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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Iveco, Magneti Marelli And Israel’s Fuel Choices Initiative Form Partnership To Develop Innovative Natural Gas Technology And Vehicles

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LONDON, Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) through the Israel Fuel Choices Initiative (IFCI) has today signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Iveco (a Brand of CNH Industrial) and Magneti Marelli (FCA Group) for co-operation in the development of natural gas based technologies. The signatories are also discussing the possibility of establishing an extended research and development (R&D) co-operation program involving Israeli companies in fields related to alternative fuels, smart mobility and other automotive industry related activities.

FCA, with its lineup of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles and Iveco across its range of trucks and buses, are recognized leaders in the development, manufacture and distribution of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) featuring advanced multi-fuel technologies such as Magneti Marelli’s powertrain control solutions.

FCA and CNH Industrial are strongly committed to reducing the environmental impact of road transport and this is a key pillar of their highly-ranked sustainability policies.

FCI is a ten-year Israeli Government program, managed through the Prime Minister’s Office, dedicated to reducing the World’s dependency on oil for transport and supporting the development of alternative fuels. The Government of Israel has set an objective to establish the country as an alternative fuels knowledge hub by supporting the development and implementation of next-generation technologies. The program calls for the increased use of alternative fuel technologies in Israel’s transportation sector with a significant portion of the vehicle fleet being so equipped by 2020.

Today’s signing follows the joint statement made in December 2013 by the Governments of Israel and Italy that stressed the mutual desire for co-operation and innovation in alternative fuels for the automotive sector, and the Israeli-Italian industrial R&D co-operation agreement, under which the two Governments initiated a support program for bi-lateral R&D collaborative activities between Israeli and Italian companies.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA), the seventh-largest automaker in the world, designs, engineers, manufactures and sells passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, components and production systems worldwide. The Group’s automotive brands are: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram, SRT, Ferrari and Maserati, in addition to Mopar, the parts and service brand. The Group’s businesses also include Comau (production systems), Magneti Marelli (components) and Teksid (iron and castings). FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“FCAU”) and the Mercato Telematico Azionario in Milan(“FCA”). More information can be found on the corporate website:

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found and

Magneti Marelli designs and produces advanced systems and components for the automotive industry. With its 85 production units, 12 R&D centres and 26 application centres in 19 countries, some 38,000 employees and a turnover of 6.5 billion Euros in 2014, the group supplies all leading carmakers in Europe, North and South America and the Far East. Its business areas include: Electronic Systems, Lighting; Powertrain, Suspension Systems and Shock Absorbers, Exhaust Systems, Aftermarket Parts & Services, Plastic Components and Modules, Motorsport. Magneti Marelli is part of FCA. More information can be found on the Company

The Fuel Choices Initiative, Israel’s national program for alternative fuels in transportation, serve as a catalyst for the reduction of global dependence on crude oil by establishing Israel as a center of knowledge and industry in the field of fuel alternatives. The Initiative has been budgeted for ten years in order to create regulatory stability and an investment horizon for market stakeholders, and includes tools to strengthen scientific and applied research in the field, simplify bureaucracy, and strengthen entrepreneurship and industry.

Media Contacts:

Claudio D’Amico

Richard Gadeselli

FCA EMEA Corporate Communications

CNH Industrial Corporate Communications

Tel: +39 (011) 00 63088

Tel. +44 (0)1268 292 468



Maurizio Scrignari

Magneti Marelli Corporate Communications

Tel. +39 0297 227 217


Source: CNH Industrial N.V.

Related stocks: NYSE:CNHI

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February 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm

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5G Research Underway to Enable the Next Leap in Wireless Technology

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— Panel of industry standouts to discuss objectives, challenges and opportunities in the market for 5G wireless networks during Frost & Sullivan’s complimentary, live webinar

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —


Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EST


Online, with Complimentary Registration here:


– Alcatel-Lucent CTO Partner Bell Labs/CTO Dr. Harish Viswanathan

– National Instruments Director of Marketing for RF/Communications and SDR Initiatives James Kimery

– NYU Wireless Associate Professor Dr. Sundeep Rangan


– Frost & Sullivan Measurement & Instrumentation Industry Director Jessy Cavazos
Panel of industry standouts to identify objectives, challenges and opportunities in the market for 5G wireless networks during Frost & Sullivan’s complimentary, live webinar
Panel of industry standouts to identify objectives, challenges and opportunities in the market for 5G wireless networks during Frost & Sullivan’s complimentary, live webinar

The next generation of wireless communication – 5G – will play a vital role in enabling futuristic technologies and actualizing the Internet of Things. Significant obstacles to 5G wireless network deployments exist, however, numerous research and development initiatives are underway to help expedite the process. Aiming to deploy the first 5G networks by 2020, developers are exploring technologies like massive MIMO, millimeter-wave frequencies and new waveforms to address needs for higher speed (x100 4G), lower latency (1ms), and higher density in terms of users and devices.

Join Frost & Sullivan’s upcoming complimentary webinar, “Enabling the Next Leap in Wireless Technology: 5G” to explore market dynamics and understand developments enabling the future connected world.

Questions this webinar will answer:

When will 5G networks become a reality?
What is achievable in terms of data rates, user capacity and latency with 5G networks?
What are industry players doing to facilitate development of 5G networks?

In addition, the webinar includes a question-and-answer session in which attendees can pick the brains of the featured panelists. Researchers, scientists, business executives and technology professionals in the wireless and mobile broadband ecosystem are urged to attend.

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“While progress has been made and some issues such as the use of millimeter wave spectrum are no longer disputed, many questions related to 5G remain unanswered,” noted Frost & Sullivan Measurement & Instrumentation Industry Director Jessy Cavazos. “In contrast to earlier wireless standards, there is still a lot to be defined, providing the research community exciting opportunities for contribution.”

For more information email your full name, job title, company name, telephone number, company email address and website, city, state and country or click here:

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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February 10, 2015 at 6:54 pm

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MobileIron Introduces the First Mobile Security Solution to Protect Enterprise Content in the Personal Cloud

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— New Content Security Service Delivers Phase Two of MobileIron’s Initiative to Secure the Personal Cloud
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MobileIron (NASDAQ: MOBL), the leader in enterprise mobility management (EMM), today introduced the MobileIron Content Security Service (CSS), delivering Phase Two of the company’s initiative to secure the personal cloud.

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The personal cloud is the most persistent data loss threat to the enterprise today because employees often use their own cloud services to store work documents. CSS is the first solution to address this prevalent example of “Shadow IT” by providing both the document-level security and the tight integration into an EMM platform necessary to protect enterprise content across popular personal cloud services.

“Employees often bypass restrictive IT policies to use their preferred consumer apps for work, unintentionally putting corporate data at risk,” said Chris Hazelton, Research Director for Enterprise Mobility at 451 Research. “It’s about familiarity, access, and awareness. 39% of U.S. workers use consumer apps for business because they use them in their personal life. IT needs to secure data regardless of where it is stored and used. Moving security from the device to the document level allows IT to reduce the risk of data loss even in the personal cloud.”

“Corporate document security, by effective use of encryption and DLP policies, are high value governors for creating and maintaining content security. It makes for good corporate sense, in more ways than one, to protect data against infiltration and unwanted exposure,” said R. Keeton, Messaging, Mobility & Collaboration, Thompson & Knight LLP. “Flexibility is key to creating a pliable content security infrastructure that is capable of adapting to the rapidly changing needs of the organization.”

“Mobile First CIOs realize that many employees store work documents in the personal cloud and that saying ‘no’ doesn’t change their behavior,” said Ojas Rege, VP Strategy MobileIron. “Our mission at MobileIron has always been to allow employee choice without compromising enterprise security. The MobileIron Content Security Service transforms the personal cloud from an IT nightmare to a powerful tool for employee productivity.”

MobileIron First to Separate Security from Storage
The challenge with traditional content security solutions is that they functionally link security and storage. This requires the migration of work documents to a new content storage repository in order to enforce security policies, which increases complexity by creating more repositories for the enterprise to manage.

The MobileIron Content Security Service is the first solution to separate security controls from data storage methods and allow security to be managed at the document-level across multiple content repositories. It allows employees to securely use their own cloud services without locking employees or IT into specific content repositories. Documents do not have to be migrated to a new repository and are secure even when stored in a personal cloud service. “Bring-your-own-storage” now joins bring-your-own-device (BYOD) as a powerful way for enterprises to leverage the ongoing consumerization of IT for the benefit of their employees.

This ability to separate the security/control plane from the data plane is described in US Patents 8,863,297, 8,863,298, and 8,863,299 for “Secure Virtual File Management System” which were granted to MobileIron in 2014.

CSS Secures the Personal Cloud
Phase One of MobileIron’s personal cloud security initiative was launched in October 2014 to provide native access to cloud-based content repositories through the MobileIron Docs@Work mobile application.

Phase Two, the new CSS, protects the documents stored in those repositories with five core capabilities:

Encryption and key management: CSS enables the encryption of work documents when they are stored in the personal cloud, allowing the enterprise to set policies that prevent unauthorized use.
Data loss prevention (DLP) controls: CSS allows the enterprise to set document expiration policies and selectively wipe specific documents on a device. CSS also allows control of the uploading, downloading, editing, and sharing of those documents. For example, if a pricelist must be updated every 30 days, CSS is designed to ensure that the expired document is automatically wiped from the device, which is then updated with the new one.
Secure sharing: Employees can use the native sharing features of their personal cloud apps to share the documents secured by CSS with other authorized employees. These documents are encrypted even when shared so that only an authorized user on an authorized device will be able to decrypt them.
Activity trail: CSS is designed to provide visibility into which work documents have been accessed, when they were accessed, who accessed them, and using what device. CSS also tracks policy enforcement actions. This activity reporting supports the compliance strategy of the organization.
EMM integration: CSS integrates with the MobileIron EMM platform to maintain a consistent view of users, groups, and devices across the organization. CSS also integrates with the MobileIron Docs@Work app on iOS and Android to enforce content security policies on the device.
For more details on MobileIron’s content security strategy, please visit:

About MobileIron
MobileIron provides the foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit

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February 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm

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Next-Generation Delivery Models Built on Value and Quality of Care to Shape Future Healthcare, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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— The means to evaluate, pay for, and provide care will evolve to greater adaptability and targeted support from vendors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Change in the healthcare industry has historically been slow owing to a complex ecosystem of stakeholders devoted to legacy systems and methods of operation. However, financial pressures and technology trends are accelerating the pace of change and are heightening the need for the global healthcare industry to adapt.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Next-generation Healthcare — Global Advanced Medical Technologies 2014 (, finds that healthcare delivery is transitioning from service type models toward business models built around value and quality of service. Companies with solutions around specific procedures or treatments could see attrition as cost pressures and reimbursements continue to undercut future market opportunities. Integrated platforms addressing wellness and preventive health, on the other hand, will capture new money funneling into the system.

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“The future of healthcare sustainability requires a significant evolution in how value is compensated and what means and methods are used to pay for care,” said Frost & Sullivan Healthcare Principal Analyst Venkat Rajan. “Solving issues plaguing the healthcare system will require the aggregate impact of many lower key changes rather than a handful of enacted macro overhauls.”

Many companies that have attempted to launch initiatives tied to wellness, connected health and disease management have stumbled in the endeavor as the solutions were not monetized properly or structured in a manner where customers could quantify use value. Rather than rigid, off-the-shelf solutions, the healthcare market is looking for greater adaptability and targeted support from vendors.

Further, although several participants have sought to launch services and value-add components to their offerings through big data solutions, there is little market value for generating, collecting and storing large sets of data. The key to data monetization involves integrating and leveraging information from multiple relevant sources to benchmark performance, identify risks, forecast trends and make recommendations.

“As opposed to discrete interactions, the provision of healthcare is moving to a model where information is transmitted and shared in real-time between individuals and caregivers,” explained Rajan. “Collaborative patient-centric disease management strategies and industry convergence will bridge the disconnect between various clinical specialties and transform care delivery models globally.”

Next-generation Healthcare — Global Advanced Medical Technologies 2014 is part of the Visionary Healthcare Growth Partnership Service program. This study analyzes trends impacting the future of healthcare delivery and market participants in the industry. The study looks strategically at some of the most significant transitions occurring in the industry and where future opportunities lie.

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

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Next-generation Healthcare — Global Advanced Medical Technologies 2014

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February 10, 2015 at 6:11 pm

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Affordable Funding Increase Can Save Three Million Lives Per Year From Cancer in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMICs) by 2030

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GENEVA, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

New data projects that US$18 billion increase in funding per year by the international community could result in a 30% reduction in cancer deaths in LMICs by 2030

On World Cancer Day 2015, leading global public health experts from the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) announce that millions of lives can be saved through affordable increases in the investment into cancer services throughout the world. Crucially:

  • Increased annual international community funding of US$18 billion globally could save three million lives per year by 2030 and many more in succeeding decades, through prevention, earlier detection and improved care for cancer patients
  • Increased funding will also provide pain relief to ease the deaths of millions who will die of cancer during this period
  • A tripling of tobacco taxes alone would raise tax revenue available to governments to US$400 billion annually and could encourage one-third of smokers to quit, according to today’s new figures.

More than eight million people a year die from cancer  of which more than 60% of those deaths occurred in low and middle-income countries, the majority in the middle-income segment, says Professor Tezer Kutluk, President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The absolute number of cancer cases in developing countries is set to rise dramatically because of population growth and ageing, so action must be taken now. Whilst the US$18 billionpackage is affordable for many countries, its unrealistic to expect the worlds poorest nations to contribute to this  investment without international support, stresses Prof. Kutluk.

Headline data presented at the World Cancer Congress[1] in December from DCP3, Cancer (Volume 3 of the third DCP edition[2]) calls on middle-income countries with the means to do so to increase spending on cancer by 2-5% of their health budgets. Low-income countries – where services are least developed, facilities largely absent and trained cancer experts few – will need support from the international community to build capacity, a process that is likely to take a decade or more.

The World Health Organization recommended “best buys” for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in 2011, including these cancer prevention interventions:

  • Tobacco taxation, regulation and control to reduce tobacco-related cancers
  • Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccination to prevent liver cancer
  • Screening and treatment for precancerous cervical lesions

DCP3 Cancer adds basic treatment and pain control interventions to this list, which together create an “essential package”:

  • HPV vaccination for adolescent girls to prevent cervical cancer
  • Pain control for advanced cancer
  • Treatment of selected paediatric cancers
  • Diagnosing and treating early-stage breast and colon cancers

These measures address high-burden cancers (cervical, breast and colon cancers), highly-curable cancers, (selected) paediatric cancers. All interventions are cost-effective, affordable in most middle-income countries (and attainable in low-income countries, with international assistance) and feasible within the 2030 timeframe.

It is not beyond us to prevent premature deaths from cancer, so we simply cannot sit back and continue to let the global burden grow On World Cancer Day 2015  we demand that the  international community unites to invest in improved cancer control interventions, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, urges Cary Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). “Feasible and affordable solutions exist across the entire spectrum of cancer such as increased tobacco control, earlier detection and treatment, plus access to life-saving  vaccination  programmes, which if implemented, will help to significantly reduce disease-based poverty and prevent millions of preventable deaths.

About World Cancer Day and the theme for 2015

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), its members, partners and the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. Under the tagline ‘Not beyond us’, World Cancer Day 2015 will take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within our reach.

For more information on how to get involved, please visit:

About the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

UICC unites the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda. UICC is the largest cancer-fighting organisation of its kind, with over 800 member organisations across 155 countries representing the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health, research institutes, treatment centres and patient groups.

For more information, please visit:

  1. World Cancer Congress, 3-6 December 2014:
  2. DCP3: Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition, Volume 6 Cancer. Chapter 1: Summary and Recommendations

Media contacts:

Leah Peyton
Tel: +44-208-392-8041 / +44-778-819-1434

Peter Donelan
Tel: +44-208-392-8057

Source: Union for International Cancer Control

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February 10, 2015 at 5:47 pm

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China’s Tier 1s Improve Their Infotainment Products and Capabilities says Strategy Analytics

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— Domestic and Foreign Tier 1s Broadening Their Infotainment Offerings to Meet Market Demands

BOSTON, Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — China’s domination of the global vehicle manufacturing marketplace, forecast to be the largest vehicle producing region in 2015 with production of 24.6 million units, is increasingly reflected in the shift of industry investment to the East. In 2017, China will overtake North America to become the number two OEM infotainment market. The fast growth of the automotive infotainment market in China is creating huge opportunities as well as significant challenges for Tier 1 infotainment suppliers. This rapid market growth means plenty of business for all. And China’s rapid growth has meant that many import OEMs have had to develop systems specifically for the Chinese market that reflect unique local market conditions, including human machine interfaces and vehicle connectivity. Strategy Analytics’ Automotive Multimedia and Communications Systems (AMCS) service’s report, titled China: Tier 1 Infotainment Supplier Overview, provides descriptions and analysis of 21 Tier 1 infotainment suppliers, illustrates their operations in China, identifies the major products they are providing to OEM customers, and discusses industry projects they’re involved with. For the major Tier 1s, the report also provides analysis of their respective business strategies and competitive positions.

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“As non-Chinese OEMs become involved in the entry-level market, it will make more sense for them to consider domestic Tier 1 suppliers since the major pressure in the entry level market will be cost,” said Kevin Li, Senior Analyst with Strategy Analytics’ Automotive Multimedia and Communications Systems service. “Meanwhile, domestic product quality is improving. Beyond this, domestic OEMs are penetrating the mid-range market, so the non-Chinese Tier 1 suppliers can also be involved in domestic OEMs’ business.”

The fast growth of the infotainment market in China is creating huge opportunities and significant challenges for Tier 1 infotainment suppliers. The rules of the game are changing rapidly with domestic suppliers and new arrivals from outside China competing and partnering on a wide range of projects. Further complicating the active development of the local market is the rapidly changing nature of in-vehicle infotainment, which is creating opportunities for new kinds of Tier 1 suppliers including wireless carriers, content providers and marketing companies — further challenging the traditional Tier 1 leaders, such as Continental, Harman, Panasonic, and Bosch.

“Chinese customers are looking for infotainment solutions that combine high quality, reliable technology, and reasonable cost,” said Richard Robinson, Director for Strategy Analytics’ Automotive Multimedia and Communications Systems service. “Rising complexity and the need to deploy solutions in shorter timeframes to meet consumer demands are driving the need for more flexible solutions. Tier 1 suppliers need to meet these expectations in order to provide infotainment solutions that deliver great in-vehicle experiences.”

About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success.

Contact in China: Kevin Li, +44-1908-423667,

European Contact: Richard Robinson, +44-1908-423646,

US Contact: Roger Lanctot, +1-617-614-0714,
Source: Strategy Analytics

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February 10, 2015 at 5:36 pm

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HOOQ, Asia’s video-on-demand service, debuts in the Philippines in partnership with Globe Telecom

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-HOOQ offers over 10,000 blockbuster movies & TV series

MANILA, Philippines  /PRNewswire/ — Just one week after its establishment, HOOQ, Asia’s video-on-demand service, announced that it will kick off in the Philippines from late February in partnership with Globe Telecom.

Filipinos first in Asia to get access to extensive Hollywood and local content with Globe Telecom and HOOQ
Filipinos first in Asia to get access to extensive Hollywood and local content with Globe Telecom and HOOQ

HOOQ, a start-up joint venture between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros. Entertainment, will enable customers of Globe Telecom to enjoy unlimited online streaming access and an offline viewing option to top Hollywood and Filipino movie and television content, via any device including computers, smartphones and tablets.

Extensive Hollywood and local content

Filipinos can look forward to more than 10,000 movies and television episodes and TV shows including titles from partners Sony and Warner Bros. Customers can watch Hollywood movies such as Harry Potter, Spider-Man and Inception, while enjoying popular TV series such as Gossip Girl, Friends and Smallville.

Local film and TV content will also be available through partnerships with the country’s top studios, such as GMA, Viva Communications, Regal Entertainment, and ABS-CBN.  Customers can watch local high-grossing films such as Metro Manila, A Secret Affair, Shake Rattle and Roll and Ang Tanging Ina, as well as classics including Dyesebel, Bagets and Bituing Walang Ningning. Highly-rated TV shows like My Husband’s Lover, Mulawin, Tayong Dalawa and Mara Clara will also be available anytime and anywhere.

“Across the emerging economies, people have amazing stories and love stories. However, a few billion people have no quality way of seeing the best stories from Hollywood or their local market.  HOOQ will change that.  HOOQ will change the way people in emerging markets consume and enjoy entertainment,” said HOOQ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Peter G. Bithos. “The Philippines is a natural first market for us. Filipinos’ dual love of local and Hollywood content combined with their  digital savviness makes the Philippines a perfect place for us to start,” he added.

The former Globe Telecom Chief Operating Advisor, Mr Bithos also announced its first distribution partnership. “Our partnership with Globe Telecom, the leader in digital partnerships in the Philippines, helps us bring Philippine customers a premium video service and new form of entertainment that combines the best ofHollywood, Asian and Philippine video content across all devices,” Mr Bithos said.

Globe Telecom’s customers first to get HOOQ at P199 per month

According to a Nielsen report in 2014, viewing online video content has become a pastime for digital consumers in the Philippines, with 85% watching at least weekly, the second highest in the region. The same report also revealed that 7 in 10 digital consumers in the country report watching TV content and movies via online sources such as video-on-demand, the second highest penetration of internet TV in the region at 71%.

“Now more than ever, Filipinos consider connectivity as an essential part of their daily lives. Our customers, whether prepaid, postpaid, or broadband, are increasingly embracing an always-on world where they expect a wonderful experience from innovative and engaging data and content offers. Right now, we are in the best position to offer this type of service as the leader in enabling the digital lifestyle of Filipinos and the number one network for smartphones. To meet their needs, we see the video-on-demand services offered by HOOQ as a critical offering representing the future of the industry. Now that consumers have access to a variety of international and local content, entertainment will now be more personal, and with Globe, this means experiencing it with the highest quality,” said Mr. Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe Telecom.

Recognising the value that video-on-demand services deliver to consumers, Globe Telecom will provide its customers with the ability to download HOOQ, which will soon be available to customers on a plan-based service for Philippine Peso 199 per month for access to thousands of movies, far more affordable than buying a ticket for just one movie. It will also be offered as a bundled service with the telco’s GoSURF and Tattoo broadband services.

HOOQ enhances digital lifestyles

“Following the launch in the Philippines, HOOQ will be rolled out across Asia soon. The rapid adoption of connected devices means more people in Asia are able to access the Internet anywhere and at any time, driving demand for compelling content that enhances their digital lives,” said Mr Jonathan Auerbach, Singtel CEO Group Digital Life. “HOOQ is set to change the way people across the region consume and enjoy entertainment.”

Mr. George Chien, Executive Vice President, Networks at Sony Pictures Television, said: “We share the excitement of offering entertainment fans across Asia access to high quality video services directly to their mobile devices. HOOQ provides a unique combination of Hollywood and local favorites while providing a high-quality viewing experience they’ve come to expect in today’s digital world.”

Mr. Anuraj Goonetilleke, Vice President Corporate Business Development and Strategy at Warner Bros. Digital Distribution said: “We’re very excited about the launch of our joint video-on-demand business across Asia, starting with the Philippines.  Providing world-class content to Asia’s entertainment fans will meet a voracious appetite for new and classic videos and TV episodes on-demand.”

The service will also be accessible to all customers in the Philippines through its website — Through, customers can watch videos of their choice and pay for the subscription by credit card.

About HOOQ
HOOQ is a regional video-on-demand subscription service by Singtel, Sony and Warner Bros. HOOQ will deliver over 10,000 Hollywood blockbusters and popular local programmes to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling them to stream and download their favourite shows on their device or platform of choice. For more information, visit

About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services.  Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel who are acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region.  For more information, visit  Follow Globe Telecom on Facebook at and Tatoo as well as on Twitter @enjoyglobe and @choosetattoo and Instagram at @enjoyglobe and @choosetattoo.

About Singtel
Singtel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. The Group has presence in Asia and Africa with over 500 million mobile customers in 25 countries, including Bangladesh, India,Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. It also has a vast network of offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe andthe United States.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to

About Warner Bros. Entertainment
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, the fully integrated, broad-based studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, video games, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting.

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Source: Globe Telecom

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February 10, 2015 at 5:31 pm

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Over 7000 Industry Professionals and Leading Companies in Water to Converge at Water Philippines 2015

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MANILA, Philippines, Jan. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Widely recognised as the Philippines No.1 International Water Sanitation, Industrial Wastewater Treatment & Purification Event, 2015 will see the third staging of Water Philippines being held at the SMX Convention Centre, Pasay City in the Philippines, from March 25 – 27 March 2015. Hosted and supported by Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA), Water Philippines 2015 will be a state-of-the-art event in water and wastewater treatment with distinctive features that will integrate and focus on creating liveable solutions for a changing world by bringing together global leaders in business, government, international organisations and research institutes.
Full house Conference by Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) at Water Philippines 2013
Full house Conference by Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) at Water Philippines 2013

“This year’s event is set to present a wide range of services, technologies, systems, purification processes and equipment for the Integrated Water and Wastewater Industry by over 300 exhibitors from 28 countries. Water Philippines 2015 will be featuring a number of country pavilions such as The United States, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Germany and Japan as well as first time participation from Thailand, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), showcasing its truly international water event in the Philippines,” as emphasised by Mr. M. Gandhi, the Managing Director of ASEAN Business, UBM Asia. A large number of industry-leading companies have expressed their confidence in Water Philippines and they will be presenting the latest cutting-edge technologies and exchange information.

In a press briefing, it was reported that water-related disasters are one of the most critical problems in the Philippines. The country could also face severe water shortages by 2025. Furthermore, the Philippines is one of the many countries in the Asia Pacific that is currently experiencing a serious lack of water security. These are only some of the problems. Thus, it is crucial to ensure that equitable services of water are provided across the country. The challenges faced by the Philippines however is a huge business opportunity to improve the situation in the country. Therefore, Water Philippines 2015 is proud to serve as an excellent and comprehensive business platform for the international water industry.

One of the highlights of the event and the latest feature of Water Philippines 2015, “Pipes and Tubings”, is a dedicated platform for industry experts to display sophisticated products from around the world specifically on these two products. It is intended to serve as a cross-border business bridge that can help both suppliers and consumers to acquire international market information, observe industrial trends and build distribution channels.

Held in conjunction with Water Philippines, a Conference will be specially organised by the Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA), Mr Roger Borja, the President stated:

“The Philippine Water Works Association (PWWA) is pleased to welcome once again all delegates and fellow industry professionals to the Water Philippines 2015 Conference, held in conjunction with the Water Philippines 2015 Expo. This conference, with the theme of, ‘Securing, Shaping and Greening our Water Future Through Innovation’, offers a full range of technical papers to be presented and discussed by foreign and local experts. The staging of these events will also provide a bridge between the Philippines and the international water community to forge closer relations and cooperation.”

A diverse field of visitors that attended Water Philippines in 2013 proved that it attracted a wide ranging audience to attract and hence, more business development that could be attained by any water-related organisations. This is known as a place to gain knowledge and keep updated on the emerging trends of the water and wastewater industry in the Philippines.

Kindly contact Ms. Airin Rushdi at +603-2176-8788 / email: or Mr. Michael Blancas at +632-886-0348 / email: for further enquiries.

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UBM is also the organiser of the globally renowned Asia Water & Wastewater Industry Show Series across ASEAN countries – AsiaWater, VietWater, Thai Water and MyanmarWater.

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1. About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

2. About UBM plc (

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events via online and print providing them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional communities from doctors to game developers, journalists to jewellery traders, farmers to pharmacists. Our 6,500 staff members in more than 40 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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February 10, 2015 at 5:27 pm

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Hawksford Group Expands Asian Corporate Presence With Move Into Hong Kong

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ST HELIER, Jersey, Feb. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hawksford Group is expanding its presence in Asia, with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong. The office, specialising in corporate services, will cater for clients online as Hawksford –

The move follows the successful launch into Singapore last year, when the group bought Janus Corporate Solutions, and is part of a wider strategy to grow the company into an internationally recognised corporate, funds and private client company.

“When Hawksford expanded into Asia, it was only natural to start with Singapore and to cater for the ever-growing market interest by HNWIs in Asia. The next obvious place to expand to in the region is Hong Kong,” said Jacqueline Low, Chief Operating Officer of Hawksford in Asia. “Both are business and tax-friendly jurisdictions. Our first year inSingapore has been extremely successful and we aim to use a similar approach in Hong Kong that was used for the growth and success of the Singapore business.”

“Hawksford is an international business that is committed to offering our clients the highest quality services in the locations they choose,” commented Maxine Rawlins, Chief Executive Officer, Hawksford Group. “Hawksford has significantly invested in and expanded its corporate services offering in recent years, and it is an important strategic foundation of the company. We look forward to further growing our corporate service and presence in Asia.”

The Hong Kong office, which was formerly a small arm of Janus, will be headed up by Julie Chu. Ms Chu has more than 20 years’ experience in company secretarial and corporate administration roles. Her most recent position was as director of a large corporate secretarial services firm.

“There is a fantastic opportunity in Hong Kong to grow Hawksford’s business and I am confident that we will do that. I am looking forward to taking up my post as general manager and providing the top level service to clients that Hawksford is known for,” she said.

Ms Chu is an associate member of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). She has a professional diploma in English for Business Communication, a higher national diploma in Business and Finance and a diploma in Personal Secretarial Skills.

In the last four years Hawksford has completed the acquisitions of Key Trust and Trustcorp Jersey Limited in Jersey and has established a presence in Switzerland and the Middle East.

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About Hawksford Group: 

About Hawksford 

Twitter: @HawksfordGroup

Hawksford is an independent and award-winning corporate, private client and funds business. Hawksford offers trusts, companies, foundations, partnerships, family offices, investment fund administration, succession planning and employee solutions.

Hawksford has operating capabilities in Jersey, British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore,Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates and is actively seeking expansion into countries that will add further value to clients

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February 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm

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How Competitive is the South American Pulp Industry?

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HONG KONG, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Tissue World is Getting Ready to Kick-Off in Brazil – One of the Fastest-Growing Tissue markets in the World!

Pulp production and exports in 2013
Pulp production and exports in 2013

South America and Brazil in particular can count on an extremely competitive paper and pulp industry which could threaten the pulp mills in the Northern Hemisphere. In fact, large, new mills will continue to be built in in the region due to their attractive position on the world cost curve, and to better serve their primary export markets in Europe, China and USA. Concurrently, Latin America is projected to absorb 16% of the global tissue market growth of the next ten years, second only to China.

Incidentally, a month ago, alongside a host of co-operation agreements in the region China pledged to increase trade with Latin America to US$500bn and to invest upwards of US$250bn over the next decade, thus spurring frictions with the USA in a race to secure the greatest influence in Latin America.

During 20 – 22 May 2015 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo these burning topics and more will be debated at the launching event of Tissue World in South America, the only event exclusively dedicated to the tissue industry in the region. Come join the discourse!

The Conference:

GOING GLOBAL – Towards sustainable tissue and pulp production to Meet Regional and International Market Demands

Dedicated Conference Sessions Catering to the Entire Value Chain of Tissue Industry:

  • Overhaul of South American Economic Climate and Market Opportunities

The session will examine how South America’s geo-political and socio-economic factors impact the export and sales of tissue related products.

  • Sustainable Tissue pulp production, Resource Optimization and Reducing Environmental Impact

In the light of growing environmental impact on Brazilian forest and pulp sector, the session will offer insights on optimal use of resources, analyzing high-value added applications for bio-based products, minimizing water and energy consumption in pulp production, availability of environmental-friendly raw materials, and productivity improvements in entire tissue manufacturing process, moving towards minimum impact mills, and more..

  • Tissue Retail and Distribution Forum 

A recent successful launch by Tissue World – TRIF has already become a popular forum where consumer-centric strategies are discussed by experts to enlighten the tissue retailers and distributors on increasing sales and understanding consumers in different markets.

  • Yankee Dryer Optimization — Design & Technology Seminar

With increasing demand placed on Yankee Dryer — heart of tissue machine performance, for producing greater quantities of tissue at higher quality, this session will showcase latest innovative technologies to optimize Yankee performance.

  • Maintenance and Reliability Symposium

Hosted by SKF, the forum will feature presentations by mills and suppliers on providing unrivaled insights on integration of operations and maintenance groups for improved performance and reduced costs.

Come join the discourse at the first edition of Tissue World Sao Paulo!

Contact Person: Ivan Ferrari
Phone Number: +65-6592-0886

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February 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm

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