Monday, May 23, 2022

Vertiv promotes Rainer Stiller to head its global marketing organisation

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Vertiv (NYSE: VRT), a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has named Rainer Stiller the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective immediately. Stiller will lead Vertiv’s global marketing organisation as it continues its vision of providing customers with a more innovative and personal digital marketing experience.

Chainalysis raises new funding to double its valuation to $8.6 billion

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Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, announced a $170 million Series F financing led by GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, bringing its valuation to $8.6 billion. Previous investors Accel, Blackstone, Dragoneer, and FundersClub increased their investment in the company, and the Bank of New York Mellon and Emergence Capital also participated.

WGEA study reveals women more likely to live in poverty in retirement

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The inequality in superannuation balances as well as the entrenched gender pay gap means more women than men are likely to spend their retirement in poverty, according to government research. Research from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) shows that more elderly women than men are living in poverty in Australia and are also more likely to re-enter the workforce following retirement, often due to financial constraints. 

EG seeks to lift the Proptech market, launches $100 million incubator EGX

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Managed property fund EG announced the launch of EGX, a technology incubator aimed at helping build the future of the property and real estate industry across ANZ and globally. Initiated in 2021, EGX already holds a portfolio investment of AUD $100m and is supporting three innovative and high growth firms spanning a wide range of growth areas in the Proptech market like digital twins, data analytics and intelligence, sustainability, and more.

Young Aussies rethink careers after pandemic impact reveals GoDaddy

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Two in three young Aussies either run or intend to start their own business with the pandemic radically shifting their career plans and work priorities, new GoDaddy research has found. Half of all young Aussies surveyed said they have had to change career due to the pandemic. The GoDaddy survey of 1,002 Australians aged 18-24 years found that one in four would rather own and run their own business than work for someone else and are prepared to take a pay cut to do so. GoDaddy Australia Managing Director Tamara Oppen shared that the research revealed 57% of young Australians said the pandemic had changed their work priorities, with following their passion as more important than financial security.

Willyama launches subsidiary dedicated to cyber in Canberra

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Willyama Services a sovereign Australian, Indigenous and veteran owned tech company has launched a new subsidiary business named Willyama Cyber. Willyama Cyber was launched at their Canberra headquarters by Andrew Barr, Chief Minister for the Australian Capital Territory.

Smart WFM appoints Andrew Griffiths to new role on global Advisory Board

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Global human capital management (HCM) consultancy, Smart WFM, has appointed bestselling author Andrew Griffiths to the new role of Advisor and Director of Marketing, Branding and Messaging, the company’s inaugural appointment to its new Advisory Board. Griffiths, author of 14 bestselling business books, brings over 25 years’ business, marketing, and communications experience to the UKG services partner, having worked with many firms and political bodies including Telstra, Optus, CBS TV, HP, NYK Line, and the EU. He delivered a series of workshops for the EU to help prepare a range of businesses for the Brexit transition.

Almost two thirds of Aussies face challenges paying surprise $2,000 bill

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Most Australian households would struggle to pay over $2,000 for unexpected but necessary services like urgent home and vehicle repairs or dental work, according to a new Australian Household Threshold report. The report – based on a survey of over 1,000 Aussies by Antenna Strategic Insights for payments and funding solutions firm QuickFee – found that an unexpected bill above $1,500 would stretch the budget for 45% of Australian households.

Former Police chief Christine Nixon named Chair of Leadership Victoria

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Former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, Christine Nixon AO, APM has been appointed Chair of Leadership Victoria, marking a significant milestone for the not-for-profit social enterprise at a time when strong leadership has never been more essential.

Elsight hires aerospace industry ace Kevin Hightower to its advisory board

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Elsight Limited, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kevin Hightower to the Company’s Advisory Board. Mr Hightower will bring vast expertise from his previous senior roles in the aerospace and drone industries to help advance  Elsight’s global vision. Hightower is an invaluable addition to the Company in his new role as a member of the Advisory Board. Mr. Hightower has been advancing tech in the aerospace industry for 21 years, using his drive for tech to create excitement and build a network of strong relationships around the world within the framework of his work improving the commercial aviation and drone industry.