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SAP Fieldglass Customer NSW Department of Education Receives Top Award for Innovative Use of Technology at Australasia Supply Management Conference

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Government unit also recognized for process improvement initiative

CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — SAP Fieldglass today congratulated customer New South Wales (NSW) Department of Education for its receipt of two prestigious Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) Australasia Supply Management awards, honoring the department’s innovation and use of technology.

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The Most Innovative Use of Technology Award, new this year to the annual CIPS award list, named the NSW Department of Education the winner. The award recognized the procurement and supply chain teams that have used technology in an innovative way to improve performance or efficiency. The industry group also recognized NSW as a finalist in the category of Best Process Improvement Initiative. The awards were given out at the 2016 CIPS Australasia Conference in Melbourne, Australia, on July 27.

CIPS honored the NSW Education Procurement Team for its successful implementation of a new online vendor management system, called Contractor Central, that simplified and streamlined its engagement and management of contractors. The platform now allows for transparent reporting and formal on/off-boarding processes. Contractor Central also ensures that all contingent worker engagements comply with Government legislation. Encouraged by the success, three additional NSW departments have since successfully deployed the platform and realized improved efficiencies.

“We’re pleased to recognize SAP Fieldglass and KellyOCG for their partnership and contributions in the global workforce management arena,” said David Malcolm, Chief Procurement Officer, NSW Education. “We launched the contingent labor ‘Contractor Central’ program in August 2015 with more than 400 workers across 80 sites. Just a year later, we employ 900 workers across the program and manage a spend of $64 million.”

SAP Fieldglass congratulates each of the winners and finalists in the 13 categories, including additional SAP Fieldglass customers, and looks forward to next year.

For more information about the 2016 CIPS Australasia Supply Management Conference and Awards, please visit: http://www.cipsaustralasiaconferenceandawards.com/awards/winners-2016/

ABOUT SAP FIELDGLASS

SAP Fieldglass provides the industry’s leading technology for services procurement and external workforce management. More than 400 of the top global businesses leverage SAP Fieldglass’ intuitive, cloud-based services solution to gain visibility into its external labor, project-based services including Statements of Work (SOW), independent contractors and additional flexible talent pools. The SAP Fieldglass VMS is used by organizations across all industries and geographies to achieve total workforce visibility and ultimately maximize cost savings, worker quality, compliance and program efficiencies. Procurement and HR professionals from companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Monsanto and Rio Tinto partner with SAP Fieldglass to develop sophisticated talent and spend management strategies necessary to create best-in-class workforce programs. For more information, visit http://www.fieldglass.com.

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August 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm

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CellPoint Mobile Hires Travel Solutions Expert Shiraz Malik as VP of Sales to Support Continued Growth in APAC Region

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From the Company’s New Singapore Location, the Mobile Payments Solutions Provider Will Serve Industry-Leading Asia-Pacific Airlines and Passengers

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — CellPoint Mobile (www.cellpointmobile.com), a provider of comprehensive and powerful mobile commerce and payment solutions for global travel companies, has hired veteran travel solutions expert Shiraz Malik as Vice President of Sales-APAC for the company’s new office in Singapore that will serve the rapidly growing Asia-Pacific (APAC) travel market.

According to eMarketer, Asia-Pacific will surpass the U.S. as the world’s largest regional market for digital travel sales in 2017, with total digital travel sales estimated to reach $328 billion by 2020, compared to $226 billion for the U.S during the same period.

Malik has worked in public and government aviation sectors in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and he joins CellPoint Mobile after nearly six years as Solutions Partner for Sabre Airline Solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Previously, Malik was IT Sales and Account Manager from 1999-2007 for Mercator, the IT division of the Emirates Group, and an implementation manager for British Airways.

Continued Expansion, New Mobile Products
Malik’s hiring and the new Singapore location are integral components of CellPoint Mobile’s global expansion, which have included new hires in the Nordics and Middle East, a new Dubai office, and the August release of the company’s mobile-first Velocity solutions suite.

“Not only is the Asia-Pacific market enjoying continued passenger growth or more than 8%, it is also serving as a world leader in the evolution of mobile-first commerce and mobile payments,” said CellPoint Mobile CEO Kristian Gjerding. “Because of his expertise with mobile commerce, mobile trends and payments solutions, and his knowledge of the Asia-Pacific market, Shiraz is a valuable asset for our company and our airline clients.”

CellPoint Mobile develops robust payment and commerce solutions for global travel companies. Its three-tier Velocity suite turns mobile Payment Service Provider (PSP) functionality into a plug-and-play business service, enabling airlines to capture new mobile revenues by deploying the market’s popular and innovative mobile wallets and payments apps quickly.

The company’s mobile-first solutions help travel companies respond agilely to changing passenger behaviors, their demands for mobile payment functionality, and continued innovation by smartphone markers and payment technology experts.

The new office is located at 51 Changi Business Park Central 2, The Signature level 04-05, Singapore 486066. To learn more about CellPoint Mobile’s Singapore expansion, new payment solutions or to arrange an interview with a company executive, please contact Vanessa Horwell at +44.203.807.3735 or vhorwell@thinkinkpr.com in the UK and Sara Leiter at +305-749-5342 ext. 236 or sleiter@thinkinkpr.com in the U.S.

About CellPoint Mobile: Making Travel Easier
CellPoint Mobile is a provider of comprehensive and powerful commerce and payment solutions for global travel companies, regardless of passengers’ preferred currency, payment method, device or channel. With offices in London, Miami, Copenhagen, Pune, Dubai and Singapore, CellPoint Mobile serves global and regional travel companies. http://www.cellpointmobile.com

Source: CellPoint Mobile
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August 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm

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Cedrus Investments’ Nanotechnology Indices Outperform Major Indices in 1H2016

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Cedrus Investments (“Cedrus”), a global leader in the nanotechnology investment arena, announced today the 1H2016 performance of its two global nanotechnology indices, both launched in October 2009 – Cedrus Nanotechnology Index – Diversified (CNID) and Cedrus Nanotechnology Index – Pure (CNIP). Both CNID and CNIP outperformed several major equity indices in the period, including S&P 500, NASDAQ Composite, MSCI World, Russell 3000, Hang Seng, Shanghai Composite, Nikkei and DAX with a respective return of 5.92% and 3.89%.

Cedrus maintains two indices in order to meet the needs of diverse investors. These indices serve as performance benchmarks for nanotechnology investing. Cedrus’ diversified index (CNID) includes equally-weighted companies spanning all five nano-markets, including electronics, manufacturing, energy, life sciences and clean technology and is inclusive of both diversified companies that have nanotechnology as only one of their many growth drivers, and pure-play companies that have nanotechnology as their primary driver of growth. Cedrus’ pure index (CNIP) is a concentrated index, comprised of equally-weighted pure-play companies spanning also all five nano-markets and is best-suited for small-cap investors.

About Cedrus Investments

Cedrus Investments is a global boutique investment firm that offers expertise in private wealth management, asset management and financial advisory services to a clientele of leading institutional investors, corporations, family offices and high net worth individuals around the world.

For further information about Cedrus Investments, please visit http://www.cedrusinvestments.com.

Media Enquiry:
Cedrus Investments Ltd.
Amy Sin
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August 18, 2016 at 3:58 pm

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Voice Control Will Become the Bedrock for Smart Home Applications

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ABI Research Forecasts More Than 120 Million Voice-Enabled Devices Will Ship in 2021

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — While Siri and Google Now are well-established smartphone features, it is in the smart home that voice control systems will live out their full potential. Smart TVs, smart refrigerators, smart plugs, and more will extend the reach and simplicity of managing the smart home environment using voice. With ABI Research forecasting more than 120 million voice-enabled devices to ship annually by 2021, voice control, which combines speech recognition and natural language processing, is quickly becoming the key user interface within the smart home.

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“Led by the success of Amazon’s Alexa platform, smart home voice control is creating new competition and demands for wireless speaker and other vendors to include voice capabilities in their devices,” says Jonathan Collins, Research Director at ABI Research. “But the scaling of voice control applications in the smart home breeds complexity. Vendors will need to evaluate how and when to bring voice control into smart home devices in order to best tackle adding the service into wider smart home systems.”

New microphone-enhanced products will extend the ability to hear voice commands throughout a smart home environment. These will include cameras, doorbells, smart lighting and others. A number of vendors, such as Google with its learning thermostat Nest, are already expanding their products to support listening capabilities.

But tying multiple listening and voice controlled devices together into a coherent smart home system will require a shared voice platform. So far devoid of any standardization, each of the primary home voice platform providers—Apple, Amazon, and Google—all have their own approaches and ways of leveraging their voice capabilities to extend and support their core businesses.

“As more devices support voice control, new voice platforms will increasingly aim to support device and device and service providers,” concludes Collins. “In the past few months, for example, Viv Labs emerged as a company focused solely on extending its voice platform to as many services and devices as possible—without tying it to a sub-strategy of boosting the appeal of a separate core business.”

These findings are from ABI Research’s Voice Integration and Control in the Smart Home (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/product/1025257-voice-integration-and-control-in-the-smart/). This report is part of the company’s Smart Home sector (https://www.abiresearch.com/market-research/practice/connected-home/), which includes research, data, and analyst insights.

About ABI Research

ABI Research stands at the forefront of technology market research, providing business leaders with comprehensive research and consulting services to help them implement informed, transformative technology decisions. Founded more than 25 years ago, the company’s global team of senior and long-tenured analysts delivers deep market data forecasts, analyses, and teardown services. ABI Research is an industry pioneer, proactively uncovering ground-breaking business cycles and publishing research 18 to 36 months in advance of other organizations. For more information, visit http://www.abiresearch.com.

Contact Info: Mackenzie Gavel

Tel: +1.516.624.2542

pr@abiresearch.com

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August 18, 2016 at 3:51 pm

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G2A.COM Hosts Regional Media Day

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-Journalists attend the launch of G2A
RZESZOW, Poland, LONDON and HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — G2A.COM recently held their third Regional Media Day for journalists who requested an opportunity to visit the company and see its practices up-close in one of their offices in Rzeszow, Poland. G2A’s Regional Media Day seeks to explain in detail how G2A works hard to serve some of the 2 billion gamers in the world. Journalists were given an up-to-date picture of G2A innovations for them to share with their readers or viewers in their respective regions. They were given an opportunity to interview key department heads, thus enabling them to strengthen the relationship that they have with G2A.

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The journalists were given a full tour of the G2A premises, providing them with an eye-opening experience of how G2A operates. The journalists learnt of the G2A story – from its humble beginnings in 2010 to the multi-award winning organization that it is today. They experienced a ride through G2A Land (using the famous virtual reality technological device, Oculus glasses), as well as enjoying the company’s recreational games-room and gym.

They attended a series of detailed presentations about various aspects of the G2A product offering, including, among others, G2A Pay: the dynamic payment ecosystem that offers online businesses a payment solution with over 150 payment methods; 3D Printing, recent VR Oculus developments, and they were present at the ground breaking launch of G2A Direct for developers.

The most anticipated part of their visit were meetings with both CEO Bartosz Skwarczek and CMO Dawid Rożek, co-founders of G2A, as this gave them an exclusive opportunity to ask questions concerning G2A and its role within the gaming industry. The journalists gained a deeper insight into the workings of the company, its open-doors policy for co-operation with developers and producers and the measures it takes to secure the digital gaming marketplace for all concerned – while at the same time enhancing the user experience.

The Journalists toured Rzeszow, a city famous for its innovation and rapid growth, sampled traditional Polish meals in the Rzeszowski Rynek, the charming historic market square in Rzeszow, as well as enjoying a historic tour.

As the world’s fastest growing digital marketplace, G2A welcomes feedback from all corners of the gaming community and is committed to further improving the user experience for their 10 million customers. Journalists interested in knowing more should contact: gpr@g2a.com

Author: Jacqueline Purcell – jpurcell@G2A.com

Source: G2A
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August 18, 2016 at 3:41 pm

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Teads Expands Sales Leadership Team in Asia Pacific

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Company Hires Christian Guinot and Yukihiko Imamura to Drive Growth in APAC

NEW YORK and TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — Teads, the inventor of outstream video advertising and the world’s number one video advertising marketplace, today continues its global expansion in Asia Pacific with the hiring of Christian Guinot as SVP of APAC and Yukihiko Imamura as Managing Director for Japan. Teads already has a significant presence in Japan and recently announced $47 million in new debt financing to be used for further expansion into the Asian market.

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As the former President of MEC China for over four years, Guinot successfully transformed MEC China into a highly digitalized organization and accelerated its growth strategy while fostering key relationships that will benefit Teads in the APAC region. As Senior Vice President of APAC, Guinot will be responsible for developing Teads’ market openings, operations and integration across APAC, from India to Australia. Guinot will report into Bertrand Quesada, CEO and co-founder.

With over 20 years of experience in the technology field, Imamura has a vast understanding of the advertising industry, most recently serving as Managing Director APAC for Kenshoo. Prior to Kenshoo, Imamura led the business development at Dentsu Inc. building strategic partnership with third party technologies. As Managing Director for Teads Japan, Imamura will be responsible for driving strategic relationships with Japan’s leading brands, advertising agencies and trading desks. Imamura will report into Christian Guinot.

Teads’ outstream technology creates new premium video inventory that did not exist before. The company’s inventory spans over 500-top tier publisher sites globally including Forbes, The Washington Post, Mashable, Slate, Bonnier Corp. Newsweek, Le Monde, Die Welt, The Guardian, The Telegraph, O Globo, Nikkei, Asahi, Sankei, Hearst Japan, Fairfax Media, Conde Nast, FT China, Mediacorp, Apple Daily, South China Morning Post, Reuters APAC, China Daily, India Today and more.

“As our global presence expands, we are laser-focused on dominating the APAC region. Our innovative outstream formats have changed the game for video advertising and helped drive new revenue streams for our publishers. We’ve built relationships with many of the world’s well-known brands and most premium global publishers, and we are confident we’ll be able to extend our top-notch client base in the APAC region,” said Bertrand Quesada, CEO, Teads. “I’m excited to welcome Christian and Yukihikoto our team. Their wealth of knowledge and years of experience will ensure Teads quickly becomes the preferred video advertising partner in APAC.”

“From a global perspective and beyond the local market growth plan, Teads’ APAC development will be a huge opportunity for global brands to increase their reach and visibility in a key and strategic region, as well as create great new business potential for giant Asian brands who want to reinforce their global reach & visibility,” said Guinot. “I look forward to developing local and regional strong partnerships with both publishers and advertisers, recruiting young talents, setting up flawless operations and positioning Teads as the undeniable number one video ad partner in the region.”

“The Japanese market has come a long way in the last year and presents a really exciting opportunity for the video advertising industry,” said Imamura. “The move to Teads is a natural next step and I’m excited to help propel the company in the Japanese market by building strong sales teams and establishing key relationships with our target customers.”

About Teads

Teads, founded in 2011, is the inventor of outstream video advertising and the number one video advertising marketplace in the world (source: comScore). Publishers work with Teads to create brand new video inventory and monetize it through their own sales force, Teads managed services and programmatic.

Teads’ native video advertising solutions encompass a series of formats inserted into media content, like the inRead playing inside articles. It is changing the game within the video advertising market by creating unprecedented levels of premium inventory, which did not exist before.

Brands and agencies can access this top-tier, premium inventory, available on the web and on mobile, through programmatic or managed services.

Teads has a team of over 450 employees, 100 of which are in the innovation team, across 26 offices in 18 countries.

Contact: Nicole Matthews, nicole.matthews@teads.tv, 408-386-4244

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August 18, 2016 at 3:27 pm

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Strategy Analytics: Euro-NCAP Requirements and Consumer Demand Will Drive Automotive Camera Market

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-Future Automotive Cameras Will Feature Wider Fields Of View, Higher Resolutions and Better Low Light Performance to Support New Applications
BOSTON /PRNewswire/ — The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro-NCAP) has drafted its strategy to protect VRUs (Vulnerable Road Users) that amount to around half of all deaths and injuries on Europe’s roads.

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The Strategy Analytics report, “Euro-NCAP Raises The Bar On Automotive Camera Performance,” comments on how the resulting test requirements have affected the design of automotive camera modules and how consumer demands are affecting specifications for park assist cameras. It also details the emergence of new camera applications and new imaging concepts that will help drive automotive camera demand to almost 200 million units in 2023.

Click here for the report: http://bit.ly/2aNmmBC and http://bit.ly/2b8aIC3

“VRUs crossing the road have presented auto makers with the challenge of widening the field of view in front windshield cameras – and with that, the resulting need to increase resolutions so that object recognition algorithms can still operate without compromising on operational range,” said Kevin Mak, Senior Analyst at the Automotive Practice of Strategy Analytics.

He added, “The impact of this increased camera performance will be the increased processing power needed to run image processing. Strategies must be in place to ensure that the increase in performance requirements does not result in a drastic increase in costs, when auto makers are keen to maintain their safety record and attain the coveted 5-star NCAP awards for their models that require standard fitment of active safety features. Furthermore, new applications, such as long range, highway speed object recognition in front windshield cameras, traffic light detection and side mirror-replacement cameras, will also require an increase in camera performance.”

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. http://www.StrategyAnalytics.com

For more information about Strategy Analytics:

Autonomous Vehicle Service: http://ow.ly/10mJXv
Powertrain, Body, Chassis & Safety Service: http://ow.ly/10mJTq

Report contacts:

European Contact: Kevin Mak, +44 (0)1908 423 644, kmak@strategyanalytics.com
US Contact: Mark Fitzgerald, +1 617 614 0717, mfitzgerald@strategyanalytics.com
China Contact: Kevin Li, +86 186 0110 3697, kli@strategyanalytics.com

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August 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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Mobile Commerce Payments Company Mozido Announces HCE and Tokenization Adoption within 14 Banks of the TWMP Consortium

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AUSTIN, Texas /PRNewswire/ — Mozido, a global provider of trusted digital commerce and payment solutions, today announced 14 banks within the Taiwan Mobile Payment Co (TWMP) consortium have adopted its pioneering HCE technology. The remaining 12 banks will launch later this year.

Mozido’s HCE solution provides a mobile wallet capability for TWMP that supports consumers using HCE cloud-based NFC phones. TWMP is one of the first significant HCE implementations globally, and the first customer to go to market with Mozido HCE.

“We appreciate all the support provided by Mozido and expect a great success in commercial launch,” said Wei-Jong Pan, President of Taiwan Mobile Payment Co. “Mozido’s demonstrated strength in mobile wallet platforms, along with its ability to combine payments technologies into existing applications, makes them the best partner for us in our endeavor to bring faster and easier mobile payments to consumers.”

A coalition of 26 banks in Taiwan, TWMP was formed to build a nationwide mobile payments initiative as Taiwan plans to move its population toward a cashless society. Mozido is providing TWMP with a mobile wallet platform that provides HCE cloud-based NFC capabilities in one complete solution. Mozido is providing tokenization and de-tokenization services for quick and secure mobile payment transactions for consumers using mobile applications supported by TWMP.

“We are delighted to partner with TWMP to provide this innovative solution to consumers in Taiwan,” said Scott Moore, Mozido’s General Manager of Asia-Pacific. “Utilizing Mozido’s sophisticated and all-in-one solution to provide complete HCE mobile wallet capabilities provides outstanding flexibility and convenience to TWMP bank customers.”

About Mozido
Mozido provides trusted digital payment and commerce solutions globally delivered as cost-effective cloud-based solutions branded for clients. Highly interoperable, Mozido solutions work with virtually any wireless carrier and mobile device, and integrate easily with ads, offers, and other products from third parties. Mozido’s worldwide presence and global offerings include operations in the US, China, India, Africa, Sri Lanka, Middle East, Europe and Latin America, enabling people to manage their money, payments and other services from their mobile phones. For more information, visit us at mozido.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Mozido.

Press Contact:
Van Leigh
SVP Marketing
Mozido
+1-512-518-2200

Source: Mozido
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August 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm

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Blue Wireless Launching Internet Broadband Service for Business in Singapore

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-Wireless Internet Access is changing how business is done
-Next day delivery and month-by-month plans are disrupting traditional wired services.

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — One of the world’s most connected cities is getting more internet access options with the launch of Blue Wireless Internet Broadband service for business.

Blue Wireless has unveiled its new business packages designed to provide flexible internet access for small business locations such as a small store, kiosk, construction site or office shop house. All typical locations where fibre broadband is not available or require weeks of waiting time to install and require customers to sign up for long term contracts.

Blue Wireless is disrupting this traditional model by offering internet access with next day delivery and month by month plans, making it perfect for today’s business that need flexibility to serve changing customer demands.

Blue Wireless uses a MVNO model, buying 4G mobile network capacity from Singapore mobile operators in bulk and focusing on sales, service and support to business customers. Unlike traditional MVNO’s who are bound to a single network, Blue Wireless leverages all three 4G mobile networks in Singapore and select the right network for a specific customer location, always ensuring optimal connectivity. And for customers who have even higher expectations, a dual-network option is available.

“Reliable, flexible Internet connectivity is essential for any business location, big or small,” said Ivan Landen, Chief Wireless Officer of Blue Wireless. “A growing group of business customers want more options and a wireless broadband connection is perfect for them. Too many businesses either keep waiting for fixed line delivery or struggle with mobile consumer packages and suffer from small data allowance, high overage charges and speed throttling, all not suitable for business. We designed our services specifically for the needs of today’s business, bundled with equipment, a generous usage allowance and immediate delivery.”

Blue Wireless already serves regional enterprise customers with managed Wireless Internet across Asia Pacific. With this launch for Singapore, it’s expanding into the more competitive small business segment. Ivan Landen: “Our service model evolves around providing a reliable service experience, regardless of location. This is something all companies need, big or small. Three things are clear in today’s business: every business needs internet access, no one likes wires and no one likes waiting!”

About Blue Wireless. Blue Wireless is Asia’s first network independent Wireless Internet Service provider for business, headquartered in Singapore, with service in 16 countries. Blue Wireless uses an MVNO model leveraging the latest 4G LTE networks in each country offering flexible internet access and ongoing management for branch office locations. More details on http://www.bluewireless.asia

For press enquiries:

John Chua +65-98373625
john.chua@bluewireless.asia

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August 18, 2016 at 3:10 pm

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Commercial Vehicles on the Way to Digital Transformation

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BERLIN /PRNewswire/ —

Experience the megatrends of the future: digitization and electric mobility – IAA Commercial Vehicles with New Mobility World logistics

The 66th IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover (September 22 to 29, 2016), as an engine of innovation and new impulses, places a firm focus on the megatrends of the future: digitization and electric mobility. The world’s most important trade show for transport, logistics and mobility offers three high-caliber congresses on these forward-looking topics at the “New Mobility World logistics.” They will highlight not only commercial vehicles as such, but the complete digitization of the entire value chain.

On Monday, September 26, 2016, under the title of “Change in the ecosystem through telematics – effects on the automotive aftermarket” questions will be addressed about the influence that telematics offerings and the associated connectivity have on the business situation of forwarders, transport companies and fleets. What can change, and what has changed already? Which challenges remain? The ecological effects will also be discussed. The symposium will be opened by VDA Managing Director Klaus Bräunig. The speakers will be Dr. Christian Wiehen, Chief Technology Officer at WABCO Vehicle Control Systems; Günter Weber, Vice President Marketing of Robert Bosch GmbH; Luc Billiet, President Parts and Service and Precision Solutions & Telematics at CNH Industrial, and Frank Tinschert, Vice President Telematics & Digital Solutions at MAN Truck & Bus AG.

On September 28, 2016, top-level managers from the automotive industry, telecommunications and IT will meet for the car-IT congress entitled “The digital revolution in the automotive industry” at the IAA. This year it will concentrate on connected vehicles in their complexity. The topics will range from car-to-car communication, e-Mobility and IT, autonomous driving and driver assistance systems to intelligent navigation. The aspects traffic management and mobility of the future will also be covered, as will the increasing importance of modern, app-supported infotainment systems for the connected car.

The organizers VDA and Bitkom have engaged renowned speakers including Dieter May, Senior Vice President Digital Services and Business Models at BMW Group; Bernhard Rohleder, CEO of Bitkom; Prof. Stefan Bratzel, Director of the Center of Automotive Management; Dr. Daniela Gerd tom Markotten, Head of Digital Solutions and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Daimler AG; Dirk Ahlborn, CEO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies; Dr. Jan Wehinger, Senior Manager at MHP (Porsche subsidiary); Oliver Bahns, Senior Vice President Connected Car at Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Systems, Digital Division; Dr. Joachim Damasky, Managing Director of the VDA; and Johann Jungwirth (“JJ”), Chief Digital Officer of the Volkswagen Group. The congress will be hosted by Thomas R. Koehler, writer and founder of CE21 – Gesellschaft für Kommunikationsberatung mbH.

The forum “Automated and connected driving: commercial vehicles as innovation leaders in automation and connectivity” on September 29, 2016, will focus on the questions of how the growing volume of traffic can be optimized and how functional mobility can be guaranteed in the future. One option is the seamless linking of different means of transport. Real-time-based intelligent traffic control will also be a major instrument for optimizing traffic flow. Driver assistance systems, automated driving, and the networking of vehicles and the infrastructure will all play a key role in mastering these tasks.

The forum will be opened by VDA President Matthias Wissmann and State Secretary Rainer Bomba from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure. Other speakers will include Matthias Kässer, Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, Inc.; Erik Wirsing, Head of Innovation at Schenker AG; and Prof. Barbara Lenz, Head of the Institute of Transport Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Impulses for an intensive and exciting exchange of opinions at the planned panel discussions will come from Frank Tinschert, Vice President Telematics & Digital Solutions at MAN Truck & Bus AG; Uwe Sasse, Managing Director for Construction/Development at Bernard Krone GmbH & Co. KG; Michael Bültmann, Managing Director of Here Deutschland GmbH; Torsten Gollewski, Vice President Advanced Engineering at ZF Friedrichshafen AG; Dr. Frank Försterling, Head of Advance Development at Continental Automotive GmbH; Dr. Michael Strugala, Senior Vice President Project Telematics at Bosch Car Multimedia GmbH; and Jens Stoewhase, Managing Director of Rabbit Publishing GmbH.

There is no charge for attending the events “Change in the ecosystem through telematics – effects on the automotive aftermarket” and “Automated and connected driving: commercial vehicles as innovation leaders in automation and connectivity”. You can register online to attend, at: http://www.iaa.de/en/. There is an attendance fee for the car-IT congress “The digital revolution in the automotive industry” for which you can also register online, at: http://kongress.car-it.com/registration/. Participation at the specialist events is free of charge for journalists.

Contact:
Eckehart Rotter
German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)
Press Department
Tel.: +49-30-897842-120
E-mail: rotter@vda.de

Source: German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

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August 18, 2016 at 3:08 pm

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