Thousands welcomed on day one with the very best on show from cybersecurity, cloud and big data analytics
The largest and longest running business technology event in Asia Pacific, CeBIT Australia, kicked off today, enticing leading minds into conversations about shaping the future of the business technology landscape, including leaders from the NSW Government.
The Hon. Victor Dominello, MP, NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property released the NSW Government’s Digital Strategy outlining the vision he has for transforming the way NSW citizens receive services from the state government and the value of real-time technologies.
Minister Dominello identified the enablers of the Digital Strategy as Technology, Cyber Security, Legislation and Regulation and Delivery Capability. However, it was the culture of governments that Minister Dominello wanted to see the most change in.
“In two years, I’d like to see a shift in the culture of how government does its work. That’s the hard part. We need to make change and demonstrate the proof of our new initiatives to really make a significant change,” said Mr Dominello.
Dennis Andrucyk, Deputy Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA said in his opening keynote that exploring outer space with new technologies, processes and methods benefits the global science community. Dennis adds, “I am thrilled to be a part of CeBIT Australia to share NASA’s role in these pursuits.”
Over 75 start-ups are featured on CeBIT Australia’s exhibition floor showcasing new tech innovations including driverless pods, hand-gesture screen technology, holographic displays, car emergency call out software and digital cyber defence software that thinks like the human brain.
Start-ups on the NSW Government stand included ICT International a revolutionising device for the agricultural industry enabling for better global research outcomes in soil, trees and environmental monitoring.
Matt Kean MP, NSW Minister for Innovation said: “People often say government involvement stifles innovation, but nothing could be further from the truth in NSW. Our state has the largest technology sector and highest number of technology start-ups in Australia and we’ll be showing our best of both on the NSW stand, and in the StartUp Zone. CeBIT has certainly delivered on its reputation for showcasing the best in technology and innovation.”
CeBIT Australia, continues tomorrow and Thursday, 24-25 May, at International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour. Register for CeBIT Australia: http://www.cebit.com.au/register