Tealium’s Digital Velocity conferences return globally

The 10th annual flagship conference is hosted in San Diego, London, and Sydney, bringing together customers and partners from around the world

San Diego, June 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Tealium, the largest independent and most trusted customer data platform (CDP), is hosting three flagship Digital Velocity conferences in-person for customers and partners in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions. This year’s theme, Welcome to the Real-Time Revolution: Where Moments Matter, will showcase how customer data can be used to enhance business and customer experience results, specifically in the areas of AI, privacy, and compliance.

“The experience economy is undergoing major shifts driven by the acceleration of AI and evolving global privacy regulations,” said Jeff Lunsford, CEO of Tealium. “Tealium’s real-time platform helps brands take customer experience initiatives to new heights. We enable companies to dazzle customers during their most pivotal moments through data-driven personalization and seamless digital experiences that prioritize trust and respect for consumer privacy. This year at Digital Velocity, we will be deep-diving into how we make that possible for the enterprises we serve globally, featuring use cases directly from our customers.”

Below are the schedules for Tealium’s 2024 Digital Velocity conferences:

This year, Tealium announces strategic investments in several areas as part of its commitment to innovation:

  • The Tealium Trust Platform: Tealium’s standardized and governed infrastructure for real-time data applications and increased observability to orchestrate compliant customer data flows. This is a culmination of advancements to Tealium’s user interface (UI), embedded analytics, integration marketplace, and more.
  • Real-Time Data: The Tealium Moments API and Tealium Moments IQ are just the start of the company’s zero- and first-party real-time data solutions. These features provide real-time insights in new and more flexible ways to own the moments that matter most.
  • Artificial Intelligence: Data readiness is the foundation for AI success. Tealium is investing heavily in existing and new AI-powered solutions for more intelligent insights.
    • Tealium Predict: DIY-style, machine learning technology for enhanced customer experience initiatives.
    • Tealium Genius: New AI assistant to boost productivity and support teams in better understanding their data layer.
    • Tealium for AI: Fuel AI models with consented, filtered, and enriched data in real-time.
  • Expanded Partnerships: Embrace stack composability to leverage customers’ existing and new partner integrations for a more centralized infrastructure.
    • Tealium’s Cloud Data Warehouse Partner Ecosystem: A collection of integrations to work in harmony with cloud data providers, like Snowflake.
    • Global Ad Partner Expansion: New integration capabilities to accelerate ad performance and measurement with Snap, Pinterest, LinkedIn, The Trade Desk, Reddit, and more.

Tealium is also continuing to innovate within highly-regulated industries and has now launched Tealium for Healthcare. This new suite of solutions supports healthcare companies in reimagining the patient experience, all while prioritizing HIPAA compliance. The solution includes the following features: consent management, identity resolution for unified customer views, and secure data routing to protect PHI across the entire customer journey, among others.

To learn more and register for a Digital Velocity event in your region, visit tealium.com/events.

To keep up with the latest company news, visit Tealium’s Newsroom.

About Tealium
As the most trusted CDP, Tealium connects data so businesses can better connect with their customers. Tealium’s real-time data infrastructure allows brands to power their AI models and activate data for enhanced in-the-moment experiences. Tealium’s turnkey integration ecosystem supports more than 1,300 built-in connections from the world’s most prominent technology experts. Tealium’s solutions include a real-time customer data platform with machine learning, tag management, an API hub, and data management solutions that make customer data more valuable, actionable, privacy-compliant, and secure. Named as a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant for Customer Data Platforms™, more than 850 leading businesses globally trust Tealium to power their customer data strategies. For more information, visit www.tealium.com.

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Fortrea Completes Divestiture of Endpoint Clinical and Patient Access Businesses to Arsenal Capital Partners

DURHAM, N.C., June 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fortrea (Nasdaq: FTRE) a leading global contract research organization (“CRO”), today announced it has completed the divestiture of assets relating to its Enabling Services segment, namely its Endpoint Clinical (“Endpoint”) and Fortrea Patient Access (“FPA”) businesses, to Arsenal Capital Partners (“Arsenal”), a leading private equity firm specializing in building market-leading, technology-rich healthcare and industrial growth companies.

Endpoint and FPA provide best-in-class Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) and patient access solutions respectively. They both represent strategically differentiated entry points within the pharmaceutical services value chain, where Arsenal holds significant domain, scientific and technical knowledge.

Arsenal has appointed Sam Osman, former president of Fortrea’s Enabling Services segment, to serve as chief executive officer of the new entities, and Raymond (“Ray”) H. Hill, an operating partner within Arsenal’s healthcare team, will serve as chairman of the board.

“Endpoint and FPA are distinctly positioned to support the patient journey across clinical trials and through access to novel therapeutics after approval,” said Sam Osman, chief executive officer of Endpoint and FPA. “With Arsenal as our partner, I am confident that both our businesses and our teams will benefit from accelerated growth opportunities as well as investment and executive focus, resulting in enhanced capabilities and solutions for customers.”

“The successful closing of this transaction is a testament to the caliber of the teams involved, who have planned a smooth transition for colleagues, customers and the patients we serve,” said Fortrea Chairman and CEO Tom Pike. “This transaction enables both organizations to focus their leadership and resources on delivering optimal solutions for our customers. As previously disclosed, the net proceeds from this divestiture will be used to reduce a portion of Fortrea’s overall debt structure. As a pure-play clinical CRO, Fortrea remains committed to our mission of delivering solutions that bring life-changing treatments to patients faster.”

Ray Hill, an operating partner of Arsenal and chairman of the board for Endpoint and FPA, said, “I am incredibly excited to be a part of Endpoint and FPA’s next chapter. I look forward to working with the management team in building a strategically important company that provides data-driven solutions for patients.”

Endpoint Clinical
Endpoint operates in the high growth eClinical market as a leading provider of Randomization and Trial Supply Management (RTSM) solutions to biopharmaceutical and CRO customers with expertise in serving complex and late-stage clinical trials. For more than 15 years, Endpoint has had a successful track record of effectively supporting more than 1,750 clinical trials involving 875,000 patients across 90 countries and has cultivated a blue-chip customer base and nurtured long-standing strategic relationships.

Fortrea Patient Access
Fortrea Patient Access is a scaled leader in the HUB services and patient access market, serving the biopharmaceutical industry with comprehensive patient support, product access, affordability and adherence solutions for more than 30 years. Further advanced by its recently expanded non-commercial specialty pharmacy, FortreaRx™, to support enhanced distribution of cold-chain and ambient free goods products, Fortrea Patient Access is committed to driving patient outcomes and improving healthcare accessibility through its extensive experience while currently supporting more than 2.5 million patients and over 100 unique brands across more than 25 disease indications.

About Arsenal Capital Partners
Arsenal Capital Partners is a leading private equity investment firm that specializes in building market-leading industrial growth and healthcare companies. Since its inception in 2000, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds totaling over $10 billion, completed more than 300 platform and add-on acquisitions, and achieved more than 35 realizations. The firm works with management teams to build strategically important companies with leading market positions, high growth and high value-add.  For more information, visit www.arsenalcapital.com.

About Fortrea
Fortrea (Nasdaq: FTRE) is a leading global provider of clinical development solutions to the life sciences industry. We partner with emerging and large biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostic companies to drive healthcare innovation that accelerates life changing therapies to patients. Fortrea provides phase I-IV clinical trial management, clinical pharmacology and consulting services. Fortrea’s solutions leverage three decades of experience spanning more than 20 therapeutic areas, a passion for scientific rigor, exceptional insights and a strong investigator site network. Our talented and diverse team working in more than 90 countries is scaled to deliver focused and agile solutions to customers globally. Learn more about how Fortrea is becoming a transformative force from pipeline to patient at Fortrea.com and follow us on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter).

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This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, including the timing of the use of net proceeds to repay a portion of the Company’s outstanding debt. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as “guidance,” “expect,” “assume,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “forecast,” “believe,” “seek,” “see,” “will,” “would,” “target,” similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words that are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to factors described from time to time in documents that the Company files with the SEC. For a further discussion of the risks relating to the Company’s business, see the “Risk Factors” Section of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), as such risk factors may be amended or updated from time to time in the Company’s subsequent periodic and other filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included or incorporated by reference in the Company’s filings with the SEC. All forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this release, and the Company does not undertake any obligation, other than as may be required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.

Fortrea Contacts:
Hima Inguva (Investors) – 877-495-0816, [email protected]
Sue Zaranek (Media) – 919-943-5422, [email protected]
Kate Dillon (Media) – 646-818-9115, [email protected]

Arsenal Contact:

Ellen Pavlovsky – [email protected]         

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Dr. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela Receives 2024 Templeton Prize

She Joins Past Laureates Desmond Tutu and Jane Goodall to Receive One of the World’s Largest Individual Lifetime Achievement Awards

West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA, June 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The winner of the 2024 Templeton Prize is Dr. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela. Dr. Gobodo-Madikizela is a professor and South African National Research Foundation’s Chair in Violent Histories and Transgenerational Trauma and the Director of the Centre for the Study of the Afterlife of Violence and the Reparative Quest at Stellenbosch University. Her insights into the mechanisms of trauma and forgiveness in post-apartheid South Africa have created a globally recognized model for social healing in the aftermath of conflict, a model she calls “the reparative quest.”

“The 2024 Templeton Prize winner, Dr. Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, has a remarkable grasp of the personal and social dynamics that allow for healing in societies wounded by violence,” said Heather Templeton Dill, President of the John Templeton Foundation. “As a psychologist, scholar, and commentator, she has served as a guiding light within South Africa as it charts a course beyond apartheid, facilitating dialogue to help people overcome individual and collective trauma. Her work underscores the importance in contemporary life of cultivating the spiritual values of hope, compassion, and reconciliation.”

Gobodo-Madikizela, 69, was an influential member of the Human Rights Violations Committee of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission that aimed to address the injustices of apartheid. Her award-winning 2003 book A Human Being Died That Night recounts her conversations with the former commander of state-sanctioned death squads, Eugene de Kock, and argues for the possibility of remorse, accountability, and forgiveness.

Her career as a scholar and a public figure is distinguished by her effort to repair ruptures created by past violence and to build a path toward healing and restoration in an ongoing process she calls “the reparative quest.” In international lectures and books, she displays keen powers of sympathy and a deep feeling of humanity toward victims as well as perpetrators of traumatic experiences.

Dill added: “Her achievements mark her as a leading figure in understanding and confronting the deeply rooted psychological scars borne by those who experienced unimaginable loss.”

In a statement for the Templeton Prize, Gobodo-Madikizela said: “Through the many encounters I had in my work when I served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, I learned that ordinary people, under certain circumstances, are capable of far greater evil than we could have imagined. But so are we capable of far greater virtue than we might have thought. My research is based on this possibility of human transformation, on probing deeper to understand the conditions necessary to restore the values of what it means to be human—to want to preserve the dignity and life of the other. This is the essence of an accountable Ubuntu, a word from my language that is a foundational moral force that reaffirms our shared humanity. I feel a deep sense of gratitude for this prize. The great opportunity it opens for me to work with the next generation of future leaders who will pursue research on these urgent questions is a rare gift.”


Gobodo-Madikizela was born in 1955 in Langa, one of the oldest townships designated for Black residents outside Cape Town, South Africa. She is the eldest daughter of Tukela and Nobantu Gobodo. Growing up under apartheid, she bore witness to the harm of segregation, discrimination, racism, and state brutality. She remembered hiding as tanks drove through her neighborhood. Only when returning to the area in freedom later in life could she appreciate the natural beauty of her home: until the end of apartheid, “I never actually thought of Cape Town as my city,” she said in a video statement for the Templeton Prize, adding that now many South Africans once excluded from society can appreciate the country’s beauty as an “act of reclamation.” Amid this outer oppression and strife, her loving parents raised her with compassion and instilled in her the values of integrity and caring for others.

She went to a boarding high school at Inanda Seminary in Durban, at the time the only private school for Black girls in South Africa, then pursued a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Fort Hare. She later earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Rhodes University, focusing on the effects of apartheid on the psychological well-being of Black South Africans. Her early research laid the foundation for her lifelong commitment to exploring the emotional and psychological toll of apartheid on both victims and perpetrators, an interest that led to her doctoral research on violence. She graduated with a PhD degree in psychology from the University of Cape Town.

In the 1990s, with the end of apartheid, Gobodo-Madikizela joined the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and served as the Chair of the Human Rights Violations Committee in the Western Cape office of the TRC, based in Cape Town. In this role, she served alongside 2013 Templeton Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was appointed by Nelson Mandela to chair the TRC. Her interactions with apartheid-era perpetrators, including Eugene de Kock, a former police colonel who was nicknamed “Prime Evil,” led her to grapple with the profound question of whether forgiveness could be extended to those who had committed heinous crimes.

Her groundbreaking multiple award-winning book A Human Being Died That Night: A South African Story of Forgiveness, recently reprinted as a Mariner Classic, was a result of her interviews with Eugene de Kock. In the book, she explores the inner workings of forgiveness and the capacity of human beings to empathize with one another, even in the darkest of circumstances. The book has been published in multiple translations and was winner of the Alan Paton Award (known as the “Pulitzer” for South African non-fiction), and the Christopher Award. The book was adapted into a stage play that premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in London in 2013.

Gobodo-Madikizela’s academic career continued to flourish, and she held various prestigious positions at institutions such as the University of Cape Town, University of the Free State, and Stellenbosch University. Her research explored topics including empathy, and forgiveness, post-apartheid identity, post-Holocaust dialogue, transgenerational trauma, and memory. She has authored articles and edited and co-edited book volumes on these topics. Gobodo-Madikizela is a socially engaged scholar and has remained focused on research on the transgenerational legacies of historical trauma and the “reparative quest” that must follow to restore justice in society.

In addition to A Human Being Died That Night, she is the co-author of Narrating Our Healing: Perspectives on Healing Trauma (2007). She has edited and co-edited several book volumes including Memory, Narrative and Forgiveness: Perspectives on the Unfinished Journeys of the Past (2009), as co-editor, as editor of Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition: A Global Dialogue on Historical Trauma and Memory (2019), and History, Trauma and Shame: Engaging the Past through Second Generation Dialogue (2020), and co-editor of the anthology Post-Conflict Hauntings: Transforming Collective Memories of Historical Trauma (2020).

Gobodo-Madikizela is a Radcliffe Institute fellow. Among the honors she has received are: The Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Award (2020), considered the most prestigious academic award in Africa, an honorary Doctor of Laws from Rhodes University (2019); honorary Doctor of Theology from the Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany (2017), and she received the “Social Change Award” from Rhodes University for “a contribution made by a leading psychologist to social change in South Africa.” Since 2017 she has held an honorary professorial position at Queen’s University, Belfast, affiliated with the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.

Dr. Gobodo-Madikizela joins a list of 53 Prize recipients including St. Teresa of Kolkata (the inaugural award in 1973) and the Dalai Lama (2012). The 2023 Templeton Prize was awarded to the nurse and midwife, Dr. Edna Adan Ismail. Preceding her was theoretical physicist Dr. Frank Wilczek (2022) and ethologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall (2021). Other social scientists who have won the Prize include Michael Bourdeaux, founder of the Keston Institute, and Michael Novak, philosopher and diplomat. She is the third South African to win the award, preceded by Archbishop Desmond Tutu (2013) and physicist George Ellis (2004).

Notes to Editors 

About the Templeton Prize
Established in 1972, the Templeton Prize is one of the world’s largest annual individual awards. It is given to honor individuals whose exemplary achievements advance Sir John Templeton’s philanthropic vision: harnessing the power of the sciences to explore the deepest questions of the universe and humankind’s place and purpose within it. Currently valued at £1.1 million GBP, the award is adjusted periodically so it always exceeds the value of the Nobel Prize. Winners have come from a wide range of faiths, fields, and geographies, and have included Nobel Prize winners, philosophers, theoretical physicists, and one canonized saint. The Templeton Prize is awarded by the three Templeton philanthropies: the John Templeton Foundation, based in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and by the Templeton World Charity Foundation and Templeton Religion Trust, based in Nassau, The Bahamas. To learn more, visit TempletonPrize.org

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WadzPay and Societe Miniere D’Investissement SA (SMI) Forge Strategic Partnership to Revolutionise Mining Asset Financing

The Collaboration for Digital Asset Tokenization to Boost Economic Empowerment in the Republic of the Congo

WadzPay and Societe Miniere D’Investissement SA (SMI) Forge Strategic Partnership to Revolutionise Mining Asset Financing
WadzPay Technologies Africa Pty Ltd, a leading global blockchain-based solutions provider for financial services, is excited to announce its strategic partnership with SMI, an investment and financing vehicle for mining related projects in the Republic of Congo. This collaboration aims to accelerate mining assets digitization, provide financial support to the MSME enterprises and foster economic growth in the region.

JOHANNESBURG, Africa, June 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WadzPay Technologies Africa Pty Ltd, a leading global blockchain-based solutions provider for financial services, is excited to announce its strategic partnership with SMI, an investment and financing vehicle for mining related projects in the Republic of Congo. This collaboration aims to accelerate mining assets digitization, provide financial support to the MSME enterprises and foster economic growth in the region.

The partnership follows SMI’s mission to leverage its mining assets as collateral, enabling access to international financial markets for essential funding. WadzPay’s expertise in blockchain technology and digital asset management aligns seamlessly with SMI’s objectives, facilitating the tokenization of a portion of SMI’s mining assets.

“We are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey with SMI. By harnessing the power of blockchain technology, we aim to unlock new avenues of financing for the mining sector, driving sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Republic of Congo.” – Mr. Anish Jain, Founder & Group CEO of WadzPay

WadzPay will provide below services under this partnership:

  1. Provide Secure Efficient Technology Platform for Tokenization: This includes converting economic value and ownership rights derived from SMI’s assets into digital tokens on blockchain.
  2. Management Services: In addition to providing its technology platform, WadzPay will offer management services including tokenomics, token pricing, token listing, marketing, and advisory services. These services are tailored to support SMI in achieving its fundraising objectives and fostering investor confidence.
  3. Exchange Services: Wadzpay will manage exchange services for primary and secondary markets.

M. Brice Gatse, Chief Executive Officer at SMI, stated: “For us, as an SME, the partnership with WadzPay represents the hope of an entire continent. Tokenization allows African states, most of which are engaged in programmes with the IMF and subjected to debt restrictions, to overcome barriers to investment. Tokenization offers these states the opportunity to use their natural resources as collateral to raise funds and finance extractive industries, which are sources of wealth creation and poverty alleviation. Through this innovative financial engineering, WadzPay is opening a new era for the financing of developing economies. It is also a way to democratise investment, as a wider range of people can now invest in mining, energy, and infrastructure projects that were previously reserved for large financial groups. This represents an opportunity that aligns with a multipolar, decentralised world enabled by Blockchain technology. We wish our collaboration a great success.”

To which Olivier Dipenda, Senior Vice President of Africa Market Development at WadzPay Technologies Africa Pty Ltd, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “We are delighted to extend our solution proposal in alignment with SMI’s vision for economic empowerment through asset tokenization. This partnership signifies a significant step towards unlocking access to finance and fostering sustainable economic growth in the Republic of Congo.”

About SMI:

Societe Miniere D’Investissement SA (SMI) is a Republic of Congo registered company jointly owned by FIGA and Potash resources S.A. It functions as an investment vehicle for the financing of mining related project as well as the fund-raising vehicle for FIGA, an organisation created by the government of the Republic of Congo with the sole mandate of stimulating entrepreneurship by providing collaterals to SMEs.

About WadzPay:

WadzPay was founded in 2018 in Singapore with a commitment to drive financial inclusion and revolutionise the virtual asset financial services landscape. It is a leading global blockchain-based technology provider for virtual assets. The company’s innovative platform available as a SaaS offering provides secure, efficient, and transparent technology solutions, catering to businesses (B2B) and consumers (B2B2C). WadzPay works with large international companies, banks, and fintechs to enable virtual asset-based transaction processing, custody, and settlement. It operates across geographies spanning Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

For more information, visit www.wadzpay.com

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WadzPay et Société Minière d’Investissement SA (SMI) signent un accord stratégique pour révolutionner le financement des actifs miniers en République du Congo

La Collaboration pour la Tokenisation des Actifs Numériques pour Stimuler l’Autonomisation Économique en République du Congo

WadzPay et Société Minière d’Investissement SA (SMI) signent un accord stratégique pour révolutionner le financement des actifs miniers en République du Congo
WadzPay et Société Minière d’Investissement SA (SMI) signent un accord stratégique pour révolutionner le financement des actifs miniers en République
WadzPay Technologies Africa Pty Ltd, un fournisseur mondial de solutions basées sur la blockchain pour les services financiers, est ravi d’annoncer son partenariat stratégique avec SMI, un véhicule d’investissement et de financement pour les projets liés à l’exploitation minière en République du Congo. Cette collaboration vise à accélérer la numérisation des actifs miniers, à fournir un soutien financier aux PME et à favoriser la croissance économique dans la région.

JOHANNESBURG, Afrique, 04 juin 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WadzPay Technologies Africa Pty Ltd, un fournisseur mondial de solutions basées sur la blockchain pour les services financiers, est ravi d’annoncer son partenariat stratégique avec SMI, un véhicule d’investissement et de financement pour les projets liés à l’exploitation minière en République du Congo. Cette collaboration vise à accélérer la numérisation des actifs miniers, à fournir un soutien financier aux PME et à favoriser la croissance économique dans la région.

Ce partenariat s’inscrit dans la mission de SMI d’utiliser ses actifs miniers comme garantie, permettant ainsi l’accès aux marchés financiers internationaux pour des financements essentiels. L’expertise de WadzPay en technologie blockchain et en gestion des actifs numériques s’aligne parfaitement avec les objectifs de SMI, faciliter la tokenisation d’une partie des actifs miniers de SMI.

“Nous sommes ravis d’entamer ce parcours transformateur avec SMI. En exploitant la puissance de la technologie blockchain, nous visons à ouvrir de nouvelles avenues de financement pour le secteur minier, stimulant ainsi une croissance économique durable et la prospérité en République du Congo.” – M. Anish Jain, Fondateur et PDG de WadzPay

WadzPay fournira les services suivants dans le cadre de ce partenariat :

  1. Fournir une Plateforme Technologique Sécurisée et Efficiente pour la Tokenisation : Y compris la conversion de la valeur économique et des droits de propriété dérivés des actifs de SMI en tokens numériques sur la blockchain.
  2. Services de Gestion : En plus de fournir sa plateforme technologique, WadzPay offrira des services de gestion, y compris la tokenomie, la tarification des tokens, la cotation des tokens, le marketing et les services de conseil. Ces services sont conçus pour aider SMI à atteindre ses objectifs de levée de fonds et à renforcer la confiance des investisseurs.
  3. Services d’Échange : WadzPay gérera les services d’échange pour les marchés primaires et secondaires.

M. Brice Gatse, Directeur Général de SMI, a déclaré : “Pour nous, en tant que PME, le partenariat avec WadzPay représente l’espoir de tout un continent. La tokenisation permet aux États Africains, dont la plupart sont engagés dans des programmes avec le FMI et soumis à des restrictions de dette, de surmonter les obstacles à l’investissement. La tokenisation offre à ces États l’opportunité d’utiliser leurs ressources naturelles comme garantie pour lever des fonds et financer les industries extractives, sources de création de richesse et de réduction de la pauvreté. Grâce à cette ingénierie financière innovante, WadzPay ouvre une nouvelle ère pour le financement des économies en développement. C’est également une façon de démocratiser l’investissement, car un plus grand nombre de personnes peuvent désormais investir dans des projets miniers, énergétiques et d’infrastructure auparavant réservés aux grands groupes financiers. Cela représente une opportunité qui s’aligne avec un monde multipolaire et décentralisé permis par la technologie Blockchain. Nous souhaitons à notre collaboration un grand succès.”

Olivier Dipenda, Vice-Président Senior du Développement du Marché Africain chez WadzPay Technologies Africa Pty Ltd, a exprimé son enthousiasme concernant ce partenariat, déclarant : “Nous sommes ravis d’étendre notre offre à SMI en alignement avec sa vision axée sur l’autonomisation économique basée sur tokenisation des actifs. Ce partenariat marque une étape significative vers l’accès au financement et la promotion d’une croissance économique durable en République du Congo.”

À propos de SMI :

Société Minière d’Investissement SA (SMI) est une société enregistrée en République du Congo, conjointement détenue par FIGA et Potash Resources S.A. SMI est a pour objectif attirer des investissements pour le financement de projets miniers ainsi que pour le FIGA, une organisation créée par le gouvernement de la République du Congo avec pour seul mandat de stimuler l’entrepreneuriat en fournissant des garanties aux PME.

À propos de WadzPay :

WadzPay a été fondée en 2018 à Singapour avec l’engagement de favoriser l’inclusion financière et de révolutionner le paysage des services financiers pour les actifs virtuels. C’est un fournisseur mondial de technologie basée sur la blockchain pour les actifs virtuels. La plateforme innovante de l’entreprise, disponible en tant qu’offre SaaS, fournit des solutions technologiques sécurisées, efficientes et transparentes, répondant aux besoins des entreprises (B2B) et des consommateurs (B2B2C). WadzPay collabore avec de grandes entreprises internationales, des banques et des fintechs pour permettre le traitement des transactions basées sur les actifs numériques, leur conservation et la compensation. WadzPay opère dans des plusieurs régions couvrant l’Asie-Pacifique, le Moyen-Orient, l’Afrique, l’Europe et les Amériques.

Pour plus d’informations, visitez www.wadzpay.com

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IT News Africa Announces Digital Finance Africa 2024: A Crucial Summit for FinTech Innovation

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Africa’s financial sector gears up for IT News Africa’s highly anticipated Digital Finance Africa 2024 conference, scheduled for July 4th at the prestigious Maslow Sandton. Under the theme “Empowering Africa’s Financial Future: FinTech Innovations for Inclusive Growth,” this year’s event promises a day of strategic insights and networking opportunities.

Abe Wakama, CEO of IT News Africa, highlighted the significance of this gathering, stating, “Digital Finance Africa 2024 is more than just a conference; it’s a pivotal gathering for Africa’s financial sector. As we convene on July 4th in Johannesburg, we’re not only addressing critical challenges but also exploring the vast opportunities within banking and FinTech across the continent. This event isn’t merely beneficial – it’s essential for anyone invested in Africa’s economic growth. Join us to navigate challenges, seize opportunities, and shape the future of finance in Africa.”

Expert Speakers and Thought Leaders:

Digital Finance Africa 2024 boasts an impressive lineup of speakers, including industry stalwarts such as Coen Jonker (CEO and Founder, Tyme Bank), Frank Rizzo (Chief Design Officer, Discovery Bank), and Keneilwe Gwabeni (Group CIO, Assupol). The roster also includes executives from leading financial institutions and innovative startups, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of key topics shaping Africa’s financial landscape.

Key Topics and Agenda Highlights:

The conference agenda features thought-provoking sessions covering a wide range of topics, including navigating cybersecurity risks, the role of AI in banking, and the future of cryptocurrencies in Africa. Panel discussions and presentations will delve into pressing issues such as scaling and profitability challenges in African FinTech, capital constraints, and the evolving role of central banks in shaping a digital economy.

Discount Offer for Limited Period:

For a limited period, attendees can avail themselves of a 25% discount on registration fees by using the coupon code DFA@25OFF. This offer presents a valuable opportunity for industry professionals to engage with experts, network with peers, and gain insights into the latest trends and innovations in African FinTech.

Who Should Attend and Sponsor:

Digital Finance Africa 2024 is tailored for IT decision-makers in banking, FinTech entrepreneurs, financial regulators, technology service providers, and industry analysts. The event also offers sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for companies seeking to showcase innovative products and solutions, positioning themselves as leaders in the African FinTech landscape.

Join the Conversation:

Attendees can expect a dynamic day filled with informative sessions, engaging discussions, and valuable networking opportunities. By participating in Digital Finance Africa 2024, stakeholders will play a crucial role in shaping the future of finance in Africa.

For more information about the conference, registration, and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.digitalfinanceafrica.co.za.

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