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Welcome to Business & Industry.

Queensland business and industry sectors are key drivers of our economy. Business confidence and competitiveness is vital to our economic well-being. Winning new markets and attracting new business investment is essential to our economic growth.

To increase growth and competitiveness, Queensland businesses must be digitally capable, be able to exploit the opportunities provided by new and emerging digital technologies and to simply stay ahead.

Through the Queensland Government’s GoDigitalQld strategy, we are collaborating with business and industry to promote digital capability awareness and development and to use technology to innovate and contribute to business growth.

Join us in identifying future actions and ideas that can contribute to increased use of the internet, digital technologies and services to improve Queensland businesses’ competitiveness and profitability by defending existing markets and growing new markets.





Welcome to Business & Industry.

Queensland business and industry sectors are key drivers of our economy. Business confidence and competitiveness is vital to our economic well-being. Winning new markets and attracting new business investment is essential to our economic growth.

To increase growth and competitiveness, Queensland businesses must be digitally capable, be able to exploit the opportunities provided by new and emerging digital technologies and to simply stay ahead.

Through the Queensland Government’s GoDigitalQld strategy, we are collaborating with business and industry to promote digital capability awareness and development and to use technology to innovate and contribute to business growth.

Join us in identifying future actions and ideas that can contribute to increased use of the internet, digital technologies and services to improve Queensland businesses’ competitiveness and profitability by defending existing markets and growing new markets.





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  • 2016 Digital Readiness Report published

    by Kylie, almost 3 years ago

    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) have published the fourth annual Digital Readiness Study. According to the survey, over a quarter of businesses are very optimistic in terms of what the future will hold for digital business.

    Read more here.



    The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) have published the fourth annual Digital Readiness Study. According to the survey, over a quarter of businesses are very optimistic in terms of what the future will hold for digital business.

    Read more here.



  • Q&A episode on innovation, collaboration & NBN

    by Kylie, almost 3 years ago

    5 months ago

    The ABC Q&A episode on Monday 28 March 2016 highlighted innovation, collaboration and the NBN. Panellists included The Hon Wyatt Roy MP (Assistant Minister for Innovation), The Hon Ed Husic MP (Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Opposition Leader and the Shadow Treasurer, and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary assisting with digital innovation and start-ups), Holly Ransom (CEO of Emergent Solutions), Sandy Plunkett (Founder of Innovation Clearinghouse), and Associate Professor Michael Biercuk (quantum physicist and technologist at the University of Sydney, and a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS)).

    Read more...

    5 months ago

    The ABC Q&A episode on Monday 28 March 2016 highlighted innovation, collaboration and the NBN. Panellists included The Hon Wyatt Roy MP (Assistant Minister for Innovation), The Hon Ed Husic MP (Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Opposition Leader and the Shadow Treasurer, and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary assisting with digital innovation and start-ups), Holly Ransom (CEO of Emergent Solutions), Sandy Plunkett (Founder of Innovation Clearinghouse), and Associate Professor Michael Biercuk (quantum physicist and technologist at the University of Sydney, and a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS)).

    Read more here and download the episode.


  • Australian IT jobs boom expected

    by Kylie, almost 3 years ago

    8 months ago

    The Australian Business Review has reported that a survey conducted by specialist recruiter Robert Half has found that more than half of Australian CIOs and CTOs surveyed plan to increase and maintain current IT staff levels.

    The survey found that those surveyed are positive about company growth prospects.

    An overwhelming majority suggested that they experienced difficulties in finding skilled IT and technology professionals.

    Read more here.


    8 months ago

    The Australian Business Review has reported that a survey conducted by specialist recruiter Robert Half has found that more than half of Australian CIOs and CTOs surveyed plan to increase and maintain current IT staff levels.

    The survey found that those surveyed are positive about company growth prospects.

    An overwhelming majority suggested that they experienced difficulties in finding skilled IT and technology professionals.

    Read more here.


  • ACMA report findsAustralia is jumping online – here, there and everywhere!

    by Kylie, almost 3 years ago
    1

    10 months ago

    New data released by the Australian Communications & Media Authority finds that while laptop and desktop computers are still the devices most often used for accessing the internet, 70 per cent of Australians now go online with a mobile phone and 50 per cent with a tablet.

    The data collected in the six months to May 2014 shows that most people access the internet from multiple devices with 68 per cent using three or more devices and 23 per cent using five or more.

    Although 100 per cent of 18–44 year olds are surfing the net, the...

    10 months ago

    New data released by the Australian Communications & Media Authority finds that while laptop and desktop computers are still the devices most often used for accessing the internet, 70 per cent of Australians now go online with a mobile phone and 50 per cent with a tablet.

    The data collected in the six months to May 2014 shows that most people access the internet from multiple devices with 68 per cent using three or more devices and 23 per cent using five or more.

    Although 100 per cent of 18–44 year olds are surfing the net, the data shows that internet use is not limited to the younger generations – 94 per cent of 45 to 64 year olds and 68 per cent of those aged 65 and over are connected.

    For detailed information on Australia’s digital usage view the full ACMA Communications 2013-15 Series Report 1 – Australians’ digital lives.


  • How your business can find and exploit new opportunities in the digital economy

    by Kylie, almost 3 years ago
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    Untitled

    11 months ago

    The digital economy has been both a major positive trend in the world, and a critical issue for businesses who can't afford to fall behind. It is no longer enough for organisations to focus on process improvements or cost reduction. In order to thrive in the digital economy, it is critical to find and exploit new opportunities.

    CLICK! Digital Expo’s keynote speaker Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, Silicon Valley innovation mentor and current PwC Chair in Digital Economy at QUT, has a passion for exploring bleeding edge technologies and using them to create opportunities and solve problems. He has...

    11 months ago

    The digital economy has been both a major positive trend in the world, and a critical issue for businesses who can't afford to fall behind. It is no longer enough for organisations to focus on process improvements or cost reduction. In order to thrive in the digital economy, it is critical to find and exploit new opportunities.

    CLICK! Digital Expo’s keynote speaker Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, Silicon Valley innovation mentor and current PwC Chair in Digital Economy at QUT, has a passion for exploring bleeding edge technologies and using them to create opportunities and solve problems. He has extensive industry based innovation implementation experience together with a strong academic background.

    As keynote speaker, Marek will share what has worked and what has not. He'll present a framework for success, and talk about specific examples and opportunities for businesses in Queensland. This is a can't-miss presentation from an internationally respected digital expert.

    Details:
    Date: Wednesday 4 November 2015

    Venue: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane

    Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm

    This FREE event is designed to help businesses across all industry sectors and not-for-profits make the most of the rapidly accelerating digital economy. Students and interested members of the general public are also welcome.

    Register now here.

  • Protect your data with Stay Smart Online’s new Small Business Guide

    by Kylie, almost 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded
    Sso

    11 months ago

    The digital world offers many opportunities for small businesses — the potential for reaching a broader customer base, using international suppliers and saving on administration costs.

    However, the world of online business can also bring the potential for scams and security risks. Your business holds a lot of sensitive data and information that cyber criminals would love to access.

    To help protect your data, the Stay Smart Online website has released a Small Business Guide.

    This short guide was developed to help you put in place some basic online security practices. It only takes a few...

    11 months ago

    The digital world offers many opportunities for small businesses — the potential for reaching a broader customer base, using international suppliers and saving on administration costs.

    However, the world of online business can also bring the potential for scams and security risks. Your business holds a lot of sensitive data and information that cyber criminals would love to access.

    To help protect your data, the Stay Smart Online website has released a Small Business Guide.

    This short guide was developed to help you put in place some basic online security practices. It only takes a few minutes to read through the five easy steps, which will provide you with the basics on how to protect the information entrusted to you by your customers and suppliers.

    This Guide has been developed by the Australian Government’s Stay Smart Online Initiative in collaboration with Australia Post, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, Westpac and Telstra.

    Download a printable version of the Small Business Guide.


  • Technology the building blocks for success in Queensland businesses

    by Kylie, almost 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    about 1 year ago

    It is no secret that technology is constantly evolving and rapidly changing the landscape of many different industries.

    This ranges from increasing the efficiency of day to day operations to manufacturing new and advanced products.

    Historically, the construction and lawn mowing industries have not been known to integrate technological change into their business models.

    However, innovative companies such as Queensland’s CB Construction and Cox Mowers understand the benefits of embracing new technological advancements to gain an edge on their competition.

    The owner of Gold Coast-based CB Construction believes business owners need to operate smarter as a...

    about 1 year ago

    It is no secret that technology is constantly evolving and rapidly changing the landscape of many different industries.

    This ranges from increasing the efficiency of day to day operations to manufacturing new and advanced products.

    Historically, the construction and lawn mowing industries have not been known to integrate technological change into their business models.

    However, innovative companies such as Queensland’s CB Construction and Cox Mowers understand the benefits of embracing new technological advancements to gain an edge on their competition.

    The owner of Gold Coast-based CB Construction believes business owners need to operate smarter as a wave of digital disruption starts to shake the foundations of the sector.

    CB Constructions has recently brought on a fleet of 20 different machines using intelligent big data collection to keep fuel usage to a minimum and monitor the efficiency of their tools and teams.

    With the help of technology, the company has been able to reduce fuel usage by 10 per cent and increase horse power, allowing them to complete more work.

    Similarly, Cox Mowers’ manufacturer has progressively imported three robotic welders to increase productivity, now completing the work of 60 manual employees.

    Answering the question ‘can a robot do your job?’ – using Cox Mowers roboticised applications, the company now needs one person for every nine that they used to, enabling the technology to pay for itself very quickly.

    These cost savings allow Cox Mowers to source parts from local Queensland-based suppliers, rather than importing at bargain prices from overseas.

    Rapid prototyping enabled by the latest CAD machines and 3D printers at Cox’s engineering department has also helped to boost efficiency.

    Evidently, there are many exciting technological opportunities for the construction and manufacturing industries to explore in bringing about an increase in productivity, efficiency and sustainability.


  • Digital Identity 3.0 event empowers people to take ownership of personal data

    by Kylie, almost 3 years ago
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    Digital 3 0 event

    about 1 year ago

    In today’s ever expanding digital environment, the concept of identity is much more complex than ever before.

    A digital identity refers to a collection of data available online – each time we post a photo, write a tweet or fill in a form, our individual digital identity becomes more detailed.

    In collaboration with the Queensland Government, PwC, Australia Post, QUT and MyWave, the PwC Chair in Digital Economy ‘Digital Identity 3.0’ event explored a platform where consumers are empowered to own, manage and share data on their terms.

    Over 200 of Brisbane’s top technology professionals joined...

    about 1 year ago

    In today’s ever expanding digital environment, the concept of identity is much more complex than ever before.

    A digital identity refers to a collection of data available online – each time we post a photo, write a tweet or fill in a form, our individual digital identity becomes more detailed.

    In collaboration with the Queensland Government, PwC, Australia Post, QUT and MyWave, the PwC Chair in Digital Economy ‘Digital Identity 3.0’ event explored a platform where consumers are empowered to own, manage and share data on their terms.

    Over 200 of Brisbane’s top technology professionals joined the discussion alongside local digital start-ups Pet Cloud, Your Digital File, HEOSoftware, Liquid State, Kolossus Digital, Haystack, QUT Starters, Croomo and Help Me With It, amongst others.

    Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, senior research lead and CEO for the PwC Chair in Digital Economy said it was exciting to meet the digital community in Brisbane.

    “We had a lively debate challenging notions of digital identity as it relates to people, companies and things. The whole experience has reinforced my view that Brisbane is an ideal location for innovative digital start-ups. Together a lot can be done here and taken to a global scale,” he said.

    “We see providing the opportunity for digital start-ups to connect with corporates such as Australia Post, PwC, Westpac and BOQ as key in developing an innovation ecosystem here in Brisbane.”

    Speakers included Australia Post who are actively developing digital identity solutions, MyWave a digital identity platform start-up and QUT researcher Dr Willem Mertens who together with Professor Michael Rosemann co-authored the Digital Identity 3.0: the platform for people paper.

    In a world rapidly becoming digitalised across industries, personal data has become a new form of currency, Digital Identity 3.0 aims to make the flow of this data open, connected, proactive and consumer empowered.

    The digital identity event was the second public event hosted by the PwC Chair in Digital Economy, bringing together Brisbane’s leading digital community. Exploring new opportunities for industry-academia relationships in the digitally connected economy, the PwC Chair in Digital Economy inspires and drives digital business take-up through research, education, services and industry advocacy.

    Watch the event snapshot and all speaker's videos on PwC's Youtube Channel.

    Read the complete Digital Identity 3.0: the platform for people paper.

    L to R: Professor Rowena Barrett (Head School of Management, QUT), Ben Sorensen (Qld Innovation Hub Director, PwC), Leslie Hodgson (Director Digital Economy, Digital Economy & Productivity, DSITI), Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz (PwC Chair in Digital Economy), Professor Michael Rosemann (Head of Information Systems, QUT), Trent Lund (Lead Partner Innovation and Ventures, PwC), John Riccio (PwC Chief Digital Officer), Amy Johnson (Co-Founder and Chief Customer Experience Officer, MyWave), Dr Willem Mertens (Postdoctoral Fellow, QUT), Andrew Walduck (Executive General Manager Trusted Services, Australia Post).


  • Queensland’s cloud-based start-up Tanda takes out iAward

    by Kylie, almost 3 years ago
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    Alex

    about 1 year ago

    The iAwards program recently honoured top Australians at the leading edge of digital innovation and recognised brilliant new ideas that have been brought to life by Australia’s finest minds.

    For Queensland based digital start-up Tanda, winning an iAward brings validation for the type of innovation they have been pioneering in the ‘time and attendance’ sector since inception three years ago.

    The software company took out the ‘Hills Young Innovator Award - Cloud Category’ at the national iAwards Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony in Melbourne on 27 August.

    Director of Product at Tanda Alex Ghiculescu said...

    about 1 year ago

    The iAwards program recently honoured top Australians at the leading edge of digital innovation and recognised brilliant new ideas that have been brought to life by Australia’s finest minds.

    For Queensland based digital start-up Tanda, winning an iAward brings validation for the type of innovation they have been pioneering in the ‘time and attendance’ sector since inception three years ago.

    The software company took out the ‘Hills Young Innovator Award - Cloud Category’ at the national iAwards Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony in Melbourne on 27 August.

    Director of Product at Tanda Alex Ghiculescu said they entered into the iAwards because they have a pretty cool story to tell and have had fun building and growing the company over the years.

    “University friends – Jake Phillpot, Tasmin Trezise, Josh Cameron and myself were sharing a pint when we thought there probably was a better way the uni bar could deal with paper timesheets and complex pay rates,” he said.

    After developing an initial prototype and a trial run in that same bar in late 2012, the team gained the first paying customer in January 2013 and spent their final year of study building and spruiking the system.

    During his pitch at the iAwards, Alex stated there are now over 10,000 people in Australia who are currently being paid correctly and on time using Tanda’s cloud-based system.

    “We are investing in research and development, infrastructure and growth with the aim of reaching one million people being paid accurately and on time through our cutting-edge system,” he said.

    Alex acknowledges that time and attendance isn't usually considered the most exciting field, however revealed that they have been undertaking some very innovative work.

    “We have been using technology to automate time clocking, automate rostering and automate payroll, so we can free business owners up to spend more time actually working on their business, rather than in it,” he said.

    “We know that paying people correctly is a hard process and not just in Australia, so we are working on picking other key overseas markets to expand into,” he said.

    For other digital entrepreneurs wishing to follow Tanda’s success, Alex believes the best piece of advice is to get involved in the Queensland entrepreneurial start-up ecosystem.

    “It's really taking off and there are heaps of cool businesses doing really interesting stuff - a story that sometimes isn't told enough,” he said.

    Networking, learning and sharing ideas was core for the national iAwards, which was supported by key business leaders and keenly attended by school students, iAwards finalists, entrepreneurs, local start-ups and CIOs.

    Standout event elements included a Tech Showcase with NICTA, CSIRO, Intel, Microsoft and iAwards finalists, a Business Mentoring Workshop hosted by a panel of industry leaders and the Hills Young Innovator of the Year Pitch Fest.

    Fellow Queensland based 2015 National iAwards winners and merit receivers include:

    Industry Domain – Financial

    • Winner: CryptoPhoto.com (QLD)

    Service Domain - Government

    • Merit: SCC Disaster Hub, Sunshine Coast Council (QLD)

    Service Domain – Health

    • Merit: Pericoach, Analytica & Hydrix Services (QLD)

    Student Domain – Secondary

    • Merit: Braille Sensor, Stretton State College (QLD)

    Further information regarding all winners and merit recipients is available here.

    Image: Director of Product at Tanda Alex Ghiculescu at the iAwards National Event in Melbourne.


  • Join us for Digital Identity 3.0

    by Kylie, almost 3 years ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    about 1 year ago

    In a world where interactions between people, organisations and governments increasingly take place digitally, a new paradigm for value creation and exchange emerges—one with people at its heart. People activate their own data and networks to create and share information and experiences and also services and goods. Digital Identity 3.0 is a concept for a platform facilitating this exchange and embodies the paradigm shift; it is a platform that empowers people.

    Imagine organisations – public or private – proactively reaching out to individuals to offer them relevant experiences, goods or services. Imagine individuals being in control...

    about 1 year ago

    In a world where interactions between people, organisations and governments increasingly take place digitally, a new paradigm for value creation and exchange emerges—one with people at its heart. People activate their own data and networks to create and share information and experiences and also services and goods. Digital Identity 3.0 is a concept for a platform facilitating this exchange and embodies the paradigm shift; it is a platform that empowers people.

    Imagine organisations – public or private – proactively reaching out to individuals to offer them relevant experiences, goods or services. Imagine individuals being in control and making best informed decisions. Imagine and share your thoughts in this highly interactive event.

    In collaboration with Queensland Government, PwC and Australia Post, the PwC Chair in Digital Economy invites you to hear, connect and contribute to Digital Identity 3.0, our second public event showcasing research, insights and industry collaborations focused on Digital Identity 3.0.

    Featuring

    • Andrew Walduck, Executive General Manager, Trusted Services, Australia Post
    • Amy Johnson, Co-Founder and Customer Experience Officer, MyWave
    • Dr Willem Mertens, QUT Information Systems
    • Professor Marek Kowalkiewicz, PwC Chair in Digital Economy

    Join us

    Digital Identity 3.0
    Date: Monday 31 August 2015
    Time: 5 – 8 pm
    Venue: PwC Innovation Hub, L10, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane