What's your DIF story?

Do you have an inspirational story to tell? Are you an innovative entrepreneur, a technological genius or a digital natives who lives/works/plays in Victoria? We want to know what's your DIF story.

Digital Innovation Festival showcases and connects digital innovators. Join in and celebrate the ‘Victorian Difference’ that drives industry, entrepreneurs and students to not only be different but make a difference through digital technology. The Festival runs across Victoria from the last week in August to the first week of September. Showcasing excellence across Victoria’s digital technology sector to ensure greater collaboration, connectivity and innovation. From The DIF Showcase @ Hub Melbourne to Gippsland's Binary Shift and Events Horizon conferences there's lots to explore.

Victoria supports and fosters a culture of innovation, leadership and global capabilities through its organic, vibrant digital tech ecosystem. Thriving on diversity of gender and ideas to grow our entrepreneurial start up talent, the festival brings together a range of crowdsourced, curated and sponsored events that highlights how Victoria’s digital technology ecosystem contributes to our society and economy. But you don't have to be running an event in the festival to be part of it.

Invitation to share your DIF story

Digital innovation intersects with all areas of life, and we want to hear stories from Victorian’s who make a difference through technology every day. We invite you to share your experience of living and working in Victoria and write a short blog post that you can publish here on your LinkedIn profile, company site or other professional network. We will also republish this across social media, digital platforms and as an e-book collection post the festival.

So please share your story - whether you're a digital change maker, industry expert, thought leader, hard working entrepreneur, student or startup - we want to know your experience of what we call the ‘Victorian Difference’ #DIFvic.

Some questions for inspiration...

  • What’s the driving force for you as an individual that embraces change in a digital world?
  • What inspires you to make a difference, push boundaries, find solutions?
  • What’s unique about the digital technology sector in Melbourne/Victoria? Why do you choose to live and work in Melbourne/Victoria?
  • What is your experience of living and working in Melbourne/Bendigo/Castlemaine’s digital innovation ecosystem?
  • In your work life how does digital innovation manifest?
  • Why did you establish/move your business to Melbourne/Geelong/Traralgon?
  • How is digital technology changing the nature of your business?
  • What’s the impact of digital on your workforce and industry?
  • What does digital economy mean to you?
  • How has digital technology changed since you started in your career?
  • What top tips would you give a startup launching in Melbourne/regional Victoria?
  • What positive stories can you share about the benefits that digital delivers/offers?

If you have any questions just ask!

Kelly Hutchinson, DIF Festival Manger kelly.hutchinson@ecodev.vic.gov.au or the DIF team digital.innovation@ecodev.vic.gov.au

More info www.vic.gov.au/dif