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Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Report Launch – Falling Through the Net: The Digital Divide in Western Australia

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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.

Event details

Eddie Woo is the head mathematics teacher at Cherrybrook Technology High School, the largest secondary school in NSW, and is known for his innovation and dynamism in the classroom.

In 2012, Eddie started posting videos online for a student who was sick with cancer and missing a lot of school. Before long, his videos found an audience across the country and beyond. Wootube now boasts more than 250,000 subscribers and has attracted more than fifteen million views worldwide – and counting.

Date
Thursday 2 August
Time
7.15am - 9.00am
Venue
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth
Cost
$59 per person or $29 for University students, Curtin/Bankwest Staff, Senior Citizens (65+), Charities and associations.
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Ticket proceeds will go towards the BCEC student scholarship.

For group bookings of more than 8 people, please contact bcec@curtin.edu.au


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.

Please join us for breakfast with prominent government, industry and community leaders.

 

About the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University. The Centre was established in 2012 through the generous support of Bankwest (a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia), with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the sustainability of Western Australia and the nation, and the wellbeing of households both in WA and nationally.

For more information, visit the BCEC website