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.
After spending a great few days at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week I am really excited about the future of consumer electronics, particularly in how they are enabling a “mobile lifestyle”. It is impressive how complex technologies that were previously the preserve of Governments, corporations, the military are now being applied to consumer products.
My predictions for five of the biggest consumer technology trends of 2014 are as follows:
In the latest in his regular series of video blogs looking at technology trends, Chief Technology Officer Dr Hugh Bradlow says Intelligent Transport Systems could be the answer to easing congested roads and public transport woes.
From changing channels on TV to making a phone call home from your car, after attending Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Dr Hugh Bradlow reveals exciting innovations in gesture recognition technology may soon may be letting our fingers do the talking.
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