Tricor Group Appoints Karen Cheung as Group Director of Business Development for Trust & Corporate Services

HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tricor Group (Tricor), Asia’s leading business expansion specialist and provider of integrated business, corporate, investor, human resources and payroll, corporate trust and debt services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Cheung as Group Director of Business Development for Trust & Corporate Services based in Hong Kong.

Reporting to Tricor’s Group Chief Commercial Officer, Karen will be responsible for driving the development, promotion and sales for Tricor’s comprehensive range of corporate and private client solutions. Tricor’s Corporate and Trust Services group provides organisations and high net worth individuals (HNWIs) with practical solutions in corporate structuring, management as well as asset protection and succession planning.

Prior to joining Tricor, Karen served as Head of Business Development at Vistra Hong Kong where she advised Chinese companies and HNWIs on their offshore structure needs. She has over 12 years of experience in working with clients from incorporation all the way to IPO, and her priority is to work closely with clients, intermediaries and delivery teams to ensure the design and implementation of seamless solutions and most importantly, client satisfaction. Karen is an avid promoter of individual family and employee benefit trusts to Chinese clients and is especially passionate about Pre IPO bundled corporate and trust services solutions. Karen has closed and executed more than 50 trusts from scratch in the past couple of years alone.

Lennard Yong, Tricor Group CEO, said: “We are pleased to welcome Karen Cheung to our team. Karen brings extensive experience in servicing corporate and HNWI clients with asset protection and wealth management solutions. We believe her addition will advance Tricor’s standing as a leader in trust and corporate services, instilling confidence and building long-lasting partnerships with clients as they navigate offshore structuring needs and conduct complex transactions.”

Karen holds a L.L.M Master of Laws in Chinese Law from The University of Hong Kong, a Bachelor of Arts in Globalization Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Diploma in Tax Advisory in International Taxation from the City University of Hong Kong. She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Planning (TEP) and Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK). She speaks fluent Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

About Tricor Group

Tricor Group (Tricor) is the leading business expansion specialist in Asia, with global knowledge and local expertise in business, corporate, investor, human resources & payroll, and corporate trust & debt services. Tricor provides the building blocks for, and catalyzes every stage of clients’ business growth, from incorporation to IPO. Tricor has had a rapid expansion through organic growth and development as well as partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. The Group today has over 50,000 clients globally, a staff strength of over 2,600 and a network of offices in 47 cities across 21 countries / territories. Our client portfolio includes over 1,500 companies listed in Hong Kong and China, ~500 companies listed in Singapore and Malaysia, and more than 40% of the Fortune Global 500 companies, as well as a significant share of multinationals and private enterprises operating across international markets. In March 2017, the Permira Funds became the controlling shareholder of the Tricor Group, alongside management.

Visit: www.tricorglobal.com

Contacts

For more information, please contact:

HONG KONG (GROUP OFFICE)
Sunshine Farzan

Tricor Services Limited

Group Head of Marketing & Communications

Tel: +852 2980 1261

Email: Sunshine.Farzan@hk.tricorglobal.com

Source Photonics Announces a Comprehensive Portfolio of 50Gb/s Optical Transceivers for 5G Mid-Haul Applications

As a data rate of choice, 50Gb/s provides mid-haul bandwidth requirements not supported by 25Gb/s and offers economic advantages over 100Gb/s transceivers

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#100G–Source Photonics, a market leader of optical transceivers for wireless applications, announces a comprehensive portfolio of 50Gb/s products serving 5G mid-haul applications. Source Photonics’ product portfolio leverages 30 years of high-speed optical transceiver development and high-volume shipments into wireless, datacenter and routing applications, resulting in a broad portfolio of optical transceivers supporting data rates ranging from 125Mb/s to 400Gb/s and transmitting between 300m and 40 km.

Source Photonics has leveraged early investments in signal integrity, firmware development, and uncooled high speed DML packaging to release the industry’s most broad 50G product portfolio.

50Gb/s, selected as the mid-haul data rate, provides mid-haul bandwidth requirements not supported by 25Gb/s while also offering meaningful economic advantages over traditional 100Gb/s transceivers. Furthermore, 50Gb/s data rate products support bi-directional applications, where fiber availability is scarce. Bi-directional capability is not yet available on multi-channel 100Gb/s products.

“We are pleased to announce a comprehensive portfolio of 50Gb/s products, which includes 50G QSFP28 LR & ER and 50G BiDi QSFP28 LR & ER to support 5G mid-haul applications,” said Supriyo Dey, Sr. Director of PLM. “This shows our commitment to support our customers with the growing demand for 50Gb/s products to enable the 5G ramp,” continued Dr. Dey.

Source Photonics’ portfolio of 5G mid-haul transceivers includes:

  • 50G QSFP28 LR supporting 50GE link up to 10 km on duplex single mode fiber
  • 50G QSFP28 ER supporting 50GE link up to 40 km on duplex single mode fiber
  • 50G BiDi QSFP28 LR supporting 50GE link up to 10 km on simplex single mode fiber
  • 50G BiDi QSFP28 ER supporting 50GE link up to 40 km on simplex single mode fiber

Source Photonics will have a live demonstration of the 50G BiDi QSFP28 ER over 40 km fiber at ECOC booth no. 57, at the RDS Exhibition Center in Dublin, Ireland, from September 23-25. To place your orders for our various 50Gb/s products, please visit www.sourcephotonics.com.

About Source Photonics:

Source Photonics is a leading provider of innovative and reliable optical communications technology that enables communications and connectivity in datacenters, metro, and access networks. We add value to our customers by developing next-generation solutions that enable their growth by meeting the rapidly increasing demands of cloud infrastructure, wireless communications, routing, and fiber-to-the-premises applications worldwide. Source Photonics has key R&D and manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Jintan, China. For more information about Source Photonics, please visit www.sourcephotonics.com.

Contacts

Jasmin Basal

Marketing Communications

Phone: 818-885-4202

Email: jasmin.basa@sourcephotonics.com

 

Source Photonics Demonstrates a Full 400G Product Portfolio at ECOC 2019

The 400G products address challenges to connectivity within the datacenter in terms of bandwidth, transmission distance, power consumption, and cost

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#100G–Source Photonics, a leading vendor of optical connectivity products for Access and Datacom applications, will demonstrate its complete 400G portfolio with industry partners at ECOC 2019 from September 23-25.

Source Photonics has added a wide range of new products to its industry leading portfolio of single-mode products for datacenter and routing applications. The new products leverage the company’s multi-year investment in 28Gbaud and 53Gbaud PAM4 technology and support 400G applications for reaches from 500m up to 40km in small form factor transceivers.

Source Photonics’ portfolio of Datacenter and Routing products includes:

  • 400G-DR4 supporting 400GE links over 500m as well as an enhanced reach of up to 2 km (4x100G-FR) with support for breakout into 100G-DR/FR
  • 400G-LR8 supporting 400GE links up to 10 km
  • 400G-ER8 supporting 400GE links up to 40km as technology demonstration

“Successful interoperability between optical transceivers and hosts is crucial to rolling out the next higher data rate connectivity,” said Ed Ulrichs, Director of PLM at Source Photonics. “Together with our partners in the industry, we aim to bring next-generation solutions to our customers and provide the high-speed connectivity they require.”

Source Photonics will show error-free traffic through a link involving Viavi’s ONT 603 unit and QCT’s QuantaMesh BMS T9032-IX9 switch connected with various Source Photonics 400G optical transceivers.

“We take pride as a company in being a part of the faster and more connected cloud scale networks because of our leading-edge portfolio of compute, storage, and networking products,” said Mike Yang, Senior Vice President of Quanta Computer and President of Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT). “QCT is the ideal solutions provider to harness the innovative capabilities of this new switch technology and deliver state-of-the-art 32x400GbE platforms for our web-scale customers worldwide, with best-in-class quality, economics, and time-to-market.”

To see the live traffic demo of our latest 400G optical transceivers, visit the Source Photonics booth no. 57 from September 23-25, at the RDS Exhibition Center, Dublin, Ireland. Source Photonics is accepting orders now for production shipments. To place your orders, please visit www.sourcephotonics.com.

About Source Photonics:

Source Photonics is a leading provider of innovative and reliable optical communications technology that enables communications and connectivity in datacenters, metro, and access networks. We add value to our customers by developing next-generation solutions that enable their growth by meeting the rapidly increasing demands of cloud infrastructure, wireless communications, routing, and fiber-to-the-premises applications worldwide. Source Photonics has key R&D and manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Jintan, China. For more information about Source Photonics, please visit www.sourcephotonics.com.

Contacts

Jasmin Basal

Marketing Communications

Phone: 818-885-4202

Email: jasmin.basa@sourcephotonics.com

Northern Trust Becomes Member of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s High Value Clearing System

Move Reinforces Northern Trust’s Commitment to Australian Market as New Business Mandates and Strategic Hires Drive Growth

SYDNEY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) announced today it has become a member of Australia’s High Value Clearing System. Northern Trust will now process and settle its own high value payment obligations on a real-time gross settlement basis via the Reserve Bank and Information Transfer System.

As a direct clearer of Australian Dollars, Northern Trust will manage its intra-day payment flows directly with other members of the High Value Clearing System and perform all other required activities relating to cash settlements for high value payments that were previously conducted by Northern Trust’s sub-custodian in Australia.

Angelo Calvitto, Northern Trust country executive, Australia, said: “This move cements our commitment to the Australian market and builds on recent client wins and new hires we have made as we continue to build out our presence in the region.”

“By becoming a direct clearer of Australian Dollars on behalf of our clients, Northern Trust now has greater real-time visibility of cash and is able to take direct responsibility for the accurate and timely receipt of client funds. This is a logical next step as we continue to build out our capabilities and out footprint in this strategic market,” said Calvitto.

To ensure a seamless transition to direct clearing, Northern Trust named Robert Poulter as head of the company’s Australian cash operation. Based in Melbourne and reporting to Chicago-based Charlie Lebrun, head of international cash management, Poulter is responsible for cash and liquidity management, relationship management and market advocacy as it pertains to cash.

Poulter brings more than 30 years of experience in financial services. The last 19 years saw him in senior roles in custody and transfer agency operations with various financial institutions in New Zealand, the UK and Australia.

Northern Trust is a full-service provider to the Australian and New Zealand market and delivers a range of asset servicing solutions for institutional clients, including Australian investment accounting and tax, unit registry services, global custody, investment operations outsourcing and capital market solutions – which includes brokerage, foreign exchange, securities lending and transition management.

About Northern Trust

Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has a global presence with offices in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and across 23 locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2019, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$11.3 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.2 trillion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Please visit our website or follow us on Twitter.

Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Please read our global and regulatory information.

Contacts

Media Contacts
Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia-Pacific:
Camilla Greene

+44 (0) 20 7982 2176

Camilla_Greene@ntrs.com

Marcel Klebba

+44 (0) 20 7982 1994

Marcel_Klebba@ntrs.com

US & Canada:

John O’Connell

+1 312 444 2388

John_O’Connell@ntrs.com

Spirit of Wipro Run Brings Together Participants from 110 Cities Across 34 Nations

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. & BANGALORE, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FurtherTogether–Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) (BSE: 507685) (NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today organized the 14th edition of the ‘Spirit of Wipro’ (SOW) Run in 110 cities across 34 countries.

The theme for this year’s Run was “#FurtherTogether”, which celebrated the spirit of camaraderie and several thousands of Wipro employees, their friends and families, alumni, customers, partners and suppliers came together for the event.

The SOW Run reinforces the core values of the organization-

  • Be passionate about clients’ success,
  • Treat each person with respect,
  • Be global and responsible and
  • Unyielding integrity in everything we do.

This annual global event has people stepping forward together as a community to bring about progressive change in the society.

Commenting on the run, Abidali Z Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Wipro Limited said, “The SOW Run is our annual, global tradition. This year’s theme of ‘FurtherTogether’ is aimed to inspire everyone to go the extra mile and is a reminder that anyone can achieve anything if they put their mind to it. We celebrate the collective spirit of Wiproites across the world on this special day and appreciate their contributions towards social causes globally.”

Saurabh Govil, President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Wipro Limited said, “The SOW Run celebrates the people of Wipro. Over the years, this annual run has become one of the largest employee engagement events in the world. Every year the run brings together our employees, their families and friends, clients, partners and suppliers. It is a great testament of what the spirit of togetherness and genuine collaboration can achieve.”

The SOW Run 2019 was organized in New Jersey, Portland, Mountain View, Atlanta, Tampa, Boston, Austin, Dallas, Reading, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Edmonton, Ottawa, Dublin, Yokohama, Kuala Lumpur, Curitiba, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Cebu, Manila, Doha, Dubai, Dalian, Singapore, Johannesburg, and Zurich among other cities.

In India, the SOW Run 2019 was held in 15 cities, including Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and Kolkata. The event saw an officially timed 21K or half marathon in Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad. This apart, timed 10K was held in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Each year the proceeds from the SOW Run are used towards social causes identified by the locations, globally. The funds raised by the runners globally are matched 100% by Wipro Limited and are utilized by Wipro Cares, the community initiatives arm of Wipro Limited. In the United States, where Wipro has a significant presence, the funds will be used to support educational programmes in underserved communities. In India, the 2019 edition of the Run is supporting the educational needs of underprivileged and disadvantaged children.

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 175,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Contacts

Wipro Media Contact:
Shraboni Banerjee

Wipro Limited

shraboni.banerjee@wipro.com

Keysight Technologies to Award $50,000 USD to Winner of IoT Innovation Challenge

Engineering students from around the world competed to tackle problems associated with rapid urbanization

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#IoT–Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS):

What:

 

The Keysight IoT Innovation Challenge is a design competition challenging graduate and undergraduate engineering students to conceptualize low-power sensor networks to tackle issues brought on by today’s rapid urbanization. The contest had two tracks: The Smart Land challenge and The Smart Water challenge. Students submitted IoT sensor network ideas via online written and video submissions from April 1 – May 15, 2019.

 

The winner will be presented with a $50,000 USD cash prize and $50,000 USD in Keysight test equipment

When:

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Where:

CONVENE 151 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036

Contact:

Denise Idone at denise.idone@keysight.com to attend or view via live stream at https://www.facebook.com/events/2473078942948880/

More information: https://www.iotchallengekeysight.com/info/media-relations

 

Time

Program (Interviews available throughout)

1 pm – 3:00 pm

Competition: Six teams of engineering students will demonstrate their ideas for Internet of Things (IoT) before a panel of judges. Contest entries spanned smart integrated pollution measurement systems and sound mapping, water quality monitoring plans, and concepts focused on vertical gardening and aquaponics

 

Smart Land Challenge Finalist Teams & Entries

 

 

Smart Water Challenge Finalist Teams & Entries

 

3:00 pm

Winner announced and presented with a $50K USD cash prize and $50K USD in Keysight test equipment 

Panel of Judges (Interviews Available)

  • U.N. Public Information Officer Ariel Alexovich promotes the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and efforts to mitigate climate change, build inclusive, sustainable cities, promote gender equality, and protect earth’s oceans.
  • New Generation Innovator Jeremiah Pate, Founder & CEO of LunaSonde, a remote sensing startup that provides subsurface imaging from space. A top student at Arizona University, Pate has reversed Parkinson’s twice in the university laboratory setting.
  • Mehdi Sadaghdar, electrical engineer and YouTube star a.k.a. “ElectroBOOM” teaches electronics with a comic spin to show how making mistakes can be lessons learned.
  • Martin Rowe, senior technical editor, test & measurement, EDN and EE Times has spent 20 years covering electronic tests and design verification technologies including bench instruments such as oscilloscopes, meters, signal sources, and their applications.
  • Jeff Harris, vice president, Keysight Corporate and Portfolio Marketing; has led product development of wireless communications, sensors, and advanced networked systems for commercial and government applications, and first-to-market product introductions across radar, optics, and acoustic sensors; surveillance vehicles to drones; ultra-wideband (UWB) to mobile ad hoc network (MANET) communications.
  • Christopher Cain, general manager of Keysight Electronic Industrial Products has held roles spanning executive leadership, strategic planning, R&D, and manufacturing at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies and Keysight Technologies where he oversees teams that develop, deliver, and sustain a broad range of Keysight’s electronic industrial products ranging from industry’s leading high precision power products to Industry 4.0 analytics. He holds four U.S. patents.
  • Ee Huei Sin, vice president, Keysight Education & General Electronics Measurement Solutions has experience in managing general purpose, electronics measurement and semiconductor industries. With degrees in microelectronics and physics, she is currently responsible for a diverse portfolio of measurement solutions for consumer electronics, healthcare, industrial, and process control applications, as well as teaching and lab research solutions for universities.

About Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor, and general electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.9B in fiscal year 2018. More information is available at www.keysight.com.

Additional information about Keysight Technologies is available in the newsroom at https://www.keysight.com/go/news and on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

Contacts

Denise Idone

denise.idone@keysight.com

Le réseau Visa B2B Connect s’étend à 32 nouveaux pays et est désormais intégré avec Infosys

L’expansion va aider les institutions financières à traiter rapidement et de manière sécurisée les paiements transfrontaliers des entreprises

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa Inc. (NYSE : V) a annoncé aujourd’hui que son réseau Visa B2B Connect avait doublé sa portée, passant des 30 couloirs commerciaux globaux, du tout début en juin 2019, aux 62 offerts aujourd’hui. L’objectif de l’entreprise est de s’étendre à plus de 100 pays en 2020.

En outre, Infosys, un leader mondial dans le domaine des services et du conseil numériques de nouvelle génération, s’est intégré au réseau Visa B2B Connect pour offrir à la plateforme Visa B2B Connect un nouvel accès à leurs institutions financières participantes dans le monde entier.

Grâce à cette nouvelle connexion, les institutions financières participantes, à l’échelle internationale vont pouvoir tirer parti de la possibilité de traiter rapidement et de manière sécurisée les paiements transfrontaliers des entreprises dans le monde entier, via Visa B2B Connect.1

« Visa B2B Connect est un réseau rapide, sécurisé et plus efficace, conçu spécifiquement pour surmonter les obstacles dans l’espace des paiements transfrontaliers des entreprises », a déclaré Alan Koenigsberg, responsable mondial des nouveaux flux de paiement, au sein de la division Visa Business Solutions. « Nous sommes ravis de pouvoir profiter d’Infosys et d’étendre Visa B2B Connect à de nouvelles zones géographiques, le tout dans le cadre d’un effort conjoint visant à accélérer l’innovation et à accroître les efficacités aussi bien pour les institutions financières que leurs entreprises clientes. »

En plus de la nouvelle collaboration de Visa avec Infosys, les clients participants peuvent également se connecter à Visa B2B Connect par le biais de Bottomline et FIS, les partenaires de hub de Visa, précédemment annoncés.

Les clients participants peuvent désormais se connecter à Visa B2B Connect via le service Universal Aggregator de Bottomline. Les clients communs peuvent tirer parti de la connectivité API moderne de Bottomline, pour accéder facilement à Visa B2B Connect et commencer à effectuer des transactions à partir de leurs connexions Bottomline existantes, le tout en minimisant les ajustements technologiques.

Selon une récente enquête commandée par Visa2, près de six répondants sur dix (59 %) s’attendent à ce que les recettes globales générées par les paiements transfrontaliers augmentent au cours des cinq prochaines années en raison de la plus grande rapidité des paiements. Près du quart des répondants (24 %) s’attendent à ce que les paiements plus rapides entraînent une augmentation des revenus de près de 25 %.

Visa B2B Connect aide à éliminer les frictions et le temps consacré par les entreprises aux paiements transfrontaliers, en facilitant les transactions depuis la banque d’origine directement jusqu’à la banque bénéficiaire. Le réseau accroît considérablement la visibilité au sein du flux de la transaction, offrant aux acheteurs et aux fournisseurs la possibilité de suivre en temps réel ou presque le statut des paiements, depuis la banque d’origine directement jusqu’à la banque de destination.

Visa B2B Connect peut également réduire considérablement le temps nécessaire au règlement des fonds, lequel peut passer de plusieurs semaines à un ou deux jours. Le réseau offre aux institutions financières et à leurs clients une vision claire des frais associés à un paiement, aidant ainsi les sociétés à mieux gérer leurs flux de trésorerie. Pour commencer à effectuer des transactions via Visa B2B Connect, les institutions financières participantes du monde entier peuvent se connecter de deux manières : directement au réseau ou par l’intermédiaire des partenaires de hub de Visa.

La fonctionnalité d’identité numérique unique de Visa B2B Connect tokenise les informations commerciales sensibles d’une organisation, telles que les coordonnées bancaires et les numéros de compte, en leur donnant un identifiant unique pouvant être utilisé pour faciliter les transactions sur le réseau. La fonctionnalité d’identité numérique de Visa B2B Connect transformera ainsi la manière dont les informations sont échangées dans les transactions interentreprises transfrontalières.

« Les capacités différenciées de Visa B2B Connect et notre travail avec les utilisateurs précoces ont été véritablement conçus pour transformer la vitesse, la sécurité et la rentabilité de l’ensemble de l’écosystème », a ajouté M. Koenigsberg.

Rob Eberle, président et chef de la direction de Bottomline, a confié pour sa part : « Nous sommes ravis de nous associer à Visa pour une initiative aussi importante. La puissante combinaison de nos technologies, associée à un engagement et à des investissements soutenus dans l’innovation liée aux paiements B2B transfrontaliers, va permettre aux banques de prospérer et de se développer dans un monde des paiements ouvert et de plus en plus rapide. »

« Infosys se réjouit à l’idée de travailler en partenariat avec Visa pour créer de nouveaux flux de paiement pour Commercial Payments », a confié pour sa part Narayan Sivaram (Nans), vice-président et responsable mondial de la division cartes et paiements, chez Infosys. « Nous sommes convaincus que cet engagement va nous permettre d’atteindre conjointement un grand nombre de banques et de répondre à leurs besoins transfrontaliers. »

Pour en savoir plus sur Visa B2B Connect, retrouvez Visa sur le stand n° K123 au salon Sibos 2019, qui se tiendra du 23 au 26 septembre à Londres. Des informations complémentaires sont disponibles en consultant l’article intitulé « Visa B2B Connect: Cross-Border Payments Reimagined », sur www.visa.com/visab2bconnect, ou en envoyant un courriel à VisaB2BConnect@visa.com.

À propos de Visa Inc.

Visa Inc. (NYSE : V) est le leader mondial des paiements numériques. Notre mission est de relier le monde grâce au réseau de paiement le plus innovant, le plus fiable et le plus sûr, et, ce faisant, de permettre aux individus, aux entreprises et aux économies de prospérer. Notre réseau de traitement global de pointe, VisaNet, fournit des paiements sécurisés et fiables dans le monde entier, et est capable de gérer plus de 65 000 messages de transaction par seconde. La focalisation incessante de la société sur l’innovation est un catalyseur pour la croissance rapide du commerce numérique accessible à tous sur tout type d’appareil et partout. À l’heure où le monde est en train de passer de l’analogique au numérique, Visa met à disposition sa marque, ses produits, ses employés, son réseau et son envergure pour remodeler l’avenir du commerce. Pour en savoir plus, consultez la rubrique À propos de Visa, et visitez visa.com/blog et @VisaNews.


1 La disponibilité varie d’un pays à l’autre.

2 Enquête commandée par Visa Inc. et menée auprès de banques et d’entreprises dans 20 marchés, en juin 2019, par East & Partners.

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Contacts

Aida Hadzibegovic

ahadzibe@visa.com
415-805-4242

Think Global Forum Unveils a Brand-New Identity

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Think Global Forum unveils a brand-new identity today, ahead of the launch of the Think Global Awards.

The newly revealed identity reflects the purpose of the global forum, embodying a new visual language while retaining the brand position and personality. The new positioning is designed to work effortlessly across digital and physical channels in addition to observing the past and signifying a clear forward momentum for all aspects of the Think Global Forum.

The timing of the new identity comes ahead of the latest Think Global Awards. The awards are also in line to receive a new brand identity upgrade to celebrate the third year of the expanding program.

This is the right time to refresh our brand, as we remain focused on thought leadership, networking, and growing our global community. Thank you to everyone involved with the Think Global Forum around the world and for the ongoing support of the Forum Executives, industry experts, speakers, and community members,” commented Simon Hodgkins, Founder, Think Global Forum and Think Global Awards.

About Think Global Forum

The Think Global Forum is a community of global individuals, including forum participants, industry experts, speakers, and Forum Executives. The Think Global Forum is designed to provide insights and thought leadership in the context of Technology, Travel, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Retail, eCommerce, and a growing number of sectors around the world. The forum offers keen insights into the here and now and, most importantly, the future.

To learn more or to join the Think Global Forum, please visit https://www.thinkglobalforum.org

Contacts

Media
Priscillia Charles

Communications Director, Think Global Forum

www.thinkglobalforum.org
priscillia@thinkglobalforum.org

Thryv® Named to Service World Expo’s Top 10 New Products List For 2019

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thryv, Inc. — the leading small business software provider — is delighted to announce it has been named to Service World Expo’s list of Top 10 New Products for 2019. The industry’s premier event for residential service contractors, Service World Expo is the number one meeting for HVAC, plumbing, electrical and remodeling contractors to get access to top business insights, marketing strategies, moneymaking practices and more.

Thryv is pleased to showcase its better-than-ever small business software at the event in Las Vegas October 16 through 18, 2019. Thryv will be featured in the Innovation Showcase for the event’s more than 2,700 expected attendees.

At Thryv, we know contractors work better with the right tools — and that includes their software. Our team works exceptionally hard to ensure Thryv works specifically for our clients who spend the majority of their time out in the field,” said Chief Strategy Officer Gordon Henry.

Thryv VP of Product and Marketing Ryan Cantor added that the company’s software, though it has multiple features, has one goal in mind. “Thryv’s fully mobile, and it’s packed with features that help contractors work smarter from the field. Thryv helps them get new jobs, manage their jobs, and get recognized online — all so they can get back to work.”

Thryv includes:

  • Online appointment scheduling
  • Contact and client management
  • Estimates, invoices and payment processing
  • Online reputation management
  • And more

Headed to the show? Schedule a Thryv demo to get a hands-on, personalized demonstration of how Thryv can do the heavy lifting for your small business.

About Thryv, Inc.

Thryv, Inc. builds and owns the simple, easy-to-use software Thryv® that helps small business owners with the daily demands of running a business; and allows them to take control and be more successful. Thryv provides modernized business functions allowing them to manage their time, communicate with clients, and get paid. These include building a digital customer list, communicating with customers via email and text, updating business listings across the internet, accepting appointments, sending notifications and reminders, managing ratings and reviews, generating estimates and invoices, processing payments, and issuing invoices and coupons.

Thryv delivers business services to more than 400,000 small businesses across America that enable them to compete and win in today’s economy.

Thryv also provides consumer services through our market-leading search, display and social products—and connects local businesses via The Real Yellow Pages® from the over 25 million monthly visitors of DexKnows.com®, Superpages.com® and yellowpages.com search portals; and local print directories. For more information about the company, visit thryv.com.

Contacts

Paige Blankenship

Thryv, Inc.
972.453.3012

paige.blankenship@thryv.com

Tad Doering

Thryv, Inc.
972.453.7229

tad.doering@thryv.com

Direct Sellers Urge Lawmakers to Protect and Clarify Independent Contractor Status During Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AmericasOrginalEntrepreneur–The Direct Selling Association (DSA), the national trade association for direct selling companies, hosted its annual Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill for executives and independent direct sellers throughout the United States.


More than 125 people representing 19 DSA member companies met with Members of Congress to emphasize the importance of protecting independent workers and discuss how direct selling offers a flexible, and low-risk pathway to entrepreneurship for millions of Americans.

Direct Selling Day on Capitol Hill is part of the DSA’s broader efforts to urge passage of H.R. 3522, the Preserving the Direct Seller Independence Act, which is intended to modernize independent work laws to keep pace with updates in the economy and with the nature of labor.

“As we see more people choosing independent work in today’s economy, it’s important that we recognize that all independent work is not the same,” said Joseph N. Mariano, president and chief executive officer for the Direct Selling Association. “Choice is a critical distinction to make, and H.R. 3522 preserves direct sellers’ ability to choose the products they want to sell, the customers they engage with, and the hours they will work – and make those decisions based on their own needs, responsibilities and aspirations.”

“Direct selling is a force for good, and we make a positive difference in the lives of so many across the U.S. and beyond,” explained Ryan Napierski, DSA Chairman and President, Nu Skin Enterprises. “It is important for us to ensure that our representatives here in Washington, D.C. understand what we do and what makes direct selling different from newer gig economy players. The importance of the work we are doing today cannot be understated.”

Direct sellers participating in the Capitol Hill events represent the more than 6 million entrepreneurs – about 75 percent of whom are women – in the United States. According to 2019 DSA National Salesforce Study, ‘flexibility’ was the top reason for becoming a direct seller.

Attendees urged almost 100 Members of Congress to consider the implications and importance of maintaining the independent contractor status for all direct sellers. Emphasizing that direct selling offers individuals a low-risk way for to participate in today’s fast-growing economy.

During the morning program, attendees heard from members of the Direct Selling Caucus about their support of the direct selling business. Speakers were:

  • Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ)
  • Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC)
  • Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)
  • Rep Tim Walberg (R-MI)

“As the son of an entrepreneur, I understand what it takes to build a business on your own terms,” explained Rep. Gottheimer (D – NJ). “As co-author of H.R. 3522, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act, I believe direct selling and the good that it does universally for American families is something that all legislators, regardless of politics and party affiliation, can stand behind.”

Rep. Hudson said, “As the co-chair of the direct selling caucus, there is no better time to represent this industry here on Capitol Hill. I know direct selling: it’s what helped me pay my way through college.”

“I know what it means to be self-made, and I understand the focus and determination needed to reach individual goals. Direct sellers are people I respect, and as a member of the Direct Selling Caucus, I am proud to stand up for and help protect what you do,” said Rep. Lesko (R-AZ)

“When we talk about employment today, we can’t talk about the type of employment that we’ve always known – things have changed so much, and this is why I am fighting to protect direct sellers’ independence through H.R. 3522, the Preserving Direct Seller Independence Act,” explained Rep. Walberg (R – MI) and member of the Direct Selling Caucus. “Standing for direct selling is important because of what you do for so many millions. I am committed to preserving your personal freedom and what you do to improve the lives of so many on your own terms.”

DSA continues to work with Members of Congress as a part of ongoing efforts to police, protect, and promote direct selling, and to ensure direct sellers are fully understood at all levels of government.

ABOUT THE DIRECT SELLING ASSOCIATION

The Direct Selling Association (DSA) is the national trade association for companies that offer entrepreneurial opportunities to independent sellers to market and sell products and services, typically outside of a fixed retail establishment. In 2018, direct selling took place across the United States, generating $35.4 billion in retail sales. More than six million entrepreneurs in the U.S. are selling products or services through the direct selling channel, providing a personalized buying experience for more than 36.6 million customers.

Contacts

Ginger Greenberg

ggreenberg@sunwestpr.com
214-732-5832