BAI, a nonprofit independent organization that delivers the most actionable insights in financial services, has named ten organizational winners and one honorable mention for the 2022 BAI Global Innovation Awards. Ten individuals were also named BAI Rising Stars. The awards are the industry’s leading program celebrating achievements in innovation, such as pursuing bold solutions for improving customer experience; implementing advanced technologies; and improving the lives of employees, customers, and communities.
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Information Services Group (ISG), a global tech research and advisory firm, announced the finalists for the 2023 ISG Paragon Awards™ ANZ, which recognize innovative approaches that help enterprises leverage technology to make a lasting impact on their businesses. A total of 57 nominations were submitted for the annual ANZ program. Winners in each category will be selected by a panel of industry experts and announced at a gala awards dinner on March 2, 2023, at the Fullerton Hotel Sydney.
Dole plc announced that The American-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) recognized their pineapple operations in Costa Rica, with the Social Responsibility in Action Award in the Employees Category for their project "Information and Wellbeing Centers." AmCham distinguished this project as the overall Grand Winner among over 40 submittals in the chamber’s Corporate Social Responsibility event. This year marks the 26th anniversary of the award and the first year when a Grand Winner was selected among all proposals.
FINEOS Corporation has won the prestigious Digital Technology Project of the Year award from Technology Ireland. The award recognizes the firm that has delivered outstanding value to an end client through the innovative deployment and use of digital technology. FINEOS Corporation was selected for the enterprise transformation project that implemented the SaaS FINEOS AdminSuite group and voluntary insurance core system to enable the migration and digital transformation of New York Life Group Benefit Solutions (NYL GBS).
Philip Morris International Inc. announced related senior management changes to further growth as a multicategory leader and advance its move toward a smoke-free future. By the end of January 2023, PMI will rearrange its operations in four regions, down from the current six
Rimkus, a provider of engineering and technical consulting services, announced strategic updates to the company’s senior leadership team. After more than 25 years at Rimkus, Robert “Bob” Kocher has retired as President and Chief Executive Officer and assumed a new role as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors. Succeeding Kocher as President and Chief Executive Officer is Jonathan E. Higgins, who previously served as Chief Operating Officer.
In the lead-up to its 10th anniversary in New Zealand, family-owned equipment hire firm, Kennards Hire, announced the acquisition of Smiths Hire, a successful hire business in Kaiapoi. Expanding into the Waimakariri district, one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand, the new 7,000 square meter site makes it the largest Kennards Hire branch on the South Island. The new branch will combine Pump & Power, Traffic and general hire equipment, creating a distribution centre-style branch to service the local Belfast region and beyond.
Cutter Associates, a provider of research and consultancy services for asset managers, asset owners, and other investment companies around the globe has appointed Cindy Castellano, CFA as CEO effective April 1, 2023. Castellano will replace current CEO, John Clark. John Clark, who has been CEO of Cutter since April 2019, has been with Cutter Associates since its inception in 1999. He will remain involved with Cutter helping to grow Cutter’s research membership and consultancy business in the European and US markets.