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NICTA held its annual technology Techfest 2015, on February 20, at its Waterloo NSW headquarters. NICTA is Australia's Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence. The evcnt focuses on how NICTA’s cutting-edge research is improving the way we live and work. Communications minister, Malcolm Turnbull, addressed the conference and said Australia needed an innovation "insurgency" with school children as young as five or six learning computer coding alongside mathematics, science and English. Here are some of the highlights. Photos by IAN SHARP.
Australia needs an innovation "insurgency" with school children as young as five or six learning computer coding alongside mathematics, science and English.
NICTA chief executive professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte has resigned after four years as head of the organisation.
NICTA has helped mobile video engagement platform, Incoming Media, successfully close a $US4.9m Series A financing round led by Australian venture capital firm, OneVentures, and Intel Capital, Intel Corporation's global investment organisation.
Australia's ICT Research Centre of Excellence, NICTA, has opened a new Queensland lab focused on industry engagement and wealth creation.
The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) world congress will kick off in the United States in September and NICTA will showcase its research into how its making transport networks safer, more efficient and sustainable.
Australian independent software vendors are emerging as a major chunk of Australian IT exports on the back of easy to deploy Cloud services which allow massive scale with little investment.
Australian IT research body NICTA will bring together the world's leading computer scientists to develop multi-fuel electricity generation systems with Los Alamos Laboratory.
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NICTA CEO, David Skellern, who has been in his post since 2007 and has 20 years in the ICT sector, was one of several keynote speakers discussing strategies for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) at the recent CeBIT show. He sat down with ARN to discuss the viability of the largest ICT infrastructure project in Australia’s history, as well as Internet filtering and why our industry needs more unity. Skellern will be retiring next year to head over to the UK.
The Digital Economy Strategy, recently announced at ceBIT Australia 2011, has been warmly received by the industry. But analysts are less certain of the strategy.
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