Wednesday, July 15th, 2009
SABRENet Ltd. Chief Executive James Tizard has been appointed to a dual role as ‘eResearch’ grows into a strategic research capability for South Australia.

“Mr Tizard’s dual appointment as Director of eResearch SA and Chief Executive of SABRENet Ltd. will benefit the State’s researchers whose work relies on high-speed broadband and advanced Information and Communication Technology services such as data management and sharing, research collaboration, high performance computing and visualisation,” said eResearch SA Chair, Emeritus Professor Max Brennan AO.

“Research that maps the human genome, the galaxy and the ocean, for example, would be impossible without these tools.”

eResearch SA (formerly the South Australian Partnership for Advanced Computing) is a collaborative joint venture between the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia.

In its May Budget the Commonwealth Government signposted eResearch as a critical growth area with over $380 million allocated to a range of programs through the Super Science initiatives, including $184 million targeted spending on research data storage, data management and ultra-fast broadband.

“This dual appointment is important in the national context because it ensures our researchers and policymakers will benefit from a coordinated approach to the Super Science investments,” Professor Brennan said.

SABRENet Ltd. Chair Paul Sherlock agreed: “The research and education community in South Australia will benefit enormously from SABRENet and eResearch SA working closely together – it is a unique and innovative strategy.”

James Tizard has worked for over 25 years in a variety of public sector ICT roles spanning software development, research, government policy and infrastructure development.

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SABRENET & eResearch SA

SABRENet Ltd operates a high-speed fibre-optic broadband network linking over 50 research and education sites in South Australia. 

eResearch SA provides advanced ICT solutions to South Australian researchers, including data management and sharing, research collaboration, high performance computing, visualisation and education and training.

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P: 0420 959 278


SABRENet Ltd Chief Executive James Tizard has been appointed Director of eResearch SA. The dual role reflects South Australia's focus on eResearch as a strategic capability.



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