U.S. House Democrats Adopt Mobile Internet Voting for Leadership Contests | World News

(Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers used a mobile phone app over the last two weeks to remotely cast votes for the first time, according to technologists and some involved in the process, embracing technology to facilitate an internal party leadership contest.

The development marks a shift in how Congress is adapting to the internet, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Use of the app, named Markup ERVS, had not been publicly disclosed before Friday.

A total of 230 House of Representatives Democrats logged into Markup on their government-provided iPhones to cast votes stating their preference for House speaker, who will be elected by the full chamber early next month, said Markup spokesperson Colby Redmond.

The House Democrats also chose their caucus chair and committee heads through the app, which transfers data to staff in Washington.

Earlier this year, the House changed its procedures for voting on legislation by the full

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94% women feel need for more networking opportunities to rise to leadership positions: JobsForHer



94% women feel need for more networking opportunities to rise to leadership positions: JobsForHer


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94% women feel need for more networking opportunities to rise to leadership positions: JobsForHer

Networking has often been the most ignored element in a woman’s professional journey. But, today as they are taking on higher roles and greater responsibilities in the workplace, they are asking for more. They have aspirations. “They are no longer comfortable with gendered experiences and want an avenue to discuss and share,” says Sairee Chahal, Founder and CEO of women-only networking platform SHEROES.

A survey of 1,500 women conducted by online career platform for women JobsForHer found that a whopping 94 per cent of the women feel the need for more networking opportunities to rise to leadership positions.

Networking, particularly in the present time is suddenly gaining momentum and it is perhaps a lot simpler now to reach women from various parts of the world to connect, share, ideate and learn.

The

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Opinion | American leadership could save what is left of the global Internet

Even in many open democratic societies, there is talk of “data sovereignty” and moves to clamp down on U.S. companies and the sharing of data. In Europe, regulators and courts have thrown into doubt the free flow of data between the European Union and the United States. Many other countries are actively working on plans to impose “data localization,” requiring citizens’ data to be stored domestically and placing significant limits on the flow of data across borders.

This desire for greater sovereignty is natural and understandable. Policymakers are grappling with legitimate concerns about the rules that govern content and the use of data at scale. They are also debating the proper size and power of global tech companies. Hovering above these issues is a fundamental question: What do we want the Internet to be?

This is where the Biden administration comes in. An opportunity exists for U.S. leadership to create

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Open source data startup Hazelcast fills five leadership roles

  • The data processing and computing platform Hazelcast announced Wednesday that it has hired a new chief financial officer and chief marketing officer, and it promoted a new chief product officer, chief technology officer, and chief revenue officer. 
  • Hazelcast CEO Kelly Herrell says the next phase for the company is to continue scaling, as it plans to double its growth rate and forge partnerships with companies like IBM.
  • Hazelcast’s cofounders have all left the company, but cofounder Talip Ozturk still serves on the advisory board.
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The data processing and computing platform Hazelcast has completely revamped its leadership team as it races towards aggressive growth targets. In a mix of promotions and new hires, the 12-year-old firm has made five new appointments: 

Hazelcast promoted former consultant David Brimley to chief product officer, former VP of solution architecture John DesJardins to chief technology officer, and former

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ASG Technologies Further Validates Leadership in Enterprise Software with BIG Awards for Business and Golden Bridge Award Wins

Company recognized for corporate success and product innovation in enterprise technology

ASG Technologies, a leading provider of solutions for the information-powered enterprise, today announced that it has been named Company of the Year (Enterprise – Technology Services) by the BIG Awards for Business, and has won silver in the Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards’ Most Innovative Tech Company category. Its ASG-Zenith solution was also awarded gold for the Golden Bridge Awards’ Application Development Innovation category.

These wins highlight ASG’s continued commitment to innovation and leadership in the enterprise software industry, showcasing the organization’s expertise in the information management and IT systems management markets. As COVID-19 has disrupted the way we conduct business, ASG has remained committed to providing superior solutions that help organizations digitally transform and innovate through their suite of products.

Launched in 2012, the BIG Awards for Business is a diverse industry awards program that offers companies,

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