Matt Johnston

Matt Johnston is a recent journalism graduate from the University of Newcastle.

With experience as a journalist for Newcastle’s 2NURFM News, and an ABC Heywire award for non-fiction storytelling under his belt, Matt has relocated to Sydney to learn the ropes of technology journalism at iTnews.

Recent articles by Matt Johnston

Feds reveal new guidelines for R&D tax incentive

Feds reveal new guidelines for R&D tax incentive

Focuses on surge in software claims.
Feb 21 2019 3:14PM
Bendigo turns to IoT to get clever about weather

Bendigo turns to IoT to get clever about weather

Heatwave underscores temp sensor network launch.
Feb 21 2019 6:51AM
Domino's tech delays contribute to flat sales

Domino's tech delays contribute to flat sales

New app and AI Pizza Checker expected in coming months.
Feb 20 2019 11:29AM
Tower Insurance’s core platform overhaul delayed

Tower Insurance’s core platform overhaul delayed

Costs rise 17 percent above contingency.
Feb 20 2019 7:27AM
New head of AustCyber Node named

New head of AustCyber Node named

Ian Martinus to lead uni’s cyber industry engagements.
Feb 19 2019 2:53PM
Monash Uni trials autonomous drones for smart water sensing

Monash Uni trials autonomous drones for smart water sensing

Enabling precision farming.
Feb 19 2019 11:29AM
Sam Kekovich sells AI and IoT to seniors to stay at home

Sam Kekovich sells AI and IoT to seniors to stay at home

New CTO also appointed.
Feb 18 2019 11:56AM
Federal govt funnels $33.7 million towards UNSW’s quantum research

Federal govt funnels $33.7 million towards UNSW’s quantum research

Centre of Excellence officially opens.
Feb 18 2019 7:03AM
Australian weapon tech DroneShield scores a bullseye in South America

Australian weapon tech DroneShield scores a bullseye in South America

Unnamed government orders anti-UAV control gun.
Feb 15 2019 12:06PM
Amazon sends QUT US$70k grant to extend robots’ reach

Amazon sends QUT US$70k grant to extend robots’ reach

Because handing things over is surprisingly tricky.
Feb 15 2019 7:05AM
Suncorp customers embrace digital offerings

Suncorp customers embrace digital offerings

NPP and open banking next priority.
Feb 14 2019 12:07PM
Tabcorp shift to digital lotteries a winning ticket

Tabcorp shift to digital lotteries a winning ticket

As data centre shift costs $38 million.
Feb 13 2019 7:40PM
Queensland preps for driverless cars by sending QUT on roadtrip

Queensland preps for driverless cars by sending QUT on roadtrip

Training AI to drive on Qld’s rural roads.
Feb 13 2019 4:14PM
Sydney Uni teams up with Tech Mahindra's Makers Lab

Sydney Uni teams up with Tech Mahindra's Makers Lab

Students to undertake Industry projects with R&D arm.
Feb 12 2019 7:15AM
Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalist: Eric Jiang, Monash University

Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalist: Eric Jiang, Monash University

Undergrad student overhauls course planning.
Feb 11 2019 11:49AM
Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalist: FWO foreign language anonymous reporting

Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalist: FWO foreign language anonymous reporting

Reaching out to vulnerable workers.
Feb 11 2019 7:01AM
Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalist: National Blood Authority deploys BloodNet5

Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalist: National Blood Authority deploys BloodNet5

Network revamp sates Australia’s bloodlust.
Feb 8 2019 11:26AM
Australia’s top tech companies for grads: survey

Australia’s top tech companies for grads: survey

IT best represented industry.
Feb 7 2019 11:56AM
Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalist: CUA AI chatbot

Benchmark Awards 2019 Finalist: CUA AI chatbot

'Sam' learns from each customer to nail its sales pitch.
Feb 7 2019 10:52AM
QUT poaches Metro North Hospital CIO

QUT poaches Metro North Hospital CIO

Cathy Ford to replace Judy Stokker.
Feb 6 2019 3:40PM

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