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Healthcare | Technology

E-prescriptions set to become more widespread in Australia

New legislative changes have been made in Australia enabling electronic prescriptions (e-prescriptions) to be used as an alternative to their paper counterparts. The move follows numerous measures by federal government to encourage the adoption of e-prescribing practices – including a $15.3 million pledge to create a national system for issuing e-scripts, made in the 2018-19…

22 Nov 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Reaching net zero carbon and implications for asset renewal in rail

In a national bid to reach net zero carbon and meet the prescribed targets of the 2016 Paris Agreement, rail has an important role to play. It’s efficient throughput and high passenger density may give it brownie points from an environmental perspective. However, with the vast majority of freight rail assets in Australia and New…

13 Nov 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

Satisfying the national rail safety regulator in today’s high-tech world

The heavy haul rail sector is rapidly evolving with new technology - from train automation, to interconnected and wireless devices, to communication-based train control. The speed of disruption is impressive and indicates a promising future for the sector: one which effectively balances cost, risk and performance. But amid the excitement associated with next generation systems,…

10 Oct 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Technology

Tunnel boring in complex conditions – insights into Europe’s Brenner Base Tunnel project

The Brenner Base Tunnel is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and will be the centerpiece of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean TEN-T Corridor from Helsinki to Valetta, Malta. Project operations are ongoing and progressing well, explains Karin Baeppler of Herrenknecht - the project’s TBM supplier - ahead of the Australian Tunnelling Conference. But at 64 kilometers…

2 Sep 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Technology

How this school is breeding the next generation of technology experts

Flying through google earth, finding solitude in an enigma portal, virtually touring the cosmos in a VR-enabled telenaut centre. These are hardly the quintessential images we conjure up when thinking back to our primary school years. But for students at Wooranna Park Primary, they are part of everyday routine. That’s because Wooranna recognises that the…

19 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Technology

The start of a drug development revolution?

Professor Nikolai Petrovsky, a pioneer in the field of immuno-informatics from Flinders’ University, claims to have developed the world’s first AI-generated drug to have entered human trials; and is encouraging other drug researchers to also consider AI technology. Using tools such as Artificial Neural Networks (ANN), Hidden Markov models, Random Forrest Walk and Genetic Algorithms,  Professor…

2 Aug 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Business | Leadership & Communication | Technology

How to develop your company’s ‘innovation muscle’

Disruptive trends like AI, ‘internet of things’ and ‘as a service’ business models are transforming the expectations of consumers and demanding that we all do business in a different, more innovative, way. With tech giants like Google and Microsoft submitting thousands of AI patent applications and investing heavily in this space, other companies are beginning…

18 Jun 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Technology | Transport & Logistics

How big data is transforming port and marine operations

The marine freight industry has historically relied on intuition and “traditional” (look-back) data to inform its operational and investment decisions. While markers such as transit times, revenue per TEU and cost per voyage are undoubtedly important metrics, they are limited in terms of their ability to make accurate forecasts and sound business decisions. In contrast,…

3 May 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security | Technology

Improving AML surveillance within law enforcement

Anti-money laundering (AML) technology is currently at the forefront of law enforcement innovation. But in the absence of an “innovation framework”, criminals may exploit “system seams” and outpace AML advancement, according to ASPI Senior Analyst Dr. John Coyne. The “seams” he is referring to are the subtle but important incongruences between public and private sector…

12 Mar 2019, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Technology

Enhancing mobile networks in a 5G world

Australia’s fifth generation (5G) broadband rollout is now well underway and is soon set to go live, with Telstra and Optus both committed to selling 5G products and services in 2019; and Vodafone in the near future. With its ultrafast network speeds and lower latency, 5G is expected to make a big impact on the…

25 Feb 2019, by Amy Sarcevic
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