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Supermicro® World Record Benchmarks for Low Latency and Financial Computation Announced at STAC Summit

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— New Hyper-Speed Ultra and High Density Parallel Processing Systems Achieve World Records for STAC-N1 and STAC-A2 Financial Services Technology Benchmarks

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing debuts the latest extreme performance 3rd Generation Hyper-Speed platform based on Supermicro’s new Ultra architecture along with a new high density Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor based 1U SuperServer® at the STAC Summit in New York this week.

The 1U SYS-1028UX-CR-LL1 Hyper-Speed Ultra SuperServer® is fine-tuned for low latency/high frequency trading applications and features enterprise-class hardware acceleration, dual Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2643 v3, I/O flexibility to support multiple full-size NICs and optional co-processor cards. In independent tests by the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC®), this solution achieved the world record results for mean latency, max latency and jitter at baseline message rates in a public STAC-N1™ benchmark. The STAC Report™ of these benchmark results is available at www.STACresearch.com/SFC141110. Access a white paper on Supermicro’s Hyper-Speed solutions at www.supermicro.com/Hyper-Speed_WP.

The 1U high density form factor SYS-1028GR-TR is optimized for high performance computing applications with support for up to 3x Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors. It has achieved world record STAC-A2™ benchmark results on a Windows platform, showing the solution’s ability to accelerate computation time for financial risk calculations. The STAC Report™ of these benchmark results is available at www.STACresearch.com/INTC141023.

“Supermicro Hyper-Speed Ultra and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor based SuperServers are fine tuned to achieve the highest performance in their class and the STAC-N1, STAC-A2 world record benchmarks are independent results that prove our system expertise,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “For applications in need of lowest-latency or highest density for parallel processing, our Green Computing Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 based servers are exactly optimized to maximize performance with highest energy efficiency.”

“The Supermicro and Intel collaboration has set a new industry standard for performance on the STAC-N1 and STAC-A2 benchmarks using an optimized, dense form factor high performance computing solution based on Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 family processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors,” said Hugo Saleh, director of Marketing and Industry Development, Intel Technical Computing Group. “Financial services developers are able to use open standards based programming techniques and the rich features of Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2015 to fully utilize modern processors with the operating system of their choice, all while ensuring the long term viability of their codes on future servers and workstations.”

Peter Lankford, Founder and Director of STAC said: “STAC is delighted that Supermicro and Intel are leveraging industry standard STAC Benchmarks to demonstrate the latency and computation performance of their products in ways that are relevant to the financial community. STAC Benchmarks are developed by financial firms, and public STAC Reports reflect rigorous, independent testing by STAC.”

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Solution Specifications

  • 1U Hyper-Speed Ultra SuperServer® (SYS-1028UX-CR-LL1/-LL2)
    Dual accelerated Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2643 v3 (Haswell) (-LL1 SKU) or E5-2687W v3 (Haswell) (-LL2 SKU), 64GB DDR4 in 8x +2133MHz DIMMs, 10x 2.5″ hot-swap drive days, 8x 12Gb/s SAS3, 2x SATA3 (Optional 2x NVMe via AOC-URN2-i2XT), 2x PCI-E 3.0 (x16), Full-height Full-length, 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x8), Low-profile, 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x8) SAS3 integrated, 4x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports, Integrated IPMI 2.0 with KVM and Dedicated LAN, 750W Redundant Platinum Level High-Efficiency (94%+) Power Supplies
    “At the baseline STAC-N1 message rates, this system delivered the lowest mean latency, max latency, and jitter (standard deviation of latency) of any system publically reported to date (STAC.N1.β1.PINGPONG.LAT1).” – STAC Report, November 13, 2014.*
  • 1U 3x Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor SuperServer® (SYS-1028GR-TR)
    High density form factor supporting, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 (up to 145W), up to 1TB ECC, up to DDR4 2133MHz in 16x DIMMs, 4x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA3 drive bays, 3x Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors (7120P), dual port GbE LAN, Redundant 1600W Platinum Level High-Efficiency (94%) Digital Power Supplies
    “At 56 assets per rack unit, this system delivered the highest space efficiency of any system publically reported to date (STAC-A2.β2.GREEKS.SPACE_EFFICIENCY).” – STAC Report, October 30, 2014.**

* www.STACresearch.com/SFC141110
** www.STACresearch.com/INTC141023

Supermicro is present at the STAC Summit in New York, NY on November 13th in the New York Marriott Downtown.

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

Supermicro, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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November 17, 2014 at 12:10 pm

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Arab World’s Top Innovator to be Determined in Stars of Science Live Finale Saturday on MBC4

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DOHA, Qatar /PRNewswire/ — Four youths who have captivated audiences across the Arab world will compete to be named the region’s top innovator in the live finale of Stars of Science, Qatar Foundation’s “edutainment reality” TV program on MBC4. The ranking of finalists Thieab Al Dossary of Bahrain, Sultan AlSubhiof Oman, Rania Bou Jaoudeh of Lebanon and Mohammed Al Housani of Qatar will be determined by a public vote and a jury deliberation in the live finale, which will air from the Stars of Science studios in Doha on MBC4 on Saturday, 15 November 2014 at 8:00pm KSA/ 5:00pm GMT.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/72762593-stars-of-science-live-finale/

Viewers from all over the world can submit their vote by SMS or by landline to different numbers based on country and mobile carrier. In the live finale, finalists will be ranked based on voting from the public and a jury deliberation. Visit http://www.starsofscience.com/English/Vote to find out how you can vote.

Stars of Science, now in its sixth season, pits innovators against each other in a competition to turn their ideas into reality. Twelve candidates aged 18 to 30 come to Doha, Qatar, where they are mentored by world-class engineering and design experts at the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP). The innovators’ resilience, ingenuity and teamwork are tested in challenges throughout the show as they develop their inventions from concept to commercialization with the ultimate goal of winning funding for their projects.

Months of development, elimination rounds and jury feedback have resulted in some of the most advanced prototypes ever seen on Stars of Science . Thieab Al Dossary, known to viewers as “The Intellectual,” hopes his Tactile Communication Bracelet, which enriches multimedia experiences by relaying synchronized pulses to a user’s arm, will make him Bahrain’s first winner. “The Strategist” Sultan AlSubhi is contending to be Oman’s first winner with his Wudu’ Area Robotic Cleaner, a robotic device that automatically cleans the ablution areas of prayer facilities and mosques.

Lebanon’s Rania Bou Jaoudeh, known as “The Planner,” can become the first female winner of Stars of Science with her Automatic Zucchini Corer, which greatly reduces the time and strenuous effort spent preparing a common staple of Arab cuisine. “The Scientist” Mohammed Al Housani looks to earn Qatar’s second title with his Efficient Solar Energy System, designed to better convert sunlight to power.

For further information, please contact:
Taylor Bossung or Hanane Rougani
T +974-44364385

For more information please visit:
Website ‐http://www.starsofscience.com
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Youtube ‐ http://www.youtube.com/user/Starsofsciencetv
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Source: Qatar Foundation and MBC4

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November 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

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Technological Advancements Enable Civil Helicopters to Embrace Harsher Environments, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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— Smarter vehicle systems will help reduce ownership costs and pilot the market forward

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — The civil helicopter market is still slowly recovering from the economic downturn as emerging economies renew and expand their helicopter fleets. In the commercial segment, buoyant demand from the oil and gas industry for offshore transportation coupled with adoption in the sectors such asemergency medical services, air ambulances and aerial services are supporting revenues. In thegovernment sector, ageing police helicopter renewals are driving market growth.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global Civil Helicopters Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $6.22 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $9.90 billion in 2023. Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Latin America are expected to be the most attractive markets.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit:http://corpcom.frost.com/forms/EU_PR_EGrabowska_MA7E-22_30Oct14.

“Technology developments in airframe, engine and mission systems that provide more airworthiness, resilience, performance and responsiveness are enabling the new generation of helicopters to function in tough environments,” said Frost & Sullivan Aerospace and Defence Industry Analyst Alix Leboulanger. “Civil operators will also look for capabilities to improve territorial surveillance, crime prevention and natural disaster relief. Vertical take-off and landing capabilities are also greatly sought after to overcome geographic and infrastructure constraints. Such capabilities are critical to bolster operational efficiency, as highlighted during parapublic missions in congested environments and degraded weather conditions.”

Nonetheless, faced with stretched government budgets and irregular turnovers, government and commercial operators are opting to upgrade existing assets rather than purchase new platforms. Continuing renewal of legacy helicopters creates a difficult market environment for newer platforms. Higher insurance costs, personnel training expenditures, and fuel taxes limit opportunities in regions still dealing with economic instability compound the problem.

“Certain operators are even considering switching to other aircraft types, such as fixed wing aircraft and unmanned systems when missions and regulations enable such a change,” noted Leboulanger. “However, there will be a very precise trade-off between operation costs and aircraft performance, which is not necessarily satisfactory, especially if operators are willing to keep hovering capabilities and flying at low altitudes.”

On the other hand, if advanced capabilities were offered using attractive business models that ease the financial burden, manufacturers will be able to gain customers. Optionally unmanning helicopters to embrace the rise of unmanned systems is another option that will extend cost and operational benefits to participants in the global civil helicopters market.

“Looking at the big picture, the rise of smart sensors, cloud computing, Big Data, and Internet of Things will facilitate predictive maintenance,” added Leboulanger. “This will reduce related costs by decreasing grounded times and improving resource management.”

Analysis of the Global Civil Helicopters Market is part of the Aerospace (http://www.aerospace.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Global Military Satcom Applications Market, Global Commercial Avionics Market, Global Airport IT Market, and Global Business Aircraft Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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November 17, 2014 at 11:31 am

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SGX CEO Magnus Bocker to Address Trading Industry Leaders at TradeTech Asia 2014

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-Singapore’s role as Asia’s equity hub to be analysed by Singapore Exchange CEO

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Magnus Bocker, CEO of Singapore Exchange (SGX), will address over 500 buy-side traders, senior representatives from the major exchanges, regulators, brokers and technology experts at TradeTech Asia, on Wednesday, 19 November, at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

While Asian growth continues to outpace the rest of the world, access to its markets remains a key concern. Mr. Bocker will be sharing his thoughts on how Singapore can participate and become Asia’s equity trading hub. Other topics under discussion throughout the two-day conference include the changing regulatory environment, dark pools and platform integration along the long-awaited Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect project.

Mitha Srinivasan, Conference Director of TradeTech Asia, said, “TradeTech Asia is delighted to have SGX on board as the lead partner for the conference and are looking forward to Magnus Bocker, CEO, delivering the keynote address on 19th November.

Other guest speakers at TradeTech Asia include Kent Rossiter, Head of Asia Pacific Trading, Allianz Global Investors, Ian Cohen, COO, HSBC, Sanjay Awasthi, Director, Eastspring Investments, Ashok Kalyanswamy, Global Head of Equities and Futures Techonology, Macquarie Group. The speaker line up also comprises an additional 50 Asian Heads of Trading and Technology from Asia’s top asset management and investment banking firms.

Now in its 11th year, Tradetech Asia is the biggest annual meeting of buy and sell-side equity traders in Asia and will bring together more than 600 senior equity trading and technology professionals at the Marina Bay Sands,Singapore, 19-20 November.

About TradeTech Asia

TradeTech Asia is Asia’s biggest trading event that brings together the entire Asian trading ecosystem under one roof. The conference is focused on sourcing liquidity; algo trading and regulatory challenges in Asia, targeting buy side firms, hedge funds, investment banks, agency brokers, proprietary trading desks and their solutions providers and partners, including technology firms, trading platforms and exchanges. Over 700 attendees are expected this year. For more information, please visit http://www.wbresearch.com/tradetechasia/home.aspx

About Worldwide Business Research (WBR)

WBR is the world’s biggest large-scale conference company and part of the PLS group, one of the world’s leading providers of strategic business intelligence with 16 offices worldwide. Our conference divisions consistently out-perform their industry sector competitors on the quality of the events we produce and the relationships we nurture with both delegates and sponsors.

Every year over 10,000 senior executives from Fortune 1000 companies attend over 100 annual conferences — a true “Who’s Who” of today’s corporate world. From Automotive events in Bucharest to Logistics conferences inArizona and Finance summits in Hong Kong, WBR is dedicated to exceeding the needs of its customers around the world. For more information please visit www.wbresearch.com

Media Contact: Caroline Bowler
Tel: +6568189023
Email: caroline.bowler@cognitomedia.com

TradeTech Asia Contact: Dhiraj Bhanushali
Tel: +6567229455
Email: Dhiraj.Bhanushali@iqpc.com.sg

Source: TradeTech Asia

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November 17, 2014 at 11:29 am

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Telehealth, medical tourism, mobile solutions to feature at Kuala Lumpur event

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-Healthcare Innovation conference makes seventh stop of eight-city tour

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The regional Healthcare Innovation Solutions Day conference series (www.questexevents.net/healthcareseries) makes the seventh stop in its eight-city tour Thursday November 20 at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

The second annual conference, organized by Enterprise Innovation, examines how technology is improving healthcare delivery in Asia, making stops in Taipei (Oct 7), Hong Kong (Oct 9), New Delhi (Oct 14), Jakarta (Nov 6), Bangkok (Nov 11), Manila (Nov 13), Kuala Lumpur (Nov 20), and Singapore (Mar 12, 2015).

The first six stops of this year’s series have attracted participants including CXOs and senior management from governments, public and private hospitals, and other healthcare providers. Conference presentations address current issues in Healthcare Management such as mobility, clinical decision support, patient management systems, data analysis and business intelligence.

In Kuala Lumpur, Dr Fazilah Shaik Allaudin, Deputy Director Telehealth, MOH will present the opening keynote on “Moving Towards Efficient and Accessible Healthcare”. Other guest speakers include Thomas Terpager, CFO, Columbia Asia, speaking on Next Generation Hospital Information Systems and Suresh Ponnudurai, CEO, Malaysia Healthcare who will discuss the Role of Technology in Promoting Malaysia as Medical Travel Hub.

The event also includes a Medical Device Showcase, which will feature the winners of the Assistive, Rehabilitative & Therapeutic Technologies (AR&TTs) Challenge – a design competition for medical devices.

About the organizer
Enterprise Innovation (www.enterpriseinnovation.net) is the go-to information source for strategic technology decision makers in enterprises across Asia, where business executives seek ideas and best practices on driving innovation and transformation. Enterprise Innovation is brought to you by Questex Asia, the trusted editorial source for Asia Pacific’s business leaders and ICT executives. The company’s media portfolio also includes Computerworld Hong Kong, Telecom Asia, CFO Innovation and NetworkWorld Asia.

For more information about the conference, please contact Jim Shelton at +852 2589 1326,nwaeditor@questexasia.com.

Source: Enterprise Innovation

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November 17, 2014 at 11:22 am

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Biosafe Inaugurates Its Expanded China Business

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EYSINS, Switzerland  /PRNewswire/ — Following the full registration of its product range by the Chinese FDA last April, Biosafe is gearing up its activities in the People’s Republic of China with a major expansion of its Shanghai-based operations, including staffing and facilities consolidation. Such expansion will enable Biosafe to support the many new developments in China within the Cord Blood Banking, Regenerative Medicine and Bioprocessing markets where the Group holds leadership.

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To mark this significant business extension, Biosafe is today holding an official celebration event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Shanghai, with a conference on stem cell therapy that will include a keynote presentation from Dr.Joanne Kurtzberg (Director, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Duke University, USA).

Olivier Waridel, CEO of the Biosafe Group commented: “This expansion of our China operations underlines the commitment of Biosafe to cooperate with the Chinese cell therapy community, by working more closely with our clients and scientific partners in the People’s Republic of China. Biosafe looks forward to further developing close relationships with them and is enthusiastic about jointly supporting their efforts”.

About the Biosafe Group

Founded in 1997 the Biosafe Group is active in the design, manufacture and marketing of automated cell processing systems. Headquartered in Switzerland and privately-owned, the Biosafe Group operates through regional subsidiaries (Geneva, Houston, Hong-Kong, Shanghai and Sao Paulo) and is present in more than 50 countries, either directly or through distributors.

For further information:
Christopher Bolton
CFO
Biosafe Group SA
+41-22-365-27-27
christopher.bolton@biosafe.ch
http://www.biosafe.ch

Source: Biosafe Group

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November 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

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KMS lighthouse Won the KM Promise Award at KMWorld 2014

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WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — Another international recognition for KMS lighthouse: KMWorld chose KMS lighthouse, among dozens of contestants, as the company delivering the most innovative technology for implementing and integrating knowledge management. The prize was anounced at KMWorld 2014, which took place at the beginning of November, in Washington DC. During the conference, Shahar Ben-Ami, KMS lighthouse CEO, accepted the award from Hugh McKellar, KMWorld Editor-in-Chief and Lead Judge. KMWorld is the leading publisher, conference organizer, and information provider serving the knowledge management, content management, and document management markets.

KMS lighthouse received the KM Promise Award in recognition of Lighthouse products, which implement the KDE (Knowledge Driven Experience) concept. By transforming Big Data into actionable knowledge, KDE empowers companies and representatives to provide an “expert” customer experience, quickly and efficiently. As a result, customers feel they receive expert answers across all service channels: in stores, on the phone or through self-service endpoints.

McKellar explained, “KMS lighthouse was selected from the scores of other candidates for its technology for automatic knowledge structuring, its natural language search capabilities and its elegant knowledge visualization utility. KMS lighthouse products harness big data and transform it into actionable knowledge to be consumed in 5 seconds. The company is a most deserving recepient of this year’s KM Promise Award.”

During Ben-Ami’s acceptance speech he said: “The biggest challenge service representatives deal with is how to provide fast and precise answers to customers’ questions. Therefore, we were very excited to gain KMWorld’s trust in the ability of our products to enable users to provide a professional and insightful customer experience. In the next two years, KMS lighthouse will focus its development on self-service, mostly mobile, which is the future of customer service.”

About KMS lighthouse

KMS lighthouse is a privately-held, fast growing, global software provider. KMS lighthouse is a developer of Customer Experience solutions, used by global players with millions of clients, which provide precise answers to customer questions within seconds. Traditionally focused on helping Tier-One Contact Centers, as of 2013, the company’s mission is to transform customer experience by means of knowledge, leading a Knowledge Driven Experience worldwide. KMS lighthouse products harness Big Data and transform it into actionable knowledge, to be consumed in 5 seconds. In addition to the KMWorld Promise Award 2014, Gartner selected KMS lighthouse as one of the 2014 Cool Vendors in CRM Customer Service.

For more information: http://www.kmslh.com, sales@kmslh.com, +1-347-434-5596

Source: KMS lighthouse

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November 17, 2014 at 10:44 am

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From BBM to Whatsapp, LINE, Facebook and Beyond: The Potential of Mobile Marketing Enormous in Indonesia

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-Industry calls for enhanced investment, insight and infrastructure at inaugural MMA Forum Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia /PRNewswire/ — Close to 450 marketing experts came together to chart the future of mobile marketing in Indonesia at the inaugural Mobile Marketing Association Forum (MMAF) Indonesia, held yesterday at the Four Seasons Jakarta. Organized by the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the Forum explored the realities of the state of this industry, which is estimated to be worth over USD 25 million and pegged to grow over 100% next year. Committed to bring Indonesia to the leading edge of mobile marketing, experts called for enhanced investment, insight, and infrastructure to further the mobile cause.

“I believe that this Forum has set a precedent for bigger and better things to come,” said Rohit Dadwal, Managing Director, Mobile Marketing Association, Asia-Pacific. “The overwhelming response we have received for the inaugural MMAF Indonesia is proof that there is much interest in the potential of mobile marketing in the country. It is key to continue the momentum that we have created today.”

Established by various speakers, Indonesia’s sky-high mobile penetration is opportunity enough for brands to get closer and more engaged with their consumers. In her presentation, Adeline-Ausy Setiawan, Media Director, forUnilever in Indonesia and SEAA, stressed the need for brands to adopt a mobile-enabled, mobile-first and mobile-muststrategy at the earliest to establish longer-lasting relationships with consumers.

Echoing those sentiments, Daniel Tumiwa, Vice President Digital Business — PT. Garuda Indonesia (Persero), TBK, talked about the need to be proactive in mobile, as he discussed the airline’s mobile strategy and ambitions.

“The cases and work shared by the brands at the Forum today indicate the need for ongoing education, investment and collaboration within the industry,” continued Rohit Dadwal. “With the pace at which the industry is slated to grow, the MMA looks forward to continue to play a vital part in the mobile conversation in Indonesia.”

Infrastructure, insight and investment were key themes that emerged throughout the day’s discussions.

Dick Van Motman, Chairman & CEO of the Dentsu Aegis Network, Southeast Asia, called upon marketers to embrace mobile and make the tough, yet game-changing decisions, that will give the industry the boost that it requires, and enable Indonesia to live up to its true potential.

While obstacles exist, Ashutosh Srivastava, Chairman & CEO, Asia Pacific & Global Growth Markets, Mindshareencouraged marketers to think big with mobile and push boundaries. Furthermore, Ongki Kurniawan,Director/Chief Service Management Officer at PT XL Axiata Tbk stressed the importance of working together and collaborating with key stakeholders for mobile marketing to really take off here.

The Mobile Marketing Association Forum Indonesia 2014 was brought to Indonesia in partnership with XL Axiata Tbk, InMobi, Telekomsel, Mobilewalla, Affle, Indosat Digital, Starcom MediaVest Group, OutThereMedia, Mindshare,  Digital + Direct Marketing Association Asia, Indonesia Digital Association, Mobile Monday Indonesia, and Media Business Asia, PR Newswire Asia, Kompas.com, KapanLagi Network, Bubu and APPINA.

Held in over 13 countries around the world, MMA’s Forums are a platform for brands, agencies and publishers to share their experiences and success in mobile marketing. The events have received widespread accolades for its ability to assemble the best within the industry and facilitate the sharing of best practices.

The MMA is the world’s leading global non-profit trade mobile marketing association comprising of more than 800 member companies, from nearly fifty countries around the world. Its members hail from every faction of the mobile marketing ecosystem including brand marketers, agencies, mobile technology platforms, media companies, operators and others. The MMA’s mission is to accelerate the transformation and innovation of marketing through mobile, driving business growth with closer and stronger consumer engagement

For more information on the event, please visit the MMA Global website here.

ABOUT THE MOBILE MARKETING ASSOCIATION (MMA)
The MMA is the world’s leading global non-profit trade mobile marketing association comprised of more than 800 member companies, from nearly fifty countries around the world. Our members hail from every faction of the mobile marketing ecosystem including brand marketers, agencies, mobile technology platforms, media companies, operators and others. The MMA’s mission is to accelerate the transformation and innovation of marketing through mobile, driving business growth with closer and stronger consumer engagement. Anchoring the MMA’s mission are four core pillars: to cultivate inspiration by driving the innovation for the Chief Marketing Officer; to build the mobile marketing capabilities for the marketing organizations through fostering know-how and confidence; to champion the effectiveness and impact of mobile through research providing tangible ROI measurement; and advocacy. Additionally MMA industry-wide committees work collaboratively to develop and advocate global best practices and lead standards development. Mobile Marketing is broadly defined as including advertising, apps, messaging, mCommerce and CRM on all mobile devices including smart phones and tablets. Members include, American Express, AdChina, Colgate-Palmolive, Dunkin’ Brands, Facebook, Google, Group M, Hewlett Packard, Hilton Worldwide, Kellogg Co., L’Oreal, MasterCard, McDonalds, Microsoft, Mondelez International, Inc., Pandora Media, Procter & Gamble, R/GA, The Coca-Cola Company, The Weather Company, Unilever, Visa, Vodafone, Walmart, xAd, Zenith Optimedia and many more. The MMA’s global headquarters are located in New York with regional operations in Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), Latin American (LATAM) and Asia Pacific (APAC). For information about the MMA please visit www.mmaglobal.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Rice Communications on behalf of the Mobile Marketing Association
Amala Naravane / Mansi Maheshwari
Email:  amala.naravane@ricecomms.com/ mansi.maheshwari@ricecomms.com
Tel: +65-3157-5681 / +65-3157-5687

Source: Mobile Marketing Association

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November 17, 2014 at 10:38 am

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Figureheads from the world’s leading cruise lines head to Hong Kong

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HONG KONG and LONDON /PRNewswire/ — In less than a week, cruise industry professionals from around the world will be heading to the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific. The fourth edition of this annual event comes to Hong Kong for the first time with the Hong Kong Tourism Board as the Official Event Partner. Returning to the event this year will be the two-day conference and full exhibition featuring the fastest emerging sectors in the Asian cruise industry including market potential and challenges, infrastructure and itinerary development, shipbuilding and refurbishment, and passenger sourcing inAsia especially in China.

The conference will begin with a welcome address from Michael Duck, Global Maritime Director & EVP, UBM Asia Ltd, and a keynote address with an update on the future of the Asian Cruise Industry by Anthony LAU, Executive Director at Hong Kong Tourism Board. These will be followed by Global and Asian cruise industry outlooks led byChristine Duffy, President & CEO, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and Zinan LIU, Chairman, CLIA North Asia, and President, China and North Asia for Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited.

The opening session will continue with ‘The State of the Cruise Industry in Asia‘. The momentum for cruise tourism in Asia has taken a step change this year, with announcements from major cruise lines of significant increases in capacity. With a penetration rate of just 0.1%, many Asians have a low awareness of cruise tourism but a high receptivity towards it. In this session, some of the industry’s leading voices will give their views on the scale and nature of Asia’s potential and the challenges which growth has on this.

In addition to the conference, there will be a two-day travel agent training programme, developed by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and presented by renowned trainer Peter Kollar, this comprehensive education program will help agents better understand the cruise industry’s value and revenue potential, and ensure the development of the retail cruise business moving forward in Asia.

There will also be the opportunity for all visitors and exhibitors to attend a new, complimentary session – The Cruise Line/Port Interface Workshop. In an effort to help drive forward the port infrastructure and development within the Pan-Asia cruise region, this one hour workshop will be lead by both Bruce Krumrine, (Vice President, Shore Operations, Princess Cruises), and John Tercek, (VP, Commercial & New Business Development, Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited, and Member of the CLIA Global Ports Committee). This free of charge workshop will be focusing around how ports and destinations should structure their terminal and infrastructure development and will be promoting the opportunity for economic growth within the region.

Complementing both the conference and travel agent training is the showcase exhibition, featuring product sectors including destinations, itinerary planning, shore excursion services, port and terminal development as well as ship operations, ship services and hotel operations.

Editor – Nina Marston at Seatrade, Tel +44 1206 545121 or email nmarston@seatrade-global.com

Complimentary press registration is available to editors, writers and print/broadcast reporters intending to report on the event. Visit www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia/press to book your place.

Social Media
Additional news, information and announcements about Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific are available atwww.cruiseshippingasia.com.  Find Cruise Shipping on Facebook, on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is organized by UBM in partnership with Seatrade.

About UBM
UBM connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as Routes, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters inHong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,200 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Nina Marston +44 (0) 1206 545121
nmarston@seatrade-global.com

Source: Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific

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November 17, 2014 at 10:36 am

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Exploring Innovation Potential in Russia

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— Discover growth opportunities for innovative business in Russia during Frost & Sullivan’s upcoming complimentary live webinar

LONDON /PRNewswire/ — To help sustain growth and favour innovation in Russia, Frost & Sullivan in cooperation with RVC (Russian Venture Company) has published a report on the implementation of the Strategy of Innovative Development of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2020. The study contained over 90 in-depth interviews with industry experts such as: entrepreneurs and investors, representatives of development institutions, and heads of leading technology companies.

Russian Innovations
Russian Innovations

Forty percent of industry experts believe that the environment for the emergence and commercialization ofinnovations in Russia has become more favorable. However, the effectiveness of tax incentives and benefits for innovators is still low; only 13 percent of the experts gave a positive assessment of these factors.

TITLE:  

Exploring Innovation Potential in Russia

WHEN:   

Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm BST

SPEAKERS:

Frost & Sullivan Senior Analyst Vitaliy Lehkyy and Business Development Director Alexey Volostnov

LOCATION:

Online, with Complimentary Registration available at: http://ow.ly/E3d6q 

Attend the webinar to discover:

  • Are there any growth opportunities for innovative business in Russia?
  • What are the most favorable markets and regions of growth in Russia?
  • What are the drivers and restraints of the innovation market?
  • How do you earn money on innovations, and is it possible to do so in Russia?
  • What is the government’s role in innovation market development?
  • What are the myths and realities of the Russian venture industry?

Registration

For further information email julia.nikishkina@frost.com your full name, job title, company name, company telephone number, company email address and website, city, state and country.

Supporting Quote:

Alexey Volostnov, Business Development Director, Frost & Sullivan noted  “Innovations should become one of the major priorities for the institutions. Without governmental support disruptive technology solutions and new products may never be commercialized. Nevertheless market participants see the need to ensure a stable demand for innovations. In particular, it is necessary to provide access to the long-term investments in the industries with the lengthy 5-7 years cycle from R&D to market introduction. Following the government support private businesses will be more likely to invest in potentially high risk technology ideas.”

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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Corporate Communications  Europe
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E: julia.nikishkina@frost.com

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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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November 17, 2014 at 10:22 am

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