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Nomura hires bankers from Bank of America, UBS and Jefferies in U.S. expansion

The Japan Times

NEW YORK – Nomura Holdings Inc. has hired 15 investment bankers in the U.S. from firms including Credit Suisse Group AG, Bank of America Corp. and Jefferies Group LLC as the trading house builds out its North American business.

GoExpedi Expands Its Sales Leadership Team


Business development executives join company's rapidly evolving energy practice that delivers critical parts to minimize down time and reduce costs GoExpedi, an innovative e-commerce, supply chain and analytics company that is reinventing procurement for industrial and energy MRO (maintenance, repair and operations), announced a substantial expansion of its sales team to meet the increasing energy industry demand for the delivery of critical parts and supplies in North America and beyond. "I am excited for what lays ahead for GoExpedi and our rapidly growing sales team," said Tim Maines, GoExpedi's senior vice president of sales. "We assembled the top-performing energy sales representatives from around the country to help us meet a critical need of efficient, reliable and timely ordering and delivery of cost-effective MRO products in oil and gas. They will be instrumental in our service to new and existing customers as we continue to scale our operations and build a solid foundation for long-term, profitable growth across several industries, particularly energy." Marketing Technology News: Globo Named Anchor Partner Of Plug And Play's Media & Advertising Program Elizabeth Stephens, Director of Business Development covering the Houston region, has more than 13 years of sales experience in the oil and gas industry.

Artificial Intelligence: Where We Are & Where We're Going


David Immerman is a business analyst on PTC's Corporate Marketing team providing thought leadership on technologies, trends, markets, and other topics. Previously David was an industry analyst in 451 Research's Internet of Things channel primarily covering the smart transportation space and automotive technology markets, including fleet telematics, connected cars, and autonomous vehicles. He also spent time researching IoT-enabling technologies and other industry verticals including industrial. Prior to 451 Research, David conducted market research at IDC.

30 Amazing (And Free) Big Data And AI Public Data Sources For 2018


Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society. They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don't have the resources to methodically collect every piece of useful information they will need themselves, a huge (and growing) amount is available freely online. Two years ago I wrote an article listing 33 sources of Big Data availably for free online. Of course, in business technology terms that was a lifetime ago, so here's an update with thirty new entries: Includes Comtrade Lab which is a showcase of how cutting edge analytics and tools are used to extract value from the data.

New York, California lawmakers call for state ban on 'wet markets' amid coronavirus

FOX News

Gillian Turner reports on latest calls for China to shut down wet markets and more questions about the origins of the coronavirus. Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. New York and California state lawmakers are calling for a shutdown of all "wet markets" in their states, rolling out new legislation on both coasts to ban the markets--which in China are believed to be linked to the origins of the coronavirus pandemic--for good. California state Sen. Henry Stern and New York Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal this week teamed with animal protection legislative advocacy group Social Compassion in Legislation to roll out the plan for their states, which also would cut off imports of exotic and endangered wildlife that could spread "zoonotic" diseases like COVID-19. Stern and Rosenthal, both Democrats, proposed their legislation after groups of bipartisan lawmakers on Capitol Hill sent letters to the World Health Organization urging it to implement a global ban on live wildlife markets, and the Chinese ambassador to do the same in China.