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Optus names social entrepreneur accelerator finalists

​An app that provides a “life coach in your pocket” and a virtual reality simulator that gives users an immersive experience of being harassed are among the solutions of seven social entrepreneurs named as finalists in Optus’ Future Makers tech ​accelerator program​.

Written by George Nott11 July 18 16:20

AirTrunk appoints inaugural COO

​AirTrunk – the hyperscale data centre company which opened its flagship 80 megawatt Sydney site in September last year – has appointed its inaugural chief operations officer.

Written by George Nott11 July 18 11:26

IMF Bentham flags Facebook lawsuit over privacy breaches

Litigation funder IMF Bentham is preparing to potentially launch an Australian lawsuit against Facebook over its sharing of users' data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Written by Reuters11 July 18 08:43

Quantum tech start-up Q-Ctrl secures major VC backing

​Q-Ctrl, Australia’s “first quantum tech start-up”, has secured the backing of three major global venture capital funds to complete its seed round initiated last year.

Written by George Nott10 July 18 15:43

Mike Wright leaving Telstra after 38 years

Telstra’s group managing director networks, Mike Wright is leaving the company he joined as a graduate in 1980. Brisbane-based Wright will leave the telco in September.

Written by Byron Connolly10 July 18 10:39

QA: Bill Hoffman of the Industrial Internet Consortium talks AI, IoT and more

Founded in 2014 by a group of high-profile technology and manufacturing companies, the Industrial Internet Consortium has since blossomed into a major player in the critically important world of IoT, helping to demonstrate how the new technology can apply to a variety of commercial and industrial fields. Network World talked with the group's president, Bill Hoffman, who discussed the long, strange journey of technology's relationship with industry.

Written by Jon Gold09 July 18 23:25

How to adopt cloud with conviction

Australian companies can’t simply flip a switch to put their operations on a cloud migration. Leaders need to integrate their new, agile cloud organisation with their legacy business.

Written by Jordan Griffiths09 July 18 15:43

Ursula Phillips joins The Real Pet Food Company

Former PepsiCo Australia and New Zealand technology boss, Ursula Phillips, will join The Real Pet Food Company in August as its Sydney-based chief information officer.

Written by Byron Connolly09 July 18 15:05

Checking in with the chatbots

The rise and rise of chatbots in Australia has been impressive. But are they any good?

Written by George Nott09 July 18 12:07

Huawei claims $136M WA railway deal

Chinese technology giant, Huawei, has bagged a $136 million contract to build and maintain digital radio systems that deliver voice and data services across Perth’s rail network.

Written by Byron Connolly09 July 18 09:39
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