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Federal Budget 2016: Stoking the Innovation Agenda

John Riccio Kate Bennett Eriksson 04 May 2016 8 minutes

Innovation is high on the government agenda, but is funding set to follow? John Riccio and Kate Eriksson look at some of the ways the 2016 Federal Budget will support the digital economy.

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Move over internet of things, here comes the internet of sewers

27 Apr 2016 7 minutes

With Australian utilities trialing connected sensors and software throughout their infrastructure network, your next encounter with internet of things technology could be beneath your feet.

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Government strategy on cyber security: Businesses must unite

Richard Bergman 22 Apr 2016 4 minutes

The federal government’s new Cyber Security Strategy is here. Is it a step in the right direction, and what does it mean for Australian businesses?

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Interview

“You could call us the user experience office”: Key learnings from government transformation

Tan Allaway 20 Apr 2016 12 minutes

Paul Shetler, the CEO behind Australia’s Digital Transformation Office, explains how the small agency with a big remit is deconstructing government services.

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Editorial

Editorial: Fintech will drive the new economy

John Shipman 14 Apr 2016 7 minutes

The government has announced a raft of measures in support of Australian fintech. This is a timely intervention – and not just because of Turnbull’s innovation drive, says John Shipman.

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Report

Can Australia make the flexible economy work?

Mark O’Neill 13 Apr 2016 7 minutes

An innovative industry that aims to make the most of under-utilised people and products has emerged. But as the flexible economy continues to find its path, the question must be asked: is it getting the support it needs?

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Report

Report: Fintech carves a new shape for financial services

Tan Allaway 16 Mar 2016 6 minutes

More than 20% of market share could be snatched away from the financial services. How are financial technology upstarts challenging the traditional finance powerhouses?

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Article

Who are the growth makers and risk takers?

Kate Bennett Eriksson 14 Mar 2016 7 minutes

As we approach this week’s AFR Business Summit, Kate Eriksson muses on the event’s thematic title, ‘Risk Takers, Growth Makers’ – and what this means for disruptive innovation.

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International Women’s Day 2016: Paving the way for career disruption

Tan Allaway 09 Mar 2016 6 minutes

What does it take to set women up for success in their lives and careers? With three guest speakers from the world of technology, PwC’s International Women’s Day breakfast opened discussions on the inspirations and challenges for women in business.

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