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Shiv Nadar University Celebrates its First Convocation

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DADRI, India, /PRNewswire/ — Shiv Nadar University (SNU), a comprehensive, multidisciplinary research university set up by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, celebrated the University’s first convocation on Saturday. Raj Reddy, Moza Bint Nasser University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics in the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University and Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India, attended the Convocation as the Guests of Honor and addressed the gathering. The Convocation was attended by members from academia, industry bodies and government, media, along with SNU faculty, students and parents.

Dr S N Balakrishnan, Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University said, “This is a proud moment for the University as we celebrate the success of our first batch of students who are on their way to join some of the best organisations and institutions in the world. Our unique multidisciplinary curriculum and research focus complemented by four years of relentless effort and hard work of the faculty, staff and students have launched the University on its path of excellence. Our present success is only a benchmark for us to raise the bar and set higher standards of excellence in higher education in the country.

Thirty one students from the Class of 2015 have been selected for higher studies by some of the world’s leading universities like Cornell, Columbia, New York University, Dartmouth, Delhi School of Economics andGeorgetown University. 95% of the first graduating class have been recruited by prestigious organizations likeAmazon, PWC, Cognizant, Tata, L&T, Shapoorji Pallonji, Dell and Schenider, among others.

A total of 295 degrees were awarded at the SNU Annual Convention to students who have successfully completed Bachelors and Masters degree- and Diploma programs in the Academic Session 2014-15. The University also handed out Medals to Toppers of first batch.

SNU also awarded Honorary Doctoral Degrees to three stalwarts in their respective fields – Fakir Chand Kohli, who is hailed as the father of the Indian IT industry; Sayed Haider Raza, one of India’s greatest icons of modern and contemporary art and Dr Ashoke Sen, a world-renowned theoretical physicist.

Launched in 2011, SNU has grown considerably in scale and scope. The University currently has 1,800 students pursuing degrees across four schools: School of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, School of Engineering, and School of Management & Entrepreneurship. SNU has recently launched a fifth school, the School of Extended Education and Professional Development.

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November 9, 2015 at 4:25 pm

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Focus on Growth Markets Generates Strong Year-End Results for Rohde & Schwarz

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MUNICH, /PRNewswire/ — Rohde & Schwarz has successfully closed fiscal year 2014/2015. Order income was 6.1 percent higher than in the previous year, with revenue up 4.1 percent. With its advanced technologies and trailblazing products, the electronics group was able to maintain its leading market position. Business development focused on test and measurement and secure communications. In addition, the group substantially expanded its cybersecurity activities.

In the 2014/15 fiscal year (July to June), Rohde & Schwarz increased its order income to more than EUR 1.9 billion and generated approx. EUR 1.83 billion in revenue. At the end of the fiscal year, the company had around 9,900 employees, as compared with 9,800 a year earlier.

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November 9, 2015 at 4:24 pm

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The G2A ‘Face Palm’ T-Shirt That Would Not Die

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RZESZOW, Poland, LONDON and HONG KONG, /PRNewswire/ —

These scenes happened on 31st October 2015 at the World Championships EU LCS, at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany.

Use of the G2A logo was banned at this e-sport event but fans turned out in force to show their support for G2A, as some people sported the famous “Face Palm” G2A T-Shirt and others wore G2A hoodies. Still others gave away G2A Gift cards.

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November 9, 2015 at 4:23 pm

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Johnny Rockets Opens New Restaurant In Quezon City, Philippines

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ALISO VIEJO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ — Johnny Rockets has opened its doors and welcomed the community to its new restaurant in Quezon City, Philippines, located in the Ayala Fairview Terraces Mall. Johnny Rockets is known for its world famous fresh, cooked-to-order hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and hand-spun shakes.

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“Residents and guests in the Philippines seek a dining experience that places emphasis on quality food and service,” said Dr. Amable Aguiluz IX, franchise owner of the Quezon City Johnny Rockets. “With its all-American fare and friendly service, Johnny Rockets is unlike any other restaurant concept in the area. We have seen great success with our current Johnny Rockets locations in Quezon City, which has provided us the opportunity to expand our presence further in the area. We look forward to providing the mall’s shoppers with a unique dining experience that is complete with our fun, upbeat environment.”

Dr. Aguiluz currently operates five Johnny Rockets in the Philippines, including the new Ayala Fairview Terraces Mall location. These restaurants are part of Dr. Aguiluz’s plan to open 10 Johnny Rockets over the course of 15 years. The Ayala Fairview Terraces Mall restaurant marks Dr. Aguiluz’s third Johnny Rockets in Quezon City, which is the Philippines’ most populated city. In addition to those locations, Dr. Aguiluz operates Johnny Rockets in Mandaluyong, in the upscale lifestyle and shopping destination Shangri-La Plaza, and in Malay, on the popular resort island Boracay.

The Ayala Fairview Terraces Mall Johnny Rockets is located in the mall’s activity center area. The restaurant is approximately 1,216 sq. ft. and can seat 36 guests.

About Johnny Rockets
Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant franchise that offers high quality, innovative menu items including fresh, never frozen 100 percent beef cooked-to-order hamburgers, Veggie Boca® burger, chicken sandwiches, crispy fries and rich, delicious hand-spun shakes and malts. This dynamic lifestyle brand offers friendly service and upbeat music contributing to the chain’s signature atmosphere of relaxed, casual fun. Founded in 1986, Johnny Rockets has changed the way people perceive burgers, shakes and more. Not confined to any decade or era, Johnny Rockets combines the best elements from a century of American dining history to create an experience and menu that are relevant today…and will be, for decades to come.

Brought to the Philippines by Dr. Amable Aguiluz IX, Johnny Rockets Philippines is happily serving its customers at five different locations in Quezon City, Malay Aklan and Mandaluyong City.

Each year, Johnny Rockets serves 17 million Hamburgers, 11.3 million soda pops, 8.3 million Shakes and Malts, 8 million pounds of Fries, 2.1 million orders of Onion Rings and 815,000 gallons of ice cream. Johnny Rockets operates more than 340 franchise and corporate locations in 26 countries around the world. For more information, visit

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November 9, 2015 at 3:23 pm

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DHL Wins Best Practice Leadership in Energy Management at 2015 Sustainable Business Awards Singapore for the second year

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-DHL’s innovative environmental protection program has made it the industry leader in sustainable logistics

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — DHL, the world’s leading international logistics services provider, has been awarded ‘Best Practice Leadership in Energy Management’ at the 2015 Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) Singapore, marking the second time DHL has been recognized with the award.

Organized by Global Initiatives and PricewaterhouseCoopers, SBA recognizes organizations that demonstrate excellence in business sustainability efforts. In the Energy Management category, finalists are judged based on processes and activities that reduce energy bills, improve reliability and minimize pollution and emissions.

DHL was once again recognized for its GoGreen program, made up of a range of regional and global initiatives to reduce the impact of logistics and supply chain processes on the environment. To date, Deutsche Post DHL Group, the parent company of DHL, has achieved a 23% improvement in its carbon efficiency against its 2007 baseline. This marks a continuous improvement in the area of carbon efficiency and yet another big step towards achieving the Group’s goal of improving the carbon efficiency of its operations by 30% by the year 2020 as compared to 2007.

Jerry Hsu, CEO DHL Express Asia Pacific said: “Despite trade volumes growing by 10% last year, DHL Express has managed to maintain its track record of improving carbon efficiency and setting the bar for sustainable logistics in the region. By combining innovative environmental solutions like electric vehicle fleets with baseline targets in areas such as consumption of renewable power, we have been able to remain well on track to meeting our 2020 target of improving carbon efficiency by 30% compared to 2007 levels.”

The jury also recognized DHL for its leadership in sustainability, which is demonstrated through its green service portfolio such as the DHL Carbon Dashboard, an IT application that provides customers substantial information on emission sources from their supply chain. The new 2.0 version launched in 2014 helps logistics decision makers to identify carbon emission pain points and cost improvement areas regarding decisions on transport modes and freight density.

Kelvin Leung, CEO DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, said: “At DHL, we feel a keen duty to lead the market when it comes to embracing sustainability and environmental efficiency measures that create greater value for customers, partners, and communities. This not only shows in how we approach environmental sustainability from an internal perspective, but also with our GoGreen service portfolio. Through the DHL Carbon Dashboard or with our use of ‘Green Carrier Scorecards’ for our subcontractors in air and ocean freight, we make a point to lead the industry by example when it comes to building awareness and practical action on improved sustainability.”

Oscar de Bok, CEO, DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific said: “Environmental protection is clearly an important priority for our stakeholders, and one which we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to tackle in our end-to-end management of supply chains the world over. Innovation is critical to accomplishing this: collaborations like the Green Transformation Lab, set up by DHL and the Singapore Management University in 2013, increasingly inform how we structure our sustainability efforts to apply throughout the supply chain, not just to its segmented parts.”

DHL was also recognized for its leading role in the creation of the sustainability industry platform Green Freight Asia, a non-profit industry-led network focused on driving sustainable road freight in Asia Pacific to ultimately improve fuel efficiency, reduce CO2e emissions and lower logistics costs across the entire supply chain.

DHL’s GoGreen program is one of the three programs of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s ‘Living Responsibility’ strategy. Each of the programs addresses distinct environmental and social issues, such as protecting the environment (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and improving educational opportunity and employability (GoTeach). Complementing the Group’s Living Responsibility programs is its annual Global Volunteer Day aimed at encouraging employees to donate some of their free time, energy and expertise for the good of the environment and communities in which they live. In addition to employees’ hands-on support on Global Volunteer Day, Deutsche Post DHL Group also offers the Living Responsibility Fund which provides financial support to local charitable projects that employees are involved in.

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DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. DHL’s family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With more than 325,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, they connect people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including e-commerce, technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 56 billion euros in 2014.

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November 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm

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Sasol, Partners Awarded On- and Offshore Blocks in Mozambique’s 5th Licensing Bid Round

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JOHANNESBURG, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ —

Sasol has confirmed that two of its three applications in Mozambique’s 5th Licensing Round were successful.

Sasol (70% interest, operator) and Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), the state oil company (30% carried interest), were awarded the onshore Area PT5-C, which is 3,012 square kilometres, adjacent to the Pande and Temane fields.

Sasol’s commitment to Mozambique began well over a decade ago, when the Pande/Temane natural gas project was developed, in partnership with Companhia Mocambicana de Hidrocarbonetos S.A and the International Finance Corporation.

The other successful bid was for Area A5-A, which is 5,145 square kilometres, situated in the offshore Angoche Basin. In this block, Eni will act as operator (34%), with Sasol and Statoil holding 25.5% each and ENH holding a 15% carried stake.

“Together with our bid partners, we welcome the opportunity to further participate in the growth and development of Mozambique, the heartland of our upstream operations. The country has been, and continues to be, a strategic partner for Sasol,” said David Constable, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sasol Limited.

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Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company that leverages the talent and expertise of approximately 31 000 people working in 37 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity.

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November 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm

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InterCall Clinches Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Conferencing and Collaboration Services Product Line Strategy Leadership Award for 2015

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — InterCall®, a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world’s largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, announced today that it has been conferred the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Conferencing and Collaboration Services Product Line Strategy Leadership Award for 2015. Recipients are chosen after Frost & Sullivan analysts independently evaluate vendor revenues, revenue growth and market share.

“We are humbled to receive another Asia Pacific honour from Frost & Sullivan, our sixth in eight years,” said Shaun Wormald, Senior Director, Unified Communications, InterCall Asia Pacific. “As the largest conferencing and collaboration services provider in the world we know what it takes to help businesses in the Asia Pacific region stay in touch with the right people, wherever they are. This award reflects our commitment to help organizations succeed in an ever-evolving environment and gives us added impetus to facilitate communications, collaboration and innovation as we move closer to the emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community.”

“Building from our ecosystem-based solution portfolio, we have founded our unified communications strategy on the ‘user experience’.  By identifying the end user requirements and then building the technology to deliver on those requirements, we believe we can provide the most effective UC solution while minimizing learning curve and maximizing ROI,” said Christopher Franke, Head of UC strategy, InterCall Asia Pacific.

“InterCall is the dominant market share leader in the Asia Pacific conferencing and collaboration services market. The company has established a solid customer base among multinational companies and local Asian enterprises with over 10 years of experience in Asia,” said Jessie Yu, Industry Manager, Asia Pacific ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan.

“Responding to a changing landscape where customers are looking for a unified and integrated communication experience across applications and devices, InterCall used a customer-centric mindset to create differentiated ecosystems based on their propriety services and solutions from leading providers including Cisco, Microsoft and Google, which drive adoption and loyalty,” Yu added.

InterCall supports organizations and conference leaders around the world today and is focused on empowering people to share ideas quickly, easily and at any time. The company’s easy-to-use collaboration tools are integrated with technologies customers use everyday, including support for the applications and mobile-first work styles that dominate in the Asia Pacific region.

The award was presented to InterCall at a gala dinner for the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards, held in Singapore on October 15, 2015. For more information on the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards, please visit their site. To learn more about how InterCall can help your business, please go to

About InterCall
InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation, is the largest conference and collaborations service provider in the world, and a leading provider of global cloud-based unified communications services. Founded in 1991, InterCall offers telephony, messaging, conferencing and collaboration tools for businesses of all sizes, from large global enterprises to small or regional companies. With a global footprint and broad service capabilities, InterCall’s flexible models for hosted, managed and on-premises communication services help companies get the most out of their business processes. For more information, please visit

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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November 9, 2015 at 2:06 pm

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HCL Technologies Acquires CRM Services Provider PowerObjects

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-Acquisition will accelerate HCL’s growth in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and strengthen its position as a Digital Services Provider

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and MINNEAPOLIS, /PRNewswire/ — HCL Technologies, a leading global IT services provider, announced today that it has acquired Minneapolis-based PowerObjects – a leading North American provider of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. This will bolster HCL’s global applications business, which offers transformational programs and complex application management for a myriad of clients’ technology landscapes.

PowerObjects is a professional services firm completely focused on providing service, support, education and add-ons for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The company has won Microsoft’s prestigious ‘Partner of the Year’ award three of the last four years and is one of Microsoft’s leading partners for Dynamics CRM.

This acquisition enables HCL to take advantage of the rapidly-growing global CRM industry, as Microsoft Dynamics is one of the fastest growing CRM products in the market. At a growth rate of 13.3% in 2014, Gartner Inc. has projected that CRM will be a $36 billion worldwide market by 2017 and will grow faster than any other enterprise software category, as businesses look to build upon long-term customer relationships. Within the CRM market, Microsoft Dynamics CRM outpaced market growth at 21.7% growth in 2014. Adding PowerObjects to HCL’s portfolio further aligns HCL’s growth strategy with Microsoft’s ambition to reinvent productivity and business processes, deepening the relationship between HCL and Microsoft.

“Together, HCL and PowerObjects will now offer one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics practices in North America,” said Greg Palesano, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Application Services. “The acquisition reinforces our commitment to helping clients who rely on Microsoft as a strategic platform. We look forward to combining our global scale with PowerObjects’ capability and expertise to build a world-class Microsoft Dynamics CRM business positioned to capture the growing opportunities in the CRM services market.”

“We are excited that HCL will carry on the PowerObjects heritage of innovation,” said Dean Jones, CEO of PowerObjects. “As clients attempt to grow their revenues by improving their CRM processes and technologies, we believe that blending our teams and areas of expertise will result in increasingly transformational products and services.”

“As companies look for new and more effective ways to engage their customers, technology plays an important role in enabling them to gain greater insights, become more responsive and create business value,” said Susan Hauser, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise and Partner Group, Microsoft. “HCL and PowerObjects are well positioned to help drive business transformation by helping companies intelligently engage with their customers.”

As part of the acquisition, the existing leadership team of PowerObjects will remain in place and no workforce changes are planned. The total cash consideration for this transaction is approximately $46 million, including contingent payments subject to certain financial milestones. PowerObjects had trailing twelve-month revenues of approximately $37 million as of September 30, 2015. Over 250 PowerObjects employees will be welcomed into the HCL family.


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November 9, 2015 at 2:04 pm

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beautyexpo Closes with An Increase In Visitor Numbers

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, /PRNewswire/ — The 15th edition of the largest beauty show in Malaysia, beautyexpo, closed last week with a 6% increase in visitor numbers compared to the previous year. beautyexpo was held from 16-19 October 2015 at KL Convention centre attracting close to 25,000 visitors and occupying 10,000sqm of exhibition space. “Against the backdrop of challenging global economic conditions, the significant turnout and participation from exhibitors is a strong reflection on how strong the beauty industry is in Malaysia,” said M. Gandhi, Managing Director, UBM Asia, ASEAN Business. “beautyexpo will continue to grow in strength and be the annual meeting point for all beauty industry professionals,” he said.

Visitor numbers were up 7% from the previous year at beautyexpo
Visitor numbers were up 7% from the previous year at beautyexpo
beautyexpo raised over 3,000MYR for the Budimas Foundation with their charity haircut initiative: Beauty with a Soul
beautyexpo raised over 3,000MYR for the Budimas Foundation with their charity haircut initiative: Beauty with a Soul

Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud, CEO, Matrade, inaugurated the show and presented a token of appreciation to all supporting associations including TAITRA, Spa & Wellness Association Singapore, CTFA, SMITA and AMSPA including guest speakers, renowned philanthropist Datin Winnie Loo and Dr. Aarthi Francis. “The beauty industry has huge potential as a revenue earner and thus it is time for Malaysia to boost its participation in this sector,” said Dato’ Dzulkifli. The four day show offered a wide variety of events, demonstrations, seminars as well as the APHCA Hair and Make competition with the Top Academy Award won by Snips Academy College of Creative Arts who walked away with the top cash prize of 5,000MYR. Celebrity hair stylists Michael Poh and Alex Lim once again delighted the crowds with their spectacular performances and catwalk choreography and showcased the latest hair trends. Sense and Style Beauty Academy also presented their makeup & nail competition entitled: Alive with Colours. Graduates of the academy took part to unveil their latest creations and showcase their work atbeautyexpo.

To commemorate the 15th anniversary of beautyexpo, Beauty with a Soul was launched. The charitable initiative was supported by award winning stylists who offered visitors a free trim in exchange for a donation. Over 3,000 MYR was raised in a few hours and all proceeds went to the Budimas Charitable Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, providing the well-being of orphans and underprivileged children in Malaysia. “We hope that through this collaboration with beautyexpo, public will be more aware of that many children out there are still suffering and need our help to improve their living environment,” said Anne Rajasaikaran, Principal Officer, The Budimas Charitable Foundation.

Despite a challenging economy business was still the main focus at beautyexpo. Exhibitors reported excellent results and high satisfaction. Their expectation of meeting new prospective customers was widely met thanks to the business matchmaking service and strong networking opportunities. Gloria Tan, President, Spa & Wellness Association, Singapore commented: “We find beautyexpo to be one of the Best Shows in this region. SWAS has been leading the Singapore pavilion to participate in this show for more than 8 years and the feedback from most of the exhibitors has been positive. As Malaysia remains a major market for many Singapore companies, we are convinced that this show is one of the best trading platform for Singapore exhibitors to continue to engage this mammoth market.”

The 16th edition of beautyexpo will be held from 14-17 October 2016 at the KL Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

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Beautyexpo and AES Expo is organised by UBM Asia and Interexpo

About UBM Asia Ltd


Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 19 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia. As Asia’s leading exhibition organiser, we stage the leading events of their kind across the region. Our 200 events, 24 publications and 16 vertical portals serve over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant market news and industry trends, and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have over 1,500 staff in 25 major cities across Asia.

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November 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm

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Philips Awarded Three Frost & Sullivan Excellence Awards for Visionary Healthcare Innovation and Performance

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) a diversified health and well-being company announced today that the company has been awarded three industry awards in South East Asia, recognizing Philips’ relentless efforts in driving outstanding performance, continued strength and innovation in healthcare business.

The three awards received by Philips are Asia Pacific Patient Monitoring Company of the Year, Indonesia Telehealth Company of the Year and Asia Pacific Telehealth Company of the Year, all awarded by the Frost & Sullivan’s industry analyst team.

Asia Pacific Patient Monitoring Company of the Year Award

“Philips Healthcare is a leader in the Asia Pacific Patient Monitoring market driven primarily by its commitment to solution innovation, customer centricity and improving patient outcomes. Patient monitoring solutions are tailored for all care areas. Through Clinical and Technical expert teams, Philips meets specific hospital needs and customer expectations. Philips focuses on solutions that support clinical decisions and improve workflow to help clinicians enhance patient care, manage resources and control costs. The company’s leading position is underpinned by their dedication to continuously expand its solution portfolio, integrate with hospital IT systems, environmental considerations and provide comprehensive services. As a result, Philips Healthcare is a brand recognised in the patient monitoring market for its innovation, quality, reliability and customer care services,” said Lee Chee Lip, Research Analyst, Best Practices Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan.

The Philips patient monitoring portfolio provides actionable, care-specific information and is an end to end enterprise monitoring and patient care solutions portfolio, focusing on the needs of a patient and improvement of caregiver workflows. Through the solutions, caregivers have advanced clinical decision support applications and advanced informatics solutions that provide improved patient care while focusing in major caregiver challenges such as the management of alarms in their high acuity sectors.

“The flexibility offered with Philips patient monitoring solutions and customer service support programs increases our customer’s cost-effectiveness and provides viable and sustainable device support throughout the solutions lifetime. This helps to provide meaningful information to clinicians, administrators, and patients,” said Bidur Dhaul, Business Head of Philips ASEAN Pacific Patient Care and Monitoring Systems. “We are honored to receive this award from Frost & Sullivan for recognizing the success of our efforts in the Patient monitoring solutions space.”

Indonesia Telehealth Company of the Year Award & Asia Pacific Telehealth Company of the Year Award

Philip’s Mobile Obstetrics Monitoring (MOM) was piloted in Indonesia with the Indonesian Reproduction Science Institute (IRSI) at Bundamedik hospital group, providing expectant mothers with enhanced care to help address maternal mortality a top priority for Indonesia. The one year pilot that awarded Philips with Indonesia Tele-health Company of the Year Award took place with 656 pregnant women and showcased how this solution helps to unite information and action to identify and manage high-risk pregnancies by bringing care to where it’s urgently needed primary health centers and patient homes. MOM empowers community caregivers to capture vital information during home visits, enabling antenatal risk stratification, diagnostic assistance, and progress assessment through mobile applications.

Philips was also presented Asia Pacific Telehealth Company of the Year Award for launching the first tele-health program for heart failure patients in Singapore. The dedicated pilot study integrates three key elements, tele-monitoring, tele-education, and tele-care support via the EH Alliance’s Health Management Unit (HMU) nurse tele-carers in Changi General Hospital (CGH). These help engage heart failure patients to better take care of their health, helping to reduce the risk of hospitalization and premature death.

These are examples of how Philips achieves effective levels of healthcare engagement with targeted and well-managed introduction of the latest healthcare technology solutions. They also acknowledge the company’s ongoing commitment and relentless effort to deliver meaningful innovations in order to improve individuals’ lives throughout the region  bridging the hospital to home, better connecting the healthcare system and empowering patients to better manage their conditions.

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About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 106,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at

About Frost & Sullivan 

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

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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November 9, 2015 at 12:46 pm

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