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.
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.
“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.
Australians have high expectations of a digital government.
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.
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’.
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.
Empowering women in business technology will be a key success factor of the industry as a whole.
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.
Technology is key driver for digital transformation and businesses need to adapt to remain competitive in a changing environment.
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.”
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.’
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.
“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
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.
Futurist Ross Dawson delivered an inspiring keynote presentation at CeBIT Australia 2016, and we've got his presentation for you.
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.
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.
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.
The buzz surrounding blockchain has reached a new level.
The Internet of Things – connecting everything to everything else.
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.
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.
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.
Disruption is a deceptive notion. It seems all-encompassing.
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.
In March this year, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull shared a dream with various members of the media.
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.
The term ‘cryptocurrency’ can conjure up some arresting images.
What do a Victoria’s Secret Model, Instagram’s CEO and the Black-Eyed Peas front-man have in common?
Out of all the fascinating and disruptive technologies that are emerging, 3D printing has garnered a significant amount of attention.
Canadian prime-minister Justin Trudeau made worldwide headlines a few months ago, when a journalist asked him to explain quantum computing.
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.
When it comes to emerging technology sometimes certain things can just be a bit too pointless to ever be successful.
Smart city is the topic du jour. Even the Prime Minister is getting in on the conversation.
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?
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.
Ross Dawson, chairman of the Advanced Human Technologies Group, opened his CeBIT 2016 presentation with the following quote:
Dr Joanna Batstone, Vice President and Lab Director at IBM Research Australia, says that the potential of data has an enormous reach.
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.
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.
In the not-so-distant past, the Australian classroom was a very different place.
Most public service agencies know that they need to get must make digitisation a key priority and quickly.
The history of humanity has been marked by its progress.
Few technology-based companies can say they have a rich history of 87-years, but global visual displays and audio technologies giant Christie can.
Boxing day 2004: in the haze of post-Christmas indulgence, the news of a tsunami started to trickle
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.
The pace of business change is so rapid now, that digital transformation has become more than a one-off initiative.
SMEs in today’s digital economy need to be proactive to remain competitive.
Virtual reality (VR) and marketing can be a powerful force when combined.
Government sectors stand at a crossroad.
MyNetFone is Australia’s leading provider of hosted voice and data communications.
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.
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.
The software you choose can be a real game-changer for your business.
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.