Digital Skills

Australia needs 6.5 million extra digital workers by 2025, according to research by Amazon which forecasts the average current will need to develop seven new digital skills in that time to keep pace with technology changes. Without adding millions of newly skilled and reskilled digital workers Australia will miss out

$10 billion worth of economic growth in the technology, media and communications industries hinges on up-skilling tens of thousands of Australian technology workers, according to new analysis. A survey of over 1,000 Australians, across various age groups and employment levels by RMIT online and Deloitte Access Economics showed while many

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

During his first visit to Australia in three years, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella today asked local customers and partners to focus on creating their own intellectual property, arguing the underlying technology can largely be handled by Microsoft and should be viewed as a commodity. But in doing so the IP

Australia fell one spot to 14th in a ranking of “digital competitiveness” for 63 nations, continuing a slide from being 9th in 2015 when the study began. Since then Australia has gone backwards on the study’s three main criteria: Knowledge, Technology, and Future Readiness. Australia is now in the bottom

Microsoft opened its newest Technology Centre in Sydney today, offering the company’s local customers and partners a hub to develop digital technology and strategies. During the launch the technology giant also announced a new partnership with the NSW Government’s Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. The government signed a memorandum

The next challenge for the Australian banking sector is a resource one, according to Westpac CIO, Dave Curran. He argues the biggest roadblock for banks, as they shift to digital models, is finding the employees to do it. “Technology is the opportunity and the challenge of our generation,” Curran said

According to a new report from Adobe, APAC organisations are more than twice as likely as their North American counterparts to invest significantly in digital upskilling. The region is also the more open and enthusiastic about AI, according to the report. 34 per cent of APAC organisations said they will