Tag: technology

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

Transport & Logistics

Innovative approach for LRT and Tramway Management

Just one month to go until executives from across the light rail industry meet on the Gold Coast for the Australasian Railway Association’s Light Rail 2017 Conference and Exhibition. The Light Rail industry in Australia is continuing its renaissance. From the successful launch and now stage two development of Queensland’s Glink, to the ongoing CBD…

20 Jan 2017, by Niamh Horan

Mining & Resources

Research, testing & training: A view of combustible dust from the laboratory

As a preview to the upcoming Dust Explosions Conference in Brisbane on the 17-18 October, Research Scientist, Dr Fiona Clarkson, from the Department of Natural Resources and Mines recently took a break from some bespoke explosion testing at Simtars' laboratory to give us an insight into the exciting and specialist world of combustible dust. How…

7 Oct 2016, by Informa Australia

Education

STEAM – The Importance of Creativity in STEM Subjects

There is no doubt about it; Australia has a skills gap and needs to increase participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects to meet the demands of its evolving job market. Our current education system just isn’t converting enough students into modern, high-level professions such as nanotechnology and computer science – yet this…

7 Jul 2016, by Informa Australia

Technology

The evolution of Social TV

These days privately enjoying one’s favourite television series or movie is not enough for many viewers. Audiences want to know what others are thinking about the latest character death or plot twist; to interact with fellow fans and share the excitement, sadness, laughter - whatever emotion the show is stirring within them. “Television has always been…

6 Jun 2016, by Informa Australia

Technology

The Rise of eSports – Why we should all be taking notice of Gaming

Over the top (OTT) television is a highly lucrative industry, evidenced by the vast success of pureplay providers like YouTube and Netflix. Young millennials can’t get enough of the anytime anywhere model; subscribing in their masses to powerhouse productions like Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, and ditching the studio brands of traditional TV. The…

21 Apr 2016, by Informa Australia

Transport & Logistics

Global Trends for Online Retail and the Increase in Supply Chain Automation

  We are delighted to have Apex Supply Chain Technologies come on board as Platinum Sponsor for our Online Retail Logistics Conference taking place at the Grace Hotel Sydney on the 28th and 29th of this month. We had the opportunity to discuss online retail, supply chain automation and Apex as a company with David…

1 Apr 2016, by Informa Australia