The week of Monday 17 to Sunday 23 June 2019 started to see some actual winter in the Blue Mountains, though I was in Sydney for three days. I was also productive.
Wednesday was an educational evening of Malaysian experiences. The Lowy Institute panel discussion with James Chin and Vilashini Somiah on building the New Malaysia fascinating, and dinner afterwards at Chef Rasa Sayang was delightful. Both are recommended.
- “The 9pm Arch Window of the Technological Cold War Butt-Mouse”, being The 9pm Edict episode 89 with Nicholas Fryer. Itâ€™s also onÂ SpreakerÂ andÂ SoundCloud.
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- 5G just part of technologyâ€™s â€˜new Cold War frontlineâ€™, ZDNet Australia, 17 June 2019. This is another story from Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) conference War in 2025.
- New ACSC head announced: Rachel Noble, ZDNet Australia, 19 June 2019.
- On Wednesday evening there were of course some lovely snacks at the Lowy Institute event.
The Week Ahead
The week will be about writing, primarily for ZDNet. I’ve accumulated a bunch of material in recent weeks, and I need to turn that into written words. To make it more bearable I’ll try to work in a couple different locations.
On Thursday I’ll head down to Ashfield in Sydney for some more cat-sitting across the weekend.
The first week of July will include the first sitting week of the new Australian Parliament, so there’s bound to be some news from that.
Beyond that, here’s a very partial list of some events that I’m planning to attend. Please let me know if there’s anything I should add. Send airline tickets.
- Hugh White: How to defend Australia, Lowy Institute, Sydney, 16 July 2019.
- Mapping power in Asia, the launch of the 2019 Lowy Institute Asia Power Index, Sydney, 23 July 2019.
- Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Sydney, 19â€“20 August 2019.
- APNIC 48, Chiang Mai, 9â€“11 September 2019. I’ll start in Bangkok a few days beforehand, though, and get the train up to Chiang Mai to see a bit of the countryside.
- Australian Cyber Conference 2019, Melbourne, 8â€“10 October 2019. The excellent Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Conference is now rolled into this event.
[Photo: 1 Bligh, Sydney. The atrium of the office building at 1 Bligh Street, Sydney, photographed on 19 June 2019.]