In this #PeriodicWrap:
Australia’s crowdsourced funding bill “Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016” has passed Parliament: reportedly allowing crowdfunded capital as of September by certain entities under specific guidelines. A good sign for capital inflows for startups and the involvement of a broader base of investors, and also the need to ensure the cybersecurity of these opportunities and platforms so our investments and innovations are protected and remain used for their intended purpose and benefit.
An Accenture report was released this week reportedly indicating that Banks will mainly communicate with customers via Artificial Intelligence (AI) within three years, with an emergent view that AI could increasingly personalise the banking experience. On this note, we are supporting an international Boardroom Briefing and Market opportunity update on AI at the Innovation Centre, Sunshine Coast 13th April, 2017. Please note, we are moving our Cybersecurity and Standards briefing, scheduled 11th April, to embed as a broader conversation on standards within this event. Any questions, please do get in touch. The registration page has been updated accordingly.
And, our world continues to become smaller with a supersonic jet underway, XB-1- dubbed the “baby boom”, which could reduce the Sydney to LA flight to just six hours. This is alongside other aviation works we have seen covered in the press including, UQ’s Professor Michael Smart’s Hypersonic Space plane, as covered in our #PeriodicWrap 21st November, 2016; and Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner looking to reduce the Perth, Australia to London, UK, flight to 17 hours, as covered in our #PeriodicWrap 27th November, 2017.
And in London, The Mayor’s Assembly has launched a Digital Skills program for young Londoners, which under the UK’s digital strategy, as covered in our #PeriodicWrap 12th March, 2017, would have cybersecurity designed in. I also noted recently, which I thought you too may find of interest, that the UK government’s Cyber Growth Partnership has developed a scheme that enables UK cybersecurity suppliers to government to be able to reference this fact publicly, for example when pursuing business overseas.
The past week has also seen the the Commonwealth Parliamentary Project on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime culminate in the #Natsec17 International Parliamentary Conference on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime, and #CyberParl Cybersecurity Day, with the launch of the eHandbook for Parliamentarians. This eHandbook is one of the key outputs of what has been has been a momentous project, pristinely developed and executed by a brilliant team within the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, in collaboration with the Office of the American States, the Commonwealth Secretariat, funded by the UK Foreign Office, and those speakers, delegates and organisers also involved, including the AsiaPacific Workshop on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime held in Brisbane, Australia. It has been a great privilege and honour to have had the opportunity to contribute. More about this important project may be found by following this link: https://www.uk-cpa.org/events-projects/cybersecurity/
We also very much enjoyed participating in the BAE Systems Australian British Chamber of Commerce luncheon on CyberDefense for Business at Kingswood Mallesons where I participated alongside a prestigious panel where we discussed wide-ranging issues affecting business including lessons learned and how we may work together to communicate and collaborate toward disrupting cybercrime. BAE Systems also launched their 2017 Cyberdefence Monitor at this event, which you, too, may find of interest.
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