Refreshed Australian digital transformation strategy to focus on people and reusable tech

The federal government has doubled down on its plan to use public sector staff and reusable technology to usher in the digital service of the future, with a refreshed digital transformation strategy vowing to “invest in people”.

“In the next five years it is critical we continue to build on our progress and focus on developing the people capability essential to achieving digital transformation,” the Digital Transformation Strategy 2.0 discussion paper [PDF] reads.

As detailed over the last fortnight during the Digital Transformation Agency’s Digital Summit, the paper says the Australian government is “moving from siloed capabilities to a landscape of connected platforms and services”.

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“The vision is to enable better design and investment for connected government services and capabilities for Australia through initiatives such as sourcing reforms and a whole-of-government architecture,” it says, pointing to the

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Strategy Analytics: Largest Smartphones will Drive Holiday Shopping

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, consumers are choosing smartphones with the largest sized displays in 2020. New super-large display smartphones from Samsung and Apple will supercharge holiday smartphone buying this year.

Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “More than 900 million superphablets with displays 6.0 to 6.99 inches will be shipped globally in 2020. These super-large display smartphones have overtaken every other size category and will continue to expand their share in future years.”

Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “Smaller sized smartphones, with displays under-five (5) inches are steadily losing ground to larger-display smartphones. The Apple iPhone SE 2020 edition, with a 4.7 inch display, briefly boosted the category, but at just 7% of all smartphones shipped in 2020, the under-five inch category is steadily shrinking and by 2025 will have effectively disappeared.”

Ville-Petteri Ukonaho, Associate Director at Strategy

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Scientists develop an energy-efficient strategy to reversibly change ‘spin orientation’ or magnetization direction in magnetite at room temperature — ScienceDaily

Over the last few decades, conventional electronics has been rapidly reaching its technical limits in computing and information technology, calling for innovative devices that go beyond the mere manipulation of electron current. In this regard, spintronics, the study of devices that exploit the “spin” of electrons to perform functions, is one of the hottest areas in applied physics. But, measuring, altering, and, in general, working with this fundamental quantum property is no mean feat.

Current spintronic devices — for example, magnetic tunnel junctions — suffer from limitations such as high-power consumption, low operating temperatures, and severe constraints in material selection. To this end, a team of scientists at Tokyo University of Science and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, has recently published a study in ACS Nano, in which they present a surprisingly simple yet efficient strategy to manipulate the magnetization angle in magnetite (Fe3O

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ReelTime CEO Barry Henthorn Provides Letter to Shareholders — Addresses NASDAQ Listing, Patent and Technology Strategy, and New VR Series

Seattle, WA – ( NewMediaWire ) – November 18, 2020 – ReelTime VR/ReelTime Media (OTC:RLTR) CEO Barry Henthorn has provided a letter directed specifically to its current and potential shareholders. The letter can be viewed in its entirety at  www.reeltime.com

The letter addresses questions that have been received recently from numerous shareholders regarding ReelTime’s recent announcements and provides specific answers to them so that other shareholders who may have similar questions will be as informed as possible. 

Questions that are addressed include those regarding ReelTime’s recently granted patent, meeting the requirements of the recent NASDAQ application, new productions in progress or negotiations, and continued technology developments. 

Barry Henthorn, CEO, stated: “It is with great pride and anticipation that I am able to address on behalf of ReelTime, those who have the most to gain or lose by our successes or lack thereof, our shareholders. Firstly, I would like to thank

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Digital Egypt strategy calls for investment in tech hubs, innovation

The Egyptian government is ramping up investments in the country’s start-up ecosystem as part of its Digital Egypt strategy designed to encourage innovation and pave the way to a digital, knowledge-based economy. The growth of technology hubs to provide training for IT professionals, support for start-ups and development of emerging technology is key to the plan.

Egypt is a country of entrepreneurs. It has the second largest start-up ecosystem in the Gulf region, behind only the UAE, according to IDC. It ranks sixth in start-up “friendliness” and second in established entrepreneurship ecosystems within the Middle East and North Africa, outside of Israel, according to reports from entrepreneurship and start-up consultancies Enpact and WAMDA.

“In Egypt, there’s a lot of emphasis on entrepreneurship and developing the skills necessary to succeed,” says Dr. Eman Elshewy, IDC research manager. “A lot of this is taking place in the technology space, specifically among e-commerce

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ELEMIS London Celebrates New Retail Strategy That Explores Its Heritage to Define the Possibilities of Its Future

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — School House – the New York-based creative branding agency known for its bold visual concepts – has partnered with ELEMIS London to explore the brand’s values and bring them to life, conceptualizing a global retail strategy that expresses ELEMIS’ philosophical approach through a series of immersive store openings through 2020-2021.

Inspired by the concept of “Augmented Time,” the stores are a permeable conversation between British heritage, the present client, and future innovation. Within the newly envisioned physical spaces, Elemis clients are invited to engage with modern services, legacy design, and future-driven technology.  The design mirrors Elemis’ brand ethos: elevated, fundamentally British, with striking modern elements and serene touches that recall our connection to nature. Each space invites visitors to uncover visual odes ranging from classic British heritage to modern architecture, to vibrant graphics and natural elements.

Elements like a central sink

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‘Don’t count out technology,’ even as value stocks start to stage a comeback, says Oppenheimer’s strategy chief

  • With positive COVID-19 vaccine news lifting value stocks related to the reopening trade, technology stocks have underperformed.
  • In fact, since September 23, value stocks have outperformed growth stocks across all market cap segments, according to a Monday note from Oppenheimer.
  • Technology investors should stay calm, as the underperformance of growth stocks over the past couple months likely has to do with a potential tax-hike under a Biden administration, the note said.
  • “Interest rates are likely to remain low for the intermediate term suggesting that growth will retain its attraction for investors,” Oppenheimer’s Chief Investment Strategist John Stoltzfus said.
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Value stocks have staged a comeback over the past two months as investors bet that beaten down cyclical shares will surge on an economic reopening.

The outperformance in value stocks relative to growth stocks has become more pronounced over the past week, with

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Cummins Leadership Shares Hydrogen Technology Strategy and Plans for Continued Growth

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Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a global power leader, today shared how the company plans to grow its fuel cell and hydrogen production business and further solidify the company as a global power leader.

“As the world transitions to a low carbon future, Cummins has the financial strength to invest in hydrogen and battery technologies as well as advanced diesel and natural gas powertrains,” said Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger.

The company specifically outlined its plans to generate electrolyzer revenues of at least $400 million in 2025. Members of the Cummins leadership team reviewed the company’s existing hydrogen portfolio and strategy and discussed specific market opportunities at a virtual conference held today with the investment community.

“Demand for electrolyzers is growing rapidly with an opportunity to utilize green hydrogen to replace less environmentally friendly grey hydrogen in industrial

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Report Launch and Press Conference: A New American Strategy for Technology Competition

Is China or the U.S. ahead in artificial intelligence? What is the best way to counter security threats in 5G technology? How do we best maintain American leadership positions in fundamental research and biotechnology?

These and other questions about a new strategy for U.S.-China competition in science and technology will be addressed in the press conference as we launch a policy report on “Meeting the China Challenge: A New American Strategy for Technology Competition.”

The report is the culmination of over a full year’s deliberation and study by the Working Group on Science and Technology in U.S.-China Relations. It sets forth broad policy objectives as well as specific recommendations for the new U.S. administration in four domains of science and technology: fundamental research, 5G digital communications, artificial intelligence and biotechnology.

Learn more about the report here.


Moderator:

Susan Shirk, Chair, 21st Century China Center, UC San Diego School of

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REPORT LAUNCH & PRESS CONFERENCE: A New American Strategy for Technology Competition

Is China or the U.S. ahead in artificial intelligence? What is the best way to counter security threats in 5G technology? How do we best maintain American leadership positions in fundamental research and biotechnology?

These and other questions about a new strategy for U.S.-China competition in science and technology will be addressed in the press conference as we launch a policy report on “Meeting the China Challenge: A New American Strategy for Technology Competition.”

The report is the culmination of over a full year’s deliberation and study by the Working Group on Science and Technology in U.S.-China Relations. It sets forth broad policy objectives as well as specific recommendations for the new U.S. administration in four domains of science and technology: fundamental research, 5G digital communications, artificial intelligence and biotechnology.

Learn more about the report here.


Moderator:

Susan Shirk, Chair, 21st Century China Center, UC San Diego School of

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