Friday, February 09, 2007

NSW IT Ministers fight it out, 21 February, Sydney

This should be entertaining:
PANEL DISCUSSION on NSW ICT for 2007 State Election: Building Prosperity through ICT
Sydney, 21 February 2007, 5.30pm - 7.30pm

As the professional association for the Australian ICT sector, the ACS wishes to raise the level of attention and focus given to technology issues amongst Government policy-makers. ...

Moderator: Mr Peter Roberts, Managing Editor of BRW

Panellists:

* The Hon. John Della Bosca, Minister for Commerce, Minister for Finance and Minister for Industrial relations (Labor)
* The Hon. Gregory Stephen Pearce, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Shadow Minister for Housing and Shadow Minister for Commerce (Liberal)
* Prof Roy Green, Dean of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM)

Questions for the panel, by 14 February 2007, to: donna.burridge(a)nsw.acs.org.au
For my take on IT industry policy see "Building Arcadia: Emulating Cambridge's High Technology Success".

I applied some of these ideas when helping the Australian Technology Park in Sydney, with their web site and "ATP Discussion Forums" in 2004/5. But my impression is that NSW trails behind Queensland and Victoria when it comes to state IT industry policy.

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