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Digital Transformations in Oil and Gas – Oilfield Service Equipment and Contractor Perspective

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— Complimentary online thought leadership event provides insight into impact of digital transformation on upstream and midstream oil and gas

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. ET, Wednesday, May 21, 2014
LOCATION: Online webinar
REGISTER: http://bit.ly/1st65Dm
MODERATOR: Walt Boyes, Senior Consultant, Frost & Sullivan
SPEAKERS:

Dr. Jose Gutierrez, Director – Technology and Innovation, Transocean

Adam Hems, Cloud Strategist, Halliburton

Sathyajt Rao, VP – Industrial Automation and Process Control, Frost & Sullivan

The key issues roiling the oil and gas sector will bring challenges, but will also contain the opportunity for transformation. Join Frost & Sullivan as we bring together top industry thought leaders to discuss the critical issues and the vision of the future in O&G, looking across the spectrum of industry convergence and business trends driving digital transformation. Focused on upstream and midstream O&G markets, this meeting of the minds is part two of a four part ‘Perspective Series’ by Frost & Sullivan.

Reasons to Attend:

Understand critical challenges and key technologies that are transforming the O&G landscape
Learn about the primary drivers enabling the changes
Identify the future state vision
Understand key insights around new technologies such as mobility, cloud, big data, analytics and security

Part two of this perspective series will focus on viewpoints from oilfield service and equipment providers (OFSE) as well as contractors. As the industry faces imperatives like reducing lifting costs, remotely managed services, it is important to understand how technology would play in enabling the industry to overcome these challenges. The panelists will discuss industry critical issues in conjunction with the components of the ‘Resource, Recovery and Reliability’ (3R) framework that will be presented by Frost & Sullivan.

Analyst Quote

“The oil and gas industry braces for disruption with business imperatives such as aging workforce and the need to do more with less, but better,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager for the Industrial Automation and Process Control Group, Muthuraman ‘Ram’ Ramasamy. “This along with several other challenges creates a window of opportunity for service and contract solution providers by catering to the unmet needs of the market.”

Registration

To register, click here or visit: http://bit.ly/1st65Dm

Supporting Resources

For more information about Frost & Sullivan’s Industrial Automation and Process Control practice, please visit: http://industrialautomation.frost.com

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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Frost & Sullivan
+1.210.247.3870
mireya.espinoza@frost.com
Source: Frost & Sullivan

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May 21, 2014 at 11:36 pm

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ITC Global Expands Presence in Asia Pacific with New Operations in Singapore

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PERTH, Australia, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments announced today that it has appointed industry veteran Ashok Rao to open new operations in Singapore, and expand its business across Asia. The new Singapore office extends ITC Global’s existing presence in Asia Pacific, which is headquartered in Perth, Australia, by placing additional facilities and personnel closer to customers in the offshore energy and commercial maritime markets. The new office will initially provide sales, engineering and customer support resources, with near term additions in field operations.

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Leading the new Singapore office and serving as Director of Asia Development for ITC Global is Ashok Rao. Ashok recently joined the company after serving five years as IT Business Leader for EMAS, a subsidiary of the ERZA Group, which provides specialised marine services to the oil and gas industry with a fleet of 60 offshore support vessels. Prior to EMAS, Ashok spent 30 years in various senior level roles with Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil field services organization.

The new ITC Global office in Singapore is part of a larger strategic investment to enhance the company’s ability to serve emerging clients requirements. Over the last two years, the company has methodically expanded its global coverage and local presence, through a private equity recapitalization and a series of acquisitions and capital investments. The new Singapore office follows ITC Global’s expansion earlier this year in the European market, with the opening of new operations in Aberdeen, Scotland to support clients in the North Sea region.

Chris Hill, Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director for Asia Pacific said, “We are very excited to be establishing ITC Global offices in Singapore. As a major hub for both the energy and maritime industries, the new offices enable us to be closer to our clients’ operations. And with Ashok’s leadership and extensive experience on both the supplier and end-user side of remote communications, our customers will benefit from a team that truly understands their unique requirements.”

With nearly 1,500 remote sites deployed across 60 countries and all the world’s oceans, ITC Global is the market leader in satellite communications to the mining industry, and holds the third largest share in the offshore oil and gas market. Combined with local offices and deployed personnel in nearly 40 countries, services on over 30 satellites, and more than 20 teleport interconnections, ITC Global has firmly established itself among the top 3 global service providers for satellite communications to remote industrial markets.

About ITC Global
ITC Global is the world’s largest privately-owned satellite communications provider exclusively focused on mission critical operations in the energy, mining, and maritime markets. Companies in remote and harsh environments require communications with both global coverage and unwavering customer service. ITC Global enables improved real-time decision making and enhanced health, safety and environmental management through a unified communications solution, tailored to the requirements of each client. Solutions include custom network design, hardware implementation, field engineering, technical support and enterprise-grade satellite bandwidth. ITC Global operates 24 x 7 carrier-class networks across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. ITC Global is a portfolio company of Boston based private equity firm Riverside Partners. For more information, please visit http://www.itcglobal.com.

For More Information Contact:
Lori Hawk, Senior Marketing Manager, ITC Global
lhawk@itcglobal.com
+1-571-246-1418
Source: ITC Global

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May 21, 2014 at 11:14 pm

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Rdio Expands Global Footprint With Launch In Nine New Countries

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NOW AVAILABLE IN 60 COUNTRIES WITH THE ADDITION OF INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND, SINGAPORE, GREECE, CROATIA, CYPRUS, SLOVAKIA AND SLOVENIA

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Rdio (www.rdio.com), one of the largest streaming music services in the world, has announced its expansion into nine new territories, launching today in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Slovakia And Slovenia. Now available in 60 countries, Rdio continues to match its rapid global momentum with a continuous catalog expansion, including an emphasis on the incorporation of a local repertoire of music in these territories.

“Rdio continues its focus to deliver the best music listening and discovery experience to every territory we bring into our global network, and to provide this premier experience at a great value to our listeners,” said Anthony Bay, CEO for Rdio. “We’re thrilled to have been able to expand from two to 60 countries in less than four years, while also pairing this rapid growth with regular catalog increases reflective of the amazing and distinct music that impacts the culture of each country we serve.”

To coincide with the launch, Rdio has created the “Rdio’s 60 Countries 60 Streams” playlist. Featuring one track from each of the 60 countries in Rdio’s network, the playlist combines current chart toppers, unforgettable classics, hometown anthems and Rdio favorites from around the globe.

The expansion news follows Rdio’s recent radio partnership announcements in Canada and Brazil, teaming with Shaw Communications and Grupo Bandeirantes respectively to create growth opportunities unique to each market. Joining similar pairings with radio entities in the U.S., Australia and Mexico, these marketing, content and promotion partnerships allow for dynamic synergies that create a more seamless listening experience for users in line with the market’s distinct offerings and needs.

With Rdio, music fans can access a massive catalog of over 25 million songs or start a custom station. The New York Times recently called Rdio its “go-to music app” for its “beautiful design and user interface,” while Mashable has lauded it as the “music discovery version of a candy store.” New users, including those in the nine newly launched territories, can sign up at rdio.com and start listening instantly for free on the web and get a 14-day trial of Rdio Unlimited with full access everywhere, including mobile.

About Rdio:
Rdio is the groundbreaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, play, and share music. Play what you want, when you want, or turn on a station for a perfect mix of songs. Listen anywhere — the web, your phone, even offline — and follow friends and artists to see what they’re playing.

Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, the co-creator of Skype, and is currently available in 60 countries. For more information, visit http://www.rdio.com.

For more information on Rdio:
Joe Schneider / Rogers & Cowan / +1.310.854.8140 / jschneider@rogersandcowan.com
Page Jeter / Rogers & Cowan / +1.310.854.8146 / pjeter@rogersandcowan.com
Source: Rdio

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May 21, 2014 at 10:52 pm

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AMRI CEO to Present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference

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ALBANY, N.Y., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Albany Molecular Research Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRI) announced today that William S. Marth, President and Chief Executive Officer at AMRI, will present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

A webcast of the presentation can be accessed at the Investor Relations’ section of http://www.amriglobal.com, or at the following URL: http://wsw.com/webcast/jeff82/amri.

The webcast will be archived for 90 days following the live presentation.

About AMRI
Albany Molecular Research, Inc. (AMRI) is a global contract research and manufacturing organization offering customers fully integrated drug discovery, development and manufacturing services. For over 22 years, AMRI has demonstrated its adaptability as the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries have undergone tremendous change in response to multiple challenges. This experience, a track record of success and locations in the United States, Europe and Asia now provides our customers with SMARTSOURCING™, a full range of value-added opportunities providing customers informed decision-making, enhanced efficiency and more successful outcomes at all stages of the pipeline. AMRI has also successfully partnered R&D programs and is actively seeking to out-license its remaining programs for further development. For more information about AMRI, please visit our website at http://www.amriglobal.com or follow us on Twitter (@amriglobal).
Source: AMRI
Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:AMRI

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May 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

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George W. McCarthy Named President of Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

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– Economist is Director at Ford Foundation’s Metropolitan Opportunity Program

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — George W. “Mac” McCarthy, an economist at the Ford Foundation dedicated to improving conditions in metropolitan areas worldwide, has been named the 5th president of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

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Beginning July 1, McCarthy, 57, will succeed Gregory K. Ingram, who is retiring after serving as president since 2005. McCarthy will bring new vision and a fresh perspective to the Cambridge-based think tank as it continues to promote dialogue and sound land use policy in the U.S. and around the world, said Kathryn J. Lincoln, chair of the board of directors at the Lincoln Institute.

“He is visionary and energetic, and his leadership will be transformational,” said Lincoln.

“This is a pivotal and important time for cities around the world. The Lincoln Institute plays a unique and extremely important role in identifying the central importance of land policies, across a range of social and economic challenges,” said McCarthy. “The story of opportunity is told in how we organize ourselves spatially. Without an effective response, we will double the one billion people living in unplanned settlements around the world’s cities in the next thirty years. Land use decisions made today will dictate the life chances of generations to come.”

As director of Metropolitan Opportunity at the Ford Foundation, McCarthy supported collaborative regional efforts to overcome the social, economic and spatial isolation of disadvantaged populations living in and around metropolitan areas worldwide. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation in 2000, he was a senior research associate at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has worked as professor of economics at Bard College; resident scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute; visiting scholar and member of the High Table at King’s College of Cambridge University; visiting scholar at the University of Naples, Italy; and research associate at the Centre for Independent Social Research in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, founded in 1974, is a leading resource for key issues concerning the use, regulation, and taxation of land. Providing high-quality education and research, the Lincoln Institute strives to improve public dialogue and decisions about land policy.

Source: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

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May 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm

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Dimension Data Confirms ‘Go-Live’ Of Three New Global Cloud Data Centres: Five New MCPs In Past Six Months Brings Total To 13

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— Expanding to 13 MCP locations gives Dimension Data the largest enterprise-class cloud presence in the world

SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Dimension Data, the USD 6 billion global ICT services and solutions provider, today announced that three new global cloud data centres will go live to address the ongoing demand for enterprise-class cloud services in Toronto, Canada; Auckland, New Zealand; and next month in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The addition of the new Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) locations will bring to 13 the number of Dimension Data’s Public MCPs globally with multiple data centres in each of the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Australia regions.

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The launch of the new MCPs follows the announcement released today by Cisco that it will use Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) and SaaS solutions to deliver a suite of mid-market centric cloud services to its customers and resellers. According to the statement Dimension Data will manage and operate an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering for Cisco, which will be bundled to deliver differentiated hybrid cloud solutions.

Dimension Data’s MCPs host the company’s public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Managed Hosting services. Each MCP provides end-users in that region with low-latency access to secure, reliable, enterprise-class public, private and hosted private cloud services.

Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data’s ITaaS Business Unit said, “Today’s announcement follows a number of recent significant milestones and achievements for Dimension Data in the cloud space. These include the acquisition of Teleris, a cloud-based visual communications service provider, our appointment as a SAP certified provider of cloud and hosting globally, as well as a Microsoft private cloud service provider on its cloud platform.

“Brazil, Canada, and New Zealand are significant new expansions to our MCP capacity and demonstrate acceleration in the pace of additional deployments. Adding seven new MCPs in just 12 months has almost doubled our footprint. Expanding to 13 MCP locations gives Dimension Data the largest enterprise-class cloud presence in the world, and is testament to increasing global demand from both new and existing clients,” said Nola.

Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) solutions that provide high performance self-service, cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources. Unlike best effort cloud providers, Dimension Data provides cloud services with strong SLAs, configurable networking and security and high performance systems to support production SaaS and web applications, enterprise applications, such as SAP, as well as testing and development.

All Dimension Data Public MCPs are enterprise-ready, offering multiple layers of security, administrative controls, 99.99% availability SLAs on Public Cloud, 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities.

Visit http://www.dimensiondata.com/cloud to learn more about Dimension Data and its cloud computing offerings.

For further information
Hilary King, Global PR Manager
Dimension Data plc
Tel: +27 11 575 6728
Cell: +27 82 414 9623
Hilary.king@dimensiondata.com

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. http://www.dimensiondata.com
Source: Dimension Data

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May 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm

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AT&T’s DirecTV Acquisition Places Major Bet on Proposed FCC Net Neutrality Rules says Strategy Analytics

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Strategy Analytics Predicts “Stars are Aligning for Seamless Broadband Services”
BOSTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T’s planned acquisition of DirecTV offers benefits in the form of a nationwide footprint for AT&T as a Video Over the Top (OTT) and pay TV operator and ties in with the company’s already strong IPTV, broadband and wireless businesses, according to new research from Strategy Analytics’ Service Provider Strategies and Wireless Networks & Platforms services.

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Combined with the FCC’s new proposed rules for Net Neutrality/Open Internet Broadband and the Comcast / Time Warner merger, the stars are all aligning for different reasons to create Seamless Broadband services across wired – cable and telco – and wireless – satellite and mobile – networks.

In two new reports Strategy Analytics covers these hot topics:

ServiceProvider Strategies analyzes the business impact of AT&T’s acquisition in ‘Is AT&T Showing Interest in DirecTV?’
Wireless Networks and Platforms looks at how AT&T’s actions appear to align with the new moves by the FCC in ‘Stars Align for Seamless Broadband Access as AT&T buys DirecTV and FCC Revisits Net Neutrality Rules.’
Jason Blackwell, Director, Service Provider Strategies noted, “AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV is the continuation of the trend of consolidation among service providers that will continue throughout 2014 and possibly beyond. The industry is at a turning point where fixed operators are under tremendous pressure from increasing costs but DirecTV is known for having a higher-end customer base, and the ARPU for the company reflects the premium service. Multiplay bundling is an important strategy for AT&T, indicated by the high number of its customers who subscribe to three and four services. Targeting high ARPU, premium customers with DirecTV plays well into AT&T’s strategy.” He added, “Through this deal, AT&T is buying scale in Pay TV, premium customers for greater multi-play service adoption, and a nationwide footprint for quad-play services.”

Sue Rudd, Director, Service Provider Analysis for Wireless Networks and Platforms commented that: “AT&T will probably be able to integrate DirecTV spectrum and delivery mechanisms as well as OTT Video services even more rapidly if the new FCC Net Neutrality rules are adopted. It looks as if AT&T has placed a major bet on this happening. These new FCC rules could dramatically simplify the delivery of multi-device multi-service ‘multiplay’ bundles across fixed and wireless; and even stimulate innovation in fixed telco services based on mobile features.”

Mobile Broadband is beginning to be viewed by the FCC as ‘just another access technology’. If the eventual FCC ruling eliminates differences between fixed and mobile broadband access regulations, it could accelerate Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and make it much easier organizationally for ILECs to deliver next generation services seamlessly across both fixed and mobile or satellite access. This could in turn lead to significant telecomms cost reductions as processes merge across fixed and mobile operations.”

About Strategy Analytics
Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success. http://www.StrategyAnalytics.com
Contacts:
Sue Rudd, +1 617 614 0709, srudd@strategyanalytics.com
Jason Blackwell, +1 (617) 614-0747, JBlackwell@strategyanalytics.com
Source: Strategy Analytics, Inc.

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May 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

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EndNote Collaborates with Science Hack Day to Expand Global Scientific Movement

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– Collaboration will increase the reach of innovative events uniting designers, developers, scientists and innovators to explore new scientific concepts

PHILADELPHIA, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Thomson Reuters EndNote, the industry’s leading software for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references, today announced a collaboration with Science Hack Day, a global grassroots movement aimed at empowering scientific innovation, to expand its efforts to enable scientists, engineers, programmers and designers to work together in the same physical space to nurture new scientific concepts.

Since its launch in 2010, more than 30 Science Hack Days have been held in over a dozen countries. The events are designed to connect individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, all sharing a passion for science, to work together to explore new scientific concepts and develop solutions or “hacks.” During each event, groups compete in a friendly competition to build the best prototype based on a concept of their choice within 24 consecutive hours.

Science Hack Days are fueled by the work of volunteers and in the past have been primarily funded by regional sponsorships and donations. As the first global sponsor, EndNote will help the movement further its goal of making science more accessible by providing funding and marketing support to increase awareness, enhance current events and spread the movement to new cities.

“Science Hack Day is inherently about mashing up ideas, mediums, industries and people to create spark for future ideas, collaborations and inspirations. Particle physicists team up with designers, marketers join forces with open source rocket scientists, writers collaborate with molecular biologists and developers partner with school kids,” said Science Hack Day Global Director Ariel Waldman. “Science should be disruptively accessible. Science Hack Day empowers people from a variety of backgrounds to explore, participate in and build new ways of interacting with and contributing to science.”

There are currently six Science Hack Days planned for the remainder of 2014:

Medellin, Colombia, May 30 – June 1, 2014
New York City, USA, May 31 – June 1, 2014
Kerkrade, Netherlands, June 21 – 22, 2014
Antananarivo, Madagascar, August 9 – 10, 2014
San Francisco, USA, October 4 – 5, 2014
Berlin, Germany, October 24 – 26, 2014
“We are pleased to partner with such a fun and energetic event that’s designed to nurture imagination and inspire creativity. We work with intelligent information on a daily basis and see what kinds of astonishing things can happen when people from varied disciplines are able to collaborate, brainstorm and build,” said Amanda Addis, general manager, Thomson Reuters EndNote. “We’re especially pleased that the event isn’t just limited to scientists or scientific professionals, but open to anyone who has a genuine sense of passion and curiosity.”

Anyone can organize a Science Hack Day in their city. Details are available on the organization’s website, http://sciencehackday.org. Follow Science Hack Day on Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciencehackday.

EndNote is utilized by more than 1,100 global academic institutions and R&D departments and two million scientists, researchers and students worldwide. It is committed to keeping its user community in step with the constantly evolving world of scientific research by providing advanced tools for managing and creating research effectively and efficiently. EndNote is integrated with other industry-leading sources from Thomson Reuters, including the Web of ScienceSM and ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM peer-review systems and company research management and profiling tools.

Learn more about EndNote. Follow EndNote on Twitter for updates on Science Hack Day, including interviews with the winners: https://twitter.com/EndNoteNews.

Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. For more information, go to http://www.thomsonreuters.com.
CONTACT:
Jennifer Breen
Jennifer.breen@thomsonreuters.com
+ 1 215 823 1791
Molly Malone
Molly.malone@thomsonreuters.com
+1 215 823 3702
Source: Thomson Reuters

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May 21, 2014 at 3:20 pm

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Experience…Innovation & Expertise at the Region’s Key Security, Safety and Fire Exhibition

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Registration has now opened for Southeast Asia’s key forum for security, fire and safety professionals to gather to source the latest innovations, while they discuss and determine the future of their industry with their senior level peers.

Over 7,500 visitors during IFSEC SEA 2013
Over 7,500 visitors during IFSEC SEA 2013

Engage With Key Industry Players
Engage With Key Industry Players

Hear From The Experts at International Security Technology Conference
Hear From The Experts at International Security Technology Conference

Latest Product Showcases
Latest Product Showcases
As part of the world’s leading portfolio of security and fire safety events and established as the region’s pre-eminent authority on industrial security expertise and guidance, IFSEC Southeast Asia will once again provide the meeting point for the ASEAN security, fire and safety community at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia from September 3 – 5, 2014.

Packed with new features, innovation, product areas and educational content, this is the must attend event for any security, fire prevention or occupational safety & health professional responsible for securing or sourcing business in the region, making it an essential place to display your products, solutions and technologies and actively engage with a receptive audience of over 10,000 industry buyers and decision makers to build profitable business partnerships.

Join the movers and enablers from the Ministry of Home Affairs Malaysia, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government, Royal Malaysia Police, Asian Professional Security Association, CyberSecurity Malaysia, British Security Industry Association, ASIS International (Malaysian Chapter) and many more as they lend their support and expertise in key highlighted areas during the show.

Key reasons to visit IFSEC Southeast Asia

Find breath-taking innovation on the show floor, from the big launches from leading solutions providers including detection and alarm systems, enabled asset management programs, RFID anti-counterfeit devices, multiple hi-tech POS systems to truly never before seen technologies from over 350 global exhibiting companies.
Find networking in the dedicated networking areas, where you are able to meet the thought leaders in security, safety and fire.
Find expertise at the IFSEC Global Security Technology Showcase, designed with high level seminar content presented by renowned industrial experts to enhance your knowledge. http://www.ifsecsea.com/seminars
Dedicated Cyber Security Pavilion to cater for the growing demand for cyber security solutions for government and private organisations.
An increase of international pavilions to enhance the multi-national offering of the event and provide a global outlook in a local market.
Learn from the experts to have a better understanding on how IFSECSEA 2014 strengthens your business.

“We had participated in the IFSEC Symposium in India and the UK through our partner REMSDAQ. IFSEC Southeast Asia edition was the first exhibition to be held in Kuala Lumpur in September 2013 and we were part of this prestigious event. As such, IFSEC has provided us a good brand platform in all the locations it was held and we are confident that the same would be evident in the 2014 edition. That was one of the reasons why we also co-sponsored the IFSEC Southeast Asia 2013 inaugural event. The exhibition basically helps link international security and fire safety solutions providers with government and commercial customers in the region,” said SHAJI N.M, CHAIRMAN PRISMA BYTES.

This 2nd edition is expected to extend the reach to industry professionals from across the region and beyond as well as huge growth of global media partners to support and provide sound mileage that will surely bring new businesses and increase networking contacts for companies who wish to exhibit. Be part of IFSEC Southeast Asia 2014 for the opportunity to meet and connect with an international audience of security and fire buyers.

To secure your booth today, please contact:
For Malaysia & Singapore
Ms. Rina Fadzil +603 21768681 rina.fadzil@ubm.com

For Asia
Mr. TJ Tan +603 21768788 tj.tan@ubm.com

For International
Mr. Kristan Johnstone +44 (0) 2079218057 kristan.johnstone@ubm.com
For further information, please visit http://www.ifsecsea.com
Notes to Editors:
1. About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.
With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.
UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.
2. About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events via online and print providing them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional communities from doctors to game developers, journalists to jewellery traders, farmers to pharmacists. Our 6,500 staff members in more than 40 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
This press information is issued by:
The Marketing Communication (MARCOM) Department
UNITED BUSINESS MEDIA (M) SDN BHD
A-8-1, Lvl 8,
Hampshire Place Office
157, Hamphire 1
Jalan Mayang Sari
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Tel: 603-2176-8788
Fax: 603-2164-8786
E: Adrian.Pereira@ubm.com
W: http://www.ubmasia.com
Source: UBM Malaysia

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May 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

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Tokyo Station Impressions — The Wonders of Tokyo Station

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TOKYO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — For visitors to Japan, the completeness of the facilities found within this humble railway station always comes as quite a surprise. Without rushing about, and without leaving the station, people here can satisfy their shopping and entertainment needs. In Japanese, this type of intra-station shopping/entertainment venue is referred to as an “ekinaka”. Today, we will give everyone an introduction to the wonders of one of Tokyo’s most heavily trafficked railway stations — Tokyo Station — which is located in Tokyo’s central Marunouchi district.

A Symbol of History and Culture

Tokyo Station was founded in 1914 and was designed by Kingo Tatsuno, a famous architect from Japan’s Meiji period. Each year, large numbers of tourists are drawn here to take in its red brick European charm and magnificent architectural style. Having survived the flames of war and continued standing tall for a century, this place has long since ceased to be a mere ordinary transportation hub in the hearts of the people here. More than this, it has become a symbol of Tokyo’s history and culture.

Tokyo Station was designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan in 2003. Possessing a history that goes back as far as Tokyo Station, The Tokyo Station Hotel was constructed inside the station and opened for business in 1915. Besides being the setting to a great many works of literature, this hotel has also received literary giants such as Yasunari Kawabata and Seicho Matsumoto as guests, and its name is known to everyone in Japan.

Enjoying Excellent Food

Considering how Tokyo Station gathers specialty foods and choice delicacies from all over Japan, it is by no means an exaggeration to call this place a “paradise of delicious food”. There is the century-old Tsukiji Sushi Say, the highly varied T’s TanTan Vegan Ramen (Noodles) Restaurant, and Sendai TanyaGyutan Rikyu(Ox Tongue), outside which long lines of customers can be seen every day. The inside of the station features row upon row of gift shops, and from exquisite Japanese dim sum to adorable Japanese miscellaneous goods, everything one could wish for is present. There is also the uniquely Japanese ekiben (a packed lunch comprising local specialties and sold at stations in great variety), allowing travellers to enjoy authentic food from different regions while travelling on a tight itinerary. The many varieties of desserts here can make a visitor’s mouth water just by looking at them, and they are something that should definitely not be missed. If delicious food is one of the goals of your trip, then you should make sure to enjoy a big meal at Tokyo Station.

A Rail Network Extending in All Directions

Tokyo Station directly connects to many important regions inside Tokyo such as Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Harajuku and also connects to key attractions like Tokyo Disneyland and Meiji Jingu Shrine. From here, people can travel to and from Narita International Airport via the Narita Express (N’EX) and Haneda Airport via the airport bus. A JPY750 one-day Tokyo Metropolitan District Pass (Tokunai Pass) allows for unlimited rides on local and rapid JR East trains excluding reserved seats within Tokyo’s 23 Special Wards for one calendar day, visitors can greatly reduce their travel expenses. Every day, electric trains painted with all sorts of different colors will leave Tokyo Station for many destinations. Comparable to a rainbow, this is an item of scenery that is beloved by many Japanese people.

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Source: East Japan Railway Company

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May 21, 2014 at 11:11 am

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