Media

For all media queries, please contact:

Dorothy Kennedy
Communications Specialist
Ph: + 612 9376 2098   M: 0488 229 687
Email: dorothy.kennedy<at>nicta.com.au

2014 Media Releases

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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