The low number of women in STEM occupations is “a national emergency”, according to the chairman of Industry Innovation and Science Australia, Andrew Stevens, who is also a member of Champions of Change, a group of CEOs and company directors working to achieve gender equality. He recently spoke to InnovationAus chief executive and publisher, Corrie McLeod, and Dominique Fisher, co-founder and chief executive of Paddl Co, off the back of the Paddl Impact Accelerator Program, sponsored by Western Sydney University, with InnovationAus as the media partner and the Western National Innovation Games funded by the Australian Government and delivered by Paddl Co.
InnovationAus’ Budget Insider returns online, where the team examine treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s budget and how it could affect our industry. This friendly and frank discussion is hosted by the InnovationAus team; publisher Corrie McLeod, editorial director James Riley and senior reporter Denham Sadler. This year our expert industry guests include: Sarah Pearson, non executive director at Queensland AI Hub and investment director, Nick Therkelsen-Terry, CEO and co-founder of Max Kelsen, and Matt Barrie, CEO of Freelancer.
InnovationAus Publisher Corrie McLeod spoke with expert guests, Carrick Ryan, Former Australian Federal Agent and Political Commentator; Marie Johnson, CEO of The Centre for Digital Business; and Han Aulby, Executive Director of The Centre for Public Integrity, on Transparency in Government as part of InnovationAus’ own Public Interest Series. The discussion covered a wide range of issues on how data intelligence could be used in the private sector to enable transparency in government and how data intelligence can be applied to the operation of the public sector.
In this episode of The InnovationAus Podcast, we talk to Dane Eldridge, the founder and chief executive of Sydney-based software development and digital transformation specialists, 4mation. In a market already suffering significant shortages of digital skills, Mr Eldridge says ‘Brand Australia’ should use its positive handling of the COVID pandemic to attract the best and brightest talent from overseas. We were already a lifestyle superpower he says, and now we’re even more attractive.
It has been the most challenging period of our lives. But if the difficult health and economic response to the coronavirus pandemic has brought a silver lining, it is that the forced agility of governments across Australia has changed the trust dynamic with citizens. This has clear implications for the roll-out of government digital services, according to Adobe’s Principal Digital Strategist for the Asia-Pacific region John Mackenney.