Fivecast claims Software Innovation Award for AI-driven tech


Denham Sadler
National Affairs Editor

Adelaide-based company Fivecast has won the Software Innovation category at the InnovationAus 2022 Awards for Excellence for its use of tech innovations to foster a safer world.

The InnovationAus 2022 Awards for Excellence were presented on Thursday night at a gala black-tie dinner at the Cutaway in Sydney’s Barangaroo district.

The Software Innovation category celebrated the companies making the software that is revolutionising every single industry, from fintech, to artificial intelligence, and machine learning to edge computing.

Fivecast took out the award for its Onyx end-to-end open source intelligence platform – a scalable solution with the power to quickly increase the vision of its clients’ targets, without the need for extra staff to do this.

The company services clients in national security, defence and law enforcement, assisting to sift through huge amounts of digital data and deliver deep and actionable insights.

Fivecast’s Onyx utilises artificial intelligence in its risk analytics, which brings together targeted, automated and obfuscated data in real-time across a range of online platforms and inserts it into its customisable and AI-enabled risk assessment framework.

This helps Fivecast’s clients to extend the scope of investigation analysis beyond just open-source intelligence data, enabling the fusion and analysis of data from a range of sources into a singular view.

The Fivecast team is spread across Australia, the US and the UK, and the company is accredited under the Australian government Defence Industry Security Program and the US NIST 800-171 standard.

The company’s co-founders include Dr Brenton Cooper, Duane Rivett, Ross Buglak and David Blockow. They have decades of experience in tech and management roles at defence companies, in biotech and commercialisation roles in startups and senior tech roles at the likes of BAE Systems and Tenix Defence.

The company’s Janson Moore said when it comes to software Australia is already the “clever country”.

“Being isolated in Australia we are very creative. In our particular space, we lead the world,” he said. “This technology that we’ve developed is is absolutely world-beating. There’s there’s no one else like it.”

Sydney tech firm Data Zoo was highly commended in the Software Innovation category for its IDUX identity verification solution, which helps clients onboard and verify users with only two lines of code, and taking only a few hours to implement.

The InnovationAus 2022 Awards for Excellence were supported by: Investment NSW, AusIndustry, Australian Computer Society, Technology Council of Australia, Verizon, Mimecast, Microsoft Australia, Digital Health CRC (DHCRC), Agile Digital, METS Ignited, Innovation Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC), CSIRO, and Q-CTRL.

Photography for InnovationAus.com by Phil Carrick and Belinda Pratten

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