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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 31 n°56

Posts Tagged ‘business’

New Online “Business Startup Wizard”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 febbraio 2019

There is a new online tool now available through the West Virginia One Stop Business Center that aims to simplify the business registration process in West Virginia.
The new, interactive Business Startup Wizard provides information and guidance to assist with the planning and registration process in order to efficiently and successfully get a business up and running in West Virginia.“We want to make it as easy as possible for entrepreneurs and seasoned business owners alike to register to do business in West Virginia,” said Secretary of State Mac Warner. “The One Stop Business Center, our new user-friendly website and online tools like the Startup Wizard are important to making that happen.”Warner credits the legislature for supporting his Office’s initiatives and for providing the funding necessary to add and make improvements.“The members of the Senate and House of Delegates understand how important the registration process is to encourage entrepreneurship and business development throughout the state. They also understand the need to keep our technology updated and to provide our citizens with user-friendly online tools.”The new Business Startup Wizard features an easy to follow step by step interview-like process and prompts the user to answer a series of questions. At the completion of the questionnaire the tool generates a report with guidance and detailed information based on the answers to the questions.

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Metis and Dublin Business School Partner to Deliver the College’s First Internationally Streamed Live Online Course

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 13 febbraio 2019

Dublin Business School (DBS), Ireland’s largest independent college, has partnered with leading data science training provider Metis on the college’s first internationally delivered live online course, a machine learning module taught live in Dublin by Metis’s New York City data science experts.Part of Dublin Business School’s new Master of Science Degree in Data Analytics, the 12-week Machine Learning module was custom built by Metis data science experts to teach students how to use machine learning techniques and skillsets to achieve business goals.One of the first of its kind in Ireland, the master’s degree program is accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the national agency responsible for qualifications and quality assurance in higher education. Metis, which was launched in 2014 by Kaplan, Inc. in the United States, is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training, an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. All Metis bootcamp and corporate training programs are designed and taught by expert data science practitioners, and Metis alumni in the US have gone on to work at top companies including Instagram, IBM, Spotify, Tumblr, Facebook, BuzzFeed, Deloitte, Apple, Tinder, CapitalOne, Uber, and many more.“Dublin has become a top European headquarters for technology multinationals, so the demand for data science expertise in the city is accelerating,” said Dr. Deborah Berebichez, Chief Data Scientist at Metis. “As Metis expands internationally to cities where data science talent is needed, we’re not losing sight of what we do best: providing dynamic, engaging learning experiences taught by top practitioners in the field.” Students from all over the world are increasingly choosing to study in Dublin, which is also home to Europe’s fastest-growing tech worker population. Dublin is set to overtake London as the biggest European data center market in 2019. Officially launched in January 2019, the first Machine Learning module cohort of thirty students includes learners from India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Turkey. International students who receive master’s degrees from DBS are eligible to live and work in Ireland for two years.Executive Dean of Dublin Business School, Andrew Conlan-Trant, said, “We’re really pleased to commence this very exciting collaboration with Metis. The experience for students is hugely enhanced by bringing the deep expertise of Metis into the DBS classroom, and live online delivery has a very positive impact on engagement in the class. This is a real example of the strength of Kaplan’s scale and breadth and the benefit it delivers to students.”

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8th annual Analytics Summit 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 gennaio 2019

The University of Cincinnati Center for Business Analytics has named Zeynep Tufekci as a keynote speaker at its 8th annual Analytics Summit 2019 being held April 1-3, 2019 at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tufekci will speak on April 3 as part of the event’s Conference Day.Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci is an internationally recognized authority on the interactions between technology and social, cultural, and political dynamics. She has special expertise in how social change movements are using social media and on the social and moral implications of how we use big data and algorithms to make decisions. The author of “Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protests”, she is also a TED Speaker and contributing opinion writer to the New York Times.This year’s event will feature four technical two-day training sessions, one half day training session, and five all-day session tracks. Training sessions will cover topics including Advanced MS Power BI, Machine Learning with R, Advanced Tableau Training, Big Data with Hadoop and Spark, and Analytics for Executives.The all-day session tracks will focus on Financial/Risk Management Analytics, Marketing Analytics, Operation Analytics, Analytics Management and Leadership, and Analytics Tools.Complete details and registration information can be found on the Analytics Summit 2019 event registration site.
The Center for Business Analytics at the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business is a corporate-academic partnership that brings together a multidisciplinary group of businesses, organizations, faculty, and students to provide education, and an exchange of ideas and best practices regarding the application of data driven analytical methods for enhancing organizational performance.In collaboration with its corporate sponsors, the center provides symposia, student projects, community training and applied research focused on the use of techniques such as data visualization, data mining, predictive modeling, simulation and optimization to solve important problems faced by businesses, government and non-profit organizations.

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Bento for Business Named a Best Company to Work For in Chicago

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 gennaio 2019

Bento for Business, the financial technology platform modernizing the way businesses manage their working capital, has been recognized with the 2019 Best Places to Work awards from Built In Chicago. Bento ranked No. 6 overall, in addition to No. 2 in the Best Small Companies category and No. 2 in the Best Paying Companies category.Built In Chicago’s award program honors 100 Chicago-area businesses that provide employees with the world-class financial and non-financial support they need to thrive. The Best Places to Work lists rate companies based on their employer benefits and employee submitted compensation data. Rank is determined by combining a company’s score in each of these categories.Bento offers a modular and flexible financial operating platform for small and medium-sized businesses. Bento’s industry-leading corporate cards give businesses unprecedented control and visibility over workforce expenses without creating overhead. Bento Virtual Cards, open APIs, and White Label capabilities extend these control and management benefits to automate payments well beyond employee expenses.Built In Chicago gave Bento high marks for its total compensation plan, which includes equity participation, and its responsibility-based culture allowing for flexible working hours and unlimited all-year-round paid vacation days. Bento also offers progressive health benefits, access to a free gym, and gives all employees a prepaid payment account with a daily lunch budget for meals at any restaurant.Bento’s mission is to democratize access for small and mid-size businesses to the financial management and business banking solutions that large banks currently reserve for their enterprise clients. For Bento’s efforts, the company has been recognized as one of Chicago’s “50 on Fire” technology companies. Additionally, CB Insights named Bento a small business fintech trend to watch in its inaugural U.S. Small Business FinTech Report. Bento has raised a total of $18.5 million in venture capital from leading investors and is actively hiring for roles in engineering, operations, sales and marketing, and more.

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Union Capital Enters East Asia Market and Open for Business

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 dicembre 2018

Union Capital a family office and institutional investor with ongoing global activities primarily focused in Western Asia and Africa is pleased to announce its entrance into the Hong Kong business arena. With allocations ranging from venture capital, private equity, public markets and joint ventures available, the firm is poised to be a strong new player in Hong Kong and will be working with local partners in identifying opportunities.
Managing Director of Investments for Union Capital, Sammy Bermann stated “We are very excited to be entering the Hong Kong market. We believe that by replicating our previously used business model in entering new geographies, we will shortly become the go-to partners for our new portfolio companies here in Hong Kong. We have always operated with a one team-one firm mantra and our portfolio companies in Hong Kong will have continual access to our entire team from strategic guidance, team-building to opening doors with potential customers and partners world-wide.”Flexibility and Longer-term views are the two key elements that make Union Capital the go-to choices as a partner. Being a private family office and not a PE or VC fund, they do not have rigid investment mandates affording them the flexibility to be more innovative in making investment decisions and to screen a wider variety of opportunities.Investment Manager for Union Capital, Kamal Modi was quoted “Unlike your typical investment fund, Union Capital does not have a defined life cycle to deploy and return capital, giving us the ability to take longer term views on businesses that we ultimately invest in. We feel that now is the time to enter the Hong Kong and Eastern Asian markets. We’ve been gradually scaling our business reach and specifically our alternative investment portfolio and this East Asia market entry for end of 2018 is exactly in-line with our ongoing business plan to deploy capital in new markets globally”.

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DMX Announces VINblock™ –– Blockchain for Everyday Car Business

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 dicembre 2018

Dealer Market Exchange is introducing a new take on how dealers, car makers, vendors and consumers may all soon be doing business together –– on blockchain. The powerful technology behind cryptocurrencies is already flexing its muscle with new services from Microsoft, IBM and Amazon, and DMX has now stepped into the ring with some muscle of their own.
VINblock is the first in line of their business blockchain solutions menu for the automotive community. Reportedly designed to track the lifetime activity of any vehicle by its unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), a new industry ecosystem would be created by their participating users.“Our VINblock permanent, shared ledger, based on Hyperledger Fabric blockchain technology, provides a critical value-add for building a foundation of connected mobility for OEMs, dealers and consumers to conduct business well into the 21st century,” said Jason Bennick, CEO and Co-Founder of DMX. “As we innovate next-generation solutions across automotive, we’re striving to create new channels that can operate faster and more efficiently than most everything out there, and in a new, low-cost and fully trusted, secure environment.”
Based on Hyperledger Fabric permissioned blockchain and related technologies, VINblock’s permanent shared ledger of VINs aims to provide accurate, timely tracking of vehicle identity, ownership changes and status in DMX markets. This approach offers significant advantages on trust, security, provenance, accuracy, cost and speed over traditional, disparate database systems, applications and integration methods.“Blockchain is just one of our key technologies along with automation, AI, analytics, IoT and intelligent API’s that we’re integrating in our mobile, cloud platform and solutions that deliver strategic advantages for all our customers,” stated Wes Reid, DMX Co-Founder and Head of Technology.VINblock will combine on-chain data, private data, off-chain data and services to efficiently deliver the information needed by applications hosted by DMX and their other partners.Users will access VINblock through their mobile devices on the DMX platform. At enterprise level, OEMs are provided additional, secure, integration options including DMX’s REST API and the VINblock shared ledger network.

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Legal & General Investment Management avvia il proprio business retail in Italia

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 9 dicembre 2018

Londra – Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) avvia il proprio business retail sul mercato italiano e fornirà agli investitori l’accesso a un’ampia gamma di soluzioni di investimento che comprende ETF, SICAV e strumenti ICAV conformi ai Regolamenti OICVM.
Giancarlo Sandrin, analista finanziario certificato (CFA), è stato nominato Country Head Italia per i mercati Wholesale & Retail con il compito di sovrintendere alla costituzione del business wholesale, e sarà supportato da una funzione di vendita con sede a Londra dedicata ai clienti italiani di Legal & General IM. Sarà basato a Milano, in un ufficio di recente apertura, e riporterà a Simon Hynes, Head of Retail EMEA Distribution.Sandrin proviene da BlackRock, dove è stato responsabile dei clienti dell’asset management per il business italiano di iShares. In precedenza, ha ricoperto ruoli di responsabilità presso il ramo di asset management di HSBC Investments France e presso MTS, il mercato leader in Europa per l’attività di trading nel reddito fisso.Simon Hynes ha commentato: “Abbiamo registrato un crescente interesse da parte degli investitori di tutta Europa per la nostra gamma di soluzioni di investimento e l’apertura di un ufficio locale in Italia è stato il naturale passo successivo nei nostri piani di espansione. Giancarlo sarà una risorsa fondamentale, che va ad aggiungersi al team della società, grazie alla sua profonda conoscenza del mercato europeo degli investimenti retail e la sua vasta esperienza. Costruire il nostro business nel settore degli ETF in Italia è per noi una priorità e, dato il suo background, Giancarlo dispone di tutte le competenze per guidare questo percorso di crescita”.Honor Solomon, Head of Retail, EMEA di Legal & General IM, ha aggiunto: “La nomina di Giancarlo in Italia è un passo fondamentale nel nostro piano di lungo termine per ampliare la presenza della società in Europa. Negli ultimi tre anni abbiamo costantemente esteso la nostra offerta di prodotti per gli investitori europei e siamo entusiasti di avere Giancarlo alla guida del nostro ingresso nel mercato italiano wholesale”.Sandrin ha dichiarato: “Grazie alla sua solida reputazione, Legal & General Investment Management è perfettamente posizionata per espandersi nel settore wholesale italiano. La sua costante attenzione agli investimenti di lungo periodo, inoltre, avrà grande risonanza in questo mercato. Sono entusiasta di poter guidare l’impegno della società nel settore retail in Italia e non vedo l’ora di lavorare a stretto contatto con Simon e il team nel momento in cui la società inizia questa ulteriore fase di crescita”. La nomina di Sandrin è l’ultima di una serie di nomine senior per Legal & General IM in Europa, dopo quelle di Philipp Graf von Königsmarck come Head of Wholesale Sales, Germany a maggio 2018 e James Crossley come Head of UK Retail Sales ad agosto 2018.

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Latest Innovation Designed to Help Companies Engage & Empower Employees When Traveling for Business

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 2 dicembre 2018

Rocketrip, the leading employee engagement platform for reducing business travel spending, today introduced “Price to Beat” to its enterprise clients. Rocketrip is a leader in the corporate travel category and has significantly invested in improvements to their platform like this one over the last 12 months. Rocketrip has been embraced by modern enterprises seeking to create cultures of empowerment because of the company’s unique ability to incentivize employees to make choices that ultimately save their company money.Rocketrip’s “Price to Beat” encourages employees to earn rewards by making outstanding cost-conscious choices when they travel for business. Rather than emphasizing the company’s budget, this new product positioning focuses on how employees can earn value to invest in what matters most to them by voluntarily choosing to book less expensive flights and hotels when they travel for business. The “Price to Beat” displays inside a client’s existing online booking tool and provides a traveler with a fun and engaging way to book travel. If an employee books travel at a cost below the “Price to Beat”, they are rewarded with up to 50% of the savings.This new positioning comes on the heels of Rocketrip’s $15 million funding round led by GV earlier this year. Rocketrip is already used by hundreds of companies — including ServiceNow, Feld Entertainment, and Twitter — to foster workplace cultures of empowerment and recognition. An average employee using Rocketrip earns rewards in excess of $200 per trip through various changes in behavior including downgrading from business class to coach, staying in lower star class hotels, and staying with friends or family. Companies using Rocketrip save anywhere from 15-30% on their annual travel budgets.
“As our enterprise clients look for new ways to recruit, retain, and motivate their teams, Rocketrip is at the cutting-edge of using innovative technology to empower employees while also reducing costs,” said Rocketrip Founder and CEO Dan Ruch. “Rocketrip engages and rewards employees by allowing them to make their own choices regarding what matters most to them.”

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Kymeta Takes Seamless Connectivity to AfricaCom with New Business Partnerships

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 15 novembre 2018

Kymeta—the communications company making good on the promise of global, mobile satellite communications—will offer static demonstrations and live driving demonstrations of Kymeta solutions at AfricaCom, Tues-Thurs, November 13-15, 2018.Seven of Kymeta’s global partners will have a presence at the show. Several of these partners will host stands and live demonstrations for the media and tradeshow attendees: Intelsat (stand D60) and Stratosat (stand C191) will host live driving demonstrations in vehicles mounted with the Kymeta™ terminal, demonstrating reliable high-throughput communications on-the-move with an electronically steered, lightweight, easy to install satellite antenna. iDirect (stand D35A) and Talia (stand D31) will host informational sessions throughout the duration of the show, and ELB, Qkon, and Blue Sky Satellite will be in attendance.“Seamless, reliable connectivity is critical in places such as South Africa, and the rest of the African continent, where remote sites heavily rely on communications systems for safety and business operations,” said Neville Meijers, chief commercial officer and executive vice president, Kymeta. “We are excited to come to AfricaCom and introduce our technology to this geographic region. We look forward to becoming part of the connectivity solution for the future of telecoms in Africa.”

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Cable ONE Business Brings 2 Gig Symmetrical Fiber Internet Service to Columbus

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 ottobre 2018

Businesses in Columbus soon will enjoy up to 2 gigabits per second of symmetrical internet speed with the launch of Cable ONE Business’ new service, Piranha Fiber – Ferociously Fast Internet. This comes five months after the launch of Piranha Fiber in Biloxi and a little over a year since the company announced plans to expand its fiber optic services for small- and medium-sized businesses into Mississippi markets.The company is finalizing construction plans for its newest fiber-optic technology, which will offer businesses both internet and telephone services. Plans indicate continual expansion into additional rural Mississippi communities for the foreseeable future. The new internet and phone services are delivered over a Passive Optical Network (PON), which combines the most favorable attributes from coax and fiber. Benefits include service delivered over an extremely reliable fiber-based architecture and shared bandwidth, which allows Cable ONE Business to spread its infrastructure costs over a broader customer base and offer the service at a price that’s affordable for most small businesses.Unlike dedicated fiber internet service – which is often unattainable for small and mid-sized businesses due to construction costs and the required dedicated connection to our network – PON is a shared service, delivering superior capacity.Several Piranha Fiber internet plans are available, beginning with 50 megabits per second and scaling to 2 gigabits per second. Pricing starts as low as $99.95/mo. when bundled with business telephone service for three years.“Piranha Fiber is the most reliable business internet service available today,” Boone said. “Customers can expect maximum uptime with minimal delays for a truly unique online experience.”For today’s businesses, a fast, reliable internet connection has moved from being a convenience to a critical component of success. Businesses rely on their internet connection to run integral processes and programs, including e-mail, e-commerce, cloud-based applications, video conferencing and more.“Fast, reliable internet access is a productivity-enhancing factor,” Boone said. “It allows businesses to increase collaboration, send and share larger files more quickly, and take advantage of more cloud-based applications in order to achieve operational efficiencies, greater productivity and growth.”Piranha Fiber is currently available in a number of Cable ONE markets outside of Mississippi, including Boise, Idaho; Fargo, North Dakota; Norfolk, Nebraska; Odessa, Texas: and Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

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EV Safe Charge Ranked One of “Top 15 Most Fundable Companies” by Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 ottobre 2018

EV Safe Charge™, a leading provider of EV charging solutions, is thrilled to announce that it has been named to the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School first annual Most Fundable Companies List. EV Safe Charge competed against more than 2500 other early-stage U.S. companies to win the recognition as one of the most fundable companies for private industry investors. As a winner, EV Safe Charge will be profiled on and featured in the November print issue of the magazine. “We are honored that the judges recognized us as a promising, fast-growing company with big ambitions in a hypergrowth industry segment,” said EV Safe Charge Founder and CEO Caradoc Ehrenhalt. “Attracting continued investor interest is a key priority of our team and this prestigious exposure from a leading business school is further validation of our exciting potential. We are grateful for the award and congratulate each of the winners.” The Most Fundable Companies initiative involved a multi-phase assessment that evaluated financial projections, market opportunity, differentiation of offering and the strength of the management team, all of which were used to produce a fundability score. The top 15 companies were selected in partnership with The Venture Alliance based on their readiness for private investment. Honorees on the inaugural list are located across the country and come from a variety of industries. “EV Safe Charge is transforming the charging solutions market with innovative approaches and white-glove service,” continued Ehrenhalt. “With the need for 40 million charging stations around the globe by 20301, our business model aims to capitalize on this staggering growth opportunity in a highly fragmented market,” he concluded.

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Sindaco Riace. Ciriani (FdI): conferma immigrazione è grande business

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 ottobre 2018

“Un fatto molto grave, le accuse sono pesanti. Ovviamente vale anche per il sindaco di Riace la presunzione di innocenza, ma al di là dell’episodio questo conferma quello che Fratelli d’Italia sostiene da molto tempo, e cioè che l’immigrazione era ed è un grande business. Coloro che hanno predicato le porte aperte, l’accoglienza, in realtà spesso lo facevano perchè coltivavano un business alle spalle di questi disperati”. A dirlo il presidente dei senatori di Fratelli d’Italia, Luca Ciriani, nel corso della trasmissione Skytg24. “Per anni Fratelli d’Italia e Giorgia Meloni hanno chiesto, invano, che le cooperative o le organizzazioni senza scopo di lucro, almeno apparente, che gestiscono questi centri di ospitalità per i migranti fossero costrette a rendicontare euro per euro rispetto all’accoglienza stessa. Questo non è mai avvenuto, consentendo che ci fosse un regime troppo nebuloso che permettesse di fare affari attorno ai 35 euro al giorno che le operative ricevono in cambio di ospitalità” conclude il presidente dei senatori di FdI.

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Nuovi modelli di business per “decarbonizzare” la produzione energetica

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 settembre 2018

Gli investimenti necessari per la transizione energetica verso modelli più sostenibili dovranno necessariamente aumentare del 30% entro il 2050: dagli attuali 93 trilioni di dollari, già pianificati, si dovrà arrivare a 120 trilioni di dollari. Questi temi saranno al centro delle discussioni che si svolgeranno a Milano durante la World Energy Week dall’8 all’11 ottobre, un evento internazionale organizzato dal Consiglio Mondiale dell’Energia (World Energy Council) che riunirà i leader globali del settore con l’obiettivo di rendere l’industria energetica più sostenibile ed inclusiva. Da oggi al 2050, l’economia mondiale dovrà impegnare in media ogni anno circa il 2% del suo PIL in soluzioni innovative per la decarbonizzazione come fonti rinnovabili, efficienza energetica o ancora nuove tecnologie abilitanti.“Considerata la portata globale della sfida energetica – afferma Marco Margheri, presidente del World Energy Council Italia – risulta sempre più cruciale un dialogo di ampio respiro tra tutti gli stakeholders del settore. In questo spirito, la World Energy Week 2018 rappresenta una piattaforma unica di dialogo internazionale multienergy riunendo più di 400 delegati provenienti da oltre 90 Paesi. Per ampliare questo confronto, saranno presenti le organizzazioni partner della World Energy Week: l’Osservatorio Mediterraneo dell’Energia, il GO-15 (network mondiale dei gestori di rete elettrica), l’Unione per il Mediterraneo e l’Istituto per gli Studi di Politiche Internazionali (ISPI) con Towards MED dialogues. Siamo orgogliosi che l’Italia e Milano siano stati scelti come sede per questa piattaforma di dialogo. Sarà l’occasione per valorizzare la prospettiva e le eccellenze del sistema energetico italiano facendo leva sulla sostenibilità, l’innovazione tecnologica nonché l’interconnessione dei sistemi energetici europei e mediterranei”.Dei 120 trilioni di dollari da investire stimati da IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency), 18 trilioni saranno necessari per migliorare le reti elettriche e la flessibilità dei sistemi energetici. Secondo gli accordi del COP21 di Parigi (2015) per limitare l’aumento della temperatura media globale di 2 gradi centigradi e tornare ai livelli preindustriali, il fabbisogno energetico globale dovrà essere coperto al 60% da fonti rinnovabili e gli investimenti addizionali annui richiesti rispetto a quanto già programmato dovranno ammontare a 1,7 trilioni di dollari al 2050. La quota totale delle energie rinnovabili dovrà aumentare dal 15% dell’offerta totale di energia del 2015 fino anche ai due terzi della produzione totale entro il 2050.Gli incontri della World Energy Week organizzati a Milano tra l’8 e l’11 ottobre permetteranno di riflettere sui temi di maggiore attualità per il settore tra i quali l’integrazione e la resilienza delle infrastrutture energetiche, l’innovazione digitale, la mobilità sostenibile, i meccanismi di finanziamento e i modelli di business innovativi per la transizione energetica. Sono tre gli appuntamenti di grande rilievo: l’Energy Transition Summit (ETS) previsto il 10 ottobre, l’Italian Energy Day (IED) e il World Energy Leaders’ Summit (WELS) programmati in parallelo l’11 ottobre. Per quest’ultimo, un incontro di alto livello strettamente riservato ai ministri, presidenti, amministratori delegati e rappresentanti ministeriali e delle organizzazioni internazionali, sono già confermate una ventina di delegazioni ministeriali provenienti dall’area Euro-mediterranea, dal Medio Oriente e dall’Africa.

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The “The Business Use of AI” training has been added to’s offering

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 20 settembre 2018

Your competitors are using AI to analyze sales, what do you do? Organizations today are very enamored with artificial intelligence capabilities to find hidden patterns and tease out issues in data and text. Each organization is trying to find an advantage over its competitors. This explosion of interest in AI poses a challenge to managers for effectively make sense of and use AI effectively.The most nimble and adaptable companies and executives will thrive. Organizations that can rapidly sense and respond to opportunities will seize the advantage in the AI-enabled landscape (Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew Mcafee, HBR).Understanding, organizing, integrating and delivering AI is a key issue today. Businesses must be clear about the use and value of AI to avoid chasing an unachievable and expensive dream.AI carries with it many implications. Jobs change dramatically, current skills become obsolete and displaced, there may exist resistance to change and unrealistic fear of robots taking over as well as other aspects of automation. This was true when automation hit the factory floor in the 1960s and 1970s. Union issues may pale by comparison with a white-collar response. Today pictures of auto assembly and other manufacturing plants show few workers. What detail work remains is slowly but surely giving way to automation.However, the positive side promises better-paying work, newer and more interesting tasks and less physically demanding and boring operations. Managers and professionals should prepare for the coming changes. What happens when AI becomes part of the work process? What can we expect from AI capabilities today? What may happen in the future? Answers to these and other questions are part of the value of this course.

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Beyond Spots & Dots has received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE)

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 19 settembre 2018

To receive this designation, businesses must be at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women. The WBENC certifies businesses only after a rigorous process, including an in-depth review of the business owner’s eligibility, financial structure, management and governance information, corporate documentation, an on-site inspection as well as an interview with the female owner(s).A WBE certification allows businesses to access WBENC National Corporate Members, numerous local, state and federal agencies, and over 10,000 other certified WBEs. This access allows certified WBEs to purchase products, enlist services, and/or embark on joint venture enterprises. “We are delighted to be recognized. To have these credentials means we can compete and do additional business with other WBENC-Certified companies, corporations and government entities. More importantly, Beyond Spots & Dots can continue to expand and grow as a women-owned enterprise,” said Melanie Querry, Founder and President of Beyond Spots & Dots.

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Tehama Service Delivery Platform Business Unit of Pythian Launches in North America

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 3 settembre 2018

Tehama announced the company’s launch to the North American market and shared information about its inaugural event in New York City. The event will feature renowned authority on technology and security, Bruce Schneier and other experts who will speak about de-risking the global workforce with secure access, audit and compliance.Tehama is a SaaS platform that allows companies to securely connect and collaborate with remote employees and third parties. It offers a simple and flexible approach to delivering secure and integrated digital end-user computing (EUC).
Based in Ottawa, Tehama is a business unit of Pythian, a global IT product and services company. Tehama was created by industry experts who understand that enterprises, and the providers and individuals who service them, need better ways to adapt to a changing workforce while protecting against growing security concerns like insider breaches and IP theft.By consolidating all the necessary tools and technologies to securely connect and collaborate with third parties into one SaaS-based platform, Tehama enables Pythian and other service providers, multi-national organizations and technology partners to deliver highly skilled services to the world’s most innovative, yet security-conscious businesses. Through a combination of secure access controls, isolated and collaborative workspaces, and continuous compliance, security and business leaders can easily ensure regulatory compliance, reduce overall operating costs, and achieve business agility.
Tehama launches on September 12, 2018, at an inaugural event in New York City. The event focuses on de-risking the global workforce with secure access, audit and compliance and will demonstrate how Tehama and other emerging strategies and technologies are changing the way organizations thrive and compete with a contingent workforce. The event will also feature a keynote presentation from Bruce Schneier, internationally renowned authority on technology and security, and author of upcoming book, Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World (September 2018).

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Stanford Graduate School of Business

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 27 agosto 2018

Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) today named Lucy Montgomery, Andrew Pikturna, and Samantha Tellatin the 2018-2019 recipients of its Stanford USA MBA Fellowship. As part of Stanford GSB’s mission to educate business leaders to solve society’s most pressing problems, the school will provide up to $170,000 in tuition and fees to each recipient over two years. Within two years of graduation, the fellows must return to the Midwest region in a professional role that helps to contribute to the region’s economic development.Lucy Montgomery is a 5th-generation Iowan who previously worked as a management consultant at Accenture in Washington, D.C., and has a strong commitment to social service. She aspires to return to Iowa and create a nonprofit that amplifies Iowa women’s voices and prepares them to create and manage successful ventures, building on her past experiences working with women entrepreneurs in St. Louis and at the Iowa Center for Economic Success. She attended Washington University in St. Louis where she was captain of the women’s NCAA Division III varsity basketball team. Montgomery will pursue dual master’s degrees in business administration and public policy from Stanford GSB and Harvard Kennedy School.Andrew Pikturna was raised in rural Wisconsin’s Fox Valley, home to farmland and a once-prosperous paper industry. He is committed to bringing his knowledge back and helping others gain the skills they need to succeed in a changing economy by launching his own technology venture in Wisconsin. He began his career at Accenture in Chicago and is now senior manager of operational analytics at the weekly meal delivery service Home Chef. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he served as a campus campaign coordinator for Teach For America.Samantha Tellatin is from rural Missouri where she currently works at the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, which is a national grants and education program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that seeks to support an enduring American agriculture of the highest quality. She is passionate about helping companies assess their supply chains to improve environmental and social practices, and hopes to focus her career on supply chain sustainability by either starting a social enterprise or joining a company in the region. She attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, where she studied biological engineering. The GSB established the Stanford USA MBA Fellowship in September 2016 to provide financial support for students with a passion for generating economic development in regions of the United States underrepresented in its MBA program, focusing first on the Midwest. Following the launch of the fellowship, applications to the GSB from the region increased by 25 percent.

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Fibank Launches its Smart Lady Program Aimed at Women in Business

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 agosto 2018

Fibank (First Investment Bank) has launched a program specially tailored for women in business, as a result of extensive research and discussions with experts and female entrepreneurs.
The program, titled Smart Lady, is implemented in partnership with MasterCard. It features not only lending opportunities, but also a number of other financial and non-financial solutions that offer support and security to business women. Those include a wide range of loan products offered at preferential terms, with flexible repayment plans and maturities of up to 5 years for working capital and 15 years for investment loans.Another option is the grace period on principal payments during maternity leave which may reduce monthly installments by up to 75% over a period of 15 months. During that time the bank will only require interest payments on the loan used. The Smart Lady program also offers a number of additional benefits such as children’s savings accounts with growing interest rate, Diners Club First Lady credit cards that come with breast cancer insurance, discounts on purchases in over 400 retail outlets, access to VIP lounges at airports, and other club privileges.Among the most attractive features of the Smart Lady program are the two integrated health and accident insurance policies provided by FiHealth Insurance.By this program, Fibank aims to provide female entrepreneurs with financial support and cooperation at every stage of their business development. Among the planned activities are a number of conferences, trainings and seminars where they will be able to exchange experience and receive professional advice. An electronic platform is under development that will provide online training and information updates on relevant topics.

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CEO Andy Khawaja Talks Fintech and Allied Wallet Live on Fox Business Network

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 6 agosto 2018

CEO Andy Khawaja of Allied Wallet, a globally leading provider of online payment processing offering various payment solutions in 196 countries all over the world, was recently featured on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. in a feature that recognized his technological and business achievements.Since 2007, Varney & Co. has been hosted by Stuart Varney on the Fox Business Network, the highest rated market program on television. He’s been recognized for decades for his excellence in journalism.Dr. Andy Khawaja sat down with Stuart Varney to discuss the success of online and mobile applications, the reach of digital payments, and how much of a necessity the internet has become to our society.He admitted that just over thirteen years ago many people thought him to be crazy for his vision of payments online and the connections he wanted to create, but he persisted and attributes much of his success to the country that allowed him to flourish – the United States of America.
“This is the land of dreams coming true if you really want to work hard for it. I’m a fighter, and I fight very hard – and you know – I am where I am today,” said Dr. Andy Khawaja. To which, Stuart Varney offered Khawaja a sincere congratulatory response.Dr. Khawaja proudly accepted Stuart Varney’s invitation to come back to the show very soon to shed more light on technological innovation and e-commerce.

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Inthera premiata per la categoria “Business Products and Services”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 9 luglio 2018

Inthera, la data marketing company nata da Cemit e di recente acquisita dal Gruppo HCI, è stata premiata per la categoria “Business Products and Services” nell’edizione 2018 dei DMA Awards, la prestigiosa competizione tenuta ieri a Milano da DMA Italia (Association for Direct and Data Driven Marketing) per celebrare le migliori campagne di marketing ispirate dai dati.
Il riconoscimento è stato ottenuto con il progetto di inbound marketing omnicanale realizzato per Assistenza Casa, società di home servicing che fa parte di due grandi Gruppi: Edison e HomeServe, leader mondiale nell’assistenza per la casa da oltre 20 anni. “Abbiamo premiato la capacità di raccontare un servizio complesso e completamente nuovo per il mercato italiano, con un approccio fondato su dati e guidato da insight.” – questo il commento della giuria al momento della consegna del premio.Questo progetto è una testimonianza importante della capacità di raccogliere e interpretare i dati per conoscere gli interessi dei consumatori e creare per loro occasioni di relazione significative con i valori e servizi del brand Assistenza Casa.Al centro dell’attività il nuovo blog, arricchito da una strategia editoriale “data driven” e dalla partnership con il brand CasaFacile. Nell’ambito della strategia studiata da Inthera, il dato assume un ruolo importante, nella consapevolezza che promuovere contenuti costruiti sugli interessi delle persone produce maggiori risultati e permette di ottimizzare il budget pubblicitario. Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin e Youtube diffondono con cadenza quotidiana i contenuti istituzionali, di infotainment ed educational, creati per alimentare i blog e far conoscere i servizi di Assistenza Casa. Per amplificare i contenuti del blog, parte integrante del progetto è costituita da un media mix di DEM, SEO onsite, Link building, paid search e social ads. Inthera è la marketing company del Gruppo HCI nata per valorizzare la capacità dei dati di generare conoscenza e relazioni tra Brand e persone in maniera rilevante, misurabile e continuativa.Con un team di 60 professionisti in Direct e Digital marketing, Contenuti originali e Social & Digital PR, Inthera è un’azienda partner IAB, DMA e DNA con sedi a Segrate, Torino e Sassari.

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