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Globe Telecom, First to Offer Disney Mobile in SEA

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-Globe myStarter Plan launches with Disney Mobile smartphones

MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — Today, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and the Philippines’ number one mobile brand Globe Telecom announced the launch of Southeast Asia’s first Disney Mobile smartphone. Globe Telecom will be the first telco in Southeast Asia to offer Disney Mobile smartphones through its new myStarter postpaid plans for as low as P750 per month.

Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan announces launch of Disney Mobile with the Philippines as the first country and Globe as the first telco to carry it in Southeast Asia
Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan announces launch of Disney Mobile with the Philippines as the first country and Globe as the first telco to carry it in Southeast Asia

Created especially for the trendsetting Disney fans and themed around popular Disney franchises, these smartphones carry the signature aesthetic of the Disney brand from its lively colors to matching themed accessories. The first Disney Mobile range for the Philippines comes in 3 themes — Mickey Mouse, Frozen and Disney Princess.

Apart from its adorable hardware design, each device is packed with custom content that is sure to bring the fun and magic of Disney right in the palm of one’s hand. The smartphones’ interfaces show tailored app icons, Disney-themed live and static wallpapers, widgets and exclusive re-recordings of famous Disney songs as ringtones, such as It’s A Small World, Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, Part of Your World, and the like. Premium Disney apps are also included in each device and in line with the smartphone theme. These range from Princess Story Theater, Frozen Storybook Deluxe, to Castle of Illusion, among others.

Disney Mobile is an LTE device that gives users access to a whole range of other Disney content such as games, apps, books and the Disney Philippines website.

“The arrival of Disney Mobile in the Philippines is one of the milestones of our multi-year comprehensive partnership with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia. We are thrilled to offer these phones exclusively through our budget-friendly myStarter postpaid plans. Not only do our customers have access to Disney’s interactive content, movie premieres and retail promotions, but also to a device designed after one of the most iconic brands in the world,” says Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business, Dan Horan.

“Disney continues to actively pursue innovative digital media opportunities and provide fans with the best entertainment experience on whatever platform they want. Smartphones have immensely changed the way Filipinos consume entertainment and Disney Mobile allows us to bring our content closer to more fans in a fun and personal way,” said James Gray, General Manager for Disney Interactive, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia.

Alongside Globe and Disney, Cellprime CEO Eric Yu also shared that “We are proud to be working with Disney and Globe Telecom to bring Disney Mobile to the Philippines. With this new exciting partnership, we aim to provide Globe Telecom’s millions of customers with devices that bring them the magic of Disney, every day, through their phones.” Cellprime is the manufacturer of Disney Mobile handsets in the Philippines.

The Disney Mobile device is available exclusively with Globe myStarter postpaid Plan 500 with a P250 monthly cash out that can be charged to the monthly bill.  Customers can go to any Globe store or online to get the plans.

Globe myStarter plans are the new all-in-one budget-friendly plans. Plan 500 is already bundled with a smartphone and comes with unlimited calls and texts to Globe and TM, 300 texts to other networks and 200 MB of data and a smartphone. It is also available on Plan 300 with a smartphone and 300 texts to all networks, 300 minutes to Globe and TM, and 200 MB worth of data.

With the myStarter plans, customers will no longer worry about going over the limit as it guarantees a fixed bill every month and can easily be topped-up when needed. It is also the first postpaid plan that is capable of number portability where customers can opt to retain their prepaid numbers.

The plan also provides free access to Facebook, Viber, and a separate 1 GB data wallet for Spotify Basic.

Disney Mobile smartphones are top quality dual SIM android devices compatible with 4G LTE that runs on a Lollipop operating system. It has a 5″ HD IPS Screen; 13 megapixel (MP) rear camera; 5MP front camera; and 1.2 Quad Core.

In 2015, Globe and Disney entered a comprehensive collaboration to gain access to brand properties of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and global leader in short-form video, Maker Studios.

Globe is the undisputed leader in mobile Postpaid, closing 2015 with revenues at P85.1 billion underpinned by growth in customer base now at 2.4 million, and 55% increase in mobile data revenues year-on-year.

About The Walt Disney Company in Southeast Asia

The Walt Disney Company has been active in Southeast Asia since 1995 when Disney Channel first launched inMalaysia and has grown to five offices in the region (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines) with the headquarters in Singapore, employing close to 280 permanent staff. Disney is one of the most active and largest global entertainment companies in the region with diversified businesses in film, consumer products, publishing, mobile content, television and family entertainment overseeing content from six key brands: Disney, Pixar, Marvel, ESPN, ABC and Lucasfilm.

Television is a key driver in growing the Disney brand in the region. Disney Channels Southeast Asia is responsible for the management, creative development and commercial operations of the three Disney-branded channels available across the region: Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. The company also distributes Disney owned programs and channels to television, mobile, broadband and on-demand platforms to over 20 Southeast Asian providers including terrestrial broadcasters, pay-TV and channels as well as digital platforms.

Studio Entertainment reached new box office heights in 2013 with Marvel’s Iron Man 3 recording the biggest release in history in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. The Avengers released in 2012 is still the biggest movie of all time inSingapore and Philippines.

As one of the world’s largest creators of high-quality digital experiences, Disney Interactive produces interactive entertainment for the whole family including multi-platform video games, online short form video, mobile and social games and digital destinations across all current and emerging media platforms. Entertaining guests of all ages, Disney Interactive’s key products include the video game platform Disney Infinity, top virtual world for kids Club Penguin, popular mobile franchises like Frozen Free Fall and Disney Tsum Tsum, top online destinations for kids, parents and fans including Disney.com, Oh My Disney, and Babble.com and the Disney social network reaching more than 1 billion guests on Facebook.

From apparel and toys to food and stationery, Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the world’s leading licensor and works with over 400 licensees across all product categories in Southeast Asia for all ages and lifestyles. Disney Publishing is active in 6 countries in 6 different languages in Southeast Asia, publishing a diverse range of products in the region including story, activity and e-books, magazines and comics that reach a wide demographic from pre-schoolers to pre-teens and adults.

For more information, please visit www.Disney.ph.

About Maker Studios

Maker Studios is the global leader in online short-form video and the largest content network on YouTube. Maker specializes in reaching millennial audiences across multiple programming genres. Maker’s network includes 55,000 independent creators from more than 100 countries, attracting over 10 billion views per month, with a growing scale driven by its robust technology platform, direct-to-consumer distribution and data analytics. Maker is home to many of the world’s leading online talent and award-winning original programs such as “Epic Rap Battles of History.” Maker Studios is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company and is headquartered in Los Angeles, with operations in New York, London and Singapore. For more information visit www.makerstudios.com.

About Globe Telecom

Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services.  Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow Globe Telecom on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GlobePH and Tattoo at www.facebook.com/GlobeTattoo as well as on Twitter @enjoyglobe and @choosetattoo and Instagram at @enjoyglobe and @choosetattoo.

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March 31, 2016 at 4:41 pm

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Agoda Study Reveals Fastest Growing European Destinations for Asian Travelers

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Agoda, one of the world’s leading accommodation sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), announced today the results of its most recent Travel Smart study, which shows the top growing European destinations for Asian travelers. Though Asian travelers still love Paris andLondon, bookings in smaller European cities are growing at a much faster rate.

Hallstatt is the Fastest Growing European Destination for Asian Travelers (photo source is Shutterstock)
Hallstatt is the Fastest Growing European Destination for Asian Travelers (photo source is Shutterstock)

The study compared millions of hotel bookings made by Agoda travelers in Asia in 2014 and 2015. Hallstatt, Austria, was the fastest growing European destination with more than twice as many bookings in 2015 as the year before, followed by Fussen, Germany and Glasgow, Scotland*.

Top 10 (2014 vs 2015 growth)

1

Austria

Hallstatt

101.4%

2

Germany

Fussen

87.3%

3

United Kingdom

Glasgow

85.1%

4

United Kingdom

Oxford

78.3%

5

Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov

70.7%

6

Germany

Heidelberg

66.9%

7

Austria

Salzburg

63.9%

8

France

Avignon

60.7%

9

Switzerland

Grindelwald

59.5%

10

Switzerland

Interlaken

56.5%

Hallstatt, a beautiful ancient salt mine village and UNESCO world heritage site, has been a popular destination for Chinese tourists for the past few years, so much so that the Chinese built a replica of it in Guangdong in 2012. But it’s not just Chinese tourists anymore. Visitors from all over Asia contributed to its growing popularity.

“Our travelers from Asia are broadening their reach and we are seeing faster growth rates in the types of European destinations people visit after they’ve already been to the bigger cities,” said John Brown, Chief Operating Officer of Agoda.

Number two on the list, Fussen, Germany is home to a fairytale 19th century castle, Neuschwanstein. Castles in general seem to be a popular draw for Asian tourists, as destinations 5, 6 and 7 on the list — Cesky Krumlov, Heidelberg and Salzburg — are also know for theirs.

London and Paris didn’t make the top 10, but the UK and France are still well represented. Glasgow and Oxford took 3 and 4 on the list, while Avignon took the 8th spot.

*The study looked at destinations with more than 1,000 bookings in 2015.

To connect with Agoda.com and learn about special deals and promotions on hotels worldwide, like us on Facebook or follow us on Google+, Instagram, or Pinterest.

PR Contact:
Nico Marco
Public Relations Leader
Nico.Marco@agoda.com

About Agoda Company Pte Ltd:
Agoda Company Pte Ltd (Agoda.com) is a leading Asia-based, online accommodation reservations company, which specializes in securing the lowest discount accommodation prices. Agoda.com is part of The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN). Agoda.com’s network includes more than 750,000 hotels and other accommodation properties worldwide. The multinational staff of more than 2,000 professionals, located throughout the world, provides a first-rate reservation service that uniquely combines local knowledge and local connections to provide the best accommodation deals to both business and leisure travelers.

A member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Agoda.com’s aim is to promote travel by making it more affordable and more accessible to more people. AGODA® is a registered trademark of AGIP LLC, used under license by Agoda Company Pte. Ltd.

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March 31, 2016 at 4:31 pm

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Calypso Adds SA-CCR Module to its Risk & Capital Solution: New calculation engine available as a cloud-based utility service

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SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — Calypso Technology Inc., a leading provider of capital markets software, announced today it is releasing a packaged solution to address the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s new requirement for Counterparty Credit Risk. The solution follows the Basel directive BCBS 279, or “The Standardized Approach for Measuring Counterparty Credit Risk Exposures,” otherwise known as SA-CCR.

The new regulation mandates that all banks globally are required to calculate the standardized approach, even if they also use the advanced approach. The implementation deadline is January 2017.

To enable their clients to meet this tight timeline, Calypso has built a comprehensive SA-CCR calculation engine. It will produce Potential Future Exposure, Exposure-at-Default and all Capital calculations with the full granularity specified by regulations. The calculations themselves include netting within asset classes as well as collateral effects at the counterparty level. The solution is available across the entirety of Capital Market products.

“The many regulatory initiatives specified by Basel have significantly altered the landscape on the Street,” said Pedro Porfirio, Chief Product Officer of Calypso Technology. “The changes in capital calculations that these models will trigger mean that banks need a reliable partner to help manage the transition. Not only do they need a robust calculation engine to help them meet the regulatory deadline, but they face an urgent need to determine how the new rules will impact their business.”

The new SA-CCR solution will be offered as a cloud-based utility service run by Calypso. It can also be installed as an enterprise application on the Calypso platform. “This offering extends our existing suite of utility-based solutions. We feel that the utility business model is the future of finance as the industry continues to standardize,” said Charles Marston, Executive Chairman of Calypso Technology. “However, we understand that each institution has a different IT vision, and we want to provide flexible solutions that work for the entire market,” concluded Marston.

SA-CCR is part of the Calypso Risk & Capital suite which is a comprehensive framework for regulatory calculations across both Market and Counterparty Credit Risk. It builds upon a proven platform for large scale risk calculations to enable financial institutions the clarity they need on capital usage.

About Calypso Technology, Inc.
Calypso Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of cross-asset front-to-back technology solutions for financial markets. It provides customers with a single platform for consolidation, innovation and growth. With 19 years of experience delivering software and services for trading, risk management, processing and accounting, the Calypso solution helps bring simplicity to complex business and technology challenges. Calypso solutions address needs for the capital markets, investment management, clearing, collateral, treasury and liquidity. Clients can benefit from greater efficiency, improved risk management, better allocation of capital, faster regulatory compliance, quicker time to market and reduced Total Cost of Ownership. Calypso Technology offers solutions that improve reliability, adaptability and scalability.

Calypso is used by over 34,000 market professionals in over 60 countries representing more than 200 financial institutions across Asia, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Calypso Technology has over 800 staff in 22 global offices, with headquarters in San Francisco, California. “Calypso” is a registered trademark of Calypso Technology, Inc. in the United States, the European Union and other jurisdictions. Other parties’ trademarks or service marks are the property of their respective owners and should be treated as such. www.calypso.com

Media Contacts:

Calypso Technology
Chris Shayne
chris_shayne@calypso.com
+1 415 530 4147

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March 31, 2016 at 4:26 pm

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TIDAL’s Successful First Year Pioneers Music And Entertainment Experience For Fans

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-Accelerated Subscriber Growth Driven by Exclusive Content, Original Programming, and Live Events

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Today TIDAL is celebrating its first year, full of artist-driven music releases, livestreams, intimate artist-to-fan interactions and boundary-breaking content. In the last twelve months, the artist-owned music and entertainment platform amassed three million members across 46 countries worldwide, and added new heavy hitting artist-owners including Lil Wayne, Indochine, Damian Marley and TIP.

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By offering artists more creative control and fans exclusive access to offline experiences and livestreams, the platform quickly transformed the traditional streaming subscription model into an entertainment experience never before attempted by a single streaming service—and in less than 12 months. TIDAL now offers nearly 40 million songs and 130,000 high-quality videos, hosts exclusive livestreams and events, produces intimate fan-centric experiences through TIDAL X, and features original scripted video content and concerts.

FOCUSED ON EXCLUSIVE, RECORD-BREAKING RELEASES
TIDAL has become known for high-profile song and album launches. Iconic artist Prince premiered his latest album exclusively on TIDAL as did nine other artists and bands including the Dead Weather. Beyoncé’s “Formation” single was available exclusively on TIDAL. TIDAL’s debut of Rihanna’s “ANTI” album was downloaded 1.4 million times in less than 24 hours, effectively turning Rihanna into the fastest certified platinum artist in the history of the RIAA.Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” was streamed 250 million times in its first ten days, ultimately changing the way the music industry views album rollouts.

THE ONLY MUSIC STREAMING PLATFORM WITH EXCLUSIVE VIDEO CONTENT
TIDAL is the only music-streaming platform with high quality video and original scripted entertainment. It was the exclusive streaming partner for Kanye West’s historic Yeezy Season 3 fashion show, viewed by more than 23 million fans and making it the most viewed livestream in TIDAL’s first year. The platform debuted two original scripted video series “Money & Violence” and “No Small Talk,” as well as unique interactive video experiences from artists like Usher. Many of the top music videos debuted on TIDAL as well, including Madonna’s “Bitch I’m Madonna,” Dead Weather’s “Impossible Winter,” Usher’s “Chains” visual experience, and Calvin Harris’ “How Deep Is Your Love.”  TIDAL also offers behind-the-scenes video content like the “Where I’m From” series, which showcases the inspirations and beginnings of artists such as C-Kan, Yandel, Judith Hill, Jidenna, and Lili K.

LIVE TIDAL X EVENTS AND STREAMS DRIVE FAN ENGAGEMENT
TIDAL is the only fan-first streaming service to host an array of live fan experiences, livestreams and intimate events throughout the year. It has streamed 44 global events and concerts, including Indochine, TIDAL X: 1020 and the Papal visit to the United States. The TIDAL X series started with its inaugural TIDAL X for J Cole and expanded into once-in-a-lifetime fan immersions like Jack White’s Fargo performance, and Rihanna’s fan “kidnapping” in Los Angeles for the debut of her “Bitch Better Have My Money” video.  Exclusive livestreams TIDAL hosted during the past year include TIDAL X: Coldplay, Lil Weezyana, Usher, Jason Aldean, C-Kan, Yandel, Budweiser Made in America Festival, and Hot97’s Summer Jam.

DISCOVERING AND SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ARTISTS
TIDAL curates content from up-and-coming artists to help them reach wider audiences via the TIDAL Rising and Discovery programs. TIDAL Rising highlights new talent while TIDAL Discovery allows unsigned artists to upload their music to TIDAL through its distribution partners; in the past year, TIDAL has featured 1,000 tracks from independent and unsigned artists. Rising and Discovery artists like Justine Skye and Alessia Cara joined the stage at TIDAL X: 1020 while Jidenna, Tanlines and many more were featured on a dedicated TIDAL stage at Budweiser’s Made in America. In addition, international artists including C-Kan and Yandel livestreamed concerts from Mexicoand Puerto Rico on TIDAL.

GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITIES IN INNOVATIVE WAYS
TIDAL is committed to supporting philanthropic endeavors. TIDAL X: 1020, a benefit concert to celebrate its 1-millionth subscriber, raised $1.5 million for social justice organizations. In addition, TIDAL supported Arcade Fire’s involvement with Kanpe for the KANAVAL event aimed at Haiti relief and Prince’s Rally 4 Peace in Baltimore, the latter which TIDAL matched donations to. TIDAL also shed a spotlight on Usher and Amnesty International’s Art for Rights event, and hosted Lil Wayne’s campaign, encouraging college students to complete acts of community service in exchange for a chance to see him perform at their school.

ABOUT TIDAL
TIDAL is a global, experiential, entertainment platform built for fans, directly from artists around the world. TIDAL members enjoy exclusively curated content that directly connect artists with their fans in multiple ways. The service offers high-fidelity, CD sound quality music, high resolution video, an opportunity to discover new artists via TIDAL Discovery, and unique experiences via TIDAL X. TIDAL is available in more than 46 countries, with more than a 40 million song catalog and 130,000 high quality videos.

Interested fans can sign up for a 30-day free TIDAL trial on www.tidal.com, and on mobile via the iOS AppStore and Android’s Google Play. Subscriptions range from $9.99 for a premium subscription to a $19.99 Hi-Fi (lossless) subscription. Student and military discounts are available for $5.99 and $10.99 respectively.

Follow TIDAL at http://facebook.com/tidal, http://twitter.com/tidalhifi and https://instagram.com/tidal/

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March 31, 2016 at 4:23 pm

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Nick Wilkinson Joins Binary Tree as Senior Vice President of Professional Services

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-Binary Tree Continues to Expand Executive Team and Accelerates Global Growth

KENDALL PARK, N.J. /PRNewswire/ — Binary Tree is pleased to announce the addition of Nick Wilkinson to its executive management team. Nick joins Binary Tree as Senior Vice President of Professional Services and will be responsible for global service delivery to Binary Tree’s worldwide customers both direct and via channel partnerships.  Nick brings over 30 years of extensive professional services hands on leadership and executive management experience to Binary Tree. “We’re very excited to have Nick join Binary Tree and lead the growth we’re experiencing for professional services from both our direct customers and from our partners,” saidSteven Pivnik, Binary Tree CEO. He adds, “Nick’s proven international executive experience and extensive knowledge of the Microsoft ecosystem and the Office365 market make him a great addition to the team.”

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After his service as a British Royal Air Force officer, Nick joined CSC and held several Vice President roles as well as being the President of CSC’s $1 Billion Australian business. Most recently Nick was CEO at Vitalyst where he focused upon diversifying the portfolio of services and expanding the partner network while identifying, and implementing multiple changes across the company to improve the firm’s standing, resilience, and long term value to customers.

“IT Modernization, Virtualization and Cloud Adoption continues to be a mega trend in the industry today.  Binary Tree is very well positioned to add value and mitigate risk to any company undertaking these initiatives,” said Nick Wilkinson, SVP. “As Binary Tree’s software solutions are coupled with an expanded range of professional services we will continue to strengthen our position as a trusted advisor to our customers and partners. I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity ahead.”

About Binary Tree
Binary Tree is a singularly focused global provider of migration software and solutions for Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, and Windows Server environments. Since 1993, Binary Tree has enabled more than 6,000 customers to migrate more than 35 million email users, and facilitated some of the most complex migrations on the planet. Its software solutions are available for migrating from Exchange 2003/2007/2010/2013 and Lotus Notes to on-premises and online versions of Microsoft Exchange, as well as migrations of Active Directory and Windows Server environments. Binary Tree is a Microsoft Gold Messaging Partner, an IBM Advanced Business Partner, and is one of Microsoft’s preferred vendors for migrating to Microsoft Office 365. The Company is headquartered outside of New York City with offices in Hong Kong, London, Paris, Stockholm and Sydney. For more information, visit us at www.binarytree.com.

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March 31, 2016 at 4:21 pm

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Celebrating 5 Years of The Chief Strategy Officer Summit in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Innovation Enterprise is bringing together strategy formulators, executers and senior decision makers for a two-day reunion and celebration for the 5th year of the Chief Strategy Officer Summit in Hong Kong, taking place on April 14 & 15. Join them to benefit from keynote presentations, themed panel discussions and networking opportunities. 

How has the business strategy changed in Asia since 2012? While some traditional challenges faced by business leaders have now been confronted, the rise of new trends and problems has become obstacles for companies to address in order to steer towards sustainable success.

To discuss these changes and share secrets into successful strategy, the 5th Annaul Chief Strategy Officer Summit assembles leading decision makers of Intel, Uber, Facebook, Google, Ernst & Young, HSBC, Siemens and many more. This summit will review and take a look at strategy in Asia, exploring themes on not just the journey of strategy leaders in Asia but also the changing role of chief strategy officers, and challenges they are hottest topics in thie field, including digital strategy, leadership and balance, international expansion and many more.

Gautam Bardoloi, Head of IT Strategy & Governance at Hong Kong Jockey Club, is just one of the keynote speakers ready to embrace and lead new trends in strategy. In his presentation entitled “Digital Strategy: In context to IT & Business Strategy”, Gautam will discuss the challenges brought up by digitalisation and outline the trends that shaped the landscape of business and IT strategy.

Understanding the evolvement of strategy as a response to these new trends is crucial for senior level executives to create winning and executable strategies and this summit is a perfect opportunity not only to assist in finding the right pathway, but also to benefit from a strong network of top minds from Fortune 500 organisations.

“We are excited about this summit because it will gather all our old and new strategy leader friends to spark and inspire each other” said Pearl Cheng, International Events Director at Innovation Enterprise, “Its profound and long-lasting influence goes even beyond the sheer pleasure of hosting a 5-year milestone strategy summit.”

About Innovation Enterprise:

Innovation Enterprise is a business media company specializing in enterprise innovation. We bring our exceptional cross-industry knowledge to the business community through a combination of digital media and live summits, providing organizations with cutting-edge insights to drive growth in the constantly changing business environment.

Through our key channels – Big Data, Analytics, Strategy, Innovation, Digital, Finance, & Operations – we connect industry leaders across the business spectrum, from leading Fortune 500 companies to disruptive and exciting new startups, facilitating the sharing of ideas through webinars, articles, white papers, and on-demand video content.

We also offer a range of additional media products, including lead generation services, custom events and custom research to fortune 500 clients.

Our specialties include Big Data, Analytics, Innovation, Strategy, Digital, Finance, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Chief Data Officer, Chief Digital Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Data Science, FP&A, S&OP.

For more information contact:

Ryan Yuan
ryuan@theiegroup.com
+852-8199-0121

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March 31, 2016 at 4:18 pm

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Mindtree Unveils Software Stacks for Cloud and Mesh Connectivity Over Bluetooth Smart

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-Solution Simplifies Cloud Connectivity for ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ Devices

BANGALORE and WARREN, N.J./PRNewswire/ — Mindtree, a leading digital transformation and technology services company, today announced the launch of its comprehensive IPv6 Stack and Smart Mesh Suite for Bluetooth Smart. The IPv6 Stack and Smart Mesh Suite will enable original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and semiconductor companies to add seamless cloud connectivity to their IoT products.

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The combination of IPv6 and Smart Mesh technology not only transmits data collected from remote sensor nodes to cloud analytics platforms, but also enables control of end devices over the Internet. IPv6 enables Internet access to millions of individual bluetooth smart devices, providing the essential IP infrastructure for applications such as smart homes, wearables, and connected medical devices. The Smart Mesh technology helps overcome range limitations in Bluetooth Smart, an important consideration for industrial and home automation.

The IPv6 Stack and Smart Mesh Suite are designed to support either Mindtree or 3rd-party Bluetooth Stacks v4.1 and beyond. These products are optimized for minimizing memory footprint and tested for interoperability. The IPv6 Stack is a complete and validated solution, including support for the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)6LoBTLE specifications. The Smart Mesh Suite includes the Smart Mesh profile, which is compliant with the latest specifications from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Application level security is achieved through 128-bit AES-CCM and AES-CMAC encryption.

“Integration of Intellectual Property from various providers can be risky and time consuming. With the addition of the IPv6 Stack and Smart Mesh Suite to our Bluetooth portfolio, our clients can source all the digital portions of their Bluetooth Smart connectivity solution from Mindtree, increasing product stability and reducing integration timelines,” said Jayanth Krishna, Head of Short-range Wireless Business at Mindtree.

Mindtree has been a leading provider of Bluetooth Intellectual Property solutions for 15 years. It was the first to qualify v4.2 Bluetooth Smart and offers a clear roadmap for the adoption of v5.0 Bluetooth specification. The IP portfolio includes certified, customizable, ultra-low power and footprint Silicon IP for Bluetooth® Smart 4.1 and 4.2, and ultra-compact, complete certified protocol Stack and Profiles software for Bluetooth® Smart 4.1 and 4.2. Mindtree also offers a feature-rich and compact Bluetooth® Smart Ready 4.1 and 4.2 and Bluetooth® Classic protocol Stack and Profiles.

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About Mindtree

Mindtree [NSE: MINDTREE] delivers digital transformation and technology services from ideation to execution, enabling Global 2000 clients to outperform the competition. ‘Born digital’, Mindtree takes an agile, collaborative approach to creating customized solutions across the digital value chain. At the same time, our deep expertise in infrastructure and applications management helps optimize your IT into a strategic asset. Whether you need to differentiate your company, reinvent business functions or accelerate revenue growth, we can get you there. Visithttp://www.mindtree.com to learn more.

For more information, contact:

India
Priyanka Waghre
Mindtree
+91-98867 29295
Priyanka.Waghre@mindtree.com

United States
Andrea Dunbeck
Matter Communications
978-518-4555
adunbeck@matternow.com

Europe
Kiran Farooque
PPR Worldwide
+44 0 207 300 6181
Kiran.Farooque@pprww.com

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March 31, 2016 at 4:15 pm

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Rising Media and 3DR Holdings’ Inside 3D Printing Conference in Sydney Reveals Keynote Speakers

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-Partners with Reed Exhibitions’ National Manufacturing Week for Expo; May 11-13, 2016 at the Sydney Showground

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Rising Media, Inc. and 3DR Holdings announced the keynote speakers and preliminary agenda for the Inside 3D Printing conference, taking place at the Sydney Showground in conjunction with Reed Exhibitions’ flagship manufacturing event, National Manufacturing Week.

The Inside 3D Printing Sydney conference program explores 3D innovation in Australia and beyond, covering additive manufacturing applications in medicine, manufacturing, research, product design, and more. The conference will run on May 11-12, 2016, whereas the National Manufacturing Week exhibition hall will remain open May 11-13, 2016.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Ian Gibson, Professor of Industrial Design, School of Engineering, Deakin University
  • Fred Fischer, Director — Channel Development, Applications, Products, Stratasys Ltd
  • Paul D’Urso, Neurosurgeon, Epworth Healthcare and Founder, Anatomics
  • Prof. Gordon Wallace, Executive Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong

Australia is approaching a stage that has been seen in other countries where there is an increasing enthusiasm and appreciation of the benefits of 3D printing in local industry,” said Ian Gibson, Professor of Industrial Design, School of Engineering, Deakin University.

He continued, “This conference aims to uncover this enthusiasm and discuss the platforms that are appropriate to this emerging market.”

Session topics for Inside 3D Printing Sydney include:

  • 3D Printing: International Trends and Markets
  • Accelerating the Adoption of Industrial and Commercial Supply Chains
  • The Death of Manufacturing
  • Community Based Personalised Healthcare
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March 31, 2016 at 4:10 pm

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Rokkan Announces International Expansion with New Singapore Office

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Rokkan, a fully integrated creative and media agency, is officially expanding into the Asia-Pacific region with the opening of a new office in Singapore. The agency’s expansion follows the growth of its global clientele in the three years since its acquisition by the Publicis Groupe. In Singapore, Rokkan will operate under Publicis Communications CEO, Lou Dela Pena.

Dela Pena noted, “Clients want to spend less time managing their agencies, and more time building on their brand and business.  The addition of Rokkan Singapore only strengthens our ability to offer our clients the widest range of digital expertise and knowledge in the market, without worrying about how to integrate multiple agency relationships.”

The announcement of Rokkan’s international expansion follows the award of Mikimoto’s global digital business and momentum from recent global work, which includes The One&Only Resorts, Tough Mudder, and others. Rokkan began U.S. work with Mikimoto in 2013 when it re-launched MikimotoAmerica.com and managed the brand’s digital marketing, media strategy and planning. With the global development of the relationship, Rokkan assumes duties leading Mikimoto’s global digital efforts, which will be centered around Rokkan’s Singapore office.

This win follows the recent global digital re-launch of the One&Only Resorts brand, OneandOnlyResorts.com, a collection of jewel-like resorts set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world. One&Only Resorts appointed Rokkan as its Global Digital Experience Lead in late 2013. Launching a new digital hub in late December, Rokkan redefined the One&Only Resorts online brand, user experience and created a new non-linear booking system for the brand. Guests can now more easily book stays at One&Only Resorts in exotic locations such as Los Cabos, theBahamas, South Africa, Mauritius, Maldives, Australia, and Dubai.

“Re-defining what Digital means for us has been a core part of our journey since acquisition,” said John Noe, CEO and Co-Founder of Rokkan. “We spend the better part of our time blurring the edges, pushing into broader brand and creative duties, media planning, PR, etc. And now a truly global expansion helps bring a model we’re beginning to crack into brand new territories.”

Rokkan’s new Asia-Pacific expansion will be led by Chung Ng, CXO and Co-Founder, who led the 2006 launch of VirginAmerica.com in the U.S. and grew Rokkan into a recognized leader in travel and luxury, building the agency’s presences in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Commenting on the agency’s continued growth, Ng said: “We have been looking at the Asia-Pacific region for quite some time. There is huge opportunity in this market to apply Rokkan’s experience and expertise in building customer centric experiences for travel, CPG and luxury.”

Anthea Tang, VP of Client Partnership, has been promoted to General Manager for the new Singapore office overseeing local operations and further developing client relationships. Tang joined Rokkan in 2014 after four years with SapientNitro Toronto.  During her time with Rokkan in New York, Tang grew the agency’s core digital business capabilities and expanded client relations with high-profile partners such as Wyndham and JetBlue.

About Rokkan

Rokkan, a partner for brave change, takes its name from the Japanese word for “the sixth sense,” bringing intuition to research and strategy to help brands create data-driven and highly creative storytelling, social engagement, customer experience and e-commerce. Founded in 2000, Rokkan has grown from a three-person startup into an innovation outlier within the Publicis Groupe and the Leo Burnett network. With offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and now Singapore, Rokkan leverages a unique and nimble approach that blends strategy, storytelling, and technology for outstanding results. Clients include American Express, Cadillac, JetBlue Airways, Samsung, andPurina Nestle.

For more information visit www.rokkan.com, or follow us at @Rokkan, on FB and Instagram.

About Publicis Communications

Publicis Communications is one of the four solutions hubs of Publicis Groupe, alongside Publicis Media, Publicis.Sapient and Publicis Healthcare. Led by Arthur Sadoun, CEO, Publicis Communications unites the Groupe’s creative offerings: Publicis Worldwide, Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi, BBH, as well as Prodigious, a global production leader, and MSLGROUP, specialized in strategic communications. Present in over 100 countries, Publicis Communications aims to deliver transformative work to its clients and to attract the best talents in the industry. Publicis Communications draws upon the expertise of over 35,000 employees.

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March 31, 2016 at 4:09 pm

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Diebold Confirms Results Of Initial Takeover Offer For Wincor Nixdorf Shares

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— Diebold reached 68.9 percent of Wincor Nixdorf shares for purposes of satisfying the minimum tender condition
— Additional acceptance period to begin on March 30th, and to expire on April 12th
— Transaction close targeted for summer 2016

NORTH CANTON, Ohio /PRNewswire/ — Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE:DBD), a global leader in providing self-service delivery, services and software primarily to the financial industry, today confirmed the results of its initial takeover offer for Wincor Nixdorf, receiving 68.9% of Wincor Nixdorf shares for purposes of satisfying the minimum tender condition as of March 29. The offer remains subject to regulatory approval and is targeted to close in the summer of 2016.

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“We are excited to have successfully completed our takeover offer for outstanding shares of Wincor Nixdorf, enabling our shared vision of a truly global services-led, software-enabled company,” said Andy W. Mattes, Diebold president and chief executive officer. “With this milestone achieved, we look forward to completing this transaction and integrating the two businesses, after the appropriate regulatory approvals have been obtained. We are receiving very positive reaction from our customers, who feel the combination will bring unique, added- value to the self-service industry. By leveraging innovative solutions and talent from both organizations, we will have the scale, strength and flexibility to successfully expand in Europe and other key markets while helping our customers through their own business transformation.”

By the end of the acceptance period, 22,544,692 Wincor Nixdorf shares had been tendered; in addition, 262,279 voting proxies counting towards the minimum acceptance threshold had been issued to Diebold by the end of the acceptance period. Together, the number of shares and voting proxies represent approximately 68.9% of the share capital and voting rights in Wincor Nixdorf (including treasury shares).

According to the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (WpUG), shareholders of Wincor Nixdorf who have not tendered their shares can still accept the offer by tendering their shares during the additional acceptance period, which will begin on March 30, 2016 and end on April 12, 2016 at midnight (Central European Summer Time). Diebold will disclose a final figure of shares tendered following the expiration of the additional acceptance period. Additional information is available at http://www.diebold.com/DieboldWincor.

About Diebold

Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) provides the technology, software and services that connect people around the world with their money – bridging the physical and digital worlds of cash conveniently, securely and efficiently. Since its founding in 1859, Diebold has evolved to become a leading provider of exceptional self-service innovation, security and services to financial, commercial, retail and other markets.

Diebold has approximately 15,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS

In connection with the proposed business combination, Diebold has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which was declared effective by the SEC on February 5, 2016, that includes a prospectus of Diebold to be used in connection with the offer. In addition, on February 4, 2016, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, “BaFin”) approved the publication of the German offer document in connection with the offer. Diebold has published the German offer document on February 5, 2016. The acceptance period for the offer expired at the end of March 22, 2016 (Central European Time), and the additional acceptance period will begin on March 30, 2016 and end on April 12, 2016 at midnight (Central European Summer Time).

INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROSPECTUS AND THE OFFER DOCUMENT, AS WELL AS OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC OR BaFin OR PUBLISHED AT DIEBOLD’S WEBSITE at www.diebold.com UNDER THE INVESTOR RELATIONS SECTION, REGARDING THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION AND THE OFFER BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. You may obtain a free copy of the prospectus, an English translation of the offer document, and other related documents filed by Diebold with the SEC on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. The prospectus and other documents relating thereto may also be obtained for free by accessing Diebold’s website at www.diebold.com under the Investor Relations section. You may obtain a free copy of the offer document on BaFin’s website at www.bafin.de, and, along with an English translation thereof, at Diebold’s website at www.diebold.com under the Investor Relations section. Further, you may obtain a copy of the offer document free of charge from Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Taunusanlage 12, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, or by e-mail to dct.tender‑offers@db.comor by telefax to +49 69 910 38794.

This document is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Wincor Nixdorf or Diebold. Terms and further provisions regarding the public offer are disclosed in the offer document, which was published on February 5, 2016, and in documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC. Investors and holders of Wincor Nixdorf shares, or of such instruments conferring a right to directly or indirectly acquire Wincor Nixdorf shares, are strongly encouraged to read the prospectus, the offer document and all documents in connection with the public offer because these documents contain important information.

No offering of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and a German offer document in accordance with applicable European regulations, including the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act and the German Securities Prospectus Act (Wertpapierprospektgesetz). Subject to certain exceptions to be approved by the relevant regulators or certain facts to be ascertained, the public offer would not be made directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the laws of such jurisdiction, or by use of the mails or by any means or instrumentality (including without limitation, facsimile transmission, telephone and the internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of a national securities exchange, of any such jurisdiction.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ABOUT FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in this communication regarding matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These include statements regarding management’s intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations or forecasts for the future including, without limitation, the proposed business combination with Wincor Nixdorf and the offer. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of Diebold and involve risks and uncertainties; consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statements. Such forward-looking statements may include statements about the business combination and the offer, the likelihood that such transaction is consummated and the effects of any transaction on the businesses and financial conditions of Diebold or Wincor Nixdorf, including synergies, pro forma revenue, targeted operating margin, net debt to EBITDA ratios, accretion to earnings and other financial or operating measures. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industries in which Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf operate may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this document. In addition, risks and uncertainties related to the contemplated business combination between Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf include, but are not limited to, the expected timing and likelihood of the completion of the contemplated business combination, including the timing, receipt and terms and conditions of any required governmental and regulatory approvals of the contemplated business combination that could reduce anticipated benefits or cause the parties not to consummate, or to abandon the transaction, the ability to successfully integrate the businesses, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the business combination agreement or the contemplated offer, the risk that the parties may not be willing or able to satisfy the conditions to the contemplated business combination or the contemplated offer in a timely manner or at all, risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the contemplated business combination, the risk that any announcements relating to the contemplated business combination could have adverse effects on the market price of Diebold’s common shares, and the risk that the contemplated transaction or the potential announcement of such transaction could have an adverse effect on the ability of Diebold to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its suppliers, and on its operating results and businesses generally. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the contemplated business combination, are more fully discussed in the prospectus that is attached as Annex 4 to the German offer document and has been filed with the SEC. Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in Diebold’s reports filed with the SEC and available at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Any forward‑looking statements speak only as at the date of this document. Except as required by applicable law, neither Diebold nor Wincor Nixdorf undertakes any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Diebold, Incorporated

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March 31, 2016 at 4:02 pm

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