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CoreNet Global Hosts Asia-Pacific Summit in Shanghai, 26 – 28 March

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SHANGHAI, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — CoreNet Global, the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) and facility management (FM) executives, is hosting its Asia-Pacific Global Summit in Shanghai, March 26-28 at the Grand Hyatt Shanghai.This year’s event will draw nearly 500 top corporate decision-makers and will address the leading challenges facing real estate and facility management today.

Working press and news media are welcome to cover the program. For press or media registration, please email David Harrison at david@harrisoncommunications.net.

CoreNet Global Summits assemble a forum of the leading thinkers and strategists from around the world, and feature a series of educational and networking opportunities. Discussions and break out sessions will focus on the key areas impacting the businesses of CRE and FM in the Asia Pacific region.

New CoreNet Global research on China’s business climate reveals that Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management executives are “poised to lead China’s business transformation to the globally integrated economy.” Click here to see more details on the findings. According to the study, “Corporate Real Estate and Facilities management professionals are in increasing demand in China as they will play a central role in the design and planning of the growth of the country’s mostly state-owned, national corporations.”

Summit keynote speakers will address a similar theme:

Dr. Fan Gang, Ph.D, director of National Economic Research Institute, China, who will use his experience as a leading economist and respected adviser to China’s leadership on economic reform and strategic development, in his session titled, “China’s Economic Policy and Implications for Global Business”
Anders Sorman-Nilsson, LLB, MBA, founder of Thinque — will draw from his experience founding a strategy think tank that helps executives and leaders convert disruptive questions into proactive, future strategies, in his general session titled, “Waves of Change — Global Trends that Will Disrupt Your Existence”
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Education sessions will cover a variety of issues, including:

Voice of the Next Generation — Youth Perspective on the Future of China’s Workplace
Regional Headquarters — Cities of Opportunity in Asia Pacific
Opportunities in China’s Tier II and III Cities: A New Wave of Growth
Siemens: Adapting to Asia’s — Multi-generational Workforce
Social by Design: How Facebook Strives to Promote its Culture Through Office Design
Eli Lilly & Co. — Innovating and Realizing a Project Delivery Model in Asia
Citrix’s Workplace Transformation — Creating a Highly Collaborative and Satisfying Work Environment
The Psychology of Collaboration Spaces
Understanding Property Management Challenges in China
Real Estate Pricing in China
The Impact of Re-zoning on Location and Labor Strategies in China
Shanghai Meeting the High Demand for Premier Office Space in China
Other presenting corporations include Shell China Limited, Nike, Pfizer, Inc., WPP Group, HSBC, and PepsiCo.

Formerly known as the CoreNet Global Expo, this year’s REIMAGINATION will introduce attendees to fast-paced, interactive, small group learning opportunities in the REIMAGINATION Learning Theatre, which will offer attendees quick-hit, short format, timely and topical presentations by industry leaders and SMEs, and the REIMAGINATION App Exchange, which will become a centre for sharing favorite apps, great websites, demonstrating new productivity tools, and gaining insight into social media.

About CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global is the world’s leading professional association for corporate real estate (CRE) and workplace executives, service providers and economic developers. CoreNet Global’s 7,500 members, who include 70% of the top 100 U.S. companies and nearly half of the Global 2000, meet locally, globally and virtually to develop networks, share knowledge, learn and thrive professionally. For more information, please visit http://www.corenetglobal.org

CONTACT:
Richard Kadzis
+1.404.589.3240
rkadzis@corenetglobal.org

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January 23, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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Ramco Systems Finalizes Master Supply Agreement with Emirates

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, and CHENNAI, India, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire / —

Signs first agreement to implement Reliability Information Management System

Ramco Systems, the global Aviation software provider, signs the Master Supply Agreement with Emirates. This contractual agreement requires Ramco Systems to implement Reliability Information Management System for Emirates Engineering department.

Mr. Virender Aggarwal, CEO, Ramco Systems, said, “It’s been a great start to the new year with Ramco adding Emirates to its growing Aviation customers. We have signed the Master Supply Agreement for five years with the Emirates Group, the world’s largest commercial carrier. We have been growing our footprint in the global Aviation Industry and are excited about this undertaking, which opens up opportunities for future business endeavors.”

“Our strategy to focus on building enterprise applications (ERP) on Cloud and Mobile, with Gen-Y Interface is helping us differentiate and stand out in the market. Our R&D investments will be towards building accessibility (on any device) and enhancing the Usability of the software. This will be our game changer for the future,” added Mr. P. R. Venketrama Raja, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Ramco Systems.

Built ground-up for the Aviation sector, Ramco Aviation Suite caters to airlines, rotor wing operators as well as third party MROs. The solution helps Aviation businesses to bring in best practices into all engineering and maintenance operations, and reduce overhead costs.

About Ramco Systems:

Ramco Systems provides next generation, end-to-end enterprise solutions that render complete transformation of the business in real time. Built on RamcoVirtualWorks®, all Ramco products are cloud architected by design and address the entire business cycle from transaction to analytics. Part of the USD 1 Billion Ramco Group, the company offers ERP, HCM, SCM, CRM, Financials, Service Management, Asset Management, Process Control, Project Management and Analytics to multiple verticals on the most appropriate cloud model-public, private and community. Ramco focuses on providing innovative business solutions that can be delivered quickly and cost-effectively in complex environments. Globally, Ramco has over 150,000 users from 1000+ customer organizations across 35 countries. The company currently has 17 offices spread across India, USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East, South Africa and APAC.

Ramco Aviation Suite provides Aviation Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO software) solutions, globally. Written ground up for Aviation industry, Ramco Aviation Suite also offers complete ERP functionality including HR, Finance, and Materials thereby addressing every business need of the Aviation segment. Ramco’s customers include Emirates, Air India, Pinnacle Airlines, CONAIR, PHI, Air Methods, Era Helicopters, AeroMexico Connect, Republic Airways, Chautauqua, Shuttle America, TACA Regional, Air New Zealand’s SafeAir Limited, JEJU Air Co. Ltd. Gulf Helicopters, FL Technics, Columbia Helicopters, Air Medical Group, AlSalam Aircraft Co., Jazeera Airways, ADAC Luftfahrt Technik, AirWorks, GoAir and Yemen Airways amongst others.

For more information, please visit http://www.ramco.com/aviation

Follow Ramco on Twitter @ramcosystems / read latest updates on http://www.ramcoblog.com/

For further information, contact:

Vinitha Ramani
+91-9840368048
vinitharamani@ramco.com

Agata Gogolewska
+1-305-773-3254
agata@ramco.com

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January 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm

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Deloitte survey: Next-generation leaders say organizations need to encourage innovation to stimulate growth, retain talent, and positively impact society

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While Millennials value innovation in an employer, only 26 percent of those surveyed believe their current organization’s leaders encourage practices that foster innovation
DAVOS, Switzerland/PRNewswire/ — According to the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Millennial Survey, 78 percent of the world’s future business leaders believe innovation is essential for business growth. However, as the economic crisis enters its sixth year, just 26 percent of Millennials feel that business leaders are doing enough to encourage practices that foster innovation.
“Innovation at the institutional level is needed to sufficiently shift an organization’s mindset to allow new ideas to truly emerge and thrive,” said Deloitte Global CEO Barry Salzberg. “While our current business leaders can debate how and where to innovate, it’s clear how much importance our future leaders place on innovation—not just as a driver of business growth but also as a catalyst for solving society’s most pressing problems.”
DTTL surveyed close to 5,000 Millennials from 18 countries. When gauging the perception among future leaders about innovation and its impact on society, 84 percent say business innovations have a positive impact on society, and 65 percent feel their own company’s activities benefit society in some way.
The business community is regarded as playing a lead role in developing innovations that will benefit society. Almost half of the respondents (45 percent) believe business drives the innovations that most positively impact society, compared to government (18 percent) and academic bodies (17 percent).
Talent as a catalyst for innovation
Innovation is also an important component of talent recruitment and retention. Two-thirds of the Millennials surveyed say innovation is a key factor in making an organization an employer of choice. This is particularly relevant to many companies, attracting the ever-growing number of Millennials, who are forecasted to make up 75 percent of the world’s workforce by 2025.[1]
However, discrepancies were found when Millennials were asked about the requirements for innovation:
39 percent of respondents believe that encouragement and rewards for idea generation and creativity is a requirement for innovation to occur, whereas only 20 percent say their current organization operates in this way.
34 percent say providing employees with free time to dedicate to learning and creativity is key to an innovative environment, versus 17 percent who characterize their workplace that way.
32 percent consider openness and the freedom to challenge as key to innovation, versus 17 percent who say this is visible in their organizations.
42 percent believe in the importance of encouraging innovative thinking at all levels of the organization, versus 26 percent who describe their places of employment that way.
“A generational shift is taking place in business as baby boomers, many of whom may have been wedded to the ‘old way’ of doing business, begin to step down from their leadership roles to retire,” said Salzberg. “Real opportunity exists for organizations to step up and create the conditions and commitment needed to encourage and foster innovation in their work environments. And there’s a tremendous upside if we get this right: we can better retain talent, remain more competitive into the future, and more positively impact society.”
Views on innovation vary by geography and industry
Respondents in the BRIC countries consider themselves and their companies to be innovative, while respondents from Japan place their companies at the bottom in nearly every aspect of innovation. For example, 70 percent of respondents within the BRIC countries rate their employers as innovative, while only 25 percent of respondents in Japan did so.
Six in ten (62 percent) would describe themselves as innovative, ranging from India (81 percent), Thailand (79 percent), South Africa (78 percent), and Brazil (77 percent) to Japan (24 percent).
65 percent of respondents feel their company’s activities benefit society, led by Brazil (83 percent), India (74 percent), and Germany (73 percent). Only 46 percent answered affirmatively in South Korea.
The sectors considered to be responsible for the most innovations are: technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) (52 percent); consumer goods/services (47 percent) and manufacturing (37 percent).
The sectors considered to be most in need of innovations are: education (27 percent); electric power (18 percent), and national government (17 percent).
For more information and to view the survey results, visit: http://www.deloitte.com/millennialsurvey.
About the Deloitte Millennial Study:
The research findings are based on a study conducted by Millward Brown. A total of 4,982 interviews were conducted online between 19 November and 19 December 2012. Approximately 300 interviews were conducted in each of 16 markets: USA, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, the Netherlands, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, South Korea, India, Australia, Japan, China, Southeast Asia (Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia). Screening questions at the recruitment stage ensured that all respondents were Millennials – born January 1982 onwards, were degree educated, and were currently in full-time employment. Interviews lasted approximately 15 minutes.
About Deloitte
Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), a UK private company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see http://www.deloitte.com/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.
Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte has in the region of 200,000 professionals, all committed to becoming the standard of excellence.
[1] http://www.forbes.com/sites/85broads/2012/01/23/gen-y-workforce-and-workplace-are-out-of-sync/
Source: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

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January 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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Market Outlook: The Future of Biomedical Materials

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– Dr. Daozhi Liu from MicroPort will share the details in BioMed China 2013 in March

SHANGHAI, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –The “hot cake” of the China medical devices market has attracted close eyes from EU/US companies. With a perfect blend of local and international market intelligence, Dr. Daozhi Liu from MicroPort will share details about the future of biomedical materials in the Chinese market this March at BioMed China 2013.

Dr. Daozhi Liu from MicroPort
China’s Twelfth “Five-Year Plan” has announced that, until 2015, biomedical materials such as bio-ceramics and medical metals will increase significantly in China. Regarding biomedical materials projects, the Plan clearly points out that the State will vigorously develop medical metals and alloys such as medical polymer materials, bio-ceramics, and other related products to meet the demand for artificial organs, vascular stents and implants. This will promote the field of materials technologies, life sciences and clinical trials, as well as reduce R&D risks and production costs.

Dr. Daozhi Liu is currently Senior Vice President of Emerging Business at Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Limited. He obtained his bachelor’s and Ph.D. in China in 1985 and 1991, as well as engaged in postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford from 1993 to 1994. He returned from overseas to join MicroPort Medical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. as one of the core members of the early entrepreneurial team, former research center director, vice president, senior vice president, business general manager, Ortho business company legal representative and executive director. From 2003 until now, he established MicroPort’s emerging business of cardiac electrophysiological medical equipment: pacemakers and orthopedic medical devices. He is also the founder and GM of Shanghai MicroPort Orthopedics Co., Ltd., a sub-branch of MicroPort in Shanghai.

Apart from presenting at BioMed China 2013 on March 14 in Shanghai, Dr. Daozhi Liu will also serve as the chairman for the full day conference and panel discussions, as well as share both his local and global key insights on biomedical materials, investment opportunities, and product value evaluation.

For more details about BioMed China 2013 and Dr. Liu’s speech, please visit the event website at http://www.biomed-innovation.com/en/Index.asp. Free PowerPoint Presentations from past events can be downloaded at http://www.biomed-innovation.com/en/feedbacka.asp?Id=97.

BioMed is hosted by UBM Conferences.

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January 23, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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Market Outlook: The Future of Biomedical Materials

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– Dr. Daozhi Liu from MicroPort will share the details in BioMed China 2013 in March

SHANGHAI, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –The “hot cake” of the China medical devices market has attracted close eyes from EU/US companies. With a perfect blend of local and international market intelligence, Dr. Daozhi Liu from MicroPort will share details about the future of biomedical materials in the Chinese market this March at BioMed China 2013.

Dr. Daozhi Liu from MicroPort
China’s Twelfth “Five-Year Plan” has announced that, until 2015, biomedical materials such as bio-ceramics and medical metals will increase significantly in China. Regarding biomedical materials projects, the Plan clearly points out that the State will vigorously develop medical metals and alloys such as medical polymer materials, bio-ceramics, and other related products to meet the demand for artificial organs, vascular stents and implants. This will promote the field of materials technologies, life sciences and clinical trials, as well as reduce R&D risks and production costs.

Dr. Daozhi Liu is currently Senior Vice President of Emerging Business at Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Limited. He obtained his bachelor’s and Ph.D. in China in 1985 and 1991, as well as engaged in postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford from 1993 to 1994. He returned from overseas to join MicroPort Medical (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. as one of the core members of the early entrepreneurial team, former research center director, vice president, senior vice president, business general manager, Ortho business company legal representative and executive director. From 2003 until now, he established MicroPort’s emerging business of cardiac electrophysiological medical equipment: pacemakers and orthopedic medical devices. He is also the founder and GM of Shanghai MicroPort Orthopedics Co., Ltd., a sub-branch of MicroPort in Shanghai.

Apart from presenting at BioMed China 2013 on March 14 in Shanghai, Dr. Daozhi Liu will also serve as the chairman for the full day conference and panel discussions, as well as share both his local and global key insights on biomedical materials, investment opportunities, and product value evaluation.

For more details about BioMed China 2013 and Dr. Liu’s speech, please visit the event website at http://www.biomed-innovation.com/en/Index.asp. Free PowerPoint Presentations from past events can be downloaded at http://www.biomed-innovation.com/en/feedbacka.asp?Id=97.

BioMed is hosted by UBM Conferences.

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January 23, 2013 at 12:08 pm

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Milestone Systems Hires VP for Corporate Products

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Former Microsoft Manager Bjorn Skou Eilertsen leads a newly created business unit for high complexity surveillance software
COPENHAGEN, Denmark /PRNewswire/ — Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has hired Bjorn Skou Eilertsen as Vice President for the company’s recently established Corporate Products business unit, responsible for large and high complexity surveillance solutions.
“Milestone Systems has achieved formidable growth in its first 14 years to be a leader in a market where the customers’ needs are constantly changing. I look forward to doing my part to keep us ahead of the competition,” says Eilertsen, VP of the Milestone Systems Corporate Products business unit. “My primary task is to manage continued developments for our high-end products designed for more complex needs and larger customers, to ensure that our software best fulfills their requirements. Organizationally I will focus on leveraging coordination between R & D, marketing and sales to work toward our shared goals.”
Eilertsen has more than 14 years of experience as a manager of product development, sales, marketing and business operations. He has demonstrated that he is a solid strategist who can develop new concepts and create growth while being an empathetic leader, most recently with four years’ success as the manager of Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM business division in Western Europe where he was responsible for the partner channel, sales, marketing and product management.
John Blem, Chief Product Officer and Founder of Milestone Systems, is pleased that Eilertsen has joined the company as part of its continued expansions: “With Bjorn’s passion for software, strong background in the IT industry and innate skills for growing business, he is the perfect person to help implement our new strategy. This involves more input from our partners in the development process so we can be better than ever at tailoring our products, marketing and sales to their differing needs and those of the customers.”
The new growth strategy for Milestone Systems also includes the establishment of parallel organizational divisions: the Professional Products unit run by VP Janne Jakobsen has its focus on high-volume, small to medium-size business (SMB) sector needs, while the Incubation and Ventures group lead by VP Lars Nordenlund is investigating and developing future products and services for open platform IP video management software, with a new office location in Silicon Valley, California.
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http://download.milestonesys.com/PR/employee/bjorn-skou-eilertsen/

About Milestone Systems
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software, according to IMS Research. The XProtect® platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video enable organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners. For more information, visit: http://www.milestonesys.com
Source: Milestone Systems

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January 23, 2013 at 11:42 am

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Cinram Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc(TM)

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NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ — One-Blue, LLC, today announced that Cinram Group, Inc. has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) product licensing program as a licensee. Cinram signed a BD-ROM Movie Disc and/or Data Disc License Agreement that grants the company access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors, including CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha.
“Cinram is a much anticipated addition to the One-Blue BD–ROM/Movie Disc licensing program,” said William J. Lenihan, Director of IP Licensing of One-Blue.
One-Blue administers the licensing program for patents essential to Blu-ray Disc™ products and is the joint licensing agent of its licensors. For hardware and software products, the product license covers Blu-ray Disc™, DVD and CD essential patents; for disc products, the product license covers Blu-ray Disc™ essential patents.
One-Blue’s innovative approach to patent pooling includes per-batch licensing, pre-netting, and product-based royalties. Representing 15 licensors from among the world’s global consumer electronics manufacturers, One-Blue operates a pool of more than 10,000 essential BD patents and to date has executed 76 Registration and/or License Agreements.
Any company interested in obtaining licenses for one or more Blu-ray Disc™ products under the One-Blue product licensing program, or for more information about the One-Blue licensing program and related royalty rates, should contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/.
About One-Blue
As the one-stop shop representing the Blu-ray Disc™ industry’s leading technology providers, One-Blue, LLC provides patent licenses from the leading Blu-ray, DVD and CD product IP holders. One-Blue creates a level playing field by guaranteeing strong patent enforcement for licensees and licensors and ensure competitive parity for all Blu-ray Disc™ providers. One-Blue’s patent pool is built upon industry best practices to help all parties lower royalties, transaction costs and streamline the patent licensing process.
Contacts:
Andrew MacLellan Ashley Teitelbaum
617-897-8270 212-223-3190
andrew.maclellan@porternovelli.com ashley.teitelbaum@one-blue.com
Source: One-Blue, LLC

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January 23, 2013 at 11:36 am

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