Thursday, 02 June 2016 06:04

Szetho departs Fairfax to head up FinTech Australia

Danielle Szetho, Fintech Danielle Szetho, Fintech

Australia’s national fintech association, FinTech Australia, has appointed a former Fairfax Media banking and financial industry head as its chief executive officer.

Danielle Szetho previously worked with Fairfax, leading major initiatives across the publisher’s events, content marketing and data divisions to meet new trends and deliver solutions for key partners.

FinTech Australia president, co-founder and managing director of the Reinventure Group, Simon Cant, said Szetho  who is on the leadership committee of StartupWeek Sydney — has a “huge amount of passion and energy for Australian FinTech, and the perfect mix of skills to help FinTech Australia achieve its vision to make Australia one of the leading markets for FinTech innovation and investment".

“Danielle has deep connections across the corporate sector and in media, and brings a wealth of experience driving successful collaborations across diverse stakeholders. As an early contributor to the association’s business plan, we’re confident she’ll hit the ground running fast when she starts mid June.”

FinTech Australia vice-president and founder/chief executive of Timelio, Charlotte Petris, said Szetho’s diverse experience is a “great complement to the committee as we continue to build on what FinTech Australia has achieved so far.

“Our financial reform priorities paper led to the federal government making FinTech a national priority, the creation of the FinTech Advisory Group and the inclusion of several FinTech-specific measures in the 2016 federal budget.

“We’re continuing that momentum and have established member sub-committees that feed directly into policy makers and both sides of government. They’re currently working on key policy areas like Robo-Advice, RegTech, Open Data and Blockchain – these ongoing policy discussions need a lot more visibility in the FinTech Community to ensure we capture their input and support.”

Szetho said: “As we progress our plans to establish nation-wide benchmarks and regular touch-points for the industry, I hope to meet many of our members to understand what they need to flourish and scale.

“I’m also keen to work closely with FinTech Hubs, accelerators, VCs, meet-ups, both sides of government and other industry associations to promote and amplify their efforts on existing programs that help connect and improve conditions for FinTech Startups.”

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.


WEBINAR PROMOTION ON ITWIRE: It's all about webinars

These days our customers Advertising & Marketing campaigns are mainly focussed on webinars.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 2 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site and prominent Newsletter promotion and Promotional News & Editorial.

This coupled with the new capabilities 5G brings opens up huge opportunities for both network operators and enterprise organisations.

We have a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you.


Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous




Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News