Tag: technology

Defence & Security

How the Australian Army is leveraging a national obsession with drones

Drones were a defining symbol of the new millennium. A technology that would not only lead the military into a new frontier of combat and surveillance; but delight technophiles around the world and become a form of recreation in their own right. Drones made their debut in the early 2000’s, assisting the CIA with targeted…

13 Aug 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Education

Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy update

The Australian Government is channelling $200 billion into Defence capability over the coming decade to recapitalise the Australian Defence Force. Accompanying this is the development of the ‘Workforce Behind the Defence Force’ (WBDF) campaign – the roughly 3,000 plus SMEs and 25,000 employees that constitute Defence industry in Australia. Over the next decade, this STEM-enabled…

19 Jul 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Business

Leadership & Communication

Technology

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

Defence & Security

Education

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STEM in defence – strategies for attracting and retaining talent

The Australian government's $89 billion national sovereign shipbuilding program is set to give the Australian job market a significant boost – with more than 5,000 workers soon needed to develop its fleet of new submarines, major surface combatants and offshore patrol vessels. But while increased job demand marks positive news for Australian citizens – and…

25 Jun 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

Education

Can robots write poetry?

Can robots write poetry? Provocative questions like this are now beginning to replace traditional academic subjects in schools, according to Peter Mahony of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Instead of isolating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), several pioneering schools throughout Australia are now delivering multidisciplinary, project-based lessons, that are centered around…

15 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Defence & Security

Education

STEM skills shortage and the modernisation of Australian Defence capability

The Government is making an unprecedented investment into Defence capability of around $200 billion, over the next decade. While this investment marks positive news for the modernisation of Defence’s capability, it represents only part of the equation. The modernisation of Australia’s Defence capability will create more opportunities for Australians to use their expertise, experience and…

6 Nov 2017, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

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

Education

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

Healthcare

Technology

Trish Hammond: Connecting Consumers & Cosmetic Medicine Practicioners

With just two weeks to go until the inaugural National Cosmetic Medicine Summit, we spoke with blogger and General Manager of the Plastic Surgery Hub Trish Hammond to discuss the power of social media in providing cosmetic medicine consumers with more information and choice.   Tell me a bit about the Plastic Surgery Hub and how…

16 Feb 2017, by Lisa Hedlund

Healthcare

Professor Moyez Jiwa on Technology & the Patient Experience

With the inaugural Improving the Patient Experience Conference approaching, we sat down with Professor Moyez Jiwa, Associate Dean of the Melbourne Clinical School at the University of Notre Dame Australia, to discuss his research and how technology can improve the patient experience.   Can you tell me about your research? My research explores ways to improve outcomes…

24 Jan 2017, by Lisa Hedlund

Healthcare

Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan: Improving Patient Experience

In the lead-up to the inaugral Improving the Patient Experience Conference, we had chat with one of our speakers, Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan. Avnesh is the founder and CEO of Energesse which specialises in improving the patient experience and customer experience for organisations in the health and care sectors. We spoke with Avnesh about why the patient experience…

23 Jan 2017, by Lisa Hedlund