CeBIT’s last day but the gems keep surfacing

CeBIT’s last day but the gems keep surfacing

It might be the third and final day of the Asia Pacific’s largest technology exhibition, CeBIT Australia in Sydney, but the eye-opening technology presentations keep coming.

The NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW was out this morning promoting its range of grants, loans and loan guarantees that are available for startups and fast growing small businesses to help them establish, grow and create jobs.

On the NSW Government stand, Wahroonga company Aervision Technologies showcased its innovative solutions which merge artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, computer vision and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

It has developed a highly accurate and fast biometrics engine and products including the ‘AerPalm’ which recognises people by veins in their palm; the ‘AerPass’ which scans irises in under a second with 1 in 2.3 trillion accuracy; ‘AerCrowd’ which analyses crowd behaviour in busy areas like shopping centres; ‘AerCount’ which counts people entering locations; and ‘AerPark’ which monitors parking lot occupancy.

'We are selling across NSW, Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland as well as exporting to Singapore and the United Kingdom and at CeBit we hope to gain a wider audience and also network with other like minded companies,' managing director Dr Abbas Bigdeli said.

Everywhere Venues of Bathurst today launched a new online directory for people to search, compare, book and pay for venues on demand, allowing venue owners to maximise returns and create opportunities for business and tourism.

'Venue Managers use the powerful backend portal to create venue listings, manage bookings, receive payments, receive qualified venue leads and view user statistics on how their assets are being used and the demographics of their customers,' managing director Zoe Hida said.

Morning highlights of the Cyber Security conference included an introduction by the NSW Government Chief Information Security Officer Dr Maria Milosavljevic and keynotes by federal Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security Angus Taylor, Australian Cyber Security Centre head Alastair MacGibbon, and Symantec CEO Greg Clark on protecting against cyber attacks.

Telstra’s Head of Security Services Jacqui McNamara also spoke on reducing risk from mobile and social media applications, and there was a panel discussion on the importance of embedding a company wide cyberculture to protect businesses.

The CeBIT Startup conference attracted strong morning interest with Fergus Park from Amadeus who manages technology solutions for travel agencies talking up the business potential of startups targeting 21st century business problems.

Two morning panel discussions included a frank chat about what actually happens at venture capital firms which brought together representatives from Reinventure, Right Click Capital, NAB Ventures, AirTree Ventures and Westpac Wire; and on building a global business with Airtasker, Aconex, Hyper Anna and The Female Quotient.

Also, a ‘what you need to know’ session about accelerators, incubators and co-working hubs offered insights from Bradley Delamare from Tank Stream Labs, Karen Lawson from Slingshot, Michelle Chee from Cicada Innovations and Melissa Pye from muru-D.

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