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ABB Names Björn Rosengren as CEO

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 14 agosto 2019

The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Björn Rosengren, as Chief Executive Officer. He will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO, Peter Voser, in this role on March 1, 2020. At that time Peter Voser will revert to his position at ABB solely as Chairman of the Board. Björn Rosengren (60), a Swedish citizen, is a highly experienced, international executive and leader of industrial businesses. He has been the CEO of Sandvik, a high-tech global engineering group, since 2015. During this time, he has overseen the successful implementation of a decentralized structure and improved both the profitability and financial strength of Sandvik. Prior to that, he was CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation, which manufactures and services power sources and other equipment for the marine and energy markets (2011-2015) and spent some thirteen years (1998-2011) in a variety of management roles at Atlas Copco, a world leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions.
“The Board is pleased that Björn Rosengren will be taking the lead at ABB, bringing with him a proven track record of value creation and exactly the managerial skills ABB needs during the next stage of its transformation,” said ABB Chairman and current CEO, Peter Voser. “After undertaking a thorough search, the Board is convinced that Björn Rosengren is the best candidate for the role. He understands how to establish successful decentralized organizations, empower people and demonstrates the culture of cooperation and high performance. Together with our strong management team, he will drive ABB’s strategy and deliver long-term value to all our stakeholders.”CEO-designate, Björn Rosengren, said: “I am honored to have the opportunity to join ABB, a truly global technology leader, after I have completed my current commitments. At such a pivotal time for manufacturing industries, ABB must continue to best serve the needs of global customers with a unique technology and digital solutions portfolio to help enhance their productivity. I look forward to working with my new colleagues around the globe to enhance value through the delivery of the group strategy and fully empowering our businesses and people.”

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Khoros Appoints Jack Blaha as New CEO

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 12 agosto 2019

Khoros, the global leader in customer engagement software, today announced that it has named Jack Blaha as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment comes as Khoros, built from the merger of Spredfast and Lithium Technologies, continues to capitalize on its combined strengths and accelerate its growth.The Khoros platform connects digital interactions across the customer’s entire journey, providing deep insights and stronger engagement across all channels. Khoros’ “all-ways” connected solution is used by over half of the Interbrand 100 and powers more than 500 million digital interactions every day — enabling brands to develop stronger relationships with their customers and a deeper understanding of how to best drive continued customer engagement.”This is an exciting time for Khoros and I am thrilled to be joining this very talented team,” said Blaha. “By combining Lithium and Spredfast, Khoros set a new standard for what modern customer engagement should look like, helping the world’s biggest brands win new customers and improve loyalty and retention. The Khoros team pioneered this industry, and its expertise combined with an unmatched investment in innovation make Khoros a clear leader in the market. I look forward to building on the company’s strong foundation and working with the team to usher in the next phase of Khoros’ growth.” Blaha previously served as CEO to Lone Wolf Technologies and PeopleAdmin, successfully leading both companies through periods of transformative growth. With a 20-year track record of technology leadership and client-focused innovation, Blaha will ensure continued success for both Khoros and its clients.Blaha succeeds Pete Hess as CEO. Hess led the company through the 2018 merger of Lithium Technologies and Spredfast, which created the world’s most comprehensive platform for digital customer engagement. Today, Khoros has 2,000+ customers utilizing solutions for social care, marketing and communities.

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Orthofix Names Jon Serbousek to Succeed CEO

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 8 agosto 2019

Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a global medical device company focused on musculoskeletal products and therapies, today announced that it has named Jon Serbousek as President of its Global Spine business effective August 5, 2019, and the successor to Brad Mason, the company’s retiring President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), to be effective November 1, 2019.
A seasoned executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the medical device and biotech industries, Serbousek served in several leadership positions at Biomet Inc., including Worldwide President of Biomet Biologics, Worldwide Group President of Orthopedics, and President of U.S. Orthopedics. Prior to joining Biomet, he held various general management positions within Medtronic Inc. including Worldwide Division President, Spine, Worldwide Vice President and General Manager of Biologics for their Spine and Biologics business. Additionally, Serbousek spent 13 years with DePuy Orthopedics, a Johnson & Johnson company where he served in numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including the Vice President of Marketing and Product Development and as Vice President of Spinal Operations.
Serbousek has held numerous board positions at for profit and not-for-profit organizations. He earned his BS in Engineering from Washington State University, his MS in Bioengineering from the University of Utah and later completed several advanced management programs including a program at the IMD International School of Management in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Tsuyoshi Oyama Becomes CEO of Promontory Japan

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 25 marzo 2019

Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company, today announced that Tsuyoshi Oyama is the new chief executive officer of Promontory Financial Group Global Services – Japan. Oyama comes to Promontory after nearly a quarter-century as a central banker and financial institutions supervisor and a further decade as a consultant to complex global financial institutions.
“Oyama-san is one of the most experienced financial industry experts in Japan,” said Eugene Ludwig, Promontory’s founder and CEO. “Our clients will benefit from his deep experience and trusted advice, and we are thrilled to welcome him into the Promontory fold.”
“Promontory is the global leader in strategy, risk management, and regulatory-compliance consulting, and also now is an IBM company with strong technologies to support conventional practices,” Oyama said. “I am honored to join Michael Dawson and the other highly skilled experts in Promontory’s office in Japan and look forward to helping our clients strengthen their risk management and compliance functions.” Oyama was most recently a partner at a consulting firm in Japan, where he headed risk advisory practices for major Japanese financial institutions. Before that, he worked at the Bank of Japan for 23 years, serving in his final role there as deputy director-general for the financial system and bank examination department. Oyama’s wide-ranging expertise includes scenario-based stress testing, emerging risk and non-financial risk management, risk appetite framework and risk culture, and Basel III capital implementation and risk management.Oyama began his career as a Bank of Japan economist, and was the first in the central bank to analyze the causes of Japanese banks’ non-performing loan problems. Oyama holds an M.S. in finance from George Washington University and a B.S. in economics from Hitotsubashi University.

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Exicure to Present at BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 febbraio 2019

Exicure, Inc. (OTCQB: XCUR), the pioneer in gene regulatory and immunotherapeutic drugs utilizing spherical nucleic acid (SNA™) constructs, announced today that its CEO, Dr. David Giljohann, will present a corporate update on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:15 am EST at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference. The presentation will be in the Hudson/Empire room at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City.A live audio webcast will be available on the Investors section of Exicure’s website: The webcast will be archived for approximately 30 days following the event.
Exicure, Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a new class of immunomodulatory and gene regulating drugs against validated targets. Exicure’s proprietary spherical nucleic acid (SNA™) architecture is designed to unlock the potential of therapeutic oligonucleotides in a wide range of cells and tissues. Exicure’s lead programs address inflammatory diseases, genetic disorders and oncology. Exicure is based outside of Chicago, IL.

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Final statement on Davos by Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 28 gennaio 2019

A statement by Dr. Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, wrapping up his attendance at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos: “In view of the still confusing geopolitical situation, which is expressed in sporadic increasing demands for protectionism, for example, globalization was at the top of the agenda of this year’s
World Economic Forum meeting. As one of the most global companies in the world, we are committed to international cooperation and trade, because no country has ever benefited from nationalism and separation. After many discussions here in Davos, I feel that business leaders and politicians of most countries share this view. Now is the time to set the right course for the future, for example with a view to the European elections in May. This election is a forward-looking decision with long-term implications. It will decide
the future of a united Europe, its institutions and its values. In essence, it is about whether we want to take another step towards isolation and nationalism, or whether we want to continue international cooperation in an increasingly complex world. The European Union is one of the greatest political achievements of modernity, with more than 500 million people living in freedom, peaceand prosperity – it cannot survive without active democratic participation”.
Deutsche Post DHL Group is the world’s leading mail and logistics company. The Group connects people and markets and is an enabler of global trade. It aspires to be the first choice for customers, employees and investors worldwide. The Group contributes to the worldthrough responsible business practice, corporate citizenship and environmental activities. By the year 2050, Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero emissions logistics.
Deutsche Post DHL Group is home to two strong brands: Deutsche Post is Europe’s leading postal service provider. DHL offers a comprehensive range of international express, freight transport, and supply chain management services, as well as e-commerce logistics solutions. Deutsche Post DHL Group employs approximately 520,000 people in over 220 countries and territories worldwide. The Group generated revenues of more than 60 billion Euros in 2017.
Die Post für Deutschland. The logistics company for the world.

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Waymo CEO to Keynote CES 2019 Leaders in Technology Dinner

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 novembre 2018

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM today announced that Waymo Chief Executive Officer, John Krafcik, will keynote at the CES® 2019 Leaders in Technology (LIT) Dinner, an invitation-only event bringing together more than 600 policymakers, top technologists and entrepreneurs. Krafcik will join FOX Business Network’s Liz Claman in a fireside chat to discuss the latest self-driving applications and the future of mobility on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Owned and produced by CTA, CES 2019 will run January 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. “John is revolutionizing the transportation industry through innovative solutions in self-driving that bring greater reliability and safety to our cars, roads and cities,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, CTA. “John and his team are committed to providing affordable and sustainable transportation to citizens around the world, increasing greater access to schools and jobs and improving lives. We’re thrilled to have him join us at this year’s Leaders in Technology Dinner and look forward to hearing his vision for the future of our roads.” John Krafcik is the CEO of Waymo, the self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy to move people and things around. Under John’s leadership, Google’s self-driving car project became Waymo, an independent Alphabet Inc. company. Since then, Waymo has test-driven the world’s first fleet of self-driving vehicles on public roads without a driver at the wheel, completed 10 million autonomous miles, and struck up partnerships with Jaguar Land Rover, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Lyft, Avis, AutoNation and more. Waymo has tested its technology in over 25 U.S. cities and is developing an autonomous ride-hailing network in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to Waymo, John was president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, and the chief engineer for the Ford Expedition.The invite only Leaders in Technology Program at CES allows high-level public policymakers and technologists to learn from CES’ 4,500 exhibitors and see thousands of new products that contribute to the $377 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. The program also provides information and insight to assist officials in evaluating federal policies that affect the consumer technology industry. For more information on the Leaders in Technology Program, please contact Laura Hudson at or 703-907-7604. Krafcik follows other influential technology leaders that have keynoted at the LIT Dinner, including John Zimmer, co-founder and president of Lyft; James Park, CEO and co-founder of Fitbit; and Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of GoPro. CES 2019, the world’s largest and most influential technology event, will showcase life-changing technology across every major industry, featuring 4,500 exhibitors across 2.75 million net square feet of exhibit space. CES provides access to the very latest transformative tech, such as 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart home, smart cities, sports tech, machine learning and more. For the latest CES news and to register for the show, visit

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Veeam Re-Structures Executive Team; Andrei Baronov Promoted to CEO

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 novembre 2018

BAAR, Switzerland. Veeam® Software, the leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise™, today announced that it has re-structured its executive team, promoting Andrei Baronov to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In addition to Co-Founder Mr. Baronov’s promotion, Ratmir Timashev, Veeam’s other Co-Founder, becomes Executive Vice President (EVP), WW Sales and Marketing, with William Largent assuming the role of Executive Vice President (EVP), Operations. Both Mr. Timashev and Mr. Largent will report to the CEO.These executive changes add extra focus and strength to help the company continue its rapid expansion into the Enterprise and Cloud segments and enable it to accelerate growth across all markets.“I want to thank Peter McKay for his dedication and energy, and we all wish him the best in his new endeavors,” said Andrei Baronov, Co-Founder and CEO at Veeam. “He leaves Veeam with a deep bench strength of experienced management leaders who will carry our vision and strategy forward. The changes we have made to the executive team will ensure that Veeam continues our aggressive growth, and we can deliver the exceptional customer experience we are renowned for.” Veeam recently reported its 41st consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, experiencing a 20% year-over-year (YoY) increase in bookings and more than 26% YoY growth in its cloud business. Moreover, traction with its alliance partners outperformed all expectations, with Cisco, HPE, Lenovo and NetApp helping drive a 128% YoY increase in bookings via unique resale agreements. The executive changes will enable Veeam to continue its growth trajectory to be the next billion-dollar software company.“Veeam is on a rapid growth trajectory and our vision and strategy to be the most trusted Intelligent Data Management company is seeing us secure more than 4,000 new customers a month, driving sequential double-digit bookings growth,” added Ratmir Timashev, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President (EVP), WW Sales and Marketing at Veeam. “As testament to the growth we are experiencing, according to the most recent IDC Software Tracker for Data Replication & Protection 2018H1, Veeam is #4 in market share after Dell, IBM and Veritas, and ahead of Commvault; we are by far the fastest growing vendor with 24.7% YOY growth, while others are declining. I know the entire Veeam team is committed to accelerate our growth even further and we are well on track to deliver another record bookings year.”

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CEO of Genesis Group, Chinese Leading Financial Institution Specializing in Blockchain

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 1 ottobre 2018

The DAIBC was held in Kuala Lumpur on September 27-28, 2018. Feng Chi, CEO of Genesis Group, was invited to deliver a speech on the development of the blockchain market in China.From 2013 when China Central Television reported BitCoin for the first time to 2017 when the blockchain hype emerged in China, China’s blockchain market has undergone ups and downs, creating opportunities and challenges.According to 2018 China Blockchain Industry Whitepaper published by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, as of March 2018, there were 456 companies specializing in blockchain businesses. Before 2013, this number was only 31, but 136 and 178 respectively in 2016 and 2017. These companies fall into several categories, with the financial services being the majority, followed by blockchain solutions, underlying platforms, and blockchain media & communities. So far, the blockchain technology has been applied in areas such as supply-chain finance, credit investigation, product tracing, copyright trading, digital identity and digital evidence.
Genesis Group is a leading financial institution consisting of Genesis Capital, Genesis Lab and Genesis Investment Bank. It provides one-stop service for entrepreneurs in blockchain industry ranging from incubation, funding to investment banking, etc.Genesis Capital is a capital fund under Genesis group for the blockchain industry. Committed to discovering early staged projects with the biggest potential, the team seeks to offer not only investment but consulting as the project grows.Genesis Lab provides incubation designed to foster startups for the world of decentralization. Ranging from legal, regulatory and admin support, technical mentorship to organizational structure, its specialists will pave the path from optimizing whitepapers to first campaign launching for big ideas. Genesis Investment Bank aspires to deliver best-in-class strategic advice and creative financing solutions to our clients, including fundraising, asset management, risk management. In addition, the bank also helps to build brand awareness.

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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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Diligent CEO Brian Stafford Receives National Recognition for Leadership in Governance

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 agosto 2018

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced its annual list of the 100 most influential individuals in the boardroom. Among the honorees is Diligent CEO Brian Stafford. Diligent, the leader in Enterprise Governance Management, is one of the fastest-growing software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and provides secure governance and collaboration solutions for boards and leadership teams across the globe. The NACD Directorship 100 seeks to recognize the most influential leaders in corporate governance. This year’s list is composed of 50 public company directors and 50 governance professionals and institutions that demonstrate knowledge, leadership and excellence.
At the helm of the company since 2015, Stafford has driven Diligent to new heights. Under his leadership, Diligent has brought the only integrated and secure enterprise governance management solution to market with Governance Cloud. Stafford’s leadership has not only catalyzed greater value for clients, but has also driven Diligent’s revenue from $80 million to $200 million annually — making it one of today’s most successful SaaS companies.“I’m honored to be included on the NACD Directorship 100,” said Stafford. “Diligent is an incredible organization made up of world-class employees. Over the past three years, we have experienced immense growth and continue to evolve to meet the needs of governance leaders, helping them achieve good governance. Diligent continues to solidify itself as the leader in Enterprise Governance Management board software, and I’m humbled to work for such an organization. I would like to thank Peter Gleason and the NACD organization for the great work they do, and for this recognition.”Throughout his career, Stafford has served as a constant engine for growth generation, consistently devising unique approaches to accelerate scalable business and managing seamless growth for his clients. Previously serving as a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Stafford found and led the organization’s Growth Stage Tech Practice, where he focused on growth strategy and SaaS companies.Diligent provides tailored services to meet the needs of every boardroom, spanning industry sectors and individualized preferences. With over a decade of experience as the market leader in corporate governance software and over 14,000 clients and 450,000 users around the globe, Diligent works with clients to provide solutions addressing today’s disruptive business environment. Visit to learn more.

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Zayo Chairman and CEO Dan Caruso to Deliver Keynote Presentation at Cowen Communications Infrastructure Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 agosto 2018

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) announced today that Dan Caruso, chairman and CEO, will present at the Cowen Communications Infrastructure Summit on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
Caruso’s keynote presentation will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. MDT. A live webcast link will be available on the “Events and Presentations” page of Zayo’s corporate website at:
Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure solutions, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies and finance, healthcare and other large enterprises. Zayo’s 128,200-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. In addition to high-capacity dark fiber, wavelength, Ethernet and other connectivity solutions, Zayo offers colocation and cloud infrastructure in its carrier-neutral data centers. Zayo provides users with flexible, customized solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth. For more information, visit

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Top Hat Co-founder and CEO Named One of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 giugno 2018

Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® is an annual recognition of the exceptional achievements of 40 outstanding Canadians under the age of 40, and is the country’s most coveted award for young business leaders. Selected from more than 800 nominees by an independent advisory board comprising more than 20 business leaders from across Canada, winners were chosen on four key criteria: Vision & Innovation; Leadership; Impact & Influence; and, Social Responsibility.
“It’s an incredible honour and privilege to receive this recognition and stand alongside some of Canada’s most distinguished visionaries and innovators,” said Silagadze. “It speaks to the opportunities and possibilities that are available to Canada’s entrepreneurs looking to make a real impact and effect positive change in the world. Bold ideas and hard work are the foundation of innovation and success, and I encourage the next generation to persist and stay committed.”
Silagadze co-founded Top Hat in 2009 because he saw a broken education system in which students pay exorbitant prices for out-of-date textbooks that don’t enable interactive and immersive learning. He also saw professors using technology that did not reflect how people actually learn outside of the classroom. Since then, Silagadze has led the company’s mission to empower educators with the tools to make higher education more effective, engaging, and affordable, to ultimately improve student success.
Today, more than 2.8 million students at 75 per cent of the top 1,000 colleges and universities in North America have used Top Hat. Most recently, Silagadze led the company through a significant product revamp, announcing the industry’s first-ever free platform to access more than 20,000 pieces of high-quality and customizable digital textbooks and open educational resources on the Top Hat Marketplace.“Here at Top Hat, our ambitious mission is carried out by more than 300 Top Hatters who are committed to making a big impact in higher education,” said Silagadze. “Our success is driven by this world-class team, and I’m incredibly proud of their drive, creativity, brilliance, and entrepreneurial mindset.” Under Silagadze’s leadership, Top Hat’s vision has been validated by funding from leading venture capital firms including Union Square Ventures, Emergence Capital, Georgian Partners, Leaders Fund, and iNovia Capital. In 2017, the company was recognized for its fast growth on lists including Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Tyton Growth50, and PROFIT 500.

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Toshiba Corporation Welcomes Nobuaki Kurumatani as Chairman and CEO

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 5 aprile 2018

Nobuaki Kurumatani today took office as the first Chairman and CEO of Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) to be appointed from outside the company in over 50 years. Commenting on his appointment as Representative Executive Officer and Chairman and CEO, Mr. Kurumatani said, “I am honored to be appointed CEO, and very much aware of the responsibilities I take on. Toshiba is not just any company. Its corporate DNA has realized countless Japan- and world-first technologies and products, made Toshiba a source of pride in Japan for nearly 145 years, and also made us a global leader. “I believe that helping Toshiba back on its feet is my true calling. I am here at Toshiba to support change and transformation, and I see my role as to build on the company’s resilience and to lead its recovery. To secure growth, we must radically improve our earning power and reinforce our finances. We must move out of our comfort zone and promote fundamental reforms.”Mr. Kurumatani most recently served as President of CVC Asia Pacific Japan (CVC). Before joining CVC in May 2017, he was Deputy President and a Director of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, one of the largest financial institutions in Japan, where his career was devoted to corporate planning, public relations and internal auditing. He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo, where he studied Economics.Satoshi Tsunakawa has taken on a new role in Toshiba as Representative Executive Officer and President, and Chief Operations Officer (COO). From today on, Mr. Kurumatani and Mr. Tsunakawa will together execute the management of Toshiba Group.

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Uphold Launches XRP With Zero Fees

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 aprile 2018

Uphold Inc., the global digital money platform, announced today that Uphold is the first and only platform to make XRP generally accessible in the United States. The third most valuable cryptocurrency with a value of over $22 billion, XRP is now available for Uphold consumers to buy and sell. Uphold members, who already have access to the widest range of crypto and traditional currencies, can now add this popular virtual currency to their portfolio.
“There has been huge demand for XRP and Uphold is one of the first platforms to make XRP easily accessible,” said Adrian Steckel, Uphold’s CEO. “Uphold was first with Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin Gold, and we are again responding to interest from our members in establishing a first with XRP.”
Starting today, Uphold members can purchase XRP, with zero fees, for the first five million XRP purchased. They will be able to trade XRP across seven different cryptocurrencies, 23 fiat currencies, and four precious metals. In the coming weeks, the Uphold platform will also connect to the XRP ledger to enable deposits and withdrawals of XRP. Uphold members have been requesting availability of XRP for some time. In a recent poll, over 12,000 Twitter followers voted for XRP support ahead of all other cryptocurrencies.“The XRP ecosystem is diversifying and growing rapidly,” said Miguel Vias, head of XRP markets at Ripple. “The listing of XRP on Uphold, a strong retail platform that offers customers easy access to digital assets, underscores the significant increase in interest for XRP.” XRP is now available across the 184 countries which have access to Uphold’s consumer-friendly wallet with industry-leading security. Via its API integrations, the Uphold platform also powers cryptocurrency payroll services, AI-powered robo-trading, gold trading, and browser-based advertising payments. Integration partners include: Brave, Heleum, AUsecure and Bitwage among others.

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Ken Rees, CEO of Elevate, to Speak at LendIt Fintech Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 marzo 2018

San Francisco Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – 2:50-3:10 p.m. PDT Consumer Lending Track, LendIt Conference, Moscone West, 800 Howard Street. Elevate Credit, Inc. (“Elevate”), a leading tech-enabled provider of innovative and responsible online credit solutions for non-prime consumers, announced today that their Chief Executive Officer, Ken Rees, will address the audience at LendIt Fintech 2018 along with CNBC’s Ari Levy. The fireside chat will build an argument for non-prime lending as the hottest sector in fintech today, presenting opportunities that entrepreneurs, investors and banks may be missing.
“It’s time for fintech to step in and create innovation and opportunities for non-prime Americans, which today comprise more than two-thirds of the U.S. population,” said Rees. “By focusing on our customers’ needs, and on building the right kind of underwriting capabilities, we’ve been able to bring financial inclusion to 2 million people. Non-prime lending has long been dominated by predatory payday lenders; but now the fintech and banking communities have the ability to responsibly meet this significant market need.”Rees will be joined by Levy, senior technology reporter at CNBC, who will lead the discussion through a variety of themes, including:
How banks and fintech companies can partner to take advantage of the opportunity in non-prime lendingWhat it takes to build winning products for non-prime consumers Predictions for the biggest areas of innovation in non-prime lending in 2018 and beyond.

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CEO Paul Kraus to Present Nearby at AGC Annual Information Security Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 23 marzo 2018

San Francisco April 16 – 20, 2018 The Hilton Union Square Hotel 330 O’Farrell St Eastwind Networks attending and presenting at RSA Conference 2018, available at The Ritz-Carlton Residences for in-person meetings by Paul Kraus, President & CEO, Eastwind Networks and Robert Huber, Chief Security & Strategy Officer, Eastwind Networks. RSA Conference 2018 to promote its enterprise solution suite that provides complete visibility, threat detection, forensics and incident response capabilities needed to secure IT networks across hybrid environments. Additionally, Paul Kraus, CEO of Eastwind Networks will present a brief presentation at AGC’s 14th annual Information Security Conference.
“The IT footprint of organizations today goes beyond traditional networks into hybrid, virtual, cloud and mobile spaces,” said Paul Kraus, CEO of Eastwind Networks. “Existing solutions offer limited visibility rendering organizations exposed and vulnerable. Eastwind offers a range of customizable solutions—SaaS, DNS, IaaS and Networks—that delivers complete visibility of any cyber terrain as businesses undergo digital transformations and require new security practices. We look forward to expanding our network connections at this annual meeting of top cybersecurity industry minds.” Held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from April 16 – 20, RSA Conference provides an annual platform to connect over 45,000 attendees with ideas and cutting-edge technology to safeguard the digital world against cyber threats. Eastwind executives will attend the conference and be hosting an off-site suite at The Ritz-Carlton Residences to meet with security professionals, industry analysts and reporters to discuss Eastwind’s expanded suite of solutions as a value add to any security stack.

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Beverly Capasso Named Broward Health President/CEO

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 febbraio 2018

Beverly CapassoInterim Broward Health President/CEO Beverly Capasso today was named its President/CEO during back-to-back public meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the North Broward Hospital District, which operates as Broward Health.
The selection of Capasso, who was named interim President/CEO in May of 2017, follows a year-long national search that attracted more than 375 applicants. Ultimately, Commissioners rejected all of the applicants and voted 4 to 1 in favor of making Capasso the President/CEO of Broward Health, one of the nation’s largest public healthcare systems.Commissioner Nancy Gregoire, recently appointed to the Broward Health Board of Commissioners by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, made the motion that Capasso serve as President/CEO.“I understand there has been immense improvement at Broward Health even within the last 18 months, and I understand it’s still improving,” said Gregoire. “As long as I’m on this board, I hope we will continue to improve.”At a special meeting and regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners held earlier today, the Board weighed input from community leaders, as well as from the medical and leadership teams of Broward Health, before making a final decision. All five Broward Health Commissioners participated in the special meeting and regular meeting of the Board.Capasso was appointed Broward Health’s interim President/CEO after serving on the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners. Capasso previously served as CEO at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami. She has also held senior management positions at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston and as Chief Nursing Officer at Miami’s North Shore Medical Center, part of Tenet Healthcare. In addition to her executive positions, she has years of experience as a registered nurse working in critical care and emergency departments.“I am humbled and honored to accept,” said Capasso. “We have stabilized Broward Health and will continue to stabilize Broward Health for our patients and our community and for the 8,000 employees of Broward Health.” (photo: Beverly Capasso)

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D CEO Names David Kiger to Dallas 500

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 febbraio 2018

David KigerDallas entrepreneur and investor David Kiger was named one of the most powerful business leaders in the DFW area by D CEO, the award-winning business publication of D Magazine. The 2018 edition of the Dallas 500 issue features executives in more than 60 categories, highlighting the achievements of “the people who really run Dallas-Fort Worth business.” “Dallas has continued to evolve into an epicenter of business, technology and artistic opportunity,” said David Kiger, founder and board member of Worldwide Express. “I’m honored to hold company with some of the brightest and most influential business leaders in the country.”In 1995, Kiger founded Worldwide Express, a global shipping logistics company for small to mid-size businesses. Headquartered in Dallas, the company now has more than 125 local offices across the country. It is one of two primary UPS authorized resellers in the United States, and currently has sales in excess of $1.3 billion. Kiger led the company’s private equity transactions in 2007, 2013 and 2017, and has guided Worldwide Express’ strategy and vision throughout its history of growth and success.In addition to his leadership with Worldwide Express, Kiger is an investor in mobile Internet enhancement firm Alef Mobitech Inc., and is an advisor to Alef founder Dr. Ganesh Sundaram. Kiger is majority shareholder and board member of, and is on the board of advisors of TEDx and XPRIZE.Kiger graduated from the University of Alabama in 1985 and began his career with Baxter Healthcare in Chicago. While working for Trammell Crow Company in Houston, he developed the idea of what Worldwide Express would become, and he started the business with just $5,000.Due to his successes over the course of his career, Kiger shares his valuable business lessons and actively encourages others, from entrepreneurs looking to start a small business, to CEOs leading successful companies.“It takes passion, patience and determination to find success as an entrepreneur, but it also takes support from the community,” said Kiger. “I can attribute much of my good fortune to a supportive network of mentors and peers and relish in opportunities that allow me to pay it forward.” (photo: David Kiger)

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Broward Health Names New CEO for Broward Health Coral Springs

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 gennaio 2018

Jared M. SmithBroward Health has named Jared M. Smith, CPA, chief executive officer of Broward Health Coral Springs.“With Jared’s extensive hospital operations experience, we are confident that he will provide strong leadership to support our continued growth at Broward Health Coral Springs,” said Beverly Capasso, interim president and CEO of Broward Health. “He is a visionary and decisive leader with a proven track record of success in high-performing healthcare organizations.”As chief executive officer of Broward Health Coral Springs, Smith is responsible for leading hospital operations, working closely with the management team and medical staff to expand services and provide high-quality care.With more than 23 years of healthcare experience, Smith was a leader within the Tenet Healthcare organization, most recently serving as the national service line administrator for cardiac and vascular services. Previously, he served as chief operating officer (COO) of Delray Medical Center, a 536-bed quaternary care facility and teaching hospital. In addition to leading the day-to-day operations of the medical center, Smith was responsible for implementing nearly $100 million of major program development initiatives.He also led the efforts of Tenet’s first proton center in Palm Beach and he chaired the COO group of the coastal division, comprised of 17 hospitals. Smith began his career at Deloitte & Touche working for many major hospital systems. He was later recruited by Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach to serve as the director of strategic development, planning and government relations.Smith holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and a Master of Science in taxation from the University of Miami. He is a certified public accountant in the state of Florida. (photo: Jared M. Smith)

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