GUEST OPINION: Hit ‘sustainability Australia’ into a search engine, and the results reveal a broad spectrum of issues: farming, solar power, irrigation, Great Barrier Reef, e-vehicles, e-homes and forestry, and many more.
A $25 million facility has been launched to drive innovation and foster industrial output in an area dubbed the heart of Sydney’s tech central.
Australia’s tech industry peak body the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has called on the Federal Government to ensure that visas for skilled ICT professionals are prioritised to address Australia’s significant shortages of skilled workers as the country’s borders reopen.
EVENT INVITATION: SAP is opening the doors of its offices to invite you to share, create, listen, connect, and grow during its Effect innovation experience.
Ten ‘innovative’ manufacturers are sharing in more than $5.7 million in funding from the Federal Government to help commercialise their great ideas, to scale up their operations and bring their products to market.
Microsoft has signed a three-year strategic technology and services agreement with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises which will use Azure to help accelerate the company’s modernisation and expansion plans.
GUEST OPINION by Kristian Yench, Manager – Solutions Consultancy at Tecala: When it comes to making effective use of business technology, it’s all too easy to be distracted by the latest shiny new thing. Buzzwords such as ‘digital transformation’, ‘intelligent automation’ and ‘connected business’ appear full of promise and potential – especially in our times of COVID where there’s even greater pressure on technology to be an instrument for effective business change.
GUEST OPINION by Adrian Iannessa, senior director of technology, Dell Technologies ANZ: It has been 18 months since the world woke up to the ‘new normal’, many countries are now adapting to waves of new strains, rolling out vaccination programs and states are fluctuating between eased restrictions and lockdowns. Through all that, we now have the possibility to build a bold new world as we look to the future. But first, we have some reflecting to do.
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s establishment of a $500 million Digital Capability Fund to support investment in digital services.
Australian energy company and smart energy innovator carbonTRACK has secured a share of $25.1 million in innovation funding to accelerate the commercialisation of its energy management technology.
British telco BT and Microsoft have announced a new strategic partnership designed to accelerate innovation across enterprise voice, cyber security and industry-focused services in sectors from digital manufacturing to health, "setting businesses" in the UK and around the world back to growth.
Debit card system provider eftpos has collaborated with FinTech Australia, to propose a report recommending how Australian fintechs can best leverage the eftpos digital roadmap and API programs - and work in partnership for the betterment of Australia’s digital economy.
Cloud data management company Rubrik has appointed Anneka Gupta as Chief Product Officer.
Telecoms industry peak body Communications Alliance has announced the 2021 finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence - the ACOMMS - which recognise exemplary achievement across 12 categories of endeavour.
Australian-listed satellite provider Kleos Space has appointed co-founder Miles Ashcroft to the role of Chief Innovation Officer to overseee the company’s research and innovation activity.
Ericsson announces Telstra as one of six telecom operators globally to join Ericsson Startup 5G in 2021, a program designed to foster collaboration between operators and startups to unlock the consumer potential of 5G.
Amazon Australia has announced the winners of its Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grantsinitiative, awarding five grants worth more than $200,000 each to trailblazing entrepreneurs and startups across Australia.
Industrial automation and digital transformation company Rockwell Automation has launched a new brand - LifecycleIQ Services - it says is designed to help companies innovate faster and improve efficiencies during the age of digitalisation,
Indian outsourcing giant Infosys has joined forces with Australia’s Deakin University to develop a strategic action plan for research, innovation and skill development.
Future Makers is an annual program launched by Optus to foster innovative tech solutions which address social challenges for disadvantaged and vulnerable people, with five digital innovators sharing in the $200,000 grant pool and Maslow Co-founder Nitin Ferdandez scoring the top grant of $75,000 grant as well as winning an additional $10,000 People’s Choice Award.
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