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Taisys Partners Up with China Mobile Hong Kong in Launching the Mainland China-Hong Kong 1-Card-2-Number Plan

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TAIPEI,/PRNewswire/ — In partnership with China Mobile Hong Kong, Taisys’ slimduet® platform now offers “Mainland China-Hong Kong 1-Card-2-Number” voice and data service plan.  Cross-border travelers no longer need to purchase individual prepaid SIM for mainland China and for Hong Kong.  Through the slimduet® APP, traveler can purchase and download this service plan with both a mainland China and a Hong Kong number embedded.  Both numbers are on standby at all times and charges from each number are deducted from the same account balance.

According to statistics, approximately 600,000 cross-border travel between mainland China and Hong Kong occurs on a daily basis.  Frequent travel incurs high roaming charges, and in order to lower costs, travelers opt for switching between two local SIM cards.  Not only are SIM cards easily lost during the swap, accounts need to be recharged individually, and you run the risk of missing important calls and having service terminated if you forget to recharge your account in time.

To better serve travelers who cross-border between mainland China and Hong Kong, Taisys is launching the “Mainland ChinaHong Kong 1-Card-2-Number” service.  By subscribing to the plan through the slimduet APP, you will acquire two numbers — one for mainland China and another one for Hong Kong.  Charges to both numbers will be deducted from the same account and both numbers are on standby with its roaming capability.  Regardless of your location, voice calls and SMS can be received on either number, allowing you to never miss family communication or business opportunities.

Conventionally, mobile operators provide international roaming services only for their own subscribers and at an expensive rate.  slimduet® allows customer to attach slimduet’s thin SIM onto their original SIM card, and customer can download voice and data service plans of different countries through the slimduet® APP.  One SIM can be loaded with multiple numbers and compatible on both Android and iOS devices.  With slimduet’s® unique thin SIM, users need not worry about losing the original SIM card when switching to local prepaid SIM.

Taisys made the “Mainland ChinaHong Kong 1-Card-2-Number” service available on the slimduet® platform from July 13th.  To purchase slimduet® thin SIM, please visit slimduet’s® website at https://www.slimduet.net/en

*Adhering to Chinese telecommunications regulation, the package above is not available in mainland China.

Lotus Lin
Tel:+886-22627-0927ext.6005
E-mail: lotus.lin@taisys.com

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July 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

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Indra Suharjono Named CEO of Next Media Animation

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HONG KONG and TAIPEI/PRNewswire/ —  Next Media Animation (NMA) today announced that Indra Suharjono will join NMA as its CEO based in Taiwan. Effective immediately, Suharjono will be responsible in driving and delivering on the growth plans of the company and to establish NMA as the premier animation studio inAsia and home to creators worldwide. Suharjono will succeed Kith Ng, who will join the board of NMA and focus on NMA productions and new technology with the Media Lab.

Indra Suharjono as new CEO of Next Media Animation
Indra Suharjono as new CEO of Next Media Animation

Today’s announcement was made by Jimmy Lai, to whom Suharjono will report.

“Indra brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Next Media Animation and will be a tremendous asset in realizing our goals as we enter into our next phase of growth,” commented Jimmy Lai, Chairman of Next Media Animation. “We are aggressively moving forward with plans to grow our animation production in the kids’ space and Indra has the relationships and acumen to help drive this expansion. She will be a perfect complement to our NMA team.”

Building on Next Media Animation’s existing successful business, Suharjono will be working with creators to develop animation for Asia and the rest of the world in time, on model and on budget.

Suharjono is one of the leading media executives in the Asia Pacific region with a consistent record of successful accomplishments and hundreds of millions of dollars in retail, ad sales and distribution revenue specializing in the kids & family, and youth entertainment space. From 2005 to 2014 Indra rose through Viacom International Media Networks Asia from Vice President of Consumer Products to lead all of Viacom International Media Networks’ as Executive Vice President & MD. Overseeing such giant network properties as MTV, MTV Live, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and Comedy Central Brands, Suharjono ran a business seen in over 242 million middle and high-income households in Asia.

From 2001 to 2004 Suharjono was Vice-President and Deputy General Manager, Asia Pacific with Turner Entertainment Networks Asia, Inc., where she oversaw Cartoon Network and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). From 1992 to 2001 Indra worked with US studio giant Warner Bros., rising from Marketing Manager, overseeing advertising and promotion of theatrical releases, to Regional Head of Marketing & Creative Services of Consumer Products for Asia.

About Next Media Animation

Next Media Animation is one of the largest 3D computer animation studios in Asia, with more than 500 creators and animators based in Taipei, Taiwan. NMA additionally has offices in Hong Kong, Japan, and the United States. NMA is also the fastest 3D animation studio in the world. NMA is focused on creating, developing, and funding innovative and creative projects including high-quality entertainment contents across multiple media platforms and distribution channels all in a fraction of time it takes traditional studio to do.

Known around the world for its daily CG animated news stories with millions of followers; NMA is one of the few fully digital content studios in Asia. The studio handles every step of the 3D animation content workflow: from storyboard to real-time 3D production to CG animation. NMA’s vision is to provide more interactive entertainment content through key distribution channels in the fastest time. Next Media Animation opens a new world of rich entertainment experiences to a rapidly mobile worldwide community.

www.nextmediaanimation.com

Media Contact:

Jessica Wu
+886-26601-3684
International Marketing Manager
jessicawu@nma.com.tw

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Source: Next Media Animation

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July 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

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Taisys Partners Up with Chunghwa Telecom in Launching the Taiwan 5 Day Unlimited Data Service Plan

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TAIPEI /PRNewswire/ — Taisys is in partnership with Taiwanese telecom giant, Chunghwa telecom, to launch the Taiwan 5 Day 4G Prepaid Plan with voice and data service on the slimduet® Platform. Travelers toTaiwan can purchase the mobile service plan through the slimduet® APP and receive the number by over-the-air download and enjoy Chunghwa Telecom’s Taiwan 5 day unlimited data service.

As the summer travel season has arrived, Taiwan is receiving an influx of foreign visitors, with the most coming from mainland China. According to the Tourism Bureau, Taiwan saw 9.9 million visitors in 2014, a 23.63% annual increase. And Taisys, targeting the tourism boom, is now in collaboration with Chunghwa Telecom in launching Chunghwa’s 5 Day 4G Prepaid Plan. Through the partnership with Taisys, Chunghwa Telecom can now provide visitors prior to arrival, a preferred service plan in a convenient and hassle-free way.

The 5 Day 4G Prepaid Plan is suitable for short-term visit or business travel to Taiwan, retails at USD 17 with unlimited data usage for 5 days, NTD 300 to use on voice calls, and complimentary Chunghwa Telecom Wi-Fi connection. The prepaid service will be activated upon first call, and never worry about data usage or lining up at the airport to subscribe to local mobile service.

Users of the slimduet® service do not need to switch SIM cards to enjoy one SIM with multiple numbers for multiple countries. Switching between numbers is easy and truly actualizes a one-SIM-for-the-world concept. By attaching the slimduet® thin SIM onto the original SIM card, one can over-the-air download multiple voice and data service plans from different countries. Service plans on the slimduet® platform are mainly provided by local mobile operators, travelers enjoy quality network connection at a local prepaid rate and save on time and money.

Please visit slimduet website at www.slimduet.net for more information.

Taisys media contact:
Lotus Lin
Tel: +886-2-2627-0927 ext. 6005
E-mail: lotus.lin@taisys.com

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July 23, 2015 at 3:31 pm

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Novogen Appoints Iain Ross as Acting CEO and Re-appoints Him to the Board

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Novogen Limited (ASX:NRT; NASDAQ: NVGN), a US-Australian drug development company, today announced the appointment to the Board of Iain Ross, an experienced multi-national pharmaceutical and biotechnology executive. Mr Ross, a former director of Novogen Limited will re-join the Board with immediate effect and take on the role of Acting Chief Executive until a permanent appointment is made.

Mr Ross is currently Chairman of Premier Veterinary Group PLC (formerly Ark Therapeutics PLC), a non-executive director of Amarantus Bioscience Holdings Inc and a non-executive director for ASX-listed companies Anatara Lifesciences Ltd, Benitec Biopharma Ltd and Tissue Therapies Ltd.

Following a career with multinational companies, Sandoz AG, Hoffman La Roche and Celltech Group plc, Mr Ross has over the past 20 years undertaken a number of company start-ups, turnarounds and exits as a Board member on behalf of private equity groups and banks. These include Quadrant Healthcare PLC (sold to Elan); Eden BioDesign (sold to Watson Pharmaceuticals); Phadia AB (sold to Cinven); SR Pharma PLC (merged with Atugen AG to form Silence Therapeutics PLC) Allergy Therapeutics Limited (prepared for IPO); and Ark Therapeutics PLC (subsidiaries sold off to private equity and a new business reversed in to form Premier Veterinary Group PLC).

Mr Ross brings to this role an impressive track record which includes multiple financing transactions, having raised more than GBP250m, both publicly and privately, as well as extensive experience in divestments and strategic restructures and more than 20 years in cross border management as a Chairman and CEO. He has led and participated in five IPOs on the London and Australian Stock Exchanges and two up-listings to NASDAQ, and has direct experience of M&A transactions in Europe, the US and Pacific Rim. He is a qualified Chartered Director and Vice Chairman of the Council of Royal Holloway, London University.

Iain Ross said he was extremely pleased to be able to re-join the Board of Novogen at a time when the Company is making great progress on all fronts.

“The management team is extremely capable and experienced and I look forward to working again in particular with Dr Andrew Heaton, who was responsible for the discovery of the super-benzopyran technology platform, Dr Justine Stehn, who along with Professor Peter Gunning are responsible for out anti-tropomyosin assets and the Company’s CSO Dr David Brown,” Mr Ross said.

“Novogen has an outstanding team of scientists, a strong management group and an experienced and committed Board of Directors. My goal in the short term is to bring focus and clarity to the organisation, whilst finding the best person to lead the Company going forward. We intend to keep shareholders fully informed during this transition.”

Interim Chairman, Ian Phillips, added, “I am pleased we have been able to persuade Iain to re-join the Novogen Board and that he has agreed to take on the role of Acting CEO. We have initiated a worldwide search for a permanent appointment.”

About Novogen

Novogen is a public, Australian-US drug development company whose shares trade on both The Australian Securities Exchange (NRT) and NASDAQ (NVGN). The Novogen group includes US-based, CanTx Inc, a joint venture company with Yale University. Novogen has two drug technology platforms (the super-benzopyrans (SBPs) and anti-tropomyosins (ATMs)) yielding drug candidates that are first-in-class with potential application across a range of cancers. Given the encouraging data from in vitro and in vivo pre-clinical Proof-of-Concept studies in the field of Oncology, our immediate focus is to bring our lead Oncology drug candidates Cantrixil, Anisina and Trilexium into the clinic in 2016 pending successful completion of their respective toxicology programs. Ovarian cancer, colorectal cancer, malignant ascites, prostate cancer, neural cancers (glioblastoma, neuroblastoma in children) and melanoma are the potential clinical indications being pursued, with the ultimate objective of employing both technologies as a unified approach to therapy.

For more information, please visit www.novogen.com.

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July 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm

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Market demand drives CenturyLink global data center expansions

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MONROE, La. /PRNewswire/ — CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced the growth of its global data center footprint to meet continued market demand. In the first half of 2015, CenturyLink completed data center expansion projects in six markets: Boston, London, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix, Seattle andWashington, D.C. The company also grew its market presence into Australia and central Washington.

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The expansions add approximately 10.8 megawatts of critical capacity, bringing CenturyLink’s global data center capacity to more than 185 megawatts. The expanded facilities are built to support up to an additional 35 megawatts to meet future market demand.

“As enterprises increasingly consolidate their on-premise and sprawling data center infrastructures, and move workloads to the cloud, they want outsourcing options that are flexible, reliable and in specific geographic regions,” said Drew Leonard, vice president of colocation product management at CenturyLink. “Many of our customers are turning to CenturyLink as their strategic partner as they move toward hybrid IT environments to help manage their legacy and cloud workloads. This allows them to focus on objectives tied to business goals instead of worrying about IT infrastructure operations.”

Additionally, CenturyLink expanded its reach in the Asia-Pacific region to address growing customer demand by expanding the company’s public cloud platform to the Asia-Pacific market and partnering with a data center service provider within five Australian markets.

“CenturyLink continues to invest in meeting the increasing demands of our customers, including exploring new green technologies and expansion options in new and existing data center markets,” Leonard said. “Our customers know we are resolute in our commitment to keeping their businesses operating 24/7.”

The company also continued to execute on its green energy initiatives by offering alternative energy options to customers through a new hydro-powered facility in central Washington, incorporating Bloom fuel cell technologyinto the Irvine, Calif., facility, and achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for the Minneapolis-St. Paul data center expansion. CenturyLink also participates in carbon-reducing initiatives, including Climate Change Agreements (CCA) in the United Kingdom and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in the United States.

CenturyLink is committed to providing operational excellence in all of its data centers worldwide.  The company received the Network World Asia Data Center Infrastructure Management award in 2015, and has completed and passed 12 Uptime Institute Management and Operations (M&O) audits in the past six months. All of the company’s data centers are expected to be M&O certified by the end of 2016.

CenturyLink currently offers more than 2.6 million square feet of gross raised floor space throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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.

Source: CenturyLink, Inc.

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July 23, 2015 at 12:19 pm

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Secured Signing Delivers Online Police Checks for H&R Block

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-H&R Block have broadened their online on boarding process to include a paperless background check that slashes staff and turnaround time.

MELBOURNE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — Every year hundreds of thousands of Australian entrust their tax affairs to H&R Block. For their part, H&R Block take very seriously the trust their customers place in them. A robust selection and recruitment process is a key part of ensuring their people are not only capable and professional but also trustworthy and of good character. Background checks are an important part of the selection process.

Thousands of police checks are performed each year using the Federal Government’s CrimTrac service. For H&R Block managers, the paper process involved printing a multipage consent form and asking the employee to complete, sign and return it. In many cases it took some follow up to get the form completed properly and returned.  The form was then faxed to PeopleCheck, the accredited broker H&R Block partner with to perform CrimTrac searches. In all, the process could consume 20 minutes of effort per employee and typically took a day or two to get a result.

H&R Block transitioned to an online process to digitally sign employment contracts in 2014.  The success of this initial project realised such a clear benefit it was expanded to cover the entire on boarding process including an electronic tax file number (TFN) declaration. So it was natural to once again work with Secured Signing to deliver a paperless police check.

The solution provided by Secured Signing allows the H&R Block manager to invite the employee to fill and digitally sign the consent form online. The form can be filled in a web browser on any device without the need to download software. This anytime, anywhere access is convenient for the employee and translates to faster turnaround. All mandatory fields must be filled before the employee can sign the form ensuring it is complete the first time around and removing all the wasted effort of following up incomplete paper forms.

Bill Cashman, HR Manager, H&R Block estimates the online process takes as little as 25% of the effort compared to the paper process. “Bringing the background check process online as well as the broader reduction in paperwork we have achieved with Secured Signing has been a dramatic improvement in the work life of our team.”

The completed consent forms are batched and submitted directly to PeopleCheck as an XML data file that is loaded directly into the CrimTrac search system. Staff no longer need to manually rekey data from the consent form. “For a client like H&R Block that submit large numbers of background checks with a very tight timeframe, receiving the data in an electronic form compatible with CrimTrac is a great time saver,” said Summa McCosker, Managing Director, PeopleCheck.

This also translates to benefits for H&R Block with the response time from PeopleCheck reducing from days to just hours. “Getting rid of the paperwork in the police check process has seen a significant increase in the speed of the process and reducing the lead times in bringing new people onboard,” observed Mr. Cashman.

“It is great to be able to deliver a solution that provides such clear benefits to all parties,” said Mike Eyal, Managing Director, Secured Signing. “Digital Signature solutions provide that rare win-win situation where a more secure and reliable outcome is also simpler and quicker. It is difficult to understand why documents are still being printed to sign or signature images that provide no authenticity or reliability pasted into electronic documents.”

About Secured Signing

Secured Signing provides a comprehensive and secure SaaS digital signature service that delivers a full range of form completion and eSigning capabilities combining advanced personalised PKI Digital Signature technology with easy-to-use, simple-to-deploy, compliant solutions. Secured Signing enables its users to utilise smartphones, PCs, any tablet device and any browser, to capture their graphical signature, fill-in, sign, seal and verify documents anywhere, anytime. The solution streamlines business processes, cuts back on expenses, expedites delivery cycles, improves staff efficiency and enhances customer service in a green environment. visitwww.securedsigning.com.au

Source: Secured Signing Limited

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July 23, 2015 at 12:12 pm

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Warburg Pincus to Invest INR 1800cr in Piramal Realty; This Will be Amongst the Largest FDI in the Real Estate Sector in India

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MUMBAI /PRNewswire/ — Piramal Realty, the real estate development arm of Piramal Group, today announced that an affiliate of Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing, will invest INR 1800 crore (US$284 million) for a minority stake in the company.

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Founded in 2011, Piramal Realty is a Mumbai based developer that has over 10 million square feet under development in prime areas of Byculla, Thane, Worli, BKC and Mulund.

Commenting on the transaction, Anand Piramal, Piramal Group’s Executive Director, said, “We are proud to partner with one of the world’s leading private equity firms to build India’s most admired real estate company, admired not just for its scale and profitability, but also for its impact on the lives of its customers and the progress of our country.” The capital raised will be used to expand Piramal Realty’s portfolio and acquire marquee land parcels in and around Mumbai.

Niten Malhan, Co-Head of India, Warburg Pincus, stated, “Warburg Pincus invests in companies with high growth potential and believes that Piramal Realty is best positioned to achieve leadership in one of the world’s most attractive real estate markets. Piramal Group’s strengths such as its strong values, its track record of creating long term value for stakeholders, its trusted brand, its ability to recruit great people, its emphasis on customer centricity and its reputation as strong deal makers are some of the reasons why the firm chose to invest in Piramal Realty.”

Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group, added, “We are delighted to partner with Warburg Pincus for a second time: the first was when they invested in Piramal Healthcare in 1997, and now with Piramal Realty. Warburg Pincus’ investment and expertise will raise the level of real estate in India to international standards, as it has done in other industries such as telecom, financial services and pharmaceuticals.”

Piramal Realty aspires to be the gold standard in design, quality, safety and customer centricity in both residential and commercial real estate. It works with some of the world’s leading architectural practices such as KPF, Fosters, SOM and Make and leading contractors such as L&T and Eversendai. Its board includes Deepak Parekh (Chairman, HDFC), Nitin Nohria (Dean, Harvard Business School), Robert Booth (former CEO, EMAAR) and Subbu Narayanswamy (Director, Real Estate/Infrastructure practice, McKinsey). Piramal Realty’s developments while being cutting edge and contemporary, will also embrace a more intuitive definition of luxury, which celebrates nature, greenery, space, light, ventilation, art, culture and community living.

About Warburg Pincus

Warburg Pincus is a leading global private equity firm focused on growth investing. The firm has more thanUS$35 billion in assets under management. The firm’s active portfolio of more than 120 companies is highly diversified by stage, sector and geography. Warburg Pincus is an experienced partner to management teams seeking to build durable companies with sustainable value. Founded in 1966, Warburg Pincus has raised 14 private equity funds which have invested more than US$50 billion in over 720 companies in more than 35 countries. The firm’s past and current investments in India include Ambuja Cements, Au Financiers, Bharti Airtel, Dainik Bhaskar, Diligent Power, Capital First, Gangavaram Port, Havells, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Kalyan Jewellers, Lemontree Hotels, Max India, Metropolis Healthcare, Piramal Healthcare, and Sintex. The firm is headquartered in New York with offices in Amsterdam, Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London,Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mumbai, San Francisco, Sao Paulo and Shanghai. For more information, visit http://www.warburgpincus.com.

About the Piramal Group

Piramal Group is one of India’s leading conglomerates with interests in pharmaceuticals, financial services, information management, glass packaging and real estate. It is founded by Ajay Piramal and has a market value in excess of US$5 billion. Driven by its core values of knowledge, action and care, the group’s mission is ‘doing well and doing good’. Piramal Foundation, the philanthropic arm, has initiatives in healthcare, education, water and women empowerment across 19 states of India.

For more information about Piramal Realty, please visit http://www.piramalrealty.com

For media enquiries, please contact:
Piramal Enterprises
Akansha Pradhan / Riddhi Goradia
Corporate Communications,
Piramal Group
Contact: +91 22 3351 4082 / 4083
akansha.pradhan@piramal.com
riddhi.goradia@piramal.com

Public Relations Consultant
Sunayan Shahani
sunayan.shahani@mslgroup.com
Tel: +91-22- 3368 0324
M: +91 9833172756

Warburg Pincus
Malini Roy
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
malini@cdr-india.com
M: +91 9920549085

Source: Piramal Realty

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July 23, 2015 at 12:04 pm

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High Impact LIW Leadership Breakthrough Program Wins EFMD Gold Award for Talent Development

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SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — EFMD has awarded LIW and Cisco’s Leadership Breakthrough program the gold ‘Excellence in Practice’ award for talent development. The program has delivered $4bn in potential revenue for Cisco and a 30% performance improvement for participants.

Leadership Breakthrough was developed for high-potential Directors and Principal Engineers to enable them to drive Cisco’s transformation from hardware company to software and solutions leader. Cisco partnered with LIW, a global leadership consulting and development firm, to build a highly customised program that would help its senior leaders enable this change.

Key elements of the program include:

  • Facilitated conversations between participants and their managers to set development goals.
  • A 3.5 day ‘hot house’ – a customised leadership simulation including actor role plays.
  • A 2 day ‘cool box’ focusing on leading self and leading others
  • Action learning projects – working as teams on key organisational opportunities

Key impact metrics include:

  • 30% performance improvement reported by participants
  • $4bn in potential revenue identified through Action Learning Projects from a single cohort.
  • Participants reported improved performance in collaboration and team engagement to leverage organisation-wide opportunities to offer full solutions to clients

The EFMD Excellence in Practice Awards (EIP) recognise effective and impactful Leadership and Development interventions between partner organisations.

Quotes

“LIW and Cisco have been working together for over ten years, identifying and developing leadership strategies and capabilities to deliver Cisco’s business goals. That collaboration extends globally from Engineering to Sales and from executives to frontline leaders. We are delighted that the Leadership Breakthrough program has been recognised for the impact it delivers to the business through challenging high potential leaders to drive innovation and change in Cisco.” – Pia Lee, CEO, LIW

“Cisco is committed to investing in the development of our employees and creating an environment of continuous learning and skill development. Our Leadership Breakthrough program is one way we support the development of our leaders, for today and tomorrow, in our Engineering organization. We are honoured to be recognized for this program along with our partner the LIW organization.” – Christine Bastian, VP, HR Lead for Engineering, Cisco

“Based on a longstanding relationship with LIW, a global leadership consulting and development firm, the partners designed and implemented a highly customised program including clearly desired behaviour descriptors, a vast variety of learning tools from simulation to action learning projects, refreshers and application coaching. A systematic evaluation of participants’ learnings and business outcomes at each stage of the program combined quantitative and qualitative measurement methods. They showed remarkable improvement on both individual behavioural and team performance improvements as well as a major business impact through project revenue opportunity.” Bernadette Conraths, EFMD Senior Advisor and jury member

Background Information

LIW and Cisco’s complete submission for the EIP Award can be found at: LIW EFMD Submission

About LIW

LIW is a global leadership consultancy committed to delivering immediate and sustainable business impact through aligned leadership, rather than individual leaders. Information about LIW can be found at: www.liw3.com

About Cisco

Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at www.cisco.com.

About EFMD

The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) is a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management and development.  Information about EFMD can be found at: www.efmd.org

Press contact:

Eve Chaloner, LIW
eve.chaloner@liw3.com
Tel: +61-2-9968-2777

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July 23, 2015 at 12:03 pm

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EF Education First Launches Travelmoji – An Emoji Keyboard Dedicated to Summer, Travel, Sun and Fun

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ZURICH /PRNewswire/ — Today, EF Education First (EF), world leader in international education, launches “Travelmoji”, an emoji keyboard for mobile devices dedicated to all things travel and summer. With Travelmoji, users will be able to bring their adventures around the world to life using one-of-a-kind and eye-catching emojis. For EF, Travelmoji is yet another step in easing communication between different nationalities.

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“Emojis constitute a truly universal language, surpassing language barriers, and this is what EF is all about – to break barriers of language and making it possible for people of all nationalities to find common ground and communicate,” says Jesper Bergendal, Executive Vice President of Marketing at EF Education First.

Travelmoji (http://www.travelmoji.com) consists of a series of emojis – from airplanes to sunglasses, flamingos and famous sights. EF will continue to add new emojis, such as exciting destinations and seasonal updates, and will thus continuously increase the keyboard’s vocabulary and usefulness.

The launch of Travelmoji is linked to EF’s Summer Music Festival, Summeranza, headlined by superstar Charli XCX and welcoming 6000 study abroad students from all over the world. A custom Summeranza emoji category has therefore been included in the Travelmoji keyboard.

Travelmoji is available from Google Play (Android) and App Store (iOS).

About EF Education First

Established in 1965 with the mission to open the world through education, EF Education First (EF) is the world’s leading international education company. EF (http://www.ef.com) has helped millions of students learn a new language and travel abroad. With a network of 500 schools and offices worldwide, EF specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degrees, and cultural exchange programs. EF publishes the annual EF English Proficiency Index (http://www.ef.com/epi), which measures the English ability of adults in countries across the world. EF recently released the EF Standard English Test (http://www.efset.org ), the world’s first free standardized English test.

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July 23, 2015 at 11:42 am

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High-Quality IT Infrastructure Products Now Available from Chatsworth Products’ German Manufacturing Location

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-New Site Expands Existing Global Manufacturing Capabilities

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, England /PRNewswire/ — To better serve the growing demands of both local and global customers based in Europe, Chatsworth Products (CPI) has increased its European production capacity by setting up a manufacturing location in Ellwangen, Germany.

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Since 1991, CPI has been a trusted source for network and data center infrastructure solutions that support IT equipment with quality and integrity. This new facility will assist IT professionals by quickly delivering products that seamlessly work together for total network support.

At the new Germany location, CPI will manufacture the TeraFrame® and GlobalFrame® family of cabinets, as well as accessories, which will complement the existing European-based production facility for Racks, Cable Management and Cable Runway product lines.

“We are delighted that CPI customers in Europe can now enjoy improved lead times and product availability with the same high level of quality and innovation that CPI is recognized for around the world,” commented Julian Riley, CPI’s Area Sales Director for Europe.

In addition to Europe, CPI provides global sales, customer service and technical support, as well as manufacturing capabilities to customers in North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

For more information, contact a local CPI Sales Representative, or visit the website.

About Chatsworth Products
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) is a global provider of quality voice and data solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment, providing innovation, configurability and value. CPI operates global offices withinthe United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates and China, as well as manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia.

For more information about CPI, visit www.chatsworth.com.

CPI does not accept liability for any errors or omissions and reserves the right to change information and descriptions of listed services and products.

©2015 Chatsworth Products, Inc. All rights reserved. Chatsworth Products, CPI, CPI Passive Cooling, eConnect, MegaFrame, Saf-T-Grip, Seismic Frame, SlimFrame, TeraFrame, GlobalFrame, Cube-iT Plus, Evolution, OnTrac, QuadraRack and Velocity are federally registered trademarks of Chatsworth Products. Simply Efficient is a trademark of Chatsworth Products. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

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