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Stephen Phillips: Engineered For Success

Rolling Stone magazine, not the place you’d expect to find the story of a software engineer who grew up on a horse stud outside Charters Towers, and yet this is exactly where Stephen Phillips found himself. This begs the question – how did this software engineer from regional North Queensland get his story in one […]

DEVeloping Networks

As we dart into the technological age at breakneck speed, the number of career and casual tech-savvy people increases – so it only makes sense that these dexterous individuals are creating their own networking communities, including one right here in North Queensland. DevNQ is a community of software developers, programmers, designers, project managers and other […]

Full STEM Ahead

Townsville STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Hub was founded following Sarah Chapman’s attendance at the Prime Minister’s Science Prize Award Ceremony in 2013. Being in Canberra and meeting so many influential people, Sarah saw an opportunity to promote and advocate for our region. “I spoke to as many politicians, STEM experts and communicators as […]

Profile: Tristan Fivas

A HUB FOR CREATIVES, THINKERS, DOERS, CHANGE MAKERS AND INVESTORS IN OUR REGION, INQ IS FOSTERING THE FORCE OF OUR YOUNG LOCAL INNOVATORS. THIS ISSUE WE SPEAK WITH INQ MEMBER TRISTAN FIVAZ ABOUT HIS IDEAS AND THOUGHT PROCESS FOR HIS INVENTION ‘MAIL SENSOR’. Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Tristan Fivaz, I’m […]

Myriad – Connecting The Dots

ONCE A YEAR, SOME OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL THINKERS AND TINKERERS, ENTREPRENEURS AND EXPERTS, REBELS AND RENEGADES FROM ACROSS THE WORLD DESCEND ON QUEENSLAND’S SOUTH-EAST, WHERE A WEALTH OF TALENT AND INNOVATIVE SPIRIT COMES TOGETHER FOR THREE FULLY-CHARGED DAYS OF WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES AND PRESENTATIONS. The Myriad festival is Brisbane’s privately founded and independently managed flagship […]

Talking Up Training

Knowledgeable staff, increased sales opportunities, and better service for customers in just five minutes a day? That’s what one local pharmacy has achieved by thinking beyond conventional training methods. Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy have been innovators in pharmacy for over forty years, and when they needed a solution to deliver training to over 150 employees […]

IoT & TSV: Altoview

‘Work smarter not harder’ is a concept we are becoming increasingly familiar with, and as a result we are building cars, appliances, devices and other ‘things’ that are capable of helping us achieve that standard: internet-ready and data-enabled. This network, known as the Internet of Things (IoT) is embedded with software, sensors, actuators and other […]

Start Local, Go Global

Deborah Noller, Switch Automation From James Cook University graduate to CEO of a successful software company – Deb Noller of Switch Automation is certainly one of the most inspirational women to graduate from Townsville. We caught up with her to talk technology, scalability and funding – all crucial elements that entrepreneurs will have to consider during […]

Data Dynamics

A new Townsville-based data centre has the potential to stamp our city as the digital capital in north Australia – so what can we expect and why is it important? When it comes to the digital world – especially in areas where disasters such as cyclones can strike – maintaining contact at all times is […]

New App Revolutionises Music Tutoring

What if you could connect to any music teacher and learn any instrument through a handy, Australia-wide app? This is what John Ferreira from Townsville is hoping to achieve with his Australian-first music app ‘Learn It’, which could change the industry for people of all ages and abilities. It’s a hard gig trying to learn a new […]