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Stories by Marie Johnson

Why My Health Record is flawed

A politically-designed or influenced centralised database with widespread access is problematic.

Written by Marie Johnson21 Aug. 18 11:49

Why artificial intelligence is a human right

2018 is a monumental year regarding human rights; it’s the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a remarkable document to be read in conjunction with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This year also marks the Convention’s 10th anniversary.

Written by Marie Johnson27 June 18 11:28

​The ripping point part 2: A world without websites

The second instalment of the ‘ripping point’ series looks at why governments and organisations persist with the outdated notion of websites and portals when the very foundations of the web are changing.

Written by Marie Johnson28 Sept. 16 08:45

The wrong skills for the wrong century

CeBIT was held in Sydney this week and for the first time – in the midst of the celebration of technology innovation – there was a specific session focused on what only can be described as an economic emergency – skills.

Written by Marie Johnson08 May 15 16:15

The new black gold: the $48B open data bonanza

Kudos to the government for its open data movement. Government inhales massive amounts of data from every sector of the economy, and the dynamics of this data ingestion are about to significantly expand with the data retention legislation.

Written by Marie Johnson06 Nov. 14 09:45

When will the public service appoint CDOs?

Much is being written about the rapidly evolving role of the chief digital officer (CDO). Forums and groups on LinkedIn provide phenomenal insight into the role and the digital disruption across industries and economies.

Written by Marie Johnson08 Oct. 14 14:36

The digital disruption of the CIO

The Australian government’s decision to abolish the CIO role indicates a profound misunderstanding of the impact that the public sector’s use of technology has on the broader economy.

Written by Marie Johnson22 May 14 14:50