The Politics of Climate Change


I'm liveblogging the debate from the City of Sydney panel discussing the Countdown to the Paris Climate Change conference for 2015, which is 96 days away. I'll be updating this blog on the fly so keep refreshing for updates. We've begun by filling Centennial Hall to capacity with people of every age and stage in life.  There's clear ...

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The Art of the Start 2.0 – Guy Kawasaki


I'm here at the UNSW lecture from Guy Kawasaki.  I'll be updating this post live online over the next hour. Kawasaki says that he wants to share top 10 tips for starting the next successful business as a startup. Lesson 1: Great companies start when founders ask very simple questions. Audacious goals are great, but they don't work ...

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Why the Dallas Buyers Club Decision Sucks

Pirate flag by mudisoft.

Yesterday in Australia, the Federal Court came down in favour of rights holders who can now force Internet Service Providers to hand over the identities of people who have downloaded the movie, Dallas Buyers Club.  (Let's leave aside the irony of the film depicting an individual who illegally smuggled AIDs treatments in to Texas for ...

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CISCOLive: Etihad Stadium tour


I was subject to an embargo on the first session of CISCO Live, but now the announcement has been made, I'm allowed to discuss what the press corps did on Day 1. So the first session for the press corps at Cisco Live was a tour of Etihad Stadium with its newly completed connected stadium architecture. ...

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CISCO Live: Disruptive innovation


I attended the afternoon press session for CISCO Live on disruptive innovation around the Internet of Everything. There follows below the live blog I took of this session. On the panel were: Kevin Bloch (Chair), Joseph Bradley, Dr Michael Briers, Prof Steven Tingay, Prof Graeme Wright and Ros Harvey. Joseph Bradley, VP of IoE Practive and Cisco Consulting ...

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CISCO Live: How do we create trust?


I attended a press panel on trust at Cisco Live on Wednesday morning. Here's my live blog of the issue covered in the session.  At the session were John Strewart, Senior VP Chief Security and Trust Officer; Mike Burgess, Telstra Chief Information Security Officer; Bret Hartman, Cisco VP and CTO; David Powel, NAB CSO; and ...

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CISCO Live: Investing in Australia’s Future

Ken Boal at Cisco Live

Cisco VP for ANZ, Ken Boal has spent time with the press corps on the state of Cisco and their investments in Australia.  The following is my live blog of the session. Boal notes that Cisco had to change the business to get through the $50bn revenue ceiling. He says the company had a healthy paranoia ...

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CISCO Live: The Keynote on the Internet of Everything


Tim Fawcett begins the session with an acknowledgement of the traditional landowners. This is folowed by a video descriving the interet of everything as a neural net of the globe. SEnsors, everywhere will prvide real time information on everything fom traffic lights, farms to health patterns. Education is seen as a process rather than an ...

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CiscoLive Melbourne: Setting the scene


Thanks to Telstra and Paul Wallbank's efforts, I'm here at CISCOLive in Melbourne, investigating all things Internet of Things (IoT).  For the next few days, everyone with a tech pedigree (and someone to pay for the ticket) will be here, considering how business can be improved with devices and sensors reporting their presence and status, ...

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The Thing About London

Big Ben

Lately I've been pining for London again. Actually it probably hasn't stopped since I left, but there are times when the emotional pull of London is stronger than others, and there doesn't seem to be any pattern to the yearnings. It can wash over me when I'm walking through the streets of Sydney, when I ...

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