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

General Electric’s CDO tapped to lead Lendlease digital branch

General Electric’s CDO tapped to lead Lendlease digital branch

Bill Ruh to lead data, automation push at the construction giant.
Dec 18 2018 2:02PM
'Get a warrant' - fresh DNA data protection demands from University of Queensland

'Get a warrant' - fresh DNA data protection demands from University of Queensland

Calls for a Genetic Data Protection Act to maintain trust.
Dec 18 2018 11:06AM
Federal govt pledges $17m for online safety education package

Federal govt pledges $17m for online safety education package

Plans for Online Safety Charter to protect kids on digital platforms.
Dec 17 2018 4:04PM
Microsoft, Macquarie Group and KPMG throw weight behind AI institute

Microsoft, Macquarie Group and KPMG throw weight behind AI institute

Industry buy-in to help ANU create new field of applied science.
Dec 17 2018 11:43AM
Airports without the queues could be a reality with new ANU sensor

Airports without the queues could be a reality with new ANU sensor

Security minus the wait.
Dec 17 2018 7:00AM
IAG teams up with Data61, USyd over AI ethics institute

IAG teams up with Data61, USyd over AI ethics institute

To promote fair policy and practice.
Dec 13 2018 11:29AM
Australian Space Agency lands in Adelaide

Australian Space Agency lands in Adelaide

Plans to be up and running at former hospital by mid-2019.
Dec 12 2018 9:50AM
US advised to adopt Australia's 'archaic' voting system in the age of hacks

US advised to adopt Australia's 'archaic' voting system in the age of hacks

ANU says pencil and paper ballots are better for democracy.
Dec 11 2018 11:29AM
KPMG exec to lead heavy industry data science innovation hub

KPMG exec to lead heavy industry data science innovation hub

Commercialisation director leaves for Curtin Uni.
Dec 10 2018 1:58PM
Council parking permits ticketed to go virtual

Council parking permits ticketed to go virtual

Permit applications no longer mean schlepping into council's offices.
Dec 7 2018 7:00AM
Mutuals light a fire under Big Four banks on tech renewal

Mutuals light a fire under Big Four banks on tech renewal

Less bloat, more speed.
Dec 7 2018 6:55AM
Swinburne connects with LinkedIn for digital workforce centre

Swinburne connects with LinkedIn for digital workforce centre

To prepare students and business for disruption.
Dec 6 2018 11:49AM
RMIT builds platform to deliver on IoT predictive maintenance hype

RMIT builds platform to deliver on IoT predictive maintenance hype

Machine learning to drive savings in asset management.
Dec 6 2018 6:30AM
CSIRO prepares to launch cheap nanosatellite pilot

CSIRO prepares to launch cheap nanosatellite pilot

CubeSat trio liftoff planned for 2020.
Dec 5 2018 11:26AM
NSW councils to trial smart beach tech to reduce drownings

NSW councils to trial smart beach tech to reduce drownings

Thanks to federal smart cities grant.
Dec 4 2018 11:34AM
ACMA unveils Scam Technology Project to blitz cold callers

ACMA unveils Scam Technology Project to blitz cold callers

Regulatory skunk works.
Dec 4 2018 7:00AM
Australia’s diplomats at odds with crypto bill

Australia’s diplomats at odds with crypto bill

DFAT signs on to Paris Call for cyber stability.
Dec 3 2018 12:00PM
Seniors' driving ability tested with mixed-reality driving simulator

Seniors' driving ability tested with mixed-reality driving simulator

'Hector' helps study driver reaction times.
Dec 3 2018 11:55AM
La Trobe Uni deploys classroom helper bot to boost engagement

La Trobe Uni deploys classroom helper bot to boost engagement

Tailors learning activities for special needs students.
Dec 3 2018 11:27AM
Sharks and crocs prompt AI harbour management system

Sharks and crocs prompt AI harbour management system

Safely monitoring fish species from dry land.
Nov 30 2018 11:13AM

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