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KPMG is one of the largest professional services companies in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and PwC. Its global headquarters is located in Amstelveen, the Netherlands.KPMG employs 162,000 people and has three lines of services: audit, tax, and advisory. Its tax and advisory services are further divided into various service groups.The name "KPMG" was chosen when KMG merged with Peat Marwick. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 26, 2017

WESTERLY, R.I., April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WASH), the publicly owned holding company of The Washington Trust Company, held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday at the Westerly Public Library, for the year ended December 31, 2016. Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, presided over the business portion of the meeting. Edward O. “Ned” Handy, III, President and Chief Operating Officer, reviewed key highlights of 2016 and David V. Devault, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Chief Financial Officer, reviewed the Corporation’s 2016 performance and commented on results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, which were released on April 24th. Mark K.W. Gim, Senior Executive Vice President of Wealth Management and Treasurer, provided a strategic outlook for the remainder of 2017. During the business portion of the meeting, four directors were elected to the Corporation’s board of directors for terms ending in 2020: John J. Bowen, Chancellor, President and Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Wales University; Robert A. DiMuccio, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amica Mutual Insurance Company; H. Douglas Randall, III, Chief Executive Officer, Randall Realtors; and John F. Treanor, Retired President and Chief Operating Officer, The Washington Trust Company. Shareholders also ratified the selection of KPMG, LLP to serve as the independent registered public accounting firm for the Corporation for the current fiscal year ending December 31, 2017, approved a non-binding resolution for compensation of the Corporation’s named executive officers, and approved a non-binding resolution to select the frequency of every one year for future shareholder advisory votes to approve the compensation of the Corporation’s named executive officers. In a review of Washington Trust’s 2016 highlights, Edward O. “Ned” Handy, III noted that, “in the Bank’s 216th year of service, we had record earnings, loan and deposit levels, and eclipsed $6.1 billion in assets under administration.” He pointed to a number of initiatives that helped drive the company’s growth, including Washington Trust’s Rhode Island branch expansion, improved customer experience through technological enhancements, continued growth in burgeoning commercial markets, and a commitment to remain actively engaged and in support of the communities served by the Bank. David V. Devault noted that Washington Trust is one of the nation’s top-performing banks and outlined the Corporation’s excellent profitability, solid growth and continued stability in 2016. He added that, as a result of Washington Trust’s strong track record and profitability, the Corporation had increased its quarterly cash dividend 24 times in the last 25 years. Mark K.W. Gim provided an outlook for the year ahead, and in closing, noted; “At the heart of this is the triad of people, products and technology, which defines what Washington Trust is, and how we help meet the financial needs of the communities and customers we serve.” ABOUT WASHINGTON TRUST BANCORP, INC. Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. is the parent of The Washington Trust Company, with $4.4 billion in assets as of March 31, 2017. Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is the oldest community bank in the nation, the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island and one of the Northeast’s premier financial services companies. Washington Trust offers a full range of financial services, including commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management and trust services through its offices located in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Corporation’s common stock trades on NASDAQ under the symbol WASH. Investor information is available on the Corporation’s web site at

News Article | April 17, 2017

(PRLEAP.COM)Major aerospace and automotive manufacturers and suppliers will gather in the Detroit area this May for two events presented by SpeedNews Conferences in collaboration with WardsAuto. Thewill be held in Dearborn, MI, from May 2-3, 2017, followed by the inauguralon May 4, 2017. Both events offer top aerospace and automotive professionals the opportunity to meet with distinguished experts, learn about current trends, new products and developments, hear forecasts, and network with customers and peers.Thewill cover manufacturing operations, capabilities and processes, innovation within manufacturing, modern machining technologies, automation and industry trends. The Conference offers themes that are operational in nature, featuring speakers and panelists with extensive hands-on manufacturing experience. The Conference is being held in Detroit because of the large manufacturing and supply chain bases of the two industries that are based there and Michigan's focus on growth in the industries. The Conference will focus on all key manufacturing aspects including tooling, machining, components, electronics, advanced materials engineering and technological systems. In addition, it will cover what is really behind the hype of Internet of Things (IoT), Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Big Data, and how the Auto and Aero industries learn from each other. The agenda includes remarks from and a reception featuring The Honorable Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan. To register, visit Immediately following and co-located with, thewill be held May 4, 2017. The event will unite executives representing aerospace and automotive manufacturers and suppliers to explore the many synergies between the massive global aerospace and automotive manufacturing industries. The agenda will feature a series of presentations and panel discussions including representatives from both industries, in four sections:(Current Situation, Drivers of Growth, Key Issues, Enabling Technologies, Regulatory Environment, and Overall Industry Outlook);(Vehicle Light Weighting and Vetronics, Software & Cybersecurity);(Manufacturing Productivity, Big Data, and Supply Chain Best Practices); and(Additive Manufacturing Disruption and Silicon Valley). For more details, visit Delegates to either Conference are eligible to participate in tours of RCO Engineering and Linear AMS on May 3. Space is limited and separate registration is required. To register for tours, visit Theand theare produced in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, KPMG and WardsAuto. WardsAuto is the leading provider of information and data to the automotive manufacturing industry.Additional sponsors of theinclude Dassault Systèmes, Gentherm, Rockwell Automation, Stratasys and Aero Metals Alliance.Additional sponsors of theinclude Gentherm, Rockwell Automation, Stratasys, Liebherr Aerospace and Pcubed.For information about registering, promotional and advertising opportunities, contact Joanna Speed at +1-424-465-6501 or . On Twitter, follow @speednewsconf ( ). For information about all SpeedNews events, visit ###SpeedNews Conferences, the leader in global executive events, provides targeted information and professional networking opportunities for senior level aerospace industry leaders, decision makers, financial institutions, economic development organizations, and industry analysts. These Conferences deliver an array of information and data for commercial, defense, business and general aviation, aerospace manufacturing, raw materials, and M&A developments.SpeedNews Conferences offer an unmatched depth of market data and innovative ways to present organizations' materials. Meet with distinguished experts in the aerospace industry, learn about current trends, new products and developments, hear forecasts, and network with customers and peers. From aircraft and engine manufacturing to current financial reports and data, you will walk away with timely, crucial knowledge from these experts to help guide your business plans.WardsAuto is a world-leading provider of automotive insights and analysis, having served the industry's information needs for more than 90 years. Based in Southfield, MI, WardsAuto provides a forward-looking perspective on all aspects of the automotive business, from the tech center to the plant floor to the showroom. Its services include the premium resource and suite of customizable data reporting tools, the WardsAuto Interiors, WardsAuto UX and WardsAuto Outlook Conferences, and digital newsletters and magazines.SpeedNews and WardsAuto are part of Informa, the international business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events group. Informa serves commercial, professional and academic communities, helping them connect and learn, and creating and providing access to content and intelligence that helps people and businesses work smarter and make better decisions faster.Informa has over 7,500 colleagues in more than 20 countries and a presence in all major geographies. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.###

Agency: GTR | Branch: EPSRC | Program: | Phase: Research Grant | Award Amount: 3.44M | Year: 2013

Compared to many parts of the world, the UK has under-invested in its infrastructure in recent decades. It now faces many challenges in upgrading its infrastructure so that it is appropriate for the social, economic and environmental challenges it will face in the remainder of the 21st century. A key challenge involves taking into account the ways in which infrastructure systems in one sector increasingly rely on other infrastructure systems in other sectors in order to operate. These interdependencies mean failures in one system can cause follow-on failures in other systems. For example, failures in the water system might knock out electricity supplies, which disrupt communications, and therefore transportation, which prevent engineers getting to the original problem in the water infrastructure. These problems now generate major economic and social costs. Unfortunately they are difficult to manage because the UK infrastructure system has historically been built, and is currently operated and managed, around individual infrastructure sectors. Because many privatised utilities have focused on operating infrastructure assets, they have limited experience in producing new ones or of understanding these interdependencies. Many of the old national R&D laboratories have been shut down and there is a lack of capability in the UK to procure and deliver the modern infrastructure the UK requires. On the one hand, this makes innovation risky. On the other hand, it creates significant commercial opportunities for firms that can improve their understanding of infrastructure interdependencies and speed up how they develop and test their new business models. This learning is difficult because infrastructure innovation is undertaken in complex networks of firms, rather than in an individual firm, and typically has to address a wide range of stakeholders, regulators, customers, users and suppliers. Currently, the UK lacks a shared learning environment where these different actors can come together and explore the strengths and weaknesses of different options. This makes innovation more difficult and costly, as firms are forced to learn by doing and find it difficult to anticipate technical, economic, legal and societal constraints on their activity before they embark on costly development projects. The Centre will create a shared, facilitated learning environment in which social scientists, engineers, industrialists, policy makers and other stakeholders can research and learn together to understand how better to exploit the technical and market opportunities that emerge from the increased interdependence of infrastructure systems. The Centre will focus on the development and implementation of innovative business models and aims to support UK firms wishing to exploit them in international markets. The Centre will undertake a wide range of research activities on infrastructure interdependencies with users, which will allow problems to be discovered and addressed earlier and at lower cost. Because infrastructure innovations alter the social distribution of risks and rewards, the public needs to be involved in decision making to ensure business models and forms of regulation are socially robust. As a consequence, the Centre has a major focus on using its research to catalyse a broader national debate about the future of the UKs infrastructure, and how it might contribute towards a more sustainable, economically vibrant, and fair society. Beneficiaries from the Centres activities include existing utility businesses, entrepreneurs wishing to enter the infrastructure sector, regulators, government and, perhaps most importantly, our communities who will benefit from more efficient and less vulnerable infrastructure based services.

Kpmg | Date: 2014-04-02

A system and method of performing customer onboarding may include accessing business data derived from compliance documents of a potential customer in a NoSQL database. Grouped assertions in a computer-executable format may be caused to be applied to the business data in a sequence. A determination as to whether the business data complies with the grouped assertions may be made, and a report inclusive of whether the business data complies with the grouped assertions may be generated.

A system and method of finding and inventorying related data in multiple, distinct tables of a data repository may include storing raw data from multiple, distinct tables in a schema-less design format in a schema-less data repository, where the raw data includes data values and metadata associated with the data values. A first set of data values may be identified from the raw data that matches a search parameter. A first set of metadata associated with the identified first set of data values may be identified. A determination of a second set of metadata related to metadata in the first set of metadata may be made. A second set of data values related to the search parameter may be identified, and an inventory inclusive of metadata that provides an inventory to the identified data values for processing.

A system and method for automatically establishing connections to tables within a data repository may include establishing a pointer to a data repository inclusive of a plurality of tables. System-level metadata within a data repository, catalog, and tables may be accessed. Connections for the respective tables inclusive of data values and metadata associated with the data values may be automatically created.

A system and method of availing executable rules for performing a government regulation compliance review using a rules-based engine may include encoding assertions into a computer-executable format. The assertions may be converted from the computer-executable format to a conventional rules-based format. The assertions in the rules-based format may be available for execution in a rules-based engine for applying the assertions to business data being stored in a structured database.

A system and method of reconciling reference data of a business transaction may include parsing the document to identify at least one set of a subject, predicate, and object data contained within the document in response to receiving a document associated with a business transaction. A determination of at least one predicate of interest from the set(s) of a subject, predicate, and object data may be made. A transaction data set in an RDF triple data format for each set of subject, predicate, and object data inclusive of the at least one predicate of interest may be generated. A determination of reference data of a transaction data set may be made. The reference data may be compared with master data representative of potential identities to which the reference data of the business transaction refers so that a determination of a correct identity of the reference data may be made.

A system and method of establishing a documentary audit trail for a government regulatory compliance review may include accessing a set of assertions derived from government regulations. Subsets of the assertions may be associated with ordered steps in a workflow. The subsets of the assertions may be applied to business data derived from at least one document as ordered by the workflow. In response to applying the subsets of assertions to the business data, the steps of the workflow may be recorded in association with the respective subsets of the assertions. A report showing which of the assertions were applied to the business data at each of the ordered steps of the workflow may be generated, thereby creating an audit trail as to which government regulations were applied to business data during the regulatory compliance review.

Agency: NSF | Branch: Contract | Program: | Phase: OPERATIONS SUPPORT PROGRAM | Award Amount: 559.62K | Year: 2014


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