Speaker delivers insightful advice


Governor Stirling students  Delenn Eddy, Hayley Cole, Jane Estorba and Ruth Brown.
La Salle College Year 11 students Jasmine Robinson and Aleksandra Khan with global information technology |service delivery manager Michelle Sandford and Landgate chief executive Mike Bradford.
Speaker delivers insightful advice
Governor Stirling students Delenn Eddy, Hayley Cole, Jane Estorba and Ruth Brown. La Salle College Year 11 students Jasmine Robinson and Aleksandra Khan with global information technology |service delivery manager Michelle Sandford and Landgate chief executive Mike Bradford.

Ms Sandford’s presentation was heard by representatives from the City of Swan, the Midland community, local businesses and school students.

Landgate chief executive Mike Bradford said this year’s theme of ‘Pledge for Parity’ was highlighted in the talk.

Working as a global information technology service delivery manager and keynote speaker at TEDxPerth 2014, Ms Sandford said she was a technology evangelist and philosopher.

“We were joined by a number of students with an interest in technology and innovation,” she said.

“Ms Sandford provided insightful advice to the students about being innovative and proactive when learning about their chosen fields,” Mr Bradford said.

“She used examples of young people who have taught themselves skills which have led to achievements such as profitable apps and said this type of initiative was highly regarded by employers.

“Landgate values information technology. We are an innovative agency that has a leading role in location information and open data.

“We encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education through events like HackED, Landgate’s outreach program that introduces students to the power of location information.”

Proceeds from the event were donated to Starick, which works alongside women and children to support them to recover from the impact of family and domestic violence.

Those who attended the event included Martin Aldridge MLC, Michelle Roberts MLA, Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright and Governor Stirling Senior High School, Swan Christian College, La Salle College and Hampton Senior High School students.