Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Bluestar Energy Capital hires Steve Jackson to lead its energy platform

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Bluestar Energy Capital (Bluestar) announced the appointment of Steve Jackson as Managing Director of its Australian renewable development platform, Bluestar Energy Australia Pty Ltd. Steve Jackson has over 30 years of experience in all facets of the Australian power industry and has held executive positions with leading private and public electricity companies.

SolarWinds solutions, innovations, and leaders win industry accolades

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SolarWinds, a provider of powerful and secure IT management software, announced industry recognitions for its observability and monitoring solutions and corporate achievements. In 2022, SolarWinds introduced innovative solutions to support customers on their cloud and digital transformation journeys. The company launched two new observability offerings to provide global customers with increased visibility across complex hybrid and multi-cloud environments. This included SolarWinds® Hybrid Cloud Observability and SolarWinds Observability, a fully-integrated, cloud-native software as a service (SaaS) solution.

American Express and The Veronicas celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community

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American Express, principal partner of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and Sydney WorldPride 2023, has teamed up with Brisbane pop duo, Lisa Origliasso (she/her) and Jessica Origliasso (she/her) from The Veronicas to launch an initiative, With You &Proud. It celebrates champions within the LGBTQIA+ community and their supporters who proudly back them.

ANA appoints Astrid Jorgensen and Daniel Riley as Board Associates

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Australia’s arts and culture think tank, A New Approach (ANA), has announced Astrid Jorgensen, the founding director of Pub Choir, and acclaimed dancer and choreographer Daniel Riley, a Wiradjuri man, will join the ANA Board as Associates in 2023. Astrid Jorgensen is a Brisbane-based conductor, composer, producer, and presenter. She is the founding director of Pub Choir and Couch Choir. Whether on stage, TV, radio, or online, Astrid’s approach to accessible music-making has been viewed by millions worldwide and has seen her collaborate with musical greats such as The Rolling Stones, Paul Kelly and Neil Finn.

Stemly modernises supply chains with intuitive SnapLogic iPaaS solution

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SnapLogic, an intelligent integration and enterprise automation company, announced that Stemly, a decision intelligence provider, has adopted SnapLogic to strengthen its machine learning (ML) capabilities. With SnapLogic’s intuitive no/low-code platform, Stemly has the data it needs in real-time to serve customers better and faster than ever before.

Info sessions slated for February ahead of the Churchill Fellowship

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To inspire your application for the 2023 Churchill Fellowship, you’re invited to attend online live information sessions throughout February, with Jay Laga’aia, Nova Perris, Leigh Radford and Paul West. You will hear from Churchill Fellows, and you can register for any session. It is not essential that you attend a session that aligns with your proposed Fellowship topic.

Recharge Industries and Accenture to engineer a gigafactory in Australia

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Recharge IndustriesTM, a Scale Facilitation® portfolio company, has engaged Accenture as its engineering provider to move forward on building one of the largest gigafactories in Australia. At full capacity, the lithium-ion battery cell production facility in Geelong, Victoria, will generate up to 30 gigawatt hours (GWh) of storage capacity per year for electric vehicles (EVs) and stationary energy storage markets. Construction will begin in the second half of 2023, with the goal of producing batteries equal to 2 GWh annually in the second half of 2024 and 6 GWh by 2026. As operations expand, the factory will employ 1,500 to 2,000 workers. 

WiseTech founder Richard White acquires corporate KYC firm Kyckr

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Kyckr, the KYC company providing businesses with real-time data on prospective and existing clients and suppliers, has been acquired by Australian tech-entrepreneur and WiseTech Global Limited founder Richard White through his investment vehicle RealWise KYK AV Pty Ltd. Kyckr provides companies with legally-authoritative real-time access to aggregated corporate Know Your Customer (KYC/KYB) and Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) information from a pool of over 300 company registries and primary regulated sources around the world, enabling them to undertake real-time due diligence on over 120 million companies globally.

Geelong are the biggest beer lovers in Australia, Jimmy Brings reveals

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New research data from Australia’s renowned and fastest on-demand delivery service Jimmy Brings reveals where Australians are the most thirsty for a frothy one. According to the research, demand for beer remained high in 2022, evidenced by new products expanding the category. Ginger beer sales increased 27% in the last quarter of 2022 alone. Off the back of pandemic highs, an estimated 6,666,000 Australians (33.3%) currently drink beer. 

Snowplow acquires Poplin Data and launches its APAC Operating Hub

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Snowplow, the data creation and behavioral data solutions firm, announced the acquisition of Sydney-based Poplin Data, Snowplow's exclusive integration and enablement partner in Australia and New Zealand. The acquisition of the data-specialist consulting firm, which helps organizations achieve a competitive advantage through deployment of sophisticated data-led strategies, has supported customers within the Snowplow ecosystem for six years.