[Offtopic] Fwd: Multimedia Victoria Update - July 2007

Stephen Loosley stephen at melbpc.org.au
Mon Jul 23 19:23:33 EST 2007

At 11:46 AM 23/07/2007, mmvupdate at mmv.vic.gov.au wrote:

Dear All, 

Please see below for Multimedia Victoria's latest news and upcoming trade fair events. 


ICT Skills Research 
The Victorian Government's latest research into young people's attitudes towards ICT study and careers. 

La Trobe Uni Microsoft Centre: an Australian-First 
Victorian students, academics, SMEs and start-up companies will see their innovative ideas brought to life with the help of Australia’s first campus-based Microsoft Centre that brings together cutting edge hardware and software. 

New Games Centre for Technology Boomtown Ballarat 
Ballarat is set to become Victoria’s first regional hub for computer games development, with Melbourne-based developer IR Gurus opening a studio at Ballarat Technology Park, Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Tim Holding, said today. 

Victoria’s World-Class Spatial Industry Comes Of Age 
Leading Victorian spatial information companies are joining forces to take the State’s competitive edge in this technology to the next level, Information & Communication Technology Minister, Tim Holding, said today. 
World Launch For Vic Company At CommunicAsia 
Specialised ICT companies focussing on fibre optics, telecommunications, satellite technology and software are flying the flag for Victoria at the CommunicAsia2007 expo in Singapore this week, the Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Tim Holding, said today. 

Victoria On Fast Track To Next Gen Mobile Technology 
Victoria is in prime position to capitalise on the lucrative next generation mobile revolution, the Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Tim Holding, said today, launching Australia’s first mobile data industry cluster in Broadmeadows. 

Holding Launches Australian-First Technology Market Reports 
Minster for Information and Communication Technology, Tim Holding, today launched the inaugural Victorian Government Technology Market Reports 2007 – the first of their kind in Australia. 
Bracks Government Helping To Switch On Bendigo Teens To A Career In ICT 
Victorian teenagers in Bendigo will be hearing the real story about a future in ICT this Thursday, as part of the Victorian Government’s ICT: Start here. Go anywhere campaign, the Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Tim Holding said. 

Bracks Government Helping To Switch On Mildura Teens To A Career In ICT 
Victorian teenagers in Mildura will be hearing the real story about a future in ICT this Thursday, as part of the Victorian Government’s ICT: Start here. Go anywhere campaign, the Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Tim Holding said. 

Victoria Cracks The Code For Success At iAwards 
 From hi-tech ear muffs to “un-crackable” quantum encryption keys, Victoria scooped the awards at the prestigious national iAwards in Sydney last night, highlighting the state’s leadership in the ICT sector, Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Tim Holding said. 

Sharpest Digital Media Minds Converge on Melbourne 
Melbourne’s digital media companies will have access to some of the sharpest industry minds in the world when the X|Media|Lab holds the “Digital Worlds: Social, Virtual, Mobile” conference at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in August. 


If you have a success story to share, please email sarah.crago at mmv.vic.gov.au 

ALDAR selects Aconex for over $40bn in projects 
Tuesday 10th July 2007 - Victorian company Aconex, has been selected to provide its online information management solution to ALDAR Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi’s leading property development and management company. 
More information:Media Release - (DOC, 33KB, 3 pages) http://www.mmv.vic.gov.au/uploads/downloads/Victorian_Success_Stories/070709_Aconex_ALDAR_Aus.doc 

Game's on as firm moves in 
Monday 2nd July 2007 - A COMPANY that creates games for Xbox, Nintendo and PlayStation has relocated from Melbourne to Ballarat. 
More information:Ballarat Courier article. http://www.mmv.vic.gov.au/uploads/downloads/Victorian_Success_Stories/BallaratCourier02July2007.pdf 
GVM wins top award 
Thursday 27th April 2007 - Global Vision Media, a leading online training and communications company, has won a major award for excellence in business strategy. The award was for Global Vision's deployment of an online training system and content to protect Australia's ports from terrorism. 
More information:Global Vision news release. http://www.globalvision.com.au/news.html 

Oakton acquires Acumen Alliance 
Thursday 26th April 2007 - Australian end to end IT services provider, Oakton Limited today announced a conditional agreement for the acquisition of consulting and solutions business Acumen Alliance. The combined scale, capability and reputation of these two Australian companies will enhance their already significant presence in the Australian market and establish the combined entity as a market leader. 
More Information: Oakton web site http://www.oakton.com.au/corporate/asx/asx20070426.htm 

Editure merges with A.U.S.S.I.E. 
Melbourne, 18 April 2007 – Leading Austtralian education services provider, Editure, today announced a merger with US-based professional development firm, A.U.S.S.I.E. (Australian and United States Services in Education). 

Kim Ford, CEO of Editure said: "From the beginning of our discussions, both parties understood the potential benefits of merging Editure and A.U.S.S.I.E. Editure’s vision and expertise in technology based solutions, coupled with A.U.S.S.I.E.’s professional development methodologies for teachers, its delivery of programs and expert knowledge in Reading and Maths in particular, will enhance value to all clients." 
More Information: Media Release - (PDF, 25KB, 2 pages) http://www.mmv.vic.gov.au/uploads/downloads/Victorian_Success_Stories/EdituremergeswithA.U.S.S.I.E..pdf 

Australian Software Developer Scores Major Export Wins in Asia 
Melbourne, 12 April 2007 - Victorian head-quartered software company, eB2Bcom, has just scored its seventh major identity and access management sale into ASEAN markets, positioning it to be Australia's leading independent exporter of identity and access management solutions and consulting expertise. 
More Information: Media Release - (PDF, 58KB, 2 pages) http://www.mmv.vic.gov.au/uploads/downloads/Victorian_Success_Stories/AustralianSoftwareDeveloperScoresMajorExportWinsinAsia.pdf 


International ICT Events  - Trade Fair News 

Domestic ICT Events 

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Cheers, people
Stephen Loosley
Victoria, Australia

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