Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Wolters Kluwer FRR to host CFO Roundtable discussion in Sydney

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Wolters Kluwer Finance, Risk & Regulatory Reporting (FRR) presents a CFO Roundtable discussion for finance leaders and other senior decision makers in banking and financial services that explores the future of regulatory compliance in banking and how organizations can leverage technology to augment data governance and risk analysis capabilities.

Good & Fugly raises over $500,000 via Birchal to further fight food waste

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Sydney startup, Good & Fugly, has just raised $528,628 through a recent crowdfunding campaign via Birchal. After an unprecedented EOI response, over 650 savvy investors jumped on board to own a piece of the rebellious startup taking on the supermarket giants. Good & Fugly launched in 2020 to make saving the planet convenient and delicious. Working directly with farmers, Good & Fugly curates weekly produce boxes out of fruit and vegetables that are cosmetically unsuitable for supermarkets and delivers them direct to consumers. 

LeadSquared establishes Oceania headquarters in Melbourne, Australia

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LeadSquared, a Bengaluru-based end-to-end sales, marketing, and onboarding automation solutions firm, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Melbourne, Australia. The platform is a purpose-built sales and marketing automation suite that enables connected experiences. Through its various modules of Sales Execution, Marketing Automation, Field Force Automation, and Customer Portals, it makes efficiency the focus of every customer interaction, turning prospects into advocates. Supported by initiatives from the Victorian govt, Australia is set to become a Hub for all go-to-market training needs for the company.

Aussie retailer transforms in-store CX by blending digital and physical setup

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Australian retail tech business, tutch Pty Ltd, announced a multi-year Foundation Partnership deal with Beacon Lighting, Australia's specialist retailer of lights, ceiling fans and light globes. The partnership agreement comes after a successful three-month proof of concept with customers embracing the tutch in-store endless aisle digital SaaS technology which has led to significant increases in Beacon Lighting’s customer basket size and transaction value.

Microsoft named Cicada Innovation’s first Constellation Partner at the NSIH

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Microsoft has been announced as the first ‘Constellation Partner’ at the National Space Industry Hub (NSIH) delivered by Cicada Innovations, in a significant demonstration of growing support for Australia’s emerging space industry. The NSIH Constellation Partners Program was designed to engage industry and foster investment in the local space industry.

Kennards Hire and Pacific Hoists create solution for a challenging lift

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Kennards Hire's Lift & Shift has partnered with Pacific Hoists to create a remote control system, allowing a 70-tonne load to be lowered into place as part of Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel project. A first for the hire industry, the system has proven to be a precision solution for end client, CYP Design and Construction. It was also delivered to a very tight deadline.

Verizon Business picked to transform Astellas’ global network infrastructure

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Verizon Business has been selected to manage Astellas Pharma Inc’s (Astellas) network infrastructure. The deal will enable Astellas to harness tech to help reduce drug development timelines, healthcare costs and drive revenue for the Japanese pharmaceutical multinational. 

Tiny smart optical sensors could be the solution to hospital bed sores

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Tiny smart bed sensors embedded in hospital mattresses could put an end to painful and life-threatening pressure sores, thanks to tech by the University of South Australia. UniSA scientists have designed minute optical fibre sensors, which can be attached to the upper surface of a mattress to monitor movement and record heart and respiratory rates.

Green gambling: How do casinos contribute to saving the planet?

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Gambling has always been a controversial topic. People seem to love it or hate it, with no in-between. But what if I told you...

Gamified education key to boosting STEM capabilities in kids, finds study

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Gamified education could be the key to boosting STEM capabilities in primary school students according to research from the University of South Australia which shows that it can improve spatial reasoning skills and shape positive attitudes towards STEM and design thinking. The study showed that regular use of Makers Empire - a gamified 3D computer-aided design program - can significantly improve spatial reasoning skills in up to 85% of children.