FiscalNote Names Michael McNair to its Board of Advisors

Former Head of Policy and Senior Economic Advisor to PM Trudeau to Advise Washington, DC Based FiscalNote on Global Expansion

Michael McNair, Former Head of Policy and Senior Economic Advisor to Canadian PM Trudeau, and new member of FiscalNote's Board of Advisors.
Michael McNair, Former Head of Policy and Senior Economic Advisor to Canadian PM Trudeau, and new member of FiscalNote’s Board of Advisors.
Michael McNair, Former Head of Policy and Senior Economic Advisor to Canadian PM Trudeau, and new member of FiscalNote’s Board of Advisors.

Washington, DC, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FiscalNote, a global technology and media company, today announces the addition of Michael McNair, the former Head of Policy and Senior Economic Advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to its Board of Advisors. 

“Michael brings a wealth of experience serving in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Parliament of Canada,” noted FiscalNote CEO and Co-Founder, Tim Hwang. “His deep knowledge of global policy and the workings of government will drive a more comprehensive understanding of

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RAJANT ANNOUNCES MICHAEL GRIFFIN, LISA PORTER, AND DANIEL VERWIEL AS STRATEGIC ADVISORS TO SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY AND MARKET DIRECTION

Former Leadership of US Dept of Defense Research & Engineering and Northrop Grumman Consulting on Future Opportunities

Malvern, Pennsylvania (USA), Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rajant Corporation, the provider of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, announces that Michael Griffin, Lisa Porter, and Daniel Verwiel will be strategic advisors and provide consultancy regarding Rajant’s future technology and market opportunities. Their backgrounds will enable them to impart a wealth of knowledge and experience from the civil, defense, and commercial sectors to inform research, development, and go-to-market direction for Rajant.

Earlier this year, Michael Griffin and Lisa Porter left their positions as the Under- and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, where they shared responsibility for research, development, and prototyping activities within the Department of Defense. They are now the Co-Founders and Co-Presidents of LogiQ, Inc., a company providing high-end management, scientific, and technical consulting services. In a joint statement

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Saints fullback Michael Burton gets positive COVID-19 test result after team arrives in Detroit, reports say

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The NFL’s Week 4 COVID-19 troubles continue. The New Orleans Saints, who are in Detroit preparing to face the Lions, have had fullback Michael Burton test positive for COVID-19, according to ProFootballTalk and confirmed by Fox Sports and NFL Network. Testing is currently occurring for those who were in contact with the player on the flight from New Orleans, along with a check on Burton’s positive in case it is false.

Contact-tracing technology used by the league identified three teammates, while four others were identified as having sat near Burton on the team plane, according to ProFootballTalk. One of those players was Saints star running back Alvin Kamara. The Saints are awaiting testing for the seven players, along with the re-testing of Burton.

Saturday was unfortunately an eventful day in the NFL when it comes to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Tennessee Titans recorded positive test No. 16 

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Controversial former Uber exec Emil Michael has registered plans for a $250 million SPAC

SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, are all the rage right now, and people are emerging from all corners to raise them.

Among the latest entrants — and someone who might be of interest to Silicon Valley watchers — is Emil Michael, a former Uber executive and top lieutenant to former CEO Travis Kalanick. Earlier today, Micheal registered plans with the SEC to raise $250 million in an IPO for a blank-check company that will broadly acquire a company in the tech sector.

IPO Edge had reported earlier today that the SPAC might be in the works.

The filing lists as special advisors Alphabet’s former executive chairman Eric Schmidt, and Betsy Atkins, a founder of Ascend Communications and investor who has served on so many boards that last year she wrote a book about it. Indeed, among her other roles currently, she’s on the boards of Volvo, Wynn Resorts, and

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Cantel Hires Michael Drexel to SVP and Chief Technology Officer

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CANTEL MEDICAL CORP (NYSE:CMD) announced today that Michael Drexel has been hired as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer reporting to George Fotiades, Chief Executive Officer. Michael is based in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Mr. Drexel’s primary responsibilities will include driving the overall vision for the R&D function, oversight and leadership for all projects related to research, and the development of new and existing products. He will assume leadership of the Global R&D team, driving technical excellence and providing clear focus on core competencies to maintain and enhance customer value of our products. In addition, he will build close partnerships with divisional and regional leaders to develop and execute on a thoughtful and comprehensive plan to effectively meet Cantel’s objectives for current and future products.

Mr. Drexel has extensive leadership in product development including driving continuous improvement and developing management,

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From Tesla’s smashed Cybertruck to Michael Bay’s Samsung walkout: The most epic tech demo fails

The global coronavirus pandemic has changed much of our way of life in 2020, and that includes tech events. We’ve seen Apple and Samsung take their product launches online, along with the entire IFA tech conference. What used to be live, potentially unpredictable events have given way to glossy prerecorded infomercials with almost no chance of disaster. What’s the fun in that?

To fill that gap, I’ve collected footage from some of the best tech demo fails throughout history. From Microsoft’s blue screen of death to Michael Bay walking out on a Samsung conference, I’ll be going through my timeline to look at some of these truly awkward moments in tech.

With no real sign of the COVID-19 crisis abating, Silicon Valley may prefer the greater control that comes with a prerecorded event, but all this comes at a cost: Tech companies can take themselves too seriously at times

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Former Head of Federal Aviation Administration Michael Huerta Joins D-Fend Solutions’ Advisory Board

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — D-Fend Solutions, the leader in RF cyber based counter-drone takeover technology, announced today that Michael Huerta has joined its Advisory Board. The former head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will bring his aviation safety and security industry expertise to assist in D-Fend’s rapid growth, contributing to the company’s market leadership in the counter small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-sUAS) security solutions space for airports and other sensitive environments in the U.S.

Before joining D-Fend Solutions, Huerta was the Administrator of the FAA from December 2011 to January 2018, where he was responsible for overseeing the safety and productivity of the largest aerospace administration in the world, managing a budget of $16 billion and more than 47,000 employees. Huerta currently sits on the board of directors for Delta Air Lines. Huerta has nearly 3 decades of experience with airport and airspace safety, and

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