Data61 is the combination of the CSIRO’s Digital Productivity team and NICTA. It’s been a bit controversial because of a perceived new focus on leveraging assets, or, put bluntly, making money. Even the name ‘Data61’ reeks of a new focus, with its use of the dialing code used by other people to phone Australia rather than something we identify with locally. All taken together with everything else that’s been happening with science generally, and the CSIRO in particular, there’s a bit of a question-mark.
All of that is background to D61+ LIVE a free event which will showcase Data61’s activities and perhaps provide more insight into their direction. Here’s how they describe the event:
THIS IS THE MOMENT THAT WILL DEFINE AUSTRALIA’S ROLE IN A DATA-DRIVEN WORLD
At Data61, we are creating our data-driven future. We’re bringing people from Australia and around the world into a connected ecosystem of talent, resources and innovation.
Join us on March 30 where we bring our connections to life at Data61’s inaugural showcase event LIVE, and find out how you can arm your organisation for the future.
Data61’s capabilities across multiple zones:
Security and safety
Health and community
Interactive panels featuring notable leaders in the industry to share their thoughts across hot topics including STEAM, Cybersecurity, and much more…
Schedule 1:1 time with our people through the Ideas Exchange Speed-Dating Session to unearth potential opportunities!
Visit The Hive, where we bring our students together to showcase their research, and unearth post-grad opportunities.
Make valuable connections for your startup and see how we can help!
D61+ LIVE is on Wednesday 30 Mar 2016 From 12:30pm at the Australian Technology Park Exhibition Hall. Full details are here.