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Neeyamo Identified as a ‘Star Performer’ in Everest Group’s Multi-Country Payroll Outsourcing (MCPO) Peak Matrix Assessment for the Year 2017

LOS GATOS, California, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Neeyamo Inc., a global leader in providing long-tail HR and Payroll services has been recognized as a ‘Star Performer’ in Everest Group’s Multi-Country Payroll Outsourcing (MCPO) Peak Matrix™ for the year 2017. This report recognized Neeyamo amongst 13 service providers on Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix for MCPO as a Star Performer, based on its relative year-on-year movement on the PEAK Matrix. Neeyamo is one among 4 MCPO providers to receive this recognition.

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Neeyamo has bagged several large deals in the past few years to its marquee clientele, most of which are multinational organizations with an average global presence in over 15 countries, powered by its Global Payroll Solution – PayNComp.

Rangarajan Seshadri, Neeyamo’s CEO said, “Our global payroll practice has emerged to become the fastest growing vertical within our organization. While we have been seeing high degrees of market success, what truly excites us is our payroll platform’s (PayNComp’s) ability to respond to a need that is prevalent in the market – a need for a single payroll solution built to service organizations with multi-country presence, especially those with employees dispersed across a long-tail of countries. Neeyamo uses robotics-driven automation to focus on the error-prone tasks and activities that are rule-based and repetitive in nature and on the other hand, Artificial Intelligence is leveraged for apt assistance to end-user. We will continue to invest significantly in research and innovation to keep pace with the ever-evolving market landscape.”

“Neeyamo has made significant strides in improving its MCPO delivery capability in recent years. Its strategic focus on serving global companies’ long-tail countries (those with low-density employee populations), coupled with a balanced coverage of major geographies, serves as a differentiator. As new areas of opportunity emerge in MCPO, Neeyamo’s offering, powered by its proprietary PayNComp platform and enhanced by continuing investments in analytics and automation, is poised for further success in the market,” said Anil Vijayan, Practice Director, Everest Group.

About Neeyamo:   

With more than 1,500 professionals specializing in delivering Global Payroll and HR services across 150+ countries, Neeyamo is one of the world’s foremost providers of HRO services for multinationals with operations spread across a long-tail of countries. Its service lines cover entire pre-hire to post-retire employee life cycle. Visit http://www.neeyamo.com.

Media Contact:
Irene Jones
HRO Evangelist
Neeyamo Enterprise Solutions (P) Ltd.
irene.jones@neeyamo.com
+91(044)6608-5005

SOURCE Neeyamo Inc.

TOMY International and PlayFusion Announce Lightseekers is Now Available at Toys"R"Us®

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TOMY International, the master toy licensee for Lightseekers, announced today that the world’s leading dedicated toy retailer, Toys”R”Us®, is the first brick-and-mortar retailer to sell Lightseekers smart action figures, trading cards, accessories and more available now at all of its stores nationwide.

Lightseekers, the critically-acclaimed action adventure role-playing game from PlayFusion, is far more than just a game; it’s the fusion of fantasy and reality powered by a proprietary technology platform. Integrating video games, smart action figures with artificial intelligence, augmented reality, interactive trading cards and more, Lightseekers creates the most ambitious transmedia entertainment platform ever envisioned. TOMY is manufacturing, distributing and marketing the entire toy line.

“All of us at TOMY and PlayFusion have been looking forward to this day for a long time, and we are thrilled to have Toys”R”Us bring this truly innovative line into its stores. From a very successful Kickstarter campaign to garnering rave early reviews to a successful BETA test that built an actively engaged community, the Lightseekers momentum has led us to this day that we have all been eagerly anticipating for several years now,” said Peter Henseler, President of TOMY International. “We’re looking forward to giving Toys”R”Us customers the chance to experience the innovation behind the game play and see for themselves what sets Lightseekers apart.”

This summer, gamers will be able to scan interactive signage and Lightseekers packaging at all Toys”R”Us stores across the country for 3D augmented reality effects. “It has been an incredible journey with our partners at TOMY and Toys”R”Us as we all worked tirelessly to make Lightseekers a reality,” said Mark Gerhard, CEO and Co-Founder of PlayFusion. “Having the Lightseekers product available now at Toys”R”Us stores is the culmination of two and half years of hard work, but it’s just the beginning. We have many more innovations coming over the next few months to Lightseekers, so get ready for the future of connected play.”

Gamers need to be prepared for smart toys and connected play like never before! Lightseekers, a story-rich action adventure RPG (role playing game), is available now to download for free on the Apple Appstore, Google Play, and Amazon App Store. The FusionCore, the high-tech, powerful mini-computer embedded within each action figure and the “brains” behind the smart connected toys, completely eliminates the need for cumbersome NFC portals, delivering real time 2-way interaction between TOMY’s 7″ articulated smart action figures and the Lightseekers game.

Lightseekers also offers interchangeable accessories that level up as you play. Equipping a weapon or accessory onto a smart action figure will have an immediate effect in the game and vice versa, opening up new abilities and adventures. In addition, flight packs can be added to any hero, allowing players to magically control their in-game character simply by moving their smart action figure.

A crucial piece to the transmedia world is the standalone physical trading card game, with 385+ cards at launch that features a unique card rotation mechanic and powerful combo cards. Each card, when scanned by the Lightseekers game, also delivers immersive augmented reality experiences, rewards game players and unlocks powerful in-game abilities.

The digital game, physical trading cards and smart action figures can each be enjoyed independently of one another, but when played together deliver an even more powerful gaming experience.

About TOMY
TOMY International (www.tomy.com) is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a broad range of innovative, high-quality toys sold to preschoolers, youths and adults under the TOMY® and Ertl® brands as well as products for parents, infants and toddlers marketed under the The First Years®, JJ Cole® Collections and Boon® brands. TOMY International also markets its products under popular licensed properties such as John Deere, Pokémon, Sonic the Hedgehog, Lamaze, Lightseekers, Disney Baby properties including Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Princesses, Cars, Fairies and Toy Story, and other well-known licenses. TOMY International’s mission is to make the world smile. TOMY International reaches its target consumers through multiple channels of distribution supporting more than 25,000 retail outlets throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia. TOMY International is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based TOMY Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Code No.
7867). © TOMY.

About PlayFusion
PlayFusion (www.playfusion.com) is an independent, employee-owned, game and technology developer with studios in the UK and USA that is pioneering the future of mixed media connected play. PlayFusion’s proprietary technology platform uniquely fuses video games, robotics, toys, and transmedia entertainment for game developers, toy manufacturers, retailers, and other content and brand owners. PlayFusion recently introduced their new original IP Lightseekers along with toys and trading cards from master toy licensee TOMY.

 

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Dell Enhances Leadership in Desktop Virtualization with New Appliance, Thin Client, Software Solutions

ROUND ROCK, Texas, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 

  • Dell EMC XC Xpress for VDI, an optimized Nutanix-powered hyper-converged appliance designed for small and mid-size organizations
  • Dell Latitude 3480 mobile thin client with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise combines security and connectivity in a mobile form-factor
  • Highly secure, virus-resistant Wyse ThinOS 8.4 now supports VMware Blast Extreme Protocol
  • Wyse Management Suite easily and securely manages Wyse thin clients on-premises and through the cloud

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Dell Inc. is introducing a broad set of desktop virtualization (VDI) solutions across its portfolio that make it easier than ever for customers to deploy, configure and manage their VDI environments, including the Dell EMC XC Xpress for VDI appliance, the Latitude 3480 mobile thin client, the latest version of the ThinOS 8.4 operating system with support for VMware Blast Extreme Protocol, and the new Wyse Management Suite software.

Dell EMC XC Xpress for VDI for Small and Medium Businesses

The Dell EMC XC Xpress hyper-converged appliance, announced at Dell EMC World, is now optimized for VDI workloads with a reference architecture, enabling small to mid-size organizations to deploy and manage a Nutanix-powered environment. The appliance combines server and storage infrastructure, virtualization software, and cloud back-up in a single “out-of-the-box” solution that offers hypervisor and desktop broker choice. The XC Xpress for VDI provides SMBs with the functionality they need to deploy, manage and run a robust, scalable desktop virtualization environment.

Key benefits of Dell EMC XC Xpress for VDI include:

  • Easy to Deploy, Easy to Manage: The appliance offers an end-to-end approach to VDI, and it can be deployed in just a few hours without the need for deep virtualization expertise or professional services. Ongoing management is efficient with the Nutanix PRISM management console, an HTML-based interface.
  • Flexibility and Choice: Organizations can start with a three-node configuration and scale up to four nodes. The appliance supports the leading industry hypervisors and brokering technology. The XC Xpress for VDI is ideal for smaller environments, and complements Dell EMC VxRail for VDI and Dell EMC XC Series for VDI, which are widely used in larger enterprise VDI deployments.
  • Feature-Rich and Reliable: The purpose-built appliance has robust functionality with application and desktop delivery in as little as 3U of rack space. Additional enterprise-class features include cloud-backup and self-healing clusters for resiliency.

Dell Latitude 3480 Mobile Thin Client Offers Enterprise-Class Secure Mobility

The Dell Latitude 3480 mobile thin client offers the security, control and manageability that organizations require from thin clients in a mobile form-factor based on Dell’s leading-edge Latitude PCs. Designed for task and knowledge workers, the mobile thin client is a cost-effective and powerful solution that leverages Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, and broad connectivity options with the familiar user experience of an enterprise-class laptop.

Features of the Dell Latitude 3480 mobile thin client include:

  • Strong Performance with Portability: The mobile thin client features a 14-inch full HD display and is built with a robust feature set including an Intel dual core processor with integrated graphics, 8GB DDR4 RAMi, and extended battery life.
  • Robust Connectivity: It supports a broad mix of peripheral attachments and network connections, including USB 3.1 (2) and 2.0 (1), RJ45, HDMI and VGA ports, and WLAN and Bluetooth connections. Customers can also use the Dell D1000 USB Dock Station for further peripheral expansion.
  • Software Choice: Customers can connect to a variety of virtual desktop brokers including Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft RDS and VMware Horizon.

Customers have the option of an additional security layer with Dell Threat Defense, the advanced threat prevention solution that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help proactively prevent malware, including ransomware and zero day threats, from executing on all Windows thin clients. In addition, thin clients purchased with Windows 10 IoT Enterprise qualify under the Microsoft Software Assurance program, which can result in up to 50 percent savings over the Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) license.

ThinOS 8.4 with Expanded Protocol Support

Dell continues to invest in its most virus-resistant thin client operating system by adding new capabilities and expanded protocol support for Citrix and VMware customers. ThinOS 8.4 now supports VMware Blast Extreme remote connection protocol, offering an even richer graphical experience, and greater flexibility and management options in virtual workspace environments.

For Citrix users, ThinOS 8.4 now supports the latest Citrix HDX RealTime optimization pack 2.2 for increased unified communications capabilities, and greater video and multimedia capabilities including support for HTML5 video redirection to control and optimize the way XenApp and XenDesktop servers deliver HTML5 multimedia web content. It also now supports Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), and HTTP Independent Computing Architecture (ICA) multimedia redirection, which is needed for modern video content distribution services such as QUMU Multicasting.

Finally, there are several security enhancements to ThinOS 8.4 including firmware signature verification by default on firmware upgrades and downgrades, and support for a simplified certificate enrollment protocol to support secure issuance of certificates to trusted network devices. 

New Wyse Thin Client Management Platform

Last month, Dell released Wyse Management Suite, a new solution that allows organizations to configure, monitor, manage and optimize Wyse thin client deployments up to tens of thousands of seats. With installation taking place in under five minutes, it is fast and easy for administrators to deploy and manage a fleet of thin clients without the complexity typically associated with thin client management. Organizations can choose from two versions to meet their needs: Standard and Pro. 

Wyse Management Suite Standard is a free, on-premises management tool for up to 10,000 endpoints. Wyse Management Suite Pro is a U.S. $20 per seat, per year subscription with the option of either on-premises or cloud management – or a combination of both. With the Pro solution, organizations can adopt a hybrid model and “float” their licenses between on-premises and cloud management.

“Organizations today are looking for ease and flexibility in their IT solutions and desktop virtualization is no exception,” said Steve Lalla, SVP and General Manager of Commercial Client Software & Solutions at Dell. “The broad range of solutions that we have announced today – spanning an optimized hyper-converged appliance, mobile thin client, and enhanced endpoint software and management – make it more accessible for a broader range of organizations to more efficiently deploy and manage end-to-end desktop virtualization environments, while ensuring data remains safe and secure.”

Availability

The following solutions are available in the United States and select countries worldwide:

  • Dell EMC XC Xpress for VDI is available starting July 20, 2017.
  • Dell Latitude 3480 mobile thin client is available starting July 19, 2017, with a starting price of U.S. $799.
  • Wyse ThinOS 8.4 is available now.
  • Wyse Management Suite is available now. The migration capability from Wyse Device Manager to Wyse Management Suite will be available in the next release.

Additional Resources

About Dell Inc.

Dell Inc., a part of Dell Technologies, provides customers of all sizes – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with a broad, innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.  Dell Inc. comprises Dell client as well as Dell EMC infrastructure offerings that enable organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center while providing today’s workforce and consumers what they need to securely connect, produce, and collaborate from anywhere at any time.

Copyright © 2017 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Dell, Dell EMC, Dell Inc., Wyse and the Dell logo are trademarks of Dell Technologies in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

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Frisco Texas and CauseBot announce team sponsorship in global competition IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

FRISCO, Texas, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) announces its sponsorship of CauseBot, an official team competing in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. CauseBot, one of 147 teams across 22 countries accepted into the global competition, is the only team based in Texas.

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a four-year, $5M prize competition challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges.

Frisco is one of the fastest growing cities in America because people see our city as a home for innovation and progress,” said Mayor Jeff Cheney.  “Frisco is proud to sponsor CauseBot in this elite worldwide group of competitors.  The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a tremendous opportunity for all the entrants; however, we will be enthusiastically rooting for CauseBot to bring home the prize.”

“We are excited to have FEDC as our team’s exclusive civic sponsor,” said Ken Koo, CauseBot team lead. “The resources provided by our engagement in the Frisco business and nonprofit community will be invaluable as we charge towards our mission of changing the world by providing nonprofits with free artificial intelligence solutions.”

CauseBot has successfully cleared the first milestone of the competition, earning a place in the competition for the remainder of 2017. In the fall of 2018 and 2019, subsequent selection rounds will narrow the field. The competition will culminate in three finalists participating in the Grand Prize competition on the TED2020 stage.

About CauseBot

CauseBot is an official team competing in the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. In collaboration with Dallas-area organizations, the team aims to provide free artificial intelligence software solutions to nonprofits around the world. Sign up to stay informed at causebot.ai.

About Frisco Economic Development Corporation

The Frisco Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) was created in 1991, when Frisco voters approved a half-cent sales tax to fund economic development in the city. The FEDC operates as a Texas non-profit corporation and is governed by a seven-member board of directors appointed by the Frisco City Council. Job number one is creating jobs. Since its establishment, the FEDC has helped facilitate major economic development projects in the City of Frisco, resulting in more than 350 projects that have the potential to occupy over 450 million square feet of commercial space, generate new capital investment in excess of $8 billion, and create or retain more than 78,000 potential direct jobs in Frisco. Learn more at FriscoEDC.com.

About XPRIZE

XPRIZE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the global leader in designing and implementing innovative competition models to solve the world’s grandest challenges. XPRIZE utilizes a unique combination of gamification, crowd-sourcing, incentive prize theory, and exponential technologies as a formula to make 10x (vs. 10%) impact in the grand challenge domains facing our world. XPRIZE’s philosophy is that—under the right circumstances— igniting rapid experimentation from a variety of diverse lenses is the most efficient and effective method to driving exponential impact and solutions to grand challenges. Active competitions include the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE, the $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, the $15M Global Learning XPRIZE, the $7M Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, the $7M Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE, the $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, the $1.75M Water Abundance XPRIZE and the $1M Anu & Naveen Jain Women’s Safety XPRIZE. For more information, visit http://www.xprize.org.

Media Contacts

Ken Koo
CauseBot
ken@causebot.ai

Darcy Schroer
Director of Marketing
Frisco Economic Development Corporation
972.292.5155
dschroer@friscoedc.com

 

Frisco, Texas based CauseBot is the only Texas team selected to compete in the global IBM Watson AI XPRIZE competition. CauseBot aims to provide free artificial intelligence software solutions to nonprofits around the world in an effort to maximize their charitable contributions. Stay informed at causebot.ai.

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From Service Line To Enterprise, Leaders To Convene At 11th Annual Teleheatlh Innovation Forum

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — InTouch Health®, the leading telehealth enterprise platform, announced today the lineup for its 11th Annual Telehealth Innovation Forum, July 24-26, 2017, in Santa Barbara, California, at The Fess Parker Doubletree Hilton Resort. The annual conference convenes hundreds of health care leaders and organizations across the country for a dialogue on best practices regarding regulations and coverage, clinical and business workflow models and achieved outcomes in the rapidly-evolving, telehealth landscape.

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“The health care industry is at a pivotal moment in transforming care delivery to better serve patients and to drive smart innovation,” said Joseph DeVivo, CEO of InTouch Health. “Wherever an organization is in its utilization of telehealth, we as health care leaders can – and should – learn from each other to propel the vision of a better system forward in a feasible, efficient and effective way. Attending the 11th Annual Telehealth Innovation Forum is a great way to learn from world-leading institutions.” 

Registrations for the Forum are still open and accessible online here. The multi-day event will feature keynote addresses from two leading experts in the field – Dr. John Sotos, chief medical officer at Intel Corp. and Yulun Wang, Ph.D., chairman, founder and chief innovation officer at InTouch Health.

A computer scientist specializing in artificial intelligence and a cardiologist who has worked in Silicon Valley for 20 years, Sotos is also an author, a medical technical consultant for television, and a military flight surgeon. He will present “Medicine and Information Technology: The Transformation is Not Yet Done” at the Forum on Tuesday, July 25, at 11:40 a.m. PDT. Wang, an author and inventor whose prior company pioneered surgical robotics, will deliver his address, “Telehealth: A Platform for Physician Innovation?” on Tuesday, July 25, at 4:25 p.m. PDT.

Other panels, breakout discussions and presentations will focus on population health management, surgery in the digital age, telemedicine in rural hospitals, neonatology telehealth services, tackling physician capacity and more. These sessions will be led by representatives from some of the best and the brightest drivers of the telehealth industry, including Saint Luke’s Health System, Mission Health, the Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Robotic Critical Care Services, Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center – Marshall, Intuitive Surgical, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Cerner Corporation, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the American Telemedicine Association, Agility Capital, the University of Saskatchewan, Direct Relief, HCA’s TriStar Division and others.

In addition, InTouch Health will be announcing several new innovations and features in response to the growing demands of enterprise telehealth for low- and high-acuity applications. These will be part of the InTouch Telehealth Network, a leading system that is growing at a rate of one hospital location per day and managing a clinical session every 3.5 minutes. The company currently partners with more than 1,600 care locations and serves more than 30 clinical specialties in the U.S. and in 34 countries.

For more information on the 11th Annual Telehealth Innovation Forum, including registrations, event details and a complete agenda, visit the conference event page.

About InTouch Health
InTouch Health provides its world class 24/7 monitored InTouch Telehealth Network, comprised of FDA-cleared and listed telehealth systems, clinical workflow solutions and software, and managed services to hospitals and health care systems for the delivery of clinical care, anytime, anywhere. Today, InTouch Health supports more than 130 health care systems, 5,800 network users and 1,600 care locations around the world as they deploy telehealth programs across their enterprises. InTouch Health has surpassed 850,000 network sessions, and 760,000 potentially life-saving telehealth sessions over the InTouch Telehealth Network, and is forecasted to manage more than 270,000 clinical sessions in 2017.

InTouch Health www.intouchhealth.com

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Infosys Announces Commitment to Create 2,000 Tech Jobs in North Carolina by 2021

RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology and next-generation services, today announced that it will open its next Technology and Innovation Hub in North Carolina and hire 2,000 American workers in the state by 2021.

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This investment reinforces Infosys’ commitment, announced in May 2017, to open four Technology and Innovation Hubs in the US and hire 10,000 American technology workers over the next two years. The announcement of the new hub in North Carolina, marks the second key milestone in Infosys’ strategy to help drive American innovation and create the next-generation of American innovators. The company plans to hire the first 500 of these 2,000 North Carolina workers by the end of two years, with the remainder to be hired in the state by 2021. The first hub, announced in Indiana, will hire 2,000 American workers by 2021 and help boost Indiana’s economy.

These new hires will include recent graduates from the state’s prestigious network of colleges, universities and community colleges, as well as local professionals who will benefit from upskilling through Infosys’ world-class training curriculum. As part of Infosys’ commitment to create 2,000 jobs in the state of North Carolina, Infosys is partnering with the North Carolina community college system  to create a customized program designed to train the workforce of the future. North Carolina is also contributing a $3 million grant towards upskilling these workers.

“It is our endeavor, and our passion, to be a leader in boosting American innovation in the transformation of core industries, and to help create the next generation of American innovators and entrepreneurs through world-class education and training,” said Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys. “This is absolutely critical as we help our US clients, and every client, renew their core businesses and simultaneously innovate into new breakthrough areas, while empowering employees through learning and education. To this end, North Carolina was a clear partner for us, and we are really excited to announce one of the largest jobs commitments ever in North Carolina state history. With a talented technology workforce focused increasingly on progressive fields such as advanced manufacturing and clean technology, a diverse economy strong in financial services and life sciences, and a rich talent pool drawn from North Carolina’s many top universities, research institutions and community colleges, these graduates and experienced professionals will leverage AI, machine learning, analytics, cloud, and more, to drive the transformation of core American industries such as aerospace, banking, biotech, and energy.”    

North Carolina’s central role in technology innovation makes our state a perfect fit for Infosys,” said Governor Cooper.  “Our world-class universities and our high-tech workers drive growth and attract companies from around the world that are looking to innovate.”

The North Carolina Technology and Innovation Hub is part of Infosys’ investment in the future of the U.S.  tech workforce and will focus on cutting-edge areas, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud and big data. The Hub will enable the company to more closely serve valued clients within North Carolina and the surrounding region, where increasing demand for co-innovation, requires skilled technology talent to be at zero distance to the customer. This investment also enables Infosys to build on the strength of its existing North Carolina network of highly skilled professionals. The Hub will facilitate greater collaboration and advancement in key North Carolinian industries such as financial services, information technology, life sciences, clean technology, advanced manufacturing and more.   

Infosys’ investment in North Carolina and wider national commitment to hire 10,000 American workers is a natural evolution of the company’s three-decade legacy in the United States, and builds on the company’s commitment to continuous learning, ecosystem collaboration and focus on achieving breakthrough innovations for clients. This commitment to education also extends to the company’s charitable foundation, Infosys Foundation USA. In North Carolina, the Foundation has provided multiple grants for classroom technology and computer science training to teachers and schools. To date, these grants have reached 2,400 students and 26 schools across the state.

For more information, please visit: http://www.infosys.com/american-innovation/nc

About Infosys Ltd 

Infosys is a global leader in technology services and consulting. We enable clients in 45 countries to create and execute strategies for their digital transformation. From engineering to application development, knowledge management and business process management, we help our clients find the right problems to solve, and to solve these effectively. Our team of over 200,000 innovators, across the globe, is differentiated by the imagination, knowledge and experience, across industries and technologies that we bring to every project we undertake.

Visit http://www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) can help your enterprise thrive in the digital age.

Safe Harbor 

Certain statements in this press release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements regarding our future business expectations intended to qualify for the ‘safe harbor’ under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. In addition, please note that any forward-looking statements contained herein are based on assumptions that we believe to be reasonable as of the date of this press release. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the company unless it is required by law.

Media contacts: 

Asia Pacific
Sarah Gideon
Infosys, India
+91-80-4156-3998
Sarah_Gideon@infosys.com

EMEA
Margherita Di Cerbo
Infosys, Europe
+44-2075162748
Margherita.DiCerbo@infosys.com

Americas
Chiku Somaiya
Infosys, USA
+1-408-375-2722
Chiku.Somaiya@infosys.com

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Miso Robotics, Makers of ‘Flippy,’ Secures $3.1 Million in Funding; Enters IP Services Agreement with Acacia Research to Drive AI Solutions for the Restaurant Industry

PASADENA, Calif., July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Miso Robotics, an innovative leader in robotics and artificial intelligence solutions, announced today it has secured $3.1 million in funding from Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ:ACTG), Match Robotics VC, and undisclosed strategic investors. Miso will use the funding to deliver ‘Flippy,’ its first commercial product, an adaptable AI-driven robotic kitchen assistant that will work alongside kitchen staff to improve operational efficiency for the restaurant industry.  The first installation of Flippy will be in CaliBurger’s Los Angeles area location. The investment in Miso represents Acacia’s second investment in companies seeking to transform the marketplace through Artificial Intelligence.

Miso also announced it has entered into an IP services agreement with Acacia Research to drive AI-based solutions for the entire restaurant industry. “Acacia’s expertise in intellectual property and its leadership in the emerging AI space will help Miso achieve our vision of bringing innovative technology to the often-overlooked restaurant industry,” said David Zito, co-founder and CEO of Miso Robotics.

Zito continued, “Miso is transforming the restaurant industry and we will continue to grow our team of roboticists and AI experts, deepening our collaborative ties with the Caltech community and deliver our adaptable AI-solutions for our first restaurant customers.  We are excited about the impact Miso’s AI-based solutions will have for the restaurant industry.”

Acacia Research President Rob Stewart commented, “We’re impressed with Miso’ s talented team of industry veterans and their category-leading AI technology that makes them well positioned to take advantage of the considerable market opportunity in the restaurant industry.”

Miso Robotics received worldwide attention following the debut of its AI-driven robotic kitchen assistant that will work alongside kitchen staff to grill burgers, starting with CaliBurger restaurants. While artificial intelligence is being successfully tested and employed to drive cars, manage the home and message with customers, Miso Robotics is bringing robotics and AI into the kitchen in a meaningful way. 

Miso Robotics plans to roll out its AI-driven robotic kitchen assistant in early 2018 and expand to more than 50 CaliBurger restaurants worldwide by the end of 2019.

About Miso Robotics
Miso Robotics (misorobotics.com) is revolutionizing the restaurant and prepared food industries with innovative robotics and artificial intelligence AI solutions. Miso was founded with a mission to leverage AI technology to help chefs cook food perfectly and consistently and enable restaurants to increase labor productivity, reduce costs and drive profitability while improving the overall dining experience.  Miso employs a respected team of roboticists, engineers and industrial designers from Caltech, Cornell, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Art Center and UNC Chapel Hill.

About Acacia Research Corporation
Founded in 1993, Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG) is the industry leader in patent licensing. An intermediary in the patent marketplace, Acacia partners with inventors and patent owners to unlock the financial value in their patented inventions. Acacia bridges the gap between invention and application, facilitating efficiency and delivering monetary rewards to the patent owner. For more information, visit: acaciaresearch.com

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Treatment.com unveils Merlin™ – Enterprise Intelligence (AI) Platform for Healthcare

MINNEAPOLIS, July 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Treatment.com, a Minnesota-based healthcare AI solutions company, announced the first glimpse of its game-changing MerlinTM – Enterprise Intelligence AI Platform (EIP) solution, creating a new category of healthcare Artificial Intelligence (AI).

According to John Fraser, serial tech entrepreneur, President and CEO, “This unique enterprise class intelligence platform brings forth an entirely new ethos to healthcare, more akin to Uber, Airbnb and Wikipedia, rather than traditional healthcare IT data models. Merlin’s Multi-Modular Enterprise architecture is built by physicians and has the ability to manage limitless categories of data consumers, diagnostic clinicians and commercial users, such as payers, ACO’s, clinical research organizations, pharma and the biotech world. Unlike other healthcare artificial intelligence companies, we target the point-of-care diagnosis and therefore can affect and impact all stakeholders in healthcare, globally.”

Merlin – Enterprise Intelligence Platform (EIP) creates an entire new category, due to the healthcare-wide reach of modules and applications. The multi-modular aspect truly provides value exchange to all consumers, clinicians and commercial users. Merlin has the innate ability to become a guiding force in the move towards value-based care. Providing financial, legal and clinical risk mitigation, the Holistic Healthcare Enterprise Intelligence Platform (EIP) targets improved patient safety, cost of care and overall healthcare outcomes, globally.

“After decades of searching for a Healthcare IT Unicorn, I believe Treatment delivers the requirements. This incredible horizontal platform sets forth a framework allowing for multiple business models to be built and supported. Treatment’s physician-built platform serves the masses and the platform approach lays the foundation for many impactful tools to the market. Everything about Treatment is different, from the commercial platform ethos to the unique architecture, delivering a comprehensive set of Amazonian level possibilities,” as stated by Dr Paul A. Markham, Chief Strategy Officer of Treatment.

About Treatment.com Healthcare’s Artificial Intelligence Platform

Based in Minneapolis, MN, Treatment’s MerlinTM – Enterprise intelligence Platform (EIP) delivers a unique suite of modules serving the consumer, clinical and commercial stakeholders in healthcare.  Furthermore, the Merlin Platform brings forth superiority over conventional artificial intelligence solutions by delivering hybrid commercial pricing models, challenging traditional care models. The platform allows for information exchange, commercial value exchange and commercial software development.

CONTACT INFORMATION:      
Dr Paul A. Markham
Treatment – HealthCare’s Enterprise Intelligence Platform (EIP)
paul.markham@treatment.com   
+1.414.687.0272
www.treatment.com

 

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Akamai Partners with Girls Who Code for 2017 Summer Immersion Program

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, is pleased to announce its partnership with Girls Who Code – a national non-profit organization that seeks to inspire, educate and equip girls with computing skills for the 21st century.  Akamai will serve as a host company for the organization’s acclaimed seven-week Summer Immersion Program (taking place at Akamai from July 10 – August 24).  This is the company’s third year hosting the program.

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The Summer Immersion Program will reach 1,600 rising 11th and 12th grade girls this summer across 80 programs in 11 cities including Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.  

In addition to providing onsite computing skills training, volunteer mentors from Akamai will help the girls each week with activities such as updating their resumes, adding to their LinkedIn profiles, and presentation skills.  Akamai will host a workshop with local experts in user-experience engineering, and a field trip is scheduled to Watson Health, where they will learn about artificial intelligence for medical diagnostics.  In addition, the girls will participate in a ‘How the Internet Works’ game and tour of Akamai’s state-of-the-art Network Operations Control Center (NOCC).

“The imbalance in the numbers of women focused on careers in computer science, software development and Internet technologies continues to be one of our industry’s biggest challenges,” said Dr. Tom Leighton, Chief Executive Officer at Akamai. “Partnering with Girls Who Code is an important step towards better preparing young women for technology jobs – an investment, we believe, that is vital to the future of technology and innovation.”

“Too often girls don’t pursue computer science because they’ve never been exposed to it, or they don’t see the impact it can make on the world,” said Girls Who Code Founder and CEO, Reshma Saujani. “Through our partnership with Akamai, we can show them, ‘Look, you can do this. You can code this. This is a world that’s open to you, and once you learn this skill set, the possibilities are endless.'”

93% of Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program participants said that because of the Summer Immersion Program, they now want to major in, or are interested in computer science.  84% of Girls Who Code alumni said they were likely to pursue a career in technology (source: Girls Who Code annual report, 2016).

“I am so proud of Akamai’s continued strong support for Girls Who Code,” said Kate Jenkins, Chief Architect of Mapping Engineering at Akamai and Akamai’s technical advisor to the Girls Who Code program. “This program has a huge impact in inspiring girls to pursue careers in computer science.  I want girls to know that this career path is open to them, and is filled with opportunities to work with smart, creative people to develop technology that shapes our world.” 

The seven-week Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program embeds classrooms in major media and tech companies and universities. Students learn the fundamentals of computer science from robotics to how to build a webpage while gaining exposure to the tech industry and mentorship from women working in technology. No prior coding experience is required.

About Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through its Summer Immersion Program and Girls Who Code Clubs, the organization is leading the movement to inspire, educate, and equip young women with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. Additional information is available at www.girlswhocode.com.

About Akamai

As the world’s largest and most trusted cloud delivery platform, Akamai makes it easier for its customers to provide the best and most secure digital experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere. Akamai’s massively distributed platform is unparalleled in scale with over 200,000 servers across 130 countries, giving customers superior performance and threat protection. Akamai’s portfolio of web and mobile performance, cloud security, enterprise access, and video delivery solutions are supported by exceptional customer service and 24/7 monitoring. To learn why the top financial institutions, e-commerce leaders, media & entertainment providers, and government organizations trust Akamai please visit www.akamai.comblogs.akamai.com, or @Akamai on Twitter.

Contacts:

Jeff Young
Media Relations
617-444-3913
jyoung@akamai.com

     –or–

Tom Barth
Investor Relations
617-274-7130

tbarth@akamai.com

 

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Innovators Wanted: FICO Decisions Awards 2017 Now Open

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Entries for the FICO Decisions Awards are due August 31, 2017
  • Six categories are AI and Machine Learning, Customer Onboarding and Management, Debt Management, Decision Management, Fraud Control, and Regulatory Compliance
  • Judges include industry experts and practitioners
  • Entry form and information are at www.fico.com/decisionsawards

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Companies that are achieving outstanding success using analytics and decision management solutions from FICO are invited to submit nominations for the 2017 FICO Decisions Awards. These awards shine a spotlight on business leaders who are driving their business forward and improving the customer experience using decision automation, optimization, predictive analytics, AI and machine learning. Nominations are due August 31, and winners will be announced in early October.

For more information and to enter a nomination, visit www.fico.com/decisionsawards.

Awards will be presented in six categories: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Customer Onboarding and Management, Debt Management, Decision Management Innovation, Fraud Control and Regulatory Compliance. Winners will receive recognition at FICO® World, which will be held April 16-19, 2018, in Miami. Winning implementations will be featured in conference activities, and two representatives of each winning company will receive complimentary conference passes.

A panel of independent judges with deep industry expertise will evaluate nominations based on measurable improvement in key metrics; demonstrated use of best practices; project scale, depth and breadth; and innovative uses of technology. This year’s judges include:

  • Giorgi Alibegashvili – Strategic Project Manager, TBC Bank (2016 award winner)
  • Julie Conroy, Research Director, Aite Group
  • Doug Gray, Director, Enterprise Data & Analytics Technology, Southwest Airlines (2016 award winner)
  • Joy Macknight – Transaction Banking and Technology Editor, The Banker
  • Daniel Mayo, Chief Analyst, Financial Services Technology, Ovum

“We have updated this year’s categories to showcase some of the remarkable work our customers are doing with AI and machine learning,” said Wayne Huyard, senior vice president at FICO for Sales, Marketing and Services. “As with past years, we expect our 2017 awards program to uncover impressive projects led by visionary business leaders from around the world.”

Last year’s winning firms were WindFarm Designs (Analytic Excellence), TBC Bank (Customer Onboarding & Management), Thames Water (Debt Management), Southwest Airlines (Decision Management Innovation), ICICI Bank and MedScheme (Fraud Control – tie), and ANZ Bank (Regulatory Compliance).

About FICO
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 170 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time. Learn more at http://www.fico.com.

Join the conversation at https://twitter.com/fico & http://www.fico.com/en/blogs/

For FICO news and media resources, visit www.fico.com/news.

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