Why you must attend the Africa Australia Technical Mining Conference 2015
With the AusIMM Africa Australia Technical Mining Conference 2015 just over a month away, executives across the country need to consider making the trip to Adelaide this June.
Set to take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre June 11-12, this will be an essential conference in addressing the technological gap in the relationship between the African and Australia mining industries. This year’s theme is “Bridging the technology divide through collaboration,” as it will feature a tremendous lineup of presentations from professionals based in both Australia and Africa.
The list of keynote speakers include CRCMining CEO Paul J A Lever, University of South Australia professor John Ralston and University of Adelaide Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering John Beynon, each of which will discuss a wide range of topics.
Mining in Africa is a huge business and provides excellent opportunities for growth with its global positioning near Asia, the Middle East and Southern Europe. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian companies currently hold about 40 per cent of Africa’s internally owned mining projects – far more than any other country. These projects alone are worth over $40 billion, so attending this conference is a must if you plan to make sure your organisation will be part of this enormous development.
Those interested can register here.
Amobee Appoints Nick Brien As CEO
In its latest strategic move, Amobee—a global multimedia advertising leader—announced that Nick Brien will be its Chief Executive Officer. The company is entirely owned by Singtel, Asia’s leading communications technology organisation, which provides consumers with mobile, broadband, and TV and businesses with data hosting, cloud, network infrastructure, analytics, and cybersecurity tools.
Brien, who has worked for Microsoft, Intel, P&G, and American Express, will take over to drive the next generation of advertising tech. Said Evangelos Simoudis, Chairman of the Board of Amobee: ‘Nick has the deep expertise in advertising that we need to seize the market opportunities ahead’.
How Did Brien Get Here?
Before joining Amobee, Brien led 15,000 people across 40 divisions as CEO of the Americas for Dentsu International. For thirty years, he’s helped brands pilot unique advertisements, keeping up with the latest trends. He’s served as CEO of McCann Worldgroup, global CEO of IPG Mediabrands, President of Hearst Marketing Services, and CEO of iCrossing. Over the course of his career, he’s consistently strategised how to keep up with digital shifts. Now, he’ll capitalise on Amobee’s legions of experienced data scientists and developers.
‘I’m excited to be joining Amobee at such a transformative time in our industry’, Brien explained. ‘We’ll pilot advertising accountability and intelligent decisioning. And there’s no doubt in my mind that optimising media performance—whether you’re targeting, planning, buying, or delivering—can only be achieved using applied science, machine learning, and data analytics’.
What Does This Mean for Amobee?
Amobee is set on growing its personal brand within the advertising sector. As APAC social media influencers, Gen Z growth hackers, and viral content producers start to enter the field, established companies will be working doubly hard to keep up. Amobee, however, is still looking good. With a Gartner Magic Quadrant for Ad Tech, a Forrester New Wave recognition, and now, Nick Brien as CEO, the firm is set up for success.