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SAP to provide update on investigation into South Africa business


SAP to provide update on investigation into South Africa business

SAP to provide update on investigation into South Africa business

SAP SE has announced that it will provide an update on the investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in its South African business during the last week of October 2017.

The company initiated an investigation spearheaded by international law firm Baker McKenzie on July 12, 2017. At the same time, SAP placed four senior executives on administrative leave pending the finalization of this investigation. The team from Baker McKenzie has been reviewing and scrutinizing large volumes of data, talking to a variety of stakeholders and conducting interviews with all relevant persons.

 “We are acutely aware that we owe South Africa answers. While we understand the public’s legitimate frustration at the length of the investigation, it is imperative that we get this process right,” said Adaire Fox Martin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, who leads SAP’s business in MEE, EMEA and Greater China. “We remain committed to delivering on our initial promise to manage this process in a transparent way and to give a full account to our employees, customers, partners and the South African public.”

SAP is committed to the highest standards of business ethics. Its policy is, and always has been, to carry out all company activities in accordance with the letter and spirit of applicable laws in the more than 180 countries in which the company operates. SAP will not tolerate any misconduct. Any evidence of wrongdoing will be dealt with vigorously and comprehensively.



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New Sandvine emerges as leader in network intelligence


New Sandvine emerges as leader in network intelligence

New Sandvine emerges as leader in network intelligence

Procera Networks, a global leader in Network Intelligence has announced the completion of the acquisition of Sandvine Corporation, a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators.

The combined company will operate under the Sandvine name, and the executive management team will be led by Lyndon Cantor as President and Chief Executive Officer.

The combined portfolios of Sandvine and Procera deliver the most robust Network Intelligence solutions as a new market leader in an emerging market. The new Sandvine has the broadest portfolio of solutions addressing customers’ needs for Analytics, Policy Charging and Control, Traffic Management, Security, Regulatory Compliance, and Cloud Managed Services. This combined solution portfolio significantly expands Sandvine’s addressable market and enables the combined company to capitalize on the growth opportunities of 5th generation wireless networks, Internet of Things (IoT), software-defined networks and network function virtualization.

“The new Sandvine has significant scale with over 200 Tier 1 service providers, including 12 of the top 20 mobile carriers and covering over 1.7 billion subscribers, over 500 enterprise customers, and over 40 OEM partners in nearly 100 countries worldwide,” said Lyndon Cantor, President and CEO of Sandvine. “This scale will enable us to accelerate our innovation engine and expand our solution and services offerings to better serve our customers’ needs.”

Today, network operators are focused on reducing expenses while at the same time trying to enhance the experience of their subscribers through innovative offerings and improved quality of service. Sandvine and Procera have been trusted solution partners in this journey to aid operators and enterprises in more intelligently managing their networks. As the virtual and cloud paradigm shifts existing network architectures, these needs have evolved from simply identifying network issues to requiring automation and closed-loop actions. The combined capabilities of the new Sandvine will enable the company to lead the charge in delivering these solutions through continued innovation in machine learning, heuristics and behavioral analysis to deliver the most robust in-line digital decisions based on Network Intelligence.

“As networks expand and become increasingly virtualized and cloud delivered, there is a greater need for more sophisticated and automated Network Intelligence solutions. The new Sandvine is the only vendor that has the breadth of use cases that serve the evolving customer requirements for in-line closed loop automation,” continued Cantor.

“We believe the merger between Procera and Sandvine is a strong endorsement for the next phase of development and maturity in the Network Intelligence Market,” said Sarah Wallace, Director, Service Enablement, AI & Analytics, IHS Markit Technology. “The requirement for in-line closed loop capabilities driven by intelligence for digital decision-making is consistent with our research in Analytics and AI markets.”

Significantly increased scale to support customers and partners – The new Sandvine has deep relationships with many of the world’s largest operators and enterprises. The combined organization has significantly increased scale and resources to expand new product initiatives, offer greater depth of service offerings and provide enhanced support for both our partners and customers.

Increased investment in product innovation – The combined business will be accelerating innovation investments in Behavioral Analysis, Automation, and Cloud solutions. Sandvine will have the only ‘closed loop’ capabilities powered by network intelligence, positioning it uniquely to enable its customers to drive OPEX savings with network and workflow transformation.

Expanded breadth of use case capabilities – The combined company offers best-in-class solutions in the Network Intelligence market for Analytics, Policy and Charging Control, Security, Regulatory Compliance, Traffic Management, and Cloud Managed Services. The powerful combination of the two companies adds significant technology synergies that result in over 100 use cases across Sandvine’s solution verticals.

Enhanced offerings to enable cloud managed services – The combined company will provide channel partners and service provider customers the broadest and most differentiated portfolio of virtual and cloud delivered Network Intelligence solutions. Sandvine’s Cloud Services solution is a unique cloud-based offering that integrates Analytics, Policy Charging and Control, Traffic Management, and Security use cases as a single managed service for enterprise networks.



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SAP to provide update on investigation into South Africa business


SAP to provide update on investigation into South Africa business

SAP to provide update on investigation into South Africa business

SAP SE has announced that it will provide an update on the investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in its South African business during the last week of October 2017.

The company initiated an investigation spearheaded by international law firm Baker McKenzie on July 12, 2017. At the same time, SAP placed four senior executives on administrative leave pending the finalization of this investigation. The team from Baker McKenzie has been reviewing and scrutinizing large volumes of data, talking to a variety of stakeholders and conducting interviews with all relevant persons.

 “We are acutely aware that we owe South Africa answers. While we understand the public’s legitimate frustration at the length of the investigation, it is imperative that we get this process right,” said Adaire Fox Martin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, who leads SAP’s business in MEE, EMEA and Greater China. “We remain committed to delivering on our initial promise to manage this process in a transparent way and to give a full account to our employees, customers, partners and the South African public.”

SAP is committed to the highest standards of business ethics. Its policy is, and always has been, to carry out all company activities in accordance with the letter and spirit of applicable laws in the more than 180 countries in which the company operates. SAP will not tolerate any misconduct. Any evidence of wrongdoing will be dealt with vigorously and comprehensively.



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New Sandvine emerges as leader in network intelligence


New Sandvine emerges as leader in network intelligence

New Sandvine emerges as leader in network intelligence

Procera Networks, a global leader in Network Intelligence has announced the completion of the acquisition of Sandvine Corporation, a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators.

The combined company will operate under the Sandvine name, and the executive management team will be led by Lyndon Cantor as President and Chief Executive Officer.

The combined portfolios of Sandvine and Procera deliver the most robust Network Intelligence solutions as a new market leader in an emerging market. The new Sandvine has the broadest portfolio of solutions addressing customers’ needs for Analytics, Policy Charging and Control, Traffic Management, Security, Regulatory Compliance, and Cloud Managed Services. This combined solution portfolio significantly expands Sandvine’s addressable market and enables the combined company to capitalize on the growth opportunities of 5th generation wireless networks, Internet of Things (IoT), software-defined networks and network function virtualization.

“The new Sandvine has significant scale with over 200 Tier 1 service providers, including 12 of the top 20 mobile carriers and covering over 1.7 billion subscribers, over 500 enterprise customers, and over 40 OEM partners in nearly 100 countries worldwide,” said Lyndon Cantor, President and CEO of Sandvine. “This scale will enable us to accelerate our innovation engine and expand our solution and services offerings to better serve our customers’ needs.”

Today, network operators are focused on reducing expenses while at the same time trying to enhance the experience of their subscribers through innovative offerings and improved quality of service. Sandvine and Procera have been trusted solution partners in this journey to aid operators and enterprises in more intelligently managing their networks. As the virtual and cloud paradigm shifts existing network architectures, these needs have evolved from simply identifying network issues to requiring automation and closed-loop actions. The combined capabilities of the new Sandvine will enable the company to lead the charge in delivering these solutions through continued innovation in machine learning, heuristics and behavioral analysis to deliver the most robust in-line digital decisions based on Network Intelligence.

“As networks expand and become increasingly virtualized and cloud delivered, there is a greater need for more sophisticated and automated Network Intelligence solutions. The new Sandvine is the only vendor that has the breadth of use cases that serve the evolving customer requirements for in-line closed loop automation,” continued Cantor.

“We believe the merger between Procera and Sandvine is a strong endorsement for the next phase of development and maturity in the Network Intelligence Market,” said Sarah Wallace, Director, Service Enablement, AI & Analytics, IHS Markit Technology. “The requirement for in-line closed loop capabilities driven by intelligence for digital decision-making is consistent with our research in Analytics and AI markets.”

Significantly increased scale to support customers and partners – The new Sandvine has deep relationships with many of the world’s largest operators and enterprises. The combined organization has significantly increased scale and resources to expand new product initiatives, offer greater depth of service offerings and provide enhanced support for both our partners and customers.

Increased investment in product innovation – The combined business will be accelerating innovation investments in Behavioral Analysis, Automation, and Cloud solutions. Sandvine will have the only ‘closed loop’ capabilities powered by network intelligence, positioning it uniquely to enable its customers to drive OPEX savings with network and workflow transformation.

Expanded breadth of use case capabilities – The combined company offers best-in-class solutions in the Network Intelligence market for Analytics, Policy and Charging Control, Security, Regulatory Compliance, Traffic Management, and Cloud Managed Services. The powerful combination of the two companies adds significant technology synergies that result in over 100 use cases across Sandvine’s solution verticals.

Enhanced offerings to enable cloud managed services – The combined company will provide channel partners and service provider customers the broadest and most differentiated portfolio of virtual and cloud delivered Network Intelligence solutions. Sandvine’s Cloud Services solution is a unique cloud-based offering that integrates Analytics, Policy Charging and Control, Traffic Management, and Security use cases as a single managed service for enterprise networks.



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Topaz Energy & Marine integrates ships, onshore operations with Maritime Connect


Topaz Energy & Marine integrates ships, onshore operations with Maritime Connect

Topaz Energy & Marine integrates ships, onshore operations with Maritime Connect

Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine has signed an agreement with Orange Business Services for a Maritime Connect solution that connects its fleet at sea and supports the corporate network. Topaz is a leading offshore support vessel company for the global energy industry. The Orange integrated communications platform increases the efficiency of the fleet, lowers cost and improves the onboard experience for crew.

Under a three-year agreement Orange is initially connecting 39 vessels from the Topaz fleet, and by the end of 2018, Orange will roll out Maritime Connect across the entire fleet of more than 110 vessels.

The Orange Maritime Connect platform incorporates multiple connections including VSAT, L-Band terminals, 3G/4G and Wi-Fi. It routes traffic depending on the availability of the link and with the appropriate quality of service. This allows Topaz to integrate its fleet into the corporate network as “offices at sea” and rollout business-critical applications.

A key application for Topaz is fleet management, which manages ships at sea and provides invaluable business intelligence. This includes dashboards that can detect vessels deviating from the average standard in terms of fuel consumption, speed or maintenance issues, for example.

Maritime Connect also delivers innovative maritime bandwidth management and optimization features. It manages voice, video and data in limited bandwidth and challenging weather conditions and prevents cyberattacks thanks to an integrated suite of security features.

Orange is uniquely able to support maritime digital transformation by combining many different technologies and networks – both onshore and offshore – with end-to-end integration and in-house satellite connectivity. Shipping companies, IT managers, captains and the crew can control access to data and voice services on board vessels or remotely from the shore. 

Luc Serviant, vice president, Middle East and Africa at Orange Business Services, commented: “Today Orange is working across all sectors to help enterprises to respond to the demands of digital transformation. Historically in the maritime sector, limited connectivity and the need for multiple communications providers has meant the exclusion of fleets from the centralized business processes, ultimately resulting in reduced productivity. With Maritime Connect, Topaz can integrate its ships with the shore and is able to transform them into branch offices at sea.”

René Kofod-Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, Topaz commented: ”The maritime industry is undergoing its own digital transformation, from digital ports to vessel management. We operate in a unique context spanning ship to shore operations, with the majority of our people based offshore. By enhancing the communications capabilities of our vessels, we are able to synchronize and manage our integrated business operations more effectively and ensure our crew can easily access the internet for all their business communication needs, as well as connecting them to family and friends and transforming the onboard experience.” 

 



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Airtel Ghana supports LA wireless cluster of schools


Airtel Ghana supports LA wireless cluster of schools

Airtel Ghana supports LA wireless cluster of schools

Airtel Ghana has affirmed its commitment to the La Wireless Cluster of Schools, a member of its School Adoption Program, by donating educational materials to support the school during the current academic year.  The educational materials donated included school bags, exercise books, textbooks, science and mathematics activity materials and story books.

The donation was the first in a series of events to mark this academic year’s Back to School Initiative. The Back to School Initiative is an event instituted to welcome students of schools which are part of the Company’s School Adoption Program, back to school at the beginning of each academic year.  The School Adoption Program and Back to School Initiative affirms Airtel Ghana’s strong focus on increasing children’s access to quality education, especially in the STEM disciplines.

The event was also used to launch the Coderdojo sessions for the 2017/ 2018 academic year at La wireless cluster of schools.  A Coderdojo is a global network of free computer programming clubs (Dojos) for young people. The coding session saw a section of students go through the principles and practical of coding with the aim of equipping them with the needed skills which they can use to solve problems in the society. The coding session was facilitated by Mrs. Thelma Quaye, the Networks Director of Airtel Ghana with assistance from volunteers from Airtel Ghana and some staff of La Wireless cluster of schools.

Commenting on the donation, Zonal Business Manager for Greater Accra for Airtel Ghana, Kwame Osafo said, ‘’Airtel has always shown commitment to increasing children’s access to quality education. We give expression to this commitment by supporting schools with modern educational materials and infrastructure that help to make learning easier and fun, which goes a long way to help deliver quality education”.

He encouraged students of La Wireless to seize the opportunity given to them and make good use of the resources provided to the school by Airtel Ghana over the years.

The Circuit coordinator of the La Wireless Cluster of Schools, Mr. Edward Opoku receiving the donation, thanked Airtel Ghana for its wonderful gesture. He acknowledged Airtel Ghana’s continual support to the La wireless Cluster of schools and assured the donors that his students would take good care of the materials. He emphasized that while the direct beneficiaries of these items would be the children, ultimately the nation as a whole benefits as these children develop the skills set required for thriving in a STEM dominated world.

The students also expressed great joy for the materials and promised to use them judiciously.

Airtel Ghana continues to demonstrate commitment towards empowering students through its insightful educational projects such as the School Adoption Program and Evolve with STEM. Under its School Adoption Program, the Company provides academic as well as infrastructure support for selected schools across the country. These initiatives are to benefit the communities that the company works in and also to empower students to unleash their full potential.



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Airtel Ghana supports LA wireless cluster of schools


Airtel Ghana supports LA wireless cluster of schools

Airtel Ghana supports LA wireless cluster of schools

Airtel Ghana has affirmed its commitment to the La Wireless Cluster of Schools, a member of its School Adoption Program, by donating educational materials to support the school during the current academic year.  The educational materials donated included school bags, exercise books, textbooks, science and mathematics activity materials and story books.

The donation was the first in a series of events to mark this academic year’s Back to School Initiative. The Back to School Initiative is an event instituted to welcome students of schools which are part of the Company’s School Adoption Program, back to school at the beginning of each academic year.  The School Adoption Program and Back to School Initiative affirms Airtel Ghana’s strong focus on increasing children’s access to quality education, especially in the STEM disciplines.

The event was also used to launch the Coderdojo sessions for the 2017/ 2018 academic year at La wireless cluster of schools.  A Coderdojo is a global network of free computer programming clubs (Dojos) for young people. The coding session saw a section of students go through the principles and practical of coding with the aim of equipping them with the needed skills which they can use to solve problems in the society. The coding session was facilitated by Mrs. Thelma Quaye, the Networks Director of Airtel Ghana with assistance from volunteers from Airtel Ghana and some staff of La Wireless cluster of schools.

Commenting on the donation, Zonal Business Manager for Greater Accra for Airtel Ghana, Kwame Osafo said, ‘’Airtel has always shown commitment to increasing children’s access to quality education. We give expression to this commitment by supporting schools with modern educational materials and infrastructure that help to make learning easier and fun, which goes a long way to help deliver quality education”.

He encouraged students of La Wireless to seize the opportunity given to them and make good use of the resources provided to the school by Airtel Ghana over the years.

The Circuit coordinator of the La Wireless Cluster of Schools, Mr. Edward Opoku receiving the donation, thanked Airtel Ghana for its wonderful gesture. He acknowledged Airtel Ghana’s continual support to the La wireless Cluster of schools and assured the donors that his students would take good care of the materials. He emphasized that while the direct beneficiaries of these items would be the children, ultimately the nation as a whole benefits as these children develop the skills set required for thriving in a STEM dominated world.

The students also expressed great joy for the materials and promised to use them judiciously.

Airtel Ghana continues to demonstrate commitment towards empowering students through its insightful educational projects such as the School Adoption Program and Evolve with STEM. Under its School Adoption Program, the Company provides academic as well as infrastructure support for selected schools across the country. These initiatives are to benefit the communities that the company works in and also to empower students to unleash their full potential.



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Topaz Energy & Marine integrates ships, onshore operations with Maritime Connect


Topaz Energy & Marine integrates ships, onshore operations with Maritime Connect

Topaz Energy & Marine integrates ships, onshore operations with Maritime Connect

Dubai-based Topaz Energy and Marine has signed an agreement with Orange Business Services for a Maritime Connect solution that connects its fleet at sea and supports the corporate network. Topaz is a leading offshore support vessel company for the global energy industry. The Orange integrated communications platform increases the efficiency of the fleet, lowers cost and improves the onboard experience for crew.

Under a three-year agreement Orange is initially connecting 39 vessels from the Topaz fleet, and by the end of 2018, Orange will roll out Maritime Connect across the entire fleet of more than 110 vessels.

The Orange Maritime Connect platform incorporates multiple connections including VSAT, L-Band terminals, 3G/4G and Wi-Fi. It routes traffic depending on the availability of the link and with the appropriate quality of service. This allows Topaz to integrate its fleet into the corporate network as “offices at sea” and rollout business-critical applications.

A key application for Topaz is fleet management, which manages ships at sea and provides invaluable business intelligence. This includes dashboards that can detect vessels deviating from the average standard in terms of fuel consumption, speed or maintenance issues, for example.

Maritime Connect also delivers innovative maritime bandwidth management and optimization features. It manages voice, video and data in limited bandwidth and challenging weather conditions and prevents cyberattacks thanks to an integrated suite of security features.

Orange is uniquely able to support maritime digital transformation by combining many different technologies and networks – both onshore and offshore – with end-to-end integration and in-house satellite connectivity. Shipping companies, IT managers, captains and the crew can control access to data and voice services on board vessels or remotely from the shore. 

Luc Serviant, vice president, Middle East and Africa at Orange Business Services, commented: “Today Orange is working across all sectors to help enterprises to respond to the demands of digital transformation. Historically in the maritime sector, limited connectivity and the need for multiple communications providers has meant the exclusion of fleets from the centralized business processes, ultimately resulting in reduced productivity. With Maritime Connect, Topaz can integrate its ships with the shore and is able to transform them into branch offices at sea.”

René Kofod-Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, Topaz commented: ”The maritime industry is undergoing its own digital transformation, from digital ports to vessel management. We operate in a unique context spanning ship to shore operations, with the majority of our people based offshore. By enhancing the communications capabilities of our vessels, we are able to synchronize and manage our integrated business operations more effectively and ensure our crew can easily access the internet for all their business communication needs, as well as connecting them to family and friends and transforming the onboard experience.” 

 



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Dell EMC Appoints MITSUMI as Distribution Partner for Africa


Mitesh Shah, Managing Director, Mitsumi Distribution

Mitesh Shah, Managing Director, Mitsumi Distribution

Mitsumi Distribution, the leading IT, CE and Telco distributor in the Middle East and Africa; has announced that it has been appointed by Dell EMC Middle East, as an Authorized Dell EMC Enterprise Distributor for the Africa region. The move demonstrates their confidence in our ability to help grow their brand across the region.

Since our Dell Consumer, Commercial and SNP African distribution partnership first began in 2009, Mitsumi has played an integral role in helping to grow the Dell business across the region. As an authorized distributor, Mitsumi will distribute Dell EMC storage products including all-flash arrays, hybrid storage platforms and networked-attached storage solutions in Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mayotte, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Other Dell EMC enterprise IT offerings include servers, converged infrastructure and cloud infrastructure products.

Nazih Moufarrej, Managing Director, Central and Eastern Africa region, DELL EMC said, DELL EMC is proud to sign this unique partnership agreement with MITSUMI. DELL EMC was focusing on progressing its technological corner in product growth to be able to encounter the needs of customers both at the descent and aloft ends of the market.”

Mitesh Shah, Managing Director, Mitsumi Distribution said, “Over the last two years, we have invested heavily in our team and business to ensure we have the correct skill sets in place to drive growth and capture the Middle East & Africa market share. We are also concentrating on developing our product distribution capability and reach. We look forward to working with DELL EMC and we are sure that this partnership will offer a wide product offering to all the Enterprise Partners based in Africa.”

Mitsumi has been successfully serving a broad network of partners for the past 20 years,” he added.

Reseller partners across Mitsumi’s entire African footprint now have access to the Dell EMC portfolio, including an extensive and innovative range of flash storage, hybrid cloud, and advanced data center solutions.

In October 2016, Mitsumi also gained DELL CSG – Consumer Product distribution rights for UAE, GULF (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Yemen,) and SELL (Libya, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq) countries for the Wholesale industry only.

Mitsumi distributes a wide range of products covering PC, Notebooks, mobility, Data Centre, Storage, Hardware, Services and Telecommunication products from various well-known vendors. Mitsumi operates in 11 Middle East and African countries; this includes U.A.E, Qatar, Kuwait, Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana and Cameron.



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Safaricom CEO named Africa investor CEO of the Year


Safaricom CEO named Africa investor CEO of the Year

Safaricom CEO named Africa investor CEO of the Year

Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named CEO of the Year by Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group.

Mr. Collymore was awarded with the title of Ai SRI 30 CEO of the Year in the awards at the just concluded 11th Africa investor (Ai) Institutional Investment and Capital Markets Awards in New York that convened over 150 CEO’s from across the continent.

The award recognizes and rewards CEOs who have shown commitment to sustainable development, pitting performance against their peers across the continent with the individual’s ability to effectively communicate their company’s vision and strategic initiatives against the backdrop of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

“Our purpose is to Transform Lives, and beyond creating solutions that aim to make a difference in our customer’s lives, we are also fully focused on building a sustainable enterprise that can meet the challenges of business in a rapidly changing world,” said Bob Collymore, CEO Safaricom.

In addition, Mr. Collymore was a finalist for the Ai 40 CEO of the Year Award. Safaricom was a finalist for Ai Best Performing Company Award as well as the series’ Most Innovative SRI 30 Company. The awards have a strong reputation for uncovering highly innovative work, exceptional talent and ingenuity.

The 11th Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit was held this week in New York and hosted a series of market changing announcements and initiatives at NASDAQ and the CFA New York Society in New York.

This year’s summit was themed ‘African Regional Growth and the Role of Long-Term Capital’ and brought together CEOS, institutional investors, capital market leaders and regulators to discuss institutional allocations, infrastructure co-investments, initiatives to improve access to data and support for the emerging investment management industry.



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