JLL | Employers chase top talent to Melbourne’s hottest office precincts – Cremorne, Carlton and MulAugust 8, 2019 | Discussion
JLL research finds young, tertiary-educated workers concentrated in six Melbourne postcodes MELBOURNE, JULY 2019 – Melbourne’s highly-educated workforce has propelled the city into the world’s Top 10 talent hubs, leading to an unprecedented demand for office space in three key precincts. Yarra (spanning Richmond and South Yarra) and the university suburbs of Carlton and Mulgrave all recorded strong take-up of commercial space in 2019, reflecting the eagerness of corporations to follow the talent.
The Observership ProgramAugust 8, 2019 | Community
The Observership Program Founded in 2014, following the successful model in the USA, the Observership Program introduced the Melbourne Program in 2017, following four successful years in Sydney. The Program places talented, mid-career professionals aged between 25-40 on not-for-profit boards for a period of 12 months as Observers.
AI TaskforceJuly 25, 2019 | Discussion
The Artificial Intelligence Taskforce Steering Committee is in the process of finalising its recommendations for the eight strategic focus areas, which will form the basis of the Committee for Melbourne Report on AI to be released to Industry, Government and Community in the coming months. The Steering Committee comprises the following Committee for Melbourne members: Allens, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, CSIRO Data61, Deloitte, EY, Jacobs, Monash University, Nous Group, PwC Australia, and Telstra.
CSIRO Creating Australia’s data-driven futureJuly 25, 2019 | Discussion
The world around us is changing, fast. Every sector of the global economy has been re-defined by digital disruption. Australia, like most countries, is witnessing unprecedented structural changes in its economy, industries and labour markets. This new global and local reality is often referred to as “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” or “The Data Economy.” It has created an urgent national imperative to diversify Australia from an industrial-era, resources economy to a sustainable and globally relevant knowledge-based services economy.
Ethics and AI/International Leading Thinkers at the AI SummitJuly 25, 2019 | Discussion
The ethical implications of AI is arguably one of the greatest challenges of our modern era, affecting the future of humanity. Committee for Melbourne is collaborating with the British Consulate-General in Melbourne to bring two leading international AI ethics experts to Melbourne in August who will share their insights and research at the Digital AI Summit on 27 August. Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo is a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute and Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab. Dr Taddeo will be joined by Roger Taylor - Chair, the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (United Kingdom).
Melbourne 2021 – UITP’s Global Transport Summit is coming to Melbourne!July 11, 2019 | Events
In 2021, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Global Public Transport Summit is coming to Melbourne. With almost 130 years of history behind it, the summit is the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable mobility. Having just returned from a highly successful 2019 edition in Stockholm, Sweden, delegates from across Victorian Government are currently looking for industry partners to get involved in Melbourne 2021.
A boost to mid-sized business is a boost for the Australian economy | Grant ThorntonJuly 11, 2019 | Discussion
Representing less than 1% of Australian businesses, mid-sized business (annual sales revenue of $50m to $500m) is the forgotten child – to the extent that there is no real data on the size or impact of this segment on the Australian economy. Grant Thornton’s report on the contribution of mid-sized business to Australia highlights how initiatives and strategies geared to support and grow this segment could have a tangible impact on the Australian economy in just five years.
Melbourne Airport Link-what Melbourne can learn from Hong KongJuly 11, 2019 | Discussion
Here is what he had to say about what Melbourne can learn from Hong Kong. It makes fascinating reading. The Victorian government has given the green light to progressing the business case for the much needed Melbourne Airport Rail Link (MARL). 8 Billion passengers will be using Melbourne Airport by 2038 and currently there is no reliable, fast and frequent service to the CBD and surrounding suburbs.