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The AGSE Oration presents Tristan Sternson

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The Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) invites you to the Annual Oration to hear Tristan Sternson, an Australian tech industry pioneer, CEO of multi-award-winning company, ARQ Group and Swinburne alum.

Join us for an inspiring evening with Tristan, a true trailblazer in the Australian tech industry.

Discover the incredible journey of how, since assuming the role of ARQ's CEO in December 2019, Tristan's leadership played a pivotal role in transforming the company from an underperforming entity into one of Australia's most remarkable turnaround successes within just three years.

Come join us for an evening of inspiration, learning, and networking along with great food. We look forward to seeing you there!

About the speaker 

Tristan Sternson is an Australian tech industry pioneer and CEO of multi-award-winning company, ARQ Group. ARQ is one of Australia’s leading providers of digital tech services, with a client base spanning Government, enterprise organisations, with more than half of Australia’s top 20 ASX-listed companies. He is also the co-lead of Singtel’s global digital tech firm, NCS NEXT.

A serial entrepreneur and growth expert, at the heart of Tristan’s decades-long career in IT, is his drive to create meaningful impact through digital technology solutions, including advisory, experience and design, and engineering and managed services.

Since being appointed CEO of ARQ in December 2019, Tristan’s leadership was pivotal in taking the business from an underperforming business to one of Australia’s greatest turnaround stories in three short years. This led to ARQ’s $290 million acquisition by Singtel subsidiary NCS in April 2022 – resulting in a 1900-person local workforce. Tristan has also established education programs including The Digital Experience (TDx) within the ARQ Academy pillar, which has had a direct impact on the nation’s tech skills shortage, and led to a 75 per cent growth in ARQ’s head count.

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