Rand Technology Appoints Key Executives Across Global Regions

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rand Technology (Rand) has appointed Kim Fix, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Americas & Europe; Frederick Fu, President and Managing Director, Asia-Pacific (APAC); Nami Mokri, Vice President, Sales & Sourcing, APAC; Kevin Sheehan, Chief Information Officer (CIO); and Jennifer Strawn, Director, Sourcing & Procurement, Americas & Europe.

Kim Fix, Global Vice President, QA & Operations, has been appointed to COO, Americas & Europe. Kim will lead Rand’s sales and sourcing teams’ operations across the Americas and Europe and oversee global compliance, quality assurance, and operations. Kim has been integral to Rand’s preferred status with its business partners and multi-site ISO, OHSAS, ANSI ESD, and R2 certifications.

Frederick Fu joined Rand as President and Managing Director, APAC. He previously served as Avnet’s President of APAC. He has been fundamental to Rand’s efficacy, growth, strategy, and success in the APAC region.

Nami Mokri was appointed Vice President, Sales &

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The 15 top executives leading Ford into the future

  • Jim Farley took over as Ford’s CEO in October, tasked with leading the 117-year-old automaker into an uncertain future.
  • Ford is still the number two US car company by sales, behind General Motors, but its market value has been far surpassed by upstart Tesla.
  • Ford’s leadership must negotiate a transition to electric and autonomous vehicles while continuing to sustain sales for cash cows, such as the highly profitable F-Series pickup trucks.
  • Farley’s team is made of Ford veterans and newcomers, and he’ll work under the watchful eye of Bill Ford, chairman of the board and great-grandson of the founder.
  • Business Insider identified the 15 power players at Ford who are helping Farley execute on his vision. 
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Some 117 years into its storied life, the Ford Motor Company is facing perhaps the toughest challenge in its history — and its newly installed chief executive

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Swinerton Announces New Operations Manager and Project Executives in San Diego

Swinerton has promoted Liz Hawkins to Operations Manager, Special Projects, and adds four Project Executives—Chris Jadwin, Scott Morgan, Jeff Jenco, and Brian Holley—to oversee key markets in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) November 30, 2020

Swinerton is proud to announce key promotions and new hires in San Diego.

Liz Hawkins was recently promoted to Operations Manager, overseeing the Special Projects group in San Diego. Liz started with Swinerton in 2007 as an estimator and played a key role in the growth and success of Special Projects, which focuses on small to midsize projects, interior renovations, tenant improvements, and a multitude of other unique and specialized project types in San Diego.

She progressed quickly in her career, moving from estimating and preconstruction to the operations side as Project Manager and subsequently Project Executive, overseeing many healthcare and tenant improvement projects for repeat clients such as Qualcomm, Sharp Healthcare, UC San Diego,

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Biden’s transition team has more Big Tech executives than critics

Tech companies have been trying to strengthen their relationship with a future Biden administration to ensure they have a voice in an onslaught of federal and state investigations of their business practices.

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Far more executives from technology companies than outspoken tech critics were named to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team on Tuesday, offering clues on who will decide on filling key roles and ultimately influence his administration’s thinking in coming years.

Tech companies have been trying to strengthen their relationship with a future Biden administration to ensure they have a voice in an onslaught of federal and state investigations of their business practices.

The Biden transition team released a list of agency review teams on Tuesday.

Amazon.com Inc’s Tom Sullivan, an executive on the public policy team, will

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PNC Promotes Senior Technology Executives Deborah Guild And Ganesh Krishnan

In their new roles, Guild will lead Enterprise Technology while remaining executive vice president and chief security officer. Krishnan, also an executive vice president, will serve as enterprise chief information officer, with responsibility for leading technology strategy and innovations, initiatives and programs for all of PNC’s lines of business.

Guild and Krishnan succeed Steve Van Wyk, PNC’s head of Technology & Innovation. Van Wyk is leaving PNC at year end and has accepted a new role in Europe with an international financial services firm.

“We are grateful to Steve for helping ensure that our sustained investments in technology provided us with the scale and capabilities needed to compete with the biggest and best banks in the country. This includes assembling industry leading talent like Debbie and Ganesh who will lead us into the future,” Demchak said. “Debbie and Ganesh are both proven and respected PNC leaders who bring tremendous

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HUNTER TECHNOLOGY SECURES SEASONED TECH EXECUTIVES

VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire – Hunter Technology Corp. (TSX-V: HOC; OTCQB: HOILF; WKN: A2QEYH, FSE: RWPM, ISIN: CA4457371090) (“Hunter” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to appoint Dr. Florian Spiegl and Mr. Alex Medana as Senior Vice-Presidents.

Hunter has also agreed, through its Swiss development subsidiary Digiledger Holdings AG, to hire FinFabrik Limited of Hong Kong (“FinFabrik”), a company controlled by Dr. Spiegl and Mr. Medana, to develop the Oilex and OilExchange Platforms.  Founded in 2016, FinFabrik is a Hong-Kong based creator of purpose-driven financial technology, focused on empowering businesses to access opportunity, take sound decisions and build wealth.

“The importance of securing proven executives as well as a development team is pivotal for Hunter Tech in its development cycle,” said Andrew Hromyk, Hunter’s CEO. “The successful platform will integrate the critical experience

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CHTF2020 China Hi-Tech Forum Gathers Global Scientists and Executives in Shenzhen

The China Hi-Tech Forum, as an integral part of the ongoing 22ndChina Hi-Tech Fair opened on November 11 to present several themed forums in three days, including the “Opening Forum”, the “New Era, New Technology and New Economy” forum, the “Emerging Technologies Shaping the World” forum and the “Innovation Leads Future” forum.

View the forums and activities online: http://cis.chtf.com/OnlinePCEN/#/Active

The China Hi-Tech Forum invited Chinese and international academicians, well-known scholars, and senior executives to make multiple rounds of discussions ranging from vision strategy to practical experience.

Opening Forum

Focusing on the topic “New Structure, Challenges and Opportunities under the Impact of the Pandemic”, Academician Wu Hequan delivered a keynote speech entitled “Internet Technology in 14th Five-Year Plan”. Focusing on “Cooperative Innovation, Development and Win-win”, Zheng Yelai, Vice President of Huawei, delivered a speech “Innovation · Inclusiveness, Technology Empowers Smart Upgrade”.

“New Era, New Technology and New Economy”

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Singapore looks to woo global tech executives with special visa

A man passes a Google signage outside their office in Singapore May 24, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su/Files

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore on Thursday announced a new work visa for foreign executives of technology firms, a sector the low-tax global business hub hopes will power future economic growth.

Under the Tech.Pass programme launching in January, up to 500 experienced executives can apply for the two-year visas, which allow participants to operate a business, invest in or become a director in Singapore-based companies, and mentor start-ups.

“Tech.Pass will add to the critical mass of established tech talent in Singapore and create a flywheel effect to further strengthen our position as a leading tech hub for the region,” trade minister Chan Chun Sing said, announcing the programme.

Armed with lucrative grants and incentives, Singapore has in recent years been ramping up its efforts to lure tech firms and investors, including global players like Facebook

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Apple Executives Discuss iPhone 12 and Apple’s Approach to Camera Design

iPhone Product Line Manager Francesca Sweet and Apple Camera Software Engineering Vice President Jon McCormack have provided a new interview to PetaPixel, offering insight into Apple’s approach to camera design and development. Crucially, the executives explained that Apple sees camera technology as a holistic union of hardware and software.

The interview reveals that Apple sees its main goal for smartphone photography as allowing users to “stay in the moment, take a great photo, and get back to what they’re doing,” without being distracted by the technology behind it.

McCormack explained that while professional photographers go through a process to fine-tune and edit their photos, Apple is attempting to refine that process down to the single action of capturing a frame.

“We replicate as much as we can to what the photographer will do in post,” McCormack said. “There are two sides to taking a photo: the exposure, and how

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More than 450 tech executives await invite-only EDGE 2020

Credit: IDG

More than 450 executives are expected to tune in for the live running of EDGE 2020, starting tomorrow as an invite-only virtual experience for business technology leaders across Australia and New Zealand.

From Dunedin to Darwin, Palmerston North to Perth and every town, city, state and region in-between, EDGE 2020 will play host to the most influential business leaders in technology, reflective of a diverse, innovative and expanding ecosystem on both sides of the Tasman.

Set for 10-11 November, this virtual experience will bring together emerging and established technology players, spanning bleeding edge start-ups and cloud specialists to independent software vendors and application developers. This is complemented with business consultants and boutique agencies, alongside solution providers and system integrators – all collaborating, all contributing.

EDGE 2020 will create a unique environment in which extreme partner types can join forces in the pursuit of innovation, acting as the

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