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VERB Appoints Mitch Bledsoe as Chief Information Officer and Julie Holdren as Chief Product Officer

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VERB Technology Company, Inc.  (NASDAQ: VERB) (“VERB” or the “Company”), a leader in interactive video-based sales enablement applications, including interactive livestream ecommerce, webinar, CRM and marketing applications for entrepreneurs and enterprises, today announced the appointments of Mitch Bledsoe as Chief Information Officer and Julie Holdren as Chief Product Officer. The new executives will be instrumental in driving the Company’s product solutions and scaling its global information technology (IT) infrastructure.

Mr. Bledsoe joins VERB with decades of leadership under his belt, including nearly 20 years of strategic IT senior leadership experience across the high tech, financial services, advertising and retail industries. He has served as vice president at ALLDATA, Assurant, iHeartMedia and First American Corporation, leading multiple domestic and international teams through successful large-scale product development efforts, legacy modernizations, corporate applications, and the buildout and maintenance of IT

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Pablo Salazar joins LinkAmerica as Chief Technology Officer

DALLAS, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LinkAmerica announces Pablo Salazar, former Chief Information Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at AT&T Mexico, as their new Chief Technology Officer to strengthen and expand LinkAmerica’s IT initiatives. 

Mr. Salazar brings with him a trailblazing background in the IT and IT Security functions as well as in digital transformation roles with over 28 years of experience in the USA and Global markets. With extensive proficiency and in-depth knowledge of the diverse areas of Technology, he has managed a team of over 1,300 IT professionals and was previously responsible for integrating multiple organizations and leading the IT teams in more than 45 countries in the LATAM, EMEA, and AP Regions. 

Mr. Salazar holds BSEE and MBA degrees from the University of Miami and participated in Executive Programs at Columbia University (Digital Business Leadership) and Harvard University (Achieving Breakthrough Service). Outside of AT&T, he

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Dr. Elena Cortona to become the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Member of the Executive Committee of the Belimo Group

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Belimo: Dr. Elena Cortona to become the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Member of the Executive Committee of the Belimo Group

The Board of Directors of BELIMO Holding AG has appointed Dr. Elena Cortona as the new CTO, Head of Group Division Innovation and Member of the Group Executive Committee. Elena Cortona takes over from Louis Scheidegger, Head of Group Division Production, who is leading the Group Division Innovation ad interim.

Elena Cortona has been working for the Schindler group, a global leader in elevators and escalators, in various positions since 2001. Currently, she is Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Transformation in the CTO Division, in

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Election result delays mean “the system is working” says cybersecurity chief

With an unprecedented number of Americans voting by mail this year, it may take longer than normal for results to come in this Election Day—including even unofficial results. Yet President Donald Trump’s disinformation campaign about election security continues to falsely suggest that any “delay” would be the result of fraud.

But government officials charged with protecting the election made it clear that slower-than-usual results should be totally expected.

“We are likely to see delays in the processing of the election,” says Brandon Wales, the executive director at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA. “The truth is that nothing about this process changes when the election will be officially done.”

We may not have results on election night… [but] it doesn’t mean the process has been compromised, it means the system is working.”

“Everything you hear on election day has always been unofficial results,” he adds. “The vote isn’t

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Singapore GIC Chief Warns ‘Divisive Trends’ to Stay for Years

(Bloomberg) — One of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds said “divisive trends” in areas such as economics, technology and geopolitics will remain for some time, meaning investors will have to be more nimble to be profitable.

Lim Chow Kiat, the chief executive officer of Singapore’s GIC Pte, identified this “great dispersion” as a force that needs assessing in order to re-imagine the future as the world undergoes big changes. He also warned that large policy interventions undertaken by governments to avert economic collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic aren’t by themselves a long-term solution.



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“The resulting low interest rates, debt piles and heavy financial market reliance on policy support could lead to large distortions of economic decisions, macro instability and market fragility,” Lim said in a GIC

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SpectraWAVE Appoints Eman Namati, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer to Lead Development and Launch of Flagship Technology

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SpectraWAVE, Inc., a development-stage medical imaging company focused on improving coronary artery disease (CAD) outcomes with photonics, is pleased to announce that Eman Namati, Ph.D., has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Namati brings more than a decade of experience leading the development and launch of highly technical medical imaging products.

Dr. Namati said, “The Board, founders, and team at SpectraWAVE have been an inspiring group to join. They are talented, experienced, and purpose-driven, which will be key as we move towards the launch of our new photonic imaging technology for coronary artery disease. Our flagship technology will define our clinical impact and growth, and we are working hard to bring that solution to the market to help as many patients as possible with coronary artery disease.”

“SpectraWAVE has the opportunity to help millions of patients worldwide,” according to Gregg Stone, MD,

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careMESH Appoints new Chief Technology Officer

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RESTON, Va., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — careMESH today announced that Gustavo Bonany has been appointed as chief technology officer (CTO). In this role, he will lead the development and delivery of the company’s healthcare services, oversee its software engineering team and implement technology strategies aligned with careMESH customer requirements.

Bonany has 20 years of healthcare technology experience, most recently with Voxiva, where he was senior vice president of research and development. Before Voxiva, he was the CTO at Brain Capital, building the technology infrastructure to provide internet services to enterprises partnering with micro-finance and telecommunication companies. He has seven years of experience in the financial sector, including with Wiese and NBK Banks, managing and building electronic channel services over the Internet, WAP, POS and phones.

“Gustavo is exactly the

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U.K.’s Antitrust Chief Says All Tech Deals Should Face Scrutiny

    

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Britain’s top antitrust enforcer laid out plans for a new regulator, saying the largest tech companies would face scrutiny for any transaction, no matter how small.

Andrea Coscelli, who leads the Competition and Markets Authority, said he wanted to see a “special parallel regime” for the tech giants that have strategic market status. The new program could also apply a stricter test before clearing any deal, Coscelli said in a speech delivered remotely to a New York conference.

The CMA is increasingly voicing concerns about internet giants swallowing up smaller firms and the new system would automatically have oversight of deals like Facebook Inc.’s purchase of Giphy. The renewed effort to roll back the dominance of these companies comes as the U.K.’s departure from the European Union gives the CMA leeway to devise new approaches to antitrust.

“For me, the case for regulation is

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First Xbox Series X Ad Is A Psychedelic Dreamscape (Featuring Master Chief)

Xbox Series X and Series S are launching in just over a month, and Microsoft has put out the first ad for the new hardware. The Xbox Series X and Series S ad is light on the gameplay imagery and instead sells the Xbox as a gateway to fantasia. It features Academy Award-nominated actor Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther).

In the ad titled “Us Dreamers,” a young man comes home, puts on his headset, and is transported to a variety of locales. Those include hovering over a Viking naval battle, facing some kind of monstrous world-eater, and becoming/meeting Master Chief, who then grows larger than the planet he’s standing on. This may have been in production before Halo Infinite, which was to be the Series X’s big launch game, was delayed into 2021.

The accompanying tweet emphasizes the “dream” aspect, though it leans less on psychedelia and more on

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What’s top of mind for the DNC’s chief technology officer?

With help from Eric Geller, John Hendel, Nancy Scola and Carmen Paun

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— DNC CTO talks disinformation: The DNC’s chief technology officer said the party is seeing as much disinformation from domestic sources as from foreign ones, which she called “deeply troubling.”

— Meanwhile, on the RNC: The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee are sourcing Americans’ answers on whether social media companies “are trying to help Joe

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