65, a lifelong resident of Bayonne, passed away on January 19, 2018 at the Bayonne Medical Center. Diane was a licensed speech therapist for the Jersey City school system for over 20 years. She was predeceased by her parents Frank and Marion (nee: Klementewicz) Nikonowicz. Sister of Joyce Nikonowicz. Also survived by several cousins. Funeral arrangements by S. FRYCZYNSKI & SON Funeral Home, 32-34 E. 22nd St.
Two years ago, Dell Technologies World (DTW) served as the stage in which Dell Technologies Capital (DTC) came out of stealth and revealed itself to the world. Embodying the Dell Technologies spirit of innovation pioneered by Michael Dell when he founded his company 35 years ago, DTC was established to augment and lead innovation at Dell Technologies, and to deliver even more innovative solutions for our customers and for the industry.As DTW 2019 is set to kick off in Las Vegas, it’s a perfect opportunity to look back and see how Dell Tech Capital has emerged as one of the top performing corporate venture capital firms in the world.DTC has invested $100+ million a year in a total of 90 early stage startups, completing 38 exits.Our 2018 results are especially noteworthy:IPO exits: ZScaler (ZS), Docusign (DOCU)Acquisition exits: Cylance (acquired by Blackberry for $1.4B), RedLock (acquired by Palo Alto Networks for $173M), CloudEndure (acquired by AWS), Edico Genome (acquired by Illumina), BlueData (acquired by HPE)3 new unicorns: Graphcore ($1.7B valuation in Series D), JFrog ($1B+ valuation in Series D), Netskope ($1B+ valuation in Series F)10 new investments: Faction, Immuta, Iotech, Netifi, Noodle.ai, Provino Technologies, Toka, Yugabyte, two in stealth12 follow-on investments: Agari, Cloudknox, CNEXLabs, Graphcore, Jask, JFrog, Moogsoft, Netskope, Packet, RiskRecon, Twistlock, VastNumerous DTC portfolio companies are currently experiencing growth rates of 100%+ and several are exceeding $50 million in revenue.As we gather for DTW 2019, select DTC portfolio companies will join us to share their stories, and how they’re partnering with DTC:Faction2018/19 Developments: Faction has seen explosive growth in their VMware Cloud on AWS practice over the last year, backed by their unique Cloud Control Volumes (CCV) and Hybrid DRaaS multi-cloud portfolio of products. They’ve also expanded their reach across the Atlantic into London, with additional European and APAC location planned for 2019.How they’re partnering with Dell Technologies: Faction has been working on a strategic initiative with Dell EMC that has culminated in a joint launch for Dell Cloud Storage Services. Faction added support for the Dell EMC Storage portfolio to their Hybrid Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (HDRaaS) and Cloud Control Volumes™ (CCV™) products. The available storage platforms now include Dell EMC Unity, Isilon, and PowerMax. As part of this partnership, Faction recently announced its membership in the Dell EMC Select Partner Program as the only multi-cloud managed service provider for Dell EMC Storage, giving customers the ability to procure these offerings through a familiar purchasing vehicle.Graphcore2018/19 Developments: Graphcore officially gained unicorn status in 2018, with a valuation of $1.7 billion after raising $200 million in its Series D funding.How they’re partnering with Dell Technologies: With production AI silicon shipping in 2018, Graphcore is working closely with Dell EMC on go-to-market plans for a Dell/Graphcore IPU offering.Immuta2018/19 Developments: Immuta, the automated data governance company, launched several industry-first platform advancements in 2018 that make it easy for users to access and collaborate with the data they need, when they need it, while protecting sensitive data and ensuring their customers’ privacy. Recognized by CNBC as one of the most promising up-and-coming companies with the potential to transform industries, and named 451 Firestarter and 2018 Gartner Cool Vendor in Data Science and Machine Learning, Immuta also announced several new technology integrations, and a cloud business unit dedicated to building managed cloud-services for its customers.Lightbits Labs 2018/19 Developments: Lightbits Labs emerged from stealth mode in March, announcing its series of solutions for remaking modern cloud infrastructure. The company is reinventing the way storage and networking are conducted in cloud data centers by disaggregating storage and compute, improving performance and TCO.How they’re partnering with Dell Technologies: Lightbits is a VMware partner that delivers storage-compute disaggregation using NVMe over TCP/IP networks and a global FTL software layer that optimizes for performance and endurance. The technology holds great promise for customers looking to extend hyperconverged infrastructure to environments that are served by traditional storage products today.Noodle.ai2018/19 Developments: After joining the DTC portfolio in 2018, Noodle.ai was ranked #1 B2B Top Startup by LinkedIn, and is leading the World Economic Forum’s Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution’s initiative to reduce waste with AI. Noodle.ai was also recently named a 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor in Artificial Intelligence Across the Supply Chain.How they’re partnering with Dell Technologies: Dell and Noodle.ai are announcing the launch of the world’s first Enterprise AI® platform supporting manufacturing and supply chain digital transformation projects at Dell Technologies World. Even before DTC invested $35 million in Noodle.ai to build the world’s first multi-tier industrial-grade edge-to-cloud-to-edge solution, Noodle.ai has been working in stealth mode to deliver artificial intelligence for Industry 4.0.Packet2018/19 Developments: Packet expanded its position as the leading bare metal automation platform for developers by growing to 20+ public cloud regions, releasing an on-premises solution for Enterprises, and launching edge deployments to serve global operators and new use cases.How they’re partnering with Dell Technologies: Packet is working closely with Dell Technologies to innovate on both Intel and AMD EPYC platforms, including a popular system optimized for VMware and Telco / NFV and released at Google Next.The success of DTC is rooted in our approach to business building and innovation. We invest in passionate founders who push the envelope in enterprise technology: next generation hybrid/multi cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, devops, AI/ML, IoT, storage, compute, networking and open source. We are early-stage investors who can leverage the go-to-market capabilities of Dell Technologies for the benefit of our startups.The most innovative startups today aren’t necessarily struggling to secure funding – they’re looking for partners who can help them scale their business. DTC specializes in showing our portfolio companies how to grow while connecting them with Dell Technologies and its business units to provide critical market leverage. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to deliver for our customers, and most DTC investments have product or sales integration with Dell, Dell EMC, VMWare, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks or Virtustream.We hope to see you this week at DTW as we demonstrate how we’re pushing the envelope on digital technology for enterprises and consumers, and how we’re driving innovation throughout Dell Technologies.About Dell Technologies CapitalDell Technologies Capital is the investment arm for Dell Technologies. We’ve invested in over 100 companies that push the envelope on digital technology for enterprises and consumers. We are a team of world-class investors who help our companies succeed. We focus on early-stage investments with passionate founders. Our companies gain unique access to the go-to-market capabilities of Dell Technologies. For more information visit www.delltechcapital.comDell Technologies is the parent company of Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, Secureworks, Virtustream, and VMWare. Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information.
Senco Gold and Diamonds, the fastest growing jewellery retail chain in India recently rolled out a new brand campaign ‘Shine On’ featuring former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly, who is also the brand ambassador of the jewellery brand since 2015. In a new TVC for ‘Aham’, a new range of men’s jewellery from Senco, Sourav will be playing a role of his own life – how he outplays the rivals and silences the critics.In a glittering event in Kolkata, Prince of Calcutta Sourav Ganguly and Suvankar Sen, Executive Director –Senco Gold & Diamonds unveiled the new range of ‘Aham’ collection. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe new men’s collection from the house of Senco Gold & Diamonds offers a signature collection of rings, bracelets, cufflinks, ear-studs, chains and pendants in Diamond, Gold & Silver. The collection has been designed especially for the cosmopolitan man; urbane, dignified and grounded. This Signature range can be used as part of daily wear as well as in social occasions or for sheer power dressing by the men of honour. The price of the collection starts from Rs 30,000 for the Gold, Rs 2000 for Silver, and Rs 40,000 for Diamond. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardAham, which means ‘ego’ – Ego for being a self-made gentleman, having self-respect and being respected, adored and looked upon in the society for his achievements. It even means ‘ego’, for earning well with respect to become financially stable, for having a sense of style and elegance for being very confident at every steps of life, for living successfully and becoming heart of every party and for being modern in every way but still connected to his traditional roots and values. The brand embodies the spirit of self-confidence along with the desire to succeed. Who embodies other than Sourav Gaungly? In this category, a self-made ace cricketer, an astute captain and one of the best thinking minds in India. Today’s youngsters, who are hungry to succeed can easily relate to him and draw inspiration. Aham’ is just not a style statement, a vision to move in Gaungly’s path and become successful in life. The idea of the campaign is based on the persona and the charisma of such a gentleman who is always shining brightly. The tagline ‘SHINE ON’ signifies the inherent encouragement to become successful. Speaking on the occasion of launching the new marketing campaign – ‘Shine On’, Suvankar Sen, Executive Director, Senco Gold and Diamonds, said, “Sourav Ganguly is our brand ambassador since 2015. He embodies the spirit of Aham, which celebrates the man who has that sharp edge over others, who dazzles the world with his success. People may criticise him, but his outstanding performance silences the critics. His brilliance lets him rise above mediocrity. For him, a century is not enough. Even his rivals admire him when he outplays them. He is not afraid of failure because he excels beyond expectations. He is equally versatile, excelling at whatever he does in his own unique style, with impeccable class and elegance. This is the spirit of Aham, which means “self” or “ego” and Sourav Ganguly represents every self-made man who is comfortable being himself and letting his ‘aham’ shine.” Expressing his views Sourav Ganguly said, “I am very much excited with the new range of jewellery collection, AHAM. I am not new with this brand as my association with Senco Gold & Diamonds dates back to 2015. All the collections are uniquely designed by karigars. The new collection embodies the spirit of self-confidence along with the desire to succeed. It gives me immense pleasure to be associated with such an eminent jewellery brand.”