Olympian has high hopes for PH volleyball

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201701:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Dillinger refuses to call Ginebra-Meralco a ‘rivalry’ yet MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I don’t think you have to be the tallest, the highest jumpers, the most powerful to be a great volleyball team,” he said at a press conference at Brotzeit Restaurant in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.“I believe that lots of different areas in the world can produce great players and great coaches,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Karch Kiraly. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThree-time Olympic gold medalist Karch Kiraly sees a brighter future for volleyball in the Philippines, which is enjoying a renaissance with improved performances in the international stage.Kiraly, the current United States women’s national team coach, who will grace the opening Philippine Superliga Grand Prix on Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre, believes the country has the potential to be among the world’s top volleyball countries, noting the support that the sport enjoys from fans.ADVERTISEMENT Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View commentslast_img read more

Whoops! Wardrobe malfunction mars Olympic debut for ice dancers

first_imgMOST READ View comments AP PhotoGANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) _ Five seconds into your Olympic debut, you suffer a wardrobe malfunction. What do you do? Keep your shoulders back and keep smiling.That’s exactly what happened to South Korean ice dancers Yura Min and Alexander Gamelin during their performance in Sunday’s team event. A hook on the back of Min’s red dress slid loose, threatening to reveal rather more than it already did.ADVERTISEMENT Hulk Hogan wants to make a wrestling comeback Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “I know that if this comes undone, then the whole thing is going to come undone. So I had that panic,” she said. “That wouldn’t be the most ideal Olympic experience, obviously. The whole time in the back of my head I was just thinking: ‘Keep your back straight because it might come down.”Things got worse during the twizzles _ a synchronized side-by-side spin _ when Min felt the dress slipping off her shoulder and down her arm. She had to react fast to stop her Olympic debut being remembered alongside Janet Jackson’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl in 2004.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It started to come down so I had to stop my twizzle and pull it back up,” she said. Gamelin added: “We were skating well _ you just had to keep everything, well, intact.”Gamelin is from Boston, while Min was born in California to Korean parents. They might not have grown up in the Olympic host nation, but it didn’t stop the crowd from taking them to heart. Min’s dress issues hurt their points total as they finished ninth, but they’re optimistic for the ice dance competition starting Feb. 19. AFP official booed out of forumcenter_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next “The second we stepped onto the ice, the fans started to scream and I think we really fed off that energy,” Min said. “Even with my costume coming undone, the fans helped us, picked us up.”Gamelin talks with Min in Korean and is “at least proficient” _ which was handy during his citizenship interview last year.To march as an American-born athlete alongside North Koreans in the opening ceremony was unforgettable, he said.“That was crazy. The unified team was a really historic event,” he said. “I’m loving this whole theme of peace.”ADVERTISEMENT 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

LeBron James’ new Lakers jersey supplants Curry’s as NBA’s top seller

first_imgMOST READ View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Luke Walton Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FILE – In this Saturday, March 2, 2019 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) controls the ball in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns in Phoenix. Though LeBron James didn’t make the playoffs in his first season in Los Angeles, his move to the Lakers paid off in jersey sales. The NBA announced Thursday, April 25, 2019 that James had the most popular individual jersey during the regular season and that the Lakers sold the most team merchandise. They knocked off Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, who had been the most popular player and team for three consecutive seasons. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)NEW YORK — Though LeBron James didn’t make the playoffs in his first season in Los Angeles, his move to the Lakers paid off in jersey sales.The NBA announced Thursday that James had the most popular individual jersey during the regular season and that the Lakers sold the most team merchandise. They knocked off Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, who had been the most popular player and team for three consecutive seasons.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES The top five players for jersey sales were James and Curry followed by Giannis Antetokounmpo at No. 3, Kyrie Irving at No. 4 and Joel Embiid at No. 5. Antetokounmpo and Embiid both reached their highest rankings. Dwyane Wade, who retired at the end of the season, concluded his career at No. 11.The top five teams for merchandise sales were the Lakers, Golden State, Boston, Philadelphia and Milwaukee.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

Captain’s Diary – Louise Winchester

first_imgIn this edition, Australian Women’s Open captain, Louise Winchester, speaks about her team’s preparation in the lead up to the World Cup  and her troublesome pinky finger. Hey Touch heads, Well I’m so sorry that this next diary entry has taken me so long to write, I’m sure you’ve all been so disappointed and waiting anxiously. The plan was to write this entry after our last camp but a few things have happened since then. It is now the night before our second and final camp before we go away to Scotland and yes I’m counting down the days…only 14 more sleeps!My apologies for not writing sooner but I had a little mishap last camp which has basically taken up all my time in the last two weeks. At the training camp on Sunday I broke my little finger. I was playing a game with the girls and simply dove for a touchdown. My finger landed on the ball awkwardly but there wasn’t much in it at all! Lucky I had some great physios looking after me in Georgia and Steve ‘The Goose King’ Cunningham as they got right onto it.Kristy was a very good friend and came with me to emergency and sat with me most of Sunday night. Wednesday then came and off I went to the specialist thinking nothing of it really, only to be shocked by the news that I needed surgery. So on Friday of last week I went and got three screws put in my little finger. I never would have thought a little finger could be such a punish!I must admit, I was gutted at first. Not because I ever thought I wouldn’t play, even with the bad timing of it all, that never once came into my mind. But I guess I was just so disappointed that it had to happen at all. In the end, it most definitely could have been worse and it is only a pinky! So basically now it’s rehab time and I’m very lucky to have a number of physios in our team who are all helping me out!Earlier tonight I picked up Quirky, Chez, Quincy and Jess from the airport. It was just so nice to see the girls and they all made me feel much better. We have had a lovely night at the Winchester household with Mum whipping up a beautiful pasta dish for us all and then we all just relaxed and watched the footy. Quirk Dog is being a good girl and has been hitting the books for her next exam which is Monday morning, exactly what she’ll feel like after a weekend of tippy tap. And the other youngsters have all gone off to bed in preparation for a big day tomorrow!Even though I am so disappointed that I won’t be able to run with the girls this camp, I am really looking forward to it. Last camp I felt was awesome. As a team we just got better and better and things are really starting to come together nicely for us.We’ve had Kez on the job, keeping us in line. Deano has us on the ball with all his little drills and skills and Micko Banks has us recovering in fashion with the up and go’s!Just a few little things to fix up but we are on track and after this weekend, most definitely ready to go!Hope everyone is well. Write soon. Sweet tippy tap dreams.Weezo xolast_img read more

10 months agoSuper agent Raiola on Napoli defender Koulibaly: A problem for all club owners and players

first_imgSuper agent Raiola on Napoli defender Koulibaly: A problem for all club owners and playersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSuper agent Mino Raiola fears for Italian football after the incidents around Inter Milan’s victory over Napoli on Boxing Day.Inter’s 1-0 win against Napoli was marred by four fans being stabbed outside San Siro, one dying from a collision with a van and Kalidou Koulibaly receiving racist abuse from Nerazzurri supporters.“Racism is ignorance by definition,” he told ANSA.“It’s difficult to talk to the ignorant, but we must always fight against them and be united together.“Having said that, where is the government, both the real one and the one in football? Where is the union? Where are the unity and solidarity between all the players and clubs?“This is a problem for all club owners and players. If Italy fails to defeat this cancer then it has no future in football.“Football is the mirror of society. It takes a unique objective, bravery, good ideas and b***s.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

22 days ago​Liverpool loanee Wilson settling in well at Bournemouth

first_img​Liverpool loanee Wilson settling in well at Bournemouthby Ansser Sadiq22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool loanee Harry Wilson has no problems settling into life at Bournemouth on loan.The talented winger has been an impressive edition to Eddie Howe’s squad, adding three Premier League goals to his name in six appearances this season.He believes everyone at the club has helped to make him feel welcome, which has aided his acclimatisation.”I feel I have settled in well. The club have been great with that,” he told reporters.”The coaching staff and the players have really helped.”When I first moved here, I was in the hotel and that was near the beach, so I had a good few walks down there which was good.”I’ve got to know the area, so I am enjoying it.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Mark Zuckerberg Doesnt Seem Very Sorry or Very Forgiven

first_imgMark Zuckerberg March 22, 2018 Zuckerberg, but notably not Sheryl Sandberg, has at last addressed the Cambridge Analytica scandal but failed to quell the furor. Senior Editor for Green Entrepreneur –shares Peter Page Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Seem Very Sorry or Very Forgiven Add to Queue Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesscenter_img Image credit: catwalker | Shutterstock Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Entrepreneur Staff 4 min read Register Now » After days of deafening silence over the Cambridge Analytica scandal that compromised the personal data of 50 million people, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued a lengthy post notable for containing no version of the words “sorry” or “apologize.”You won’t find those words in his lengthy New York Times Q&A, either, but in an interview with Recode Zuckerberg finally let slip the S-word.“I think we let the community down, and I feel really bad and I’m sorry about that,” he said.Related: The Co-Founder of Whatsapp, Which Is Owned by Facebook, Tweets ‘#deleteFacebook’Zuckerberg, but notably not yet Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, is finally addressing that latest and loudest development in the long-unfolding story of Facebook’s role in spreading inflammatory misinformation during the 2016 election. Much of what Zuckerberg has to say is about deflecting blame — in this specific incident back on to Cambridge Analytica for misappropriating data and allegedly lying about having destroyed it — and fending off demands that he testify before Congress, telling Recode he is “open to doing it” if he is the “right [person]” to do so.Congress seems confident he is.“This isn’t going to cut it,” David Cicilline, a Democratic U.S. representative from Rhode Island, said in a Facebook post responding to the CEO’s statement. “Mark Zuckerberg needs to testify before Congress.”Related: Read Mark Zuckerberg’s Full Statement on Facebook’s Data ScandalSimilar exasperation was voiced by lawmakers in both the U.K. and the EU which, unlike the U.S., both have strong data protections written into law, and neither Zuckerberg nor Facebook could be much comforted by media reaction to him finally speaking up. A searing Bloomberg article accused Facebook of “playing the victim’’ while Politico pointedly headlined “Zuckerberg and Sandberg lean out,’’ speculating the Cambridge Analytica scandal could put an end to the notion of either Zuckerberg or Sandberg running for president.Facebook, like the tech industry as a whole, has been lightly regulated for years in the U.S., but Zuckerberg, in perhaps his most newsworthy comment on the Cambridge Analytica fallout, said he is not uniformly opposed to regulation. “I’m actually not sure we shouldn’t be regulated,” he told CNN. “I think the question more is what is the right regulation rather than should we be regulated.”Related: Facebook’s Brand Is Becoming the Uber of Social Media, and That’s Not a Good ThingLargely overshadowed by Zuckerberg’s whirlwind semi-apology tour was the overwhelming passage in the Senate of a bill to hold websites, such as the notorious Backpages.com, liable for promoting sex trafficking. The legislation had been fought by the internet trade groups on the grounds of it peeling back the “safe harbor’’ provision of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, which Backpages used successfully to avoid prosecution.Paul Gallant, an analyst at Cowen, told The New York Times the legislation is “cracking the door open to broader platform liability for other types of content. Today it’s sex trafficking and down the road, it’s content from foreign governments.”Whatever comes next, it seems the fallout from the 2016 election includes a fall from grace for Facebook, the behemoth of social media. In a searing article on Vox bluntly titled “The Case Against Facebook,” writer Matthew Yglesias compares Facebook to alcohol and cigarettes for the harm its product does, adding that Facebook’s “core function makes people lonely and sad.’’“The good news,” he wrote, “is that the executives have already made a lot of money and the workers have valuable, in-demand job skills. You could shut the whole thing down tomorrow and everyone would be fine.” Next Article last_img read more

The Secret Life of an Events Optimiser

first_imgUntil now, events have been notoriously tricky to measure and until recently, marketers didn’t have the ability to track their event program from end to end. But this is all changing due to the advancement of technology and data, the growing investment in in-person experiences, and a new class of elite event marketers called ‘Event Optimisers.’A global study, carried out by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services and sponsored by Splash, surveyed over 700 enterprise leaders and found that only 23 percent of respondents can truly measure event ROI. Data from the study showed that this top-performing group of respondents, known as ‘Event Optimisers’ all shared six commonalities. With these commonalities companies are able to optimize, iterate, and measure events to their maximum ROI potential.Read More: Navigating GDPR: Preparing for What’s to ComeSo what exactly are Event Optimisers able to do, compared to regular events marketers?They Can Measure Event ROIPossibly the most important factor for any business taking part in event marketing, is being able to prove the generation of ROI. In addition to tracking top line metrics like number of visitors or cost per visitor, Event Optimisers are also measuring bottom line metrics like sales pipeline, new business generated by prospective customers, and actual generated revenue. U.S cloud computing company, Salesforce, is a good example of an Event Optimiser that tracks number of attendees and also leverages its own CRM products and third-party marketing event software to dig deeper.The Shift in Focus from Sponsored to Hosted EventsSponsored events still remain a big part of an Event Optimisers strategy with 85 percent of businesses prioritizing them. They know how to align their sponsored events with specific business objectives and are choosing them when driving new leads or capitalizing on a key industry event. However, with 93 percent of businesses prioritizing hosted events, the shift in focus is imperative for event optimisers that look to seek full control of the customer experience.By hosting your own events, you are more likely to accomplish your specific intention and maximize ROI. Event Optimisers have perfected their event strategies and will invest even more, with 4 in 10 survey respondents planning to spend more on hosting events next year.They Are Investing MoreIt’s no surprise that the fastest-growing companies; those who have grown 30 percent or more in revenue in the last two years, are investing the most in events. Event Optimisers not only spend more on events, but also hire dedicated event staff. Over a quarter of respondents said they have 11 or more full-time event planning and management employees, whilst a third said they spend between 21 percent and 50 percent of their marketing budget and events.They diversify event types & align goalsEvent Optimisers aren’t just banking on one type of event. They are utilizing different events at different stages of the sales funnel because they know the different outcomes they can expect from each event type.Read More: How Can AI Boost Your Email Personalization Performance?They Adopt End-To-End Event TechnologyTechnology is helping event optimisers track and measure, improve registration and attendance, and increase productivity. Not only that, it can provide a better attendee experience and ensure better planning and execution in line with company goals. The best tech adopters are better at measuring ROI and 90 percent consider themselves “well-positioned for future success” compared to only 65 percent to non-adopters.They Leverage Powerful Event DataCapturing high-quality data from every touchpoint gives Event Optimisers the ability the continually optimize for better event outcomes by unlocking insights on events attendees preferences. This can enable personalized event experiences, relevant post-event communications and support future marketing efforts.By integrating event technology with CRM software, businesses can gain easy access to the data needed to generate actionable intel, including real-time event insights at every stage of the event lifecycle.The secret life of an Events Optimiser is certainly an exciting one. This group are exceeding business goals and capturing critical market share from connecting their events to actual revenue. For businesses wanting to adopt a more Events Optimiser model, these practices will push their events marketing strategy into an elite league.Read More: Key Social Media Monetization Tactics for Mobile-First Gaming Brands crmEvent DataEvent TechnologyEvents OptimiserSalesforceSplash Previous ArticleTechBytes with Vinayak Nair, VP Research Ops and Custom Analytics at Verto AnalyticsNext ArticlePipeliner Launches Automation Add-on Suite The Secret Life of an Events Optimiser Ben HindmanMay 29, 2019, 3:30 pmMay 28, 2019 last_img read more

MarTech Interview with Khris Thayer CEO and Founder at OPTIZMO

first_img Khris has 15+ Years of Dynamic Leadership in both Entrepreneurial and Corporate Environments. He is always interested in Start-Up Concepts, Critical Thinking, and Strategic Sales/Development Planning.Specialties: Contract Negotiation, Sales Management, Sales Training, Team Building, Product Planning & Development, Branding, and overall process improvement. MarTech Interview Series About OPTIZMO MarTech Interview with Khris Thayer, CEO and Founder at OPTIZMO Sudipto GhoshJune 6, 2019, 2:32 pmJune 6, 2019 OPTIZMO Technologies is an innovative software company that provides robust, enterprise class solutions in the Fortune 500 arena. With a talented research and development team as well as International Product Development and Deployment resources, OPTIZMO delivers state-of-the-art email compliance solutions for Advertisers, Networks, and Mailers. “It is my sincere belief that email will continue to grow, regardless of emerging digital channels.”center_img The MTS Martech Interview Series is a fun Q&A style chat which we really enjoy doing with martech leaders. With inspiration from Lifehacker’s How I work interviews, the MarTech Series Interviews follows a two part format On Marketing Technology, and This Is How I Work. The format was chosen because when we decided to start an interview series with the biggest and brightest minds in martech – we wanted to get insight into two areas … one – their ideas on marketing tech and two – insights into the philosophy and methods that make these leaders tick. Tell us about your role at OPTIZMO and how you got here. What inspired you to start the company?I am the CEO and Co-Founder of OPTIZMO. I founded the company with my partner and CTO, Grant Fern, in early 2009, so we are celebrating 10 years of momentum this year. OPTIZMO was inspired by a need in our industry for Email Compliance, Suppression File and Data management platform that went above and beyond the utilitarian nature of compliance and information security. The industry needed a platform that would not only automate many of the compliance functions necessary to utilize email as a Commercial Marketing medium but also provided insights into email campaign performance and channel partner activity.By creating a paradigm shift in how Email Compliance was managed under the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act of 2003, OPTIZMO has successfully become the ‘best of breed’ Email Compliance solution available, serving over 400 of the most recognizable Brands, Ad Agencies, Performance Networks, and Affiliate Marketers.Given the changing dynamics of the marketing technology landscape, where do you see OPTIZMO fitting in a CMO’s stack?If a company actively engages in Email Marketing or is evaluating a Comprehensive Email Program, then OPTIZMO plays an integral role in both the infrastructure and brand protection needed to mitigate risk. OPTIZMO is a web-based SaaS application used by digital marketers to ensure that third-party Email Affiliates and Channel Partners are interacting with the Advertiser’s consumer data, existing customer base and consumers who have unsubscribed or opted-out, in a way that protects all parties involved.Our platform ensures that the Brand Advertiser, the Consumer, and the Mailing Partner have a secure and centralized repository for data handling that provides the necessary automation, checks, and balances to ensure that brands and their partners do not expose themselves to potential liability with the Federal Trade Commission for non-compliant email activity.What does your ‘Ideal Customer’ Profile look like?OPTIZMO’s ideal customer is any company that sends commercial email and we service all customers from small or medium-sized brands to Fortune 500 companies in a variety of business verticals. Insurance Companies, Financial Companies, Full Service Advertising Agencies, Affiliate Networks, Lead Generation Companies, Consumer Products, Dating Websites, etc. are only a few of the verticals that we serve. OPTIZMO’s customer and user base consist of many globally recognized household name brands as well as products and services that are new-to-market.What data-points do you work on to make OPTIZMO’s solutions more competitive for optimized enterprise-level results? There are several data points we use in the context of Competitive Analysis for solutions, however, to list them all would probably be an article in and of itself. Ultimately, OPTIZMO strives to maintain our position as the fastest, most reliable, most secure service of its kind, which is also the most committed to Customer Service and the end-user experience within the Email Marketing and Ad Tech arena.  We ensure that our pricing always remains competitive and that our technology is consistently pushing the boundaries of what is technologically possible and financially feasible concerning Data Management, Database Architecture, Infrastructure, and Data Transport facilities. We deliver security standards that meet or exceed even the most stringent security risk assessments for data handling. We manage both churn and scale to ensure that long-term customers retain the level of service that they have become accustomed to, while the company continues to bring on new customers and grow the overall customer base.How is the global market for Email Compliance solutions shaping up with the evolution of global data privacy regulations?Email Compliance and Suppression List Management are paramount in today’s global market. Regulatory compliance laws such as the U.S. CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 and the GDPR require that consumer opt-out requests are honored and companies that do business in the EU markets are required to honor a consumer’s right to be forgotten. The only way to efficiently do this is through a secure and reliable Suppression File Management solution.  The caveat is that many third-party solution providers and in-house solution teams are unaware of how challenging these processes are and they are typically naive to the degree in which infrastructure and information security come into play. While we have seen many companies attempt to deliver solutions to service these needs, we have observed most of them vastly underestimate what a comprehensive Email Compliance solution entails from solution and development, all the way through to customer fulfillment. In short, there is a growing global demand, but a general lack of knowledge and experience relevant to this specific niche.What is the outlook for Email Marketing in 2019 and beyond, as new digital channels continue to emerge?  It is my sincere belief that email will continue to grow, regardless of emerging digital channels. While these emerging technologies provide alternative mediums for marketing consumption, there is still one common denominator that they all share – Email. To simply sign up for these emerging platforms, they require an email address. To fulfill a transaction, an email address is required. That all said, it is an exciting time in the Marketing Automation and Technology space, with an abundance of forward-thinking solutions to help companies take advantage of and implement a well-rounded, comprehensive marketing strategy. Whether it is an overlay on social, a CRM add-on, or an ESP integration, email is still the most affordable, measurable, and reliable messaging medium to foster tangible results and Customer Engagement.What seems to be happening now and what we believe will continue to happen, based on our observation, is that companies that were previously negative about Email Marketing due to ‘perceived risk’, are now adopting email as a preferred method of communication with prospects and existing customers. Department heads of Marketing, Legal, Compliance, and InfoSec within these organizations are now more savvy to both the risks and rewards of the email channel and therefore, continue to increase the marketing budget towards more compliance and automation-centric resources to manage these efforts.What startups are you watching keenly right now?MentionMe, BounceX, Influential, and Segment are some cool, innovative start-ups that I have been keeping an eye on, personally. With the rapid growth of Influencer Marketing channels, seeing a massive uptick last year (2018), and more Data Attribution sources than ever before, I believe we will see a growth trend in SaaS applications to facilitate the Data Segmentation and Attribution needs of influence marketers.What Marketing and Sales automation tools and technologies do you use?Like many growing companies, we leverage a variety of Marketing, Sales, and Operational tools and technology, to help us drive performance and efficiency. Just a few of the specific tools we use include Salesforce, Pardot, Slack, Confluence, Meltwater, Asana, and Weekdone.How are you preparing for the post-GDPR disruptions? OPTIZMO is GDPR compliant, however, we have seen little to no disruption, apart from the confusion and fear that any legislative change brings on for companies doing business on a global scale. We invested heavily with our legal teams to gain the best understanding that we could of the law and where we fall within its constraints. Honestly, I believe the dust will settle and the GDPR ‘disruptions’, so-to-speak, will work themselves out as lawmakers amend and revise the legislation to be more clear and concise in regards to what exactly they are trying to accomplish versus the alarmist, albeit unintentional and short-sighted, method in which this legislation was initially rolled-out. I do not envy the regulatory and governing bodies, that’s for sure!How do you prepare for an AI-centric world as a Business Leader?Intelligent Implementation, knowing that the words: Intelligent and Artificial, rarely belong in the same sentence. Do not use AI to replace what your customers expect from YOU. AI creates some significant opportunities for increased efficiency through automation, however, AI will never be better than a direct and personal; person-to-person, business-to-person, or business-to-business relationships. As a Business Leader, I believe that AI should be used in areas of your business that tangibly improve the customer experience. If a tangible improvement is not easily quantifiable for the customer, then I believe the use of AI for that specific application is short-sighted.How do you inspire your people to work with technology?By hiring intelligent and competent people who are already inspired by technology and the benefits that the technology provides. Technology, in and of itself, is inspiring. Every time we buy a new cell phone, laptop, or find a great media streaming service, we, as a society, get excited. It is hard-wired in us at this day and age. The best way I know to inspire my people to work with technology is by showing them what the technology can do for us as a team and to foster the creativity of ideas through our solutions and technological advancements.One word that best describes how you work.QuicklyWhat apps/software/tools can’t you live without? Google Mail, My Calendar, Facetime, and Redbull.What’s your smartest work-related shortcut or productivity hack?Frequent, but short breaks keep me productive and remaining humble while delegating tasks helps me to spend my time, and that of my team, where it is most efficient, regardless of how unglamorous the task that I assign myself maybe. Many people get caught up in ‘doing what they WANT to be doing within the role and self-perception that they see themselves in’ instead of doing what NEEDS to be done, regardless of role, title, or self-perception.What are you currently reading? ‘Think Big, Act Small’ by Jason Jennings. I tend to read a lot of self-help books and articles relative to relationship building, leadership, and management. I think the human psyche as it relates to business and crosses over into personal dynamics is fascinating. Through observation, I have watched others (and myself) evolve. Some for the better, some remain stagnant, some for the worse and I like to contextually understand why and what motivates or demoralizes certain individuals. Most of my reading is online, but I will usually be reading at least one or two paper books slowly, over time.What’s the best advice you ever received? Never trade what you want the most for what you want right now and always treat others as you would like to be treated.Something you do better than others – the secret of your success?I try to take every action decisively and strategically. I try to work smarter, not harder. I surround myself with people whose strengths outweigh my weaknesses. I think, work, and read when most people sleep.Thank you, Khris! That was fun and hope to see you back on MarTech Series soon. About KhrisAbout OPTIZMOAbout Khris AIGDPRInfluencer marketinginterviewsKhris ThayerMarTech InterviewOPTIZMO Previous ArticleDivvy Expands Offering by Launching Business Travel Platform Powered by TripActionsNext ArticleTechBytes with Jason Maynard, SVP of Global Field Operations, Oracle NetSuitelast_img read more

Retia Medical Introduces World Renowned Clinical Advisory Board

first_img Roger Mecca, M.D. – Dr. Mecca is a Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at University of California, Irvine, and has extensive expertise in critical care medicine, physiology, and perioperative care. He previously served as Vice President, Medical Affairs at Covidien Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions. Retia Medical’s lead product, the Argos Cardiac Output Monitor, is highly accurate, easy-to-use and cost-effective.It is equipped with the company’s proprietary Multi-Beat Analysis™ (MBA™) Algorithm, which guarantees superior CO monitoring performance, quality, reliability, and compatibility for enhanced hemodynamic management. Attendees at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 can see a demonstration of the Argos Monitor and meet the company’s management at booth #1139.​About the Argos Cardiac Output MonitorRetia Medical designed the Argos Cardiac Output (CO) Monitor to provide members of the Critical Care team in the operating room and intensive care unit with a more accurate, intuitive and affordable hemodynamic monitor that supports confident, data-based patient care decision making.Equipped with Retia’s proprietary MBA™ algorithm, which uses advanced signal processing to improve the model of circulation and enables accurate tracking of both fluid and pressor resuscitation, the Argos Monitor seamlessly combines accuracy, ease of use, EMR connectivity and cost-effectiveness. The members of the Retia Medical Clinical Advisory Board are: The members of our Clinical Advisory Board have already made substantive contributions to the development of the Argos Monitor and we look forward to working with them as we continue to develop novel algorithms that improve the accuracy of hemodynamic monitoring technologies.”​Marc Zemel, CEO and Founder, Retia Medical Timothy E. Miller, M.D., CHB, FRCA – Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Chief of the Division of General, Vascular and Transplant Anesthesia, and Director of the Perioperative Medicine Fellowship at Duke University Hospital. Related StoriesBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairHis clinical and research interests are Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine, with particular interests in fluid management, and perioperative optimization of high-risk non-cardiac surgery.Dr. Miller is an associate editor for Anesthesiology and Analgesia and Perioperative Medicine, a board member of the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI), and a founding member and President-Elect of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery. Retia Medical was founded to address a real unmet clinical need for accurate and affordable hemodynamic data, and insights from the clinicians who use these monitors are critical components of our approach to innovation.”Marc Zemel, CEO and Founder, Retia Medical Michael O’Connor, M.D. – Dr. O’Connor is an anesthesiologist intensivist at the University of Chicago.  He is the section head of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Anesthesia and the Director of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center.center_img Source:www.retiamedical.com. Oct 12 2018Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Retia Medical, LLC, a medical device company focused on transforming the practice of critical care by making accurate hemodynamic data available and affordable for use at every bed, today announced that it established a Clinical Advisory Board comprising experts in the fields of anesthesiology and critical care medicine.The Clinical Advisory Board will provide insights into the design of clinical trials for the company’s lead product, the Retia Argos Cardiac Output Monitor, development of additional algorithms to improve hemodynamic monitoring and support peer-to-peer educational initiatives that increase patient access to potentially life-saving hemodynamic monitoring technologies.The company also announced that it will preview the Argos Monitor at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiology, which is taking place in San Francisco, October 13 -17. Benjamin A Kohl, M.D., FCCM – Dr. Kohl is Chief of Critical Care Services at Jefferson Northeast and Vice Chairman of Critical Care and Chief, Division of Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is Chair of the Acute Care Medicine Committee at Aria-Jefferson Hospital and is a member of multiple committees at Aria-Jefferson Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kohl currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiology and as a reviewer for Critical Care Medicine and Chest. He was the 2009 – 2012 recipient of the Presidential Citation Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine. His practice in the intensive care unit (ICU) has included the Burn ICU, Surgical ICU, Medical ICU, and Cardiothoracic ICU. He has a longstanding interest in the physiology of the circulation and the evaluation of unstable patients. He has a wide range of clinical research interests that have spanned both the operating room and the ICU. Before that, he was Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology and Executive Director of Surgical Services at Danbury Health Systems. Dr. Mecca received his M.D. from New York Medical College and completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in critical care at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as Retia Medical’s Consultative Medical Officer.last_img read more

Vero Hot Instagram alternative but will it stick around

The Vero app, center, is displayed on an iPhone in New York, Thursday, March 1, 2018. Instagram users fed up with ads, with the end of chronologically displayed posts and the lack of granular privacy controls are flocking to Vero app. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Instagram users fed up the service becoming more and more like Facebook are flocking to a hot new app called Vero. Though Vero has been around since 2015, it surged to popularity in recent days, thanks in part to sudden, word-of-mouth interest from online groups and a frustration with the flood of ads, lack of privacy options and the recent end to the chronological ordering of posts in Instagram.But hot new apps pop up and fizzle by the dozen, so it’s hard to tell if the latest fad is here to stay. There’s already rumbling frustration among users, who complain that the app is buggy and slow and who question its founder’s past. Citation: Vero: Hot Instagram alternative – but will it stick around? (2018, March 2) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-vero-hot-instagram-alternative-.html Explore further Instagram says it will show posts in order of ‘relevance’ This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more