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Posts Tagged ‘talent’

Trend Micro Nurtures Global Cybersecurity Talent Development

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 18 agosto 2019

The Trend Micro CTF 2019 – Raimund Genes Cup invites teams from around the world to test their skills in today’s most critical areas of security risk. This cornerstone event is one of many ways Trend Micro is working to equip cybersecurity talent in the workforce.
The annual global CTF helps participants develop and hone their skills in today’s most critical areas of need, including forensics and exploitation, IoT, reverse engineering, open source intelligence, mobile, and machine learning. Teams face challenges that involve these key areas, providing real-world practice with critical scenarios.
This year’s Global CTF consists of two rounds, an online qualifier and the finals. Taking place on September 7-8 (Japan time), the online qualifier will include Jeopardy style questions that challenge teams to solve various security problems quickly. The top 10 teams will qualify for the finals, which will take place in Tokyo, Japan on November 23-24. This year’s finals will utilize a new “Dynamic Value” Jeopardy format to further test the teams’ skills.The winning team from the finals receives JPY1,000,000, which is about USD $9,000. Additionally, each player from the winning team receives 15,000 Zero Day Initiative Rewards Program points, which helps program submitters earn exclusive awards and benefits. The second and third place teams receive JPY300,000 and JPY200,000, which is nearly USD $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.Trend Micro hosts and supports more than 50 similar competitions each year around the world, including the main global event, and hosts 15 contests in collaboration with the Organization of American States1, which are specific to women across the Americas.Additionally, the company recruits and trains new cybersecurity professionals in five global centers around the world. In total, these centers will support the development of more than 2,500 new cybersecurity professionals by 2022.To further grow diversity and skills in the industry, Trend Micro is also a global partner with Girls in Tech to encourage security education among their network of female professionals.

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BlockTower Capital Launches Investment Analyst Competition to Recruit Top Talent

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 giugno 2019

BlockTower Capital, a cryptoasset and blockchain investment firm, today announced the launch of the first annual BlockTower Investment Analyst Competition. The firm will leverage the competition as a way to source high quality talent as it expands.
BlockTower’s Investment Analyst Competition will be open for submissions until July 1, 2019. Applicants will be asked to conduct primary research, prepare models and analysis, and submit an investment recommendation on a specific cryptoasset, project, or idea.
“The competition will provide us with a powerful tool to continue to surface exceptional talent,” said Matthew Goetz, CEO and Co-Founder of BlockTower. “The skill-sets and types of expertise that are important in cryptoasset investing differ in many ways from those of investment analysts in the world of traditional finance. Similarly, so too do the geographic locations and backgrounds of these outstanding potential candidates.”As part of the competition, written submissions will be reviewed and the winners will have the opportunity to present their investment thesis to BlockTower’s Founders, including Matthew along with the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, Ari Paul. Ari has helped drive the institutional advancement of crypto markets, drawing on his background with the technology as well as institutional experience as a Portfolio Manager and Risk Manager for The University of Chicago’s $8 billion endowment portfolio, and a professional trader at Susquehanna International Group.

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Korn Ferry Vice Chairman RJ Heckman Authors “The Talent Manifesto”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 febbraio 2019

Written for CEOs, CHROs and leaders across global organizations, the newly released Talent Manifesto: How Disrupting People Strategies Maximizes Business Results (McGraw Hill) provides a comprehensive guide to redesigning talent strategies that will transform into organizational success.In Talent Manifesto, Korn Ferry Vice Chairman RJ Heckman incorporates best practices, research and lessons-learned from thousands of global companies to illustrate how to achieve optimum organizational performance through talent.In Talent Manifesto, Heckman shows how the highest-performing companies are able to dance “The Talent Waltz”:
Defining with laser-like precision what type of talent is required to create and then execute a winning business strategy
Managing talent with data analytics that predict and explain a wide range of business outcomes, including financial performance relative to competitors.
Creating talent processes that are simple, fast and maybe even fun for stakeholders
Using the principles in The Talent Waltz, Heckman further shows in detail how to maximize business performance through the disruption of talent practices, including:
Changing hiring methods, including using artificial intelligence, to help source candidates and offering data-driven assessment methods that are proven to identify candidates who will perform well and who will fit into a company culture
Identifying engagement drivers at the individual level, specifically for those in the most pivotal rolesChanging reward practices so that they go from spreading tiny increases equally among all to bringing a much sharper focus on incenting people who make the biggest difference in corporate victoriesThe book shows how the pathways between these (and other) interconnected talent practices must be paved by an unwavering focus on strategy, data, speed and simplicity.

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Securian Financial Adds Talent to Retirement Plan Sales Tea

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 8 ottobre 2018

Craig Shrack has joined Securian Financial as a regional sales vice president working with advisors to bring Securian Financial’s retirement plan solutions to small and mid-size employers.Based in Indianapolis, Shrack is supporting retirement plan advisors located in Indiana, central and southern Illinois, and Kentucky. Prior to joining Securian Financial, he served as a regional vice president with Transamerica Retirement Services. Shrack holds FINRA Series 6 and 63 registrations and earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.“Craig is an outstanding addition to our team,” said Steve Chappell, Securian Financial’s national vice president of retirement plan sales. “We are continuing to add talent to our sales force due to the growing demand for our product in addition to the recent introduction of several new offerings, including a 3(16) service, a multiple employer plan option called MEPconnectSM, ReadyPlanSM for small employers and unitized model portfolios.” Securian Financial has been helping people save for retirement since 1930. Its platform features long-tenured retirement specialists, fiduciary-friendly fee levelization practices and extensive administrative outsourcing, most of which is offered at no additional cost. Securian Financial provides services to employer-sponsored retirement plans through group annuity products issued by Minnesota Life Insurance Company.

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Un nuovo modo di fare talent

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 novembre 2015

un giorno da starYouBiti, il sito per l’incontro fra Talenti e Clienti che vogliano usufruire delle loro capacità, si occuperà delle selezioni per i Sanremo Music Awards.In occasione dei “Sanremo Music Awards 2016”, YouBiTi si occuperà della selezione dei talenti che prenderanno parte alla serata finale dell’iniziativa, prevista a Sanremo per la seconda settimana di febbraio. YouBiTi è un portale che si occupa della promozione di figure artistiche, come cantanti e ballerini, ma anche conduttori, comici e performers, attraverso casting e attività volte ad aumentare la visibilità dei suoi associati.Le figure ricercate da YouBiTi potranno prendere parte sia alla competizione, sia alla realizzazione della serata finale dei “Sanremo Music Awards 2016”. I talenti ricercati sono:
● Cantanti (solisti o band)
● Co-Conduttori
● Co-Conduttrici
● Vallette
● Performers di arti varie
● Comici
● Barzellettieri
● Crew di ballo
● Writers
I “Sanremo Music Awards” sono una manifestazione canora di livello internazionale che coinvolge varie categorie musicali. Questo contest è un’idea di Nicola Convertino che nel 2001 ha organizzato tre serate al Cremlino di Mosca, ottenendo la partecipazione di un pubblico pagante di 18 000 persone. L’impatto mediatico è stato notevole, considerato che è stato riportato da importanti realtà come “Quelli del Calcio”, “Striscia la Notizia”, alcuni telegiornali nazionali (TG1, TG2, TG3), la diretta in mondovisione della televisione russa, oltre che una rassegna stampa comprendente 280 articoli. I 35 artisti che hanno partecipato alla manifestazione includevano nomi come Antonello Venditti, Toto Cutugno, Lucio Dalla, Enrico Ruggeri, Matia Bazar, Tony Esposito, Francesco Baccini, Albano, Pupo, Marco Masini.
Data la fortuna di questo evento, ne sono stati organizzati altri, che tutti culminati a Sanremo, durante la settimana in cui annualmente si tiene il Festival della Canzone Italiana.
Lo scopo della manifestazione è quello di creare una fusione tra le diverse culture musicali coinvolte nell’iniziativa. Come ogni cerimonia di “Awards”, verrà assegnato un premio per ogni categoria: da miglior cantante maschile e femminile, a miglior band ecc.
Grazie a YouBiTi i giovani talenti potranno avere la possibilità di essere selezionate per prender parte a questo importante evento italiano e di dimostrare le proprie capacità. I “Sanremo Music Awards” rappresentano davvero un’importante vetrina, non soltanto per aspiranti cantanti, ma anche per i talenti nel campo della danza, dell’intrattenimento e permormers.
YouBiTi è diverso da tutti gli altri siti che offrono servizi analoghi perché YouBiTi si occupa davvero di organizzare attività che promuovano e diano una più completa visibilità ai suoi Utenti Associati. A questo scopo, una grossa parte delle quote associative viene proprio reinvestita in attività di comunicazione e divulgazione, sia della piattaforma stessa che delle singole categorie professionali che ne fanno parte.Il suo core business, infatti, si basa sulle attività di marketing e comunicazione poste in essere per creare quel filo conduttore tra potenziali Clienti ed Utenti Associati che porti poi, ad una collaborazione lavorativa soddisfacente per entrambi.
Un nuovo modo per farsi promozione on line, che gioca molto sul concetto di brand identity e agevola l’incontro tra domanda ed offerta.
Per partecipare basta andare sul sito http://www.youbiti.com e inserire il codice coupon Sanremomusicawards per pagare solo 9.90, e si potrà scegliere una delle 9 categorie artistiche elencate sopra. (foto: un giorno da star).

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Switzerland Tops World Ranking of Business Talent

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 novembre 2015

losannaLAUSANNE, Switzerland, The country which often gets its reputation through the commercial successes of watches, cheese and chocolate has been named the best in the world for business talent, a position that shows there’s a lot more going on throughout its industries. Switzerland leads the way in developing, attracting and retaining talent to satisfy corporate needs, according to a study by leading global business school IMD.The research ranks Denmark second and Luxembourg third, with Norway, the Netherlands, Finland, Germany, Canada, Belgium and Singapore completing the top 10.A host of major economies fare less impressively, with the US languishing in 14th place, the UK 21st, France 27th and mainland China way down the list in 40th position.Professor Arturo Bris, Director of IMD’s World Competitiveness Center, which carried out the study, said: “Pure economic power and talent don’t always go hand-in-hand.”The key attribute among all the countries that rank highly in our standings is agility, as shown in their capacity to shape policies that preserve their talent pipeline.”In this regard none is more agile than Switzerland, which has shown itself to be the most talent-competitive country in the world for nine of the past 10 years.”Other countries, many of the world’s leading economic powers among them, could learn valuable lessons from understanding how the Swiss manage their talent pool.”The findings are contained in IMD’s World Talent Report, an annual assessment of how countries sustain talent for the businesses operating within their economies.Rankings are based on 20 years’ worth of competitiveness-related data, including an in-depth survey of more than 4,000 executives in the 61 countries covered by the study.The research focuses on three main categories – investment/development, appeal and readiness – which in turn are derived from a much broader range of factors.These include education, apprenticeship, employee training, brain-drain, cost of living, worker motivation, quality of life, language skills, remuneration and tax rates.The main categories are aggregated into a yearly overall ranking. In addition, each country’s evolution in the various aspects is assessed over the course of a decade – in this instance from 2005 to 2015 – to identify the most talent-competitive countries.
Other than in 2006, when Austria took top spot before slipping back into the chasing pack, Switzerland came first overall in every year of the period examined.Its pre-eminence conclusively overturns long-held popular notions that the country’s business acumen is limited to just a handful of specialist niche markets.Professor Bris, an expert in finance and in the field of global competitiveness, said: “Switzerland has shown itself to be a leading performer right across our range of factors.”The fact is that it has consistently achieved a positive balance between encouraging local talent and tapping into top talent from other countries.”This is a quality all the high-ranking economies have to some extent, but only the best constantly update and refine the required competencies to truly sustain their talent pipeline.”Overall, the research suggests Northern Europe boasts the greatest concentration of business talent hotspots in the world.Singapore supplanted Malaysia as the Southeast Asian economy best equipped to develop, attract and retain talent, with Hong Kong also performing well.
But in Latin America even Brazil, the region’s most powerful economy, was found to have suffered deterioration across a range of relevant performance indicators.Other Latin American economies also struggled, with Chile 43rd, Mexico 49th, Colombia 50th, Argentina 53rd, Peru 59th and Venezuela 60th. Although Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Colombia have slightly improved their positions this year, all Latin American countries in the study place in the bottom third of the ranking.

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Plan for universities developing talent in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 Mag 2011

The European University Association (EUA) has today published a political declaration underlining the outcomes of its recent Annual conference held at Aarhus University (Denmark) which focused on the role of universities in developing talent in Europe. As political leaders in Europe begin important negotiations to determine the next EU budget (after 2013) the Aarhus Declaration begins by underlining the importance of investing in education, research and innovation to enable universities to play their full role in nurturing talented individuals and in contributing to the EU 2020 strategy for ‘smart sustainable and inclusive growth’. The Declaration is, however, not only addressed at political leaders as it also contains an action agenda for universities to develop talent. Nurturing talented individuals has always been central to the mission of Europe’s universities and becomes increasingly vital as knowledge becomes central to social and economic development and as global competition for talent increases. The Aarhus Declaration calls on universities to strengthen this role and outlines an agenda for action. It encourages universities to:
Widen access and increase capacity to respond to the needs of more diverse student populations
Develop distinctive research portfolios
Ensure that university staff and students identify with the university and its specific mission as a basis for generating and maintaining a vibrant university environment.
The statement then calls for clear university “strategies that promote talent from an early stage”, in particular:
Strengthening the links between teaching and research from an early stage and building research capacity from the undergraduate level
Building attractive and transparent career structures, tracks and opportunities for all staff
Placing a special focus on doctoral education and training and prioritising the development of career opportunities for early stage researchers
And developing and promoting the circulation of talent in order to enhance research capacity and bring new knowledge.
Finally, the statement underlines the need for:
Strong university leadership to promote talent development in all its dimensions
Ensuring a clear internationalisation strategy within universities
Ensuring an overall commitment to a quality culture and to transparency within universities
Understanding the importance of partnerships. Promoting dialogue with, and engaging a variety of stakeholders at different levels, ensures impact on society, and the development and dissemination of local knowledge in an international context.
The European University Association, as the representative organisation of both the European universities and the national rectors’ conferences, is the main voice of the higher education community in Europe. EUA’s mission is to promote the development of a coherent system of European higher education and research

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Investing today in talent for tomorrow

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 19 gennaio 2011

Aarhus, Denmark 13-15 April 2011The European University Association (EUA) conference to be held at Aarhus University in Denmark where the organisation will also celebrate its 10th Anniversary and its members will elect the next EUA President (who will take office in March 2012). The theme of the conference is talent development – a topic of high relevance for the future competitiveness of Europe. Universities face the challenge of making Europe an attractive destination for the best researchers and students in the world without, however, compromising the provision of mass education. With the Bologna Process a united Europe has already demonstrated that the European model is extremely competitive and durable. Now it is time to identify ways of using this position to attract and develop the bright minds of tomorrow.
Participants will:
•    Discuss ways for Europe to increase its attractiveness for research talent
•    Debate best practices with regard to developing career development paths for young researchers
•    Exchange ideas on how to strengthen cross border collaboration on the management of quality and doctoral education
•    Debate state-of-the-art approaches to attracting and retaining talent internationally.
This conference will also be an opportunity to take stock of what EUA has achieved so far and will launch discussions with its member universities on future priorities and the most important milestones for the next decade. EUA members will also vote in the election of four new Board Members and for the next EUA President-elect who will officially take over from the current President, Professor Jean-Marc Rapp, in March 2012.  For more information about the conference, please visit: http://www.eua.be/aarhus

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Young media talent

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 settembre 2009

Dubai Media City (DMC), the Middle East region’s leading media hub and a member of TECOM Investments is accepting student submissions to the eighth Ibda’a Student Awards, an initiative that seeks to discover, showcase and foster young media talent. Open to all undergraduates and fresh graduates of the 2008-2009 academic year, the Ibda’a Awards will accept entries from 16 August – 8 October, 2009. Shortlisted entries will be showcased at an exhibition from 15-20 November, while winners will be acknowledged during a gala awards ceremony on 19 November. Presented by Ziad Galadari Group and organized by Dubai Media City in partnership with the International Advertising Association (IAA), the prestigious awards for emerging media talent will honour outstanding talent in 12 categories. Themed ‘Let It Out’, the competition will recognise best submissions in journalism (non-news), radio feature, animation, graphic design, analogue photography, digital photography, print advertising, TV advertising, film TV feature, film TV documentary, mobile film and digital designs. Winners stand to gain lucrative internship opportunities with leading international media companies in addition to other prizes. The prized internships allow participants to work with and learn from some of the industry’s most talented professionals; thus paving the way to a promising career in the media industry. This year’s edition of Ibda’a Awards is co-sponsored by Arabian Automobiles, OMD and Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI). While du is the communication partner, ARN, Amrita TV, BBC World, Brash FZ LLC, CNBC Arabia, Emarat Al Youm, Motivate Publishing, Showtime, Xische, Zee TV and Zee Aflam will support the event as the media partners. ARN, CNN, CNBC Arabia, Brash, Leo Burnett, Xische, MBC, Motivate Publishing, Nikon, Team Young & Rubicam and Zee Aflam will provide awards to the winners. Entry forms are available on the dedicated website http://www.ibdaa-awards.ae.
About Dubai Media City. Strategically located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Dubai Media City is rapidly emerging as the region’s media hub. The City provides an advanced infrastructure for media-related businesses to operate globally out of Dubai. Dubai Media City is the place where activities Publishing, Music, Film, New Media, Leisure & Entertainment, Broadcasting, Media & Marketing Services, and Information Agencies will thrive.

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More Key Administration Posts

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 aprile 2009

Washington, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals for key administration posts: Larry EchoHawk, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior; Sandra Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Thomas McClellan, Deputy Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy; John Porcari, Deputy Secretary, Department of Transportation. President Obama said, “Our success in rebuilding America and laying the groundwork for a safer, more prosperous future depends in no small part on the talent, expertise, and dedication of public servants like these men and women.  I am confident that each of them will meet and exceed the high standard that the American people expect and deserve.”

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