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Global Cognitive Informatics Market by Technology, Solution, Sector, Industry Vertical, and Region 2019-2024

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 ottobre 2019

This report assesses the cognitive informatics market including technologies, companies, strategies, and solutions. It includes analysis by industry sector and major industry verticals. It also evaluates the impact of 5G, edge computing, and IoT on the cognitive informatics market. All forecasts provide a market outlook from 2019 through 2024. The report also provides specific recommendations by application area and industry verticals. Largely aligned today with biomedicine apps and the healthcare industry, cognitive informatics is poised to become an important aspect of every major vertical. The cognitive informatics market relies upon those technologies that improve human information processing. Technologies included within this interdisciplinary domain always include some degree of Artificial Intelligence and cognitive computing, but are increasingly involving Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices, networks and systems. In fact, this multidisciplinary combination of cognition and information sciences includes the convergence of AI and IoT, which is also referred to as the AIoT market.As human beings have cognitive limitations (such as attention, comprehension, decision-making, learning, memory, learning, and visualization), the cognitive informatics market seeks to provide human cognition augmentation and enhancement. Advancements in the understanding human behavioral science, neuroscience, and psychology are combined with innovation in AI such as improved Natural Language Processing (NLP) mechanisms and linguistics processes. Machine learning improvements to areas such as what is said vs. what is meant and context-based AI are leading to an overall improvement in man-machine interfaces critical to successful cognitive informatics market implementation.

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Topcon Announces the Release of Harmony Into the EMEA Region

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 31 agosto 2019

Following Topcon’s release and clearance of Topcon Harmony, a class II medical diagnostic software, in October 2018 to the US market, Topcon now announces the release and clearance of the software into the EMEA market. This medical diagnostic application is the next generation data management system for eye care specialists. Topcon Harmony is a responsive browser-based software application for on-site or cloud-hosted environments, that allows you to connect all of your diagnostic instruments, regardless of manufacturer, in one secure, web-based platform.Coinciding with the Harmony launch in the EMEA region, Topcon’s existing product Optoflow will be re-branded as Harmony Referral System (Harmony RS). The two software solutions will cater to the diverse needs of the eye care sector, with Harmony providing a vendor-neutral web-based data management application for connecting imaging devices, and Harmony RS providing a cloud-based network designed especially for health care practitioners to share clinical information, referrals and other clinical correspondence.“We are very inspired by the launch of Topcon Harmony in the EMEA region. It will be a great addition to our existing product portfolio. With these two solutions, we look forward as we continue to fulfill the needs of a wide variety of customers while helping them solve their clinical, data management and communication challenges,” discloses Anssi Ylimaula, Managing Director of Topcon Healthcare Solutions EMEA.In September, Topcon will be showcasing Harmony at the ESCRS Congress in Paris, booth B109 in Hall 7 Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, where leading ophthalmologists from around the world gather to see the latest advancements in the field of eye care.For those not attending ESCRS or for those that just can’t wait, it is already possible to schedule online software demonstrations. To learn more, visit the product page at

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Elastic Launches Elasticsearch Service on AWS in London Region

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 agosto 2019

Elastic N.V. (NYSE: ESTC), the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, is excited to bring the official Elasticsearch Service to the London region on AWS.
This will provide our growing set of customers in the United Kingdom and across Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the immediate ability to start a free trial and deploy our Elasticsearch Service on AWS in London with a few clicks, with features you can’t find anywhere else. The EU West 2 (London) region on AWS is Elastic’s 10th global AWS region for Elasticsearch Service, complementing the nine other regions supported globally on AWS and an additional four regions on GCP, two of which — Belgium and Frankfurt — are in Europe. Now you can create Elastic Stack deployments inside the United Kingdom, all at the click of a button.“We see growing interest from companies to use our Elasticsearch Service across the UK public sector, but also in technology, media, retail, finance, and healthcare,” said Samantha Wessels, Vice President, Sales, EMEA at Elastic. “The cloud is becoming an important deployment vehicle for our users and customers deploying the Elastic Stack. In addition to the requirements for data locality, we’re seeing customers move to our Elasticsearch Service for features like our deployment templates, machine learning, and having technical support from the creators of Elasticsearch.”

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European Entrepreneurial Region Award 2020

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 giugno 2019

The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) label given by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) rewards regions with the most credible and forward-looking entrepreneurial vision. This year the city of Gdańsk in cooperation with the Pomorskie Region, the Business Region of Gothenburg and the region of Navarra were selected as winners for their outstanding strategies and commitment to boosting entrepreneurship within their territories.President of the European Committee of the Regions, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, congratulated the winners saying, “This year’s European Entrepreneurial Region award is proof that by allowing the business community to flourish, regions and cities can create jobs and are the social fabric of Europe. The winners are an inspiration to us all proving that through cooperation, innovative thinking and building the right conditions locally, they are the drivers of sustainable growth in Europe.”
The joint application of the City of Gdańsk and the Pomorskie Region is based on a coherent set of growth-promoting activities. Demographic changes and population ageing is a challenge for the region, as well as for other territories in Poland. Gdańsk/Pomorskie’s EER strategy is based on the recruitment and development of skilled human resources and investing in entrepreneurship. The region was selected based on its impressive set of targeted actions dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining talents, nurturing start-ups and innovative SMEs and providing business education to young people.
The Gothenburg Region is one of Europe’s fastest growing metropolitan regions by means of urban development and infrastructure investments. Gothenburg’s EER strategy has a focus in improving the business climate and creating better conditions for SMEs to flourish. For this the strategy includes six strategic areas: skill supply, power of attraction, infrastructure and accessibility, land readiness, business climate and innovation power.
The region of Navarra as a pioneering region in supporting entrepreneurship in Spain, aims to improve the rate of entrepreneurial activity in the local population. The region is currently developing its 2020-2022 entrepreneurship plan that sets out targeted actions needed to continue on the path of improving enterprise survival rate, annual growth and entrepreneurial activity rate indicators. The region’s “Smart Specialisation Strategy – Navarra S3″, includes main pillars as promoting entrepreneurship, reduction of regulatory burden, access to finance and markets and internationalization.”The Government of Navarre is committed to a socially and territorially cohesive Navarra, open and interconnected, made up of creative and entrepreneurial persons engaged in a modern and competitive economy, that stands out for its industrial strengths, its commitment to the environment, health and quality of life, in a setting of transparency and trust, to become a benchmark in sustainable development”, said Manu Ayerdi, Vice-President of the Government of Navarra.The European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) award is a project that each year identifies and rewards three EU territories, which show an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth and competences. The territories with the most credible, forward-looking and promising plan are granted the label “European Entrepreneurial Region” (EER) for the following year.The EER jury – composed of CoR members, representatives of EU institutions, social partners and territorial associations – will monitor the implementation of the prize-winning regional strategies throughout 2020 with the aim of providing the winners with an objective outside view on their policies and the progress made during that year. Die EER 2020 winners can share and discuss their main results and achievements with other regional and local authorities as a part of the EER network.

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Nordic capital regions top the ranking, while innovation divide remains a concern

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 20 giugno 2019

Helsinki-Uusimaa in Finland, Stockholm Region in Sweden and Copenhagen Region (Hovedstaden) in Denmark are the three most innovative regions in the EU, according to the European Commission’s Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2019 published on Monday. The scoreboard demonstrates some convergence in regional performance with decreasing performance differences between most EU regions, although the gap to the most modest performers has grown.Markku Markkula, First Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions and the Chair of the Regional Board of Helsinki-Uusimaa, stated: “The European Commission’s 2019 European Innovation Scoreboard and Regional Innovation Scoreboard show that the EU’s innovation performance has been improving for four years in a row. This has also been the case for most EU regions, of which 159 out of 238 have increased their performance over the last eight years. I’m delighted to see my region, Helsinki-Uusimaa, emerge on the top of the ranking ahead of our Scandinavian neighbours from Stockholm and Copenhagen regions.” “However, while the European Commission report highlights decreasing performance gaps between leading, strong and moderate innovators, at the same time some EU regions are lagging even further behind. Those regions that often suffer from brain drain and ageing population need support to develop adequate research infrastructures and to renew their research and scientific human potential locally. We need stronger partnerships between the leading innovation regions and others, including inside each Member State and between regions throughout Europe. Moreover, through clearer and more accessible rules for the Horizon Europe programme the EU can facilitate fair and transparent participation and distribute excellence more equally across Europe as a whole”, Markkula stressed.
“Europe needs to more investment and forerunners to become a global leader. As an example, the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals can only be speeded up through effective partnerships using EU financing instruments along with private investors”, Markkula concluded.Members of the European Committee of the Regions will debate on the localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals with Jyrki Katainen, European Commission’s Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, at next week’s plenary session on 26 June.

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GSMA: Asia Set to Become World’s Largest 5G Region by 2025

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 giugno 2018

Asia Pacific is on track to become the world’s largest 5G region by 2025, led by pioneering 5G markets such as Australia, China, Japan and South Korea, according to the latest edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy report. Launches of commercial 5G networks in these markets beginning next year will see the Asia region reach 675 million 5G connections by 2025, more than half of the global 5G total expected by that point. Asia’s move to state-of-the-art mobile broadband networks reflects the mobile ecosystem’s growing value to the region’s economy. According to the report, Asia’s mobile industry added $1.5 trillion in economic value last year, equivalent to 5.4 per cent of regional GDP.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series of conferences.

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Azerbaijan’s centrality in the geopolitical and geostrategic role of the Caspian highlighted in Paris

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 ottobre 2015

In the context of the refugee crisis and changing relationships between the West with Russia and Iran – both of which are neighbours of Azerbaijan – this is a pivotal time for the South Caucasus powerhouse to demonstrate its importance to the region. On 21 October these were highlighted during a panel discussion in Paris at L’Hôtel de l’Industrie, headquarters of the Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale (SEIN), located near the Sorbonne University and the centrepiece of French industry since 1852. The conference was organised by TEAS, the International Geostrategic Maritime Observatory (IGMO) and SEIN, and attended by over 60 delegates, including H.E. Elchin Amirbayov, Azerbaijani Ambassador to France; H.E. Aurelia Bouchez, incoming French Ambassador to Azerbaijan; and diplomats from the Iranian, Georgian, Russian and Turkish embassies, amongst others.Azerbaijan is currently in the midst of an energy revolution. The development of the Shah Deniz II full-field development has led to the 3500km, $45bn Southern Energy Corridor, which ill see gas piped through the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP), Trans-Anatolian Pipeline (TANAP) and Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to an Italian interconnector, thereby representing supply diversity for much of Europe, away from overreliance on Russian resources. This will initially see up to 16bn m3 (bcm) of gas pumped to Turkey per year, and then Europe, by 2018 and 2020, respectively. The corridor is being constructed at over-capacity, and has the potential to carry up to 31bcm, augmenting Azerbaijani Caspian supplies with those from Central Asia – and possibly Iran – and transforming Azerbaijan into both a supply and transit country.After Gilles-Henri Garrault, Vice-President: International Relations, SEIN, opened the event, Ellen Wasylina, President, IGMO, presented the special edition of the Geostrategic Maritime Review, which focuses on the Caspian region.Marie-Laetitia Gourdin, Director, TEAS France commented: “This is an important time to hear about the strategic importance of the Caspian Sea. Azerbaijan is a major partner of the EU, located in the Caspian, and it has established many business and commercial relationships with EU member countries. This publication is a very important addition to the available literature on the country.”Gulmira Rzayeva, Senior Editor of the Geostrategic Maritime Review – The Caspian Sea; Associate, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Strategic Studies (SAM) under the President of Azerbaijan said: “It is necessary to raise awareness of the countries around the Caspian Sea by organising events of this type in Paris and other capitals in Europe.”She continued: “Energy is certainly the most important issue in the Caspian region. In the publication, we tried to cover the Caspian from different angles. We included such topics as the Trans-Caspian Pipeline, which has geopolitical implications, in addition to the demarcation of the legal status of the sea. EU countries are key customers for Azerbaijan16, as it reduces their reliance on Russian gas. Azerbaijan is developing the Southern Energy Corridor, and this represents an alterative energy source to Russian Gazprom. Liquiefied Natural Gas (LNG) will be particularly important in the future. Iran has the resources, but it will need to produce more gas and oil.”Dr Efgan Niftiyev, Expert, Hazar Strateji Enstitüsü, who moderated the panel discussion, reiterated this, saying: “The Caspian is taking centre-stage in global geopolitics and is central to the former Soviet space. The West is interested in collaborating with the region in terms of energy security and has been primarily responsible for the development of resources in the region. Now we are seeing local companies involved in the development of the Shah Deniz field and construction of the Southern Energy Corridor.”Oktay Tanrisever, Professor at METU-Turkey, specialising in Regional Security, Energy and Environment and Turkish Foreign Policy, commented: “The development of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) since 2012 has resulted in Russia unleashing its power in the region, and Russia and Kazakhstan – two littoral states in the Caspian Region – are members of the EEU. However, Baku has demonstrated its ability to pursue an independent policy.”Slavtcho Neykov, Chairman, Energy Management Institute, Bulgaria, said: “All presentations today have focused on security of energy supply. It is also important to take into account the security of demand and infrastructural security. The Southern Energy Corridor will play an important role, but it will initially carry only 16bcm per annum, whereas total EU consumption is 530bcm.”Sonja Lekovic, Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency, explained: “The Caspian Sea has an important role to play in the world of energy. Azerbaijan continues to pursue an independent policy, is achieving its 2020 objectives, and has achieved a greater reduction in energy intensity of any country in the region, partly due to the replacement of oil with natural gas and the adoption of new, energy-efficient technologies.”Jane Amilhat, Deputy Head of Russia–CIS Unit, DG Trade, European Commission, continued: “We are in favour of greater economic integration, but this doesn’t really exist in the Caspian Region. The countries need to be integrated with the world monetary market, and Azerbaijan is coming closer to this. The EU is seeking market integration, energy security and supply diversification and hence the Caspian Region is particularly important to us.”Agathe Thomas, ENGIE Representative in Baku, concluded: “Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan account for 13 per cent of the world’s gas reserves. With around 18 per cent of total reserves – making it the top potential supplier of gas ­– Iran has the potential to become a major export country, and this will be a gamechanger. Azerbaijan is an oil producer with huge ambitions for gas and has the potential to produce 30bcm per annum.”The evening concluded with a question-and-answer session and cocktail reception for more informal discussions.

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Emerging Europe and Central Asian

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 25 ottobre 2011

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Eschborn, Countries in Emerging Europe and Central Asia needto reformtheir education and training systems in order to provide the right skills demanded by labor markets, says a newWorld Bank report, Skills, Not Just Diplomas: Managing Education for Results in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The report will be released on October 25th in Eschborn, Germany, at the 6th World Bank Europe and Central Asia Education Conference. Having skilled workers boosts innovation, competitiveness, labor productivity, and earnings, which are key to ignite and sustain inclusive economic growth in the region.
Three factors jeopardize the quality and relevance of education systems. First, there is too little focus on measuring skills—the ultimate outcomes of the education and training process. Second, schools and local authorities often lack flexibility and freedom to respond to rapidly evolving needs and the local context due to still pervasive centralized management in many countries. Third, countries have struggled to reorganize their school networks in the face of shrinking student cohorts, resulting in misallocation of scarce resources—for example in maintenance of nearly empty schools rather than in restoring the attractiveness of the teaching profession.
The Skills, Not Just Diplomas report analyzes the challenges and opportunities to prepare education and training systems to address this situation, building on cutting-edge policies and successful international experience. The report recommends focusing reform efforts in three main areas:
‘Turn the lights on’—focus more on measuring the skills students and adults have. To improve the quality and relevance of education, some large knowledge gaps need to be filled. For instance, what skills—both, problem-solving, technical and behavioral skills—are students lacking? New surveys are needed to measure the skills of youth and the adult population, and assess what skills firms are looking for. With knowledge on what the gaps are, policies can be designed, for instance, to improve curriculum, teacher training, and career choice.
Enable adaptation—give more flexibility to schools and local authorities. In order to keep up with rapidly evolving labor markets, decision making on how best to organize the instruction process to produce the right skills needs to move from centralized ministries of education to local authorities and schools. They are more attuned to students’ needs and to local context, and thus need more freedom and flexibility to manage budgets, influence courses offered, and select and manage their staff.
pend smarter—address sector inefficiencies. Policymakers can tap budgetary savings by addressing significant inefficiencies in the sector—such as oversized school networks—to restore the attractiveness of the teaching profession, expand early childhood and adult education and training, and measure learning outcomes to systematically inform policy design.
The findings and recommendations of the report are intended to contribute to national debates on the reforms to education and training systems to make them serve the needs of inclusive growth strategies of countries across the region.

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