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2014 Media Releases
NICTA CEO tells Productivity Commission the success of Australia’s major infrastructure projects rests on ubiquitous access to critical Government and industry datasets
Speaking this morning at a Productivity Commission hearing into public infrastructure investment, NICTA CEO Hugh Durrant-Whyte said that open access to Government and industry data will be ‘transformational’ for our major infrastructure projects
Australia could miss the chance to build an internationally competitive cybersecurity industry if it doesn’t move quickly to foster an agile ecosystem that would create market opportunities and challenging careers for our best computer scientists and software engineers.
There will be a reduction in funding for NICTA VRL and consequently NICTA will be restructuring and refocusing its activities in Victoria. NICTA will be implementing a plan agreed by the NICTA Board and communicated to our major stakeholders. The implementation of this plan takes effect Monday 10 February, 2014.
NICTA CEO Hugh Durrant-Whyte has been appointed to Chair the NSW Government's Innovation & Productivity Council (IPC), a high level policy advisory group which provides guidance on priorities for innovation-led economic development and productivity. Professor Durrant-Whyte has been a member of the IPC since 2011 and has been appointed to Chair the group at least until his first three-year term expires in July 2014.
NICTA’s Karsten Schulz to lead national roll-out of GroupX program to increase number of tertiary ICT students and professionals by promoting ICT professions and careers.
NICTA today announced the appointment of Karsten Schulz as National Manager of GroupX. In this newly created role Karsten will spearhead the roll-out of GroupX across Australia, following the great success that it has already seen at a state level in Queensland.