Displaying items by tag: Yohan Ramasundara

Australia has an opportunity to carve an important niche in the global machine learning field, according to a report into the sector’s patent filings launched by the Minister for Science, Karen Andrews on the Gold Coast on Monday.

Published in Strategy

Deakin University will be the first university in Australia to offer a fully accredited cyber security qualification, under Australia’s first cyber security course accreditation scheme, after being awarded the course by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Published in Education

The Australian Computer Society is facilitating the establishment of a new early stage tech investment fund, kicking off the fund with a $5 million investment and a call for other investors to join the scheme.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 05 December 2019 02:24

Data sharing privacy in focus with ACS

Australia should develop a systemised and standardised safe data sharing regime with independent verification demonstrating the benefit to the community, according to a new report on data privacy by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Published in Data

Blockchain has substantial challenges to overcome if it hopes to be used for anything beyond cryptocurrencies, the Australian Computer Society says, adding that there are a number of technical, legal and educational hurdles standing in the way of broader use of the technology.

Published in Strategy

The Australian Computer Society has released an election manifesto, offering recommendations to government that comes to power at the 18 May election to ensure that Australians attract higher paying jobs in the IT sector, but making no mention of the need to either change or repeal the controversial encryption law passed in December.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Australian Computer Society has welcomed the announcement of a $525.3 million skills package in Tuesday's Federal Budget, but says more investment is needed to develop skills in the country.

Published in Strategy

The Australian Computer Society will host an event in Sydney on Friday — which is International Women's Day — to highlight the issues that women face in the technology sector.

Published in Strategy

The president of the Australian Computer Society, Yohan Ramasundara, has said the Federal Government needs to take cyber security more seriously, claiming that it was seen as a "boutique issue" that was very often out-sourced or delegated to "a couple of techies in a backroom".

Published in Security
Friday, 07 December 2018 06:17

ACS launches AI guide for businesses

The Australian Computer society has released a guide for businesses to start using artificial intelligence in their organisations, outlining what AI is and what it can do.

Published in Business Intelligence

ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, has launched its "2018 ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse report in Sydney", showing 40,000 ICT jobs are likely to be created in NSW alone.

Published in Development

The Australian Computer Society has awarded its ACS Charles Darwin University Indigenous information technology scholarship to Matthew Heffernan, a student from Papunya, about 240 km northwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

Published in Education

The Australian Computer Society, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, has acquired Brisbane-based platform solutions provider River City Labs Group including the operations of the RCL accelerator and Startup Catalyst, with a commitment to invest $7.5 million in ramping up River City’s support for tech entrepreneurs.

Published in Strategy
Thursday, 06 September 2018 11:19

ACS scholarship to encourage Indigenous tech students

The Australian Computer Society has instituted an endowed scholarship at Charles Darwin University to support Indigenous achievement in IT studies.

Published in Education

The Australian Computer Society has welcomed government measures in the Federal Budget to boost Australia’s science and technology capacity, but says more investment is required to prepare Australians for a positive digital future.

Published in Strategy

A new technology and innovation hub, developed by the Australian Computer Society, will aim to drive development of digital communities and help collaboration.

Published in Strategy

The Australian Computer Society has joined other industry bodies in welcoming the Australia 2030 report on innovation from Innovation and Science Australia and called on government and Industry to embrace the recommendations.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 27 November 2017 10:23

ACS appoints Yohan Ramasundara as next president

The Australian Computer Society has appointed Yohan Ramasundara as its president for two years from next year onwards.

Published in People Moves

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