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  • Indra successfully implements and transitions advanced cloud-based 3rd generation interoperability platform for all toll motorways in Ireland
    by SheilaCuevas on 06/03/2023 at 10:44

    Indra successfully implements and transitions advanced cloud-based 3rd generation interoperability platform for all toll motorways in Ireland The platform simplifies electronic tolling by facilitating the exchange of transaction data to different PPP toll charger / toll tag providers, and allows travellers to use the country's 12 motorway toll points with a single tag account The close collaboration with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, toll chargers/toll service providers and outgoing service provider, and Indra's proven ability to tackle complex projects with multiple operators have been key to carrying out the migration to the new platform on time and with maximum customer satisfaction Indra will thus reinforce its position as a leader in interoperable technology for electronic mobility   payment and advanced electronic toll solutions, with projects in countries such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Australia, the Philippines, Israel, Portugal and Spain Indra has successfully completed the implementation and commissioning of Ireland's 3rd generation Toll Interoperability Management Platform (IMP) for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). The new cloud platform simplifies electronic toll collection (ETC) on all motorways in the country by making it easier for toll collectors/toll service providers to exchange transaction and payment data, allowing domestic and European drivers with a toll service account to use all toll roads in Ireland, regardless of the provider.

  • Indra reaches all-time highs in backlog, order intake, revenues and EBIT in 2022, and cash generation reduces net debt to almost zero, with a 67% growth in the dividend
    by SheilaCuevas on 28/02/2023 at 15:19

    Indra reaches all-time highs in backlog, order intake, revenues and EBIT in 2022, and cash generation reduces net debt to almost zero, with a 67% growth in the dividend 2022 Backlog exceeded €6,300m (+16% vs 2021), while order intake up +29% vs 2021, bolstered by Transport & Defence. Revenues reached €3,851m in 2022 (+14% vs 2021), showing both Minsait (+18%) and Transport & Defence (+6%) solid growth. FX contributed positively with €67m in 2022 vs €-41m in 2021. 2022 EBIT reached an all-time high of €300m, +18% increase year-on-year, thanks to the improvement of the Operating Margin in both divisions compared to 2021. T&D EBIT margin reached 12.2% and Minsait 5.5% in 2022. Basic earnings per share (EPS) increased +20% compared to 2021. 2022 Net profit of the group stood at €172m vs €143m in 2021. Free Cash Flow in 2022 was €253m, bringing Net Debt/EBITDA ratio down to 0.1x compared to 0.8x in December 2021. Indra announced the payment of a dividend of €0.25 per share out of 2022 earnings, payable on July 12th, 2023. This dividend represents an increase of +67% compared to the previous year's dividend (€0.15/share).

  • Indra implements highly advanced air traffic management system for Bahrain
    by SheilaCuevas on 22/02/2023 at 11:28

    Indra implements highly advanced air traffic management system for Bahrain The company has implemented a new control center equipped with its ManagAir system, one of the most advanced air traffic management solutions on the market Indra has worked together with navigation service provider DFS Aviation Services to address the rapid and safe transition to the new system The new control center will enhance the safety and fluidity of aircraft movements throughout the Arabian Gulf and on key global aviation routes Indra, a leading global technological engineering company for the aerospace, defence and mobility sectors, has doubled Bahrain’s air traffic management capacity with the implementation of a new state-of-the-art control center that is set to further ensure the safety and fluidity of aircraft movements throughout the Arabian Gulf and on some key routes linking Asia, Europe and Africa.

  • Indra develops the electronic intelligence systems of the future for the Spanish Navy
    by SheilaCuevas on 15/02/2023 at 11:21

    Indra develops the electronic intelligence systems of the future for the Spanish Navy As part of the national Santiago electronic defence program, Indra is designing and developing an innovative electronic intelligence (ELINT) system for signals based on broadband digital reception which will be installed on one of the Spanish Navy’s ships to demonstrate the new operational capability This demonstrator for the Spanish Navy incorporates the technological elements common to the future intelligence systems of the Army and the Air and Space Force to ensure the operability and superiority of our Armed Forces in any scenario Indra is one of the companies with the greatest weight within the Santiago program, its electronic intelligence systems are widely used by the most modern armies around the world and it leads the development of new generation technologies in large European R&D programs Mastery of the electromagnetic spectrum is one of the least known yet most important factors in ensuring the operational capabilities of an army and the security of any country. The Directorate-General for Armament and Material (DGAM) has awarded Indra a contract to develop and test, within the Santiago national electronic defence program, the new generation of electronic intelligence systems that facilitate the detection and gathering of strategic information to guarantee Spanish Armed Forces’ access to and use of the electromagnetic spectrum.

  • The Spanish Ministry of Defence once again places its trust in Indra to equip Spanish Airspace surveillance and control centers with state-of-the-art technology
    by SheilaCuevas on 14/02/2023 at 08:48

    The Spanish Ministry of Defence once again places its trust in Indra to equip Spanish Airspace surveillance and control centers with state-of-the-art technology The company will modernize all of the ARS centers of the Spanish Air and Space Force with its advanced AirDef proprietary technology system, which, together with the Lanza 3D radars that it also develops, will give Spain one of the most robust air defence systems in the world The new AirDef system has been designed to meet NATO’s demanding air command and control requirements to facilitate its contribution to the organization’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence System (NATINAMDS) and its possible adoption by other Alliance countries Indra will also implement a state-of-the-art digital voice over IP communications management system to guarantee maximum resilience and availability, making it possible to manage classified and non-classified information in a secure and differentiated manner The Spanish Ministry of Defence has awarded Indra, a leading global technological engineering company for the aerospace, defence and mobility sectors, the project to modernize and upgrade its command, surveillance, identification and control (ARS) centers, which are essential for combating potential threats to the country’s airspace.


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Energy Cities The European learning community for future-proof cities

  • The ABC of sufficiency: the new superpower of cities?
    by Mélanie Bourgeois on 06/03/2023 at 16:07

    Sufficiency is a new buzzword in Europe since the energy crisis. However, “Sufficiency is not just about energy, it’s not just about this winter; it’s The post The ABC of sufficiency: the new superpower of cities? appeared first on Energy Cities.

  • Getting to Climate Neutrality
    by Beatrice Karas on 01/03/2023 at 13:10

    Fifty-three cities from across twenty-one European Union and Horizon 2020 Associated Countries have been invited to embark upon unprecedented climate action, through the NetZeroCities Pilot The post Getting to Climate Neutrality appeared first on Energy Cities.

  • Community energy espresso training
    by Sara Giovannini on 22/02/2023 at 07:00

    Espresso [uh·spreh·sow]: A concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water under high pressure through finely ground coffee.  Get your dose of community energy knowledge The post Community energy espresso training appeared first on Energy Cities.

  • Get support to replicate Smart Cities and Communities measures
    by Floriane Cappelletti on 20/02/2023 at 17:10

    The Scalable Cities Action Grant is a financial tool to support the replication of measures already successfully tested in Smart Cities and Communities projects. The The post Get support to replicate Smart Cities and Communities measures appeared first on Energy Cities.

  • Peer-to-peer learning: Apply to take part in a study visit in Valencia
    by Floriane Cappelletti on 16/02/2023 at 16:13

    Scalable Cities, an EU initiative part of the Smart Cities Marketplace, organises site visits to promote the exchange of best practices, policies and solutions between The post Peer-to-peer learning: Apply to take part in a study visit in Valencia appeared first on Energy Cities.


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Comunicate de Presa - Luxten Luxten Lighting Company

  • C.H.E.M.P. Negras 2
    on 29/04/2022 at 11:01

    S.C. LUXTEN LIGHTING COMPANY S.A. cu sediul in Bucuresti, Sector 1, str. Parangului nr. 76, anunța depunerea documentatiei tehnice in vederea obtinerii autorizatiei de mediu pentru obiectivul:  C.H.E.M.P. Negras 2, cu amplasamentul in: judetul Prahova, Comuna Valea Doftanei, Sat Traisteni. Documentele pot fi consultate la sediul APM Prahova, str. Gh. Gr. Cantacuzino nr. 306, de luni pana vineri, intre orele 09.00 si 15.00.

  • C.H.E.M.P. Negras 1
    on 29/04/2022 at 11:00

    S.C. LUXTEN LIGHTING COMPANY S.A. cu sediul in Bucuresti, Sector 1, str. Parangului nr. 76, anunța depunerea documentatiei tehnice in vederea obtinerii autorizatiei de mediu pentru obiectivul:  C.H.E.M.P. Negras 1, cu amplasamentul in: judetul Prahova, Comuna Valea Doftanei, Sat Traisteni. Documentele pot fi consultate la sediul APM Prahova, str. Gh. Gr. Cantacuzino nr. 306, de luni pana vineri, intre orele 09.00 si 15.00.

  • C.H.E.M.P. Traisteni 2
    on 29/04/2022 at 10:58

    S.C. LUXTEN LIGHTING COMPANY S.A. cu sediul in Bucuresti, Sector 1, str. Parangului nr. 76, anunța depunerea documentatiei tehnice in vederea obtinerii autorizatiei de mediu pentru obiectivul:  C.H.E.M.P. Traisteni 2, cu amplasamentul in: judetul Prahova, Comuna Valea Doftanei, Sat Traisteni. Documentele pot fi consultate la sediul APM Prahova, str. Gh. Gr. Cantacuzino nr. 306, de luni pana vineri, intre orele 09.00 si 15.00.

  • Decizia de incadrare a impactului asupra mediului
    on 03/04/2018 at 21:00

    Anunt public privind decizia de incadrare a impactului asupra mediului pentru: "Extindere instalatii electrice (casnic si iluminat public), Zona Selgros, Comuna Malu Mare, Jud. Dolj"

  • Asociatia ESCOROM a Societatilor de Servicii Energetice din Romania (ESCOROM) si Autoritatea Nationala de Reglementare in Domeniul Energiei, ANRE, au semnat un protocol de colaborare in scopul cresterii eficientei energetice
    on 02/04/2018 at 21:00

    Luxten Lighting Company SA este membru ESCOROM incepand din 2015 si membru in Consiliul Director din 2016, sprijind actiunile Asociatiei in domeniul eficientei energetice si promovarii celor mai moderne tehnologii si masuri specifice pentru atingerea tintelor nationale de reducere a consumului de energie electrica.


Schneider Electric Blog Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation

  • Why today’s manufacturing optimization investments are increasing profits and achieving sustainability goals
    by Guest Blogger on 06/03/2023 at 15:00

    Author: Schneider Electric Industrial Automation As sustainability continues to gain attention in industrial markets and, as the previous post explained, investment also increases, more stakeholders are also starting to understand that process and plant optimization results in cost savings and increased profitability while also achieving... The post Why today’s manufacturing optimization investments are increasing profits and achieving sustainability goals appeared first on Schneider Electric Blog.

  • Learn How to Curate Sustainability Programs
    by Schneider Electric on 06/03/2023 at 14:00

    Curating sustainability programs is not an easy task. It requires a lot of time, effort, resources, and commitment from your organization. However, it can also be a rewarding endeavor if you do it right. In this article, we will provide tips on curating sustainability programs... The post Learn How to Curate Sustainability Programs appeared first on Schneider Electric Blog.

  • Three ways panel builders can incorporate sustainability into their operations
    by Daniel Campobello on 03/03/2023 at 18:30

    Electrical panel builders play a vital role in advancing sustainability in their own operations and when they execute projects. With the rising concerns about climate change and the growing demand for environmentally friendly products and services, it’s more important than ever for panel builders to... The post Three ways panel builders can incorporate sustainability into their operations appeared first on Schneider Electric Blog.

  • Q&A with an EcoXpert: How an EcoXpert Partnership Helped this Campus of the Future Maximize Energy Savings and Achieve Net Zero
    by Andre Marino on 03/03/2023 at 16:17

    Imagine a community of the future; one that offers housing, office space, restaurants, and even entertainment. It’s powered by renewable energy, the buildings are sustainable, and it’s a comfortable and productive environment for people from all walks of life. Aspiria is that community of the... The post Q&A with an EcoXpert: How an EcoXpert Partnership Helped this Campus of the Future Maximize Energy Savings and Achieve Net Zero appeared first on Schneider Electric Blog.

  • Why is Solar Energy Important?
    by Schneider Electric on 03/03/2023 at 14:00

    Solar energy is all set to play a key role in how we power our homes. However, climatic changes due to global warming are fast becoming one of our greatest challenges. As a result, energy consumption has increased dramatically over the years and continues to... The post Why is Solar Energy Important? appeared first on Schneider Electric Blog.



CELTIC-NEXT Next Generation Telecommunications

  • Proposers Brokerage Day – 17th March 2023 at Bpifrance Le Hub in Paris
    by Audrey Bienvenu on 08/02/2023 at 13:52

    CELTIC is pleased to have announced that the CELTIC-NEXT Proposers Brokerage Day will be held on Friday 17th of March 2023 at Bpifrance Le Hub in Paris. Hybrid Registration is open! Register now as we only have 100 face-to-face places available! Both registration attendances are FREE of charge! Register for free here! Don’t miss out this event which is the perfect opportunity to enable projects in the field of next-generation communications for the digital society that contribute to a sustainable world. We invite you to participate, engage and explore ground-breaking opportunities together with the CELTIC-NEXT Cluster. By applying and participating in the CELTIC-NEXT Call, your organization can access national public funding for your R&D project. CELTIC-NEXT Proposers’ Brokerage Day will be half a conference and pitch session (open for submission), and half a brokerage and networking forum for proposers interested in building CELTIC projects! Read our Preliminary Agenda Pitching Session The Pitching Session organised in the afternoon is the perfect opportunity to give your new project idea the best visibility to recruit additional consortium partners and to prepare a full project proposal for the upcoming CELTIC Calls! If you have a new project idea, please send your pitch presentation using the given PPT template by the 6th of March to [email protected] Please note that presentations should not exceed 6 minutes and and should preferably be presented IN PERSON. Dowload the Pitch Template here! Brokerage & Networking Forum The brokerage and networking forum session organised in the afternoon will be the perfect occasion to discuss with public authorities, and interested proposers, and build your consortium and consolidate your preparations for applying to CELTIC Calls! Proposal writing support will also be offered by the CELTIC Director and the office team. Conference The Conference part organised in the morning will be the perfect occasion to learn more about the Public Authorities funding schemes and priorities, as well as the process of CELTIC Calls! Keynote speakers will also present innovative and cutting-edge ICT topics. Key dates for the upcoming Spring Call 2023 are: Spring Call 2023 Opening 1-Dec-22 Launch Event 9-Dec-22 Proposers Brokerage Day 17-March-23 Deadline for Proposals 24 May–23 Labels Notifications Jun-23   Please do not hesitate to get in contact with the CELTIC Office for further information.

  • CELTIC-NEXT Spring Call 2023 Online LAUNCH EVENT on December 9th 2022
    by Audrey Bienvenu on 09/12/2022 at 07:30

    CELTIC-NEXT Spring Call 2023 Online LAUNCH EVENT on December 9th 2022   CELTIC is pleased to have hosted the CELTIC-NEXT ONLINE LAUNCH EVENT on the 9th of December 2022. The Launch Event was held on the 9th of December 2022, starting at 9:30 am CET until 17:00 CET. Many thanks to all the proposers and presenters for joining and participating in the event! Public Funding Information updates from many Country representatives were announced. The CELTIC-NEXT Launch Event aims to expand knowledge, boost visibility and promote cooperative efforts for innovative results for this new Call. As usual, this bottom-up call is the perfect opportunity to enable projects in the field of next-generation communications for the digital society that contribute to a sustainable world. Read here the Agenda of the day Presentations Welcome and Introduction David Kennedy, Chair person of Celtic Core Group How to prepare CELTIC proposals David Kennedy, Chair person of Celtic Core Group Brokerage Tool Christiane Reinsch, CELTIC Programme Coordinator PA presentations Austria – Michael Walch, FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency Finland – Heikki Uusi-Honko, Business Finland France – Antoine Roux & Mrs Nolwenn Simonot, BPI France Germany – Katharina Lehmeier, DLR Project Management Agency/German EUREKA Office on behalf of BMBF Hungary – Gergely Mészàros, NKFIH Luxembourg – Elisabeth Frisch, Luxinnovation Gie National Agency for Innovation and Research Poland – Andrzej Wajs, National Centre for Research and Development Sweden – Marlene Häggström, Vinnova Spain – Oscar Fernandez Moyano, CDTI Taiwan – Frank Shiu, ITRI Turkey – Umut Ege, TUBITAK UK – Tom Kirkham & Mr Ben Morris, Innovate UK By applying and participating in the CELTIC-NEXT Call, your organisation can access national public funding for your R&D project! Participating in this Event to close the year by joining CELTIC-NEXT Community, was an opportunity to celebrate the programme’s success and learn about the next opportunities to keep engaged. New Project Ideas that were presented in the pitching session in the afternoon: DOWNLOAD PITCH PRESENTATIONCONTACTCOMPANYCOUNTRYCONSORTIUM BUILDING SESSION (to be announced on 9th December) Metaverse ReadyMahmoud HashemiOpenFabricCanadaSave the date 12 Dec 16:00-16:30 CET COMETEli TockerECI TelecomIsrael Save the date 12 Dec 10:00-10:30 CET MediFortNkululeko Mhlaba PhungelaAfrica Save the date 15 Dec 14:00-14:30 CET MSWMiguel AiresLiveDrivePortugal Save the date 13 Dec 16:00-16:30 CET European Mobile Cyber ProtectionVladimir DvoretskyAcronisSingapore Save the date 14 Dec 16:00-16:30 CET Food ChainAlan WhitesideUniversity of StrathclydeUK Save the date 12 Dec 11:00-11:30 CET VacustorageDimitryLaetheacondtechnologiesSingapore Save the date 12 Dec 15:00-15:30 CET Networking resilience transformation Michael FitchCommunications Research Ltd.UKSave the date 14 Dec 11:00-11:30 CET Smart Drone OperationsAndreas KröpflEyesonAustria Save the date 13 Dec 10:00-10:30 CET AI4SMB Robert C. BrunnerBimpressGermany Save the date 13 Dec 15:00-15:30 CET

  • CELTIC Online Proposers Day – 7th of September 2022
    by Audrey Bienvenu on 07/09/2022 at 07:37

    CELTIC Online Proposers Day – 7th of September 2022   This CELTIC-NEXT Autumn Call is open since the 7th of July 2022 and will close on the 21st of October. Download the Celtic Autumn Call 2022 Project Proposals full information in PDF here CELTIC-NEXT is pleased to announce the Call to foster new project ideas for the upcoming CELTIC-NEXT Autumn Call. The aim of this Proposers Day is to learn about CELTIC, discuss project ideas with potential partners and find out about funding opportunities in your countries. About 200 registered participants registered to this Proposers Day. This Proposers Day is a discussion for organisations interested in participating in a research project and want to benefit from collaborative research through one of the EUREKA Clusters CELTIC-NEXT. Presentations: Welcome & Introduction Presentation of the EUREKA CELTIC-NEXT cluster Xavier Priem, CELTIC-NEXT Director Keynotes The Present and Future of Taiwan-Europe Cooperation Cleo Hsueh, Industry, Science and Technology International Strategy Center, ITRI Innovation in South Korea and Funding Opportunity of South-Korea Jason Kang, Korean Institute for Advancement of Technology High Throughput & Secure Networks  (HTSN) Challenge Program Lynne Genik, National Research Council Canada Strategic Programme Line Space for 5G/6G and Sustainable Connectivity Maria Guta, European Space Agency How to submit a Proposal  How to submit a good Proposal to CELTIC-NEXT Xavier Priem, CELTIC-NEXT Director Brokerage Tool Presentation of the CELTIC Brokerage Tool Christiane Reinsch, CELTIC Programme Coordinator PA Presentations Kasturi Narayanan, National Research Council, Canada Tom Kirkham, InnovateUK, United Kingdom Rita Silva, Agência Nacional de Inovação, Portugal Elizabeth Frisch, Luxinnovation GIE, Luxembourg Juana Sánchez, Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), Spain Umut Ege, Council of Turkey, Türkiye Nolwenn Simonot / Antoine Roux, BPI France, France Hannu Nurmi, Business Finland, Finland VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH & Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V. (DLR), Germany The detailed agenda can be found here.  The following 21 pitches has been presented during the day.  Detailed schedule can be found here: DOWNLOAD PITCH PRESENTATIONCONTACTCOMPANYCOUNTRYCONSORTIUM BUILDING SESSION AI-ONAbhishek AnchalRibbon CommunicationIsraelSave the date 12 Sep 14:00-14:30 Energy As A NetworkAlan WhitesideStratclydeUKSave the date 09 Sep 14:00-14:30 One HealthAlan WhitesideStratclydeUKSave the date 09 Sep 15:00-15:30 An end-to-end platform for acoustic wave filter design, diagnosis and mass production yields analysisDiamond LiuAcenturyCanadaSave the date 14 Sep 16:00-16:30 COMETEli TockerECI TelecomIsraelSave the date 12 Sep 16:00-16:30 LOGISTICS_IoTEmilio MuletUsyncroSpainSave the date 13 Sep 14:00-14:30 Event-Trigged DataHao YinTEGnologyDenmarkSave the date 12 Sep 10:00-10:30 VACUSTORAGEIsakov DmitryLatheacond TechnologiesSingaporeSave the date 09 Sep 10:00-10:30 5G on streetlightsIsrael KoffmanRunELIsraelSave the date 13 Sep 09:00-09:30 Cost Efficient Resilient NetworksJames Irvine/Kinan GhanemStratclydeUKSave the date 12 Sep 15:00-15:30 Cloud-native 5GCore as a ServiceMahamoud HashemiOpenFabricCanadaSave the date 13 Sep 16:00-16:30 Power & Energy eXchanges Maurice MalkaTSI-ECOCanadaSave the date 14 Sep 15:00-15:30 Networking resilience transformationMichael FitchCRLUKSave the date 09 Sep 09:00-09:30 Move-Save-WinMiguel AiresLIveDrivePortugalSave the date 14 Sep 16:30-17:00 EVAI Charge Location Optimization Mihaly ManchinGeoXHungarySave the date 12 Sep 09:00-09:30 MEC over NTNPeretz ShekalimPeretz ShekalimIsraelSave the date 13 Sep 10:00-10:30 Green4BuildingRemi BonnefoiEdisonwaysFranceSave the date 13 Sep 15:00-15:30 AI4SMBRobert BrunnerB'IMPRESSCzech RepublicSave the date 09 Sep 16:00-16:30 Help DoctorRobert BrunnerB'IMPRESSPolandSave the date 09 Sep 17:00-17:30 Next Generation Cybersecurity Mesh-networksRob van KranenburgASVINGermanySave the date 09 Sep 11:00-11:30 EyemmersiveSelvakumar RamachandranKerckhoffs LtdUKSave the date 12 Sep 11:00-11:30 We expect that Project Proposals in telecommunications and ICT will be created. In addition to the entire scope of the CELTIC Strategic Roadmap, CELTIC is also looking for projects in the field of Non-Terrestrial-Networks and Terrestrial Networks convergence, as we are developing our partnership with the European Space Agency, along with the topics to be read in the corresponding article in the CELTIC News from first half 2022. Projects will be able to join the future collaborative actions. Some funding public authorities have also expressed their additional interest into the digitalisation of the Economy thanks to ICT technologies, Clean Growth, Remote Health & Care, Advanced Manufacturing, Critical Coms for Emergencies, Open RAN, Private Networks, AI for Massive MIMO, IoT, I-IOT, 6G topics. Please contact CELTIC-NEXT Office for more details and potential strategies to apply. Find out about Proposal Ideas of previous Proposers Days and CELTIC Events. For any questions, please contact the CELTIC Office.

  • CELTIC Online Proposers Day – 26th of January 2022
    by Audrey Bienvenu on 26/01/2022 at 10:50

    CELTIC-NEXT is pleased to announce this Online Proposers Day in January to foster new project ideas for the upcoming Spring Call. The next Spring Call for Project Proposals is open until 14th of April 2022. The goal of this Call is to expand knowledge, boost visibility and promote cooperative efforts for innovative results. The aim of this Proposers Day is to learn about CELTIC , to discuss project ideas with potential partners  and to find out about funding opportunities in your countries. Due to Covid-19 this Proposers Day will be held in an online format to provide you a save environment during these challenging times to exchange on the latest project ideas. This Proposers Day is a discussion fora for organisations that are interested to participate in a research project and want to benefit from performing collaborative research through one of the EUREKA Clusters CELTIC-NEXT. We expect that Project Proposals in the area of telecommunications and ICT  will be created. Please keep in mind that presenting a new project idea at this Proposers Day is the best way to make your idea known and to find potential new partners for your project. Make sure you send us ([email protected]) your pitch presentation as soon as possible and not later than 24 January 2022, using the following template. Find out about Proposal Ideas of previous Proposers Days and CELTIC Events The Agenda: 8:50 – 9:00 Early Opening                                                              Overall Moderation 9:00 – 9:10 Welcome by Mr. Jari Lehmusvuori, CELTIC-NEXT Vice-Chair, NOKIA 9:10 – 9:40 Keynote: “3GPP 5G-Advanced – outlook to Release 18” by Mr. Antti Toskala,  NOKIA, Bell Labs Fellow 9:40 – 10:00 Presentation of CELTIC-NEXT by Mr. Xavier Priem, CELTIC-NEXT Director 10:00 – 10:15 How to submit a Proposal by Mr. Xavier Priem, CELTIC-NEXT Director 10:15 – 10:30 Best Practices by Mr. Jari Lehmusvuori, CELTIC-NEXT Vice-Chair, NOKIA 10:30 – 11:00 Keynote: “Evolution of Tower Business and 5G Private Networks” by Mr. Jose Antonio Aranda-Legazpe, CELLNEX, Product Strategy and Innovation Director 11:00 – 11:15 Brokerage Tool, Mrs. Christiane Reinsch, CELTIC-NEXT Programme Coordinator 11:15 – 11:20 Virtual Coffee Break 11:20 – 11:30 Presentation of Future Calls by Mr. Xavier Priem, CELTIC Director 11:30 – 12:00 CELTIC-NEXT project framework funding scheme presented by PAs from other participating Countries Moderator: Mrs Christiane Reinsch, CELTIC-NEXT Programme Coordinator Funding situation and research focus areas in Spain                                 Mrs Juana Sanchez, CDTI Sweden                             Mrs Marlene Häggström, Vinnova 12:00 – 13:00 Q&A on the morning sessions 13:00 – 14:00 Virtual Lunch 14:00 – 15:00   Panel Business impacts of CELTIC Projects Moderator: Riza Durucasugil, CELTIC-NEXT Vice-Chair, NETAS Turkey MUSCLES: Mr. Ayman Radwan 5GMEDE: Mr. Jean-Charles Point RELIANCE: Mr. Elio Saltalamacchia 15:00 – 16:00 CELTIC-NEXT Proposal Presentations – Potential proposers present their ideas    Moderator: Christiane Reinsch, CELTIC-NEXT Programme Coordinator ·        Short information what the proposal is about (vision, motivation, research domains, impact, planned schedule) ·        Expertise of partners, proposers are looking for ·        Contact information DOWNLOAD PITCH PRESENTATIONCONTACTCOMPANYCOUNTRYCONSORTIUM BUILDING SESSION TrustVPNRoberto GuancialeKTHSwedenSave the date 01.02 -10:00-10:30 SACAIFerhat KutluKocSistemTurkeySave the date 27.01 - 14:00-14:30 AppcentOzan Uysal and Cem YilmazAppcentTurkeySave the date 28.01 1500-15:30 KalisMaria LindqvistUppsala UniversityFinlandSave the date 27.01 14:30-15:00 AIROHARSHAthith SagarCentriaFinlandSave the date 28.01 14:00-14:30 Efficient and Reliable Intelligent Security Solutions for EV Energy EcosystemNishat I MowlaRISESwedenSave the date 28.01 10:00-10:30 16:00 – 16:10 Consortium Building Sessions and Brokerage Tool   

  • CELTIC News 1/2022
    by Audrey Bienvenu on 01/01/2022 at 09:35

    Issue: 1/2022CELTIC News 1/2022 In this Edition: CELTIC Chair’s Corner: The new improved Eureka Clusters Programme Eureka The Eureka CELTIC – ESA Space-ICT Programme Project Highlights: Health5G – Healthcare Transforming with 5G Wireless Tech Link to all News Issues


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  • Cisco Unveils Groundbreaking 5G and IoT Innovations at Mobile World Congress 2023
    on 03/03/2023 at 13:00

    Insights from Masum Mir on news from the largest event of the year for the connectivity ecosystem.More RSS Feeds: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/rss-feeds.html

  • Racing to the Future: How Autonomous Vehicle Networks are Revolutionizing Connectivity
    on 02/03/2023 at 13:00

    What do the Indy Autonomous Challenge, wireless connectivity, and the future of self-driving cars have in common?More RSS Feeds: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/rss-feeds.html

  • Cisco Announces March 2023 Event with the Financial Community
    on 01/03/2023 at 13:00

    Press release announcing March event with the financial communityMore RSS Feeds: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/rss-feeds.html

  • Press Kit Mobile World Congress 2023
    on 27/02/2023 at 13:00

    Cisco announces new solutions for a simplifying wireless experiences, accelerating 5g and in-vehicle innovation for hybrid work at Cisco MWC 2023More RSS Feeds: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/rss-feeds.html

  • Cisco @ Mobile World Congress: Showcasing Simple and Secure Wireless Experiences to Help Businesses Connect More People and Things
    on 27/02/2023 at 05:00

    Cisco spotlights new projects with global partners including BT Group, KPN, Telenor, Telstra, Telus, Tele2, and TIM to help enterprise customers manage IoT deployments with simplicity, automation and speed. New wireless, cloud and IoT products and solutions launching include Cisco’s Mobility Services platform for advanced mobile IoT use-cases, Cisco Meraki MG51 and MG51E 5G Gateways for business internet, Wi-Fi6E-ready products, routing solutions for hybrid work, and more. Cisco is working with Mercedes-Benz to provide an optimal mobile office experience in new Mercedes-Benz E Class vehicles; Webex by Cisco will serve as the luxury sedan’s first collaboration application. Cisco Executive Vice President and General Manager of Security and Collaboration, Jeetu Patel, will deliver a keynote with McLaren CTO Ed Green, "Winning F1 races: Behind the scenes with Webex and McLaren Racing”: Wednesday, 1 March, 1:15 - 2:15 pm CET, MWC Stage C, Hall 6.More RSS Feeds: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/rss-feeds.html


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  • Pennsylvania State University Joins Oracle Academy to Help Students Become Cloud Developers and Technology Leaders
    on 28/10/2020 at 23:23

    Press Release Pennsylvania State University Joins Oracle Academy to Help Students Become Cloud Developers and Technology Leaders Penn State’s 22 Campuses Gain Free Cloud Resources, Curriculum, Faculty Training, and Technology Redwood Shores, Calif.—Oct 28, 2020 Today, Oracle announced that The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) will now offer Oracle Academy computing education curriculum and resources across 22 campuses, which serve nearly 100,000 students. Through the collaboration, students receive hands-on technology experience and develop skills to become career-ready in the era of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data science, and beyond.   “In today’s economy, technology is essential to every industry,” said Donald J. Welch Ph.D., Penn State’s vice president for Information Technology and chief information officer. “Oracle Academy’s wide range of resources – including creative and engaging curriculum designed for diverse groups, personalized faculty trainings, and access to Oracle Cloud Free Tier – provide Penn State students with unique opportunities to understand and experience the technologies changing the world.”   “We are thrilled that Penn State has joined Oracle Academy in a shared mission to advance computing education,” said Denise Hobbs, North America Regional Director, Oracle Academy. “Deploying Oracle Academy resources at one of the world’s leading higher education and research institutions highlights the value of our program and helps bring essential computing knowledge and skills to more American university students.”   Oracle’s leadership in cloud and emerging technologies propels Oracle Academy’s innovation-focused curriculum, resources, and workshops. As an Oracle Academy Institutional Member, Penn State will gain free access to a wide range of computing tools and training, including:   Oracle Academy Cloud Program: Access to Oracle Autonomous Database and Compute Virtual Machines (VM) through Oracle Cloud Free Tier, as well as 3,500 hours of free cloud credits annually for emerging technologies, infrastructure, database, application development, and more. Oracle Application Express (APEX): Access to Oracle Application Express (APEX) for hands-on practice in the cloud. APEX is a cloud-based, low-code development platform that enables users to build scalable, secure enterprise apps, with world-class features, that can be deployed anywhere. NetSuite: Access to NetSuite and NetSuite OneWorld software as a service (SaaS) solutions to provide students with practical, hands-on business computing experience in enterprise resource planning (ERP), sales and marketing, ecommerce, supply chain, and more. Curriculum and Learning Resources: College-ready and career-focused curriculum and learning modules in Java, database, and project management. A sampling of courses include: Artificial Intelligence with Machine Learning in Java, Oracle Application Express (APEX) Development Foundations, and Oracle Primavera P6 Professional Project Management Fundamentals.   The Penn State faculty are fully supported by Oracle Academy to help students learn, build, explore, and become innovators and leaders in and outside of the classroom.   Supporting Resources Join Oracle Academy Learn about Oracle Cloud Follow Oracle Academy on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook Contact Info Julie Sugishita Cantor Oracle Corporate Communications 1.650.506.0076 [email protected] About Oracle Academy As Oracle’s global, philanthropic educational program, Oracle Academy advances computing education around the world to increase knowledge, innovation, skills development, and diversity in technology fields. The program engages with thousands of educational institutions and educators in more than 120 countries, helping millions of students become college and career ready.   About Oracle The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com. Trademarks Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Call Social Talk to a Press Contact Julie Sugishita Cantor 1.650.506.0076 Follow Oracle Corporate Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus YouTube Oracle Social Media Directory Oracle RSS Directory

  • Sultanate of Oman Launches Major National Project to Strengthen Digital Economy
    on 13/07/2020 at 17:56

    Press Release Sultanate of Oman Launches Major National Project to Strengthen Digital Economy Selects Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] to Realize Country’s Vision for 2040 Redwood Shores Calif—Jul 13, 2020 Today Oracle announced that the Government of the Sultanate of Oman has selected Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] to support the Government’s national initiative to accelerate digital transformation across more than 120 government and semi-government entities with an integrated Government Cloud (G – Cloud) platform. The initiative is led by the Oman Information and Communications Technology Group (OICTG), a new entity established by the Oman Investment Authority (OIA), owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] provides the Government with a fully managed cloud region that brings all of Oracle’s second-generation cloud services, including Autonomous Database, to the government’s datacenters. “At OICTG, our aim is to design digital initiatives to strengthen the country’s digital economy in line with Oman’s Vision 2040 framework,” said His Highness Al Sayyid Kamil bin Fahad Al Said, Chairman, OICTG. “We are working toward creating an integrated cloud-ready modern IT infrastructure that provides seamless scalability, agility, and security with a compelling cost of ownership.” “Cooperation with Oracle demonstrates OICTG’s focus on innovation and 4IR trends: migrating on-premises Oracle ERP and CRM applications to a cloud environment, developing customised cloud native applications, and exploring the implementation of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Big Data and high-performance computing (HPC), while following Oman’s data sovereignty regulations,” said Al Mandhari, Chief Executive Officer, OICTG. “Oracle Dedication Region [email protected] in Oman will help us explore several dynamic use cases for Omani Government entities.” Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] enables customers, like the government of Oman, to run an entire IT portfolio on a cloud infrastructure with physical control of infrastructure and data, to help meet the most demanding data sovereignty requirements. The fully managed cloud region provides strong isolation of customer data, including all API operations, which remain local to the government’s datacenters and provide the highest levels of security. Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] provides significant cost benefits to more than 120 Omani Government entities under the Oman G – Cloud initiative. Omani Government entities will be able to drive agility by quickly bringing new applications and services online in efficient and cost-effective manner compared to an on-premises platform. “Making cloud innovation more accessible to governments and enterprises with superior security, infrastructure, performance, reliability, and data management is a key priority for Oracle,” said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, Senior Vice President, Technology, MEA & CEE, Oracle. “The Sultanate of Oman’s ‘Cloud First’ national strategy to drive socio economic success for the country is inspiring. Government entities in Oman will now be able to quickly respond to changing economic conditions by rapidly scaling and introducing secure innovative services.” Contact Info Nicole Maloney Oracle PR +1.650.506.0806 [email protected] Katie Barron Oracle PR +1.202.904.1138 [email protected] About Oracle The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com. Trademarks Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Call Social Talk to a Press Contact Nicole Maloney +1.650.506.0806 Katie Barron +1.202.904.1138 Follow Oracle Corporate Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus YouTube Oracle Social Media Directory Oracle RSS Directory

  • Oracle Awarded Framework Agreement from Government of Canada
    on 09/07/2020 at 12:00

    Press Release Oracle Awarded Framework Agreement from Government of Canada New initiative expands cloud options for Oracle-based workloads including Oracle Database, Weblogic, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, and Siebel Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 9, 2020 Oracle announced today the award of a Framework Agreement for the provision of secure cloud services to the Government of Canada. This agreement gives Oracle’s Canadian federal government customers the ability to securely store, manage and process sensitive data and applications in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Focused on a “cloud-first” strategy, the Government of Canada uses cloud services as its preferred delivery option when initiating information technology investments, initiatives, strategies and projects. The access to Oracle Cloud regions in Toronto and Montreal afforded by this agreement will help support Canadian government and affiliated public sector entities in their digital transformation efforts. Oracle Cloud is ideal for mission-critical workloads like financials and other back office applications, as well as newer workloads like simulations, machine learning, and cloud native applications. Oracle’s Canadian Cloud regions today offer Oracle Cloud services that include Compute (CPU and GPU virtual machine and bare metal), Storage (block, object, and archive storage, including new immutable object storage capabilities), Oracle Database and Oracle Exadata Cloud Services, FastConnect, Identity and Access Management, Key Management Service, and Load Balancer. “This Framework Agreement for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is a critical step in meeting the growing demands and compliance requirements of our public sector customers,” said Walter Dann, Area Vice President, Oracle Public Sector. “By achieving this milestone, we are able to help the federal government and Canadian public sector tap into our second generation cloud to not just keep pace, but also stay ahead of the evolving business and technology landscape. Oracle’s outstanding price-performance, Oracle Autonomous Database, machine learning and AI innovations along with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure secure by design will be key to enabling our customers’ enterprise workloads in the cloud.” Oracle is pleased to work with the Government of Canada to support the evaluation of Oracle Cloud. Working with the Government of Canada, Oracle Cloud was assessed across a robust set of controls and global certifications including SOC and ISO. Oracle’s support of these controls and certifications assures customers that all workloads across the government and private sector meet a high level of assurance.   Oracle Cloud was developed with a particular focus on addressing government cloud needs with capabilities including strong encryption, in-depth auditing, and robust security controls and tools.  With this new agreement, the Government of Canada now has access to a compelling array of advanced technology, including machine learning-enabled applications, integrated security tools, automated analytics, and Oracle Autonomous Database. Oracle Cloud is a second generation enterprise cloud platform that delivers powerful compute and networking performance and includes a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure and platform cloud services. With this new agreement, the Government of Canada now has access to the only second generation Cloud built to run Oracle Autonomous Database, the industry’s first and only self-driving database with performance SLAs. Today, thousands of public sector customers worldwide use Oracle’s digital solutions to transform how their constituents engage with government. Now, these cloud services will be extended to Oracle’s largest customer in the Canadian region. Learn more about what cloud services are available today in Canada. Contact Info Katie Barron Oracle +1.202.904.1138 [email protected] Nicole Maloney Oracle +1.650.606.0806 [email protected] About Oracle The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com. Trademarks Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Call Social Talk to a Press Contact Katie Barron +1.202.904.1138 Nicole Maloney +1.650.606.0806 Follow Oracle Corporate Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus YouTube Oracle Social Media Directory Oracle RSS Directory

  • Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC Explores Breakthrough Tissue “Fingerprints” Concept for Cancer Diagnostics Using Oracle Cloud Technology
    on 09/07/2020 at 12:00

    Press Release Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC Explores Breakthrough Tissue “Fingerprints” Concept for Cancer Diagnostics Using Oracle Cloud Technology Tissue “fingerprinting” enables deep-learning algorithm to predict biomarkers, prognosis and theragnosis, set to improve understanding of cancer biology and accelerate clinical workflows, new research finds. Los Angeles and Redwood Shores, CA—Jul 9, 2020 The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC (“Ellison Institute”) and Oracle reveal a promising two-step technique to train a high-confidence predictive algorithm for enhanced cancer diagnostics. The study uses novel tissue “fingerprints”—discriminating microscopic hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) histologic features—of tumors paired with correct diagnoses to facilitate deep learning in the classification of breast cancer ER/PR/HER2 status. The approach was able to achieve unprecedented diagnostic accuracy for an algorithm of its type and purpose, while using less than a thousand annotated breast cancer pathology slides. The findings suggest that the algorithm’s ability to make correlations between a tumor’s architectural pattern and a correct diagnosis can ultimately help clinicians determine how a tumor will behave to a given treatment.  The study was facilitated by Oracle for Research, Oracle’s global program that provides selected researchers with access to Oracle Cloud technology, consulting and support, and participation in the Oracle research user community. The research appears in Scientific Reports. Challenges of medical machine learning The challenge of developing artificial intelligence (AI) tools to diagnose cancer is that machine learning algorithms require clinically annotated data from tens of thousands of patients to analyze before they can recognize meaningful relationships in the data with consistency and high confidence. An ideal size dataset is nearly impossible to gather in cancer pathology.  Researchers training computers to diagnose cancer typically only have access to hundreds or low thousands of pathology slides annotated with correct diagnoses. To overcome this limitation, the Ellison Institute scientists introduced a two-step process of priming the algorithm to identify unique patterns in cancerous tissue before teaching it the correct diagnoses. “If you train a computer to reproduce what a person knows how to do, it’s never going to get far beyond human performance,” said lead author Rishi Rawat, PhD. “But if you train it on a task 10 times harder than anything a person could do you give it a chance to go beyond human capability. With tissue fingerprinting, we can train a computer to look through thousands of tumor images and recognize the visual features to identify an individual tumor. Through training, we have essentially evolved a computer eye that’s optimized to look at cancer patterns.” The first step in the process introduces the concept of tissue “fingerprints,” or distinguishing architectural patterns in a tumor’s tissue, that an algorithm can use to discriminate between samples because no two patients’ tumors are identical.  These fingerprints are the result of biological variations such as the presence of signaling molecules and receptors that influence the 3D organization of a tumor. The study shows that AI spotted these fine, structural differentiations on pathology slides with greater accuracy and reliability than the human eye, and was able to recognize these variations without human guidance. In this study, the research team took digital pathology images, split them in half and prompted a machine learning algorithm to pair them back together based on their molecular fingerprints.  This practice showcased the algorithm’s ability to group “same” and “different” pathology slides without paired diagnoses, which allowed the team to train the algorithm on large, unannotated datasets (a technique known as self-supervised learning). “With clinically annotated pathology data in short supply, we must use it wisely when building classifiers,” said corresponding author Dan Ruderman, PhD., director of analytics and machine learning at the Ellison Institute. “Our work leveraged abundant unannotated data to find a reduced set of tumor features that can represent unique biology. Building classifiers upon the biology that these features represent enables us to efficiently focus the precious annotated data on clinical aspects.” Once the model was trained to identify breast cancer tissue structure that distinguishes patients, the second step called upon its established grouping ability to learn which of those known patterns correlated to a particular diagnosis.  The discovery training set of 939 cases obtained from The Cancer Genome Atlas enabled the algorithm to accurately assign diagnostic categories of ER, PR, and Her2 status to whole slide H&E images with 0.89 AUC (ER), 0.81 AUC (PR), and 0.79 AUC (HER2) on a large independent test set of 2531 breast cancer cases from the Australian Breast Cancer Tissue Bank. While using Oracle Cloud technology, the study’s groundbreaking technique creates a new paradigm in medical machine learning, which may allow the future use of machine learning to process unannotated or unlabeled tissue specimens, as well as variably processed tissue samples, to assist pathologists in cancer diagnostics. “Oracle for Research is thrilled to support and accelerate the Ellison Institute’s trailblazing discoveries through advanced cloud technology,” said Mamei Sun, Vice President, Oracle. “The Ellison Institute’s innovative use of machine learning and AI can revolutionize cancer research, treatment, and patient care – and ultimately improve the lives of many.” Technique democratizes cancer diagnosis In breast cancer, tumors that express a molecule called estrogen receptor look unique at the cellular level and fall into their own diagnostic category because they typically respond to anti-estrogen therapies.  Currently, pathologists must use chemical stains to probe biopsy samples for the presence of the estrogen receptor to make that diagnosis, and the process is time-consuming, expensive and variable.  The established algorithm aims to improve pathologists’ accuracy and efficiency in a digital pathology workflow by directly analyzing tumor images to diagnose them as “estrogen receptor positive” without staining specifically for estrogen receptor. The study’s results support the notion that the use of tissue “fingerprints” may allow for a direct treatment response prediction, potentially obviating the need for molecular staining approaches currently utilized in cancer theragnosis. An exciting application of this technology lies in the possibility of deploying computer-assisted diagnostics in medically underserved regions and developing nations that lack expert pathologists, specialists and the laboratory infrastructure to stain for molecular markers. While the study suggests additional investigation is warranted to gain a deeper understanding of AI’s ability to determine molecular status based on tissue architecture, it sets the stage for future applications where the technique could potentially aid in troubleshooting challenging tumor classification issues and enhance human pathologists’ abilities to arrive at correct diagnoses and better inform treatment decisions. About this study In addition to Rawat and Ruderman, other study authors include Itzel Ortega, Preeyam Roy and David Agus of the Ellison Institute; along with Ellison Institute affiliate Fei Sha of USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience; and USC collaborator Darryl Shibata of the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at Keck School of Medicine. The study’s computing resources were facilitated by Oracle Cloud Infrastructure through Oracle for Research, Oracle’s global program providing free cloud credits and technical support to researchers, and was supported in part by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant BCRF-18-002.   In addition to his appointment at the Ellison Institute, Ruderman is an assistant professor of research medicine at USC’s Keck School of Medicine. Contact Info Julie Sugishita Cantor Oracle Corporate Communications (650) 506-0076 [email protected] Ballantines PR (310) 454-3080 [email protected]ballantinespr.com About Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC The Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine was founded in 2016 to leverage technology, spark innovation, and drive interdisciplinary, evidence-based research to reimagine and redefine cancer treatment, enhance health, and transform lives. Under the leadership of Dr. David B. Agus, MD, the Ellison Institute was designed to tackle the difficult questions in health care and research to push the boundaries of medicine forward.  The objective of the Ellison Institute is the rigorous and rapid translation of novel technologies into practice for use in clinical, diagnostic, and laboratory settings. The Institute is comprised of dedicated clinicians, experts and thought-leaders from disparate backgrounds who have come together to make a meaningful, positive impact on the lives of patients. This one-of-a-kind Institute hopes to serve as a powerful catalyst for innovation and reimagining the status quo in medical research and cancer treatments. For more information, visit Ellison.usc.edu. About Oracle for Research Oracle for Research is a global community that is working to address complex problems and drive meaningful change in the world. The program provides scientists, researchers, and university innovators with high-value, cost-effective Cloud technologies, participation in Oracle research user community, and access to Oracle’s technical support network. Through the program’s free cloud credits, users can leverage Oracle’s proven technology and infrastructure while keeping research-developed IP private and secure. Learn more at https://www.oracle.com/oracle-for-research/. About Oracle The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com. Trademarks Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Call Social Talk to a Press Contact Julie Sugishita Cantor (650) 506-0076 Ballantines PR (310) 454-3080 Follow Oracle Corporate Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus YouTube Oracle Social Media Directory Oracle RSS Directory

  • Oracle Announces Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected]
    on 08/07/2020 at 07:04

    Press Release Oracle Announces Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] Industry’s first fully managed cloud region brings 100% of Oracle’s public cloud services, including Oracle Autonomous Database and Cloud applications, to customer datacenters Pricing starts at only $500K per month, a small fraction of what customers would have to pay for a one-off region from other cloud providers Customers include Nomura Research Institute (NRI) in Japan and Oman Information and Communications Technology Group Redwood Shores, Calif.—Jul 8, 2020 Driven by strong customer demand, Oracle today announced Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected], the industry’s first fully-managed cloud region that brings all of Oracle’s second-generation cloud services, including Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud applications, to customer datacenters, starting at only $500K a month. Get started here. With this offering, enterprises get the exact same complete set of modern cloud services, APIs, industry-leading SLAs, superior price-performance, and highest levels of security available from Oracle’s public cloud regions in their own datacenters. This is ideal for highly regulated or security-focused businesses needing to meet demanding latency and data residency requirements, reduce operational costs, and modernize legacy applications. Over the past few years, enterprise adoption of public clouds has gone mainstream as companies took advantage of the pay-as-you-go economics, scale, and agility of cloud computing. However, most enterprises expect to continue to run a portion of their workloads in on-premises datacenters for the foreseeable future. This has resulted in strong demand from customers for a hybrid architecture where the same services, same functionality, and easy portability of applications exists between their public and on-premises cloud environments. But until today, no solution was able to bridge the gap between cloud and on-premises environments. On-premises offerings from other cloud providers offer a very small subset of the services available in their public cloud regions. With today’s announcement, Oracle is making all of its cloud services—more than 50 services—available on-premises so enterprises can use Oracle’s cloud services wherever they need them—in the cloud or on-premises via [email protected] “Enterprise customers have told us that they want the full experience of a public cloud on-premises, including access to all of Oracle’s cloud services, to run their most important workloads,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president of engineering, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “With Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected], enterprises get all of our second-generation cloud services, including Autonomous Database, in their datacenters. Our major competitors can’t offer customers a comparable dedicated cloud region running on-premises.” Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] includes full management capabilities and access to new features and functions the moment they become available in Oracle’s public cloud. It provides strong isolation of customer data, including all API operations, which remain local to customer datacenters and provide the highest levels of security. Additionally, Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] is certified to seamlessly run Oracle Cloud applications, including Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications (Cloud ERP, Cloud HCM, Cloud SCM, and Cloud CX, making it a completely integrated cloud experience on-premises. Customers only pay for services they consume using the same predictable low pricing offered in Oracle’s public cloud regions. “With Dedicated Region [email protected], Oracle delivers a slice of its public cloud experience into customer datacenters, with no changes in pricing or capabilities,” said Deepak Mohan, Research Director at IDC. “This represents a new direction for public cloud providers, who have historically offered only limited versions of their services to customer premises. Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] brings the full capabilities of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications, including over 50 services, to customer premises. This brings together public cloud service capability with the compliance, latency and co-location benefits of on premises—which can be a game changer for large scale digital transformation efforts at enterprises.” Global Organizations Adopt Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] Nomura Research Institute (NRI), Ltd. is the largest consulting firm and IT solutions provider in Japan. “With Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected], we can use Oracle Exadata as a cloud service and achieve greater agility, such as seamless expansion, while maintaining high availability at the same level as on-premises,” said Tomoshiro Takemoto, Senior Corporate Managing Director, NRI. “Built in our own datacenter, it also enables us to not only provide SOC2 reports based on Japanese security standards in financial industries, but it also allows us to access broader cloud services and tools provided by Oracle and further increase our business value for our customers. With Oracle’s Dedicated Region, we can significantly reduce our on-premises costs and invest more in our digital transformation.” Oman Information and Communications Technology Group is an entity owned by State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) of the Government of Oman. “Oman Information and Communications Technology Group (OICTG), is committed to propel and shape the Sultanate’s ICT sector. Our investments, focused initiatives and bespoke partnerships aim to unlock the full potential of ICT. So, by fostering Omani talents, we will actively support the ongoing diversification of Oman’s economic development as outlined in His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik’s Oman 2040 Vision,” said HH Sayyid Kamil Fahad Al-Said; Chairman of Oman ICT Group. “Furthermore, and to meet the Sultanate’s needs of digital transformation, our centralized, innovatively structured digital framework will support the ownership and management of cloud-ready IT services. The OICTG’s sustainable, economically sensitive budget and attainable, realistic time-bound goals will guarantee maximum operational performance, flexible scalability and a secure data residency file under the accountable canopy of the Oman Investment Authority.” “Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] enables a variety of use cases, from migrating Oracle ERP and CRM applications to deploying custom developed applications using Oracle Database, as well as implementing Digital Innovation Services (Blockchain, AI, Big Data) and High-Performance Computing (HPC), all while following the country regulations regarding data sovereignty,” said Said Al-Mandhari, CEO, Oman ICT Group. Additional Resources Learn more about Oracle Dedicated Region [email protected] Read the technical blog See what customers and industry analysts are saying Learn more about Oracle [email protected] Contact Info Nicole Maloney Oracle PR +1.650.506.0806 [email protected] About Oracle The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain and Manufacturing, plus Highly Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database. For more information about Oracle (NYSE: ORCL), please visit us at www.oracle.com. Future Product Disclaimer The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, timing, and pricing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products may change and remains at the sole discretion of Oracle Corporation. Trademarks Oracle and Java are registered trademarks of Oracle and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Call Social Talk to a Press Contact Nicole Maloney +1.650.506.0806 Follow Oracle Corporate Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google Plus YouTube Oracle Social Media Directory Oracle RSS Directory


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  • 1INCH Price Prediction 2025
    by Hristo Momchilov on 24/03/2022 at 10:01

    What would be our price prediction of 1inch in five years? Because of demand growth in the cryptocurrency market in previous years, traders had grown progressively widespread and would like to understand the information for the following common queries: Is 1INCH a worthwhile investment? How much is one-inch value in 2025? How much is that … 1INCH Price Prediction 2025 Read More » The post 1INCH Price Prediction 2025 appeared first on Big Data Europe.

  • Aave Price Prediction 2022-2026: Will It Skyrocket?
    by Hristo Momchilov on 23/03/2022 at 10:38

    What is Aave Price Prediction in 2026? Where will Aave be in the next five years? The AAVE token valuation has been falling since about 2022, reaching a 90-day drop of $131.98 on January 24. At the time of posting (February 2), AAVE was operating at $159.86, down and over 76% from its all-time peak … Aave Price Prediction 2022-2026: Will It Skyrocket? Read More » The post Aave Price Prediction 2022-2026: Will It Skyrocket? appeared first on Big Data Europe.

  • Binance Coin Price Forecast 2030: The Future It Holds
    by Hristo Momchilov on 23/03/2022 at 10:13

    What is a Binance Coin? Is Binance Coin a good investment? Learn in this article about the expert price forecast for Binance Coin and what the future holds in 2030. Binance Coin had a hugely successful year in 2019. Whereas the coin slowed slightly in the second period of the year, it gained a significant … Binance Coin Price Forecast 2030: The Future It Holds Read More » The post Binance Coin Price Forecast 2030: The Future It Holds appeared first on Big Data Europe.

  • Quant Price Prediction 2025 | Making it to the Top
    by Daniel on 22/03/2022 at 17:29

    Basics of QNT: Quant Coin and the Quant Network Launched in June 2018, Quant has a primary goal of fully intent on associating blockchains and networks worldwide, without diminishing the proficiency and interoperability of the organisation.  QNT is an Ethereum token for controlling Quant Network’s Overledger image of big business programming arrangements, which plan to … Quant Price Prediction 2025 | Making it to the Top Read More » The post Quant Price Prediction 2025 | Making it to the Top appeared first on Big Data Europe.

  • CRV Price Prediction 2030 | Will it Soar Heights?
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  • 2022 annual results: Atos delivering on strategic transformation plan
    by Atos on 28/02/2023 at 18:39

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  • Atos launches new 5G security offering
    by Atos on 22/02/2023 at 13:30

    Atos launches its new ‘5Guard’ security offering for organizations looking to deploy private 5G networks and for telecom operators looking to enable integrated, automated, and orchestrated security to protect and defend their assets and customers The post Atos launches new 5G security offering appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos is Entering into Next Phase of Discussions with Airbus to Form a Long-Term Strategic and Technological Partnership and to Sell a Minority Stake in Evidian
    by Atos on 16/02/2023 at 05:50

    Atos today announced that it has received an indicative offer from Airbus to enter into a long-term strategic and technological agreement and to acquire a minority stake of 29.9% in Evidian. The post Atos is Entering into Next Phase of Discussions with Airbus to Form a Long-Term Strategic and Technological Partnership and to Sell a Minority Stake in Evidian appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos included in S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2023
    by Atos on 13/02/2023 at 13:00

    Atos today announces that it has, for the 10th consecutive year, been included in S&P’s Global Sustainability Yearbook. For this 2023 edition Atos has received a Top 10% S&P Global ESG score in the IT Services industry. I The post Atos included in S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2023 appeared first on Atos.

  • EcoAct steps up climate data efforts with new Climate Data Analytics Unit headed by financial and climate risk expert Nadège Lespagnol
    by Atos on 13/02/2023 at 09:31

    EcoAct, an Atos company, today launches a new Climate Data Analytics Unit within its mission to support both public and private organisations’ decarbonisation journeys. The new unit will develop modelling tools and digital solutions that will enable an enhanced assessment and management of clients’ carbon and biodiversity footprints, as well as related risks and opportunities. With this new offering, EcoAct aims to optimise the potential of data science combined with impact analysis to help clients adapt to climate change and transform their business models in their transition to a net-zero global economy. The post EcoAct steps up climate data efforts with new Climate Data Analytics Unit headed by financial and climate risk expert Nadège Lespagnol appeared first on Atos.


  • 2022 annual results: Atos delivering on strategic transformation plan
    by Atos on 28/02/2023 at 18:39

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  • Atos launches new 5G security offering
    by Atos on 22/02/2023 at 13:30

    Atos launches its new ‘5Guard’ security offering for organizations looking to deploy private 5G networks and for telecom operators looking to enable integrated, automated, and orchestrated security to protect and defend their assets and customers The post Atos launches new 5G security offering appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos included in S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2023
    by Atos on 13/02/2023 at 13:00

    Atos today announces that it has, for the 10th consecutive year, been included in S&P’s Global Sustainability Yearbook. For this 2023 edition Atos has received a Top 10% S&P Global ESG score in the IT Services industry. I The post Atos included in S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2023 appeared first on Atos.

  • EcoAct steps up climate data efforts with new Climate Data Analytics Unit headed by financial and climate risk expert Nadège Lespagnol
    by Atos on 13/02/2023 at 09:31

    EcoAct, an Atos company, today launches a new Climate Data Analytics Unit within its mission to support both public and private organisations’ decarbonisation journeys. The new unit will develop modelling tools and digital solutions that will enable an enhanced assessment and management of clients’ carbon and biodiversity footprints, as well as related risks and opportunities. With this new offering, EcoAct aims to optimise the potential of data science combined with impact analysis to help clients adapt to climate change and transform their business models in their transition to a net-zero global economy. The post EcoAct steps up climate data efforts with new Climate Data Analytics Unit headed by financial and climate risk expert Nadège Lespagnol appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos enters into exclusive negotiations with Mitel for the sale of its Unified Communications & Collaboration business (Unify)
    by Atos on 24/01/2023 at 19:00

    Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces that is has entered into exclusive negotiations with Mitel Networks Corp (“Mitel”) for the sale of its Unified Communications & Collaboration Services businesses (“Unify”)[1]. The post Atos enters into exclusive negotiations with Mitel for the sale of its Unified Communications & Collaboration business (Unify) appeared first on Atos.


  • Atos ensures effective and secure delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022
    by Atos on 17/03/2022 at 14:30

    The Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 ended after a successful edition, despite the unique context in which the event was held. The post Atos ensures effective and secure delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos’ cloud orchestration success behind Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
    by Atos on 29/09/2021 at 08:00

    Once more, Atos, Worldwide IT Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, successfully enabled thousands of fans to share the athletes' experience by orchestrating and securing all the IT systems behind the event. The post Atos’ cloud orchestration success behind Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos successfully delivered critical IT for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the most digitally connected Olympic Games in history
    by Atos on 17/08/2021 at 12:00

    Atos, the Worldwide IT Partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, today announced it has run and orchestrated the key digital IT systems that helped to safely and securely deliver the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, and enabled billions of fans around the world to follow the competitions in these unprecedented times. The post Atos successfully delivered critical IT for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the most digitally connected Olympic Games in history appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos becomes the Official Cybersecurity Services and Operations Supporter of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024
    by Atos on 16/04/2021 at 13:16

    Paris, April 16, 2021 Atos and the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games today announced their partnership. Atos becomes the exclusive Official Cybersecurity Services and Operations Supporter for the event. To digitally secure both the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, Atos will provide cybersecurity products and solutions, manage cybersecurity planning The post Atos becomes the Official Cybersecurity Services and Operations Supporter of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos and IOC Extend Worldwide Olympic Partnership
    by Atos on 09/07/2020 at 12:15

    Atos and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today announced an extension to their long-standing Worldwide Olympic Partnership through to 2024.  The post Atos and IOC Extend Worldwide Olympic Partnership appeared first on Atos.



  • Atos publishes its 2018 Integrated Report: People at the heart of sustainable digital transformation
    by Atos on 07/05/2019 at 08:00

    Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has today published its integrated report, which presents a global vision of the group. For the first time, all of the most relevant information in terms of financial and non-financial performance, strategy and achievements are consolidated in an integrated and consistent way in a single report. The post Atos publishes its 2018 Integrated Report: People at the heart of sustainable digital transformation appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos and OneWeb Satellites make the world first mass-production of satellites real
    by Atos on 12/03/2019 at 10:19

    Atos announces that it supported OneWeb in the successful launch of 6 satellites on February 27th, providing all the Assembly, Integration and Testing (AIT) equipment while achieving the world’s first mass-production of satellites. The post Atos and OneWeb Satellites make the world first mass-production of satellites real appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos launches the most comprehensive 4G private and tactical LTE communication solution on the market
    by Atos on 13/06/2018 at 08:34

    Paris, June 13 2018 Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, presents for the first time at Eurosatory its LTE critical, tactical, secure and resilient communications offer. The acquisitions of Air-Lynx and Siemens Convergence Creators (CVC) earlier this year, strengthened Atos’ portfolio offering making it now the most comprehensive and integrated LTE offer on the The post Atos launches the most comprehensive 4G private and tactical LTE communication solution on the market appeared first on Atos.

  • Atos recognized by international non-profit organization CDP as a world leader for corporate action on climate change
    by Atos on 25/10/2017 at 07:59

    Atos positioned on Climate A List for fifth consecutive year   Paris, October 25 2017 Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, has been awarded the highest score in climate performance by the CDP and is listed on the 2017 Climate A List for the fifth consecutive year. Thousands of companies have submitted information to The post Atos recognized by international non-profit organization CDP as a world leader for corporate action on climate change appeared first on Atos.

  • Worldline to host today an Investor Day presenting the next milestone of its Pan-European leadership ambitions
    by Atos on 03/10/2017 at 05:04

    All 2017-2019 objectives raised: Revenue organic growth: After 3.5% to 4% for 2017, 5% to 7% for 2018 and 6% to 8% for 2019 OMDA: Above 22.5% in 2019 Free cash Flow: €230m to €245m in 2019 Acquisition of MRL PosNet: reinforcement of Worldline’s presence in India Paris, October 3rd, 2017 Atos today announces that The post Worldline to host today an Investor Day presenting the next milestone of its Pan-European leadership ambitions appeared first on Atos.




Cisco Newsroom: Press Releases Cisco's Latest Press Releases

  • Cisco Announces March 2023 Event with the Financial Community
    on 01/03/2023 at 13:00

    Press release announcing March event with the financial communityMore RSS Feeds: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/rss-feeds.html

  • Cisco @ Mobile World Congress: Showcasing Simple and Secure Wireless Experiences to Help Businesses Connect More People and Things
    on 27/02/2023 at 05:00

    Cisco spotlights new projects with global partners including BT Group, KPN, Telenor, Telstra, Telus, Tele2, and TIM to help enterprise customers manage IoT deployments with simplicity, automation and speed. New wireless, cloud and IoT products and solutions launching include Cisco’s Mobility Services platform for advanced mobile IoT use-cases, Cisco Meraki MG51 and MG51E 5G Gateways for business internet, Wi-Fi6E-ready products, routing solutions for hybrid work, and more. Cisco is working with Mercedes-Benz to provide an optimal mobile office experience in new Mercedes-Benz E Class vehicles; Webex by Cisco will serve as the luxury sedan’s first collaboration application. Cisco Executive Vice President and General Manager of Security and Collaboration, Jeetu Patel, will deliver a keynote with McLaren CTO Ed Green, "Winning F1 races: Behind the scenes with Webex and McLaren Racing”: Wednesday, 1 March, 1:15 - 2:15 pm CET, MWC Stage C, Hall 6.More RSS Feeds: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/rss-feeds.html

  • Cisco Launches Meraki 5G Gateways with T-Mobile to Deliver Simple and Scalable Business Internet
    on 27/02/2023 at 05:00

    Today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Cisco and T-Mobile announced plans to offer businesses Cisco Meraki’s first-ever 5G cellular gateways for fixed wireless access (FWA), the MG51 and MG51E. More RSS Feeds: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/rss-feeds.html

  • Mercedes-Benz AG Partners with Cisco to Drive Hybrid Work Innovation in Automotive
    on 27/02/2023 at 05:00

    Today, at Mobile World Congress, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced it is working with Mercedes-Benz to provide an optimal mobile office experience in its new Mercedes-Benz E Class vehicles.More RSS Feeds: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/rss-feeds.html

  • Cisco and NTT Collaborate to Bring Private 5G to Enterprise Customers to Accelerate Industry Transformation
    on 24/02/2023 at 13:00

    NTT and Cisco plan to co-innovate and jointly bring to market the technology and managed services that will enable enterprise customers to deploy Private 5G successfully and achieve better business outcomes. More RSS Feeds: https://newsroom.cisco.com/c/r/newsroom/en/us/rss-feeds.html


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  • Qualcomm executive reveals Nothing Phone (2) chipset in a LinkedIn post
    by Joe Rogun on 06/03/2023 at 15:07

    The Nothing Phone (1) sales figure indicates that Nohting’s first smartphone was successful. Now, the Carl Pei-led company is preparing a second-generating Phone (2) for release this year. And Qualcomm executive has recently accidentally revealed the chipset of the upcoming Nothing Phone (2) in a LinkedIn post. According to Qualcomm’s SVP and GM of Mobile,

  • Microsoft starts rolling out new video enhancement feature for Edge users
    by Joe Rogun on 06/03/2023 at 13:08

    Microsoft is currently working on a new feature for the Edge browser to allow users upscale the video playing in the browser. The new features use Artificial Intelligence technology to offer better-quality videos with more clarity. The new feature, “Video Super Resolution,” aka “VSR,” is currently being rolled out in a phased manner. The AI-powered

  • Google causes confusion within workforce about leadership’s exact plans for Bard
    by Sharron Bennet on 06/03/2023 at 07:40

    As Microsoft continues to improve the new Bing publicly, Google is still secretive about the development of Bard, which is being tested internally. Revealed last month, the company introduced it as a way to inject AI-powered features into Search. After this, the company explained to its workforce that “Bard is not search” and shared vague

  • Bing chatbot shares conversation structure, ‘inner_monologue’ data
    by Sharron Bennet on 06/03/2023 at 04:51

    Early testers share a recent discovery where the new ChatGPT-powered Bing chatbot seemingly divulged its own conversation structure data that helps it construct its responses. Aside from this, the bot showed the details of its “inner_monologue” that guides it on whether to continue or end conversations. The new Bing is still a fascinating subject for

  • Microsoft removes new Bing from Windows taskbar search bar
    by Sharron Bennet on 06/03/2023 at 02:44

    In case you haven’t noticed, the Bing icon is no longer available on your Windows taskbar search bar. Microsoft’s continuous efforts to improve Bing have brought us different features to try in the past weeks. This includes the addition of Bing in the taskbar search bar on Windows 10 and 11. Unfortunately, the icon only


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  • Embedded systems: looking ahead to the future with AI and sustainability
    on 02/03/2023 at 00:00

    At the embedded world Exhibition&Conference from March 14 to 16, 2023, five Fraunhofer institutes will present their developments in the fields of edge AI, sustainable systems, and sensor and system design in Hall 4, Booth 422. Under the motto “intelligent. efficient. sustainable,” the Fraunhofer experts will showcase their latest technologies and projects at the international trade show for embedded solutions in Nuremberg.

  • Dynamic energy management using batteries and photovoltaics
    on 01/03/2023 at 15:52

    One challenge facing the widespread adoption of renewable energies is the fluctuating output of photovoltaic systems — for energy-intensive companies, this means that their distribution networks are rapidly becoming inadequate. Fraunhofer researchers have developed a solution that combines power from renewable sources with electricity from the public grid and uses batteries to compensate for fluctuations. This approach will particularly benefit companies that aim to invest in sustainability with photovoltaics — and reduce their energy costs in the process. A living laboratory, which mimics practical conditions, will give industry customers the opportunity to test components and system solutions. The solution also allows for a more efficient management of e-car charging stations.

  • Fraunhofer tool helps prevent fires and explosions
    on 01/03/2023 at 15:52

    Lines in natural gas grids have to be maintained and serviced regularly. This entails using flares to vent the natural gas. With FlareSimulator, research scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF have developed an assistive tool that calculates the correct distance of flares to houses, trees and other nearby objects. This makes it easy to maintain minimum distances and prevent potential hazards and explosions.

  • A novel radar technique automatically monitors the rotor blade manufacturing process
    on 01/03/2023 at 15:52

    Identifying defects in fiber composite materials during the production process will be possible in the future thanks to a novel radar method that automatically and non-destructively monitors the manufacturing process of fiber composite materials such as wind turbine rotor blades. Until now, monitoring has consisted of visual inspections. The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR collaborated with consortium partners Ruhr University Bochum, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences and Aeroconcept GmbH to develop an innovative method in the FiberRadar project.

  • Innovative in vitro eye irritation test to replace standard animal testing
    on 01/03/2023 at 00:00

    In the worst-case scenario, getting chemicals in your eyes can lead to blindness. Until now, the eye irritancy potential of chemical substances has had to be assessed using the Draize test on live rabbits – a standard implemented worldwide. Researchers at the Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies TLC-RT of the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC want to work with partners to replace animal testing: Tissue models of the human cornea cultivated in the laboratory are expected to completely replace the Draize test. It is hoped that this new test procedure will become the future standard.


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Bigbelly Blog: Beyond the Bin Welcome to the Bigbelly Blog, sharing our thoughts & experience solving public space waste challenges to create cleaner, welcoming, engaging communities.

  • Bigbelly & SWANA Webinar! - 'Solving Public Space Waste Challenges'
    by Bigbelly on 27/10/2022 at 17:39

    Join Us for our Upcoming Webinar! In partnership with SWANA (the Solid Waste Association of North America), an organization of over 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing solid waste management,  join Bigbelly for the upcoming FREE webinar “Solving Public Space Waste Challenges.”

  • Why Replace an Open-Top Bin??
    by Bigbelly on 20/10/2022 at 16:32

    The "Has"-Bin: The Traditional Open Trash Can Think of a trash can. What comes to mind? The classic galvanized metal can? The plastic, rectangular bin, maybe with a cover to deflect rain? The statue-like immovable, pebble-encrusted street bins? Or is it those ornate wrought iron park cans, which may feel like a bit of an upgrade? Regardless of the brand or style, the trash bins we know (and may or may not love) largely have open tops. Waste is tossed easily into the open container, and subsequently is easily accessible - So what's the problem? ..and what really can be done to make make a meaningful change in the life of a can? Accessible waste is a problem - a big one. Because it causes even more problems that we don't need to have.Read on...

  • See you at IDA Vancouver this Week! - 68th Annual Conference & Marketplace
    by Bigbelly on 19/09/2022 at 17:51

    September 21-23, 2022: This week, we're excited to connect with the members of the downtown community at the International Downtown Association's 68th Annual Conference & Marketplace in Vancouver. Bigbelly will be exhibiting in the Marketplace and hosting a Service Advisory Session in the Conference program; we'll be bringing together key leaders in the BID & CBD network to share achievements, and we're looking forward to seeing everyone to highlight the incredible work across communities worldwide. 

  • A Caring Community Embraces Sustainability: Laurel, MD
    by Bigbelly on 22/06/2022 at 13:45

    It all Started with a Cleaner City The City of Laurel, MD first deployed the Bigbelly solution in 2014 as an effective way to manage waste in the downtown area and City parks. The City aimed to contain open waste, eliminate windblown litter from their public spaces, and reduce pests in the local areas.

  • APPA, Bigbelly & UIC Webinar: Build a Successful Campus Waste Solution! (June 15th)
    by Bigbelly on 13/06/2022 at 17:16

    What makes a Successful Campus Waste Solution? Join us for the Webinar! In partnership with APPA, the leading organization for educational facilities professionals, Bigbelly invites you to join us for the upcoming FREE webinar “4 Key Elements of a Successful Campus Waste Solution.”  The higher education community will come together next Wednesday, June 15th from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern to hear directly from leaders in the field on how to build a complete waste & recycling solution with multifaceted benefits. Registration completely free to all!


SmarterBetterCities Decisions at your fingertips.

  • Harvard Integrates 3D Campus Maps with ArcGIS and CloudCities
    by mvdb on 28/10/2015 at 08:20

    Harvard University has several campuses in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the neighboring city of Boston, plus footprints around the state and in multiple international locations. In total, Harvard manages 660 buildings that give its 21,000 students and more than 16,000 faculty and staff access to the university’s renowned working environments. Stepping into the online world required...

  • Using 3D City Libraries in Game Engines
    by mvdb on 22/10/2015 at 08:26

    This post aims to introduce both the advantages and ease to which CityEngine can be used for varying forms of media. This includes a step-­by-­step tutorial on bringing models created in CityEngine to three popular platforms; Unity, Unreal Engine, and LumenRT. From providing a haunted setting in the latest nightmare­-inducing horror flick to bringing exotic...

  • Which 3D format should CloudCities support next?
    by mvdb on 09/09/2015 at 17:04

      Soon we will open up CloudCities to support multiple 3D web scene and 3D exchange formats. Please help us decide which formats to support first!   Which 3D format should CloudCities support next?   If you don’t find your preferred 3D format, please shoot us an email at [email protected]!    

  • CloudCities released – A 3D YouTube For Your Smart City
    by mvdb on 17/07/2015 at 14:39

    Press Release – SmarterBetterCities, Redlands, CA, July 17, 2015 Today SmarterBetterCities has announced the public release of CloudCities (http://cloudciti.es): “CloudCities puts your city at your fingertips, making complex decisions easier, smarter and a lot more magical. It’s an ever-growing family of innovative cloud apps that lets you design, monitor and manage your city right from...

  • Meet us in San Diego (July 18 to July 23)
    by mvdb on 17/07/2015 at 08:52

      This is our third year at the Esri User Conference. Pick the brains of our team for answers and get amazing demonstrations. We will be at the a) Esri 3D Mapping Forum, b) Esri Business Summit, and c) Esri UC – GIS Solutions Expo. Here are the coordinates:   Esri 3D Mapping Forum Omni...


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ORNL News Releases From Oak Ridge National Laboratory

  • Alice Perrin spills the beans about alloys
    by [email protected] on 06/03/2023 at 14:00

    Alice Perrin spills the beans about alloys [email protected] Mon, 03/06/2023 - 09:00 Alice Perrin is passionate about scientific research, but also beans — as in legumes. Read more about Alice Perrin spills the beans about alloys

  • Neutrons reveal how the spider lily preys on cancer, preserves healthy cells
    by [email protected] on 03/03/2023 at 21:00

    Neutrons reveal how the spider lily preys on cancer, preserves healthy cells [email protected] Fri, 03/03/2023 - 16:00 A scientific instrument at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help create a noninvasive cancer treatment derived from a common tropical plant. Read more about Neutrons reveal how the spider lily preys on cancer, preserves healthy cells

  • Researchers publish ‘final word’ on Majorana Demonstrator
    by [email protected] on 03/03/2023 at 15:23

    Researchers publish ‘final word’ on Majorana Demonstrator [email protected] Fri, 03/03/2023 - 10:23 For nearly six years, the Majorana Demonstrator quietly listened to the universe. Nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility, or SURF, in Lead, South Dakota, the experiment collected data that could answer one of the most perplexing questions in physics: Why is the universe filled with something instead of nothing? Read more about Researchers publish ‘final word’ on Majorana Demonstrator

  • University-ORNL collaborations broaden student environmental research opportunities
    by [email protected] on 02/03/2023 at 15:23

    University-ORNL collaborations broaden student environmental research opportunities [email protected] Thu, 03/02/2023 - 10:23 Environmental scientists at ORNL have recently expanded collaborations with minority-serving institutions and historically Black colleges and universities across the nation to broaden the experiences and skills of student scientists while bringing fresh insights to the national lab’s missions. Read more about University-ORNL collaborations broaden student environmental research opportunities

  • Joanna Tannous: Harnessing an unlikely climate challenge ally
    by [email protected] on 02/03/2023 at 13:45

    Joanna Tannous: Harnessing an unlikely climate challenge ally [email protected] Thu, 03/02/2023 - 08:45 Joanna Tannous has found the perfect organism to study to satisfy her deeply curious nature, her skills in biochemistry and genetics, and a drive to create solutions for a better world. The organism is a poorly understood life form that greatly influences its environment and is unique enough to deserve its own biological kingdom: fungi. Read more about Joanna Tannous: Harnessing an unlikely climate challenge ally


FOKUS Newsfeed Smart Cities, Smart Communication, Public IT, eGovernment, eHealth, Smart Mobility, Smart Energy, Public Safety, System Quality Engineering

  • New EU study “Social approach to the transition to smart cities” published
    on 23/02/2023 at 23:00

    What opportunities and challenges does the transition to a Smart City bring for the city and its inhabitants? FOKUS scientists, together with other authors, were involved in a study by the Research Service of the European Parliament, which addresses this question, analyzes existing application scenarios, and proposes future solutions for EU policy.

  • Project launch: Sharing data assets in a controlled, secure and fair manner with PISTIS
    on 23/01/2023 at 23:00

    To manage and share data in a secure and trustworthy manner, specialized data platforms are required, especially for public institutions and the business community, which is why the EU-funded Horizon Europe project PISTIS started in January 2023. For a kick-off meeting of PISTIS, 60 representatives of the partners met for two days at Fraunhofer FOKUS.

  • Hybrid AI language assistance soon to be available in Ukrainian
    on 06/12/2022 at 23:00

    There are approximately 21 million people with a migrant background living in Germany. Comprehension problems between patients and medical staff due to language barriers pose a particularly significant challenge for all parties involved and increase the risk of treatment errors and ineffective preventive measures. HYKIST assists foreign language-speaking patients upon arrival at the emergency room as well as with over-the-phone translation during doctor-patient meetings through AI-assisted communication. In this way, complex medical issues and specialist terminology in particular can be better translated.

  • Proposal “Benchmarking quantum computers with standardized KPIs” wins DIN-Connect challenge
    on 07/08/2022 at 22:00

    As winner of the DIN-Connect challenge, the Quantum Business Network (QBN) together with Fraunhofer FOKUS (as subcontractor) receives funding for the standardization of the proposal “Benchmarking quantum computers with standardized KPIs”, including the associated support of the entire process by DIN and DKE. Thus, the QBN global business network for quantum technologies will develop a DIN SPEC together with Fraunhofer FOKUS and a consortium of quantum computing manufacturers, platform and software providers as well as industry users.

  • 9th FOKUS Media Web Symposium
    on 26/06/2022 at 22:00

    After a three-year break, more than 200 participants from 26 countries met again at the 9th FOKUS Media Web Symposium (MWS) in Berlin on June 21 and 22. Under the motto “And still diving deeper”, the experts discussed topics such as Internet Delivered Media, 5G Media, streaming technologies, artificial intelligence, standardization, and market development.


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  • Women in tech: men must campaign for digital inclusion
    by Elaine sherman on 06/03/2023 at 19:04

    Women in tech: men must campaign for digital inclusion Elaine sherman Mon, 03/06/2023 - 19:04 Despite businesses trying to close the gender gap, it may surprise you that women still make up just 24% of digital/tech sector jobs worldwide. This under-representation of women implies a huge, untapped pool of expertise that restricts the development of “technology for good” (products and services that benefit society). This lack of diversity and inclusion is not something for women to address in isolation: men must play an active role to champion the role of women in the workplace. Mon, 03/06/2023 - 12:00 Despite businesses trying to close the gender gap, it may surprise you that women still make up just 24% of digital/tech sector jobs worldwide. This under-representation of women implies a huge, untapped pool of expertise that restricts the development of “technology for good” (products and services that benefit society). This lack of diversity and inclusion is not something for women to address in isolation: men must play an active role to champion the role of women in the workplace. Talent scarcity in the technology industry is well documented, and women are part of the solution. The number of female students at degree, master, and doctorate levels has grown steadily in Europe, but women are still under-represented in research and innovation. Furthermore, the share of women in the workforce is lowest in technology roles that are quickly growing, such as cloud, cybersecurity and DevOps. Currently, the percentage of women in tech roles in Europe is 28% but is predicted to decline to 21% by 2027. Losing female talent Boosting the number of women in ICT is a huge global opportunity to optimize skills potential and accelerate innovation. However, the technology industry is hemorrhaging females in its workforce. A recent survey found that 45% more women than men leave technology roles, and 50% leave the industry before age 35. This results in fewer women attaining leadership roles. There are several reasons women quit the technology industry. Many are disillusioned by the management support and opportunities offered and inequality in pay. Others cite burnout. In addition, technology companies have traditionally been run by men, and there are few female role models. There has also been criticism of the lack of inclusivity in what has been referred to as a “bro culture,” which needs to be eradicated for good. Some women working in tech teams, for example, have reported they have experienced systemic sexism. Most forward-thinking companies accept that creating an equitable and inclusive workplace is a leadership challenge. However, while men express confidence that progress is being made to encourage and retain women in the workplace and that the glass ceiling is broken, women share a different view. A recent Integrating Women Leaders Foundation report highlights this dichotomy. It found that while 77% of male executives believe they are active allies for gender equality in the organization, only 45% of women believe this to be true. The situation is worrying. As well as the deepening skills issue, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) predicts that women will miss out on opportunities in the future if decisive action isn’t taken. It maintains that women could lose five jobs for every one job in this new fourth industrial revolution, compared to three jobs lost for every job won by men. To change this scenario, a level playing field must be created regarding enablers, such as education and information for women, says UNESCO. And it isn’t just gender that is holding women back. Other parts of their identities include race, sexual orientation and disability. Women in these groups often experience even more barriers to advancement. Asian and black women are less likely to have allies on their teams, according to a study by McKinsey. Women with disabilities often have their competence undermined. It is paramount that enterprises and co-workers are aware of this, so they can promote equity and inclusion for all women. Nurturing women in technology The business case for diversity and equality is stronger than ever. Research has shown that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity in their executive teams were 25% more likely to achieve above-average profitability than businesses sitting at the bottom. Yet there is much still to do to nurture the role of women in technology, and it’s down to both men and women to make it happen. I firmly believe that men must play an active role to ensure women have equal opportunities to progress their careers in the tech industry. From an individual perspective, men need to use their privilege to champion women where possible, supporting and encouraging them to lead, enhancing networking, mentoring talent and actively fostering a more diverse workplace where women have an active role in decision making. From an organizational perspective, companies must commit to a holistic diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and ensure it is adhered to from the top down. To measure this, it is paramount to put metrics in place to track the success of diversity programs. Here at Orange Business, we have 29.7% women in the workplace, but we know we can do better. We believe that gender parity in all job lines and levels drives success in the company’s economic performance, innovation and employee well-being. My mission is to ensure that we make diversity everyone’s responsibility through each stage of the recruitment process and by opening exciting career paths with opportunities for reskilling and upskilling. This is how we will meet our target to achieve 33% women in our workforce with a 20% increase in the number of tech roles to be filled by women by 2025. Our commitment to promoting gender diversity is embedded within our data-driven recruitment process because we work on the principle of “what gets measured, gets done.” Our recruiters and managers have made a conscious effort to increase the number of women interviewed for technical roles by approximately 150%. This means that the percentage of women hired in 2022 is now close to 30% and in parallel, our main focus is to increase the number of women in tech and management roles. The acquisition of digital skills demands a change in mindset. As such, the Orange Foundation is actively working to promote the inclusion of women in the digital sector and supporting them in their personal and professional lives in twenty-three countries across Europe and Africa. Gender diversity is more than a tick-box exercise There is much talk about gender diversity, but the figures speak for themselves. Not enough action is being taken to attract and retain women in the technology industry. Gender diversity requires a total, long-term commitment. The benefits, however, are many – including a more comprehensive talent pool, enhanced innovation and improved collaboration. All of which leads to greater productivity. Find out more about how the diverse global community at Orange Business encourages individuality and imagination here.   Recommended for you Women in Tech – Orange Jobs Gender equality, a long-standing commitment Blogs Laurent Aufils Laurent Aufils is Head of Human Resources & Employee Experience at Orange Business. Previously, he held senior roles in the field of strategy, transformation, human resources, governance, and finance and has extensive experience in managing complex projects within dynamic international environments in mainland Europe, the U.S. and the UK. He is a graduate from Bentley University, HEC, University of California at Berkeley, and NEOMA Business School. In his spare time, Laurent likes to enjoy the simple moments in life with his family, walking in the country side, cooking and ... eating good food. Digital Transformation');" href="#" data-taxo="1019"> Digital Transformation

  • Robotics as a Service: can it offer affordable, reduced-risk automation?
    by Elaine sherman on 24/02/2023 at 17:35

    Robotics as a Service: can it offer affordable, reduced-risk automation? Elaine sherman Fri, 02/24/2023 - 17:35 Robots are a common sight in manufacturing production lines but are now increasingly deployed in logistics and, in the future, may play a more prominent role in the service industry. But with companies working to tight budgets, could renting robots become the norm? Fri, 02/24/2023 - 12:00 Robots are a common sight in manufacturing production lines but are now increasingly deployed in logistics and, in the future, may play a more prominent role in the service industry. But with companies working to tight budgets, could renting robots become the norm? Robots have been in production lines for years, assembling everything from cars to white goods and making manufacturers more efficient and productive. And it shows little sign of changing: the global manufacturing industry is facing a labor shortfall and needs more workers as it attempts to bounce back from the disruptions of the past couple of years. So, what has happened to the manufacturing workforce? The manufacturing industry was already dealing with a significant labor shortages before the pandemic hit. In the U.S. alone, it is predicted that the manufacturing industry will face a shortfall of two million workers by 2030. Even if every skilled worker in the U.S. were employed in manufacturing, there would still be 35% more job openings than the workers available. The pandemic further exacerbated the issue, after which manufacturers had to face up to an even smaller talent pool and soaring labor costs. With the world’s economies starting to recover and consumer spending inching increasingly closer to pre-pandemic levels, companies are seeking ways to get back to full production levels. An absence of skills and labor hinders that prospect. Robotics is already in play in other areas In addition to their role in manufacturing, robots have been deployed to carry out tasks in logistics and warehousing, too. Autonomous warehouse robots move, sort and organize products according to specific arrangement patterns or take goods from a storage units to loading bays. They’re also used for performing inspection and surveillance work in warehouses. It’s an area that seems a natural fit for robots, and research from LogisticsIQ has found that the warehouse automation market will double in value from 2019 to be worth $30 billion at a CAGR of 14%. It might be surprising that robots are now performing many other jobs outside of manufacturing and logistics – they’re just not as visible or perhaps as accepted as they are on production lines. In Singapore, robots are present in food and beverage outlets, taking orders from diners and delivering their meals. There are nine robots for every 100 workers in Singapore. They are doing jobs ranging from information counter attendants to materials scanners on construction sites, from metro station coffee servers to hotel security guards and even museum guides. South Korea, so often at the cutting edge of digital advancements, also has service robots in all kinds of jobs, with 230,000 service bots forecast to be in circulation by 2025. A significant proportion of these robots are used in healthcare and restaurants. It would seem that demand is there if the model is viable. What remains to be seen is what other potential sectors and tasks robots could be expanded to moving forward. If the real world follows many of the trends laid down in science fiction, then domestic robots that can clean, cook, repair and guard may be a segment ripe for development. But the large-scale rollout of robots into the mainstream might depend primarily on an economic model that makes it possible. And there will be localization issues: robots will need to be language and geographically specific, so this will likely mean that manufacturers of cleaning robots, for example, would work with third-party service providers to deliver them. Robotics as a Service As in so many areas of business where companies don’t have the time and/or money to buy, set up and integrate robots into operations, a fully-managed robot service might be the way forward. Robotics as a Service (RaaS) has the potential to open up robotics to a much bigger audience, and two likely business models will enable this. One is a time-based lease approach, whereby companies rent a robot from a supplier for a specific period of time or term, such as on a weekly or monthly basis. The other approach is a task-based lease model, where companies rent the robot and are charged based on the number of tasks the robot performs. Both could make robots more affordable and a more viable way of helping with the labor shortfall. And as with all as-a-service (XaaS) models, RaaS would remove the need for expensive CAPEX and the need to build in complex infrastructure and would enable a lower expertise barrier to entry – you’re paying a specialist to do something you don’t have the in-house skills to do. In terms of updates and overall management, what looks most likely is that third-party providers will handle all the robot management. This means scheduling robots and pushing over-the-air software updates, all performed via the cloud. This would provide convenience for companies using the robots, as well as scalability, as it’s as easy to deploy 100 robots as just one. Tasks would be allocated to robots dynamically based on their specific capabilities and roles. Expenditure has always been seen as a barrier to entry for companies that want to deploy robots. A couple of years ago, McKinsey found that 53% of business leaders said high costs were the leading challenge they faced in rolling out robotics. But RaaS can offer the flexibility companies want: because companies don’t need to buy robots outright, they also don’t have to spend lots of money on training them to fit a specific work environment. Ease of use and third-party supplier expertise also minimize any potential workflow disruptions. Minimizing risk, targeting outcomes RaaS can be the model that many companies need to give them a foot on the ladder of robotics and on the way to reaping the flexibility and efficiency benefits of automation. Speaking about RaaS on a recent Orange Silicon Valley Hello Show webinar, Malcolm Kerr, Head of Growth and GTM Strategy at robotics specialist Formic, said, “There’s uncertainty around outcomes. You can invest a ton of money into a robotic system, but what happens if something changes a year from now? What happens if that system doesn’t work as well as you think it will? You are introducing a lot of complexity and a lot of risk when you automate. We see time and time again in facilities that there is a robot in the corner collecting dust. Because we thought it would be able to do this thing and it couldn’t. Or it malfunctioned and we didn’t have anybody who could fix it.” By using specialist third-party providers to deliver the RaaS expertise they need, companies across all kinds of sectors can start making the most of robotics, overcoming labor challenges and preparing all sorts of operations for tomorrow. Watch the Orange Silicon Valley Hello Show webinar that covers Robotics as a Service (RaaS) and how it can help companies reduce the risks of automation.   Recommended for you Future factory trends: Nine tech trends in the production line The robots are coming to the workplace (but don’t give up your job yet) Manufacturers must grasp the servitization opportunity Automotive Manufacturing Technology and business services Blogs Steve Harris I’ve been writing about technology for around 15 years and today focus mainly on all things telecoms - next generation networks, mobile, cloud computing and plenty more. For Futurity Media I am based in the Asia-Pacific region and keep a close eye on all things tech happening in that exciting part of the world. Cloud');" href="#" data-taxo="1015"> Cloud

  • Microsoft Teams and the voice calling imperative
    by Elaine sherman on 22/02/2023 at 19:54

    Microsoft Teams and the voice calling imperative Elaine sherman Wed, 02/22/2023 - 19:54 Cloud-based voice calls from a unified communications (UC) client your workers already use. Sounds obvious? Some companies still are not reaping the business and operational benefits of making voice calls from an app that your teams already have open on their desktops. And they should be. Wed, 02/22/2023 - 12:00 Cloud-based voice calls from a unified communications (UC) client your workers already use. Sounds obvious? Some companies still are not reaping the business and operational benefits of making voice calls from an app that your teams already have open on their desktops. And they should be. The proliferation of unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) apps has transformed the workplace in recent years, enabling unprecedented levels of productivity and flexibility. However, despite these advances, voice calling remains a cornerstone of effective business communication. While chat and social tools have become increasingly popular for interacting with customers, many still prefer the personal touch and clarity of voice calls. The importance of voice in business communications cannot be overstated, and it continues to play a critical role in our connected world. So, while many consumers have readily embraced the ease and convenience of interacting with companies using chat or social tools, many would still rather engage using voice. Older consumers, for example, say they would rather make or receive voice calls from companies, and other consumers prefer a voice call depending on where they are at a particular moment. According to research, 91% of consumers say they prefer brands to give them a choice to call or message, indicating how important voice calling is to your UC&C mix. Similarly, if people commute to work in their cars, 69% of people prefer calls to messages. A further 53% prefer voice call interactions when they’re at home. It is also worth noting that voice calling is still the primary communication channel for contact centers, with 74% of consumers saying they phoned a contact center in 2022. This trend has led to stronger interactions between a company's back-office functions and increased collaboration between UC and contact center solutions. With 270 million active users and 91% of Fortune 100 companies using it, Microsoft Teams is the dominant UC&C suite in the enterprise environment. But just 4% of Teams deployments are enabled for telephony. In short, Microsoft Teams is everywhere, but not for voice. And it really should be. UC&C app challenges and the voice factor The digital workplace presents both opportunities and challenges for enterprises. The workplace you offer can help you attract and retain the best, most talented workers. Younger generations of employees expect the latest collaboration and productivity tools by default. And while productivity remains a concern, it is being overcome: McKinsey found that 58% of companies reported improved productivity, customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion from hybrid work models. Shifting to cloud-based UC&C suites makes your workers’ jobs easier and enables simpler voice calling. They can contact customers or partners from within the app they are already using rather than the added time it takes to make a call via traditional PSTN. But some challenges remain. Some companies have told us they experience “UC&C sprawl,” where particular business units, departments, or even satellite offices have forged ahead and adopted their own cloud-based UC&C solutions without consulting the rest of the organization. It is not surprising that this can happen when procurement has been local, and regulations are local, too. This creates disparities between the UC&C tools used throughout the company, which in turn brings interoperability problems. Different UC&C solutions come with their own nuances around IM, sharing, calling and other aspects. So rather than enhancing productivity, it can drag productivity down and cause frustration in users and customers. And there is a knock-on effect here when it comes to voice calling from within UC&C apps. Using different collaboration solutions throughout your company, whether Microsoft Teams, Slack, Webex, or Zoom, comes with different calling plans, persistent chat, and meeting solutions. It is not ideal. What should you do about it? Perhaps most importantly, a change in company culture helps and a shift to a consolidated approach, where you use one global, managed, cloud-based UC&C platform. And for the majority of companies who lack in-house skills to do this, it is advisable to work with a specialist partner who has the knowledge and experience to ensure you get UC&C right. Microsoft Teams with voice calling can give you the perfect solution to power hybrid work models. By combining external calling seamlessly with Microsoft’s UC&C platform, you get a comprehensive and cost-effective way to manage all your calls and communications easily and all in one place. It gives you all the tools you need to keep customers happy, engaged and coming back. Orange recently developed our Microsoft Teams telephony offering to give our customers a more fully rounded UC&C solution. This has focused on moving to the cloud to enable unified communications as a service (UCaaS) and incorporates understanding and overcoming local regulatory issues and specific technology complexities. For example, many companies do not know that data storage requirements vary by country: in India, for example, you need to store CDR records for two years within India’s borders. Teams only stores CDR for 28 days, and then it is gone. So, we developed an external workaround that would benefit companies operating in India, which is home to many international contact centers. We’ve focused on helping customers benefit fully from their Teams apps and developed our consulting and design work to help companies move from legacy telephony systems to SIP by porting numbers. We also work with legacy telecom companies on program management, establishing schedules for when to move to SIP to ensure it’s not disruptive during the working day. We give our customers a self-care portal that empowers them to do simple provisioning while we take care of the back-end management, local regulatory issues, and things like direct routing and session border controllers. It is an inclusive approach to Microsoft Teams plus voice that we think gives companies the cloud-based UC&C tools they need to keep customers and employees happy. To read further about how Orange helps companies reap the benefits of the digital workplace to enable hybrid working and much more, click here.   Recommended for you Snack Giant Mondelēz International Moves Global Operations onto All-Digital Workspace with Orange Business Microsoft Operator Connect and Orange Direct Routing Business Together with Microsoft: a flexible suite of communication and collaboration services Automotive Bank & insurance Health Manufacturing Public sector Resources and energy Retail Technology and business services Tourism and personal services Transport Blogs Lenny Krol Lenny has been in the collaboration space for over 20 years and heads up Collaboration Solutions for the Americas at Orange Business. His main focus is solving customer business challenges with innovative Orange collaboration and contact center solutions. In his spare time, Lenny enjoys outdoor activities such as backpacking, biking, skiing and spending time with his family. 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  • The future of work is hybrid
    by Elaine sherman on 30/01/2023 at 20:15

    The future of work is hybrid Elaine sherman Mon, 01/30/2023 - 20:15 For many organizations, hybrid working, which combines remote working with time in the office, is now embedded within daily life. While it enables employees to work where and when they feel they can be most efficient, it should never be a simple case of one size fits all. The hybrid model demands the right digital tools and philosophy supported by a robust strategy to meet each enterprise’s unique requirements. For many organizations, hybrid working, which combines remote working with time in the office, is now embedded within daily life. While it enables employees to work where and when they feel they can be most efficient, it should never be a simple case of one size fits all. The hybrid model demands the right digital tools and philosophy supported by a robust strategy to meet each enterprise’s unique requirements. According to a recent Gartner prediction, up to 81% of the eligible workforce will be hybrid or remote in the future. Evidence suggests that most workers want to adopt hybrid working. In fact, 55% of employees and 65% of IT employees say that whether they can work flexibly will impact their decision to stay with their jobs. In these uncertain times, listening and responding to the needs of the workforce are priorities for organizations in terms of both resilience and opportunities. In a recent survey, 50% of HR leaders said they expect to deal with growing talent competition over the next six months. Creating a robust hybrid working model will be one way to attract and retain top talent. Hybrid working provides employees with flexible schedules and locations to be most effective in their roles, supported by a positive work/life balance. At the same time, it enables enterprises to re-think workspaces, broaden the talent pool and provide a competitive edge. These benefits can help to open new markets, while also reducing real estate costs in the long-term. But at the same time, organizations need to assess the value of face-to-face collaboration in the office space. Hybrid will bring flexibility to all workplaces eventually As we enter a more permanent hybrid working environment for knowledge workers, employers must find equitable flexibility for frontline workers in industries such as manufacturing and healthcare. This includes control over work schedules and paid leave. According to Gartner’s 2022 Frontline Worker Experience Reinvented Survey, 58% of organizations that employ frontline workers have already invested in improving opportunities for flexibility over the past twelve months. Gartner’s findings also maintain that frontline workers are interested in other types of flexibility when it comes to work, such as what they work on, whom they work with, and the amount of work they do. By 2024, companies offering frontline workers democratized access to digital collaboration, process automation, and similar tools will see a 20% increase in revenue due to improved productivity, according to IDC. A robust strategy and human-centric leadership are key to hybrid success As I have suggested, hybrid working does not mean taking a uniform approach. Neither is there one formula for its success. A hybrid work strategy that takes advantage of an enterprise’s individual, organizational and cultural attributes must be prepared. It needs to boost employee satisfaction and engagement to improve performance. Enterprises must consider that the shifting work environment has changed employee expectations and blurred the relationship between managers and employees. Some managers are still concerned about their ability to control the activity of their employees without the insight that happens in an office environment. As well as breaking down silos, managers must learn to manage “performance through outcomes, impact, and ownership,” according to McKinsey. Trust and togetherness are vital to making this happen and supporting innovation. The building blocks of trust-based work culture are built on transparency and communication. This is supported by empowering employees to take ownership of their actions in a well-defined scope, supported by clear goals and constructive feedback. Successful hybrid team managers must be able to develop employee autonomy by creating flexible workflows. They also need to adopt “team problem solving” as a mindset, maintains McKinsey. This means meeting complex problems head-on by actively engaging with the team, mobilizing resources, and connecting teams. At the same time, managers must approach their core responsibilities in new ways by displaying what Gartner calls “human-centric leadership,” leading with authenticity, empathy and adaptivity. According to the analyst firm, employees who operate in human-centric work models – where they are seen as people, not resources – are 3.8 times more likely to be high performing. Making the most of time in the office The office has a vital role to play in the hybrid working environment. It is time to re-evaluate how experiences are tailored and spaces facilitated to improve the efficiency of the workplace. Time in the office should be dynamic, energized and packed with team spirit. Providing areas for collaborative hub spaces and individual work have the most impact, according to a report by the Gensler Research Institute, which focuses on developing a deeper understanding of the connection between design, business and human experience. These workspaces make for better organizational outcomes, such as speed of decision making, quality of work, employee well-being, and job satisfaction, according to the Institute. At the same time, office design must inspire creativity through “collisions” or serendipitous moments of human interaction. This may mean positioning coffee machines to drive people to certain perimeters and optimizing queuing duration in the canteen so that employees can interact with people not typically in their network. Employees must simultaneously make the most of these in-person collaboration opportunities in the office, such as brainstorming, group working, training and team building. The home office can provide a haven for concentration. How to get hybrid working right Here at Orange Business, we are committed to the hybrid model. Accelerated by the pandemic, this new way of working is now part of our DNA. We have invested considerable time and effort into building a model that is right for our business by adapting offices and workspaces to support our vision. We understand that achieving hybrid working does not happen overnight, and we are on a continuous development curve to improve where we can. Our perception of hybrid working is global, based on core principles. But our model is adaptable to accommodate local specificities regarding culture, business activity and maturity. Through our experience in different locations around the world, we understand what works and use this knowledge to help our customers bring their hybrid working strategies to life. In parallel with these changes in the workplace environment, our hybrid model also focuses on building a new culture that embraces the human need for personal development. For example, we are nurturing a learning culture in which upskilling and re-skilling are encouraged through fast-track training in areas where skills are scarce, such as DevOps, cloud and security in-house and externally. We are also focusing on technical certifications to create value for the company, our employees and our customers. Everyone approaches hybrid working from a different starting block. Each organization must work out what hybrid model will best suit their business. They must also consider the right leadership, resources and cultural change required to support it. Hybrid working is, first and foremost, about people. Making sure they are happy, motivated and connected is half the journey in getting hybrid right. Businesses require a dynamic and engaged workforce to operate efficiently in the digital economy. Find out more about how Orange Business can empower users for hybrid working here.   Recommended for you Employees on the front line are essential stakeholders in digital transformation The flexible workplace revolution Blogs Laurent Aufils Laurent Aufils is Head of Human Resources & Employee Experience at Orange Business. Previously, he held senior roles in the field of strategy, transformation, human resources, governance, and finance and has extensive experience in managing complex projects within dynamic international environments in mainland Europe, the U.S. and the UK. He is a graduate from Bentley University, HEC, University of California at Berkeley, and NEOMA Business School. In his spare time, Laurent likes to enjoy the simple moments in life with his family, walking in the country side, cooking and ... eating good food. Collaboration');" href="#" data-taxo="1016"> Collaboration Connectivity');" href="#" data-taxo="1017"> Connectivity Customer Experience');" href="#" data-taxo="1018"> Customer Experience

  • Orange Cyberdefense Security Navigator 2023: cyber-extortion dominates
    by Elaine sherman on 27/01/2023 at 17:48

    Orange Cyberdefense Security Navigator 2023: cyber-extortion dominates Elaine sherman Fri, 01/27/2023 - 17:48 The fourth edition of the annual Orange Cyberdefense Security Navigator report shines a light on the major cybersecurity trends of the past year. This year’s report analyzed 99,506 potential incidents, an increase of 5% from the previous year. Overall, the report showed that the pace of incidents is slowing somewhat, but several areas remain concerns. Fri, 01/27/2023 - 12:00 The fourth edition of the annual Orange Cyberdefense Security Navigator report shines a light on the major cybersecurity trends of the past year. This year’s report analyzed 99,506 potential incidents, an increase of 5% from the previous year. Overall, the report showed that the pace of incidents is slowing somewhat, but several areas remain concerns. 1. The manufacturing sector experienced the most attacks in 2022 in our dataset The increasing digitalization of manufacturing facilities is delivering greater efficiencies, but connected production lines also open more potential points of attack. In 2022, 31% of all cybersecurity incidents occurred in the manufacturing vertical, of which more than a third were malware related. The report also found that manufacturing experienced more internally-attributed incidents than other industries, with 58% of breaches caused by internal sources. Regarding external incidents, web attacks, port scans and phishing were the three top types of attacks. Why the manufacturing industry is home to such a consistently high proportion of victims remains unclear, even from our extensive data. It is likely that in the end, it simply comes down to issues of high levels of vulnerability. We see no real evidence of attackers targeting specific industries; they just try to compromise vulnerable businesses. The high number of victims we observe on attacker leaks sites could indicate more victims, but it may also mean that manufacturing is an industry that generally refuses to concede to initial ransom demands. Ultimately, however, vulnerability is probably the primary factor determining which company types get compromised and extorted. 2. Cyber-extortion continues to rise Ransomware and cyber extortion attacks continue to pose a significant threat to organizations worldwide. In 2022, there were notable spikes in ransomware in March and April due to activity by international extortion-focused hacker groups Lapsus$ and Conti, plus concerns about the war in Ukraine. At the same time, there has been a clear shift in the geographical locations of cyber-extortion (Cy-X) victims. Historically, larger, English-speaking countries have been most targeted by Cy-X attacks, primarily because of the size of their economies: the top 10 most impacted countries in history have included seven of the world’s biggest economies in terms of GDP. The shift this year, however, has seen fewer Cy-X and ransomware attacks in North America – a drop of 8% in the U.S. and 32% in Canada, respectively – and increases in Europe (18%), the UK (21%), the Nordics (138%) and East Asia (44%). Gartner predicts that by 2025, 30% of countries will enact legislation that regulates ransomware payments, fines and negotiations, up from less than 1% of countries in 2021. 3. The war in Ukraine Major global events like an invasion of another sovereign country inevitably come with a rise in cybersecurity events: modern-day warfare doesn’t only take place on the ground. It means that nations and organizations must take on an increased state of general readiness while continuing a robust defense strategy in the face of diverse threats from the conflict. The Orange Cyberdefense Security Navigator reports that while the main targets for cyberattacks remain the parties directly involved in the war for now, there is an ongoing risk to countries that publicly support the Ukrainian government or have imposed sanctions against Russia. Top attack methods that could cause collateral damage to third parties include distributed denial of service (DDoS), phishing, exploiting known vulnerabilities – typically systems left exposed to the Internet or vulnerabilities on VPNs or firewalls – supply chain compromises and zero-day attacks. Orange Cyberdefense expects hacktivism and ransomware activity to increase as the war continues, with attacks likely targeting governments and businesses worldwide. 4. Break-and-enter techniques remain popular Although attacks are getting more sophisticated and frequent, cyberattackers still favor tried-and-trusted strategies to get into networks, such as phishing emails. With that in mind, continuing to raise awareness through training about phishing attacks is essential to protect enterprises. TrickBot or Emotet are among the most popular phishing tools for cyber attackers. They can drop other malware that results in a Cobalt Strike beacon or injects a payload into the breached network environment. This gives attackers a base within the victim’s infrastructure and is ground zero for espionage, pivoting to other networks or extortion in the form of ransomware. Security Navigator 2023 found that malware, including ransomware, continues to be the top threat, accounting for 40% of all incidents. It is especially prominent for small companies (under 1,000 employees), with 49% of them targeted by malware-based attacks, and large ones (10,000 employees and more), for which malware was responsible for 43% of cyberattacks. 5. Delays in patching threaten security and encourage attackers The report analyzed new datasets on vulnerability this year and identified a worrying trend in serious vulnerabilities in enterprise business IT systems. Researchers found that 47% of confirmed vulnerabilities in the dataset could be considered “critical” or “high” severity. Critical vulnerabilities took organizations over six months (184 days) to patch. Other vulnerabilities took almost three times as long on average or were not patched at all. Manufacturing companies rated below average compared to other industries for keeping patches up to date, with an average of 232 days versus an average of 215 days across all sectors. And with 50 new vulnerabilities discovered daily, it is pretty much impossible to patch them all. Orange Cyberdefense advises a risk-based approach to vulnerability management, focusing on those that pose a real risk based on the threat landscape and organizational context. To learn what you need to know about cybersecurity in 2023, gain insights into the global threat landscape and how best to protect yourself and your organization, download the Orange Cyberdefense Security Navigator 2023 here. Automotive Bank & insurance Health Manufacturing Public sector Resources and energy Retail Technology and business services Tourism and personal services Transport Blogs Steve Harris I’ve been writing about technology for around 15 years and today focus mainly on all things telecoms - next generation networks, mobile, cloud computing and plenty more. For Futurity Media I am based in the Asia-Pacific region and keep a close eye on all things tech happening in that exciting part of the world. 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  • MWC Los Angeles 2019
    on 29/07/2019 at 07:40

    MWCLA19 |  22 - 24 October 2019, Los Angeles, USA Partners and Members of Smart Cities Association will get special discount and free passes to attend the event.  Welcome to the era of Intelligent Connectivity – where speed, convenience, and intelligence converge; inspiring new technologies that keep us connected to everything and everyone, while delivering highly contextualized and personalized experiences, when and where you want them.  

  • Only few days left for the cities to apply for the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2020!
    on 26/04/2019 at 08:40

    WILL YOUR CITY BE THE NEXT EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF SMART TOURISM? WHAT IS THIS INITIATIVE ABOUT?

  • Enterprises will spend $1.18T on digital transformation efforts this year: report
    on 25/04/2019 at 08:40

    A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) report says enterprises are ramping up their digital transformation projects to the tune of $1.18 trillion in 2019, an increase in spending of 18% over 2018.

  • Mauritius leading the way in 'smart city' developments
    on 24/04/2019 at 08:40

    The digital revolution has inexorably altered our lives in just two decades, impacting almost every aspect, from how we bank, shop and communicate to how we conduct business, however, experts agree that we have yet to experience the most dramatic transformation.

  • Singapore achieves first position and becomes Champion
    on 22/04/2019 at 08:40

    This ranking is the very first of its kind in our region. For a city to be included, it must have a high level of FTTH/B coverage. If this aspect is covered, Smart Projects are evaluated according to a number of predetermined points.


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  • Sustainability in 2023: call for papers
    by Nicos Komninos on 05/01/2023 at 07:33

    “Sustainability in 2023” is part of the New Year Special Issue Series. This Special Issue will gather a collection of high-quality reviews and original articles from Advisory Board Members, Editorial Board Members, Guest Editors, Topical Advisory Panel Members, Reviewer Board Members, in addition to excellent editorials from EiCs and Section EiCs, and authors invited by [...] The post Sustainability in 2023: call for papers appeared first on URENIO | Intelligent Cities – Smart Cities – Innovation Ecosystems.

  • Call for papers: Redefining cities and planning under the twin smart and green transition
    by Nicos Komninos on 29/12/2022 at 13:21

    A special issue at LAND, an open access journal, focuses on the ongoing transformation of cities and planning under the influence of the twin smart and green transition. The digital (or smart) transition is a major driver of this transformation of cities and refers to the application of smart systems, sensor networks, IoT, cloud computing, [...] The post Call for papers: Redefining cities and planning under the twin smart and green transition appeared first on URENIO | Intelligent Cities – Smart Cities – Innovation Ecosystems.

  • Connected intelligence for the smart green transition: call for papers
    by Nicos Komninos on 13/09/2022 at 06:59

    URENIO Research organises a session at the 25th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI International 2023) that will take place at the AC Bella Sky Hotel and Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, 23-28 July 2023. HCII2023 will run as an ‘in-person’ conference with the option for remote participation. The title of URENIO’s session is “Human, collective, [...] The post Connected intelligence for the smart green transition: call for papers appeared first on URENIO | Intelligent Cities – Smart Cities – Innovation Ecosystems.

  • Transformation of Industry Ecosystems in Cities and Regions: A Generic Pathway for Smart and Green Transition
    by Nicos Komninos on 20/08/2022 at 09:21

    Published in Sustainability, this research paper focuses on pathways towards the digital and green transition. We assess a generic pathway for the transformation of industry ecosystems in cities and regions based on processes of “prioritisation”, “ecosystem identification”, and “platform-based digital and green transition”. Our interest in the transformation of activity-based ecosystems by the twin transition, [...] The post Transformation of Industry Ecosystems in Cities and Regions: A Generic Pathway for Smart and Green Transition appeared first on URENIO | Intelligent Cities – Smart Cities – Innovation Ecosystems.

  • Universality and Interoperability Across Smart City Ecosystems: Best paper DAPI-HCII 2022
    by Nicos Komninos on 02/07/2022 at 07:38

    Contemporary smart cities involve a very high number of software applications and hardware devices that connect to the physical and social space of cities and form complex ecosystems in different knowledge and activity domains (transportation, logistics, healthcare, housing, industry, governance, social care, and many more). In this context, smart cities can be considered multi-layered complex [...] The post Universality and Interoperability Across Smart City Ecosystems: Best paper DAPI-HCII 2022 appeared first on URENIO | Intelligent Cities – Smart Cities – Innovation Ecosystems.

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  • Recommendations for IoT Projects in APAC
    by Seth Ryding, CSO APAC on 06/03/2023 at 09:28

    Digital development in the Asia-Pacific Region is fragmented with some countries at the forefront of global developments, while others are still at early stages. However, no matter the stage of development, if we zoom out there are two major factors driving growth throughout APAC: industrial automation and widespread access to the internet. The post Recommendations for IoT Projects in APAC appeared first on Telenor IoT.

  • In Public Transport, IoT Is Key to Innovation, despite Crisis
    by Martin Whitlock, CTO on 23/02/2023 at 15:40

    Society is struggling with inflation and rising costs. But the economic crisis also drives technological development - with some potential benefits for companies and individuals. The post In Public Transport, IoT Is Key to Innovation, despite Crisis appeared first on Telenor IoT.

  • Unique IoT Solutions for the APAC Region
    by Seth Ryding, CSO APAC on 20/02/2023 at 09:38

    APAC offers great potential for IoT applications, but fragmentation presents complex challenges for businesses in the Asia-Pacific Region. The region has been lagging behind the rest of the world, but there’s a silver lining; no other region shows the same capacity for massive growth. The post Unique IoT Solutions for the APAC Region appeared first on Telenor IoT.

  • PEOPLE: Delivering Sustainable Innovation to the Global Freight Industry
    by Johan Sternhoff on 20/02/2023 at 08:25

    PEOPLE has developed the Container2.0, a connected shipping container that combines IoT and advanced analytics with eco-friendly attributes. The post PEOPLE: Delivering Sustainable Innovation to the Global Freight Industry appeared first on Telenor IoT.

  • IoT ThinkTank 2023: IoT as a Driver for a Changing World
    by kellymaespicer on 17/02/2023 at 10:32

    May 4-5, 2023 The post IoT ThinkTank 2023: IoT as a Driver for a Changing World appeared first on Telenor IoT.


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  • Parkinson’s Disease and the Microbiome
    by 23andMe on 06/03/2023 at 13:19

    By Keaton Stagaman* It’s been noted at least since James Parkinson’s original essay describing the “shaking palsy” that some of the earliest symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) involve the gut. So, 23andMe researchers, working in collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, are studying the microbiome of individuals with Parkinson’s disease to The post Parkinson’s Disease and the Microbiome appeared first on 23andMe Blog.

  • Being Black in Tech
    by 23andMe on 27/02/2023 at 23:20

    Being Black in Tech By Elo Ratliff,* MPH To honor Black History Month, we decided not to look backward this year but instead to look inward at 23andMe, asking Black professionals here for their perspective on working in biotechnology where representation is still sorely lacking. Being Black in tech you often find yourself being the The post Being Black in Tech appeared first on 23andMe Blog.

  • 23andMe Adds More Detail for Spanish and Portuguese Ancestry
    by 23andMe on 26/02/2023 at 23:50

    23andMe has added finer detail for customers with roots that trace back to Spain and Portugal. This update is part of our continuing work to improve our Ancestry reports and features. It will also allow customers with ancestry from those regions to see connections back to 43 genetic groups — 29 in Spain (including the The post 23andMe Adds More Detail for Spanish and Portuguese Ancestry appeared first on 23andMe Blog.

  • Raising Awareness of Rare Disease
    by 23andMe on 26/02/2023 at 23:00

    For anyone with a rare disease, the winding journey from symptoms to diagnosis to treatment is often long and isolating.  And yet the singularity of that lonely experience — the often-frustrating search for answers and treatment, if there is even treatment available — is surprisingly common for those with a rare disease. On average, it The post Raising Awareness of Rare Disease appeared first on 23andMe Blog.

  • New Algorithm Cleans Up 23andMe Family Trees
    by 23andMe on 21/02/2023 at 22:50

    Some types of close relatives, like aunt, uncle, half-sibling, nephew, niece, grandparent, and grandchild have very similar patterns of shared DNA, making predicting those relationships from DNA alone difficult. That’s why some customers might see someone incorrectly labeled as one of these relationships. To help improve detection of these relationships, 23andMe is now using a The post New Algorithm Cleans Up 23andMe Family Trees appeared first on 23andMe Blog.



This is Artificial Intelligence by Thales In this podcast, learn about Thales' approach to Artificial Intelligence, including its development of Hybrid AI for more power and functionality in critical environments, keeping humans in the decision-making loop, and requiring AI systems to be transparent, understandable, and ethical.

  • How to ensure the adoption of Augmented Intelligence in critical systems
    by Thales Group on 26/11/2020 at 09:25

    Today, Artificial Intelligence is pushing our technologies to a new frontier. The fast moving digital revolution gives us a glimpse of the potential of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, and the risks that come with it. When working in regulated industries such as aerospace, transportation or defence, we must ensure that our technologies are certifiable, explainable, and trustworthy while keeping people accountable for critical decisions.

  • How do we make Augmented Intelligence a reality in critical systems?
    by Thales Group on 19/11/2020 at 13:40

    Today, Artificial Intelligence is pushing our technologies to a new frontier. The fast moving digital revolution gives us a glimpse of the potential of Artificial Intelligence, or AI, and the risks that come with it. When working in regulated industries such as aerospace, transportation or defence, we must ensure that our technologies are certifiable, explainable, and trustworthy while keeping people accountable for critical decisions. To allow us to solve problems of greater complexity, while maintaining the same trust level, we have adopted a new AI Strategy which puts humans at the centre: Augmented Intelligence. Two Thales employees based in Montreal and in Quebec City in Canada- Siegfried Usal, General Manager, and Jean-François Gagnon, Human Factors and Cognition Scientist –explain what kind of approach Augmented Intelligence is, and what areas of application they’re working on.

  • AI in Analytics and IoT
    by Thales Group on 01/09/2020 at 13:31

    Join Guavus Head of Products and Marketing Stephen Spellicy as he delves into AI, analytics and IoT – key use cases, where AI and IoT are going and why telecom will lead the way. He discusses how best to figure out and predict issues that IoT devices might be facing, and how to get at the data you really need from within your organization and from your IoT devices. He provides examples of how some of the top communications service providers today are using AI today to better analyze the huge volume of data coming from connected IoT devices and sensors into their networks (along with all their operational, customer and business data) and, without manual intervention, make better decisions, provide smarter new services and a better customer experience while reducing costs.

  • How AI is supporting cybersecurity
    by Thales Group on 18/02/2020 at 10:16

    As in many other sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) is a game changer in cybersecurity. In an increasingly connected and digital world, cyberprotection needs a powerful tool such as AI, able to learn from new behaviours, adapt to an ever-changing environment and be customised to clients’ needs. Thales IT security expert Olivier Bettan explains how AI can be used for protecting a business from cyberattacks and the different approaches Thales is working on.

  • How AI embedded in aircraft flight decks is supporting airline pilots
    by Thales Group on 14/11/2019 at 15:27

    Artificial Intelligence is one of the key drivers for the shift to a more digital aviation sector, and by interacting with other digital enablers (connectivity, big data) is the gateway to more precise, safer flight and more efficiency in the cockpit – as pilots receive sharper, more blended data and information. This all represents an invaluable aid in pilots’ tasks of navigating aircraft from A to B, ever more swiftly and safely. AI is already present on board aircraft and Thales will increasingly embed AI in the solutions we deliver. Everybody is set to gain from this trend across the aviation chain, and for Thales delivering AI capability is also an integral part of the certifiable Thales TrUE AI framework.


THIS IS AI in Decisive Moments by Thales Artificial intelligence is advancing society and creating pathways to completely transform the everyday. The new possibilities it creates are defined not by software and hardware, or numbers and data. They are instead defined by how they help people lead better, happier and safer lives. This mini-series will examine AI and how it actually affects the world around us, with one company's digital transformation in focus. At Thales, AI is being created for decisive moments. Moments which ensure the safe operations of autonomous trains, enhance security at airports, create better and more personalized travel experiences, reduce cybersecurity risk, and much more. So stay tuned as we walk through a world of the new and evolving world of tech driven by AI.

  • AI Behavior: Keeping an Eye on AI
    by Thales Group on 07/08/2019 at 18:45

    As humans, we tend to give abstract concepts a voice and a face, because it makes it easier for us to understand them. In the case of AI, we have taken this to the extreme with anthropomorphized stories. In the third and final episode of this mini-series on AI in decisive moments, we are joined by Philippe Keryer, Executive Vice-President of Strategy, Research and Technology at Thales who is helping define the future of TrUE AI that is creating more realistic stories allowing us to better understand the technology. Join us as Philippe discusses his thoughts on how the technology can be architected to achieve transparent, understandable and ethical AI.

  • AI Logic: Making things fly with AI
    by Thales Group on 07/08/2019 at 18:39

    Artificial intelligence has taken root in our daily lives to become a new normal, a collaboration between man and machine. New approaches to AI can even make things fly better. In the second episode of this mini-series on AI in decisive moments, we are joined by leading AI architect Dr. Nick Ernest of Thales who created a human fighter-pilot defeating AI using fuzzy logic. Join us as Nick discusses his thoughts on how this same AI approach can be applied to other man-machine interactions enhancing the way we live to make life better and keep us safer.

  • Making Life Better: One AI at a time
    by Thales Group on 07/08/2019 at 18:23

    We live in a world surrounded by artificial intelligence. These AI applications are here to help us live better lives. Today, applications are being developed to digitally transform all types of domains, including ground transportation with autonomous trains, civil aviation with single pilot aircraft, cyber security with better anomaly detection, and many more. In the first episode of this mini-series on AI in decisive moments, we are joined by Chairman and CEO of Thales Group, Patrice Caine, who discusses his thoughts on how AI is making the world a better place and keeping us all safer.


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  • Siemens provides access to unused field data from production for the integration of IT and OT
    by [email protected] on 02/03/2023 at 14:04

    Siemens provides access to unused field data from production for the integration of IT and OT [email protected]… Thu, 03/02/2023 - 14:04 Please use another Browser It looks like you are using a browser that is not fully supported. Please note that there might be constraints on site display and usability. For the best experience we suggest that you download the newest version of a supported browser: Internet Explorer, Chrome Browser, Firefox Browser, Safari BrowserContinue with the current browserPlease allow JavaScriptThis page requires JavaScript in order to be fully functional and displayed correctly. Please enable JavaScript and reload the site. How to enable JavaScript Press Release03 March 2023Digital IndustriesNuremberg Siemens provides access to unused field data from production for the integration of IT and OT Unused field data becomes accessible to IT systems with Field Data Enablement (FDE) – without interrupting production or influencing the control system No additional sensors or programming are required Available as a software and/or hardware solution In the age of digitalization, data is the new gold. With its new Field Data Enablement Portfolio, Siemens is now making unused field data accessible to IT and thus making manufacturing companies more efficient and future-proof. In many production plants, there’s still lots of hidden potential for optimization at the field level, for example in automating machines and systems. Currently only about 20 percent of the total volume of data is used. Until now, data has been provided to IT systems by the controller, which sends data from the shop floor to edge or cloud systems. This means data that’s not available in the controller remains unavailable to IT, such as information about commissioning. Field Data Enablement now enables the convergence of IT and OT data with no need to reprogram the controller. This makes OT data accessible to IT systems that would otherwise remain unused or could only be accessed with great time and effort and with disruptions in running production plants.   Unused field data becomes accessible to IT systems with Field Data Enablement (FDE) – without interrupting production or influencing the control system No additional sensors or programming are required Available as a software and/or hardware solution In the age of digitalization, data is the new gold. With its new Field Data Enablement Portfolio, Siemens is now making unused field data accessible to IT and thus making manufacturing companies more efficient and future-proof. In many production plants, there’s still lots of hidden potential for optimization at the field level, for example in automating machines and systems. Currently only about 20 percent of the total volume of data is used. Until now, data has been provided to IT systems by the controller, which sends data from the shop floor to edge or cloud systems. This means data that’s not available in the controller remains unavailable to IT, such as information about commissioning. Field Data Enablement now enables the convergence of IT and OT data with no need to reprogram the controller. This makes OT data accessible to IT systems that would otherwise remain unused or could only be accessed with great time and effort and with disruptions in running production plants.   Field Data Enablement via hardware or software FDE will be available beginning in April as a hardware solution or as an app: Both can be used independently. The SIMATIC FDE Gateway can be used to access devices at the field level that aren’t connected to the automation or controller by a permanent bus connection. The Field Data Enabler PROFINET app can be installed on a SIMATIC IPC. Data acquisition occurs in parallel to automation via an existing PROFINET connection. The app can also use this connection to directly access all data from field devices that are connected to the decentralized I/O system via IO-Link. This is how OT data, such as valuable status information from the sensor, can be made available to IT. The convergence of IT and OT enables secure, data-driven decisions. Easy implementation in green- or brownfieldField Data Enablement can be easily integrated in existing systems, because no additional sensors need to be retrofitted. Operators can use sensors they already use for automation in the OT layer for further analysis in the IT environment. FDE is easy to configure with no need for programming. Instead of the programming necessary for IoT solutions, all that’s needed is the configuration of the existing information. In addition, parameters like context and semantic reference can be reused, and no redefinition is necessary. This is how Field Data Enablement is advancing the fusion of OT and IT in plants of all sizes.For more information on SIMATIC Field Enablement please see www.siemens.com/fde For this press release PDF DownloadDownloads SIMATIC FDE Gateway KeyvisualFollow us on our social media channels siemens_press siemens_industry Blog Digital Enterprise - Accelerating the digital transformation Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 72,000 employees internationally. Read more Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power. In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €72.0 billion and net income of €4.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, the company had around 311,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com. Read moreReference Number: ContactFabiane HörmannSiemens AG+49 15238919337   fabia[email protected] SiemensGet in touchFollow our global channels Follow Change region Global | English

  • [NewCo] – Launch of a new leading motors and large drives company
    by [email protected] on 28/02/2023 at 20:10

    [NewCo] – Launch of a new leading motors and large drives company [email protected]… Tue, 02/28/2023 - 20:10 Please use another Browser It looks like you are using a browser that is not fully supported. Please note that there might be constraints on site display and usability. For the best experience we suggest that you download the newest version of a supported browser: Internet Explorer, Chrome Browser, Firefox Browser, Safari BrowserContinue with the current browserPlease allow JavaScriptThis page requires JavaScript in order to be fully functional and displayed correctly. Please enable JavaScript and reload the site. How to enable JavaScript Press Release01 March 2023Siemens AGMunich Innomotics – Launch of a new leading motors and large drives company End-to-end portfolio of low- to high-voltage motors, geared motors, medium-voltage converters and motor spindlesOperational headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, with around 14,000 employees worldwide and revenue of approximately €3 billionEffective July 1, 2023, Innomotics will operate in Germany as a legally separate, wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. The global carve-out is on track; to be largely completed by October 1, 2023Innomotics’ management team will comprise Michael Reichle (CEO), Christoph Salentin (CFO) and Hermann Kleinod (CTO) A new, leading motors and large drives company will be called Innomotics. Under this name, Siemens is combining its business activities in the areas of low- to high-voltage motors, geared motors, medium-voltage converters and motor spindles. The portfolio includes an innovative solutions and digitalization portfolio and a broad range of service offerings. The related businesses were previously assigned to the units Large Drives Applications and Digital Industries and to the legally separate Siemens companies Sykatec and Weiss Spindeltechnologie. End-to-end portfolio of low- to high-voltage motors, geared motors, medium-voltage converters and motor spindlesOperational headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, with around 14,000 employees worldwide and revenue of approximately €3 billionEffective July 1, 2023, Innomotics will operate in Germany as a legally separate, wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. The global carve-out is on track; to be largely completed by October 1, 2023Innomotics’ management team will comprise Michael Reichle (CEO), Christoph Salentin (CFO) and Hermann Kleinod (CTO) A new, leading motors and large drives company will be called Innomotics. Under this name, Siemens is combining its business activities in the areas of low- to high-voltage motors, geared motors, medium-voltage converters and motor spindles. The portfolio includes an innovative solutions and digitalization portfolio and a broad range of service offerings. The related businesses were previously assigned to the units Large Drives Applications and Digital Industries and to the legally separate Siemens companies Sykatec and Weiss Spindeltechnologie.Effective July 1, 2023, Innomotics will operate in Germany as a legally separate company, with operational headquarters in Nuremberg. The carve-out in Germany will be completed effective the same date. The designated management team comprises Michael Reichle (CEO), Christoph Salentin (CFO) and Hermann Kleinod (CTO). The global carve-out is to be largely completed by the start of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2023.“We’re convinced of the new company’s future success. The combined strengths of its individual businesses and the power to act independently will enable Innomotics to unlock significant value for its customers, leverage its growth potential and thus ensure its success going forward,” said Ralf P. Thomas, CFO of Siemens AG.“With its size, its broad portfolio and our highly motivated people, Innomotics will be a trailblazer in the market and capture a leading competitive position. We’ll profit from the strong growth potential driven also, in particular, by the sustainability-oriented demand for more efficient electrification and energy consumption in industry and society. I’m convinced that Innomotics will provide us with the optimal setup to leverage this potential,” said Michael Reichle, designated CEO of Innomotics.Motors and electrical drive systems are Innomotics’ business and passion. The name Innomotics combines the promise of innovative power with the experience and reliability of 150 years in motor manufacturing.In the future, Innomotics will continue to collaborate closely with other Siemens businesses through partnerships in the areas of technology and sales and in trade relationships.For this press release PDF DownloadFollow us on Twitter @siemens_pressSiemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power. In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €72.0 billion and net income of €4.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, the company had around 311,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com. Read moreReference Number: ContactWolfram TrostSiemens AG Werner-von-Siemens-Straße 1 80333 Munich Germany +49 174 1551859 [email protected] SiemensGet in touchFollow our global channels Follow Change region Global | English

  • IoT-based innovations from Siemens transform buildings into smart ecosystems
    by [email protected] on 16/02/2023 at 11:35

    IoT-based innovations from Siemens transform buildings into smart ecosystems [email protected]… Thu, 02/16/2023 - 11:35 Please use another Browser It looks like you are using a browser that is not fully supported. Please note that there might be constraints on site display and usability. For the best experience we suggest that you download the newest version of a supported browser: Internet Explorer, Chrome Browser, Firefox Browser, Safari BrowserContinue with the current browserPlease allow JavaScriptThis page requires JavaScript in order to be fully functional and displayed correctly. Please enable JavaScript and reload the site. How to enable JavaScript Press Release21 February 2023Smart InfrastructureZug IoT-based innovations from Siemens transform buildings into smart ecosystems Siemens exhibition at ISH 2023 introduces IoT-based smart building solutions which marks a major shift for sustainable operations Addressing simple small buildings as well as complex campuses ISH 2023, Frankfurt a. M. (Germany), March 13 – 17, hall 10.2, booth C55 Siemens exhibition at ISH 2023 introduces IoT-based smart building solutions which marks a major shift for sustainable operations Addressing simple small buildings as well as complex campuses ISH 2023, Frankfurt a. M. (Germany), March 13 – 17, hall 10.2, booth C55 At ISH 2023, Siemens will be showcasing IoT-based innovations that transform buildings into smart ecosystems.At this year’s ISH trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, Siemens will showcase its cloud-based platforms, IoT-enabled products and solutions that make buildings smarter, leveraging the potential that digitalization offers. Exhibiting under the motto “Your fast lane to smart buildings”, the company is focusing on turning buildings into smart ecosystems that respond to the business goals of building owners and operators for improved building performance, as well as to tenants’ needs for comfortable and healthy buildings.“Given the current challenges of climate change, the energy crisis and growing regulatory pressure, building stakeholders now need to urgently set the course to operate their buildings in a smarter way,” said Henning Sandfort, CEO of Building Products at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. “We continuously innovate and enhance our portfolio, embracing new technologies to make buildings a better place for all stakeholders and optimize their climate footprint at the same time.“ Innovations to boost building performanceSiemens not only offers solutions for large buildings and campuses, but also solutions targeted at small and medium-sized buildings. As they represent the majority of built-up areas worldwide, they contribute substantially to the decarbonization efforts in the industry.In Frankfurt, Siemens will display a smart automation solution at a show for the first time, addressing building facility managers’ and installers’ concerns around the complexity of building automation. The solution is an automation system designed for simple, small to medium-sized buildings. It does not require any engineering efforts on the customer side, but still offers the benefits of optimizing the building’s energy efficiency.Another highlight is Siemens’ well-established Desigo building automation system, now available in a version with superior protection against cyberattacks. As one of the industry’s first, the system has been equipped with BACnet Secure Connect on all levels from room automation to the building management system Desigo CC. Thanks to its scalability, Desigo can securely connect and control up to one thousand devices.The energy crisis has resulted in a significant spike in demand for heat pumps. Siemens is showcasing its soon to be released HVAC controller Climatix S400 for heat pump applications in residential buildings. The compact controllers are ideal for applications with renewable energy sources, contributing to environmentally friendly HVAC equipment and improving the climate impact of buildings.Solutions for data-driven buildingsAt the exhibition, visitors can also interact with Building X, the holistic and open platform of data-driven applications and connectivity solutions for building operations, launched in 2022. They can further explore the recently launched Connect Box, an IoT-based solution to manage small to medium-sized buildings in a smart and simple way.For further information on Siemens Smart Infrastructure, please see www.siemens.com/smart-infrastructure For further information on ISH 2023, please see www.siemens.com/ISH For this press release PDF DownloadFollow us on Twitter @siemens_press Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. As of September 30, 2022, the business had around 72,700 employees worldwide. Read moreSiemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power. In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €72.0 billion and net income of €4.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, the company had around 311,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com. Read moreReference Number: ContactCatharina Bujnoch-GrossSiemens AG+41 79 5660778 [email protected] SiemensGet in touchFollow our global channels Follow Change region Global | English

  • Siemens Mobility awarded service contract for Ontario’s Metrolinx
    by [email protected] on 15/02/2023 at 12:34

    Siemens Mobility awarded service contract for Ontario’s Metrolinx [email protected]… Wed, 02/15/2023 - 12:34 Please use another Browser It looks like you are using a browser that is not fully supported. Please note that there might be constraints on site display and usability. For the best experience we suggest that you download the newest version of a supported browser: Internet Explorer, Chrome Browser, Firefox Browser, Safari BrowserContinue with the current browserPlease allow JavaScriptThis page requires JavaScript in order to be fully functional and displayed correctly. Please enable JavaScript and reload the site. How to enable JavaScript Press Release21 February 2023Siemens Mobility GmbHMunich Siemens Mobility awarded service contract for Ontario’s Metrolinx Growing Canadian footprint for Siemens Mobility in rail infrastructure maintenance Increasing availability and reliability of Metrolinx network Expanding existing partnership with Metrolinx Siemens Mobility has been selected by Ontario’s local public operator Metrolinx to provide track, signal, and right-of-way maintenance services for the agency’s railway infrastructure system that makes up the West Region of Toronto. The contract includes service for three years with an additional two-year option. Siemens Mobility’s suite of digital tools and software will complement the knowledge and expertise their teams possess with the intelligent use of rail data to provide Metrolinx with superior service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   Growing Canadian footprint for Siemens Mobility in rail infrastructure maintenance Increasing availability and reliability of Metrolinx network Expanding existing partnership with Metrolinx Siemens Mobility has been selected by Ontario’s local public operator Metrolinx to provide track, signal, and right-of-way maintenance services for the agency’s railway infrastructure system that makes up the West Region of Toronto. The contract includes service for three years with an additional two-year option. Siemens Mobility’s suite of digital tools and software will complement the knowledge and expertise their teams possess with the intelligent use of rail data to provide Metrolinx with superior service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   Siemens Mobility awarded service contract for Ontario’s Metrolinx.“With the new contract with Metrolinx, we continue to showcase our commitment to being a trusted partner to our customers around the world. With a combination of our on-the-ground rail infrastructure maintenance experience and our suite of digital services, we can ensure up to 100% system availability. This will ultimately enhance the passenger experience and support passenger growth in the years ahead,” said Johannes Emmelheinz, CEO of Customer Services at Siemens Mobility.Metrolinx is a Crown agency of the Government of Ontario that manages and integrates road and rail public transport in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. With 20 transit lines and serving more than 100 million passengers, Metrolinx works to improve the coordination and integration of all modes of transportation in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Currently, Siemens Mobility provides various services and products to Metrolinx including Signal and Communications back-office support and fault control services at Metrolinx’s Network Operations Center (NOC) in Oakville, Ontario. This new maintenance service contract will further strengthen Siemens Mobility’s ongoing relationship with Metrolinx while increasing the organization’s footprint in the Greater Toronto Area.In Canada, Siemens Mobility has been providing solutions to the transportation industry for more than 40 years, including, among others, railway infrastructure maintenance services on the rail networks in Quebec and Ontario, light rail vehicles in Edmonton and Calgary, trainsets delivered to VIA Rail Canada, new trainsets for Ontario Northland, an order for locomotives for Montreal’s exo and the rail electrification and overall system maintenance of the light rail transit network in Kitchener-Waterloo. For this press release PDF DownloadFollow us on Twitter @siemens_mobilitySiemens Mobility is a separately managed company of Siemens AG. As a leader in intelligent transport solutions for more than 175 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio. Its core areas include rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, a comprehensive software portfolio, turnkey systems as well as related services. With digital products and solutions, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainably over the entire lifecycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. In fiscal year 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, Siemens Mobility posted revenue of €9.7 billion and had around 38,200 employees worldwide. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/mobility. Read moreReference Number: ContactEva HaupenthalSiemens Mobility GmbH+49 152 01654597 [email protected] SiemensGet in touchFollow our global channels Follow Change region Global | English

  • Siemens partners with Swinburne University to help accelerate energy transition and net zero
    by [email protected] on 14/02/2023 at 10:26

    Siemens partners with Swinburne University to help accelerate energy transition and net zero [email protected]… Tue, 02/14/2023 - 10:26 Please use another Browser It looks like you are using a browser that is not fully supported. Please note that there might be constraints on site display and usability. For the best experience we suggest that you download the newest version of a supported browser: Internet Explorer, Chrome Browser, Firefox Browser, Safari BrowserContinue with the current browserPlease allow JavaScriptThis page requires JavaScript in order to be fully functional and displayed correctly. Please enable JavaScript and reload the site. How to enable JavaScript Press Release15 February 2023Smart InfrastructureZug Siemens partners with Swinburne University to help accelerate energy transition and net zero Siemens Swinburne Energy Transition Hub aims to create the most advanced future energy grid laboratory of its kind in Australia accessible to students and industry 5.2 million AUD (3.4 million EUR) to be invested into Hub, set to open in late 2023 Hub to leverage digital twin of Australia’s energy grid with Siemens software such as PSS E, PSS Sincal, Spectrum Power and Deop X Joint project between industry and research to accelerate path to net zero Siemens and Swinburne University of Technology have agreed to set up the most advanced future Energy Transition Hub of its kind in Australia in at the University’s Hawthorn campus in Melbourne. Featuring some of the most advanced digital energy technology from Siemens and the technical, R&D and teaching expertise of Swinburne, the $5.2 million Hub aims to build a future energy grid laboratory accessible to students and industry. When fully operational, the Hub will also offer researchers and industry the opportunity to work on solutions for greener, more efficient future energy systems using Siemens Xcelerator, a new open digital business platform and marketplace.  Siemens Swinburne Energy Transition Hub aims to create the most advanced future energy grid laboratory of its kind in Australia accessible to students and industry 5.2 million AUD (3.4 million EUR) to be invested into Hub, set to open in late 2023 Hub to leverage digital twin of Australia’s energy grid with Siemens software such as PSS E, PSS Sincal, Spectrum Power and Deop X Joint project between industry and research to accelerate path to net zero Siemens and Swinburne University of Technology have agreed to set up the most advanced future Energy Transition Hub of its kind in Australia in at the University’s Hawthorn campus in Melbourne. Featuring some of the most advanced digital energy technology from Siemens and the technical, R&D and teaching expertise of Swinburne, the $5.2 million Hub aims to build a future energy grid laboratory accessible to students and industry. When fully operational, the Hub will also offer researchers and industry the opportunity to work on solutions for greener, more efficient future energy systems using Siemens Xcelerator, a new open digital business platform and marketplace.  Siemens and Swinburne University of Technology have agreed to set up the most advanced future Energy Transition Hub of its kind in Australia in at the University’s Hawthorn campus in Melbourne.Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, Professor Karen Hapgood, stated, “Australia’s ambitious carbon reduction targets need a multi-pronged approach by industry, research and government. The new Siemens Swinburne Energy Transition Hub will be working on new technologies to improve energy efficiency, supply, integration, storage, transport and use, as well as how we can improve existing technologies and frameworks. We need change fast, and the Siemens-Swinburne team will focus on taking ideas to market – where they can make the most impact as quickly as possible.”The Hub will enable users to leverage digital twins of energy grids, map scenarios, research new findings, develop original and creative hypotheses, and test results. It will be home to a digital twin of Australia’s energy grid that commercial research teams can use to run simulations of new, innovative solutions and software.In addition to R&D and commercialization projects, the hub will deliver short courses for industry professionals. It will also give back to Swinburne students, with Siemens software and the company’s real-world industry experience integrated into engineering technology courses. The Hub will feature software and hardware products from Siemens’ portfolio.Peter Halliday, CEO and Chairman, Siemens Australia and New Zealand, said, “Our relationship with Swinburne University of Technology is long-standing and we’re proud to extend it through the new Siemens Swinburne Energy Transition Hub. Collaboration between industry and academia is critical to driving better outcomes on key topics of national importance such as the energy transition. Digitalization allows you to do more with less as technology assists you in identifying the opportunities for reducing energy consumption and emissions whilst acceleration the journey to net zero.” In addition to microgrid and planning stations, the Hub will also feature Siemens’ microgrid management system (MGMS) and decentralized energy optimization platform (DEOP) software. The microgrid technologies include Sicam A8000 and Siprotec 5 devices for control and protection. The planning stations feature Siemens PSS software which is used by over 70% of utilities and independent system operators including AEMO and grid operators.Jose Moreira, Country Business Unit head – Grid Software, Siemens Australia and New Zealand, added: “Tackling the speed and change in the energy landscape to create solutions that help achieve net zero requires a collaborative and co-creative approach. Siemens has a strong history of working with universities to empower the next generation of workforce on energy systems of the future. We’re proud to present the Siemens Swinburne Energy Transition Hub not just to students but to industry as well. The Hub features some of the latest and best technology used by organizations across the world and will hopefully spark new Australian innovations for future energy challenges.”  Siemens and Swinburne University of Technology have agreed to set up the most advanced future Energy Transition Hub of its kind in Australia in at the University’s Hawthorn campus in Melbourne.For this press release PDF DownloadFollow us on Twitter @siemens_press Siemens Smart Infrastructure (SI) is shaping the market for intelligent, adaptive infrastructure for today and the future. It addresses the pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change by connecting energy systems, buildings and industries. SI provides customers with a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio from a single source – with products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption. With an increasingly digitalized ecosystem, it helps customers thrive and communities progress while contributing toward protecting the planet. Siemens Smart Infrastructure has its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. As of September 30, 2022, the business had around 72,700 employees worldwide. Read moreSiemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power. In fiscal 2022, which ended on September 30, 2022, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €72.0 billion and net income of €4.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, the company had around 311,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com. Read moreReference Number: ContactEva-Maria BaumannSiemens AG+49 174 2358 997 [email protected] SiemensGet in touchFollow our global channels Follow Change region Global | English


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