Women Encouraged to Join Mining Industry
The Queensland Government has announced a new incentive to attract women to Australia’s mining industry, Australian Mining reported today.
A scholarship program available to women who study and go on to work in the mining sector has been offered in an effort to shake up what has previously been a male-dominated industry. Currently, women represent less than half of the mining industry’s workforce.
According to John-Paul Langbroek, the State Minister for Education, Training and Employment, 500 scholarships of up to $20,000 over four years will go to women studying subjects including agricultural science, architecture, engineering, geological science, building services and IT. Scholarships are available from Certificate IV through to postgraduate levels.
"This is a great opportunity to boost female participation in traditionally male-dominated industries and train more skilled workers for the areas that need them most," Mr Langbroek told The Bulletin.
Applications for these scholarships may be found here and will be closed this Friday, October 12.
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.