Join ASCA for our June 24 National Seminar - Digital Disruption
We have two great presentations for our digital disruption event:
First we will be joined by Daniel Sekers and Gary Munitz – owners of Global IT that founded Get Price and Menulog, which recently sold for $855 million. They share their view on Technology & Disruption in a Data Centric Community
- Overview of Get Price / Menulog and how they disrupted their industries
- Overview of Invigor Group / Invigor Insights
- How has Big Data transformed the way business and consumers interact?
Second we have Ben Darling, National Sales Manager, Objective3D a on How To Make 3D Printing Work For You And Your Business
The 3D Printing industry is growing rapidly and there are a lot of options for businesses of all kinds to engage with the technology. This seminar will focus on how companies can best approach, integrate, and expand 3D printing technologies to meet their business objectives. It also will provide a guide to help business owners and operators answer key questions such as:
- Which 3D Printing technologies are right for my company?
- How do I manage a budget for 3D Printing?
- How do I assess the types of parts that can be 3D Printed?
- Are there special considerations that I need to understand before investing in the
ASCA Members will be able to access this Seminar for as part of their membership and non-members only pay $40.
We will record both presentations and make both the PowerPoint and video avilable in our secure zone for members.
The Connected Continent II. How digital technology is transforming the Australian economy.
The digital economy contributed $79 billion (or 5.1%) to GDP in 2013–14, based on the latest methodology capturing the rising digital intensity within traditional businesses. While the methodology has changed, the digital economy is growing in significance and is 50% larger in real terms than the 2011 estimate. If the digital economy was an industry it would be larger than Australia’s agriculture, transport or retail industries.Read more here
ICF Announces the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015
The Intelligent Community Forum has announced the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015. The Top7 list included three communities from the United States, one from Australia, one from Brazil, one from Canada, and one from Taiwan.
In alphabetical order, the 2015 Top7 Intelligent Communities are:
In 2010, IBM Citizenship created the Smarter Cities Challenge to help 100 cities over a three-year period to address some of the critical challenges facing cities. We do this by putting teams on the ground for three weeks to work closely with city leaders and deliver recommendations on how to make the city smarter and more effective. The Smarter Cities Challenge is IBM’s largest philanthropic initiative, with contributions valued at over $50 million to date.For the 2015 cycle, the Smarter Cities Challenge is open to local and regional general-purpose governing bodies, including cities, counties, prefectures, boroughs, and districts. For the first time, cities that have previously received a Smarter Cities Challenge grant are eligible to apply for a second grant. The city must demonstrate substantive progress on the topic of their first grant. The new application may propose to build on the accomplishments resulting from the first grant, or address another topic. To apply, click here
National Seminar Presentations 15th April 2015- The agenda and all presentations are now available in the Smart Communities secure forum for members. Not sure how to access? Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
5th August 2014 - Broadband Today Alliance forms strategic partnership with Urban Institute of Germany. View the Media Releasehere.
What Makes a Smart Community?
The Australian Smart Communities Assn.has released a White Paper - What Makes a Smart Community to emphasize how Smart Communities are cities and regions that use information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance and diversify, solve social and infrastructure problems, support growth and enrich lives in the 21st Century.
ASCA Whitepaper:What makes a Smart Community? BTA Whitepaper Media Release:Media Release - What is a Smart Community?
Welcome to recent new members of the Australian Smart Communities Association for 2014-15: