15, Jul 2024
Chair and First Speakers Announced for Inaugural Conference on Semantic Data 2024

New York, NY, July 15, 2024 –Henry Stewart Events unveils the conference chair and speakers for its inaugural event on “Semantic Data: Taxonomy, Ontology, and Knowledge Graphs,” scheduled for October 23, 2024, in New York City. This one-day event offers an opportunity for data managers and information professionals to gather as a community to review essential tools and approaches necessary to compete in the age of AI.

Madi Weland Solomon, Head of Client Solutions and Services at Graphifi, chairs the conference. Madi is a creative technologist with expertise in DAM, enterprise taxonomy and ontology development, information architecture, digital strategy, and semantic technologies.

First Speakers Announced:
Lulit Tesfaye, Partner, VP of Knowledge & Data Services and Engineering, Enterprise Knowledge, LLC
Polly Alexander, Director, Metadata and Taxonomy, WebMD Ignite
Bonnie Griffin, Global Customer Operations Taxonomist, Paypal
Heather Hedden, Senior Consultant, Enterprise Knowledge LLC
Ahren Lehnert, Principal Taxonomist, Nike

Why Attend:
• Engage with fellow industry professionals from diverse sectors across the USA.
• Gain actionable insights for addressing semantic data challenges, covering taxonomy, knowledge graph, and ontology development.
• Network with peers and foster valuable connections within the semantic data community.
• Stay updated on standards, best practices, and emerging trends in semantic data management and AI technology.

Semantic Data New York 2024 is co-located with DAM (Digital Asset Management) New York 2024, providing additional opportunities for networking and learning about the latest developments in digital asset management.

15, Jul 2024
Tracey T. Travis to Retire From The Estee Lauder Companies as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Tracey T. Travis to Retire From The Estee Lauder Companies as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

July 15, 2024,New York, United States : The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL) today announced that Tracey T. Travis, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has decided to retire, effective June 30, 2025, after more than twelve years of exemplary leadership and service at the company. A successor for the CFO role has been identified and will be named in the coming weeks. Tracey will work closely with this person to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

“Tracey has been an invaluable business partner and a trusted advisor to me, our executives and Board of Directors, as well as a mentor and role model to many across our organization,” said Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer. “She has built and led a robust, integrated Global Finance & Strategy organization that has served as a valued business partner across the company and has helped to optimize delivery of our financial plans. Her financial acumen, discipline, and operational excellence have been essential to our company’s growth, and so many areas of our organization have her valuable imprint on them.”

Since joining The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), Tracey has led the company’s Global Finance, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations, Information Technology, and Strategy and New Business Development organizations. Tracey has also co-led the company’s Global Value Council and served as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Investment Development Committee. Tracey has also been a respected and engaging leader in her extensive work with our global investor community.

Under her guidance, the company has enhanced its financial strength and flexibility, enabling us to further invest in our long-term growth drivers, such as innovation, digital transformation, emerging markets, talent development, and M&A strategy. Additionally, Tracey has played a pivotal role in leading and advancing the financial profile of our global brand portfolio.

Over the last twelve years, Tracey built a robust, integrated Global Finance & Strategy (F&S) organization at ELC that serves as a valued business partner across the company, with a particular focus on cultivating talent across the organization to bring new perspectives to the finance function. Under her leadership, F&S has provided financial guidance throughout the enterprise while maximizing business and transformational opportunities, optimizing the capital structure, and supporting brand growth strategies and cash management. Tracey leaves the F&S function a transformed organization.

Together with ELC’s senior leadership, Tracey has deeply embedded the company’s corporate strategy throughout the organization, solidifying core planning processes with an emphasis on executional excellence. Working alongside senior leadership, Tracey and her team have implemented and driven a progressive end-to-end M&A strategy and value-driven empowerment and integration, including many important strategic acquisitions and investments such as DECIEM and TOM FORD. Tracey has also led the New Incubation Ventures (NIV) team to enable the sourcing, building, and growth of the brands and business models of tomorrow.

Tracey has helped further improve and elevate the company’s Information Technology function, strengthening its competitive edge through investments in areas such as digital tech centers around the world, embodying ELC’s global approach to technology management and innovation and enhancing the diversity of its capabilities. Tracey also served as an instrumental leader in establishing the company’s shared services capability to support the business and its growth.

Tracey played a critical role in strengthening talent development and engagement by developing and growing ELC’s Finance & Strategy Leadership Development Program (FASLEAP), and guiding the function’s approach to identifying, training, and placing top talent. Tracey has also been a committed Global Executive Sponsor of the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) employee resource group (ERG), where she helped further a culture of recognizing women as pioneers in the beauty industry and highlighting their creativity and ingenuity in shaping trends and redefining standards. She has been a passionate advocate for the company’s efforts across philanthropy, citizenship and sustainability, and inclusion, diversity and equity, including by championing initiatives to advance racial equity and representation within the company and the beauty industry.

“An inspiring and visionary leader, Tracey has been deeply committed to exemplifying our values throughout her years of dedicated service to our company,” said William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman. “Tracey has had a remarkable impact on driving our business forward by leading our portfolio strategy, but also by developing our talent, cultivating a culture of inclusion and continued learning, and advancing initiatives to foster a more diverse and equitable workplace and marketplace.”

Tracey has been honored with numerous industry awards and accolades throughout her distinguished career. She received a Best CFO award by Institutional Investor magazine, was recognized as one of the “Top 100 African Americans in Corporate America,” as well as “The Most Powerful Women in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise magazine. In 2019, she was honored with an Achiever Award by Cosmetic Executive Women. Tracey currently serves as a director on the Board of Accenture PLC and the Board of Meta Platforms Inc.

13, Jul 2024
Flexxbotics Announces Transforming Laser Marking Operations with Collaborative Robotic Automation Event with FOBA and Universal Robots

Boston, MA, July 13, 2024 — Flexxbotics, delivering digital solutions for robot-driven manufacturing at scale, today announced the upcoming event, Transforming Laser Marking Operations with Collaborative Robotic Automation. This live demonstration, in-person event is sponsored by FOBA Laser Marking + Engraving, Universal Robots and Flexxbotics and will be hosted at the MassRobotics facility in Boston, MA on Thursday 1 August from 8:30am – 12pm EST Free to Attend | Register Now.

Laser marking & engraving is critical for unique part identification (UID), compliance, and branding, however, capacity constraints and labor shortage issues can create serious throughput challenges.

To increase output and improve profit per part, forward thinking manufacturers are transforming their Laser Marking operations with Advanced Robotic Machine Tending. Utilizing collaborative robots from Universal Robots with Flexxbotics digitalization technology, companies running FOBA Laser Marking & Engraving systems can increase the machine-to-man ratio to 10:1 or more and run ‘lights out’ safely for additional capacity, precision quality, and improved profit margins.

The half day session will include a live demonstration of a cobot-enabled FOBA and provide best practices, proven approaches to real-world applications, as well as, specific information for your initiative.
Sessions will include:

Live Operational Demonstration of UR cobot-enabled FOBA Laser Marker enabled by Flexxbotics

Robotic Automation and Lean Manufacturing Applied to Laser Marking by Faycal Benayad, FOBA

Getting Started with Cobot Automation in Laser Marking Operations by Silas Neale, Universal Robots

Running Advanced Robotic Machine Tending with Laser Marking & Etching for Continuous Operations by Tyler Bouchard, Flexxbotics

Flexxbotics enables robot-driven manufacturing at scale. Flexxbotics solution digitalizes robotic production with autonomous process control for next generation smart factory environments. Flexxbotics breakthrough, the unique FlexxCORE™ technology, seamlessly connects and coordinates robots with existing automation equipment, IT systems and people.

“Complex part geometries and frequent changeovers have traditionally made robotic-enablement of laser marking complicated, now Flexxbotics solves these challenges,” said Tyler Bouchard, Flexxbotics CEO & Co-founder. “We’re rapidly advancing robot-driven manufacturing to enable companies to increase output while maintaining the highest levels of quality and compliance.”

13, Jul 2024
Knowledge Pillars and TurnKey Tech Ed Announce Content Development and Distribution Partnership for New WordPress Certification Curriculum

Knowledge Pillars and TurnKey Tech Ed Announce Content Development and Distribution Partnership for New WordPress Certification Curriculum

South Jordan, UT, July 13, 2024 –Knowledge Pillars Education, Inc., a leading provider of coding and web development certification exams, is pleased to announce a new content development and distribution agreement with TurnKey Tech Ed, LLC, a WordPress content development and professional development company based in Florida.

This strategic partnership will bring forth a comprehensive digital curriculum to support educators and students preparing for the Knowledge Pillars WordPress certification pathway exams. The curriculum will be available exclusively from Knowledge Pillars and delivered electronically via its exam platform to educators and students in K12 and Higher Ed institutions globally.

The new curriculum will cover the full spectrum of WordPress certifications provided by Knowledge Pillars, including WordPress Certified Editor, WordPress Elementor Specialist, WordPress WooCommerce Specialist and WordPress Certified Administrator. This initiative aims to equip student learners with a robust solution suitable for both classroom and self-study use, enhancing their readiness to pass the related certifications from Knowledge Pillars.

Don Chase, CEO of Turn Key Tech Ed, LLC, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration: “We are thrilled to partner with Knowledge Pillars in creating a high-quality, comprehensive digital curriculum for WordPress certifications. This agreement enables us to leverage our expertise in WordPress design and content development to provide educators and students with the tools they need to successfully pass the WordPress suite of certification exams from Knowledge Pillars and succeed in the digital economy when they graduate.”

Aaron Osmond, CEO of Knowledge Pillars Education, Inc., highlighted the strategic significance of the partnership: “Collaborating with TurnKey Tech Ed to produce this new line of digital curriculum perfectly aligns with our mission to support educators and students in achieving proficiency in WordPress. This exclusive curriculum offering enhances success in our valuable certification pathways and provides a much-needed standard curriculum resource for WordPress at schools and districts across the country.”

13, Jul 2024
VuDecide AI Agent for Shock Resilient Demand Planning Now Available on Microsoft AppSource

VuDecide AI Agent for Shock Resilient Demand Planning Now Available on Microsoft AppSource

San Ramon, CA, July 13, 2024 — DeepVu, an innovator in AI Agents for resilient supply chain planning for manufacturers, today announced the availability of its flagship product, VuDecide AI Agent for Shock Resilient Demand Planning, on Microsoft AppSource, an online cloud marketplace providing tailored line-of-business solutions.

Once creating a baseline demand forecast either from Dynamics 365 Sales or an internal forecast, VuDecide’s AI Agents integrate shock scenario planning, offering a compelling shock-resilient demand planning solution that gives human planners the power to choose from multiple shock-resilient AI powered forecasts. The beta release includes macroeconomic shocks such as consumer spend shocks (personal consumption expenditures) which impact all consumer goods verticals, and more shocks are being added based on customer demand. AI Agents are further enriched with world/industry context by taking hundreds of external signals from DeepVu’s rich Supply Chain Knowledge Graph “VuGraph.” Such signals include extensive macroeconomic signals such as interest rates, unemployment rates, average wages, commodity prices, export/import volume, and forex rates among others.

Giovanni Mezgec, Vice President, Modern Work + Business Applications Field & Partner Marketing, Microsoft Corp. said, “We welcome AI Agent for Shock Resilient Demand Planning to AppSource, where global customers can find thousands of line-of-business partner solutions that work with the Microsoft products they already use. Thanks to trusted partners like DeepVu, AppSource is part of a cloud marketplace landscape predicted to grow revenue 500% from 2022 to 2025.”

“Through DeepVu’s AI solutions, we strive to provide our manufacturing customers with best-in- class shock resilient planning in order to future-proof their supply chains against external shocks,” said Moataz Rashad, Founder and CEO of DeepVu. “The availability of our flagship VuDecide AI Planning Agents product in Microsoft AppSource enables us to offer these resilient planning and margin optimization benefits to a wider range of enterprise customers across the globe.”

The Dynamics 365 ecosystem is a compelling end-to-end suite of business operations and supply chain management solutions that offers an attractive value proposition to enterprises of all sizes globally. DeepVu’s suite of VuDecide Resilient Planning AI Agents and Knowledge Graph enriches this ecosystem with a set of compelling use-cases that optimize resilience, profit margins and sustainability for every enterprise that aims to future-proof its operations against external risks and disruptions.

12, Jul 2024
TOHT Launches New App to Enhance Personal and Professional Development

Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 12, 2024 –TOHT is excited to announce the launch of its new app on October 1. The app offers a unique platform for individuals to exchange anonymous feedback, understand their strengths and weaknesses, and join communities focused on skill improvement. TOHT aims to help users grow personally and professionally, fostering better communication and development within organizations.

TOHT is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking app on October 1, aimed at revolutionizing personal and professional development. The app enables users to exchange anonymous feedback with friends, colleagues, and organizations, helping them gain valuable insights into their strengths and areas for improvement.

The core features of TOHT include:

Anonymous Feedback Exchange: Users can receive candid feedback from peers and colleagues every six months, allowing for honest evaluations and personal growth.
Continuous Feedback: Focused on specific projects, meetings, or daily tasks, this feature provides ongoing feedback to support continuous improvement.
Organizational Feedback: Employees can send anonymous feedback to their current or former employers and universities, promoting a two-way communication channel for organizational development.
Exit Surveys: Users can provide honest reasons for leaving a company, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, through anonymous exit surveys.
TOHT Tribes: Communities where users with similar goals can share advice and support each other in improving specific skills.

“Our mission is to help individuals become better versions of themselves and excel in their personal and professional lives,” said a representative from TOHT. “TOHT is designed to facilitate continuous development, foster meaningful communication, and support users in their growth journeys.”

As a product MVP, TOHT has an exciting roadmap of features in the pipeline, promising even more tools and functionalities to enhance user experience and development opportunities.

12, Jul 2024
Trustyy Announces Upcoming Launch of Powerful AI Parenting Coach

Trustyy Announces Upcoming Launch of Powerful AI Parenting Coach

Lehi, UT, July 12, 2024 — Trustyy, an innovative mental health tech company–founded by therapist and author Dr. Tim Thayne– announces the launch of their cutting-edge AI Parent Coach. This revolutionary app equips and empowers parents to lead teens through behavior and mental health challenges while strengthening parent-teen relationships.

“I’ve always been driven by my vision to strengthen, heal, and fortify the world’s families,” said Dr. Thayne. “Trustyy was created to advance this vision and recent developments in AI technology makes the vision even more attainable.”

Trustyy launched their app earlier this year with an extensive range of content and features meticulously designed to facilitate more intentional parenting. The app has now been downloaded and used by thousands of families.

Trustyy CTO, Sidney Rodrigues said, “The powerful new AI Coach we’re launching has already been a game changer for early users in our test group. I feel fortunate to lead the development of cutting-edge technology that will immediately benefit families worldwide.”

11, Jul 2024
Wipro Opens New Smart and Connected IoT Experience Centre in Pune

Wipro Opens New Smart and Connected IoT Experience Centre in Pune

Wednesday, July 11,India : Wipro Commercial & Institutional Business (CIB), a leader in lighting and seating solutions, proudly announces the grand opening of its new Experience Centre in Pune.

The Experience Centre is designed to meet the evolving needs of modern businesses via advanced IoT and Smart Technology applications. Featuring open collaborative spaces, the centre showcases Wipro’s innovative Internet of Lighting (IoL)™ solutions and ergonomic seating designs. The center also features vibrant and inclusive designs aimed to boost employee productivity and promote mental well-being.

The facility highlights Wipro’s Smart & Connected solutions for Smart Factories, Smart Cities, and Smart Offices, utilizing technologies like Power over Ethernet (PoE) and wireless lighting management systems. The showcase features Wipro’s iSense, an advanced wireless IoT solution, which is widely adopted by office and industrial clients for seamless, wireless control of lighting fixtures, TVs, and AC units.

“The opening of our new Experience Centre marks a significant milestone for Wipro’s Commercial and Institutional Business,” said Mr. Anuj Dhir, Senior Vice President & Business Head, Commercial & Institutional Business at Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting. “This centre exemplifies our commitment to innovation and excellence, offering customers firsthand access and experience to our cutting-edge solutions. With India’s burgeoning office spaces, industries, and infrastructure bolstered by robust government initiatives and investments, we are poised for unparalleled growth.”

He further added, “As we expand nationally and replicate this model in key cities, our goal is to make our pioneering innovations more accessible across India. This expansion aligns seamlessly with our growth strategy, reinforcing our mission to deliver comprehensive lighting and seating solutions. This new facility empowers architects, interior designers, facility managers, and business leaders to immerse themselves in transformative smart lighting and seating solutions, offering practical insights to enhance their work environments.”

The facility provides live demonstrations that show how different lighting settings can influence space functionality and mood. Visitors can explore Wipro’s innovative and ergonomically designed seating solutions and receive personalized advice and project support from in-house design consultants and technical experts.

Wipro Seating Solutions offers a variety of solutions for offices, public spaces, collaborative environments, and auditoriums. The company has integrated acoustic materials, launching partitions and luminaires that add vibrancy to office interiors while delivering excellent noise reduction for peaceful and productive workspaces.

In addition, as part of Wipro’s Industrial Solutions, the company offers advanced LED highbay products which are designed for high ambient temperature environments, such as foundries and glass plants, exemplifying its innovative approach to industrial lighting. The company’s smart industrial lighting solutions, utilizing the iSense IoT lighting management system, have received high praise from industrial customers.

Wipro has revolutionized office lighting with its brightness management concept, providing optimal and soothing illumination. The company’s dedication to Green Building and WELL standards has earned substantial recognition, illuminating around 55% of green building projects in India, including the nation’s first Green Building in Hyderabad.

Wipro CIB is certified with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, ensuring the highest standards of quality in its products and services. Wipro’s commitment to product and design innovation has earned national and international recognition, including awards such as the Red Dot Award, the India Design Mark, Frost & Sullivan award for LED lighting visionary innovation leadership, and the International Diamond Prize for excellence in quality by ESQR.

11, Jul 2024
VESALIO Introduces NeVa NET 4.0 mm Following International Success of NeVa NET 5.5 mm

VESALIO Introduces NeVa NET 4.0 mm Following International Success of NeVa NET 5.5 mm

Dallas, TX, July 11, 2024 — Building on the success of NeVa NET 5.5 mm in international markets, Vesalio has launched its NeVa NET 4.0 mm device to treat acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion. The introduction follows promising findings from studies published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology1 and the Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery.2 Both the 5.5 mm and the newly launched 4.0 mm sizes incorporate NeVa NET’s integrated micro-filter, a unique, patented feature aimed at preventing the escape of clot particles into new or distal territories. Distal clot escape, observed in up to 40% of neuro-thrombectomy procedures, often negatively impacts patient outcomes by exacerbating the stroke event or causing future mini-strokes. Patented distal net filtration complements the NeVa™ device’s unique all-clots capability, enhancing clot retention capabilities.

“The publications on our NET micro-filtration technology highlight the significant value it brings to patients,” said Gustavo Prado, VP of Development and Operations at VESALIO. “Both studies show higher first-pass rates and fewer distal emboli compared to competitors, with notable success in preventing emboli larger than 1 mm. As clinical research consistently reiterates the importance of rapid, high-quality recanalization for better patient outcomes, these findings are very encouraging.”

“We are excited to be among the first centers using NeVa NET,” said Dr Paul Bhogal of NHS Royal London, UK. “Our team has been eagerly anticipating the release of the 4.0 mm size. Our experience with NeVa has been excellent and in our cases, we are seeing very high first pass effect (≥eTICI2c). The new NeVa NET holds much promise and the fact the 4 mm version can be used with .021” microcatheters is wonderful. I believe that this new device will, in conjunction with other technologies such as large bore aspiration catheters and BGCs, offer the best chances of complete recanalization on first pass and better reperfusion for the brain. My initial experience has indeed been very good, and this is effectively my go to device for M1 and ICA occlusions.”

10, Jul 2024
Emorphis Technologies Garners Global Acclaim for Excellence in Healthcare Software Development

Broadlands, VA, July 10, 2024 — Emorphis Technologies is proud to announce the receipt of widespread appreciation for its innovative healthcare software development projects from clients across the USA, Europe, Australia, and the UAE. This international recognition underscores Emorphis Technologies’ commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions that enhance patient care and streamline healthcare operations.

Over the past year, Emorphis Technologies has successfully developed and deployed numerous healthcare software solutions that have been met with high praise from leading healthcare technology and IT companies and organizations. Emorphis Technologies has garnered various awards and accolades, highlighting its commitment to excellence. The healthcare solutions include the highly acclaimed Care Management Platform, which is revolutionizing patient care through its comprehensive and user-friendly interface, and with Emorphis Health, a suite of applications including AI integration, telehealth app, remote patient monitoring solution, and wearable applications were designed and developed to optimize healthcare delivery and administration.

“Our team is dedicated to advancing healthcare technology, and it is incredibly rewarding to see our efforts recognized on a global scale,” said Nilesh Maheshwari, Founder and CEO of Emorphis Technologies. “We are grateful for the trust and support of our clients from the USA, Europe, Australia, and the UAE. Their feedback drives us to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation in healthcare.”

In the USA, Emorphis Technologies has collaborated with several leading healthcare technology companies to develop custom software solutions that improve patient outcomes and operational efficiency. Their work has received commendations for its impact on reducing administrative burdens and enhancing patient engagement. European healthcare IT companies have lauded Emorphis Technologies for its innovative approach to integrating advanced technologies such as AI and IoT into healthcare systems, resulting in improved diagnostics and patient monitoring.

In Australia, Emorphis Technologies has been instrumental in developing telehealth platforms that have expanded access to healthcare services in remote areas, earning high praise for their user-centric design and reliability. In the UAE, Emorphis Technologies’ solutions have been pivotal in modernizing healthcare IT infrastructure, earning accolades for their ability to seamlessly integrate with existing systems and enhance overall healthcare delivery.