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ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series - Mikaela Jade

Mikaela Jade, Founder of Indigital, will share her insights on how to provide a meaningful pathway for Indigenous people into the digital economy and how to move the needle on diversity.

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series with Mikaela Jade

Mikaela Jade

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series features some of the ICT industry’s most respected leaders. The series of virtual events explores innovation, challenges and opportunities in tech and considers what might be in store in ICT’s constantly evolving world.

SHIFTING THE NEEDLE ON DIVERSITY AND CREATING JOBS FOR THE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Join us at this upcoming event, where you will hear from Mikaela Jade, Founder of  Indigital as she discusses how she used digital technologies to translate cultural knowledge within Indigenous communities.

Indigital’s mission is to close the digital divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, by providing a meaningful pathway for Indigenous people into the digital economy.  

This topic will cover how Indigital is:

  • Using future technologies to express 80,000 years of human knowledge for generations to come
  • Shifting the needle on diversity and creating jobs for the digital economy
  • Learning lessons as Australia’s first Indigenous Edu-tech company, which brings together remote communities and leading edge technologies.

About the Speaker

Mikaela Jade’s 4 x award winning company Indigital work to develop innovative new ways to digitise and translate knowledge and culture from remote and ancient communities. She has a background in environmental biology, and has spent most of her career as a national parks ranger.

Developed in remote Kakadu (NT) her signature mobile and hololens app, Indigital Storytelling, uses drones, 4D mapping software, image recognition technology and cultural law to bring the world's cultural sites alive through augmented and mixed reality.

A proud Cabrogal woman, she was chosen as one of 21 Indigenous entrepreneurs to attend the Prime Minister’s Reception for Indigenous Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Canberra.

She is also a United Nations Permanent Forum Indigenous Issues delegate, Tribal Link Alumni member (New York), Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Wollongong and Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Program. Mikaela joined Microsoft Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan Advisory Board in 2018.

She proudly partners with Shared Path Aboriginal Corporation, Microsoft and Telstra Enterprises to deliver Digital Custodians, a digital skills program drawing on cultural language and knowledge for cutting edge technology skills development in schools and communities. Together they work with some of the most remote Peoples' on earth using cutting edge digital technologies to translate cultural knowledge within Indigenous communities; showcase their cultural heritage to their visitors in compelling ways; and create jobs from the digital economy.

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30th Jul 2020 - Mikaela Jade, Founder of Indigital, will share her insights on how to provide a meaningful pathway for Indigenous people into the digital economy and how to move the needle on diversity.

 

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