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Igloo Software And Starmind Partner To Offer Advanced Predictive Intelligence To The Workplace

Igloo Software, the leading provider of digital workplace solutions, and Starmind, the leading technology in expanding human ingenuity with cognitive computing, today announced a new partnership to bring Igloo customers the power of Starmind’s technology, which increases employee knowledge, improves engagement, and increases individual and organizational performance.

Starmind’s advanced cognitive computing technology adds predictive intelligence functionality to organizations using Igloo’s industry leading digital workplace platform. The combined solution enables users to immediately find the best solutions for any question they have within their company; from best place to park your car to protocols on sales initiatives. Starmind’s cognitive computing, via the Igloo Platform, retrieves existing logged answers automatically while rerouting new questions to the best possible expert within the organization.

“At Igloo, we are focused on building partnerships with innovative technology providers that bring disruptive solutions to the digital workplace,” said Dan Latendre, Founder and CEO at Igloo Software. “Starmind’s technology enables our customers to tap into rich employee expertise for valuable improvements in productivity and engagement. Igloo customers are now able to access the power of cognitive computing to connect with experts and expertise quickly and easily without leaving their digital workplace.”

“Igloo is truly a complete digital workplace platform and we are excited to work with them, further enhancing the employee experience,” said Peter Waser, CEO of Starmind. “Our technology adds an intelligence layer to Igloo’s offerings so that knowledge is more freely shared within a company. This leads to higher work efficiencies and the discovery of new solutions to existing and emerging organizational challenges.”

The typical worker spends an average of 136 minutes a week searching for documents, costing organizations approximately $916 per year per worker, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). The Igloo-Starmind integration aims to combat such organizational inefficiencies to accelerate decision making, support innovation and increase revenue.

On June 22nd, Igloo and Starmind will host a webinar to showcase how the Starmind solution will integrate with the Igloo digital workplace platform. You can register here.

About Igloo Software
Igloo is a leading provider of digital workplace solutions, helping companies build inspiring digital destinations for a more productive and engaged workforce. Offering a suite of modern features and solutions for today’s evolving workplace, Igloo partners with customers to address challenges related to communication, collaboration, knowledge management, and employee engagement. For more information, please visit www.igloosoftware.com

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About Starmind
Starmind is revolutionizing the field of artificial intelligence and cognitive computing. Based in Switzerland, Starmind was founded by Pascal Kaufmann and Marc Vontobel in 2010, and currently has operations in the U.S. and Europe. Starmind allows organizations to gather company knowledge across existing organizational boundaries, making it available to all employees, everywhere and in real time. Using self-learning algorithms based on the principles of brain and artificial neural network research, employees’ questions are automatically forwarded to the right person within the company.

Starmind learns about interests and expertise from all interactions and answers, creating a dynamic knowledge base. The algorithms autonomously develop employee profiles and a rich expert network. Starmind’s software is currently in use in over 40 countries by companies such as Telefónica Deutschland. For more information, please visit www.starmind.com.
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Media Contacts
Melissa Gilbert
High Road for Igloo Software
melissa.gilbert@highroad.com
514-798-6145

Starmind
Cameron Lisa
CLisa@N6A.com
212-334-9753 ext 117

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Medial EarlySign Named a Gartner Cool Vendor in AI for Healthcare

Medial EarlySign, a developer of machine learning tools for data driven medicine, announced today that it was selected by Gartner as a Cool Vendor for Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare.

Medial EarlySign develops machine learning-based algorithms to identify individuals at risk of a range of health conditions, including certain cancers, metabolic and other diseases, by analyzing routine EHR data and clinical data such as blood test results. This insight offers healthcare providers the opportunity for earlier intervention and personalized care management plans. The company’s first commercialized tool, ColonFlag, has been successfully implemented by integrated delivery networks to identify individuals with an elevated probability for lower GI disorders, enabling organizations to effectively contact, test and treat these patients.

“We believe Gartner’s recognition of Medial EarlySign as a Cool AI Healthcare Vendor underscores the value of our predictive technology and its enormous potential to help healthcare providers improve outcomes and meet quality goals by providing the best AI stratification models to leverage their data,” said Ori Geva, CEO of Medial EarlySign. “We’re honored to be named and look forward to continue developing and implementing our platform across multiple clinical outcomes, to help improve care and reduce healthcare costs.”

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Gartner, Cool Vendors in AI for Healthcare, 2017, 15 May 2017.

About Medial EarlySign

Medial EarlySign’s advanced algorithm platform accurately detects the likelihood of disease for subpopulations using basic medical information, such as blood test results, and other EMR data. The company’s predictive tools provide physicians with actionable insight, while providing insurers with effective models to flag and focus on patients at risk, helping to prioritize resources, save money and improve care.  Medial EarlySign’s platform addresses numerous potential clinical outcomes, including cancers, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses. Founded in 2009, the company is headquartered in Kfar Malal, Israel. For more information, please visit http://www.earlysign.com.

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Media Relations Contact:
Ellie Hanson
Finn Partners
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ellie.hanson@finnpartners.com

Artificial Intelligence Startup Biggerpan Welcomes World-Renowned Researcher Dr. Gregory Grefenstette as Chief Scientific Officer to Lead its Predictive Technology Works

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Biggerpan, a startup company which develops a predictive artificial intelligence (AI) technology that anticipates people’s needs on mobile, is pleased to welcome Dr. Gregory Grefenstette as Chief Scientific Officer. A world-renowned expert, Dr. Grefenstette brings more than 30 years of experience in the AI industry, and is considered a leading researcher in the field of natural language processing (NLP) and information retrieval. In his newly appointed role, he is responsible for driving the continued research and development of Biggerpan’s breakthrough technology.

Gregory Grefenstette, Chief Scientific Officer at Biggerpan, Inc.

Biggerpan’s mission is to make the Internet smart on mobile by building the first AI that predicts what you want, so you don’t have to search. “As we are shifting away from the traditional keyboard and mouse paradigm, people will need to rely more and more on predictive interfaces,” said Eric Poindessault, co-founder and CEO at Biggerpan. “Today we target the mobile user experience, where 75% of the Internet use is happening right now, tomorrow think virtual and augmented reality.”

Derived from the latest research in natural language processing, a branch of AI which extracts meaning from text, Biggerpan’s proprietary technology is able to analyze and understand any web page in real time in order to make the most relevant recommendations. For example, if you are reading an article about a movie, it instantly offers you to watch the trailer or to buy tickets online. Biggerpan’s technology takes text comprehension to new heights, as it understands the meaning of each word based on the context of an entire page rather than just the surrounding words, which allows for a more effective disambiguation. It goes further thanks to a unique multi-class entity recognition approach which allows it to identify topics almost instantaneously.

Dr. Gregory Grefenstette joins the team as an authority in natural language processing, as he has continuously been pioneering the fields of cross-language information retrieval and of distributional semantics, the induction and extraction of meaning from large quantities of text. Sought after as a keynote speaker, he is named inventor in 20 granted U.S. patents, has authored and edited four books, and published hundreds of research papers in the most prestigious scientific journals. Dr. Grefenstette previously held chief scientific officer positions at Xerox Research Centre Europe, search engine company Exalead, Clairvoyance Corporation and with the French CEA, and was a senior researcher at numerous top-tier institutions such as INRIA and the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC). A graduate from Stanford University, Dr. Grefenstette initially studied mathematical sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later received a PhD in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.

“Today, the power and capacity of a computer is underused. We can leverage algorithms to provide powerful predictions, avoiding the frustrations of typing and searching on a small device,” said Dr. Gregory Grefenstette. “I am excited to be part of a team that is at the forefront of such innovation and look forward to incorporate my years of research into a useful real-world application through the development of this technology.”

Dr. Grefenstette now brings an unrivaled level of expertise and experience to Biggerpan. His past work and interests acutely align with the company’s forward-thinking vision, fostering ideal conditions for future enrichment of the technology, and overall company success.

“We are very happy to welcome Dr. Gregory Grefenstette to the team,” said Eric Poindessault. “As a founding father of modern NLP, his extensive knowledge and experience will accelerate the development of our AI technology and propel us forward in achieving our mission.”

ABOUT

Biggerpan is a French-American startup which develops a predictive artificial intelligence that leverages context to make real-time recommendations. The company’s mission statement is to build a brain for the mobile web, to allow a better integration of the technology into our lives, without all the pain and frictions that are found in traditional mobile online activities.

The first product released by Biggerpan is Ulli, a smart mobile web browser that simplifies the experience on a mobile device by recommending the most relevant content, services and purchases for people to navigate based on the context of their current browsing. The iOS app was nominated 2016 Mobile App of the Year by Product Hunt and featured on the Emerging Tech Tour at Mobile World Congress 2017.

Visit www.biggerpan.com for more information including a video.

CONTACT

Luc Hancock
1-415-867-4031
luc@biggerpan.com
facebook.com/biggerpan.inc
twitter.com/ulliapp

 

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Verdigris Announces Appointment of Fred Weber to its Board of Directors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Verdigris, an artificial intelligence company powering the world’s smartest buildings, today announced Fred Weber has joined the company’s Board of Directors. A Harvard-trained physicist responsible for leading many of the most successful technology teams in Silicon Valley, Weber was named one of the top 25 most influential CTOs by InfoWorld Magazine.

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“Fred has been an inspiration to many young engineers including myself early in my career. While he’s developed some of the most successful technologies in Silicon Valley, Fred is widely recognized for his business acumen and record of helping startup teams succeed. He has invaluable experience and I am fortunate to have his counsel on our Board,” said Mark Chung, Verdigris Co-Founder and CEO.

Named one of the world’s leading AI startups by CB Insights and a top 10 most innovative energy company by Fast Company, Verdigris has a ground-breaking sensor technology that makes mission critical buildings energy-intelligent. Verdigris customers include Jabil, Verizon, JBS, Hyatt and Starwood Hotels among others. Verdigris has also partnered with NASA to research their technology’s potential to predict failure in future space habitats at the Ames Sustainability Base.

“I am fascinated by technologies with world-changing potential like Verdigris. The energy space is uncharted territory for recent advancements in AI and IoT,” said Weber. “I’m eager to accelerate their product and help this impressive team tackle one of the biggest challenges facing humanity.”

About Verdigris
Verdigris is a connected artificial intelligence and IoT platform. It makes buildings smarter, helping them reduce energy consumption and costs. By combining patented sensors, software and AI, Verdigris “learns” the energy patterns of a building and produces energy forecasts, predictive alerts about faulty equipment, maintenance reminders, and detailed energy usage information for every device. Verdigris enables building engineers with intuitive reporting and simple automation tools for their facility. Founded in 2011, Verdigris is headquartered at NASA Ames in Mountain View, CA. For more information, visit www.verdigris.co.

 

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Steve Wozniak, Armando Perez (Pitbull), And Other Tech Powerhouses Headline Miami Tech Conference eMerge Americas

MIAMI, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — eMerge Americas, the technology conference that connects revolutionary startups, cutting-edge ideas, global industry leaders and investors, rounded out its first day of programming yesterday with an impressive display of keynotes. The conference opened with keynote, Steve Wozniak, while many startup companies showed off their new technology and applications to potential investors.

Inspiration, Innovation, and a Nod to the Future Take Center Stage at eMERGE Americas 2016

The purpose of this conference is to bring together global industry investors and leaders with local startups and the Miami community to help transform Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. As Miami Beach Mayor, Phillip Levine stated in his opening remarks, Miami is “truly becoming a high-tech innovation capital.”

“Our first day of eMerge Americas was an enormous success, with unforgettable keynotes and presentations, and out-of-this world technologies that are disrupting all industries around the world,” said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of eMerge Americas. “The buzz around eMerge, and Miami, was very high, as everyone was excited to learn from influencers and startup companies about what kind of innovative ideas they have to shape the future of their industry.”

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple and well-known tech entrepreneur opened the keynote sessions with the story of how he got to where he is and where he believes the tech industry is going. When speaking on artificial intelligence, Wozniak added, “Let humans participate as much as we can and the machines just enhance what we know. There are places where it (artificial intelligence) will cut jobs, but society works itself towards an equilibrium where most people will end up with jobs.”

In addition, Marcelo Claure, CEO of Sprint and co-founder of Brightstar Corp, talked about eMerge Americas being a staple of the Miami tech industry. And as Francesca de Quesada Covey, Head of Platform Partnerships, Facebook LATAM stated, “Miami is that bridge city, it is the city that brings the region (Latin America) together. When we think of innovation in Miami, we think about the opportunity to bridge the entrepreneurial mindset with the needs of the community.”

Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull) and Suze Orman, two-time Emmy Award-winning television host and personal finance expert, sat down for a conversation to discuss their professional journey and perspective on technology.

Riding off the success of the first day of the conference, day two of eMerge Americas is shaping up to be a great opportunity to hear celebrated speakers Uri Levine, co-founder of Waze, Alex Rodriguez, former MLB baseball player, and more.

About eMerge Americas
eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America’s top business executives, IT decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. eMerge’s founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: emergeamericas.com.

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Modus Engagement Announces App Data Room on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace

MINNEAPOLIS, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Modus Engagement today announced it has launched App Data Room on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. With App Data Room, content and media interactions are automatically logged for every sales call to the lead or contact record, providing more complete information and giving the sales team more time to spend selling.

Built on the Salesforce Platform, App Data Room is currently available on the AppExchange at https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N3A00000EOL4eUAH

App Data Room Key Features

App Data Room can save time and increase the accuracy of important customer data by creating or updating lead and contact records with activity logs for content shared during a sales call. Comprehensive analytics provide insight on content effectiveness and prospect and customer engagement. Inclusion on the AppExchange makes it easier than ever for users to browse, search, and share App Data Room content directly from within the app.

Comments on the News

“The app is great because as reps use our mobile or web app to present and send information to customers, that interaction is captured, lessening the need for data entry,” said Adam Luckeroth, VP Sales, Modus Engagement. “For trade shows it’s amazing knowing that every lead collected is automatically entered and mapped to all the fields that are important to me and the rest of management.”

“Everyone and everything is getting smarter and more connected than ever before, and companies are looking to transform the way they connect with customers, partners and employees,” said Kori O’Brien, SVP, ISV Sales, Salesforce. “By leveraging the power of the Salesforce Platform, App Data Room provides customers with an exciting new way to save time for sales teams.”

About Salesforce AppExchange

Salesforce AppExchange is the world’s leading enterprise apps marketplace that empowers companies to sell, service, market and engage in entirely new ways. With 3,500 partner apps and more than 4 million customer installs, it is the most comprehensive source of cloud, mobile, social, IoT, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies for businesses.

Additional Resources

Salesforce, AppExchange and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.

About Modus Engagement
Modus Engagement is committed to driving the innovations needed to shape the future of marketing, sales, and customer engagement through digital technology solutions. Its platforms include App Data Room, a leading enterprise sales enablement & asset performance platform for global sales and marketing teams to organize, store, share, present, and track content. Lead Capture, to retrieve and generate leads and maximize ROI for trade shows & events. And MX Studio, Next Generation Interactive Content Authoring. To date, Modus Engagement technology has driven over 375,000 sales conversations in more than 43 languages between enterprise sales and marketing professionals and their customers. Learn More: 
http://modusengagement.com

Media Contact:
Matt Greener
612-470-9939
mgreener@modusengagement.com

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10xU Launches to Unlock Entrepreneurs’ Potential in the Age of Digitalization and Hyper Connectivity

MIAMI, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — New platform 10xU is set to empower entrepreneurs by providing them with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate digitalization and hyper connectivity. This startup wants to prepare current and future leaders to overcome challenges by stimulating new ways of thinking, promoting innovation, and connecting entrepreneurial communities all over the world.

The platform offers courses, workshops, mentoring, personalized business assessments, networking, and company roadmap building. These offerings can take place online, or in person at 10xU’s Miami headquarters. Additionally, there is a wide offering of free content, including webinars and events. The offer covers entrepreneurs of any level with pricing levels reflective of company needs.

“A deep-rooted understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem led me to discover the need for established companies and entrepreneurs to learn about this new world order, governed by an abundance of technological resources and living in the digital sphere,” explains 10xU Chief Executive Lorenzo de Leo. “10xU wants to build a community of like-minded individuals who drive each other forward by offering them a different approach to business challenges, which ultimately, will drive global innovation into the future.”

Unlike other startup courses, the goal is to create a community of startups and entrepreneurs that thrive with education and collaboration. Designed to scale globally, 10xU aims to become the common platform that connects new startup hubs and amplifies their growth by promoting the exchange of resources and experiences. To this end, 10xU will connect local tech hubs around the globe.

10xU is a portfolio company of Rokk3r Labs, a cobuilding platform for investors, entrepreneurs and organizations. 10xU is open to individuals who are planning to become entrepreneurs and want to validate the potential of their idea, or any person or company wanting to learn about the inner workings of launching a company in the digital era, including those already at established companies and corporations.

“10xU’s model puts forward a solution for what entrepreneurial learning and execution should be in the digital age. I am excited to announce it as our newest portfolio company and an upcoming standard for global ecosystem connectedness,” said CEO and Co-founder at Rokk3r Labs Nabyl Charania.

About 10xU
10xU plans to empower people and companies by providing them with the education and tools needed to overcome the challenges of the modern business age. The platform prepares current and future business leaders by stimulating new ways of thinking, promoting innovation, and connecting entrepreneurial communities all over the world. For more information, please visit www.10xU.com

About Rokk3r Labs
Rokk3r Labs is the best place in the world to launch companies that change the world. It is a venture builder and the world’s first “cobuilding” platform for entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors to create exponential startups. As a partner, Rokk3r Labs increases value, mitigates risk, and helps remain at the edge of innovation. With a focus on leveraging exponential technologies (e.g., the blockchain, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing) and implementing new-age methods of raising capital, Rokk3r Labs is harnessing the global collective genius to cobuild companies that change the world. Currently, Rokk3r Labs has a portfolio of over 40 ventures. To learn more, visit www.rokk3rlabs.com.

Media Contact
Latiffe Ghanem
Latiffe@10xu.com
305-479-0279

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Ricoh empowers collaborative workplaces with deep expertise, innovative AV solutions and comprehensive services

ORLANDO, Fla., June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Ricoh today announced how its latest technologies, services and solutions are creating more inclusive, productive collaboration for the new era of digital workplaces. From huddle rooms to board rooms, companies are looking for creative ways their ideas can come together with people in different locations. At  INFOCOMM 2017 (booth 2861), Ricoh is showcasing its innovative solutions featuring hologram, artificial intelligence and IoT technologies, and a new team of AV Solution Managers that can help design fully integrated collaboration solutions tailored to unique visual communication and mobile collaboration needs.

Ricoh USA, Inc. logo. (PRNewsFoto/Ricoh USA, Inc.)

The meeting of the future will be on display at InfoComm with Ricoh’s Intelligent Workplace Solution. The industry’s first IBM Watson-powered Interactive Whiteboards act as a meeting participant that can make workplaces more efficient and engaging. Real-time analytics help guide discussions so teams can conduct better meetings and make faster, better, more informed decisions. With the new Meeting Manager, users can leverage IBM’s Watson intelligence and voice technologies to hold a better meeting – with automatic attendee tracking, capture of notes, transcripts and action items, social intelligence, and even live translation into other languages. This customizable, easy-to-use feature also integrates with Ricoh’s Advanced UCS for videoconferencing, and with Google Calendar for easy scheduling and calendar insight.

Visitors can also experience how Ricoh’s expanded line of interactive whiteboards goes beyond hardware and transcend silos to offer flexibility and increased productivity. For companies looking for a user-friendly whiteboard with built-in collaboration, Ricoh offers its Business controller for simple operation and maximum security. Ricoh also offers interactive whiteboards with a full Windows 10 controller that can be easily used with any Windows 10-compatible software, including specialized, industry-specific applications.

In addition to the portable 21.5-inch RICOH D2200 and the room-filling 84-inch D8400 interactive whiteboards, Ricoh is previewing its expanded line of whiteboards at the show: the new 55-inch D5520, 65-inch D6510, and 75-inch D7500, which represents a new size in the portfolio that is ideal for collaboration in lecture halls and larger meeting rooms. Visitors can experience these solutions in lifelike, real-time collaboration situations that emulate working across a variety of connected devices, locations, and use cases, such as product development, blueprint markups, brainstorming sessions or interactive learning. These newest additions continue to boast the benefits of Ricoh’s interactive whiteboard line, such as the ability to connect to up to 1,420 participants, an intuitive mobile IWB companion app, and an optional interactive pen.

“At its heart, Ricoh is about helping individuals to work smarter,” said John Brophy, Vice President, Product Marketing, Ricoh USA, Inc. “To communicate that, this year’s booth goes beyond displaying individual technologies as standalone examples. Instead, we wanted to highlight how our solutions – and more importantly, our people – can bring expertise and services to provide an end-to-end collaboration experience that is greater than the sum of its parts.”

The huddle room trend, which empowers collaborative, productive meetings in flexible spaces, is in full force at the booth. Convenient meeting room and desk scheduling from Condeco will be onsite to show visitors how they can optimally manage their meeting space resources in the era of mobile workforces and hot desking.

Visitors can also experience convenient, easy-to-use, pre-tested collaboration packages that combine Ricoh solutions, such as its industry leading ultra-short throw projectors and 21.5-inch interactive whiteboards, and efficient speaker/microphones units and high resolution videoconferencing cameras.

The digital employee of the future will also be onsite. Sharon, a RICOH Virtual Self-Service Hologram, will welcome show attendees and automatically and intelligently transform into a product specialist that adds a new layer of engagement to solution demos. Visitors to the Ricoh booth will have the opportunity to take photos of themselves with Sharon and participate in the #RicohHoloSelfie contest for a chance to win an ultra-mobile pico projector for on-the-go collaboration.

Since last year’s show, Ricoh has continued to expand its projector lineup, which includes breakthrough technologies, such as affordable laser illumination, maintenance-free features, and a range of XGA, WXGA and WUXGA resolutions with the RICOH PJ WXL5670 and WUL5670. For educational settings where collaborative curriculums and flipped classrooms are trending, the new RICOH PJ X4152N series can support interactive media, be positioned at any angle for 360-degree mounting, and enable a presenter to stand in front of a screen without casting a shadow or being blinded by glare.

For the latest updates and insights on Ricoh’s solutions and InfoComm17 activities, visit https://www.ricoh-usa.com/en/about-us/events/infocomm-2017 or follow @RicohTweets on Twitter, Ricoh USA, Inc. on Facebook and LinkedIn. Media interested in scheduling briefings at the show should contact Tracey Sheehy at 908-705-4596.

| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a global technology company that has been transforming the way people work for more than 80 years. Under its corporate tagline – imagine.change. –Ricoh continues to empower companies and individuals with services and technologies that inspire innovation, enhance sustainability and boost business growth. These include document management systems, IT services, production print solutions, visual communications systems, digital cameras, and industrial systems.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2017, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,028 billion yen (approx. 18.2 billion USD).

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com.

© 2017 Ricoh USA, Inc. All rights reserved. All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact:

John Greco
Ricoh USA, Inc.
(973) 882-2023
john.greco@ricoh-usa.com

Tracey Sheehy
Breakaway Communications for Ricoh
(908) 705-4596
tsheehy@breakawaycom.com

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Pure Storage Announces Vision for Self-Driving Storage; Powered by Pure1 META AI Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, today announced Pure1® META, it’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform for delivering on the vision of self-driving storage. Pure1 META is delivers global predictive intelligence by collecting and analyzing over 1 trillion array telemetry data points per day and enables effortless management, analytics and support. Pure1 META represents a major breakthrough in enterprise artificial intelligence and machine learning. Through the new Workload DNA generated by Pure1 META, customers will be able, for the first time in the industry, to predict both capacity and performance and get intelligent advice on workload deployment, interaction and optimization.

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With Pure1 META, Pure Storage continues to advance in its vision of delivering self-driving storage. Pure set up the foundation for self-driving storage with array-level automation delivered by Purity, which eliminates manual management and tuning operations. Building a global sensor network with thousands of connected arrays allowed Pure to deliver cloud-based management and predictive support that has prevented more than 500 Severity 1 issues to date. Now, with Pure1 META, customers can get answers to performance forecasting questions, instead of workarounds that resulted in wasted expenses from over-provisioning or downtime from under-provisioning.

“For the first time, customers can leverage intelligent storage that constantly analyzes historical data across our global network of devices to improve their overall environment,” said Matt Kixmoeller, VP of Products, Pure Storage. “Pure1 META helps customers more accurately forecast performance through growth, answer questions about capacity and performance additions, and how their environment will change over time, which allows organizations to manage future needs.”

The key driver behind the global predictive intelligence of Pure1 META, is the META AI Engine, which analyzes a data lake of more than 7 petabytes of data to generate both Issue Fingerprints and Workload DNA. META scans all incoming array telemetry against a library of issue fingerprints to predict and resolve incidents in real-time, before they impact customer environments, and captures hundreds of variables related to performance that are used to forecast performance load.

Customers can leverage META’s Workload DNA through the new Workload Planner in Pure1. This new capability will allow customers to answer questions about new workload deployment, interaction, performance and capacity growth, and workload optimization, helping reduce risk, increase consolidation, and provide better visibility to plan for upgrades or expansions.

Pure also announced the new Global Dashboard in Pure1, which simplifies the management experience by providing key aggregate metrics from an entire fleet of arrays. From a single dashboard, customers will be able to view the total data reduction and average load performance for all arrays. Performance trends for the last 24 hours are also shown and customers can plan more effectively with capacity consumption prediction across all arrays. Recent alerts and messages across the fleet of arrays also enables better visibility of the storage footprint.

To learn more about the new Pure1 META, Workload Planner, VM Visibility, and Global Dashboard, please visit our blog. You can also join us today and tomorrow – June 13 & 14 – for our annual user conference, Pure//Accelerate, at Pier 70 in San Francisco via live stream.

About Pure Storage
Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) helps companies push the boundaries of what’s possible. Pure’s end-to-end data platform – including FlashArray, FlashBlade and our converged offering with Cisco, FlashStack – is powered by innovative software that’s cloud-connected for management from anywhere on a mobile device and supported by the Evergreen business model. The company’s all-flash based technology, combined with its customer-friendly business model, drives business and IT transformation with solutions that are effortless, efficient and evergreen. With Pure’s industry leading Satmetrix-certified NPS score of 83.5, Pure customers are some of the happiest in the world, and include organizations of all sizes, across an ever-expanding range of industries.

Connect with Pure Storage:
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Converse on Twitter
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FlashStack Solutions

Analyst Recognition:
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
IDC MarketScape for All-Flash Arrays

Pure Storage, the “P” Logo, Pure1, Evergreen and FlashBlade are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pure Storage, Inc. All other trademarks or names referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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This release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected performance and benefits of Pure Storage’s product offerings. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to, risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including future reports that we may file with the SEC from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. Pure Storage assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Any unreleased products, features, or functions referenced in this release, our website or other press releases or public statements that are not currently available are subject to change at Pure Storage’s discretion and may not be delivered as planned or at all. Customers who purchase Pure Storage’s product offerings should make their purchase decisions based upon products, features and functions that are currently available.

 

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Pure Storage Unveils the Premier All-Flash Data Platform for the Cloud Era

SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today at Pure//Accelerate 2017, Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) unveiled its vision for the data platform for the cloud era. As modern organizations become increasingly reliant on technology, companies that have existed for decades across a wide range of industries have evolved into fundamentally digital businesses. Globally, digital business tools drive nearly half of revenue for enterprise organizations. Modern digital businesses require a data platform capable of delivering data with speed, agility and intelligence, across increasingly complex workloads and applications.

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The Pure Storage data platform helps customers put their data to work. Now, organizations can run all operations with cloud agility, improve the economics of data analytics at high velocity and scale, and ultimately derive new insights to deliver data-driven customer results never before possible.

Data is the lifeblood of the digital generation. Current estimates are that approximately 50 zettabytes (ZB) of data will be created in 2020 alone (up from just four in 2016), and 180 ZB five years later in 2025 – an unprecedented growth rate. As data creation pivots from humans to machines – driven by sensors, IoT, digital cameras and myriad connected devices – it has exploded in volume. Simultaneously, the ability to analyze this data has transcended human cognition, with traditional analytics giving way to artificial intelligence (AI), machine and deep learning, neural networks and real-time data stream analytics. These new, data-driven applications require a different approach to storage, designed to deliver massively-parallel access to data at a very high bandwidth.

“Modern organizations require a data platform that enables organizations to build a new class of applications, to extract new insights from data and to do so in real-time,” said Scott Dietzen, CEO, Pure Storage. “With an infrastructure in place that supports mission-critical analytics at real-time speed, organizations can increase their pace of innovation, improve time to market and ultimately deliver better results for customers.”

Pure//Accelerate will showcase the ways Pure Storage enables customer innovation and business transformation through a host of comprehensive new hardware and software updates:

Tier 1 Storage, re-defined. For years, organizations have had to choose between the highest reliability (Tier 1 disk arrays) and storage purpose-built for the cloud era (modern all-flash arrays). Pure Storage has made a series of announcements to end this compromise. Now, organizations can leverage Tier 1 reliability (99.9999 percent availability and active multi-site clustering for a true zero RPO/RTO) with the innovation of rich data services, native cloud integration, and 100 percent NVMe flash for the fastest, future-proofed performance.  

From Big Data to intelligent data. The big data movement has helped organizations centralize data, but big data has historically meant slow data. Pure’s revolutionary FlashBlade system makes big data into fast data, and unlocks iterative real-time analytics, advanced AI and machine learning (ML), and rich simulation for data of any size. And now with a fast object interface, tomorrow’s web-scale applications can be big, fast and intelligent, too.

Multi-Cloud, delivered. Cloud is everywhere – in core data centers, and in edge data centers where data volume and latency necessitate local processing. It’s also stretched between multi-cloud IaaS and SaaS providers. No matter what cloud an organization chooses or where they choose to run it, Pure’s data platform helps simplify storage in multi-cloud environments with new advances that deliver the simplest cloud on every platform: Support for VMware VVOLs, Microsoft ODX, Docker Persistent Containers, native data protection integration with public cloud providers, and pre-validated FlashStack solutions to speed the time to cloud.

Self-driving storage. Cars have become more and more autonomous. They can self-navigate, avoid collisions and soon, they’ll drive themselves, too. It’s time for storage to catch up. Pure uses big data, real-time analytics, and advanced AI/ML techniques to change the storage ownership experience, and deliver a new level of reliability through predictive maintenance and support. Meet META, Pure’s new AI Engine, and get ready for a whole new era of storage intelligence and automation.

For additional detail on today’s news, please visit our blog. You can also join us today and tomorrow – June 13 & 14 – for our annual user conference, Pure//Accelerate, at Pier 70 in San Francisco via live stream.

About Pure Storage
Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG) helps companies push the boundaries of what’s possible. Pure’s end-to-end data platform – including FlashArray, FlashBlade and our converged offering with Cisco, FlashStack – is powered by innovative software that’s cloud-connected for management from anywhere on a mobile device and supported by the Evergreen business model. The company’s all-flash based technology, combined with its customer-friendly business model, drives business and IT transformation with solutions that are effortless, efficient and evergreen. With Pure’s industry leading Satmetrix-certified NPS score of 83.5, Pure customers are some of the happiest in the world, and include organizations of all sizes, across an ever-expanding range of industries.

Connect with Pure Storage:
Read the blog
Converse on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
FlashStack Solutions

Analyst Recognition:
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
IDC MarketScape for All-Flash Arrays

Pure Storage, the “P” Logo, Evergreen and FlashBlade are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pure Storage, Inc. All other trademarks or names referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements including, among other things, statements regarding the expected performance and benefits of Pure Storage’s product offerings. The words “believe,” “may,” “will,” “plan,” “expect,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to, risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including future reports that we may file with the SEC from time to time, which could cause actual results to vary from expectations. Pure Storage assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

Any unreleased products, features, or functions referenced in this release, our website or other press releases or public statements that are not currently available are subject to change at Pure Storage’s discretion and may not be delivered as planned or at all. Customers who purchase Pure Storage’s product offerings should make their purchase decisions based upon products, features and functions that are currently available.

 

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