QLD Budget weak on tech but promises to ‘foster innovation’

The Queensland Budget was handed down on Monday, and while it was very light on technology, it promised to help reskill people and “foster innovation” within the state.

“There is universal agreement that innovation directly leads to lasting improvements in productivity and competitiveness. Importantly, research and evidence clearly show that the effective diffusion of innovative ideas and approaches, and successful adoption of innovation, is the key to fostering further innovation across the economy,” the Budget papers [PDF] say.

“In the post COVID-19 era, governments and firms are likely to have a renewed focus on opportunities for re-shoring, ie attracting and re-establishing business and activities that had located outside of Queensland and Australia.”

The papers continue by saying the Advance Queensland program, which was announced during the 2015-16 Budget, included a range of programs “targeting the creation of innovation, including a strong focus on startups”.

“Through these initiatives, the government will

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Dawex Announces the Launch of the Japan Data Exchange (JDEX) to Foster a New Data Community

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dawex, the leading data exchange technology company, today announced with Kanematsu Corporation and Japan Data Exchange Inc. the launch of JDEX, a Data Exchange Platform to create a large data trading community in Japan, spanning across industry, academia, and government, and contribute to the promotion of a cross-industry and cross-border data exchange environment. The platform, relying on Dawex Data Exchange technology and operated by Kanematsu, will serve the multinational trading corporation’s domestic and foreign network. JDEX platform enables the sourcing, exchange, sharing and commercialization of data products leveraging the platform’s advanced features and capabilities.

Emerging as a key component of the data economy, Data Exchanges are now clearly top of the agenda of an increasing number of corporations, public institutions and governments around the world. With new initiatives on frameworks and policies multiplying everywhere such as GAIA-X in Europe, Data Trading Alliance in Japan, the World Economic

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Former St. Louis woman who spent time in foster care named Rhodes Scholar | Joe’s St. Louis

A former St. Louisan — who bounced between foster homes and often slept on couches at the homes of friends — has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar.

Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, a 2016 graduate of the Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in England.



Mackenzie Fierceton

Mackenzie Fierceton, Rhodes Scholar. (Photo by Jane Dmochowski)


Fierceton earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania. She now is a graduate student at Penn and should earn a master’s degree in social work in 2021.

Fierceton said her foster homes were in several STL municipalities, including Manchester, Clayton and Creve Coeur.

Though she has not returned to St. Louis often, she has made several trips to visit a sister and the foster family from her senior year.

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Former STLer who spent time in foster care named Rhodes Scholar | Joe’s St. Louis

A former St. Louisan — who bounced between foster homes and often slept on couches at the homes of friends — has been named a 2021 Rhodes Scholar.

Mackenzie Fierceton, 23, a 2016 graduate of the Whitfield School in Creve Coeur, is one of just 32 U.S. college students awarded a four-year scholarship for graduate studies at the University of Oxford in England.



Mackenzie Fierceton

Mackenzie Fierceton, Rhodes Scholar. (Photo by Jane Dmochowski)


Fierceton earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania. She now is a graduate student at Penn and should earn a master’s degree in social work in 2021.

Fierceton said her foster homes were in several STL municipalities, including Manchester, Clayton and Creve Coeur.

Though she has not returned to St. Louis often, she has made several trips to visit a sister and the foster family from her senior year.

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Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (WSTG) CEO Dale Foster on Q3 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTG) Q3 2020 Results Earnings Conference Call November 10, 2020 5:00 PM ET

Company Participants

Cody Cree – Investor Relations Advisor, Associate at Gateway Investor Relations

Dale Foster – President, Chief Executive Officer

Charles Bass – Vice President of Alliances and Marketing, Climb Channel Solutions

Michael Vesey – Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Conference Call Participants

Ed Woo – Ascendiant Capital

Operator

Good afternoon everyone and thank you for participating in today’s conference call to discuss Wayside Technology Group’s financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020. Joining us today are Wayside’s CEO, Mr. Dale Foster, the company’s CFO, Mr. Michael Vesey, the company’s Vice President of Alliances and Marketing, Climb Channel Solutions, Charles Bass and the company’s outside Investor Relations Advisor, Cody Cree, with Gateway Investor Relations.

By now, everyone should have access to the third quarter 2020 earnings release, which went out

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