Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Technology Innovation Institute opens pioneering research facility in UAE

Technology Innovation Institute (TII), the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), announced that its Directed Energy Research Center (DERC) has launched a state-of-the-art facility in Tawazun Industrial Park (TIP), a regional hub for strategic businesses in the security sector offering world-class business infrastructure.

Space Machines readies for liftoff, closes SpaceX launch services deal

Space Machines Company (SMC), the Australian in-space transportation and logistics startup, announced it has secured the support of SpaceX as a launch partner to carry its Optimus Orbital Transfer Vehicle (OTV) to space as part of its April 2023 mission. SMC's Optimus OTV is one of the largest commercial spacecraft designed and manufactured in Australia. It is a testament to the innovation of Australia's space tech sector and the capability being built by SMC. The 2023 mission will demonstrate the 270 kg Optimus OTV’s ability to deliver in-space logistics services and will reinforce SMC’s strategy as a last-mile delivery services provider. The 2023 mission will also see SMC deploy solutions for foundation customers.

Cloudflare joins EU Cloud Code of Conduct, achieves new certifications

Cloudflare, Inc., the security and reliability firm helping to build a better Internet, announced it has joined the EU Cloud Code of Conduct (EU Cloud CoC) General Assembly, to raise the impact of trusted ecosystem and encourage firms to adopt GDPR-compliant cloud services. Cloudflare also announced that it has achieved two cloud security certifications: ISO/IEC 27018:2019 and C5 – Cloud Computing Compliance Criteria Catalog – by the Federal Office for Information Security in Germany. The EU Cloud Code of Conduct brings trust to the cloud computing market, aiding firms to source cloud services from GDPR-compliant providers.

NSM celebrates 30th anniversary with International Museum Day Forum

On May 17, China National Silk Museum (NSM) launched the International Museum Day Forum on the theme of “The Power of Museums: Research, Collaborations, and Community.” Dr. An Laishun, VP of ICOM, Dr. Kate Seymour, Chair of ICOM International Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC), Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset, Chair of ICOM COSTUME, Prof. Sally Yerkovich, Chair of ICOM Standing Committee on Ethics, Prof. Marie Louise Bech Nosch, President of Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Mr. Xudong Wang, Director of The Palace Museum, and many other scholars all participated and gave presentations.

Commpete hails Labor Gov’t, upholds commitment to reform telco sector

Commpete, Australia’s peak body for challenger telecommunications brands, congratulates Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on the victory in the federal election. In particular, Commpete wishes to recognise the re-election of Michelle Rowland and looks forward to working with her as the likely Minister for Communications. Commpete values the many years of commitment to the telecommunications sector Ms. Rowland has showed as a Shadow Communications Minister, ably supported by her expert team of advisors.

Swoop Aero obtains CASA approval for its Remote Operations Centre

Swoop Aero, the Aussie drone-powered logistics firm, has obtained approval from Australia’s Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) to operate their drone logistics Remote Operations Centre (ROC), allowing them to pilot up to five aircraft across three continents beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS). Pilots can operate their drones beyond the physical view of the aircraft. Announced at the AWS Summit 2022 in Sydney, the CASA-approved ROC will permit Swoop Aero to operate like an airliner, centralising resources in one facility for visibility and network operations efficiency globally. The ROC can allow Swoop Aero to scale up operations with much higher ratios of remote pilots to remotely piloted aircraft (30 aircraft to one pilot).

Amanda Holmes named on CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel List

The CRN Women of the Channel list honors exceptional women for their strategic vision, thought leadership and channel advocacy that impacts growth and innovation in the channel. The annual CRN Women of the Channel list is the official guide to the top female leaders across all corners of the IT channel - including vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

ExaGrid nominated a finalist for the 2022 Network Computing Awards

ExaGrid®, the industry’s Tiered Backup Storage solution, announced that it has been nominated in seven categories for the annual Network Computing Awards. Winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on June 23, 2022.

Sintavia elected to represent AM supply chain for aerospace & defense

Sintavia, LLC, an additive manufacturer of advanced propulsion and thermodynamic systems for the Aerospace, Defense, & Space industry, announced that it had been chosen to represent the AM supply chain in the launch of a major White House initiative called “AM Forward”. The initiative, unveiled on May 6th by President Biden in Cincinnati, is a voluntary compact between large, iconic manufacturers and their smaller U.S.-based suppliers.

Icon Agency expands Sydney office, announces new hires and promotions

Icon Agency has grown its Sydney footprint with an expanded office while also announcing four new appointments across the organisation. The new, two-storey office is located on the water at Pyrmont’s Jones Bay Wharf and houses an expanded Sydney team. Leading recent hires based in Sydney Icon Angency welcomes Carly Vale, formerly at Ogilvy Public Relations, joining Icon as Senior Program Director on the Department of Health project. Carmen Famularo joins the Digital team as the Senior UX/UI Designer and the Sydney PR team welcomes two new Account Executives, Zoe Benham and Giorgia Rapella.