Daily Archives: August 9, 2017

BroadSoft Named to the Constellation ShortList™ for Enterprise Group Messaging

BroadSoft Business UC-One® App Honored as One of Seven Enterprise Group Messaging Solutions

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSFT), a global market leader in cloud business software for cloud PBX, unified communication, and provider of team collaboration and contact center as a service (CCaaS), today announced that BroadSoft Business UC-One® application is included in the Constellation ShortList™ for enterprise group messaging solutions in Q3 2017. The Constellation ShortList™ presents vendors in different categories of the market relevant to early adopters. Inclusion signifies BroadSoft as a leading provider of messaging tools in the market and its influence on the way people expect to be able to communicate at work.

“We are pleased that the UC-One application has been identified by Constellation as a leader in the enterprise messaging industry yet again,” said Taher Behbehani, chief digital and marketing officer, BroadSoft. “As the future of work continues to advance, we believe that our BroadSoft Business portfolio of cloud communications and team collaboration solutions will continue to unlock greater productivity for our customers as their employees connect, communicate and collaborate across channels.”

Constellation advises leaders and teams on leveraging disruptive technologies to achieve business model transformation. Products and services named to the Constellation ShortList meet the threshold criteria for this category as determined by Constellation Research through client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.  The Constellation ShortList is frequently updated as market conditions change.

“The right timing, teams and technology are the three Ts for crafting digital business models to achieve digital transformation success,” said R “Ray” Wang, chairman and founder at Constellation Research. “Each Constellation ShortList, researched and curated by our analysts, guides early adopters in identifying the right technologies to build successful and competitive programs.”

UC-One is an application from the BroadSoft Business portfolio that provides integrated business phone services, messaging and presence, audio and video conferencing, screen sharing, file sharing, virtual meeting rooms and more. The solution provides advanced mobile-first cloud unified communication for businesses of all sizes. Users can communicate and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers regardless of location or device. BroadSoft Business is a fully integrated portfolio of enterprise-ready cloud unified communications, team collaboration and contact center applications, delivered in the cloud.

Find out more about BroadSoft UC-One, unified communication and team collaboration solution here.

About BroadSoft

BroadSoft is the technology innovator in cloud PBX, unified communications, team collaboration, and contact center solutions for businesses and service providers across 80 countries. We are the market share leader for cloud unified communications with an open, mobile and secure platform trusted by 25 of the world’s top 30 service providers by revenue. Our BroadSoft Business application suite empowers users and teams to share ideas and work simply to achieve breakthrough performance. For additional information, visit www.BroadSoft.com.

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Constellation Research does not endorse any solution or service named in its research.

About Constellation Research
Constellation Research is an award-winning, Silicon Valley-based strategic advisory and futurist research firm. Constellation’s analysts serve as innovation advisors for leaders and Global 2000 organizations navigating the challenges of business-model disruption and transformation. Unlike legacy analyst firms, Constellation works closely with solution providers, partners, and its Constellation Executive Network of innovative buy-side leaders, C-suite executives and board of directors to lead the way in disrupting technology and research coverage areas. The goal – deliver to clients what they need to achieve valuable business results.

For more information about Constellation Research, visit www.ConstellationR.com.

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Sky9 Capital Announces the Addition of Chay, Teh, Xu, and Zeng to its Advisory Board

HONG KONG, Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sky9 Capital, a leading China venture capital firm, announced that China industry veterans KS Chay, Dr. Kok Peng Teh, Bob Xu, and Jason Zeng have joined its Advisory Board to provide strategic advice and foster long-term partnerships.

KS Chay is Founder and Chairman of Enspire Capital, and previously he co-founded Singapore’s first Nasdaq-listed technology company, Creative Technology Ltd (SGX:C76). Dr. Kok Peng Teh is currently Senior Advisor and Board Member for China International Capital Corporation, and he was President of Government of Singapore Special Investments (GIC) for over a decade until 2011. Mr. Bob Xu co-founded New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE:EDU), the largest provider of private education in China, and is one of China’s most successful angel investors having founded ZhenFund in 2010. Mr. Jason Zeng co-founded Tencent Holdings Ltd (HK:0700) and is currently Chairman of the angel-stage investment firm Decent Capital.

“We are honored to have industry veterans like KS Chay, Dr. Kok Peng Teh, Bob Xu, and Jason Zeng join our firm as our board of advisors,” said Ron Cao, Founder and Managing Director of Sky9 Capital. “Mr. Chay and Dr. Teh come from a strong institutional approach to investing and can provide us with great guidance on how to continue to build out our organization. Bob and Jason are two of China’s most successful entrepreneurs, so we gain great insights from their operational background as well as inspiration on how to build great businesses together with entrepreneurs.”

Founded by China venture capital veteran Ron Cao, Sky9 Capital’s mission is to partner with the next generation of entrepreneurs to create world-class companies that also have societal impact. With over 17 years of VC experience in both the US and China, Ron has invested in some of China’s leading technology companies including: Tujia, China’s largest AirBnB player; FangDuoDuo, China’s largest online-to-offline real estate transaction platform; PPDai, China’s largest pure-play microlending platform; and QingCloud, China’s leading enterprise-grade cloud computing platform.  Ron has been named by Forbes China as one of China’s “Top Venture Capitalists” over multiple years and is honored by the World Economic Forum as one of its “Young Global Leaders”.

Sky9 Capital’s senior team consists of additional partners with strong venture capital and start-up experience. The team of Wei Hao, Jing Wang, Jonathan Qiu, and Tony Lo, have collectively over 30 years of venture capital experience in the US and China, and they previously worked at world-class technology companies such as Intel, Trilogy, Cisco, and Tencent. Their investments include PinDuoDuo, FaceU, Rong360, ZhaoGangWang, MaMaDaV, FangDuoDuo, JuMei, JingFuZhi, LuckyPai, and Dianping.

Sky9 Capital has completed six investments in its new fund, including ZhaoYouWang, the largest B2B marketplace for petroleum-related products in China; EZbuy, the leading Chinese cross-border e-commerce platform targeting the Southeast Asia market; and eBroker, the leading online platform for wealth management.

About Sky9 Capital
Sky9 Capital is a leading early-stage China-focused technology venture capital firm. With its mission to partner with bold innovators to build world-class companies together and to make a positive impact on the world, Sky9 Capital specializes in the consumer Internet, enterprise, and deep technology sectors.  With presence in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Silicon Valley, our firm approaches investing with a global perspective and selectively partners with early-stage companies that have exceptional founding teams, disruptive and scalable business models, or innovative and transformational technology. For more information, please visit www.sky9capital.com.

Contact: Anthony Lo
Phone Number: +86-21-5238-3699
Email: tony@sky9capital.com

Sky9 Capital Announces the Addition of Chay, Teh, Xu, and Zeng to its Advisory Board

HONG KONG, Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sky9 Capital, a leading China venture capital firm, announced that China industry veterans KS Chay, Dr. Kok Peng Teh, Bob Xu, and Jason Zeng have joined its Advisory Board to provide strategic advice and foster long-term partnerships.

KS Chay is Founder and Chairman of Enspire Capital, and previously he co-founded Singapore’s first Nasdaq-listed technology company, Creative Technology Ltd (SGX:C76). Dr. Kok Peng Teh is currently Senior Advisor and Board Member for China International Capital Corporation, and he was President of Government of Singapore Special Investments (GIC) for over a decade until 2011. Mr. Bob Xu co-founded New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE:EDU), the largest provider of private education in China, and is one of China’s most successful angel investors having founded ZhenFund in 2010. Mr. Jason Zeng co-founded Tencent Holdings Ltd (HK:0700) and is currently Chairman of the angel-stage investment firm Decent Capital.

“We are honored to have industry veterans like KS Chay, Dr. Kok Peng Teh, Bob Xu, and Jason Zeng join our firm as our board of advisors,” said Ron Cao, Founder and Managing Director of Sky9 Capital. “Mr. Chay and Dr. Teh come from a strong institutional approach to investing and can provide us with great guidance on how to continue to build out our organization. Bob and Jason are two of China’s most successful entrepreneurs, so we gain great insights from their operational background as well as inspiration on how to build great businesses together with entrepreneurs.”

Founded by China venture capital veteran Ron Cao, Sky9 Capital’s mission is to partner with the next generation of entrepreneurs to create world-class companies that also have societal impact. With over 17 years of VC experience in both the US and China, Ron has invested in some of China’s leading technology companies including: Tujia, China’s largest AirBnB player; FangDuoDuo, China’s largest online-to-offline real estate transaction platform; PPDai, China’s largest pure-play microlending platform; and QingCloud, China’s leading enterprise-grade cloud computing platform.  Ron has been named by Forbes China as one of China’s “Top Venture Capitalists” over multiple years and is honored by the World Economic Forum as one of its “Young Global Leaders”.

Sky9 Capital’s senior team consists of additional partners with strong venture capital and start-up experience. The team of Wei Hao, Jing Wang, Jonathan Qiu, and Tony Lo, have collectively over 30 years of venture capital experience in the US and China, and they previously worked at world-class technology companies such as Intel, Trilogy, Cisco, and Tencent. Their investments include PinDuoDuo, FaceU, Rong360, ZhaoGangWang, MaMaDaV, FangDuoDuo, JuMei, JingFuZhi, LuckyPai, and Dianping.

Sky9 Capital has completed six investments in its new fund, including ZhaoYouWang, the largest B2B marketplace for petroleum-related products in China; EZbuy, the leading Chinese cross-border e-commerce platform targeting the Southeast Asia market; and eBroker, the leading online platform for wealth management.

About Sky9 Capital
Sky9 Capital is a leading early-stage China-focused technology venture capital firm. With its mission to partner with bold innovators to build world-class companies together and to make a positive impact on the world, Sky9 Capital specializes in the consumer Internet, enterprise, and deep technology sectors.  With presence in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Silicon Valley, our firm approaches investing with a global perspective and selectively partners with early-stage companies that have exceptional founding teams, disruptive and scalable business models, or innovative and transformational technology. For more information, please visit www.sky9capital.com.

Contact: Anthony Lo
Phone Number: +86-21-5238-3699
Email: tony@sky9capital.com

SIX Swiss Exchange and Nasdaq to Develop Distributed Ledger Technology for SIX’s OTC Structured Products

NEW YORK and ZURICH, Switzerland, Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SIX Swiss Exchange and Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) today have announced that Nasdaq, in collaboration with its technology partner Chain, will provide distributed ledger technology (DLT) for a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) for SIX’s OTC structured products business. The solution will integrate with several systems currently managed by SIX and utilize the DLT capabilities at the core of the Nasdaq Financial Framework, Nasdaq’s next-generation enterprise architecture stack. With the MVP, SIX gains first-hand experience regarding the implementation of a DLT solution and investigating how to leverage blockchain technology for SIX and its members in the post-trade environment.

“We are always keen to explore innovative technologies which could serve as basis for wider commercial offering,” said Chris Landis, Division CEO SIX Swiss Exchange. “Working together with Nasdaq reinforces our commitment towards being an exchange at the technology forefront.”

“Nasdaq is a strong believer in the power of emerging technologies to transform financial markets,” said Lars Ottersgård, Executive Vice President and Head of Market Technology, Nasdaq. “This project with SIX Swiss Exchange, one of our long-term partners, is a prime opportunity to explore and implement blockchain technology in a controlled, highly collaborative environment.”

In October 2016, Nasdaq and SIX Swiss Exchange extended their current technology contract, which includes trading technology for SIX equities, ETFs, structured products, funds and fixed income markets, as well as SMARTS Market Surveillance and Nasdaq Pre-Trade Risk Management. The two companies have been partners for more than 10 years.

Nasdaq’s market infrastructure technologies, including trading, real-time risk, index, clearing, CSD and market surveillance systems are operated in over 100 marketplaces, regulators, clearing houses and central securities depositories across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

About SIX Swiss Exchange

SIX Swiss Exchange is one of the leading exchanges in Europe. It connects companies from around the world with international investors and trading participants. It creates particularly market-oriented framework conditions for listing and trading in its highly liquid segments. SIX Swiss Exchange multiplies the locational advantages of the Swiss financial marketplace with first-rate services and is an ideal listing location. It distributes its own range of indices, including Switzerland’s most important blue-chip index SMI®. With the world’s most advanced trading technology X-stream INET it offers excellent trading conditions.

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About Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets. As the creator of the world’s first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world’s securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to 3,800 total listings with a market value of $11 trillion. To learn more, visit: http://business.nasdaq.com

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ASEAN’s 50th birthday marked worldwide

ASEAN’s 50th anniversary was observed across the world on Tuesday attended by diplomats from ASEAN member states.

A ceremony was held in Cairo, Egypt, bringing together representatives from the host country’s Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade Tarek Kabil, the Egyptian Prime Minister’s envoy Assistant Foreign Minister Yasser Morad, and ambassadors of 9 members of the ASEAN Committee.

Vietnamese Ambassador Do Hoang Long addressed the event: The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt has been entrusted by all ASEAN members with important tasks. The Embassy already held the presidency of the ASEAN Committee and has successfully organized conferences and seminars involving ASEAN members. The embassy has worked closely with Egypt’s agencies to promote cultural exchange between Vietnam and Egypt and between ASEAN and Egypt.

During the past 2 years the Embassy has received great support from the embassies of the other ASEAN countries for organizing programs to popularize the Vietnamese culture to Egypt and to the ASEAN community in Egypt.

In Vientiane, the Patousai Square was lit up to mark ASEAN’s 50th birthday and 20 years since Laos joined the ten-member group. The same day, ASEAN’s birthday was also celebrated in Israel, South Africa, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and Argentina.

Source: VOV5

More donations made for flood victims

71,000 USD has been donated by employees of the Government office, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Information and Communications, and the Ministry of Finance to help the northwestern provinces hit by the recent floods and landslides.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Tran Thanh Man received the donations in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Minister and Head of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung said the money will quickly be allocated to flooded provinces to help the local people find accommodations, revive their production and economic development, and repair their schools so that their children can start the new academic year.

The same day, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control received 30 tons of disaster aid worth 230,000 USD from the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance.

The donations will be sent to flooded areas in Yen Bai, Son La, and Nghe An province on Wednesday.

Source: VOV5

Russia, Japan prepare South Kuril isles economic consultation

Russia and Japan will begin the joint economic consultation regarding the South Kuril isles in Moscow on next Thursday, according to a statement from Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This statement followed the meeting between two Foreign Ministers in Manilla, in which they exchange ideas about bilateral ties and security in Northeast Asia.

Russia and Japan have agreed to discuss establishing joint economic activities in the South Kuril isles and continue a deputy foreign minister-level dialogue on strategic stability between the two countries in Moscow on next Friday.

Source: VOV5