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GovHack raises the bar for data

With each passing year, GovHack has shown Australia and the world that the civic hacker community is strong, rapidly growing and able to tackle tricky data problems in clever...

Code warrior a most serious game

Sydney startup Secure Code Warrior has developed a vibrant business based on using game-playing techniques to teach developers how to code securely. This gamification technique is proving a great...

Microsoft degree in data science

The ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’ does not have many takers, and Microsoft has come up with a solution to close the skills gap. The term was coined...

Payroll tax needs scale-up rethink

State-based payroll taxes are a retrograde measure that act as a handbrake on growth. They are in urgent need of a rethink. You won’t find anyone with good word...

Innovation and the future of jobs

StartupAUS has released a discussion paper on the way new technologies and innovation are changing the nature of work and the workforce. The paper is called ‘Economy in Transition...

Shetler stays: DTO full steam ahead

There are noises coming from Canberra suggesting Digital Transformation Office’ CEO Paul Shetler is “gone;” that he won’t be in the role much longer. That it’s all over for...

Beattie new CEO for Startup Victoria

Melbourne’s innovation industry body Startup Victoria did not take long to appoint a new chief upon the announcement of CEO Scott Handsaker’s resignation in March. Local entrepreneur Georgia Beattie...

GovHack just gets bigger and better

Bigger and better – that’s what this year’s GovHack organisers are gunning for. From humble beginnings as a small data mashup event in 2009, GovHack is now the world’s...

In search of micro-multinationals

Professor Roy Green is one of Australia’s foremost thinkers on innovation ecosystem policy. And like the rest of us, he’s feeling slightly deflated. The University of Technology Sydney Business...

Data governance a looming issue

Australia is lagging the US in its approach to information governance, placing enterprises and individuals at risk according to a nascent professional association. Information Governance ANZ is gearing up...

Not a good week for sector support

With the Ministry sworn in and the Shadow Ministry appointed we complete the transition from an election period back to normal government. It is also the point at which...

Carr rump proves hard to move

Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s self-described ‘Dream Team’ of an expanded Shadow Ministry is a mixed bag for the tech industry. The elevation of Jim Chalmers to Finance and Michelle...

ABS tallies slip in business smarts

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has produced a detailed report quantifying the level of innovation in Australian business. The results are not good. The amount of innovation being undertaken...

No internet means no cyber crime?

Singapore, the country that gave social engineering a good name, has come up with a sure-fire way to ensure its government computers are not hacked. It is disconnecting them...