Tasmania Minister for Information Technology and Innovation Michael Ferguson
Tasmanian IT Experts In The Running For International Awards
Victor P Taffa
Tasmania’s IT industry is showcasing its talents to the nation by picking up four awards at the National Technology iAwards, Minister for Information Technology and Innovation Michael Ferguson said.
From a total of 11 Tasmanian finalists in the national competition, the 4 winners will now represent Australia in the International APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Alliance) Awards in Taipei, in December.
The Hodgman Government congratulates:
Community Service Category:
Sense-T for The AirRater App
Public Service & Government, Big Data Category:
CSIRO for the Global Initiative for Honey Bee Health
Public Sector & Government Category:
Sense-T for Sensing Tourist Travel
Best Start Up Category:
“This recognition is another example of how the Tasmanian IT and innovation sector is growing in capability and reputation.” Mr. Ferguson said.
Alongside these winners are companies such as Definium in Launceston and The Yield in Hobart, which are at the forefront of innovation and have attracted international interest.
New talent is being fostered and encouraged through a growing calendar of hack events, with both GovHack and Uhack held in the past few weeks with prizes offered at those events for places in our new Innovation Hubs.
Our Code Club, IT@Work and IT’s Your Career partnerships are helping to push through the next generation of innovators.
“The government is doing its part by moving public data to the new Tasmanian Cloud and successfully encouraging investment by established players including IT services company UXC and data centre operator Red Cloud.” Mr. Ferguson said.