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Foxlee’s Standards

Herb Foxlee, is a modest achiever. So very modest in fact that his many accomplishments have flown well beneath the contemporary media radar that proudly showcases North Queensland’s corporate maturity. Convince Herb Foxlee to spin the spotlight his way and you’ll find that pre-cloud, Mr. Foxlee was not only achieving many business firsts for this […]

Queensland the Analog State

Queensland has long been wildly successful at producing and exporting primary resources to the world. But when it comes to technology, consumption far outweighs production. The technology sector has become the backbone of every other business segment and is absorbing revenue and jobs from traditional industries at an exponential rate. Queensland farms and mines are […]

The Pursuit of Happiness

THE 9-5 CORPORATE FACTORY ISN’T EVERYONE’S IDEA OF FULFILLMENT. The allure of being the alpha and omega of your own destiny is certainly enticing and it’s easy to see why more people are chasing the freedom and fulfilment of the entrepreneurial dream. At the heart of every successful startup is optimism. Forging together passion and aspirations, […]

It’s Cool to be Kind

STORYTELLER, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR, MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE AND THE ONLY MAN IN THE WORLD TO HAVE WORKED IN THE MARKETING DEPARTMENTS OF BOTH FACEBOOK AND TWITTER. The only thing that outshines Nick Bowditch’s impressive resume, is the man himself. Having travelled the entrepreneurial road to build and sell three tech startups of his own, […]

Industry 4.0

Most of us would agree, with the proposition that technology has and will continue to have a transformational impact on society. While many of the effects of technology today are overwhelming positive and have improved our quality of life and have economic stability, there is growing concern about the disruptive impact of emerging technologies. Developments […]

BDAmbassadors

THESE LEADERS ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THEIR FIELD. STRIVING TO IMPROVE NOT ONLY THEIR OWN BUSINESS, BUT OUR CITY’S PROSPERITY AS A WHOLE. OUR BDAMBASSADORS WILL BRING YOU REGULAR UPDATES ON THE LATEST NEWS, ADVANCES AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THEIR INDUSTRIES. THIS ISSUE WE SPEAK WITH TOURISM AMBASSADOR CHRIS BRIGGS […]

Touch of Technology and a Pinch of Pepper

Townsville Hospital is offering an innovative approach to patient care with the addition of ‘Pepper’ the robot to their staff roster over the course of the next few months. It’s a pioneering project for our region’s major health hub, as the first hospital in Australia to trial the machine with social abilities, whose number one […]

Pacific Lens

Established in 1998 by Mick and Carol Finn, Pacific Islands International (PII) is a locally owned business operating on a global-scale, employing over 26 people across four countries within the Finn Pacific Group, with staff offices based in Townsville and China. PII is a wholesale materials supply company servicing the Pacific Islands, moving large volumes […]

More Graphic than Ever

DESIGNERS AND CREATIVES ARE A GROWING BREED IN NORTH QUEENSLAND, WITH MULTIPLE TERTIARY COURSES NOW AVAILABLE AND SMALL TO MEDIUM BUSINESSES POPPING UP ACROSS THE CITY. Inspired by the success of fellow local networking group DevNQ, Jarrad Wild, Co-owner and Digital Director at TBD Design, teamed up with Joanne Walter from Safety Culture and Sean […]

Not so Secret Code

The Regional Australia Institute has predicted that one in two jobs in Australia is expected to require high-level programming and IT skills within 15 years. Yes, half of all future jobs. Australian kids seem to be fitting this trend, now spending more time online than they are in front of the television. So, it makes sense, […]