EMQ Joins the AWS Partner Network Global Startups Program

EMQ solidifies its position as a trusted enabler of IoT data infrastructure

EMQX Enterprise

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif., Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — EMQ, the world’s leading provider of open source IoT data infrastructure, today announced its induction into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Global Startup Program, furthering its status as an APN Advanced Technology Partner.

The APN Global Startup Program is a unique “white glove” support and go-to-market (GTM) program for selected startup APN Partners. To be selected for the program, EMQ met a strict set of pre-defined criteria, including a clearly demonstrated market fit for its IoT data infrastructure solution, top-tier venture capital backing and recommendations, and demonstrated strategic commitment to building AWS expertise.

EMQ is the developer behind EMQX, the most scalable, open-source, cloud-native MQTT-based IoT messaging platform, which has more than 20,000 enterprise users from over 50 countries and connects more than 100 million IoT devices worldwide. By joining the APN Global Startup Program, EMQ will continue to innovate while benefitting from a tailor-made selection of AWS services and APN programs, promotion support to improve brand visibility, and deployment support for AWS shared customers to further embrace, expand, and enhance the cloud.

We are truly honored to be part of the newly launched APN Global Startup Program,” said Feng Lee, founder and CEO of EMQ. “EMQ is dedicated to powering future-proof IoT solutions and enterprise digital transformation through unified IoT data connection, movement, processing and analytics, from edge to cloud to multi-cloud. Joining the APN Global Startup Program is a tremendous opportunity to advance digital transformation by embracing the power of the cloud, while also preserving our joint enterprise customers’ need for security, compliance, and cloud best practices.

As a pioneer in cloud-native MQTT messaging, EMQ deploys its cloud-based IoT solutions for tens of thousands of enterprise users across the globe to accelerate the pace of data connections. Learn more about EMQ products and get started for free.

EMQ joined the AWS Partner Network (APN) in October of last year, paving the way for EMQ to reach a broader audience and build meaningful connections.

“Together with AWS, we’re committing to accelerate product development even further. EMQ continues to focus on providing intelligent data-in-motion solutions on one of the largest cloud providers in the world,” Feng Lee said at the time.

About EMQ

EMQ is dedicated to empowering future-proof IoT solutions and enterprise digital transformation through one-stop cloud-native solutions that connect, move, process, and analyze real-time IoT data from the edge to multi-cloud. Our portfolio includes EMQX, the world’s most scalable MQTT messaging platform, HStreamDB, the world’s first native streaming database.

EMQ’s global R&D center is located in Stockholm, and has 10+ offices throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

Get inspired by IoT solutions created with EMQ. Please visit www.emqx.com or follow @EMQTech on Twitter.

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Agthia’s Net Profit Surges 74% on Strong H1’22 Results

Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Agthia Group

ABU DHABI, Arab Emirates, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Agthia Group PJSC, one of the region’s leading food and beverage companies, announced that its H1 2022 net revenues grew to AED 2 billion. The period ending 30 June 2022 saw a 51% year-on-year growth in net revenues compared with the same period in 2021.

Group net profit attributable to shareholders grew to AED 118 million for the period, a 74% increase relative to H1 2021. This performance reflects the impact of the Group’s recent acquisitions as well as its cost optimization efforts as part of its five-year growth strategy.

Khalifa Sultan Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Agthia Group, said: “Agthia’s first half results demonstrate the increasing benefits of our growth strategy to strengthen our F&B leadership in the Middle East and beyond. The acquisitions we have completed over the past year have not only delivered strong top-line growth but also contributed to enhanced profitability. Our confidence in Agthia’s capability to continue delivering tangible value for shareholders and stakeholders remains steadfast.”

Alan Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Agthia Group, said: “We have made significant progress in H1 2022. In the first quarter, our focus was on the consolidation of acquired entities, and in the second quarter, we turned our attention towards accelerating synergy extraction and Group integration, which helped us offset higher direct costs and M&A-related expenses while minimizing the impact of supply chain disruption and tackling market volatility and inflation, all without compromising on the quality of our products.”

From a financial perspective,

  • Agthia’s Consumer Business Division continued to display substantial growth of 71% compared with the previous year, now accounting for 73% of total group sales at AED 1.5 billion.
    • The Protein & Frozen segment contributed AED 570 million, of which AED 493 million was collectively added to the top line through the strategic acquisition of protein businesses in Jordan and Egypt last year.
    • Snacking added AED 417 million to the top line, being the first period to include BMB Group sales that contributed AED 149 million.
    • Water & Beverage, and Other Food items, recorded revenues of AED 475 million.
  • Revenue in the Agri-business division for the quarter stood at AED 534 million, a 15% gain relative to 2021.

The Group’s total assets stood at AED 6.3 billion as of 30 June 2022, while total shareholders’ equity for the period stood at AED 2.8 billion.

Agthia’s Board of Directors is recommending a cash dividend equivalent to 8.25 fils per share for the first half of 2022, subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals.

-ENDS-

About Agthia

Agthia is a leading Abu Dhabi-based food and beverage company. Established in 2004, the Company is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) and has the symbol “AGTHIA”. Agthia Group PJSC is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a broad portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s diversified economy.

Media Inquiries:
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Pushing the Boundaries of the Conventional, Decentraland Presents Metaverse Art Week 2022: The World is Made of Code

Metaverse Art Week 2022: The World is Made of Code

Artnet, Frida Kahlo Family, Sotheby’s, Estée Lauder, Nick Knight, Ukrainian Meta History of War Museum, and OpenSea to Showcase the Next Generation of Art

Artnet, Frida Kahlo Family, Sotheby’s, Estée Lauder, Nick Knight, Ukrainian Meta History of War Museum, and OpenSea to Showcase the Next Generation of Art

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Decentraland, the world’s largest user-owned and operated virtual social world, announced today the third edition of Metaverse Art Week – The World is Made of Code. Mirroring DNA in the natural world, in the virtual world, all life is made of code. Inspired by this year’s Venice Biennale, the third annual Metaverse Art Week will explore how the human spirit is hardwired to elicit an emotional response when presented with art inspired by mathematical designs present in nature, and how metaverse technology is pushing the boundaries of programmatic art and redefining what an immersive experience is.

“Metaverse Art Week 2022 is coming at a pivotal moment for the larger adoption of Web3 technology and decisions about our digital reality. We believe that the future of the internet should be built by decentralized communities who do not seek to profit off of user data, imagination, and creativity,” said Creative Director of the Decentraland Foundation, Sam Hamilton. “This year’s Art Week is a love letter to what the next generation of artists are doing in the metaverse.”

Metaverse Art Week 2022 comes to Decentraland this August from the 24th to 28th. Inspired by globally renowned art events, such as the Venice Biennale and Art Basel, Decentraland is presenting a Web3 experience with immersive art installations, performance and conceptual art productions, and NFT exhibitions unlike anything ever seen before. Metaverse Art Week 2022 will host a series of activities throughout dedicated spaces inside Decentraland, centered around a 3D Sculpture garden known as ‘Art Plaza,’ a gravity-defying open air museum. Adjacent to this area, there will be community-designed and art collective gallery exhibitions, which will introduce panels and round tables.

Metaverse Art Week 2022 Highlights

The Contemporary Art World in the Metaverse

  • Frida Kahlo’s Family in collaboration with Ezel.Life, will launch the Frida Kahlo Family Red House, an immersive experience showcasing the first-half of Frida’s exceptional life. This unique partnership is bringing never-before-seen artwork from Kahlo to the metaverse through Ezel.Life’s newest NFT collection, enabling access to future Kahlo content launches.“We are thrilled to partner with Decentraland to bring Frida Kahlo’s family home, The Red House, into the metaverse. This experience will uncover many untold stories and memories about Frida Kahlo’s challenges and triumphs that add depth to her exceptional life as an artist. The Red House is the first of many exciting projects Ezel.Life will deliver to digital audiences globally, including immersive experiences at UNESCO World Heritage sites Teotihuacán and Chichén Itzá,” said Pedro Quinzanos, co-founder and CEO of Ezel.Life. “We look forward to sharing our deep pipeline of unique content as we execute our mission of bringing time, culture, and humanity to Web3.”
  • Artnet, one of the biggest art communities online, is exploring the idea of the Metaverse through performance art, live-poetry and AI during Metaverse Art Week. In collaboration with renowned artists Sasha Stiles and Hsinyen Wei, and others, the art experiences are happening across different venues during the week. An auditorium will host panel discussions around the future of art and technology. Limited artist wearables will be given away during the activation.“What does it mean to experience art in the Metaverse? Artnet was founded over 30 years ago as the first art platform online in the world, and technology has always been at the core of our DNA. As a brand that prides itself on developing critical conversation around art and technology, we wanted to explore the Metaverse in a meaningful context, to provoke thought and create truly unique encounters with art— that is why we are inviting performance artists, poets and AI, human and non-human to interact with each other in Decentraland. We wanted to onboard our users to experience something uniquely valuable in the Metaverse.” Jiayin Chen VP, Artnet.
  • Sotheby’s surprises with multiple new art collaborations, including the first jewelry sculpture in the metaverse with Metagolden. Throughout Art Week, Sotheby’s will display its permanent collection:Sotheby’s held its first sales dedicated to NFTs and digital art just 18 months ago. In that time, we have been at the center of some of the most historic moments for digital art – from achieving record results for iconic projects like the Bored Ape Yacht Club and CryptoPunks, to devising innovative ways to exhibit digital art, not only in our physical galleries globally, but also in Decentraland,” said Michael Bouhanna, Vice-President of Sotheby’s. “We were the first – and still the only – auction house to have built a dedicated virtual gallery. Our Decentraland space has allowed us to curate creative and thoughtful exhibitions of both digital art and a number of physical works of art too, such as Sandro Botticelli’s ‘The Man of Sorrows’, for which we transformed one of the galleries into an immersive cathedral-inspired space.”
  • On behalf of the Decentraland Foundation, over a dozen artists will exhibit their work in a virtually outdoor sculpture garden. In this exhibition featuring some of the largest scale and highest fidelity works ever seen in Decentraland. Curator David Cash has brought this year’s theme “The World is Made of Code” to life with 3D sculptures, and video works by industry leaders including Krista Kim, legendary image-maker Nick Knight, and Lady Gaga’s creative Director Nicola Formichetti, amongst others. These pieces will be exhibited alongside works from a number of our featured galleries, including Artnet and Sotheby’s. Explore the outdoor sculpture garden to witness the full potential of 3D art in Decentraland and witness levels of creativity that extend beyond the confines of reality into the realm of the surreal
  • UXart Lab will present internationally recognized Latin American masters from the 60s like Julio le Parc, Beto Ressano, Eduardo MacEntyre, and Gyula Kosice which represent the best of kinetic and pop art in the region, two of them currently exhibiting in the Venice Biennale which showcase the global impact and the power of decentralization cryptoart brings to society.
  • International pop artist Burton Morris, in collaboration with House of Tang, has installed Pop!Wall, a 3D interactive art wall resembling Morris’s notorious popcorn kernel artwork. The kernel represents “the seed of a new idea,” a perfect graphic image to represent the explosive creativity and innovation brimming from Web3’s culture of co-creation. The ArtWall is located in Soho Plaza, where visitors are challenged to climb its structure and prove their metaverse aptitude through elite parkour skills. Those who reach the top are rewarded with a free pair of Pop!Soles, Burton’s first NFT sneaker. Pop!Sole was facilitated by Banquet Labs.

Web3 Art Spaces

  • Decentraland mainstay the “Cash Labs Gallery” will launch its permanent collection, featuring different shows on each of its four floors. The first floor will consist of pieces curated under the theme From Physical to Digital, highlighting NFT artists including Damien Hirst, Laurel Charleston, Justin Aversano, Kenny Schacter, David Henry Nobody Jr., and others. The second floor’s theme Art for the Metaverse highlights the digitally native art practices of Krista Kim, Bryan Brinkman, IX Shells, David Bianchi, and more. The third floor will feature a takeover by SHOWstudio which showcases Nick Knight’s first NFT collection.

    “One of the most exciting elements we can discuss regarding the metaverse is its limitless potential. Anything is possible—beyond the confines of reality,” 
    said CEO and Founder of Cash Labs, David Cash. “This is the case from a novelty perspective, such as the ability to levitate or fly, but also from a point of practicality. If an artist wanted to create a 50-meter-tall sculpture of a human figure out of solid marble in physical form, this would prove prohibitively expensive. However, in the metaverse, anything is possible.” 

    Continuing to innovate at the intersection of beauty, art and technology, Estée Lauder is participating in Decentraland Art Week with an exclusive POAP experience designed by Dr. Alex Box, renowned identity designer and pioneer of Beauty Futurism. Inspired by the legacy of visionary founder, Mrs. Estée Lauder, the POAP by Box will be available for attendees to collect and garner access to future Web3 activations from the Estée Lauder brand.

  • In one of the first cross-metaverse collaborations, Spatial is proud to partner with Decentraland in supporting & lifting the voices of artists globally during Metaverse Art Week. Spatial has also partnered with Metamundo Studio to host events in the Luis Fern gallery which can be visited in both Spatial and Decentraland.
  • Known Origin prepares a set of activations, including “Crypto Winter,” an amusing installation that reflects the vulnerability of the crypto market, and a curated exhibition in their gallery space and an Art Week Open Party.
  • Rarible co-curated exhibition with the Decentraland Foundation will take place in the magnificent beehive room, with Jeff Sambuco, Custom Horror, Dijiact, MazinFlow and other creators.
  • Using an infinite engine, the OpenSea collection will showcase a bespoke infinite gallery that portrays every single NFT available in OpenSea.
  • Makers Place commissions Alan Bolton to adapt his art to the Plaza plus special curated gallery exhibitions.
  • SuperRare Labs is preparing an unedited exhibition in their gallery in the Voltaire District.

Digital Artists & Communities

  • Gavin Shapiro will debut his Fibonacci piece, inspired by fractals and other patterns that emerge in nature, created in collaboration with Arben Vllasaliu.
  • Crypto Valley NFT Gallery showcases Ukrainian Meta History – Museum of War. Meta History is the largest Ukrainian charitable NFT project. Its main task is to document the truth about the events in Ukraine in the language of art, and leave it forever imprinted on the blockchain.
  • Decentraland Community Activations: the playful installation of Burton Morris x Doll House; the Cryptoarg exhibition in the Art Plaza; the Vuelta Art Collective presents a series of immersive metaverse installations composed by “The Tower Labyrinth” and “The Pyramid Labyrinth”; The data art installations of Tauromaquia, an interactive data sculpture inspired by a bull-fighting scene, is deformed by the real time price changes of the top 100 crypto coins. Indie Village is a newly built artist’s neighborhood in Decentraland for independent artists and creators to collaborate on interdisciplinary art, and they have curated artwork by Studio As We Are, Vueltta, Infinite Objects, CADAF, Breezy Art, theVERSEverse and many others.

Metaverse Art Week 2022 is designed to showcase the latest technological innovations in digital art and design development through an extensive virtual world fair that brings the contemporary art world into further alignment with the emerging world of Web3. Metaverse Art Week 2022 aims to demonstrate the frontier of extended reality and the evolution of the visual internet.

About Decentraland
Launched in 2020, Decentraland is a virtual social world powered by the Ethereum blockchain and the first decentralized metaverse. Within the Decentraland platform, users can create, experience, and monetize content and applications as well as socialize and attend a wide range of daily community-driven events. Decentraland is unique in that it is owned, created, and governed by the people who use it every day. Through the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) users can submit proposals and even apply for grants for the community to vote on.

For Media Inquiry: press@decentraland.org

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Kiteworks Launches the Private Content Network

A New Platform Approach to Zero-trust Protection and Compliance for Sensitive, Unstructured Data Communications

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Kiteworks, the leading platform for ensuring regulatory compliance and effectively managing risk with every send, share, receive, and save of sensitive content, announced today that Kiteworks empowers organizations to create dedicated Private Content Networks for internal and external sensitive content communications that ensure zero-trust protection and compliance. Kiteworks customers retain control of their data, including encryption keys, whether their Private Content Network resides in the cloud or on-premises. As a result, rogue nation-states, cybercriminals, law enforcement agencies, and cloud office application providers cannot gain access to Kiteworks’ customers’ critical information.

Kiteworks Delivers the Private Content Network

Unlike other solutions that approach only one or some of the privacy and compliance requirements associated with sensitive content communications, Kiteworks assumes a zero-trust approach to sensitive content communications privacy and compliance. This breaks down the silos separating the different communication channels and associated metadata, resulting in a Private Content Network where policies and controls can be consistently applied across communication channels—whether they are based on-premises or in the cloud. In addition to driving efficiencies for IT, security, privacy, and compliance groups, Kiteworks-enabled Private Content Networks maximize risk protections with security capabilities, such as antivirus, antispam, data loss prevention (DLP), and advanced threat prevention (ATP), that are centrally applied with every exchange of information entering and leaving an organization.

Most organizations utilize multiple communication channels to send and share sensitive content—email, file sharing, file transfer, managed file transfer, web forms, and application programming interface (API) protocols. Organizations also use numerous tools for tracking, controlling, and securing their content communications. A recent study by Kiteworks found that over two-thirds of organizations use four tools or more—creating inefficiencies and a disaggregation of syslog metadata.1

Rogue nation-states, organized crime syndicates, and lone cybercriminal actors understand the value of confidential information: The number of reported cyberattacks and data breaches increased 15.1% in 20212 and the average cost of a data breach grew to $4.35 million.3 The aforementioned study by Kiteworks also revealed that almost 6 in 10 organizations rank risk of external cyberattacks, such as malware, ransomware, and distributed denial of service (DDoS), as their top or second highest concern when managing multiple content communications systems.

Applying Zero-trust Security to the Private Content Network

One of the driving factors behind data breaches and their spiraling costs is that many organizations fail to protect their private content sent and shared digitally. “With many organizations adopting a zero-trust security architecture, organizations must employ comprehensive security monitoring, granular risk-based access controls, and system automation with the objective of protecting critical data in real time,” said Tim Freestone, Chief Strategy Officer at Kiteworks. “The Kiteworks platform enables organizations to create Private Content Networks based on zero-trust security principles that enable them to achieve situational awareness of content, users, and system activity while ensuring content controls align with compliance requirements around content type, user access, and risk profiles.”

Yet, zero-trust sensitive content communications privacy and compliance are lacking in many organizations. For example, 57% of organizations do not manage and restrict third-party access to folders and files using capabilities such as content permissions, expiration, locking, and versioning. They also fail to track and record user access to sensitive folders and files, such as who viewed a document and when, who accessed the document and when, who downloaded the document and when, and who shared a document and when.

“Just as organizations assume a zero-trust approach with Virtual Private Networks that protect their network perimeters, we also recommend that they have a Private Content Network to guarantee the privacy and compliance of content sent digitally and shared through and external to their network,” said James Bearce, VP of Professional Services at AccessIT. “Kiteworks enables our clients to aggregate sensitive content communications into one centralized platform that provides streamlined efficiencies while integrating with their existing security investments for simplified management and reduced risk. The combination of log metadata into a unified repository also accelerates remediation and recovery efforts, providing actionable incident response and compliance reporting.”

About Kiteworks
Kiteworks’ mission is to empower organizations to effectively manage risk in every send, share, receive, and save of sensitive content. The Kiteworks platform provides customers with a Private Content Network that delivers content governance, compliance, and protection. The platform unifies, tracks, controls, and secures sensitive content moving within, into, and out of their organization, significantly improving risk management and ensuring regulatory compliance on all sensitive content communications.

Media Contact

Ian Sturgeon
Sturgeon Creative
(303) 902-2834
ian@sturgeoncreative.com


1 “2022 Sensitive Content Communications Privacy and Compliance Report,” Kiteworks, April 2022.
2 “2022 Data Breach Investigations Report,” Verizon, 2022.
3 “2022 Cost of a Data Breach Report,” IBM and Ponemon Institute, 2022.

International annual awards program recognizes Sinch as best overall conversational marketing company for its outstanding marketing technologies worldwide

International annual awards program recognizes Sinch as best overall conversational marketing company for its outstanding marketing technologies worldwide

Sinch recognized for marketing technology innovation in 2022 MarTech Breakthrough Awards

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, and ATLANTA — August 11, 2022 — Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, announced today that it has been selected as the winner of the “Best Overall Conversational Marketing Company” award in the fifth annual MarTech Breakthrough Awards program for 2022. The awards are presented by MarTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global marketing, sales and advertising technology industry today.

Sinch is a leading provider in the growing global market for communications platforms as a service (CPaaS). It has more than 150,000 business customers and its products are used by both small local businesses and the world’s biggest tech companies. Sinch’s cloud-based communications platform lets businesses interact with their customers via SMS, other messaging channels, voice, email and video. The mobile communications industry is characterized by rapid technical development and Sinch strengthened its competitiveness in 2022 through investments in next generation messaging and artificial intelligence.

Sinch’s expertise in conversational marketing is not only acknowledged by MarTech Breakthrough. It is also the only CPaaS company recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for its leading conversational AI platform where Gartner identifies the conversational AI market as one where software applications build, orchestrate and support the development of use cases for conversational automation. Sinch’s platform is seen as having the ability to handle multi-channel queries on one thread, create personalized experiences at scale, automate customer care through self-serve bots and integrate easily to any enterprise business’ existing marketing software. Therefore, with the widest channel offering on the market, its conversational AI helps enterprise businesses reach any customer, anywhere. With a single API Sinch can also help an enterprise to quickly add new channels to accommodate new business needs or market changes.

The mission of the annual MarTech Breakthrough Awards program is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of marketing, sales and advertising technology related categories, including marketing automation, market research and customer experience, AdTech, SalesTech, marketing analytics, content and social marketing, mobile marketing and many more.

All award nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the MarTech industry, with the winning products and companies selected based on a variety of considerations, including innovation, design and user-experience, as well as overall technological advancement for their respective categories.

“It is an honor for Sinch to be recognized as the best overall conversational marketing company by the MarTech Breakthrough Awards,” said Jonathan Bean, Chief Marketing officer, Sinch. “The award demonstrates the level of innovation, hard work and success in conversational marketing that Sinch is achieving. At Sinch, we have spent a considerable amount of time understanding customers’ needs in order to build the most useful AI enabled products to meet their needs, and by delivering quality messaging solutions for our customers we are helping to create best-in-class mobile experiences worldwide.”

About MarTech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the MarTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in marketing, ad and sales technology companies, products and people. The MarTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough marketing technology companies and products in categories including marketing automation, AdTech, SalesTech, marketing analytics, CRM, content and social marketing, website, SEM, mobile marketing and more. For more information, visit MarTechBreakthrough.com.

About Sinch

Sinch’s leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach everyone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, email, voice and video. More than 150,000 businesses, including many of the world’s largest companies and mobile operators, use Sinch’s advanced technology platform to engage with their customers. Sinch has been profitable and fast-growing since its foundation in 2008. It is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has local presence in more than 60 countries. Shares are traded at NASDAQ Stockholm: XSTO:SINCH. Visit us at sinch.com

For further information, please contact:

Marcel Kay

PR director

Marcel.Kay@sinch.com

Sinch recognized for marketing technology innovation in 2022 MarTech Breakthrough Awards

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, and ATLANTA — August 11, 2022 — Sinch AB (publ), a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, announced today that it has been selected as the winner of the “Best Overall Conversational Marketing Company” award in the fifth annual MarTech Breakthrough Awards program for 2022. The awards are presented by MarTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global marketing, sales and advertising technology industry today.

Sinch is a leading provider in the growing global market for communications platforms as a service (CPaaS). It has more than 150,000 business customers and its products are used by both small local businesses and the world’s biggest tech companies. Sinch’s cloud-based communications platform lets businesses interact with their customers via SMS, other messaging channels, voice, email and video. The mobile communications industry is characterized by rapid technical development and Sinch strengthened its competitiveness in 2022 through investments in next generation messaging and artificial intelligence.

Sinch’s expertise in conversational marketing is not only acknowledged by MarTech Breakthrough. It is also the only CPaaS company recognized in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for its leading conversational AI platform where Gartner identifies the conversational AI market as one where software applications build, orchestrate and support the development of use cases for conversational automation. Sinch’s platform is seen as having the ability to handle multi-channel queries on one thread, create personalized experiences at scale, automate customer care through self-serve bots and integrate easily to any enterprise business’ existing marketing software. Therefore, with the widest channel offering on the market, its conversational AI helps enterprise businesses reach any customer, anywhere. With a single API Sinch can also help an enterprise to quickly add new channels to accommodate new business needs or market changes.

The mission of the annual MarTech Breakthrough Awards program is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of marketing, sales and advertising technology related categories, including marketing automation, market research and customer experience, AdTech, SalesTech, marketing analytics, content and social marketing, mobile marketing and many more.

All award nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the MarTech industry, with the winning products and companies selected based on a variety of considerations, including innovation, design and user-experience, as well as overall technological advancement for their respective categories.

“It is an honor for Sinch to be recognized as the best overall conversational marketing company by the MarTech Breakthrough Awards,” said Jonathan Bean, Chief Marketing officer, Sinch. “The award demonstrates the level of innovation, hard work and success in conversational marketing that Sinch is achieving. At Sinch, we have spent a considerable amount of time understanding customers’ needs in order to build the most useful AI enabled products to meet their needs, and by delivering quality messaging solutions for our customers we are helping to create best-in-class mobile experiences worldwide.”

About MarTech Breakthrough

Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the MarTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in marketing, ad and sales technology companies, products and people. The MarTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough marketing technology companies and products in categories including marketing automation, AdTech, SalesTech, marketing analytics, CRM, content and social marketing, website, SEM, mobile marketing and more. For more information, visit MarTechBreakthrough.com.

About Sinch

Sinch’s leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach everyone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, email, voice and video. More than 150,000 businesses, including many of the world’s largest companies and mobile operators, use Sinch’s advanced technology platform to engage with their customers. Sinch has been profitable and fast-growing since its foundation in 2008. It is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has local presence in more than 60 countries. Shares are traded at NASDAQ Stockholm: XSTO:SINCH. Visit us at sinch.com

For further information, please contact:

Marcel Kay

PR director

Marcel.Kay@sinch.com

OKX appoints two more female leads across brand and events

Frederica Tompkins

Frederica Tompkins, Director of Brand Marketing, OKX

  • The new appointments include Frederica Tompkins as Director of Brand Marketing and Kim Murphy as Director of Events
  • The pair join as OKX continues to responsibly onboard new users beyond Asia

VICTORIA, Seychelles, Aug. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OKX, the world-leading cryptocurrency trading app and Web3 ecosystem, today announced the appointment of Frederica Tompkins as Director of Brand Marketing and Kim Murphy as Director of Events.

Following Rachel Conlan’s appointment as Global Head of Brand Marketing and Partnerships earlier this year, OKX’s team of global leaders is continuing to expand during a period of significant growth for the company. OKX aims to ensure equal gender representation across its global business amid an ongoing push for gender parity in crypto.

Frederica Tompkins joins OKX from the Luxury and FMCG sectors, having worked with renowned brands like Chanel and Ralph Lauren. As an active member of SheFi (an educational initiative aimed at onboarding more women into the new financial economy) and an investor in the space, she is excited to merge her personal passion with her professional skill set to elevate the OKX brand under the leadership of Global CMO Haider Rafique.

Kim Murphy joins OKX from the worlds of event production and philanthropy, having worked on everything from large-scale concerts and conferences to intimate boutique celebrations. She specializes in creating unique and unforgettable experiences, and has produced some of the top fundraising events in the Bay Area for an array of VIP guests and celebrities. Kim looks forward to raising the OKX event profile globally.

Kim Murphy

Kim Murphy, Director of Events, OKX

Frederica and Kim join during a year that has seen OKX strike partnerships with Manchester City F.C., the McLaren Formula 1 Team and the Tribeca Festival. Most recently OKX became Manchester City’s Official Training Kit partner for the 2022/23 season.

For further information, please contact:
Media@okx.com

About OKX
OKX is a leading crypto trading app, and a Web3 ecosystem. Trusted by more than 20 million global customers in over 180 international markets, OKX is known for being the fastest and most reliable crypto trading app of choice for investors and professional traders globally.

To learn more about OKX, download our app or visit: okx.com

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