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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global enhances its presence in South Africa through a Collaboration Agreement with full-service accounting and tax consulting firm SAB&T Business Consulting (SAB&T), expanding the organization’s coverage to nine additional cities in the country: Centurion, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Kimberley, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth and Rustenburg.

Founded in 1994, SAB&T’s team of professionals serves individuals, SMEs and multinationals in various industries including agriculture, education, entertainment, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and technology.

“Our firm has developed strong relationships with our clients by providing best-in-class solutions and maintaining the highest standards of professional conduct and expertise since the birth of South Africa’s democracy in 1994,” Chief Operating Officer Fazel Sulaman said. “O ... Read more »

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TransferWise to expand debit card program accompanying its multi-currency account into dozens of new markets using new Visa Cloud Connect infrastructure


SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Visa (NYSE: V) and TransferWise today announced a global partnership and the first use of Visa Cloud Connect, a new way for fintechs and partners to securely connect Visa’s global processing network, VisaNet, through the cloud. Visa Cloud Connect underpins a new global agreement between Visa and TransferWise that will enable the expansion of TransferWise’s multi-currency debit cards in Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, U.K. and U.S.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126006164/en/

The TransferWise multi-currency account allows consumers and businesses to hold and convert 55 currencies ... Read more »

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 Video Leader Awarded for Fundamental Contributions to the Industry and Continued Innovation in Technology

BOSTON-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV), the global leader in video for business, today announced it is the recipient of two Technology and Engineering Emmy® Awards, awarded by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) for excellence in engineering innovation. The recent accolades further solidify Brightcove’s leadership within the industry, most notably as one of the only online video platforms to be recognized for its distinguished video services.

Brightcove’s Context Aware Encoding technology was recognized for excellence and engineering creativity in the Development of Perceptual Metrics for Video Encoding Optimization category. The technology enables customers to distribute videos encoded at high visual quality while minimizing network bandwidth and s ... Read more »

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NEW YORK-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- UnitedLex, a leading technology and legal services company, has integrated Microsoft Cloud services to globally scale UnitedLex Vantage, a holistic, turnkey technology platform built to revolutionize the customer experience and transform the legal function into a first-class digital citizen. UnitedLex has integrated Microsoft solutions into its software portfolio since 2008 and has deep experience working closely with Microsoft.

UnitedLex Vantage delivers a flexible, secure, and scalable platform, powering all enterprise legal workflows. Vantage comes with a vastly reduced implementation time (a matter of days versus months), a 20 percent increase in work efficiency, significant cost savings across overall legal and IT spend, and most crucially: new revenue opportunities for the business.

UnitedLex Chief Technology Officer Sean Jennings said, “We are pleased to deepen our longstanding r ... Read more »

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As Data Privacy Day approaches this week, ISACA has released a new survey report, Privacy in Practice 2021: Data Privacy Trends, Forecasts and Challenges, exploring past and future trends in privacy by design, privacy obstacles and privacy workforce.

Privacy by Design

Enterprises that report they always use privacy by design are more likely to be driven by a combination of compliance and ethics (62 percent vs. 52 percent total). They are also nearly two-and-a-half times more likely to be completely confident in their privacy team’s ability to ensure data privacy and achieve compliance with new privacy laws and regulations (24 percent vs. 10 percent total). However, there was not a meaningful difference in the number of privacy breaches they experienced in the last 12 months compared to all respondents. Approximately 10 percent of both groups reported breaches—a potentiall ... Read more »

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VIENNA-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) have signed a $50 million loan agreement to help finance and build infrastructure needed for Africa’s post-COVID recovery. This represents the first direct financing co-operation between the two institutions.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005070/en/

The proceeds of the 10-year loan to AFC will help address the continent’s well-known infrastructure financing gap. The loan will also support increased financial flows to Africa and contribute to COVID-19 recovery efforts in African economies by freeing up government funds to meet urgent financing needs related to the pandemic.

AFC President and CEO, Samaila Zubairu said: “AFC has been engaging development partners worldwide to find ways that we ... Read more »

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) has today been added to the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for its transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equity. This recognition underscores PMI’s work to progress gender equity in the workplace and to ensure equal opportunities for all employees.

“I am delighted that PMI has been named to the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for our focus on advancing gender equity,” said Silke Muenster, Chief Diversity Officer at PMI. “We count on inclusion to better our organization and believe everyone has an important role to play in making PMI a more inclusive and diverse employer. From striving to improve our gender balance at all levels to maintaining our global leadership on equal pay, our efforts are not only an essential part of being a responsible corporate citizen and contributi ... Read more »

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NEW YORK-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today The Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) announced that after nearly 13 years with the company, Gregory F. Polcer, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain, has made the decision to retire, effective July 1, 2021. He will be succeeded by Roberto Canevari, who will assume the role of Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain, effective May 1, 2021. Roberto will report directly to Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer. Greg will work closely with Roberto over the next several months to support a smooth and successful transition.

“Greg has led ELC’s Global Supply Chain with a great blend of strategic insight and innovative thinking,” said Mr. Freda. “He has evolved our Supply Chain organization into a truly integrated, state-of-the-art global network that touches all aspects of our business and drives tremendous value. He has also been instrumental in ... Read more »

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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

 

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As Data Privacy Day approaches this week, ISACA has released a new survey report, Privacy in Practice 2021: Data Privacy Trends, Forecasts and Challenges, exploring past and future tre ... Read more »

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LONDON-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

    KPMG brings together global organization’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments under one umbrella, Our Impact Plan

    Incorporates roadmap to become net-zero by 2030, commitment to increase inclusion and diversity and to drive sustainable growth for clients and stakeholders

    Includes progress against newly created Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics and specific commitments across four categories: Planet, People, Prosperity and Governance

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KPMG today published its first global environmental, social and governance (ESG) plan. Our Impact Plan brings together new and existing ESG commitments under one umbrella, focusing on four important categories: Planet, People, Prosperity and Governance.

The plan also catalogues current data across the global organization and reports against metrics outlined in a report cre ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Moody’s Analytics today announced that the ImpairmentStudio™, RiskCalc™, and CMM™ platforms have completed System and Organization Controls (SOC 1) Type 2 examinations under the attestation standards established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210126005350/en/

The SOC 1 report examination encompasses policies, operating procedures, and controls related to financial reporting of user entities by an independent auditor, to objectively validate that the service organization meets its declared control objectives.

Banks, credit unions, and insurance companies use our ImpairmentStudio solution to automate allowance calculations, analysis, reporting, and workflow. This award-winning solution combines our credit risk data, best-in ... Read more »

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 Equipped with Velodyne Sensors, Emesent Autonomous Scanning System Makes Data Capture Fast and Simple for Forestry, Infrastructure, Mapping and Film Industries

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR, VLDRW) today announced a multi-year sales agreement to provide Puck LITE™ sensors to Emesent, a world-leader in drone autonomy, lidar mapping and data analytics. Emesent is using Velodyne’s lidar sensors to power its award-winning Hovermap mobile scanning system for mapping hazardous and GPS-denied environments.

Hovermap, which can be hand-held or mounted to a drone, uses Puck LITE lidar as its primary perception and mapping sensor. Equally capable above ground or underground, indoors or out, Hovermap combines advanced collision avoidance and autonomous flight technologies to map challenging, inaccessible areas. Hovermap has a colorization feature for its 3D point clouds tha ... Read more »

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• Demonstrates its Commitment to Environmental Leadership

• Focus on Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy and Carbon Offsets

• Achievement Represents a Significant Milestone in the Company’s Commitment to Become Carbon Zero in its Operations by 2040


OSAKA, Japan-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that it achieved carbon neutrality in its value chain for its fiscal year 2019. This achievement was delivered by a continued focus on internal energy conservation measures, procurement of green energy, and investment in renewable energy certificates and high-quality, verified carbon offsets. These actions collectively address 100 percent of Takeda’s fiscal year 2019 scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions1 and represent a significant milestone in Takeda’s sustainability journey.

“This important m ... Read more »

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.-Wednesday 27 January 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- H2O.ai announces H2O AI Hybrid Cloud, an end-to-end AI platform that enables organizations to build rapidly, share, and use AI models and applications.

An innovative new platform, H2O AI Hybrid Cloud, empowers anyone to innovate and use AI to make better forecasts, streamline operations, reduce risk, and personalize customer experiences. It contains capabilities and automation across the entire data science lifecycle, including connecting to and preparing data, building and explaining models, deploying and operating models, and building and sharing AI applications.

“AI is central to AT&T’s mission to deliver wireless, broadband, and software-based video to our customers. We’ve deployed hundreds of AI models to support those products and services, such as to protect our customers by scoring transactions in real-time for the likelihood of fraud. Collaborating ... Read more »

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