Digital Northern Rivers - Emergency Management


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Digital Northern Rivers - Emergency Management

  1. 1. Digital Economy StrategyConsultation:Emergency Management
  2. 2. Why are we here? • Introduction – Fergal Coleman • To discuss the digital economy and how Northern Rivers can grasp the opportunities to better manage emergencies • 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
  3. 3. We have already started • • Diagnostic: • Twitter: @digital_nr #digitaleconomy • Get involved, contribute and stay up to date
  4. 4. Agenda • Introductions (5 min) • Overview of the NBN (15 min) • The digital economy (10 min) • Emergency Management – some examples (5 min) • What the digital economy means for the region? (40 mins) • How can we: • Better, prepare, manage and recover from emergencies(40 mins) • Next steps (5 mins)
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. Speed Comparison
  7. 7. NBN is a wholesalerPricing:,nbn-prices-the-cheapest-plans-from-14-providers-compared.aspx
  8. 8. Future Proofing Google Fiber here, and Singapore building this
  9. 9. We Need to Get Up to Speed
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Examples and new models• Households: Kansas City – 6 HD movies being streamed in one house! Digital champions, Digital divide• Shoes of Prey,• Smart farms – UNSW Armidale,• Health and Aged Care – Fruit Ninja and Health!, Lower Murray Medical and Vidyo,• Education:,,• Increased teleworking – It works - My company! (Anglesea, Docklands, Mumbai, Dublin)•, Gov2.0, online consultation, virtual libraries• Big Data, 3D printing, crowd sourcing
  13. 13. Examples: Emergency Management• Brisbane City Council
  14. 14. Examples: Emergency Management• Flowerdale -
  15. 15. Examples: Emergency Management• Ushahidi
  16. 16. Emergency Management@ Northern Rivers1. What needs to be done: • Prevention • To better prepare? • To better manage and respond during an emergency • To better recoverWhat three things should the sector prioritise?
  17. 17. For your own organisation1. Discuss with a partner how the Digital Economy will change Emergency Management in your organisation? What’s the one thing you will do in your own organisation as a result of today (relative to the digital economy)?
  18. 18. 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