China and the broader APAC region are emerging as key drivers of technology. This is being driven by a growing and better educated middle-class in the region. Australia seems reluctant to be part of this region and continues to take its lead from the Western Hemisphere.
Huawei employs 80,000 people in R&D and is a key part of innovation in the Telecommunications sector worldwide. By banning the use of Chinese technology in key parts of 5G in Australia, this will diminish competition, slow the roll-out and lead to higher prices.
How can Australia better leverage the emerging technologies from the region and remain a “Smart State”?
The venue for this year is in Doltone House, The Loft in Jones Bay Wharf - see the following link for details: