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Majesco Kicks Off the New Year with its Strategic Partner Summit: 200+ Attendees from 12 Partners

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 2:00pm

The event was held over two days and included sessions from various members of Majescos senior leadership and product management teams.

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  • The event was held over two days and included sessions from various members of Majescos senior leadership and product management teams.
  • In its inaugural year, Majesco hosted over 200 attendees from 12 strategic partners including CapGemini, Deloitte, IBM, KPMG, Microsoft and PwC.
  • One of our four strategic focus areas in our 2019 Strategy was to build a Partner Program.
  • Our ability to scale and grow the business is critical and expanding our strategic partner relationships plays a major role, stated Adam Elster.

LeanIX CEO André Christ Calls for a Shift Towards Continuous Transformation

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 1:00pm

LeanIX CEO and co-founder, Andr Christ, claims the need to rethink the fundamentals of how we approach project planning in the future.

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  • LeanIX CEO and co-founder, Andr Christ, claims the need to rethink the fundamentals of how we approach project planning in the future.
  • Christs main vision for 2021 IT trends is the shift away from one-off digital transformation initiatives and the move toward architecting for continuous change.
  • For companies to remain competitive, their goal should be continuous transformation, said Christ.
  • More than 40 certified partners such as Deloitte, Cognizant and PwC rely on the dynamically-growing IT company co-founded in 2012 by LeanIX CEO Andr Christ.

M&A valuations boom in the second half of 2020, despite COVID-19 impacts on the economy, according to PwC

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 12:01am

In spite of the uncertainty created by COVID-19, the second half of 2020 saw a surge in M&A activity.

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  • In spite of the uncertainty created by COVID-19, the second half of 2020 saw a surge in M&A activity.
  • The higher deal values in the second half of 2020 were partly due to an increase in megadeals ($5 billion+).
  • Overall, 56 megadeals were announced in the second half of 2020, compared to 27 in the first half of the year.
  • PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity.

VEON appoints Leonid Boguslavsky as director

Friday, January 15, 2021 - 7:00am

AMSTERDAM, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, announces the appointment of Leonid Boguslavsky to the Group's Board of Directors.

Key Points: 
  • AMSTERDAM, Jan. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, announces the appointment of Leonid Boguslavsky to the Group's Board of Directors.
  • Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Mr. Boguslavsky was a managing partner of PwC Management Consulting Services.
  • Commenting on the appointment, Gennady Gazin, Chairman of the VEON Board, said: "I would like to welcome Leonid to the Board of Directors.
  • Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which VEON cannot predict with accuracy and some of which VEON might not even anticipate.

Enterprise Risk Management Services Evolve From Compliance to Resilience

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- New research from ALM Intelligence finds the market for enterprise risk management (ERM) services evolving from a compliance-focused discipline to a management solution for strengthening organizational resilience.

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  • NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- New research from ALM Intelligence finds the market for enterprise risk management (ERM) services evolving from a compliance-focused discipline to a management solution for strengthening organizational resilience.
  • The research also provides insights into the competitive dynamics and service delivery trends, driving convergence across insurance, legal, management consulting, and technology services markets.
  • "The business case for enterprise risk management has never been stronger," says Liz DeVito, Associate Director and ALM Intelligence Pacesetter Research Analyst.
  • Within this cohort, five ALM Pacesetters in Enterprise Risk Management were identified: Deloitte, EY, Marsh, Minter Ellison, and PwC.

14th Asian Financial Forum held online next week

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 9:00am

HONG KONG, Jan 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) will be held as an online event on 18 and 19 January (Monday and Tuesday).

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  • HONG KONG, Jan 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The 14th Asian Financial Forum (AFF) will be held as an online event on 18 and 19 January (Monday and Tuesday).
  • Introducing the highlights of this year's Asian Financial Forum at today's press conference are: Duncan Chiu, Executive Director, Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association; Patrick Lau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director; Mary Huen, Chairperson, 2021 Asian Financial Forum Steering Committee and Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong, Standard Chartered; and Wilson Chow, Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry Leader, PwC [L-R]
    Under the theme "Reshaping the World Economic Landscape", the 14th Asian Financial Forum will be held on 18 and 19 January 2021 (Monday and Tuesday) on a virtual platform.
  • The picture shows one of the sessions at the 13th Asian Financial Forum.
  • The online forum will cover more than 50 sessions from 8:30am to 10pm, Hong Kong time, allowing people from different time zones to participate."

Mount Logan Capital Inc. Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 10:01pm

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  • THIS NEWS RELEASE IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO U.S. NEWSWIRE SERVICES FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES
    TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mount Logan Capital Inc. (NEO: MLC) (Mount Logan, or the Company) announces that Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary Edward (Ted) Gilpin has communicated his plans to retire and that Jason T. Roos will succeed him as the Companys Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary effective as of March 1, 2021.
  • Mr. Gilpin will remain Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary through March 1, 2021 to ensure a smooth transition, following which Mr. Roos will formally assume these positions.
  • Prior to that, from 2002 to 2011, Mr. Roos provided audit and advisory services to financial institutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
  • About Mount Logan Capital Inc.
    Mount Logan Capital Inc. is an alternative asset management company that is focused on public and private debt securities in the North American market.

Portman Ridge Finance Corporation Names Jason T. Roos As Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 9:05pm

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Portman Ridge Finance Corporation (Nasdaq: PTMN) (the Company or Portman Ridge), a business development company, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer, Edward (Ted) Gilpin, has communicated his plans to retire and that Jason T. Roos will succeed him as the Companys CFO, effective March 1, 2021.

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  • NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Portman Ridge Finance Corporation (Nasdaq: PTMN) (the Company or Portman Ridge), a business development company, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer, Edward (Ted) Gilpin, has communicated his plans to retire and that Jason T. Roos will succeed him as the Companys CFO, effective March 1, 2021.
  • Ted became CFO in 2012 when Portman Ridge was internally managed as KCAP Financial, Inc. and has been invaluable in the development and execution of our business strategies, said Ted Goldthorpe, Chief Executive Officer of Portman Ridge.
  • Prior to that, from 2002 to 2011, Mr. Roos provided audit and advisory services to financial institutions at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
  • Portman Ridge Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: PTMN) is a publicly traded, externally managed investment company that has elected to be regulated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Tugboat Logic Earns Widely Recognized ISO 27001 Certification

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 1:02pm

BURLINGAME, Calif., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tugboat Logic, the leading security assurance company, today announced that it has obtained ISO 27001 certification.

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  • BURLINGAME, Calif., Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tugboat Logic, the leading security assurance company, today announced that it has obtained ISO 27001 certification.
  • The company is the first and only security assurance vendor to meet the stringent requirements for both SOC-2 Type 2 and ISO 27001 certifications.
  • Because Tugboat Logic used its own product and had PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) audit the process, this certification also proves that the company's solutions can be used to help other organizations obtain ISO 27001 certification.
  • Achieving ISO 27001 certification builds on Tugboat Logic's track record of providing customers with the following benefits:
    In addition, this certification proves auditor partners can rely on Tugboat Logic as a trusted technology partner to consistently perform the highest-quality audit readiness for joint enterprise clients.

Cyble Appoints Cyber Security Veteran Richard Sands to Expand in North America

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 12:00pm

Brands, will be joining Cyble as the General Manager for the North America region.

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  • Brands, will be joining Cyble as the General Manager for the North America region.
  • Richard brings 20+ years of rich global experience in managing cybersecurity risks within industry and as a trusted advisor to leading organizations.Prior to joining Cyble, Richard spent 5 years at Yum!
  • Brands as its Director Global IT Security, 3 years at BHP as Global Cyber Security Strategy Lead, and over a decade at PricewaterhouseCoopers as Director, Information Security Services.
  • Beenu Arora, Founder and CEO at Cyble said, "As we move forward to make Cyble 'Future Ready', I am delighted to welcome Richard to the team.