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Infrastructure | Leadership & Communication | Technology

Is your business a critical infrastructure asset?

Last month, the New Zealand Stock Exchange came to a standstill as cyber-attackers carried out a series of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Overwhelming servers with a flood of traffic, the attackers halted the site’s main board, debt and Fonterra shareholder markets. Aftershocks were felt around the country, with trading effectively frozen for four…

17 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Legal

Conduct is the ‘new black’ in financial services – Dr. Andy Schmulow

Shortly after Dr. Andy Schmulow announced that a life insurer shamed in the banking Royal Commission would not be here in five years’ time, he indignantly retracted his statement. “I made a mistake,” Schmulow told Informa Connect ahead of the Credit Law Conference. “They won’t be here in five months’ time.” The well-known academic – one…

15 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

Digital degree market a totally different ball game, says Oxford’s Simon Marginson

From retail, to healthcare, to corporate enterprise, the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred digital disruption in almost every sector. For some activities, the digital medium has proven to be more popular than its in-person alternative. With the arrival of bulk-billable telehealth, for example, overall GP consultations have surged. As have virtual meeting software sign-ups, with research…

9 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Social Policy

Becoming Australia’s second quadriplegic doctor – insights from Dr. Dinesh Palipana

As a quadriplegic medical professional, Dr. Dinesh Palipana spends much of his time at hospital. Either tending patients or being one himself. The car accident and resulting spinal cord injury that left him paralysed made medical school a challenge. But Palipana saw it through, becoming only the second quadriplegic in Australia to have done so.…

7 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Technology | Transport & Logistics

Unlocking VTS data for optimal port operations

With $1.2 billion worth of trade moving through Australian ports every day, it is not surprising that the role of ports as a ‘service provider’ – and not just a ‘landowner’ - is becoming increasingly important. Dr. Tim Wilkes of Marico Marine believes real time data, like that collected by vessel traffic systems (VTS), will…

2 Sep 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Education

How do we help our country survive? A change in focus for Australian universities

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has not been kind to any of us, but for Australia’s higher education sector it has been crippling. A huge drop-off in international students – which once comprised the nation’s third largest export – has left a $16 billion dent in the industry. This has prompted the government to reconsider some…

31 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare | Leadership & Communication

COVID-19 is as much an aged care mental health crisis as it is a physical one, researcher says

Australia was approximately fourteen months into its Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety when the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic took hold. For a sector already beset with staffing, skilling and budgetary constraints, the pandemic has had a profound impact, prompting some to describe it as an “aged care crisis”. Whilst much of the…

26 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Leadership & Communication | Transport & Logistics

Industry 4.0 and implications for the maritime workforce

When plans to build the world’s first fully autonomous container vessel, the MV Yara Birkeand, were first unveiled, opinions varied as to whether the project would give way to an autonomy of things revolution in maritime. Rolls-Royce's Oskar Levander took an optimistic slant famously remarking, "This is happening. It's not if, it's when. The technologies needed to…

25 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Education | Leadership & Communication | Uncategorised

Ten ways virtual conferences trump live events

They say adversity is often the catalyst for change and for large-scale events, COVID-19 has been no exception. With ongoing public health policies, like border closures and social distancing, virtual conferences are fast becoming the norm for Australian business. In fact, 85% of companies are now using digital channels for education purposes. With live policy…

20 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Healthcare

Vaccine development – what have we learned from COVID-19?

From the moment a pandemic is declared, every day, week and month that passes without a vaccine is significant. Globally, Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) has been seen to infect more than one hundred thousand people in a single day, with a fatality rate of up to five percent. Despite this urgency, the vaccine development process is…

18 Aug 2020, by Amy Sarcevic
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