Speakers at the 2017 Conference

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The Hon. Tanya Davies

The Hon. Tanya Davies

Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Women and Minister for Ageing


Tanya Davies. Prior to her election as the Member for Mulgoa at the 2011 NSW State Election, Tanya worked tirelessly for her local community as a Councillor on Penrith City Council. Following her re-election to Parliament in March 2015, she was promoted to Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Affairs and Homelessness. In January 2017, she was sworn in as the NSW Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Women and Minister for Ageing.

Tanya’s vision is that all older people across NSW, regardless of age or ability, can experience the benefits of living longer and enjoy opportunities to participate in, contribute to and be included in their communities. Through the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020, she is committed to ensuring NSW manages the challenges and maximises the opportunities created by an ageing population.

In 1996 Tanya married her husband, Mark, and they are raising their two young children in Western Sydney.

Official Opening



 Keith Harvey

Keith Harvey
Computer tutor

Keith Harvey is an experienced computer user and trainer. He is a member of Westlakes Seniors Computer Club and a lifetime member of Muswellbrook Computer Club.

He and his wife Sandra live in Toronto NSW and both have been buying items online for many years. His foray into computers started many years ago with punched tape and has never stopped. He has a passion for helping seniors to learn how to use computers and the internet which he does as a tutor with the Broadband for Senior’s system and presentations at Westlakes.

In the last couple of years he has found some previously unknown sporting genes in the game of golf croquet.

24x7 Retail Therapy – Browse and Buy Online
Shopping, banking, paying bills, booking trips and venues etc online are rapidly growing. We also greatly prefer to continue living in our own home for as long as we can. Online shopping enables this. It is in the interest of all seniors (not just your spouse) to at least know what is available, how easy it is to do and simple precautions to take. This session will take you through the basics and some places to get your fix.


Warren Henry

Warren Henry

Warren Henry was born curious. Small wonder then that he includes 24 years as a Private Investigator in a resume of careers that have included wine production, export, film making, management training and hospitality.

His curiosity now focuses on the issue of modern family, and how mobility and technology have come to undermine our ancestral connections and sense of belonging.

His new book, The Ark in your Pocket, addresses a dilemma facing modern family. How do we maintain bonds of intimacy and togetherness when we live ever further apart? He reveals new ways to preserve and pass on the best bits of family, the stories of who we are and where we came from.

Warren and his wife of 23 years live at Avoca Beach, New South Wales Australia. He has three adult children.

The Ark in your Pocket: How to keep your family connected for thousands of years

How are you going to pass on what’s been important in your lifetime to your children and their children?

Not just the property or the family valuables, but the memories, keepsakes, ancestral stories and traditions that made your family what it is.

The Ark in your Pocket is an easy 5-step process to assemble and produce a digital collection of family treasures in a way that today’s generations will love and future generations will be fascinated by. We’ll discuss data file formats, media types and other issues related to long term curatorship and archival.


 Shannon Roos

Shannon Roos

Conexu Foundation

Shannon Roos has an IT background, especially in accessible technology and new developments. He is very familiar with the needs of people with a hearing loss and is able to share valuable information as well as demonstrate what is out there that will assist people with a hearing loss.

Accessibility Communication Technology helps better access to community life

Conexu will show examples of how smart technology and apps can help make life a little easier. Especially when trying to communicate with others and your hearing loss makes it difficult. Conexu has created some accessible apps and there are useful apps and devices (eg; captel phones) in the mainstream that could be useful to many people as they get older.


Dr Monica Trujillo

Executive General Manager, Clinician and Consumer Engagement and Clinical Governance & Chief Clinical Information Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

Dr Monica Trujillo is responsible for leading clinical and consumer engagement ensuring consumer and clinician centred high quality and safety programs are developed across the Agency.

Her role ensures the implementation of a strategic approach to consumer and clinical engagement, clinical governance, safety, system design, functionality and usability of products and services, and contributes to broader development goals by ensuring Australia has a safe and robust digital health system.
Her approach to consumer engagement and patient experience provide valuable insight to the planning, design and implementation of the Agency’s work program.

Previous to this position, Dr Trujillo was the Chief Medical Information Officer at UnitingCare Health, Australia's first, as well as being the Regional Director of Medical Services for St Stephen’s Hervey Bay and the Sunshine Coast Private Hospital. In this role, she was well known for her leadership and passion to fully and effectively engage clinicians in the design, implementation and sustainability of digital health solutions, in order to bring about high patient quality and safety outcomes.

Prior to her tenure with UnitingCare Health, Dr Trujillo worked in the public sector as Executive Director, Medical Services for Townsville Hospital and Health Service in Queensland, Australia.
She is also the vice chairperson of the HIMSS Asia Pacific Governing Council.

Dr Trujillo obtained her degree in Medicine and Surgery, Universidad del Valle, Colombia in 1998. She holds an AMC Certificate 2000, Masters of Public Health 2005, and has been a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators since 2009.


 Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Technology Editor Technology Evangelist iTWire.com

Alex Zaharov-Reutt is one of Australia’s most well-known technology journalists, appearing on TV, radio, in print, online and at YouTube. He is the technology editor at iTWire.com, and hosts his own TV technology program at his YouTube page and via iTWire.com. If you want to know about technology, Alex has the answers, showing us all how technology is our friend, and not our Terminator-like enemy.

Fantastic new technologies and cool tech tips with Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Want to see cool technologies available now and coming next year? What about some great tips on getting more from your smartphone, tablet, PC and Mac? For a fun, entertaining, informative and amazing presentation you’ll be telling your friends about, then Alex’s highly anticipated closing ASCCA keynote will be one you won’t want to miss!


David Bennett

David Bennett

ASCCA Director

David Bennett has been a director of ASCCA since 2005. David worked in the computer industry from 1958 until his retirement in 1996. He was involved in the design and manufacture of computer systems hardware, later specialising in software systems for manufacturing industries. He was a consultant and president of the UK “Just in Time” group, who worked to improve the manufacturing processes in large companies, such as Hoover, Sony UK, Nissan UK and Sunrise Medical.

After coming to Australia, joined Northern Beaches Computer Pals as a trainer and soon became involved in the organisation and development of the club. When Avalon Computer Pals was formed he became a founder member and spent three years as a trainer and member of the committee.

David wants to continue working on widening communication between member clubs, using webcam and internet links for interactive participation between member clubs and will allow them to get maximum benefit from their ASCCA membership.

David is MC for the Conference


 Nan Bosler OAM

ASCCA President

Nan Bosler has been heavily involved in volunteer community work for almost 60 years. She has worked with and for people of all age groups and levels of ability, with particular emphasis on the needs of older people and those with a disability. She is a published author and presents regularly at conferences in both Australia and overseas. She revels in the fact that she is a great grandmother.

Nan is the foundation president of the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association and seeks to empower older people by encouraging them to use modern technology.

Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country

A successful conference should pose questions and challenge assumptions. It should open doors and inspire new ideas for the future.



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