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Cybersecurity

James Riley
August 22, 2019
Having the director-general of an intelligence agency sitting as a director on the board of Australia’s industry development organisation focused on cybe...

Data

Denham Sadler
August 21, 2019
The federal government should treat the personal data of Australians like critical infrastructure, with better protection needed to keep information secure as ...

R&D

Denham Sadler
August 21, 2019
Huawei Australia has been blacklisted by the US government, just weeks after the company drew a line through a $60 million research and development investment ...
Denham Sadler
August 21, 2019
More significant data breaches are “inevitable” until Australian governments engage in an open discussion about the use of de-identified personal d...
Elaine McFadden
October 2, 2015
Rewriting one’s business is no easy feat. And it can make or break a company, especially when it comes to rewriting the entire technology that company is based...
James Riley
September 29, 2015
If Bill Shorten didn’t already know what it feels like to get gazumped, he certainly does now. The Federal Government has moved in the past two weeks from havi...
Michael Sainsbury
September 29, 2015
There is intensifying competition between the world’s two largest economies in the technology sector. Part of this competition is overt – with Chinese tech and...
Graeme Philipson
September 29, 2015
The merger of telcos M2 and Vocus comes as no surprise. It is the latest of many mergers and acquisitions in Australian telecommunications, and makes perfect s...
Beverley Head
September 29, 2015
Australia wants a thriving technology sector – to get one requires access to a steady supply of good skills. At present the nation is far from self-sufficient;...
James Riley
September 28, 2015
The Senate committee looking at the Australian Innovation System has published its interim report, outlining a troublingly stubborn list of ailments that under...
Daniel Floreani
September 28, 2015
The global Big Data and Analytics market is estimated to be US$125 billion dollars in 2015 . While Australia will definitely benefit from the efficiencies ...
James Riley
September 25, 2015
Telstra board member Steve Vamos has a theory about automation and the rise of technology. The more technology prevails across our workplace and society, he sa...
Graeme Philipson
September 24, 2015
The lines are forming on the battleground of the 21st century. Cyber security is emerging as a major point of tension between nations, and as a significant are...
Paul Cheever
September 23, 2015
A little while ago I had a social conversation with a corporate executive who advised his company had an innovation program but it didn’t seem to click.  As he s...
James Riley
September 22, 2015
In this exclusive interview, freshly-minted Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy told InnovationAus.com that he will host a weekend 'government hackatho...
Michael Sainsbury
September 22, 2015
Australia’s former Ambassador to China Geoff Raby is now chairman of Australian technology firm Smartrans Ltd amongst a raft of other, mainly China related, bo...
David Havyatt
September 22, 2015
InnovationAus.com foreshadowed two candidates for the Communications portfolio ; and one of them was successful. Senator Fifield comes with the background ...
Beverley Head
September 22, 2015
The appointment of five women to Malcolm Turnbull’s Cabinet should send a strong signal about diversity to the tech sector. Besides retaining the highly reg...
David Havyatt
September 21, 2015
Prime Minister Turnbull has announced his new Ministry , and in doing so continued his charm offensive. Referring to his Government as a 21st century one was ...
James Riley
September 20, 2015
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has made good on his promise of putting innovation at the heart of his economic narrative, moving key chunks of government’s di...
James Riley
September 19, 2015
Our new Prime Minister is being publicly attacked by sections of the technology sector for postponing a trade delegation to Silicon Valley that was due to star...
Michael Sainsbury
September 17, 2015
In what we now know were the dying days of the Abbott government, the former Prime Minister’s all powerful chief of staff Peta Credlin, was laying plans to try...
Elaine McFadden
September 17, 2015
A once burgeoning sector, the video games development industry has suffered harsh decline in recent years with international competitors poaching talent, while...
Michael Sainsbury
September 15, 2015
In May 2011, in his final months as Australia’s Ambassador to China, Geoff Raby –one of Australia’ most outspoken diplomats in recent years - delivered the wit...