Sydney seeks feedback on smart city framework – Strategy – Projects – Hardware – Networking – Software- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

The City of Sydney is inviting feedback on its plans to become a smart city – an initiative designed to help the city cope with a booming population and changing climate.
The City’s draft Smart City Strategic Framework currently available for review outlines how Sydney plans to “do more with less” in terms of energy, resources and space thanks to data and “smart” infrastructure.
One of the important messages in the framework is that Sydney doesn’t want to have to reinvent the wheel in its smart city journey, which is perhaps why it’s let a number of major global cities (and even some smaller cities closer to home like Newcastle and Bendigo) get a head start adopting technologies like the internet of things (IoT) and predictive analytics.
Sydney also wants a “problem-driven, evidence-based approach” to smart city solutions rather than “installing technology for technology’s sake” to ensure any investment in technology and data delivers tangible benefits for the city’s residents, visitors and businesses.
“Rather than prescribing specific technological solutions, the framework promotes an outcomes-focused approach in which technology is woven into the fabric of everyday life to respond to real needs and flexibly adapt as contexts evolve and needs change,” the framework states.
Central to most of these suggestions is the notion of flexibility and interoperability – a nod to the rapid development in the IoT and smart city spaces to date that could spur unpredictable developments in the future.
Some of the technologies listed as possible places to start Sydney’s smart city journey include IoT-enabled bins similar to Newcastle and Melbourne’s, activity trackers that sense demand on the city’s pedestrian transport networks and resources over the course of a day, and a raft of ‘smart’ technologies to increase safety and undo some of the damage to the night time economy done by lockout laws including intelligent lighting, CCTV and transport systems.
It’s also flagged the use of IoT for temporary installations like festivals and events to help measure and manage crowds while supporting businesses in reaching consumers.
The annual winter light show of the Vivid festival is listed as a key opportunity for such initiatives, where feedback in recent years complained of “overcrowding, [a] lack of inclusive nightlife and under-performing cultural offerings”.
Any technologies and data could also be optimised for collaboration with other local governments across Greater Sydney, the framework said, to support connected communities and enhance service delivery.
However, not all parties may be on board with increased data collection and sharing – especially if done by corporate third parties.
Toronto’s foray into the smart city space with Alphabet Inc’s Sidewalk Labs has been plagued by fears that citizens’ data could be misused for mass surveillance all while strengthening the bottom line of Google’s parent company.
The City of Sydney is interested in feedback from its residents and businesses alike, and is inviting feedback until Monday 17 February.

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Treasury probes the fight for the ‘write’ to access your payments – Finance – Networking – Security – Software- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

The federal government has opened the door to relaxing merchant and buy-now pay-later access to everyday people’s bank accounts, confirming the highly controversial move is now in scope under an examination of the second tranche of open banking and Consumer Data Right.
Announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Thursday, the second inquiry will be headed by King Wood and Mallesons partner Scott Farrell and look at whether the CDR should be “expanded beyond its current “read” access to include “write” access to enable customers to apply for and manage products (including, for Open Banking, by initiating payments).”
The move to scope out who gets access to payment initiation requests – which are essentially an authority to electronically pull money from people’s bank accounts – is certain to trigger a fresh turf war between banks, payment schemes and the ballooning fintech sector over how money flows.
Much of the debate around ‘write access’ to date has been dominated by parts of the fintech sector pushing hard for legal air cover to change core customer data and to authorise payments from consumers.
Currently restricted to banks and authorised deposit taking institutions (ADI’s), the fintech sector, parts of the buy-now pay-later market, some neobanks and digital payment services want ‘write’ access liberalised to stimulate competition and innovation.
A central argument from many fintechs is that incumbent banks seek to smother competition and new entrants by foisting onerous compliance and regulatory requirements on start-ups and challengers, thus inhibiting competition.
Banks certainly have form for dragging out reforms.
The glacial pace of innovation over the last decade has prompted the Reserve Bank of Australia to repeatedly intervene in the payments market to force banks to innovate.
The most notable intervention has been the creation of the New Payments Platform to enable real-time payments and data modernisation.
But as the NPP takes shape and garners transaction volume, there are still widespread financial industry concerns over elements of the fintech sector and what controls are needed over their access to peoples’ money.
A key concern is around the heavy presence of unsecured lending and credit broking products and businesses and whether spivs now being frozen out by consumer and financial law reforms (like responsible lending requirements) are phoenixing themselves under the fintech halo.
In an excoriating submission to the current Senate fintech inquiry, the Consumer Law Centre and the Financial Law Centre filed a joint submission containing damning evidence of how screen scraping technology is used by lending market fintechs to fleece customers by signing them up to products without their consent.
The two legal advocacy groups have called for screen scraping to be banned outright to prevent consumer harm, a move many fintechs claim would make them unviable.
That submission is just one of more than a hundred made to the fintech and regtech inquiry that will soon hear evidence.
Much of the same evidence from those stakeholders is also likely to flow into the second probe of the Consumer Data Right run out of Treasury that will have a far more direct influence over regulatory and payment market changes when it kicks off.
Importantly, the second CDR probe will also rope in an examination of access to the New Payments Platform (NPP) which has already been developing a capability for the initiation of payment requests as part of its ongoing evolution.
A cohort of fintechs has been mounting a campaign for the NPP to lower the bar on security and compliance requirements to provide them with easier and cheaper access to the platform, demands regulators, banks security and part of law enforcement are decidedly cool on.
According to the Treasurer a key part of the new probe will be to investigate how the CDR can be “leveraged with other frameworks to enhance security, efficiency and the consumer experience including the New Payments Platform.”
The probe also wants to know whether the CDR can be “further used to overcome behavioural and regulatory barriers to allow consumers to conveniently and efficiently switch between products and providers.”
The NPP on Thursday issued a statement setting out the work it was doing on write access and stressed the need for strong authorisation and consent controls.
“Central to this capability is the account holder’s authorisation (or consent) for payments to be initiated from their bank account which is recorded in a digital payment arrangement or a ‘mandate’ that enables future payments to be processed by the account holder’s bank,” the NPP said.
“This functionality increases the visibility and control that account holders have over these various payment arrangements, resolving significant pain points with these kinds of payment arrangements today.’
Political support for the push to liberalise ‘write access’ for payments is far from assured, with Labor going decidedly cool on the very construct of the CDR during the last election campaign.
It is understood a particular concern that remains is whether open banking, and potentially other sectors, will start discriminatory pricing (sometimes called risk-based pricing) against consumers that have encountered financial difficulty and have spotty credit histories.
 The big fear is that pricing and risk algorithms will substantially jack-up prices and costs for consumers who are already struggling across products like insurance, loans and other credit based services, further pushing vulnerable consumers towards credit sharps.
Treasury said the second review into the CDR will report back to the government by September 2020 with an issues paper to be released soon.

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Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft’s work on Pentagon’s JEDI contract – Cloud – Security – Software- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it filed a motion in court to pause the US Department of Defense and Microsoft Corp from carrying out an up to US$10 billion cloud computing deal until a court rules on its protest of the contract award.
Amazon, originally considered to be the favorite to win the award, had indicated last week that it would file a temporary restraining order to require the Pentagon and Microsoft to hold off beyond initial activities for the contract.
Known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud, or JEDI, the contract is intended to give the military better access to data and technology from remote locations.
In a statement, Amazon’s cloud division Amazon Web Services said, “It is common practice to stay contract performance while a protest is pending, and it’s important that the numerous evaluation errors and blatant political interference that impacted the JEDI award decision be reviewed.”
The procurement process has been delayed by legal complaints and conflict of interest allegations. Most recently, Amazon has blamed US President Donald Trump for bias against the company and for improperly pressuring the Pentagon.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has rejected that there was bias and said the Pentagon made its choice fairly and freely without external influence.

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Sonos kills software updates for legacy products and customers aren’t happy – Blog – 10 minute

What just happened? Sonos earlier this week set off a firestorm among its most loyal customers when it announced that some legacy products would no longer be receiving software updates. For transition products like those that came out before software updates were a common occurrence, it is proving to be an issue.
Affected products include the original Zone Players, Connect and Connect: Amp (launched in 2006 and sold through 2015), the Bridge (launched in 2007), the first-gen Play:5 (launched in 2009) and the CR200, also launched in 2009. Updates will stop coming down the pipe in May 2020, the company said.
Sonos said it is proud of the fact that the products they build last a long time, noting that 92 percent of the products they’ve ever shipped are still in use today. Over time, however, technology has advanced at an exponential rate and some of their oldest products have been stretched to their technical limits in terms of processing power and memory.
Without new updates, Sonos said, access to services and overall functionality will eventually be disrupted.
It’s a concern that earlier generations of people and products simply never had to contend with. Back in the day, a new product was expected to perform exactly the same on the day it gets retired as it did on the day it was new. Nowadays, you have to factor software lifespan into the equation as products can be put out to pasture even if their hardware is still perfectly capable.

To help with the transition, Sonos offers a 30 percent discount on the purchase of new equipment when trading in your old gear. Products submitted for trade in will be put into recycle mode which deletes all personally identifiable information and preps them for recycling. Essentially, this irreversible mode bricks the item so it can’t be resold.
If you’d prefer to hang on to your original purchase, that’s perfectly acceptable, too. Just know that, eventually, one day, it will lose functionality and stop working as intended.
Even with the trade in offer, many are miffed. Lots of users have taken to Twitter to voice their displeasure. One user said that nobody spends thousands of dollars on high-end speakers and expects them to be rendered obsolete.
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Sonos to deny software updates to owners of older equipment | Technology – Blog – 10 minute

Speaker company Sonos will cut off its most loyal customers from future software updates entirely unless they replace their old equipment for newer models, it has announced.
The policy is unusual even within the novelty-obsessed technology industry, for the scope of the impact: customers who have a range of Sonos products, including the Connect, Bridge and first-generation Play:5 speakers, will not only never be able to update those devices but will also be blocked from updating any newer device that is connected to them.
“We’re extremely proud of the fact that we build products that last a long time, and that listeners continue to enjoy them,” the company said in a blogpost announcing the move. “In fact, 92% of the products we’ve ever shipped are still in use today. That is unheard of in the world of consumer electronics. However, we’ve now come to a point where some of the oldest products have been stretched to their technical limits in terms of memory and processing power.”
Sonos makes speakers and associated hardware that can be networked into a multi-room audio system. Known for being comparatively expensive, the company’s products nonetheless have a devoted following of customers.

A freeze on software updates will initially have little effect, but over time it will eventually prevent the speakers from working at all, “particularly as partners evolve their technology”, Sonos said. Unmentioned is the cybersecurity impact: without software updates, security vulnerabilities will remain unfixed, putting users’ networks at risk if they do not replace their devices.
The company has come under particular fire for the types of devices included in the block. Many are the sort that are physically built into the homes of users, as part of a wired-in multi-room audio arrangement. Others, including the Play:5, are high-quality speakers that continue to work for their intended purpose, playing audio.
And while Sonos emphasised the age of the technology in its initial release, noting that some of the hardware was launched almost 20 years ago, the company did not acknowledge that the devices were sold to new customers much more recently. In fact, the Sonos Connect remains on sale today, for £349 direct from the company itself. There is no note on the store page to warn would-be purchasers that the device will receive no further updates.
The company offered an alternative solution for users who want to continue to receive software updates: enable Recycle Mode on their older hardware, a setting that Sonos launched to some controversy in November. When Recycle Mode is enabled, Sonos credits the owner with a voucher worth 30% of the cost of the device – then sends a software update that renders the hardware unusable in the future.
“Anyone even remotely familiar with recycling can tell you the mantra ‘reduce, reuse, recycle,’” one user argued. “Recycling takes energy and, while it saves materials, reuse is always better. Sonos is throwing any claimed environmental friendliness in the trash in order to sell more speakers.”
At the time, Sonos said that Recycle Mode was optional, for customers who felt that “having modern Sonos devices capable of delivering these new experiences is important”. It added, in replies to concerned customers, that “we have no plans to suddenly make these devices obsolete”.
In recent months, Sonos has become more aggressive about trying to maintain profitability in the face of tough competition from rival technology platforms such as Apple, Google and Amazon. As well as the decision to end support for some devices, the company also launched a lawsuit against Google, claiming that it stole Sonos’s intellectual property and used to launch its own smart speaker, the Google Home. Sonos would have sued Amazon for the same infringement, its CEO said, but it felt that it only had the resources to fight one legal battle at a time.
Sonos did not reply to requests for comment from the Guardian.

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UN experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos – Security – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

UN experts have demanded an immediate investigation by US and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.
The UN special rapporteurs, Agnes Callamard and David Kaye, said on Wednesday that they had information pointing to the “possible involvement” of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the alleged 2018 cyberattack.
Saudi officials dismissed the allegations as absurd.
Callamard, the special rapporteur for extra-judicial killings, and Kaye, special rapporteur for free expression, said the allegation of Saudi involvement “demands immediate investigation by US and other relevant authorities”.
They said a forensic analysis of the alleged hacking, which a person familiar with the matter said had been commissioned by Bezos, concluded his phone was probably hijacked by a malicious video file sent from a WhatsApp account purportedly belonging to the crown prince in April or May of 2018.
The rapporteurs said the analysis, which they deemed credible, found that within hours of receiving the video there was “an anomalous and extreme change” in the device’s behaviour, with the level of outgoing data from the phone jumping nearly 300-fold.
Khashoggi killing
The allegations could further damage relations between billionaire tech tycoon Bezos and Riyadh, and risk harming the kingdom’s reputation with foreign powers and investors.
The alleged cyberattack is said to have taken place months before the October 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Bezos-owned Washington Post and a critic of the crown prince.
The CIA believed that Prince Mohammed ordered the killing of Khashoggi, sources told Reuters weeks later. He was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by Saudi agents and his body dismembered.
Prince Mohammed, or MbS, said last year that the killing was carried out by rogue operatives and that he did not order it.
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud dismissed the allegations of the prince’s involvement in any phone hack of Bezos.
“I think ‘absurd’ is exactly the right word,” he told Reuters in an interview in Davos. “The idea that the crown prince would hack Jeff Bezos’ phone is absolutely silly.”
Spyware suspects 
The special rapporteurs, who released their findings in a statement, report to the UN Human Rights Council but they are independent watchdogs and not UN officials.
Their recommendations are not binding on countries, though are widely seen as carrying moral weight.
They stopped short of identifying which specific technology might have been used in the alleged hack, but said software like that made by Israeli company NSO Group or Italian spyware maker Hacking Team could potentially have been deployed.
NSO denied its technology was used in the alleged hack.
“We know this because of how our software works and our technology cannot be used on US phone numbers,” it said. “Our products are only used to investigate terror and serious crime.”
After a merger last year, Hacking Team is now part of Swiss-Italian cyber intelligence firm Memento Labs. Memento Labs’ head, Paolo Lezzi, was not immediately available to comment but has previously said he has no knowledge of Hacking Team’s former operations.
Tempemail Enquirer
In another previous flashpoint between the Amazon founder and Riyadh, Bezos’ security chief said last year that the Saudi government had gained access to his phone and leaked messages to US tabloid the Tempemail Enquirer between Bezos and Lauren Sanchez, an ex-TV anchor who the newspaper said he was dating.
A month before, Bezos had accused the newspaper’s owner of trying to blackmail him with the threat of publishing “intimate photos” he allegedly sent to Sanchez.
The Saudi government has denied having anything to do with the Tempemail Enquirer reporting.
The Guardian first reported https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jan/21/amazon-boss-jeff-bezoss-phone-hacked-by-saudi-crown-prince the crown prince’s alleged involvement in a phone hacking plot on Bezos.
Saudi Arabia’s US embassy also dismissed the allegations.
“We call for an investigation on these claims so that we can have all the facts out,” it said in a message posted on Twitter.
Amazon declined to comment.

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Meet the Diversity finalists for the iTnews Benchmark Awards 2020 – Benchmarking Change – Finance – Strategy – Projects – Software- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

It’s no secret that technological change is increasingly instigating broader cultural change across public and private workplaces in Australia with employers looking to broaden how and who they attract to improve organisational and community outcomes.
But there’s a lot more to fostering a genuine culture of workplace diversity and balance than setting easy-to-hit KPIs or running one-off initiatives that just add another corporate t-shirt to the end of year office clean out.
This is the first year iTnews has recognised the pursuit of workplace diversity within the Australian IT sector which is well known for its gender imbalances and sometimes awkward cultural fits.
After some initial hesitation, several readers in the iTnews community prevailed upon us to put the call out to recognise initiatives that would otherwise be valuable but continue to fly under the radar and potentially limiting the wider social good they could deliver.
So we took the plunge – and were overwhelmed by what came in; and we’ll be revisiting many of the entries, not just the finalists, over coming months to illuminate the positive difference many people are making over and above their everyday workplace roles.
The winner is set to be announced at the Benchmark Awards gala dinner at KPMG’s Sydney offices on 5 March.

Western Sydney University: Mainstreaming Assistive Technology
Technology might have delivered convenience and efficiency for many, but it’s also created both challenges and opportunities for people living with a disability, especially when it comes to day-to-day work and study at one of Australia’s most respected tertiary institutions.
Rather than pigeonholing assistive technologies as a special case, Western Sydney University took the plunge to bake them into the fabric of the campus to create equity and inclusion right in the learning environment right down to the support streams.

DXC: The Dandelion Program
Now employing more than 100 people on the autism spectrum including 20 technical and support leads across cyber, analytics and software testing DXC’s flagship social impact initiative is now scaling and placing staff across banks and major government agencies.
In a case of looking at how to harness high level skills while overcoming traditional recruitment discrimination, Dandelion leapfrogs traditional perceptions to create opportunity, reward and meaning for both workers and organisations.

Transport for NSW: Opal Travel App 2.0 Redesign – Inclusive Trip Planning & Management
Transport for NSW’s Opal card deployment may have been a cracking success, but when it comes to an app-driven transactional culture in public transport, it’s vital people with a disability can come along for the improved ride rather than being left behind.
Rather than just ticking accessibility compliance boxes, the project went all out to design an app user experience that went to new levels for users both with and without disabilities encompassing mobile accessibility, people with low vision and people cognitive and learning disabilities.

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Sonos customers up in arms over move to stop updates for older speakers – Cloud – Hardware – Software- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

Sonos Inc is facing a social media firestorm after the wireless speaker pioneer decided to stop software updates for some of its older products.
Hours after the company made the announcement on Tuesday, customers went on Twitter using the trending hashtag #SonosBoycott and tagging the company’s chief executive officer, Patrick Spence, with their questions.
“@Patrick_Spence would you like to buy my 3 yr old @Sonos equipment? I guess you know how to use it as a doorstop soon,” one Twitter user, @itnopred, asked the CEO.
Customers received an email from Sonos saying the company would no longer support some models launched between 2006 and 2009 after May.
Sonos gave customers the option to either continue using the products without any new updates and features in the future or buy a new Sonos product with a 30% credit for each product replaced.
“Is this some kind of sick joke? … How to kill a brand 101. Your discount is a joke,” @Ben_Willee tweeted.
Spence has not personally responded to Twitter users, but the Sonos support team has been replying to irate customers.
“As this is the first time we’ve had to end software updates for any music player, we recognize this is new for Sonos owners, just as it is for Sonos,” a Sonos spokesman said in a statement.
“We’ve now come to the point where our oldest products have been stretched to their technical limits in terms of memory and processing power.”
Sonos’ speakers and the company’s tie-ups with around 100 music streaming providers, including Apple Music and Spotify, have attracted audiophiles around the world. The company, founded in 2002, listed on the stock exchange in 2018.
But as Amazon Inc’s Echo, Google’s Home and Apple’s HomePod entered the market, the Santa Barbara, California-based company faced pressure over pricing and the variety of its products.
“This is nothing more than a big rip off by a company that just went public … I will never purchase their products again. I hope they go bankrupt,” Facebook user Stephen Salay posted in a private group for Sonos users.
Many customers also highlighted the environmental aspect of the move at a time when people are buying more and more devices and then abandoning them quickly, increasing landfill waste.
Shares of the company were down 1.2 percent at US$14.62 in early trading on Wednesday.
 

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How NAB uses machine learning to find faked loan docs – Finance – Cloud – Security – Software- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

NAB has finally revealed the nature of a fraud-related machine learning use case, with the algorithm being used to detect people that file fake documentation in support of loan applications.
Chief data officer Glenda Crisp first disclosed the fraud-related use case at AWS Summit in Sydney back in May 2019, but largely declined to discuss it.
“We’ve been able to do some interesting things around fraud and I don’t like to talk about this too much,” she said at the time.
Speaking at AWS re:Invent 2019 in Las Vegas last month, Crisp provided the first indication of where the bank is targeting instances of fraud with its machine learning efforts.
“In terms of machine learning models, we’ve been working on building this capability for a little while now,” she said.
“We’re starting in the areas you would expect a bank to start in: anti-money laundering, cyber and fraud.
“Let me just talk about fraud quickly. This may be a shock to some of you in the room, but there are people who actually lie on their loan applications. And not only do they lie, they send us fake documentation like fake payslips.
“So we are building a machine learning model – it’s actually fairly advanced through its training right now – to try to identify fake and falsified documentation, and we’re seeing some really good improvements over the traditional models that we’ve used.”
Crisp also discussed the existence of a second machine learning model that is performing “topic and theme analytics around customer complaints.”
“We get customer complaints, and we actually would like to know what’s driving those complaints,” Crisp said.
“So we have a machine learning model that’s been running for a few months now on those [complaints].
“What I, as a CDO, am most interested in and I track most closely is the percentage of customer complaints related to data quality and so that’s a number that I want to drive down because I don’t think that should happen. 
“I think our customers should be able to trust us for good quality data.”
Experimental ‘labs’
NAB is using AWS SageMaker to allow around 400 data scientists and analytics team members to build, train and deploy machine learning models.
This forms part of a toolkit that NAB calls its Discovery Cloud or NDC.
“This is where we are building machine learning models and predictive analytics,” Crisp said.
Crisp said that data scientists were able to spin up temporary “data labs” to experiment building models for up to 90 days – sometimes longer if required.
She said there were currently 55 data labs running within NAB, “each of them with usually one, maybe two use cases going at any point in time.”
The creation and destruction of data labs happened automatically using AWS services, and they contained appropriate guardrails to ensure safe experimentation. 
The automatic time limitation was intended to ensure that models were not run permanently in the labs, but were instead migrated into regular production environments if they were deemed ready.
“[Labs are] not meant to be running models all the time,” Crisp said.
“This is meant as a development or an experimentation area, so if you do build a model, and you do want it to go to production, we have a path to production and we have a production-run environment that it’ll then live in, and we have all the right operational controls around that.”
Crisp noted that NDC is the portion of NAB’s data environment that is most likely to change rapidly.
“This is probably the part of the architecture that shifts and is trying out new things the most,” she said.
“We’re constantly looking at new ways to do things. 
“We’ve got a PoC going with H2O.ai, and Databricks is something else that we’re exploring as well. So you’ll see us trying things in here. 
“This part of the architecture especially will change pretty rapidly over the next six to 12 months.”

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Farmers crack whip on data rights in agtech reality check – Strategy – Networking – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail – Blog – 10 minute

Australian farmers are renown cutting through the crap routinely delivered by big corporates and politicians seeking to look closer to the land.
So it was only ever really a matter of time before the public relations props of agtech and blockchain felt the sharp sting of reality from the rural stock whip.
So it was this week, when the Tempemail Farmers Federation bowled up its extensive and plain English take on all things agtech, X-tech, telco and blockchain to Canberra, tipping a bucket on all the giddy talk of IoT powered farms, supply chain transformation and robots in the fields.
There is plenty of innovation happening in the ag sector, the peak body for farmers duly notes, but there’s also quite a few annoying tech issues getting in the way; and a tendency for the tech sector to try and tell people on the land how to run their farms with gadgets when more basic fixes are needed.
Like broadband, which the NFF notes could be a lot better in its submission to the Senate Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology, especially if the raft of tech pilots and prototypes are ever to make it into everyday use.
“Future applications will further encompass data-driven technologies that employ automation and robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and satellite and remote sensing capabilities,” the NFF said in its submission.
“The nature of the broadband connectivity options available (including coverage, speed, price, capacity and latency) is an important factor in technology uptake, and the poor quality of services in areas of regional Australia is a major factor restricting uptake.” 
The issues of bush broadband, or lack thereof, is of course well-documented and has for decades been the subject of direct government regulatory interventions such as the Universal Service Obligation to stop telcos deserting or price gouging regional areas.
Even when there is access, farmers note that a fair bit of the agtech pushed in their direction doesn’t really pass muster on the usefulness front.
“Producers perceive the value propositions of agtech products and services to be weak. This issue is compounded by a lack of interoperability between products – i.e. farmers are unwilling to pay for a tool that isn’t compatible with the machinery / software / other tech that they already use or might purchase,” the NFF paper notes.
“Technologies are being pushed into the industry by entrepreneurs who do not understand the complexities of farming, rather than pulled into agriculture by producers who see value to be gained from adopting agtech solutions.”
Farmers are also justifiably wary of just giving up their data or being locked into platforms on promises of great things to come.
With agricultural data being a prized asset in terms of trading and pricing on commodities markets for centuries, farmers want to know who is getting what when they plug into new systems.
“Concerns about data privacy and ownership, and how farm data is used by agtech providers, undermines trust and can limit uptake. In addition to these cross-cutting barriers, there are specific issues preventing uptake of individual technologies.”
On that front blockchain gets a special mention, not so much for its immutable utility but for its power bill, which is pretty steep.
“Research has found that key limitations to the widespread uptake of commercial blockchain applications in agriculture include high energy requirements to fuel processing power,” the NFF paper says.
The paper also singles out the “availability of mechanisms, such as sensors and automated data capture, to capture error-free data” noting that adoption “may require an investment in additional, accurate data collection, and the returns on this investment are not yet assured.”
“There is a significant and increasing amount of data collected on-farm and through the supply chain, and while the potential benefits and value of using this data are considerable, the tension between those who provide the data (farmers) and those who collect and have rights to the use of the data (agribusinesses and third parties) is a major hurdle to realising those benefits,” the NFF paper says.
Farmers also want a say on how data reaped from the land is used, going as far to push a regulatory code back to industry, with the NFF developing “a voluntary Farm Data Code of Practice, to provide assurance to farmers around how their data will be used and that the value coming from that data will flow back to farmers.”
You don’t hear about that one in too many IoT case studies.

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