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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...

Trade

Michael Sainsbury
April 20, 2016
What a difference a week makes. On April 13, Australia’s first ever Special Trade Envoy Andrew Robb took about 300 Australian business people to visit the head...

VendorLand

STUART KENNEDY
April 20, 2016
SAP has shelled out part of the $150 million Australian investment purse unveiled here by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in late 2014 to light up an enterpris...
JEMMA XU
April 19, 2016
As part of Australia Week in China (AWIC) 2016, I was invited to launch the Australia startup landing pad in Shanghai with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, fol...
Beverley Head
April 19, 2016
Nanotechnology will force a change in commerce and society at least as significant as the digital revolution, and companies that want to get in on the ground l...

Data Policy

Beverley Head
April 18, 2016
The Productivity Commission has called for submissions to its inquiry into Data Availability and Use which seems set to impact organisations’ ability and o...
James Riley
April 18, 2016
For all of the loud and powerful corporate voices who are comfortable telling government and the rest of us what to do, there is one that is trusted above the ...
Michael Sainsbury
April 15, 2016
The Innovation stream for government’s ambitious Australia Week in China program running this week may not have been the most popular on the massive eight-city...

SPECIAL EVENT

James Riley
April 14, 2016
InnovationAus.com is greatly pleased and super-stoked to announce the inaugural Budget Insider 2016, a super-cool innovation policy soiree hosted with event ...

Policy

James Riley
April 14, 2016
The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will personally unveil the long-awaited review of Australia’s cyber security capability on April 21, with a raft of measure...
James Riley
April 14, 2016
The NSW Government’s data analytics centre – 'the DAC' as it has come to be known – is off to a flyer with the appointment of a new advisory board to hone gove...
James Riley
April 14, 2016
The Australian Government is angling to join the Digital Five grouping of digitally advanced countries and has charged the Digital Transformation Office with c...
James Riley
April 13, 2016
While the Australian Government’s industry policy has hitched its wagon to the single word ‘innovation,’ the United States is taking a broader view with a more...

TelcoLand

Michael Sainsbury
April 13, 2016
Telstra chief executive Andy Penn’s ambitious bid to recast the telco as a technology company is underway, with former Nokia chief and senior Microsoft executi...
BRIAN MARTIN
April 12, 2016
Whistleblowing can sometimes be a tool for fostering innovation – at least when that innovation is in the public interest. Whistleblowing is speaking out in...

High Growth Focus

Beverley Head
April 12, 2016
Plot the share price for digital property business REA Group and it’s a little like the Himalayas – ups and downs, but the general trend is ever higher. So wha...

COMMENT

PETER COOPER
April 12, 2016
Humans learn and create value for themselves and society in weird ways. Learning usually doesn't actually require lots of money. It is more about passion, a na...
James Riley
April 7, 2016
The Australian Information Industry Association was overdue for a reboot when new Chief Executive Rob Fitzpatrick took over two months ago. In the time since, ...
GRAEME PHILIPSON IN LONDON
April 7, 2016
The Canary Wharf district east of London , built on old docklands, now rivals the City of London as Europe’s financial centre. The massive complex dates from th...
Michael Sainsbury
April 7, 2016
The tortured journey of what could have been one of Australia defining infrastructure projects, a digital Snowy River project as someone once referred to it, i...
Michael Sainsbury
April 7, 2016
China’s ambitious internet, finance and media group Alibaba has delivered on its promise to pull down the paywall of the South China Morning Post, arguably sti...