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2014 IFICS First Round Speakers Announced

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SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — Organized by UBM and Cyberport, 2014 Internet Finance Innovation CEO Summit (IFICS)—Global Bitcoin Summit (Hong Kong) will take place on 28-29 November, in Hong Kong. Topics to be discussed at the summit include Internet Finance Innovation, Digital Asset Management, Digital Currency Security, Offshore Financial Services, Digital Currency Payment, Crowd Funding and P2P, Mobile Payment and Big Data for Financial Services. Early-bird discount is now offering to participants who register before October 17th. Register Now!

Confirmed Speakers:

Confirmed speakers of IFICS: Roger Ver , Star Xu, Leon Li, Eric Gu, Changjia, Feng Han
Confirmed speakers of IFICS: Roger Ver , Star Xu, Leon Li, Eric Gu, Changjia, Feng Han

Roger Ver, CEO of MemoryDealers.com; a.k.a “Bitcoin Jesus”

Roger Ver has served as the full time CEO of MemoryDealers.com, directly employing about 30 people, and serving happy customers around the world. Over the last decade, under Roger’s leadership, Memory Dealers has grown to become a world leader in the used Cisco memory and networking equipment industry. In early 2011 Roger discovered Bitcoin. Memory Dealers became the first mainstream business to accept bitcoins as payment, and Roger became the earliest, and one of the most prolific Bitcoin related startup investors, earning the name “Bitcoin Jesus” in the process. Roger has funded the seed rounds for such Bitcoin startups as: http://bitcoin.com/,https://blockchain.com/,  https://bitcoinfoundation.org/, https://blockchain.info/, https://ripple.com/,https://www.kraken.com/, https://coinapult.com/, https://bitpay.com/, https://www.hivewallet.com/ and several more.

Star Xu, Founder and CEO of OKcoin

Star Xu is the founder and active CEO of the virtual currency exchange – OKCoin, which had raised the series A round tranche of $10 million by the end of 2013. Institutional investors includes Ceyuan Ventures, Mandra Capital, VenturesLab and other venture capital fund, along with other angel investors and consultants: Cai Wensheng, the famous angel investor; Huang Jin, founder of xiu.com; Jiang Tao, founder of CSDN; Yang Ning, president of China Young Angel Investor Leader Association; Wang Lijie, founder of Pre-Angel; Lin Jun, founder of leiphone.com, etc. This is one of the most largest financing cases in the bitcoin field over the globe. At present OKCoin has recruited many top overseas talents from technology, finance, operation and other fields and prepared to expand overseas market.

Leon Li, Founder of CEO of Huobi

Leon Li is the founder of CEO of Huobi. He graduated from China’s prestigious Tsinghua University with a master’s degree in automation engineering before starting his career at Oracle. He then went on to become an entrepreneur, starting internet companies related to social networking and vertical search, including Renrenzhe,China’s second largest independent lifestyle search site. In 2013, Li founded Huobi, one of the world’s leading bitcoin trading platforms.

Eric Gu, Co-Founder of viewbtc.com

Eric Gu is the co-founder of viewbtc.com, Crypto currency Entrepreneur, currently involved in a number of Bitcoin startups. Eric spent 12 years in Canada, US, and 4 years in China, Eric is a seasoned IT professional. Starting as a programmer, to a system analyst, to a project manager, and then an expert big data researcher and promoter, along the journey, he acquired abilities to better manage multi-disciplinary projects and to navigate through tough challenges.

Changjia, a Sci-Fi writer; Founder of 8btc.com

Published books of Changjia: Sci-fi novel collection The Chinese Prince in the Rye, Former Rose, Bitcoin, An Illusion but Real World of Finance.

Feng Han(Sunny), Candidate of Tsinghua University PH.D; Bitcoin Foundation life-time member

Feng Han is Program manager of Tsinghua”The enrollment of gifted students on Internet (by big data). He is also pre-director of E-learning Lab and American Oracle Education Foundation TQ Program China Partner.

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Jean Xu
T: (86-21) 6157 3868
E: jean.xu@ubm.com

Eli Li
T: (86-21) 6157 7218
E: eli.li@ubm.com

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October 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm

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Huawei Honored at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards 2014

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SINGAPORE, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei has been honored with the Networking Equipment Product Line Differentiation and Banking Industry Unified Communication Solutions Product Innovation Leadership Awards at the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards 2014.

(Left) Huawei Vice President of Southern Pacific Enterprise Solution Sales, William Dong receiving the Awards from Andrew Milroy, Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan.
(Left) Huawei Vice President of Southern Pacific Enterprise Solution Sales, William Dong receiving the Awards from Andrew Milroy, Senior Vice President, Frost & Sullivan.

Huawei’s Agile Switch S12700 series switches leverage Huawei’s technological strengths in SDN-capable, fully programmable switches with high forwarding capability and switching performance design for enterprises to support wired and wireless campus networks. They received the Networking Equipment Product Line Differentiation Award.

“A key differentiator for Huawei has been its Ethernet Network Processor (ENP). The company has been successful in implementing the solution in numerous customer projects covering a wide range of industry sectors, and also across global markets including Europe, America, Latin America and Africa,” said Danni Xu, Industry Analyst of Asia Pacific Data Center and Cloud Practice, Frost & Sullivan.

Huawei’s Virtual Teller Machine Solution (VTM) was named the ‘Banking Industry Unified Communication Solutions Product Innovation Leadership’ award recipient. This award recognizes innovation and excellence in the development, marketing and launch of new industry-specific unified communications (UC) solutions and services in the banking sector.

“Huawei is one of the pioneer vendors in developing and implementing VTM in China. The solution has been successfully adopted by a few large state-owned and commercial banks in China. It is expected to expand the customer reach of banks in other Asian countries in the near future,” said Jessie Yu, Industry Manager of Unified Communication and Collaboration, Asia Pacific ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnership, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecoms and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 150,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

For more information, visit Huawei Enterprise Online: http://enterprise.huawei.com

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October 20, 2014 at 4:52 pm

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NSFOCUS Unveils Robust Anti-DDoS Solution for Hosting Service Providers, Date Centers and MSSPs

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-ADS 8000 Series DDoS Mitigation Solution Provides Layered DDoS Protection To Enable Secure Ecosystem

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Rapid bandwidth expansion of network infrastructure, combined with significant innovations in hardware technology capabilities, have enabled ever more powerful server processing performance – and more invasive Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack tactics and methods. NSFOCUS, Inc. today announced the launch of the ADS 8000 series, an active DDoS attack mitigation appliance that defends against both known and unknown attacks and is specifically designed for hosting service providers, Internet data centers (IDCs), telecom carriers and managed security service providers (MSSPs).

Expanding threat vectors:

  • Volumetric, amplification and application layer attacks: DDoS attack tactics and tools have become more instrumental and diversified while multi-vector attacks have recently emerged. DNS and NTP amplification attacks pose grave threats to Internet commerce, while application-layer attacks are one of the leading causes of modern security threats and continue to grow exponentially.
  • High-value targets: IDCs, hosting service providers and MSSPs provide pools of opportunity for these attacks, given the massive websites and other diversified applications that they host, such as online gaming and e-commerce. An emerging strategy is to incorporate DDoS appliances into the network, not only to protect brand reputation but also to provide end users with a security-as-a-service product that can be added to existing go-to-market strategies, increasing business benefits and ROI.

ADS 8000 Series key benefits include:

  • Best-in-class protection performance: Supports up to 40Gbps of mitigation capacity with a single unit and provides hundreds of Gbps of larger scalable mitigation capacity via simple cluster deployment.
  • Precise mitigation and up-to-the-minute protection: Optimizes DDoS behavior statistics, reputation mechanisms and mitigation algorithms targeted at new botnet-based DDoS attacks, providing a more granular and precise DDoS mitigation. Continuous software upgrades defend against newly discovered threats and provide integrated protection for both software and hardware. Coupled with the support of NSFOCUS’s 24/7 rapid-response security teams, providers are able to deliver continuous service availability to end-users.
  • Ease of management: Single-pane-of-glass, centralized management device console enhances the mitigation scalability for either a single cluster at a single point or multi-clusters deployed cross-regionally around the world. The anti-DDoS solution automatically adjusts defense levels and alert policies to match the variations and business characteristics of individual companies and their security operations teams, saving time and money.

Yonggang Han, chief operating officer of global business, NSFOCUS, said, “In selecting an IDC or MSSP, a customer’s primary concerns are about security, data protection and uninterrupted service. Customers demand that illegal access be blocked and that there be no interruption of legitimate traffic to their sites. NSFOCUS’s optimized hardware and software designs apply the behavioral statistics and reputation mechanisms to defense against more sophisticated DDoS attacks, enabling a secure ecosystem for hosting providers, IDCs and MSSPs.”

About NSFOCUS

NSFOCUS is a global provider of distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation solutions. Founded in 2000, the company provides enterprise-level, carrier-grade solutions for DDoS mitigation, Web security and enterprise-level network security. With more than a decade of years’ experience in DDoS research and development and mitigation, NSFOCUS has helped customers around the world maintain high levels of Internet security, website uptime and business operations to ensure that their online systems remain available. The NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) empowers customers to find and fend off a variety of incidents, from simple network layer attacks to more sophisticated and potentially damaging application-layer attacks, all while guaranteeing legitimate traffic gets through to networks and corporate-critical systems. For more information, visit www.nsfocus.com.

Source: NSFOCUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

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October 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm

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Beyoncé – in MESSIKA JOAILLERIE, Paris

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PARIS  /PRNewswire/ —

The House of MESSIKA JOAILLERIE PARIS is pleased to present singer Beyonce wearing precious jewelry pieces by Valerie Messika.

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For her Parisian family trip, Beyonce wears two MESSIKA iconic pieces: the Move Jewelry XL ring and Glam’Azone double ring, in diamonds and 18kt gold.

For her private tour of The Louvre with her lovely family, Beyonce chose to enjoy her brand new MESSIKA Glam’Azone ring. This iconic piece, inspired by the myth of the Amazons, chimed perfectly with Queen B’s independence, strength and sensuality. Snapping photos while surrounded by iconic works of art, Beyonce also Instagrammed her ring in front of the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous painting.

It was also on the occasion of a fashionable family trip to London that Beyonce made a statement by piecing her MESSIKA Glam’Azone ring with a Move Jewelry XL ring. She beautifully reinterprets the three movable diamonds of the Move ring, symbolizing the love of yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Move Jewellery Collection:

Designed in a contemporary and haute couture style, Move Jewellery is one of Messika’s signature collections. The three movable diamonds symbolize the love of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Classic, elegant and somewhat rock’n’roll, the Move Jewellery collection fulfils every desire and complements every look.

Glam’ Azone Collection:

Messika has imbued the Glam’Azone collection with the spirit of the free female conqueror. Based on the idea of the Amazon arrow and lance, the jewellery features a slender line ending in an oval cut diamond, surrounded by other, smaller stones, like a shield, symbolizing strength and vitality.

http://www.messika.com

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October 20, 2014 at 2:53 pm

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9 Ways to Cut Through Clutter to Reach Your Consumer

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Standing out from the marketing clutter is an even greater challenge for smaller companies looking to break through in the marketplace. The key is finding unique ways to be heard above the crowd and to promote your products and services in a way that your audience will not quickly tune out. Content consumers want substance and if you take the wrong approach the noise online will only become louder.

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Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. understands the challenges that marketers face when trying to reach their consumer and she suggests you do the following:

  • Stay on Message. Identify your key points and stick to them. Keep the message as targeted as possible.
  • Content Fatigue. Don’t inundate your audience with daily messages. Determine where your fans draw the line and deliver either weekly or monthly messages accordingly.
  • Keep it Light.  Your audience wants answers, substance and inspiration. Don’t focus on the negative.
  • Engagement. Uncover ways your fans can participate in your promotions. Thinking creatively and outside the box will only increase your customers’ participation.
  • Authenticity.  In an era of automation, a personal touch will go a long way. The more you authentically engage with your audience the larger your fan base will grow.

For discussion on the four remaining tactics that you can leverage to get your audience to tune in, view the latest article on PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit: http://bit.ly/1Cqpy9N

PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

About PR Newswire
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

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October 20, 2014 at 2:50 pm

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Converging industries and smart cities to present market opportunities worth $1.5 trillion by 2020, says Frost & Sullivan

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-~Frost & Sullivan hosts Growth, Innovation & Leadership (GIL) Asia Pacific Congress in Singapore

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Innovation is essential in accelerating companies’ growth in today’s competitive environment. Frost & Sullivan Growth, Innovation & Leadership (GIL) Congress takes place across eighteen cities annually and is a platform to discuss key trends, creating new possibilities, business models and opportunities. GIL Asia Pacific 2014 was held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

As Singapore transitions into a smart nation, several zones and areas have been identified as test sites for innovative ideas and concepts such as intelligent parking systems and pneumatic waste conveyance systems. Hence, the ‘connected living’ is likely to become reality in the near future.

The theme ‘Connected Living’ was discussed in detail throughout the congress. This will be an extension of Frost & Sullivan’s recent focus on the integration of smart technology across various industries and countries. According to Frost & Sullivan, the converging industries and smart cities is expected to present market opportunities worth $1.5 trillion by 2020.

‘Connected Living’ is defined as a world in which consumers use many different devices to experience compelling new services that integrate video, voice, and data services to provide access and ubiquitous connectivity anytime and anywhere.

According to Manoj Menon, Senior Partner & Managing Director for Asia Pacific Frost & Sullivan, connectivity and convergence will change the world as we know it.

“In the foreseeable future, smart and connected ubiquitous objects will be able to monitor the environment, report statuses, receive instructions, and take action based on the information received from smartphones, tablets and other hand held devices acting as a controller.”

ICT and the Internet of Things (IoT) are expected to transform numerous industries into ‘Smart industries’. Examples include Automotive (Connected Cars), Healthcare (Connected Health) and Retail (Self Service, Augmented Reality).

“Driven by cloud computing, ubiquitous connectivity, and big data analytical capabilities, IoT is forcing transformation and innovation across the Connected Home, Connected Workplace and the Connected City for a massive technology-led disruption across all industries,” he added.

Next, Mr. Andrew Milroy, Senior Vice-President, ICT, Frost & Sullivan spoke on how the Internet of Things (IoT) will give rise to smart cities, with growth opportunities identified in areas such as infrastructure development, technology integration, energy and security services. In his presentation, Mr. Milroy also discussed converging industries and the opportunities available.

Notable speakers at the event included Mr. Andrew Tan, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority ofSingapore, Mr. Chong Joon Woon, Vice President (Strategic Planning, Investment Promotion & Business Development), SembCorp Urban Development, Mr. Philip Lim, CEO, Exploit Technologies and Mr. Tan Yinglan, Venture Partner, Sequoia Capital India.

The evening ended with the 7th Annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards which recognize companies that have implemented best practices in their industry, as well as demonstrated excellent achievements and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation and strategic product and service development.

To obtain the global 2014 GIL schedule, please visit http://gil-events.gilcommunity.com/events

To obtain photographs from the event, please contact Melissa Tan at melissa.tan@frost.com

GIL 2014: Asia Pacific was held in cooperation with members of the Frost & Sullivan Growth Partner Alliance. Members of this global alliance include world-class growth solution providers, non-profits and associations. Multimedia Development Corporation (MDec) and i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd are the Regional Partner Sponsors. Media Partners include August Man, Prestige, 品 (PIN) Prestige, The Asian Century Institute, Asia Research News, CIO Asia Magazine, EMIS, Logistics Insights Asia, Systems Integration Asia, Top 10 of Asia, August Man, Prestige and 品 (PIN) Prestige. Global Alliance Partners include BrightTALK, Lenos Software, The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Eloqua, Prominic.NET, The Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) and ZULA. GIL Alliance Global Media Partners include BoogarLists, CEOWorld Magazine, Conference Guru, The Connect-World and Exec Digital.

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. 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

Media Contact:

Melissa Tan
Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
P: +65 6890 0926
E: melissa.tan@frost.com

Source: Frost & Sullivan

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October 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm

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2014 Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards Celebrates Singapore’s Leading Companies

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-~ Keppel Logistics, Sembcorp and Avaya among companies honoured

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Singapore’s top companies were recognized for their achievements at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards.

In its second year, the awards aim to commend companies which have demonstrated best practices and outstanding performance across their various industries in the Singapore market. These industries include aerospace & defense, chemicals, energy, environment & building, healthcare, information & communication technologies and logistics.

Mr. Manoj Menon, Senior Partner & Asia Pacific Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan said “The annual Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards allow us to identify and recognize the companies whom have excelled in driving innovation and best practices in the competitive business arena.”

“We hope that these awards will continue to spur these industries forward by showcasing leading companies and individuals who have become and remain role models for the industry,” he added.

Award recipients for the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards were identified based on in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research conducted by Frost & Sullivan’s analysts. Companies are typically researched on their revenues, market share, capabilities, and overall contribution to the industry.

The findings of the detailed evaluation will then be presented to a panel of judges to decide the recipient for each category. Information on the award methodology can be found at http://www.frost-apac.com/singaporeawards/selection_process_criteria.htm.

For more details on the 2014 Singapore Excellence Awards, please visit http://www.frost-apac.com/singaporeawards/index.htm

Celebrating Singapore’s Best

Frost & Sullivan congratulates all recipients of the Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards 2014.

2014 Frost & Sullivan Singapore Excellence Awards Recipients

Category

Award Recipient

AEROSPACE & DEFENSE


Ground Support Solutions Market Leadership Award

SATS Ltd

CHEMICALS, MATERIALS & FOOD


Home-Grown Specialty Chemicals Company of the Year

MegaChem Ltd

ENVIRONMENT & BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES


Integrated Facilities Management Company of the Year

Jones Lang LaSalle


Waste Management Company of the Year

Sembcorp


Waste Recovery Company of the Year

ENERGY


Solar Energy System Integrator Company of the Year

Sunseap Leasing

HEALTHCARE


Telehealth Company of the Year

myHealth Sentinel

ICT


Contact Center Applications Vendor Of the Year

Avaya

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS


Domestic Logistics Service Provider of the Year

Keppel Logistics

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. 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

Media contact:

Melissa Tan
Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
P: +65-6890-0926
E: melissa.tan@frost.com

Source: Frost & Sullivan

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October 20, 2014 at 2:26 pm

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Asia’s Top Companies celebrated for industry excellence at Frost & Sullivan 2014 Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Lauded for their best practices and continued success within their respective industries, Asia’s leading companies were recognized at the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

In its seventh year, the annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards recognize companies that have implemented best practices in their industry, as well as demonstrated excellent achievements and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation and strategic product and service development. These industries include Energy & Power, Environmental & Building Technologies, Healthcare, Industrial Technologies, Logistics and Information & Communication Technologies.

In his remarks at the evening gala, Manoj Menon, Senior Partner & Asia Pacific Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan said, “On a global scale, we are seeing significant economic challenges which can significantly impact company performance. Hence, it is a necessity for companies to continually drive innovation and growth to remain competitive.”

Our industry research program identifies and recognizes companies that have successfully implemented these strategies within their respective industries. The awards tonight celebrate their stellar performance.”

The awards recognize companies across the region and seek to showcase best practices in industry segments which are synonymous with Frost & Sullivan’s in-depth analysis and coverage of these industries. In keeping with our dedication to excellence and innovation, the awards offered are carefully reviewed and evaluated to reflect the current market landscape and includes new emerging sectors.

For more details on the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards, please visit http://www.apacbp-awards.com

Media partners for the awards banquet include Asia Research News, Asia Pacific Broadcasting magazine, Top 10 of Asia, August Man, Prestige, (PIN) Prestige.

To obtain photographs from the event, please contact Melissa Tan at melissa.tan@frost.com

CATEGORY

AWARD

RECIPIENT

Country

Greater China Contact Center Outsourcing Customer Service Leadership Award

PCCW Teleservices (Hong Kong) Limited

Malaysia Enterprise Telephony System Integrator of the Year

Jumbohan

Thailand Data Communication Service Provider of the Year

UIH

Japan Aged Care Service Company of the Year

NICHII GAKKAN COMPANY

Southeast Asia

ASEAN Unified Communications System Integrator of the Year

Jebsen & Jessen Communications

ASEAN Contact Center Applications System Integrator of the Year

Southeast Asia UPS Industry Product Line Strategy Leadership Award

Eaton

Southeast Asia UPS Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award

Fuji Electric Co. Ltd

Southeast Asia UPS Vendor of the Year

Schneider Electric

Southeast Asia UPS Service Provider of the Year

Schneider Electric

Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific CRO Growth Excellence Leadership Award

Covance Inc.

Asia Pacific Emerging CRO Company of the Year

CMIC

Asia Pacific Mobile Health & Wellness Tracking New Product Innovation Award

Zensorium

Asia Pacific Healthcare Telecommunication Services Company of the Year

SK Telecom

Asia Pacific Healthcare IT Company of the Year

GE Healthcare

Asia Pacific Networking Equipment Product Line Differentiation Award

Huawei

Asia Pacific Banking Industry Unified Communication Solutions Product Innovation Leadership Award

Thailand Enterprise Telephony Vendor of the Year

Avaya

Thailand Unified Communications Vendor of the Year

Malaysia Contact Center Applications Vendor of the Year

Philippines Contact Center Applications Vendor of the Year

ASEAN Contact Center Applications Vendor of the Year

ASEAN Unified Communications Vendor of the Year

Asia Pacific Multi-Purpose Terminal Operator of the Year

Jurong Port

Asia Pacific Logistics Infrastructure Developer Of The Year

Mapletree Logistics

Asia Pacific Regional Logistics Service Provider of the Year

CWT Limited

Asia Pacific Water Filtration Product Line Strategy Leadership Award

Elken

Asia Pacific Water Filtration Company of the Year

Amway

Asia Pacific Water Technology Company of the Year

Hyflux

Asia Pacific Bottled Water Company of the Year

Spritzer

Asia Pacific Facilities Management Growth Excellence Leadership Award

ISS

Asia Pacific Facilities Management Company of the Year

Asia Pacific Data Center Green Innovation Leadership Award

Equinix

Asia Pacific Data Center Integrated Power Infrastructure Growth Excellence Leadership Award

Emerson Network Power

Asia Pacific Data Center Integrated Power Infrastructure Company of the Year

Schneider Electric

Asia Pacific Advanced Metering Infrastructure Company of the Year

Toshiba

Asia Pacific Cloud Contact Center Service Provider of the Year

Orange Business Services

Asia Pacific Unified Communications Headset Vendor of the Year

Jabra GN Netcom(S) Pte Ltd

Asia Pacific Headset Vendor of the Year

Asia Pacific Enterprise Networking Customer Value Enhancement Award

Avaya

Asia Pacific Data Communications Product Line Differentiation Award

Pacnet

Asia Pacific Inbound Contact Routing Systems Market Share Leadership Award

Avaya

Asia Pacific Self-Service Systems Market Share Leadership Award

Asia Pacific Call Monitoring Systems Market Share Leadership Award

Verint Systems

Asia Pacific Video Collaboration Price Performance Value Leadership Award

Lifesize

Asia Pacific Video Collaboration Growth Excellence Leadership Award

Avaya

Asia Pacific Customer Value Enhancement Award in DC Power Systems

Enatel

Global

Global DC Power Systems Product Leadership Award

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

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. 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

MEDIA CONTACT:

Melissa Tan
Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific
P: +65-6890-0926
E: melissa.tan@frost.com

Source: Frost & Sullivan

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October 20, 2014 at 2:22 pm

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Empire State Realty Trust Announces the 2015 Empire State Building Run-Up

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—38th Annual Empire State Building Run-Up Scheduled for February 4, 2015

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) today announced that after 37 years, the Empire State Building is updating its annual signature event–the Empire State Building Run-Up–with a more exclusive, focused race format and exciting new features planned for the 2015 race. ESRT has secured a new race management partner, lead sponsor and charity partner, which it will announce in November, along with race registration information to be found on www.empirestatebuilding.com. The Empire State Building Run-Up (ESBRU), the pinnacle event in global tower running, will continue to challenge runners from around the world in a race to climb the 1,576 steps and 86 floors of the World’s Most Famous Office Building on February 4, 2015.

ESRT is committed to maintain and improve the ESBRU as the marquee tall tower race and looks forward to a new era with international competitors, sponsor partners and its worldwide audience.

“The Empire State Building Run-Up has been one of the most unique and iconic races not only in New York City, but also for runners around the world for nearly four decades,” said Anthony Malkin, Chairman, CEO and President of ESRT. “We could not be more excited to build on our Run-Up’s success and look forward to elevating this once-in-a-lifetime experience for runners.”

About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com,www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg,www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg.

About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New Yorkmetropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous office building. Headquartered inNew York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of July 15, 2014, consisting of 9.3 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 732,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford, Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes “forward looking statements”. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates,” “contemplates,” “aims,” “continues,” “would” or “anticipates” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: the factors included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Business,” and “Properties.” While forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance. The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, or new information, data or methods, future events or other changes after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law. For a further discussion of these and other factors that could impact the Company’s future results, performance or transactions, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013, and other risks described in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently available to the Company (or to third parties making the forward-looking statements).

Contacts:
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Matt McCullough
Matt.McCullough@uegworldwide.com

Source: Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.

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October 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

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Mediso Unveils the New MultiScan LFER 150 PET/CT Research Tool

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GOTHENBURG, Sweden  /PRNewswire/ — Mediso announces the MultiScan LFER 150 PET/CT, the first member of the MultiScan product line dedicated to research applications for both clinical and pre-clinical imaging. The LFER 150 (Large Field of view Extreme Resolution) with 20 cm axial and 15 cm transaxial field of view (FOV), sub-mm PET resolution and 5% sensitivity is aimed at pre-clinical brain research.

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The above application is facilitated by the detachable patient table and virtually no dead space in front of the FOV, making it highly accessible. The compact imaging head can be manipulated with a high degree of freedom and the detectors’ unique configuration enables consecutive PET and CT acquisition without moving the subject.

The dockable MobilCell examination table allows helical CT studies and multiple bed position PET imaging of up to 60 cm axial FOV. To further increase the utility of the system, it is compatible with the MultiCell range of imaging chambers for single and multiple rats and mice, rabbits and marmosets and includes temperature control and respiratory and ECG monitoring.

Istvan Bagamery, owner and CEO of Mediso tells: “While designing the MultiScan LFER 150 PET/CT we had the most challenging neuroimaging tasks in mind, like brain experiments with visual stimulus on awake sitting monkeys. Studies on various species from mouse to mini-pig are also supported. We are very proud at the first installation of the system in the laboratory of Dr Hirotaka Onoe, at the Japanese RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, presided by Prof. Yasuyoshi Watanabe. Our new system is a perfect match to the broad range of research activities going on there.”

“The new MultiScan product range will also consist of dedicated clinical research scanners, the next development being a clinical brain scanner.”

About Mediso Ltd.:

Mediso was founded in 1990 by experts in R&D and manufacturing of multimodal nuclear imaging. Currently it offers four modalities – SPECT, PET, CT, MRI – and is the leading provider of preclinical imaging technology around the world. Its past innovations include nanoScan PM, the first commercial integrated preclinical PET/MR system with already 15 installations. Mediso’s clinical and preclinical products are sold worldwide directly and through a network of distributors, with over 1250 imaging systems operating in more than 90 countries around the globe.

For more information, please visit the Mediso web site at http://www.mediso.com.

Contact: Marton Halmai, +36-1-399-30-30

Source: Mediso Medical Imaging Systems

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October 20, 2014 at 2:14 pm

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