The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-19T21:21:43Z New jobs website for Australian contact centres 2017-03-19T21:21:43Z new-jobs-website-for-australian-contact-centres Melbourne Australia 20 March 2017. A new jobs website has been launched specifically for the Australian contact centre industry. ItsMyCall has been purpose-built to provide a real alternative to those seeking a job in the Australian contact centre industry. Managing Director, Justin Tippett says that “for too long recruiting contact centre staff has been a difficult process with the current options not understanding the diverse nature of roles available within the Australian contact centre industry. Previously seen as a transient job, contact centres now offer a fulfilling career that provides international opportunities and a direct path to executive level positions”. To illustrate the point ItsMyCall has over 50 different job types reflecting the diverse nature of skills that make up the modern Australian contact centre with everything from working on Social Media queues, Training, Quality & Compliance, Workforce Optimisation and more. Partnering with Australia’s official contact centre industry body, Auscontact Association and Contact Centre Central, a website followed by thousands of contact centre professionals in Australia with the latest news, articles and support resources, ItsMyCall is able to launch directly into a ready-made audience of thousands of contact centre professionals already engaged with the industry. Fiona Keough, CEO of Auscontact Association added ‘we are really excited about partnering with ItsMyCall. Contact Centres are becoming increasingly complex and by showcasing the diverse nature of the roles available across the country, and providing access all in one location, delivering a laser like insight into the depth and breadth of career opportunities available within our industry today’. Tippett adds that “ItsMyCall has been developed by people actively involved in supporting and promoting the Australian contact centre community. We are extremely proud of the opportunities our industry provides people from all walks of life and through ItsMyCall we look forward to continuing to promoting the diverse career options within the Australian contact centre community.   Dell Boomi Acquires ManyWho 2017-03-17T00:29:32Z dell-boomi-acquires-manywho ROUND ROCK, Texas, Mar. 16, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced it has completed a transaction to acquire ManyWho™, a unified cloud and low-code development platform. ManyWho simplifies workflow automation and allows businesses and developers to turn business processes into rich software applications to connect employees, customers and core systems. Workflow automation is a critical need for modern businesses and organizations pursuing digital transformation and IT modernization. Adding the ManyWho low-code capabilities to Boomi’s market-leading integration platform accelerates the company’s ability to deliver workflow automation to customers on a unified platform, something no other company can match. The acquisition unlocks the ability for businesses to maximize best-of-breed cloud applications, driving efficiency, increasing time to value and building a competitive advantage. With the addition of ManyWho, the Boomi platform provides customers with the enabling technology to address the challenges of Hybrid IT. Now, the platform allows businesses to connect, manage data changes, ensure data quality and re-establish efficient business processes across your IT landscape. Boomi is the world’s leading cloud integration platform. ManyWho is rethinking the way businesses manage workflow automation. Together, the Boomi platform offers the only solution where customers can move, manage, govern and automate data and processes in a unified way. “Both Boomi and ManyWho were born in the cloud and are cloud native. Without an on-premises legacy to manage, Boomi provides instant access to services with no installation, effortless and automatic software upgrades and crowd-sourced ease-of-use to achieve short time-to-value,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Boomi plus ManyWho brings world class integration together with leading cloud workflow automation. This combination provides our customers with a connected workflow which is key to an efficient and differentiated business.” “Boomi is a perfect fit for ManyWho. Both companies are committed to delivering innovative ways to help companies move fast, be nimble and collaborate at scale,” said Steve Wood, co-founder of ManyWho. “Joining Boomi allows ManyWho to scale quickly, offering businesses the end-to-end integration solution they need to drive Digital Transformation.’’ ManyWho was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Boomi plans to keep ManyWho’s employees and existing operations, and will continue to invest in additional engineering, channel, marketing, professional services, support and sales capability to grow this business. To learn more about how these new Boomi workflow features can help your business or see a demonstration, please visit: About ManyWho ManyWho is an agile, enterprise-level, cloud-based, application development platform. Agility doesn’t have to mean compromise however – ManyWho builds social, mobile (including offline) and real-time applications that can run on any desktop or mobile device, operating system or platform. Headquartered in San Francisco and with a presence in Exeter, UK, ManyWho is revolutionizing the world of business process effectiveness by helping corporations get the best out of their existing applications and investments. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,300 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times and offers substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. ManyWho is a trademark of Boomi Inc., a Dell subsidiary. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # Funding Now Available for Singapore IT Pros and Organisations to Gain Sought After AWS Skills & Certification 2017-02-06T23:08:49Z funding-now-available-for-singapore-it-pros-and-organisations-to-gain-sought-after-aws-skills-amp-certification-3 Singapore – 6 February 2017 – As the only authorised Amazon Web Services (AWS) training partner for Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, Bespoke Training Services is excited to announce the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate CITREP+ Endorsed Training Program.   The Program provides self-sponsored students and/or organisations supporting their employees, the opportunity to apply for CITREP+ funding - up to 70% for professionals and up to 100% for students and / or full time national service (NSF), subject to funding eligibility.   “Bespoke is thrilled to be working with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to support IT professionals building specialised ICT skills in cloud computing through AWS training and certification,” said Trent Rosenthal, CEO, Bespoke Training Services. “We recognise the growing need for AWS skills in Singapore and are working with IMDA to help individuals and organisations through funding support for professional development efforts.”   According to Hays Singapore, AWS certification is among the IT competencies commonly found in job descriptions in the Singapore market, and demand for AWS skills is growing.    “As more businesses look towards cloud computing to maximise operational and cost efficiency, we have seen more roles requiring cloud computing competencies,” said Nabil Farrag, Team Manager, Hays Singapore. “As a result, the Singapore IT labour market has been strained to fulfill this demand. Over the last 12 months, we have noticed a rise in the number of roles where AWS skills are listed as a job requirement. This trend is likely to persist in the near future.”   The Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme Plus (CITREP+) supports professionals in keeping pace with technology shifts through continuous and proactive training. Through training, they will acquire technical skills sets that will enable them to remain relevant and productive. Applicants must first determine eligibility, then complete the program through to certification as per the CITREP+ claim procedure and conditions (info here).   “The AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification is recognised around the world and was listed by Forbes as America’s top paying IT certification in 2016. With the demand for AWS skills on the rise in Singapore we are pleased to offer a program to help Singaporeans achieve this valuable certification,” said Gilbert Cheo, Business Development Manager, Bespoke Training Services, Singapore.   “Our 5-day, AWS instructor-led, authorised AWS training program takes IT professionals through Solutions Architect skills development, then an exam readiness workshop to prepare to sit for the certification exam. Also included is the cost of sitting for the actual exam,” said Cheo.    The next available AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate program training dates are:   27 Feb – 3 March 13 – 17 March 27 – 31 March   To Register your interest and determine your eligibility, visit the Bespoke Training Services website at     What funding support is available? Category Training Course & certification/Assessment Professionals Up to 70% of the nett payable course & certification fees, capped at $2,500 per student Students &/or Full Time National Service (NSF) Up to 100% of the nett payable course & certification fees, capped at $2,000 per student Am I eligible? You must be a Singapore Citizen and meet general eligibility criteria prior to beginning the training program, to qualify for CITREP+ funding support. For full eligibility criteria please visit the IMDA website. Who is this CITREP+ programme for?  Professionals working towards AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Certification.  The CITREP+ Endorsed Training Includes: (full Course Overview) AWS Technical Essentials - Introductory course introducing AWS products, services, and common solutions.    Architecting on AWS - Covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on AWS. Designed to teach Solutions Architects how to optimise the use of the AWS cloud by understanding AWS services and how these services fit into cloud-based solutions. AWS Exam Readiness Workshop - Solutions Architect - Associate Level - Designed to complement Architecting on AWS, this workshop is intended for individuals who are preparing for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate exam.  Dell Boomi Names VP of Business Development to Expand Global Partner Channel 2017-01-19T01:39:59Z dell-boomi-names-vp-of-business-development-to-expand-global-partner-channel ROUND ROCK, Texas--Dell Boomi (Boomi) today announced that it has appointed David Tavolaro as its vice president of business development. Tavolaro is responsible for advancing Boomi’s fast-growing global partner channel, which has grown more than fifty percent in the last year. His appointment reflects Boomi’s commitment to strengthen its channel to support growing global demand for its award-winning integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) to help organizations rapidly and cost-effectively integrate data across applications in hybrid IT environments of cloud-based and legacy on-premises systems. In this role, Tavolaro heads up Boomi’s go-to-market strategy and execution across a partner network of independent software vendors (ISVs), global systems integrators (GSIs) and regional IT consultancies, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and referral partners. “The channel is in our DNA and has been a vital part of our success to date. We believe it will be an accelerator for growth as Boomi expands globally,” said Will Corkery, Boomi VP of worldwide sales and business development. “David’s deep industry and operational experience, combined with growing global demand for iPaaS cloud integration will help further Boomi’s position as the number one integration cloud for companies of all sizes.” Tavolaro brings to Boomi more than two decades of sales, channel and executive management leadership experience in the enterprise software and services industry. Prior to Boomi, Tavolaro served for nearly 11 years as vice president, sales, at the systems integration and technology management firm Anexinet. Before that, he held senior-level positions at Computer Sciences Corporation, DataChannel, Actium and Accenture. “Boomi has revolutionized integration in the cloud. Its ability to connect cloud platforms, software-as-a-service applications, and on-premises systems is unprecedented,” Tavolaro said. “I’m thrilled to join Boomi and contribute to its advancement and leadership in the fast-growing iPaaS market. Using the Boomi platform, forward-thinking partners will capitalize on an incredible opportunity to power digital transformation for their customers to drive innovation and help them leapfrog the competition.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, and API management solutions. Visit for more information. © Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Kordia Solutions Australia Sees Significant Business Benefits from Dell Boomi Cloud-Based Integration 2017-01-17T00:00:00Z kordia-solutions-australia-sees-significant-business-benefits-from-dell-boomi-cloud-based-integration Sydney, Australia – Jan. 17, 2017 – Dell Boomi has announced that Kordia Solutions Australia has transformed its internal processes and customer services delivery capabilities using Boomi’s AtomSphere integration platform as a service (iPaaS). The alignment of data across key ERP and warehouse platforms has resulted in significant cost savings for the business. Kordia is a communications, cyber security, broadcast and infrastructure services provider which operates in both Australia and New Zealand. Following a period of significant business expansion – and with renewed focus on providing innovative digital customer service solutions – Kordia Solutions Australia recognised its former business processes were not operating to optimum performance levels. Previously, Kordia Solutions Australia’s core platform which is responsible for finances, warehouse management and customer interactions was not connected with the wider ecosystem, and therefore unable to transfer data in real-time – this meant there was potential for misalignment of records. As part of a comprehensive digital business transformation to create seamless data flow throughout the organisation, Kordia Solutions Australia identified the need for effective integration that would allow in-house applications, SAP and cloud-based applications to share data and create visibility for all employees and end users. In doing so, Kordia was able to reduce the cost of data reconciliation under its former processes. Kordia Solutions Australia selected Boomi for its powerful and scalable cloud-based integration capabilities, as well as the simplicity of the platform. Alternative platforms were developer-focused and required the deployment of additional resources which would generate additional costs. “With a new digital customer strategy in place, we implemented Boomi to help provide the ‘software glue’ between our network and applications to manage secure access to, and exchange of, information amongst our staff and customers located throughout Australia,” said Mark O’Dwyer, General Manager IT, Kordia Solutions Australia. “Boomi has delivered direct and measurable benefits; we now have peace of mind in knowing our data is up to date and accurate across integrated systems, allowing us to connect with customers and partners, improving time-to-value externally.” “Boomi was attractive because there was no requirement to hire and engage developers, and no dedicated resources were needed to complete the implementation. Training existing staff to use Boomi was simple because the platform is configurable through visual design and inbuilt connectors, making it significantly easier to understand,” said O’Dwyer. Kordia implemented Boomi AtomSphere with support from Boomi partner and integration specialist, WDCi Group, which was engaged from the start of the project to aid the design and deployment process. WDCi ensured the roll-out was simple due to its expertise in integrating to SAP and experience with web services, file and database application vendors. “Lacking complete visibility across an organisation’s in-house applications can result in significant unexpected costs, particularly for companies that manage large stock levels,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “By integrating systems via Boomi AtomSphere, Kordia Solutions Australia has streamlined its environment to ensure that data is effectively synchronised and readily available so that employees can provide services to their customers without delay while costs are kept down.” About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. UTRC can employ Stawell Gold Mine’s new unemployed workers 2016-12-13T11:56:40Z utrc-can-employ-stawell-mine-s-new-unemployed-workers Following his Open Letter* to Stawell residents advising them of a misinformation campaign regarding UTRC’s removal of the largest tyre stockpile in Australia, Dr Matthew Starr is again imploring the Victorian Government to take steps that will see the business start employing many of Stawell Gold Mines’ retrenched workers. With up to 150 people losing their jobs at the mine (announced Tuesday, 13 December), UTRC offers Stawell a chance to employ up to 50 people in early 2017.  “All we request from the government is to waive some of the small regulatory fees that UTRC has been hit with, and provide greater support for our efforts to eliminate Victoria’s number one environmental hazard,” said Dr Starr. “UTRC is the only new business of size attempting to become operational in Stawell that can employ up to 30 per cent of the newly unemployed.  “UTRC is the best option for the unemployed workers who now face a very unhappy Christmas and New Year, with a bleak outlook for 2017.” The Stawell tyre stockpile comprises almost 9 million tyres, which UTRC purchased in June 2015 to create a new, environmentally-friendly, clean-tech facility to recycle the tyres. Dr Starr added, “We intend to support the workers of Stawell for the long term and as UTRC in Stawell has been classified as a Transfer Station for Victoria's used tyres, we can assure the town that there will be jobs well into the future.” * You can view the Open Letter, which is being delivered this week, at and a copy should be attached. Dr Matthew Starr can be contacted on 0402 457 315. ThoughtWorks receives Australian government’s 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation 2016-12-07T23:29:27Z thoughtworks-receives-australian-government-s-2016-employer-of-choice-for-gender-equality-citation December 8, 2016 – Sydney, Australia - ThoughtWorks, a global technology company with just over 300 ThoughtWorkers across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, has received the 2016 Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation, awarded by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). The citation recognises ThoughtWorks’ active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces and is aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, which acknowledges that gender equality is increasingly critical to an organisation’s success and is viewed as a baseline feature of well-managed and leading organisations. According to the WGEA, this year, despite more rigorous criteria, a record number of organisations have been granted the citation, indicating that commitment to workplace gender equality is gaining momentum. Trends in this year’s recipients include a focus on flexibility, greater support for women to progress into leadership positions and more sophisticated analysis of the causes of gender pay gaps. “Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of our DNA at ThoughtWorks. We are passionate about addressing gender imbalance in the tech industry and have taken deliberate steps to align the issue with our business mission,” said Ange Ferguson, Group Managing Director for ThoughtWorks Asia Pacific. “We invest in providing a workplace where ThoughtWorkers feel supported no matter their individual circumstances and strive to be a catalyst for positive change in the way women are viewed and treated. Our initiatives range from a focus on gender equality in recruitment to detailed gender remuneration analysis, internal policies and communities, and women in Leadership Development Programs. “We hire, support, and recognise all employees without penalty or privilege towards their gender identification, and are proud to stand out as a tech industry leader with nearly half our people in Australia identifying as female.” Since 2011, ThoughtWorks has set recruitment quotas with clear, achievable and measurable goals that are regularly assessed. Australian diversity figures for ThoughtWorkers who identify as female: - 49% ThoughtWorks Australia overall (Professional Services and Operations) - 47% ThoughtWorks Australia - Professional Services - 38% ThoughtWorks Australia – Software Developers A detailed bi-annual gender remuneration analysis has also become a primary focus for the company’s pay review process and helps identify differences in salary by grade, role and gender. Additionally, various internal initiatives ensure ThoughtWorks remains an inclusive workplace for all, including policies like flexible work, parental and other leave. “ThoughtWorks has a firm emphasis on supporting women returning to work, especially seeing as the fast pace of the tech world can sometimes mean people can feel left behind,” said Ange. This is supported by other initiatives including a Parents’ Community and a Womens’ Network, which identifies areas for improvement and greater equality within the business. Dedicated Women in Leadership Development Programs deliver tailored mentoring and support to ensure there is diversity within the company’s future leaders. Entrenched in the ThoughtWorks business, diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of all decisions, and it encourages open and regular discussions about the issues driving inequities in the IT industry so all employees are aware of the company’s stance on diversity. “We want ThoughtWorks to be an attractive and inclusive workplace as an employer of choice, but also want to lead by example and hope others will aim higher with their own diversity initiatives. “After all, a more diverse and equitable tech industry is an improved tech industry, which ultimately will mean greater success for all,” concluded Ange. -ENDS- We want to hear from you. Continue the conversation on Twitter @thoughtworks Note to editors: ThoughtWorks in the US was recently awarded Top Company for Women in Tech - ahead of Google and Facebook - and was last week recognised in 19 Companies as Great as Google. About ThoughtWorks We are a software company and community of passionate purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. About WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) The WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation is designed to encourage, recognise and promote active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces. The EOCGE citation commenced in 2014, replacing the predecessor citation, the EOWA Employer of Choice for Women. The citation is strategically aligned with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), reflecting the change in focus of the legislation to promote and improve gender equality for both women and men, while recognising the historically disadvantaged position of women in the workplace. The EOCGE citation is a voluntary leading practice recognition program that is separate to compliance with the Act. Criteria for the citation cover leadership, learning and development, gender remuneration gaps, flexible working and other initiatives to support family responsibilities, employee consultation, preventing sex-based harassment and discrimination, and targets for improving gender equality outcomes. Criteria are regularly strengthened to reflect best practice. Dell Boomi’s Asia-Pacific and Japan Expansion Continues with Key Senior Hires 2016-12-06T02:09:18Z dell-boomi-s-asia-pacific-and-japan-expansion-continues-with-key-senior-hires Sydney, Australia – December 6, 2016 – Dell Boomi has further expanded its footprint in Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) with three new senior hires to cater for strong local demand for cloud-based integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS).   The appointments comprise Michelle Grange and David Flaks, who join the company as Enterprise Account Executives, and Richard Snowden, who fills the role of Inside Sales Executive.   With more than 35 years’ experience in software and services sales between them, Grange and Flaks have been appointed to manage business development and customer relations for Boomi’s southern and northern operations in Australia, respectively.   Grange previously held senior roles at SugarCRM and Microsoft, among other software companies, where she worked with multiple top 100 Australian organisations across most industry sectors.   Having formerly had high-profile stints at InfoReady, IBM and Dell, Flaks brings to Boomi extensive experience in client management and team leadership, in both direct and partner sales roles.   Meanwhile, Snowden will work directly with regional organisations on their digital transformation strategies, and act as the first point of contact for them. Snowden joins Boomi from Mulesoft where he was responsible for account development across Australia and New Zealand as the company’s lead Inside Sales Representative.   Boomi launched its APJ operations with the opening of its Sydney office in April 2016. Michael Evans was appointed to lead the business as Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ), based in Sydney. Evans’ appointment coincided with that of Linda Urlich, Partner and Alliances Manager APJ, and Tania Mushtaq, Senior Marketing Manager APJ, who were joined soon after by a number of additional new executives.  Boomi currently employs 13 staff in the region.   Since launch, Boomi has experienced significant demand from local organisations requiring powerful and simple cloud integration capabilities to connect best-of-breed, business-critical applications.   “Traditional methods for integration typically can no longer cost-effectively meet the integration needs of rapidly evolving businesses,” said Evans. “This is why local organisations are increasingly implementing iPaaS; it provides cloud-based integration capabilities that can be tailored to the specific needs of the company and its various departments.   “The appointments of Michelle, David and Richard provide Boomi with further presence to cater for this demand in Australia and New Zealand. Their experience in the local software industry builds on our existing expertise, allowing us to align even more closely with local companies’ business needs.”  About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organisations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM and API management solutions. Visit for more information. © Dell, Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Technologies. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. AUSIT Conference To Boost Translator and Interpreter Awareness 2016-11-15T03:01:22Z ausit-conference-to-boost-translator-and-interpreter-awareness Translation and interpreting services are crucial in multicultural and multilingual Australia. Over 20% of the Australian population cannot speak English well or at all. In 2016, the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) is focussing efforts on raising public awareness of the translating and interpreting profession. These efforts will be discussed at the AUSIT National Conference being held on November 18 in Melbourne. AUSIT National President, Professor Sandra Hale, stated that “when non-English speakers need to access any essential services, such as medical or legal services, they can only do so if interpreters are provided”. “Similarly, any written communication also needs to be translated for them to access the information”. AUSIT is calling on Australian service providers to better recognise the key role translators and interpreters play in bridging communication and cultural gaps between members of the community. “The public need to understand that only competent professional interpreters and translators can accurately perform this role”. “In an attempt to save money, many will resort to good intentioned bilingual friends or family who can in fact do more damage than good, as they will misinterpret or mistranslate, add or omit to the original messages”. “This can produce further miscommunication and misunderstandings, sometimes leading to dire consequences” Professor Hale said. The conference will provide a valuable forum for exchange between translators and interpreters, agencies and language service users, government departments, tertiary institutions and other industry stakeholders. Translation and Interpreting Student excellence awards will be presented on the Friday evening. On Saturday 19 November, the annual Jill Blewett Memorial Lecture will be given by the Victorian minister for Multicultural Affairs, the Hon. Robin Scott MP. AUSIT is pleased to announce that the conference Gold Sponsor is the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd (NAATI). Other conference sponsors include - SDL, the Victorian Interpreting & Translating Service (VITS), All Graduates Interpreting & Translating, Ezispeak and ONCALL Interpreters & Translators. The organisation of the conference is supported by Monash University. Australian RegTech company recognised for global growth 2016-11-04T06:31:31Z australian-regtech-company-recognised-for-global-growth 4th November 2016, Sydney, Australia. Fast-growth Australian RegTech company, GRC Solutions, were finalists at last week’s NSW Premier’s Export Awards in the Education and Training category, acknowledged for their international growth in Asia and North America. GRC is a collaborative and international online compliance training business that uses its adaptive eLearning platform to maximise learning efficiency while significantly reducing compliance training and development costs for large organisations. Established in 2013, the company opened its first international office in Singapore in 2014 and this year opened an office in New York. The RegTech start-up is committed to having a strong hold in these key markets as part of its future global growth plans. Currently, GRC has over 150 clients and 500,000+ end users. Following a successful launch in Washington DC this month, the company is set to double US growth in the next three months. The company has played a key role to date in assisting Australia’s financial services sector through a period of disruption and uncertainty. Some Australian banks are spending over $300 million each year on compliance and in the last seven years, twenty of the world's biggest banks have paid more than $235 billion in fines. It is now common for bank employees to have 40 or more hours of mandatory training per year. When multiplied across an employee population of 30,000+ staff, the financial services sector is investing vast amounts of employee time into training. “We see the regulatory technology and compliance area really taking off and there is an increasing need for banks to be more efficient and effective in what they do. One client told us that every hour of mandatory training costs them $30 million in lost productivity,” said GRC Managing Director, Julian Fenwick. GRC is using adaptive eLearning technology to help organisations meet regulatory requirements and improve training outcomes without throwing away money. By recognising prior learning, the platform can effectively trim the hours of mandatory learning per employee. American Express is using the adaptive eLearning platform to train over 100,000 people annually in anti-money laundering in eight languages. “In today’s global economy, Australian tech companies need to prioritise global growth as part of their long-term business strategies. At GRC, global growth has always been high on the agenda. We’re delighted to be acknowledged by the NSW Export Awards for something that is a core value of our business,” said Mr Fenwick. GRC’s acknowledgement at last week’s awards comes just a week after GRC accepted the award for Best Compliance Training Program for its work with American Express at the LearnX awards. The company continues to be highly recognised for its innovative and high quality platform and program. GRC will ramp up its global operations in 2017, as they seek to expand their footprint in Asia and the US, whilst keeping an eye on the European market, particularly post-Brexit. The company will be exhibiting at Singapore’s FinTech Summit later this month. About GRC Solutions ( Formerly GRC was part of law firm Blake Dawson Waldron, known as BDW Technology. The company was then spun off in 2013, when Blake Dawson merged with English law firm Ashurst, Today, GRC Solutions is a RegTech company and leader in award-winning online compliance training, spanning legal compliance, risk management and ethics. Across the private, government and non-profit sectors, GRC helps organisations to build resilient cultures amid complex legal and regulatory environments. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, GRC has a strong international presence in the US, New Zealand and Asia. News and invitation: Economic Enquiry Brings Accountants, Government And Technology Together To Grow The Economy 2016-11-03T01:07:19Z news-and-invitation-economic-enquiry-brings-accountants-government-and-technology-together-to-grow-the-economy Sydney, November 3 2016 – Accountants and finance professionals will have the opportunity to influence policy at a State and Federal level, to leverage the new technology and data to become the accountants of the future and to help grow the Australian economy while they are at it at an economic enquiry hosted by Unstoppables Founder, Julio De Laffitte alongside guest speaker the New South Wales Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation, The Honourable Victor Dominello MP. The NSW Minister of Innovation is working alongside industry to free up silos of public agency data to give businesses access to information that will drive new innovation. By working across industries, accountants in a prime position to being an incredible amount of value to their clients. This opening of data will change industries, fuel disruption and propel innovation. This exclusive event on Wednesday November 23 at NSW Parliament House, will give attendees the opportunity to to air and share their views in open discussions and to gain insights from a panel of Australia’s greatest business minds about the importance of the relationship between accountants and business success. The aim of this discussion is to learn how accountants and are in the perfect position to take advantage of the changing landscape to grow business and be an invaluable partner to clients. Speakers include Tim Reed, CEO of MYOB, Jane Stanton, Vice President of CAANZ, Nicholas Adamo, CEO of Bright Sparke and John Peterson, Founding Director of Best Practice Program, as well as Julio De Laffitte, Founder of Unstoppables, and The Honorable Victor Dominello MP, Minister of Innovation. The inaugural event saw more than 120 senior professionals attend. “The second in its series, this wonderful event unites the industry and brings fresh ideas and consideration about new practices, technologies and trends impacting the profession. We’re delighted to welcome the Minister and look forward to some serious insights into the unfolding future of the economy from those driving the change,” said Julio De Laffitte, Founder of Unstoppables. For more information, and to register, please visit or email About Unstoppables In 2014, Julio De Laffitte, a successful entrepreneur and businessman who started his business journey over 20 years ago, formed the idea for Unstoppables - A movement for business leaders and entrepreneurs to collaborate, define and action new economic potential for Australia and beyond. In 2015, Unstoppables took over 100 Australian entrepreneurs to Antarctica on an 8-day collaborative think tank. Out of this, many alliances were formed between start-ups, established businesses and different industries to create new economic opportunities for Australia. All in all, 98 businesses were formed and $47 million was invested. In 2016, Unstoppables took 50 Australian entrepreneurs to the Amazon for a 10-day collaborative think tank. The results were the same in comparison. Many new businesses and alliances are being formed through effective collaboration. In all Unstoppables collaborations, accountants and their unique perspective of multiple industries have played key roles in the formation of new opportunities. This observation has seen Unstoppables working closely with accountants and associated industries to leverage further growth in the Australian economy. For more information, please contact: Jo Balfour / Shuba Paheerathan Progressiva Public Relations / +61 (0)405 541 018 / +61 (0)438 606 424 AUSTRALIAN BEEF PRODUCER, JACK'S CREEK RETAINS THE WORLD'S BEST STEAK TITLE 2016-09-22T22:56:49Z australian-beef-producer-jack-s-creek-retains-the-world-s-best-steak-title The competition was tougher than ever with 17 countries and 83 of the world’s top beef producers entering the competition Held in London last night in a bid to win the title. The Jack's Creek winning steak came from a Wagyu F2+ 75% aged for 30 months and grain fed with judges noting it won on it's all round top quality. Patrick Warmoll, managing director of Jack's creek said of the win, “We spent considerable time selecting the entry and this win confirms that we’re the best in the world again. Winning last year was one of the biggest things to happen to us and our brand awareness rocketed and it’s been great for business. This is as much a win for Australia as it is for us.” He also added. “We will be going for the hat trick next year!” Chair of judges and butcher Keith Boxley said, “Every gold medal winner was worthy of winning the top prize but the overall winner was outstanding. It scored highly on appearance, quality, taste and tenderness.” He also added, “People are getting more selective about the meat they eat and they want something more prepared. As a butcher judging this competition, I'm looking for something that looks and tastes nice that has no gristle.” Jack’s Creeks’ award winning beef can be found in many of Australia’s top restaurants including, ARIA, black by EZARD, Catalina, LuMi Bar and Dining and many more. ARIA restaurant Head Chef Ben Turner commented that, “Jack’s Creek beef is always a consistent and tasty product” and Catalina’s Executive Chef, Mark Axisa, commented: "Jack's Creek beef is of the highest quality and the fullest flavour. It is a pleasure having the Jack's Creek dry-aged ribeye on my menu; it just flies out the door!" Jack’s Creeks’ 150+ days Grain Fed 100% black angus also won the Silver award. For more information on Jack’s Creek, interviews with Patrick Warmoll and images, please contact Annabel Carroll at Polkadot PR 02 9281 4190 / About Jack’s Creek Jack’s Creek is still regarded as a relative newcomer in the world of specialist beef after launching in 2000. However, in 1947 the Warmoll Family began farming in Breeza and the company’s links to fine food dates back to 1852, when the Warmoll Family emigrated from Ireland before opening butcher’s shops in the Victorian and NSW gold fields. The company is family run by co-founders and brothers, Philip and David Warmoll and sons Patrick Warmoll, MD and Robert Warmoll. Jack’s Creek is at the forefront of Australian premium beef production – processing and marketing grain fed Wagyu and Black Angus, which it ships to more than 20 destinations around the world including Japan, Saudi Arabia, China and the Germany. IntegrationWorks and Dell Boomi announce industry-leading iPaaS solution for Government and Enterprise 2016-09-19T00:00:00Z integrationworks-and-dell-boomi-announce-industry-leading-ipaas-solution-for-government-and-enterprise Integration specialists, IntegrationWorks, and the world’s leading integration cloud platform, Dell Boomi, today announced an industry-first integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) that will allow government agencies and private enterprises to connect any combination of cloud or on-premises applications. IntegrationWorks has an extensive history of developing innovative integration platforms for enterprises and government agencies throughout New Zealand. Working with Dell Boomi, IntegrationWorks will launch a self-service integration platform to alleviate the complexity surrounding traditional integration projects which are typically lengthy and resource-consuming. Through its membership with the Stack Alliance – a group of leading ICT organisations led by cloud company, Revera, which provides services to the New Zealand government – IntegrationWorks will be able to implement the first iPaaS solution across government agencies in the country utilising the NZ Government-approved Revera Homeland Cloud platform. While traditional integration solutions often include costly license fees, complex software agreements, and convoluted implementation methodologies, the Dell Boomi AtomSphere integration platform is simple to deploy, delivers fast time-to-value and is extremely cost-effective. “We saw a major need in the market to develop shareable connectors for government and private enterprises across New Zealand,” said Grant McKeen, IntegrationWorks Managing Director. “Leveraging the Dell Boomi AtomSphere platform was the obvious choice given its ease to deploy and exceptionally fast time-to-value. “In a thriving digital economy like New Zealand, a cloud-based integration solution customised through IntegrationWorks using the Dell Boomi platform enables rapid time-to-market for new digital channels. It also results in a significant reduction of errors, substantial cost savings and the ability to connect any application that is cloud-based, legacy, or on-premises.” To compete in the government enterprise market, IntegrationWorks also offers a solution to concerns around data sovereignty. “We have developed a comprehensive integration strategy that allows for integration connectors to keep data within New Zealand borders, and only have the data transaction framework processed through the cloud,” said McKeen. “Many of the systems that governments and enterprises rely on to deliver products and services to citizens and consumers remain disparate,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director Asia-Pacific and Japan, Dell Boomi. “Our partnership with IntegrationWorks provides a simple self-service platform so that data can be effectively managed and governed within the unique applications and policy frameworks used by these organisations.” IntegrationWorks and Dell Boomi will host a breakfast event on November 3rd in Wellington to launch the offering into the market and demonstrate the technology. To register, please contact About IntegrationWorks IntegrationWorks specialises in integration strategy, architecture and devOps for both on-premise, hybrid or cloud-based environments across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. We transform existing legacy enterprise systems into digital and optimised integrated environments by developing custom integration platforms through innovative technology wrapped around specialised API, ESB, EDA and SOA applications. Visit for more information. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi delivers the first and only multi-purpose PaaS for AtomSphere integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS), Master Data Management (MDM) and API Management, and enables customers to integrate any combination of cloud and on-premises applications without software, appliances or coding. Organisations of all sizes, from growing mid-market companies to very large enterprises, enjoy rapid time to value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial cost savings over traditional integration, MDM, and API management solutions. Visit for more information. About Revera Revera is New Zealand’s cloud services leader. Clients depend on our Homeland® Cloud services platforms and data centre network to perform. Our work is everywhere: workplace productivity tools on tablets, development environments where new software takes shape, platforms that run enterprise systems, virtual capacity that comes to life on command. When performance is everything, Revera keeps your business at its best. Revera is a specialist Cloud Services Provider focused on the New Zealand market, offering Infrastructure, Platform and Software as-a-Service solutions on a scalable pay-as-you-go approach. Many of our platforms are NZ Government Common Capability approved. Revera is a Spark NZ company, and is entirely owned by Spark NZ. AIIA undertaking significant survey on analytics and data usage by Australian businesses, government and NGOs 2016-09-12T01:46:08Z aiia-undertaking-significant-survey-on-analytics-and-data-usage-by-australian-businesses-government-and-ngos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 SEPTEMBER 2016 Encourages new and established organisations in all sectors to participate in order to develop the most comprehensive report possible The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), the peak member body for the ICT industry, today announced it is undertaking a major survey of Australian organisations on analytics and data usage. The purpose of the survey is to find out what differentiates those business, government and NGO organisations that effectively use data and analytics for senior decision making. The survey is open to individual respondents via the AIIA website until 31 September 2016. It is anticipated that a whitepaper will be published towards the end of the year incorporating an analysis of the results and providing a body of knowledge that will help guide business leaders on ways to incorporate data and analytics into their organisation in order to remain competitive. Rob Fitzpatrick, CEO of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), says, "On a global scale, we see those organisations that know how to use data effectively are usually the strongest performers. If Australia is serious about driving an ideas boom and creating new employment opportunities, we need to ensure that we help local organisations better understand and then take advantage of data to be competitive. “This is not just a survey for tech companies. The information generated will benefit all industries and we encourage participants across all sectors whether they be in education, retail, finance, or others, as well as established and newer companies to participate,” added Fitzpatrick. This initiative is being led by the AIIA’s Data and Analytics Special Interest Group, which is chaired by Dr Roger Kermode, director of business consulting firm Alimua Pty Ltd and former practice principal for analytics and data management for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Graeme Wood, general manager of marketing for Semantic Software Asia Pacific. “There is mounting evidence that data-driven organisations tend to require fewer assets, execute with greater insight and less risk, and ultimately generate higher returns. We believe incorporating these practices is an important part of creating a sustainable and growing economy in Australia and is crucial to seeing our standing in world innovation and growth rankings improve,” says Dr Kermode. The data collected will be analysed by data scientists at the University of Technology Sydney. Professor Michael Blumenstein of UTS Sydney says, “Much has been published on big data, automation and the use of analytics at an organizational level. However, despite the recognition of data increasing in importance, the use of data between and within organisations varies widely. The AIIA survey has been constructed to find out why. It’s designed to enable deep diagnostics and analysis of what actually take place inside organisations across different functions and different levels, not just what is visible externally.” Numerous leading Australian organisations are encouraging their members to complete the survey, including: Data61, The Knowledge Economy Institute; NSW State Government; Advance Australia; FINSIA; CPA Australia; StartupMuster; UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT; and, the UTS Business School. # # # About AIIA The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is Australia’s peak representative body and advocacy group for those in the digital ecosystem. Since 1978 the AIIA has pursued activities to stimulate and grow the digital ecosystem, to create a favourable business environment for members and to contribute to Australia’s economic prosperity. We do this by delivering outstanding member value by providing a strong voice of influence; building a sense of community through events and education; enabling a network for collaboration and inspiration; and developing compelling content and relevant and interesting information. MEDIA CONTACT For more information, please contact Joanna Stevens Kramer at 0408 466 410 or email For more information about the AIIA please visit Billionaire business brain helps premiership expert go global 2016-08-22T06:35:41Z billionaire-business-brain-helps-premiership-expert-go-global Brad Sugars, the world’s number one business coach and billionaire business brain, has partnered with Melbourne leadership expert and CEO of Engage & Grow, Richard Maloney, which will see the company’s winning employee engagement program expanded exponentially worldwide. Queenslander Brad Sugars is recognised as the world's top business coach establishing ActionCoach in 1993. It has since grown to more than 1,000 business coaching franchise operators in 62 countries. With a number of businesses under his belt, entrepreneur Richard Maloney developed the neurologically-designed Engage & Grow programs drawing on his extensive experience in elite and local sports coaching and as a master neuro-linguistic programming practitioner.  Maloney has helped 40 teams from sports such as Australian rules football and cricket to reach a grand final with 27 achieving a premiership. He has also played in six winning premierships in the QAFL, VFL and WAFL including Subiaco FC in 2004 where he was the premiership captain. “I was always passionate about human behaviour and I figured out there is a system to creating premiership teams when it comes to getting the most out of people,” Maloney said. The winning principles that Maloney used on the sports field were brought to the arena of business performance and leadership when he launched into the business world two and a half years ago.  Following the alarming results of Gallup’s poll on employee engagement, which found that 76 per cent of employees in Australia are not engaged or actively disengaged at work, it confirmed to Maloney that traditional leadership and employee training doesn’t get the results businesses are seeking.  “So I reverse engineered the success I was getting in the sports industry and designed a unique methodology that transforms attitudes in the workplace from ‘just turning up’ to being ‘creatively excited’. “Once I had achieved a high level of success in the business world with a large number of organisations in 15 countries implementing the Engage & Grow program, I wanted greater global traction. “Creating global brand awareness and establishing a strategic partnership was the quickest way to achieve this. I identified that Brad Sugars, the world’s best business coach, would be the global identity to help me reach my goal,” Maloney said. “I then had to prove myself to him. Through extensive discussions and successful trials, I convinced Brad Sugars to invest in my business.  “His expertise in growing businesses and overcoming challenges has shown me that I can achieve my 12-month goal of selling master franchises in the UK, US, Asia, Latin America and Australia, and appointing 300 licenced mentor coaches across the globe.” Engage & Grow already has more than 50 employee engagement advisors selling its Group Activation System™ in 15 countries.  Interestingly, the system doesn’t have any theory with participants taking action straight away. “Engage & Grow is disrupting the learning & development industry and is proving that it’s the quickest way to create organisational business success in the world today. “Traditional teaching and learning is slow and old. We have to change the way we create leaders. The best organisations have a critical mass of leaders, which creates a higher level of engagement, productivity and profit.” Following completion of the Engage & Grow signature 12-week program, the average increase in engagement for all organisations is 100 per cent (double). This is measured through independent online surveys as part of the EndsAbout Richard Maloney & Engage & Grow: Since 2004, Richard Maloney has worked with hundreds of teams, athletes, leaders and businesses, moving them out of the doldrums and into the winner’s circle. He has also been involved with eight elite Australian sporting organisations either as an athlete, in a commercial capacity or as a leadership coach, including three years with the Western Bulldogs where he was leadership and cultural coach from 2011 to 2014. In 2014, Richard Maloney wrote The Minds of Winning Teams: Creating Team Success Through Engagement & Culture, a handbook for business and sporting clubs seeking to reinvent their cultures and fast track a more productive and profitable environment. Engage & Grow’s Group Activation System helps business coaches, business leaders, HR and Learning & Development Managers create fully engaged employees# in only a matter of weeks and months, with programs designed for leaders in all industries including government.  Programs are different to traditional leadership practices that produce low engagement because they are neurologically designed. To create greater engagement many of the archaic methods have to be rejected and instead ones known to have the greatest impact on inspiring human performance in the workplace must be adopted. # Employee engagement means: - Getting people to love coming to work - Having employees inspired to be at work - Getting people to perform at their best Note 1: A Gallup poll found that 76% of employees in Australia are not engaged or actively disengaged at work with only 24% of employees engaged. Gallup defines engaged employees as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.   Note 2: A Deloitte report says that traditional training for employees is the least desirable.