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2014 Media Releases

28/11/2014 14:00
The Board of NICTA announces that it has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, CEO, NICTA. 
26/11/2014 10:00
Government can do business differently, according to a new Report released by NICTA today. New models for Digital Government:  the role of Service Brokers in driving innovation says there is an increasing role for ‘digital service brokers’  to deliver traditional government services to customers.

20/11/2014 10:00
Lab to focus on the application of data, user and text analytics in industries including health, logistics, smart cities, environment and security.
12/11/2014 10:45
Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, the world’s fourth-largest economy, will visit NICTA, Australia’s largest information and communications technology (ICT) research and development centre, as part of her G20 mission to Australia.
05/11/2014 10:45
NICTA congratulates Incoming Media on successfully closing a US$4.9M Series A financing round led by Australian venture capital firm OneVentures and Intel Capital, Intel Corp.'s global investment organisation. The funds will be used to expand Incoming Media’s research and development efforts and extend the company’s reach into new geographic and vertical markets.

17/10/2014 11:00
A prototype app giving Canberra residents the ability to seamlessly access a wide range of local services has secured first place – and a $12,500 cash prize for Canberra’s Imagine Team – at the Canberra Digital Challenge awards this week.

13/10/2014 13:00
Canberra’s brightest minds from industry, research and government join together at NICTA lab to discover who has won the $12,500 Digital Canberra Challenge first prize.
10/10/2014 15:00


The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today announced up to $2.1 million funding for National ICT Australia (NICTA) to develop an online national renewable energy mapping platform.

24/09/2014 10:00
NICTA is celebrating with an open day featuring demonstrations and addresses from leading research and business development experts, including Queensland’s Chief Scientist Dr Geoff Garrett.
22/09/2014 11:00
NICTA, Australia’s ICT Research Centre of Excellence, is pleased to announce that Prof. Jack Singh has been appointed as Director, NICTA Victoria. Prof. Singh joins NICTA from La Trobe University where he has been Director of the Centre for Technology Infusion, which focuses on strategic and translational research related to ICT.
02/09/2014 16:00
Professor Mary O’Kane, NICTA Board Member, has won the 2014 Pearcey Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in the ICT industry. Professor O’Kane is an eminent  scientist, engineer, educator, company director, and Executive Chair of Mary O’Kane and Associates Pty Ltd.
27/08/2014 11:30
NICTA heads to 21st Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in Detroit: 7-11 September 2014
25/08/2014 10:00
For the first time, NICTA will join Australia’s peak digital economy representative bodies - the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and the Pearcey Foundation – to showcase technological innovations for Australian industry. 
12/08/2014 10:00
Digital Careers has intensified its collaboration with SAP to support the annual Young ICT Explorers competition. Through a commitment of $1.4 million in cash and in-kind contributions over four years, Digital Careers and SAP will extend the YICTE competition into new states and age groups.
29/07/2014 13:00

The most highly-assured operating system, seL4, is now available under GNU general public license.
Today, NICTA and General Dynamics C4 Systems are jointly offering the secure embedded L4 (seL4) microkernel and formal mathematical proofs as open-source software. seL4 is the world’s most highly-assured operating system (OS) and the first OS kernel with an end-to-end proof of implementation correctness and security enforcement.

18/07/2014 10:00
NICTA and Swinburne have opened a new software R&D laboratory to deliver high-impact research to Victorian industry. The Honourable Ted Baillieu MP, Member for Hawthorn, formally launched the laboratory today.
09/07/2014 17:00
The Government has launched the National Map Open Data initiative, sending a clear message to our industries, global competitors and partners that Australia is open for business. The Map is part of the Government’s commitment to increasing the number of publicly available datasets.
26/06/2014 11:30
The global demand for efficient ‘multi-fuel’ electricity generation has brought together some of the world’s leading computer scientists in an exciting R&D effort aimed at creating systems to connect and manage electricity and natural gas supplies on a shared platform. The work will take place under a twelve-month Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between NICTA and Los Alamos National Laboratory, announced today.
13/06/2014 13:00
NICTA returns to Asia’s largest telecommunications expo with new WebRTC technology and ‘big data’ analytics tools that safeguard customer privacy.
10/06/2014 13:00
Terry Percival’s landmark developments in broadband and wireless communications technologies - including the co-invention of Wi-Fi - have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours with the prestigious award of Member of the Order of Australia. Dr Percival is the Director of NICTA’s Broadband and Digital Economy Business Team.
06/06/2014 10:00
NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence, today announced the appointment of Russell Yardley to its Board. A 35 year veteran of the Australian ICT industry, Mr Yardley brings with him a wealth of relevant experience as a director, entrepreneur and innovator.
02/06/2014 09:30
NICTA start-up company Yuruware has been purchased by Unitrends, a US-based data protection company. The acquisition means that Unitrends will now establish an Australian R&D office which will house up to ten staff – some from Yuruware, along with new recruits - with potential for further growth.
30/05/2014 06:00
Unitrends, the industry’s fastest-growing multi-environment data protection and disaster recovery company, today announced that it has acquired Yuruware, an Australia-based innovator of data protection technology for Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack and other public clouds. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

28/05/2014 12:30
NICTA is the first cab off the rank in an exciting new Telstra Research Partnership Program, announced at Parliament House in Canberra today. The two organisations will work together to explore business opportunities flowing from technology advances and cutting-edge research.
14/05/2014 17:00
Last night the government announced the continuation of block funding of $84.9M to NICTA for a further two years until mid 2016. This confirms the situation communicated by Government to NICTA late last year.  We also recognise that beyond this period we will need to look at more sustainable longer-term funding models.
05/05/2014 09:00
NICTA is taking its top research and business ideas to the CeBIT technology expo in Sydney this week to show how ICT is transforming industry in Australia.
14/04/2014 15:30
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
20/03/2014 08:00
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.
11/02/2014 09:15
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.
18/11/2013 14:00
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.
05/11/2013 08:30

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.

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