SEQ: Australia’s First Data Community Policy Paper Launched today

Today Romilly Madew, CEO Infrastructure Australia, along with a panel of experts launched the Committee’s second Liveability Issues and Opportunities Policy paper on SEQ as a Smart Region.

The Vision, outcomes and five clear goals for the SEQ region were debated. You can read the full Policy Paper here:

South East Queensland – Australia’s First Data Community – Paper 02-2021

You can read Romilly’s full speech here.

Bevan Slattery joins the panel for the 16 June Smart Region lunch event

Bevan Slattery, Founder of HyperOne will join the panel next Wednesday at the SEQ’s Data and Digital Blueprint for the Future event at BCEC.

Bevan Slattery, one of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs, has founded some of the nation’s biggest technology success stories. Starting as a co-founder of PIPE Networks, Australia’s largest Internet Exchange and third largest metropolitan fibre network provider, Slattery sold the company to TPG in 2010.


Subsequently, he founded NEXTDC, Australia’s largest data centre operator; Megaport, the global leading elastic interconnection provider; Cloudscene, the world’s largest platform for searching cloud and connectivity services; HyperOne, Australia’s first hyperscale national fibre network; Biopixel, Australia’s leading production service provider for natural history and animal behavioural sequences; Superloop, a Pan-Asian infrastructure-based telecommunications provider; SubPartners, a submarine cable operator and Indigo Cable investor; and SUB.CO, an Independent specialist submarine cable development group constructing the new Oman Australia Cable (OAC).


Slattery’s entrepreneurial success is highlighted in having listed a record five companies on the Australian Stock Exchange and received many industry awards including EY Champion of Entrepreneurs Award in 2016, National Charles Todd Medal, and the Pearcy Foundations Benson Award as well as being recently inducted into the Commsday Hall Of Fame. In 2019, Slattery was appointed a member of the Cyber Security Industry Advisory Committee.

Don’t miss this eventRegister here.

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