The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-09-20T00:14:54Z HCL Technologies and Cricket Australia Conclude TechJam’21; Solutions to Empower Game Experience With New Digital Innovations 2021-09-20T00:14:54Z hcl-technologies-and-cricket-australia-conclude-techjam-21-solutions-to-empower-game-experience-with-new-digital-innovations SYDNEY and NOIDA, INDIA, Sept. 20 2021, – HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, alongside Cricket Australia as its official digital transformation partner, announced the winners of the 2021 TechJam #InspiredByHCL, who will be awarded from a $40,000 prize pool. TechJam is a global collaboration platform to crowdsource technology-led solutions that push the boundaries of innovation in cricket and inspire exceptional experiences for the Australian and global cricket community. HCL and CA collaborated with Microsoft to support participants with Azure as a platform sandbox while leveraging technology as a means to unite and encourage the passion for cricket. The HCL-Cricket Australia TechJam winners are: Winner: Cricket Carnival - For breaking down the complex game into its basic elements and using local initiatives to rejuvenate people's engagement with the game. First runner-up: Ludimos - For making learning cricket a fun and interactive experience while boosting coaching efficiency by using world’s first AI-powered video analysis platform with smart coaching tools, and tracking tools with online access to top coaches. Second runner-up: Crickey Cricket - For creating a unique fan experience by combining blockchain and non-fungible tokens as collectibles, data analytics and modelling. Challenge Track Winners:Spolib - Your Personal Training Companion - For creating a digital marketplace to connect athletes and coaches in a structured, trusted and always available manner Switch n Swift - For designing a prototype of a system that will automatically cover the entire field whenever it rains AI driven video analytics for player performance tracking - For using an AI-based approach to correlate outcomes like batting effectiveness, timing and stroke quality, to measurable technical inputs such as body posture, foot movement, balance and weight transfer. Cricket Answers for Self Service Data Analytics - For demonstrating how taking best of breed technologies will enable, empower and engage cricket fans. Finalists presented live via tele-pitch to a panel of experts and industry leaders from HCL, Cricket Australia, Microsoft and other eminent institutions and industry partners, such as the State Government of Victoria, the University of Cambridge and Macquarie University. “Focusing on how digital solutions can help us to truly understand and engage the cricket community is integral to creating memorable experiences and ramping up game performance,” Mike Osborne, Cricket Australia’s General Manager of Technology, said. “We’re thrilled to see how data-led insights and digital methodologies can act as a multiplier of fans’, community’s and players’ love of the game.” “The HCL and Cricket Australia partnership has magnified opportunities for technology to play a more pivotal role in enhancing Cricket nationally and globally,” said Michael Horton, Executive Vice President & Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand, HCL Technologies. “We look forward to continuing to exemplify how digital transformation can uplift fan engagement and player performance in exciting new ways through our collaborative efforts.” The winning solutions have the potential to be implemented into Cricket Australia’s ecosystem, fast-tracking technology’s impact on the sport. The TechJam demonstrates innovative digital solutions that are crucial to advancing the game of Cricket for its fans, players or community engagement. For more information, please visit https://www.hcltech.com/hcl-cricket-australia-techjam For further details, please contact: HCL Technologies Meenakshi Benjwal, Americas meenakshi.benjwal@hcl.com Dipshikha Bhattacharyya, EMEA dipshikha.bhatt@hcl.com Devneeta Pahuja, India and APAC devneeta.p@hcl.com Barco Expands Its Laser Portfolio With Two RGB Projectors 2021-09-15T04:58:47Z barco-expands-its-laser-portfolio-with-two-rgb-projectors Sydney, 15 September 2021 - Barco, the global technology manufacturer and visualisation innovator, has expanded its laser projection portfolio with two new state-of-the-art RGB projectors. Designed to enable impactful experiences in the Australian and New Zealand theme park industry, the XDM and XDX feature stunning Rec. 2020 colours, native 4K resolution and remarkable performances.From Hollywood to Theme Parks“With the XDM and XDX projectors, we have leveraged the strengths of our market-leading cinema projectors, to bring the same advanced colour performances and Hollywood-worthy visuals to theme parks and other entertainment venues,” explains Ta Loong Gan, Vice President, Immersive Experience, APAC and Managing Director, Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Barco. The RGB laser light source enables a wider colour gamut, making the latest additions to the Barco portfolio ideally suited to those applications where exceptional image fidelity and extra colour punch is needed to showcase the specialised Rec. 2020 content. In addition, the projectors make full use of evolving standards around High Frame Rate (HFR) and High Dynamic Range (HDR) that become more and more popular within the content creation community. In addition, with Barco’s patent pending ColorgenicTM technique, the XDM and XDX maintain their high brightness levels even when showing Rec. 2020 content.Cost-saving design, a smart investment Built with the accumulated know-how of the demanding performance and service criteria of both the cinema and live events industry, the Barco XDM and XDX projectors support the priorities of the location-based entertainment venue owners and operators. They provide unequalled consistency and accuracy over a long period of time with minimal maintenance interventions. Thanks to the choice of high-quality components and superior chassis design, including optimised cooling, laser lifetime of up to 40,000 hours can be achieved. Sealed optics and complete next-level modularity, even down to the individual laser plates within the light source itself, enable unrivaled projector uptime.Just like Barco’s UDM and UDX projectors, the new portfolio members can be managed through Barco’s cloud-based Projector Management Platform with remote health condition monitoring, targeting 24/7 uptime and increasing the reliability of the installation. The XDM and XDX are engineered with a flexibility that supports an improved ROI. They offer a wide range of lens options including a total of fourteen high-brightness and five high-contrast variants with ratios ranging from an ultra-short throw 0.38:1 to a long throw 11:1. Sustainable engineering When it comes to Barco’s continuous eco-conscious efforts in the manufacturing of more sustainable products, the XDM and XDX are no exception. The projectors’ durable design, smart material choices and industry-leading energy efficiency has resulted in an A-score within the Barco Eco Product label for both projectors based on the company’s ISO14021 compliant eco-scoring methodology. Ta Loong Gan added, “Barco projectors have been game-changers in laser projection across the Asia Pacific region enabling cinemas, event organisers and museum owners to make the impossible possible. The new XDM and XDX will continue that tradition. For planetariums, dark rides and immersive destinations of all kinds, the XDM and XDX will help create those immersive experiences and engaging moments that keep visitors coming back for more.” Learn about projection mapping trends in Asia Pacific and how Barco builds ‘unforgettable experiences’ with our technology ecosystem in the upcoming webinar on 22 September 2021. Click here for more registration details: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_reA34keJQBSNH3B4PIj8ng About BarcoBarco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualisation and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting, classroom and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2020, we realised sales of 770 million euro. We have a global team of 3,300 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 461 granted patents. For more information, visit us on www.barco.com, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), or like us on Facebook (Barco).© Copyright 2021 by BarcoENDS HCL Technologies and Finastra Expand Partnership to Drive Financial Transformation in South Korea and Taiwan 2021-09-15T04:52:29Z hcl-technologies-and-finastra-expand-partnership-to-drive-financial-transformation-in-south-korea-and-taiwan LONDON and NOIDA, INDIA, Sept. 15, 2021: HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company and Finastra, the largest pure-play software vendor that serves the entire financial services industry, have expanded their partnership to drive digital transformation across South Korea and Taiwan. As part of the engagement, HCL will use its next-generation digital transformation and service capabilities to bring two of Finastra’s strategic products, Fusion Cash Management and Fusion Summit, to the financial services ecosystem in the region. Fusion Cash Management powers the digital corporate banking experience for financial institutions around the world while Fusion Summit offers a functionally rich core trading solution for capital markets.   “Expanding our association with HCL will bring substantial benefits for financial services institutions in South Korea and Taiwan, which are looking to take the next technological step in cash management and capital markets,” said Denise Parker, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Partners and Ecosystem, Finastra. “This partnership is not only a testament to HCL’s strong relationship with Finastra, but also to its growing presence in South Korea and Taiwan,” said Sanjay Gupta, Corporate Vice President, HCL Technologies. “Finastra’s strategic solutions coupled with HCL’s deep industry experience, will help institutions adapt and succeed in the changing ecosystem. This partnership will help HCL further accelerate its strategic presence in South Korea and Taiwan while strengthening its long-standing relationship with Finastra.” About HCL Technologies HCL Technologies (HCL) empowers global enterprises with technology for the next decade, today. HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 strategy, based on its deep-domain industry expertise, client-centricity and entrepreneurial culture of Ideapreneurship™, enables businesses to transform into next-gen enterprises.   HCL offers its services and products through three business units: IT and Business Services (ITBS), Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) and Products & Platforms (P&P). ITBS enables global enterprises to transform their businesses through offerings in the areas of applications, infrastructure, digital process operations and next-generation digital transformation solutions. ERS offers engineering services and solutions in all aspects of product development and platform engineering. P&P provides modernized software products to global clients for their technology and industry-specific requirements. Through its cutting-edge co-innovation labs, global delivery capabilities and broad global network, HCL delivers holistic services in various industry verticals, including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Technology and Services, Telecom and Media, Retail and CPG, Life Sciences and health care and Public Services.   As a leading global technology company, HCL takes pride in its diversity, social responsibility, sustainability and education initiatives. For the 12 months ended June 30, 2021, HCL had consolidated revenue of $10.54 billion. Its more than 175,000 Ideapreneurs operate out of 50 countries. For more information, visit www.hcltech.com   About Finastra Finastra is building an open platform that accelerates collaboration and innovation in financial services, creating better experiences for people, businesses and communities. Supported by the broadest and deepest portfolio of financial services software, Finastra delivers this vitally important technology to financial institutions of all sizes across the globe, including 90 of the world’s top100 banks. Our open architecture approach brings together a number of partners and innovators. Together we are leading the way in which applications are written, deployed and consumed in financial services to evolve with the changing needs of customers. Learn more at www.finastra.com Forward–looking Statement Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. 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For further details, please contact: HCL Technologies   Meenakshi Benjwal, Americas meenakshi.benjwal@hcl.com    Dipshikha Bhattacharyya, EMEA dipshikha.bhatt@hcl.com   Devneeta Pahuja, India and APAC devneeta.p@hcl.com   For further details, please contact: Finastra   Benjamin Jun Tai, APAC benjamin.juntai@finastra.com       Qualys Introduces Zero-Touch Patching for Proactive Vulnerability Remediation 2021-09-14T22:00:00Z qualys-introduces-zero-touch-patching-for-proactive-vulnerability-remediation SYDNEY, Australia – September 15, 2021 - Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, today announced it is integrating zero-touch patching capabilities into Qualys Patch Management. Zero-Touch Patch ensures that companies’ endpoints and servers are proactively updated as soon as patches are available, reducing their overall attack surface.Most vulnerability remediation involves multiple teams and processes – first, a scanning tool identifies vulnerabilities, and then they are passed to the patching team for remediation. This is a pain point for organisations and leads to extra resources, costs and longer exposure times. A lack of alignment between vulnerability and patch processes and the manual efforts required for vulnerability remediation are among the key causes of delayed patching. "Qualys Patch Management helps us quickly patch remote systems based on vulnerability-driven priorities without the need for a VPN," said Surendra Nemani, Head – Security Engineering at Infosys. "What's exciting about the new zero-touch capabilities is the support for third-party apps like Microsoft, Adobe and various browsers. The automation allows us to set up patching in advance, matching patch correlation to prioritised vulnerabilities without the need for the typical back and forth between security and IT teams. It has empowered our platform teams and improved our patch governance efforts. We chose Qualys Patch Management as it is natively integrated into Qualys VMDR and allows cross-platform remediation."“Endpoint security needs to concentrate on taking intelligence from detection and response workflows for better prevention, and Qualys is uniquely positioned to leverage both vulnerability and threat intelligence insights in its patching solution,” said Chris Kissel, research director in IDC's Security & Trust Products Group. “Cleverly, Qualys’ approach of taking patch remediation a step further with the addition of zero-touch automation eliminates non-caustic threats like always patching Chrome or iTunes. It is a welcome addition that helps companies reduce their attack surface while also freeing up IT and Security resources to focus on more strategic areas.” Qualys Patch Management leverages the Qualys Cloud Platform and Cloud Agents to help IT and security teams quickly and efficiently remediate vulnerabilities and patch systems. New intelligent automation allows prioritisation of vulnerabilities based on threat indicators such as ransomware, matching of prioritised vulnerabilities with known patches, and a zero-touch “set and forget” feature to proactively patch devices and applications per predefined policies – leading to increased productivity. For example, an organisation can create a policy to keep Adobe Reader software always patched on all employee laptops. The new capabilities enable organisations to:Reduce the Risk From Threats Like Ransomware Qualys Zero-Touch Patch intelligently identifies and automatically deploys the proper patches and configuration changes required for remediating vulnerabilities. Next, it leverages Qualys VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) to prioritise them based on real-time threat indicators such as ransomware, active attacks, exploitability or lateral movement to help organisations reduce cyber risk.Accelerate Vulnerability SLA ComplianceThe application of patches for compliance is automated to help security teams align with regulatory and internal security policies. By identifying the riskiest products in the environment, organisations can focus automation efforts on those that introduce the most vulnerabilities. In addition, the quick application of low operational risk patches also reduces the overall time to remediation improving vulnerability SLAs. Lower Cost and ComplexityEndpoints are quickly and consistently patched, via the cloud, without the need for manual intervention and regardless of their location or connection to a corporate network reducing the cost of securing a prominent vector of attack. Eliminating the need to go over VPN for patching can be a significant cost saving.Qualys Patch Management with Zero-Touch Automation“With cyberattack volume growing exponentially, integrating automation into your cybersecurity arsenal has moved from a nice to have to a must have,” said Sumedh Thakar, president and CEO of Qualys. “As organisations implement zero-trust security frameworks, the ability to automate patching so they can better trust assets becomes a foundational aspect of their cyber defense strategy.”Availability Qualys Zero-Touch Patch will be available in October as part of Qualys Patch Management app. If you would like to sign up for the free Patch Management trial, visit qualys.com/patch-management-free-trial.Additional Resources Read the Zero-Touch Patch blogView the Zero-Touch Patch videoSign-up for the Zero-Touch Patch webinar Learn about Qualys Patch ManagementFollow Qualys on LinkedIn and Twitter About Qualys Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS) is a pioneer and leading provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions with over 19,000 active customers in more than 130 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. Qualys helps organisations streamline and consolidate their security and compliance solutions in a single platform and build security into digital transformation initiatives for greater agility, better business outcomes, and substantial cost savings. The Qualys Cloud Platform and its integrated Cloud Apps deliver businesses critical security intelligence continuously, enabling them to automate the full spectrum of auditing, compliance, and protection for IT systems and web applications across on premises, endpoints, cloud, containers, and mobile environments. Founded in 1999 as one of the first SaaS security companies, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and the Google Cloud Platform, and managed service providers and consulting organisations including Accenture, BT, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Deutsche Telekom, DXC Technology, Fujitsu, HCL Technologies, IBM, Infosys, NTT, Optiv, SecureWorks, Tata Communications, Verizon and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance. For more information, please visit www.qualys.com. Qualys and the Qualys logo are proprietary trademarks of Qualys, Inc. All other products or names may be trademarks of their respective companies. Media Contact: Antoinette GeorgopoulosEinsteinz Communicationsantoinette@einsteinz.com.au Nexon Asia Pacific strengthens its customer experience management solutions and capabilities with the recent acquisition of Veridian Solutions. 2021-09-12T23:28:39Z nexon-asia-pacific-strengthens-its-customer-experience-management-solutions-and-capabilities-with-the-recent-acquisition-of-veridian-solutions SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Monday 13th September 2021 – Nexon Asia Pacific (Nexon) announces today the acquisition of Veridian Solutions, a provider delivering integrated customer engagement and unified communications solutions to mid-market and enterprise customers across Australia. Veridian’s rich experience and expertise working with complex, integrated environments augment Nexon’s contact centre and unified communications offering to deliver a comprehensive suite of customer experience management services across any cloud. “Veridian’s strong system integrator capabilities will strengthen our proposition, supporting our customer's end-to-end digital transformation initiatives,” said Barry Assaf, Nexon Asia Pacific CEO. “Our services are continuously evolving to meet customer needs and to reduce the complexities our customers face with platform integration and adoption of digital technologies. Veridian Solutions strengthens our ability to deliver seamless experiences across the omnichannel with strong expertise in AI-driven capabilities, automation, workforce engagement management, and custom developed solutions” added Mr. Assaf Veridian has developed a range of sophisticated and easy-to-use tools to manage contact centre platforms enabling faster and accurate system configuration, advanced reporting, and integration supporting call recording, virtual hold, and workforce management. “Veridian’s rich experience servicing some of Australia’s largest contact centre organisations, investment in innovation, dual-carrier partnerships, and 24/7 support model will expand Nexon’s unified communications and collaboration offering and capabilities. Also, their recent investment in a dedicated cyber security practice complements the rest of Nexon’s managed security services offering,” said Mr. Assaf. “We are excited to unlock the full potential the two organisations offer by coming together. Our combined capabilities will provide both our customers and staff more value and opportunity across a suite of end-to-end managed services that we don't offer today,” said Jason Hewett General Manager at Veridian Solutions. “Together we will help our clients accelerate and secure transformation across any cloud, powering intelligent operations, optimisation, and conversations across their organisation” added Jason Hewett. This announcement comes just after a series of acquisitions made by Nexon including CSA and Equate technologies demonstrating the organisation's commitment to evolving its service portfolio while delivering integrated, managed, and end-to-end technology solutions. ABOUT NEXON ASIA PACIFIC Since 2000, Nexon has been helping business leaders to connect with innovative technology in productive and efficient ways to meet business outcomes. Nexon delivers cutting-edge, boundary-pushing interconnected solutions that enable businesses to run more efficiently, create better user experiences, and explore bigger and better opportunities. ABOUT VERIDIAN SOLUTIONS At Veridian Solutions, we have a trusted reputation for providing quick and efficient support to our customers. With a strong network of staff across our offices in Australia and the UK, businesses consistently choose to work with Veridian Solutions for our expertise and experience working with complex, integrated environments and delivering results for our customers. We understand the critical value of providing world-class integrated customer engagement and unified communication solutions that offer operational value, business process, and interaction management optimisation to our clients, while protecting their business from emerging threats. We listen to our customers, provide authentic, honest advice based on hard-won experience, and we do what we say we’ll do. Our expanded services encompass broader business functions including IT security. getNEXT Partners with M-Files to Enrich its Productivity Solutions 2021-09-12T21:21:56Z getnext-partners-with-m-files-to-enrich-its-productivity-solutions MELBOURNE, Australia - September 13, 2021 - M-Files Corporation, the intelligent information management company, today announced a partnership with getNEXT Pty Ltd, a technology consulting company specialising in productivity and collaboration solutions, for cloud transformation. The partnership will enable both companies to enrich the value they bring to businesses worldwide. getNEXT enables companies to achieve productivity through products that align to business needs. Using cloud solutions to create cost-effective business solutions, to organise content, workflow and enhance operational efficiency, getNEXT offers Salesforce products integrated with M-Files aimed at providing a complete document management CRM experience. "Our company will benefit from the M-Files next-generation intelligent information management platform," stated Lee Silverman, CEO, getNEXT. "We have robust business partnerships with some of the globe’s leading technology companies, including AWS, Microsoft, and Salesforce. Adding M-Files to our technology stack makes great sense. There's synergy with the M-Files for Salesforce CRM integration offering, allowing our customers to bring their daily content and business data together into one common view, even when their staff are working remotely and no matter where the content is stored – network folders, SharePoint sites, business systems or other repositories. That's powerful." "M-Files offers a smarter way to work by delivering connected content and intelligent automation”, said Scott Erickson, senior vice president, worldwide channel sales, M-Files. "getNEXT brings its seasoned consulting expertise and solid understanding of customer needs to the partnership in our joint effort to help Australia's most innovative businesses thrive. Our complementary offerings will enable customers we have in common to be more efficient while at the same time reduce costs and improve how they do business in the digital, work-from-anywhere world."    For more information on M-Files Intelligent Information Management visit: https://www.m-files.com/products/intelligent-information-management  Schedule an M-Files product demo: https://www.m-files.com/demo  About getNEXT getNEXT is an Australian consulting and technology provider. With extensive experience in system and application evaluation as well as forward-looking technology analysis for industry best practice, getNEXT specialises in the design, build and support of Cloud solutions including Cloud Services, SD-WAN networks, and Security management.  getNEXT develops a wide range of business-specific applications with technical and business consulting, delivering solutions for maximising productivity to simplify and facilitate collaboration, and state-of-the-art security and Cloud transformation. getNEXT's philosophy is to create cost-effective solutions with secure communications and computing for all of our clients' needs. We transition on-premises Infrastructure to the Cloud and we increase Security and Business Continuity in the process. We focus on business outcomes, not technology solutions alone. Website: https://getnext.com.au Contact: sales@getnext.com.au About M-Files M-Files’ AI-powered intelligent information management solution connects all documents and information, across every platform and repository, then analyses them to place them in context. This makes it possible to serve up the right information to the right people right when they need it—and automate information-driven business processes—while maintaining complete control and compliance. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries (including NBC Universal, OMV, SAS Institute, and ThyssenKrupp) use M-Files to manage their business information and processes—and give their employees A Smarter Way to Work. For more information, visit www.m-files.com. M-Files is a registered trademark of M-Files Corporation. All other registered trademarks belong to their respective owners. Website: https://www.m-files.com Contact: maricel.abraham@m-files.com  Zimrii Launches its Music Fan Engagement Platform 2021-09-10T05:54:14Z zimrii-launches-its-music-fan-engagement-platform SYDNEY, September 13 2021 – Zimrii has announced the release of its innovative platform empowering music artists to promote their music through blockchain technology. Zimrii’s platform empowers musicians to develop and sustain their careers on their terms and grow their global brand.   Since big players dominate the music industry, many musicians fail to make substantial revenues from the current streaming model. A new music economy is needed to help smaller artists get more value for their music. The Zimrii Music and Fan Engagement platform is built to help musicians generate a loyal following and foster deeper relationships with fans.   “The Zimrii Music Fan engagement platform marks a successful milestone in our vision to empower musicians and artists gain loyal and engaged fans, develop alternative streams of revenue to achieve global commercial success,” says Zimrii CEO Mo Jalloh. “With Zimrii, we hope to create more of a level playing field for musicians and help them to succeed”   The platform features a range of exciting tools which enable artists to cultivate a unique fan experience. With Zimrii, musicians can promote their music through a tradeable brand token. They can also use their artist music tokens to offer fans rewards such as online gigs, merchandise, and downloads.   The Zimrii artist token exchange allows global music lovers to support their preferred artists by investing in their tokens and get access to unique collectibles      About Zimrii  Zimrii Music is an innovative music platform, built to empower musicians to promote their music through blockchain technology. By focusing on the tokenisation aspects of blockchain, Zimrii hopes to develop alternative streams of revenue and alternative engagement models for music artists. Learn more at zimrii.com   HCL Technologies Recognized as a Leader in Worldwide AI Services by IDC MarketScape 2021-09-10T01:04:03Z hcl-technologies-recognized-as-a-leader-in-worldwide-ai-services-by-idc-marketscape HCL Technologies (HCL) a leading global technology company, has been positioned as a leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Artificial Intelligence (AI) Services 2021 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US46741921, May 2021). HCL has been recognized for its expertise in machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and conversational AI, and for supporting data platforms and visualizations to create a variety of industry-specific use cases. HCL positions its AI services to enable clients to create leading-edge competencies and become future-forward digital enterprises with a strategy to enhance both customer and employee experiences, according to IDC MarketScape. HCL’s data-led transformation, bias-free AI, persona-based and human-centric problem-solving and change management have also been recognized in the report. HCL has developed an array of service offerings, frameworks and tools to accelerate AI adoption augmented by EXACTO™ and DRYiCE™ suite of AI products and platforms and technology partner ecosystems. HCL’s end-to-end lifecycle of AI services portfolio and enterprise strategies around client retention, innovation and R&D ultimately increase revenue and employee skills and lead to success in AI services. The IDC MarketScape study included 19 AI services providers with vendors evaluated using a rigorous methodology focusing on their current capabilities, future strategies, and interviews with market leaders and end-users. Click here to read the report: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Services Vendor Assessment 2021. About IDC MarketScape: IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.   For further details, please contact: HCL Technologies   Meenakshi Benjwal, Americas meenakshi.benjwal@hcl.com    Dipshikha Bhattacharyya, EMEA dipshikha.bhatt@hcl.com   Devneeta Pahuja, India and APAC devneeta.p@hcl.com   Industrial solution distributor Logic, Inc. accelerates digital capabilities with Reekoh integration suite. 2021-09-09T01:36:52Z industrial-solution-distributor-logic-inc-accelerates-digital-capabilities-with-reekoh-integration-suite Brisbane AU and Kansas, US – 9th September 2021: Logic, Inc., the high-tech distributor of industrial hardware and software products has partnered with industrial integration specialists Reekoh to bring new integrated digital solutions to the US midwestern market. The partnership will see Logic, Inc. sell and support digital solutions using Reekoh’s full integration suite of products to solve business challenges for customers using converged operational and business data. Implementation of these solutions will come through their existing channel of system integration partners, supported by Reekoh.  Logic, Inc. is currently undergoing sales and technical enablement training to build an in-house capability for positioning and designing integrated OT/IT solutions and have a number of staff undergoing Reekoh’s technical certification. Logic, Inc. has already achieved early success in using Reekoh for solutions with one of their manufacturing customers looking to achieve more efficiencies by using data from their existing SCADA and historian systems (AVEVA System Platform and Insight) to drive automated business workflows found in their ERP systems (SAP). These solutions were delivered initially by Reekoh’s services team and were able to achieve overall operational and cost efficiencies for the end customer in a matter of weeks, allowing for risk and value assessments to be made quickly before embarking on scaling out the solution to other sites, or tackling new opportunities for optimization with an established digital foundation. As a leader in industrial automation for 40 years, Logic, Inc. is very familiar with the range of operational technologies that exist in customer factories, plants, and sites. With the Reekoh product suite, including hybrid integration platform capabilities from the Edge (on-premise) through to Enterprise IT applications and cloud, Logic, Inc. now has the capacity to solve complex data challenges using customers’ existing technologies that can deliver tangible results in days or weeks. “We are excited that Reekoh has such a straightforward method to deal with our customers complicated data issues. We look forward to rolling Reekoh’s agile integration platform out in the Midwest that both end users and systems integrators are going to appreciate,” said Dave VanLandingham, President at Logic, Inc. Reekoh’s Chief Commercial Officer Steve Terry, currently based in Houston TX, explained that one of the most important aspects to Logic Inc. working with Reekoh was the ability to unlock new annuity revenue streams as they looked to scale new services to new and existing customers. “The business model for industrial software and OT system integrators is changing, and new opportunities are developing quickly for those who are enabled with the right set of tools and skills. We believe that by bringing Reekoh into the middle of OT/IT data solutions, Logic, Inc. will rapidly bring to market new offers and capabilities that will see them grow existing and new business.” Reekoh’s expansion into the US through partners such as Logic, Inc. has been rapidly gathering speed since landing in Houston in July. The value proposition of solving long-standing industrial data integration problems through an agile and repeatable approach, combined with a subscription model that reduces up-front cost for customers and builds annuity revenue for partners, is a winning formula for a market that's widely embarking on digital transformation projects. Reekoh is already scaling up sales and technical enablement capability to meet this demand and beginning to identify key US roles for a recruitment drive later this year. -- End -- About Reekoh Reekoh empowers enterprises across a wide range of industry segments (Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Energy and more) with capabilities to reduce complexity, remove barriers and accelerate time-to-value in their IIoT and enterprise data-driven solutions and digital transformation programs. Reekoh’s Industrial IoT Integration Cloud is an award-winning agile integration platform and toolkit for delivering agile, low-code integration between all physical (OT, IoT, IIoT) and digital assets (IT). For more details visit reekoh.com   About Logic Inc.For four decades, Logic, Inc. leads in the automation industry as a regional high-tech distributor of industrial hardware and software products. They do this through lengthy relationships with best-of-breed vendors advocating quality, price, and delivery to ensure that customers have reliable solutions where and when they need it. For more details visit www.logic-control.com/ Hitachi Vantara Australia & New Zealand Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in Data Centre Virtualisation 2021-09-08T01:39:08Z hitachi-vantara-australia-new-zealand-achieves-vmware-master-services-competency-in-data-centre-virtualisation SYDNEY – 7 September 2021 — Hitachi Vantara Australia & New Zealand today announced that it has successfully achieved a Data Centre Virtualisation VMware Master Services Competency. This competency demonstrates that Hitachi Vantara ANZ is committed to helping organisations accelerate their digital transformations by leveraging their validated services delivery capabilities around advanced VMware technologies. “The leadership and team in this region are committed to ongoing investment in continuous development, and collaboration with VMware at a local level, as demonstrated by this Master Services Competency achievement,” said George Dragatsis, ANZ CTO and Enterprise Presale Director for Hitachi Vantara. “Our Australian and New Zealand partners and customers will benefit from our local team’s increasing capabilities to deliver complete end to end hybrid cloud solutions with confidence, backed by VMware.” “VMware is pleased to recognise Hitachi Vantara Australia & New Zealand for achieving a Data Centre Virtualisation Master Services Competency. This achievement shows customers that vendor partners like Hitachi Vantara ANZ are committed, dedicated, and invested and have validated expertise in advanced VMware technologies,” said Olga Specjalska, Director Partner Business, VMware in A/NZ. “We value Hitachi Vantara as a VMware partner and appreciate their efforts in achieving this VMware distinction in Australia and New Zealand as they work to increase their service delivery capabilities.” VMware Master Services Competencies are designed to help partners demonstrate customer-centric solutions and technical proficiency, with proven success and expertise in a specialized area of business. VMware partners can achieve Master Services Competencies in seven core business areas. A Master Services Competency in Data Centre Virtualisation designates expertise in delivery of VMware vSphere environments and digital infrastructure services with deep understanding of and execution in Data Center Virtualisation design principles and methodologies. About Hitachi Vantara Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., guides our customers from what’s now to what’s next by solving their digital challenges. Working alongside each customer, we apply our unmatched industrial and digital capabilities to their data and applications to benefit both business and society. More than 80% of the Fortune 100 trust Hitachi Vantara to help them develop new revenue streams, unlock competitive advantages, lower costs, enhance customer experiences, and deliver social and environmental value. Visit us at www.hitachivantara.com. About Hitachi, Ltd.Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2020 (ended March 31, 2021) totaled 8,729.1 billion yen ($78.6 billion), with 871 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 350,000 employees worldwide. Hitachi is working to increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers across six domains; IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility, Smart Life and Automotive Systems through Lumada, Hitachi's advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.# # # HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners. VMware and vSphere are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. Chesterton Connect™ Intrinsically Safe Certified Sensor 2021-09-07T00:50:09Z chesterton-connect-intrinsically-safe-certified-sensor A. W. Chesterton Company, a leader in equipment sealing and reliability, has released its latest Equipment Monitoring IoT innovation – Chesterton Connect™ Intrinsically Safe Certified Sensor. This version release of Chesterton’s IoT wireless monitoring product line is certified for use on equipment and structures in most hazardous environments dealing with high pressures, high temperatures, and flammable liquids.  It is rated for Class 1/Division 1 (gas, vapour environments) and Class 2/Division 1 (dust environments) and IP66 for outdoor use.  Connect Intrinsically Safe Certified sensor is Chesterton's complete pump and seal remote monitoring system for use in these critical environments. '’Intrinsic Safety" is the electrical protection that allows the sensor to be used in hazardous areas with either dust or gases that can ignite.  The sensor contains safety features within electronics that prevent the sensor from becoming a source for ignition. Using Bluetooth® technology and a robust design to withstand harsh environments, the Chesterton Connect Intrinsically Safe sensor makes it easy to monitor: ·       Equipment vibration ·       Process temperature ·       Process pressure ·       Surface temperature Easy to install, Chesterton Connect™ IS Version combined with the user-friendly app allows you to connect to multiple sensors providing you with a comprehensive view of your plant’s equipment health. By setting thresholds, the mobile app and in unit's LED display system alerts you of undesirable events. This alert system helps you better allocate resources to avoid unplanned downtime and asset failure. The data can be exported for analysis to help you understand your equipment’s operation and take preventative actions to extend productivity.   About A.W. Chesterton Company Operating in over 100 countries around the world, Chesterton is recognized as a leading provider of knowledge backed solutions and expert service for Rotary, Stationary, and Fluid Power equipment supported by a comprehensive line of industrial fluid sealing solutions, high-performance protective coatings, and specialty industrial lubrication. ​ A.W. Chesterton Company operates in Asia Pacific through our distributors’ partner strategically located to support Asia Pacific market. https://www.chestertoncustomseal.com.au/partners-chesterton-products/ Through our distributors’ network, we work with companies across all major industries to help you achieve higher levels of equipment reliability, efficiency, and compliance. We increase the overall competitiveness of our customers by helping to solve real-world equipment and process issues to reduce their costs and increase their profit margins. Chesterton Connect™ Intrinsically Safe Certified Sensor is available in APAC for Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Singapore only. DDLS Acquires Auldhouse to create Trans-Tasman ICT and Digital Skills Training Powerhouse 2021-09-06T03:55:05Z ddls-acquires-auldhouse-to-create-trans-tasman-ict-and-digital-skills-training-powerhouse Sydney, Australia – 6 September 2021 — Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and digital skills training, DDLS expands into New Zealand acquiring Auldhouse, New Zealand’s largest provider of ICT and digital skills training, in a deal worth NZ$17.3M (A$16.6M). The deal will bolster annual student numbers by close to 10,000 and add three campuses in New Zealand to the seven already established across Australia and the Philippines.   Customers of both companies will benefit from the relationship, with an unprecedented range of authorised ICT Training options from the widest selection of global vendors including the likes of Microsoft, AWS, VMware, Cisco and Google.   Auldhouse is New Zealand’s largest and most awarded ICT and digital skills training provider and is a highly regarded brand that has been operating for over 30 years. With three campuses in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, Auldhouse has a blue-chip client base of government and corporates including the New Zealand Defence Force, Kainga Ora, Auckland Transport, Spark NZ, ASB and healthAlliance. The business delivers vendor and industry-certified courses as an authorised training partner of Microsoft, AWS, Cisco, VMware, Google and many others.   DDLS CEO, Jon Lang, said despite the challenges of COVID-19 and lockdowns present in both countries currently, DDLS and Auldhouse have managed to proactively adapt their delivery models to provide critical ICT training via their virtual live online delivery to businesses undergoing rapid digital transformation.   “With organisations rapidly migrating to the cloud, along with the increasing importance placed on cybersecurity, we’re seeing the demand for digital skills are at an all-time high across the ANZ region.”   “We are very excited about the opportunities this acquisition will afford our customers across the region with increased digital product offerings, a larger range of course events, a deeper pool of highly experienced and credentialed trainers, and the infrastructure across DDLS and Auldhouse to support continued growth,” added Lang.   The move also marked a significant step in DDLS’s objective of growing internationally into the greater APAC region, adding breadth to its expansion strategy with presence in Australia, Philippines and now New Zealand.   Auldhouse Managing Director Melanie Hobcraft will continue to head operations in New Zealand with a reporting line into DDLS CEO, Jon Lang. She said DDLS and Auldhouse had very similar cultures and their relationship would open opportunities for businesses operating in both countries.   “Auldhouse has a presence in New Zealand’s three largest cities. There is no other IT training provider that can match our geographic reach, breadth, depth, and regularity of public scheduled courses. We’ll be able to expand this significantly with DDLS vendor and course offerings, including its industry leading cybersecurity training. And with the majority of DDLS courses now offered virtually in Australia, we’ll easily be able to tap into its much larger offering,” added Hobcraft.   DDLS and Auldhouse’s training portfolios are closely aligned. Microsoft training constitutes the largest portion of the companies’ offerings, with courses in ITIL, PRINCE2, VMware, Cisco, AWS and Google amongst those also in high demand.   “Skilling and retraining New Zealanders in digital technologies is critical for our economy, our society and our planet, which is why this announcement is such good news, bringing even more learning opportunities to local people. We know skills such as Azure and AI and data analytics are in huge demand at the moment and in fact we need to be working even harder to overcome the skills gap and prepare our workforce for a digital society. The digital future won’t be here tomorrow – it’s here now, and collaboration like this is key to Aotearoa remaining a thriving, innovative and sustainable nation for years to come,” says Vanessa Sorenson, Managing Director of Microsoft New Zealand.   DDLS CEO, Jon Lang, stated that DDLS and Auldhouse have had a long-standing relationship, collaborating on numerous partnership initiatives.    “Over the years we’ve built a mutual trust, respect and confidence in the business operations and as such we see the business continuing to run as normal, with existing management and shareholders, Melanie Hobcraft, Leigh Richardson and Craig Jones all agreeing to remain in their roles at Auldhouse.” -       END - About DDLS DDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training and Australia’s number one cybersecurity training provider. We partner with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals remain up to date with new processes, technology, and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices. DDLS promotes a balanced approach to training with a focus on the key areas of Technology, Process and People. We provide extensive training options tailored to your organisation’s needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses. About Auldhouse Auldhouse is in the business of training – and has been for over 30 years. As New Zealand’s premier ICT training provider, Auldhouse offers a large range of end-user and IT professional training delivered by industry leading instructors. Auldhouse is the partner of choice for Microsoft, AWS, Google, Cisco, PRINCE2, CompTIA, ITIL, Red Hat and many more. Deadline extended - Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship 2021-09-06T00:12:52Z deadline-extended-spitfire-memorial-defence-fellowship-1 Apply by 17 September, 2021 for up to $45,000 for Australian research.The Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship was established in 1998, by the late AVM Lyndon Compton, AO, OBE, the late FLTLT Edward (Ted) Sly DFC, the late FLTLT Peter Watson DFC and shortly after the founding they were joined by late Lifetime Vice President FLTLT Lysle Roberts. Their vision for the Fellowship was as an ongoing living memorial rather than a traditional granite and bronze monument.Each year a Fellowship of up to $AUD45,000 is available for those who meet the following criteria:Are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia,can demonstrate sustained academic achievement or significant and relevant work experience,a detailed description of, and rationale for the proposed program of research, or area of study including the proposed output,demonstrated interest in the defence of Australia,the Fellowship cannot be used to cover salary,attention will be paid by the Selection Committee to the quality of the project proposed, referees provided and the potential outcomes.Fellowships may be granted to any individual, organisation, or company that meets the criteria above and satisfies the Selection Committee.The Fellowship continues to this day. Past Patron ACM (Ret’d) Mark Binskin, AC and current Patron and Chief of the Air Force Air Marshal Mel Hupfeld, AO, DSC take an active role in helping shape our future as does Spitfire Association Patron Air Vice Marshal Mark Skidmore, AM.Today the Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship continues to be directed by the Spitfire Association and is managed on behalf of the Association by the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy.Whilst the UNSW manages the SMDF, Fellowships are invited from both within and externally to the UNSW.To find out more about the Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship and link to the UNSW page for applications, please go to: https://www.spitfireassociation.com/smdf.php Varonis Announces Data Classification Cloud for Box and Google Drive 2021-09-02T00:32:29Z varonis-announces-data-classification-cloud-for-box-and-google-drive Australia, 2 September, 2021 -- Varonis Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRNS), a pioneer in data security and analytics, announces Data Classification Cloud for Box and Google Drive. The offering adds data discovery context to complement DatAdvantage Cloud, a solution launched earlier this year that centrally monitors and protects data across multiple Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) applications.   "Varonis has a long and successful track record helping organisations automatically scan and classify sensitive and regulated information in enterprise data stores on premises and in cloud stores like Microsoft 365," says Jacob Broido, VP of Product Management, Varonis. "With Data Classification Cloud, organisations can find exposed sensitive data on additional cloud apps and services to limit their blast radius from ransomware attacks and data breaches."   Key benefits of Data Classification Cloud include: ·        - Find exposed data. Automatically discover where sensitive data might be hiding in Box and Google Drive. Varonis looks inside files to find sensitive information by matching over 400 classification patterns and shows you where data is exposed to all employees – or anyone on the internet. ·       - Get high-fidelity results. Varonis generates highly accurate classification results by going beyond regular expressions. We use proximity matching, negative keywords, and algorithmic verification to reduce false positives. ·       - Monitor and control data access. See which sensitive data is open to too many people, monitor usage, and make smart decisions about how to quickly and safely reduce your SaaS data risk.   Data Classification Cloud complements DatAdvantage Cloud, which correlates identities with privileges and activities across cloud stores, including AWS, Box, GitHub, Google Drive, Jira, Okta, Salesforce, Slack, and Zoom. Organisations can see and prioritise their biggest cloud risks, proactively reduce their blast radius, and conduct faster cross-cloud investigations.   DatAdvantage Cloud and Data Classification Cloud together can help answer critical security and compliance questions like: "Which sensitive files containing PII are exposed via sharing links?" or "Which external users have been granted permissions in any of our SaaS apps?"   Join our Varonis Virtual Connect event, Tackling SaaS Security Risks: A CISO’s Perspective on September 9 at noon ET to hear how Varonis DatAdvantage Cloud helps a CISO from a global communications firm manage cyber risk and be among the first to learn about Data Classification Cloud.   Additional Resources ·         Register for the webinar. ·         Visit the DatAdvantage Cloud product page. Request a demo from the Varonis team. For more information on Varonis' solution portfolio, please visit www.varonis.com. Visit our blog, and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Watch and subscribe to Security Forward, Varonis' YouTube show covering the latest infosec tips, tricks, and tools. -ENDS- About Varonis Varonis is a pioneer in data security and analytics, fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies. Varonis focuses on protecting enterprise data: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; and other intellectual property. The Varonis Data Security Platform detects cyberthreats from both internal and external actors by analysing data, account activity and user behaviour; prevents and limits disaster by locking down sensitive and stale data; and efficiently sustains a secure state with automation. Varonis products address additional important use cases including data protection, data governance, zero trust, compliance, data privacy, classification and threat detection and response. Varonis started operations in 2005 and has customers spanning leading firms in the financial services, public, healthcare, industrial, insurance, energy and utilities, technology, consumer and retail, media and entertainment and education sectors. Digital Health Leader Bronwyn Le Grice Named as 2021 Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year 2021-09-01T23:18:58Z digital-health-leader-bronwyn-le-grice-named-as-2021-victorian-pearcey-entrepreneur-of-the-year The Pearcey Foundation has named Bronwyn Le Grice, CEO and managing director of ANDHealth, as its 2021 Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award recipient.“As the recipient of the 2021 Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award, Bronwyn has most definitely taken a risk, made a difference and is a true inspiration! She has led a diverse career, and in 2017, working with a consortium of industry partners, Bronwyn created the only organisation in Australia dedicated to the commercialisation of digital health, with a specific focus on digital medicine and digital therapeutics. The novel non-profit model of ANDHealth is specifically designed to suit the Australian reality. It has already supported over 450 emerging digital health companies, with the 10 companies selected in the pilot ANDHealth+ program going on to raise over $70 million in funding, creating around 300 jobs and impacting over 200,000 patients in just four years,” said Jordan Green, Victorian Chair, Pearcey Foundation.Bronwyn was drawn to business from an early age, completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Western Australia, on the basis that it allowed her to work in any sector. Appointed CEO of NZBIO (now BioTech New Zealand) at just 28 years of age, Bronwyn developed a genuine interest in the significant market opportunities created when different technology sectors collide. For six years after leaving NZBIO, she focused on venture capital investments across Australasia, and during that time gained experience in governance and executive roles, managed over $65 million of health technology transactions and completed a Masters in Commercial Law. She even found time to collaborate with her husband Tom on Australia’s first peer-to-peer pet sitting marketplace start-up.ANDHealth is an organisation that harnesses the power of the collective to provide commercialisation support programs for Australian digital health companies through its novel cooperative commercialisation centre model. Through its highly specific programs and expert support, ANDHealth supports companies to navigate the commercialisation pathway from ideation to institutional investment and international market entry.Bronwyn is always very generous with her time, sharing her insights and experiences in industry, teaching, academic and policy settings. She holds advisory roles with the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum Health Technologies Sector Group; RMIT University Health and BioMedical Sector Expert Research Advisory Group; Swinburne University Innovation Precinct Advisory Board; and is a Non-Executive Director of Point of Care Diagnostics technology company Lumos Diagnostics.In 2020, Bronwyn was presented with the Most Valuable Woman in Leadership Award by the BioMelbourne Network.The 2021 Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award, an award first presented in 1999, was announced at an event held on 1 September as part of the Victorian Government Digital Innovation Festival program. The online event featured the 2021 Pearcey Oration – ‘Digital Transformation – Australia as a World Leader’ – given by ATO Second Commissioner Jeremy Hirschhorn.“Congratulations to Bronwyn Le Grice, and to Jeremy Hirschhorn for highlighting the importance of digital innovation and technology to the Australian economy and to public life – something that the Pearcey Foundation has been championing for more than two decades through our annual awards programs, industry events, heritage projects and thought leadership. The ATO has played a central role for many years in Australian Government digital transformation and service delivery innovation, which has never been more important than the last 18 months. That 18 months has put a spotlight on the role that the ICT industry and our technology entrepreneurs play in the adaptability and responsiveness of both our public and private sector to a rapidly changing world,” said Wayne Fitzsimmons, Chair, Pearcey Foundation.For more information about the Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Awards, go to https://pearcey.org.au/vic.Other State AwardsAustralia Capital Territory Awards: A shortlist of candidates has been finalised, with voting by the judging panel currently underway. A date for an event and the presentation of the award is still to be finalised subject to COVID restrictions. New South Wales Awards: There is currently a call for nominations for the NSW Pearcey Entrepreneur Award, with a virtual event scheduled for 14 October with David Thodey AO as keynote speaker. This award recognises a NSW person in mid-career, who is already a successful tech entrepreneur, and who has the potential to succeed further. The criteria are centred on taking a risk, making a difference and being an inspiration. Nominations can be completed at https://forms.gle/QQv4UUUDBZKfXsk97.Queensland Awards: Nominations have just closed for the QLD awards, which are generously sponsored by ICEMEDIA and TechnologyOne. The awards event is scheduled for Tuesday, 5 October in Brisbane. Tickets for the event are available on TryBooking: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?embed&eid=803115South Australia Awards: A shortlist of five candidates has been selected for the 2021 Award by this year’s judging panel – which comprises previous award recipients Geoff Rohrsheim (2018), Tony Clark (2019) and Michelle Perugini (2020) plus two experienced mentors of entrepreneurs in SA, Mark Ledson, SA Office of the Chief Entrepreneur and Mike Richards, Polaris Business and Innovation Centre, City of Salisbury. The date for the announcement and presentation of the award is still to be confirmed. Major recent news from last year’s award recipient, CEO and co-founder at Presagen, Michelle Perugini. She is relocating to the USA next month to expand her business after signing a sole global distribution agreement with FujiFILMS Irvine Scientific for Life Whisperer, the fertility arm of Presagen. See more at https://www.lifewhisperer.com/fisi-announcement.Tasmania Awards: Nominations are currently open for the TAS awards. These awards are an important way to help Tasmania entrepreneurs, organisations and businesses become nationally recognised. The nomination form and submission details can be found at https://pearcey.org.au/assets/Forms/Pearcey-State-Nomination-Form.pdf.Western Australia Awards: this year’s Pearcey WA Entrepreneur of the Year is Charlie Gunningham, Managing Editor, The Property Tribune and Startup News; and Founder & Principal of Damburst. He has spent more than 20 years in the Perth technology and startup sector, firstly as a founder himself, through to exit, and more recently as a writer, advisor and investor. He now works in an advisory capacity for multiple tech and other businesses, is managing editor of Startup News and co-host of the Startup West podcast. Gunningham was presented with his award at the 30th INCITE Awards, the longest running ICT Awards program in WA.National Pearcey AwardsThe 2021 Pearcey Medal, Hall of Fame and National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards are scheduled to be held at an event in Tasmania on Friday 12 November 2021. Finalists for the National Entrepreneur of the Year Awards comprise each of the 2021 State award recipients. More details on the event are still to be confirmed. See further https://pearcey.org.au/national-awards.--About the Pearcey FoundationThe Pearcey Foundation is a non-profit organisation established in 1998 to raise the profile of the Australian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry and profession. It was created in the memory of one of the greatest pioneers of the Australian ICT industry, Dr Trevor Pearcey. By celebrating the heroes in our industry, past present and future, the Foundation is looking to attract and encourage young Australians into this most exciting of global high technology sectors of our nation.The Pearcey Oration and Victorian awards event is supported by the Victorian Government and is one of four Pearcey Foundation events featuring as part of the DIF2021 Festival program. The annual Digital Innovation Festival showcases the Victorian tech sector, promotes innovation and encourages businesses and individuals to make a difference through digital technologies. This year the DIF2021 Festival runs until 8 September.Web: www.pearcey.org.au, https://dif.vic.gov.auTwitter: @Pearcey_org #PearceyAwards #PearceyOration #DIF2021LinkedIn: Pearcey Foundation #PearceyAwards #PearceyOration #DIF2021