Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Community-led FTT DAO raises $7 million donated by FTX token fans

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FTT DAO, a community-led ecosystem DAO, received 250,000 $FTT, worth about $7m, in community donations to kick start its activities. A number of community contributors took part in the donation to help grow FTT DAO. Through this donation, which will be used as an ecosystem fund, FTT DAO plans to support upcoming community-led projects across areas like crypto education, decentralized finance and effective altruism for the FTT community.

ASTN and Melbourne Renegades launch open innovation program

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The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) has announced that Aussie sportstech startups will have the opportunity to pitch their tech to the Melbourne Renegades as part of a pilot opportunity in a new Open Innovation Pathway program facilitated by ASTN. The Melbourne Renegades will share three business challenges with participating startups that the Big Bash League team is looking to solve by piloting technology solutions or products.

Rinnai Australia unveils its world first renewables energy technologies

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As part of the ‘Rinnai Global Innovation Manifesto’ announced in November 2021, which seeks to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050, Rinnai Australia unveiled two new renewable product technologies designed to support Australia’s clean energy mix future.

Professor Andrew Turpin appointed inaugural Curtin Chair in Big Data

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A new Chair appointment through the Lions Eye Institute and Curtin University will significantly enhance Western Australia’s international competitiveness in artificial intelligence (AI), image analysis and computation involving large medical datasets. Curated industry expert, Professor Andrew Turpin has been appointed as the inaugural Lions Curtin Chair in Ophthalmic Big Data.

Brands using game advertising to reach diverse audiences finds IAB

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In a marked shift from being used to reach niche, hard-to-reach audiences, the second wave of the 2022 IAB Australia Game Advertising State of the Nation report has found that media agencies now see game advertising as an opportunity to reach diverse audience groups.

SAP APAC Japan announces the appointment of Angela Colantuono

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SAP APAC Japan (APJ) announced the appointment of Angela Colantuono to the position of SVP and Head of SAP SuccessFactors Human Experience Management Suite (HXM) in APJ.

Sans Drinks partners with NetSuite to give its customers healthy choices

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Sans Drinks, Aussie’s first physical non-alcoholic bottle shop and online superstore, has selected Oracle NetSuite to support its mission to give people, healthier shopping choices. With NetSuite, Sans Drinks will be able to take advantage of an integrated business platform to support its expanded business by unifying finance, inventory, and sales data, including all client transactions from in-store at point-of-sale to ecommerce ordering and invoicing.

RMIT Online partners with Adobe and Merkle to kickstart careers in design

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RMIT Online partners with Adobe and Merkle to create a course to accelerate careers with graphic design principles, capabilities, and tools within a digital delivery environment. The online arm of RMIT University is launching the course in response to the growing demand for design skills in many unrelated areas. In the last 12 months, job ad analysis through Burning Glass revealed 13,535 job postings requiring Adobe Photoshop skills or graphic design skills. 

Zonos hires Tyson Hackwood to scale APAC business amid rising demand

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Zonos, the global technology firm for cross-border commerce, announced that they have appointed Tyson Hackwood as General Manager for APAC. Tyson Hackwood joins Zonos with a scope to scale the APAC business as demand for their cross-border tech continues to grow.

Tricentis hires curated industry expert Robert Yue as Vice President for ANZ

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Tricentis, a testing platform for modern cloud, has appointed Robert Yue  as Vice President for ANZ. In this newly created position, Robert will be responsible for driving the firm’s expansion across Australia and New Zealand, as well as developing its regional go-to-market strategy. Yue has over 20 years of extensive sales and management experience and joins Tricentis from Cloudera where he was VP and Managing Director for ANZ. He also worked with Apptio as VP and General Manager. He has also held business and technology leadership positions at companies such as Jive, SuccessFactors, Hewlett Packard and Mercury Interactive.