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ABB Robotics to Develop Solutions for the Hospital of the Future

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 luglio 2019

ABB announced that it will introduce collaborative robots to medical laboratories as it opens a new healthcare hub at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) innovation campus in Houston, Texas. The facility will be ABB’s first dedicated healthcare research center when it opens in October 2019. ABB’s research team will work on the TMC campus with medical staff, scientists and engineers to develop non-surgical medical robotics systems, including logistics and next-generation automated laboratory technologies.Sami Atiya, President of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business said, “The next-generation laboratory processes developed in Houston will speed manual medical laboratory processes, reducing and eliminating bottlenecks in laboratory work and enhancing safety and consistency. This is especially applicable for new high-tech treatments, such as the cancer therapies pioneered at the Texas Medical Center, which today require manual and time-consuming test processes.” Today, a limiting factor to the number of patients who can be treated is the need for highly skilled medical experts who spend a large part of their day doing repetitive and low value tasks, such as preparing slides and loading centrifuges. Using robots to automate these tasks will enable medical professionals to focus on more highly skilled and productive work, while ultimately helping more people to receive treatment through dramatically speeding the testing process.ABB has analyzed a wide range of current manual medical laboratory processes and estimates that 50% more tests could be carried out every year using automation, while training robots to undertake repetitive processes will reduce the need for people to do tasks which cause repetitive strain injury (RSI).As the world population ages, countries are spending an increasingly larger proportion of their GDP on healthcare. In addition to improving the quality of patient care, increasing healthcare efficiency through automation can ease some of the societal, political and financial challenges that this will cause. The market for non-surgical medical robots is estimated to reach nearly 60,000 by 2025 with the market almost quadrupling vs. 2018, according to an internal ABB research.ABB’s collaborative robots, which already operate in food and beverage laboratories worldwide, are well suited to medical facilities as they don’t require safety fences to operate safely and efficiently alongside people. The robots will undertake a range of repetitive, delicate and time-consuming activities including dosing, mixing and pipetting tasks as well as sterile instrument kitting and centrifuge loading and unloading.
Houston is a focal point for medical technology research globally and the TMC innovation ecosystem is the ideal location for ABB’s new healthcare hub. A 20-strong team from ABB Robotics will work in the new 5,300 sq ft (500m2) research facility, which includes an automation laboratory and robot training facilities, as well as meeting spaces for co-developing solutions with innovation partners.

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US Business Leaders Look to Invest in Customer Experience to Propel Future Growth

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 giugno 2019

US businesses believe prioritizing investment in the customer experience is the number one requirement for future success, according to new findings from HSBC’s ‘Navigator: Made for the Future,’ a survey of over 2,500 companies in 14 countries and territories. In fact, 57% of US businesses plan to increase investment in customer experience in the next 1-2 years compared to 52% of firms outside the US. Of those businesses, 78% said they will increase investment in customer experience by more than 5%. “Customers’ expectations are evolving and the urgency to meet and exceed those expectations is rising,” said EJ Achtner, US Head of Digital Banking and Strategic Change at HSBC Commercial Banking. “US businesses are more focused than ever on delivering a better customer experience and plan to leverage innovative technologies and digital platforms to improve ease of doing business and open the door to new opportunities.”Survey data also show that sentiment from US businesses is still positive. More than three quarters (77%) of US businesses expect to grow in the next two years and two-thirds (65%) are more optimistic about their growth prospects than they were a year ago.

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Biometric Card Payments: The Future Is Now

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 giugno 2019

Madrid, Spain Conference on June 19 The Conference is being held at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Ave. de Luis Aragones, 4. ADVANTIS is a major sponsor of the Conference. SmartMetric is presenting at the conference in conjunction with its partner, ADVANTIS. More than 800 professionals from within the credit card industry will be in attendance including Europe’s leading card issuing Banks. ADVANTIS is operating in 3 Continents and 40 Countries.The ADVANTIS credit and debit card chip is used on over 1.3 billion cards worldwide. 100 Banks around the world are currently using the ADVANTIS payments card chip and operating system to make credit and debit card transactions on the global payments networks.SmartMetric has integrated the ADVANTIS credit and debit card chip onto its biometric fingerprint activated card allowing the client Banks of ADVANTIS to adopt a biometric payments card solution seamlessly across their payments infrastructure. The conference website is

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Vizient to Present at FDA Hearing on the Future of Insulin Biosimilars

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 maggio 2019

Vizient Inc. announces that Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, vice president, pharmacy solutions, will present on behalf of the company and its member hospitals at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) public hearing “The Future of Insulin Biosimilars: Increasing Access and Facilitating the Efficient Development of Biosimilar and Interchangeable Insulin Products,” being held from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. today at the FDA White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. The hearing will give industry experts the opportunity to offer insights to the FDA on how to facilitate the development of insulin biosimilars and other interchangeable insulin products to address the soaring cost for these life-saving medications for diabetic patients.
Since 2010, Vizient has provided ongoing training and education on the biosimilar paradigm to its provider members in the form of over 200 in-person presentations and web conferences. We have also developed evidence-based clinical resources to support members in their formulary evaluations of approved and pending biosimilars, and we’ve worked with existing and future biosimilar manufacturers on contractual relationships to maximize the value and cost savings opportunities for our membership. At present, Vizient has over 50 pharmacists and other subject matter expert resources working to facilitate the appropriate use of biosimilars and document the financial value and sustained high quality care associated with these agents.
Vizient is the nation’s largest health care performance improvement company serving a diverse membership that includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health care delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.

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Future of business: Marketing transformation e Credit revolution

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 11 maggio 2019

Milano 6 giugno 2019 al Megawatt (via Watt 15), in collaborazione con IAB Italia e ACMI (Associazione Credit Manager Italia) si snoderà la seconda edizione di Cerved Next, l’appuntamento italiano dedicato alla cultura data-driven e alla digital transformation. che quest’anno Cerved.
Un’occasione per contribuire a immaginare il futuro costruito sui dati, una giornata in cui gli ospiti – imprenditori e business decision makers di ogni settore, appartenenti a grandi imprese così come a PMI, a micro aziende e startup, a banche e istituzioni finanziarie, a pubbliche amministrazioni – potranno scegliere tra lasciarsi ispirare da keynote speaker di fama internazionale, ascoltare interventi di esperti su casi di successo, partecipare a tavole rotonde, seguire sessioni demo, fare networking o lavorare negli spazi di co-working.L’agenda della giornata è molto ricca e affronterà tre temi chiave dell’economia, su cui dati e tecnologie impatteranno sempre di più. Il primo è quello del “Future of business”, in cui si parlerà dei mega trend e di tutto ciò che è intelligenza artificiale, trust economy, big data, blockchain, data visualization, digital transformation impact; il secondo riguarda invece la “Marketing transformation”, dunque vi troveranno spazio programmatic advertising, Seo e Cro, web analytics, customer journey transformation, growth hacking, human-based marketing; infine, la “Credit revolution”, dunque PDS2, open banking, alternative lending, fintech,, intelligenza artificiale applicata al credito, gestione efficace dei crediti in bonis, UTP e NPL.
Alla prima edizione hanno preso parte imprese di ogni dimensione, provenienza geografica e settore: da ICT e telco (24%) a banche e assicurazioni (15%), dal commercio (16%) alla consulenza (9%). Tra il pubblico, il 23% erano top manager, il 10% advisor o liberi professionisti ed erano rappresentate tutte le funzioni aziendali: 20% sales e business development, 18% marketing e comunicazione, 12% amministrazione, finanza e controllo, 17% digital e IT.
Tra gli speaker attesi a Cerved Next: Geoff Mulgan, CEO di Nesta; César Hidalgo, professore associato al MIT e guida del Collective Learning Group del MIT Media Lab; Peter Sondergaard, fondatore ed Executive Advisor di The Sondergaard Group; Cristina Pozzi, co-fondatrice e CEO di Impactschool; Darya Majidi, imprenditrice tecnologica, fondatrice e CEO di Daxo Group; Nicola Palmarini, Program Manager, AI Ethics Lead e Aging & Longevity Lead di MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab a Cambridge, Augusto Fazioli, Business angel IAG, consultant Singularity University & Partner Bip – Business Integration Partners.
L’evento è organizzato insieme a un parterre selezionato di partner, protagonisti del mondo della trasformazione digitale data-driven – Gruppo TIM, Bip – Business Integration Partners, Credimi, Nexi, Experian, Claranet partner AWS, Fincons, Generali, Neo4J, Relabora, Sourcesense – e a numerose associazioni, ACMI, AICS, Angaisa, Assosport, Assirm, Assolombarda, Fintech District, IAB Italia, Unione Industriale di Torino.

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Europe Day: Common Values Shaping the Future of Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 maggio 2019

The Conference of European Churches, representing 114 Member Churches in 40 countries, congratulates the European leaders gathering for the EU Summit on the Future for Europe on Europe Day 2019 in the historic city of Sibiu, Romania. It is indeed opportune to reinforce European togetherness on the day commemorating the Schuman Declaration, which introduced the vision of European nations bound together for lasting peace.
The fundamental values of the European Union—respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality, and the rule of law—have common roots with the ecumenical ideals of justice, peace, and the integrity of creation. These common values have, however, been put under increasing pressure in recent years. In order to renew confidence in and strengthen commitment to the European vision, we need to reclaim and reaffirm our common European values, which today seem to be questioned rather than characterize the state of the Union today. Without an emphasis on values, EU risks becoming a self-perpetuating convolution of short-sighted economic interests, eventually shattering into rival groupings and nations.The Conference of European Churches wishes to highlight the vision of a European Union as a true community of common values that contribute to working together for the shared and sustainable future of the world.The Conference of European Churches thus urges the heads of government to:
Promote economic and ecological justice involving social equality and cohesion.
Work for sustainable migration and asylum policies based on intra-European solidarity, and solidarity with the most vulnerable, based on respect for human dignity and human rights – in the EU, at its borders and in its relations with third countries
Combat all forms of discrimination and racism, based on the conviction that all humans are created equal in the image of God. As Churches we urge all societal actors to counter hate speech, derogatory gestures and acts of vandalism.
Respond to populism and extremism, and the underlying experiences of exclusion, deprivation and hopelessness. Promote inclusion, accessibility and non-discrimination with regards to the development of digitalization and Artificial Intelligence, focusing on ethical and societal issues. Advocate for peace by promoting bridge building strategies that emphasise social, political, and environmental interdependency as a fundamental element of peace and security. As Churches we are concerned about the militarisation of the EU and argue for an approach of justice and peace towards the issues of security on all levels, from national to European and global level.
Commit to the global responsibility. The serious challenges facing Europe—from economy to migration and security to climate change—require global responsibility and action. The role of the EU as a community based on values and a humanitarian superpower should guide its politics in the international arena. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development should be at the heart of strengthening EU’s global role.
We are encouraged by the fact that according to opinion polls, the European ideals enjoy a higher than ever confidence among the citizens. Our common responsibility for the future of Europe compels us all toward collaboration, solidarity and friendship, even in the midst of uncertain political circumstances and immense political challenges.European churches stand ready to underline and stand for the values of a united Europe, as well as the need to defend these values against the ghosts of the past. As Churches, we are committed to build bridges of peace and hospitality in our communities, to strengthen relationships among Churches and other partners in Europe, and promote a comprehensive vision of the common good, pursuing a humane, social and sustainable Europe at peace with itself and its neighbours, in which human rights and solidarity prevail.

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The battle for Europe’s future

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 maggio 2019

Thierry Chopin, special advisor at the Jacques Delors Institute, Nicolò Fraccaroli, PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, Nils Hernborg, Master student in International Economic Policy at Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po, and Jean-François Jamet author of several books and articles on European integration and the Economic and Monetary Union, highlight the forces at work in this campaign for the European elections. This paper investigates the practical implications of the political dividing lines (cleavages) and expected outcomes ahead of the European Parliament elections of 23-26 May 2019. These dynamics will determine the political balance and direction of the new European Parliament and European Commission for the next five years.
For this purpose, we first provide novel projections of the composition of the future European Parliament, both with and without the UK, as the UK’s participation remains unclear at this stage in view of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. We then compare these projections to the current composition of the European Parliament, showing that the future Parliament will likely be more fragmented, less pro-European, and contain a larger number of anti-establishment right-wing Members of the European Parliament.
The composition of the future European Parliament is however only partially informative of the balance of power that will underpin European politics in the next legislative term. Future coalitions and majorities needed to appoint the European Commission and vote legislation will in fact depend on the dominant ideological cleavages. We hence analyse the evolution of cleavages in the European Union from a historical and political science perspective and outline their potential political consequences. Notably, changes in the political landscape could lead majorities to be based on cleavages related to societal values on selected topics. The latter may end-up reviving the left-right divide on policy choices related to salient issues such as immigration, compared to differences of views on European integration which are expected to underpin majorities on EU constitutional issues such as the coalition necessary to appoint the next European Commission.

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Car of the Future Symposium

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 maggio 2019

On Thursday, May 9, Sundeep “Sunny” Madra, vice president of Ford X, Ford Mobility’s business incubator and accelerator, will participate in a fireside chat moderated by Itay Michaeli at Citi’s 2019 Car of the Future Symposium in New York.Madra is the co-founder and former CEO of Autonomic which was acquired by Ford Smart Mobility LLC in 2018. As a longtime entrepreneur and investor, Madra will speak about how Ford is nurturing a culture of innovation and speed as it transforms to deliver smart vehicles for a smart world.In addition, Madra will discuss Ford’s mobility services and solutions including the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) by Autonomic. The TMC is an open, cloud-based platform designed to support the ecosystem for mobility solutions. Madra will describe the successful applications and services Ford is building for the customers of its increasingly connected fleet of vehicles and how other OEMs can do the same using the TMC, now powered by Amazon Web Services.Ford’s fireside chat will take place 8-8:35 a.m. EDT on the 14th floor of Citi Center, 601 Lexington Avenue at East 54th Street, New York. It can be accessed at that time at or by clicking here.

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Torna a Roma TEDx: ‘Society 5.0 – A human Centric Future’

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 7 aprile 2019

Roma Eur 4 Maggio Convention Center “La Nuvola” Viale Asia, 40 “Society 5.0 – A Human Centric Future” è il titolo di questa 6° edizione del TEDxRoma dove 18 speaker internazionali e italiani affronteranno, per la prima volta in Italia, il concetto di Society 5.0, ovvero l’evoluzione della nostra società verso un utilizzo consapevole delle tecnologie di frontiera, e non solo: la Society 5.0 sarà anche la società del futuro in cui porre l’uomo al centro delle scelte in diversi ambiti da quelli sociali a quelli economici e culturali in stretta relazione con una nuova formula di progresso, ancora tutta da comprendere o inventare. “La trasformazione digitale della nostra specie è oggi il tema centrale su cui porsi le domande e orientare le scelte di come dovrà essere la società del futuro. Si sente sempre più la necessità di esplorare queste sfide per fronteggiare le derive sociali ed economiche del nostro tempo. Intelligenza Artificiale, tecnologie esponenziali e di frontiera saranno la base abilitante per la risoluzione dei problemi sociali e il sistema uomo-macchina deve essere ripensato per rimettere l’uomo al centro degli obiettivi e delle scelte”, afferma Emilia Garito, esperta di Open Innovation e Intelligenza Artificiale, curatrice di TEDxRoma e fondatrice di Quantum Leap IP. “È quindi necessaria la collaborazione tra soggetti con missioni e finalità diverse, ovvero Ricerca, PMI e Industria che in maniera bilanciata e sostenibile possano creare una base di competenze multidisciplinari tali da abilitare una società uomo-centrica. La Società 5.0, dunque, non dovrà più basarsi sulla produzione di beni fine a sé stessi, bensì sulla definizione delle soluzioni e dei bisogni reali dell’individuo. E anche le aziende non potranno più prescindere da un chiaro obiettivo etico se vogliono essere parte di una società in cui economia e sociale saranno elementi sempre più interconnessi tra loro”. A 500 anni dalla creazione dell’uomo vitruviano di Leonardo da Vinci si torna a parlare della centralità dell’essere umano nell’universo per guardare al futuro. L’universo è quello tecnologico, luogo in cui l’individuo deve essere protagonista, imparando a trasformare in suo favore le evoluzioni di fronte alle quali è da sempre stato posto innanzi, come sfide e frontiere del progresso, umano, scientifico e sociale. Quali dinamiche si dovranno creare nel rapporto tra l’uomo e la sua estensione artificiale? Chi dovrà condurre le scelte e orientare gli impatti del progresso del XXI secolo? Quale sarà il ruolo dell’uomo in questa trasformazione vertiginosa e inarrestabile? E soprattutto La nuova società, digitale e accelerata, complessa e ineguale, ignara del passato e protesa verso la corsa al futuro, saprà porre l’uomo e la sua specie di nuovo e costantemente al centro delle scelte? Proveranno a rispondere a queste domande esperti provenienti da tutto il mondo: India, Emirati Arabi, Giappone, USA, UK, Europa e Italia. Molte le donne che quest’anno parteciperanno all’evento, tra cui la scienziata Kate Devlin; l’ex membro esecutivo del Consiglio per la Politica Scientifica e Tecnologica giapponese Yuko Harayama; Aya Sadder, manager di Intelak, il primo incubatore nel campo di aviazione, viaggi e turismo negli Emirati Arabi; Joana Baptista, la diciassettenne già fondatrice di tre start up, un tech podcast e una rivista di economia; l’antropologa Judie Aubel; le italiane Deborah Tramentozzi, studentessa di lettere classiche, che unisce il suo amore per l’arte a sfide creative e innovative e la psicologa Silvana Rigobon studiosa dell’interazione del ciclo mestruale nel comportamento delle donne. Interverranno esperti di diversi settori tra Drew Silverstein, fondatore di Amper Music, ; l’economista indiano Ashoka Mody; il biologo e ricercatore scientifico Lewis Dartnell, esperto di astrobiologia e della vita microbica su Marte; l’esperto Blockchain e criptovalute Matthew Gardiner; il biologo evoluzionista Menno Schilthuizen.Tra gli italiani Stefano Andreoli, autore TV e fondatore di Spinoza, blog di satira politica e Vincenzo Nigro, scienziato e professore genetista presso l’Università di Napoli “L. Vanvitelli”.

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Ceremony to mark the start of the anniversary year: 70 years of future

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 2 aprile 2019

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. was founded in Munich on March 26, 1949, to help rebuild Germany’s economy. It is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2019, as are the Federal Republic of Germany and its constitution, the Basic Law. With its clear focus on new key technologies and markets, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has become the German economy’s innovation engine and Europe’s leading organization for applied research. The anniversary year is an occasion for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft not only to look back, but also to look ahead to the future by preparing strategic initiatives for Germany and Europe. The anniversary year will kick off with a ceremony on the date of the founding, followed by a Bavarian State Reception in Munich. The Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München (LMU) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will join the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft at the event to state their intent to establish an Institute for Cognitive Systems in Bavaria.

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The Future of the Swedish Defense Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 marzo 2019

The “Future of the Swedish Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2024” report has been added to’s offering.
The report provides readers with detailed analysis of both historic and forecast defense industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies and key news.Sweden is expected to invest US$34 billion in its armed forces over the forecast period. The country’s efforts to replace its aging military equipment and modernize its defense forces with advanced technology are expected to drive defense expenditure over the forecast period. As a percentage of GDP, the country’s defense expenditure is expected to average 1.1% over 2020-2024.Swedish defense expenditure, which recorded a CAGR of 6.72% during the historic period, is anticipated to stabilize and grow at a CAGR of 4.21% over 2020-2024.The Swedish government has decided to substantially increase its defense budget for the first time in two decades. Over the forecast period, the country’s defense industry is expected to witness cumulative spending of US$34 billion, with significant expenditure being directed towards the purchase of advanced defense systems, international peacekeeping missions, and research and development initiatives. This can be attributed to the deteriorating security situation in Europe, particularly in the wake of Russian aggression against Ukraine, and Sweden’s efforts to increase the operational war fighting capability of its armed forces.Owing to security threats from Russia and the deployment of troops in overseas peacekeeping missions, the Swedish government is expected to concentrate on procuring advanced land defense systems, communication systems, and sophisticated air defense equipment. Swedish homeland security expenditure stands at US$5.2 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach US$5.6 billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of 1.84% during 2020-2024.There will be an increase in the country’s total defense budget, military expenditure as a percentage of GDP is predicted to increase marginally from 1.08% during 2015-2019 to 1.11% over 2020-2024. During the historic period, the average allocation for capital expenditure was 36.5% of the total defense budget, which is expected to increase to 36.6% over the forecast period.This is primarily due to the overhaul and modernization of fighter aircraft, and the procurement of helicopters, transport aircraft, frigates, nuclear submarines, C4ISR platforms, and missile defense systems. Additionally, the government is also expected to increase its focus on cyber security and the procurement of drones to enhance aerial surveillance.

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Yidan Prize Laureate Anant Agarwal Discusses The Future of Jobs with CMRubinWorld

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 16 marzo 2019

NEW YORK (PRWEB) Digitalization and job automation have created a skills gap. Employers globally cannot find the workers they need to build their companies. Traditional colleges and universities are not revolutionizing education fast enough to close the knowledge and skills gaps. EdX, an online learning platform which offers over 2000 online courses from more than 150 education institutions to over 17.6 million people, is trying to address the issues by making education accessible, affordable and relevant to workplace needs. CEO Anant Agarwal explains to C.M. Rubin, founder of CMRubinWorld, that some of the most popular subject areas on edX are “data science; computer science and engineering; and business and management.” Agarwal’s platform allows learners to upskill while they are on the job. He states that in a rapidly changing increasingly connected world, “consumers expect to have anything they want available at their fingertips, and education is no different.” Online learning must be flexible and high quality, offering “a hybrid set of skills” that is “increasingly sought out by hiring managers.” Prof. Anant Agarwal, Ph.D. has been the Chief Executive Officer of edX since March 2013 and serves as its Director. Prof. Agarwal is a Co-founder of Tilera Corporation and served as its Chief Technology Officer. He is a Founder of InCert Software Corporation.
CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st-century learning, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers. font: CMRubinWorld by David Wine)

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Icahn Automotive to Offer Scholarships for Future Automotive Technicians

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 4 marzo 2019

Icahn Automotive Group LLC, an Icahn Enterprises L.P. company, which owns and operates leading auto repair and maintenance providers Pep Boys, AAMCO and Precision Tune Auto Care, will award scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year to qualified students studying to become professional automotive technicians. The scholarship program is part of Icahn Automotive’s recently announced Race to 2026 initiative that aims to increase the number of trained technicians and help fill an industry-wide talent gap projected to grow to 46,000 over the next seven years. Icahn Automotive awarded the first scholarship at its Race to 2026 launch event earlier this month at NASCAR Technical Institute. Jonathan Fanstill, a military veteran enrolled in Universal Technical Institute’s automotive technology program, is maintaining a 4.0 grade point average and anticipated to graduate in December 2019. Fanstill was recognized for his passion for the future of the industry, his interest in learning as much as he can about evolving automotive technology and his commitment to caring for customers.Twelve additional $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled full- or part-time in high school, college, or trade school pursuing an automotive technician degree or certification. Applications will be accepted from March 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019, and recipients will be announced in June 2019. In addition to the application, students are also required to submit written essays or videos describing “Why I want to be a top technician” and two letters of recommendation. All applications and related materials will be reviewed by the Icahn Automotive scholarship panel, which includes technicians and other employees.Now one of the largest service chain operators in North America, Icahn Automotive offers a broad range of industry-leading opportunities and career paths, as well as benefits such as tuition assistance, an apprenticeship program and company-sponsored certifications.

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Diligent Invests in Future Leaders Through Florida Atlantic University Entrepreneurial Assistance Project

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 gennaio 2019

Diligent, a technology-driven company, optimizing the construction industry, recently completed a partnership with Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business. The Entrepreneurial Assistance Project teams undergraduate students with organizations selected by the college’s professor. Together the students used the Trust Index® Survey from Great Place to Work® to research the culture and build solutions for a great employee experience.
Diligent was selected for the company’s commitment to continually improve the work experience for every employee. During the 15-week semester, Diligent’s Vice President Hu Montague and Vice President of Operations Hugo Carbajal along with the students worked together to set goals for the project and steps to achieve those goals. The students then worked on completing the project during the semester and delivered a report and presentation on their findings as well as recommendations on creating a culture consistent with the Innovation for All approach as defined by the Great Place to Work Institute.“Diligent was a natural company to select because I know they are dedicated to improving the way they do business and also committed to working with FAU as a local partner in our outreach and engagement activities,” said Roland Kidwell, FAU Department of Management Chair. Both Diligent and the students benefited greatly from this experience.”The partnership was mutually beneficial. It provided the students with experience in an organization focused on attracting, developing, retaining and delighting employees. Diligent was able to work closely with some of the best students in the Business School, while sharing the company’s time and best practices with the next generation of leaders.

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Bringing the future into today’s political debate

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 14 gennaio 2019

There are those who would like to build a “wall” to stop clandestine migration. There are those who speculate on the trades by leveraging cheap labor to reduce the cost of goods and grab large slices of the market. There are those who continue undaunted to export weapons of mass destruction, especially in regions where lack of food and social degradation would require other imports. Together they create the conditions for destroying the ecosystem and do not go beyond the quota. With this perverse logic a terrible legacy is created for future generations. What will our children and grandchildren count on? Perhaps it is only on a pile of rubble. There is no doubt that a large part of responsibility falls on the political class when it shows its incapacity to plan the future by purifying it from the many ballast that plague it. Yet the future that we want to exorcise, ignoring it, presses it and in the end will present the bill and we know that it will be very salty, even bitter as the gall. In the end we will not even have the chance to get off to some compromise. The crudest truth is that we are entering what we can call “technological revolution” where intelligent machines, robots, drones and whatever else will begin to replace, starting from the most modest jobs, the human being. So we asked ourselves what will happen to the millions of disinherited people around the world, without adequate education, in the face of a society that will tend more and more to scrape them or, at best, to enslave them? It is that we have founded our culture of knowledge and knowledge on the right to life but without being consequent to the other right that is that of living. What have we done with the millions of children who every year have guaranteed the right to life and then let them die, often with their mothers, hunger, disease and decay? What do we do to the millions of poor people all over the world who, while classifying them as privileged people because they work, continue to live in poverty? (Riccardo Alfonso)

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CES 2019 Proves AI and 5G Will Transform the Future

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 gennaio 2019

After four days of demonstrating the bright future made possible by technology, CES® 2019 came to a close today. More than 4,500 exhibitors showcased the latest tech innovations to some 180,000 attendees across more than 2.9 million net square feet of exhibit space in Las Vegas. From global brands to visionary startups, these companies set the world abuzz with the promise of technology.
The CES 2019 keynote stage featured some of the biggest names in tech, including AMD, AT&T Communications, IBM, LG and Verizon. CTA released its 2019 International Innovation Scorecard grading countries on how well they support innovation, and announced it will invest $10 million in venture firms and funds focused on women, people of color and other underrepresented startups and entrepreneurs. CTA also released its newest book, Ninja Future, exploring the skills needed to remain competitive in the rapidly-changing future.
CES is the only show where the entire 5G ecosystem – the backbone for transportation, virtual reality, sports technology and digital health – comes together. “5G will change everything – 5G is the promise of so much more than what we have seen from wireless technology,” said Hans Vestberg, CEO, Verizon, during his keynote. Fellow keynoter John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, discussed the company’s recent launch of its 5G Evolution network.
CES 2019 showed artificial intelligence will influence every aspect of our lives. IBM Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty’s opening keynote explored how AI will prove data is the “world’s greatest natural resource,” enabling revolutions from smart cities to health care, transportation to robotics. During Rometty’s keynote, Delta CEO Ed Bastian and Walmart EVP of Food Charles Redfield shared examples of AI and blockchain technology in their businesses.
CES 2019 was a turbo-charged mobility show, with 11 of the world’s leading car manufacturers highlighting the future of transportation – including an air taxi from Bell Helicopter and an electric motorcycle from Harley-Davidson. Self-driving technology will save lives, enable greater accessibility and improve productivity.
The CES Sports Zone showcased the entire sports tech ecosystem – innovations in smart venues, training, virtual and augmented reality and esports creating immersive content that will change the way we play, watch and experience sports. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver discussed how their partnership proves social media can promote fan engagement, and the Gamespot eSports truck featured 10 gaming kiosks for both professional gamers and attendees to showcase their skills.
C Space brought together content creators, Hollywood, the advertising industry, media and leading CMOs – such as Proctor & Gamble’s Marc Pritchard, IBM’s Michelle Peluso, Unilever’s Keith Weed – to explore the future of brand marketing and entertainment. Exhibits and conference sessions explored the effect of AI on marketing and consumer engagement, mobile and over-the-top video, and content consumption.
Eureka Park, the home for startups at CES, featured more than 1,200 companies from over 50 countries offering disruptive innovations, attracting investors and big-name brands. This year Eureka Park – which has launched successful companies including Ring, Benjilock and LifeFuels – included a pitch competition, sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association Foundation and AARP.
Digital health technologies were a major theme, and attendees experienced the latest advances and trends in health care. Over 260 doctors and other health professionals took part in the Digital Health Summit, which offered Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits at CES for the first time.
Resilient technologies will keep the world healthy, safe, warm, powered, fed and secure. Sustainable technologies from companies including YOLK and Zero Mass Water will produce efficient energy solutions and help provide drinking water to developing nations, while reducing the global carbon footprint. Others like Higher Ground Technologies keep us connected anywhere in the world.

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Il PE vuole investire di più nelle generazioni future

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 gennaio 2019

Strasburgo Dibattito: martedì 15 gennaio Votazione: mercoledì 16 gennaio. La commissione parlamentare per l’occupazione propone di aumentare il finanziamento dell’ESF+ nel budget 2021-2027 del 19% circa rispetto alla proposta della Commissione europea: da circa 89,6 miliardi di euro a circa 106,8 miliardi di euro (prezzi 2018), di cui 105,7 miliardi di euro saranno gestiti congiuntamente dall’UE e dagli Stati membri.I deputati vogliono vedere più risorse dedicate all’inserimento professionale dei giovani e garantire pari opportunità per i bambini a rischio di povertà o esclusione sociale.Il Fondo sociale europeo investe nei cittadini da oltre 60 anni. Contribuisce all’inclusione sociale, alle opportunità di lavoro, alla lotta contro la povertà, all’istruzione, alle competenze e all’inserimento professionale dei giovani, nonché a migliori condizioni di vita, alla salute e a società più eque. I singoli progetti e programmi devono contribuire a migliorare la coesione economica, sociale e territoriale.

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The Future of AI-Powered Healthcare session and reception

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 gennaio 2019

Parc 55 San Francisco, Monday, January 7, 4 pm 55 Cyril Magnin Street; 4th Floor, Cyril Magnin Ballroom. The newly formed Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAIH) is sponsoring a panel discussion open to the public, titled “The Future of AI-Powered Healthcare,” on Monday, January 7, in association with the Digital and Medtech Medicine Showcase at the Biotech Showcase in San Francisco. Experts will explore not only the potential impact of machine learning on healthcare systems and drug development, but also provide insights on what investors and partners should consider before engaging in financing or co-development with AI healthcare companies.Preceding the panel, Alex Zhavoronkov, CEO of Insilico Medicine, will provide an introduction, announcing the official launch of AAIH, which will include the organization’s inaugural board meeting on Wednesday, January 9, in San Francisco.
Panelists are Alex Lash, National Biotech Editor, Xconomy; Brandon Allgood, CTO and Co-founder of Numerate; John Baldoni, Senior VP of In-Silico Drug Discovery, GSK; Maria Luisa Pineda, CEO and Co-Founder, Envisagenics; Bill Martin, President and COO, BlackThorn Therapeutics; Angeli Moeller, Co-Lead of AI, Head of Research IT Business Partnering, Bayer; and Ben Newton, CDO, GE Healthcare Life Sciences.

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Gamers Worry about the Future State of Gaming Security

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 3 gennaio 2019

McAfee has released results from its survey, Game Over: The Future of Gaming Security, finding that while gamers profess to exhibit good cybersecurity habits there’s still work to do. The survey found that 75 percent of PC gamers identified security as the element that concerns them most about the future of gaming. The concern from gamers is justified given that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) have or know someone who has been directly affected by a cyberattack.“We found that gamers are most certainly concerned about cybersecurity, however they tend to engage in poor security habits,” said Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee. “As PC gaming continues to grow in popularity, it’s important for gamers to take steps to help keep their device and personal information protected.”The survey found that gamers are taking some of the right steps in order to secure their PCs like installing antivirus software (83 percent), however they are also engaging in risky or ineffective behavior that could put them at risk.Fifty-five percent of gamers reuse passwords across multiple online accounts potentially putting themselves at risk if their password is cracked. Thirty-six percent rely on incognito or private browsing to keep their PC protected.Forty-one percent read the privacy policies associated with games and services, but like private browsing, this technique won’t help keep a PC secure.

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The myopia of those who see the present but do not think about the future

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 20 dicembre 2018

In other words, what is worse, in Italy, depends on the fact that we are in the presence of a well-oiled system able to make everything difficult, if not impossible, that which is not convenient for the owners of steam. We intend to affirm that the political class is not able today to have sufficient strength to compete on a par with the strong interests of the category. Italian capitalism, for example, has been grafted over the centuries on networks of family relationships. This creates a form of economic conservatism that does not allow other outlets. In this way we always return to the starting point with the addition of another handful of laws that tend more and more to confuse the regulatory framework, already complicated on its behalf, with its over two hundred thousand laws and four hundred thousand regulations and regional provisions , provincial and municipal. We should consider them a natural hierarchy of sources, but it is not so. The desire to clarify, to explain, to clarify, is such and so much that in the end there is the risk of betraying not only the spirit of the law, to which the regulations meticulously refer, but to alter it and confuse it. A governance, therefore, aimed at imposing a directive without causing administrative and procedural cavillosity is valid, of course, only if its purpose is this and nothing else. In this way the Italians would find themselves in the presence of a clearly identifiable authority, willing to assume full powers but at the same time “wise” and “wise” in descending into practical cases. Today, on the other hand, lobbying is dominant. Corporate interests prevail over competitive ones. Everyone tries to make their thesis prevail and is even willing to found a movement or a party or a current or a faction, in order to have its portion of “audience” among those who bivouac in the halls of the building. The result is political and institutional paralysis.
That’s why some “democracies” are either gone or going into crisis. The necessary connection between the principal and the agent is missing for them at a certain point in their development. The risk is clear: each of the parties uses an incomprehensible language to the other, leading to an open diffidence for institutions born and managed above all for the protection of citizens. So we have a non-fair but overbearing and harassing tax authorities. Thus we have a terrible justice with the weak and fearful with the strong. So we have a school that can not educate for life and climbs on the bumpy slope of utopias. So we have a government of the country that can not understand the expectations and aspirations of a people despite having the mandate to govern them. That’s why we talk about the crisis of a system. This is why we are discussing misunderstandings, malaise, the revolt of a people. These, and I always refer to Italy, has not even been educated to be united by a common cultural and geographical identity of ideals. There was simply the claim to identify a possible territory as an area to constitute a specific national sovereignty, regardless. (Riccardo Alfonso)

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