Diversified Financial Selects IDS Asset Finance Technology to Support Growth

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IDS Asset Finance Technology

Leading Agricultural equipment finance company to implement IDS InfoLease® and Rapport® for end-to-end lease portfolio management

Diversified selected the IDS platform because it aligns with our mission – to provide efficient and timely processes and superior personal service to our customers. commented”

— Jeff Focht, Diversified President.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, UNITED STATES, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ —
Diversified Financial Selects IDS Asset Finance Technology to Support Growth

Leading Agricultural equipment finance company to implement IDS InfoLease® and Rapport® for end-to-end lease portfolio management

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, June 25, 2019 — IDS, a leading provider of asset finance and origination technology, announced today that Diversified Financial Services (”Diversified”) has selected IDS InfoLease portfolio management and Rapport origination platform to provide end-to-end management of their asset finance portfolio. A leading provider of leasing and loan solutions to the agricultural sector, DFS will leverage the IDS platform to support its ongoing strategy to provide personal, relationship driven support to customers.

“Diversified selected the IDS platform because it aligns with our mission – to provide efficient and timely processes and superior personal service to our customers”, commented Jeff Focht, Diversified President. “IDS demonstrated they could provide the scalability, reliability, and operational efficiency we need to support our growing business and to provide the right set of tools we need to support the needs of our customers”.

Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, Diversified Financial is a dynamic financial services company that provides retail financing, leasing, and insurance programs for the agricultural industry. For over 50 years, Diversified has focused on building long-term relationships with their customers in the agricultural industry. Diversified has partnered with IDS to provide the underlying technology platform to support Diversified’s efficient and streamlined approach to delivering their lease and loan products from origination through the full lifecycle of the contract.

“Diversified’s focus on customer experience represents the type of mindset that drives our product innovation”, stated David Hamilton, IDS CEO. “Our ongoing innovation in building a world-class portfolio management and origination platform centers on supporting our customers’ current and future technology needs. We are excited to be working with a company who values customer relationships and has selected a technology platform to enable the efficient and timely delivery of financial solutions to their customers.”

IDS InfoLease is recognized globally as a leading solution for portfolio management. The product offers standard accounting formulas, calculations, and reports that have been perfected through decades of audit scrutiny. InfoLease supports all contract structures, including tax and non-tax leases, leveraged leases, loans, conditional sales contracts, floating rate, and revolving accounts. Key features — such as an open architecture, streamlined access to data and webservice based integrations to an ecosystem of third-party services— simplify compliance and help banks, captives, and independents of all sizes grow their enterprises and support the changing needs of their customers.

About IDS
Leading asset finance enterprises build their businesses on full lifecycle solutions from IDS. Our software streamlines the entire asset finance process from origination, to portfolio management, to end-of term. Our new cloud-based offerings integrate into any asset finance ecosystem. The scalability, flexibility, and economy of our cloud solution makes IDS best-in-class asset finance software accessible to banks, independents, and captives of all sizes. Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, the company also has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore and India. For additional information, visit www.idsgrp.com or email information@idsgrp.com.
Media Contact: Ray Wizbowski – rwizbowski@idsgrp.com

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Les pays africains s'ouvrent de plus en plus à l'exploitation par des paradis fiscaux

Les conventions fiscales signées par les pays africains impliquant des paradis fiscaux entraînent plus de pertes de recettes que d’investissements.

DAKAR, SENEGAL, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — L’Ile Maurice figure parmi les 9 paradis fiscaux les plus corrosifs pour les pays Africains, avec un taux d'imposition sur le revenu des sociétés parmi les plus bas (0%), selon l’Indice de Paradis Fiscal pour les Entreprises 2019. Malgré cela, L’île Maurice a conclu plusieurs conventions sur la double imposition (CDI) avec d'autres pays africains qui, en revanche, appliquent un taux d'imposition des sociétés d'au moins 20%, comme le Sénégal, la République du Congo et la Tunisie. De telles failles dans ces CDI favorisent l'évasion fiscale des multinationales, et par conséquent, la mobilisation des ressources et les efforts de développement nationaux. En effet, le Sénégal aurait perdu une somme estimée à 8,9 millions de dollars d'impôts, suite à sa convention fiscale de 2002, avec l’île Maurice, notamment via des sociétés-écran telles que SNC-Lavalin, exposées dans les «Paradise Papers ». Au niveau mondial, les pertes en impôts sur les sociétés du fait de l’évasion fiscale des multinationales, sont estimées à 500 milliards de dollars.

En réduisant la capacité des Etats africains à taxer les multinationales fortunées, les déséquilibres portés par les CDI causent non seulement plus de pertes que de revenus ; mais aussi, poussent ces États africains à transférer le fardeau fiscal aux démunis. Les CDI en particulier celles signées avec des paradis fiscaux tels que Maurice, érodent considérablement l'assiette fiscale des pays pauvres en encourageant l’évasion fiscale agressive. Conscient de l’impact néfaste de ces CDI, le Sénégal a récemment annulé le traité avec l’île Maurice qui aurait entraîné une perte de recettes de plus de 150 millions de dollars. Le Réseau pour la Justice Fiscale en Afrique (RJFA) salue cette décision courageuse prise par le Sénégal peu après la décision d’annuler un traité similaire entre le Kenya et l’île Maurice. Soutenant les actions du gouvernement sénégalais, le Directeur Exécutif du RJFA a appelé les autres pays africains à suivre cet exemple: "Le plan de l’Ile Maurice de se positionner comme une passerelle d’investissement en Afrique encourage l’hémorragie des ressources financières par création d’une planification fiscale agressive et doit être arrêté" dit M. Mosioma.

Le RJFA continue à investir dans des programmes comme l’Académie internationale de la Justice Fiscale (AIJF) pour doter les organisations de la société civile des compétences et des connaissances nécessaires et appuyer le plaidoyer en faveur de la justice fiscale. L’AIJF cette année, formera ses participants sur l'impact des CDI sur la mobilisation des revenus; les manœuvres d'évasion et de fraude fiscales; la fiscalité de l'économie numérique; la gouvernance de fiscalité des ressources naturelles en Afrique, entre autres sujets cruciaux. La 6ème AIJF, organisée en collaboration avec le Forum Civil, Section sénégalaise de Transparency International s'est ouverte aujourd'hui à l'hôtel Le Ndiambour à Dakar, au Sénégal.

« l’Académie Internationale de la Justice Fiscale vise à augmenter la masse critique d’acteurs qui promeuvent la justice fiscale dans le continent. Cette rencontre devra servir nécessairement de prétexte aux acteurs ici présents de s’investir davantage dans le combat contre les flux financiers illicites et par ailleurs à participer à la promotion de la justice fiscale au niveau national comme international » a déclaré M. Birahime Seck, Coordonnateur de Forum Civil.
Dans le même lancée, M. Mosioma, Directeur exécutif du RJFA, a relevé que « le rôle de la société civile dans la lutte contre les pratiques néfastes est crucial et l'AIJF est devenue une platEforme importante pour renforcer la capacité des acteurs civils clés à participer à la formulation et à la mise en œuvre de la politique fiscale au niveau national ».
Lancée en 2014 sous le slogan « Construisons la prochaine génération de champions de la justice fiscale », l’AIJF est un programme de formation panafricain annuel conçu pour inspirer, améliorer les capacités de plaidoyer, mobiliser les citoyens africains et combler le déficit de connaissances en matière de justice fiscale en Afrique. Ce programme d'une semaine s'adresse aux organisations de la société civile, aux étudiants, aux syndicats et à d'autres acteurs intéressés par la justice fiscale et la mobilisation des ressources nationales en Afrique. Plus de 380 participants ont suivi la formation au cours des quatre dernières années. Cette année, l'Académie accueille 90 participants et se clôturera le 28 juin 2019.

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Aphelion (APH) Token Listing On World Leading Exchange BitMart Exchange

Aphelion Token (APH) Listing on BitMart Exchange

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Bitmart Exchange has announced the listing of Aphelion Token (APH). BTC/APH trading pair will be available starting at 8:00 AM EST on June 26th.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Aphelion (APH) token listing on world-leading exchange BitMart Exchange.

Bitmart Exchange, a premier global digital asset trading platform, recently announced the listing of Aphelion Token (APH). BTC/APH trading pair will be available starting at 8:00 AM EST on June 26th and the withdrawal feature will be available on June 27th.

Aphelion is a first of its kind wallet-based DEX built on the NEO blockchain. It was the 2nd ICO on NEO back in November 2017 and has since been on an incredible development run building stunning code across 6 platforms. Aphelion is live on Desktop (mac/win), Web DEX, iOS, Android & Mobile Web. The unique Aphelion ecosystem is one of a kind in requiring APH to power the trades and allowing a commit of the token for a share of the fees collected. Not only is Aphelion the only NEO based ICO with a working product across all 6 channels, Aphelion also boasts significant development contributions to core NEO code over its 2 year history.

Currently, Aphelion’s wallet and DEX only support NEO Nep5 based assets but that is changing, with a pending release to integrate both BTC and ERC assets. Along with a a fresh UI update due by Earth Aphelion Day on July 6th, 2019, Aphelion has an aggressive roadmap forward towards achieving its mission and vision.
For curious minds, Aphelion Day is a celestial event when the Earth is at its furthest point from the Sun. We look forward to celebrating this event with our new partners and community with a APH giveaway. Details to follow.

About Aphelion

Aphelion is a wallet based DEX built on the NEO blockchain with over 50,000 thousand users worldwide and has exceptional product ecosystem with a bright future. Aphelion will update its UI, integrate BTC and ERC into their wallet, and will ultimately release revolutionary atomic swap technology into their suite of products.

To learn more about Aphelion, visit their Website http://aphelion.org/
Twitter http://twitter.com/apheliontoken
Or join their Telegram http://t.me/apheliontoken

About BitMart

BitMart Exchange is a premier global digital asset trading platform in the cryptocurrency market with over 600,000 users worldwide and ranks among the top 8 crypto exchanges on CoinMarketCap. BitMart currently offers 169 trading pairs with one of the lowest trading fees in the market.

To learn more about BitMart, visit their Website http://www.bitmart.com/
Twitter http://t.me/BitmartExchange
Or join their Telegram http://t.me/BitmartExchange

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Aphelion iOS Download http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aphelion-mobile-wallet/id1418366948?mt=8
Aphelion Android Download http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aphelion.wallet
Aphelion Web DEX http://dex.aphelion.org/
Aphelion Desktop http://github.com/aphtoken/aph-wallet-gui/releases/
Aphelion Desktop Demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6g593LZx0Q

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TrenData 4.0 Unlocks Powerful New Capabilities for People Analytics

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TrenData AI-Driven People Analytics v4

Company to showcase expanded offering at Las Vegas SHRM Conference

DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — TrenData, a leading global provider of AI-Driven People Analytics solutions, announced today the release of version 4.0 of its enterprise edition software, available immediately. TrenData will showcase this latest offering at the 2019 SHRM Conference in Las Vegas in September.

The latest version of TrenData’s award-winning people analytics software boasts a new and enhanced user interface with numerous new features, including:

– Voice navigation with a visual assistant
– Expanded chart types
– Side-by-side employee comparisons
– Real-time data feeds
– Out-of-the box predictive turnover models

“This latest version of the TrenData people analytics software is a real game-changer,” said Tom McKeown, CEO of TrenData. “We look forward to sharing it with our clients and potential clients, starting with the great people of SHRM.”

Version 4.0 also provides upgraded capabilities to the company’s scalable, Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered platform. This technology, which drives the solution’s predictive analytics and natural language processing (NLP), can now be voice operated, making it even more attractive to executives looking for instant insights on people and business operations.

The addition of real-time data feeds further enhances TrenData’s Intelligent Data Gathering (IDG) technology to enable more proactive workforce planning, a critical capability in a tight labor market. Each enhancement to the TrenData solution is designed to facilitate faster, easier, and smarter insights for planning.

TrenData’s solution revolutionizes not only HR functions, but also c-level decision making with unprecedented, powerful insights for decision makers across the organization in a user-friendly, intuitive interface.

Set up a demonstration of TrenData 4.0 for your organization today by contacting sales@trendata.com or by visiting https://www.trendata.com/solution/.

About TrenData

Based in Dallas, Texas, TrenData is a cloud-based platform company providing people analytics to address critical business needs. Co-founders Tom McKeown and Mark Hamdan have over 30 years in the HR space.

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LIFE INSURANCE SETTLEMENTS HELP AVOID POLICY LAPSE

LIFE INSURANCE SETTLEMENTS HELP AVOID POLICY LAPSE Don’t waste valuable assets over unpaid premiums

AUSTIN, TX, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Harbor Life Settlements
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LIFE INSURANCE SETTLEMENTS HELP AVOID POLICY LAPSE
Don’t waste valuable assets over unpaid premiums

Austin, TX: Selling your current life insurance policy is great for option if you are looking to reap the benefits from your monthly premiums. You can receive a payout that is more valuable to you now, rather than later. Harbor Life Settlements allows you to remove the stress of monthly premiums and still get the cash that you invested. If you are unable to continue paying premiums, you can avoid losing out by selling it for cash.

80% of the Life insurance policies become lapsed by their policyholders every year in the US. If premiums go unpaid well after the grace period, there will be no death benefit paid to the insured. An insurance settlement can overcome a policy lapse before you lose out. Making payments on premiums on a life insurance policy can be difficult after you have retired or come across an unexpected expense. A life insurance settlement will be more beneficial if your dependent no longer needs the benefit or you cannot make payments in the near future. Cash out now before you lose what you have invested.

Why keep making payments on an insurance plan that expires before a claim can be paid out? You can put a lot more money in your pocket when Harbor Life Settlements take care of selling your insurance. You will have the freedom to:

● Drop monthly expenses.
● Cover medical expenses or any other unexpected expense.
● Enjoy your retirement.

About Harbor Life Settlements: Your insurance policy is your asset and we want to make sure you see the benefits of it. Our skilled, highly qualified life insurance settlement broker partners aim to maximize your life insurance by granting you valuable payouts. For more information visit https://www.harborlifesettlements.com.

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Arecont Vision Costar Welcomes GT Reps

AV Costar Manufacturer's Rep GT Reps

GT Reps is a new member of the Arecont Vision Costar Man Rep Program

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Arecont Vision Costar, a Costar Technologies, Inc. company

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Arecont Vision Costar Manufacturer’s Representative Program extends US Great Lakes Region pre-sales coverage with new member firm, GT Reps

Costar Technologies, Inc. (OTCMKTS:CSTI)

Leigh Taylor and the GT Reps team are already assisting customers and sales partners across the territory, increasing our pre-sales coverage throughout the region.”

— John Bujarski, Senior Sales Director, Eastern USA & Canada

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Arecont Vision Costar, the leader in network-based video surveillance solutions, announces the addition of GT Reps, LLC to its Authorized Manufacturer’s Representative Program. GT Reps will deliver pre-sales support across the US Great Lakes Region, which includes the states of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana.

“We’re excited to add GT Reps to our sales organization to broaden our coverage with skilled professionals,” said Kyle Parker, Vice President, Americas, Arecont Vision Costar. “We have a well-established and growing customer base throughout the territory that will benefit from the quality pre-sales support that GT Reps will bring to the territory.”

GT Reps is a manufacturer’s representative agency based in Avon Lake, Ohio. The company brings strong knowledge of emerging standards and technology improvements to assist and guide customers in choosing cost effective infrastructure solutions for datacom and security that will perform to the highest standards.

“GT Reps is pleased to add Arecont Vision Costar and their Total Video Solution to our product portfolio,” stated Leigh Taylor, Principal, GT Reps. “Our customers will benefit from the company’s award-winning single-, dual-, and multi-sensor megapixel cameras, cloud-enabled video management system and web services, and cloud-managed video recorders for even the most demanding surveillance needs.”

John Bujarski, Arecont Vision Costar’s Senior Sales Director, Eastern USA & Canada, agreed, “Leigh Taylor and the GT Reps team are already assisting customers and sales partners across the territory. We expect that they will be important members of the Arecont Vision Costar regional sales organization by increasing our pre-sales coverage throughout the region for years to come.”

Members of Arecont Vision Costar’s Manufacturer’s Representative Partner Program like GT Reps are focused on bringing the industry’s best, cyber-secure video surveillance offerings to their assigned regions. Participants in the program extend the reach of Arecont Vision Costar by providing expert pre-sales assistance while interfacing with and educating customers, system integrators, and distributors on available solutions for even the most challenging video surveillance requirements.

Contact GT Reps about Arecont Vision Costar products and services by calling or emailing Leigh Taylor at ltaylor@gtreps.net / 440.823.3342. You can also learn more about GT
Reps by visiting them online at https://www.gtreps.net/.

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ABOUT ARECONT VISION COSTAR
Arecont Vision Costar, LLC (AV Costar), a Costar Technologies, Inc. company (OTC Markets Group: CSTI), is the leading US-based manufacturer of high-performance IP cameras and video surveillance solutions. Launched in 2018, we are committed to providing the industry’s best customer experience, through outstanding customer service, product reliability, and innovation. We deliver the Total Video Solution, composed of our award-winning megapixel cameras (MegaIP® & ConteraIP®), advanced ConteraVMS® video management system, cyber-secure ConteraWS® (cloud-based web services), and ConteraCMR® (cloud-managed video recorders) platforms for both local and cloud-based video surveillance.

Most Arecont Vision Costar products are Made in USA. We support integration with leading 3rd party products via ONVIF compliance and go beyond via the Arecont Vision Costar MegaLab™.

CAUTIONARY ADVISORY REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable laws.

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GPB Capital Share Prices Plummet – Investment Fraud Lawyers File Claims to Recover Losses

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GPB Capital Share Price

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GPB Capital Investigation

Investors are very alarmed by the massive drop in their GPB Capital share prices and having investment fraud lawyers recover losses.

PALM BEACH, FL, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On June 21, 2019, the media reported that GPB Capital announced that some GPB Capital share prices declined as much as 73%. This news is devastating for many GPB Capital investors and specifically reports substantial declines in value for two of the largest GPB investment funds.

Despite months of negative news and reports from a variety of different sources, broker-dealer firms and the professional financial advisors who earned a reported $100 million in commissions in selling GPB Capital to their customers continued to report the value of the GPB Capital investment funds at the original purchase price value on customer account statements (despite all of the negative information). Those same broker-dealers and professional financial advisors also in some cases improperly continued to recommend that investor customers continue to “hold” these investments and ignore the negative information.

The attorneys at www.InvestmentFraudLawyers.com (Haselkorn & Thibaut, P.A.) have filed numerous claims on behalf of GPB Capital investors and they are continuing their investigation into the GPB Capital issues as well as investigations in the activities by various broker-dealer firms and financial advisors who were recommending GPB Capital investment funds to their clients. Investors have a limited time to recover losses and are encouraged to call 1-800-856-3352 for a free review of their case.

For months now, many GPB Capital investors were able to tune out the material negative news reports and were comfortable sitting on the sidelines because when their monthly account statements arrived in the mail, the statements continued to reflect the full original purchase price for those investment funds. While experienced broker-dealers and professional financial advisors well knew those reported values were likely not accurate reflections of the value of those investment funds, they left the customers to fend for themselves (as they had already earned their commissions).

After GPB Capital recently announced a substantial drop in the value its two largest investment funds (GPB Holdings II and GPB Automotive Portfolio) investors are now left wondering what they can do to try and recoup their investment losses. Other GPB Capital investments that may be impacted include: GPB Holdings I, GPB Waste Management Fund, GPB Cold Storage, and GPB NYC Development. Some customers are likely to be surprised when they receive their account statements in the mail next month, and that is likely only the beginning.
As reported on June 21, 2019, the year-end 2018 values are reflecting substantial losses for investors, and keep in mind GPB Capital has not yet revealed the true and current value of its funds for 2019. Considering that this announcement comes on the heels of a slew of bad news in 2018 for GPB Capital, it is highly unlikely the current values (when they are finally reported) will improve, in fact, just the opposite is likely.

In 2018, GPB Capital suspended redemptions (purportedly to focus on accounting and financial reporting issues). GPB later announced that its auditor had resigned (and the reason given was quite disconcerting: it was due to perceived risks … that fell outside of the internal risk tolerance parameters). As if that were not enough, GPB informed public investors in 2018 that authorities had made an unannounced raid of the GPB Capital offices in New York to collect material. Additional issues included various media outlets reporting that regulators and authorities (including the FBI, SEC, and FINRA) had launched investigations into GPB Capital. Finally, in the midst of a dispute with an insider, there were allegations in that pending litigation that included a reference to GPB Capital being a Ponzi scheme.

Why and how do so many public investors own so much GPB? Make no mistake, GPB private placements were marketed to public investors in most cases through professional financial advisors who earned commissions as high as 8% in selling these investments to unsuspecting public investors. So the answer is quite clear in many cases, it was greed. It has been reported that over $100 million in commissions from selling GPB Capital investments was paid to broker-dealers and professional financial advisors to incentivize their recommending these investments to public investor customers. In the process, more than $1.8 billion in capital was raised by GPB Capital in the process.

With up to 60 independent broker-dealer firms and thousands of professional financial advisors selling GPB investments funds over the past several years, the net effect here could be a massive loss for public investor customers all over the country. Well-known broker-dealer firms including Sagepoint Financial, Dawson James, FSC Securities, Advisor Group, and Woodbury Financial have marketed and sold the GPB investments to their clients.

GPB Capital investors may want to contact an attorney for a free, private consultation to discuss some of the options that may be available to some investors. In most cases the broker-dealer firms earned substantial revenue selling GPB Capital to investor customers and negligently or improperly performed the requisite due diligence and monitoring of the investments for the investor clients. Similarly, the professional financial advisors in the sales process made negligent or improper recommendations, were not properly supervised by the firms, and the ongoing monitoring as well as subsequent recommendations to “hold” were also negligent or improper.

For a free confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys, please call now 1-800-856-3352.

Jason Haselkorn
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Keboola Welcomes New Head of Advisory Board Paul Toldalagi

Paul Toldalagi

Keboola

Keboola, the leading open-architecture data management platform, today announced the appointment of Paul Toldalagi as the Head of the Advisory Board.

Keboola offers an acceleration ramp for banks to incorporate advanced Data Science techniques in their client-facing business operations while increasing efficiency through selective automation.”

— Paul Toldalagi, newly appointed Head of the Advisory Board

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Paul Toldalagi is a proven leader with a strong financial background and extensive professional experience working as Global CIO at Morgan Stanley, Senior Group Executive at Zurich Financial Services, and as Executive Chair and Managing Partner at companies that he co-founded – BTA Investment Advisors and BTA-Partners.

In his role, Paul will accelerate Keboola’s evolution as the platform of choice to drive digital transformations in the financial industry, whether to achieve greater operational efficiency/lower cost (through process automation), or to optimize proprietary and white-labeled client service offerings, using ever smarter analytics and insightful intelligence about client preferences and behaviors.

As Paul puts it: “Keboola was a logical choice of firm for me to advise, since it offers an acceleration ramp for banks to incorporate advanced Data Science techniques (e.g., Machine Learning, Predictive Analytics, AI) in their client-facing business operations while increasing efficiency, particularly in mid- and back-office operations, through selective automation.”

About Paul
Paul finds the rapid digital transformation of many industries, especially the ultra-competitive capital markets and banking services, fascinating. Feeling passionate about the necessity to use technology wisely and ethically, he always has the best interest of customers and investors in mind, while enforcing an ever-growing set of regulatory compliance rules. The Keboola team met Paul when they started their collaboration with Microsoft. He particularly likes the fact that Keboola's platform is easily automated and cloud-centric, while non-disruptive to existing legacy IT systems and processes.

About Keboola
Every day, Keboola connects data, systems, and people to do their best work. Keboola is an open-architecture data management platform that streamlines and automates your data processes and systems, creates a scalable data structure that works best for you, and aligns business and IT in a secure environment so they can do meaningful work together. Hundreds of innovative companies — such as DXC technology, ROTI, and Home Credit — use Keboola to unlock their data-driven power. The company has offices in Chicago, Vancouver, London, and Prague. For more information, connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or visit keboola.com.

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Briq recruits Gaming and AI Expert to Revolutionize Prediction in Construction

EA Head of Intelligent Systems joins Briq

Briq adds John Kolen, Electronic Arts Head of Intelligent Systems as VP of Engineering

SANTA BARBARA, CA, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Briq has appointed Electronic Arts (EA) Head of Intelligent Systems and former Google AI expert Dr. John Kolen to spearhead its construction-focused data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence strategies.

At EA, Dr. Kolen was responsible for developing the billion-dollar gaming company’s AI and data-driven tactics around player retention and gaming improvements for hundreds of millions of gamers across titles like Madden NFL, FIFA Football and Fortnite. Prior to EA, Dr. Kolen worked on Google’s Web Search Infrastructure as part of the TeraGoogle team building a trillion-document index.

Bassem Hamdy, the CEO and CoFounder of Briq, believes this new hire signals a broader trend for construction data analytics.

“John’s addition to the team is not just a great win for Briq, but also for the construction industry at large. With this addition, we’ve brought in deep, mainstream tech expertise to solve some of construction’s most burning questions. Briq is building the most valuable construction data platform to provide unparalleled insights on the millions of data points in construction, and this hire clearly signifies an integral step towards that mission.”

Briq is seeing rapid adoption in the construction industry. The company is growing 300% quarterly and has demonstrated a clear acceptance of machine learning assistance on the difficult questions a construction professional faces each and every day.

The last several years have sparked renewed interested in construction technology, but only recently has it attracted talent from more mainstream companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon.

Dr. Kolen’s arrival at Briq is a rare crossover from mainstream technology to construction technology but indicates that helping to solve the problem of low margins and high overhead costs is indeed possible with smarter data intelligence.

Dr. Kolen is an early innovator in the application of artificial intelligence, distributed systems, neural networks and cognitive science. His research topics include neural networks, cognitive science, and algorithms and he holds seven US patents, with more than twenty active applications. Dr. Kolen received his Masters and Ph.D. in computer science from The Ohio State University. His B.A. in computer science is from the University of California, San Diego.

Ellis Talton
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NEW PASSIVE HOUSE ACCELERATOR WEBSITE HOPES TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL OF THE PASSIVE HOUSE STANDARD

Michael Ingui of Baxt Ingui Architects

Passive House Brownstone

Passive House Kitchen

Passive House Staircase

Baxt Ingui Architects Partner Michael Ingui's Bold New Mission

It’s wild to think you could help save the environment while having a better home. Passive House Accelerator hopes to amplify widely just how revolutionary Passive House can be.”

— Michael Ingui, Partner, Baxt Ingui Architects

NEW YORK, NY, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — CNN recently published an article on their site (“Making an old home healthier for you and the environment,” June 18, 2019) that discusses how some architectural firms are using innovative techniques and design, such as Passive House building standards, on buildings new and old to make them more energy efficient. A home that is built to the Passive House standard is incredibly well sealed from bugs, dust, pollen, and drafts. A Passive House is also well insulated, creating a comfortable and serene environment that can reduce homeowners’ cooling and heating needs by between 80 percent and 90 percent. Many of the homes in the New York City area that are built to the Passive House standard only used their heat a few days this past winter.

Though Passive House was developed in Germany during the 1990s and has become popular in Central Europe, it is still relatively new to the United States. CNN reports that only 1,161 homes in the US were Passive House certified or were in the process of being certified in 2018, but that the number of homes is growing quickly.

Michael Ingui hopes to accelerate that growth.

Ingui, a Partner at Baxt Ingui Architects, who was interviewed by CNN for the article, has established Passive House Accelerator, a website that makes it easier for designers, contractors, and homeowners to learn about the specifics of Passive House standards. Ingui, who is currently working on nine Passive House renovation projects in Brooklyn and Manhattan for his firm, has been a pioneer in utilizing Passive House building standards, and believes that the building standard will become more popular as word of its numerous benefits to owners and the environment spreads.

On top of making homes “greener,” there are also health and economic gains to be had, as the upgrades allow owners to reduce indoor allergens and the usage of their heating and cooling systems. He added that a Passive House retrofit can cut heating and cooling expenses by upwards of 80 percent.

“You gain a better house,” Ingui told CNN. “You gain a healthier house. You gain money in your pocket for not paying for heating. It’s a pretty wild approach to think that you could actually save the environment while having a better home.”

“The biggest thing people have to get used to is that they hardly have to heat their house,” he added.

With Passive House Accelerator, Ingui believes that he can bring together a collaborative network of Passive House enthusiasts who will not only speak of its virtues to a wider audience, but also support the growing Passive House community by sharing ideas and solutions.

“Our goal is to spread the message,” Ingui said. “That’s number one. It all comes down to information. When the information is out there and easy to find, more and more people will understand just how accessible, responsible and rewarding Passive House can be.

Once people learn about Passive House, they tend to ask 'Why isn't everyone building this way?' The answer is: once they know about it they will."

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Source: EIN Presswire