The Digital Innovation Festival
(DIF) ran over two weeks from 23 August to 6 September 2019 to demonstrate and promote technology innovation across every sector of the economy and society.
inclusive event, from the digital innovation novice, to someone considered an
expert in their field, DIF embraced a collaborative learning and contributory
mindset across the entire community.
festival seeks to support growth of the digital economy and creation of jobs.
It aims to contribute to the success of businesses across all major industry
sectors and to foster an inclusive society for all Victorians.
The Digital Innovation Festival seeks
to engage and inspire all elements of the innovation ecosystem and drive
industry, entrepreneurs and community to not only be different but make a
difference through digital technology.
The 2019 festival navigated issues about three
- Emerging technology
opportunities for Victorians and visitors to engage with emerging tech such as
AI, blockchain, data analytics, cybersecurity, biotech, IoT, robotics and more.
Events explored what changes will mean for business owners, investors,
educators and students, community groups and government.
- Future jobs
consideration of the digital technology requirements of tomorrow's workforce.
It presented events that explored the impact of technology on jobs - which jobs
will be automated, which augmented by technology and what new jobs will be
- Digital inclusion
minded entrepreneurs use digital tools to make society better, creating unique
solutions to address complex problems like homelessness or domestic violence.
DIF2019 showcased Victoria's tech for good movement which is actively driving
digital social innovation and championing digital inclusion.