Japan – NEC named among IAM’s 2023 Asia IP Elite

NEC Corporation (NEC TSE: 6701) has been named among the 2023 Asia IP Elite by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), a world-renowned intellectual property (IP) media platform run by UK-based Law Business Research Limited since 2003.

The Asia IP Elite is a list published by IAM annually to evaluate companies and organizations from a quantitative and qualitative perspective and recognize those that excel in creating value in intellectual property. The list includes companies that place their IP strategy at the heart of their business, generate continuous value from their IP, and constantly update their IP strategy. This year, 88 companies in Asia were selected*1 and honored at the awards ceremony held at IPBC Asia 2023*2 on November 29 in Tokyo. NEC has been featured in the list for the ninth consecutive time since 2013*3. This is a clear recognition of NEC’s outstanding global intellectual property activities. To realize the NEC 2030Vision*4, NEC is particularly strengthening its intellectual property in the technological areas that will drive growth businesses and create the next pillars of growth. NEC also regards intellectual property as an important management resource for enhancing business competitiveness and business stability, as well as co-creation with customers and partners. For this reason, NEC is pursuing the strengthening and utilization of not only patents and know-how, but also the design rights and trademark rights that support its global brands.

(1) About the 2023 Asia IP Elite:
(2) About IPBC Asia 2023: 
(3) Canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
(4) NEC 2030VISION: 

About NEC CorporationNEC Corporation has established itself as a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies while promoting the brand statement of “Orchestrating a brighter world.” NEC enables businesses and communities to adapt to rapid changes taking place in both society and the market as it provides for the social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency to promote a more sustainable world where everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

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Ignitarium is Among the Top 10 Best Workplaces™ for Women (Mid-Size) 2023

 Ignitarium Technology Solutions has been recognized by Great Place to Work® among the Top 10 Best Workplaces™ for Women 2023 in the category “Mid-size Organizations.” This prestigious recognition is awarded based on the experiences shared by current employees of Ignitarium.

As a global authority on workplace culture, Great Place To Work has been studying employee experience and people practices across organizations for over three decades. Every year, more than 10,000 organizations from over 60 countries partner with Great Place To Work for assessment, benchmarking, and planning of actions to strengthen their workplace culture. In this year for India, based on a rigorous evaluation methodology, 100 organizations among India’s Best Workplaces for Women 2023 have been recognized. These organizations among other practices particularly excel both on people practices that they have crafted for their employees and proactively acting on the feedback to create a High Trust Culture. The report and the complete list (in alphabetical order) of India’s Best Workplaces for Women 2023 can be viewed at https://www.greatplacetowork.in/indias-best-workplaces-for-women.

– The recognition is based on women employees sharing 70% or more positive feedback on the Trust Index™ assessment, i.e. Great Place To Work globally accepted framework used to measure employee experience

– Ignitarium was also studied based on Gender Parity in Experience & Representation across levels

“In today’s dynamic business landscape, recognizing the importance of gender diversity is not merely an ethical imperative but a strategic necessity. As highlighted in our recent report, the representation of women within the workforce is paramount, especially considering the growing demographic of women consumers. The commitment of each winning organization on India’s Best Workplaces™ for Women 2023 list to improving this representation is commendable. By having more women at all levels of your organization, you are uniquely positioned to understand and cater to the evolving needs of this ever-expanding consumer segment. This augmentation is pivotal for long-term success in today’s market, both in India and internationally.

“Our research shows that the Best Workplaces for Women 2023 deliver a remarkable 5% more positive experience to their female employees, resulting in an astounding 89% of women demonstrating a strong commitment to going the extra mile in their tasks. It is clear that as the culture experience for women in the workplace improves, so does the overall performance of the organization. Your dedication to creating a nurturing environment is not just empowering your female employees but is also driving business excellence.” -Yeshasvini Ramaswamy, Serial Entrepreneur & CEO, Great Place To Work India.

“We are proud of this distinction and are honored to have been recognized in the Top 10!! This recognition is the result of the combined efforts of WINGS (Women Igniters’ Networking group, our women empowerment group), the support of the leadership team, the management and all fellow Igniters,” said Sona Mathew, Head – Human Resources, Ignitarium. “Backed by an award-winning culture that emphasizes inclusivity, wellness, recognition, and growth, we consistently strive to live up to our exceptional workplace ethics.”

“Since the time we started, we have been promoting the return of women to the workforce, and our ReIgnite program for women with career breaks has proved very successful in helping us to bring in diversity within the organization,” she added.

About Ignitarium:

Ignitarium is a boutique product engineering house that combines its deep expertise in semiconductor, AI, and wireless-enabled embedded systems to realize cost-effective system solutions to solve demanding real world use cases. Since its inception in 2012, Ignitarium, which has a global footprint with presence in India (Bengaluru and Kochi), USA (San Jose and Austin), Japan and Europe, has been focused on providing product engineering services for intelligent systems. Its offerings include semiconductor logic design and architecture, design verification, FPGA prototyping, embedded, multimedia and AI software in the Automotive, Industry 4.0, Consumer Electronics, Robotics and Health care segments.

Learn more about us at https://www.ignitarium.com.

Nishi Anna



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“Lily Among Thorns” By Annette K Mazzone Was Exhibited at the Hong Kong Book Fair 2023

A young woman with a strong faith navigates through the challenges of life.

San Diego, CA – WEBWIRE

Great Read!! The best book ever penned! Daniel Maddox, Amazon Customer

Annette K. Mazzones Lily Among Thorns: Song of Solomon 2:2 In the Last Days 2nd Peter 3:3 was displayed by self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at the 2023 Hong Kong Book Fair. The book event occurred at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, on July 19-25, 2023.

The self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet made the display for Mazzones Lily Among Thorns possible at the book fair. The company is committed to helping self-published authors realize their publishing and marketing goals, providing them with top-notch services and opportunities to connect with potential readers and fellow authors at book events, such as the Hong Kong Book Fair.

Lily Among Thorns tells the story of Lily, a young woman in her mid-twenties, whose horrific crimes against humankind is her love for the Lord and her belief in the Bible as it is written. She is but one of many and through the tremendous loss of family and love. Lilys journey is the ultimate love story between a young girl and the faith and love she has for God. While all along looking for that Blessed Hope, the Lords Jesus Christ second coming!

Lilys Tale is a Christian End-Times Story where Bible Prophecy comes alive. Her story begins growing up in a loving home, when in her mid-twenties her whole world is turned upside down as she becomes now a persecuted minority of Bible-Believing Christians. She seeks guidance from Gods Word in the New Oppressive World Order, as it is written in Galatians 5:5, For we, through the Spirit, wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Lily manages to keep the faith and, along the way, finds the faith of others are everywhere, and as it is written in Genesis 50:20, But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good to bring to pass as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Follow Lilys journey in Lily Among Thorns by Annette K Mazzone, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Lily Among Thorns: Song of Solomon 2:2 In the Last Days 2nd Peter 3:3
Author| Annette K. Mazzone
Published Date| 2020
Publisher| Christian Faith Publishing
Genre| Eschatology: Christian doctrine of the Last Days

Authors Biography

The Author Annette K Mazzone sincere hope, is the tale Lily Among Thorns inspires the reader of the faithfulness of the Holy Scriptures, and reveals Gods Word as it is written in Revelation 10:11, And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

We the People, living out in real-time the epic drama as it is written in the last book of the Bible, the book of Revelation. Furthermore, the author appreciates a good Bible Study, and uses her God given talents and pursuits for the betterment of the Kingdom of God, and for Gods Glory!

Axiata Among First Three Telcos Globally to Achieve TM Forum’s ‘Running on ODA’ Status

Axiata Group Berhad, one of Asia’s leading telco groups serving over 163 million subscribers[1], announced today that it had been named by the TM Forum as one of the first three telcos globally to earn ‘Running on ODA’ status. This award recognises Axiata’s architectural shift to the status of an agile Digital Telco driven by its success in building a Telco Operations framework based on TM Forum’s Open Digital Architecture (ODA) standards across operating entities in multiple Asian markets.

TM Forum announced the industry leaders in ODA deployment at its Digital Transformation World 2022 conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, placing Axiata, Jio and Vodafone Group in the spotlight as the first three telcos globally to achieve ODA deployment at scale.

Nik Willetts, Chief Executive Officer of TM Forum, said “The new Running on ODA mark recognises service providers who have demonstrated, through rigorous assessment, their deep expertise and ongoing commitment to the development, use and conformance to ODA. Congratulations to the entire Axiata team on this landmark achievement, which is a clear recognition of Axiata’s global industry leadership and execution capability.”

Central to the impactful and “at-scale” implementation of ODA at Axiata, is the Group’s Software Innovation and Digital Transformation unit, ADL (Axiata Digital Labs). ADL, home to 1,300 digital talents located across three of Axiata’s key markets has been successful in executing Axiata’s ODA journey on an accelerated timeline, placing the Group among global leaders in the sphere of Telco Transformation.

Having demonstrated its capabilities, ADL is well-positioned to assist Telco Groups in accelerating their digital transformation journeys. ODA provides a blueprint and common language for reusable cloud native, vendor-agnostic solutions integrated by TM Forum’s industry-standard Open APIs, concepts which are closely aligned with the core strengths of ADL.

Anthony Rodrigo, Group Chief Information Officer of Axiata said, “By using Open APIs and ODA, supported by the execution capability of Axiata Digital Labs (ADL), Axiata has accelerated our journey towards becoming an agile, end-to-end digital service provider. Along the way, we achieved significant cost savings across the IT stack, digitisation of business processes as well as enhanced responsiveness and velocity with respect to go-to-market initiatives. Furthermore, operationalisation of this architecture has facilitated development of new ways to monetise our technology assets by opening them to developers and partners.”

TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, recently announced a series of milestones in the development and adoption of its ODA and Open APIs. Co-created by over 1,750 professionals from more than 350 TM Forum member companies, ODA defines an industry-agreed set of reusable software building blocks for creating, managing, and securing any digital service. The goal of ODA is to transform the velocity of DevOps teams, enabling them to navigate the journey to cloud-native software to improve time to market, reduce costs and enhance customer experience and partner – at scale.

[1] As at 31 December 2021

Axiata Group Berhad: 6888 [BURSA: AXIATA], https://www.axiata.com/

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WPP named among best places to work for LGBTQ+ Equality


WPP has received a top score of 100 on the 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and has once again been named among the Best Places to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality. The CEI, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, is the premier benchmarking survey and report in the U.S. measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality. WPP joins more than 840 major U.S. businesses to also earn full marks this year.

The CEI rates companies on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars: non-discrimination policies; equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ workers and their families; supporting an inclusive culture; and corporate social responsibility. The results of this year’s CEI showcase the 1,271 U.S.-based companies that are promoting LGBTQ+-friendly workplace policies in the U.S., and also helping to advance the cause of LGBTQ+ inclusion in workplaces abroad.

Mark Read, CEO of WPP, said: “Inclusion, and actively building an inclusive culture, is table stakes for every company in today’s world. People, particularly those in marginalized groups, want to work for companies that share their values and create opportunities for them to thrive, grow and be heard. As we continue our work at WPP, we’re proud of this recognition in the Corporate Equality Index.”

Jay Brown, Human Rights Campaign Senior Vice President of Programs, Research and Training, said: “When the Human Rights Campaign Foundation created the Corporate Equality Index 20 years ago, we dreamed that LGBTQ+ workers – from the factory floor to corporate headquarters, in big cities and small towns – could have access to the policies and benefits needed to thrive and live life authentically. We are proud that the Corporate Equality Index paved the way to that reality for countless LGBTQ+ workers in America and abroad. But there is still more to do, which is why we are raising the bar yet again to create more equitable workplaces and a better tomorrow for LGBTQ+ workers everywhere. Congratulations to WPP for achieving the title of ‘best places to work for LGBTQ+ equality’ and working to advance inclusion in the workplace.”

About WPP

WPP is the creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, planet, clients and communities. For more information, visit www.wpp.com.