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CJ 4DPLEX and Cinemark Announce Launch of ScreenX Auditoriums in Select U.S. Theatres

New ScreenX Cinemark Auditoriums in Texas and California are Set to Open in November with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading producer of premium film formats and cinema technologies, and Cinemark, one of the world’s largest and most influential movie theatre companies, announced today they have signed an agreement to bring the expanded immersive ScreenX technology to select Cinemark locations in the U.S. Together, they will convert auditoriums in six Cinemark theatres in Texas and California by the end of the year, with plans for a potential expansion.

ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270-degree field of view. ScreenX expands specially selected sequences of a film onto the left and right-side walls of the auditorium, surrounding audiences with extended imagery that naturally fills their peripheral vision and immerses them into the narrative of the film. ScreenX works closely with filmmakers and studios to ensure the highest quality presentation of the film in select key scenes with exclusive story-enhancing imagery produced by CJ 4DPLEX’s VFX studio in Korea.

The deal comes at an exciting time for the immersive format, as it is rapidly growing its footprint in the U.S. and abroad. Recent ScreenX films include Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness and Thor: Love and Thunder, Warner Bros.’ Elvis, Sony’s Bullet Train and Paramount’s summer blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick.

“Cinemark is a world-class exhibitor with high performing locations all across the U.S. and Latin America,” said Don Savant, CEO, CJ 4DPLEX Americas. “We are thrilled to partner with the Cinemark team to bring their moviegoers our Super Premium ScreenX experience, which is uniquely differentiated from what they can stream at home or on a mobile device. “

“Adding ScreenX auditoriums to select theatres builds on Cinemark’s commitment to offering our moviegoers a truly immersive, cinematic experience that cannot be replicated at home,” said Damian Wardle, Cinemark EVP of Theatre & Technology Operations. “We look forward to expanding our big screens and offering our guests a unique way to see Hollywood’s newest content.”

“It’s an exciting time for the company as we continue to supply blockbuster tentpole films and work with filmmakers who are recognizing the format’s unique ability to tell their story using ScreenX as their canvas,” said Jong Ryul Kim, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX.

ScreenX theatres have grown dramatically since being introduced in 2012. In total, ScreenX is available worldwide in over 380 locations, across 38 countries. 

ABOUT CJ 4DPLEX

CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created innovative film technologies for theaters worldwide that include ‘ScreenX’, ‘4DX’, and ‘4DX Screen’ for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.

CJ 4DPLEX is a part of the CJ Group conglomerate that also includes entertainment powerhouses CJ CGV, the fifth largest theater chain in the world, and CJ ENM (CJ Entertainment & Media), who produced the Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and SAG Awards winning film, “Parasite”. CJ 4DPLEX was named Most Innovative Company of 2017 and 2019 in Live Events by Fast Company, and the technology has been recognized with Silver at the Edison Awards in the Media and Visual Communications-Entertainment category in 2015 and 2018.

ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270 degree field of view. By expanding the image beyond the frame and onto the walls of the theatre, ScreenX draws you into the story on the main screen and immerses you in a virtual reality like setting with cinema quality resolution. To date, there are over 381 ScreenX auditoriums around the world in 38 countries.

4DX provides moviegoers with a multi-sensory cinema-going experience, allowing audiences to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 21 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors. To date, there are over 784 4DX auditoriums around the world, spanning over 69 countries.

4DXScreen is a powerful combination of our super premium immersive theatre technologies of ScreenX and 4DX in one auditorium, creating a never-before-seen experience for cinemagoers. To date, there are 42 4DXScreens installed around the globe.

About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.

Headquartered in Plano, TX, Cinemark (NYSE: CNK) is one of the largest and most influential movie theatre companies in the world. Cinemark’s circuit, comprised of various brands that also include Century, Tinseltown and Rave, operates 521 theatres in 42 states domestically and 15 countries throughout South and Central America. Cinemark consistently provides an extraordinary guest experience from the initial ticket purchase to the closing credits, including Movie Club, the industry-leading exhibitor-launched subscription program and the first to reach the one-million-member milestone; the highest Luxury Lounger recliner seat penetration among the major players; XD – the No. 1 exhibitor-brand premium large format; and expansive food and beverage options to further enhance the moviegoing experience. For more information go to https://investors.cinemark.com/ 

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DXC Technology Calls for Latest Innovations from Insurance Startups and Scaleups across Asia Pacific through the DXC Invitational

Winning entries from the annual insurtech competition will help address key challenges in the insurance industry

SYDNEY, Oct. 4, 2022 /CNW/ – DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), a leading Fortune 500 global technology services company, today announced the launch of the DXC Invitational across Asia Pacific as part of its global insurtech competition, aimed at bringing the latest innovations to the insurance industry.

The DXC Invitational, established three years ago in Australia encourages late-stage startups and scaleups with existing, market-ready products or solutions relevant to the insurance industry to enter the competition.

In particular, DXC is keen to discover solutions that improve customer experience, increase efficiencies and support compliance across the distribution value chain and lifecycle of a policy, including prevention and claims management.

While not a pre-requisite, DXC is also seeking solutions that can integrate with DXC Assure, its integrated software solution that helps insurers enable a digital customer experience, and can accelerate the consumption of technology and new data sources to support the latest insurance products.

“Realizing the power of outside-in innovation, DXC launched the DXC Invitational to yield joint solutions by bringing out the best in some of the industry’s top talent in the startup community. The competition has been a stepping stone for insurtechs, with a number of them going on to collaborate with DXC and gaining access to new markets and resources across the globe,” said Michael Neary Regional General Manager, Insurance, Asia Pacific at DXC Technology.

In partnership with Insurtech Australia, a national, not-for-profit organisation fostering collaboration with industry, partners and insurtech in Australia, this is the first time DXC will be extending the competition across the Asia Pacific region, welcoming entries from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Greater China, India and Japan, in addition to Australia and New Zealand.

“Insurtech Australia is delighted to collaborate with DXC for another year to bring innovation to the insurance industry. I am excited that this year, the competition will be expanding across the Asia Pacific region. This initiative demonstrates that DXC is committed to supporting both the insurance industry and insurtech community, to hopefully help change the way in which customers are serviced and the landscape of insurance into the future,” said Insurtech Australia CEO, Simone Dossetor.

Another unique aspect of this year’s program is our collaboration with UTS Startups, an initiative by one of Australia’s leading universities to inspire and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence amongst students to be entrepreneurs and support them at scale. UTS has a significant portfolio of startups that have the ability to bring innovation to the industry and will be encouraging its ecosystem to apply for this competition.

“DXC has a wonderful track record of helping startups grow and find their customers, and I couldn’t be more excited to be working with them on this wonderful opportunity for startups in the insurance industry said Murray Hurps, Director of Entrepreneurship, UTS.

UTS Startups will also help DXC bring the pitch sessions to life via a virtual stream across Asia Pacific for the industry to see the latest innovations in insurance. “The insurance industry is undergoing a state of transformation with insurers looking for innovative solutions to improve overall customer experience and engagement. It is important we maintain the momentum this program has created as it provides us with an opportunity to take fresh ideas to our customers. Every entry in the DXC Invitational competition demonstrates the potential innovation that can be achieved in the insurance sector,” added Neary.

Since the competition was launched, DXC has collaborated with Australian insurtech firms, including 1Wordflow, Mapcite, Daisee, Guroos and Springday.

DXC Invitational applicants can enter their submissions in one of two categories:

  • Category 1: The Digital Insurance Ecosystem
  • Category 2: Enriching the Insurance Experience

Applicants will have the opportunity to participate in workshops consisting of technical tutorials, business guidance and sales coaching led by DXC. This will assist in preparation for the final presentation and demonstration of the applicant’s working solution to the judging panel.

The judging panel, composed of clients, industry experts and DXC’s leadership team, will select a winner from each category. Each winning team will receive an invitation to partner with DXC globally, gain access to DXC’s customers and deploy their solution across regions.

Applications for DXC Invitational must be submitted online; and winners will be announced on 20 October 2022.

About DXC Technology

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) helps global companies run their mission-critical systems and operations while modernising IT, optimising data architectures, and ensuring security and scalability across public, private and hybrid clouds. The world’s largest companies and public sector organisations trust DXC to deploy services to drive new levels of performance, competitiveness, and customer experience across their IT estates. Learn more about how we deliver excellence for our customers and colleagues at DXC.com..

About Insurtech Australia

Insurtech Australia is a national, not-for-profit organisation, run for the benefit of our members and partners across all corners of Australia. We are all about supporting and growing the Australian Insurtech community including Insurtech startups, Insurers, Hubs, Accelerators, Investors and advocating on behalf of our members and partners. Insurtech Australia aspires to make Australia one of the world’s leading markets for Insurtech and insurance innovation. We do this by collaborating with insurers, startups, regulators and investors to create the best possible regulatory environment, and by fostering an ecosystem of supportive partners and networks so Insurtech can thrive and grow in Australia.

About UTS Startups

UTS Startups is the home of entrepreneurship at UTS. We inspire students to be entrepreneurs and support them at scale. Develop the skills, knowledge and confidence that you need to explore entrepreneurship in your career

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Education Cannot Wait Announces US$11.8 Million Catalytic Grant in Haiti

Implemented by UNICEF and WFP in partnership with the Government of Haiti, new grant seeks to catalyze US$16.7 million in additional funding to reach 45,000 children

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In response to the evolving humanitarian crisis in Haiti, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced today a US$11.8 million Multi-Year Resilience Programme that seeks to mobilize an additional $16.2 million to reach more than 45,000 children with holistic educational supports.

The three-year programme will be delivered by UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) in coordination with the Government of Haiti and local partners. The seed-funding investment builds on ECW’s US$1.5 million First Emergency Response, bringing total investments in Haiti to US$13.3 million to date.

Haiti has suffered multiple crises over the years affecting access to a continued and inclusive quality education. We cannot stand by. This is our investment to empower them to rebuild their lives and Haiti,” said Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait, the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises.  

While 7 out of 10 Haitians are able to go to primary school, just 60% have access to preschool and only 15% are able to go on to secondary education. Most of the country’s schools are private, making it even more difficult for poor or displaced families to access learning opportunities for their children. Over half of the country’s schools do not have water or toilets and 75% have no electricity.

“This programme supports the Ministry of Education and Professional Training (MENFP) in providing quality and inclusive education that meets the needs of crisis-affected students. By maintaining the principle that education remains a fundamental and inalienable human right, MENFP wants to guarantee inclusion and equity of access to education for all,” said Mr. Nesmy Manigat, Minister of Education and Professional Training in Haiti.

The initial seed funding grant will reach more than 20,000 girls and boys across 35 districts, providing a holistic quality education, including mental health and psychosocial support and school meals.

Worldwide, there are approximately 222 million crisis-impacted children in need of urgent education support. People looking to make a difference can call for leaders to take action in Haiti and beyond, using the #222MillionDreams✨📚 hashtag and by making individual donations to ECW.

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Global AdTech Company TripleLift Names Dave Clark as New Chief Executive Officer

Digital media executive joins company as it accelerates media + data strategy and international expansion

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — TripleLift, the advertising technology company reinventing ad placement, today announced that Dave Clark has joined as its Chief Executive Officer. Clark most recently served as General Manager at FreeWheel, a Comcast Company. He replaces Eric Berry, the company’s co-founder and CEO, who is stepping away from his role overseeing TripleLift’s day-to-day operations. Berry will continue with the company as a member of its Board of Directors. The change comes after years of consistent growth and numerous milestone achievements for TripleLift, including the sale of the company to Vista Equity Partners and recent acquisition of 1plusX, a global first-party data activation platform.

Dave Clark is a seasoned digital media executive with over two decades of experience spanning ad tech, streaming, software and publishing. Prior to FreeWheel, he held numerous leadership roles at both high-growth and established companies including The Weather Channel, Viacom, and Fuse TV. Known for his considerable operational and sales expertise, Clark has a track-record of capitalizing on a company’s strength and seizing new growth opportunities to maximize future potential.

“For years, I have been inspired by TripleLift’s rise to become a top global supply side platform through its impactful formats, market-leading data solutions and by delivering unmatched customer service,” said Clark, TripleLift’s new CEO. “I am eager to maintain the path that has made this company so successful and to continue its vision of bringing media and data together – from native to CTV.”

“Dave’s deep, hands-on experience across digital media, and his ability to accelerate growth for both mature and emerging companies, makes him uniquely positioned to lead TripleLift forward,” said Berry, TripleLift’s co-founder. “Since founding this company over a decade ago, I’ve had the privilege to work alongside such a talented team who has helped realize our growth potential. Going forward, I’m incredibly confident that Dave is the right person to lead TripleLift in its next chapter.”

Clark’s appointment comes in a year of rapid change for TripleLift. In March, the company completed its acquisition of 1plusX, a global first-party data activation platform, to accelerate its media + data strategy and enhance its portfolio of first-party data solutions for publishers and advertisers. In August, it announced an expansion of its business into the DACH region, bringing new markets to an already long list of regions outside the U.S. from EMEA to APAC. In September, it announced Vevo as another major streaming partner to integrate the company’s ground-breaking CTV In-Show technology, which inserts brands and products into television programming through post-production product placement.

Additionally, Ari Lewine, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, and Jacqueline Quantrell, Chief Revenue Officer, will be leaving their roles at the company.

“Eric, Ari and Jax have each individually played integral roles in building TripleLift into the immensely successful company it is today. We are grateful for Eric and Ari’s determination to achieve their founding vision and for Jax’s commitment to growing the business during her successful five year tenure as Chief Revenue Officer,” said Martin Taylor, Managing Direct at Vista Equity Partners, President of OneVista, and TripleLift Board Member. “In Dave, we have found a CEO whose experience closely matches the ambitions of the company and who can step in on Day 1 to ensure TripleLift’s customers continue to get the service they expect and results they require.”

About TripleLift

TripleLift is the advertising technology company reinventing ad placement at the intersection of creative, media and data. Our marketplace serves the world’s leading brands, publishers, streaming companies and demand-side platforms, executing over 1 trillion ad transactions every month. Customers choose us because of our addressable offerings from native to online video to connected television, innovations that insert brands into content in real-time, and supportive experts dedicated to maximizing partner performance. And with its acquisition of 1plusX, customers can unlock the full value of their marketing data in a privacy-safe way with its first-party data management platform. Part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio, TripleLift has appeared on both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for five consecutive years, has been named to Business Insider’s list of Hottest Ad Tech Companies for three straight years and was awarded Most Innovative TV Advertising Technology by AdExchanger in 2021. Find out how TripleLift is shaping the future of advertising at triplelift.com.

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