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Month: August 2014

Technology

The first major Bitcoin event in Australia brings excitement to Singapore in November

On July 24th and 25th Informa Australia hosted their inaugural Bitcoin conference in Sydney, Australia. Entitled ‘Cryptocon Conference and Barcamp’, this two-day event represented the first major Bitcoin event to come to Sydney. Cryptocon drew together many of the key themes in Bitcoin and emerging blockchain based technologies from the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.…

7 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Transport issues kill Rio’s Mozambique dream

Rio Tinto has fessed up, acknowledging for the first time yesterday it is selling its Mozambican coal assets for the bargain-basement price of $50m. Rio’s planned exit from Mozambique was first flagged by Inside Coal in December so the only real surprise was the price. As one industry observer remarked: “$50m is less than salvage…

6 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Total Geology Method helps to improve efficiency in railway development

In the lead up to the ARA's 4th Annual Heavy Haul Rail Conference and Exhibition, we were joined by Greg O'Rourke, Executive Director - Rail at Engenium, to discuss the past, present and future of the Australian heavy haul rail sector, and the important role that engineering geological techniques play in successful railway development. How…

5 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Morbidity, recidivism and re-incarceration for at-risk populations in correctional settings

Transition programmes are designed to equip prisoners with the skills and support to manage their transition from prison to the community. Creating person-centred programs with long-lasting impact continues to be a difficult challenge, particularly when we consider the multiple and complex care needs of many prisoners. In the lead up to the 5th Annual Correctional Services…

5 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Opinion: The future of driverless trains

James Horton, Senior Architect at Ajilon Consulting discusses the future of driverless trains.  The next ten years look exciting for the future of driverless trains. Key implementations will occur in both passenger and heavy haul operations. At the end of ten years the industry should have enough operational information to validate that this technology has…

4 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Healthcare

Balancing Resource and Expectations Effectively: Hospital Procurement 2014

For the fourth successive year, the “Who’s Who” of Australian Hospital Procurement gathered at the Menzies Hotel in Sydney for the National Hospital Procurement conference, to exchange updates and opinions over progressions in the practice over the last year. Sessions focused on a number of key areas including outsourcing, tendering, supplier/purchaser relationship management, data warehousing, waste…

1 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights
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