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Event: Qld IT industry launch of Australia's Digital Pulse Report

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

Branch Forum: Australia's Digital Pulse Report & Free Qld IT Industry breakfast.

Developing the digital workforce to drive growth in the future.

The ACS – The professional association for Australia’s ICT sector – in conjunction with the CSIRO’s Data61, ANZ Banking Group, the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Boston Consulting Group have collaborated on a well received report identifying the importance of digital literacy to the future job prospects of Australian workers.

The report “Tomorrow’s Digitally Enabled Workforce” outlines a range of scenarios and trends which are shaping the jobs of the future in Australia’s economy. Taking a holistic view of the economy, the report identifies the future needs of a digitally skilled workforce and offers deep analysis of the challenges faced.

A key supporter of the report, Dr Patrick Maes, CTO of ANZ Banking Group, welcomed the findings.

“Digitisation of our society is being driven by changing customer expectations, accelerating technology development and evolving industry structures and participants, with some mega trends identified in this report becoming evident.”

“The transition from a two-speed, mining-boom fuelled economy to a digital economy will be wide-reaching and will affect jobs across the whole society, not just STEM-specific jobs. Therefore intense collaboration between government, academia, start-ups and corporates is required to help build capabilities and industries that create opportunities for the existing and future generations.”

Natasha Doherty, Director in Deloitte Access Economics Health Economics and Social Policy practice, will be talking about the report. A 2nd speaker is yet to be announced.

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