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Connect with the Unique NUU Konnect Global Roaming Solution

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-A world on the move needs NUU Konnect for secure, low-cost international roaming

ROCHESTER, Minn. /PRNewswire/ — For business travelers tied to their mobile phones, international roaming has long been a torturous experience, and often a very expensive one. Thanks to the Hong Kong-based NUU Mobile, those days are now over.

The NUU Konnect, from NUU Mobile, enables seamless local-SIM switching for travelers to over 100 countries
The NUU Konnect, from NUU Mobile, enables seamless local-SIM switching for travelers to over 100 countries

NUU Mobile is now offering its NUU Konnect device, which enables seamless local SIM switching for international travelers to over 100 destination countries. The NUU Mobile vision is no less than a world without telecomm borders.

The NUU Konnect i1 allows the user to connect up to five devices by Wi-Fi (versions 802.11b/g/n), and these devices can then access multiple phone networks from multiple locations, enabled by NUU Mobile’s unique hybrid solution, which can switch automatically between a SIM bank and a multiple network-identity e-SIM, supported by multi-IMSI technology.

The result is low-cost roaming for both voice and data, with minimal set-up requirements based on simple Wi-Fi pairing, and support for multiple devices and form factors. NUU Mobile services include a comprehensive management tool and report, maintained with full service consistency, developed and supported by NUU Mobile’s in-house R&D team.

“The NUU Konnect can be used with any brand or type of mobile device,” explained Danny Sit, CEO at NUU Mobile. “The NUU Konnect automatically selects the fastest networks, delivering optimal service and support for more than 100 destinations. No time-consuming activation or registration procedures are required, making the NUU Konnect the perfect cost-effective roaming device for enterprises and their multi-destination travelers. For those who wish to optimize their productivity, the NUU Konnect is the industry-first, must-have answer.”

NUU Konnect – Optimized network availability

The NUU Konnect’s hybrid solution provides enormously enhanced service availability. Normally, a SIM bank can only provide a fixed amount of connections in a limited number of countries. As a result, when a MiFi device is oversubscribed at times of peak network traffic, travelers might experience service interruption. The NUU Konnect i1’s hybrid design eliminates this type of network latency. It ensures immediate service availability and enables support for quality of service (QoS).

The NUU Konnect i1, a 4G LTE device, is available now. This LTE version supports both normal voice calling, via the PSTN, and SMS. The NUU Konnect i1 enables PSTN voice-call service through the NUU Konnect app, and consequently there is none of the reduction in voice quality typical of VoIP (voice over IP).

In addition, the NUU Konnect i1 offers a virtual private network (VPN) option. Should corporate users wish to increase the access control of their travelers, this VPN option can enhance the level of access security. When this is combined with web-based access control and traffic reporting, the result is a total communications solution for enterprises with employees frequently on the move.

NUU Mobile provides a complete access-control, data-management, QoS and billing infrastructure, which delivers company and personal-usage profiling and billing. In addition, NUU Mobile offers a corporate management tool. Its capabilities include access control, traffic control, and separate billing based on access. Corporate employees can manage it over a web-based administration console.

NUU Mobile’s complete spectrum of customer service includes round-the-clock customer and technical support, staffed by both English and Chinese speaking representatives.

Specifications of NUU Konnect i1

Dimensions:

124.6 x 68.6 x 12.6 mm

Weight:

130g

Color:

Black

Battery capacity:

3600 mAh

Connectivity:

Bluetooth

supported

Wi-Fi

802.11 b/g/n

Positioning

GPS supported

Network

FDD-LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/17/20

TDD-LTE: Band 39/40/41

WCDMA: Band 1/2/4/5/8

EVDO: BC0/BC1

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900

Data interface:

Micro-USB v2.0

About NUU Mobile

NUU Mobile is a designer and manufacturer of smartphones and related accessories, headquartered in bothRochester, Minnesota, and Hong Kong. The NUU Mobile brand was established in 2012, and the NUU Konnect solution was developed in 2015. The company has over 3,000 employees and more than 250 R&D staff. Annual revenues total over US$180 million. In the US, NUU Mobile products are available at major retailers such as Target, Wal-Mart and Best Buy. For more information, visit www.nuumobile.com.

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June 23, 2016 at 4:45 pm

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Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific appoints executive director, set to expand executive education programs in Singapore and Southeast Asia

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NEWARK, New Jersey/PRNewswire/ — Rutgers Business School has appointed Stephanie Krishnan to serve as executive director of Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific.

From Singapore, Krishnan will report directly to Associate Dean of Executive Education Joseph Schaffer and will work closely with Academic Director Farrokh Langdana to grow the International Executive MBA program and the unique Rutgers Mini-MBA programs,” Rutgers Business School Dean Lei Lei said.

“With Krishnan in this strategically critical leadership role, we look forward to Rutgers Business School’s continued growth and success in Singapore and throughout Asia,” Lei said.

Krishnan previously served as academic campus director and adjunct lecturer at the University of Wollongong inSouth East Asia, where she taught logistics technology, supply chain management and international business.

She holds a masters of international business from the University of Wollongong, where she is currently in the final stages of completing her PhD in supply chain and cross cultural international business.

Schaffer said Krishnan is an example of the uniquely talented staff and faculty Rutgers Business School is assembling in Singapore to become the hub of cutting edge, relevant and applicable university-based learning inSouth East Asia.

“We are confident that Stephanie will catapult Rutgers Business School’s position in Singapore and throughoutSouth East Asia given her stellar background as an educator, her wealth of cutting-edge business experience and her intimate knowledge of the local executive education marketplace,” Schaffer said.

Before going to the University of Wollongong, Krishnan spent a decade as general manager at LOGIS Consolidators, a logistics consultancy and marketing business where she oversaw professional supply chain training design as well as technical consulting.

With a diverse professional background that includes more than 20 years of experience in the areas of technology, manufacturing, distribution, purchasing, inventory and quality management, Krishnan is now specializing in the area of business process re-engineering and technology.

About Rutgers Business School

Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick is an integral part of one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most distinguished institutions of higher learning:  Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Today, Rutgers Business School is educating more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has a strong network of more than 33,000 alumni.

The Rutgers Executive MBA was ranked in the top 20 all-US EMBA Programs in 2013, 2014 by Financial Times, and #4 in the Big Ten Conference in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, it was also ranked #33 in the world and #26 in Reputation and #28 in Career Advancement by Ivy Exec.

About Rutgers Business School Executive Education

Rutgers Business School Executive Education (RBSEE) has been a leading provider of management education programs for more than 50 years. RBSEE designs and delivers programs for both organizations and individuals. Each year, thousands of people participate in RBSEE’s programs covering a wide range of topics including management, strategy, marketing, and leadership.

Rutgers Mini-MBA programs bring practitioners from different organizations and industries together in a rich and diverse learning environment, designed to develop skills and capabilities through the powerful combination of expert class instruction and peer interaction.

For more information about Rutgers Business School, visit http://www.business.rutgers.edu.

Stephanie Krishnan
Phone Number:  +65 6408 0183
Email: skrishnan@business.rutgers.edu

Source: Rutgers Business School Asia Pacific

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June 23, 2016 at 4:37 pm

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Now Available from RS Components, Compact Dual- and Quad-Channel Hi-Speed USB Interface Chips from FTDI

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-New USB interface ICs provide engineers with greater I/O options and address issue of limited board space

HONG KONG  /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced availability of a duo of compact dual- and quad-channel hi-speed USB interface ICs with accompanying hardware from FTDI Chip. These devices are new versions of FTDI’s well-known FT2232H and FT4232H ICs, which are designed to provide engineers with a large range of I/O options and tackle common problems caused by limited board space.

RS offers compact hi-speed USB interface chips from FTDI
RS offers compact hi-speed USB interface chips from FTDI

 

The devices provide a high-quality solution for many applications including upgrading peripheral legacy systems to integrate USB or modernising equipment in the field. They are also ideally suited for use in USB instrumentation, smart card readers, industrial control systems, barcode readers, USB flash-drive readers and writers, and interfaces for portable electronics goods such as MP3 players and digital cameras.

The devices are configurable hi-speed USB 2.0 ICs that support 480Mbit/s operation and now come in 56-pin VQFN packages that complement the 64-pin LQFP package format. This makes them easier to place and route on circuit boards, in addition to saving board real estate in designs with significant space constraints. The devices are also available in mini modules (FT2232H-56Q and FT4232H-56Q), which are small dual-inline PCBs with integrated micro-USB connectors to provide easy interfacing with external infrastructure.

The FT2232H and FT4232H are designed to be as flexible as possible: incorporating two and four UARTs, respectively, both channels on the FT2232H and two of the four on the FT4232H can be configured independently via a wide variety of industry-standard serial interfaces. The use of a multi-protocol synchronous serial engine (MPSSE) allows emulation of JTAG, SPI, I2C, bit-bang and other synchronous serial modes.

The highly integrated FT2232H/FT4232H range offers a wide range of features including a 1.8V LDO voltage regulator and an integrated POR and clock multiplier PLL that operates over the 12 to 480MHz frequency range. The baud rate generator also provides data transfer at both standard and non-standard speeds. Meeting the needs of a wider selection of design implementations, the operating temperature range of –40 degrees Celsius to +85 degrees Celsius also provides the necessary ruggedness for industrial deployment.

As the chips integrate the USB protocol, they do not require production of USB specific firmware, resulting in reduced development time. The devices are supported by a wide selection of USB drivers designed for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.

The FT2232H and FT4232H USB 2.0 interface ICs from FDTI Chip are available to order now from RS components across EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016had revenues of GBP1.29bn.

For more information, please visit the website at http://hken.rs-online.com/web/.

Editorial Contacts:                                                            

Vivian Zee
Public Relations & Advertising Manager
RS Components
vivian.zee@rs-components.com
+852 2610 6472

Matthew Keefe
Customer Marketing Manager
RS Components
matthew.keefe@rs-components.com
+852 2610 6476

Further information is available via these links:

Twitter: @RSComponents; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com

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June 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm

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Capital Springboard Peer-to-Peer Invoice Financing Platform Launched in Singapore

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— Access to invoice financing, an emerging asset class, where accredited investors buy yet-to-be-paid invoices and earn an attractive return when invoices are paid
— Backed by Centurion Portfolio Managers, London based FCA regulated investment advisors, with many years’ experience in Alternative investments
— Innovates how Singapore SME businesses manage their cash flow to generate faster growth

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Capital Springboard (S) Pte Ltd launched today a peer-to-peer financing platform for savvy accredited investors seeking high returns on short-term invoices. Investors benefit from annualised returns of 11-25% depending on the grade of risk of the invoice, during a 90-day investment window. The higher the grade of risk, the higher the returns. The Singapore pilot that started in July 2015, has already seen S$80million[1] worth of invoices being traded.

Roger Crook, CEO of Capital Springboard says, “We are thrilled to be launching officially in Singapore.Singapore is a global financial hub and a market with a sizable SME sector that requires access to capital. OurSingapore pilot proved very encouraging with over 1,300 invoices worth S$80 million funded and we look forward to keeping the momentum. Capital Springboard’s peer-to-peer investing platform is intuitive and user-friendly. The platform is supported by a strong team with expertise in finance and business. We will provide accredited investors the opportunity to invest in an exciting new asset class, and to earn an attractive return when the invoice is paid. We also look forward to providing accessible capital for SMEs in Singapore to fund their growth. Importantly all investors and SMEs have to undergo a rigorous on-boarding and screening process before qualifying to participate with us.”

Accredited Investors can open a Capital Springboard trading account held by escrow agent, Vistra Trust (Singapore) Pte. Limited, with a minimum investment of S$50,000 and withdraw their undeployed funds at any time. Vistra Trust is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

Capital Springboard’s platform will innovate the way small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) fund their growth through accessible capital upon three days of the invoice being successfully submitted. SMEs will only incur a one-off origination fee of 2% of the amount advanced to them. SMEs with an invoice minimum of S$25,000, registered in Singapore and in business for at least a year, will be allowed to participate in the peer-to-peer investing platform. SMEs are vetted by Capital Springboard’s experts for credit worthiness and financial strength in order to minimise risks imposed on investors.

Backed by Centurion Portfolio Managers, a London based FCA regulated investment advisor, the Capital Springboard team is comprised of a credible team of experts with a strong track record in business and finance.

Media contacts

Cognito Asia

Capital Springboard

Prisita Menon/Mariko Braswell

Pollyanna Wan

Tel: +65-6221-7310

Tel: +65-8764-4321

capitalspringboard@cognitomedia.com 

p.wan@capitalspringboard.com

About Capital Springboard

Capital Springboard (S) Pte Ltd was founded in July 2015 and is a Singapore registered company. It is an online marketplace using state of the art technology to allow investors to purchase short term invoices in Singapore. These invoices are from local businesses who sell the invoice at a discount to their face value. Investors realise a return when the invoice is paid by the debtor. Capital Springboard’s founding team has rich experience in the financial services arena, and all participate actively in investments on the platform. As of 31 May 2016, there wereS$80million invoices transacted on Capital Springboard. For more information on Capital Springboard visit: www.capitalspringboard.com

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S$80 million worth of invoices as of 31 May 2016.

Source: Capital Springboard (S) Pte Ltd

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June 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm

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Amdocs Receives the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Telecom OSS/BSS Vendor of the Year Award

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan today honored Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience systems and services, with the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Telecom OSS/BSS Vendor of the Year award.

The award was presented to Amdocs at Frost & Sullivan’s 13th annual Asia-Pacific ICT Awards banquet held at the Equinox Restaurant, Swissotel The Stamford, in Singapore.

Mr. Avinash Sachdeva, Senior Analyst, Digital Transformation, Asia-Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said that Amdocs, with its comprehensive & integrated solution portfolio, end-to-end services and strong digital-first strategy is the leading OSS/BSS solution provider for Asia Pacific.

“In a challenging economic climate, Amdocs continues to grow both organically and through acquisitions to register strong financial performance, expansion into new markets, wins at new clients and deeper penetration into existing ones. Its substantial investment in innovation has yielded the new, cloud-enabled Amdocs CES 10 product portfolio supporting consumer and enterprise lines of business and new digital services and solutions with partners such as Frog and Adobe, and NFV revolution. All this provides service providers with a rich set of capabilities from immersive customer engagement to network virtualization to help accelerate the pace of their digital transformation, seize the digital opportunity and take the customer experience they offer to a new level,” he added.

Mr. Sachdeva noted that in 2015 the company acquired a substantial majority of Comverse’s BSS assets to support its growth plans in Asia-Pacific and other regions such as Europe and Latin America.

“Amdocs quickly absorbed the newly acquired assets, has already introduced new product releases for the former Comverse products, and is winning new business with the former Comverse customers,” he added.

He also said Amdocs had strengthened its relationship with the world’s largest communication groups, embarking on some of the industry’s most pivotal transformation projects at Singtel and Optus. “Supported by its unmatched ability to execute complex transformation projects, Amdocs is one of the most advanced and fastest growing OSS/BSS vendors in the Asia-Pacific region,” Mr. Sachdeva said.

“This Frost & Sullivan Award provides independent validation of the strength of our digital-first, data-empowered strategy,” said Weiming Li, regional vice president and customer business executive at Amdocs.

“We are committed to helping service providers quickly offer new innovative services to customers, open new revenue streams while engaging with customers on new digital dimensions to win customer loyalty,” he added.

The contenders for the Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific ICT Awards were evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators which include revenue growth, market share and growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy, amongst other category-specific criteria.

A team of 30 leading Frost & Sullivan analysts and consultants based in Asia-Pacific were involved in the short listing, evaluation and research process, applying the same thorough approach that has been the hallmark of Frost & Sullivan globally.

The findings of the detailed examination are then presented to a panel of independent judges comprising influential personalities, decision makers and thought leaders in Asia-Pacific’s ICT industry, who have in themselves pushed the boundaries of innovation and corporate excellence, in deciding the recipients in each award category.

About Amdocs

Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience software solutions and services for the world’s largest communications, entertainment and media service providers. For more than 30 years, Amdocs solutions, which include BSS, OSS, network control, optimization and network functions virtualization, coupled with professional and managed services, have accelerated business value for its customers by simplifying business complexity, reducing costs and delivering a world-class customer experience.

The Amdocs portfolio enables service providers to capture the world of digital immediacy by operating across digital dimensions to engage customers with personalized, omni-channel experiences; creating a diversified business to capture new revenue streams; becoming data empowered to make business and operational decisions based on insight-based and predictive analytics; and achieving service agility to accelerate the fast rollout of new technologies and hybrid network services.

Amdocs and its more than 24,000 employees serve customers in over 90 countries. Listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Amdocs had revenue of $3.6 billion in fiscal 2015.

Amdocs: Embrace Challenge, Experience Success.

For more information, visit Amdocs at www.amdocs.com.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?   Contact Us:     Start the discussion

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June 23, 2016 at 3:53 pm

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Explosive Developments at TUV Rheinland Australia

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-New range of IECEx courses tailor-made for personnel working in explosive atmospheres

SYDNEY/PRNewswire/ — TUV Rheinland Australia Pty has been recognised as an official provider of training for IECEx certification relating to personnel working in explosive atmospheres. Plans to achieve full IECEx accreditation are already underway.

As the Australian arm of the global leader in independent technical services, the organization is now the country’s newest provider of courses that conform strictly to internationally respected IECEx rules and operational documents.

The courses are tailor-made for personnel working in explosive atmospheres in almost any capacity. That includes managers, visitors, designers of plants, classification service providers, hands-on installers, as well as people who test, maintain, repair, or inspect plants — and even those who conduct formal audits.

Successful participants can receive IECEx Personnel Certification after recognition of their experience and knowledge, and sitting an examination administered and graded by TUV Rheinland Australia experts.

“Explosive atmospheres represent one of the most unforgiving environments in any industrial setting, and a mistake can result in disaster. Training to internationally recognised rules, such as IECEx, is one of the most important investments that any company can make in protecting its personnel and plant equipment,” said Ajay Maira, Hazardous Area Manager – Industrial Services at TUV Rheinland Australia Pty Ltd.

Parties in need of training will find TUV Rheinland Australia listed as the second entry in the table of Recognised Training Providers on the IECEx web page http://www.iecex.com/rtp.htm.

“TUV Rheinland has been developing safe and sustainable solutions to tackle the challenges arising from the interaction between man, the environment and technology for nearly one and a half centuries. These new IECEx courses are the latest development in a philosophy of serving customers, achieving success and constantly enhancing our appeal to customers, partners and staff,” said Parveen Akther, Managing Director of TUV Rheinland Australia.

About TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded more than 140 years ago. The group maintains a worldwide presence with 19,600 employees; annual turnover is nearly EUR 1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all aspects of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, TUV Rheinland employs a global network of approved labs, testing and education centres. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

Website: www.tuv.com

Source: TUV Rheinland Singapore Pte Ltd
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June 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm

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Prudential, SC Johnson, Kellogg, Unilever, HP, FleishmanHillard to Lead at 2016 World Edition of “Break the ceiling touch the sky.”

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-“Unique opportunity for delegates to learn, network and achieve.”

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Pier Luigi Sigismondi, President Southeast Asia and Australasia, Unilever; Philip Seah, CEO, Prudential Singapore;Grace Ho, Chief Commercial Officer, Singapore Post Limited; Fumbi Chima, Chief Information Officer, Burberry Plc; Su-Yen Wong, CEO, Human Capital Leadership Institute; Peter Sharp, President, Walmart Asia Realty; Ann Mukherjee, Global Chief Marketing Officer, SC Johnson & Son; Carolyn Miles, President and CEO, Save the Children; Amit Banati, President, Asia Pacific, Kellogg Company; Rosaline Koo, Founder and CEO, CXA; Catherine Hall, General Manager Marine, Shell Chemicals;Sarita Singh, Head, Retail Operations Asia Pacific at Google, Lynne Anne Davis, President, FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific; Paula Dart, Vice President, Strategy and Planning, Global Commercial leadership, The Coca-Cola Company; Paul Prendergast, ASEAN management consultant Managing Director and Nicolina Marzicola, Regional Head of HR, Asia Pacific & Japan, HP Inc. are  just a few of the 42 CEOs and senior executives headlining the 2016 World Edition of House of Rose Professional’s Break the ceiling touch the sky — the success and leadership summit for women™. The summit is scheduled for August 29, 2016 at the Shangri-La hotel in Singapore.

Break the ceiling touch the sky — the success and leadership summit for women™ is the fastest growing summit platform for women leaders in Asia and beyond. The summit has risen to prominence as an effective and cost efficient platform for leaders to learn, network and achieve together and an effective means by which Companies can enhance the leadership skills of their women leaders at a fraction of the cost of other training programs. Delegates can leverage the day as a critical means of connecting with top leaders from the worlds best organization. While the content is customized for women, male leaders are welcome. The future of work 2020, best case studies of gender diversity impact on business, work-life balance, building an authentic personal brand, wellness techniques for high performance, building networks to enable your business are some of the live panels scheduled for the day amidst inspirational keynote addresses. In the last eight months over 850 leaders from 170 Companies have attended prior editions of the summit. The annual edition continues to be hosted in Singapore.

Pier Luigi Sigismondi, President Southeast Asia and Australasia, Unilever commented, “Gender diversity is driving competitive advantage for Unilever. It is clear to us that gender balanced teams result in a more sustainable and successful business, and I am committed to leveraging gender diversity strongly across our Asiaoperations. I am delighted to be taking part in the Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky Summit, a great opportunity to meet and support women leaders of the future.”

Max Rangel, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific, SC Johnson & Son shared, “The roles of women have significantly expanded from what they were traditionally.  But there still exists a huge opportunity for society to benefit from their contributions. Platforms like these will inspire, motivate and bring to light the evolving role of women in society. At SC Johnson, gender diversity is valued and leveraged. We started the journey with Break the Ceiling touch the sky in 2015 and are delighted to continue as a Gold Sponsor for the World Edition 2016. We consider it a privilege to be part of this initiative.”

Break the ceiling touch the sky — the success and leadership summit for women ™ is based on research done for the best selling book “Break the ceiling touch the sky: success secrets of the world’s most inspirational women” and further insights gathered from interaction with over 6000 women leaders since 2012.

The 2016 World Edition’s sponsors include Prudential Singapore as Platinum sponsor; SC Johnson & Son, Kellogg and Unilever as Gold sponsors and FleishmanHillard and HP as Silver sponsors. A few sponsor slots are still open.   

Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC); American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM)Singapore; European Chamber of Commerce (EUROCHAM) Singapore; British Chamber of Commerce(BRITCHAM), Singapore; Efficient Consumer Response Asia Pacific (ECR AP) and Singapore Council of Women’s Organizations (SCWO) are Industry Partners for the summit. Entrepreneurial Action for Others Creates a Better world for us all (ENACTUS), BW Businessworld and the Athena Network, Singapore are network partners for the summit.  Current members of the Industry partners enjoy preferential delegate rates at the summit. So do members of ENACTUS and the Athena network, Singapore.

Commented Anthony A. Rose, Founder Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional, and best-selling author of the book Break the ceiling touch the sky: success secrets of the world’s most inspirational women.“We welcome our delegates, partners and speakers to the summit and encourage Companies and individuals to leverage this unique forum to their advantage — both to learn from the best practices shared as well as to reiterate their commitment to gender diversity and women in leadership.”

For full details on the summit, confirmed speakers and to book delegate passes/corporate tables please visit www.houseofroseprofessional.com.  

Companies desiring to get involved with the summit as sponsors please emailanthony@houseofroseprofessional.com

Break the ceiling touch the sky: the success and leadership summit for women ™ is the property ofSingapore-based House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd.  which operates across three segments  – People,Public Relations (PR) and Publishing.

For news media/ further inquiries contact:
anthony@houseofroseprofessional.com or visit www.houseofroseprofessional.com or call +65-8332-2017

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June 23, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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Telkomsel Bags the Prestigious Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Mobile Service Provider of the Year for Two Consecutive Years

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Telkomsel has bagged the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Mobile Service Provider of the Year award for two consecutive years.

The award was presented to Telkomsel at the 13th annual Frost & Sullivan ICT Asia Pacific Awards banquet, held at The Equinox, Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore on June 15.

Mr. Avinash Sachdeva, Senior Industry Analyst, Digital Transformation, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said that Telkomsel is one of the largest mobile service providers in the region with more than 153 million subscribers.  “With management’s vision to become leading TIMES service provider in the region, and focused strategy to build a robust foundation for the digital services, Telkomsel underwent business transformation over the past 3 years,” he added.

He said that Telkomsel’s micro-market segmentation, cluster based pricing strategy and increased data centric device on the network helped in monetizing the voice and data opportunity.

“Also, it continued to expand network coverage and modernize infrastructure to enhance the overall user experience. As a result, it continued to register double-digit growth in revenues, EBITDA and net profit. With its all-round performance, Telkomsel is not just the fastest growing service provider in the country, but also the best performing service provider in the Asia Pacific region,” Mr. Sachdeva said.

“We are honored to receive the Asia Pacific Mobile Service Provider of the Year award from Frost & Sullivan for the second consecutive year. The award is particularly sweet for all the hard work, commitment and dedication of all our employees,” said Ririek Adriansyah, President Director of Telkomsel.

The contenders for the Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific ICT Awards were evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators which include revenue growth, market share and growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy, amongst other category-specific criteria.

A team of 30 leading Frost & Sullivan analysts and consultants based in Asia-Pacific were involved in the short listing, evaluation and research process, applying the same thorough approach that has been the hallmark of Frost & Sullivan globally.

The findings of the detailed examination are then presented to a panel of independent judges comprising influential personalities, decision makers and thought leaders in Asia-Pacific’s ICT industry, who have in themselves pushed the boundaries of innovation and corporate excellence, in deciding the recipients in each award category.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?   Contact Us:     Start the discussion

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Alex J Sinaga of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Named 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Telecom CEO of the Year

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SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia’s (Telkom) President Director, Mr. Alex J Sinaga was named 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific CEO of the Year.

The award was conferred to Mr. Sinaga at the 13th annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards ceremony held at The Equinox, Swissotel The Stamford in Singapore on June 15.

The event was also attended by Mr. Ngurah Swajaya, the Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore.

Mr. Cris Duy Tran, Consulting Analyst, Digital Transformation, Asia Pacific at Frost & Sullivan said that Mr. Sinaga was recognized as the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Telecom CEO of the Year for his exemplary leadership.

“Mr. Sinaga’s unique ability to predict future mobility trends has allowed him to adapt and innovate, leading the growth for PT Telekomunikasi. Under his watch, 2015 has been a record-setting year for PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia. The company achieved double-digit growth in revenues, EBITDA and net income,” Mr. Tran noted.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this recognition from Frost & Sullivan. I would like to dedicate the award to all our board members, management team and employees,” said Mr. Sinaga.

The Asia Pacific CEO of the Year award was conferred to the CEO who has shown clear leadership, exemplary growth and performance in the year 2015. The contenders of the award were evaluated based on their clear vision and directions for the company, growth initiatives that they have put in place to drive the business and overall performance of the company.

Award recipients for the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards were identified based on in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research conducted by Frost & Sullivan’s analysts. Companies are typically evaluated on their revenues, market share, capabilities, and overall contribution to the industry in order to identify best practices.

A team of 30 leading Frost & Sullivan analysts and consultants based in Asia-Pacific were involved in the short listing, evaluation and research process, applying the same thorough approach that has been the hallmark of Frost & Sullivan globally.

The findings of the detailed examination are then presented to a panel of independent judges comprising influential personalities, decision makers and thought leaders in Asia-Pacific’s ICT industry, who have in themselves pushed the boundaries of innovation and corporate excellence, in deciding the recipients in each award category.

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June 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm

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Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange Brings New Momentum to JNA Awards

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange has joined the ranks of distinguished enterprises and organisations that are proud partners of the JNA Awards. Organised by JNA (Jewellery News Asia),  the prestigious awards programme recognises and honours individuals and companies that have demonstrated innovation, sustainability, excellence and best business practices in the jewellery and gemstone industry.

Jim Li, General Manager, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange
Jim Li, General Manager, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange

The highly anticipated event is led by Headline Partners Rio Tinto Diamonds, Chow Tai Fook (CTF) and newly joined Gemfields, together with Honoured Partners Diarough Group, the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE), Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND), and Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange as its newest member.

Letitia Chow, Founder of JNA, Director of Business Development – Jewellery Group at UBM Asia, and Chair of the JNA Awards judging panel, said, “On the fifth anniversary of the JNA Awards, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is the latest partner to come on board, injecting new dynamism and momentum into the JNA Awards. Their support does not only highlight the continuing growth of the Awards, but also underlines the industry’s enthusiasm and unceasing support for this meaningful initiative.”

Chow added, “Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, with its vision, is committed to enhancing the jewellery and rough gemstone trade and eventually helping pave the way for the industry’s sustainable and steady growth inChina. Such an endeavour is strongly aligned with the JNA Awards’ mission of upholding excellence and best business practices, and we are thus very excited to be working closely with Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange in driving the industry forward.”

Jim Li, General Manager of Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange, remarked, ”UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia, and the JNA Awards, organised by the flagship publication of its Jewellery Group – JNA, has become the most prestigious international award in Asia in just four years. We are deeply honoured to be participating in the JNA Awards as an Honoured Partner.”

Li also currently serves as Vice President of the China Gems & Jewelry Trade Association and the China Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China – Coloured Stone Branch.

Established in February this year, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is one of two provincial jewellery trading platforms approved by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province. Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is committed to providing domestic and overseas jewellers with a secure, high-quality and convenient trading platform on an international level.

The Honourees of the JNA Awards 2016 will be revealed at a press conference scheduled for June 23, the first day of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The award Recipients, alongside the Honourees, will be feted at the JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 14 September or on the second day of the week-long September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

For more information, visit http://www.JNAawards.com/ or contact:
JNA Awards Marketing
UBM Asia (Hong Kong)
+852 2516-2184
marketing@JNAawards.com

Notes for Editors:

1.      About JNA (www.jewellerynewsasia.com)

JNA is the organiser of the JNA Awards and is the flagship publication of UBM Asia’s Jewellery Group. First published in 1983, the title is the leader in providing up-to-date international jewellery trade news with an Asian insight. It features original, in-depth reports by experienced journalists covering the latest developments in the diamond, pearl, coloured gemstone, jewellery manufacturing, and equipment and supplies sectors.

2.      About the Headline Partners

2.1 Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (www.chowtaifook.com)

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited ( Stock Code: 1929 ) is a world-class leading jeweller listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011, and has become the largest jeweller listed inHong Kong by market capitalisation .

The iconic brand “Chow Tai Fook” of the Group has been widely recognised for its trustworthiness and authenticity, and renowned for product design, quality and value. The acquisition of Hearts On Fire, an internationally acclaimed U.S. luxury diamond brand, in August 2014 has further underpinned the Group’s stature as a diamond expert in the industry.

The Group boasts an extensive retail network comprising over 2,300 Chow Tai Fook and Hearts On Fire stores spanning more than 500 cities in Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States, as well as a strong and fast growing e-tail network through operating its Chow Tai Fook e-Shops and various e-tail accounts on other online shopping platforms.

The Group’s sophisticated vertically integrated business model provides it with an effective and tight control over the entire operation chain from raw material procurement, design, production, to marketing and sales through its extensive POS and e-tail channels.

2.2 Gemfields plc (www.gemfields.co.uk)

Gemfields plc is a leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones and is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker: GEM) where it is a constituent of the AIM50 index.

Gemfields is the operator and 75% owner of both the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia and the Montepuez ruby deposit in Mozambique. In addition Gemfields also holds a 50% interest in the Kariba amethyst mine in Zambia, as well as controlling interests in various other gemstone mining and prospecting licenses in Zambia,Mozambique, Colombia, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Sri Lanka.

Gemfields’ outright ownership of the Fabergé brand – an iconic and prestigious brand of exceptional heritage – enables Gemfields to optimise positioning, perception and consumer awareness of coloured gemstones, advancing the Company’s “mine and market” vision.

Gemfields has developed a proprietary grading system and a pioneering auction and trading platform to provide a consistent supply of quality coloured gemstones to the global downstream markets. This is a key component of the Company’s business model which the Directors believe has played an important role in the appropriate distribution and associated resurgence of the global coloured gemstone sector.

2.3 Rio Tinto Diamonds (www.riotinto.com/diamondsandminerals)

Rio Tinto Diamonds is one of the world’s major producers of rough diamonds and operates a fully integrated diamond exploration, mining and marketing business.

For over three decades, the company has been an important participant in the international diamond market with two world class underground diamond mines in Australia (Argyle) and Canada (Diavik) and an advanced diamond project in India (Bunder).

Rio Tinto Diamonds’ production is sorted and prepared for sale at its sales and marketing office in Antwerp, Belgium, supported by a network of representative offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai and New York. It also operates a niche cutting and polishing factory in Perth, Australia for the rare pink diamonds from its Argyle mine. Rio Tinto Diamonds is a leading supporter of the Kimberley Process, as well as a founding member of the Responsible Jewellery Council and the Diamond Producers Association.

3.      About the Honoured Partners

3.1 Diarough Group (www.diarough.com)

Diarough Group was established in Antwerp in 1975 and owns diamond polishing factories in China, India,Thailand and Botswana, with a network of sales offices around the world. Diarough is known among the most professional and respected names in the international diamond industry.

Diarough believes in building and nurturing long-term business relationships based on mutual trust, finding solutions to business and marketing problems, creating marketable opportunities through innovative products and providing excellent client services.

Its jewellery manufacturing unit Uni-Design has produced many award-winning jewellery pieces, which have been proudly worn by celebrities on the red carpet over the years.

The Group employs over 3,500 people and is engaged in a wide range of diamond business activities like rough trading, cutting, polishing, jewellery manufacturing and marketing to retailers, chain stores, global brands and private labels worldwide. Diarough employs advanced technology and modern work speed with traditional ethical business practices upon which the Company was founded.

3.2 Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (www.israelidiamond.co.il)

The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) is a non-profit, public interest company representing all institutions involved in the Israeli Diamond Industry. Israel is one of the world’s leading diamond centres and IDI works to enhance Israel’s position as a major trading and manufacturing hub.

IDI works to benefit Israel’s diamond industry in a variety of areas including:  marketing and PR, technological innovation, encouraging local manufacturing, training, and security consulting. IDI seeks out new markets for Israeli diamonds and develops existing ones.  As part of this effort, IDI organises industry participation in major trade fairs around the world, establishing Israeli Diamond Pavilions and sponsoring events at these shows.

IDI operates a representative office in Hong Kong, which fosters trade relations with Asian markets.

3.3 Shanghai Diamond Exchange (www.cnsde.com)

Authorised by the State Council, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) is the only diamond exchange in Chinaand provides diamond dealers a fair and safe transaction venue under close supervision. It also enjoys a favourable taxation policy and is operated in accordance with international best practices of the diamond industry.

Established in 2000, the SDE is a non-profit, self-regulating membership organisation and a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.

3.4 The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange

Founded in February 2016, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is one of two provincial jewellery trading platforms authorised by the People’s Government of Guangdong Province.

Aggregating resources from key industrial hubs across Guangdong including Guangzhou, Pingzhou of Foshan, Yangmei of Jieyang and Sihui of Zhaoqing, the Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange joins hands with world-renowned jewellery brands in setting up an international supply chain integrated service platform that offers a secure and convenient trading experience for domestic and overseas jewellers.

The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange is set to benefit China’s jewellery industry in a variety of areas, such as the promotion of a healthier and more balanced international division of labour, foreign trade development, cross-border resource management and consumer market growth. As part of this effort, it will take full advantage of the base and influence of Guangdong’s jewellery industry and the benefits stemming from the Belt and Road Initiative to establish linkages with national and global gemstone and jewellery markets.

3.5 The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (www.gdland.com.hk)

The Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (GDLAND), with its headquarters in Hong Kong, is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and is a subsidiary of GDH Limited, which is Guangdong Province’s largest conglomerate operating outside Mainland China.

The principal business of GDLAND is property development and investment, including but not limited to the development and operational management of the innovative commercial real estate, urban complex and industrial business complex. As the strategic arm of GDH Limited, GDLAND engages in the business development of commercial real estate, as well as the projects of urban and industrial complex.

GDLAND’s flagship project, namely the “Buxin Project”, is planned to become the biggest and most advanced jewellery mart in the world, including a large-scale jewellery trading and exhibition centre along with other facilities, with a lot size of over 87,000 square metres and the construction scale (floor area) is expected to be more than 700,000 square metres. The Buxin Project, which is located in the Buxin area of Luohu district inCentral Shenzhen, close to the Shuibei Gold and Jewellery Base, is expected to develop the area into one of the most influential gold and jewellery trading and exchange platforms in China and around the world.

4.      About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asiaand the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 32 offices and 1,300 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with 230 events, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock online products for over 2,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 12 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing,Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise 90 events. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with 70 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai organise over 20 events every year across the country.

UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organizer Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.

 

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