FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sept. 22 is the first day of Fall and the perfect time to think about preventing serious falls through the National Council on Aging’s ‘Falls Prevention Awareness’ Day initiative.

According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), one-fourth of Americans aged 65+ falls each year.  Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. The statistics only get worse. Falls result in more than 3 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including 850,000 hospitalizations and more than 29,000 deaths.

But what happens when a loved one does fall and can’t move, speak or push a button?  Or if they become unconscious or are unable to communicate clearly?  How can you help if you don’t know that a fall has occurred? 

MyNotifi®, an automatic fall-detection wearable, can solve these problems and more for millions of Americans.  Developed under parent company, MedHab, MyNotifi is powered by a proprietary artificial-intelligence fall detection algorithm. MyNotifi is a discreet device clipped to the belt or worn on the wrist to eliminate pendant stigma.

When a fall is detected, MyNotifi connects via Bluetooth to the wearer’s smartphone and immediately sends an alert to the smart phones of designated family and caregivers. It can also indicate the exact GPS location of the fall for quicker assistance.

The MyNotifi device works with iOS and Android smart phone technology, so wherever there is cellular coverage, the user has on-the-go freedom, while staying connected to their family and friends for support. For those who do not have a smart phone, MyNotifi’s HUB, a home-based model will allow seniors to connect to their family and friends through their Internet router or modem. Seniors with smart phones will enjoy both features, as the HUB will be shipped without extra charge to all customers.

MyNotifi costs just $299. There are no monthly fees or service contracts. The product ships with both a belt clip and wristband for the ultimate user flexibility. It is waterproof, incorporates a Google Map locator and comes in multiple colors.

This new device is the brainchild of Ft. Worth, Texas, entrepreneur Johnny Ross who started the biotech parent company named MedHab in 2008 to create devices for post-surgical patients, athletes, seniors or anyone at risk of falling.

The idea for MyNotifi came to Ross while exercising at his local YMCA. The 55-year-old noticed a group of seniors socializing but not exercising.

“Obviously, there’s nothing wrong with that,” said Ross. “But there didn’t seem to be much motivation to be active.” Ross came up with the idea to program a wrist-worn device with 38 range-of-motion physical therapy exercises through the MyNotifi app that could help motivate seniors to exercise and build strength.

Physical therapists commonly use exercises like this to encourage an active lifestyle and reduce the chances for a fall.

“Many seniors want to continue living at home, rather than moving to a senior housing community, but adult children may worry about their parents living alone,” said Ross. “MyNotifi addresses this concern.”

MyNotifi immediately sends an alert to an unlimited number of personally selected friends, relatives and caregivers that the user has fallen.  They can then communicate via the MyNotifi app, assist or even call emergency services.

The goal is to respond quicker to a fall injury and potentially eliminate the need for hospitalization.     

“Falls are dangerous, but the amount of time the victim spends on the floor can be equally devastating,” Ross said. “Blood pressure and anxiety can rise, dehydration can set in and bleeding can occur along with other negative health outcomes that can lead to a hospitalization.”

MyNotifi is fully HIPAA compliant and meets all FDA Class I (exempt) regulations. 

It is available online at, by phone at 1-800-541-1420 and on Amazon.

MyNotifi is not affiliated with the National Council on Aging (NCOA); however, the Texas-based company supports the NCOA’s efforts to help mitigate falls. To learn more about the NCOA’s Falls Free Initiative, visit:

About MedHab LLC 
Fort Worth-based MedHab is a device company founded by Johnny Ross, CEO, in 2008. It specializes in the development and delivery of wearable devices employing remote technology. MedHab has created three wearable products specific to health care, wellness and sports performance. The latest is MyNotifi. For more information, go to or



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LONDON, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — In the digital era, successful companies are leveraging emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics to respond quickly to new market and customer opportunities and outperform their rivals. The CIO’s role in helping to identify and orchestrate the use of advanced technologies to help their organizations gain a competitive edge will highlight the discussion at the 2018 London CIO Executive Leadership Summit, produced by HMG Strategy, to be held on September 27, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency London in London, U.K.

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CEOs fully expect CIOs and technology executives to identify new business models and other opportunities for creating value and moving the business forward,” said Hunter Muller, HMG Strategy’s President and CEO. “To help their businesses to succeed in these highly disruptive times, CIOs need to think differently and lead courageously in powering the customer-centric organization into the future.”

The London CIO Executive Leadership Summit will kick-off with insights from HMG Strategy President and CEO Hunter Muller and David Davies, CIO, Hargreaves Lansdown who will share the top business and technology trends shaping the priorities of technology executives today.

Other captivating sessions at the summit will include an executive briefing by Simon Taylor, Co-Founder/Blockchain Practice Lead at 11:FS; an executive panel that will examine how advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, the Internet of Things, and analytics are driving speed to market and a competitive edge; an executive keynote by Mike Wyatt, Head of Chrome and Android Enterprise EMEA, Google Chrome Enterprise, on how the rise of the remote workforce, project collaboration and other trends are spurring the ascent of the Cloud Worker; an executive panel moderated by Saqib Awan, Vice President, Lightspeed Venture Partners, that will explore technology startups that are disrupting the enterprise IT landscape; an executive briefing by Bill Limond, Former CIO, National Health Insurance Co., Qatar Supreme Council of Health,  on how successful GDPR compliance can provide companies with a competitive advantage; an executive search panel that will probe the key attributes that make some technology executives more successful than others; an executive keynote by a Zscaler executive; a 1-on-1 interview with a Zoom executive; and an executive panel of top technology leaders who will share their roles in leading customer-centric strategies along with how they are working alongside fellow members of the C-suite to foster a customer-focused organization.

Notable speakers at the summit will include:

  • Alistair Fuller, CTO, Ideal Shopping Direct
  • Lee James, CTO EMEA, Rackspace
  • Caroline Sands, Head, CIO & IT Transformation Practice London, Odgers Berndtson
  • Andy Wilton, CIO, Claranet

Presenting Partners at the London CIO Executive Leadership Summit will include Google Chrome Enterprise, Zoom and Zscaler. Supporting Partners include Softtek. The Digital Cybersecurity Partner of the Year is SecurityScorecard. The Digital Partner of the Year is Adobe. 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.

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

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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 digital Resource Center deliver proprietary research on leadership, innovation, transformation, and career ascent.

The HMG Strategy global network consists of more than 300,000 senior technology 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 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.

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — At IBC2018, Sept. 14-18 in Amsterdam, Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) will demonstrate how its software-defined and SaaS solutions are changing the face of OTT and next-gen TV delivery, driving better-quality video experiences on every screen. Embracing Harmonic’s smarter, faster and simpler software-centric approach for video delivery, broadcasters, content owners and service providers can increase their business agility, launching services faster and more reliably.

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“The media and broadcast industries are evolving at a rapid pace as operators need to deliver higher quality of experiences, reach more screen types, and increase monetization. Having a scalable, flexible and, even more importantly, reliable video streaming solution at their disposal is imperative,” said Tim Warren, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Harmonic. “Whether an operator is looking to launch a new skinny bundle, needs a reliable disaster recovery solution, a live sports streaming platform with low latency, or the ability to deliver pristine UHD HDR, we can help them get started in no time, with a fast ROI and minimal upfront investment.”

SaaS Supports a Variety of Business Models for Increased Efficiency and Cost Savings
Harmonic’s VOS™360 media processing SaaS covers the entire media processing chain, simplifying OTT workflows. At IBC2018, Harmonic will demonstrate enhanced channel origination workflow capabilities in the cloud for VOS360 SaaS, which leverage playout and graphic branding functionality and open up new levels of efficiency and monetization including brand reinforcement, pop-up channels, rapid service deployment and expansion, and graphic avails.

Harmonic will also showcase disaster recovery scenarios with VOS360 SaaS leveraging the cloud. VOS360 SaaS provides the disaster recovery facilities for broadcast and video streaming applications, mixing the benefits of a resilient, elastic, secure offering with a usage-based pricing model, which is an ideal solution for temporary live sports events.

Harmonic will also unveil new SaaS-based statistical multiplexing capabilities that enable service providers to statmux multiple UHD channels in a single pool or with HD MPEG-4 encoded channels for broadcast delivery. This bold approach allows for simultaneous support of next-generation OTT streaming and traditional complex broadcast statmux delivery systems.

Additionally, Harmonic and ecosystem partners will unveil a new groundbreaking, out-of-this-world UHD HDR OTT service powered by VOS360 SaaS.

Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) Boosts OTT Content Monetization
Harmonic will unveil new content replacement and personalization features for VOS360 SaaS. VOS360 SaaS enables operators to deliver advanced server-side targeted advertisements, personalize content delivery per audience, geography or syndication, as well as leverage SCTE 224 to replace content during blackouts, ultimately increasing monetization for OTT content and resulting in increased revenues.

New Origin Capabilities Improve OTT Delivery
Harmonic will highlight new best-in-class origin capabilities supporting unified CMAF with DASH and HLS, providing low latency on every screen and support for various ecosystems.

Encoding Support for Dolby AC-4 Enables Next Generation-Audio Experiences
At IBC2018, Harmonic will demonstrate support for Dolby AC-4, a next-generation audio format developed by Dolby. Dolby AC-4 is an end-to-end solution that provides broadcasters and service operators the most efficient way to deliver high-quality, accessible, immersive and personalized sound. It is also the only next-generation audio format capable of delivering Dolby Atmos.

Peek into the Future with Innovative Demos on AV1, AI and VR
Harmonic will demonstrate several new innovations at IBC2018, including AV1 encoding capabilities for VOD content; artificial intelligence (AI) encoding technology that improves QoE for live video; and 8K tiling technology for the delivery of VOD VR content with Tiledmedia, Digital Immersion and Viaccess-Orca.

Harmonic will showcase its latest innovations at IBC2018, Sept. 14-18 in Amsterdam at stand 1.B20. Further information about Harmonic and the company’s solutions is available at

About Harmonic
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, enables  media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality broadcast and OTT video services to consumers globally. The company has also revolutionized cable access networking via the industry’s first virtualized CCAP solution, enabling cable operators to more flexibly deploy gigabit internet service to consumers’ homes and mobile devices. Whether simplifying OTT video delivery via innovative cloud and SaaS technologies, or powering the delivery of gigabit internet cable services, Harmonic is changing the way media companies and service providers monetize live and VOD content on every screen. More information is available at

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements concerning Harmonic’s business and the anticipated capabilities, advantages, reliability, efficiency, market acceptance, market growth, specifications and benefits of Harmonic products, services and technology are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the risks and uncertainties more fully described in Harmonic’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017, its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its Current Reports on Form 8-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Harmonic as of the date hereof, and Harmonic disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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SAN JOSE, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — NetworkFinancials introduces Market Inspiration Screen, the smartest ever investment screen for investment research and management strategies making TROVA platform first of its kind to help in achieving multi-dimensional multi-fold benefits.

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About TROVA Market Inspiration Screen:

Investors look at various quantitative (e.g. earnings summary, growth) and qualitative datasets (e.g. innovation, customer satisfaction)  for finding good investment opportunity and managing their existing portfolio for maximum ROI. These data come from various sources and take significant time to research those data for finding actionable insights. Market Inspiration Screen addresses this multi-dimensional analytical problem with an innovative approach to get these valuable real-time insights within the reach of just a click.

To learn more and be among the first to explore Market Inspiration Screen, request a demo here

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TROVA is a high performance Data Platform powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), that simplifies investment research and inspires to make better investment strategies with higher confidence.

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NetworkFinancials Inc is a San Jose, CA based FinTech startup. NetworkFinancials vision is to inspire people who are not into investing but would like to invest if investment research data is available in consumable way with high reliability and at the same time inspiring those who are already investing to invest more with more confidence through TROVA, it’s high performance investment research data platform.

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BEIJING, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Gridsum Holding Inc. (“Gridsum” or “Company”) (Nasdaq: GSUM), a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and artificial intelligence (“AI”) solutions in China, today reported that it has received a letter from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market (“Nasdaq”), dated August 21, 2018.  The letter notified the Company that the Nasdaq staff has determined to grant the Company additional time to regain compliance with Nasdaq’s listing requirements, provided the Company files its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2017 (“2017 Annual Report”) by October 29, 2018, and provides the Nasdaq staff with an update on the Audit Committee’s internal investigation on or before September 28, 2018. In the event the Company does not satisfy such terms, the Nasdaq staff will provide written notification that the Company’s securities will be delisted, and the Company may appeal that determination to a Nasdaq Hearings Panel. The Company expects to satisfy the Nasdaq requirements, including by filing its 2017 Annual Report on Form 20-F by October 29, 2018.

About Gridsum

Gridsum Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: GSUM) is a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and AI solutions for multinational and domestic enterprises and government agencies in China. Gridsum’s core technology, the Gridsum Big Data Platform, is built on a distributed computing framework and performs real-time multi-dimensional correlation analysis of both structured and unstructured data. This enables Gridsum’s customers to identify complex relationships within their data and gain new insights that help them make better business decisions. The Company is named “Gridsum” to symbolize the combination of distributed computing (Grid) and analytics (sum). As a digital intelligence pioneer, the Company’s mission is to help enterprises and government organizations in China use data in new and powerful ways to make better informed decisions and be more productive.

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LONDON, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Creative Virtual, a world leader in customer and employee engagement, knowledge management and self-service solutions, is sponsoring the company’s sixth annual CRMXchange Technology Innovation Showcase webinar titled ‘Humans & AI: The Perfect CX Power Couple’. Chris Ezekiel, Founder & CEO, will share a series of live demonstrations during the webcast on Thursday, 6 September 2018 showing how organisations are using the combination of humans and artificial intelligence to deliver a positive customer experience.

“For some time now, we’ve been learning about how customer experience is a key differentiator in the marketplace, but delivering a positive experience continues to be a struggle for many organisations as they try to support more contact channels than ever before,” says Chris. “I’m looking forward to sharing how Creative Virtual’s intelligent solutions empower organisations to use a combination of artificial intelligence and humans to improve omnichannel customer service and build better relationships with customers.”

During his presentation, Chris will give an inside look at bringing together AI and human input to provide quality self-service options, improve live chat and contact centre performance, and increase customer satisfaction scores. Through a series of live demonstrations, attendees will learn:

  • Best practices for implementing chatbots, virtual agents, and live chat to provide accurate and seamless omnichannel engagement
  • The benefits of centralising knowledge management and using a single orchestration platform to deliver consistent support across contact channels
  • Ways to leverage a hybrid of machine learning and human curation of content to reduce support costs while improving conversational engagement

To register for the ‘Humans & AI: The Perfect CX Power Couple’ webcast, visit the CRMXchange website. A recording of the event will be provided to all registrants.

To learn more about bringing together humans and AI to enable anywhere, anytime customer and employee engagement, visit the Creative Virtual website.


Creative Virtual, winner of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2017, is a world leader in self-service solutions that enable anywhere, anytime customer engagement between brands and their customers. Leading global organisations including Lloyds Banking Group, BT, HSBC, Chase and InterContinental Hotels Group rely on our award-winning V-Person™ technology to improve their customer support experience, increase sales, reduce costs and build brand loyalty.

Backed by an experienced, expert team as well as an extensive partner network, our innovative virtual agent, knowledge management and business intelligence platform empowers organisations to provide customers with consistent, accurate, personalised and seamless omnichannel engagement across web, mobile, social, SMS, contact centre, service desk, live chat and IVR channels. Delivering significant contact deflection and reductions in average call handling times, as well as increased first contact resolution, together with powerful customer analytics and outcome tracking, the V-Person Smart Help platform is the most compelling self-service product in the world today.

Creative Virtual is headquartered in the United Kingdom with operations in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore and Hong Kong. For more information about Creative Virtual and V-Person technology, please visit our website at


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TEL AVIV, Israel and NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — prooV, the world’s first PoC-as-a-Service platform, has been named a 2018 Stratus Award winner by the Business Intelligence Group in their annual business award program. The organization sought to identify the companies, products and people that are offering unique solutions that take advantage of cloud technologies.

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prooV facilitates and streamlines the proof-of-concept (PoC) process for startups and enterprises, allowing them to configure, connect, and compare PoCs through remote and secure testing environments in the cloud. prooV compresses the often tedious and time-consuming practice of finding, testing and evaluating new solutions into mere weeks. With hundreds of startup technologies on its platform, in areas such as artificial intelligence, big data, cybersecurity and Internet of Things, prooV provides enterprises with a comprehensive view into the ideal technologies and related benchmarks to meet their business goals.

“By bringing the proof-of-concept process to the cloud, prooV offers companies a secure and customizable platform where they can discover, test and evaluate technology solutions to fulfill their larger innovation strategy,” said Toby Olshanetsky, co-founder and CEO of prooV. “The 2018 Stratus Award recognizing our PoC platform is a testament to how we are helping companies around the world by transforming the innovation process with a truly unique solution to run PoCs.”

“prooV is clearly ahead of the pack helping to drive practical innovations in the cloud,” said Maria Jimenez, Chief Nominations Officer of Business Intelligence Group. “The cloud is now part of all of our daily lives and the staff and volunteer judges are pleased to shed a little light on these innovative services, organizations and executives.”

“I am so proud of our employees and partners for their dedication and hard work,” Olshanetsky continued. “We know that the work you are doing is transforming the world as we know it and our technology will continue to lead the industry.”

About prooV

prooV™ ( is the first PoC-as-a-Service platform that brings together global enterprises and startups/independent software vendors to discover, connect, execute and evaluate Proof-of-Concepts (PoCs) through remote, secure and data-rich testing environments. Founded by serial entrepreneurs who recognized the inefficiencies in the modern PoC process, prooV offers a radical new approach to testing, tracking and analyzing vendor solutions, accelerating the journey from RFP to PoC.

About Business Intelligence Group

The Business Intelligence Group was founded with the mission of recognizing true talent and superior performance in the business world. Unlike other industry and business award programs, business executives — those with experience and knowledge — judge the programs. The organization’s proprietary and unique scoring system selectively measures performance across multiple business domains and then rewards those companies whose achievements stand above those of their peers.


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AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — New Knowledge, a cybersecurity company that protects corporations from covert, coordinated disinformation campaigns, announced today that it has raised $11M in a Series A funding round led by existing investor GGV Capital, with participation from Lux Capital.

Founded by the vanguard of national security and machine learning, New Knowledge uses novel techniques to combat automated digital attacks that sabotage brand reputation. The company’s combination of artificial intelligence and human analysis work to identify attacks, analyze the source and mitigate the spread of malign narratives. New Knowledge will use the funding to expand its sales and marketing to scale in new markets and to establish itself as the leader in disinformation defense.

“We are living in an age of information warfare,” said New Knowledge CEO, Jonathon Morgan. “Disinformation campaigns may be highly organized and well-funded state attacks on industry, as well as individual operators trolling the internet to create chaos and division. Attacks against governments and political figures are well documented, and the problem has expanded to include attacks against companies, brands and public figures. New Knowledge’s mission is to help companies identify these threats early, and to remediate them before they gain momentum and erode a company’s reputation.”

“As disinformation campaigns and automated media manipulation have accelerated, New Knowledge has emerged as critical to helping preserve the digital media platforms that the technology sector has helped build,” said GGV Capital Partner, Glenn Solomon. “While social and digital media platforms have taken important steps to thwart hackers and trolls, they cannot be relied upon solely to correct this growing problem. The team at New Knowledge has devised a solution that goes beyond social listening to combat disinformation at the source and help businesses prevent threats from spinning out of control. At GGV Capital we seek to invest in great entrepreneurs addressing large and growing markets with innovative technologies. New Knowledge is focused on a very exciting and important opportunity and we’re excited to back the company.”

Since its launch in 2015, New Knowledge has helped clients across entertainment, energy, financial services and defense sectors to protect their online communities, their brand reputation and integrity. With a mission to protect public discourse, New Knowledge provides companies with the first end-to-end disinformation defense solution that can monitor, detect, and mitigate against malicious digital attacks. 

About New Knowledge
New Knowledge is a cybersecurity company specializing in disinformation defense for highly visible brands under attack by coordinated and covert digital manipulation campaigns. Through machine learning and AI the company detects threats before damage is done. The company is based in Austin, Texas and is backed by GGV Capital, Moonshot Capital, Haystack Ventures, Geekdom Fund, Capital Factory and Spitfire Ventures.

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FORT MILL, S.C., Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced a strategic collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University to advance artificial intelligence and robotic technologies to help distribution centers address rising demands fueled by rapid growth in e-commerce.

The initiative brings together Honeywell Intelligrated, a division of Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions, and Carnegie Mellon’s National Robotics Engineering Center. The two organizations are advancing the capability of artificial intelligence and robotics technologies to benefit distribution centers, which are becoming more integrated and complex, and looking to robotics solutions to improve productivity and performance in fulfilling orders.

“It is becoming increasingly difficult to staff supply chain operations fast enough to satisfy the growth in e-commerce. Developing advanced machine learning capabilities and applying it to critical distribution center applications is a key enabler for our customers,” said Pieter Krynauw, president of Honeywell Intelligrated. “Our industry expertise coupled with the research capability of Carnegie Mellon accelerates our ability to bring advanced technology to market at scale and deliver much-needed capacity and productivity gains for distribution centers through digital transformation.”

“With this initiative, we are combining leading-edge robotic technology from Carnegie Mellon with Honeywell Intelligrated’s logistics and industrial robotics expertise,” said Dr. Herman Herman, director of the National Robotics Engineering Center at Carnegie Mellon University. “In a period of such extreme growth for robotics, it is vital to have the technical platform along with the domain expertise and real-world data to push technology forward to commercial maturity.”

The rapid growth of e-commerce is putting increased pressure on distribution centers to fulfill orders quickly and accurately for retailers and consumers. According to research by eMarketer, e-commerce sales in the U.S. will increase approximately 16 percent in 2018, to exceed $526 billion. This growth will continue, with e-commerce projected to account for more than 12 percent of U.S. retail sales in 2020.

The Honeywell and Carnegie Mellon University collaboration will focus on developing a next-generation architecture to control and operate multiple robotic applications. The platform uses machine learning to enable critical decision-making capabilities, intelligent motion, collision avoidance and reliable sensing making it practical to deploy advanced robotics in dynamic, unpredictable environments.

Honeywell’s approach enables continuous learning and performance improvements to adapt to changing conditions in the enterprise. This allows for the automation of more complex warehousing tasks, such as unloading shipping containers and picking packets or individual e-commerce orders.

Honeywell Intelligrated delivers a broad portfolio of automation equipment, software, service and support to more than 60 of the top 100 global retailers and half of the top 100 internet retailers. The business has more than 25 years of experience providing robotics solutions for manufacturing and distribution operations and is a certified robot integrator by the Robotic Industries Association.

The National Robotics Engineering Center develops and matures robotics technologies and solutions from concept to commercialization, solving the most challenging problems in many sectors such as material handling, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, energy, defense and others. The organization has produced more than 650 inventions in over 20 years, with deep expertise in unmanned ground vehicles, autonomy, sensing and perception, machine learning, machine vision, operator assistance, 3D mapping and position estimation.

Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) provides products, software and connected solutions that improve productivity, workplace safety and asset performance for our customers across the globe. We deliver on this promise through industry-leading mobile devices, software, cloud technology and automation solutions, the broadest range of personal protective equipment and gas detection technology, and custom-engineered sensors, switches and controls. We also manufacture and sell a broad portfolio of footwear for work, play and outdoor activities, including XtraTuf and Muck Boot brand footwear.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Deep technology investment platform Propel(x) announced that Tianqiao Chen, founder of global investment firm Shanda Group, has committed to invest $10 million in deep technology startups on the Propel(x) platform.  Known for his interest in transformative technologies that promise to change people’s lives and drive social change, Chen is expected to invest in multiple companies that aspire to create breakthroughs in science and technology.

“Shanda’s mission is to invest in innovation that can change the world,” said Chen.  “We are increasing our venture capital activity and leveraging Propel(x)’s expert community and extensive due diligence on each startup will help us quickly identify investment opportunities.”

“We’re honored that Shanda chose Propel(x) to help expand its investments in deep tech,” said Lisheng Wang, co-founder of Propel(x). “We share a similar mission: ‘Change the world by helping the next generation of great companies.‘ By funding breakthrough technology and science startups, we believe investors have the power to change the world. Large and small investments alike enable companies to find cures for debilitating diseases, create abundant energy for all, and even take us into space.”  

Tianqiao Chen and Chrissy Luo – Investing that makes a difference

Tianqiao Chen and his wife Chrissy Luo founded Shanda Interactive Entertainment in 1999 and the company quickly became the largest online game company in China. After privatizing the company and selling their shares in its publicly listed subsidiaries, the Chens transformed the Shanda Group into a private investment firm which focuses on public markets, venture capital and real estate. Their venture capital team is particularly interested in brain-related technologies because the Chens believe it has the potential to help people and could spark the next technological revolution. As further evidence of their commitment to unlocking the mysteries of the mind, Chen and Luo established the Tianqiao and Chrissy Chen Institute in 2016 and committed US $1 billion of their personal wealth to advance fundamental brain research.

About Shanda Group 

Shanda Group was founded in 1999 by Chairman and CEO Tianqiao Chen and his family. The company started in the online entertainment space and has since transformed into one of the largest, privately-owned investment groups in the world, with interests across a variety of asset classes including public markets (primarily financial services, technology and healthcare sectors), venture capital and real estate.

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