Mon.Jan 23, 2023

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Microsoft’s latest OpenAI investment opens way to new enterprise services

CIO

OpenAI has landed billions of dollars more funding from Microsoft to continue its development of generative artificial intelligence tools such as Dall-E 2 and ChatGPT.

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Crayon and Primary Intelligence Develop a Market First Integration: Sellers Now Automatically Have the Win-Loss Insights they Need to More Close Deals

Crayon

When your win/loss data is disconnected from your competitive intelligence tool, trying to understand your differentiators is like trying to appreciate the Mona Lisa from a mere 6 inches away — you kind of get it, but it’s nowhere close to the experience of seeing the full picture (or painting in this case). Crayon Updates

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2023: The year of the rise of the digital economy in GCC countries

CIO

The pandemic has led many organizations in the Middle East to shift towards a digital-first strategy.

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Industry Veteran & Strategy VP Lyle Walker on Intelligence Node’s Superior Technology & Processes

Intelligence Node

Lyle Walker, VP of Strategy at Intelligence Node, is a distinguished retail leader with 30+ years of experience across global retailers, brands, and tech providers.

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Which ESG Topics Get the Most Attention?

People are focusing on how companies are responding to the headline issues of the day, says a report from 3BL Media on evolving interests in ESG subjects, which also found a mismatch between the stories brands publish and topics audiences want.

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CIOs step up to fill plus-size leadership roles

CIO

With a career path that wound through R&D, product development, advanced supply chain, and technology, Praveen Jonnala is well positioned to lead a global IT organization as well as take the reins of operations and other core business functions.

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DEI that works: 5 companies reaping the benefits of IT diversity strategies

CIO

The tech industry has long been known for its lack of diversity and, as a result, there’s been a big push for companies to take DEI strategies seriously.

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Marketers Are Saving Time with Intelligence Connector

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Marketers don’t have enough time and typically rely on multiple tricks and tactics to make better use of the little time they have. However, new evidence suggests that they might not be doing enough.

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Murat Ozkan, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Anadolu Efes

CIO

Murat Ozkan, Chief Information and Digital Officer at Anadolu Efes, the Turkey-based international beverages company, talks about how a data management strategy comprising AI and analytics will sustain further growth. Watch the episode: Listen to the episode: CIO Leadership Live

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How Federated Learning Is Helping to Overcome Obstacles in Machine Learning

Dataversity

Federated learning is a machine learning technique that allows multiple parties to train a model without sharing their data. It is being used across several industries, from mobile device keyboards to health care to autonomous vehicles to oil rigs.

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7 Trends in ESG: What PR Pros Need to Know in 2023

What does the evolution of ESG programs mean for communicators? As it turns out - a lot. New challenges are coming into focus, driven by the increasing attention to corporate sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs, and the evolving state of ESG reporting regulations. This new ebook from 3BL Media explores seven trends in detail and unpacks what they mean for communicators. Access your copy for free today.

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The Impossible Manual Task for Outdated Contact Centers

CIO

The cloud, combined with conversational artificial intelligence (AI), is dramatically expanding the capabilities of the modern-day contact center. These solutions are the twin pillars of contact center success , allowing them to serve more customers faster and more effectively.

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Cyber Storage Resilience: How to Impact and Safeguard Data in 2023

Dataversity

All enterprise data ends up on storage systems, but if an enterprise storage solution does not have the cyber storage resilience to combat a cyberattack, the C-suite and the IT team are leaving the organization severely exposed.

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Senior Technical Writer, Group1001

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Marketing Zionsville, Indiana Waltham, Massachusetts Remote in the U.S., Alaska Description Position at Group1001 Group1001 is a consumer-centric, technology-driven family of insurance companies on a mission to deliver outstanding value and operational performance by combining financial strength and stability with deep insurance expertise and a can-do culture.

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How to Make the Most of Your Unstructured Data

IBI

Reading Time: 3 minutes Companies today are grappling with a wealth of unstructured data from multiple sources—email and other digital messaging communications, social media channels, documents and PDFs, IoT sensors and server logs, and image and audio files, just to name just a few.

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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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NAIFA and WIFS Announce Stronger Partnership, Launch of Inaugural Women’s Financial Security Fly-In

Wink Intel

No strangers already, NAIFA and WIFS recently announced the two organizations have signed an expanded partnership agreement and are launching an inaugural women’s financial security fly-in set for March. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and Women in Insurance & Financial Services have agreed to continue to work closely together and support their mutual goals in the areas of professional development; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and political advocacy.

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Deferred annuities are better deals than immediate annuities

Wink Intel

Not only does the early bird get the worm, he gets a higher annuity payout as well. That’s the finding of a new study that the National Bureau of Economic Research began circulating earlier this month. Entitled “Target Retirement Fund: A Variant on Target Date Funds That Uses Deferred Life Annuities Rather than Bonds to Reduce Risk in Retirement,” the study was conducted by John Shoven, an economics professor at Stanford University, and Daniel Walton, a data scientist at Uber Technologies.

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Kansas City Life Declares Quarterly Dividend

Wink Intel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. , Jan. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of Kansas City Life Insurance Company declared a quarterly dividend of $0.14 per share on Jan. 23, 2023. The dividend will be payable on Feb. 8, 2023 , to stockholders of record on Feb. 2, 2023. Kansas City Life Insurance Company (OTCQX: KCLI ) was established in 1895 and is based in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Simplicity Successfully Completes the Acquisition of IMS Associates and Welcomes Sean Giroux as the Group’s Newest Partner

Wink Intel

SUMMIT, N.J. , Jan. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Simplicity Group (“Simplicity”) today announced the acquisition of IMS Associates (IMS), a brokerage general agency based in Orange County, CA that offers annuity, long-term care, disability, and all types of life insurance. With this transaction – Simplicity’s 50 th – the Company welcomes IMS’ leader Sean Giroux as the Group’s newest Partner.

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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company Extends Track Record Of Financial Strength

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HORSHAM, Pa. , Jan. 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company (Penn Mutual), a Fortune 1000 company, is proud to continue the company’s storied foundation of financial strength. In 2022, five of the world’s top rating agencies affirmed strong ratings, including recent ratings of AA (Very High Quality) from Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) and AA- (Very Strong) from Fitch Ratings in November and an A+ (Strong) rating from S&P Global Ratings in December.

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Nationwide, NFL Engage Fans with New Fundraising Platform

Wink Intel

MINNEAPOLIS , Jan. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The 32 nominees for the National Football League’s (NFL’s) Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award presented by Nationwide are recognized not only for athletic excellence, but also because they make a positive impact off the field in their respective communities, representing the best of the NFL’s commitment to philanthropy.

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Reliance Standard Life Insurance and Matrix Absence Management Rebrand as Reliance Matrix, Delivering High-Tech and High-Touch Solutions to the U.S. Employee Benefits and Absence Management Markets

Wink Intel

PHILADELPHIA–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company and Matrix Absence Management have rebranded as Reliance Matrix, a technology-driven absence and employee benefits company that provides financial protection and supplemental health plans for employees, while helping employers maximize productivity by managing time away from work.

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New York Life Wealth Watch 2023 Outlook: 1-in-3 Individuals Hopeful About Finances in 2023, Despite Inflation, Recession Concerns

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NEW YORK–( BUSINESS WIRE )–While Americans continue to experience the challenges presented by inflation and a potential recession, New York Life’s latest Wealth Watch survey found that 66% of American adults are confident in their ability to reach their financial goals, and 1-in-3 feel hopeful about their finances at the end of 2022 going into 2023, reflecting similar levels of confidence reported this time last year.

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16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

After gathering some of the best go-to-market plays from our own B2B sales and marketing pros, we've package them here for you. Try one of these 16 plays in your next salesflow or as inspiration for your next winning sales engagement strategy.

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5-Year Rollover Glut Has Swelled IRA Balances: Cerulli

Wink Intel

The exceptional capital market performance experienced between 2016 and 2021 translated to significantly higher average 401(k) account balances, which in turn drove a groundswell of rollovers into individual retirement accounts. This is one of the headline findings of the newly published Cerulli Report, “U.S. Retirement Markets 2022: The Role of Workplace Retirement Plans in the War for Talent.”

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Secure 2.0 Act RMD Rules Open New IRA Planning Window

Wink Intel

Speaking on a recent webinar hosted by Carson Group, Jamie Hopkins, the firm’s managing director of wealth solutions, suggested the new extension of the required minimum distribution age to 73 is a key conversation starter for advisors and their clients in 2023. Hopkins was joined on the webinar by Christine Benz, Morningstar’s director of personal finance and retirement planning.

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Kuvare and Aquarian Make Bermuda Deals

Wink Intel

Kuvare Holdings has broken through the thick new sheets of dealmaking ice. Higher interest rates and economic uncertainty have frozen announcements of mergers, acquisitions and other major deals in many sectors, but some companies in the life and annuity market have managed to start or close transactions anyway.

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Who Benefits Most From Annuity Purchases?

Wink Intel

Anew paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research investigates retirees’ optimal purchases of fixed and variable longevity income annuities using their defined contribution plan assets and given their expected Social Security benefits. The underlying analysis was put together by a trio of authors including Vanya Horneff and Raimond Maurer of the Goethe University Frankfurt, and Olivia Mitchell of the University of Pennsylvania.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.