Business View Oceania | April/May 2022

9 10 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4 BUSINESS VIEW OCEANIA VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4 AT A GLANCE AUSTRALIAN INFORMATION INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (AIIA) WHAT: Peak body organisation representing Australia’s innovation technology ecosystem WHERE: AIIA has offices in Melbourne (VIC) and Canberra (ACT) WEBSITE: australian information industry association (AIIA) T he Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) proudly represents the depth and breadth of innovation technology companies and their staff across the country. Originally formed in 1978 as the Australian Computer Equipment Suppliers’ Association, it was one of Australia’s very first technology industry bodies. These days, the association is the peak representative advocating for all those within our digital ecosystem. The AIIA exists to represent, connect, influence, grow, and partner with the information industry, championing its evolution and advancement. AIIA supports hundreds of company members, equating to over 750,000 workers in industry and vendor communities, through advocacy, community, education, networking, innovation development, and information and resource provision. The AIIA’s full and associate memberships are 87% small to medium businesses, but also include global and multinational corporations, national organisations, start- ups, digital incubators, and innovation labs, universities, TAFEs, and technology Stimulating Growth in Australia’s Digital Ecosystem