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Cannabis therapy slow to disrupt the pharmaceutical industry

Cannabinoid treatments now available in Australia will disrupt the pharmaceutical pain sector, but the new industry is far from reaching its full potential, according to Australian company FreshLeaf Analytics, that analyses industry data.

Data champion named finalist in Telstra Business Women’s Awards

Data freedom champion and founder of ID Exchange, Joanne Cooper, has been named as a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in the NSW Small Business Category.

Big-spending Potentia buys into CompliSpace

Big spending private equity firm Potentia Capital has added software company CompliSpace Technology to its impressively growing portfolio as part of its a $300 million investment budget.

Supermarket chain withdrawal means job losses and intrigue

Mystery continues to swirl around the sudden decision of major European supermarket chain Kaufland to abandon its multi-million dollar attempt to establish itself in Australia and whether an alleged conspiracy to keep them out could be duplicated to block leading technology companies from opening here.

Trivago website misleading says Federal Court

Start-ups and budding entrepreneurs trying to stretch their scarce dollars as far as possible will have second thoughts about using the once popular Trivago hotel comparison website following an Australian Hight Court ruling.

The Aussie Entrepreneur whose blockchain-based company is combating the global blood diamond trade

Everledger​ recently raised $20 million for its expansion into China but the story behind the company’s rapid growth is as compelling a tale as the story of its resounding success.

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NAB Global Australian Award Winner

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Dr David Putrino took out both the NAB Global Australian Award as well as the GE Healthcare Award.

The Arts Award Winner

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Angelica Mesiti lives and works between Paris and Sydney. Mesiti is a contemporary artist working in the field of moving image installation and performance.

Global Alumni Award Winner

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Before he joined the Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (Corruption Eradication Commission), as Commissioner, Dr Syarif was a Senior Lecturer at Hasanuddin University, Faculty of Law, Makassar, Indonesia.

Advanced Manufacturing Award Winner

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Adam Gilmour is the CEO and Founder of Gilmour Space Technologies, a venture-funded rocket company in Queensland, Australia that is developing a new breed of hybrid launch vehicles for small satellite/payload customers.

Social Impact Award Winner

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Richard Fuller is a founder and president of the nonprofit Pure Earth (formerly known as Blacksmith Institute) dedicated to solving pollution problems in low and middle-income countries, where human health is at risk.

Sustainability Award Winner

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Hugh Whalan is CEO of PEG Africa, which uses pay-as-you-go technology to provide solar to millions of people in West Africa. 

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Podcast #376: Kevin Kelly

Author of What Technology Wants, Out of Control and The Inevitable: Understanding the Twelve Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future, Kevin Kelly is a writer and a founding executive editor of Wired Magazine.

Controlling AI

AI can do a lot of specific tasks as well as, or even better than, humans can — for example, it can more accurately classify images, more efficiently process mail, and more logically manipulate a Go board.

Marta Dusseldorp in conversation

Marta Dusseldorp, highly respected star of screen and stage, in conversation with Holly Ransom on using one’s platform to drive the change that matters.

Liam Scanlan from Eat Your Water

Liam has been named one of the top 50 people in e-commerce in the whole of Australia.

Susan Anderson – Anderson on her Uber rating, the future of mobility, and road pricing

Adrian and Ilya talk with the General Manger of Uber Australia and New Zealand, Susan Anderson about her Uber rating, how the rider sharing platform has stayed ahead in the Australian market, and her reflections on the future of mobility and road pricing.

What Happens When a Billion Indians Finally Get Online?

The spread of internet-connected smartphones in India is upending everything from jobs and marriage to politics and education.

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Advance’s new board member signals new direction

The organisation that has been connecting Australian expats since 2001, has appointed KPMG’s Doug Ferguson to its board as it looks to actively connect expats with jobs back home, as well as business opportunities with Australian companies.

Elbaite drives cryptocurrency trading to the next level

Stone & Chalk cryptocurrency startup, Elbaite, was founded in 2017; enabling Australians to exchange cryptocurrency with fewer fees, more trust and control, and better trade conditions.

Aussie company DigitalMaas rockets into the rankings as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Asia Pacific region

Australian digital marketing company DigitalMaas has rocketed onto the Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM Asia Pacific rankings for 2019 after reporting a growth of 235 per cent over three years

Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar keynote speaker at seminar

Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar, one of the most sought-after entrepreneurs in Australia, will be a featured speaker at this year’s Spark Festival.

The backroads of artificial intelligence and its challenge

Artificial Intelligence is seen as both a solution to intractable problems and a major challenge to social, political and economic life.

Building a brand just as important as building a business

Join Principals strategy director, Moensie Rossier as she shares her thoughts on how to build a brand, not just a business.