Allison added, "You should not think narrow when you think of a career in IT. Marketing of IT services is one of the hardest jobs in the country. Some of the most successful people in IT organisations today don't have anything to do directly with IT. Some successful CIOs in the country have never had an IT job. Fundamentally they understand what technology can do for their company and customers. They don't get embroiled in the technology but focus on the business outcomes."
The informal panel that addressed questions from the live audience, as well as a Twitter audience, also touched upon ways they follow to enforce a work-life balance, relieve stress, and handle technology in their own lives.
The Australasian Computer Science Week is an event for computer science researchers in Australasia. The event, which is being conducted in Auckland, consists of multiple parallel conferences covering a wide range of topics in computer science and related areas.
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