One in four Australian organisations can’t find the necessary talent to implement their data solutions, significantly more than the global average, according to research from Accenture released today. Local companies have told Accenture the talent drought is holding back automation and agile work practices, with less than one in 20

Underground mapping drones and autonomous security robots are among some of the new technologies being shared with Australian SMEs as part of a COVID recovery program launched today by Australia’s science agency. The CSIRO is sharing some of its more easily adoptable, translatable and reasonably priced automation technologies with its

Blue Prism announced availability of its Automation Lifecycle Suite which the company says makes it easier to identify, deploy and scale automation and reduce the typical planning and design time by 70 per cent, delivering more value from digital workforce. Recent research released by Vanson Bourne shows that 66 per

Robots are helping humans pick up online grocery orders in a new Woolworths facility in Melbourne. Woolworths today announced it has begun using robots to augment the work of online order pickers in a purpose-built facility adjoining its existing Carrum Downs supermarket. The 2400sqm space uses automated storage units to

Australia’ shrinking workforce may be its biggest disruptor yet, according to automation vendors, who are positioning their technology as a way to offset the baby boomer generation’s upcoming “baby bust”. Bernard Salt, managing director of The Demographics Group, says UN population data shows growth in Australia’s workforce population is beginning

Disruptive technologies like AI, automation, and blockchain present challenges for risk managers with two-thirds (69 per cent) of Australian executives say that complex risks are emerging more rapidly than their own skills are advancing, according to a new report from Accenture. The study reveals that  majority of financial firms’ risk

Last year a group of Australian CEOs pooled their collective intellect and resources to ponder a five- to ten-year scenario: how should they manage the people in their workforce as technology programs eliminate roles through automation?  One possible solution they came up with was to exchange, or loan, employees between

ANZ bank today announced its chief data officer role will be expanded to include automation in an announcement alongside the bank’s half yearly result which revealed profits are down 51 per cent.  Emma Gray, currently the bank’s CDO, will become ANZ’s Group Executive, Data and Automation, from tomorrow. She will

Automation will displace one in five Australian workers in the next 15 years, according to research from a leading ICT group which argues significantly more re-skilling and investment is needed to save jobs and grow the economy. The Australian Computer Society commissioned Faethm, a local AI firm, to apply it

Robots are a key component in a digital transformation – rather than an end goal – and most industries should be considering them, according to one of Amazon’s top robotics experts.  The ecommerce giant has been leveraging the technology for years, most commonly to pick goods from within its warehouses,