The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-08-23T09:52:06Z The Different Uses Of GPS Trackers 2019-08-23T09:52:06Z the-different-uses-of-gps-trackers GPS trackers are used in a widespread manner these days. They have plenty of different uses at hand which mean that you can extract several benefits out of it. Here, we are going to discuss about the GPS trackers and the benefits which they offer to the users. What are GPS trackers? GPS trackers are essentially devices which help in surveillance of location by making use of the global positioning system and technology. It can thereby help in tracking the location of any object or even an entity remotely. It can give plenty of accurate information which in turn can be used for different reasons and purposes.  So, now that you have some idea as to what GPS trackers are, let us see what use they can be put to. Tracing the whereabouts It is often important to trace the whereabouts for a person; be it because you want to keep a watch over them or even if someone has gone missing and mostly in a lot of criminal cases. With the GPS trackers from Ruptela, the safety factor definitely gets an improvement. It is great even when you are on an unknown route and would like some assistance with the directions. Mapping and surveying According to Tracking Fox website - GPS trackers are one of the best devices which come in handy in different kinds of mapping and surveying projects as well. When the best of trackers are used, it can help the firms in saving on both the time and cost factor. In fact, it is already used in mapping of different highways, power lines, and more. Law enforcement benefits The police definitely extract a great deal of advantage from the GPS trackers. When it comes to catching criminals who can’t be easily traced, it is the GPS trackers which definitely come in handy. Sometimes, the police authorities end up attaching the GPS trackers on the vehicle of the suspects. This helps them stay updated about the details. Elderly people watch This is another very common use of GPS trackers. Sometimes, the elderly tend to forget about their homes and may end up having memory issues. Therefore, in such cases, having the GPS trackers means that they can always be traced. People who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia are the ones who can get immense help with the help of these trackers. If they happen to wonder alone by mistake and are unable to get back home, they can be traced using these trackers as one will be able to find their precise location. So, these are some of the endless benefits which one can reap when it comes to using GPS trackers. Of course, technology has come a long way and we can find its use being implemented in several different aspects of our life. By choosing the right devices, you too can make smart use of this technology. Thanks to GPS, people tend to not get lost as they can explore the wildest of places and even territories they have no clue about. Spreading that JAM: PR Galleria teams up with esports gaming network to expand brand opportunities 2019-08-23T02:03:23Z spreading-that-jam-pr-galleria-teams-up-with-esports-gaming-network-to-expand-brand-opportunities Click here for high-resolution images.Sydney Australia – 20 August 2019: PR Galleria is thrilled to welcome their latest partner, JAM Gaming. With JAM Gaming’s huge network of over 250 live streamers on Twitch and 1100 members who love video games and esports, brands will now have access to a highly sought after group of influencers and engaged millennials. JAM Gaming network’s statistics are equally impressive, in June 2019 their Twitch influencers collectively streamed over 6000 hours of content watched by an audience totaling 86,000 hours. JAM Gaming adds to PR Galleria’s impressive database of over 2800 influencers, media and VIP contacts. Through PR Galleria’s alliance with JAM Gaming, brands and influencers are now able to easily collaborate and create engaging content across Twitch and its members. “As a result of this partnership, brands now have access to the highly sought after, yet increasingly elusive network of online streamers and gamers” Renato Catalan, Director of PR Galleria “Jam Gaming’s community will also benefit from product seeding and reviews, event invitations, discount codes and be part of word of mouth campaigns”“Our collaboration with PR Galleria ensures that brands can access our vast network of gamers far more effectively. Through a centralised request-based system, the platform puts brands in touch with the right influencers, so that they can share authentic experiences with the products they genuinely enjoy.”, says Chris Bridle, CEO/Founder of JAM Gaming. “We look forward to working with brands to provide our members the opportunity to experience what they have to offer and share the experience. We offer a simple, cost-effective, data-driven solution to the hard to reach millennial audience”. JAM Gaming by the NumbersJAM Twitch NetworkNumber of Twitch Streamers: 250Combined Twitch Followers: 206,400Combined Twitter Followers: 82,406Monthly Average Streamed: 5,000+ HoursMonthly Hours Watched: 86,000 Hours JAM Gaming NetworkJAM Gaming Members: 1,100Facebook Followers: 53,000Twitter Followers: 7900 About JAM GamingEstablished in 2015, JAM Gaming has worked diligently, effortlessly, and tirelessly, to concrete the name as one of OCE's strongest, fiercest and most dominating organisations. Every single day, JAM Gaming continues to strive, push forward, create opportunities, and make Esports in OCE the best it can be, for everybody.About PR GalleriaThe PR platform Where influential people try products and share experiences. We enable brands and agencies to offer samples and experiences to a network of media, influencers and VIPs. PR Galleria has revolutionised the way that brands engage with influencers, media and VIPs through our specially developed platform.  Brands can seamlessly run campaigns such product seeding for reviews, event invitations, sales promotion activations and word of mouth campaigns.  Our network of influencers, media and VIPs are encouraged to share their experience with brands.  Gartner Forecasts Worldwide 5G Network Infrastructure Revenue to Reach $4.2 Billion in 2020 2019-08-23T00:33:07Z gartner-forecasts-worldwide-5g-network-infrastructure-revenue-to-reach-4-2-billion-in-2020 Sydney, 23 August 2019 — In 2020, worldwide 5G wireless network infrastructure revenue will reach US$4.2 billion, an 89% increase from 2019 revenue of US$2.2 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. Additionally, Gartner forecasts that investments in 5G New Radio (NR) network infrastructure will account for 6% of the total wireless infrastructure revenue of communications service providers (CSPs) in 2019, and that this figure will reach 12% in 2020 (see Table 1). “5G wireless network infrastructure revenue will nearly double between 2019 and 2020,” said Sylvain Fabre, senior research director at Gartner. “For 5G deployments in 2019, CSPs are using non-stand-alone technology. This enables them to introduce 5G services that run more quickly, as 5G NR equipment can be rolled out alongside existing 4G core network infrastructure.” In 2020, CSPs will roll out stand-alone 5G technology, which will require 5G NR equipment and a 5G core network. This will lower costs for CSPs and improve performance for users. Table 1: Wireless Infrastructure Revenue Forecast, Worldwide, 2018-2021 (Millions of Dollars) Segment 2018 2019 2020 2021 5G 2G 3G LTE and 4G Small Cells Mobile Core 612.9 1,503.1 5,578.4 20,454.7 4,785.6 4,599.0 2,211.4 697.5 3,694.0 19,322.4 5,378.4 4,621.0 4,176.0 406.5 2,464.3 18,278.2 5,858.1 4,787.3 6,805.6 285.2 1,558.0 16,352.7 6,473.1 5,009.5 Total 37,533.6 35,924.7 35,970.5 36,484.1 Due to rounding, figures may not add up precisely to the totals shown. Source: Gartner (August 2019) 5G Rollout Will Accelerate Through 2020 5G services will launch in many major cities in 2019 and 2020. Services have already begun in the U.S., South Korea and some European countries, including Switzerland, Finland and the U.K. CSPs in Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Spain, Sweden, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates have announced plans to accelerate 5G network building through 2020. As a result, Gartner estimates that 7% of CSPs worldwide have already deployed 5G infrastructure in their networks. CSPs Will Increasingly Aim 5G Services at Enterprises Although consumers represent the main segment driving 5G development, CSPs will increasingly aim 5G services at enterprises. 5G networks are expected to expand the mobile ecosystem to cover new industries, such as the smart factory, autonomous transportation, remote healthcare, agriculture and retail sectors, as well as enable private networks for industrial users. Equipment vendors view private networks for industrial users as a market segment with significant potential. “It’s still early days for the 5G private-network opportunity, but vendors, regulators and standards bodies have preparations in place,” said Mr. Fabre. Germany has set aside the 3.7GHz band for private networks, and Japan is reserving the 4.5GHz and 28GHz for the same. Ericsson aims to deliver solutions via CSPs in order to build private networks with high levels of reliability and performance and secure communications. Nokia has developed a portfolio to enable large industrial organisations to invest directly in their own private networks. “National 5G coverage will not occur as quickly as with past generations of wireless infrastructure,” said Mr. Fabre. “To maintain average performance standards as 5G is built out, CSPs will need to undertake targeted strategic improvements to their 4G legacy layer, by upgrading 4G infrastructure around 5G areas of coverage. A less robust 4G legacy layer adjoining 5G cells could lead to real or perceived performance issues as users move from 5G to 4G/LTE Advanced Pro. This issue will be most pronounced from 2019 through 2021, a period when 5G coverage will be focused on hot spots and areas of high population density." Gartner clients can read more in “Forecast: Communications Service Provider Operational Technology, Worldwide, 2017-2023, 2Q19 Update.” About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organisations of tomorrow. Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and objective resource for more than 15,000 organisations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and organisation size. To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit www.gartner.com.   Queensland-first renewable hydrogen project commences at BOC production facility in Bulwer Island 2019-08-22T22:16:39Z queensland-first-renewable-hydrogen-project-commences-at-boc-production-facility-in-bulwer-island Brisbane, 23 August 2019: Leading gas and engineering company BOC, a subsidiary of Linde plc, today announced the commencement of a Queensland-first renewable hydrogen project at its production facility in Bulwer Island, Brisbane. The $3.1 million end-to-end renewable hydrogen supply project received $950,000 funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and is supported by the Queensland Government. BOC will install a 220 kW electrolyser supplied by ITM Power and 100 kW solar array to produce renewable hydrogen through electrolysis at its Bulwer Island site. The electrolyser will have capacity to produce up to 2,400 kilograms of renewable hydrogen per month to power hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (HFCEV) and supply BOC’s industrial customers. A state-of-the-art hydrogen refuelling station will also be supplied and installed by BOC at a site in Brisbane, with capability to refuel HFCEVs in under 3 minutes. John Evans, Managing Director BOC South Pacific said the project will leverage BOC’s existing infrastructure and expertise across the entire hydrogen supply chain, and support the introduction of hydrogen as a zero emissions fuel in Queensland and Australia. “BOC is proud to be establishing a local supply of renewable hydrogen in Queensland that can be easily scalable and replicated across the country. We will also demonstrate our leading refueller technology that has been widely adopted across Europe and the US. “The renewable hydrogen we produce will provide added environmental value to our industrial customers and facilitate the introduction of HFCEVs in Queensland, while supporting our own production processes at Bulwer Island. “We look forward to working with ARENA and our other partners to create new learning opportunities and build skills for a future hydrogen industry – which are key priorities outlined in the Queensland Hydrogen Industry Strategy and the upcoming National Hydrogen Strategy.” ARENA CEO, Darren Miller, Chief Executive Officer said BOC’s project would help to encourage other companies to enter the hydrogen market. “BOC’s project is a great example of how current industrial gas equipment and infrastructure can be used to take advantage of the growing hydrogen market. Producing hydrogen on site will reduce shipping costs, while being able to help grow the local Brisbane fuel cell vehicle market and also meet demand for local industry.” The project is expected to be completed by mid-2020. -ENDS- About BOC: BOC is a subsidiary of Linde plc which supplies compressed and bulk gases, chemicals and equipment around the globe. The company develops safe, sustainable and innovative solutions for customers in many specialty sectors, heavy industry and medical environments. For more than a century the company's gases and expertise have contributed to advances in industry and everyday life, including steelmaking, refining, chemical processing, environmental protection, wastewater treatment, welding and cutting, food processing and distribution, glass production, electronics and health care. For further information, see www.boc.com.au. About Linde: Linde is a leading industrial gases and engineering company with 2018 pro forma sales of USD 28 billion (EUR 24 billion). The company employs approximately 80,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Linde delivers innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers and creates long-term value for all stakeholders. The company is making our world more productive by providing products, technologies and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world. For more information about the company, please visit www.linde.com. Winners of Blackboard Awards for Australia and New Zealand 2019 Announced 2019-08-22T05:54:25Z winners-of-blackboard-awards-for-australia-and-new-zealand-2019-announced Winners of Blackboard Awards for Australia and New Zealand 2019 Announced Blackboard Awards recognise and honour innovation and excellence SYDNEY, 22 August, 2019 – Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, today announced the winners of the Blackboard Awards for Australia and New Zealand 2019. Founded in 2005, the annual Blackboard Awards (formally known as the Catalyst Awards in ANZ) recognise and honour innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice, where millions of educators and learners work every day to redefine what is possible when leveraging technology. Winners are selected by a cross-functional team of Blackboard experts. The honourees from across the ANZ region were recognised during Blackboard’s annual Teaching & Learning Conference ANZ 2019 held in Sydney on 21 to 22 August. “We are thrilled to celebrate the winners of this year’s Blackboard Awards and applaud each of them for sharing their innovative vision and demonstrating their commitment to leveraging technology to enhance the overall teaching and learning experience,” said Lee Blakemore, Chief Client Officer and President, Global Client Operations & Success at Blackboard. “Our goal with the awards, in part, is to inspire institutions to continually work towards improving student success. Representing the best in their field, these clients are clearly achieving this and we look forward to further accompanying them on their EdTech journey.” Below are the winners, listed by category: Leading Change This award recognises institutions that have developed practices and/or technologies that have had a measurable effect on learning outcomes, student performance, or academic progression. The winners are: Monash College, Victoria: Dr. Kulari Lokuge, Ian Rorke, Sharon Whippy, Paul Hellwge, Nathan Fitzgerald, Vy Tran, Divya Srinivas, Louis Doug An, Julia Vanuchchi, Sohail Aslam, Prateek Jindal, Estha Hanning Su, Amit Vij, Emily Takayama Professional Development This award recognises those who use Blackboard programs to support and enhance their faculty and staff’s professional development. The winners are: Western Sydney University, New South Wales: Nikki Meller Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand: Mark Northover, Nell Buissink, John Davies, Herewini Easton, Piki Diamond, Emily Whitehead Student Success The award recognises individuals and/or institutions whose creative program application has led to increased retention, increased completion, and/or improved outcomes. The winners are: James Cook University, Queensland: Shashidhar Venkatesh Murthy, Andrew Gavan For more information on the Blackboard Awards and this year’s winners, please visit http://bbtlcanz.com/home/blackboard-awards/. About Blackboard Our mission is to partner with the global education community to enable learner and institutional success, leveraging innovative technologies and services. With an unmatched understanding of the world of the learner, the most comprehensive student-success solutions, and the greatest capacity for innovation, Blackboard is education’s partner in change. CONTACT Kate Crosbie, Public Relations Consultant +61 437 087 807 or kate@kcpr.com.au The Role of Ethics in the Age of Automation 2019-08-22T04:44:48Z the-role-of-ethics-in-the-age-of-automation The Pearcey Foundation has attracted international thought-leader Roger Taylor, Chair of the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to present the 11th Pearcey Oration at a dinner event at the Woodward Centre, Melbourne Law School on Tuesday, 27 August 2019. The event will feature the presentation of the 2019 Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year, the 20th year for this award. The 2019 Pearcey Oration will explore the key challenges Australia faces as we become increasingly reliant upon artificial intelligence. While AI has been prevalent in the software industry for many years, it is now being recognised as a pervasive force impacting our daily lives - professional, business and personal. As Roger Taylor will argue, the ethics surrounding the application of AI in our society is challenging as machines make more and more decisions without the context of human considerations. Taylor’s oration will include a "fireside" chat with Dr Greg Adamson, a world leader in ethics in technology and an Enterprise Fellow in Cybersecurity for the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne. The Pearcey dinner is supported by the Victorian Government and forms part of its Digital Innovation Festival (DIF2019) program. DIF2019 runs over two weeks from 23 August to 6 September and is a unique initiative to develop, demonstrate and promote technology innovation across every sector of the economy and society. The Pearcey Oration is presented each year by an eminent expert reflecting on critical contemporary issues impacting our nation that are driven by the introduction of advanced technologies into our society. Past Orations have been given by the ABC's Science Show host Robyn Williams, Victoria's Lead Scientist Amanda Caples and Paul Shetler's 2018 provocative Oration entitled "Be Bold Australia". “Each year, the Pearcey Foundation is focused on presenting a topic that should be front of mind for our technology sector. In the face of the rapid development in automation and the increasing concerns about our individual privacy and the use of our personal data, it’s important that we think far more carefully about how we chart this new world safely,” said Wayne Fitzsimmons, Chair, Pearcey Foundation. You can watch a video of the #DIF2019 Pitch for the Pearcey Oration from Jordan Green, chair of the Victorian Pearcey Committee here: https://youtu.be/whw1bCG7H50. Pearcey Oration details Date: Tuesday 27 August 2019 Time: 6.30pm for 7:00pm Venue: Woodward Centre, 10th floor, Melbourne Law School (Building 106), University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham St, Carlton Price: $250/ $150 (public funded R&D organisations and friends of Pearcey) Special rates for tables To register, please go to: Pearcey Oration 2019 or call Slatterys on 03 9663 3093. For more information about the Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Awards, go to https://pearcey.org.au/vic. Other State Awards ACT: to be held on 10 October at the Canberra Press Club. See further https://pearcey.org.au/act. NSW: to be presented on 10 October at the NSW Startup Hub. Please register here. QLD: to be held in collaboration with CICTA (Council of ICT Associations in Queensland) on 15 October at Hillstone, St Lucia. See further https://pearcey.org.au/qld. SA: nominations are now open for the 2019 South Australian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. Event details to be finalised shortly. TAS: nominations are now open for the 2019 Tasmanian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. Event details to be finalised shortly. WA: presented to Robert Nathan as part of the WAITTA Incite Awards on 14 June. -- About Roger Taylor, Chair, UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation Roger Taylor is chair of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. He has worked as an entrepreneur, a regulator and a writer. He has argued for a rebalancing of control over data and information towards citizens and civil society. He is chair of Ofqual, the qualifications regulator and a member of the advisory panel to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation. His has written two books: God Bless the NHS (Faber & Faber 2014) and Transparency and the Open Society (Policy Press 2016). He co-founded Dr Foster which pioneered the use of public data to provide independent ratings of healthcare. He worked as a correspondent for the Financial Times in the UK and the US and, before that, as a researcher for the Consumers' Association. About Dr Greg Adamson, Associate Professor and Enterprise Fellow in Cyber Security, University of Melbourne School of Engineering Greg is an internationally recognised leader in the area of ethics in technology and has particular interest in AI, cryptocurrency/blockchain, and cybersecurity, an area in which he led strategy and practice for wholesale banking at ANZ Bank for nearly a decade. Today Greg is the Enterprise Fellow in Cybersecurity for the Melbourne School of Engineering at the University of Melbourne and continues his long-standing global leadership roles in ethics, digital inclusion and the social implications of technology with the IEEE, the largest professional association in the world. About the Pearcey Foundation The Pearcey Foundation Inc. 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. Web: www.pearcey.org.au Twitter: @Pearcey_org #PearceyAwards #PearceyOration #DIF2019 LinkedIn: Pearcey Foundation #PearceyAwards #PearceyOration #DIF2019 Hostelworld announces strategic investment in Tipi Pty Ltd 2019-08-22T04:25:54Z hostelworld-announces-strategic-investment-in-tipi-pty-ltd Hostelworld, the global hostel-focussed online booking platform, is pleased to announce a strategic USD $3 million investment (AUD $4.42 million as at today’s rate) in Australian start-up Tipi Pty Ltd, an innovative, hostel-focussed technology company. Tipi Pty Ltd provides technology solutions exclusively to the hostel market, enabling guests to check-in and download their keys prior to arrival. For hostel owners, this streamlines check-in, lowers staff overheads and creates a mobile community to engage more effectively with their guests. During their stay, guests can meet other people staying at the same time, see what’s on at the hostel and browse local experiences - increasing ancillary revenue and improving guest satisfaction scores. This minority share investment is in line with Hostelworld’s strategy to partner and invest in innovative technology businesses within the hostel market, which improve the Hostelworld experience for both hostel guests and hostel owners and differentiate Hostelworld from traditional OTAs (Online Travel Agency). As part of the investment, Hostelworld will support the business to achieve its ambitious growth plans and allow Hostelworld to provide smart technology solutions to its global hostel customer base. Tipi Pty Ltd customers will also have access to Hostelworld inventory, allowing them to make their next booking after check-out and move seamlessly between the two platforms, whether this is to engage directly with other guests, the hostel or book ancillary activities. The partnership will also mean that Tipi Pty Ltd will have a presence in London and Dublin. Jack Bowcott, CEO of Tipi Pty Ltd commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Hostelworld. They are the go-to platform for hostel travellers and have a key focus on investing in the best technology for the hostel market. We started Tipi Pty Ltd with the mission of making hostels smarter and guests happier. This investment brings us one step closer to achieving this objective, with the opportunity to bring our smart technology to a wider audience of hostels. We are extremely excited to partner with Hostelworld and work together to deliver on our ambitious global growth plans.” Commenting on the investment, Gary Morrison, CEO of Hostelworld said: “I’m pleased to announce our partnership with Tipi Pty Ltd, which will enable our hostel partners to provide a sophisticated and integrated digital check-in solution, which we believe is a compelling differentiator for our hosteller customers. The investment is in line with our strategy to invest in innovative technology businesses, to improve the experience for our hosteller customers and drive efficiencies and ancillary revenue for our hostel partners, positioning us as a market leader in the hostel sector.” About Hostelworld Group Hostelworld Group is a global hostel-focussed online booking platform, sparking social experiences for young and independent travellers. Our customers are not your average tourists; they crave unique experiences that we facilitate with the best choice of hostels around the world offered in 19 languages across the website and 13 languages on our app of our core brand Hostelworld. We have 20 years’ experience as the hostel Online Travel Agent (“OTA”) experts, and today we work with over 17,400 hostel properties globally, in addition to 20,000 other forms of budget accommodation. Our customers have access to an extensive database of more than 12 million customer reviews which allows them to choose the hostel that’s right for them. Since 1999 we’ve partnered with hostels worldwide, enabling them to manage and distribute their inventory to our highly engaged and valuable global customer base. For more information: www.hostelworldgroup.com About Tipi Pty Ltd Tipi is an award-winning travel startup on a mission to make hostels smarter and guests happier. We provide innovative technology solutions to hostels to enable their customers to check-in, download their key and meet other guests using app-based technology. Tipi automates a lot of the processes around check-in, which improves operational efficiency, creates a mobile platform to engage with guests and generates ancillary revenue streams for the hostel. We are a hostel-focused business dedicated to using technology to improve guest experience. Tipi Pty Ltd was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. For more information: www.tipi.travel elements by Elcom and Octopus BI by Arya Analytics Partner to Help Schools Make Smarter Decisions 2019-08-22T03:45:41Z elements-by-elcom-and-octopus-bi-by-arya-analytics-partner-to-help-schools-make-smarter-decisions elements by Elcom (www.elcom.com.au/elements), a market leading out-of-the-box school portal and communication solution, has partnered with Octopus BI by Ayra Analytics, a data analytics platform delivering insights on a school’s ecosystem. With this integration, school and user data from the elements portal can be pulled into Octopus BI to build detailed intelligence reports that help schools analyse their data and make informed decisions. These reports can be then be displayed in user-friendly and beautifully presented dashboards in elements. Schools can gather meaningful insights on their students, parents and staff; gaining a holistic understanding of individuals, as well as trends, to better support their needs.   Ryan Bloch, COO and General Manager at Elcom, explains, “elements makes it easy for schools to engage with parents, students and staff outside of the classroom. This partnership opens exciting opportunities for schools to meet all the information and communication needs of the entire community with a single integrated platform. Schools often feel overwhelmed by the vast volume of data that is collected from their technological ecosystem. This integration displays relevant data in elements, making it easy to analyse data and leverage it in a useful way, from improving school operations efficiency to identifying student learning trends, all from one platform.”   Hansa Wijayasundara, Founder at Octopus BI: "Octopus BI fills the gap in schools to consolidate data. Octopus BI converts raw unused data into meaningful insights for teachers, students and parents to use for their critical decision making. The partnership with Elcom brings us the opportunity to deliver seamless data analytics solutions to schools in Australia and New Zealand.”  Octopus BI will have access to the SQL server database that forms the backbone of the Elcom platform and the Elements school portal solution. The SQL server database can be consumed by Octopus BI as a data source to be used for creating powerful dashboards. Relevant school information is presented through colourful, easy-to-understand graphics. Octopus BI can consolidate data from not only Elements but also any integrated third-party solutions such as the Synergetic School Management System. Reports created in Octopus BI can then be embedded in elements and displayed in user-friendly dashboards, so everyone from administrators and teaching staff, to students and parents, can view this data and take quick action to improve underperforming areas.  About elements by Elcom  elements by Elcom is an easy-to-use, beautifully designed, out-of-the-box school portal with seamless built-in integrations to popular platforms including Canvas LMS and Synergetic Student Management System. Everything from personalised to-do lists, course feedback, attendance records, consent forms and timetables, news and upcoming events to student wellbeing trends and assessment analysis, is included. This enables schools to provide a central information and communication hub for students, parents and staff of all digital literacy levels. Elcom’s Digital Experience Platform also helps organisations deploy successful website, intranet, portal, digital workplaces, forms & workflow and enrolment solutions with third party integrations. Find out more about elements by Elcom here (www.elcom.com.au/elements).  About Octopus BI  Octopus BI is a business analytics platform delivering insights through beautiful data visualisations of your ecosystem. They are dedicated solely to the education sector and specialise in K-12 schools to achieve better learning outcomes for students. Octopus BI data visualisations are built to be tailored to your schools needs, with capabilities not seen anywhere else on the market. Find out more about Octopus BI here (www.octopusbi.com).  Blue Prism Partners with Wipro to Launch New Automation Lab in Melbourne 2019-08-21T23:12:44Z blue-prism-partners-with-wipro-to-launch-new-automation-lab-in-melbourne Melbourne – August 22nd, 2019 — Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) today announced that it has partnered with Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company to launch the new Wipro Automation Lab in Melbourne, Australia. Blue Prism is a strategic partner and principal sponsor of the lab, which has been designed to showcase the latest automation capabilities, including Blue Prism’s connected-RPA platform and intelligent automation solutions. As strategic partner, Blue Prism will be able to use the Automation Lab to demonstrate the capabilities of its Digital Workforce to key customers and prospects and will provide direct access to both Wipro and Blue Prism executives, product managers and leaders to drive new levels of collaboration and customer-led innovation. Wipro’s lab is designed to facilitate discussion and demonstration around intelligent automation, as well as providing a technology proof of concept workshop for customers, bringing together transformative enablers like a Digital workforce, connected-RPA, Cognitive Automation, Workflow and Analytics, as well as providing opportunities for graduates and skilled talent in Australia to get certified in the latest automation technologies. “The market momentum for RPA in Australia and New Zealand continues to skyrocket,” says Rob Mills, Vice President of ANZ for Blue Prism. “The Automation Lab is going to be a great vehicle to facilitate collaboration and the sharing of best practices. We are committed to working with Wipro to drive global innovative change for our customers. Together we are delivering a digital workforce that scales.” Manoj Nagpaul, Senior Vice President and Business Head, Asia Pacific and Japan, Wipro Limited said, “The combination of RPA, cognitive automation, and analytics is a game changer for data-processing and for gaining real-time insights for our customers. We are happy to be partnering with Blue Prism to demonstrate the potential their scalable enterprise-grade connected-RPA can bring to our clients via Blue Prism’s unique strategic approach and delivery model.” The Wipro Automation Lab is now open and located in the Wipro premises, Level 4, 80 Dorcas street, South Melbourne, Victoria, 3205. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and the public sector. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,500 global customers leverage Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce deployed in the cloud or on premises as well as through the company’s Thoughtonomy SaaS offering, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. ### Sue Ralston for Blue Prism Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au © 2019 Blue Prism Limited. “Blue Prism”, “Thoughtonomy”, the “Blue Prism” logo and Prism device are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Blue Prism Limited and its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Dell Boomi appoints Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan 2019-08-21T06:39:23Z dell-boomi-appoints-managing-director-for-asia-pacific-and-japan Sydney, Australia – August 21, 2019 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) has appointed Ajit Melarkode as its Managing Director for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) to expand existing and drive new revenue opportunities to capitalise on strong demand for cloud-based integration. Boomi provides cloud-based application integration and workflow automation to connect everything in a digital ecosystem for faster business outcomes. The platform links systems, applications, devices and processes so that data can flow automatically and reliably throughout an organisation. APJ organisations benefiting from the Boomi platform include Scoot Airlines, Ascendas-Singbridge, the University of Melbourne and the Environment Protection Authority Victoria. As head of APJ, Melarkode is tasked with leading the growth of Boomi across the region, where the company has experienced unprecedented traction since embarking on its expansion plans in 2016. With the growing demand for integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) in both developed and emerging markets, Melarkode will be responsible for driving the whole-of-region expansion strategy as well as strengthening partner and customer relationships. Commenting on his appointment, Melarkode said, “APJ is a compilation of extremely diverse markets – some quite mature, and others only just beginning to realise the need for digital transformation. There is a prevailing sense of urgency within progressive organisations to move away from legacy on-premises integration solutions, which are restrictive and inflexible, to cloud-based options like integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) that are much easier to use, and therefore more suited to business decision-making. “In the short term, the opportunity for us as a company is to further analyse this region to address the needs of organisations operating in any given nation while adhering to the governance that regulates them,” said Melarkode. “We will continue to build out our partner and customer ecosystem by driving the right levels of engagement to equip those partners and customers with solutions that help them unlock data and use it to drive modernisation strategies. This will help organisations fast-track adoption of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) as they develop prominence in both modern and less mature economies.” Melarkode joins Boomi with more than 25 years’ experience in the APJ, US and European IT industries, including senior positions across ITO, BPO, cloud, data and applications businesses. In his most recent role at Virtustream, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, Melarkode was responsible for the company’s expansion in APJ. Prior, he held leadership positions at Rackspace and Unisys. Melarkode is based in Singapore and reports to Boomi Senior Vice President, Will Corkery. “Boomi’s successful expansion in APJ is underscored by a healthy appetite for technologies that make companies operate more efficiency, deliver projects quicker, and fast-track revenue opportunities,” said Corkery. “Ajit’s trifecta of expertise – in business leadership, the region, and data management – will ensure we are not only delivering cloud-based integration but providing solutions that are localised and tailored to accelerate business outcomes within the region.” About Boomi Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, quickly and easily unites everything in your digital ecosystem so you can achieve better business outcomes, faster. Boomi’s intelligent, flexible, scalable platform accelerates your business results by linking your data, systems, applications, processes and people. Harnessing the power of the cloud to unify everything inside and outside of a business, Boomi gives more than 9,000 organisations the ability to future proof their application strategy. For more information, visit http://www.boomi.com. Special note: Statements in this material that relate to future results, future hiring, and future events or investment are forward-looking statements and are based on Boomi’s current expectations. In some cases, you can identify these statements by such forward-looking words as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “confidence,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “should,” “will” and “would,” or similar expressions. Actual results, hiring, customer trends, and events in future periods may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements because of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the challenge of finding and onboarding new personnel, marketplace trends, ongoing management attention to the market, the uncertainties associated with technology changes and the development and release of new technology. Boomi and Dell Technologies assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Yubico launches the YubiKey 5Ci - the World’s First Lightning-Compatible Security Key 2019-08-21T00:22:49Z yubico-launches-the-yubikey-5ci-the-world-s-first-lightning-compatible-security-key Yubico, the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys, today launched the world’s first key designed with both USB-C and Lightning connectors on a single device - the YubiKey 5Ci. A major feature of the new security key is it's unique dual-connector functionality, which will be of use for consumers or businesses looking for strong hardware-backed authentication across iOS, Android, MacOS, or Windows devices.  Currently retailing at USD$70 the YubiKey 5Ci is available for purchase via yubico.com.  The YubiKey 5Ci can be used to secure the 1Password, Bitwarden, Dashlane, Idaptive, LastPass, and Okta iOS mobile applications along with additional services accessed through the Brave iOS browser app. Supported logins on the Brave browser include Bitbucket.org, GitHub.com, Login.gov, Twitter.com, and 1Password.com.  "Security and privacy are the fundamental goals of every aspect of the Brave browser. We're always looking to provide a seamless and safe online experience. That means integrating the most effective authentication technologies as soon as they're available. We're excited that Brave is the first mobile browser to feature robust and secure phishing-resistant login by adding support for the YubiKey 5Ci," said Brendan Eich, CEO and Co-Founder at Brave. Monkton Rebar and XTN also support the YubiKey 5Ci in their latest software development kits.  “The YubiKey is the Root of Trust protecting access to our customers’ critical and most sensitive data. XTN supports strong hardware-backed authentication with the YubiKey to ensure our customers have access to the best software and hardware technologies. Now, with support for the new YubiKey 5Ci, we’re making it possible for our customers to leverage a portable hardware-backed root of trust for logging into multiple devices, including iPhones and iPads,” added Guido Ronchetti, CTO at XTN. Yubico's core invention is the YubiKey, which delivers strong hardware protection, with a simple touch, across any number of IT systems and online services. The YubiHSM, Yubico’s ultra-portable hardware security module, protects sensitive data stored in servers. However, to support a growing ecosystem, Yubico continues to work with industry leading iOS applications and browser supported services through the Yubico Developer Program. Partners with anticipated YubiKey 5Ci app support include: Dropbox, Keeper Security, SecMaker, and more.  Yubico is a leading contributor to the FIDO2, WebAuthn, and FIDO Universal 2nd Factor open authentication standards, and the company’s technology is deployed and loved by 9 of the top 10 internet brands and by millions of users in 160 countries. Authentication with the YubiKey 5Ci is also available over a USB-C connection, which is compatible with nearly every USB-C equipped laptop or mobile device, working with hundreds of applications and services listed in the Works with YubiKey catalog today.  Some capabilities are not currently supported on iPad Pro models with USB-C ports. “The YubiKey 5Ci fills a critical gap in the mobile authentication ecosystem,” said Jerrod Chong, Chief Solutions Officer, Yubico. “It is the first iOS-friendly security key on the market to offer strong, yet simple authentication over a Lightning connection, while still delivering a unified experience across other mobile, desktop or laptop devices. In an increasingly mobile-first world, where users are not tied to one machine, the YubiKey 5Ci serves an important role as a portable root of trust, proving that users are who they say they are, no matter what device they are on.” As the latest addition to the multi-protocol YubiKey 5 Series product line, the YubiKey 5Ci is equipped with FIDO2/WebAuthn, FIDO U2F, OTP (one-time password), PIV (Smart Card), and OpenPGP. With support for multiple authentication protocols, the YubiKey 5Ci delivers strong multi-factor (MFA), second-factor (2FA), and single-factor passwordless authentication for a simple and seamless user experience across the entire computing ecosystem. Application developers interested in adding support for the YubiKey 5Ci into their iOS mobile apps, can access the Yubico Mobile SDK for iOS — along with other helpful resources such as implementation guides, webinars, or reference code — at developers.yubico.com/yubikey5ci.  IT Job Seekers and Employers to Connect Virtually Around the Globe During ISACA’s Online Career Fair 2019-08-20T23:26:24Z it-job-seekers-and-employers-to-connect-virtually-around-the-globe-during-isacas-online-career-fair Sydney, Australia (21 August 2019) – Actively addressing the current skills gap, global association ISACA is holding its bi-annual Online Career Fair on 26 September 2019. Employers seeking great tech talent and IT professionals interested in exploring new jobs and professional development opportunities have the chance to connect in a virtual environment and access to a rich repository of career resources. According to the latest research from ISACA’s State of Cybersecurity 2019, cybersecurity professionals are still in short supply and hard to find, with 69 percent of respondents stating their cybersecurity teams are understaffed. “ISACA research has demonstrated that organisations worldwide continue to struggle to fill open roles for qualified IT professionals on their teams,” said Brennan P. Baybeck, ISACA board chair. “We know that a skilled, technology-minded workforce is critical to not only keeping businesses running optimally, but also has far-reaching impacts worldwide around security, data privacy and the ability for enterprises to effectively leverage technology’s growing capabilities. ISACA is proud to connect its talented professional community with leading employers and valuable resources to help practitioners and organisations achieve their full potential—and further drive the positive potential of technology globally.” To help job seekers prepare for the ISACA Online Career Fair and other career search activities, ISACA is also hosting a free hour-long webinar, How to Start Your Job Hunt, on 23 August 2019, which is available for replay. Learning and development professional Blair Celli will provide participants with insights into optimising their resumes/CV and LinkedIn profiles, narrowing down what they are looking for in a job, networking and applying for jobs effectively. Learn more and register now at http://www.isaca.org/Education/Online-Learning/Pages/webinar-how-to-start-your-job-hunt.aspx. The Online Career Fair allows ISACA members to search IT job listings, post their resume/CV, apply for positions online, chat in real time with potential employers and access career coaching via Catapult—free of charge. Companies seeking qualified candidates for open positions in IT and information systems benefit from having exposure to highly skilled, experienced and certified IT professionals from around the world. By sponsoring an online booth, a registered employer can easily engage in online conversations with prospective employees to determine whether they might be a good fit for the companies’ roles. Along with the Online Career Fair, ISACA’s Career Centre offers resources to build and improve careers through videos on building personal brands and networking skills, career tips, resume writing, career coaching and social networking profile development. Additionally, ISACA’s CareerLaser newsletter provides free monthly career advice, resources and job alerts related to audit, assurance, security, governance, risk management and more. Register at http://www.naylornetwork.com/isa-nwl/. Registration for the ISACA Online Career Fair and employer options for a virtual booth can be found here. About ISACA Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter:www.twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn:www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram:www.instagram.com/isacanews/ Contact: Julie Fenwick, 0468 901 655, jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au Lauren Graham, 0432 614 401, lgraham@daylightagency.com.au Enlighten listed in Gartner 2019 Hype Cycle for Human Capital Management Technology 2019-08-20T21:46:20Z enlighten-listed-in-gartner-2019-hype-cycle-for-human-capital-management-technology Wednesday 21 August 2019. Sydney, Australia. Enlighten has once again been listed in Gartner’s Hype Cycle series, under Human Capital Management Technology 2019[1], in the category of Mid/Back-Office Workforce Optimisation (MBWFO). As global experts in operational excellence, Enlighten has carved out a core competitive strength in mid/back-office workforce optimisation, which has been given a High Benefit rating by Gartner. MBWFO is designed to enhance productivity and improve the operational performance of mid- and back-office workers, who typically hold administrative and support roles. In the report, Gartner analyst Sam Grinter explains that, “MBWFO continues to be a focus for employers that are looking to both achieve a more efficient labour spend for groups of similarly skilled workers doing repetitive and common tasks, and to ensure that workers are motivated and productive”. To date, the majority of MBWFO activity has occurred in sectors such as retail banking, professional services, insurance and financial services. However, given the long-term benefits MBWFO provides for operational performance, it is predicted to expand across multiple industries in the future. Brent Churchill, CEO and Co-Founder Enlighten, said, “At Enlighten, our mission is to continue to educate the market about our robust MBWFO solution, and the advantages of enhancing productivity through more visible performance metrics”. Forbes[2] recently observed that employees with clear expectations and tools to do their work are the most engaged and show high rates of job satisfaction. An observation Enlighten sees time and time again when organisations implement tools that enhance productivity. Gartner has been monitoring this market for several years and believes, there is a “niche demand for mid-office and back-office WFO in the market [and] the primary challenge for this technology to overcome, in order to make it to mainstream adoption, is the lack of awareness of the potential benefits of MBWFO by potential customers”. Gartner validates this, saying, “WFO deployed in the mid office and back office typically increases the productivity of workers. The benefit of this is … the ability for the same number of FTEs to undertake a greater volume of work, while also maintaining or improving the quality of that work”. “Few companies do what Enlighten does. Our cutting-edge technology combined with consulting services drive business transformation and cost savings. Helping organisations achieve a balance between better work practices and employee well-being provides a rounded approach that stand-alone functions can’t achieve,” concluded Mr. Churchill. [1] Hype Cycle for Human Capital Management Technology, 2019 Published: 23 July 2019 ID: G00371398. Analyst(s): Helen Poitevin [2] https://www.forbes.com/sites/nazbeheshti/2019/01/16/10-timely-statistics-about-the-connection-between-employee-engagement-and-wellness/#2738779222a0 Rizing, LLC to Accelerate the Intelligent Enterprise with Acquisition of Transcend Spatial Solutions 2019-08-20T06:18:14Z rizing-llc-to-accelerate-the-intelligent-enterprise-with-acquisition-of-transcend-spatial-solutions STAMFORD, CONN. – August 19, 2019 –Rizing, LLC, the privately held global SAP® functional and technical firm, today announces the acquisition of Transcend Spatial Solutions (“Transcend”), a Geographic Information System (GIS) services and solutions company founded in 2010 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. (www.transcendspatial.com). Transcend’s expertise with GIS and LiDAR technology will integrate with Rizing’s SAP® enterprise asset management capabilities across industry verticals to accelerate the customer journey to the intelligent enterprise.   According to published research, 80% of all data has a location component to it. Businesses that can harness location data, integrate and visualize the data, and create data driven decision-making solutions have a competitive advantage in their industries. Tracking and visualizing traffic volumes, identifying geographic concentrations of high-volume incidents, evaluating potential asset improvements, or pinpointing under or overutilization of assets are just a few examples of how the partnership between Transcend and Rizing will create value for the modern enterprise. “We here at Rizing are extremely happy to announce to the market that the exceptional professionals of Transcend have become part of what we are building,” said Noel Fagan, CEO Vesta Partners, a Rizing company. “This deal was always about presenting to the market a more comprehensive vision of geospatially- enabled enterprise asset management. Marrying spatial tools and processes into enterprise asset management functions across our traditional industry base in the transport, utilities and oil and gas space has been a long-standing goal.” Transcend Spatial Solutions leverages location data originating from field data collection, LiDAR point clouds, and satellite imagery to build custom applications that allow for data visualization and monitoring of assets. Transcend’s products increase the value of location data by adding integration, validation, reporting and visualization capabilities. Transcend has been focused primarily on the transportation and telecommunications industries, supporting over 25 State Departments of Transportation (DOTs).  “We are very excited about joining Rizing,” said Connie Gurchiek, President of Transcend. “This merging of industry knowledge and experience will provide our long-term valuable clients with access to exciting new technologies and talented resources. The strength of the combined companies will allow us to grow into new markets and augment our products and services to better address the needs of existing and new clients.” With Rizing’s investment partner, One Equity Partners (OEP), Rizing is becoming one of the strongest partners in the SAP ecosystem through their combined end-to-end experience and strong industry experience. The partnership between Rizing and Transcend is less about radically changing either firms’ customers, solution sets or development roadmaps. Together, the combined companies will deliver leading-edge solutions to advance the combined use of enterprise and geospatial data.”  For more information, press only: Contact Sherryanne Meyer, Rizing Corporate Communications Director, sherry.meyer@rizing.com About Rizing Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., USA, Rizing is a privately held multinational company providing leading SAP functional and technical consulting services to its customers. Rizing is the parent company of Vesta Partners, a leading SAP EAM services firm (www.vestapartners.com), /N SPRO, a top SAP for Retail services firm(www.n-spro.com), Rizing HCM (www.rizinghcm.com) , an SAP SuccessFactors Gold Partner and Synchrony Global, SAP SuccessFactors Partner of the Year for APJ in 2017 (www.synchronyglobal.com). The Rizing businesses provide leading specialty SAP consulting services through deep industry experience and a proprietary approach to service delivery and use of IP tools. For more information, please visit www.rizing.com or contact: Rizing, LLC at +1 (203) 517-0400, info@rizing.com. About One Equity Partners OEP is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. 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DiUS announces general release of IoT device Powersensor 2019-08-20T04:27:54Z dius-announces-general-release-of-iot-device-powersensor Melbourne, Australia, 20 August 2019 – Australian technology company DiUS announced the general release of its latest Internet of Things (IoT) energy device, the Powersensor.  Powersensor is a compact smart device that easily wraps around a conduit to measure and broadcast detailed power data to the cloud.  It is designed equally for households and energy providers to understand and optimise energy use patterns.   The energy sector is experiencing significant disruption in the way consumers generate and use electricity, with energy providers concurrently navigating changing use patterns and new business models entering the market.  Powersensor facilitates energy provider innovation projects for market success in this challenging landscape, through detailed data and deep consumer insight. At a micro level, Powersensor enables householders to manage energy generation and consumption to minimise cost, and at a macro level enables energy providers to investigate broad behaviour patterns and identify evolving market needs.   A 2019 Deloitte report [link at end] recommended the Australian energy market shift its focus from incremental advances in core operation to adjacent and transformational innovation projects that make new opportunities and markets accessible.  Deloitte Australia Renewable Energy Partner John O’Brien noted that the Australian energy market is exposed to global shifts and recommended energy providers add focus to innovation plans “urgently,” centred on answering consumer behaviour shifts aligned to the rapid evolution of new technologies.  DiUS co-founder and CEO Joe Losinno has extensive experience in the Australian energy sector, IoT, and innovation projects, and advises all organisations begin their innovation journey with data.  “Energy providers have extensive data records; however, it is low resolution and without the level of detail required for modern decision-making. Providing timely access to granular and contextualised data is a necessary first step.   “DiUS engineered the Powersensor and associated cloud platforms to be attractive for consumers and energy providers, giving tangible advantage to both,” Losinno said. “Our Powersensor pilot projects revealed consumers are – if anything – even more motivated to use this type of technology than we had expected. Their primary goal is lower household energy bills, whether or not they have solar, which motivated adoption.  As consumer adoption accelerates, wider and deeper datasets will provide increasingly nuanced picture for energy providers – innovation starts with information.”   The Powersensor device is approximately 90 x 35 x 30 mm3 and powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, with four LEDs indicating network status.  The device is relatively low cost and significantly more easily deployed in a domestic or commercial environment, as it does not require electrician for installation. Harvesting high resolution data, Powersensor transmits to a secure cloud platform for visibility in near real-time.  The consumer app is intuitive and available on iOS and Android devices.  Energy provider partners connect through an API that supports secure granular and aggregate analysis. Powersensor was invented through the DiUS innovation programme and builds on a record of success bringing energy IoT devices to market since 2009, including PowerVu, Australia’s most adopted in-home energy monitor.     Deloitte report link: https://www2.deloitte.com/au/en/pages/energy-and-resources/articles/energy-accelerated-deloitte-australia-energy-resources-report.html