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Anthony Wong
Mr. Anthony Wong is the January 2010 elected President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), and September 2010 elected President of the South-East Asia Regional Computer Confederation (SEARCC).

Mr. Wong is the Chief Executive of a multidisciplinary ICT, Intellectual Property Legal and Consulting Practice, AGW Consulting Pty Ltd and has served as Chairman of ACS NSW for the past four years. An ICT professional for more than two decades, Mr. Wong has held senior management roles in multinationals and government. A qualified lawyer, accredited IT Disputes Mediator and an ex-CIO, Mr. Wong assists organizations with information and technology strategies, eCommerce, IT governance and compliance, privacy, technology licensing and intellectual property matters.

For the ACS (Australian Computer Society), Mr. Wong plans to focus on professional and skills development, education, the digital economy and raising awareness of the role technology can play in environmental sustainability.

"I am honoured to be entrusted with this national ACS leadership role, and I look forward to progressing the interests of ICT professionals around Australia," said Mr. Wong. "My focus as National President will be on matters that are critical both to professionals within our sector and to the general community - including ICT skill development, SME and innovation support, and use of ICT. I will also continue to promote the development of the digital economy and its potential impact on Australia's economic growth. We need to look beyond Australia's traditional drivers of economic prosperity - and to capitalize on the significant impact ICT innovations, products and services can have on improving the living standards of all Australians."

"Promoting professionalism within our sector will continue to be at the core of many of our initiatives - as it is key to reducing risk and helping to protect the reputation of Australia's ICT professional community. Working with newly appointed CEO Bruce Lakin, we will further engage community and members to ensure the ACS remains relevant and dynamic," said Mr. Wong.

Mr. Wong holds bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Law from Monash University and a Master of Laws in Technology from UNSW. He was founding president of the NZ Society for Computers and Law and is a member of the International Technology Law Association and the NSW Law Society.
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