first_imgThe Next Generation Security Leader (NGSL) program was developed by the Security Executive Council (SEC) in collaboration with industry thought leaders and security practitioners to create a curriculum intended to guide the next generation of strategic thinking.Approved and tested on six continents with the industry acclaimed University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of International Business, this program delivers: • A strategic business approach to all-hazards risk mitigation • Access to the latest research and proven practices presented by our Solution Innovation Partners • A collaborative influence platform that benefits Security leaders and their functional colleagues such Human Resources, Operations, Marketing, and Finance • A persuasive value proposition for your organization including the modeling and creation of a program case study for senior executives. • Access to a highly leveraged network of current and former risk and security executivesMany security practitioners have relied on the 3 C’s – compliance, crisis responseand complacency – in lieu of continuous improvement. Francis D’Addario, emeritus faculty for Strategic Influence and Innovation for the Security Executive Council and former vice president of Partner and Asset Protection for Starbucks Coffee,states: “In this atmosphere of global risk, our sometimes poor decisions have resulted in a short supply of long-term security results producers and successors. Our next-generation leadership maybe our last, best chance to compensate for dwindling resources.”- Sponsor – “Our research shows that much of a security leader’s success revolves around communication and receptiveness,” says Kathleen Kotwica, EVP and Chief Knowledge Strategist for the Security Executive Council.Approved for up to 9 CPE credits with ASIS International, attendees will come away from this conversation with actionable ideas they can interject into their programs.This is an event for security practitionerscreated by security practitioners. To learn more about NGSL and to see the agenda for the next event, please visit: https://www.securityexecutivecouncil.com/spotlight/?sid=29527. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces john paul titlowcenter_img Few topics have garnered as much hype among tech enthusiasts this year as mobile payments. And while the prospect of waving our phones to pay for everything from subway rides to groceries is exciting to some, do we have any reason to believe consumers are on board with the idea? Banks, credit card companies, mobile carriers and tech companies big and small are all clamoring to position themselves to benefit in a cashless, mobile future, but some recent reports suggest that consumers are going to need a little more time. Most consumers are not in a huge rush to pay for things using their phones, according to Consumer Reports. A recent survey by the publication found that only 5% of U.S. consumers had used their phone to make a purchase in the thirty days prior to the survey being administered. “Paying by mobile phone won’t save them money,” Consumer Reports said in a press release. “Google Wallet merchant transaction fees are the same as those charged on plastic payments, and the same is expected to be true for Visa’s digital wallet. Square and PayPal Mobile charge merchants even more than the average big bank fee, 2.75 and 2.9 percent of the transaction amount, respectively.”So if they’re not saving money why would consumers be compelled to jump onboard with mobile payments? One could argue that convenience is a factor, but at the end of the day, pulling out a wallet and swiping a card may not be seen as an overly laborious task by most consumers. Perhaps a bigger factor is the adoption of the technology. In most markets, it’s still relatively rare to encounter the option of paying for things via NFC or a comparable technology. More importantly, NFC-enabled handsets are only now making their way onto the market, and there’s still uncertainty over whether the technology will be included in the next iteration of the iPhone. There’s also the matter of consumer trust. Another survey released today indicated that most consumers trust credit card providers to handle mobile payments far more than they trust tech companies like Google and eBay. Only 12% of respondents said they would trust Facebook with handling their mobile transactions, not a shocking figure given the company’s reputation on privacy. What do you think? Are consumers ready to pay for things by waving their phones? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#web last_img read more

first_imgJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri utility regulators have approved the acquisition of a large wind energy project by a Chicago firm.The decision Wednesday by the state Public Service Commission was a necessary step for Invenergy to buy the rights to construct the proposed Grain Belt Express power line.The project initiated by Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners would carry Kansas wind energy on a 780-mile (1,255-kilometer) path across Missouri and Illinois before hooking into an electric grid in Indiana that serves eastern states.Missouri regulators earlier this year reversed their previous denials and gave the green light to the project. Missouri legislators then tried but failed to prohibit eminent domain for the project.But the project still needs regulatory approval in Illinois, where an appeals court last year overturned the state’s previous approval. Invenergy’s acquisition also needs approval in Kansas.last_img read more

first_imgPSG Mbappe ‘leaning every day’ from best in the world Neymar and Cavani Dejan Kalinic 11:22 12/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Edinson Cavani PSG Ligue 1 Jean Catuffe PSG Kylian Mbappé Neymar Ligue 1 The Paris Saint-Germain forward hailed his two star team-mates and says he’s learning from them daily Edinson Cavani is the world’s leading striker and Neymar is close to being the best player on the planet, according to Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe.PSG have impressed so far this season, sitting nine points clear atop Ligue 1 and having reached the last 16 of the Champions League.Unai Emery’s men have been led by their star trio, with Neymar, Cavani and Mbappe scoring 38 of their 58 league goals. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mbappe, 19, said he was always learning from his more experienced team-mates, adding they were among the world’s best.”I am learning every day. I try to watch all the things they are doing in order to learn as quick as possible,” he said.”When you have Cavani, who is for me the best striker in the world, and Neymar, who has everything to be the best player in the world very soon, you have a lot to learn.”So it’s something I am watching closely and I am proud to play alongside them.”#QatarWinterTour #VisitQatar pic.twitter.com/UJOnTcoVZX — PSG English (@PSG_English) December 22, 2017 While the trio’s combination has led PSG, Mbappe believes there is even more to come.”I think we can do even better. It’s like five months we are playing together and we managed to do a lot of things. So imagine in one year, it could be even better,” he said.”We know each other very well but we still need a couple of automatisms to know each other perfectly, with closed eyes as we say.”But I think we would reach this very soon and we would do some great things very soon for PSG.”last_img read more