Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Kostas Fragogiannis meets with Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Begard Talabani (Athens, 27.01.2022)

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Diplomacy and Openness, Kostas Fragogiannis, welcomed today, Thursday, January 27, 2022, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), Begard Talabani. Ms Talabani is on a three-day working visit to Greece, accompanied by Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Relations of KRI, Daban Shadala.

The meeting was also attended by the Secretary General for International Economic Affairs and Openness, Ioannis Smyrlis.

The discussions centered on the prospects of strengthening Greece’s bilateral cooperation with the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, through the increase of trade in goods and services, with Deputy Minister Fragogiannis expressing both the Greek government’s and the Greek companies’ willingness and readiness to actively contribute to the development and reconstruction of Iraqi Kurdistan.

The officials of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq stressed the need for foreign direct investment in critical sectors, including industry, conveying the local government’s commitment to establishing an adequate legal framework and creating opportunities for foreign companies.

For his part, Mr. Fragogiannis expressed Greece’s readiness to provide development assistance to Iraqi Kurdistan, both bilaterally and within international organizations, while he committed to organizing a targeted business mission to Erbil in the near future as soon as conditions allow it.

In the course of her visit to Greece, Ms. Talabani also met with the leadership of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food as well as the Ministry of Environment and Energy.

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Athens, 27.01.2022)

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Athens, 27.01.2022)Today, January 27, on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honour, reflect upon and take action to preserve the memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

It is our duty to never forget what happened in Europe only eight decades ago. To ask ourselves “If This Is a Man”, as did Primo Levi, one of the first Holocaust survivors to write about the inhumane experience he suffered.

Nowadays, unfortunately, the memory of the Holocaust is fading. One in twenty Europeans has never heard of the Holocaust.

At the same time, new threats are emerging: hate speech, racism, discrimination, anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial.

It is our duty to put up a barrier against these threats; to place greater emphasis on education.

These are the main priorities of the Greek Presidency of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, which we will continue to promote.

Turing lance une communauté mondiale axée sur la carrière des développeurs

Une communauté en ligne unique en son genre destinée à propulser l’évolution de carrière des développeurs

SAN FRANCISCO, 27 janvier 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Turing, une plateforme internationale alimentée par l’intelligence artificielle qui connecte les développeurs de logiciels à des emplois de haute qualité, à long terme et à distance aux États-Unis, a annoncé aujourd’hui le lancement de Turing Community : une plateforme communautaire axée sur la carrière des développeurs.

Selon une étude réalisée par Science Direct, il est prouvé que les développeurs de logiciels font face à des niveaux de stress extrêmement élevés découlant d’un manque de soutien et de reconnaissance de la part des entreprises pour lesquelles ils travaillent. En conséquence, beaucoup deviennent isolés et dépassés, ce qui provoque un épuisement professionnel et une baisse de la productivité.

Avec plus d’un million de développeurs inscrits sur Turing, la création d’une communauté de développeurs axée sur la carrière renforcera davantage leur mission d’aider à résoudre les défis auxquels sont confrontés les développeurs de logiciels à l’échelle mondiale et de libérer le potentiel humain inexploité.

En tirant parti de l’intelligence participative pour créer une spirale ascendante de succès, la communauté Turing vise à inspirer les développeurs du monde entier, en les encourageant à établir des liens profonds avec les autres développeurs, à demander conseil aux vétérans de l’industrie et à créer des expériences positives. Cette plateforme ouvrira la voie à la prospérité des développeurs, en leur offrant un espace sécuritaire et axé sur la carrière pour qu’ils puissent se développer, demander des conseils, perfectionner leurs compétences et trouver un emploi.

« L’expérience Turing va au-delà d’une simple recherche d’emploi », a déclaré Jonathan Siddharth, PDG et fondateur de Turing. « Nous visons à servir de véritables partenaires aux développeurs avec lesquels nous travaillons et à leur procurer les outils nécessaires pour réaliser des avancées personnelles et professionnelles. Grâce à notre gamme d’offres diversifiée, et maintenant à la communauté Turing, nous marcherons main dans la main avec les développeurs sur la voie du succès. »

La communauté Turing est une plateforme gratuite et ouverte permettant aux développeurs à chaque étape de leur carrière de se faire des relations, de se tenir informés de l’actualité de l’industrie, d’améliorer leurs compétences et de se développer à la fois personnellement et professionnellement. Elle proposera également une préparation à l’emploi, un encadrement et un mentorat, y compris des programmes spéciaux et des événements sociaux offerts aux membres de la communauté.

Des milliers de développeurs ont déjà rejoint la communauté Turing et excellent ainsi dans leur carrière. Pour en savoir plus sur la communauté Turing, visitez le site : https://community.turing.com/

À propos de Turing

Fondé en mars 2018, l’Intelligent Talent Cloud de Turing utilise l’intelligence artificielle pour connecter les meilleurs développeurs du monde à des emplois de haute qualité aux États-Unis. Turing est l’idée originale d’anciens élèves de Stanford et d’entrepreneurs en intelligence artificielle en série, Jonathan Siddharth et Vijay Krishnan. L’ancienne société du duo, Rover, un moteur de découverte de contenu basé sur l’apprentissage automatique, a été acquise avec succès.

Avec Turing, les entreprises peuvent embaucher des experts en logiciels à distance pré-approuvés ayant l’étoffe de la Silicon Valley à travers plus de 100 compétences en appuyant simplement sur un bouton. Plus de 200 entreprises, dont Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Disney, Coinbase, Rivian, Plume et VillageMD, ont embauché des ingénieurs talentueux à distance de Turing.

La société est récemment entrée sur le territoire des entreprises licornes (maintenant évaluée à plus de 1,1 milliard de dollars) avec un cycle de financement de série D et est soutenue par d’importants investisseurs tels que WestBridge Capital, Foundation Capital, Founders Fund (investisseurs dans Facebook, Tesla, Asana), Altair Capital, Mindset Ventures, Frontier Ventures, Gaingels, le premier directeur de la technologie de Facebook (Adam D’Angelo), et d’illustres dirigeants de Google, d’Amazon et de Twitter.

Turing Launches a Global, Career-Centric Community for Developers

One-of-a-kind online community set to propel career growth for developers

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Turing, an AI-powered, international platform that connects software developers with high quality, long-term, remote U.S. jobs, announces today the launch of Turing Community: a career-centric developer community platform.

According to a study done by Science Direct, it’s proven that software developers deal with overwhelmingly high stress levels stemming from a lack of support and recognition from the companies they serve. As a result, many become isolated and overwhelmed, causing burnout and decreased productivity.

With over 1 million developers signed up on Turing, the creation of a career-centric developer community will further strengthen their mission to help solve the challenges faced by software developers globally and unleash untapped human potential.

Leveraging crowdsourced intelligence to create an upward spiral of success, the Turing community aims to inspire developers worldwide; encouraging them to form deep relationships with fellow developers, seek advice from industry veterans, and create positive experiences. This platform will pave the way for developers to thrive; providing a career-centric, safe space for developers to grow, seek guidance, hone their skills, and find jobs.

“The Turing experience goes beyond a simple job search,” shares Jonathan Siddharth, the CEO & Founder of Turing. “We aim to serve as true partners to the developers we work with and equip them with the tools necessary to experience personal and professional breakthroughs. With our diverse range of offerings, and now the Turing Community, we will walk hand in hand with developers as they walk the path to success.”

The Turing Community is a free and open platform for developers at every stage of their careers to network, stay current with industry news, enhance their skills, and develop both personally and professionally. It will also offer job preparation, coaching, and mentoring; including special programs and social events offered to community members.

Thousands of developers have already joined the Turing Community and are excelling in their careers as a result. To learn more about the Turing Community, visit: https://community.turing.com/

About Turing

Founded in March 2018, Turing’s Intelligent Talent Cloud uses AI to connect the world’s best developers to high-quality U.S. jobs. Turing is the brainchild of Stanford alumni and serial AI entrepreneurs Jonathan Siddharth and Vijay Krishnan. The duo’s previous company Rover, a machine learning-based content discovery engine, was successfully acquired.

With Turing, companies can hire pre-vetted, Silicon Valley-caliber remote software talent across 100+ skills at the “push of a button”. 200+ firms, including Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Disney, Coinbase, Rivian, Plume, and VillageMD, have hired remote engineering talent from Turing.

The company recently entered unicorn territory (now valued at over $1.1 B) with a Series D round of financing and is backed by prominent investors such as WestBridge Capital, Foundation Capital, Founders Fund (investors in Facebook, Tesla, Asana), Altair Capital, Mindset Ventures, Frontier Ventures, Gaingels, Facebook’s first CTO (Adam D’Angelo), and illustrious executives from Google, Amazon, and Twitter.

BigPanda Announces Global Expansion and Midsize Enterprise Presence Fueled by Explosive Demand for AIOps

BigPanda Leverages Recent Investment of $190 Million to Bring in New EMEA Leader and Double-down on New Segments

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BigPanda, Inc., the leader in AIOps Event Correlation and Automation, today announced the company has opened an office in London, led by Ben Sekhon, to provide on-the-ground support for both existing and new customers across the EMEA region. In addition, BigPanda has created a business unit dedicated to helping address needs from midsize enterprises to scale IT with AIOps.

Intensified Support in EMEA
The EMEA market is on par with the U.S. in terms of AIOps demand, particularly as customers move away from aging on-premises infrastructure towards cloud and cloud-native environments. The business will be led by Ben Sekhon, a 20-year sales veteran who had a successful track record at SAP, Gigya and Experian.

“I am delighted to join BigPanda,” said Ben Sekhon, VP of EMEA Sales and Channels. “EMEA represents a huge addressable market, so the timing of this investment helps us maintain the same level of focus and quality we deliver to our existing customers while addressing the growing demand for BigPanda’s market-leading AIOps platform.”

“We’re very excited to welcome BigPanda to Europe to further build on our relationship and the high level of support the team has already provided,” said Harvey Shaw, Senior IT Director at News Corp. “The company has proven to be a vital partner, and we’re confident that its on-the-ground presence will help us accelerate our AIOps strategy.”

EU Region Platform Availability
To support BigPanda’s EMEA customers, BigPanda is also expanding its platform availability with an instance hosted in Germany. This BigPanda instance will conform to leading international security and privacy standards and address European data residency requirements to store customer data in Europe.

Addressing Demand in Midsize Enterprises
Over the course of several years, BigPanda has built a base of midsize enterprise customers. With the launch of BigPanda University and the continued focus on self-service capabilities within the BigPanda platform, the team is poised to expand its ability to deliver AIOps to the midsize enterprise.

“While a focus for most IT Ops vendors is the largest of enterprises, the reality is that midsize enterprises also need to improve app experiences by scaling through technology, making AIOps a foundational element of their roadmap,” said Isaac Sacolick, President of StarCIO, author, and digital transformation influencer. “In recent research, 70 percent report it typically takes three hours or longer to resolve major incidents, and the right solution leverages AIOps to improve IT performance. BigPanda is putting its energy in all the right places to serve this market segment well.”

BigPanda’s AIOps Turbo Pack is a customized offering that gives IT Ops teams within midsize organizations a quick path to success. It includes flexible, tiered, consumption-based licensing along with a standard set of integrations and implementation services to get them up and running in a matter of weeks. To learn more about the AIOps Turbo Pack for fast-growing IT Ops, please visit BigPanda for Midsize enterprises.

About BigPanda

BigPanda keeps businesses running with AIOps that transform IT data into insight and action. With BigPanda’s AIOps platform, businesses prevent IT outages, improve incident management and deliver extraordinary customer experiences. Without BigPanda, IT Ops, NOC, and DevOps teams struggle with a tsunami of data and highly-manual, reactive incident response processes that are poorly suited for the scale, complexity and velocity of modern IT environments. This results in painful outages, unhappy customers, growing IT headcount and the inability to focus on innovation.

BigPanda’s AIOps Event Correlation and Automation platform helps Fortune 500 enterprises such as Intel, Cisco, United, Abbott, Marriott and Expedia take a giant step towards Autonomous IT Operations. BigPanda is backed by Advent International, Insight Partners, Sequoia Capital, Mayfield, Battery Ventures, Glynn Capital, Mayfield, Greenfield Partners and Pelion. Visit www.bigpanda.io for more information.

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