Author: Amy Sarcevic

Education & Skilling

Leadership & Communication

Technology

Lifting Australia’s innovation performance

For the last two and a half decades Australia has enjoyed sustained economic growth, booming employment and favourable living standards. But in more recent years, the country’s high labour costs have forced many companies to source products and services overseas, leading to a slump in Australian productivity. With increasingly tough competition from developing nations this…

21 Aug 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Social Policy

Technology

Transport & Logistics

Turbines

Ethical innovation and sustainable entrepreneurship – how Tia Kansara is paving the way for a new economy

  The word ‘innovation’ means different things to different people. To many it is synonymous with artificial intelligence, quantum computing, or the automation of roles previously carried out by humans. But for ecosystem designer and founder of Replenish.Earth Ltd, Dr Tia Kansara, the word innovation is more about ethical rather than digital advancement. Dr Kansara…

20 Jul 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

Other

Getting to know your inner-psychopath – why it’s hard to be good with money

Can we have too much of a good thing? When it comes to money, the answer in the Psychology community is increasingly ‘yes’. Psychologists have amassed considerable evidence for a causal link between money and self-interested behavior. Well-off people are statistically more likely to cheat in a game, less likely to help a passerby and,…

25 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education & Skilling

The importance of STEM in preparing for the fourth industrial revolution

We are on the brink of a fourth industrial revolution and Australia must increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology, bio-engineering and computer science – yet these are…

23 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication

The language of finance – is it skewing our moral compass?

The language used within the banking and finance sector - whether it be in a company's annual report or face-to-face during a business transaction - is becoming increasingly technical, abstract, and morally and ethically neutral. Terms like Collateralized Debt Obligation and Global Financial Crisis are more frequently referred to by their acronyms CDO and GFC,…

8 May 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education & Skilling

Teaching gifted children

Teaching gifted students is no easy feat. Easily bored and often more knowledgeable than their teachers, these children frequently come in the guise of class nuisances or even under-performers. Yet, like any other child, gifted students have a right to an education which stimulates and stretches them. The question is ‘how?’. Christine Ireland of AAEGT…

20 Feb 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Media

Delivering a platform for the OTT revolution

 Sarah Palmer Executive GM - Products & Pricing, NBN In advance of her address at the OTT TV Summit in Sydney this March, Informa caught up with NBN Executive General Manager, Sarah Palmer. In an exclusive interview she shed light on what NBN are doing to ensure the long term sustainability and commercial viability of OTT. Sarah,…

31 Jan 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Why Australia needs to embrace value capture

The weight and magnitude of modern day infrastructure projects is causing traditional funding models to buckle. With urban renewal and transport projects like WestConnex and the Metros now scaling tens of billions of dollars, it is clear that Australia needs to explore alternative, more equitable, methods of capital sourcing. Value Capture has long been used…

16 Jan 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Media

Sports

Uncategorized

The effect of mobile-led sports on the television industry

When Optus acquired the Premier League they knew they were tapping into a winning market. But the deal in fact created a ripple throughout the media industry, redefining people’s viewing preferences and expectations of television in general. “We were surprised by the level of demand for a mobile-led service” says Optus Head of Content, Paul…

19 Dec 2016, by Amy Sarcevic