West Tech Assemblage 2021

West Tech Assemblage once again brought together the state’s technology and innovation sectors to focus on digital access and inclusion. 2021 marked the seventh consecutive time since 2015 that West Tech Assemblage has coordinated state-wide connections to advance important diversity and inclusion programs.

Through collaboration and the progressive, shared goals of all stakeholders, the objective of ensuring all Western Australians enjoy the benefits of digital technologies can be realised.

WTA have since 2015 grown and matured into becoming more than a networking event, and is currently one of the biggest contributors to driving the culture of collaboration in WA.

WTA achieves this by inviting its attendees from across industries and sectors, and the outcome of the event is not just the attendance on that night. It is the initiatives and activities formed through the partnerships fostered by WTA that continue to benefit the community in the months and years following each event.

WTA 2021 panel members listening to Carly Davis speak. Carly is laughing.
WTA 2021 panel members and audience listening intently to Carly Davis speak
West Tech Assemblage 2021 crowd sitting down and listening to welcome to country.
West Tech Assemblage 2021 guests during welcome to country
Shaun Nannup posing with his portrait.
Shaun Nannup posing with his portrait by Artist Melissa Clements
Minister Hon. Don Punch MLA speaking from podium at West Tech Assemblage
Hon. Don Punch MLA, Minister for Disability Services; Fisheries; Innovation and ICT; Seniors and Ageing
Prof. Peter Klinken AC speaking while moderating the West Tech Assemblage panel
Prof. Peter Klinken AC, Chief Scientist of Western Australia, moderating the panel and sitting beside Henrietta Podgorska, Senior Manager Communications & Engagement, Umbrella Multicultural Community Care Services Inc
Nilesh Makwana speaking as Master of Ceremonies for West Tech Assemblage
Nilesh Makwana, Chair & Founder — West Tech Assemblage, CEO – illuminance Solutions, as MC
Prof. Kylie Readman speaking during West Tech Assemblage panel.
Prof. Kylie Readman, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Education & Equity, Murdoch University
Carly Davis speaking during West Tech Assemblage panel
Carly Davis, General Manager—Education Programs, Wirrpanda Foundation
Cecily Rawlinson speaking during West Tech Assemblage panel
Cecily Rawlinson, Director, WA AustCyber Innovation Hub
Women in beautiful scarf is asking a question during the West Tech Assemblage panel Q&A
Audience member asking a question during the panel Q&A
Delicious canapés served on a plate at West Tech Assemblage
Delicious canapés served during the event
Santiago Martinez smiling in a light striped dress shirt.
Santiago Martinez, WTA 2020 panel member.
Nilesh Makwana standing with West Tech Assemblage Guests in front of pull up banner
Nilesh Makwana with guests
Tank Stream Labs West Tech Assemblage supporter booth
Tank Stream Labs representatives wiaiting for the WTA guests to arrive!
West Tech Assemblage VIP guests, panel members, speakers, Sponsors, Supporters and Partners pose
West Tech Assemblage VIP guests, panel members, speakers, Sponsors, Supporters and Partners

Speakers 2021

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Hon. Don Punch MLA
Minister for Disability Services;
Fisheries; Innovation and ICT;
Seniors and Ageing

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Prof. Peter Klinken AC
Chief Scientist of
Western Australia

Professor Kylie Readman

Prof. Kylie Readman
Deputy Vice Chancellor,
Education & Equity,
Murdoch University

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Cecily Rawlinson
Director, WA AustCyber
Innovation Hub

Carly Davis

Carly Davis
General Manager—Education Programs
Wirrpanda Foundation

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Henrietta Podgorska
Senior Manager Communications & Engagement,
Umbrella Multicultural Community Care Services Inc

Nilesh Makwana Chair West Tech Assemblage

Nilesh Makwana
Chair – West Tech Assemblage
CEO – illuminance Solutions

WTA2021 was supported by:

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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Beacham Group logo
Techlearn logo
NIT Australia logo

Supporters & Partners

Photography by Sachi Kotecha and and videography by Yuri Cartland.