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Hannover Fairs Australia announces AusInnovate line-up

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Hannover Fairs Australia has announced the line-up for AusInnovate, a part of its Global Conference Series.

The speakers include Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, who will open the event, and head of IBM’s Zurich Research Centre, Dr Matthias Kaiserwerth, who will explain how the Web can be enlisted to build “an instrumented, interconnected and intelligent planet”.

AusInnovate’s theme this year will be Australia’s role in the Global Digital Economy, particularly emphasizing security issues.

Addressing security will be the managing director of Bearing Point USA, Mr Jack Cassidy, who will outline his efforts on behalf of the US Department of Homeland Security in the wake of the September 11 attacks.

Australia’s efforts to enhance digital security will be addressed by Chief of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation’s Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Division, Dr Mark Anderson.

AusInnovate will also feature case studies of Australian best-practice in the adoption of innovation by the likes of Rio Tinto mining, and provide advice on how to speed up innovation in the ICT sector by Dr Dieter Rombach, Chief of the giant European research organisation, Fraunhofer Institute.

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CeBIT Australia 2009’s Global Conference Series is aimed at providing practical advice and examples to help Australian businesses identify next-generation technology to reduce costs and boost productivity.

Hannover Fairs Australia Managing Director Jackie Taranto said the conference program at CeBIT Australia 2009, to be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour from May 12-14, is by far the largest and most ambitious the company had hosted.

She said the Australian Government had also significantly increased its engagement and sponsorship of public sector conference events organised in conjunction with CeBIT Australia 2009.

“This is going to be a very tough year for much of the economy, and we can say with certainty that for some companies, survival will require urgent action that goes beyond the knee-jerk chopping of budgets and staff,” Ms Taranto said.

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