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Modernized Solutions Make Renewable Energy a Dependable Alternative

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- There is strong demand for new alternative, renewable and green energy.

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  • NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- There is strong demand for new alternative, renewable and green energy.
  • In recent years, novel technologies have allowed for more affordable energy storage from alternative energy sources.
  • The OPTEC Solar Generator is powered exclusively by pure solar energy and does not require any alternative fuels.
  • "California is the nation's leader in deploying clean, renewable energy, a trend that is accelerating rapidly," commented Gaylon Morris, Chief Executive Officer of Sunworks.

Modernized Solutions Make Renewable Energy a Dependable Alternative

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- There is strong demand for new alternative, renewable and green energy. In recent years, novel technologies have allowed for more affordable energy storage from alternative energy sources. However, it was the solar sector in particular that went through a surge of implementation, both for residential and commercial purposes. And, according to a research report by Mordor Intelligence LLP, the global solar energy installed capacity is registered to be 728 GW and is estimated to grow to 1645 gigawatts (GW) in 2026, while growing at a CAGR of 13.78% from 2021 to 2026. OPTEC International, Inc. (OTC: OPTI), ReneSola Ltd (NYSE: SOL), SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR), Sunworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ)

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- There is strong demand for new alternative, renewable and green energy.
  • In recent years, novel technologies have allowed for more affordable energy storage from alternative energy sources.
  • The OPTEC Solar Generator is powered exclusively by pure solar energy and does not require any alternative fuels.
  • "California is the nation's leader in deploying clean, renewable energy, a trend that is accelerating rapidly," commented Gaylon Morris, Chief Executive Officer of Sunworks.

Data engineering veteran Naggi Asmar joins Matillion as Chief Engineering Officer

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:24pm

DENVER and MANCHESTER, England, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Matillion, the leading enterprise cloud data integration platform, today announced Naggi Asmar as its first Chief Engineering Officer. In this role, Naggi will lead and scale Matillion's engineering team as the company enters its next phase of growth. 

Key Points: 
  • DENVER and MANCHESTER, England, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Matillion , the leading enterprise cloud data integration platform, today announced Naggi Asmar as its first Chief Engineering Officer.
  • In this role, Naggi will lead and scale Matillion's engineering team as the company enters its next phase of growth.
  • Asmar is a Silicon Valley engineering leader with more than 25 years of experience leading development organizations across companies of all sizes.
  • Matillion makes the world's data useful with an easy-to-use, cloud-native data integration and transformation platform.

Data engineering veteran Naggi Asmar joins Matillion as Chief Engineering Officer

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:00pm

DENVER and MANCHESTER, England, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Matillion , the leading enterprise cloud data integration platform, today announced Naggi Asmar as its first Chief Engineering Officer.

Key Points: 
  • DENVER and MANCHESTER, England, Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Matillion , the leading enterprise cloud data integration platform, today announced Naggi Asmar as its first Chief Engineering Officer.
  • In this role, Naggi will lead and scale Matillion's engineering team as the company enters its next phase of growth.
  • Asmar is a Silicon Valley engineering leader with more than 25 years of experience leading development organizations across companies of all sizes.
  • Matillion makes the world's data useful with an easy-to-use, cloud-native data integration and transformation platform.

Unnatural Products Announces Research Discovery Collaboration with BridgeBio Pharma to Target Rare Diseases with Potential Oncology Applications

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

By leveraging UNPs technology, which takes macrocyclic tool compounds and turns them into drugs, UNP and BridgeBio will generate drug-like macrocycles with the hopes of creating the capabilities to hit intracellular targets associated with rare fibrotic diseases and potential oncology applications.

Key Points: 
  • By leveraging UNPs technology, which takes macrocyclic tool compounds and turns them into drugs, UNP and BridgeBio will generate drug-like macrocycles with the hopes of creating the capabilities to hit intracellular targets associated with rare fibrotic diseases and potential oncology applications.
  • The companys AI-enhanced technology platform enables new drugs by engineering passively permeable, macrocyclic peptides that access traditionally undruggable targets.
  • UNP and BridgeBio are working to turn initial chemical series from exciting academic tool compounds into promising therapeutics.
  • We are pleased to be partnering with Unnatural Products to try and address diseases that have thus far have been challenging to treat.

Kevala Builds Out Advisory and Professional Services Department as Grid Resiliency Projects Accelerate around the Globe

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:30pm

With a strong pipeline of grid resiliency projects underway across the United States and worldwide, the company's extensive growth and momentum reflect increasing demand for actionable energy data to support electrification.

Key Points: 
  • With a strong pipeline of grid resiliency projects underway across the United States and worldwide, the company's extensive growth and momentum reflect increasing demand for actionable energy data to support electrification.
  • "I'm thrilled to join Kevala on their mission to accelerate smart investments in our grid at a time when the clean energy market is experiencing exponential growth," said Karin Corfee, Kevala's new Vice President of Advisory and Professional Services.
  • Within the company's Advisory and Professional Services team, new hires include:
    Karin Corfee Vice President of Advisory and Professional Services:Karin Corfee's areas of expertise include strategic planning, sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and distributed energy resources (DERs).
  • Prior to joining Kevala, Dr. Giraldez worked for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where she led Distributed Energy Resources (DER) grid integration related projects.

Dr. Jennifer Sample Named Accenture Federal Services’ Applied Intelligence Growth and Strategy Lead

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 4:59pm

Accenture Federal Services , (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has named Dr. Jennifer Sample as its Applied Intelligence Growth and Strategy Lead.

Key Points: 
  • Accenture Federal Services , (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has named Dr. Jennifer Sample as its Applied Intelligence Growth and Strategy Lead.
  • Sample joined AFS Applied Intelligence team earlier this year as the AIX Business leader for Applied and Basic Research.
  • Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

Arturo Hires New General Counsel

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 3:00pm

Arturo , an AI-powered platform that derives property insights and predictive analytics from aerial and satellite imagery, has tapped attorney Tracy Shiflet, as its new general counsel.

Key Points: 
  • Arturo , an AI-powered platform that derives property insights and predictive analytics from aerial and satellite imagery, has tapped attorney Tracy Shiflet, as its new general counsel.
  • Shiflet joins Arturo with almost three decades of legal experience and will be responsible for establishing Arturos legal function and compliance to support the companys market acceleration.
  • The Arturo team is looking forward to having Tracy as a trusted advisor and results-focused partner, who will help drive our legal, compliance and quality management.
  • Having worked in-house with numerous startups and technology companies, in the roles of vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer, Shiflet is experienced at establishing the legal and compliance foundation needed to support evolving businesses.

White Oak Real Estate Capital Closes Its First Loan Investment

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 1:30pm

White Oak Real Estate Capital (WOREC) announced today that it has provided a $28.45 million senior secured loan to 1784 Capital Holdings for the development of a Class-A self-storage facility in the city of Goleta, California.

Key Points: 
  • White Oak Real Estate Capital (WOREC) announced today that it has provided a $28.45 million senior secured loan to 1784 Capital Holdings for the development of a Class-A self-storage facility in the city of Goleta, California.
  • The deal marks the business first loan since WOREC launched as an affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors in July 2021.
  • Eric Tanjeloff and his talented team at White Oak Real Estate Capital are committed to efficiently utilizing their deep lending capabilities and national scope to provide competitive financing options and certainty of execution.
  • About White Oak Real Estate Capital, LLC
    White Oak Real Estate Capital, LLC (WOREC), an affiliate of White Oak Global Advisors, LLC is a lender to the commercial real estate industry specializing in originating bespoke financing solutions secured by transitional assets.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Director of Circular Economy Featured on Impact Podcast with John Shegerian

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 4:55pm

Brendan Edgerton, the Director of Circular Economy at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development ( WBCSD ) is a featured guest this week on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian .

Key Points: 
  • Brendan Edgerton, the Director of Circular Economy at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development ( WBCSD ) is a featured guest this week on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian .
  • He also discussed a number of WBCSDs initiatives and the importance of the circular economy in general.
  • Among other accomplishments Edgerton co-developed and oversees Factor10, WBCSDs flagship circular economy project, convening more than 35 companies from over 15 industries.
  • It was a real pleasure to chat with John Shegerian on the Impact Podcast, said Edgerton.