Australian Computer Society
The Australian ICT workforce grew 3.5 percent to 663,100 from 2016 to 2017 and the demand will keep growing, with the Australian economy forecast to require another 100,000 workers by 2023.
The Australian Computer Society is doubling its efforts with startups, launching an accelerator program and “collaborative workspaces” for members.
For shadow minister for the digital economy, Ed Husic the biggest moonshot for Australia “is to actually have moonshots”.
Scott Morrison warned today that the tech sector must do more to explain the benefits of leveraging technology to wider Australia.
While there are many issues that concern Australian startups that were addressed in Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten’s budget reply, perhaps the most important was his call for increased investment in STEM (Science and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education, including software development.