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VistaJet เชื่อมต่อลูกค้ากับความหลงใหลของพวกเขาด้วย Global British Polo Day Tour

ลูกค้าจะได้เข้าร่วมการแข่งขันโปโลระดับโลกอันทรงเกียรติ

LONDON, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VistaJet บริษัทการบินเอกชนแห่งแรกและแห่งเดียวในโลก จะเสนอโอกาสให้ลูกค้าได้เพิ่มพูนความหลงใหลต่อกีฬาโปโลในฐานะบริษัทพันธมิตรกับ British Polo Day ในการแข่งขันระดับโลกปีพ.ศ. 2561 หลังประสบความสำเร็จในการเริ่มต้นเป็นพันธมิตรในปีที่ผ่านมา

กีฬาเป็นความสนใจหลักของลูกค้า VistaJet หลายคน ไม่ว่าจะเป็นผู้ชมหรือนักขี่ม้า และเป็นประโยชน์ต่อประชากรโลกที่รักสัตว์และมีความหลงใหลในม้า 39% ซึ่งทำมูลค่าโดยรวมได้สูงมาก VistaJet ได้พัฒนาและเสนอประสบการณ์ที่ยอดเยี่ยมให้กับลูกค้าอย่างต่อเนื่อง โดยรับแรงบันดาลใจจากความหลงใหลที่แท้จริงของพวกเขา ซึ่งได้แก่ ด้านศิลปะ การท่องเที่ยวและกีฬา จากทุกวัฒนธรรมของโลก การเป็นพันธมิตรระดับโลกกับ British Polo Day จะเสนอโอกาสสุดพิเศษให้ลูกค้าเพื่อเพลิดเพลินกับความน่าดึงดูดใจด้วยการรับชมสุดยอดนักกีฬา ซึ่งได้แก่ Adolfo Cambiaso ผู้เล่นอันดับหนึ่งของโลก ในสถานที่ที่โด่งดังและน่าตื่นเต้น อย่างพระราชวังต้องมนต์ Umaid Bhawan ในเมืองจูดห์ปุระ

“ลูกค้าของเราคาดหวังประสบการณ์ที่เหนือกว่าปกติในมาตรฐานสูงสุด” Ian Moore หัวหน้าเจ้าหน้าที่ฝ่ายพาณิชย์ ที่ VistaJet อธิบาย “ความหลงใหลของลูกค้ากลายเป็นความหลงใหลของเรา และการสนับสนุนพวกเขาก็เป็นหลักการพื้นฐานของแบรนด์ VistaJet การเข้าร่วมโอกาสเช่นนี้กับ British Polo Day ทำให้เราสามารถมอบกิจกรรมที่เหนือกว่าใครให้กับประชาคมของเราอย่างต่อเนื่องได้”

หลังกำเนิดขึ้นในเปอร์เซียโบราณ กีฬาโปโลได้มีการเล่นมานานกว่า 2,600 ปี ซึ่งการแข่งขันในยุคใหม่เริ่มขึ้นที่อินเดียตะวันออกเฉียงเหนือในปีพ.ศ. 2402 นับจากนั้นโปโลก็ได้แพร่หลายและเป็นที่สนใจไปทั่วทั้งทวีปยุโรป อเมริกาใต้ เอเชีย และออสเตรเลีย ระหว่างการเดินทางไปประเทศอังกฤษ นักพิมพ์ James Gordon Bennett Jr. ได้รับประสบการณ์การแข่งขันโปโลเป็นครั้งแรก และเมื่อเขาเดินทางกลับไปยังบ้านเกิดของเขาที่นิวยอร์กในปีพ.ศ. 2419 กีฬานี้ก็ได้แพร่ไปทั่วทวีปอเมริกาเหนืออย่างรวดเร็ว

British Polo Day ก่อตั้งจากแนวคิดของการฟื้นฟูประเพณีอันยิ่งใหญ่ของนักกีฬามือสมัครเล่นที่เผยแพร่กีฬาโปโลสมัยใหม่ หลังจากก่อตั้งที่ดูไบในปีพ.ศ. 2552 การสร้างความสัมพันธ์กับประชาคมโลกผ่านชุดประสบการณ์ที่แตกต่างในจุดหมายชื่อดังถือเป็นคำจำกัดความของ British Polo Day มาตั้งแต่เริ่มก่อตั้ง

VistaJet เสนอโอกาสให้ลูกค้าได้เดินทางไปตามกำหนดการสุดพิเศษปีพ.ศ. 2561 ทั้งหมดของ British Polo Day ซึ่งจะเริ่มต้นที่เมืองอาบูดาบีในวันที่ 24 มีนาคม แล้วย้ายไปยังดูไบ นิวยอร์ก เฮนเลย์-อัพพอน-เธมส์ใกล้กรุงลอนดอน และปักกิ่ง ก่อนจะไปสิ้นสุดที่เมืองชัยปุระและจูดห์ปุระ ประเทศอินเดีย ในเดือนธันวาคม

ธรรมชาติทั่วโลกของการแข่งขันนี้สอดคล้องกับแบรนด์และความสำเร็จระดับโลกของ VistaJet อย่างราบรื่น ด้วยเครื่องบินสำหรับเดินทางระยะกลางและระยะไกลแบรนด์เดียวกันกว่า 70 ลำทำให้ VistaJet สามารถรับรองความพร้อมให้บริการกับสมาชิกของโปรแกรมได้แม้มีการแจ้งล่วงหน้าเพียง 24 ชั่วโมง ไม่ว่าจะพวกเขาจะอยู่ที่ไหนบนโลกใบนี้ก็ตาม

Wealth-X Institute UHNW Interests, Passions and Hobbies Study 2018

ข้อมูล 
Jennifer Farquhar | T: +44 203 617 3077 | มือถือ: +44 7834 335505 |  jennifer.farquhar@vistajet.com

เกี่ยวกับ VistaJet 
VistaJet เป็นบริษัทธุรกิจการบินระดับโลกเพียงแห่งแรกและแห่งเดียว VistaJet ให้บริการทางการบินด้วยด้วยฝูงบินที่ประกอบด้วยเครื่องบินธุรกิจสีเงินและสีแดงกว่า 70 ลำแก่ลูกค้าต่างๆ ไม่ว่าจะเป็นองค์กร รัฐบาล และเอกชนสำหรับการเดินทางไปยัง 187 ประเทศ ซึ่งครอบคลุม 96% ของโลก หลังจากการก่อตั้งโดย Thomas Flohr ในปีพ.ศ. 2547 บริษัทได้บุกเบิกนวัตกรรมโมเดลทางธุรกิจแบบใหม่ ด้วยการให้ลูกค้าสามารถเข้าใช้งานเครื่องบินได้ทั้งลำโดยจ่ายเงินเฉพาะค่าชั่วโมงบินเท่านั้น ไม่ต้องรับผิดชอบและความเสี่ยงทางทรัพย์สินที่เกี่ยวเนื่องกับกรรมสิทธิ์ของอากาศยาน โปรแกรมสมาชิกภาพที่เป็นเอกลักษณ์ของ VistaJet จะเสนอให้ลูกค้าลงทะเบียนชั่วโมงบินตามความต้องการเพื่อใช้บริการฝูงบินที่ประกอบด้วยเครื่องบินสำหรับเดินทางระยะกลางและระยะไกลในการเดินทางไปยังทุกที่หมายและทุกเวลา ลูกค้ายังสามารถร้องขอเที่ยวบินตรงแบบเที่ยวเดียวได้ผ่านแอพการจองจากต้นทางถึงปลายทางแห่งแรกของวงการ หรือผ่านทีมระดับโลกที่ให้บริการ 24 ชั่วโมง 7 วัน
ดูข้อมูลและข่าวสารอื่นๆ ของ VistaJet ได้ที่ vistajet.com

เกี่ยวกับ British Polo Day 
British Polo Day เริ่มขึ้นที่ดูไบในปีพ.ศ. 2552 ด้วยจุดหมายในการสร้างแพลตฟอร์มระดับโลกแบบการเชิญเท่านั้นเพื่อก่อความสัมพันธ์กับบุคคลที่น่าสนใจและมีความเคลื่อนไหวมากที่สุดในโลก โดยสร้างประสบการณ์ที่แตกต่างในจุดหมายที่โดดเด่น ปัจจุบันนี้ British Polo Day มีสาขากว่า 60 สาขาใน 16 ประเทศทั่วทั้ง 5 ทวีป ด้วยฐานพันธมิตรที่ยังคงมีลักษณะเฉพาะของการ ‘เป็นที่สุดในระดับโลก’ ในทุกพื้นที่ และตอนนี้ยังเป็นตัวแทนของมรดกที่ต่อยอดมากว่า 2,000 ปี และได้สมทบทุนเพื่อการกุศลสูงกว่า 2 ล้านดอลลาร์
ดูข้อมูลและข่าวสารอื่นๆ ของ British Polo Day ได้ที่ britishpoloday.com

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Comodo CA Sees 35 Percent Year-Over-Year Increase in EV Certificates

EV SSL will be a topic of discussion at the Comodo CA booth during RSA 2018

CLIFTON, N.J., March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Comodo CA, a worldwide leader in digital identity solutions, will address evolving cyberthreats and the increasing importance Extended Validation (EV) TLS/SSL certificates play in securing websites and inspiring consumer trust at the RSA Conference 2018, San Francisco, April 16 – 20.

According to the Feb 2018 Netcraft report, Comodo CA has seen a 35 percent year-over-year increase of EV certificate units* making it one of the fastest growing providers of high assurance certificates.  The volume of EV certificates globally also saw a record year in 2017 as more and more businesses adopt EV as standard practice for their websites.  The demand for stronger, more secure EV certificates comes in the wake of increased phishing websites using Domain Validated (DV) certificates. Phishing websites imitate legitimate websites to steal customers’ funds and identities. Phishing websites using DV certificates get the “Secure” label by browsers, which adds to consumer confusion. Browsers intend the “secure” label to indicate that the link is encrypted to the destination. That destination could be a phishing website. Unfortunately, consumers translate “secure” to mean safe.

“Enabling HTTPS and a padlock in browsers is no longer sufficient for business websites,”  says Bill Holtz, CEO, Comodo CA.  “Online consumers are demanding the additional assurances that the identity of the website they are visiting has been verified by human auditors. The EV certificate that also carries a green identifier in the URL bar is subjected to extensive human scrutiny by the issuing Certificate Authority before a certificate is issued. That contrasts with a DV certificate that undergoes no scrutiny. The green bar tells consumers that they are at a legitimate website and not a phishing website. There has been no phishing attack using the EV certificate.”

At RSA 2018, the world’s leading information security conference and exposition, Comodo CA will exhibit its leading portfolio of solutions that deliver security and trust to over 700,000 businesses worldwide.  Comodo CA will also spotlight the key trends it is seeing that are driving adoption of EV certificates and will cover its recent announcements including:

Comodo CA will be at booth 541 – to schedule a meeting at the show, contact the company at press@comodoca.com.

About Comodo CA
A trusted advisor by enterprises globally for more than two decades, Comodo CA provides digital identity solutions for businesses of all sizes – protecting their employees, customers, intellectual property and overall brand – from damages caused by fraudsters impersonating people and devices. As the largest commercial certificate authority with over 100 million SSL certificates issued worldwide, Comodo CA has the experience and performance to meet the growing need to secure transactions and create online trust. For more information, visit ComodoCA.com.

About RSA Conference
RSA Conference is the premier series of global events where the world talks security and leadership gathers, advances and emerges. Whether attending in the U.S., the EMEA region, or the Asia-Pacific region, RSA Conference events are where the security industry converges to discuss current and future concerns and get access to the people, content and ideas that help enable individuals and companies to win, grow and do their best. It is the ultimate marketplace for the latest technologies and hands-on educational opportunities that help industry professionals discover how to make their companies more secure while showcasing the most enterprising, influential and thought-provoking thinkers and leaders in security today. For information on events, online programming and the most up-to-date news pertaining to the information security industry visit www.rsaconference.com. 

Contact:
Lisa Johnson, LJ Strategic Communications
lisa@ljstratcomm.com
425-766-8736

Netcraft SSL Server Survey – Based on Feb 2018 results compared to Feb 2017 results

CBT Pharmaceuticals to Grow Immuno-Oncology Pipeline by License Agreement of CrownBio CTLA-4 Antibody

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Crown Bioscience, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crown Bioscience International (TWSE:6554) and a global drug discovery and development services company providing translational platforms to advance oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular and metabolic disease research, announced today a strategic licensing agreement with CBT Pharmaceuticals (CBT), a U.S. and China-based innovative biopharmaceutical company committed to becoming a leader in the discovery and development of oncology combination therapies.

The agreement gives CBT exclusive world-wide development and commercialization rights to a novel, recombinant, human monoclonal antibody which targets a differentiated epitope on the cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen-4 (CTLA-4) molecule.  Binding of this antibody to CTLA-4 blocks the interaction of CTLA-4 with its ligands CD80/CD86 thus allowing the cytotoxic T cells to function actively.

Under the terms of this global licensing agreement, CBT gains access to a third checkpoint inhibitor to complement the existing immuno-oncology pipeline of PD-1 and PD-L1 inhibitors. CrownBio is eligible to receive potential future development, regulatory and sales-based milestones payments over $47 M, as well as royalties on net sales. Once the recommended Phase 1 monotherapy portion of the Phase 1/2 trial is completed, combination with other complementary therapies in CBT’s immuno-oncology and targeted therapy portfolios will be initiated.

“This acquisition from CrownBio is another building block in our strategy to develop a portfolio of programs in combination with our pipeline of immuno-oncology and targeted therapies that we believe will lead to a meaningful durable clinical benefit and impact on cancer survival in variety of malignancies and in larger proportion of cancer patients,” said Sanjeev Redkar, PhD, Chief Executive Officer and President of CBT.  He continued, “The CTLA-4 asset fits well with our ongoing clinical studies and we hope to advance an additional three single agent and two combination clinical trials are expected to enter the clinic by the end of 2018.”

Tillman Pearce, MD, Interim Chief Medical Officer, added “The CTLA-4 asset demonstrated stronger binding and its performance in nonclinical models compares quite favorably to the marketed CTLA-4 which may allow for differentiation in the clinic.”

Dr. Jean Pierre Wery, CEO of CrownBio stated, “CrownBio enables biopharmaceutical clients and partners the scientific platform to advance drugs to market to improve treatment options to patients. This includes strategic licensing of proprietary antibodies.  We are pleased to support CBT’s innovative immuno-oncology pipeline by licensing our CTLA-4 recombinant, human monoclonal antibody.”

About CBT Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CBT Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an innovative biopharmaceutical company committed to becoming a global leader in the discovery and development of oncology combination therapies by focusing on therapeutics harnessing the immune system and targeting specific molecular pathways to tame cancer. The acquisition of the CTLA-4 compliments the company’s existing pipeline of four development-stage assets. CBT has two novel humanized monoclonal antibodies – CBT-501, targeting the Programmed Death-1 (PD-1) membrane receptor of immune cells, as well as Programmed Death Ligand-1 (PD-L1) (CBT-502) that restores the body’s immune system to recognize and kill cancer cells. In addition, CBT-101, is an oral c-MET inhibitor targeting the epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) pathway and CBT-102, an oral multi-targeted kinase inhibitor that targets uncontrolled growth signaling pathways. The company was founded in 2016. For more information, please visit www.cbtpharma.com and follow us on Twitter @CBTpharma.

About Crown Bioscience, Inc.
CrownBio is a global drug discovery and development solutions company providing translational platforms to advance oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular and metabolic disease research. With an extensive portfolio of relevant models and predictive tools, CrownBio enables clients to deliver superior clinical candidates.

Contact:
Cammy Duong
MacDougall Biomedical Communications
781-591-3443
cduong@macbiocom.com

Cloudflare Announces Mobile SDK to Monitor Network Performance for Applications

New free solution delivers network analytics to any mobile app developer

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, today announced the Cloudflare Mobile SDK, a free solution that enables any mobile app developer to understand network performance and metrics.

Consumers are frustrated by mobile apps that are slow, crash, or deliver errors that degrade the user experience. For mobile app developers, a bad user experience means poor reviews, lower engagement, and reduced conversion on business metrics.

Delivering consistent app performance requires focusing on every link in the chain: app code, network calls between the app and edge networks, and server infrastructure. There are a number of solutions that give developers analytics on their applications, but there has never been a way for app developers to understand how often their apps fail due to network errors.

App developers easily integrate the Cloudflare Mobile SDK with their mobile apps to give them visibility into network performance and errors around the world. The Cloudflare Mobile SDK is complementary to existing developer tools like Crashlytics, Rollbar, Sentry, Instabug, etc.

“Cloudflare is focused on helping to build a better Internet, from handset to origin server and back,” said Matthew Prince, co-founder and CEO of Cloudflare. “We wanted to help mobile app developers better track network performance easily and for free, because it’s better for the Internet.”

Examples of network errors impacting user experience include:

  • Disconnects that occur when roaming from network-to-network (e.g. from a cell network to home Wi-Fi).
  • Packet loss due to poor signal.
  • Congestion on the Internet between the cell tower and infrastructure.

The Cloudflare Mobile SDK offers app developers never-before-seen insights to improve their customers’ user experience. The benefits of the Cloudflare Mobile SDK include:

  • Lightweight: No impact on performance or device battery life.
  • Actionable, Novel Data: Understand network performance in apps the same way developers analyze network calls in a browser.
  • Minimal Dependencies: Anyone can use the Cloudflare Mobile SDK to collect data, even those not using any Cloudflare infrastructure.
  • Private by Design: Cloudflare will never collect persistent identifiers or sell your data to third parties.
  • Easy Setup: Installing Cloudflare’s Mobile SDK is easy, only requiring developers to add a few lines of code to an iOS or Android application.

A number of customers have already integrated the Cloudflare Mobile SDK into their applications:

“Cloudflare is helping us deliver a faster, more reliable cryptocurrency trading experience to our users,” said Kirill Yashuk, co-founder and CTO of TabTrader. “The Mobile SDK was straightforward to integrate into our apps despite a complicated use case, and data started flowing quickly.”

“Our users never complain about poor connectivity; they complain our app doesn’t work,” said Ben Yule, CTO of Spire. “After integrating the SDK, my engineering team has visibility where previously we had none. Cloudflare’s Mobile SDK delivers the missing link in app experience monitoring.”

“Network access has a huge impact on any connected user experience in mobile, but mobile network latency is often ten times the latency of server processing times and mostly untracked,” said Alex Austin, CEO of Branch Metrics. “Cloudflare’s focus on bringing mobile network issues to light with minimal engineering effort will be great for users and even better for developers.”

To learn more about Cloudflare Mobile SDK, please check out the resources below.

About Cloudflare
Cloudflare, Inc. (www.cloudflare.com / @cloudflare) is on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month, which is nearly 10 percent of all Internet requests for more than 2.5 billion people worldwide. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with each new site added. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, named the Most Innovative Network & Internet Technology Company for two years running by the Wall Street Journal, and ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative companies by Fast Company. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Cloudflare has offices in Austin, TX, Champaign, IL, Boston, MA, Washington, DC, London, and Singapore.

Contact:
Daniella Vallurupalli
Communications
daniella@cloudflare.com
press@cloudflare.com
650-483-4463

Amper Music Raises $4M to Fuel Growth of Artificial Intelligence Music Composition Technology

Funding enables Amper Music to expand internationally and scale internal resources to meet rising global popularity

NEW YORK, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amper Music, the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) music composer, performer, and producer that lets you instantly create and customize original music without needing any prior music experience, today announced it has raised an additional $4 million seed round. The financing was led by Horizons Ventures with Two Sigma Ventures, Advancit Capital, Foundry Group and Kiwi Venture Partners also participating. This brings the company’s total investment to $9 million.

Amper will use the latest funding to expand the company’s presence internationally, and it plans to double its employee base in the US to meet the growing customer desire for scalable, high-quality music creation.

“Amper’s rapid growth is a testament to how the massive growth of media requires a technological solution for music creation,” said Drew Silverstein, CEO and Co-founder of Amper Music. “Amper’s value stems not only from the means to collaborate and create music through AI, but also from its ability to help power media at a global scale.”

Founded by Hollywood film composers Drew Silverstein, Sam Estes, and Michael Hobe, Amper Music is for anyone around the world who uses, consumes or creates music. Amper is especially appealing to content creators and developers. Using Amper, content creators can simplify their workflow and avoid the time, budgetary, and licensing frustrations of stock music. The music created with Amper receives a global, royalty-free, and perpetual license, eliminating the many legal and financial hurdles of traditional music licensing. Users can select a mood, genre and track duration, then customize the track with a multitude of easy-to-use editing functionality. Amper also serves as a creative partner to artists, musicians, and composers, who can collaborate with Amper in the creation of their own music.

“Music is inherently a cross-cultural and geographically boundless experience,” said Phil Chen, Advisor at Horizon Ventures. “That factor coupled with the rising intrigue of mixing music and machines well positions Amper for global expansion.”

“We’re excited to continue to support Amper through this next phase of growth and expansion,” says Colin Beirne of Two Sigma Ventures. “Amper continues to push the envelope in delivering AI-powered music composition technology, giving its content-rich customers and partners access to high-quality customized music at the touch of a button.”

About Amper Music
Amper Music is the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) music platform that empowers media creators to effortlessly collaborate with Amper’s web application and API to craft and customize original music, instantly, without needing any prior music experience. From video to gaming and other interactive technologies, Amper powers the music for all forms of media content. Amper enables creators to avoid the time, budgetary, and licensing frustrations of stock music. Through its simplified workflow, creators can produce original soundtracks without leaving their existing platform. For more information, visit ampermusic.com.

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Lexin Appoints Two New Directors to Expand Board

SHENZHEN, China, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (“Lexin” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:LX), a leading online consumer finance platform for educated young adults in China, today announced the appointment of Dr. Neng Wang as an independent director of the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”), and the appointment of Mr. Xiaoguang Wu as a director of the Board, effective on March 20, 2018. These two appointments have expanded the Board to eight members, from six previously.

Dr. Wang is also serving as a member of the audit committee, the compensation committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee of the Board. Dr. Wang has replaced Mr. Keyi Chen, Mr. Jared Yi Wu, and Mr. Yibo Shao respectively from the abovementioned committees of the Board, all of whom remain as directors on the Board.

Dr. Wang has been Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate at Columbia Business School since July 2007, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 2009. He has widely published in leading economics, finance, and business journals. Among other awards and honors, he has won a Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize awarded by the Journal of Finance, and the Bettis Distinguished Scholar Award from Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He was an editor in the Finance area at the Management Science and is currently an associate editor at the Journal of Finance, among others. Dr. Wang received a B.S. in physical chemistry from Nanjing University, China in 1992, an M.S. in chemistry from California Institute of Technology in 1995, an M.A. in international relations from the University of California, San Diego in 1997, and a Ph.D. in finance from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2002.

Mr. Xiaoguang Wu, also known as Free, currently serves as the co-founder of Welight Capital and as an advisor at Eleven Two Capital. He was named as senior management adviser of Tencent in June 2015. Mr. Wu joined Tencent (SEHK: 00700) in 1999, and was a member of the founding team. He led the development and product planning for Tencent’s core product, QQ, and served as project manager for the QQ research and development team. He also served as general manager of Tencent’s IM product division and the internet business division. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Wu served as chief executive officer of Tencent’s e-commerce unit. Mr. Wu has extensive experience in product research and development, product planning, product operations and marketing internet products. He received his B.S. degree from Nanjing University in 1996, and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School in 2008.

“We are honored to have both Dr. Neng Wang and Mr. Xiaoguang Wu join our board of directors, and we look forward to benefitting from their insights and extensive experience,’’ said Mr. Jay Wenjie Xiao, Lexin’s chairman and chief executive officer. “As Lexin continues its rapid growth by leveraging our financial technology and online consumer finance advantages, we aim to strengthen our corporate governance and oversight of key board and committee functions with these director appointments.”

Pursuant to these appointments, the Board is now comprised of eight members. The Board’s audit committee, compensation committee, and nominating and corporate governance committees now each has three members, two of whom are independent directors.

About LexinFintech Holdings Ltd.

LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (“Lexin” or the “Company”) is a leading online consumer finance platform for educated young adults in China. As one of China’s leading financial technology companies, Lexin integrates its e-commerce-driven installment finance platform, Fenqile, with advanced risk management technologies, the Company’s Dingsheng asset distribution technology platform, and the Company’s Juzi Licai online investment platform for individual investors, to create a comprehensive consumer finance ecosystem. The Company utilizes technologies including big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence to enable the near-instantaneous matching of user funding requests with offers from the Company’s more than 30 funding partners, which include commercial banks, consumer finance companies, and other licensed financial institutions.

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Big C Engages Its Customers Across Southeast Asia with Personalized Marketing

Thailand’s second largest hypermarket operator partners with Symphony RetailAI to respond to changing regional trends that are driving significant changes in shopping behavior

DALLAS, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Symphony RetailAI, the leading global provider of Artificial Intelligence-enabled decision platforms, solutions and customer-centric insights that drive validated growth for retailers and CPG manufacturers, today announced that Big C is implementing its SR Personalized Marketing solution.

Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, Big C is a leading omnichannel retailer in Thailand and Southeast Asia with hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience, health and beauty formats, and online and ecommerce channels. With Asia accounting for four out of the top 15 countries globally where internet users spend the most time on social media worldwide, the region’s consumers are highly connected, tech-savvy, socially fluid and vocal. They want personalization, crave rewarding experiences and have a strong desire for convenience and immediacy.

Shifting strategic engagement to meet cultural changes in what consumers want
Thailand is undergoing significant lifestyle changes. Urbanization, millennial influence, mobile technology, and rising incomes are driving demand for and the rapid growth of the convenience channel, with Big C alone opening two new convenience outlets every three days. Already one of the leading nations for eating away from home, Thais have significantly increased their appetite for ready-to-eat options from convenience channels. Adding to these significant shifts, the country currently has one of the highest social-media adoption rates worldwide. With this as a backdrop, Big C relaunched its loyalty program which had been initiated years prior, but wanted to engage its 6.2 million customers on a deeper, more emotional level.

The company is now aggressively moving to build a new personalization program founded around the customer lifecycle. It is working towards personalization at basket and/or category level(s) and sending personalized digital offers via text, a mobile app and a program website. In addition to using SR Personalized Marketing — an omni-channel solution that leverages embedded algorithms and a relevancy engine to ensure that each shopper’s communication is appropriate, timely and individualized — Big C is adopting the solution’s mobile capabilities. This will allow the retailer to leverage a geofencing mobile app that interacts with shoppers at the right moment and in the right place, delivering timely and relevant messages. This is a key component of the Big C strategy around its changing customer demographic.

“The Southeast Asia region is one of the most rapidly changing regions of the world when we consider grocery,” said Gary Hardy, Chief Operating Officer, Big C. “Our customers are demanding more variety, convenience, flexibility, and an enhanced service. They want ‘round-the-clock omnichannel experiences that match their changing lifestyles. As a result, we need to engage customers on a more 1:1 basis, focusing on digital touchpoints and moment marketing to improve the entire shopping experience for our customers.”

“We’ve had a great working partnership with Big C for over six years,” said Oscar Garcia-Velasco, Regional Vice President, Symphony RetailAI, Asia. “We are very excited to see Big C taking this next step in their ongoing evolution to serve their customers. Understanding how to best use customer data to enhance relationships through more relevant, personalized offers is key to success. Embracing the role of mobile in how their customers want to engage with them, will help Big C create a competitive edge and increase customer loyalty.”

About Symphony RetailAI
Symphony RetailAI is the leading global provider of Artificial Intelligence-enabled decision platforms, solutions and customer-centric insights that drive validated growth for retailers and CPG manufacturers, from customer intelligence to personalized marketing, and merchandising and category management, to supply chain and retail operations. Symphony RetailAI is innovating rapidly to drive faster, more profitable decisions through AI, machine learning and voice technologies. We are trusted by over 1,200 organizations including 15 of the world’s 25 largest grocery retailers, thousands of retail brands, and hundreds of national and regional chains worldwide to help solve their toughest business problems, through AI-powered customer intelligence and retail solutions. Symphony RetailAI was formed in January 2018 incorporating Symphony GOLD and Symphony EYC into the company as the Retail Solutions Division and Customer Intelligence Division respectively. More at www.symphonyretailai.com. Follow us on Twitter: @symphonyretail.

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