National Economic Development Conference 2011 Helen Thompson

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National Economic Development Conference 2011 Helen Thompson

  1. 1. National EconomicDevelopment Conference 2011Dr Helen Thompson4-6 October 2011
  2. 2. Presentation overview• What are some of the digital economy opportunities f government, regions and t iti for t i d communities?• Where is Ballarat as a vibrant and dynamic ICT centre?• How are spatial technology advances, interoperable data exchange and visualisation p g reducing constraints in the access and use of regional data? g
  3. 3. Some of our partners
  4. 4. Digital economy – strategy development
  5. 5. Agriculture and environment
  6. 6. Knowledge management
  7. 7. Sector development
  8. 8. Where is Ballarat as avibrant and dynamic ICTcentre?
  9. 9. Positioned for growth
  10. 10. Coordinated regional planning
  11. 11. Business and community feedback
  12. 12. Research to build local evidence base
  13. 13. Leadership and sector development• Ballarat ICT Ltd• Get into Games Festival• ICT Business Breakfasts• Twilight Tech Talks• Innovation Festival• National ICT Careers week• Intelligent Communities Forum • Top 21 in 2010• O Ongoing advocacy i d • e.g. mobile and broadband connectivity on regional rail services
  14. 14. NBN rollouts
  15. 15. Andrew StevensManaging Director IBM Australia and New Zealand• Imagine Ballarat’s economic potential if it became a hub for high value IT services…• You have a 15 year head start on building a local competence in IT skills...• However, this is just the start… with the advent of high speed j g p broadband, the potential for higher value jobs will expand to the whole of the local economy…• I hope local businesses, the university, schools, the city council, will individually indi id all and collecti el think bigger collectively bigger…• I hope you will use smart technology to develop a smarter, sustainable city, to reach new markets and to engage with customers in a different way way...• In closing, let me assure you that IBM will be with you every step of the way.
  16. 16. Develop regional and local responses• National Digital Economy Strategy • Digital Communities • Digital Local Government Program • Digital Enterprise• Regional Development Australia• Victorian Government • Broadband Enabled Innovation Program• eResearch • NeCTAR • AURIN
  17. 17. Federating regional Australia’sdata using interoperable GIStechnologies
  18. 18. For more information• Centre for eCommerce and Communications • www.cecc.com.au• Digital Economy Strategy g y gy • www.nbn.gov.au• Email • h.thompson@ballarat.edu.au

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