11 August 2021

Tyro proud to play a part in the launch of the Tech Council of Australia

Tyro is proud to be a founding member of the Technology Council of Australia, a new peak body representing Australia’s technology sector, which officially launched today.

The formation of the Tech Council by senior and emerging leaders across Australia’s tech sector recognises that Australia’s tech sector is now a key pillar of the economy, employing 861,000 people and contributing $167 billion to the economy annually. The tech sector is also crucial to Australia’s recovery and reopening.

With 23 founding member companies, from a diverse cross-section of the technology landscape, the Tech Council will provide a single, constructive voice for the tech sector to work collaboratively with governments, businesses and the wider community.

Robbie Cooke, Tyro CEO commented: “There is enormous opportunity for Australia’s vibrant tech sector to continue to thrive, we are at an exciting juncture where we can really benefit the Australian economy and demonstrate Australian smarts to the world. Throughout my career I have witnessed the value that home-grown tech and innovation has delivered from both a community and business perspective. With this new united voice for the sector, the sky’s the limit.”

About the Technology Council of Australia

The Tech Council’s mission is to help grow Australia’s tech sector and drive a tech-supported recovery. Founded on the principle that technology can bring vast economic benefits, and the understanding that its implementation must benefit people, organisations and societies, the

Tech Council will focus on initiatives that:

  1. support growth of, and investment in, Australia’s tech sector;
  2. generate more jobs and pathways into them and
  3. help develop effective regulation for new and emerging technologies.

The Tech Council will also take on the responsibilities of StartupAUS and will continue to advocate strongly for the interests of early and growth-stage technology businesses as a core part of its remit.

Find out more at techcouncil.com.au.