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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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EGG NYC 2018 Explores the Future of Enterprise AI

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 ottobre 2018

The second annual EGG NYC, an exclusive one-day conference that explores cutting edge topics in data science, machine learning, and AI, has been announced for November 15 in New York and will look to drive meaningful insights and conversations around the future of ‘Enterprise AI.’ By bringing together leaders in analytics, data science, and machine learning, the conference looks to become an exploration of new ideas about what it takes to transform organizations currently and in the near future.Organized by advanced analytics software maker Dataiku, the EGG conferences were founded on the idea that there has been a profound shift in enterprise data practices from established practices towards the use of cutting-edge technologies like data science, machine learning, and AI. But still, many companies struggle to evolve, and to go beyond the technology limitations. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) moves beyond just being a headline to becoming a reality for enterprises that can create meaningful competitive advantage, businesses across all industries are looking to understand exactly how to dive into the field.

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Churches discuss future of Europe at European Commission

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 10 ottobre 2018

Brussels. Representatives from some of the CEC Member Churches participated at the European Commission Annual High-Level Meeting with Religious Leaders in Brussels.The meeting was held on 8 October hosted by the First Vice-President Frans Timmermans. The event addressed the theme “The Future of Europe: addressing challenges through concrete actions” bringing together heads of religious organisations from across Europe.In follow up to the discussions last year the religious leaders spoke about the concrete actions that should be taken to respond effectively to the challenges faced by Europe.Among issues that were discussed included migration, social integration and sustainability of way of life and the upcoming European Parliament elections, which remained a priority matter. The religious leaders also reviewed European Union’s response to these issues.“As churches we feel very concerned about the challenges faced by Europe, not only that we raised in the CEC open letter and process Future of Europe, but also issues related to labour and most importantly how we deal with the fears. We need to work towards trust in our common future and common good of Europe,” said CEC President Rev. Christian Krieger.Bishop Mariano Crociata, Bishop of Latina, First Vice-President of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union said, “We must listen and understand the elements that constitute fear. These are the fears that are expressed in the political reactions. We must not simply deny these fears but we must recognise these fears and address in our communities.”
The high-level meetings and discussions are held regularly between the European Commission and churches and religious, philosophical and non-confessional organisations. The meetings were launched by the Commission in 2009 when such dialogue was enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty (Article 17 TFEU). The dialogue is now under the responsibility of First Vice-President Timmermans.

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IBC Awards Look to the Future

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 18 settembre 2018

The IBC2018 International Honour for Excellence was presented to Joan Ganz Cooney, Co-Founder of Sesame Street. The audience heard that the award was not just for 50 years of inspiring and educational television, but for a continuing commitment into the digital future. In a video message shown during the ceremony she said that she did not want to talk about a legacy “because this is not over”.As part of the celebrations for the International Honour for Excellence, the audience cheered as Ernie the muppet appeared live on stage. He chatted with Naomi Climer, Chair of the IBC Council and told us that I, B and C are some of his favourite letters!Ernie was accompanied by Steve Youngwood, President of Media Education and COO of Sesame Workshop. He said “In some ways, the world looks different than when ‘Sesame Street’ was created almost 50 years ago and obviously the media landscape has transformed dramatically.“I’m happy to say, however, that in an industry dominated by change, Sesame is constantly evolving and still relevant, and Joan’s vision lives on,” he added. “On behalf of Joan Ganz Cooney and everyone at Sesame Workshop, thank you so much for this honour.” Host for the evening was broadcaster and technology journalist Kate Russell, who pointed out that Joan Ganz Cooney is the first woman to receive the IBC International Honour for Excellence – “and about time,” she quipped.

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Blockcloud Global Meetup – Australia Stop: Delivering the Value of Future Internet

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 1 settembre 2018

On August 25, Blockcloud was invited to the Blockchain Ecology Summit of the Australia-China Trade Expo, the most influential international trade expo between Australia and China. This meetup attracted numerous investors, who expressed great interests and wishes to seek further cooperation with Blockcloud. On August 26 and 27, Blockcloud held 2 meetups in Melbourne and Sydney, which were well received by blockchain fans, Australia’s local influencers, experts and scholars.During the meetup, Zhongxing Ming, CEO of Blockcloud, made a deep analysis of Blockcloud in terms of its technology, business mode and achieving methods, which was highly praised by the attendants. Walter Villagonzalo, Mayor of Wyndham, Australia, talked with Zhongxing Ming afterwards and expressed the intent to cooperate with Blockcloud in the near future.As the advanced TCP/IP based on Blockchain technology, Blockcloud has a core team composed of world-class scientists and consultants, including Fred Baker, the famous Internet pioneer and former president of IETF, and Internet specialist Shai Mohaban. Blockcloud has strong communities foundation worldwide with a language coverage of Chinese, English, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai and Arabic. It has gained the support of 200,000 blockchain fans in more than 20 countries/regions, and the figure is still rising.It is believed that this meetup in Australia is bound to strengthen the community consensus of Blockcloud and promote its image as an international project. With its global meetup steps continuing, Blockcloud will pass the value of Future Internet to more blockchain fans.

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Next Generation of Innovators and Future World Leaders

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 agosto 2018

FIRST® Global, a not-for-profit organization established to promote science and technology leadership and innovation in young people from all nations through the sport of robotics, brought together students from more than 160 nations last week at Arena Ciudad de Mexico for the FIRST Global Challenge, a high-profile, international robotics competition convening high-school-aged participants who work together to solve global challenges.Ricardo Salinas, chairman of Grupo Salinas, founding member of FIRST Global, and chairman and host of the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge in Mexico City, recognized the passion of the young competitors in creating and driving robots. “This is the best demonstration that this world can become a better world if we all work together,” he said.The focus of the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge was “Energy Impact,” in which shifting alliances of three nations competed to fuel power plants, initiate renewable energy plans and build a resilient transmission network in a simulated exercise using robots. The event highlighted the importance of various energy sources and making them more sustainable, excited students to learn and discover STEM through robotics, and inspired students and adults alike on the importance of collaborating across places of origin, creeds, religions, and races to build a better tomorrow.
This competition inspires not only those who participate, but also many more from the teams’ home countries. The inaugural FIRST Global Challenge was held last year with 157 nations. It’s based on the principles of FIRST, a K-12 STEM education nonprofit founded by inventor Dean Kamen in 1989.“I’ve learned through FIRST that if we teach the world’s young people the common language of STEM, they’ll learn how to work together across cultural and religious differences,” said Dean Kamen, president of DEKA Research & Development and founder of FIRST and FIRST Global. “Through the excitement of an Olympic-style sporting event, the FIRST Global Challenge is uniting students around the world to solve the greatest problems we face as a global community.”
Official sponsors of the 2018 FIRST Global Challenge include: Bezos Family Foundation, TE Connectivity Foundation, Qualcomm Incorporated, Royalty Pharma/Alianzia AMZA, DeKa Foundation, Intel, Shell, Baker Hughes GE, FedEx, Tec de Monterrey, and MexiChem.

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Future EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 giugno 2018

EU Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will be at the Council in Luxembourg to present and discuss the Commission’s ‘Policy Statement’ setting the stage for the proposals that will come later for fishing opportunities for 2019 as well as the recent legislative proposals on a revision of the European fisheries control system and a Regulation for a new European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.Ministers are expected to have an exchange of views on the Policy Statement. This annual Communication sets out the rational for the subsequent Commission proposals on the fishing opportunities for 2019. Progress made next year will be crucial for achieving the EU’s objective of securing sustainable fisheries in its waters. This will include the full phasing in of the landing obligation, requiring fishermen to land all catches to stop the wasteful practice of throwing unwanted fish back in the sea. Until end of August, a public consultation invites Member States, Advisory Councils, other stakeholders and citizens to comment on the Commission Communication. In the autumn, the Commission will table its proposals for fishing opportunities, based on independent scientific advice. The Council will then aim at a final agreement in its meeting of October (fishing opportunities for the Baltic), November (fishing opportunities for the deep-sea) and December (fishing opportunities for the Atlantic, the North Sea and the Black Sea).Commissioner Vella will also present the recent proposal to improve, modernise and simplify the way in which fishing rules are monitored and enforced in the EU. An effective control system is central to ensuring that fisheries are managed sustainably, guaranteeing the long-term viability of the EU fishing sector and protecting the livelihoods of our fishermen. Ministers will have a first exchange of views on the proposed revision, which wants to make control more efficient to the benefit of EU fisheries. The fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing will benefit from improved enforcement of fisheries rules across the EU.Finally, a preliminary exchange of views will take place among ministers on the Commission’s proposal for the next European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), recently tabled following the adoption of the EU’s long-term Budget for the Future (2021-2027). The new EMFF will continue to support the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy, ensuring that fishing activities are environmentally sustainable in the long-term and that the sector generates economic, social and employment benefits. Particular attention will be paid to small-scale fishermen. EMFF will also support unleashing the growth potential of a sustainable blue economy towards a more prosperous future for coastal communities. For the first time, the Fund will contribute to strengthening international ocean governance for safer, cleaner, more secure, and sustainably managed seas and oceans. Finally, the Commission is reinforcing the environmental impact of the Fund with a focus on protecting marine ecosystems and underpinning climate change mitigation and adaptation, in line with the commitments agreed under the Paris Agreement.

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Silicon Valley Forum’s 21st Annual Visionary Awards, Four New Honorees, and A Vision for the Future

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 22 maggio 2018

Silicon Valley Forum concluded their 21st Annual Visionary Awards on May 17th, 2018, at Domenico Winery in San Carlos, CA. With over 100 guests in attendance, the 2018 Awards honored four new Visionaries, inviting them to the stage to honor their accomplishments and hear them speak about their experiences and insights.“This is the 21st year we’ve held the Visionary Awards, and it’s such an honor to be able to host some of the best and brightest minds in technology, business, and education,” said Denyse Cardozo, CEO of Silicon Valley Forum. “As the landscape of Silicon Valley changes throughout the years, the path forward needs new leaders to light the way forward to a better future we all share. Our 2018 honorees—Kimberly Bryant, Caterina Fake, Vivek Wadhwa, and Astro Teller—each embody the kind of pathfinding that makes someone a Visionary.” “Accenture is proud to have honored a remarkable group of Visionaries by serving as a Gold sponsor for Silicon Valley Forum’s 2018 Visionary Awards,” said Michael Redding, Managing Director of Accenture Ventures. “The Awards are a great chance to honor the luminaries who have shaped the world as we know it through their talent, their tenacity, and their far-seeking visions for a better future.”The 2018 honorees each spoke about what they enjoyed about Silicon Valley—and their vision for what technologists and entrepreneurs can do to push towards a better future:
Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots at Google X, said, “If you want people to be brave, if you want them to be weird, if you want them to be creative, the only correct answer [to their ideas] is ‘oh my God, what a gorgeous idea that is!’ You’re telling them I value that your brain makes statements like that.” Flickr founder and Yes VC general partner Caterina Fake urged people to take personal responsibility as netizens, saying, “The internet was conceived with a generosity of spirit, but it is indifferent to whether it transmits love or hate. It’s what we build and who we are that makes all the difference.” Vivek Wadhwa, author, academic researcher, and Carnegie Mellon Fellow, addressed Silicon Valley’s controversial reputation and diversity issues, saying, “The beauty of Silicon Valley is that it recognizes that it’s imperfect. That we can even have these discussions [about change] openly is a big deal.” He urged the audience to step up and take advantage of technology advances to make a difference.Black Girls CODE founder and CEO Kimberly Bryant closed the evening by drawing a line between personal and professional worlds, saying, “When the path to found Black Girls CODE was revealed, it was the mother of a daughter—and a woman of color—who wanted to create a pathway for my daughter and for girls like her. Technology can be used as a catalyst for powerful social change.”

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The Future Makers

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 6 maggio 2018

Milano Al via dal 14 maggio a Milano la nuova edizione di “The Future Makers”, l’iniziativa – organizzata da The Boston Consulting Group – rivolta a 100 fra i migliori studenti fra i 23 e i 26 anni, rappresentativi delle università più prestigiose d’Italia e d’Europa. Un progetto dal forte impatto: il 93% dei partecipanti delle prime due edizioni ha oggi un impiego.
100 studenti fra i 23 e i 26 anni, uomini e donne, provenienti dalle più prestigiose università: sono loro i protagonisti della terza edizione di “The Future Makers”, il percorso di formazione che vedrà la prima fase da lunedì 14 a giovedì 17 maggio negli uffici di BCG Milano. Quattro giorni di confronto e riflessione, guidati da oltre 30 esperti di BCG e autorevoli relatori, come il fondatore di Candy Crush Riccardo Zacconi, gli amministratori delegati di ENI e KIKO Claudio Descalzi e Cristina Scocchia, il direttore scientifico dell’Istituto Clinico Humanitas Alberto Mantovani, la campionessa olimpica di scherma Valentina Vezzali e molti altri.
Imparare, guidare, connettere. L’obiettivo di “The Future Makers” è contribuire alla formazione delle giovani generazioni, i leader del futuro, e offrire loro un’occasione di incontro e scambio con i rappresentanti della business e social community italiana e internazionale. Con il supporto dei Rettori, gli studenti sono stati selezionati da Nord a Sud non solo sulla base del loro curriculum scolastico, ma anche della loro passione, della capacità di introspezione e comprensione dei grandi fenomeni. Un roadshow durato 6 mesi nelle principali università ha portato BCG alla selezione dei 100 studenti, da una base di oltre 12.000 persone incontrate.
Nelle edizioni 2016 e 2017, i “Future Makers” si sono confrontati con decine di testimoni fra i quali il CEO di Enel, Francesco Starace, il Ministro dello sviluppo economico, Carlo Calenda, il CEO di Eataly, Andrea Guerra, il presidente di Valore D, Sandra Mori, l’atleta paraolimpica Bebe Vio, il direttore innovazione del World Food Programme, Robert Opp. E ancora Francesco Caio, già amministratore delegato di Poste Italiane, il commissario straordinario per l’attuazione dell’agenda digitale, Diego Piacentini e molti altri. “The Future Makers è un’iniziativa formativa che continua ad avere un grande impatto sulla crescita professionale e personale dei giovani. Tra i partecipanti delle edizioni precedenti, che hanno terminato gli studi, oltre il 90% ha trovato lavoro. Anche quest’anno saranno quattro giorni intensi, in cui approfondiremo tematiche al cuore dello sviluppo della nostra società: dal digitale alla trasformazione del mondo industriale, dalle principali sfide dell’economia della cultura e della creatività fino alla ricerca scientifica. Un’occasione unica per restituire al Paese e investire nel futuro”, ha commentato Giuseppe Falco, Amministratore Delegato di The Boston Consulting Group Italia, Grecia e Turchia.

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Future of Content Production Highlighted on Day Three of NAB Show

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 18 aprile 2018

NAB Show concluded its third day of sessions and exhibits featuring breakthrough technologies and innovations across media, entertainment and technology. This year’s NAB Show runs through Thursday, April 12.The first Main Stage session of the day, “Race on the Red Planet: Chasing our Creative Future With Curiosity and Opportunity,” featured a three-part program that explored the evolving role of technology in content creation. The session was produced by AWS.As part of the session, Marco Tempest, creative technologist and advisor to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Director’s Fellow at the MIT MediaLab, showcased gesture-controlled drones and augmented reality. After, a panel featuring Jeff Dow, EVP and CIO at 20th Century Fox; Dave Duvall, SVP of Infrastructure Support Services at Discovery Inc.; Robert Hogg, deputy surface lead, Mars 2020 Project at JPL; and BA Winston, global head of Digital Video Playback and Delivery at Amazon Prime Video, joined moderator Michelle Munson, co-founder and CEO of Eluvio, to discuss how cloud-based workflows and machine learning are altering the ways we collect and navigate data.Later in the afternoon, “Star Wars: Join the Rebellion” featured Marla Newall, matchmove and layout supervisor, Eddie Pasquarello, VFX supervisor, and Erich Ippen, lead lookdev technical director – all hailing from Industrial Light & Magic – in conversation with Noah Kadner, contributing writer at “ASC Magazine.” The group discussed how the studio created some of the film’s visual effects sequences and how the most complex shots were brought to life.

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H3 Biomedicine to Present at the BioCentury Annual Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 marzo 2018

H3 Biomedicine Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of next generation cancer medicines using its data science and precision chemistry product engine, today announced that management will present an overview of the company at the BioCentury 25th Annual Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference on Friday, March 23, 2018, at 10:15 a.m. EST at the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference Center in New York.
H3 Biomedicine, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based biopharmaceutical company specializing in the discovery and development of precision oncology treatments, was established in 2011 as a subsidiary of Eisai’s U.S. pharmaceutical operation, Eisai Inc. H3 Biomedicine combines long-term vision with operational independence, leveraging its collaboration with Eisai Co., Ltd. who provides essential research funding and access to the capabilities and resources of a global pharmaceutical company. Using modern synthetic chemistry, chemical biology and human genetics, H3 Biomedicine seeks to bring the next generation of genomics-based cancer treatments to market with the goal of improving the lives of patients. For more information, please visit

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Goldfinch Bio to Present at BioCentury’s Future Leaders in Biotech Industry Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 22 marzo 2018

Goldfinch Bio, a company singularly focused on discovering and developing precision therapies to treat patients with kidney disease, today announced that Anthony Johnson, M.D., president and chief executive officer, will present a corporate overview at BioCentury’s 25th Annual Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 11:30 am Eastern Time. The conference is being held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.
Goldfinch Bio is a biotechnology company committed to discover and develop precision medicines for patients with kidney disease. Just as the goldfinch has long been a symbol of healing and renewal and was a prominent figure of the Renaissance, Goldfinch Bio is leading a new age of therapeutic discovery to transform the treatment paradigm for people with kidney disease. Goldfinch was launched in 2016 by Third Rock Ventures, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, please visit

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