Former White House Security Council Member Keynotes Government Blockchain Event

On September 29-30, 2022, government policy makers from around the world will converge in Washington, DC to discuss the economic and security threats related to supply chain. Attendees will learn how blockchain and other web3 innovations might mitigate those risks. The former special assistant to President Trump & President Biden for resilience policy, Mr. Brian Cavanaugh will present a keynote address.
Supply Chain attacks are on the rise because supply-chains are becoming more lucrative targets. A hack to a supply chain provides a doorway to all its clients. For example, in 2021, SolarWinds, a major US information technology firm, experienced a cyberattack that spread to its clients, and was not detected for months. US agencies – including parts of the Pentagon, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the Department of Energy, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Treasury – were breached. Non-government organizations such as Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, and Deloitte were also compromised.

For reasons like this, the President issued Executive Order 14017 (, America’s Supply Chains. The order calls for the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, State, and Transportation to assess, report, and mitigate supply chain risks.

The Executive Order goes on to state, “In implementing this order, the heads of agencies should, as appropriate, consult outside stakeholders.” For that reason, the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) is convening a meeting of public and private sector leaders in Washington to discuss how blockchain and web3 can provide solutions to supply chain challenges. Government members will present their challenges while the private sector will demonstrate their solutions.

The event includes hundreds of external participants from organizations including:
– United Nations
– US Congress
– City of Miami
– Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)
– 5ire Chain (valued at $2.5 billion)
– Equideum Health (formerly ConsenSys Health)
– World Business Angel Investment Forum

And many, many more. The event participants will discuss how blockchain can impact:
– Protecting Infrastructure
– Conflict Resilient Supply Chains
– Resilient Communication Systems
– Resilient Election Systems
– Resilient Energy & Utility Grids
– Resilient & Secure Health Systems
– Resilient Transportation Systems
– Securing IT Supply Chains

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The Government Blockchain Association (GBA) has members in over 500 government offices around the world, along with private sector innovators and solution providers. They connect, communicate, and collaborate in over 50 working groups. Watch videos of past events at For more information about the GBA, please email

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Former Australian PM Shares Insights on “Talking Foreign Affairs”

 John Howard, the Former Australian Prime Minister, was the recent guest on “Talking Foreign Affairs” with Adil Cader. The two discuss the key foreign policy highlights of Howard’s time in office and a range of geopolitical subjects. Talking about the possibility of a potential military conflict between the United States and China, Howard remarks that a military conflict between the two countries is not imminent in the foreseeable future. He further adds that, “China has no interest in a military conflict with the United States.”

The Australian leader expresses his views on multilateralism and bilateralism, giving preference to the latter. Having served the second longest in office, Howard opens up about his time at the office, soft power as well as sports diplomacy, an area that is dear to him. Adil Cader moves forward with a question on the importance of a connection between heads of states in terms of developing bilateral relationships. Mr. Howard responds, “The America-Australia relationship is bigger and goes beyond who happens to be in Canberra or the White House. It can cross the party-political divide.”

Mr. Howard recounts how Australia stood alongside the US during the Vietnam War, which happened to be the most controversial American foreign policy decision in the last 50 or 60 years. On Britain, he suggests a “realistic” approach to bilateral relations, maintaining that he is very supportive of the English institutions and their contribution to the many characteristics within the Australian constitution. However, he adds, “We’ve never had a class driven society or aristocracy because we decided that wasn’t suitable for Australia.” Towards the end, he talks about his favourite sporting event while in office and the significance of the time during which it took place.

John Winston Howard served as Australia’s 25th Prime Minister and is the nation’s second longest serving Prime Minister, was a Member of Parliament for 33 years, and was Treasurer in an earlier government.

“Our purpose is to empower and encourage young people to play an active role in foreign affairs and diplomacy, to combat global challenges. We enable this by engaging World Leaders to share their learnings and perspectives on foreign affairs and diplomacy,” said Adil Cader, the Founder and Host of “Talking Foreign Affairs.”

“Talking Foreign Affairs” has interviewed several World Leaders, from a UN Secretary-General to Heads of State, from Nobel Laureates to those who have led mission-critical organisations like the WTO, World Bank and NASA.

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Tris Imboden, Former Drummer for Chicago and Kenny Loggins, Launches Yacht Rock Band

Tris Imboden Yacht Stars is a World Class Group of Musicians

San Diego, CA – WEBWIRE

We go way back and to meet again on stage is epic. I’m thrilled to see our first show opening up.

(EMAILWIRE) –Tris Imboden Yacht stars individually are known for their recordings and live performances over each of their careers. Tris Imboden is responsible for playing drums on the universally known hit song “Footloose” which sold over nine million copies, won a Grammy Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. Additionally, he recorded most of Kenny Loggins’ hits that are considered “essential” in the Yacht Rock genre. Imboden also recorded with Chicago, Bill Champlin, Richard Marx, Firefall, Gary Wright, Jay Ferguson, and others. Imboden was a member of the band Chicago for nearly thirty years, Kenny Loggins for 12 years and is the proud recipient of over 35 Gold and Platinum Records.

The band includes such greats as Michael Paulo on Saxophone and Keys, Bruce Boulanger on guitar, Alan Deremo on bass, Monty Seward on Keys and vocals and Jeff Gunn on lead vocals. Collectively they recorded with, toured with, or wrote music with a long list of Yacht Rock Artists. A prerequisite to being in the band is that everyone must have contributed to making Yacht Rock back in the day.

“I am very proud of these musicians,” stated Tris Imboden. “We go way back and to meet again on stage is epic. I’m thrilled to see our first show opening up”


About Tris Imboden Yacht Stars

Tris Imboden Yacht Stars are a world class group of musicians performing hits from the Yacht Rock Genre. They are known around the world for their recordings and sharing the stage with Yacht Rock favorites such as Kenny Loggins, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, Philip Bailey, Al Jarreau, Boz Scaggs, Chicago, John Oates and more. The group of musicians were instrumental in helping to create the genre known today as Yacht Rock. Their first performance is June 11, La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, CA.

For tickets to the show, please go to

For information, contact or call Mary Montiel  619-995-1852.

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PM pays tributes to former Prime Minister, Chandra Shekhar Ji on his birth anniversary

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has paid tributes to former Prime Minister of India, Chandra Shekhar Ji on his birth anniversary. Shri Modi has said that Chandra Shekhar Ji was a towering personality who was widely admired for his commitment to democratic values and efforts to remove poverty.

The Prime Minister tweeted;

“Chandra Shekhar Ji was a towering personality who was widely admired for his commitment to democratic values and efforts to remove poverty. He always worked for the welfare of the downtrodden and marginalised. Tributes to him on his birth anniversary.”

Chandra Shekhar Ji was a towering personality who was widely admired for his commitment to democratic values and efforts to remove poverty. He always worked for the welfare of the downtrodden and marginalised. Tributes to him on his birth anniversary.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 17, 2022



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Former Wipro, Flex, and Texas Instruments Executive Anita Ganti Joins the Board of Directors of MARC India and MARC USA

 Mangal Analytics and Research Consulting (MARC ), a decade-old Market Research, Analytics, and Business Advisory Company appoints Ex- Wipro, Flex, and Texas Instruments executive Anita Ganti to its Board of Directors. Anita will also be a shareholder in Mangal Analytics and Research Consulting (MARC).

Speaking on the appointment, Ashutosh Kharangate, Founder & Managing Director of MARC said, “As we embark on our next phase of the journey with overseas operations, we are honored to welcome a widely recognized business leader, Anita Ganti as a Board member who has inspired global teams to achieve strategic objectives and build strong networks of trusted relationships with partners and clients. Anita brings a wealth of cross-functional experience in technology and operations along with a strong network in the US business and investor community that will help MARC expand its global footprint. Her guidance and mentoring will be valuable in taking the company forward in establishing itself as a premier research consulting and analytics advisory firm for the SME and MSME sector globally.”

MARC Glocal Inc has been formed with the objective of supporting both Indian companies expanding into the US market, and US companies looking to enter India, by providing in-depth market research, financial modeling, identifying ideal local partners, and providing last-mile support.

Ms. Ganti will play a key role in accelerating MARC’s expansion into the USA via their newly formed US entity MARC Glocal Inc.

MARC Glocal will focus on regions that house several SMEs and SMBs such as Virginia, North Carolina, Texas, and Michigan.

MARC Glocal Inc has been formed with an objective of offering transaction advisory services for US SMEs, SMBs and investor community consisting of due diligence, quality of earnings, proof of cash, investment memo preparation and other end to end mergers and acquisitions support. In addition, MARC Glocal Inc is keen on assisting Companies in the US by offering current and potential market research and feasibility services, MIS, profitability analyses, financial modeling, valuations, business operations review services amongst others.

Anita Ganti says, “This association will always be a special one as MARC is the first India-born company that I have joined as a board member. It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of an Indian consulting firm that is trying to make India the hub of execution of complex analytics for the world. This will enable us to support ‘Make (Service) in India and play an important role in bringing more FDI into India. I am certain it is going to be a remarkable journey and I will be able to help the team create milestone moments while we further expand our operations.”

Anita is currently an independent director and member of the Audit Committee of Power Integrations, and a founding limited partner at a Ventures Fund. She has been a customer-facing executive fostering executive-level engagements with customers such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, FedEx, Walmart, Comcast, Telstra, Starbucks, Medtronic, Cisco, etc. As the Senior VP of the product engineering services at Wipro Limited, she was responsible for offerings and operations with annual revenues exceeding $600 million. Formerly Anita has also served in various leadership roles with global companies such as Flex and Texas Instruments leading diverse teams across multiple geographical locations. She has not only built businesses from concept to market leadership but also built alliances with technology partners and customers.

Anita has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute in India, an M.S.E.E. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


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