SAVE THE DATE: Yidan Prize Summit The world’s largest educational prize inaugural summit Hong Kong, 10-11 December, 2017

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, September 18, 2017 /– The Yidan Prize Foundation, founded by internet giant Tencent core founder Charles Chen Yidan, will hold its inaugural global summit — the world’s largest educational prize summit — “Education Redefined: The Future is Now” alongside the award ceremony on 10-11 December 2017.

The Yidan Prize Summit will bring together over 250 world leaders, policy-makers, leading educators, investors, EdTech innovators, influential educational foundations and NGOs from around the world for lively debates and dialogues that will address how stakeholders in education should rethink the outcomes we expect amidst the fourth industrial revolution, a new era of human-machine interdependence.

The event will feature Mr. Martin Lau, President, Tencent Holdings Limited, Dr. Qian Tang, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO, Mr. Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Dr. Anant Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, edX, the inaugural Yidan Prize laureates and among other prominent speakers.

The full day conference will unveil the future of education through a series of interactive roundtables, debates, LIVE LAB, panel discussions and keynote addresses on topics such as:

  • Classroom of the Future: Implementing Innovative Learning – How can innovative educational technologies be integrated into today’s classroom to create a more engaging, inspiring and effective learning experience?
  • Investing in Future-Ready Education – What are the opportunities for productive and mutually beneficial collaboration between investors and educators that will future-proof education for the younger generation?
  • Closing the Skills Gap in an Automated World – What can be done to fill the gap between the skills taught in school and those required for a vastly different marketplace of the future?
  • Everyone Counts – Education for All by 2030 – What needs to happen in the next 12 years to achieve this UN Sustainable Development Goals?

SUMMIT DETAILS:

Date:

Award Ceremony – 10 December 2017 (Sun)

Full-day Conference – 11 December 2017 (Mon)

Venue:

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Sun)

The Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong (Mon)

REGISTER NOW:
The Yidan Prize Summit is now open for registration.
For more information, visit the newly launched Summit website at http://summit.yidanprize.org/.

IncubateIND launches India’s largest Aviation Hackathon

 New Delhi, Delhi, September 18, 2017 /

  • IncubateIND launches 30-hour long, India’s largest Aviation Hackathon
  • Registrations for India’s largest Aviation Hackathon open until Sept 25, 2017
  • All-India Vistara Hackathon to be held from Oct 7, 2017, to Oct 8, 2017, in Delhi/NCR and Bengaluru

IncubateIND has launched ‘Vistara Hackathon’, India’s largest Aviation Hackathon with an aim to disrupt the aviation sector and solve aviation-related problems with unique and innovative solutions.

IncubateIND provides a fertile ground for networking and teamwork to students and professionals and helps to discover, create, work together, achieve collective goals, and pursue shared ambitions. Essentially, the company works with students, and entrepreneurs community to create workable solutions for better India. It works on solving world’s greatest problems through a technology-driven community of students, entrepreneurs, and government. IncubateIND is organizing this hackathon in partnership with India’s finest full-service airline, Vistara.

“Vistara is the first Indian airline to have built an end-to-end IT infrastructure on Cloud. We’re adopting the latest technologies to drive innovation across avenues – from maximising convenience for travellers across customer touch points to simplifying internal processes that lead to increased productivity and cost-saving. Technology will help bring about disruptive changes in the aviation industry, some of which we hope to discover at the Vistara Hackathon,” said Ravinder Pal Singh, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Vistara.

The ‘Vistara Hackathon’ will involve 20 teams from each city that will compete with each other to create new applications and tools to address aviation-related challenges in areas such as, tracking traveller behaviour, personalization of air travel, intelligent crowd monitoring at airports, system integration with third-party APIs and software, in-flight entertainment and intelligent customer targeting, amongst other challenging aspects. The solutions submitted at the Vistara Hackathon will be reviewed by a panel of technology and aviation experts who will hand-pick winners, based on originality, the potential for scalability, and successful execution.

“Technology is no more a need now rather it has become a lifestyle. Hackathon is a birthplace of innovation. It can be adapted to greatly accelerate the process of digital transformation. IncubateIND helps to drive innovation by crowd-sourcing talent using latest technologies, competing to build, test, and launch amazing ideas to the world for tech products, platforms, and brands,” said Samkit Sharma, Co-Founder, IncubateIND.

Since its inception in 2016, IncuabteIND is committed to providing a space to young minds to flourish their ideas and has endeavored to solve world’s greatest problems by one of a kind solutions. With ‘Vistara Hackathon’, IncubateIND aspires to build solutions which will revolutionize the aviation sector and transform the flying experience for travelers in India.

Putting an emphasis on the working structure of the company, Punit Jain, Co-Founder, IncubateIND further stated that Innovation is born out of curiosity and most businesses, nowadays, have taken birth out of a robust engineering of innovation.

“Every company is seeking modernization to increase their productivity and efficiency. IncubateIND provides a platform to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs and helps them in developing their skillset in the domain of technology,” he said.

Vistara is India’s finest full-service airline and is aimed to create memorable and personalized flying experiences for its customers and set new standards in the aviation industry in India.

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IncubateIND has launched ‘Vistara Hackathon’, India’s largest Aviation Hackathon with an aim to disrupt the aviation sector and solve aviation-related problems with unique and innovative solutions.

India’s No.1 Brand Awards 2017 on 24th Sept 2017 in Mumbai

New Delhi, Delhi, September 18, 2017 /– Mr. Hemant Kaushik, Founder Chairperson of No.1 BRANDS Awards Council and CEO of International Brand Consulting Corporation,USA told the media that the India’s No.1 BRANDS Awards 2017 platform will salute the most trusted No.1 BRANDS of India and the event will prove to be the most radiant platform which showcases distinguished personalities and No.1 Brands of India. 100 brands throughout India and their CEO’s, Managing Directors, Presidents, Vice Presidents and Director’s will get together for a mega celebration of achievements, highlighting the success of Indian brands and the individuals behind them at the India’s No.1 BRANDS 2017 Awards function on 24th Sept 2017, Sunday at The Leela Hotel in Mumbai, India.

Mr. Kaushik said, We are also organising America’s Most Trusted Brand Awards in USA for all top 100 American Brands and also World’s Most Trusted Brand Awards on 9th Oct 2017 at New Jersey,USA.

No.1 BRAND Awards believes that it can provide tremendous service by identifying those who have maintained the highest standards of product integrity and brand development. Obviously, winners are not necessarily the highest selling brands but those that have worked hard to win consumer trust.

Google Certified Partner WhiteDigital, Selected as No.1 PPC Agency in India

Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, September 18, 2017 /– whiteDigital, the Google AdWords certified agency in India, offers a stress-free management of Google AdWords Campaign for their clients by employing a certified team of Google AdWords experts in India. They create, manage and optimize Google AdWords campaigns for Maximum returns. Their focus is not just on clicks, but they figure out innovative strategies to spend wisely and maximize their client’s ROI for PPC and bring in healthy businesses.

whiteDigital has 16 Certified Google AdWord experts in India, who specialize in managing Search advertising, Display Ads, Mobile advertising, Video Ads, Shopping Ads, DSA ads, Call Only Campaigns and Retargeting. Being in the industry for more than 16 years, they have a clear understanding of the industry, and manage AdWords campaign across different verticals, localities and industries.

The CEO of the company, Mr. Gunaseelan, stated that “Our Google AdWords certified agency in India, works directly with Google engineers. Yes, we have a dedicated AdWords campaign manager from Google who helps us setup, optimize & manage our client accounts.” He also detailed that, “Our certified PPC experts in India manage more than $150,000 of AdWords spend for our clients every month. Depending on the Industry we build effective strategies, and manage successful campaigns using Search, Display, Video, Mobile, Call only, DSA, PLA’s and retargeting.”

The spokesperson also mentioned that, “we offer FREE AdWords setup for new business and a FREE AdWords Audit to existing accounts. You can also get a free consultation from our Google AdWords experts in India. Our dedicated and friendly, PPC expert in India will be online on IM’s providing a direct support through phone, Skype or video conferencing.”

whiteDigital’s team of certified PPC experts in India, keep up with the emerging trends and work closely with the stipulations set by Google. No wonder, whiteDigital was awarded as the best Google AdWords certified agency in India, for growth and innovation.

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About whiteDigital

whiteDigital started its operations in the year 2002. whiteDigital mainly works to increase the conversions and drive in relevant targeted visitors through PPC campaigns in India. They have Google certified experts for Search, Display, Video, Mobile, Shopping and Analytics. They are an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, a dignified member of NASSCOM, BING certified and an Amazon partner for sponsored Ads. With their diligent efforts, whiteDigital won the Google AdWords Partner Agency Award for GROWTH & INNOVATION in 2016 and the Best Company of the Year award for PPC from Siliconindia. They successfully manage a Google AdWords Spend of more than $150,000 plus every month for their clients. For more details, visit http://www.whitedigital.in.

Senior Officials from Top 40 Industries including Hero Group & Maruti Suzuki visited LPU

Jalandhar, Punjab, September 18, 2017 /– Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI), Delhi Chapter, organized its 5th ‘Convention on Quality Concept’ for the Punjab, Himachal and J&K Region at Lovely Professional University, today. In this organization senior officials from top 40 industries including Hero Moto Corp, Hero Cycles, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, JCB India, Nerolac Paints, Swaraj Engines, NTPC, Gabriel India, Indian Oil, Blue Star, Motherson Group, Bharat Electronics, Sandhar Group, Auto Fit and more participated actively. Creating value to the society, detailed presentations on quality concepts were made in eight Halls of the University for the benefit of the students. Highlighting, QCFI is the only body in India to award 5 ‘S’ Certificate, jointly with Union of Japanese Scientists & Engineers (JUSE).

LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal was the Chief Guest of the Convention, who was welcomed by Chief Operating Officer (QCFI-DC) Dr K G Sharma and his team members amid the massive assemblage at Shanti Devi Mittal Auditorium of the university. Thanking QCFI-DC leaders for reposing faith in LPU for massive organization, LPU Chancellor Mr Mittal appreciated the efforts of the forum not only in the country but 12 more nations. While inviting the forum to have their office at LPU campus, Mr Mittal also suggested the officials of the forum to commence according accreditation in the education sector for bringing out the best ones for the industry. On this occasion, Director of Hero Cycles Mr Abhishek Munjal and President of JCB India Mr YS Hooda were also present as Guests of Honour.

COO Dr K G Sharma informed: “The motive of the forum is to provide quality concepts to industry, education sector and the society.” He also assured full support to LPU in forwarding such valuable concepts to the hard-working students of the university. Rating discipline, decorum and dignity at LPU in high esteems, through personal observations; Vice Chairman (QCFI-DC) Mr NP Chandoke said: “I am greatly amazed to see the huge value oriented culture being fostered among students at LPU. I want to imply that quality into products and services are determined by quality we enthuse in them. I want to alert all that societal needs are continuously changing and so are the challenges. So, adopting disruptive technologies, we will have to foster culture of regular improvements for perfect solutions.”

IDT to Showcase Live Demo of 200G PAM4 ICs for Datacenter Applications at ECOC 2017

San Jose, California, September 17, 2017 /– Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced a live demonstration of its latest 200G VCSEL and DML Drivers, and TIA ICs at ECOC 2017. This newest family of 2- and 4-channel PAM4 CDR/Retimers, 1x and 4x VCSEL and DML Drivers, and TIAs will help address current datacenter challenges, enabling IDT’s customers to upgrade hyper-scale datacenter and cloud computing infrastructure from 100G to 200G and beyond.

In recent years, hyper-scale datacenters have pushed the boundaries of network design to support the highly virtualized and scaled-out applications of the modern age. As cloud and networking services become increasingly central to consumers’ lives, IDT’s latest solutions help datacenter operators to meet the continuously growing demands for higher densities and greater speeds brought on by the overwhelming increase in data traffic. It is essential that they are able to quickly and easily transition to higher data rates as needed in order to meet business requirements.

“Datacenters are facing enormous pressure to keep the pace, supporting the higher bandwidths required to deliver an exceptional experience for their customers. IDT’s latest family of 50G/200G, PAM4 CDR/Retimers, VCSEL and DML Drivers and TIAs will make it possible for datacenter operators to upgrade their servers from 100G to 200G and beyond, delivering the data rates necessary for emerging applications – such as live video streaming, AI chatbots, augmented and virtual reality – that demand a new level of performance from cloud infrastructure,” said Dr. Raluca Dinu, VP/GM of the Optical Interconnect Division at IDT, Inc. “We are very excited to be the first company to begin sampling 2- and 4-channel analog 200G PAM4 Clock Data Recover/Retimers based on advanced CMOS technology to our customers.”

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s New 20-Year 2017-2036 Market Forecast Shows Strong Opportunities for the 60- to 150- Seat Segment

Montreal, Quebec, September 13, 2017 /– Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today released its 20-year Market Forecast for the 60- to 150-seat segment. According to this new 2017-2036 Market Forecast, the 60- to 150-seat seat segment will be a catalyst to further growth, market penetration and airline profitability.

“The outlook for our markets is strong,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are the only manufacturer with a solution for any type of business model in the 60- to 150-seat segment, and we are well positioned to capture the value from the exciting opportunities outlined in this Market Forecast.

“In addition to showing general market dynamics, our forecast focuses on how airlines are changing the way that assets are evaluated,” added Mr. Cromer. “Airlines are shifting their primary metric for network and fleet optimization strategies from ‘cost’ to ‘profit’. With this thinking in the forefront, more airlines are investing in right-sized aircraft that maximize their profits.”

The complete market is seen as 12,550 aircraft worth U.S. $820 billion, based on 2017 list prices. The 100- to 150-seat segment will represent 70 per cent of the revenues, 6,800 aircraft valued at $580 billion, followed by the 60- to 100-seat segment with 5,750 deliveries worth $240 billion.

After a trend to take larger aircraft in the recent years, airlines will look at taking smaller aircraft in the future. Some of the conclusions that this new Market Forecast is drawing include the fact that revenue growth is just one part of the profitability equation, and the traditional pursuit of reducing cost-per-seat with large aircraft is not necessarily yielding more profit for airlines. A focus on cost-per-seat instead of yield-per-passenger have resulted not only in lower profits for airlines but also in poor passenger experience.

In some regions, even heavy discounting can’t fill oversized planes, while in other regions, overbooked flights are generating outrage amongst passengers. Profit contribution will be transitioning from a network-wide basis to per-passenger basis. With the objective of increasing the profitability per passenger, airlines start investing in right-sized aircraft based on market demands.

The forecast says small regional aircraft (20-60 seats) segment erosion will have a rippling upgrading effect; large regional aircraft (60-100 seats) will continue to dominate short-haul (up to 500 nm/926 km) routes; and small single-aisle aircraft (100-150 seats) will increase point-to-point flying on short- to medium-haul sectors and will allow airlines to fly new and thin routes at a profit. The forecast predicts that 86 per cent of the current fleet in this segment will retire by 2036.

North America and Europe will continue as the largest markets for new aircraft. Together they will take delivery of 5,700 aircraft or 46 percent of deliveries.

The forecast divides the world into nine geographical regions – North America, Europe, Greater China, East Asia and Oceania, Latin America (including Mexico), Russia and CIS, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. There will be a strong demand for large regional aircraft from Asia/Pacific owing to growth, and renewal demand from Europe and North America. Key markets for the small single-aisle aircraft segment are North America, Europe and Greater China.

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About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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