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The World Economic Forum, a leading international non-profit organization focused on entrepreneurship in the global public interest, announced today that Corventis, Inc. has been selected as a “Technology Pioneer 2010” for the company’s work in developing innovative wireless cardiovascular solutions. The Technology Pioneer award recognizes the most innovative start-ups from around the globe that will have a critical impact on the future of business and society. To be selected as a Technology Pioneer, a company must be involved in the development of a proven, life-changing technological innovation, demonstrate visionary leadership and show all the signs of a long-standing and sustainable market leader. “Corventis is proud to be amongst the select group of global companies recognized as a Technology Pioneer 2010,” said Ed Manicka, PhD, President and CEO of Corventis... (more)

Volkswagen Unveils "Top Golf" in Montreal

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/10 -- Volkswagen Canada held the North American premiere of its "Top Golf" today at the Montreal International Auto Show. Named the Golf R Concept, Volkswagen unveiled this 3-door "Hot Hatch" that produces 265 HP and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds while consuming only 8.4 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres(i) traveled to the automotive media. "The new Golf R Concept is the "Top Golf" - the best in the overall combination of acceleration, top speed, fuel-economy, handling, performance, and distinctive features for a vehicle in the compact segment," announced John White, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc. at today's press conference. "Our commitment to leadership in the environment is matched with our drive to be leaders in innovation and technology. This automotive passion, even in an era of d... (more)

Triple Point Technology Acquires Enerbility Software

WESTPORT, CT -- (Marketwire) -- 01/19/10 -- Triple Point Technology®, the leading provider of multi-market commodity and enterprise risk management software solutions, announced today that it has acquired Enerbility Software GmbH. The acquisition extends Triple Point's straight-through processing capability to connect European energy traders with suppliers and customers from trade execution to cash settlement. The automation of the end-to-end business process dramatically reduces information delays and improves data accuracy between organizations. Failure to automate the transaction process, including electronic confirmation matching, opens tremendous room for inefficiencies and error. A 2008 ISDA study notes that, on average, it takes three days for commodity trade confirmations to be agreed to by counterparties. Additionally, the ISDA study found that 8% of all c... (more)

Digitas Welcomes Ashley Swartz As Senior Vice President

BOSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Seth Solomons, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Digitas, (www.digitas.com) today announced the hiring of Ashley Swartz as Senior Vice President for the agency's New York office. She will be leading key Samsung initiatives including all Samsung.com work and will report to Solomons. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100126/NY43767 ) "We are all excited to have Ashley join the team," Solomons said. "With more than 13 years of professional experience in the digital space, Ashley has tremendous experience dealing with both startup companies and multi-billion dollar global corporations." Swartz joins Digitas from Ag8, Ltd. where she was the North American Interim CEO. During her time in the London office, she led all commercial efforts and oversaw the strategic planning of the launch of the agency - the first digital, prem... (more)

Entiera Accelerates Global Marketing Campaign Analytics with Vertica

BILLERICA, Mass., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On-demand marketing infrastructure provider Entiera has slashed the time it takes customers to create, execute and analyze marketing campaigns from hours to minutes using the Vertica Analytic Database. Entiera offers companies like Verizon, Equifax, TD Bank's Retail Card Services and Regus an enterprise marketing automation platform in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. Entiera Insight, the company's core software suite, helps customers tackle the largest, most sophisticated cross-channel marketing campaigns while reducing their IT costs by up to 80 percent. As the campaigns and analysis clients were doing became more complex, Entiera sought out Vertica to meet that growing demand. In the process, the company initiated a major performance upgrade, according to Entiera chairman Jeff Wilkins. "We took the opportunity t... (more)

Kovair Announces First India Partnership With Vedasoft

MILPITAS, CA and BANGALORE, INDIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/16/10 -- Kovair today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Vedasoft Consulting Services based in Bangalore to immediately start representing Kovair in the India market for the sales and services of its entire product line. Vedasoft, based in Bangalore, was founded in 2007 and to date has focused on the sales and services for the SAP product line which it will continue to focus on as well. Besides Bangalore, Vedasoft has offices in Hyderabad and Chennai which will give Kovair access to some of the key IT markets in India. "Vedasoft's experience in dealing with some of the enterprise customers with SAP solutions and their presence in key markets is of great value to Kovair and we welcome our first such partnership in India," said Bipin Shah, CEO and Chairman of Kovair. "We look forward to a lo... (more)

NHS Health Solutions, Inc. Strengthens the Mineseeker Team

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/12 -- NHS Health Solutions, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NHSH) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Mineseeker Operations Overseas Limited ("Mineseeker"), a British Virgin Islands corporation, has appointed David M. Tait as a Non Executive Director. Mr. Tait helped write the business plan with Richard Branson for what became Virgin Atlantic Airways and in 1984, he became the fledgling airline's very first employee. As an executive director and Executive Vice President, based in New York City, David led the airline's US business until 2002. David is credited as being one of the key figures in driving the innovative services and the smart edgy marketing which would become the signature of the Virgin brand worldwide. In 2001 David was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace "in recognition of his... (more)

AuthenTec to Highlight Embedded Security Solutions and Speak at DESIGN West 2012

AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of mobile and network security, today announced that it will exhibit at Booth #2045 at DESIGN West 2012, part of the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) being held from March 26-29 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. AuthenTec will highlight its offering for mobile and network security including DRM Content Protection, Mobile VPN Client Solutions, Security Toolkits, Platform Security and Security Hardware IP. AuthenTec’s Director of Systems Engineering Steve Singer will address a session about “Challenges of Multi-Gigabit Security Acceleration in Modern Systems on a Chip (SoCs),” scheduled from 1:10 – 1:55 pm Pacific Time on March 27 at the Multi-core Developers Conference held in conjunction with DESIGN West 2012. AuthenTec offers complete security solutions for handset makers, mobile operators, and ... (more)

Nadine Levin's Infrared Collection to Be Featured at The Beverly Hills Art Show

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Nadine Levin (www.nadinelevinphotography.com) and her timeless photography will be showcased at the bi-annual Beverly Hills Art Show - Affaire In The Gardens later this month. Recognized for her finesse and talent, Nadine will be showing her stunning Infrared Collection, as well as a few pieces from her wildlife, flowers and landscape collections on May 19th and 20th at booth #324 between Canon Drive and Crescent Drive. Known for her work with the old west and wildlife, this seasoned photographer uses her multitude of experience to create the images seen in her Infrared Collection, providing viewers with a surreal experience. The artistry behind Nadine's infrared photography creates a dream-like effect, zooming in on the wonders of nature and natural beauty that often go unnoticed. To capture images with an infrared le... (more)

Donald R. Bernard Named Montana's Greatest Entrepreneur of 2012 by NAABO

GREAT FALLS, MT -- (Marketwire) -- 06/21/12 -- The National Association of Advancing Business Organization is pleased to recognize one of the greatest entrepreneurs of 2012. Donald Ray Bernard, a Bozeman, Montana resident, has transformed himself from being one who is just an Attorney to somebody who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to create jobs, opportunities for individuals, and has even helped out the community as an educator showing his gratitude towards society. Working at one time as an assistant attorney general for the lone star state of Texas dating back to 1959, Donald R. Bernard has since lectured at Montana State's College of Business and has helped to educate students from all over the world as they entered his classroom, educating them on Glacial issues in business to real world experiences. Metaphors are often used comparing a buzzer beat... (more)

Shopify Announces 3rd Annual Build-A-Business Competition

OTTAWA, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/10/12 -- Shopify (www.shopify.ca), the industry-leading ecommerce platform and Ottawa's fastest growing company, announced today the launch of its third annual Build-A-Business competition (www.shopify.ca/build-a-business). This year, the company has partnered with some of the industry's biggest names to act as mentors throughout the competition. To participate, entrepreneurs must open an online store and start selling products using Shopify. At the end of the competition, the Canadian business that sells the most over a two month period will win a VIP trip for two to New York City to meet with the competition mentors: - Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek - Daymond John, FUBU & The Shark Tank - Tina Roth Eisenberg, swissmiss - Eric Ries, The Lean Startup The competition runs from July 10, 2012 to February 28, 2013, with each of t... (more)