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  • Supercomputer to help drive discoveries of disease-resistant crops

    Scientists are using a supercomputer to identify the nanostructure of cellulose to potentially pave the way for more disease-resistant crop varieties and increase the sustainability of the pulp, paper and fibre industry.

  • Apple's Tim Cook tells GW grads: Ignore the cynics, change the world like Steve Jobs did

    Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the commencement address to the George Washington University Class of 2015 on Sunday, May 17. He reflected on negative and positive influences in his life, from Gov. George Wallace to President Jimmy Carter to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, urged students to find their direction and to make a difference in the world. Here's the <a href="">transcript from his talk</a> as well as the <a href="">video, which is below</a>.

  • Building ICT skills ‘can’t wait until 2017’: ACS

    The Australian Computing Society (ACS) has welcomed Labor’s promise to introduce initiatives to strengthen Australia’s digital cohort and close the IT skills gap, but cautioned these actions “simply can’t wait until 2017”.

  • 7000 students learn coding with Microsoft campaign

    This week saw more than 7000 school students from all over Australia learn computer coding as part of the #WeSpeakCode campaign, led by Microsoft.

  • Solving skills crisis starts at preschool: Dr Goodnight

    SAS chief, Dr Jim Goodnight, discusses what people are doing wrong with Hadoop, and why paying some teachers more money and improving education for preschoolers from low income families could help with the skills crisis.

  • Companies must teach employees how to swim in new oceans of data

    Take a quick tour through the C-suite of any major corporation today, and there's a good chance you'll see some titles that weren't there a few years ago: chief data officer, chief data scientist, chief analytics officer, to name just a few.

  • La Trobe University turns on SAP cloud

    La Trobe University has become the first organisation globally to switch on SAP S/4HANA in the cloud in a move that is expected to boost efficiency across the university’s business units by 20 per cent.

  • UCLA commencement speaker choice ripped as "patent troll"

    While complaints about college commencement speaker choices have become a rite of Spring on campuses in recent years, most technology industry-related commencement speakers have avoided such controversy. However, an editorial writer for the UCLA school newspaper -- the Daily Bruin -- isn't happy with the choice of ex-Microsoft CTO and co-founder of Intellectual Ventures <a href="">Nathan Myhrvold</a> as this year's pick.

  • Digital Careers initiative attracts industry sponsors

    Digital Careers, the government-backed program aimed at increasing the uptake of digital skills among school-aged students, has snagged Intel Australia as its latest sponsor.

  • QUT launches first Australian chair in digital economy

    The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) last week launched Australia’s first chair in digital economy to help lead digital transformation in Queensland and prepare graduates for jobs of the future.

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