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NASA engineer Matthew Noyes will be taking Pause 2017 attendees through NASA’s work with VR during a keynote on Tech Day.
For Dropbox, the process of encouraging innovation internally has been distilled into a systemised recipe, finessed over years of experimentation.
After competing in a global Hyperloop event, VicHyper will preview the future of transport at Pause 2017
Tesla and SpaceX may take up most of the headlines, but Hyperloop is yet another Elon Musk invention that may just change the world if it is brought to life.
It had long been an open secret in the tech world that diversity was a problem; that much was clear to see by simply stepping into the office of any tech company or startup coworking space.
Looking to explore Melbourne’s creative, business, and tech scenes at Pause 2017 and how her venture might work in the city will be Kalin Kelly, an early stage investor in Covo.
From the world’s biggest companies releasing dismal diversity statistics about their workforces to initiatives such as the Elephant in the Valley project, there has never been more awareness of the difficulties anyone who is not a straight, white male faces in tech. After years of women and minorities being sidelined, they are now fighting back with initiatives aimed at upping their representation in the industry.
Whilst Pause Fest offers exclusive ticket only events, there’s also a bunch of free live projects, workshops, viewings and panels that offer some great hands on advice and opportunities. Here is a list of the top ten best must visit events.
You’re in an elevator with an angel investor and you’ve got 60 seconds to win them over with your elevator pitch. With this pitch however there are many do’s and don’ts and you have one chance to make a good impression, so no pressure.
Despite the fact that it is 2016, nearly every industry has its problems in terms of being able to acknowledge and address issues of diversity. However, in none do such issues make the headlines as often as they do in the tech industry. The statistics are damning: just 30 percent of employees in the US tech industry are women, with a recent report from Deloitte Global predicting that less than a quarter of IT jobs in developed countries will be held by women by the end of 2016; while the number of IT jobs has grown, the ratio of women working in the space has failed to keep up.
The need to be constantly creative in the workplace can be exhausting. In fact, one of the most common challenges faced by those that lead marketing and design teams is ensuring that the members of those teams are contributing to the creative output of the company and, in turn, contributing to growth for both the brand and its clients.
Since its inception, Pause Fest has been fortunate enough to attract a number of major sponsors and supporters to the event. In 2016 this is no different, with Australia Post partnering with Pause Fest 2016 to support innovation, creativity and online business / ecommerce – sectors that are visited throughout various events within the festival.
There has never been a better time to be a startup in Australia. With the rise of Malcolm Turnbull to the office of Prime Minister last year, local startups at last had the most important politician in the country in their corner, spruiking them to not only the rest of the country, but the world.
There will be plenty of chances for attendees to get ‘hands on’ at the 2016 Pause Festival. There will be activities where people can show their skills, meet new collaborators, and learn new things by doing.
A conference like Pause Fest is important because digital disruption is changing the way consumers behave and businesses operate. In order to make this idea the centre of attention for attendees, the conference has been designed around the three pillars of startup companies in 2016: Creative, Tech, and Business. The creatives coming to talk at Pause Fest this year are sure to inspire those in attendance, say the organisers.