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Club Monaco Launches Menswear Globally Online with MR PORTER.COM

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NEW YORK  /PRNewswire/ — Club Monaco, the international lifestyle brand that offers men and women affordably luxury, is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with MR PORTER.COM, the award-winning global retail destination for men’s style, set to launch today, September 9. This exciting pairing introduces Club Monaco to a wider international online audience, making its signature heritage mens’ collections accessible now through MR PORTER’s vast network and infrastructure, including express worldwide shipping to over 170 countries.

As Club Monaco continues to expand with the opening of four key men’s-only shops in the world: Hong Kong,Seoul, London and New York City and evolves its elevated, point of view, the MR PORTER customer will now have access to a variety of the brand’s best-selling pieces. Items such as classic button down shirts, suede basketball jackets, blazers, suiting, leather bombers, cashmere sweaters, printed chinos, Indigo tees, and varsity jackets round out an always-tailored assortment that fuses fashion with street – a viewpoint that has become synonymous with the Club Monaco brand.

“Club Monaco’s presence on MR PORTER is a natural fit for us and continues our modernized, updated vision of menswear,” said John Mehas, chief executive officer at Club Monaco. “Without a doubt, MR PORTER is the premier online destination for men who crave clothing and accessories that are executed with quality and authenticity. Club Monaco is a leader in offering men well-crafted, affordable luxury and we couldn’t be prouder to debut our collections to MR PORTER’S international audience.”

“We are pleased to be launching Club Monaco onto MR PORTER for fall,” says MR PORTER Buying Director Toby Bateman. “I’ve long admired the brand’s focused design philosophy and I’m sure that it will resonate well with our global customer base. It’s also great synergy that we are their exclusive online partner as they open their firstLondon store.’

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About Club Monaco

Founded in Toronto in 1985, Club Monaco is an international lifestyle brand that offers enduring style with a modern sensibility. Headquartered in New York City in the heart of west Chelsea’s gallery district, Club Monaco appeals to the creative consumer — a group of cultural influencers who mix fashion must-haves with timeless classics. Our brand represents a distinctly urban-casual point of view, best defined as a sophisticated play of opposites: mixing vintage with new, hard with soft and eclectic with minimal.

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MR PORTER is the award-winning global retail destination for men’s style, combining the best international menswear with editorial content. The site sells over 200 leading international brands, with content and new products added weekly. MR PORTER offers express worldwide shipping to 170 countries (including same day delivery to London and New York), and a free collection service for returns and exchanges. Designers available include Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Raf Simons, Lanvin, Loro Piana, Maison Kitsune, Boglioli, A.P.C, Beams Plus, Church’s, and Common Projects.

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September 10, 2014 at 4:15 pm

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Jaguar Takes Over London to Launch the New XE to the World

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ —

  • Jaguar lights up London to mark the unveiling of the new Jaguar XE
  • Emeli Sande premiered her crowd sourced Jaguar FEEL XE track ‘Feels Like’,
    performing live from the middle of the Thames – streamed live here
  • London skyline illuminated red along with projection mapping visual spectacle
    on London’s County Hall
  • Star-studded audience including Stella McCartney, David Gandy, Damian Lewis,
    Jose Mourinho, Laura Whitmore and Ruben Cortada
  • Jaguar XE dramatically delivered to Earls Court by helicopter and high-speed
    landing craft down the Thames, then escorted by 1960’s Mark II Jaguar Police cars
  • Indicative pricing for the Jaguar XE range from GBP27,000

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Tonight, Jaguar special events across London at iconic locations to mark the world premiere of the new Jaguar XE, the brand’s new sports saloon. With live performances and exhilarating stunts on the River Thames and at Earls Court, Jaguar celebrated British creativity and innovation as part of the dramatic unveiling of the Jaguar XE.

Jaguar has been working with multi-platinum, British singer songwriter Emeli Sande to create a FEEL XE track which has been inspired by the public through social media. Fans were asked “What makes you feel Exhilarated?” using #FEELXE.

Emeli premiered the new track, ‘Feels Like’, live on the Thames as part of an exclusive 45-minute set on a floating stage positioned in the middle of the river with the London Eye and County Hall as a backdrop.

A crowd of 300 fans watched from a nearby boat and assembled crowds were treated to a projection-mapping spectacle on County Hall that included the public’s social media insights that inspired the song. To create a truly stunning setting, landmarks including The London Eye, County Hall and Shell Building were turned red, while a series of red flares were launched along the river to turn the skyline red during the performance.

Emeli Sande said, “This unique collaboration with Jaguar has been a great experience. Being able to interact and engage with my fans to create this song is something that I am immensely proud of. It’s even more special to have had the opportunity to perform it live for the first time in such a breathtaking setting as part of the Jaguar XE celebrations.”

Jaguar began its celebrations earlier in the night with a star-studded event at Earls Court, the home of 14 Jaguar debuts since 1935. An audience of over 3,000 VIP guests were in attendance, including Stella McCartney, David Gandy, Jose Mourinho, Brian Johnson, Sam Riley, Gary Lineker, Ruben Cortada, Example and Sienna Guillory.

The show was narrated by actor John Hannah and included performances by Emeli Sande, The Kaiser Chiefs,Eliza Doolittle, the Royal Ballet, members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Max Milner from The Voice. Each performance brought to life significant moments in the history of Jaguar, from the launch of the SS100 in 1935 to the global success of the current Jaguar line-up. The show culminated in a spectacular reveal of the Jaguar XE, showing its dramatic journey from the new XE state-of-the-art Manufacturing facility in Solihull, UK to Earls Court.

The journey began with 1,000 employees at Solihull forming an ‘XE’ shape as the Red Arrows flew past in formation as the car was air-lifted by helicopter to start its journey to London. The helicopter carried the car along the Thames to Tower Bridge before being placed on a high-speed landing craft to continue its journey to Chelsea Harbour. The final leg from Battersea Bridge saw the XE escorted by two 1960’s Mark II Jaguar Police Cars into the Earls Court Arena. Six manufacturing Robots formed a Guard of Honour to reveal the car to the seated audience watching live and the thousands watching online around the world.

Phil Popham, Group Marketing Director of Jaguar Land Rover, said, “The Jaguar XE is a really exciting car. It will be a true driver’s car that looks great and the GBP27,000 entry price makes it a very attainable Jaguar. Such a significant car for Jaguar deserved a suitably fitting world premiere here in Britain where the car is designed, engineered and manufactured.”

Renowned British designer Stella McCartney will be revealing her Parisian FEEL XE experience later this month, with Idris Elba’s FEEL XE project to follow.

The new, rear-drive Jaguar XE features advanced lightweight construction, exciting design, luxurious interior and outstanding ride and handling. Indicative pricing for the XE range is from GBP27,000 with low cost of ownership due to highly competitive fuel economy, emissions, insurance ratings, service intervals and residual values. The XE goes on sale in 2015, with the high-performance S model at the top of the range. Full details of the range announced at Paris Motor Show on 02 October 2014.

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September 10, 2014 at 4:10 pm

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Acision Launches “Mobile Gameplan” – an Interactive Guide for Enterprises Wanting to Create a Winning Mobile Engagement Strategy

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-Secure Mobile Engagement Leader Shows How to Supercharge Customer Care and Forge New Connections with Simple Walkthrough Reference Framework

SUPER MOBILITY WEEK, LAS VEGAS /PRNewswire/ — Acision, a global leader in secure, mobile engagement services and an industry innovator in WebRTC technology, today announces the first edition launch of its Mobile Gameplan – an interactive guide to showcase how businesses can create a winning mobile strategy.  Acision’s Mobile Gameplan has been optimised to fit mobile devices, so users can open it on their mobile, bookmark it, and read it while on the go.

Launched in conjunction with the opening of Super Mobility Week, which is powered by the CTIA, Acision’s Mobile Gameplan acts as an easy to use reference framework to help businesses of all sizes get the best out of mobile. From discovering and defining what digital mobile engagement means to your business, through to understanding the tools needed to develop and deliver next-generation, rich communications across video, voice, content sharing and chat – Acision’s Gameplan demonstrates how to embrace mobile in new and compelling ways.

“With ever-more powerful mobile devices, and new pioneering digital services available at the touch of a screen, exploiting the value of mobile and the readiness it brings to engage has never been more important,” said Russ Grahame, President and General Manager for Acision, North America.  “If your target audience is living in the mobile channel, what is the best way to connect to them?   How can you harness the power of mobility to increase profitability? What is the experience you will deliver to increase loyalty and ultimately drive revenues?  All this, and much more, is answered in our interactive guide, created to give businesses a greater advantage in two-way mobile interaction.”

Accessed via its API platform forge by Acision, the Acision Mobile Gameplan has been created to help inspire enterprises to integrate a seamless mobile experience into their business strategy while immersing customers and key stakeholders into their brand. Offering access to videos, online content and more, find out:

  • What it means to get fully engaged with mobile
  • What to develop to innovate and accelerate your mobile strategy
  • How to supercharge your ROI through enhanced customer care and forging new connections
  • How Acision can help – Acision Enterprise and forge by Acision

Acision at Super Mobility Week

During CTIA’s Super Mobility Week, September 9-11th, Acision will be present throughout the show – booth 7329 in the MobileCON Enterprise Apps Zone – to discuss and demonstrate live, how we are powering transformative technology to enable next-level communication experiences.  Both its forge by Acision and fuseMe by Acision will be available to view and demo.

In addition, following its recognition as “Best in Show” by TMC at their WebRTC Conference & Expo this June, Acision will be presenting its award-winning SDK demo live, entitled: “Supercharging your customer care experience – what’s next in rich communications”.  At 1:30pm on Thursday 11th September, witness how any customer-facing business with a web or mobile presence can revolutionize their customer care experience making it quicker, sleeker, simpler, more engaging, and more personal. This live set will take place on the M2M, IoT, Logistics, and Vertical Solutions stage in the MobileCON Enterprise Apps Zone.

Recently awarded as a Top 50 Mobile Innovator by Mobile Entertainment, visit the Acision booth 7329 in the MobileCON Enterprise Apps Zone during the event to find out more.

For more information on forge by Acision, visit

About Acision

Acision connects the world by powering relevant, seamless mobile engagement services that interoperate across all IP platforms and enrich the user experience creating value and new monetisable communication opportunities for carriers, enterprises and consumers across the world.

For more information, visit Acision at or forge at

Source: Acision

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September 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm

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The 8th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference at the Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore, 29-30 October 2014

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SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — On October 29-30 2014, Henley & Partners will host the 8th Global Residence and Citizenship Conference at the Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore.

The most important annual event in the global investor immigration field, the conference covers the key developments in the areas of residence and citizenship planning and provides first-hand information from the world’s most respected professionals in the field, top-tier international service providers, and governments.

Attendees will network with industry professionals, clients and their advisors in the elegant setting at one ofSingapore’s most iconic hotels, and will receive a complimentary copy of the latest 4th edition of the Global Residence and Citizenship Handbook, the world’s leading publication on this subject.

Key speakers include:

The Hon. Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of Malta

The Hon. Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis

The Hon. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

H.E. Afonso Henriques de Azeredo Malheiro, Ambassador of Portugal

H.E. Thomas Kupfer, Ambassador of Switzerland

Renato T. de Guzman, CEO, Bank of Singapore

Tim Dillon, Commissioner for South East Asia, Victorian State Government of Australia

Program Focus

  • The New Malta Individual Investor Program: Setting the New Global Standard
  • Belgium, UK, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Australia
  • Luxury Property and Citizenship: Antigua, Nevis, St. Kitts and Cyprus
  • International Exchange of Tax Information, FATCA and the Global Citizen
  • Global Launch of a New Industry Benchmark Tool by Henley & Partners
  • Wealth Planning for the Chinese Global Citizen

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About Henley & Partners

Henley & Partners is the global leader in residence and citizenship planning. Each year, hundreds of wealthy individuals, families and their advisors rely on their expertise and experience in this area.

The concept of residence and citizenship planning was created by Henley & Partners in the 1990s. As globalization has expanded, residence and citizenship have become topics of significant interest among the increasing number of internationally mobile entrepreneurs and investors who work with Henley & Partners.

The firm also runs a leading government advisory practice, and has been involved in strategic consulting and the design, set-up and operation of several of the world’s most successful residence and citizenship programs, which have attracted more than US$ 3.5 billion in foreign direct investment to date.

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Amanda Philp
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Source: Henley & Partners

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September 10, 2014 at 3:45 pm

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License, Distribution and Supply Agreement to Market Cholecalciferol in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

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PISA, Italy and HONG KONG  /PRNewswire/ — Abiogen Pharma S.p.A. and Lee’s Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited jointly announced the agreement for License, Distribution and Supply for marketing ofThorens® Cholecalciferol (or vitamin D3) throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Under the terms of this agreement, Abiogen granted Lee’s an exclusive license and right for registering, importing, marketing, distributing and selling the Cholecalciferol finished products (oral drops, oral solution and solution for injection), for the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.

Dr. Massimo Di Martino, President & CEO of Abiogen said: “I am very pleased to extend our strategic collaboration to valorize Lee’s capacities in Hong Kong, mainland China and other countries. Deficiency of vitamin D is a Global Silent Epidemic. We have the means to address this threat and we should start in the most populated countries of the world.”

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Abiogen in this important area of bone metabolism,” said Dr.Benjamin Li, CEO of Lee’s. “Vitamin D deficiency is a growing problem, especially in patients on dialysis. The availability of Cholecalciferol will certainly strengthen Lee’s’ presence in the dialysis area where the Group’s leading product has been helping the improvement of quality of life of dialysis patient.”

About Abiogen Pharma

Abiogen Pharma is a specialist pharmaceutical company focused on bone metabolism and some rare diseases. The Company was founded in 1997 in Pisa, Italy.  Since the first registration in Italy in 2005, Abiogen Pharma is recognized as a reference in vitamin D market with Dibase® (Italy) and Thorens® (international). Both are leading prescription medicines that naturally restore vitamin D levels, thanks to the physiological mode of action of cholecalciferol. According to IMS HEALTH, since 2012 Abiogen Pharma is the world leader in Cholecalciferol sales in terms of value.

About Lee’s Pharmaceutical  

Lee’s Pharmaceutical Holdings Limited is a research-based Hong Kong biopharmaceutical company with 20 years operation in China’s pharmaceutical industry.

About Cholecalciferol

Cholecalciferol is a natural compound synthesized by the skin under strong summer sun and utilized by the human body on a need basis. It is now regarded as an essential molecule with hormone-like activities coordinating various physiological functions, in addition to its classical activity in bone mineralization process. Its deficiency may cause serious life-threatening conditions, if left untreated. The most efficient way to replenish the reservoirs and maintain normal vitamin D values in man is to supplement Vitamin D exogenously.

Source: Abiogen Pharma

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September 10, 2014 at 3:02 pm

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IBS Customers Migrate to QlikView Business Discovery Platform as IBS/Qlik Partnership Flourishes

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— New Insights, Rapid Time-to-Value Complement Supply Chain Qualities of IBS Distribution Software

SOLNA, Sweden /PRNewswire/ — International Business Systems (IBS), a global leading integrated ERP and supply chain provider, today announced the migration of five customers to IBS Analytics Powered by QlikView, the result of the company’s partnership with Qlik, a leader in data discovery. These companies can now benefit from a whole new level of insights into their operations, suppliers and customers.

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“IBS Analytics Powered by QlikView turns raw data into intelligence about customer sales trends and margins, suppliers and partners that drive improved decision-making,” said Tim Conroy, General Manager of the Americas, IBS. “Our commitment to leveraging best-of-breed technologies is a testament to our desire to help clients maximize the productivity of their supply chains.”

IBS is the trusted industry leader of ERP and WMS distribution software preferred for consistently improving operational efficiencies and business performance for mid-market companies challenged by the complexities of managing distribution.

IBS customers who have already made the decision to invest in IBS Analytics Powered by QlikView include: Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd, Marshall Cavendish Education Pte Ltd, Makita (Australia) Pty Ltd, Metro Medical Supply, Inc., and Totes Isotoner (UK) Ltd.

“We deployed IBS Analytics Powered by QlikView to our field sales team within weeks of installing the software,” said Tom Bennett, IT Manager at Makita Australia. “The results are unprecedented insights into our customers and comparative data that support a more meaningful sales engagement process, leading to increased order volume and range.”

The QlikView Business Discovery platform from Qlik has been integrated into the IBS Business Suite of products to create IBS Analytics Powered by QlikView, serving customers in key verticals like pharmaceuticals, food & beverage, automotive aftermarkets, 3PL, publishing and wholesale distribution.  It enables businesses to freely explore and find connections, patterns and outliers in data without having to model those relationships in advance.

“Driving revenue, productivity and strategic thinking are just some of the benefits of IBS Analytics Powered by QlikView,” said Christof Majer, Vice President of Global Partner Sales and Partner Network at Qlik. “Our partnership with IBS is flourishing as a result of the favorable ways that IBS’ clients are improving supply chain visibility and customer care.”

About IBS
International Business Systems (IBS) is a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain distribution software solution provider.  For more than 35 years, we have helped customers such as Geiger, ICS, Gold Eagle, Fidelitone, Totes Isotoner, WorldPac, and many more streamline, automate and accelerate their distribution network processes, and drive profitability and efficiency.

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Source: International Business Systems

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September 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Commends eClinicalWorks CCMR®, a Comprehensive Analytical Platform for Population Health Management

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— eClinicalWorks Receives the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the population health management industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes eClinicalWorks with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. eClinicalWorks has reinforced its prominence in the ambulatory healthcare IT solutions market by developing the Care Coordination Medical Record® (CCMR®), a Web-based, dynamic and highly cross-functional platform for population health management and coordinated care.

CCMR® is a combination of technology platforms that extensively mine clinical information available to physicians and generate intelligent and actionable insights for care coordination and planning. It securely bridges pockets of patient information available through ambulatory electronic health records (EHRs), hospital information systems (HIS), and payer systems to generate an accurate picture of patient engagement across the continuum of care. Accountable care organizations (ACOs) and physicians use these insights to assess risk and develop accurate care models, resulting in the improvement of clinical outcomes and the reduction of healthcare costs.

CCMR® is a one-of-a-kind population health management tool that offers intelligent closed-loop analytics for multi-dimensional insights into patient behavior and community health dynamics. This is made possible through the bundling of important functions, including the integration of information systems, management of the physician referral network, and evaluation of diverse data streams to build precise care models.

“CCMR® boasts other distinct advantages such as a remarkable flexibility and ability to be customized to clients’ needs,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Bhargav Rajan. “However, one of the truly distinguishing features of the CCMR® platform is that it is EHR system-agnostic. This feature is particularly attractive in markets as fragmented as the U.S. HIS market.”

The potential of the CCMR® platform received early validation with eClinicalWorks’ ground-breaking partnership with New York City’s Primary Care Information Project (PCIP) in 2007. The project was an initiative by the New York City administration to develop a system that would monitor and rapidly respond to unanticipated events. The system would then progressively identify and record changing morbidity and lifestyle patterns so health officials could determine disease burden, monitor outbreak of epidemics by geographical locations, and formulate care plans based on lifestyle diseases.

Since its implementation in 2008 and serving more than 3 million New Yorkers, the Hub, as the New York Cityanalytics system is called, has led to better healthcare servicing of tens of thousands of patients through diabetes monitoring, cardiovascular management, and control of tobacco consumption. New York City estimates that the analytics platform has facilitated an impressive 290 percent increase in preventive screenings. Furthermore, the city has initiated a number of community-oriented healthcare programs with the analytical support offered by the Hub.

Some of the exceptional features of the CCMR® system include its ability to parse through vast amounts of data; intelligent and context-based analysis of health information; assessment and stratification of patients based on the level of risk; and proactive engagement of patients.

“The CCMR® system has been widely recognized for its intuitive and easy-to-use interface, superior data visualization features, and provision of meaningful and actionable analysis,” noted Rajan. “Together, these features aid better resource management, minimize hospital visits, and reduce costs to providers as well as patients.”

The scale of success of the CCMR® platform is already apparent from its wide-scale adoption in a short span of time, including with more than 50 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-recognized ACOs. Due to its effectiveness in informed decision-making, risk management, healthcare quality improvement, patient engagement and healthcare cost reduction, the CCMR® has already been deployed in numerous healthcare organizations in the United States in less than two years since its launch.

Use of eClinicalWorks CCMR is already showing significant results on cost and quality, with some customers seeing a reduction in emergency room visits by 50%, hospital readmissions going down by 22%, short-term complications due to diabetes being lowered by 37%, and hospitalizations due to congestive heart failure decreasing by 22%.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to a company that has developed a pioneering technology that not only enhances current products, but also enables the development of newer products and applications. The award recognizes the high market acceptance potential of the recipient’s technology.

Frost & Sullivan 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 to identify best practices in the industry.

About eClinicalWorks
eClinicalWorks® is a privately-held leader in ambulatory healthcare IT solutions. With clients across all 50 states using its solutions, customers include ACOs, physician practices, out-patient departments of hospitals, health centers, departments of health and convenient care clinics. Ten eClinicalWorks customers have received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Awards during the past six years, honoring excellence in electronic health record implementation. The company is second largest in the country for e-prescribing. Based in Westborough, Mass., eClinicalWorks has additional offices in New York City, Chicago, California and Georgia. For more information, please visit, Facebook, Twitter or call 866-888-6929.

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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September 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes DSM Biomedical’s Outstanding Growth as a ‘Total Solutions’ Provider in the Medical Device Coatings Market

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— DSM Biomedical addresses future market needs through best-in-class technical performance, customer intimacy, and coating service plant support

MOUNTAIN VIEW /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the medical device coatings market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes DSM Biomedical with the 2014 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership. DSM Biomedical is a total solutions provider that works with customers from start to finish in the medical device development process. The company has stood out for its innovation-centric growth policies, close relationships with value chain participants, and stellar customer experience.

DSM Biomedical has successfully diversified and sustained growth by not only competing as a coating formulator, but also positioning itself as a coating applicator. A part of this process is that it collaborates with customers to set up coating application equipment at their facilities. Through its strong brand recognition and customizable product offering, DSM Biomedical outperforms competitors in the total customer experience.

DSM Biomedical’s new coating service plant addresses customers’ coating concerns and enables them to focus on their core competencies. This value addition gives it an advantage over other companies when dealing with device-makers that make their own coatings. It also allows them to scale the production process in order to succeed in a low-cost manufacturing setting.

Its adjacent industrial coating business has provided it with expertise in coating development and application, which helped boost growth in diverse applications. For example, its VitroStealth® antifouling hydrophilic coating is used on medical devices as well as on glucose monitoring biosensors.

In a space marked by intense competition, DSM Biomedical’s top-line growth has consistently been positioned above the industry average of 7 percent to 10 percent. Although other companies have maintained a similar pace of growth, DSM Biomedical has achieved this success within a short span of seven years.

“The company’s strong growth can be attributed to its strength in hydrophilic and antimicrobial coatings, multifunctional coating portfolio and experience in working with device-makers in developing coating application methods,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Reuben Sequeira. “Additionally, its brand awareness and skill in industrial coatings and other bio-based products and services have added thrust to its growth.”

The company stays abreast of new market trends and unmet needs through market surveillance evaluations after product launches, regular detailed questionnaires, and direct interactions with the FDA, surgeons, and patients. Furthermore, its proficiency in bio-based materials allows it to efficiently evaluate medical device-makers’ coating needs.

DSM Biomedical also grows inorganically, as is evident from its acquisition of Kensey Nash, a company that develops regenerative medicine utilizing proprietary collagen and synthetic polymer technology.

“Frost & Sullivan expects DSM Biomedical to sustain its growth by strengthening capabilities through key mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and collaborations,” noted Sequeira. “The company’s global reach and a history of Master Files to speed products to market are helping it become the materials collaborator of choice.”

“We are honored to be awarded the Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence Leadership,” said Dr. Hinke Malda, Global Director Medical Coatings at DSM Biomedical. “DSM is committed to continued excellence and innovation in the medical device coatings market.”

Its cross-functional knowhow and strategy of value-added partnerships and acquisitions have ensured DSM Biomedical’s highly competitive participation in the medical device coatings market.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates excellence in growth and customer value. It recognizes the superiority of the product/service as well as the overall customer, purchase, ownership and service experience offered, which has resulted in the recipient company seeing above-market growth and increased share of wallet. The award lauds the growth, diversification and sustainability strategies of the company.

Frost & Sullivan 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 to identify best practices in the industry.

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM’s 24,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around 10 billion euros. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at

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?

Contact Us:     Start the discussion
Join Us:           Join our community
Subscribe:       Newsletter on “the next big thing”
Register:         Gain access to visionary innovation


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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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September 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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Tata Technologies Promotes Warren Harris To CEO

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MUMBAI, India, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Tata Technologies today announced that Warren Harris will be promoted to CEO and Managing Director effective Sept. 9, 2014.

Harris, formerly the company’s President and COO, has had a 26-year tenure with the company. Harris’ responsibilities have ranged from engineer to technical management in multiple geographies around the world. As President and COO, a position he held since 2005, Harris was responsible for the company’s day-to-day operations globally, including accelerating revenue growth and delivering value to customers.

Harris succeeds the retiring Patrick McGoldrick, who spent over 20 years leading the global engineering services and product development company. McGoldrick is retiring at age 65 per Tata group policy, but will continue providing counsel to the Board of Directors in retirement.

Tata Technologies, established in 1994, applies leading technology to help the manufacturing industry create better products. The company has enjoyed a steady global expansion through the strategic acquisitions and integrations of INCAT, iKnowledge Solutions (iKS) and Cambric, as well as by establishing a joint venture with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to better serve aerospace clients.

Tata Technologies Board of Directors Chairman S Ramadorai said, “Warren’s appointment ensures continuity of leadership as the Company accelerates growth as a strategic, full-service product development partner for clients in the automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery markets.”

“On behalf of the board, I want to thank Pat for his many years of leadership,” Ramadorai said. “The aspiration for Tata Technologies is to create an unbeatable niche for itself amongst world-class competition. I take this occasion to wish Warren the very best in his new role as CEO.”

“Warren is an effective leader who will take Tata Technologies forward in its next stage of growth,” said McGoldrick. “Warren is passionately committed to our vision, unique position in the market, our customers and our people. I look forward to supporting the company in the very exciting years ahead.”

“Tata Technologies is a global company well positioned to capitalize on the continued growth in the engineering services industry,” Harris said. “I’m excited to build on that solid foundation and help scale our business to $1 billionin revenue through intelligently differentiated services for our manufacturing clients around the globe.”

About Tata Technologies

Tata Technologies is a leading provider of engineering and product development IT services for the global manufacturing industry.

The company applies cutting-edge technology and engineering know-how to create competitive advantages for customers in the manufacturing sector. Tata Technologies is a strategic partner for developing complete vehicles, engineering subsystems and components, managing the NPI process and collaborative engineering engagements, and tying together information created and used throughout the extended manufacturing enterprise. Corporate headquarters are in Singapore, with regional headquarters offices in the United States (Novi, Michigan), India(Pune) and the UK (Coventry). Founded in 1989, the company earned revenue of $400 million in FY2014 with a combined global work force of more than 7,200 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, please visit:

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Source: Tata Technologies

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September 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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Dr. Gregory Myers Joins The Cloudburst Group As Director, Private Sector Engagement, Land Tenure

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WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Cloudburst Group, a leading consulting firm serving public and private sector clients in natural resource management, housing and community development, and public health, announced today that Dr. Gregory Myers has joined the company as Director of Private Sector Engagement. Dr. Myers will oversee Cloudburst’s growing practice area supporting private sector clients in improving their policies and practices for managing land tenure and property rights issues related to their investments.

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Prior to joining Cloudburst, Dr. Myers spent 13 years leading the United States Agency for International Development’s work on land tenure and property rights. As the Director of USAID’s Office of Land Tenure and Resource Management, Dr. Myers managed a $700 million global program focused on improving land and resource governance in developing countries.

During his time at USAID, Dr. Myers served as the United States Government’s senior technical adviser on land governance issues. In this capacity, he played a key role in the development of the United Nations Committee for World Food Security’s two landmark agreements in this sector: the Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests (VGGT) and the forthcoming Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (RAI). Dr. Myers served as the Chair of the negotiations for the former and the lead negotiator for the United States Government for the latter. Dr. Myers was a leading force in developing a global group for the donor community focused on land governance.  With over 20 donor members and nearly 3 billion dollars invested, this group has become the preeminent body focused on supporting implementation of the VGGT, and is positioned to also support the forthcoming RAI. Since 2012 Dr. Myers has worked closely with the White House, providing technical support for G7/G8 agreements.

“Dr. Gregory Myers is widely recognized as a global thought leader on land tenure, property rights and responsible agricultural investment,” said Cloudburst President, J. Patrick Moynahan. “Dr. Myers’ energetic thought leadership and deep expertise – both in the field and in high-level international fora – will be a tremendously valuable asset for The Cloudburst Group. We are delighted to welcome him to our team.”

Dr. Myers has worked on land governance issues in over 25 countries for more than 25 years. He speaks and writes frequently on the subject of property rights and investment. To keep up with Dr. Myers’ work and publications, follow him on Twitter at @Gregorywmyers.

About The Cloudburst Group

Since 2005, The Cloudburst Group has worked to improve the effectiveness of programs that assist underserved socially and economically disadvantaged persons in the United States and around the world. With expertise in research and evaluation, data and knowledge management, policy analysis, technical assistance, training, and communications, Cloudburst provides services to government and industry clients across practice areas including natural resource management; public health; housing and community and economic development.  For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter at @CloudburstGroup.

Contact: Jeremy Green, Program Analyst, +1-240-582-3611,

Source: The Cloudburst Group

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September 10, 2014 at 2:20 pm

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