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Top 3 Growth Opportunities for Digital Pathology-enabling Technology Companies

Establishment of parallel workflows vital to gain regulatory approvals for the use of artificial intelligence capabilities in digital pathology, finds Frost & Sullivan

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Over the next decade, there will be a shift in digital pathology and artificial intelligence (AI) applications from the pharmaceutical sector to clinical diagnostics. Once they are established as primary and secondary diagnostic tools, clinicians will be able to decrease turnaround time, prioritize critical cases, and improve overall patient outcomes. However, for AI tools to gain regulatory approval for primary diagnosis in digital pathology, it is imperative to adopt a parallel workflow to showcase the superior benefits of pathology diagnoses that amass data.

Top 3 Growth Opportunities for Digital Pathology-enabling Technology Companies

“AI has the potential to analyze big data and find patterns and insights that could enhance patient outcomes in the field of pathology,” said Deepak Jayakumar, Senior Research Analyst, TechVision. “It can serve as a supplementary or a validation tool in imaging analytics for pathologists and help process more slides in a shorter duration. So far, AI-based medical diagnostic tools like OsteoDetect have already been approved for use by the FDA for the detection of distal radius fracture. Furthermore, AI-powered tools can better identify skin lesions and the presence of invasive breast cancer.”

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Digital Pathology: Roadmap to the Future of Medical Diagnosis, covers the solutions of digital whole slide scanning, digital imaging solutions, and digital data repository. The study identifies technology advancements, applications, and potential, as well as presents the most successful business models and strategies currently dominating the market.

For further information on this analysis, please visit: http://frost.ly/37w

“Hospitals and diagnostic labs will be the largest adopters of digital pathology over the next decade,” noted Jayakumar. “Technology innovators can ensure greater commercialization by focusing on improving cost optimization for end users through pay-per-use or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models. Additionally, they could map service gaps, expand product portfolios, and use the information obtained from clinical data to develop cutting-edge solutions.”

A few highlighted growth opportunities for digital pathology-enabling technology companies within this analysis include:

  • Responsible use of datasets owned by medical institutions. A case in point is the creation of an imaging research warehouse by Mount Sinai Health System, which equips researchers with imaging and clinical data of more than a million patients.
  • Collaboration with hospitals, diagnostic labs, and medical institutes to generate datasets comparing digital pathology and traditional methods to present a solid case for the regulatory approval of their product.
  • Approval of AI-based tools needs to be a top priority for AI-based, digital pathology-focused companies as low-to-medium risk diagnostic avenues are an innovative way to transition from pharmaceutical to mainstream clinical applications in the digital pathology segment.

Digital Pathology: Roadmap to the Future of Medical Diagnosis is part of Frost & Sullivan’s global Medical Devices & Imaging Growth Partnership Service program.

Frost & Sullivan’s global TechVision practice is focused on innovation, disruption and convergence and provides a variety of technology-based newsletters and research services as well as growth consulting services. Its premier offering, the Top 50 Technologies program, identifies and evaluates the most valuable emerging and disruptive technologies enabling products with near-term potential. A unique feature of the TechVision program is an annual selection of 50 technologies that can generate convergence scenarios, possibly disrupt existing business models, and drive transformational growth. View a summary of our TechVision program by clicking on the following link: http://ifrost.frost.com/TechVision_Demo.

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Vectra Recognized on CRN’s 2019 Security 100 List

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Vectra, the leader in network cyberattack detection and response, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the company to its annual Security 100 list. This list recognizes the coolest security vendors in each of five categories: Endpoint Security; Identity Management and Data Protection; Network Security; SIEM, Risk and Threat Intelligence; and Web, Email and Application Security. The companies on CRN’s Security 100 list have demonstrated innovation and creativity in product development as well as a strong commitment to delivering those offerings through a vibrant channel of solution providers.

“Enterprises have been increasingly investing in threat detection and response solutions,” said Kevin Moore, senior vice president of worldwide field operations, Vectra. “Being named to CRN’s Security 100 list for two consecutive years confirms our commitment to 100 percent go-to-market through the channel and our leadership in delivering a cybersecurity AI platform that automates real-time detection of hidden cyberattacks, empowers AI-assisted threat hunting and accelerates conclusive incident investigations.”

In addition to recognizing security technology vendors for outstanding products and services, the Security 100 list serves as a respected guide for solution providers trying to navigate the IT security market. The list, which will be featured in the February 2019 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/security100, helps prospective channel partners to identify the vendors that can best help them improve or expand their security offerings.

“CRN’s 2019 Security 100 list identifies top technology companies that are meeting high-levels of demand with the most innovative security solutions on the market, enabling businesses to grow uninterrupted,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “The core elements of today’s businesses all depend upon secure, reliable cybersecurity solutions.”

The Cognito platform is the industry-leading cybersecurity AI platform from Vectra that provides full visibility into cyberattacker behaviors from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices, leaving attackers with nowhere to hide. Cognito Detect and its AI counterpart, Cognito Recall, are the cornerstones of the Cognito platform. Cognito Detect automates the real-time detection of hidden attackers while giving Cognito Recall a logical starting point to perform AI-assisted threat hunting and conduct conclusive incident investigations. For more information about Vectra and the Cognito platform, please visit https://vectra.ai/.

About Vectra
Vectra® is transforming cybersecurity with AI. Its Cognito® platform automates network threat detection and response while empowering threat hunters to find hidden attackers in data center and cloud workloads as well as user and IoT devices. Cognito correlates threats, prioritizes hosts based on risk and provides rich context to empower incident response with existing security systems, reducing the security operations workload by 36X. The company has been issued 10 U.S. patents with 11 patents pending for cybersecurity applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Vectra is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. and has European regional headquarters in Zurich. For more information, visit vectra.ai.

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The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com 

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CUJO AI Platform Surpasses 325M Devices Worldwide

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CUJO AI, the cybersecurity and network intelligence software provider is now covering and securing the connected experiences for more than 325M devices. The company offers cost-saving and revenue-generating AI-based solutions to network service providers and their customers. CUJO AI has been chosen by the major network operators Charter Communications and Comcast and other market leaders.

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“Recent cyber attacks and data leaks have raised end-user awareness of cybersecurity issues. IoT adoption continues to grow, and the scale of potential attacks are increasing. Our survey data shows that end-users are becoming very skeptical about their ability to identify the threats or to protect themselves from them,” highlights Santeri Kangas, CTO of CUJO AI.

According to CUJO AI survey, 44.2% of consumers rely on their internet service provider for protection, and 85.2% of respondents claim that cybercrime prevention should be a combined effort, led by internet service providers and end-users among other entities.

“CUJO AI  cybersecurity solutions have been chosen by some of the world’s largest network operators. Our technology helps network operators to double their NPS. We feel a responsibility to continue pioneering AI. We seek to offer new service opportunities, deliver the best in class software security solutions globally and ensure privacy, security, and trust in the connected experiences,” explained Einaras von Gravrock, CEO of CUJO AI.

The CUJO AI platform includes personalized broadband through Advanced Device Identification, AI Security, Content Controls and Privacy solutions. CUJO AI analyzes vast amounts of local network data and then uses proprietary machine learning algorithms to power the features and protect the end users.

Recently the company announced its new President Andrea Peiro to further accelerate corporate growth and drive optimization of the product portfolio.

On the 25-28th of February Einaras von Gravrock together with CUJO AI President Andrea Peiro will be attending the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. Einaras von Gravrock will join the panel discussion: “Global challenge: collaboration, partnership, and co-creation.”

About CUJO AI: 

Powered by proprietary Artificial Intelligence models and uniquely built on billions of real-world data points, CUJO AI portfolio of products is designed to gain clear insight on how data moves across networks and digitally protect people and devices, creating a safer smart-living experience in homes, businesses, and connected communities.

Network, mobile and public Wi-Fi operators around the world utilize the CUJO AI portfolio of products to provide their customers with a seamlessly integrated suite of value added services, covering: advanced connected device identification, real-time network security, privacy protection, and content access control.

CUJO AI is recognized as a Technology Pioneer 2018 by the World Economic Forum. In 2018, it was listed as a “Vendor to Watch” and a “Cool Vendor in IoT security” by Gartner. The company has won the Security Solution of the Year award at the 2018 Glotel Awards. More information about CUJO AI can be found at cujo.com

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D-Link and Microsoft Collaborate to Deliver Smart City Solutions at MWC 2019

D-Link incorporates Microsoft Vision AI technology into its smart city solutions portfolio to transform cities and businesses in the age of digitalization

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today at MWC 2019, D-Link announced that they are collaborating with Microsoft to provide tailor-made intelligent edge solutions for both businesses and cities. Today, cities and businesses of all kinds are embracing digital transformation and deploying IoT solutions so that all types of environments and infrastructure — banks, hospitals, offices, parks, intersections, parking lots etc. can become smarter, safer and more efficient. Advances in technologies including 5G, Cloud services, AI and Edge Computing provide the foundation for this digital transformation. Edge computing technologies and 5G are enabling better connectivity, new services and decreased latency, while machine learning and artificial intelligence enable real-time analytics so users can make informed decisions.

D-Link’s next generation smart city solutions leverage the Azure Machine Learning platform, AZURE media services and Azure IoT Edge to deliver seamless machine learning, modeling, conversion, deployment, and video analytics in one coherent loop. D-Link utilized the Microsoft Vision AI developer kit to enable features including facial and object recognition in their surveillance cameras, so cities and businesses can improve public and private safety, traffic management, pollution control, smart retail, and smart parking.

As a result of this collaboration, we will be able to deliver highly customized computer vision solutions that meet the specific needs of customers across industries and in different types of cities. These solutions will get smarter over time thanks to ongoing refinements enabled by Azure Machine Learning.

“D-Link is thrilled to work with Microsoft on our next-generation edge AI solutions that will revolutionize the digital future of cities and businesses with intelligent connectivity,” said D-Link President Steve Lin.

“Infusing vision AI into devices, like IP cameras, opens up more use cases by enabling data processing in real time without high-powered machines or continuous network connections,” said Rodney Clark, Vice President, IoT at Microsoft. “We are excited to work with D-Link to deliver innovative edge solutions with cognitive capability that empower businesses and cities to make smarter decisions.”

About D-Link

D-Link is a global leader in connecting people, businesses, and cities with our computer networking solutions and technology. Our innovative products and services meet the needs of digital home consumers, small to medium sized businesses, enterprise environments, and service providers. D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, IP surveillance, and cloud-based network management. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer for over 30 years, D-Link has grown from a group of friends in Taiwan into a global brand with over 2,000 employees in 60 countries.

D-Link and D-Link logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of D-Link Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other third-party marks mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2019. D-Link. All Rights Reserved

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Ribbon’s Industry-Tested Solutions Support Major Effort to Combat Unwanted Robocalling

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global software leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, today announced that two of its key solutions have successfully completed interoperability testing to support a major industry effort designed to help communications service providers (CSPs) protect consumers against unwanted robocalls and caller ID spoofing. Ribbon’s market-leading software and appliance-based session border controllers (SBC 5000 Series, SBC 7000 and SBC SWe) and its policy and routing (PSX) software solutions have completed testing with Neustar, a leading global information services provider and the exclusive host of the ATIS Robocalling Testbed.

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This testing supports a joint effort from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) called STIR-SHAKEN, which is aimed at boosting consumer protection against robocalls and spoofing. Ribbon’s software-based solutions comply with the IETF’s Secure Telephone Identity Revisited (STIR) standards and the Signature-based Handling of Asserted information using toKENs (SHAKEN) framework, which was developed by the ATIS/SIP Forum NNI Task Force.

Ribbon is collaborating closely with Neustar and other industry partners to deliver a comprehensive solution that enables CSPs to combat robo and nuisance calls via the STIR-SHAKEN initiative.

“Nuisance and spoofed calls have been cited as the largest source of consumer complaints to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and are now the agency’s top priority, with the FCC Chairman calling on all CSPs to work together to make call authentication a reality,” said Kevin Riley, Chief Technology Officer for Ribbon. “Our newly tested, standards-based solutions allow CSPs to now offer consumers significantly improved call authentication and verification protection against the annoying spoofed calls and robocalls that many of us receive on a daily basis.”

Riley added, “These solutions combined with our SBC and Ribbon Protect security features provide CSPs with a comprehensive offering for Unified Communications security and improved identity management.”

The Secure Telephone Identity Governance Authority operating under the auspices of ATIS is bringing the industry together to develop an overall framework to put STIR-SHAKEN into action in the network,” said ATIS President and CEO Susan Miller. “Our joint STIR-SHAKEN efforts are helping Testbed participants deliver practical solutions to address one of the industry’s most serious concerns.”

“Ribbon and Neustar are working closely with other ecosystem partners and industry organizations to deliver best-in-class, interoperable, standards-based solutions that will help service providers address this growing problem,” said James Garvert, General Manager and Vice President, Caller Identification Solutions, Neustar. “We believe our close collaboration and combined expertise will help accelerate the industry adoption of the STIR-SHAKEN standards.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Ribbon’s software and appliance-based session border controller and policy and routing solutions, have successfully been tested with Neustar in the ATIS Robocalling Testbed to support the efforts of the IETF and ATIS in eliminating robocalls and call spoofing.
  • The newly tested solutions are part of the industry’s STIR-SHAKEN efforts, which are aimed at protecting consumers against nuisance calls.
  • Ribbon’s session border controller and policy and routing solutions offer CSPs advanced network detection and security capabilities, and complement the STIR-SHAKEN efforts of the IETF and ATIS to mitigate the robocalling and call spoofing epidemic.
  • Ribbon is working with several industry partners, including Neustar, to deliver a holistic solution to address the robocalling issue.

About ATIS
As a leading technology and solutions development organization, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) brings together the top global ICT companies to advance the industry’s business priorities. ATIS’ 150 member companies are currently working to address 5G, robocall mitigation, Smart Cities, artificial intelligence-enabled networks, distributed ledger/blockchain technology, cybersecurity, IoT, emergency services, quality of service, billing support, operations, and much more. These priorities follow a fast-track development lifecycle – from design and innovation through standards, specifications, requirements, business use cases, software toolkits, open source solutions, and interoperability testing.

ATIS is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). ATIS is the North American Organizational Partner for the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a founding Partner of the oneM2M global initiative, a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), as well as a member of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL). For more information, visit www.atis.org. Follow ATIS on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

About Neustar
Neustar, Inc. is a leading global information services provider driving the connected world forward with responsible identity resolution. As a company built on a foundation of Privacy by Design, Neustar is depended upon by the world’s largest corporations to help grow, guard and guide their businesses with the most complete understanding of how to connect people, places and things. Neustar’s unique, accurate and real-time identity system, continuously corroborated through billions of transactions, empowers critical decisions across our clients’ enterprise needs. Neustar is the industry leader in Caller Identification solutions, co-author of the STIR standards, key contributor to the SHAKEN framework, and serves as the exclusive host of the industry’s Robocall Testbed. More information is available at https://www.home.neustar.

About Ribbon Communications
Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers market-leading software solutions that secure and power many of the world’s leading service provider and enterprise communications environments. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, the company’s cloud-native solutions deliver intelligent and secure real-time communications solutions for the cloud, network and enterprise edge. Ribbon’s Kandy Cloud real-time communications software platform delivers advanced and embedded CPaaS and UCaaS capabilities enabling service providers to rapidly create and deploy high-value communications services. To learn more, visit ribboncommunications.com.

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The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties, including statement regarding delivering value to customers. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. The actual results of Ribbon Communications may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Ribbon Communications’ business, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of Ribbon Communications’ most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements represent Ribbon Communications’ views only as of the date on which such statement is made and should not be relied upon as representing Ribbon Communications’ views as of any subsequent date. While Ribbon Communications may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Ribbon Communications specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

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CUJO AI Announces Appointment of Andrea Peiro as President

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — CUJO AI, a cybersecurity and network intelligence software provider for network operators announced today that Andrea Peiro joined the CUJO AI team and has been appointed corporate President.

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“Andrea is a world-class technology executive with a track record of creating extraordinary and lasting value,” said Yuri Frayman, Executive Chairman of the Board.

“I am thrilled to join this fantastic group of people, and humbled by the opportunity that the Board of Directors has given me to share my experience and contribute to advance the vision of such a fast-growing organization,” said Andrea. “Artificial Intelligence is transforming our relationship with technology and technology affects our lives. The uniqueness of the CUJO AI machine learning approach is truly game-changing in the quest to protect all connected people and things.”

As President, Andrea takes on a wide range of responsibilities with a particular focus on product portfolio innovation, global growth, and strategic planning.

After a decade as a naval intelligence officer, Andrea has spent over twenty years in Silicon Valley, where he joined the founding team of multiple successful startups at the forefront of networking, security and virtualization technologies. While at Xerox PARC he co-founded PowerCloud Systems that was acquired by Comcast in 2014, transforming the way advanced data services are developed and delivered to businesses and consumers via the cloud.

At Comcast, Andrea led the executive vision and development of xFi, the company’s cloud-based broadband delivery platform. He was then appointed GM of the Advanced Technologies and Products Group, creating a task-force-oriented approach for rapid development of innovative products and services that extend and complement the Xfinity portfolio.

“Andrea’s depth of corporate and entrepreneurial experience across so many significant technology companies makes him uniquely qualified to lead the shaping of our next growth chapter,” said Einaras von Gravrock, the CEO and Co-Founder of CUJO AI. “And with his addition to our executive team, I look forward to continuing to build on the great foundation that has led us to today’s success.” 

About CUJO AI: 

Powered by proprietary Artificial Intelligence models and uniquely built on billions of real-world data points, CUJO AI portfolio of products is designed to gain clear insight on how data moves across networks and digitally protect people and devices, creating a safer smart-living experience in homes, businesses, and connected communities.

Network, mobile and public Wi-Fi operators around the world utilize the CUJO AI portfolio of products to provide their customers with a seamlessly integrated suite of value added services, covering: advanced connected device identification, real-time network security, privacy protection, and content access control.

World Economic Forum has recognized CUJO AI as a Technology Pioneer 2018. By the research company Gartner the company was listed as a “Vendor to Watch” and a “Cool Vendor in IoT security”. CUJO AI has won the Security Solution of the Year award at the 2018 Glotel Awards. More information about CUJO AI can be found at cujo.com

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Smart Technology Marketing Revenues Surged 393% to $340 Million in 2018, Driven Primarily By Triple-Digit Growth in AI, AR and VR Marketing

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — U.S. smart technology marketing (STM) revenues surged 393.4% to $340.4 million in 2018, making STM by far the fastest-growing marketing segment in 2018, according to the first-ever benchmark on this small but burgeoning category from media industry economists PQ Media.

Overall STM revenues, which are broken down into five major categories – artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, internet of things, and voice assistant marketing – are projected to grow at more than 100% for each of the next two years, topping $2 billion in 2020, according to PQ Media’s just-released U.S. Smart Technology Marketing Forecast 2019. While smart technology accounted for less than 1% of total US marketing expenditures in 2018, brand marketer investments are expected to reach $7.08 billion in 2023.

Artificial intelligence (AI) was the largest segment of smart technology marketing in 2018, representing two-thirds of the category’s overall investment by marketers, and it was the fastest-growing of all STM channels, rising 418% to $226.8 million last year. AI is the largest of the five STM channels due to the strength of major operators like IBM Watson working with major brands. AIM allows marketers to develop personalized messages over multiple media platforms, such as TV, digital and out-of-home media.

Augmented reality (AR) was the second largest and second-fastest growing STM channel, growing 400% to $75 million in 2018, according to the PQ Media. AR is generating strong growth rates because it is among the least expensive of the STM channels to produce marketing messages. Brand awareness of AR grew when marketers began partnering with Pokémon Go! and placing mobile beacons at retail stores.

“STM use has been growing substantially over the past three years as more brands become aware of its potential, with cost, ease of use, and turnaround time being key factors when they choose to employ one of the five STM channels,” said PQ Media President Patrick Quinn. “While some industry observers have called STM the ‘holy grail’ because of its ability to engage customers at the point of decision, key issues like standard measurement remain, as no standard ROI-type measurement has yet been developed.”

Virtual Reality (VR) ranked third in size among the five STM segments in 2018, and while it posted triple-digital gains it was the slowest growing of the major channel categories. VR head gear sales have been somewhat weak, making the projected reach of VR much lower than originally anticipated, as high costs to produce VR messages have weighed on this segment.

Voice Assistants was the fourth-fastest growing channel in 2018, as smart speakers only became available in late 2015 and growth decelerated sharply after Amazon and Google instituted standards that limited ads during daily briefings. Brands are using VA by developing so-called skills, like beauty hints, and incorporating sponsored content marketing podcasts.

Internet of Things (IoT) was the smallest of the STM channels due to very few appliances having the capability to provide effective marketing messages, though connected refrigerators with screens are being used to deploy messages, such as recipes using specific brands.

About the Report:

PQ Media’s U.S. Smart Technology Marketing Forecast 2019 is the first and only source of comprehensive, in-depth and consistent data and analysis of the five major STM channels, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, internet of things, virtual reality and voice assistants. The new report delivers over 100 slides of original data and analysis covering the entire 2013-23 period, with five-year projections, growth trends, technology applications for each STM channel, identification of leading brands employing STM in media plans, examples of campaigns, and leading STM operators helping brands develop engaging and effective marketing messages through these platforms. To examine the full breadth and depth of the new report, you can download a Free Executive Summary and Table of Contents by clicking on the following link: https://www.pqmedia.com/product/pq-media-u-s-smart-technology-marketing-forecast-2019/

About PQ Media:

PQ Media delivers intelligent data and analysis to executives at the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology organizations through syndicated market research, custom market intelligence and strategic advisory services. PQ Media uses a proprietary econometric methodology to define, segment, size and project growth across more than 100 digital, traditional and alternative media platforms and channels by global region, country, media platform, channel, gender and generation group.

 

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FDA Signs Collaborative Agreement with Dana Solutions to Apply Deep-Learning Algorithms for Drug Safety Testing

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Dana Solutions LLC announced today that it has entered into a Research Collaboration Agreement with the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

FDA and Dana Solutions will collaborate to leverage state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to advance the drug development process. The research will apply Dana Solutions’ deep learning platform to predict clinical toxic side effects of drugs applied to human cell culture models, including iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes and hepatocytes. The research will focus on in vitro structural toxicity, with a goal of demonstrating improved sensitivity over existing functional assays and improved prediction of in vivo toxicity.

Managing Member of Dana Solutions, Dr. Mahnaz Maddah said: “Through this collaborative agreement, we will work with FDA to establish how AI can improve the drug development process, with a focus on drug safety testing. The combination of human iPSC-derived cell models with our deep learning platform represents an emerging technology with potential to shift the paradigms on drug safety assessment.”

This collaboration fits within the FDA’s Strategic Plan for Regulatory Science and priority areas of evaluating innovative new technologies and improving health outcomes.

About Dana Solutions:
Dana Solutions develops Artificial Intelligence solutions for the life sciences industry. We partner with companies in medical devices and biotechnology, as well as academia and government institutions, to develop breakthrough products and enable new scientific discoveries.

 

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DinoplusAI Partners with SiFive to Develop Mission-Critical AI Processor Platform for High Performance Processing with Ultra-Low Latency

SAN MATEO, Calif., Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SiFive, the leading provider of commercial RISC-V processor core IP, design platforms and silicon solutions, today announced that it was selected by DinoplusAI, an innovator in artificial intelligence (AI) processors and software for high performance mission-critical applications, to develop its mission-critical AI processor platform, which is optimized for ultra-low latency applications, such as data centers, 5G/edge cloud and autonomous vehicles. The DinoplusAI processor platform combines the SiFive RISC-V E34 Management Core with a proprietary AI engine from DinoplusAI. In addition, SiFive’s Custom SoC Division will provide industry-proven robust RTL-to-physical design custom SoC implementation methodology to ensure first-time working silicon and enable high-volume production.

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The DinoplusAI processor platform provides consistent ultra-low latency, mitigating the common constraints of high-performance AI processing. The DinoplusAI processor features a scalable architecture, software stack and user interfaces. It not only addresses the computing power and energy efficiency required in AI applications, but also the latency, security and reliability that designers of AI products and services rely on. The processor platform is highly consistent and predictable, and has achieved the industry’s lowest latency at low batch size, which is critical in AI applications.

“We chose to partner with SiFive because of the company’s leadership in RISC-V cores, and its proven success in ASIC design and manufacturing of fully optimized SoCs,” said Jay Hu, CEO of DinoplusAI. “This expertise, combined with our IP blocks for AI, will result in a truly unique solution that optimizes inference with a focus on performance, power efficiency, ultra-low latency, assured security and reliability.”

“The DinoplusAI processor, with superior DeepBench LSTM performance, enables more than 4,000 real-time audio streams with a computation latency of less than 1ms for Rokid’s acoustic model, an industry leading cloud speech recognition algorithm,” said Dr. Yi Rao, director of the R-lab at Rokid.

“Meeting the ultra-low latency challenges of AI applications requires a successful platform approach that comprises of a new class of silicon IP, cores and advanced physical implementation techniques,” said Naveed Sherwani, CEO of SiFive. “The DinoplusAI processor platform features powerful IP, specifically designed by DinoplusAI for next-generation AI applications. We will integrate these AI IP blocks into our 16nm FinFET design platform based on the SiFive RISC-V E34 management core to deliver a complete silicon solution.”

About DinoplusAI

DinoplusAI designs and produces AI processors and software for data centers, 5G/edge cloud computing, autonomous driving and other mission-critical applications. The company’s unique approach optimizes performance, power efficiency and ease of use, while also enabling cost-effective training. DinoplusAI was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Fremont, CA. For more information, visit http://dinoplus.ai/.

About SiFive

SiFive is the leading provider of market-ready processor core IP, development tools and silicon solutions based on the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture. Led by a team of seasoned silicon executives and the RISC-V inventors, SiFive helps SoC designers reduce time-to-market and realize cost savings with customized, open-architecture processor cores, and democratizes access to optimized silicon by enabling system designers in all market verticals to build customized RISC-V based semiconductors. Located in Silicon Valley, SiFive has backing from Sutter Hill Ventures, Spark Capital, Osage University Partners, Chengwei, Huami, SK Hynix, Intel Capital, and Western Digital. For more information, visit www.sifive.com.

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Sideqik Raises $5 Million Series A To Drive Innovation In Influencer Marketing Platform

ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sideqik, the influencer marketing and social engagement platform whose mission is to help brands authentically engage with their customers and the people they trust, today announced it has raised $5 million in its Series A round, bringing their total funding to $6.5 million. Jackson Square Ventures led the round with participation from Fuqua Capital, Tom Noonan – founder of Internet Security Systems and director for ICE/NYSE and Manhattan Associates – and continued support from their lead pre-Seed investors Bee Partners and Bonfire Ventures.

The company has emerged as a leader in the social engagement and influencer marketing categories, with sales growing nearly 900 percent in the past two years alone. Their innovations around using artificial intelligence (A.I.) to power marketing insights and engagement led to them recently being named as one of the 10 Most Innovative Companies by the Technology Association of Georgia. These accolades are due to the company’s focus on using technology to help customers understand who is influencing their brand, competition, and market, using those insights to build authentic relationships with their customers and influencers, and measuring the impact and ROI of those efforts.

“Marketers today are overwhelmed by the amount of data at their disposal,” says Jeremy Haile, Co-Founder and CEO, Sideqik. “The challenge is using that data to make decisions and improving how they engage with their customers and the influencers that speak to them. As consumer attention shifts more and more to mobile and social, it’s increasingly important that brands are able to engage with them there, and it’s our mission to provide an innovative platform that helps them do that in an intelligent, authentic, and measurable way.”

Looking to the future, Sideqik will continue innovating through its products by using its AI-driven intelligence to help brands better understand their market, competition, and consumers — informed by more than sixteen million online profiles and over two billion social posts. Sideqik will also be adding their first predictive analytics capabilities, allowing marketers to better understand the trends driving their brands, influencers, and marketplace.

Sideqik plans to use this investment to add over 60 employees across their Atlanta headquarters, Phoenix, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Europe, and continue providing a top-notch level of service to their growing enterprise customer base.

Sideqik serves the largest and most innovative brands in the world – Coca-Cola, Universal Music, Procter & Gamble, Under Armour, Turner, and Home Depot– who use Sideqik to better engage with their customers and the social influencers in their industry.

“Social engagement and influencer marketing have emerged as the fastest growing segment of the marketing technology stack,” said Greg Gretsch, founding partner and managing director, Jackson Square Ventures. “We’re excited to partner with Sideqik on their mission to help companies adapt to this connected world we live in, and to engage with their customers in a better, more authentic, and more engaging way.”

Sideqik is looking for incredible, diverse people to join its team. For more information on career opportunities, please visit the company’s career page here.

Founded in 2012, Sideqik’s platform provides data analysis to help provide context to brand marketers around their market, competition, and consumers. Sideqik’s influencer marketing analytics empower brands to discover new influencers, manage the relationships with influencers they already have, and measure the results of carefully crafted campaigns. The platform works with brands in every step of social media engagement, starting with engaging with fans and ending with the measurement of sales and results. The company’s highly developed capabilities in artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machine learning provide context and understanding to social media marketing, better enabling brands to do what they do best. Sideqik’s customers include Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Logitech, NVIDIA, Procter & Gamble, TV Guide, and Universal Studios.

Contact: Nancy Rothman, Nancy@sideqik.com, 404-754-5637

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