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James Riley

Editorial Director

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus.

Over a 30-year career in journalism, has worked in newspapers, industry magazines, radio and online, including lengthy reporting stints at the South China Morning Post, The Australian, and InformationWeek and has worked on editorial floors at various times in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra (Press Gallery), Adelaide and Hong Kong.

He also co-founded the pan-Asia monthly print magazine The Dataphile in Hong Kong in 1993 at the birth of the World Wide Web.

As the Editorial Director, James sets the tone and direction of InnovationAus reporting, as well as advising on building programs for business roundtables and bespoke events. James is responsible for building the InnovationAus Editorial Advisory board. He regularly moderates roundtable business lunches, panels and industry forums.

James has had a specific interest in industry development policy as it relates to the Australian technology sector.

InnovatonAus stories by James Riley:

Boycotting the Industry minister is a terrible idea

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in...

Tech portfolios are where the bodies get buried

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in...

Transparency in Govt; The challenge of data

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in...

Squiz deep dives into the global fast lane

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in...

Sovereign tech capability now critical: TechOne

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in...

Floodgates open for consultants in pandemic year

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in...

Let’s formalise a ‘Made in Australia’ Office

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in...

A Marketplace milestone that is without meaning

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in...

Catherine Ball on the future of drone tech

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in...

Gabrielle Upton on NSW research translation

James Riley has a long history as a technology reporter in Australia and in Asia and is the Founder and Editorial Director of InnovationAus. Over a 30-year career in...