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Akanda Bolsters Leadership Team to Scale Medical Cannabis Platform Across Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 agosto 2022

London. International medical cannabis platform company Akanda Corp. (“Akanda” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AKAN) today announced that it has appointed Tom Flow to the role of Chief Operating Officer of Akanda and Managing Director of Holigen, and Steven George to the role of Commercial Director, effective September 1, 2022. The Company believes that these two hires will enhance its leadership direction and boost profitability across the European medical cannabis market. Mr. Flow is an accomplished global business leader with over 15 years of direct cannabis industry experience with an emphasis on facility design and operations, including multiple large scale EU GMP certified cultivation facilities. He is the co-founder of a number of cannabis companies during this time, namely MedReleaf Corp. which was subsequently sold to Aurora Cannabis (ACB-NASDAQ) in a transaction valued at C$3.2 billion, The Flowr Corporation (“Flowr”) (FLWR-TSXV) where he held executive roles including CEO, COO, President and Managing Partner, and Holigen Limited which the Company acquired from Flowr in May 2022. Mr. George joins Akanda with extensive experience in the financial services and cannabis sectors. After beginning his career in business development roles within financial services, in 2017, he moved to Portugal to obtain his MBA and started working in the European cannabis industry the following year. In that time, he served as both Iberian Country Manager and European Alliance Manager at Tilray (TLRY-NASDAQ), where his accomplishments included Tilray receiving the first ACM (marketing approval) for a cannabis dried flower in Portugal during his tenure and managing the first medical cannabis exports out of Portugal to Europe and Israel. In July 2021, Mr. George left Tilray and started offering independent advisory services to cannabis clients across the European region. Both Mr. Flow and Mr. George will be based in offices at Akanda’s indoor premium cultivation facility in Sintra, Portugal.

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Watches and Wonders 2021

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 18 marzo 2021

More than a digital platform: a dynamic hub for the industry! Watches and Wonders 2021 confirms its agenda and strengthens its ecosystem through continued strategic partnerships. For ten days, watchmaking worldwide will be in the spotlight – online and offline – for this major event in the industry calendar, where the leading names take the stage and reveal their latest products for 2021. It’s all set so that wherever in the world they are, whatever the platform, visitors can enjoy the Watches and Wonders experience. From Geneva to Shanghai, as if you were there! The program for Watches and Wonders 2021 is taking shape with a confirmed agenda. First, from April 7 to 13, will be the digital edition of Watches and Wonders Geneva where 38 prestigious brands will gather for the first time on a single platform: This private event for the media, retailers and the participating brands’ VIP customers will be followed, from April 14 to 18, by the in-person Watches and Wonders Shanghai, which will host 19 brands including first-time exhibitors Chopard, Montblanc, Rolex, Tudor and Ulysse Nardin.Online or offline, Watches and Wonders doesn’t stop here. The physical event has evolved into a comprehensive hub, encompassing brands, retailers, end customers, media and strategic distribution partners such as NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER and Alibaba’s Tmall Luxury Pavilion in China. Special campaigns featuring exclusive contents will coincide with the Geneva and Shanghai events to engage audiences beyond the traditional watchmaking sphere.Visitors will also be able to move back and forth between the Watches and Wonders platform and brands’ web and e-commerce sites. A simple click on the Brand page on, and they can immerse themselves in the brand’s environment. A complete experience and journey with parallel events – virtual tours of manufacturing facilities, face time with ambassadors, virtual parties and more – no matter where in the world they are.
The journey promises to be intense and varied. As much from the brand’s side, with product launches, major announcements, On and Off programmes, as from the organisers in the form of exclusive specialist content. Daily at 8.30 CET, the public can tune in to the live Morning Show for a half-hour analysis of all that’s new at the Salon. Expert-led panels will debate key topics such as sustainability, innovation, and digital transformation, etc. So many opportunities to continue lively discussions on social media and other online platforms.Next stop China for the in-person Watches and Wonders Shanghai, taking place from April 14 to 18, 2021 at the West Bund Art Center. This second edition will welcome 19 brands, with full safety measures in place. The first two days will be dedicated to the media, retailers and the exhibiting brands’ VIP customers. The next three days will be open, by invitation only, to the public and all watch enthusiasts. They will be the first to see the new models created especially for the Chinese market as well as some of the new watches unveiled online in Geneva. Numerous talks and panels will take place in the Auditorium, led by industry experts, while brands’ latest technology innovations will go on display in the LAB. Not forgetting the always popular workbench demonstrations. Once again, visitors can look ahead to an exciting and varied programme.From Geneva to Shanghai, Watches and Wonders 2021 confirms its position as watchmaking’s must-see event, with more gatherings to be planned in Asia during the year. Until then, Watches and Wonders looks forward to welcoming you from April 7-18, 2021 for this first online and offline spotlight on the major names in watchmaking worldwide!

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CROWDLITOKEN AG is one of the first third-party providers to join the new platform

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 dicembre 2020

“SygnEx” of Sygnum Bank, a regulated trading system for digital assets. With Sygnum Bank’s platform, CROWDLITOKEN will be able to use the custody services and trading platform for its digital real estate bonds (CRT).With the launch of SygnEx, CROWDLITOKEN will have a practical, legally compliant trading platform for its digital bonds. In addition, CROWDLITOKEN will be able to offer its investors a custody option for their CRT bonds in the future. “Until now, there has been no regulated end-to-end solution for digital assets. By using Sygnum’s digital asset custody and trading platform, we can take full advantage of our real estate tokens,” said Domenic Kurt, CEO of CROWDLITOKEN AG.With the mission to make real estate investments possible for everyone, the Fintech based in Liechtenstein has found the perfect partner with the same mission. CROWDLITOKEN’s investors can invest in high-quality Swiss real estate from as little as 100 CHF/EUR. Sygnum Bank’s solution now takes its mission to democratise the investment world one step further. Real estate investments on made easy CROWDLITOKEN AG is now issuing new digital real estate bonds within the framework of the new prospectus approved by the FMA. “In uncertain times of overheated stock markets and negative interest rates, we offer an optimal alternative investment opportunity for everyone,” says Domenic Kurt, CEO of CROWDLITOKEN AG. “With our product we have the fingers on the pulse of the time. In the first phase, we have already sold over CHF 18 million of tokens” adds Kurt

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Roma Capitale si dota di una City Data Platform

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 7 novembre 2020

Con l’obiettivo di rendere la Capitale una città sempre più smart e valorizzare l’enorme patrimonio informativo che custodisce, l’Amministrazione capitolina ha sviluppato la Roma Data Platform, la nuova piattaforma digitale ideata per integrare in un unico sistema informazioni provenienti da diverse fonti al fine di supportare istituzioni pubbliche e privati nelle scelte strategiche di investimento e sviluppo e migliorare i processi decisionali. Il progetto, promosso dall’Assessore allo Sviluppo Economico, Turismo e Lavoro Carlo Cafarotti e realizzato con TIM e il supporto di PwC Public Sector, in collaborazione con Camera di Commercio di Roma, è stato presentato in occasione della tavola rotonda virtuale “Il ruolo dei Big Data per una governance più efficace degli Enti Locali” che ha visto la partecipazione di Luca Montuori, Assessore all’Urbanistica di Roma Capitale, Lorenzo Tagliavanti, Presidente della Camera di Commercio di Roma, Raffaele Gareri, Direttore del Dipartimento Trasformazione Digitale di Roma Capitale, Maurizio Ristori, Client Lead, Responsabile Pubblica Amministrazione Locale, PwC Public Sector e Claudio Pellegrini, Direttore Public Sector Tim. Si tratta di un “cruscotto di controllo” unico in Italia, di alto livello tecnologico e di sicurezza per caratteristiche e particolarità, nel quale confluisce un’imponente quantità di informazioni eterogenee: dal numero delle persone presenti in città alla consistenza delle attività economiche, dai passaggi dei mezzi pubblici al controllo del flusso turistico, fino alle previsioni meteo e alla situazione dei parcheggi in tempo reale, elaborati in forma di KPI (Key Performance Indicator). Al momento sono stati analizzati alcuni ambiti tematici come viabilità/mobilità, turismo, imprese, occupazione, posizionamento geografico. L’adozione della piattaforma consentirà a Roma Capitale di diventare un punto di riferimento in Italia per la governance smart dei dati, di aumentare la competitività, attrarre risorse e supportare il decision making di individui e imprese. Potrà migliorare gli standard di servizio per i city user, riducendo al contempo i costi; esprimere una maggiore efficacia ed efficienza dell’azione amministrativa; promuovere partecipazione, cittadinanza, trasparenza, fiducia e inclusione; sarà una leva utile per accelerare la ripresa dalla crisi Covid. Le caratteristiche della Piattaforma open sono la facilità di accesso e la rapida fruibilità delle informazioni data dall’intuitività dell’interfaccia che permette di personalizzare i numerosi layout grafici disponibili: matrici, mappe territoriali, cruscotti, grafici a torta. Infine, lo strumento dà la possibilità di applicare numerosi filtri a scelta che consentono un aggiornamento real-time dei dati visualizzati.

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Final vote on EU rules for crowdfunding platforms

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 5 ottobre 2020

Bruxelles.On Monday evening, the plenary approved the deal struck with the Council last December on common rules to boost EU crowdfunding platforms and protect investors.The new rules aim to help crowdfunding services to function smoothly in the internal market and to foster cross-border business funding in the EU, by providing for a single set of rules on crowdfunding services.The uniform set of criteria will apply to all European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) up to offers of EUR 5 000 000 (from EUR 1 000 000 proposed by the Commission), calculated over a period of 12 months per project owner.Investors would be provided with a key investment information sheet (KIIS) drawn up by the project owner for each crowdfunding offer or at platform level. Crowdfunding service providers would need to give clients clear information about the financial risks and charges they may incur, including insolvency risks and project selection criteria. A prospective ECSP would need to request authorisation from the national competent authority (NCA) of the member state in which they are established. Through a notification procedure in a member state, ECSP would also be able to provide their services cross-border. Supervision would also be carried out by national competition authorities, with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) facilitating and coordinating cooperation between member states.With no proposal to reject the Council’s positions and no amendments tabled, the text was deemed adopted. The rules will start to apply one year after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

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Online platforms: MEPs outline their priorities for the future Digital Services Act

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 4 Maggio 2020

The first draft recommendations to the EU Commission on how digital services, including online platforms, should be regulated will be discussed today in the Internal Market Committee.Ahead of the presentation of his draft report in Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, today at around 15.20, rapporteur Alex Agius Saliba (S&D, MT) said:“The current lockdown of European countries confirmed the importance of having highly efficient digital services and online platforms to keep countries, their societies, and economies, running at a basic level. The digital sector is part of the solution at the moment, and without it, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis would have been much worse.Unfortunately, COVID-19 has also exposed serious shortcomings in the way platforms such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon are regulated in Europe. The system has cracked, exposing the vulnerability of European consumers and users to illegal practices online, such as selling of fake or illegal products or imposing abusive price increases on essential items.Problems related to illegal practices and unsafe products online concern not only scams related to the COVID-19 crisis but also many other areas such as toys, textiles, cosmetics and electric appliances which flow into the EU internal market putting consumer safety in jeopardy.The upcoming Digital Services Act must prioritize enhanced consumer protection and transparency requirements on digital platforms. We should use this opportunity to champion digital technologies and services in compliance with a set of ethical principles that reflect European values and protect European consumers, users and businesses”.
The DSA package should include a comprehensive revision of EU e-commerce rules, consisting of:
• a revised framework with clear due diligence transparency and information obligations;
• clear and detailed procedures and measures related to the removal of illegal content online, including a harmonised legally-binding European “notice-and action” mechanism;
• effective supervision, cooperation and sanctions;
• an internal market legal instrument imposing ex-ante obligations on large platforms with a gatekeeper role in the digital ecosystem, complemented by an effective institutional enforcement mechanism.
“The Digital Services Act provides an opportunity for the Union to shape the central aspects of the digital economy not only at Union level but also be a standard-setter for the rest of the world”, says the draft report.

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KKR to Acquire Leading Digital Reading Platform OverDrive

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 dicembre 2019

KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive, Inc. (“OverDrive” or the “Company”), the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, from Rakuten USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.Serving a growing network of 43,000 libraries and schools in more than 75 countries, OverDrive delivers the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other digital media to millions of readers around the world. With its proprietary platform, the Company securely allows these institutions to acquire and manage premium and differentiated digital content from a strong publisher network OverDrive has built over more than 25 years.KKR has a long history of successfully investing in market-leading businesses in the digital media and content sectors. KKR’s recent and related investments include Epic Games, AppLovin, RBmedia, Pandora, WebMD, UFC, Leonine, BMG Rights Management, Next Issue Media, and Nielsen, among others.KKR is making the investment in OverDrive from its KKR Americas XII Fund.Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and LionTree Advisors served as financial advisors to KKR and Simpson Thacher and Bartlett served as legal advisor to KKR.

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ColonaryConcepts Reacquires Its Novel Colonoscopy Preparation Platform

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 dicembre 2019

ColonaryConcepts LLC today announced the reacquisition of its proprietary colonoscopy preparation assets from Sebela Pharmaceuticals. ColonaryConcepts reacquired worldwide rights to the unique colon prep technology, EC Prep, which integrates active ingredients into nutritionally balanced bars and beverages, with a goal of improving patient experience. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.ColonaryConcepts originally sold its EC Prep™ technology to Sebela Pharmaceuticals in 2017. Sebela Pharmaceuticals and ColonaryConcepts agreed to the return of the rights to the EC Prep technology back to ColonaryConcepts.Mr. Stern further commented, “EC Prep is a paradigm-shift in colon prep. We remain convinced that millions of patients will benefit from the advance in colonoscopy prep that ColonaryConcepts’ team has developed, and are delighted to propel this technology forward.”ColonaryConcepts has been diligently pursuing the development of the balance of its patient-friendly technology platform, including novel approaches to treating various types of constipation. The company (through its subsidiary, ColonarySolutions) is currently planning a Phase 2 clinical trial for its lead product formulation (“C-Bar”™), which uses flavorful, chewable bars to treat patients with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).

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Technology Platforms, and Manufacturing Capabilities

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 dicembre 2019

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO), a genomic medicine company, today announced that the Company plans to host an R&D Day on December 17, 2019 at 8am Eastern Time in New York City. Sangamo executives and scientists will provide updates across the Company’s clinical and preclinical pipeline of genomic medicine product candidates, offer perspective on clinical data being presented at the upcoming American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, and provide an overview of the Company’s manufacturing capabilities to support clinical and commercial supply.A live webcast of the R&D Day including audio and slides will be available on the Events and Presentations page of the Sangamo website. A replay of the event will be archived on the website.
Sangamo Therapeutics is committed to translating ground-breaking science into genomic medicines with the potential to transform patients’ lives using gene therapy, ex vivo gene-edited cell therapy, and in vivo genome editing and gene regulation. For more information about Sangamo, visit

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Platform economy: EU rules needed to ensure fair competition and workers’ rights

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 8 dicembre 2019

Local and regional leaders have highlighted to Nicolas Schmit, new European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, that the EU needs to set clear rules for platform economy to guarantee workers’ rights and ensure a level playing field between online and offline economic activities in the single market.Two opinions adopted by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) today stress that many current EU regulations are outdated against the emergence of new business models and non-standard forms of employment that are frequent in digital platforms. Notably the implementation of the e-Commerce Directive, which dates back to 2000, has led to several court cases surrounding companies such as Uber and Airbnb.Speaking at the European Committee of the Regions’ plenary session in his first public appearance as Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit said: “The new Commission’s agenda strives to address the ongoing challenges and opportunities posed by the new world of work, globalisation, automation, digitalisation and artificial intelligence, coupled with our shift to a carbon-neutral economy. We need to make sure that all Europeans can benefit during these transitions, especially when it comes to their jobs and livelihoods. Our regional governments and administrations will be instrumental in making sure that this shared purpose becomes a reality.”Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions, said: “Social rights must be at the centre of the EU’s future, protecting people whilst embracing technological change. The EU must set out a clear plan that ensures that the changes to our industries avoids further polarising wages and increasing inequalities. With the right regulation, platform work is one opportunity to ensure everyone benefits from digitalisation, leaving no one behind.”The two opinions focus on different aspects of collaborative economy and platform work. The first one, prepared by Dimitrios Birmpas (EL/PES), Municipal Councillor of Egaleo, stresses that a comprehensive regulatory framework at EU level is necessary to ensure the social protection and social rights for platform workers against practices such as deliberate misclassification of workers as self-employed by employers seeking to avoid employment regulations, fiscal obligations and collective agreements.”Platform work brings a number of opportunities to the labour market because it is easily accessible and flexible. However, appropriate measures have to be put in place to ensure decent working conditions for platform workers. Fundamental labour and social regulations must be extended to the platform economy and its workers, many of them young people. Given the transnational nature of digital economy, a clear European framework is necessary to address the many regulatory challenges arising from platform work, including how to determine the existence of an employment relationship”, argues the rapporteur, who welcomes Commissioner Schmit’s intention to address labour conditions of platform workers and new forms of precariousness.The second opinion calls for the EU to define clearly the status of collaborative economy platforms, according to the precise degree of control exercised by the platform, in order to clarify the question of which rules govern their operations. Furthermore, as the collaborative economy blurs the line between personal and professional actors, the concept of “service provider” should be clarified through EU-wide thresholds. The new EU regulations should also require platforms to provide public authorities with the necessary data to enforce the rules and to ensure that collaborative economy suppliers pay their fair share of taxes.

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Everbridge Selected to Power Countrywide Disaster Alert Platform in Peru

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 6 dicembre 2019

Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management, today announced it has been selected by Peru’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MTC) to power the nation’s Sistema de Mensajería de Alerta Temprana de Emergencia (Sismate), Peru’s Early Warning Emergency Messaging System. The news marks the completion of contract negotiations with the MTC that Everbridge had initially disclosed in September, without naming the country. The win reinforces Everbridge’s position as the global leader in population warning systems with contracts in the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions. After the Sismate is deployed, it will be activated once Peru’s National Institute of Civil Defense detects a major incident. The system, powered by Everbridge Public Warning, will send critical messages to mobile phones before, during and after the emergency. Sismate alerts can also be used in drills and to provide support in search and rescue operations. The Sismate is designed to serve over 37 million people including Peru’s 33 million residents and 4 million annual visitors.
The Everbridge Platform has been deployed by more local, state, and national governments across the globe than any other solution, offering the ability to reach over 500 million people in more than 200 countries. In addition to Peru, Everbridge Public Warning has been deployed to reach the mobile populations on a country-wide scale in Sweden, Iceland, the Netherlands, Singapore, Greece, and a number of the largest states in India, and is currently being implemented in Australia. Everbridge is the first population alerting provider to support four EU countries in conjunction with the recent EU mandate requiring member countries to have a population-wide alerting system in place by June 2022.
Everbridge Public Warning represents the only multichannel solution which allows countries to deploy their preferred combination of emergency communications methods. The Everbridge population warning system communicates across all phases of an incident, leverages location intelligence (static location, last known location, and expected location), provides directed two-way communications, and enables countries to combine both speed of delivering alerts with the broadest reach to cover the full population and visitors.

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TMGcore Unveils Groundbreaking Data Center Platform at Supercomputing 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 23 novembre 2019

TMGcore, a provider of data center solutions and manufacturer of data center hardware, today unveiled its evolutionary technology, OTTO, a completely automated, self-contained, two-phase liquid immersion-cooled data center platform (2PLIC) that features a closed loop system, uses zero water and is a tenth of the size of a traditional data center. By using OTTO, clients can cut operational costs by 80 percent while receiving ten times more processing power per square foot.Clients can select from four different OTTO platforms: OTTO 600kw, OTTO Edge 120M, OTTO Edge 60XS and OTTO O.T.E. 60XS. The largest model, OTTO 600kw, is only 160 square feet, which is about the size of a Chevrolet Suburban.All OTTO models have lights out operations. They have fully automated server, PSU hot swapping and can be controlled either locally or remotely. Every platform is environment neutral, meaning OTTOs can fit into existing systems or can tie directly into a new facility. More information about the specifications and capabilities of each OTTO model is available in this sales catalog.With OTTO making its debut at Supercomputing 2019 (SC19), attendees can see the technology in action at TMGcore booths 1981 and 1995. Additionally, attendees can schedule one-on-one demos to interact with OTTO and receive a made-to-order facility design fit for their organization.To schedule an in-person demo at SC19 or a virtual demo after the show, visit OTTO is available to pre-order now and delivery of commercial units will begin in the first quarter of 2020.

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Erverless Platform to Europe to Support Enterprise Transformation with Time Series Technology

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 novembre 2019

InfluxData, creator of the open source time series database InfluxDB, today announced the general availability of InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 in Europe — the first serverless time series platform-as-a-service, purpose-built to meet the specialised requirements of today’s time-sensitive workloads. The launch supports the company’s expansion and focus on the region, with over half of users and one third of customers, and commitment to empowering developers wherever they are.Increasingly, successful business transformation in the digital age is being driven by collecting and analysing data; however, the volume and velocity of new data is overwhelming many businesses. Despite creating over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, in the UK alone, businesses only analyse an estimated 12 percent of their own data. Most of this data is time-stamped, generated at high frequency and in great volumes. Unlike relational and non-serverless databases, cloud-based time series databases such as InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 can rapidly ingest and query these large volumes of data cost-effectively and in real-time to ensure that customers can maximise the value of their data and Industry 4.0 initiatives.
Able to collect, store, query, process and visualise raw time-stamped data with high precision, InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 is a purpose-built platform designed to improve the entire developer experience. With a rapid ingestion rate — up to millions of metrics per second — and highly efficient compute, downsampling and compression functions, InfluxDB Cloud 2.0 is up to 100 times more powerful than non-specialised time series solutions. The platform also includes a free rate-limited tier, transparent usage-based pricing and advanced analytic capabilities which allow customers to convert data into actionable information.

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IndiSoft Will Continue Supporting HLP Platform into the Future

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 11 novembre 2019

In light of HLP’s recent industry announcement that it is closing operations by Dec. 31, 2019, IndiSoft LLC, the underlying technology provider for HLP’s collaborative platform, is notifying the mortgage banking industry that it will continue to support the platform.HLP has been a reseller of IndiSoft’s patented and HUD Certified RxOffice Case Management System (RX CMS), and IndiSoft is actively working with all stakeholders on a transition plan to ensure uninterrupted service and a smooth cutover on Jan. 1, 2020.IndiSoft will continue its commitment to the housing advocacy sector, residential mortgage servicing industry, consumers and State Housing Finance Agencies during and beyond this transition period. IndiSoft LLC is a Software Development and Product company specializing in delivering collaborative technology solutions to a wide range of businesses in the financial services and health care industries. RX Office Management Solution, its patented technology offering, has been adapted for numerous stakeholders in mortgage banking, law, insurance, education, health-care, consumer-facing applications and the housing advocacy sector.

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Sartorius Signs Agreement to Acquire Select Danaher Life Science Platform Businesses

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 ottobre 2019

Sartorius, a leading partner to the biopharmaceutical industry and laboratories, has signed an agreement to acquire parts of Danaher’s Life Science portfolio for approximately $750 million in cash. The businesses had combined sales turnover of approximately $140 million in 2018 with a strong growth profile and double-digit profit margins. They employ around 300 people worldwide. The proposed transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020 and is subject to customary closing conditions and the successful acquisition of the GE Biopharma business by Danaher.“The portfolio proposed for acquisition represents an excellent strategic fit with Sartorius”, said Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg, Sartorius’ CEO. “With the Octet platform of FortéBio, we will add a broadly accepted and differentiated technology for advancing and simplifying drug discovery to our lab division’s portfolio. The chromatography hardware and resins and the microcarrier businesses broaden our strong bioprocessing offering, particularly in the downstream area. We look very much forward to welcoming the new teams to Sartorius and to jointly combine our capabilities for the benefit of our biopharma and life science customers.”The portfolio proposed to be acquired includes three businesses that are currently part of Danaher’s Life Science platform:
The label-free biomolecular characterization business (FortéBio) comprises innovative protein analysis instruments, biosensors and reagents that are used in drug discovery and would become part of Sartorius’ bioanalytics unit within its Lab Products & Services division. The products are based on the patented biolayer interferometry technology and perform real-time analysis of biomolecular interaction. The business employs approximately 200 employees worldwide with production sites in Fremont, California, US, and Shanghai, China, and accounts for roughly half of the acquired turnover.With the chromatography hardware and resins business, Sartorius would expand the offerings of its Bioprocess Solutions division. The business addresses an essential step in downstream bioprocessing and encompasses multi-use and single-use equipment as well as columns and resins. The unit employs approximately 100 people at its sites in Europe and the US.The third business, SoloHill, includes mainly a microcarrier technology and particle validation standards used in cell culture and other bioprocesses. It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, US, and employs approximately 10 employees. This proposed transaction, Danaher’s acquisition of the GE Biopharma business, the proposed regulatory remedies (the package of assets being sold) for Danaher’s acquisition of the GE Biopharma business, and Sartorius as the buyer in such remedies, are all subject to approvals from various regulatory authorities.

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SoftBank Chooses Medallia as Customer Experience Platform

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 settembre 2019

Medallia, Inc. (NYSE: MDLA), the global leader in experience management, today announced that SoftBank has selected Medallia to drive the company’s telecommunications retail customer experience strategy.Since its founding, the SoftBank Group has sought to use the Information Revolution to contribute to the well-being of people and society. With Medallia, SoftBank is enabled to reimagine customer experience and improve the journey customers have with their brand.
Medallia is the pioneer and market leader in Experience Management. Medallia’s award-winning SaaS platform, the Medallia Experience Cloud, leads the market in the understanding and management of experience for customers, employees and citizens. Medallia captures experience signals created on daily journeys in person, digital and IoT interactions and applies proprietary AI technology to reveal personalized and predictive insights that can drive action with tremendous business results. Using Medallia Experience Cloud, customers can reduce churn, turn detractors into promoters and buyers, and create in-the-moment cross-sell and up-sell opportunities, providing clear and potent returns on investment.

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The Avanci Licensing Platform Adds Deutsche Telekom and Technology In Ariscale

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 22 settembre 2019

Avanci announced the addition of two new patent owners to its licensing platform — Deutsche Telekom and Technology In Ariscale — bringing the total number of patent owners participating in the platform to 30. The 2G, 3G, and 4G standard essential patent portfolios of these two companies will now be available through Avanci’s one-stop marketplace.
“The agreements with Deutsche Telekom and Technology In Ariscale demonstrate our continued commitment to finding collaborative solutions to make standardized technology more widely available and streamlining patent licensing through the Avanci marketplace,” said Kasim Alfalahi, founder and chief executive officer of Avanci. “Avanci is transforming the licensing landscape by providing a one-stop marketplace that balances the interests of patent owners and IoT licensees. We look forward to adding more patent owners and licensees to the marketplace in the future.” Avanci’s one-stop marketplace simplifies the way companies share technology by licensing intellectual property from many different patent holders in a single transaction. By streamlining the technology sharing process, Avanci is accelerating the growth of the Internet of Things by providing IoT manufacturers with an efficient and transparent way to access the wireless technology needed to bring their products online.

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FinFit’s Intelligence-Driven Financial Wellness Platform Motivates Employees

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 settembre 2019

FinFit, a FinTech company that provides over 125,000 employers with a unique financial wellness benefit platform, has overhauled the platform to focus on predictive AI, feature enhancements and ease of use for members. FinFit announced its mobile-first focus in July, updating with a sleek new look and improved functionality. The user experience for members follows suit, creating a smart, seamless journey site-wide from information-gathering to ultimate financial health improvement. Dozens of customer interviews were conducted by a design firm that specializes in user experience transformation. FinFit leveraged the findings to reinvent its financial wellness platform. Members can log in to FinFit via facial recognition, fingerprint technology and various other mobile-friendly options. The FinFit experience begins with a personal financial health assessment which identifies each member’s financial goals and current financial situation. This differentiator enables FinFit to provide unique recommendations and next steps tailored to each member, unlike other programs that offer generic solutions that may not be relevant or necessary.Each FinFit member journey is AI-driven, utilizing data to determine the best ‘next steps’ to help each member achieve financial stability. A new member rewards program encourages members to explore FinFit, awarding points for completing actions that will improve their financial acumen.The need to provide clearer direction for employees has led to the new financial health score, categorized based on the key pillars of financial wellness: spend, save, borrow and plan. Members receive an overall score, but they’ll also have visibility into how they’re performing in each of the four categories. This data helps drive the ‘next best action’ engine, ensuring that each member is uniquely positioned to improve their financial position and achieve greater financial health.

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Listerhill Continues its Digital Innovation Journey by Adopting Terafina’s Omnichannel Sales Platform

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 settembre 2019

Terafina Inc. today announced that Listerhill Credit Union, one of Alabama’s premier credit unions, with more than $841 million in assets and over 90,000 members, has selected Terafina to power its omnichannel sales strategy and continue its digital transformation to increase member satisfaction and deepen relationships. Listerhill was recently named as one of America’s 2019 Best Credit Unions in Alabama in a study performed by Forbes and market research firm Statista. With its growing popularity and trusted presence in Alabama and Tennessee, Listerhill is making a concerted effort to increase member engagement by offering a seamless omnichannel experience where members can easily learn about, select, and digitally onboard new products that meet their evolving financial needs. Brad Green, CEO of Listerhill, noted that “Terafina’s partnership allows us to deepen our existing member relationships and develop new ones, while also helping us to be proactive in meeting our members diverse financial needs. Moreover, as we continue to expand our reach into new markets, we are excited about this partnership helping us meet and exceed our growth objectives for 2020 and beyond.” Terafina’s CEO Meheriar Hasan reinforced the power of this partnership and how thrilled they are to be working with Listerhill. “Our entire team is delighted to help Listerhill grow organically and provide top notch services to its membership. We believe in the great value that Listerhill provides its communities and feel privileged to be a part of its rising story.”

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Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 26 agosto 2019

The report, which evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and their ability to execute, positioned CrowdStrike furthest for completeness of vision in the entire Magic Quadrant.According to Gartner’s “Forecast Analysis: Information Security and Risk Management, Worldwide, 4Q18 Update,” the worldwide EPP (enterprise) software market is expected to grow from $6.5 billion in 2019, to $7.5 billion by 2022.ii. “We believe CrowdStrike’s position in the Leaders quadrant validates that our cloud-native model empowers the delivery of endpoint security services at a pace and scale that meets the needs of modern, distributed businesses,” said George Kurtz, chief executive officer and co-founder of CrowdStrike. “We started CrowdStrike from the ground up in the cloud to provide a radically new approach to security and solve the problems faced by modern businesses using fossilized, disparate solutions deemed ineffective in the cloud era. Our placement as furthest for completeness of vision confirms the value proposition that our platform approach and single-agent architecture offers our customers in stopping breaches, while also reducing complexity and security sprawl.”The CrowdStrike Falcon Platform is the first and only modern, scalable single-agent EPP platform that provides a sophisticated, yet easy user experience for the enterprise and stops cyber breaches. It offers next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), managed threat hunting, IT hygiene, threat intelligence and vulnerability management, all via a single lightweight agent that is rapidly deployable and delivers a seamless experience for security teams and end-users. Falcon’s cloud-based modular architecture promotes innovation and provides customers frictionless enablement of new features and functionality in a true platform experience.CrowdStrike Falcon customers can prevent attacks on endpoints on or off the network with the power of crowdsourced data that delivers cloud-scale artificial intelligence (AI) with real-time protection and visibility across the enterprise, including at the firmware level. The CrowdStrike Threat Graph® enables the CrowdStrike Falcon to unlock the power of this data and correlate over two trillion endpoint-related events per week in real time from across the globe, fueling one of the world’s most advanced data platforms for security.In the past year, CrowdStrike has brought significant innovation to its Falcon platform. In March, Falcon for Mobile, the first endpoint detection and response solution for mobile devices, was announced. Falcon for Mobile is the only comprehensive tool that enables proactive threat identification and response, and incident investigation, on Android and iOS mobile devices. The CrowdStrike Store was announced in February of 2019, an enterprise marketplace where customers can try and deploy trusted applications.

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