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Advalent Pushes Risk Adjustment Programs to the Next Level with Risk360

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Advalent, a market-leading, end-to-end payer administration and medical management platform announces the launch of Risk360, a risk adjustment analytics process suite comprised of predictive analytics, EMR and digital extraction solutions, medical record review workflow and AI coding tools with a highly configurable compliant submission solution. The suite can be delivered integrated or as an individual solution, which supports Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Commercial/Exchange lines of business. Through one interface customers can accurately load, calculate, measure and manage member data and suspect lists using HCC-CMS, CDPS, CRG, ACG as well as other custom algorithms on their own production schedule. The integrated analytics suite has full Medical Record Review (MRR), Supplemental Chart Review and Overread functionality, embedded automatic EMR Data Extraction, and Artificial Intelligence (NLP) Coding tools.

Front end data management is driven by a purpose-built data management tool for easy loading, formatting, validation, error correction of claims and supplemental data and return files. Risk360 brings full autonomy to EDGE, EDPS/RAPS, and Medicaid submissions that makes this cumbersome process effortless and transparent. With Risk360, Advalent adds a powerful business intelligence layer to it’s payer administration platform, offering customers the ability to perform real time revenue management and forecasting with user configurable visualizations and reporting.

Advalent’s Risk360 SaaS solution can be paired with Advalent Health Services in a BPaaS model for end-to- end prospective and retrospective programs. Advalent’s digital and on premise retrieval, EMR extraction and AI enabled coding services, automated digital & physical interventions, care-coordination services, virtual primary care network, in-home nurse practitioner network, and lab partnerships can dramatically impact, disrupt and ultimately reduce your total risk adjustment program costs.

Risk360 brings the convenience of a single platform to access and analyze all risk adjusted lines of business from Suspecting to MRR and NLP Coding to Submission and Revenue Forecasting.

“At Advalent, we saw an opportunity to bring modern, innovative analytics and administrative solutions to the government and commercial markets,” said Brian Lichtlin, CEO of Advalent. “Our Risk360, Quality360 & Network360, HRA/CCM, UM/CM/DM, Appeals & Grievances, and Claims and Enrollment solutions are all a part of our vision for an impactful, integrated, and cost-effective solution to disrupt the antiquated healthcare payer software and services market with real technology solutions that reduce the total cost of ownership for plans, providers, and third party administrators.”

“We are set to announce several key partnerships and clients that will revolutionize how remote blood pressure, glucose monitoring, AWVs, and MA member engagement surveys are completed,” said Lichtlin. “We believe 2019 will be a benchmark year for our team as we continue to enhance the insights our deep learning functionality provides, expand our suite of value-based and bundled payment tools, as well as initiate new blockchain contracting and payment solutions for Payers, ACOs and Payviders.”

Lichtlin joined Advalent in March of 2018, as CEO. Previously he was the CTO of MDLIVE the industry’s largest and most innovative telehealth Company and the Founder and CEO of MedAppz, the industry’s first cloud-based Ambulatory EMR acquired by Sage Healthcare (now Greenway Health).

About Advalent:
Advalent was founded in 2013 with the mission to create the next generation of core-administration and medical management technology used by Payers, Payviders, and ACOs to compete in value-based care. They have created flexible, easy-to-use solutions for enrollment, claims, billing, appeals & grievances, risk and quality and network and medical management that enable payers with the automation needed to increase operational efficiencies across Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Exchange and Workers Compensation and Subrogation. Advalent has created a platform-as-a-service for managing traditional and new complex products to meet the needs of the industry as it continues its push towards value-based care.

 

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PieSync is now available on Salesforce AppExchange, the World's Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace

PieSync enables Salesforce CRM users to easily and affordably synchronize lead data as well as contact data with other cloud-based business applications.

GHENT, Belgium, Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – PieSync, a fast-growing data synchronization platform, is now available on Salesforce AppExchange. The app integrates Salesforce CRM with other cloud-based applications for an automatic two-way synchronization. PieSync ensures a bidirectional data flow with Salesforce and starts at the top of the funnel by synchronizing lead data alongside regular contact data.

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PieSync is currently available on AppExchange at https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N3000000B2ewUEAR.

Benefits of PieSync

Automatic bidirectional synchronization of leads between Salesforce and other cloud applications ensures the most accurate data and information is available on the opportunity regardless of the application you are using. Your lead and contact data will always be up to date.

Every time a lead or a contact is added to or updated in Salesforce, it is automatically synced with the other apps, and vice versa, eliminating the need for manual import and export. This automatic two-way, continuous synchronization of Salesforce leads and contacts segments via PieSync allows you to remote control other marketing software in real time, like a mailing list.

"PieSync is one of a few apps that I use to entirely eliminate data entry from my processes," said Erik Fong, CEO of Winged Eagles Consulting (PieSync client). "With affordable service and responsive customer support, I know I'm in good hands."

"PieSync is easy to use and helps you build your business by ensuring up to date data accuracy, improving customer experience and overall productivity," said Ewout Meyns, Founder and CEO of PieSync. "This latest two-way lead synchronization combined with contact integration will decrease data errors and ensure that you and your team will have access to the most up to date customer information."

About Salesforce AppExchange

Salesforce AppExchange, the world's leading enterprise cloud marketplace, empowers companies to sell, service, market and engage in entirely new ways. With more than 5,000 solutions, 6 million customer installs and 80,000 peer reviews, it is the most comprehensive source of cloud, mobile, social, IoT, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies for businesses.

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About PieSync

PieSync is a fast growing two-way intelligent data synchronization platform for organizations that want to power their business by integrating their cloud apps. PieSync improves sales, marketing and service performance by easily and affordably connecting contact data without complexity across SaaS-based ecosystems and applications to enhance relevance and reliability.

PieSync connects over 140 applications (with new ones added every week) and supports businesses with more than 20 employees across many industries. PieSync is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium.  For more information please visit www.piesync.com.

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Abaco Announces Powerful New 3U VPX Video/Graphics/GPGPU Boards Based on NVIDIA Pascal GPU Technology

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Abaco Systems today announced the rugged 3U VPX GR2 and GR4 video and graphics cards. Designed for military and defense applications as well as challenging commercial/industrial applications, both feature the newest generation NVIDIA® Pascal™ GPUs, enabling them to deliver up to 6.4 TeraFLOPS of performance and offer up to 4.5x the performance of their predecessor, Abaco’s GRA113 video/graphics board.

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The two new products are the first fruits of Abaco’s previously announced collaboration with EIZO Rugged Solutions.

The GR4 features full video capture and output, while the GR2 provides a cost-effective alternative for customers only requiring video output. As well as graphics and video applications, both are ideal for GPGPU applications that can leverage the enormously parallel nature of the Pascal architecture, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, autonomous systems and high performance embedded computing (HPEC) applications such as ISR, C4ISR and remote sensing/analysis.

A choice of processor is available for both the GR2 and GR4. For particularly challenging applications, the NVIDIA Quadro® P5000 with 16 GBytes of GDDR5 memory is capable of delivering up to 6.4 TeraFLOPS of throughput from 2,048 CUDA cores. For less demanding applications, or those where lower power consumption/heat dissipation is a priority, the NVIDIA Quadro P3000 with 6 GBytes of GDDR5 memory and 1,280 cores provides up to 3.9 TeraFLOPS of peak FP32 performance.

“These two new products bring NVIDIA’s most advanced GPU technology to the Abaco product line-up, and provide our customers with outstanding performance potential for the most taxing applications – whether those are in graphics/video or GPGPU in high performance embedded computing applications,” said Peter Thompson, Vice President, Product Management at Abaco Systems. “The flexibility they offer in enabling customers to choose the best fit for the proposed application and their combination of very high performance with the SWaP benefits of 3U VPX make them ideally suited for deployment in the most confined spaces.”

The conduction-cooled GR4 supports PCI Express™ 3.0 (8- or 4- lane) and features four 3G-SDI video inputs/outputs and one DisplayPort™ output providing support for 4K resolution. Video encode/decode uses either the HEVC/H.265 or AVC/H.264 codec.

The GR2 includes two DisplayPort outputs from the rear P2 VPX connector, and supports PCI Express 3.0 (16-, 8- or 4- lane). It is available in either an air-cooled or conduction-cooled variant.

Both the GR4 and GR2 support CUDA™ and OpenCL™, and are available with Windows® and Linux® drivers.

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About Abaco Systems

With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. We create innovative, modular solutions based on open standards that are characterized by outstanding price/performance, ultimate rugged reliability and minimal SWaP. Our goal is to be a significant contributor to our customers’ success, partnering with them to reduce cost, time-to-deployment and risk and supporting them over the long term.  With an active presence in hundreds of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com

NVIDIA and Quadro are registered trademarks, and Pascal and CUDA are trademarks, of NVIDIA Corporation. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Linux is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. OpenCL is a trademark of the Khronos Group Inc.  DisplayPort is a trademark of the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). PCI Express is a registered trademark of PCI-SIG.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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RevX Announces aiCube, an Intelligent Engine for Mobile Advertising & Analytics

BANGALORE, India, November 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

aiCube addresses publisher quality, fraud, brand safety and performance optimization problems in the mobile programmatic ecosystem through app store data intelligence, audience intelligence and artificial intelligence 

RevX, a mobile advertising technology company, announced an intelligent mobile advertising engine ‘aiCube’ that brings app store data intelligence to mobile programmatic buying. The aiCube technology automatically validates every app publisher across 20+ programmatic exchanges with data from Google and Apple stores for quality issues such as malware, adware, misleading app data, and brand-unsafe contents. Further, aiCube fills missing data such as app category and publisher names in bid requests for precise targeting and optimization.

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In addition, aiCube also adds a layer of audience intelligence and artificial intelligence for cohort analytics, look-a-like modeling, and budget allocation for performance optimization. Apart from driving re-engagement on active and lapsed users, advertisers can connect their first-party data to aiCube for programmatically acquiring new users through look-a-like audience models along with running high-impact brand experience campaigns.

“In-app programmatic is relatively new and advertisers don’t yet have tools to verify publisher quality and make informed decisions to buy brand-safe inventory, transparently, that delivers performance and value. aiCube is an industry-first platform that builds a holistic profile of every publisher combining programmatic data with app stores’ data and historical media performance for better media planning, targeting and optimization,” said Mukesh Agarwal, RevX CEO.

“Google and Apple continue to unpublish malicious apps from the stores. In 2017, Google removed 70,000 such apps from the Play Store. However, these apps continue to sell ads through different channels including programmatic and deceive ad buyers into buying poor quality, fraudulent inventory. aiCube engine removes about 18% of the programmatic inventory from hundreds of thousands of apps based on AI-driven quality scoring that utilizes app store metadata,” added Mukesh Agarwal.

RevX drives growth for 8/10 top mCommerce apps in India, Middle East, and South East Asia with its aiCube engine. Further, some of the leading mobile ad networks license RevX platform to drive the growth for their customers across the globe.

aiCube is available as part of RevX’s self-serve DSP platform or managed service to execute app performance and brand marketing campaigns. RevX’s DSP platform is integrated with more than 20 leading mobile and video exchanges, giving access to 1.2B verified mobile devices globally.

Media Contact:
Shakshy Seth
Shakshy.seth@revx.io
+91(0)80676-96743

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Acero Health Technologies Ranked Number 329 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Acero Health Technologies today announced it ranked 329th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. Acero Health grew 247 percent during this period.

Acero Health’s chief executive officer, Alan Merchant, credits a focus on delivering value, technical innovation and high-touch service for our clients with the company’s 247 percent revenue growth. He said, “We’re honored to be recognized by Deloitte as a leading growth company. We will continue to leverage new technologies; creating solutions that help our health insurer clients efficiently and effectively address new business requirements in their administration of health insurance benefits. We’re also excited about recent, proposed health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) rule changes that expand employer options for offering access to affordable, quality health insurance. Our purpose-built, HRA platform is uniquely positioned to immediately provide the flexibility and innovation employers will need in order to transition to these new HRA models.”

“Congratulations to the Deloitte 2018 Technology Fast 500 winners on this impressive achievement,” said Sandra Shirai, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “These companies are innovators who have converted their disruptive ideas into products, services and experiences that can captivate new customers and drive remarkable growth.”

“Software, which accounts for nearly two of every three companies on the list, continues to produce some of the most exciting technologies of the 21st century, including innovations in artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and robotics,” said Mohana Dissanayake, partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Industry Leader for technology, media and telecommunications, within Deloitte’s audit and assurance practice. “This year’s ranking demonstrates what is likely a national phenomenon, where many companies from all parts of America are transforming the way we do business by combining breakthrough research and development, entrepreneurship and rapid growth.”

Overall, 2018 Technology Fast 500™ companies achieved revenue growth ranging from 143 percent to 77,260 percent from 2014 to 2017, with median growth of 412 percent.

About Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 500™
Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies—both public and private—in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2014 to 2017.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company’s operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years and be headquartered within North America.

About Acero Health Technologies
Acero Health Technologies, an innovative information technology company, offers sophisticated, transactional software solutions to health insurance issuers. Acero’s on-premise or cloud-based solutions provide issuers with the means to leverage existing systems in solving for new business and regulatory challenges. The Acero team has significant insurance and technical experience developing advanced, enterprise software solutions for benefits administrators. Acero’s PlanXpand® engine powers several technology solutions including XpandACC™, a real-time solution synchronizing benefit accumulators; XpandCDH™, a powerful tool for issuer-administered, consumer-driven health plans, and XpandHCR™ an application that helps payers calculate and reconcile federal cost-sharing subsidies. Please see http://www.acerohealth.com/products to learn more our offerings.

About Deloitte
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. In the United States, Deloitte refers to one or more of the US member firms of DTTL, their related entities that operate using the “Deloitte” name in the United States and their respective affiliates. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting. Please see http://www.deloitte.com/about to learn more about our global network of member firms.

 

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Mandela’s Grandson To Speak On Digital Empowerment At The Institute For Robotic Process Automation & AI (IRPA-AI)’s Automation Innovation NY Event

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Zondwa Mandela, grandson of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has been added to the speakers’ roster for the IRPA-AI’s Automation Innovation Conference being held on Thursday, November 29 at the Convene in New York City.

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Mandela, Co-Founder of the Mandela Legacy Foundation, will address attendees about creating a future for South Africa’s youth by providing hope, guidance and opportunity through digital skills enrichment and other training initiatives. 

He will also join Frank Casale, Founder and President of IRPA-AIIRPA-AI, to announce that IRPA-AI will launch a national chapter in South Africa in partnership with InterGlobal Management Group (IMG), an Australia-based growth capital firm investing in companies that provide innovative technology-enhanced solutions into the BPO, enterprise SaaS and digital media sector. IMG has significant operations in South Africa.

Automation Innovation NY, IRPA-AI’s flagship conference, brings together leaders in the robotic process automation and artificial intelligence industry for a day of programs, and presentations. This year’s theme is “Harmonizing RPA, intelligent automation and cognitive.” IRPA-AI

“We’re excited Zondwa Mandela will speak at our conference,” said Casale IRPA-AI. “Digital technologies like RPA and artificial intelligence, are creating demand for the next generation of analysts and engineers. Zondwa understands the importance of creating opportunities for the youth of his country and knows South Africa has unlimited potential as a source for that talent.”

South Africa’s contact center and BPO industries are expanding and the country is recognized as a great offshore customer service location for U.S. businesses,” said Duncan Wallace, an IMG partner. “, It is more important than ever that South Africa embrace transformation and encourage digital opportunities for youth.”

IRPA-AI and IMG will launch the South African IRPA-AI Chapter IRPA-AI to accelerate understanding of the business opportunities related to RPA and AI in South Africa. IRPA-AI is the largest organization for professionals in the industry with more than 16,000 members worldwide and chapters in the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Colombia.  

Information about the Automation Innovation Conference, on Nov 29th at the Convene in NYC, is at  www.irpaai.com/automationinnovation.

About IRPA-AI
The Institute for Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence (IRPA-AI) is an independent professional association and knowledge forum. Membership in IRPA-AI is free. To join and to learn more about IRPA-AI visit: www.irpaai.com.  To learn about sponsoring an IRPA-AI chapter, contact Eric.Hochstein@irpanetwork.com.

About Mandela Legacy Foundation
For more than 10 years, the Mandela Legacy has been developing solutions and partnerships that improve the lives of South Africans. They partner with businesses, government agencies, donors, industry associations, technology providers and institutions who are equally committed to creating positive change.

About InterGlobal Management Group (IMG)
InterGlobal Management Group is a boutique growth capital firm investing in seed and early stage companies that provide innovative technology-enhanced solutions. For more information visit www.imgglobal.com.au or contact Duncan Wallace,  duncan.wallace@interglobal.com.au.

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Vulog Launches Six Major Carsharing Projects in the U.S., China and Europe in Three Months

PARIS, Nov. 27, 2018  /PRNewswire/ — Vulog (www.vulog.com), the world’s leading mobility platform provider, announces significant end-of-year success with six new American, Chinese and European carsharing projects launched in Q4. Over the last year, Vulog has launched projects with 12 shared mobility operations, bringing its technology to 25 total cities across five continents and powering over 15 million carsharing trips. On the heels of these launches, the company forecasts that its technology will power 25 million trips globally in 2019.

“We are thrilled with the success Vulog has experienced this year. The expansion of our business has accelerated compared to 2017, as we reach close to 100% growth year over year,” said Grégory Ducongé, CEO of Vulog. “We look forward to continuing to strengthen development in North America and China in 2019.”

Six main project launches in Q4 2018 must be highlighted:

United States
Vulog’s platform powers Free2Move’s fleet of 600 free-floating cars in Washington, D.C. It is PSA Group’s first carsharing project in North America. Vulog will soon be supporting Dashee, a shared rental service for 120 electric scooters in Miami, Florida. Another carsharing project on the East Coast is to be announced by the end of the year.

China
Vulog is supporting the deployment of Free2Move’s carsharing operations in Wuhan, in association with PSA Group and Dongfeng Motor Corporation. With 300 vehicles launched in October 2018, the group aims to quickly support more than 3,000 cars by 2019.

Europe
Vulog launched projects in two new European cities in Q4: 250 vehicles in Oslo with GreenMobility, its second free-floating carsharing city with the Danish company, and 300 vehicles in Stockholm with Aimo (Sumitomo Group). These launches cap a year full of new European deployments, with the addition of multiple large-scale fleets, including:

  • 500 cars for Wible (operated by Kia Motors and Repsol) in Madrid;
  • 475 vehicles for MOL-Limo (MOL Group, Central & Eastern Europe largest oil & gas company) in Budapest;
  • 375 vehicles (cars and scooters) for Poppy (D’Ieteren, Benelux car distributor group) in Antwerp.

Ducongé continues: “In 2018, we have truly seen carsharing become an essential component of the automotive industry transformation, with major manufacturers such as General Motors, PSA, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Toyota and Volkswagen all positioning themselves on the shared mobility market and preparing for the autonomous future. Vulog is proud to be a key player in this mobility revolution by partnering with OEMs and dozens of other companies at every step of their projects. We provide best-in-class technology, global expertise and an experienced team, which has grown from 60 to 100 employees this year. In 2019, we will continue to invest heavily in R&D, focusing on data science & artificial intelligence proficiency to take our clients services to the next level in terms of end-user experience and fleet operations while preparing them to transition to shared autonomous mobility.”

Today, Vulog generates 90% of its commercial activity outside of France and it has offices in Toronto, San Francisco, Shanghai, Paris and Nice. The company was named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA, which recognizes the fastest growing companies over the past four years, and was also recently selected as a Tech Tour Growth 50 company, which identifies the 50 most promising European scale-ups with annual growth of more than 100% valued between $100 million and $1 billion.

ABOUT VULOG
Vulog builds the technology solutions that power the most successful shared mobility businesses in the world. Free-floating, round-trip, peer-to-peer carsharing, ride-hailing and hybrid services, as well as autonomous mobility pilots, are powered by its smart and flexible SaaS mobility solution.

Vulog provides the framework and business intelligence to launch within 3 months in full confidence. It acts as the catalyst enabling mobility operators like Wible (Kia Motors), Free2Move (Groupe PSA), Aimo (Sumitomo) and Evo (BCAA) to focus on sustained growth and profitability.

The company’s unique global footprint, combined with its Artificial Intelligence proficiency, enables it to anticipate end-user demand unlike any other, while optimizing fleet balancing. Every day, it brings mobility operators a bit closer to the future business of shared self-driving cars. For more information, visit www.vulog.com.

 

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International Centre For Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) Expands With AI, Biometrics, And Ad Tech

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 27, 2018  /PRNewswire/ — The International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) announced the launch of the GMCNgine, a global platform to help find missing and abducted children. The GMCNgine combines artificial intelligence and digital advertising technology to help locate missing children vulnerable to exploitation, sexual abuse, and trafficking.

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The platform uses geo-targeting and dynamic ad insertion to get missing children alerts in front of the right communities at critical times. Meanwhile, machine learning and artificial intelligence models work around the clock to scour millions of images on the dark and clear web for matches or photos resembling the images of missing children, making it easier for law enforcement and non-government organizations to form new case leads and ultimately bring missing children home.

“The GMCNgine sparks global change in missing child investigations,” said Maura Harty, President & Chief Executive Officer, ICMEC. “This is an invaluable tool for law enforcement and NGOs around the world.” The international launch of the GMCNgine will occur on Wednesday, November 28 in Cordoba, Spain, where the Spanish Ministry of the Interior is hosting the 10th annual conference for ICMEC’s Global Missing Children’s Network (GMCN).

The GMCNgine is populated by 29 countries with case data from the 33 members of ICMEC’s GMCN, a dedicated, vetted group of law enforcement and NGOs committed to finding missing children. Through the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence, the GMCNgine compares cases in the global system, allowing officials to track cases across borders and locate children faster. Countries are easily able to join the GMCN, increasing collaboration and the possibilities of finding vulnerable children. “We need to talk to each other, we need to search around the clock. Now our job is get every country involved so they have access to the most innovative tools when searching for missing children,” said Harty.

ICMEC is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make the GMCNgine a reality. GMCNgine uses Amazon Rekognition, an image and video analysis tool, to detect, analyze, and compare faces in imagery associated with open cases about missing children. In addition, technology partners like FIA, Web-IQ, First Factory, and Biometrica are providing critical services and round out the core team. “Collaboration is key to our mission. Working with each of these influential organizations has allowed us to bring this project to fruition,” said Harty.

“We couldn’t be prouder to collaborate with ICMEC and its partner organizations on this important work,” said Teresa Carlson, Vice President, AWS Worldwide Public Sector. “ICMEC’s commitment to building a safer world for children is one of the most important issues of our time. Our hope is that collaborative efforts like this one will help provide mission-critical resources and support to those on the front lines, giving them faster access to better tools to protect children everywhere.”

FIA has already delivered more than one billion AMBER alert impressions to 180 million U.S. internet devices and is now making this technology available to GMCN member countries. This geo-targeted information will be shared for maximum impact to potentially create solid leads for law enforcement. FIA and their partners will also disseminate alerts on digital signage from large format billboards to airport advertising, to street and transit kiosks.

“Our partnership with ICMEC and the GMCNgine brings targeted alerts to 29 countries, but one day, we hope it will be every country.” said Jason Bier, President of FIA and Chief Data & Privacy Officer at Engine Group.

About the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC)
ICMEC has dedicated 20 years to creating innovative programs that address each angle of Child Protection and continue to address the UN SDG Target 16.2: Aiming to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children. The organization employs smart collaboration and innovative technology to effect change in making the world safer for children. Learn more and get involved with the GMCNgine at icmec.org.

Contact:
Laura Jennings
ljennings@icmec.org 
703.872.7467

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FDA Selects ArisGlobal Next-Generation Safety Platform to Implement New Integrated Safety Platform

MIAMI, November 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has selected Booz Allen Hamilton to support development, modernization, and enhancement of the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS). As part of this work, the Agency will deploy ArisGlobal’s LifeSphere MultiVigilance (LSMV) platform to replace part of its current pharmacovigilance system that will intake, triage and process safety reports and make them available for review and analysis. LSMV will deliver the assured compliance, configurability, and flexibility needed to meet its growing responsibilities for protecting public health and safety. ArisGlobal’s LifeSphere Product Complaints and Medical Information will provide end-to-end processing of product quality defect reports, as well as tracking and responding efficiently to inquiries.

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LSMV is the next-generation safety system from ArisGlobal. It combines artificial intelligence (AI) with robotic process automation (RPA) to help organizations streamline case processing and medical review, substantially reducing manual effort. This new platform will be transformative for FDA in its ability to automate process, incorporate latest safety data standards and improve productivity resulting in reviewers to focus on public health and patient safety.

Booz Allen is proud to support the FDA’s mission to protect public health by strengthening the Agency’s pre- and post-market surveillance operations. Our multidisciplinary team of drug safety domain experts and technologists will be responsible for providing the FDA an integrated and modernized suite of capabilities to protect consumers from unsafe and/or ineffective products.” said Sean Chaffee, Booz Allen Hamilton FAERS Program Lead. “This transformational work will fundamentally improve health outcomes and positively impact mission performance.”

“We are delighted that our recently launched unified platform for drug safety, medical information and product quality complaints has been selected by FDA.” said Sankesh Abbhi, President and CEO, ArisGlobal. “Complementing the platform, our Regulatory Authority Standard Practices (RASP) initiative allows us to fully understand the needs and expectations of the regulatory health authorities. With the addition of the FDA, nine major authorities now rely on ArisGlobal solutions to protect public health.”

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Acceptto Emerges from Stealth Mode with Introduction of Cognitive Authentication™

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Acceptto today launches out of stealth mode with the introduction of its Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning (AIML)-powered Cognitive Authentication™ platform. Using a mixture of AIML, expert systems and behavioral modeling, Acceptto delivers radically transformative technology to mitigate identity impersonation and access fraud while reducing friction for legitimate users, both within the enterprise and for consumers.  Acceptto is also announcing a Series A funding round co-led by Aetna Ventures, Millennium Technology Value Partners and Celeres Capital, and the appointment of Aetna’s Chief Security Officer (CSO), James M. Routh, to Acceptto’s Board of Directors.

“We are excited about collaborating with Aetna, Millennium and Celeres,” said Shahrokh Shahidzadeh, CEO, Acceptto. “Having Aetna not only as an early adopter customer, but also a strategic investor is a privilege. We are committed to continuing our work with these organizations to deliver state-of-the-art technology that drives paradigm shifts in cyber security. That is what our researchers and developers are working on with key partners and customers to drive a paradigm shift that is needed.”

“Advanced authentication today enables a continuous model with attributes feeding a risk engine rather than authentication as an event with binary authentication” said Routh, Chief Security Officer of Aetna and Chair of Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (H-ISAC).

In the past, passwords were the only option for authentication, and have since proven to be one of the weakest forms of identity access protection. Current authentication solutions using rudimentary multi-factor (MFA) authentication impose significant friction through a variety of temporary and binary controls that have all still proven ineffective safeguards against identity spoofing and even basic credential stuffing attacks. Threat actors have evolved well beyond such existing technology and the results of their techniques can be witnessed through weekly high-cost, high-impact identity-related breaches. With the launch of its AIML-powered Cognitive Authentication™ platform, Acceptto eliminates reliance on such weak and outdated controls to continuously analyze behaviors and definitively verify legitimate user identity access across cloud, mobile, web and IoT devices, even post-authentication.

At the core of the Cognitive Authentication™ platform is eGuardian®, the intelligent engine that drives the convergence of physical identity and digital user DNA towards the creation of a resilient immutable identity. The It’sMe™ single sign-on (SSO) solution for web, mobile and enterprise applications, relieves users from the challenges of passwords, eliminates passwords resets and reuse, and neutralizes account takeovers. With Cognitive Authentication™, there is no need for a password, ever.

“In an ever evolving cyberthreat environment, enterprises are forced to deliver binary MFA solutions that are full of avoidable friction,” said Azhaan Merchant, Investment Analyst, Celeres Investments. “We are excited about our investment into Acceptto as they have developed a solution that is able to continuously analyze a number of independent physical and virtual factors in order to provide frictionless authentication and real-time authorization.”

“We built Acceptto on the premise that your credentials today, and those that you’ve yet to create, have already been compromised. Your true identity cannot simply be based on a password, captchas, challenge-based questions, a one-time token or only your biometrics, which when compromised, can never be reset,” continued Shahidzadeh. “The inclusion of multi-modal telemetry such as device and browser (DBFP) fingerprints, continuous user behaviors, spatiotemporal velocity and 3rd party data fusion available to enterprises, contribute to a definitive contextual signature associated with each user and corresponding transactions. Collectively, this enables a Biobehavioral™ Derived Credential which is virtually impossible to impersonate, spoof or tamper with.”

Acceptto will participate at H-ISAC 2018 (booth #21), which takes place November 26-30 in San Antonio, Texas. Executives will be available to discuss how the Cognitive Authentication™ platform helps enterprises better prevent identity-related attacks, increase user productivity while significantly reducing IT and operational helpdesk costs. For more information on Acceptto, please visit https://www.acceptto.com/.

About Acceptto

Acceptto is a transformative cyber security company that is driving a paradigm shift in identity access management. Our AIML powered Cognitive AuthenticationTM technology analyzes and verifies user identity, inferring contextual data such as device and browser attributes, spatiotemporal velocity, user habits, and network anomaly detection signals, etc. to detect and prevent identity access fraud across the enterprise and their end consumers. We deliver the smartest, most resilient and evasion-proof identity validation technology commercially available today for physical, web, mobile, cloud and IoT devices. Acceptto is headquartered in Portland, USA with offices in Lisbon, Portugal, and Vancouver, Canada, serving global active customers in healthcare, education, and financial services.

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