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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...

FinTech

Denham Sadler
August 21, 2019
The federal government is set to reintroduce its mandatory comprehensive credit reporting legislation after being left stranded in the run-up to the May electi...
James Riley
August 17, 2015
The Senate committee investigating corporate tax avoidance will this week recommend changes to government procurement processes aimed at levelling the playing ...
Michael Sainsbury
August 12, 2015
Incoming CSIRO chairman and former Telstra chief executive David Thodey has called for a national policy framework and agenda for the technology sector that en...
James Riley
August 12, 2015
Australian Voice over IP specialist MyNetFone has grown from modest beginnings into a technology leader with an expanding global footprint. Chief Executive Ren...
David Havyatt
August 11, 2015
The need to increase productivity and hence to foster innovation isn’t restricted to Australia. It is a phenomenon common across all economies. A hurdle for...
PAUL CHEEVER
August 11, 2015
NSW Innovation Minister Victor Dominello last week announced the development of a centralised Data Analytics Centre that is to become a centre of excellence fo...
Michael Sainsbury
August 10, 2015
There has been plenty of noise about Australia’s free trade agreement with China, the awkward looking ChAFTA, in the eight weeks since it was signed in mid-Jun...
James Riley
August 6, 2015
The ninth annual ‘Technology in Government’ conference and exhibition has closed its doors in Canberra for another year after two days of deliberations that focu...
James Riley
August 5, 2015
An Australian expense management and analytics software developer Smartbill has cracked the Australian Government market with a potentially huge win at the Dep...
James Riley
August 5, 2015
The ‘Reinvention program’ at the Australian Taxation Office is as much about changing culture as introducing new technology, the ATO chief information officer ...
Graeme Philipson
August 5, 2015
Telstra has opened a new R&D facility in Melbourne, and unveiled a joint venture with US transformation specialist Pivotal to build cloud software in Sydne...
PAUL CHEEVER
August 5, 2015
The Prime Minister has signalled that he wants Australia to be an infrastructure leader. The Governor of the Reserve Bank has stated we need more infrastructur...
James Riley
August 4, 2015
The change agents within the UK’s Government Digital Service have so far reduced the British Government’s £16 billion annual technology spend by £1 billion since...
James Riley
August 4, 2015
The Australian Public Service should be readying itself for a radical shake-up, if the directions taken in the UK and the US are anything to go by. It is going...
James Riley
August 4, 2015
If public service cultural issues lay at the heart of the challenge for digital transformation in government, then inflexible procurement practices sits right ...
Graeme Philipson
August 2, 2015
National Australia Bank has announced a $50 million investment fund called NAB Ventures to design and build new banking systems. “The fund will enable us to...
Graeme Philipson
August 1, 2015
Consultancy group Cap Gemini and research firm Altimeter have produced an excellent report on innovation, and the way in which companies use innovation centres...
James Riley
July 31, 2015
Hong Kong has dramatically stepped up efforts to attract global founders to the former British colony to build companies, using its proximity to the electronic...
James Riley
July 31, 2015
No amount of hand-wringing over protecting your intellectual property in China is going to help build your company, and the notion that you can be globally foc...
Paul Cheever
July 29, 2015
For decades, state governments have sponsored innovation programs to boost startups and innovative growth companies. Programs have ranged from small to large, ...
David Havyatt
July 28, 2015
In releasing its strategy document Australia’s Innovation Catalyst the CSIRO has described the document as “its masterplan to improve Australia’s record in i...