Grok Academy chief strategy officer Martha McKeen

Grok Academy names former CBA exec, Martha McKeen, as chief strategy officer

- February 16, 2024 2 MIN READ

Schools-focused digital skills e-learning platform in Grok Academy has appointed Martha McKeen to a new role as chief strategy officer. Grok Academy is a not-for-profit edtech charity focused on digital technologies education. CEO Dr James Curran said McKeen’s breadth of experience across education, technology, and cyber security portfolios at the Commonwealth Bank, including working with… Read more »

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AI/Machine Learning

ACS calls for digital skills action after its analysis of artificial intelligence finds that 9 in every 10 jobs will be disrupted

- November 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

The Australian tech sector is in crisis and it’s set to intensify with AI. That’s the key message from the Australian Computer Society’s Digital Pulse 2023 report, which also found artificial intelligence will disrupt up to 90% of Australian jobs. To tackle the impending crisis, ACS proposes a National Digital Skills Strategy including a skills-first education… Read more »


Tech jobs roadmap says a lack of awareness and ‘not fit for purpose’ training are among the biggest issues to future work

- August 2, 2022 3 MIN READ

Australians lack awareness about what tech jobs exist, or how to get into them, and the training pathways to those jobs are not always fit for purpose, according to a new roadmap to solving the sector’s hungry for more workers. The report prepared by the Tech Council of Australia (TCA) and Accenture, and titled Delivering… Read more »


A new generation is killing off the 90s tech stereotypes

- July 26, 2022 3 MIN READ

In the eighties and nineties, Hollywood perpetrated perhaps one of the greatest disservices to the development of the global tech sector and in particular to the career development of generations of young people.   Still, at the time, I found myself laughing along with everyone else as the ‘computer geeks’ and ‘electro-nerds’ bumbled their way across… Read more »

Social Media

How toys like a ‘vlogger set’ prepare kids for the digital world

- June 27, 2022 3 MIN READ

Recent outrage surrounding a young children’s toy “vlogger” set echoes moral panics of the past, particularly when words such as children, play and digital come together. Aldi recently released a new range of wooden toys, including the Vlogger set for children aged 3 and older. This set has sparked discussion on Twitter, including criticism. Spotted… 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 »