Australia's Digital Pulse report
Digital technologies is one of the fastest growing parts of Australia’s economy with its economic contribution growing from $50 billion in 2011 to $79 billion in 2013-14. Growth in the ICT sector is likely to be strongest for technical, professional, management and operational occupations. Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Computer Society Australia have partnered to produce Australia's Digital Pulse which examines how digital disruption is dramatically changing industries and occupations across the economy. The report found there has been 5% growth in the number of ICT...Read more
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Kin Kin, Belli Park, Maleny-Kenilworth Road between Conondale and Kenilworth, and Dulong are set to receive new or upgraded mobile base stations under the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme . Round 1 of the Programme will deliver 499 new and upgraded mobile base stations across regional and remote Australia – 429 Telstra base stations and 70 Vodafone base stations. The locations to benefit under Round 1 of the Programme were announced on 25 June. The new and upgraded base stations will provide new handheld coverage to 68,600 sq km and new external antenna coverage to over 150,...Read more
Schoolzine Chief Digital Officer Craig Josic
Sunshine Coast based Schoolzine, one of Australia’s fastest growing eNewsletter platforms, has announced the appointment of new Chief Digital Officer (CDO) Craig Josic, and its expansion into New Zealand. Mr Josic, who has been involved in a range of education and technology based projects, will be responsible for the end-to-end strategy, design and implementation of Schoolzine’s digital roadmap. “I’m excited to be Schoolzine’s first CDO, and one of only a few in a CDO position in Australia's education sector, and am looking forward to engaging with key stakeholders and collaborating with new...Read more
GovHack Sunshine Coast 2015 organising team members
GovHack is an annual national competition that brings together geeks, digital creatives, data analysts, story tellers and entrepreneurs to work together over 46 hours to explore open government data and make it more useful or engaging. Teams will trove through the official data sets to find new ideas or ways to reuse the data to win prizes in international, national and local categories. “A ‘hack’ is when you take something and make it better. You don’t have to be super technical, ­although it helps, but we’re looking for people’s ideas, passion and energy,” RDA Sunshine Coast Interim CEO...Read more
Russell Mason, Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson, Linda Delamotte and Andy Eves-Brown.
Digital Sunshine Coast and Regional Development Australia (RDA) Sunshine Coast have teamed up with Sunshine Coast Council to launch Speed it Up, an Australian-first initiative using an interactive online map to demonstrate where business grade broadband is available across the region. The campaign will also highlight where people cannot access broadband and will forward this information to telecommunication providers so they know where to invest and develop infrastructure in the region. Speed it Up is a priority action in the Digital Sunshine Coast Action Plan launched on 3 June at the...Read more