Thursday, September 29, 2022

Adobe taps Katrina Troughton to lead Australia and New Zealand business

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Adobe announced the appointment of Katrina Troughton as Vice President and Managing Director of Adobe Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). In this role, Troughton will lead Adobe’s business and operations across Adobe Experience Cloud, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Adobe Document Cloud, reporting to Simon Tate, Adobe’s President for Asia Pacific. Troughton’s most recent role was General Manager for IBM Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

Compare Club launches personal finance publication in new phase

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Financial marketplace and advice company Compare Club has launched a personal finance publication called Expert Analysis, as part of the next strategic stage of its ExpertEase platform.

Manufacturing tech company OFS signs deal with Ninkasi Brewing

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Australian manufacturing performance software company, OFS, has signed a deal with Oregon-based craft brewer Ninkasi Brewing Company, removing manual processes for its manufacturing team and helping it to increase on-time-in-full (OTIF) orders from 40% to 94% as the brewery expands its production portfolio.

Aussie stars Stephen Curry, Michala Banas step up for kidney health

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Two of Australia’s favourite personalities, comedian Stephen Curry and actor Michala Banas, have united to raise awareness for kidney health disease – and their crusade is personal. Michala and Stephen have developed light-hearted but important videos promoting kidney health to encourage Aussies to put on their red socks and sign up for the Red Sock Run this October to combat kidney disease. Michala almost lost her life when she was six years with an illness that required surgery to remove most of her left kidney in a life-saving operation.

Data cloud firm Snowflake announces annual Data Drivers Awards winners

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Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, announced the winners of the annual Data Drivers Awards for ANZ, the premier data awards that honour Snowflake customers leading their organisations and reimagining what’s possible with the Data Cloud across their industries. Snowflake’s annual Data Drivers Awards winners represent the top individuals and organisations using the Snowflake Data Cloud to innovate, grow, and delight their customers. Winners were honoured during the Data Cloud World Tour in Sydney, 27 September 2022.

Hidden health fund regulation change could save Aussie families thousands

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Four in five Aussie parents of adult children are unaware of a major rule change to their health insurance that allows kids to stay on the family health insurance for longer - a change that could save the household around $3,000 on their cover. Despite the federal govt raising the upper age limit for adult children on a family policy from 25 to 31 in 2021, many health funds have only just rolled out changes leaving families unaware of how they could benefit.

Owl Labs brings its collaborative technology to launch in Australia

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Owl Labs, the AI-powered, 360-degree video conferencing solutions firm, announced its launch in Australia, with the Meeting Owl® Pro device, as the firm continues to increase its presence across the APAC to bring distributed teams together for more effective work. Owl Labs products are used by more than 100,000 organisations around the world, including 84 Fortune 100 companies. Pre-pandemic, the percentage of employed Aussies working from home on a regular basis increased by a mere one percent every two years.

Hanwha Energy Australia raises AU$150 million to fast-track growth

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Hanwha Energy Australia Pty Ltd, has secured AU$150m in investment to fast-track the development and growth of its innovative renewable energy business model within the Aussie energy sector. Hanwha Energy Australia, together with its retail energy businesses Nectr, combines utility-scale renewable energy generation, rooftop solar and home batteries, retail energy, finance and technology to offer Australians a one-stop-shop for their energy needs. 

Honeywell helps employers reinvent the post-pandemic office space

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Honeywell recently launched a suite of Occupant Experience apps to help owners and tenants in premium commercial buildings unlock the hybrid office space

ABB and Red Hat partner to deliver further scalable digital solutions

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ABB and Red Hat recently announced a global partnership to enable industries using ABB’s process automation and industrial software to scale rapidly and flexibly leveraging Red Hat’s industry leading enterprise platforms and application services built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.