Technology for Everyone
Alliance ICT is calling upon businesses to #BridgeTheVoiceGap as a constructive response by industry to the Referendum result; irrespective of whether you voted Yes or No.
One thing that we can all agree to is that "actions speak louder than words" - and we believe that businesses can take positive action towards addressing the inequalities faced by First Nations communities across the nation.
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this great Country, throughout all of Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
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Thank you to the QLD Govt for the use of the footage in this video.
Our vision is for rapid and sustainable growth in the number of Indigenous Technologists which in turn transforms the lives of their families and communities.
Our mission is to find ways to increase the number of Indigenous Technologists in Australia and throughout Asia Pacific via the successful delivery of ethically led, end-to-end technology, engineering and educational services.
We are an Alliance of Indigenous Communities of Technology from around the world, including Australia, Asia and the Pacific. We are a Supply Nation Registered Indigenous business owned and led by Joshua Jovanovski.
Josh is the chairman and CEO of Alliance ICT.
Josh is an Indigenous Technologist with expertise in:
Josh is leading the way in addressing the detriments of the 'Digital Divide' by creating programs like Project Leap & First Tech Nation and driving Remote Employment opportunities to bridge the gap.
The ‘Digital Divide’ is a technological disparity preventing billions of people worldwide from receiving the benefit from Digital Services due to a combination of a lack of access, affordability and/or capability. This includes the world's indigenous populations, regional / remote / rural communities, the poor, the elderly, victims of violence, refugees and the disabled.
According to the Australian Digital Inclusion Index:
According to the Human Rights Commission, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders live with the consequences of Australia’s failure to protect their basic human rights, and continue to experience racial discrimination in many spheres of life. Indigenous people generally experience lower standards of health, education, employment and housing. They are over-represented in the criminal justice system and the care and protection systems nationally compared to non-Indigenous people. For example:
Indigenous peoples have also suffered from the limited recognition and protection of their cultures, languages and rights and ownership of land and resources.
According to the Good Things Foundation, most at-risk groups for digital exclusion:
We generated the images above in Midjourney to create a vision for the future!
Project Leap is a community led initiative that delivers co-designed services to create strengthened pathways for remote communities from infancy to income. These services aim to build strong economic, social & environmental foundations for remote communities.
First Tech Nation is an Employment Pathways program for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people). Roles include tech, sales/marketing and operational. We partner with educators, the private sector and government departments to create tailored employment pathways from "Hire-To-Retire".
DiverSupply is a procurement program that introduces Supply Nation Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander businesses to our clients' supply chain. We vet reliable suppliers who are able to provide equal or better supply value and mentor them to facilitate opportunities for First Nations entrepreneurs.
We believe that companies and governments must embrace remote employment to flow wealth through Indigenous Technologists who can stay with their communities and re-build them together.
We co-design remote tech hubs with communities and use modern tech including AI/MR & AR/VR to help visualise these hubs. Here are some concepts we made in Midjourney.
We use cutting edge tech like AI/ML and AR/VR to help Indigenous peoples all over the world imagine what they could be like as an Indigenous Technologist! See these examples of simulations from Midjourney!
We are a registered Supply Nation business supplying services owned and led by Joshua Jovanovski, a proud Gundangara man who was displaced from his heritage due to the Stolen Generation. He is on a journey of discovery and connection whilst bringing pride to his people through Technology.
We also partner with other Supply Nation businesses and have created a Supply Chain Diversity program that connects Supply Nation businesses with our clients.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following website content may contain images and voices of deceased persons.