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DXC Technology Announces Competition for Startups to Drive Insurance Industry Innovation

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 settembre 2019

Technology startups and scale-ups can pitch their innovation stories to insurance industry leaders and potentially showcase their solutions globally through the DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) second annual DXC Invitational Americas. Competition finalists will have the opportunity to present before hundreds of insurance professionals at the DXC Insurance Conference 2019, Nov. 11-14 in Miami.
The DXC Invitational Americas is one in a series of global competitions that aims to yield joint solutions to key insurance business challenges by tapping into top talent in the startup community. Late-stage startup and scale-up enterprises worldwide that have existing, market-ready products or solutions relevant to the insurance industry are encouraged to apply by midnight Eastern time on Oct. 6 to compete in two categories:
Category 1: The Digital Insurance Ecosystem: A product or solution that can be integrated into the DXC Assure Digital Platform.
Category 2: Enriching the Insurance Experience: A standalone product or solution with the capability to on-sell as a DXC service.
Competition finalists and winners will be selected by a panel of DXC insurance industry clients, other industry experts, and DXC leadership. DXC will continue to explore collaborative opportunities with winners, including partnership possibilities and engagement with its global client base, which represents 85 percent of the Global Fortune 500 insurance companies.Winners and finalists will be invited to attend the DXC Insurance Conference, where they will present their innovations to several hundred DXC clients, partners and employees. The winners, including a “People’s Choice” winner, will be formally announced at the conference.
In addition to the inaugural global DXC Invitational in 2018, the company has conducted regional invitationals in Australia, North and Central Europe, and India.

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Ingram Micro announced its ongoing commitment to ITAD industry leadership

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 luglio 2019

As a trusted global enterprise ITAD partner, Ingram Micro reduces the risk, cost, and complexity of securely managing IT assets throughout the service lifecycle. With 31 facilities worldwide, Ingram Micro continues to expand its comprehensive suite of offerings and shorten the chain of custody to bring ITAD services closer to its clients, offering a committed, reliable, and fully certified alternative for companies who must change providers.“The ITAD industry continues to evolve with varying levels of commitment from competitors around the world. With the addition of 11 new ITAD facilities in the past 18 months alone, our dedication to serving the asset disposition requirements of businesses across the globe has never been stronger,” said Todd Zegers, vice president, ITAD, Commerce & Lifecycle Services, Ingram Micro. “The ability to quickly and easily access ITAD services is a critical business requirement for companies of any size, and our investment and ongoing commitment to our ITAD business gives us the tremendous advantage of ensuring we can anticipate and meet emerging opportunities across the globe.“We take a broad view of IT Asset Disposition, and you’ll be seeing additional announcements from us in the coming months that reinforce our vision for moving the industry forward in ways that enhance security, visibility, and environmental compliance,” adds Zegers. “An example is the upcoming integration of our well-regarded ITAD asset intelligence system – BlueIQ – with IT Service Management products from leading vendors. The ability to automate lifecycle tracking and offer clients centralized end-to-end asset visibility is another example of Ingram Micro’s ongoing commitment to our clients. We look forward to continuing to meet the ITAD needs of established and emerging businesses throughout the world.”

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TechBrain Finds Evidence of Gendered Language Bias in IT Industry Job Ads

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 giugno 2019

TechBrain, a Perth-based IT support services company, today released a report on the use of gendered language in tech industry job ads. The study found evidence of a possible bias towards language that appeals more to men – especially in higher paid roles. The firm commissioned a study of 1,940 job ads posted online over the course of one week in June and counted the frequency in which gendered words in those ads appeared.
Recent studies media reports have highlighted how the use of certain words in a job ad can have a big effect on the numbers of men or women who apply for the position. As an operator in the heavily male-dominated IT industry, TechBrain wanted to assess how important this issue was and chose to study language used in tech industry ads.
The company commissioned an independent researcher to process the ads through an online tool which counts the frequency of ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ words in an advert, with 50 keywords which research suggests appeal to each gender. Words in ads that appeal to men include language like ‘active’, ‘fearless’ and ‘independent’, while words that appeal to women in job ads include ‘co-operate’, ‘empathise’ and ‘interdependent’.The research revealed:There were actually 15% more feminine words used in IT industry ads than masculine words However, by far the most common ‘female’ word found was ‘support’ (appearing 1,668 times), which may have skewed the results. ‘Support’ is used frequently in IT job ads and often refers to a technical activity, rather than expectations about the applicant’s personal and professional qualities.

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Light Communications Alliance Formed by Global Industry Leaders

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 giugno 2019

Global leaders in the communications, lighting, infrastructure and device manufacturing industries announce that they have formed the Light Communications Alliance (LCA) to promote new wireless technologies enabling Light Communications (LC). They will establish and advocate the use of standards for this emerging industry.Light Communications technologies complement and enhance 5G wireless communications and other radio frequency technologies such as Wi-Fi. By utilising its greater available spectrum, light can be used to deliver larger amounts of data at faster speeds and with greater security The LCA is an open, non-profit association of members who aim to promote Light Communications technology with a consistent, focused and concise approach. The LCA will highlight the benefits, use cases and timelines for Light Communications adoption. The organisation will align innovative leaders across the industries that light and communications touches, defining standards for education, communication, and interoperability.The founding members of the LCA are Nokia, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du), LEDVANCE, Liberty Global, Lucibel, Orange, pureLiFi, LiFi Research & Development Centre, Velmenni, Zero.1, CEA Leti, and Institut Mines-Télécom.Light Communication technologies include Light Fidelity (LiFi) and Optical Camera Communications (OCC) both of which have been attracting increased attention over recent years within several industries, such as smart cities and homes, industry 4.0 and manufacturing environments, as well as retail and tourism.Global Market Insights predicts that the LiFi market will be worth $75 billion by 2025, creating broad, far-reaching opportunities for the related industries to benefit from Visible Light Communications.LiFi offers a fully networked, bi-directional mobile communication solution using light, which has the potential to deliver massive bandwidth and higher speeds for short-range wireless communications. It can be integrated easily alongside traditional wireless technology such as Wi-Fi and can enhance these networks with greater speeds and security. LiFi can be deployed in various environments, both professional and domestic, including smart offices, smart transport, industry 4.0 and in the smart gigabit connected home of the future.Optical Camera Communications (OCC), has the potential to create value-added services by using the light for both broadcast communications and indoor positioning in environments such as office buildings, convention centres, and parking lots.

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Third Annual Industry Report

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 20 giugno 2019

WebPT, the market-leading software platform for outpatient rehab therapists, released its 2019 State of Rehab Therapy report detailing the findings from its recent industry-wide survey of more than 6,000 physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology professionals from an array of specialties, settings and geographic locations. According to the report, the biggest challenges facing the rehab therapy industry today include provider burnout, increasingly complex payer relationships and mounting student debt.Organized into five sections — demographics, business and financials, challenges and opportunities, salary, and technology — the report presents data on job satisfaction, billing and reimbursements, revenue, practice size, patient volume, career outlook, top challenges and technology preferences. Key findings include:Within the next five years, more than 51.9 percent of rehab therapy professionals are considering a career change, with many looking to either reduce work hours or move into non-clinical roles.
As organizations get larger, they are increasingly participating — or planning to participate — in value-based payment programs. In fact, more than 25 percent of 21-plus-provider companies report that they already participate in such programs.
About 23 percent of all respondents reported being involved in a merger or acquisition within the last five years.
More than half of rehab therapy graduates will have more than $70,000 in student loan debt, and nearly 25 percent will owe more than $100,000. However, overall, students reported slightly lower levels of debt in 2019 compared to 2018, with the percentage of students owing $0 at graduation jumping from 8.3 percent in 2018 to 13.5 percent in 2019.
Nearly 80 percent of organizations require a physician referral for new patients even though some form of direct access to physical therapy is available in all 50 states.
High copays and coinsurances were the top-ranked regulatory issue in terms of impact to the rehab therapy community, regardless of respondent role, longevity or sex.

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The Meet Group Reaffirms its Commitment to Industry Leading User Safety

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 16 giugno 2019

The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET), a leading provider of interactive livestreaming solutions, today reaffirmed its commitment to industry leading user safety for its more than 15 million monthly active users.The Meet Group makes user safety a top priority, devoting more than 45% of its entire workforce to regulating the content of its apps. The Company employs a variety of human and technological filters to monitor all visual content. The Meet Group has also developed a proprietary textual-monitoring threat detection system that programmatically detects possible safety issues and alerts its safety team of potential abuses.The Meet Group has a zero-tolerance policy for abusive behavior among its users and encourages its members to report abuse, with a simple, one-click reporting feature. Users on its popular Live feature can appoint other users as “Bouncers” to help moderate their broadcasts. The Company removes more than 3,000 user profiles per day as part of its content review process. The Meet Group also provides its users with various privacy-setting options that allow them to manage who can see their profile and make contact with them. The Meet Group also allows its users to block specific profiles entirely.
As part of its safety commitment, The Meet Group promptly and proactively reports instances of abusive behavior and inappropriate content posting to the proper authorities. In addition, the Company promptly and proactively reports potential safety issues (such as self-harm or potential suicidal behavior) to local authorities.
The Meet Group screens new daily registrants against databases of known sex offenders in the United States and regularly screens all active users against these same lists, blocking registrations and activity from known sex offenders.
The Meet Group has taken numerous steps to educate its users about the dangers of online activity, and in particular, the potential dangers of meeting a stranger in person. The Company prominently displays safety messages to every new user of its mobile apps. The Meet Group never pinpoints users on a map, or gives their exact locations.The San Francisco City Attorney said The Meet Group’s safety and privacy practices “set an industry standard for all social networks at a time when they are increasingly accessed through mobile devices.”The Meet Group also participates proactively in industry safety efforts, including serving on the members group of the Family Online Safety Institute alongside representatives of the largest global technology companies.

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B2B CFO Cements Position as Industry Leader with New Patent

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 giugno 2019

B2B CFO®, a national firm dedicated to providing management advisory services to privately held companies, has received a patent for its B2B Exitsoftware. Jerry L. Mills, founder and chief executive officer of B2B CFO, said the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office approved the firm’s patent application on May 7, 2019.
“We’re relentless about the importance of protecting our firm’s intellectual property,” Mills said. “This patent application process took perseverance, but our efforts have paid off. B2B CFO is a one-of-a-kind company, and B2B Exit is a unique product.”
B2B Exit was created for business owners who are buying or selling a company. In essence, it helps them keep control of the sales or acquisition process by analyzing, adjusting and tracking differences between a company’s current value and its target sale value. One of the best features of the software is it tracks the assignments given to each individual on the team and lets business owners know when important tasks are late. Time kills deals and Mills believes business owners should know when team members are not performing tasks on time.Bo Burlingham, award-winning author, editor-at-large of Inc. and a columnist for Forbes, wrote about B2B Exit in his book Finish Big: How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top.Mills earned recognition from the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors for his own book, The Exit Strategy Handbook: The Best Guide for a Business Transition, which he wrote as a companion piece for the B2B Exit software program. The organization named Mills among the five finalists for its Middle Market Thought Leader Award in 2014. The annual award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions and impact on the middle market M&A space.“With the patent at hand, we’re ready to implement the upgrades we’ve been working on for B2B Exit,” Mills said. “To stay at the forefront of your market segment, you have to continually innovate and drive change.”

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AMP Robotics Launches New AI Guided Dual-Robot System for the Recycling Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 Mag 2019

AMP Robotics Corp. (“AMP”), a pioneer in artificial intelligence (“AI”) and robotics for the recycling industry, today announced the launch of its new AMP Cortex™ dual-robot system (“DRS”) focused on material recovery in Municipal Solid Waste (“MSW”), Electronic Waste (“E-waste”), and Construction and Demolition (“C&D”). The AMP Cortex DRS expands on their existing product line of high-speed recycling robotics guided by the AMP Neuron™ AI platform and uses two high-performance robots that rapidly sort, pick, and place materials at an unprecedented speed of 160 pieces per minute creating optimum productivity. AMP Neuron uses computer vision and machine learning to recognize different colors, textures, shapes, sizes, and patterns to identify material characteristics. Then, it directs the robots to pick and place the targeted material. The system can operate 24/7 with continuous high-precision sorting, preventing contaminants in material streams, and increasing the overall quality and purity of commodities to be reclaimed. The system is modularly designed to drop into existing facilities without requiring a major retrofit or downtime, enabling customers to quickly benefit from advanced automation.The unique design of the two robots opens up new material applications, namely the ability to efficiently process difficult material streams of post-consumer fiber. From sheets of paper to cardboard, sorting fiber is a major challenge for recycling lines, often becoming a contaminant for other recycled commodities. By solving this challenge, AMP’s technology improves the purity of materials to be recycled, while also increasing the recycling rates of post-consumer recycled fiber overall.AMP’s latest announcement follows recent press about their partnership with Ryohshin Ltd. to develop two new robotic systems using AMP Neuron AI to recycle C&D materials for the Japanese market. And most recently, Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s largest E-waste recycler, announced plans for additional installations of the AMP Cortex system in their facilities.This week, AMP Robotics is exhibiting at WasteExpo 2019, the biggest waste management and recycling trade show in the U.S. taking place in Las Vegas from May 7 – 9, 2019. In addition to speaking at the conference about AI and robotics in recycling, Horowitz will also be receiving Waste360’s “40 Under 40 Award” and their annual “Innovator of the Year Award”, created to recognize forward thinkers who use technology to better the waste management industry.

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BAI Recognizes Industry Rising Stars

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 Mag 2019

BAI announced that submissions are now being accepted for this year’s BAI Emerging Leaders Network, a highly-engaging professional development program that helps rising stars become stronger leaders and drive positive change in the financial services industry.
This network recognizes the next generation of financial services leaders, who are bold thinkers and passionate advocates helping to shape the direction of our industry in an era of new ideas, cutting-edge technology and rapidly-evolving customer expectations. This year-long program includes curated content to build personal and professional skills, as well as mentoring, networking and recognition opportunities that will aid in their development and career success. Benefits of the network include:Acknowledgement as a top Emerging Leader in the financial services industry; Special recognition through social media, industry publications, including BAI Banking Strategies, and other BAI platforms.
Complimentary registration for a two-day meeting and peer exchange as part of the BAI Industry Forum, Oct. 8-10, 2019 in Boston, MA.
Acceptance in a year-round Emerging Leaders professional development network designed to provide relevant education and information, networking and recognition opportunities.
A complimentary individual BAI Membership, providing access to on-line professional development courses and other specialized content and programming.
BAI is accepting applications now through July 26, 2019, at 5 p.m. CT. Those who submit applications by June 28, 2018, at 5 p.m. CT will be considered for early acceptance into the BAI Emerging Leaders Network.The program recognizes up-and-coming financial services leaders with less than 10 years of experience in the industry. Applications are free to submit. Senior leaders can nominate rising stars within their organization, or individuals may apply themselves, with a letter of recommendation from a current or former manager.

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World’s Top Industry Association for Physical Security Solutions

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 aprile 2019

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that the company’s iCLASS SE® RB25F fingerprint reader is a winner in the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Product Showcase (NPS) program, announced annually during the ISC West Conference. Recognized in the user authentication, identification, credentialing and management category, HID Global’s fingerprint reader is designed to help fuel broad adoption of biometrics at the door through its combination of credential excellence and globally-patented multispectral imaging technology.“This is a major validation of our fingerprint reader from the industry’s leading trade association for global security solution providers,” said Harm Radstaak, Vice President and Managing Director of Physical Access Control Solutions with HID Global. “Our new reader has been singled out from a very large group of hardware and software products that use biometric and other authentication technologies along with credential management solutions across a wide variety of use cases. It is uniquely positioned to help bring biometrics to a wide range of real-life physical access control applications and environments.”
Introduced at ISC West, HID Global’s reader captures and reads fingerprints that other devices cannot by acquiring images from both the surface and sub-surface of the skin. It delivers consistent, best-in-class biometric performance regardless of environmental and skin conditions, and offers superior fraud protection of trusted liveness detection, anti-tamper safeguards, and other security features. Its HID Biometric Manager™ on-promise software tool is used to configure and manage one or many of the readers and can also be used to securely log all door events.The SIA NPS is the security industry’s premier awards-based program. The NPS was established in 1979 to recognize innovative products, services and solutions in electronic physical security. Technologies showcased through this program are used in the protection of life and property in residential, commercial and institutional settings.

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Global Animation and VFX Industry Strategies

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 31 marzo 2019

The ” Global Animation and VFX Industry: Strategies, Trends & Opportunities” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.The total value of global animation industry was US$ 259 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach US$ 270 billion by 2020.The demand for animation, VFX and gaming has expanded with the increase in targeted broadcasting hours by cable and satellite TV, availability of low cost internet access, penetration of mobile devices along with the growing popularity of streaming video. In addition, the demand for Animation and VFX content to power immersive experiences such as Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality is growing exponentially.The rapid advancement of technology has made animation, VFX & games available to the masses, and this industry has become one of the fastest growing segments in the global media and entertainment market. We are increasingly seeing more of the global animation, VFX and games production taking place in a globally distributed mode. Production work is becoming global with tax incentives, regional low labor costs and lower computing costs, which put pressure on companies to reduce costs and set up facilities in tax advantaged or low-cost regions. This is a model which is increasingly being tapped by content producers.

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Artificial Intelligence in China’s Retail Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 marzo 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) spend in retail industry in China has increased at 73.9% during 2018 to reach US$ 240 million. Over the forecast period (2019-2025), spend on AI is expected to record a CAGR of 24.7%, increasing from US$ 360.4 million in 2019 to reach US$ 1,686.8 million by 2025.This business intelligence report aims to analyze market opportunities and risks in adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in retail industry in China. This is a data centric report, consisting of 27 charts and 18 tables, providing detailed understanding of market dynamics through 20+ KPIs for the country. This report covers country level AI market size/spending forecast (2016-2025) by applications across banking and finance industry’s value chain, AI technology domains, and technology.

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Lithuania Governance, Risk and Compliance Insurance Industry

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 marzo 2019

“Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Lithuanian Insurance Industry”, is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in Lithuania. It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance. The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries.The Lithuanian insurance industry is regulated and governed by the Bank of Lithuania (LB). The LB took over the task of insurance supervision on January 1, 2012, following the Insurance Supervisory Commission (ISC). The LB is the central bank of the Republic of Lithuania and its principal objective is to maintain price stability in the Lithuanian financial market.The LB is instrumental in ensuring the stability and efficient functioning of financial services. The LB introduced a new unit, the Supervision Service in 2012, to perform both prudential and market conduct supervision of financial markets. The Board of the LB authorized the Supervision Service to solve insurance issues independently.
The primary act, which governs insurance activities in Lithuania, is the Law on Insurance 2003, adopted on September 18, 2003. The law was introduced to regulate insurance and insurance mediation activity to make Lithuanian insurance operations credible, efficient, safe, and stable. The law comprises the definitions, licensing process, capital requirements, policy terms, and penalties for offenders of the provisions.

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South Africa Tile Industry Report 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 11 marzo 2019

South Africa’s tile industry is experiencing difficulties due to poor economic conditions, restrained consumer spend and limited public and private sector investment. The construction industry, on which the tile sector is reliant, is highly dependent on government infrastructure development which has been slow.Despite the tough conditions, major player Italtile grew its store network of CTM, Italtile Retail and TopT by 9% to 176 in 2018 and will open 10 to 15 more in 2019. Tile Africa, owned by London-based Norcros, has 32 owned stores and two franchise stores and added two in 2018 with plans to open a further two stores in 2019. Metrotile Europe has also increased its footprint in South Africa and neighbouring countries through local partner Metrotile SA.

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“Governance, Risk and Compliance – The Bolivian Insurance Industry”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 27 febbraio 2019

Report is the result of extensive research into the insurance regulatory framework in the Bolivia. It provides detailed analysis of the insurance regulations for life, property, motor, liability, personal accident and health, and marine, aviation and transit insurance giving insurers access to information on prevailing insurance regulations, and recent and upcoming changes in the regulatory framework, taxation and legal system in the country.
The Autoridad de Fiscalizacin y Control de Pensiones y Seguros (APS) is the government authority responsible for the supervision and regulation of the insurance industry in Bolivia. The Insurance Law of 1998, Supreme Decree 25,201 of 1998 and the Code of Commerce of 1977 regulate and govern insurance and reinsurance operations in the country.The Insurance Law was enacted as Law No. 1883 on June 25, 1998, while the Code of Commerce 1977 was introduced as the Law No. 14,379 on February 25, 1977. The subsidiary legislation, Supreme Decree 25,201 issued on October 16, 1998, pursuant to the Insurance Law, stipulates the detailed regulations for the supervision of insurance activities.The report specifies various requirements for the establishment and operation of insurance and reinsurance companies and intermediaries. It also includes the scope of non-admitted insurance in the country.

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The Estonian Defence Industry Association Concluded a Cooperation Agreement with the Emirates Defence Companies Council

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 febbraio 2019

The Estonian Defence Industry Association (EDIA) and the Emirates Defence Companies Council (EDCC) Concluded a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in the Field of the Defence Industry.According to Väärsi, the cooperation agreement with the EDCC as a public organisation recognises the fact that Estonian companies develop, produce, and export high-technology products and services, which are becoming increasingly attractive in the United Arab Emirates, the other Gulf Countries as well as on other external markets.The cooperation agreement was signed by Sultan Abdulla Al Samahi, Acting General Manager of the EDCC and Kuldar Väärsi, a representative of the Estonian Defence Industry Association. The agreement was concluded in Abu Dhabi, at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference IDEX, one of the largest and most important defence industry exhibitions in the world.At IDEX, ten Estonian companies are introducing their products: Defendec, Eli, Englo, Milectria, Milrem Robotics, Samelin, Tactical Foodpack, Terramil, Threod Systems and Toci.Defendec is developing automatic and autonomous security monitoring platforms and constantly challenging status quo in border protection and surveillance.Eli produces, pop-up and moving targets, weapons recoil kits for pistols, rifles and machine guns, Mortar simulators for 60,81 and 120mm mortars and also multirotor drones.Englo produces electronic and fine mechanical devices and measuring devices that are used in mines and military, rescue, security, road construction, building.Milectria produces military standard cable harnesses and electrical units for its main products.Milrem Robotics’ primary focus is manufacturing unmanned ground vehicles, developing robotic warfare solutions and performing concept of operations and doctrine level warfare analysis.Samelin manufactures high quality footwear for trekking, work, safety and military use.Tactical Foodback develops and produces light-weight and high-energy foodpacks for military and backpackers.Terramil manufactures innovative high quality directional, anti-tank, fragmentation mines and mortar fuss, bomb shelters etc
Threod Systems provides outstanding unmanned aircraft systems and sub-systems for intelligence collection and surveillance tasks.Toci manufactures adjustable weapon brackets which are designed by Norwegian Armed Forces (FLO). The brackets are used for securing firearms inside vehicles (cars, ATVs, boats, tanks etc.).

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“5th Annual Translational Microbiome Conference – Industry”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 3 febbraio 2019

The conference will bring together the leading microbiome companies working to successfully commercialize microbiome-based diagnostics, therapeutics, adjunct therapies and direct-to-consumer services and products across a range of therapeutic areas, from gut to skin and beyond.Expanding on this core focus year on year, we continue to offer informative, hands-on workshops, panels sponsored and directed by industry to focus on your concerns and tightly curated content that goes beyond the usual infomercials to provide tangible and useful insights to how your peers are addressing their commercial approach to the space.Entering its 5th year in 2019, the meeting will continue to focus and build on the challenges and hurdles that companies working in the microbiome space will have to recognize and navigate in order to successfully commercialize their products.However, we are responding to requests by attendees to include more basic research, ensure more work beyond the gut is incorporated into the agenda and expanding our prior parallel tracks on nutrition and consumer products.

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AspenTech to Attend ARC Industry Forum 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 31 gennaio 2019

Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN), the asset optimization™ software company, today announced that it will attend the 23rd Annual ARC Industry Forum, Driving Digital Transformation in Industry and Cities, February 4-7, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The event’s focus is on helping factories, cities and all other organizations manage and navigate change in processes, people, ecosystems and technologies, while remaining safe, secure and successful.AspenTech is a Gold Sponsor of the event and will host a workshop on February 5 at 1:00 p.m. focusing on “Digital Acceleration: Achieving New Levels of Operational Excellence.” During the workshop, AspenTech Senior Manager, Asset Performance Management, Robert Golightly will join ARC Advisory Group’s Contributing Analyst Peter Reynolds and Senior Analyst Paula Hollywood to talk about what is needed now to take advantage of disruption to accelerate digital transformation and achieve new levels of organizational and operational excellence.John Hague, Senior Vice President and General Manager, AspenTech Asset Performance Management, said, “We have a clear vision of the future where industry leaders will excel by taking advantage of technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to drive superior asset performance and to optimize their business results. AspenTech works with customers such as Borealis, CSX, Saras and Teck Metals to apply digital technologies that help them achieve specific operational and business goals. Leading organizations today are deploying AspenTech digital solutions to increase their profitability by improving their reliability and eliminating unplanned losses and downtime.”

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Herbalife Nutrition Hosts 6th Annual Nutrition Industry Scientific Summit

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 17 gennaio 2019

Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE: HLF), a premier global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier, today hosted the 6th annual nutrition industry scientific summit, in Torrance, California. At the summit, industry experts and those from academia shared information and new strategies on a broad range of nutrition-related topics, including developments in botanical identification, manufacturing quality control, the science of gut health, and the Food Safety Modernization Act.”Our continued investment in technology, research and manufacturing quality, further strengthens our position as a nutrition industry leader and helps set industry standards,” said Dr. John Agwunobi, Co-President and Chief Health and Nutrition Officer, Herbalife Nutrition.Herbalife Nutrition quality control analytical scientist, Dr. Zhengfei Lu and Dr. Steven Newmaster, professor of Botany & Genomics at the University of Guelph, Canada, demonstrated a botanical DNA field-testing device and discussed methodologies that could help all manufacturers accurately identify botanicals. Additionally, Herbalife Nutrition announced that Dr. Lu’s paper has been accepted for publishing in the peer reviewed Journal of AOAC International. The paper, “Single Laboratory Validation of a Two-Tiered DNA Barcoding Method for Raw Botanical Identification,” describes how the new technology aides in the quality control of manufactured nutrition products. After publication, it will be available as an open access article via the organization’s web page: http://aoac.publisher.ingentaconnect.com/content/aoac/jaoac.Dr. David Heber, Chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute and Founding Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles, shared insights into the human microbiome, the new science behind its relationship with botanicals, and how a healthy microbiome directly links to people’s health and happiness.In addition to a presentation on scientific advances and innovations, attendees received a regulatory update on the Food Safety Modernization Act from Darryl Sullivan, AOAC/Eurofins. Dr. Kristy Appelhans, senior director of Global Consumer Safety, and Joyce Cao, senior analyst of Global Consumer Safety at Herbalife Nutrition provided an important overview of frameworks for best practices in post-market consumer safety and product quality monitoring.

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SC Media Names ExtraHop a 2018 Security Industry Innovator

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 12 gennaio 2019

ExtraHop, the leader in analytics for security and performance management, announced that ExtraHop® Reveal(x)™ has been recognized as an Industry Innovator in the Next Gen Security Monitoring category as part of the 2019 SC Media Reboot special coverage. Innovators are recognized for showcasing outstanding leadership and providing superior security products to the cybersecurity industry.“Combatting today’s top security threats requires a combination of innovation, collaboration and education,” added Illena Armstrong of SC Media. “ExtraHop is a shining example of a company that’s firmly committed to these key tenets as it helps protect organizations big and small from wave after wave of attack.””We’re honored to be recognized by SC Media as an industry innovator in next generation security analytics,” said Bryce Hein, SVP of Marketing at ExtraHop. “Our vision for Reveal(x) was to close the key gap in security programs by delivering network traffic analysis (NTA) at enterprise scale. This award validates that vision and our position as the standard-bearer for security monitoring in the enterprise.”As part of their annual Reboot special coverage, the SC Lab’s team selects new and innovative products and vendors that stand out for their strength, creativity, and strategic placement in the market. Reboot looks back at the most compelling insights in the last year, while simultaneously looking ahead.ExtraHop Reveal(x) provides complete enterprise visibility, real-time detection of critical threats, and guided investigation to accelerate incident resolution and protect sensitive assets. With Reveal(x) network traffic analysis, security analysts can become threat experts, helping enterprises scale security resources to protect the business.

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