2018 Sponsor Profiles


As a member of the Dell Technologies unique family of businesses, Dell EMC serves a key role in providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. Dell EMC enables our enterprise customers’ IT and digital business transformation through trusted hybrid cloud and big-data solutions, built upon a modern data center infrastructure that incorporates industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, and cybersecurity technologies.

Dell EMC brings together Dell’s and EMC’s respective strong capabilities and complementary portfolios, sales teams and R&D. We seek to become the technology industry’s most trusted advisor, providing capabilities spanning strategy development, consultative services and solution deployment and support to help our customers and partners drive the digital transformation of their businesses.

Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.

Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stakeholders, customers, and society.



The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

The department works across many portfolios to increase jobs, investment, exports and opportunities in Victoria. Our integrated and strategic approach stimulates innovation, competitiveness, confidence and sustainability in Victoria’s economy.

Our vision

A productive, competitive and sustainable Victorian economy that contributes to a prosperous and inclusive society.

Our mission

The mission of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is to get our economy and society working together for the benefit of all Victorians – by creating more jobs for more people, connecting people and businesses, and maintaining Victoria’s envied reputation for liveability now, and for the future.

This means:
– More jobs for more people – we are creating and maintaining jobs so more people have meaningful work that is safe and secure. We do this by supporting businesses and workers, developing and growing our future industries, attracting investment to our regions and supporting industries in transition. We also create jobs by leveraging our natural assets, including fostering our visitor economy, creativity and innovation.
– Making connections – we are connecting Victorians to work, family and recreation. We are connecting businesses to each other and to their customers. We do this by growing our transport services, making them more reliable and accessible and building new infrastructure, across Melbourne and our regions, and across all transport modes. We also connect Victoria to the world by attracting investment and talent, and helping Victorian businesses trade into global markets.
– Maintaining Victoria’s liveability – we are helping to create places, towns and cities that are accessible, well connected, culturally rich, diverse, resilient and safe. We do this for all Victorians.

Victoria’s Lead Scientist

Victoria’s Lead Scientist works across the Victorian Government to foster linkages and identify opportunities for economic outcomes by engaging with business, the research sector, government and the broader Victorian community.

The priorities of the Lead Scientist are to:
– advocate the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to Victoria’s economic future
– enhance university/business engagement and identify opportunities to build scale of activities by facilitating partnerships
– scan the horizon for new technologies and provide high level strategic advice on potential social and economic impacts
– advocate to improve the innovation capacity of the public sector.


Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) is a critical national asset that enables Australian researchers to access institutional, national and international e-Infrastructure including the public Internet and software tools and resources such as scientific instruments, data storage, high performance computing, content and service providers. AARNet provides extremely high-speed, extremely high-quality and resilient broadband interconnections between instruments, facilities, campuses and institutions using dedicated national and international digital infrastructure. Through partnerships with other national research and education networks (NRENs), AARNet connects the Australian research sector with the global research sector.

AARNet also provides a range of services tailored to meet the needs of researchers and research institutions, including solutions for data storage and transfer, unified communications, video conferencing and WiFi roaming.

AARNet’s powerful network infrastructure, expertise and services enable Australia’s participation at the forefront of teaching, learning and research on a global scale and are fundamental to driving innovation in today’s digital economy.



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Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to build a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 180,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

IT in education is not all about digitization, storage, and networks. It is about conveying knowledge. It is about connecting and fostering collaboration between teachers, students, parents, and school administrators even when they are in different time zones or half a globe away. It is about making people, communities, and nations competitive. With the advent of online learning, society and people are rapidly changing. No longer tethered to a traditional classroom, education can now fit people’s lifestyles and offer new educational opportunities — sometimes at a much lower cost — in an era of exploding tuition fees. Huawei is committed to being your education solutions partner. We build the bridges to cross the digital divide, equalize educational opportunities, and help improve teaching quality. Huawei solutions fulfill the promise of “Leading New ICT, The Road to Smart Education”.

Huawei has delivered cutting edge ICT solutions to leading Australian Higher Education institutions including Southern Cross University, University of Tasmania and Lincoln University in New Zealand.


Intersect is Australia’s largest full-service eResearch support agency. We help researchers increase their impact through innovative technologies and expert advice.

We work closely with our members and the wider research community to:
– Increase research productivity by decreasing time from hypothesis to tested results.
– Support research diversity by enabling collaborators to share data and experience across disciplines and across organisations.
– Increase research longevity by storing and sharing the long tail of data beyond the research project lifecycle.

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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster.

With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data centre to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure. With High Performance Computing (HPC) from HPE, you can overcome the barriers to supercomputing and compete in increasingly aggressive markets. When you are tasked with solving the world’s largest scientific, engineering and data analysis problems, you need the planet’s most powerful, most efficient machines.

Our HPC solutions in partnership with Intel® empowers innovation at any scale, building on our purpose-built HPC systems powered by Intel® Scalable® System Framework, solutions, applications and services. The results? More power to differentiate your organisation or business, to drive research and find answers like never before.

Visit us at our exhibit on the conference show floor or visit us on hpe.com.



Figshare for institutions is a next generation all in one repository, a home for data, papers, code, media, collections and non-traditional research outputs. Figshare helps your researchers make their outputs available with a DOI in accordance with the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) with minimal effort. The curation workflow allows subject specialists to review, edit and curate content before it is published. The platform interoperates with the wider research ecosystem and via the API can push and pull data with your electronic lab notebooks, CRIS/RIMS and preservation systems. All research is showcased in your custom branded institutional portal.


Gale connects libraries to learning and learners to libraries

For more than 60 years, Gale, a Cengage Company has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights by all people, for all purposes.

Knowledge is power, and the act of learning is empowering. Access to knowledge offers learners an opportunity to discover the motivation and inspiration vital to making a positive contribution in not only their own lives, but the rest of the world. That’s why Gale provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries.


MASSIVE is a data processing engine for Australian science and it empowers researchers to unlock impactful research discoveries within scientific data.

MASSIVE is an ISO quality-accredited, high-performance data processing facility that provides access to data processing capacity at the scale required to make impactful research discoveries. By building strong partnerships with research communities, MASSIVE aims to underpin a wide range of researchers, including experimental and wet laboratory scientists who are capturing and analysing ever-increasing amounts of data.


NCI is Australia’s most highly integrated high-performance research computing environment, providing world-class services to government, industry, and researchers. We are committed to delivering on national priorities and research excellence, and are driven by our primary objective of raising the ambition, impact and outcomes of Australian research.

NCI is a partnership between The Australian National University, CSIRO, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australia, research-intensive universities and consortia supported by the Australian Research Council, and medical research institutes. NCI is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), with a large fraction of its operation being sustained with co-investment from our partner organisations.


The Pawsey Supercomputing Centre is an unincorporated joint venture between CSIRO, Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia. It is supported by the Western Australian and Federal Governments.

The Centre is one of two, Tier-1, High Performance Computing facilities in Australia, whose primary function is to accelerate scientific research for the benefit of the nation.

Our service and expertise in supercomputing, data, cloud services and visualisation, enables research across a spread of domains including astronomy, life sciences, medicine, energy, resources and artificial intelligence.

Data is stored close to supercomputers, allowing seamless analysis. The adjacent, remote rendering capability allows real-time visualisation of simulations and data.
We provide support to students and industry personnel, researchers, academics and scientists via seminars and symposia covering data, visualisation and supercomputing, as well as training, internships and workshops covering advanced computing and research and development opportunities.

Visit pawsey.org.au/contact/ to get in touch

Spectra Logic develops data storage solutions that solve the problem of short and long-term digital preservation for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for nearly 40 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the adoption of its solutions by industry leaders in multiple vertical markets globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, private and public cloud.

Mike Cocks, Territory Sales Manager, mikec@spectralogic.com

DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world’s leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For 20 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and storage solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate more value and to accelerate time to insight from their data and information, on premise and in the cloud. Organizations leverage the power of DDN storage technology and the deep technical expertise of its team to capture, store, process, analyze, collaborate and distribute data, information and content at the largest scale in the most efficient, reliable and cost-effective manner. DDN customers include many of the world’s leading financial services firms and banks, healthcare and life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, government and research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.

For more information, go to www.ddn.com or call 0408758508

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.

Our innovations contribute billions of dollars to the Australian economy every year. As the largest patent holder in the nation, our vast wealth of intellectual property has led to more than 150 spin-off companies.

With more than 5,000 experts and a burning desire to get things done, we are Australia’s catalyst for innovation.

CSIRO. We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.


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