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AgentSync Appoints Guidewire CEO Mike Rosenbaum to Board of Directors

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DENVER, Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — AgentSync, the company that’s powering growth and operational efficiency for insurance carriers, agencies and MGAs with world-class producer management and compliance solutions, today announced the appointment of Guidewire Chief Executive Officer Mike Rosenbaum to its Board of Directors. Rosenbaum’s leadership and in-depth corporate experience in insurance and technology will help AgentSync on its mission to revolutionize and modernize insurance compliance.

I look forward to leveraging my capabilities and network in insurance and SaaS to continue driving momentum at AgentSync

“We welcome Mike’s skill set as both an insurance and SaaS leader,” said Niji Sabharwal, Chief Executive Officer of AgentSync. “His experience running the largest insurance core system business on the planet, combined with his 14 years leading product teams at Salesforce, make him a one-of-a-kind fit to help direct the company through this next stage of growth.”

Rosenbaum has been Chief Executive Officer of Guidewire since 2019, where he oversees the company’s position as a top software provider to the global Property and Casualty insurance industry. He also ensures the success of the Guidewire customer community, and directs the advancement of its cloud offerings. Rosenbaum spent 14 years at Salesforce and most recently served as Executive Vice President, with responsibility for customer success and product development.

“AgentSync is a company with a bright future, and I am thrilled to be able to play a role in its success and growth going forward,” said Rosenbaum. “The company’s insurance compliance and producer management solutions unlock significant value for carriers, agencies and MGAs, and I look forward to leveraging my capabilities and network in insurance and SaaS to continue driving momentum for the organization,” he said.

About AgentSync

AgentSync builds modern insurance infrastructure that connects carriers, agencies, MGAs, and producers. The company’s solutions create onboarding, licensing, and appointing processes insurers and producers love while ensuring growth and compliance never compete. Founded in 2018 by Niranjan “Niji” Sabharwal and Jenn Knight, and headquartered in Denver, Colo., AgentSync has been recognized as one of Denver’s Best Places to Work, as a Forbes Magazine Cloud 100 Rising Star, and an Insurtech Insights Future 50 winner.

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Snow Joe® Breaks The Ice For Winter 2023 With Its Innovative Impact-Reducing Steel Ice Chopper

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High-quality steel craftsmanship and spring-loaded, shock-absorbing design make for the most efficient ice chopper to date

HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Snow Joe, America’s #1 brand of snow throwers, debuts its latest ice-breaking innovation: the 7-inch Spring-Loaded Impact-Reducing Steel Ice Chopper with Shock-Absorbing Handle. Engineered to alleviate the painstaking task of chopping hard-packed ice, the Snow Joe Ice Chopper features a unique spring-loaded, durable poly handle with a reinforced, D-ring grip to absorb the shock from ice chopping and reduce the strain on both your wrists and shoulders. Its durable, 7-inch carbon steel chopper blade and heavy-duty, 39.7-inch steel shaft offer control and precision to swiftly scrape, slice, dice and break through layers of tough ice and hard-packed snow on driveways, decks, steps, sidewalks, patios, and more!

“This is no ordinary ice chopper…consumers can break ice smarter, not harder, all winter long.”   –Paul Riley, Jr., COO

“This is no ordinary ice chopper,” says Paul Riley, Jr., Chief Operating Officer at Snow Joe. “With its state-of-the-art steel construction and the significant ease of the spring-loaded, shock-absorbing handle, consumers can break ice smarter, not harder, all winter long.”

Weighing only 3.2 pounds, the Snow Joe Ice Chopper is easy to maneuver and stores compactly.  Plus, it comes with a complete two-year warranty, so consumers can enjoy strain- and pain-free ice removal around their homes, yards, gardens, and garages for seasons to come.

To date, the Snow Joe Chopper has garnered over 3,700 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, earning Amazon’s choice for best ice chopper!  So, when it comes to ice, don’t play nice—Go With Joe® and Get Equipped® with the Snow Joe 7-inch Spring-Loaded Impact-Reducing Steel Ice Chopper with Shock-Absorbing Handle, available while supplies last at snowjoe.com and Amazon.

About Snow Joe

Snow Joe — and its complementary brands Sun Joe®, Aqua Joe®, and Auto Joe® — planted its roots in 2004 as a digitally native, direct-to-consumer company that designs, develops, and distributes high-quality, yet affordable, lawn and garden tools. It has grown to become a leader in electric and cordless snowblowers and electric pressure washers, and now offers a wide range of tools to tackle any outdoor chore, any season. For more information, visit https://snowjoe.com/ or connect on Facebook and Instagram

© 2023 Snow Joe, LLC. All Rights Reserved. AUTO JOE, AQUA JOE, SNOW JOE and SUN JOE are registered trademarks of Snow Joe, LLC.

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CCTV+: China’s top disciplinary body adopts communique to promote full, rigorous Party self-governance

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BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2023 /CNW/ — The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top disciplinary body on Tuesday pledged in a communique that studying and implementing the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress will be the primary political task now and in the near future, and constantly promoting full, rigorous Party self-governance.

 

The communique was adopted at the second plenary session of the 20th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC, which was held in Beijing from Monday to Tuesday.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the session and made an important speech.

The speech made by Xi at the session was studied, and it was agreed that it provided fundamental guidance for advancing the great new project of Party building in the new era and the disciplinary inspection and supervision work on China’s new journey in the new era, according to the communique, which called on all Party members to study and implement the spirit of Xi’s speech.

Discipline inspection and supervision organs must take the study and implementation of the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress as a primary political task at the current stage and in the years to come, and turn effective implementation of the guiding principles into a strong driving force to promote high-quality development of the disciplinary inspection and supervision work on the new journey of the new era.

An eight-point requirement was put forward by the session:

To focus on implementation of the strategic decisions of the 20th CPC National Congress to intensify political oversight;To promote improvement of the systems and regulations for the Party’s self-reform;To ensure that political inspections serve as a powerful tool;To implement the central Party leadership’s eight-point decision on improving conduct with perseverance, tackle pointless formalities, bureaucratism, hedonism, and extravagance;To make all-around efforts to tighten Party discipline;To win the tough and protracted battle against corruption;To advance reform of the discipline inspection and supervision system in an in-depth manner;And to develop qualified human resources capable of shouldering responsibilities in discipline inspection and supervision on the new journey in the new era.

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Insider Acquires MindBehind Signaling A New Era In End-To-End Conversational Commerce & Messaging

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Insider‘s acquisition of Meta-verified, Messaging Platform, MindBehind, heralds a new age in Conversational Commerce & Messaging. This strategic acquisition will enable brands and retailers to deliver end-to-end shopping experiences within messaging applications like WhatsApp.

LONDON, Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Insider, one platform for individualized, cross-channel experiences, today announced that it has acquired MindBehind, a Conversational Commerce and Messaging platform.

This strategic acquisition will enable Insider to accelerate its development of conversational solutions, rooted in MindBehind’s world-class technology. The move will mean marketers can design and deploy highly effective conversational customer experiences, that improve customer engagement, increase lead generation, and boost sales revenue.

With the move, Insider becomes one of the official WhatsApp Business Solution Providers (BSP) and, together, with Meta’s product teams, look forward to developing the next generation of WhatsApp Business solutions, forever changing the dialogue between brands and consumers.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO at Meta recently shared his outlook that the future of commerce will be fueled by end-to-end conversational experiences where consumers can find and buy directly from messaging applications like WhatsApp and Messenger. As one of the first movers in this field, Insider is preparing to launch its revolutionary WhatsApp and Messenger products with Meta.

The latest industry research highlights that more than 58% of consumers are willing to pay more for a better experience, showcasing that in the modern world of commerce, it is not always the product or price that has the most significant impact on conversion and revenue – but the power of the customer experience a brand delivers.

Conversational experiences enable brands to connect with consumers via a dialogue, enabling consumers to discover, inform, educate and convert, with confidence, in real-time, in the messaging applications they use, and in the conversational style they use with friends and family. 

Businesses able to engage consumers in these dialogues via popular channels like WhatsApp, can address needs immediately, remove buyer hesitancy and convert more, to deliver the results and outcomes that matter most to their businesses; from increasing revenue and conversions to driving Average Order Value, reducing Bounce Rates, boosting customer loyalty and repeat-purchase rate.

Insider’s 1,200+ customers, which include 1/3 of the Fortune Global 500, have been able to send 1:1 rich promotional and transactional messages via WhatsApp for three years, and will now be able to further increase engagement and sales with personalized conversations. Consumers will be able to view products, engage in unstructured conversations, add-to-cart and take payment actions all from within WhatsApp.

The user sends a message to their favorite brand via WhatsApp (or the brand can initiate a conversation if the user has given prior communication permission).The user is able to discover and shop available products within WhatsApp, as part of the chat experience.The user can add products to their cart, as simply as on a mobile shopping application or websiteAfter confirming their address, the user is directed to complete their payment to confirm their orderOnce completed, the user receives their order confirmation via WhatsApp and is able to track their order progress within WhatsApp too

“MindBehind’s Conversational Commerce and Messaging capabilities will become an integral part of Insider’s solution. This acquisition accelerates our product roadmap in delivering marketing teams the capabilities they need to stay ahead of the competition and future-proof their businesses,” said Muharrem Derinkök, Insider Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer. “Insider has enabled brands and retailers to send individualized rich promotional and transactional messages via WhatsApp for three years. The acquisition of MindBehind’s WhatsApp solutions into the Insider platform will accelerate our product roadmap to enable our partners to deliver end-to-end customer experiences from within messaging apps to further increase engagement and sales through meaningful dialogues.”

MindBehind’s 70-person team will remain under the guidance of Oguzhan Basegmez, CEO at MindBehind and Anil Kiper, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at MindBehind, to continue developing and innovating this market-leading solution, whilst integrating into Insider’s wider ecosystem.

“Since 2016, MindBehind’s mission has been to create seamless messaging experiences between businesses and consumers,” said Anıl Kiper, Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at MindBehind. “We are excited to be part of the Insider family. This acquisition brings together two innovative companies with a shared vision for the future of customer experience. By combining our technologies, we will be able to offer brands and retailers the most powerful platform for building meaningful connections with their consumers.”

“At Insider, we fundamentally believe that A Brand New Way™ of crafting customer experiences exists; a way that finally embraces the individuality of consumers,” said Insider Co-Founder and CEO Hande Cilingir. “With the acquisition of MindBehind, we are delivering on our mission to develop market-leading technologies and AI that enable brands to deliver next-generation, end-to-end shopping experiences – on the messaging channels, their consumers use and love. Our acquisition of MindBehind signifies our continued commitment to developing industry-leading products that deliver more profitability, growth and revenue for our partners. We are proud that our partners will lead the way as some of the first brands in the world able to deliver this new generation of end-to-end customer experiences, forever changing the dialogue between brands and consumers”.

About Insider

Insider—one platform for individualized, cross-channel experiences—enables enterprise marketers to connect customer data across channels and systems, predict their future behavior with an AI intent engine and individualize customer experiences. Marketers use Insider’s platform to deliver experiences across channels like Web, App, Web Push, Email, SMS, and Messaging Apps (WhatsApp, RCS).

Insider recently unlocked unicorn status and NASDAQ congratulated the company for becoming one of the few woman-founded, women-led B2B SaaS unicorns in the world. Insider was named as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Personalization Engines 2022, The Forrester Wave for Cross-Channel Campaign Management 2021, and IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Customer Data Platforms Focused on Front-Office Users 2021-22 Vendor Assessment. The company has been named the #1 Leader in G2 Winter ’23 reports across 6 categories, including Customer Data Platforms (CDP), Personalization Engines, Personalization Software, Mobile Marketing, Customer Journey Analytics, and E-commerce Personalization. CrunchBase recently ranked Insider’s co-founder and CEO Hande Cilingir as one of the top women CEOs outside the US.

One-third of Fortune 500 and top brands in retail, automotive, and travel choose Insider to deliver AI-led personalized experiences that exceed customer expectations. Insider is trusted by over 1,200 global businesses, including Singapore Airlines, Estée Lauder, Virgin, Toyota, New Balance, IKEA, GAP, L’Oreal, Samsung, Newsweek, MediaMarkt, Nissan, AVIS, Marks & Spencer, Allianz, Madeira Madeira, Santander, BBVA, Pizza Hut, Avon, and CNN.

 

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