- ODA, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, have partnered with Dickerson Digital to become a certified ‘Supply Nation’ provider.
- Dickerson Digital’s team of software developers are working with ODA on a smart light pole project for roads, rail & air.
- Supply Nation is a non-profit organisation that aims to grow the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business sector through the promotion of supplier diversity in Australia.
- Partnership is aimed to carry out contract work on multiple projects as an indigenous controlled entity.
Dickerson Digital (DD) has expertise in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) cyber security, ICT Services and, internet of things (IOT). DD has a team of software developers and has been working with Orcoda on a smart light pole technology project for roads, rail & air.
About Supply Nation:
Supply Nation is working to connect over 2,800 verified Indigenous businesses on Indigenous Business Direct with more than 450 paid corporate, government and not-for-profit members across every state and territory. Supplier diversity is a growing movement in Australia and we are grateful to be part of creating a more inclusive economy and help Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Authorities to meet its target of awarding 3% – 5% of all Government contracts to indigenous controlled organisations.
Michael Dickerson, Co-founder of Dickerson Digital and New Director of RC (North Qld) Pty Ltd said; “As a proud Wajarri-Nanda Man, ‘Desert Meets Sea’, from Yamtaji Country, it is wonderful to be working with the team at Orcoda on making tangible changes to the engagement of Aboriginal people in business today”
“We greatly value our on-going relationship with Orcoda, their expertise and practical approach to management and optimizing work processes through the use of digital applications has been a key part of our strategy to deliver benefits to indigenous communities. We are excited about the relationship we have formed with Orcoda and we look forward to collaborating with Orcoda on further innovations in the coming years as we win more Government transport infrastructure contracts”.
Geoff Jamieson, Orcoda Managing Director said; “At Orcoda we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.”
“With approximately $110 billion being spent on transport infrastructure works over the next 10 years, I believe with Orcoda’s contracting, management and technology expertise in transport logistics and transport services in road, rail and air, we can win a sufficient percentage of Government spend on transport infrastructure to deliver significant benefits to indigenous communities we engage with and at the same time deliver significant benefits to our Orcoda shareholders”.