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Insilico enters into research collaboration with Pfizer Inc. to explore novel data and artificial intelligence system for potential therapeutic targets

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Insilico Medicine is pleased to announce that it has entered into a research collaboration with Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) to utilize Insilico’s machine learning technology and proprietary Pandomics Discovery Platform with the aim of identifying real-world evidence for potential therapeutic targets implicated in a variety of diseases.

Insilico Collaborates with Pfizer on Novel Data and Artificial Intelligence System for Target Discovery.

“Insilico is advancing its latest target identification systems utilizing machine learning, generative biology methods, and synthetic data generation pipelines, and we are pleased to be collaborating with Pfizer on its target identification efforts,” said Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, founder, and CEO of Insilico Medicine.

“We look forward to working with Insilico as Pfizer continues to explore new technologies that may be able to help us identify targets and biomarkers that could assist in our discovery programs, and potentially lead to breakthrough therapeutics for patients with unmet medical needs,” said Morten Sogaard, Vice President, Target Sciences, Pfizer.

In September 2019, Insilico Medicine announced a $37 million round led by prominent biotechnology and AI investors.

About Insilico Medicine
Since 2014 Insilico Medicine is focusing on generative models, reinforcement learning (RL), and other modern machine learning techniques for the generation of new molecular structures with the specified parameters, generation of synthetic biological data, target identification, and prediction of clinical trials outcomes. Recently, Insilico Medicine published some of the results in Nature Biotechnology, and secured $37 million in series B funding. Since its inception, Insilico Medicine raised over $52 million, published over 70 peer-reviewed papers, applied for over 20 patents, and received multiple industry awards.

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Mixtile Limited introduces Mixtile Edge and Mixtile Link – Customizable Al-Powered and Privacy- Assured Smart Home Solutions at CES 2020

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mixtile Limited, a leading smart home technology company in China, presented its latest products at CES 2020, including Mixtile Edge and Mixtile Link.  

People interested in Mixtile Edge and Mixtile Link.

Mixtile Limited develops and sells Smart Home controller systems and solutions that functionally enhance and improve device access and data security as well as reduce system response time.

The Consumer Electronics Show 2020 (CES2020) was a great success for Mixtile. Through its commitment to simplify users’ lives with truly simple, swift, and ultimately secure intelligent automation tools, Mixtile have announced the latest Mixtile products and solutions for a variety of applications. Mixtile Edge and Mixtile Link will join the Mixtile Hub to Mixtile line of products. Additionally, Mixtile also exhibits its newest IoT solutions for smart homes, hotels, and nursing houses. 

Mixtile Hub, was built with privacy, reliability, and flexibility in mind. Mixtile Edge and Link are no different. Both products exhibit the same features that many users love from the Mixtile Hub, such as local processing, local storage, high compatibility, etc. In addition to these features, Mixtile Edge and Link will come with two more important features: Network Expansion and Artificial Intelligence. 

“Unlike any smart home gateways in the market, Mixtile Edge and Link allow you to build a reliable, secured, and fast Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) network over a much larger space such as villas, mansions, apartment buildings.” Martin, CEO of Mixtile Limited, said at CES. “With Mixtile Edge as the brain AIoT network, you can connect any number of Mixtile Links to it to expand your network coverage. All your private data will still be processed and saved locally. “

As a company, Mixtile Limited is fully committed to offering smart home controllers, products, and solutions that not only make life better and simpler but also prioritize users’ privacy and security. Mixtile offers custom smart home and building solutions through its hardware and software platforms and solutions that are tailored to provide users with interconnected systems that improve convenience, efficiency, safety, and security.

Since 2016, Mixtile has evolved with a focus on IoT, hardware development, open source applications, and smart home products. The company conducts research and development of smart home products and platforms as well as designing, manufacturing and marketing the complete Mixtile Smart Home products and solutions.

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McGraw-Hill Announces Winners of the Inaugural ALEKS All-Star Educator Awards

NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — McGraw-Hill, a leading learning science company, today announced the winners of its first-ever ALEKS All-Star Educator Awards, a new awards program honoring outstanding educators. The inaugural installment of the award program, launched in 2019 in celebration of the 20th anniversary of McGraw-Hill ALEKS®, recognizes one K-12 teacher and one higher education instructor who have used the ALEKS learning solution to achieve exceptional results, going above and beyond to help learners succeed.

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Laurie Kane, winner of 2019 McGraw-Hill ALEKS All-Star Educator Award

“For 20 years, ALEKS has helped students reach their full potential, but student success cannot be achieved without truly extraordinary educators,” said Simon Allen, McGraw-Hill CEO. “It’s important that the education community recognizes inspiring and accomplished educators who are leading by example. We are thrilled to honor these all-star educators, who have made such meaningful differences in the lives of those they teach.”

The winners of the 2019 ALEKS All-Star Educator Awards are:

Laurie Kane
Teaches: Pre-Algebra
School: Gulf Middle School
Where: Cape Coral, Florida

Laurie was given the K-12 ALEKS All-Star Educator Award for her work increasing student confidence in math and helping struggling learners succeed. Laurie sees many students enter her class having not met state standards for math and lacking both the tools and the confidence to be successful. With Laurie’s careful instruction and the support of ALEKS, her students have achieved state test scores that are among the highest in the district, and they feel confident in their skills as they move on to Algebra courses.

To read more about Laurie and hear about her inspiring approach to teaching, check out this blog post.

Tuan Dean
Teaches: Math
School: Triton College
Where: River Grove, Illinois

Tuan was given the Higher Ed ALEKS All-Star Educator Award for his work in improving equity in the classroom and giving all students an opportunity to succeed. Tuan has effectively used ALEKS to fast-track student success in math, motivating his students to set higher standards for themselves and take responsibility for their learning. He is also a trusted resource for other faculty members, providing training for his peers who are considering how best to implement ALEKS in their own classes.

The two winners will each receive a $1,000 donation from McGraw-Hill to an education-focused non-profit or charity of his or her choice, a $250 gift card and a collection of McGraw-Hill professional books.

McGraw-Hill also recognizes four additional educators with Honorable Mentions. The 2019 ALEKS All Star Educator Honorable Mentions – each of whom has made a tremendous difference in the lives of their students – are:

  • JoAnn Weinberg, AIMS and Math Seminar Coordinator at American Heritage School in Delray Beach, Florida, for her work in using ALEKS to increase student performance across all levels of ability. (K-12 Honorable Mention)
  • Gina Martinelli, Math teacher at Oak Creek West Middle School in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, for her work in using ALEKS to guide her students toward becoming independent, confident learners. (K-12 Honorable Mention)
  • Mallary DeSantis, Assistant Professor of Math at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for her work in using ALEKS to substantially improve her school’s developmental mathematics curriculum. (Higher Ed Honorable Mention)
  • Holly Dickin, Associate Lecturer of Math at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, for her relentless dedication to helping her students succeed and excel in math. (Higher Ed Honorable Mention)

Based on the theory of “knowledge spaces” from cognitive science, ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) uses artificial intelligence to create personalized and dynamic learning paths for K-20 students based on their unique needs. Since all students enter a course with varying levels of preparedness, ALEKS’s technology pinpoints what students already know, what they don’t and, most importantly, what they’re ready to learn next. To date, ALEKS has helped more than 20 million students at thousands of K-12 schools, colleges and universities throughout the world.

McGraw-Hill
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals. We focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives. Headquartered in New York City, McGraw-Hill has offices across North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America, and makes its learning solutions for PreK-12, higher education, professionals and others available in more than 75 languages. Visit us at mheducation.com or find us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn or Twitter.

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Tyler Reed
McGraw-Hill
(646) 766-2951
tyler.reed@mheducation.com

 

Tuan Dean, winner of 2019 McGraw-Hill ALEKS All-Star Educator Award

 

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Genesys Introduces Experience as a Service Enabling Organizations to Deliver True Personalization

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Genesys®, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, announces it is changing the name of its flagship software as a service (SaaS) offering, PureCloud®, to Genesys Cloud™. This shift reflects the evolution of the company and marks the launch of Experience as a ServiceSM powered by Genesys Cloud, which enables organizations to achieve true personalization at scale. Genesys Cloud, an all-in-one solution and the world’s leading public cloud contact center platform, helps organizations provide better experiences to their customers and employees.

2017 Genesys logo (PRNewsFoto/Genesys)

“Through Genesys Cloud, we’re delivering Experience as a Service to make it easier for organizations to foster customer trust and loyalty. This starts by helping them know their customers as individuals, not profiles or segments, and leading with empathy throughout every connected moment,” said Tony Bates, chief executive officer of Genesys. “When businesses can provide distinctive experiences tailored for each customer, they’re achieving the level of personalization today’s consumers are looking for – and that’s what we enable with Genesys Cloud.”

The solution for any organization
Last year alone, nearly 500 new customers across the globe selected Genesys Cloud, including Banco Inter, Concord Servicing Corporation, eFinancial, Ethiopian Airlines, Medicard Philippines, Inc., Paycor, SITA and TechStyle. The company also announced it closed more than 1,000 deals with existing customers in 2019, helping them to further modernize the service they deliver through Genesys Cloud. Deployments range in size from 20 to 20,000 seats with nearly 90 percent of organizations fully implemented in just 90 days.

“As the fastest growing digital bank in Brazil, we chose Genesys Cloud because we needed a cloud-based omnichannel customer experience platform that could keep up with our accelerated growth strategy,” said João Marcus dos Santos, customer care IT leader of Banco Inter. “Genesys Cloud allows us to use a single solution to engage with our customers on every channel and provides the flexibility we need for our company’s rapid evolution, enabling us to add innovative and disruptive solutions quickly.”

New pricing gives businesses ultimate agility 
To make it even simpler for organizations to adopt Genesys Cloud, the company is rolling out new usage-based pricing. Beginning in the first quarter of 2020, customers have the flexibility to pay only for the hours they want and add as many users as required. In addition, customers can also make changes to their subscription bundle, such as increasing hours and adding digital channels or workforce engagement management seats. This gives customers unmatched versatility to tailor their subscriptions to meet evolving business requirements.

“After a nearly 30-year legacy of providing leading on-premises contact center solutions, Genesys has successfully pivoted to the cloud – a feat many premises providers have tried but few have succeeded in making,” said Sheila McGee-Smith, president, McGee-Smith Analytics. “Genesys Cloud gives businesses the best of both worlds: one of the industry’s most powerful cloud platforms enabling rapid innovation and scalability, coupled with the knowledge and expertise of an industry pioneer. This winning combination enables even the most complex organizations to provide a differentiated experience to each customer, every time.”

The platform for rapid innovation
Easily and cost-effectively customizable, Genesys Cloud is an innovative development platform that allows organizations to address the unique needs of their customers and industry. With its robust feature set, open APIs and 100% microservices-based architecture, the platform was built for developers by developers. In fact, last year alone, 60% of the platform’s 7 billion and growing monthly API calls originated from customers and partners. In addition, organizations have even more opportunity to make Genesys Cloud their own by leveraging applications, integrations and services from the Genesys AppFoundry®, the fastest growing dedicated customer experience marketplace in the industry. 

The company also announced it is delivering all new innovations exclusively via the Genesys Cloud platform. This makes it easy for any Genesys customer – whether on-premises, cloud or hybrid – to consume new capabilities, including artificial intelligence, digital, predictive analytics and more, regardless of the Genesys product they use.

Learn more about transitioning from an on-premises contact center solution to Genesys Cloud.

About Genesys
Every year, Genesys® delivers more than 70 billion remarkable customer experiences for organizations in over 100 countries. Through the power of the cloud and AI, our technology connects every customer moment across marketing, sales and service on any channel, while also improving employee experiences. Genesys pioneered Experiences as a ServiceSM so organizations of any size can provide true personalization at scale, interact with empathy, and foster customer trust and loyalty. This is enabled by Genesys Cloud™, an all-in-one solution and the world’s leading public cloud contact center platform, designed for rapid innovation, scalability and flexibility. Visit www.genesys.com. 

©2020 Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. Genesys, and the Genesys logo, are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Genesys. All other company names and logos may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies. 

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Genesys
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GroupSense and Cybraics Form Strategic Technology Alliance

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GroupSense, a digital risk management company, and Cybraics, a security analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) company, today announced a strategic technology partnership. GroupSense’s customer-specific, operationally ready intelligence, which is gathered and pre-processed through both automated and human reconnaissance, combined with Cybraics’ advanced AI-based threat detection, will provide enterprises with an unparalleled end-to-end security-as-a-service offering to prevent and remediate cyberattacks.

Founded in 2013 and borne out of a government-funded research program, Cybraics offers a fully automated threat-detection solution called nLighten. To date, the nLighten platform has analyzed more than 100 trillion records, which has trained its AI and machine learning engine to deliver precise identification of behaviors by bad actors. The result is a solution that leverages behavioral analytics, instead of rules or signatures, to detect both known and unknown threats and automatically aggregate malicious activities into actionable information. 

“Security teams today are buried by information overload – both from internal systems generating an endless stream of alerts, many of which are false-positives, and external intelligence feeds that dump cascades of ‘one size fits all’ information that must be manually processed before it can be used,” said Michael Duckett, chief operating officer at Cybraics. “This partnership solves the information overload problem, with GroupSense providing customized, operationally ready external threat intelligence, and Cybraics delivering AI-driven threat-hunting capabilities incorporating the threat intelligence to deliver unprecedented speed and accuracy in threat detection.”

GroupSense provides risk intelligence that maps specifically to each customer’s digital business footprint and risk profile. The company does this by combining technology and a world-class analyst team to deliver finished intelligence that is ready to use, requiring no additional processing and customization by client security teams. 

“Our partnership with Cybraics is good news for enterprises everywhere, because together we radically simplify and improve threat detection, which reduces digital business risk,” said Kurtis Minder, CEO and co-founder of GroupSense. “We look forward to delivering a combined solution that will solve our customers’ most difficult security problem – keeping pace with the constantly changing threat landscape.”

About Cybraics
Cybraics has the most advanced AI-based threat detection available. The platform, nLighten, was developed out of an award-winning government research program designed to support the war on terrorism. A true force multiplier, nLighten provides security teams in the small, medium and large enterprise with increased situational awareness and the ability to identify unknown threats that existing security tools just do not catch. With numerous customer success examples and demonstrated ROI in both commercial and government sectors, Cybraics is the proven platform to address security challenges. For more information about Cybraics, please visit www.cybraics.com or connect with us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and YouTube.

About GroupSense
GroupSense is a digital risk management company that delivers customer-specific intelligence that dramatically improves enterprise cybersecurity and fraud-management operations. Unlike generic cyber-intelligence vendors, GroupSense uses a combination of automated and human reconnaissance to create finished intelligence that maps to each customer’s specific digital business footprint and risk profile. This enables customers to immediately use GroupSense’s intelligence to reduce enterprise risk, without requiring any additional processing or management by overstretched security and fraud-prevention teams. GroupSense is based in Arlington, Va., with a growing customer base that includes large enterprises, state and municipal governments, law enforcement agencies and more. 

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Low-Code 20/20: A Clear Vision for Solving the Software Crisis

BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in low-code and no-code application development for the enterprise, today announced its assessment of key technology trends impacting low-code application development in 2020. With the dawn of a new decade, low-code has reached a tipping point because of the looming software crisis. There is simply too much software that needs to get built and not nearly enough software developers to build it. The crisis in software development is helping drive the vastly increased momentum and adoption of low-code in nearly every enterprise, and across nearly every vertical industry. Today’s users expect seamless, personalized experiences across all digital touchpoints. Organizations need reusable business functionality that scales across the enterprise. Employees require enterprise data so they can extract actionable business intelligence and generate new sources of revenue. Low code’s capacity to develop and deploy innovative solutions at velocity — supporting all of these needs — while enabling team autonomy, is how enterprises will deliver results on digital innovation projects in 2020.

Mendix predicts:

  1. Multi-Experience Takes Center Stage in 2020
    Consumer demand for tailored, intuitive digital interactions across multiple touchpoints, including mobile, web browsers, and augmented reality, has already changed the customer service and support experience across industries. In the year ahead, the market preference for rich, digital experiences will expand as C-suite leaders prioritize multi-experience solutions to generate new sources of revenue.
     
    “A new generation of customers and employees entering the workforce don’t want applications that simply save time. They want digital experiences that enable this time to be well-spent,” says Johan den Haan, chief technology officer at Mendix. “Enterprises will focus on delivering rich experiences for a wide variety of new use cases. They will leverage low-code capabilities to deliver the degree of polish, finesse, and fidelity that consumers now expect across devices.”

  2. Mandatory Support for Flexible Cloud Deployments
    Global investments in cloud infrastructure and services will be a top priority for CIOs in 2020.1 With cloud computing now recognized as mainstream for enterprise software delivery, application development platforms must deliver value-added services on top of the customer’s cloud or clouds of choice. Regardless of whether a customer’s line of business requirements dictate the use of public, private, or hybrid cloud infrastructure, the successful software development vendors will be those who enable the seamless transport, provisioning, and deployment of applications across the customer’s cloud of choice. 
     
    “Having the right architecture to support multi-cloud deployment options across on-premises, virtual private, multi-cloud, and multi-tenant public cloud installations will determine if a software vendor can help an enterprise to successfully undertake its digital transformation journey in 2020,” says Hans de Visser, vice president of product management at Mendix.
  3. Low-Code Takes on Customer Engagement and Revenue-Generation
    In 2020, expect to see new profit centers in the enterprise as organizations use low-code platforms to extend core systems to deliver bespoke, data-driven, consumer-grade experiences to create new market opportunities. Research analysts estimate the current share of low-code-related development projects at 10–20 percent of enterprise activity—a figure that’s expected to spike up to 65 percent within four years.2
     
    What’s driving this explosive growth? “The success of low-code exerts a centrifugal force within the enterprise,” says Nick Ford, vice president of product marketing at Mendix. “In the past, low-code projects were undertaken as straightforward use cases focused on operational excellence and cost savings. Now, we’re seeing low-code leveraged for large-scale customer engagement and B-to-B programs that drive higher levels of revenue.”
  4. Research into AI-Powered Development Tooling Accelerates
    “Artificial intelligence’s ability to augment development capabilities is the most significant advance in software development moving forward,” says Gordon Van Huizen, vice president of platform strategy at Mendix. “This year, the research and development teams of leading software vendors are defining and prototyping new AI uses throughout the entire application lifecycle.”
     
    Van Huizen predicts R&D teams will leverage AI to provide experienced developers with pair programming assistance, validate new code, correlate and integrate datasets while flagging anomalies, and reduce a platform’s technical complexity, enabling greater participation by nontechnical business experts and application administrators. Van Huizen adds, “Every software vendor is racing to bring new, creative AI use cases to market within the next three to five years.”
  5. Meet 2020’s New Power Couple: Citizen Integrator + Developer
    In 2020, non-technical business experts will be empowered to solve enterprise-wide data discovery and exploration issues by leveraging a new breed of data management and integration tools. These tools will enable people working outside of central IT integration teams to become “citizen integrators,” enabling business analysts, business subject matter experts, and developers to directly find and integrate data into their daily workflow. This change will be driven without compromising global management or governance.
     
    “Organizations who develop a mindset that drives true democratized integration will lead the creation of what Gartner analysts have described as the ‘Composable Enterprise,'” says Sheryl Koenigsberg, director of product marketing at Mendix. “Newly empowered Citizen Integrators will be able to find and reuse business functionality that enhance employee and customer experiences, and drive quantifiable value for the enterprise.”

For more information about Mendix’s 2020 Predictions, please visit https://www.mendix.com/blog/the-five-tech-trends-that-will-revolutionize-how-you-think-about-software-development-in-2020/

Learn more about the Mendix Platform and Pricing and Availability.

Sources:

  1. CIO investment in multi-cloud infrastructure in 2020: https://www.gartner.com/en/newsroom/press-releases/2019-11-13-gartner-forecasts-worldwide-public-cloud-revenue-to-grow-17-percent-in-2020
  2. Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, published August 8, 2019; Gartner, Low-Code Development Technologies Evaluation Guide, published February 2019; see also: https://www.mendix.com/blog/the-2019-mxdp-magic-quadrant-application-development-goes-multiexperience/

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About Mendix
Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in low-code and no-code application development for the enterprise, is fundamentally reinventing the way applications are built in the digital enterprise. With the Mendix platform, enterprises can ‘Make with More,’ by broadening an enterprise’s development capability to conquer the software development bottleneck; ‘Make it Smart,’ by making apps with rich native experiences that are intelligent, proactive, and contextual; and ‘Make at Scale,’ to modernize core systems and build large app portfolios to keep pace with business growth. The Mendix platform is built to promote intense collaboration between business and IT teams, and dramatically accelerate application development cycles, while maintaining the highest standards of security, quality, and governance — in short, to help enterprises confidently leap into their digital futures. Mendix’s ‘Go Make It’ platform has been adopted by more than 4,000 leading companies around the world.

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Trusona Secures $20 Million in Series C Funding Led by Georgian Partners

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Trusona, the leader in passwordless multi-factor authentication technology, today announced that it has secured $20 million in additional financing led by growth equity firm Georgian Partners. Prior investors including Kleiner Perkins, M12, OurCrowd and Seven Peaks Ventures also participated in the round.  Akamai, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, joined this round as a strategic investor.

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Trusona offers the world’s first fully passwordless authentication technology. This enables organizations to mitigate virtually all risk associated with compromised credential attacks by reducing their attack surface. Though the technology is complex, Trusona’s seamless UI makes it easy to log in to any platform on any device without usernames or passwords.

“This round of funding will not only help us meet the growth in demand for our passwordless authentication solutions, but will also support new breakthrough innovations,” said Ori Eisen, Founder and CEO at Trusona. “We are on a mission to make the online world a safer place by turning usernames and passwords into memories and eliminating compromised credentials.”

The company is seeing unprecedented demand from enterprises that want to move away from traditional, password-based solutions. Compromised credentials are used in over 80 percent of all breaches. Even two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions that rely on usernames and passwords as the first factor authentication are vulnerable and ineffective.

“By 2022, Gartner predicts that 60% of large and global enterprises, and 90% of midsize enterprises, will implement passwordless methods in more than 50% of use cases — up from 5% in 2018,” said Ant Allan, Vice President Analyst at Gartner.

“Trusona is leading the movement to remove passwords,” said Justin LaFayette, Managing Partner at Georgian Partners. “We’re excited to partner with Ori and join a world-class team on their mission to change the way the world authenticates.”

“Trusona gave us a lot more confidence in our security posture,” said Alex Manea, CSO and VP Product at Georgian Partners. “Their passwordless authentication solution protects us against public data breaches and phishing attacks. I’m impressed with how easy it was to deploy and how seamless they’ve made the user experience.”

“We are seeing increasing demand for passwordless authentication because of how it simplifies and improves the user login experience,” said Rick McConnell, president and general manager, Web division, Akamai. “Trusona’s unique approach complements what Akamai does to register and manage customer identities, allowing our customers to offer great online experiences while reducing fraud and achieving compliance with growing regulatory requirements.”

For more information on Trusona, visit www.trusona.com.            

About Trusona

Trusona, the pioneering leader of passwordless MFA for enterprises, secures the identity behind every digital interaction. The company’s solutions provide a complete alternative to usernames and passwords, making authentication more secure and more convenient across all enterprise use cases. Organizations in financial services, healthcare, higher education, media and more, trust Trusona for omni-channel authentication across any digital asset. Trusona is leading the passwordless revolution where there are no passwords to be created, remembered, managed or compromised. Trusona is funded by Georgian Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Akamai, Microsoft Ventures, Seven Peaks Ventures and 2M. For more information, please visit www.trusona.com.  

About Georgian Partners

Georgian Partners is a thesis-driven growth equity firm investing in business software companies leveraging applied artificial intelligence, trust and conversational AI. Founded by successful entrepreneurs and technology executives, Georgian Partners leverages its global software expertise to be able to directly impact the success of companies. For more information, visit www.georgianpartners.com.

Contact: Sharon Vardi, CMO
sv@trusona.com
(408) 858-9590

 

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Dr. George Chrisikos Named Chief Operating Officer of IQ-Analog Corporation

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IQ-Analog Corporation, a premier developer of 5G semiconductor mixed-signal ASIC antenna processor technology, announced the appointment of Dr. George Chrisikos to the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO). As COO, he will be responsible for accelerating product and growth initiatives, innovation, and advancing the company’s global commercial strategy.

Dr. Chrisikos has held executive, engineering and entrepreneurial positions in the fabless wireless semiconductor industry for over 20 years. As the Chief Technology Officer at EvoNexus since 2018, he developed ventures in 5G, RF, IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), and high-performance computing.

Formerly, he led advanced technology development efforts at Qualcomm Inc. from 2008-2018 in RF and modem systems, and as a chipset and platform architect. He holds over 120 granted and pending U.S. and international patents in 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, RF, IoT, and computing algorithms. In his latest role, he was selected to advise Qualcomm’s executive leadership on technology strategy, M&A, and Ventures, and to build revenue synergies from technology investments including RF front-end, AI, and autonomous driving.

Previously, he had two successful startup company exits where he held management and engineering leadership roles. He was the engineering director and product line manager at Applied Wave Research (AWR) Inc. from 2003-2008, where he was responsible for architecting and leading the development of a design automation suite for modem and RFIC design that gained widespread industry adoption worldwide. He also led the business and account management of the product line, increasing the revenue many fold and growing the customer base to more than 100 of the leading communications companies including Qualcomm, Broadcom, Nokia, Ericsson, Skyworks, and TriQuint (Qorvo). AWR was acquired by National Instruments, now Cadence Design Systems. Earlier, he spearheaded communication systems engineering and modem design efforts for development of CDMA and Wi-Fi chipsets, leading to an acquisition by Texas Instruments.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE, AAAS, and recipient of the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Technical Field Award. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), and subsequently completed executive management education at the USC Marshall School of Business.

“We are delighted to welcome George to our team. George brings a wealth of experience and acumen in technology development, innovation, business strategy and product marketing that are sure to benefit the company immensely. IQ-Analog has matured to offer the world’s most advanced high-speed data converter technology and George is perfectly suited to guide this technology into commercial applications,” said Michael Kappes, CEO, IQ-Analog Corporation.

“IQ-Analog’s rich history of innovation and product development is well positioned to address the opportunity and increasing momentum in the commercial 5G markets,” said Chrisikos. “I’m excited to accelerate product definition, customer traction, and design wins as the company transitions to this new phase of growth and innovation.”

In comparing the efficiency bottlenecks of 4G and 5G systems, the number of converters scales with the number of antenna elements. The increased element count of 5G antennas supporting massive MIMO, active antenna systems (AAS), and millimeter-wave (mmWave) phased-arrays is bringing the converters to the forefront as the bottleneck for power efficiency. The current offerings for discrete-component data converters from the leading competitors far exceed the power consumption and cost budgets needed for high volume 5G deployments.

Furthermore, digital beamforming is needed for an antenna array to simultaneously support multiple users, which is a fundamental requirement for an effective wireless access point. Analog beamforming approaches, widely used to circumvent the power consumption, size and cost burdens, lack this flexibility. Digital beamforming solutions that may be built with commercially available off-the-shelf components are excessively expensive and power-hungry. The lack of suitable components and the inability to integrate all the necessary pieces into ASICs has mired the 5G equipment rollout. The CapEx to invest in the network is therefore excessive until the cost of the hardware comes down dramatically through monolithic integration of data converter systems with ASIC digital processing technology in advanced FinFET manufacturing nodes. As such, the end game is a 5G Modem ASIC with embedded data converters manufactured in advanced FinFET CMOS.

The data converter requirements for 5G are perhaps the most demanding of commercial data converter requirements and integration into an ASIC is conceivable by only a few companies who have invested heavily in internal research and development into FinFET data converter technology. IQ-Analog’s FinFET ASIC technology addresses the data conversion bottleneck for 5G modems and transceivers with the development of a fundamentally unique approach to high-speed data conversion known as Traveling Pulse Wave Quantization® or TPWQ. TPWQ was developed and demonstrated to customers, and was shown to offer fundamentally 5X lower power consumption and 35X smaller die-size than universally adopted successive approximation register (SAR)-architecture converters. Moreover, it is immune to recent patent assertions by Analog Devices Inc. on the SAR-based implementations widely used commercially, particularly in the cellular telecom infrastructure market. IQ-Analog’s TPWQ was invented to avoid the SAR architecture in use by conventional systems, and is widely believed to be the only viable alternative.

IQ-Analog is developing a family of antenna processing units (APUs) to accelerate the rollout of 5G networks, addressing both sub-6 GHz and mmWave deployments. The APUs offer TPWQ converter technology coupled with efficient digital processing in a FinFET CMOS process node. The company has proven over several generations of products in adjacent defense markets that with TPWQ it can build the lowest power and smallest form factor APUs. IQ-Analog thus commands a patent-protected integration advantage over potential competition from incumbents and is anticipated to dominate this high volume emerging market segment.

For more information:
Randy Wayland
Tel: +1-858-200-0388
E-mail: info@iqanalog.com  

IQ-Analog Corporation is a leading developer of wideband transceiver products servicing markets for advanced wireless communications and radar systems. With over a decade of research and development, our novel approach to high speed data conversion, using temporal-domain signal processing, is at the core of a new class of integrated circuits performing digital antenna processing with unprecedented performance and power efficiency. IQ-Analog is headquartered in San Diego, California. Learn more at http://iqanalog.com.

 

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Allscripts Partners With Myndyou to Triage High-risk Patients

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MyndYou Inc.  announced today that they have partnered with Allscripts to make the MyndYou triaging and care management solution available to Allscripts clients, reducing the risk of hospitalization for patients worldwide. This partnership will enable the passive monitoring of cognitive change as a proxy for identifying health risks among patients in their home settings and proactively intervene to help prevent hospitalization.

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How it works:

  • Utilizing passively collected voice and daily-activity data, MyndYou’s unique Cognitive Complexity Analysis detects subtle changes in cognitive and behavioral function, identifying a heightened risk for deterioration or hospitalizations.
  • MyndYou then elevates this information within the structure of current care management workflows in order to maximize providers’ care management potential for the purpose of early and accurate intervention.
  • Providers will introduce MyndYou’s care portal, behavioral monitoring app, and voice bot within their current care management practices as effective methods to scale engagement and optimize triaging for patients most at risk.

“By partnering with MyndYou, we can create additional touchpoints between Allscripts clients and their high-risk patients,” said Tina Joros, General Manager – Open Business Unit, Allscripts. “MyndYou’s cognitive-driven solution empowers care management teams to reduce hospitalizations and achieve improved outcomes by passively and precisely identifying those in need of extra attention at the right time.”

MyndYou Features:

  • MyndYou App: A passive behavioral monitoring app that detects changes in behavioral function (such as walking, driving, voice, and sleep) and raises flags to healthcare professionals upon identification of subtle changes that can signal a heightened risk of hospitalization or deterioration.
  • MyndYou virtual care manager, Eleanor: Automated, personalized voice bot calls directly to the patient’s phone using targeted questionnaires aimed to retrieve important information regarding the health and safety status of high-risk clients, with highlighted transcripts elevated to care management teams.
  • MyndYou Care Portal: a dynamic dashboard for care professionals that acts as a client management system and remote calling platform, with integrated insights from the voice analyses from MyndYou VoIP and BOT calls, and activity analyses from the MyndYou App. 

“Our mission is to scale care and improve the quality of life of older adults by bringing together cutting edge technology with the human touch in order to keep them safe and functioning within their home environments for longer,” says Ruth Poliakine Baruchi, CEO and co-founder of MyndYou. 

Find more information about MyndYou on the Allscripts Application Store. The Allscripts Developer Program (ADP) offers both proprietary and FHIR® enabled APIs to connect third-party applications, devices and other innovative healthcare technologies with Allscripts products. Allscripts has been supporting API integration since 2007 and is enabling over a billion data exchanges each year – the largest documented utilization of APIs in healthcare. Health IT developers can create a free account at https://developer.allscripts.com to access the Allscripts Open APIs and start building or connecting new innovations for Allscripts users.

About MyndYou

MyndYou developed the first cognitive-driven, artificial intelligence (AI)-based triaging and case management solution that bridges the gaps of care by empowering healthcare practitioners and providers to remotely engage and intervene with high-risk patients in their homes and communities, at the right time. Through its groundbreaking Cognitive Complexity analysis of speech and day-to-day activity patterns, MyndYou detects subtle changes in cognitive functioning to activate care adjustments in care and timely interventions that improve patient engagement, health outcomes, and quality of life.

Contact
Ruth Poliakine, CEO of MyndYou
+1 646-659-0647
ruth@myndyou.com

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Hexaware is Recognized as a Contender in Workday Services Evaluation by an Independent Research Firm

MUMBAI, India, Jan. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Hexaware Technologies Ltd., one of the fastest-growing automation-led, next-generation providers of IT, BPO and consulting services, and a Workday services partner, today announced that it has been recognized as a Contender in Workday Services in ‘The Forrester New Wave: Workday Implementation Partners, Q3 2019.’
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Hexaware

The report is Forrester’s evaluation of the emerging market for Workday implementation partners. The report looked at criteria including business results, HR transformation services, finance transformation services, business planning services, workday analytics services, artificial intelligence and automation approach, workday technology platform, vision, roadmap and market approach.

According to Forrester, Hexaware, “has strong capabilities for ongoing support and Workday technology.” The report also states that Hexaware “is the best fit for application management work, including reports and integration” as it offers a fixed-fee and shared services model. In terms of client references, the report specified that Hexaware has received praise from clients for the “ability to go above and beyond the contractual agreement and to adapt to changes in the business.” Further to this, Hexaware received an on-par rating in the criteria of Workday analytics, AI and automation and Workday technology.

Elaborating on Hexaware’s focus on Workday services, Prasan Prabhakaran, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Enterprise Solutions, Hexaware, said, “As an India-based Workday services partner, we believe this recognition reflects our continued investment and focus on Cloud-based HR systems. When combined with Workday, Hexaware is able to deliver significant value and business results to clients and help them attain customer success as their competitive advantage.”

About Hexaware:

Hexaware is the fastest growing next-generation provider of IT, BPO and consulting services. Our focus lies on taking a leadership position in helping our clients attain customer intimacy as their competitive advantage. Our digital offerings have helped our clients achieve operational excellence and customer delight by ‘Powering Man Machine Collaboration.’ We are now on a journey of metamorphosing the experiences of our customer’s customers by leveraging our industry-leading delivery and execution model, built around the strategy— ‘Automate Everything, Cloudify Everything, Transform Customer Experiences.’ 

Learn more about Hexaware at http://www.hexaware.com 

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Media contact: 
Sreedatri Chatterjee
E-mail: sreedatric@hexaware.com 

 

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