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Watch short interviews with tech specialists to get a glimpse of what's happening in industry, tips from recruiters and trends that are influencing the future of tech.

Damien Scalzo

Chief Information Officer, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services A&NZ

For over 15 years, Damien has combined his business and technology experience as a CIO, Management Consultant, Systems Integrator and Chartered Accountant to help organisations use technology to add value to their core and new business processes across industries including financial services, manufacturing, utilities and public.

Damien is passionate about technology and also spends time mentoring startups to grow and scale.

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Chantel Garcia

Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft

Chantel is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington, USA. She completed both a Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems at Monash University from 2010 to 2014. During her time at Microsoft she has been on the Excel team working on a myriad of new features for the product, perhaps the most recent and exciting feature being Rich Data Types.

Working at Microsoft has afforded her great opportunities to connect with the broader tech community in the US, such as attending the Grace Hopper Conference – the largest gathering of women in computing in the world, enjoying the chance to see some of the world’s most renowned names in the tech industry speak. These included Satya Nadella, Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey. Chantel currently spends additional time outside of her normal work duties mentoring new and interning employees at the company to help them grow and become successful in their career.

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Taijan Gan

Campus Programs & Talent Attraction, IBM

Want to chat to Taijan? Just email your questions to our Student Engagement team! Taijan will review all submissions anonymised and pick her favourites for a one-on-one chat!

Jacqui Shadforth

Software Engineer, Atlassian

Want to chat to Jacqui? Just email your questions to our Student Engagement team! Jacqui will review all submissions anonymised and pick her favourites for a one-on-one chat!