Digital Economy StrategyConsultation:Householders
Why are we here? • Introduction – Fergal Coleman • To discuss the digital economy and how Northern Rivers can grasp the opportunities • It’s not a meeting about the NBN – the NBN is one (important) enabler • It’s about information, discussion and ongoing involvement • We want your ideas and thoughts
We have already started • www.digitalnorthernrivers.com.au • Diagnostic: www.digitaleconomy.net.au • Twitter: @digital_nr #digitaleconomy • Get involved, contribute and stay up to date
Agenda • Introductions (10 min) • Overview of the NBN (15 min) • The digital economy (10 min) • What do you think the future looks like? • What should we do now? • Next steps (5 mins)
What does the NBN mean?• Faster… much, much, faster The NBN will provide 93 per cent of households broadband speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps), or about 28 times faster than most people experience today. The remaining premises (seven per cent) will be connected via a combination of wireless and satellite technologies providing peak speeds of at least 12 Mbps.• More reliable• Ubiquitous
The NBN is not the Digital EconomyThe Digital Economy is what we decide to develop using the NBN:It involves innovation and change: new skills, new processes, newbusiness models
The Digital Economy is about better lives!The eight National Digital Economy Goals focus on the areas of:• Online participation by Australian households (Digital Divide)• Online engagement by Australian businesses and not-for-profit organisations• Smart management of our environment and infrastructure• Improved health and aged care• Expanded online education• Increased teleworking• Improved online government service delivery and engagement• Greater digital engagement in regional Australia.
Examples and new models• Households: Kansas City – 6 HD movies being streamed in one house! Digital champions, Digital divide• Shoes of Prey, Freelancer.com.au• Smart farms – UNSW Armidale, foodtraders.com.au• Health and Aged Care – Fruit Ninja and Health!, Lower Murray Medical and Vidyo, Edisse.com• Education: Coursera.org, khanacademy.com,• Increased teleworking – It works - My company! (Anglesea, Docklands, Mumbai, Dublin)• Data.gov.au, Gov2.0, online consultation, virtual libraries• Big Data, 3D printing, crowd sourcing
Examples: Creative Industries• Micro business – The Bagpipe tuner• 3D Printing
Digital Economy @ Northern Rivers1. What does the future look like? How will we be using technology in 2030?2. What should we be doing now?
Next Steps• We will document the outcomes from today• We will follow up with further questions?• A draft will be made available for comment• Stay involved, promote and engage with us at www.digitalnorthernrivers.com.au• Send us your case studies!Thank you!