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aiia bulletin: 14.09.2011

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aiia bulletin news, events, people: 14.09.2011

aiia news

SA sets landmark eCommerce Benchmark
The SA Strategic Plan now includes a target of increasing the proportion of businesses that receive orders online from 24 per cent today to 40 per cent in 2014, with a commitment to continued increases up to 2020. more>>

Digital Hubs Directory goes live - register your broadband solutions!
All companies in the Australian ICT industry are invited to register products and applications enabled by high-speed broadband on the Digital Hubs Directory – make your business part of the Digital Hubs being set up in early release sites around the country. Registrations may include hardware products that support NBN-enabled solutions as well as the applications themselves...more>>

AIIA feedback to Digital Local Government program
AIIA’s industry feedback to the Government’s Digital Local Government Program is now online, along with the Industry Forum report. The $17 million Program is designed to fund local government in communities that first benefit from the NBN...more>>

AIIA Sustainable Futures Forum: High tech low carbon
Continuing the constantly evolving relationship between technology and those businesses seeking more efficient, effective and sustainable strategies for growth, AIIA held the Sustainable Futures Forum in Sydney recently. At this forum speakers discussed how ICT solutions and the ICT industry can help with the transition to a low carbon economy and how Government can assist the industry and its clients to do this. Presentations available online>>

Notice of AIIA Annual General Meeting
The AIIA Annual General Meeting will be held in Sydney on 27 October 2011. Complete details on the time and location will be provided closer to the event. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

government news

Cyber White Paper – public discussion paper coming soon
On 3 June 2011, the Australian Government announced that it would develop a Cyber White Paper, to be released in the first half of 2012. The paper will detail: Australia’s relationship with and approach to cyberspace; likely future opportunities and challenges; and Australia’s strategic interests in cyberspace. A public discussion paper will be released shortly; members who wish to contribute may contact Loretta Johnson.

R&D Tax Incentive – national information sessions
Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr has announced that the new R&D Tax Incentive has come into effect. This means that companies undertaking research and development in the current financial year are now able to take advantage of the benefits of the new program effective from 1 July 2011.

AusIndustry and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) are delivering nation wide information sessions to help businesses learn how to access and best use the new R&D Tax Incentive to drive the development of new ideas, products and processes. The sessions will also explain the transition from the R&D Tax Concession to the R&D Tax Incentive and the differences between the programs.

Product Stewardship (Television and Computer) Regulations – exposure draft consultation, public meeting schedule
The exposure draft of the Product Stewardship Act 2011 regulations – underpinning industry arrangements for collecting and recycling end-of-life computers and peripherals – has now been released. Public meetings will be held nationally between 13 September 2011 and 21 September 2011. Members wishing to contribute to AIIA’s response should contact Loretta Johnson.

aiia events

AIIA Queensland Luncheon (Brisbane 23.09.2011)
Brian Hay, Detective Superintendent, Queensland Police Service
At this luncheon Brian will relate many interesting examples of recent significant fraud cases that will amaze you. This is a must attend meeting. View a video of one of Brian's projects: Fiscal the Fraud Fighting Ferret: Episode 3 - ATM Skimming

NSW AIIA Banking & Financial Services Breakfast Briefing (Sydney 30.09.2011)
Mobile Payments: Cooperate, Collaborate, or Abdicate
Financial Institutions and Mobile Network Operators could be marginalised without a coordinated cross-industry approach to delivering mobile payments to the Australian market...more>>

industry events

Starlight IT Fund for Kids
2011 Night of Nights Charity Dinner
(Melbourne & Sydney  20.10. 2011)
Your chance to support our ICT industry charity
The IT fund for Kids invites you to join us at the ICT industry event of the year – the IT Fund "Battle of the States” dinner. This is a unique event that will celebrate the IT Fund activities in 2011 and test industry leaders through a series of brain teasers to ascertain which company and state is the ultimate know IT all.
Join the AIIA table contact Kelly Hutchinson

Australian IPv6 Summit 2011
(Melbourne, 17-19.10.2011)
Learning From Experience

Welcome, IPv4 user ... let us bring you up to date!
A vast new IPv6 world awaits - but which path will get you there? Luckily, pioneers have already forged ahead to find a home on the (address) range. They've hacked through the RFC undergrowth, dual-stacked the hostile servers, and even transitioned the mighty DNS... See the website for more information

Gov 2.0 Conference 2011 (ACT, 25-26.10.11)
At Gov 2.0 Conference 2011 you will gain first-hand knowledge from leaders and Web 2.0 innovators within the public sector. Learn and be inspired by an expert panel of senior government officials, government practitioners and policy makers who will provide insights, case studies and solutions to the challenges facing the progression of Gov 2.0 in Australia. Visit the website or register now.

Creative Innovation 2011                   (Melbourne, 16-18.11.11)
Ci2010 was described as the "Best conference EVER!" (MICE magazine), and this year's event promises to be even more relevant and transformational. Join leaders across business, industry, government, health, education and community sectors. Be inspired by over 35 world class thinkers, speakers and innovators helping you to achieve business success in a super-connected world. Early Bird registration ends Friday – be quick! Save over $500 and receive a free subscription to BRW magazine. AIIA members – use the password CONNECT to receive an additional 10% discount. Save $1000 in total! Register now

Workshops, Industry Intelligence & Networking
WIIN workshops and seminars under the Enterprise Connect program are held nationally in metropolitan, regional and remote locations to help businesses gain the skills and knowledge they might need.  For further information on the WIIN program and news on upcoming rounds visit the website.

international trade

HIMSS AsiaPac 2011 (Melbourne 20-23.09.2011)
Connecting leaders across Asia Pacific to advance quality healthcare through IT
This Conference & Leadership Summit will feature about 55 speakers from around the world, 72 presentations and 5 panel discussions. The sessions promise unlimited industry knowledge sharing and face-to-face meetings with regional and international industry players. Register here >>

International Outsourcing Summit - BPAP
(Manila, 11-12.10.2011)
Join top global IT-BPO leaders and client-side executives to debate the future of the industry, providing insights into a fast-emerging, new age of offshore outsourcing that is expanding opportunities but creating new and complex challenges. Those challenges will dramatically transform the industry...more>>

Asia Pacific MPS Conference
The Asia Pacific region is the fastest growing Managed Print Services revenue market region in the world. With one of the most advanced IT infrastructures in this region, Sydney will host the second Asia Pacific MPS Conference. MPS professionals and decision makers from this diverse region will converge for two days of independent education, networking and success. Find out more or register now.

WITSA Global Public Policy Summit          (Mexico 6-8.11.2011)
Fulfilling the Promise of the Digital Age: e-Inclusion in an i-Society  Join 500 ICT executives, government officials and policy makers from more than 40 countries to share and learn how to promote the use of ICTs in public policies to overcome social exclusion and improve economic performance, employment opportunities, quality of life, social participation and cohesion. The WITSA Global Public Policy Summit 2011 is the right place to understand how ICTs, properly used, can be a valuable tool to extract economic and environmental benefit from the increased demands in the new society.

industry people

Our industry is about the people behind the technology. Read profiles of our members, iAwards winners, industry experts and meet the AIIA team.

Infoxchange iAwards winner

Congratulations to e-Community and e-Inclusion iAward winner Infoxchange 

David Spriggs'  Infoxchange accepts the iAward from our sponsors Huawei's Peter Rossi

Infoxchange has partnered with Microsoft and community-based not-for-profit organisations to develop a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution for the sector. The product is enabling organisations to assist people in overcoming the barriers preventing them from participating fully in society and helping to build healthy, inclusive communities.

Infoxchange Australia is an internationally recognised not-for-profit social enterprise providing information and communication technology (ICT) services for organisations in the health, welfare and community sectors in Australia and disadvantaged individuals and families. We believe in the value of using technology to enhance social inclusion and social justice. >>more

The Mastermind Group  
aiia membe

Fulvio Inserra, Managing Director, The Mastermind Group and AIIA Victoria Deputy Branch Chair (2011), AIIA Victoria Committee Member (since 2010)  and AIIA Member (since 2008).

The foundation of TMG as an organisation is to once and for all simplify, de-mystify and openly offer our knowledge and experience so our customers maximise and fully leverage the investment they make in technology – it also builds trust. Our pragmatic approach to IT ensures that customers get simple yet elegant solutions to meet complex business needs – better still, we love when our customers learn and directly benefit from what we do.

'The Mastermind Group really values its association with the AIIA as they have a genuine interest in helping us grow our business by not only providing opportunities to leverage their extensive network within State Government and local industry, but in addition, they work tirelessly to ensure we extract value from the investment we make by being a member.” Fulvio Inserra, Managing Director, The Mastermind Group.

Pyms Technology Lawyers expert

Mike Pym, Director, 
Pym's Technology Lawyers

Mike has been practising IT law for more than 20 years, both in Europe and in Australia.  He is one of the directors of Pym’s Technology Lawyers, a boutique law firm specialising in IT and Commercial law.  Mike has previously held senior in-house legal roles with global IT companies as well as having been Head of the IT practice at a major Australian law firm.  Mike’s clients include IT industry associations, multi-national IT companies, ASX listed IT companies, IT SMEs as well as governments and Universities.   

Pym's Technology Lawyers work with their clients to obtain the best commercial deal available and to minimise and manage legal risks by providing practical, commercially aware advice and straightforward contracts in plain English. more >>

aiia member news

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So tell us your story! The best membership benefits story as chosen by AIIA branch representatives will win a BlackBerry PlayBook, the first professional grade tablet.

Send your entries by email before COB Wednesday 19 October to be in the running – it may be two sentences, an essay, or a video, it’s up to you!

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AIIA membership is open to all ICT-related organisations in Australia. Please feel free to contact  AIIA's membership team  for information on the many benefits of AIIA membership both to your business, and to the people within it. Join AIIA now (Online or PDF)

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