Staying Strong: New study sheds light on the characteristics of resilient people

MONTREAL, Quebec, May 30, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — During a crisis, the platitude “stay strong” is well-intended, but difficult to put into practice. Resilience is not an inherent trait – it is developed and strengthened through hardship. Recent research conducted by PsychTests.com reveals that mentally tough people nurture a specific type of mindset, and engage in certain practices in order to stay strong in the face of adversity. It seems that resilience isn’t just a state of mind; it’s also a state of action.

Analyzing data from 12,259 people who took the Emotional Intelligence Test, PsychTests’ researchers focused their analysis on two distinct groups: Those who are highly resilient (in the 90th percentile and higher), and those who are not. Here’s where the two groups differed:

RESILIENT PEOPLE BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES, AND HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF SELF-WORTH

  • 99% of the resilient group trust their ability to handle life’s challenges (compared to 33% of the un-resilient group).
  • 71% don’t let people’s opinion of them dictate how they feel about themselves (compared to 14% of the un-resilient group).
  • 93% recognize what makes them special, and what they have to offer to others, and to the world (compared to 28% of the un-resilient group).
  • 95% take pride in their accomplishments, including small achievements, and don’t care about whether they receive recognition from others (compared to 57% of the un-resilient group).
  • 80% show their true self to others, even if they risk rejection (compared to 24% of the un-resilient group).

RESILIENT PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS WORKING ON THEMSELVES

  • The entire resilient group (100%) said that one of their biggest aspirations is to become a better person (compared to 0% of the un-resilient group).
  • 96% consciously learn from their mistakes and failures (compared to 65% of the un-resilient group).
  • 86% take concrete steps to achieve their goals. They don’t just dream or hope of accomplishing a goal, they turn their aspirations into action (compared to 32% of the un-resilient group).
  • 93% said that they are gentle with themselves when the make a mistake or fail, rather than engaging in harsh self-criticism (compared to 17% of the un-resilient group).

RESILIENT PEOPLE ACTIVELY PRACTICE SPECIFIC COPING METHODS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

  • 72% practice mindfulness. They try not to stress out too much about the future, and strive to live in the moment (compared to 13% of the un-resilient group).
  • 86% make sure to give a problem its due consideration, but consciously stop themselves from ruminating (compared to 17% of the un-resilient group).
  • 96% keep negative circumstances in perspective (compared to 48% of the un-resilient group).
  • 83% have an outlet to relieve stress, like exercising, journaling, or meditating (compared to 40% of the un-resilient group).
  • 70% talk things out with someone they trust (compared to 18% of the un-resilient group).

RESILIENT PEOPLE STRIVE TO MAINTAIN A POSITIVE OUTLOOK

  • 95% engage in fun or humorous activities during difficult times (compared to 66% of the un-resilient group).
  • 92% practice gratitude, and focus on the blessings in their life (compared to 34% of the un-resilient group).
  • 83% accept, if not embrace, change (compared to 15% of the un-resilient group).
  • 84% look for the silver lining in hardship (compared to 20% of the un-resilient group).
  • 92% said that they just keep trying, and refuse to give up (compared to 14% of the un-resilient group).

RESILIENT PEOPLE DEVELOP THEIR SELF-AWARENESS, AND STAY IN TOUCH WITH THEIR INNER WORLD

  • 78% reflect on the motives behind their actions (compared to 53% of the un-resilient group).
  • When negative emotions arise, 74% of resilient people take the time to stop and analyze the emotions in order to understand what their feelings are trying to tell them (compared to 35% of the un-resilient group).

“Resilience is an elusive trait, because we’re never really taught how to be strong, either by our parents or in school,” explains Dr. Jerabek, president of PsychTests. “We’re told to ‘toughen up,’ ‘man up,’ ‘stay positive,’ or that things will get better eventually, but are not told how to do that. And so we learn to simply ride out storms in our life by hanging on for dear life, or drowning out the pain, neither of which develops our resilience very much. This is because resilience is an active process. Tough people don’t sit back and let adversity wash over them like a tidal wave; they take action. They consciously monitor their thoughts and feelings, summon up various coping techniques, stay in the moment rather than ruminating about the future or the what-ifs, and they face their problems head-on. So when a proverbial storm comes, resilient people become the captains of their ship. They take charge, and take steps to improve their situation, or their attitude.”

“This is what we need to be doing during the pandemic,” suggests Dr. Jerabek. “Don’t just sit at home obsessively watching the news and worrying about what is to come. Accept what is going on, and then take steps to adapt. Ask yourself what you can do right now to make things better, even just a little. Find soothing activities, learning new coping techniques, practice mindfulness and meditation, keep yourself busy, and then at the end of the day, count every single one of your blessings. This is what it means to be resilient.”

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Want to assess your EQ? Check out our Emotional Intelligence Test at: https://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/3979

Or take the free Pandemic Resilience Test here: https://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/4106

Professional users, such as HR managers, coaches, and therapists, can request a free demo for Emotional Intelligence Test or other assessments from ARCH Profile’s extensive battery: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/testdrive_gen_1

The Pandemic Resilience Test is available free of charge to all ARCH Profile clients (employers/companies), coaches, and therapists) who can offer it as a screening and personal development tool to employees and clients. Businesses can request a free demo for this or other assessments from ARCH Profile’s extensive battery here: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/testdrive_gen_1

To learn more about psychological testing, download this free eBook: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/personality-tests-in-hr

About PsychTests AIM Inc.
PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts (see ARCHProfile.com).

 

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Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Market Size to Reach USD 23.13 Billion by 2026 – Valuates Reports

BANGALORE, India, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — RTLS is used to automatically identify and monitor the real-time position of objects or individuals, typically in a building or other enclosed space. The RTLS consists of a tag attached to objects or individuals, and the signals transmitted from this tag are analyzed with respect to a fixed reference point, which helps to find the exact position of the person or entity.

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The global Real-time Location System market size was valued at USD 2.83 Billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 23.13 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 30.2 percent between 2019 and 2026.

The COVID -19 pandemic has spread to nearly 100 countries across the globe since the outbreak in December 2019. The global impacts of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are already starting to be felt and will affect the RTLS Market size significantly in 2020.

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TRENDS INFLUENCING THE RTLS MARKET SIZE:

  • An increase in the need for asset tracking, smartphone proliferation, an increase in the adoption of business analytics solutions, as well as a rise in awareness about the benefits of real-time location systems are the main factors driving the growth of RTLS market size.
  • The demand for RTLS solutions has been boosted by regulatory enforcement across industries, including healthcare, oil & gas, mining, education, and manufacturing. The emergence of creative startups, the attractiveness of the industry, and the availability of personalized solutions, and the high return on investment are factors that are expected to drive the growth of RTLS market size.
  • The increase in smartphone use across all the regions has fuelled the growth of the RTLS market size. The use of smartphones for crisis response & emergency management is based on the RTLS system, which can be used to identify and monitor people’s position in real-time. Furthermore, RTLS is also used by Mobile applications, such as gaming apps, business & communication apps, health & wellness apps, etc.
  • Additionally, industries are opting for RTLS to lower the risk of workplace accidents. An RTLS helps to know the exact location at any given time of a vehicle as well as the operators. Based on the data collected, an RTLS analyzes the traffic and enables it to recognize and avoid workplace incidents that remove bottlenecks in the workflow, saving both time and money. Due to this feature, RTLS is widely implemented in warehouses, correctional facilities, and retail stores, among others, which in turn is increasing the RTLS market size,
  • With the increase in mining operations, every mine’s output across different regions is heavily dependent on a secure interface between mining equipment and people. Therefore, the need arises for a wireless communication framework that can efficiently manage the efficient and reliable processing of relevant information. This need can be fulfilled using RTLS, making it the ideal choice for such an environment.
  • Increased government funding to promote RTLS solutions is expected to have a favorable impact on the growth of the RTLS market size over the forecast period.

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RTLS MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS

  • The hardware segment holds the largest RTLS market share in 2018 based on components and is expected to retain its dominance over the forecast period. This dominance of the hardware segment can be attributed to the abundance of affordably priced sensors, increased understanding of the benefits of RTLS technology, and increased Wi-Fi adoption across various end-user industries.
  • Healthcare has become the leading industry to adopt RTLS solutions and is projected to continue to retain a major chunk of the RTLS market share over the forecast period. This is due to the early adoption of RTLS-based technologies for a wide variety of healthcare applications such as asset tracking and monitoring, workers, and patients; handheld hygiene compliance; and environmental monitoring. These factors, along with the growth of IoT in healthcare, have made healthcare to be a key vertical in the RTLS market.
  • In terms of region, due to high technological awareness, North America is expected to hold a substantial RTLS market share over the forecast period. Furthermore, the growing trend in the adoption of real-time location systems in government applications and several other industries is also expected to boost the region’s RTLS market share.
  • Due to the untapped applications of RTLS solutions in various industries in APAC, the APAC market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

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KEY MARKET SEGMENTS

By Component

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Service.

By Technology

  • Ultra-Wideband
  • Wi-Fi
  • RFID
  • ZigBee
  • Infrared
  • Others.

By Industry Vertical

  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing & Processing
  • Others.

Key Market Players

  • CenTrak
  • DecaWave Limited
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Redpine Signals, Inc.
  • Sonitor Technologies
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.
  • Ubisense Ltd.
  • Versus Technology, Inc.
  • Zebra Technologies Corp
  • Others.

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This report provides full quantitative data and qualitative analysis for the global Real-Time Location System (RTLS) Solutions market. The size of the market is analyzed by region, type of product, application, and competitors. Expanded coverage includes further breakdowns in the end-user industry and in-depth profiles of producers.

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Microsoft announces expiration of its exchange offers

REDMOND, Wash., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) (“Microsoft”) today announced the expiration of its offers to (i) exchange (the “Pool 1 Offer”) the ten series of notes described in the table below (collectively, the “Pool 1 Notes”) for a new series of Microsoft’s 2.525% Notes due June 1, 2050 (the “New 2050 Notes”) and a cash payment, as applicable, and (ii) exchange (the “Pool 2 Offer” and, together with the Pool 1 Offer, the “Exchange Offers”) the four series of notes described in the table below (collectively, the “Pool 2 Notes” and, together with the Pool 1 Notes, the “Existing Notes”) for a new series of Microsoft’s 2.675% Notes due June 1, 2060 (the “New 2060 Notes” and, together with the New 2050 Notes, the “New Notes”) and a cash payment, as applicable.

A Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-237925), as amended by Amendment No. 1 thereto (the “Registration Statement”), relating to the issuance of the New Notes has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and has become effective. The New Notes, upon issuance, will be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, pursuant to the Registration Statement.

The table below identifies the aggregate principal amount of each series of Pool 1 Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) in the Pool 1 Offer and the principal amount of each series of Pool 1 Notes, based on the order of acceptance priority for such series, that Microsoft expects to accept on the Settlement Date (as defined below):

Pool 1 Table

Title of Security

CUSIP
Number

Consideration
Exchanged for

Acceptance
Priority

Level

Principal
Amount

Tendered(1)

Principal
Amount

Microsoft Expects

to Accept

4.875% Notes due
2043

 

594918AX2

New 2050 Notes

1

$325,428,000

$325,428,000

5.300% Notes due
2041

594918AM6

New 2050 Notes

2

$229,661,000

$229,661,000

4.450% Notes due
2045

594918BL7

New 2050 Notes

3

$1,711,663,000

$1,711,663,000

4.250% Notes due
2047

594918CA0

New 2050 Notes

4

$1,415,370,000

$1,415,370,000

5.200% Notes due
2039

 

594918AD6

New 2050 Notes

5

$191,455,000

$191,455,000

4.500% Notes due
2040

594918AJ3

New 2050 Notes

6

$428,829,000

$428,829,000

3.750% Notes due
2043

594918AU8

New 2050 Notes

7

$255,985,000

$255,985,000

3.750% Notes due
2045

 

594918BD5

 

New 2050 Notes

8

$1,109,437,000

$1,109,433,000

4.100% Notes due
2037

594918BZ6

New 2050 Notes

9

$1,569,224,000

$583,533,000

4.200% Notes due
2035

594918BK9

New 2050 Notes

10

$325,218,000

$0

(1)  The aggregate principal amounts of each series that have been validly tendered for exchange and not validly withdrawn, as of 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 28, 2020 (the “Expiration Time”), based on information provided by the exchange agent to Microsoft.

The table below identifies the aggregate principal amount of each series of Pool 2 Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) in the Pool 2 Offer and the principal amount of each series of Pool 2 Notes, based on the order of acceptance priority for such series, that Microsoft expects to accept on the Settlement Date:

Pool 2 Table

Title of Security

CUSIP
Number

Consideration
Exchanged for

Acceptance
Priority

Level

Principal
Amount

Tendered(1)

Principal
Amount

Microsoft Expects

to Accept

4.750% Notes due
2055

594918BM5

New 2060 Notes

1

$673,265,000

$673,265,000

4.000% Notes due
2055

594918BE3

New 2060 Notes

2

$1,456,150,000

$1,456,150,000

4.500% Notes due
2057

594918CB8

New 2060 Notes

3

$1,116,223,000

$1,116,223,000

3.950% Notes due
2056

594918BU7

New 2060 Notes

4

$1,693,876,000

$295,490,000

(1)  The aggregate principal amounts of each series that have been validly tendered for exchange and not validly withdrawn, as of the Expiration Time, based on information provided by the exchange agent to Microsoft.

In the Exchange Offers, according to the information provided by D.F. King & Co., Inc., the information agent and exchange agent for the Exchange Offers, $7,562,270,000 aggregate principal amount of Pool 1 Notes and $4,939,514,000 aggregate principal amount of Pool 2 Notes were validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Time, as more fully set forth above.

The Exchange Offers expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 28, 2020. Following the Expiration Time, tenders of the Existing Notes may not be validly withdrawn. As of the Expiration Time, all conditions to the Exchange Offers were satisfied. Microsoft currently anticipates that the settlement date of the Exchange Offers will be June 1, 2020 (the “Settlement Date”).

Based on the amount of Existing Notes tendered in the Exchange Offers and in accordance with the terms of the Exchange Offers, Microsoft expects to accept, on the Settlement Date, (a) the following Pool 1 Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn): (i) all of the Pool 1 Notes listed in the Pool 1 Table above at Acceptance Priority Levels 1 through 7, (ii) $1,109,433,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.750% Notes due 2045 (which is less than the amount tendered (and not validly withdrawn) due to minimum denomination requirements of the Exchange Offers) and (iii) $583,533,000 aggregate principal amount of its 4.100% Notes due 2037 with a proration factor for such notes equal to approximately 37.19% of such notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) and (b) the following Pool 2 Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn): (i) all of the Pool 2 Notes listed in the Pool 2 Table at Acceptance Priority Levels 1 through 3 and (ii) $295,490,000 aggregate principal amount of its 3.950% Notes due 2056 with a proration factor for such notes equal to approximately 17.44% of such notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) as set forth above. Microsoft does not expect to accept any of the Pool 1 Notes listed in the Pool 1 Table at Acceptance Priority Level 10.

On the Settlement Date, Microsoft expects to deliver an aggregate principal amount of $6,249,997,000 of New 2050 Notes and an aggregate principal amount of $3,750,000,000 of New 2060 Notes and cash payments, as applicable, pursuant to Microsoft’s prospectus dated May 19, 2020 (the “Prospectus”), filed with the SEC on May 19, 2020, relating to the New Notes.

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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release are “forward-looking statements” based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors described above as well as:

  • intense competition in all of our markets that may lead to lower revenue or operating margins;
  • increasing focus on cloud-based services presenting execution and competitive risks;
  • significant investments in products and services that may not achieve expected returns;
  • acquisitions, joint ventures, and strategic alliances that may have an adverse effect on our business;
  • impairment of goodwill or amortizable intangible assets causing a significant charge to earnings;
  • cyberattacks and security vulnerabilities that could lead to reduced revenue, increased costs, liability claims, or harm to our reputation or competitive position;
  • disclosure and misuse of personal data that could cause liability and harm to our reputation;
  • the possibility that we may not be able to protect information stored in our products and services from use by others;
  • abuse of our advertising or social platforms that may harm our reputation or user engagement;
  • the development of the internet of things presenting security, privacy, and execution risks;
  • issues about the use of artificial intelligence in our offerings that may result in competitive harm, legal liability, or reputational harm;
  • excessive outages, data losses, and disruptions of our online services if we fail to maintain an adequate operations infrastructure;
  • quality or supply problems;
  • the possibility that we may fail to protect our source code;
  • legal changes, our evolving business model, piracy, and other factors may decrease the value of our intellectual property;
  • claims that Microsoft has infringed the intellectual property rights of others;
  • claims against us that may result in adverse outcomes in legal disputes;
  • government litigation and regulatory activity relating to competition rules that may limit how we design and market our products;
  • potential liability under trade protection, anti-corruption, and other laws resulting from our global operations;
  • laws and regulations relating to the handling of personal data that may impede the adoption of our services or result in increased costs, legal claims, fines, or reputational damage;
  • additional tax liabilities;
  • damage to our reputation or our brands that may harm our business and operating results;
  • exposure to increased economic and operational uncertainties from operating a global business, including the effects of foreign currency exchange;
  • uncertainties relating to our business with government customers;
  • adverse economic or market conditions that may harm our business;
  • catastrophic events or geopolitical conditions, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, that may disrupt our business; and
  • the dependence of our business on our ability to attract and retain talented employees.

For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with Microsoft’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of Microsoft’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q that are incorporated by reference in the Prospectus forming a part of the Registration Statement, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Microsoft’s Investor Relations department at (800) 285-7772 or at Microsoft’s Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/investor.

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Global Battery Market for IoT 2020-2025: Insights, Trends, Use Cases, Regulatory Framework, Value Chain, Companies

DUBLIN, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Battery Market for IoT by Type, Rechargeability, End-use Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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The global battery market for IoT is projected to grow from USD 8.7 billion in 2019 to USD 15.9 billion by 2025; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.6% from 2020 to 2025.

The major factors driving the growth of the market are multi-fold rise in the use of IoT and increase in the adoption of IoT-enabled devices, increase in global demand for wireless communication, a surge in R&D activities to develop advanced, flexible, and thin batteries, and rise in demand for thin and flexible batteries used in IoT-enabled devices. However, high upfront costs involved in the development of thin and flexible batteries, and the ecological implications of the disposing of battery wastes hinder the growth of the market.

Lithium batteries segment is expected to continue to account for largest size of battery market for IoT during forecast period

Lithium batteries have a plethora of applications in IoT devices such as wearables, home automation devices, retail, aerospace, and defense. Moreover, features such as high energy density is a key factor complementing its growth among other batteries

Primary batteries segment is expected to witness highest CAGR in battery market for IoT from 2020 to 2025

Primary batteries are used in products that do not require high power and have a limited lifespan. These batteries are witnessing increasing applications in areas such as smart packaging, smart cards, home automation, retail, and medical and cosmetic patches, as they have low self-discharge time compared to rechargeable thin-film batteries.

Home automation segment held the largest size of battery market for IoT in 2019

The demand for energy-efficient solutions, enhanced security, increased venture capital funding, and the constant need for improving the living standards of individuals has led to the growth of the battery market for IoT for home automation. Building automation, which started with wired technology, has now entered the era of wireless technology with technologies such as ZigBee, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth Smart revolutionizing the market. The growing awareness toward energy conservation, stringent legislation and building directives, the promotion of numerous smart grid technologies, and the availability of a number of open protocols are further driving the growth of the building automation market.

Duracell Inc (Duracell) (US), Energizer Holdings Inc (Energizer) (US), Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) (Japan), LG Chem Ltd (LG Chem) (South Korea), Samsung SDI Co (Samsung SDI) (South Korea), STMicroelectronics N.V (STmicroelectronics) (Switzerland), Cymbet Corporation Inc (Cymbet) (US), Ultralife Corporation (Ultralife) (US), Ilika Plc (Ilika) (UK), and Imprint Energy Inc (Imprint Energy) (US) are the prominent players in the global battery market for IoT.

Key Topics Covered

1. Introduction

2. Research Methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Premium Insights

5. Internet of Things Market – Start-Up Scenario
5.1 Start-Up Company Analysis
5.1.1 Global Footprint
5.1.2 Revenue
5.1.3 Market Ranking/Share Interval
5.1.4 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario

6. Market Overview and Industry Trends
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Market Dynamics
6.2.1 Drivers
6.2.2 Restraints
6.2.3 Opportunities
6.2.4 Challenges
6.3 Use Cases
6.3.1 Smart Retail
6.3.2 Connected Health
6.3.3 Building and Home Automation
6.3.4 Smart Logistics
6.3.5 Smart Mobility and Transportation
6.3.6 Smart Grid and Utilities
6.3.7 Smart Manufacturing
6.3.8 Smart Home
6.3.9 Others
6.4 Regulatory Framework (for IoT Battery)
6.4.1 General
6.4.2 Present Status
6.4.3 Standardization Needs and Outlook
6.4.4 Challenges and Future Standardization Needs
6.5 Impact of Other Disruptive Technologies
6.5.1 Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6.5.2 5G
6.5.3 Smart Transportation
6.5.4 Smart Energy
6.6 IoT Characteristics
6.7 Value Chain Analysis
6.8 Price Trends Analysis
6.9 Trends in Battery-Less IoT Technology
6.9.1 Ambient Energy Harvesting
6.9.1.1 Piezoelectric
6.9.1.2 Thermoelectric (PV)
6.9.1.3 Kinetic
6.9.1.4 Photoelectric
6.9.2 Battery-Free Bluetooth Tags
6.10 Emerging Battery Technology: Zinc-Air Batteries
6.11 Impact of COVID-19 on Battery Market

7 Battery Market for IoT, by Type (USD Million and Million Units)
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Chemical Batteries
7.2.1 Lithium Batteries
7.2.2 Alkaline Batteries
7.2.3 Others
7.3 Thin-Film Batteries
7.4 Printed Batteries
7.5 Solid-State Chip Batteries

8 Battery Market for IoT, by Rechargeability (USD Million)
8.1 Primary Batteries
8.2 Secondary Batteries

9. Battery Market for IoT, by End-Use Application (USD Million and Million Units)
9.1 Wearable Devices
9.1.1 Activity Monitors
9.1.2 Smart Watches
9.1.3 Smart Glasses
9.1.4 Body-Worn Cameras
9.1.5 Hearables
9.2 Consumer Electronics
9.3 Healthcare
9.3.1 Fitness and Heart Rate Monitors
9.3.2 Blood Pressure Monitors
9.3.3 Blood Glucose Meters
9.3.4 Fall Detectors
9.3.5 Others
9.4 Home Automation
9.4.1 Smart Locks
9.4.2 Security Cameras
9.4.3 Smart Meters
9.4.4 Wireless Alarms and Theft Detection Systems
9.4.5 Occupancy Sensors
9.4.6 Smoke Detectors
9.4.7 Garage Door Sensors
9.4.8 Window Sensors
9.4.9 Water Leak Detection Sensors
9.5 Retail
9.5.1 Contactless Point of Sales (PoS)
9.5.2 Wireless Beacons
9.5.3 Smart Tags
9.6 BFSI
9.6.1 Mobile Point of Sales (MPoS)
9.7 Aerospace and Defense
9.7.1 Smart Beacons
9.7.2 Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
9.7.3 Smart Baggage Tags
9.8 Industrial
9.9 Agriculture
9.9.1 Agriculture Drones
9.9.2 Agriculture Robots
9.9.3 Soil Moisture Sensors
9.9.4 Live Stock RFID Tags
9.10 Smart Packaging

10 Battery Market for IoT, by Geography (USD Million)
10.1 Introduction
10.2 North America
10.3 Europe
10.4 Asia-Pacific
10.5 Rest of the World

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Overview
11.2 Key Players in Battery Market for IoT
11.3 Competitive Benchmarking and Landscape
11.3.1 New Product Launched and Developments
11.3.2 Partnerships, Collaborations, Agreements, and Acquisitions
11.4 Competitive Leadership Mapping
11.4.1 Visionary Leaders
11.4.2 Innovators
11.4.3 Dynamic Differentiators
11.4.4 Emerging Companies

12 Company Profiles
12.1 Key Players
12.1.1 Duracell
12.1.2 Energizer
12.1.3 Panasonic
12.1.4 LG Chem
12.1.5 Samsung SDI
12.1.6 STMicroelectronics
12.1.7 Cymbet
12.1.8 Ultralife
12.1.9 Imprint Energy
12.1.10 Ilika
12.1.11 Blue Spark Technologies
12.1.12 Enfucell
12.1.13 Brightvolt
12.1.14 Saft
12.1.15 Power Paper
12.1.16 Jenax
12.2 Right to Win
12.3 Other Key Players
12.3.1 Front Edge Technology
12.3.2 Rocket Electric
12.3.3 Guangzhou Fullriver Battery New Technology
12.3.4 Iten

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Ganapathi Pulipaka, PhD, has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical Registry

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Ganapathi Pulipaka has been inducted into Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Pulipaka, the chief data scientist and SAP technical lead of DeepSingularity is distinguished in his field of machine learning and mathematics with many accolades and experience to his credit was born on August 20th, 1974. From 2016 to 2018, Dr. Pulipaka served as the chief executive officer, chief data scientist and SAP technical lead for DeepSingularity LLC and the SAP senior manager for Prosum from 2012 to 2016. Before these appointments, he was the SAP delivery project manager for Telecom Media Entertainment North America and Capgemini US LLC from 2006 to 2012, and in 2008, he was a SAP CRM 7.0/IPM 2008 product development consultant at SAP Labs a Collaboratory framework between Capgemini and SAP Labs.

Dr. Pulipaka’s career began from his formal education, at India, where he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s degree and then in 1997 with a Master’s Degree. He received a Doctor of Philosophy in business administration, information systems, data analytics and ERM from the University of California, Irvine in 2015 with a GPA of 4.0/4.0. The research scholar received his second Postdoc degree, Doctor of Philosophy in computer science, engineering, machine learning and big data analytics from Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO in 2017 with a GPA of 4.0/4.0. He also completed postdoctoral coursework with a specialized dissertation “Deep learning frameworks in High-performance computing environments,” an original scientific computer science and machine learning research on which he spent more than a year, that’s peer reviewed by Colorado Chair of Doctor of Computer Science.

With Dr. Pulipaka’s over 21+ years of experience as an SAP technical development and integration lead, he has implemented more than 32 projects for Fortune 100 corporations. Dr. Pulipaka was named among the Top 50 Technology Leaders in AI, Machine Learning, Data Science, Mathematics and Statistics, and stood out with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of AI at the Intercon Conference.

At the Intercon conference, Dr. Pulipaka gave a motivational keynote speech on Deep Reinforcement Learning and the landscape of machine learning and artificial intelligence that inspired the audience. He noted that the MIT Technology Review has downloaded 16,625 research papers from arxiv that are publicly available under the computer science and artificial intelligence section through November 2018. Through natural language processing techniques on the abstracts, the words “constraint,” “theory,” “rule,” “logic,” “program,” “learning,” “network,” “data,” “task,” and “performance” have been evaluated to find the reinforcement learning boom in recent times. Dr. GP said trends have shown the rise of traditional neural networks in the 1950s and 1960s, symbolic approaches in the 1970s, knowledge-based and rule-based systems in 1980s, support vector machines in 1990s, and the reign of neural networks in the 2010s with the advent of heavy implementation of deep neural networks.

Dr. Pulipaka attributes his success to his specializations and innovations, and he believes what separates him from most of his colleagues is that he works with many different industries, such as aerospace, manufacturing, retail, semi-conductor companies and hardware, among others. He believes it has helped him develop many different useful skill sets that he applies through all areas of his work.

Dr. Pulipaka’s dedication to his career comes with his successes as a young man that led him to want to pursue artificial intelligence even further. When he was just 16 years old, he started writing programs in C, C++, VC++ and Java. At this stage as a freelancer, he implemented a vast number of commercial projects while attending school for clients. Significant customers included the Air Force Academy and State Electricity Board.

Today, the chief data scientist is a contributor to over 400 artificial intelligence research papers and many creative works. He is the author of two eBooks, “The Digital Evolution of Supply Chain Management with @SAPLeonardo” and “Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Enterprise HealthCare and Health Technology Solutions,” along with two other books, “The Future of Data Science and Parallel Computing: A Road to Technological Singularity” and “Big Data Appliances for In-Memory Computing: A Real-World Research Guide for Corporations to Tame and Wrangle Their Data.” Dr. Pulipaka was featured in Top 22 Artificial Intelligence Experts by Microsoft’s Partner Acuvate and Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Technologies and Courses to Learn for a Great Data Science Career in Today’s Era from Launchora Magazine. He was also featured in “8 AI Influencers You Must Follow On Twitter To Stay On Top Of Your Game,” “Top Data Superheroes Among US: The Whole Next Level Of Human Brain” and “The Future Of Humanity: Artificial Intelligence” from Buzzfeed Magazine.

Along with Dr. Pulipaka’s notable features, he has been the recipient of several awards. In 2019, he won a Top 50 Tech Leaders Award and was ranked among Top 5 Supply Chain Management and SAP Machine Learning Experts by SAP, Machine Learning and AI Influencers by DigitalBanking World, and Most Influential Artificial Intelligence Executives in the World by Analytics Insight Magazine. He was further listed as a Top Twitter Influencer in Artificial Intelligence.

Despite Dr. Pulipaka’s many years in his industry, there is no plan to slow down his progress and success just yet. Five years from now, Dr. Pulipaka plans to continue writing books and researching articles on such topics as artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and high performance computer applications, as well as participating in more industry-related events. He also wants to inspire the youth across the world, introducing them to data science. His intention is to influence the youth and encourage them to go into the data science fields of their choice.

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India’s Fintech Market 2020-2025; Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 22.7%, Despite COVID-19 Disruptions

DUBLIN, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Fintech Market in India 2020″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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India is one of the fastest-growing fintech markets in the world. As of March 2020, India, alongside China, accounted for the highest fintech adoption rate (87%), out of all the emerging markets in the world. On the other hand, the global average adoption rate stood at 64%.

With the burgeoning number of start-ups, the fintech industry in India is attracting increased investments. Initiatives undertaken by the government to drive digitization like demonetization, Jan Dhan Yojana, Aadhaar and Unified Payment Interface (UPI) have further contributed to the growth of the industry.

Market Insights

The fintech market in India was valued at ~INR 1,920.16 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach ~INR 6,207.41 billion by 2025, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of ~22.7% during the 2020-2025 period.

Increased adoption of the internet and improved digital infrastructure are driving the fintech market in India. However, lack of consumers’ trust on digital modes of payment, and the rising threat of cyber and data security are impeding market growth.

Further, the industry is witnessing increased application of artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data for enhancing personalized offerings. New business models like Neobanks are expected to revolutionize the Indian fintech market.

Segment Insights

  • Payments, lending, insurtech, wealthtech and banktech are the key operative segments within the fintech market.
  • The payment segment comprises M-wallets, PPIs, merchant payments, PoS services, international remittance and trading in cryptocurrencies.
  • The lending segment includes peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding, loans, online lenders, on-book lending by NBFCs and credit scoring platforms. Insurtech is a niche segment in the Indian fintech ecosystem consisting of insurance aggregators, IoT, wearable and kinematics.
  • Wealthtech includes robo-advisors, discount brokers and online financial advisors.
  • The principal function of the banktech segment is to utilize data points like financial transactions and spending patterns to create risk profiles of consumers.
  • In 2018 and 2019, the payments segment received the highest amount of venture capital investments, followed by the lending and insurtech segments. Wealthtech and banktech are the emerging segments of the industry.

Impact of COVID-19

As the discretionary spending in the industry has gone down considerably, the number of digital transactions has declined. This has severely hampered cash flow for leading businesses in the country. However, the industry witnessed a ~42% rise in the use of digital payment modes.

But purchasing only essential products would not be enough to drive uptake of digital transaction in the Indian fintech ecosystem. Healthcare, bill payments, grocery and food are witnessing rapid digitization, while the entertainment, fashion, travel and tourism industries are at a standstill, thereby reducing transaction volumes in the country and severely affecting the Indian fintech industry.

Competition Analysis

The fintech market in India is highly competitive with incredible growth potential; however, stringent regulatory norms tend to act as significant entry barriers for new players entering the Indian fintech space. The country is growing into a hub for fintech start-ups, and global investors are actively investing in prospective Indian fintech start-ups.

In terms of investment, PayTM, Cred, Acko, InCred Finance and BharatPe emerged as the top five fintech players in 2019.

Companies Profiled

  • ET Money
  • ezetap
  • Freecharge Payment Technologies Private Limited
  • One Mobikwik System Private Limited
  • Mswipe Technologies Private Limited
  • One97 Communications Limited
  • PhonePe Private Limited
  • Pine Labs Private Limited
  • PolicyBazar.com
  • PayU Payments Private Limited

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PowerEgg X Personal AI Camera – the Ultimate Tool for Content Creators

SAN MATEO, Calif., May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PowerVision Robot Corporation, a global leader in smart drones, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and augmented reality, has the ultimate tool for content creators, the PowerEgg X. The smart device can be used as an autonomous personal AI camera, as a handheld 3-axis AI camera, and also as a high-performance drone. No matter if creators are filming their next vlog, getting some epic aerial B-roll to help set the scene, or need smooth footage at the skate park, the PowerEgg X has them covered. 

“Three years in development and over 100 technology patents later, the PowerEgg X is truly a one-of-a-kind device,” said Wally Zheng, Founder and CEO of PowerVision. “We designed this device with the content creator in mind. Packed with useful features, the PowerEgg X makes it easier for users to create the content that they already love making. Plus, through a companion app, users can easily create short videos to share on social media instantly.”

The PowerEgg X is not a run-of-the-mill camera, it’s an all-in-one, easy-to-use, portable, cost-effective smart camera that can fly – yes really! Equipped with a 4K/60fps HD camcorder with a three-axis gimbal, the PowerEgg X produces professional-quality video and stunning 24 mega-pixel images. 

The device features a fully modular design, allowing users to quickly switch between the following modes: Autonomous Personal AI Camera, Handheld Gimbal Camera, or Smart Drone. It’s also currently the only consumer drone capably of flying in the rain and taking off/landing on water, made possible by its IPX6 rated waterproof case.

The PowerEgg X is being used by content creators across different platforms from YouTube to Instagram and more. Influencers and content creators have been able to easily integrate the PowerEgg X into their existing workflow and increase the quality of their content.

Autonomous Personal AI Camera Mode

In this taxing and uncertain time, PowerEgg X makes it easier than ever to film oneself while still practicing social distancing. Simply attach the included tripod mount, connect to a tripod (not included), turn on its AI Camera Mode. The device will utilize facial recognition, deep learning, and a tracking field of view up to 170° to keep subjects in the middle of the frame, even if they are running, dancing, or moving around.

Making it even easier for users to create content on their own, the device also features gesture control. This allows users to take a photo, record video, and track movements by merely making gestures that are based on a deep-learning massive gesture database.

Handheld Gimbal Camera Mode

When switched into handheld mode, the PowerEgg X uses its three-axis mechanical-stability augmentation gimbal to capture all of life’s incredible moments like never before. Gone are the days of shaky footage – PowerEgg X’s image mechanical stabilization feature guarantees smoother, more stable footage compared to optical image stabilization used in ordinary photography. The device has a battery life of 3.5 hours, ensuring users never miss the shot.

Drone Mode

The PowerEgg X is a high-performance drone equipped with a 4K/60fps camera and tri-axial mechanical stability augmentation technologies, making it perfect for aerial photography and videography. The drone features a flight time of 30 minutes, automatic obstacle avoidance, precise landing, intelligent flight modes, wind speed resistance up to 29-38 knots, 1080P image transmission within a distance of 3.7 miles, and more. 

The PowerEgg X is the world’s first consumer drone that can pick up sound. Its SyncVoice patented technology automatically synchronizes sound picked up by the user’s phone with the drone’s footage, putting an end to silent aerial photography. Another first of its kind in the industry, it comes with waterproof accessories (waterproof case and landing float) that enable it to take off from and land on water as well as fly in heavy rain. Its modular design allows it to be easily disassembled and packed away once finished flying.

Pricing and Availability

The PowerEgg X is available now with an MSRP of $899 for the Explorer package and $1249 for the waterproof Wizard package. The device is available at BestBuy.com, B&H Photo, Amazon.com and Powervision.me. 

About PowerVision

With a mission to “innovate the future,” the PowerVision Group is a global technology leader focusing on UAV-related products and services, including smart drones, data visualization, and forecasting, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Founded in 2009, PowerVision Group employs around 500 employees globally in China, the U.S., Japan, Australia, Germany, and Finland. For more information, visit: http://www.powervision.me, or call toll free: (855) 562-6699. 

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LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. to Report First Quarter 2020 Unaudited Financial Results on June 4, 2020

SHENZHEN, China, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. (“Lexin” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: LX), a leading online consumption and consumer finance platform for educated young professionals in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 before the U.S. market opens on Thursday, June 4, 2020.

The Company’s management will host an earnings conference call at 7:00 AM U.S. Eastern time on June 4, 2020 (7:00 PM Beijing/Hong Kong time on June 4, 2020).

Participants who wish to join the conference call should register online at:
https://apac.directeventreg.com/registration/event/8175258

Please note the Conference ID number of 8175258.

Once registration is completed, participants will receive the dial-in information for the conference call, an event passcode, and a unique registrant ID number.  

Participants joining the conference call should dial-in at least 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Additionally, a live and archived webcast of the conference call will be available on the Company’s investor relations website at http://ir.lexin.com.

A replay of the conference call will be accessible approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live call until June 11, 2020, by dialing the following telephone numbers:

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1 855 452 5696 or 1 646 254 3697

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61 2 8199 0299

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About LexinFintech Holdings Ltd.

LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. is a leading online consumption and consumer finance platform for educated young professionals in China. The Company provides a range of services including financial technology services, membership benefits, and a point redemption system through its ecommerce platform Fenqile and membership platform Le Card. The Company works with financial institutions and brands both online and offline to provide a comprehensive consumption ecosystem catering to the needs of young professionals in China. Lexin utilizes advanced technologies such as big data, cloud computing and artificial intelligence throughout the Company’s services and operations, which include risk management, loan facilitation, and the near-instantaneous matching of users’ funding requests with offers from the Company’s many funding partners.

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International Research Centre for AI Under the Auspices of UNESCO Appoints Artificial Intelligence Expert, Global Digital and Cognitive Strategist Mark Minevich as New Chair of AI Policy

NEW YORK and LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — “We are happy to announce that Mark Minevich is joining the team of IRCAI (International Research Centre for AI under the auspices of UNESCO) as the Chair of AI Policy Committee. Mark, with his rich international experience, will complement the centre with competencies on addressing strategic questions in the areas of business and AI policy. In particular, the focus will be on AI technologies applied in areas with high social impact contributing to human centric and responsible use of modern technology,” said Marko Grobelnik, member of IRCAI management, Digital Champion of Slovenia at European Commission, researcher at the Jožef Stefan Institute.

The impact and potential consequences of Artificial Intelligence are proving to be crucial for humanity. AI has the potential to reshape societies, economies and politics. The International Research Centre for AI was established in Ljubljana Slovenia under the auspices of UNESCO in order to better appreciate and counter challenges of AI.

Grobelnik continues, “Mark is one of the rare people being able to combine his active presence in different worlds of the modern AI: from impacting AI policy matters on the global and national levels, to providing strategic advice to the spectrum of big and small global companies in the process of transformation towards future scenarios with AI in its core. One mission where Mark made a lot of synergic impact was a series of high level international seminars, “AI Pioneers”. Here, Mark connected hundreds of government and business decision makers to start speaking a common language, share problems and jointly search for the future solutions. By having Mark in the team of IRCAI, we expect to leverage his skills and networks to further impact the world of the future by introducing a friendly and human face of the technology.”

Minevich stated that he is “thrilled and delighted to join such a prestigious institute and work with the amazing team on the social impact of AI and digital future. Our goals and skill sets perfectly align in ways that will make this partnership fruitful and impactful for many years.

Mark brings IRCAI a strong business perspective of AI, combined with his experiences in international policies. International policies and regulations that are properly addressing various aspects of AI are among the main research and support activities the Center will be involved in and we are happy to have Mark to chair the international AI Policy Committee,” said Mitja Jermol, UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER and Open Learning and Head of Center for Knowledge Transfer at Jožef Stefan Institute, member of IRCAI management.

For Information on IRCAI, visit ircai.org

About Mark Minevich

Minevich is a President of Going Global Ventures, collaborating and advising global enterprises in the US, EU and Japan. He’s a strategic advisor and Global ambassador to the CEO of IPsoft Inc. and is the Advisor to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) focusing on artificial intelligence. Minevich is Chief AI Officer to Canadian Growth Investments. He’s a senior fellow on the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and is appointed as a member of the G20/B20’s Task Force on digitalization.

In 2020, The World Assessment Council appointed Minevich as a Global Digital Ambassador. He has received the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement and the World Trade Leadership Award from the World Trade Center’s Association. Mark is a founding co-host at Digital Pioneers Dialogue Podcast and contributes to a number of publications.

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KDD 2020 Opens Registration For 26th Annual Conference With Fully Virtual Program

SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) today announced that registration is open for KDD 2020, the premier interdisciplinary data-science conference. For 26 years, the KDD conference has brought together an international community of leading researchers and practitioners in data science, machine learning, big data, and artificial intelligence. Given the rapidly changing landscape of the global pandemic, KDD 2020, which will take place Aug. 23-27, 2020, will now offer its signature programming in an entirely virtual format.

“For years, data science leaders from all over the world have looked forward to the KDD conference as an opportunity to connect with peers and share ideas,” said Yan Liu, KDD 2020 conference co-chair and associate professor of computer science at the University of Southern California. “From keynote speakers and workshops to exhibitions and breakout sessions, we are committed to delivering a virtual experience that offers the same opportunities for collaboration and exchange.”

The conference brings together leading experts in data science and artificial intelligence to share their latest research, results, and ideas. Confirmed keynote speakers for this year’s conference include Emery Brown, Edward Hood Taplin professor of medical engineering and computational neuroscience at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kate Crawford, distinguished research professor at New York University and a principal researcher at Microsoft Research; Yolanda Gil, research professor of computer science and spatial sciences at the University of Southern California and principal scientist at USC Information Sciences Institute; Meuala Manuela Veloso, head of J.P. Morgan AI Research and the Herbert A. Simon University professor in the school of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University; and, Alessandro Vespignani, Sternberg Family Distinguished University professor and director of the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University.

In addition to its well-known peer-review process for research papers, KDD is distinctive in its focus on real world applications of the latest discoveries in data science. Sessions on topics as varied as theoretical advances in deep learning, healthcare AI, urban computing, and intelligent transportation ensure programmatic diversity and choice for conference attendees. KDD encourages attendee participation through its numerous workshops, tutorials, and the KDD Cup, an annual competition where thousands of experts and enthusiast participate to solve real world issues in applied data science.

“Building upon SIGKDD’s unique participation from both academic and industry experts, KDD fully integrates new knowledge domains through the close alignment of research and real-world utilization,” said Rajesh Gupta, KDD 2020 conference co-chair and director of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at the University of California, San Diego. “Our goal is to offer attendees essential education on cutting-edge trends and hands-on training in artificial intelligence, big data, data analytics, data science, data mining, deep learning, knowledge graphs, machine learning, relational databases and statistical methods.”

Highlighting the conference’s successful history of industry participation, KDD 2020 is sponsored by some of the world’s biggest brands. Past sponsors include Intuit, DiDi, Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Apple, KenSci, Wayfair, Criteo, Inspur, D.E. Shaw & Co, Square Point, Naver Line, Microsoft, Siemens, Etsy, Two Sigma, Squirrel AI Learning, Gurobi, JD.com, Geneia, Pinterest, CRC Press, Indeed, and HexagonML.

For more information and to register for the virtual conference, visit: https://www.kdd.org/kdd2020/attending/registration

About ACM SIGKDD:
ACM is the premier global professional organization for researchers and professionals dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of knowledge discovery and data mining. SIGKDD is ACM’s Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining. The annual KDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining is the premier interdisciplinary conference for data mining, data science and analytics.   

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