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Kountable CEO Talks with UNOPS Head of Global Innovation and Technology about Its Vital Role in Improving Supply Chain Access at BootstrapLabs AI Conference

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BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference featured entrepreneurs and innovators who shared the newest developments in the field of AI from research and business development to investing and business transformation.

One of several distinguished speakers was Chris Hale, CEO and Co-founder of Kountable, a managed marketplace for global trade, which focuses on collaboration in the supply chain, bringing together SMEs, multinational suppliers and end customers onto a single platform.

In a conversation with Jonas Svensson, Head of Global Innovation and Technology, Hale demonstrated the role Kountable can play in accelerating progress of the world’s biggest organizations towards equipping people for success in underserved markets.

Kountable focuses on aggregating the demand side in trade by partnering with high quality entrepreneur owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), bringing access to world class goods to underserved markets and accelerating progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

“The Global South is home to some of the fastest growing economies on the planet, despite being challenged by a general lack of traditional infrastructure, scarcity of information, trade frictions, political and currency risks or even corruption,” said Hale.

“Nevertheless, the benefits to bringing the next billion people into the global trade economy outweigh the risks and massive investments are being made in infrastructure, healthcare, IT, and transportation by governments, and other global organizations like the UN, Red Cross, World Bank, The Gates Foundation, or Buffet Foundation.”

Kountable is making this possible by building a data acquisition, normalization, and scoring platform that measures the behaviors of the best trades and their traders in these emerging markets. With unique data describing the last mile of the supply chain and unique data on the traders in these developing markets, Kountable is building behavioral analysis for historical and live-updating trader behaviors, NLP to analyze the type of goods being requested/provided, matching algorithms to identify best-fit for traders and trade opportunities, time-series analysis on historic FX rates and fluctuation patterns, image recognition to automatically recognize and categorize key documentation, as well as SNA to assess reliability and competency of traders and buyers without traditional “scoring” mechanisms.

“We’re leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence to help us find, resource, train, grow and promote these traders who are generally small and medium enterprises (SMEs),” said Danielle Russell, Head of Product at Kountable. “These traders are the engines of growth in these rapidly growing economies and connect the largest buyers in these economies to the top suppliers and brands in the world and are literally the point of access to global commerce for their respective countries.”

 

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Explore the Future of Blockchain Technology at SANS Minneapolis Cyber Security Training Event

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SANS Institute, the global leader in cyber security training and certifications, today announced the agenda for SANS Minneapolis 2019 (#SANSMinneapolis) taking place August 12-17 in Minnesota. Course topics to include cyber defense, ethical hacking, penetration testing, SIEM, critical security controls, digital forensics, and security management. G. Mark Hardy (@g_mark), the founder and president of National Security Corporation will give an evening talk, “Blockchain: Building Better Business Models Securely”.

Hardy explains, “Blockchain as a technology has been proposed as a solution to everything from frictionless currency transfer to tracking cargo on ships. With over one billion dollars in venture funds invested and several hundred patents filed, every security professional must know the impact on organizations in terms of risk, volatility, and competitiveness. Join me in Minneapolis where we will explore the future of this technology. I’ll also share how to identify business processes at your organization that can be improved or enabled by blockchain.”

In addition to his talk Hardy will teach MGT514: Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership. This course provides students with the tools to become a security business leader who can build and execute strategic plans that resonate with other business executives. Students will learn how to create effective information security policy, and develop management and leadership skills to better lead, inspire, and motivate their teams.

SANS Minneapolis 2019 features cutting-edge courseware covering today’s most complex cyber security issues. Courses include SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC555: SIEM with Tactical Analytics, FOR572: Advanced Network Forensics: Threat Hunting, Analysis, and Incident Response, and SEC566: Implementing and Auditing the Critical Security Controls – In-Depth.

 

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Praxis Cashier Onsite At iFX EXPO

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Praxis Cashier, the leading Cyprus-based provider of online payment software and solutions, announced today that for the third consecutive year it will be participating in the iFX EXPO which runs from 21-23 May in Limassol.

The company has established itself as an innovator of new processing solutions, the latest of which offer lucrative opportunities for Internet businesses operating in Asia and Latin America.

The highly-experienced leadership of Praxis Cashier, backed by a top-notch staff, produces the fastest times for cashier launches on both new and existing brands. This includes integration times for new payment service providers.

“We have earned the right to say that we are the fastest integrator in the FX industry with multiple PSP integrations weekly,” said Amit Klatchko, Praxis Cashier’s founder and director. “And to top this off, we have earned an extensive roster of clients which includes quite a number of leading brands.”

Praxis Asia, which was unveiled in January at the iFX EXPO Asia in Hong Kong, targets FinTech and gaming firms with customers in ChinaIndonesiaMalaysiaThailand and Vietnam. This service includes “Praxis Bridge” which allows enhanced customization and routing of deposit limits and methods when it comes to country, currency, affiliate campaign and almost any other parameter.

The software provided by Praxis Cashier offers key revenue-enhancing features, including – single integration allowing access to more than 200 payment solutions, a modular back office which allows customization, and automated routing to the best performing payment service provider.

The services offered by Praxis Cashier are integration and data transfer only, and do not include transaction processing. The company is PCI Level 1 compliant.

Praxis Cashier will be located at Booth #119 at iFX EXPO and will have personnel available to meet with prospective clients.

 

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CEO-CMO Summit Vietnam 2019 will take place on May 31

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How has the Vietnamese market changed with the trend of global digital racing? What do typical businesses have and will do to lead or catch up with competitors in this “race”? What do business leaders do to not be left behind? The answer will be found at the Vietnam CEO-CMO Summit Vietnam 2019 which will take place on this May 31.

The digital “revolution” in Vietnam and noticeable numbers

In recent years, Vietnam has become one of the potential markets for businesses with the development of smartphones’ platform. A report by the global Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has shown that the increase in smartphone market penetration and the use of mobile data increasing in both urban and rural areas has “flared up” the budget for advertising on mobile devices in Vietnam. Approximately $77.1 million was spent in 2017, double the figure of  $38.5 million in 2016, accounting for about 50-60% of the total budget for digital advertising activities of most major brands.

More notably, for about 70% of the population living in rural areas, mobile phones have become a basic communication tool and an integral part of many people’s lives and work. However, marketers still face many difficulties in reaching these targets because of the lack of market insight and consumer behaviour.

How does members of MMA react to this trend?

In the context that the digital “revolution” in the world in general and Vietnam in particular is happening at an extremely fast pace, many businesses have been adjusting their strategies to catch up with the era and consumer’s trend. Facebook – one of the board members of Vietnam Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) – has also taken a step forward with many breakthrough policies.

In the presentation at CEO-CMO Summit Vietnam 2018, Ms. Christy Leformer Facebook Country Director of Vietnam,emphasized: “Data is the tool to connect online users to offline.” Up to 90% of consumers shop at real stores, but 60% of them will decide to buy when they see products on the internet. Two online – offline platforms need to be coordinated and connected to effectively reach consumers and attract purchases. And according to her, data is the most effective tool to connect these two platforms.

Adtima – another member of the Management Board of MMA Vietnam is also a good example of business innovation to keep up with the digital race. “After the mobile era is the era of artificial intelligence (AI)” is the thought of Mr. Nguyen Anh TuanCEO of Adtima, when sharing about the journey and development orientation of technology companies. Based on users’ mobile behavior and habits, Adtima has succeeded in building an ecosystem of applications from music, news, chat, finance, … on mobile platforms.

However, for further development, advanced technologies such as AI need to be applied to connect users to the services and products they care about, towards convenience. He emphasized: “In the near future, Vietnamese people can use Zalo as their virtual assistant, like Safari, Cortana or Google Assistant.”

Meeting CEO – CMO Vietnam 2019 – opportunity to lead “racing” in the digital field

On May 31, 2019, CEO-CMO Summit Vietnam 2019 with the theme “Architect the Future of Marketing” will be organized by MMA with the participation of hundreds of leaders and marketers of large businesses from different industries in Vietnam.

In particular, the Summit will include Mr. Antoine De Carbonnel – Chief Commercial Officer of Go Jek will discuss the growth of shared services for developed countries. In addition, guest speakers Mr. Charles Ng – Deputy Enterprise Enterprise AI Appier and Mr. Bui Hai An – 7Eleven Digital Director will also analyze deeply to clarify the new trends in this “revolution” through key topics: How to segment audience and why it is important, CEO Panel – Data and development, the impact of E-business, Direct-to-Consumer approaches- new opportunities for brands, Take advantage of technology to connect the online and offline world, … This is a valuable opportunity for participants to update the latest knowledge and trends on how to use mobile channel in modern marketing.

In addition, joining the CEO-CMO Summit Vietnam 2019, attendees also have the opportunity to network with experts, as well as other marketers from domestic and foreign companies. Since then, individuals and businesses can join an active community, contributing to the development of marketing and mobile technology in Vietnam.

The CEO-CMO conference, organized by MMA Vietnam, will take place on May 31, 2019 at Mai House Saigon Hotel (District 3, HCMC). All CEOs and CMOs from businesses and brands are applying digital and mobile in marketing and business management activities as well as are interested in improvements of technologies such as AI, Blockchain, IoT … are welcomed at the Conference.

 

SOURCE MMA Asia Pacific Limited

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