Founded in 1998, TASICT is Tasmania’s peak industry body for the Information Communication Technology sector.


What TASICT has achieved for our industry

TASICT continues to focus on its vision for a large, dynamic and innovative Tasmanian ICT industry, recognised for its significant contribution to the economic and social wealth of all Tasmanians.
Objective 1: Representing the Industry to Government:

  • Participation in the Premier’s Telecommunications Roundtable to develop the vision for Tasmania’s broadband-enabled future.
  • Membership of the Infrastructure Leader’s Group to contribute to the the development of a 10-year State Infrastructure Strategy.
  • Representation to the Public Sector Management Office regarding the negative impact of changes to the government IT traineeship scheme.
  • Meetings individually with State and Federal political leaders.
  • Discussions with Economic Development, Treasury, DPAC, DIER on various industry issues.
  • Initiating and establishing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Digital Industries Advisory Council.
  • Continuing input and discussions with Stephen Conroy, Federal Minister for Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy, regarding the NBN project.

Objective 2: Facilitate an Active Policy Forum

  • TASICT hosted Opposition Spokesperson for Broadband and Communications, Malcolm Turnbull at a business lunch in April 2013.
  • TASICT is engaged with the Tasmanian radio, TV, print and electronic media and regularly contributes to the public debate on ICT issues.
  • TASCIT has developed public policy positions on government representation, skills development, government procurement and the NBN project to stimulate debate in advance of the upcoming state election.

Objective 3: Create Channels of Communication

  • Collating and distributing regular electronic bulletins on industry news and events
  • Delivering the first of three annual ICT Industry Sector Assessment reports
  • Organising and facilitating links between the ICT industry and the State Government, UTAS, Education Department, CSIRO, TECC, Digital Industries Advisory Council, TCCI
  • Increasing TASICT’s membership by over 60% in one year

Objective 4: Provide Networking Opportunities

TASICT continues to create opportunities for the Tasmanian ICT Industry to gather, socialise, and discuss issues of importance throughout the year. Events from this past year include:

  • November 2008: Tasmanian ICT Industry Awards Dinner attended by Premier David Bartlett and over 300 TASICT members and guests.
  • February 2009: Presentation of the 2008 ICT Industry Assessment Report by Treasurer Michael Aird.
  • March 2009: TASICT presented the Marketing & Media Management Workshop
  • April 2009: TASICT attended in force at the ACCI/TCCI Malcolm Turnbull dinner
  • May 2009: TASICT Industry and Educators Panel Forum, featuring UTAS, Skills Institute, Polytechnic, Skills Tasmania, and NDA all together for the first time.
  • June 2009: TASICT and IBM Innovations Breakfast Forum
  • July 2009: Launch of TASICT Policy Statements and presentation from Michael Field, chairman of the Tasmanian Innovations Board
  • September 2012: TASICT Industry Awards Dinner
  • April 2013: Malcolm Turnbull business lunch.
  • June 2013: Annual TASICT Conference
  • November 2013:  TASICT Industry Awards Dinner with Premier Giddings, Ministers O'Byrne and Ferguson and Shadow Minister Ferguson.

Objective 5: Recognise and Celebrate Success

TASICT hosted the 2013 Tasmanian ICT Industry Awards and celebrated the success of Tasmanian ICT businesses with over 250 TASICT members and guests.

Visit our 2013 and 2014 events pages for more information.



TasICT is proudly sponsored by


  • TasNetworks
  • Tasmanian Government
  • Telstra
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Staples
  • DXC
  • Hays
  • TasmaNet
  • CGI
  • Launtel
  • ISW
  • RXP Services
  • The Project Lab
  • Anderson Morgan
  • Fortinet
  • 2PM Services
  • TIMG