Aspiring Minds Launches AI-assisted Live Interviewing Technology to Revolutionize Talent Evaluation

SmartMeet live interviewing platform delivers a realistic, interactive interview experience from a computer or laptop anywhere, anytime.

SmartMeet is the newest edition to our suite of AI powered Talent Evaluation tools and I believe SmartMeet and CodeMeet will revolutionize how organizations engage with candidates.”

— Himanshu Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO Aspiring Minds.

SAN JOSE, CA, USA, June 20, 2019 / — Aspiring Minds will showcase its one of a kind AI powered interviewing technology – SmartMeet at SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2019 on June 23-26th.

SmartMeet, an AI-powered Live Interviewing tool is designed to deliver a real-life interview experience on your computer or laptop. Whether using this live interviewing platform for a conversational interview or to evaluate architects, coders or finance professionals, the platform’s powerful AI enables real-time feedback to help recruiters and interviewers ask more relevant questions during the interview, while giving candidates a collaborative, engaging interview experience in the comfort of their home.

About SmartMeet
SmartMeet provides interviewers with a collaboration environment with video, audio conferencing, whiteboard, chat and most importantly access to role relevant, pre-defined and structured set of questions to help them conduct a comprehensive and efficient interview. AI powered real time feedback on what to ask next and candidate’s state of mind take the tool to the next level. The platform allows interviewers to take point in time notes and submit feedback in a structured manner. Using the full-blown record and replay feature interviewers and recruiters can revisit the entire interaction and review the notes and feedback making the process extremely efficient.

“SmartView is part of our suite of AI powered Talent Evaluation tools. Aspiring Minds continues to innovate and lead the talent assessment, matching and interviewing space with cutting edge technology. It will be a breeze for our customers to plug and play various components – assessments, video assessments, interviewing and more to build their ideal recruitment process. I believe SmartMeet and CodeMeet – the coding avatar of SmartMeet will revolutionize how organizations engage with candidates”, said Himanshu Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO Aspiring Minds.

“A reliable standardized interview is a key component that adds predictive validity to any thorough selection process,” said Dr. Fred Rafilson, Aspiring Minds’ Chief I/O Psychologist. “SmartMeet is an excellent realistic solution that allows for the interview to be conducted remotely. For a long time, employers have struggled to assess both soft and hard skills in a way that truly predicts job performance and a person’s potential for success.”

With over a decade of experience pioneering AI-powered talent evaluation technology and delivering measurable results to companies worldwide, Aspiring Minds talent evaluation solutions help companies in all industries to improve quality of hire, dramatically improve speed to hire, and deliver an engaging candidate experience. Visit the team at SHRM Annual Conference & Expo, Booth #725, attend our SHRM presentation on June 23rd at 5:45pm or reserve your demo.

About Aspiring Minds
Founded in 2008 by Himanshu Aggarwal and Varun Aggarwal, Aspiring Minds continues to innovate in the talent matching, assessment and interviewing field using artificial intelligence (AI), psychometrics, machine-learning and statistics. Blending the power of AI with the science of psychometrics optimizes the hiring process through an engaging candidate experience. Talent professionals can easily mix and match from a comprehensive portfolio of assessments to measure cognitive abilities, personality traits, language proficiency, and functional skills. Predictive analytics identify high-performing, long-term candidates to take the guesswork out of hiring. Our talent evaluation solutions are used across all industries and are administered to 5M+ candidates annually in over 3,000 companies worldwide including over 100 Fortune-500. Learn how AI powered talent evaluations can power your hiring strategy at

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Big Data Block Chain in the Internet of Things-Kesla Chain (KEC)

Kesla Chain is a big data blockchain integrating the Internet of things and blockchain technology, dedicated to creating an Internet of everything blockchain.

NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2019 / — Kesla Chain (KEC) is a big data blockchain integrating the Internet of things and blockchain technology, dedicated to creating an Internet of everything blockchain.

The Internet of things is recognized globally as another information wave of the world information industry after the computer, Internet and mobile Internet, which will bring a huge upgrade to the quality of life and production efficiency of human beings and have a very broad market prospect.

The traditional operation platform of Internet of things adopts centralized technology. No matter in data collection or operation, any party involved in the Internet of things is the premise of due diligence. Due to the slow development of trust mechanism, the development of the Internet of things market is seriously hindered. In view of the problems in the process of the Internet of things, kesla focuses on the block chain technology applied in the Internet of things industry facing the problem of data acquisition, data concurrency, data coexistence, combined with block chain a big data in the Internet of things, to build a new generation of Internet of things architecture.

Kesla stores the data of Internet of things participants at every link, enabling free conversion of assets. At the same time, kesla has built a technology-based trust system for basic data based on the characteristics of blockchain. In kesla, due to its non-tampering and traceability, participants have absolute trust in the fair trading mechanism, guaranteeing the normal operation of the transaction.

KEC is the basic token of kesla. Through KEC, kesla facilitates the capitalization of commodity circulation data in the Internet of things, subverting the traditional method of data acquisition. Kesla derived other intelligent contracts through the basic circulation data of goods, which eventually led to the blockchain of big data of the Internet of things that was authentic, traceable and highly available.

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Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE:JT) Big Data Institute: China Mortgage Rates Declined For Sixth Consecutive Month

The Trend of Average Mortgage Rate for Home Rates in China Since 2018

Mortgage Rates for the First-Home Loan in First-tier and Typical Second-tier Cities

Beijing and Guangzhou Were Off the Top 10 List of Lowest Mortgage Rates

Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE:JT)

BEIJING, CHINA, June 20, 2019 / —
Key Points:
– Mortgage rates have declined for sixth consecutive month, reaching the lowest level since 2018.
– Adjustments of mortgage rates among different cities vary greatly. While the mortgage rates has been slightly reduced in all first-tier cities, the situation in second-tier cities are different from one to another.
– Beijing and Guangzhou were off the top 10 list of lowest mortgage rates, while Urumqi, Shenyang and Kunming joined in.
– The downward trend of mortgage rates is coming to an end. In cities with a hot housing market, it may even start to rise.
– The price of the real estate market is stable.

Mortgage Rates Have Declined For Sixth Consecutive Month, Reaching The Lowest Level Since 2018

According to data analytics by Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE:JT) Big Data Research Institute, the average mortgage rate for first-home loan in China was 5.42%, which is declined by 1.09%(6 basis point). The average mortgage rate for the second-home loan was 5.74%, which is 8 basis point lower than that of the previous month. After declining for six months in a row, the rates have fallen to the lowest level since 2018.

Nevertheless, among the 533 bank branches in 35 cities monitored by Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE:JT), the number and proportion of banks with flat or rising level of first-home mortgage rates increased in May 2019. 108 banks reduced their rates, dropped by 3.38% than the prior month.

Adjustments of mortgage rates among different cities have obvious difference

The national real estate mortgage rate is reduced in May, but the adjustments of mortgage rates among different cities vary greatly. While the mortgage rates has been slightly reduced in all first-tier cities, the situation in second-tier cities are different from one to another. Among the second-tier cities, some whose interest rates had declined sharply in prior months have remained stable or slightly declined in May, others with relatively steady rates in prior months, such as of Urumqi, Kunming and Shenyang, have largely reduced the rates in May. Meanwhile, the mortgage rates of some second-tier cities have rebounded from the bottom. In addition, several banks are quietly raising the mortgage rates in cities whose average mortgage rates declined.

Beijing and Guangzhou Were Off the Top 10 List of Lowest Mortgage Rates

Generally speaking, the mortgage rate of first-tier cities is lower than that of second-tier cities. However, data shows that Beijing and Guangzhou were squeezed out of the top 10 list of lowest mortgage rates for first-home loans. Second-tier city Haikou was also out of it in May 2019. Instead, Urumqi, Shenyang and Kunming were included in, with the average mortgage rates of 5.17%, 5.24% and 5.27% respectively.

Still, Xiamen, Shanghai and and Tianjin enjoy the 3 lowest mortgage rates in China, with the average of 4.90%, 4.92% and 4.93% respectively. The rates of other seven cities were also below 5.30%.

Mortgage Rates Downward Trend Is Coming To An End, In Cities With A Hot Housing Market, the Rates May Even Start To Rise
The National Bureau of Statistics issued Sales Prices of Residential Buildings in 70 Medium and Large-sized Cities in April 2019. Two days later, the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development warned four cities over price rises, including Foshan, Suzhou, Dalian and Nanning.

On the background of real estate market regulation, it is generally believed that causal relationship exists between housing prices and mortgages rates. However, the data shows no such relationship.

In fact, increasing mortgage rates is not the only means to control the overheated investment in real estate. The main tone of national policy is still "houses are for living in, not for speculation", meanwhile, each city should take control measures in accordance with the local real estate market. From this perspective, it is easier to understand the data above.

Rong360 Jianpu Technology Inc. (NYSE:JT) concludes that this downward trend of mortgage rates is drawing to a close. It is likely that the average level of national mortgage rates may still decline in future, but more cities may maintain a steady rate, a few cities with overheated real estate market will even rebound.

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Dean Dorton Named to Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARS for 2019

Dean Dorton, a Sage Intacct Premier Partner, was named to Bob Scott's Top 100 VARS for 2019.

RALEIGH, NC, UNITED STATES, June 20, 2019 / — Dean Dorton, a full-service CPA and business consulting firm, has been named to the Bob Scott’s Top 100 VARs for 2019. The Top 100 resellers are chosen from organizations nation-wide that specialize in the sale and implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and accounting software.

“We want to congratulate this year's class of Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs,” said Bob Scott, executive editor of ERP Global Insights (formerly known as Bob Scott’s Insights). “This selection represents recognition of leaders in this important field.”

The selection of the Top 100 VARS is based on annual revenue generated by each reseller. A special report that includes names of the organizations selected for this year’s Top 100 list, ranked by revenue, is downloadable at

“It is an honor to be selected as a Top 100 VAR, as it reflects the knowledge and dedication of our ERP software consulting team and the firm as a whole,” says Philip Massey, Director of Software Consulting at Dean Dorton.

Dean Dorton specializes in both Sage Intacct cloud-based financial management software, along with MS Dynamics Great Plains accounting software. The Dean Dorton ERP team works with businesses every step of the way, from assessment and selection through the implementation of the software and continuous support.

“Our goal is to help clients strategize with their business plans in mind to ensure they select the best financial management software for their organization, both in regards to what they need now and what they are looking for in the future. We strive to provide our customers with a prestige solution that will scale with their company’s growth, accelerate their ROI, and guide them to overall proper financial accuracy.”

The firm has been a Sage Intacct Premier Partner since 2014 and was named Sage Intacct Partner of the Month in March 2019.

About Dean Dorton

Dean Dorton Allen Ford, PLLC (Dean Dorton) provides an integrated suite of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies throughout the region, nationally, and internationally. The firm helps clients strategize, adapt, and change in every stage of business, from startup to growth and proper succession planning. Dean Dorton emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business.
Dean Dorton provides an array of full-service technology solutions to businesses of all sizes – delivering excellence in accounting technology from planning and management through implementation and continued support and improvement including software evaluation, selection, and systems integration. As a Sage Intacct Business Partner, Dean Dorton has the proven ability to provide sophisticated, value-added Sage Intacct solutions that deliver a high-quality accounting software experience for clients, including unique solutions for nonprofit organizations. For more information visit:

About Bob Scott

Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community via his email newsletters for 19 years. He has covered this market for nearly 28 years through print and electronic publications, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and has continued to address that market.

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Natsoft Joins DCARPE Alliance

DCARPE Alliance Welcomes Natsoft

SAP, Oracle, NetSuite Systems Integrator to Accelerate DCARPE Assurance and Disclosure Platform Adoption

NEW YORK, NY, USA, June 20, 2019 / — DCARPE Alliance, an accounting, audit, financial reporting and blockchain technology consortium welcomes Natsoft Corporation as a premier member and service provider.

Natsoft, global provider of SAP, Oracle and NetSuite integration, will become a premier provider of ERP software systems integration for enterprise customers on the DCARPE Assurance and Disclosure Platform. Natsoft will collaborate with Auditchain and other members of the DCARPE Alliance to help accelerate ERP integration and adoption of the DCARPE Assurance and Disclosure Protocol.

Auditchain; the founding member of DCARPE Alliance along with members in the technical category are leading the development and integration of the DCARPE Assurance and Disclosure platform.

Auditchain will enable enterprise customers to build, deploy and monitor “enterprise state machines” through the DCARPE Explorer. Natsoft will provide ERP systems integration on the back end. Rymedi, also a member of the Alliance will be leading the API integration of third-party applications such as the Gilded crypto accounting and Monax contract management platforms into the DCARPE Explorer, as well as layer two protocol development.

Jason Meyers, Founder of Auditchain states; “We are really excited that Natsoft is joining the Alliance. ERP system compliance with DCARPE and integration is a huge effort. Natsoft will really help accelerate the ecosystem”.

Natsoft joins a growing list of members such as Aeternity, A-lign, BANKEX, ExMarkets, Coineal, Gilded, Monax, Pepper Hamilton LLP, Rymedi, Shyft Network; each of which plays a critical role in providing enterprises with the cryptographic verifiability and programmability that makes continuous external validation and real time financial reporting possible.

Timmy Cheedala, CEO of Natsoft stated; “Blockchain in the enterprise represents a real opportunity for Natsoft. It represents a whole new ERP upgrade and integration cycle we think will last quite a while. Our expertise will help accelerate commercialization and adoption. We are excited to join other members of the Alliance and tap into the new DCARPE Assurance and Disclosure economy”.

The DCARPE Assurance and Disclosure Platform will enable continuous enterprise external validation by a network of CPAs and Chartered Accountants as well as financial statement reporting in real time for issuers of digital assets. The DCARPE Explorer will also offer public subscriptions to deeper financial detail and audit analytics as well as the ability to access tools to build dynamically updating thesis-based reports that ultimately have the potential to mechanize the foresight of oncoming risk for enterprises and investors.

Auditchain and the DCARPE Alliance are also leading a movement and partnering with digital asset exchanges who will act as early adopters to integrate the DCARPE Assurance and Disclosure Protocol into their digital asset exchange listing and launchpad platforms. It’s a strategic move by digital asset exchanges to reach maturity as well as collaborate and demonstrate innovation and advancements in disclosure and transparency.
CPAs, Chartered Accountants and those who have an interest in making contributions in the technical and thought leadership categories are encouraged to apply for membership by visiting or email

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About DCARPE Alliance:

Auditchain is the founding member of the DCARPE™ Alliance, a global coalition of members of the accounting, audit, financial reporting, legal, blockchain, investment and regulatory community. The purpose of the Alliance is to provide education, drive technology innovation and open source engineering, and promote the adoption of continuous audit and real time financial reporting using the DCARPE™ Assurance and Disclosure Protocol. The DCARPE™ Alliance will hold events and symposiums as well as educate the investment, enterprise and regulatory community about the benefits of continuous audit and real time reporting using the DCARPE Assurance and Disclosure Protocol.

About Auditchain:

Auditchain is the developer of the world's first Decentralized Continuous Audit & Reporting Protocol Ecosystem for digital asset and enterprise assurance and disclosure. Auditchain is developing a public blockchain ecosystem populated with CPAs and Chartered Accountants who externally validate the state of enterprise systems and controls as well as financial performance on a continuous basis and in near real time. The DCARPE Explorer is a subscription based public block explorer that renders financial statement data and audit analytics in real time to subscribers.


About Natsoft:

Natsoft is a rapidly growing global provider of Digital Consulting, Application Development and Maintenance, Enterprise Applications platforms, Leading-Edge Product Development and Software Engineering services to its clients. Natsoft has worked with leading global IT service providers to partner successfully in providing implementation and support services to their clients. Natsoft consultants have deep experience in end to end services around Enterprise Applications implementation, System and Database Administration, Custom Application and Product Development, Big data and Analytics solutions and Robotics Process Automation areas.

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LANDFALL Solutions Adds Next Level Now to Its Portfolio of Services

LANDFALL Solutions Partners with Next Level Now to Elevate Client Services and Provide a Deeper Level of Financial Expertise for Customers.

WHEATON, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2019 / — LANDFALL Solutions, a leading accounting and ERP technology consulting firm, announced a new partnership with Next Level Now, a top provider of a high-level strategic financial services to businesses of all sizes.

This new partnership allows LANDFALL Solutions to provide industry-leading outsourced CFO and accounting services to help organizations focus on building and growing their businesses, while improving their financial management and overall financial stability.

"We are excited to be working with Next Level Now because of the value their services provide. We are confident that the Next Level Now team will be able to help our customers gain greater financial insight into their businesses, be able to align strategic goals with their ERP implementations, and grow their businesses effectively," stated Mark Solberg, President of LANDFALL Solutions.

Next Level Now Founder/CFO Ken Peterson added he is thrilled to partner with the team at LANDFALL. "Next Level Now is all about helping our clients succeed, we know we are successful when our clients are matched with the best technology solution that fits their needs and enables growth – it drives us."

LANDFALL Solutions is an experienced technology solutions provider. Next Level Now is a team of strategic CFOs. Together, the two partners have over 50 years of combined finance expertise.

About Next Level Now, Inc.
Next Level Now offers strategic, high-level financial solutions for growth-minded businesses. They provide fractional CFO services to business of all sizes. Next Level Now has a proven track record of helping clients create the strategies, infrastructure, and standardized processes needed to run successful, scalable organizations. Their goal is to help optimize the value of each client's business by elevating its strategic capabilities and working as a trusted partner.

About LANDFALL Solutions
LANDFALL Solutions provides accounting and ERP business technology solutions for small to mid-sized companies as well as large multi-national companies with complex requirement. In addition to being a Sage Intacct Partner, Acumatica Gold Certified Partner, and a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner, LANDFALL is an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and offers its own suite of productivity applications designed to improve the operations of accounting and ERP solutions. LANDFALL provides its clients complete guidance to implement modern, stable and efficient business information systems. For more information, visit

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Justin Byers Turns Passion for ‘Trading’ into a Career Tracking Behemoth Private Companies at Prime Unicorn Index

Justin Byers

Justin Byers is the Chief Data Officer of Prime Unicorn Index, an industry leader when it comes to analyzing the market for Unicorns.

Although the data that we use is public, it is data that few either know about and/or utilize. We use this data to determine which of the companies may be included into future periods of the index.”

— Justin Byers

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2019 / — Like a lot of college graduates, when Justin Byers graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a B.S. in Finance in 1999, he took an entry level job with a large financial services company. Byers got licensed then proceeded to build a book by dialing for dollars. The experience told him all he needed to know.

“I realized that this was something that I did not want to pursue as a long-term career,” said Byers. “I was more passionate in the trading side of things.”

That interest and a gifted eye for what is the true value of a company has taken him to the top of the field when it comes to determining the proper valuation for Unicorns, or private companies valued at $1 billion or more. Today, Byers is the Chief Data Officer of Prime Unicorn Index, an industry leader when it comes to analyzing the market for Unicorns. To learn more about Byers, we sat down with him for a candid interview.

Question: What was your first big break in financial services?

Answer: Getting hired at then CyBerCorp (CyBerTrader then Charles Schwab) provided a push into the big pool of trading, operations, and technology. I started out as a licensed client services representative where the focus was on supporting trading and technology. Soon I moved over to the trade operation side of things, and that was a good fit. I was given a lot of responsibility with the margin department. I had close interaction with risk, margin, trade reconciliation, and brokerage technology that provided the connections from the exchanges to the clients. The time I spent in client services was very beneficial. It gave time to learn not only the software and operations of the trading, but I knew what clients were expecting and where they may need more education in how stock loan works.

Q: How did the experience at Schwab prepare you for Prime Unicorn Index?

A: During my time at Schwab, I was able to gain very valuable experience and knowledge on how the markets work, how derivatives play a major role in supporting the trading of equities, and also how the movement in pricing of these securities influenced where and how people/traders may move. Learning this allowed me to help guide how the Prime Unicorn Index may be structured and how we might be able to price the components of the index.

Q: What is the best part about being Chief Data Officer at the Index?

A: I get to see a plethora of data points that are “behind the scenes” of the general data that is published in the public domain for these private companies. Although the data that we use is public, it is data that few either know about and/or utilize. We use this data to determine which of the companies may be included into future periods of the index.

Q: What makes the Index better than others at getting accurate data about unicorn valuations?

A: The data that we use is based on corporate filings, filed by the companies, at both the state and Federal level. Unlike using media posts or hearsay data, we have the filings for the companies that we can point to that supports the marks that are applied to the companies for funding rounds and valuation calculations.

Q: What is the most misunderstood aspect about unicorn valuations?

A: In general, a big misunderstood aspect about the unicorn valuations is how much of these valuations are actually based on fundamentals of the company and how much is based on the investors, sector, and availability of market space. Some of the companies have seen huge valuations as compared to their revenue, but just because a certain investor or firm helped fund the company or even just because the company’s approach to a space is “cool and trendy”, a premium valuation is placed on the company. As these companies enter the public market, some of these have seen price/valuation corrections based on the public trading and investing.

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Jacob Hefetz: Prominent Business Man Helps Build Jewish Community in Las Vegas Nevada

Jacob Hefetz at  Bamidbar Chabad Sephardic Synagogue in Las Vegas praying

Bamidbar Chabad Sephardic Synagogue

Jacob Hefetz in Las Vegas, NV Office

Jacob Hefetz in Las Vegas, NV Office

Jacob Hefetz with the skyline of Las Vegas, NV in the background.

Las Vegas, NV – Jacob Hefetz

Jacob Hefetz, a prominent businessman and entrepreneur, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to strengthen the Jewish community in East Vegas.

“Tradition is very important to the family. For the bond between husband and wife, between the children. Whatever they do, they must have tradition”.”

— Jacob Hefetz

LAS VEGAS, NV, US, June 19, 2019 / — Jacob Hefetz, a prominent businessman and entrepreneur, has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to strengthen the Jewish community in East Vegas. Since first moving to Vegas in 1974, Jacob has sought to improve the quality of life for the local Jewish community through philanthropy and charitable donations. His most charitable donation to date being the construction of a Jewish Synagogue in East Vegas.

The Or Bamidbar Chabad Sephardic Synagogue has been serving this small Jewish community for the past 20 years. According to the synagogues website, “the organization has made “Ahavat Israel” – Love of a fellow Jew – the driving force that gives it momentum. Acceptance of every Jew on their own level, regardless of their background, observance, age or financial status, has become the trademark of Chabad.” The temple has served close to 2,000 families and continues to extend its reach into surrounded communities, bringing food to the homeless, prayer to the nearby prisons, and much more. Jacob explains one of the churches fundraisers to me, “In just 36 hours our church was able to raise over $120,000.” He contributes the success of the fundraiser to the members of his community.

For Jacob Hefetz, investing in the temple is his greatest achievement to date. Jacob feels strongly about encouraging a strong Jewish tradition in a place that lacks a strong Judaic presence. He believes that tradition heavily ties in with relationships and a healthy family dynamic. “Keep tradition”, he says. “Tradition is very important to the family. For the bond between husband and wife, between the children. Whatever they do, they must have tradition”.

Growing up in Israel, Jacobs family clung heavily to the traditions that have long since been in his family. Growing up with nine siblings, Jacob has always been surrounded by family and loved ones. In fact, he has over sixty close family members.

In a way, building this community has been a way for Jacob to surround himself with like minded individuals who in a way, have become like family to him. After speaking with him, it’s clear that his commitment to tradition and love of his family are huge factors in his success.

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Jacob Hefetz Making A Difference from LA to Vegas 2019

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Deutsche Bank ‘bad bank’ not enough to address brand equity

Banks Buzz (volume of posts)

Buzz (volume of posts)

Banks Net Sentiment Score (ESG)

Banks Net Sentiment Score (ESG)

Deutsche Bank underperforming in ESG in 4 out of 5 quarters

Despite having the biggest share of voice, Deutsche Bank is underperforming in ESG, with news on governance in particular being the driving force behind negative sentiment about the bank.”

— DigitalMR

LONDON, UK, June 19, 2019 / — During the 12-month period of 1st May 2018 – 30th April 2019, Deutsche Bank ranks first in social media buzz, with over 1.9 million English posts coming from Twitter, blogs, forums, news, reviews, and videos. This represents 48% share of voice for Deutsche Bank – all participants being the base – with HSBC and Barclays in 2nd and 3rd place respectively. This is published in a social intelligence banking report created by DigitalMR.

In total, 4.5 million posts about 11 banks were harvested and analysed for sentiment, topics, brands, and noise (irrelevant posts) with high accuracy, using proprietary machine learning models. The 11 banks included in the report are: Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Banco Santander, Royal Bank of Scotland, ING Group, Société Générale, Credit Agricole, UniCredit S.p.A, and Intesa Sanpaolo.

Despite having the biggest share of voice, Deutsche Bank is underperforming in ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance), with news on governance in particular being the driving force behind negative sentiment about the bank. On the topic of ESG, Deutsche Bank has negative Net Sentiment Score™ (NSS™) in four out of five quarters. NSS™ in the social intelligence world mirrors the well known Net Promoter Score (NPS) from surveys.

Further to that, Trump suing the bank at the end of April has not helped. In a single day between April 29-30th the number of negative posts jumped 10X to over 100,000. An early but very interesting finding by the DigitalMR data scientists is that negative ESG posts about DB were found to have high negative correlation with Deutsche Bank’s valuation based on its daily stock price! The June 17th article by FT reports that Deutsche Bank will be creating a bad bank that will take all the bad loans, but that will only address the balance sheet issues of the bank, not their brand equity.

Further research is on the way to find more proof whether buzz about the Governance of a bank can be predictive of its main stock price. For more findings from the report, contact DigitalMR.

DigitalMR is a London based technology company with proprietary solutions for social intelligence (listening & analytics) – listening247, and DIY private online communities – communities247. It specialises in the use of Artificial Intelligence for high accuracy text and image analytics and the integration of Social, Survey, and Sales data for unique actionable insights that could not otherwise be obtained. listening247 was developed specifically for market research, offering the highest possible sentiment and semantic (topics) accuracy in any language. It can be used to analyse data on any topic or product category, from any country around the world, on all social media and other online sources such as blogs, forums, news and reviews. DigitalMR has a variety of current and past clients and partners, and works with multinationals in various sectors such as FMCG, retail, banking & finance, telecoms, and NGOs.

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Runecast earns its name with new ability to simulate future ESXi-upgrades impact

Girl surprised by Runecast's new ability to simulate future ESXi upgrades impact

ESXi upgrades with no suprises

Runecast Analyzer saves hours of VMware administrator time by adding ESXi-upgrade future-simulation capabilities to its Automated VMware HCL.

LONDON, UK, June 19, 2019 / — Runecast, a leading provider of predictive analytics for VMware environments, has announced the release of the 2.7 update to its flagship Runecast Analyzer.

The new Runecast Analyzer 2.7 gives administrators a clear view into the future, thanks to its new ability to simulate potential issues within software-defined data centers (SDDCs). This forward-looking capability significantly reduces the time needed for hardware compatibility checks and prevents complications from undetected issues that can lead to forced downtimes or the PSOD.

“We want to take the uncertainty and the administrative chaos out of running your VMware environment,” said Aylin Sali, CTO of Runecast. “It is much better to run smart with the Runecast Analyzer than work harder and more inefficiently without it.”

Runecast now gives administrators a detailed one-stop look at the past, present, and future of their VMware systems. Log analysis helps track past situations, real-time issue recognition for the present, and the new automated VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) and ESXi upgradability checks for a predictive look at the future – all while providing a direct path to remediation.

Runecast slashes the time cost of compatibility

As there is a high time component to keeping VMware hardware and firmware compatible, administrators have traditionally spent hours creating manual check-off sheets, customizing scripts for analyzing parts of their environment, manually downloading HCL files, and checking for changes to specific components. Or, sometimes they are unable to do all of the basic steps, like checking VMware Compatibility Guides ahead of an upgrade – which increases the risk of a PSOD.

Runecast Analyzer is focused on reducing these time costs and uncertainties. Its automation reviews ESXi servers and their internal components against VMware HCL and checks whether they are supported by VMware – without requiring a manual calculation. By proactively monitoring VMware environments, Runecast Analyzer allows system administrators to take a forward look at issues impacting the stability of their entire infrastructure, while reducing the time spent cataloging potential changes.

Runecast Analyzer utilizes Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to optimize VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX and now Horizon environments. Its patent-pending technology automatically discovers all configurations that can trigger outages, result in failed security audits, or cause other issues that negatively affect performance.

A free trial of Runecast Analyzer can be downloaded here.

About Runecast
Runecast Solutions Ltd. is headquartered in London, UK, with several offices worldwide, and is a leading provider of patent-pending, actionable predictive analytics for VMware vSphere, vSAN, NSX and Horizon environments. Its flagship award-winning Runecast Analyzer software, regularly lauded by industry experts, provides real-time, continuous VMware support intelligence for companies of all sizes. IDG Connect named Runecast one of “20 Red-Hot, Pre-IPO Companies to Watch in the 2019 B2B Tech” space. For more information visit

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