MarqVision Launches an AI-Powered Platform to Protect Brands from Counterfeits

BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MarqVision, an AI-based SaaS company, recently launched its brand protection platform that helps brands effortlessly detect and remove counterfeits on online marketplaces. With this launch, the company takes a major step towards fulfilling its mission of modernizing companies’ fight against online frauds and thereby rendering the ecommerce supply chain more transparent.

MarqVision allows brands to automatically detect and remove infringing listings from global online marketplaces deeply infiltrated by counterfeiters, such as Amazon, eBay, and Taobao. MarqVision’s deep-learning-based image recognition model scans through millions of product listings and finds listings with images containing products that look similar to the legitimate brand’s products. Its machine learning model then detects infringements among those listings based on information such as price, product description and customer reviews. Finally, MarqVision’s bot-powered reporting system automatically files take-down requests for those listings that the legitimate brand owner confirms as infringements.

With MarqVision, brands can efficiently protect their sales and reputation from IP infringers. First, it allows brands to regain sales revenue that have been hijacked by counterfeit and knockoff sellers. It also helps brands protect their reputation from negative reviews and restore customers’ trust. And thanks to MarqVision’s AI-powered automation technology, brands can enjoy these benefits with significantly greater efficiency. The traditional anti-counterfeiting solution involves IP specialists’ manually searching for infringements and doing the paperwork required to remove them. With MarqVision, however, brands can save a considerable amount of time and money by automating the repetitive chores involved in detecting and reporting counterfeits.

“The counterfeit market is currently a $1.7 trillion industry, which makes it the largest criminal industry in the world,” said MarqVision CEO and co-founder Mark Lee. “We have pioneered a technology-driven way to solve this serious problem using artificial intelligence. Our beta clients have experienced a 30-fold efficiency increase in their anti-counterfeiting efforts.”

MarqVision embarked on its fight against online frauds by first focusing on the buyer fraud problem. But after realizing the gravity and extensiveness of the seller fraud problem, the startup switched gears to take on the challenge of modernizing the way brands have fought counterfeit sellers.

Detecting and removing counterfeits from ecommerce is just a start for MarqVision. “Although taking down infringing listings has its own merits, the risk of infringement does not entirely disappear until the counterfeiter behind those listings are tracked down and forced to face legal consequences,” said Lee. “Our engineers are building a mapping technology that matches data points from different ecommerce platforms in order to connect sellers to the infringer behind, reveal the infringer’s identity, and allow brands to take legal action against the infringer. We plan on equipping the current product with this sophisticated technology soon so that we can stop the distribution of counterfeits at the source.” 

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About MarqVision
MarqVision is a SaaS company that builds AI-based solutions to modernize companies’ fight against online frauds. Using MarqVision’s brand protection service, brand owners can automatically find and remove online counterfeits to protect their customers and profits. Founded in 2019 by computer scientists and IP law experts from Harvard University and MIT, MarqVision is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Network Solutions Provider, a Leader in Business Technology Optimization and Security, and CyGlass Form a Strategic Partnership to Include CyGlass’ Network Defense as a Service Solution in its Product Portfolio

LITTLETON, Mass. and MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CyGlass, a leading SaaS AI-based Network Detection and Response (NDR) platform, and Network Solutions Provider (NSP), a leader in providing cybersecurity solutions from world-class vendors that help their Value-Added Resellers (VARs) and end-users provide the best of breed solutions to their customers, announced the addition of CyGlass to further strengthen its clients’ cyber defenses to protect sensitive customer data and digital assets.

With CyGlass Network Defense as a Service (NDaaS) solution you can:

  • Detect network anomalies with proven scalable AI that continuously learns while monitoring your network activity without additional hardware, software, or people
  • Receive “SmartAlerts” & prioritized event notifications on suspicious network activity
  • Gain visibility of your network threat landscape and respond quickly to malicious insiders or motivated attackers
  • Automatically identify assets on your network and prioritize layered security zones
  • Create comprehensive reports on threats, assets, and network behavior

Cyber risk is one of the biggest challenges facing firms today, no industry, company or business is not a potential target.  With CyGlass’ NDaaS, NSP can now incorporate a Network Detection and Response (NDR) solution into its cloud security and managed service offerings. This partnership extends NSPs security capabilities by leveraging CyGlass’s Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Analytics to offer solutions and services that help our partners solve their customers’ security challenges and deliver value by securing their critical assets and data. 

In recent years, more than 50% of breaches were a result of “advanced cyber threats”. The failure of existing security technologies to be able to provide visibility in your network against unknown attacks and rogue assets that are dependent upon security analysts sifting through an overwhelming volume of logs and alerts has resulted in 70% of “advanced threats” going undetected.

Relying on signatures or rule-based security products is not only ineffective, but it leaves organizations more exposed and inundated companies with false positives and no way to identify or block the threat.

“The threats are changing, as we change how our customers do business, no IT vendor can do it all. So strategic alliances are often a key to success in delivering quality protection for clients and customers big and small. Businesses want and need  operational insight, by partnering with CyGlass and deploying the Network Defense as a Service solution our clients have a solid security foundation that allows them to rest comfortably at night.” — Phillip Walker Customer Advocate CEO

“CyGlass provides an affordable SaaS solution for network anomaly detection. The mission of CyGlass is to make advanced cybersecurity technology accessible to organizations of all sizes.  CyGlass provides the essential network security controls behind the firewall and in the cloud that medium enterprises need to operate safely.  NSPs focus on the small and medium-sized businesses makes them a valuable partner as we expand our business in North America,” said Ed Jackowiak, President of CyGlass Inc.

Company network architectures are especially vulnerable as traditional security products struggle to protect them effectively from advanced network threats. Networks are at risk of being breached unless security responses are automated by comprehensively applying AI with self-learning technologies. Companies today are already leveraging AI to provide enhanced visibility, improved productivity, and greater precision in defending their networks and assets from cyberattacks. The key to CyGlass’s effective NDaaS solution lies in focusing on the most critical threats.

To survive the modern, sophisticated attacker, companies need AI to create actionable intelligence. Only then will organizations be able to keep their critical IT assets and networks secure.”

CyGlass and NSP will be jointly presenting at the Midsize Enterprise Summit (MES) in Newport Beach, CA on Monday, September 21, and in Waltham, MA on Wednesday, September 23.  More information about the event can be found at


CyGlass is a leading provider of Network Detection and Response (NDR) solutions that allow customers of all sizes to uncover, pinpoint, and respond to advanced cyber threats that have evaded traditional security controls. CyGlass’s mission is to provide organizations with a new level of intelligence to defend against the most sophisticated cyber-attacks. Its asset oriented, risk-based approach to threat detection and mitigation focuses attention on the emerging attacks which pose the greatest risk. CyGlass is a subsidiary of Nominet Inc.

Nominet is driven by a commitment to use technology to improve connectivity, security, and inclusivity online. For over 20 years, Nominet has run the .UK internet infrastructure, developing an expertise in the Domain Name System (DNS) that now underpins sophisticated network detection and response solutions that are used by governments and enterprises to mitigate cyber threats.  Our public benefit program aims to improve the lives of one million people, providing support and opportunities to tackle some of the most important digital issues facing young people today. In February 2020, Nominet acquired Boston based cybersecurity company CyGlass.

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Network Solutions Provider is a Technology service and solutions company, a leader in business and technology Optimization. We empower businesses, governments, and communities to solve their toughest challenges.

Network Solutions Provider empowers the leading innovative transformations. Market shifts and technology trends demand fresh thinking. We help clients capitalize on trends and anticipate what’s ahead. We combine years of experience running innovative systems with the latest digital innovations to deliver better business outcomes.

Network Solutions Provider empowers in three key drivers of growth: People, Customer experience and technology Execution.

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SUSE Delivers Third Quarter Expansion Amid Global Pandemic

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SUSE®, the world’s largest independent open source company, today announced financial results* and highlights from the third quarter of its fiscal year 2020 ended July 31.

SUSE’s Q3 revenue increased 14% year over year amid the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy this quarter. Cloud ACV (Annual Contract Value) bookings continued to flourish with 81% growth, marking 14 consecutive quarters of year over year cloud ACV increase.

Other Q3 business highlights include:

  • Larger deal sizes – 35% increase year to date in customer deals worth more than $1 million.
  • Increased demand for enterprise Linux to run SAP workloads – 50% jump in ACV bookings year over year for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications.
  • Significant growth in North America and Asia Pacific and Japan – 25% and 21% increases, respectively, in ACV bookings year over year.

Noteworthy new customer wins in the quarter include Dell EMC and global measurement and automation technology provider Endress+Hauser.

“As the world works through the challenges of the current pandemic, SUSE continues to deliver value as a partner, community member and provider of transformational technology solutions,” said Melissa Di Donato, SUSE CEO. “Our ongoing growth reflects our dedication to customer satisfaction as well as SUSE’s strong business model and resilience as a company. And we aren’t stopping here as we plan to further accelerate our growth trajectory with the announcement of a definitive agreement to acquire Rancher Labs, which will significantly expand our portfolio and share in the Kubernetes market.”

SUSE also strengthened its leadership team in Q3 with executive appointments to support the company’s key growth objectives, including Chief Financial Officer Andy Myers and Chief Growth Officer Michael A. Riley, along with regional sales leads Jeff Lattomus, president, North America, and Phillip Miltiades, president, Asia Pacific and Japan.

To further accelerate its power to innovate, SUSE opened a new engineering and innovation center in Sofia, Bulgaria, joining major SUSE development sites in Germany, Czechia, India and the United States.

About SUSE
SUSE, the world’s largest independent open source company, provides unparalleled customer choice and powers digital transformation for the enterprise by simplifying, modernizing and accelerating traditional, cloud and edge solutions. SUSE collaborates with partners, communities and customers to deliver and support solutions that enable mission-critical business outcomes. SUSE’s container and cloud platforms, software-defined infrastructure, artificial intelligence and edge computing solutions allow customers to create, deploy and manage workloads anywhere – on premises, multi-cloud and edge. For more information, visit

*Unaudited results (non IFRS at budget exchange).

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Salesforce President & CFO to Participate in Upcoming Investor Event

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today announced that Mark Hawkins, President & CFO, will participate in the Mizuho Virtual Software Tour on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. (ET).

A live webcast will be available on Salesforce’s website at

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Salesforce is the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), bringing companies closer to their customers in the digital age. Founded in 1999, Salesforce enables companies of every size and industry to take advantage of powerful technologies—cloud, mobile, social, internet of things, artificial intelligence, voice and blockchain—to create a 360-degree view of their customers. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit:

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Ping An Accelerates Digital innovations in Response to COVID-19

HONG KONG and SHANGHAI, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter “Ping An” or “The Group”, HKEx: 2318; SSE: 601318) showcased a range of its digital innovations at the Institute of International Finance (IIF). Jessica Tan, Co-CEO of Ping An Group, was a featured speaker at the IIF Digital Interchange: The Global Dialogue on Digital Finance on the acceleration of digital transformation across the Group as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID has really accelerated digitization even for us, and we have always been on the forefront of digitization,” Jessica said. The Group’s “finance + ecosystem” strategy is to use technology to empower five ecosystems: financial services, health care, smart city services, real estate services and auto services. These ecosystems help the Group extend its reach to internet users beyond its core financial businesses. As of June 30, 2020, Ping An had more than 210 million retail customers and 560 million internet users.

Ping An’s Health Care Innovations at Center of COVID-19 Fight

The health care businesses played a critical role during the pandemic. COVID-19 drove skyrocketing demand for Ping An Good Doctor, the largest mobile internet telemedicine platform in China, with nearly 350 million users as of June 30, 2020. “A lot of consumers with small illnesses don’t want to go to hospitals for fear of further infection … I think (demand for telemedicine) is going to continue accelerating,” Jessica said.

In the first half of 2020, Ping An Good Doctor saw an average of 831,000 medical consultations daily, up 26.7% year-on-year. Ping An Good Doctor provides end-to-end service for patients, including 24/7 online consultations, prescriptions, referrals, appointments, second medical opinions and drug deliveries – supported by the in-house full-time medical team and proprietary artificial intelligence (AI)-based medical system.

For medical service providers, Ping An Smart Healthcare supports more than 17,000 medical institutions, providing comprehensive services including integrated regulatory platforms, AI-based disease prediction, medical image recognition and AskBob, a consultant and treatment assistance tool. Ping An launched its COVID-19 smart image-reading system in early 2020 to assist doctors with fast and accurate diagnoses to help control the epidemic. The system can generate smart analysis results in about 15 seconds, with an accuracy rate above 90%. AskBob was used 22.04 million times by approximately 413,000 doctors in the first half of 2020.

The rise of telemedicine began long before the pandemic, Jessica noted. “We started working with the government about 10 years ago on how to better manage health care costs.” Ping An’s AI medical capabilities are helping to control rising costs and support medical professionals to provide more efficient and accurate diagnoses and treatment.

“So in the whole healthcare ecosystem, we really go in with a long-term mentality, providing better services for our customers, not just insurance but also good, reliable online health care services, helping to manage costs across the whole system.”

Financial Services Adapted to Remote Working and Customer Service

Ping An’s technologies also enabled its financial businesses to maintain service to customers during the pandemic. The company shifted its 1.4 million agents and staff to remote working within five days, Jessica told the IIF. Artificial intelligence (AI) service robots handled 82% of service calls with the rest handled by contact center agents working remotely. Ping An’s fintech company OneConnect also helped 60 financial institutions shift to remote working and customer service in the first three months of the pandemic.

Digitization of Government Services Accelerated

Jessica said another trend highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic is the digitization of government services. Ping An’s smart city services is helping 118 cities in China digitize their services, including Shenzhen, where Ping An is headquartered. Ping An is working with the Shenzhen government to provide 7,000 services on one mobile app. As face-to-face interactions were not possible in the pandemic, citizens were able to access 70% of the government’s services from the app.

Ping An is committed to continue developing its technological capabilities. As of June 30, 2020, Ping An’s technology patent applications increased by 4,625 year to date to 26,008. Ping An topped the 2020 global fintech patent ranking list for the second consecutive year with over 1,500 applications in the area. In 2019, Ping An ranked second globally by published digital healthtech patent applications.

About Ping An Group

Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (“Ping An“) is a world-leading technology-powered retail financial services group. With over 210 million retail customers and 560 million Internet users, Ping An is one of the largest financial services companies in the world.

Ping An has two over-arching strategies, “pan financial assets” and “pan health care”, which focus on the provision of financial and healthcare services through our integrated financial services platform and our five ecosystems of financial services, health care, auto services, real estate services and smart city services. Our “finance + technology” and “finance + ecosystem” strategies aim to provide customers and internet users with innovative and simple products and services using technology. As China’s first joint stock insurance company, Ping An is committed to upholding the highest standards of corporate reporting and corporate governance. The Group is listed on the stock exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

In 2020, Ping An ranked 7th in the Forbes Global 2000 list and ranked 21st in the Fortune Global 500 list. Ping An also ranked 38th in the 2020 WPP Kantar Millward Brown BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list. For more information, please visit

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Planet TV Studios Presents Episode on AMPD Technologies on New Frontiers in High Performance Computing Solutions

VANCOUVER, BC, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The pilot episode plans to air in the fourth quarter of 2020 and will also be airing on on-demand platforms such as Roku, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and other various on-demand platforms.

AMPD Ventures Inc. through its operating subsidiary, AMPD Holdings Corp. (dba “AMPD Technologies”), is a supplier of high-performance computing solutions to several industry sectors. With state-of-the-art, high-performance computing solutions hosted in sustainable urban data centres, AMPD is leading the transition to the next generation of computing infrastructure. Through a mix of infrastructure as a service (“IaaS”) and an upgraded, high-performance cloud offering, it’s meeting the low-latency requirements of multiplayer video games and eSports, computer graphics rendering, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mixed reality, big data processing, and the as-yet-uncharted technological developments of the coming decades.

AMPD’s mission is to ‘reinvent’ the Internet to properly support low-latency applications in environmentally conscious ways. Current cloud infrastructure doesn’t properly support the intense requirements of the latest multiplayer video games, cutting-edge digital media production, nor the requirements of next-gen enterprises as they push the boundaries of big data analysis and visualization. 

Planet TV Studios produces cutting-edge, real-life, television series that feature insightful, meaningful updates on the most important business, medical and socially responsible topics currently taking place in the areas most important to our lives. Planet TV Studios is a leading content creation company successful in films, television, documentaries, commercials and docudramas. 

The AMPD team has over two decades of experience in technology solutions for animation studios and VFX production houses around the world. We supply high-performance computing solutions for the studio, and in the data centre, as well as AMPD Connect solutions to connect the two locations.

New Frontiers is a compelling TV series that explores cutting-edge, high-performance computing companies that are shaping our world’s high-performance computing solutions sector. New Frontiers is an educational TV series in short documentary form to be featured on TV and on-demand TV. 

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IBM Cognos Analytics-Based Business Transformation Going Strong

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — As every business continues to transform itself digitally, there is a multi-fold increase in the variety and amount of data generated. Organizations are rapidly expanding their Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities to generate insights that help them identify new opportunities, accelerate conversion of existing opportunities, and overall drive better decision making in both internal and external-facing functions. Market researchers and experts from DataTerrain forecast the global market for BI and analytics software to reach $55.4 Billion by 2026, at an average growth rate of >10%.

As one of the Top 3 players in the BI and analytics software market, with a wallet share of about 8%, IBM Cognos Analytics continues to expand its footprint rapidly and set benchmarks for its peers. IBM Cognos is the preferred choice for Fortune 100 companies and works with some of the largest organizations worldwide. The charts below summarize the distribution profile of IBM Cognos customers based on revenue, employee strength, and industry segments worldwide.

IBM Cognos has over 31,400 customers across all major regions of the U.S., and its growth has been recognized by BARC, which has named it a market leader in integrated planning and analytics portfolios.

The extensive functionality provided by IBM Cognos addresses several categories of BI applications, including web-based OLAP analysis, formatted reporting, ad-hoc reporting, and dashboards. As an all-in-one platform, IBM Cognos handles everything from data modeling and integration to exploration and visualization. It is an ideal choice when handling large data volumes to support the needs of many concurrent users. By integrating cognitive computing technologies like Artificial Intelligence(AI) and Machine Learning(ML), IBM Cognos expands the self-service features of the analytics platform through automation.

Subject matter experts from DataTerrain have seen many customers gain significant benefits when the system is set up to learn about the user’s data, automate data preparation, and generate recommendations for data joins and visualization. They also see that IBM continues to expand its offerings to end-users with a continuous release development cycle that provides newer functionality every quarter.

What sets IBM Cognos apart.

A few consistent themes on the differentiators of IBM Cognos emerge from numerous surveys, including by BARC and the constant feedback from customer CXOs to DataTerrain consultants. They are:

1.) An extensive all-in-one portfolio of features from formatted and Ad Hoc reporting, OLAP, visual and advanced analytics, dashboard creation, planning, and performance management with a user-friendly interface

2.) Extensive capabilities for advanced analytics, visual business user-oriented data discovery, and cognitive BI with automation

3.) Flexible options for deployment: on-prem, cloud, hybrid

4.) Widespread and easily accessible partner and support community

5.) Continued investments from IBM and innovative upgrades in data management, BI, and cognitive computing for advanced analytics

Here are six examples of how IBM Cognos transformed customer operations across industry segments:

1.) A European manufacturer of strapping machines set up a centralized and unified reporting platform across its functional areas of sales and service, warehousing and logistics, manufacturing, purchase, HR, Finance, and control using IBM Cognos. With the transformed manufacturing analytics, machine-level productivity improved by 20% and resulted in significant production cost savings.

2.) A major retailer in the U.S. automated their review and incentive compensation calculation for their client services team using IBM Cognos. This improved employee morale by providing visibility into the metrics and establishing consistency in the measures. The streamlined pay-for-performance program established accountability and overall performance by rewarding exceptional employees.

3.) A consumer packaged food company based in the U.S. needed a new integrated supply chain performance management system after a spin-off. IBM Cognos helped remove the dependency on spreadsheets and get visibility to controllable expenses at each level of the supply chain. With a single source of truth for supply chain data, detailed analysis of material and production costs helped optimize production by identifying the most cost-effective way to service each order.

4.) A leading U.S.-based media company drove individual selling behaviors of 1,800 account executives and expanded revenue across 160+ markets using IBM Cognos. The improved agility and accuracy resulted in unprecedented levels of flexibility to respond to market dynamics. Self-service features improved deal-based modeling, enabling sales executives to manage the levers to maximize their incentives and enhance operational efficiency.

5.) A leading travel agency in the U.K., which had rapidly grown through acquisitions, solved its consolidated reporting and visibility to financial metrics using IBM Cognos. This resulted in significant improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, and scalability, and added new capabilities to automate consolidation processes and uniquely drive individual business segment performance.

6.) A leading pension fund in Canada improved the management of its complex hierarchies, structures, dimensions in its financial reporting, planning, and forecasting using IBM Cognos. By uniting several sets of books and charts of accounts, this eliminated manual reconciliations to save several days’ effort per quarter. An additional 30 hours of annual processing time on allocation processes were saved. With near real-time information available to users, decisions have become more proactive and timely. The enhanced information governance ensured that external audits were streamlined, and compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) continued seamlessly.

IBM Cognos continues to set the benchmark in value delivered in every industry segment and government entities. It is ranked amongst the top 3 in the Ventana Value index and is the first choice for leaders looking for proven self-service analytics. With the rapid pace of innovations and continual upgrades being rolled out by IBM, the DataTerrain leadership team expects IBM Cognos to expand its global footprint and market leader positioning across industry segments at an accelerated pace.


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Genpro Appoints Steve Herbert as the Chief Commercial Officer of Genpro Research Inc.

BOSTON, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Genpro Research today announced the appointment of Steve Herbert as Chief Commercial Officer of Genpro Research Inc., leading the commercial, BD and sales strategy. He will be based out of company’s Boston office.

Mr. Herbert brings over 20 years of commercial leadership and expertise in the US & European Clinical Research & Pharmaceutical software markets as well as an in-depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.

Steve was raised in London, graduated in Biology (Hons.) from York University, UK.

“Steve’s appointment demonstrates the continued commitment of Genpro Research to expanding the scope and reach of our products and services to our global customers,” said Anoop Ambika, Chief Executive Officer of Genpro Research. “Over the last 24 months, Genpro Research has been rapidly expanding and increasing its footprint in India and US. Steve’s wealth of experience in scaling small and medium enterprises in the US & European markets will greatly enhance our position internationally and provide the expertise and leadership that we need to serve our clients more effectively worldwide. Steve is a strong addition to the executive management team and an asset to our global strategy.”

Before joining Genpro, Steve led Cytel’s business development from a small research-based venture to its sale to New Mountain Capital as a leading statistical clinical software & service company. A specialist in transformational growth of smaller enterprises, as an investor, consultant, executive and board member, Steve has managed the commercial operations for Accelrys (Acquired by Dassault), Wavemark (Acquired by Cardinal Health), OmniViz (Acquired by Instem) and several other start-ups. His career bridges life sciences and technology – two professional interests and, not coincidentally, two huge driving forces in today’s society.

Steve is a pianist (jazz, pop and classical) and owns a music recording studio where he mentors young, aspiring musicians. He loves kayaking, hiking, and skiing. He has three grown boys and lives with his wife, Ursula, in Concord, MA.

About Genpro Research

Genpro Research is a next-generation services and technology partner for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices industry. Our tools use Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing algorithms to enable automation of several processes in a drug development pipeline. We provide advanced solutions in Biostatistics & Programming, Medical Writing, and Regulatory Submissions. Genpro currently has a US office in Waltham, MA. We have offshore development centers in three cities in India – Thiruvananthapuram, Baroda, and Bangalore.

Genpro offers two digital platforms as part of its product offerings. Voody for Automated Medical Literature Review and Publications and MOSS for Clinical Data Visualization and Analytics. Voody, Genpro’s flagship product, is world’s first and only integrated platform powered by AI-ML algorithms that helps researchers, medical writers, and reviewers to handle the entire workflow of search, authoring, quality control and publishing literature reviews and manuscripts. MOSS, on the other hand, provides a strong semantic search and automated data visualization capabilities and provide powerful data monitoring capabilities to clinical scientists, medical directors, and clinical development teams.


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AIkido Pharma Announces Update On Its Use Of Artificial Intelligence

NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AIkido Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: AIKI) today announced that its work with research partner, Cogia BioTech LTD (, has delivered several key updates on efforts to accelerate the study of PDA (Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma) treatments. As previously reported, the Company executed a Scientific Research Agreement with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Cogia to use machine learning to find genetic markers in people that indicate an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer.

Cogia Biotech, a Big-data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) software company committed to using powerful AI engines and algorithms to develop compelling outcomes in drug development, released a comprehensive progress report to AIkido which included:

  • The identification of clusters of markers that interact in signaling pathways affecting PDA survival.
  • The development of products and tools to provide extensive information on PDA markers to guide personalized medicine.
  • The assembly of survival associations of individual markers from into sets that will help identify novel targets in PDA.
  • Information about gene and protein function in human PDA patients and human PDA cancer cell lines to help prioritize individual diagnostic markers.

Anthony Hayes, CEO of AIkido stated, “We are extremely pleased with the progress that Cogia has made in this research project, and are enthusiastic about their continued efforts to develop panels of markers that will rapidly identify patients who have initiated early events in pancreatic cancer. Cogia’s Diagnostic Assay Application and Prognostic Marker Characterization Application products assemble essential information on antibodies specific to the respective proteins for more than 20,000 antibody reagents and utilizes the unsupervised learning protocols of the Cogia AI/ML engine to identify clusters of similarly expressed genes, and their association with PDA subtypes.  These tools establish the building blocks of what we continue to believe will be an even broader set of usable full-service products and tools for ongoing and more expanded PDA diagnostics, prognostics, and therapeutics.

About AIkido

AIkido was initially formed in 1967 and is a biotechnology company with a diverse portfolio of small-molecule anti-cancer therapeutics.  The Company’s platform consists of patented technology from leading universities and researchers and we are currently in the process of developing an innovative therapeutic drug platform through strong partnerships with world renowned educational institutions, including The University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University. Our diverse pipeline of therapeutics includes therapies for pancreatic cancer, acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In addition, we are constantly seeking to grow our pipeline to treat unmet medical needs in oncology.  The Company is also developing a broad spectrum antiviral platform that may potentially inhibit replication of multiple viruses including Influenza virus, SARS-CoV (coronavirus), MERS-CoV, Ebolavirus and Marburg virus.


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RealNetworks Strengthens SAFR’s Leadership Team with Appointment of Brad Donaldson as Vice President, Computer Vision

SEATTLE, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) today announced the appointment of Brad Donaldson as Vice President, Computer Vision to lead the strategic development and market expansion of the SAFR® product line. Mr. Donaldson’s charter is to drive substantial growth of the RealNetworks portfolio of computer vision technologies and solutions, building on its well-established foundation of exceptionally accurate AI-powered facial recognition products.

“Brad’s deep product expertise, commitment, and fluency in the physical security market immediately bolster SAFR’s leadership position,” said Mike Ensing, President and Chief Operating Officer of RealNetworks. “The expansive range of opportunities for our SAFR product line is nicely paired with Brad’s customer focused approach and demonstrated track record of driving growth.”

Mr. Donaldson has extensive experience in computer security and joins RealNetworks after having previously served as VP of Product Development for Arecont Vision Costar with oversight of product management, quality assurance, and engineering functions. During his tenure he brought to market multiple industry leading products, including the SurroundVideo® Omni series, the industry’s first completely configurable multi-sensor megapixel camera series, and the MicroDome series. Most recently, Brad oversaw the introduction of Arecont Vision Costar’s new Contera® Total Solution line of products, including a Video Management Software package with Cloud Managed Recorders and a complete line of cutting-edge megapixel cameras. Before joining Arecont Vision in 2012, Brad’s career took him from the US Navy to engineering management positions within GE Security.

“I’m delighted to join RealNetworks at this remarkable stage in the Company’s computer vision journey,” said Mr. Donaldson. “The SAFR team has consistently developed high quality solutions and demonstrated flexibility, and responsiveness that is readily aligned with pressing market needs and long-term opportunities for innovative new products.”

SAFR from RealNetworks is the world’s foremost computer vision platform for live video. With exceptional accuracy tuned for rapid performance, the computer vision solution instantly detects and matches millions of faces under the challenging real-world conditions presented by live video, such as faces in motion, at varying angles, under poor lighting or partially obscured. SAFR’s flexible, powerful SDKs bring visual intelligence to the edge, tapping the power of AI and deep learning to improve security, safety, increase convenience and deepen personalization in everyday living.

SAFR can be deployed on a single computer to monitor a handful of IP cameras, or scaled to thousands of cameras in a distributed architecture – hosted on premises or hybrid cloud. All data passed through the platform is protected by AES-256 encryption in transit and at rest. The platform also provides actionable data for live analytics of traffic volumes, demographic composition, dwell times, and data exports for further reporting.

Brad will be based in Seattle, Washington, the worldwide headquarters of the SAFR team.

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