The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-04-04T22:57:33Z Geoscape Offers World-First Decision Making Capabilities to Australian Organisations 2017-04-04T22:57:33Z geoscape-offers-world-first-decision-making-capabilities-to-australian-organisations Locate17 – Sydney, Australia – 5th April, 2017: PSMA Australia, a provider of the nation’s location datasets, today officially launched its award-winning innovation in location intelligence, Geoscape. In a world-first, Geoscape enables Australian organisations to make better decisions using location-based insights that were previously too costly or time consuming for most businesses to access. This is the first time location information and data analytics have been combined and made available in this way, on a national level. PSMA also confirmed the much-anticipated Sydney dataset will be released on 5th April, 2017, with the national rollout due for completion by early 2018. To download a sample of Geoscape, visit: www.geoscape.com.au/get-geoscape/ “Geoscape is a breakthrough in location-based intelligence that provides essential infrastructure for Australia’s digital economy, and puts Australia on the world map as a leader in this technology,” said Dan Paull, PSMA’s Chief Executive Officer. “As a business intelligence tool, Geoscape gives organisations the opportunity to improve services and increase revenue through evidence-based decision making. It will be used by governments to improve Australia’s future planning, development and management, including everything from building smarter cities to keeping people safe during fires, floods and other natural disasters. There’s also a vast range of applications in the private sector, with particular interest coming from the telecommunications, insurance and utilities sectors.” DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI), the global leader in Earth imagery and information about our changing planet, uses a range of geospatial technologies to deliver core components of the Geoscape dataset. By connecting the world's highest quality commercial satellite imagery and an ecosystem of analytics partners on the Geospatial Big Data platform (GBDX), DigitalGlobe is able to automatically and accurately extract many types of features about the built environment at continental scale. "The convergence of high-resolution satellite imagery, cloud computing, and machine learning technologies has created some incredibly exciting opportunities for organisations to analyse man-made and natural environments at country and continent scales more quickly and efficiently than ever before,” said Dr. Walter Scott, DigitalGlobe Founder, CTO, and EVP. “We are proud to partner with PSMA Australia to harness these innovations and create a digital index of Australia’s built environment that will benefit a wide range of industries, including business intelligence, insurance, and telecommunications.” How Geoscape works PSMA has collaborated with DigitalGlobe to create the Geoscape dataset, which uses a combination of satellite imagery, crowdsourcing and machine learning to capture attributes of the built environment and link each building to a geocoded address. Organisations can see and analyse this data to gain new insights and improve the way they plan and operate. The data includes building footprints and heights, roof construction, land cover, tree heights, the presence of solar panel installations and swimming pools, and more. The data can be visualised using mapping platforms and 3D modelling tools. New opportunities for enhanced service delivery As Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems evolve and smart cities become a reality, Geoscape can underpin them by linking a wide range of information generated about the lifecycle of the built environment. Data from a rich mesh of sensors can be tied to a location, an address, a legal land parcel and an area, ranging from a single building, to a few streets, to a planning zone or a region. Geoscape creates a wide range of opportunities for improved service delivery including in: Risk management (flood modelling, fire risk modelling, wind impact assessment) Geoscape provides information about the size and roof construction of buildings, their proximity to vegetation and other buildings and a model of terrain to support the assessment of risk. Market assessment For businesses providing property related services Geoscape provides information about buildings, solar panel installations, swimming pools, roofing material, surfaces and vegetation. Telecommunications Geoscape supports the rollout of wi-fi and 5G networks by providing a model of the terrain and information on the shape and heights of buildings and tree cover to support blackspot analysis. Natural disaster impact assessment Preliminary post-event assessment of the likely impact of natural disasters on building infrastructure and vegetation. Valuations Provides building sizes, number, roofing information, vegetation location, heights and basic land use for the valuation process. How Pitney Bowes uses Geoscape Pitney Bowes has been a partner of PSMA Australia for over 15 years. Geoscape is the main dataset used by Pitney Bowes to create its GeoVision product. The data captured in Geoscape is taken and combined with Pitney Bowes location intelligence platforms to create unique and leading edge solutions, which are capturing world-wide recognition. For more information, please see a case study www.geoscape.com.au/showcase/. Australia's ground-breaking Geoscape is rolling out, region by region, across Australia. For progress on the national rollout of Geoscape, view the release schedule at www.geoscape.com.au/rollout/. Download your free trial To download a sample of Geoscape to see how it could be used in your organisation, visit www.geoscape.com.au/get-geoscape/ Want to know more? If you’re interested in speaking with PSMA to learn more about Geoscape, you may visit them at Booth 110 and 112 at Locate17 or contact marketing@psma.com.au. For more information: www.geoscape.com.au/ About PSMA Australia PSMA Australia’s goal is to facilitate broad and sustainable access to high-quality location data by offering foundational national spatial information derived from the authoritative data sources of Australia’s federal, state and territory governments and private sector partners. PSMA was formed by the governments of Australia in 1993 to collate, transform and deliver their location data as national datasets. An unlisted company limited by shares, PSMA is owned by all the governments of Australia. As an independent and self-funded business, PSMA is able to collaborate beyond government to drive innovation and provide fundamental infrastructure for a digital world. For more information visit: www.psma.com.au/ About DigitalGlobe DigitalGlobe is a leading provider of commercial high-resolution earth observation and advanced geospatial solutions that help decision makers better understand our changing planet to save lives, resources and time. Sourced from the world's leading constellation, DigitalGlobe’s imagery solutions deliver unmatched coverage and capacity to meet its customers' most demanding mission requirements. Each day customers in defence and intelligence, public safety, civil agencies, map making and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management and navigation technology, and providers of location-based services depend on DigitalGlobe data, information, technology and expertise to gain actionable insight. For more information visit: www.digitalglobe.com/ Media Contact: Kate Donnelly Spectrum Group psma@spectrumgroup.is +61 2 9469 5700 Advances in Digital Agriculture to Take Centre Stage at International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 in Sydney 2017-03-22T23:59:02Z 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). Spatial Startup Companies to Share the Latest Innovations at the International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 2017-03-14T01:00:19Z 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). International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17 to Boost Collaboration in Intelligent Transport and Smart Cities 2017-03-07T02:29:34Z 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 2017-02-01T05:50:00Z 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). Virgin Galactic chooses Australian software firm 2017-01-18T19:00:00Z virgin-galactic-chooses-australian-software-firm SOFTWARE FIRM ADG SKYROCKETS WITH VIRGIN GALACTIC WIN Absolute Data Group’s S1000D software to support Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight systems 19 January 2017— Whilst most small companies were taking a break over Christmas, Brisbane-based Absolute Data Group (ADG) was busy training Virgin Galactic staff in using its highly regarded technical publishing software, following the news they had secured the sought-after software contract. It was announced today that Virgin Galactic has selected OneStrand LLC – of which ADG is a joint venture partner – as their preferred supplier of S1000D technical publishing software, services and support. ADG’s R4i S1000D product suite will provide the technology required to create, manage and leverage technical information vital to the operation and maintenance of Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight systems. ADG’s CEO Tammy Halter said the company was thrilled to be supporting the Human Spaceflight program and working with such highly motivated staff. “The thrill of winning this contract is all about the trust that this young and highly innovative technology company has put in us, allowing us to work with them on their goals to deliver a safe human space program,” said Tammy. “Working with a customer that is so motivated towards the end goal of trying new things, and making things simpler and better for the average person, allows us to do the same with them.” Around 40% of ADG’s software users are based around civilian or military air programs and defence programs (land, air and sea) dominate about 65% of ADG’s business. Australian air programs utilising ADG’s software include Airbus’s ARH and MRH helicopters, Boeing Defence Australia for two projects and Virgin Australia who has utilised ADG software for operations documentation for the past ten years. Most customers use a similar configuration to what Virgin Galactic will use. However Virgin Galactic is taking it one step further by implementing one of ADG’s newest pieces of technology, the R4i CDMS. The R4i CDMS is a content distribution and management server which is similar to having their own ‘app store’ for distributing electronic publications to devices and pushing updates to users. Tammy believes ADG’s constant innovation helped to secure the Virgin Galactic contract, in addition to their supply of relevant customer reference sites, future capabilities and the combined ADG and OneStrand teams’ indepth understanding of Virgin Galactic’s complex requirements. “At a technology level, unlike many other vendors, we allowed the Virgin Galactic team to evaluate our software installed at their site. After a couple of days training, the team realised that our software was not only fast, but very flexible and extremely easy to use, with consistent functionality and usability across the product range.” With further high profile customer wins about to be announced (in February), Tammy believes ADG’s and the OneStrand US team’s success ultimately comes down to their combined teams. “Obviously smart technology is a good base and opens doors. But it’s not just about the technology. It’s about every individual in our business going above and beyond to demonstrate who we are and how we help our customers, from first enquiry through to training and support after installation.” Celebrating 20 years in business this year, ADG has changed significantly to what it once was. “ADG started as an Australian-only based consulting and training organisation for another company’s specialist software application. After monitoring customer requirements and researching international trends, we decided to take our first step into software development in-house a few years later,” said Tammy. “Today of course we build and deliver a complete software suite of tools compliant to S1000D and other associated specifications. Version 9 of our CSDB software was released just recently which demonstrates the robustness and longevity of our tools,” she said. “We’ve also been focusing on various technology support systems to ensure we can educate and support our worldwide partners, whilst also training, consulting and supporting customers worldwide directly out of our Brisbane office.” Being a female CEO in the male dominated areas of IT, defence, aerospace and transport, Tammy has also witnessed the massive shift in the acceptance of women in the industry over the past 20 years, from being treated as a ‘demo girl’, to witnessing more women starting successful ICT companies. “Today, particularly with apps and software being utilised to automate diverse industries, we are finding more people with great ideas for applications, starting companies. With those diverse backgrounds, rather than traditional developer backgrounds, we are finding more women starting ICT companies.” So what does the future hold for ADG? Tammy predicts the number of civilian and defence air projects will increase due to more civilian air component manufacturers requiring software solutions that are S1000D compliant. “We’re also making access to S1000D solutions cheaper and easier with our new hosted platform, OneStrand AIR. So our big focus this year will be assisting those civilian air component manufacturers with their delivery requirements via OneStrand AIR,” said Tammy. Not content to sit still, Tammy also plans to continue expanding in other verticals such as civilian shipping and rail manufacturing, where the S1000D specification is being increasingly used due to the benefits of data re-use; from design and engineering, through to training, maintenance, operations and parts management through-life. About Absolute Data Group (ADG) Absolute Data Group (ADG) is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia and was founded in 1997 as an SGML consulting business. Today ADG is recognised worldwide for its innovative and user-friendly S1000D software suite. www.absolutedata.com About OneStrand LLC OneStrand is a full-service company offering hosted and installed S1000D software, authoring services and support to best manage critical technical content in the aerospace, defense and transport industries. OneStrand is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with software development and operation locations in Brisbane, Australia; Oregon, USA; San Jose, Costa Rica and Hamburg, Germany. www.onestrand.com ### Media Contacts: Margot Furlonger, Holy Mackerel Group, tel 0422 548 323 or margot@holymackerel.com.au Tammy Halter, CEO, ADG, tel 3832 6888 or 0410 460 594, or thalter@absolutedata.com Short + Sweet: SNACKABLETV youth broadcast network for short-form content launches 2016-12-01T01:16:58Z short-sweet-snackabletv-youth-broadcast-network-for-short-form-content-launches Meet SNACKABLETV, a revolutionary digital youth network housing the best in bite-sized content. It’s an entirely new way for young people all over the world to access high quality short-form entertainment for FREE, without annoying advertisements or subscriptions. VIEW THE SIZZLE REEL Millennials are diverse, curious and engaged - so, SNACKABLETV is too. It does not discriminate against gender, sexuality, race, creed or socio-economic status, only against beige content. SNACKABLETV launches with solid collaborations and partnerships as official Youth & Content Broadcaster for Sydney Festival, co-produced podcasts with the team from Melbourne’s Sans Pants Radio and short films produced by future creative superstars from the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Offering something for everyone, SNACKABLETV plays host to content across seven channels; Culture, Film, Gaming, Music, Podcast, Style, and a dedicated hub for today’s news, events, and the best of the net; What’s Hot. Original series’ will feature respected members of the creative community including; street artist Scott Marsh; music journalist Danny Clayton; celebrity fashion stylist Mikey Ayoubi; mindfulness coach Kylie Ryan; comedians Rhys Nicholson and Robbie Armfield; musicians Client Liaison, Sleep Makes Waves and The Jezabels; and so much more incredible talent in front of and behind the lens. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. The network will lead the fight against ‘Digital Litter’, a result of too much access to poorly made content. Everything on SNACKABLETV is short, sharp, and captivating. It’s video that is never boring, always inspiring, with an added dose of learning for the socially aware, completely free of charge to the viewer. SNACKABLETV Co-founders Kate Edwards and Shae Constantine said today: “We are extremely proud to be launching Australia’s first short form broadcast network made especially for young people. “SNACKABLETV is purpose built as much for the consumer as it is for the creator – it’s a conduit between the two worlds. We identified a gap, in that there is so much good content out there and before now it hasn’t had a home or a chance to get to an audience who will appreciate it. “Our doors are wide open to young creatives and creators. We want to distribute the best short-form content the world has seen, and this is only possible with a truly robust digital platform to facilitate the relationship between creator and audience. That platform is SNACKABLETV.” Content is currently available online (mobile, tablet or desktop) via SNACKABLETV.tv The bar has been set high and SNACKABLETV is committed to pushing the boundaries in both the controversy and quality stakes. New content will be released on all channels across the network constantly. Stay tuned for updates on exciting co-productions and distribution partnerships. In the face of a fracturing media landscape, SNACKABLETV also offers a solution for brands to target a millennial audience utilising quality native content by creating this ‘safe space’ free of subscriptions and free of pre-rolls and pop-up ads to give viewers a great experience which will keep them coming back for more. Interview and content requests contact The Lantern Group: Louisa Read +61 412 955 101 louisa@lanterngroup.com.au Fiona Gulin +61 487 992 333 fiona@lanterngroup.com.au CONNECT WITH SNACKABLETV FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM #snackableTV MEDIA MATERIALS DROPBOX Media Alert: Remembrance Day 2016 2016-11-08T23:53:47Z media-alert-remembrance-day-2016 Media Alert:  Remembrance Day 2016   - Afghanistan veteran, double amputee and Hacksaw Ridge actor Damien Thomlinson available as spokesperson  - The sails of the Sydney Opera House will be illuminated with a projection of a field of poppies at 8pm on November 11th.    Sydney, November 9, 2016: Remembrance Day, November 11th, plays an important role in Australian history and culture.   RSL DefenceCare ambassador, Damien Thomlinson is available to talk to the historical significance of the day, his own experiences and RSL NSW & RSL DefenceCare’s iconic poppy appeal.  About Damien Thomlinson: In 2016, the poppy appeal is being led by Afghanistan veteran and double amputee Damien Thomlinson. Thomlinson has rebuilt his life following the devastating injuries suffered while serving. He represents the many modern day veterans who have returned to Australia following their service and requiring support. He is also part of the ensemble cast of Hollywood war epic, Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson.  About the appeal: The appeal encourages all Australians to “Remember this November” by donating and receiving a poppy from volunteers or online at www.poppyshop.org.au.  Funds raised are used to directly help Australian service men and women returning from service with physical or mental illnesses and injuries.   The Red Poppy has special significance for Australians.  Worn on Remembrance Day each year, the red poppies were among the first to flower in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium following the First World War. In soldiers’ folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground. This year’s appeal has also focused on the role animals have played serving in our armed forces. Service animals are traditionally remembered with a purple poppy.  Photography and filming opportunity:   In what promises to be a visual spectacle, the sails of the Sydney Opera House will be illuminated with a projection of a field of poppies at 8pm on November 11th.  Damien and RSL representatives are available for interview prior to and after “lights-on”.   Photos of Damien Thomlinson/poppies:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6a3vturn0iz1vuy/AAC12oGZu_9bet6Rj_vlPUAea?dl=0  For more information: David Wolf Closer Communicationsdavid@closer.com.au  0411 111 787 RSL NSW and RSL DefenceCare launch 2016 Poppy Appeal, urging Aussies to ‘Remember this November’ 2016-10-17T02:05:40Z rsl-nsw-rsl-defencecare-launches-2016-poppy-appeal-urging-aussies-to-remember-this-november Sydney, October 17, 2016: RSL NSW and RSL DefenceCare have today launched their annual Poppy Appeal, one of the organisations’ biggest fundraisers for the year. Culminating on Remembrance Day, November 11, money raised from the appeal is used directly to help Australian service men and women returning from service with physical or mental illnesses and injuries.   The campaign encourages all Australians to “Remember this November” by donating and receiving a poppy from volunteers or online at www.poppyshop.org.au. It will also seek to educate younger Australians on the significance of the poppy and the work RSL NSW and RSL DefenceCare do to support returned servicemen and women.   In 2016, the Poppy Appeal will be led by Afghanistan veteran and double amputee Damien Thomlinson. Thomlinson is an RSL DefenceCare Ambassador and has rebuilt his life following the devastating injuries suffered while serving. He represents the many modern day veterans who have returned to Australia following their service and requiring support. He is also part of the ensemble cast of soon to be released Hollywood war epic, Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson.   The Red Poppy has special significance for Australians.  Worn on Remembrance Day each year, the red poppies were among the first to flower in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium following the First World War. In soldiers’ folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground. The Red Poppy has since been accepted as the emblem of remembrance, and this year will be on a bigger range of merchandise than ever before, giving Aussies unprecedented choice in how they show their support.   This year will also see an increased focus on the role animals have played serving in our armed forces. Service animals are traditionally remembered with a purple poppy and this year RSL NSW and RSL DefenceCare are encouraging people to buy a purple poppy for their pets.   “From Simpson’s donkey to the bomb detecting dogs serving in Afghanistan, animals have always played an important role in Australia’s armed forces. This year our poppy appeal will recognise and remember a number of animals who served including Sarbi and Herbie, two explosive detection dogs that served in Afghanistan,” said Robyn Collins, General Manager, RSL DefenceCare.   RSL DefenceCare’s aim is to help families get through tough times and will continue helping as long as it is needed. Importantly, 50% of funds raised across NSW during the Poppy Appeal remains in the local communities in which these Poppies are sold, with the remaining funds helping veterans across NSW.   Australian service men and women can return from service with physical and mental illnesses and injuries. Some can find it difficult to transition to civilian life. Finding a new job, dealing with mental and physical injuries or experiencing financial hardship can lead to significant stress and trauma. Sadly, some members also lose their lives while serving, shattering the hopes and dreams of their families, especially their partners and children.   Social Media will play a key role in this year’s campaign with people encouraged to post pictures while wearing a poppy badge or scarf using the hashtags #mypoppypops and #remembernovember. Those with pets who choose a purple poppy can show their support using the hashtags #poppies4puppies and #poppies4pets.   “The Poppy Appeal is one of the longest running and most iconic fundraising campaigns in Australia. The Appeal helps younger Australians connect with our nation’s heritage and helps highlight the work RSL DefenceCare does,” said Robyn Collins.   “This year we will be increasing our engagement on social media and with young veterans who can help tell the story of the Poppy’s significance to a new generation. Everyone will be invited to get involved in the campaign by posting pictures wearing Poppies,” she said.   “We are also encouraging corporates, government departments and organisations to donate and receive poppy for every staff member, showing their support for those who have sacrificed so much for our country.”   The social media campaign will be supported by a PR campaign telling the stories of the servicemen, women and animals featured on this year’s Poppy cards.  Each has a unique story to tell about their background, their deeds on the battlefield or their sacrifice.    Finally, in what promises to be a visual spectacle, the sails of the Sydney Opera House will be illuminated with a projection of a field of poppies at 8pm on November 11th. Imagery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6a3vturn0iz1vuy/AAC12oGZu_9bet6Rj_vlPUAea?dl=0  For more information: David Wolf Closer Communicationsdavid@closer.com.au  0411 111 787 Sydney, October 17, 2016: RSL NSW and RSL DefenceCare have today launched their annual Poppy Appeal, one of the organisations’ biggest fundraisers for the year. Culminating on Remembrance Day, November 11, money raised from the appeal is used directly to help Australian service men and women returning from service with physical or mental illnesses and injuries.   The campaign encourages all Australians to “Remember this November” by donating and receiving a poppy from volunteers or online at www.poppyshop.org.au. It will also seek to educate younger Australians on the significance of the poppy and the work RSL NSW and RSL DefenceCare do to support returned servicemen and women.   In 2016, the Poppy Appeal will be led by Afghanistan veteran and double amputee Damien Thomlinson. Thomlinson is an RSL DefenceCare Ambassador and has rebuilt his life following the devastating injuries suffered while serving. He represents the many modern day veterans who have returned to Australia following their service and requiring support. He is also part of the ensemble cast of soon to be released Hollywood war epic, Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson.   The Red Poppy has special significance for Australians.  Worn on Remembrance Day each year, the red poppies were among the first to flower in the devastated battlefields of northern France and Belgium following the First World War. In soldiers’ folklore, the vivid red of the poppy came from the blood of their comrades soaking the ground. The Red Poppy has since been accepted as the emblem of remembrance, and this year will be on a bigger range of merchandise than ever before, giving Aussies unprecedented choice in how they show their support.   This year will also see an increased focus on the role animals have played serving in our armed forces. Service animals are traditionally remembered with a purple poppy and this year RSL NSW and RSL DefenceCare are encouraging people to buy a purple poppy for their pets.   “From Simpson’s donkey to the bomb detecting dogs serving in Afghanistan, animals have always played an important role in Australia’s armed forces. This year our poppy appeal will recognise and remember a number of animals who served including Sarbi and Herbie, two explosive detection dogs that served in Afghanistan,” said Robyn Collins, General Manager, RSL DefenceCare.   RSL DefenceCare’s aim is to help families get through tough times and will continue helping as long as it is needed. Importantly, 50% of funds raised across NSW during the Poppy Appeal remains in the local communities in which these Poppies are sold, with the remaining funds helping veterans across NSW.   Australian service men and women can return from service with physical and mental illnesses and injuries. Some can find it difficult to transition to civilian life. Finding a new job, dealing with mental and physical injuries or experiencing financial hardship can lead to significant stress and trauma. Sadly, some members also lose their lives while serving, shattering the hopes and dreams of their families, especially their partners and children.   Social Media will play a key role in this year’s campaign with people encouraged to post pictures while wearing a poppy badge or scarf using the hashtags #mypoppypops and #remembernovember. Those with pets who choose a purple poppy can show their support using the hashtags #poppies4puppies and #poppies4pets.   “The Poppy Appeal is one of the longest running and most iconic fundraising campaigns in Australia. The Appeal helps younger Australians connect with our nation’s heritage and helps highlight the work RSL DefenceCare does,” said Robyn Collins.   “This year we will be increasing our engagement on social media and with young veterans who can help tell the story of the Poppy’s significance to a new generation. Everyone will be invited to get involved in the campaign by posting pictures wearing Poppies,” she said.   “We are also encouraging corporates, government departments and organisations to donate and receive poppy for every staff member, showing their support for those who have sacrificed so much for our country.”   The social media campaign will be supported by a PR campaign telling the stories of the servicemen, women and animals featured on this year’s Poppy cards.  Each has a unique story to tell about their background, their deeds on the battlefield or their sacrifice.    Finally, in what promises to be a visual spectacle, the sails of the Sydney Opera House will be illuminated with a projection of a field of poppies at 8pm on November 11th. Imagery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6a3vturn0iz1vuy/AAC12oGZu_9bet6Rj_vlPUAea?dl=0  For more information: David Wolf Closer Communicationsdavid@closer.com.au  0411 111 787 Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Call for Papers DEADLINE 23rd October 2016 & ECI Excellence Awards 2016-10-10T01:49:46Z early-childhood-intervention-eci-call-for-papers-deadline-23rd-october-2016-eci-excellence-awards 27th NSW/ACT Conference - Call for Papers Call for Papers DEADLINE EXTENDED - 23rd October 2016 In order to build the best conference program, we are seeking papers for sessional workshops. ECIA NSW/ACT is inviting professionals to submit abstracts for presentations, workshops or panels that explore innovative practices, challenges, research and policy directions. Click here to view or download the 'Call for Papers' Flyer. Click here to view or download the Abstract Submission Template to aid with your submission.* *Note: The Abstract Submission Template may automatically begin downloading in your default browser. Check your browser or go to the Downloads folder on your computer to access this document. Read more... Excellence Awards The Excellence Awards aim to honour and recognise outstanding achievements in the ECI sector that have contributed to the improvement of the lives of children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families. The Excellence Award categories celebrate and acknowledges teams and organisations that demonstrate excellence, passion, vision and a commitment to assisting children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families to achieve their goals. The ‘Excellence Awards’ will be presented for outstanding achievements in the ECI Industry at the NSW/ACT Conference on 25th - 26th May 2017 at the Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach. Award Categories The following award categories will be open for nominations: Outstanding family-centred practice Champion of Inclusion Team around the child Innovative practice Applications and Nominations Applications will open on 14th November 2016. Nominations must be for a team or organisation in the early childhood intervention sector operating in NSW or ACT and includes; early childhood educators, special educators, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, audiologists, social workers and psychologist. Applicants can self-nominate their team or organisation or nominate another team or organisation. Nominations for individuals will not be accepted. ECIA Members and Non Members are eligable to apply.* *Note: ECIA Members can nominate at no cost. Non ECIA Members are required to pay an application fee of $99 (inc. GST). Theme: ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future Location: Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach Dates: Thursday 25th and Friday 26th May 2017 Early Childhood Intervention Australia NSW/ACT 2017 Conference has as its theme ‘ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future’. This provides an exciting opportunity for service providers and professionals interested in Early Childhood Intervention and Early Childhood, to come together with a focus on building the capacity of our sector and the community, understanding the NDIS and the impact on children with disability and/or developmental delay and their families. The conference will have a strong focus on the key issues affecting practice in early childhood intervention, now and into the future. State Conference Registrations NOW OPEN Register now to receive the Early Bird discount! Registrations for the NSW/ACT Conference ECI: Beyond Possibilities - Investing in the Future are now open. You can register to attend the two day conference on: Both days – Thursday 25 & Friday 26 May 2017 Day One Only – Thursday 25 May 2017 Day Two Only – Friday 26 May 2017 Two Days One Day Early Bird ECIA NSW/ACT Member Rate* $505 $305 Early Bird Non-Member Rate* $585 $345 ECIA NSW/ACT Member Rate $560 $360 Non-Member Rate $640 $400 *Early Bird rates will finish on 24th March 2017 If you have any queries about registering for the conference or need any further information, contact Libby Forsyth on (02) 9873 2593 or admin@ecia-nsw.org.au. Read more... HPE Aruba Unveils Flexible Network Procurement Models Enabling ANZ Enterprises to Innovate at the Rapid Pace of Mobile and IoT 2016-09-13T02:27:16Z hpe-aruba-unveils-flexible-network-procurement-models-enabling-anz-enterprises-to-innovate-at-the-rapid-pace-of-mobile-and-iot Sydney, Australia – September 13, 2016 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced new network procurement and consumption models to give enterprise customers more flexibility and choice in how they obtain and support their network infrastructure. The rapid introduction of mobile technologies and the Internet of Things (IoT) have accelerated the requirements for IT network infrastructures. With refresh cycles measured in months instead of years, networks need to enable a new set of end user and line-of-business facing digital services requiring IT organizations to efficiently adapt and deliver enterprise grade security at the highest levels of reliability. To remove unpredictability in IT operations and spending, Aruba is taking a software-based approach with its Mobile First Platform, enabling IT organizations to quickly respond to new requirements as they emerge, minimize capital expenditures, and maintain a competitive edge. Customers benefit from customized options for obtaining and managing their networks with Aruba’s portfolio of programmable IT networking products for Wi- Fi, BLE, wired and wide area network (WAN) connectivity, and consulting, support and technology services from its key alliances.New Network Infrastructure Procurement and Consumption Models The Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) market, comprised of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and cloud-managed WLAN, is expected to grow significantly. IDC estimates that the global enterprise SDN market will grow to $8.7 billion1 and the global cloud-managed WLAN market is forecasted to reach $2.5B by 20182. With major trends like increased automation, data analytics, IoT and a renewed emphasis on security affecting IT infrastructure plans, many organizations are trying to minimize workload on IT staff and shift spend from large capital to predictable operational expenses. “For some time our customers and channel partners in Australia and New Zealand have desired a different approach to procuring networking solutions,” said Steve Coad, Managing Director for Aruba in Australia and New Zealand. “That is, being able to buy technology as a service on an as-needed basis and then charging this to OPEX rather than taking a big up front hit on their CAPEX expenditures. Fuelling this demand is the constantly shifting cloud paradigm and an almost insatiable demand for mobility solutions which enterprises want to keep pace with as new technologies emerge.” “Network-as-a-Service addresses this market shift with a fundamentally new and unique way to acquire and consume communications services. In Australia and New Zealand we are seeking to expand our existing channel alliances, our breadth of subscription offerings and then make these available to our increasingly broad base of customers.” In collaboration with HPE Financial Services, HPE Technology Services and leading alliances, including Accenture and Deloitte, organizations can dynamically react to changing needs by leveraging an OpEx-based NaaS model. This model allows organizations to immediately adopt the most modern network infrastructure, designed for new business applications with secure connectivity for IoT and improved user experiences via actionable, real- time insights.   Key benefits for enterprise customers include: -  Better utilization of technology and resources - With a NaaS model, enterprises can deploy and capitalize on the latest technology without burdening internal IT resources with additional training or tasks, allowing them to focus on business priorities. -  Ability to slash costs by moving to an operational expense model - Enterprises can reduce capital expenditures to simplify their budget process and better predict and manage network acquisition, administration and operational costs. -  Improved management of network scalability, flexibility and technology cycles - With the network functioning like a utility, organizations can scale their network as it grows and easily add new services like BYOD, IoT, security, location-based services and proactive management. Enabling Channel Partners with the Power of Cloud-based Managed Services Wireless LAN, wired switching and WAN routing infrastructures can now be managed for customers by resellers and service providers using Aruba Central, a subscription-based network services solution hosted in the public cloud, expanding the reach of cloud networking to many different customer scenarios. Aruba Central enables Aruba resellers to take advantage of Central’s support for multi-tenancy and its built-in managed services portal, and start offering managed services to their customer base. With a turnkey solution and no additional platform engineering cost or complexity, Aruba Central delivers a recurring revenue stream with higher margin opportunities for Aruba resellers. Aruba channel partners and Aruba customers with varying levels of IT infrastructure administration across many distributed sites can take advantage of the platform – with different IT groups having unique privileges or access to the platform, defined per location. David Elliott, Aruba’s ANZ Channel Sales Director said: “Aruba’s Network-as-a-Service is market changing for our channel partners in the region and will deliver them a real competitive edge against some of the legacy networking vendors. Many of our partners are highly experienced in delivering the ‘as-a-service’ model for other technologies, and now with Aruba Network-as-a-Service managed through Aruba Central, they can keep their customers up-to-date on the latest innovations in both networking as well as the wider technology ecosystem, creating real value for them by enabling better utilization of technology and resources.” Additional Resources• Deloitte Blog: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Technology-Blog/Consider-Modernizing-Your- Network-Consumption-Model/ba-p/275495 About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organizations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives. 1 IDC – SDN Market to Gain Enterprise Headway, Driven by 3rd Platform and Cloud #US40628315 2 IDC – Worldwide Cloud Managed Enterprise WLAN Infrastructure and Cloud-Managed Services Forecast, 2016-2020 #US41650215 To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com. ©2016 Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Aruba’s trademarks include Aruba Networks®, Aruba The Mobile Edge Company® (stylized), Aruba Mobility-Defined NetworksTM, Aruba Mobility Management System®, People Move Networks Must Follow®, Mobile Edge Architecture®, RFProtect®, Green Island®, ETips®, ClientMatch®, Virtual Intranet AccessTM, ClearPass Access Management SystemsTM, Aruba InstantTM, ArubaOSTM, xSecTM, ServiceEdgeTM, Aruba ClearPass Access Management SystemTM, AirmeshTM, AirWaveTM, Aruba CentralTM, and ARUBA@WORKTM. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please contact: Luisa OR Sarah at DEC PR +61 2 8014 5033 and aruba@decpr.com.au  HPE Aruba Introduces Developer-Ready Mobile First Platform to Unlock the Potential of Modern IT Infrastructures 2016-09-13T02:22:03Z hpe-aruba-introduces-developer-ready-mobile-first-platform-to-unlock-the-potential-of-modern-it-infrastructures   Aruba Mobile First Platform Provides Real-Time Insights to Improve User Experiences and IoT Security Australian developers first to market with new mobility innovations New Partner Ready for Networking Program Expands Revenue Opportunities for the ANZ Sales Channel Sydney, Australia – Sept 13, 2016 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced the Aruba Mobile First Platform, a software layer that uses application programming interfaces (APIs) to provide third-party developers and business leaders with network insights to improve applications and services. The platform accelerates integration and innovation of mobile and IoT at the speed of the developer ecosystem, rather than the pace of a single vendor. To support today’s mobile first and rapidly developing IoT environment, networks must deliver more than connectivity. The days of one-dimensional networks designed for static functions are over. Modern networks must be able to easily adapt to new application requirements on-demand. With actionable insights about the use of specific mobile apps and the operational technologies powered by IoT, networks can help organizations justify future digital technology investments. The Aruba Mobile First Platform unlocks the ability for an ecosystem of developers and technology vendors to freely innovate, utilizing the rich contextual information the Aruba infrastructure collects from mobile and IoT devices, and customize networking functions dynamically in real-time. As a result, customers can improve existing applications and create new ones to enhance the customer experience, improve business operations, and drive new revenue opportunities.Australian developers first to market “Whether it’s robotics in the classroom or nanochip-based tablets used for collaboration across campus networks, our customers in Australia and New Zealand are seeking to innovate at the same pace as new devices, hardware, software and internet of things technologies emerge,” said Steve Coad, Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand – Aruba. “Now, with the Aruba Mobile First platform, we can offer that ability, and moreover, offer the ecosystem of developers around us a software layer and programming interface which allows them to rapidly connect and integrate their solutions, ensuring speed to market is faster for us all.” Three Australian developers, including Kasada, Sine Co and Skyfii, are the first ecosystem technology partners globally to innovate on the new Mobile First Platform, bringing new solutions to market immediately. They are joined by Intel Security. (Please refer to notes to editors below.) Aruba’s existing customers in Australia and New Zealand include Scentre Group (Westfield), General Pants, Epworth Healthcare, University of New England, Trust Power, University of Technology: Sydney, The Catholic Education Office, JB Hi Fi, The Australian Open, Maritime New Zealand, Medibank, TAFE NSW, Feros Care, and KFC.Advanced Network Controls and Policy Enforcement for Pervasive Mobility The foundation of the Aruba Mobile First Platform is built on ArubaOS 8, a new operating system that allows developers to leverage contextual information from the infrastructure via its northbound API. Deployed as a virtual machine (VM) on a server appliance, ArubaOS 8 significantly simplifies changes within the infrastructure and enables customers to instantly scale their networks. ArubaOS 8 also enables greater programmability in the Aruba infrastructure with the ability to upload custom app signatures in real-time. Developers and ecosystem partners can easily enable policy management and quality control for new, business critical applications without network upgrades or downtime.   Ecosystem partner, Skyfii, harnesses the power of the Aruba Mobile First Platform to help businesses analyze and visualize customer behavior data. Leveraging contextual data about users, devices, applications and location from the Aruba Analytics and Location Engine (ALE), Skyfii gives retailers a better understanding of behavior and lets them engage shoppers with targeted advertising and marketing calls to actions.Increased Network and Application Access Control for Mobile and IoT The latest enhancements to Aruba ClearPass software as part of the Mobile First Platform deliver deeper insights into all connected devices and improve capabilities for third party integration. The new ClearPass Extensions make it easier for IT security professionals and developers to integrate cloud-hosted technology services with Aruba ClearPass. Without major code changes to the base ClearPass software, ecosystem partners simply place their software into a repository that can be leveraged via an API. This allows customers to easily and quickly create automated workflows. In the case of McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO), Intel Security’s unified management platform, users can check the status of a device. McAfee ePO also provides unified management of endpoint, network and data security. With end-to-end visibility and powerful automation tools, McAfee ePO dramatically strengthens protection and drives down the cost and complexity of managing risk and security. “ClearPass Extensions and the Aruba Mobile First Platform provide a simplified, open model for us to rapidly integrate and extend our offering,” said D.J. Long, Head of Intel Security Innovation Alliance. “The McAfee ePO integration with ClearPass provides customers unified visibility of security posture regardless of network, device type or user location, and automates access policy to safeguard enterprise networks.” To automate access to Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) attributes from the cloud, the Microsoft Intune integration via ClearPass Extensions enables greater control for organizations that want to provide employees with secure access to corporate applications, data, and resources on almost any device. The Intune integration with Aruba will be available in Q4 CY2016. “Delivered from the cloud and designed to address the needs of today’s mobile-first cloud-first world, Microsoft Intune delivers a comprehensive set of mobile device management and mobile application management capabilities that help you manage your diverse mobile environment in a secure and unified way” said Andrew Conway, General Manager of Product Marketing for Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security. “Our integration with Aruba ClearPass will allow you to make sure only managed and compliant devices are able to connect to your corporate network.” Opening the doors to a wide variety of use cases, technology partners like Kasada can be integrated easily for multi-factor authentication (MFA) workflows. Envoy and Sine are examples of partners that automate a guest Wi-Fi access request through ClearPass, via their visitor registration services. Customers can leverage existing solutions, improve user experience and quickly utilize automation to offload IT resources. The new ClearPass OnConnect is ideal for customers who are not ready to deploy 802.1X and RADIUS across their multivendor wired networks for IoT connectivity. Policy management for such environments can still be enabled, where all devices are profiled and placed into proper network segments, without extensive IT operational investment.Improved User Experience and Business Insights for Indoor Location Services The Aruba Mobile First Platform introduces advanced Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) analytics capabilities to the Meridian Mobile App Platform that go beyond simple monitoring of dwell times at a specific location. The new Meridian Goals leverages insights gathered via BLE to inform marketing and business development teams about the success or failure of their latest engagement campaigns, eliminating the need to sort through varied, detailed reports to determine the results of an engagement program.   With the latest release of Meridian, businesses can now enable location sharing among visitors at venues or employees at work. Individuals running the same mobile app on their phones can share their physical location with colleagues and friends while retaining complete control of their privacy. These new features heighten the user experience and fuel business intelligence regarding collaboration in the workplace and customer behavior within public venues.Delivering Cloud Networking to Distributed Enterprises Addressing the demands for highly customizable cloud networking solutions, Aruba has made significant advancements to its subscription-based, cloud-hosted network services solution, Aruba Central. With its multi- tenant architecture and the new managed services portal, Aruba Central allows resellers to rapidly create custom- branded managed services, deliver value-added services to existing customers and tap into new opportunities. Existing customers and partners can now easily add Aruba Central to their portfolio by integrating it with their existing systems through APIs. Additionally, Aruba Central now includes enterprise-grade capabilities such as Aruba Clarity for predictive visibility into Wi-Fi health and Wi-Fi analytics for visibility into mobile user presence across different physical spaces. The new Aruba Central mobile app allows IT staff to deploy Wi-Fi, wired and WAN routing infrastructure components with zero touch.Maximize Revenue with the Partner Ready for Networking Program Taking advantage of the Aruba Mobile First Platform and positioning partners to be highly competitive in the rapidly changing mobility networking market, Aruba is introducing the Partner Ready for Networking program. This new channel program takes the best elements of the Aruba PartnerEdge and HPE Partner Ready programs to create a new program that enables partners to capitalize on the burgeoning enterprise mobility market opportunity. According to David Elliott, Aruba’s ANZ Channel Sales Director: “The enhanced program delivers predictable profitability via deal protection and a simple structure that makes it easy to calculate deal profitability. Our channel partners will be rewarded with expanded revenue opportunities for specializing in our full networking solution portfolio spanning wireless and switching as well as for developing further expertise in recognized mobility competencies.” The ability to sell extensive services, including managed services such as Aruba Central, will further enhance partner margins and enable them to attain trusted advisor status with their customers. Elliott said, the ability for partners to move quickly and be responsive to their customers drove one of the core principles of the new program – to simplify and make it easier to do business.” “The Partner Ready for Networking Program offers a dedicated partner portal, streamlined one-page deal registration with simplified approval process, easy to understand program requirements with a single point of contact, and planned MDF and lead generation tools and services.” With the new Partner Ready for Networking program, partners will significantly improve their competitive position while maximizing their revenue opportunities with a more predictable revenue stream. Technology Ecosystem Partners Quotes Businesses globally are using Envoy’s visitor registration system to provide a seamless, digital visitor sign-in experience in the workplace. “To make Envoy even better, our customers have been asking for an easy way to provide Wi-Fi access to visitors at the time of registration,” said Larry Gadea, CEO of Envoy. “By integrating our solution with Aruba’s ClearPass Extensions framework, we have created a unique, one-step process that makes visitor registration and Wi-Fi access hassle-free." Software security company, Kasada leads a new paradigm in enterprise digital security by augmenting multifactor authentication (MFA) using and eliminating the need for tokens and passwords. “Combining the Kasada photograph-centric, cloud-based MFA platform with simplified integration via Aruba’s ClearPass Extensions enables enterprise MFA to provide additional automated digital security solutions based on custom factors such as time or suspicious behaviors,” said Sam Crowther, CTO and co-founder of Kasada. “Together we are essentially replacing weak passwords with an easier, more secure solution.” Intelligent visitor and contractor registration software company, Sine, has thousands of customers worldwide. "Using Aruba’s ClearPass Extensions to integrate, we are now able to streamline check-in and Wi-Fi registration functions into a single, seamless process which saves enterprises time and results in faster productivity for end users,” said Antony Ceravolo, CEO and Founder of Sine. “We’ve also added a mobile app option which simplifies and expedites the process even more for frequent visitors.” Skyfii is a data services company that provides cloud-based analytics and location data-driven marketing solutions to help businesses and organizations capture, analyze, and visualize customer behaviors. “Integrating Skyfii’s IO platform with ClearPass Extensions enables businesses to combine network access authentication and customer analytics into a single, uniform and adaptable process,” said Charlie Clemmer, Senior Director for Skyfii. “By combining the custom branding developed within the ClearPass portal and capitalizing on the valuable information ClearPass already collects, customers can turn big data into smart data without the impractical chore of building custom Skyfii integrations for ClearPass.”Availability The Aruba Mobile First Platform and the associated enhancements to ArubaOS, Aruba Central, Aruba ClearPass and Aruba Meridian are available in the fourth quarter calendar year 2016.Additional Resources Kasada blog: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Technology-Blog/ClearPass-Extensions-Kasada-tackle- weak-passwords/ba-p/275264 SkyFii blog: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Technology-Blog/ClearPass-Extensions-help-Skyfii- customers-take-flight/ba-p/275265 Sine blog: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Technology-Blog/ClearPass-Extensions-are-a-Sine-of-the- Times/ba-p/275349 Parnter Ready for Networking Blog: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Aruba-Unplugged/Introducing- Partner-Ready-for-Networking/ba-p/275485 Executive Blog: http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Aruba-Unplugged/The-Mobile-First-Enterprise- Makes-GenMobile-Feel-Right-at-Home/ba-p/275237 Aruba Mobile First Platform Product Page: http://www.arubanetworks.com/products/mobile-first-platform/ Aruba Demo 360 Video: https://youtu.be/JwkcbUbwTi4 About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organizations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives. To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com. ©2016 Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Aruba’s trademarks include Aruba Networks®, Aruba The Mobile Edge Company® (stylized), Aruba Mobility-Defined NetworksTM, Aruba Mobility Management System®, People Move Networks Must Follow®, Mobile Edge Architecture®, RFProtect®, Green Island®, ETips®, ClientMatch®, Virtual Intranet AccessTM, ClearPass Access Management SystemsTM, Aruba InstantTM, ArubaOSTM, xSecTM, ServiceEdgeTM, Aruba ClearPass Access Management SystemTM, AirmeshTM, AirWaveTM, Aruba CentralTM, and ARUBA@WORKTM. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information, please contact: Luisa OR Sarah at DEC PR +61 2 8014 5033 and aruba@decpr.com.au  AIIA undertaking significant survey on analytics and data usage by Australian businesses, government and NGOs 2016-09-12T02:46:08Z 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 SimpliVity named a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure 2016-08-17T01:28:00Z simplivity-named-a-leader-in-hyperconverged-infrastructure Sydney, Australia — August 17, 2016 — SimpliVity, a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure that’s revolutionising enterprise IT, today announced that the company was recognised as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), Q3 2016 report.   SimpliVity’s position as a Leader in Forrester’s assessment of the 12 most significant hyperconverged infrastructure vendors was based on the company’s performance across Forrester’s 28-criteria evaluation, which included such criteria as hyperconverged functions, high availability and data protection, manageability and ease of operations, and customer feedback.   According to Forrester, SimpliVity “offers a very rich set of global multisite data management functions anchored by an always-on global deduplication architecture. It includes a comprehensive set of backup, deduplication, snapshot, and clones with multisite data replication and [disaster recovery] capabilities along with wide-area network (WAN) optimisation.” “Forrester put it best in its report, ‘Hyperconvergence is a concept whose time has come,’ and we couldn’t agree more. We believe that SimpliVity is driving this transition – illustrated by even the largest global enterprises transforming their IT with SimpliVity,” said Marianne Budnik, CMO, SimpliVity. “It’s been exciting to watch the growth in the market, especially as we continue to gain momentum by expanding our enterprise customer base while demonstrating an exemplary customer experience. Our customer loyalty and satisfaction metrics are striking – standing at a Net Promoter Score of 90 – 47% higher than the industry average. The hyperconverged market will only continue to expand over the next year, and judging by Forrester’s report, I believe SimpliVity will lead the charge.” “It’s not surprising to see SimpliVity listed as a leader in hyperconverged infrastructure; it’s something we’ve known for a long time. As soon as I saw the first SimpliVity demo, I knew they were doing something revolutionary,” said Ray DeCrescente, CTO, Capital Region Orthopedics Group. “We were really looking for a solution that would improve our disaster recovery, data protection, and business continuity capabilities. We evaluated multiple vendors and solutions before finding that SimpliVity could reliably run all our mission-critical healthcare applications, give us an improved disaster recovery posture, and would help to modernise and advance the performance of our PACS application. I believe SimpliVity is unlike anything else on the hyperconverged market, and feel this report signals that firms like Forrester agree.” Download a complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave: Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), Q3 2016 report [link].Resources Read the blog about SimpliVity’s evaluation by Forrester Follow SimpliVity on our corporate blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Google+ About SimpliVity Founded with a mission to simplify IT, SimpliVity is a pioneer in the hyperconverged infrastructure market, disrupting the status quo of complex and cumbersome legacy IT systems. SimpliVity’s hyperconverged IT platform delivers enterprise-class performance and availability that today’s IT leaders require, with the cloud economics their business demands. No other company has taken on the mega task of assimilating all IT elements below the hypervisor (8 to 12 disparate functions) into a simple 2U building block of x86 shareable resources to deliver unmatched IT simplicity, operational efficiency, and 3x TCO savings. The company’s unique data virtualisation architecture improves performance, protection and data efficiency, while also enabling global unified management from a single console. SimpliVity has revolutionised IT systems for hundreds of enterprises around the world. Headquartered in Westborough, Mass., the company has raised $276 million in venture capital and employs about 750 worldwide. SimpliVity’s business model is 100 percent indirect, and its solutions and professional services are available worldwide through its network of resellers and distributors. For more information, visit http://www.simplivity.com.  Media Contacts Amanda Conroy Espresso Communicationsamanda@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 +61 422 472 883   Amy Rathbone Espresso Communicationsamy@espressocomms.com.au +61 2 8016 2200 +61 423 230 244  ® 2016, SimpliVity. All rights reserved. Information described herein is furnished for informational use only, is subject to change without notice. SimpliVity, the SimpliVity logo, OmniCube, OmniStack, and Data Virtualization Platform are trademarks or registered trademarks of SimpliVity Corporation in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Real Cyber Crime Stories, real life results, real cases, real dangers, real advice, real trends and warnings PR available for the media on request 2016-08-12T15:12:07Z real-cyber-crime-stories-real-life-results-real-cases-real-dangers-real-advice-real-trends-and-warnings-pr-available-for-the-media-on-request Hi, I'm Simon Smith. I am a Computer Forensics Cyber Investigator, and Certified Expert Witness. I give forensic evidence in court and am a private investigator, ethical hacker and expert in Digital Forensics. I have essentially predicted "Cybergeddon" and have solved some of Australia's largest Cyber Crimes that ACORN and the Police and prior High Tech Crime Commission could not solve for many years. I specialise in Computer Forensics and essentially can reverse engineer any software, and have a very active view on how Australia and the Police are "behind the 8 ball". I am a Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator and hold almost 100 Qualifications, and have been programming since 11 years old. My websites outline my background. I have solved multiple million dollar SCAMS, and caught cyber-stalkers that were 7 people in 1, worked on major defamation cases and revealed to Channel 7 and Channel 9 expert information pertaining to consumer risks involving digital pickpocketing of credit cards using RFID, NFC and EMV using standard Android programming, and also Cyber-bullying for Today Tonight. I tought advanced programming over 16 years ago at Swinburne Uni, was the top 2% in Information Systems in Australia in VCE and was instantly snapped up from school as a Systems Analyst Programmer and have built and worked for 7 digit businesses. I don't rely on software to conduct my investigations, I make it. My sites say more than enough! https://www.evestigator.com.au http://www.cybersecurity.com.au https://www.youtube.com/embed/1sC58Y2qumI?hd=0&rel=0&autohide=1&showinfo=0&hd=1&loop=1 http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2016/08/10/simple-attack-abs-bungled-census/ http://www.evestigator.com.au/CYBERCRIME-WARNING--PRESS-RELEASE-POKEMON-DANGER-DECISION-BY-27-JULY-16.pdf http://thenewdaily.com.au/life/2016/04/18/iphone-life-expectancy/ http://newcastle-australia.cracker.com.au/LegalServices/evestigator-simon-smith-australias-top-computer-forensic-expert-witness-and-investigator/18059269 Direct: 0410 643 121 eVestigator, Australia's most sought after Digital Forensics Investigator, Cyber Security Specialist, Expert Court Witness, Advocate, Mediator, FDRP (As featured on Today Tonight and the Today Show) Simon Smith t/as eVestigator has over 20 years experience as a Master Computer Programmer and University lecturer dating back over 16 years in advanced computer programming and for the last six years has been utilised as a Digital Forensic Expert Witness and Private/Factual Investigator, as well as an Expert Cyber Security Investigator and Auditor and Data Recovery Expert. He is also a Cyber Security Analyst, Mobile App-Store Developer and a Computer Systems Source Code Auditor and Reverse Engineer - and often called as an Expert Witness for the Courts. Simon offers a vast range of Specialist Investigative and IT services. Renowned in Australia as Today Tonight's Cyber-bullying Expert, he is a Cyber-Crime Investigator, with experience in Insurance Risk Analyst, Data Loss/Prevention, Online/Offline Fraud, Intellectual Property, eDiscovery / Due Diligence and an Education Industry Expert. He has created some of Australia's largest Australian education institutes worth millions of dollars and has changed industries with his innovations. His work stems from his excellence as a computer programmer since an 11 year old boy - an enthusiast turned genius, being in the top 3% of the country in the Year 12 Common Assessment Task exams. Being highly sought, although he attempted a programming course at Deakin - he ended up teaching the Professor and tutoring others, and landed himself a lecturing position at Swinburne University sessionally and was hand picked straight into a Analyst Programming position working with Corporate giants, immediately finding security glitches in high end financial applications which drew his attention to cyber-security. He however climbed the ranks through the entire chain of IT roles as a programmer, ultimately in control of all levels of IT - support, networking, security, installation, testing, customer liaison, turning business requirements into actual project plans and essentially solely performing the entire SDLC himself and/or working with the other organisation to instruct them through what he needed. He soon outgrew these positions and opened up his own major international businesses programming pocket PC's and devices for Microsoft, Apple, RealOne, and later became not just an Applications and security expert, but an expert with the addition of the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac, Java, Windows CE/Nokia Computer Forensics & Data Recovery. From his young background from ground up he was capable of reverse engineering and ethical hacking, had created software patents and invented his own customised protocols even from the age of 13 years old. He had written web, ftp, smtp and custom encrypted servers from as young as 16. Now at 36, he is a Windows Certified Programmer, Family/Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP, ADRP), Nationally Accredited Mediator (NAM), Ethical Hacking/Reverse Engineering Expert, Licensed Private Investigator specialising in Cyber and IT facts, Corruption Investigator, Surveillance/Bug Detector, Litigation Support. He is highly qualified, experienced, and offers fast and cost effective in/out of court outcomes, complimented by his Cth. Appointment in Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Education industry, Counselling, and work as a Grief and Trauma course writer. He is also an accredited Grad. Dip trainer of Barristers, Lawyers and Psychologists in Family Law Dispute Resolution. He holds several Post-graduate Qualifications many covering innovation, security and digital education. He now concentrates as an Expert Witness in the very rare field of Cyber Forensics and is an expert in catching Cyber Stalkers and White Collar Cyber-crime and has succeeded in cases where even the High-tech police divisions have not been able to assist. He has been able to locate offenders without any trace of an IP address and shorten litigation due to his extensive knowledge. He is an asset Pre, Post and during Litigation. Posted: Friday, 12 August 2016, 3:26 PM Reply Enlarge Picture Enlarge Picture Enlarge Picture Enlarge Picture Enlarge Picture Enlarge Picture http://www.evestigator.com.au http://www.forensicinvestigator.com.au http://www.courtexpertwitness.com.au http://www.cyberinvestigator.com.au http://www.cyberblog.com.au http://www.evestigatorreviews.com.au eVestigator issues urgent press release warning the public of Cyber Security dangers of Augmented Reality eVestigator® Simon Smith is invited to Channel 9's the 'Today Show' to discuss Cyber Pickpocketing Direct: 0410 643 121 eVestigator, Australia's most sought after Digital Forensics Investigator, Cyber Security Specialist, Expert Court Witness, Advocate, Mediator, FDRP (As featured on Today Tonight and the Today Show) Simon Smith t/as eVestigator has over 20 years experience as a Master Computer Programmer and University lecturer dating back over 16 years in advanced computer programming and for the last six years has been utilised as a Digital Forensic Expert Witness and Private/Factual Investigator, as well as an Expert Cyber Security Investigator and Auditor and Data Recovery Expert. He is also a Cyber Security Analyst, Mobile App-Store Developer and a Computer Systems Source Code Auditor and Reverse Engineer - and often called as an Expert Witness for the Courts. Simon offers a vast range of Specialist Investigative and IT services. Renowned in Australia as Today Tonight's Cyber-bullying Expert, he is a Cyber-Crime Investigator, with experience in Insurance Risk Analyst, Data Loss/Prevention, Online/Offline Fraud, Intellectual Property, eDiscovery / Due Diligence and an Education Industry Expert. He has created some of Australia's largest Australian education institutes worth millions of dollars and has changed industries with his innovations. His work stems from his excellence as a computer programmer since an 11 year old boy - an enthusiast turned genius, being in the top 3% of the country in the Year 12 Common Assessment Task exams. Being highly sought, although he attempted a programming course at Deakin - he ended up teaching the Professor and tutoring others, and landed himself a lecturing position at Swinburne University sessionally and was hand picked straight into a Analyst Programming position working with Corporate giants, immediately finding security glitches in high end financial applications which drew his attention to cyber-security. He however climbed the ranks through the entire chain of IT roles as a programmer, ultimately in control of all levels of IT - support, networking, security, installation, testing, customer liaison, turning business requirements into actual project plans and essentially solely performing the entire SDLC himself and/or working with the other organisation to instruct them through what he needed. He soon outgrew these positions and opened up his own major international businesses programming pocket PC's and devices for Microsoft, Apple, RealOne, and later became not just an Applications and security expert, but an expert with the addition of the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac, Java, Windows CE/Nokia Computer Forensics & Data Recovery. From his young background from ground up he was capable of reverse engineering and ethical hacking, had created software patents and invented his own customised protocols even from the age of 13 years old. He had written web, ftp, smtp and custom encrypted servers from as young as 16. Now at 36, he is a Windows Certified Programmer, Family/Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP, ADRP), Nationally Accredited Mediator (NAM), Ethical Hacking/Reverse Engineering Expert, Licensed Private Investigator specialising in Cyber and IT facts, Corruption Investigator, Surveillance/Bug Detector, Litigation Support. He is highly qualified, experienced, and offers fast and cost effective in/out of court outcomes, complimented by his Cth. Appointment in Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Education industry, Counselling, and work as a Grief and Trauma course writer. He is also an accredited Grad. Dip trainer of Barristers, Lawyers and Psychologists in Family Law Dispute Resolution. He holds several Post-graduate Qualifications many covering innovation, security and digital education. He now concentrates as an Expert Witness in the very rare field of Cyber Forensics and is an expert in catching Cyber Stalkers and White Collar Cyber-crime and has succeeded in cases where even the High-tech police divisions have not been able to assist. He has been able to locate offenders without any trace of an IP address and shorten litigation due to his extensive knowledge. He is an asset Pre, Post and during Litigation. 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