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US and Taiwan announce formal bilateral trade talks

2022-08-18 06:11:22| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The talks come weeks after a controversial visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Japan urges its young people to drink more to boost economy

2022-08-18 05:50:37| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The government's tax agency has launched a programme to encourage a new generation of sake drinkers.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

UK drought: Why we need to get used to wonky vegetables

2022-08-18 02:25:11| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Our produce is likely to be smaller, odd-looking, or even leathery after the hot, dry weather.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services


Innovative Leadership Program: A Project-Based Learning Approach to Professional Development

2022-08-17 17:46:33| The Webmail Blog

Innovative Leadership Program: A Project-Based Learning Approach to Professional Development aman1985 Wed, 08/17/2022 - 10:46 Innovative Leadership Program: A Project-Based Learning Approach to Professional Development August 17, 2022 By Shweta Mishra, Senior Director, HR Business Partner, APJ, Rackspace Technology,, And Sandeep Bhargava, Managing Director, APJ, Rackspace Technology   In November of 2021, we set out to change how Rackspace Technology equipped our internal rising stars to lead and innovate strategically with a modern business approach. We started asking ourselves: how can we tap the full potential of those employees, aka Rackers, who not only seek to grow professionally but who are wholly committed to building Fanatical Experience through every decision they make across our business? We knew that this was going to be something special that had the potential to elevate our business globally as we began to define the programs goal, which ultimately was to give those accepted into the program an opportunity to learn how to implement innovative leadership techniques. The program aims to empower Rackers to lead and innovate in the ever-evolving technology world. We wanted to provide a way for those Rackers to build relationships, knowledge, and experiences that would open doors to future opportunities both within Rackspace Technology and beyond. And while this is the first iteration, and what wed like to call the pilot program, launched only in the Asia, Pacific, and Japan (APJ) region, we cant help but recognize the future potential for a global rollout. The Innovative Leadership Program (ILP) The first step was partnering with our global talent development team, Rackspace University (RU), to help us map out the program's structure. They were instrumental in taking this passion project from ideation to execution. Thanks to the support of RaChelle Streetman, our Head of Rackspace University and Director of Global Talent Development, the program quickly developed into a thoroughly engaging experience from top to bottom. In her words, We were all committed to making this a memorable experience by leveraging subject matter experts, global speakers, and fun team activities. Launched in Feb. 2022, the program is a structured, nomination-based, six-month program focused on 6-hour interactive sessions monthly that tackled topics like The Power of Mindset, Science of Innovation, Situational Leadership, and various others. With a project-based learning approach, participants went through business problems and delivered a step-by-step solution-based technique as part of their graduation project. The program included a line-up of external global, diverse speakers that volunteered their time regardless of their time zone to dial in and share their knowledge. From a former United Nations speaker, and prestigious higher learning professionals, to industry leaders, the program couldnt have been a success without them. Each speaker was hand selected by Natalie Moreno, Global Training Enablement within RU and the Program Manager for ILP. Natalie added, Were so incredibly fortunate that these amazing thought leaders dedicated their time, around-the-clock and at no charge, to deliver such amazing content for our Rackers. Wed also love to give a special shout-out to the speakers/instructors who helped make this program a success: Edward Nevado, Sergio Palacios, Seongbae Lim, and Mayra Rivera. And especially Nicholas Ramos, who was instrumental in organizing the program courses, told us, Innovation takes creativity to that next level that turns an idea into a solution. Im honored to have been a part of Rackspace Universitys pilot program."   Innovation at Work Ultimately, our end goal for the program was for each Racker to identify an issue within Rackspace Technology or their day-to-day professional role and develop an innovative solution. They then paired up as teams to put together a project proposal they would later present to leadership for feedback. And the resulting innovative ideas were sincerely impressive. We saw everything from how our Gurgaon, India office could create a sustainable rainwater reservoir system powered by application technology to a multilingual chatbot capable of connecting customers directly to support Rackers in real-time worldwide. The winning group created an innovative solution to simplify scheduling meetings for Rackers across multiple organizations and time zones. The automated scheduling application would schedule according to the optimal time for each region of the participants. In total, 23 Rackers across the APJ region from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore were nominated and participated in the program - with 25% of the cohort being women. Additionally, each participant logged over 30 hours of learning and development throughout the program. Plus, we received great feedback from those who participated. A 100% of those who responded on how likely they are to recommend the program to a colleague answered with high. The sessions were so enlightening and enriching and have definitely widened my horizon, said Nitika Sharma, a Human Resources Generalist in India at Rackspace Technology. Nicholas and Natalie were awesome, and my overall experience was five stars. We want to congratulate every single Racker who participated in the program! 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KKR acquires cybersecurity firm Barracuda for $4bn

2022-08-17 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

This week, US investment firm KKR has announced that it has completed its acquisition of California-based IT security company Barracuda Networks from fellow private equity company Thoma Bravo. The financial details of the deal have not been announced, but inside sources have previously suggested a price tag of roughly $4 billion.  Barracuda provides cybersecurity solutions to small and medium…read more on »

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5GAA and 6G-IA sign MoU for V2X technology

2022-08-17 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Today, the 5G Automotive Association and the 6G Smart Networks and Services Industry Association (6G-IA) have announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), agreeing to collaborate on the development of V2X and CAD technologies and their respective ecosystems.  The new relationship between the two organisations will see them help increase the communication and collaboration between EU…read more on »

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