Tom Peck Joins Sysco as Chief Information and Digital Officer

HOUSTON, Dec. 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced today that Tom Peck will join the company as executive vice president and chief information and digital officer, effective Jan. 4, 2021. In this role, Peck will lead Sysco’s strategic efforts to accelerate its business transformation through customer-facing technology solutions and will lead the company efforts to modernize its technology infrastructure.

Peck has over 20 years of experience leading enterprise information technology strategy, services, operations, risk and cybersecurity for large global enterprises. He most recently served as chief information and digital officer of Ingram Micro Inc., an approximately $50 billion global leader in technology distribution, supply chain services and cloud solutions. In this role, he led the development of a long-term systems architecture and effectiveness plan to modernize and digitize core systems and processes designed to deliver additional speed, agility and scalability.


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Veteran Business Accelerator and Innovator Omar Hussain Joins Demand Science Board of Directors

DANVERS, Mass., Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Demand Science, a global buyer intelligence platform and integrated B2B solution suite that drives sales and marketing growth for hundreds of the world’s largest technology and B2B companies, today announced that Omar Hussain has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Hussain will be working alongside industry veterans Melissa Chang, Chair of the Board, and Barry Harrigan, Vice Chair of the Board who founded Demand Science in 2007. Mr. Hussain is widely known for his 14-year leadership of software company Imprivata, including taking the company public in 2014, raising over $86 million in the IPO, and two years later selling it to equity firm Thoma Bravo for $544 million.

The addition of Mr. Hussain to the Board is part of Demand Science’s leadership team expansion – a component of the company’s next-level growth strategy and its ongoing mission to help

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Qumulo hires cloud CTO; ex-Tableau CMO joins Conversica board; 98point6 adds COO

— Seattle startup Qumulo named Janine Corey as its cloud chief technology officer. Corey spent the past five years at Amazon Web Services, most recently leading the transformation team for enterprise customers. She previously held IT roles at Tyler Technologies, Novartis-Alcon Labs and Southwest Airlines.

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Qumulo does not have an overall CTO. The 8-year-old company reached a $1.2 billion valuation earlier this year after raising $125 million. It helps customers such as Hyundai, Cinesite Studios, Telus, and others store and manage large amounts of file data.

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Elissa Fink. (Qumulo Photo)

— Former Tableau CMO Elissa Fink joined the board of AI assistant startup Conversica. Headquartered in Foster City, Calif., Conversica originally launched in Bellingham, Wash., and opened a Seattle office in 2017.

The startup develops virtual assistants for sales, marketing and customer service teams. Conversica raised a $20

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SHARC Energy Joins Canadian Trade Mission to Promote Its Wastewater Energy-Recovery Technology …

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SHARC International Systems Inc. (CSE:SHRC) (FSE:IWIA) (OTCQB:INTWF) (the “Company” or “SHARC Energy”) is participating in a virtual trade mission focused on selling its wastewater technology in Brazil’s public and private sectors.

Hosted by Global Affairs Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service based out of the Consulate General of Canada in São Paulo, Brazil, the virtual trade mission commenced on November 16 and provided a briefing session for the Canadian delegation and a B2B matchmaking program with Brazilian companies and organizations in the public and private sector focused on water and wastewater treatment.

The purpose of the trade mission is to connect Canadian companies with a target of 8 meetings with various businesses and organizations that cover expertise in engineering, wastewater and water infrastructure, manufacturer representation, manufacturing, market strategy and government initiatives. These meetings are intended to begin the foundation of strong relationships that

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Faraday Future Joins Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) Calling for an Accelerated Transition to Electric Vehicles

  • Faraday Future Joins 29 Others as a Founding Member of New Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA) in the US
  • Coalition Aims to Push for 100 Percent Electric Vehicle Sales by 2030 and Will Help Secure a Path for the Future of Electric Mobility
  • As a Forward-thinking Leader in the Electric Vehicle Space, Faraday Future Is Committed to Clean Energy EV Technology

Faraday Future (FF), a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, today announced that it has joined a coalition made up of 30 companies to launch the Zero Emission Transportation Association (ZETA), an organization dedicated to achieving 100% electric vehicle (EV) sales in the United States by 2030. Founding members are industry leaders in the EV space including Tesla, Uber and EVgo whose values and strategic interests support ZETA’s principles of EV adoption and growth in the US.

ZETA is the first coalition of its kind advocating for 100%

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AliExpress Joins TikTok, PUBG Mobile

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List of All Chinese Apps Banned in India So Far: AliExpress Joins TikTok, PUBG Mobile

The government of India has announced a crackdown on 43 new Chinese apps in India, which include popular e-commerce platform AliExpress, operated by Chinese internet services giant, Alibaba. The November 24 crackdown is the fourth of its kind, after the first ban on June 29 suspended social media app TikTok, and a subsequent July 27 ban also removed the likes of CamScanner from the Indian internet app markets. The biggest ban till date came on September 2, which suspended a total of 118 mobile apps – the most notable of which was PUBG Mobile. Now, the government has announced a ban on 43 more apps, bringing the total number up to 267. Hence, the full list of all Chinese apps banned in India now is quite extensive, and are as follows:

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New Seattle Metro Chamber CEO; Salesforce’s data chief joins Microsoft; and more

— The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce announced Rachel Smith as the business association’s new CEO. She starts in January.

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Rachel Smith. (Seattle Metro Chamber Photo)

“The jobs, prosperity, and community solutions that our region’s employers bring are more important than ever as we focus on post-pandemic economic recovery,” said Smith.


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Smith is currently King County’s deputy executive and chief of staff for King County Executive Dow Constantine. Following Smith’s appointment, Constantine named April Putney as his new chief of staff.

Prior to joining the King County administration, Smith was the government and community relations officer for Sound Transit and Climate Action Now coordinator for City of Seattle.

Smith succeeds Marilyn Strickland, former mayor of Tacoma, who stepped down in January to run for Congress. Strickland won Washington’s 10th Congressional District seat in November.

— Microsoft hired Hernán Asorey as corporate vice president and

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Factory_OS Joins Forces with Technology and Finance Leaders to Solve the Housing Crisis

MARE ISLAND, Calif., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Factory_OS announced today that it has raised $55 million in Series B funding from six tech and finance industry giants—Autodesk Inc., Citi, Facebook, Google, Morgan Stanley and round leader Lafayette Square. The investment will help Factory_OS accelerate growth and further integrate digital technologies to build multifamily housing using a safer, more sustainable, less expensive and more efficient construction process.

Acting on the belief that housing should be built more like cars, Factory_OS takes an integrated, industrialized and tech-enabled approach to removing barriers throughout the housing development process. The San Francisco Bay Area–based company has an active research and development program and incorporates design, technology, construction and workforce innovations in pursuit of its vision: to change how we build housing. Factory_OS is committed to delivering high-quality, tech-ready, cost-effective multifamily housing that is more environmentally friendly and creates new living-wage jobs, resulting in

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Veteran Technology Entrepreneur Jason Bennick Joins GA Telesis as President of its Digital Innovation Group

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GA Telesis, LLC, (“GAT”), the leading integrated solutions provider for the commercial aviation sector, announced that technology entrepreneur, Jason Bennick, has joined GAT as President of its Digital Innovation Group. Bennick will oversee this new group and lead the Company’s digital innovation strategies. This will include assuming leadership of a new blockchain-supported FinTech company, BlockIt™.

Prior to joining GA Telesis, Bennick brings a 25-year career in building technology and operations solutions, platforms, and Software as a Service (“SaaS”) companies, most recently co-founding digital product agency, Product Lab LLC, based in New York. As Senior Managing Partner, his primary focus was to develop strategic business solution architecture for enterprise customers in North America while managing overall P&L, resource development, client procurement, and acquiring strategic partnerships for emerging technologies.

Jason is a Certified Blockchain Expert, former Hyperledger Forum Speaker, and presented

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EY joins forces with Zilker Technology to enhance eCommerce, enterprise integration and cloud engineering services

More than 360 new team members across four countries join EY

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – EY is excited to welcome team members from Zilker Technology to our Digital and Emerging Technologies group in the US, Canada, Serbia and India to elevate the firm’s global eCommerce, enterprise integration and cloud engineering capabilities. 

“Companies are under immense pressure to embrace new operating models and ways of working to transform for the future,” says Linda Williams, EY Canada Managing Partner, Consulting. “Zilker’s design, strategy and engineering experience will enhance how we deliver end-to-end digital transformations to help our clients unlock long-term value and thrive in the Transformative Age.”

Zilker offers the unique ability to integrate enterprise technology with customer-centric experiences, aligning the user experience at every customer touchpoint to improve targeting and brand identity — critical components to success in an increasingly competitive virtual environment according to 32%

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