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NTT Com Managed Services, Wholly Owned Subsidiary of NTT Communications, Completes 100% Acquisition of CAPSiDE

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and
international communications business within the NTT Group (TOKYO:9432),
and CAPSiDE S.L. (CAPSiDE), a Spain-based major provider of
comprehensive hyperscale cloud managed services, announced today that
NTT Com Managed Services (NTT Com’s subsidiary), headquartered in
Barcelona, Spain, has completed its 100% acquisition of CAPSiDE.


Managed services are one of the most important strategic fields for NTT
Com, a DX Enabler™ that helps customers to achieve digital
transformations. NTT Com enhances the managed services’ capability with
CAPSiDE.

CAPSiDE specializes in integrated managed services, especially in
Europe, for operations enabled with hyperscale cloud services such as
Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Through the acquisition, CAPSiDE, maintaining its independent operation,
expands its service offering to all its current clients with value-added
datacenter and global communications services for complex enterprise
environments and corporate end-to-end ICT professional services, at a
global scale, for global customers, with NTT Com Managed Services.

Damian Skendrovic, CEO of NTT Com Managed Services: “I am
delighted to welcome the CAPSiDE team, their clients, and partners to
the NTT family. CAPSiDE’s capabilities are very complementary to NTT’s
portfolio and solidify our public cloud offerings which are increasingly
high in demand.”

Josep Ruano, CEO of CAPSiDE: “This is an exciting time for
CAPSiDE, our clients, and partners. Joining NTT will give CAPSiDE the
ability to leverage NTT’s global presence and resources to accelerate
worldwide adoption of our comprehensive hyperscale cloud managed
services, highly-specialized cloud transformation consulting services
and cloud enablement. Our goal is to continue to build “CAPSiDE, an NTT
Company” into the best hyperscale cloud managed services company in the
industry.”

Overview of CAPSiDE

Corporation:   CAPSiDE S.L.
Established: 2001
CEO: Josep Ruano
Headquarters: Barcelona, Spain
Business: Consulting, automation and 24/7 operation of Cloud platforms
Main industries: Retail, logistics, finance and sports
Partners: AWS – Premier Consulting Partner
Microsoft – Gold Cloud Platform & Managed Partner
Google – Cloud Platform Partner
 

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications
provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to
optimize the information and communications technology (ICT)
environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s
worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global Tier-1 IP
network, the Arcstar Universal One VPN network reaching over 190
countries/regions, and more than 400,000 sqm of the world’s most
advanced datacenter facilities. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage
the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data,
NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
www.ntt.com
| Twitter@NTT
Com
| Facebook@NTT
Com
| LinkedIn@NTT
Com

About CAPSiDE
Headquartered in Barcelona, with offices in
Madrid, London and Lisbon, CAPSiDE has been making the world more
reliable through the design, automation and 24×7 operation of critical
digital platforms for more than 17 years.

CAPSiDE empowers its clients’ businesses by designing and operating
Cloud architectures that are highly efficient, reliable and auto
scaling, leading companies into the digital transformation and the
hyperscale Cloud adoption journey. CAPSiDE also develops reliable
Cloud-automation tools for SysOps and DevOps processes in Cloud
environments, focusing on better Cloud governance.

CAPSiDE counts with relevant project references, such as Carrefour,
MANGO, Futbol Club Barcelona, Banc Sabadell, Wolters Kluwer, Grupo Zeta,
Vueling and Royal Opera House; and on critical workloads such as
eCommerce, Big Data, IoT and SaaS platforms.
Web: www.capside.com
| Twitter: @capside
| Linkedin: CAPSiDE

Contacts

For more information
Masaki Nomoto, Osamu Inoue
Public
Relations
Corporate Planning Department
NTT Communications
Tel:
+81 3 6700 4010
Mail: hodo-cp@ntt.com
Or
Emma
Briones / Pau Puig
Corporate Marketing Department
CAPSiDE
Tel:
+34 934 266 731
Mail: marketing@capside.com

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Oppenheimer & Co. To Host 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference

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Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”) – a leading investment bank, wealth manager, and a subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE: OPY) – will host its 19th Annual Consumer Growth and E-Commerce Conference on June 18-19 in Boston, MA. This year’s event features companies from prominent consumer brands such as Autozone, Domino’s Pizza, Express, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Six Flags Theme Parks, Tiffany & Company, Ulta, Walmart, Weight Watchers, and Yum Brands.

Of particular note, Oppenheimer is pleased to host nine of the market-leading companies involved with emerging trends in the Cannabis space this year. The event will also feature seven panel discussions, moderated by Oppenheimer Consumer Research Analysts, addressing emerging and disruptive trends in the consumer marketplace as follows:

  • Evolving Role of Technology in the Consumer Sector with Cooler Screens and Lindsay Goldberg LLC, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion with Emerging Restaurant Brands with Aurify and B. Good, moderated by Brian Bittner
  • A Discussion on the Evolving US Food & Beverage Landscape with Lifeway, New Age Beverage, and United Natural Foods, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Next Gen Brands Re-Shaping Landscape for Women’s Fashion with CARAA and Rothy’s, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • Exciting New Brands Shaking Up Home Products Space with Burkelman, LoveSac and Resident/Nectar, moderated by Brian Nagel
  • A Discussion on the Emerging CBD Landscape with Curaleaf and CV Sciences, moderated by Rupesh Parikh
  • Leveraging the Power of Digital to Connect with Consumers with Eight and FlexShopper, moderated by Brian Nagel

The conference features Oppenheimer’s Consumer Senior Research Analysts:

  • Brian Bittner, Managing Director Senior Analyst covering Restaurants
  • Brian Nagel, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Retail and E-Commerce
  • Rupesh Parikh, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering Food, Grocery and Consumer Products
  • Ian Zaffino, Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering event-driven Special Situations

“Long-established business models are being upended by disruptive brands and technology, affecting consumer preferences and buying behaviors throughout the consumer industry. This year’s event aims to showcase the mix of market-leading and emerging companies driving and navigating these changes,” said Erica L. Moffett, Managing Director and Associate Director of Research at Oppenheimer. “From effortless payment methods to accelerated delivery times and customized products, consumers want a seamless experience. In order to succeed, companies must stay current on the evolving consumer and we are pleased to host a conference to explore this new landscape.”

Oppenheimer’s next conference will be the Montauk Emerging Life Sciences Summit, which will be held on June 26-28in Montauk, NY. The 22nd Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference will follow on August 6-7 in Boston, MA, followed by the Midwest Corporate Access Day in Chicago on August 15.

Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer), a principal subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (OPY on the New York Stock Exchange), and its affiliates provide a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage and investment banking services to high-net-worth individuals, families, corporate executives, local governments, businesses and institutions.

SOURCE Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

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iCAN: Israel-Cannabis CEO and Founder Saul Kaye to Participate at the World Cannabis Congress in Saint John, New Brunswick

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iCAN: Israel Cannabis Founder and CEO Saul Kaye will participate at the World Cannabis Conference being held in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada from June 16-18, 2019.

Kaye, a leader in the global cannabis ecosystem will moderate a session entitled, “Innovative Methodologies and Emerging Topics in Global Cannabis Research.”  Panelists are Dr. Suzanne Sisley MD President and Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute and, Dr. Jerry King, R&D Consultant, CFS.  The session will take place at the Saint John Trade & Convention Centre on June 18.

The World Cannabis Congress (WCC) is an exclusive, invite-only event for international cannabis leaders, influencers and trend setters. The event will have hundreds of attendees from around the world from business, government and medicine.

In addition to his leadership of iCAN: Israel Cannabis, Kaye is an industry advisor to the Medical Cannabis Caucus of the Israeli Parliament, as well as an advisor to the Ministries of Economy and Health in Israel. He is a licensed pharmacist and a successful entrepreneur with both retail and e-commerce experience. Saul has founded multiple companies spanning six countries across the US, EuropeIsrael and Australia.

Canada has truly been a global trailblazer in the cannabis industry.  Canadian cannabis companies and its stock market are influential and forward looking and we in Israel, the R&D capital of cannabis, collaborate with our Canadian friends on many different levels.  I look forward to participating at the WCC as the medicine and business of cannabis develops at breathtaking speed both in Israel and beyond,” said Kaye.

 

SOURCE iCAN: Israel Cannabis

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Loyalist College to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre for natural products and cannabis

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Loyalist College is the recipient of a $1,750,000 Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program grant over five years to launch Canada’s first Technology Access Centre (TAC) for natural products and cannabis. In addition, Loyalist received $1Mthrough the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF) to add specialized equipment to the TAC.

Loyalist was one of 90 recipients at colleges, cégeps and polytechnics across the country to receive part of the $73M in funding, announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario. Through the CCI Program and the CIIF, this investment will help post-secondary institutions partner directly with local employers to facilitate commercialization and transform the results of research and development into new technologies to help businesses expand and grow.

The rapid growth of Canada’s cannabis, hops and natural products sectors positions Loyalist’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (ARC) as a national innovation hub for small- to medium-sized enterprises. As a TAC, Loyalist will build on the ARC’s 15 years of natural product extraction expertise and analysis-based applied research. In transitioning to a TAC, Loyalist’s ARC will significantly increase the College’s capacity to lead applied research of commercially relevant natural products and cannabis, and to support innovation by enhancing industries’ access to sector-relevant expertise and technology.

The TAC initiative will cultivate an environment for College-industry partnerships to thrive while providing students with unparalleled opportunities for work-integrated learning; investigating extraction, isolation, and formulation; and product development. In partnership with the Quinte Economic Development Commission (QEDC), Loyalist will support the Bay of Quinte’s burgeoning natural products and cannabis sectors to generate regional socioeconomic benefits, and to provide opportunities for a new generation of innovators. Loyalist will also offer companies across Canada a supportive, community-oriented platform from which to enhance their productivity, expand their reach and augment their competitiveness in the global market.

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“We are very grateful for NSERC’s continued support and proud to be Canada’s first TAC for natural products and cannabis. Loyalist currently has more than 25 companies interested in applied research, and as our ARC transitions into a TAC, we will be able to meet their requirements while significantly extending our network to help more companies to innovate. Our Biosciences and Cannabis Applied Science students will have the advantage of being involved in ground-breaking research that propels Canada forward as the world leader in cannabis and natural product developments.” – Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President & CEO

“It’s great to see this NSERC and CFI funding come through for Loyalist College’s launch of Canada’s first TAC for research in natural products and cannabis. Being able to conduct research in a state-of-the-art facility means that students working in the College’s ARC will be able to build up their expertise in product analysis; which can then be applied directly to commercial development. This is just the beginning of seeing a new series of natural products being designed, assessed, made and delivered from our region.” – Neil R. Ellis, Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte

“I am so proud to see the innovation that is driving research and economic development in our rural community through Loyalist College’s ARC. Innovation is key to Rural Sustainability and this investment will ensure that we are training the next generation in the latest technological advances. I congratulate them on their NSERC and CFI grant, and wish them all the best of success.” – Mike Bossio, Member of Parliament for Hastings—Lennox and Addington

“The Quinte Economic Development Commission is proud to be a supporting partner with Loyalist College on this important initiative that is aligned with economic development opportunities and priorities in the region. The TAC will support industry research and innovation for companies in key industry sectors as well as helping students develop in-demand skills and experience. Congratulations to the team at Loyalist on launching this important project.” – Chris King, Chief Executive Officer, Quinte Economic Development Commission

 

SOURCE Loyalist College

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