World Economic Forum

U.S. Army Brigadier General (Ret.) Leo A. Brooks Jr. joins Uptake as Advisor

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 4:33pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake announced today the appointment of U.S. Army Brigadier General (Retired) Leo A. Brooks Jr. as an advisor.

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  • CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Uptake announced today the appointment of U.S. Army Brigadier General (Retired) Leo A. Brooks Jr. as an advisor.
  • In his twenty-seven years of distinguished service to our nation, he built and led integrated operations across the Army," said Kayne Grau, CEO, Uptake.
  • Earlier in his career, General Brooks commanded units across the Army, including as the Deputy Commanding General of the 1st Armored Division in Germany and Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy.
  • In addition to his new advisory role at Uptake, General Brooks sits on the boards of Valiant Integrated Services, America's Public Television Stations, and the District of Columbia College Access Program.

MasterClass Announces Yo-Yo Ma to Teach Music and Connection

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world's best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that Yo-Yo Ma will teach a class on music and connection. Sharing philosophies that he's developed alongside stories from his legendary career, Ma unpacks how to better collaborate, connect with art in new ways, and expand relationships through music. Ma's class is now available exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers get unlimited access to all 100+ instructors with an annual membership.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MasterClass , the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world's best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that Yo-Yo Ma will teach a class on music and connection.
  • Sharing philosophies that he's developed alongside stories from his legendary career, Ma unpacks how to better collaborate, connect with art in new ways, and expand relationships through music.
  • Ma's class is now available exclusively on MasterClass ,where subscribers get unlimited access to all 100+ instructors with an annual membership.
  • In his class, Ma shares intimate musical performances and sessionsincluding solos and collaborations with two other cellists.

SkyHive Raises $40M Series B to Reskill Workforces and Advance the Digital Labor Economy

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:00pm

QLA combines economic theory, workforce modelling, human analytics, and data science to provide real-time insights on workforces and external labor markets.

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  • QLA combines economic theory, workforce modelling, human analytics, and data science to provide real-time insights on workforces and external labor markets.
  • As workforces and communities debate which skills will secure their futures in tomorrows economy, our technology is bringing clarity to this long-standing problem.
  • We are helping them build more efficient workforces, while closing significant skills gaps in the labor market.
  • SkyHive is a for profit-social impact company (B Corp) and a proud public proponent of the ethical use of artificial intelligence.

Former SEC Trading and Markets Director Brett Redfearn Joins Securitize Leadership Team

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 12:15pm

Prior to joining Securitize, Redfearn served as Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Trading and Markets , where he oversaw initiatives critical to the efficient and fair functioning of the trading markets and protection of investors.

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  • Prior to joining Securitize, Redfearn served as Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Trading and Markets , where he oversaw initiatives critical to the efficient and fair functioning of the trading markets and protection of investors.
  • He also previously served in a variety of capital markets leadership roles for J.P. Morgan and, most recently, Coinbase.
  • We're excited Brett sees the future as we do and that he has agreed to join our leadership team."
  • Securitize is comprised of Securitize, Inc. and its subsidiaries Securitize, LLC (an SEC-registered transfer agent), Securitize Capital, LLC, and Securitize Markets, LLC (an SEC-registered broker-dealer, member of FINRA and SIPC , and operator of the company's alternative trading system, Securitize Markets).

Credo AI Emerges from Stealth to Help Organizations Build Ethical AI

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

Credo AI uses a context-sensitive risk framework to help organizations deploy scalable, responsible AI systems faster and with greater confidence.

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  • Credo AI uses a context-sensitive risk framework to help organizations deploy scalable, responsible AI systems faster and with greater confidence.
  • With Credo AI, organizations are able to understand where their AI applications, ML models, and processes are falling short.
  • Credo AI was founded in 2020 by Navrina Singh and Eli Chen, inspired by the mission to help organizations build AI aligned with human values.
  • Credo AI delivers AI governance and oversight to ensure compliant, trustworthy, fair and auditable development and use of AI.

Deloitte collaborates with UpLink on Impact Report highlighting progress addressing global challenges; selected for 2021 Salesforce Partner Innovation Award

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:00pm

"The challenges of today's society cannot be solved by a single organization," says Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO.

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  • "The challenges of today's society cannot be solved by a single organization," says Punit Renjen, Deloitte Global CEO.
  • "Through UpLink, Deloitte is able to identify social entrepreneurs working to solve matters in their local communities and achieving incredible results.
  • UpLink has hosted 27 innovation challenges this past year, surfacing more than 2,500 innovations from 38 different countries.
  • 1 World Economic Forum UpLink, 2020-2021 Impact Report , 2021, p. 20
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Autolomous and Vineti form strategic partnership to deliver end to end supply chain management solutions for cell and gene therapy sector

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 11:00am

The collaboration will integrate Autolomous critical manufacturing management systems with Vinetis Personalized Therapy Management (PTM) platform.

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  • The collaboration will integrate Autolomous critical manufacturing management systems with Vinetis Personalized Therapy Management (PTM) platform.
  • The result will be an increase in the visibility and dynamic exchange of information to and from stakeholders across the cell & gene therapy value chain.
  • Vineti has developed its Chain of Identity (CoI) and Chain of Custody (CoC) systems to be vital elements of the cell and gene therapy value-chain.
  • Autolomous is now building strategic value-add collaborations across the cell and gene therapy industry to provide solutions to critical needs within value chains.

The Open Group October Virtual Event To Celebrate 25 Years of Open Technology Standards

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 9:00am

The Open Group , the vendor-neutral technology standards consortium, is hosting its upcoming Open Digital Standards event October 25 27, 2021.

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  • The Open Group , the vendor-neutral technology standards consortium, is hosting its upcoming Open Digital Standards event October 25 27, 2021.
  • The Open Digital Standards event will bring together vendors and end-user organizations from across the globe to discuss how the cross-industry development of open standards is helping businesses become digital-first.
  • The virtual event will start at 11:30 am Shanghai local time on Tuesday October 26 (8:30 pm PDT October 25), and finish at 1:30 pm local time in Boston on Wednesday October 27.
  • On Wednesday, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from The Open Group CDO Dave Lounsbury and Micro Focus CTO Dr. Lars Rossen about open standards for the digital enterprise and agile world.

2021 QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge Recognizes a Revolutionary Water Treatment Solution for Cities

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 3:38pm

BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2021 QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge , hosted by Leading Cities in partnership with QBE North America , concluded today with the City Solution of the Year awarded to Pharem Biotech , an innovative cleantech company with a highly efficient and sustainable approach to water treatment.

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  • BOSTON, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2021 QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge , hosted by Leading Cities in partnership with QBE North America , concluded today with the City Solution of the Year awarded to Pharem Biotech , an innovative cleantech company with a highly efficient and sustainable approach to water treatment.
  • Despite the complexity of the technology and research that created Pharems Zymatic solution, the implementation is remarkably simple and leverages existing water treatment equipment.
  • The QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge has quickly become one of the largest programs of its kind in the world and has demonstrated tremendous impact.
  • The QBE AcceliCITY program connects startup's smart solutions directly with users and provides the proper channels and know-how to deploy in cities.

The doors of Smart City Expo Shanghai 2021 open today

Friday, October 15, 2021 - 3:00pm

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today until Friday 15 October the Shanghai Postal Museum hosts the second edition of Smart City Expo Shanghai (SCES), the leading event on urban innovation on the Asian continent, focusing on the role of technology used by cities.

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  • BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting today until Friday 15 October the Shanghai Postal Museum hosts the second edition of Smart City Expo Shanghai (SCES), the leading event on urban innovation on the Asian continent, focusing on the role of technology used by cities.
  • Under the slogan "The Smart is Rising", the event aims to be a spearhead of innovation applied to cities for the benefit of their inhabitants.
  • The main focus will be the conference part that will revolve around four main themes: digital transformation, energy and environment, governance and smart mobility.
  • The SCES is part of the internationalisation strategy of Smart City Expo World Congress, the leading international summit on smart cities and urban solutions organised by Fira de Barcelona which will hold its 11th edition from 16 to 18 November 2021.