Friday, December 2, 2022

NielsenIQ appoints Michael Burwell as its new Chief Financial Officer

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NielsenIQ, the global consumer intelligence company, announced that Michael (Mike) Burwell will join the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 3, 2023. Burwell brings a wealth of experience in capital markets and global financial leadership to the role. With NielsenIQ’s acquisition by Advent International long complete, and its transformation is well underway, Chandler Bigelow will leave NielsenIQ after a transition period on January 31, 2023. Burwell has led multiple finance organizations and worked with capital markets on behalf of publicly traded companies. Most recently, he served as the CFO of privately held Datavant, a health analytics company that is working to connect the world’s health data.

Apple’s App Store Awards celebrate the best apps and games of 2022

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Apple announced the winners of the 2022 App Store Awards, spotlighting 16 apps and games that inspired users to engage more deeply, expand their imaginations, and stay connected to friends and loved ones. This year’s winners represent a diverse community of developers from around the world whose apps and games were selected by Apple’s global App Store editorial team for delivering exceptional experiences and making a profound cultural impact.

Detroit Free Press names Lineage Logistics a top workplace in Michigan

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Lineage Logistics, LLC, the temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions firm, has been recognized by the Detroit Free Press as one of Michigan’s Top Workplaces in 2022, ranking 26 in the Midsize Workplaces category. The Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces annual awards program recognizes Michigan-based companies for their people-first work cultures.

Sponsorship is the key to advancing women of color in the workplace

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Women of color face unique challenges, with their careers often hinging on those who are lacking in diversity training. The feedback often doesn’t feel genuine because it is not accompanied by advice, resources, or training to close performance gaps. Instead, it is used as a stall tactic or a deflection, enveloped by institutionalized racism or unconscious bias.

Velodyne Lidar announces multi-year deal with GreenValley International

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Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced an agreement to provide its lidar sensors to GreenValley International for handheld, mobile and UAV 3D mapping solutions, including in GPS-denied environments. Velodyne is already shipping sensors to GreenValley as part of this agreement. GreenValley International uses Velodyne’s innovative Puck lidar sensors to provide perception and navigation capabilities that enable their systems to utilize SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) in their mobile mapping solutions. The ability to scan without GPS by using lidar allows foresters, archaeologists, civil engineers and surveyors to build robust datasets without preparations ahead of time or complex post-processing software.

Sabre launches partnership with global non-profit Girls Who Code

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Sabre Corporation, a software and tech provider powering the travel industry, announced a partnership with Girls Who Code (GWC), an international non-profit dedicated to closing the gender gap in tech and changing the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Sabre's sponsorship will help empower a generation of change-makers by supporting Girls Who Code after school clubs for 3rd to 12th graders, which seek to educate, engage and connect girls with technology in their communities. At the collegiate-level, the GWC alumni program helps women develop skills, build confidence, and connect with women in tech.  

Veritonic announces the second annual Audio Intelligence Summit

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Veritonic, the comprehensive audio research and analytics platform, announced the second annual Audio Intelligence Summit. The summit will gather industry-leading brands, agencies, and publishers to dive deep into the data and analytics that are driving successful podcasting strategies. The event will take place at Second Floor in New York on February 15, 2023.

Pax8 announces inaugural annual global partner event Beyond 2023

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Pax8, the global cloud commerce marketplace, announced its first annual partner conference, Beyond 2023. Based on the theme, “One Community, Infinite Innovation,” the inaugural event will be held on June 11-13, 2023, at the Gaylord Rockies Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Over 1000 IT service providers, vendors, and media are expected to attend worldwide.

Rare Element Resources gets $4.4m grant from Wyoming Energy Authority

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Rare Element Resources Ltd. (RER) announced that it has been awarded a $4.4m grant from the Wyoming Energy Authority (WEA) to be utilized for the advancement of the Company’s rare earth element processing and separation demonstration plant project in Wyoming. The grant is a cost reimbursement award for future expenditures related to the project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through a previously announced financial award. The total project cost is aout $44m, with $21.9m provided through the DOE.

Centivax raises $10m seed funding to develop universal vaccine technology

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Centivax, a broad-spectrum vaccine platform technology company, announced $10m in seed financing in a syndicate co-led by NFX and the Global Health Investment Corporation (GHIC). The funding will be used to initiate manufacturing of its broad-spectrum vaccine program in influenza for first-in-human clinical trials, and continue development of its vaccine platform tech in other critical areas of unmet global health need, including COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS.