Daily Archives: January 8, 2019

HR Thought Leader Josh Bersin Joins Virgin Pulse CEO Advisory Board

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Virgin Pulse, the largest global employee health and wellbeing company, today announced that renowned HR technology analyst and influencer Josh Bersin, has joined Virgin Pulse’s CEO Advisory Board.

In this capacity, Bersin will collaborate with Virgin Pulse CEO, David Osborne, and senior Virgin Pulse leaders to expand awareness of the critical role employee health and wellbeing plays in driving employee engagement, productivity and business performance. He will also advise the company on messaging, positioning and product strategy to ensure alignment with the strategic needs of global CHROs and business leaders.

Bersin is a globally renowned research and technology analyst, public speaker and writer covering all aspects of corporate human resources. The founder of Bersin™ by Deloitte, a leading provider of research-based membership programs in HR, his expertise spans talent management, recruiting, leadership, technology, employee engagement and the intersection between work and life. Bersin is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences and a regular contributor to HR Executive, CLO, and Forbes.com.

“We are thrilled to welcome Josh Bersin to the Virgin Pulse CEO Advisory Board,” said David Osborne, CEO of Virgin Pulse. “A prolific HR analyst, researcher and writer, Josh is widely respected by CHROs around the world. He brings deep expertise and a forward looking-perspective on HR that will help ensure our solutions are aligned with the goals and priorities of HR leaders. Working with Josh, we will continue to shift the employee wellbeing conversation from one that has focused on episodic interventions and cost-containment, to one that is increasingly focused on the benefits of healthy workplace cultures, daily engagement and employee happiness, all of which drive business results.”

“I am honored to be working with the Virgin Pulse executive team. Employee health and wellbeing are topping HR priority lists across the globe. Employees are feeling stressed, digitally overwhelmed, working more hours than ever before and sleeping less. At the same time, they are becoming more vocal about their health and wellbeing needs and are seeking solutions and support from their workplaces to help them manage these issues,” said Bersin. “This is a wonderful mission for HR departments to champion. I look forward to helping HR leaders navigate this market and unlock the business value of employee health and wellbeing.”

As a featured speaker at Virgin Pulse’s Thrive Summit conference this May in New Orleans, Bersin will share real-world examples of how investments in employee wellbeing are delivering value beyond physical health and driving stronger employee engagement, retention and performance across global workforces.

About Virgin Pulse
Virgin Pulse is the world’s largest, most comprehensive digital health, wellbeing and engagement company. Focused on driving personalized behavior change and results for individuals and organizations around the world, the company delivers the industry’s only fully integrated digital platform, with benefits navigation and live coaching to support global clients and members across the entire health, wellbeing and benefits lifecycle—from screening and assessment to activation, behavior change and the adoption of sustainable healthy habits. By helping employees thrive at work and in all aspects of life, Virgin Pulse helps change lives and businesses for good, across more than 190 countries. Over 3,300 organizations around the world, representing many of the Fortune 500 and Best Places to Work, rely on Virgin Pulse solutions to engage their workforces and drive their businesses forward. To learn more, visit Virgin Pulse and follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Media Contacts

Wendy Werve
Wendy.werve@virginpulse.com
703 622 3605

For Josh Bersin:
Linda K. Galloway
lgalloway@insidhr.com
303 863 8620

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DoubleVerify Partners with MoPub to Combat Mobile Ad Fraud

Partnership extends DV fraud coverage across MoPub’s mobile app exchange

NEW YORK, Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DoubleVerify (“DV”), the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software and analytics, today announced a partnership with MoPub, a leading provider of monetization solutions for mobile app publishers and developers around the globe. As part of the partnership, DoubleVerify will provide fraud detection and reporting for mobile app campaigns across MoPub’s exchange – extending quality coverage for global advertisers and enabling MoPub to continuously refine the quality of its mobile ad inventory.

“DV’s partnership with MoPub reflects our commitment to provide consistent, comprehensive quality coverage for global brand advertisers,” said Matt McLaughlin, COO at DoubleVerify. “With ad spend increasingly concentrated in mobile, it’s imperative that brands have clarity into the quality of mobile app inventory. We are proud of our partnership with MoPub, which expands the footprint of our fraud prevention capabilities and further distinguishes DV as the leader for mobile app verification.”

As part of its industry-leading mobile app fraud solution, DoubleVerify identifies and screens the most significant types of in-app fraud, including background ad activity, hidden ads, app misrepresentation (spoofing) and measurement manipulation. In March 2017, DV received Media Rating Council (MRC) accreditation for its technology to detect and block sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) for mobile app video and display advertising.

“Traffic quality is a top priority for MoPub and our clients, since invalid traffic (IVT) is an industry-wide concern,” said Boris Logvinskiy, MoPub’s Head of Product. “Partnerships are crucial to the effort.  We believe that MRC-accredited vendors like DoubleVerify offer the expertise, technology, data integrity and service needed to help us maintain a clean exchange for the trillions of ad requests we facilitate.”

For more information about DoubleVerify’s mobile app capabilities, contact sales@doubleverify.com.

About DoubleVerify

DoubleVerify is the leading independent provider of marketing measurement software, data and analytics that authenticates the quality and effectiveness of digital media for the world’s largest brands and media platforms. DV provides media transparency and accountability to deliver the highest level of impression quality for maximum advertising performance. Since 2008, DV has helped hundreds of Fortune 500 companies gain the most from their media spend by delivering best in class solutions across the digital ecosystem, helping to build a better industry. Learn more at doubleverify.com.

About MoPub

MoPub, a Twitter company, provides monetization solutions for mobile app publishers and developers around the globe. Our flexible network mediation solution, leading mobile programmatic exchange, and years of expertise in mobile app advertising mean publishers trust us to help them maximize their ad revenue and control their user experience. MoPub Marketplace, our in-app exchange, enables DSPs and marketers to reach their audience through a powerful interface, strict supply quality and viewability measurement, and a transparent bidding experience. MoPub’s world-class service brings strategic business insights and data-driven expertise to meet the evolving needs of publishers and buyers.

PR Contact:
Chris Harihar of Crenshaw Communications, on behalf of DoubleVerify
chris@crenshawcomm.com
212.367.9748

Quantenna’s Spartan Architecture Brings High-Capacity Mesh Wi-Fi to TIME’s Malaysian Customers

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Quantenna Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ : QTNA) announced today that Quantenna’s QV860 chipset is powering TIME dotCom’s latest dual-band dual concurrent mesh extender, the WiFi Booster.

Based on the AirTies Air 4830, the WiFi Booster leverages the high-performance capabilities of Spartan architecture to bring extended coverage, increased capacity and faster speeds to all Wi-Fi devices throughout the home. Additional features include auto-configuration, network mapping, Wi-Fi channel selection, client roaming management, band steering and video support.

The WiFi Booster dynamically establishes the best link between the data source (typically from the Internet to the operator’s gateway) and each client device. It intelligently analyzes real-time home network conditions and directs consumer devices such as laptops and tablets to the best available channel and band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) for enhanced performance. Consequently, this solution provides an optimized Wi-Fi network and top speed for dual-band services.

“We are excited about this collaboration and the continued momentum of our geographical expansion plans,” said David Carroll, senior vice president of worldwide sales, Quantenna. “Leveraging our Spartan architecture, TIME is providing its customers with a super-fast broadband connection and whole-home coverage.”

“Our objective is to provide the best possible home broadband experience for our users, including Wi-Fi,” said Angelia Ooi, head of product, marketing and experience at TIME dotCom. “This requires innovative devices and we’re pleased that Quantenna’s technology allows us to help our users optimize their experience.”

About Quantenna Communications
Quantenna (NASDAQ: QTNA) is the global leader and innovator of high-performance Wi-Fi solutions. Founded in 2006, Quantenna has demonstrated its leadership in Wi-Fi technologies with many industry firsts. Quantenna continues to innovate with the mission to perfect Wi-Fi by establishing benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability. Quantenna takes a multidimensional approach, from silicon and system to software, and provides total Wi-Fi solutions. For more information, visit www.quantenna.com.

Media Contact
Sally Chan
+1 669 209 5659
pr@quantenna.com

About TIME dotCom
TIME is a telecommunications provider that delivers domestic and global connectivity, data centre and managed services to customers across ASEAN. Powering TIME’s businesses are its fibre optic network assets that span Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – countries in which it has an established operational presence. TIME’s network extends beyond the region via its stakes in Unity, Faster, Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) and Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) subsea cable systems that cover two-thirds of the globe. TIME is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. Visit www.time.com.my for more information.

Media Contact

Karin Chan
Email: karin.chan@time.com.my

Infovista names José Duarte as Chief Executive Officer

Newly appointed CEO to strengthen position for next stage of growth and scale

PARIS and ASHBURN, Va., Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Infovista, the leader in modern network performance, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed José Duarte as Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Current CEO Philippe Ozanian will assume the role of Senior Advisor.

“This is the perfect time for José Duarte to become Infovista’s next CEO. We’ve selected a very strong leader at a pivotal time when Infovista is positioned for accelerated growth in the SD-WAN and 5G spaces,” said Gilles Rigal, Infovista Chairman and Partner at Apax Partners. “José is unique in his ability to transform teams into an engine of growth and realize maximum potential.”

Duarte has served as an active non-executive director at Infovista since October 2016. He brings deep expertise in managing businesses at scale, growing and transforming operations and demonstrable strategic thinking to his role as CEO.

He has an extensive background leading publicly listed and privately held, high-growth global technology companies. Previously, he was CEO of Infinitas Learning, CEO of Unit4 and served at SAP for 20 years. He was the founder of SAP Portugal and evolved through the ranks, having served as President Global Services and Corporate Officer, President EMEA and India and President Latin America. Duarte has also developed extensive experience as a non-executive director, primarily in private equity backed companies. He currently holds non-executive director positions in ProAlpha and Gelato.

“It’s a great time to be joining Infovista,” said Duarte. “The opportunity that lies ahead to capitalize on the fast-growing demand for SD-WAN and 5G solutions and further grow in key sectors worldwide is immense. The ability to lead this next phase of growth is both exhilarating and humbling.”

Infovista also announced that Philippe Ozanian, currently CEO, will assume the role of Senior Advisor to the CEO. He will devote his time to supporting Duarte and ensuring business continuity during this transition. Ozanian has served as CEO of Infovista since 2008.

“With José taking over the role of CEO, with the advisory support of Philippe, the board is very confident Infovista has the leadership to drive its success for the next chapter,” added Rigal.

For more information on Infovista, visit https://www.infovista.com.

About Infovista
Infovista, the leader in modern network performance, provides complete visibility and unprecedented control over modern networks and their applications. Infovista delivers brilliant user experiences and maximum value for networks and applications. At the core of its approach are data and analytics, to give service providers and enterprises real-time insights to make critical business decisions. Infovista offers a comprehensive line of solutions from the radio network to enterprise to device throughout the lifecycle of a network. No other solutions provider has this totality of vision. More than 1,500 enterprises and service providers around the world—including 250 of the world’s top mobile network operators—rely on Infovista. Know Your Network with Infovista.

Press Contact
Infovista
Henry Chalian
+1.703.707.1742
Henry.chalian@infovista.com

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