Monday, June 5, 2023
Kylie Rogers, Executive General Manager, Customer and Commercial for AFL

Marvel Stadium taps Amazon’s Just Walk Out to improve fan experience

Long waits at the footy may seem inevitable. Entering the stadium, using the restrooms, and buying food and drink mean waiting in a queue, while a distant audience erupts loudly to the moment you are missing. To solve this, the AFL announced that Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium is the first venue in the Southern Hemisphere to introduce Amazon’s Just Walk Out tech.
Martin Huddart, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Physical Access Control at HID

HID launches sustainable Seos® access cards made from bamboo

HID, a trusted identity solutions firm, introduced its Seos® Bamboo™ credentials made from sustainably sourced bamboo instead of PVC. The credential is part of HID’s award-winning Seos security solution and is the first in a range of physical access security Eco Cards™. The bamboo is certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council® (FSC®), an assurance that the material comes from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits. Recent market reports, including HID’s State of Security and Identity Report, indicate a majority of firms rank climate and sustainability as corporate priorities.

InfoSum integrates Google PAIR to enable advertisers and publishers to connect with first-party audiences

InfoSum, one of the leading data collaboration platforms, announced its integration with Google Display & Video 360’s PAIR to help brands and publishers more closely connect with their first-party audiences, while bringing privacy protection and end-to-end data security. Display & Video 360’s Publisher Advertiser Identity Reconciliation (PAIR) enables advertisers and publishers to reconcile their first-party data without tracking people across the web.

How tax amnesty relief could save Aussie businesses from insolvency

The Federal Government’s tax amnesty for Australian small businesses comes at the right time as new data shows a 25% increase in insolvencies already this financial year. As earlier announced in the federal budget, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has pledged to scrap failure-to-lodge penalties for some small businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10million.

Succession finale: Real-life lessons in succession planning for Aussie SMBs

The fourth and final season of HBO’s hit series, Succession, has drawn to a close. Captivating audiences with its drama and pithy one-liners, this season reveals who will succeed Logan Roy at the Waystar Royco media conglomerate. Set against a backdrop of mansions, private jets and yachts, this conniving family couldn’t feel further from the everyday Aussie reality.
Taylor Allis, Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Avetta

Avetta launches solution to offer 24/7 visibility of supply chain cyber risks

Avetta®, a provider of supply chain risk management software, announced the launch of the Cyber Risk Solution, providing a quantitative score that evaluates cyber health in ten areas and delivers an aggregate grade for each supplier. The Avetta One feature offers a diagnostic cyber health check that identifies potential risk areas for companies to investigate further.
Anthony Albanese, left, with US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after their trilateral meeting during the AUKUS summit in San Diego on March 13

Australia joins the UK and US to exhibit advanced capabilities of AI

AUKUS partners demonstrated a trial of AI and Autonomy under the Advanced Capabilities pillar (Pillar II). On 28 April, a delegation from the Australian Government joined counterparts from the United Kingdom and US at the Upavon Airfield in the UK to observe the AI trial. This is the first instance of jointly developed Australian, United Kingdom and United States artificial intelligence (AI) capability being deployed on coalition autonomous systems for an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission as part of Pillar II.

Winners revealed for Mediaweek’s inaugural Next of the Best Awards

Mediaweek has unveiled the winners for its inaugural Next of the Best Awards. The latest entry in Mediaweek’s event calendar celebrates people under the age of 40 in the media industry. Hosted by Mitch Churi, the Next of the Best Awards took place at the Doltone House in Jones Bay Wharf as the city skyline was lit up by the first night of Vivid. 

AI to unleash productivity by lifting the weight of work, Microsoft report finds

The pace of work is outpacing human’s ability to keep up and ultimately impacting innovation and strategic thinking, according to a new study by Microsoft. The findings from the 2023 Australian Work Trend Index report: “Will AI fix Work?” revealed 68% of Australian workers struggle to have enough time and energy to get their work done, while two-thirds of Australian leaders say they are concerned about a lack of innovation or breakthrough ideas. 

Australian telecom giant Telstra taps Profectus Group for audit expertise

Profectus Group, a tech-driven services provider of compliance and recovery solutions, has signed an agreement with Telstra to help one of Australia’s largest telecommunications providers to identify instances of overcharging from suppliers. Telstra offers a comprehensive range of communications services and competing in all telecommunications markets.