CeBIT Conferences 2017 

CeBIT Conferences 2017 

Industry report: digital economy created 40,000 ICT jobs in 2 years

25 May 2017

Australia’s digital economy is experiencing a boom, with 40,000 ICT jobs created in just two years and ICT services exports up 12% to $2.8b.

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The technology influencing us today and into the future

25 May 2017

Autonomous robots running a Japanese hotel and quantum computing solving our everyday problems are just two of the digital trends transforming our world according to WIRED Magazine Executive Editor, Greg Williams.

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Adapting our skills to meet the demands of the 4th industrial revolution

25 May 2017

“The new systems of digital revolution are powerful, but they are also a bit scary because they have the potential to fundamentally change us as humans,” Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation at the World Economic Forum Geneva summed up one of the key dilemmas of our times.

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How government agencies can be more open and agile

24 May 2017

Australians have high expectations of a digital government.

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Post-census digital government in Australia

24 May 2017

The lesson of the 2016 census was a serious one. It brought to light issues about big data, governance and the social contract. It also exposed how difficult it can be for governments to manage risk while striving for open and agile models of operation.

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Over 400 industry leaders gather at exclusive technology event

24 May 2017

For the second time, over 400 senior C-suite executives and digital leaders from Australia’s prominent enterprise and government organisations gathered at the elite, invite-only event - CeBIT Black. On Tuesday night, attendees were treated to great food, wine, entertainment, and a dynamic presentation from the event’s sponsors Accenture and Commonwealth Bank, titled ‘Fast Forward Future’.

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Focus on customer experience not technology to stay ahead of the curve

24 May 2017

Remaining competitive at a time when industry after industry is disrupted by start-ups that didn’t even seem to play in the same category when they first emerged can seem like a constant battle.

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Empowering women in tech requires role models and a new narrative

23 May 2017

Empowering women in business technology will be a key success factor of the industry as a whole.

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Build products not data centres

23 May 2017

Darragh Kennedy is no stranger to cloud transformation. At his previous post at Lonely Planet and in his current role as the Platform Engineering Manager at Zendesk, he has seen how cloud technology has completely transformed the speed, scale and scope of how businesses operate.

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CEO panel: Big Data, culture and customer focus key for organisational success

23 May 2017

Technology is key driver for digital transformation and businesses need to adapt to remain competitive in a changing environment.

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NASA: How amalgamating datasets is safeguarding life on earth

23 May 2017

NASA. Instantly our minds forge images of astronauts in white space suits, gigantic space shuttles and the great words of Neil Armstrong - “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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Collaboration is key to making the most of our opportunities

23 May 2017

It was fitting that Harvey Stockbridge, Managing Director Hannover Fairs Australia, commenced CeBIT Australia 2017 by taking a moment to commend its relocation to the beautiful new International Convention Centre. He acknowledged, ‘the rebuild of the ICC is a landmark project for the NSW government.’

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Fast Forward Future: CeBIT Black focuses on the future of digital

18 May 2017

It’s less than a week to go before CeBIT Australia takes place at the new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour. One of the highlights of this year’s event is the invite-only CeBIT Black VIP program, being held at Doltone House at Jones Bay Wharf on the evening of Tuesday 23 May from 6.30pm till 10.00pm.

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Oracle on driving digital transformation for impeccable customer experience

12 May 2017

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Charles Darwin | English Naturalist and Geologist

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Leaders of the tech industry address key issues at CeBIT Australia’s strategic panels

12 May 2017

For the first time, CeBIT Australia is featuring six strategic panels where some of the most successful leaders and greatest minds in the industry will debate the biggest issues in business technology.

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[Presentation] Platform strategy: Creating exponential value

26 Apr 2017

Futurist Ross Dawson delivered an inspiring keynote presentation at CeBIT Australia 2016, and we've got his presentation for you. 

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Top tips to start your outsourcing partnership on the right foot

03 Apr 2017

Optimising your business to deliver on a promise to customers, keeping shareholders happy and finishing the financial year with a solid profit margin is challenging.

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Collaboration and innovation: The evolution of the Digital Marketplace Australia

22 Mar 2017

Catherine Thompson was happy and fulfilled in her role at a promising start-up when the Digital Transformation Office (now Agency) approached her to head up the Digital Marketplace.

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Innovation: How Australia Post keeps up with consumer demands today and into the future

20 Mar 2017

In the lead-up to CeBIT Australia 2017, we had a chance to catch up with Gold Sponsor Australia Post to discover how they are innovating their services to keep up with today’s consumer expectations and demands. Read on as Regis Bauchiere, General Manager, Identity Solutions of Australia Post, tells us what we can expect from Australia Post in the next few years.

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[Video] 5 life-changing disruptive tech trends

22 Feb 2017

The rise of robots and drones, 3D printing, smart connected devices, the quantified self, and Everything-as a-Service is upon us.

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The smartest applications of blockchain in business

20 Feb 2017

The buzz surrounding blockchain has reached a new level.

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5 of the best IoT platforms to build value-driven apps

12 Dec 2016

The Internet of Things – connecting everything to everything else.

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[Video] Google's Director of Product discusses how you can improve user engagement

07 Dec 2016

Google’s Director of Product Management for Europe, ME and Asia, Rohit Dhawan is responsible for small to medium sized publishers who use Google Adsense. He delivered a Keynote presentation at the CeBIT Global Conferences in March 2016.

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9 technology books that all managing directors should read

25 Nov 2016

It’s almost that time of year. The mandatory two week shut down where you get to escape for a few weeks with your family.

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Are we entering the post-device era?

15 Nov 2016

As the world becomes more interconnected the human race is becoming increasingly dependent on our gadgets.

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The quiet riot: Cyberwarfare

02 Nov 2016

What if a malevolent group could hack into a country’s database and disrupt its media channels, its banking system, its citizen databases and its parliament?

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Looking to the future: The program for CeBIT Australia 2017 is here!

14 Oct 2016

We are looking to the future with the launch of our CeBIT Australia 2017 agenda. As the largest and longest running technology conference and exhibition in the Asia-Pacific, we pride ourselves on bringing together a diverse array of experts from around the world.

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Disruption in manufacturing: Challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs

27 Sep 2016

Disruption is a deceptive notion. It seems all-encompassing.

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Trademark or patent? This is what you need for your app

09 Sep 2016

Imagine you’ve developed this whiz-bang new app. You’re beyond pumped to launch next week. You’ve spent years (and your savings) on this one product and it’s D-Day — the marketing launch is ready to go.

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Singapore: smart city, smarter nation

09 Sep 2016

The future will present governments with many challenges, and it is those governments who are proactive that will ensure the prosperity of their nations.

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The 30-minute city: How smart city technology will get us there

31 Aug 2016

In March this year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shared a dream with various members of the media.

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5 technology focused social enterprises making a difference

15 Aug 2016

Social enterprise is growing at a fast pace. It’s estimated that more than 70,000 social enterprises operate in the UK and more than 20,000 here in Australia.

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What are cryptocurrencies and what are their implications for business?

03 Aug 2016

The term ‘cryptocurrency’ can conjure up some arresting images.

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9 time-saving technology solutions for developers

01 Aug 2016

There’s no doubt that smartphones have completely transformed our lives.

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Breaking the code of silence: Why coding is easier than you think

18 Jul 2016

What do a Victoria’s Secret Model, Instagram’s CEO and the Black-Eyed Peas front-man have in common?

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Is the hype right? Will 3D printing disrupt business?

12 Jul 2016

Out of all the fascinating and disruptive technologies that are emerging, 3D printing has garnered a significant amount of attention.

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Quantum computing: What impact will it have on our lives?

06 Jul 2016

Canadian prime-minister Justin Trudeau made worldwide headlines a few months ago, when a journalist asked him to explain quantum computing.

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Assessing the societal impact of the internet of things

23 Jun 2016

If the technological rate of growth can be described as exponential, rather than linear, then the rate of buzzwords that accompanies these advances also feels… aggressive.

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Gimmick or game-changer? What new technologies you need for your business

20 Jun 2016

When it comes to emerging technology sometimes certain things can just be a bit too pointless to ever be successful.

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Smart equipment tracking

05 May 2016

Tech is evolving faster than ever, said Kevin Cohen, CEO of Ramp RFID, and if we don’t keep abreast of the advancements, we will be left behind.

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Internet of Things: Unlocking the opportunities

04 May 2016

When most people think of the Internet of Things (IoT), they think of things like wearables, connected cars and smart cities, homes and factories. But in terms of what can actually be connected, the options are limitless

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Internet of Things: shaping the vision of smart cities

04 May 2016

Smart city is the topic du jour. Even the Prime Minister is getting in on the conversation.

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Intelligent machines, big data and the next industrial era

04 May 2016

Mark Sheppard, Chief Innovation Officer at GE Australia, says that one of the most common questions he gets in the course of his work is: is the industrial internet revolution actually real? 

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Transforming to drive growth in a digital economy

04 May 2016

Australia Post has come a long way over the past 5 years, having had to cope with large social, economic and digital changes. But they are now fitter and more agile than ever.

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Digital transformation to give ADF competitive warfare edge

03 May 2016

To gain a competitive advantage in the information age the Australian Defence Force will have to undergo a complete culture change in the way it approaches digital and information technology.

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ATO moving toward digitalisation at a fast pace

03 May 2016

Things should just happen automatically, that’s the main aim of the Australian Taxation Office’s move to the digital space.

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Solving the transformation equation

03 May 2016

Scott Anthony, Managing Partner at Innosight can clearly remember one of the first really momentous media disruptions.

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Global megatrends

03 May 2016

Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, researcher and principal scientist at CSIRO, is in the business of ‘strategic foresight’ – in other words, he’s a modern-day fortune teller.

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Platforms: the changing structure of value creation

03 May 2016

Ross Dawson, chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies Group, opened his CeBIT 2016 presentation with the following quote:

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The cognitive era; AI (Accessible Intelligence) comes of age

03 May 2016

Dr Joanna Batstone, Vice President and Lab Director at IBM Research Australia, says that the potential of data has an enormous reach.

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Digital growth drives digital risk… and opportunity

02 May 2016

It’s not all gloom and doom in the cyber security space, as Lynwen Connick, First Assistant Secretary of Cyber Policy and Intelligence in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, sees it.

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The future is written in code

02 May 2016

Decoded CEO Kathryn Parsons, delivering her keynote speech at the CeBIT 2016 conference, began by asking the audience: ‘How many here have a smartphone in their pocket?’

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Digital transformation and the air travel experience

02 May 2016

Luc Hennekens, Chief Innovation Officer at Qantas, says that truly knowing the customer at every stage of their journey is the key to weathering the changes the next few years might bring.

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Technologies that will transform our world

18 Apr 2016

The saying the future is a foreign country, they do things differently there, seems to be the theme of the latest World Economic Forum Report on the future of jobs.

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The worldwide classroom: How technology will change the education landscape

14 Apr 2016

In the not-so-distant past, the Australian classroom was a very different place.

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What you need to know about swarm intelligence

06 Apr 2016

Swarm intelligence is a bit like the famous Cole Porter, you know the one:

“Birds do it, bees do it, even educated machines do it...”

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What digital transformation means for government agencies

05 Apr 2016

Most public service agencies know that they need to get must make digitisation a key priority and quickly.

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The tech jobs the future can’t live without

14 Mar 2016

Data and digitally driven cities are the way of the future.

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A tale of two industries facing digital disruptions and what you can learn from them

07 Mar 2016

The history of humanity has been marked by its progress.

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9 must-see free courses for IT professionals

01 Mar 2016

Access to information and education has never been easier. From learning a foreign language, to boiling an egg, the internet’s got your back.

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From the silver screen to CeBIT: a story of AV transformation

24 Feb 2016

Few technology-based companies can say they have a rich history of 87-years, but global visual displays and audio technologies giant Christie can.

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Should your business expand into eCommerce?

22 Feb 2016

The divide between our physical and online worlds is blurring. We work online, get our news online, and more and more of us are even falling in love online.

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The changing role of ICT in emergency and disaster response

19 Feb 2016

Boxing day 2004: in the haze of post-Christmas indulgence, the news of a tsunami started to trickle

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Your thoughts on the Telstra outage

17 Feb 2016

The recent Telstra outage served as a cautionary tale for many IT professionals.

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Do you really need to develop an app?

12 Jan 2016

You can download apps to do your banking, book a taxi, chat with your overseas friends for free, stop you from drunk dialing and even superimpose a moustache on your face. In short, there’s an app for everything in your life.

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Wearables in the workplace

16 Dec 2015

Wearables are one of the hottest topics in tech.

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Planning smart cities with big data

11 Dec 2015

These days city planners have more access to data than ever before. Did you know that up until 2003 civilisation created only 5 exabytes (that’s a quintillion if you were wondering) of data? By the end of 2012 the same amount of information was being created every two days.

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How to overcome the barriers preventing digital transformation

03 Dec 2015

The pace of business change is so rapid now, that digital transformation has become more than a one-off initiative.

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Future proof your business: the next wave of digital disruption

02 Dec 2015



SMEs in today’s digital economy need to be proactive to remain competitive.

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10 tech blogs and forums you need to know about

01 Dec 2015

The rate at which technology is advancing is a double-edged sword for software engineers.

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Virtual reality: Why and how to use VR in your marketing strategy

01 Dec 2015

Virtual reality (VR) and marketing can be a powerful force when combined.

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Digital Metamorphosis: how governments can cater to the changing needs of their citizens

27 Nov 2015

Government sectors stand at a crossroad.

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How MyNetFone built a national business from one customer insight

19 Nov 2015

MyNetFone is Australia’s leading provider of hosted voice and data communications.

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Using digital tools to engage the modern workforce

16 Nov 2015

Evolve or become obsolete. In a biological sense this is imperative to survival, but keeping ahead of the curve is becoming more-and-more applicable to businesses who haven’t yet adapted to the digital era.

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How technology is changing the role of the CMO

29 Oct 2015

Oscar Trimboli has become a primary thought leader in the convergence of marketing and technology.

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The programming languages of the future

26 Oct 2015

Programming is an ever-changing field and great languages come and go; burning bright and then fading into obscurity.

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CeBIT Australia: Shaping the business technology landscape

21 Oct 2015

IP telephony, cable modems and biometrics - those were the topics shaping the business technology landscape in 2001 when CeBIT Australia opened its doors for the very first time.

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How to choose the right software for your business: in 7 easy steps

15 Oct 2015

The software you choose can be a real game-changer for your business.

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How digital technologies are changing public service delivery

15 Oct 2015

The Australian Government - along with many other governments worldwide - has recognised this imperative and made the digitalisation of public service delivery a top priority for 2015.

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