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Australian tech accelerator network Stone & Chalk has merged with cybersecurity organisation AustCyber in a deal that will see the two technology networks share resources to accelerate growth in the local sector. AustCyber – an independent not for profit established in 2017 with federal government grants to grow the Australian

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Qualtrics today announced Jason Laufer as its new country manager for Australia and New Zealand. Laufer joins the survey and experience management provider from LinkedIn and has previously held senior roles at IBM and Microsoft. Laufer is also recognised as one of Australia’s Outstanding LGBTI Leaders. Founded in 2002, Qualtrics

Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO of Amazon, moving to the role of executive chairman in the third quarter of 2021. Current Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy will become the company’s new boss. The tech giant announced the move today in financial results. Bezos founded Amazon in 1994

Swinburne University of Technology on Friday announced digital innovator John Chambers will join its Council this month. Chambers is a seasoned corporate and board executive, with senior executive and advisor experience across start-up, telecommunications and digital organisations, the university said in a statement. Speaking of the appointment, Swinburne University of

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Pureprofile today announced three new appointments to its Australian team, including  new head of data, innovation and product Young Ham, who joins from rival research company Kantar. Pureprofile, an ASX listed market and data research company, completed an $18.8 million recapitalisation in December to grow its data sources and expand

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Microsoft is offering its partners a hefty discount on leadership programs for women in a bid to improve diversity in the local tech sector.  Microsoft Australia has partnered with Women Rising, a career and leadership coaching program for women, to offer the course to internal employees and those of its

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Australian healthtech startup HealthMatch has raised $18m in a round led by venture capital fund Square Peg, with early backer Tempus Partners doubling down. New investors in the company include the family office of former Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and Lucy Turnbull, former chair of listed Australian biotechnology company

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Thunderhead, a customer engagement and real-time journey orchestration platform has appointed Aarron Spinley as VP ANZ as it seeks to grow its footprint of customers in the region in response to what it says is growing demand. He joins during a purple patch for the business which has enjoyed robust

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Technology incubator and network Stone & Chalk today announced it has added Janine Stewart and Richard Umbers to its board as non-executive directors. Stewart has held senior roles at CBA, Qantas and Newscorp while Umbers is the former CEO of Myer where he oversaw the company’s transition to ecommerce. Most

Data Republic, a company that attracted millions in funding from the likes of Qantas, NAB, Westpac and Singtel for its data marketplace platform has reset its strategy and will now offer enterprise software. The company sees more potential in facilitating accessibility and innovation than in data commercialisation, and wants to