Greetings from the Great Hall for Parliament House in Canberra, where NICTA is holding a "Tech-fest" several hundred ICT researchers are standing in front of dozens of displays, explaining the products of their research and how it will benefit Australia. This is very important for an organization which the Australian Government have invested about a billion dollars in. The areas of research range over a wide area from the environment, transport logistics, telecommunication to e-health and e-government.
I actually come to hear from an "ICT Skills Panel", featuring Dr Stuart Feldman, VP Engineering, Google, East Coast, USA at 1:30pm. Apparently the Prime Minister is dropping in for a visit later.
ps: In my view we need to broaden ICT professionals skills and teach ICT Masters Students How to Teach On-line.