Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Val Morgan and The Guardian win IAB MeasureUp Awards 2021

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Val Morgan was awarded Best Advertising Effectiveness for its ‘Hourly Outdoor Unified Reach (HOUR) Model’ which was developed with the sole aim of finding a new way to model audience reach with hourly granularity for its programmatic digital OOH buyers. The Guardian on the other hand won the Best Cultural, Societal or Consumer Behaviour award for its ‘The Power of Purpose’ research providing consumer insights supporting brands with purpose-driven campaigns to boost growth and retain customers. 

Bentley Systems announces the 2022 winners for its annual awards program

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Bentley Systems, the infrastructure engineering software firm, announced the winners of the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The awards honor the work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations across the globe. Finalists presented their projects at the 2022 Year in Infrastructure and Going Digital Awards event in London before global press and 11 independent jury panels. The jurors determined the winners of the 12 award categories from 36 finalists that were shortlisted from over nearly 300 nominations submitted by more than 180 organizations from 47 countries.

Sportstech Pre-Accelerator program invites new round of entrepreneurs

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Australia’s newest entrepreneurs with a passion for sports technology will be able to tap into a rich ecosystem of world-class knowledge, mentors, and industry connections with Australia’s preeminent ‘Business of Sport’ Pre-Accelerator program opening its doors for 2022. Sportstech start-up entrepreneurs and founders who have a technology-based idea and consider establishing a business developing a Minimal Viable Product – are invited to apply for the popular 10-week program. 

Abu Dhabi picked to host the second Investopia annual conference in 2023

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Abu Dhabi will host the second Investopia annual conference on 1 - 2 March 2023, under the theme ‘envisioning opportunities in times of change’, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED). Investopia 2023 date has been announced by H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy, during a business session, attended by Investopia partners, senior officials, and CEOs from public and private sectors.

Life Without Barriers casts campaign to boost literacy rates in young people

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To help improve literacy rates in Australian young people in out-of-home care (OOHC), Life Without Barriers launched the 2022 Hook into Books campaign. Hook into Books promotes a love of stories: sharing, telling, reading and listening to stories with young people in out-of-home care to enhance their literacy skills and give them a solid foundation for future learning.

APRU MetaGame Conference 2022 successfully concludes in Hong Kong

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Live-streamed from Hong Kong, the 3rd APRU MetaGame Conference concluded on 27 August, to a resounding success, during which academics and industry experts discussed policies, challenges and opportunities on the development of esports in higher education. Hosted by Cyberport and in partnership with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), APRU MetaGame Conference 2022 brought together leading scholars from the APAC region, and were joined by over 2,000 participants from over 30 countries.

ICGN onboards ecoDa to provide a specific module in its flagship training

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ICGN is proud to announce its partnership with ecoDa in providing an investor perspective to its flagship training programme for Directors. ecoDa has reworked its training program for European board members by integrating current topics like sustainability and non-financial reporting. ecoDa cooperates with ICGN alongside others including INSEAD, and Chapter Zero.

Connect IT APAC returns with Layne Beachley as the keynote speaker

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Kaseya, the provider of unified IT management and security software for managed service providers (MSPs) and SMBs, announced that Sydney is back in business! After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Connect IT Asia-Pacific returns, July 19-21, 2022 for its annual IT conference at the Hyatt Regency Sydney located next to Darling Harbour in the CBD. World-famous professional surfer Layne Beachley AO will headline the Connect IT Asia-Pacific event. Beachley, a beloved Aussie, will inspire attendees with her presentation on sustaining success, overcoming challenges and maintaining a winning mindset.

Global experts to shine light on new technologies and Sydney’s future

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Global thinkers and local innovators will come together this month to discuss what the future might look like for cities, tech and innovation. As part of the City of Sydney’s annual visiting entrepreneur program, 11 future tech thinkers will take part in 17 events to discuss a future to be determined – from autonomous vehicles, decarbonisation and creative experiences, to future possibilities of the metaverse, cancer research and global health game changers.

Recruitable launched to revolutionise employment for people with disability

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Randstad, the world’s largest recruiter, has partnered with Get Skilled Access, founded by multiple Wheelchair Tennis Grand Slam Champion, Paralympian, disability advocate and 2022 Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott AO, to launch Recruitable - a ground-breaking mainstream recruitment program to transform employment opportunities for people with disability.