Vista announces a record first quarter 2023 and execution of strategic milestones


Record Q1 2023

  • Over 50% year-on-year growth in annual Program subscription hours sold demonstrating continued demand for VistaJet’s market-leading product.
  • Successfully executed on its refinancing strategy for the year with a new $500m 5-year Senior Unsecured bond — two times oversubscribed.
  • Positive views of Vista’s financial status reinforced by all credit rating agencies.
  • Fleet refurbishment on track with now over 200 aircraft in Members’ fleet inclusive of Vista interior silver and red standards.

Dubai, May 15, 2023Vista Global Holding (Vista), the world’s leading global private aviation group, provides an update on Q1 2023, with high double-digit growth and strong sales momentum in 2022 continuing to prevail through 2023.

The Group has delivered a record first quarter, with high double-digit revenue growth, continued EBITDA margin expansions and continued strong growth momentum for Vista’s subscription solutions and services. Record results are underpinned by Program sales, with approximately 9,000 gross annual hours sold in the quarter, up 55% year-on-year. Growth was led by the U.S. following significant investment made, and Program annual hours sold in the quarter doubled relative to the same quarter last year. Strong growth was also witnessed in the Middle East which was up nearly 50% year-on-year, and was the second strongest region for new clients in the quarter. Globally over 50% of hours sold in Q1 2023 were to existing clients, particularly in Europe and Asia, demonstrating the strength and proven endurance of this product.

The growth is sustained by the added capabilities from its 2022 acquisition strategy, which includes full Vista aircraft and service upgrades to harmonize its premium brand positioning across the world. Year to date, now over 200 aircraft are inclusive of silver and red interior standards and VistaJet products. With fleet expansion and upgrades, Vista achieved record revenue with another quarter of double-digit growth and further EBITDA margin expansion.

On May 1, 2023, the Group successfully executed on its refinancing strategy for the year with a new $500m 5-year Senior Unsecured bond. The two times oversubscribed offer attracted overwhelming interest from leading institutional investors and pension funds. This solidifies the positive views from all of Vista groups’ credit ratings agencies, including S&P, Fitch and Moody’s, which affirmed or upgraded their positions following the Group’s 2022 financial audit released in April.

Thomas Flohr, Vista’s Founder and Chairman said: As a Group we have delivered a very strong Q1 performance and continued to build on the great momentum of 2022. Across all markets we continue to see unprecedented levels of demand from existing and new Members, with many more hours being sold to existing Members as well as a large number of new clients asking to join Vista, reflecting the enduring demand of the subscription model across our customer base.

Our Members recognize that we provide the best value and end-to-end experience in the industry. Our asset freetechnology-driven solutions meet the need of every private aviation user, and we are fully committed to innovating and advancing our flying solutions across every corner of the globe. Today, we offer more aircraft with our iconic silver and red quality than ever before, and I am pleased with the progress we have made on integrating now one year on.

Vista has a proven 19-year track record of growth and a prudent financial policy which has enabled the Group to build our global infrastructure to support all our valued Members around the world.

Notes to Editors
Statements in this release are based solely upon information available as of the date of this release, are not a comprehensive statement of the Group’s financial results or positions as of or for the Q1 2023, and have not been audited, reviewed, or compiled by an independent registered accounting firm. Thus, the financial information in this release is preliminary, unaudited and subject to revision upon completion of the Group’s closing and audit processes. The Group assumes no obligation to update any information contained herein, save for any information required to be disclosed by law.

About Vista
Vista Global Holding’s (Vista) subsidiaries provide worldwide business flight services. A global group headquartered at the DIFC in Dubai, Vista integrates a unique portfolio of companies offering asset free services to cover all key aspects of business aviation: guaranteed and on demand global flight coverage; subscription and membership solutions; trading and management services; and cutting-edge mobility technology. The Group’s mission is to lead the change to provide clients with the most advanced flying services at the very best value, anytime, anywhere around the world. Vista’s knowledge and understanding of all facets of the industry deliver the best end-to-end offering and technology to all business aviation clients, through its VistaJet and XO branded services and duly licensed carriers. Vista is not a direct air carrier and does not operate or charter flights.
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Vista Global Holding Limited (“Vista”) does not own or operate any aircraft. All flights are performed by FAA-licensed/DOT-registered EASA or U.S. certified Vista group direct air carriers and/or partner operators. Vista holds non-controlling minority stakes in XOJET Aviation, GMJ Air Shuttle, JetSelect, Western Air Charter, Red Wing Aviation and Talon Air.


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Philips Foundation 2022 Annual Report: partnering to provide healthcare access to over 26 million people in underserved communities

May 15, 2023

  • Across East Africa, India and Latin America, Philips Foundation’s social impact investment vehicle supported eight health technology enterprises
  • Through its Knowledge Hub, Philips Foundation shares expertise and insights on delivering improved healthcare services to remote and resource-limited settings
  • In close collaboration with Philips, Philips Foundation and its partners continue to support the people of Ukraine affected by the war

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Philips Foundation, with its mission to provide access to quality healthcare for 100 million people a year by 2030, today announced the publication of its 2022 Annual Report. Philips Foundation and its partners provided quality healthcare access to over 26 million people in underserved communities in 2022.

The consolidated report of Philips Foundation and its social impact investment vehicle, Philips Foundation Impact Investments B.V., highlights 21 ongoing and new projects in partnership with NGOs, government entities, universities and social enterprises. In 2022, 18 new initiatives were managed, deploying Philips’ expertise in healthcare technology, including initiatives supporting the people of Ukraine.

“Our work to enable long-term, sustainable system change in healthcare provision for underserved communities, as well as providing support in crisis situations, has never been more relevant,” said Ronald de Jong, Chairman of the Philips Foundation. “The efforts of Philips Foundation and Philips Foundation Impact Investments B.V., together with our partners, have helped provide 26.6 million people with access to healthcare, an increase of 50% compared to 2021.”

Philips Foundation employs technology-driven solutions, empowers local healthcare workers, and endorses healthcare delivery models that demonstrate scalability, financial sustainability, and affordability. The foundation contributes to good health for all, by addressing the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases; improving mother and child care; and accelerating access to acute and emergency care through timely medical support, as well as disaster relief in times of crisis. Examples include:

  • Addressing the rise of NCDs  With more than 75% of the world’s NCD-related fatalities occurring in low-and-middle-income countries [1], their impact in these regions is immense. With a strong focus on cardiovascular disease, in partnership with Heart Healers International, Philips Foundation helped screen more than 100,000 children in Uganda for rheumatic heart disease, a condition that is easily treated and diagnosed but can lead to death in underserved young populations if not detected and addressed in a timely manner [2].
  • Improving mother and child care – 94% of all maternal deaths occur in low- and lower-middle-income countries [3]. In 2022, Philips Foundation embarked on a partnership with RAD-AID to promote access to diagnostic ultrasound services, aiming to provide essential prenatal care to pregnant women in ten countries on three continents.
  • Accelerating effective acute and emergency care – Ensuring timely care for acutely ill and injured patients is considered one of the health interventions that can significantly reduce mortality rates and lower healthcare costs in low- and middle-income countries [4]. In Colombia, Philips Foundation joined forces with Global Neuro to develop scalable training models for diagnosing and monitoring traumatic brain injuries, which are among the primary causes of death in Latin America [5].

Philips Foundation Impact Investments B.V.
Set up in late 2021, Philips Foundation’s social impact investment vehicle, Philips Foundation Impact Investments B.V., has employed a comprehensive strategy to evaluate the possible scalability of health technology enterprises through investment, and by examining their overall preparedness to create significant change within the healthcare systems they serve. During 2022 it provided early-stage investment to eight social enterprises spread across East Africa, India and Latin America. These investments, supported by Philips’ health technology expertise, enabled the enterprises to accelerate their potential to provide sustained access to healthcare for underserved communities.

“Entrepreneurs working on providing healthcare services for underserved communities embody the essence of our commitment, driven by a mission to help bridge the vast inequality in healthcare access worldwide,” said Margot Cooijmans, Director of Philips Foundation and Philips Foundation Impact Investments B.V. “In the face of adversity and limited resources, they are leveraging digital technologies, performing early screening and testing, providing basic treatment or timely referral, and driving healthcare innovation for underserved populations.”

Generating insights and inspiring others to act
Over eight years, Philips Foundation has amassed extensive experience and insight into the effective strategies, technologies, and services for medically underserved communities, where individuals frequently lack insurance and have limited income. To share its expertise and foster collaboration, Philips Foundation established a Knowledge Hub, which offers a repository of learnings and ideas from current and past projects, reports, publications, and other project resources. In 2022, 16 projects were made publicly accessible, featuring healthcare delivery models designed to assist those seeking to offer healthcare services in under-resourced, remote, and underserved areas around the globe.

The report also reflects on the challenges and hardships faced by the people of Ukraine and the human suffering leading to the urgent need for medical assistance in 2022. Philips Foundation, in collaboration with Philips, continues to support the people of Ukraine with its partners on the ground.

[1] WHO (2022). Non-communicable diseases
[2] World Heart Federation (2022). Rheumatic heart disease (RHD)
[3] WHO (2023). Maternal mortality
[4] WHO (2023). Advocating for emergency care: a guide for non-governmental organizations
[5] Brain Injury Association (2022). Traumatic brain injury in Latin America

For further information, please contact:

Yannick Eshuijs
Philips Foundation
Tel.: +31 6 1852 6633

About Philips Foundation

Philips Foundation is a registered non-profit organization established in 2014 – with a mission to provide access to quality healthcare for underserved communities across the globe. By leveraging Philips’ capabilities and combining them with the experience and expertise of non-governmental organizations and other community-focused and impact-driven enterprises, Philips Foundation helps create innovative pathways to open up affordable healthcare for communities most in need. By also partnering with innovative social entrepreneurs rooted in the local ecosystem, Philips Foundation aims to increase access to healthcare for 100 million people a year by 2030. More information can be found at


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Duck Creek Technologies Recognizes Argyle Insurance and Coforge with its Standard of Excellence Award

The delivery of a record-breaking, full end-to-end small and medium-sized enterprises commercial line in under 60 days for Argyle Insurance was enabled by remarkable teamwork and technology

Boston, May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, is pleased to recognize Argyle Insurance and Coforge as winners of this year’s Duck Creek Standard of Excellence Award. Team members from Argyle Insurance and Coforge received the award during Formation ’23 in Orlando, Florida, which was earned for achieving the highest level of excellence through the implementation of Duck Creek solutions.

Argyle Insurance achieved a successful, sub-60-day go-live of Duck Creek Policy, Duck Creek Billing and Duck Creek Rating. The swift implementation was enabled by the deep domain expertise of Duck Creek’s team, combined with a skilled partner in Coforge being able to resource and support delivery end-to-end. Argyle Insurance selected Duck Creek’s full suite to enable their small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) broker clients more choices and competition through a wider range of insurers and products. Argyle’s story of a scalable, enterprise-grade system, which allowed rapid design and delivery of products into the market, demonstrated the impressive power and flexibility of the Duck Creek platform. The sub-60-day execution was achieved using an innovative Australian SME template built by the Duck Creek APAC regional product development team and made available on our content exchange.

“I am proud to say the unparalleled teamwork between Argyle Insurance, Duck Creek and Coforge enabled us to stand up a full end-to-end product with Duck Creek’s policy, billing and rating solutions in under 60 days,” said Matt Morgan, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Argyle Insurance. “This capability is critical for both start-ups like Argyle Insurance and incumbents to adjust and adapt to the rapid changes happening across the insurance landscape driven by regulatory changes and customer market dynamics, which can have a big impact on insurer success.”

“As a Premier Delivery Partner for Duck Creek Technologies, with 800+ Duck Creek SME’s globally, Coforge is proud to be a part of Argyle’s record-setting go-live journey. This partnership between Coforge, Argyle and Duck Creek Technologies is an outstanding case of seamless collaboration and has set a new benchmark in the industry,” said Rajeev Batra, EVP, Insurance, Coforge.

“Right from the beginning, to achieve the goal of going live in such an accelerated timeline meant remarkable teamwork was going to be critical,” said Mike Jackowski, Chief Executive Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “All parties were hyper-focused on Argyle’s success during implementation and committed to helping the startup achieve its goals of partnering with brokers to build products that can capture profitable, large market share in a mature, stable market with the agility the Duck Creek platform provides. We focus on driving better, easier-to-understand insurance products tailored to policyholders’ needs and adaptable to their changing priorities.”

About Argyle Insurance
Argyle Insurance is a true digital underwriting agency with technology to meet customers changing insurance requirements. Argyle’s strength comes through innovation. It has delivered a new way to connect customers to their brokers digitally that comes with a suite of tools to interact in more meaningful ways.

About Coforge
Coforge is a global digital services and solutions provider, that leverages emerging technologies and deep domain expertise to deliver real-world business impact for its clients. A focus on very select industries, a detailed understanding of the underlying processes of those industries and partnerships with leading platforms provides us a distinct perspective. Coforge leads with its product engineering approach and leverages Cloud, Data, Integration and Automation technologies to transform client businesses into intelligent, high growth enterprises. Coforge’s proprietary platforms power critical business processes across its core verticals. The firm has a presence in 21 countries with 25 delivery centers across nine countries.
Learn more at

About Duck Creek Technologies
Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market-leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand. Visit to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and Twitter.

Carley Bunch
Duck Creek Technologies
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Wurl Launches ContentDiscovery to Help Streamers and Content Publishers Attract, Engage, and Retain Viewers at Massive Scale

The machine learning-powered advertising platform brings data-driven targeting and measurement to streaming advertising for the first time

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Wurl, the leader in data-driven solutions for CTV, is excited to introduce ContentDiscovery – a machine learning-powered advertising platform for streamers and content publishers to acquire viewers and scale profitably across channels. ContentDiscovery finds high-value viewers where they spend their time by promoting content they will want to watch across streaming apps and on mobile devices. This drives strong conversion rates, high engagement, and increased retention – resulting in return on advertising spend (ROAS) never before seen on CTV.

ContentDiscovery’s launch comes as an unprecedented number of streaming apps and channels have entered the market, making it increasingly difficult for streamers and publishers to attract new viewers. This, coupled with the introduction of new subscriptions and free services, has increased both competition for viewing and the likelihood of consumers canceling services to switch to others.

“The streaming industry’s number-one challenge today is cost-effective discovery – finding the right viewers, engaging them effectively, and retaining them with content they will truly like,” said Ron Gutman, CEO, Wurl. “With ContentDiscovery, we’ve built a solution for streamers and publishers to spend their advertising budgets on high-value users who will actually convert and continue to engage with their content.”

With ContentDiscovery, streamers and content publishers can:

  • Target high-value users that are likely to have an affinity for a particular show.
  • Scale profitably with campaigns optimized for yield or down-funnel metric performance.
  • Test specific ad concepts and automatically tune messages for optimal impact.
  • Track ROAS immediately with 100% measurable campaigns.
  • Connect people to content at scale with the ability to advertise across massive mobile supply and more than 3,000 CTV channels. ContentDiscovery helps you attract, engage, and retain viewers at a massive scale.

The launch of ContentDiscovery comes just one year since AppLovin, a leading marketing platform, acquired Wurl in April 2022. With ContentDiscovery, Wurl has taken the same approach to innovation that AppLovin brought to performance marketing on mobile and expanded it to CTV, leveraging machine learning technology to deliver more high-value viewers and enable streamers and publishers to achieve greater returns.

ContentDiscovery is available now in North America, and launching soon in Europe. Click here to learn more, and get in touch.

About Wurl
Wurl leads the CTV industry in helping content companies, streamers, and advertisers reach millions of consumers worldwide. Our market-leading platform enables them to maximize revenues, expand into global markets, and grow their audiences. Wurl is owned by AppLovin, and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For more information, visit, and follow us on Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook.

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PattieSwap Announces the Pre-sale of $PATTIE Token on Binance Smart Chain

$PATTIE token will serve as PattieSwap’s utility token

MONCTON, New Brunswick, May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PattieSwap Dex, a pioneer in Binance-based cryptocurrency launches, is excited to announce the upcoming presale of $PATTIE, its very own utility token. As Binance continues to dominate the DeFi space with its fast transaction speeds and low fees, PattieSwap DEX brings everything users to love about Binance to the PattieSwap network.

“We’re thrilled to be soon launching our utility token on Binance Smart Chain,” said a spokesperson for PattieSwap DEX. “We’re creating an all-in-one ecosystem for PattieSwap token launches, and we believe our platform will enable users to unlock the potential of low-cap tokens. Our launchpad is perfect for degens looking to explore new opportunities in the DeFi space.”

PattieSwap DEX’s all-in-one ecosystem for Pattie token launches will enable users to mint Pattie tokens, create a launchpad, lock liquidity, list on DEXes, send airdrops, undergo KYC and audits. PattieSwap’s launchpad will be perfect for degens looking to explore the possibilities of low-cap tokens with high potential for returns.

With PattieSwap, creating Pattie tokens takes only a few minutes, allowing users to get started quickly. The launchpad enables users to raise initial liquidity and start trading. The platform’s price tool, Bscscan, tracks tokens and offers traders real-time price action, recent trades, trading volume, charts, technical analysis, and swap tokens.

PattieSwap’s $PATTIE token is the utility token of the ecosystem, and users will need it to pay for service fees such as token minting, running an airdrop, and creating a launchpad. As the presale commences, users can purchase $PATTIE tokens at an exclusive discount rate.

Developers at PattieSwap have put in measures to protect traders from rug pulls by locking liquidity on the launchpad. Tokens that are sold during the presale will be automatically listed on Binance Smart Chain. Users can also easily send token airdrops to thousands of addresses within minutes using the airdrop dAPP.

PattieSwap’s presale of the $PATTIE token is set to open on Its launchpad. To participate in the presale, users will need to connect their Metamask wallet to the platform and purchase tokens.

The upcoming launch of PattieSwap’s $PATTIE presale demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing an innovative, all-in-one ecosystem for Binance-based cryptocurrency launches aimed at providing users with a seamless experience and unlocking the potential of low-cap tokens.

As the presale commences, users can stay updated with the latest developments at: and by following the project on Twitter(@Pattieswap) and Telegram(@pattieswap) accounts.

About the Company:

PattieSwap is a Binance-based cryptocurrency platform that provides an all-in-one ecosystem for PattieSwap token launches. With PattieSwap DEX, users can mint PATTIE-PL tokens, create launchpads, lock liquidity, list on DEXes, send airdrops, and undergo KYC and audits. PattieSwap’s $PATTIE token is the utility token of the ecosystem and can be used to pay service fees. For more information, please visit

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Telesis Bio to Present at Protein Engineering Summit (PEGS Boston 2023)

Showcasing Automated Molecular Biology Workstation for Synthetic Biology and Genomics Applications

SAN DIEGO, May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Telesis Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: TBIO), a leader in automated multi-omic and synthetic biology solutions, today announced they will be showcasing their benchtop automation solutions for DNA and mRNA synthesis at Protein Engineering Summit (PEGS Boston 2023) which begins today in Boston, Massachusetts. Daniel Gibson, Ph.D., CTO and Co-founder of Telesis Bio and the Telesis Bio team will be discussing Telesis Bio’s transformative solutions for addressing synthesis bottlenecks in discovery workflows and enabling rapid candidate screening and evaluation.

Telesis Bio will present in two sessions; Jyotsna Venugopal, Ph.D., Director of Product Marketing, will present “Automated solutions for overcoming synthesis bottlenecks in CAR-T cell therapy workflows” on Tuesday, May 16, and Ankita Das, Ph.D., Senior Product Manager, will present “Sequence in, mRNA out. A new paradigm to accelerate discovery of mRNA vaccines and therapeutics” in the poster session.

The award winning BioXp® system and associated BioXp® De novo and Select synthesis kits enable on-demand and automated synthesis of DNA and mRNA beginning from a customer’s sequence or own linear DNA or plasmid DNA, overnight and at the push of a button. The system enables researchers to optimize their discovery workflows by building their construct of interest in days, rather than weeks or months of alternative methods.

“By enabling researchers to overcome the bottleneck created by long lead times to build or buy their DNA or mRNA, they can more efficiently integrate their design-build-test cycles and quickly advance their discovery workflows. We believe our BioXp® system can empower researchers to accelerate drug discovery, particularly in the areas of mRNA therapeutics and vaccines, Antibody discovery and engineering and Cell-Based immunotherapies,” said Daniel Gibson, Ph.D., CTO and Co-founder of Telesis Bio.

For more information on the BioXp® system to automate DNA and mRNA synthesis please visit:

DNA synthesis on the BioXp system:

mRNA synthesis on the BioXp system:

About Telesis Bio
Telesis Bio is empowering scientists with the ability to create novel, synthetic biology-enabled solutions for many of humanity’s greatest challenges. As inventors of the industry-standard Gibson Assembly® method and the first commercial automated benchtop DNA and mRNA synthesis system, Telesis Bio is enabling rapid, accurate and reproducible writing of DNA and mRNA for numerous downstream markets. The award-winning BioXp® system consolidates, automates, and optimizes the entire synthesis, cloning and amplification workflow. As a result, it delivers virtually error-free synthesis of DNA and RNA at scale within days and hours instead of weeks or months. Scientists around the world are using the technology in their own laboratories to accelerate the design-build-test paradigm for novel, high-value products for precision medicine, biologics drug discovery, vaccine and therapeutic development, genome editing, and cell and gene therapy. Telesis Bio is a public company based in San Diego. For more information, visit

Telesis Bio, the Telesis Bio logo, Gibson Assembly, and BioXp are trademarks of Telesis Bio Inc.

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CertiK Partners with Alibaba Cloud to Bring Blockchain Security to the Cloud

New York, May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  CertiK, the New York-based blockchain security company, and Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, announced the signing of a partnership to provide blockchain security services to cloud-based Web3 projects. Web3 developers can now accelerate their development process and secure their applications and smart contracts with CertiK’s Security Suite and Alibaba Cloud’s scalable, highly efficient, and secure infrastructure.

Cloud-based computing services have driven the evolution of communications technology over the last decade, and cybersecurity has played a key role. New technology is not suitable for mass adoption until it has proven itself to be secure, which is exactly what CertiK is bringing to Alibaba Cloud’s Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) platform.

Blockchain is a novel technology that unlocks powerful new ways to perform secure, decentralized, and highly-efficient distributed computing. The integration of Web3 applications, smart contracts, and blockchains is the next step in the evolution of cloud computing.

With this new partnership, developers and enterprises can conduct code reviews, risk assessments, team identity verification, background checks, and more using the services and tools provided by CertiK and deployed on Alibaba Cloud.

Alibaba Cloud has gone live with CertiK’s smart contract auditing service and Layer 1 blockchain auditing service fully integrated. In the near future, penetration testing and CertiK’s Skynet due diligence tool will also be introduced, providing end-to-end security solutions.

“We’re excited to bring our years of blockchain security experience to Alibaba Cloud’s platform,” said CertiK co-founder, Prof. Ronghui Gu. “We’ve believed in the power of blockchain technology for over half a decade, and to see Alibaba Cloud commit to this same vision and embrace a comprehensive approach to security is extremely rewarding. We look forward to bringing secure blockchain development and deployment to the widest audience possible.”

“Alibaba Cloud has always been committed to providing customers with safe and reliable cloud computing services, and actively promoting the development of new technologies and applications. This cooperation will provide us with more comprehensive technical support and security solutions to better serve the blockchain and Web3 ecosystem,” said Raymond Xiao, Head of International Web3 Solutions, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

CertiK experts will monitor deployments to Alibaba Cloud environments, helping developers and enterprises perform secure cloud computing, maintain high-uptime cloud storage, and build secure infrastructure, while automated tools run behind the scenes and around the clock.

In addition, the upcoming Skynet vulnerability scanning platform scans code and identifies vulnerabilities in real time, providing developers with real-time monitoring and remediation recommendations.

Beyond the integration of the Security Suite, CertiK and Alibaba Cloud will support the continued growth of the Web3 world through the joint organization of hackathons, developer education sessions, and application development programs.                                               

About CertiK

CertiK is a pioneer in blockchain security, leveraging best-in-class AI technology and expert manual review to protect and monitor blockchain protocols and smart contracts. Founded in 2018 by professors from Yale University and Columbia University, CertiK secures the Web3 world, by applying cutting-edge innovations from academia to enterprise, enabling mission-critical applications to scale with safety and correctness. CertiK has audited more than 3,900 Web3 projects and secured hundreds of billions of dollars of market capitalization. 

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Waterline Supports Growth and Invests in Operational Efficiency with Descartes’ Last Mile Delivery Solution

LONDON and ATLANTA, May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Waterline, the UK’s largest supplier to the independent kitchen specialist sector, is supporting business growth by enhancing the operational efficiency of its fleet delivery and customer service operations using Descartes’ cloud-based route planning and optimization; pre-delivery customer email notifications; and electronic proof-of delivery (ePOD) solutions. With the solutions, Waterline has achieved a four percent reduction in fleet mileage and decreased customer contact center enquiries by 50 percent.

“Waterline runs successful ecommerce, logistics and customer service operations. However, in order to support our growth and to continue to deliver exceptional customer service, we explored what systems we could invest in to become more efficient. More effective route planning, pre-delivery customer email notifications, and ePOD all formed part of the answer,” said Matt Elborough, Head of Logistics at Waterline. “Today, not only are we creating more efficient routes and delivering goods more accurately, we’re building better customer relationships too.

“Descartes has reduced our delivery route planning from a few hours per day to a matter of minutes and enabled more effective overnight runs. This has allowed us to focus on other areas of the business, such as compliance management and driver training. Further, since deploying Descartes’ pre-delivery customer email notifications (with delivery ETAs) and ePOD, communication with customers has improved, resulting in approximately 50% fewer calls to our contact center. Having route planning and ePOD all on one platform is a real advantage— deliveries and routes are planned, executed and tracked all on one system.”

Part of its last mile delivery solution, Descartes’ route planning and optimization solution reduces costs with more agile and efficient routing. It helps to create a more sustainable fleet operation by generating additional delivery capacity, reducing the CO2 footprint, and eliminating the use of paper for manual processes across the delivery operation. With strategic route modelling capabilities, fleet operators can understand and optimize their delivery and customer service strategies before executing them. Descartes’ mobile application helps drivers perform their daily routes, keeps managers aware of the progress and provides an accurate estimated-time-of-arrival (ETA) to notify customers of their deliveries. ePOD capabilities support customer service excellence and order accuracy through real-time mobile communication.

“Waterline has the right product and operational capabilities to fulfill and ship to customers fast and accurately, and to continue to deliver a great customer experience as it grows,” said Peio Ribas, SVP Sales EMENAR at Descartes. “We’re delighted that our route planning and optimization solution, pre-delivery customer email notifications, and electronic proof of delivery are supporting Waterline with more timely, accurate and efficient deliveries.”

About Waterline

Waterline was established in 1985 and became part of the Crown Imperial group of companies in 2011. It is the UK’s largest supplier to the independent kitchen specialist sector. With its distribution head office in Newport Pagnell and depots in Bolton and Bristol, it is ideally located to satisfy customers’ requirements nationally. Waterline’s product portfolio comprises the best brands in kitchen furniture, appliances, sinks, taps and ancillary kitchen products. Please browse through its web site to discover the world of Waterline and what it is able to offer its customers.

About Descartes

Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, security and sustainability of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, track and help improve the safety, performance and compliance of delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world’s largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws (“forward-looking statements”) that relate to Descartes’ solution offerings and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, “Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results” in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada including Descartes’ most recently filed management’s discussion and analysis. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case, the trading price of our common shares could decline, perhaps materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purposes of providing information about management’s current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

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