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Archive for 12 settembre 2019

VSE and Bidgely Pioneer Artificial Intelligence Solutions for Slovakian Customers

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Bidgely and Slovakia’s leading utility Východoslovenská energetika a.s. (VSE) have introduced an AI-powered customer engagement and energy efficiency offering that delivers a simplified and more transparent energy experience to VSE customers. The comprehensive UtilityAI services delivered through email, web, VSE call center and field energy advisors are creating new value from customers’ recently-installed smart meters and helping to ensure customers benefit from VSE’s variety of energy efficiency products and services. The initial pilot showed very high customer satisfaction with the services, with 97 percent of customers wanting them to continue and 95 percent finding them useful.
“VSE works to be a utility that offers far more than energy to our customers. Our extensive and well-established products and services marketplace and in-home energy consulting helps to support our customers’ energy goals,” said Miroslav Kulla, chief executive officer of VSE. “Integrating AI technology into our services creates an even more personalised experience for our customers – pinpointing specific opportunities for increased efficiency in their home and uniting the customer experience across each interaction with us.” VSE, part of RWE Group, provides electricity and gas to approximately 500,000 customers in Slovakia. The utility tapped Bidgely’s patented disaggregation technology for both smart and non-smart meters to create an integrated, omni-channel experience for their customer base. Emails with itemised energy usage by appliance creates awareness about consumption in the home. A web platform provides further insights for customers as well as an opportunity to complete their home profile for deeper personalisation. The VSE call center can then schedule a field agent for an in-home visit where highly-relevant products and services can be recommended. With the AI integration, all teams within the utility know which interactions have taken place and what results have been achieved with each individual customer.

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Aviation Capital Group Joins Tokyo Century

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Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) announced today that its majority shareholder, Pacific Life Insurance Company, has entered into an agreement where Tokyo Century Corporation will acquire from Pacific Life all of its outstanding interest in ACG. Tokyo Century initially acquired from Pacific Life a 20% interest in ACG in 2017 and has since contributed additional equity capital to ACG, increasing its ownership to 24.5%, to help accelerate its business expansion.
“Tokyo Century has been a valuable partner since 2017 and this acquisition of the remainder of ACG demonstrates a commitment to the growth and success of the ACG platform and the aircraft leasing industry,” said Khanh T. Tran, ACG’s president & CEO. “The ACG team is enthusiastic and looking forward to being part of the Tokyo Century family as we expand and continue to provide best-in-class global aircraft leasing, financing, and trading services.” The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.Tokyo Century is publicly-held and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Its core lines of business include Equipment Leasing, Mobility & Fleet Management, Specialty Financing, and International Business with a global network in 37 countries and regions. More information can be found at: http://www.tokyocentury.co.jp/en/.

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MSCI to Strengthen Climate Risk Capability with Acquisition of Carbon Delta

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MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today that its subsidiary, MSCI Barra (Suisse) Sàrl, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Zurich-based environmental fintech and data analytics firm, Carbon Delta AG (“Carbon Delta”). Founded in 2015, Carbon Delta is a global leader for climate change scenario analysis. Together, MSCI and Carbon Delta will create an extensive climate risk assessment and reporting offering for the institutional market, providing global investors with solutions to help them better understand the impact of climate change on their investment portfolios and comply with mandatory and voluntary climate risk disclosure initiatives and requirements. Voluntary reporting initiatives are being led by entities such as the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investing (UNPRI), while mandatory disclosure requirements are quickly developing across the European Union and North America.The Carbon Delta integration will expand MSCI’s robust suite of climate risk capabilities with state-of-the-art modeling technology that supports climate scenario analysis and forward-looking assessment of transition and physical risks, as well as extensive company-level analysis of publicly traded companies globally. This will be offered as MSCI Climate Value-at-Risk, an innovative and pioneering climate risk metric that calculates the impact of climate change on a company’s market value and helps investors understand and quantify these risks within their portfolio.The Zurich office will act as MSCI’s Climate Risk Center, the focal point for the development of climate change risk analytics and tools. The aim will be to develop strong partnerships with leading academic and research institutions around the world to advance the use of climate science for financial risk analysis, building on the relationships already forged by Carbon Delta.

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Northern Trust Makes Key Hire for Business in Switzerland

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Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) has announced the appointment of Gil Platteau to the senior leadership team of Northern Trust in Switzerland. This key hire underscores Northern Trust’s continuing strategic focus and growth strategy in Switzerland.Based in Northern Trust’s Basel office, Platteau will manage key client relationships with Swiss pension funds and insurance companies – and support Northern Trust’s focus on expanding the footprint of the business in the country.Northern Trust has more than 30 years of experience in providing an extensive range of asset servicing and investment solutions to Swiss clients, and is a leading fund administrator in the market following its acquisition of the fund administration servicing units of UBS Asset Management in October 2017.With close to 20 years of industry experience, Platteau has held senior roles at Rothschild Asset Management, Barclays and, latterly Mercer Delegated Solutions, where he was country head of Switzerland. Platteau also previously worked in risk management at the Treasury and Pension Fund of F.Hoffman-La Roche and at BNP Paribas (Switzerland) in Basel.
Northern Trust is dedicated to serving the complex, evolving needs of asset owners and asset managers across the world through an extensive range of asset servicing and investment solutions. Northern Trust has 11 offices across Europe, Middle East and Africa, and through its global network provides a broad range of services and solutions for Swiss clients including fund administration, transfer agency, global custody, middle and back office outsourcing, treasury and integrated trading solutions.

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SES Extends Global Reach of Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute with Multi-orbit Satellite Systems

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SES today announced it will provide dedicated, private network connectivity from any vessel, airplane, enterprise, energy or government site in the world to Microsoft Azure via its unique multi-orbit satellite systems.
As a partner of Azure ExpressRoute, SES will provide global reach and fibre-like high-performance to Azure customers via its complete portfolio of Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellites, Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) O3b constellation, global gateway network, and core terrestrial network infrastructure around the world. SES will offer Azure customers opportunities to leverage its satellite-enabled managed services to connect locations and sites in rural, remote and underserved locations, as well as vessels and airplanes out at sea and in the skies that previously did not have access to cloud services.In addition to its global fleet of over 50 GEO satellites, SES also delivers managed data services over its proven O3b MEO satellite system, the only successful non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) broadband constellation. SES’s 20 O3b satellites comprise the only operational system today that can deliver fibre-equivalent, MEF-certified data connectivity services, and certified cloud connectivity services. The systems’ intelligent GEO- and MEO- orbit resilience that facilitate edge compute capabilities are key enablers in the seamless integration of high-performance satellite connectivity into Microsoft’s and their customers’ sites.In addition, Azure customers also will be able to tap into SES’s groundbreaking next-generation MEO communications system, O3b mPOWER. Launching in 2021, O3b mPOWER will deliver ten times the throughput of the existing O3b constellation with unprecedented flexibility and dynamic control to help drive global cloud adoption everywhere.

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55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes

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POXEL S.A. (Euronext – POXEL) A biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of innovative treatments for metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), announced today that it will be attending and presenting a session at the 55th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via conference center in Barcelona, Spain from September 16 – 20, 2019. The session will be chaired by leading academic diabetes expert, Ralph DeFronzo, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Diabetes Division at UT Health San Antonio and Deputy Director of the Texas Diabetes Institute, part of University Health System, San Antonio, Texas. The purpose of the session will be to discuss the therapeutic potential of Poxel’s lead drug candidate, Imeglimin, a novel treatment approach for type 2 diabetes in various patient populations, and to present the detailed Phase 3 TIMES 1 results in Japanese patients. The session will be followed by an open Q&A.

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