The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-09-18T05:58:48Z How insights give small businesses big growth 2019-09-18T05:58:48Z how-insights-give-small-businesses-big-growth 18 September 2019:  Digivizer, Australia’s leading analytics technology and activations company, is running two masterclass events in Sydney as part of this October’s NSW Small Business Month. In partnership with Microsoft Reactor, Google, and a number of Australian CEOs and industry disruptors, Digivizer’s CEO and co-founder Emma Lo Russo will facilitate both events. “Our focus will be on what every business owner craves  - practical insights and real-world, actionable plans that they can use to grow businesses faster, improve digital marketing ROI, and build the foundations for success,” says Emma Lo Russo. “Across Australia, recent Australian Bureau of Statistics data show medium businesses (those employing between 20 and 99 employees) contributed between 15% and 20% of the overall growth across all industry sectors and business sizes. We are passionate about giving them, and businesses of all sizes, the best tools and insights.  “Digivizer works with global multinationals such as Google, LinkedIn, Barilla, Optus and Lenovo, early-growth and medium-size businesses including real estate software company Rockend, and startups such as SuperFastDiet and Oh Crap!. One thing unites them all: they use digital marketing to generate better results, create exciting customer experiences, accelerate growth, and improve their ROI. “These sessions will offer the audiences experts’ insights into how to grow their businesses. We will share the latest trends in digital marketing,  show owners how easy it is to continually measure, test and improve their marketing, and give them new tools and insights they can use in their own businesses.” Joining Digivizer will be some of the best business thinkers in Australia - including from Google, digital growth-hacker and disruptor Gavin Heaton, Carole-Anne Priest, lawyer & CEO of business insurer Imalia, Vanessa Giannos, CEO and founder of The HR Experts International, and Leanne Berry, Director of Love Your Numbers. Event details & registration 5 Easy Steps to Accelerate Your Business Growth through Digital Marketing Thursday 24 October, 9am-12pm Microsoft Reactor, Sydney Register at Eventbrite Delegates will learn how to set up a digital sales funnel, understand the role of each element in digital sales kits, learn how websites, social media, search and nurture programs integrate, and how to measure digital ROI. Unlocking the Big Success Secrets for Small Businesses  Wednesday 30 October, 9am-12pm, Microsoft Reactor, Sydney Register at Eventbrite Delegates will learn to deploy and deliver better results around branding & marketing, people and culture, financials, managing risk, and hacking for growth. Digivizer’s real-time analytics platform will be part of both events. Delegates who attend the event and open a new Digivizer account will receive double the fee-free period, from 30 days to 60 days, with the past 30 days of data also included. Delegates will also go into a draw to win a Google Home.  Media assets Digivizer CEO and co-founder Emma Lo Russo will facilitate two masterclass workshops as part of the NSW Small Business Month, October 2019. ENDS About Digivizer Digivizer, founded in 2010, is Australia’s leading digital marketing analytics company.  Digivizer helps businesses measure the performance of their digital and social marketing investment across owned, earned and paid media. Businesses can then use these insights to make better business decisions and improve their marketing ROI.  Digivizer delivers its digital analytics platform as Software as a Service (SaaS), also supported by optional content, creative and media services. Digivizer plans start at US$89 per month, with all plans offering the past 30 days of data immediately, and the first 30 days free (with delegates getting double the number of days of data fee-free). Digivizer is an ad partner, development partner and technology partner to the major social and search platforms including Facebook (incorporating Instagram), Twitter, LinkedIn, Google (incorporating YouTube and Display), and Shopify. Contacts Digivizer is at: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Digivizer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Digivizer LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/company/digivizer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Digivizer Web: www.digivizer.com For more information:  Alan Smith, Head of Strategic Business Communications, Digivizer.  Phone: +61 404 432 700. Email: alan.smith@digivizer.com. Twitter: @alansmithoz   Blue introduces Yeti X: Professional USB Microphone with Blue VO!CE Software for Creators and Streamers 2019-09-18T01:39:59Z blue-introduces-yeti-x-professional-usb-microphone-with-blue-vo-ce-software-for-creators-and-streamers  Click here for more hi-res images.Sydney, Australia – September 17, 2019 – Blue, a 20-year leading innovator in audio technology and design, today announced the new Yeti X USB microphone for gaming, streaming and podcasting. Yeti X features new Blue VO!CE technology, which enables content creators to dial up professional vocal effects and custom presets at the push of a button. A four capsule condenser microphone array delivers exceptional focus and clarity, high-res LED metering provides visual, real-time feedback for vocal levels, and a multi-function smart knob provides instant control over essential mic functions. Combining legendary Blue audio quality with innovative new features, Yeti X is the ultimate tool for creators who want to deliver professional content and build their audience. “We’re excited to introduce Yeti X with Blue VO!CE technology and continue the evolution of our renowned lineup of USB mics,” said John Maier, president and CEO, Blue Microphones. “We created Yeti X based on feedback from content creators all over the world, who need fast and easy-to-use tools that help them sound their very best. Yeti X with Blue VO!CE gives creators the ability to quickly and easily customise their sound using high quality effects and presets. Additionally, new features like high-res LED metering and a multi-function smart knob make it easier than ever to deliver professional results for gaming, streaming and podcasting.”Yeti X is plug ‘n play on Mac and PC and includes advanced Blue VO!CE audio software, a suite of broadcast vocal tools and effects that makes it easier than ever to achieve professional on-stream sound quality. Creators can quickly access and select a variety of professionally-tuned presets for broadcast, radio voice, male and female voices, and effects such as crisp and modern, warm and vintage and more. In addition, Blue VO!CE gives creators access to professional effects including noise reduction, expander, gate, de-esser, EQ, compression and limiter.Yeti X was custom tuned to deliver superior, broadcast-quality sound for professional-level gaming, Twitch™ and Mixer streaming, podcasting and YouTube productions. A four-capsule condenser array provides clearer, more focused audio for Yeti X’s four pickup patterns. Cardioid mode captures sound sources that are directly in front of the microphone, omni mode picks up sound equally from all around the mic, bidirectional mode records from both the front and the rear of the microphone, and stereo mode uses both the left and right channels for capturing for capturing immersive audio experiences.Yeti X features an 11-segment LED meter that goes from green to red, so streamers can check and adjust their vocal levels at a glance and easily maintain professional sound quality while live on camera. An illuminated multi-function smart knob provides precise control over mic gain, mute and headphone volume. The smart knob also controls the blend of microphone signal and computer sound, so creators can quickly adjust the amount of computer audio versus microphone audio that is heard in the headphones. Blue VO!CE is accessible exclusively through Logitech’s free, easy-to-use G HUB platform, enabling content creators to manage mic gain, headphone volume, monitoring preferences, and pickup pattern selections right from their desktop. Streamers can also match the color and design of their desks by personalising the color of Yeti X’s LED lights. Yeti X is also compatible with the Blue Sherpa companion app, which features quick and direct control options from your desktop to help you get the most from your mic. Streamers can pair Yeti X with Blue’s professional broadcast accessories to transform their desktops into broadcast studios, including Compass premium broadcast boom arm and Radius III shockmount. Please get in touch or log in to our PR Galleria platform to request a sample for review.Product SummaryProduct Name: Yeti XAvailability: October 2019RRP: $299.95 inc GSTProduct link: bluedesigns.com/yetixHigh Resolution Images: hereYeti X is available at Blue dealers nationally.About Blue Microphones Blue continues a 20-year legacy of innovative, cutting-edge design and performance across critically acclaimed microphones and the Emmy Award-winning headphone line. Blue offers a range of recording tools for almost any application in both professional and consumer markets. From Blue’s flagship studio Bottle microphone, to a premium headphone line, to the world’s #1 USB microphones, Blue has tools that inspire creativity. Blue Microphones is part of the Logitech International portfolio of brands. Founded in 1981, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Learn more at bluedesigns.com (LOGIIR) Nintex Introduces Instant Creation of Automated Workflows 2019-09-18T00:25:03Z nintex-introduces-instant-creation-of-automated-workflows MELBOURNE — 18 September 2019 — Nintex (https://www.nintex.com), the global standard for process management and automation, today announced an industry first: Nintex Workflow Generator, which enables business users to instantly create sophisticated workflows using the cloud-based visual process mapping capability, Nintex Promapp. Nintex Workflow Generator requires no coding and is a powerful new onramp to the automation capabilities of the Nintex Process Platform. This new feature is currently available to customers and partners with subscriptions to Nintex Promapp and Nintex Workflow Cloud. “Automation delivers tremendous benefits in terms of time, cost, and accuracy of business processes,” said Nintex CEO Eric Johnson. “By empowering business users to easily drive automation, we’re helping enterprises further digitise their operations, a major competitive advantage.” Nintex Workflow Generator will be discussed in depth at Nintex ProcessFest 2019 (https://www.nintex.com/nintexprocessfest2019), a first-of-its-kind process management and automation training and educational conference being held from 30 September to 3 October at the W Hotel in Bellevue, Wash., near Nintex’s U.S. headquarters. In most enterprises, automation expertise is concentrated in the IT department, while departmental process knowledge is dispersed across line of business (LoB) functions such as sales, marketing, HR, and finance. IT often lacks a nuanced understanding of the processes that make the business run. Meanwhile, the LoB experts responsible for completing those processes — many of which are still manual and paper-based — often are not empowered to harness the full potential of automation. Nintex Workflow Generator uses natural language processing (NLP) to bridge the gap between process knowledge and automation expertise. The process expert simply uses Nintex Promapp to document a process, then clicks “Request Automation” to create a draft workflow and alert the IT department. The workflow generator also simplifies communication between business users and IT, so workflows can be fine-tuned and continuously improved. The NLP engine uses feedback loops to steadily improve the accuracy with which it aligns process descriptions to standard workflow actions. “My best clients leverage Nintex Promapp as their process design and knowledge management tool and have had tremendous success in achieving team engagement and communication of their business processes,” said Dianna Wilusz, CEO and Founder of The Pendolino Group. “Now, with the release of the new Nintex Workflow Generator, I’m excited to help our clients go to the next level of process excellence. The Workflow Generator can automatically turn any process into a workflow for automation, saving me and my customers substantial time.” “Some organisations spend weeks or months trying to manually implement complex business workflows. Now they can translate a Nintex Promapp process to a workflow with simple clicks of a button,” said Alex Viera, Nintex Solutions Architect with Pacific Business Process Automation. “It can’t get any easier. Nintex Workflow Generator is an industry game-changer.” Today more than 8,000 companies worldwide leverage the powerful and easy-to-use process mapping and automation capabilities, like workflow, RPA, responsive forms, mobile apps, of the Nintex Process Platform to manage, automate and optimise business processes to improve the way people work. To see Nintex Workflow Generator in action, visit: https://www.nintex.com/workflow-automation/process-mapping and sign up for a demo. ### About Nintex Nintex is the global standard for process management and automation. Today more than 8,000 public and private sector clients across 90 countries turn to the Nintex Platform to accelerate progress on their digital transformation journeys by quickly and easily managing, automating and optimising business processes. Learn more by visiting: http://www.nintex.com and experience how Nintex and its global partner network are shaping the future of Intelligent Process Automation (IPA). Product or service names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. ENDS Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice 2020 to feature US$500,000 Prize Pool as the First Masters Championship CS:GO Tournament of the ESL Pro Tour 2019-09-17T04:41:50Z intel-extreme-masters-katowice-2020-to-feature-us-500-000-prize-pool-as-the-first-masters-championship-cs-go-tournament-of-the-esl-pro-tour Cologne, Germany – September 10, 2019—Intel and ESL, the world’s largest esports company, will once again bring the Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) to Katowice, Poland, on February 28 through March 1, 2020. In addition to being  part of the Intel® Grand Slam, next year’s IEM Katowice at the iconic Spodek Arena represents the first CS:GO Masters Championship tournament held by ESL within the new ESL Pro Tour. IEM Katowice 2020 will feature premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) action, the IEM Expo, and exciting onsite activities. Throughout a week long of competition, 16 of the world’s top CS:GO teams will battle for their share of the US$ 500,000 prize pool, the first ever Masters Champion title, and a point toward the Intel® Grand Slam: ●       February 28 – March 1: The mainstage competition will take place inside the legendary Spodek Arena, where the six advancing teams will battle it out in playoffs, culminating in the grand finals where the winners will be crowned.   “Here in Katowice we do not only remember but also make espo rts history. This Intel® Extreme Masters will be very special in that respect,” said Michal Blicharz, Vice President of Pro Gaming at ESL. “When it first took place in 2013 it started the era of esports mega tournaments. Now, a new era starts for us with the first ever Masters Championship of the ESL Pro Tour.” IEM Katowice 2020 will be the first Masters Championship ever held within ESL Pro Tour, the highest level of competition in the world’s largest CS:GO circuit of over twenty tournaments all over the world. IEM Expo, the leading esports and gaming tradeshow, will be held at the International Congress Center (ICC). The three-day expo from February 28 through March 1 will invite IEM attendees to test and experience the industry’s top brands through immersive onsite activations, technology demonstrations, and stations for gaming, content creation, and more. “Intel Extreme Masters is an amazing event bringing together incredible emotions of both fans and players along with the most advanced technology and thrilling games. Being involved in these outstanding gaming moments is in the very DNA of Intel and we are proud to be a part of this amazing journey. Together with ESL we have elevated esports to levels previously unimagined.” - said Krzysztof Jonak, EMEA Territory Billings Accounts Director at Intel. IEM Katowice 2020 will offer more exciting esports moments by hosting the championships of additional first-class gameplay, including the Quake Pro League Stage 2 Finals. Over two days, twenty-four of the best Quake players worldwide will battle to be crowned the new Quake World Champion at IEM Expo Katowice 2020.  In 2019, ESL and Intel® welcomed 174,000 fans across two weekends, resulting in the most viewed CS:GO competition in ESL’s history with 157 million hours of content consumed by 230 million fans on multiple platforms. IEM Katowice will become the home of esports for the eighth consecutive year in 2020, representing the 78th stop of Intel® Extreme Masters. Tickets for IEM Katowice 2020 will be on sale in late October. Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks, including competing teams, onstage talent, ticketing information, and more. For more information, please visit the tournament website and follow Intel®  Extreme Masters on Twitter and Facebook. ### About ESL ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments such as ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups and matchmaking systems, defining the path from zero to hero as short as possible. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports forward on a global scale. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. https://about.eslgaming.com/ About Intel® Extreme Masters Intel® Extreme Masters is the longest running global pro gaming tour in the world. Started in 2006 by ESL and Intel, the competition features the world's best gamers in multiple esport titles. With IEM having over a decade of history, it is considered one of the most prestigious and traditional events in the world. (intelextrememasters.com) STARTCON 2019 ANNOUNCES 7 AMAZING NEW SPEAKERS 2019-09-16T23:44:57Z startcon-2019-announces-7-amazing-new-speakers STARTCON 2019 ANNOUNCES 7 AMAZING NEW SPEAKERS 1.AUSTRALIA’S YOUNGEST RICH LISTER @SWEAT CEO TOBI PEARCE 2.ERIC SUI ONLINE MARKETING GENIUS USED BY UBER, AMAZON , LYFT& SALESFORCE. CO-HOSTS PODCAST WITH NEIL PATEL 3.EBAY’S PETRA HOFFER E-COMMERCE SUPERSTAR 4.DR.JEMMA GREEN –EY FINTECH ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 5.DANIEL WEARNE from UPBANK Australia’s fastest growing and first tech-led bank. 6. The ICONIC’S DATA SCIENTIST Vivek Bharadwaj – a whiz with data. 7. CHINA EXPERT ALBERTO ANTINUCCI –HOW TO PENETRATE CHINA WITH YOUR BRAND. StartCon THE FUTURE OF WORK, Australia’s largest startup and growth conference, will feature dozens of international and local keynote speakers at the two day annual event at Sydney’s Royal Randwick racecourse on Friday and Saturday November  22 & 23 2019. Early bird tickets are available now at startcon.com Tobi Pearce is co-founder with his life partner Kayla Itsines of global fitness phenomenon @sweat. SWEAT is a fitness and health company that uses technology to connect a community of women with trainers, content and products. Eric Siu is Founder of digital marketing agency Single Grain and co-founder os SEO A/B testing software ClickFlow. Eric hosts two podcasts Marketing School with Neil Patel and Growth Everywhere. Single Grain has worked with companies such as Amazon, Uber, Lyft and Salesforce. Petra Hoffer spent almost 20 years at EBAY. She launched Ebay’s first international sites growing them to account for over 50% of Ebay’s overall revenue. She is the OBI WAN KENOBE of e-commerce! Dr. Jemma Green co-founded a blockchain powered peer to peer energy and carbon credit trading platform called Power Ledger with projects in the US, Japan, Europe, Thailand and Australia. Jemma also set up Australia’s first fossil free superannuation fund plus she recently won the EY Fintech Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Daniel Wearne is Upbank’s  Head of Design. Up is a next gen digital bank that has soared past 100,000 users in its opening 7 months. Vivek Bharadwaj is Data Scientist at The Iconic, Australia’s leading fashion e-commerce website. He leads the marketing science function, developing algorithms and intelligent automation tools around product personalisation, customer journey mapping and predictive lifetime value. Alberto Antinucci is an expert on doing business in China. Entrepreneur, digital strategist, business coach, public speaker, mentor. ABOUT STARTCON StartCon  is the largest Australian startup and growth conference, expo and entrepreneur community. Established in 2009, thousands of technology startup professionals, investors and ecosystem participants have already experienced StartCon events. StartCon features international keynotes, expert workshops, tech Expo & Startup Alley, Pitch Competition, Australasian Startup Awards, FinTech Stage, Hackathon, Networking & Parties, and many more. Freelancer Limited, which owns StartCon is listed on the ASX (ASX:FLN) also owns Freelancer.com, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users (35 MILLION)and jobs posted. This year’s conference will be held on November  22 & 23 2019 at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, with world-class international speakers in entrepreneurship and growth marketing, high quality workshops and a 160-booth expo showcasing the biggest tech names and high-growth startups in Australia.     Blue Prism and Oracle Further Extend Integrations to Fuel New Digital Workforce Capabilities 2019-09-16T22:00:00Z blue-prism-and-oracle-further-extend-integrations-to-fuel-new-digital-workforce-capabilities Sydney, AUSTRALIA – September 17, 2019—Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), a leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), and Oracle have announced enhanced integrations to deliver advanced RPA, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-learning technology for business critical enterprise applications. This integration of Blue Prism’s connected-RPA platform with Oracle’s solutions creates a Digital Workforce that can optimise workloads to accelerate the speed and accuracy of data integration, aggregation and analysis—at scale. Blue Prism is a Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Smart businesses want to deploy intelligent automation; however, legacy systems and bolt-on strategies can derail even the best-laid plans. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA provides easy access to AI, cognitive technologies and intelligent automation skills that mimic human capabilities. Further, Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce offers quick connections to cutting-edge technologies, giving organisations power of choice and a means for sustainable digital transformation. Integrating Blue Prism’s connected-RPA platform with Oracle’s leading cloud applications can help increase efficiency, while promoting strict adherence to operational processes. With security, scalability and performance prioritised, businesses powering this new workforce can leverage the following enterprise benefits: World-class Security: Blue Prism’s Veracode security level is Verified Continuous— the highest level of the Verified program. Reduced Operational Cost: Run your business in a more cost-effective way with rapid automation of manual, rules-based, back office administrative processes. Improved Accuracy: Eliminate human error and reduce costly mistakes. Increased Customer Satisfaction: Improve customer experiences, with faster, smarter outcomes. Amplified Growth and Productivity: Deliver new services quickly and affordably. Proven Competitive Advantage: Integrate innovative technologies and stay ahead of the competition with faster, more complete digital transformation. “Organisations across all industries and verticals are consistently looking for ways to increase operational agility and seamlessly execute on business processes,” says Jon Walden, CTO, Americas for Blue Prism. “Integrating Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce with Oracle’s leading cloud applications now equips our new workforce with the tools they need to focus on high-value tasks and create a smarter, more efficient and more collaborative workflow.” Blue Prism works closely with Oracle Health Sciences and Oracle Financial Services organisations to combine deep domain industry expertise with innovative automations to solve the most complex business problems facing global industries. For example, the integration of Blue Prism’s Intelligent Digital Workforce with Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench helps pharmaceutical companies streamline their data aggregation, cleaning, and delivery so study teams can make better decisions in clinical trials and bring new, innovative treatments to market faster and more safely. Similarly, its integration with Oracle Financial Services Financial Crime and Compliance Management solutions helps banks tackle critical anti-money laundering issues that help stop the funding of major crimes such as human trafficking and terrorism. “One of the biggest challenges facing our customers today is the increasing quantity and complexity of clinical trial data. Traditional clinical data management practices involve manual, repetitive data aggregation, cleaning and provisioning activities that cannot scale to meet the demands of today’s clinical trials. Our collaboration with Blue Prism facilitates automation in Data Management Workbench, providing pharmaceutical companies with real-time access to a complete and trustworthy picture of their clinical trial data, so they can make critical decisions more quickly and easily,” says Jim Streeter, VP Life Sciences Product Strategy, Oracle Health Sciences. To find out more about how this partnership can help drive intelligent automation initiatives forward click here or visit booth 1800 this week at Oracle OpenWorld. For information about BluePrism and Oracle Financial Services see previous news announcement here. About Blue Prism In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and the public sector. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation. Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,500 global customers leverage Blue Prism’s Digital Workforce deployed in the cloud or on premises as well as through the company’s Thoughtonomy SaaS offering, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM). Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn. About Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle's partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialised knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognise Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognised and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: www.oracle.com/partners. ### Media Contacts Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications Ph: +61 02 8905 0995 sue@einsteinz.com.au Trademarks. Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. © 2019 Blue Prism Limited. “Blue Prism”, “Thoughtonomy”, the “Blue Prism” logo and Prism device are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Blue Prism Limited and its affiliates. All Rights Reserved. Agility PR Solutions Brings Top-Rated User Experience to Reimagined Media Monitoring Software 2019-09-16T10:44:53Z agility-pr-solutions-brings-top-rated-user-experience-to-reimagined-media-monitoring-software OTTAWA, CANADA / ACCESSWIRE, Sept 16, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - Agility PR Solutions, a subsidiary of Innodata Inc. (NASDAQ:INOD), announced today the launch of their reimagined media monitoring software that incorporates an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, simplified but powerful search functionalities, and sleek, real-time executive reporting abilities. "We understand how hard it can be to stay on top of brand and competitor mentions, especially if your monitoring solution fills your inbox with irrelevant results," says Martin Lyster, CEO of Agility PR Solutions. "That's why we've put an intuitive user experience at the core of Agility Monitoring, putting powerful search and reporting capabilities in the hands of our clients so they can efficiently find the coverage that matters and easily pull together insightful briefings and custom reports to share their results."While media monitoring has long been a staple of Agility PR Solutions' tools and services, major upgrades have been made to their monitoring module to deliver the same intuitive user experience that earned their media database top honours this year on G2 Crowd, one of the world's leading business solutions review websites.Notable features of Agility Monitoring now include:- Intuitive Workflow: Behind the scenes workflow improvements puts all the essentials for an effective media monitoring search front-and-centre. With intuitive navigation and a streamlined process, you can focus on your monitoring results and waste no time getting set up.- Powerful Search: The power of a trained media analyst right at your fingertips. The upgraded search feature allows users to conduct an advanced-level search without in-depth knowledge of Boolean logic and uses artificial intelligence technology to provide suggestions for search phrases or keywords to produce highly relevant search results.- Sleek and Simple Sharing: Easily share your monitoring results using curated or automatic briefings, or dive deeper with executive reports that can be put together in a snap from a library of beautiful charts, using real-time data. Quickly download individual charts for use in presentations or create an in-depth campaign or quarterly report to share with stakeholders.To learn more about Agility Monitoring, visit https://www.agilitypr.com/our-solutions/media-monitoring/.About Agility PR SolutionsAgility PR Solutions, a subsidiary of INNODATA INC. (NASDAQ:INOD), provides powerful yet intuitive media outreach, monitoring, and measurement solutions for tomorrow's communicators. Since 2003, clients have trusted our tools and services to help them discover and connect with media influencers, amplify messages, monitor coverage, and measure the impact of their public relations efforts. Whether we do it for you or help you do it yourself, our patented monitoring technology and team of media analysts can help you glean the insights that will help your organization flourish. Learn more at www.agilitypr.com.Media Contact:Emily Walsh, Content Marketing StrategistAgility PR Solutions+1-866-545-3745 x1183emily.walsh@agilitypr.comSOURCE: Innodata Seagate Technology and Synology provide charitable support to BBC Media Action 2019-09-16T02:31:37Z seagate-technology-and-synology-provide-charitable-support-to-bbc-media-action-1 SYDNEY, Australia – 16 September, 2019 – Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage solutions, is helping the BBC’s international development charity, BBC Media Action, store and deliver content to improve people’s lives around the world. Specifically, the charity’s media and communication efforts reinforce governance, improve people’s health, strengthen the resilience of vulnerable groups and help them survive, and recover from, humanitarian emergencies. To support BBC Media Action’s creative workflow, Seagate is donating 90 10TB and 12 4TB IronWolf Pro hard drives to be installed in Synology NAS servers, helping the charity to store their rushes securely and back up their broadcast content safely. “We create and broadcast content which helps improve people’s lives across the world. High capacity storage solutions, such as those provided by Synology and Seagate through our charity partnership, enable us to manage and store our media far more effectively. We are delighted to be entering into this partnership as it supports us to deliver our vital, often life-saving objectives”, said Caroline Nursey OBE, Chief Executive Officer BBC Media Action. Previously, BBC Media Action stored content across a patchwork of different solutions. Very few of these solutions included RAID-configured devices and fewer still were backed up to secondary storage. Given the challenging environments in which the charity works, this left them particularly vulnerable. For high workloads and collaborative environments such as this, the new set-up with IronWolf Pro and Synology NAS provides 24x7 remote access, backup and file sharing. As the IronWolf drive has been specially made for NAS devices it comes with several features that you wouldn't normally find in a standard internal hard drive. These features allow the IronWolf to perform reliably 24/7 with large amounts of data coming and going, all while keeping power consumption low. “BBC Media Action reaches millions of people around the world with creative content that helps audiences make sense of important events and improve their lives,” Pierre van der Elst, Vice President Sales EMEA, from Seagate said. “With this donation, we are proud to play a role in inspiring people and communities to make a positive change in some of the poorest and remote societies of the world.” ### About Seagate Seagate crafts the datasphere, helping to maximise humanity’s potential by innovating world-class, precision-engineered data management solutions with a focus on sustainable partnerships. Learn more at www.seagate.com. Follow Seagate on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Spiceworks, YouTube and subscribe to our blog. About BBC Media Action: BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity which delivers innovative media and communication projects to help reduce poverty and contribute to a freer, fairer, safer world. Reaching millions of people in some of the world’s poorest and most fragile countries, the charity helps people have their say, understand their rights, responsibilities and each other, and take action to transform their own lives. As an independent charity, BBC Media Action is not funded by the BBC licence fee and instead relies upon the support of generous donors and partners to deliver its life-saving and life-changing work. Media Contact: Richelle Gillett Einsteinz Communications +61 418 781 610 richelle@einsteinz.com.au New report from RIMS and ISACA Helps Organisations Bridge the Digital Risk Gap 2019-09-16T01:18:23Z new-report-from-rims-and-isaca-helps-organisations-bridge-the-digital-risk-gap Sydney, Australia, (16 September 2019)– IT and risk management professionals must speak the same language to more effectively incorporate the benefits and uncertainties associated with data and technology into the organisations’ overall strategy and to add value, according to a newly published, complimentary white paper from ISACA and RIMS, “Bridging the Digital Risk Gap: How Collaboration Between IT and Risk Management Can Enhance Value Creation.” The white paper can be found on ISACA’s website: here and RIMS website: here. Technology has long been integral to the success of any organisation, but as the range of business applications and the pace of innovation have increased, so has the risk. The “Bridging the Digital Risk Gap” white paper outlines how the changing digital risk landscape, new regulatory requirements, and greater understanding of commonalities between IT and risk management make a strong case for aligning the two in order to realise significant benefits. These benefits to an organisation include being: Transparent, nimble and timely Clearly defined in roles, accountability and decision-making authority Forward-looking in its risk assessment and benefit analyses (and not primarily resource based) Aligned to broader mission and strategy objectives Additionally, the report highlights ISACA’s Risk IT Framework and how to integrate both IT and risk management frameworks that each department uses, such as the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework into the technology life cycle. “Because of expanding digital risk landscapes, risk management and cybersecurity capabilities are also evolving as a corresponding horizontal competency. Lack of, or poorly thought out, digital enterprise strategies can torpedo an organisation’s mission and overall objectives.” stated Carol Fox, RIMS VP of strategic initiatives and contributor. “Likewise, failed implementations that do not deliver expected value to the organisation, whether due to scope creep, budget overages or unrealistic expectations can damage the viability of organisations, as much as security risks related to data breaches and expropriation of intellectual property.” “When enterprises examine the evolving risk environment and the benefits that can come from integrating risk management and IT, it becomes very clear that this collaboration is important to the overall business-risk portfolio,” said Paul W. Phillips, III, CISA, CISM, technical research manager at ISACA and a contributing author to the white paper. “This kind of strategic coordination can bring many positive outcomes, including better incident response and improved information protection.” The report also includes RIMS’ Enterprise IT Risk Management Responsibility Assignment Matrix that shows organisations how they can visualise the roles within the IT ecosystem and the cross-functional expertise required, as well as a map for ISACA’s Risk IT Framework and the RIMS Maturity Model (RMM). The map emphasises the alignment between each domain in ISACA’s Risk IT Framework and the seven attributes of the RMM. “Collaboration between IT and risk management professionals facilitates strategic alignment of resources and promotes the creation of value across an enterprise. Understanding one another’s world is the first step for building a constructive and symbiotic relationship,” added Fox. “In doing so, IT and risk management professionals can leverage their knowledge and resources to better inform decision makers on how business strategies and objectives can benefit from IT capabilities, and spur investment in new technology.” To read the free white paper, visit www.isaca.org/digital-risk-gap or RIMS Bridging the Digital Risk Gap. More information about IT and risk management can be found at www.isaca.org/Knowledge-Center/ and https://www.rims.org/resources/strategic-enterprise-risk-center. About ISACA Now in its 50th anniversary year, ISACA® (isaca.org) is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers and transform their organisations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its 460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI® Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide and offices in both the United States and China. Twitter: www.twitter.com/ISACANews LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/isaca Facebook: www.facebook.com/ISACAHQ Instagram: www.instagram.com/isacanews/ About RIMS As the preeminent organisation dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organisation representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organisational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org. Twitter: www.twitter.com/rimsorg LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/rimsorg Facebook: www.facebook.com/rimsorg Instagram: www.instagram.com/rimsorg Contact: Julie Fenwick, +61 468 901 655 jfenwick@daylightagency.com.au TransCanna Signs Binding Agreement with Lyfted Farms Inc. 2019-09-15T23:54:38Z transcanna-signs-binding-agreement-with-lyfted-farms-inc TransCanna Holdings Inc. (CSE: TCAN; FSE: TH8) ("TransCanna") is pleased to announce it has signed a binding agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Lyfted Farms Inc., which updates the terms of the previously announced non-binding letter of intent.Lyfted Farms brings over 2 decades of cultivation experience to the company and currently holds a Distribution License, Nursery License, and a Cultivation License at both the State and Local levels. Lyfted Farms has long been a recognized leader in complying with statewide regulations, the company was issued the 9th Cultivation License in the State of California."With this acquisition we are not only securing a high-quality brand but fulfilling a need in sourcing and stabilizing our upper supply chain which we see as a serious requirement in the California Cannabis marketplace" stated Steve Giblin, TransCanna President & CEO. "This acquisition represents a significant talent acquisition for the company moving forward.The purchase price for the acquisition will be $6,300,000 USD comprised of $5,550,000 USD in cash and the issuance of 1,000,000 TransCanna Common Shares. $150,000 USD has already been advanced as a deposit and the remaining cash portion of the purchase price will be payable as to $400,000 USD on closing and the issuance by TransCanna of a non-interest bearing promissory note in favour of the vendors in the amount of $5,000,000 USD."This acquisition, once completed, allows our team to commit to the growth of the TransCanna business model. We see and believe in the vision of quality brands produced and distributed on scale and we can help with that execution" Commented Bob Blink, CEO and Founder of Lyfted Farms.Under the TransCanna umbrella, Lyfted Farms is expanding their nursery and production capacity for a cost of $695,000 USD of which $105,000 USD has already been advanced. Completion of the expansion is expected within the next 90 days. This will pave the way for new staff to be onboarded and trained while the company looks to complete the process of licensing and building out the 196,000 square foot Daly facility.Lyfted Farms is an award-winning trusted brand and has developed a very loyal following amongst cannabis consumers. As a leading brand, Lyfted Farms is continuously innovating, developing new strains and products and delivering them to the end consumer. Lyfted Farms and their products set and influence trends instead of following them. Shareholders or interested parties can follow the brand development on Instagram @lyftedfarms.About TransCanna Holdings Inc.TransCanna Holdings Inc. is a Canadian based company providing branding, transportation and distribution services, through its wholly-owned California subsidiaries, to a range of industries including the cannabis marketplace.For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.transcanna.com or email the Company at info@transcanna.com. Acquia Named to the 2019 Forbes Cloud 100 for Fourth Consecutive Year 2019-09-15T23:25:09Z acquia-named-to-the-2019-forbes-cloud-100-for-fourth-consecutive-year BOSTON -- September 12, 2019 -- The open digital experience company Acquia has been named to the Forbes 2019 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. This marks the fourth year in a row that Acquia was named to the Cloud 100, coming in at number 51. Acquia is the only open digital experience cloud platform on the list. “Our repeat inclusion in the Forbes Cloud 100 reflects the critical importance of creating exceptional digital experiences for today’s brands and the growing need for tools that help global brands solve their biggest digital experience challenges,” said Michael Sullivan, Acquia CEO. “We are proud to be among the Forbes Cloud 100 companies that are reshaping their respective industries. It’s a testament to the global demand for digital experience platforms and the hard work of our team.” After completing a year in which it surpassed US $200 million in revenue, Acquia also acquired two companies to bolster its product portfolio. Both Mautic, the world’s only open marketing automation platform and Cohesion, creator of DX8, the first enterprise-grade Drupal website builder, help Acquia deliver on its mission to provide brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and build customer moments that matter -- on their own terms. Together, Acquia will be able to accelerate the creation of digital experiences and better serve its customers and partners. The Forbes Cloud 100 judging panel, including top public cloud company CEOs, reviewed business data to select, score and rank the top 100 cloud companies from all over the world. The evaluation process involved four factors: market leadership (35 percent), estimated valuation (30 percent), operating metrics (20 percent), and people & culture (15 percent). “The private cloud ecosystem has matured, making the competition to land one of the coveted spots on the Cloud 100 list steeper than ever,” said Byron Deeter, a top cloud investor, and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “In fact, the average valuation of a company on our inaugural list just four years ago was $1 billion, while the average valuation on this year’s list spiked to $1.7 billion. Our 2019 Cloud 100 includes over 60 private cloud unicorns! These founders represent the absolute best in cloud computing today, and they will most certainly follow in the footsteps of our esteemed Cloud 100 alumni. In total, already 25 Cloud 100 alumni have gone public, and dozens have been acquired for over $1 billion each. Congratulations to these cloud leaders!” The Forbes 2019 Cloud 100 and 20 Rising Stars lists are published online at: http: www.forbes.com/cloud100 and will appear in the September 2019 issue of Forbes magazine. About Acquia Acquia is the open digital experience company. We provide the world’s most ambitious brands with technology that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia, we believe in the power of community - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms. To learn more, visit: http://www.acquia.com ### Cohesity Named a Leader by Independent Research Firm in Data Resiliency Solutions Evaluation 2019-09-15T22:50:06Z cohesity-named-a-leader-by-independent-research-firm-in-data-resiliency-solutions-evaluation Sydney, 16 September 2019 – Cohesity today announced that it has been named a Leader by Forrester Research in “The Forrester Wave™: Data Resiliency Solutions, Q3 2019.” Cohesity was one of ten vendors evaluated for the Forrester Wave based on 40 criteria that examined a vendor’s current offering, strategy, and market presence. Cohesity received the highest score possible in the criterion of security and tied for the top score in the customer feedback criterion. According to the Forrester evaluation: “Cohesity addresses data sprawl challenges and helps firms make use of secondary data. Cohesity has taken the mass data fragmentation challenge head on...” “Its value propositions include its consolidated secondary data management platform. The platform includes a marketplace portal where Cohesity publishes certified apps that clients can run on its infrastructure. Possible application use cases include compliance checks or analytics on otherwise dormant data.” “Cohesity’s solution has a web interface that is easy to navigate and use and which admins can use to perform all tasks. Its policy management engine is comprehensive yet easy to use.” “As a recent market entrant, Cohesity had the opportunity to use the latest technologies, like a NoSQL database to store operational metadata. This metadata holds the index and enables the quick search regardless of the data’s physical location. The immutable file system offers the potential to protect backup instances from ransomware attack.” “Cohesity is not only delivering industry-leading backup and recovery solutions, but we are redefining data management by empowering organisations globally to do more with their data,” said Mohit Aron, founder and CEO, Cohesity. ”We are proud to see this, in our opinion, validated by Forrester via our selection as a leader in the report. This is the first time we were included in the Forrester Wave, and we believe being named a Leader from the beginning highlights that we are disrupting this market.” “With the Cohesity MarketPlace, organisations can bring applications directly to the data rather than the reverse, and this opens up a new world of possibilities for customers who want to drive meaningful insights from their backup data -- whether that’s preventing a ransomware attack or making it simple to move data to the cloud for disaster recovery. We will continue to make backup data more productive for customers, which will play a key role in helping customers transform their business,” said Aron. Cohesity makes it simple for organisations to back up their data while also ushering in a new era in data management. Cohesity uniquely solves the critical challenge of mass data fragmentation, where data is spread across a myriad of different locations, infrastructure silos, and management systems, that prevents organisations from fully utilising its value. Cohesity consolidates these silos onto the industry’s only web-scale platform that spans from on-premises, to edge, to cloud, and empowers organisations to run apps on that platform — making it easier than ever to protect, manage, and extract insights from data. To access the full Forrester report, please visit here: https://www.cohesity.com/2019-forrester-wave-data-resiliency-solutions About Cohesity Cohesity ushers in a new era in data management that solves a critical challenge facing businesses today: mass data fragmentation. The vast majority of enterprise data — backups, archives, file shares, object stores, and data used for test/dev and analytics — sits in fragmented infrastructure silos that makes it hard to protect, expensive to manage, and difficult to analyse. Cohesity consolidates silos onto one web-scale platform (https://www.cohesity.com/products/data-platform)spanning) spanning on-premises, cloud, and the edge, and uniquely empowers organisations to run apps on that platform — making it easier than ever to back up and extract insights from data. Cohesity is a 2019 CNBC Disruptor and was named a Technology Pioneer for the World Economic Forum. Visit our website (https://www.cohesity.com) and blog (https://www.cohesity.com/blog) follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/cohesity) and Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/company/3750699) and like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cohesity). Gartner 2019 Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business Shows Blockchain Will Have a Transformational Impact Across Industries in Five to 10 Years 2019-09-15T08:03:17Z gartner-2019-hype-cycle-for-blockchain-business-shows-blockchain-will-have-a-transformational-impact-across-industries-in-five-to-10-years 13 September 2019 — The 2019 Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business shows that the business impact of blockchain will be transformational across most industries within five to 10 years.  “Even though they are still uncertain of the impact blockchain will have on their businesses, 60% of CIOs in the Gartner 2019 CIO Agenda Survey said that they expected some level of adoption of blockchain technologies in the next three years” said David Furlonger, distinguished research vice-president at Gartner. “However, the existing digital infrastructure of organisations and the lack of clear blockchain governance are limiting CIOs from getting full value with blockchain.” The Hype Cycle provides an overview of how blockchain capabilities are evolving from a business perspective and maturity across different industries (click here to view the Hype Cycle). Key Industries Banking and investment services industries continue to experience significant levels of interest from innovators seeking to improve decades old operations and processes, however only 7.6% of respondents to the CIO Survey suggested that blockchain is a game-changing technology.  That said, nearly 18% of banking and investment services CIOs said they have adopted or will adopt some form of blockchain technology within the next 12 months and nearly another 15% within two years. “We see blockchain in several key areas in banking and investments services, primarily focused on permissioned ledgers,” said Mr. Furlonger. “We also expect continued developments in the creation and acceptance of digital tokens. However considerable work needs to be completed in nontechnology-related activities such as standards, regulatory frameworks and organisation structures for blockchain capabilities to reach the Plateau of Productivity – the point at which mainstream adoption takes off, in this industry. Blockchain in gaming. In the fast-growing esport industry, blockchain natives are launching solutions that allow users to create their own tokens to support the design of competition as well as to enable trading of virtual goods. The tokens provide gamers with more control over their in-game items making them more portable across gaming platforms. “High user volumes and rapid innovation make the gaming sector a testing ground for innovative application of blockchain. It is the perfect place to monitor how users push the adaptability of the most critical components of blockchain: decentralisation and tokenisation,” said Christophe Uzureau, research vice president at Gartner. “Gaming startups provide appealing alternatives to the ecosystem approaches of Amazon, Google or Apple, and serve as a model for companies in other industries to develop digital strategies.” In retail, Blockchain is being considered for “track and trace” services, counterfeit prevention, inventory management and auditing, any of which could be used to improve product quality or food safety, for example. Whilst these examples have value, the real impact of blockchain for retail industry will depend on supporting new ideas — such as using blockchain to transform or augment loyalty programs. Once it has been combined with the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain has the potential to change retail business models forever, impacting both data and monetary flows and avoiding centralisation of market power.  As a result, Gartner believes that blockchain has the potential to transform business models across all industries — but these opportunities demand that enterprises adopt complete blockchain ecosystems. Without tokenisation and decentralisation, most industries will not see real business value. More information on blockchain strategy can be found on the Gartner Blockchain Insight Hub and The Real Business of Blockchain, a book on blockchain by Gartner analysts David Furlonger and Christophe Uzureau. The Real Business of Blockchain launches on October 15 and is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Indiebound.  Gartner clients can read more in the report “Hype Cycle for Blockchain Business, 2019.”This research is part of the Gartner Special Report “Hype Cycles: Five Priorities Shape the Further Evolution of Digital Innovation.” This research collection helps organisations identify opportunities that enable the creation of new business and operating models. Additional analysis on driving business performance will be presented during Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo 2019, the world's most important gathering of CIOs and other IT executives. IT executives rely on these events to gain insight into how their organisations can use IT to overcome business challenges and improve operational efficiency. Follow news and updates from the events on Twitter using #GartnerSYM. Upcoming dates and locations for Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo include: September 16-18: Cape Town, South Africa October 20-24: Orlando October 28-31: Gold Coast, Australia October 28-31: Sao Paulo, Brazil November 3-7: Barcelona November 11-14: Goa November 12-14: Tokyo  About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT), is the world's leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organisations of tomorrow. Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We're trusted as an objective resource and critical partner by more than 15,000 organisations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size. To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit www.gartner.com. Cvent Expands its Exclusive For Dummies® Series with Strategic Meetings Management For Dummies® and Event Marketing Strategy For Dummies® 2019-09-13T02:07:17Z cvent-expands-its-exclusive-for-dummies-r-series-with-strategic-meetings-management-for-dummies-r-and-event-marketing-strategy-for-dummies-r Sept 12, 2019 – Cvent today announced the availability of two new Special Edition For Dummies® guides, Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) For Dummies and Event Marketing Strategy For Dummies. SMM For Dummies outlines how organisations can successfully implement an SMM program – allowing them to reduce costs, regulate and centralise all meetings processes, reduce litigation risks, and improve service to customers – and explains how to scale the program globally and measure its effectiveness. Event Marketing Strategy For Dummies addresses how to deliver more impactful events, drive leads, and generate revenue through intelligent event strategy, targeted promotion, and data capture. The guides expand on Cvent’s successful For Dummies® series which includes Event Management Technology For Dummies and Growing Your Hospitality Group Business For Dummies. “Strategic meetings management and event marketing are two key areas that, when executed properly, can make event programs world-class and drive significant ROI,” said Patrick Smith, chief marketing officer at Cvent. “However, many organisations struggle to implement successful SMM and event marketing programs because they don’t know where to start. By leveraging the easy-to-consume For Dummies® format, we developed clear and concise guides that will help readers better understand the importance of SMM and event marketing and offer unique insights on how to utilise technology to maximise the value of their event programs. We know these guides will be valuable resources that event professionals and marketers will reference time and time again across their organisations.” “We’re proud to partner with Cvent once again and expand on their already comprehensive For Dummies series,” said Michael Friedberg, senior marketing manager, Wiley. “Offering Special Editions like these allows us the opportunity to offer in-demand topics to our global audience and further empower our customers to reach their unique goals, helping them turn ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can.’” In conjunction with the release of Strategic Meetings Management and Event Marketing Strategy For Dummies, Cvent also is offering two educational webinars that will dive more deeply into the key topics covered in the books. The Strategic Meetings Management webinar covers key topics such as understanding the value of an SMM program, how to create an effective meetings policy, and how to track and measure your program’s success. The Event Marketing Strategy webinar will help attendees understand what event marketing means, what an integrated marketing program looks like, and which event types are best suited to enhance each phase of the buyer and customer journeys. Download Strategic Meetings Management For Dummies here. Download Event Marketing Strategy For Dummies here. -ENDS- About Cvent Cvent is a leading meetings, events, and hospitality software company with more than 4,000 employees, 27,000 customers, and 300,000 users worldwide. The Cvent Event Cloud offers software solutions to event planners and marketers for online event registration, venue selection, event management and marketing, onsite solutions, and attendee engagement. Cvent’s suite of products automate and simplify the planning process to maximise the impact of events. The Cvent Hospitality Cloud partners with hotels and venues to help them drive group and corporate travel business. Hotels use the Cvent Hospitality Cloud’s digital marketing tools and software solutions to win business through Cvent’s sourcing platforms and to service their customers directly, efficiently and profitably – helping them grow and own their business. For more information, please visit Cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Media Contact Debbie Bradley, Group Account Director, Zadro | debbie@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 | +61 420 761 189 Yvette Schlegelmilch, Account Manager, Zadro | yvette@zadroagency.com.au +61 2 9212 7867 Cin7 Hires David Leach as COO 2019-09-13T01:31:35Z cin7-hires-david-leach-as-coo-1 AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – September 13, 2019 – Cin7, a global leader in inventory management software, has appointed David Leach as Chief Operating Officer. He joins the Cin7 executive team to lead sales, marketing, product development, support and implementation.   “We are very pleased to have David on board. We continue to grow and expand globally, and David has significant and very relevant experience in fast-growing global software companies,” said Founder and Chief Architect Danny Ing. “David will be critical as we execute our next phase of growth.” Formerly Chief Operating Officer at ezyVet, a veterinary practice management software company, Leach has a long history of software leadership at fast-growing SaaS companies, including Orion Health and Qrious. “Cin7 is an exciting business with a rapidly expanding customer base, a comprehensive product and a great team behind it,” said Leach. “In a fast-changing and increasingly complex world of retail and consumer buying behaviors, I believe Cin7 has what it takes to continue to innovate with speed and win big.” For more information, visit www.cin7.com  ###   About Cin7  Cin7 is an all-in-one, cloud-based solution that provides real-time visibility, customizability and reporting for efficient inventory management across the supply chain. Cin7 includes built-in production, warehouse, POS and B2B eCommerce functionality along with a growing list of third-party integrations. Optimized for growing multichannel companies seeking robust inventory management at a fraction of the cost of a full ERP, Cin7’s “Connected Inventory” bridges the gap between suppliers and sales channels to deliver end-to-end supply chain control. Cin7 is a global business, headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, and offices in the United States and the United Kingdom. To learn more, visit www.cin7.com.