CeBIT 2015

Published on May 18, 2015

Three days. 450 exhibitors. Eight conferences. Welcome to CeBIT 2015, of which NICTA was an innovation partner.

This year NICTA’s stand showcased over 20 projects and demonstrations in our Business Team areas of: Broadband and the Digital Economy; Environment; Infrastructure, Transport and Logistics; Security; and Engineering, Technology and Development.

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Bill Simpson-Young and Dr Terry Percival demonstrating National Map to the Hon. Victor Dominello, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation.

NICTA also lent its expertise to CeBIT’s conference program across four streams.  In Mobile Engagement Dr Dean Economou spoke about how the mobile phone is eating transport and in Big Data and Analytics Dr Max Ott presented on technology solutions for privacy and data control.  Prof. Simon Kaplan highlighted the importance of collaboration in building the Internet of Things and in eGovernment Michael Phillips demonstrated how real ICT innovation in government can be achieved while Prof. Chris Leckie looked at how big data can be used to manage urban infrastructure.

NICTA’s Rob Fitzpatrick joined a panel discussion on addressing the future of materials handling and transport logistics in an omni-channel environment at the inaugural CeMAT Australia. CeMAT is a global showcase that highlights the role of innovation in creating smart, integrated and efficient approaches to materials handling and transport logistics, including the role of automation in engineering the warehouses of the future.

A highlight of the three days was the CeBIT Gala Dinner where two NICTA projects were recognised as CeBIT Business Awards finalists.  COVIU Digital Services Counter, which has been developed to meet the needs of specialised and remote service delivery in the Community Award category.  And National Map, a website for map-based access to Australian spatial data from government agencies, which was nominated in the Innovation Award category.

And congratulations to Mobile Systems Research Group students Suranga Seneviratne and Samaneh Movassaghi who received the NASSCOM 2015 IT Innovation Awards at the Gala Dinner.