Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Women taking bolder steps in the new age of female investor power

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For too long the investment space has been dominated by male investors, but I believe the next decade will define a new age of female investor power. This has partly been driven in the US by investment democratization through the crowdfunding boom and growth in the private securities market, and by a post-pandemic re-appraisal of household finances.

Will artificial intelligence and machine learning finally break loose in 2022?

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What does the future hold for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)? Is 2022 going to be the year where machines will prevail? While AI used to be something software vendors could brand their solutions as (even when they weren't), times have changed. With a market—in a helicopter view—divided into two camps, vendors who use a predefined AI framework and vendors who create their own, we must understand what it means for users.

Here are the top three telecom infrastructure trends to watch in 2022

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A new approach to towers, growth of neutral hosts, and an expansion of private networks. Those are three strong trends to consider in telecom infrastructure for 2022. A strong recovery post-pandemic has further accelerated the transition of society moving to digital platforms.

Tissue regeneration technology will revolutionise surgery in Australia

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It is one of those rare small companies on the cusp of being able to play a key role globally – and Australia will play a crucial role in that journey. Osteopore is on an exciting path, we have commercial traction, and our novel medical tech platform is proven and has numerous apps for bone regrowth and hopefully in the near future for cartilage, tendons and ligaments.

How might digital waste help in the fight against climate change?

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Developing a level of public understanding and trust around the use of alternative data is essential to transforming what would be digital waste into exciting and innovative solutions. The amount of valuable web data coming out of the global data exhaust will continue to rise. We must use this ‘waste’ to our advantage to tackle climate change and meet key targets while respecting compliance requirements and acting responsibly.

Telstra and TPG merger not in the strategic interests of Australians

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Commpete, Australia’s leading alliance of challenger telecommunication companies, has come out in opposition of proposed merger of Telstra and TPG’s regional and rural mobile networks, calling on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to do the same.

Banking grows up: Why coming changes will upend the industry

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For an industry with such a conservative reputation, banking has been upended more times than most. Change has been the only constant, from deregulation to the internet to the pandemic. We’re now on the verge of something else. It's not going just to prompt banking to do what it does better; it's going to shift what banking is – to clients and itself.

Are workations the future of work or simply another fleeting travel trend?

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There is no doubt that the pandemic has had a tremendous impact on how we live and work today. The past two and half years have seen an overhaul of a system we once imagined untouchable. Terms like hybrid work and remote work sprung forth in a bid to initially fight off the COVID-19 virus but are now household as firms struggle to keep their employees happy.

The coming reckoning will show ROI accruing from threat intelligence

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Threat intelligence has been a part of cyber defense processes in the private sector for long. Many threat intelligence teams were initially composed of classically trained intel operators from the public sector, focusing on gathering data to thwart national security threats.

What can employers do to retain talent in light of tech skills shortage?

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‘The Great Resignation’ has been at the forefront of every business leader’s mind since the beginning of the pandemic two years ago. But for Australians in particular, it’s further exacerbating the ongoing technical skills shortage that employers have faced for many years. Australia has had to rely on skilled migrant workers to fill highly-sought after technical roles, which only became more difficult when the international borders closed. Despite borders reopening and the business world returning to some semblance of normalcy, the technology skills shortage could worsen with the federal government’s announcement that it will halve the number of migrant workers entering the country on skilled visas in the next financial year.