud, some say 100% 
Marc Niemes, Health XN 

Could you aged care service survive if it lost $5000? $50,000 or $1 million overnight? 
Stuart Hutcheon, StewartBrown 

Concurrent Session C

How to Navigate Big Data 

Turning Big Data Chaos into Customer Experience Gold and More 
Lauren Todorovic, Aged Care Report Card 

Is Big Data the next big thing in Aged Care? 
Bruce Mullan, The Purpose Driven Group 

An EXECUTIVE BRIEFING on artificial intelligence and machine learning 
Adam Jahnke, Umps Health 

Next Generation Technology on Falls Prevention 
Steven Strange, Health Metrics 

Concurrent Session D

Internet of Things in the Future 

Technology is Changing Aged Care - introducing LiveCare360 
George Lymbers, Thomas Holt 

IoT Home and Health Gadgets, Gizmos and App's 
Sonja Bernhardt OAM, Thoughtware 

Measuring Food Consumption and the NQ (Nutrition Quotient) in Residential Aged Care 
Jo Cleary, Dining Experience Specialists 

The 4th Industrial Revolution - how it is being utilised in day to day care 
John Perkins, Checked in Care Pty Ltd 

Concurrent Session E

Navigating the Future Workforce 

Improving Client Outcomes and Gaining Organisational Efficiencies through Technology 
Vincent Lam, Illuminance Technologies 

Could work just be one big game? The role of gamification in engaging aged care workers 
Allison Nikula, CareApp Group 

Kerrisdale Gardens Case Study - How the utilisation and integration of technology accommodates a service integrated housing RACF 
Scott Lawton, IT Integrity and Raelene Phillips, Good Shepherd Lodge 

Concurrent Session F

The Future of Assistive Technologies 

Effective Care Decision Making Using Technology 
Sean O'Donnell, Hivetec Australia 

Learning Reablement in a Virtual World 
Tanya Petrovich and Kelly Burns, Alzheimer's Australia Vic 

Lifetec Australia Limited Personal Location Technologies - supporting the uptake and utilisation of these technologies 
Desleigh De Jonge and Jayden Moore, Lifetec Australia Limited 

Back to the Future of Assistive Living 
Liz Crooks, Sofihub 

12.05pm – 1.00pm

Plenary Session 8

Technology has had a huge impact on our lives over the past fifty years. Many of these technologies have brought positive changes to humankind What will be the impact over the next 50 years and what changes are likely to occur in the ageing and aged care space? 
Future Crunch

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Lunch in exhibition area

2.00pm – 4.15pm

Plenary Session 9

Big Data Analytics

Can aged care providers improve consumer outcomes through better understanding consumer analytical data? How to access the data information that is out there!!!! 
Tim Trumper, Advisor, Quantium, Australia’s pre-eminent big data analytics provider. Detailing consumer preferences and choices often before the consumer is even aware of their choice selections. 

Aged Care Specific Big Data Project 
Philippa Lewis, Principal, Elementum

Conference Close 
Sean Rooney, CEO, Leading Age Services Australia 

4.15pm – 4.45pm

Afternoon Tea and networking in exhibition area

4.30pm - 5.30pm

Aciitc CIO Steering Committee Meeting
Aciitc Home Care Sterring Committee Meeting