28
Jul 17

3 Data-driven hospital improvements

“We are witnessing an unprecedented explosion in the volume, variety and velocity of health care data.”      – ‘Getting from big data to analytics – 4 challenges for health care entities’, EY Australian hospitals collect and have access to a wealth of data. Advances in technology and transitions to electronic medical and health records … Continue reading 3 Data-driven hospital improvements

01
Feb 16

The Other 13,000

A Global Humanitarian Crisis We are currently experiencing an unprecedented global humanitarian crisis. According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), right now there are more than 60 million people displaced worldwide. Syria’s state of civil war has been an a major factor behind the humanitarian crisis, and in the … Continue reading The Other 13,000

16
Sep 15

17 x Data Analytics Lessons for Government

In August, we hosted our ‘Data Analytics for Effective Decision Making’ conference in Canberra. It was an engaging two days where we heard a variety of case study driven presentations from government departments and agencies on connecting data analysis with policy, planning and reporting needs. Key strategies discussed included enhancing data accessibility and quality, improving collaboration … Continue reading 17 x Data Analytics Lessons for Government

22
Jun 15

Will Abbott’s White Paper Finally Allow Northern Australia to Reach its Potential?

The government’s white paper  on developing northern Australia was released late last week, unveiling Abbott’s plan to transform the north into an “economic powerhouse”. The paper sets out to achieve its plans for the north by 2035, delivering an initial $1.2 billion investment in addition to the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility announced last … Continue reading Will Abbott’s White Paper Finally Allow Northern Australia to Reach its Potential?

08
Apr 15

China’s Milk Boom: Does Australia Have What it Takes?

Since the 2008 baby milk scandal, when thousands of infant children in China were poisoned by contaminated milk formula, the Chinese demand for Western infant formula has exploded. According to market research firm Euromonitor, demand will continue to grow, with sales set to double again in the next three years.  With a tin of foreign-produced … Continue reading China’s Milk Boom: Does Australia Have What it Takes?

10
Mar 15

Feeding China, One Mouth at a Time

Did you know that every minute there are 158 new mouths to feed in the world? Well, according to Thos Gieskes, Chief Executive Officer of Rabobank Australia (and I count him as a pretty good source!). The world is evolving and growing at an exponential rate and agriculture must keep up to feed these new … Continue reading Feeding China, One Mouth at a Time

18
Feb 15

Traditional Owner Wins in the North

Indigenous land rights have been a hot topic of conversation over recent months due to the controversial COAG Review and the imminent release of the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia. With a mass of uncertainty in the air over the effects of government decisions on Traditional Owners I thought it would be worthwhile looking … Continue reading Traditional Owner Wins in the North