National Economic Development Conference 2011 Helen Thompson
National EconomicDevelopment Conference 2011Dr Helen Thompson4-6 October 2011
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
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
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.
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
Federating regional Australia’sdata using interoperable GIStechnologies
For more information• Centre for eCommerce and Communications • www.cecc.com.au• Digital Economy Strategy g y gy • www.nbn.gov.au• Email • email@example.com