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Why automation is key to hybrid work beyond the pandemic

- February 1, 2022 3 MIN READ

The pandemic has changed the dynamics of how we work significantly. Digital transformation has accelerated and become a powerful enabler of remote working and hybrid workplaces. While the automation of back office processes such as accounts payable, HR and payroll activities is not new, businesses are now turning their attention to how automation can help… Read more »

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5 ways to attract top tech talent when you’re a startup without big salaries

- January 7, 2022 3 MIN READ

One of the biggest challenges for any startup is finding the right talent. In big cities, they must compete with large, well known or global organisations that are appealing to job seekers due to their competitive salaries and bonuses. This can be intimidating and present challenges in the recruitment process. However, there are distinguishable career… Read more »

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Future of work

Register now for our free, live hypothetical on tech in 2030, this Thursday

- November 23, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Join us for a live online special panel discussion thinking about the future at 11am on Thursday, November 25. Our 45-minute ‘Microthetical’, in partnership with Microsoft Australia, is a hypothetical set 10 years into the future, with leading tech experts exploring the possibilities, perils and power of tech to shape our lives. Hosted by Startup… Read more »

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New CSIRO research finds that every $1 spent on R&D in Australia delivers $3.50 in benefits

- November 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

Each dollar invested in research and development (R&D) would earn an average of A$3.50 in economy-wide benefits for Australia, according to evidence compiled in a new report from CSIRO. Many Australians know research and development drives economic growth and improves our well-being and prosperity. However, few could describe the size of the relationship between Australia’s… Read more »

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Why software startups need to rethink what they’ll have to pay for the talent they need to succeed

- November 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Remember those LinkedIn posts of early 2020: scores of workers letting the world know they’d been let go or stood down, as companies cut their headcounts in response to the Covid downturn? Cue the emergence of opportunistic employers with an immediate need for resources offering short term contracts at cut price rates?  What a difference… Read more »

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Decryption at scale: managing the data deluge in sports

- November 8, 2021 5 MIN READ

Marc Andreessen’s prophetic declaration that ‘Software is eating the world’ turned out to be spot on with its prediction of how industries have been impacted by the sudden emergence  of consumer-oriented technology. While it is common to be looking at technology’s disruptive effects on physical businesses, there are other industries that have adopted technology in… Read more »

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The ‘great resignation’ isn’t happening in Australia – and that’s a even bigger problem for wages growth

- November 2, 2021 3 MIN READ

In the wake of a jump in the proportion of workers quitting jobs in the United States – dubbed the “Great Resignation” – Australia’s media has been warning of a surge in resignations here. “Here comes the Great Resignation,” reads one headline; “Millions of Aussies predicted to leave jobs” reads another. In fact: there is… Read more »

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CSIRO Data61 team wins silver – and $1.3 million – in the ‘robot Olympics’

- September 27, 2021 2 MIN READ

Robotics experts from the CSIRO have second finished in a global competition dubbed the ‘Robot Olympics’, beating a team from NASA and MIT to take the silver. The team, from the CSIRO’s Data61, spin-out robotics company Emesent, and the US-based Georgia Institute of Technology spent three years preparing for the competition, preparing six autonomous robots,… Read more »

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Startup founders react to a new report saying Australia is lagging key nations on tech innovation

- September 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

A new report into Australia’s digital future, released with week found that the nation is falling behind the US, UK, Canada, France and China when it comes to tech innovation. The analysis by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering results in the two peak bodies issuing an urgent call to action,… Read more »

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Here are some of the best things among 100-plus events at the 2021 Spark Festival

- September 21, 2021 2 MIN READ

Tech & innovation festival Spark has unveiled its 2021 program with more than 100 events in a hybrid mix of national gatherings online and in person.  Now in its sixth year, the Spark Festival will run for two weeks from October 13-27, covering everything that’s hot for startups, innovation and entrepreneurship. Festival Director Maxine Sherrin… Read more »

Future of work

A new report reveals that Australia is falling behind the US, UK and China on digital tech innovation

- September 21, 2021 3 MIN READ

Digital technologies are now at the heart of our everyday lives, as anyone who has swapped their office for a videoconferencing screen, or downloaded a contact-tracing app, knows only too well. This trend is set to continue even in a post-COVID world. Australia is at a crossroads in developing a strong digital economy to meet… Read more »

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Future of work

Victoria has a $64 million plan to reskill 5000 workers for digital jobs

- August 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

A $64 million program to reskill around 5000 mid-career workers for roles in the digital economy has been launched by the Victorian government. The industry-backed Digital Jobs program has already signed on leading employers such as the ANZ bank, AWS, Carsales, MYOB, Salesforce, Siemens and Zendesk. The workers involved will complete 12 weeks of skills training… Read more »