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Nation of Insurance Uncertainty: Zocdoc Study Reveals Americans Need Help Deciphering Health Insurance Coverage

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On the threshold of open enrollment, beginning November 1, 2017, Zocdoc released the results of its Insurance Confidence survey, which examines Americans’ understanding of how insurance works and the level of confidence in their own insurance coverage.

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The study, conducted on behalf of Zocdoc by Kelton Global, found that insured Americans struggle to identify in-network doctors and find it difficult to determine what their insurance will cover. In particular, millennials were the least confident group surveyed, and are more likely than other generations to have put off seeing a doctor because they didn’t understand their health insurance or they couldn’t find their insurance card.

“The health insurance landscape is changing rapidly, and the burden continues to shift to the patient in the form of higher deductibles and narrower networks,” said Oliver Kharraz, MD, Zocdoc founder and CEO. “These changes make it even more important to provide patients with digital tools that help them find in-network doctors. Zocdoc is committed to using technology to make it easier for people to access the care they need. Our new Insurance Checker feature uses AI technology to scan your insurance card and verify plan details, giving patients more power and confidence when booking appointments.”  

Insured Americans Struggle to Find In-Network Doctors
Patients agree that finding an in-network doctor is one of the most important factors when booking an appointment – above cost, location and reviews – and yet they lack modern, digital tools to easily find this information. 

  • One in five (20 percent) insured Americans have been turned away when booking with a new doctor because the doctor didn’t accept their insurance.
  • More than a quarter (28 percent) of insured Americans are not always confident that the doctors they book appointments with will be in-network, and 16 percent made an appointment with a new doctor not knowing if their insurance covered the visit.
  • The majority (51 percent) of insured Americans think it would be frustrating to ensure their preferred doctors were still in-network if their insurance were to change.*

Major Pain Points: Insurance Coverage and Cards
One major factor in deciphering coverage details is the ability to read and understand insurance cards. Each card has a different format and design, and most lack proper emphasis on relevant information.

  • The majority (56 percent) of insured Americans say they have a difficult time figuring out what their insurance will cover.
  • Roughly half (48 percent) of insured Americans don’t think it’s easy to get answers or clarification from their insurance company.
  • 29 percent of insured Americans have shown up to a doctor’s visit unaware of the co-pay and/or other costs they would incur, and 27 percent are unaware of what’s left on their deductible.
  • Only a small fraction (8 percent) think their insurance card is intuitive, and roughly a quarter (27 percent) think their insurance card is well-designed.
  • Those who feel their insurance cards are difficult to understand are less likely to feel confident they understand what their health insurance covers.**

Millennials Rank Last in Insurance Confidence 
Younger generations expect consumer experiences to be seamless, modern and digital; notably, healthcare is out of step.

  • Compared to other generations, millennials are the least confident, with 44 percent reporting they are not confident in understanding how insurance works.
  • Two-thirds (66 percent) of millennials have a difficult time figuring out what their insurance will cover.
  • Millennials are also more likely than other generations to have put off seeing a doctor because they didn’t understand their health insurance or couldn’t find their insurance card.

Higher Confidence Leads to Better Care
The critical information patients need to book appointments with the right doctor is difficult to access and can add unnecessary stress and cost to the process. These inefficiencies can result in fewer Americans getting the care they need and contribute to increased overcrowding in emergency rooms, causing patients to endure longer wait times.

  • More than three-quarters (77 percent) of insured Americans would like an easier way to ensure their doctor is in-network when booking appointments.
  • If unable to book an appointment with an in-network doctor, nearly a quarter (22 percent) of insured Americans would skip going to the doctor altogether and 17 percent would go to the emergency room.
  • The majority (63 percent) of insured Americans said that if they had higher confidence in their insurance coverage, they would be less likely to avoid getting care.

On the heels of the Insurance Confidence survey, Zocdoc recently launched Insurance Checker – available now on the Zocdoc mobile app for iOS and Android, and mobile web – which scans a picture of a patient’s insurance card and uses artificial intelligence technology to help patients correctly select the right plan. Insurance Checker also helps to verify plan details and guide patients to in-network doctors. This helps boost a patient’s confidence that they aren’t making a costly, out-of-network appointment.

To learn more about the new Zocdoc Insurance Checker feature, visit the dedicated blog post here.

*of those who would find something frustrating about switching their insurance.
**compared to those who don’t find insurance cards hard to understand.

About the Survey
The Zocdoc Insurance Confidence Survey was conducted July 24 – July 31, 2017 by Kelton Global among 1,008 Americans ages 18-65 with health insurance, using an email invitation and an online survey. The margin of error is +/- 3.1% from the result that would be obtained if interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample. The margin of error for any subgroups will be slightly higher.

About Zocdoc
Zocdoc is the tech company at the beginning of a better healthcare experience. Each month, millions of patients use Zocdoc to find in-network neighborhood doctors, instantly book appointments online, see what other real patients have to say, get reminders for upcoming appointments and preventive check-ups, fill out their paperwork online, and more. With a mission to give power to the patient, Zocdoc’s online marketplace delivers the accessible, seamless and simple experience patients expect and deserve. Zocdoc is free for patients and available across the United States via or the Zocdoc app for iPhone and Android.

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Optimove Brings Its Customer Retention Artificial Intelligence Engine to Acquisition Marketing with Optimove 6.0

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 31, 2017 Optimove, the science-first relationship marketing hub, today released Optimove 6.0, introducing a new customer lifecycle stage to its product: the visitor.  Users can now automate targeted marketing campaigns for new visitors as precisely as they can for customers who have already made a purchase.

Ninety-eight percent of people who visit a website never make a purchase. That means in today’s ultra-competitive online retail market, marketers are spending valuable dollars following consumers around the internet and retargeting them with ads for items they will never buy.

Optimove 6.0 brings together web analytics from new visitors with look-alike data, machine learning and artificial intelligence from its retention ecosystem to accurately predict a customer’s future spend before they make a purchase. Based on its predictions, Optimove segments site-viewers into micro categories and provides insights on which campaigns will be most likely to lead to conversion. Rather than go after everyone that visits their site, Marketers can use Optimove’s findings and automation tool, Optibot, to precisely target only those in the 98 percent that are most likely to eventually convert.  

“We’ve been highly focused on applying a scientific approach to relationship marketing, but realized that relationships start long before someone presses the buy button,” said Pini Yakuel, co-founder and CEO of Optimove. “Most acquisition marketers are focused on bringing in as many leads as possible and then parsing from there. With Optimove 6.0 we are flipping the funnel — taking post-purchase data and knowledge and utilizing it for smarter acquisition.”

Optimove’s new release closes the gap between the often siloed acquisition and retention teams, whose opposing goals of lowering cost per acquisition and achieving long term customers tend to clash. Unifying these functions reduces conflicts of interest between teams and eliminates the data loss that occurs when moving from one CRM to another.

With this release, Optimove is officially transitioning from a customer marketing platform to a relationship marketing platform — with that relationship starting with the first website visit, or even before. The company predicts that after integrating the two lifecycle tools into a single CRM, marketers will see an average of 25 percent lift in conversion rates.

The new product was announced today at Optimove Connect. Named one of the Hottest Global Marketing Conferences Across the Globe, the company’s annual relationship marketing conference brings together marketers from some of the world’s most high profile companies, including GoDaddy, Deezer, Adore Me and Lucky Vitamin. This release also comes on the heels of Optimove being named to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Digital Marketing Analytics.

Find more information on Optimove and how to get started with Optimove 6.0 here.

About Optimove

Optimove, the science-first relationship marketing hub, is used by over 250 customer-centric brands to drive their entire customer marketing operation. Optimove drives measurable growth by autonomously transforming customer data into actionable insights, which then power thoughtful customer communications, at scale. Smart marketers use Optimove to orchestrate highly effective personalized customer marketing which maximizes customer spend, engagement, retention and lifetime value. The company has offices in New York, London and Tel Aviv. Learn more at

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Kika Tech Announces Corporate Partnership with San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kika Tech, a leader in mobile artificial intelligence-based communication products, today announced a new strategic partnership with the San Jose Sharks. The partnership will increase Kika Tech’s visibility and further establish its presence in the Silicon Valley community, while solidifying the company’s brand association with world-leading sports organizations.

Kika Tech, a leader in mobile AI-based communication products partners with the San Jose Sharks.

Kika Tech is proud to call Silicon Valley home,” says Tami Zhu, General Manager for Kika Tech. “2017 has proven to be a pivotal year for the company with Kika experiencing exponential growth in forming new strategic partnerships and new users. We are excited to partner with the San Jose Sharks, a team that has provided an elite level of hockey that fans have enjoyed for many years. With its passionate fan base and success, the San Jose Sharks is a natural partner for Kika Tech.”

Kika Tech enriches the communications and emotional connection between individuals by leveraging the company’s cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) engine, which understands and predicts intentions to make conversations more expressive. With 400M downloads, Kika Tech has inked partnerships with global sports franchises (Real Madrid C.F., FC Barcelona), mobile manufacturers (Samsung, Huawei, and ZTE), movie studios (20th Century Fox, Warner Bros.), and leading technology partners such as GIPHY.

“The San Jose Sharks are a prominent member of the Silicon Valley community and collaborate with leading organizations nationwide,” said John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer, San Jose Sharks. “We have formed a strategic partnership with Kika Tech, whose mission is to help users around the world communicate and engage with each other seamlessly. The Sharks have that same principal when engaging with our fans across the globe and the Bay Area community.”

Kika – Engineered With Artificial Intelligence

The Kika Tech ecosystem includes its award-winning Kika Keyboard app, which has been recognized as a Google Top Developer. With a deep understanding of its users, Kika Tech is able to predict intentions and suggest content including texts, emojis, GIFs, stickers, etc., which makes communications easier and more expressive. Kika Tech also takes advantage of the progress made in machine learning to enable users to communicate more accurately. Analyzing on sentence-level, rather than phrase-level, Kika Tech figures out the broader context and predicts what users will be communicating.

Kika Tech has been ranked a top productivity app in more than 77 countries. The company stands out with an ever-growing engagement rate of 120 times per day per person, which is equivalent to 50 minutes a day. With Kika Tech, companies can grow their established users by tapping into the company’s massive 60M MAU base. To download the Kika app, please visit:

About the San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL). As members of the NHL’s Pacific Division, the team plays its home games at SAP Center at San Jose. The Sharks were founded as an expansion team in 1991 and made their NHL debut in the 1991-92 season. To date, the Sharks have won six Pacific Division titles and advanced to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 19 of their first 25 seasons, including 12 of the last 13 seasons. The Sharks have made four Conference Final appearances in the last 13 seasons and advanced to the Stanley Cup Final in 2016.

About Kika Tech

Say it with Kika! Make everyday interactions more engaging and fun with Kika Tech. Integrating into smart devices, Kika Tech enhances self-expression that goes beyond mobile platforms. By leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), Kika Tech enriches the emotional connection between individuals in this technology-driven world. To download the Kika app, please visit: Keep up-to-date with Kika Tech on FacebookLinkedInInstagram, and Twitter.

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Cogito AI Day: Artificial Intelligence for business and everyday life with less hype, more benefits

MODENA, Italy, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Expert System hosted the first Cogito AI Day, a conference dedicated to Artificial Intelligence and its use in business. Industry leaders including Intesa Sanpaolo, Lloyd’s of London and Forrester were among the participants.

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Earlier this year, Forbes included Expert System in the list of companies forging the next generation of Artificial Intelligence systems. “The impact of AI in the near future will be even more decisive,” said Stefano Spaggiari, CEO, Expert System. “Artificial Intelligence allows companies to overcome the purely ‘numerical’ management of data by adding the ability to understand and manage information in a way that captures the maximum business value.”

Keynote speaker Boris Evelson, VP and Principal Analyst, Forrester Research, noted that one of the most important macro-applications of Artificial Intelligence in the business world is for understanding and making use of the incredible volumes of information that companies already collect. In fact, the current rate of growth in the adoption of AI technologies is comparable to a ‘tsunami’. The number of companies implementing such technologies has grown 27% from 2016 to 2017. This is with the knowledge by users that “certain tasks are suitable for human beings, not machines.”

“It’s important to understand the potential of Artificial Intelligence from the right perspective, and to dispel the false myths and apocalyptic scenarios to which the technology is often linked,” commented Marco Varone, President & CTO, Expert System Group. “Human intelligence remains central, but there are many knowledge management problems that, thanks to AI, can already be resolved effectively, and it will solve many others as the technologies mature and improve.”

Expert System created Cogito, a cognitive computing technology that transforms the way organizations find, comprehend and use information. Cogito leverages proprietary artificial intelligence algorithms to deliver business value and ROI by extracting actionable knowledge from internal and external information and automating business processes. Cogito has been deployed to serve enterprises and government organizations in some of the world’s largest industries (Banking and Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Oil and Gas, Publishing and Government) including companies such as Shell, Chevron, Eli Lilly, Nalco Champion, Bloomberg BNA, Sanofi, Thomson Reuters, Wiley, Wolters Kluwer, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Walter O’Brien (Scorpion) Named STARBASE Indiana Board Advisor

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — STARBASE Indiana, the Department of Defense-sponsored 501(c)3 that supports STEM education in grades 5-9, has named Walter O’Brien, founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, to its board of advisors. O’Brien will begin his advisory role in October 2017.

STARBASE Founder and education pioneer, Barbara Koscak was honored by two U.S. Presidents in 1987 and 1990 and has received numerous national awards. Her efforts in bringing science, technology, engineering and math–known as “STEM” subjects–into elementary and middle school classrooms was unconventional in the decades leading up to her White House recognition. By capturing children’s attention through their near-universal curiosity towards airplanes and space travel, Koscak built a curriculum around understandable physics, chemistry and biology never seen before.

With growth from one classroom to a program across 35 states located at Navy, Marine, Air Force and National Guard institutions, the DoD STARBASE Curriculum has served over 1 Million students. STARBASE Indiana was founded in 2012 at the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base in Indiana by Colonel David Augustine.

STARBASE’s advisory board member, Walter O’Brien, is a frequent public speaker and mentor to a number of Fortune 1000 CEOs in the technology industry. He also inspires education and exploration in schools across STEM and other hands-on, technical and vocational subjects. In 2015, O’Brien encouraged STARBASE Indiana-Fort Wayne after-school students by engaging in an informative showcase of his own experiences and successes. During his visit, O’Brien shared how his desire for technological investigation began when he learned to code–through his own trial and error–at the age of 13. The public intrigue in O’Brien’s passion for computer coding rose with the release of Scorpion, the CBS television series inspired by O’Brien’s life as a computer genius who initially struggles with low Emotional Intelligence.

In April of 2017, O’Brien became the youngest recipient of the Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in philanthropic ventures which create positive societal change. His philanthropic works are numerous, including with Code Wars, California State Science Fair, MENSA, MIT Technology Review, the Junior Achievement Conference, Project ECHO, Superhero Brain, and Houston Technology Center. He funded Kilkenny’s Taxi Watch program, which has saved over 100 lives. In his own words, O’Brien repeats that “to be smart is cool.”

O’Brien joins STARBASE Indiana Inc. board members: Dr. Scott Liebhauser, Col (Ret) David Augustine, Todd Stephenson, Carrie Gutman, and Dr. Dave Aschliman. According to STARBASE Indiana Executive Director Dr. Scott Liebhauser, “Walter is a perfect fit for our team as he brings a wealth of STEM expertise and passion for youth education which we can embrace and translate into classroom application.”

STARBASE Indiana operates three academies in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and South Bend, with a new academy in Gary, Indiana set to open in the spring of 2018.


STARBASE Indiana is a premier educational program sponsored by the United States Department of Defense. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, community collaborators sponsor extensions through STARBASE Indiana, furthering the impact of its mission goals. STARBASE academies offer free STEM education, after-school programming, summer camps, and many other outreach activities for students in grades 5-9. Since its inception in 2012, over 12,000 students have participated in STARBASE Indiana’s unique form of hands-on, minds-on learning. Students interact with civilian and military professionals to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the real world. The program encourages students to set goals and to achieve them.


Walter O’Brien is the founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services, Inc., and CEO of Scorpion Studios. He is the Executive Producer and the inspiration behind the hit CBS television drama, Scorpion, with over 26 million viewers in the U.S. and airing in 188 countries. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has certified Walter O’Brien as being a person of national interest to the United States and granted him an Extraordinary Ability EB 1-1 Visa. He has worked with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, plus Navy and Air Force systems to deploy artificial intelligence that protects American military personnel. Walter was recently recognized by the Fort Wayne Base Community Council for saving countless lives and awarded a member’s Combat Infantry Badge and Battle Dress Uniform from Operation Desert Storm. The Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association recognized O’Brien’s tremendous support of defense initiatives.

Walter was the youngest recipient of Unite4:Good’s Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2017 won C-Suite Quarterly’s Visionary award. In addition, he has worked with multiple Fortune 500 companies including the world’s largest mutual fund, Fujitsu, Trados, Oracle Corporation, Baltimore Technologies and Critical Path. O’Brien serves as chairman or former board member for Strike Force Solutions, Talentorum Alliance, Lawloop and previously served on the boards of Houston Technology Center, American Environmental Energy, Starglobe and Toin Corp.

O’Brien regularly donates his time to charities and the community in general, to encourage all generations to celebrate intelligence. O’Brien provided the seed funding for TaxiWatch Kilkenny, a suicide prevention program that has saved over 133 lives since its inception in 2015. Often appearing on CNBC, Fox News and CBS as an expert on computer security, O’Brien has contributed to XPRIZE selection as part of XPRIZE Visioneering.

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Xevo to Discuss AI, Voice, and Data Monetization for Connected Cars at TU-Automotive Europe

BELLEVUE, Wash., Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Xevo Inc. today announced that EVP Timo Bauer will speak on the evolution of voice technology into today’s conversational user experience, and participate in a panel on artificial intelligence and the personalized automobile user experience at the TU-Automotive Europe Conference in Munich.


Bauer will discuss how data-management software, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and powerful data analysis tools can provide consumers a truly personalized consumer driving experience while also providing automobile manufacturers with new business opportunities. To be truly competitive in the rapidly-advancing connected car industry, OEMs must integrate voice and cognitive services features with the hardware and software in their vehicles as well as the cloud applications. Xevo’s own Journeyware platform is a major step forward in the connected car market, changing the way people think about and connect to their cars, and how automobile manufacturers analyze and act on consumer and vehicle usage data. The advantages of such a solution are technologically agnostic, and provide OEMs and their partners with a monetization path to leverage today’s more robust and satisfying user experience.

TU Europe is the largest and most influential connected- and autonomous-car conference in Europe, widely regarded as the place for Tier-1 car manufacturers to learn about the latest advances in the connected car market. An industry leader, Xevo is honored to present at the conference and to be recognized for their impact on the connected car market. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how Xevo is revolutionizing the automotive UX.

See Xevo at TU-Automotive Europe, November 6-7

Keynote Address – The Journey from Voice + UI to Conversational UX: The Evolution of the Cognitive User Experience
Monday, November 6th, 12:20 to 12:40 Central European Time (CET)

Panel Discussion – AI: Enabling the Truly Personalised Auto Experience
Tuesday, November 7, 3:55-4:25 PM CET

To meet with us at the event, contact Xevo:

About Xevo
Xevo Inc. is a trusted Tier-1 automotive software supplier deployed in millions of vehicles worldwide. Xevo solutions for cloud, car, and mobile devices leverage computer vision, machine learning, and data analytics to continuously create, test, and deploy new AI models that improve performance, safety, and driver experiences. Xevo’s Journeyware suite of automotive products seamlessly connects drivers and their vehicles to mobile applications, content and services. Xevo technology is licensed in vehicle systems worldwide to several of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers. For more information, visit

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Frost & Sullivan World Café at Medica Health IT Forum 2017

LONDON, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Healthcare stakeholders face several challenges and great opportunities in today’s dynamic business environment. The industry is fundamentally changing with tech advances, reimbursement challenges, design needs and changing customer requirements. Megatrends of 2017 ‒ which include artificial intelligence, personal virtual assistants, data as a service and connected living for smart homes ‒ present a great opportunity for companies who are able to leverage these best.

Connectivity is Redefining the Way Healthcare is Delivered
With the advent of Internet of Things (IoT), mHealth apps, health wearables, in-home self-monitoring tools and social networking capabilities, connected health has the potential to radically transform healthcare delivery; consumers today can be more engaged and empowered than ever before. However, with wide spread concerns about issues such as ease of use, reliability, privacy and security, successful deployment of digital health strategies is clogged. Now more than ever, it is crucial to focus on how we use and interact with digital health technologies, to empower consumers to manage their health conditions, enabling them to design and deliver their own health and care services while making them less dependent on healthcare providers. 

The Rise of the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)
A major technology leveraging connectivity is the Internet of Things. In healthcare, 60% of organizations around the world have already adopted this technology in some form – either as smart energy meters or as smart patient monitoring solutions. Healthcare is one of the industries that faces significant disruption by IoT, and yet is only partially aware of the advances, the potential and benefits. Application areas for IoT in healthcare, or the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), cover the entire healthcare ecosystem – on body, in home, community, in clinic and in hospital.

To address these opportunities Frost & Sullivan will hold a World Café model-styled session at Medica Health IT Forum, on the 14th of November 2017 in Düsseldorf.


  • Session 1: 11:00 to 12:15, Keynote Speech & World Café: Healthcare Megatrends and the Role of Connectivity
  • Session 2: 12:15 to 13:40, Keynote Speech & World Café: Internet of Medical Things
  • Session 3: 13:40 to 14:00, Live Product Demonstration: Internet of Medical Things

Each World Café will include a brief presentation followed by an interactive, collaborative round-table discussion session between various industry stakeholders moderated by experts. The collective, cross-representative voice of the industry stakeholders such as payers, hospitals, medical device manufacturers and health IT organizations will help the healthcare industry note key takeaways for better adoption of such technologies.

Interested parties can pre-register to participate as World Café participant or moderator, or audience member here.

Frost & Sullivan World Café at Medica Heath IT Forum, 14th November 2017, 11am-2pm, Hall 15 E56 – E60, Messe Düsseldorf, Germany.

Click here for more information on the Medica Health IT Forum.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion

For 20 years, the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM has been offering a programme at a top-notch level. More than 130 speakers from all areas of the healthcare industry will be discussing industry trends, digitisation levels and innovative solutions in around 40 sessions. Find out from the experts which new IT-based business and supply models are imperative to discover, where regulatory or technological obstacles are slowing down development and which fields the start-up scene is about to change – all this free of charge with your MEDICA admission ticket.

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Corporate Communications – Europe
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Humantelligence’s CEO Presents at Healthcare HR Management Institute on Innovative Technology to Measure Culture and leverage A.I. for Predictive Performance

ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Humantelligence, the leading cloud-based recruiting and culture analytics platform, today announced its participation at the Healthcare HR Management Institute (HRMI) Conference where HR Leaders from the largest and most prestigious hospitals and healthcare systems across the U.S. discuss strategies for engaging in a culture of success in an ever-changing Healthcare environment.

The Healthcare HRMI Conference offers a compelling agenda with topics addressing the needs of the Healthcare HR professionals including the importance of driving a culture of success, using innovative technology for talent acquisition and driving employee engagement to reduce turn-over. Humantelligence brings those topics together as Juan Luis Betancourt, CEO, leads a strategic session titled: “The Most Important Innovation in Hiring Since the Resume – How A.I. can Shorten the Recruiting Process, Find Better Culture Fit & Reduce Turnover.”

As a key component of the conference agenda consisting of a series of interactive panels with opportunities for sharing of best practices, Humantelligence discusses using A.I. and cognitive assessments to measure culture fit with teams, departments and at the corporate level, which leads to predictive performance and helps to achieve higher performance for the organization. Additionally, the Humantelligence TalentFit for recruiting solution eliminates subjectivity in the selection process and delivers productivity gains by streamlining the interview process and the entire recruiting process. Recruiting for optimal culture fit results in higher employee engagement and reduces turnover significantly.

“Our relationship with IPMI plays a valuable role in Humantelligence’s vision to bring to all organizations the most advanced technology platform that addresses critical issues in the HR industry” said CEO Juan Luis Betancourt. “Humantelligence delivers the leading culture analytics platform to help organizations reach culture alignment and hire for culture fit resulting in improved employee engagement, reduced turnover and optimal team performance.”

“Having HR Technology Leaders such as Humantelligence address our audience of HR Professionals brings tremendous value to our program and delivers on our promise to build compelling, relevant and actionable content for the HR Management Institute Conference Delegates”, said Jacqueline Gray, Director of IPMI.

About International Performance Management Institute

IPMI develops and delivers critical and timely business events exclusively for senior corporate executives. Bringing product providers and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online, we have a reputation for delivering high quality and relevant information to our clients empowering them to make educated business decisions to drive their corporate performance objectives.

About Humantelligence

Humantelligence is a leading cloud-based recruiting and culture analytics platform that leverages break-through Artificial Intelligence and people analytics to measure team culture and hire for culture fit and predictive performance. With Humantelligence companies can streamline the recruiting process, significantly improve employee engagement, and reduce turnover. Humantelligence is headquartered in Miami, FL, with offices around the world and tens of thousands of users. To learn more about Humantelligence visit, follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@humantelligence) and LinkedIn.

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Cheetah Mobile’s Security Master Receives Perfect Score in Latest AV-TEST Evaluation

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM), the leading developer of mission-critical mobile utility and security applications, today announced that its flagship privacy protection and antivirus app Security Master (formerly CM Security) has earned a perfect score in the latest evaluation by AV-TEST, a leading independent international IT-security institute.

Throughout September 2017, AV-TEST evaluated 21 mobile security products for Android using their default settings. Security Master scored a perfect 6/6 in the Protection category for its ability to protect against malicious malware attacks. The app also scored a perfect 6/6 in the Usability category, which evaluates the impact of the security software on the usability of the device.

“We are 100% dedicated to ensuring that Security Master offers the highest level of security protection without affecting performance,” said Jill Shih, Vice President of Product & User Experience at Cheetah Mobile. “These results show that we strike the perfect balance between protection and usability, and we are excited to carry this momentum forward as we continue to improve our security software.”

For the Protection evaluation, Security Master was tested on its ability to detect 3,016 of the latest Android malware in real time and 2,917 of the latest Android malware discovered in the last 4 weeks. Security Master detected 100% of threats, beating the industry average in both tests.

For the Usability evaluation, AV-TEST confirmed that Security Master does not impact battery life, the app does not slow down the device during normal usage, and the app does not generate too much traffic. The test also showed that Security Master did not generate any false warnings during installation and usage of legitimate apps or software from the Google Play Store.

The AV-TEST Institute is an independent research institute that provides comparative tests and reviews for antivirus software, antimalware tools, and security software for Windows, Mac, and Android.

About Cheetah Mobile

Cheetah Mobile is a leading mobile internet company dedicated to making the world smarter. It aims to provide leading apps for mobile users worldwide and connect users with personalized content powered by artificial intelligence.

Cheetah Mobile’s products, including its popular utility applications Clean Master, Security Master, and Cheetah Keyboard, help make users’ mobile internet experience smarter, speedier, and safer. As of June 2017, the Company has attracted approximately 580 million global Mobile MAUs, of which approximately 77% are located outside of China.

Leveraging the success of its utility applications, Cheetah Mobile has launched its line of mobile content-driven applications, which include, News Republic, and popular casual games, such as Piano Tiles 2, Rolling Sky, and Dancing Line. The Company is also an investor in OrionStar, an artificial intelligence company dedicated to developing the next generation of ground-breaking technology products and freeing people from the burden of overly complicated tasks.

Cheetah Mobile provides its advertising customers, which include direct advertisers and mobile advertising networks through which advertisers place their advertisements, with direct access to highly targeted mobile users and global promotional channels, which are capable of delivering targeted content to hundreds of millions of users. For more information about Cheetah Mobile and its products, please visit

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Collaborative Intelligence: AT&T and Others Building Open Source AI Marketplace for Businesses

DALLAS, Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* wants to make artificial intelligence accessible to everyone. To that end, we’re collaborating with Tech Mahindra to build an open source artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Acumos, hosted by The Linux Foundation that makes it easy to build, share and deploy AI applications. The platform will provide a marketplace for accessing, using and enhancing those applications.

Over the past several decades, AI has evolved from a sci-fi concept. It’s now integrated into our data-driven world. But creating new AI apps is a complex and expensive undertaking. The industry needs a way to make those apps reusable and accessible to those beyond the company that created them, and simplify deployments to lower the barrier to entry. That’s the only way to keep up with customer demand.

Enter the Acumos platform. It’s an extensible framework for machine learning solutions. It provides the capability to edit, integrate, compose, package, train and deploy AI microservices. Simply put, it’s an AI marketplace where applications can be chained to create complex and sophisticated AI services.

Take someone who wants to create an AI application for video analytics. The Acumos platform gives them a variety of applications to choose from, like location tracking and facial recognition. The simple platform interface lets you choose AI capabilities and stitch them together automatically so they function as a single application. In this case, the new service could identify where the video was shot based on background landmarks, and identify the speakers in it – design and deploy in a single interface and with minimal additional code development.

Content curation, autonomous cars, drones, and augmented reality/virtual reality are other areas where AI models could be used with the Acumos platform.

“Our goal with open sourcing the Acumos platform is to make building and deploying AI applications as easy as creating a website,” said Mazin Gilbert, vice president of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. “We’re collaborating with Tech Mahindra to establish an industry standard for AI in the networking space. We invite others to join us to create a global harmonization in AI and set the stage for all future AI network applications and services.”

The Acumos platform is built on open source technologies and can federate across the various AI tools available today, enabling easy access for developers and businesses.

“We’re opening up AI. We’re focusing on the telecommunication, media and technology spaces, starting with the network. The platform will be available to anyone and the more users who adopt it, the better it will get,” added Gilbert.

And it’s all powered by AT&T Indigo, our next-generation platform for delivering a seamless network experience.

“Our investment in AI solutions over the past few years is helping us find tremendous opportunity to make it simpler for higher adoption,” said Raman Abrol, SVP & Strategic Business Unit Head at Tech Mahindra. “In collaboration with AT&T, we will help enable enterprises apply AI to reimagine business models, unlock the potential of data and drive business outcomes. Our ultimate goal with the Acumos Project is to accelerate and industrialize the deployment of AI at enterprises and get developers and businesses to collaborate effectively in order to improve how we all live, work and play.”

“With the Acumos Project, AT&T and Tech Mahindra are leading the way in bringing AI and machine learning tools to the developer community,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. “Making it easy for developers to get involved and to really steer the ecosystem around the project in the direction they want it to go is the key to making the Acumos platform successful.”

We previously used this model to launch ONAP, the operating system for virtualized networks. But in that case, though, we spent years developing our own internal platform, called ECOMP, before releasing it into open source via The Linux Foundation.

Here, we’re enhancing that approach with the Acumos Project. We’re getting the initial framework into open source as quickly as possible. That way, the developer community can accelerate the development of the platform. AI is quickly becoming a vital tool for businesses in almost every industry. There’s no time to waste in establishing a common platform for everyone to use and evolve.

For details on timing and availability of the Acumos platform, go to For companies interested in joining as members, go to

*About AT&T
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