AETOS Wire Latest Press Releases from AETOS Wire http://www.aetoswire.com/rss.php?read Tue, 23 Jul 2019 16:22:56 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 IDEMIA Will Present Its H1 2019 Financial Results to Investors on July 30, 2019 http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9183/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- IDEMIA, the world leader in Augmented Identity, today announced that it will present its H1 2019 financial results to investors on Tuesday July 30, 2019. Yann Delabrière (CEO) and Laurent Lemaire (CFO) will be presenting the financial results and taking questions the same day at 3:30 pm CET (2:30 pm London Time / 9:30 am New York Time). For more information, please refer to our website: https://investors.idemia.com/ About IDEMIA IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, provides a trusted environment enabling citizens and consumers alike to perform their daily critical activities (such as pay, connect and travel), in the physical as well as digital space. Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, an identity that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect one of our greatest assets – our identity – whether for individuals or for objects, whenever and wherever security matters. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:27:04 +0100 MetLife Gulf Partners With Special Olympics in the UAE to Give Back to the Community http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9182/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- MetLife volunteers had the opportunity recently to participate in several athletic and art activities with Special Olympians in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As part of MetLife's Community Week; an initiative funded by MetLife Foundation, the philanthropic arm of global insurer MetLife, 33 MetLife volunteers joined 25 Young Athletes, for a day filled with activities at Dubai Sports World. “Young Athletes,” introduced by Special Olympics, is an inclusive sport and play program for children, aged two to seven years old, with and without intellectual disabilities. To start the day, volunteers teamed up with the Young Athletes to paint and create a collaborative “health” themed canvas. The art element of the activities, which was introduced this year by Special Olympics UAE, was popular with both athletes and volunteers. The second part of the day saw the MetLife volunteers pair up with the Young Athletes to participate in sports activities and obstacle courses aimed at developing the Young Athletes' motor skills. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 23 Jul 2019 11:01:55 +0100 IBC Celebrates Young Talent in the Industry http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9181/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The media, entertainment and technology industry is changing. Attitudes are shifting, the next generation is consuming content differently to any before them and diverse and exciting content is being created to meet that demand in innovative formats. Driving this change is a new wave of industry talent, honoured at IBC with the first IBC Young Pioneer Award. Recognising the brightest, newest talent in the industry, this award will go to someone who has made a real impact with their passion, ambition and commitment and is making an outstanding contribution to our industry. “What we were looking for in the shortlist was, most importantly, real talent, a stand-out individual making a real difference in the industry,” said David Levine, VP, Programming - Kids, Europe & Africa/UK & Ireland, The Walt Disney Co. Ltd and Chair of the Judging Panel. “But we were also looking for a lasting legacy, for the Young Pioneer to be a leader today and a media guru of the future. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 23 Jul 2019 09:41:14 +0100 Middle East economic confidence index dips in Q2 2019 finds latest economic research from ACCA ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9174/en Volatile oil prices have dented economic confidence in the Middle East, according to the Q2 analysis from the latest Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS) from ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and IMA (Institute of Management Accountants). The global poll of 1162 accountants shows that confidence remains above the record low reached at the end of 2018, consistent with a modest global economic slowdown. The GECS confidence index in the Middle East fell slightly in Q2, but it remains well above the levels recorded through the second half of 2018 when the oil price fell sharply, and higher US interest rates had an impact. Fazeela Gopalani, Head of ACCA Middle East, said: ‘It's clear our economy is not immune from global pressures and influences. The US and China trade war has had an impact on the global stage, while reduced global demand for oil is a downside risk for oil producers. For the Middle East, the prospect of lower US interest rates is a move that would allow many countries in the region to ease their own monetary policy, and so that is a cause for optimism. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:56:42 +0100 Swrve Chief Strategy Officer Barry Nolan to Speak at Facebook Platform F http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9180/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Swrve, the global leader in real-time relevant mobile engagement, today announced that Chief Strategy Officer Barry Nolan will be delivering the keynote address at Facebook's July Platform F event “Disrupting the Market: App and Mobile First”. As part of his keynote address, Barry will provide considerations for Irish and international entrepreneurs and business leaders in creating successful apps and mobile experiences that take advantage of the Facebook platform. In addition, Barry will be discussing Swrve and Facebook's partnership in Ad-to-App continuity features, as well as lessons learned from the over 4 billion Swrve app integrations. Event Details: Platform F - Disrupting the Market: App and Mobile First Keynote Address: ‘Considerations for creating successful apps and mobile experiences' An estimated 3 billion people will gain access to mobile phones by 2020, many of whom will rely on mobile as their sole means of getting online. Join us at Platform F for a conversation about the newest mobile marketing trends, tools, and best practices. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 23 Jul 2019 05:06:16 +0100 Study Investigates the Ability of Continuous Noninvasive Hemoglobin Monitoring with Masimo ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9179/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that in a study recently published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, researchers evaluated the ability of noninvasive and continuous hemoglobin monitoring with Masimo SpHb® to detect the development of acute hemodilution after graded fluid administration, by comparing it to invasively measured laboratory hemoglobin (BHb), on patients undergoing major surgery.1 In the study, Dr. Şerban Bubenek-Turconi and colleagues at the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and the Prof. C.C. Iliescu Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases in Bucharest, Romania, and Sheba Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, examined the effects of incremental fluid loading (as part of perioperative goal-directed therapy (GDT)) on oxygen delivery and whether noninvasive SpHb monitoring could reliably track the development of acute hemodilution (which can necessitate blood transfusions that might otherwise be avoided). They analyzed data from 40 adult patients undergoing major gastrointestinal or vascular surgery. SpHb was continuously measured using Masimo Root® with the Radical-7® Pulse CO-Oximeter®. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:13:26 +0100 U.N. Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9178/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans. There is particular urgency at this time as new antennas will be densely located throughout residential neighborhoods using much higher frequencies, with greater biologically disruptive pulsations, more dangerous signaling characteristics, plus transmitting equipment on, and inside, homes and buildings. The Advisors to The Appeal recommend UNEP seriously weigh heavily the findings of the independent, non-industry associated EMF science. See video of spokesperson for The Appeal, the late Martin Blank, Ph.D., of Columbia University, and read the recent letter to the UNEP and the Appeal. The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal - Annie Sasco, MD, Dr.PH., Henry Lai, Ph.D., Joel Moskowitz, PhD., Ronald Melnick, Ph.D. and Magda Havas, Ph.D. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 22 Jul 2019 09:47:34 +0100 Investigational Subcutaneous Formulation of Vedolizumab Meets Primary Endpoint in Achieving ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9177/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) today announced top-line results from the VISIBLE 2 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of an investigational subcutaneous (SC) formulation of the gut-selective biologic vedolizumab as maintenance therapy in adult patients with moderately to severely active Crohn's disease (CD) who achieved clinical response* at week 6 following two doses of open-label vedolizumab intravenous (IV) therapy at weeks 0 and 2.1 In evaluating the primary endpoint of the trial, a statistically significant proportion of patients receiving vedolizumab SC achieved clinical remission** at week 52 compared to placebo. Patients received vedolizumab SC beginning at week 6 and every 2 weeks up to week 50.1 Adverse events were consistent with the known safety profile of vedolizumab IV, and no new signals were identified. “Meeting the primary endpoint of the VISIBLE 2 study marks a crucial step in our efforts to help patients with Crohn’s disease as to how they may receive treatment with vedolizumab, whether that is intravenously or subcutaneously. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 22 Jul 2019 05:11:24 +0100 GIA Organises Retail Sales Associate Training Programme for Malabar Gold & Diamonds in Dubai http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9176/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- To help retail sales staff communicate effectively, GIA Dubai recently organised retail sales associate training programmes for Malabar Gold & Diamonds at their stores in Dubai, UAE. Since 2018, GIA Dubai has trained more than 200 staff of Malabar Gold & Diamonds in Dubai and Bahrain. The training programme includes information about GIA, the 4Cs (Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight) of Diamond Quality, the International Diamond Grading System™ and GIA diamond grading reports. It also covers GIA's Retail Support Program – including the Retailer Lookup, 4Cs app, as well as numerous point-of-sale material. Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of GIA India and Middle East, said, “For consumers, the experience of buying jewellery is special. As a part of its mission to ensure public trust in gems and jewellery, GIA Dubai organises these training programmes to help retail staff confidently educate consumers about diamonds, gemstones and GIA reports. We appreciate the trust placed by Malabar Gold & Diamonds for the opportunity to train their staff and share knowledge. ... info@me-newswire.com Mon, 22 Jul 2019 04:51:09 +0100 Sharjah Finance Department strengths ties with Japan finance industry http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9175/en A delegation from Sharjah Finance Department (SFD) visited Tokyo, Japan and met with key Japanese finance officials to discuss various possibilities that can help bolster relationships between the two sides. The meetings were held at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and was attended by Sharjah's delegation headed by HE Waleed Al Sayegh, Director General of Sharjah Finance Department, Tom Koczwara and Abdellatif Al Ali from the Debt Management Office.  Mr Kazuhisa Yumikura, Global Head of Infrastructure and Environment Finance Group, led the Japanese delegation. The Sharjah delegation presented the latest developments in Sharjah's strong economy and financial position, along with the Emirate's infrastructure plans. “We have an excellent relationship with JBIC and are delighted to have the opportunity to meet with them to enhance our relationship even further. The meeting helped us utilise the platform for the discussion of the various financial products that can prove beneficial in strengthening our partnership with them in the long-run,” said Al Sayegh. ... info@me-newswire.com Sun, 21 Jul 2019 08:39:42 +0100 Schlumberger Appoints Olivier Le Peuch as CEO http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9173/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Olivier Le Peuch as its Chief Executive Officer and member of the Schlumberger Board, effective August 1, 2019. Mr. Le Peuch succeeds Paal Kibsgaard, who will retire as Chief Executive Officer effective that same date. Also effective August 1, Mr. Kibsgaard will step down as Chairman of the Board and retire as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Kibsgaard will retire after more than 22 years of service to the Company, including eight years as CEO and four years as Chairman. Effective the same date, Mark G. Papa, a current non-independent director, will become non-executive Chairman of the Board. Peter Currie will continue to serve as the Board's Lead Independent Director. In his 32 years with the Company, Mr. Le Peuch has held a variety of global management positions, including Executive Vice President, Reservoir & Infrastructure; President of the Cameron product lines; President of Schlumberger Completions; and Vice President of Engineering, Manufacturing and Sustaining. ... info@me-newswire.com Sat, 20 Jul 2019 09:25:03 +0100 Fluke Corporation Acquires Industrial Reliability Leader PRÜFTECHNIK http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9172/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fluke Corp., the global leader in test and measurement instruments, has acquired Ismaning, Germany-based PRÜFTECHNIK, a market leader in precision laser shaft alignment, condition monitoring, and non-destructive testing. “Fluke's acquisition of PRÜFTECHNIK reflects the growing importance our customers place on reliability systems to keep their equipment in optimum operating condition,” said Marc Tremblay, president of Fluke Corporation. “This business will help us usher in the next generation of solutions for our industrial customers.” Fluke Corporation                         For information on Fluke tools and applications, or to find the location of your nearest distributor, contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206, call (800) 44-FLUKE (800-443-5853), fax (425) 446-5116, e-mail fluke-info@fluke.com or visit the Fluke Web site at http://www.fluke.com. About Fluke Founded in 1948, Fluke Corporation is the world leader in compact, professional electronic test tools and software for measuring and condition monitoring. ... info@me-newswire.com Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:49:34 +0100 Quanergy and Chery Established Partnership to Propel a New Era of Autonomous Vehicles and Smart ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9171/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart sensing solutions, announced a partnership with Chery Automobile, one of the largest automotive manufacturers in China. On June 20th, 2019, Chery unveiled the logo of its new brand Chery Lion, and announced its strategic plan of working with selected partners to solve technological challenges across the ecosystem. Quanergy signed on to Chery Lion's Smart Partner Program as the LiDAR partner, to focus efforts on advancing autonomous driving and smart cities in China. “As the autonomous vehicle industry matures, it is imperative to build an ecosystem that supports a transportation network with reliable solutions.” said Dr. Yong Huang, Vice President, Intelligent Vehicle Business Group of Chery. “We'll work closely with Quanergy on Chery's autonomous driving vehicles and smart city installations.” Quanergy‘s S3 automotive grade solid state LiDARs are based on optical phased arrays (OPA) produced in CMOS silicon. These sensors, being fully solid state with no moving parts on any scale, offer an unparalleled level of quality and reliability. ... info@me-newswire.com Sat, 20 Jul 2019 07:10:28 +0100 FDA Approves OTEZLA® (apremilast) for the Treatment of Oral Ulcers Associated with Behçet's ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9170/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved OTEZLA® (apremilast) 30 mg twice daily (BID) for the treatment of adult patients with oral ulcers associated with Behçet's Disease. OTEZLA, an oral, selective inhibitor of phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4), is the first and only approved treatment option for oral ulcers associated with Behçet's Disease, a rare, chronic, multisystem inflammatory disease that is difficult to treat. “Oral ulcers are a recurring and debilitating manifestation that affects nearly everyone living with Behçet's Disease, and have an important negative impact on the quality of life for these patients,” said Yusuf Yazici, M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, New York University Langone Health. “In the clinical trial, OTEZLA demonstrated improvements in measures of oral ulcers at week 12. OTEZLA has the potential to be a needed treatment option for U.S. patients and their physicians, who previously had limited options available.” Behçet's Disease, also known as Behçet's Syndrome, affects approximately 5 in 100,000 people in the U.S. ... info@me-newswire.com Sat, 20 Jul 2019 05:29:46 +0100 Secure-D Releases the First Ever Mobile Malware Analytics Platform http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9169/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Secure-D, mobile security platform by leading technology company Upstream, launched a new mobile malware center that reports suspicious Android applications it detects and blocks around the world. The information on the Secure-D Index, currently in beta, allows anyone to easily find what apps pose a threat to their privacy and pocket, in one place, for free. Data is openly available to the whole mobile industry, from app developers, ad networks and publishers, to media, advertisers and mobile network operators that all fall prey to mobile ad fraud. The Secure-D Index includes an aggregated list of Android applications that have been identified as suspicious by Upstream's security platform. For each app the Secure-D Index center features pertinent information such as number of downloads, market infection rate and markets where the app is active. Data is currently available for 17 markets, including the US, Russia, India, Germany, South Africa and Egypt, covering up to 1.3 billion mobile data subscribers. The Index lists over 1,500 malicious apps with an estimate of 13.5 billion downloads. ... info@me-newswire.com Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:23:35 +0100 Swrve Named a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9168/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Swrve, the world leader in real-time, relevant customer engagement, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms 1. Swrve was one of 18 vendors evaluated in the report. This is the second consecutive year that Swrve has been placed in the Leaders quadrant. Swrve is a real-time marketing and customer engagement platform that enables the world's largest brands to scale communications to millions of customers, and meet the exact needs of each customer wherever they are, and regardless of channel. Swrve's real-time relevant engine allows marketing, customer success, and business intelligence departments to process highly granular and contextual customer data, including geo-location, media and streaming preferences, and app usage. Leading brands rely on Swrve for a full picture of relevant customer experiences, engagement, revenue and loyalty, including Ryanair, Emirates, Condé Nast, NETGEAR, Mastercard, Sony Pictures Television, The Movember Foundation, Playrix, and more. ... info@me-newswire.com Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:06:39 +0100 Toshiba Memory to Rebrand as “Kioxia” in October http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9167/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Memory Holdings Corporation announced today that it will officially change its name to Kioxia Holdings Corporation on October 1, 2019. The name Kioxia (kee-ox-ee-uh) will be adopted for the names of all Toshiba Memory companies, largely effective on the same date. Kioxia is a combination of the Japanese word kioku meaning “memory” and the Greek word axia meaning “value.” Merging “memory” with “value,” Kioxia represents the company's mission to uplift the world with “memory,” which forms the foundation of the company's vision. Kioxia will cultivate the new era of memory, defined by rapidly increasing demands for large-capacity, high-performance storage and data processing, which positions the company to grow sustainably as a leading flash memory producer for many years to come. “I am delighted to take the next step in our company's evolution as we continue to enhance our position at the forefront of the memory industry,” said Stacy J. Smith, executive chairman of Toshiba Memory Holdings Corporation. ... info@me-newswire.com Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:14:39 +0100 GSMA Signs £38 Million Funding Partnership With the Department of International Development http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9166/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced that it has signed a thirty-eight million-pound partnership with the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). The ‘Partnership for Inclusion, Innovation and Scale' will provide funding for the GSMA's Mobile for Development work on digital inclusion, digital identity, energy, water, sanitation and the reduction of the mobile gender gap. It will also include two new areas of focus: disability and climate. “This landmark partnership with DFID reinforces the joint power and potential of the private and public sectors working together and ensures that we will continue our crucial role of stimulating digital innovation to deliver both sustainable business and large-scale socio-economic impact for the underserved,” said Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA. “This project reinforces our commitment to supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and using the power of technology to reduce global inequalities. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:58:15 +0100 AHF to WHO: Ebola Response, Too Little, Too Late! http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9165/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The World Health Organization (WHO) has finally declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on July 17 as a long overdue acknowledgement that the current Ebola outbreak remains uncontained and still poses a significant threat to global health security. A PHEIC declaration carries legal obligations requiring affected states to cooperate with the WHO in coordinating an outbreak response plan and also puts the global public health community on notice signifying a substantial health security risk to the world. “The PHEIC declaration is a step in the right direction, but it should have been declared months ago,” said AHF President Michael Weinstein. “Now, Dr. Tedros must act quickly to mobilize the resources from donor countries and mount a robust response. All available vaccines must be fast-tracked for approval so that a large-scale inoculation campaign can begin immediately—an emergency declaration is only effective if it’s followed by swift action. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:56:30 +0100 Boehringer Ingelheim Expands Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Pipeline Through Collaboration ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9164/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Bridge Biotherapeutics Inc. today announced that they are entering into a new collaboration and license agreement with the goal of developing Bridge Biotherapeutics's autotaxin inhibitor BBT-877 for patients with fibrosing interstitial lung diseases, including IPF. BBT-877 is currently in Phase I clinical studies and is anticipated to enter Phase II testing within the next 12 months. Both companies will initially focus on developing the compound for the treatment of IPF, an area of high-unmet medical need and one of the key focus areas of Boehringer Ingelheim. Boehringer Ingelheim has developed OFEV® (nintedanib), an antifibrotic drug shown to slow disease progression by reducing lung function decline and currently approved for the treatment of IPF in more than 70 countries around the world including the US, the EU and Japan. IPF is a rare, debilitating and fatal lung disease affecting approximately three million people worldwide. It causes progressive scarring of the lungs, resulting in continual and irreversible deterioration in lung function and breathing difficulties. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:31:42 +0100 Bank of America Reports Second-Quarter 2019 Financial Results http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9163/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bank of America reported its second-quarter 2019 financial results today. The news release, supplemental filing and investor presentation can be accessed in the following ways: This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190717005354/en/ Bank of America newsroom at https://newsroom.bankofamerica.com Bank of America Investor Relations website at http://investor.bankofamerica.com Business Wire's news webpage at http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/news Investor Conference Call information  Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan and Chief Financial Officer Paul Donofrio will discuss the financial results in a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET today. For a listen-only connection to the conference call, dial 1.877.200.4456 (U.S.) or 1.785.424.1732 (international), and the conference ID is 79795. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the start of the call. Investors can also listen to a live audio webcast of the conference call and view the presentation slides by visiting the “Events & Presentations” section of the company's Investor Relations website. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:01:59 +0100 Volaris Acquires MDS Global, Adding A Market-Leading Cloud-Based BSS Platform to their ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9162/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- MDS Global Ltd, a leading BSS-as-a-Service provider today announced that the company has been acquired by Volaris Group (“Volaris”). The operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is committed to strengthening and growing vertical market technology companies. In acquiring MDS Global Ltd, they will be adding a twelfth acquisition to their Communications and Media vertical. Founded in 1987 as part of Martin Dawes Telecommunications Ltd. (MDT), a pioneering Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in the UK, MDS Global started as an in-house billing system. When MDT was sold to BT Cellnet in 1999, MDS Global was spun-out as a stand-alone business. Today the company provides revenue management, business assurance, and analytics software to some of the world's leading telecommunications service providers, including British Telecom, Telefonica O2, eir, ACN Europe, Telia, Post Office UK, TalkTalk and ID Mobile. More recently, MDS Global signed deals with Parlem in Spain and VADSA in Mexico, signalling a planned expansion into new global regions. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:21:15 +0100 Pakistan's MCR Selects GetSwift for Last-Mile Delivery Technology at Pizza Hut http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9160/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- MCR Pvt. Ltd., operator of Pizza Hut franchises across Pakistan, is pleased to announce it has selected software-as-a-service (SAAS) provider GetSwift Limited (ASX: GSW) for its last-mile delivery solutions. “Based on the success of GetSwift in other Yum Brands/Pizza Hut markets, GetSwift was a natural choice for us in Pakistan,” said Danyal Rashid, Executive Director of MCR. “We conducted an extensive implementation review to evaluate GetSwift on local parameters and concluded that GetSwift is the best option for us to offer the fastest delivery to our customers in Pakistan.” Pizza Hut was the first international restaurant franchise to enter Pakistan when it arrived in 1993. Pizza Hut has continued to expand across the country, making it arguably the largest restaurant chain in Pakistan. GetSwift, which is headquartered in New York, offers delivery management automation services to businesses in dozens of industries around the globe. View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190717005515/en/ info@me-newswire.com Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:03:20 +0100 GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC Partner to Deliver Connectivity to Rural Communities http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9159/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The GSMA today announced a new partnership with Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to support the deployment of innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities. As part of the Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, the project will run for eighteen months from July 2019 to late 2020. The GSMA-led project will fund mobile network equipment vendors to deploy their innovative solutions to support mobile operator efforts in Ghana. Vodafone Ghana will be testing and deploying these innovations on their networks whilst GIFEC will provide land for site coverage. The fund will also enable tax and duty exemptions of up to thirty per cent for imported equipment to encourage reinvestment and enhance coverage extensions. “This collaboration is a pioneering, first-of-its-kind project that aims to connect unconnected communities in rural locations and deliver a range of essential digital services,” commented Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, GSMA. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:04:04 +0100 Visa Acquires Payworks http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9158/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Visa (NYSE: V) today announced it has acquired Payworks, a Munich-based provider of next-generation payment gateway software for the Point of Sale (POS). Visa will bring Payworks' cloud-based solution for in-store payment processing together with its CyberSource digital payment management platform to create a fully integrated payment acceptance solution for merchants and acquirers. The joint offering will provide acquirers and payment service providers with a modern, fully white-labeled omnichannel payment management platform. The combined capability will enable Visa's clients to offer a unified payment experience whether their customers are paying in-store, in-app or online. The acquisition builds on a strategic partnership and investment Visa made in Payworks in February 2018. “For the past two years, we have partnered closely with Payworks to deliver cutting-edge integrated commerce solutions for CyberSource's clients worldwide,” said Carleigh Jaques, SVP, global head of digital merchant products, Visa. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 18 Jul 2019 06:15:43 +0100 Movistar Chile continues boosting its 4G networks with SIAE MICROELETTRONICA's Multiband links http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9157/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Telefónica, through their brand Movistar Chile, in a continuous effort of improving its 4G network, deployed SIAE MICROELETTRONICA's multiband solution. Movistar Chile aims to continue increasing the mobile backhaul capacity and improve the overall network reliability due to a strong traffic growth. The SIAE MICROELETTRONICA's multiband solution coupling a traditional frequency band (15GHz) with an E-band link (80GHz), offer multi-gigabit capacity with no compromises on distances. With this solution Movistar Chile provided fibre-like capacity to both access sites and seamlessly closed an aggregation fibre ring for improved performances. At a renowned ski location the ever-growing capacity generated during the winter season convinced Movistar to replace the 18,6Km older microwave link with SIAE MICROELETTRONICA multiband solution delivering four times the original capacity. ... info@me-newswire.com Thu, 18 Jul 2019 05:07:36 +0100 Top International Business Lawyer Mark H. Tulloss Joins Kalbian Hagerty LLP http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9156/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kalbian Hagerty LLP announced today that Mark H. Tulloss has joined the firm's UAE office as Senior Counsel. Mr. Tulloss is a widely respected international business lawyer with a practice focused on advising businesses in the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and other developing markets. “Mark's experience and technical competence navigating complex legal systems around the world is a superb addition to the firm,” said Founding Partner Haig V. Kalbian. “Our clients will have the benefit of Mark's grasp of the legal issues involved in commercial and corporate operations, major infrastructure project finance, engineering, public sector contracting, regulatory affairs, compliance, labor law, insurance, and technology, particularly in the Saudi Arabian market. Mark was a key player in the legal efforts behind many multibillion-dollar projects there including the Riyadh Metro, the King Khaled Airport expansion, and the North-South Rail link, as well as the establishment, licensing, and operational compliance of the American and other global companies that delivered these projects. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:34:30 +0100 Moody's to Sell Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services Business http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9155/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has agreed to sell its Moody's Analytics' Knowledge Services (MAKS) business to Equistone Partners Europe Limited (Equistone), a European private equity firm. MAKS is a leader in knowledge process outsourcing services, providing high-value research and analytical support to organizations worldwide. Through delivery centers in India, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka and China, the business serves over 250 banks, asset managers and consulting firms with more than 2,500 subject matter experts working as an extension of its clients' teams. “We are confident that Equistone will be a strong partner for the MAKS business and its customers,” said Mark Almeida, President of Moody's Analytics. “Equistone provides a platform to support the growth of the business and its continued evolution as a technology-enabled provider of high-quality, cost effective services to global enterprises.” The transaction is expected to close later this year, subject to customary closing conditions. It is expected to be dilutive to Moody's EPS on a GAAP basis in full-year 2019 by up to $0. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:28:52 +0100 MSCI Schedules Investor Conference Call to Review Second Quarter 2019 Results http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9154/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, announced today it will release its results for second quarter 2019 on Thursday, August 1, 2019. MSCI's senior management will review the second quarter 2019 results on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time. To listen to the live event, visit the events and presentations section of MSCI's Investor Relations homepage, http://ir.msci.com/events.cfm, or dial 1-877-376-9931 conference ID: 7743929 within the United States. International callers dial 1-720-405-2251 conference ID: 7743929. The earnings release and related investor presentation used during the conference call will be made available on MSCI's Investor Relations homepage. An audio recording of the conference call will be available on our Investor Relations website, http://ir.msci.com/events.cfm, beginning approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:01:14 +0100 Andersen Global Enters Senegal, Expands Presence in Africa http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9153/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Andersen Global is proud to announce a collaboration agreement with Cabex, one of the oldest legal and tax consulting firms in Senegal. Senegal thus becomes the thirteenth African country where Andersen Global has a member or collaborating firm offering legal services. Located in Dakar, Cabex has been offering services to local and foreign clients from the public and para-public sectors on matters relating to national and international issues for nearly thirty years. “Collaborating with Andersen Global shall expand our international scope and our transborder capabilities while giving us additional opportunities to expand into new markets,” Papa Alassane Ndir, Partner & General Manager at Cabex, said. “Henceforth, we are going to collaborate with many colleagues and experts from around the world and will be in a position to provide our clients more in-depth expertise.” Cherif Diaite, Partner & Technical Manager at Cabex, indicated that, “Owing to the challenge at an international level, we need to operate in a continually evolving global environment. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:35:14 +0100 Youth Population to Drive Strong Subscriber Growth Across Sub-saharan Africa, Finds New GSMA Study http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9152/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world's fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, according to a new GSMA study. It reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers1 will be added across the region by 2025, bringing the total to 623 million, representing around half of the region's population, up from 456 million (44 per cent) in 2018. Subscriber additions will be concentrated in high-growth markets such as Nigeria and Ethiopia, the report says. “A new generation of youthful ‘digital natives' across Sub-Saharan Africa are set to fuel customer growth and drive adoption of new mobile services that are empowering lives and transforming businesses,” said Akinwale Goodluck, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, GSMA. “With mobile technology at the heart of Sub-Saharan Africa's digital journey, it is essential for policymakers in the region to implement policies and best practices that ensure sustainable growth in the mobile industry, and enable the transition to next-generation mobile networks. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:30:07 +0100 Velodyne Lidar's Groundbreaking Sensors Power Kaarta Mobile Mapping http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9151/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today announced Kaarta has included Velodyne's smart, powerful lidar technology in Kaarta's new Stencil 2-32 ground surface mapping solution. Equipped with Velodyne lidar, Stencil 2-32 accurately scans ground level surfaces, mapping items such as curbs, manholes, signs, poles, and other features at a fraction of the cost of traditional mobile mapping systems. The Stencil platform helps enable city planning for infrastructure improvements as well as parking and traffic management. The 3D data generated by Stencil 2-32 can be utilized for a range of applications including BIM modeling, geospatial data analytics, and cataloging tools. For example, Allvision uses Stencil 2-32 along with data from an autonomous vehicle developer to conduct curb occupancy analysis in Pittsburgh's Strip District, an area known for high on-street parking demands. Called Allvision Parkview, the solution allows city planners to monitor parking behavior to improve transportation planning and curb management. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:19:21 +0100 Airtel And MTN Launch GSMA ‘We Care' Initiative Promoting Digital Inclusion in Rwanda http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9150/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rwanda's mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. It was announced at the ‘Mobile 360 Africa' event in Kigali this morning that local operators Airtel and MTN will commence a programme of activity around digital inclusion as part of the GSMA's We Care initiative in Rwanda. We Care is launched in collaboration with Rwanda's Ministry of ICT and Innovation and the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), supporting government efforts to boost ICT penetration and digital services across the country. “I am glad to see the mobile operators, Airtel and MTN, coming together to work towards a common goal that will be beneficial to society,” said H.E Paula Ingabire, Minister of ICT & Innovation of Rwanda. “Smartphones are important ICT tools that can be used to access key digital services: education and information, healthcare, financial services, amongst others. Increasing digital inclusion in Rwanda will therefore go a long way in empowering our citizens and we are looking forward to a sustainable collaboration. ... info@me-newswire.com Wed, 17 Jul 2019 05:16:02 +0100 Dubai to organise Global Investment in Aviation Summit in January 2020 http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9135/en The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of UAE has announced that the second edition of Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS) 2020, themed ‘Enabling Global Aviation Growth through Fund Raising and Key Partnerships' will be held in Dubai from January 27-29. Over 200 investors and 1,200 delegates, besides selected government officials, aviation organisations, finance & insurance firms, aviation asset owners, aircraft operators & logistic service providers and legal consultants are expected to turn up at the event. While disclosing the details of the summit Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of the GCAA, highlighted the UAE's remarkable position in the international and regional aviation industry. Al Suwaidi said, “The national agenda for 2021 aims for UAE to be the world first in the quality of the air transport infrastructure. Although we are facing some challenges, such as determining the airspace and congestion in the UAE, we achieved great strides in the aviation industry.” He added: “The aviation industry is one of the cornerstones of the country's economic development.” Registration is open on http://www.gias. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 15:14:14 +0100 AHF: Clock Is Ticking, WHO – Act Now on Ebola! http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9149/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- With the first reported case of Ebola emerging this week in Goma, a populous city in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) next to the Rwandan city of Gisenyi, medical care providers and public health advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) are speaking out loudly—declaring that the time has come for immediate action from World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus – who, by his own admission, stated that this new revelation about the Goma case is a “game-changer.” As of July 12, there have been 2,477 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that have resulted in 1,655 deaths. In addition, the virus spread to neighboring Uganda, where as of June 24, there have been a total of three confirmed cases of Ebola. All three individuals had recently travelled to the DRC, and all succumbed to the disease. Despite the gravity and sheer number of these Ebola cases and deaths—including now a case found in a major city such as Goma—WHO has yet to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). “AHF issued a public statement on June 20th calling for Dr. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:16:00 +0100 HSEVEN Accelerate World-Class African Startups http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9133/en HSEVEN, Africa's largest accelerator is launching “HSEVEN DISRUPT AFRICA”, an ambitious startup acceleration program designed for entrepreneurs of the Moroccan and African diaspora. The 6-month program will provide a seed investment of €150,000 plus an eventual investment of €500,000 to €1.5 million.  HSEVEN DISRUPT AFRICA is designed to support exceptional entrepreneurs building high-impact startups, and targets seed and early stage startups with 2 to 5 founders that are eager to impact Africa through innovative services, products and business models. The program will start with a global call for applications, followed by an international selection roadshow in New York, Montréal, San Francisco, Shanghai, Dubaï, Londres, Amsterdam, Paris, Casablanca. The selected startups will benefit from a seed investment of €150,000 at the beginning of the program for 5 to 7% equity, then an eventual investment of €500,000 to €1.5 million at the end of the program. These investments will be granted through a partnership with the venture capital firm Azur Partners. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:03:31 +0100 FVC Partners with Avaya to Help Businesses Across Africa Deliver Next-Generation Digital ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9132/en FVC, a leading Value-Added-Distributor in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) to help businesses across North, West, East, Centra Africa and Egypt (NWECA) deliver unmatched customer experiences with Unified Communications, Collaboration and Cloud Communications solutions. The partnership will see FVC become a distributor for Avaya's products and services including the industry-leading range of Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions, Contact Center, Communications Cloud, Phones, Devices Hosting SAS and hosted Services solutions. “Avaya is a recognized global communication & collaboration leader and we are excited to complete our UCC portfolio with the inclusion of Avaya's UC innovations,” said K.S. Parag, Managing Director, FVC. “Our strong regional presence in the NWECA region will boost Avaya's reach in the mid-market segment by enabling the local channel with UCC and cloud communications solutions to drive customers' DX initiatives. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:01:21 +0100 ResMed Inc. Completes $500M Private Placement Debt Offering http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9148/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD) announced today the successful pricing and closing of a private placement offering of $250,000,000 principal amount 3.24% senior notes due July 10, 2026, and $250,000,000 principal amount 3.45% senior notes due July 10, 2029. Net proceeds from the offering will be approximately $498 million, after deducting estimated fees and expenses related to the offering. The net proceeds will be used to pay down current borrowings on ResMed's senior unsecured revolving credit facility. The notes are senior unsecured obligations of ResMed, and jointly and severally guaranteed by each Subsidiary Guarantor. “We are pleased to complete this U.S. private placement offering on attractive terms,” said Brett Sandercock, ResMed's chief financial officer. “The transaction significantly lengthens our average debt maturity profile and provides improved visibility on our long-term funding costs.” This private placement offering is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:06:28 +0100 CosmeSurge, the pioneer in aesthetic services, launches its 15th clinic http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9147/en CosmeSurge, one of the region's most trusted brands for cosmetic and aesthetic procedures, has launched its 15th centre in the UAE and Oman. Located on the second floor of Bareen International Hospital in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi, the centre will provide innovative, high quality aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery services for which the brand is renowned. NMC Health's Chief Operating Officer Michael Davis inaugurated the new facility, which is CosmeSurge's fourth centre in Abu Dhabi. A team of six specialists in dermatology and aesthetic services provide facial rejuvenation, laser treatments, intravenous vitamin (IV) infusion therapy and more. “We are excited about the opening of this new branch in the capital; the intention is to provide the community in Mohammed Bin Zayed City with exceptional healthcare and treatment options. With our focus on excellence and innovation, state-of-the-art facilities and highly qualified specialists and consultants, we will continue to set new benchmarks for aesthetics and cosmetic procedures in the region,” said Davis. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:54:08 +0100 SpeeDx Receives Clearance from Health Canada for ResistancePlus® MG Test http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9146/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- SpeeDx Pty. Ltd. today announced ResistancePlus® MG has been cleared by Health Canada and is now available for sale across all Canadian provinces (not currently available in the U.S.). The molecular diagnostic test detects the sexually transmitted infection (STI) Mycoplasma genitalium, also known as Mgen, along with genetic markers linked to antibiotic resistance. This is the first commercially available test in Canada combining identification and therapeutic guidance information to support Resistance Guided Therapy for management of Mgen. Current Canadian management guidelines for Mgen direct laboratories to forward positive samples to the National Microbiology Laboratory for resistance testing.1 Now Canadian laboratories can utilize ResistancePlus MG and bring this service inhouse to generate more timely results for doctors and their patients. "SpeeDx tests are designed to empower clinicians to make informed treatment decisions,” said Colin Denver, SpeeDx CEO. “Bringing ResistancePlus MG to Canada allows even more clinicians to access Resistance Guided Therapy, helping to improve patient cure rates and reduce overall health care costs. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:35:52 +0100 Mouser Electronics Now Stocking Broad Portfolio of Xilinx Products http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9145/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mouser Electronics, Inc. today announces a new global distribution agreement with Xilinx, Inc., the leader in adaptive and intelligent computing, to stock one of the industry's broadest portfolios of Xilinx products, including digital downloads of development software and IP. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable system-on-chips (SoCs) and the adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future. To learn more, visit www.mouser.com/xilinx. “Xilinx is an industry leader and proven innovator in new technologies. We are very excited to expand our product portfolio for our customers by now offering a broad in-stock suite of Xilinx products and tools,” said Glenn Smith, Mouser President and CEO. “We look forward to assisting Xilinx expand its global customer base and revenue with our focus on e-commerce and new product introductions for design engineers. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:20:47 +0100 Global ‘HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey' 2019 Released http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9143/en (BUSINESS WIRE) -- On World Youth Skills Day, HBR Ascend, a mobile-first learning platform for young professionals from Harvard Business Review, released the 2019 edition of the HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey providing valuable insights about the new perspectives and opinions of millennials about their work. HBR Ascend surveyed over 2,700 young professionals and graduating students from 100+ countries. “The HBR Ascend Youth Skills Survey reveals that Millennials are hungry to learn and willing to invest in upskilling to acquire soft skills like Strategic Thinking, Negotiation Techniques, Networking Skills, Communications, and Analytical Thinking,” says Vivek Chachra, Country Manager (India), Harvard Business Publishing. Insights from the Survey Almost three out of four respondents are confident about their technical ability. Less than 10% expressed a lack of confidence in their technical skills. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:22:12 +0100 Sintavia Acquires QC Laboratories http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9142/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sintavia, LLC, the leading independent additive manufacturer supporting the Aerospace & Defense industry, announced today that it had acquired QC Laboratories, Inc. (“QC Labs”), a non-destructive testing (“NDT”) services company based in Hollywood, Florida. The acquisition greatly enhances Sintavia's NDT capabilities for commercial aerospace applications, particularly with respect to surface finish conformance testing. Post-closing, it is expected that QC Labs will operate as a stand-alone subsidiary of Sintavia. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We have worked with QC Labs for a number of years to develop surface finish inspection metrics that are relevant for the additive manufacturing industry,” said Doug Hedges, Sintavia's President and Chief Technology Officer. “Today's announcement is a natural extension of this same process, and we are looking forward to deepening the relationship with QC Labs as we continue to develop acceptable NDT metrics for production AM components. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:46:22 +0100 Rimini Street Becomes Support Service Provider for Hyundai-Kia Motors' Global Database Portfolio http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9141/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, today announced that it has been selected as the software support services provider to global auto manufacturer Hyundai-Kia Motors. By providing efficient, timely, and cost-effective database maintenance and support, Rimini Street plans to actively support Hyundai-Kia Motors in their endeavor to implement a business-driven IT roadmap. Cost Optimization and Desire for Quality Support To support response to paradigm shifts in the automobile industry and active technology innovation, Hyundai-Kia Motors set out a new IT strategy that strives to maximize value across the IT landscape. Hyundai-Kia Motors has been exploring options to reduce their reliance on the existing software vendor database support and achieve cost optimization by identifying alternative solutions. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:58:11 +0100 Värde Partners Appoints Co-CEO http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9140/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Värde Partners, a leading global alternative investment firm, today announced that Ilfryn Carstairs will join George Hicks, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, as Co-CEO, effective January 1, 2020. George co-founded Värde Partners 25 years ago and intends to transition to an Executive Chair role in 2022. Ilfryn will retain his role as Global CIO. “Transition is a process and involves the entirety of the firm. The roles Ilfryn and I play are just part of that process whereby a new generation of leaders succeed the founders,” said George. “Ilfryn joined us 12 years into this journey and has grown as both an investor and a leader. His skills in both pursuits will enable Värde to continue delivering for our investors and will help to ensure that we maintain our strong culture long into the future.” Ilfryn is a Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer overseeing the global investment strategy for Värde. He co-chairs the firm's Investment Committee. Based in Singapore since 2017, he joined the firm in 2006 in London and played a key role in building Värde's team and business in Europe and in Asia. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:42:19 +0100 Deutsche Telekom Selects IDEMIA's Entitlement Server Solution to Launch eSIM-Enabled Devices in ... http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9139/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- By 2020, more than 24 billion devices will be connected1, giving consumers a huge array of new services. This means more than 4 devices per person. A big challenge for operators will be to deliver optimum coverage while keeping pace with soaring demand. Deutsche Telekom has opted for IDEMIA's Smart Connect Entitlement server solution for European affiliates to enhance the user experience. Smartphones, wearables, and connected devices are continuously evolving with new features to make our lives easier. To ensure a seamless user experience, device OEMs are introducing entitlement specifications to optimize the way devices and networks interact. IDEMIA's Smart Connect Entitlement is part of the Smart Connect Platform, an end-to-end solution for mobile operators wishing to support eSIM devices. Supporting both iOS and Android platforms, this flexible cloud-based solution requires non-invasive network integration for Mobile Operators. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:26:00 +0100 Launch of Stats Perform Creates World's Leading Sports AI and Data Company http://www.aetoswire.com//news/9138/en (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, STATS and Perform completed regulatory and closing requirements to officially combine creating the leading sports company in artificial intelligence (AI) and data, operating under the new name Stats Perform (www.statsperform.com). By harnessing the most advanced sports AI research and development, Stats Perform will provide deeper, more robust data and insights essential to a growing portfolio of global partners. Stats Perform brings the deepest breadth of data, sports research, news and video content, and unrivaled AI-powered solutions to sports media and broadcasters, technology companies, global brands, sportsbooks, teams and leagues, and fantasy providers. Stats Perform powers storytelling through natural language generation for sports broadcasters and tech companies, unlocks boundless player props and precise projections for sportsbooks, and generates predictions to improve team performance and player evaluation. With more than 20 AI patents issued or submitted, Stats Perform is the leading innovator in sports. ... info@me-newswire.com Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:20:56 +0100