Resourceful ICT tips

LOCAL and international industry experts will address a conference in Perth this week on how information and communication technology (ICT) companies can build their businesses in the resources sector.

Hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the inaugural Resources Sector ICT Symposium will be opened by Deputy Premier Eric Ripper on Friday, November 10 at the Perth Convention Centre.

“There has been a great deal of interest of late in the rapidly growing resources industry in West Australia, particularly with the ‘Go West’ campaign which the Western Australian Government launched recently,” AIIA chief executive Rob Durie said.

“Given this, AIIA recognised the need to provide Australian ICT companies with the information and insight they need to identify ways in which they can build business in this sector.”

Dan Miklovic, from international firm Gartner, will present a paper on The Manufacturing Scenario: Value Based Manufacturing, which will explore what he refers to as the “synchronisation” and “synchro-mesh” of the natural resources and ICT sector.

In his presentation, Miklovic will look at three key issues he and his team have identified for the resources and ICT sectors.

Industry Capability Network of Western Australia (ICNWA) director David Kobelke will deliver a presentation on Harnessing Industry Capability and Maximising Procurement Opportunities.

His presentation will discuss the ways in which the ICNWA can help to engage the state’s ICT service providers and suppliers in the local and global ICT supply chains.

Other keynote speakers include WA Chamber of Minerals & Energy CEO Tim Shanahan, WA’s Department of Industry and Resources’ Peter Viney and Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association’s Richard Ellis.

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