A start-up focused on eliminating the stress of unknown transactions on your credit card statement won the CeBIT Australia 2017 PitchFest competition.
Fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship is a critical element of a thriving Australian business technology industry.
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.’
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.
Superannuation. It’s not the most riveting topic. If you’re under 35 the idea of retiring probably isn’t on your radar, and that’s okay considering the day you walk away from work for the last time is at least 30-40 years away.
By John Barilaro, Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional NSW, Skills and Small Business
Everywhere we look at the moment, it seems industries are being transformed, traditional firms disrupted and business models reborn.
After years working for the man, you’ve finally made the transition from being staff to needing staff — and are now ‘the man or ‘the woman’. Congratulations!
Everybody is itching to know what breeds start-up success and how they can mirror it. Is it timing? Is it marketing? Is it that new, edgy product?
About 19.8% of business time is wasted by employees searching for information to do their job effectively.
For some of us the thought of maths brings on sweaty hands and memories of staring at a chalkboard with tilted heads in utter confusion.
The adage to fail fast and to fail often has become a mantra within the tech space.
It was in early 2015 that start-up founder Vidya Nallamad had to pull the plug on the central idea that established her start-up business NetHealth.
Did you know that women only represent 14%-24% of start-up founders and only 4% of funded Australian start-ups — those attracting investment — are led by female entrepreneurs?
There’s nothing more satisfying than growing your business: seeing your team expand in size and confidence, boldly venturing onto cool new clients and knowing that all your blood, sweat and tears are paying off.
Creating a start-up pitch that convinces investors to trust you with millions of dollars is a lot of pressure.
If you work in IT, your job title is probably something along the lines of professional developer, programmer or engineer, but to the technologically illiterate, you’re a technopath capable of solving problems by mind melding with machines.
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.
For some of us, thinking outside the box is a challenge — we don’t get that light bulb moment in the shower.
The Australian start-up scene is an exciting space to be in, but it’s not without its challenges. One of the biggest difficulties budding start-ups encounter is funding their venture.
There’s no doubt that asking people for hundreds of thousands of dollars to go into your product is a challenging task.
Our ability to communicate effectively has an impact on many areas of our lives.
You may be brilliant in your current role as a technical implementer.
Funding a new idea or start-up isn’t an easy task. Raising capital in general is incredibly time consuming and often frustrating.
Lawyers are known for many things, but a fantastic client experience is not necessarily one of them.
Amanda Ogilvie, from the Australian Chamber’s Biz Better Together initiative, talks to Jo Burston, CEO of Inspiring Rare Birds, about the opportunities for Australian women entrepreneurs.
You’ve created something that has the potential to change the world.
It was literally a pain in the butt that led two Australian tech entrepreneurs to develop a million dollar idea.
Innovation is the lifeblood of technology, and sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places.
Everyone knows the importance of having the right people in their business.
To say that the tech startup industry is competitive is an understatement.
David O'Leary, CEO and Co-Founder of Australian start-up contactSPACE – a cloud-based contact centre, is letting us in on the secrets behind the company’s success.
Funding is the lifeblood of every start-up.
At the start of 2011 Hamish Petrie, CEO and Founder of taxi app ingogo, found himself quite literally dressed up with nowhere to go.
Once a mantra of Silicon Valley tech start-ups, “Fail fast, fail often” has now become a success mantra for all businesses, tech or not.
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.
Recently bought a smartwatch? Hands up if you’ve received a message and experienced the crippling confusion of how to actually respond to it. It turns out you currently can’t do this easily... unless you’re happy to rely on voice dictation, or the ability to time travel into the near future (if that’s the case then the following won’t come as much of a surprise).