CYFIRMA Appoints Leadership Team to Prepare for Market Expansion

The move sees new leadership in sales, marketing, service delivery and operations
Press Release – updated: Jan 15, 2020 09:00 +08

SINGAPORE, January 15, 2020 ( – CYFIRMA, a predictive cyberthreat visibility and intelligence analytics platform company backed by Goldman Sachs and Zodius Capital, today announced key management appointments as part of its market expansion plan.
CYFIRMA has appointed Gosuke Nakae as President of Alliance Strategy and Administration, Shuhei Igarashi as President of Business Development, Koichi Saito as Vice President of Business Development, Saurabh Lal as President of Delivery and Operations, Anna Koh as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Enablement, and Vinod KM as Assistant Vice President of Product Engineering.
“We are delighted to have Nakae-san, Igarashi-san, Saito-san, Saurabh, Anna, and Vinod join the CYFIRMA family. Each leader is armed with a unique set of experience and expertise, and collectively, we now have a top-notch team to take CYFIRMA to the next level of growth,” said Kumar Ritesh, CYFIRMA’S Chairman and CEO. “As a digital business enabler, we have a mission to help organizations rethink cybersecurity strategy and reinvent cyber-risk management. We want to equip governments and businesses with advanced threat intelligence to strengthen their organizational resilience so they can deliver successful innovation and growth. With the new leaders on-board, we are now ready to scale the business and be the cybersecurity partner of choice for every forward-thinking organization.”
These six new senior appointments, under the leadership of Kumar Ritesh, will chart new growth in the areas of sales, marketing, service delivery, and operations. Their combined experience will see the company accelerating the development of its flagship product, Cyber Intelligence Analytics Platform (CAP v2.0), bringing innovative solutions to clients across multiple geographies, amplifying its brand and opening new markets.
Gosuke Nakae will lead the company’s alliance and channel strategy to build a strong partner ecosystem, as well as overseeing corporate development efforts. Nakae comes with over 30 years’ experience managing global businesses across the ICT industry. In his prior role as President and CEO of Mitsubishi France S.A., he built successful alliances with cross-cultural businesses and put the company on a growth trajectory. Today, Nakae brings his executive expertise in the satellite and space, national security, and cybersecurity domains to CYFIRMA international clients.
Shuhei Igarashi is a sales and business development veteran with over two decades of solution selling experience in the IT industry. Igarashi was previously leading sales with technology giants IBM, McAfee, and Splunk. He has helped companies shape their cybersecurity strategies with his consulting expertise and will oversee client acquisition and account management in Japan.   
Koichi Saito is a proven sales leader in the cybersecurity and threat intelligence domain. He brings with him over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, holding various responsibilities across the business. Before joining CYFIRMA, Saito was the sales leader for FireEye K.K. with the remit to manage and grow large enterprise accounts in the high-tech and manufacturing industries. A proven sales maverick, Saito has held sales and business development positions with MessageLabs Japan, Symantec K.K., AMD, MCI Japan, and Nippon Information and Communication.
As President of Delivery and Operations, Saurabh Lal will oversee all service delivery and technical operations of CAP v2.0. He has over two decades of global industry experience in helping businesses improve IT operations and service delivery with extensive accolades for running Cybersecurity Operations & Delivery. He had held leadership roles with Prudential, BHP, and Nokia.
Anna Koh has been appointed Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Enablement, overseeing CYFIRMA’s branding and marketing strategy. She has helped IBM and Acclivis Technologies and Solutions define their brand and chart their digitization journeys. In a prior role, she oversaw the company’s branding and marketing efforts, contributing towards the increased valuation of the company and the ensuing merger with a global telco.
Heading Product Engineering is Vinod KM. Vinod is a senior technology and software development leader across technical management, product development, and software architecture. He brings with him 21 years’ experience helping organizations realize their business strategies by developing innovative products across banking, finance, procurement, field force automation and retail cybersecurity.
All appointments take immediate effect.
Headquartered in Singapore and Tokyo, CYFIRMA is a leading Predictive Cyber Threat Visibility & Intelligence Platform company. Its cloud-based AI and ML-powered Cyber Intelligence Analytics Platform (CAP) v2.0 helps organizations proactively identify potential threats at the planning stage of cyberattacks, offers deep insights into their cyberlandscape and amplifies preparedness by keeping the organization’s cybersecurity posture up-to-date, resilient, and ready against upcoming attacks.
CYFIRMA works with many Fortune 500 companies. The company has offices and teams located in Singapore, Tokyo, and India.
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CYFIRMA Communications Contact
Anna Koh
Tel: +65 94892177
Source: CYFIRMA Holdings Pte Ltd

Growth of Kombucha Market Forecast at 16% CAGR Up to 2025: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Kombucha Market value is expected to surpass USD 5 billion by 2025, driven by increasing demand for probiotic and fortified beverages along with prevalence of chronic diseases to surge kombucha adoption rate.
Press Release – updated: Jan 14, 2020 19:00 EST

SELBYVILLE, Del., January 14, 2020 ( – Global kombucha market research studies the types of products (organic and inorganic), their type (original and flavored), distribution channel (supermarkets/ hypermarkets, convenience stores, health stores, online retailers and others), regional outlook, price trends, growth potential, competitive market share and provides forecasts for 2019–2025. Global Market Insights, Inc., forecasts more than 16% CAGR for the worldwide kombucha industry up to 2025.
The demand for functional and energy drinks is increasing worldwide. Kombucha is one such drink that is trending among health-conscious people. In effect, Kombucha can help increase metabolism, boost immune system, reduce blood pressure, rebuild connective tissue & reduce headaches. Kombucha companies across the world are spending heavily on R&D projects to roll out new products and flavors into the market.
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Prevalence of diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol level, blood pressure along with high consumption of junk food has influenced product consumption lately. However, as kombucha contains some amount of alcohol, regulatory bodies including the U.S FDA have directed customers to take precautionary measures while using it for the first time.
Incidentally, consumers have also narrated numerous side effects like stomach upset, toxic reaction, metabolic acidosis and allergic reactions following product consumption, incidents that may restrain the growth of the kombucha industry.
The flavored segment of the kombucha market is anticipated to exceed USD 1.5 billion valuations by 2025. The original taste of kombucha, being effervescent, slightly sweet and tart, has attracted added consumer preference to flavored products. Speculating increasing demand, manufacturers have started to bring new flavors of kombucha to the table.
For instance, in 2019, Health-Ade Kombucha, an American manufacturer announced the launch of six new flavored products including cherry, tropical punch, grapefruit, passion fruit-tangerine, peach-mango and strawberry-lemonade. Along with offering good taste, these products provide added health benefits owing to key characteristics like organic nature, low sugar content and being gluten-free and vegan.
Speaking on the regional landscape, the North American kombucha market is expected to witness prominent growth at a 15.5% CAGR rate during the forecast period. Rising health awareness among Latin American countries including Argentina and Brazil is projected to offer lucrative opportunities for industry expansion.
Regular consumption of kombucha by professional athletics and dancers owes to its numerous benefits in helping with arthritis pains, common aches, and muscle strains, fueling product demand. Moreover, to address health issues like obesity, many health and fitness clubs are being developed in North America.
List of key industry participants in the kombucha market includes:
The Humm
Revive Brands
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
GT’s Living Foods
Wonder Drink
Cell-Nique Corporation
Makana Beverages LLC.
Mojo Beverages
Reed’s Inc.
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In Tight Labor Market, Employers Urged To Rethink Compensation Strategy

Employee Compensation

“In today’s competitive market, employers need to pay close attention to their employee retention rates,” says Cowden Associates CEO Elliot Dinkin, a nationally known expert in actuarial, compensation, and employee benefits issues.

PITTSBURGH (PRWEB) January 14, 2020
In November of 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in the U.S. reached 3.5%, an 18-year low(1), while the number of job openings in the country rose to 7.267 million.(2) Meanwhile, a new report from ADP Research Institute show that employee turnover is averaging 60% annually in the U.S., with even higher rates in certain industries.(3) “In today’s competitive market, employers need to pay close attention to their employee retention rates” says Cowden Associates CEO Elliot Dinkin, a nationally known expert in actuarial, compensation, and employee benefits issues. “A high turnover and job vacancy rate can negatively impact a company’s ability to improve revenue and margins, smoothly adapt to technological change, and remain competitive in its market.”
An often-cited factor in today’s high employee turnover rate is generational behavior; in a recent study by staffing firm Robert Half, 75% of respondents in the millennial (18- to 34-year-old) group said they thought job-hopping would be beneficial to their careers, even in traditionally stable fields like finance.(4) In actuality, however, Department of Labor statistics show very little change in median job tenure with current employer for members of different age groups across 30 years: 1.5 years for 20- to 24-year-olds in 1983 vs. 1.3 years in 2014, and 3.0 years for 25- to 34-year-olds in both 1983 and 2014.5
What these figures suggest, says Dinkin, “is that people’s attitudes toward their jobs fluctuate with their needs, which tend to change at different points in their lives. Finding ways to accommodate those needs is an increasingly important factor in maintaining workforce stability in today’s tight labor market.”
Dinkin further explains, “In order to satisfy employees across all generations, it is practical—and smart—to allow employees to choose from a menu of options. Employees with young children, for example, might opt to use more PTO and reduce the level of base compensation. Younger employees might opt to reduce or opt out of medical benefits in exchange for a matching school loan payment. Employees managing their own finances might accept a bare minimum of core benefits and increase pay supplement.
Whatever options are devised, the current one-size-fits-all approach to total compensation will no longer suffice if a company truly wants to become—or remain—an employer of choice. Designing tailored total compensation could be an effective solution to the challenges posed by today’s highly competitive labor market.”
About Cowden Associates:Cowden Associates, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, was created in 2001 by the merger of Halliwell and Associates and MMC&P Spectrum Benefits, which was founded by Jere Cowden in 1986. Currently led by President & CEO Elliot Dinkin, Cowden Associates specializes in helping corporate clients find the best solutions, both for the enterprise and for its employees, with regard to compensation, healthcare benefits, retirement and pension issues, and Taft-Hartley fund consulting. Winning Workplaces and The Wall Street Journal have recognized Cowden Associates as a “Top Small Workplace,” a lifetime designation awarded to the executives for their ability to build and lead savvy organizations. For more information, visit
1.    “Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, January 6, 2020.2.    “United States Job Openings,” Trading Economics, January 2020.3.    Gregory, Ellen, “The Age of Employment Turnover,” ADP Research Institute, August 2018.4.    “Changing Jobs: Is It Good for Your Career to Do It Often?”, Robert Half, April 5, 2018.5.    “Employee Tenure Trends, 1983-2016,” Employee Benefit Research Institute, September 20, 2017.

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Packaging Machinery Market Forecasts – Industry Revenue to Cross USD $47 Billion by 2024, Growing at 3%: Global Market Insights, Inc.

Major packaging machinery market players include Bausch & Ströbel Maschinenfabrik Ilshofen GmbH Co. Kg, IMA S.P.A., Korber AG, Marchesini Group S.P.A., Multivac Group, Robert Bosch GmbH, Romaco Pharmatechnik GmbH, Accutek Packaging Equipment Companies, Inc., ACG Worldwide, Svanguard Pharmaceutical Machinery, Inc., Aetna Group, B&H Labeling Systems, Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc., Krones Group, GEA Group, and Illinois Tool Works.
SELBYVILLE, Del., January 14, 2020 ( – According to latest report “Packaging Machinery Market by Product (Fillers [Liquid Type, Powder Filling, Bottle Filling], Form Fill Seal [Vertical, Horizontal], Capping [Screw Capping, Vial Coating, ROPP (Roll On Pilfer Proof) Cappers], Labelling [Wet Glue, Self-Adhesives, Rotary Sticker], Coding [Wet Ink System, Ink Jet System, Laser System, Hot Stamp, Thermal Transfer], Palletizing), Application (Food & Beverage, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical, Personal Care), Regional Outlook, Competitive Market Share & Forecast 2024”, by Global Market Insights, Inc., the market valuation of packaging machinery will cross $47 billion by 2024.
The food & beverage industry held more than 55% of the global market share in 2017. The packaging machinery market outlook has observed an expanding demand for the latest machinery from developing sectors. The growth in demand can be attributed to an increase in expenditures on a wide range of ready-to-go and processed food & beverage products.
Various key companies operational in the food & beverage sector are looking to strengthen their footprints in untapped sectors to answer accelerating demand by constructing new plants and buying the latest machinery. Additionally, with shifting consumer preferences, firms functioning in the food & beverage sector are expected to announce a huge range of the latest products, which require advanced packaging machinery.
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The packaging machinery market forecast report estimates that the pharmaceutical application segment will observe immense growth in coming years. The growth is attributable to an increase in demand for flexible, integrated, and automated packaging lines from the market.
Producers have been targeting the requirement for advancing new drug delivery solutions which has contributed to enhancing packaging machinery market trends. Numerous regulatory changes concerning medical product packaging are also likely to fuel industry growth. A few of these rules are labeling, pharmacopeia, and anti-tampering standards. Developing economies, such as India, Brazil, and China, are witnessing a high demand for packaging machinery due to the advancing economic situation of the population and augmenting investments by key pharmaceutical firms.
The packaging machinery market forecast report predicts that Asia-Pacific is anticipated to experience relentless growth and is likely to reach $18 billion by 2024. The growth can be credited to the amplification in the number of pharmaceutical firms. Countries such as China, India, South Korea, and Japan are shifting toward automation and have been rapidly adopting smart industrial solutions in production processes. Strict regulations that instruct pharmaceutical companies to follow particular standards for drug packaging will positively augment the market share.
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Table of Contents (ToC) of the report:
Chapter 3.   Packaging Machinery Market Insights
3.1.  Industry segmentation
3.2.  Industry landscape, 2013 – 2024
3.2.1. Industrial machinery industry landscape
3.2.2. Food & beverage industry landscape     Human food   Pet food
3.3.  Industry ecosystem analysis
3.3.1. Raw material suppliers
3.3.2. Component suppliers
3.3.3. Manufacturers
3.3.4. System integrators
3.3.5. Distribution channel analysis
3.3.6. Buyer landscape  By machine type  By customers
3.3.7. Vendor matrix  List of key manufacturers/suppliers  List of key/potential customers
3.4.  Technology & innovation landscape
3.4.1. Impact of IoT and digitization
3.4.2. Industry 4.0
3.4.3. Robotics & automation
3.4.4. Sensors and inspection devices
3.4.5. Digitalized labeling processes
3.5.  Regulatory landscape
3.5.1. North America
3.5.2. Europe
3.5.3. Asia Pacific
3.5.4. Latin America
3.5.5. MEA
3.6.  Industry impact forces
3.6.1. Growth drivers  North America & Europe  Adoption of smart packaging solutions  Growing focus on labeling and serialization for anti-counterfeiting of drugs  APAC & LATAM  Flourishing pharmaceutical industry  Flexible packaging solutions  Automation in packaging machinery  Packaged foods and beverage consumption  Cosmetics packaging machinery demand  MEA  Ready-to-drink beverage consumption
3.6.2. Industry pitfalls & challenges  Need for high capital investment for setting up plants in developing markets  Stringent government regulations for packaging and safety  Growing preference for refurbished packaging machinery  Fluctuating raw material prices
3.7.  Growth potential analysis
3.8.  Porter’s analysis
3.8.1. Supplier power
3.8.2. Buyer power
3.8.3. Threat of new entrants
3.8.4. Threat of substitutes
3.8.5. Internal rivalry
3.9.  Company market share analysis, 2017
3.9.1. Competitive landscape
3.9.2. Strategic dashboard  New product development  Mergers, acquisitions, and strategic partnerships  R&D
3.10.   PESTEL analysis
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Cask Recognized in the 2020 Gartner Market Guide for ServiceNow ITSM Consulting, Implementation, and Managed Services

We are thrilled to be named in this industry research. Cask has always stressed the importance of business domain experience in the digital transformation journey for every business, no matter the vertical.

SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) January 13, 2020
Cask announced today that it has been recognized as a Representative Vendor in the Gartner Market Guide for ServiceNow ITSM Consulting, Implementation, and Managed Services.
According to the report, Gartner recommends that “sourcing, procurement and vendor management (SPVM) leaders applying IT services and solution strategies to optimize cost-effectiveness and business value through ITSM should: define implementation requirements by creating an ITSM strategy and roadmap that focus on your organization’s ITSM requirements, objectives and cost or value expectations.”
“We are thrilled to be named in this industry research,” commented Mark Larsen, President of Cask. “Cask has always stressed the importance of business domain experience in the digital transformation journey for every business, no matter the vertical.”
The report further states “Gartner has seen inquiries related to ITSM implementation, consulting and managed services grow at an increasing rate’”
Gartner “Market Guide for ServiceNow ITSM Consulting, Implementation and Managed Services,” Andrew Miljanovski, et al, 26 December 2019
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About Cask
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Cask is a results-oriented business and technology consulting firm that is transforming the way people work around the world. Cask’s consultants and artisan engineers enable customers to implement and adopt transformational technology solutions, embrace organizational change and operate their business with impressive results. Cask experts guide clients through known and unknown difficulties of transformation using a design thinking perspective grounded in experience working with some of the world’s largest organizations. For more information, visit

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