Technology & Social Media Monthly archive

Dec 24, 2020
The story behind HP’s award-winning AGM
HP’s 2020 virtual AGM was not its first rodeo – the company has been holding its annual shareholder meetings online since 2015. But there was a wrinkle: HP was the subject of a proxy contest and hostile tender offer brought by Xerox Corporation. HP was planning to hold an in-person AGM in late spring because of the technical and procedural limitations associated with a proxy contest, which typically do not allow the issue to be resolved via a virtual meeting. HP...
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Dec 09, 2020
Advisory intelligence: Nasdaq’s ConnectIR sees use surge as investor relations goes virtual
Sponsored content This year several IR trends – from changes on the sell side as a result of Mifid II to greater competition for capital and an increasing focus on ESG – combined with a global pandemic, pushing a traditionally tech-cautious IR community to really embrace the online tools at its disposal. As Covid-19 swept us all into a virtual world, James Tickner, assistant vice president and head of product and analytics at Nasdaq IR Intelligen...
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Dec 06, 2020
Tech talk: I(R), robot
NIRI recently advised US IR professionals to ‘understand what artificial intelligence (AI) can do’. Advanced tech tools are nothing new on the Street but IR practitioners tend to be slow movers when it comes to technology; it’s a profession where facetime with investors, analysts and the C-suite is key. Covid-19 changed all that, of course. With enforced periods at home freeing up time to explore and invest in tech tools designed to make life more efficient, I...
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Dec 03, 2020
Cyber-security in the age of Covid-19
In June, Israeli business daily Calcalist reported that Sapiens, a software company, had paid $250,000 in bitcoin to end a ransomware attack. The breach is thought to have happened when employees started working from home due to Covid-19, according to the article. Sapiens has neither confirmed nor denied the story, and did not respond to a request for comment. The case highlights how the pandemic has greatly increased the risk to companies from cyber-attacks. Amid t...
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