IT Forum Gold Coast News

Meet the Nominees: 2018-2019 AGM


It is with delight to announce that I will be stepping down from Chair of the IT Forum Gold Coast committee after serving in that position for two years.  One of the responsibilities of the outgoing Chair is to ensure there is a successor who will make the organisation better for the future. I am […]


Spatial businesses in Australia welcome the Australian Space Agency


Media Release The $10 billion Australian spatial industry says the renewed focus on ownership of space assets by Australia and Australian companies will enhance our national ability to secure a strong long term future in this rapidly growing industry. The spatial industry is one of the fastest growing areas of the both the global and […]


Closing Soon!: Nominations for Pearcey Queensland Entrepreneur Award recognising ICT advocates


Nominations are now being considered for the 2018 Queensland Pearcey State Entrepreneur Award.  It recognises local ICT heroes in mid-career, typically 25 – 45yo.   Entering a nomination is easy. The state winner will be announced at the ACS Queensland Pearcey Gala Dinner, Wednesday October 10 to a most prestigious audience. The winner then represents the […]


Queensland Government Seeking Innovative ICT Solutions


The Queensland Government is seeking innovative ICT solutions to nine business problems. If you’re a small to medium enterprise (SME) with the potential to address at least one of these problems, you may benefit from attending this upcoming TWiG information session. Here is a summary of the business problems (follow their link for more details) […]


Digital Enterprise Lab celebrates first Innovation Challenge with revolutionary solutions


The Digital Enterprise Lab at Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus last week staged a one-day Innovation Challenge where teams competed in developing tech solutions to revolutionise the Gold Coast Airport. Partnering with Salesforce, the global leader in customer relationship management (CRM), teams were able to use the Heroku Platform for app development to develop […]


ICT Learning and Teaching Deans and Course Coordinators Meet to Discuss Future Trends


In early April, Dr Raina Mason attended and presented at the ALTA Forum – the learning and teaching forum for the Australian Council of Deans of ICT. This is an annual gathering where ICT Learning and Teaching Deans and Course Coordinators get together to talk about trends in university courses across Australia, as well as […]


Exclusive Invite to Meet Promobot


Technology moves at breakneck speed, and we now have more power in our pockets than we had in our homes in the 1990’s. Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a fascinating concept of science fiction for decades, but now we’re finally seeing commercial AI robots thanks to breakthroughs in “machine learning,”. Don’t miss this exclusive event […]


ITFGC Tech Talk: Internet of Things – ignore at your peril!


    The Tech Talk on the Internet of Things was well attended with participants discussing a presentation on IoT technology and the potential for local deployments. It was pointed out that the Gold Coast City Council was pursuing a Smart Cities programme. The importance of categorisation of IoT deployments was essential to accurately determine […]


One More Opportunity to Win the Gold Coast Business Excellence Monthly Award!


There have been “light” entries in the I.T., Knowledge Management and Digital Services for 2017 and there is still one opportunity left for a monthly Award for October, which would put that the winning company into the final in November. The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards were launched in 1996 and in 2017 we are […]


Awe-inspiring Entrepreneurship!


Those that made the effort to attend the “Beachside Chat” with Mark Sowerby were treated to some real wisdom and encouragement from the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. He made the distinction between innovation and entrepreneurship and indicated that the latter required a tenacity that came from accepting a challenge and a need to prove to oneself […]


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