N America News April 2017

NORTHAMERICANEWS / APRIL 2017 5 NEWS , The program’s main objective is to identify and collaborate on new technologies and ground breaking services and solutions which align with Nasdaq’s clients’ needs and the company’s long- term objectives in the global capital markets. “With the launch of our new ven- ture investment program, we are reinforcing our focus on driving growth and innovation by evaluat- ing, distributing, licensing and inte- grating disruptive technologies for the long-term benefit of our global clients,” said Adena Friedman, President and CEO, Nasdaq. “Investing in pioneering fintech firms, who are developing unique technologies, continues our history of being a platform and partner of choice for the most in- novative companies in the world. In addition, through this program we plan to accelerate the pace of innovation to ensure our clients continue to benefit from the technologies that are reshaping the capital markets.” As part of Nasdaq’s corporate strategy function, Nasdaq Ven- tures will be led by Gary Offner who will report to Jean-Jacques Louis, head of corporate strategy. Offner has more than 20 years of continuous private equity, venture capital and strategic direct investment experience with an emphasis on minority growth capital investments in technology companies, and is a long-time veteran of Morgan Stanley. These new devices allow customers to take full advantage of the increased band- width of Thunderbolt 3 with speeds of up to 2750 MB/s. Featuring ATTO’s propri- etary Advanced Data Streaming (ADS(TM)) and MultiPath Direc- tor(TM) technologies, users will continue to enjoy smooth data streaming and failover and load balancing features experienced with previous generations of ThunderLink devices. The introduction of ATTO’s 3322 Thunderbolt 3 to 32Gb Fibre Channel device and 3162 Thun- derbolt 3 to 16Gb Fibre Channel device also enables users to future-proof their infrastructures, taking full advantage of 4K work- flows while also benefitting from the latest generation of Fibre Channel connectivity. The new Fibre Channel Thunder- Link devices offer: • SFP+ modules are included and have been tested for interoperability; • A simple configuration tool to manage and monitor Thun- derbolt products and ATTO HBAs from a single pane of glass and; • Compatibility with the latest Mac® and Windows® plat- forms. From capture and ingest to backup and archiving, ATTO’s Thunderbolt 3 to Fibre Chan- nel ThunderLink devices allow the creation of fully redundant connectivity solutions that can take advantage of both Thunder- bolt 3 and 16Gb and 32Gb Fibre Channel. ATTO’s new ThunderLink devices will be on display and used in live demonstrations in booth SL9611 at NAB, April 24-27 in Las Vegas. To browse the entire ATTO Technology family of connectivity solutions, visit: www.atto.com. To purchase ATTO products through leading Value Added Resellers, System Integrators and the ATTO Web Store. Learn more: www.atto. com/howtobuy/ . The minority stake investments made by Nasdaq Ventures are expected to range from less than $1M to approximately $10M and will include seed to late-stage venture rounds. Every potential investment will receive a rigorous review with an established internal committee to ensure that each partnership is aligned with Nasdaq’s overall financial and strategic goals, as well as an ex- isting business line or business strategy in order to guarantee that every investment furthers the company’s competitive and strategic position in the chosen businesses. Areas of initial focus will include: digital transfer/blockchain; machine learning and artificial intelligence; emerging and frontier marketplaces; and next generation data, analytics and content aggregation. The venture investing program will not have any material implications on Nas- daq’s capital allocation strategy. Nasdaq’s investment program began unofficially in late-2015 and has since been partnered strategically with blockchain in- frastructure provider Chain.com, machine intelligence company Digital Reasoning and real-time risk analytics firm Hanweck. For potential collaboration and investment opportunities please contact [email protected]. To learn more, visit: business. nasdaq.com ATTO Offers Fibre Channel Solutions for New Thunderbolt 3 Platforms ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for nearly 30 years, continues to lead the marketplace in supporting content creators with the launch of newThunderLink®Thunderbolt(TM) 3 connectivity devices for both 16Gb and 32Gb Fibre Channel.

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