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Vision, business plan, action: Four approaches to innovation

Kate Bennett Eriksson 18 May 2015 8 minutes

You’ve predicted future disruptive trends and established your business vision. Now what? Kate Eriksson explains approaches to innovation that can help turn your plans into action.

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Real estate investors move to crowdfunding platforms

Tan Allaway 11 May 2015 5 minutes

Crowdfunding platforms offering real estate have now launched in Australia, meaning property investment has now opened to a wider market that’s demanding a different user experience.

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Australian business must engage in STEM education or struggle to find staff

Tan Allaway 05 May 2015 4 minutes

Digital disruption means a radical skill-change for the Australian workforce, says PwC’s report ‘A smart move’. Business will play a vital part in future-proofing our economy, alongside government and education.

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QUT launches Digital Chair – Australia’s first job to ‘shape’ the digital ecosystem

Tan Allaway 24 Apr 2015 2 minutes

Queensland University of Technology has launched a role that aims to connect academia, business and government to respond to digital disruption and harness the emerging digital economy. The PwC Chair in Digital Economy is the first of its type in Australia.

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Podcast: GSISS 2015 – The cyber security risks for technology in energy, utilities and mining

Andrew Gordon 24 Apr 2015 1 minute

PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey (GSISS) reveals the increasing risks for energy, utilities and mining industries. Outdated systems and a greater reliance on technology could open the door to more cyber security attacks. Andrew Gordon and Stephen Loadsman discuss the issues that lie ahead.

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Is Canberra ready to go digital? Opportunities for an Australian digital government

Nick Spooner 22 Apr 2015 9 minutes

As the Department of Communications gets its newly launched Digital Transformation Office under way, PwC’s Nick Spooner looks at what a digitally enabled Australian government could look like.

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TV ratings drop as young viewers switch to the small screen

Nick Spooner 20 Apr 2015 6 minutes

Audience figures show that numbers are in decline for traditional television formats. Meanwhile, young audiences are driving innovative new ways of watching content on other devices.

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GEM analytics: The big data tool for big city thinking

Rob Tyson 15 Apr 2015 6 minutes

PwC’s Geospatial Economic Model (GEM), has revealed that Sydney’s economic centre is shifting. How does this unique data analytics tool work?

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Here’s looking at you: Canberra launches a ‘new approach’ to government services with Digital Transformation Office

Tan Allaway 09 Apr 2015 3 minutes

Malcolm Turnbull’s Digital Transformation Office has made the first step towards digital delivery of government services. The focus is firmly on the customer, with the DTO also keen to engage private-sector thinking.

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