[LINK] new IT council

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue May 12 17:20:07 AEST 2009

Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> Scott Howard wrote:
>> On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 7:24 PM, Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita at ramin.com.au
>>> wrote:
>>> I do have some reservations about Civil Engineers and ICT/innovation.
>> 1980.
>> That's the year Grant moved out of Civil Engineering and into IT.
>> I think 29 years experience in IT probably played far more in him getting
>> this position than his 10 years as a civil engineer, no?
> There's a difference between getting the job and doing it.
> Consider the reverse situation. Could someone with a CompSci or ElecEng 
> degree practice as a civil engineer?
> My guess is no. Why is IT different? Not only that but why are IT people 
> paid more than engineers?
...note the membership of the other industry innovation councils....


perhaps we could speculate who we would like to see on the council....
> Membership of the Council
> Mr John Grant will serve as Chair of the Council.  Mr Grant manages a successful Australian company providing IT solutions to industry and government.  He is also the Chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association.  The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research is in the process of approaching individuals to serve as members of the Council.  Council members will be drawn from across the industry, professional associations and employee organisations, research and government.

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