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ATO changes a cultural revolution

The ‘Reinvention program’ at the Australian Taxation Office is as much about changing culture as introducing new technology, the ATO chief information officer Jane King said. Speaking at the...

Telstra doubles up on new labs

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 Sydney. Australia’s largest telco made...

Infrastructure’s innovation boom?

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 infrastructure investment. And every...

Digital: Don’t be cheap, be smart

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 the agency was established...

The end of APS dinosaur leaders

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...

Culture is a top down challenge

If public service cultural issues lay at the heart of the challenge for digital transformation in government, then inflexible procurement practices sits right beside it, former US Government Chief...

NAB’s new $50m innovation fund

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 access leading ideas...

Australia MIA in global report

Consultancy group Cap Gemini and research firm Altimeter have produced an excellent report on innovation, and the way in which companies use innovation centres to ensure their R&D remains...

HK targets foreign IoT founders

Hong Kong has dramatically stepped up efforts to attract global founders to the former British colony to build companies, using its proximity to the electronics manufacturing industry in China...

China IP concerns over-blown: GGV

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 focused and somehow...

State govts – the innovation engine

For decades, state governments have sponsored innovation programs to boost startups and innovative growth companies. Programs have ranged from small to large, from information provision to technology vouchers, from...

Innovation Index: what a crock

In releasing its strategy document Australia’s Innovation Catalyst the CSIRO has described the document as “its masterplan to improve Australia’s record in innovation and help the country respond to...

Telstra Ventures lands in Beijing

Telstra Ventures, the investment arm of Australia’s largest telco, will place its first person on the ground in Asia by the end of August with the addition of a...

Turnbull: Digital power of example

The Deloitte Access Economics report on Digital government transformation launched yesterday by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull paints a very big picture, populated by very big numbers. The headline take-outs...