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GraphPath Launches the GraphOS Protocol and GraphOS Consortium to put Knowledge Graphs on the Blockchain

MIAMI, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — GraphPath (www.graphpath.ai), creators of the Knowledge Graph-as-a-service (KGaaS) solution that allows organizations to evolve from Big Data to Big Knowledge, today unveiled GraphOS (www.graphos.io), the world’s first decentralized operating system for Knowledge Graphs on the blockchain.

GraphOS will facilitate the creation, collaboration and sharing of Knowledge Assets among network participants and seamlessly integrate Knowledge Graphs in a safe, secure and transparent manner.  The GraphOS network will be powered by the GraphOS Protocol, which will provide a mechanism for defining and exchanging Knowledge AssetsKnowledge Assets can include any component and specifications of a Knowledge Graph system, such as data, code, ownership and governance details, asset description (i.e. data, code, ontology, algorithms, etc.), and licensing details, among others.

“As we thought about scaling GraphPath’s business from a few dozen to hundreds, or even thousands of customers, we identified an opportunity to complement our existing strategy with a Multisided Platform (MSP) approach,” explained Demian Bellumio, CEO of GrapPath.  “We envision an MSP is which a network of Knowledge Graphs can safely and securely be interconnected via blockchain technology, and where a wide array of participants, such as Knowledge Graph owners, data providers, knowledge experts, and data scientists can efficiently transact with each other. We call this ecosystem, a Graph Operating System, or GraphOS, as it will manage all the resources necessary to run the network.”

In order to develop the GraphOS Protocol in a collaborative manner with a community of experts, GraphPath has created the GraphOS Consortium, which will be spearheaded by Mr. Bellumio and Andrew McLaughlin, a leading technologist that has worked with ICANN, Google, the US Government and Tumblr.  Through the GraphOS Consortium, a group of executives from blockchain and a number of other industries will be collaborating in the development of a technological and economic framework for GraphOS.

GraphOS Consortium Industry Members

Artificial Intelligence
Antoine Blondeau, Co-Founder and Chairman at Sentient
Chris Boos, Founder and CEO at Arago 
Brian Brackeen, Founder and CEO at Kairos

Advertising
Sergio Barrientos, Chief Strategy Officer at M8

Arts
Kevin Abosch, Visual Artist, Hacker and Entrepreneur

Blockchain
Carlos Domingo, Founder at SPiCE VC and Securitize 
Jose Saez Lopez, Founder at ElevenYellow 
Pablo Ruiz, VP Engineering at Polymath 
Pablo Yabo, CTO at CoinFabrik 
Shayne Coplan, Founder at TokenUnion

Fintech
Jorge Ruiz, Founder and CEO at above & beyond

Government / Civic
Andrew McLaughlin, Co-Founder and Partner at Higher Ground Labs 
Michael Sarasti, Chief Innovation Officer at City of Miami

IoT
Babak Razi, Chairman of the Board at Ingenu

Education
Esteban Sosnik, General Partner at Reach Capital 
Benoit Wirz, Investment Partner at Brighteye VC

Real Estate
Amol Sarva, Co-Founder and CEO at Knotel

Telecommunications
Leandro Rzezak, Founder and CEO at Intraway
Javier Villamizar, Managing Director at Greensill Capital

About GraphPath

GraphPath (www.graphpath.ai) allows organizations to evolve from Big Data to Big Knowledge through the creation and management of large-scale enterprise knowledge graphs.  The GraphPath solution allows companies to semantically organize all of their raw data into a single ontology that facilitates searching and analyzing their knowledge, as well as, deploying automated machine learning workflows, all in a collaborative and visually-engaging manner. 

GraphPath Executive Contact
Martin Enriquez
COO
menriquez@graphpath.ai

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Apttus Releases Omni – the World’s First Middle Office Platform

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Apttus, the global Middle Office leader, today announced Apttus Omni™, the world’s first Intelligent Middle Office Platform that maximizes business outcomes for enterprises by improving the efficiency of revenue, contract and procurement operations across sales, operations, finance, legal, and other functional groups.

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The platform, announced at the company’s annual Accelerate event in San Francisco, automates, optimizes, and applies artificial intelligence to the most important set of business processes for any enterprise – generating revenue and managing key commercial relationships. Apttus Omni provides a single revenue view across an enterprise. It resolves a long-standing problem by ending an era of disjointed, manual, and inefficient processes across various functional groups within enterprise organizations. These processes reside in what Apttus has entitled the Middle Office, the space between front-office CRM and back-office ERP systems. 

Apttus Omni consists of two main components: first, a patented delivery platform that runs applications covering key Middle Office processes. Secondly, the Omni delivery platform is based on a modern microservices architecture. It runs on multiple cloud infrastructures, including Salesforce, Microsoft Azure, and IBM Cloud. The delivery platform features a single source of data that, combined with numerous services, powers a variety of applications, such as:

  • Quote-to-Cash:
    • Combines solutions ranging from Configure Price Quote (CPQ) through revenue recognition and renewals.
    • Apttus’ Quote-to-Cash applications accelerate sales cycles, prevent errors, and eliminate rogue pricing and discounting, which enables significant revenue lift, cost reduction, and greater customer satisfaction.
  • Contract Lifecycle Management:
    • Provides legal and finance teams visibility and control to help sales close more deals quickly.
    • Apttus CLM lowers risk and cuts costs by speeding up sales cycles and providing air-tight enforcement of contractual agreements.
  • Digital Commerce:
    • Digitizes the entire sales process across online and offline sales channels, streamlining every stage of the buying process and increasing both satisfaction and revenue for buyers and sellers alike.
  • Industry solutions
    • Apttus offers industry solutions covering the Manufacturing, Healthcare Life Sciences, Oil and Gas, and High Tech industries.

“We live in a time of intense and continuous business evolution, where success is measured by the speed and volume of revenue generation,” said Kirk Krappe, Apttus CEO. “Rising to meet this challenge, Apttus Omni gives our customers the most sophisticated revenue operations platform in the world and maximizes the value between back- and front-office systems at every juncture. No other software provider has ever used technology in this way, or this comprehensively.”

To see Apttus Omni live and learn more about Apttus’ ongoing leadership of the Middle Office space, attend Apttus Accelerate 2018, taking place at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts on May 14-16. Information on recent product updates and much more can be found at Apttus.com.

Connect with Apttus and Learn More:

About Apttus

Apttus is the Silicon Valley-based global provider of Apttus Omni, the Intelligent Middle Office platform that allows enterprises to automate and optimize their most critical revenue and commercial relationship management processes. Apttus is powered by the most advanced technologies from Salesforce, Microsoft and IBM. Analysts rank Apttus as the global gold standard for Quote-to-Cash (QTC) and Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions. Apttus’ innovations include Max, the company’s Applied Artificial Intelligence that enables enterprises to achieve superior business outcomes. Apttus partners with a world-class ecosystem. Apttus customers include hundreds of the world’s mid-sized organizations and the who’s who of the Global 1000.

Press Contact: Alex Cohen
press@apttus.com

 

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IIEC Chengyang, Qingdao semi-final takes place successfully in Silicon Valley

BEIJING, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The semi-final of the 2017-2018 International Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition (IIEC) Chengyang, Qingdao in Silicon Valley took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on May 3, 2018, Beijing time. The event was co-hosted by China’s State Information Centre, China Youth Daily and the government of Chengyang district, Qingdao, organized by SIC Entrepreneurship and Innovation Technology Industry Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd., and co-organized by iCAN and Silicon Valley-based Ding Ding TV.

The Silicon Valley semi-final, the first of the semi-finals for the competition, brought together the world’s top innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) resources, as well as industry leaders, investors, startup founders and entrepreneurship teams from around the world, with the aim of tapping cutting-edge entrepreneurship projects characterized by world-class technologies and building a connection between Chinese I&E platforms and outstanding international technical innovation projects. By doing so, the semi-final is enabling Chinese I&E platforms to share their passion for and their strength in I&E and to fully take advantage of international I&E resources. The semi-final has attracted widespread participation by over 50 I&E teams across a wide range in industries and disciplines worldwide, including AR/VR, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and cloud computing, artificial intelligence and unmanned driving, new energy, new materials and environmental protection, as well as educational technology and bio-medicine. 

IIEC is a distinguished gathering with a pragmatic focus. The aim of attendees is to promote the building of an international I&E ecosystem in China, enhance I&E efforts at China’s leading internet firms and support the Chuangxiang China event. The competition has also played an important role in introducing the advanced international I&E incubation mechanism into China and in helping Chinese I&E platforms improve and enhance their quality of services by learning from their successful international peers. IIEC has become a unique event in Chengyang district by providing an optimal platform for international exchanges and cooperation. The finale of the competition will be held in Chengyang at the end of July 2018 and will be open to any visitor who are interested in I&E.    

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Video Telematics Leader, Idrive, Announces the Release of Facial Recognition for its X2 Advanced Dual Camera System Based on Artificial Intelligence

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — idrive – A global leader in Intelligent Camera Systems and Computer Vision for the transportation industry — has released another industry first in its new embedded Facial Recognition for Driver Identification. The new service will be available for download to existing X2 customers and new purchases. The service will be displayed on the recently renovated Global Center 3, Idrive’s Cloud.

Facial Recognition is the apex of human identification and Idrive’s engineers have managed to design an extremely accurate system and embed the technology on the idrive fleet camera without the need for external devices.

While Facial Recognition is important for security; Safety and Driver Management are the key purpose of the feature. Driver Identification has always been problematic. Driver assignment is normally done by assigning: keys, RFID badges, cards, or codes entered by each driver. Besides the fact that these are often lost or stolen, it does not fix the problem of who is really operating the vehicle as they can be passed between drivers. Idrive’s solution eliminates this problem and creates more efficient fleet monitoring.

“Facial Recognition eliminates what amounts to a real headache for our customers,” stated Curt Andrews, Vice President of Sales at idrive, “The fact that the camera can look at the driver and tell us who it is seems like science fiction but it works incredibly well and all our client has to do is subscribe to the service and it is turned on the next day.”

With an idrive X2 camera installed, the camera “looks” at who is driving and takes appropriate action. Actions include: identifying the driver and assigning them to all events and data during their shift. Our customers can be alerted if an un-authorized driver is present or if a driver change has taken place. Hours of services can be monitored for safety and lists of available drivers can be obtained.

Idrive has a long history of innovating ahead of the competition by several years and has been involved in Artificial Intelligence related machine learning and computer vision for nearly 7 years now and needed the data to achieve the futuristic service it is now releasing. “The advent of autonomous vehicles combined with dash camera popularity has brought our company into the mainstream but for us its business as usual,” said Idrive’s CEO, Sean O’Neil.

Idrive will be announcing new fleet and artificial intelligence technology in the coming weeks.

For more information, call 1(805) 308-6094, email sales(at)Idriveglobal.com or visit http://www.Idriveglobal.com.

ABOUT Idrive, Inc.:
Idrive, Inc., is a technology and manufacturing company developing industry leading video event recorders, services, and advanced visions technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve fleet vehicle performance. For more than 10 years, Idrive, Inc. has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative solutions for bus and motor coach, trucking, rail and transit. With world headquarters in Santa Barbara, California, Idrive, Inc. has employees in 5 countries and operates an R&D center in Europe. Idrive is currently doing business in 9 countries through direct sales and resellers. Idrive, Inc. manufactures it X camera series in the USA. For more information visit http://www.Idriveglobal.com.

 

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H2O.ai Aims to Further AI in Healthcare with New Focused Initiative

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — H2O.ai, the open leader in AI, announced its commitment to AI in Healthcare with a new focused initiative. Since its founding in 2011, H2O.ai has been dedicated to AI for good. H2O.ai’s AI in Healthcare Initiative aims to improve the quality of life for people around the globe through AI and machine learning (ML). Healthcare is perhaps the most critical example of where AI can have great impact because it not only helps streamline processes, but helps save lives. H2O.ai helps healthcare organizations improve not only their day-to-day business operations, but also patient care and patient outcomes with its AI platforms.

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“Our long term vision is to change the world of health with AI. Health is wealth and one worth saving the most with AI,” said Sri Ambati, Founder and CEO of H2O.ai. “Healthcare should be optimized for health and outcomes for the ones in need of care. Health by Care, i.e, how healthy can one be with the least amount of care. We are investing in partnerships, teams, use cases and AI products in health because it is the right long term thing to do.”

As part of the commitment to AI in Healthcare, H2O.ai recently joined Health IT Now to collaborate on improving the quality of care while lowering costs. Health IT Now is the leading coalition of patient groups, provider organizations, employers, insurers, and other stakeholders. H2O.ai will be working with Health IT Now’s Joel White and team, Members of Congress, and coalition members to use the power of technology and AI to:

  • Speed the development of new cures and treatments
  • Engineer a data-driven and proactive response to the opioid crisis
  • Increase access to better care for our veterans

In addition, this week, H2O.ai is leading a number of discussions at various events including Prashant Natarajan hosting a panel discussion on AI in healthcare in partnership with the Silicon Valley Big Data Science meetup to be held at the H2O.ai offices in Mountain View, Calif. Sanjay Joshi, chief of technology, Healthcare and Life Sciences at H2O.ai is delivering the Chairperson’s Remarks for the inaugural Machine Learning track at the 2018 Bio-IT World conference in Boston on Wednesday, May 16. Joshi will also present a talk at Bio-IT World titled, “AI and Health: A Data and Process Approach,” addressing the recent hype regarding AI in Health and Life Sciences and present an introduction to a use-case based approach to AI and machine learning.

The AI in Healthcare Panel on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 will bring together data scientists, IT professionals and physicians to discuss how AI and machine learning is transforming healthcare and life sciences and advancing things like disease prediction and prevention by putting real-time data into the hands of clinicians, researchers and healthcare providers.

The all-physician panel will include:

  • H2O.ai’s Prashant Natarajan as the moderator
  • Dr. Baber Ghauri, Regional CMIO and healthcare innovator at Trinity Health
  • Dr. Esther Yu, Associate Professor & Neuroradiologist at University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Dr. Pratik Mukherjee, Director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disease (CIND), Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at UCSF

The panel discussion will focus on how the physicians are driving clinical innovations using AI in their specialties and organizations.

“Physicians are at the forefront of the coming health sciences revolution,” said Natarajan. “Research, drug discoveries, market reconfiguration and consolidation and a new movement towards value-based care are all driving transformations in the healthcare and life sciences community. In order to embark on a journey to improve wellness, patient outcomes and clinician satisfaction, healthcare professionals must leverage technologies like machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence to generate deeper insights.”

Natarajan is H2O.ai’s new leader of AI Applications in Health. He is a recognized industry expert, hands-on solutions specialist, best-selling author and subject matter expert in big data, analytics, applied machine learning and cancer informatics. In addition to his role at H2O.ai, Natarajan serves as Industry Advisor for the CIAPM computer vision projects at San Francisco VA and is on the Board of Advisors at Council for Affordable Health Coverage, Washington D.C. He also teaches Applied Deep/Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence as a co-faculty instructor at Stanford University. 

“By automating machine and deep learning, scientists can ease the path toward more useful insights, improved access, better affordability and evidence-based care,” said Joshi. “Having the right technical foundation is key in creating a data-driven learning system within any healthcare organization.”

Joshi brings 25 years of practical experience in healthcare and the life sciences to his role at H2O.ai and was most recently the CTO of Life Sciences and Healthcare at Dell EMC. He holds a patent in “system, method, and article for detecting abnormal cells using multi-dimensional analysis.” Joshi speaks frequently at industry events and has published articles on topics ranging from, “The Case for a Global Clinical Oncology Digital Archive” to “Genes and Complex Networks; Function and Artificial Intelligence.”

H2O.ai will be leading discussions in Healthcare in AI throughout the year. H2O.ai’s Prashant Natarajan will:

  • Host a Spring webinar series with Pistoia Alliance, starting in May with the webinar “Intro to AI in Life Sciences”
  • Be featured on the #HCBiz podcast in an interview by Don Lee to discuss Precision Medicine on April 27 from 9 – 10:15 am PT
  • Deliver the keynote on AI in Health and Life Sciences at Innowave 2018 in Varna, Bulgaria in October 2018
  • Host H2O.ai’s new podcast series: AI in Healthcare, which focuses on how the world of healthcare is changing with AI and profiles experts from across all fields and disciplines

Connect with H2O.ai

About H2O.ai
H2O.ai is the leader in AI with its visionary open source platform, H2O. Its mission is to democratize AI for all. H2O.ai is transforming the use of AI within all software with its category-creating visionary open source machine learning movement. More than 12,600 companies use open-source H2O in mission-critical use cases for Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Retail, Telco, Sales, and Marketing. H2O.ai recently launched Driverless AI that uses AI to do AI in order to provide an easier, faster and cheaper means of implementing data science. In February 2018, Gartner named H2O.ai, as a Leader in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. H2O.ai partners with leading technology companies such as NVIDIA, IBM, AWS, Azure and Google and is proud of its growing customer base which includes Capital One, Progressive Insurance, Comcast, Walgreens and Kaiser Permanente. For more information and to learn more about how H2O.ai is transforming business processes with intelligence, visit www.h2o.ai.

H2O.ai Media Contact:
Erika Kamholz
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An amazing question can transform a life, a team, or a company. If you’re seeking to improve yourself, coach high-potential talent, boost the value of a team meeting, or energize a strategy session, you simply need to ask the right question. Says Michael: “Anyone who is being asked to coach or lead teams benefits from knowing the right questions. They have the power to change lives for the better, get people on purpose, elevate teams, and they help companies to refine and expand their business strategy.”
For the last 15 years, Michael, author of “The Duck and the Butterfly,” has coached hundreds of executives all over the world, with clients in Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial startups. In her book, Michael shares her most powerful coaching questions to help you lead your life, lead others, lead organizations and create a positive difference in the world. She explores what coaching questions to ask to change people’s lives for the better and take your business to new heights. She’s also preparing to publish the “CEO Succession Playbook” to help companies navigate through the difficult process of transition. She is based in Vancouver, BC.
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Keeping Pace With Contraband
James Viscardi
Vice-President, Global Security
Metrasens
“The procedure to keep pace with contraband starts with facilities determining what they want to keep out and how it enters in the first place. It is no longer about using the same outdated security tools that correctional facilities and security personnel at mass events have been using for decades. It is important to keep educating security industry professionals about the new advanced technologies available to create more effective mass screenings practices at stadiums, arenas, concert halls, outdoor event venues, and business campuses.”
Viscardi is the vice president of Metrasens, a leading provider of advanced magnetic detection technologies. He has 20 years of experience in the homeland security and protection industries. He successfully launched B-SCAN into U.S. corrections market in FY13, adding $6 million in new business. He also successfully executed a team plan to capture air cargo business, resulting in new sales of $40 million during a two-year period. Prior to joining Metrasens, he was vice president of sales and business development, security systems for North America at Smiths Detection. During his time there, he scored major program business with the U.S. State Department, U.S. Federal Protective Service and FedEx for his division. Viscardi’s area of expertise lies in the application of ferromagnetic detection in Metrasens security markets. Some of these markets include corrections, mental health security, and physical data security and counterterrorism.
Website: https://www.metrasens.com
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The Threat of Unauthorized Access to Confidential Data
Dr. Simon Goodyear
Chief Executive Officer
Metrasens
“The threat of unauthorized physical access to highly secure and confidential data remains high. At the same time, data recording devices are evolving in attempt to circumvent current security measures. It’s important to continue to improve physical security systems that are applicable to homeland security, event safety, corrections and mental health facilities. Another key goal is to find ways to continue to improve MRI safety practices in hospitals with the new technologies available to the industry. It begins with educating others on the tools that are accessible and what are the best practices in using them.”
Dr. Goodyear is one of the co-founders of Metrasens, a provider of advanced magnetic detection technologies. Previously, he had spent 13 years as a senior research scientist at Europe’s leading military research agency, QinetiQ. During his five years as the business manager for the Magnetics and Metal Detection team, he pioneered commercialization of military developed technologies. Dr. Goodyear has a number of patents and over 50 scientific papers to his name after working in the fields of superconducting electronics and magnetic detection.
Website: https://www.metrasens.com
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
David Halfoard
VP of Advisory Services
Fusion Risk Management
“In any organization, it is important for the business and IT to have a comprehensive discussion about its current capabilities, needs, procedures and expectations for business continuity and disaster recovery.”
Halfoard has been in the risk management industry for more than two decades, helping companies implement and manage continuity programs to prevent crises, such as cyberattacks. He is currently vice president of advisory services at Fusion Risk Management, a leader in business continuity and risk management solutions, and has more than 25 years of experience in business continuity management, infrastructure, security, and technology solutions. He believes in taking a strategic perspective, combining business and a technology experience to help clients establish, implement, and manage continuity programs with improved confidence in the face of a crisis.
Website: www.fusionrm.com
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Managing Operational Risk
David Nolan
CEO and Founder
Fusion Risk Management
Nolan is available to discuss technology-related businesses, including how organizations can effectively and efficiently manage operational risk and business continuity: “If you have an organization, you have to understand how that organization actually works, so you can then understand how and where and why it might break. Then you’ll know exactly how to deal with and work around whatever happens.”
Nolan is CEO and founder of Fusion Risk Management, a leader in business continuity and risk management solutions. In his 30-plus year career, he has held executive leadership positions at Comdisco Inc., Alternative Resources Corp., Telenisus Corp. and Forsyth Technology, Inc. Nolan develops and shares insights that change the way practitioners and organizations think about and practice business continuity. In 2017, Crain’s Chicago Business named him one of the “50 Most Influential People in Tech.”
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  • Managing Operational Risk

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How to Ask the Questions That Get Results
Natalie Michael
Executive Coach
Waterfront Partners
An amazing question can transform a life, a team, or a company. If you’re seeking to improve yourself, coach high-potential talent, boost the value of a team meeting, or energize a strategy session, you simply need to ask the right question. Says Michael: “Anyone who is being asked to coach or lead teams benefits from knowing the right questions. They have the power to change lives for the better, get people on purpose, elevate teams, and they help companies to refine and expand their business strategy.”
For the last 15 years, Michael, author of “The Duck and the Butterfly,” has coached hundreds of executives all over the world, with clients in Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial startups. In her book, Michael shares her most powerful coaching questions to help you lead your life, lead others, lead organizations and create a positive difference in the world. She explores what coaching questions to ask to change people’s lives for the better and take your business to new heights. She’s also preparing to publish the “CEO Succession Playbook” to help companies navigate through the difficult process of transition. She is based in Vancouver, BC.
Websites: www.waterfront-partners.com
Contact: Penny Sansevieri, authorservices@amarketingexpert.com

Keeping Pace With Contraband
James Viscardi
Vice-President, Global Security
Metrasens
“The procedure to keep pace with contraband starts with facilities determining what they want to keep out and how it enters in the first place. It is no longer about using the same outdated security tools that correctional facilities and security personnel at mass events have been using for decades. It is important to keep educating security industry professionals about the new advanced technologies available to create more effective mass screenings practices at stadiums, arenas, concert halls, outdoor event venues, and business campuses.”
Viscardi is the vice president of Metrasens, a leading provider of advanced magnetic detection technologies. He has 20 years of experience in the homeland security and protection industries. He successfully launched B-SCAN into U.S. corrections market in FY13, adding $6 million in new business. He also successfully executed a team plan to capture air cargo business, resulting in new sales of $40 million during a two-year period. Prior to joining Metrasens, he was vice president of sales and business development, security systems for North America at Smiths Detection. During his time there, he scored major program business with the U.S. State Department, U.S. Federal Protective Service and FedEx for his division. Viscardi’s area of expertise lies in the application of ferromagnetic detection in Metrasens security markets. Some of these markets include corrections, mental health security, and physical data security and counterterrorism.
Website: https://www.metrasens.com
Contact: Yvonne Gonzalez, yvonne.gonzalez@techimage.com

The Threat of Unauthorized Access to Confidential Data
Dr. Simon Goodyear
Chief Executive Officer
Metrasens
“The threat of unauthorized physical access to highly secure and confidential data remains high. At the same time, data recording devices are evolving in attempt to circumvent current security measures. It’s important to continue to improve physical security systems that are applicable to homeland security, event safety, corrections and mental health facilities. Another key goal is to find ways to continue to improve MRI safety practices in hospitals with the new technologies available to the industry. It begins with educating others on the tools that are accessible and what are the best practices in using them.”
Dr. Goodyear is one of the co-founders of Metrasens, a provider of advanced magnetic detection technologies. Previously, he had spent 13 years as a senior research scientist at Europe’s leading military research agency, QinetiQ. During his five years as the business manager for the Magnetics and Metal Detection team, he pioneered commercialization of military developed technologies. Dr. Goodyear has a number of patents and over 50 scientific papers to his name after working in the fields of superconducting electronics and magnetic detection.
Website: https://www.metrasens.com
Contact: Yvonne Gonzalez, yvonne.gonzalez@techimage.com

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
David Halfoard
VP of Advisory Services
Fusion Risk Management
“In any organization, it is important for the business and IT to have a comprehensive discussion about its current capabilities, needs, procedures and expectations for business continuity and disaster recovery.”
Halfoard has been in the risk management industry for more than two decades, helping companies implement and manage continuity programs to prevent crises, such as cyberattacks. He is currently vice president of advisory services at Fusion Risk Management, a leader in business continuity and risk management solutions, and has more than 25 years of experience in business continuity management, infrastructure, security, and technology solutions. He believes in taking a strategic perspective, combining business and a technology experience to help clients establish, implement, and manage continuity programs with improved confidence in the face of a crisis.
Website: www.fusionrm.com
Contact: Yvonne Gonzalez, yvonne.gonzalez@techimage.com

Managing Operational Risk
David Nolan
CEO and Founder
Fusion Risk Management
Nolan is available to discuss technology-related businesses, including how organizations can effectively and efficiently manage operational risk and business continuity: “If you have an organization, you have to understand how that organization actually works, so you can then understand how and where and why it might break. Then you’ll know exactly how to deal with and work around whatever happens.”
Nolan is CEO and founder of Fusion Risk Management, a leader in business continuity and risk management solutions. In his 30-plus year career, he has held executive leadership positions at Comdisco Inc., Alternative Resources Corp., Telenisus Corp. and Forsyth Technology, Inc. Nolan develops and shares insights that change the way practitioners and organizations think about and practice business continuity. In 2017, Crain’s Chicago Business named him one of the “50 Most Influential People in Tech.”
Website: www.fusionrm.com
Contact: Yvonne Gonzalez, yvonne.gonzalez@techimage.com

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  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: RAISING NEW ETHICS QUESTIONS IN MEDIA AND JOURNALISM. Nowadays, AI systems are being used in leading newsrooms around the world. With these new possibilities come questions regarding ethical use of AI in newsrooms and the factors that should be considered when judging the moral application of AI in today’s news: https://prn.to/aiethics
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SpringML Expands with New Offices in Indianapolis and Hyderabad

PLEASANTON, Calif., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SpringML, Inc., a leader in machine learning and advanced data analytics services, announced today that it is expanding with new offices in Indianapolis, Indiana and Hyderabad, India.

SpringML Team

“In order to better serve our growing customer base, we are expanding our capabilities and starting to scale,” said Charles Landry, CEO of SpringML.

“Opening offices in Indianapolis and Hyderabad gives us access to large, highly educated talent pools with great proximity to customers and partners,” continued Landry. “It also provides great career opportunities for those looking to join a company and work on complex machine learning solutions.”

SpringML was founded in 2015 with the goal of accelerating the time required to help companies get insights from their data. The company’s application solutions and services apply machine learning to today’s most pressing business problems to enable customers to deliver quantifiable results. To this end, SpringML maintains strategic partnerships with Salesforce and Google.

The new capabilities will enhance SpringML’s commitment to provide state-of-the-art enterprise solutions and services that help customers benefit from the latest advances in machine learning and AI.  Our work in the energy, healthcare, technology and media industries drives major improvements to speed and accuracy by leveraging the power of automation and artificial intelligence.

About SpringML, Inc.

SpringML specializes in artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data analytics, and is a Premier Google Cloud and Salesforce partner. Headquartered in California, the company has offices across North America and in Hyderabad, India. SpringML has implemented machine learning and analytics solutions at multiple Fortune 500 customers.

For more information on SpringML, visit https://www.springml.com/.

 

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Global X Funds Launches AIQ: An ETF Targeting Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Companies

NEW YORK, May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Global X Funds, the New York-based provider of exchange traded funds (ETFs), announced today the launch of the Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF (Nasdaq: AIQ). Designed to track the Indxx Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Index, the fund holds a basket of companies that are generating vast amounts of data and developing proprietary AI systems to derive actionable insights from that data. The fund will also access companies that offer AI-as-a-Service (AIaaS) for big data analytics, or are developing hardware integral to powering AI systems, including quantum computing.

Global X Funds logo. (PRNewsfoto/Global X Funds)

Artificial intelligence refers to the process of machines or computers performing tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence. In order to attain the capabilities to perform those tasks, AI relies on utilizing and processing large amounts of data, or “big data”, to learn. As the accumulation of data continues to grow, so does the potential of AI systems. Some estimates hold that the emergence of AI could contribute up to $15.7 trillion to global GDP in 2030 – more than the current output of China and India combined.1

“Given AI’s potential to impact a variety of sectors, we believe it is poised to become one of the most significant technological innovations of the modern era,” said Alex Ashby, director of product development at Global X. “Our aim with all of our technology-thematic funds is to provide efficient access to the companies leading the charge in the world’s most disruptive trends.  AIQ seeks to provide investors with exposure to the long-term growth potential of the big data and artificial intelligence theme.”

Over 90% of the data in the world has been generated since 2015.2 This “digital universe” is expected to quadruple in size from 2015 to 2020, and then is expected to quadruple again from 2020 to 2025.3 The exponential growth of available data is increasingly being driven by another disruptive theme, the Internet of Things, which is turning everyday objects into internet-connected devices capable of generating and receiving data. As the world’s data reservoir multiplies and computing power continues its torrid growth, the environment is ripe for a revolution in AI capabilities.

AIQ is the seventh ETF in Global X’s Thematic-Technology suite of ETFs. The suite now totals over $3.9 billion in AUM as of April 30, 2018.

ABOUT GLOBAL X

Seeking to provide access to high-quality and cost-efficient investment solutions, Global X is a New York-based sponsor of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).  Founded in 2008, we are distinguished by our smart core, income, alpha, risk management and access suites of ETFs and have more than 50 funds available across U.S. and foreign exchanges. Global X is recognized as a leader in developing intelligent investment solutions for our clients.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. The investable universe of companies in which AIQ may invest may be limited. The companies in which the Fund invests may be subject to rapid changes in technology, intense competition, rapid obsolescence of products and services, loss of intellectual property protections, evolving industry standards and frequent new product productions, and changes in business cycles and government regulation.

International investments may involve risk of capital loss from unfavorable fluctuation in currency values, from differences in generally accepted accounting principles or from social, economic or political instability in other nations. Emerging markets involve heightened risks related to the same factors as well as increased volatility and lower trading volume. AIQ is non-diversified.

Shares of ETFs are bought and sold at market price (not NAV) and are not individually redeemed from the Fund. Brokerage commissions will reduce returns.

Carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses. This and other information can be found in the Fund’s summary or full prospectuses which may be obtained by visiting www.globalxfunds.com. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing.

Global X Management Company LLC serves as an advisor to Global X Funds. The Funds are distributed by SEI Investments Distribution Co. (SIDCO), which is not affiliated with Global X Management Company LLC. Global X Funds are not sponsored, endorsed, issued, sold or promoted by Indxx, nor does Indxx make any representations regarding the advisability of investing in the Global X Funds. Neither SIDCO nor Global X is affiliated with Indxx.

1 PWC, “Sizing the Prize,” Jun 27, 2017.
2 McKinsey & Company, “Straight Talk about Big Data,” Oct 2016.
3 IDC, “Data Age 2025,” March 2017.

 

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Perfecta Expands into the Commercial Sector and Announces Perfecta Lantern Dark Web Intelligence and Monitoring Service

SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Perfecta, a leading cyber security and communications technology provider, announced today the expansion of its business into the commercial sector to help Fortune 500, and Global 2000 enterprises monitor and detect previously unknown data breaches and compromised information. Perfecta Lantern™ is an industry leading dark web data and information monitoring and detection service that combines artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science with trained Intelligence Analysts. It delivers broad dark web data and information monitoring and detection capability combined with actionable information and meaningful reports.

Discover true visibility with Perfecta Lantern

This comprehensive service can be customized to the unique needs of a business. Whether monitoring for compromised credit card data, personally identifiable information (PII), leaked intellectual property or cyber threats, Perfecta Lantern achieves accurate visibility for its clients.

Using its highly trained machine learning and automated crawling capability Perfecta Lantern collects data and information from the surface web, closed and hidden networks, Peer-to-Peer (P2P) communication and dark web sources in over 50 languages around the globe. It’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology performs in-depth analysis identifying correlational data between terms, references, dates and locations to quickly generate relational maps of information that Data Scientists and Intelligence Analysts use to uncover and accurately detect malicious activity.

Perfecta Lantern far exceeds traditional dark web monitoring services commonly available today. With its unique combination of discovery, correlation, analysis and threat identification, Perfecta Lantern is positioned to offer capabilities once reserved for government and military to commercial clients.

“Theft of intellectual property, personal identities and financial information continues to be a significant and growing risk to all organizations. With the vast information available online combined with stolen data from the dark web, adversaries and cyber criminals are using this information in new ways to penetrate corporate networks and gain unique information profiles on companies, individuals and other targets,” said Keith Peer, Perfecta’s Chief Operating Officer. “Perfecta Lantern empowers our clients to understand the threat and gain insightful information to make informed decisions.”

Register and attend a free seminar on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Perfecta is hosting “Perfecta Lantern: How Dark Web Data is Used Against You,” at the Hilton Hotel in Springfield, VA.

About Perfecta
Perfecta is a leading cyber security, and communications technology product and service provider. We offer solutions that protect and deliver critical information to the ever-changing cyber landscape. Our platforms facilitate the ability to communicate, protect and secure organizations around the world. For more information, visit perfecta.com.

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