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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and McGuire Research Institute Join Anixa Biosciences Cchek™ Prostate Cancer Study

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Anixa Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIX), a biotechnology company focused on using the body’s immune system to fight cancer, today announced that the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center (VAMC) located in Richmond, VA has joined its ongoing prostate cancer Cchek™ study.  Study enrollment will be led by Dr. Michael G. Chang, Service Chief, within the Radiation Oncology Department.

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“We are pleased to be working with Dr. Chang and the VAMC to further develop our artificial intelligence based prostate cancer diagnostic test,” stated Dr. Amit Kumar, CEO of Anixa.

About Anixa Biosciences, Inc.
Anixa, a cancer-focused biotechnology company, is harnessing the body’s immune system in the fight against cancer. Anixa is developing both diagnostics and therapeutics to detect cancer early, when it is most curable, and to treat those afflicted once diagnosed. It is developing the Cchek™ platform, a series of inexpensive non-invasive blood tests for the early detection of solid tumors, which is based on the body’s immune response to the presence of a malignancy. It is also developing chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) based immuno-therapy drugs which genetically engineer a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer. Anixa also continually examines emerging technologies in complementary or related fields for further development and commercialization. Additional information is available at

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Unanimous AI, Winner of a 2018 Chicago Innovation Award, Rings the Nasdaq Closing Bell

SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Unanimous AI will join fellow winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards in New York City on Monday, March 25th to ring the Closing Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market. The event will emphasize innovation and shine a spotlight on organizations that are adding to the vibrant economy of Chicago.

Unanimous was recognized for pioneering a new form of AI that amplifies the intelligence of business teams, enabling networked groups to make more accurate forecasts, assessments, predictions, and decisions. Unanimous has recently launched an online platform called “Swarm” that makes this powerful technology available to the Enterprise Collaboration market, enabling business teams of all sizes to quickly amplify their collective intelligence.

“Chicago Innovation Award winners cut across all industries and represent the best in new product and service development from large companies, startups and non-profits,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards. “Their winning innovations are solving a range of unmet needs in the marketplace, and we’re proud to celebrate their successes on a global stage by ringing the Nasdaq Bell.”

Joining Unanimous AI will be other winners including: Abbott, Above and Beyond, Adler Planetarium, Advanced Valve Technologies, Aspire, BallotReady, Cameo, Catalytic, Codeverse, Ensono, Esquify, ExerciseBuddy, Farmer’s Fridge, GuardianVets, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Jiobit, Lakeview Pantry, Molex, PanaceaNano, Parker Dewey, Sittercity, Sterling, The Bra Lab, Truss, and UPshow.

“The Chicago Innovation Awards challenge conventional thinking and celebrate the fact that good ideas can come from anywhere,” said Dr. Louis Rosenberg, CEO of Unanimous AI. “Our Swarm AI platform challenges the notion that AI technologies will replace human intelligence in the workplace. Instead we’ve found that AI is most effective in enterprise when used to amplify human insights, turning business teams into super-experts. We’re honored that the judges recognized the importance of our technology and excited to ring the NASDAQ bell alongside such great company.”

Swarm AI technology from Unanimous was developed by combining the biological phenomenon of Swarm Intelligence with high-speed networks and AI algorithms. The result is a hybrid approach to AI that enables distributed groups of users to amplify their combined intelligence and generate significantly more accurate predictions, decisions, estimations, and diagnoses.

Swarm Intelligence is the reason why birds flock, bees swarm, and fish school – they are smarter together than alone. By forming real-time systems, these organisms collectively make optimized decisions that greatly exceed the innate ability of any individual member. While humans have not evolved the ability swarm naturally, Swarm AI technology from Unanimous enables this artificially, allowing groups to quickly amplify their intelligence by forming real-time swarms.

To learn more about the Chicago Innovation Award winners, read their stories and watch their videos.

About Unanimous AI

Unanimous AI is the maker of Swarm®, the world’s first SaaS platform for amplifying the intelligence of business teams. The Swarm platform and Swarm AI technology from Unanimous was recognized as SXSW’s 2018 “Artificial Intelligence Innovation of the Year” and was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (#nsffunded, #nsfstories) to further its groundbreaking research.

About Chicago Innovation

Chicago Innovation was established in 2002 as the Chicago Innovation Awards, an annual ceremony to celebrate the most innovative products and services in the Chicago region. The organization has evolved into a year-round series of events and activities designed to educate, connect and celebrate innovators in the Chicago region. The organization’s expansion includes the Chicago Student Invention Convention to empower Chicago’s youth to be innovators, the Chicago Innovation Women Mentoring Co-op to support female innovators, Corporate Start-up Match-Making to connect large corporations with emerging start-ups, an Innovation MBA in partnership with IIT that offers real-world experiential learning and $10,000 scholarships, the Chicago Neighborhood Awards to promote innovation in Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, and Ageless Innovators to support older adult innovators and bridge generations in the workplace. For more info, visit To follow Chicago Innovation on social media, find it on Twitter (@Chi_Innovation) or Facebook (Chicago Innovation).


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EDP Invests in Presenso, Machine Learning-based Predictive Maintenance Solution Provider

HAIFA, Israel, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — EDP Ventures, the Venture Capital arm of EDP has decided to invest in Presenso, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence driven Predictive Maintenance for industrial assets. EDP, the fourth largest player in renewable energy, ranks among Europe’s major electricity operators and is one of the largest business groups in Portugal.

This investment supports a strategic partnership between EDP and Presenso, aiming to accelerate Industry 4.0 adoption within the utility sector.

“In the last year Presenso has added leading industrial organizations to its client roster,” says CEO Eitan Vesely: “We are pleased that EDP recognizes the potential of Presenso’s approach to Predictive Maintenance based on Automated Machine Learning or AutoML. We look forward to expanding our global presence as more industrial plants start realizing the value of reducing unplanned equipment downtime and increasing production yield rates and revenue.”

“With AutoML, Presenso is able to provide a single solution which is quick to deploy and is applicable to multiple types of machines,” added Deddy Lavid (Ben Lulu), Presenso CTO.

“The utility sector is changing fast. The development of Digital Technologies such as predictive analytics is accelerating and it’s urgent to take advantage of them to change the paradigm of traditional assets maintenance. We are thrilled to be joining Presenso and are looking forward to work with the company and contribute to its development as a front runner in the industrial analytics field,” says Luís Manuel, EDP Ventures’ board member.

Presenso provides AI driven Industrial Analytics tools for Predictive Maintenance using data science innovations such as Automated Machine Learning (AutoML). These tools are accessible to maintenance and reliability professionals without the need to hire Big Data experts. Presenso solution is available today for both OEM’s which are now developing their Industry 4.0 offerings and to end users operating their own equipment.

EDP Ventures is the corporate venture arm of EDP Group, an early-stage venture capital mainly focused in Seed and Series A aiming to support and stimulate the open innovation process in the energy sector. Currently managing more than 70M€, EDP Ventures looks for disruptive technologies and business models focusing in Renewable Power technology, Smart Grids, Energy Efficiency, Electric Mobility, Energy Storage, AI and ML, Cybersecurity, Digital and Predictive analytics. It is located in Lisbon and São Paulo.

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KBRwyle Wins $95.7M in Cyber and Engineering Work for U.S. Military

HOUSTON, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced today that its global government services business, KBRwyle, has been awarded three contracts totaling $95.7 million to support cybersecurity and engineering efforts for the U.S. military.

KBRwyle was awarded these contracts under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s multiple-award (DoD IAC MAC) contract vehicle for work to be performed for various U.S. military organizations. These task orders were awarded by the U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA).

  • KBRwyle was awarded a $41.9 million cybersecurity task order to help pioneer an Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) approach to data analysis and exploitation for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing. This will help a variety of USAF and DoD customers discover hidden correlations, better understand data analysis results, and make more informed decisions.

    This cost-plus-fixed-fee task order was awarded under the DoD IAC’s Cyber Security and Information Systems Technical Area Task (CSTAT) multi-award contract. KBRwyle won a seat on the CSTAT contract in 2015. This work will be performed primarily at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio over the next five years.

  • KBRwyle was awarded a $35.3 million task order to provide information technology (IT) and cybersecurity services for the U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) activities. Specifically, KBRwyle will support the use and application of cyber-related technologies in the design, develop­­­­ment, testing, and evaluation of enterprise-wide IT and information management systems and infrastructure. KBRwyle will assist NAVAIR logistics in providing IT operations and maintenance, enterprise architecture, automated data processing, and enterprise license management services.

    AFICA awarded this cost-plus-fixed-fee task order awarded under the DoD IAC’s CSTAT contract. This work will primarily be performed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in Lexington Park, Maryland over a three-year period.

  • KBRwyle was awarded a $18.5 million task order to provide a full spectrum of engineering services, including cybersecurity, obsolescence management, reverse engineering, and ground vehicle power and mobility. KBRwyle will assist the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) in enhancing technologies for integration onto ground systems; assess the development of new technologies; and conduct survivability modeling and simulation for new systems.

    This cost-plus-fixed-fee task order was awarded under the DoD IAC’s Defense Systems Technical Area Task (DSTAT) contract. KBRwyle won a seat on the DSTAT contract in June 2014. The work will be performed in Sterling Heights and Warren, Michigan over a 45-month period.

“Our recent series of cybersecurity wins underscores our position as a leading provider of innovative cyber and electronic security solutions,” said Byron Bright, KBR President, Government Services U.S. “These awards demonstrate our ability to continually provide trusted, knowledge-based services to meet our customers’ cybersecurity and IT needs.”

KBRwyle offers an array of IT and cyber capabilities, including software engineering and development; big data analytics, computer network management, defense and support; cyber certification and accreditation; cyber policy development, translation and training; vulnerability assessment and evaluation; utility monitoring and control; health IT; and cloud security.

About DoD IAC Program
The DoD IAC program operates as a part of Defense Technical Information Center and provides technical data management and research support for DoD and federal government users. Established in 1946, the IAC program serves the DoD science and technology (S&T) and acquisition communities to drive innovation and technological developments by enhancing collaboration through integrated scientific and technical information development and dissemination for the DoD and broader S&T community. KBRwyle’s contracts are part of the DoD IAC’s Cyber Security and Information Systems Technical Area Task (CSTAT) and Defense Systems Technical Area Task (DSTAT).

About KBR, Inc.
KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs approximately 36,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 75 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

  • Government Services, serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

  • Technology, including proprietary technology focused on the monetization of hydrocarbons (especially natural gas and natural gas liquids) in ethylene and petrochemicals; ammonia, nitric acid and fertilizers; oil refining and gasification
  • Hydrocarbons Services, including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.


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KBR’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, any subsequent Form 10-Qs and 8-Ks, and other U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss some of the important risk factors that KBR has identified that may affect the business, results of operations and financial condition. Except as required by law, KBR undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.


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Global $15+ Bn Automotive Camera (ADAS & Park Assist) Market 2018-2019 & 2025

DUBLIN, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The “Automotive Camera Market by Application (ADAS & Park Assist), View Type (Single View System & Multi-Camera System), Technology (Thermal, Infrared & Digital), Vehicle Type & Class, Electric Vehicle Type, and Region – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to’s offering.

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Government initiatives related to vehicle safety features in economically-advanced countries and increasing consumer demand for active safety systems to fuel the demand for the automotive camera market

The global automotive camera market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.62% during the forecast period, from USD 7.5 billion in 2018 to USD 15.1 billion by 2025.

An increasing number of consumers now make a purchase decision based on the availability of advanced safety functions and technologies in a vehicle. The rising demand for premium vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is also driving the growth of the automotive camera market. Moreover, technological advancements such as autonomous vehicles and truck-platooning are expected to create opportunities for the automotive camera market in the coming years. However, the high cost of multi camera systems can restrain the growth of the automotive camera market. Constraints in real-time image processing in surround view systems can also pose challenges for the automotive camera market.

ADAS segment to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.

ADAS is estimated to be the fastest growing segment, by value, of the automotive camera market from 2018 to 2025. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the increasing trend of integrating additional safety features in vehicles. The automotive camera system helps in the functioning of ADAS features such as object detection, blind spot detection, and traffic sign recognition. Thus, the growth of the ADAS function is likely to fuel the multi camera system market.

The passenger car segment is estimated to be the largest market, in terms of value, in the automotive camera market.

The passenger vehicle segment is estimated to hold the largest market share. The rising demand for ADAS features in passenger cars and the advent of semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles are expected to drive the market growth in this segment. Increasing safety concerns have compelled OEMs to provide ADAS features, which in turn is boosting the demand for semi-autonomous vehicles. Moreover, camera-based ADAS features help to meet the elevated safety standards.

Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest growing market for automotive camera during the forecast period.

The Asia Pacific automotive camera market is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Developing countries such as India and China have witnessed increased consumer demand for an active safety system in vehicles. The promotion of ADAS functions by OEMs is also driving the market for vehicle safety features. The increasing adoption of these features in mid-priced and economy segment passenger cars is expected to fuel the growth of the automotive camera market in the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, vehicle hybridization and electrification, increasing production of electric vehicles, and increasing sales of passenger vehicles are the key factors driving the automotive camera market in the Asia Pacific region.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities In The Automotive Camera Market
4.2 Automotive Camera Market In Europe, By Application And Country
4.3 Automotive Camera Market, Major Countries
4.4 Automotive Camera Market, By Application
4.5 Automotive Camera Market, By View Type
4.6 Automotive Camera Market, By Vehicle Type
4.7 Automotive Camera Market, By Technology

5 Industry Trends
5.1 Technological Overview
5.1.1 Evolution Of Automotive Camera
5.1.2 Multi Camera Systems For Automotive Functions Of Multi Camera Systems 2D And 3D Display
5.1.3 Camera Systems For Autonomous Vehicle And Truck Platooning
5.1.4 Automotive Camera Systems With Artificial Intelligence (Ai)
5.2 Regulatory Overview
5.3 Porter’s Five Forces

6 Market Overview
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Market Dynamics
6.2.1 Drivers Government Initiatives Related To Vehicle Safety Features In Economically-Advanced Countries Increasing Consumer Demand For Active Safety Systems
6.2.2 Restraints High Cost Of Implementation Of Multi Camera Systems
6.2.3 Opportunities The Road To Autonomous Vehicles High Growth Potential Of Multi Camera Systems In Emerging Markets
6.2.4 Challenges Constraints In Real-Time Image Processing In Surround View Systems

7 Automotive Camera Market, By Application
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Park Assist
7.2.1 The Increasing Mandates Related To Back Up Camera Will Drive The Market For Automotive Camera For Park Assist Function
7.3 Adas
7.3.1 Europe Is Expected To Be The Largest Market For Automotive Cameras For Adas Application In 2018

8 Automotive Camera Market, By Technology
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Digital Camera
8.2.1 The Digital Camera Market In Asia Pacific Region Is Expected Grow At The Highest Cagr During The Forecast Period
8.3 Infrared Camera
8.3.1 The High Cost Of Infrared Cameras Is A Major Challenge For Oems To Incorporate This Technology In Economic And Mid-Priced Vehicles
8.4 Thermal Camera
8.4.1 Europe Is Estimated To Be The Largest Market For Thermal Camera Owing To A Large Number Of Luxury Vehicles In The Region

9 Automotive Camera Market, By View Type
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Single View System
9.2.1 Asia Pacific Market Is Estimated To Be The Largest Market For Single View System During The Forecast Period
9.3 Multi Camera System
9.3.1 Increasing Fitment Of Multi Camera System By Oems To Achieve Higher Euro Ncap Rating Is Driving The Multi Camera System Market

10 Automotive Camera Market, By Vehicle Type And Class
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Passenger Cars
10.2.1 Economic Vehicles Asia Pacific Is Estimated To Be The Largest Automotive Camera Market For Economic Vehicles
10.2.2 Mid-Priced Vehicles The Increasing Production Of Mid-Priced Vehicles With Advanced Safety Features Is Driving The Automotive Camera Market.
10.2.3 Luxury Vehicles Use Of Modern Technologies In The European Luxury Vehicle Is Expected To Drive The Automotive Camera Market
10.3 Commercial Vehicles
10.3.1 Light Commercial Vehicles (Lcvs) Increasing Sales Of Light Commercial Vehicles In North America Are Expected To Drive The Automotive Camera Market
10.3.2 Heavy Commercial Vehicles (Hcvs) Increasing Government Concerns Over Road Safety Are The Key Driver For The Growth Of Heavy Commercial Vehicle Segment

11 Automotive Camera Market, By Electric Vehicle Type
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Battery Electric Vehicles (Bevs)
11.2.1 Adoption Of Strict Emissions Norms By The Governments Of Various Countries Is Expected To Drive The Battery Electric Vehicles (Bevs) Market
11.3 Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Hevs)
11.3.1 The Asia Pacific Market Is Estimated To Be The Largest Market For Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Hevs) In Automotive Camera Market

12 Automotive Camera Market, By Application & Region

13 Competitive Landscape
13.1 Overview
13.2 Market Ranking Analysis
13.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
13.3.1 New Product Developments
13.3.2 Expansions
13.3.3 Partnerships/Supply Contracts/Collaborations/Joint Ventures
13.3.4 Acquisitions/Agreements
13.4 Competitive Leadership Mapping
13.4.1 Visionary Leaders
13.4.2 Innovators
13.4.3 Dynamic Differentiators
13.4.4 Emerging Companies

14 Company Profiles
14.1 Robert Bosch
14.2 Continental
14.3 Aptiv
14.4 Valeo
14.5 Magna
14.6 Autoliv
14.7 Intel (Mobileye)
14.8 Ficosa
14.9 Clarion
14.10 Denso
14.11 Samvardhana Motherson Reflectec
14.12 Aei
14.13 Ambarella
14.14 Omnivision Technologies
14.15 Hitachi
14.16 Stonkam
14.17 Gentex Corporation
14.18 Kyocera Corporation
14.19 Samsung Electro Mechanics
14.20 Zf
14.21 Flir Systems

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Bitcoin Oil Supported by World-Class Bitcoin Developers, Leading Blockchain Companies, High-Level Executives and International Advisory Board to Launch 2019 Bitcoin Hard

HOUSTON, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Bitcoin Oil, the group behind the eagerly awaited PoS hard fork of Bitcoin which intends to implement a broad range of long overdue Bitcoin improvements in 2019, announces the formation of its compelling Technical Team, its international Advisory Board and its experienced Executive Group several weeks ahead of its planned Initial Coin Offering (ICO) which is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2019.

In order to optimize the impact in the world of cryptocurrency and make major headway in the revolution of bringing PoS, price stability and various other innovations to Bitcoin’s blockchain technology, Bitcoin Oil will spare no effort. Supplementary to Bitcoin Oil’s firsthand experience in cryptocurrency, their vision is backed and supported by industry leaders. With the assistance of a top-notch technical developer team, numbers of leading blockchain companies and international Advisory Board, Bitcoin Oil seeks to be the leader in innovative Bitcoin blockchain technologies.

“We’re unlocking the potential of Bitcoin to make it possible for people to enjoy, profit and interact with cryptocurrency. With our top-notch technical team in place, we expect to break through long-standing technical barriers to create a new and improved Bitcoin for mass adoption,” said Founder and CEO, Donald Goree. “We’re excited to now have a group of world-class people working to bring this revolutionary technology to market.”

Each technical expert, executive and advisor has agreed to assist Bitcoin Oil in consonance with their previous expertise and respective industry knowledge. Despite holding different roles within the conglomerate, each member was approached to join Bitcoin Oil based upon their capabilities to insure the success and growth of Bitcoin Oil’s SSPSS strategy. Moreover, all of Bitcoin Oil’s team agrees with the broader crypto community that change from PoW to PoS is not only imminent but necessary. Subsequently, they believe Bitcoin Oil has positioned itself at just the right time and represents a key step for the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries.

“I am very pleased with the progress made to date in assembling an excellent team to execute our revolutionary plan,” said Donald Goree, Founder & CEO of Bitcoin Oil. “We at Bitcoin Oil plan to create a world-class, revolutionary cryptocurrency with an enhanced PoS blockchain protocol that enables ease of use, low energy consumption, and mass adoption all while maintaining the highest level of user security and privacy,” Mr. Goree continued.


Bitcoin Oil announces the initial internal technical team, which comprises lead development firms, executives, technical advisors, solutions architects, blockchain specialists and other industry veterans who will coordinate development efforts from some of the world’s leading blockchain development companies.

Andrew Dubinsky (Chief Technology Officer): Dynamic executive and entrepreneur with 20+ years experience in leading ground-breaking technology innovations in blockchain, healthcare, electronic lending, financial services and telecommunications. Andrew has demonstrated success in repeatedly establishing start-up companies and building them to multimillion-dollar valuation through deep understanding of the complexities of entrepreneurship and optimizing use of limited resources. Acknowledged subject matter expert on many technology areas, frequently presenting at industry events and contributing to news media coverage as published author and industry authority. He has a track record of developing game- changing products and executing marketing strategy to generate multimillion-dollar revenue by securing industry-leading customers, as evidenced by creation of technology across multiple key sectors, both private and government. Andrew has a proven history of corporate leadership encompassing technical strategy, sales and business development, finance/budgeting, capital raises, board-level engagement and executive team building. Exceptional communicator with ability to cultivate enduring partnerships and motivate high-performing teams.

Margo Bogdanova (Chief Product Officer): Senior software and hardware design lead with many years experience in the ICO and post-ICO world. Aptitude in the creation and application of crypto wallets and overall user experience. Margo previously served as a senior marketing executive with 15 years of delivering quantifiable results in a data-driven environment that covered brand marketing, strategy, PR, event planning, digital marketing, and advertising. She also holds a degree in Management from San Francisco State University and an MBA from State University of Management in Moscow, Russia.

Rajesh Kumar Radhakrishna (Chief Software Architect): Technical solutions architect with over 8 years of experience. Rajesh Radhakrishnan is a seasoned digital solutions architect with expertise in Blockchain, AI, machine learning, cryptography, ICO’s and cloud computing. He has worked on both private and public Blockchain technologies for enterprises, governments and health care. In public Blockchain Rajesh helped ICOs to build their Blockchain network, audit with different crypto exchanges, play a key role in E2E architecture and design, and frame the technical white paper.

Rosheel Baig (Advisory Board): CEO and Co-founder of Blockchain Expert Solutions. Rosheel is mainly responsible for the Business Development of the organization while also playing a vital role in the management of the company. He is a skilled IT Specialist having 12 years experience heading a huge team of developers including Blockchain, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Whitepaper, SRS for complex Blockchain Design and financial analysis of Projects. Rosheel has held many Senior Software Engineer roles as well as having a computer science degree.

Mudaser Iqbal (Advisory Board): CIO and Co-founder of Blockchain Expert Solutions. Mudaser is an expert in writing quality whitepapers, SRS for complex blockchain design, ICO planning & execution and financial analysis of projects. Prior to launching BES in Pakistan, he has over 12 years of experience in the Information Technology industry. Mudaser previously held CEO title for BlisFix and Principal Software Engineer for NorthBay Solutions. He has designed and developed many enterprise-class Mobile, Web, Social, and Big Data solutions for some of the world’s most innovative start-ups. He has lead many mobile and web projects including cross platform mobile games and business solutions. He is proficient in the design software architectures, analysis of time estimates, defining engineering & development processes, engaging in code reviews and technical debt analysis, and publishing apps. Mudaser holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science as well as a Master of Philosophy, Computer Science.

David Lolaev (Advisory Board): Commercial Director and Co-founder of Coin Makers. David participated in the development of the ICO market at the dawn of its appearance and holds a PhD in economic sciences, diploma with honors. He is an expert on the state purchases since 2017 and has worked in various fields including the banking sector; the center of authorization and the public procurement market. In 2016, David became actively interested in the development of the crypto-currency market and became engaged in the study of blockchain technology while actively participating in the development of the ICO market in the Russian Federation. In 2017, together with partners, he established ICO Brothers, which today is the leader in consulting for the launch of ICO projects and combines a large list of services that are in demand for the market, from the stage of origin, to holding an ICO, to listing and maintaining projects.

Romanuk Artem (Advisory Board): Chief of Business Development and Co-founder of Coin Makers. Born in the city of Neryungri, Romanuk received a higher education in jurisprudence. He previously held the director of ales position at a large firm until he was engaged in sales development for the largest portal known as, who saw traffic of up to 6 million people per day. From 2016, he began studying the crypto industry and blockchain soon becoming a crypto enthusiast and investor. In 2017, he took the position of chef of business development in the company During this time he has consulted over 50 ICO projects and is a public speaker at many cryptocurrency events.

Omar Zaki (Advisory Board): CEO and founder of Forest Park Advisors and MBYS. Omar also serves as the CEO and Chief Portfolio Manager of Armitage Capital, a hedge fund focused on investing in biotechnology companies. Prior to this, he was a software developer at several large hedge funds focused on biotechnology investing, as well as Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Equities Division. Omar is also a biologist researching the Golgi under the advisory James Rothman, attempting to elucidate the structural mechanisms behind intra-Golgi protein trafficking. He was an early investor in the crypto space and continues to remain passionate about the space. He studied Computer Science, Physics and Economics at Yale University.

Phan Trung Sinh (Advisory Board): Blockchain freelance developer with over a decade of experience. Phan works as a freelance developer to build blockchain networks, launch ICOs, build Ethereum smart contracts and construct decentralized Applications. Phan is proficient in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, ICOs, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cryptography, C/C++, Solidity, Truffle, Javascript, Golang, Python, Node.js, and Ruby on Rails. He has built over 15 applications and worked on over a dozen blockchain projects. Phan holds a degree in computer science and software engineering from Bach Khoa University.


ArcTouch ( ArcTouch, started 10 years ago and based in San Francisco, California. Today, their team of over 100 dreamers, thinkers, and builders create software-based experiences for a range of connected concepts. ArcTouch is a renowned blockchain development company which has achieved indefeasible feats in the competitive market. ArcTouch provides a range of blockchain services which include easily implementing blockchain based prototypes, developing DApps on top blockchain platforms, evaluating private blockchain networks for experimentation and development and implementing and creating smart contracts. Their portfolio consists of 400+ completed projects with roughly 250 million of users interacting with their platforms.

Appinventiv ( Founded in 2014 in New York, Appinventiv made a mark in the competitive market within a few years of its establishment. Now located in India, their young and agile team is committed to providing a great range of blockchain services to its customers. Some of their areas of excellence include initial coin offering, smart contract, cryptocurrencies, bitcoin, Ethereum, tech audit and IoT in the blockchain. They hold expertise in cryptocurrencies, development of smart contracts and auditing the processes before they go live on an unaltered system. Their team of blockchain marketers, designers and developers know how to employ the tools to help companies work in a decentralized ecosystem. Their team of Blockchain App Developers also has the expertise to create different types of Cryptocurrency Wallets which are used for Recording, Storing and Transacting in demand transformative currency.

Deqode ( Deqode is a highly rated team that helps solve complex problems using new-age technologies. The US and India based blockchain development organization is an industry leader in blockchain solutions and can leverage deep industry knowledge and technical expertise to optimize business processes, maximize impact and foster growth. Deqode makes it a priority to invest in research and development, pioneering the some of the most promising and disruptive technologies that will transform industries and society. Deqode’s 150+ person firm holds over 50+ years of collective blockchain experience and specializes in making changes on the protocol level.

Knackroot TechnoLabs ( Knackroot TechnoLabs is an IT consulting and solution provider of next-gen business collaborations with customers across the world. With tremendous experience and comprehensive intelligence systems across diverse industries and domains they work with businesses to turn them into most successful and high-performance organizations. Established in 2017, Knackroot TechnoLabs is headquartered at Ahmedabad, India with presence in Canada, Australia and the USA. With a team of over 150 developers Knackroot TechnoLabs continues to fuel technological innovations in multiple verticals. The company’s service offerings include Blockchain Consulting, Machine Learning Consulting, Data Science Consulting, Digital Transformation and Connected IoT Solutions across various Cloud Platforms, including AWS and Azure.

Blockchain Expert Solutions ( Blockchain Expert Solutions is a top blockchain solution provider powered by their parent company Miranz. Blockchain Expert Solutions, focus is always on implementing the best blockchain-based solutions for a business to make workflow efficient, processes transparent and barriers to progress at a minimal. Their aim is to help reach business goals swiftly. Their team of over 60 experts, located in India, is compromised of passionate, responsible and committed engineers having a get-it-done strategy. They have on-time spirit, and more than a decade of experience in designing, implementing and adapting technically sophisticated mobile and web applications using Swift, Objective-C, Java, C#, PHP, Ruby, three-tiered architecture, N-tiered and more. Proficient in mobile app and website development, language standards, object modelling technologies and Application Life Cycle management.

Coinmakers ( Coin Makers is a team of blockchain IT experts who specialize in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. They are headquarted in Russia and over 10 expert developers make up their effective team. They focus on blockchain-based project developments as well as creation and improvements of forks. Coin Makers is a part of ICO Brothers holding, which specializes in providing help with ICO and cryptocurrency project launches. Over 300 companies have chosen ICO Brothers to fulfill their needs since 2017. In 2018 alone, Coinmakers delivered an astonishing 14 new coins and forks and an additional 10 crypto projects.

Modsi ( Modsi helps companies turn ideas into realities and specializes in automation and data analysis. From software architecture and development to analytics and internal growth strategies, Modsi does it all to launch, build, and maintain platforms with enterprise-grade software and a team of dedicated, experienced, and skilled experts. Modsi’s specialities include Web Development, Software Development, C# .Net, HTML/CSS, JS, PHP, SQL, NodeJS, AWS, and Cloud Services. Modsi began in the Oil and Gas industry and quickly transitioned into the crypto world in the past few years. Modsi has provided essential automation and data analysis services to many oil and gas companies to allow onsite monitoring be a thing of the past. Modsi is headquartered in Miami, Florida and houses a team of over 20 expert developers.


In addition to the aforementioned Bitcoin developers and blockchain technology experts, BTCO’s advisory board also includes lawyers, professors, top strategists, scientists, first class engineers, management experts, and investment bankers. Starting with senior securities lawyer Joseph Mei, Chairman of Bitcoin Oil’s Advisory Board and lead securities counsel who has advised over transactions with an aggregate transaction value of over $15 billion in the past.

Joseph Mei, Esq. (Partner of Gutnicki LLP): Mr. Mei is a partner of Gutnicki LLP’s corporate practice group. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, take-private, leveraged buy-out, venture capital and U.S. securities law matters, including initial coin offerings and other blockchain projects . Mr. Mei has advised over 45 M&A transactions with an aggregate transaction value of over $15 billion, including over 30 cross-border M&A transactions with an aggregate transaction value of over $11 billion. Mr. Mei was a recommended corporate lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2015. In addition to his law practice at Gutnicki, Mr. Mei is also a managing partner of Centauri Capital Partners, LLC, a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm with a particular focus on cross-border buy-out transactions between US, Europe and Asia. He is also a managing director of Infusion 51a, a U.S.-based private fund with focus in big-data healthcare sectors.

Professor Cary E. Wolfe (Professor at Rice University, Acclaimed Author): Holds a Ph.D. from Duke University and a distinguished professorship at Rice University Professor Wolfe serves as Chair of the English Department and Founding Director of 3CT: The Center for Critical and Cultural Theory at Rice University. The author and editor of ten books and numerous articles, he has been invited to lecture and deliver seminars at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, University of Luxembourg as well universities in numerous countries and has been an invited speaker in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the inaugural TEDxHouston conference. He is Founding Editor of the Posthumanities book series, which has published nearly 50 volumes, and has worked extensively with the University of Chicago Press, the University of Minnesota Press, and Columbia University Press.

Diego Rojas (Engineer): Graduated with Honors from University of Florida with BS in Mechanical Engineering and was named by Faculty as “The Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Student” of his graduating class. Mr. Rojas went to work for Exxon Company USA in theirs Southeast Division headquarters in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rojas has 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry with most of that experience in energy operations onshore, offshore and internationally. Mr. Rojas was formerly District Engineering Manager for Exxon’s Offshore District. Mr. Rojas founded Enercap Corp, formerly DCR Petroleum. Mr. Rojas served as VP of King Ranch Capital and managed its acquisitions group. Mr. Rojas is bi-lingual and quite multi-cultural in various American/European/Latin American cultures.

Bryant Mook (Entrepreneur, Director and Advisor): Holds equity, senior management, or advisory positions with DEP Dominican Energy and Mining Partners, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; MEPHCO, Mook Energy and Production Holding Company, LLC.; ABC Development Funding, Houston; Elk Petroleum Ltd, Sydney, Australia, and La Cortez Petroleum, Bogotá, Colombia. Mr. Mook is a Petroleum Engineering and Geological Advisor with more than 40 years of multi-disciplinary experience in oil and gas onshore and offshore assets (shallow and deep-water), both domestic and international. Mr. Mook currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Oil and Gas Operating Companies, financial entities, private equity funds, hedge funds, and who desire to invest in low-risk oil and gas assets as well as technologies that increase production; improve oil and gas recovery factor and reduce costs. Mr. Mook is bi-lingual and quite multi-cultural in various American/European/Latin American cultures.

Cory Weisman (Founder and CEO of Weisman Worldwide Entertainment Inc.): Mr. Weisman is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Weisman Worldwide Entertainment Inc., located in Beverly Hills, CA. Mr. Weisman was formerly a senior agent at International Creative Artists Management (ICM). Mr. Weisman current partners/clients include Walt Disney Company, ebay, Universal Studio’s, Warner Bro’s Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, MGM Studio’s, FOX Studios, DreamWorks, PIXAR Animation Studios and many more.

Clayton Hayes Goree (Vice President of Business Development at Bankwell): Clayton Goree is Vice President of Business Development at Bankwell. Mr. Goree formerly served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Wholesale Banking at Wells Fargo, where he represented the Northeast Region of NY/CT. Mr. Goree holds a degree in Business/Corporate Communications at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


Dr. Ian Wingfield (Chairman of the Board & C.E.O): Dr. Wingfield has over 30 years of Directorship experience in many public listed companies and national organizations. Ian holds a PhD from Imperial College, having studied previously at the London School of Economics. He is presently a Director of the London Waste & Re-cycling Board and of the UCW 2001 Pension Trustee Company. His background covers both the private and public sectors primarily in the banking, mining, telecoms and postal sectors. He has also been a leading Cabinet member at Southwark Council, having held numerous executive positions in London local government and is a member of two Livery Companies in London.

R. Lloyd Ross, Jr. (Director & Chief Financial Officer): Mr. Ross holds an extensive background in Corporate Finance and high-level accounting. As a C level executive, Mr. Ross has worked with several public companies and has directed nearly $1.0 Billion in corporate engagements involving mergers, IPO’s, acquisitions, divestitures and turn arounds. Additionally, Mr. Ross’s corporate finance experience includes management of financial departments for companies with $500 Million in annual revenues and worked for the management, audit consulting division of KPMG. Mr. Ross holds an MBA with concentration in Finance and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Donald C. Winfrey (Director): Mr. Winfrey is currently the Chairman and CEO of N-Compass.TV. Mr. Winfrey was former President of Azur Holding, Executive Vice President of US operations for Xentel DM and President of CD3 Storage Systems. Mr. Winfrey studied business administration at South West Texas State, and is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps.


Donald H. Goree (Chairman & CEO): Mr. Goree has over 40 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry involving exploration and production, oil and gas pipeline construction and operations, natural gas gathering, processing, and gas liquification. Mr. Goree served as Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Azur Holdings Inc., Managing Director of Reliance IB Fund LLC, and Chairman / CEO of Global Xchange Solutions AG a Swiss Investment Bank. Additionally, Mr. Goree has over 35 years’ experience in commercial and Investment Banking.

Donald W. Orr (President): Mr. Orr is a degreed geologist with over 42 years of experience in the fields of oil and gas geology and production operations. Mr. Orr has drilled over 250 wells with a success rate exceeding 70% and worked-over or rejuvenated more than 200 wells as owner and operator. Mr. Orr formerly held a position with Seven Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Weatherford International in 2005, where he pioneered numerous innovations in UBD (underbalanced drilling). Mr. Orr has also founded XNP Resources.

R. Lloyd Ross, Jr. (Director & CFO): Mr. Ross has an extensive background in Corporate Finance and high-level accounting. As a C level executive, Mr. Ross has worked with several public companies and has directed nearly $1.0 billion in corporate engagements involving mergers, IPO’s, acquisitions, divestitures and turn arounds. Additionally, Mr. Ross’s corporate finance experience includes management of financial departments for companies with $500 million in annual revenues and worked for the management, audit consulting division of KPMG. Mr. Ross holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Hannah Paddock (Chief Marketing Officer): Ms. Paddock has over 10 years’ experience in the strategic marketing and promotion industry. Over the course of her career, Ms. Paddock has worked for various companies, as well as owned her own marketing firm to independently represent clients. Ms. Paddock also currently serves as Executive Coordinator for Filling in the Blanks, a 501-c non-profit. Ms. Paddock holds both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees from The University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

David M. Smith, Esq. (Legal Counsel): Mr. Smith is a licensed attorney in Texas with over 40 years’ experience in the legal field of oil and gas exploration and production, manufacturing, purchase and sale agreements, exploration agreements, land and leaseholds, right of ways, pipelines, surface use, joint operating agreements, joint interest agreements, participation agreements operations as well as transactional and litigation experience in oil and gas, real estate, bankruptcy and commercial industries. Mr. Smith spent ten years as a landman serving as Vice President of Land and, later, as President. Mr. Smith holds a degree in Finance from Texas A&M University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and is licensed before the Texas Supreme Court.

E. Frank Hill (Chief Field Operations Director): Mr. Hill is a second-generation oil man, who started his first company at the age of 27, drilling his first wildcat well and making a new gas well discovery in 1978. Frank Hill brings to the table a combination of management experience within the office and Operations in the field. Mr. Hill’s experience has included operations in the Texas Gulf Coast, the wetlands area, the Lower Rocky Mountains, San Juan Basin, and the Appalachian Mountains.

Michael Martin (Land Manager): Mr. Martin is an experienced oil and gas landman with 40 years of experience all phases of land acquisition, contract negotiations and preparations, pipeline right-of-ways and gathering system acquisitions, extensive background in oil and gas title examinations, and division of interest title curative specialist. Over the course of his career, Mr. Martin has worked on behalf of the General Land Office, State of Texas, Highway Department, State of Texas, Petrohawk, Union Pacific Resources, Duke Energy Services, and Sandridge Oil and Gas. Mr. Martin attended The University of California for Real Estate. He holds his certification and license with Texas Real Estate, California Real Estate, and is a Texas Easement or Right of Way Agent.

Bitcoin Oil’s executives and Advisory Board members will provide strategic guidance to the company in terms of the development of its blockchain strategy and Bitcoin hard fork, assessing the markets, identifying growth opportunities, and defining strategic and tactical plans which are expected to be implemented by its internal technical team and external development partner firms. “This is an incredibly distinguished group of industry leaders, with a wealth of both practical and strategic experience,” explained Donald Orr, President of Bitcoin Oil. “We’re fortunate to benefit from their proficiencies and direction as we move into the development and implementation phases ahead,” said Mr. Orr.

The impressive lineup of technical experts, development partner firms, executives and advisors, combined with various dedicated employees working on the platform, has turned Bitcoin Oil’s forthcoming hard fork and its planned ICO into events which cannot be ignored. Those interested in being part of the revolution can find more information about the project at

About Bitcoin Oil

Bitcoin Oil (BTCO) is the official name of Bitcoin’s 2019 PoS hard fork which will implement a whole range of long overdue Bitcoin improvements. The new BTCO cryptocurrency will be based on the Bitcoin blockchain network, and the centerpiece of Bitcoin Oil and its “Optimally Improved Ledger” (OIL) will be the highly innovative “SSPSS” strategy focusing on the development and implementation of essential Bitcoin improvements in the fields of Stability, Sustainability, Privacy, Smart Sidechains, and Scalability, or “SSPSS”, including but not limited to key new Bitcoin blockchain features such as (i.) minimizing Bitcoin’s volatility (i.e. by connecting it with stable off-chain values), (ii.) drastically reducing Bitcoin’s insane energy consumption (i.e. by altering the consensus protocol to PoS), (iii.) implementing true privacy features (i.e. by enabling confidential transactions), (iv.) empowering Bitcoin based ICOs and STOs (e.g. by employing full smart contract functionalities), and last but not least (v.) developing cutting-edge scalability solutions (i.e. by complete integration of layer 2 protocols and offline transactions). To learn more about Bitcoin Oil, visit our website at and please review our future press releases as well as our forthcoming white paper, or if you are interested in purchasing Bitcoin Oil, please contact us at or call us at +1-8777-BITCOINOIL.


This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any coin or right described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these coins or rights in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

This press release contains information about pending transactions, and there can be no assurance that any of these transactions will be completed in accordance with the terms described in this press release or at all.

This press release contains information about a possible hard fork of the Bitcoin network. Neither the Bitcoin Oil or such other crypto-asset generated through the hard fork nor the Bitcoin Oil or such other crypto-asset generated thereafter by any other method will be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered, sold, pledged or transferred within the United States or such other jurisdiction without registration or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. Even though Bitcoin Oil intends to deliver and distribute certain bonus to the Bitcoin Oil record holders of the Bitcoins then existing on the Bitcoin network, such delivery and distribution may be restricted or prohibited by laws of the jurisdiction in which such holders reside or such distribution or delivery may result in Bitcoin Oil being required to register under the Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the securities law of any other applicable jurisdiction. We are in the process of assessing regulatory requirements for the delivery and distribution of such bonus of Bitcoin Oil to the then holders of the Bitcoins as part of the hard fork and there can be no assurance whether we would be able to make any delivery or distribution, or at all, to any such holder in connection with the hard fork.

This press release contains statements that are forward looking (such as when Company describes what it “plans,” “believes,” “intends,” “seeks,” “aims,” or “anticipates” will occur, what “will,” “potentially,” or “could” happen, and other similar statements or the negative of such terms or statements), which may not be correct, even though Bitcoin Oil believes that they are reasonable at the time of this press release. Bitcoin Oil undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made.

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German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) and Neo4j Honored as Finalists for Strata Data Award

SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Strata Data Conference – Neo4j, the leader in graph databases, announced today that the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) has been honored as a finalist for the Strata Data Awards for its Neo4j implementation.

DZDconnect, the DZD’s graph database implementation combines research data sources from genetics, epigenetics and metabolic pathways with data from clinical studies to find new ways to fight diabetes.

According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), one out of every eleven adults worldwide has diabetes, that is approximately 425 million people worldwide – a number that has quadrupled since 1980.  Furthermore, twelve percent of global health expenditure $727 billion is spent on diabetes. In order to better understand its causes, DZD scientists examine the disease from as many different angles as possible.

DZD’s research network accumulates a huge amount of data distributed across various locations and consolidates it into a single, master database. This central database provides DZD’s 400-strong team of scientists with a holistic view of available information, enabling them to gain valuable insights into the causes and progression of diabetes. The team has begun using Neo4j in combination with artificial intelligence (AI) to make new connections in diabetes research. By leveraging its connected data, DZD is now able to further their ultimate goal to help patients with more individualized therapies and prevention plans.

With support from Neo4j, Dr. Alexander Jarasch set up DZDconnect. The graph database sits as a layer over the various relational databases linking different DZD systems and data silos. DZD scientists are particularly impressed by Neo4j’s graph visualization and easy querying across massive, disparate datasets.

“Creating the first data models with Neo4j was very fast,” said Dr. Jarasch. “In the first week, I was able to connect metadata from our scientists into a data model, test the model and show the added value of the graph database. Thanks to the high scalability and performance of Neo4j, the data integration possibilities are limitless. Measurement data is automatically transmitted to the DZDconnect tool, and we’re employing AI and graph analytics to find connections with other diseases, including cancers.”

Graph representation of "DZDconnect" metadata of the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD).

The Strata Data Awards

The awards will be handed out at the Strata Data Conference, taking place March 25-28, 2019 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. Curated by a team of industry experts, the nominated award finalists are sorted into four different categories. The DZDconnect project using Neo4j is a finalist in the “Data Impact” category.

Strata Data attendees are invited to vote for the company of their choice in each category by texting and following the instructions displayed on conference signage and keynote slides at the event. Attendees should visit the Neo4j team at Booth 927 to learn more. Winners will be announced during the keynote presentations on March 28.

Neo4j at Strata

Neo4j’s work with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will be featured in a Strata session titled ‘The Paradise Papers and West Africa Leaks: Behind the scenes with the ICIJ‘.  The talk will take place on Thursday, March 28, at 3:50pm–4:30pm, at the 2018 location. ICIJ CTO Pierre Romera will explain how his team made sense of the massive amounts of data, using Neo4j and other technologies in a yearlong investigation on the offshore dealings of multinational companies and wealthy individuals around the globe.


About Neo4j

Neo4j is the leading graph database platform that drives innovation and competitive advantage at Airbus, Comcast, eBay, NASA, UBS, Walmart and more. Thousands of community deployments and more than 300 customers harness connected data with Neo4j to reveal how people, processes, locations and systems are interrelated. Using this relationships-first approach, applications built using Neo4j tackle connected data challenges including artificial intelligence, fraud detection, real-time recommendations and master data. Find out more at  

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Objectway’s Financial Chatbot at the CINI National Conference on Artificial Intelligence

MILAN, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Objectway presented the contribution “A Financial Chatbot for the Unified Wealth Management Platform Project” during the workshop “AI for Finance, Commerce and Legal Issues” within Ital-IA, the first national CINI (National Inter-university Consortium for Computer Science) Conference on artificial intelligence, held on 18 and 19 March in Rome, at the Confindustria headquarters.

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The event was created to develop common objectives between public institutions, industry and scientific research, creating a network among all the Italian companies interested in grasping the potential for development related to Artificial Intelligence, considered the most strategic and disruptive technology of the 21st century. It is actually the first time that the entire Italian scientific landscape has converged in a single conference, from universities to public research centres (such as the National Research Council and the Italian Technology Institute) and from Italian companies and start-ups to public institutions.

The Objectway project, carried out in collaboration with the Computer Science Department of the University of Bari Aldo Moro, intends to implement a new service model in the world of financial institutions that uses artificial intelligence to deliver information and implement orders through a conversational agent.

The chatbot has been implemented taking into account the specific requirements of the financial sector, and uses natural language (Natural Language Processing) to reduce the complexity of interaction. Moreover, the bot acts in a reactive manner, answering the user’s questions and implementing their requests. The chatbot avoids requesting information already in its possession, recognising, for example, the beneficiaries of bank transfers. It is also able to manage word disambiguation by asking further questions.

“In addition to this conversational agent, we are working to support the advisory activity with predictive analytics,” explained Georgios Lekkas, Objectway Chief Product Officer. “In the wealth segment, automation must support service customisation, in an area where the ability of artificial intelligence to justify the suggestions provided and the advisor’s relationship with the customer remain fundamental.” 


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Bringing Breakfast Back: Delivery Robots rolling into more university campuses

GAITHERSBURG, Md. and SAN FRANCISCO, March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — It’s something your mom always told you – eat your breakfast – and now college students are starting to do just that, thanks to Starship robots and Sodexo. Research has shown that up to 88 percent of college students skip breakfast, primarily because of lack of time, but that number is starting to turn around when delivery robots arrive on campus. Starting today, students at Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) Flagstaff campus will have the convenience of receiving food delivered by robot.

Sodexo, Inc. and Starship Technologies launch robot delivery service today at Northern Arizona University.

Sodexo, Inc. and Starship Technologies revealed today that an extra 1,500 breakfast orders have been delivered autonomously since the two companies joined forces to debut the Starship delivery robots on the campus of George Mason University (GMU) at the end of January. This follows a similar pattern seen at corporate campuses where delivery robots were added.

To help celebrate the launch of a fleet of more than 30 robots on campus and raise awareness of the breakfast offerings, the companies are partnering with Einstein Bros. Bagels and offering free breakfast for the remainder of the academic year to the NAU student who places the first order via the Starship app. The school’s nearly 25,000 students and faculty can now use the Starship app (iOS and Android) to order food and drinks from local retailers to be delivered anywhere on campus, within minutes. Each on-demand delivery costs just $1.99 and also works in conjunction with the student meal plan. Other participating retailers include national chains Star Ginger, as well as on-campus restaurants Cobrizo Mexican Grill, Turnip the Greens, G’s New York Style Deli, and The Wedge Market and Pizza.

“I’m really excited for these robots! Having the ability to get breakfast delivered right to my door simply with my meal plan will be a lifesaver for early classes and long days,” said NAU student Josh Feygin.

This also marks one of the first times that sidewalk delivery robots are operating in Arizona. The state is one of seven that have approved the operation of delivery robots. The legislation was largely championed by Rep. Kelly Townsend, R-Mesa. Townsend said, “Last year I sponsored HB 2422 in an effort to clear the way for personal delivery devices to operate in Arizona. It’s great to see the hard work of many stakeholders come to fruition with the introduction of the robots in Flagstaff. I look forward to this cutting-edge technology being implemented to other parts of the state as well.”

To get started, users open the Starship Deliveries app, choose from a range of their favorite food or drink items, then drop a pin where they want their delivery to be sent. They can then watch as the robot makes its journey to them, via an interactive map. Once the robot arrives, they receive an alert, and can then meet and unlock it through the app. The delivery usually takes just a matter of minutes, depending on the menu items ordered and the distance the robot must travel. Each robot can carry up to 20 lbs – the equivalent of about three shopping bags of goods.

“We’ve been very pleased with how quickly Starship has been embraced on college campuses,” said Ryan Tuohy, SVP, Business Development, Starship Technologies. “These campuses are hubs of innovation and activity, with both students and faculty needing convenient and flexible services. Our on-demand delivery is perfectly suited to this environment and we can’t wait to introduce our robots to the students and faculty at Northern Arizona University.”

“Sodexo oversees dining services at more than 700 colleges and universities which gives us unique insights into the evolving needs and preferences of students,” said Barry Telford, CEO, Universities West, Sodexo North America. “Today’s college students are prolific users of food delivery apps and they place a high value on convenience, ease and diversity of options, so we are thrilled to be able to provide this cutting-edge robot delivery service to Northern Arizona University via our partnership with Starship.”

Starship Technologies operates commercially on a daily basis around the world. Its robots have traveled over 150,000 miles. The robots use a combination of sophisticated machine learning, artificial intelligence and sensors to travel on sidewalks and navigate around obstacles. The computer vision-based navigation helps the robots to map their environment to the nearest inch. The robots can cross streets, climb curbs, travel at night and operate in both rain and snow. A team of humans can also monitor their progress remotely and can take control at a moment’s notice.

Northern Arizona University is proud to partner with Sodexo and Starship to bring this creative and innovative technology to our Flagstaff campus,” said NAU President, Dr. Rita Hartung Cheng. “This new robot delivery service complements the service on our premier residential campus and serves to enhance the exceptional dining and food offered to our students, faculty and staff.”

Sodexo and Starship plan to continue to expand the program to additional campus locations globally in the future.

About Sodexo North America
Sodexo North America is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 72 countries. Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life for millions of customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily. The company employs 150,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. Sodexo is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion and safety, while upholding the highest standards of corporate responsibility and ethical business conduct. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $32 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

About Starship Technologies
Starship Technologies is revolutionizing deliveries by using autonomous delivery robots. The robots are designed to deliver goods locally in minutes. The delivery robots have traveled tens of thousands of miles, met millions of people and have been tested in over 100 cities around the world to date. They drive autonomously but are monitored by humans who can take over control at any time. Starship was founded by two Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis and former AirBnB executive Lex Bay is CEO. Website: /

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Artificial Intelligence Expert Dr. Ari Gross To Speak At MBA Technology Conference

FOREST HILLS, N.Y., March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SoftWorks AI CEO Dr. Ari Gross has been selected to speak at this year’s Mortgage Bankers Association Technology Solutions Conference and Expo on March 26 at 11:45 a.m. His session, “Artificial Intelligence in 2020,” will touch on how artificial intelligence and machine learning are allowing banking and finance professionals to perform repetitive tasks such as processing loan packets with extremely high accuracy.

Through accurate loan processing, mortgage banks can reduce or eliminate the need for human reviews, allowing individuals to perform more meaningful tasks. This session will discuss practical applications for AI in the mortgage industry.

“The mortgage industry has seen customer expectations shift dramatically. As a result, lenders need to understand how technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning can help meet those expectations,” Dr. Gross said.

He will be joined by William Packer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at American Financial Resources, and Richard Gagliano, President of Origination Technologies at Black Knight.

During the session, Dr. Gross will touch on how AI and machine learning allows lenders to automate several aspects of the loan process, including underwriting. This state-of-the-art technology enables parsing from several financial documents to drastically reduce time spent on each loan packet.

Dr. Gross has been very active in the research and development of new methods and technology in the areas of computer vision, imaging, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and real-time computing for the past 20 years.

His achievements include over 40 published papers and several patents in areas related to imaging, machine learning, and document automation. Dr. Gross has managed his previous company from its initial focus on image compression and OCR to its shift over the last three years towards business process automation.

After a successful exit, Dr. Gross launched SoftWorks AI to address the needs of the explosive Knowledge Worker Automation market. Dr. Gross, Ph.D., received a BS degree in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University

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About SoftWorks AI

SoftWorks AI is dedicated to helping businesses enhance operational efficiency by providing state-of-the-art computer vision and automation solutions. We strive to leverage our deep expertise in computer perception, OCR and AI technologies to convert raw information into actionable insight, equipping knowledge workers with the means to drive business value faster and more intelligently.


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