Online Retailer casts exciting speaker draw cards for its in person event
Australia's eCommerce conference & expo will be back in-person on the 20th and 21st of July at the ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre. After two years of pandemic restrictions, Online Retailer is back with a top programme of industry leaders, retail masters and trend setters.
AWS launches AWS Healthcare Accelerator to boost health equity
AWS is accepting applications for the next Healthcare Accelerator, which focuses on bettering health outcomes for the underserved. Where someone lives can have a profound impact on their health. Simply being born in a high-income country versus a low-income country gives a person an 18-year advantage in life expectancy, according to the World Health Organization.
LinkedIn casts campaign to accent Indigenous Aussie workplace terrain
LinkedIn has launched the latest iteration of its #ConversationsForChange initiative with a new content series in partnership with Indigenous-led creative consultancy, Campfire X. The three-part series, titled ‘Change Starts With’, aims to highlight the subtle, everyday moments that impact Indigenous Australians in the workplace. The campaign encourages non Indigenous Australians to consider how their unconscious biases can make workplaces less culturally safe for Indigenous people. The campaign launches in the lead-up to Reconciliation Week, and runs for two weeks across both Linkedin and its local social channels.
IAB Australia officially receiving submissions for MeasureUp 2022
IAB has announced that MeasureUp, the only measurement focused conference in Australia, will return for its 6th year on 25th October and is seeking submissions for presentations, panel discussions and workshops on topics including cross-media audience and advertising measurement, brand building, attention economy and sustainable measurement techniques.
Kominfo, 10×1000 bring Flex Fintech Foundation Program to Indonesia
The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (Kominfo) announced its partnership with fintech training platform 10x1000 Tech for Inclusion to recruit local talents to enroll in 10x1000’s Flex Fintech Foundation Program. This deal forms part of Kominfo’s Digital Entrepreneurship Academy (DEA) program, which aims to nurture talents to accelerate digital transformation in entrepreneurship, with a target of 60,000 people being trained in 2022.
Nominations for the 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards are officially open
Telstra has announced that nominations for the 2023 Telstra Best of Business Awards are now open. The Awards program celebrates the innovation and creativity of Australian SMEs, and their role as a key driver of Australia’s economic success and social prosperity. Stemming from the success of the inaugural 2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards which saw over 24,000 businesses nominated, the program demonstrates Telstra’s long -standing commitment to recognising the meaningful contributions of firms and business leaders.
Navii offers $3m in digital support tools through gov’t-backed program
Navii is giving away over $3m in digital support tools for SMBs through a new gov't-backed Digital Launch Pad Program, with 12 months of expert support and coaching available to 500 SMBs. Navii is also putting over 10,000 digital tools and course packages up for grabs. SMEs are invited to share their digital journey so far, including why they need support, to be in with a chance of securing Navii’s Digital Launch Pad Program valued at over $1,200 per applicant.
The Society of Publishers in Asia casts 2022 journalism awards finalists
The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), a Hong Kong-based non-profit firm dedicated to pursuing excellence in journalism, announced the finalists for the SOPA 2022 Awards (full list). Global, regional and local media outlets submitted over 750 entries in English and Chinese. SOPA is celebrating the 40th anniversary since its founding in Hong Kong in 1982. The annual awards recognizing great journalism in the Asia Pacific region have been given out every year since 1999. This year’s winners will be announced on June 16 at the virtual SOPA Awards Gala and live-streamed on SOPA Asia’s YouTube channel from 7pm Hong Kong time.
GCCA launches program to support sustainable tech by industry startups
The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) revealed the first six start-ups that will be backed by its member companies as part of the first ever Innovandi ‘Open Challenge’ in the race to ‘net zero’ by 2050. The six start-ups, which were chosen from more than 100 entrants to the Open Challenge, hail from the USA, Canada, UK, Italy and the Netherlands.
WLA renews grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait leadership development
For a fifth straight year, Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) has renewed attendance grants to support leadership development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia. Valued at over $60,000 in total, the grants will be offered to current and aspiring women leaders to attend a national series of Symposium events focused on the experiences of women in the contemporary workforce. There are a total of 32 attendance tickets on offer for the ‘in-person’ Symposiums and 18 tickets available for the online Symposium.