Catholic Education NT and SRA WORKING and WINNING TOGETHER

Together, Catholic Education NT and SRA Information Technology (SRA) have won the NT Innovation in Mobility iAward at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA) SA and NT iAwards Gala for their Attendance Management Map Application (AMMA).

The AMMA is now in the running for the National Innovation in Mobility iAward which will be announced at the National iAwards in Melbourne on 1 September 2016.

The Hon. Kyam Maher, MLC said, “Innovation in the digital economy offers huge possibilities for the future prosperity of communities and economies locally, nationally, and around the world. To make the short list for these awards, all of the nominees have brought game-changing ideas to the table. I congratulate the award winners, and look forward to their continuing contributions to the innovative future of our state.”

The AMMA is the first application developed specifically to combat truancy in remote communities, as well as focus and foster discussions between local indigenous families, school staff, truancy officers and the Commonwealth Government Remote Schools Attendance Strategy (RSAS) staff.

The AMMA allows users to confirm student attendance in real-time, map follow-up routes (improving efficiency) and increase attendance levels.  Its intuitive geographical mapping interface breaks language and literacy barriers, assisting when English is the Second Language.

Access is role-based (bus driver, attendance and/or truancy officer), with roles used to define how student attendance is highlighted (i.e. students truant for 10 days are highlighted red for a Truancy Officer). Households are colour-coded to indicate student attendance status: red indicates not at school (or role based perspective); yellow indicates student has been picked up; and green indicates student is in attendance (or role based perspective). Providing the correct focus on households based on perspective allows tailoring of strategies/workflows to improve and increase student attendance rates.

With a current daily attendance rate of 42%, approximately 400 of the 750 students in the Wadeye area are not attending school on any one day! The future of this indigenous population relies on improving student attendance rates.

The AMMA has the capacity to grow and evolve to provide insight into:

  • Student absentee patterns and trends
  • The relationship between attendance rates and grades
  • Managing a cohort of students to focus on attendance compliance or improvement
  • User messaging/alerts from the school

Currently used in the Wadeye area at the OLSH Thamarrur School, Catholic Education intends to roll the application out across the NT to help increase attendance rates of indigenous students in remote areas.  It has the capacity and potential to be used across the board for all students and schools.

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Smart Cities is smart for business

The most successful business leaders are those that are a step ahead of the game. They have anticipated and invested in what the future could bring rather than reacting to what has been delivered.  

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For savvy business leaders, the future is smart cities. The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is hosting a luncheon to explore ‘Why tapping into smart cities is smart for business’.

The AIIA’s luncheon aims to explore the value of Smart City initiatives to state, national and international markets.

SRA’s Chief Strategy Officer, Andrew Hodges will share his insights and experiences of innovation across the Asia-Pacific region.

Andrew is a thought leader with specific interests in ICT Strategic Planning, Innovation & Policy, Economic Development, Program Management and Infrastructure Design, predominantly in the Public Sector.

In today’s digital world, local innovation can lead to significant outcomes in terms of economic growth and competitiveness. Our government is focused on creating an environment of innovation; creating digitally enabled, globally connected communities establishes competitive advantage for cities and, ultimately, nations.

What does this mean to business, what are the opportunities, and who are our innovators?

The journey into the future of smart cities has already begun in South Australia with the Adelaide City Council – Smart City initiative. The city is developing a program to trial smart city applications and services to create a more vibrant and entrepreneurial future for Adelaide and the State. This provides an exciting opportunity for local businesses to contribute and benefit from the Smart Cities agenda.

Adelaide has been voted as one of the world’s “top 5” most liveable cities. The key to maintaining this ranking is growing Adelaide’s economy by creating an environment that will attract new investment, retain skills and establish South Australia as a leader in innovation; the place to live, learn and do business.

You need to attend this informative, thought-provoking event, including a facilitated Q&A session with our speakers if you are:

  • a business leader keen on innovation within your business
  • a government agency or local council wanting to improve efficiency or solve a problem
  • a software developer looking for support to create new smart city applications
  • a technology service provider keen to partner with others to address smart city opportunities
  • an innovator with a new product or service ready to trial in a smart city living laboratory
  • an educator or researcher seeking to experiment in a living laboratory of smart city services

Use this link to find more information or purchase tickets to the AIIA luncheon

Andrew Hodges

Chief Strategy Officer, SRA Information Technology
VP Citizen & Business Engagement, Future Cities Institute

Andrew is a thought leader with expertise in ICT Strategic Planning, Innovation & Policy, Economic Development, Program Management and Infrastructure Design, predominantly in the Public Sector.

Throughout his career Andrew has worked for a range of ICT corporates such as Digital, Compaq and Microsoft, where he was Regional Director for Emerging Markets in the Asia Public Sector team.

A consistent theme throughout Andrew’s 35+ years in the industry is driving engagement in Public Sector.  He has worked with teams to establish the strategy for their government engagements including eGovernment, innovation and Citizen Services.  He has worked in both the mature and emerging markets across Asia, across all levels of Government.

Andrew has developed an ability to view these areas through the “lens” of economic development and capacity building, which resonates well with Governments, particularly in emerging markets. In Australia he has been a key lobbyist for the ICT Industry through associations including the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), and the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

He has been a regular presenter at forums such as:

  • Future Cities Summits in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and the Gold Coast
  • Safe Cities in Singapore,
  • uCity in Songdo (Korea)
  • The launch of the Initiative for ICT Development in the Asia Pacific Region, jointly hosted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila

 

 

RSPCA Analytics: Case Study Event

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RSPCA SA now uses customised dashboards to deliver insight across the organisation, in real-time.

Together, RSPCA SA, SRA and Yellowfin have modernised charity and NFP data analysis and management with a world leading Business Intelligence program.

The RSPCA is hosting an event to showcase their achievement, facilitate networking  and provide the opportunity for you to learn how you too can implement and use customised dashboards to:
– Target Marketing Investment       – Reduce Attrition Rates
– Increase Income per Donor          – Target Your Demographic
– Predict and Forecast Revenue       – And More

If there is someone else you think should be attending this event, please feel free to share this with them.

4-6pm on Thursday 16th June 2016

RSPCA South Australia
16 Nelson Street
Stepney  SA 5069

RSVP using the link below or by emailing: natasha.wojcik@sra.com.au

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SRA EXTENDS NT STINGERS SPONSORSHIP

SRA Information Technology (SRA) is proud to announce their continued support of the SRA Territory Stingers by committing to a further three-year sponsorship deal.

We have been the lead sponsor of the SRA Territory Stingers for the past four years and look forward to supporting the team for another three successful years.

Steve Rowe, SRA CEO, is a keen hockey player and has been an avid supporter of hockey in the Northern Territory.

SRA also sponsors individual players Jeremy Hayward (current Kookaburra), Leon Hayward and Robert Duguid of the SRA Territory Stingers and Lizzy Duguid of the NT Pearls.

The SRA Territory Stingers have developed a strong relationship with SRA during our ongoing support and sponsorship, which is sure to grow even stronger over the next three years.

Steve visited the SRA Territory Stingers at training to share the good news about the renewed sponsorship and wish the team luck for the coming season.

Below: Ross Hall, Jamie White, Joel Carroll, Steve Rowe (SRA CEO), Mitchell Lockley, Adrian (AJ) Lockley and Ellie Hayward

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“I have been a hockey player all my life and apart from the physical activity, you develop friendships and get to work as part of a team towards a common goal.  It fits with how we want SRA to be for our team – friendships and teamwork leading to success,” Steve said.

Hockey NT is grateful for SRA’s long-term support of the SRA NT Stingers and of individual players.

‘SRA have been supporting the SRA NT Stingers, and individual players, for more than 4 years now.  Hockey NT is very grateful to SRA as their support has allowed us to develop a strong hockey presence in the NT, as well as help some of our young talent reach for and meet their potential,” Ian Harkness, Hockey NT Executive Officer said.

“We are looking forward to a strong 2016 Season and strengthening our relationship with SRA over the next three years,” Ian said.

This year the SRA NT Stingers and the NT Pearls will head to Perth for the Men’s and Women’s Australian Hockey League, 29 September – 9 October 2016.

After the success of the Championships in NT last year, the Men’s & Women’s Country Australian Championships will be held at Marrara, 24 July – 31 July 2016.

Link to NT Hockey website: http://www.nthockey.asn.au

SRA expands to offer Placement Services

Michelle profile pic webSRA Information Technology is excited to announce their expansion to offer Placement Services.

We have been helping clients with placement services for many years and recently noticed an increase in demand.  Clients that have worked with us previously have established relationships, feel comfortable with our team and have confidence with the expertise and professionalism we offer.

The SRA team was accommodating the needs of clients for placement services as well as their normal client work.  At first this was small, infrequent and easily managed, but as it grew the need for a dedicated Placement Services Manager grew.

Establishing a dedicated Placement Services Division was natural progression for SRA.

The first step in establishing this division was the appointment of Michelle Bieniasz as National Placement Services Manager.

Michelle brings extensive IT Placement experience, with more than 10 years’ experience in roles encompassing training, resourcing and account management.  She has a demonstrated talent for matching client needs to candidate aspirations, which leads to lasting, mutually beneficial relationships.

Extensive industry experience, a comprehensive understanding of industry requirements and an innate ability to recognise candidate/client suitability allows Michelle to tailor recruitment solutions that consistently deliver results.

SRA Sales Director, Tim Chopping is excited by SRA’s formal expansion into Placement Services.

“We have been providing placement services for our current clients when they approach us for quite some time.  Recently, we have been approached more frequently – to the point we needed someone dedicated to manage these services.  Michelle is the perfect fit with SRA and will be an asset to our team and to our clients – current and future.  We are excited to have her as part of the Sales and Marketing Team.”

“Michelle’s dedication to understanding client needs and matching candidates that will lead to long-term relationships and business success is second to none. Her professionalism and motivation contribute to her ability to achieve consistent results and I am excited to work with her to unearth new business opportunities for SRA,” Mr Chopping said.

SRA has successfully filled small contract and large ongoing roles in the following areas:

  • Business Intelligence Consulting
  • Java Development
  • Business Analysis
  • Sharepoint Development
  • .Net Development
  • AB AP Development
  • Systems Analysis
  • Integration Architecture
  • Software Development (iNet, Sharepoint, ABAP, Java)
  • Business Analysis

If you need assistance filling roles in the areas list below, call Michelle to find out how SRA can help you.

  • Business Intelligence
  • Software Development
  • Business Analytics
  • Solutions Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Systems Analytics
  • Testing and QA

If you would like further information about our Placement Services or would like to discuss any roles we have on offer at the moment please reach out and connect with our Placement Services Manager, Michelle Bieniasz.
P   | +61 8 8215 9019
m | +61 420 701 096
e  |  michelle.bienasz@sra.com.au

SRA Information Technology helping MAP the future of Adelaide’s Northern Suburbs

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SRA Information Technology (SRA) has a key role to play in the South Australian Government’s Northern Economic Plan.

The Plan, launched on the 28th January 2016, is an ambitious plan that aims to create jobs, improve social issues and engage young people in the Northern suburbs of Adelaide.

The State Government worked extensively with the Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield councils, as well as local businesses and residents to develop the Northern Economic Plan.

Part of the project included the launch of a new Government website – LOOKNORTH – that aims to make it easier for companies and individuals to invest in the north.

The website shows maps of the Playford, Salisbury and Port Adelaide Enfield Council districts, highlighting various projects in the districts, such as the $985 million Northern Connector project and $25 million worth of public housing upgrades.

SRA’s role in this exciting government initiative was to develop and implement a geospatial mapping solution that integrates with Department of State Development and Location SA data sources.  The solution was developed using a responsive design to ensure it is mobile friendly and to allow future growth.

It is expected that the mapping solution will be further developed in the future so that it can be used to showcase available land in the three districts, as well as zoning information; so investors wanting to build in the area can easily see what is available.

To find out more about the Northern Economic Plan, visit the South Australian Government site LOOKNORTH.

Download the Northern Economic Plan HERE.
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View the Geospatial Map developed and implemented by SRA, HERE.

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SRA IS HIRING NOW!

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SRA is  looking for candidates to fill current vacancies in both Darwin and Canberra.

Business Intelligence Consultant |  Darwin  |  Permanent
We are keen to hear from highly motivated and passionate IT professionals, ideally with a solid consultancy background to work with our Business Intelligence team. The role is based in tropical Darwin and the expectation is to provide a range of IT consultancy and Business Intelligence services to clients across the Northern Territory.
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Java Developer / Consultant |  Canberra  |  Permanent
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SRA is an equal opportunity employer, offering competitive remuneration packages, a supportive work environment and the opportunity to advance your career.

If you would like to know more about these roles, please feel free to contact our Placement Services Manager at michelle.bieniasz@sra.com.au or on 08 8215 9019.  Michelle is happy to have a chat or email you the job requirements.