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Parkside appoints new head of innovation & NPD

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first_imgPackaging manufacturer Parkside has appointed Phil O’Driscoll head of innovation & NPD.O’Driscoll’s appointment was prompted by the manufacturer strengthening its focus on retail and consumer value, said the firm.With more than 15 years’ experience in the food industry, packaging and innovation, O’Driscoll will be responsible for driving supplier and customer collaboration to create innovative concepts.O’Driscoll, who has held roles including head of packaging innovation at Arla Foods, said he was delighted to be joining Parkside.“They are an exciting innovator and leading manufacturer of food packaging solutions and produce an exceptional range of high-quality products. They have a real passion and drive for innovation and I want to build upon that and enhance their industry-recognised capabilities,” he added.“As part of my role at Parkside, I will work with the Advanced Packaging Expertise (APEX) team to build upon our vision and continue to develop our strategies for new product and category platforms.”last_img read more

How to move at the speed of technology

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first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr IT is a fast-paced field, but Michigan State University Federal Credit Union($4.2B, East Lansing, MI) keeps up with the constant change.Rather than partner with turnkey providers, the MSU-affiliated credit union custom develops services for its digital channels — including its website, online banking, and mobile banking — in-house. It also develops projects, such as a prepaid debit card and an internal intranet, for outside its digital channels.“Having that level of control is exciting,” says Samantha Amburgey, MSUFCU’s chief information officer. “You can create something from start to finish. You can design it how you want. It’s a full software development lifecycle.”That ability to develop certain technological products and services internally brings with it the need for a different approach to project management. How does the credit union prioritize project requests? How does it incorporate feedback? With all that is tasked to IT, how does it make sure it gets things done? continue reading »last_img read more

Butler Warns Students, Alums Of Data Breach

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first_imgThe information of current and former Butler students may have been exposed after a data breach.Approximately 160,000 people associated with Butler University are being urged to monitor their bank accounts and credit scores after a data breach.The school learned about the hacking after authorities in California contacted them when an identity theft suspect was arrested.The suspect had personal information from Butler employees. The individual reportedly does not have an affiliation with the university.The data breach exposed current and former students, faculty and even prospective students who considered attending the college but wound up at a different university.Butler officials say the information released includes birthdates, social security numbers and bank account information.The school said they have notified those who were exposed but recommend everyone to keep an eye on personal information. School officials say they have corrected the issue and are offering one year of credit monitoring to everyone impacted.The latest data breach continues a trend of hackers targeting universities and colleges across the nation. Indiana University reported a similar breach in February.last_img read more

Troy Daniels says he was recruited to Lakers by Anthony Davis

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first_imgTroy Daniels says he received calls from both Rob Pelinka and Anthony Davis about coming to LAL, picking them over interest from GSW and OKC. It helped, he thinks, that he once poured in 29 pts in a double OT win (including a game tying 3 in OT) over NOP when he played for MEM— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 15, 2019“I love being on those type platforms, hitting game-winners in the playoffs and those atmospheres and stuff like that,” Daniels said, via the Southern California News Group. “It’s just unbelievable. And as a player in the NBA, you want to be in those situations. It’s one thing to be in the NBA, it’s another thing to actually play for a championship and I’m just fortunate enough to be on this team.”The Lakers revamped their roster this offseason when they acquired Davis in a trade with the Pelicans to pair with LeBron James. Daniels, a career 40% 3-point shooter, said he’s excited to play with the two stars. Related News The Lakers wanted Troy Daniels.The 28-year-old guard told reporters he received calls from Los Angeles general manager Rob Pelinka and Anthony Davis while he was a free agent this summer. He went on to sign a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the team. NBA 2019-20 win-total projections: Bucks, Clippers lead the way Anthony Davis and LeBron James’ input ‘incredibly valuable’ in building Lakers roster, GM says “I think it makes it a lot easier for me as well as them because they have somebody to kick it out to and know nine times out of 10 it is probably going to go in if he is open,” Daniels said. “For me, I’m not trying to get open, I am probably going to be open, because they are going to command a lot of double-teams and a lot of attention.”The Lakers created cap space to add a third max player but missed out on Kawhi Leonard, who signed with the Clippers. They then inked Avery Bradley, Danny Green, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, JaVale McGee, Quinn Cook, DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Alex Caruso. Avery Bradley explains decision to sign with Lakers “I’m going to do whatever this team needs,” Daniels said. “Whatever the organization needs from me, I’m going to be there and I’m going to do it at a high level.”Los Angeles signed veteran wing Jared Dudley earlier this month, as well.last_img read more