Mitsubishi Electric’s KOTSUMON® System Uses AI Video Technology to Analyze Production Line Workers’ Motions

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today its newly developed KOTSUMON® system uses the company’s Maisart®* artificial-intelligence (AI) technologies to extract video data for the automatic identification and analysis of specific types of human motions, such as those of workers on production lines. The system simply requires a normal video to automatically measure work efficiency and detect omitted or mistaken motions, which manufacturers are expected to use to upgrade their line operations for improved productivity.

*Mitsubishi Electric’s AI creates the State-of-the-ART in technology

Key Features

1) Measures work time and detects mistaken motions to reduce analysis time to one-tenth normal

Mitsubishi Electric’s new system automatically identifies motions with 90 percent accuracy** by using AI to learn a worker’s poses and motions. Since the analysis can be performed with normal videos, there is no need to attach sensors to the worker, etc. Moreover, the analytical workload and time is just one-tenth** that of visual observation performed manually by supervisors. The technology was developed in collaboration with Professor Aoki Yoshimitsu and Aoki Media Sensing Laboratory of Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University.

** Based on in-house analysis

2) Motion extraction and visualization enables standardized analysis by any supervisor

Correcting a line worker’s motions is generally a three-step process: firstly, detect inappropriate or useless motions; secondly, determine needed corrections in physical processes and/or working environment; and thirdly, teach the worker more efficient motions. Often, however, workers move too fast to detect problems visually, and analytical results can vary from one supervisor to the next, making it difficult to obtain consistently useful results through manual analysis.

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Contacts

Customer Inquiries
Information Technology R&D Center

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

www.MitsubishiElectric.com/ssl/contact/company/rd/form.html
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/company/rd/

Media Inquiries
Takeyoshi Komatsu

Public Relations Division

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Tel: +81-3-3218-2346

prd.gnews@nk.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/

GHD nomme Jim Giannopoulos au poste de directeur général administratif, Canada

WATERLOO, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GHD, l’une des principales sociétés de services professionnels au monde fournissant des services en ingénierie, en environnement, de consultation, en numérisation et en construction sur les marchés mondiaux de l’eau, de l’énergie et des ressources, de l’environnement, des biens immobiliers et des bâtiments et des transports, annonce la nomination de Jim Giannopoulos en tant que nouveau directeur général administratif pour le Canada.

Installé à Waterloo, Ontario, Jim sera responsable de l’orientation client et de la croissance des activités de GHD au Canada et sur l’ensemble de l’Amérique du Nord.

Jim a plus de 26 années d’expérience chez GHD, notamment à de nombreux postes de direction en Australie, en Asie et aux États-Unis. La vaste expérience de Jim à l’international comprend notamment des années de travail aux États-Unis où il dirigeait les premières opérations nord-américaines de la société au milieu des années 2000 dans le comté d’Orange, en Californie.

GHD emploie aujourd’hui plus de 4 000 personnes partout en Amérique du Nord, avec une présence dans presque toutes les provinces canadiennes et les États américains. Selon l’Engineering News-Record, GHD se classe au huitième rang parmi les entreprises de conception mondiales qui exercent leurs activités au Canada, en termes de chiffre d’affaires.

En tant que directeur général administratif Canada, Jim rejoint le groupe mondial de direction administrative de GHD, qui vise à fournir un leadership de soutien afin d’encourager une culture axée sur le service à la clientèle et animée par un réseau mondial connecté de professionnels. Ashley Wright, directrice générale chez GHD, a déclaré, « Je suis convaincue que la capacité reconnue de Jim à motiver les équipes de direction et sa concentration sur l’amélioration des expériences client nous permettront de poursuivre nos projets de croissance accélérée en Amérique du Nord et dans le même temps, d’offrir une réelle valeur ajoutée à nos clients ».

Commentant sur sa nomination, Jim a déclaré, « Je suis enthousiasmé par nos possibilités de croissance au Canada et en Amérique du Nord. Nous observons une demande forte et constante des clients dans les secteurs de l’eau, des eaux usées, des transports et de l’assainissement des sites contaminés. En diversifiant nos produits dans les services numériques et consultatifs, nous ‘co-créons’ de plus en plus de solutions avec nos clients afin de générer de la valeur ajoutée sur l’ensemble de leurs opérations ».

GHD est l’une des principales sociétés de services professionnels au monde présente sur les marchés mondiaux de l’eau, de l’énergie et des ressources, de l’environnement, des biens immobiliers et des bâtiments et des transports. Fondée en 1928, GHD est la propriété privée de notre personnel et opère sur cinq continents (Asie, Australie, Europe, Amérique du Nord et du Sud) et dans la région Pacifique. Nous employons plus de 10 000 personnes dans plus de 200 bureaux afin de livrer des projets répondant à de strictes normes de sécurité, de qualité et d’éthique sur l’ensemble de la chaîne de valeur des actifs. www.ghd.com

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Contacts

Kim Lamrouex
directeur marketing et communication – Amérique du Nord
CÉ : kim.lamrouex@ghd.com
Tél. : +1 813 971-3882

According to SVN | SFRhub Advisors Housing Demands Boost Phoenix Rent Growth to Top the Nation

Investors Nationwide Drawn to Phoenix as it Leads the Nation in Rent Growth at 9% YOY

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#realestate–Phoenix leads the nation in rent growth at 9% YOY, nearly double the national average of 5%. While rents are increasing, vacancies remain historically low resulting in a higher return on investment for investors in the single-family residential (SFR) portfolio space.

According to John Burns Real Estate Consulting, about 95% of all SFR rental homes nationwide are occupied, the highest level in over 20 years since 1997. With only 12% vacancies in nearly two million total housing units, Phoenix is experiencing a shortage of homes. Rental prices are expected to continue to increase by 2022, even with an expected modest recession. High occupancy rates and job growth bolster the entry-level SFR rental price increases that currently average at $1,439 a month in the Phoenix area.

The demand for SFR rentals has piqued the interest of a range of investors. Established institutional investors are turning to SFR portfolio investments on a large scale over other types of commercial real estate assets. “Single-family rents tend to be more stable and less responsive to the ebbs and flows of a market or economic cycle than do apartment rents and home prices,” said Kevin Maggiacomo, CEO and president of SVN International Corp. (SVNIC), a Boston-based full-service CRE advisory firm, in a recent GlobeSt.com article.

According to SVN | SFRhub Advisors, the nation’s first dedicated SFR and BFR (Build-for-Rent) portfolio brokerage based in Phoenix, there has been a huge rise of interest among investors drawn to these portfolios for the high cap-rates, diversification, tenant longevity and overall investment security. SFRhub.com, the nation’s first, data, marketing and complete transaction commercial real estate platform dedicated to SFR/BFR portfolios, nearly tripled in new users interested in SFR/BFR portfolios in the last six months. Since the site launched in early 2019, it has acquired over $1 billion in listings, with no slowdown in sight. “We recently underwrote, in less than 12 months, the 400th SFR investment portfolio,” said Jeff Cline, executive director and principal at SVN | SFRhub Advisors. “We’ve seen huge growth in the amount of demand for SFRs, and more recently over the past two years, the Build-for-Rent sub-segment, due to the rising housing demands.” According to a recent poll by CoreVest Finance, 86% of the polled investors are actively seeking investment properties, with a majority optimistic for better investment opportunities in 2020 compared to 2019.

For more information on SVN | SFRhub Advisors or to view portfolio listings, visit www.SFRhub.com.

About SVN | SFRhub Advisors

SVN | SFRhub Advisors is an independently owned and operated SVN® office located in Phoenix. SVN has over 1,600 advisors across 200+ offices internationally. SVN | SFRhub Advisors is the nation’s first dedicated SFR portfolio brokerage providing an advanced technology acquisition, research, marketing, transaction and data platform.

Contacts

SVN | SFRhub Advisors

amy.graham@sfrhub.com
www.SFRhub.com

AttackIQ Opening New Offices in Australia to Better Serve Partners in APAC

Chris Zauzig, Regional Sales Manager, to Lead APAC Expansion

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AttackIQ, the largest independent leader of the continuous security validation market, today announced its expansion into a new market with the opening of regional offices in Sydney, AU as well as Melbourne, AU. At the helm of the regional expansions are Chris Zauzig, Regional Sales Manager for APAC, and Brett Callaughan, Systems Engineer for APAC.

This announcement follows a successful three quarters for AttackIQ. Earlier this year, AttackIQ secured $17.6 million in Series B funding, continuing to further develop its continuous security validation platform. Most recently, AttackIQ announced the integration of its platform with Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to help joint customers and prospects validate the configuration and security coverage provided by the most widely deployed operating system in the world.

“The AttackIQ platform allows customers, both small and large, to reduce risk by taking a pre-active approach to cybersecurity,” said Dan Sibille, VP of Worldwide Channels at AttackIQ. “AttackIQ saw the demand in APAC and decided to act it on it by bringing our first international office to Australia. We look forward to working with new local partners and empowering them to find and address vulnerabilities before adversaries can find and exploit them.”

Chris Zauzig, Regional Sales Manager for APAC at AttackIQ, further noted, “We have had a strong start quickly securing and deploying five local partnerships with Advent One, Enosys, InPhySec Security, NTT Security and Telstra. AttackIQ is the leader in the emerging market of continuous security validation and is not only helping to define this new category but is also setting the standards for these solutions. I am honored to lead the team in Australia and look forward to building a strong team to support our customers and the demand.”

About AttackIQ

AttackIQ, a leader in the emerging market of continuous security validation, built the industry’s first platform that enables red and blue teams to test and measure the effectiveness of their security controls and staff. With an open platform, AttackIQ supports the MITRE ATT&CK framework, a curated knowledge base and model for cyber adversary behavior used for planning security improvements and verifying defenses work as expected. AttackIQ’s platform is trusted by leading companies around the world. For more information visit www.attackiq.com. Follow AttackIQ on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Vimeo, and YouTube.

Contacts

AttackIQ Media Contact
Emily Ashley

PR for AttackIQ

attackiq@10fold.com
916-710-0950

Cohesity Appoints Sheena Chin to Drive Growth and Expansion in Southeast Asia

Former Veritas and Symantec Executive Brings Deep Experience in Data Management and Data Protection to ASEAN Market

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cohesity today announced the appointment of Sheena Chin as the managing director of sales for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to continue the company’s rapid growth in the region. Chin will be responsible for driving go-to-market strategy and execution for the ASEAN region, working with channel partners, systems engineering, operations, and marketing teams.

Chin brings years of data management expertise to Cohesity. She joins Cohesity from Veritas, where she served as the Singapore country director, building a strong presence in the region and significantly impacting revenues during her tenure with consistent year on year growth. Previously, Chin worked as an enterprise sales director for Symantec, growing the company’s cybersecurity and information management software business in Southeast Asia.

With more than 20 years in enterprise technology sales, Chin has extensive experience in developing deep customer engagements with large global customers and securing strategic wins in hyper-competitive markets. Throughout her career, she has helped organizations address the challenges of exponential data growth by leveraging cloud scalability, achieving infrastructure and application resiliency, and adapting to the latest data protection and compliance requirements.

“Cohesity is transforming how organizations protect and manage their data to extract maximum value from it,” Chin said. “I’m excited to build on the incredible momentum Cohesity has already achieved in the Asia Pacific region and elsewhere around the world.”

“Sheena has an incredible wealth of experience in the industry and proven expertise building enterprise sales operations in the ASEAN market,” said William Ho, vice president of sales, Asia Pacific, Cohesity. “She understands the challenges customers face and works tirelessly with partners, service providers, and other key stakeholders to deliver solutions that have a major impact. We’re thrilled to have her join the team.”

About Cohesity

Cohesity ushers in a new era in data management that solves a critical challenge facing businesses today: mass data fragmentation. The vast majority of enterprise data — backups, archives, file shares, object stores, and data used for test/dev and analytics — sits in fragmented infrastructure silos that makes it hard to protect, expensive to manage, and difficult to analyze. Cohesity consolidates silos onto one web-scale platform, spanning on-premises, cloud, and the edge, and uniquely empowers organizations to run apps on that platform — making it easier than ever to back up and extract insights from data. Cohesity is a 2019 CNBC Disruptor and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Visit our website and blog, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.

Contacts

Ross Camp

Vice president of Corporate Communications

rcamp@cohesity.com
415.846.4960

BOCA Communications for Cohesity

cohesity@bocacommunications.com

Underwood & Riemer, P.C., and the Gregory Law Firm, P.C., File Lawsuit for Usury and Violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) Against Hummingbird Funds, d/b/a Blue Trust Loans, and Others

Lawsuit alleges that defendants operate an illegal scheme hiding behind the facade of Native American tribes while they openly violate the usury laws of Alabama and other states

MOBILE, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On October 8, 2019, Earl P. Underwood of the Mobile, Alabama, law firm Underwood & Riemer, LLC, and Steven P. Gregory of the Gregory Law Firm, P.C., in Birmingham, Alabama, announced that Mobile resident and registered nurse Lillian Easley has filed a lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of Alabama against Hummingbird Funds, d/b/a Blue Trust Loans, and other defendants for violations of the usury laws of Alabama and all other states in which the defendants make usurious loans, and for violations of the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

The Complaint alleges that the defendants operate an internet lending scheme in which they charge borrowers over 600 percent on small loans. The defendants, according to the Complaint, operate what has come to be called the “rent-a-tribe” scheme, where the high-cost lender, operating online, associates with a Native American tribe in an attempt to insulate itself from federal and state law by “renting” the tribe’s sovereign legal status and its general immunity from suit under federal and state laws.

As stated in the Complaint, the defendants are not licensed to make loans in Alabama, and the relationship between the actual lender and the Native American Tribe is insufficient to permit the real lender to avail itself of tribal immunity.

“In any event,” noted Steven Gregory, one of the attorneys representing Ms. Easley in her case, “a lender which fails to register as required by Alabama law and charges over ten times the legal rate of interest on a small loan cannot expect to do so with impunity, no matter what sort of tribal immunity it claims. Ms. Easley is a hard-working registered nurse in the Mobile area who owes such substantial sums on her student loans that she occasionally has to resort to a short-term loan in order to make ends meet while staying current on her student loan payments and other obligations. These defendants are taking advantage of hard-working people like Lillian Easley while violating the laws of Alabama and other states.”

In April of 2019, the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals held in a similar case that tribal sovereign immunity did not bar the lawsuit because plaintiffs may sue tribal officers based on violations of state and substantive federal law occurring outside tribal lands. The appellate court also held that the arbitration clauses in the loan agreements were unenforceable and unconscionable.

The Easley lawsuit states causes of action for violations of the Alabama Small Loan Act, Alabama Code § 5-18-1, and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961–1968. The lawsuit prays that the Defendants’ lending practice will be found void and that the court will order all interest collected on each such loan to be returned to the borrowers. The complaint also requests an award of actual damages, treble damages, and costs, and for an award of attorneys’ fees based on the relief provided to the class and/or paid from any common fund created for the benefit of the class.

You can learn more about the unlawful loans lawsuit by contacting counsel listed below or by reviewing information on the websites of the two law firms which represent the plaintiff: https://www.gregorylawfirm.us/ and https://alalaw.com/.

About Underwood & Riemer

Our firm’s primary focus is on protecting the rights of individuals who have suffered mistreatment and abuses from banks, mortgage lenders and servicers, debt collectors, credit card companies and other types of financial entities. We also represent individuals who have been wronged or injured in automobile accidents, by defective products, prescription drugs or defective medical devices.

About the Gregory Law Firm

The Gregory Law Firm assists people and businesses in resolving disputes through litigation, mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and collaborative law. The firm has over 28 years of experience litigating complex matters such as class and derivative actions and mass torts and has appeared on a number of occasions before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Mr. Gregory is an experienced mediator and arbitrator and is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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Contacts

Steven P. Gregory

Gregory Law Firm, P.C.

205-314-4874

steve@gregorylawfirm.us

Mavenir présente Mobile Business Fabric™ afin de transformer les communications professionnelles pour les collaborateurs mobiles sans bureau

Permet aux prestataires de services de communication et à leurs partenaires d’offrir des expériences utilisateur intrinsèquement mobiles et perturbatrices qui permettent aux entreprises de collaborer et d’interagir avec leurs clients depuis leurs appareils mobiles

RICHARDSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mavenir, le seul fournisseur de solutions logicielles de réseau, nuagiques natives et de bout en bout dans l’ensemble du secteur, a annoncé aujourd’hui la sortie de sa solution Mobile Business Fabric™, un cadre de communications professionnelles dynamique et fluide conçu pour répondre aux besoins numériques en évolution des entreprises alors que la mobilité devient un facteur primordial et que les clients demandent des changements.

Mobile Business Fabric™ de Mavenir est constitué d’un portefeuille de solutions d’entreprise intégrées visant à autonomiser les collaborateurs mobiles sans bureau des entreprises de toutes tailles : depuis les PME jusqu’aux grandes entreprises. Ce portefeuille intègre, dans des offres nuagiques sécurisées de classe opérateur, la voix mobile, la vidéo mobile, le protocole rich communication services (RCS) et la messagerie SMS, la messagerie vocale, le serveur vocal interactif (SVI), les agents conversationnels, la gestion de fraude SpamShield™ et des faciliteurs de monétisation.

Ces solutions sont combinées à des capacités d’habilitation numérique permettant d’approvisionner, d’intégrer et de facturer les activités via une interface intuitive multicanale. Cette fonctionnalité intégrée évite les longues intégrations complexes et coûteuses avec les systèmes de support des entreprises (Business support systems, BSS) du prestataire de service ou du partenaire de distribution, ce qui accélère le délai de commercialisation et la génération de revenus.

Les solutions Mobile Business Fabric de Mavenir sont actuellement déployées et en cours de déploiement chez plusieurs opérateurs de réseaux mobiles (ORM) de première catégorie aux États-Unis, au Royaume-Uni, en Espagne, en Allemagne, en Inde et au Japon.

« La vision de Mavenir consiste à transformer l’économie des réseaux mobiles et à accélérer la transformation des entreprises pour les opérateurs mobiles et les partenaires de distribution », a déclaré Guillaume Le Mener, VPS et DG, Mobile Enterprise Solutions, chez Mavenir. « Mobile Business Fabric est un portefeuille cohérent offrant de vraies expériences intrinsèquement mobiles. La solution s’adresse à la base d’utilisateurs mobiles sans bureau pour générer des flux de revenus additionnels, protéger leur base de clientèle existante et réduire le taux de désabonnement des clients. »

Renseignements complémentaires :

  • Aujourd’hui, 80 % de la main d’œuvre mondiale est constituée de travailleurs en première lignes « sans bureau » et les 8 premières industries sans bureau (agriculture, éducation, santé, vente au détail, hospitalité, production, transport et construction) emploient 2,7 milliards employési.
  • Les travailleurs mobiles sans bureau requièrent des flux de travail simplifiés pouvant, en déplacement, exploiter leurs puissants appareils mobiles.
  • Aujourd’hui, la majorité des solutions sur le marché ont été conçues pour des employés de bureau puis adaptées pour inclure certaines capacités de mobilité limitées. Cela peut engendrer une frustration chez l’utilisateur, en particulier pour les petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) émergentes, qui sont défavorisées.

Mobile Business Fabric de Mavenir renverse ce paradigme avec un portefeuille intrinsèquement mobile qui se passe d’administrateurs informatiques, d’investissements en matériel, ou de gestion de périphériques complexes, tout en offrant une intégration homogène pour permettre d’accélérer la génération de revenus.

« En tant que solution SaaS (Logiciel en tant que Service) innovante et agile, le portefeuille Mobile Business Fabric de Mavenir permet à nos partenaires mondiaux de cibler le marché des entreprises, ainsi que le segment mal desservi des PME », a déclaré Marek Wasilewski, VPS, Global Enterprise Channel. « Nos solutions perturbatrices conçues pour les collaborateurs mobiles sans bureau – qui ont généralement une mentalité de type Je veux le faire moi-même et je le veux maintenant – simplifient l’intégration, suppriment la complexité de la gestion, et, en fin de compte, sont axées sur l’ajout de résultats positifs pour l’entreprise. »

Le portefeuille Mobile Business Fabric arrive sur le marché avec les solutions suivantes :

  • Messagerie d’entreprise mobile — La messagerie d’entreprise RCS en tant que service qui permet aux ORM de répondre au besoin des marques de communiquer avec leurs clients sur le canal de messagerie mobile — y compris avec des campagnes marketing (A2P) et des agents conversationnels (P2A)—exploitant l’écosystème des partenaires RBM de Mavenir pour accélérer la génération de revenus.
  • Contacts professionnels mobiles Permettant aux entreprises de toutes tailles de minimiser le nombre d’opportunités commerciales manquées avec un centre de contact en tant que service (CCaaS) omnicanal à marque blanche conçu pour un accès rapide et facile. Cela permet des interactions omnicanal homogènes (via téléphone, e-mail, chats, message texte, réseaux sociaux) avec les clients. Le déploiement est rapide, car la solution utilise des modèles pré-fabriqués et des intégrations d’API avec des outils populaires et des plateformes d’IA.
  • Communications et collaboration professionnelles mobiles — des communications et une collaboration unifiées en tant que service (UCaaS) conçues sur les éléments de contrôle d’appels mobiles, qui exploitent une mise en application de la qualité de service (QoS) du réseau mobile ainsi qu’une messagerie RCS pour permettre aux entreprises de communiquer par textos avec les utilisateurs internes et externes, rompant ainsi les limitations traditionnelles des mises en œuvre de messagerie instantanées exclusives.

Les solutions Mobile Business Fabric annoncées sont disponibles aujourd’hui en tant que service hébergé depuis le nuage Mavenir ou déployées dans le réseau du prestataire de service. Mavenir adapte déjà à Fabric d’autres produits et solutions, lesquels sont prévus pour début 2020.

Pour en savoir plus, veuillez consulter la page Mobile Business Fabric de Mavenir.

REMARQUE : Mavenir présentera Mobile Business Fabric avec des démonstrations en direct au Mobile World Congress 2019 à Los Angeles. Pour solliciter un entretien, veuillez visiter la page https://mavenir.com/buzz/events/mwc-la-2019

À propos de Mavenir :

Mavenir est le seul fournisseur de solutions logicielles de réseau, nuagiques natives et de bout en bout, dans l’ensemble du secteur. Spécialisé dans l’accélération de la transformation des réseaux logiciels, et la redéfinition de l’économie de réseau pour les fournisseurs de services de communication (FSC), en offrant un portefeuille exhaustif de produits de bout en bout, à travers toutes les couches de la pile d’infrastructure de réseau. Des couches d’application/de service 5G au cœur du paquet et aux RAN, Mavenir ouvre la voie aux solutions de mise en réseau évoluées et natives du nuage, offrant des expériences innovantes et sécurisées aux utilisateurs finaux. Tirant parti des innovations à la pointe du secteur, telles que VoLTE, VoWiFi, Advanced Messaging (RCS), Multi-ID, vEPC, et le RAN virtualisé, Mavenir accélère la transformation des réseaux pour plus de 250 clients FSC dans plus de 130 pays, qui desservent en tout plus de 50 % des abonnés dans le monde.

Nous accueillons à bras ouverts les architectures technologiques et les modèles d’entreprise innovants et disruptifs qui favorisent l’agilité, la souplesse et la rapidité des services. Grâce à des solutions qui propulsent l’évolution NFV pour arriver à une économie à l’échelle du Web, Mavenir propose des solutions aux FSC pour réduire les coûts, générer des revenus, et protéger lesdits revenus. En savoir plus sur mavenir.com

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i Emergence: Rise of the Deskless Workforce (Émergence : L’essor d’une main d’œuvre sans bureau), 2018

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Contacts

Maryvonne Tubb

Mavenir

PR@mavenir.com

Loren Guertin

MatterNow

mavenir@matternow.com

Kevin Taylor

GlobalResultsPR

mavenir@globalresultspr.com

Governor Proclaims October 21-25 as Oregon Community Bank Week

Community banks are an integral part of healthy communities and local economies

SALEM, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Governor Kate Brown has officially proclaimed October 21-25, 2019 as Community Bank Week in Oregon. The Governor bestowed this proclamation in support of the essential role Oregon’s community banks play in supporting local economies.

Members of Community Banks of Oregon (CBO), which represents the 16 banks headquartered in Oregon, will be celebrating Community Bank Week by holding open houses, volunteering at local nonprofits, hosting free shred events, speaking to community groups, delivering financial education, hosting local officials and more. These and other efforts are aimed at showcasing the positive impact community banks have on the communities they serve.

In her proclamation, Governor Brown states, “Community banks are an integral part of Oregon’s overall economy through their community giving, dedication as good neighbors, and above all, their critical role in providing reliable financial services to Oregonians.” She adds, “Community banks play a significant role in local economic development efforts, stimulating the economy to produce jobs and create new opportunities.”

Oregon’s community banks are a major source of credit for small businesses. In a survey conducted by the Oregon Bankers Association, community banks, including those headquartered in neighboring states but doing business in Oregon, reported loans to Oregon small businesses topping $5.9 billion in a single year. Community banks are also the chief source of bank credit for agriculture enterprises.

Beyond financial services, community banks in Oregon are profound supporters of their communities through charitable giving and volunteer time. The survey found that Oregon’s community banks contributed $4.9 million to local nonprofits and community organizations, and their employees logged over 64,000 volunteer hours.

“Community banks are a unique and important part of America’s banking industry. They are often owned by the very people they serve, and local decision-making means they can be consultative and customized in how they serve their customers,” said Linda Navarro, president and CEO of CBO. “Community banks thrive when their customers and communities do the same.”

About the Community Banks of Oregon

Community Banks of Oregon (CBO) serves banks headquartered in Oregon. The principle mission of CBO is to support and promote community banking in Oregon. CBO advocates for community banks, provides a forum to address issues unique to community banks, and promotes community banks through initiatives like Oregon Community Bank Week.

Contacts

Andee Rose, VP – Communications Director

arose@oregonbankers.com
Linda Navarro, President & CEO

lnavarro@oregonbankers.com
(503) 581-3522

Argo Provides Information on Independent Board Review of Governance and Compensation Matters

HAMILTON, Bermuda–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) (“Argo” or the “Company”) affirms that its independent directors are conducting a review of governance and compensation matters.

The Company also announced that it previously received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) seeking documents primarily with respect to the Company’s disclosure of certain compensation-related perquisites. The Company, working with the assistance of outside counsel, is fully cooperating with the SEC and does not believe that the amounts involved are material to the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

Argo is committed to governance practices that support continued value creation for all shareholders, consistent with the Company’s August 8, 2019 press release, which disclosed several proposed enhancements to the Company’s governance and compensation programs, including declassification of the Company’s board and reduction of board size as part of its ongoing board refreshment process.

ABOUT ARGO GROUP INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LTD.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. Argo Group offers a full line of products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims handling needs of businesses in two primary segments: U.S. Operations and International Operations. Argo Group’s insurance subsidiaries are A.M. Best-rated ‘A’ (Excellent) (third highest rating out of 16 rating classifications) with a stable outlook, and Argo Group’s U.S. insurance subsidiaries are Standard and Poor’s-rated ‘A-‘(Strong) with a positive outlook. More information on Argo Group and its subsidiaries is available at www.argolimited.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release may include forward-looking statements that reflect our current views with respect to future events. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include all statements that do not relate solely to historical or current facts, and can be identified by the use of words such as “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “does not believe,” “aim,” “project,” “anticipate,” “seek,” “will,” “likely,” “assume,” “estimate,” “may,” “continue,” “guidance,” “objective,” “outlook,” “trends,” “future,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “target,” “on track” and similar expressions of a future or forward-looking nature. All forward-looking statements address matters that involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Argo Group’s control. Accordingly, there are or will be important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such statements and, therefore, you should not place undue reliance on any such statements. We believe that these factors include, but are not limited to, voting results from and other matters related to the Annual General Meeting, including compensation matters. The foregoing factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the risk factors included in our most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and other documents of Argo Group on file with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Argo Group will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Argo Group or its business or operations. Except as required by law, Argo Group undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Contacts

Investors:

Brett Shirreffs

Investor Relations

212.607.8830

brett.shirreffs@argogroupus.com

Media:

David Snowden

Senior Vice President, Group Communications

210.321.2104

david.snowden@argogroupus.com

ERI’s John Shegerian Describes the Threat of Hardware Hacking and State of Digital Privacy at 2019 Health Innovation Summit

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company, was a featured panelist last week at the City and State 2019 Health Innovation Summit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.

City & State’s Health Innovation Summit informed health care decision makers, tech leaders and policy experts on the most critical issues and priorities in New York health tech. The full-day event brought insights and perspectives from the leading innovators, investors, payers, providers and policymakers who are driving the digital health revolution. Topics included connected health devices, data privacy, health innovations in New York and more, and included an opening keynote address by Mitchell Katz, President of NYC Health + Hospitals.

As part of a cross-disciplinary panel titled “Data Privacy and Protection,” Shegerian was joined on stage by Sam Solomon, Deputy Counsel, New York City Mayor’s Office of Information Privacy & Mayor’s Office of Operations; and Dr. Ali Lovejoys, Managing Director Digital Health, Government and Public Sector, Ernst & Young, LLP. Jonathan LaMantia, a reporter with Crain’s New York Business, served as moderator.

The experts discussed how digital information in the health sector is increasingly vulnerable to those seeking to do harm, and how the industry and government must keep up with technological developments in order to keep data secure. The ever-changing technological environment, including the development of 5G, new regulations and other innovations, were also discussed.

During the discussion, Shegerian described and shared insights on what types of private and potentially dangerous content can be easily accessed on discarded or even on “secure” devices with the healthcare sector. He also explained key concerns relating to the very real threat of hardware hacking.

The expert panelists also discussed next steps in terms of data security in the New York health system, and best practices in terms of what hospitals, insurers and other health-related entities can do to proactively provide solutions and work together with government to keep data safe.

“It has been rewarding to share what we know and what we’ve learned with other thought leaders from government agencies and the health sector at this important and vital summit,” said Shegerian. “It is particularly rewarding to discuss the urgent importance of data destruction, protecting the privacy and data of the people in the great city of New York, my hometown. Proper protection of private digital data in the health sector is a hot button issue and these conversations at the Health Innovation Summit have been vital.”

ERI is the largest fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is certified at the highest level by all leading environmental and data security oversight organizations to de-manufacture, recycle, and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI has the capacity to process more than a billion pounds of electronic waste annually at its eight certified locations, serving every zip code in the United States. ERI’s mission is to protect organizations, people and the environment. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit https://eridirect.com.

Contacts

Paul Williams

310/569-0023

paul.williams@eridirect.com