Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Payer gets new Chief Commercial Officer amidst growth boom

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Payer, the leading B2B payments provider for digital commerce has appointed Stefan Backlund as new Chief Commercial Officer. Stefan is a payments veteran with leading marketing roles at Klarna and Trustly under his belt. He is now transitioning from the CMO role that he has had since 2019, at the time when the company started to receive its first transactions through its payments platform.
24% of employees in Australia are actively looking to leave their current employer!

New research: 24% of employees in Australia are actively looking to leave their current...

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According to the World Health Organization, workplace burnout results from chronic workplace stress that hasn’t been managed which can lead to feeling exhausted, disengaged from work and unable to manage workload. 

Gilmour Space, SENER Aeroespacial to develop AFTS for Eris rocket

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SENER Aeroespacial, a company of the SENER engineering and technology group, and Australian launch services company Gilmour Space Technologies, are working together on an Autonomous Flight Termination System (AFTS) for the Eris launch vehicle, which is being developed for the small satellite market. The AFTS is a smart Hardware/Software unit with autonomous decision-making capacity responsible for aborting a flight if any anomalies are identified. This system is of the highest criticality and will be subjected to a strict certification process.

Aussie nurse’s tech startup wins the Boosting Female Founder Grant

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Amelio Health, a provider of programs to manage chronic pain. is a successful recipient of the Australian Government’s Boosting Female Founder Initiative grant. The grant will assist Amelio Health to help more people get their life back from chronic pain. The grant recipients were announced in a joint release by Minister for Women’s Economic Security The Hon. Jane Hume and The Hon Angus Taylor MP Amelio Health is one of 51 recipients from over 2200 applicants.

impact.com creates first Director of People and Culture, Asia Pacific

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impact.com, the world’s leading partnership management platform, has promoted Tanya Suna to the newly created position of Director of People and Culture, APAC to support its rapid growth across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China and Southeast Asia and to prepare for its launch into India in 2023. Tanya joined impact.com three and a half years ago as People Development Manager, APAC and has over 20 years’ experience in digital, media and tech startups.

Finding harmony: How marketing, security and privacy can co-exist

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Marketing teams can sometimes be at logger heads with security and privacy. While marketing is driven by data, security and privacy consider big volumes of data to be a potential risk to both businesses and individuals, especially because of the risk of leaks. Many marketers view data privacy practices that limit their access to data as a potential inhibitor of their effectiveness. 

Realtime media monitoring company Streem set to be acquired by Cision

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Realtime media monitoring company Streem announced it has accepted an offer to be acquired by global communications intelligence company Cision. The transaction results in a sale of 100% of Streem shares to Cision and will see the Streem brand and platform continue in ANZ under its current leadership team and local staff.

OFS officially debuts in the USA with the Pelican Brewing deal

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Australian manufacturing performance software company, OFS, has made its official debut in the USA with a breakthrough deal with Oregon based craft brewery, Pelican Brewing Company. With three breweries and brewpubs along the coast near Portland, Pelican has been a staple of the US craft brewing industry since it was established in 1996.

Haventec becomes FIDO Alliance member and Microsoft ISV partner with passwordless authentication

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The multi-award-wining cyber security company, Haventec, has successfully joined the FIDO Alliance, an international industry association with a focused mission to create authentication standards which will help to reduce the world’s over-reliance on passwords. Haventec’s technology includes Authenticate, a genuinely passwordless solution that simplifies the authentication experience and stops usernames and passwords from being stolen. 

Video solutions provider Brightcove acquires Wicket Labs

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Brightcove Inc., the global leader of video solutions for business, has acquired Wicket Labs, an audience insights company that gives users visibility into content and subscriber analytics. Brightcove offers delivery of broadcast quality video to viewers globally and measures its effectiveness with comprehensive, real-time analytics, like video and viewer insights.