The combination of ICT and business skills has become an ideal set of qualifications for future jobs. People with ICT skills are busting out of ICT enclaves to perform vital roles across a full range of businesses, from retail and finance to agriculture, construction and mining
Catherine Armitage is ideas and innovation writer and an editorial writer at The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a highly experienced career journalist who has won multiple awards for her work across a wide range of topics including business, science, higher education, social issues, education and legal affairs. She is former higher education editor and China correspondent.
Women are lamentably unrepresented in the innovation ecosystem at the heart of the Prime Minister's ideas boom.
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What if you're putting yourself out there as a thought leader advising companies how to build brands on social media, but you tweet a lewd suggestion to a reporter whose story you don't like? Nothing much good, as Ryan Holmes knows.
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Inna Braverman hopes the Australian coastline could soon be transformed by wave converters hanging off breakwaters, jetties, wharves and piers, alongside the rods and legs of hopeful fishermen.
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Sean Ellis is a one-man marketing phenomenon, yet marketing doesn't begin to describe how he built customer bases in the multimillions rapidly for companies like Dropbox, LogMeIn and Eventbrite. So he coined the term "growth hacker".
Ella Shannon saw an opportunity in the disconnect between the demand for good farm labour and the willing supply of backpackers, uni students and "grey nomads" seeking to supplement their travel or studies with work.