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TO THE NEW Launches Global Entrepreneurship Program for Young Asians

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Spencer Stuart, one of the world’s leading executive search firms to design the entrepreneurship program and the selection process.

SINGAPOREJuly 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TO THE NEW, Asia’s leading digital powerhouse, is launching ‘Entrepreneurs At Work’, a one of its kind entrepreneurship leadership program. It plans to hire 20 young professionals, expose them to challenging assignments across its group companies, train them over the next two years, and then let them take on entrepreneurial leadership roles across businesses and geographies, both existing and new.

Speaking on the launch of the ‘Entrepreneurs At Work’ program, Mr. Puneet Johar, Managing Director, TO THE NEW said, “In the digital space, developing entrepreneurial talent is the only way to ensure continued success. This program puts young talent through high impact operating roles, with periodic training inputs. This prepares them to lead innovation through familiar and unfamiliar situations.”

The group selected for the ‘Entrepreneurs At Work’ program will consist of candidates who have graduated from premier management and technical institutes from across India, ASEAN and China, with 3 to 5 years of work experience. The program will place these candidates in high impact roles in business development, product management, product development and technology in the various TO THE NEW companies across Asia. Over the next two years, these candidates will operate in impactful roles and undergo intensive training programs, to help them take on entrepreneurial leadership roles across its companies.

TO THE NEW is an Internet products company that is accelerating the disruption in the digital marketing and video space in Asia with its social and mobile first approach in analytics, social CRM, digital video, content and influencer marketing areas. Its unique blend of freemium products that are versioned in local languages in Asiahas helped it grow to a 600+ people company in 8 markets in Asia Pacific in a short span of  two years. ThisSingapore headquartered company is at the top of the heap amongst the challengers to the traditional media and marketing businesses.

TO THE NEW is accepting applications at and the last date to apply is 15th August 2014.


Founded in 2010, TO THE NEW is Asia’s leading specialist in SMACK Services – Social, Mobile Analytics, Content and Knowledge and delivers integrated digital solutions to help clients connect with social and mobile first consumers and drive tangible business performance. TO THE NEW’s SMACK effect is backed by its ‘Centers of Excellence’ in Analytics led by ThoughtBuzz, Digital Marketing by Ignitee, Social, Local and Mobile by Techsailor, Content by Tangerine Digital and Technology by IntelliGrape.

TO THE NEW employs over 600 people across SingaporeManilaKuala LumpurJakartaMumbaiDelhi,ChennaiDubai and Guangzhou. For more information, visit:

Press Contacts: Irfan Khan I +65 6748 8522

Source: TO THE NEW

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July 17, 2014 at 5:48 pm

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NEAT Tower, South Korea’s Tallest Skyscraper, Finally Opens in Songdo International Business District

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— POSCO successfully undertook the task of sending the 305 meter high, 68 story building into the air.
— A residence hotel with over 400 rooms will begin operation in the building, and Daewoo International will move in, too.

SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — The North East Asia Trade (NEAT) Tower, the tallest building in South Korea, now stands resplendent in Songdo International Business District, Incheon.

A panoramic view of NEAT Tower
A panoramic view of NEAT Tower

POSCO Construction and Engineering (CEO: Hwang Tae-hyeon), the contractor for the project, held a completion ceremony on the 10th of this month to mark the full operation of the building.

After 8 years of construction, the tower stands 305 meters high with 68 floors above ground, providing a diversified mix of different spaces, including offices, hotel rooms and even an observatory. Specifically, floors 2 to 33 will be allocated to local or international leading businesses and commercial facilities. Floors 9 to 21, in particular, will be occupied by Daewoo International, a Korean general merchant operating globally, to serve as its headquarters.

The 36th and 37th floors will provide spaces for banquets, restaurants, meeting rooms and other similar facilities, while floors 38 to 64 will accommodate a residence hotel with 423 guest rooms, including a penthouse on the top floor. An observatory with a full view of the surrounding business district is located on the 65th floor.

POSCO E&C made sure that it applied the highest level of security and anti-disaster measures to the building. For example, it deployed global positioning system sensors to help ensure the real-time measurement of vibration, displacement or deformation in the building caused by external factors, making it possible to preemptively identify any issues that could compromise the safety or structural integrity of the building.

In addition, the anti-disaster control center located on the first floor underground provides the ability to centrally monitor the power supply, lighting, CCTV system, access control and other utility services. The 30th floor and the 60th floors each have a shelter that can accommodate all occupants safely and promptly in the event of an emergency, such as a fire. The building has 29 elevators operating at a speed of 420 meters per minute and capable of carrying users from the ground floor to the observatory on the 65th floor within one minute.

NEAT Tower also plans to seek LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification, one of the most renowned environmental certifications in the world, from the U.S. Green Building Council. Examples of measures to meet the criteria of the certification include a system that collects and treats part of the sewage from the building for reuse in landscaping and the building’s toilet facilities. What’s more, its paint, carpet, wallpaper and other materials each feature a low content of volatile organic compounds.

POSCO E&C, the contractor for this project, is a globally recognized construction company that operates across a wide range of projects, including environmental and energy plants, urban development, large scale SOC projects, high-rise intelligent buildings and residential project. POSCO E&C brings to each project its plant engineering technologies and know-how accumulated from the construction of the steel mills in Pohang and Gwangyang that have remained globally competitive over the past 40 years.

Among such projects is the planning of extended urban development for Hanoi that the contractor won for 6.4 million dollars in September 2008 and successfully completed in July 2011. Focusing on the threefold expansion of the city area from 921 sq. km to 3344.6 sq. km, the project is one of the world’s largest master plans for urban development, involving all segments ranging from new towns, roads, water supply and sewage to power, waterway improvement, ailroad and telecommunications.

Another project is the Vattanac Capital Tower located at the center of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, which the company completed in December of last year. With 4 floors underground and 39 above, the building is currently the highest of its kind in the country to be controlled on an automated basis. The total budget for the project was 180 million US dollars, with construction beginning in March 2010 and finishing in December 2013.

Meanwhile, Songdo International Business District where the NEAT Tower is located is only 15 minutes away from Incheon International Airport via the Great Incheon Bridge (21 km long) that opened in October 2009. It has a unique geographic advantage, given that 38 cities are within 2 hours’ flight. A day trip can be made to major international cities with population over 1 million, including Shanghai and Tokyo.

The district is now being developed as a center for international business that embraces international business centers, a residential complex and industrial parks for advanced biotechnologies and the knowledge industry. Some international organizations are also located in the district, including the Secretariat of the Global Climate Fund and the Korean office of the World Bank Group that opened in October 2012 and October 2013, respectively.

Within the district, POSCO E&C is involved in a variety of projects including high-rise buildings within the international business zone itself, as well as apartments, commercial installations and a park.

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Source: POSCO E&C

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July 17, 2014 at 5:40 pm

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Coherus Announces Initiation Of Phase 3 Trial Of CHS-0214 (Investigational Etanercept Biosimilar) In Chronic Plaque Psoriasis (RaPsOdy)

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-Company Advances Development as Part of Collaboration with Baxter International’s Biopharmaceutical Business

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Coherus BioSciences, Inc. announced the start of its Phase 3 trial of CHS-0214, a proposed biosimilar of etanercept (Enbrel®), in chronic plaque psoriasis (the RaPsOdy trial). This announcement follows the recent initiation of a Phase 3 trial of CHS-0214 in rheumatoid arthritis. The Phase 3 psoriasis trial is a 48-week, randomized, double-blind, active-control, parallel-group, multicenter, global study in subjects with active, chronic plaque psoriasis who are naïve to systemic biologic therapy. The study will seek to demonstrate biosimilarity between CHS-0214 and Enbrel® in terms of efficacy, safety and immunogenicity. The primary efficacy endpoint is based on percent improvement in the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) at 12 weeks.

“The initiation of the Phase 3 RaPsOdy trial is an important step toward our goal of increasing access to biosimilar etanercept for patients worldwide,” said Barbara Finck, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Coherus. “It represents a pivotal study in the global clinical development for CHS-0214 and, if positive, will provide support for our marketing applications in Europethe United States, and a number of other countries.”

“Based on our evaluation of the analytical, nonclinical and clinical pharmacokinetic similarity of this molecule, we believe that this molecule has met our rigorous internal criteria for initiating our second Phase 3 trial in 2014,” said Denny Lanfear, Coherus Chief Executive Officer. “In concert with our partner Baxter, we are pleased to advance this product into late-stage development.”

“With two late-stage trials now underway in partnership with Coherus, we are advancing our collective goals to develop and deliver high quality biologic alternatives that address patient needs,” said Ludwig Hantson, Ph.D., president of Baxter BioScience.

About CHS-0214

CHS-0214 is a proposed biosimilar of etanercept (Enbrel®). This product was evaluated in a Phase 1 single dose cross-over study in healthy volunteers. In this trial, CHS-0214 met the primary bioequivalence endpoint of clinical PK similarity to Enbrel®, demonstrating a 98% geometric mean between CHS-0214 and Enbrel®. No clinically meaningful differences in other safety parameters were observed during this study.

About Coherus BioSciences, Inc.

Coherus is a late-stage clinical biologics platform company focused on the global biosimilar market. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area and composed of a team of industry veterans with decades of experience in pioneering biologics companies, Coherus has developed an innovative business model that leverages a strategically aligned consortium of key service providers specifically crafted to address the biosimilar opportunity and to achieve competitive scale. Coherus’ commercialization partnerships include global pharmaceutical companies in EuropeAsia and Latin America.

Biosimilars are intended for use in place of existing, branded biologics to treat a range of chronic and often life-threatening diseases, with the potential to reduce costs and expand patient access. For additional information, please visit

About Baxter International, Inc.

Baxter International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and markets products that save and sustain the lives of people with hemophilia, immune disorders, cancer, infectious diseases, kidney disease, trauma, and other chronic and acute medical conditions. As a global, diversified healthcare company, Baxterapplies a unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology to create products that advance patient care worldwide. By mid-2015, Baxter expects to establish the BioScience businesses as a separate, publicly traded, innovation oriented biotechnology firm.

The exclusive collaboration between Baxter and Coherus includes development and commercialization for the etanercept biosimilar in EuropeCanadaBrazil and certain other markets.

This release includes forward-looking statements by Baxter International Inc. related to a clinical trial being conducted by its partner, Coherus BioSciences. The statements are based on assumptions about many important factors, including the following, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements: satisfaction of regulatory and other requirements; actions of regulatory bodies and other governmental authorities; clinical results; changes in laws and regulations; product quality or supply or patient safety issues; and other risks identified in Baxter’s most recent filing on Form 10-K and other SEC filings, all of which are available on Baxter’s website. Baxter does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Coherus BioSciences Contact
Beth Jimison

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Source: Coherus BioSciences, Inc.

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July 17, 2014 at 5:35 pm

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21Vianet and GigaTrust Sign Exclusive Partnership Agreement for China

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“GigaTrust provides Security Software for Microsoft® Office 365® Emails and Documents for Android® and iPhone® Mobile Devices”

WASHINGTONJuly 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) (“21Vianet” or the “Company”), the largest carrier-neutral internet infrastructure services provider and the sole operator of Office 365 and Microsoft Azure in the Chinese Mainland market, and GigaTrust, the market leader for Microsoft-based email and document protection software solutions for mobile devices, announced today that they have signed an exclusive partnership agreement for the China market. Pursuant to the agreement, 21Vianet will market and sell the portfolio of GigaTrust security products to enterprises and Office 365 cloud subscribers in China. This partnership will provide Office 365 enterprise customers in China the ability to protect and render secure emails and documents from anywhere using Android and iPhone mobile devices.

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21Vianet has more than 15 years’ experience in internet infrastructure services, with its core businesses covering data center management, managed network service, content distributed network service and cloud computing. The Company worked with Microsoft to successfully launch Office 365 services this April, delivering for the first time the familiar Office productivity suite, now equipped with more advanced communication and collaboration tools, as a local cloud service to business and government customers throughout China. The Company will leverage its cloud operation and service excellence to provide one-stop public cloud services to customers in China. According to Forrester Research, China is one of the fastest growing markets for public cloud services in the world and forecast to grow from $300M in 2011 to $3.8B by 2020.

With the availability of GigaTrust’s secure mobility products, 21Vianet will provide Office 365 customers with a comprehensive security solution for both Android and iPhone devices, enabling highly adaptable cross-platforms and cross-devices experience.  Subscribers of Office 365 in China will be able to protect and consume protected emails and documents (Office docs and PDF formats) from anywhere securely to or from the mobile device.  In the past two years, smartphone sales in China have quadrupled, making China one of the world’s largest Smartphone markets in the world according to research firm IDC. Today, China has nearly 1 billion mobile phone users with roughly 40% or 400 million currently using smartphones, forecasted to reach 800 million by 2020.

Wing-Dar Ker, President of MS Cloud Business Unit at 21Vianet, stated, “Information security on mobile devices is a critical business requirement for Office 365 cloud customers. 21Vianet is pleased to deliver the industry’s leading mobility security solution from GigaTrust to Office 365 customers in China.”

“BYOD mobile environments are growing across all markets and GigaTrust is dedicated to providing secure email and document access to mobile devices anywhere. We are very excited to work with 21Vianet to provide GigaTrust’s mobile security products to Office 365 customers in China and to participate in the exponential growth of the China public cloud services market combined with the largest number of smartphone users worldwide,” said Bob Bernardi, Chairman and CEO of GigaTrust.

About 21Vianet
21Vianet Group, Inc. is the largest carrier-neutral infrastructure center services provider in China, providing hosting and related services, managed network services, content delivery network services and cloud computing services. 21Vianet operates in 44 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of several thousand customers that range from Fortune 500 conglomerates, government entities, blue-chip enterprises to small- and mid-sized business enterprises. The Company is the sole operator of Office 365 and Microsoft Azure in the Chinese Mainland market, committed to providing world-class one-stop public cloud services to customers in China. For more information about 21Vianet public cloud services, visit

About GigaTrust
GigaTrust is a leading provider of email security and document protection software products and services with customers worldwide in both the public and private sectors. GigaTrust is the only provider of the Intelligent Rights Management™ solution, which combines innovative next-generation content security technologies built on the foundation of Microsoft Rights Management Services (RMS). In February 2003, the firm formed the first strategic partnership with Microsoft and formally launched the first in the family of proprietary Intelligent Rights Management products based on the RMS security platform. GigaTrust is a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner. GigaTrust’s family of products and services are easy to use and easy to deploy for either the author or recipient of protected content. GigaTrust’s products and services include security solutions for email/attachments and document protection, automated external user provisioning, web content, network file shares, content repositories, discovery enablement, admin. And auditing tools for desktop, laptops and mobile devices. For more information about GigaTrust, visit

CONTACT: 21Vianet, Rita Xie, +86-10-8456-2121,, or GigaTrust, Harry Piccariello,  +1-703-467-3753,


Source: GigaTrust

Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:VNET

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July 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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Thailand recruiting firm TopTalentAsia relaunches as en world

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Leading recruiting firm in Thailand relaunches as en world to provide a higher level of support for customers.

BANGKOKJuly 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — TopTalentAsia relaunches as en world from July 21st 2014 with two new offices located in Bangkok and Chonburi and a new website to improve cross border recruitment services domestically in Thailand and utilize its Asia Pacific network.

TopTalent Asia, established in Bangkok in 1999, specializes in connecting great companies to the best managers and mid-career professionals in Thailand. As en world Thailand, the team will also develop services with the growing number of Japanese companies investing in the region.

“Relaunching as en world is a strategic move which will allow us to support our customers in different ways,” said Ms Belinda Skinner, Country Manager, en world Thailand. “For our clients it means greater service coverage and consistency on an APAC level, an increased candidate pool, and improved process efficiencies. For job seekers it means access to more jobs through our new website, highly trained professional consultants and, with the new locations in Bangkok and Chonburi, a more welcoming and convenient space to discuss the life-changing decision of a career move.”

en world’s brand promise, “Bringing the best people together”, reflects the passion that drives en world employees to find the right candidate for the right job according to Mr Craig Saphin, President of en world Group. “Our goal is to be the most trusted partner in recruiting specialists and managerial talent for global companies in the Asia Pacific region,” said Mr. Saphin, “en world Thailand will partner with people and companies to create the best possible recruiting and staffing connections to support their long-term success.”

The new brand identity will be rolled out through a number of touch points including a new website which allows job seekers to search for jobs across APAC and plan their regional careers (, sales collaterals, social media channels and a new office location.

From 21 July 2014 our new office address will be:

en world Recruitment (Thailand) Co Ltd,.
Athenee Tower, 12th Floor, Unit 1201-1202
63 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel — (662) 106 8600

en world (Chonburi) Recruitment Co Ltd,.
Talaythong Tower, 9th Floor, Room number 906
53 Moo 9, Tungsukla, Sriracha, Chonburi 20230 Thailand
Tel —  (662) 106 8680

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About en world:
en world provides recruitment services, focused on mid-career professionals. The company was established inJapan in 1999 and has expanded to SingaporeHong Kong, Korea, AustraliaVietnamThailand and India. With 650 staff representing 20 nationalities in 15 offices, we are introducing talents with 2,800 clients across the Asia Pacific Region. en world is a subsidiary of en-japan Inc., Japan’s leading internet-based recruitment solutions provider.

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Media Contact:
Vikram Tandon
Tel: +65 6420-0574

Source: en world

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July 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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Tata Housing Expands its Presence in NCR Luxury Space

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DELHI, India  /PRNewswire/ —

~ Announces first of its kind gated community Villa development at Sohna Road ~

Tata Housing Development Company, India’s fastest growing real estate developer in the luxury space strengthened its presence in the high-end luxury segment in NCR by launching its 4th project Arabella. Strategically located immediately off the Sohna Haryana Highway, Arabella is inspired by the Aravallis and has been aesthetically designed as an extension to the lush green surroundings.

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Designed by renowned architects Perkins Eastman, USA., Arabella is built across approximately 35 Acres and offers 3, 4 and 5 BHK villas right in the heart of Gurgaon – Sohna Road. Designed with the theme of Aravalli ridge and view of the ridges, Arabella is a Villa development with around 150 villas of typologies. The location and orientation of villas on the site integrates with the central open green spaces via the backyard or is inward looking; adapted to the traditional design of courtyards. The private lifts, outdoor pools, roof top landscaped entertainment areas, solar hot water heating, VRV air-conditioning, form a part of the everyday lifestyle of India’saspirational Urban Elites.

Commenting on the launch of this project, Tata Housing spokesperson said: “The last decade has witnessed a substantial increase in demand for super-luxury residences which have expansive living spaces and extremely sophisticated design and specifications by the new class of wealthy consumers, popularly known as Urban Elites, who have formed an egalitarian social change. With Arabella, Tata Housing is giving a golden opportunity to their consumers to own their dream villas and experience the mesmerizing views of Aravalli Hills.

Tata Housing Spokesperson further added:  “This will be a one of a kind development at Sohna road offering a different proposition for the new age luxury seekers.”

As the project is inspired by Aravallis, every little detail has been given utmost importance. The project also accommodates a natural lake, a rock garden and a neighbourhood farm, which helps the residents make a direct connection with the natural surroundings.

The development is located immediately off the Sohna Haryana Highway and is well nestled between lush greens farmlands on 3 sides and a dense green buffer planned along the entire highway. The site has beautiful distant panoramic views of the Aravallis and the masterplan has been sensitively designed as an extension to the lush green surroundings of this unique geographical setting.

Contact: 180030048282

Source: Tata Housing Development Co Limited

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July 17, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Honours Telematicus for Offering Customised, Cost-effective Telematics Solutions

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–Telematicus’ application framework and components provide a closed loop system that allows for the connection of multiple devices to deliver results.

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the telematics platform market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Telematicus with the 2014 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. Telematicus offers price-competitive solutions that fit the business requirements of insurance companies, fleets and vehicle manufacturers. Its ability to tailor solutions to clients’ needs and continuously interact with them has boosted customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Telematicus’ application framework is built on the established CABIS platform handling multiple data feeds and scale for large volumes, as well as being mobile compliant, allowing the provision of driver risk assessment and management. Telematicus also offers second-by-second data granular GPS data collection, which benefits its fleet and insurance telematics clients.

Telematicus aims to offer access to smart technology solutions that are not restricted to devices or closed software environments. Its latest generation of products, the Global Green Drivers & Smart Green Drivers applications, are designed to help businesses and drivers understand the impact of their driving behaviour in the core areas of efficiency, safety/risk and the environment.

“In addition, the capability and functionality of its applications can be extended to ensure that the solution delivered is sustainable,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Manager Sathyanarayana Kabirdas. “Evolving functionality, open architecture and device-agnostic strategy has helped it acquire strategic customers in insurance, risk management and driver behaviour.”

“We are seeing the early stages of the expected growth of Telematics data.  As telematics becomes mainstream successful companies in the market will be those who can capture, store and analyse granular telematics data.  This opens up FNOL, crash reconstruction even new payment business models linked to the car.  Successful delivery of this vision requires cloud technology to scale, grow and be delivered at a price point that makes this economic.  As a result we are delighted to support Telematicus’s CABIS platform on Microsoft Azure making a compelling offering for our clients,” commented Bruce McKee, Financial Services Industry Lead at Microsoft

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated keen focus on enhancing the customer value, beyond mere good service, leading to improved customer retention and expansion.

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for outstanding achievement in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and product development.

About Telematicus

Telematicus is an innovative company that provides software solutions to a number of markets, including Construction, OEM’s, Insurers and Fleets, using the following brands: CABIS Business Solutions, Global Green Drivers and Smart Green Drivers. We are focused on delivering end to end solutions for clients and our technology is deployed in over 10 countries. We work with a number of key partners in delivering these solutions including Microsoft, Meta System for Telematics technology and Telefonica for Device connectivity

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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. 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? Contact us: Start the discussion.

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July 17, 2014 at 11:41 am

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Award Recipients at 2014 Excellence in Best Practices Award Gala

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— Industry leaders honored at Frost & Sullivan Awards Ceremony

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan honored the recipients of its 2014 Excellence in Best Practices Awards at a black tie gala held on Tuesday, July 15 in Boston, Mass., at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

The Excellence in Best Practices Awards are presented each year to companies that are predicted to encourage significant growth in their industries, have identified emerging trends before they became the standard in the marketplace, and have created advanced technologies that will catalyze and transform industries in the near future.

Awarded companies included:

Monitronics Security – 2013 North American Residential Security Services Customer Value Leadership Award

SafeNet, Inc. – 2013 Global Software Monetization Market Share Leadership Award

Telogis, Inc. – 2013 North American Light Commercial Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year Award

Verizon – 2013 North American Hosted IVR Market Share Leadership Award

Agilent Technologies – 2014 Global PXI Instrumentation Growth Excellence Leadership Award

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise – 2014 Global Unified Communications Deployment Strategies Product Differentiation Excellence Award

AT&T – 2014 North American Personal Emergency Response Systems Enabling Technology Leadership Award

Bendix – 2014 United States Overall Best Supplier of Advanced Safety Systems for Heavy-Duty Trucks Product Leadership Award

CafeX Communications – 2014 North American Mobile and Web Customer Engagement Solutions New Product Innovation Award

Codonics – 2014 North American Medication Management Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award

Corindus Vascular Robotics – 2014 North American Interventional Cardiology New Product Innovation Leadership Award

Dassault Systemes – 2014 Global Mobility Applications in Discrete Industries New Product Innovation Leadership Award

Dräger – 2014 Global Mechanical Ventilation Equipment Growth Excellence Leadership Award

Expert Global Solutions – 2014 North American Healthcare BPO Customer Value Leadership Award

HARMAN International – 2014 Global High-End Car Audio Product Leadership Award

HP – 2014 North American IT Professional Services Customer Value Enhancement Award

INOLEX – 2014 Global Personal Care New Product Innovation Leadership Award

Interactive Intelligence – 2014 North American Contact Center Systems Company of the Year Award

Intergraph – 2014 Global First Responder C3i Software Solutions Market Penetration Leadership Award

Internap – 2014 North American Cloud Services Competitive Strategy Innovation & Leadership Award

Lynxspring, Inc. – 2014 North American Building Automation Systems Customer Value Leadership Award

MobileHelp – 2014 North American Personal Emergency Response Systems Price Performance Value Leadership Award

Mobius Imaging, LLC – 2014 North American Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging New Product Innovation Leadership Award

NEC – 2014 Global Unified Communications Infrastructure Technology Innovation Leadership Award

OSNovative Systems, Inc. – 2014 North American Wound Care Dressings New Product Innovation Leadership Award

PeopleNet – 2014 North American Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year Award

ProfitBricks, Inc. – 2014 North American Cloud Computing New Product Innovation Leadership Award

Qlik – 2014 Global Big Data Analytics – Data Discovery and Visualization Market Leadership Award

RacoWireless – 2014 North American M2M Communications Product Leadership Award

Sensus Healthcare – 2014 North American Non-melanoma Skin Cancer Therapy New Product Innovation Leadership Award

TalkPoint – 2014 Global Webcasting Services Customer Value Enhancement Award

Teleperformance Colombia – 2014 Latin American Contact Center Outsourcing Green Excellence Award

Third Wave Power – 2014 North American Solar Portable Battery Charger New Product Innovation Leadership Award

USA Technologies – 2014 North American Financial Services and Retail M2M Communications Customer Value Leadership Award

Verisante Technology – 2014 North American In Vivo Cancer Detection Technology Innovation Leadership Award

Verizon Global Wholesale – 2014 United States Wholesale Metro Carrier Ethernet Services Market Leadership Award

Virtual Radiologic – 2014 North American Medical Imaging Analytics Visionary Innovation Award

WordLogic Corporation – 2014 North American Predictive Engine for Keyboard Intelligence Applications Enabling Technology Leadership Award

Xagenic Inc. – 2014 North American Point-of-Care Diagnostics New Product Innovation Leadership Award

Xora, A ClickSoftware Company – 2014 North American Mobile Workforce Management Customer Value Leadership Award

Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices.

For further information about the Awards gala, please contact a member of the Best Practices Team.

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July 17, 2014 at 11:32 am

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Landis+Gyr and RWE sign Smart Meter Deal for Poland

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— Smart meter delivery will bring benefits to end consumers in Poland’s capital city through further development of a smart grid environment

ZUG, Switzerland /PRNewswire/ — Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management solutions, will deliver smart meter products and software solutions to energy utility RWE in Poland for installation in residential buildings located in the city of Warsaw. Deliveries are due to start in September, with system installation scheduled for the end of 2014.

“We are proud to have been selected by RWE for this inaugural smart metering deployment in Poland,” said Andreas Umbach, Landis+Gyr’s President and CEO, “RWE’s vision of enhanced grid functionality is a great match with Landis+Gyr’s experience and capabilities.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Landis+Gyr will deliver its Gridstream™ end-to-end solution, including 50,000 smart meters and Gridstream™ AIM software to RWE in Poland. The system will have an interface to RWE’s existing IT infrastructure, and is designed to support its asset management needs, as well as its billing services. A four year service contract is also included in the contract terms.

RWE operates a number of companies in Poland, including RWE Polska and RWE Stoen Operator. RWE Polska, together with RWE East, is responsible for supporting the development of the Group in Poland. RWE Stoen Operator manages the Warsaw power network.

“Implementation of the smart grid concept in the area of our operation will essentially improve the level of energy efficiency of the system as a whole,” says Agnieszka Nosal, Board Member of RWE Stoen Operator and also responsible for AMI investments. “It will also allow for the development of distributed generation which is to play a major role in the future energy market.  Investment in AMI will bring many benefits to end-consumers, providing them with access to actual consumption data, as well as enabling the utility to rapidly identify any interference in the network. The introduction of flexible product sales tailored to the lifestyle needs of individual customers will also come in the future.”

“This is a significant milestone for Landis+Gyr,” says Andrzej Szymanski, Country Manager of Landis+Gyr Poland, “RWE is a trusted customer and we are delighted to contribute to the development of smart metering inPoland with this project in Warsaw.”

Between 2014 and 2019, RWE foresees that 25 percent of its investments will go into smart infrastructure, which totals 420 million Polish Zloty (approximately 100 million Euros). In the first stage of the project, which is due to be complete by the end of 2014, RWE will install 25,000 smart meters in residential buildings in Warsaw; full project completion is scheduled for December 2015. RWE will also invest in its network, overhead high voltage lines, as well as in medium voltage cable lines in urban areas.

There has been rapid smart metering development in Poland in recent years. The signing of a declaration inJune 2009 by the Polish National Energy Conservation Agency as well as the country’s three largest consumer organizations each called for the introduction of smart metering in Poland to increase energy efficiency for individual, institutional and industrial customers.

About Landis+Gyr
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management products tailored to energy company needs and unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid.  With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, Landis+Gyr, an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, operates in 30 countries across five continents, and employs 5,500 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at


Source: Landis+Gyr

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July 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

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Aptuit Names Dr. Paul Overton Executive VP, Business Development & Marketing; Enhances Sterile Drug Product Capabilities

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GREENWICH, Conn. /PRNewswire/ — Aptuit LLC has appointed Paul D. Overton, Ph.D., as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Marketing, making him responsible for all of Aptuit’s sales and marketing activities.

Jonathan Goldman, M.D., Aptuit’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Paul’s expertise in business development, marketing and corporate leadership, as well as his hands-on work as a scientist, give him a unique skill set that will greatly benefit our clients and help in advancing Aptuit’s position as a market leader. Our team of global sales professionals has a strong understanding of market needs, and their approach to customer partnerships and problem solving will be enhanced under Paul’s leadership.”

Paul Overton successfully led the Global Sales, Marketing and Programme Management team at Huntingdon Life Sciences and grew the business significantly year on year despite the challenges in the non-clinical CRO market. He was instrumental in developing late stage discovery and translational sciences partnerships for the company. During his tenure he realigned Marketing into the Sales function and rolled out a market-leading Content Marketing Program utilizing social media. Before his association with Huntingdon, Dr. Overton held key leadership positions at Covance Laboratories, LCG Biosciences, Origin Pharmaceutical Services and Cambridge Life Sciences.

Dr. Overton, who will be based in the United Kingdom, will report directly to Dr. Goldman and will be a member of Aptuit’s Executive Committee. In accepting his new role at Aptuit, Dr. Overton stated, “I believe Aptuit has a truly unique value proposition to the pharmaceutical industry. We have the ability to deliver integrated development solutions from early discovery to patient in a timely, efficient and scientifically robust manner. I am really pleased to be part the Aptuit team and look forward to the exciting growth that is ahead for us.”

Glasgow Site Upgrades Cytotoxic Drug Product Manufacturing
Dr. Goldman also announced that a one million dollar investment in Aptuit’s Glasgow, Scotland facility financed an upgrade in the site’s sterile cytotoxic liquid and lyophilized drug product manufacturing capabilities. This upgrade, which will address the industry’s current need for capacity in cytotoxic GMP clinical supply, will be operational by January 2015. The installation of an Autofiller with Restricted Access Barrier Technology (RABs) will enable larger batch sizes for liquid and lyophilized drug products, increasing capacities from 2,000 units to more than 9,000 units. Additionally, the new equipment will achieve greater sterility assurance and operator protection.

David Stevens, Senior Director and Site Head at Aptuit Glasgow, noted that cytotoxics account for a real opportunity for Aptuit. He said, “It is expected that biopharmas will be increasing their cytotoxic injectable outsourcing over the next few years, driven by the robust demand for oncology and other high potency drugs such as Antibody Drug Conjugates (ADCs) and IV fluids requiring a quick onset of action. Our substantial experience with ADCs adds to the distinct advantage that clients have in working with us in this key area.”

Dr. Goldman concluded, “Through the high caliber of our commercial and scientific leadership, Aptuit is in prime position to deliver the drug discovery and development support that pharmaceutical companies of every size and emerging biotechs need.”

For more information, please send an email to or contact Maria Garvey, Delfino Marketing at 914-747-1400 or

Aptuit LLC provides the most complete set of integrated early to mid-phase drug development services in the pharmaceutical industry including Drug Design & Discovery, Preclinical Biosciences, API Development and Manufacture, Solid State Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Aptuit INDiGO® (a fixed-cost program that accelerates drug development). Fully integrated drug discovery & development services are available from a single site at The Aptuit Center for Drug Discovery & Development in Verona, Italy. The company maintains five global facilities with approximately 700 employees in Europe and the United States. Aptuit LLC is partnered with Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, one of the world’s leading private equity investors.

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Source: Aptuit LLC

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July 17, 2014 at 10:39 am

Posted in Healthcare