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Nuovi capitali per ampliare il business che rivoluzionerà la mobilità

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 agosto 2019

Helbiz, la società americana che ha lanciato il fenomeno del monopattino in sharing, annuncia un nuovo round di finanziamenti da 10 milioni di dollari guidato da investitori e venture capital interessati agli sviluppi della nuova economia della smart mobility.
Helbiz utilizzerà il capitale per far scalare le proprie attività a livello globale con un focus particolare verso l’iniziativa italiana. “Più della metà dei proventi verranno reinvestiti in Italia”, spiega Salvatore Palella, CEO e fondatore della società, preannunciando un programma di espansione basato su tre direttrici principali: apertura di nuove città, rafforzamento delle flotte di monopattini e del fleet team. “L’arrivo del Decreto Attuativo ha sbloccato lo stallo normativo che impediva ai Comuni tricolori di aprirsi al trasporto del futuro. Ora possiamo finalmente rompere gli indugi dando agli italiani un nuovo orizzonte di sviluppo, anche in termini occupazionali”.L’obiettivo a breve termine è replicare il successo di Milano, capitale italiana ed europea dello sharing. Nel capoluogo meneghino Helbiz gestisce oggi una flotta di quasi 800 monopattini elettrici in condivisione gestiti da un team di circa 30 persone fra addetti al ritiro, manutentori, city manager, responsabili amministrativi e marketing. Il nuovo flusso di capitali permetterà di ampliare il raggio d’azione del servizio, a cominciare da tutte quelle città – anche del Sud Italia – che combattono quotidianamente con i problemi di congestionamento della viabilità. Parte degli investimenti verranno inoltre destinati all’ammodernamento dei mezzi, che verranno equipaggiati con batterie removibili per incrementare il numero di ore di esercizio.Helbiz, che ha recentemente annunciato la presentazione di un’Offerta Pubblica Iniziale (IPO) dual listing al Nasdaq e in Borsa Italiana, è oggi presente in 10 Paesi nel mondo.

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Apple to Acquire Majority of Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 luglio 2019

Intel and Apple have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business. Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. The transaction, valued at $1 billion, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions, including works council and other relevant consultations in certain jurisdictions. Combining the acquired patents for current and future wireless technology with Apple’s existing portfolio, Apple will hold over 17,000 wireless technology patents, ranging from protocols for cellular standards to modem architecture and modem operation. Intel will retain the option to develop modems for non-smartphone applications, such as PCs, internet of things devices and autonomous vehicles.“This agreement enables us to focus on developing technology for the 5G network while retaining critical intellectual property and modem technology that our team has created,” said Intel CEO Bob Swan. “We have long respected Apple and we’re confident they provide the right environment for this talented team and these important assets moving forward. We’re looking forward to putting our full effort into 5G where it most closely aligns with the needs of our global customer base, including network operators, telecommunications equipment manufacturers and cloud service providers.” “We’ve worked with Intel for many years and know this team shares Apple’s passion for designing technologies that deliver the world’s best experiences for our users,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies. “Apple is excited to have so many excellent engineers join our growing cellular technologies group, and know they’ll thrive in Apple’s creative and dynamic environment. They, together with our significant acquisition of innovative IP, will help expedite our development on future products and allow Apple to further differentiate moving forward.”

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Avtex Achieves the 2019/2020 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 luglio 2019

Avtex, a customer experience (CX) consulting and technology company, has achieved the prestigious 2018/2019 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications. This is the fourth consecutive year that Avtex has achieved this status. Membership in this elite group is based on sales achievements that rank Avtex in the top echelon of the Microsoft’s Business Applications global network of partners. Inner Circle members have performed to a high standard of excellence by delivering valuable solutions that help organizations achieve increased success.2019/2020 Inner Circle members are invited to the Inner Circle Summit, taking place October 1-4, 2019, where they will have a unique opportunity to share strategy and network with Microsoft senior leaders and fellow partners.This recognition of Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications came during Microsoft Inspire, the annual premier partner event, which took place July 16-19, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. Microsoft Inspire provides the Microsoft partner community with the opportunity to learn about the company’s road map for the upcoming year, establish connections, share best practices, experience the latest product innovations and learn new skills.
Avtex is dedicated to delivering cloud-based technology solutions that drive a competitive advantage through customer experience. The Avtex team of experts work with their clients to understand their business needs and architect a solutions and services approach to meet their needs today and into the future. By collaborating with Microsoft and leveraging the Microsoft Power Platform, Avtex provides innovative solutions and unparalleled value for their mutual customers. With their recent acquisition of NuSoft Solutions, a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Partner of the Year award winner and past Inner Circle member, Avtex has been able to strengthen their presence and vision around the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform; combining two complementary Microsoft Gold Partners into a national organization. Avtex was also named to the Inner Circle in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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Business traveler soddisfatti dell’esperienza di viaggio

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 luglio 2019

Chicago. Più della metà (54%) dei business traveler ha subito un contrattempo* mentre era in viaggio per lavoro nell’ultimo anno. Di questi, il 52% ha segnalato il ritardo del volo e il 40% la sua cancellazione. Tuttavia, la stragrande maggioranza (86%) dei viaggiatori a livello globale è soddisfatta delle proprie esperienze complessive di business travel, secondo il GBTA Business Value Sentiment Index™ recentemente aggiornato in collaborazione con RoomIt by CWT™, la divisione di distribuzione alberghiera di CWT, la piattaforma di travel management B2B4E.La traveler experience è il fattore che mostra l’impatto maggiore (54%) sulla soddisfazione dei business traveler. Data la grande percentuale di viaggiatori che ha subito ritardi o cancellazioni dei voli, non sorprende che i voli siano stati un fattore determinante nella traveler experience. Tuttavia, le componenti di viaggio più strettamente correlate alla travel satisfaction riguardano l’hotel: tra queste il soggiorno in una struttura in posizione strategica, la prenotazione congiunta di volo e albergo, la procedura di check-in/check-out e il pagamento. Posizione strategica dell’hotel e accesso a una rete Wi-Fi stabile sono in cima alla lista dei fattori più importanti per i business traveler. I viaggiatori dell’America Latina (52%) e America del Nord (44%) desiderano soggiornare in un albergo situato in una posizione strategica per le proprie esigenze di viaggio molto più di quelli in Europa (32%) o in Asia Pacifico (30%). Inoltre, i viaggiatori in America Latina in media attribuiscono una maggiore importanza all’accesso a una rete Wi-Fi stabile (60%) rispetto ai viaggiatori in America del Nord (47%), Europa (37%) o Asia Pacifico (35%). I servizi dell’albergo, come la colazione inclusa e la possibilità di ottenere o utilizzare premi fedeltà o bonus a propria discrezione, sono anch’essi nella lista dei fattori più importanti per i business traveler. Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) è la principale organizzazione mondiale di business travel e meeting con sede a Washington, DC e filiali in sei continenti. Gli oltre 10.000 membri GBTA gestiscono annualmente più di 345 miliardi di dollari di spese per business travel e meeting a livello globale. GBTA offre istruzione, eventi, ricerca, supporto e media su base mondiale a una rete globale in crescita di oltre 28.000 travel professional e 125.000 contatti attivi.

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Softomotive Study Reveals Why Engaging Employees Early in RPA Is Good for Business

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 luglio 2019

Softomotive, a leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vendor, today launched a new study which highlights the business value of engaging employees early on in automation processes.The Softomotive People1st Employee Study 2019, conducted in partnership with KS&R, Inc., a global market research and consulting firm, questioned over 1,200 employees in the US, UK, and India. The study gives in-depth insights into their involvement in RPA processes, the concerns they have and how organizations should address them.
Softomotive is one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide. Both attended and unattended RPA are delivered through powerful, robust RPA technology, from desktop installation to server-based software which is quick to deploy, easy to use and provides best value for money.WinAutomation is the world’s best Robotic desktop automation (RDA) tool and provides a powerful, robust and easy to use Windows-based platform for building software robots.
ProcessRobot is a leading enterprise RPA platform, including enterprise grade security and controls, with links to best-of-breed AI technologies.
From March 21 – April 12, 2019, Softomotive conducted online survey interviews with 1,210 employed persons working in companies with at least 5,000 employees across three countries – US, United Kingdom, and India. Participants had to work 35 or more hours per week in a non-manual labor job. KS&R, Inc., a global market research firm, was contracted to administer and manage the research.

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ABB to Exit Solar Inverter Business

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 luglio 2019

ABB and the Italian company FIMER S.p.A announced today that they have signed an agreement for FIMER to acquire ABB’s solar inverter business. The transaction will enhance the future prospects of the solar inverter business and will enable ABB to focus its business portfolio on other growth markets.ABB’s solar inverter business has approximately 800 employees in more than 30 countries, with manufacturing and R&D sites located in Italy, India and Finland. It includes the solar inverter business from Power-One which was acquired by ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division in 2013. The business offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, systems, and services for different types of solar installations. It is currently within ABB’s Electrification business and achieved revenues of approximately $290 million in 2018.Both companies will ensure a smooth transition for customers and employees. FIMER will honor all existing warranties and ABB will compensate FIMER for taking the business and its liabilities over.As a result, ABB expects to take an after-tax non-operational charge of approximately $430 million in the second quarter of 2019 with the half-year results of 2019 being impacted accordingly. Around 75 percent of this charge is represented by cash outflows ABB will pay to FIMER from the deal closing date through 2025. In addition, ABB expects up to $40 million of carve-out related separation costs starting in the second half of 2019.After closing of the transaction, ABB expects the operational EBITA margin for the Electrification business to be impacted positively by slightly more than 50 basis points, supporting the business’ progress towards its target margin corridor of 15-19 percent.Completion is expected in the first quarter of 2020 and will be subject to certain conditions, including the completion of the carve-out and prior consultation with employee representative bodies.

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US Business Leaders Look to Invest in Customer Experience to Propel Future Growth

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 giugno 2019

US businesses believe prioritizing investment in the customer experience is the number one requirement for future success, according to new findings from HSBC’s ‘Navigator: Made for the Future,’ a survey of over 2,500 companies in 14 countries and territories. In fact, 57% of US businesses plan to increase investment in customer experience in the next 1-2 years compared to 52% of firms outside the US. Of those businesses, 78% said they will increase investment in customer experience by more than 5%. “Customers’ expectations are evolving and the urgency to meet and exceed those expectations is rising,” said EJ Achtner, US Head of Digital Banking and Strategic Change at HSBC Commercial Banking. “US businesses are more focused than ever on delivering a better customer experience and plan to leverage innovative technologies and digital platforms to improve ease of doing business and open the door to new opportunities.”Survey data also show that sentiment from US businesses is still positive. More than three quarters (77%) of US businesses expect to grow in the next two years and two-thirds (65%) are more optimistic about their growth prospects than they were a year ago.

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International Business Report (IBR) di Grant Thornton su Industria 4.0 e leadership del futuro

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 giugno 2019

Il mondo imprenditoriale sta attraversando un’ondata di cambiamenti dirompenti che sembrano ormai destinati ad innescare una Quarta Rivoluzione Industriale. Nell’era dell’Industria 4.0 sarà la tecnologia a determinare le trasformazioni più rilevanti influenzando praticamente tutti i settori e modificando gran parte delle professioni. Secondo l’International Business Report (IBR) di Grant Thornton del 2019 – ricerca globale effettuata sui dirigenti di imprese del mid-market – l’avanzamento del mondo digitale sarà il fattore di cambiamento più influente secondo il 42% degli intervistati. A seguire l’intelligenza artificiale e i big data (40%) e un maggior utilizzo dell’automazione e della robotica (35%).
Per Michele Milano, Vicepresidente e Partner di Ria Grant Thornton, “tra i cambiamenti in corso la tecnologia non sarà l’unico settore ad influenzare il mondo del lavoro e le capacità di imprenditori e manager di guidare imprese innovative e competitive. Il 32% degli intervistati dell’IBR cita la globalizzazione di risorse quali i mezzi finanziari e la proprietà intellettuale mentre il 30% dichiara rilevanti gli effetti sul lavoro legati ai cambiamenti demografici e generazionali. Altri elementi in gioco fondamentali di cui tener conto saranno le aspettative in merito alle buone pratiche etiche e di sostenibilità ambientale realmente adottate dalle aziende, in relazione all’Agenda ONU 2030 dei 17 obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile post gli storici Accordi di Parigi del 2015. Queste variabili stanno stimolando un complessivo cambiamento dei valori sociali e aziendali e del modo di fare impresa. Recentemente la Grant Thornton, con i nostri soci in Italia, ha sostenuto il Premio Industria Felix col patrocinio di Confindustria e abbiamo partecipato a premiare le migliori 170 aziende PMI in termini di performance aziendale nelle Regioni Lombardia, Emilia Romagna e Lazio sulla base dell’analisi di 55.000 bilanci 2018. Parlando con gli imprenditori premiati è emersa l’attualità di molti degli argomenti citati in questo International Business Report (IBR) di Grant Thornton e di altri aspetti strategici vincenti come la capacità del senior management di saper adottare comportamenti nuovi per coinvolgere ed ascoltare di più e meglio le generazione più giovani che entrano nelle organizzazioni lavorative e che sono più allenate alla velocità e a saper anticipare le innovazioni nei mercati e ad intercettare le domande di nuovi servizi e prodotti. Il network Grant Thornton nel mondo è presente con 53.000 professionisti in 140 nazioni, tra cui l’Italia con uffici in 18 città. Il dna professionale e di mentalità imprenditoriale e orientamento al business dei soci è molto simile a quello dei clienti che sono principalmente PMI ad alto tasso innovativo e di crescita sui mercati domestici e internazionali”.Per Gabriele Labombarda, Partner e IBC Director di Bernoni Grant Thornton, “l’innovazione tecnologica, l’intelligenza artificiale applicata ai Big Data, l’automazione e la robotizzazione dei processi sono ormai divenuti asset strategici per le imprese, in assenza dei quali è difficile restare competitivi. Data la continua evoluzione che questi fattori impongono ai processi aziendali, è fondamentale che chi riveste un ruolo di guida possegga forte propensione al cambiamento e all’innovazione. La curiosità e la capacità di adattamento sono le doti che oggi non possono mancare in un leader: il successo sarà il risultato della tensione al cambiamento e della propensione a innovare. Dare ai giovani talenti la possibilità di sbagliare” prosegue Labombarda – “seguendo strade innovative, imparando dagli errori, in un ambiente che li stimoli a rivoluzionare modus operandi consolidati nel passato, sarà certamente vincente”.

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Parts Town Cracks Top 20 in Crain’s Chicago Business “Fast 50”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

Crain’s Chicago Business announced that Parts Town, a leading parts distributor in the foodservice equipment market, has been named a 2019 Fast 50 honoree, ranking 18, up eight spots from their 2018 appearance. Parts Town was also listed within the Top 10 for Most Local Employees within the Chicagoland business community. Since 2007, this honor gives attention to Chicago metro businesses with impressive and “astronomical” five-year revenue growth. Parts Town reports $534 million in revenue in 2018, a 27% increase in one year and an 84% increase since 2013. In addition to high revenue growth, the company is rapidly expanding its team member count and facility size. In the next month, Parts Town will put the finishing touches on expanded automation technology in its 300,000-square-foot distribution center and office space at its Addison headquarters. The “Parts Wranglers,” as the distribution team members are known, help the company ship foodservice equipment parts to all 50 states and more than 200 countries.“Our culture remains our most significant competitive advantage. We have an amazing team that demonstrates our core values every day, which allows us to innovate rapidly to serve our partners,” said Parts Town CEO Steve Snower. “We are excited for another year of high growth ahead as we continue to invest in our business, our team and our community.”
Known for its integrity and innovation, Parts Town launched its Serial Number Lookup tool in January 2019. It uses model serial number level detail from a variety of foodservice equipment manufacturers to create a more precise search and order process for buying replacement parts for commercial kitchen equipment. The tool provides a seamless experience for Parts Town customers, and manufacturers benefit by increased OEM parts sales, higher equipment uptime and fewer technical support calls. The company’s mobile app has also seen more than 98,000 downloads since its launch in 2008.This year’s award marks the seventh time Parts Town has received this honor. To be eligible for the award, companies must be at least six years old, have had at least $15 million in revenue in 2018 and be headquartered in the seven-county Chicago area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake (Ill.), Lake (Ind.), McHenry and Will counties). The publication selects and ranks honorees by comparing revenues over a five-year growth period, enabling them to gauge which industries are continually growing and which companies are emerging as the region’s front-runners.
Rankings for the 50 honorees were unveiled at the Crain’s Chicago Business Fast 50 luncheon on June 21. Honorees will be featured in a special section of Crain’s Chicago Business on June 24.

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FollowUp Italia Serbia Business Forum

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 giugno 2019

Roma Mercoledì 10 Luglio dalle ore 17.00 alle ore 20.00, presso l’Ambasciata di Serbia in Via dei Monti Parioli 20 FollowUp Italia Serbia Business Forum. E’ un workshop dedicato ai Programmi Finanziari disponibili per la Serbia ed ai Settori di maggiore interesse per il Paese: infrastrutture, ambiente, hightech. Per l’occasione saranno presentate due proposte operative:
la costituzione a Belgrado di un “Digital Innovation Hub / Competence Center” con Aziende e Università Italiane e Serbe
la costituzione di una rete di imprese finalizzata alla partecipazione ai Bandi nei settori della tutela e del recupero ambientale. (by Francesco Marcolini)

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Nasce l’Executive Master Operations & Supply Chain Management di CUOA Business School

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 giugno 2019

Altavilla Vicentina (VI) CUOA Business School, da oltre 60 anni all’avanguardia nell’interpretare le esigenze di formazione delle imprese grandi e piccole, integra la propria offerta formativa con un nuovo executive master. In partenza il prossimo 20 settembre, l’Executive Master Operations & Supply Chain Management è rivolto a manager, responsabili di funzione e professionisti, che vogliono apprendere le strategie necessarie per rendere efficace la gestione della catena di costruzione del valore verso il cliente finale.
La globalizzazione non implica solo che i mercati di vendita siano sempre più internazionali, ma soprattutto che lo diventino i mercati di fornitura. La competitività va necessariamente cercata, quindi, a livello di global supply network. A ciò si deve aggiungere l’elemento della trasformazione digitale che agisce in tutti i processi coinvolti e che impatta sulle diverse strategie di produzione messe in atto dalle aziende del supply network.Il percorso proposto da CUOA è modulare, con il corso JobLeader Operations & Supply Chain Management, che ne costituisce asse portante, e prevede oltre 300 ore di attività d’aula. I percorsi specialistici, tra i quali i partecipanti potranno scegliere sulla base delle proprie esigenze, sono tre: Procurement, Supply Chain Planning & Control, Lean Transformation, e sono sempre integrati con un modulo dedicato allo sviluppo di soft skills.Fattori distintivi del master sono la centralità di metodi didattici esperienziali, quali visite aziendali, testimonianze di professionisti e manager, e l’utilizzo di una Faculty eterogenea, composta da docenti universitari, formatori esperti, manager, consulenti, che assicura concretezza e aderenza alle reali esigenze delle aziende e rappresenta un canale preferenziale per l’aggiornamento professionale dei partecipanti. Inoltre, ogni partecipante sarà seguito singolarmente da un coach durante il percorso. Le selezioni sono aperte fino al 13 settembre 2019.

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Ascentis Named One of 2019’s Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 giugno 2019

Ascentis, a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions, has been recognized as one of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s 2019 Best Places to Work. Ascentis was recognized as one of the top businesses in the medium company category, according to research by Quantum Workplace and the Business Journal. This achievement recognizes Ascentis’ commitment to its employees and dedication to delivering unparalleled customer service.These top companies were selected by surveying employees on various organizational elements including the company’s culture, internal communication endeavors, the company’s leadership and the benefits they offer.“We are honored to be part of such a strong community of local companies that work to create best of the best workplace cultures,” said Brian Provost, CEO of Ascentis. “Our company functions on the belief that our people are our best assets. Through that shared value, Ascentis is able to foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace where all employees share and contribute to our collective passion and mission to provide the most advanced HCM technology solutions, and commitment to be the best in breed in customer service.”With a record number of participating companies this year, the Best Places to Work awards celebrates its 21st year as the oldest awards program in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.“We challenge ourselves every day to create an experience that enables our employees to thrive. This is especially unique at Ascentis because we leverage our own HR technology to demonstrate how it can ignite a workforce’s potential,” said Jennifer Ho, vice president of human resources at Ascentis.Ascentis and other 2019 honorees will be recognized on Aug. 1 at The Renaissance Depot in Minneapolis and featured in the Aug. 2 Best Places to Work publication.

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Advaxis to Host Business Update Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 6 giugno 2019

Advaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADXS), a late-stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of immunotherapy products, announces that the company will host a business update call on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. ET. During the call, Advaxis’ senior management will review the company’s clinical development programs and recent financial results, and provide a general business update. The company intends to issue a news release summarizing financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended April 30, 2019 after market close on Monday, June 10, 2019.
For those unable to participate in the live conference call or webcast, a digital recording will be available beginning June 11, 2019 two hours after the completion of the call. To access the recording, please dial (855) 859-2056 (domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and provide the operator with the conference ID: 6199489. In addition, an audio webcast will be archived on the Company’s website for a period of time at http://www.advaxis.com.

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PDI Acquires CStorePro, Providing Single-Store Operators Software to Run and Grow Their Business

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 23 maggio 2019

PDI (http://www.pdisoftware.com), a global company with leading enterprise software solutions serving the convenience retail, petroleum wholesale and logistics industries, has acquired CStorePro Technologies Inc., a provider of simple, self-provisioning and cost-effective mobile software designed to give single-store operators centralized visibility into sales, pricing and promotional data with real-time dashboards. The CStorePro software powers over 2,500 locations, enabling owners to easily monitor and manage their pricebook and store operations from anywhere. Paired with PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions, this acquisition positions PDI to help operators run better and grow store profits.
A key part of the value proposition for operators is the ability to access and execute CPG-funded promotions and offers, and pairing the CStorePro pricebook with the PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions Loyalty Management Portal, which brings national brand dollars to local stores. In addition, CPG brands gain access to the hard-to-reach, coveted, single-store operators, and major oil companies and petroleum wholesalers can look forward to an optimized network of sites that can finally take full advantage of their marketing and loyalty programs.According to newly released NACS State of the Industry data, there are 97,643 single-store operators in the U.S. Many of these businesses have not realized the value of engaging with their consumers through loyalty programs because they lack a cost-effective option for managing their promotional strategy with their pricebook and sales data. The acquisition of CStorePro accelerates PDI’s ability to bring more value to single-store operators.

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Commerzbank Partners with GTC to Further Digitize and Automate its Trade Finance Business

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 22 maggio 2019

Commerzbank has entered into a strategic partnership with GlobalTrade Corporation (GTC), a leading Canadian application services provider of innovative multi-bank trade finance solutions. The bank plans to utilise GTC’s @GlobalTrade™ platform to strengthen its digital trade finance product range. As one of Europe’s leading trade finance banks, Commerzbank holds the digitalisation and automation of processes as key priorities. This partnership leverages Commerzbank’s unique network footprint and GTC’s multi-bank technology, coupled with SWIFT connectivity, to meet the trade finance needs of corporate clients across the globe more efficiently and effectively.
GlobalTrade Corporation (GTC) is a software developer and application service provider whose product solutions improve the world of trade finance and trade services. The @GlobalTrade systems help buyers, sellers, traders, and financial institutions communicate faster and more efficiently while reducing risk and improving monitoring and control. Their customers include both business enterprises that need consolidated access to multiple banks as well as financial institutions that require supply chain finance solutions to meet their clients’ needs

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Abeona Therapeutics Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Business Highlights

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 12 maggio 2019

NEW YORK and CLEVELAND (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Abeona Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ABEO), a fully-integrated leader in gene and cell therapy, today announced first quarter 2019 financial results and business highlights, which will be discussed on a conference call scheduled for Tuesday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET. “We’ve had a great start to 2019, with continued progress across our pipeline, including the completion of CMC work in advance of initiating our Phase 3 VITAL™ clinical trial evaluating EB-101, our gene-corrected cell therapy for patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa,” said João Siffert, M.D., Chief Executive Officer. “The study, which will utilize clinical material produced at our Cleveland manufacturing facility, is on track to start mid-2019 following completion of ongoing FDA review.”“We have continued to advance our lysosomal storage disease programs. Our increased efforts around patient recruitment are starting to bear fruit as we observe an uptick in patient screening for both MPS programs. In addition, we have submitted the IND for our CLN1 program.” added Dr. Siffert.First Quarter Financial Results:
Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities as of March 31, 2019 were $68.3 million, compared to $85.0 million as of December 31, 2018. The decrease in cash of $16.7 million was driven primarily by the net cash used for operating activities of $15.1 million.
Research and development expenses for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 were $11.7 million, compared to $8.2 million for first quarter 2018. The increase in research and development expense was primarily attributable to increased R&D headcount, related facility costs and internal manufacturing costs.
General and administrative expenses for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019 were $5.7 million, compared to $2.9 million for the first quarter 2018. The increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily attributable to increased headcount and related facility costs.
Net loss was $0.39 per share for the first quarter of 2019, compared to $0.22 per share in the same period of 2018.

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Future of business: Marketing transformation e Credit revolution

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 maggio 2019

Milano 6 giugno 2019 al Megawatt (via Watt 15), in collaborazione con IAB Italia e ACMI (Associazione Credit Manager Italia) si snoderà la seconda edizione di Cerved Next, l’appuntamento italiano dedicato alla cultura data-driven e alla digital transformation. che quest’anno Cerved.
Un’occasione per contribuire a immaginare il futuro costruito sui dati, una giornata in cui gli ospiti – imprenditori e business decision makers di ogni settore, appartenenti a grandi imprese così come a PMI, a micro aziende e startup, a banche e istituzioni finanziarie, a pubbliche amministrazioni – potranno scegliere tra lasciarsi ispirare da keynote speaker di fama internazionale, ascoltare interventi di esperti su casi di successo, partecipare a tavole rotonde, seguire sessioni demo, fare networking o lavorare negli spazi di co-working.L’agenda della giornata è molto ricca e affronterà tre temi chiave dell’economia, su cui dati e tecnologie impatteranno sempre di più. Il primo è quello del “Future of business”, in cui si parlerà dei mega trend e di tutto ciò che è intelligenza artificiale, trust economy, big data, blockchain, data visualization, digital transformation impact; il secondo riguarda invece la “Marketing transformation”, dunque vi troveranno spazio programmatic advertising, Seo e Cro, web analytics, customer journey transformation, growth hacking, human-based marketing; infine, la “Credit revolution”, dunque PDS2, open banking, alternative lending, fintech,, intelligenza artificiale applicata al credito, gestione efficace dei crediti in bonis, UTP e NPL.
Alla prima edizione hanno preso parte imprese di ogni dimensione, provenienza geografica e settore: da ICT e telco (24%) a banche e assicurazioni (15%), dal commercio (16%) alla consulenza (9%). Tra il pubblico, il 23% erano top manager, il 10% advisor o liberi professionisti ed erano rappresentate tutte le funzioni aziendali: 20% sales e business development, 18% marketing e comunicazione, 12% amministrazione, finanza e controllo, 17% digital e IT.
Tra gli speaker attesi a Cerved Next: Geoff Mulgan, CEO di Nesta; César Hidalgo, professore associato al MIT e guida del Collective Learning Group del MIT Media Lab; Peter Sondergaard, fondatore ed Executive Advisor di The Sondergaard Group; Cristina Pozzi, co-fondatrice e CEO di Impactschool; Darya Majidi, imprenditrice tecnologica, fondatrice e CEO di Daxo Group; Nicola Palmarini, Program Manager, AI Ethics Lead e Aging & Longevity Lead di MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab a Cambridge, Augusto Fazioli, Business angel IAG, consultant Singularity University & Partner Bip – Business Integration Partners.
L’evento è organizzato insieme a un parterre selezionato di partner, protagonisti del mondo della trasformazione digitale data-driven – Gruppo TIM, Bip – Business Integration Partners, Credimi, Nexi, Experian, Claranet partner AWS, Fincons, Generali, Neo4J, Relabora, Sourcesense – e a numerose associazioni, ACMI, AICS, Angaisa, Assosport, Assirm, Assolombarda, Fintech District, IAB Italia, Unione Industriale di Torino.

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I modelli di business innovativi

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 15 aprile 2019

Digital Magics, Auchan Retail Italia, Cisco, Do different, Nava Design, Nexi, RDS 100% GRANDI SUCCESSI, SisalPay e UBI Banca hanno decretato le 6 startup innovative vincitrici di “Magic Wand Retail Revolution”: il primo acceleratore in Italia dedicato all’innovazione tecnologica in ambito retail.Dopo aver concluso la prima fase con oltre 300 ore di formazione qualificata e advisoring – raggiungendo interessanti performance di crescita – Dilium, Disignum, Eligo, Impossible Minds, InTribe e Wenda accedono alla seconda fase del programma, che consentirà loro di validare i modelli di business sviluppati nel corso degli ultimi due mesi e di entrare a far parte del portfolio di Digital Magics, il più importante incubatore di startup digitali “Made in Italy” attivo su tutto il territorio italiano.Ognuna delle 6 startup riceverà un investimento iniziale di 90.000 Euro e parteciperà ai due eventi esclusivi, organizzati a Londra e a Milano, presentando le loro innovazioni a importanti investitori italiani e internazionali.Gli obiettivi di “Magic Wand Retail Revolution” sono innovare il settore retail, migliorare l’esperienza dei clienti e creare il negozio del futuro connesso e omnicanale.Al termine del programma di accelerazione, è previsto un ulteriore round di investimento, sempre con la partecipazione di Digital Magics. Grazie alla collaborazione con 200Crowd, piattaforma di equity crowdfunding, gli investitori interessati a partecipare ai round d’investimento avranno la possibilità di investire in tutte le startup vincitrici tramite un veicolo costituito ad hoc.

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Roma: settima edizione del suo “Lean Startup Program”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 aprile 2019

Roma Il 26 aprile è previsto il lancio del nuovo “Lean startup Program” di Roma (https://peekaboo.vision/lean-startup-program-roma-2/), un programma di pre accelerazione unico in Italia per creare una startup e validare il relativo modello di business sul mercato. “Come Google e Facebook – afferma Paolo Napolitano, CEO di Peekaboo – siamo nati anche noi in un campus, ma in Italia, a Roma Tor vergata. Tre anni fa, insieme ad altri soci, avevamo un’altra startup e tantissime persone ci chiedevano consigli su come lanciarne una e come svilupparla. Da quello spunto è nato Peekaboo”. Dopo 3 anni, Peekaboo è divenuta la community più rilevante in Italia sui temi dell’Open Innovation, con più di 3000 membri, 1000 talenti seguiti, centinaia di posti di lavoro creati, più di 40 mentor attivi e oltre 30 startup facenti parte del network.“Il nostro Team supporta gli aspiranti imprenditori e founder nel passaggio più difficile – continua Napolitano – quello che definiamo From Zero to One, ossia il passaggio dall’inerzia allo stato di moto. Il percorso dell’innovazione è ignoto ai più, il nostro obiettivo è contribuire alla creazione di startup e alla formazione di persone con il mindset giusto”.Il programma in avvio a Roma a breve consiste in 22 incontri suddivisi in 4 moduli con mentorship continua, una piattaforma di eLearning per rivedere quanto appreso in classe, workshop verticali per apprendere la strumentistica, hackathon per sviluppare il progetto ed un Pitch Day per presentare l’idea ad una platea di investitori.Si tratta di un percorso di altissimo livello, che passa attraverso varie fasi (conoscenza dei trend tecnologici, validazione attraverso il metodo Lean Startup, execution e sviluppo ed infine la realizzazione del Pitch da proporre ai potenziali investitori). La mission di Peekaboo è “dare luce alle idee”, supportando le persone sia con metodologie innovative sia nell’aspetto psicologico accompagnandole nella strada ignota dell’innovazione, fuori dalla propria zona di comfort. Vogliamo creare un luogo – conclude Napoletano – dove le persone possano sviluppare il proprio talento e le proprie passioni attraverso la creazione di nuovi modelli di business, vogliamo creare una ” Disneyland delle startup”, per dirla con Olivetti “un luogo dove le persone possano andare incontro con gioia alla propria missione”.
Peekaboo community più rilevante in Italia sui temi dell’Open Innovation, con più di 3000 membri, 1000 talenti seguiti, centinaia di posti di lavoro creati, più di 40 mentor attivi e oltre 30 startup facenti parte del network.Attiva con due sedi fisiche a Roma e Milano, supporta talenti ed aziende nello sviluppo delle loro skill tecnologiche al fine di trasformare le loro idee in business model funzionanti e performanti. Web: http://www.Peekaboo.com

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Sodexo expands its UK home care business with the acquisition of The Good Care Group

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 aprile 2019

Paris / London. Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announces the acquisition of The Good Care Group, a leading player in the live-in care market in the UK.
Founded in 2009, The Good Care Group provides tailored live-in care services to consumers, in their homes, who require assistance to live independently, or, have complex care needs. It is one of the few businesses of its type to be rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in the UK.The acquisition enables Sodexo, present in the UK home care market through Prestige Nursing + Care, to expand its offer, while meeting the needs and preferences of consumers by providing high quality live-in care services, with the expertise to tailor the care for those individuals living with dementia or other specialist conditions.As the growing aging population seeks more personalized and more personable care solutions, that often means staying in the home. With this acquisition, Sodexo is expanding its services in the UK live-in care market and will be ranked second nationally in the live-in care market and among the top five in the private-paid care market.
Following the acquisition, Jonathan Bruce, currently Managing Director of Prestige Nursing + Care, will become CEO of Sodexo’s home care business in the UK, supported by Belinda Berkeley, currently Managing Director of the Good Care Group, as Managing Director. Together they will lead the strategic development of Sodexo’s UK home care business comprised of Prestige Nursing + Care and The Good Care Group. Dominique Kent, currently COO of The Good Care Group, will lead the continued growth of The Good Care Group as Managing Director and continue her role as Vice Chair of the UK Home Care Association.
Sarosh Mistry, CEO Sodexo Home Care Worldwide, said: “Both Sodexo and The Good Care Group share a common mission to help our consumers age in their homes as independently and comfortably as possible. This cultural alignment is key to Sodexo and it is its core values that makes The Good Care Group such a natural fit into Sodexo’s Worldwide Home Care business. The Good Care Group has built a very successful business in the UK, based on delivering high quality live-in care. Together, we see tremendous opportunity to offer a choice of home care solutions to consumers with complex care needs.”

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