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Page 2 - Creating a Corporate Data Culture. Getting There From Here Established organizations won’t become data-centric overnight. The first step calls for recognizing that the shift toward data is indeed a journey. It begins with the wholehearted commitment of the CEO, plus concrete actions and accountability from the company’s senior management. Three factors need immediate attention: Reskilling the organization A recent study revealed that only one-third of companies can effectively use the data they collect to assist in their decision making, gain a competitive advantage, drive productivity growth, yield innovations and reveal customer insights. Farsighted executives realize that data is quickly becoming a strategic asset for the future growth of their business. Mike Redding is global managing director of the Accenture Technology Labs. The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies | McKinsey Global Institute | Technology & Innovation.

In a few short years, social technologies have given social interactions the speed and scale of the Internet. Whether discussing consumer products or organizing political movements, people around the world constantly use social-media platforms to seek and share information. Companies use them to reach consumers in new ways too; by tapping into these conversations, organizations can generate richer insights and create precisely targeted messages and offers. While 72 percent of companies use social technologies in some way, very few are anywhere near to achieving the full potential benefit. In fact, the most powerful applications of social technologies in the global economy are largely untapped.

Companies will go on developing ways to reach consumers through social technologies and gathering insights for product development, marketing, and customer service. Exhibit Enlarge Two-thirds of this potential value lies in improving collaboration and communication within and across enterprises.

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Oz Dutch Disease. TheFunded.com: The Resource for Entrepreneurs. Commercialisation Australia - Join the Expert Network. Are you interested in seeing a selection of the best early stage, innovative businesses in Australia? Have you been successful in a particular sector and are on the lookout for your next big challenge? Are you a successful business builder or leader who's ready to share what you've learned with Australia's aspiring entrepreneurs? Are you an expert in your field of technology with an interest in commercialisation activity in Australia? Are you a professional investor with an interest in early stage deal flow? If you answered "YES" to any of the above questions then you may be an ideal candidate to join Commercialisation Australia's Expert Network. Who are we looking for? We are looking for people who are willing to pass on some of the wealth of knowledge and experience that has led to their own success in order to support the success of others.

People who have one or more of the following attributes may provide a significant value add to our participants: How much time is required? Downloads. Sophie Mirabella MP - Federal Member For Indi > Home. Home. Page Content The Department of Industry is not currently accepting or processing applications or requests for funding extensions for Commercialisation Australia, while the Government is reviewing funding arrangements ahead of the Federal Budget in May 2014. Applicants enquiring about this program can contact the Commercialisation Australia Hotline on 13 22 56 or hotline@industry.gov.au. Commercialisation Australia is an initiative of the Australian Government.

It is a competitive, merit-based assistance program offering funding and resources to accelerate the business building process for Australian companies, entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors looking to commercialise innovative intellectual property. It offers a range of funding options as well as multi-layered networking opportunities to help you achieve business success. Participants in the program work with dedicated Case Managers and benefit from our Expert Network. "Access to adequate funding is critical. Bruce Billson MP > Home.

Startup Genome Ranks The World’s Top Startup Ecosystems: Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv & L.A. Lead The Way. Today, the Startup Genome released the first half of its massive 160-page report on the world’s top startup ecosystems. Of the many moving parts of the report, the most noteworthy (and potentially controversial) is it’s so-called Startup Ecosystem Index, which ranks the world’s top 20 startup ecosystems, a la college football. For those unfamiliar, the ambitious, collaborative R&D project known as “Startup Genome” was created by three young entrepreneurs, Bjoern Herrmann, Max Marmer, and Ertan Dogrultan, who set out to take a comprehensive, data-driven dive into what makes startups successful — or go the way of the Dodo. Out of its initial research came Startup Compass: A benchmarking tool that leverages the research project’s data to enable startups and their founders to evaluate their progress compared to others in their space and help them make more informed product and business decisions by “utilizing a data-driven feedback loop,” according to its mission statement.

Blue Sky Mining - Adrian Turner. Think it all happens in Silicon Valley? You’re wrong! – Skitch. Google MD Nick Leeder says Melbourne trumps Sydney for linking start-ups with Silicon Valley | Business Review Weekly | brw.com.au. Google has some surprisingly old-fashioned ideas, says Australian MD Nick Leeder. Photo: Rob Homer Sydney may be home to the greatest number of local tech start-ups, but Melbourne is better at creating start-up communities locally and connecting with big players in Silicon Valley, according to Google Australia’s managing director Nick Leeder. Leeder said Australia needs to create a “critical mass” of tech-savvy companies and it can do this by helping create better links between universities and business to encourage more start-ups. Speaking in Melbourne this morning in a speech for the RMIT business lecture series, he threw his support behind the Gillard government’s innovation precincts. If it won’t be used by 1 billion people it’s probably not right for us.

Google is working on a plan to help create Australia’s version of Silicon Valley, which Leeder likes to describe as “Silicon Beach”. “We look to Silicon Valley as an incredible creator of wealth in the United States,” he said. Invest. (99+) Silicon Beach Australia. Silicon Beach Australia. Startup Pitch Bootcamp.

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Www.startmate.com.au. Advance. ‎advance.org/files/8131/ | Advance | Advance. Simon has served as an executive, advisor and board member of over 15 startups and growth companies in the US and Asia and is currently CEO of DreamHost. The web hosting company has more than 300,000 customers and 1.2 million domains hosted and Simon joined DreamHost in early 2011 to take the strongly growing company into the cloud storage and compute market. He recently co-founded and is Chairman of Inktank, a spinoff start-up that will provide support and services for the massively scalable open source storage software Ceph, created by Sage Weil and incubated at DreamHost. Prior to DreamHost, Simon served as Chief Marketing Officer of Pictage, where he doubled the company’s customer base and formed major partnerships with Adobe, Kodak, Canon and Blurb.

Additionally, he helped raise over $8M in growth capital. {*style:<b> Steen Andersson </b>*} Dr Craig H Barratt </b>*} Elias Bizannes </b>*} David Cannington </b>*} {*style:<b> Mike Cannon-Brookes </b>*} {*style:<b> Laura Chambers </b>*} </b>*} Aussie start-up incubators need fresh meat.

News There is good news for Australian start-ups looking for investment and guidance, as start-up incubators are opening new rounds of applications for their funding intake and mentorship programs. These investors provide internet companies seed capital, mentorship, connections, opportunities for Australian web start-ups, usually for a minority stake, and even pitch for top-tier venture capitalists and angel investors. AngelCube, a Melbourne-based micro VC fund, has invited applications for its funding program for this year; and Sydney-based Startmate – a group of start-up executives who offer mentorship and seed financing – has eight companies in its current program which goes through to the end of April.

AngelCube recently announced a new round of funding commencing on April 10th where up to eight start-ups will be chosen to participate. The company claimed that two of their teams from 2011, one of which was Goodfil.ms, had successfully gone on to increase its seed capital. StartupSmart - Top 10 start-up incubators.