Hunter’s digital new beginning

Which valley has a tech industry that produces military war game simulators, globally awarded website design and analytics software worth $500,000 a pop?

The Hunter Valley has quietly grown a crop of successful tech companies of which Bohemia Interactive Simulations and Newism are some of the better known.

Now an ambitious group of business people has launched a bid to transform Newcastle and the Hunter region into a global digital mecca by 2020.

”We’ve got all the talent and lots of small technology and creative companies but our narrative around the region is purely minerals,” said Gordon Whitehead, vice-president of the Hunter DiGiT taskforce.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/business-it/hunters-digital-new-beginning-20121203-2ar1v.html#ixzz2E4lfJTp0

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