Thursday, September 29, 2022

PCT International appoints dynamic executive Simit Shah as its CFO

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PCT International’s continued resurgence in the broadband and telecommunications market received a boost from the hiring of Simit Shah as CFO. With 20 years of domestic and global treasury, capital markets, and corporate finance experience, Shah is excited to showcase PCT’s strength to the market. Shah will influence the evaluation and structuring of financing strategies, leveraging his experience to drive business transformation from his previous roles.

Estée Lauder announces the promotion of Guillaume Jesel

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The Estée Lauder Companies announced that Guillaume Jesel has been promoted to President, Global Brands, TOM FORD BEAUTY, BALMAIN BEAUTY and Luxury Business Development, effective immediately. Guillaume will report to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Executive Group President and also to Tracey T. Travis, Executive VP and CFO in her role of overseeing the company’s mergers and acquisitions, for Guillaume’s Luxury Business role.

Boomi appoints the former CEO of Ford Motors to its Board of Directors

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Boomi™, the intelligent connectivity and automation firm, appointed former CEO of Ford Motor Company Mark Fields as a non-executive member of its Board of Directors. As former CEO of Ford Motor Company, Fields brings three decades of experience driving innovation and business transformation initiatives across multi-billion-dollar public companies, as well as private equity-backed technology organizations. Recently, he served as Interim CEO of Hertz, and currently sits on the boards of Hertz, Qualcomm, Tanium, and Planview.

Michelle Bonfilio named Chief People Officer by Animal health firm Covetrus

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Covetrus®, a global organisation in animal-health technology and services, announced the appointment of Michelle Bonfilio as Chief People Officer, reporting to Ben Wolin, President and Chief Executive Officer at Covetrus. In this role, Michelle Bonfilio will oversee the human resources and communications organizations and help shape the culture of the company.

Satellite IM casts fully decentralized Web3 communications platform

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Satellite IM, a decentralized peer-to-peer communications platform at the forefront of data privacy, announced the launch of their communications platform that will allow users to chat directly in a secure, serverless and feature rich environment. The application is a first-of-its-kind, Web3 native social application that gives users full and exclusive ownership of their data.

Afiniti and LivePerson to help brands improve customer engagement

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Afiniti, the world's leading provider of AI that pairs customers with contact center agents, and LivePerson (Nasdaq: LPSN), a customer engagement firm, announced the native integration of Afiniti’s AI pairing technology with LivePerson’s Conversational Cloud®. This strategic partnership will help clients have better conversations with brands on their preferred digital channels by connecting them to contact center agents on the basis of best fit.

Eaton casts portfolio of battery pack vent valves for electrified vehicles

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Eaton announced its eMobility business has introduced a single-stage vent valve for electrified vehicle (EV) batteries. The valve acts as an overpressure relief for the vehicle’s battery pack. A battery pack thermal runaway situation can occur when individual cells inside the unit fail due to physical impact or short circuit. Eaton’s single-stage battery vent valve can be precisely and flexibly designed to meet specific opening pressures and optimize venting.

Kinara and NXP team up to provide customers with scalable AI solutions

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Kinara, the developers of AI processors for edge computing applications, announced its collaboration with NXP Semiconductors, the secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications. Through this collaboration, clients of NXP Semiconductors’ AI-enabled product portfolio will have the option to further scale their AI acceleration needs by utilizing the Kinara Ara-1 Edge AI processor for high performance inferencing with deep learning models​.

Alvaria widens customer cloud choice by deploying Alvaria Cloud in GCP

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Alvaria, Inc. announced the deployment of Alvaria Cloud™ in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Adding GCP to their offerings of AWS and Azure expands the public cloud options Alvaria provides to support customer experience (CX) and employee engagement (EX) strategies. Providing multiple public cloud selections is a part of the commitment Alvaria has made to provide choice for clients in order to meet their business objectives with the proper services.

Forescout and First Health Advisory to help firms mitigate cyber risks

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Forescout Technologies, the automated cybersecurity firm, announced a new healthcare cybersecurity partnership with First Health Advisory, a healthcare IT risk management firm. The partnership creates an innovative approach to connected asset risk management by automating the technical data collection, mitigation and risk reduction measures for a healthcare organization’s entire network that encompasses IT, IoT, OT, and IoMT assets.