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News Article | May 11, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Amazon has a TIGIR by the Tail - Retail's Tech Inn" report to their offering. Never since Walmart grew from 4 to 2,000 Supercenters in the 1990s have we seen a retail transformation as significant as what we are seeing now with physical store traffic down and the incredible rise of e-commerce and mobile commerce with Amazon at the lead. A full 55% of all online e-commerce searches start on Amazon and they are extending their growth. But this growth is not just in terms of raw retail growth, but Amazon is far outpacing traditional retailers in innovation spend, spending more in R&D than the top 20 US retailers combined. This research is about the TIGIR - Technology Innovation Gap In Retail. How big is it, what can retailers do about it, and what technologies really move the sales needle? This study hits all of the major technologies and most important, when are retailers buying each and when will they be functional for associates and ultimately customers. This study covers the following: - What is TIGIR and how big is the gap? - Why IT Spend matters - change in sales by IT investment - What are retail winners doing different than laggards? - What are priorities of retailers who are winning in the market? - What are purchase trends for key technologies such as POS, Ship from Store, Click and Collect, RFID, Predictive Analytics? With responses from many of the top retailers in North America, we have produced the results in a detailed, but very easy to read study. You also get the raw data to do your own analysis by segment. The report is designed for use by Retailers, Hardware Providers, Software Providers, Service Providers and others who might have a vested interest in the North American retail market. The report breaks down the data to find answers to questions that many in the industry are asking, like the following: - What do the IT Spend, Store Growth and Store Remodels look like for 2016? - What are the retailers' Top Store System Priorities? - How is Unified Commerce Driving IT Spend? - Where are Retailers Spending in the Cloud? - Which segments are looking to replace POS clients, POS Software, POS Printers, POS Scanners and EFT/Debit/Signature Capture devices? Will it be a good year or bad year for POS and peripherals? - Who is planning to deploy which Mobile Platforms and Applications, and when? For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wstw23/amazon_has_a


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: compositesmanufacturingmagazine.com

Last week, after an unprecedented 718 days in orbit, the U.S. Air Force’s robotic X-37B space plane has returned to Earth, touching down safely at the Kennedy Center Space in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The robotic vehicle, which resembles NASA’s famous space shuttle, is 29 feet long with a wingspan of 15 feet. It was built in tandem by Boeing’s Phantom Works division as well as Lockheed Martin. The plane was made with composite structures instead of aluminum. The X-37B’s payload bay (the area in which the cargo is packed) measures 7 feet long by 4 feet wide — about the size of a pickup truck bed. Two different X-37B vehicles have flown a total of four missions, which are known as OTV-1 (short for Orbital Test Vehicle), OTV-2, OTV-3 and OTV-4 (the latest mission). All four flights have reached space with the help of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas 5 rocket, which is made of carbon fiber composites. While the Air Force was very secretive about what was on the space plane, it did reveal details about an advanced materials investigation during the two-year orbit. Known as the Materials Exposure and Technology Innovation in Space (METIS), the experiment exposed nearly 100 different quarter-sized samples of polymers, composites and coatings to the harshness of space. METIS builds on previous experiments conducted by the Materials on International Space Station Experiment (MISSE), which observed over 4,000 composite samples in space from 2001-2013. “Spacecraft designers can use this information to choose the best material for specific applications, such as thermal protection or antennas or any other space hardware,” said Miria Finckenor, the principal investigator for METIS at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. To see the space plane’s historic landing, watch the video below:


News Article | May 12, 2017
Site: en.prnasia.com

JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Xirka Silicon Technology today unveiled the launch of Chipset SCard XCT136, the first local Indonesian smart card, providing multi-function purposes for student identity cards. To track student attendance, it works by using computerized fingerprint scanners to ensure a secure environment. It also offers a cashless transaction option, so all transactions related to university activities can be done by swiping the card. Supported by Indonesian Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education together with Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Informatics, the chipset currently targets educational institutions, such as University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, Hasanuddin University, and Telkom University, and is widely applied to electronic student identity cards. "The digital economy has a tremendous potential in advancing the Indonesian economy. This sector will contribute up to 11% of economic development in 2020. If accomplished, in 2030 Indonesia will occupy the 8th position in the world economy. Therefore, it needs greater innovation to face global competitiveness and this chipset development is the answer," said Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia at the launch ceremony of Chipset SCard XCT 136 on May 12th 2017. Through Industrial Technology Development Program and Technology Innovation Program, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia initiated the product development, involving students from state universities in Indonesia. By participating in the development process, the students are given the opportunity to showcase their ability to create and innovate, among their peers. According to research from MARS Indonesia, in 2016, state universities in Indonesia had a total of 507,000 new students. "Therefore, to answer market needs, Xirka Silicon Technology will provide up to 1 million units of Chipset SCard XCT136 per year for those universities," said Sylvia W. Sumarlin, President Director of PT Xirka Silicon Technology. Research and production of each component of the chipset are carried out domestically in Bandung, West Java, ensuring security against data breaches and fraud from cybercriminals. The exclusive production of chipset components in Indonesia has been successful so far in preventing other countries from gaining access or gathering information about the design and architecture of these detailed components. "It ensures data confidentiality, since no other regions will have any access to its design without Xirka's permission," added Sylvia. Xirka Silicon Technology started producing chipsets in 2007 and entered into the wider APAC regional market by partnering with Siltera-Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Japan. They won the first prize at Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Award 2008 (APICTA) for the development of WiMAX baseband chipset. In 2016, Xirka Silicon Technology completed development of its local smart card protocol, which includes Key Management System, Card Management System, and Smart Card Operating System allowing for support of multi-application features. According to Sylvia, the chipset provides several blocks of data storage memory. "Each offers different functions, such as application ID, payment, and loyalty card. Early next year, Xirka plans to launch Near-Field Communication (NFC) chipsets, which is commonly used for electronic ticket and mobile payment." Together, Xirka Silicon Technology and Microelectronics Center Bandung Institute of Technology worked to optimize security and data storage by strengthening technologies in all support systems, including card reader portable, virtual Secure Access Module (SAM), secure network, and card database. In security optimization, Chipset SCard XCT136 utilizes security engine DES and 3DES, adding 136 Kbyte to the chipsets to support more extensive data saving. Xirka Silicon Technology is a fabless company that focuses on the development of WiMAX baseband chipsets.  Established in May, 2007, it delivers a System-on-Chip (SoC) for Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) to fulfill businesses needs, supporting everybody's dynamic lifestyle which very often requires immediate attention and action. To provide assurance, our SoC uses IEEE 802.16d-2004 standard for nomadic WiMAX and IEEE 802.16e-2005 for mobile WiMAX. Continuing its commitment as a design company, since 2011 Xirka has developed SIM cards and proceeded with smart card products and derivatives such as access cards, ID cards and secured cards for banking by utilizing Near Field Communication (NFC) and RFID technologies. A lot of IT equipment will benefit from Xirka's chipset, such as, modem cards, computers, notebooks, mobile gadgets, CPE modems, etc. Xirka also recognizes the need of our clients to have a reliable chipset at an affordable price, therefore we have built our research and design center and developed products with clients' concerns on our mind.


News Article | May 25, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Executives from MEGA International and one of its distinguished Fortune 50 customers will speak about digital business at the Gartner Enterprise Architecture & Technology Innovation Summit, May 31 and June 1 in Orlando. One talk, How We Created a Digital Business Platform, will provide insight into a strategic initiative at one of the leading health benefits companies in the US, serving nearly 50 million people nationwide. The ability to mix and match best-of-breed business capabilities became necessary for the insurer due to shorter change cycles and the transformational forces of the Affordable Care Act. Its EA team turned vision into action to build a brand-new business platform in record time by applying digital-first principles. The company relied on MEGA’s HOPEX business transformation solutions for its ongoing programs. Kevin Costa, business transformation expert at MEGA, will also speak at the conference. Killing Zombie Applications that Suck the Life from Your Business is Costa’s exploration of how companies address the problem of resource-intensive applications. “These applications may be alive in terms of cost, but are dead in terms of value,” noted Costa. “You’ve got hundreds of applications that cost too much, legacy systems that slow you down and non-standard or aging technologies in dire need of remediation. But, it’s not hard for companies to develop a winning vision and plan to solve these challenges.” MEGA’s HOPEX IT Portfolio Management has been instrumental in empowering leading enterprises to jump-start highly successful programs to streamline IT. The solution helps them develop resource-rich and cost-effective IT systems that support business needs and eliminate costly, obsolete technology. The company has long been recognized by industry experts and analysts for its innovative software solutions. Gartner has named MEGA as a leader in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools reports for nine years in a row. MEGA International is a global software firm helping companies manage enterprise complexity by giving them an interactive view of their operations. Executives gain the visibility and information they need to make the right choices for effective governance and to strike the right balance between capacity for innovation, cost optimization and risk management. Backed by HOPEX software and MEGA consulting services, companies can boost business and IT agility in today’s disruptive business environment. www.mega.com


News Article | May 24, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - May 24, 2017) - Veracity Industrial Networks, a leading developer of innovative cyber security solutions for the industrial internet, announced that it has been nominated for the OCTANe High-Tech Innovation Award, which recognizes and honors outstanding technology companies, innovators and executive leadership in Orange County. "This is an important milestone for Veracity as we gain wider recognition for our innovative approach to protecting critical control systems at utilities such as power plants and water treatment facilities from malicious cyber attacks," said Veracity CEO Paul Myer. "Coming from OCTANe, a Southern California leader in supporting and accelerating technology innovation and the success of high-tech enterprises, this is quite an honor." "Orange County continues to be a major producer of technology, innovation, cutting-edge companies, entrepreneurs and business leaders with major a global impact," said Bill Carpou, OCTANe's chief executive officer. "Through our annual High-Tech Innovation Awards program, OCTANe is proud to be able to put a spotlight on outstanding work and contributions." OCTANe will announce the winner of the 2017 High-Tech Innovation Award in October. In related news, Veracity announced it will be participating in OCTANe's 2017 Technology Innovation Forum, June 1-2, the largest technology innovation and investment conference in Southern California with nearly 1,000 attendees including more than 150 CEOs and representatives from more than 700 companies. Veracity delivers a resilient, secure industrial network that provides an on-premises, centralized configuration, control, and monitoring solution that tracks all connected devices and their communications. The Veracity platform is a secure-by-default network that moves beyond the detection and alerting of cyber events into a resilient network that reduces the attack surface by design. The Veracity Industrial SDN™ network massively reduces the complexity of the network by repurposing the switch infrastructure to ensure communication between devices is determined by the system's design. Veracity provides an innovative and comprehensive platform for critical networks that enables your business mission. For more information, visit www.veracity.io


CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MapAnything, Inc., the “Where” company and leader in geo-productivity and intelligence for business, today announced full integration with ServiceNow. Through the integration, ServiceNow customers now have access to MapAnything’s leading Maps, IOT Workflow and Scheduling Applications on the ServiceNow Store. The combined power of MapAnything’s visualizations with ServiceNow helps customers deliver and manage services at light speed, improving employee productivity and increasing the bottom line. “As we grow and expand our business, we see the value of the geo-productivity technology that MapAnything offers,” said Avanish Sahai, VP of Worldwide ISV and Technology Alliances at ServiceNow. “By integrating their capabilities into our platform, we’re furthering our mission to provide the highest quality service management and support available, at the fastest speed possible. We look forward to welcoming MapAnything to the ServiceNow Store, and extending their offerings to our customers.” ServiceNow helps organizations replace the manual work patterns of the past with intelligent workflows of the future across IT, customer service, HR, security and field service. As a leading Geo-Productivity and Intelligence solution built on the ServiceNow platform, MapAnything layers data from multiple tables on a single map-based interface, enabling service workers to assign and close more incidents faster, meet SLAs, and quickly recognize trends, slashing the time to resolution. With MapAnything, users can: “I’m thrilled to bring MapAnything’s capabilities to the ServiceNow Store,” said John Stewart, MapAnything CEO. “ServiceNow’s platform is revolutionary and we’re excited to bring new levels of efficiency and insight to their ecosystem.” The news comes on the heels of MapAnything’s recent funding this past February, in which ServiceNow Ventures was a participant. It also follows ServiceNow CTO Allan Leinwand’s recent appointment to MapAnything’s Advisory Board, which provides the MapAnything executive team with a direct line of expertise from a number of influential leaders in enterprise. To learn more about how geo-productivity applications can improve your business, download the new Geo-Productivity e-book, follow the MapAnything Blog or join the conversation on Twitter, @MapAnything. Combine today’s global economy with a mobile workforce and you get a lot of moving parts. CRM alone can’t help you answer the critical business questions: Where is my business? Where do I need to go? Founded in 2009, MapAnything is an innovator and pioneer in Geo-Productivity Software. With more than 1,400 customers globally, ranging from Large Enterprises to Small Business, we believe that “Where Matters.” MapAnything is a Salesforce Gold App Innovation Partner, and a ServiceNow Technology Partner. They have received Ventana Research’s 2016 Technology Innovation Award for Location Analytics and been named a Customer’s Choice – Highly Reviewed App by users of Salesforce. To learn more, visit www.mapanything.com.


News Article | May 8, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

JOHANNESBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today announced it has been awarded the ‘Best Smart Branch Project’ in Africa at The Asian Banker Technology Innovation Awards ceremony. NCR shares the honor with Nedbank (JSE: NBKP), one of the largest banks in South Africa, and Bytes Managed Solutions, a leading technology company in Africa and an NCR partner. The awards program is managed by a team of research analysts from Asian Banker Research with expertise in the banking industry in Asia, Middle East and Africa. The evaluation criteria are set out and form part of a rigorous and transparent process vetted by leading practitioners, independent advisors and an international panel of industry experts. “NCR is honored to receive this recognition together with Nedbank and Bytes Managed Solutions as it validates our solutions that help banks transform and optimize their customers’ branch visit experience,” said Dimitri Kanellopoulos, Country Manager, NCR South Africa. “We will continue to innovate and deliver next-generation omni-channel technologies to transform the way consumers connect, interact and transact with businesses.” The award-winning NCR technologies include NCR Interactive Teller, that allows a live teller to take remote control of an ATM to assist customers with up to 90 percent of transactions typically completed by tellers inside a branch. NCR was also recognized for NCR Interactive Banker, a technology that allows banks to leverage intuitive tablet enterprise technology to turn smart data into exceptional customer service. “The move to NCR’s innovative Branch Transformation solutions has enabled us to deliver exceptional banking experiences, and encourages us further to introduce other innovations that optimize banking for our customers,” said Preni Naidoo, Executive, Self Service Banking at Nedbank. The awards were presented in conjunction with the ‘Future of Finance Middle East and Africa Convention’ in Dubai, UAE on April 20, 2017. The ceremony featured elite bankers and fintech companies from across the region. “The Asian Banker Technology Innovation Award recipients represent technology innovators in an increasingly competitive marketplace, and we are pleased to be recognised and rewarded for our solution,” said José Simoes, Senior Manager (Financial) at Bytes Managed Solutions. Nedbank Group Limited is one of South Africa’s four largest banking groups by assets and deposits, with Nedbank Limited being its principal banking subsidiary. Nedbank provides a wide range of wholesale and retail banking services and has a growing insurance, asset management and wealth management offering through four main business operations, namely Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, Nedbank Business Banking, Nedbank Retail and Nedbank Wealth. For more information, visit www.nedbank.co.za Bytes Managed Solutions (Bytes MS) is a services led, software driven and hardware enabled organisation that market, support and maintain enterprise-wide, end-to-end digital solutions and related services that enable medium to large enterprises to effectively deliver their offering to end consumers in South Africa and Africa. Bytes MS delivers solutions, Managed and Professional services to clients in the Financial, Retail, Petroleum, Oil&Gas, Hospitality, Gaming, Insurance, Telco&Media, Public Sector and Health Industries. These services are backed up by an evolving and extensive service footprint, supply chain, logistics and service management system. It supports in excess of 1 200 000 devices in more than 46 500 locations throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. Bytes MS leverages on partnerships, thought leadership and capabilities to deliver world class integrated digital solutions through a strategic and focused appraoch enabling our customers to achieve their growth and success.Bytes MS is the exclusive distributor for NCR products in South Africa. Bytes Managed Solutions is a division of Bytes Technology Group and wholly owned by JSE-listed Altron. NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.


Techonomy Returns to New York for Two Days of Intense Conversation About Technology’s Impact on Business and Society Techonomy, a leading events and media company focused on helping organizations and executives prepare for the rapid pace of tech-enabled transformation, will hold two consecutive events, Techonomy Health & Techonomy NYC, in New York City on May 16th & 17th. Techonomy, a leading events and media company focused on helping organizations and executives prepare for the rapid pace of tech-enabled transformation, will hold two consecutive events, Techonomy Health & Techonomy NYC, in New York City on May 16th & 17th. “We love our home city in New York and we love helping leaders engage with ideas about tech-driven change, so we are especially proud to be doing that here for the second year in a row,” said David Kirkpatrick, CEO and Chief Techonomist and author of the bestselling book, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World. "We're inviting techonomic thinkers to join us for either one or both of two days – Techonomy Health first, and then Techonomy NYC on May 17." Techonomy Health explores the vast potential tech holds to remake this $3 trillion U.S. industry. The program includes healthcare experts, technologists, policy makers and entrepreneurs for a high-energy discussion around topics including how AI and CRISPR will change the war on cancer, the future of consumer health information and media, the ethical and moral quandaries of enhancing the human genome, and what Trumpcare and Obamacare mean for health innovation. Speakers include Len Greer, President, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness; Meredith Guerriero, director for the healthcare industry at Facebook; Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente; celebrated author and holistic medicine expert Dean Ornish; Claudia González Romo, Executive Office of the Secretary General, UNICEF; Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser; Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America; and Steven Zatz, CEO of WebMD. (Full list below.) The following day, Techonomy NYC will be a New York-style version of Techonomy’s longstanding retreat in California, where last fall Mark Zuckerberg famously spoke about fake news. Techonomy NYC will ignite invigorating discourse around ongoing challenges relating to what a government led by Trump means for technology; the future of work in an on-demand gig economy; the digital and social fight against terrorism; and tough-to-answer questions about decision making power in an AI world, among many other topics. Speakers include Beth Comstock, Vice Chair of GE; Karin Klein, Head of Investing Activities at VC firm Bloomberg Beta; Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp; Turner CEO John Martin; Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeWork; Eli Pariser, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Upworthy; and General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz. (Full list below.) Techonomy's partners for the conferences include Accenture, Celestica, Cognizant, Johnson & Johnson, Paypal, Philips, Pitney-Bowes, and Turner Broadcasting. Techonomy Health confirmed speakers include: Yonatan Adiri, Founder and CEO, Healthy.io and Founder, DisruptionLabs; Agnes Binagwaho Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity; Jef Boeke, Director of the Institute for Systems Genetics, NYU Langone Medical Center; Walter De Brouwer, Founder and CEO, doc.ai; Brian Donley, Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic; David Ewing Duncan, Co-Founder, Curator and CEO, Arc Fusion; Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings; Katelyn Gleason, CEO & Cofounder, Eligible; Claudia González Romo, Executive Office of the Secretary General, UNICEF; Len Greer, President, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions; Meredith Guerriero, director for the healthcare industry at Facebook Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO, HealthTap; Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer, Color Genomics; Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Nancy J. Kelley, President and CEO, Nancy J. Kelley & Associates and Former Founding Executive Director, New York Genome Center; Robert Klitzman, Director, Masters of Bioethics Program, Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Tom Kottler, CEO, Co-Founder, HealthPrize Technologies; Steven Krein, Co-founder and CEO, StartUp Health; Andrew Kung, Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer, JPMorgan Chase; Christian Madsbjerg, Senior Partner, ReD Associates; John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente; Dan Munro, Author; Alexi Nazem, Co-founder and CEO, Nomad Health; Lynn O'Connor Vos, Chief Executive Officer, Grey Healthcare Group (ghg); Dean Ornish, President and Director, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Meredith Salisbury, Editorial Director, Bioscribe; Mario Schlosser, Co-founder and CEO, Oscar; Brent Shafer, CEO, Philips North America; Seth Sternberg, Co-founder and CEO, Honor; Andrew Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, Proteus Digital Health, Inc.; and Steven Zatz, CEO, WebMD. Current agenda and additional information can be found at www.techonomy.com/health Techonomy NYC confirmed speakers include: Daniel Buchner, Senior PM - Head of Decentralized Identity at Microsoft, Microsoft; Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE; Meltem Demirors, Director, Development, Digital Currency Group; Diana Farrell, President and CEO, JPMorgan Chase Institute; Max Furmanov, Managing Director & Partner, Accenture; Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor, Digital Economy / Cyber, Delegation of the European Union to the USA; COL John Graham, Associate Dean for Research and Chief Scientist, United States Military Academy; Subramaniam Hariharan, VP Global Quality, Technology Innovation & Operational Excellence, Celestica; Jessi Hempel, Head of Editorial, Backchannel; Karin Klein, Head of Investing Activities, Bloomberg Beta; Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund; Doreen Lorenzo, Co-founder, Vidlet Inc.; Director for the Center of Integrated Design, The University of Texas; Rachel Maguire, Research Director, Health Horizons Program, Institute for the Future; Gary Marcus, Professor, NYU; Founder, Geometric Intelligence (acquired by Uber); John Martin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Turner; Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, WeWork; Gregory McNeal, Co-Founder, AirMap; John Melkon, Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations, United States Military Academy; Michael Monahan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Pitney Bowes; Eli Pariser, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Upworthy; Bre Pettis, Founder, Bre & Co.; Ernesto Quinteros, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson; Andrew Rasiej, Founder and Publisher, Personal Democracy Forum; Founder and CEO, Civic Hall; Slava Rubin, Chief Business Officer, Indiegogo; Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC; Jake Schwartz, Co-founder and CEO, General Assembly; Melanie Shapiro, Founder and CEO, Case; Oz Sultan, CEO, Sultan Interactive Group; Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Business, New York University; Author, "The Sharing Economy"; David Treat, Managing Director, Accenture; Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO, Tusk Ventures; Michael J. Wolf, Co-founder and Managing Director, Activate, Inc.; and Tracy Young, CEO and Co-founder, PlanGrid. Current agenda and additional information can be found at www.techonomy.com/nyc Contacts: Techonomy Josh Kampel 617.233.7722 josh@techonomy.com Grayling Crystal Yang 415.593.1188 techonomy@grayling.com New York, NY, April 25, 2017 --( PR.com )-- GE’s Beth Comstock, Arianna Huffington of Thrive Global, and John Martin of Turner are among 60 speakers dissecting the role of tech on social and economic progress, and especially in health.Techonomy, a leading events and media company focused on helping organizations and executives prepare for the rapid pace of tech-enabled transformation, will hold two consecutive events, Techonomy Health & Techonomy NYC, in New York City on May 16th & 17th.“We love our home city in New York and we love helping leaders engage with ideas about tech-driven change, so we are especially proud to be doing that here for the second year in a row,” said David Kirkpatrick, CEO and Chief Techonomist and author of the bestselling book, The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that is Connecting the World. "We're inviting techonomic thinkers to join us for either one or both of two days – Techonomy Health first, and then Techonomy NYC on May 17."Techonomy Health explores the vast potential tech holds to remake this $3 trillion U.S. industry. The program includes healthcare experts, technologists, policy makers and entrepreneurs for a high-energy discussion around topics including how AI and CRISPR will change the war on cancer, the future of consumer health information and media, the ethical and moral quandaries of enhancing the human genome, and what Trumpcare and Obamacare mean for health innovation. Speakers include Len Greer, President, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness; Meredith Guerriero, director for the healthcare industry at Facebook; Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente; celebrated author and holistic medicine expert Dean Ornish; Claudia González Romo, Executive Office of the Secretary General, UNICEF; Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser; Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America; and Steven Zatz, CEO of WebMD. (Full list below.)The following day, Techonomy NYC will be a New York-style version of Techonomy’s longstanding retreat in California, where last fall Mark Zuckerberg famously spoke about fake news. Techonomy NYC will ignite invigorating discourse around ongoing challenges relating to what a government led by Trump means for technology; the future of work in an on-demand gig economy; the digital and social fight against terrorism; and tough-to-answer questions about decision making power in an AI world, among many other topics. Speakers include Beth Comstock, Vice Chair of GE; Karin Klein, Head of Investing Activities at VC firm Bloomberg Beta; Environmental Defense Fund President Fred Krupp; Turner CEO John Martin; Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of WeWork; Eli Pariser, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Upworthy; and General Assembly CEO Jake Schwartz. (Full list below.)Techonomy's partners for the conferences include Accenture, Celestica, Cognizant, Johnson & Johnson, Paypal, Philips, Pitney-Bowes, and Turner Broadcasting.Techonomy Health confirmed speakers include:Yonatan Adiri, Founder and CEO, Healthy.io and Founder, DisruptionLabs; Agnes Binagwaho Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity; Jef Boeke, Director of the Institute for Systems Genetics, NYU Langone Medical Center; Walter De Brouwer, Founder and CEO, doc.ai; Brian Donley, Chief of Staff, Cleveland Clinic; David Ewing Duncan, Co-Founder, Curator and CEO, Arc Fusion; Esther Dyson, Chairman, EDventure Holdings; Katelyn Gleason, CEO & Cofounder, Eligible; Claudia González Romo, Executive Office of the Secretary General, UNICEF; Len Greer, President, Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions; Meredith Guerriero, director for the healthcare industry at Facebook Ron Gutman, Founder and CEO, HealthTap; Jill Hagenkord, Chief Medical Officer, Color Genomics; Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global; Nancy J. Kelley, President and CEO, Nancy J. Kelley & Associates and Former Founding Executive Director, New York Genome Center; Robert Klitzman, Director, Masters of Bioethics Program, Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Tom Kottler, CEO, Co-Founder, HealthPrize Technologies; Steven Krein, Co-founder and CEO, StartUp Health; Andrew Kung, Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Kristin Lemkau, Chief Marketing Officer, JPMorgan Chase; Christian Madsbjerg, Senior Partner, ReD Associates; John Mattison, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente; Dan Munro, Author; Alexi Nazem, Co-founder and CEO, Nomad Health; Lynn O'Connor Vos, Chief Executive Officer, Grey Healthcare Group (ghg); Dean Ornish, President and Director, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Meredith Salisbury, Editorial Director, Bioscribe; Mario Schlosser, Co-founder and CEO, Oscar; Brent Shafer, CEO, Philips North America; Seth Sternberg, Co-founder and CEO, Honor; Andrew Thompson, Co-founder and CEO, Proteus Digital Health, Inc.; and Steven Zatz, CEO, WebMD.Current agenda and additional information can be found at www.techonomy.com/healthTechonomy NYC confirmed speakers include:Daniel Buchner, Senior PM - Head of Decentralized Identity at Microsoft, Microsoft; Beth Comstock, Vice Chair, GE; Meltem Demirors, Director, Development, Digital Currency Group; Diana Farrell, President and CEO, JPMorgan Chase Institute; Max Furmanov, Managing Director & Partner, Accenture; Andrea Glorioso, Counsellor, Digital Economy / Cyber, Delegation of the European Union to the USA; COL John Graham, Associate Dean for Research and Chief Scientist, United States Military Academy; Subramaniam Hariharan, VP Global Quality, Technology Innovation & Operational Excellence, Celestica; Jessi Hempel, Head of Editorial, Backchannel; Karin Klein, Head of Investing Activities, Bloomberg Beta; Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund; Doreen Lorenzo, Co-founder, Vidlet Inc.; Director for the Center of Integrated Design, The University of Texas; Rachel Maguire, Research Director, Health Horizons Program, Institute for the Future; Gary Marcus, Professor, NYU; Founder, Geometric Intelligence (acquired by Uber); John Martin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Turner; Miguel McKelvey, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, WeWork; Gregory McNeal, Co-Founder, AirMap; John Melkon, Center for the Study of Civil-Military Operations, United States Military Academy; Michael Monahan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Pitney Bowes; Eli Pariser, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Upworthy; Bre Pettis, Founder, Bre & Co.; Ernesto Quinteros, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson; Andrew Rasiej, Founder and Publisher, Personal Democracy Forum; Founder and CEO, Civic Hall; Slava Rubin, Chief Business Officer, Indiegogo; Julie Samuels, Executive Director, Tech:NYC; Jake Schwartz, Co-founder and CEO, General Assembly; Melanie Shapiro, Founder and CEO, Case; Oz Sultan, CEO, Sultan Interactive Group; Arun Sundararajan, Professor of Business, New York University; Author, "The Sharing Economy"; David Treat, Managing Director, Accenture; Bradley Tusk, Founder and CEO, Tusk Ventures; Michael J. Wolf, Co-founder and Managing Director, Activate, Inc.; and Tracy Young, CEO and Co-founder, PlanGrid.Current agenda and additional information can be found at www.techonomy.com/nycContacts:TechonomyJosh Kampel617.233.7722josh@techonomy.comGraylingCrystal Yang415.593.1188techonomy@grayling.com

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