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A content writer who sees art in everything, Imee has always been passionate about creative writing. For the past few years, she has been working in the field of education, e-commerce and social media. She finds comfort in music and reading novels.

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Anna Kristn Plsdttir named atNorth's Chief Development Officer
Yesterday
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power / energy
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renewable energy
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data centre expansion
Anna Kristín Pálsdóttir joins Icelandic tech giant atNorth as Chief Development Officer, leveraging her expertise in innovation and portfolio management to lead data centre expansion.
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Stuart Barnard first CFO at Encompass Corporation
Yesterday
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cfo
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leadership
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encompass
In a major move, Encompass Corporation has appointed Stuart Barnard, an experienced finance executive known for his work with start-ups and scale-ups, as its first CFO.
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Australian organisations face surge in ransomware attacks
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siem
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advanced persistent threat protection
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ndr
Despite 91% of IT decision-makers in Australia expressing confidence in their cyber risk management, a new report reveals persistent shortcomings in addressing threats, with ransomware attacks and insecure network protocols remaining a major challenge.
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Aussies sold on EVs but rising costs deter potential buyers
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cartech
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toyota
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tesla
New research reveals a shocking 94% of Australian electric vehicle owners would buy another, hindered by the rising cost of living and charging infrastructure.
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Appian & AWS partnership to enhance AI in enterprise processes
Yesterday
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public cloud
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ml
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cloud services
Appian partners with Amazon Web Services to integrate generative AI into enterprise workflows using AWS's Amazon Bedrock and Sagemaker, bolstering data security and compliance.
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Partners in Performance names two new ANZ Directors
Yesterday
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universities
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growth
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transport
Australia's leading consultancy firm, Partners in Performance, welcomes new ANZ Directors, Ben Thompson and Jane Algie, bolstering their global leadership team and fuelling future growth and innovation.
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LogicMonitor names Karthik Sj as AI general manager to boost observability offerings
Yesterday
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ai
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aiops
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logicmonitor
Karthik Sj, equipped with 20 years of AI experience, has been appointed as general manager of AI at LogicMonitor, an artificial intelligence-driven SaaS firm, set to accelerate the company's enterprise-focused AI hybrid observability offerings.
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Jessica Booth steps up as Biza.io's new Chief Operations Officer
Yesterday
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leadership
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data sharing
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consumer data right
Brisbane-based startup Biza.io appoints Jessica Booth as Chief Operations Officer as part of its growth strategy facing a 48% increase in employee strength within the past year.
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Kore.ai appoints Paul Rilstone as VP for Australia & New Zealand
Yesterday
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cx
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martech
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ai
Kore.ai appoints industry veteran Paul Rilstone as Vice President for Australia and New Zealand, aiming to boost its presence and accelerate growth in the region.
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Becca Toth becomes Senior VP & CMO at Hyland
Yesterday
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partner programmes
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b2b marketing
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leadership
Becca Toth steps into the key role of Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at global tech firm Hyland, drawing on her decades of industry experience to amplify growth and global expansion.
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Peacock Bros acquires insignia to boost supply chain solutions
2 days ago
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printing
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supply chain & logistics
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retail technologies
Australian supply chain firm, Peacock Bros., acquires leading identification solutions company, insignia, boosting its product offerings and regional presence.
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F5 announces new corporate leadership appointments
3 days ago
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cloud security
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cybersecurity
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cto
F5 empowers its application and cloud security strategy with the appointment of new Executive VP and CTO, Kunal Anand, and Lyra Schramm as Executive VP and Chief People Officer.
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Former Google Cloud VP Jeff Reed joins Vectra AI as Chief Product Officer
3 days ago
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advanced persistent threat protection
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ai security
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cybersecurity
Vectra AI, a leader in artificial intelligence, bolsters its C-suite by appointing former Google Cloud VP of Product, Jeff Reed, as Chief Product Officer amidst strategic growth and the pioneering launch of industry-first open MXDR service, Vectra MXDR.
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Tangerine signs Olympian swimmer Mollie O'Callaghan as brand ambassador
3 days ago
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connectivity
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speed
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job moves
Tangerine Telecom announces its partnership with Olympian swimming sensation, Mollie O'Callaghan, as its latest brand ambassador, aiming to inspire speed, excellence, and connectivity.
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Paymentology appoints Anna Porra as Chief Revenue Officer
3 days ago
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fintech
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leadership
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recruitment
Anna Porra, a veteran with vast cards programme management expertise, joins leading issuer processor, Paymentology, as Chief Revenue Officer to drive global growth and operational efficiency.
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Fortinet recognised as Challenger in Gartner's 2024 Magic Quadrant for SSE
Last week
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firewall
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network infrastructure
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endpoint protection
Fortinet has been named a Challenger in Gartner's 2024 Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge, the eighth recognition for the cybersecurity leader, thanks to its cloud-based solution, FortiSASE.
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Intel reshuffles Asia Pacific leadership to boost business growth
Last week
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management
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intel
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leadership
Intel expands strategic focus in Asia Pacific, Japan and India with key appointments including Hans Chuang as GM for APJ and Santhosh Viswanathan as VP for India.
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Aiven tackles carbon emissions in tech ahead of World Earth Day
Last week
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thoughtworks
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earth day
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australian government
Aiven commits to sustainable operations in the tech sector, highlighting the urgent need for carbon emissions reduction in light of equivalent pollution levels to the aviation industry.
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Global Processing boosts efficiency with New Relic AI platform
Last week
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cx
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martech
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app development
Digital finance giant Global Processing has optimised operations with New Relic platform, resulting in a 50% alert noise reduction and 30% faster IT outage counteraction.
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Ozone API partners with Thistle Initiatives for PSD3 compliance readiness
Last week
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compliance
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digital banking
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financial institutions
Global open banking leader, Ozone API, has formed a strategic partnership with Thistle Initiatives to help financial institutions achieve compliance with the forthcoming Third Payment Services Directive (PSD3).
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Anastasia Nyrkovskaya makes history as Fortune Media's first female CEO
Last week
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leadership
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kpmg
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global expansion
Anastasia Nyrkovskaya charts history at Fortune Media, becoming the first female CEO and spearheading the media giant's digital transformation and global expansion.
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Qualtrics appoints Gurdeep Singh Pall as AI Strategy President
Last week
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microsoft
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voip
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contact centre
Qualtrics, renowned experience management firm, welcomes Gurdeep Singh Pall as its first-ever President of AI Strategy. The former Microsoft executive will steer the AI-enriched evolution of experience management for customers and employees.
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Conferma welcomes fintech expert Kriya Patel as Non-Executive Director
Last week
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fintech
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martech
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commerce systems
Virtual payments leader Conferma boosts its strategic expansion plan, appointing seasoned fintech executive Kriya Patel as new Non-Executive Director amid significant company rebranding.
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Alberto Ravagni appointed CEO of Net Zero Innovation Hub
Last week
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microsoft
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power / energy
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schneider electric
Alberto Ravagni, known for his clean energy expertise, is appointed CEO of the Net Zero Innovation Hub for European Data Centers, aimed at decarbonising data centres.