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Juanes Named 2019 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year™ as Part of Milestone 20th Anniversary

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Proceeds from the annual tribute gala will benefit the charitable
efforts of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Latin Recording Academy® today announced 23-time Latin
GRAMMY® and two-time GRAMMY-winning singer, composer,
musician, and philanthropist Juanes will be the 2019 Latin
Recording Academy Person of the Year as part of its
milestone 20th anniversary.

Juanes will be honored for his creative artistry, unprecedented
humanitarian efforts, support for rising artists, and philanthropic
contributions to the world. Through his songs, international
performances, and work with his organization Fundación Mi Sangre (My
Blood Foundation), and as co-founder of Paz Sin Fronteras (Peace Without
Borders), Juanes continues to raise awareness for the power and
importance of peacebuilding with extraordinary credibility and

The Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year recognition is bestowed
upon musicians of Ibero American heritage in acknowledgment of their
artistic achievements in the Latin music industry, their fellowship, as
well as their humanitarian efforts. Past honorees include Marc
, Miguel Bosé, Roberto Carlos, Plácido
, Emilio Estefan, Gloria EstefanVicente
Juan Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Juan
Luis Guerra
, Julio Iglesias, José José, Maná,
Ricky Martin, Carlos SantanaAlejandro Sanz, Joan
Manuel Serrat
, Shakira, and Caetano

“Juanes is young, but legendary, an artist who has inspired us through
his amazing music for many years and—while doing so—he vigorously
campaigned for political, social, and positive change around the world,”
said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording
Academy. “His leadership and his philanthropic work, in addition to his
positive messages that transcend music, speak volumes about his many
contributions to the community and we are truly honored to recognize him
as this year’s Latin Academy Person of the Year.”

“I remember attending the Latin GRAMMY nominations announcement after my
first solo album was released, and becoming so overcome with emotion
from the shock of hearing my name called seven times, that I had to step
outside for a moment to process how my life had just changed forever,”
shares Juanes. “I was blessed to win three awards that year, and The
Latin Recording Academy has been a fundamental part of bringing my music
to a global audience ever since. Now, I am grateful and deeply honored
to learn that I will get to join such illustrious artists as Juan Luis
Guerra, Carlos Santana, Caetano Veloso, and more, as the Person of the
Year honoree, while also helping The Latin Academy’s efforts to
support future generations of new Spanish-speaking artists. ”

Juanes will be celebrated at a special star-studded gala featuring a
heartfelt tribute concert, including renditions of his renowned
repertoire performed by an impressive array of notable artists and
friends on Nov. 13, 2019, at the MGM Grand Convention Center
in Las Vegas.

Hailing from Medellin, Juan Esteban Aristizábal learned to play guitar
from family members and co-founded the metal band Ekhymosis at 17.
Following extensive success in Colombia, Juanes began a solo career with
the 2000 release of his critically praised debut album, Fíjate Bien,
which unveiled his ongoing distinctive sound that fuses a fierce love of
rock and pop music with searing guitar skill, deeply introspective
lyrics, and a proud reverence for the traditional folk and other
indigenous rhythms of Colombia and Latin America. Continually expanding
his artistry from his debut through his most recent innovative visual
album, Mis Planes Son Amarte, Juanes has notched eight
multiplatinum albums with sales of 20 million copies and 12 No. 1
singles that hold multiple chart records. Along the way, Juanes has been
a leading pioneer in the global audience growth of contemporary
Spanish-language music through groundbreaking performances at many of
the world’s most prestigious venues and television broadcasts. Notable
performances include the Latin GRAMMY Awards, GRAMMY Awards®,
World Cup, the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, the Kennedy Center Honors,
“Sesame Street,” multiple “Tonight Show” appearances, career tributes to
Frank Sinatra, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles, Fleetwood
Mac, and more, as well as a global telecast for families at the personal
request of Pope Francis.

Juanes’ commitment to global activism also extends far beyond the call
for social change in his passionate lyrics, with the artist dedicating
vast time and energy to the philanthropic work of his Mi Sangre
foundation and Paz Sin Fronteras. He has participated in
countless initiatives, including performing before the European
Parliament as a part of a campaign to increase awareness of the dangers
of landmines around the world, and spearheading the second Paz Sin
Fronteras concert for 1.2 million people in Havana. For the past 13
years, through the work of the Mi Sangre foundation, Juanes has
contributed to the empowerment of at-risk children and youth in Colombia
to become agents of change in their communities and to lead the
construction of a culture of peace in the country. Over the years, Mi
Sangre has directly and indirectly impacted almost 1.5 million people in
123 municipalities in Colombia.

Net proceeds from The Latin Academy Person of the Year gala will go
toward the charitable work of the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®
whose mission is to further international awareness and appreciation of
the significant contributions of Latin music and its makers to the
world’s culture through scholarships, fellowships, grants, and
educational programs. The Foundation’s primary charitable focus is to
provide scholarships to students interested in Latin music with
financial need, as well as grants to scholars and organizations
worldwide for research and preservation of diverse Latin music genres.

For information on purchasing tickets to the Person of the Year gala,
please contact The Latin Recording Academy’s ticketing office at
310.314.8281 or


The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based
organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording
artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, and other creative and
technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to
improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and
its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor
excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording
Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music
community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural
Foundation. For more information about The Latin Recording Academy,
please visit


The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation was established by The
Latin Recording Academy® to promote international awareness
and appreciation of the significant contributions of Latin music and its
makers to the world’s culture, and to protect its rich musical legacy
and heritage. The Foundation’s primary charitable focus is to provide
scholarships to students interested in Latin music with financial need,
as well as grants to scholars and organizations worldwide for research
and preservation of diverse Latin music genres. For additional
information, please visit us at
For the latest news and exclusive content, follow us at @latingrammyfdn
on Twitter
and Instagram,
and Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation on Facebook.


Mi Sangre is a nonprofit organization that believes that peace is built
from every individual. Founded thirteen years ago by the singer,
composer, and social leader Juan Esteban Aristizábal, Juanes, with the
aim of co-creating protective environments where children and young
people can discover and exercise their powers as builders of peace. Mi
Sangre develops and implements methodologies so that people impacted by
violence begin to believe in themselves and other members of their
community, discover and strengthen their abilities as children and youth
leaders of change, and promote a culture of peace in their territory.
This method allows Mi Sangre to address problems such as forced
recruitment, child labor, use and abuse of psychoactive substances,
different types of violence, and violation of rights.


The Lippin Group on behalf of The Latin Recording Academy:

For Juanes:
John Reilly / Rogers & Cowan:
(English Language Media)
Mónica Escobar / The 3 Collective: (Spanish
Language Media)

The Latin Recording Academy:
Iveliesse Malavé:

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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.


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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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




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.





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.



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



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



Victoria Guimarin

UPRAISE Marketing + PR for IRI

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 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.


Wipro Media Contact:
Shraboni Banerjee

Wipro Limited

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