|By PR Newswire||
|August 26, 2014 10:15 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic American retailer, EXPRESS, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) and leading men's magazine, GQ, are thrilled to announce the second iteration of the GQ Back-to-Business campaign. Back-to-Business 2.0 will feature four entrepreneurs who will help educate the GQ audience and EXPRESS customer on how to dress for success through a custom advertising program in GQ's September issue, on newsstands nationwide August 26, 2014.
The first execution appeared in the April 2014 issue of GQ and profiled Josh Kaplan and his business partners, Justin Belmont and Marc Lombardo, Columbia MBA graduates and co-founders of Perk.La, a members-only student discount website. The collaboration proved to be a successful stepping-stone for Perk.La as they secured a spot in the Columbia Startup Lab.
Fans will have the opportunity to text to vote for the next Back-to-Business entrepreneur and enter for a chance to win a trip to New York City for a behind-the-scenes look at the GQ Headquarters and a $1,000 EXPRESS shopping spree.* The winning Back-to-Business entrepreneur will win a grant from EXPRESS to grow his business further. Voting closes on October 4, 2014.
BASTIAAN JANMAAT, STANFORD UNIVERSITY, DATAFOX.CO
Born in Japan, raised in Singapore, and a university student in Hong Kong (and three different European countries), this upstart is about as international as they come. His online platform, DataFox, tracks and scores more than 400,000 tech companies, then ranks them by means of an algorithm. Janmaat's hope is that it will make for better-informed investors and analysts.
VOTE FOR BASTIAAN BY TEXTING 'BAS' TO EXPRES (397737)
MIKE HROSTOSKI, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, HROSTOSKI.COM
Hrostoski had embarked on a promising career in HR before his life took a U-turn. His mother died; he realized life was short, sold everything he owned, and spent a year traveling around the U.S. doing volunteer work and fully experiencing life. Now he's got an MBA and a new role as The Men's Coach, helping high-performing men achieve self-fulfillment.
VOTE FOR MIKE BY TEXTING 'MIKE' TO EXPRES (397737)
NICK TARANTO, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, PLATED.COM
As cofounder and co-CEO of Plated, this former U.S. Marine is helping redefine the way people—especially busy people—eat. Order online and his company will deliver measured, carefully prepared ingredients for a gourmet meal to your door. The customer does the fun parts (cooking and eating), and the chef-designed recipes take less than 30 minutes to make.
VOTE FOR NICK BY TEXTING 'NICK' TO EXPRES (397737)
JEFF MROZ, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, VROULIFE.COM
Performance-oriented nutrition has always been key for Mroz, a former pro football player and Yale quarterback. After securing his MBA, the Pittsburgh native worked with a former pro women's soccer player to create a new health brand, VROU. Its first product is a drinkable source of the most essential vitamins, electrolytes, antioxidants, and calcium.
VOTE FOR JEFF BY TEXTING 'JEFF' TO EXPRES (397737)
To hear more about their stories and watch their videos, visit express.com. Get in on the action by following #BACK2BUSINESS on Instagram (@ExpressRunway), Twitter (@ExpressLife) and Facebook (EXPRESS).
ABOUT EXPRESS, INC.:
EXPRESS is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer of women's and men's merchandise, targeting the 20 to 30 year old customer. The Company has over 30 years of experience offering a distinct combination of fashion and quality for multiple lifestyle occasions at an attractive value addressing fashion needs across work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. The Company currently operates more than 600 retail and factory outlet stores, located primarily in high-traffic shopping malls, lifestyle centers, and street locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. EXPRESS merchandise is also available at franchise stores in the Middle East and Latin America. The Company also markets and sells its products through the Company's e-commerce website, www.express.com.
GQ is the leading men's general-interest magazine, with a monthly readership of 7 million readers. It is available in print, online at GQ.com, and as an app at iTunes.com. The magazine is published by Condé Nast, a division of Advance Publications. Condé Nast operates in twenty-five countries and is the world leader in exceptional content creation.
*DISCLAIMER: BY TEXTING YOU AGREE TO RECEIVE 6 AUTODIALED MESSAGES/MONTH. MESSAGE & DATA RATES MAY APPLY. CONSENT NOT REQUIRED TO PURCHASE. TEXT HELP FOR HELP, OR STOP TO STOP.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. SWEEPSTAKES BEGINS AT 12:01 AM ON AUGUST 19, 2014 AND ENDS AT 11:59 PM ON OCTOBER 4, 2014. OPEN TO LEGAL U.S. RESIDENTS 18+, EXCEPT EMPLOYEES OF SPONSOR, THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILIES, AND THOSE LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. TEXT & DATA CHARGES MAY APPLY. FREE METHOD OF ENTRY, TEXT MESSAGE & TERMS, SEE OFFICIAL RULES: EXPRESS.COM/BACK2BUSINESS.
Sensors and effectors of IoT are solving problems in new ways, but small businesses have been slow to join the quantified world. They’ll need information from IoT using applications as varied as the businesses themselves. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Meike, Distinguished Engineer, Director of Technology Innovation at Intuit, showed how IoT manufacturers can use open standards, public APIs and custom apps to enable the Quantified Small Business. He used a Raspberry Pi to connect sensors...
Feb. 13, 2016 02:30 AM EST Reads: 365
The principles behind DevOps are not new - for decades people have been automating system administration and decreasing the time to deploy apps and perform other management tasks. However, only recently did we see the tools and the will necessary to share the benefits and power of automation with a wider circle of people. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Sanders, Chief Technology Officer at CloudBolt Software, explored the latest tools including Puppet, Chef, Docker, and CMPs needed to...
Feb. 13, 2016 02:30 AM EST Reads: 367
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, will discuss how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved effi...
Feb. 13, 2016 12:45 AM EST Reads: 272
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.
Feb. 12, 2016 10:00 PM EST Reads: 245
Data-as-a-Service is the complete package for the transformation of raw data into meaningful data assets and the delivery of those data assets. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lakshmi Randall, an industry expert, analyst and strategist, will address: What is DaaS (Data-as-a-Service)? Challenges addressed by DaaS Vendors that are enabling DaaS Architecture options for DaaS
Feb. 12, 2016 09:45 PM EST Reads: 386
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
Feb. 12, 2016 09:00 PM EST Reads: 134
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
Feb. 12, 2016 06:00 PM EST Reads: 404
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
Feb. 12, 2016 06:00 PM EST
When building large, cloud-based applications that operate at a high scale, it’s important to maintain a high availability and resilience to failures. In order to do that, you must be tolerant of failures, even in light of failures in other areas of your application. “Fly two mistakes high” is an old adage in the radio control airplane hobby. It means, fly high enough so that if you make a mistake, you can continue flying with room to still make mistakes. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Lee...
Feb. 12, 2016 04:45 PM EST
DevOps is not just last year’s buzzword. Companies with DevOps practices are 2.5x more likely to exceed profitability, market share, and productivity goals. But how do you enable high performance? What can you do right now to start? Find out from DevOps experts including Gene Kim, co-author of "The Phoenix Project," and the Dynatrace Center of Excellence.
Feb. 12, 2016 04:30 PM EST
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
Feb. 12, 2016 04:30 PM EST Reads: 192
SYS-CON Events announced today that Column Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Established in 1998, Column Technologies is a global technology solutions provider with over 400 employees, headquartered in the United States with offices in Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. Column Technologies provides “Best of Breed” technology solutions that automate the key DevOps principal...
Feb. 12, 2016 04:15 PM EST
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
Feb. 12, 2016 04:15 PM EST Reads: 430
Join us at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo 2016 – June 7-9 at the Javits Center in New York City and November 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – and deliver your unique message in a way that is striking and unforgettable by taking advantage of SYS-CON's unmatched high-impact, result-driven event / media packages.
Feb. 12, 2016 03:00 PM EST
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
Feb. 12, 2016 02:15 PM EST