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Appier Announces Series C Investment Round

Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, announced that it has secured Series C investment of USD$33 million from SoftBank Group Corp., LINE Corporation, NAVER Corporation, Singapore-based EDBI and Hong Kong-based AMTD Group. This brings the total amount of investment in the company to over USD$82 million.

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SAP, Accenture Collaborate to Nurture Next Generation of IT Talent in PH

SAP SE, in collaboration with Accenture, announced a new next-generation program that aims to provide mentorship and skills development for future IT talent in the Philippines.

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Mohan Jayaraman, Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific for Experian Decisions Analytics (DA), Business Information Services (BI) and Data

Experian appoints Mohan Jayaraman to lead regional expansion of its advanced decisioning analytics and business information services in Asia Pacific

Mohan Jayaraman, previously managing director of India, takes on new regional role to accelerate Experian’s dominant position as the leader in advanced analytics and decisioning, and expand its SME insights and business strategy services

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Avaya Announces Plan Support Agreement

Avaya today announced that it has entered into a Plan Support Agreement (the “PSA”) with holders of over 50% of its first lien debt, including certain members of the Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Creditors (the “Ad Hoc First Lien Group”). In addition, the company has reached agreement with U.S.
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (“PBGC”) to provide for the termination of the company’s obligations under the Avaya Pension Plan for Salaried Employees (“APPSE”) and the related transfer of those obligations to PBGC, with the support of the Ad Hoc First Lien Group. Avaya has filed an amended plan of reorganization (the “Amended Plan”) and disclosure statement reflecting the terms of these agreements.

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Nexusguard wins customer service excellence award for fifth consecutive year

Nexusguard, the worldwide leader in distributed denial of service (DDoS) security solutions, today announced the company was honored by the Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium (APCSC) with the International Customer Service Quality Standard (CSQS) site certificate for the fifth year in a row. Developed jointly with the University of Hong Kong, the CSQS is the highest global award for excellence in CRM, customer service, and contact center and support services. The certification recognizes Nexusguard’s dedication to customer service and commitment to best practices for serving internal and external stakeholders.

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New Rankings From Institutional Investor Show Chinese Corporations Committed To Corporate Governance

A total of 3,074 buy-side individuals and 858 sell-side analysts participated in the 2017 All-Asia Executive Team Honored Companies survey and nominated 2,510 companies across 18 sectors, based on six core attributes: accessibility of senior executives, constructive conference calls and meetings, well-informed and authoritative investor relations, quality corporate documents, quick response to requests and timely financial disclosures.

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CUHK Business School Research Reveals Why Some People Switch Jobs More Frequently Than Others

The following article was first published in the China Business Knowledge (CBK) website by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School – https://goo.gl/HwWXBS: According to the data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, it is possible that some people have worked in more than 10 jobs in a lifetime. In the study highlight posted by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics (LBS), “on average, from age 18 to age 48, American men held 11.8 jobs and women held 11.5 jobs.”

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SAP Names Scott Russell President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Scott Russell has been appointed president of SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ). In his new role, Scott will be responsible for growing SAP’s business and presence in the APJ region, including Australia/New Zealand, Japan, Korea, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. He brings more than 20 years of experience in management, technology and consulting to this role.

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