Tech Talks Every Tuesday

For the past few weeks, James from the Bitlink team has been heading into the ABC Radio studio in Launceston every Tuesday at 4:40 to speak with Polly McGee about the tech news of the moment.

To date, Polly and James have talked about wearable technology, the rise of streaming services like Netflix, metadata, new social media platforms and all manner of other topics.

The tech talk sessions will be continuing for the foreseeable future, so if you'd like to catch up on the latest with Polly and James, tune into ABC Northern Tasmania's Drive program every Tuesday at 4:40. If you miss an interview, you can always catch up via the Drive Soundcloud page.

James Riggall

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

James is a Tasmanian entrepreneur who found his start as a teacher at the Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HITLab) in Launceston, Tasmania. James worked at the HITLab for five years. During that time, he taught courses in virtual reality, augmented reality, entrepreneurship and video game design. In his teaching career, James worked extensively with international lecturers, including the founder of the original HITLab in Seattle, Professor Thomas Furness. James also helped facilitate many guest lectures from international speakers, including staff from Microsoft, Valve Software and Gas Powered Games, as well as numerous independent video game developers. James left the HITLab in 2012 to establish Bitlink. Bitlink is a technology consultancy and software development house which is based in Launceston. As consultants, the Bitlink team help local businesses get the most out of technology and build their own success in the digital economy. As developers, the team build mixed reality and data visualisation applications for a variety of hardware platforms. James serves as a director of Startup Tasmania, a not-for-profit organisation and networking group for Tasmanian entrepreneurs. James is also one of the key proponents of the Macquarie House Catalyst Project, an initiative which aims to convert an iconic historic building in Launceston into a coworking space for Tasmanian innovators.