Chris Jeffery - Round 1, 2017 Champion

CyberGuru for Brisbane not-for-profits and community groups

Chris Jeffery is the Brisbane CyberGuru who recognises the importance of all community members being self-sufficient with computers, and being safe online.

As an accomplished business and ICT professional, Chris donates time to help not-for-profit organisations and community groups secure and implement new technologies, access discounted software, and train to be more self-sufficient in maintaining their computers. Some of the many organisations he has provided his time to include the Relaxation Centre of Queensland, menALIVE Ministries, and Invictus Community College.

Chris has educated, informed, inspired and assisted local businesses, community groups and not-for-profit organisations by:

  • writing technology tips in his business blog

  • submitting advice and tips to Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce members and non-members

  • presenting at the CLICK! Digital Expo 2016

  • presenting at the Australian Association of Professional Organisers (Queensland)

  • providing advice on digital engagement strategies to people wanting to establish or grow their business through the Queensland Government Mentoring for Growth program and Australian Government Small Business Advisory Service

  • convening the Australian Computer Society Queensland Small Medium Enterprise Special Interest Group, which he launched in 2015 to assist and support Queensland ICT-based small businesses.

Chris is the chief guru and proprietor of his own business, CyberGuru, which has been operating in Brisbane’s northern suburbs for 20 years. All his work activities focus on enabling and empowering clients to get the most out of their technology.

In addition, Chris recognises the importance of educating people to participate safely online. To this end, he has been a volunteer speaker for a Seniors Safety Forum. His presentation about cyber security, particularly the different types of online scams and how to avoid them, was very well received.

As a digital champion, Chris will launch a new initiative to help Queensland teachers upskill and prepare for upcoming changes to the ICT curriculum. Many schools are unsure how to implement coding into their curriculum and don’t currently have the skills needed to teach it. Chris’ training for teachers will provide them with the tools and strategies needed. He will also roll out a range of face-to-face and online training for small businesses and organisations.

Chris will also continue to educate and inform about technology and cyber safety by presenting to peer and community groups, and continuing his pro bono services.

Chris is nominated by: Brisbane City Council

CyberGuru for Brisbane not-for-profits and community groups

Chris Jeffery is the Brisbane CyberGuru who recognises the importance of all community members being self-sufficient with computers, and being safe online.

As an accomplished business and ICT professional, Chris donates time to help not-for-profit organisations and community groups secure and implement new technologies, access discounted software, and train to be more self-sufficient in maintaining their computers. Some of the many organisations he has provided his time to include the Relaxation Centre of Queensland, menALIVE Ministries, and Invictus Community College.

Chris has educated, informed, inspired and assisted local businesses, community groups and not-for-profit organisations by:

  • writing technology tips in his business blog

  • submitting advice and tips to Brisbane North Chamber of Commerce members and non-members

  • presenting at the CLICK! Digital Expo 2016

  • presenting at the Australian Association of Professional Organisers (Queensland)

  • providing advice on digital engagement strategies to people wanting to establish or grow their business through the Queensland Government Mentoring for Growth program and Australian Government Small Business Advisory Service

  • convening the Australian Computer Society Queensland Small Medium Enterprise Special Interest Group, which he launched in 2015 to assist and support Queensland ICT-based small businesses.

Chris is the chief guru and proprietor of his own business, CyberGuru, which has been operating in Brisbane’s northern suburbs for 20 years. All his work activities focus on enabling and empowering clients to get the most out of their technology.

In addition, Chris recognises the importance of educating people to participate safely online. To this end, he has been a volunteer speaker for a Seniors Safety Forum. His presentation about cyber security, particularly the different types of online scams and how to avoid them, was very well received.

As a digital champion, Chris will launch a new initiative to help Queensland teachers upskill and prepare for upcoming changes to the ICT curriculum. Many schools are unsure how to implement coding into their curriculum and don’t currently have the skills needed to teach it. Chris’ training for teachers will provide them with the tools and strategies needed. He will also roll out a range of face-to-face and online training for small businesses and organisations.

Chris will also continue to educate and inform about technology and cyber safety by presenting to peer and community groups, and continuing his pro bono services.

Chris is nominated by: Brisbane City Council