Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Australia thought leaders headline the HR + L&D Innovation Tech Fest 2022

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Two in-depth research reports have recently been released, focused on the HR and Learning and Development (L&D) sectors, with findings set to influence the behaviour of decision makers in the space. Themes that emerged from the research were used to build the agenda for the upcoming HR + L&D Innovation & Tech Fest 2022, two major industry conferences hosted concurrently that are set to bring together over 1,000 HR and L&D professionals. 

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.

SPIE opens registration for its SPIE Photonics West 2023 conference

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Registration is now open for SPIE Photonics West 2023. The largest annual conference and exhibition in optics and photonics, hosted by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, is scheduled to take place 28 January to 2 February, 2023 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, bringing together researchers, innovators, engineers, and business leaders from across the globe for a dynamic and engaging week of networking and learning.

Latest Visa program unlocks new opportunities in the creator economy

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Creators are driving a revolution in digital commerce and culture – producing content that engages and educates online communities in powerful ways. To serve this growing category of small business, Visa announced the launch of the Visa Ready Creator Commerce program. The initiative will help creator-centric platforms, like social-commerce and video gaming firms, embed financial tools – like faster and more flexible payouts through Visa Direct and tipping.

Green blockchain protocol Rubix announces first of its kind Hackathon

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Rubix Blockchain Pte Ltd (Rubix), a green blockchain protocol, announced its Next Top Rubix Start-up Hackathon 2022. A virtual Next Top Rubix Start-up Hackathon helps innovators to develop new tech and sustainable solutions. Finalists will compete for the $52,500 RBT prize pool to develop their ideas, in addition to coaching and backing to scale their innovations.

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.

Sparkup Studios named the winner of ASTN’s Open Innovation Challenge

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The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) and Melbourne Renegades announced that Sparkup Studios has been selected as the winner of its “Pitch to the Renegades” Open Innovation Challenge. Sportstech startups got the chance to pitch ideas to the Melbourne Renegades as part of a new Open Innovation Pathway pilot program facilitated by ASTN.

Lenovo to showcase how smarter tech is empowering a changing world

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On October 18, 2022, Lenovo will host its annual innovation event, Tech World, for the eighth consecutive year. This year’s virtual event will showcase how Lenovo's smarter technology is empowering people everywhere to change their world for the better. Lenovo will explore what’s next in our world, from the evolution of physical and virtual collaboration across users, spaces and devices, to how data creation is fueling the demand for computing everywhere.

The Tokushima Prefectural Govt casts online forum on ethical consumption

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The Consumer Policy Department of the Tokushima Prefectural Govt is promoting initiatives for consumer administration and education in cooperation with the Consumer Affairs Agency’s Strategic Headquarters for Frontiers of Consumer Policy, an agency established in Tokushima Prefecture as Japan's hub for policy development and international operations.

LaunchVic’s latest CivVic Labs challenge to ignite energytech ideas

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A new partnership between LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup agency, and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will see startups apply innovative thinking to some of the state's most pressing energy challenges. Ten participants will be selected to undertake the six-week CivVic Labs program where they will receive $15,000 each to co-design and test their solutions with energy policy experts.