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National NBN-enabled Digital Economy Forum 30.7.13

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Date: 30.7.13

Time: 5.30 - 8.00 pm AEST (use the TimeAndDate Meeting Planner to help you synchronise watches and calendars)

Duration: 1 hour online plus 1.5 hours face to face at Digital Hub and high speed broadband locations.



The presentations are available via Slideshare:

NBN-enabled Digital Economy Forum – complete presentation

Dominic Schipano, CITT – opening presentation

Oz Feathers – Willunga based business case study

Beam Me Out Scotty – Hobart

EDUone – Tamworth

ANT Communications – Coffs Harbour

Tweed Shire Council - Teleworking

Here are some photos, a the link to the backchannel and the #nbndigi tweets.


There was an online webinar and face to face component with local partners:

Adelaide, South Australia

Brunswick, Victoria 

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales (CHEC)

Darwin (Digital Hub)

Hobart, Tasmania (Zimmah Coffee Lab)

Lockyer Valley, Queensland - further information (Digital Hub)

Salisbury, South Australia (Digital Hub)

Tamworth, New South Wales (Tamworth Library)

Willunga, South Australia (Digital Hub)


Support including hosting at connected Digital Hubs was sought from forum partners who indicated their interest in partnering by providing their details via this link.


What we have realised regarding the NBN, is that even those businesses and organisations who may already be connected, need to experience NBN to NBN connectivity first hand (e.g. video streaming like watching TV, crystal clear sound, immediate web page loading, sending large files very quickly) and hear about what others have achieved, to be able to move to the next level of digital engagement and maximise the opportunities now available to them.

The purpose of the forum was to:

  • Connect NBN-enabled Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and those involved in digital capability development around Australia
  • Share practices and highlight what has worked well using the NBN via case studies and examples
  • Identify the levels of capability needed for business owners/managers, digital consultants, organisations and SME’s to maximise the use of the NBN
  • Expose SME’s to the how to of using the NBN, and raising their awareness that they don't have to wait to get the NBN to get their business digitally enabled.

Case studies and examples were drawn from the Digital Enterprise Program, Digital Hubs and Local Government, Education, Teleworking and ehealth.


  • SME’s in NBN connected locations, SME’s about to be connected and those SME's interested in preparing for the NBN
  • NBN capability development providers, digital consultants and enablers such as Registered Training Organisations, Regional Development Australia, Business Enterprise Centres, local councils
  • Government (federal, state, local)

Hosted by: Wendy Perry, Head Workforce Planner, Workforce BluePrint; Allison Miller, Director, Vanguard Visions Consulting Pty Ltd; and and Ian Newton, Business Capability Consultant  Information Technology and Creative Industries, North Coast Institute of TAFE

Investment: Complimentary for online component and face to face (unless local partners wish to charge a small nominal fee to cover catering for the event).

Twitter: #nbndigi

Join the NBN Enabled Capability Development Network on LinkedIn.

Blog: Getting your NFP ready for the NBN


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