WPP launches ‘Screaming Creativity’ podcast series hosted by Chief Creative Officer Rob Reilly


WPP announces the launch of a new video podcast series hosted by WPPs Chief Creative Officer, Rob Reilly. Titled Screaming Creativity, the podcast will inform, entertain and inspire listeners through frank conversations on creativity in all its forms.

Season one of Screaming Creativity will premiere on all leading podcast platforms. In each episode, Rob Reilly will be joined by influential leaders from across the creative industries to engage in thoughtful, candid conversations.

Screaming Creativity will cover a range of topics, including the creative journeys of guests, breakthrough career moments, the impact of technology on creativity, the ever-evolving industry landscape and much more.

As a driving force behind some of the most iconic campaigns in the advertising industry, Rob Reilly brings a wealth of experience and an unmatched passion for creative excellence to Screaming Creativity.

Rob Reilly, Chief Creative Officer of WPP, said: My entire creative philosophy is built on ideas landing loudly in culture and spreading like crazy. This first season will mainly focus on industry leaders and rising stars, but will also include the occasional surprise guest from the entertainment world. It should be a fun listen for the audience.

Guests will include: Manuel Arroyo, Chief Marketing Officer of The Coca-Cola Company; Fernando Machado, Chief Marketing Officer of NotCo; Microsoft Chief Brand Officer Kathleen Hall; Marlon Wayans, Actor, Producer, Writer and Comedian; and others.

Screaming Creativity is produced by WPP and Hogarth and edited by BCW, with artwork and branding by Ogilvy. The series was recorded at Spotifys studios in Manhattan.

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.

Notes to editors


  1. Devika Bulchandani, Global CEO of Ogilvy and Jon Halvorson, Global SVP, Consumer Experience & Digital Commerce at Mondelez
  2. Omid Farhang, CEO/CCO of Majority
  3. Marlon Wayans, Actor, Producer, Writer and Comedian (Part 1)
  4. Marlon Wayans, Actor, Producer, Writer and Comedian (Part 2)
  5. Michelle Morgan, Strategy Director at Mindshare
  6. Kathleen Hall, Chief Brand Officer of Microsoft
  7. Laura Maness, Global CEO of Grey Group and Gabriel Schmitt, Global Chief Creative Officer of Grey Group
  8. Noel Bronson, Designer at Ogilvy NY
  9. Rich Frankel, Global Creative Director at Spotify Advertising
  10. Manolo Arroyo, Chief Marketing Officer of The Coca-Cola Company
  11. Mae Karwowski, CEO of Obviously
  12. Fernando Machado, Chief Marketing Officer of NotCo
  13. Cameron Lee Burrill, Content Creator and Production Coordinator at Hogarth


  • Rob Reilly Host/Global CCO
  • Jonathan Sanchez Director
  • Jonathan Jirjis Executive Producer
  • Louis Simonelli Producer
  • Alex Davis-Isaac – Co-producer
  • Stephanie Gaweda – Director of Photography
  • Rob C. Ward Editor
  • Peter Eason Assistant Editor
  • Cameron Mare – Motion Graphics Designer
  • Thomas Brink – Camera Operator
  • Mark Hendon – Camera Operator
  • Yinka Soda Camera Operator
  • Jake McAfee Camera Operator
  • Guy Rosmarin – Audio Engineer
  • Liam Rowley – Production Assistant
  • Connor ONeill – Production Assistant
  • Dave Towers – Logo Designer


Screaming Creativity will be available on Apple Podcasts, Audible, Google Podcasts, Spotify in video where available and on WPPs YouTube channel.

QNAP Launches Affordable Smart Edge Managed Switches Featuring NDR Cybersecurity Protection or VM Applications

 QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the QGD-1600 16-port Gigabit smart edge switch/cybersecurity switch and QGD-1602 8-port 2.5GbE and 8-port Gigabit smart edge switch/cybersecurity switch. Besides adopting Layer 2 network management and software defined features, the QGD-1600 and QGD-1602 supports running VMs to deploy VPN, firewalls, and network management functions. ADRA NDR software is also supported to provide the widest cybersecurity protection for all the connected LAN devices at the access switch layer.

“Our QGD smart edge switches innovatively integrate the functions of NAS and switches and have received positive feedback from our users,” said Alex Shih, QNAP Product Manager, adding, “the addition of the affordable non-PoE models QGD-1600 and QGD-1602 provides a cost-effective all-in-one network solution with cybersecurity software for enhanced LAN security, or running VMs for more software applications.”

Multi-port L2 managed switches

The QGD series provides Layer 2 management functions via QNAP Switch System (QSS).

QGD-1602: not only has eight 2.5GbE RJ45, eight Gigabit RJ45 ports and two 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports, but also adopts Intel® Atom® C3000 8-core/4-core processors with Intel® QuickAssist technology for high-performance virtualization applications and faster IPsec VPN transmission. Dual PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots and dual M.2 NVMe SSD slots are also supported for SSD caching to increase IOPS performance.

QGD-1600: has fourteen Gigabit RJ45 ports, two Gigabit RJ45/SFP combo ports, Intel® Celeron® J4115 4-core processor and dual PCIe Gen 2 x2 slots. Storage space can be flexibly expanded by connecting to QNAP storage expansion units.

Deploy ADRA NDR cybersecurity software on switches: The most cost-efficient enterprise LAN security solution for all your edge devices.

Deploy a QGD-1600 or QGD-1602 at the access switch layer, then install QNAP’s ADRA Network Detection and Response (NDR) software (license purchase required) for cybersecurity protection for connected edge devices. ADRA NDR proactively pinpoints and auto-blocks suspicious lateral movements on your local network using fast-screening and threat traps, protecting private and confidential data from malicious attacks.

Smart edge switches supporting running VMs

The QGD-1600 and QGD-1602 incorporates QTS operating system for running versatile QNAP software and VM applications, such as: QuWAN – QNAP’s SD-WAN solution – which provides full mesh IPsec VPN topology between QNAP devices based in multiple sites to fulfill enterprise video, VoIP, ERP system data, and filing needs. QuWAN further achieves optimum network connectivity and supports cloud-centric management. With MikroTik RouterOS, OpenWrt, or pfSense firewall, the QGD-1600 and QGD-1602 can provide flexible routing functions, protect local networks, and apply multiple security policies. The QGD-1600 and QGD-1602 also support Zabbix Network Management Platform to help IT staff auto-detect connected SNMP-compliant servers/devices and monitor network status.

For more information, and to view the full QNAP lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.

About QNAP
QNAP (Quality Network Appliance Provider) is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions in software development, hardware design and in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, QNAP now introduce a revolutionary Cloud NAS solution that joins our cutting-edge subscription-based software and diversified service channel ecosystem. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.

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Ad Scientiam Launches International Study to Assess Disability Progression in Multiple Sclerosis With MSCopilot

Ad Scientiam, a global leader in digital biomarkers, has announced a partnership with Sanofi to launch MS-DETECT, an international, multicenter, longitudinal study. MS-DETECT aims to evaluate the ability of MSCopilot(R), a medical software device, to detect early signs of disability worsening in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). The study will draw upon Ad Scientiam’s expertise in MS and is financially supported by Sanofi.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system that affects 2.8 million people worldwide. The disease is characterized by early inflammatory demyelination and subsequent neurodegeneration. Current clinical evaluation of PwMS relies mainly on the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), which has several limitations. To improve on these assessments, Ad Scientiam has developed MSCopilot(R), a software medical device that addresses four dimensions: ambulation/mobility, upper extremity function, cognition, and low-contrast visual acuity.

MS-DETECT’s main objective is to determine MSCopilot(R)’s ability to identify subtle and early disability worsening. This will be performed by evaluating MSCopilot(R) individual and/or composite scores as compared to the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC) and the EDSS.

“MS-DETECT is a pioneering large-scale longitudinal study that explores digital biomarkers for the early detection of disease progression. This study will provide important data to both clinicians and people living with MS,” according to Dr. Saad Zinai, Chief Medical Officer at Ad Scientiam.

“Disability worsening in MS has been recently redefined and we now know that this progression can occur independently of relapses. With MS-DETECT, we have an opportunity to develop a digital solution to help detect and monitor the effects of smoldering disease, and evolve treatment goals for MS patients,” explains Su-Peing Ng, Global Head of Medical Affairs – Specialty Care at Sanofi.

The study also aims to assess the MSCopilot(R) performance, safety, usability and satisfaction with the solution.

“Disease progression can be hard to detect in routine practice. I believe these novel digital biomarkers are key to help clinicians make appropriate treatment decisions and, ultimately, improve patients’ care,” said Prof. Patrick Vermersch (Lille, France), Coordinating Investigator and Chairman of the Study Steering Committee.

The MS-DETECT study will include 314 PwMS and will be conducted in the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Denmark and France. Several investigative sites have already been initiated in North America and Europe and first patients are expected to participate in the study during Q3 2023.
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Chief Medical Officer

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Japan – JCB launches JCB Minions Collaboration Credit Card in partnership with Bank of Beijing and Universal Pictures

JCB International Co., Ltd., the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., Japan’s only international payment brand (collectively “JCB”), Bank of Beijing, one of China’s largest commercial banks, and Universal Pictures (Shanghai) Trading Company Limited (“Universal”) announce the launch of the JCB Minions Collaboration Credit Card (“JCB Minions Card”), featuring Universal’s popular characters, the Minions, on the card face[1].

The Minions are popular characters in China, especially among young people and those in their thirties. The JCB Minions Card is the result of a collaboration between Beijing Bank, who wants to issue products targeted at that segment, and JCB, who wants to further expand its card issuing business in China.

Bank of Beijing is a city commercial bank in China with approximately 640 branches in China and abroad and has been ranked among the top 100 banks in the world for nine consecutive years. JCB has been cooperating with Bank of Beijing in the credit card issuance business since 2022, and with the issuance of the JCB Minions Card, the bank becomes the 11th issuer of JCB-branded cards in China.

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 43 million merchants around the world. JCB Cards are now issued mainly in Asian countries and territories, with more than 154 million cardmembers. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase its merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.global.jcb/en/

Ayaka Nakajima
Corporate Communications
Tel: +81-3-5778-8353
Email: jcb-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

[1] This card will be issued in China only.

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Japan – MHIET Launches MGS3100R, A New 3,000 kVA Class Generator Set for Commercial and Mission Critical Facilities

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET) has launched a new model MGS3100R of MGS-R series. In recent digital society, data communications have dramatically increased which caused data centers to have larger capacity, and factory DX and automation have caused manufacturing to require larger equipment. MGS3100R is developed to meet these higher power demands for emergency generator sets that supply power at time of power failures. All MGS are assembled at MHIET’s factories in Singapore and Vietnam and delivered to customers around the world, particularly in Asia-Pacific region.

MGS3100R features a newly developed S16R2-PTAWT-CR engine which employs electronically controlled common rail fuel injection system. A two-stage air cooler is employed to optimize the cooling performance and smaller radiator is selected to reduce space for installation, which led to achieve top-class space saving among similar competing products. The output is 3,025 kVA for standby/critical power and 2,750 kVA for prime/data center continuous power at 50Hz.

In order to meet demands from customers in wide variety of business, MGS3100R complies with Class G3 load acceptance performance which is the highest class in ISO8528-5 as well as National Fire Protection Association’s NFPA110 that specifies performance requirements for emergency power supply systems including 10-second starting and ensures performance and quality.

MGS-R and other MGS are assembled and sold by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine System Asia Pte. Ltd. (MHIES-A) and MHI Engine System Vietnam Co., Ltd. (MHIES-V) that also sell engines to customers in Asia-Pacific region. MGS have sold more than 12,000 units to date and received acclaims for the reliability greatly owing to the product design by MHIET who also designs engines whereas many generator set makers market their products using engines purchased from suppliers.

With the addition of the new MGS3100R in the Series and in preparation for continuing demand for distributed power systems, MHIET will continue to offer generator sets in the broad product line for a wide range of industries as a means to strengthen disaster resilience and Business Continuity Plan.

Key features:
– Top-class space saving by means of smaller radiator
– A newly developed high-power engine that applies electronically controlled common rail fuel injection system
– Certified to various standards required by extensive industries including data centers

“Development of Electronic Control emergency Generator Engine for Data Center”
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review, Vol.60 No.2 (2023)
YouTube – https://youtu.be/6YQyVdzraxw

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