CEVA and Nokia Collaborate for 4.9G and 5G Technologies

BARCELONA, Spain, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mobile World Congress – CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, today announced that it is supporting Nokia in the development of its ReefShark baseband System-on-Chips (SoCs), set to be deployed for 4.9G and 5G wireless infrastructure. Under the agreement, CEVA has adapted its widely-deployed CEVA-XC architecture framework to address the massive increase in signal processing complexity in multi-RAT (Radio Access Technology) network architectures.

Nokia ReefShark is based on 3GPP 5G New Radio specifications, which help offset deployment costs and TCO, while fulfilling architecture-driven network requirements. ReefShark reduces the size, cost and energy consumption at each cell site, while simultaneously boosting the intelligence and performance of massive MIMO antennas. ReefShark also boosts baseband compute capacity through plug-in units fitted into the commercially available Nokia AirScale baseband module. AirScale is software-upgradeable to full 5G functionality, and these plug-in units triple the throughput from Nokia’s advanced 28 Gbps today, to up to 85 Gbps per module.

“The CEVA-XC framework is a highly renowned DSP architecture for communications processing and is ideal to meet the stringent performance requirements of next generation 4.9G and 5G base stations,” said Henri Tervonen, CTO and Head of R&D Foundation, Mobile Networks, Nokia. “We, along with our silicon partners, have collaborated closely with CEVA on developing a custom version of the CEVA-XC for ReefShark, adopting new practices, methodologies and advanced process nodes that allow us to fully realize the capabilities that the 5G standard will bring.”

“We are extremely proud to announce our collaboration with Nokia, a global leader in LTE and 5G network infrastructure,” said Issachar Ohana, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at CEVA. “This collaboration is a direct result of our strong competencies and investment in advanced DSP technologies for next generation heterogeneous networks. It further expands our foothold as the end-to-end wireless DSP provider, covering base stations, terminals, cellular IoT and any other form of cellular enabled device.”

CEVA’s industry-leading DSP cores power many of the world’s leading wireless semiconductors and OEMs, enabling unrivaled power consumption, performance and cost efficiencies in multimode terminal and infrastructure solutions. To date, three of the world’s leading base station OEMs have selected CEVA-XC DSPs for their 5G base station processor designs. The CEVA-XC family of DSPs is designed specifically to overcome the stringent power consumption, time-to-market and cost constraints associated with developing high-performance multimode baseband solutions. It supports multiple air interfaces for various applications such as cellular baseband, wireless infrastructure, connectivity, V2X, UAV communications, satellite and smart grid. For more information, visit https://www.ceva-dsp.com/app/wireless-communication/.

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax up to 4×4). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Dataiku Positioned Again as a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms

NEW YORK, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Dataiku, the enterprise platform for data teams that moves businesses along their journey to artificial intelligence (AI), was named a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms* for the second consecutive year. Dataiku believes the position reflects the work they’ve done to focus on collaborative features that enable users to quickly get started with machine learning and its support for open-source solutions. 

Dataiku’s unique solution removes roadblocks that allow enterprises to move quickly on the path to productionalized data projects while also providing the structure and stability necessary for long-term success. The platform, which is built for coders and non-coders alike, ensures successful leveraging of existing staff on the data journey, inclusive of all teams and profiles across the enterprise.

“Businesses today need to be innovative with data to compete, and achieving this means not spending precious time on administrative, organizational, or repetitive tasks,” said Florian Douetteau, CEO of Dataiku. “We’re proud to be recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms as a Visionary for the second year in a row. In the year to come, our company plans to develop more features to ease model management and deployment to bring productionalized data science to even more companies in the year to come.”

Hundreds of companies use Dataiku on a daily basis to enable their teams to build, deploy, and monitor predictive data flows to solve industry-wide problems like fraud, churn, supply chain optimization, predictive maintenance, and much more. In 2017, Dataiku doubled in size and tripled their revenue.

To learn more about Dataiku visit www.dataiku.com or visit Dataiku at Gartner’s Data & Analytics Summit 2018, March 5-8 in Grapevine, TX.

*Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine-Learning Platforms,” 22 February, 2018. This report was formerly titled Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms.

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The global cloud robotics market is expected to grow from USD 2.20 billion in 2017 to USD 7.51 billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 28.1%

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The global cloud robotics market is expected to grow from USD 2.20 billion in 2017 to USD 7.51 billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 28.1% during the forecast period.

The proliferation of the cloud technology, broad spectrum use of wireless technologies,increase in the adoption of IoT, and advancements in AI are some of the factors that are expected to drive the growth of the global cloud robotics market. However, privacy and security concerns, and high initial costs and R&D expenses may hinder the market growth

The training and support services is expected to grow at thehighest CAGR during the forecast period.
In the services segment, the training and support services segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. These services are designed to provide a wide range of service offerings that help meet the specific needs of customers who require maximum benefits from their hardware and software.

These services also assist the robot manufacturers and integrators in successfully implementing the cloud robotics solutions

Platform as a Service (PaaS) segment is expected to be the fastest growing during the forecast period
In the service model, the PaaS segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period. This is because, it enables enterprises to develop, run, and manage software and tools, without the hassle of maintaining and updating the hardware and software infrastructure. Enterprises of all sizes are globally adopting the Paas segment, because of its simplicity, scalability, and reliability. In addition to this, PaaS applications have a high adaptability rate, because they have the latest features, such as easy upgradation

Asia Pacific (APAC) is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
The APAC region includes emerging economies, such as China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and India. The enterprises in these economies are using cloud robotics solutions and services to streamline their business processes.

The APAC region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. As the region houses a large number of manufacturing units that are gradually embracing the adoption of advanced technologies, such as cloud robotics, it is expected to offer potential growth opportunities for the cloud robotics vendors. On the other hand, North America is estimated to have the largest market size in the cloud robotics market in 2017.

In-depth interviews were conducted with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), marketing directors, innovation and technology directors, and executives from various key organizations operating in the cloud robotics market.

The breakup of the profiles of the primary participants is given below:
• By Company: Tier 1 – 20%, Tier 2 – 45%, and Tier 3 – 35%
• By Designation: C-Level – 51%, Director Level – 43%, and Others – 6%
• By Region: North America – 41%, Europe – 26%, APAC – 28%, and Rest of the World (RoW) – 5%

The key cloud robotics vendors profiled in the report are as follows:
1. Amazon Robotics (US)
2. Google (US)
3. Huawei (China)
4. IBM (US)
5. Microsoft (US)
6. C2RO (Canada)
7. CloudMinds (US)
8. Hit Robot Group (US)
9. V3 Smart Technologies (Singapore)
10. Rapyuta Robotics (Japan)
11. Ortelio (UK)
12. Tend (US)

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The cloud robotics market has been segmented on the basis of components (software and services), service models, applications, deployment models, end-users (verticals and third-party users), and regions. A detailed analysis of the key industry players has been done to provide insights into their business overview; products and services; key strategies; new product launches; partnerships, agreements, and collaborations; expansions; and the competitive landscape associated with the global cloud robotics market.

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Fujifilm Showcases Enterprise Imaging Portfolio and AI Initiative at HIMSS 2018

STAMFORD, Conn., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — (Booth #6637) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., will showcase Enterprise Imaging and Informatics solutions at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, held March 5-9, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. In addition to its extensive product portfolio, Fujifilm will continue to expand its Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Project into the U.S. market. Fujifilm’s AI development initiative will harness the power of AI to enhance its Synapse® Enterprise Imaging and Medical Informatics portfolio. For the first time, Fujifilm will introduce its newest brand REiLI, which will represent Fujifilm’s global Medical Informatics and Imaging AI technology Initiative.

“Fujifilm has equipped healthcare professionals with tools to enhance patient imaging and the delivery of care for over 80 years. Our technology has evolved with the changing demands of the healthcare industry, bringing us to our next milestone, our Artificial Intelligence Research Project,” said Johann Fernando, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “We’ve been working collaboratively with some of our partners to develop and expand our artificial intelligence capabilities with the goal of aiding physicians in an even more impactful way in the coming years.”

Fujifilm’s Artificial Intelligence Research Project is based in Raleigh, North Carolina – the global development headquarters for Fujifilm’s Synapse Enterprise Imaging portfolio – in collaboration with FUJIFILM Corporation’s development team in Tokyo that will provide a wide range of image recognition technologies. Fujifilm will partner with its strategic customers in the U.S. market to draw upon clinical insights and expertise to bridge AI applications to imaging informatics solutions. In an increasingly complex healthcare environment with massive datasets and rising demand for high quality care, AI technology will have the potential to change the practice of medicine.

“We’ve received very positive feedback from healthcare professionals that have already seen live demonstrations of our Artificial Intelligence Research Project, and specifically the speed and depth of integrated workflow achieved with our new Synapse 5 server-side PACS system*,” said Bill Lacy, Vice President of Medical Informatics at FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. “As we focus initially on radiology, and with a clear focus on supporting and collaborating with radiologists, not replacing them, artificial intelligence technology can help radiologists aggregate PHI faster for more informed decisions, and prioritize their work and time more effectively.

* These integrations with Synapse 5 will be made commercially available in the US upon receipt of FDA Clearance.

More information on Fujifilm’s AI Research Project will be demonstrated at booth #6637 alongside the following products:  

Synapse VNA— At the core of Fujifilm’s comprehensive Enterprise Imaging portfolio, the TeraMedica division of Fujifilm’s patented Synapse VNA leads the vendor-neutral archive market by integrating more specialties, more devices, and more data than any other VNA. Healthcare organizations can achieve cost savings, improve clinical outcomes, optimize workflow efficiencies, securely manage all departmental data and experience true imaging interoperability through the combination of Synapse VNA, Synapse Mobility Enterprise Viewer and Virtual Image Exchange.

Synapse 5 PACS— Designed with speed and functionality in mind, Synapse 5 PACS is a next-generation, secure server-side technology that enables instant access of massive datasets, working within the most popular browsers while using less bandwidth throughout the enterprise. Synapse 5 PACS powered with Synapse Communications features an enhanced suite of integrated tools including an integrated point-of-care solution, emergency department findings, results escalation and tracking, radiologist peer review, helping create a tailored workflow and a closed loop of communication between the radiology and all clinical departments.

Synapse RIS— One of the most comprehensive products of its kind on the market, Synapse RIS helps radiology facilities take command of their operations. Synapse RIS is a full-featured workflow management system that is fully integrated with Synapse 5 PACS. It features an advanced scheduling intelligence engine, a patient portal, business intelligence analytics and productivity-boosting tools that include universal worklist and paperless consent forms. With its flexible architecture and modern interoperability standards, Synapse RIS allows practices to easily integrate with physicians in their community.

Synapse Cardiovascular— Developed with ongoing direction from cardiologists, Synapse Cardiovascular offers capabilities and tools that help streamline, image review, and reporting across cardiac catheterization, ECG management, echocardiography, nuclear cardiology, 3D imaging and vascular ultrasound workflows.

Synapse 3D— Designed for use across multiple specialties including radiology, cardiology, surgery and more, Synapse 3D is an enterprise-wide solution for quickly performing advanced visualization workflows and accessing 3D rendered images. Full integration with Synapse 5 PACS and Synapse Cardiovascular means one-click access from any Synapse client.

Synapse Cloud Services— A scalable environment shaped to host and manage the Synapse Enterprise Imaging portfolio. Critical-access hospitals, imaging centers, and teleradiology providers can take advantage of Fujifilm’s cloud-based infrastructure and interoperability of software to maximize efficiency and cost savings.

To learn more information or to book your demo, visit himss.fujimed.com today.

About Fujifilm

FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women’s health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. supplies high quality, technologically advanced FUJINON brand endoscopes to the medical market. TeraMedica Division delivers healthcare informatics, and is the leading provider of vendor neutral, enterprise-wide solutions for unrestricted medical image management. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information please visit www.fujimed.com and www.fujifilmendoscopy.com.  

FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies.  In the year ended March 31, 2017, the company had global revenues of $20.7 billion, at an exchange rate of 112 yen to the dollar.  Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.

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FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will showcase its evolving portfolio of medical informatics and Enterprise Imaging innovations at the Radiological Society of North America.

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2,000 Utah High School Girls Prepare to Fill Tech Job Shortages

SANDY, Utah, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With more than 4,000 open technology jobs in Utah and women representing only 23 percent of the state’s technology workforce, the Women Tech Council today launched SheTech Explorer Day. Drawing a record of 2,000 high school girls from across Utah, this day-long event activates, engages and inspires these girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on experience and mentoring.

The Women Tech Council launched SheTech Explorer Day. Drawing a record of 2,000 high school girls from across Utah, this day-long event activates, engages and inspires these girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on experience and mentoring.

Since launching in 2014, SheTech has motivated and inspired more than 12,000 girls throughout Utah to pursue STEM, some of whom are now enrolled in university STEM degrees seeking careers they first learned about at SheTech. After drawing increasing crowds year over year, the program’s record-high student and industry participation forced it to expand to the Mountain America Expo Center.

“After five years, SheTech is shifting the career trajectories of thousands of girls at a critical point in their lives to keep them in STEM,” said Cydni Tetro, president of Women Tech Council. “Helping these girls enter the talent pipeline and stay engaged has a direct impact on the growth of Utah’s economy, and is an essential part of helping advance the entire technology sector by better leveraging talent to create high performance environments.” 

This year’s Explorer Day event paired girls with 700 mentors from 200 of Utah’s leading technology companies including Adobe, Ancestry, AT&T, Cox Automotive, Dell EMC, Ivanti and Vivint Smart Home. Together, they gave girls the opportunity to try STEM careers hands-on through activities such as robotics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, genetic testing, 3D printing and diamond cutting.

Beyond Explorer Day, SheTech helps girls remain engaged in STEM through providing them industry internships, connecting them with information about college scholarships and helping them find courses that match their interests in their school and district. This continual integration moves SheTech beyond programs that teach students skills by connecting them with meaningful and ongoing resources, support and mentoring to continue their path into STEM and help them succeed.

For more information about SheTech and Explorer Day, visit www.shetechexplorer.com.

Media contact:
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About Women Tech Council

Founded in 2007, The Women Tech Council (WTC) is Utah’s most visible trade organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth for Utah’s technology sector. WTC offers mentoring, visibility, opportunities and networking to more than 10,000 women and men working in technology to create business environments focused on high performance, not diversity, where men and women can succeed. This propels individual careers and Utah’s talent pipeline by ensuring a strong, diverse and entrepreneurial technology workforce. For more information on Women Tech Council, visit www.womentechcouncil.org.

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ZTE Expects Artificial Intelligence for Operation to Expedite

SHENZHEN, China, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, partnered with market research firm IDC to jointly issue an “Expediting AI for Operations in the Networks of Future” white paper, ZTE believes AI automation will play a greater role in the telecoms sector and AI for Operations represents a great opportunity for telecoms service providers to establish a leading position in the future market.

In the white paper, it is predicted that by 2020, organizations able to analyze all relevant data and deliver actionable information will achieve an extra $430 billion in productivity benefits over their less analytically oriented peers. With current AI taking up the center stage of big data management and utilization, more organizations are in search of effective means to operationalize AI.

ZTE as a world leading solution provider for networks, terminals and telecommunications has been investing heavily on 5G, pushing the trials of 5G networks in many locations around the world. Foresights in a future of hyper-connectivity have also led the company to orchestrate many years’ research and development on Big Data and AI into one proprietary platform – uSmartInsight – to help expedite AI operationalization for its customers across different industries. The uSmartInsight Platform is well developed to compete in the computation power, data and task scenario fronts.

The ability to harness AI will become imperative for operators of future 5G networks. The main application prospects include three functional areas: Network Operation and Maintenance; Security, Network Configuration, Orchestration and Optimization; Business Operation and Support. Network Operation will be the immediate area for AI based Automation to create value. Network Configuration, Orchestration and Optimization will see the most benefit from AI in the 5G context. Business Operation and Support will be vastly upgraded with AI embedded in customer engagement interfaces, knowledge bases, and job dispatch systems.

Targeting a fully autonomous network with coverage and capacity optimized, ZTE has identified some high value application scenarios for continuous research and development. AI Aided 5G Massive MIMO Beamforming can amplify the capacity of wireless networks without requiring extra spectrum. Smart Mobility Load Balancing will largely continue balancing in future networks for Radio Frequency Fingerprint which can uniquely identify physical transmitters. 5G Intelligent Virtual Network Slicing will be used for a multitude of innovative services the future 5G network is going to support. It is critical to dynamically partition the physical network into different virtual networks to optimize resource utilization by different performance requirements.

ZTE has made AI in the context of 5G a strategic investment priority. The upcoming 5G networks will be heavily dependent on AI capabilities to cover infrastructure management, network and business function management, and operation support.

To download the ‘Expediting AI for Operations in the Networks of Future’ white paper, please click: http://www.zte.com.cn/mediares/zte/Global/Solutions/Expediting_AI_for_Operations_in_the_Networks_of_Future.pdf

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,100 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For 50 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research, and eventscompany.

About ZTE

ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices, and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, carriers, companies and public sector customers. As part of ZTE’s strategy, the company is committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE’s products and services are sold to over 500 operators in more than 160 countries. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in international standard-setting organizations. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. For more information, please visit www.zte.com.cn.

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Flex Expands Digital Health Capabilities, Launches BrightInsight Connected Health Solution on Google Cloud Platform

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Flex (NASDAQ: FLEX), the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds intelligent products for a connected world, has expanded its service offerings for the healthcare industry with a new digital health offering. BrightInsight is a secure, managed services solution built on Google Cloud Platform that can aggregate data and deliver real-time insights to optimize the value of connected drug, device or combination products. The company made the announcement ahead of the annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference, taking place March 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that applying big-data strategies to better inform healthcare-related decision making could generate up to $100 billion in value annually across the U.S. healthcare system. Medical devices today collect massive amounts of data, which creates enormous potential for a rapid feedback loop that can help improve patient care and enhance drug therapy delivery and management. In order to make an impact, the data needs to be aggregated from a myriad of apps and stand-alone devices, as well as analyzed to provide actionable insights. BrightInsight solves these challenges and helps patients and health care professionals, from physicians to medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers, to better understand medical device usage and medication adherence, and streamline the product development and certification process.

“We saw the need for a secure cloud platform designed to support highly-regulated connected drug delivery and medical devices, going beyond simple connectivity to deliver real-time intelligence and actionable insights,” said Kal Patel, MD, senior vice president of Digital Health for Flex. “With our 20 years of experience operating in global regulated medical environments, and having deployed more than 75 regulated hardware and software medical products, Flex can combine our cross-industry capabilities to simplify our customers’ digital transformation.”

Flex is partnering with Google Cloud to deliver insights through customizable analytics dashboards fueled by Google Cloud’s advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. Google Cloud Platform enables BrightInsight to securely store, analyze and gain insights from health information, without pharmaceutical and medical technology customers having to manage the underlying infrastructure. Advanced use cases for BrightInsight may include controlling connected devices, drug dosing, decision support, personalized patient interventions, trend analysis and AI-driven insights.

“Google Cloud is committed to leveraging our deep engineering expertise to accelerate innovation in digital healthcare,” said Gregory Moore, MD, PhD, vice president, Healthcare, Google Cloud. “With a partner like Flex, we will enable our customers to develop innovative solutions and leverage machine learning-based analytics that can turn new data sets from wearables, medical devices, therapies and apps into actionable information for patients and providers.”

BrightInsight is designed to support CE-marked and FDA-regulated Class I, II and III medical devices, combination products and Software as a Medical Device requirements, enabling automated interventions. Deployed as a managed service, the BrightInsight platform allows pharmaceutical and medical technology companies to accelerate their time to market, reduce the cost of implementation and maintenance across multiple products, and scale for global markets.

BrightInsight features foundational capabilities for rapid development and a modular platform architecture to support customization and worldwide implementation. It is built from the ground up to securely manage highly regulated medical device data and personal health information, and Flex has put the people, technology and processes in place to monitor security and threat prevention to meet global compliance standards.

BrightInsight eliminates regulatory bottlenecks that can lead to costly delays by offering turnkey regulatory design control and file management of master files with the FDA. This service enables pharmaceutical and medical technology companies to focus on their drug, device or combination product submissions without the burden of documenting the software platform.

The platform is built within a robust Quality Management System that is designed for ISO 13485 and HIPAA compliance. Flex is also applying for HITRUST certification. For more information about the BrightInsight platform, visit https://flex.com/expertise/digital-health.

At HIMSS 2018, Flex will showcase the BrightInsight platform at Google Cloud’s booth #9900-A in the Innovation Live showcase.

About Flex Ltd.
Flex is the Sketch-to-Scale™ solutions provider that designs and builds Intelligent Products for a Connected World™. With approximately 200,000 professionals across 30 countries, Flex provides innovative design, engineering, manufacturing, real-time supply chain insight and logistics services to companies of all sizes in various industries and end-markets. For more information, visit flex.com or follow us on Twitter @flexintl. Flex – Live Smarter™

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F-Secure Introduces Unique Partner-driven Service to Stop Targeted Cyber Attacks Globally

HELSINKI, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Businesses globally are being compromised by an onslaught of targeted and fileless cyber attacks, and industry-leading cyber security vendor F-Secure is answering the demand for new types of services to combat these attacks. Via its growing network of channel partners, F-Secure is introducing a new purpose-built managed endpoint detection and response (EDR) service to protect companies from targeted cyber attacks and advanced threats. Co-created with partners, the service offers partners a chance to get in on the surging opportunity around managed EDR services.

“Companies are demanding managed services and advanced threat protection, requiring more human participation and expertise than is offered by standard security products,” said Thomas Zeller, Managing Director at BWG Informationssysteme GmbH. “F-Secure offers us new managed service opportunities and we have access to their threat analysts in case needed.”

55% of incidents investigated by F-Secure’s incident response services are caused by targeted attacks, while only 45% are opportunistic. And more than ever, attackers are employing methods designed to evade traditional endpoint protection technologies: Ponemon projects that 35% of attacks in 2018 will be fileless, up 6% from last year, and these attacks are almost ten times more likely to succeed than traditional file-based attacks.1

A SANS report found 32% of organizations had seen fileless attacks involving methods such as privilege escalation, admin credential theft, Powershell script attacks, and lateral movement. On top of that, phishing and ransomware remain top concerns. According to SANS, 72% of organizations experienced phishing, which also resulted in the greatest impact to organizations.2

“Today’s stealthy, sophisticated attacks demand sophisticated approaches, because mere endpoint protection is not enough anymore,” said Jyrki Tulokas, Executive Vice President, Cyber Security Products and Services at F-Secure. “At the same time, the urgent shortage of skilled cyber security specialists puts midmarket companies at a disadvantage when it comes to hiring. The answer is to use cutting-edge artificial intelligence trained by F-Secure’s world-class threat analysts to detect advanced threats that have penetrated the network, and provide guidance to our partners on how to respond. With our unique combination of man and machine, midmarket organizations can have access to true enterprise-grade cyber security with trained local expertise, via our partners.”

While major data breaches have been in the news for years, businesses operating in the European Union must now also consider the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Beginning in May, companies must have adequate detection capabilities and must be prepared to disclose data breaches within 72 hours. The best-in-class protection, detection and response capabilities offered by F-Secure and its partners protects businesses and their sensitive data by detecting breaches quickly.

Booming service area for partners

Endpoint detection and response is the fastest growing area of cyber security, with adoption rates among organizations projected to heavily increase within the next few years. Gartner forecasts “a 45.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2015 through 2020, dwarfing the overall information security market growth rate of 7% CAGR in that same time period.”3 F-Secure is at the forefront of enabling channel partners to tap into the growth of EDR solutions, which augment standard endpoint protection platforms and provide behavioral monitoring to detect advanced threats like human-conducted, targeted cyber attacks. F-Secure’s EDR service also offers full application visibility, allowing businesses a window into the IT environment.

F-Secure calls for channel partners to fight back against advanced cyber threats by joining its managed EDR services program, which includes comprehensive trainings and certifications, plus the confidence of having access to F-Secure’s elite team of threat analysts to help resolve the toughest customer cases.

Current and new F-Secure channel partners interested in becoming a managed EDR service provider can find more information at https://www.f-secure.com/edr-partner.

1 2017 State of Endpoint Security Risk, Ponemon Institute & Barkly, November 2017

2 2017 Threat Landscape Survey: Users on the Front Line, SANS Institute, August 2017

3 Morphing EDR Market grows to 1.5 billion in 2020, Avivah Litan, Gartner, March 2017

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[Infographic] Threat Landscape Snapshot H2 2017

About F-Secure

Nobody knows cyber security like F-Secure. For three decades, F-Secure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people. With unsurpassed experience in endpoint protection as well as detection and response, F-Secure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections. F-Secure’s sophisticated technology combines the power of machine learning with the human expertise of its world-renowned security labs for a singular approach called Live Security. F-Secure’s security experts have participated in more European cyber crime scene investigations than any other company in the market, and its products are sold all over the world by over 200 broadband and mobile operators and thousands of resellers. 

Founded in 1988, F-Secure is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

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XPENG Motors Appoints Dr. Brian Gu as Vice Chairman and President

BEIJING, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — XPENG Motors, a leading Chinese electric vehicle company, today announced that Dr. Brian Gu has been appointed as Vice Chairman and President. Dr. Gu will report directly to He Xiaopeng, Chairman of XPENG Motors, and will lead XPENG’s global strategy, finance, fundraising, investments and international partnerships.

Dr. Brian Gu, XPENG Motors vice chairman and president

Dr. Brian Gu most recently served as Chairman of Asia Pacific Investment Banking for J.P. Morgan and is a member of J.P. Morgan’s Global Strategic Advisory Council. Dr. Gu joined J.P. Morgan in 2004 and has held a variety of leadership roles instrumental in building J.P. Morgan’s franchise in the Asia Pacific region.

“I am very excited to welcome Dr. Gu on board as a part of XPENG Motors’ leadership team. While the market opportunity for internet-connected electric vehicles is tremendous, capitalizing on that opportunity requires an all-star leadership team to move the Company forward,” He Xiaopeng, Chairman of XPENG Motors said. “Strong financing, independent innovation and high-quality manufacturing are three critical pillars for XPENG’s future growth. Dr. Gu’s deep experience in technology, finance and global strategy make him a perfect fit to help the Company take the next step in its growth.”

XPENG Motors is accelerating its growth this year with the announcement of its latest model, the G3, in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The flagship model is designed to appeal to China’s new generation of young consumers that embrace an attitude of both exploration and innovation.

Dr. Gu said: “The internet and new technology are disrupting traditional industries worldwide and new companies that embrace innovation at their core are winning across the globe. XPENG is one of the new global champions because it is embracing the use of artificial intelligence and new electric vehicle technology to tackle China’s transportation challenge. I look forward to joining XPENG’s leadership team and helping to pave the way for its next chapter of growth and innovation.”

Dr. Gu brings two decades of experience advising global multinational companies, as well as China’s most prominent technology companies and entrepreneurs. Before joining J.P. Morgan, Dr. Gu worked in the global M&A and global healthcare practice of Lehman Brothers in New York from 1998 to 2004. Prior to his Wall Street career, Dr. Gu was a senior research scientist at the University of Washington Medical School. He holds an MBA from Yale University, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington Medical School and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Oregon.

About XPENG Motors

XPENG Motors is a leading Chinese electric vehicle company that designs and manufactures automobiles that are seamlessly integrated with the internet and utilize the latest advances in artificial intelligence. The company’s initial backers include its chairman He Xiaopeng, the founder of UCWeb Inc. and a former Alibaba executive. It was co-founded in 2014 by Henry Xia and He Tao, former senior executives at Guangzhou Auto with expertise in innovative automotive technology and R&D. It has received funding from prominent Chinese and international investors including Alibaba Group, Foxconn Group, and IDG Capital. XPENG Motors is headquartered in Guangzhou, China.

For more information, please visit the official website of XPENG Motors at: https://www.xiaopeng.com

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3Scan Enhances Leadership Team with the Addition of Steve England, Ph.D., as Chief Science Officer

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 3Scan, the 3D digital and computational pathology company, today announced the addition of Steve England, Ph.D., to their leadership team as Chief Science Officer (CSO).

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Steve England joins 3Scan from AbbVie where he led a team focused on therapy development and emerging technology.  Prior to AbbVie, he led discovery teams in pharmaceutical development at global drug makers AstraZeneca and Pfizer.

“I’m very excited to be joining the hugely talented team at 3Scan,” Steve England said. “I believe that the ability to rapidly generate digital 3D models of tissue using their proprietary knife-edge scanning microscopy (KESM), coupled with enhanced analytical capabilities, will completely transform how we approach tissue pathology. 3Scan is changing the face of histology from a slow, labor-intensive, analog and qualitative field, to one which is highly automated, digital and quantitative. It’s a real privilege to become part of the 3Scan team and help push the company forward.”

In his new role at 3Scan, Steve will be leading the Pharma Partnering and Scientific Affairs teams.  In addition, as a member of the leadership team, he will contribute to shaping the company’s overall strategic objectives.

“I am thrilled Steve has agreed to bring all of his education and expertise to 3Scan,” said Todd Huffman, 3Scan Founder and CEO.  “He will not only add new perspective to how 3Scan’s technology can revolutionize therapy development, but his wealth of experience will help take us from the talented team we are today to the transformational organization we want to be.”

About 3Scan:   3Scan is a biotech startup in San Francisco that digitizes whole tissue samples through a technique that combines automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence.  The process was invented to revolutionize histology in support of translational medical research, pharmaceutical development and the biotech industry.

This novel approach captures high resolution images of complete tissue samples, through serial sectioning and simultaneous high-resolution image capture, enabling them to compute metrics and apply mathematical models. This technique empowers scientific discovery by creating a map of the related structures of the micro-environment and producing not only detailed 3D representations, but also decision support in the emerging field of computational pathology.

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