Kate Pounder

Tech Council CEO Kate Pounder resigns

- January 22, 2024 < 1 MIN READ

The founding CEO of The Tech Council of Australia (TCA), Kate Pounder will step down from the role after three years at the end of next week. TCA chair Robyn Denholm paid tribute to Pounder for launching and cementing the lobby group as a critical industry body and raising the profile of the tech sector… Read more »


Canberra’s politicians get friendly behind tech

- October 19, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

A new cross-party group of politicians is getting behind the local tech sector to understand the issues it faces has launched in Canberra. The Parliamentary Friendship Group on Tech and Innovation is being co-chaired by Labor member for Bennelong Jerome Laxale, the Liberal member for Casey, Aaron Violi MP and Wentworth independent Allegra Spender, and has… Read more »

Kate Pounder
AI/Machine Learning

A new report from the Tech Council reckons AI could be worth up to 5% of GDP by 2030

- July 20, 2023 2 MIN READ

Generative AI could contribute between $45bn & $115bn annually to the Australian economy by 2030 That represents 2% to 5% of total economic output. 4 key sectors will benefit: healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and professional and financial services. Barriers include technology capability, enterprise readiness, awareness & skills, and responsible AI Using artificial intelligence (AI) in business… Read more »

Kate Pounder

3 things the Tech Council likes about the 2023 federal budget

- May 9, 2023 3 MIN READ

The Tech Council of Australia (TCA) has welcomed federal budget announcements backing skilled migration, cybersecurity and a new commercialisation fund.  TCA CEO Kate Pounder said the measures by Treasurer Jim Chalmers aligned with the priorities in the Council’s pre-budget submission. “The Budget takes important steps to address the big challenges facing our country, including skills… Read more »

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Quantum Computing

Quantum computing startups unite to drive Australia’s push to be a global leader in the space

- September 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia’s local quantum technology leaders have united with some of the biggest names in global tech to form new industry group for the sector. The Australian Quantum Alliance (AQA) will sit under peak body the Tech Council of Australia to promote and connect the local quantum ecosystem. AQA founder and CEO, Vikram Sharma, founder of QuintessenceLabs,… Read more »

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Global tech

Tech Council releases roadmap to make Australia the regional hub for great tech businesses

- September 1, 2022 2 MIN READ

Lobby group The Tech Council of Australia (TCA) is looking to take the battle up to Singapore, China and Japan in making Australia the regional tech hub for the Asia-Pacific region, attracting global players to the country.  A new report commissioned by the TCA, Turning Australia into a Regional Tech Hub, outlines the existing strengths… 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 »

Other tech

Tesla chair Robyn Denholm is leading a new, high-powered Australian tech lobby group that wants to create 190,000 jobs by 2025

- August 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

A new industry lobby group pushing for greater support for the growth and investment in Australia’s tech sector has been formed by the nation’s leading tech unicorns and venture capitalists. The Tech Council of Australia has 23 founding members, including Canva, Afterpay, Atlassian, Safety Culture and Culture Amp, as well as US tech giants Google,… Read more »