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Swissco.com reports World Economy 2024: Perspectives, Challenges, and Opportunities

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JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The global economic landscape in 2024 stands at a pivotal juncture, marked by significant transitions and burgeoning opportunities. With the world still navigating the aftereffects of the pandemic alongside rapid technological advancements, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offers a cautiously optimistic projection of a 3.1% growth in global GDP. This outlook encapsulates the complex interplay of challenges and prospects facing investors and policymakers.

Leading the economic charge in 2024 are Asia’s emerging markets, notably India and China, which are anticipated to exhibit vigorous growth. The United States is expected to maintain a robust growth trajectory, contrasting with Europe’s more subdued forecast, especially within the euro area, where growth rates are projected between 1.5% and 1.7%. The economy of the Russian Federation is also expected to grow, albeit at a pace slightly below the global average, reflecting the varied economic dynamics across regions.

The geopolitical arena in 2024 is fraught with developments that could significantly sway economic policies and global market trends. Key among these are the European Parliament elections, which stand to influence the EU’s environmental and energy policies decisively. Similarly, the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine remains a pivotal concern for Europe’s energy security and broader economic outlook.

The U.S. presidential election represents another critical juncture with far-reaching implications for global economic policies and investment climates. The election outcome is poised to shape global trade dynamics, regulatory landscapes, and international relations, emphasizing the intertwined nature of the global economy.

Amid these geopolitical and economic shifts, technological innovation continues to be a linchpin of growth, with sectors such as AI, cybersecurity, and biotechnology leading the charge towards redefining industry landscapes and opening new market opportunities. Simultaneously, the push towards sustainability and eco-friendly business models is gaining momentum, offering lucrative prospects for entities aligned with these paradigms.

In the complex economic landscape of 2024, the ability to adapt to market conditions, capitalize on technological breakthroughs, and embrace sustainable practices is crucial for success. Swissco.com is an essential resource for investment professionals seeking to navigate financial markets effectively.  By providing access to essential tools, insights, and analysis, Swissco.com empowers investors to leverage opportunities and mitigate risks, ensuring they are well-positioned to thrive in the year ahead.

This approach emphasizes the need for strategy and adaptability for the full potential of the economy in 2024.

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Verndale Welcomes Max Fresen as Chief Experience Officer

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New CXO Brings Over Two Decades of Experience in Advertising and Marketing to Lead the Agency’s Experience Design Team

BOSTON, March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Verndale, a digital experience agency headquartered in Boston, MA, announced the appointment of Max Fresen as their Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Max joins Verndale from BRANDtho, where he successfully led as CXO, bringing with him over two decades of invaluable experience in the advertising and marketing industry.

Following 2023 investments in the strategy team, Verndale welcomes a new CXO to steward innovation in experience design.

As CXO at Verndale, Max will play a pivotal role in charting the agency’s future. He’ll lead the experience design team and drive initiatives that align with the organization’s strategic goals.

Chris Pisapia, CEO of Verndale, shares, “As we steer Verndale through our transformative growth as a company, our focus on delivering business value remains. Balancing technical expertise with strategic creativity is key. Following our investments in the agency’s strategy team in 2023, we’re thrilled to announce Max Fresen’s hire to steward innovation in experience design. This move expands our creative services and reflects our commitment to redefining digital experiences and propelling clients’ initiatives forward.”

Max’s recruitment reinforces the agency’s commitment to excellence and innovation. In his role as the head of experience design, Max will be responsible for delivering engaging and impactful experiences across all channels and platforms, contributing to Verndale’s evolution as a strategic partner to its clients.

“I’m thrilled to join Verndale at this pivotal moment in the evolution of communication arts. In an era where generative technologies have made the once impossible commonplace, capturing customers’ attention and building a brand has become more challenging than ever,” comments Max. “Navigating the intersection of art and science is now essential for a company’s success. With Verndale’s decades of experience crafting tech-enabled experiences at an enterprise scale, we’re uniquely positioned to be the ideal partner for this transformative journey. I’m excited to contribute to Verndale’s mission and drive impactful outcomes for our clients and their customers.”

Max’s extensive experience and leadership at previous agencies prime him to lead and grow the Experience Design team and drive outcomes for our clients. His passion for pushing the boundaries of technology and psychology and his commitment to making the world a better place through design and innovation make him a valuable addition to the Verndale team. 

About Verndale

Verndale is a digital agency that designs, develops, and delivers high-performing websites and ecommerce experiences. The agency guides clients in creating more human experiences in a digital world and is committed to pushing boundaries, achieving growth objectives, and optimizing digital experiences for its clients and their customers. Verndale offers digital strategy, experience design, digital marketing, customer relationship management (CRM), and sales quoting solutions. The agency leverages best-in-class technologies to deliver clients custom solutions that stand above the rest.

As a recognized Optimizely Premium partner, Verndale has earned seven MVP awards, holds 60 certifications, and boasts 30 global accreditations. In 2023 and 2021, the agency was honored with the Optimizely Partner of the Year award. Verndale is also North America’s leading Sitecore Enterprise Solution provider and Platinum partner. With nine MVPs and 25 certified developers, Verndale’s specializations include Experience Platform, XM Cloud, OrderCloud, CDP & Personalization, and Content Hub. 

For more information about Verndale’s innovative solutions and industry expertise, visit verndale.com. Get in touch with us at hello@verndale.com.

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EMA Research Webinar to Explore How Enterprises Can Be More Successful with Their Network Automation Initiatives

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According to new research from EMA, only 18% of network automation initiatives are a complete success

LAFAYETTE, Colo., March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Enterprise Management Associates (EMA™), a leading IT and data management analyst research and consulting firm, today announced it will host a research webinar titled “Enterprise Network Automation: Emerging from the Dark Ages and Reaching Toward NetDevOps,” based on recent research by Shamus McGillicuddy, EMA’s vice president of research covering network management. The research explores the challenges and opportunities of network automation for enterprise IT organizations.

Network automation continues to be a science project for too many companies. With this research, I tried to identify a path forward for IT decision-makers.

According to EMA’s new research, only 18% of network automation initiatives are a complete success. This indicates that network automation remains a significant challenge for many organizations. The webinar will provide insights and guidance to help organizations improve the success of their network automation initiatives.

During this webinar, McGillicuddy will share highlights from this new research, including:

Why nine out of ten IT organizations rely on a mix of vendor solutions and do-it-yourself network automation toolsHow network teams establish an authoritative network source of truth to drive effective network automationHow network teams validate network changes and monitor network complianceWhat pitfalls organizations should look out for on their network automation journey

“The IT industry has been attacking the problem of network automation for decades, and we still cannot get it right,” McGillicuddy said. “There are countless reasons for this ongoing struggle, including complexity, data quality and authority problems, and budget issues. As a result, network automation continues to be a science project for too many companies. With this research, I tried to identify a path forward for IT decision-makers.”

This independent research is sponsored by EfficientIP, IPFabric, NetBox Labs, NetBrain.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Registration is available at: https://info.enterprisemanagement.com/enterprise-network-automation-webinar-pr

About EMA
Founded in 1996, EMA is a leading IT analyst research firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help their clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals, and IT vendors at https://www.enterprisemanagement.com

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Pioneer in Cyber Insurance in Brazil Receives $1.5 Million Funding

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Bluecyber, which offers digital protection insurance to SMEs and families, will expand its operations in Latin America

SÃO PAULO, March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bluecyber.insure, a pioneering insurtech in cyber insurance in Brazil, has received a $1.5 million investment from VCs Invisto.com.vc and Bossa Invest, as well as strategic investors from the insurance market. “This investment reflects the investors’ confidence in Bluecyber’s mission to simplify and expand insurance coverage for digital life protection of SMEs and families throughout Latin America, an underserved market with an estimated gross written premium (GWP) of USD 17.3 billion,” says Eduardo Rocha, CEO of Bluecyber.

The investment has already enabled the acquisition of Ismac.io, which developed an innovative Managed Detection and Response (MDR) platform. “This solution allows Bluecyber to continuously monitor its insured portfolio, detecting and responding to security incidents swiftly and efficiently, minimizing the impact of attacks, and delivering more value to the insured, as well as reducing the frequency and severity of claims,” explains Daniel Arruda, Ismac’s founder, who will take over the management of risk and compliance at Bluecyber.

In addition to financial compensation for claims such as data breaches, fines related to local General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), legal fees, and digital identity theft, the monthly cyber protection insurance subscription offers a help desk for everyday technological issues, antivirus, vulnerability monitoring, risk management, and incident response.

“We are confident that this new phase will be a watershed in the cyber insurance industry, offering innovative and comprehensive solutions,” says Bluecyber’s co-founder Claudio Macedo.

About Bluecyber

Founded in 2021, Bluecyber is a Managing General Agent (MGA) specializing in cyber insurance. It develops products tailored to the needs centered around customer-centricity, structures underwriting capacity with reinsurers and insurers, and cultivates innovative distribution channels. The B2B product sales are conducted entirely digitally through non-traditional channels, including internet providers, software and hardware manufacturers, as well as insurance brokers. Bluecyber aims to conclude 2024 with 10,000 subscribers, striving to simplify cyber protection. Seguros Sura, one of the largest insurance groups in Latin America, serves over 20 million insureds across seven countries and is the issuer of the policies, complying with all regulatory requirements.

 

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