The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-22T22:59:02Z Advances in Digital Agriculture to Take Centre Stage at International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney 2017-03-22T22:59:02Z advances-in-digital-agriculture-to-take-centre-stage-at-international-symposium-on-digital-earth-locate17-in-sydney Sydney, Australia – 23 March 2017 – Advances in spatial technology that enable digital agriculture, including a next-generation national positioning system and real-time monitoring of soil moisture levels from space, will take centre stage at the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney in April. A new national positioning system accurate to between 2cm and 10cm – as opposed to 5 metres with today’s satellite-based GPS – will boost Australia’s economy by $73 billion or more over the next 20 years, much of it in agriculture, says Dr Peter Woodgate, CEO of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI). “To adopt techniques like precision agriculture and controlled traffic farming, farmers need to be able to position equipment and sensors with about 5cm accuracy. The conference will showcase space-based augmentation systems – including Australia and New Zealand’s joint initiative – which, subject to testing, are well on the way to achieving that,” said Woodgate. “Leveraging other regional efforts, such as a Japanese satellite-based system recently trialled in Queensland, it will even be possible to remotely control unmanned autonomous vehicles like driverless tractors from space.” Australia’s investments in positioning systems will not only pay off in higher agricultural exports but will create export business opportunities and new jobs in digital agriculture to aid the transition from sectors of the economy impacted by digital disruption. Woodgate and fellow Working Group Co-Chair, Glenn Cockerton, Managing Director of Spatial Vision, will make the first public presentation of the 2026 Spatial Industry Transformation and Growth Agenda at Digital Earth & Locate17, outlining 30 transformative initiatives for Australia. In another highlight of the event, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will hold a special session to promote capacity building and use of data from its Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Observatory. SMAP products, which provide frequent global measurements of soil moisture from space at high spatial resolution, are freely available (http://nsidc.org/data/smap), with one of the first validation experiments carried out in Yanco, NSW. According to Phil Tickle, Program and Business Development Manager (Ag, NRM & Climate Change) at CRCSI, NASA’s SMAP data will complement data from a range of sensors used in digital agriculture, including soil moisture probes, weather stations, and animal tracking devices. Tickle is presenting the benefits of an online farm monitoring solution for the grazing industry at Digital Earth & Locate17. Called the NRM Spatial Hub, this provides access to 30 years of 30 metre resolution satellite data and tools for mapping, assessing and monitoring property infrastructure, land resources and ground cover. It is currently being commercialised by the CRCSI in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia. Tickle said the conference was an opportunity for farmers and land managers to learn about the spatial technologies transforming their industry, as well as to discuss potential issues, such as the ownership of agricultural big data. “We are seeing enormous development in digital agriculture capabilities and often farmers don’t have control of their own data,” said Tickle. “When you have sensors on farms feeding into data warehouses and generating broader benefits, why shouldn’t the farmer get a cut? And what does a farmer do if they want to change providers and their data is locked up in a proprietary system?” With a program featuring more than 130 international and Australian speakers, Digital Earth & Locate17 provides a unique opportunity to understand digital transformation practices from around the world, and to develop and leverage geospatial data. The two main conference days will be split into eight separate streams with topics including smart cities, virtual globes, intelligent transport, agriculture, engineering/utilities, smart sensors for natural resource management, water & climate, disaster & emergency management, and the geospatial economy. The joint conference will be held 03-06 April 2017 at the new International Conference Centre Sydney. The Digital Earth & Locate17 Conference’s Market Day on Tuesday 4th April opens the exhibition to everyone and is an opportunity for private, government and start-up organisations to come together and explore collaborative and business opportunities. About the International Symposium on Digital Earth The International Symposium on Digital Earth is a flagship event of the International Society for Digital Earth. Founded in Beijing in 2006, ISDE is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organisation principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth. ISDE also explores Digital Earth as an enabling technology to play key roles in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of living standards. About Locate17 The Locate Conference (Locate17) is the national conference of the spatial and surveying industries of Australia and New Zealand. The event is an initiative of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA). Power Electronics Market worth 41.73 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-22T13:13:25Z power-electronics-market-worth-41-73-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report on the "Power Electronics Market by Material (Silicon, SiC, GaN, Sapphire), Device Type (Discrete, Module, and IC), Vertical (ICT, Consumer Electronics, Power, Industrial, Automotive, and Aerospace and Defense), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", this market is expected to be valued at USD 41.73 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 2.4% between 2016 and 2022. The major factors driving the growth of the power electronics market include increasing demand for energy-efficient battery-powered portable devices, rising trend of energy harvesting technologies, enhancement of power infrastructure, and the growing focus toward using renewable power sources.Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=204729766 Browse 65 market data tables and 65 figures spread through 169 pages and in-depth TOC on “Power Electronics Market - Global Forecast to 2022”http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/power-electronics-market-204729766.htmlEarly buyers will receive 10% customization on reports. Silicon expected to have the largest market size by 2022 Silicon accounted for the largest share of the power electronics market based on material segment in 2015. The growth of this market can be attributed to the applicability of silicon in various power electronics devices and products. Power IC market to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period The power electronics market for IC based on device type segment is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period. Increasing application of power ICs in radio frequency (RF), high-frequency wireless communication, radio detection and ranging (RADAR), satellite communication, electronic warfare, radio communication, and microwave radiation fields is expected to drive the growth of this market during 2016–2022. Automotive vertical in power electronics to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period The power electronics market for automotive based on vertical is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2016 and 2022. This high market growth rate can be attributed to the increasing adoption of energy efficient hybrid electronic cars because of the increasing concern over environmental pollution and saving energy. APAC expected to hold the largest share of the power electronics market during the forecast period Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to hold the largest share of the power electronics market during 2016–2022. The high growth of this market can be attributed to the emergence of APAC as a strong manufacturing hub with leading manufacturers of consumer goods increasing their manufacturing activities in this region. Cost advantages and initiatives by different countries in this region are expected to boost the domestic manufacturing and provide further impetus for the growth of the power electronics market. The report also profiles the most promising players in the power electronics market. The competitive landscape of this market presents an interesting picture where a large number of big and small players have become a force to reckon with. The key players in this market are Infineon Technologies AG (Germany), Texas Instruments, Inc. (U.S.), ON Semiconductor Corp. (U.S.), STMicroelectronics N.V. (Switzerland), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (U.S.), Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (The Netherland), Qualcomm, Inc. (U.S), Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (U.S.), Renesas Electronics Corp. (Japan), and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan). About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Battery Management System Market worth 7.25 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-20T09:32:18Z battery-management-system-market-worth-7-25-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report "Battery Management System Market by Battery Type (Lithium-Ion, Advanced Lead-Acid, Flow Battery, & Nickle Battery), Component, Topology (Centralized, Modular, Distributed), Application, and Geography - Global Trend and Forecast to 2022", the battery management system market is expected to reach USD 7.25 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 20.5% between 2016 and 2022. The increasing integration of battery management systems in consumer electronics and renewable energy systems among other applications is the major driver for the battery management system market.Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=234498189 Browse 44 market data tables with 67 figures spread through 149 pages and in-depth TOC on "Battery Management System Market - Global Trend and Forecast to 2022" http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/battery-management-bms-market-234498189.html Battery management system for portable devices is expected to lead the market Portable devices such as consumer electronics, power tools, and portable power banks use battery as the sole power source. For the smooth working of these devices, the battery’s management, control, and maintenance are essential. Hence, these applications widely employ battery management systems for the same. The growing demand for these devices globally is expected to drive the battery management system market. Battery management system market for lithium-ion–based battery is expected to grow at a high rate Battery management systems are used in lithium-ion batteries as they are high-power and high-capacity batteries. BMS is used to protect and manage the lithium-ion battery pack and is also integrated with lithium-ion–based batteries such as lithium polymer and lithium iron-phosphate. These lithium-ion batteries are widely used in applications in portable devices, electric vehicles, and renewable energy systems among others. Moreover, the current price reduction of the li-ion battery and the growing adoption of lithium-ion batteries in various applications are expected to drive this market significantly. North America held the largest market share in 2015 North America is expected to hold the largest market share and dominate the battery management system market owing to the high demand for battery-powered electric vehicles, e-bikes, and automated guided vehicles in the U.S. In addition to this, the increasing number of projects in North America related to energy storage through renewable energy storage systems is also expected to drive the market. Asia-Pacific offers potential growth opportunities owing to the increasing adoption of various applications that are driving the battery management system market. Major players in this market include Johnson Matthey Plc. (U.K.), Lithium Balance A/S (Denmark), Nuvation Engineering (U.S.), Valence Technology, Inc. (U.S.), Intersil Corporation (U.S.), Linear Technology Corp (U.S.), NXP Semiconductors N.V. (Netherlands), Texas Instruments Inc. (U.S.), Elithion, Inc. (U.S.), Vecture Inc. (Canada), and Ventec SAS (France). This research report categorizes the global battery management system market on the basis of battery types, components, topologies, applications, and geography. This report describes the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the growth of the battery management system market. The Porter’s five forces analysis has also been included in the report with a description of each of its forces and its respective impact on the position sensor market. About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the world’s No. 2 firm in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Battery Energy Storage System Market worth 6.81 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-16T07:31:51Z battery-energy-storage-system-market-worth-6-81-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report "Battery Energy Storage System Market by Battery Type (Lithium-Ion, Advanced Lead Acid, Flow Batteries,, & Sodium Sulfur), Connection Type (On-Grid and Off-Grid), Ownership, Revenue Source, Application, And Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", the battery energy storage system market is expected to reach USD 6.81 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 37.0% between 2016 and 2022. Factors such as increasing demand for grid-connected solutions, growing electric vehicle market, high requirement of lithium-ion batteries in various applications, and government support are expected to boost the growth of the battery energy storage system market. Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=112809494Browse 75 market data tables and 77 figures spread through 165 pages and in-depth TOC on “Battery Energy Storage System Market - Global Forecast to 2022"http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/battery-energy-storage-system-market-112809494.html The transportation sector expected to lead the battery energy storage system market The growing implementation of batteries in battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) is expected to support the growth of the BESS market. The implementation of battery types such as lithium-ion, Nickel-cadmium (NiCd), Nickel-metal hydride (NiMh), Li-ion polymer is driving the transportation application of the battery energy storage system market. The lithium-ion batteries gain huge traction as they provide high energy and power density in terms of volume and high charge/discharge efficiency and are more lightweight than other batteries such as lead-acid batteries. These factors are supporting the growth of battery energy storage system in transportation sector. The residential sector expected to grow at a high rate between 2016 and 2022 The market for battery energy storage system for the residential sector is expected to grow at a high CAGR between 2016 and 2022. The residential segment use battery energy storage systems to provide power to houses. The renewable energy such as wind and solar generates power intermittently with high variable output. The ability of BESS to store this energy during peak production is driving the mass adoption of renewable energy in residential and commercial applications. All these factors are expected to drive the residential sector supporting the growth of the battery energy storage system market. APAC expected to hold the largest market share by 2022 The battery energy storage system market in Asia-Pacific is expected to hold a large market share by 2022, growing at a high CAGR between 2016 and 2022. The installations of battery energy storage system in various countries in the APAC region such as China, India, and Japan are supporting the growth of the battery energy storage system market. Also, owing to the interest from the residential sector to use renewable resources and growing government support is expected to boost the growth in this region. Companies involved in the development of battery energy storage system include ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), AEG Power Solutions (The Netherland), General Electric Co. (U.S.), Hitachi ltd (Japan), LG Chem. (South Korea), NEC Corporation (Japan), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Samsung SDI Co., ltd. (South Korea), Siemens AG (Germany), and Tesla Motors ltd. (U.S.). This research report categorizes the global battery energy storage system market on the basis of battery type, connection type, ownership, revenue source, application, and geography. This report describes the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges with respect to the battery energy storage system market. The Porter’s five forces analysis has been included in the report with a description of each of its forces and their respective impact on the battery energy storage system market. Brief information on the research methodology implemented for the report can be found in the report description provided on the website. About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the world’s No. 2 firm in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com carbonTRACK's New Smart Meter can create Smart Electricity Grids 2017-03-15T06:36:27Z carbontrack-s-new-smart-meter-can-create-smart-electricity-grids carbonTRACK has recently been awarded an Accelerating Commercialisation grant from the Australian Government Department of Industries to bring their new Smart Meter to the Australian and International Market. carbonTRACK’s intelligent ‘smart meter’ is for electricity utilities, retailers, and consumers. It can be used to control homes, renewable energy, electrical appliances, and helps manage grid infrastructure. The Smart Meter’s accurate control reduces electricity consumption and costs to make the electricity efficient. This technology could be the key to preventing future blackouts in the grid, as well as distributing the energy in an optimal manner.. If supply of electricity fails to meet demand, blackouts occur. Blackouts negatively impact business, government, and households, and can damage grid infrastructure. carbonTRACK’s new Smart Meter solves this problem. If the supply and demand can be normalised, the electricity production infrastructure can operate in an optimal manner, and peaks and troughs can be reduced. Suppliers of electricity have very limited visibility over demand and users have no idea of its varying costs throughout the day. This market blindness has previously been unavoidable, because technology hasn't existed that provides both sides of the market with live visibility and the ability to interact and respond instantly. Electricity is something we take for granted, but the electricity sector is a complex mix of physical assets regulators and consumers. Electricity must generally be used the moment it is produced. Because of this, demand and supply are unable to interact the way they do in normal markets. carbonTRACK’s Smart Meter has the ability to create smart grids. A smart grid is created through the increased use of digital information and controls technology to improve reliability, security, and efficiency of the electric grid. It involves the dynamic optimisation of grid operations and resources through the development and incorporation of demand response, demand-side resources, and energy-efficiency resources and the deployment of `smart' technologies (real-time, automated, interactive technologies that optimise the physical operation of appliances and consumer devices) for metering, communications concerning grid operations and status, and distribution automation. “carbonTRACK’s Smart Meter lifts the curtain of ‘market blindness’ that exists between the supply side of the electricity market and the demand side.” Quote by Shavaj Kallamkote, carbonTRACK CTO Visibility is created through data collected and shared with electricity generators. This is the first step to more efficient electricity supply. This data helps to minimise the need for peaker plant infrastructure. “Peaker plants” are power plants that are fired up to supply electricity to the grid during peak demand events, such as extremely hot days during summer. Peaker-plant infrastructure accounts for 30% of electricity infrastructure assets, despite this infrastructure being used less than 10 days per year. They are incredibly inefficient, and could be blamed for the recent South Australia blackout and threatened NSW blackout. The second step is managing electricity demand by controlling non-essential household devices. This ‘behind the meter’ control of consumption gives suppliers the ability to react instantaneously when supply exceeds predictions by turning off non-essential loads such as hot water systems and pool pumps, and requesting that energy stored in batteries or self-generating enters the grid. This control has the potential to eliminate the need for peaker plants entirely and, in doing so, removing billions in electricity infrastructure costs each year. carbonTRACK’s Smart Meter also helps to make better and smarter use of PV solar. Current grid architecture doesn’t adequately support end-point generation, and a lopsided adoption of solar causes grid instability issues. This is why in Southern Queensland, where residential rates of solar are in excess of 30%, two-thirds of generated solar power is at times blocked from entering the grid. carbonTRACK’s Smart Meter uses predictive analysis of available solar energy using weather forecasts, and other mechanisms to assist suppliers in managing grid stability. It ensures that as much as possible solar energy is consumed where it is produced. For its entire existence, the electricity sector has been forced to tolerate efficiency losses of up to fifty percent in the transport and use of power. The cost, both financial and environmental, is much higher than they would be if demand and supply could interact and renewable energy sources could be effectively and completely integrated into the existing grid. With carbonTRACK’s Smart Meter, everyday people will save money by switching off devices when they are not needed and scheduling heavy loads, like hot water systems and pool pumps, to run at optimal times.  Grid infrastructure will also become more efficient, and greenhouse gas emissions will be substantially reduced across the entire electricity sector. The Smart Meter has the unique technical capability, and non-invasive infrastructure that has the potential to convert the electricity grid into the much-coveted and long anticipated (but as of yet unrealised) Smart Grid of the future. Accelerating Commercialisation support from the Australian Government Department of Industries will help carbonTRACK commercialise this disruptive technology for Australian and global deployment in homes and businesses to reduce electricity costs; grid infrastructure stress, and greenhouse gas emissions. It is set to generate jobs, technology expertise, and export income for Australia.   About carbonTRACK carbonTRACK is an energy management and Internet of Things (IoT) company that helps businesses and households to use less power to save money and the environment. We envision a world where energy is consumed sustainably, shared fairly, and all people have access to tools to control their energy use. Our mission is to develop intelligent energy solutions that empower people and engender sustainability through creative technologies. carbonTRACK.com.au Facebook: CarbonTrack  Twitter: carbonTRACK_AU  LinkedIn: carbonTRACK Media Contact:                 Debra Cupitt E: debrac@carbontrack.com.au M: 0488 436 719 Lithium Ion Battery Market worth 68.97 Billion USD by 2022 2017-03-14T05:27:54Z lithium-ion-battery-market-worth-68-97-billion-usd-by-2022 According to the new market research report "Lithium Ion Battery Market by Type (Lithium Cobalt Oxide, Lithium Iron Phosphate, Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt), Power Capacity (0 to 3000mAh, 3000mAh to 10000mAh, 10000mAh to 60000mAh), Industry, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", the lithium ion battery market is expected to be valued at USD 68.97 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 16.6% between 2016 and 2022. Factors that are driving the growth of the market include increase in demand for electric vehicle (EV), strict government mandates on fuel economy, growing demand for smart devices and other consumer electronics, and development toward enhancement of lithium ion batteries. Download PDF Brochure: http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/pdfdownload.asp?id=49714593Browse 78 market data tables and 95 figures spread through 190 pages and in-depth TOC on “Lithium Ion Battery Market - Global Forecast to 2022"http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/lithium-ion-battery-market-49714593.html “Lithium ion battery market for lithium nickel manganese cobalt battery type expected to grow at the highest rate between 2016 and 2022” Lithium nickel manganese cobalt (Li-NMC) type batteries are used in application areas like e-bikes, power tools, medical equipment, and other electric powertrains. Use of cobalt in 1:1:1 ratio with a combination of nickel and manganese gives the optimum result while keeping the cost low, in spite of cobalt being expensive, owing to a low proportion of cobalt in the combination. The energy density of Li-NMC batteries is its primary strength. “The market for 3000mAh to 10000mAh power capacity batteries expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period” The heavy power capacity of the batteries, ranging from 3000mAh to 10000mAh, makes them suitable for the use in EVs and industrial applications. The increasing market of consumer electronics and smartphones has increased the need of batteries with higher power capacity which can keep the device running for longer hours and at the same time giving an optimum experience of the device due to large screen and power backup service. All these factors would lead to the higher adoption of lithium ion battery systems having 3000mAh to 10000mAh power capacity. “Consumer electronics industry expected to hold the largest share of the lithium ion battery market” The consumer electronics industry is expected to hold the largest share of the overall lithium ion battery market. Lithium ion batteries are a preferred choice for consumer electronics products as a portable power source because of the features such as high energy density and less recharge time. These are low on maintenance and light in weight compared to other rechargeable batteries; therefore, these are widely adopted in consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. “Europe expected to hold the second-largest share of the lithium ion battery market during the forecast period” The automobile industry in Europe is strategic industry with the leanest production processes and optimized use of energy for manufacturing. Increasing market share of EV in Europe is prominently supporting the adoption of lithium ion batteries. Increasing funding from the government is supporting the adoption of lithium ion batteries in electric cars. GREENLION is a project funded by EU for manufacturing cheaper and dependable lithium ion batteries for electric cars. These are some of the factors contributing to the growth of the lithium ion battery market in Europe. The major players involved in the lithium ion battery market are LG Chem Ltd. (South Korea), Panasonic Corporation (Japan), Samsung SDI Co., Ltd. (South Korea), BYD Co. Ltd. (China), BAK Group (China), A123 Systems, LLC. (U.S.), GS Yuasa Corporation (Japan), Hitachi, Ltd. (Japan), Johnson Controls Inc. (U.S.), Saft Groupe S.A. (France), Toshiba Corporation (Japan), and Valence Technology Inc. (U.S.). About MarketsandMarkets MarketsandMarkets is the largest market research firm worldwide in terms of annually published premium market research reports. Serving 1700 global fortune enterprises with more than 1200 premium studies in a year, M&M is catering to a multitude of clients across 8 different industrial verticals. We specialize in consulting assignments and business research across high growth markets, cutting edge technologies and newer applications. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model – GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. M&M’s flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets. The new included chapters on Methodology and Benchmarking presented with high quality analytical infographics in our reports gives complete visibility of how the numbers have been arrived and defend the accuracy of the numbers. We at MarketsandMarkets are inspired to help our clients grow by providing apt business insight with our huge market intelligence repository. Contact:Mr. RohanMarkets and Markets UNIT no 802, Tower no. 7, SEZMagarpatta city, HadapsarPune, Maharashtra 411013, India1-888-600-6441Email: sales@marketsandmarkets.com Spatial Startup Companies to Share the Latest Innovations at the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 2017-03-14T00:00:19Z spatial-startup-companies-to-share-the-latest-innovations-at-the-international-symposium-on-digital-earth-locate17 Sydney, Australia – 14 March 2017 – Virtual reality, drones and multi-Global Navigation Satellite Systems are among the innovations to be showcased in the Startup Hub at the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17, taking place from 3-6 April 2017 at the new International Conference Centre Sydney. The Startup Hub is designed to bring innovators and providers of the latest spatial technologies to the attention of scientists, surveyors, businesses and government. It will be located in the exhibition hall throughout the conference, including the free Market Day on Tuesday 4th April. All exhibition visitors are invited to try out the new technologies and the new opportunities they provide. Virtual reality to reimagine the world Forum8 is demonstrating its custom 3D visualisation and virtual reality (VR) software. Complete with an Oculus VR headset, the demonstration will showcase the future of 3D experiences. Forum8’s VR-Design Studio is specifically focused on 3D VR/visualisation of urban spaces, roads and traffic, and rail. It provides a full environment for visualising a concept, including Australian terrain (DEM) and road design-type tools, vehicles and traffic settings. It is also possible to import data from a range of sources, including point cloud, road design tools and traffic simulations. The software is also used with driving simulators in engineering studies and human factors research. Rapid-fire spatial data capture Spatial Technologies Pty Ltd will showcase ground breaking technologies that are the results of research and development completed in 2016. This includes new and existing technologies like 3D laser scanning, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) point clouds and light sensors. A number of projects utilising a combination of these will be showcased, including rapid tree inspections, street light management and asset management. Multi-satellite solutions SURVEY SOLUTIONS will use the Startup Hub for its Australian launch following successful sales of its SOUTH GNSS multi-Global Navigation Satellite Systems receiver in New Zealand. The receiver uses the latest GNSS boards to receive the full constellation of satellites available, weighs less than 1kg and is affordably priced compared with competing products. Giving meaning to spatial data Professional spatial problem solvers, Anditi, will also be on hand to show how spatial analytics can solve everything from energy sources to safety. The company is showcasing its next generation platform for high-precision spatial analytics and its application in a range of industries such as solar, property, roads and infrastructure, mining, and environment. It has been designed and built in Australia to revolutionise the management, processing and visualisation of spatial big data such as high-resolution LiDAR. Anditi will also be highlighting use cases across natural and built environments where its application is benefiting clients with lower costs and higher quality outcomes. The Startup Hub will be held in the exhibition halls of the Digital Earth & Locate17 Conference from 3-6 April 2017 at the new International Conference Centre Sydney. With a program featuring more than 130 international and Australian speakers, the event provides a unique opportunity to understand digital transformation practices from around the world, and to develop and leverage geospatial data. The two main conference days will be split into eight separate streams with topics including smart cities, virtual globes, intelligent transport, agriculture, engineering/utilities, smart sensors for natural resource management, water & climate, disaster & emergency management, and the geospatial economy. About the International Symposium on Digital Earth The International Symposium on Digital Earth is a flagship event of the International Society for Digital Earth. Founded in Beijing in 2006, ISDE is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organisation principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth. ISDE also explores Digital Earth as an enabling technology to play key roles in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of living standards. About Locate17 The Locate Conference (Locate17) is the national conference of the spatial and surveying industries of Australia and New Zealand. The event is an initiative of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA). Synergy Enhances Data Protection and Disaster Recovery With Hitachi Data Systems 2017-03-07T01:40:50Z synergy-enhances-data-protection-and-disaster-recovery-with-hitachi-data-systems Perth — March 7, 2017 — Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that Western Australian energy provider, Synergy, has selected Hitachi Data Systems to provide a highly cost-effective and scalable enterprise infrastructure to meet the highest levels of data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity. Synergy is WA’s largest provider of gas and electricity, with one million residential, business and industrial customers in Western Australia.  Following the merger with the state’s generator, Verve Energy, Synergy consolidated from four data centres into two with new providers. The data centre redesign and migration presented the opportunity to design and deploy a new IT infrastructure for the new facilities. Synergy ICT Project Services Manager Matt Tranter said: “Hot data replication was a key feature for us as it renders traditional backup redundant. The new design negates the need to schedule regular downtime for applications and infrastructure testing, which brings further efficiencies and benefits.” Synergy selected Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform G600 (VSP G600) and Hitachi NAS (HNAS), which provide better total cost of ownership (TCO) and leverages the advantages of active-active data replication. The solution uses Hitachi Data Protection Suite (HDPS), powered by Commvault, to deliver a single point of policy-based and automated data protection management, preparing for and responding to all types of disasters and outages, and the ability to test and assure established disaster recovery plans. Nathan McGregor, vice president and general manager, Hitachi Data Systems Australia and New Zealand added: “We take data protection very seriously. Disaster recovery and business continuity are important considerations in the digital age, and Synergy demonstrates this with a proactive approach to risk mitigation. By leveraging active-active data replication, the business is able to run critical services on an infrastructure with the highest availability to deliver an even better customer experience at a lower cost.” To read the success story, go to http://hds.co/qiw Find Out More Twitter HDS News Hub Facebook   About Hitachi Data Systems Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., offers an integrated portfolio of services and solutions that enable digital transformation through enhanced data management, governance, mobility and analytics. We help global organizations open new revenue streams, increase efficiencies, improve customer experience and ensure rapid time to market in the digital age. Only Hitachi Data Systems powers the digital enterprise by integrating the best information technology and operational technology from across the Hitachi family of companies. We combine this experience with Hitachi expertise in the internet of things to deliver the exceptional insights business and society need to transform and thrive. Visit us at HDS.com.   About Hitachi, Ltd. Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.   HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners.  International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 to Boost Collaboration in Intelligent Transport and Smart Cities 2017-03-07T01:29:34Z international-symposium-on-digital-earth-locate17-to-boost-collaboration-in-intelligent-transport-and-smart-cities Sydney, Australia – 7 March 2017 – With driverless vehicles and drones poised for mass adoption, the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney in April provides a forum for government, industry and start-ups to collaborate and become players in the emerging global Smart Cities industry. “Mobility as a Service is transforming our cities and the spatial industry and technology start-ups are key parts of that,” says Susan Harris, CEO of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia. Harris – the keynote speaker for the Digital Earth & Locate17 conference’s Intelligent Transport stream – will outline the latest global developments and the pathways for Australia to leverage connected and automated vehicles, big data and positioning technologies. “We need to be ready in Australia. We are well placed to be part of the global Smart Cities technology industry, creating business opportunities and ensuring that our cities remain as liveable as they can be,” says Harris. “But technology is moving very quickly and early collaboration is vital.” The capture and exchange of rich 2D and 3D spatial information will increasingly underpin transport networks and cities. Driverless vehicles, for example, will constantly survey road conditions – sharing information about potholes, ice and other hazards – so other driverless vehicles, and human drivers, can avoid them. Even minor road damage like cracks will be captured and shared so authorities can schedule repairs and prevent further deterioration. Drones will also play an increasing role in the capture of 3D data, and later as a new layer of autonomous transport. “How does that spatial information get captured, managed and shared back out in ways that are reliable, safe, and commercially viable?” says Harris. “Australia is strong in both positioning technologies and big data, but we need to develop further skills and industry collaboration, including information sharing arrangements.” With a program featuring more than 130 international and Australian speakers, Digital Earth & Locate17 provides a unique opportunity to understand digital transformation practices from around the world, and to develop and leverage geospatial data. The two main conference days will be split into eight separate streams with topics including smart cities, virtual globes, intelligent transport, agriculture, engineering/utilities, smart sensors for natural resource management, water & climate, disaster & emergency management, and the geospatial economy. The joint conference will be held 03-06 April 2017 at the new International Conference Centre Sydney. The Digital Earth & Locate17 Conference’s Market Day on Tuesday 4th April opens the exhibition to everyone and is an opportunity for private, government and start-up organisations to come together and explore collaborative and business opportunities. About the International Symposium on Digital Earth The International Symposium on Digital Earth is a flagship event of the International Society for Digital Earth. Founded in Beijing in 2006, ISDE is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organisation principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth. ISDE also explores Digital Earth as an enabling technology to play key roles in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of living standards. About Locate17 The Locate Conference (Locate17) is the national conference of the spatial and surveying industries of Australia and New Zealand. The event is an initiative of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA). International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 Showcases Geospatial’s Enabling Role in Digital Transformation 2017-02-01T04:50:00Z international-symposium-on-digital-earth-locate17-showcases-geospatial-s-enabling-role-in-digital-transformation Sydney, Australia – 1 February 2017 – Geospatial data’s enabling role in digital transformation will be on show at the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney in April, combining one of the world’s most prestigious symposiums with Australia’s premier geospatial conference.   Dr Zaffar Sadiq Mohamed-Ghouse, chair & convenor of the Locate17 and Digital Earth Symposium Organising Committee, says attendees will come away with the knowledge to transform business practices in industries as diverse as agriculture, transport, construction and medicine.   “Both government and the private sector will be able to identify opportunities based on what is happening around the world,” he says. “Geospatial data underpins many disruptive and innovative organisations. Without it, companies like Uber would not be in business.”   According to Dr Mohamed-Ghouse, who is also director for NSW & International Relations of the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI), the event comes as governments around Australia open up access to geospatial data to promote innovation.   Australia’s now freely available Geo-coded National Address File is used online to validate people’s addresses. The biggest Australian subscriber group for the Global Navigation Satellite System is not transport or surveyors, but the agricultural industry.   With a program featuring more than 130 international and Australian speakers, Digital Earth & Locate17 provides a unique opportunity to understand digital transformation practices from around the world, and to develop and leverage geospatial data.   The two main conference days will be split into eight separate streams with topics including smart cities, virtual globes, intelligent transport, agriculture, engineering/utilities, smart sensors for natural resource management, water & climate, disaster & emergency management, and the geospatial economy.   Some of the symposium’s highlights include: Susan Moran from NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive Science Team presents a special session on remote sensing and applications of global soil moisture monitoring Trisha Moriarty, Geological Survey of NSW delivers a keynote on the application of open data policy in the Earth Sciences across government, scientific and industry Singapore Land Authority & AAM presents, ‘Singapore Smart Nation: Measuring from the ground up’ David Wortley, Gamification and Enabling Technologies Strategic Solutions, delivers, ‘The role of Digital Earth technologies in digital medicine’.  The joint conference will be held 03-06 April 2017 at the new International Conference Centre Sydney.  About the International Symposium on Digital Earth The International Symposium on Digital Earth is a flagship event of the International Society for Digital Earth. Founded in Beijing in 2006, ISDE is a non-political, non-governmental and not-for-profit international organisation principally promoting academic exchange, science and technology innovation, education, and international collaboration towards Digital Earth.   ISDE also explores Digital Earth as an enabling technology to play key roles in economic and social sustainable development, environmental protection, disaster mitigation, natural resources conservation and improvement of living standards.  About Locate17 The Locate Conference (Locate17) is the national conference of the spatial and surveying industries of Australia and New Zealand. The event is an initiative of the Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI), Spatial Industries Business Association (SIBA) and Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA). Fuel Prices Heading Up as Motorists Gear Up for Summer Travel 2016-12-21T18:26:33Z fuel-prices-heading-up-as-motorists-gear-up-for-summer-travel SYDNEY– (December 22, 2016) – Motorists preparing to travel for the Summer Holidays will be sweating on the fuel price cycle to deliver lower prices as the wholesale fuel price starts to climb. According to GasBuddy, petrol prices across Australia are climbing higher as wholesale fuel prices are heading up, coming just at the time when millions of Australians will be hitting the road. GasBuddy projects the national average fuel price this Holiday Season will be higher than the 2015 average of 110 cents per litre (cpl), but lower than the 10-year average of around 130cpl. Today’s national average price for a litre of unleaded petrol is 126.29cpl, some 16 cents more than the average price during summer last year. “As the Summer Holiday travel period starts in earnest, motorists are unlikely to see the historic low prices of 2015,” said Nic Moulis, GasBuddy country manager. “In the weeks leading up to Christmas we have seen increases in the oil price and reductions in the US Dollar exchange rate, both of which will act to increase Australian fuel prices in the Christmas week. “With crude oil prices up 29 percent on this time last year, fuel prices at the board will not be delivering the Christmas bonus motorists would have hoped for. We can blame the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the US Federal Reserve for fuel prices continuing to rise as they reduce production and increase interest rates respectively.” Consumers are not planning to change their travel habits, even though prices are up. According to GasBuddy’s Australia 2016 Summer Holiday Travel Survey, 58 percent are planning the same holiday routine as 2015. This means that 70 percent of respondents will be travelling away from home this summer break. Of those traveling this year 57 percent will be on the road for at least 4 hours; 30 per cent of which will be driving 10+ hours. The survey also found that “running out of fuel” is the second biggest fear when it comes to being on the road for the holidays this year, ranked behind the bane of all holiday motorists, sitting in traffic. Additionally, travellers are on a mission. Forty-nine percent said they only make stops when absolutely necessary. When they do make stops, fuel prices and location are the top deciding factors, followed by the cleanliness of the service station convenience store. “Travelers will be journeying long distances again this year. It is evident that consumers are looking to save time and make quick stops that can fulfill all their needs from affordable fuel, to clean restrooms, to good food,” said Moulis. “The newly redesigned GasBuddy app is made to help with this journey. With enhanced search filters and station ratings, travellers will now be able to quickly and easily find what they want right in the palm of their hands.” About GasBuddyGasBuddy is the technology company changing the way more than 60 million consumers find, purchase, and save money on fuel. Founded in 2000, the original GasBuddy website was a pioneer in crowdsourced information, leveraging technology, big data, and a passionate community that now connects more than 60 million users with real-time, accurate fuel pricing information as well as reliable reviews of petrol station amenities and services. The app has the most accurate and real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 unique stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia and is the most comprehensive money-saving companion while on the road. GasBuddy is available on iOS and Android. For more information visit www.gasbuddy.com.au.           # # # 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 http://utrc.com.au/open-letter-to-stawell-residents/ and a copy should be attached. Dr Matthew Starr can be contacted on 0402 457 315. GasBuddy Reveals Redesigned App with More Robust Real-Time Petrol Price Data and New Features 2016-10-03T22:47:40Z gasbuddy-reveals-redesigned-app-with-more-robust-real-time-petrol-price-data-and-new-features SYDNEY – October 4, 2016 – GasBuddy, the leading community-based mobile technology platform that enables consumers to find and share the lowest petrol prices in their area, today announced a revamped app experience with increased fuel price data, consumer provided station ratings, and a new more immersive way users can earn points and win free petrol every day. GasBuddy continues to innovate as it expands globally with new features and capabilities making it the most comprehensive petrol app “for the road ahead.” “Since the launch of GasBuddy in Australia the reception has been incredible. We receive on average 20,000 price reports a day, all entered by the community,” said Nic Moulis, country manager for GasBuddy. “Today we are excited to announce that in addition to crowdsourcing, GasBuddy is also receiving extremely accurate and current direct petrol price information from additional sources in the country, making the app the most definitive destination for drivers to find the cheapest servo to fill up.” Additionally, the new redesigned GasBuddy app includes the following innovative updates: • Enhanced Search and Filters - To help users better find what they want while on the road, GasBuddy has added additional filter options. User can now customize search results to show petrol stations by preferred brand along with specific desired amenities such as carwashes or air for their tires. The more robust filter options help drivers more easily find what they need, getting them from searching to fueling more quickly. • New Station Ratings - Over the years petrol stations have expanded from providing just fuel to building a more robust offering such as with fresh foods and improved customer experience. The new rating system in GasBuddy gives the driver the ability to share their thoughts about various aspects of a station and convenience store, such as restroom cleanliness, outdoor lighting, and service quality. Fellow consumers will then be able to get a quick overview of how a particular location stacks up against others, beyond just petrol price. • Introducing “Challenges” - Members will find more ways to earn GasBuddy points to enter the daily drawing for a chance to win $100 worth of fuel. In this new version of GasBuddy it includes a daily, weekly, and monthly set of ‘challenges’ such as reporting a certain number of prices in a time period. By completing Challenges, users will be awarded new Achievement badges and additional GasBuddy points. • Modern Look - Listening to the feedback from our users, the app now has a streamlined interface and icons allowing for increased information and easier viewing. With a navigation tool that consumers are used to with other apps, it will make the experience quicker and provide for access to often used actionable items drivers need.   Additionally, GasBuddy has unveiled a rebrand to further its mission of empowering great experiences while on the road. Core elements of the new GasBuddy brand include a reimagined company logo and tagline “For the Road Ahead.” About GasBuddy GasBuddy is the technology company changing the way more than 60 million consumers find, purchase, and save money on fuel. Founded in 2000, the original GasBuddy website was a pioneer in crowdsourced information, leveraging technology, big data, and a passionate community that now connects more than 60 million users with real-time, accurate fuel pricing information as well as reliable reviews of petrol station amenities and services. The app has the most accurate and real-time fuel prices at over 140,000 unique stations in the United States, Canada, and Australia and is the most comprehensive money-saving companion while on the road. GasBuddy is available on iOS and Android. For more information visit www.gasbuddy.com.au.           John Morris Group partners with Scanivalve Corporation in the ANZ region 2016-09-22T02:50:57Z john-morris-group-partners-with-scanivalve-corporation-in-the-anz-region Sydney, Australia – The Industrial Division of the John Morris Group announced today that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Scanivalve Corporation as a new professional representative for Scanivalve’s intelligent pressure and temperature measuring modules across Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Islands. John Morris Group is a privately owned, third generation family business spanning over sixty years. John Morris Group’s Industrial Division has a growing team offering support and expertise in the test and measurement equipment supply markets. With a strong presence in the ANZ region, John Morris Group will strengthen the promotion of Scanivalve solutions and system portfolio to wind tunnel testing, wind engineering, wind turbine testing, gas turbine, automotive, flight testing and industrial pressure and temperature measurement test markets. Addison Pemberton, President of Scanivalve Corporation, said "Our exclusive distribution agreement with John Morris Group is giving us great growth potential across many important markets in the ANZ region. John Morris Group’s complete solution platform will place Scanivalve’s brand in an extended leading position in the pressure and temperature measurement markets in the ANZ region" “We are very excited to be partnering with Scanivalve in the ANZ region. Scanivalve’s state-of-the-art Intelligent Pressure and Temperature instrumentation solutions will definitely expand our offering to many of our test and measurement customers.” said Duncan McLeod, John Morris Group’s Industrial Division Manager. About John Morris Group As providers of complete solutions for noise, pressure and vibration measurement and data acquisition systems, John Morris Group partners with the region’s leading engineers and scientists to deliver solutions for the measurement of acceleration, force, load, pressure, shock, strain, torque, noise and vibration. John Morris Group has a proud family heritage spanning sixty years. We specialise in the supply, installation and servicing of technical instrumentation and consumables covering diverse industry sectors throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region. Contact our John Morris Group team toll-free: AUS 1800 251 799 and NZ 0800 651 700 email: industrial@johnmorris.com.au Web:  www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/Industrial 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 joanna@filteredmedia.com.au For more information about the AIIA please visit https://www.aiia.com.au