Roundtables.

How might we leverage digital innovation to help solve some of Australia’s stickier social problems?​

Designed as half day session, Something Digital Roundtables brings industry together with government and not for profits to amplify solutions to issues such as:

The goal is two-fold:

Commitments could be as simple as an introduction; a chat with a colleague about an already existing program; the start of a potential collaboration; or a donation of used equipment.

 

Something Digital is not here to dish out funding or to control the conversation, simply to raise awareness and potentially kick off initiatives that can improve the lives of those impacted by any of the above challenges.

The output from each roundtable will be collated and disseminated with the participants as well as generally with the community.

 

The 2024 Roundtable topic will be announced shortly.

Roundtable at a glance.

Date: Monday 26 August
Time: 9am to 12pm
Location: TBC
 
Roundtable participation is largely invite only. However, we always set aside a small number of tickets for people in our ecosystem who are really keen to participate. If this is you, drop us a line on hello@somethingdigital.com.au and tell us a bit about yourself and why you would love to be there.

Past Roundtables.

2021: Bridging the Digital Divide

The digital divide in Queensland (or Australia in general) becomes incredibly poignant at a digital innovation festival; where you are having conversations on ‘resurrection tech’ in one stream and ‘how to get internet to regional schools’ in another.

 

Digital inclusion is unfortunately one of Australia’s most complex and critical problems. And as all complex problems go, they are not easily solved.

 

The question posed was: How might industry collaborate with government, not for profits and communities to bridge the digital divide and create a more inclusive digital world? 

2022: Exploring sustainable food systems.

Today’s food systems are one of the greatest contributors towards climate change, as well as being at the greatest risk from the warming climate. Loss of biodiversity, flood, fires, supply chain, inflation, intergenerational conflict, staffing – the challenges are numerous.


Re-imaging a resilient food system through digital innovation is a once in a generation opportunity, not only for Australia which has a strong food industry but for a healthy and sustainable planet.

The goal is to answer the question: How might we leverage digital innovation to contribute to a sustainable food system in Australia?

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