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Archive for 2 dicembre 2018

GigSmart Connects Businesses With Labor Needs to New Workforce Opportunities

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Thanks to a growing gig economy, more than 16 million Americans are taking control of their work schedules and supplementing income via on demand job opportunities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Now, there’s an app to help workers with specific skills to find work opportunities.Launching today, GigSmart is a new mobile app connecting businesses, charities and individuals who have urgent, on demand labor needs with workers who want to earn income, gain experience, volunteer or follow their passion.Via the app, which is available on both Apple and Google Play stores, workers can build a profile using more than 3,000 pre-loaded job skills. They may also set a unique rate for each skill.A business, charity or individual requester can search by skill, review profiles and send a gig request to the worker or volunteer of choice. Within minutes, the worker may accept or decline the gig request. Upon acceptance, the worker proceeds to the gig site or begins working remotely based on the requirements. Once the gig is complete, the worker is then paid through the app.GigSmart begins its nationwide rollout with the following markets: Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Denver, Indianapolis, Lexington and Louisville.
(By http://www.gigsmart.com)

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Immuta to Present on Emerging AI Trends at the AI World Conference & Expo

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Boston Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2:30pm ET Seaport World Trade Center. Immuta, the leading provider of enterprise data management solutions for artificial intelligence (AI), today announced that its CEO, Matthew Carroll, will participate on a panel discussion about emerging AI trends at the AI World Conference & Expo, taking place December 3-5 in Boston. The panel, which includes executives from Neurala, PARC and DarwinAI, will focus on AI explainability, transparency and performance, and its impact on highly-regulated industries such as healthcare, finance, legal vertical markets and beyond.
Named a September 2018 Gartner Cool Vendor in Data Science and Machine Learning, and recognized by CNBC as one of the most promising up-and-coming companies with the potential to transform industries, Immuta enables algorithm-driven enterprises to quickly operationalize data for increased access and control to drive their machine learning and advanced analytics programs. This frees up data science teams to work with all of an organization’s data without being hamstrung by complex security regulations or information governance policies. (by https://aiworld.com/)

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Dass MD Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Expands Beverly Hills Facility

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Leading cosmetic surgeon and renowned aesthetic beauty expert Dennis Dass MD announced today that his Dass MD Cosmetic Plastic Surgery practice has expanded its facility to now include two full state-of-the-art operating rooms and additional recovery lounge space. The expansion further enhances Dr. Dass’ capacity and capability to provide patients with a comprehensive, private and relaxing experience.The facility, located at 8929 Wilshire Blvd., in Beverly Hills, is also home to a number of the latest medical technologies provided in support of the practice’s menu of surgical and non-surgical procedures offered.
The practice offers a wide variety of services for men and women of all ages. Dr. Dass and his team are able to perform Brazilian butt lifts, breast augmentations, body sculpting, smart lipo, tummy tucks, facelifts, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, Botox, microneedling and laser tattoo removal. All procedures are performed on site in the highly private and comfortable environment of the practice.Dennis Dass, M.D. is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery and laser treatments. Known for his ‘ahead of the industry’ insights and perspectives on modern beauty and his work with celebrity patients, Dr. Dass has received numerous awards and honors and is repeatedly recognized as one of the top 10 plastic surgeons in the Los Angeles region.

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Starbucks Opens New Community Store in Dallas Oak Cliff Area to Help Support Economic Revitalization and Youth Hiring

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On Friday, Starbucks will open a new Community Store in Dallas dedicated to creating local jobs and supporting economic development. Part of the “Reimagine RedBird” revitalization efforts, the new store in the Oak Cliff neighborhood is Starbucks first Community Store in Texas and the 12th nationwide – part of a special Starbucks initiative to support youth and economic development in diverse, underserved areas of the country.The new location will include a team of 24 Starbucks partners (employees), all of whom are from Dallas and Oak Cliff, making the store for the community, by the community. As with each of its Community Stores around the country, Starbucks worked with a minority-owned contractor, 3i Contracting, to build the store. In addition, the company commissioned custom murals for the space by Dallas artist group Sour Grapes, adding a visual element of the community love and unique flavor.Nationally, 1 in 6 young people are disconnected from the economy, a challenge that is exponentially worse in low-income communities. In Dallas, where an estimated 104,000 16 – 24-year-olds are disconnected from work and school, Starbucks plans to work with local community groups and civic leaders to provide a pathway to opportunity for its local partners through training and development, career options, and industry-leading benefits, which include comprehensive health-care, full tuition coverage for an online bachelor’s degree through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan and “Bean Stock” for eligible partners who work 20 hours a week or more.Through a grant from the Starbucks Foundation, local non-profit organization, Generation will use the in-store training space to support and train more than 200 youth over the next two years, addressing youth unemployment and the skills gap by pioneering a new way to prepare young people for jobs.Since announcing the Community Store initiative in 2015, Starbucks has opened 11 similar locations, including Ferguson, MO.; Englewood in Chicago’s Southside; East Baltimore; Miami Gardens; Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn NY, Seattle’s White Center and Birmingham, AL. Together, these stores have helped create more than 300 local jobs and connect more than thousands of youth to education and employment opportunities thanks to the local in-store training programs. The company plans to open similar stores in New Orleans, LA and near Atlanta, GA in the coming months, with more in the pipeline for the years ahead.The Community Store model helps Starbucks work toward its goal of hiring 100,000 opportunity youth by 2020. In 2015, Starbucks committed to hiring 10,000 Opportunity Youth by 2018. In March 2017, Starbucks expanded the goal to hire 100,000 Opportunity Youth by 2020; as of March 2018, Starbucks announced it was halfway to the goal with more than 50,000 hires.

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The “2019 Employment Law Update – 38th Annual Advanced Conference”

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Two days of hard-hitting, up-to-the-minute information on all significant employment law developments. Designed for experienced HR professionals and attorneys. Features superb faculty, important topics, and great networking opportunities. A not-to-be-missed conference! Participant favorite for decades! A New President and a New (sort of) Congress: What Will it Mean for the American Workforce in 2018 and Beyond? EEOC, NLRB, OSHA, Department of Labor, Judicial Appointments, Executive Orders, Affirmative Action, New Legislation…and more Is There No End in Sight? The Government’s War Against Contractors and Exempt Status Rages OnSocial Media: A Curse, a Blessing, or Both, for Employers?
The NLRB: What Will They Do Next? An old show business saying is, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” We will cover the Board’s Nutty 2017 Decisions and What’s in Store for 2018 What is the Biggest Mistake Employers Make? It’s Not What You Think The Latest under FMLA, ADA/Reasonable Accommodation, Retaliation, Age Discrimination and Harassment. Other Important Developments, Including State Law Developments.Open Forum to Include Employee Privacy IssuesSo that everyone’s employment law questions can be answered, there will be an “open forum” session that will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions regarding topics that were not covered.Seminar Schedule: 8:00 am – 4:00 pmFor more information about this conference visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8z54tf/2019_employment?w=4

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The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just

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Enjoy an exceptional new picture book that follows the life of influential scientist Ernest Everett Just from Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group. Written by Mélina Mangal and illustrated by Luisa Uribe, The Vast Wonder of the World: Biologist Ernest Everett Just spotlights Just’s important contributions to developmental biology, as well as his love of poetry and the natural world.Mangal and Uribe immerse readers in the life of scientist Ernest Everett Just, from his childhood to his research at Howard University and in Europe. Unlike other scientists of the early 20th century, Just carefully handled specimens and thoroughly cleaned equipment to prevent contamination. Through keen observation of sea creatures, he discovered new insights on the origins of life, all while facing discrimination and limitations imposed on him as an African American. He persisted and won the first NAACP Spingarn Medal in 1915 for his findings on the egg’s active role in fertilization.Stunning illustrations coupled with informative and lyrical prose will captivate young readers as they learn more about this little-known yet influential scientist.Advance Praise for The Vast Wonder of the World:”A must-purchase picture book biography of a figure sure to inspire awe and admiration among readers.”—starred, School Library Journal

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The “Certificate in Employee Relations Law Seminar” conference

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The Certificate in Employee Relations Law Seminar provides the most comprehensive, practical, up-to-date employment law training available.This is a 4 day seminar geared to the real-world needs of human resource professionals, attorneys, and managers. The seminar provides “best practices” insights and information on the full range of employee relations law issues.This seminar has been presented hundreds of times to tens of thousands of professionals since 1979, undergoing continuous improvements, updating and refinement.The seminar is presented by prominent employment law attorneys who are also excellent presenters. The focus is on the practical implications of the law and what steps participants can take on the job to cope with the complex requirements of the various laws and regulations.Since 1979, the Certificate in Employee Relations Law Seminar has been widely regarded as the professional’s choice for employment law training.The Certificate in Employee Relations Law Seminar is designed to provide participants with a broad base of practical knowledge in all facets of employment law. For more information about this conference visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ndxdfv/certificate_in?w=4

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Banyan Water Launches Cooling Tower Integration for its Total Water Management Platform

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Banyan Water, the leading provider of data-driven water conservation for the built environment, announced today the launch of its Cooling Tower Tracker™, a feature within Banyan Water Central—Banyan’s proprietary total water management platform—that enables commercial and industrial properties to measure, analyze and reduce water and energy use in cooling towers. Banyan Water Central leverages IoT technology to collect and visualize indoor and outdoor water usage data for a variety of commercial and industrial properties. With the addition of Cooling Tower Tracker™, facility managers and others can access data such as pH, conductivity, cycles of concentration, water and energy use, as well as cost on a property’s cooling tower in a single, comprehensive dashboard. Cooling Tower Tracker™ saves water by reducing the build-up of calcium and magnesium, which enables cooling towers to utilize significantly less water while increasing cycles of concentration. The tracker also includes automated blowdown features.“Most facility managers don’t have visibility into the operational data of their properties’ total water usage, much less their cooling towers,” said Gillan Taddune, CEO of Banyan Water. “Cooling towers, however, can account for as much as 40 percent of a property’s total water consumption. With Banyan, facility managers can save 30 to 50 percent of their cooling towers’ water use alone, not to mention the property- and portfolio-wide savings our technology provides for indoor usage and outdoor irrigation. Less intensive water use can also augment total energy savings, creating a combined energy-water nexus advantage for facility managers.” Monthly reports from Banyan Water Central also feature cost savings, makeup and blowdown line usage, and performance analysis, as well as evaporation credit data that can be submitted to municipalities for rebates on monthly water bills. http://www.banyanwater.com.

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InsideSales.com Unveils New AI Account Management Solution

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InsideSales.com, the AI Sales Platform powered by Collective Intelligence, today announced a new Account Management solution to help businesses grow by maximizing customer lifetime value. Businesses of every size can now use AI to unlock insights from customer data to stay one step ahead of customer needs, spot and react quickly to buying signals and grow pipeline. The solution enables account managers to support more customers, conduct informed and timely communication to improve customer satisfaction, inspire better product reviews, and unlock more referral opportunities.“Modern sales and marketing funnels extend well beyond the closed deal because the best prospects are often existing customers,” said Dave Elkington, CEO at InsideSales.com. “That’s why we believe AI for Account Management is one of the most valuable capabilities we can deliver to our customers. It allows busy account managers to make the most of their best, yet often ignored, prospects–their current customers.”Gartner research shows 80 percent of future revenue will come from 20 percent of existing customers, motivating fast-growth companies to take a sales-oriented approach to account management.

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Latest Innovation Designed to Help Companies Engage & Empower Employees When Traveling for Business

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Rocketrip, the leading employee engagement platform for reducing business travel spending, today introduced “Price to Beat” to its enterprise clients. Rocketrip is a leader in the corporate travel category and has significantly invested in improvements to their platform like this one over the last 12 months. Rocketrip has been embraced by modern enterprises seeking to create cultures of empowerment because of the company’s unique ability to incentivize employees to make choices that ultimately save their company money.Rocketrip’s “Price to Beat” encourages employees to earn rewards by making outstanding cost-conscious choices when they travel for business. Rather than emphasizing the company’s budget, this new product positioning focuses on how employees can earn value to invest in what matters most to them by voluntarily choosing to book less expensive flights and hotels when they travel for business. The “Price to Beat” displays inside a client’s existing online booking tool and provides a traveler with a fun and engaging way to book travel. If an employee books travel at a cost below the “Price to Beat”, they are rewarded with up to 50% of the savings.This new positioning comes on the heels of Rocketrip’s $15 million funding round led by GV earlier this year. Rocketrip is already used by hundreds of companies — including ServiceNow, Feld Entertainment, and Twitter — to foster workplace cultures of empowerment and recognition. An average employee using Rocketrip earns rewards in excess of $200 per trip through various changes in behavior including downgrading from business class to coach, staying in lower star class hotels, and staying with friends or family. Companies using Rocketrip save anywhere from 15-30% on their annual travel budgets.
“As our enterprise clients look for new ways to recruit, retain, and motivate their teams, Rocketrip is at the cutting-edge of using innovative technology to empower employees while also reducing costs,” said Rocketrip Founder and CEO Dan Ruch. “Rocketrip engages and rewards employees by allowing them to make their own choices regarding what matters most to them.”

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Published a case study about Evisort, an Artificial Intelligence

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Columbia Business School data scientist Professor Daniel Guetta, Director of the Business Analytics Initiative at Columbia Business School and Columbia Engineering, has published a case study about Evisort, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enhanced document management and data analytics solution for contracts developed by Harvard Law and MIT researchers. Guetta begins teaching the Evisort case study today in a new Business Analytics MBA class, the latest in Columbia’s growing data- and analytics-focused offerings for MBAs. The case study, entitled: “Evisort: An A.I.-Powered Start-up Uses Text Mining to Become Google for Contracts,” will be joined by a technical case study counterpart in the near future.
Guetta describes Evisort as a compelling, versatile solution for AI-driven contract data mining, with strong core utility for lawyers. He notes that, in addition to their significant usefulness for attorneys, contract analytics also have vast mainstream potential to assist a wide range of corporate professionals in finance and operations. Guetta also acknowledged that artificial intelligence techniques such as those used by Evisort could also be used to harvest data from many types of business documents in addition to contracts.“Contracts are the scaffolding of the modern company,” says Guetta. “Every department and process within an organization is ruled by contracts including legal, employment, supply chain, pricing, inventory, and more. Extracting data from contracts is not only of paramount importance to lawyers in an organization, but it also has a much more enterprise-wide, holistic reach with infinite applications.”
Guetta continues, “Extending far beyond legal tech and contracts, contract-focused business intelligence solutions can form the basis of hundred-million-dollar savings for corporations because contracts contain so much essential corporate data. Text mining drastically reduces the need for manual data searching, reporting and human reading of contracts except in the most complex cases. Evisort is particularly impressive because it demonstrates both the power and limits of AI. Even when human review is necessary, Evisort provides a suite of non-AI-enhanced tools to go the last mile if needed and reduce review time significantly.”Evisort CEO Jerry Ting and COO Jake Sussman were Harvard Law School students when they co-founded the company in 2016 with CTO Amine Anoun, then a graduate MIT student. All three men have since graduated and are now full-time executives at Evisort. Evisort is backed by leading venture capitalists including Amity Ventures and Village Global which has investors like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates.Ting explains, “You can break down a company into its entire value chain by looking at its contracts…a business intelligence platform centered around contracts can become a business intelligence platform for the whole company, from operations, to supply chain, to advertising. Evisort has unlimited potential for corporations and law firms to mine any type of data.”
Guetta’s Business Analytics class at Columbia Business School introduces MBAs to advanced topics in artificial intelligence. This class is the latest in a series of data- and analytics-focused classes at the business school, including classes on databases, Python, R, and applied data science. The Columbia Evisort case study is now available on the Columbia Caseworks website here.

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