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Huawei discuss strategy at ‘Connect 2020’

HUAWEI CONNECT 2020 was held from September 23 to 26 in Shanghai. HUAWEI CONNECT is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry. It is a platform where Huawei discloses its major strategies.

In 2016, Huawei envisioned an intelligent world and called upon its partners worldwide to build a diverse and thriving Costa Rica-like ecosystem together. In 2017, Huawei announced its goal of becoming one of the world’s five major cloud service providers. In 2018, Huawei revealed its AI strategy, and then in 2019 its computing strategy.

In 2020, as 5G has been rolled out at scale worldwide, connectivity, cloud, AI, computing, and industrial applications have all come together to create unprecedented opportunities for the ICT sector. Therefore, the focus of this year’s HUAWEI CONNECT is: Creating new value with synergy across five tech domains.

Moving forward, Huawei will focus on applying ICT technologies to industries

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Austin Startup Week hopes to connect community as it goes virtual its tenth year – Business – Austin American-Statesman

Austin entrepreneur Jacqueline Hughes has made more than 100 calls this week alone, as she prepares for one of the biggest events of the year for Austin’s entrepreneurial community.

But if all goes as planned, Hughes will be able to catch dozens of speakers, panels, and pitches and attend a virtual startup crawl — all from the comfort of home next week for the annual Austin Startup Week.

Hughes co-founded the event with Joshua Baer, who runs Austin-based accelerator Capital Factory, in 2011, as a way to bring together the startup community. For a decade, Austin Startup Week has been a can’t-miss for Austin entrepreneurs and emerging businesses to meet yearly, pitch business plans, network, and mingle.

But this year, rather than packed booths and standing-room-only panels, participants will gather virtually in chat rooms, video calls and virtual maps from Oct. 5-8.

The event joins the ranks of a number

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Kevin McCrea joins Mortgage Connect as Vice President of PR & Marketing | News

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mortgage Connect, a leading national mortgage services provider for the nation’s largest financial institutions, investors and servicers, today announced Kevin McCrea as Vice President of PR & Marketing. McCrea has 14 years of experience in the industry, most recently serving as the director of strategic alliances for the Five Star Institute – an industry mainstay of publications, events and affinity groups.

While at Five Star, McCrea successfully oversaw sales and marketing strategies along with brand positioning and awareness for numerous portfolio servicing management companies. McCrea has a broad scope of industry experience, having engaged with all organizational types including lenders, servicers, GSE’s and service providers.

“Kevin joining our organization is great timing,” said Jeff Coury, Chief Executive Officer of Mortgage Connect. “He brings invaluable experience with marketing, publishing and branding. With Mortgage Connect’s rapid expansion and addition of products and services throughout

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How To Connect With Your Center Of Wellbeing: A 10-Week Plan

Nearly a decade ago, with global affairs in turmoil and the digital revolution disrupting every industry, I wrote these words in my book, “Winning from Within”: 

“In turbulent times, when the pace of the change makes your head spin, business leaders and public servants alike want a system that helps them stay balanced as they face unprecedented complexity and uncertainly.”

That stomach-churning turbulence I recall from back then seems almost quaint as our 2020 world roils with COVID19, economic turmoil and natural disasters amid stark political polarization and a reckoning with systemic racism. Our world is on fire — in some places literally burning down in front of our eyes.

As leaders, we have honed our tools for interacting with the external world. We can break down complicated situations. We can problem solve. We

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Digital payments reach Falkland Islands as Square and MasterCard connect – Payment

Julie Halliday at Studio 52 gets to grips with Square (Image: Square)

Julie Halliday at Studio 52 gets to grips with Square (Image: Square)

Small business and ecommerce entrepreneurs on the Falkland Islands are set to be able to take digital payments following an agreement between Square, Mastercard and the Falkland Islands Government.


The Falkland Islands lie 8,000 miles from London in a remote and beautiful location where penguins outnumber people by more than 100:1. To date, many of the Islands’ businesses have been cash-only. Banking and compliance issues made it difficult, and sometimes impossible for small businesses to sign up for merchant accounts to accept cards – and to get those funds settled into their bank account.


On top of that, card payment machines were difficult to install and maintain in such a remote location.


With only one cash machine and bank branch on the Islands, residents and the tens of thousands of annual tourists alike were feeling the burden of

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