ISG announces 2023 finalists for its annual ISG ANZ Paragon Awards
Information Services Group (ISG), a global tech research and advisory firm, announced the finalists for the 2023 ISG Paragon Awards™ ANZ, which recognize innovative approaches that help enterprises leverage technology to make a lasting impact on their businesses. A total of 57 nominations were submitted for the annual ANZ program. Winners in each category will be selected by a panel of industry experts and announced at a gala awards dinner on March 2, 2023, at the Fullerton Hotel Sydney.
LawTech Hub hails 2022 graduates, opens applications for 2023 program
Launched in 2019, the LawTech Hub by Lander & Rogers is the first program of its kind in Australia that brings together lawyers and entrepreneurs to design and build transformative legal tech. Over the course of the annual program, startups refine their problem statements and proofs of concept, pilot their technology, meet VCs and other funding avenues, and fast-track their business skills through masterclasses, culminating in a competitive pitch night.
Human Kind summit to make global debut in Australia, draws global icons
Human Kind 2023, a three day immersive summit bringing together the industry leaders and changemakers, is making its global debut at Sydney’s iconic Luna Park, 16-18 March 2023. With a vision to help reshape our collective future, Human Kind features an unbeatable line-up of events hosted by global heavy-hitters—-from world-leading neuroscientists to thought-provoking artists and others who have achieved incredible personal and collective feats.
The Society of Publishers in Asia opens entries for 2023 awards
The Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA), an organization dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in journalism, announced that the SOPA 2023 Awards for Editorial Excellence are open for entries. The deadline for submissions is 3pm Hong Kong time on February 16, 2023. The SOPA Awards for Editorial Excellence are celebrating their 25th anniversary next year. The awards span 21 categories and are divided into three groups according to language and size of the publication: Global and Regional, both in English language, and Chinese language.
PTC’s 2023 annual conference on track for a record-breaking event
Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), the non-profit membership organization for the telecom industry, is pacing ahead of its most successful conference, PTC’20, in participants, registrations, sponsorships, and more for PTC’23 in Honolulu, from 15-18th January 2023. PTC’s Annual Conference, the industry’s premier telecommunications and ICT event, serves as a strategic springboard, a significant yearly kick-off event, where companies effectively initiate approximately 50 to 80% of their business transactions for the upcoming year.
AWS now receiving applications for the Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch and call for applications for the Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0, a high-pace, non-equity dilutive accelerator designed to facilitate partnerships with mature startups developing breakthrough clean energy technologies. The opening of the Clean Energy Accelerator was announced by Kara Hurst, Vice President of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon, during a session at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on November 10. Inaugurated in 2021, the accelerator was AWS’s first accelerator program focused on fostering innovation and rapid growth of clean energy tech, which is needed to address the global climate crisis.
Shane Warne and Ron Clarke added to the Sport Australia Hall of Fame
Two of Australia’s late great sportsmen, cricket great Shane Warne AO and champion distance runner Ron Clarke AO MBE have been elevated to Legend status in the nation’s most prestigious sporting club, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Warne, who was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2009 as an athlete Member, he popularised the art of leg-spin bowling like no other person before him taking a fantastic 708 wickets from his 145 Tests.
IAB Australia and OMA collaborate to host Powering DOOH 2023 program
IAB Australia and the Outdoor Media Association (OMA) are collaborating to curate Powering DOOH 2023. The one-day conference which will be held on 30 March 2023, will present practical content and high-level and strategic planning sessions around Programmatic OOH. Programmatic buying of OOH enhances any campaigns reach, targeting audiences engaged in the real world. Programmatic DOOH delivers highly visible campaigns at scale, reaching audiences in a receptive mindset. The OMA reports that Out of Home (OOH) revenue has rebounded in Q3 2022 to near pre-pandemic levels. Digital OOH revenue accounts for 62.5% of total revenue, having grown rapidly over the last five years from just 47.3% in 2017.
Inaugural Future Technology Program to address supply chain problems
KPMG Australia and Stone & Chalk Group announced the first Future Technology Program cohort, which aims to supercharge the growth of homegrown Australian startups building supply chain solutions. Recipients will receive a personalised support program to help their businesses rapidly grow and scale. In Australia, 75% of businesses experienced significant supply chain disruptions over the past year, according to internal KPMG research.
FIS challenges startups to pitch bold ideas in first APAC fintech competition
Global financial technology leader FIS® (NYSE: FIS) announced the expansion of its annual InnovateIN48 fintech competition to include early-stage fintech startups in the APAC region. Originally an employee-based innovation competition in 2013, FIS expanded the InnovateIN48 program to students in 2021. InnovateIN48-Partner Edition is the first time the company has hosted an ideation competition for startups in the Asia Pacific region.