HONG KONG, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sharing Economy International, Inc. (“SEII” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: SEII) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, EC Technology & Innovations Ltd. (“EC Technology”), has entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the shareholders of iMusicTech Limited (“iMusicTech”), regarding a potential acquisition by EC Technology of not less than 51% of iMusicTech.

iMusicTech develops music and sound hardware and software technologies. The iMusicTech team has extensive experience in sound engineering and mobile application development. iMusicTech is one of the early Licensed Software and Hardware developers to support Apple smart devices, and was the first Hong Kong IT company to implement ISO20000 and ISO2700I international standards.

“The Company’s new strategy is to build sharing economy and commerce models across different vertical markets,” said Parkson Yip, COO of SEII. “Our new technology teams have a shared vision of building a secured transaction and application platform that provides an easy plug-and-play model for sharing economy application developers, where they do not have to worry about secured transaction handling. This transaction and application platform will facilitate the sharing of common transaction tokens, common user IDs, and a rich database of user sharing behaviors and interests across different sharing applications. With information provided by artificial intelligence engines, sharing applications that build on top of our Sharing Blocks can provide more targeted and personalized services to the users.” 

“The development of a music sharing platform extends our vision of sharing from commonly known workspaces, cars, tools, bicycles and personal trips further into intellectual property businesses.  The iMusicShare platform and application allow musical artists and performers to monetize their work on this social commerce application. Through our secured transaction platform, which will be developed under our recent cooperation agreement with CoAssets, anyone can compose and perform music. According to Statista, the global online digital music market was approximately $7.8 billion in 2016. At the same time, China’s social live video streaming market reached $3 billion in 2016. By combining both models, sharing music and performances on a social live streaming platform with music intellectual property commerce, we believe SEII can establish a new, large global market beyond these two existing markets.”

“We are moving aggressively and rapidly in executing our sharing economy verticals. In order to achieve our goals in the most efficient way, we will continue to seek sharing platforms and technology partners with acquisition opportunities or forming new strategic cooperation partnerships.”

There can be no assurances that the parties may enter into any agreement to do a transaction, and even if an agreement is entered into, there can be no assurances that such transaction will be consummated.

About Sharing Economy International Inc.

Sharing Economy International Inc., through its affiliated companies, designs, manufactures and distributes a line of proprietary high and low temperature dyeing and finishing machinery to the textile industry. The Company’s latest business initiatives are focused on targeting the technology and global sharing economy markets, by developing online platforms and rental business partnerships that will drive the global development of sharing through economical rental business models. Moreover, the Company will actively pursue blockchain technology in its existing and to-be-acquired business, enabling the general public to realize the beauty of resource sharing.

About iMusicTech Limited

iMusicTech Limited was founded in 2008 and is an information technology company in Hong Kong. iMusicTech has strived to develop innovative technology in both hardware and software development of music and sound products and services. iMusicTech is the first IT company in Hong Kong implementing ISO20000 and ISO2700 international standard for IT Service Management and Security Award.

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No. 17 fastest-growing private company in the United States will use the new currency to facilitate international expansion

CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Strike Social — the No. 17 fastest-growing private company in the United States, according to the Inc. 500 — is happy to announce the inclusion of Dash as a form of payment for digital advertising campaigns.

Strike Social, the No. 17 fastest-growing private company in the United States. (PRNewsFoto/Strike Social)

Strike Social holds the distinct honor of being the largest YouTube ad optimization firm, with half of its revenue coming from Facebook and other digital ad platforms, such as Amazon, DoubleClick, Snap, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Strike Social operates in 14 different fiat currencies, which can access 40 countries outside the U.S.

“It’s hard to express how labor intensive, painstaking and expensive it is for companies to operate across borders in fiat currencies,” says Patrick McKenna, Strike Social’s chairman and co-founder. “The cost to manage a global operation in your own accounting and finance departments is tough, and in most cases, you have to hire local tax specialists in each country to help you stay in compliance with laws to keep banking.”

It was a four-year march by Strike Social to establish four separate foreign subsidiary entities and set up 10 different traditional banking relationships in eight countries. Still, the company couldn’t reach a few major economies, such as Brazil and India.

“Adding Dash as a payment gets us the rest of the world, and with their negligible transaction fees, it’s a home run for us and our customers,” McKenna adds.

The global digital ad spend is expected to hit $269 billion next year, reaching a total of $335 billion by 2020. “We’ll take the whole thing in Dash if we have to,” says McKenna.

For more information about Strike Social, visit strikesocial.com.

About Strike Social
Strike Social harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to drive the best outcomes in YouTube and social media advertising. Through media-buying software and service, Strike Social manages 15,000+ campaigns each day for the world’s leading agencies and brands, including Beats, Xbox, Honda, Mattel and KFC. With global operations, Strike Social is headquartered in Chicago. Learn more at strikesocial.com.

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DUBLIN, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

The “Image Sensor Market by Technology (CMOS, CCD), Processing Type (2D, and 3D), Spectrum (Visible, and Non- Visible), Array Type (Linear, and Area), Vertical (Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Industrial), and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The image sensor market was valued at USD 14.19 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 24.80 Billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.75% between 2017 and 2023.

Major factors driving the growth of this market include the increasing penetration of image sensors in automobiles, the trend of miniaturization and dual camera in smartphones and tablets, and the demand for improved medical imaging solutions.

This report segments the image sensor market on the basis of technology, processing type, spectrum, array type, vertical, and geography. The image sensor market for CMOS technology is expected to hold the largest share by 2023. CMOS image sensors are preferred over CCD sensors owing to small size, low power consumption, ease of integration, faster frame rate, and lower manufacturing cost. Advancement in the CMOS image sensor technology has improved the performance of image sensors, which have increased the penetration of the CMOS technology in consumer electronics. Lower selling price and enhanced performance have boosted the market for the CMOS technology.

The 3D image sensor market for image sensors is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. 3D image sensors find its application in fast-growing applications such as ADAS, machine vision, and computer vision. Another driver that is expected to drive the market for 3D image sensors is artificial intelligence in smartphones. Some companies, such as Apple, are already working on the inclusion of 3D image sensors in smartphones, and other smartphone manufacturers are expected to follow the same trend.

The market for non-visible spectrum is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period. The market for non-visible spectrum is gaining traction owing to its increasing use in automotive, medical, consumer electronics, and industrial applications.

Market Dynamics


  • Increasing Penetration of Image Sensors in Automobiles
  • Trend of Miniaturization and Dual Camera in Smartphones and Tablets
  • Demand for Improved Medical Imaging Solutions


  • High Manufacturing Cost


  • Innovation By OEMs of Image Sensors Will Lead to the Increase in the Use of Image Sensors in Applications Such as Machine Vision, ADAS, and Wearables


  • Decreasing Market for CCD Technology and Migration From CCD to CMOS is Posing as A Challenge

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Image Sensor Market, By Technology

7 Image Sensor Market, By Processing Type

8 Image Sensor Market, By Spectrum

9 Image Sensor Market, By Array Type

10 Image Sensor Market, By Vertical

11 Geographic Analysis

12 Competitive Landscape

13 Company Profiles

  • AMS
  • Airy3D
  • Ambarella
  • Canon
  • Chronocam
  • Fastree 3D SA
  • Hamammatsu
  • Himax
  • ON Semiconductor
  • OmniVision
  • Panasonic
  • Pixart Imaging
  • Pixelplus
  • SK Hynix
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Samsung
  • Sharp
  • Sony
  • Teledyne
  • Unispectral

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The “AI Innovations in Future of Manufacturing” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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Information technology has been largely impacting the manufacturing industry. With the increase in the number of IIoT solutions and real-time data processing, predictive analytics is enabling processing of large volumes of data captured from the connected machines. The current scenario includes involvement of humans in making logical decisions along with low-level machine processors. The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) or cognitive intelligent systems will thus enable machines to self-detect vicissitudes in the manufacturing processes and be in-built with capabilities to respond in real time with limited need for human intervention. Mass customization, complete automation, adoption of intuitive robots, and responsive intelligent machines will be enabled by the adoption of AI technologies.

This technology and innovation report provides a detailed look into the world of artificial intelligence and the key research focus areas that will impact the manufacturing sector. This study also focuses on AI technologies and how they enable various manufacturing supply chain participants to become smarter. Other modules include market potential, market participants, as well as implementation case studies and the future of individual technologies and its impact on the manufacturing sector.

Key questions answered in the study:

  1. What are the trending technologies of AI in manufacturing?
  2. What is the value addition of AI technologies in manufacturing?
  3. What are the key trends that will shape the cognitive factory?
  4. Who are the cognitive solution providers?
  5. What are the benefits of AI application in manufacturing?
  6. What is the market potential of AI?
  7. What are some of the strategies that manufacturers should adopt to accelerate growth?
  8. What are future technology trends? How will it impact the industrial and manufacturing sectors?

Key Topics Covered:

1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Explanation of Research Methodology
1.4 Key Findings

2.0 Technology Status Assessment
2.1 Cognitive Manufacturing Era
2.2 Current Scenario in the Manufacturing Industry and the Need for Advancements
2.3 Adaptable Agile Technology over Rule Based
2.4 Benchmarking of Current Technology with AI
2.5 Supply Chain and How Organizations Are Adopting and Aligning Themselves?
2.6 Current Trends and Competitive Strategies of Organizations
2.7 Technology Trends
2.8 Impact of Artificial Intelligence Changes the Manufacturing Industry
2.9 What are the Key Focus Areas within AI ?
2.10 What are the Key AI tools? How do they Help AI to be Used in Manufacturing?

3.0 Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Implementation Cases
3.1 AI Facilitating Development of Intelligent Manufacturing
3.2 Analytics Based on Acoustic Sound Captured Using Smart Sensors
3.3 Cognitive Analytics Enables 5% Reduction in Operational Costs
3.4 Vision-based Analytics Allows Effective Leveling
3.5 Eliminating Waste in Production Lines with Automated Vision Systems
3.6 Recognition of Defective Objects Using Machine Learning
3.7 Innovations in AI Enable Cost Savings
3.8 Improved Operational Savings within Three weeks Using Analytics
3.9 3D Printer with AI?

4.0 Assessment of Market Potential
4.1 AI: A Growing Market
4.2 Research Focus Areas
4.3 Factors Driving Adoption
4.4 Unique Challenges in Industrial Artificial Intelligence
4.5 Global initiatives
4.6 Companies to Action

5.0 Strategic Viewpoint
5.1 Strategic Viewpoint on Adoption Factors
5.2 Impact Analysis of AI in the Manufacturing Sector
5.3 The Road Ahead
5.4 Key Conclusions

6.0 Key Patents and Contacts
6.1 Key Patents on Deep Learning in Manufacturing Sector
6.2 Key Patents on Machine Learning in Manufacturing Sector
6.3 Key Patents on Machine Vision in Manufacturing Sector
6.4 Key Patents on NLP in Manufacturing Sector
6.5 Key Contacts
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Featuring High Performance SoC, Ultra-High-Speed CMOS Transceivers with 112G+ SerDes, Multi-Die Packaging, and extended HBM+

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Socionext Inc., a leader in state-of-the art system-on-chip technology, will feature its high performance SoC designs, serial transceiver technologies and advanced packaging solutions at the annual DesignCon conference, Jan. 31Feb. 1 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Booth 1239.

Socionext Inc. logo (PRNewsFoto/Socionext Inc.)

At DesignCon, Socionext will showcase ultra-energy-efficient 56Gb/s PAM4 SR to LR CMOS transceivers and demonstrate solutions that are optimized to help companies cost-effectively meet today’s performance, functionality and time-to-market package design requirements.

As Cloud Service Providers adopt 56Gb/s serial connectivity to accommodate the rapid growth of traffic in their data centers, they require 56+Gb/s signaling for chip-to-module, chip-to-chip, and board-to-board communications. Socionext offers proven energy-saving SerDes transceivers operating from 1 to 56Gb/s, with 112+ Gb/s solutions available later in 2018.

Socionext’s roadmap further extends these capabilities by utilizing its ultra-high-speed ADC & DAC technologies, a key component in coherent and direct detect optical networking SoCs enabling Terabit (Tbps) datacenter interconnect (DCI) solutions for hyperscale cloud operators.

Furthermore, with the adoption of Artificial Intelligence applications within the cloud data center, there is an increasing demand for greater interconnect bandwidth, larger on-chip memory, and ultra-low latency. Socionext is a leading provider of extended HBM+, multi-die packaging, and advanced process node solutions for meeting and exceeding these emerging requirements. As a proven and reliable partner, Socionext quickly delivers high-quality designs that use advanced packaging, high-performance, multi-die SoCs.

Socionext will be raffling great prizes at DesignCon, so stop by booth#1239 to learn more!

For the DesignCon website and programs, visit http://www.designcon.com/

About Socionext Inc.
Socionext is a new, innovative enterprise that designs, develops and delivers System-on-Chip products to customers worldwide. The company is focused on imaging, networking, computing and other dynamic technologies that drive today’s leading-edge applications. Founded in 2015, Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its product development and sales activities.

For product information, visit the company’s website at http:// socionextus.com, e-mail [email protected] or call 1-844-680-3453. For company news and updates, connect with us on Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/socionextus) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/socionextus)

Company and product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and subject to change without advance notice.


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NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — After IRPA AI announced the first-ever Artificial Intelligence Incubator and Accelerator (AIIA) initiative back in July, 75 start-ups expressed interest in participating. The first four start-ups have been vetted and chosen to be in the inner circle. These four start-ups were announced at IRPA AI’s 4th Annual Automation Innovation Conference.

Institute for Robotic Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence (PRNewsFoto/IRPA)

“We are looking for the next big thing in AI tech. We started the incubator, it’s moving, and we can help you,” said Frank Casale, founder of IRPA AI and creator of AIIA.

The four chosen start-ups will receive advice and go-to-market support to get to market and ensure profitability. AIIA also provides selection assistance for global 2,000 enterprises.

ChoiceWORX is an intelligent automation software firm that is revolutionizing IT operations by leveraging the power and scalability of artificial intelligence. ChoiceWORX recently launched Apptinuum, which transforms enterprise intelligent automation for end-user support and infrastructure management, resulting in lower operational costs, improved MTTR, and better customer experience.

BrainBoxx Academy specializes in online and on-site Robotics Process Automation and Intelligent Automation training. They offer candidates training expertise in process analysis, operational excellence, automation design, and development through to testing, delivery, and production at each stage of the automation lifecycle.

SiriusIQ offers Next-Gen AI with workflow automation that streamlines business processes, conversations, analytics, and more. By combining the power of the SiriusIQ workflow engine with AI and bot technologies, SiriusIQ enables secure, scalable migration of just about any data from point A to point B.

Ruta N, the Colombian public-private organization dedicated to the development of innovative technology-based businesses, along with IRPA AI launched the Digital Americas Pipeline Initiative (DAPI). DAPI will develop an AI Center of Excellence and create a robust talent hub for hard-to-find, leading edge RPA and AI skills.

AIIA will expand its inner circle in 2018, with more start-ups being vetted and accepted. Support is offered for start-ups looking for market, technology, or financial mentorship. Applications are accepted for artificial intelligence, cognitive, robotic process automation software and solutions.

Successful profiles will have an interesting concept that solves an enterprise problem, be differentiated in a market with commensurate Total Addressable Market, have differentiated technology across the competitive landscape, and contain awesome founders and a quality team.

If you’re interested in AIIA, we welcome inquiries from partner executives and founders summarizing your AI initiative, and what level of support you are interested in. Please contact IRPA AI incubator coordinator Molly Alexander at 516.279.6850 ext. 708 or [email protected].


Founded in 2013, the Institute for Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence (IRPA AI) is an independent professional association and knowledge forum for the buyers, sellers, influencers and analysts of robotic process automation, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence. Our global network and advisory services offer leading-edge market intelligence, industry research, sourcing assistance, events as well as offer opportunities to learn and network with stakeholders across service industry functions. Membership in IRPA AI is free. To join and to learn more about IRPA AI please visit: www.irpaai.com.

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LONDON, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Overview:
Artificial Intelligence is increasingly integrated in many areas including Internet search, entertainment, commerce applications, content optimization, and robotics. The long-term prospect for these technologies is that they will become embedded in many different other technologies and provide autonomous decision making on behalf of humans, both directly, and indirectly through many processes, products, and services.

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Leading industry verticals are beginning to see improved operational efficiency through the intelligent combination of AI and Robotics.

Personal robotics is anticipated to accelerate as consumer acceptance will increase substantially over the next five years. Robotics in business will accelerate as less expensive hardware and improvements in AI lead to improved cost structures and increased integration with enterprise software systems respectively.

The massive amount of data generated by robotics will create opportunities for data analytics and AI-enabled decision support systems. Emerging areas for enterprise robotics include Robotics as a Service, Cloud Robotics, and General Purpose Robotics.

This comprehensive research offering addresses AI and Robotics in Consumer, Enterprise, and Industrial markets consisting of the following reports:
• Personal Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022
• Aerial Drones in Industry and Defense: Market Outlook and Forecasts for UAV 2017 – 2025
• Robotics in Industrial, Enterprise, Military, and Consumer Products, Services, and Solutions 2017 – 2022
• Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence: Market Assessment, Application Analysis, and Forecasts 2017 – 2022
• Cloud Robotics: Technologies, Leading Companies, Solutions, Market Outlook, and Forecasts 2017 – 2022
• United States Enterprise Automation and Robotics: Market Analysis and Forecasts by Application 2017 – 2022
• Artificial Intelligence in Big Data Analytics and IoT: Market for Data Capture, Information and Decision Support Services 2017 – 2022
• Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing: Market Outlook for Communications, Applications, Content, and Commerce 2017 – 2022

Target Audience:
• AI companies
• Robotics companies
• Investment organizations
• Data management vendors
• Industrial automation companies
• Enterprise across all industry verticals

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics (LG) was honored with more than 90 awards at CES® 2018, led by the Official CES Best TV Product Award (presented by Engadget) for the fourth consecutive year, this time for the new LG AI OLED TV (model C8). LG also earned numerous best-of-show honors for the LG InstaView ThinQ™ Refrigerator and LG 4K UHD Projector.

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LG received top accolades from Engadget, BGR, Reviewed.com, SlashGear, TechRadar, HD Guru, Techlicious and others in addition to 19 CES Innovation Awards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA™) – including the Best of Innovation Award for the LG 4K UHD Projector – across home appliance, home entertainment and mobile communications categories.

Highlighting the significance of the awards, William Cho, president and CEO, LG Electronics North America, said, “LG’s 2018 innovations unveiled at CES include home appliances and home entertainment products with LG ThinQ AI (artificial intelligence) as well as the successful LG V30 smartphone in a brilliant new Raspberry Rose color. We also debuted our revolutionary new α (Alpha) 9 intelligent processor that further enhances performance of our flagship LG AI OLED TVs.”

At CES 2018, LG unveiled a range of products including the first TVs with the Google Assistant built-in, most notably the LG SIGNATURE AI OLED TV W8 which won more than 10 awards at CES. The LG InstaView ThinQ Refrigerator followed in award wins, offering a streamlined food management system through LG’s webOS platform and Amazon Alexa integration that makes shopping for groceries, playing music, checking the weather, managing your calendar and more, simple.

Top awards earned by LG at CES 2018 include:

LG AI OLED TV C8: Engadget: Best of CES – Best TV Product, Reviewed.com: CES Editors’ Choice Awards

LG SIGNATURE AI OLED TV W8 with ThinQ/ α (Alpha) 9 Processor: Consumer Technology Association 2018 CES Innovation Awards: Video Displays, Pocket-lint: Best TVs of CES, CES Editors’ Choice Awards, Techlicious CES Top Picks, TechRadar: The Best Tech at the Show, TWICE: Picks Awards

LG InstaView ThinQ Refrigerator: BGR: Best of CES, Consumer Technology Association 2018 CES Innovation Awards: Home Appliance, Gadgetmatch: Best of CES, Gear Diary: Best of CES, Reviewed.com: CES Editors’ Choice Awards, TWICE: Picks Awards

LG 4K UHD Projector: 9 to 5 Toys: Best of CES, Consumer Technology Association: 2018 CES Innovation Awards – Best of Innovation, TWICE: Top Picks Awards

LG 34-inch 5K UltraWide Monitor: MacRumors: CES 2018 – Best of CES Unveiled, SlashGear: Best of CES, The Verge: Awards at CES

LG V30 Smartphone: Consumer Technology Association 2018 CES Innovation Awards: Wireless Handsets and Accessories, Videomaker: Best Smartphone of CES

For a complete list of LG’s CES 2018 awards and accolades and additional information about LG’s products at CES please visit https://ces2018.lgusnewsroom.com/.

About LG Electronics USA
Named CES® 2018 4K UHD Partner, LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $48 billion global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home appliances, home entertainment products, mobile phones, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LG.com.






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SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the lineup of keynote speakers for Open Source Leadership Summit, taking place March 6-8 in Sonoma, CA.

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The Linux Foundation Open Source Leadership Summit is the premier forum where open source leaders convene to drive digital transformation with open source technologies and learn how to collaboratively manage the largest shared technology investment of our time. An intimate, by invitation only event, Open Source Leadership Summit fosters innovation, growth and partnerships among the leading projects and corporations working in open technology development. It is a must-attend for business and technical leaders looking to advance open source strategy, implementation and investment.

Confirmed keynote speakers and panelists for this year’s event include:

  • Deepak Agarwal, VP of Artificial Intelligence, LinkedIn
  • Subbu Allamaraju, VP of Technology, Expedia
  • Dustin Bennett, Software Engineer Sr. Manager, The Home Depot
  • Austen Collins, Founder & CEO, Serverless Inc.
  • Justin Dean, SVP Platform & TechOps, Ticketmaster
  • Ashley Eckard, Sr. Software Engineer, The Home Depot
  • Dr. Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology, AT&T Labs
  • Chen Goldberg, Google Container Engine and Kubernetes Lead, Google
  • Nidhi Gupta, SVP of Engineering, Hired
  • Patrick Heim, Operating Partner & CISO, ClearSky Security
  • John M. Jack, Board Partner, Andreessen Horowitz & and Advisor to The
    Linux Foundation
  • Edward Kearns, Chief Data Officer, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Marten Mickos, CEO, HackerOne
  • Tarry Singh, Author, AI, ML & Deep Learning Executive, and Deep Learning Mentor at Coursera
  • Aaron Symanski, Chief Technology Officer, Change Healthcare
  • Rachel Thomas, Co-Founder, Fast.ai
  • Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

The full lineup of keynotes and sessions will be announced in early February.

Speaking proposals for summit sessions are still being accepted through this Sunday, January 21. Those wishing to submit a proposal can do so here.

Members of the press who would like to request a press pass to attend should contact Dan Brown at [email protected].

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YouTube: Why Attend Linux Foundation Events (https://youtu.be/X_rLxfmLlYY)

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As companies move forward on digital transformation to optimize business processes and offer distinctive services and customer experiences, CIOs and technology executives are in a terrific position to identify where the greatest opportunities for success can be attained. But in order to succeed, CIOs must act as the CEOs of technology and demonstrate the courageous leadership that’s needed in working with the C-suite and the board of directors to drive successful, transformational change. These will be the dominant themes discussed at the upcoming 2018 Charlotte CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on February 13, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C.

HMG Strategy's 2018 Charlotte CIO Executive Leadership Summit

“To help navigate the company into the future, the CIO needs to think like a CEO and display fearless leadership,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President & CEO. “This includes identifying and articulating in business terms how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain and edge computing can be used to create new business models and distinctive services for customers.”

The Charlotte CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with a thought-provoking executive panel featuring Shoukat Ali Bhamani, Vice President, CIO & CDO, Schaeffler Group Americas; Marc Hamer, Corporate VP, Digital and Global CIO, Sealed Air Corporation; and Angela Yochem, EVP Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Novant Health, who will explore what it takes to lead, reimagine and reinvent the enterprise along with their roles in leading digital transformation strategies and opportunities for working with fellow members of the C-suite to ensure successful execution.

Other outstanding sessions will include an executive panel that will explore how to find technology entrepreneurs and unleash their passion in your organization; a panel of leading search executives who will examine the top attributes that enable effective technology executives to succeed; an executive panel that will share valuable approaches for providing distinctive customer experience that can differentiate the brand; a panel of technology executives that will explore emerging technologies that are driving speed to market and opportunities to obtain a competitive edge; and an executive panel who will share their experiences as to how courageous leadership can create value and generate new waves of business growth in the modern enterprise.

Prominent speakers at the summit will include:

  • Bryce Austin, CISM, Strategist & CEO, TCE Strategy
  • Michael Del Priore, CIO, Diversey
  • Drew Lockhart, CIO, Ally Bank Consumer and Commercial Products
  • Ted Mueller, CIO & VP of Operations, Bissell Companies
  • Vijith Nair, SVP, Global Regulatory Reporting – Transaction Review Program Leader, Bank of America
  • Joe Topinka, CIO, SnapAV

Gold Partners for the Charlotte Summit include Accrue Partners, Duo, and Nutanix. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year includes SecurityScorecard. Strategic Partners include Egon Zehnder, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn Ferry, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. Alliance Partners include Amplify Partners, Glynn Capital, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sequoia. Association Partners include the SIM Charlotte Region, the Charlotte Area Technology Collaborative (CATC), the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA).

To visit the Charlotte summit website and register for the event, click here

About HMG Strategy

HMG Strategy is the world’s largest independent and most trusted provider of executive networking events and thought leadership to support the 360-degree needs of technology leaders. Our regional CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Series, newsletters, authored books, and online Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent.

The HMG Strategy global network consists of over 300,000 senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. HMG Strategy’s exclusive CIO and CISO Executive Leadership Alliance (CELA) program provides top-tier technology executives with unparalleled peer-to-peer off-the-record straight talk to strengthen their decision-making capabilities and accelerate their career ascent. The CELA program is complemented by the CELA Executive Decision Support services (EDS) which connects enterprise technology executives with their contemporaries who are able to offer their expertise, practical experience, and insights in disciplines ranging from effective C-suite communication strategies to crafting successful 1-3-5-year technology roadmaps.

Additionally, our partnerships with the world’s leading search firms provide vital insights into the evolving roles of the CIO and CISO.

The HMG Strategy CIO Executive Leadership Series offers a completely unique experience for IT executives to gain the latest insights and best practices for driving increased business value through the use of IT, and build invaluable relationships with peers and industry experts. The HMG Strategy CISO Executive Leadership Series is designed to provide information security leaders with the insights and best practices they need to tackle the most pressing cyber security challenges facing the enterprise today and going forward.

For more information on joining the strongest executive leadership network and exploring our independent, forward-thinking thought leadership platform, please visit www.hmgstrategy.com.

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