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Digital Guardian Named to JMP Securities Elite 80 List of Hottest Privately Held Companies


Digital Guardian today announced that JMP Securities has named the company to its Elite 80 list for the third consecutive year. The financial services firm annually selects the hottest, most strategically positioned private firms in the Cybersecurity, Data Management & Communications Infrastructure industries.

The annual JMP Securities Elite 80 list (formerly named Super 60 and Super 70) identifies companies that exhibit the ability to iterate new products and respond to changing technology, in addition to demonstrating a strong operational foundation and sustainable technological differentiation. Notably, JMP Securities believe the Elite 80 companies have the capability to dominate their respective markets, and that security, data management, and networking technologies and environments are evolving so rapidly that the need for innovation is accelerating as traditional approaches are deemed inadequate.

Its an honor to be recognized again on the JMP Securities Elite 80 list as an innovation-driving force in cybersecurity, said Mordecai Rosen, chief executive officer, Digital Guardian. Intellectual property theft continues to grow internationally, and new compliance regulations demand the highest level of data protection. Digital Guardian has delivered on these challenges by being the industrys only leader in both data loss prevention and endpoint detection and response, which protects corporations sensitive data from both risky insiders as well as external threat actors.

In addition to being named to the JMP Securities Elite 80 list, Digital Guardian has received several industry awards and accolades thus far in 2019, including:

The complete JMP Securities Elite 80 report is available here.

About Digital Guardian Digital Guardian provides the industrys only data protection platform that is purpose-built to stop data theft from both insiders and external adversaries. The Digital Guardian Data Protection Platform performs across the corporate network, traditional endpoints, and cloud applications. Its buttressed by the DG Cloud, a big data security analytics backend that sees and blocks all threats to sensitive information. For more than 15 years, it has enabled data-rich organizations to protect their most valuable assets with a choice of on premises, SaaS or managed service deployment. Digital Guardians unique data awareness, combined with threat detection and response, enables organizations to protect data without slowing the pace of their business. To learn more please visit:

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Burkhard Eling takes up role of CEO at Dachser


The next generation has arrived: A new Executive Board team for the new year


KEMPTEN / HONG KONG – Media OutReach – 6 January 2021 – On January 1, Burkhard Eling became Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Spokesperson of the Executive Board of logistics provider Dachser. He heads the Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, Marketing executive unit, which also includes Corporate Key Account Management and the Corporate Governance & Compliance division. Eling succeeds Bernhard Simon, who will take over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the family-owned company in mid-2021.


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Burkhard Eling (CEO)

The new Executive Board: (from left to right) Robert Erni (CFO), Alexander Tonn (COO Road Logistics), Burkhard Eling (CEO), Edoardo Podestà (COO Air & Sea Logistics) and Stefan Hohm (CDO).


Also moving to the Supervisory Board with Simon is the former Chief Operations Officer (COO) Road Logistics, Michael Schilling. In response, Dachser has made further changes to the Executive Board as of January 1, 2021. Two Dachser managers of many years’ standing have been promoted to the logistics provider’s operational management body: Stefan Hohm as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and Alexander Tonn as COO Road Logistics. They are joined on the Executive Board by Robert Erni, who left DSV Panalpina to join Dachser on September 1, 2020 and has taken up the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The five-man Executive Board team is completed by Edoardo Podestà, who has been COO Air & Sea Logistics since October 2019.


Career as CFO with focus on innovation

Eling, 49, joined Dachser in 2012 as deputy head of the Finance, Legal and Tax executive unit. He joined the Executive Board as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) the following year, since when he has been responsible for the logistics provider’s group-wide strategic idea and innovation management program. With a degree in industrial engineering, Eling joined Dachser from the engineering and service group Bilfinger SE, where he was Head of the controlling and internal audit departments, CFO of a US subsidiary and of an international facility management service provider. Eling started his career with the construction companies Hochtief AG and Philipp Holzmann AG.


With sound judgment and agility

“My fellow board members and I are taking over an extremely robust and fast-growing company that even the challenges of the coronavirus crisis haven’t managed to throw off course. With their tremendous know-how and commitment, the people at Dachser have succeeded in maintaining the supply chains of our global customers even under adverse conditions,” says Burkhard Eling, CEO of Dachser. “With the trust and support of the founding family, we as an Executive Board team, will preserve the unique, people-oriented culture of Dachser as a family-owned company. At the same time, we will continue to develop the company with sound judgment and agility on its way to becoming the world’s most integrated logistics provider,” Eling continues.


New Executive Board team with a wealth of experience

Alexander Tonn is a new member of Dachser’s Executive Board as of January 1, 2021. As COO Road Logistics, he will be responsible for the European overland transport networks for industrial goods and food. In addition, he will continue to lead the European Logistics Germany business unit. Tonn, 47, has been with the company for over 20 years, having held managerial positions including at Dachser’s Allgäu logistics center in Memmingen and at company headquarters, where he was responsible for the logistics provider’s global contract logistics business for several years.


Stefan Hohm, 48, will head the newly created IT & Development executive unit as Chief Development Officer (CDO). Hohm has been working for Dachser for 27 years, during which time he has managed, among other things, the branches in Erfurt (Thuringia) and Hof (Upper Franconia). Most recently, he was Corporate Director for the logistics provider’s research and development work as well as its Corporate Solutions business. Besides the further development of IT, he is now also responsible for worldwide contract logistics.


Burkhard Eling’s successor as CFO is Robert Erni, an internationally experienced logistics finance manager, who took over as CFO on January 1, 2021 after a four-month induction and transition phase. Before joining Dachser, the 54-year-old Swiss national was Group CFO at logistics provider Panalpina for nearly seven years.


There are no changes to Dachser’s air and sea freight business, which has been led by Edoardo Podestà, COO Air & Sea Logistics, since October 2019. The 58-year-old Italian, based in Hong Kong, became Managing Director of Dachser’s air and sea freight business in the Asia Pacific business unit in 2014. Podestà is also a highly experienced Dachser manager. He joined the company in 2003 when it acquired the joint venture Züst Ambrosetti Far East Ltd.

About Dachser

Headquartered in Germany, Dachser is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. Using its own in-house developed IT-systems, Dachser incorporates transport, warehousing, and value-added services to provide comprehensive supply chain solutions. Thanks to some 31,000 employees based in 393 locations all over the globe, Dachser generated a consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.7 billion in 2019. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 80.6 million shipments weighing 41.0 million metric tons. Country organizations represent Dachser in 44 countries.


In Asia, Dachser employs more than 1,696 people in 48 locations in 12 Business Areas. Its Asia Pacific Regional Head Office is located in Hong Kong.


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DIT Group grew rapidly in 2020 with 72% increase in sales volume


Speeding Up Business Expansion Nationwide by Signing Several Strategic Cooperation Agreements and Collaborating with CCRE Group


HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 6 January 2021 – DIT Group Limited (“DIT” or the “Company” which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 726), an innovative high-tech company specializing in businesses in the whole value chain of prefabricated construction in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”), grew rapidly in 2020 in terms of operating results: its full-year production volume increased by 66% and sales volume rose by 72%. The rapid growth in the Group’s business scale was mainly attributable to strong market demand driven by Chinese government’s policies on fostering the country’s prefabricated construction industry. The growth was also due to the Group’s successful establishment of five green construction industrial parks during the year, including those in Dengfeng City, Zhumadian City, Luoyang City and Tongxu County in Henan Province, and Ding’an County in Hainan Province, and the completion and the launch of six green construction industrial parks in Zhoukou City and Tongxu County in Henan Province, Jiaozhou City in Shandong Province, Huai’an City and Nantong City in Jiangsu Province and Yuxi City in Yunnan Province.


The Group signed strategic cooperation agreements with a number of renowned enterprises in 2020, including Group, Jinke Property Group, Sunriver Holdings Group and Jujiang Construction Group, etc. The collaborations with the well-established companies have resulted in synergies which allow DIT Group to further expand its business and build up its business presence nationwide. This has also enhanced the Group’s capabilities of running businesses across the whole value chain of prefabricated construction and provided a stable source of orders for this year.


In July 2020, Mr. Wu Po Sum, the controlling shareholder of the Group, increased his shareholding in the Company for a consideration of approximately HK$303 million; in December 2020, Mr. Liu Weixing, the chairman of the board of directors and executive director of the Group, and Mr. Guo Weiqiang, the chief executive officer and executive director of the Group, increased their shareholdings in the Company for a total consideration of over HK$1.6 million. These moves reflected the confidence of the major shareholder and senior management in the prospects of the Group’s future development and its enterprise value. In addition, the Group adopted a stock option scheme in July 2020, under which a total of approximately 202 million stock options were granted to senior executives. This arrangement will bind together the interests of the employees and those of the Company and its shareholders tightly as it motivates the grantees to be more proactive at work, and can effectively retain and motivate the key talents, thereby promoting the long-term, steady development of DIT Group.

DIT Group is committed to becoming a leading solution provider for smart buildings. In 2020, the Group announced its new “Intelligent Construction of Home” strategy, which aims at creating an innovative model of running businesses in the whole value chain of prefabricated industry with synergy. The Group devotes itself to technological innovation along the whole value chain in such businesses as construction of smart residential buildings and promoting the development of the prefabricated construction industry. Meanwhile, the Group plans to set up a new business model for the whole value chain of the industry by developing a “turnkey” business model that encompasses design, intelligent prefabricated construction, landscaping service and interior decoration in the entire life cycle of a prefabricated construction project.


DIT Group’s chief executive officer and executive director Guo Weiqiang said, “DIT Group has been forging ahead with its business development and growing rapidly since it joined the family of the CCRE Group. It has been producing encouraging results. The Group will draw on the technological advantage afforded by the operation of businesses that span the whole value chain of prefabricated construction and will continue to collaborate with the CCRE Group to build its footholds across China more quickly. It will also actively develop new projects to explore the blue ocean in the market for prefabricated construction. Now that the state has adopted a policy on fostering the prefabricated construction industry, the Group is confident about its prospect and plans to expand its share of China’s market rapidly in three to five years. It will also commit itself to enabling consumers to enjoy a safer, comfortable life at smart residential buildings and contributing to China’s new type of urbanization and the modernization of the country’s construction industry.”

About DIT Group Limited

Headquartered in Changsha and Zhengzhou China, DIT Group Limited is an innovative high-tech enterprise that specializes in businesses throughout the entire value chain of prefabricated construction (PC). The company is listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 726.HK), and is also the first listed company in China’s PC industry.


The Group promotes the modernization of construction industry, and its businesses cover the entire value chain of the PC industry, including R&D, PC components manufacturing, franchise and consultation of PC plants, and manufacturing of intelligent PC equipment. The Group has already set up several smart PC equipment plants nationwide. It runs fifteen self-operated PC plants and several plants owned and operated by franchisees. 


By adopting the world’s first business model of combining engineering, manufacture, procurement and construction (EMPC), which is created by Drawin Group, DIT Group has been widely recognized by its clients for its technology and products. DIT Group has green construction industrial parks in over 45 cities in 22 provinces nationwide, providing service for projects under construction with a total site area of 6 million square meters in China.


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The Innovation of LikeLib 2.0 Redefines Public Chain Technology


MINSK, REPUBLIC OF BELARUS – Media OutReach – 6 January 2021  LikeLib is a community-based open source blockchain project that uses blockchain technology and digital identities to digitize and informatize assets; use smart contracts to automatically manage assets and information to achieve a diversified network of “smart economy”.


The ecosystem joins the major communities around the world to participate, and is committed to linking all with an open mind, thus building a decentralized network that can expand and achieve multi-party collaboration and win-win in real business society.


LikeLib public chain team leader Mr. Thierry, operations director DIma, and technical general counsel Ms. Olga. All of them have very strong technology and business background.


LikeLib’s core members include Technical Director Mr. Renia, Mr. Yevgeny, Technical Director Daniel, Software Engineer Oleg, Sergey, Dennis, Business Analyst Mr. Andre, Ms. Tania and the community technology development team Ms. Julia Palamarchu, Maksim Hryhoryeu, Daniel Harapko, Anre Ku, Alexey Nekrasov, Alex, etc. have many years of experience in relevant positions in Dublin internationally, as well as abundant professional knowledge and skills.


Some ecological applications of LikeLib blockchain include:

1. The best solution (Biteacon)

Biteacon is a browser that interacts with the LikeLib ecosystem, which can help users explore other network-related information such as its blockchain and transaction volume.

2. The best smart contract (Supplike)

Supplike is a platform with built-in embedded supply chain builder based on LikeLib blockchain. With the built-in builder, you can easily design and deploy the supply chain, assign roles and use it easily, and create code-free solutions for the supply chain through mobile apps.

3. The best solution (LikeLib Analytics)

LikeLib Analytics is the LikeLib blockchain browser and analysis platform, indexing all blockchain data through the big data pipeline and disclosing data and indicators through API and WEB applications.


On this basis, the “blockchain + edge computing” IoT management system, the research of the electronic degree certificate management method of the alliance chain, relay cross-chain technology, channel state differential information vital signs detection algorithms, research on people counting methods based on WiFi perception, Internet of Things architecture for electrical fire monitoring of ancient buildings based on edge computing, and multi-field and interdisciplinary expert selection algorithms for multiple project ecology and algorithm system applications have been successfully developed in the LikeLib public chain main network.


LikeLib 2.0 provides a more secure and stable blockchain service, which covers data connections, hybrid storage, cross-chain technology and other core modules with independent intellectual property rights, which can quickly build solutions for typical application scenarios.


The newly-released 2.0 system will not only reduce transaction program fees, but will also cause block chain replication forks and increase transfer transactions. The average transaction value can be allocated between operational interruptions. Compared with the previous version 1.0, the transaction volume has steadily increased to 10,000 transactions per second, and the transaction speed is about 10,000 TPS.


In terms of supporting smart contracts, interchangeable consensus mechanisms and distributed storage networks, the blockchain consensus mechanism can be replaced according to different factors (such as transaction volume), and a distributed storage network based on IPFS can store a large amount of data outside the chain.


LikeLib2.0 fully uses database fragmentation technology. Only a small part of the input transactions need to be processed, and a large amount of verification work can be completed through other conventional parallel processing on the network.


LikeLib uses Bridges technology, which is a blockchain interoperability technology specifically used to make the LikeLib ecosystem cross-chain compatible with external blockchains (such as Ethereum).


LikeLib cross-chain bridge technology allows cross-chain assets and information exchange between the main network and each project ecosystem, like the axis connecting various islands. The LikeLib blockchain network realizes cross-chain through bridges, which greatly promotes the large-scale assets of ecological projects such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, and the real market liquidity of information. The advantages include multi-signature technology/ring signature technology/hash locking technology.


In addition, LikeLib2.0 also uses Lightning Network transactions and zero-configuration transaction channels.


The existing hosting solutions on the Lightning Network only manage their users’ funds on one or a few, and they will not use one channel with each user. Instead, keep an internal private ledger to record when the funds belong to the user.


Earlier we mentioned the ring signature technology in the LikeLib2.0 cross-chain bridge. The ring signature is named because a certain parameter implicit in its signature is composed according to certain rules. Many of the schemes proposed later do not require the structure of the signature to be a ring, as long as the formation of the signature satisfies the spontaneity, anonymity and group characteristics, it is also called a ring signature.


The security of the ring signature technology scheme is quite high, such as: unconditional anonymity, unforgeability, unconditional anonymity of the signer, and the signer can freely specify his own anonymity range, forming a beautiful ring logic structure, which can realize group signatures The main function of but does not require trusted third parties or group administrators.


Ring signature is a special group signature. There is no trusted center and no group establishment process. For the verifier, the signer is completely anonymous.


Theoretically, zero-knowledge proof can prove something to everyone else without exposing any proprietary, and the generated proof is small in size, the verification cost is very low, and it has nothing to do with the amount of calculation that needs to be proved.


LikeLib2.0 uses the generation algorithm (G) to generate public parameters for the proposition, the proof algorithm (P) to generate the proof of the satisfiability of R1CS, and the verification algorithm (V) to verify the proof and other technical methods and means to finally generate the proof. It can be proved that there is a secret value reset equation satisfied without revealing the secret.


LikeLib2.0’s “decentralized and distributed” technology means that all information is publicly recorded on the “public ledger”, and can only be entered and cannot be modified, so that the complete copy of the blockchain includes each executed action, so About the value belonging to each active address (account).


The overall situation has continued to iterate for thirty years, and only then has today’s prosperity been achieved, and only then has “Internet +”. If you still have confidence in the blockchain, perhaps you should give it more time. The LikeLib2.0 public chain system has already given the blockchain a gratifying answer in 2020.


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