Up to 2.7 million Australian jobs could disappear due to automation over the next 15 years, a report into technology’s impact on the workplace has concluded. The changes will also hit the female workforce harder than their male counterparts. But the good news is that more than double that number of roles, 5.6 million, could… Read more »
ACS tells Senate inquiry there’s a $16 billion pot of gold for the financial sector if it embraces fintech AI
The fintech sector has the potential to deliver up to $16 billion in efficiencies to the financial industry via artificial intelligence, new research commissioned by the ACS reveals. The IT sector professional body recently presented the research by AI analytics firm Faethm to a Senate Select Committee investigating fintech and regtech ACS CEO Andrew Johnson… Read more »
ACS President Yohan Ramasundara on the past and future of tech, how he’ll spend Christmas & his summer reading list
As part of our summer series, Startup Daily spoke to ACS President Yohan Ramasundara about a busy year and what’s ahead.
ACS President Yohan Ramasundara and CEO Andrew Johnson at the ACS AI Hub. Photo: Supplied Hello Tuesday. Hello to the select few still working. Just a reminder that this time next week, you’ll be putting out carrots for the reindeer. Here’s what’s happened in the meantime. 1. Blackbird sings VC fund Blackbird Ventures scored… Read more »
It’s Thursday. And Redbubble’s probably looking forward to the weekend more than most. 1. Bubble bursts Just seven weeks ago, ASX-listed online marketplace Redbubble (ASX: RBL), which sells t-shirts, mugs and art by independent artists, was on a high, announcing a 37% revenue jump for Q1 FY20, and massive turnaround in its profitability on 12… Read more »
Tech organisation ACS (previously known as the Australian Computer Society) is committing $5 million towards a new early stage tech investment fund and is now on the hunt for other investors to join the scheme. ACS President Yohan Ramasundara (pictured above) announced the fund in his closing address at the Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit… Read more »
Tech association ACS has produced a report on the way forward in a world of data sharing, outlining a basis for balancing the need for governments and business to share information while maintaining citizens’ privacy. The Privacy Preserving Data Sharing Frameworks report, released at ACS’s Reimagination Thought Leaders Conference in Melbourne today, concluded Australia should… Read more »
Dr Jordan Nguyen, who helps people drive cars with their eyes, is talking ‘epic tech’ at Reimagination
Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen is one of Australia’s most innovative entrepreneurs, and presenter of the ABC Science documentary Becoming Superhuman. Dr Nguyen (pictured) is a Top 100 Global Influencer on virtual reality and founded the social good startup Psykinetic, to create technologies to improve independence and quality of life for people in aged care… Read more »
ACS members have voted to become a company in major overhaul of the organisation’s governance. The association for Australia’s technology profession held a Special General Meeting to vote on the changes today with 75.1% of eligible voting members backing the plan to move to change the governance and the organisation’s name to the ‘Australian Computer… Read more »
More than 1,000 tech and business leaders will gather in Melbourne on December 4 for the tech sector’s premier thought leadership event: the ACS Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit 2019. The fifth annual summit will focus on the innovators creating products and services that compete on the global stage to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Australian Computer… Read more »
The 2020 Australian Computer Society’s indigenous IT student scholarship has been awarded to Warren Faulkner from the Northern Territory. The $5,000 ACS scholarship supports and showcases Indigenous achievement in information technology studies. Faulkner began a Bachelor of Information Technology course at Charles Darwin University in 2017 after 24 years in the tech industry, including… Read more »
Sydney startups co-working space Harbour City Labs has a new Head of Growth, Dr Khimji Vaghjiani (pictured). A 30-year veteran of innovation and entrepreneurship in sectors as diverse as banking, telecommunications, defence, manufacturing, energy, government and academia, as well as in numerous startups, Dr Vaghjiani is a former Australian Innovator of the Year nominee.… Read more »
As CEO of River City Labs (RCL) Peta Ellis knows a thing or two about startups. Now Ellis will be bringing her extraordinary skills to the the Sydney startup scene as River City Labs launches a local chapter at swank new premises in Barangaroo.
ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector has launched Artificial Intelligence: A Starter Guide to the Future of Business, encouraging all Aussie businesses to embrace the use of artificial intelligence (AI).
Australian Computer Society acquires River City Labs with promise to invest $7.5 million over three years
Four months on from Steve Baxter announcing his intentions to sell Brisbane coworking community River City Labs, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has won the bid, becoming owner and operator of River City Labs Group with the promise to invest $7.5 million in growing its operations over the next three years. In acquiring the hub,… Read more »