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Digital.ai and BMC Collaborate to Empower Global Enterprises to Accelerate Innovation and Improve Customer Experience

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Digital.ai, the creator of the industrys first intelligent Value Stream Platform, today announced a strategic alliance with BMC, a global leader celebrating 40 years of delivering IT solutions for the Autonomous Digital Enterprise, to provide an advanced, AI-driven change management and service desk analytics solution for customers of the BMC Helix ITSM solution. Leveraging the Digital.ai Value Stream Platform AI-powered analytics engine, the fully integrated solution helps ensure that organizations have the right information, in the right context, at the right time so they can make the best possible data-driven decisions for their business. This insight enables enterprises to keep pace with the accelerating speed of innovation while anticipating and avoiding disruptions that could adversely impact the customer experience.

The combination of Digital.ais AI-powered analytics with the BMC Helix ITSM solution gives IT teams the advanced service and operational insights they need to meet the businesss requirements for speed, quality, and efficient change management, said Ali Siddiqui, Chief Product Officer at BMC. We are pleased to work with Digital.ai to bring this technology to our customers as they innovate and evolve into Autonomous Digital Enterprises.

The inability to correlate siloed data has long been a blocker to solving complex IT problems. Historically, by the time IT has the data needed to make an informed decision, it is too late, and, in a lot of cases, decisions are made without having the complete analysis and data available.

Digital.ais AI-powered analytics engine, the heart of the Digital.ai Value Stream Platform, integrates data from a range of IT sources – including DevOps, ITSM, ITIM and APM tools. Machine Learning (ML) models then process the data through millions of permutations and combinations to predict issues and prevent systemic problems. This patented technology is deployed in weeks, not months, and empowers users across the organization by giving them the information they need when they need it, with interactive visualizations that support all types of analytics, from pre-configured dashboards to ad hoc queries.

The Digital.ai-powered analytics solution enables users of the BMC Helix ITSM solution to add advanced analytics to their industry-leading service and change management. Key capabilities include the ability to:

  • Increase performance Improve Change Approval Board (CAB) productivity and effectiveness by transforming the role of change management from change approver to proactive advisor to development and delivery teams. Identify and eliminate systemic causes of change failure across people, process, and technology.
  • Predict & prevent major service disruptions Identify applications with the highest risk of an outage via a breakthrough AI/ML-driven early warning system. Prioritize capabilities with highest customer impact, prevent service impacts, and improve restoration time.
  • Mitigate change risk and reduce change failure “ Use advanced AI/ML models to evaluate all available relevant data “ from BMC Helix ITSM and DevOps tools, detect change impact, and predict change failure. Find and fix risk factors both upstream in DevOps and downstream in IT Operations.

We are excited to collaborate with BMC to bring BMC Helix customers transformative AI/ML technology that helps to solve real business problems and provides a competitive advantage in their markets, said Gaurav Rewari, CTO & GM of AI and VSM at Digital.ai. The integration of Digital.ai AI-driven analytics with BMC Helix ITSM enables organizations to use business information as a strategic tool to prioritize changes, reduce incidents, and lower service and operations costs.

To learn more about the BMC Helix ITSM solution visit https://www.bmc.com/it-solutions/bmc-helix-itsm.html

For more information and to stay current with Digital.ais latest news, please visit www. digital.ai.

About Digital.ai Digital.ai is an industry-leading technology company dedicated to helping Global 5000 enterprises achieve digital transformation goals. Using value stream management as its cornerstone, Digital.ai combines innovative technologies in agile planning, application protection, software testing and delivery, and artificial intelligence into a unified Value Stream Platform. Digital.ai makes it possible to connect software development and delivery efforts to strategic business outcomes and create secure digital experiences customers trust. Learn more at www.digital.ai and join the conversation on Twitter @digitalaisw.

About BMC From core to cloud to edge, BMC delivers the software and services that enable over 10,000 global customers, including 84% of the Forbes Global 100, to thrive in their ongoing evolution to an Autonomous Digital Enterprise.

BMC, BMC Software, the BMC logo, and other BMC marks are the exclusive properties of BMC Software, Inc. and are registered or may be registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or in other countries.

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Hankyung.com's introduces: SBA to host “2020 Seoul Award Global Sourcing Fair” to support international sales of K-Products

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  • 25th (Wed), 26th (Thurs) '2020 Seoul Award Global Sourcing Fair' BIZ-matching will be held at Seoul Dragon City
  • More than 170 buyers from China, Japan, France, and Korea will participate and hold consulting sessions with 400 Korean Award winners
  • Many events including social network marketing with SNS influencers to support small and medium sized companies to enter the international market in the midst of economic downfall due to COVID-19.

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The city government of Seoul and Seoul Business Agency (SBA, CEO Jang Yeong-seung), the driving force behind new jobs created in Seoul, announced the plan for “2020 Seoul Award Global Sourcing Fair”, a large-scale export consultation that is designed to promote support small and medium sized business in Korea who were directly impacted by COVID-19. The event will invite international and Korean buyers and will be held in on/off-line formats.

Following announcement covered by Hankyung.com, The Fair will be held in Seoul Dragon City. International buyers who are residing outside of Korea will participate via online, and buyers from Korea will participate via offline to mitigate COVID-19.

At the Fair, more than 120 buyers will participate in B2B consulting and sample testing sessions with more than 400 corporates whose products have won Seoul Awards over the clear divider installed at each consulting table.

To accommodate international buyers who cannot enter Korea due to COVID-19, SBA is already hosting online export consulting events at SBA international logistics center from 9/14 (Mon) to 11/20 (Fri).

During the past months, 50 international buyers had more than 400 sessions with small and medium sized businesses via online. The events support companies that have potential to land on deals through offering follow-up meetings until business deals can be made.

About 400 companies whose products have won Seoul Awards will participate in '2020 Seoul Award Global Sourcing Fair' to have export consulting with more than 170 buyers from 16 countries around the world including China, Japan, France, Indonesia, and Spain.

The products that have received Seoul Awards represent 8 areas including: beauty, living, Computer/electronics/digital, Children/Pregnancy/toys, Fashion Accessories, Sports/Leisure/travel, Stationery/Hobbies/Auto/Character/pet, and Foods. The precious Seoul Awards, which has started in 2016, are only given to outstanding daily products that are carefully evaluated by MDs and logistic specialists. The Seoul Award products are popular among many buyers as their credibility has been proven through the qualitative and quantitative examinations associated with Seoul Award.

Seoul Award Global Sourcing Fair did not invite the buyers through third-party companies. Instead, it uses SBA's own network that was built over the time when SBA pioneered the sales path for small and medium businesses. The hosts of Fair will collaborate with the Global Market Development Committee, dedicated to building the international sales route for small and medium businesses, to invite buyers and sellers from all over the world; this will lead to the participation of many highly interested buyers who have strong faith in Seoul Award-winning products.

The Matching consulting provides an opportunity to secure an attractive business deal through customized consulting services. First, the pre-matching meeting about the product in which the buyer is interested in will be provided before consulting schedule will be set. This service is expected to increase each businesses' satisfaction and allow accommodation of each other's needs, leading to the higher chance of landing on a deal.

Moreover, the Fair will partner with Korean SNS influencers and Chinese TikTok personalities to promote beauty products and other products from small and medium businesses.

As the status of COVID-19 is changing rapidly, this event will be held in accordance with the second level of social distancing guideline. Fewer than 100 people will be permitted to each floor (indoor spaces). The spacing allows 1 person for every 4m2, and the clear divider on each consulting table and mask mandate will be implemented.

Moreover, the cleaning specialists will sanitize the space before and after each events and will constantly sanitize the areas with high traffic to maximize the mitigation effort and to promote the international sales of small and medium businesses.

“As COVID-19 is resurging, many small and medium businesses are experiencing slow sales. We believed there are opportunities in every risks. We expect our outstanding K-products including sanitation products will excel in the international market by meeting the perfect buyers”, said Kim Yong-Sang, the head of SBA's Marketing department.

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80+ social innovators from around the world to shape the New Normal online at the 13th Social Enterprise Summit

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 19 November 2020 – The 13th Social Enterprise Summit kicked off today in an online format. The three-day international symposium will host dialogues with over 80 leading social innovators in more than 20 forums, workshops and interactive sessions. Speakers and participants from all over the world will have the chance to engage on this unique cross-sector platform.

 

This year’s Social Enterprise Summit (SES) has chosen the theme “new normal · collective power”. Everyone in our society will require some shifts to come out of the current situations during a year of pandemic, the Summit will identify ways for generating new social power by bringing different sectors together more closely. This is the first time that an online format has been used for the Summit, enabling social entrepreneurs from many different countries to interact without geographic limitations. “History will mark 2020 as one of the most disruptive years ever, a year of survival and change,” said Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the SES Organising Committee. “Social issues have never been as complex as they are now, and this calls for new ways of thinking. We need to be innovative and use our collective power to tackle and solve the entrenched social issues in this era of the ‘new normal’.”

 

The Summit began at 10:00am with a keynote address by Mr Jeremy HEIMANS (US) and Mr Henry TIMMS (US), Co-Authors of New Power. According to these speakers, “New power is the ability to harness the energy of the connected crowd; it is the deployment of mass participation and peer coordination to create change, shift outcomes and achieve the best result.” Mr TIMMS shared the example of a global philanthropic movement #GivingTuesday that engages people in close to 100 countries and which has generated over US$1 billion for good causes.

 

Followed by a Policy Dialogue at 11:00am, where The Honourable Bernard Charnwut CHAN, Convenor of the Non-Official Members, Executive Council of Hong Kong SAR Government; Dr Chi-kwong LAW, Secretary for Labour and Welfare Bureau of Hong Kong SAR Government, and other speakers talked about social innovation and social finance, policies and how the civil society, business, policymakers and academia are developing a shared value city.

 

At 2:30pm, Mr Francis NGAI (HK), Founder and CEO of Social Ventures Hong Kong, will host the Thematic Session “Overcoming Challenges 2.0: Rebuilding City Resilience”, a multi-perspective discussion on rebuilding resilience in our city and suggesting ways to face different challenges. The panellists will include Mr David YEUNG (HK), Founder and CEO of Green Monday; Dr LAU Ming-Wai (HK), Founder and Director of MWYO and Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited, and Ms Vicky FUNG (HK), Co-founder of Every Life Is A Song.

 

The second Thematic Session, at 4:00pm, titled “Transformation”. Ms Ada WONG (HK), Founder and Chair, Make A Difference (MaD) Institute and Convenor and Director, Good Lab Foundation; Dr Wichuda Na Songkhla SRIYAPHAI, Ph.D (Thailand), Chief Executive Officer of Wandee Group Holdings, along with other social entrepreneurs from Hong Kong and Vietnam will share their experience and stories on how to capture opportunities and scale impact in the volatile and uncertain world of 2020.

 

Four discussion tracks will take place on 20 November. The first track is “Community Empowerment”; it will explore ways of unleashing the latent power in our communities to transform the pressures of recent times into positive power; to change and to embrace the “new normal”. The second track is “Digital Social Innovation”, it will explore how open data, citizen science and shifts in work practices can be used to drive informed and productive changes in our personal, professional, and social journeys along the digital social innovation highway. The “Sustainability and Business” track will consider sustainability strategies, practices and business models that prioritize sustainability and lay the foundations for a more resilient and sustainable business ecosystem of shared values. Finally, the “Education Innovation” track will explore various innovative education initiatives such as adopting a skills-based approach in social entrepreneurship education, building an education transformation movement to change traditional practices in schools, as well as using behavioural science as a tool for developing a better society.

 

The last day of this year’s symposium will be on 21 November, featuring the Asia Youth Entrepreneurship Exchange and a social innovation workshop. Titled “Yesterday’s Heritage; Today’s Transformation; Tomorrow’s DYNAMIC INNOVATION”, the concluding session will take the form of a specially curated narrative involving guest speakers from across generations and social sectors, who will share their insights into “The New Normal To Be”.

 

Members of the public are free to register to take part in SES 2020. Besides the International Symposium, an online exhibition is set up to introduce the various projects of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund. Four intermediaries will set up a live online session to facilitate participant interaction, these intermediaries are: Fullness Social Enterprises Society Ltd, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, PolyU Technology and Consultancy Co Ltd., and The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, Hong Kong. The exhibition is available for delegates to visit for an entire month as from 19th November.

 

FREE Registration for SES 2020: http://bit.ly/SES2020Reg. For full agenda, or download SES registration brochure: https://www.ses.org.hk/sites/default/files/share/2020/SES%202020_Programme%20Book_12m.pdf.

 

About Social Enterprise Summit

Social Enterprise Summit (SES) is a cross-sector platform to inspire and empower social innovation and social entrepreneurship. The flagship International Symposium builds on the experiences of over 80 speakers from 15 locations to inspire, innovate, connect and collaborate with delegates from the civic society, businesses, government and academic sectors from Hong Kong, China; Asia Pacific region and beyond to advance positive societal changes.

 

2020 Theme: “new normal · collective power 19-21. 11. 2020 Online

The turn of the decade 2020 begins with a pandemic affecting people around the world, raising attention to health and changing the way people work, study, commute or socialise. Everyone in our society will require some shifts to come out of the current situations. Collective efforts are needed to re-focus on fostering mutually reinforcing solutions, continuous communication towards common agendas and making swift decisions based on current data and measurement. This International Symposium will examine the process through 4 thematic tracks: Community Empowerment, Digital Social Innovation, Sustainability and Business as well as Education Innovation.

 

Community engagement activities are held in eight different districts in Hong Kong during the year to expand the participation and reach beyond the conference rooms, applying knowledge, social entrepreneurship and innovative mindsets to various day to day life settings.

 

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Joinland Group Delivering Socio-Economic Benefits To Papua New Guinea Islanders

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Over 3 Million Trees Planted on New Hanover Island

 

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Media OutReach – 20 November 2020 – The Joinland Group, a diversified Malaysian conglomerate of varied business interests, has planted over 3 million trees on the Papua New Guinea (PNG) island of New Hanover since the inception of its agriculture and forestry venture, the Central New Hanover Agro-Forestry Project in 2012.

 

This milestone achievement is just one of many initiatives that the Joinland Group has undertaken to ensure the long-term and sustainable socio-economic development of both the island and its residents — meeting its commitments as a responsible partner to the island community.

 

Since the New Hanover Project began, Joinland Group has planted 2.5 million rubber trees, 560,000 cocoa trees and 54,000 coconut trees in order to create sustainable jobs and income for local residents and landowners both now and in the future.

 

Commenting on this achievement Dato’ Sri Thomas Hah Tiing Siu, the founder of Joinland, said, “We are happy to have achieved this tree planting milestone. Our New Hanover project in Papua New Guinea is benefitting members of the surrounding communities as the efforts of our labour over the past eight years are starting to bear fruit. Our goal is to empower the people of New Hanover and provide opportunities for them to earn income both in the short and long term.”

 

Joinland’s New Hanover Project, which covers a total of 56,592 hectares, was always planned as a long-term project with several phases designed to contribute to the economic and social growth of the residents of New Hanover. The first phase, which was to develop New Hanover’s underutilised land in a sustainable manner, is well underway. While Joinland has already planted over 3 million trees, the company is committed to hitting a target of 5 million by 2022.

 

The second phase of the project, encompassing the processing and marketing of the agricultural crops, is currently in progress with the objective of ensuring that New Hanover’s farmers and landowners reap maximum value for these agricultural resources. The third phase of the project is also already underway. This phase is focused on environmental sustainability, primarily the reforestation of areas cleared as part of the project.

 

Currently Joinland is planting 15 essential native tree species for every single tree cleared as part of its forestry activities, which fund all the socio-economic investments that the company is making to benefit the residents of New Hanover and the Papua New Guinea government via enhanced tax revenues. So far, the company has planted over 800,000 calophyllum trees, as part of its effort to preserve the natural ecosystem of the island.”

Concluding Dato’ Sri Thomas, said, “Joinland has clearly demonstrated its long-term commitment to the sustainable socio-economic development of New Hanover and its residents. We are happy with what we have achieved to date, but are also determined to maintain and even enhance our efforts in partnership with the Papua New Guinea government, New Hanover stakeholders and residents moving forward. We remain committed to successfully developing the island and improving the lives of everyone on it.”

 

About Joinland Group

The Joinland Group is a diversified Malaysian conglomerate including property, plantation, forestry and agricultural management, insurance and shipping businesses, to name a few. The company operates businesses and investments in many markets including Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Australia, Papua New Guinea, China and New Zealand, among others.

 

The company was founded by Dato’ Sri Thomas Hah Tiing Siu, a self-made entrepreneur who started out in the cold storage business. In 2013 he was awarded the honorary title of Dato’ Sri by the Sultan of Pahang (Malaysia) in recognition of his management skills and business acumen in building the Joinland Group.

 

For more information on the Joinland Group please visit www.joinlandgroup.com.my

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