DoiT Signs Multi-Year, Strategic, Non-Binding 1.5 Billion Dollar Agreement with Google Cloud

SANTA CLARA, CA, Sep 17, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – DoiT International ("DoiT" or the "Company"), a provider of proprietary public cloud optimization and governance software and public cloud expertise, today announced a new agreement with Google Cloud with the target of delivering $1.5 billion in Google Cloud infrastructure and services over the next five years. Under this expanded agreement, DoiT will deliver cloud services, including the Anthos app modernization platform, to its global customer base through its Cloud Management Platform, including cost optimization, and governance.

The significant multi-year agreement with Google Cloud comes at the height of DoiT International's own rapid global scaling, having achieved a 350% growth in revenue over the last three years. The Company is on course to exceed this exponential growth as it scales in key international markets.

Over the past 12 months, as demand for cloud services has accelerated, DoiT has grown its global footprint, expanding throughout the United States in California, New York, Texas, and into Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, and France. In addition, in February 2020, the Company completed its acquisition of superQuery to help companies adopting cloud-based databases such as Google BigQuery optimize their costs and productivity.

DoiT has been recognized within the Google Cloud ecosystem for both its sales and technical excellence, receiving the Google Cloud Reseller Partner Award for North America in 2019, Reseller Partner of the Year award for EMEA in 2018, Global Sales Partner of the Year award in 2017, and Global Partner of the Year award in 2015. DoiT also has earned Google Cloud Partner technical specializations in Data Management, Infrastructure, Location-Based Services, Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Cloud Migration.

DoiT's innovative Cloud Management Platform delivers significant value to its growing base of technology customers, providing support for public cloud workloads with complex requirements such as multi-cloud Kubernetes deployments, real-time data, analytics, and machine intelligence. Its software platform uses artificial intelligence to achieve sustainable cost reduction, using an automated approach, embraced by software and operations teams. DoiT's solution provides meaningful cost savings to customers within 90 days of onboarding, and the Company's engineering consultancy helps customers architect applications and deployments optimally for multi-cloud environments.

DoiT is proud to support more than 1,000 fast-growing startups and technology companies with their cloud computing needs on Google Cloud Platform as they scale and grow. Clients include innovative technology companies such as JFrog, RedisLabs, Influx Data, Cockroach Labs, Recurly, and Sift.

DoiT's highly-skilled Customer Reliability Engineering (CRE) team provides customers with 24/7 support and expertise in the full range of technical cloud computing questions. The Company is incredibly proud of its high customer satisfaction scores, all transparent and publicly available, reaching a near-perfect +90 NPS and 99.9 CSAT score.

"This significant partnership to drive digital transformation with Google Cloud comes after nearly a decade of partnership, and it's truly amazing what we have been able to accomplish together this far," said DoiT International's CEO, Yoav Toussia-Cohen. "We have been blessed to work hand-in-hand with the entire Google Cloud ecosystem, including leadership, the partner organization, customer engineers, and sales teams. This deal further strengthens our relationship with Google Cloud, and will allow us to support even more customers' growth together."

A remote-first company, DoiT has matched the Company's acceleration with growth in its team, having tripled headcount since the beginning of 2020, and with plans to double headcount again in the next 12 months. It is actively hiring talent across the globe in every department, including Sales, Software Engineering, Customer Reliability Engineering, Product Management, and Information Security. For more information, visit careers.doit-intl.com.

About DoiT International

DoiT International is a leading global cloud consulting company and strategic partner of Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services. We tackle complex problems of scale for our customers, using our expertise in machine learning, algorithms, complexity analysis, and system design.

Founded in 2011, DoiT International operates in nearly 70 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Israel. For more information, please visit www.doit-intl.com.

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AI Startup Deep Longevity Launches with Series A Financing and New AI System to Tackle Aging-Related Diseases

HONG KONG, Sep 2, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Deep Longevity, a biotechnology company transforming longevity R&D through AI-discovered biomarkers of aging, came out of stealth today from Insilico Medicine with financing from prominent investors worldwide, the launch of the first AI system on the market for aging-related biomarker development, and collaboration with Human Longevity Inc. ("HLI"). Led by ETP Ventures and Human Longevity and Performance Impact Venture Fund ("HLPIVF"), the investment round includes participation from BOLD Capital Partners, Longevity Vision Fund, Oculus co-founder and former chief software architect Michael Antonov through Formic Ventures, and LongeVC. Other undisclosed investors include celebrity investors in artificial intelligence and some of the most prominent U.S. biotechnology investors. Deep Longevity spins out of Insilico Medicine, the AI for drug discovery company recognized for its breakthroughs in generative chemistry, and generative biology.

Deep Longevity has developed a new AI system that can predict an individual's biological age significantly more accurately than conventional methods, paving the road to discover what biological culprits drive aging-related diseases, including COVID-19. In the company's first partnership, Deep Longevity will deploy its technology in a collaboration with Human Longevity, the genomics-based, health intelligence leader with the world's largest database of sequenced genomes and phenotypic information.

"Over the past few years, our team made several discoveries in the field of deep learning for longevity research in both biomarkers of aging and geroprotector discovery," said Alex Zhavoronkov, PhD, founder and CEO of Deep Longevity. "Deep Longevity will translate these discoveries into the new industry of longevity management and medicine providing longevity as a service. To enable early access to these technologies we partnered with the most prominent concierge longevity practice, Human Longevity. We are happy to announce this round of funding provided by the top experts in longevity, biotechnology, and artificial intelligence. We will help power their longevity ecosystem with a standardized set of aging and longevity biomarkers."

Building upon several years of published and patented R&D, Deep Longevity's team of scientists and AI researchers invented the industry's first-ever aging clocks using deep neural networks. Analyzing millions of anonymized samples from multiple data types – from blood biochemistry, cell count, protein-coding genes to gut bacteria – the team identified aging-related biomarkers for diseases like diabetes, sarcopenia and NASH, and has developed the industry's broadest portfolio of deep learning-based aging clocks.

"The longevity industry is rapidly evolving and is likely to become the largest industry on the planet," said Wei-Wu He, PhD, MBA, executive chairman of Human Longevity. "At Human Longevity we are dedicated to building the innovative longevity biotechnology ecosystem enabling technologies that can help our customers and our network of longevity physicians. One of the main breakthroughs of the past decade is the invention of the so-called aging clocks, biomarkers of aging that allow us to measure the rate of aging and evaluate the effectiveness of the various interventions. ETP Ventures and HLPIVF are investing in Deep Longevity because of their proven technology leadership in the development of AI-based aging clocks using many data types. These clocks will be available in the near future to our scientists, physicians, and our customers."

About Deep Longevity, Inc
Deep Longevity is a global leader in deep learning for aging research specializing in the development of deep biomarkers of aging using clinical blood tests, transcriptomic, proteomic, epigenetic, microbiome, behavioral, wearable, imaging, and multiple other data types. The company holds exclusive licenses to a comprehensive IP portfolio including both granted and pending patents. The company provides a broad range of deep aging clocks to some of the world's most advanced longevity clinics and physicians and is developing a range of simple consumer applications to track the rate of aging at the individual level. The company is developing a comprehensive decision support system for physicians to enable the development of personalized longevity protocols utilizing the latest advances in longevity biotechnology. www.DeepLongevity.com

About Human Longevity, Inc.
Human Longevity, Inc. is a genomics-based, health intelligence company empowering proactive healthcare and enabling a life better lived. HLI's business focus includes the Health Nucleus, a genomic-powered, precision medicine center which uses whole-genome sequencing analysis, advanced imaging, and blood analytics, to deliver the most complete picture of individual health. For more information, visit www.humanlongevity.com.

About Human Longevity and Performance Impact Venture Fund
Human Longevity and Performance Impact Venture Fund is a longevity focused early stage venture capital fund dedicated to providing resources, insight, and leadership to companies whose mission is to improve human health and drive longevity through technology, predictive analytics, research, and patient care. HLPIVF is establishing a synergistic ecosystem of longevity and performance focused companies to dramatically increase the volume and effectiveness of life-affirming diagnostics and therapeutics.


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InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021 GoVIRTUAL: Shifting Events Online to Serve Businesses

SINGAPORE, Aug 27, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – COVID-19 may have disrupted the events industry, but event organizers like InfoCommAsia are continuing to play the critical role of connecting businesses by shifting their events online.

As its premier showcase for global Professional AudioVisual and Integrated Experience Solutions in Southeast Asia – InfoComm Southeast Asia – will be held in 2021 instead of 2020, InfoCommAsia has launched a powerful virtual platform to serve businesses in the year-long lead-up to the actual event.

On the need for the platform which is named InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021 GoVIRTUAL, Mr. Richard Tan, the executive director of InfoCommAsia, said: "With the worldwide disruption to industries and events, it is more critical than ever that exhibitors continue to have the platforms to seek out new clients, and for visitors to search for cutting-edge technology solutions to meet swiftly evolving needs in the new digital era.

"GoVIRTUAL is an intuitive platform we have developed which allows businesses to meet those needs, anywhere and anytime. This will allow our exhibitors and visitors to continue doing business from wherever they are in the run-up to InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021."

The platform, which is already running, will not only functionally replicate the in-person show experience with a range of easy-to-use features, it goes beyond to augment the business experience for all participants.

A Powerful Twin Engine

In addition to webinars and product showcase pages, the platform's unique features include Virtual Product Demonstrations – which enable exhibitors to demonstrate their products and solutions anywhere including from their offices, experience centers or onsite and carry out real-time dialogues and interact with buyers who are watching online – and Livestreaming, which allows thousands to observe and hear the proceedings from around the world at the same time.

In addition, GoVIRTUAL utilizes AI algorithms to generate valuable lists of the most relevant prospective clients for exhibitors. These lists are derived based on visitor registration data, and data collected over time on how these visitors interact on the platform – the webinars they attend, the solutions they search for, and the exhibitors they network with.

Networking and interaction can be conducted 24/7 via multi-layered chat tools from one-to-one chats to private meetings and small-group networking lounges.

Mr. Tan said, "As tech event organizers, this is also an opportunity for us to embrace new ways of helping businesses to achieve the greater outcomes. GoVIRTUAL not only allows our exhibitors to promote their solutions both visually and with audio in real-time while conversing with buyers, the AI helps them to pre-qualify their prospects. It is exactly what they would be doing in their booths at our show."

New Date for InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021

InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021 is rescheduled to take place from 20-22 October 2021, while the venue remains unchanged at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre.

Last announced that it would be held from 19-21 May 2021, the dates were pushed back owing to new COVID-19 developments in Southeast Asian countries, some of which are still grappling with managing the situation. Vaccines, if successfully developed, are not likely to be made readily available until mid-2021.

Said Mr. Tan, "We, therefore, rescheduled our show to October to de-risk it and ensure that our exhibitors and visitors will have a safe and enjoyable experience. But what is key is that our exhibitors remain invested in Southeast Asia, which has been identified as a growth market in 2021."

According to a report by research and consulting firm Frost and Sullivan, the region is projected to become the world's fourth-largest market after China, the European Union and the United States, by 2030. Its GDP is forecast to increase from US$2.4 trillion in 2015 to US$5.2 trillion in 2025.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also driven up demand for digital applications and innovations in the region.

Added Mr Tan, "Through GoVIRTUAL, and InfoComm Southeast Asia 2021, businesses can leverage the growing potential of the Southeast Asian region, and be a part of its post-pandemic growth story."

Updates from InfoCommAsia can be found at: www.infocomm-sea.com

About InfoCommAsia

InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd. extends its influence through three marquee shows: InfoComm Southeast Asia, Beijing InfoComm China and InfoComm India. Each show comprises an exhibition that showcases the world's most cutting-edge and in-demand inventions, and a Summit that presents learning opportunities. Bringing together industry players and top-level decision-makers from across all industries, the shows enable industry players to tap into the vast potential presented by the Professional AudioVisual and Integrated Experience Technology markets of each country and region.

Additional information is available at:
– infocomm-sea.com
– infocomm-china.com
– infocomm-india.com

For more information, please contact:

Rest of the World
Angie Eng
Senior Marketing Manager
InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd
angieeng@infocommasia.com

Thailand
Patrick Jirakittichaijaroen
Senior Project Manager
Expo Inter Co., Ltd
patrick.infocommasia@expointer.net

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Pactera and Eutech Form Partnership

SINGAPORE, Aug 25, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Pactera, a leading IT solution company with 25 years of history and nearly 30,000 employees, and Eutech today jointly announced a partnership to bring smart building and workplace design solutions to clients in the Asia Pacific and Oceania region.



Collaboration between Pactera OctoIoT and Eutech IVIVA



The partnership brings together the proven Pactera OctoIoT platform and unique data management technique with Eutech IVIVA, a workplace cloud that provides a broad range of applications and technologies for the implementation of solutions for the Digital Workplace, Smart Buildings and Smart Precincts.

"We are very pleased to enter the strategic Asia Pacific and Oceania partnership with Eutech, which provides a variety of digital transformation solutions for the global real estate and building market," stated JinSong Li, Executive Vice President, General Manager of APAC Business Group, Pactera. "Pactera has a broad regional presence and in-depth localized capabilities for IT and consulting. Leveraged by Eutech's industry-leading digital solutions, we firmly believe that our new partnership with Eutech will support clients' digital transformations and bring new value to the marketplace."

Under this partnership, together Pactera and Eutech will help clients utilize the solutions that deliver step-change improvements in productivity, cost, and efficiency over the entire building life cycle. The partnership brings extensive Pactera's experience in IoT implementation, IT consulting, and digital transformation, combined with the Eutech IVIVA platform enabling smart, interactive environments that delight tenants and visitors.

"Organisations are increasingly looking to connect their physical and digital workspaces to enable a more resilient and productive workplace," said Dr. Hari Gunasingham, Founder and CEO, Eutech. "Eutech's mission is to enable this by redefining the way people, places, and things interact. Our partnership with Pactera is a key initiative in this mission. We are looking to co-innovate and co-create disruptive workplace solutions that bring together Pactera's leading-edge technologies and capabilities in IoT and AI, and Eutech's IVIVA Workplace Cloud."

About Pactera

Pactera is a Global Technology company with 29,000 employees worldwide committed to delivering Digital-themed consulting, UX interaction, IT implementation and Operations services to customers. Pactera creates business value for Fortune 2000 companies by accelerating business innovation, enabling new growth, improving operational efficiency and transforming the user experience.

Website: https://apac.pactera.com
CONTACT: info_apac@pactera.com

About Eutech

Eutech is a global software company specializing in the design, development and implementation of next-generation solutions and services for the global construction and real estate industries. Eutech's product portfolio includes IVIVA, a Workplace Cloud that brings together a broad range of applications and technologies for the implementation of solutions for the Digital Workplace, Smart Buildings and Smart Precincts. Eutech is headquartered in Singapore, with operations across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe. The company has implemented over 300 million square feet of projects.

Website: https://www.iviva.com
CONTACT: info@ecyber.com

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UniWorld.io enhances DeFi with UniChain, 4th Generation Blockchain

SINGAPORE, Aug 19, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – At ICO, UniWorld (Uniworld.io) cleared its entire stock of UNW tokens in minutes. UniWorld is driven by an ecosystem powered by native blockchain, messenger, social, and AI R&D labs, all but the latter being revenue streams. UNW, or UniCash, is the UniWorld digital currency introduced at ICO. Following strong support, the developer team voted to offer more UNW tokens, leading to 2 further rounds, which sold out quickly as well.





UniWorld plans to hold IEOs on 3 different exchanges, with increasing volume: First, the Korean market, with a small $1M fundraiser on ChainX (which will restrict many countries) in early September. Next, the Chinese market. Followed by a large exchange, such as Binance or Coinbase, depending on discussions. After the initial IEOs, more listings will follow rapidly, targeting the world's top exchanges in terms of liquidity.

UniWorld.io launched its blockchain platform earlier last summer, slowly stress-testing the system, without relying on investors. UniChain, known for its high-end scalability and operability, namely one million transactions per second and complete compatibility with virtually any other blockchain, is intent on a dominant performance.

Over 50K Wallets Registered Following Release on UniChain

As Registration opened, 1000s of new users from 141 countries signed up for their own Uni accounts on just the first day. While the original plan was to launch in a few selected countries, but this was quickly restructured for a global release, less exceptions where regulators had yet to catch up. Currently there are over 50,000 wallets registered on UniChain, a remarkable number for its young age.

Its speed and simplified processes are an improvement on other blockchain platforms. Users and developers alike can create Tokens, dApps, and pass votes on the UniChain. Unlike Ethereum, UniChain builds with a very pragmatic approach. "So simple, even your Grandmother can now build smart contracts and tokens," remarked Daika Ginza, CEO of Uni, on the exciting prospects.

As a way for new users to test the network's features, every new wallet comes with 0,5 UNW free of charge. This cost is carried by the revenue stream of Uni's software production, and is seen as an investment strengthening the resolve to put "usability and purpose above meaningless promotion".

UniChain for Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

With the capacity of processing up to one million transactions per second and by leveraging side-chain architecture and a flexible smart contract system, UniChain is suitable for any DeFi solution, from payment platforms to peer-to-peer lending networks, security token exchanges, stable coins, decentralized exchanges and real estate exchanges.

Create an account today, https://accounts.uniworld.io, and be part of the future of blockchain.

Re-Evolution For The Next Generation!

Social links:
UniWorld Blog: https://blog.uniworld.io/
UniWorld News: https://uniworld.io/news/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/UniWorldio
Github: https://github.com/uniworld-io
Medium: https://medium.com/uniworld-io
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/UniWorldEcosystem
Telegram: https://t.me/UniworldOfficial / https://t.me/MiaworldMultiple
Bitcoin Forum: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5255376.0

Media contact:
Daika Ginza
Email: support@uniworld.io
Website: https://uniworld.io
Support: https://support.uniworld.io


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ConnecTechAsia to Showcase Best-In-Class Virtual Experience

SINGAPORE, Aug 14, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Informa Markets announced new details for ConnecTechAsia2020 (www.connectechasia.com/broadcast-asia/), the first virtual Infocomm, Media and Technology event held in partnership with Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), from 29 September to 1 October 2020.

The event will feature some 200 exhibitors, several of which are taking part for the first time showcasing the latest 5G technologies and enterprise solutions. This group includes AT&T, SPTel, Qualcomm, ServiceNow, StarHub and Verizon. Other bellwethers will also enrich the virtual experience; they are Grass Valley, Huawei, KTSat, Roland, Sony and SingTel Satellite, to name a few.

Six group pavilions bringing with them companies from the European Union, France, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, Korea and Ontario are also taking part.

In addition, more than 220 conference sessions addressing the latest industry trends and challenges will feature top industry names, including:

– Anne Chow, CEO, AT&T Business
– Brenda Harvey, GM, IBM Asia Pacific
– Bicky Bhangu, President, Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea, Rolls Royce
– Martin Huang, MD Southeast Asia, SenseTime
– Euan Smith, CEO of TV & Group COO, Astro

Best in Class Virtual Platform

With more than 10,000 attendees expected to connect to the virtual event, ConnecTechAsia2020 will unlock possibilities that were not previously available in a physical setting.

The event's four virtual exhibition halls will allow companies to set up customisable virtual booths, with live presentations and real-time interaction with buyers. Furthermore, the exhibitor metrics dashboard will give them valuable real-time data and insight into their customers' behaviour by capturing multiple touchpoints and providing a multi-dimensional view of a visitors' journey, allowing for more effective outreach and follow-up.

Networking opportunities are an integral part of any event experience and have also been enhanced through a powerful AI business matching platform. Attendees will receive personalised meeting suggestions based on their interests and profile. On a consolidated dashboard, visitors can view connections, find out who is interested in setting up a meeting with them and arrange for one-to-one video meets via virtual meeting rooms.

Conference delegates will have the full benefits and experience of a live conference, available right at their fingertips using their device of choice. This includes live keynotes, Q&A sessions and breakout rooms. Content will also be available on-demand 24/7 for delegates based in different time zones.

Comprising long-time favourites BroadcastAsia (/www.connectechasia.com/broadcast-asia/) and CommunicAsia (www.connectechasia.com/communic-asia/), ConnecTechAsia2020 will feature new entrants SatelliteAsia (www.connectechasia.com/satellite-asia/) and TechXLR8 Asia (https://bit.ly/31Onga1) staging their respective exhibitions and conferences. Inaugural Asian editions of accelerateHER Asia (https://accelerateher.co/#/) and Elevating Founders (https://bit.ly/3fS97O8), will also be key highlights of this year's event, bringing with them the big names from the women-in-tech and start-up worlds. After the live event, ConnecTechAsia2020 will thereafter turn into a 24/7, 365-day interactive marketplace, allowing exhibitors and buyers to continue to connect and communicate on the same platform.

Mr Ivan Ferrari, Event Director, Tech, Media & Entertainment Events, Informa Markets, who spearheads ConnecTechAsia said, "The disruption we're facing today has pushed our community to dramatically accelerate a digital transformation which was already underway. With that same spirit in mind, at ConnecTechAsia we have worked hard on identifying and investing in those exact virtual features that we believe can grant the highest possible return on investments for all attendees, sponsors, speakers and delegates who will dedicate precious time and resources to make this online experience a success. Success is indeed in the agency of others, and we thank our community for trusting our work in these difficult times. Together, we are contributing to shape the future of our industry."

Showcasing their 5G capabilities across the exhibition and conferences, Mr Xu Su, Chief Marketing Officer of Carrier BG, Huawei Asia Pacific Region said, "As global 5G deployment begins to ramp up, we need to strengthen our focus on industry applications as this will help unleash the full potential of 5G. ConnecTechAsia is a platform for Asia Pacific telecom operators and industry partners, to come together to discuss the build-out of 5G networks and explore potential business development."

"The business case for 5G is not just better connectivity. When technologies like 5G, computing, cloud, and AI come together, they reinforce each other and create numerous opportunities across five major tech domains: connectivity, AI, cloud, computing, and industry applications. The pandemic has reshaped how we live and work and has dealt a heavy blow to the world economy. Together with our partners and customers, including carriers and enterprises of all types, we can use technological solutions to effect a positive impact on our communities. We look forward to sharing more at the event this year," he added.

Participating for the first time in a virtual tradeshow in the technology and media sector, The GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion will be showcasing companies across all four segments of ConnecTechAsia. They will bring with them a wide range of product and services including professional audio, IPTV, OTT, secure storage solutions, e-sports, fibre communications, content delivery solutions, smart living, cloud services, big data and data analysis.

Mr Mark Birchall, Managing Director, Tradefair, the organiser of the pavilion said, "We are excited about being part of the new ConnecTechAsia virtual platform as it gives all our companies the opportunity to deliver live presentations and demos and interact with visitors in real-time, and the continuing marketplace after certainly provides great value for us. We look forward to the event and connecting with new customers and partners to allow our participants to grow their business in the region."

For more information on ConnecTechAsia, please visit our website (https://bit.ly/3fPuXC5). You may register for a media pass here: https://bit.ly/3iOm8dJ

Join our social conversation:
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FB | Twitter | LinkedIn – #BroadcastAsia
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About Informa Markets

ConnecTechAsia is organised by Informa Markets, a division of Informa plc. Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world's leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

Media Contacts
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Tel: +65 9852 6756 / +65 9382 7452
Email: june.seah@informa.com / patricia.yee@informa.com

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ConnecTechAsia Reveals Details of Event to Deliver Best-In-Class Virtual Experience

SINGAPORE, Aug 13, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Informa Markets announced new details for ConnecTechAsia2020, the first virtual Infocomm, Media and Technology event held in partnership with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), from 29 September to 1 October 2020.

The event will feature some 200 exhibitors, several of which are taking part for the first time showcasing the latest 5G technologies and enterprise solutions. This group includes AT&T, SPTel, Qualcomm, ServiceNow, StarHub and Verizon. Other bellwethers will also enrich the virtual experience; they are Grass Valley, Huawei, KTSat, Roland, Sony and SingTel Satellite, to name a few.

Six group pavilions bringing with them companies from the European Union, France, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, Korea and Ontario are also taking part.

In addition, more than 220 conference sessions addressing the latest industry trends and challenges will feature top industry names, including:

– Anne Chow, CEO, AT&T Business
– Brenda Harvey, GM, IBM Asia Pacific
– Bicky Bhangu, President, Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea, Rolls Royce
– Martin Huang, MD Southeast Asia, SenseTime
– Euan Smith, CEO of TV & Group COO, Astro

Best in Class Virtual Platform

With more than 10,000 attendees expected to connect to the virtual event, ConnecTechAsia2020 will unlock possibilities that were not previously available in a physical setting.

The event’s four virtual exhibition halls will allow companies to set up customisable virtual booths, with live presentations and real-time interaction with buyers. Furthermore, the exhibitor metrics dashboard will give them valuable real-time data and insight into their customers’ behaviour by capturing multiple touchpoints and providing a multi-dimensional view of a visitors’ journey, allowing for more effective outreach and follow-up.

Networking opportunities are an integral part of any event experience and have also been enhanced through a powerful AI business matching platform. Attendees will receive personalised meeting suggestions based on their interests and profile. On a consolidated dashboard, visitors can view connections, find out who is interested in setting up a meeting with them and arrange for one-to-one video meets via virtual meeting rooms.

Conference delegates will have the full benefits and experience of a live conference, available right at their fingertips using their device of choice. This includes live keynotes, Q&A sessions and breakout rooms. Content will also be available on-demand 24/7 for delegates based in different time zones.

Comprising long-time favourites BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia, ConnecTechAsia2020 will feature new entrants SatelliteAsia and TechXLR8 Asia staging their respective exhibitions and conferences. Inaugural Asian editions of accelerateHER Asia and Elevating Founders, will also be key highlights of this year’s event, bringing with them the big names from the women-in-tech and start-up worlds. After the live event, ConnecTechAsia2020 will thereafter turn into a 24/7, 365-day interactive marketplace, allowing exhibitors and buyers to continue to connect and communicate on the same platform.

Mr Ivan Ferrari, Event Director, Tech, Media & Entertainment Events, Informa Markets, who spearheads ConnecTechAsia said, “The disruption we’re facing today has pushed our community to dramatically accelerate a digital transformation which was already underway. With that same spirit in mind, at ConnecTechAsia we have worked hard on identifying and investing in those exact virtual features that we believe can grant the highest possible return on investments for all attendees, sponsors, speakers and delegates who will dedicate precious time and resources to make this online experience a success. Success is indeed in the agency of others, and we thank our community for trusting our work in these difficult times. Together, we are contributing to shape the future of our industry.”

Showcasing their 5G capabilities across the exhibition and conferences, Mr Xu Su, Chief Marketing Officer of Carrier BG, Huawei Asia Pacific Region said, “As global 5G deployment begins to ramp up, we need to strengthen our focus on industry applications as this will help unleash the full potential of 5G. ConnecTechAsia is a platform for Asia Pacific telecom operators and industry partners, to come together to discuss the build-out of 5G networks and explore potential business development.”

“The business case for 5G is not just better connectivity. When technologies like 5G, computing, cloud, and AI come together, they reinforce each other and create numerous opportunities across five major tech domains: connectivity, AI, cloud, computing, and industry applications. The pandemic has reshaped how we live and work and has dealt a heavy blow to the world economy. Together with our partners and customers, including carriers and enterprises of all types, we can use technological solutions to effect a positive impact on our communities. We look forward to sharing more at the event this year,” he added.

Participating for the first time in a virtual tradeshow in the technology and media sector, The GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion will be showcasing companies across all four segments of ConnecTechAsia. They will bring with them a wide range of product and services including professional audio, IPTV, OTT, secure storage solutions, e-sports, fibre communications, content delivery solutions, smart living, cloud services, big data and data analysis.

Mr Mark Birchall, Managing Director, Tradefair, the organiser of the pavilion said, “We are excited about being part of the new ConnecTechAsia virtual platform as it gives all our companies the opportunity to deliver live presentations and demos and interact with visitors in real-time, and the continuing marketplace after certainly provides great value for us. We look forward to the event and connecting with new customers and partners to allow our participants to grow their business in the region.”

For more information on ConnecTechAsia, please visit our website. You may register for a media pass here.

Join our social conversation:

FB | Twitter | LinkedIn – #ConnecTechAsia
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About Informa Markets

ConnecTechAsia is organised by Informa Markets, a division of Informa plc. Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world’s leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit http://www.informamarkets.com.

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ConnecTechAsia Reveals Details of Event to Deliver Best-In-Class Virtual Experience

SINGAPORE, Aug 13, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Informa Markets announced new details for ConnecTechAsia2020 (www.connectechasia.com/broadcast-asia/), the first virtual Infocomm, Media and Technology event held in partnership with Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), from 29 September to 1 October 2020.





The event will feature some 200 exhibitors, several of which are taking part for the first time showcasing the latest 5G technologies and enterprise solutions. This group includes AT&T, SPTel, Qualcomm, ServiceNow, StarHub and Verizon. Other bellwethers will also enrich the virtual experience; they are Grass Valley, Huawei, KTSat, Roland, Sony and SingTel Satellite, to name a few.

Six group pavilions bringing with them companies from the European Union, France, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Israel, Korea and Ontario are also taking part.

In addition, more than 220 conference sessions addressing the latest industry trends and challenges will feature top industry names, including:

– Anne Chow, CEO, AT&T Business
– Brenda Harvey, GM, IBM Asia Pacific
– Bicky Bhangu, President, Southeast Asia, Pacific and South Korea, Rolls Royce
– Martin Huang, MD Southeast Asia, SenseTime
– Euan Smith, CEO of TV & Group COO, Astro

Best in Class Virtual Platform

With more than 10,000 attendees expected to connect to the virtual event, ConnecTechAsia2020 will unlock possibilities that were not previously available in a physical setting.

The event's four virtual exhibition halls will allow companies to set up customisable virtual booths, with live presentations and real-time interaction with buyers. Furthermore, the exhibitor metrics dashboard will give them valuable real-time data and insight into their customers' behaviour by capturing multiple touchpoints and providing a multi-dimensional view of a visitors' journey, allowing for more effective outreach and follow-up.

Networking opportunities are an integral part of any event experience and have also been enhanced through a powerful AI business matching platform. Attendees will receive personalised meeting suggestions based on their interests and profile. On a consolidated dashboard, visitors can view connections, find out who is interested in setting up a meeting with them and arrange for one-to-one video meets via virtual meeting rooms.

Conference delegates will have the full benefits and experience of a live conference, available right at their fingertips using their device of choice. This includes live keynotes, Q&A sessions and breakout rooms. Content will also be available on-demand 24/7 for delegates based in different time zones.

Comprising long-time favourites BroadcastAsia (/www.connectechasia.com/broadcast-asia/) and CommunicAsia (www.connectechasia.com/communic-asia/), ConnecTechAsia2020 will feature new entrants SatelliteAsia (www.connectechasia.com/satellite-asia/) and TechXLR8 Asia (https://bit.ly/31Onga1) staging their respective exhibitions and conferences. Inaugural Asian editions of accelerateHER Asia (https://accelerateher.co/#/) and Elevating Founders (https://bit.ly/3fS97O8), will also be key highlights of this year's event, bringing with them the big names from the women-in-tech and start-up worlds. After the live event, ConnecTechAsia2020 will thereafter turn into a 24/7, 365-day interactive marketplace, allowing exhibitors and buyers to continue to connect and communicate on the same platform.

Mr Ivan Ferrari, Event Director, Tech, Media & Entertainment Events, Informa Markets, who spearheads ConnecTechAsia said, "The disruption we're facing today has pushed our community to dramatically accelerate a digital transformation which was already underway. With that same spirit in mind, at ConnecTechAsia we have worked hard on identifying and investing in those exact virtual features that we believe can grant the highest possible return on investments for all attendees, sponsors, speakers and delegates who will dedicate precious time and resources to make this online experience a success. Success is indeed in the agency of others, and we thank our community for trusting our work in these difficult times. Together, we are contributing to shape the future of our industry."

Showcasing their 5G capabilities across the exhibition and conferences, Mr Xu Su, Chief Marketing Officer of Carrier BG, Huawei Asia Pacific Region said, "As global 5G deployment begins to ramp up, we need to strengthen our focus on industry applications as this will help unleash the full potential of 5G. ConnecTechAsia is a platform for Asia Pacific telecom operators and industry partners, to come together to discuss the build-out of 5G networks and explore potential business development."

"The business case for 5G is not just better connectivity. When technologies like 5G, computing, cloud, and AI come together, they reinforce each other and create numerous opportunities across five major tech domains: connectivity, AI, cloud, computing, and industry applications. The pandemic has reshaped how we live and work and has dealt a heavy blow to the world economy. Together with our partners and customers, including carriers and enterprises of all types, we can use technological solutions to effect a positive impact on our communities. We look forward to sharing more at the event this year," he added.

Participating for the first time in a virtual tradeshow in the technology and media sector, The GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland Pavilion will be showcasing companies across all four segments of ConnecTechAsia. They will bring with them a wide range of product and services including professional audio, IPTV, OTT, secure storage solutions, e-sports, fibre communications, content delivery solutions, smart living, cloud services, big data and data analysis.

Mr Mark Birchall, Managing Director, Tradefair, the organiser of the pavilion said, "We are excited about being part of the new ConnecTechAsia virtual platform as it gives all our companies the opportunity to deliver live presentations and demos and interact with visitors in real-time, and the continuing marketplace after certainly provides great value for us. We look forward to the event and connecting with new customers and partners to allow our participants to grow their business in the region."

For more information on ConnecTechAsia, please visit our website (https://bit.ly/3fPuXC5). You may register for a media pass here: https://bit.ly/3iOm8dJ

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About Informa Markets

ConnecTechAsia is organised by Informa Markets, a division of Informa plc. Informa Markets creates platforms for industries and specialist markets to trade, innovate and grow. Our portfolio is comprised of more than 550 international B2B events and brands in markets including Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals, Infrastructure, Construction & Real Estate, Fashion & Apparel, Hospitality, Food & Beverage, and Health & Nutrition, among others. We provide customers and partners around the globe with opportunities to engage, experience and do business through face-to-face exhibitions, specialist digital content and actionable data solutions. As the world's leading exhibitions organiser, we bring a diverse range of specialist markets to life, unlocking opportunities and helping them to thrive 365 days of the year. For more information, please visit www.informamarkets.com.

Media Contacts
June Seah/ Patricia Yee
Tel: +65 9852 6756 / +65 9382 7452
Email: june.seah@informa.com / patricia.yee@informa.com

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Using AI to predict new materials with desired properties

Tsukuba, Japan, Aug 1, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Scientists in Japan have developed a machine learning approach that can predict the elements and manufacturing processes needed to obtain an aluminum alloy with specific, desired mechanical properties. The approach, published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, could facilitate the discovery of new materials.



Aluminum alloys are lightweight, energy-saving materials which are used for various purposes, from welding materials for buildings to bicycle frames. (Credit: Jozef Polc via123rf)



Aluminum alloys are lightweight, energy-saving materials made predominantly from aluminum, but also contain other elements, such as magnesium, manganese, silicon, zinc and copper. The combination of elements and manufacturing process determines how resilient the alloys are to various stresses. For example, 5000 series aluminum alloys contain magnesium and several other elements and are used as a welding material in buildings, cars, and pressurized vessels. 7000 series aluminum alloys contain zinc, and usually magnesium and copper, and are most commonly used in bicycle frames.

Experimenting with various combinations of elements and manufacturing processes to fabricate aluminum alloys is time-consuming and expensive. To overcome this, Ryo Tamura and colleagues at Japan's National Institute for Materials Science and Toyota Motor Corporation developed a materials informatics technique that feeds known data from aluminum alloy databases into a machine learning model. This trains the model to understand relationships between alloys' mechanical properties and the different elements they are made of, as well as the type of heat treatment applied during manufacturing. Once the model is provided enough data, it can then predict what is required to manufacture a new alloy with specific mechanical properties. All this without the need for input or supervision from a human.

The model found, for example, 5000 series aluminum alloys that are highly resistant to stress and deformation can be made by increasing the manganese and magnesium content and reducing the aluminum content. "This sort of information could be useful for developing new materials, including alloys, that meet the needs of industry," says Tamura.

The model employs a statistical method, called Markov chain Monte Carlo, which uses algorithms to obtain information and then represent the results in graphs that facilitate the visualization of how the different variables relate. The machine learning approach can be made more reliable by inputting a larger dataset during the training process.

Further information
Ryo Tamura
National Institute for Materials Science
tamura.ryo@nims.go.jp

Paper: https://doi.org/10.1080/14686996.2020.1791676

About Science and Technology of Advanced Materials Journal

Open access journal STAM publishes outstanding research articles across all aspects of materials science, including functional and structural materials, theoretical analyses, and properties of materials.

Chikashi Nishimura
STAM Publishing Director
NISHIMURA.Chikashi@nims.go.jp

Press release distributed by ResearchSEA for Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.

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Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) introduces international Trade Data and Business Services, partners SBF to drive digital transformation of Singapore SMEs

SINGAPORE, Jul 18, 2020 – (ACN Newswire) – Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) today announced a launch of the international version of its web-based business intelligence suite, CIC Data Pro, and Leads Generation Service. CIC will offer the new packages in partnership with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) to eligible members under the Rising in Support of Enterprises (RISE) Programme. The SBF RISE Programme aims to help Singapore businesses, particularly small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), tide over the challenges following COVID-19, push on with digital transformation efforts and emerge stronger.





CIC Data Pro leverages big data analytics to drive insights from a collection of 1.5 billion records of customs and trade data in a broad range of industry verticals, from manufacturing, import-export, wholesale and logistics to financial services. The data will enable businesses to uncover new market opportunities and identify reliable partners and suppliers from more than 90 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas. It will provide customised market insights into the trading activities of global companies, and information on counterparties, production specifications and past shipment details.

CIC Data Pro is currently available on the CIC platform, and is part of the suite of solutions offered by CIC to help companies reduce transaction costs, optimise the efficiency of their supply chains across cross-border trading, financing, logistics, compliance and risk management, achieving greater trading synergies globally. More than 40 companies, including global leading supply chain financial company, Linklogis and renowned enterprises have subscribed to take advantage of CIC Data Pro's data services.

Mr Peter Yu, Chief Executive Officer of CIC, said, "Every industry has been impacted by the global spread of Covid-19. Businesses around the world are facing greater risks and challenges with the disruption of production and supply chains coupled with increased uncertainties of customer demand. CIC Data Pro and Lead Generation Service will enable companies to diversify their revenue sources and extend the global reach of their supply chains, building business resilience against the pandemic."

In an effort to double support for Singapore's business community in the covid-19 aftermath, CIC will also on-board GeTS CALISTA Finance with a US$20 million (S$27.8 million) fund for B2B trade finance. This fund will enable businesses and SMEs of the option to use CALISTA Finance to address short-term liquidity challenges, and to fulfil trade financing needs seamlessly, securely, and smartly.

CIC is a joint venture by Singapore digital bank hopeful ZALL Smart Commerce Group, Global eTrade Services (GeTS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX). As Singapore's first physical commodity B2B e-trading platform powered by blockchain, CIC looks to build trade connectivity through digital marketplaces and create a vibrant trading ecosystem in Singapore and beyond. Since launching in October 2018, CIC has achieved a gross merchandise volume of US$12.7 billion (S$17.7 billion), with over 5,000 registered users from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and China, among other countries in Asia.

SBF RISE Programme details: https://www.sbf.org.sg/activities/sbf-rise-programme
GeTS CALISTA Finance details: https://globaletrade.services/calistatm-finance
Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC): https://www.cic-tp.com/en/home

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