Joe Fagan

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December 21, 2018

JD.Com and Intel Get Together Again to Collaborate Technologies in Service of the Consumer

It seems as though JD.com is constantly being talked about these days; not solely because it leads the industry as China’s largest retailer; but also because the company is actually acting like a leader. JD.com, or Jingdong, is constantly finding new ways to use its state-of-the-ark logistics network and infrastructure to improve areas that would otherwise be only barely related to its market, such as food production or transparency in the medical field. Now, JD.Com has partnered with Intel to create a joint lab for the purpose of finding even smarter retail solutions using IoT, or the Internet of Things. Intel architecture shows that the Digitized Retail Joint Lab will seek to develop new and improved technologies, from next-level solutions for media and advertising to new, advanced vending machines.

Intel and Jd.com are working together on this project, after successful work as a team in the past including the merge of Intel’s OpenVINO architecture for computer vision and RRI edge computing with the in-place algorithms JD.com uses to analyze the traffic and purchasing habits of its customers; overall, to allow store owners to cater to the consumer needs. Though JD.com is a big player in the online retail game, it still cares about its own brick-and-mortar locations along with the existence of many offline stores in the country. The lab will combine JD.com’s and Intel’s collective strengths in order to create solutions for offline stores that competing online stores have by default, particularly with personalizing the shopping experience for consumers.

JD.com is the most influential retailer in China and leads the industry in data-driven innovation for both online and offline retail; said by Intel’s VP Wei Chen, Intel is thrilled for the next-level partnership with Jingdong.

JD.com preaches their RaaS Initiative, or the utilization of “retail as a service” to the consumers, and actually follows through by sharing the cutting edge advances in infrastructure and technology they have made with countless retailers through many industries, with the goal of revolutionizing global retail as a service. The overall retail ecosystem can be recreated in a sophisticated and advanced way using Jingdong’s capabilities and Intel’s technologies, bringing modernization to online and offline retail stores alike.

Details JD via Twitter : https://twitter.com/jd_corporate

June 07, 2017

Lori Senecal Plans To End Her Contract With CP+B At The End Of 2017

After successfully serving as the Global CEO of CP+B, Lori Senecal’s retirement is due at the end of September. CP+B are a renowned advertising unit of MDC Partners. Lori was the first to serve as the company’s global CEO. While serving in this capacity, Lori has continued to work as the president and CEO of MDC Partners Network. Her visionary leadership at the company has been effective in enhancing its growth. In 2015, she spearheaded a partnership with American Airlines. TM Advertising had been providing the Airline with promotional services for over two decades. This achievement is a testament to Lori’s commitment to her duties. Visit Salary for more info.

Chuck Porter, the founding chairman of CP+B, praised Lori for her deep sense of duty that helped the company to grow. He said that Lori helped the team to improve its processes. The new business management structure will include Danielle Aldrich, one of the managing directors for CP+B Boulder, who will serve as the president of CP+B West. CP+B comprise CP+B Boulder and CP+B Los Angeles.
About Lori Senecal

Lori Senecal is an advertising and marketing expert whose strength lies in the development of innovative promotional campaigns and strategies. She is known for her humility and transformative agenda that helps her to achieve positive results in all her undertakings. In her current role, Senecal is in charge of the company’s growth and development. In addition, she ensures the smooth operation of the company’s nine international offices. Under her leadership, Advertising Age recognized CP+B as the “Creativity Innovators of the Year” in 2016. In the same year, Ad Age named Lori among the four “Agency Executives to Watch.”

The visionary leader is a graduate of the prestigious McGill University. Previously, she served as the global executive chairman and CEO of KBS where she helped the company to expand its workforce from 250 to 800 employees. She has held managerial positions in various companies such as McCann Worldgroup and McCann Erickson. In the recent past, AWNY Game Changer Award recognized her excellent work. This way, they honored her with the Quantum Leap award for leadership and innovation. In 2013, Ad Age named Lori among the “Women to Watch.”

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