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Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014 presents a dazzling and dizzying selection with more than 60,000 pieces of jewellery worth S$2 billion

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-Curtains go up at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre this year with record-breaking worth of jewellery to give visitors more choices

SINGAPORE, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014 officially opens its doors today, and is glittering up the halls of the Sands Expo and Convention Centre for the second year, until 26 October 2014. Having gathered around 200 international exhibitors from 21 countries under one roof over 10,000 square metres of exhibition space, this fair is the biggest and most significant fine jewellery marketplace in Singapore and the region.


The main fair comprises country pavilions featuring a wide array of fine jewellery as well as loose gems, diamonds and pearls, worth a total of S$2 billion, showcased by acclaimed jewellery suppliers from Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy,Japan, Switzerland, Thailand, USA and the world over.

Boasting a massive selection of more than 60,000 pieces of uniquely and excellently crafted fine jewellery adorned with beautiful gemstones, pearls, gold, silver and platinum, and prices that range between S$100 and S$30 million, visitors will be spoilt for choices. Open to both traders and the public, there is definitely something for everyone’s price range and taste.

To show appreciation to visitors for their support, UBM, the organiser, will also hold daily lucky draws, with up to SGD$10,000 worth of cash vouchers to be won.

Download the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair 2014 app to navigate with ease
The Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair app is now available for download on the iTunes Store and Google Play. With so many pavilions, exhibitors and activities taking place at a large venue, the interactive app will help one traverse the fair so as not to miss a thing.

Besides essential trade show information, users can get real-time updates about the fair in the palm of their hands, from browsing the days’ agenda, to finding out about the speakers and topics of the various jewellery workshops and locating specific exhibitors. Most importantly, the app features a smart live tracking GPRS map that is able to locate users’ current locale, and subsequently direct them to the various exhibitors and pavilions of their choice to view the large assortment of fine jewellery available.


Highlights: 4 stunning beauties at the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair 2014

Jeweller: Glajz, Singapore, Booth EP111
Jeweller: Glajz, Singapore, Booth EP111

The most costly piece of jewellery at the fair, this ring is an exquisite masterpiece made to charm, and bears a 20.07 carat fancy purplish pink diamond nestled within 5.21 carats worth of white diamonds in 18k platinum.

Jeweller: Glajz, Singapore, Booth EP111  Price: $30,000,000

Jeweller: Revival Jewels, Singapore, Booth D105
Jeweller: Revival Jewels, Singapore, Booth D105

One of the oldest pieces at the fair, this antique Art Deco Diamond and Platinum Double Clip Brooch by Ostertag hails from 1930s. Ostertag was one of the pioneers of the ‘Tutti Frutti’ style, an intricate assemblage of carved rubies, sapphires and emeralds of berries, fruit, flowers and leaves that intermingled with diamonds into an elegant piece of jewellery, and was famous for its exquisite jewellery and objets d’art that were inspired of Mughal decorative arts in its heyday.

Jeweller: Revival Jewels, Singapore, Booth D105  Price: Price on asking

Jeweller: Essex Global Trading; Bijan & Co., USA, Booth EP119
Jeweller: Essex Global Trading; Bijan & Co., USA, Booth EP119

A bold and beautiful piece, this necklace’s centrepiece is an 80 carat fancy deep brown diamond — also one of the biggest diamonds at the fair – accompanied by colourless diamonds. Brown diamonds vary in shades, ranging from chocolate to cognac and champagne, and are warm, natural, and versatile, thus fast becoming prized gemstones, although still comparably affordable.

Jeweller: Essex Global Trading; Bijan & Co., USA, Booth EP119  Price: Price on asking

Jeweller: Afghan Malaya Trading Co. (AMTC), Singapore, Booth EP211
Jeweller: Afghan Malaya Trading Co. (AMTC), Singapore, Booth EP211

This 52-carat loose diamond will steal your heart. The gem of gems, and stone of stones, this fair beauty is one of the largest precious stones available at the fair. In addition to this, are other smaller, loose gems of exceptional quality and provenance shining as brilliantly at the fair for one’s choosing.

Jeweller: Afghan Malaya Trading Co. (AMTC), Singapore, Booth EP211  Price: Price on asking

Singapore Jewellery Design Award
On the opening day (Thursday, 23 October 2014), the Singapore Jewellery Design Award (SJDA) will also be presented at the fair, to recognise young jewellery designers for their talent, to provide a public platform for them to display their designs and skills and to open up pathways to the jewellery retail market.

Themed “The Most Important Day of Life”, the competition required design students to create a piece of jewellery for the most important day of his or her life in three different periods — the past, the present and the future.

The winners are:

  • Cat A (Past) — Winner: Ms Anastasia Antonovich, Russia, Moscow State University of Design and Technology
  • Cat B (Present) — Winner: Mr Kevin Koh, Singapore, Nanyang Polytechnic
  • Cat C (Future) — Winner: Ms Carla Hesita, Philippines, University of The Philippines Diliman

In support of young, new talent in the jewellery industry, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair, in partnership with local design schools including Raffles Design Institute, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and Jewellery Design and Management International School (JDMIS), will also provide an opportunity for these students to showcase their jewellery creations at the fair.

Those interested in pursuing a future in jewellery design can attend several introductory three-hour workshops to gain insight into the diploma programmes offered by Gemological Institute of America (GIA), The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT), and JDMIS. The workshops will cover topics like Diamonds Quality Grading,Ruby and Sapphire Quality Grading, and Fine Jewellery Design.

“Talent is important to the sustenance of the jewellery industry, and we are committed to providing young and aspiring designers with avenues that allow them to realise their potential. Young designers play an important role in bringing the industry to the next level by contributing fresh perspectives to jewellery design, expanding the use of materials, developing creative techniques and pushing the boundaries of creativity,” said Paul Wan, Managing Director, UBM Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Know your jewellery in 30 minutes
The Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is partnering with notable education partners, namely GIA Laboratory Bangkok, GIT and JDMIS, to host a series of 30-minute seminars between 23 October and 26 October. The seminars feature several reputable experts who will share their knowledge and insights on pertinent topics related to jewellery, including, “How to Buy Gemstones for Investment“, “The 4Cs of Diamonds“, and “The Jewellery Atelier: Discover how fine jewellery is designed and made“, to allow participants to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of fine jewellery.

Visitor Registration
Free admission for all registered visitors. Visitors can come down to Marina Bay Sands on the event dates and register onsite. Visitors under 16 years old are not admitted. Singapore Identification Card/National Passport must be presented upon registration.

The Milan Image & Design Art Fair (MIA&D)
Visitors to the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair can also attend and enjoy a 50% discount on admission tickets to the inaugural Milan Image & Design Art (MIA&D) Fair, making its debut in the South Pacific. The fair will be staged at the same venue and during the same period.

Notes to Editors:

About Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair
Exclusively endorsed by the Singapore Jewellers Association and the Diamond Exchange of Singapore, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is the largest fine jewellery event in Singapore and the region, and will see more than 200 exhibitors from 21 countries, targeting the region’s fastest growing high-net-worth population. The event is organised by UBM Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a member of UBM Asia, organiser of the most professional international jewellery fairs globally including the world’s number one fine jewellery event, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

About UBM Asia (
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters inHong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,400 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 21 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

About MIA&D Fair
MIA&D Fair, the photography, video and design art fair, is set to attract art lovers from all over the world.  MIA&D Fair invites visitors to enjoy a lively and innovative event, where they can find established and emerging talents and a wide-ranging cultural programme. The fair features 120 artists, 50 galleries, spanning 30 countries and will be held at Marina Bay Sands from 24 to 26 October 2014.

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October 24, 2014 at 5:06 pm

OANDA Hits Trading Volume and New Client Milestones

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SINGAPORE, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — OANDA, a global provider of innovative foreign exchange and CFD trading services, reports that it has closed the books on September with a record-breaking month in both trading volume and new client accounts since it launched the award-winning fxTrade platform in 2001. Further, October is poised to give September a run for its money: the first day of the month saw a record-breaking single day of trading volume, only to be broken on October 2nd and again on October 3rd.

“Traders have been waiting for volatility to return to the forex market, and September didn’t disappoint, as we saw record trading volume across the industry last month. Several factors contributed to that volatility including geopolitical events like the Scottish referendum and soft Chinese economic growth data that’s a concern to investors,” said Dean Popplewell, Vice President of Currency Analysis and Research, OANDA Corporation. “As major central bank monetary policies diverge, more opportunities to trade will become prevalent. Investors will continue to keep a watchful eye on the Federal Reserve for any sign of an impending interest rate hike.”

Based on OANDA’s fxTrends data, the top traded currency pairs in September amongst OANDA’s Singaporean clients were the EUR/USD (24%), the USD/JPY (22%) and the GBP/USD (11%).

“We’re excited that volatility is returning to the forex market. The third quarter ended with the highest trading volume OANDA has ever seen, and the fourth quarter is off to a promising start following the strong nonfarm payrolls numbers that were released this month,” said Ed Eger, President and CEO, OANDA Corporation. “I’m most thrilled about the record-breaking new client registrations our company has seen in the third quarter: we hit a new milestone in our company’s history. It shows that our reputation as a broker with superior execution, competitive spreads, award-winning technology and customer service is spreading.”

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OANDA transformed the business of foreign exchange through an innovative approach to forex trading. The company’s industry leading online trading platform, fxTrade, introduced a number of firsts to the marketplace, including immediate execution; instant settlement on trades; trades of any size between one unit and 10 million units; and interest calculated by the second. The company’s many awards attest to the power and flexibility of its trading platform. In 2013, OANDA was honoured with nearly a dozen awards, including Best Trade Execution Provider, Best Retail Trading Platform and Best Mobile Trading Platform by International Finance Magazine; as well as Best Value for Money by Investment Trends in each of the U.S., UK, and Asia Pacific markets.

OANDA was also amongst the first online providers of comprehensive currency exchange information, and today the company’s OANDA Rate® data provides benchmark rates for corporations, auditing firms, and global banks.

OANDA has eight offices worldwide, in Toronto, Chicago, New York, Boston, London, Singapore, Tokyo, andSydney. OANDA is fully regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA), and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).

About OANDA Asia Pacific

This information is made available to you by OANDA Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. OANDA Asia Pacific Pte Ltd holds a Capital Markets Services Licence issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and is also licensed by the International Enterprise Singapore. Co Reg No. 200704926K. Trading in leveraged over-the-counter contracts for foreign currency, precious metals, and CFDs carries a high level of risk and may not be suitable for all investors. You should never put at risk any amount that you cannot afford to lose. More details under:

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The information on this material is not directed at residents of the United States, nor is it intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any jurisdiction, where such distribution or use is contrary to local laws or regulations.

For more information, please contact:
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Direct: +65-6361-0250

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October 24, 2014 at 4:55 pm

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CREALOGIX Congratulates Coutts & Co on Being Awarded “Most Innovative Digital Offering”

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ZURICH, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Private Banker International (PBI), a leading journal for the global wealth management industry, has awarded Coutts in the category of “Most Innovative Digital Offering” as the winner. When taking a closer look at the finalists in this group, this award becomes even more prestigious as all finalists are known to be investing heavily into innovating their digital offering.

Coutts & Co has since 2010 been an exemplary leader in continuously establishing and implementing an ambitious digital roadmap to achieve a competitive advantage on the digital frontier. CREALOGIX is proud to support Coutts & Co with its Digital Banking Suite on this digital journey.

Coutts was announced as one of the finalists together with BMO Private Banking, BNP Paribas Wealth Management, Citi Private Bank and DBS Private Banking in the category “Most Innovative Digital Offering” at the 2014 Private Banker International Global Wealth Awards, which was held in conjunction with the 24th Global Wealth Summit. The winners were announced at the Global Wealth Awards Gala Dinner on 17 October 2014 at The Fullerton Hotel in Singapore. The awards have been created to identify leading institutions that are setting new standards in the industry.


The CREALOGIX Group is an independent Swiss software house and the market leader for Digital Banking inSwitzerland, ranked in the global FinTech Top 100 list. CREALOGIX develops and implements innovative fintech solutions for the digital bank of tomorrow. The focus is placed on changed customer needs for mobility, security, personalised advice and education within a comprehensive user experience. Established in 1996, the Group has 280 employees worldwide and generates CHF 50 million in revenue. The shares of CREALOGIX Holding AG (CLXN) are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

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CH-8048 Zurich

Manuela Knecht, Corporate Communications & Marketing Manager
Tel. +41-58-404-80 97


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October 24, 2014 at 4:40 pm

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New Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers from Microchip Offer Digital Power Supply Flexibility with Easy Analog Control Loops

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-MCP19118/9 provide simple analog PWM control and configurable MCU in compact circuit solution; industry’s first PMBus™ compatible controllers with up to 40V operation

BANGKOK  /PRNewswire/ — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has announced its latest Digitally Enhanced Power Analog (DEPA) controllers  the MCP19118 and MCP19119 (MCP19118/9). They provide simple yet effective analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40V, with the configurability of a digital MCU. And they are the industry’s first devices to combine 40V operation and PMBus™ communication interfaces. These features enable quick power-conversion circuit development with an analog control loop that is programmable in the integrated 8-bit PIC® MCU core’s firmware. This integration and flexibility is ideal for power-conversion applications, such as battery-charging, LED-driving, USB Power Delivery, point-of-load and automotive power supplies.

Microchip Digitally Enhanced Power Analog PWM Controllers
Microchip Digitally Enhanced Power Analog PWM Controllers

Along with the rapidly growing popularity of digitally controlled power supplies, due to their configurability for a variety of operating conditions and topologies, power system designers also have an increasing need for the ability to report telemetry and conduct two-way communication (typically for monitoring and fault reporting), via standard communication interfaces such as PMBus. Additionally, the recently released USB charging specifications (USB Power Delivery and the USB type C connector) include variable charging voltages, which allow for rapid device charging, but add potentially difficult hardware requirements.

By integrating a supervisory microcontroller, the MCP19118/9 devices can create programmable power supplies. Key system settings  such as switching frequency (100 kHz to 1.6 MHz), current limits and voltage setpoints  can be adjusted on the fly during operation by issuing write commands to the registers in the device. One design can then be reused for additional applications, using firmware updates to change the configuration, which minimises design, production and inventory requirements across multiple platforms. Additionally, the integrated MCU core can be used to monitor other parts of the application to sequence startup operations; intelligently manage faults, under-voltage or brown-out conditions; perform housekeeping functions; adjust power outputs in response to load requirements (such as battery charging or USB port power); and assist with the module’s external interfaces (monitoring or delivering signals to the user or system). With integrated linear regulators, PWM generators, ADCs, MOSFET drivers, analog error amplifiers and control-loop compensation, the MCP19118/9 devices provide a very compact circuit solution. Properly implemented, this system is capable of high conversion efficiency and excellent transient response for reduced system power losses, smaller heatsinks and longer battery life in portable applications. These DEPA devices can also provide data over the I2C™ interface, using customised SMBus or PMBus compatible commands.

“This is another example of the award-winning innovation found in Microchip’s Digitally Enhanced Power Analog product family,” said Bryan J. Liddiard, marketing vice president of Microchip’s Analog and Interface Products Division. “No other semiconductor company offers this level of flexibility and configurability in its DC-DC controllers, and no other product solution provides this level of functionality for power-conversion, battery-charging or LED-drive applications.”

Development support

MCP19118/9 programming assistance is available via the MCP19111 Design Analyzer and the MCP19111 Graphical User Interface Plug-in for MPLAB® X IDE. Both of these software tools are available today, via a free download from the “Documentation & Software” section of the above links. Additionally, Application Note AN1541 describes how to use these tools.

Microchip’s full suite of standard development tools also support these MCP19118/9 DEPA controllers, including the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE), PICkit™ 3 (part # PG164130), PICkit Serial Analyzer (part #DV164122), and the MPLAB XC8 Compiler.


The MCP19118 and MCP19119 are both available now for sampling and volume production, each in 5,000-unit quantities. The MCP19118 is offered in a 4×4 mm, 24-pin QFN package, while the MCP19119 is available in a 5×5 mm, 28-pin QFN package.

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s website at To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorised distribution partners.


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Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at

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October 24, 2014 at 4:37 pm

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NetDimensions to Showcase Talent Management Solutions for High Consequence Industries at Two Key Industry Events in Australia

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-NetDimensions is a sponsor at Learning@Work and will exhibit at GRC Conference

SYDNEY  /PRNewswire/ — NetDimensions (AIM: NETD; OTCQX: NETDY), a global provider ofperformance, knowledge, and learning management systems, will be showcasing its talent management solutions for high consequence industries at Learning@Work 2014 and at the 18th Annual GRCI Conference (GRC2014) in Sydney next week.

Learning@Work Seminar Sponsor

NetDimensions is participating as a Seminar Sponsor of Learning@Work 2014. Steve Young, NetDimensions’ General Manager for Asia Pacific, will hold three interactive seminar sessions on October 27th titled “Effectively using your Learning Management System to avoid a Learning Crisis.”

Learning@Work brings together international visionaries and thought leaders with nationally recognised industry experts to present on the latest topics, trends, and challenges affecting the workplace learning environment.

“We invite all attendees at the event to visit us at booth #43 to see how our solutions enable organisations to deploy either L&D or compliance training programs to their employees across the continent and anywhere in the world,” stated Young.

Solutions for Compliance, Governance and Risk

NetDimensions will also be exhibiting at GRC2014 at booth #23. Organised by the GRC Institute – a 7,000-member organisation for compliance, governance and risk professionals across the Asia Pacific – GRC2014 focuses on taking control of risk and compliance by learning to deal with challenges faced by professionals on a daily basis.

“Handling compliance management initiatives electronically within a Learning Management System (LMS) enables better risk management, decreased costs, increased public disclosure, and improved productivity,” explained Young.

“We are excited to show delegates at GRC2014 how NetDimensions’ talent management solutions provide our clients with a more effective way to ensure employee compliance with corporate policies and regulatory requirements.”

The 2014 Learning@Work conference and exhibition will be open from October 27th- 29th at Australia Technology Park. The event is co-located with HR Tech, Australia’s National Human Resources Technology Show, that takes place on October 28th. For more information, visit

GRC2014 runs from October 29th to 31st at Hilton Sydney. For more information, visit

About NetDimensions

Established in 1999, NetDimensions (AIM: NETD; OTCQX: NETDY) is a global provider of performance, knowledge and learning solutions.

NetDimensions provides companies, government agencies and other organizations with talent management solutions to personalize learning, share knowledge, enhance performance, foster collaboration, and manage compliance programs for employees, customers, partners and suppliers.

Recognized as one of the talent management industry’s top-rated technology suppliers, NetDimensions has been chosen by leading organizations worldwide including ING, Cathay Pacific, Hunter Douglas, Chicago Police Department, Geely Automotive, Fugro Group, and Fresenius Medical Care.

NetDimensions is ISO 9001 certified and NetDimensions hosted services are ISO 27001 certified.

For more information, visit or follow @netdimensions on Twitter.

Media Contact

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Marketing Manager
+852 2122 4500

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October 24, 2014 at 4:36 pm

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Deloitte named a leader in Global Risk Management Consulting services by Gartner

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NEW YORK, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) is pleased to announce that Deloitte has been named a “leader” in Global Risk Management Consulting services by Gartner in its recently released report entitled, Magic Quadrant for Global Risk Management Consulting Services.

The Gartner report evaluated seven global firms and networks on three dimensions of risk management ———— framework, metrics, and systems. Within the quadrant graphic included in the report, Deloitte member firms’ risk management consulting services were positioned highest on the “ability to execute” axis and furthest on the “completeness of vision” axis.

“Of the industry recognition Deloitte has earned over the years, this placement from Gartner ranks among the top,” said Adel Melek, Managing Director, Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte Global. “We believe Deloitte’s unwavering commitment to clients and the significant investments we have made in our people and technologies are all reflected in this assessment.”

Gartner defines risk management as “the strategic discipline of assessing, prioritizing, monitoring and controlling the impact of uncertainty on objectives.”

“Deloitte considers this positioning as a ‘Leader’ as a reflection of its member firms’ commitment to helping clients integrate risk management into the business,” said Henry Ristuccia, Global Leader, Governance, Regulatory & Risk Strategies, Deloitte Global. “Deloitte’s Risk Transformation framework is a prime example, addressing strategic and operational risks as well as risks related to governance, culture, technology and infrastructure, helping organizations regardless of industry and geography get ahead of risk.”

Cyber Risk Services and Crisis Management round out broad portfolio

Deloitte considers cyber risk services to rank among its most important offerings in the marketplace.

“The terms ‘cyber’ and ‘risk’ appear together with increasing frequency in the news,” said Ted DeZabala, Global Leader, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte Global. “We believe the inclusion of cyber services in this report reinforces the point that cyber has rapidly become an essential component of comprehensive risk management programs, as companies strive to become secure, vigilant, and resilient.”

Another new service that gained mention in the report was crisis management.

“Member firm professionals always listen to clients and evolve solutions to meet their clients’ needs,” said Jeremy Smith, Global Leader, Crisis Management services, Deloitte Global. “To that end, we’ve added new services within crisis management that integrate Deloitte’s existing capabilities————forensic, restructuring, financial crime, cyber, and resilience services————to provide an end-end crisis management solution.”

To request a copy of the Gartner report, visit

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October 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm

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Technology Revolutionary Appier Disrupts Industry with Release of First Asia-Focused Report on Cross-Screen User Behaviour

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-Contrary to popular belief, engagement rate is higher on smaller screens across both smartphones and tablets in Asia

TAIPEI, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Appier, a leading marketing technology company, published Asia’s first cross-screen research report today, providing insights into how users interact on multiple devices. This is the first report of its kind as it is based on actual user behaviour data from Appier campaigns in H1 2014.

“The report reveals how incredibly complex the modern marketing environment is, as well as the growing importance of cross-screen targeting in the marketing mix as consumers spend more time on multiple devices. Appier’s technology allows marketers to deliver highly personalized, relevant and well-timed content to people on the right device. At the end of the day, ensuring that great user experience is what adds value,” said Chih-Han Yu, co-founder and CEO at Appier.

The report is based on data from Appier campaigns run in 10 markets[1] across Asia in the first half of 2014. Based on real user behaviours and patterns across different devices, the report includes the following findings:

Cross-screen is becoming increasingly important given the diverse user behaviours and patterns across devices.
Consumer preference for screen size is shifting towards the middle; there is a growing number of larger mobile phones and smaller tablets.
Rich media ads perform better than other ad formats in Asia in general.
Driven by an All-Star team specialized in artificial intelligence, data mining and digital marketing, Appier has revolutionized marketing by offering Asia’s first proprietary cross-screen targeting solutions that can deliver the right content to the right audience at the right time on the right screen which can help marketers make most accurate and real time decisions to achieve their ROI. Global brands and agencies have used Appier’s solution to successfully reach their audiences, including Heineken, IKEA, Nike and renowned game publishers.

Headquartered in Taipei, with offices in San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo, Appier recently opened new office in Sydney in September as well as announced the completion of a US$6 million Series A round of funding from Sequoia Capital this June. Appier’s cross-screen targeting solutions are now available in Australia.


[1] Research data covers the following 10 Asian markets including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

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October 24, 2014 at 3:17 pm

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