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Pegasystems has appointed Michael Evans as vice president for Australia and New Zealand. The company said this newly created role reflects its growth and investment in the market. According to Pegasystems its headcount locally has more than doubled in the last four years. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

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HubSpot has appointed David Shepherd as its first country manager and director of sales for Australia and New Zealand. Shepherd has been at the company for the last eight years and will be responsible for overall management and leadership of the ANZ sales team. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights

Two ANZ executives Maile Carnegie and Mark Hand have been promoted as the bank announced a new management structure designed to help it navigate the challenges in the sector. Carnegie, the former managing director of Google Australia and New Zealand, joined ANZ in 2016 to assist the bank’s digital transformation

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VC firm Artesian Venture Partners and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have eached chipped in $25 million to create a new $50 million venture capital fund. The agtech fund, named GrainInnovate, will support and resource start-ups which show the potential and commitment to deliver transformational impact to Australia’s

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The big four banks are backing a new educational initiative, the Schools Cyber Security program, designed to teach high school students about cyber security skills and encourage them to pursue a career in IT. The Australian Computer Academy (ACA) developed the $1.35 million national program which will be taught to

ANZ expects the impact of open banking on Australia’s financial industry will be profound. So much so that the bank is preparing to fundamentally change its business model. But it had to rely on regulators to get the conversation started. “From a large bank perspective, I think open banking helps

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Incumbent banks will need to embrace new business models to ensure their long term survival, argues Shayne Elliott, CEO of ANZ Bank. Speaking at the Sibos conference in Sydney yesterday, Elliot said 30 years of uninterrupted growth meant Australia was “a great place to be a bank”, but had bred

Commonwealth Bank in the leader in Australian mobile banking, cementing its top ranking for the second year in a row in a study by Forrester Research, which evaluated the mobile apps of Australia’s big four banks. Forrester’s report found CommBank leads the pack saying the bank blended “…extensive functionality with

ANZ is throwing its weight behind data marketplace Data Republic, making a strategic investment in the startup as well as signing up to access to the Data Republic platform. Data Republic is also backed by corporate venture capital arms of Westpac and NAB, as well as Qantas Loyalty. ANZ said

ANZ has acquired Australian property start-up REALas, a property price predicting service. It’s another step in ANZ’s digital transformation strategy, according to the company, which has made several digital hires this year. “This is an important acquisition for our digital transformation as we know customers are increasingly turning to online