The NSW Government has unveiled a digital transformation strategy detailing how it will look to update its processes to better serve NSW residents.
Newly-appointed NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has named Hornsby MP Matt Kean the state’s new Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation.
The NSW Government has appointed Damon Rees to the newly created role of Government Chief Information and Digital Officer (GCIDO). This will be the most senior tech role within the state government, with all major ICT projects across government to require approval from the GCIDO.
Tim Thurman, chief information officer at the ASX, has been appointed chair of the advisory board for the NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC).
The NSW Government has opened public consultation on its new ‘whole of government’ Innovation Strategy, building on the Federal Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda to improve the state’s innovation ecosystem.
Each week we sit down with a politician or representative of an industry association to talk about technology. Episode Three, featuring NSW Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello, airs Mon February 22nd.
A month on from legalising ridesharing services across NSW, the State Government has released a position paper outlining a framework to regulate the wider sharing economy in the state, highlighting the “positive impact of the collaborative economy for consumer choice, employment, and productivity.”
Workplace messaging platform Slack has today announced that it has chosen to open its Australasian headquarters in Melbourne, following fellow global names Zendesk and GoPro. While Melbourne notches up another win, conversation around the Sydney tech scene of late has been somewhat more sober, centered on the sale of the Australian Technology Park.
The wins keep coming for design startup Canva. Just a few weeks after closing a US$15 million Series A round that has valued the startup at $165 million, co-founder Melanie Perkins has taken out top prize at the NSW Technology Entrepreneur of the Year awards in recognition of her ‘entrepreneurial endeavours and role model qualities’.