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The Center for Creative Leadership Earns Another Top 5 Ranking from The Financial Times’ Annual Worldwide Survey of Executive Education Providers

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-For the 14th consecutive year, CCL is the only institution – from more than 85 in the rankings – that focuses exclusively on leadership development.

SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — For the second year in a row, the Center for Creative Leadership(CCL®) ranked No. 4 overall in The Financial Times annual worldwide survey of executive education, which was released yesterday. It measured direct feedback from organizational and individual clients who rated leading executive education providers, for quality and impact.

CCL also ranked No. 5 globally for Open Enrollment programs and No. 8 for Custom programs. They placed in the Top 10 in 8 Open Enrollment sub-categories: Preparation; Course Design; Teaching Methods & Materials; Faculty; New Skills & Learning; Follow-up: Aims Achieved; and Facilities.

In Custom, CCL placed in the Top 10 in Preparation; Teaching Methods and Materials; New Skills & Learning; Aims Achieved; Facilities; and Future Use.  CCL also ranked No. 1 for the number of international participants in its Custom programs, reflecting its growing global reach and impact.

“This year’s Financial Times rankings reaffirm CCL’s promise to deliver results that matter to the clients,” said CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan. “We are grateful for the opportunities to accelerate the leadership journeys of individuals, teams, organizations and entire communities.”

“Sharpening the competencies and skills of our leaders is important to shaping the future at Keppel. Having a like-minded partner like CCL who shares our belief in leveraging the power of leaders to deliver value and results allows us to build on our leadership programmes at our Keppel Leadership Institute with holistic and engaging content,” shared Mr. Robert Chong, Director of Group Human Resources, Keppel Corporation.

“It is most welcome to receive another positive affirmation of our impact on leadership development globally as we strive to advance the practice for the benefit of society worldwide,” said Dr Roland Smith, Vice President and Managing Director of CCL, APAC. “As we continue to support leadership development journeys all across the region, we are committed to bringing our latest knowledge on talent, innovation, change, women leadership, strategic leadership and others, to support Singapore’s strategy of being Home for Business. Home for Innovation. Home for Talent.

About CCL

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world’s Top 5 providers of executive education by Financial Times and in the Top 10 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the Financial Times, CCL has offices in Greensboro, NC; Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Singapore; New Delhi-NCR,India; and Shanghai, China.

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May 21, 2015 at 8:35 pm

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Spotlight on Smart Technologies at CommunicAsia2015, EnterpriseIT2015 and BroadcastAsia2015

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-Exciting line up of speakers, innovations and launches at Asia’s leading ICT and broadcasting industry event

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Smart Technologies to better enable connected cities, governments, enterprises and consumers will take centre stage when CommunicAsia2015EnterpriseIT2015 andBroadcastAsia2015 returns to Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 2 – 5 June 2015.

Set against a backdrop of more than seven billion[1] global mobile connections and US$59 billion to be spent inAsia Pacific to enable Internet of Things (IoT) [3], the events bring together more than 1,800 exhibitors from 56 countries and regions to showcase the latest technologies keeping today’s digital world in motion and moving forward. Highlights include innovations in 5G, Big Data, Cloud, Connected Devices, IoT and over-the-top (OTT).

Enabling cities and governments:

Governments around the world have been investing in technology to enhance city automation and improve efficiencies in areas such as transportation, infrastructure, healthcare, education, logistics and energy consumption. Giving attendees a flavour of what they can expect, here are some examples:

  • Huawei, will be demonstrating at CommunicAsia2015 how their solutions can open roads to a better connected world, through innovative and fun technologies such as the Eye Robot and Smart Lamp Post which help with public safety and surveillance.
  • Singapore company, Mobiquest, will be introducing netBin to Asia. This is the region’s first Smart Bin Management System aimed to increase efficiency of city wide trash removal. The solution has sensors that send out notifications when bins are full with waste to help with the route planning of cleaners. Smart technologies like these showcase new ways of maintaining city cleanliness by minimising overflowing bins, and working towards a more efficient and safer collection service. Mobiquest will also be showcasing AquaSmart, an environment monitoring platform that tracks air pollution, noise level, and more, to help create more livable cities.
  • Skyshot, a Singapore company and Asia’s leading specialist in time-lapse and aerial cinematography, will be showcasing the TBox Titan, the only armoured, weather-proof time-lapse camera system in the world capable of delivering 8K resolution for long duration (up to six years) time-lapse. To launch globally at BroadcastAsia2015, the TBox Titan is ideal for documenting building constructions, ship-building and engineering processes. Also a drone systems integrator, Skyshot utilises drones from makers such as DJI, to design creative aerial solutions across multiple industries.

Enabling enterprises:

Aided by IoT, the digital universe is expected to double in size every two years and will multiply by 10-fold to 44 trillion gigabytes by 2020[2]. The huge amount of Big Data brings abundant opportunities for businesses to better understand their customers, determine opportunities to innovate and be more productive. The events will also give attendees the opportunity to see how technology can enable smart enterprises, with examples including:

  • Singapore based company, DFRC, will be showcasing City Analyser, a system that enables analysis and investigation on crowd movements and behaviour. This is achieved by extracting accurate and anonymous information about footfall, stay duration, mobility, distribution and demographics, through passively listening to mobile phone signals. This provide insights critical to improving business environment blueprints and work processes through more accurate determination of crowd habits, enabling targeted and location-based offers.

“Year on year, we have brought insights and innovations of the latest and best from around the world to the events. Addressing the opportunities and challenges of current trends, the events have been the platforms where stalwart brands like Huawei launch new innovations and impart knowledge. In line with industry trends of 5G, cloud, big data, IoT, security and more, the 2015 programme focuses on empowering smart businesses and cities for this world of global connectivity,” said Ms. Agnes Leung, Assistant Project Director, CommunicAsia & EnterpriseIT, Singapore Exhibition Services.

Enabling connected lifestyles:

Proliferated demand for multiscreen viewing and OTT has resulted in more and more consumers accessing information and video content on their smart devices, anywhere and at any time. Continued innovation has played a huge role in enabling an upwardly mobile lifestyle.

  • Ooyala’s recent Global Video Index[3] found that 34 per cent of all video plays were on tablets and smartphones. TV content consumption is no longer confined to the space of the living room, with consumers taking control of when and where they want to view their favourite programmes. Ooyala, in enabling the delivery of TV everywhere through Big Data, makes it possible for broadcasters and businesses to bring to audiences, the personalised videos they want on any screen – be it mobile, tablets or TV. They will be showcasing solutions on how the broadcasting and media industries can leverage analytics to determine and generate new revenue streams, better manage advertisements and monetise platforms.

“Accessibility to mobile devices and connectivity has changed the way people consume content, resulting in cord-cutting and TV everywhere trends. Alongside Asia’s changing consumption patterns, we designed our programmes to reflect the latest in OTT technology, insight to media analytics, cord-cutting and more, catering to audiences around the region. BroadcastAsia continues to deliver value by providing insight and best practices from industry leaders, and maintaining a platform where visitors can experience the latest developments firsthand,” said Mr. Calvin Koh, Assistant Project Director, BroadcastAsia, Singapore Exhibition Services.

[1]GSMA Intelligence May 2014

[2] EMC Digital Universe Study 2014

[3][3] Ooyala Global Video Index Q4 2014

CommunicAsia2015 / EnterpriseIT2015 Exhibition




2-5 June 2015, Tuesday – Friday


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Levels B2, 1 & 3

Opening Hours:

2-4 June 2015: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm | 5 June 2015: 10:30 am –  4:00 pm


Business and trade professionals only

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CommunicAsia2015 Summit


2-5 June 2015, Tuesday – Friday


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Level 3


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BroadcastAsia2015 Exhibition




2-5 June 2015, Tuesday – Friday


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Levels 4 & 5

Opening Hours:

2-4 June 2015: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm | 5 June 2015: 10:30 am –  4:00 pm


Business and trade professionals only


BroadcastAsia2015 International Conference & Creative Content Production Conference


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, Level 3


2-5 June 2015, Tuesday – Friday


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June Seah / Patricia Yee

Singapore Exhibition Services

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May 21, 2015 at 5:52 pm

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Huawei Rolls Out Brand Building Plans for Southeast Asia

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BANGKOK/PRNewswire/ — CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group Mr Richard Yu said that Huawei recognizes Southeast Asia as a high-potential market, and the company is planning to beef up its investment in brand building activities in this region.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, holds the impressive new Huawei P8 at his recent visit in Bangkok.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, holds the impressive new Huawei P8 at his recent visit in Bangkok.

“The brand building budget will be doubled for the Southeast Asian markets since there’s a strong possibility of growth in market share. Our products have good quality, so we have no doubt that we will reach our aims,” said Mr Yu.

As an example of Huawei’s impressive performance in Southeast Asia, Mr Yu demonstrated that Huawei’s market share in Myanmar is 50% because the products meet the demands of the consumers, and the sales increase by words of mouth.

Huawei will add about 1,500 customer service centers worldwide, and more than 100 will be in Thailand, which is Huawei’s regional hub for the Southeast Asian region. According to Mr Yu, Thailand will be the focus of Huawei’s investment in the region, as apparent in the decision to host a regional press launch for Huawei P8 and its wearable devices in Bangkok on May 28.

“Our revenue is very good in Myanmar, India, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Thailand is also a big market with a lot of potential, so we are now focusing on it,” said Mr Yu. “Thailand is admittedly a complicated market, but also an attractive one, so Huawei is willing to enter this market. Although it takes time, we are determined to succeed here. We are ready to invest all year round.”

According to an IPSOS Global Research report covering 32 countries, Huawei’s brand awareness rose from 52% in 2013 to 65% in 2014, representing a year-on year increase of 25%.

As an Asian brand, it is impressive that Huawei’s brand awareness in the global market easily rivals other Western brands. In Western Europe, Huawei recorded significant year-on-year growth last year in terms of brand awareness: Netherlands (61%), Spain (60%), German (57%), Italy (54%) and Russia (41%).

In terms of brand momentum growth, Huawei ranked third and stood out among second-camp brands, and Huawei has become the first Chinese company to successfully enter Interbrand’s Top 100 Global Brands of 2014 list, taking on the 94th position.

Huawei started out so small almost 30 years ago, and has grown into a multinational telecommunication giant today. Founded in 1987, the China-based company is now known as the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, following Apple and Samsung.

Huawei has been very active in improving its global brand influence over the past decade, and has succeeded in doing so. Last year, its global brand increased by 65% and exceeded 80% in five countries – Burma (100%),China (90%), Guatemala (88%), Costa Rica (88%), and South Africa (84%).

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Source: Huawei Consumer Business Group

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May 21, 2015 at 5:27 pm

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Albert Cheong Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sunway International Hotels & Resorts

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sunway Group announces the appointment of Albert Cheong as Chief Executive Officer of Sunway International Hotels & Resorts, effective 18 May 2015. Having first joined Sunway’s Hospitality Division in January 2014 as Group General Manager of the brand’s flagship property, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa in Kuala Lumpur, Albert brings with him more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Mr. Albert Cheong, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway International Hotels & Resorts
Mr. Albert Cheong, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway International Hotels & Resorts

In his expanded capacity, Albert will assume the dual role of overseeing and managing the portfolio of properties under Sunway Hotels & Resorts as Chief Executive Officer, while continuing to helm the flagship as Group General Manager, leading the management team at the cluster of hotels in Kuala Lumpur’s Sunway Resort City, namely Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Sunway Pyramid Tower East and the soon-to-be opened Sunway Pyramid Tower West.

Albert’s appointment comes amidst exciting times for the hotel group, especially given Sunway’s commitment to refresh and renew its products and services and to accelerate growth. Albert’s immediate focus will be on the proposed redevelopment of the flagship property’s two hotel towers – the 549-room Sunway Pyramid Tower East and the 456-room Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, commencing progressively from mid-2016. Besides these, is the imminent opening of a third hotel tower, the 401-room Sunway Pyramid Tower West in late December 2015.

Concurrently, Albert will also oversee the immediate launch of the completely renovated 650-room Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The completion coincides with the reopening of Sunway Putra’s mixed-use development in Kuala Lumpur city. Thereafter, the opening of a new 333-room hotel as part of another mixed-use development known as Sunway Velocity Kuala Lumpur, in mid-2016.

Prior to joining Sunway, Albert was the Area General Manager for The Landmark Lancaster Hotel Group, a Thai hospitality company with hotels in Thailand and the United Kingdom. He had previously spent more than 28 years with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts where he held key management positions in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar and China.

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May 21, 2015 at 4:56 pm

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Japanese E-Broker Signs on to DataLend

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Securities Co., Ltd., the Japanese online brokerage subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has signed on to DataLend for securities finance market data.

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Masakatsu Saito, President and Chief Executive Officer, Securities Co., Ltd., says: “Year after year, trading volume has increased and competition has intensified in the Japanese domestic market, thus it is essential to know trends of market and other companies. We believe that we can contribute to client revenue by performing ratings referencing DataLend data.”

DataLend, the market data division of securities finance trading and post-trade service provider EquiLend, operates on a give-to-get basis, whereby clients must supply their securities finance transaction data in order to access DataLend’s aggregated industry data in return. This results in a robust and comprehensive data set with coverage from all markets and asset classes around the globe.

“We are thrilled to welcome, a leading e-broker active in the securities finance market inJapan, as a client of DataLend,” says Brian Lamb, CEO of EquiLend. “ joins dozens of clients around the globe accessing DataLend’s comprehensive regional and global securities finance data. DataLend is committed to being the leading securities finance market data provider in Japan and around the globe.”

Japan is the largest market in Asia for securities finance by total on loan value and the sixth largest globally, according to DataLend data.

Abenomics, a series of economic policy reforms in Japan, has driven increased interest in the Japanese market by borrowers domestically and globally. Japan’s eased short-selling restrictions were made permanent in 2013, opening up securities finance opportunities in the market.

About DataLend

DataLend, the securities finance market data division of EquiLend, provides aggregated, anonymized, cleansed and standardized securities finance data covering all asset classes, regions and markets globally. EquiLend is a leading provider of trading and post-trade services for the securities finance industry with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Toronto. EquiLend is backed by 10 global financial institutions: BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Clearing, J.P. Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Northern Trust, State Street and UBS.

About Securities Co., Ltd. Securities Co., Ltd., founded in 1999, is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group headquartered in Tokyo. offers products including securities, options, futures, foreign exchange, investment trusts and so on.

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May 21, 2015 at 3:39 pm

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Buhler Secures Rice Processing Contracts in Excess of USD 100 Million in SE Asia and Opens New Manufacturing Facilities

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BANGKOK, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Capitalising on the increasing demand for rice in SE Asia, the Buhler Group, a leader in rice processing and optical sorting solutions has reaffirmed its position as the first choice technology partner for rice processing and reprocessing across South East Asia with orders in excess of USD 100 million.

Buhler’s renewed strategic focus across SE Asia marks a significant 24 months in the company’s continuing expansion in rice processing as well as consolidating its global position as processing technology partner of choice in all of the world’s most important rice producing markets. The company has been awarded major contracts by the largest rice processors and reprocessors across Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam,Philippines, Malaysia and Myanmar – including Merry Rice, Crystal Rice, Siam Parboiled and TPS Group – to increase the cost effectiveness and environmental efficiency of its rice processing lines.

Working with rice processors and reprocessors in the region, Buhler offers and develops new market optimised rice processing solutions that add value for its customers through improved yield, performance and efficiency. It also looks to increase awareness of food-safe rice mills to ensure hygienic and safe food for consumers.

Buhler has experienced significant growth in the region, where over USD 100 million worth of business was conducted, with particular success gained in Thailand. This marked a record period, partly thanks to a smaller number of larger contracts, including the company’s largest ever contract for rice processing for Merry Rice, globally valued at over USD 40 million.

Additional contracts confirmed include the first complete rice mill in Vietnam for Phung Hoang, capable of processing 400 tonnes a day. A complete paddy processing plant in Malaysia for Kilang Beras Pek Choo Keok Sdn. Bhd and two complete paddy processing plants in Myanmar for Nine Seas and Yoma Sun. Crystal Rice inCambodia has also started production and Siam Parboiled in Thailand is in the advanced stages of installation.

Significant product launches in 2014 have also helped grow Buhler’s reach across SE Asia including the new SORTEX S UltraVision™ optical sorting machine – widely regarded as the most technologically advanced, intelligent optical sorter available for rice.

Buhler will continue to extend its reach and presence in the region by completing existing projects and securing new ones. It has developed a fully-fledged factory in Vietnam and has built an accessory workshop in Indonesia. Demonstrating Buhler’s commitment to its customers across the region, it continues to actively build its channels for single machine sales and is establishing country focused technology teams in most of the countries in SE Asia.

To read more about the success of Buhler in South East Asia and a breakdown of projects completed acrossThailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and Myanmar, please read the release in full here:

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May 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

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JLL increases reach of Corporate Solutions business in Asia Pacific with Australia acquisition

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— Combined businesses of JLL and Five D will manage almost 10 million square metres of property and facilities

SINGAPORE, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Global real estate services firm JLL has increased the reach of its Corporate Solutions business in Asia Pacific, with the acquisition of Australia’s largest privately owned corporate real estate firm, Five D.

The combined businesses will span almost 10 million square metres of property and facilities under management across Australia, for over 11,000 sites, with nearly 1,000 staff providing integrated facilities management (IFM) services to 60 corporate clients.

JLL established its Corporate Solutions business in Asia Pacific 15 years ago. Five D was established in 2003 and was Australia’s largest privately owned corporate real estate outsourced service provider. The current CEO of Five D, Steve Mackintosh will take a leading role at JLL, as Chief Operating Officer for IFM Australasia.

Jordi Martin, CEO Corporate Solutions, Asia Pacific said, “This acquisition supports JLL’s global and regional growth strategies, by seeking out compatible companies which will strengthen the business in new sectors and geographies, providing the right talent and cultural alignment to contribute to the firm’s financial performance.

“The addition of Five D, which has an impressive track record, will increase the scale of our corporate real estate business in Australia and Asia Pacific, adding a further 200 people to our talent pool and providing increased value to shareholders and clients,” said Mr Martin.

JLL’s Managing Director, IFM Australasia, Chris Hunt said, “Between the two firms, we will provide building facilities management services that create and maintain great places to work for more than 1 million Australians going to work every day.

“This new partnership will reinforce our existing core business, particularly in the federal and state government sectors. Both firms have been providing property services to government departments and agencies for a number of years.

“It also will expand JLL into new sectors such as childcare and not-for-profit in which Five D has strongly established services,” said Mr Hunt.

Steve Mackintosh, CEO of Five D who moves into the role of COO, IFM Australasia for JLL, said, “Our move to JLL offers opportunities for our people to work with major domestic Australian brands such as ANZ, Telstra, Qantas and Westpac, which JLL has established relationships with.

“We bring strong corporate relationships in major CBD markets and regional Australia and now we will be able to benefit from the global reach of JLL and the increased pool of knowledge the firm offers through its 230 corporate offices in 80 countries,” said Mr Mackintosh.

Five D is being acquired as a wholly owned Jones Lang LaSalle company.  There will be an initial 100 day transition plan to integrate the two businesses.


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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $55.3 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 30,000 employees operating in 80 offices in 16 countries across the region.

We were the first global commercial property firm to establish an Australian presence in 1958 and currently employ over 1,800 employees throughout our 10 offices across the country. The firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy’ in seven Asia Pacific countries at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2014, and won nineAsia Pacific awards in the Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2013.

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May 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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Pace of Digital Innovation Quickens; Large Companies Struggle to Keep Up, Says Harvey Nash CIO Survey in Association With KPMG

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LONDON, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Big data analytics jumps to No.1 in demand skill, big growth in CDO roles

Digital innovation is dominating the agenda of technology leaders, but many companies are struggling to manage it, according to the Harvey Nash 2015 CIO Survey in association with KPMG. The pace of digital and the race to innovate has left many organisations lacking an enterprise-wide digital strategy and desperately seeking to acquire the right skills. Despite efforts to close the skills gap, this year skills concerns are running one third higher than in 2013. The demand for big data analytic skills has leapt to the number one most-needed skill, skyrocketing to almost six times higher than the next-most-scarce skill, change management.

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Two thirds (66 percent) of CIOs report digital disruption [change resulting from digital technologies that disrupt established business models] as a very significant change to their business, driving them to create new business models and bring new products and services to market faster than before.

Globally, large companies report being at a disadvantage when it comes to digital, with only 17 percent of them saying they believe they’ll do ‘much better’ than competitors in managing digital disruption, compared to 35 percent of small organisations. Only one in ten CIOs believe their organisation will be unaffected by digital disruption in the coming years.

After receiving a record number of responses from nearly 4,000 IT leaders from more than 50 countries and capturing more than a quarter million data points, it is believed this is now the largest survey of IT leadership in the world.

See full press release here

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May 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm

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CenturyLink receives recognition in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide

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MONROE, La. /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced it has been positioned by industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. as a visionary in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, report.

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“In the fast-moving cloud market, CenturyLink continues to differentiate in hybrid IT innovation with our advanced cloud services and complementary agile infrastructure, network and managed services,” said Jared Wray, senior vice president, platforms, at CenturyLink. “The velocity of our cloud innovation continues to intensify, with our agile DevOps approach delivering new features and functionality that delight our customers.”

With the recent acquisitions of Orchestrate, Cognilytics and DataGardens, as well as global expansions of itscloud node locations and data center footprint, CenturyLink continues to advance its managed services, cloud and colocation offerings for enterprises.

Gartner analysts Lydia Leong, Douglas Toombs and Bob Gill authored the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide, report, published on May 18, 2015. Evaluation for the report was based on vendors’ completeness of vision and ability to execute.

About CenturyLink
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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May 21, 2015 at 12:13 pm

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Broadridge Expands Wealth Management Business with Two New Executives

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— Liz Pedersen joins from UBS as SVP of wealth managed services and Traci Mabrey joins from Thomson Reuters as head of wealth solutions

LAKE SUCCESS, New York /PRNewswire/ — Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) today announced the appointments of Liz Pedersen as senior vice president of wealth managed services andTraci Mabrey as head of wealth solutions.

In her new role, Pedersen will oversee wealth management operations strategy and managed service, which currently supports 24 clients including 150 introducing brokers. Additionally, Mabrey will oversee the wealth solutions strategy and product management for Broadridge’s Global Technology and Operations business, which delivers a suite of front-office to back-office solutions to leading wealth management firms.

Pedersen joins Broadridge from UBS where she was a managing director and co-head of the securities services group, overseeing global post-trade processing. Pedersen brings 30 years’ experience in brokerage operations. Prior to UBS, she held positions at Merrill Lynch and is a recognized leader in the wealth management industry. Pedersen has served on SIFMA committees including the SIFMA Private Client Group Committee.

Mabrey joins Broadridge from Thomson Reuters where she was most recently head of wealth management market development. She brings 15 years of wealth management experience, specifically in business and technology solutions for financial services firms. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Mabrey worked at Pershing and Piper Jaffrey and is also actively involved in SIFMA.

“Wealth management is a key strategic priority for Broadridge,” said Charlie Marchesani, president, Global Technology and Operations. “These appointments add additional talent to our strong leadership team and demonstrate Broadridge’s commitment to supporting our clients in growing their wealth management business and better serving their customers.”

Broadridge offers a full suite of solutions that enables broker-dealers and their advisers to meet the increasingly diverse and individualized needs of investors through a highly flexible, future-ready operating platform. Today, Broadridge services five of the top 10 U.S. online brokers, and its platforms support approximately 80,000 financial advisers globally.

About Broadridge

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge’s investor communications, securities processing and business process outsourcing solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities.  With over 50 years of experience, Broadridge’s infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90% of public companies and mutual funds in North America, and processes more than $5 trillion in fixed income and equity trades per day.  Broadridge employs approximately 6,700 full-time associates in 14 countries.

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May 21, 2015 at 11:55 am

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