CyberArk and InnovationAus have partnered to present the Bridging the Cyber Divide: CyberSecurity - The Digital Backbone podcast series. This series will examine how cybersecurity underpins our growing digital economy. In episode one, “Securing a Digital Economy”, InnovationAus editorial director James Riley talks with the director of cyber security for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Robert Deakin and CyberArk Regional Director ANZ Thomas Fikentscher, on how Australian governments are accelerating plans to expand the way to develop our digital economies and how hyper-connectivity, mobile technology and the internet of things impacts our understanding of data, identity and cybersecurity.
Australia’s mining industry is among the most competitive and most efficient in the world. It is an area in which Australia has built competitive advantage. So how do leverage the genuine scale and expertise of supply chains in the resources sector to build a globally-focused Australian technology sector. Panellists include: Larry Marshall Chief Executive at CSIRO Adrian Beer, CEO of METS Ignited Australia Sally-Ann Williams, CEO of Cicada Innovations Sharna Glover, Non-Executive Director of Robotics Australia and moderated by InnovationAus Editorial Director, James Riley.
Australian Human Rights Commissioner talks to the Commercial Disco about his deep-dive investigation of issues at the nexus of human rights and technology. “It will be to our competitive advantage if we can show to consumers overseas, that a piece of AI or new technology developed here has human rights protections baked in,” he says.
The workings of big business and government have come under intense scrutiny in recent times. The Banking Royal Commission revealed multiple instances of malfeasance. The enquiry into Victoria’s hotel quarantine debacle failed to identify who authorised the use of private security firms, despite revealing details of many emails, phone conversations and text messages. Investigations like these rely on trawling vast repositories of information in search of evidence. Technology is increasingly able to streamline searches for information and even discover important details and events that were never put on record. Public Access Deputy Commissioner in the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) Joanne Kummrow talks with InnovationAus editorial director James Riley and Mimecast country manager for Australia, Nick Lennon on AI and the information discovery challenge.
Australia boasts one of the most competitive and efficient mining sectors in the world. It is a sector where Australia significant competitive advantage. But it is a sector that is also undergoing tremendous disruptive change through the impact of new technologies from artificial intelligence, robotics, remote sensoring and all forms of industrial automation. This is a challenge and opportunity for Australia. If we can reconfigure our supply chains in the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector and build a strong domestic capability, we can make our mines more efficient as well as export these products and services to the world. Capability developed in our huge mining sector can be leveraged into adjacent industries ranging from agriculture and food production to defence and space.
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.
After a 50-plus year career in technology Ann Moffatt is a living legend of the Australian industry. Certainly she is a pioneer, both as a technologist and as a woman pushing ahead in an industry that became increasingly dominated by men. It’s been a wild ride, and a life well-lived and Ann Moffatt has stories to tell. She has just published a memoir, ‘The IT Girl – 50 years as a woman working in the information technology sector’.
The federal Government’s R&D Tax Incentive largesse should go exclusively to startups and not big business, says one of Australia’s foremost software entrepreneurs. Big companies can survive without RDTI, while startups are the future of the Australian economy and need all the nurture they can get, according to Adrian Di Marco, executive chairman of Australian software company TechnologyOne.
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?