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CeBIT to explore Australia’s future digital economy

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Following the announcement of the Federal Government's new $43 billion National Broadand Network (NBN), CeBIT Australia 2009’s Global Conference Series will put the country’s future broadband infrastructure under the microscope. CeBIT Australia’s three communications and government-oriented Global Conferences – Access, AusInnovate and e-Government Forum – will all focus on the nation’s future broadband infrastructure.

Access will include speakers from many of the consortia who were bidding for the NBN – such as Optus and Acacia – and representatives of broadband service providers to present an overview of NBN-related issues.

The AusInnovate conference, meanwhile, will bring to the table the major public sector players to plan the way for the development of Australia’s future digital economy and its global engagement.  Speakers include the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, who will open the events on Tuesday May 12, and the director of CSIRO’s ICT Centre, Dr Alex Zelinsky.

This year’s e-Government Forum, the first since the Gershon Review, will feature presentations from the Australian Government Chief Information Officer, Ms Ann Steward, who will present AGIMO’s view of the future of e-Government services.

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