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The Royal Navy Adopts iXBlue’s Inertial Technology

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-The Royal Navy has selected iXBlue’s high-grade MARINS M7 to upgrade the navigation systems of 35 major surface vessels and submarines through the award of a 5-year contract to Lockheed Martin UK, iXBlue’s strategic partner.

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, France /PRNewswire/ — iXBlue, a leading global player in navigation and positioning solutions, is providing 70 MARINS M7 to equip 35 Royal Navy major surface ships and submarines, as part of the Navigation Compass Programme.

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The decisions to equip both the Queen Elizabeth-Class Aircraft Carriers and the fourth Astute-Class nuclear-power submarine with iXBlue’s MARINS Inertial Navigation System (INS) were the first steps made by the UK Ministry of Defense toward the adoption of iXBlue Fiber Optic Gyroscope technology. With a 5-year contract awarded to Lockheed Martin UK, iXBlue’s strategic partner, the UK MoD definitively embraces iXBlue’s unrivalled inertial technology.

The 70 MARINS M7 INS will replace the obsolete gyro systems on board the Royal Navy ships which include Type 23 Frigates, Hunt and Sandown Class mine countermeasure vessels and submarines. They will be integrated by Lockheed Martin UK within the compass system installed on board.

Robert Kramer, Vice-President of Lockheed Martin UK – Integrated Systems, declared: “We conducted a detailed assessment of all available possible partners along with their proposed technologies. By precisely understanding the Royal Navy expectations and assessing their views on the industry leading suppliers, it clearly appeared that iXBlue’s solutions best fitted the needs in terms of performance, capability and cost.”

The MARINS family of military-grade FOG INS (M3, M5 and M7 models) are the latest additions to iXBlue range of naval products. They offer outstanding performances and unprecedented reliability to meet the requirements of the most demanding navies. MARINS M7 model is the best available INS on the market, offering a drift of less than 1 Nm in 72 hours of surface GNSS-denied or submarine dived navigation.

“We are very grateful to the Royal Navy for such a decision that demonstrates through a fair and open competition iXBlue’s INS excellence in terms of performance, reliability, lifecycle costs and versatility. This success relies on iXBlue core values: innovation, excellence and a strong commitment to the user” said Olivier Cervantes, iXBlue Vice President for Sales and Marketing.

Such a milestone contract opens up bright prospects for iXBlue in the field of military inertial solutions and reinforces the technological leadership of the French high-tech company.

Read more about iXBlue on http://www.ixblue.com.

Media Contact
Claire André
Communications Manager
+33(0)1-30-08-88-88
pr@ixblue.com

David Cunningham
Area Sales Manager – Northern Europe
david.cunningham@ixblue.com

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May 19, 2016 at 5:36 pm

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glispa Acquires Brazilian Mobile Advertising Leader MOBILS to Bolster mCommerce and Native Ad Solutions in LATAM Markets

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-Global Marketing Pioneer and First in Performance Marketing Further Expands in Brazil

BERLIN and SAO PAULO and SAN FRANCISCO and BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — glispa, the high performance mobile marketing pioneer, is excited to announce the acquisition of MOBILS, a profitable Brazil-based mobile marketing company. The MOBILS team has established client relationships with top LATAM companies including Webmotors, Netshoes, and iFood, as well as with premier brands via agency partnerships including Samsung, McDonalds, GM, and Coca-Cola Mexico. In acquiring MOBILS, glispa continues its global and localized team expansion within Brazil’s burgeoning mobile commerce market, which grew 83% between 2013 and 2014.

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Latin American Market is Poised for Explosive Growth in Mobile

In 2008, glispa became the first performance marketing and advertising company in Brazil, and subsequently built a network of thousands of publisher partners and clients including OLX, PSafe, Buscape and Dafiti. As one of the first global marketers to establish a presence in the emerging Latin American market, glispa is acquiring unparalleled credibility and expertise to deliver high-impact results to global and local brands and advertisers.

With the number of Latin American mobile users expected to exceed 374 million by 2017, glispa is strategically positioned to continue its expansion through the Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) markets, as well as expand in other high-growth mobile markets like Singapore and Mexico. Through its native ad monetization, user acquisition and app ranking solutions, glispa currently reaches over 1 billion smartphone users worldwide every month.

“With deep roots in Sao Paulo, glispa has been conducting business in Brazil for almost a decade,” says Gary Lin, Chief Executive Officer of glispa. “We recognized early on that the Latin American market presented immense online marketing opportunities and now with mobile burgeoning, we’re well positioned to capitalize on this trend. MOBILS has a very accomplished team and an impressive network of clients and application developers whom we look forward to serving as we continue our LATAM expansion.”

An Effective Partnership Preceded the Acquisition

glispa and MOBILS began their LATAM partnership earlier this year, where glispa provided technology, tracking and operations support to MOBILS’ mobile advertising initiatives. After several months working together, the two companies noticed many synergies between their solutions and became focused on forming a long-term partnership.

“glispa’s solutions significantly enhance our reach, delivery and performance across all of our account management and support systems,” says Paulo Maia, CEO of MOBILS. “More importantly, Gary Lin has established a highly transparent and authentic team that shares similar company values and culture.”

MOBILS is focused on providing a full suite of mobile advertising solutions to meet the demands of premium publishers, apps, games and ad networks. Through its AD, APP and INAPP solutions, MOBILS increases user downloads and engagement, drives organic traffic to optimize user retention and purchase, and seamlessly integrates native ads that boost click through and conversion rates. With 54% of Latin American smartphone users already purchasing products and services with their devices, the acquisition of MOBILS by glispa represents tremendous growth and opportunity, worldwide, for the amplification of richer, mobile-optimized ads for users.

MOBILS was founded by prominent Brazil entrepreneurs and investors including Pierre Schurmann, Paulo Maia andLeandro Oliveto.

About Glispa Global Group

Glispa Global Group is a mobile marketing pioneer empowering clients to activate global audiences and move markets. Providing a full suite of technology-based services, glispa partners with global advertisers, app developers and publishers, enabling them to reach their user acquisition and monetization goals. With its recently-launched ad mediation platform, Ampiri, app developers can now gain full transparency and control over their entire mobile app inventory to maximize revenue potential, working with the largest global publishers and app developers.

Headquartered in Berlin with offices in Beijing, Bangalore, San Francisco, Tel Aviv and Sao Paulo glispa employs a multinational team representing 40 nationalities speaking 25 languages. To get started with glispa, connect with us:http://www.glispa.com.

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May 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm

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Global Serviced Office Provider Enters Iranian Market

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TEHRAN, Iran /PRNewswire/ — The world’s finest serviced office provider has blazed the trail for corporations setting up in Tehran.

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The difficulties that corporations face setting up in this complex new market of 80 million people have been solved by Servcorp’s 21st century IT solutions.

Offices are instantly available with WIFI, telephone services and a full team trained to an international standard.

Our Tehran office, located at Levels 7, 8 & 9 Park Building, 114 Kaj Abadi ValiAsr Street, is Servcorp’s 151st global office.

Tehran forms part of a network that covers almost every major business center across the globe including New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Dubai.

About Servcorp

The world’s first finest virtual and serviced office operation located throughout Australia, New Zealand, Japan,United Kingdom, United States of America, China, South-East Asia, India, Europe and the Middle East.

Source: Servcorp

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May 19, 2016 at 5:26 pm

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Microsoft selling feature phone business to FIH Mobile Ltd. and HMD Global, Oy

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REDMOND, Wash. /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced it reached an agreement to sell the company’s entry-level feature phone assets to FIH Mobile Ltd., a subsidiary of Hon Hai/Foxconn Technology Group, and HMD Global, Oy for $350 million. As part of the deal, FIH Mobile Ltd. will also acquire Microsoft Mobile Vietnam — the company’s Hanoi, Vietnam, manufacturing facility. Upon close of this deal, approximately 4,500 employees will transfer to, or have the opportunity to join, FIH Mobile Ltd. or HMD Global, Oy, subject to compliance with local law.

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Microsoft will continue to develop Windows 10 Mobile and support Lumia phones such as the Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, and phones from OEM partners like Acer, Alcatel, HP, Trinity and VAIO.

As part of the deal, Microsoft will transfer substantially all of its feature phone assets, including brands, software and services, care network and other assets, customer contracts, and critical supply agreements, subject to compliance with local law. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016, subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Source: Microsoft Corp.

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May 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm

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Former Grameenphone Director Joins Boloro Global Limited

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Boloro Global is pleased to announce that Delwar H Azad, a mobile financial services pioneer and executive with over 25 years of mobile financial services, telecom, and operations experience has joined the management team as Executive Vice President Strategy, Product & Solutions.

“Azad brings a wealth of global experience in Mobile Money, Payment Transactions & Mobile Technology,” says Ann Camarillo, CEO & President Boloro Global. “His dynamic and innovative approach will be a great addition.”

Most recently, Azad served as a Director in Grameenphone, a major Telenor subsidiary and the leading telecom service provider in Bangladesh with 56 million subscribers. While at Grameenphone, he held several critical positions including Head of Financial Services for payment and transactional services, Head of New Initiatives responsible for all non-voice services and strategic projects, and Head of IS/IT Architecture, Business Process & Governance looking after IS/IT investments.

“Azad is an industry leader within Financial Services and was responsible for taking the first bill payment services by a mobile operator to the market. Within the Telenor Group he is considered one of the leading authorities on mobile financial services for the unbanked,” said Petter-Borre Furberg, CEO Telenor Myanmar. “Being responsible for the Telenor group initiatives on Financial Services I had the pleasure of both working with and learning from Azad.”

Azad also served on the Board of Directors of Tameer Micro-Finance Bank in Pakistan to assist in the launch of the innovative Easypaisa Branchless Banking initiative.

“I am delighted to be a part of Boloro, a truly next generation mobile payments network,” said Azad. “Boloro’s patented process, true interoperability and multiple applications will boost commerce, digital money growth and accelerate financial inclusion worldwide.”

Prior to Grameenphone, Azad was General Manager at Square, the largest conglomerate in Bangladesh with diversified businesses, where he led the group’s ICT transformation and the launch of first of its kind satellite based communication business in the country. Azad has also worked as the Head of ICT in a leading manufacturing company to lead the complete automation of manufacturing to administration including capturing machine data.

Azad has an Engineering degree and an Executive MBA with a Leadership Diploma from Stockholm School of Economics.

About Boloro Global Limited:

Boloro is a next-generation global payments network that offers consumers the ability to securely pay for goods and services using any kind of mobile phone and account. Boloro replaces cash and offers financial services to the many unbanked in emerging markets thus accelerating financial inclusion and access. Boloro delivers financial dignity to the population at large.

Headquartered in New York City, Boloro operates in South Asia, Middle East and Africa and soon entering Latin America, Caribbean and East Asia. For more information, visit www.boloro.com.

Media Contact:
Marc James: marc.james@boloro.com

Source: Boloro Global Limited
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May 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm

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Howard Millar Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Stellwagen Group & Chief Executive Officer of Stellwagen Capital

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DUBLIN /PRNewswire/ —

Stellwagen Capital to Launch Initial Capital Raise of $1 Billion in Q4 2016

The Board of Directors of Stellwagen Finance Company (the “Company”), the holding company of Dublin, Ireland based Aviation Finance Company and Seraph Aviation Management (“the Stellwagen Group”) announced that Howard Millar has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) of the Stellwagen Group. Howard will also serve as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of Stellwagen Capital* a newly formed subsidiary of the Company.

Howard Millar is the former Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of Ryanair Holdings plc, Europe’slargest airline, with a market capitalisation of $21 billion, where he served in a number of senior roles over 23 years. Howard is currently a Non-Executive Director of Ryanair Holdings plc.

Douglas Brennan, CEO of the Group, said:

“I can think of no better person to lead our team of investment professionals than Howard Millar. He brings game changing ability to the group with 23 years’ experience in aviation, including raising capital in the public and debt markets, using a range of financial products, while propelling Ryanair to become the largest and most profitable airline in Europe.

“Howard will work closely with me as COO to drive the operating and financial performance of the Group. As CEO of our new subsidiary Stellwagen Capital, Howard will lead this innovative financing vehicle in raising capital from both the debt markets and from large institutional investors mainly, in Europe and the US. This capital will enable the Group to provide secured aircraft financing to airlines across the globe. This is a big step forward in the evolution of the Group and we expect Stellwagen Capital to launch its initial capital raise of $1 billion in Q4 2016.”

Commenting on his appointment Howard Millar, said:

“I am delighted to join the Stellwagen Group and its team of leading aviation professionals. I am looking forward to my role as Group COO and I will focus on driving the business forward by further profitably growing each of our business units and making the Stellwagen Group a major force in global aviation finance.

“As CEO of the newly formed Stellwagen Capital I believe there is a great opportunity to raise significant amounts of capital to finance the world’s growing fleet of aircraft. The initial capital raise of $1 billion is slated for Q4 2016, and we expect to raise up to $5 billion over the next three years. We will use innovative and highly efficient structures to raise capital for secured financing of both new and delivered aircraft, and generate significant returns for our investors. The leveraging of my own and the Group’s outstanding aircraft financing knowledge and experience will have a transformational impact on the industry.”

ABOUT STELLWAGEN GROUP

The Group has a number of companies headquartered in Dublin in Ireland, Aviation Finance Company and Seraph Aviation Management.

STELLWAGEN CAPITAL LIMITED

Stellwagen Advisors Limited trading as Stellwagen Capital Limited (“StellCap”)* is the exclusive credit investing arm of the Stellwagen Group, focused on credit-oriented investment strategies in industries in which the Group has exceptional operating and financial competence. StellCap draws on the Group’s operating companies to deliver superior investment products to help institutional investors, banks and individuals invest in industrial fixed income strategies. StellCap currently specializes in aviation debt with key areas of focus that include senior secured loans, high yield instruments, and operating lease debt and stressed / distressed debt. The firm oversees investment companies that will deploy capital for banks, insurance companies, foundations, fund of hedge funds, and high net worth investors.

ABOUT STELLWAGEN FINANCE COMPANY

Stellwagen Finance Company (“SFC”) is a holding company that owns a number of operating companies headquartered in Dublin Ireland: Aviation Finance Company, an aviation investment bank, Seraph Aviation Management, an aviation leasing and service company, Stellwagen Capital and Stellwagen Technology Group.

For further information, please contact:
Pauline McAlester
Murray Consultants
Tel: +353-1-4980300 / +353-87-2558300
pmcalester@murrayconsultants.ie

Source: STELLWAGEN FINANCE COMPANY

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May 19, 2016 at 4:46 pm

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Richard Scobey Appointed World Cocoa Foundation President

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WASHINGTON /PRNewswire/ — The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) Board of Directors today announced that it has named Richard Scobey as the organization’s President, effective July 11, 2016. He will be responsible for providing the vision and leadership to guide WCF’s operations and to ensure fulfillment of its mission of promoting a sustainable cocoa sector worldwide.

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Scobey joins WCF after a successful career at the World Bank, which he first joined in 1986. He has led public-private efforts focused on natural resources management in Africa, as well as monitoring and evaluation efforts. His most recent position at the Bank was as its deputy director general in the Independent Evaluation Group. He previously also served as Advisor to the Africa Region Vice President and as Director for Regional Integration in Africa.

In making the announcement, WCF Chairman Barry Parkin noted the critical nature of the 105 member organization’s mission, at a time when the cocoa sector faces challenges to achieve sustainability in the face of threats that include stagnant yields in some of the world’s leading cocoa-producing countries, increasing pest and disease pressure, climate change and declining interest by young people to pursue careers in cocoa farming.

Parkin, who led the search process that identified Scobey, said, “Rick is a strategic and innovative leader who brings to WCF extensive experience in international and community development. His proven ability to create new partnerships, leverage networks and achieve impact will boost WCF’s mission to achieve sustainability in the cocoa sector, namely through our CocoaAction strategy. I look forward to working closely with Rick to accelerate our efforts to bring measurable improvements to farmer livelihoods and cocoa-growing communities around the world.”

Scobey said, “I am honored to be chosen to lead WCF, which has long been at the forefront of building public-private partnerships to help achieve sustainability in the global cocoa sector. I am eager to engage soon with WCF’s membership and other key partners to understand their views and benefit from their counsel. With CocoaAction moving from design into implementation, WCF is at an especially exciting point in its history. I am ready to bring my own experience and energy to all of the organization’s efforts.”

Scobey was selected following a search process that solicited input from the WCF membership of more than 100 companies and other key players in the global chocolate and cocoa sector.

Scobey assumes his duties after the December 31, 2015 departure of Bill Guyton, who guided WCF from its inception through its first 15 years.‎

About WCF: The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is an international membership organization that promotes sustainability in the cocoa sector. WCF provides cocoa farmers with the support they need to grow more quality cocoa and socially and economically strengthen their communities. WCF’s members include cocoa and chocolate manufacturers, processors, supply chain managers, and other companies worldwide, representing more than 80 percent of the global cocoa market. WCF’s programs benefit farmers and their communities in cocoa-growing regions of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.worldcocoafoundation.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Source: World Cocoa Foundation

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May 19, 2016 at 4:04 pm

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ClearStructure Financial Technology Expands Into Asia

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-Singapore-based Silverdale Capital has chosen to implement ClearStructure’s Sentry PM

DANBURY, Conn. /PRNewswire/ — ClearStructure Financial Technology announced today its expansion into the Asian markets as Singapore-based Silverdale Capital Pte Ltd has chosen to implement ClearStructure’s award-winning portfolio management solution, Sentry PM. Recently named Best Portfolio Management System by Alt. Credit Intelligence, Sentry PM is a highly customizable front-to-back office portfolio management solution that helps clients streamline operational workflows, increase investor transparency and lower total cost of ownership (to learn more about Sentry PM visit: http://clearstructure.com/solutions/).

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After experiencing rapid growth, Silverdale Capital Pte Ltd was in need of a scalable and comprehensive portfolio management solution. Sanjay Guglani, CIO of Silverdale, stated “We reviewed a large number of solutions before deciding to partner with the ClearStructure team. ClearStructure’s commitment to their clients shined through in the evaluation and selection process. Adopting Sentry PM allows us to put in place our strategy of demonstrating transparency at every step of the investment process.” In addition to increasing investor transparency, Sentry PM will provide Silverdale with the diverse functionality necessary to handle their unique investment style and the flexibility to scale as they grow.

Jeremy Hintze, COO of ClearStructure, added “We are pleased to welcome Silverdale Capital to our growing client base. We recognize Silverdale as a leading emerging manager in Asia and are not only excited about a long-lasting partnership with the Silverdale team, but also the opportunity to bring our products to new investment managers throughout the Asia-Pacific region.”

About Silverdale Capital Pte Ltd

Silverdale Capital is a Monetary Authority of Singapore regulated Accredited Investor Licensed Fund Management Company focused on investments in Asian emerging markets. Based in Singapore, Silverdale’s focus is to deliver consistent and attractive risk-adjusted returns within the mandate provided. Along with advising several funds, Silverdale acts as an external fund manager to large institutional/ accredited investors. To learn more about Silverdale Capital Pte Ltd., visit: http://www.silverdalegroup.com/.

About ClearStructure Financial Technology LLC

ClearStructure Financial Technology delivers state-of-the-art technology solutions capable of meeting the diverse needs of the investment industry. With over fifteen years of experience serving hedge funds, asset managers, and other financial institutions, ClearStructure’s Sentry product suite is used by many of the largest and most respected investment firms in the world. Follow ClearStructure’s LinkedIn page at:https://www.linkedin.com/company/clearstructure-financial-technology for current announcements and company information.

Contact:
Monica Pepe
+1 203-205-2701
monica.pepe@clearstructure.com

Source: ClearStructure Financial Technology

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May 19, 2016 at 3:54 pm

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Schlafender Hase Releases TVT version 8.0 with enhanced graphic verification abilities

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-Schlafender Hase, the maker of the Text Verification Tool® (TVT) announces the release of version 8.0. This version includes many significant improvements to their already reliable proofreading software, with a particular focus on enhanced graphic verification.

FRANKFURT, Germany /PRNewswire/ — Schlafender Hase, the creator of the Text Verification Tool® (TVT) announces the release of version 8.0 of its industry leading software.

Version 8.0 comes with many essential features for those who need to review multiple revisions of documents. The focus for this version was on the user experience, specifically decreasing inspection time and minimizing the risk for human error. Windows like features such as drag and drop and “send to” help users avoid uploading incorrect files and speed up the project initiation step. Enhanced text verification features include improved right to left language handling, automatic detection of typically excluded areas and the ability to perform a DOCX import, without needing MS Word.

“The full graphic verification capabilities in TVT 8.0 is really what makes this release standout,” said Frank Hessler, Managing Director. “This is something our customers have been asking for, and our customer feedback is what drives our development process.”  TVT users can now compare images including live to non-live text, thus enabling them to perform an all-in-one document inspection with TVT 8.0.  Other features such as high-level zoom up to 3200% and enhanced image processing have also been added to the impressive list of new image comparison capabilities in TVT 8.0.

“We will be celebrating our 15th year anniversary this year, and therefore it was important for us to release a version that will revolutionize computer driven proofreading,” said Willie Schnaubelt, Managing Director. “We want to make our software simple; one tool to proofread both text and images and generate one combined report.”

Schlafender Hase will be hosting webinars on TVT 8.0 on May 18th and May 25th. For a complete schedule, or more information visit: tvt.text-verification.com/tvt8.

About Schlafender Hase:

Schlafender Hase® is the global leader in computer-driven proofreading. Our Text Verification Tool® (TVT) is the international benchmark for accurate, user friendly text and graphic verification. TVT is currently used by the world’s leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies as well as numerous regulatory bodies to ensure compliant, error-free packaging.

Contact: Kindrie Eaton, +1-617-607-4900, marketing@sh-p.com

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May 19, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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HIMSS AsiaPac16 will Take Place in a Climate of Transformation as Thailand Announces its First HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6 Hospital

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Paknampo Hospital has achieved HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 6, making it the first hospital in Thailand to join an elite group of international hospitals that have attained high standards in the use of technology to improve care.

This timely achievement signals that Thailand has reached a tipping point for healthcare technology uptake. It is in this climate of transformation that HIMSS Asia Pacific, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)Thailand, will bring the HIMSS AsiaPac16 Conference & Exhibition to Bangkok in August to enhance knowledge-sharing as Thailand’s healthcare sector races to increase its digital footprint.

“IT transformation in APAC’s healthcare sector is fast, especially so in Thailand where the potential for growth is high, coupled with an extremely competitive landscape particularly in the private sector and strong support at National level. Last year, Australia, a developed market, announced its first HIMSS EMRAM Stage 6 hospital and this year, Thailand has its own first Stage 6 hospital. Clearly, developing healthcare markets are showing equal promise and starting to resemble their more developed counterparts, and I believe that this is just the start of a really exciting phase in the region’s healthcare developments. HIMSS is very pleased to be part of this healthcare transformation and we hope to build on this achievement through HIMSS AsiaPac16 and all the educational platforms we have planned for stakeholders here in Thailand as well as the rest of the APAC region,” said Simon Lin, Executive Director, HIMSS Asia Pacific.

Paknampo’s success story also points to a key ingredient prevalent in Thailand’s healthcare market: C-suite and organization-wide commitment to IT transformation. “One of the key success factors in improving clinical outcomes and being the employer of choice lies in how one utilizes the innovative medical technology in the hospital,” said Dr.Pongsak Viddayakorn, President, Paknampo Hospital. Paknampo’s Chief of HealthCare Strategy Officer, Dr.Satit Viddayakorn, also highlighted that “our accomplishment was a result of great collaboration between doctors, nurses, hospital staffs, and IT, who shared the same focuses.”  Besides internal support, the hospital also worked closely with IT and convergence systems solution providers who aided in the implementation of the software required for Stage 6 validation.

Leaders from larger hospitals and healthcare groups such as Bumrungrad International (Thought Leader Hospital of HIMSS AsiaPac16) are also paving the way in technological investments to improve care and ROI. Attendees of HIMSS AsiaPac16 will have the opportunity to examine up-close the innovations from Bumrungrad through the exhibition and attend hospital tours to both Bumrungrad and Siriraj Piyamaharajkarun to experience the top-of-the-line technologies at work in these leading facilities.

Apart from home support, HIMSS AsiaPac16 will arrive with the best international case studies from keynote speakers William Hersh (Oregon Health and Science University), Scott MacLean (Partners Healthcare), Paul Chang(Joint Commission InternationaI) and Richard Milani (Ochsner Health System). Together with in-depth intensive sessions such as the Healthcare Cyber Security Symposium and The Economics of Health IT Workshop, HIMSS AsiaPac16 attendees can look forward to discussing critical issues currently experienced by hospitals globally, including ransomware, interoperability, public health crises, management of chronic disease, preventive care, internet of medical things and physician connectivity.

Paknampo Hospital will be receiving their award at HIMSS AsiaPac16. For more information, visitwww.himssasiapacconference.org (English) or www.ehealth.moph.go.th/himss/ (Thai).

Registration is now open.

About HIMSS

HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health IT with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health IT, so they have the right information at the point of decision. Through its health IT network of over 1 million experts, over 200 knowledge exchanges and collaborations, including 60,000-plus members, HIMSS drives innovative, forward thinking around best uses of technology in support of better connected care, improved population health and low cost of care. HIMSS is a not-for-profit, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with additional offices in North America, Europe, United Kingdom and Asia.

About HIMSS AsiaPac16 Conference and Exhibition

HIMSS AsiaPac Conference and Exhibition is the annual Conference and Exhibition event organized by HIMSS Asia Pacific. Joined in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health Thailand, HIMSS AsiaPac16 will be held inThailand for the first time in 2016. Convened under the theme Advancing Digital and Patient-Centered Care, the conference will focus on four key tracks: Applying Better Data for Better Health, Creating Smart Hospitals, Moving Closer to your Patient, Transforming Care Models. The Thai Medical Informatics Association (TMI) is the official knowledge partner for the event. Visit www.himssasiapacconference.org (English) orwww.ehealth.moph.go.th/himss/ (Thai) for more information.

About Paknampo Hospital

Paknampo Hospital is the biggest private hospital in Nakhonsawan, Thailand. The hospital was founded since 1989 by the team of physicians, nurses and healthcare professional team. Paknampo Hospital is general hospital and only private hospital in Nakhonsawan where achieved the hospital accreditation. Paknampo Hospital provides a high standard of healthcare by using technology to support staffs and patient safety, which is also its commitment. As Paknampo’s aim is to be a digital hospital, the hospital has the necessary information system to support the operation workflow to improve clinical outcomes. To be a tertiary care hospital and the hospital of endearment, Paknampo’s team of professionals is ready to serve its customers in a variety of ways to promote health and wellbeing.

Source: HIMSS Asia Pacific

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May 19, 2016 at 3:42 pm

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