Diversity

 Indigenous vs Western Entrepreneurship: what it means and why it matters 

- January 13, 2021 3 MIN READ

To understand why there are differences between Indigenous and Western Entrepreneurship and why it’s important, we need to understand that Indigenous people operate(d) differently from Western societies. Social norms are basically informal rules that govern behavior in societies which includes beliefs, attitudes, and behavior that are considered acceptable in a social group or culture. For… Read more »

Global tech

Social media v free speech: A note to Australian politicians – no, you don’t have a right to incite

- January 13, 2021 4 MIN READ

The recent storming of the US Capitol has led a number of social media platforms to remove President Donald Trump’s accounts. In the case of Twitter, the ban is permanent. Others, like Facebook, have taken him offline until after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week. This has led to a flurry of commentary in the… Read more »

Business strategy

If the tech industry truly wants to succeed, then it need to be more humble and generous

- January 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

  The ecosystem of technology companies and startups stands out for its intense competition, rapid scaling, and an often cut-throat, growth-at-all costs environment. It is an industry that did relatively well over the pandemic, while many others faced existential threats under the cloud of a global recession. The imposition of remote work and the rapid… Read more »

Global tech

It took a riot in the US capitol for Facebook and Twitter to finally tackle Donald Trump head on

- January 8, 2021 4 MIN READ

Amid the chaos in the US Capitol, stoked largely by rhetoric from President Donald Trump, Twitter has locked his account, with 88.7 million followers, for 12 hours. Facebook and Instagram quickly followed suit, locking Trump’s accounts — with 35.2 million followers and 24.5 million, respectively — for at least two weeks, the remainder of his… Read more »

Consumer Data Right

How Open Banking can fuel the rise of fintechs and neobanks

- January 6, 2021 4 MIN READ

Two areas that could soon dominate the Australian finance space are the increased success of the fintech industry and the movement toward the adoption of open banking. Interestingly, an ecosystem built on the security needs of banks for sharing consumer data will see fintechs become more intrinsically linked to the innovation opportunities open banking allows… Read more »

Healthtech

Meet Edna: the chatbot that helps patients make a difficult medical decision

- January 4, 2021 4 MIN READ

Allow us to introduce Edna — Australia’s first “genomics chatbot”. The opening dialogue of Edna the chatbot. Edna (short for “electronic-DNA”) helps patients make informed decisions about seeking “additional findings” testing. Additional findings testing looks for variants in patients’ genes that aren’t relevant to their current health, but may be later on. For example, it… Read more »

News & Analysis

It’s lift off for Adelaide’s new space startup cluster

- December 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

The SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has established an organisation to represent space startup companies in Australia. Called the Aurora Space Startup Cluster, the new company is based at the Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood in Adelaide, South Australia that is also home to the Australian Space Agency. SmartSat CEO Prof Andy Koronios said Aurora already… Read more »