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Fast-Growing Colorado Software Company Expands Education Partnership to Diversify the Tech Workforce

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Colorado-based Cherwell Software announces ongoing collaboration
with CodePath.org to create educational pathways to tech industry jobs
for diverse candidates

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cherwell
Software
, a global leader in service management, announced today
that it is expanding its partnership with CodePath.org,
a nonprofit increasing diversity in tech by transforming college
computer science education for underrepresented minorities and
underserved populations. Through the social impact partnership, Cherwell
will support CodePath.org’s mission through philanthropy, employee
giving, and providing internships to graduates of the CodePath.org
undergraduate computer science courses.

“We are thrilled to continue our support of CodePath.org, which creates
more opportunities for a more diverse talent pool in the technology
field,” said Jean Patrick, chief transformation officer at Cherwell.
“The evidence is clear: a more diverse workforce better serves the
diverse demographics of customers while filling an increasing skills gap
in the technology sector. Michael Ellison and the team at CodePath.org
have developed an extraordinary, scalable system for equipping talented
individuals from all backgrounds to achieve success in the tech
industry.”

Based in San Francisco, California, CodePath.org collaborates with
students and professors to offer in-person, on-campus courses during the
academic year, and runs remote-classroom courses during the summer,
teaching the technical fundamentals and tools used at the nation’s
preeminent tech companies. Since 2013, CodePath.org has trained more
than 4,000 developers at over 800 technology companies, including
Microsoft, Facebook, and Airbnb.

As part of Cherwell’s growing investment in computer science education,
the company will also welcome two CodePath.org interns to its
engineering team based in Colorado Springs in summer 2019, the first
interns to be placed by the nonprofit in a Colorado company.

Additionally, a team of Cherwell employees will play in the Denver
Startup Games
tournament-style competition on May 18, to raise funds
for CodePath.org. The total amount donated will depend on where Cherwell
places relative to other competing corporate teams, including Fastly,
HomeAdvisor and Zoom. Founder and CEO of CodePath.org, Michael Ellison,
will participate with the Cherwell team. Ellison first collaborated with
the company at Cherwell’s global customer conference in the fall of 2018
to speak about CodePath.org’s mission and to announce the partnership.

“We’re excited to participate in the Startup Games alongside my friends
at Cherwell and, especially, to expand our Colorado presence – providing
more opportunity for computer science students to get relevant industry
experience and access the region’s fast-growing tech sector,” Ellison
said. “As we grow our programs nationally and even globally, our hope is
that relationships like this one with Cherwell will move us closer to
eliminating technical educational inequity and enabling more diverse
populations to access technical careers.”

The general public is invited to attend the Denver Startup Games on
Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the EXDO event center in Denver, Colorado.
Tickets are available for purchase. For more information, visit startupgames.com/denver

Cherwell Software was established in 2004 to offer technology that helps
organizations grow and innovate by automating service workflows. The
founders chose four core values – heart, hunger, humility, and honesty –
that have defined the company since its inception and also helped to
create a culture of service.

About CodePath.org: CodePath.org partners with colleges and major tech
companies to prepare CS students for careers in technology. CodePath.org
supplements university CS programs with industry-trusted curriculum,
personalized student support, career preparation and jobs placement to
help boost enrollment of underrepresented groups in computer science
programs and lower the attrition rate of those groups. CodePath.org runs
programming courses at more than 20 universities and has taught more
than 1,700 students in the past three years. Please visit https://CodePath.org to
learn more about the program and its goals.

Startup Games, founded in Austin, Texas in 2012, unites high-growth
startup companies (and startups-at-heart) in friendly competition to
build great cultures that value giving back to their local communities.
The one-day event is currently in Austin, Denver, and Atlanta and
consists of 10 games played in bracket-style, heat or free-for-all
formats. A 501(c) organization, Startup Games is an initiative of
Notley, a platform to energize, enable, and empower purpose-driven
people to scale impact. Notley converges profits and purpose to build an
ecosystem that creates audacious solutions using knowledge, capital, and
collaboration. For more information, visit www.startupgames.com and https://www.notleyventures.com/.

About Cherwell Software: Cherwell (@Cherwell)
empowers organizations to transform their business through the rapid
adoption and easy management of digital services. Cherwell’s adaptable
platform has enabled thousands of organizations to modernize their
business operations with customizable service management, automation,
and reporting across the enterprise. For more information, visit: http://www.cherwell.com.

Contacts

Media Contact:
Keith Little
keith.little@cherwell.com
720-382-7727

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2019 Super Penguin Celebrity Game Sees a Successful Completion

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Ginóbili and Parker Lead the Highest-standard Game

SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–On September 21st, 2019 (Beijing time), the 2019 Super Penguin Celebrity Game completed successfully at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. NBA legendaries Manu Ginóbili and Tony Parker joined hands with Li Chen, Zheng Kai, Xiao Jingteng and other celebrities, and presented a cross-border basketball game for the audience. The game ended at 45-56, team Red Force took the prize from team Blue Energy. YeZhou won the MVP with his excellent performance.

ESPN live broadcasted the game in various countries and regions including Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States. It has spread the fascination of the game to every continent except the Antarctic.

The Super Penguin Celebrity Game is a celebrity basketball event that brings together professional basketball players and hottest entertainment celebrities. Initiated by Tencent Sports (SEHK: 700) in 2016, the Super Penguin Celebrity Game has been successfully held for four consecutive years, attracting more than 160 basketball players and entertainment celebrities, including NBA legends such as Tracy McGrady, Allen Iverson, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Chris Bosh, and entertainment stars like Kris Wu, Bai Jingting, Xiao Jingteng.

In fact, the Super Penguin Celebrity Game is composed of a basketball reality show and a basketball game. The basketball reality show involves 32 entertainment stars, which are divided into 16 teams. With the professional guidance from NBA legend Manu Ginóbili and world-renowned trainer Ganon Baker, the players boosted their egos through the tough training and intense competitions lasting 8 weeks. The show has attracted more than 30 million individual users, among who female viewers account for more than 40%, making the show a pioneer in breaking the boundary between sports and entertainment.

Through 4 years of exploration, the Super Penguin Celebrity Game has developed from a single event to a matrix of contents comprising variety shows and sports events. It has become an exemplary IP integrating sports and entertainment, while it also has built the presence of basketball among the mass public.

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David Andrew

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IRI to Discuss Advertising Campaign Data Analytics Strategies in Three Sessions at Advertising Week New York

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IRI:

WHO:

At the “ The State of AI” session, presenters will be:

 

Nishat Mehta, President, Media Center of Excellence, IRI®

 

Jocelyn Lee, Head of AI, Heat

Nate Rackiewicz, Chairman and Co-Founder, METEOR NOW

 

Sara Robertson, Global Vice President, Product and Engineering, Xaxis

 

At the “So Much Data…So Little Time” session, presenters will be:

JP Beauchamp, Senior Vice President, Media Center of Excellence, IRI

Christine Frohlich, Vice President Product Marketing, Experian

 

Duncan McCall, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PlaceIQ

 

Elliott Easterling, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, TrueData

 

 

At the “Measurement on Demand” session, presenters will be:

Vijoy Gopalakrishnan, Senior Vice President, Media Center of Excellence, IRI

Abishake Subramanian, Director, Digital Advertising, Media Sales and Strategy, Sam’s Club

Adam Gitlin, Head of Data, Annalect

Lisa Hill, Brand Manager, Starbucks At Home Coffee/Personalized Marketing, Nestlé Coffee Partners

 

Maciej Szczepaniak, Global Brand Measurement, Lead Google

 

 

WHAT:

On September 23, IRI’s Nishat Mehta will participate on a panel with the Heat’s Jocelyn Lee, METEOR NOW’s Nate Rackiewicz and Xaxis’ Sara Robertson to discuss the use of AI in technology and measurement mechanisms, the effect on creative and talent resources and risks in brand safety and fraud, during their session titled, “The State of AI.

 

Later that day, IRI’s JP Beauchamp will serve on a panel with Experian’s Christine Frohlich, PlaceIQ’s Duncan McCall and TrueData’s Elliott Easterling that will cover the endless amounts of data available to brands. The panel will provide advice to brand managers on top methods to integrating online and offline data, executing omnichannel campaigns, reducing media waste through better targeting strategies as well as measuring campaigns effectively, during their session titled, “So Much Data…So Little Time.

 

 

On September 26, IRI’s Vijoy Gopalakrishnan will take the stage with Sam’s Club’s Abishake Subramanian, Annalect’s Adam Gitlin, Nestlé Coffee Partners’ Lisa Hill and Google’s Maciej Szczepaniak to discuss the longstanding challenge faced by marketers — on demand advertising effectiveness measurement. The panel will review tools available to marketers such as in-flight optimization, better and less expensive measurement techniques and connecting advertising effectiveness to bottom of the funnel metrics, during their session titled, “Measurement on Demand.

 

WHY:

 

 

Brands are faced with an immense amount of data, and it is now the job of marketers to decipher the data to find the best product lines, advertising campaigns or social media influencers that most align with that company. In today’s data-focused world, brands must be able to utilize artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to interpret vast data sets in order to create quality products and target the right customers.

 

WHEN:

The State of AI

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. ET

 

So Much Data…So Little Time

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET

 

Measurement on Demand

 

Thursday, September 26, 2019

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. ET

 

WHERE:

Advertising Week New York

AMC Lincoln Square Campus

1998 Broadway

 

New York City, NY 10023

About IRI

IRI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses. A confluence of major external events — a change in consumer buying habits, big data coming into its own, advanced analytics and personalized consumer activation — is leading to a seismic shift in drivers of success in all industries. With the largest repository of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI is empowering the personalization revolution, helping to guide its more than 5,000 clients around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers, collaborate with key constituents and deliver market-leading growth. For more information, visit www.iriworldwide.com.

Contacts

IRI:

Victoria Guimarin

UPRAISE Marketing + PR for IRI

Email: iri@upraisepr.com
Phone: +1 415.397.7600

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Spirit of Wipro Run Brings Together Participants from 110 Cities Across 34 Nations

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EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. & BANGALORE, India–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#FurtherTogether–Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) (BSE: 507685) (NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today organized the 14th edition of the ‘Spirit of Wipro’ (SOW) Run in 110 cities across 34 countries.

The theme for this year’s Run was “#FurtherTogether”, which celebrated the spirit of camaraderie and several thousands of Wipro employees, their friends and families, alumni, customers, partners and suppliers came together for the event.

The SOW Run reinforces the core values of the organization-

  • Be passionate about clients’ success,
  • Treat each person with respect,
  • Be global and responsible and
  • Unyielding integrity in everything we do.

This annual global event has people stepping forward together as a community to bring about progressive change in the society.

Commenting on the run, Abidali Z Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Wipro Limited said, “The SOW Run is our annual, global tradition. This year’s theme of ‘FurtherTogether’ is aimed to inspire everyone to go the extra mile and is a reminder that anyone can achieve anything if they put their mind to it. We celebrate the collective spirit of Wiproites across the world on this special day and appreciate their contributions towards social causes globally.”

Saurabh Govil, President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Wipro Limited said, “The SOW Run celebrates the people of Wipro. Over the years, this annual run has become one of the largest employee engagement events in the world. Every year the run brings together our employees, their families and friends, clients, partners and suppliers. It is a great testament of what the spirit of togetherness and genuine collaboration can achieve.”

The SOW Run 2019 was organized in New Jersey, Portland, Mountain View, Atlanta, Tampa, Boston, Austin, Dallas, Reading, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Edmonton, Ottawa, Dublin, Yokohama, Kuala Lumpur, Curitiba, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Cebu, Manila, Doha, Dubai, Dalian, Singapore, Johannesburg, and Zurich among other cities.

In India, the SOW Run 2019 was held in 15 cities, including Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune and Kolkata. The event saw an officially timed 21K or half marathon in Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and Hyderabad. This apart, timed 10K was held in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Each year the proceeds from the SOW Run are used towards social causes identified by the locations, globally. The funds raised by the runners globally are matched 100% by Wipro Limited and are utilized by Wipro Cares, the community initiatives arm of Wipro Limited. In the United States, where Wipro has a significant presence, the funds will be used to support educational programmes in underserved communities. In India, the 2019 edition of the Run is supporting the educational needs of underprivileged and disadvantaged children.

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 175,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

Contacts

Wipro Media Contact:
Shraboni Banerjee

Wipro Limited

shraboni.banerjee@wipro.com

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