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SheLeadsTech goes to the United Nations

Jo Stewart-Rattray made the connection of a lifetime at last year’s ISACA Oceania CACS event in Canberra. The Founder of SheLeadsTech – a program which seeks to empower women to carve out careers in the technology – had a serendipitous encounter which ultimately saw her representing Australia at the United Nations’ 62nd Session on the…

13 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Technology

What’s so super about super incubators?

 < Petra Andren, CEO, Cicada Innovations We’ve been talking about innovation for a while now. Its connection to jobs and growth. Its role in preventing Australia from being left behind in a rapidly changing global landscape. And as a part of this national discussion, Innovation and Science Australia recently released its NISA Strategic Plan 2030.…

12 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Technology

Getting ready for the digital human workforce

Managing a human workforce can be a demanding experience. To perform well and remain loyal, most people require a competitive salary, a commutable office location, an aesthetically pleasing working environment with natural light and plenty of space, a cohesive team culture, motivational incentives, praise and recognition, regular breaks, a manageable workload, variety, training, career progression…

20 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Technology

Insights into the Victorian Government’s cyber security strategy

Cyber attacks are increasing in complexity, likelihood, impact and volume. The World Economic Forum has listed cyber attacks as the third most likely catastrophe, behind extreme weather events and natural disasters; and according to ASIO, Australia is the second likeliest target nation of the APAC region. Among the wealth of high-risk sectors, Finance, Healthcare and…

20 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Urban rail and smart cities of the future

In recent years, 'smart cities' have created a lot of industry buzz, conjuring up images of flying cars, talking fridges and robot uprisings. But the question remains whether our growing obsession with technology is useful to the development of our cities and, in particular, what it means for the future of Australia’s transport networks. Ahead…

7 Jun 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Social Policy | Technology

Can sentencing be enhanced with artificial intelligence?

Since the 17th century, judicial decisions have been handed down by human beings, for want of a better alternative. But oddly the arrival of a better alternative –artificial intelligence (AI) - has been met with doubt, concern and, in some cases, resistance. “There’s something distinctly uncomfortable and counter intuitive about letting a robot decide the…

29 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

What constitutes a strong digital health product?

With more than 300,000 health apps available on google play and itunes, and a proliferation of health technologies recently brought to market, it is fair to say that the last few years have seen a significant amount of hype in the digital health space. But how much of this technology can really be embedded into…

24 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Energy & Utilities | Technology

How Horizon Power are developing their microgrid capability

Last year Horizon Power deployed Western Australia’s first multi-function utility grade battery in Carnarvon. The battery - which is capable of generating 2 MW of power for one hour - will be used to optimise spinning reserve and is expected to save hundreds of thousands in maintenance and fuel costs in the process. The initiative…

9 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Education | Technology

Maximising the potential of The National STEM Strategy

How our future leaders, and our country, can benefit from STEM. STEM is an investment in the future of our country with a primary focus to achieve a better Australia. STEM was introduced as a recognition for a need to nurture the development of skills in cross-disciplinary, innovative thinking, problem solving, and digital technologies. These…

4 May 2018, by Informa Insights

Business | Healthcare | Occupational Health & Safety | Technology

What healthcare solutions does Australia really need?

In the context of future Australian healthcare, it is important that healthcare innovators don’t simply come up with solutions they think are good for problems they think exist. This is the thinking behind icare’s approach to stimulating and facilitating innovation in healthcare. icare is the NSW government’s insurance and care provider, catering for more than…

3 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic
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