The charitable foundation run on behalf of the family of technology entrepreneur Simon Hackett has agreed to become the Presenting Sponsor of the WOMADelaide world music festival for 2016.
WOMADelaide (http://www.womadelaide.com.au) is a culturally rich event held in March each year that transforms Adelaide’s peaceful Botanic Park into a lively and vibrant community of music, movement, food, flavours, people and performances.
WOMADelaide has already announced its first acts for 2016 including a collaborative debut between Angélique Kidjo and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; South African vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Canadian scientist David Suzuki and Aussie ska & jazz band The Cat Empire.
Hackett is a long time supporter of WOMADelaide, having initiated his former company Internode’s major sponsorship of the event from 2012 to 2015. At the 2015 event his family, through the Hackett Foundation, sponsored the amazing Architects of Air installation, ‘Exxopolis’.
The CEO of Australian energy storage trailblazer Redflow, Stuart Smith, will next week inform a global gathering of industry leaders about its breakthrough battery technology.
Mr. Smith said soaring power bills, fossil fuel-related emissions from power plants and intermittent power supply were just a few of the problems that affordable energy storage could solve. “Time-shifting the power harvested from renewable energy supplies and reducing peak demand have a massive potential to cut our carbon emissions and at the same time actually reduce the cost of the power we pay for,” he said.
Mr. Smith has accepted an invitation to speak next week at the FiRe (Future in Review) conference, a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe (www.futureinreview.com) is a world leading conference that explores how technology drives the world economy and in using technology to solve major social challenges.
Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats, overnight announced that Centrify Identity Service delivers Day 1 support for the just-released OS X El Capitan operating system for Macs.
Centrify Identity Service also recently released Day 1 support for iOS 9, allowing organisations to confidently adopt the latest Apple technology and address enterprise mobility and BYOD challenges. This continues Centrify’s long standing track record of delivering Day 1 support for Mac OS X releases as evidenced by our Day 1 support for Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion.
As more employees access cloud-based applications via Mac and mobile devices, IT is challenged to secure access to these apps, as well as the devices used to access them. The Centrify Identity Service reduces cost and complexity for IT by unifying security policy across apps, identity, and Mac and mobile devices — all in a single solution. This enables IT to ensure that only authorised devices and users have access to corporate information.
“To truly enable Apple devices in the enterprise, IT needs more than device management products that give short shrift to Macs, or SSO products that don’t extend to Mac and mobile devices,” said Chris Webber, Director of Products at Centrify.
Centrify Corporation, the leader in securing identities from cyberthreats, overnight announced the expansion of its big data security solution with support for NoSQL — reinforcing Centrify’s status as the only vendor to comprehensively address identity management for big data.
As part of this announcement, Centrify has also established strategic partnerships with leading NoSQL vendors Couchbase, DataStax and MongoDB.
“Centrify enables big data teams to reduce CapEx and OpEx by streamlining the process of securing access across big data and other core IT systems that require strict controls and enforcement of security policy,” said Bill Mann, chief product officer of Centrify.
More than 50 snowy-haired people with albinism visit Cairns this weekend for a major conference on the causes, challenges and achievements related to the misunderstood genetic condition.
With delegates and speakers coming from throughout Australia and New Zealand, the sixth Albinism Fellowship of Australia Biennial Conference will run from Friday, September 25, to Sunday, September 27, at the Hilton Cairns.
Albinism, a genetic condition caused by a lack of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes, is linked to pale skin, white hair and poor eyesight, often in the range of legal blindness. With an occurrence of one in 17,000, Australia has more than 1300 persons with albinism.
Persons with albinism work in all areas of Australian life. AFA members include an MP, a doctor, business owners and senior executives in the public sector. Former Adelaide man, Professor Paul Delaney, who has albinism, is today a leading astronomer in North America.