Calling aged and community care service providers to participate in National Roundtables

March 08, 2022

The Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council (ACIITC) is calling for aged and community care providers to take part in their new national roundtables.

ACIITC has established three (3) new National Roundtables to engage specific sectors of the aged and community care industry and to promote collaboration and activities focused on the uptake of technology and innovation in the industry. The National Roundtable focus areas are:

  • Technology Specific Considerations
  • Service Model and Workforce Reform
  • and Financial Considerations, including Return on Investment (ROI) and Research and Development (R&D).

As Independent Chair of the ACIITC, I encourage you to submit your Expression of Interest to the National Roundtables to have your chance to contribute to the debate and discuss important reform issues for the aged and community care sector.

The Technology-Specific Considerations National Roundtable will be Co-Chaired by Ms Maria Paz and Mr Daniel Pettman.

Maria Paz is the Chief Information Officer at VMCH with 20+ years’ experience leading transformational business and technology change across numerous sectors, most recently, aged and disability sectors.

She has developed significant expertise in the areas of technology strategy, governance, operations, performance, program/portfolio management, risk and assurance.

Maria is passionate about using emerging technologies and data to identify new business transformation initiatives. She particularly enjoys managing change and innovation that positively affects and contributes to improving social and community outcomes.

Mr Pettman is a 20 year veteran in the technology sector, having worked across numerous industries including retail, government, education and, more recently, health and aged care. He is currently the Chief Digital Information Officer of BaptistCare where he leads the various aspects of IT risk, innovation, projects and operations. Daniel is passionate about using technology in improving the care experience.

The Service Model and Workforce Reform National Roundtable will be Co-Chaired by Ms Sue Cooke.

Ms Cooke is the Executive Director at Anglicare Southern Queensland and an experienced health professional, educator, operational manager and community services leader.

Ms Cooke is a registered nurse with a Master’s in Education, a Master’s in Business Administration and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Sue is passionate about achieving digitally enabled care and support for older Australians.

The Financial Considerations National Roundtable is Chaired by Ms Jennene Buckley.

Jennene is the Director of Enkindle Consulting, that exists to support Government, Peaks and Aged Care Providers through the next 5 years of reform with the goal of creating a world class aged care system.

Jennene’s career in Health Aged & Community care spans 25 years, having been inducted into the Aged Care IT Hall of Fame in 2016, along with winning several national and international awards. Jennene is passionate about supporting aged care providers with organisational transformation and digital innovation.  She currently sits on several industry Boards and committees including the National Aged Care Advisory Council.

The ACIITC was established in 2007 with the express intent of promoting the evidence-based benefits of incorporating innovation and technology into aged and community care. The ACIITC engages in various international and national activities, research, and events to highlight best practices, digital enhanced service delivery and high-quality outcomes for older Australians and their families.

The ACIITC is always on the lookout for knowledgeable and energetic aged and community service providers to help with industry projects and will consider Expression of Interest (EOI) in March 2022.

Applications from vendors, academics and others are not being considered at this time and look forward to engaging in 2023.

To submit an expression of interest please access: 

Any further queries contact the Aged Care Industry Information Technology Council via email