CSOCTOEricsson Kavit Majithia Sweden-headquartered vendor Ericsson appointed Erik Ekudden (pictured) as the group’s new CTO, replacing Ulf Ewaldsson who assumed a new role in April.In a statement Ericsson said Ekudden, who will also serve as head of technology and architecture, will start work in his new role from 1 July.He will be charged with leading the company’s technology strategy, driving network evolution and building on Ericsson’s strengths to support new and existing customers, while focussing on innovation “and transform networks for the future”.Ekudden is something of an Ericsson veteran, joining the company in 1993 and holding various positions during his time. For the past seven years, he had been responsible for Ericsson’s technology strategies and industry activities.He will certainly have his work cut out; the network vendor is in a troubled state after reporting a €1.2 billion loss last quarter and needs to strengthen activities in certain areas while potentially offloading others.Ekudden said with 5G the company was building a “platform for innovation”, with a fundamental shift taking place in networks technology. He said it will be his mission to “define the technology direction of Ericsson”.EwaldssonThe role of CTO had been vacant since 1 April, when Ekudden’s predecessor Ulf Ewaldsson was named as SVP and head of business area Digital Services.Ewaldsson served as CTO for four years and assumed the additional responsibility of head of strategy in September 2016, when the company decided to combine the CTO and chief strategy officer (CSO) roles.Following a company restructure, Niklas Heuveldop took over the CSO role in April, and was also named as SVP and head of the company’s Technology and Emerging Business unit.In addition, he is currently serving as acting head of its North America division, as well as the lead in the company’s partnership with Cisco, following the departure of Rima Qureshi earlier this month. Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 MAY 2017 Previous ArticleLine Pay hits 30M users in JapanNext ArticleRubin pledges to end closed smartphone ecosystems Former Ericsson employees charged in bribery case MásMóvil amplía su contrato con Ericsson Related Ericsson, Leonardo team on 5G products Home Ericsson appoints in-house veteran as new CTO Español Tags Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more
Photo by Megan Langford via Twitter.Moms Demand Action meeting sees tenfold increase in attendance after Parkland shooting. The growing call for changes following the killing of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Feb. 14 has invigorated activists in Johnson County. More than 200 people attended the monthly membership meeting of a Johnson County chapter of Moms Demand Action last night. Usual attendance is around 20 people. Shawnee Mission School Board member Laura Guy was in attendance. “A teacher came up and thanked me for being there,” Guy wrote on Twitter. “She said she’s still shook up after Parkland. Our teachers need our support – and gratitude.”Register to continue
Shea Homes Arizona is off and running in 2013 and has opened its first new community of the year in Peoria. Vista Montaña II is a gated luxury home community located at 77th Avenue and Happy Valley Road that features 43 one acre plus lots.The community is an expansion of the original Vista Montaña community which opened late April of 2012 and only has 13 lots left. Both communities offer the same ranch style homes, pricing, and luxury offerings such as optional basements, RV garages, and pool cabanas. The community will open in two phases; the first phase of 23 lots opened last Friday, Jan. 11 and the next phase of 20 lots is set to open at the end of the year.The community boasts six new floor plans in which in-depth market research and customer feedback were incorporated into every detail. Homes will be sold from the existing Vista Montaña sales office and model homes. Some of the most exciting features include:· Spacious bedrooms, 10’ ceilings, and various flexible spaces for a “custom” feel· Large kitchens with expansive islands· Oversized 3-car, side-entry garages· Optional RV garages, basements, cabanas, and ramadasHomes range between 3,091 to over 4,400 square feet and prices start from the $420,000’s. The homes are built using the new Energy Star 3.0 rating, carry the Environments for Living designation and have solar options available.“The original Vista Montaña community was a different endeavor for us and launching luxury homes in a down real estate market was risky,” said Shea Homes Arizona VP of Sales and Marketing Ken Peterson. “But we felt there was a niche for this product and we have been thrilled at the response. We are over 50% sold out in only nine months with an average home price of more than $600,000. We anticipate this second community doing equally as well.”For more information about Vista Montaña II or other Shea Homes’ communities across the Valley, call 1-866-696-7432 or visit www.sheahomes.com/newhomes/phoenix.
At the initiative of the city of Vukovar, the first Croatian Vukovar 3D ZOO was established in the city.Vukovar 3D Zoo consists of 5 3D anamorphic paintings with a total size of about 100m2 made for the City of Vukovar by the famous artist Filip Mrvelj, who also painted the first anamorphic painting on the bridge over the Vuka in Vukovar. Mayor Ivan Penava said that the new paintings were set in the wake of the success that the first such painting in Vukovar caused in the public. “Thanks to the celebrated artist Filip Mrvelj, on the promenade in the center of Vukovar, we got 5 more such paintings that will, I’m sure, cause enthusiasm among the citizens of Vukovar and its visitors because this is something unusual.”, Pointed out Penava.The author of the pictures, Filip Mrvelj, says that he did not expect such a great coverage of the first picture, which provoked numerous positive reactions and was recorded in all local and national media, but also on social networks. These 3D anamorphic images or images of the illusion of three-dimensional space are made on pvc linoleum attached to a concrete base. Otherwise, the Anamorphic image gets a 3D effect when viewed from a single point using a lens (mobile phone, camera, camera). Photo: Press032Vukovar 3D Zoo is a continuation of the project “Days of graffiti Vukovar” and is also the second step leading to the realization of an ambitious project called “Vukovar – Port of Art” which will be realized in 2017 when the world’s best artists from the world of 3D anamorphic picture.”By designing new social facilities and innovations in social infrastructure, we want to change the views of the city of Vukovar and raise and improve the quality of life, taking into account that this art form creates great interaction with local people and tourists because of its attractiveness.” and the value of the contracted works amounted to HRK 33.750,00, and they were financed by the City of Vukovar.Photo: Press032
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A delegation from the United Nations Security Council says it has accomplished the objectives of its mission during a three day visit to Haiti.The mission included a first-hand look into how best the global body could contribute to the country’s lasting stability and development.“I am glad to report that the objectives of the visit were met,” Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz, Bolivia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, who led the Council delegation, told a press conference on Saturday.With this visit, we have reaffirmed the Security Council’s commitment towards the government and the people of Haiti and towards its institutional strengthening in order to contribute to its stability and development,” he added.Bolivia holds the Council’s presidency for the month of June.In resolution 2350 of April 13, the 15-member Council extended the mandate of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for a final six months, deciding to replace it with a smaller follow-up peacekeeping mission that would help the Government of Haiti strengthen rule-of-law institutions, further develop and support the Haitian National Police and engage in human rights monitoring, reporting and analysis, the UN said.
The relationship between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho isn’t going through its best moment right now. The Manchester United pair clashed once again following their 2-2 draw with Southampton. IN SPORT.ES Corriere dello Sport: Pogba has said yes to Juventus return Upd. at 18:01 Sport EN Also, in ‘The Sun’, the coach went even further in his attack. “You are like a person with a flu, with a virus, in a closed room – you pass that virus to the others.” FIFA investigated Mino Raiola after Paul Pogba joined Man United 03/12/2018 “You don’t play. You don’t respect the players and supporters. And you kill the mentality of the good honest people around you,” is what Mourinho told his midfielder according to the ‘Daily Record’. Man Utd, who were 2-0 down to Southampton at one stage, pulled it back to take away a point. However that doesn’t help their title challenge much as they slipped to 7th place, 16 points behind Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. This isn’t the first time Mourinho has publicly aired his opinion on Pogba. The player is reportedly tired of the situation and wants a transfer away next summer. This should come as no surprise when you remember that the French star pushed for a late move to Barcelona after the conclusion of the World Cup. Mourinho carga con dureza contra Pogba RELATED STORIES CET