Infosys to Transform CMA CGM’s Information System

first_imgFrench shipping giant CMA CGM has signed a strategic partnership with technology company Infosys to accelerate the transformation of its information system.Under the agreement, the seven-year partnership will aim to simplify and transform CMA CGM’s IT applications and improve customer service excellence.As part of the deal, and at the request of CMA CGM, Infosys will open a center for development and innovation in Marseilles, as well as take over the CMA CGM IT development center in Dubai, allowing it to strengthen its presence in the Middle East.Additionally, Infosys will provide CMA CGM with the skills needed to maintain its applications and develop its SAP projects, and with new high value-added technologies that will improve its agility and responsiveness.As part of its ongoing digital transformation, CMA CGM will use Infosys Nia’s artificial intelligence platform and its scalable automation platform, AssistEdge, to modernize its customer service, improve the execution processes and improve its internal performance.“Innovation and digitalization are at the heart of our strategy. Our ambition is to create a competitive advantage by offering our customers state-of-the-art technologies. The partnership with Infosys is key to attaining this objective. By setting up their Center for Innovation in Marseille, CMA CGM, as well as the region, will benefit from both their expertise and their proximity,” Rodolphe Saadé, CEO, CMA CGM, said.last_img read more

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Iwobi: It’s time to live up to hype

first_imgEverton’s £35 million winger, Alex Iwobi, has acknowledged that it is time he lived up to the hype he received as a youngster breaking through at Arsenal.Iwobi celebrated his 24th birthday in lockdown and is keen to show he is entering his peak years. The Nigerian international, nephew of Bolton legend Jay-Jay Okocha, signed for Everton last summer but suffered a stop-start season due to hamstring problems and has not scored since September.It is a far cry from being an Arsenal regular at 20 when Arsene Wenger predicted Iwobi would become a “top-class” player.His speed and power also saw him represent England at junior level before switching international allegiance.“I’m no longer that young prospect, that young talent,” he says. “I have to show why there was so much hype about me. The only way you can do that is in games. I feel I’m at that time in my career when I need to start doing that. I need to up my stats a bit more, improve a bit more.“That will come. I’m looking forward to restarting the season so I can prove myself.” Manchester City’s midweek win means Liverpool cannot win the Premier League title on Sunday afternoon, but Iwobi believes the reduction in jeopardy will not harm Everton’s motivation.The Blues have not beaten their rivals since 2010 and Iwobi has never been on the winning side against Liverpool in six attempts for Arsenal and Everton.“We have to accept it’s not a great record but we are on our own turf, even without fans. We’re going from no games to a derby, everyone will put in the hard graft, that extra bit of helping a team-mate,” he said.“We’re like one big family. You wouldn’t want a family member going into a challenge on their own or fighting a war without being there for each other. I’m sure there would have been no better feeling for Liverpool than winning the title at Goodison. They can’t but we will still treat it the same. We are ready for the war.”Iwobi still gets regular advice from Uncle Jay-Jay, whom he considers the best African player of all time. “He will be a role model for life.“Hopefully I can be as great as him but it is a hard legacy to live up to.”He has also been fortunate to work with two legendary managers in his relatively short career: Wenger and now Carlo Ancelotti.“Both of them want to play football, to get forward the quickest way but also keep the ball,” says Iwobi, whom Ancelotti plans to use as a tucked-in winger on the left-hand side, making the most of his speed and power.RelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win “As people, they are really patient. They don’t say a lot but when they do, it’s with a lot of wisdom. All managers are different. Some have a temper and give you the hot treatment, these two are calm and collected.”Tags: alex iwobiArsenalArsene WengerCarlo AncelottiEvertonlast_img read more

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NHL trade rumors 2020: Five forwards who could move teams by the trade deadline

first_imgIlya Kovalchuk, Montreal CanadiensAt least one or two GMs must be kicking themselves wishing they had picked up Kovalchuk when the Kings released him from his contract last month. Once again, the Bruins were reportedly interested (Boston always seems to need a winger), but he instead signed with the Canadiens and has since scored eight points in eight games (four goals, four assists).Montreal stands 10 points out of the Eastern Conference playoff race — unless GM Marc Bergevin thinks his club can make a push, he can trade Kovalchuk and get perhaps a draft pick and prospect out of a low-risk, high reward signing he made. Would the Bruins make a trade with their most storied rival? The last Montreal-Boston deal was in February 2001, and LeBrun noted that the Kovalchuk-to-Boston ship has likely sailed.Where, then? Sportsnet’s Eric Francis recently wrote that Calgary sorely needs “a right-handed, impact forward.” Kovalchuk has certainly fit that bill throughout his career — and top-line minutes in Montreal have helped him quickly re-establish that reputation. The point is that one solid point streak (or one frustrating losing streak) in February can make or break a team’s playoff chances — and the trade deadline’s arrival forces teams’ management to decide to buy in, sell or stick with what they have and see what happens with too many games remaining to know for sure.MORE TRADE RUMORS: Jason Zucker | Trevor Daley | Chris Kreider | Alexandar GeorgievAll has been quiet on the trade market since a flurry of minor deals took place on Jan. 2, but that should change soon.Here are five forwards who could be on the move by the Feb. 24 trade deadline:Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Ottawa SenatorsWhen The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun recently reflected on where all 31 teams stand one month ahead of the deadline, he mentioned Pageau in association with three teams: the Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers. Should Ottawa’s top center opt not to extend his contract with the Senators beyond this season’s end, he’ll make a prime rental player who happens to be in the prime of his career.Pageau is on pace for a career-high 55 points in 2019-20 and his relatively low salary cap hit ($3.1 million) doesn’t make a potential trade for him a headache for most teams. He would help shore up a flawed center group (and audition for a new contract this summer) no matter where he plays.As The Hockey News noted in November, Pageau is an impact player for the Senators whether or not they keep him. The club already owns five selections in the first two rounds of the 2020 NHL draft; trading their home-grown center would likely gain one or two more.Kasperi Kapanen, Toronto Maple LeafsA young, skilled forward like Kapanen (he’s only 23) isn’t likely to be traded for the same reasons as others on this list. In fact, there is no present need for Toronto general manager Kyle Dubas to ship him out at all right now: the Finn is signed for two more seasons and continues to develop as a quality depth piece. That kind of quality makes him desirable for other teams, though. If the Leafs want help on the blue line or perhaps a new goaltender, it appears likely other clubs will inquire about his availability.What kind of player might the Leafs seek in return for Kapanen’s exit? Given Toronto’s recent injury troubles on the back end, a right-shot defenseman who can play on Toronto’s top two pairings might be ideal. The Leafs have reportedly held interest in Calgary’s Travis Hamonic in the past; if Dubas wants to make a larger splash, he could search for a younger blueliner with term remaining on his contract — LeBrun suggested Minnesota’s Matt Dumba as a possibility.Jesse Puljujarvi, Edmonton OilersWe haven’t heard much from or about Puljujarvi since the Dec. 1 deadline to sign restricted free agents passed. As a result, the still-very-young forward can’t play in the NHL this season — but he’s been tearing it up in the top Finnish pro league (38 points in 39 games). Would Oilers GM Ken Holland explore trading Puljujarvi now to a team that will want him to play next season? He actually laid out his whole thought process on the matter to The Athletic earlier this month, with three significant points:1. Trading Puljujarvi for a rental player gives away the 2016 fourth-overall draft pick for a player who would likely only join Edmonton for the rest of this season.2. Puljujarvi and his agent have made it very clear he does not want to play in Edmonton any longer — so Holland may wait until this June’s draft to explore a more competitive “hockey trade” that benefits the Oilers better.3. If he holds on to Puljujarvi that long and can’t find a perfect deal, Puljujarvi then has to decide again if he wants to sign with the Oilers or stay in Europe another season.Holland told the Athletic that he explored some trades for Puljujarvi in the fall but none of them interested him enough to follow through.”Again, if he’s traded at the trade deadline, do you want to trade a 21-year-old player for a rental?” he told The Athletic. “Depends who the rental player is, I guess.”Tyler Toffoli, Los Angeles KingsToffoli is what every playoff-contending team desires in a deadline pickup: a playoff-tested depth scorer who could probably fit in on any club’s second or third lines with a near-seamless transitions. He’s only 27, as well — making questions about stamina for a long playoff run that sometimes occur with older players a non-issue. The Boston Bruins are reportedly interested; LeBrun suggested him as a potential fit for the Flames, New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins as well.Plenty of interest means a bidding war looms just around the corner, though. Toffoli is currently producing at a 45-point pace on a weak Los Angeles team, but what is that worth? The New Jersey Devils got three B-level prospects and a likely late first-round draft pick for a more highly-regarded winger of a similar age and contract status (Taylor Hall). Would any club part ways with its first-round pick to get Toffoli? While the NHL’s top players compete at All-Star Weekend and the rest of the league takes some well-earned rest, general managers minds must be spinning: the trade deadline is officially less than one month away.Trying to determine a course of action before the deadline is a tricky balancing act; the league’s contenders know who they are, but only 11 points separate the 13th-place New York Rangers from a wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, with six teams in between. The same goes for the San Jose Sharks and the West.last_img read more

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