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Grameenphone Appoints Jens Becker as the New CFO

Grameenphone Appoints Jens Becker as the New CFO

Grameenphone has appointed Jens Becker as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company, effective from August 15, 2019. He will be replacing Karl Erik Broten. Jens Becker has been serving as CFO of T-Mobile Poland. Previously, he was the CFO at T-Online International AG. He has over 20 years of experience in Deutsche

Salesforce to Buy ClickSoftware for $1.35 billion

Organizations around the world like Bosch, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Unisys rely on ClickSoftware to optimize each service interaction Salesforce has agreed to buy Israel’s ClickSoftware for $1.35 billion. ClickSoftware is a leading provider of field service management solutions and has customers around the world including Bosch, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, National Grid, PG&E and Unisys.

Nike Acquires Predictive Demand Company Celect

The acquisition accelerates Nike’s ability to anticipate consumer needs. Nike has acquired Boston-based retail predictive analytics and demand sensing firm Celect. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Celect is Nike’s latest acquisition fueling its Consumer Direct Offense strategy, serving consumers personally at a global scale. “With the acquisition of Celect, Nike greatly accelerates

Infosys Announces Joint Venture with Hitachi, Panasonic and Pasona in Japan

Joint venture to accelerate business process transformation for enterprises leveraging digital procurement platforms. Infosys today announced the formation of a joint venture with Hitachi, Ltd., Panasonic Corporation and Pasona Inc., strategically enhancing its presence in Japan. Executing on its strategy to help clients navigate their digital journey, the entity formed by complementary, iconic companies coming

Shashank Patkar Takes Over as Geometric CFO

Geometric Ltd. announced that the company’s erstwhile Chief Mentor, Mr. Shashank Patkar will take over as the Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Finance effective February 9th, 2015. Mr. Patkar takes over from Mr. Neeraj Dutt, who has decided to leave for personal reasons. Shashank Patkar has been a part of the Geometric group

Getting the CFO-CIO Relationship Right

Getting the CFO-CIO Relationship “Right”

Technology’s critical role in organizations, the opportunities and risks of social media and the growing threat of cybersecurity are forcing CFOs and CIOs to work more closely together than ever before. The CFO-CIO relationship, however, can be bumpy and fraught with miscommunication, misunderstandings and missed expectations. “Technology is rising to the forefront of many business

All Roads Lead to Climate Risk

Alexa Brown, CFO, Revento DeKameto LLC Lloyd’s, Swiss Re, and others in the insurance industry have been shouting from the rooftops for years: Climate change is a reality and we’d better start dealing with it. And that’s coming from the conservative insurance industry. Climate change may be a political issue, but when it comes to