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1 Digitally enabled uplift of rural and regional communities by increasing innovation and entrepreneurship capacity, creating enterprise/employment opportunities, and opening the way to Asian markets, investments through strategic partnerships ICT-Enabled Rural Community Development Australia and Malaysia Experiences Workshop on 19 th August 2013 Based on project funded by Australia Malaysia Institute Located at the University of South Australia Law School Level 1, Room 30 George St entrance, City West

2 THEME : ICT-enabled Rural Community Development : Australia-Malaysia Experiences Digitally enabled uplift of rural and regional communities by increasing innovation and entrepreneurship capacity, creating enterprise/employment opportunities, and opening the way to Asian markets, investments and partnerships Monday, 19th August – 09.00Forum Registration / Morning Coffee & Tea – 09.15Welcome all delegates Adjunct Associate Prof David Ness, Barbara Hardy Institute / ACAB, University of South Australia Welcomes all and explains the format for the day. Introduces Prof Ying Zhu, Director of Australian Centre for Asian Business, University of South Australia – 09.30Innovative Digital Economy - Community Development Forum Opening Opening Address : Prof Ying Zhu, Director of Australian Centre for Asian Business, University of South Australia – 10.00Keynote: Dynamics of the Malaysian Rural Community Development & Role of Strategic Partnerships Mr. Azhar Harun, Chairman – Cypress Diversified, Malaysia – 10.10Questions & Answers – 10.30Digital enablement of community development Prof Andy Koronios, Head of School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences University of South Australia – 10.40Questions & Answers – 10.50Morning Coffee & Tea Break Socio-economic Uplift of Rural Communities – The Malaysian Experience Mr. Zurin Adra Azhar, Cypress Diversified, Malaysia – 11.20Questions & Answers – 11.40Digital Enabled Rural Community Development :The Riverland Experience Regional Development Australia, Riverland, South Australia Ms. Nicolle Jachmann, Economic Development Manager Questions & Answers AMI Funded Project Report: Observations and Comparisons Adjunct Assoc Prof David Ness 12: :20Questions & Answers – 13.20Lunch

3 THEME : ICT-enabled Rural Community Development: Australia-Malaysia Experiences Digitally enabled uplift of rural and regional communities by increasing innovation and entrepreneurship capacity, creating enterprise/employment opportunities, and opening the way to Asian markets, investments and partnerships Monday, 19th August – 13.40New Sources of Growth – The Malaysian experience on Micro-Sourcing for the B40 Mr. Nordarzy Razak Norhalim, Senior Manager Programme Management, MDeC – 13.50Questions & Answers – 14.10Crowd Sourcing and Freelancing – Freelancer.co.au: An Australian Success Story Ms. Nikki Parker, Regional Director, Freelancer.com.au – 14.20Questions & Answers – 14.40New Sources of Growth – Moving Forward Bill CHIN, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, ACAB – 14.50Questions & Answers – 15.00Coffee & Tea Break 15:00 – 15:45 Plenary Discussion - Led By Panel Facilitator- Adjunct Assoc. Prof David Ness -Prof Ying Zhu, Director ACAB, UniSA -TBA, ANZ Bank SA -Mr. Azhar Harun, Chairman Cypress Diversified -Prof Anthony Elliot, Director of Hawke Institute, UniSA -Mr. Nordarzy Razak Norhalim, Senior Manager Programme Management, MDeC -Prof Andy Koronios, Head of School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, UniSA -Ms. Nicolle Jachmann, Economic Development Manager, RDA-Riverland -Ms. Nikki Parker, Regional Director, Freelancer.com.au -Mr. Bill CHIN, ACAB, UniSA Key Topics: -Joint Ventures / Strategic Partnerships -Cross-Cultural Understanding between Communities and Businesses -Capability Development: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Management and Planning -Possible Opportunities for New Collaborative Research and Funding 15:45 – 16:00Conclusion and Way Forward Prof Ying Zhu, Director, Australian Centre for Asian Business, University of South Australia End of Program


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