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The Hotwire Ignite Possibility Program provides pro bono brand, marketing, and public relations services to qualifying tech and tech-enabled organizations that are minority-led or providing a product or service benefitting minority communities

NEW YORK-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hotwire, the global technology communications consultancy, today announced it will commit up to $1 million in services to support tech and tech-enabled organizations led by or supporting minority communities. The Program is part of Hotwire’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) strategy to amplify people and organizations creating meaningful and sustainable change in the world through technology innovation.

“We started the Hotwire Ignite Possibility Program to direct more of our resources to organizations that align with our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals,” said Barbara Bates, CEO. “We have been providing pro bono servi ... Read more »

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 Leading consultancy appoints new CEO and welcomes new COO

 

DUBLIN-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Multinational consultancy firm, Linesight, announced today that it is promoting Paul Boylan to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and welcoming Tom Dempsey as COO.

Boylan has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will be taking over from Gerard Campbell who will remain on the Executive Board throughout 2021. Boylan joined Linesight in 2002 and has amassed over twenty-five years of experience in the global construction industry. He has played a pivotal role in growing Linesight’s client base and expanding the company’s reach geographically.

“Gerard Campbell has made an enormous contribution to Linesight over four decades and will continue to provide valuable strategic inputs on our Executive Board in the coming year,” said Boylan “We are focused on ... Read more »

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LONDON-Thursday 4 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Morrow Sodali, a leading provider of strategic advice and shareholder services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Nestor Advisors, the London-based advisory firm specializing in corporate governance and organizational design.

The combination of Morrow Sodali and Nestor Advisors provides the firm’s global client base with a comprehensive suite of advisory services relating to corporate governance, ESG, sustainability and stakeholder engagement. The companies will continue to trade under their respective names with Nestor Advisors now branding itself as a Morrow Sodali company.

Alvise Recchi, CEO of Morrow Sodali, said: “We are delighted by the opportunity to expand our business in combination with Nestor Advisors. Bringing such an experienced team into Morrow Sodali will enable us to provide companies, their boards of directors and Development Finance Institutions with a full- ... Read more »

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• Second consecutive record-breaking quarter, with revenue, pre-tax income, and net income all reporting record highs
• Group revenue up by 22% year-on-year to US$17.2 billion
• Quarterly pre-tax income (PTI) of US$591 million up 52% year-on-year
• Net income up 53% year-on-year to US$395 million
• All core businesses delivered both topline and bottom-line year-on-year growth
• Announces Group organizational changes to drive services-led growth strategy and transformation

HONG KONG-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced record Group revenue in the third quarter of US$17.2 billion, up 22% year-on-year. This was the second consecutive record-breaking quarter, driven by strong growth across all core business groups as well as the company’s transformation businesses. Profits also set new records, with Q3 pre-tax income up 52% ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan -Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

− Seven Year Data Reinforce Long-term Efficacy and Safety Review of ADVATE (Antihemophilic Factor [Recombinant])

− Abstracts Support Use of Real World Evidence to Advance Treatment and Patient Outcomes

− Takeda’s Heritage in Bleeding Disorders and Commitment to Investing in Innovation Support Our Passion for Helping Patients and Our Vision of a Bleed-free World

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced that 14 abstracts from the company’s Hematology portfolio and pipeline are being presented as electronic posters at the Virtual European Association for Haemophilia and Allied Disorders Congress (EAHAD 2021). Data include multiple abstracts reinforcing the long-term efficacy and safety of Takeda’s hematology portfolio in clinical practice, supporting the value of these treatments in a real w ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global strengthens its European platform in Slovakia through a Collaboration Agreement with Wallenberg Tax, complementing the existing legal capabilities of the organization’s collaborating firm in the country.

Founded in 2010, the Bratislava-based firm focuses on tax advisory. Led by Managing Partner Dana Škodná, Wallenberg Tax provides services to clients in various industries, including financial, IT and technology, health, telecommunications and private equity.

“Collaborating with like-minded individuals who share our commitment to seamlessly serve clients at the highest level is extremely important to us,” Dana said. “As an Arthur Andersen alumna, I know our firm’s values and vision align very well with Andersen Global’s values. Our close working relationship with Andersen in Hungary also demonstrates nothing but positive synergy. We look ... Read more »

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Onclusive and Shareablee Forge Strategic Partnership


SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Onclusive, the data science company for communications, and Shareablee, the social media analytics and competitive benchmarking company, today announced their strategic partnership to offer marketing and communications teams best-in-class solutions for earned, owned and social media insights. The partnership will help companies gain more holistic data about the performance of their owned and earned content across global news outlets, influencers and social media platforms.

Click to Tweet: Just announced: @Onclusive and @Shareablee partner to help companies measure the business impact of earned, owned, and social media marketing - through to revenue! https://bit.ly/39DF9xE #socialmediamarketing #prmeasurement

Social media, communications, public relations, and marketing teams each have a view of a company’s brand, ... Read more »

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 Onclusive and Shareablee Forge Strategic Partnership

SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Onclusive, the data science company for communications, and Shareablee, the social media analytics and competitive benchmarking company, today announced their strategic partnership to offer marketing and communications teams best-in-class solutions for earned, owned and social media insights. The partnership will help companies gain more holistic data about the performance of their owned and earned content across global news outlets, influencers and social media platforms.

Click to Tweet: Just announced: @Onclusive and @Shareablee partner to help companies measure the business impact of earned, owned, and social media marketing - through to revenue! https://bit.ly/39DF9xE #socialmediamarketing #prmeasurement

Social media, communications, public relations, and marketing teams each have a view of a company’s brand, r ... Read more »

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Initial Offerings Include AI-Based Reliability Applications to Improve Operational Efficiency for the Energy and Process Industries

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, REDWOOD CITY, Calif., HOUSTON & REDMOND, Wash.-Tuesday 2 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Shell (NYSE:RDS), C3 AI (NYSE:AI), Baker Hughes (NYSE:BKR), and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) today announced the launch of the Open AI Energy Initiative™ (OAI), a first-of-its-kind open ecosystem of artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions for the energy and process industries. The OAI provides a framework for energy operators, service providers, equipment providers, and independent software vendors for energy services to offer interoperable solutions, including AI and physics-based models, monitoring, diagnostics, prescriptive actions, and services, powered by the BHC3™ AI Suite and Microsoft Azure.

“This initiative is about combining the efforts of global leaders to accelerate the ... Read more »

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Long term partnership will significantly enhance Abu Dhabi Media’s commercial proposition


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Abu Dhabi Media Company has appointed MediaSat, a Choueiri Group company, to handle the exclusive, advertising sales for its general entertainment TV channels, radio, digital and publishing, across the MENA region and beyond.

The long-term agreement will strengthen Abu Dhabi Media’s position as a leading media player, providing wider reach to advertisers across a broad range of markets.

Commenting on this strategic partnership, Abdulraheem Al Bateeh Al Nuaimi, Acting General Manager at Abu Dhabi Media, said:

“Our partnership with the Choueiri Group’s MediaSat will significantly enhance Abu Dhabi Media’s commercial proposition. It will ensure that we further extend our reach to new commercial partners in line with our new strategic priorities, whil ... Read more »

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 BlackRock-managed funds and accounts lead investment in Astra to launch a new generation of space services to improve life on Earth

 

ALAMEDA, Calif.-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Astra, the fastest privately-funded company in history to demonstrate orbital launch capability, and Holicity Inc. (NASDAQ: HOL) (“Holicity”), a special purpose acquisition company (“SPAC”), today announced a definitive business combination agreement that will result in Astra becoming a publicly-traded company. The transaction reflects an implied pro forma enterprise value for Astra of approximately $2.1 billion. Upon closing, the transaction is expected to provide up to $500 million in cash proceeds, including up to $300 million of cash held in the trust account of Holicity and an upsized $200 million PIPE led by funds and accounts managed by BlackRock.

“This transaction takes us a step closer to our miss ... Read more »

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With Smarter Posting, Smarter Settlement Forecast and Smarter Stand-In Processing, Visa can enhance predictability, transparency and speed in the payment experience.

SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced VisaNet +AI, a suite of AI-powered services that address long-standing challenges and pain points for banks, merchants and consumers—including delays and confusion with managing account balances and the unpredictability of daily settlement for financial institutions. VisaNet +AI comprises several innovative concepts and new value-added services, including Visa Smarter Posting and Visa Smarter Settlement Forecast, as well as Visa Smarter Stand-In Processing (Smarter STIP), a capability announced in August of last year. These innovations harness Visa’s high-performance AI platform to help make payments more predictable, transparent, and speedy.

“Our clients, partners and c ... Read more »

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LONDON-Wednesday 3 February 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For over 70% of telecom operators, stores and call-centres are still the dominant distribution channels despite the unprecedented connectivity and e-transaction demand across the globe brought in by the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s according to a new report by mobile technology specialists, Upstream, conducted by the Technology Innovation Council (TIC).

It is clear that telco operators understand the value digital sales can create. 75% of them are increasing their digital transformation investments, with around 65% having already developed their own digital transformation roadmaps. Nonetheless, only one in four have established relevant KPIs.

Upstream’s “Road to Digital” report notes operators across markets identify the following as the top five benefits to their business from digital transformation, in this order: Cost reduction via automation (66%), improved customer exp ... Read more »

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