Special effects in the movies, climate forecasting, better disease treatments, producing a clearer picture of Australia's water resources. Behind so much of what we do lies information and communication technologies (ICT) and services.

More Australians work in services than any other sector of the economy and Australian businesses put over a quarter of their research and development budget towards ICT-related research.

ICT and the maths behind services are enabling technologies that also drive growth in other industries such as health, energy and resources.