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Cloudstaff: What Lloyd did next

More than a decade after cashing out of his dotcom era business WebCentral to Australia’s innovation obsessed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, internet pioneer Lloyd Ernst is on a roll...

Hackett: Policy tempo still lags

Veteran Aussie tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett says we need to vastly raise the tempo of innovation policy to make venture capital work properly in this country as he wrangles...

Why four ports are better than one

Health care and how to fund it was a hot political topic last week. But only the week before NBN Co had been providing its own input, promoting telehealth...

NSW taps crowd for govt innovation

It is fair to say the New South Wales Government has been running hot and cold on innovation issues in the past year. The state remains the stand-out leader...

TechOne reinvents itself in cloud

Brisbane-based Technology One is Australia’s biggest home-grown software company with close to $200 million in annual revenues and more than a thousand employees. Next year the company will be...

Data61 unveils its new ambitions

Re-hatched government tech research and commercialisation arm Data61 got to strut its stuff in public this week attracting over 1000 visitors to its D61+Live event at the Australian Technology...

It’s springtime in China for the PM

Australian businesses will get a close look at some of China’s biggest technology companies including Huawei Technologies, Alibaba, Baidu, and JD.com as part of the Australia Week in China...

Feds’ cyber review looms large

Australia’s prospects for building serious cyber security businesses muscle are possibly stronger than many realise, but the local digital security sector still waits for the fire to be lit...

Wyatt’s art of staying on message

Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy certainly gets around. He’s been popping up all over the place recently, bringing his youthful enthusiasm to the Turnbull Government’s innovation agenda. Monday...

Clean Innovation Fund a neat fix

Yesterday’s announcement of a new $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund (CEIF) is a largely symbolic move designed to boost the Coalition’s green credentials before the upcoming election. It...

Why Bill Shorten won’t get elected

Bill Shorten and his team have a spring in their step and feel they have a whiff of a chance of rolling the Turnbull Government at the coming election....

FinTech deserves our backing, fast

This week’s significant announcement Backing Australian Fintech by the Treasurer builds on the down-payment made last year by the Prime Minister and Ministers Christopher Pyne and Wyatt Roy in the National...

Procurement is not a dirty word

If you ask the Digital Transformation Office chief executive Paul Shetler which of the DTO’s many projects he gets most excited by, he says it’s the digital marketplace. This...

Telstra’s long march into Asia

When Andy Penn became CEO at Telstra he said he would bring his “particular passion” for doing business in Asia to the role. InnovationAus.com was last week reporting that...