Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) Giving the U.S. Battlefield Advantages

PALM BEACH, Florida, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As artificial intelligence (AI) works its way into everyday life via industries like healthcare, finance and entertainment, governments around the world are increasingly investing in another of its applications: autonomous weapons systems. Many are already developing programs and technologies that they hope will give them an edge over their adversaries, creating mounting pressure for others to follow suite. These steps appear to mark the early stages of an AI arms race causing the development of military AI to accelerate worldwide. There are currently seven key players in the growing AI arms arena: the United States, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Israel, and South Korea. The U.S. of course is among the most active. In September 2018, the Pentagon committed to spend USD 2 billion over the next five years through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop [the] next wave of AI technologies…. Such as using artificial intelligence and machine learning to give ground-combat vehicles autonomous target capabilities. Active companies in the markets this week include Hawkeye Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: HWKE), Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS), Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS), Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSX: PAT) (OTCQX: PTOTF), FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR).

Of course, what the U.S. develops will be shared, in some way, with its allies and partners. Just last month in Defense.gov Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan, the director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center said, Artificial intelligence will give the United States, its allies and its partners advantages that will expedite and better inform decision-making on the battlefield, reducing the risk of casualties and collateral damage and that within the next year or two, artificial intelligence will begin to be employed in warfighting operations.

Hawkeye Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: HWKE) BREAKING NEWS: Hawkeye today released comments on the U.S. special operations raid that killed the Islamic State militant group’s top terrorist Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was identified through a combination of A.I. facial recognition technology and DNA analysis.

The United States Special Operations Command’s (SOCOM) use of A.I. facial recognition technology and DNA analysis assisted in reducing several high-risk factors associated with the mission. Military officials and personnel declared the mission a success, which were also backed up by live surveillance feeds used to inform national security advisers of Special Operations efforts.

The military operation comes at a critical point where technology will begin to play a role in differentiating U.S. military capabilities globally. Imaging technology and powerful camera systems are essential to subdue threats and identify possible terrorists. With the increased adoption of AI systems in the military sector, the industry will be even more capable of differentiating between high-risk factors and non-threats.

“We are pleased to see the military leveraging camera technology with the use of facial recognition software,” said Corby Marshall, founder and chief executive officer of Hawkeye Systems. “Our recent CRADA agreement with the Department of Defense further exemplifies the necessity of AI-enabled camera systems, which not only improve training efficacy, but will also improve targeting, surveillance and recon for military leaders.”

Hawkeye Systems’ AXA camera system is equipped with volumetric capture and light field capture, which allows a wider field of view and superior real-time image processing capabilities. The AXA is intended to provide the military with a 360-degree, user-defined and customized, field of view in real-time that is exportable to multiple users or group outputs through various platforms simultaneously.

“Hawkeye’s AXA technology adds data elements previously not present in raw data and provides an advanced framework to baseline AI for military personnel. This allows us to provide pristine data for analysis, which minimizes collateral damage and unintended causalities,” Mr. Marshall added. “We also expect that our ability to provide virtual presence and AI-enabled holographic imaging will have various new applications, military and otherwise.” Read this and more news for Hawkeye Systems athttps://www.financialnewsmedia.com/news-hwke/

As an example of how AI could directly benefit warfighters, Air Force Lt. Gen. Jack Shanahan noted that intelligence analysts sometimes view full-motion video for 12 hours a day. “It’s very excruciating work and easy to make mistakes, and [it’s] just not really conducive to decision-making.” AI could help them,” he said, because “a basic definition of AI is machines performing at or above the level of human performance.” Still, he cautioned, using AI doesn’t mean there won’t be mistakes. “All humans are fallible, with or without AI,” he said. “One of the JAIC’s goals is getting AI out at speed and scale to benefit the warfighters,” Shanahan said. AI funding is $89 million for the current fiscal year and $200 million for fiscal year 2020, which begins Oct. 1, he added.

Other recent developments in the markets this week include:

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) – The Army Historical Foundation and Leidos (LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, announced that Leidos has contributed a total of $500,000 toward construction of the National Museum of the United States Army. At a ceremony in the Museum’s Experiential Learning Center (ELC), Leidos presented a check for the final $300,000 of the company’s contribution to the Museum’s Capital Campaign. The Museum is being constructed at Fort Belvoir, Va. and will open to the public on June 4, 2020.

“Leidos’ generosity will go a long way in helping us construct a permanent tribute to the 30 million men and women who have worn the U.S. Army uniform,” said LTG Roger Schultz, USA-Ret., president of the Army Historical Foundation. “Roger and the team at Leidos clearly appreciate the value this magnificent Museum will have for both our Army and our nation. We are deeply grateful to them for making it possible for us to tell the history of the U.S. Army in the way it deserves to be told.”

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS) recently announced that it was awarded a multi-million dollar contract to develop a VPH to simulate real-world equipment and battle conditions for NVESD. Using Cross Reality (XR) technologies, NVESD’s objective is to better understand how soldiers react to the technology and evaluate its impact on their performance.

Holodecks are staging environments in which participants may engage with different virtual and real environments. Often used for training purposes, these technologies are also valuable for assessment and related applications similar to NVESDs. The knowledge products that will result from this applied research will support NVESD’s future research and capabilities development to enhance soldier lethality. Kratos is an industry leader in developing highly immersive environments that combine digital, haptic and biological realities that go beyond virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR) and augmented reality (AR). he technology encompasses a wide spectrum of hardware and specialized software, including sensory interfaces, applications, and infrastructures, which enable content creation for VR, MR and AR environments.

Patriot One Technologies Inc. (TSX: PAT.TO) (OTCQX: PTOTF) developer of the PATSCAN™ Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform, will officially announce a new officer safety initiative at the 2019 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Chicago, Illinois at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

In addition to demonstrating the PATSCAN Platform at its booth #3950, the Company will introduce and demonstrate its new PATSCAN VRS-M (Mobile) concept. Thanks to its partnership with the University of North Dakota (UND), Patriot One will demonstrate the solution using a UND Police Department vehicle. The PATSCAN VRS-M is focused on police officer safety and is designed for installation in police or other public safety vehicles. The solution offers three alert solutions for police. The first capability is threat detection with real-time alerts to responding law enforcement personnel and their dispatch centers, with a focus around preventing ambush attacks on officers working in and around their vehicles. The second capability of the PATSCAN VRS-M will be to alert of potential traffic collisions due to lane drift of passing vehicles, while officers are conducting traffic stops. The third capability of the video recognition solution will be for BOLO/LPR alerts. The automatic BOLO/LPR system will search license plates visible to the camera and then alert the officer when an identification has been made.

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced that its Boson®-based thermal sensing technology has been selected by Veoneer, a tier-one automotive supplier, for its level-four autonomous vehicle (AV) production contract with a top global automaker, planned for 2021.

The Veoneer system will be the first in the industry to include multiple thermal sensing cameras that provide both narrow and wide field-of-view capabilities to enhance the safety of self-driving vehicles. Thermal sensing cameras excel in driving situations where other sensor technologies are challenged, including low-visibility and high-contrast conditions such as: nighttime, shadows, dusk, or sunrise; while facing direct sun or headlight glare; and in challenging weather conditions including fog and environmental conditions such as smoke. When combined with analytics, thermal sensing cameras can help detect and classify a broad range of common roadway objects and are especially adept at detecting people and other living things, what AVs want to avoid most.

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Delve Launches Contextual Vulnerability Prioritization

MONTREAL and NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Delve, the pioneer in AI-Based vulnerability assessment and prioritization, today announced the release of its Contextual Prioritization, the first vulnerability prioritization solution that provides a unique vulnerability risk score for each asset in the enterprise, a stark improvement over the generic, one-size-fits-all scores available previously.

“Just about every organization struggles with an overwhelming number of network vulnerabilities, and determining which ones should be remediated first is both labor-intensive and colossally imprecise,” noted Gabriel Tremblay, Delve’s founder and CEO. “Being able to automate vulnerability prioritization using factors wholly unique to every asset and its role in the enterprise completely changes the way IT and security teams can conduct vulnerability management operations.”

By leveraging the power of machine learning and other AI techniques, Delve builds a comprehensive view of each vulnerability and the network on which it resides to prioritize remediation efforts in context.  To date, vulnerability risk scoring has been independent of the vulnerability’s environment in the enterprise, but with Delve’s pioneering Contextual Prioritization, remediation efforts are now prioritized by a meaningful vulnerability risk score – based on nearly 3 dozen internal and external factors – unique to each network and enterprise, so IT and security teams know what to remediate first, based on the risk each vulnerability poses to their network.

“Delve’s been a game-changer for us,” added Darryl MacLeod, Information Security Manager at Securicy (securicy.com). “Delve’s Contextual Prioritization enables us to intelligently execute our vulnerability remediation efforts to maximize risk reduction with minimal resource expenditure.  No other vulnerability management vendor offers prioritization in the context of our unique network environment.”

With its roots established in penetration testing, Delve has combined that foundation with machine learning and other modern AI techniques to make Contextual Prioritization practical.  Added Pierre-David Oriol, Delve’s VP of Product, “the sheer volume of asset and vulnerability data on a typical enterprise network would make Contextual Prioritization impossible to implement without leveraging modern AI technology.”

Contextual Prioritization is available now and delivered with Delve’s core vulnerability management product.  To learn more, visit delvesecurity.com.

About Delve

Delve (delvesecurity.com) is transforming the way enterprises conduct vulnerability management. By leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence and a view of each vulnerability in the context of its individual characteristics within the organization, the asset’s importance, and external factors, Delve delivers a meaningful, prioritized list of vulnerabilities that enables teams to reduce vulnerability risk while minimizing remediation activity. Delve was founded in 2014 and has offices in Montreal, New York, and San Francisco.

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TA Digital Awarded High Growth Award in 2019 for BigCommerce

NEWARK, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — TA Digital, a leading global digital transformation agency, announced today that it has been named High Growth Award winner in the 2019 BigCommerce Agency Partner Awards. The awards were showcased during an annual contest that recognizes agency partners that provide merchants with innovative solutions to deliver world-class online experiences. Presented by BigCommerce, the leading ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, TA Digital was identified as an Agency Partner Award Winner for its experiential commerce and data-driven approach.

“We are very grateful for this honor and recognition from BigCommerce in receiving the High Growth Award of 2019. This year has marked a tremendous expansion for us in the Experience and Commerce space. This award and the amazing case studies we have developed this year are a testament to the amazing work that our team does for our clients every day,” said Dr. Ali Alkhafaji, CTO, TA Digital.

“Receiving this award is another example of TA Digital helping enterprise organizations direct-to-consumer monetization strategies with BigCommerce. This recognition validates TA Digital proprietary accelerators as a proven approach for merchants to quicken time-to-market with increased cart-value and greater conversion,” said Joe Brannon, Global Commerce Practice Director, TA Digital.

The 2019 BigCommerce Agency Partner Awards offers 10 entry categories for partners to choose from, including High-Growth Award, Headless Award, Creative Problem-Solving Award, and New Partner of the Year. Winners were selected by an independent panel of judges comprised of BigCommerce executives and employees.

“Merchants come to BigCommerce looking for an open, scalable platform to help grow their business, but many also have unique needs that require additional assistance to create an online experience that perfectly captures the desires of their customers,” said Daniel Fertig, global director of agency partnerships at BigCommerce. “Beyond bringing true value to our merchant base, TA Digital was instrumental in accelerating the revenue growth of our Enterprise merchants in the last 12 months, garnering it the title of High Growth Award Winner.”

The BigCommerce Partner Awards recognize top performing agency and technology partners for their extraordinary and innovative work for BigCommerce merchants. To learn more about TA Digital, visit https://www.tadigital.com/bigcommerce/ and to see the full list of this year’s winners, visit https://www.bigcommerce.com/partners/awards/agency/.

About TA Digital
TA Digital is the only global boutique agency that delivers the “best of both worlds” to clients seeking to achieve organizational success through digital transformation. Unlike smaller, regional agencies that lack the ability to scale or large organizations that succumb to a quantity-over-quality approach, we offer resource diversity while also providing meticulous attention to the details that enable strategic success.

Over the past 20 years, TA Digital has positioned clients to achieve digital maturity by focusing on data, customer-centricity and exponential return on investment; by melding exceptional user experience and data-driven methodologies with artificial intelligence and machine learning, we enable digital transformations that intelligently build upon the strategies we set into motion. We are known as a global leader that assists marketing and technology executives in understanding the digital ecosystem while identifying cultural and operational gaps within their business – ultimately ushering organizations toward a more mature model and profitable digital landscape.

Recognized in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2019 Inc. 5000 list as one of the most successful technology companies in the United States, TA Digital is pleased also to share high-level strategic partnerships with world class digital experience platform companies like Adobe, SAP and Salesforce and possess global partnerships with industry leaders such as Sitecore, Episerver, Elastic Path, BigCommerce, AWS, Azure and Coveo.

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[24]7.ai Extends Messaging Leadership with Industry Leading Conversational AI

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — [24]7.ai, Inc., a global leader in intent-driven customer engagement solutions, today announced that it has expanded its messaging capabilities with advanced conversational AI capabilities. With this release, companies can now enrich messaging channels such as Apple Business Chat, Google RCS and Facebook Messenger with industry-leading conversational AI, sophisticated routing capabilities, and disambiguation of complex intents from [24]7.ai. Enterprises can integrate [24]7.ai conversational AI and NLU technologies with models from IBM Watson, Google Dialogflow and Google TensorFlow through open API, combining existing model structures to provide more options to meet consumer demands.

[24]7.ai, a global leader in intent-driven customer experience solutions

Consumer expectations have changed, and this shift is prompting enterprises to re-think their engagement strategies, and how they measure the costs of servicing consumers. According to a recent study by Statista, the top three messaging apps have a combined 4 billion active monthly users. With the rise of messaging, consumers expect experiences that are mobile-first, personalized, understand their intent and seamlessly integrate technology and human insights to resolve issues. Companies across multiple industries use the [24]7 Customer Engagement Platform to deliver this effortless customer experience, backed by the most advanced artificial intelligence in the industry.

“Consumers expect businesses to meet them where they are, and they want to be served in their own time, which is why we’ve built these capabilities into our platform,” said Rohan Ganeson, chief operating officer for [24]7.ai. “The shift to messaging provides benefits for both consumers and businesses. Not only does messaging provide greater convenience to customers who can interact with a company at their convenience, but enterprises can serve the consumer at different service levels than they’re used to providing. Businesses can deploy their agents differently, managing peak loads more easily and reducing the total costs per resolved contact.”  

Increase CSAT and Lower Costs by Reaching Consumers Where They Are 

An analysis of [24]7.ai consumer interaction data showed that 63 percent of consumers return within five minutes if their inquiry is not resolved. To ensure that consumers get the best experience across interactions and channels, the [24]7 Customer Engagement Platform supports continuous journeys across messaging channels. Consumers can return to the conversation at any given time, and the platform intelligently routes them to the best agent so they don’t have to start their journey all over.  

The Fall 2019 Release also includes the following enhancements:

  • Continuous Journeys Across Messaging Channels – The [24]7 Platform features intelligent routing for asynchronous environments, sharing conversation context with agents. The agent console now includes a messaging in-tray, intent tagging, and customer verification that improve agent productivity.

  • Enterprise Self-Serve Tools – The [24]7 Platform now supports the ability for both developers and non-technical teams to create, view, and modify intent models in a single UI to deploy across all messaging channels without rebuilding the models for each channel. Developers can now easily add the same models to Speech or IVR channels with one click, driving AI and workflow efficiencies to quickly implement better customer experiences.
  • Support Any Channel Today and Tomorrow – Through open channel RESTful API technology, enterprises can integrate any new or upcoming channels in the future and connect seamlessly with existing chatbot or live agent deployments. The Fall Release also features APIs for open integration, including major CRM systems.  
  • Advanced Natural Language Processing – [24]7.ai technology interprets complex layers of human speech and distills this into actionable intent. As part of the Fall 2019 Release, advanced AIVA natural language processing intelligently abstracts pre-built sentiment and social models to prioritize and seamlessly escalate to an agent when it predicts that a consumer needs to speak with an expert.
  • Seamless “Search-to-Conversational” Experience. Now with Google RCS and Apple Business Chat Suggest, enterprises can proactively suggest messaging instead of calling as a first point of contact. Enterprises can provide easy “click-to-message” functionality on Google search to deflect calls and let customers engage in their most preferred communication channel.  With Business Chat Suggest, enterprises can prompt consumers the option to iMessage when they tap the call button.

Earlier this year, [24]7.ai was recognized as a leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Conversational AI for Customer Service, Q2 2019. [24]7.ai received a differentiated rating in six out of ten criteria, including vision, human and AI blending, and vertical specialization.

For more information about the Fall 2019 Release, please visit https://www.247.ai/product-releases/fall-release-2019.

About [24]7.ai

[24]7.ai is redefining the way companies interact with consumers. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning to understand consumer intent, the company’s technology helps companies create a personalized, predictive and effortless customer experience across all channels. The world’s largest and most recognizable brands are using intent-driven engagement from [24]7.ai to assist several hundred million visitors annually, through more than 1.5 billion conversations, most of which are automated. The result is an order of magnitude improvement in digital adoption, customer satisfaction, and revenue growth. For more information, visit: http://www.247.ai.

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CMO Council Appoints Tom Kaneshige Head Of Content

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network, two executive networks operated by GlobalFluency, Inc., have announced the appointment of Tom Kaneshige as Chief Content Officer and editor of digital publications.

Tom Kaneshige - Chief Content Officer and editor of digital publications

A Silicon Valley native, Kaneshige has covered the intersection of business and technology for 20 years as an award-winning journalist at IDG (CIO Magazine, InfoWorld), Informa/Penton and TechTarget, and as a senior analyst at Forrester Research. He is immersed in the expanding marketing and sales automation landscape, disruptive trends impacting business leaders, and game-changing technology such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.

Kaneshige will head a team creating all forms of digital thought leadership content that helps chief marketers, line of business leaders, as well as growth and revenue officers succeed in their rapidly evolving roles. This includes research reports, articles, white papers, strategic briefs, press releases, blogs, newsletters, social media postings, webinars and web site information.

He will also be the managing editor of monthly eJournals and digital magazines published by the CMO Council, BPI Network, and newly formed Growth Officer Council and Growth Guidance Center. These titles include PeerSphere, Marketing Magnified, Brainwaves and the Growth Monitor.

“Trusted, relevant and peer-inspired editorial has been a hallmark of our global content communities and membership networks,” notes Donovan Neale-May, founder and executive director of the CMO Council and BPI Network. “Tom brings considerable knowledge and executive connections to our organizations, while also being an efficient, prolific and thoughtful content producer and strategist.”

The CMO Council has an active membership base of 16,000 chief marketing, digital, data, revenue, eCommerce, and customer experience officers, as well as their C-suite colleagues in finance, IT, procurement, operations, production and supply chain management. Collectively, CMO Council members in 10,000 companies control nearly $1 trillion in annual, aggregated marketing spend.

The BPI Network reaches more than 50,000 change agents and innovation leaders. These executives are often manifest in the office of the CFO, CTO, CIO and COO, as well heading lines of business, product development, strategy, digital transformation, compliance, risk mitigation, and insights.

The Growth Officer Council empowers business leaders with the necessary rigor, purpose and best practice knowledge to relentlessly pursue persistent, predictable and profitable performance. This global executive affinity network helps growth, revenue, commerce and finance leaders embrace new techniques, talents and technologies that can rev up revenue, realize better returns, and build more profitable customer relationships, valued products, and productive partnerships.

Sponsors of content marketing campaigns with these organizations have included a wide range of B2B marketers, including Deloitte, PwC, Accenture, Tech Mahindra, Wipro, CSC, Cognizant, BearingPoint, Dimension Data, IBM, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, SAS, Teradata, HP, Adobe, Marketo, etc.

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The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is the only global network of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide range of global industries. The CMO Council’s 15,000-plus members control approximately $500 billion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide. In total, the CMO Council and its strategic interest communities include more than 65,000 global executives in more than 110 countries covering multiple industries, segments and markets. For more information, visit https://www.cmocouncil.org.

 

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WeDo Technologies Named a Sample Vendor in Gartner Hype Cycle for Data Science and Machine Learning, 2019

LISBON, Portugal, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — WeDo Technologies, now part of the Mobileum group, has been named a Sample Vendor in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Data Science and Machine Learning, 2019. According to the report, “data and analytics leaders should use this Hype Cycle to understand key trends and innovations, including those related to improving expert and citizen data scientist productivity, implementing new algorithms for cutting-edge use cases, and scaling and operationalizing data science projects.”

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In the Hype Cycle for Data Science and Machine Learning 2019[1] (available to Gartner subscribers), Gartner states, “much of advanced anomaly detection is a competitive advantage today, but we expect most of the current technology driving it will be widespread and even taken for granted within 10 years because of its broad applicability and benefits.”

Gartner recently estimated “by 2022, new implementations of ML within CSP fraud management will reduce fraud losses by 10%.”[2]

According to Gartner, “advanced anomaly detection is well-established in certain applications, such as cybersecurity, fraud detection for payment cards, financial market surveillance, and control systems and health monitoring systems for physical assets such as machines, vehicles and power plants. Its use is increasing in applications as diverse as enterprise security, unified monitoring and log analysis, application and network performance monitoring, business activity monitoring (including business process monitoring), Internet of Things predictive equipment maintenance, supply chain management, and corporate performance.” Further, “they can: detect subtle anomalies that might otherwise escape notice and provide earlier warnings of impending problems.” Gartner provides the following user advice, “risk managers, IT infrastructure and operations managers, manufacturing engineers, business operations and supply chain managers, healthcare professionals, public safety managers, customer experience and relationship managers and anyone else who uses monitoring or testing systems should make anomaly detection capabilities (both traditional and advanced) a major part of the selection process for the tools they will use.”  

“As we enter a new phase of digital transformation and connectedness, the volume of data processed and the relations between entities will become more complex, making it increasingly difficult for companies to extract meaningful insights. Companies need advanced machine learning, AI and automation capabilities to help them detect risks and extract operational insights faster. We believe investing in these capabilities has ensured that WeDo remains at the forefront of Machine Learning development,” commented Bernardo Lucas, Chief Marketing Officer for WeDo Technologies, a Mobileum company.

WeDo Technologies’ risk management solutions, spanning fraud management, revenue assurance, and business assurance, provide a comprehensive set of tools to support companies as they embark on their digital transformation. In addition to providing machine learning and AI capabilities, RAID Risk Management platform is an on-premise / cloud-based platform that provides unrivaled scalability and flexibility.

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About WeDo Technologies – a Mobileum Company

WeDo Technologies, founded in 2001, is part of the Mobileum group, a leading enterprise software, and analytics company in roaming, security, fraud, and risk management serving more than 700 telecommunication providers in more than 180 countries.

Mobileum delivers analytics solutions that generate and protect revenue, reduce direct and indirect costs, and accelerate digital transformation for Communication Service Providers (CSP). Mobileum focuses on key CSP domains, including roaming and interconnect, counter fraud and security, revenue assurance, data monetization, and digital transformation. Mobileum’s success is built on its unique Active Intelligence platform, which logically combines analytics, engagement, and action technology, with deep network insights and easy CSP system integration to deliver seamless end-to-end solutions. In a recent independent third-party survey of global mobile operators, Mobileum was voted as #1 in Innovation for a group of 183 suppliers.

WeDo Technologies’ innovative risk management solutions analyze large quantities of data, enabling monitoring and control of enterprise-wide processes to ensure revenue protection and risk mitigation. In addition, its data insights empower business management solutions that accelerate automation and optimization across the digital enterprise and enable efficient business processes such as incentive compensation, collections, and wholesale roaming management.

Know more at www.wedotechnologies.com and www.mobileum.com, and follow @MobileumInc on Twitter.

Mobileum is based in California’s Silicon Valley, with offices in Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Jordan, Portugal, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Uruguay.

Sources (available to Gartner subscribers):
[1] Gartner, Hype Cycle Data Science and Machine Learning, 2019, Shubhangi Vashisth, et al, 06 August 2019.
[2] Gartner, Market Trends: Maximizing the Value of Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Automation in CSP Fraud Management, Charlotte Patrick, et al, 21 December 2018.

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CEVA Appoints Bernadette Andrietti to its Board of Directors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced that Bernadette Andrietti has been appointed to its Board of Directors, as an independent director, effective October 30, 2019. The appointment brings the total size of the Board to nine members, all of which except for Gideon Wertheizer, our Chief Executive Officer, are independent.

 “We welcome Bernadette to our Board who brings with her more than three decades of vast executive business experience. We are confident that Bernadette’s background as a driver of new marketing and demand creation initiatives will be a valuable asset to management as we endeavor to expand our customer base to OEMs and emerging industries,” stated Peter McManamon, Chairman of the Board of CEVA. “We look forward to benefitting from the diversity of perspective and new insights that Bernadette offers us.”

As Vice President of the Sales and Marketing Group for Intel EMEA, Ms. Andrietti has more than 30 years’ experience leading marketing and sales programs, product positioning and launch management, insights and marketing research, advertising, media, sales channels and promotional campaigns, as well as technical marketing for Intel. Prior to her most recent position with Intel, Ms. Andrietti headed Intel’s European sales territory, responsible for growing demand, revenues and Intel brand preference amongst the 500 million population across Europe. She currently serves on the Board of Cercle InterElles association, a leadership network of 15 companies in the technology and science fields dedicated to closing the gender gap in these fields and to promoting women leadership; last year among others topics, Cercle InterElles focused on Artificial Intelligence.  Bernadette has been Intel’s EMEA Lead for Diversity and Inclusion for the last four years.

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies. We offer Digital Signal Processors, AI processors, wireless platforms and complementary software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, voice input and artificial intelligence, all of which are key enabling technologies for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, robotics, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for 5G baseband processing in mobile and infrastructure, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device and audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For sensor fusion, our Hillcrest Labs sensor processing technologies provide a broad range of sensor fusion software and IMU solutions for AR/VR, robotics, remote controls, and IoT. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For wireless IoT, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi 4/5/6 (802.11n/ac/ax) and NB-IoT. Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

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$3.6 Billion Network Analytics Market – Global Forecast to 2024

DUBLIN, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “Network Analytics Market by Component (Network Intelligence Solutions and Services), Application (Network Performance Management, Customer Analysis, and Quality Management), Deployment Type, Organization Size, End-User, and Region – Global Forecast to 2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The Network Analytics Market is Projected to Grow from USD 1.4 Billion in 2019 to USD 3.6 Billion By 2024, at a CAGR of 20.5% from 2019 to 2024.

Addressing network complexity arising due to the advent of new technologies, such as 5G, IoT, and cloud to drive the Network analytics market growth.

Technological innovations, such as 5G, IoT, and cloud, are now demanding higher network bandwidth, which in turn, is increasing the network complexities. These new technologies increase the network traffic as well. According to Ericsson, by 2023, the introduction of 5G would increase the mobile data traffic in India by five times.

Furthermore, the number of connected devices is witnessing exponential growth, as many devices are being deployed and connected. This would lead to an upsurge in the name of devices, and the most important application would be mobile communication. According to a study by Intel, the IoT technology would connect approximately 200 billion devices by 2020.

Due to the accelerated pace of IoT deployments and the lack of standard protocols, managing several types of networks and devices has become a complicated process, which requires optimized, reliable, and stable network architecture for ensuring continuous data flow. 5G, IoT, and cloud technology are continuously increasing the complexity of networks. For managing these complex networks with high data traffic, Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based network analytics solutions act as critical solutions for all issues related to network complexities.

Enterprises with complex network infrastructure are shifting from traditional network analytics solutions to AI-powered network analytics solutions. Therefore, the increasing network complexities, due to the emergence of new technologies, are expected to drive the growth of the network analytics market.

By component, network intelligence solutions segment to account for a higher market share during the forecast period

By part, the network intelligence solutions segment is expected to hold a higher market share than the services segment during the forecast period. Network intelligence solutions is a key to support CSPs so that they can be able to deal with global market place dynamic of convergence where digital networks and other technology developments are rising, and reliable infrastructure adds a critical competitive value. Nowadays, enabling technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things are able to manage network expansion and control, and it also helps to improve the capabilities of managing the service qualities, but the introduction of such enabling technologies includes a high initial cost. Network analytics provides invaluable assistance about investment intelligence for network infrastructure and prioritize service quality issues.

Market players such as Cisco, IBM, Broadcom, Nokia, Juniper Networks, Ericsson, Huawei, Sandvine, and SAS Institute are among the leading providers of network analytics solutions in the field of network intelligence for cloud and communication service providers.

By service, professional services segment to hold a larger market size during the forecast period

Among services, the professional services segment is expected to hold a larger market size than the managed services segment during the forecast period. Professional services include designing, planning, upgrades, and technology consulting services. Deployment and integration services begin with collecting customers’ requirements, and then deploying, integrating, testing, and rolling out the solutions. Professional services offer a complete set of detailed procedures and insights for enhancing the business aspects and assure the continuity of the company.

The complete planning and execution of strategies to implement sustainable network infrastructure is offered by the services in the network analytics market. The system integration services provided by the solution providers offer cohesive services to the end-users to efficiently implement and integrate network analytics solutions into their existing IT and network infrastructure systems. The demand for these services in the market could increase rapidly due to the need for organizations to comply with the different network and radiation regulations across the globe.

Among regions, Asia Pacific to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

The market in the Asia Pacific (APAC) is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to the massive potential for the applications of network analytics solutions. The existence of a large population, developing technology, and high growth in countries, such as China, India, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong are the major contributing factors for the growth of the network analytics market in the APAC region.

Organizations in APAC are focusing on customer interests and preferences. The usage of smartphones and the internet is widely used as a primary means of connectivity. Many vendors are competing to offer the best services in the region particularly in the customer analysis and network performance management

The following key Network analytics vendors are profiled in the report:

  • Cisco (US)
  • Broadcom (US)
  • IBM (US)
  • HPE (US)
  • Ericsson (Sweden)
  • Huawei (China)
  • SAS Institute (US)
  • Nokia (Finland)
  • Netscout (US)
  • Accenture (Ireland)
  • Sandvine (Canada)
  • Ciena (US)
  • TIBCO Software (US)
  • Juniper Networks (US)
  • SevOne (US)
  • Nivid Technologies (US)
  • Fortinet (US)
  • Extreme Networks (US)
  • Innowireless (South Korea)
  • Actix (UK)
  • NetVelocity (US)

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Haivision Accelerates Cloud Strategy by Acquiring LightFlow, the Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Orchestration Media Business of Epic Labs

MONTREAL, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Haivision, a leader in video streaming solutions, today announced the acquisition of LightFlow Media Technologies S. L., the advanced media optimization business of Epic Labs.

This acquisition adds artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to Haivision’s innovation portfolio to form the basis for advances in content-aware video encoding, content indexing, object detection, as well as optimization of video contribution, distribution, and delivery for low-latency live feeds or video on-demand.

LightFlow’s technology suite also gives Haivision an advanced media cloud orchestration architecture, a foundation to accelerate the company’s cloud strategy of creating an ecosystem of modular video streaming and management technologies. The LightFlow team also led the development of the DASH.js implementation that includes low-latency CMAF support, which adds to Haivision’s overall market leadership with the SRT open source initiative and the development of the Haivision SRT Hub intelligent cloud media routing platform.

“Haivision is a recognized leader and pioneer in video streaming with the Makito series of video encoders and the open-source SRT initiative. Epic Labs is a cutting-edge innovator in cloud development and AI for video streaming,” said Mirko Wicha, founder and CEO of Haivision. “By bringing our visions together, we are poised to enable the delivery of revolutionary new end-to-end media solutions that will transform low-latency streaming workflows – from contribution and distribution, all the way to delivery and monetization.”

“LightFlow brings a vast expertise and technology to improve video workflows leveraging artificial intelligence,” said Alfonso Peletier, Founder and CEO of Epic Labs. “LightFlow finds in Haivision the scale and reach of the world leader in performance streaming. The joint team and technologies will accelerate our shared vision of delivering revolutionary cloud workflows to the market and the community.”

“Innovation is at the heart of Haivision’s cloud development efforts,” said Mahmoud Al-Daccak, Haivision’s CTO and EVP of Product Development. “Haivision is pioneering next-generation cloud video services made possible through intelligent media routing, AI-optimized media and metadata processing, as well as blockchain-enabled decentralized federated content distribution, opening new opportunities for more content providers to deliver video to ever-expanding audiences.”

“With so much real-time data available throughout the media workflow, the magic dwells in understanding, learning, and adjusting continuously to achieve optimal results,” said Miguel Serrano, CEO of LightFlow Media Technologies. “By applying artificial intelligence in different layers of the video workflow, we can harness the combined power of the cloud and edge processing to reinvent the way broadcast and media organizations produce, deliver, and monetize their content.”

The LightFlow team, based in Madrid Spain, now augments Haivision’s global development organization, which is headquartered in Montreal, with additional R&D offices in Portland, Chicago, Austin, and Hamburg.

About Haivision

Haivision is the leader in live video streaming technologies, providing more than 25,000 organizations globally with video solutions that help them stream broadcast-quality, low-latency video from anywhere. Founded in 2004, Haivision is a profitable, privately held company with headquarters in Montreal and Chicago, and regional offices located throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. To help solve the world’s most difficult video streaming challenges, Haivision open sourced its award winning SRT low latency video streaming protocol in 2017 and founded the SRT Alliance, which now has over 250 industry leading companies supporting this new standard. Awarded an Emmy® for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Haivision is also recognized as one of the most influential companies in video by Streaming Media and one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. Learn more at haivision.com.

 

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The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org) Launches Grant Program To Fund Projects Focused on Advancing Leading Practices to Address Key Business Risks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org) today announces a new grant program designed to fund projects that advance CREATe.org’s approach of providing practical resources to educate organizations about leading practices for managing risk and improving governance and compliance.

Organizations or individuals interested in learning more can review the Request for Proposal (RFP) at http://www.CREATe.org/RFP. CREATe.org is allocating approximately $400,000 for this initiative. This amount will be divided across several grants to organizations. Written proposals are due to CREATe.org by midnight December 4, 2019.

Proposed projects should concentrate on ethics, compliance, corporate governance and/or risk management on one or more of the topics of CREATe.org’s areas of focus: anti-corruption (including the ISO 37001 Anti-Bribery Management Systems Standard); cybersecurity; intellectual property (IP) and trade secret protection; or in emerging risk areas (e.g., managing trade (sanction) compliance, the ethics and responsibilities of Artificial Intelligence).

“CREATe.org was founded on the principle that companies have the power to improve business integrity across corporate ecosystems, and ideally, to communities at large. We have focused our efforts on providing practical ways to help drive this change,” stated Pamela Passman, President and CEO of CREATe.org. “We are excited to extend the mission of CREATe.org through this initiative.”

Projects can take the shape of thought leadership, quantitative research, tools development, or the development of other resources. Regardless of the format, the project should provide practical tools, resources or information that will help companies advance leading practices on CREATe.org’s mission areas. These projects should also include ways to disseminate and broadly share these leading practices with the global business community.    

About the Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org)
The Center for Responsible Enterprise And Trade (CREATe.org) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) with a mission to promote leading practices in cybersecurity, intellectual property (IP) and trade secret protection, and anti-corruption.

To achieve our mission, CREATe.org conducts a range of activities – from publishing reports and whitepapers, working with leading practitioners and experts through Advisory Councils, and contributing insights to a range of publications and events – designed to provide practical resources to educate organizations about the leading approaches to managing risk and improving governance and compliance.

For more information, please visit http://www.CREATe.org.

 

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