ACS presidential candidates announced

Four candidates are competing for the Australian Computer Society (ACS) presidency which will be formally announced following elections this Friday.

The candidates include faculty of information technology lecturer at Monash University, Chris Avram and information risk management COO at KPMG Kumar Parakala.

Avram is currently secretary of the ACS systems and software engineering technical board while Parakala is chairman of the NSW branch of the ACS.

The other two candidates for presidency are Phillip Argy, partner at Mallesons Stephen Jaques legal firm and the manager of the SA department of human services, Glen Heinrich.

Argy has been ACS vice president since 1999 while Heinrich has been a member of the ACS since 1969.

Vice-presidential candidates include the current chair of the Canberra branch and Nordic Technology principal Catherine Jaktman and project management professional and managing director of consulting firm Optio, Dave Bradshaw.

Parakala and Avram are also running as vice-presidential candidates.

Both appointments will be formally announced at the ACS National Council on Friday, November 25, 2005.

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