The Australian Consul-General
PHILLIP H SCANLAN AM
& MRS JULIE SINGER SCANLAN
invite you to join an
Australian American Leadership Conversation
THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA
The World's First Economy-Wide Sensor Network
Wednesday 6 March 2013
150 East 42nd Street (b/t Lexington & 3rd Aves)
Please click here to RSVP
or Email Public-Affairs-NYCG@dfat.gov.au
Keynote speakers will include:
Prof. Peter Rathjen- Vice-Chancellor & President, University of Tasmania
Prof. Paddy Nixon- Deputy Vice Chancelleor (Research), University of Tasmania
Ros Harvey- Founding Director, Sense-T
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"Big data" is a hot topic, yet it's mostly the domain of large, highly-resourced organizations. Based in Tasmania, Australia, Sense-T is the world's first economy-wide sensor network. It will bring the power of big data to communities, governments and businesses to help them manage their resources- to help them do more with less.
Sense-T is connecting new and existing sensor networks across Tasmania. It will aggregate real-time sensor data with historical and spatial data and make it available through easy-to-use web and phone "apps".
Nowhere else in the world has connected information like this across an entire economy. Tasmania, an island state the size of West Virginia, is small enough to make it possible and big enough to make meaningful analyses. Sense-T is already working on projects involving agriculture, aquaculture, emerging carbon markets, smart infrastructure and logistiscs, helping these industries drive efficiency and sustainability.
Sense-T is a partnership program between the University of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Government, CSIRO and IBM and is also funded by the Australian Government. It harnesses the power of the National Broadband Network (NBN), a $43 billion government investment that will connect high speed broadband to every premises in Australia.