Friday, March 24, 2023

Campbell Lutyens and J.P. Morgan to partner in secondary advisory trade

Campbell Lutyens and J.P. Morgan announced a strategic collaboration to jointly offer their advisory services on single-asset and concentrated multi-asset continuation fund secondary transactions. The offering will enable clients to benefit from Campbell Lutyens’ and J.P. Morgan’s market leading secondary and Investment banking advisory practices, respectively.

GBG solution launches in Australia to help customers meet AML regulations

GBG, the global experts in digital identity, helping businesses prevent fraud and meet complex compliance requirements, has launched its compliance offering, GBG Compliance Platform, in Australia. Bringing fraud prevention and AML into a single platform, GBG’s solution has everything businesses need to meet AML regulations, minimise fraud and fight financial crime.

Avaya Experience Platform launches in Australia and New Zealand market

Avaya, a provider of solutions to simplify communications and collaboration, has launched the Avaya Experience Platform (AXP) in Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) to deliver flexible and productive hybrid work for employees and create seamless experiences for customers. AXP is an AI-powered, contact centre-as-a-service (CCaaS) collaboration platform and a key component of the Avaya Experience Platform, which offers comprehensive workstream collaboration and unified communications technologies. AXP enables SMEs and mid-market organisations to boost staff productivity regardless of physical location, addressing the more than three quarters of Australian workers indicating a preference for hybrid work.

How ad fraudsters are sucking the life and dollars from Australia’s digital ads

In times of economic uncertainty, every marketing dollar counts. As Australia (and the rest of the world for that matter) “flirts” with a recession, marketers have their hands full with hamstrung budgets and ever-increasing pressure to do more with less. The last thing any marketer needs is a worldwide group of fraudsters covertly siphoning away their hard-earned budgets which in essence makes the budget process even harder to justify for the next year.

Autochek appoints Robert Granados to its board of Directors to fuel growth

Autochek, the automotive technology company making car ownership more accessible and affordable across Africa, has appointed US automotive industry leader and veteran, Robert Granados to its board of directors to further support its ongoing growth and expansion. Robert has over two decades of experience in leading and growing technology companies focused on providing solutions for the automotive industry value chain. He is currently CEO of CloudOne, a marketing company that helps auto dealers find and engage customers.

New era-new error: OpenAI’s GPT-4 used as bait to launch phishing scams

Scammers continue to find novel ways to steal cryptocurrency and this time they’re riding on OpenAI’s GPT-4 launch. Tenable Research has found that a day after the eagerly anticipated launch of OpenAI’s Generative Pre-trained Transformer Version 4 (GPT-4), on 15 March, scammers began sending phishing emails and tweeting phishing links to crypto enthusiasts about an OpenAI crypto token. The only problem is - an OpenAI crypto token does not exist.

Marqeta announces partnership with Stables to power its new prepaid card

Marqeta, the modern card issuing platform, has partnered with Stables (formerly Tiiik) to power its new Mastercard prepaid card. Based in Sydney, Stables is a digital wallet that allows users to spend, send and earn stablecoins, all on one balance. With Marqeta’s dynamic spend controls and Just-in-Time funding capabilities, Stables’ clients will be able to convert stablecoins into fiat and spend wherever Mastercard cards are accepted and in-store globally.

News Corp Australia and InfoSum partner to deliver data collaboration

News Corp Australia has become the first Australian publisher to collaborate with InfoSum to expand its first-party data collaboration capabilities. Using InfoSum’s innovative decentralised data collaboration platform and secure bunker technology, advertisers can now match their first party data against News Corp Australia’s significant addressable digital audience.

Laxman Narasimhan assumes role of Chief Executive Officer at Starbucks

Starbucks announced that Laxman Narasimhan has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and will join the company’s board of directors. Narasimhan was named incoming CEO on September 1, 2022, succeeding company founder and now former CEO, Howard Schultz. Following the global search for the new leader of Starbucks, Narasimhan joined the company as incoming CEO on October 1, 2022, bringing nearly 30 years of experience leading global consumer goods businesses and advising retail, grocery, restaurant and e-commerce firms.

RevBits PAM wins gold in the 2023 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

RevBits has been recognized as a winner in the Privileged Access Management category for its PAM solution by the 2023 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards®. The review process judges the world's top providers by their size, performance, technology, products, and leadership. RevBits Privileged Access Management is an advanced access management solution that offers seven modules and extensive session logging that captures keystrokes and video. RevBits PAM has two U.S. patents: a methodology for browser-based zero-knowledge encryption and authentication authority that extends to various hardware security solutions.