Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Haileybury’s program to fast-track innovation and future-ready skills

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With jobs of the future demanding the next generation to be more innovative, critical and creative thinkers, Australia’s leading school Haileybury is taking action to equip their students with entrepreneurial and job-ready skills. It has launched its exciting new program, Haileybury Enterprise Academy, in collaboration with HEX (startwithhex.com) – a Melbourne-based, award-winning education tech firm that provides innovation and entrepreneurship courses.

Online Retailer casts new conference for digital transformation in B2B

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The B2B market is antiquated, lagging behind the B2C market by at least 10 to 12 years when it comes to eCommerce and digital transformations. Though a costly and time-consuming process, digital transformation for B2B is vital for the future.

AICPA & CIMA launches flagship ENGAGE conference in Asia Pacific

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The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA, will host the inaugural APAC edition of its ENGAGE conference on 1 and 2 Nov 2022. The two-day virtual conference will bring together hundreds of accounting, finance and business professionals across the Asia Pacific region to discuss the latest issues affecting the profession, develop their skills and interact with like-minded professionals. Participants can be a part in 12 highly practical sessions on technical, business, leadership, people management, and digital skills development, to help them adapt and thrive in the modern business world.

IAB Australia launches Careers Fair at Advertising Week APAC

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With job vacancy rates for the digital advertising and ad tech industry at almost 10% at the end of 2021 and showing no sign of decreasing, Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia (IAB) and Advertising Week APAC announced the launch of the industry’s inaugural Careers Fair. Designed by Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia’s Talent and Careers Working Group, the Fair will showcase the best of the digital industry to the next generation of talent. It will take place during Advertising Week at Luna Park in Sydney from 2nd to 3rd of August 2022.

Victoria University aids skills boost for Victorians seeking digital careers

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Victoria University (VU) and the Victorian Government welcomed new recruits to a three-year $64 million Digital Jobs program designed to equip up to 5000 mid-career workers with future-focused digital skills. The 12-week intensive program trains candidates for recognised industry credentials in cybersecurity, IT support, digital marketing, and business analytics, before they are matched to a 12-week paid internship with a Victorian business.

GCCA launches program to support sustainable tech by industry startups

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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.

UN Women and Ant Foundation to empower women entrepreneurs

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United Nations Women and Ant Foundation, jointly announced the launch of “Together Digital”, a five-year programme to support women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and empower them to participate and thrive in the digital economy.

Entries open for 2022 Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards

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Entries for the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum’s (ANZLF) second Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards are open. The awards will showcase success stories focused on innovation, collaboration and growth across Australian and New Zealand emerging businesses. The Australian technology industry generates $167 billion in output per year and employs 861,000 Australians. The industry is the economy’s second largest job creator, just behind retail, and is on track to employ one million people by 2025 according to research produced by Accenture and released by the Tech Council.

Bentley Systems announces the 2022 finalists for its annual awards program

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Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the infrastructure engineering software firm, announced the finalists in the 2022 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure. The awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations. Eleven independent jury panels selected the 36 finalists from over 300 nominations submitted by over 180 firms from 47 countries encompassing 12 categories.

LinkedIn casts campaign to accent Indigenous Aussie workplace terrain

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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.