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Stephanie Moroz with Manuel Wieser
Stephanie Moroz with Manuel Wieser

Australian battery technology innovator Nano-Nouvelle, recent winner of a Federal commercialisation grant, has proved that its pioneering processes are ready for plug-and-play production.

The Sunshine Coast-based company designs innovative nanotechnology materials that can boost the energy storage capacity of lithium ion batteries by as much as 50 per cent.  Lithium ion batteries power devices such as mobile phones, notebooks, electric cars, drones and energy storage systems.

In a trial last month, Nano-Nouvelle worked with Portland, Oregon-based Polaris Battery Labs to successfully apply a graphite layer to its copper-coated nanomaterial, Copper Lumafoil. The trial proved graphite adheres well to Lumafoil’s porous nanostructure and that Lumafoil is strong enough to work in present battery manufacturing lines.

Nano-Nouvelle Product Development Manager Manuel Wieser, who oversaw the trial, said Lumafoil had generated a lot of attention at last month’s 34th International Battery Seminar & Exhibit in Florida.

UltraServe Chief Revenue Officer Paul McClureUltraServe Chief Revenue Officer Paul McClureAustralian commerce specialist UltraServe has recruited experienced technology executive Paul McClure to the new position of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) to accelerate its international growth.

The latest step in a management redesign to streamline supporting enterprise customers, Paul’s role will focus on driving UltraServe’s revenue growth, specifically generating new opportunities from strategic partnerships, product development and new customers.

Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in technology leadership positions including sales, strategy and business development, technology and product development. Paul worked for Commvault for the past 11 years, including establishing Commvault’s worldwide cloud and service provider line of business. His most recent role, which was based in San Francisco, will assist with UltraServe’s global expansion.

Now located in Sydney, Paul will manage UltraServe’s sales, pre-sales and marketing functions, reporting directly to the company’s Chief Executive Officer Matthew Hyland.

Matt Hyland said Paul brought a wealth of experience to the new Chief Revenue Officer role. "Paul’s goal is to drive our revenue growth through product development and building partnerships to further strengthen our valued-based market offering to our existing and new customers,” he said.

Intercede’s MyID technology and Centrify Identity Service enable compliance with HSPD 12 and open new mobile use cases for employees

Centrify Chief Product Officer Bill MannCentrify Chief Product Officer Bill MannUK-based cybersecurity and identity management expert Intercede has announced a partnership with Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity, to secure and manage mobile access in highly regulated industries.

The partnership is intended to assist enterprises that must comply with Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), FIPS 201-2 and NIST 800-157.

Interecede’s MyID enables enterprises to replace employee passwords with more secure and convenient digital identities on smart cards.  This solution then manages the lifecycle of credentials, for example revoking them if a user leaves an organisation or updating them in advance of the credentials expiring. All credential issuance and lifecycle events are recorded into MyID, providing full visibility and audit capabilities.

By integrating Intercede’s mobile identity agent and software development kit (SDK) with Centrify Identity Service’s derived credential, the companies are creating a superior security solution for end-users and allowing mobile devices to be used for secure access to apps, websites and services that require smart card authentication. 

For enterprises that need stronger authentication that eliminates passwords, or Federal agencies and other organisations that must comply with HSPD-12, NIST guidance and other security mandates for Smart Card authentication, Centrify’s derived credential solution provides a seamless way to provide mobile access without compromising security.

XapiApps CEO Nick Stephenson
XapiApps CEO Nick Stephenson

An Adelaide company that sells software to reduce medical errors in US hospitals suggests Australian health providers use technology to track on-the-job skills to avoid a repeat of the ‘fake doctor’ fiasco.

XapiApps (pronounced zappy apps), which has successfully sold its Learning Experience Builder software to hospitals in Washington DC, Maryland and Nebraska, believes that integrated checks of day-to-day performance can raise a ‘red flag’ to identify untrained or inexperienced medical staff.

XapiApps CEO Nick Stephenson said the case of an untrained man working undetected as a junior doctor for 11 years in NSW hospitals highlighted the problem of current skills compliance systems. “As a nation, Australia depends on importing skilled professionals for its health system,” he said.

“This case demonstrates how it is possible for someone to slip through the cracks unless there is a rigorous, systematic approach to monitoring and measuring how people perform their daily jobs.”