Integral Ad Science Expands Business Operations in India, Appoints Mehul Desai as Country Head

“We’re continuing our expansion across APAC, and welcoming Mehul to the IAS team will help fuel our innovation and growth for the region,” said Laura Quigley, SVP APAC, IAS. “Brand safety, ad fraud, and viewability have become even more critical in a complex regional advertising ecosystem. IAS’s growth in India will enable us to bring much-needed transparency to brands placing their digital investments in the region, helping them safeguard the brand reputation and maximize campaign performance.”

Mehul brings more than 20 years of experience in building and leading innovative technology businesses to his new role at IAS, along with immense experience in engineering and R&D. He will help supercharge IAS’s product innovation and growth mandate in India, driving adoption of the company’s best-in-class measurement and verification solutions. Mehul will lead a team of ad-tech experts at IAS to establish strategic relationships with brands and agencies, helping them maximize

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Interesting video shows nighttime military operations near Area 51

  • Video filmed outside of Area 51 seems to show infrared flares released during possible nighttime special-operations training.
  • It’s impossible to tell what is actually going on just from the video, but whatever it was, it was big and it looked interesting.
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While many of the videos taken near “Area 51” tend to float the usual UFO conspiracy theories, some happen to catch interesting real-world air activity. Earlier this November was one of those occasions.

Well-known YouTube videographers Tim & Tracy of the UFO Seekers channel made an interesting clip shot from outside the restricted Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) north of Nellis Air Force Base.

The new video shows some common NTTR activity including the “camo dude” security personnel, the comings and goings of NTTR employee shuttles and, more interestingly, a lot of air activity over the region, especially at night.

F-16 fighter jets

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Oyo Has $1 Billion to Fund Operations Until IPO, CEO Tells Employees

(Bloomberg) — Ritesh Agarwal, founder and chief executive officer of Oyo Hotels, told employees the Indian startup is making progress in recovering from the coronavirus fallout and has about $1 billion to fund operations until an initial public offering.



A pedestrian walks past an Oyo hotel, operated by Oyo Hotels Japan G.K., in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Oyo has drawn particular attention in SoftBank Group Corp.’s portfolio of startups because of its similarities to WeWork. Both are trying to change traditional real estate businesses with technology. Both have charismatic young founders. Now, skeptics say Oyo could also fall short, further undermining Son’s grand ideas about technology investing.


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A pedestrian walks past an Oyo hotel, operated by Oyo Hotels Japan G.K., in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Oyo has drawn particular attention in SoftBank Group Corp.’s portfolio of startups because of its similarities to WeWork. Both are trying to change traditional real estate businesses with technology. Both have charismatic young founders. Now, skeptics say Oyo could also fall short, further undermining Son’s grand ideas about technology investing.

The 27-year-old entrepreneur made the comments in a fireside chat with Oyo board member Troy Alstead, after the once high-flying company endured months of layoffs and losses as Covid-19 hammered its business. Oyo is one of the largest

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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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Report Suggests Government, Companies Factor Permanent Remote Work into Future Operations

A report by Forrester indicates more than 53% of the U.S. workforce would like to continue working remotely—at least some—once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

Released Nov. 17, the report found fewer Americans (44%) are eager to return to daily office life and mirrors a recent survey of federal employees who expect at least regular telework to continue into the foreseeable future.

Agencies and companies, Forrester states, would be wise to augment their existing workforce strategies to meet the expectations of their collective workforces.

“Rather than assume that centralized locations are the best way to engage workers and provide those outcomes, the anywhere-work approach recognizes that people—employees, prospective talent, managers, and other stakeholders—all have preferences that, post-pandemic, will break the traditional definition of and boundary between in-office and home-based work,” the report states.

The report makes clear not every employee will be able to work from home. According to Forrester, approximately

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Vodafone Says Its German Operations Are Returning to Normal

(Bloomberg) — Vodafone Group Plc said late Monday that its German operations are returning to normal after “massive restrictions” to mobile data and telecommunication services across the country earlier in the day.



a stop sign: Signage for Vodafone Group Plc is displayed outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store in Mumbai.


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Signage for Vodafone Group Plc is displayed outside a Vodafone India Ltd. store in Mumbai.

“Most of the affected customers are now back online,” Vodafone’s German unit said in a tweet. The cause of the disruption wasn’t clear.

The problems were affecting second, third, and fourth-generation networks, as well as the MeinVodafone app and web services, Vodafone Deutschland said earlier on an online community noticeboard. Other providers including Deutsche Telekom AG and Telefonica SA’s O2 unit also suffered outages, German media reported.

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Representatives for Telefonica Deutschland and Deutsche Telekom AG also

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Candy manufacturer moves from technology chaos to data-driven operations thanks to integrated appliance

Two years ago, 50-year-old confectionary manufacturer Warrell Creations was in a legacy mess. Outdated equipment and cobbled-together processes had created an information technology nightmare, with employees unable to complete even the simplest tasks.

“When I first got here our users were complaining about not being able to print a Word document. I mean, not being able to print a document? That’s fundamental stuff,” said Clifton Dorsey (pictured), vice president of The Warrell Corp.

Dorsey spoke with Lisa Martin, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, for a digital CUBE Conversation about how Dell Technology Inc.’s integrative approach to data protection helped Warrell leave behind the dark ages of tech and take a data-driven approach to candy manufacturing. (* Disclosure below.)

Paving the way to technological confidence

Accurate data is critical for smooth operations at Warrell. Without clear lines of communication, purchasing, shipping, and the manufacturing floor are liable to

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Katonic Taps DXC Technology Veteran to head India Sales and Operations

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Nov 08, 2020 (IssueWire via COMTEX) —
Sydney, Nov 8, 2020 (Issuewire.com) – Katonic today announced the appointment of Industry veteran Nitin Deshpande as Country Head of Sales and Operations, India.

A skilled business leader with 36 years’ experience, Nitin joins Katonic from DXC Technology where he was responsible for leading sales and account management for multiple large accounts. Prior to this appointment, Nitin held various leadership roles at Genpact, EDS and L&T, most recently as Vice President – IT Infrastructure Management Services leading a team of over 800 people.

Katonic Founder and CEO, Prem Naraindas, said “As a company helping enterprises adopt AI across the IT operations it is critical to have someone with a good understanding of IT Operations, its challenges and complexity. Our sales team drives deep insight of our customers into our business

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Addressing Stress In Security Operations Teams

Sr. Director of Labs & Advisor to the CSO @ LogRhythm. Protecting our customers from damaging cyber threats.

Cybersecurity is an industry that constantly deals with bad news, from novel attacks to breaches to data leaks. In addition, legislation on data protection and privacy is constantly upping the bar on reporting, control requirements, the threat of fines and other enforcement measures.

Over the past few years, there has been a growing issue of stress, burnout and other mental health problems among security professionals. It has not been well understood how high the level of stress on security operations teams really is. To quote LogRhythm’s chief security officer, “Working in security can feel like you’re sitting on top of a powder keg that could explode at any time.” That feeling sets the stress levels high to begin with, and often, the waiting can be more stressful than any anticipated

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ISM Deploys ServiceNow Connected Operations

  • Collaboration combines ServiceNow Connected Operations Product with ISM’s customer, people, process and technology services expertise

Integrated Solutions Management (ISM), a business transformation accelerator for commercial enterprises and public agencies, today announced that it is the first partner to deploy ServiceNow Connected Operations® in North America. This enables customers to leverage the power of their investment in the Now Platform to drive business outcomes and the success of their Internet of Things (IoT) strategy.

Harnessed effectively, IoT has the power to unlock transformative change across all sectors. McKinsey’s Global Institute predicts IoT will have an economic impact of between $4 trillion and $11 trillion by 2025. ISM is working together with ServiceNow to help customers bring IoT data into the new Connected Operations module of the Now Platform empowering technical operations, customer service and field service teams to leverage the native digital workflow capabilities of ServiceNow. Both companies have been working

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