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FTI Consulting Survey Finds Business Resilience Remains Low Despite Persistent Risks

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Average Score in the Annual FTI Resilience Barometer Rises Slightly, But 84% of G-20 Companies Expect a Crisis in 2020

Business Leaders Focused on Cybersecurity, Financial Crime and Regulation in 2020

Companies Must Embrace Technology Transformation to Remain Viable and Fight New Threats

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As executives continue to confront cybersecurity, financial crime and regulatory threats in 2020, companies remain largely unprepared for events that can impact revenue, valuation and reputation, according to a new survey released today by FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The FTI Consulting Resilience Barometer 2020, a survey of more than 2,200 executives from private and publicly traded companies across all G-20 countries, measured the preparedness of companies against 18 regulatory, operational, cultural, leadership and technological threats. The survey found the average resilience score rose from 40 out of 100 in 2019 to 43 out of 100 in 2020.

Five of the countries with the top 10 resilience scores (led by India, with a score of 60) were from emerging markets, while the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France and Japan all saw scores decrease year over year.

“Companies across the G-20 face more complex risks from technology transformation, geopolitical tensions and the polarization of the political landscape,” said Kevin Hewitt, Chairman of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) region at FTI Consulting. “The 2020 elections in the United States, the looming UK exit from the EU, cyber-attacks and increasing regulatory actions are just a few examples of challenges we see companies grappling with each day. It is not a matter of if a company will face an inflection point or crisis, but when it will happen — meaning the senior executives and businesses that are most prepared are likely to remain the most resilient, competitive and viable.”

Cybersecurity remains a top concern for most organizations, according to the FTI Consulting Resilience Barometer 2020. Despite cyber-attacks being identified as having the most negative impact on revenue, less than half of all executives surveyed are managing cyber-attacks proactively, and only 10% believe they have no cybersecurity gaps at all. Companies said their largest gaps were in employee awareness, security culture and training (28%), followed by threat monitoring and detection and IT patching and technology stress testing (25%).

The survey also found that 64% of companies experienced a form of financial crime over the past year, with theft and fraud representing 24% of financial crimes identified over the past 12 months. As a result, executives expect to increase their compliance spending by 22% in 2020, with 49% of all respondents saying cybersecurity is the highest priority for investment.

A majority of respondents (81%) expect increased regulation in 2020, compared to 76% in 2019. Executives surveyed are seeing regulatory investigations focused on market dominance or antitrust (71%), financial practices (67%), products and services (66%), and compliance (65%).

However, 72% of executives surveyed said they still needed to improve regulatory safeguards, and 25% said they would have to restrict investment or make major changes to their business models as a result of current or expected regulatory changes. New regulations taking effect in 2020, such as the fifth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive, will place additional importance on continued compliance investments.

Technology transformation will help companies enhance resilience, according to the survey, which found that 68% of senior executives believed they only would remain in business beyond the next five years if they failed to invest in technology. More than half (59%) of executives surveyed said artificial intelligence and machine learning will have the most significant impact on their industries in the next decade, with 81% believing the effect will be positive.

“By their very nature, data-driven technologies can destroy or redefine old boundaries. Building resilience requires new weapons to assess vulnerabilities, protect data across ecosystems and fight against financial crime,” said Caroline Das-Monfrais, a Senior Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer for EMEA at FTI Consulting. “Over half of the companies we surveyed already use artificial intelligence and machine learning to help avoid or prepare for emerging threats. We all have a stake in how these outcomes will impact the global economy, public trust and the future shape of society.”

About the FTI Consulting Resilience Barometer 2020
The FTI Consulting Resilience Barometer 2020 is based on a quantitative survey conducted in November 2019, with 2,276 respondents from companies across all G-20 countries. Each country’s results have been weighted so that each country represents a similar proportion of the total G-20 results. The majority of respondents (74%) were C-suite executives and senior managers from privately owned companies, while 26% were from publicly listed entities. For more information, visit www.ftiresiliencebarometer.com.

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,700 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $2.03 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2018. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Release Is Transforming The World’s Agriculture & Fisheries Logistics Through Its Blockchain-Powered Social Commerce Platform

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New Taipei City, Taiwan, July 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — While the concept of social commerce is gaining traction, there are several inherent challenges that are hindering its growth. Among these, a few of the most prominent ones include – logistics & supply chain inefficiency, the lack of effective communication between buyers and sellers, etc. To address these issues and more, Release Co. Ltd. has harnessed the power of blockchain technology and tokenization. 

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The Global Autonomous Vessels Market is expected to grow from USD 13,769.50 Million in 2019 to USD 21,784.01 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.94%

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New York, July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Autonomous Vessels Market Research Report by Fit, by Type, by Automataion, by Solution, by Users – Global Forecast to 2025 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05913503/?utm_source=GNW
On the basis of Fit, the Autonomous Vessels Market is studied across Line Fit and Retrofit.
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CORRECTION – OMNIQ’s Artificial Intelligence-Based Quest Shield™ Solution Selected by the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore

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SALT LAKE CITY, July 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a release issued under the same headline on June 1, 2020 by OMNIQ, Inc. (OTCQB:OMQS), please be advised that the second paragraph as originally issued contained certain inaccuracies, not related to financial results or projections, which have been corrected below.Quest Shield™ security package provides a  proactive ground-breaking cloud-based solution for crime prevention on campuses and in schools using  automatic Machine Vision detection and identification of vehicles by license plate, make and color via an AI-based  identification algorithm
Real-time alert and notification to law enforcement authorities to actively prevent potential tragediesTechnology developed in Israel, previously deployed with success in sensitive security zones in the U.S., Middle East and elsewhereAddressing Covid-19 concerns, students will be equipped with a contactless, readable ID tag verifying pre-screened temperature test clearanceTalmudical Academy in Baltimore has over 1,000 students and is part of the Chofetz Haim educational chain with more than 35 locations in the U.S., Canada and IsraelOMNIQ, Inc. (OTCQB:OMQS) (“OMNIQ” or “the Company”), announces that it has been selected to deploy its Quest Shield™ campus safety solution at the Talmudical Academy of Baltimore in Maryland.The Quest Shield™ security package uses the Company’s AI-based SeeCube technology platform, a ground-breaking cloud-based/on-premise security solution for Safe Campus/School applications. The platform provides unique AI-based computer vision technology and software to gather real-time vehicle data, enabling the Quest Shield™ to identify and record images of approaching vehicles including color, make and license plate information. The license plate is then compared against the school’s internal watch list to provide immediate notifications of unauthorized vehicles to security and administrative personnel. In addition to providing a vehicle identification and recognition solution to the Talmudical Academy, the Quest Shield™ comprehensive security platform addresses other security concerns including controlling access to the buildings and visitor management as well as the ability to pre-register guests for school activities. Additionally, as part of COVID-19 mitigation, parents in Maryland will be asked to take and record their child’s temperature each day before they leave for school. Quest Shield™ will automate this process, by providing parents an online form where they may record the temperature. All Talmud Academy students will be equipped with an ID tag that will have a QR code that can be read with a barcode scanner. As students enter campus, faculty equipped with Quest handheld scanners will read the barcode to confirm that the student’s temperature has been taken that day; if the form has not been filled in, faculty will check temperatures before allowing students inside.    Shai Lustgarten, CEO of OMNIQ, commented: “It is our privilege to work with the Talmudical Academy to provide our solution to enhance safety at their Baltimore campus. Quest Shield™ is an extension of the homeland security solution we designed for the Israeli authorities to fight terrorism and save lives.”Rabbi Yaacov Cohen, Executive Director, Talmudical Academy of Baltimore, commented: “Concern about campus safety and the safety of our students and faculty drove the Talmudical Academy to seek ways to implement new strategies aimed at preventing crimes and violence that may be committed on the school grounds. The unfortunate reality today is that situations we could never imagine just a few years ago are happening now with increasing regularity. Most security systems that are currently being deployed on other campuses are good at recording events subsequent to crimes being committed. With Quest Shield™, we have an opportunity to alert personnel and Law Enforcement ahead of any sign of violence.”Mr. Lustgarten added: “The Quest Shield™ has been tailored to provide a proactive solution to improve security and safety in schools and on campuses as well as community centers and places of worship in the U.S. that have unfortunately become a target for ruthless attacks. We’re pleased to work with a forward-thinking organization like the Talmudical Academy, it is gratifying that the Academy selected the Quest Shield™ platform to strengthen its security precautions.”“Additionally, many schools and communities are expressing concern around children returning to school in the fall due to COVID-19. With that in mind, Talmudical Academy will also employ the Quest Shield™ to provide an automated screening process to confirm that students have had their temperatures checked, per Maryland regulation, upon their arrival on campus and prior to them entering the school facilities.”Mr. Lustgarten concluded, “We are proud to be able to improve student safety in the U.S., as well as in other vulnerable communities. Quest Shield™ has previously been implemented by a pre-K through Grade 12 school in Florida and at a Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City. We look forward to working closely with the Academy and other institutions to promote the health and safety of students, faculty and support personnel.”About OMNIQ, Corp.
OMNIQ Corp. (OMQS) provides computerized and machine vision image processing solutions that use patented and proprietary AI technology to deliver data collection, real time surveillance and monitoring for supply chain management, homeland security, public safety, traffic & parking management and access control applications. The technology and services provided by the Company help clients move people, assets and data safely and securely through airports, warehouses, schools, national borders, and many other applications and environments.
OMNIQ’s customers include government agencies and leading Fortune 500 companies from several sectors, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, food and beverage, transportation and logistics, healthcare, and oil, gas, and chemicals.  Since 2014, annual revenues have grown to more than $50 million from clients in the USA and abroad.
The Company currently addresses several billion-dollar markets, including the Global Safe City market, forecast to grow to $29 billion by 2022, and the Ticketless Safe Parking market, forecast to grow to $5.2 billion by 2023. Information about Forward-Looking Statements
“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements in this press release relating to plans, strategies, economic performance and trends, projections of results of specific activities or investments, and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
This release contains “forward-looking statements” that include information relating to future events and future financial and operating performance. The words “anticipate”, “may,” “would,” “will,” “expect,” “estimate,” “can,” “believe,” “potential” and similar expressions and variations thereof are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which that performance or those results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time they are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in demand for the Company’s products particularly during the current health crisis, the introduction of new products, the Company’s ability to maintain customer and strategic business relationships, the impact of competitive products and pricing, growth in targeted markets, the adequacy of the Company’s liquidity and financial strength to support its growth, the Company’s ability to manage credit and debt structures from vendors, debt holders and secured lenders, the Company’s ability to successfully integrate its acquisitions, and other information that may be detailed from time-to-time in OMNIQ Corp.’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Examples of such forward looking statements in this release include, among others, statements regarding revenue growth, driving sales, operational and financial initiatives, cost reduction and profitability, and simplification of operations. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting OMNIQ Corp., please refer to the Company’s recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings, which are available at http://www.sec.gov. OMNIQ Corp. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.Investor Contact:
John Nesbett/Jen Belodeau
IMS Investor Relations
203.972.9200
jnesbett@institutionalms.com 

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