2016 Industry News

Magazine 100

1 December 2016 - StartupAUS releases its CrossRoads Report 2016(PDF, 6.6 MB) on the Australian startup ecosystems. Contains good analysis and recommendations, though perhaps could have more broadly considered industry initiatives from organisations like Pearcey, AIIA or ACS and also successes in our public markets where 180+ tech companies have listed in the last 3 years.

26 August 2016 - Pearcey 1998 Medalist Peter Jones slipped away peacefully at home with his family alongside him. Peter had an exciting life from academic to executive roles in multi nationals to entrepreneurial roles. He was awarded the initial Pearcey Medal on 2 November 1998 in Sydney. An overview of Peter's career is on 1998 Pearcey Medal.

3 August 2016 - A revolutionary 1992 CSIRO invention that led to Wi-Fi has been chosen by the National Museum of Australia to be part of the A History of the World in 100 Objects exhibition, opening in Canberra in September. (media release, article).

10 July 2016 - The AIIA calls on the newly elected Liberal National Party Government and Prime Minister to accelerate the transformation of Australia to a digital economy, to ensure Australia is globally competitive and to drive growth and prosperity for our nation. (media release).

15 May 2016 - EY releases its report "Digital Australia: State of the Nation 2015-16". It provides a comprehensive view of digital engagement, attitudes, and behaviours amongst Australians and contains some interesting Aussie research and views. The report asks and answers a number of questions that help understand the how and why of digital engagement to help inform the debate about digital strategy in Australia. (more info).