Event

Falling Through the Net: The Digital Divide in Western Australia 

WherePerth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA
WhenThursday 2 August 2018 from 7.15am (for a 7.30am start) to 9.00am

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre invites you to the launch of the Focus on WA report: Falling Through the Net: The Digital Divide in Western Australia with special guest speaker, Eddie Woo, Australia’s Local Hero for 2018 and Leader, Mathematics Growth for the NSW Department of Education.

Digital transformation underpins many of the technological advances in an era that is often regarded as the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. New data technologies, big data analytics and intelligent software systems are transforming the way we produce, consume and distribute commodities, and increasingly, the way we access services.

Yet not everyone can take advantage of the remarkable opportunities in this new digital age, whether due to poverty, geography, incapacity or a lack of infrastructure. Society may be at risk of a digital divide being created between those who are connected, and those who are not. The challenge for governments and society is to make sure that everyone is able to be a part of the new digital wave.

This eleventh report in BCEC’s Focus on WA series will explore the magnitude and key drivers of the digital divide for WA and highlight potential solutions towards bridging the divide for the most disadvantaged groups.