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The 7 new rules of IT leadership

CIO

The CIO role continues to evolve, changing as dramatically as the technology it manages and maintains. Moreover, the pace of the chief IT position’s transformation seems to be accelerating — likewise mirroring the speed of change in the tech stack.

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Shining some light on By Light IT Professional Services

FedSavvy

By Light Professional IT Services was founded in 2002 as a small family business and has since expanded to a large organization with more than 2,000 employees.

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4 moves CIOs should make to achieve a more efficient IT organization

CIO

The effects of such an unpredictable environment are profound, and no organization in any industry is immune. Looking across our client base, we expect to see varying degrees of impact as the turbulence continues. The common thread?

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AI Trends Are Shaping Sales

The Data Administration Newsletter

The sales industry has been witnessing the rise of AI and automation over many years and 2023 will not be an exception.

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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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How FiveStars re-engineered its data engineering stack

CIO

Building and managing infrastructure yourself gives you more control — but the effort to keep it all under control can take resources away from innovation in other areas.

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5 top IoT sustainability trends for 2023

CIO

The new year brings familiar problems for cities around the world. Many countries are still facing a multitude of crises: climate change continues to accelerate, economies are under pressure, and consumers are coping with inflation and skyrocketing energy bills.

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Getting to know Wink: VA Ambassador

Wink Intel

Peter is Wink’s VA Ambassador and the only thing more impressive than his knack for variable annuities (VAs) is his Australian accent. While he isn’t the first man to brave Wink’s day-to-day operations, he has more experience than most of the Wink staff combined.

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Accelerating Aerospace Organizational Innovation, Speed, and Resilience with Digital Technologies

CIO

Aerospace organizations are pushing new boundaries every day. Their products, research, and technologies are changing the way the world works.

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Data Science for SaaS Companies

The Data Administration Newsletter

Having a data science plan in place is important for any business. However, for a SaaS company, it becomes even more important as you handle a large volume of data that needs to be stored and processed in a variety of ways. The collection and analysis of data has many business benefits.

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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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COP27: successes, failures, and next steps

CIO

Like its predecessors, COP27 offered mixed results. As the conference’s detractors have long lamented, if COPs were truly effective, we wouldn’t have needed 27 of them. Still, there are some genuine marks of progress to celebrate.

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Merging Fast and Slow Data for a Full View of Human Intent

Dataversity

The digital industry has evolved massively and consistently over the years, often taking off in surprising directions. But one thing has remained constant: The role that data plays in driving business success has only grown.

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Spend Less, Get More: How Switching from Legacy PDF Editor Can Elevate Your Business

CIO

The PDF is a de facto electronic file format for a wide range of industries, giving organizations a reliable way to present information to others in a format that remains consistent no matter the user’s underlying hardware or software.

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UPDATE: Jackson to Report Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Financial Results and Provide 2023 Outlook

Wink Intel

LANSING, Mich.–( –( BUSINESS WIRE )– Jackson Financial Inc. 1 (NYSE: JXN) (Jackson®) will announce financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2022 after market close Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Jackson’s press release and supplemental financial materials will be available at investors.jackson.com. Jackson will host a conference call and webcast Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 10 a.m. ET to review the results and discuss the company’s 2023 outlook.

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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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CIO Leadership live with TAB’s Fred Laury

CIO

Fred Laury, Chief Digital Officer at TAB New Zealand, on the importance of empathy to influence and collaborate, how the CIO role is changing post-pandemic, and how he’s learned to adjust the sails in rough waters. Watch this episode: Listen to this episode: CIO, CIO Leadership Live

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American Equity Schedules Fourth Quarter 2022 Earnings Release, Conference Call and Webcast

Wink Intel

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa–( BUSINESS WIRE )–American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) announced today that it will release fourth quarter 2022 earnings and other financial results after the close of market on Thursday, February 16. The fourth quarter earnings release and financial supplement will be posted on the American Equity IR website at [link] at that time. American Equity will hold a conference call on Friday, February 17, at 10:00 a.m.

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How IT leads can build a high-performing environment for sales teams

CIO

Karl Nicholson, Technology Evangelist at Slack Ask any tech team, and they’ll tell you that the use of workplace apps has skyrocketed in recent years.

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AM Best Assigns Credit Ratings to Stellar National Life Insurance Company

Wink Intel

OLDWICK, N.J.–( –( BUSINESS WIRE )– AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “bbb” (Good) to Stellar National Life Insurance Company (Stellar Life) (Phoenix, AZ). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is stable.

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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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How to Tell if a Technology Trend Has Staying Power

IBI

Reading Time: 3 minutes With prediction season upon us, analysts, vendors, and influencers alike have many predictions on what technology trends we can expect to see in the year ahead.

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Kuvare Announces Formation of New Bermuda Reinsurer – Initially Provides Kuvare Access to $400 Million of Co-Investment Capital

Wink Intel

CHICAGO–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Kuvare Holdings (“Kuvare”), a technology-enabled financial services platform focused on delivering life and annuity solutions to the underserved U.S. middle market, and reinsurance solutions to institutional partners worldwide, today announced the formation of Kindley Re Ltd. Kindley Re”). Kindley Re, a newly formed Bermuda-domiciled reinsurer, will co-invest at least $400 million with Kuvare in qualifying life insurance and annuity transactions.

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The Owler Max Chrome Extension Has Arrived

Owler

Owler’s latest product launch is the Owler Max Google Chrome extension. It’s time for an upgrade to your sales tech stack! During a sales day, making the most of your time counts.

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Aquarian Closes Acquisition of Somerset Reinsurance

Wink Intel

NEW YORK–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Aquarian Holdings (“Aquarian”) today announced the closing of its acquisition of Somerset Reinsurance Limited (“Somerset Re”), a leading provider of reinsurance solutions to the U.S. life insurance and annuity market.

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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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Simplicity Acquires Jurs Montgomery Brokerage and Adds Justin Jurs and Chris Ronshagen to its Growing Partnership

Wink Intel

SUMMIT, N.J. , Jan. 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Simplicity Group (“Simplicity”) today announced the acquisition of Jurs Montgomery Brokerage, LLC (Jurs Montgomery). Led by Justin Jurs and Chris Ronshagen , Jurs Montgomery is a brokerage general agency that provides access to annuity, long-term care, life, and disability income products to independent producers, along with a high-touch support network.

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Integrity Closes Transformative Acquisition of Gladstone Wealth Partners to Offer Expansive Wealth Management Solutions to Americans

Wink Intel

DALLAS , Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Integrity Marketing Group, LLC (“Integrity”), a leading distributor of life and health insurance, and provider of wealth management and retirement planning solutions, today announced the closing of its acquisition of Gladstone Wealth Partners, LLC (“Gladstone”), a leading wealth management firm offering registered independent advisor and broker-dealer services.

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Athene COO Sees Non-Variable Annuity Sales Boom Continuing

Wink Intel

Rising interest rates are continuing to push consumers to buy annuities, a top annuity issuer executive said Thursday. Mike Downing, the chief operating officer of Athene Holding, reported that sales conditions were much better than expected in 2022 and continue to be strong now. Click HERE to read the full story via ThinkAdvisor. Wink’s Note: Allison Bell with ThinkAdvisor has some zingers every now and then!

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NAFA Elects 2023 Board of Directors

Wink Intel

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The general membership of NAFA, the National Association for Fixed Annuities, approved the slate of candidates presented for its 2023 board of directors at the association’s annual meeting held recently in Santa Monica, Calif. Nominations were received from the membership at large, and candidates were vetted by the current board before being proposed during the association’s 14th annual Annuity Distribution Summit.

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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.