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β€˜The Truth’ Review: Being Catherine Deneuve

By Manohla Dargis

Following his Palme d’Or-winning “Shoplifters,” the Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda visits some of the glories of France.

Ruth Buchanan, Philanthropist and Hostess Extraordinaire, Is Dead at 101

By Robert D. McFadden

She and her husband, an ambassador who later served as White House chief of protocol, presided over grand gatherings in Washington and Newport, R.I.

Karen Bass, Leading Voice in Policing Debate, Is Under Consideration for V.P.

By Alexander Burns

Ms. Bass, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, has been in touch with advisers to Joseph R. Biden Jr. who have been tasked with screening candidates for the vice presidency.

House Passes Sweeping Policing Bill Targeting Racial Bias and Use of Force

By Catie Edmondson

Democrats’ legislation would institute significant changes to the rules that govern how police officers operate, but it is doomed in the Republican-led Senate.

Drawing on Decades of Activism, Karen Bass Leads Democrats’ Policing Overhaul

By Nicholas Fandos

The California congresswoman, who heads the Congressional Black Caucus and was the first black woman speaker of a state legislature, has navigated internal divides to produce Democrats’ expansive bill.

6 Lives Stolen on New York City’s 2 Deadliest Days

By Somini Sengupta and Andrea Salcedo

A grocer, a nurse and a church deacon were among the 1,550 New Yorkers who died in the coronavirus outbreak’s bleakest span so far.

6 Lives Stolen on New York City’s 2 Deadliest Days

By Somini Sengupta and Andrea Salcedo

A grocer, a nurse and a church deacon were among the 1,550 New Yorkers who died in the coronavirus outbreak’s bleakest span so far.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg decries Washington 'dysfunction' amid impeachment trial

By Tyler Olson

As the highly-polarized impeachment trial of President Trump rages in the Senate, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg panned the "dysfunction" and "polarization" at an award ceremony in Washingon.

A Climate Show Was Canceled. Then Came the Finger-Pointing.

By Michael Paulson and Cara Buckley

One of the nation’s most successful theaters, the Public, shortened the run of a monologue by a prominent artist-activist, Josh Fox. Now each party is blaming the other.

Fincons Group expands services in Germany: CEO interview

By JΓΆrn Krieger

Italian IT business consultancy Fincons Group has strengthened its foothold in Germany through a local office in Munich, enabling the company to extend its range of services for local players and reach out to new customers.

In an exclusive interview with Broadband TV News, Michele Moretti, CEO of Fincons Group, and Francesco Moretti, deputy CEO of Fincons Group and CEO of Fincons.US, explain the reasons for the move and the company’s future plans.

Why did you decide to open a German office?

Michele Moretti: We are always committed to helping our clients achieve growth and we decided a while back that to do so we also needed to continue investing in our own international expansion. In addition to our locations in Italy and Switzerland we have opened offices in London, Los Angeles and New York. We now felt the time was right to further expand in Europe and open an office in Germany in Munich. Here, we initially plan to focus on the German media and financial sectors, where we are already breaking significant ground across Europe.

Where is it located and who is heading it? How many people work there?

Francesco Moretti: The new German office is located in the heart of Munich and will be run by leading media consultant Dieter Ruther. With his deep media industry expertise and international background, Dieter is managing director of Fincons.DE. His mandate is to export the group’s ethics and commitment to client objectives and develop further expansion of the company into DACH markets.

Dieter has plenty of important references in the DACH market to build on starting from the railway sector, where we can showcase our work with Swiss SBB. Specifically, Fincons presented TUSP, an innovative solution improving the safety of railway workers initially developed for SBB and now available to the wider market at the latest Innotrans trade fair in Berlin.

What are the main tasks of the German office?

Michele Moretti: The opening of the office comes after several years of us already operating in the German market particularly with leading companies in the media and publishing sectors. Moreover, we have invested our efforts in forming strategic partnerships with leading vendors in other sectors including the transportation, banking and insurance industries. Our aim is to grow our presence and expand our business in these different DACH markets out of Munich and we will be attending more key trade shows such as the Berlin Publishing Days and the Medientage where we hope to meet new partners and prospects.

Which are your main customers in Germany?

Michele Moretti: We believe that our financial services experience and consolidated partnerships with high-level international vendors, including major names in the Swiss territory working on, for example, client-onboarding processes or core banking software, along with our work for household names such as Swiss Re, help show the high-level calibre that we operate with and will make us stand out to other German bankers and insurers. Not to mention our already extensive experience in the German media and publishing industry with tier-1 clients such as Sky Deutschland and BurdaForward.

In particular Sky Deutschland, like Sky Italia and Sky UK, has been Fincons’ client for over 10 years – and has helped us understand and become established in the German media industry. In this sector, Fincons has recently started to work with BurdaForward, an important German publishing house, that relied on Fincons as a facilitator to help establish its first new Italian product and development location in the Italian port city of Bari and used the group’s delivery centre as an incubator for the first steps of the process.

We are also aiming to export our extensive experience in the media and broadcast sector and more specifically in OTT platform design and integration, as exemplified by our work with Mediaset, to Germany where HbbTV has historically made pioneering moves.

How many local offices do you currently operate and where are they located?

Francesco Moretti: Fincons Group currently operates 13 local offices worldwide: five in Italy (Vimercate, Verona, Rome, Bari and Catania), four in Switzerland (Küssnacht am Rigi, Bern, Zurich and Lugano), two in the USA (Los Angeles and New York) as well as one in London and one in Munich.

β€˜Ad Astra’ Review: Brad Pitt Orbits the Powers of Darkness

By Manohla Dargis

The latest from the director James Gray centers on an astronaut whose mission into deep space becomes a voyage of self-discovery.