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Insight Reports

Kickstarting Innovation And Collaboration in Hydrogen Projects
30 November 2020

Energy Transition to renewables is occurring at an unprecedented rate with Hydrogen offers an environmentally friendly, cost effective option. This paper uses EarlyBirds big data pool to uncover new methods to make it easier for Australia to adopt Hydrogen.

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White Papers

C-Suite Executive Guide to Accelerated Innovation: The Open Innovation Ecosystem
23 February 2021

CEOs and Executives realise the need to tackle corporate challenges but may be unsure of the next steps. This white paper discusses how innovation drives growth and considers why companies struggle to innovate. EarlyBirds can realise the CEOs dream of finding and matching suitable innovations to achieve corporate goals.

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Enabling a Digital Transformation Strategy in Education Sector
23 February 2021

The pandemic has added a layer of complexity to existing education sector challenges as to how students are administered, instructed and assessed.  Strategies are needed to link the numerous technology themes capable of providing clear pathways for an ‘outside in’ approach for actionable innovation.

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Enabling a Digital Transformation Strategy: Healthcare
23 February 2021

Digital disruption is impacting the healthcare sector. Patients want on-demand, away from hospital access to providers and control over their well-being. Technology is changing patient diagnosis, disease prevention, health management and treatment. Learn how you can identify solutions to these challenges with EarlyBirds innovation ecosystem and frameworks.

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Enabling a Digital Transformation Strategy: Operations & Maintenance
23 February 2021

The operations and maintenance sector are consumers of digital technology, but new disruptive technology is accelerating the rate and scope of change. Learn how to digitize equipment and manage facilities by using the EarlyBirds global ecosystem of innovations and framework to solve these challenges.

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Enabling a Digital Transformation Strategy: Public Sector
23 February 2021

Public sector agencies are experiencing significant digital disruption. They also face a significant challenge to deliver services to millions of citizens. A clear digital transformation strategy can be enabled by using the EarlyBirds global ecosystem of innovations and framework.

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Creating a Digital Transformation Strategy for Banking & Financial Services
22 February 2021

The banking and financial services sector is changing rapidly with traditional business lines being disrupted and substantial monetary penalties imposed for non-compliance. New business models and a cross functional approach to innovation is required. Check how you can accelerate transformation using new innovation models.

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Enabling a Digital Transformation Strategy: Energy Sector
22 February 2021

The demand for greater energy efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy plus the emergence of disruptive technology is eroding the energy sector value chain. Business leaders need to expand their options and find new ways to solve these challenges by accessing and understanding the value innovators from across the globe offer. 

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Latest Webinars, Videos

EarlyBirds cofounders Kris Poria and Jeff Penrose talks with Rachel Jones at Kalkine TV

EarlyBirds cofounders Kris Poria and Jeff Penrose talks with Rachel Jones at Kalkine TV

Energy and Mining Technology Investment Interview Series - Kris Poria talking with Tijana LaBianca

Welcome to “Energy and Mining Technology Investment Interview Series“ presented by EarlyBirds and Energy Conference Network for the Energy and Mining Technology Investment Summit on August 18-19 in Sydney as well as a virtual Summit. Kris Poria co-founder of EarlyBirds interviews Tijana LaBianca. Tiyana is the Manager of Innovation and Improvement at South32, globally accountable for South32’s Innovation and Improvement portfolio and capabilities.

Tijana’s career spans across funds management and mining, gathering significant experience in the resources sector across several commodities. This includes time spent working for a boutique hedge fund undertaking research and evaluation of global commodity markets, six years with BHP across a range of finance, strategy and transformation roles, and most recently her role with South32 which spans across technology, strategy, business planning, innovation and improvement supporting both Operations and Functions.

Visit the event website for more details: https://emti-australia.energyconferencenetwork.com/

Energy and Mining Technology Investment Interview Series - Kris Poria talking with Stefan Hrabar

Welcome to “Energy and Mining Technology Investment Interview Series“ presented by EarlyBirds and Energy Conference Network for the Energy and Mining Technology Investment Summit on August 18-19 in Sydney as well as a virtual Summit. Kris Poria co-founder of EarlyBirds interviews Stefan Hrabar CEO and cofounder of Emesent. Stefan has been at the forefront of drone autonomy R&D for nearly 20 years. Following his PhD in Computer Science / Robotics on this topic, he spent 13 years at CSIRO where he continued his work on vision and lidar-based perception and navigation for drones. He led the development and commercialisation of Hovermap in CSIRO, and co-founded Emesent in 2018 to bring this ground-breaking technology to market.

Visit the event website for more details: https://emti-australia.energyconferencenetwork.com/

EarlyBirds webinar with Active & Thriving

Louis Island and Josh Marsden are health professionals who were frustrated by the lack of digitally delivered wellbeing solutions that were balanced between mental, physical and social wellbeing so set a vision to create their own by founding Active & Thriving.  Active & Thriving is on a mission to become the world’ leading employee wellbeing platform by providing scalable and evidence-based behaviour change solutions. For as little as 1$ per person, per month, Active & Thriving empower employees to live healthy and fulfilling lives, making workplaces unstoppable.

EarlyBirds webinar - How human-centered design can solve systemic social challenges with Scott Weiss

We believe that sometimes it is not the product that brings benefits and the change required in any industry or business. Some time it is the passionate people especially Subject Matter Experts who are the key change agents. These people bring transformation across our communities and industries. And Today our guest is one of those leaders - Scott Weiss . Scott is a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and A former IDEO organizational and systems designer. Scott is currently applying human-centered design, civic innovation practices, and community organizing towards solving systemic social challenges. Scott has been partnering with creative and passionate client teams across sectors, communities of faith, and industries. He helps delivering innovative, strategic, and impact-driven solutions to a wide variety of complex challenges. Some of his partners include Harvard University, The United Nations, The City of New York, The UJA-Federation, and the Skoll Foundation. Today Scott has presented on - How human-centered design can solve systemic social challenges.

EarlyBirds webinar with Parousya Technologies, an Australian FinTech automatic check-in technology

Today our guest is Arthur Argyropoulos who is the founder and CEO of Parousya Technologies, an Australian FinTech with worldwide patents in new automatic check-in technology (without QR codes) to help streamline the delivery of new and innovative digital services and fulfil the Govt's digital economy strategy.  Parousya helps users connect to the brands they trust. Arthur has founded multiple startups in Cyber Security, Mobile Payments and Managed Services. His experience includes a 14-year career at Hewlett Packard, and 20 years as an entrepreneur and tech investor. Arthur holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne. Arthur is also the founder and CEO of CabFare, a Melbourne-based FinTech company specialising in mobile payment solutions for taxis and limousines and Tyro’s biggest customer. 

EarlyBirds weekly webinar with Aria Health (a ResMed company) - taking a medical device from concept to market.

Liam Holley is the Lead Research Engineer in the Sleep and Respiratory Care Business at ResMed, A company that makes cloud connected medical devices to diagnose and treat Sleep Apnea, and respiratory disorders. Liam has also served on the medical advisory committee for the American Alliance for Healthy Sleep, and is a current member of the EarlyBirds Industry Advisory Board.

Liam has co-hosted this webinar today with Kris Poria. Format of the webinar is similar where Aria Health has shared their story for 20-25 mins and then open for questions.

Dinesh Ramanan is the product development lead for Aria Health, a ResMed company and co-inventor of the Aria Free (TM) Pneumatic Compression Device. Aria Health is working to provide freedom and flexibility to the millions of people facing the challenges and burdens of treating lymphedema and other chronic edema conditions. Prior to his work with Aria Health, Dinesh was a key member of the clinical science and innovation team within ResMed, and he combines over ten years of medical device experience with his master’s degree in biomedical engineering from UNSW.

Dinesh shared Aria's journey taking a medical device from concept to market.

Energy and Mining Technology Investment Interview Series - Kris Poria talking with Richard Adams

Welcome to “Energy and Mining Technology Investment Interview Series“ presented by EarlyBirds and Energy Conference Network for the Energy and Mining Technology Investment Summit on August 18-19 in Sydney as well as a virtual Summit. Kris Poria co-founder of EarlyBirds interviews Richard Adams Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) as well as the Director of the Center for Renewable Energy and Economic Development (CREED). Visit the event website for more details: https://emti-australia.energyconferencenetwork.com/

EarlyBirds Webinar with SecureThings CEO Vishal Bajpai

In this webinar, EarlyBirds' Kris Poria hosts a startup from California USA with R&D centre in India, called SecureThings SecureThings (https://www.securethings.ai​) is a leading Automotive Cybersecurity product company. SecureThings was founded in late 2017 with an aim to secure connected vehicles eco-system and take the connected and autonomous vehicle revolution to the next level by assuring an end-to-end security and safety of the user from cyber-attacks.  Mr. Vishal Bajpai, Co-founder and CEO of SecureThings. Vishal is a visionary leader, motivator, technology expert and product strategist for the emerging markets. Vishal co-founded SecureThings to provide cybersecurity solutions for the automotive industry. He has years of extensive research experience on automotive cybersecurity domain while working with Symantec USA, where he collaborated with top transportation universities and OEMs. Vishal has co-authored the bestseller 'Cracking The Rich Code Vol 3' with Jim Britt, who is one of the World’s Top 20 Success Coaches & Kevin Harrington, who is one of the original Sharks on the Shark Tank series.

EarlyBirds weekly webinar - Accelerating Australia leadership for Hydrogen Energy

Given Australian Government has recently announced this additional funding for Hydrogen Energy, we thought it is best to bring our experts to talk about how we can Accelerating Australia’s leadership for Hydrogen Energy including challenges. Hear from Joe Corvetti and Suren Thurairajah. Joe and Suren are the veterans in Energy sector.

EarlyBirds Explorer Webinar with Suzette Bailey, CEO and co-founder of SimpleMarketing.AI

SimpleMarketing.AI helps businesses generate their marketing content in minutes rather than hours. Its revolutionary AI-driven Content Engine is a subscription-based online service generating original content including blog and social media posts and emails, from keyphrases entered by the business. Suzette Bailey is the CEO and co-founder of SimpleMarketing.AI. Suzzette is a bioscience graduate who built a successful multi-million dollar Australian IT company, which celebrated its 21st birthday last year as a recognised leader in delivering information and records management services to Government and businesses. Despite owning a successful business selling to governments, Suzette failed when she tried to work with small businesses. She struggled to generate marketing content to attract small business customers. So in 2020 she cofounded SimpleMarketing.AI, an AI Content Engine generating the regular marketing content businesses need in minutes, not hours.

Weekly Webinar with Gerard Dache Government Blockchain Association USA

In this webinar Kris Poria hosts Gerard Dache Founder and Executive Director of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA). Gerard is a unique kind of ecosystem builder in Blockchain. Gerard started the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) in 2016 and has built an organization with over 15,000 members in 120 cities around the world. He has started over 50 blockchain working groups and has supported public and private sector organizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Watch the webinar to listen to GBA story and Blockchain.

EarlyBirds weekly webinar with Matt Wilcox founder and CEO of FifthDomain.

FifthDomain is a specialist cyber security education and training technology company tackling the global cyber security skills shortage. FifthDomain has used cutting edge technology and infrastructure to create on demand learning environments to deliver hands-on education and training content to future and existing cyber operators at a time and place that suits them. FifthDomain's virtual learning platforms are flexible and agile, delivering critical and up-to-date cyber security content and practical learning exercises in a safe virtual environment with just a browser. Matt Wilcox is the founder and CEO of FifthDomain. Matt have had a lifelong fascination with warfare and the impact it has on people and different civilisations. A master's degree in Information Security and Intelligence, five years in cyber operations, and a few years teaching a cyber security master's degree has reinforced Matt's view that cyber warfare, and the evolution of war, is something every person with access to a device should care about.  Today Matt has shared FifthDomain story with us. Watch and Learn more about FifthDomain.

EarlyBirds Weekly Explorer webinar with Castlepoint

Castlepoint is an innovative AI regulatory technology solution that provides command and control over all data. Their software reads, registers, relates, and regulates all records of business, in all systems and formats. It is invisible to users with no impact on existing systems. Castlepoint does not move or copy data, and does not need agents or connectors to access either structured or unstructured data. Castlepoint understands what each information asset is about, what risk and value it has, who is doing what to it, what regulatory rules apply to it, and whether they are being met. Castlepoint is a true manage in place solution in broad use across Federal and State government, universities, councils , utilities and private sector organisations. EarlyBirds' Kris Poria hosted Charles Pittar the Growth Manager of Castlepoint on this webinar including some Q&A at the end.

EarlyBirds weekly webinar - Detexian SaaS Cyber Security

Our weekly webinar where we hosted Detexian's team Tan Huynh and Adrian Kitto - CISSP, CISM. Detexian eliminates SaaS risk blind spots and gives you peace of mind you need to run a safe IT operation. Watch the webinar recording here.

EarlyBirds weekly webinar with GhangorCloud - Next Generation DLEP Cyber Security solution

Learn about how you can deal with following with one solution from Ghangor 

- Malicious Insider Threat 
- Outsider Threat (Malware)
- Business email compromise
- Cloud Application control 
- Auto Data classification 
- Accidental Insider leaks 

Hear from the cofounders Tarique Mustafa and Bhanu Panda hosted by Kris Poria and Jeff Penrose


EarlyBirds Maps Out the Net Zero Innovation Landscape for a Greener Future
15 February 2024

EarlyBirds is mapping out the net zero innovation landscape, making it easier for companies to find innovative sustainable solutions that are specific for their own situations. Specifically, they have developed the global net zero innovation map, which is powered by an open innovation ecosystem platform. At present, this innovation map tracks more than 12,000 organisations that offer relevant technology, including technology innovators associated with net zero themes or sub-themes. They provide an interactive dashboard that allows the user to filter by keywords, location, business, and financial maturity. This innovation map is dynamically populated with appropriate technologies from more than five million startups, scaleups, and mature innovator companies focused on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

EarlyBirds Unveils Open Innovation Ecosystem to Boost Organizational Growth with Limited Resource
7 February 2024

EarlyBirds can help early adopter companies become a self-learning organisation to achieve a number of things, such as: take a look at disruptive business models, innovations and potential solutions, resolve business and technical problems fast and achieve continuous improvement across all business functions.

AI-Powered Innovation - EarlyBirds Empowers Technology Teams to Solve Complex Challenges
25 January 2024

AI models can forecast future trends, helping companies make proactive decisions. For example, predictive maintenance in manufacturing uses AI to predict when equipment will fail, reducing downtime and maintenance costs. AI-powered chatbots and virtual assistants enhance customer service by providing instant responses to queries. They can also offer personalized recommendations based on customer behavior and preferences, improving the overall customer experience.

EarlyBirds Spearheads Innovation in Healthcare: Advancing Early Detection with Cutting-Edge Technology and Collaboration
19 January 2024

For instance, an innovative technology, which is called lab-on-a-chip, is being used to mimic the tissue structures and functions to better understand the disease process and also to pre-screen potential drugs. They are also developing devices that work with smartphones to help diagnose disease using just one sample droplet. This may be used at the bedside or at the clinic. Other innovative technologies are also being developed for early detection of specific diseases, such as cancer. Others are developing wearable activity trackers that could provide health metrics to support clinical care.