We tend to think of the digital world being a complement to the physical world. Broadband, mobile Internet and social networks enhance our daily existence, but we still need roads to get to work, visit the doctor, etc. But is it possible that in the future we can replace roads with digital technology?
Last week I had the good fortune to talk to about 300+ students as part of a panel discussion at the AISEC event, YouthSpeak. AISEC is a global student-run organisation that is focussed on leadership development for university students. YouthSpeak is their movement to address the challenges that today’s students will face in the future.
As a newcomer to Australia in the 1980’s, I was struck by two things: the strength of Australia’s telecommunications systems and the Australian sense of humour. A new documentary called ’Hello, This Is Australia‘, which airs on Channel 7 on Thursday 9 April at 8pm, has succeeded in capturing both aspects brilliantly.
This one hour TV special, produced by Telstra, tells the story of how telecommunications built a nation. It features luminaries such as Malcolm Turnball and Ita Buttrose and is narrated by comedian Dave Hughes in a funny and informative manner. I was also invited to offer some insights into what a brilliant connected future looks like for Australians.
At Telstra, we’re always looking for new and exciting products and services which we can offer to our customers – whether it’s a new handset, a new business solution, or a new way for our customers to interact with us.
While there are many great ideas already around, we decided to hold our first Telstra internal hackathon – known as the Telstra Challenge Cup – to harness the expertise and energy of our staff to create solutions both for our customers and Telstra.
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