ROTTERDAM, Nederland, 18 januari 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Daan Roosegaarde's meest recente kunstwerk GROW is een eerbetoon aan de schoonheid en het belang van de agrarische sector. In de film premiere ontvouwt GROW zich als een lichtgevend "droomlandschap". Omringd door duisternis golven rode en blauwe lichten over een enorme akker. Het project is geïnspireerd op wetenschap die aantoont dat specifieke lichtrecepten groei van gewassen kunnen stimuleren en weerstand kunnen verbeteren.
Meestal merken we deze enorme gebieden die ons voeden nauwelijks op. GROW benadrukt het belang van innovatie in het landbouwsysteem: hoe kan geavanceerd lichtontwerp planten helpen om duurzamer te groeien? Hoe maken we van de boer de held?
GROW bestaat uit een op design gebaseerd lichtrecept dat verticaal over een 20.000 m2 groot akker op preiplanten (Allium porrum) schijnt. Je ervaart het kunstwerk als 'dansende lichten' over het enorme landbouwveld. Het licht is poëtisch, en geïnspireerd op technologieën uit de lichtwetenschap die hebben aangetoond dat bepaalde 'recepten' van blauw, rood, en ultraviolet licht de plantengroei kunnen bevorderen en het gebruik van pesticiden tot wel 50% kunnen verminderen.
De film GROW (te zien op https://studioroosegaarde.net/project/grow) laat de ontwikkeling van dit droomlandschap zien en hoe de schoonheid van licht planten kan helpen. GROW kan goed zijn voor de natuur en geeft hoopvol licht naar mensen. Het geeft een nieuwe betekenis aan het woord 'agricultuur' door het landschap te herformuleren als een levend cultureel kunstwerk.
GROW is onderdeel van het artist-in-residence programma van de Rabobank. Daan Roosegaarde en zijn team van ontwerpers en experts hebben GROW gedurende twee jaar ontwikkeld, op basis van expert sessies met Studio Roosegaarde, Wageningen University & Research en het World Economic Forum in Davos.
Wiebe Draijer, voorzitter van de Raad van Bestuur, Rabobank: "Het is heel inspirerend om met een kunstenaar als Daan Roosegaarde samen te werken aan een betere wereld."
Kunstenaar Daan Roosegaarde: "GROW is het droomlandschap dat de schoonheid van licht en duurzaamheid laat zien. Niet als een utopia, maar als een protopia die stap voor stap verbetert."
Prof. Dr. Wargent, PhD, Chief Science Officer bij BioLumic, internationaal expert in fotobiologie van planten: "Het project GROW is een fascinerend project en wordt ondersteund door wetenschappelijk onderzoek waaruit blijkt dat specifieke lichtrecepten de groei kunnen bevorderen en het gebruik van pesticiden tot 50% kunnen verminderen."
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Official smartphone partner, OPPO, held its "Courting the Colour" media event and exhibition which brought new meaning to historic moments in tennis using advantages of one billion colours
LONDON, June 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Wimbledon's official smartphone partner, OPPO, celebrated the return of tennis through the launch of their new campaign, Courting the Colour. Using impeccable craftmanship and advanced technology, OPPO, in partnership with Getty Images, reawakened the colour of old iconic photographs to retell the stories behind each, bringing the most beautiful and poignant moments to life in a way never seen before. Inspired by the belief that compassionate technology can help inspire vivid emotions, the collection highlights powerful tennis stories that still reverberate in our times today.
Unveiled at an intimate workshop in London, Kevin Cho, Managing Director of OPPO UK, together with a special guest from The All England Lawn Tennis Club - Mick Desmond, Commercial & Media Director, and other distinguished panelists including tennis legend Greg Rusedski; the voice of tennis, Andrew Cotter; and magazine publisher and fashion consultant, Caroline Issa shared excitement for the return of the tournament. The panel unpacked themes within the collection, covering profound, pivotal moments in tennis history regarding race, gender and fashion. The workshop also exhibited the emotive collection, and a hands-on experience with OPPO's flagship product of the year - Find X3 Pro.
Acknowledging the most iconic historic moments in tennis
Combined with OPPO's imaging advantages, each image underwent a tireless process of restoration by experts at Getty Images. The Courting the Colour collection of seven images features the first African American athletes to win Wimbledon, Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, bringing new life to their relentless resilience in the face of the societal injustices of their time. While, images of Suzanne Lenglen, Helen Jacobs and Fred Perry, famed for gracing the court in style, showcase the cultural icons and how they fought for their identity and beliefs. From changing fashion both on and off court, to shifting stereotypical depictions of female athletes, this trio blazed a trail well before their time.
Just as tennis legend Greg Rusedski said: "The return of tennis is to be celebrated, and what better way than to explore the iconic moments that have made the sport what it is today. The craftsmanship of the Courting the Colour collection made the images, some 80+ years' old, seem like they were taken just yesterday, portraying them through an unseen lens and reigniting important conversations."
Gregor Almassy, Overseas CMO for OPPO commented: "As a partner of Wimbledon for the last three years, OPPO has long been moved by the spirit of the sport and recognise that the tournaments, players, and fans have been hit hard by the pandemic. By refocusing on the essence of tennis we hope to give fans a deeper connection to the sport, and in doing so, encourage fans around the world to play with heart. Where better to do so than the foundational pillar to the sport, Wimbledon."
Mick Desmond, AELTC Commercial and Media Director added: "As a sport, tennis, has long been at the forefront of technology; using cutting edge advances to facilitate important conversations and improve the game, which is why Wimbledon is incredibly proud to partner with leading innovator OPPO on the Courting the Colour campaign."
The colourful pieces of art complement the recently launched Find X3 Pro, OPPO's most state-of-the-art mobile phone with one billion colours display, which allows users to experience and see colour in a completely different way.
Famed for creating breakthrough technologies including night-mode and anti-shake software, OPPO now aims to lead camera technology towards a new era of Colour. Beyond the basics of Colour, Retain and Deviation, which improve accuracy. Even more ambitious, the Full Path Colour Management System, first implemented on the OPPO Find X3 Pro, is the industry's first management system of full DCI-P3 wide gamut and 10-bit colour depth, from capture to storage and display. The Find X3 Pro also features customised colours which caters to the diversity of colour in people's eyes, including the colour-blind and colour-weak users.
Courting the Colour is part of a series of activations under OPPO's Play with Heart campaign; created to help bring fans closer to the sport - and, just as the photographs demonstrate - show that by playing with heart we can overcome difficult times and advocate diversity.
This season, OPPO is committed to helping fans see tennis in a new way from building practice walls, to encouraging fans to challenge their own perspective and shoot creatively through the #ShotOnOPPO series. Giving fans exclusive behind the scenes access, releasing special-edition Wimbledon smartphone wallpapers and icons, a dedicated Wimbledon news section, and, Courting the Colour, bringing colour to historic images for the first time.
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Synack's 2021 Guardians of Trust Awards honor the hard work and dedication of cybersecurity professionals from leading organizations worldwide
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As cyber attackers have rocked consumers' trust over the past few months and led senior U.S. administration officials and corporate leaders to call the recent scourge of ransomware "a national security threat,'' cybersecurity professionals are fighting every day behind the scenes to keep organizations safe.
Their work is often unrecognized and even unseen, but it keeps the digital infrastructure and systems that we all rely on daily from succumbing to attacks. The Guardians of Trust Awards recognize outstanding individuals and teams that are leading the industry in proactively pursuing excellence not just in security, but in trust. In today's digital world, gaining hard-won trust is an incredibly difficult challenge and the work that goes into maintaining it is all too often under-appreciated.
Synack launched these crowdsourced awards in 2019 to recognize those unsung professionals that go above and beyond to protect consumers, stakeholders and brands. Nominations were sourced from our most respected community members and trusted security teams across all industries. Winners were chosen by Synack's Guardians of Trust Awards Committee with comprehensive expertise in leading security organizations and building trusted brands.
This year's winners have demonstrated that they protect their customers first, display innovation in cybersecurity practices, represent excellence in the protection of their brands and never settle for the status quo.
The 2021 Guardians of Trust Award Winners include:
-- Most Trusted CISO: Betsy Wille, Abbott -- Most Trusted CISO: Mike Baker, GDIT -- Most Trusted Pioneer CISO: Jason Lewkowicz, Cognizant -- Most Trusted Pioneer CISO: Daniel Hooper, Varo Money -- Most Trusted Security Team North America: Domino's -- Most Trusted Security Team North America: Abacus Insights -- Most Trusted Security Team, EMEA: bp -- Most Trusted Security Team, EMEA: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer -- Most Trusted Security Team, EMEA: RSA Insurance Group -- Most Trusted Solution Partner: Azure Security Modernization, Microsoft -- Most Trust Partner, EMEA: Ignition Technology -- Most Trust Partner, North America: Trace3 -- Most Trusted Federal Consulting Partner: Accenture Federal Services -- Most Trusted Hacker: Özgür Alp, Synack Red Team For all of the winners, trust is an essential tenet in their roles as security professionals. It's ingrained in how they do their jobs and also how they communicate the importance of security across their organizations.
"Trust is a central ethos for GDIT; in fact it is one of our four core values along with transparency, honesty, and alignment. Building trust across our customers, our employees, and our cyber teams is vital to my role as CISO," said Michael Baker, Chief Information Security Officer for General Dynamics Information Technology.
Synack, the premier crowdsourced platform for on-demand security expertise, works closely with security leaders and teams across all sectors to help them maintain the trust from their customers, employees, executives and board members. Overall, Synack saw CISOs rise to the challenge throughout the past 16 months and navigate uncharted territory by staying focused on enabling business operations while reducing risk to malicious attack.
In the 2021 Trust Report, which is based on data from Synack's patented Attacker Resistance Score (ARS) Metric, Synack charted an increase in organizations' overall resilience against attacks since the beginning of the pandemic. The Trust Report is an essential tool for CISOs and other security leaders when it comes to prioritizing security efforts and understanding the broader landscape of threats and vulnerabilities.
The full Synack 2021 Trust Report explores the ARS metric for all global sectors. Visit www.synack.com to download the report for free and learn how the most trusted brands in the world measure their risk.
Synack is the premier crowdsourced platform for on-demand security expertise. The Synack platform delivers 24/7 penetration testing, vulnerability management, and vulnerability assessment from a global network of trusted researchers, enabled by smart technology, to accelerate global organizations' critical cybersecurity missions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with regional teams around the world, Synack protects leading global banks, federal agencies, DoD classified assets, and more than $6 trillion in Fortune 500 and Global 2000 revenue. A 4-time CNBC Disruptor 50 company, Synack was founded in 2013 by former NSA security experts Jay Kaplan, CEO, and Dr. Mark Kuhr, CTO.
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BEIJING, June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- China Media Group (CMG) and Kuaishou held a joint press conference officially announcing a short video strategic partnership on Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Kuaishou now holds the official broadcasting rights for Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. Kuaishou is the first short video and live-streaming platform globally to become an official broadcaster of the Olympics Games.
Su Hua, CEO of Kuaishou Technology, emphasised at the conference that Kuaishou remains true to its beginning aspirations of recording and sharing life stories. He also notes that it's an honor for Kuaishou to be able to document and enjoy the Olympic Games with all users. As a pioneer since 2011, Kuaishou has provided internet users globally the opportunity to record and share their life stories. The platform witnessed the growth and development of various aspects of society and gradually became a base for modern day social media platforms. Presently Kuaishou has 1 billion monthly active users from all around the globe. People from different countries of varying ages and diverse lifestyles get to interact with and learn from each other. Kuaishou was chosen as its principles and communities are in alignment with the spirit of the Olympic Games.
Su also mentioned that Kuaishou's multiple successful partnerships with CMG has allowed for Kuaishou to explore new ways to allow users to enjoy a more convenient participation experience for large scale events. For example, the parade was first live-streamed from multiple angles during the 2019 National Day celebration, which garnered over 1 billion views. Furthermore, CCTV's 2020 New Year's Gala debuted a new Kuaishou interactive feature of "videos+likes." The new feature gathered over 63.9 billion interactions - defined as user comment and sending red packets - and even setting a new record of number of likes for an event. The feature has influenced users to now watch the New Year's Gala on dual screens for a boosted experience.
Kuaishou is confident in providing top quality broadcast of the games as the platform is home to thriving sports communities and has much experience in hosting broadcasts about major sporting events. According to Su, there are nearly 50,000 high-quality sports content creators and 150 million users who are sports fans on Kuaishou. Currently, the sports content on Kuaishou covers sports like football, basketball, boxing, snooker, racing, extreme sports, and outdoor sports. In March, Kuaishou even became the official livestream and short video partner of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). The total views of the live streams during the 2020-2021 season reached a high of 810 million and achieved over 360 million interactions. Kuaishou users have also repurposed content from the live stream to create meaningful and enriching content of their own, indicating an extremely successful event.
For the Olympic Games partnership, Kuaishou announced plans to make use of its unique product capabilities and technological expertise to create a series of interactive features that can allow users to participate virtually as part of the Olympics. At the same time, Kuaishou is committed to improve its promotional methods of the games, to explore different angles of capturing the games and ensure full coverage of all events. Kuaishou will work with CMG in hopes of producing the most interactive experience with extensive coverage of the Olympic Games in history.
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DENVER and KAKAAKO, Hawaii, June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Selling Simplified Group, Inc. (SSG) announced today the opening of an office in Oahu, Hawaii, a strategic move to bridge the gap between US and APAC time zones and further establish the company's status as market leaders in the Asia-Pacific region.
Following the opening of a new office in Tokyo in early 2021, SSG leaders needed a strategic way to support the Japanese market and other APAC clients. Hawaii proved to be a logical, strategic location with a high concentration of Japanese talent and native-language speakers.
"We considered Hawaii as it was right between mainland US and APAC, making the time zone optimal and the chance of finding Japanese speakers high," said Lauren Whife, VP of Operations at SSG. "This could truly be an operations hub for Selling Simplified, with its ability to support both US and APAC clients."
COO and co-founder Jag Sidhu added, "By employing talent at the local level and focusing on native-language speakers, SSG has been able to penetrate historically closed markets and continue growing during a global pandemic." The move to Hawaii emphasizes the company's hyper-localization strategy and focus on APAC growth, providing the region with rich, in-language data.
"Getting into Japan with the pandemic right now is impossible. Trying to set up an operation there through COVID is equally impossible," said Sidhu. "So we needed to establish our presence in Japan and service it in a local way. The benefit of having native-language speakers in Hawaii is that we can understand the market, and that makes our data much better."
Furthermore, SSG's operation in Oahu is guaranteed to generate jobs for locals, many of whom come directly from the tourism industry, which experienced significant job loss due to the pandemic.
Following the announcement, Lauren Whife, recently appointed to VP of Operations, will relocate to Hawaii to run global operations. "This is a very unique position for us," said Whife. "We've built really amazing teams for data and delivery in APAC and the US, and having this kind of access to both regions during a pandemic allows us to more fully support our clients."
Selling Simplified is positioned strongly as demand gen market leaders in APAC. "It's a very exciting time for SSG, and we would not have this opportunity without the growth we've seen over the last 18 months," said Whife.
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New strategic and private investors join the investors syndicate
MONTREAL, June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Polystyvert, an innovative company leading the way in polystyrene (PS) recycling with a novel dissolution-based technology, announces the closing of a funding round to facilitate the development of a full-scale polystyrene recycling plant. The round includes new investor BEWI Group, a leading European provider of packaging, components, and insulation solutions, and one of the largest integrated Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) producers in Europe with an annual EPS production capacity of 200,000 tons, as well as new private investors. Existing investors Anges Quebec, Anges Quebec Capital, Cycle Capital and Quadriam also participated in the round.
Proceeds will be used to facilitate the development of a full-scale plant - a strategic milestone for the company to demonstrate the high level of resin purity reached with Polystyvert's innovative proprietary process, as well as its excellent environmental footprint.
QUOTES "BEWI sees great potential in Polystyvert's technology because it has the ability to treat highly contaminated streams while remaining very energy efficient. We believe this technology could be a game-changer for using recycled material in food packaging," says Jonas Siljeskär COO of BEWI.
"Thanks to the financial backing from BEWI, as well as existing investors, we will be able to demonstrate the technological maturity of the Polystyvert process and to prove it has the best LCA on the market" said Solenne Brouard Gaillot, CEO, Polystyvert. This funding, coupled with BEWI's expertise, will enable us to expand our presence and commercialize our technology in Europe where the demand for recycled plastic is increasing the fastest."
About Polystyvert Founded in 2011, Polystyvert is a Montreal-based clean technology startup that has developed an innovative, low-carbon-footprint process to recycle polystyrene based on a dissolution technology. Effective on all types of polystyrene, Polystyvert's technology includes a purification process that removes all contaminants. The result is a high purity recycled resource that can be reused for upcycled polystyrene products, opening the door to a larger market than actual mechanical recycling technologies.
Polystyvert's technology addresses a major global environmental issue, since large quantities of post-consumer or post-industrial polystyrene waste are buried in landfills every year, while more and more new polystyrene is produced. Polystyvert's technology offers a great opportunity to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels used in the production of new polystyrene and reduce GHG emissions.
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Expanded portfolio strengthens Mobileum's 5G Core Network capabilities to support small carriers and private networks
CUPERTINO, Calif., June 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobileum Inc. ("Mobileum"), a leading global provider of analytics solutions for roaming and network services, security, risk management, and testing and monitoring, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Convene Networks, a technology provider of integrated core network solutions for 3G/4G/5G networks. The acquisition expands Mobileum's core network technology footprint, extending its portfolio of 5G Core ("5GC") solutions and providing commercial off-the-shelf ("COTS") 5G-in-a-box for small carriers and private networks.
This acquisition follows the recent acquisition of Developing Solutions and it is in line with Mobileum's growth strategy since its acquisition by Audax Private Equity in 2016, as it continues building an integrated suite of analytics solutions to support telecom operators as they roll out 5G, launch new IoT services, and accelerate their digital transformation.
Mobileum's Active Intelligence platform is a leading telecom-focused analytics technology that supports roaming, network services, security, risk management, and testing. Convene Networks will enhance its core network capabilities by providing network elements needed to support a fully virtualized, secure infrastructure and by extending critical 5G core authentication, subscription management, and analytics functions. With these new capabilities, Mobileum can provide telecom operators a broader 5G network offering delivered as an integrated package, that is scalable and highly efficient, and which can be used to support small carriers and private network use cases.
"Convene Networks is an outstanding technology company with a set of innovative products that will help accelerate our 5G growth strategy. Mobileum's portfolio of network solutions has been helping service providers monetize their network and service environments, enabling them to offer next generation B2B and B2C services with unparalleled efficiency. This acquisition strengthens our foundations and expands our solutions at the core of 5G and provides a "stronghold" to build and develop our 5G vision," stated Bobby Srinivasan, CEO of Mobileum.
Convene Networks' product portfolio, including ConveneGSC GTP routing and session controller, ConveneHSS home subscriber server, ConveneEIR equipment identity register, will integrate with Mobileum's Active Intelligence portfolio and its engineering team will reinforce Mobileum's team of core network experts.
About Audax Private Equity
Audax Group is a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. Since its founding in 1999, the firm has raised over $27 billion in capital across its Private Equity and Private Debt businesses. Audax Private Equity has invested over $6 billion in more than 135 platforms and over 950 add-on companies, and is currently investing out of its $3.5 billion, sixth private equity fund. Through its disciplined Buy & Build approach, Audax seeks to help platform companies execute add-on acquisitions that fuel revenue growth, optimize operations, and significantly increase equity value. With more than 250 employees and over 100 investment professionals, the firm is a leading capital partner for North American middle market companies. For more information, visit the Audax Private Equity website: www.audaxprivateequity.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
About Convene Networks
Convene Networks is a software solution provider for the Wireless and Telecommunications markets. Convene Networks supplies high availability, reliable solutions to meet customer needs, transforming the way telecommunications service providers design and grow their network. The company's primary focus is to develop high-performance telecommunications network software solutions that are purpose-built for NFV. Convene Networks' solutions enable service providers to rapidly scale critical mobile network nodes to meet the demands of their every changing networks, while also offering market leading performance. Convene Networks helps telecommunications service providers accelerate innovation by removing the complexities of dedicated hardware platforms, so that they can focus on driving their business forward.
About Mobileum Inc.
Mobileum is a leading provider of Telecom analytics for roaming, network services, security, risk management and domestic and international connectivity testing. More than 900 operators rely on its Active Intelligence platform, which provides advanced analytics based solutions, enabling customers to connect operational intelligence with real-time actions that increase revenue, improve customer experience and reduce costs. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Mobileum has global offices in Dubai, Germany, India, Portugal, Singapore and UK.
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