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Sep 19, 2017 9:12:38 AM

4 big things that have changed the role of the CTO

Chief technology officers, not unlike your grandma, have mastered the art of knitting.

For the most part their bodies seem calm, their gaze steely and focused. But within their hands is a set of needles flitting furiously as different stitches, colours and yarns meld together to form a pattern that either flows perfectly or, quite literally, pulls apart at the seams.

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Sep 12, 2017 12:16:23 PM

Automate or perish: Why your small business needs to get smart fast

Do you remember the animated television show called The Jetsons? In its day, it was a kind of fantastical, ground-breaking series, showing a world of possibilities for technological improvements that would allow us to drive space cars and live in apartment blocks built in the sky. Big sci-fi flicks and cartoons have always been a depiction of a dreamer’s visions for the future and how we could leapfrog over the frustrations of our lives.

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Sep 11, 2017 6:06:53 PM

Why starting to automate your business is just like learning to drive

Do you remember when you first started to learn to drive? Daunting wasn’t it? All those rules and regulations and the sheer power of the car were embraced with enthusiasm and awe and the mouth-watering possibilities of freedom.

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Sep 11, 2017 6:02:53 PM

What the hell is business process automation? A guide for small businesses

A tonne of buzzwords and phrases have taken over the vocabulary of business in recent years from digital disruption (the computers will take over) to deep diving (an in-depth look) and customer experience (help people buy stuff).

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Jun 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

The 5-step roadmap to using Internet of Things in your business

Implementing an IoT solution for your business doesn’t have to be a beast of a task if it’s planned correctly. Here’s the 5-step roadmap we use to design and implement IoT for businesses, with bonus content on keeping your data safe during the process and calculating the ROI.

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Jun 5, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Are your digital transformation programs getting you REAL results?

Not sure if your digital transformation programs are delivering results? Follow this infographic to see how you can get the most out of them and measure their performance. 

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May 30, 2017 1:00:00 PM

The Future Looks Bright for ASEAN While Australia Struggles to Keep Pace

700 attendees from regional governments, civil society, startups and businesses gathered with youth, technology and growth as key themes for this year’s meeting—all amidst the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and its implications for this rapidly developing region.

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May 3, 2017 1:00:00 PM

“Big Innovation” is a handbrake - here’s what we need to do about it

When I gave my TedX talk about the Internet of Things last year, I kicked off with a simple message that “in a digital world, we can make everything talk to each other”. It’s actually a nice sentiment that easily crosses the divide from the digital to the human world of relationships and work.

But in the era of emerging tech and innovation that sentiment is failing us and the economy, and the deeply fracturing issue is this: Big Innovation is a handbrake on real innovation, and it’s going to hurt everyone if we don’t fix it.

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Dec 23, 2016 1:00:00 PM

The startup for matchmaking startups with big business makes its pitch

Trying to convince big business to use their new products can be one of the most difficult tasks for any emerging technology company, but a new firm is making the solution to that problem its business, aiming to become a matchmaker for corporations and unknown startups.

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Dec 8, 2016 1:00:00 PM

AFR Spotlights B&D's success in bringing innovation to enterprise

From the Director Alex and I have been building businesses for 8 years now - that's a long time to be stuck together. I'm joking! The last four years of focusing solely on B&D have been hugely rewarding, challenging and constantly educational. In that four years, I myself have travelled to 22 cities around the world and have seen 'technology', 'startups' and 'innovation' in all its awesome forms. On the world stage, Australia has a long way to go - but the amount of activity over the last 12 months to advance our nation's ability to adjust to economic and technological conditions in an agile manner has been overwhelming.

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