Digital uplift for local companies

Simon Bush, CEO, Policy and Advocacy, Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). Picture: ALEX ELLINGHAUSEN

As Fiji’s business environment continues to grow towards and adapt to global digitalisation there are undeniably some areas in which local companies continue to struggle.

Help, however, will soon be arriving in the form of the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) Pacific Islands Digital Capability Uplift Program scheduled for February 6 and 7 at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva.

The two-day conference will expose attendees to the knowledge held by tech and digital business experts such as speakers from companies including Salesforce, SAP Software and Solutions, Amazon Web Services, Deloitte, the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum, CyberCX, Telstra and Digicel.

AIIA chief executive officer Simon Bush said the conference “stems from the idea of the AIIA and the tech industry in Australia wanting to do our part and support our pacific neighbours and friends in relation to digital capabilities, and making sure that as global economies and the Australian economy become rapidly digitized, we’re ensuring that our pacific neighbours are not left behind.”

“We’ve got a lot of capability in Australia, a lot of global capability that resides here, and we thought we’d take some of that experience and knowledge and bring that to Fiji as the biggest economy of the Pacific island countries,” Mr Bush told this newspaper.

The conference will include discussions and presentations on cloud fundamentals, cyber security, sustainability and technology, and a general overview and informational sessions on how local businesses and government organisations can make the shift to digital in a well-informed manner, among other related topics.

Those interested in attending the program are advised to reserve their spot through the AIIA website.

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