[LINK] Technology in Government in Canberra

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Mon Aug 4 12:37:40 AEST 2014

Greetings from the National Convention Centre in Canberra where 
Technology in Government started today. The best part of such a 
conference is wandering around the exhibits (a pass for this is free) 
and meeting people. Of the products on show I found most interesting: 
Read Speaker (text to speech software for web pages) and  CloudEra ( big 
data services).

Speculation amongst the delegates on the floor was over how many 
Government CIOs would be needed with the rationalisation of government 
IT. If departmental IT is consolidated into a few clusters (such as 
security, community services, industry and science), then fewer people 
will be needed to run these.

More at: 

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