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Top officials and business leaders discuss a possible ‘reset’ for the global economy

top officials and business leaders discuss a possible ‘reset’ for the global economy

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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the global economy and put millions of jobs on the line in the process. With that in mind, some of world’s top economic officials and business leaders are debating how to recover from the crisis in a way that looks beyond mainstream financial metrics like GDP.Hear from European Commissioner for the Economy Paolo Gentiloni, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, World Economic Forum Managing Director Saadia Zahidi, Unilever CEO Alan Jope and Manpower CEO Jonas Prising on how they’re thinking about an economic “reset,” in a WEF panel hosted by CNBC anchor Steve Sedgwick.Subscribe to CNBC on YouTube. 

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MCWT ‘Embraces the Moment’ through Transformed Programs and a Virtual Gala in 2020

mcwt ‘embraces the moment’ through transformed programs and a virtual gala in 2020

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation’s 14th annual Signature Gala went virtual – one more pivot this year for the nonprofit working to make Michigan the No. 1 state for women in technology. The Oct. 17 digital fundraiser, with a theme of “Embrace the Moment,” raised  $352,000 in gross revenue for programs that help inspire and grow girls and women in technology. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles served as host sponsor and over 500 individuals tuned in for the evening.
“Despite the pandemic, we’ve actually had a significant year here at MCWT,” said MCWT Executive Director Chris Rydzewski. “We are a technology group, and thanks to our partners, we’ve been able to build on our strengths, adapt to an ever-changing environment, and reach even more people. The move to virtual was an opportunity to maintain our community connections and make an even bigger impact among the girls and women who need to hear our message the most.”
The event provided a behind-the-scenes look at how the nonprofit found the upside in the year’s challenges, detailing five impactful pivots:  

Sparking curiosity through virtual summer technology programs. Instead of 10 in-person camps for middle and high school girls across the state, MCWT launched …

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B2B Companies Will Fail If They Haven’t Embraced Digital Marketing, Sales Model

b2b companies will fail if they haven’t embraced digital marketing, sales model

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The reality that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought an irrevocable shift on the way B2B firms operate is indisputable and as a result many companies have been forced to shift strategies. MountainTop Data CEO Sky Cassidy says it is imperative that businesses embrace digital communications if they want their marketing and sales campaigns to be successful.CANOGA PARK, Calif., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Two-thirds of Business to Business travel and tourism companies saw a substantial disruption in their business in the COVID-19 era. Additionally, 60% of the personal services and 46% of the manufacturing segments have also seen significant turmoil in their operations.(1) Across the world in-person events—such as trade shows, a mainstay of B2B marketing—have been cancelled and most are not expected to return until late 2021.(2) More than 50% of B2B buyers have reported they were holding off on making a purchase because of the pandemic.(3) “COVID-19 has permanently altered the way we do business. In order to be successful, businesses will have to continue to rely on digital interactions to reach their customers,” MountainTop Data CEO Sky Cassidy said.Due to this shifting landscape, businesses have had to rethink and reshape the way they reach consumers. In …

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Justice Department files long-awaited antitrust suit against Google

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Sources tell FOX Business’ Charlie Gasparino that big tech is bracing for antitrust enforcement action if Democrats win the White Hose and take the Senate. The Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google engaged in anticompetitive conduct to preserve monopolies in search and search advertising that form the cornerstones of its vast conglomerate.Continue Reading BelowThe long-anticipated case, filed in a Washington, D.C., federal court, marks the most aggressive U.S. legal challenge to a company’s dominance in the tech sector in more than two decades, with the potential to shake up Silicon Valley and beyond. Once a public darling, Google attracted considerable scrutiny over the past decade as it gained power but has avoided a true showdown with the government until now.The department alleged that Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., is maintaining its status as gatekeeper to the internet through an unlawful web of exclusionary and interlocking business agreements that shut out competitors. The government alleged that Google uses billions of dollars collected from advertisements on its platform to pay mobile-phone manufacturers, carriers and browsers, like Apple Inc.’s Safari, to maintain Google as their preset, default search engine.TickerSecurityLastChangeChange %GOOGLALPHABET INC.1,537.28+7.33+0.48%The …

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Field Squared Selected by TRC to Embolden Digital Transformation of Its Utility Service Operations

field squared selected by trc to embolden digital transformation of its utility service operations

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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Co., Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Field Squared, Inc.™, the industry’s first Field Service Automation Platform, today announced that TRC Companies (NYSE: TRR), a leading global consulting, engineering and construction management firm, selected Field Squared as the backbone technology across its utility field service operations.
“Since 2016, TRC has expanded our field services offering to the natural gas distribution industry, where we help our customers maintain the safety and integrity of their distribution systems,” stated Nate Spayde, Project Manager at TRC. “As our field-based programs grew, we identified a need to streamline our project management processes with software to efficiently schedule, execute, and report on activities. We chose Field Squared as the best fit solution to help TRC meet these goals.”
With 140 offices around the world, and servicing many notable Fortune 500 utility companies, TRC has provided pioneering solutions to the power, infrastructure, environmental and energy markets for over 50 years.
TRC sought all-in-one software to meet the requirements of a corporate initiative to adopt technology to increase operational efficiency.
Field Squared will support TRC’s major client utility services projects, helping TRC to:

Increase scheduling efficiency via a centralized schedule view
Improve field data collection with Mobile Smart Forms, replacing disjointed tools
Empower …

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Digital Marketing Content Executive

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We are an exciting online medical education startup based in Chester, looking for a talented digital marketing executive to plan, write and execute a regular and consistent content campaign, to expand our company’s digital footprint, increasing awareness, subscribers, and B2B and B2C leads (for our first learning platform). The perfect candidate with be passionate about all things social and will also be responsible for directing all graphic design, copy, video, photography, promotional assets, and more behind our brand and owned properties. Understanding the relationship between video, pictures and words, our new content marketing manager will understand the power visuals plays in content campaigns and have an eye for the creative. This role requires creativity, attention to detail, project management skills and a “can do” attitude. This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody who wants to join an exciting and growing online startup and progress their career.This part time position is for 3 days a week and has opportunities for remote working.Responsibilities: Evolve and ensure consistency and integrity behind our company’s brand and brand guidelines. Lead all design and copywriting. Manage a production calendar and be responsible for hitting those deadlines. Collaborate with company leaders and …

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Black Mesa Winery In Velarde Honored With 2020 SBA Home-Based Business Of The Year Award

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Jerry and Lynda Burd of Black Mesa Winery with their Small Business Administration award. Courtesy photo

Honoring Black Mesa Winery are from left, owners Jerry Burd and Lynda Burd, winery account Antoinette Martinez, Karen Easton, branch manager of Century Bank Los Alamos, Justin Crossie, Small Business Administration regional administrator, Patrick Metzger, Century Bank universal banker and Espanola Mayor Javier Sanchez. Courtesy photo

SBDC NEWSPrior to COVID-19, Black Mesa Winery located in Velarde had customers visiting the Tasting Room from across the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. The biggest share came from New Mexico, with Colorado, Texas and Arizona coming next.  They were shipping wine to 20 states.  Black Mesa Winery Wine Club consists of 400 members one of the largest in the state, with more than half of the members living outside of New Mexico.

Owners Jerry and Lynda Burd were recently awarded the Small Business Administration Home-Based business of the year award. They had lots to celebrate but the celebration came to a halt as coronavirus quickly took the world by surprise.  Change happened and Black Mesa Winery changed as well and is focusing on moving forward.  Today Black Mesa Winery is shipping to 40 states, they have innovative virtual events …

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Jill Grozalsky: The Ideal Digital Experience – Agile, Responsive, Ever-Improving

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Jill Grozalsky’s college major in general communications gave her a solid foundation from which to explore a variety of career options. In her work for a government contractor, she did a fair amount of writing and editorial work for organizations such as the National Institute of Health and the National Institute of Justice. It was during that period that she got her introduction into the digital space, focusing on video content and establishing digital programs and strategies.
“From there, I went to the PR world where I focused on crisis communications, as well as social media and digital strategies to help increase engagement and conversations for various brands,” Grozalsky said. When it came time to move back to her hometown of Boston, she began working for a Sitecore implementation partner and discovered her passion.
“[That] is when I started to enter the world of digital customer experience — working for a Sitecore implementation partner and find[ing] my passion for personalization strategies and how to help brands deliver exceptional customer experiences,” she said. After several years working with various Sitecore implementation partners, as well as an advertising/digital agency, and progressing from strategist to VP of strategy, she moved in-house …

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Isis Nyong’o Madison: Building e-commerce for African women’s needs against all odds | TechCabal

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Isis Nyong’o Madison, CEO Bliss Group.

The merger between MumsVillage, a Kenyan company, and BabyBliss Nigeria is a demonstration of how e-commerce and Femtech will spread in Africa.

Realising their shared values around serving expectant and nursing mothers, both companies came together as Bliss Group to deepen their penetration in two of Africa’s biggest tech-powered economies. 

MumsVillage and BabyBliss were each under three years old as retail outlets before the merger. By combining capacities, each gains extra years of expertise to become stronger companies in each market.

Each rose to prominence through a similar course; first by creating relevant content, then building a community across multiple channels, and taking on the responsibility of delivering trusted goods to members of the community through those channels.

Bliss Group is positioning to be a trusted partner for African mothers and their infants. But the subsidiary companies have jumped various hoops, especially of perception bias, to come to life.

Isis Nyong’o Madison founded MumsVillage after years of experience at Google, Viacom and InMobi. 

Besides the goal of building a competitive product for women, she was deliberate about designing a company with a female orientation. Her teams would not be female-only but will …

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Soleadify secures seed funding for database what tracks 40M business using machine learning

soleadify secures seed funding for database what tracks 40m business using machine learning

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Usually, databases about companies have to be painstakingly updated by humans. Soleadify is a startup that uses machine learning to create profiles for businesses in any industry. The first of the company’s products is a business search engine that keeps over 40 million business profiles updated, currently used by hundreds of companies in the USA, Europe and Asia for sales and marketing activities.
It’s now secured $1.5M in seed round funding from European venture firms GapMinder Venture Partners and DayOne Capital, as well as several prominent business angels, through Seedblink, an equity crowdfunding platform based out of Bucharest Romania.
The company plans to use the funds to further improve their technology, build partnerships and expand their marketing capabilities.
On top of Soleadify’s data, they build solutions for prospecting, market research, customer segmentation and industry monitoring.
The way it’s done is by frequently scanning billions of webpages, identifying and classifying relevant data points and creating connections between them. The result is a database of business data, that is normally only available through laborious, manual research.

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