5G is a pivotal feature of connectivity. In this InnovationAus The Age of Trust podcast, NSW Government Department of Customer Service’s Director Spatial Services, Wayne Patterson, and Verizon’s Head of Solution Architects, Tony Harb, discuss the importance of connectivity for important, and at times critical, digital twins of real-world entities. Leveraging digital twins could create value for enterprises in Industry 4.0, address the challenges of Australia’s COVID recovery to boost the economy, and support organisations in their digital transformation.
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Streamlining the two-way trade and investment process between Australia and the US is essential to the COVID recovery of both countries. The value of this mutual investment currently accounts for 90% of the Australian share market, and is 10 times larger than the value of our relationship with China. So what has changed in how the two countries can work together? April Palmerlee, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce In Australia (AmCham) and MJ Salier, Chief Legal Counsel at Verizon discuss how we can leverage the trust American businesses have in Australia’s transparent and accountable legal and regulatory systems, and what role 5G and IoT connected devices can play in this relationship.
The impact of the recent amendment to Australia’s Security of Critical Infrastructure Act on smaller companies within the electricity, gas, water and maritime supply chains is yet to be fully realised. Fergus Hanson, Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s International Cyber Policy Centre and Derek Fittler, ANZ Head of Verizon Business Group discuss that while businesses across most industries generally now understand the impact and risk of a cybersecurity breach and the role they play from a vulnerability point of view, do they have the skillsets and cyber requirements to take action.
With the shift from in-person, bricks and mortar shopping to online shopping surging, retailers must continue to invest in innovative customer experiences – to capture revenue and offset lost sales. Among key priorities are scaling up digital, improving the ecommerce customer experience and operating efficiency, futureproofing end-to-end operating models and progressing supply chain transformation. Brad Blyth, Chief Information Officer at Kmart and Target and Mathew Wells, Global Solutions and Strategy at Verizon Business Group discuss changing retail patterns and habits, and the use of next-gen tech to drive sales and improve customer interaction.
The disruption of the last 18 months has driven revolutionary change, and we in turn must be revolutionary innovators that ask questions and solve problems no one else has thought of. The issues of resilience against bushfires and cyber threats came together in an Age of Trust podcast with Rear Admiral Lee Goddard CSC, RAN, head of partnership ecosystem, government relations and operations at the Minderoo Foundation and Rob Le Busque, regional vice president, Asia Pacific at Verizon.
2020 was a landmark year across every measure. Starting with bushfires across Australia, followed by a global pandemic which brought digital transformation off our lips and firmly on everyone’s agendas, the year saw transformative changes alongside devastating losses. The government made significant announcements in the fields of cyber security, hinting at state actors disrupting governments, businesses and the stability of our economy, and announced a raft of new measures to stimulate our “return beyond recession.” Business has reeled, then addressed the disruption with changing the ways we work. The future remains unclear, but in this final episode in the Age of Trust series by Verizon, Verizon President of Global Enterprise, Sowmyanarayan Sampath and Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific at Verizon Business Group Robert Le Busque talk to InnovationAus publisher Corrie McLeod candidly about the year that was, and how we can remain positive and future forward for the next 10 and even 20 years.
5G's new standards for enterprise will open the floodgates to a host of previously infeasible applications, allowing for industrial-scale IoT networks for buildings, factories, warehouses, ports, and many other use cases. In the future, we will see companies invest in private 5G installations, which may be single-site or spread across multiple locations. In this episode of the Age of Trust series by Verizon, InnovationAus publisher Corrie McLeod talks to CTO of Nokia Oceania Rob Joyce, CEO of Communications Alliance, John Stanton and Verizon’s SVP Enterprise Solutions /5G, Toby Eduardo Redshaw on the considerations for Australian companies. Will this be public versus cloud wars all over again? How can businesses expect to roll out private 5G networks? What are the pros and cons? And where will private 5G deployments make the most sense? The views and opinions expressed by guest speakers do not necessarily reflect the view or position of Verizon.
What is behind the acquisition of Yahoo7 and Verizon media? As the world’s entertainment and businesses have shifted online, what can we expect from our entertainment and information services of the future and what are the technologies driving these services? In Episode 6 of the Age of Trust series “The Future of Media, 5G and IoT” InnovationAus publisher Corrie McLeod talks to Verizon APAC lead Robert Le Busque and Verizon Managing Director of ANZ Paul Sigaloff on the technology that underpins the future of media. They also talk about the “Age of Human”, the personalisation and delivery of content and services through 5G, bringing together ecommerce, social interaction, AR and VR among other cutting-edge technologies and the potential for computerised cars, console-free games that span the entire world and 3D imaging in healthcare applications.
Where previously we focused on security at the perimeter, we will start to see wholesale intellectual property and data security issues underpinning the appetite for a mass shift of human knowledge workers – this means now securing intangible assets – IP and knowledge. In Episode 5 of the Age of Trust series, “Thriving in a Post Covid-19 World”, Managing Director of EverEdge Global Michael Masterson and Client Partner of Defence and Security for Verizon, Nathan Strong talk with InnovationAus publisher Corrie McLeod on how to value and protect data, content, confidential information, software and brands? These are now the most important assets an organisation owns, accounting for over 87% of company value today and are the primary drivers of company growth and performance.
With this year’s Data Breach Investigation Report 2020 revealing almost double the number of breaches from the previous year, we look at the findings through an Australian lens. In Episode 4 of the Age of Trust series, “Securing the Heartbeat of Knowledge – Data”, InnovationAus publisher Corrie McLeod asks The Australian Federal Police’s Cybercrime Operation Commander, Commander Chris Goldsmid and Operations Director of Verizon Prescott Pym; What are the main trends? What are the challenges for industries? What are organisations doing well? What are the weak points? With data becoming even more important for the 4th industrial revolution, will cyber espionage become an even greater risk in future?