Digital Futures Forum

The Sunshine Coast Digital Futures forum was held in July 2012. This forum formed a pivotal point in the Sunshine Coast’s preparation and planning for our digital future.

More than $600 million will be invested in fibre infrastructure in the Sunshine Coast region over the next decade to create a new digital reality for our community and generate unprecedented opportunities for everyone.

David Bartlett facilitated the forum to define and help develop a Sunshine Coast Digital Futures Strategy to maximise its benefits, while looking at our region’s challenges, opportunities and priorities.

Listen to the interview with David Bartlett on ABC Radio 24 July 2012.

Download the Powerpoint presentation by Explor and the Sunshine Coast Strategic Snapshot final report .

View the Digital Futures video presentation held at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

The development of the Digital Futures Program was supported by the Queensland Government’s Regional Development Australia Funding Boost Program.

Forum Particpants hard at work 26 July 2012
Forum Particpants hard at work 26 July 2012

David Bartlett – Forum facilitator

Former Premier of Tasmania David Bartlett’s parliamentary career includes the portfolios of Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, Minister for Education and Skills, Minister for Planning and Workplace Relations, Attorney General and Member for Denison.

David was a key driver in Tasmania’s early recognition of the importance of high-speed broadband. After leaving politics he has worked with regional economies, communities and industry sectors across Australia to prepare strategies for maximising economic and social renewal underpinned by high-speed broadband. His presentation at the recent Sunshine Coast Business Expo provided the catalyst for the Digital Futures forum.