Travelex Japan opens 10th currency exchange store in Kansai Airport

Travelex Kansai International Airport Store

Travelex’s 10th Kansai International Airport Store

Travelex Chinese Speaking Omotenashi Staff

Travelex Chinese Speaking Omotenashi Staff

OSAKA, JAPAN, October 1, 2019 / — Travelex, a world leading foreign exchange provider today announced the opening of a new currency exchange store at Kansai International Airport (IATA Code: KIX). There are now 10 Travelex currency exchange stores within Kansai International Airport.

Through the Travelex global network, Travelex Japan is also redefining its currency exchange service at the airport, by hosting Mandarin and Cantonese speaking staff from Travelex Greater China at the stores to assist inbound travellers with their currency exchange needs in their local language.

This is part of Travelex’s commitment to putting “Diversity and Inclusion” within its core business principles. This is not only to encourage inclusive culture within the organisation, but also to give our multinational customers the best Omotenashi service to support their valuable experience in Japan.

Asia Pacific Commercial Director at Travelex, Cameron Hume said: “Travelex is very excited to be opening our 10th store at Kansai. This brings our total store number in Japan to 90 locations and the timing coincides perfectly with the boom in inbound tourism to Japan for the Rugby World Cup and the October 1st Golden Week celebrations across Asia. To continue to better serve our valued customers at Kansai, we have designated Mandarin and Cantonese speaking customer sales ambassadors from our Greater China business to enable customers to discuss their currency needs and learn more about travelling in Japan, all in their local language. By leveraging our unique global presence in this way, we hope customers will feel more comfortable and can start exploring Japan with great travel tips and peace-of-mind knowing their currency needs are in hand.”

Trading Director and Managing Director, Jun Otani, Travelex Japan said: “First of all, I would like to express our gratitude to Kansai International Airport for their consistent and kind support. We are very honored to be able to host customers at the most locations in both of the departure and arrival floor. One of our strength as a global FX service provider is the capability to serve all of the customers appropriately with Travelex global best practices. We hope that the blend of Japanese fundamental spirit "Omotenashi” and our best practices will give the customers the freedom and peace of mind to explore the world their way."

About Travelex
Headquartered in London, Travelex has a 140-year heritage in foreign currency, pioneering the travellers’ cheques of the past and the digital payments of the future. With a presence in over 70 countries, and over 1,200 stores at both on-airport and off-airport locations around the world, Travelex has distilled its expertise and experience into a platform that reinvents physical and digital cross-border money movement globally to ensure its clients remain one step ahead of the competition. The platform provides financial institutions with a trusted, efficient and accurate international money transfer service, plus secure and reliable banknote delivery of both major and exotic currencies.
A market leading independent foreign exchange specialist, the business covers the entire value chain of the retail foreign exchange industry. Travelex Group is also active in the remittances and payments space enabling physical and digital cross-border money movement for consumers and financial institutions.
Travelex is part of Finablr, a global platform for Payments and Foreign Exchange solutions. With deep regulatory know-how, technology expertise and industry leading partnerships, Finablr companies provide a broad array of tailored and trusted financial solutions for consumers and businesses. With a global reach spanning 170+ countries, Finablr companies processed over 150 million transactions in 2018, managing nearly USD 115 billion for customers.

For more information, visit the Travelex Japan Website:

Kumiko Momoi
Travelex Japan K.K.
+81 80-4052-6295
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Centilytics' enhanced cloud visibility helps organizations to regain control over cloud

Centilytics Intelligent Cloud Management Platform

Centilytics Intelligent Cloud Management Platform

Growing trend towards cloud adoption has opened the door to tremendous opportunities, but also presented significant challenges in terms of visibility for IT

As more enterprises move their workloads to the cloud, gaining visibility into it is their top priority, but enterprises can't quite achieve it.”

— Shruti Agnihotri, Centilytics

DOVER, DELAWARE, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, October 1, 2019 / — Today's growing trend towards cloud adoption – whether a multi-cloud strategy using different cloud providers or using a sole cloud vendor – has opened the door to tremendous, transformational opportunities. It has also added significant complexities and hurdles for IT. For instance, widespread cloud migration has resulted in new application architectures such as micro-services, self-aware, self-healing, self-scaling, and self-optimizing software-defined infrastructure that can support these services. This added complexity for stretching IT professionals to find ways to monitor and secure services across these environments successfully.

Cloud Management Challenges
Cloud Management has been immensely complex for as far as I can remember, recalling my prior responsibilities in my previous organization, I was responsible for the management of the organization's cloud infrastructure. The data extended by the OEMs failed to address my needs while managing the complex infrastructure, the overview of cost, resource etc. were helpful for a broader perspective but lacked powerful insights to make the infratructure completely transparent and manageable. Moreover, saving recommendations were not up to the mark. All these pain points were acknowledged in a survey where 71% of respondents found cloud governance, and its control is a challenge. Most of the IT organizations lack visibility that holds utter importance to manage cloud environments.
That is when we (My co-founders and I) decided to create something robust and powerful platform that can get you a microscopic view into your infrastructure, this intel can help you optimize, manage and secure your cloud.

Public cloud environments raise the most significant hurdles when it comes to detecting when and how security breaches or service failures occur and what steps need to be taken to resolve issues before end-users will get adversely affected. What is needed is visibility without borders-gaining a complete, in-depth view of the entire public cloud environment and all its interdependencies.

Achieving Cloud Visibility with Centilytics
Visibility without borders boils down to seeing across all service layers, including applications, infrastructure, and their respective dependencies. Since every application transaction communicates across the virtual and physical network, wire data and traffic flows are the best source of information to achieve visibility. In short, the IT team needs continuous end-to-end monitoring, and in-depth analysis of the traffic flow over the network to achieve holistic visibility across applications and the entire cloud. The key to cloud visibility is to extract, collect, organize, and analyze relevant data. The resulting data collected in real-time provides businesses with actionable intelligence capable of identifying issues, optimizing infrastructure and application performance, and identifying demand-based threats and vulnerabilities.
Collecting and analyzing data to extract key metrics, and producing a well-informed decision can be a tedious task.
Centilytics' Cloud Visibility follows a two-step approach i.e. cost monitoring, and resource monitoring.
Cost Monitoring identifies your hidden costs associated with data transfer, instance IDs, the marketplace, etc. It analyzes your unique infrastructure precisely and feeds your business with cost distributions for reserved instances, applications, services, and much more.
Our real-time inventory enhances resource visibility into your cloud infrastructure. The inventory acts as a modern-day cloud Configuration Management Database (CMDB) that displays a holistic picture of every resource in your infrastructure.
To keep them future proof, we update them from time to time. Likewise, our recent updates include:
In-depth Cost Analysis: This will allow you to check the cost and usage of all the associated components with services (e.g., cost of load balancer can now be analyzed in an EC2 service).
Customized Filter: The new filters of instance type, volume type, instance family, and much more are introduced.
Comparison View: Understand your dynamic infrastructure with a side-by-side comparison of different insights, resources, workloads, timeframes, and much more.
Newly enhanced user interface with more interactive updates to provide a better user experience.
Understand & analyze your complex costs with interactive graphical BI dashboards.
By harnessing the insights of visibility module, organizations can monitor in real-time and retain control over their public cloud environment and leverage with confidence the strategic value of agility, flexibility, and scalability needed to remain competitive in today's highly connected world. The data-driven approach provides a detailed picture of applications and services and their respective dependencies, providing IT organizations with the visibility they need to ensure success.

About the company:
Centilytics is a fully-automated SaaS solution that helps organizations with the management and control of their infrastructure. It is an intelligent cloud management platform that enables public cloud users to Gain 360-degree visibility, Identify loopholes and, Deploy one-click fixes on their cloud infrastructure.

Running into cloud management problems? Schedule a quick chat with our cloud expert to learn how you can use Centilytics to make your life on the cloud a little bit easier. Book a demo or start a 3-month free trial now.

Saksham Goel
+1 302-924-5045
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Council Members Across Wards Celebrate Small Business Impact in Washington, D.C.

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D.C. City Council joins local non-profit to highlight small businesses innovation and sustainability.

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, October 1, 2019 / — Washington, D.C. – October 1, 2019 – At a time when small businesses are more profitable than ever, the outlook for their success in Washington, D.C. is strong. Government resources coupled with non-profit and private sector efforts for small business funding and resources have made the metropolitan area one of the fastest-growing regions for companies. This support has allowed many owners more freedom to innovate industries and create business models which support communities in more tangible ways. Washington D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson along with Councilmembers Charles Allen and Elissa Silverman join Think Local First DC in recognizing a group of these dynamic business leaders at the annual Local First Awards in October 2019.

The Local First Awards celebrate the heart and spirit of small businesses in Washington, D.C.

2019 Local First Award Categories and Finalists:

DC Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Jair Lynch
Latino Economic Development Center LEDC
Mi Casa Inc
Neighborhood Development Company

Community Champion:
Black Girl Ventures
Bread For The City
Congress Heights Arts & Culture Center
Sankofa Books
Washington Informer

DC Maker:
Art Space
District of Clothing
Femme Fatale
Ice Cream Jubilee
Republic Restoratives

Green Thumb:
Casey Trees
City Blossoms
Common Good City Farm
Good Food Markets
Washington Youth Garden

High Road:
Busboys and Poets
DC Central Kitchen
Nubian Hueman
Right Proper Brewing Company
Smith Public Trust

11th Street Bridge Park
Black Restaurant Week
Capital Fringe
Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

Ripple Effect:
A Few Cool Hardware Stores
Community Purchasing Alliance
Mess Hall
Songbyrd Record Store and Cafe
Washington Area Women’s Foundation

The Pioneer award category honors those who’ve moved off the beaten path to pave the way for new opportunities and experiences for Washingtonians. Movements like #DontMuteDC have touched millions across the country and inspired civic action beyond music. While historic organizations like Mi Casa Inc. are recognized for continuing in their long-held tradition of providing sustenance and hope for thousands of Washingtonians in need. The Local First Awards 2019 is a show of gratitude to the business leaders and teams who make initiatives like these possible.

The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development characterizes D.C. as boasting "a highly educated workforce, a prosperous business climate, and a hub for the world's most influential decision-makers and innovators."

Audi Field will be abuzz with 600 of D.C.’s best and brightest for this night of celebration with live performances by Freddie Dunn Jr. Quartet and endless food and beverage tastings from local restaurants. Award-winning Journalist and Anchor, Lesli Foster, of WUSA 9 will host the evening’s festivities. Participating Media Partners include We Act Radio, WPFW 89.3FM, Washington Informer, Capital Community News {HillRag, MidCity and East of the River}, Washington Blade, and Brightest Young Things. DCHFA, JBG Smith, Department of Small and Local Business Development, Destination DC, OCTFME, Roadside Development, Patrick’s Petcare, City First Bank, Listen Local First, Chuck Levin's Music Center, United Bank and LEDC join us as event sponsors with shuttle services from Navy Yard metro station to be provided by Battle Transportation.

Think Local First DC, founded in 2006, now represents nearly 500 DC-based businesses. Its mission is to educate about the benefits of supporting D.C.’s local independent businesses, advocate for economic strategies that support the growth of local sustainable economy, and to connect members to resources, training, and opportunity within their communities. For more information, please visit

Sponsorships/Partnerships Contact:
Michele Molotsky | 202-441-2942 |

Calendar Submissions:

What: Local First Awards presented by Think Local First DC
When: Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM EST
Where: Audi Field | Eagle Bank Club 100 Potomac Avenue Southwest Washington, DC 20024
Tickets: $79 – includes awards, complimentary food samplings and beer, wine and special cocktails, and live music performance and DJ

Individual Membership is included with tax-deductible purchase – $50 tax deduction.

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Recap: Local First Awards 2018

Source: EIN Presswire