The nominations for the Indian Sun Person of the Year are out. And we have a rather diverse portfolio of nominees. From chartered accountants to writers, these men and women from the Indian diaspora are making a difference to Australia’s landscape. Sonika Shah for instance has come a long way since her first job as station controller for the Delhi Metro in the Indian capital to her current position as Director-Loan Writer at Home Loan Studio. Sadhna Wilson on the other hand, who was born in Fiji, is making waves with her cookbook chronicling heirloom recipes from idyllic tropical island. A committee member of Life Support at The Alfred Hospital for the last 14 years, she has contributed to raising over $1.5m dollars for the Trauma Care and Burns Unit here.
Things are getting exciting on the blockchain front. Recently, 17 tonnes of almonds were successfully shipped and tracked from Sunraysia in Victoria, Australia, to Hamburg in Germany in a blockchain-based collaboration between Commonwealth Bank and five Australian and international supply chain leaders.
Commonwealth Bank demonstrated a new blockchain platform underpinned by distributed ledger technology, smart contracts and the internet of things (IoT) to facilitate the trade experiment, tracking the shipment from packer to end delivery in parallel to existing processes.
This year’s Indian Executive Club has a special focus on blockchain and crypto currencies with Jamie Skella from Horizon State speaking at the event. More speakers will be announced soon.
If any of you are already doing work in the blockchain and crypto space and wish to participate in the upcoming IEC Awards please write in at firstname.lastname@example.org