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Rob Livingstonre

For more than three decades Rob Livingstone has amassed senior managerial experience, substantially as CIO in multinational corporations. He is also an author, columnist, speaker and regular news media commentator on the implications of new and disruptive technologies.

As a Fellow of the University of Technology, Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and IT, Rob lectures to higher‐degree students on leadership, strategy and innovation. He is also a Research Associate at UTS's Communications Law Centre, an independent non‐profit, public interest centre specialising in communications, media and online law and policy.

Since 2010, Rob has been running his advisory practice, Rob Livingstone Advisory Pty Ltd, and is now a sought‐after mentor, consultant and industry advisor.

Rob’s latest book 'Direction through Disruption', deals with one of the most serious career challenges facing us today – how to plan and pursue a successful knowledge intensive career in the age of globalisation and disruptive digital technologies.

His earlier book, 'Navigating through the Cloud', has provided invaluable insight to a wide range of corporations weighing up the risks and rewards that so many new technologies embody.

The future of online advertising is big data and algorithms

Mar 14, 2017 07:41 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

The tech revolution is coming to advertising. Chatbots are replacing humans, data threatens our privacy, and the blockchain is linking it all together. In our series on tech and advertising, were taking a look at how the...

Three ways to build innovation into your organisation

Apr 14, 2016 07:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Despite the explosive rate of innovation transforming our world, how established organisations innovate themselves is another matter altogether. The string of defunct or struggling organisations such as Kodak, Nokia,...

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Economy

BoT likely to maintain key policy rate at 1.5 pct for prolonged time period, says DBS Bank

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) is expected to maintain its benchmark policy rate at 1.5 percent for a prolonged period of time. There is only a small chance of seeing headline inflation back above 2.5 percent in the next 2...

German bunds narrowly mixed ahead of ECB President Draghi’s speech, May CPI

The German bunds traded narrowly mixed Monday as investors wait to watch the European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghis speech, scheduled to be held later in the day. Also, the release of the countrys consumer...

Australia’s Q1 CAPEX likely to post mild increase of 1.2 pct q/q, P&E investment to support GDP: ANZ Research

Australias CAPEX for the first quarter of this year is expected to post a mild increase of 1.2 percent q/q, an encouraging result after four consecutive quarterly declines. Buildings and structures investment is likely to...

JGBs shrink ahead of 10-year auction, expectations of higher April retail sales

The Japanese government bonds shrunk Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys 10-year auction, scheduled to be held later this week amid expectations of a rise in the Japans retail sales for the month of April, due...

New Zealand bonds plunge at close ahead of RBNZ Governor Wheeler’s speech

The New Zealand bonds plunged Monday as investors wait to watch the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Governor Graeme Wheelers speech, alter this week amid a muted trading session. At the time of closing, the yield on...

Politics

Virtual doorstep: journalists, social media and the victims of tragedy

Some of the most powerful stories about the atrocity in Manchester have been told online: whether pictures of the missing, the videos taken in the aftermath or the hashtags such as #roomformanchester or #acityunited...

How World War I changed the weather for good

Culture has rarely tired of speaking about the weather. Pastoral poems detail the seasonal variations in weather ad nauseam, while the term pathetic fallacy is often taken to refer to a Romantic poets wilful translation of...

Beyond Brexit: ‘Global Britain’ looks to the emerging Anglosphere for new opportunities

What lies beyond Brexit? This is not just a question for the United Kingdom and the European Union, but also one that will reverberate around the world. One answer is the Anglosphere. Often spoken of as an...

Electioneering in the social media age

Britain is engaged in a General Election contest and once again political parties are investing money, time and energy in their online presence. The Tories are ploughing cash into Instagram adverts and Labour is doing its...

How UKIP’s decline could provide a major boost for Theresa May

The British prime minister Theresa May called a snap general election in the expectation that it will deliver her a substantially increased parliamentary majority. This in turn would give her the strong and stable...

Science

NASA Wants To Mine That $10,000 Quadrillion Asteroid Right Now

Out there in the Solar System, there exists an asteroid with the designated name, 16 Psyche. It contains a rich deposit of nickel-iron minerals, which can be worth $10,000 Quadrillion. Thats worth more than the combined...

CRISPR Is Taking Over Science, Breaks Out Of Labs And Invades Schools

Science regularly goes through cycles of fads that regularly embodies particular generations. In the 80s, its climate change and in the 90s, it was the internet. This time, it seems the gene-editing tool CRISPR is starting...

Resistance to hydropower is evaporating as science takes centre stage

Big dams have a bad reputation. Theyre often associated with social disruption and environmental damage. That perception is now shifting. The challenges of climate, urbanisation and economic growth in countries and...

There Are Now Tattoos That Can Say It Was Stupid To Get A Tattoo Out Loud

Humans have had a long history with tattoos, going back to the hunter-gatherer days when primitive tribes would mark themselves after a successful hunt or winning a war. These days, tattoos have become a fashion statement,...

Gas Station On The Moon Planned, Mars Mission Jump Point

There are several developments in the space sector right now, one of which is the effort to colonize Mars. However, this project has quite a few obstacles with energy burnout being a major factor. This is where a Caltech...

Technology

US Solar Market Creates Jobs 17 Times Better Than Other Industries

Jobs and the Economy are two hot-button issues that the American public cares about deeply. Politicians promised that these would be addressed by increasing support of the Fossil Fuel industry. Thanks to a recent report,...

New Dragon Quest Details Revealed; Switch, Self-Restrictions And Gameplay Footage

One of the worlds most iconic JRPG franchises is coming and Square Enix just announced quite a few things about it that will get fans going. For starters, the publishers have released new gameplay footage of Dragon Quest...

36.5M Android Phones Could Be Infected With ‘Judy’ Malware

Reports came out last week that a new type of malware of unknown origins might have infected as many as 36.5 million Android devices. It was spread by 41 apps that a Korean development company created, which was then...

Demand For Nintendo Switch Keeps Growing, More Production Boosts Reported

Recently, Nintendo reportedly had to double its production of the Switch hybrid console in order to keep up with demand from eager gamers. Unfortunately, it seems the company sorely underestimated how much it would need to...

Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions

In 1904, Lizzie Magie patented The Landlords Game, a board game about property ownership, with the specific goal of teaching players about how a system of land grabbing impoverishes tenants and enriches property owners....
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AUPrivate House Approvals*

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0.5 %

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AUBuilding Approvals MM*

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4.4 %

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-13.4 %

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ZAM3 Money Supply YY*

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5.79 %

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5.62 %

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4.95 %

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101 %

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0.7 %

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0.3 %

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