Rapidly Growing Next-Gen Social Network Attracts Members Worldwide with Uplifting Social Media Experience Built on Trust, Control and Data Privacy
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2019 – Today MeWe announces it surpasses 6 million members and is named a 2019 “Best Entrepreneurial Company in America” by Entrepreneur magazine. Recently MeWe has ranked as a “Top 10” Social App and the #1 Trending Social App in the Google Play Store.
MeWe expects over 100 million members by the end of 2020, having achieved 405% growth in 2018 and growing twice as fast on a daily basis in 2019. 60% of MeWe’s traffic is international and 35% of members are active—exceeding industry standards.
In his recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, MeWe’s CEO, Mark Weinstein, wrote, “MeWe is a full-featured social network engineered with privacy-by-design that’s freemium-based with no ads, targeting or newsfeed manipulation. Marketers and election meddlers cannot target or boost anything to anyone. These are significant competitive differentiations.” Weinstein today adds, “It’s gratifying to see MeWe flourishing worldwide. MeWe is the uplifting social network with the features people love, and the respect, control and data privacy we all deserve.”
Weinstein recently discussed MeWe’s ascension as the next-gen social network during his August 28 Fox Business interview and his July 25 CNN International interview.
MeWe’s advisory board includes Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, who says, “MeWe gives the power of the Internet back to the people with a platform built for collaboration and privacy.”
MeWe’s groundbreaking “Privacy Bill of Rights” guarantees members have control of their data, newsfeeds and privacy. MeWe safeguards members with a strong Terms of Service designed to keep bad actors out.
Prior awards for MeWe include Start-Up of the Year Finalist at SXSW. MeWe is “free forever” with a freemium revenue model and also receives recurring revenue from its enterprise collaboration platform, MeWePRO, a Slack competitor.
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LONDON, Oct. 3, 2019
FitXR, a pioneer in virtual reality (VR) fitness games, today announced survey results offering deep insights into video gaming enthusiasts, or “gamers.” Executed in collaboration with Propeller Insights, the survey polled more than 1,100 consumers in the U.S. about their gaming hardware and applications, usage habits, playing time, preferences for social gaming, and interest in gaming-related fitness.
In terms of gaming hardware and its use, more than half of respondents (56%) said they play video games, with 21% of those surveyed owning a VR headset. Among those who own VR headsets, 83% said they use them to play video games. Behind gaming, the second most popular use of VR headsets was watching TV and movies (21%), illustrating the growing presence of this technology in the entertainment space. Using VR headsets for exercise was the third most popular use of the technology (14%).
Gaming usage habits were also explored. Of the respondents who reported playing video games, more than half (51%) reported playing at least a few hours a day, with a subset of that group playing eight hours a day or longer. Specifically:
49% reported playing “a few hours a week”
32% reported playing “a few hours a day”
11% reported playing between “four and eight hours a day”
6% reported playing “more than eight hours a day”
1% reported playing “all day”
Social gaming also proved popular, with 58% reporting that they play social video games that allow them to compete with their friends, family and online acquaintances. In fact, 56% of respondents said that they’ve “met and made new friends while playing a video game,” with 23% reporting that they made one to two new friends, 42% reporting that they made three to five new friends, and 35% saying that they have made six or more new friends while playing video games. Some 55% of respondents say they have met those friends in real life.
Recognizing the need for fitness
Amidst all of the time spent gaming, there is recognition that fitness – and short fitness breaks – would be welcomed by gamers to combat the sedentary aspects of their hobby. When asked about short one- to two-minute “fitness breaks” during long gaming sessions, a total of 59% of respondents said that they would either “love the idea” or “it would be a good way to reset and get my body moving.” Conversely, 22% of gamers indicated that they “work out on my own time, so I wouldn’t need this.”
The survey also explored what gamers would be willing to give up other than their “gaming time.” And, while 22% wouldn’t give up anything, some of the trade-offs that people were willing to make included:
24% would give up their Amazon Prime subscription
29% would give up their morning smoothie or juice
31% would give up podcasts
34% would give up food delivery, such Caviar, Seamless or Uber Eats
37% would give up beer or wine
“The survey results align closely with what we’re seeing in the gaming space and with what our players tell us,” observed Sameer Baroova, co-founder of FitXR. “As the data projects, the next wave of gaming is trending toward technologies like VR to drive new applications and provide experiences that integrate with other aspects of people’s lives, such as making new friends and integrating fitness into gaming routines. We’re excited because the future is so wide open for technology to make gaming much more than a solitary, sedentary and 2D activity.”
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SINGAPORE, Oct. 3, 2019 / Today, Google, Temasek and new partner, Bain & Company released its e-Conomy Southeast Asia report for 2019, highlighting the most significant industry trends observed in 2019 and analysing the current and future potential of the Southeast Asian Internet economy across its six largest markets (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam).
The report shows that the region’s Internet economy has hit a new milestone, reaching $100 billion for the first time this year, a 39 percent increase from $72 billion last year. The Internet economies in Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand are growing between 20 and 30 percent annually, but the two pacesetters in the region are Indonesia and Vietnam, with growth rates in excess of 40 percent a year.
This surge across SEA is attributed to the influx of new online users in the region — about 100 million more compared to four years ago. This growing market of customers has incentivized businesses in the region, from established ‘unicorns’ to small-medium enterprises, to adopt and leverage digital tools to expand rapidly.
As the world’s most engaged Internet users, Southeast Asia is shaping technology trends in its own way. When it comes to services like Ride Hailing and Food Delivery, the region is rapidly growing and the momentum is only going to continue as a new generation comes of age and people outside big cities come online. By 2025, the regional Internet economy will have tripled to $300 billion.
Here are some key insights from this year’s report.
1) Internet businesses have hit new heights
Southeast Asia’s Internet sectors are booming, and this is indicative of the fundamental changes in the way people shop, eat and get around. e-Commerce is the biggest and fastest-growing sector. More than 150 million Southeast Asians are now buying what they need online, and the sector is valued at $38 billion today compared with just $5.5 billion in 2015 — and on track to hit $150 billion by 2025.
RideHailing is surging, with 40 million people ordering transport, food and other services on demand, as compared with just 8 million in 2015.
2) Time is money: competing for user engagement
As the ecosystem matures, Internet economy companies are switching their focus from acquiring new customers to driving higher engagement with existing users. To do so, they are offering a variety of products and expanding into new services including gamified promotions, enticing streaming content, live news and more. Consumers are benefiting from these trends, as they have access to more choices and lower prices.
3) Opportunity is spreading beyond the big cities
Up until now, seven metropolitan areas have made up more than half of Southeast Asia’s Internet economy despite accounting for just 15% of the total population. Between now and 2025, the Internet economy is set to grow twice as fast outside Metros as inside them. This growth will support new jobs and opportunities, increase the need for investments to expand Internet access in less served areas, and drive inclusion of the entire Southeast Asian population into the Internet economy.
4) Digital Financial Services reach an inflection point with increasing access as a priority
Technology has made Financial Services more accessible to users in the region, and it is projected to expand further to reach out to 100 million Southeast Asians with limited access to financial services today. Digital Payments is set to grow from $600 billion in 2019 to more than $1 trillion by 2025, accounting for almost one in every two dollars spent in the region.
5) Funding remains healthy despite global headwinds
In 2019, global economic growth has slowed, with the outlook remaining cloudy. But even as global tech funding takes a hit, Southeast Asia has remained a bright spot. Funding flows into the region continued to grow at a healthy pace, from the high base of a record-breaking 2018. The first six months of 2019 saw Internet firms raise $7.6 billion, about 7% more than in the same period in 2018. A growing cadre of “aspiring unicorns” has emerged and they are on the lookout for late-stage funding to scale further.
6) Ecosystem challenges are being resolved
Experts shared that Southeast Asia has made progress in overcoming the initial challenges of the Internet economy by making Internet access more affordable and strengthening consumers’ trust in digital services. However, talent constraints remain a pressing concern, as companies look for skilled workers to take on the influx of new roles created in the digital economy.
E-commerce is growing by leaps and bounds. Millennial customers are setting new trends whether it is online on-demand services like rides hailing, food delivery, or online shopping; thus, opening scope for businesses to expand digitally. Your business can also drive higher customer engagement and leverage the internet economy by adopting digital tools. Panacea Infotech offers cutting edge ecommerce solutions to keep your business ahead of competitors.
DENVER, Oct. 1, 2019 — Health, finance, and career management is set to get a lot easier following the launch of the new app, Chizell.
Touted as the ‘Tool for a beautiful life’ Chizell is an innovative app designed to reward users for tracking their health, finance, and career all in one place. The health section of the app awards points for tracking meals and exercises and offers excellent resources for living a healthy life. In the finance section, users earn points for creating and maintaining their budget. They can also track, manage their debts, and get advice on saving and investing. But that’s not all. Those scouting for a new job can earn points by merely creating a professional resume in the career section. They can also access resources for landing their dream job. Once enough points have been accumulated, users can redeem them on the Chizell app marketplace for Amazon and Walmart gift certificates and other cool rewards.
Software Developer, Negou Seid, is the co-creator behind Chizell. Questioned about the motivation for creating the app, he explained: “I want to help people use data to change their lives. I believe that we fail our goals of losing weight or saving money because we fail to see the overall change in our lives. A decision to be healthy will have an impact on our finance, our career, and our social life. For example, if you grab fast food for lunch every day, this will harm your health and finance.”
Data tracking is the hallmark of the Chizell app. Tracking data gives a better understanding of improvement. But it’s not enough to track data, and that’s why Chizell takes it a bit further by rewarding users for achieving and maintaining their health, and financial goals. Seid said: “We want users of our app to achieve their goals and rewards have been shown to motivate people to do better.”
Of course, there are several fitness and finance apps on the market. But Chizell simplifies the management of these critical facets of life. This single app will reduce the amount of space used on mobile devices for fitness, health, and professional apps and also save time maneuvering from app to app.
Currently, Chizell is only available as a web-based app; however, plans are afoot to launch the mobile app in the coming months.
Good Health, Sound Finance and Satisfying Career are three pillars of a successful life; however one or the other is often jeopardized at the cost of other.
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New York: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services for consumers, physicians, and other healthcare professionals (HCPs), today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Aptus Health.
The acquisition includes Aptus Health’s core brand Univadis, a global information and education platform delivering medical news, conference and research updates and thought-leader education to 4 million HCPs in 91 countries. In addition, the transaction includes Aptus Health’s EngagedMedia, which supports patient engagement and adherence via an integrated mobile messaging platform and Tomorrow Networks, which offers data-driven, location-based mobile advertising and marketing solutions driven by consumer behavior.
The acquisition will combine the core competencies and scale of Aptus Health with that of WebMD and Medscape, the flagship consumer and health care professional brands in the WebMD network.
“Aptus Health is highly complementary to WebMD’s existing professional and consumer brands, making them an excellent addition to our platforms,” said Bob Brisco, WebMD CEO. “Together, we can leverage our combined strengths to extend our reach and engagement to health care professionals, patients and consumers.”
The addition of Aptus Health’s flagship brand Univadis to the Medscape franchise will build on Medscape’s unrivaled reach as the leading global source of clinical news, health information, education and point-of-care tools for health care professionals worldwide.
“Univadis strengthens our commitment to deliver best-in-class content and tools to millions of physicians worldwide,” said Jeremy Schneider, Senior Vice President and Group General Manager, WebMD Global. “With Univadis, we deepen our connection to local markets, extend our reach to HCP audiences and increase our value to customers.”
Based in Reading, MA, Aptus Health is wholly owned by Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada.
Aptus Health will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of WebMD, as the companies build on and integrate products, platforms, and services. The acquisition is expected to be complete in October and is subject to customary closing conditions. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.
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- Initiated new PoS Blockchain development for IoT and payment service aiming to launch in 1Q 2020
- Leads Blockchain-based digital transformation by providing enterprise solution to public and private sectors as well as pan-Hyundai Group
- Sponsors a European pro esports organization ‘G2 Esports’ as a part of its “Global&Young” marketing strategy
SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 30, 2019 — Blockchain company Hdac Technology (“Hdac”), founded by Hyundai BS&C CEO Dae Sun Chung, announced its new PoS (Proof-of-Stake) blockchain development plan at Korea Blockchain Week 2019 (KBW 2019) held at Grand InterContnental Seoul Parnas.
Nicolas Jacquet, Marketing Director of Hdac Korean branch, introduced the company’s current business states and objectives such as plan for new blockchain development, plan for blockchain emerging fund, case studies of enterprise solution implementation, and strategies for esports marketing and listing on global exchanges.
New Blockchain “Friday”
Hdac announced that it has initiated development of a new blockchain project named “Friday.” Blockchain Friday is going to be PoS-based, considering its better suitability for IoT ecosystem. The goal of the project is to launch Testnet in November and Mainnet in the first quarter of 2020.
Friday Consensus is a consensus algorithm which is aiming balance within three main values of decentralized platforms: scalability, security, and decentralization. The major goal is to make it suitable for not only DApp services but also IoT and payment services by securing scalability and processing speed while realizing Smart Contract functionality.
For the economical aspect, the project is going to devise a fairer way to provide bigger compensation to holders who make bigger contributions to the ecosystem. This method will evaluate overall level of network contribution such as ‘Node Uptime’, and ‘Block Proposal’ rate instead of merely measuring staking volume.
Hdac also signed a collaboration deal with globally acknowledged startup CasperLabs which is developing Casper-CBC based CPoS (Correct-Proof-of-Stake) blockchain. Both corporations are jointly developing VM (Virtual Machine) based on WebAssembly to provide more convenient smart contract development environment and will continue the cooperative research on alternative technology for decentralized platform.
PoC with Hyundai Motor Company
To demonstrate the expanding provision of its enterprise blockchain solution across public and private sectors, Hdac provided details on recent PoC(Proof-of-Concept) conducted with Manufacturing Engineering Research & Development Center of Hyundai Motor Company. As a part of its innovation effort, the company is currently working on new technologies such as a blockchain-based project to secure irreversibility, security, and integrity of data that generated from production facilities.
Starting from last May to August, the two organizations successfully finished PoC of “blockchain-based production history and product quality data management technology” developing related technologies/solutions: connection between device control middleware and blockchain network; BCApp (BlockChain Application) for addition/elimination of process facility and process data monitoring; and real-time status analyzing algorithm via blockchain log tracking.
From the accomplishments of PoC, Hdac will expand the scope of collaboration with Hyundai Motor Company’s Manufacturing Engineering Research & Development Center to further employ blockchain. Also, according to Hdac, there will be another PoC with a construction company from pan-Hyundai group and the goal is to combine blockchain technology with open smart home service platform.
G2 Esports Sponsorship
Hdac will also start esports marketing targeting millennials and Z-generation who will be the leading role in oncoming blockchain economy. This is to enhance global exposure and secure consumers with user-friendly marketing strategy focused on the young generation that is sensitive to the new technologies and trends.
For this, Hdac made a sponsorship contract with a pro esports team G2 Esports (“G2”). G2 is one of the best esports team in Europe which has nine teams for each game leagues including PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, League of Legends, and Counterstrike: Global Offensive. With G2, Hdac will carry a multi-directional marketing approach utilizing media channels such as Youtube or Twitch with influential players.
Also, Hdac said that it will collaborate with a local esports channel “SBS AfreecaTV,” created by broadcaster SBS and internet media AfreecaTV, to maximize the marketing effect.
Listing on Global Exchanges
Lastly, Hdac revealed its plan to be listed on global exchanges in Europe and the U.S. to broaden its accessibility for users and enhance its ecosystem.
So far, Hdac was mainly listed on Asian exchanges including Bithum, GDAC, CoinBene, and Bibox. As of September 30th, Hdac is listed on European exchange LATOKEN, and by the end of the year, it will be listed on Bitrrex of North America, which is one of the top 5 global exchanges in the world.
“Hdac aims to provide enterprise solution with better security by integrating blockchain technology with IoT, big data, and cloud, which are driving forces of the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. With the development of new blockchain, Hdac will be reformed as a blockchain platform better optimized for the IoT environment and payment services,” said Hdac founder Dae Sun Chung.
Blockchain, one of the most discussed trends for 2020, is being taken up by leading brands Hyundai, Samsung, Microsoft, IBM, Amazon and Alibaba for their tech development beyond mere payments. Hdac’s ambitious Blockchain development plan just goes to prove this. Panacea can help your business develop Blockchain frameworks, implement app development through Blockchain tech for data security and integrity or consult and develop ecommerce applications on leading Blockchain platforms like Hyperledger, BigchainDB, Ethereum, and IPFS. Collaborate with experts for our various Blockchain tech development offerings today.
LONDON, Sept. 25, 2019 – Improving penetration in Asia-Pacific and Africa to drive revenues past $200 billion, forecasts Frost & Sullivan
The online food delivery industry has made restaurants and food retailers more accessible to consumers, and it is flourishing. Frost & Sullivan predicts that by 2025, the revenues in the sector will reach $200 billion, chiefly due to increased penetration in countries like China and India. However, market participants will need to explore and adopt new strategies to derive the most from these opportune times.
In a new interactive webinar, “Four Trends Transforming Online Food Delivery,” taking place on Thursday, 10 October 2019, at 3 p.m. CEST, Sarwant Singh, Managing Partner at Frost & Sullivan, will discuss the key trends and innovative growth strategies being employed in the global online food delivery industry.
For more information and to register for the webinar, please click here:
Key benefits of attending this live briefing:
• Identify the avenues for revenue generation and growth areas in online food delivery.
• Understand the evolving trends that will impact the industry through 2025.
• Learn about the best practices adopted by restaurants and food delivery companies across the world.
“Cross-industry penetration is expected to become common in the online food delivery industry,” noted Singh. “Artificial intelligence and big data analytics platforms will help process restaurant and food choices, delivery, and customer feedback data, while digital payment platforms will provide for faster ordering and improved customer satisfaction.”
Online food delivery companies will increasingly look at new revenue streams to stay ahead of the competition. Cloud or dark kitchens are expected to become a popular setup for online food delivery companies to either prepare food or rent space to food businesses. The market is currently worth $105 million in India alone and is expected to grow at 15% year-on-year and double in capacity by the end of 2019.
This webinar will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing at frost.ly/3qg
Indeed, online food delivery is getting immense popularity and companies like Frost & Sullivan are taking smart mover advantage to stand tall in the online food delivery industry. Panacea Infotech is empowering online food delivery industry by offering robust android and iOS mobile apps according to customer’s business needs.
ZURICH, Sept. 25, 2019 / — Atlas City Global today announced that the Catalyst Network is now open to developers allowing for the rapid building and deployment of decentralized apps. Catalyst has been designed from scratch with business in mind for use in sectors including energy, supply chain, logistics, food provenance, and plastics recycling and many others.
Meeting the needs of business
Catalyst offers secure public as well as private decentralized computing and data storage, the basis for the new Web 3.0 world, and connects to IoT devices that will define Industry 4.0. Designed as an open source, fast, light, secure and scalable network, Catalyst is accessible to all developers via .NET core without the need to learn a new programming language. Catalyst is a full stack decentralized, distributed system that supports multiple coding languages, has integrated distributed file storage and meets throughput requirements for businesses. It rewards all its participants fairly, and the lightweight architecture makes it possible to deliver speed at scale without compromising security as well as solving issues that plagued earlier blockchains such as variable pricing, lack of scalability and unsustainable energy consumption.
Chris Justice, President and COO, Atlas City Global, said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone. We went back to basics and invested a lot of time and resources to design a system that caters to the real-world needs of enterprise clients. Having overcome the barriers that have held others back, we have the opportunity to realize the true potential of a decentralized web, which includes supporting the circular economy, without compromising the functionality we currently enjoy or future development.”
Recycling, sustainability and provenance: Catalyst ́s green credentials
The Catalyst Network is powering CryptoCycle ́s Reward4Waste pilot to tackle plastic pollution among other projects. The app-driven technology aims to drive circular economy effectiveness. The concept has raised interest and engaged with key opinion leaders and decision makers across the globe, from drinks manufacturers and retailers, through to local and national governments.
Currently, Europe alone generates around 25.8 million tonnes of plastic waste every year and only 30% of this is recycled according to Plastics Europe, with the remaining 70% ending up as litter or polluting our rivers and oceans. CryptoCycle ́s solution uses uniquely coded containers underpinned by the Catalyst Network to track provenance, eliminate fraud, save costs and change consumer behavior by rewarding them for recycling.
In addition, Catalyst has been designed using a collaborative consensus mechanism, which is far more energy efficient than current proof of work-based systems and allows businesses to operate at scale sustainably.
Catalyst also aims to be the first carbon negative distributed ledger technology.
The announcement, made at the Blockchain Live event at Olympia, London, follows the recent release of Catalyst ́s consensus protocol paper.
Catalyst is Network using advanced tech-driven approach for controlling plastic pollution and CryptoCycle is a milestone in it. Similarly, Panacea Infotech is offering tech-driven blockchain development services that aim to cater the needs of enterprise belonging to various different industries.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2019 — Returning customers spend more than new and one-off customers. If someone who bought from you buys a second time, you can usually count on them to buy a third. This is important: repeat customers become more valuable over their lifetime.
But how do you get repeat customers? It’s all about customer retention. Read this short guide to learn four tips for increasing customer retention from Web design vs web development experts Huemor.
- Create offers for returning customers. Don’t just advertise “new customer” discounts; returning customer promotions can be even more lucrative. This could mean a seasonal discount, a special comeback offer, or a sale event for returning customers. Your repeat customers are the bulk of your earnings: every once in a while, make them feel valued.
- Reward loyal customers with a brand VIP program, so they know you care about their business and are keen on rewarding them for staying with you. Setting up an email marketing system paired with a personalized account page will not only give you valuable data about the customer, but also give them a series of perks for signing up to be a VIP member. Some ideas for what to include are birthday discounts, exclusive first-looks at new products, and early-bird discounts.
- Make product suggestions more accurate by keeping track of purchase and browsing data. Your search recommendations should become more targeted for customers who have made multiple purchases and frequent your site. This will make repeat customers more likely to make additional purchases, as you’re tailoring their browsing experience to their tastes and preferences.
- Ask for honest customer feedback if your customers are showing signs of indifference. Inquire about what you could have done better or their reason for fading away from your brand. Surveys, user tests, and even emails can be valid points of contact for these customers and may just lead them back to your brand as you show you truly care about what they think. Showing change after complaints is key, otherwise it makes customers feel like they’re shouting into a void.
Retaining customers is often overlooked by small eCommerce businesses, but it’s the customers you keep that make your business successful. Following these suggestions above, you’ll begin seeing your customer base grow instead of stagnating.
The best-in-class website experience is a must-have for businesses to win the hearts of their customers. You can also earn brand affinity and a loyal base of customers with an interactive and intuitive website. Panacea Infotech helps businesses to register a remarkable online presence through customized web development solutions.
LONDON, Sept. 25, 2019 – Education sessions and insightful speakers on go-to-market strategies for companies that build, sell, influence or drive the adoption of business technologies are a major part of the learning program when CompTIA, the leading trade association for the global technology industry, hosts its 2019 EMEA Member and Partner Conference here next month.
The annual conference on 7th and 8th October features more than 30 sessions designed to provide the valuable insights and analysis needed to begin solving tomorrow’s business problems today. Two program tracks are offered, one on “The Business of Technology” and the second on “Transforming Tech Talent.”
Highlighting the opening day of the conference is the announcement of the inaugural Top 10 UK Tech Towns, CompTIA’s unique examination of the best places for technology professionals to live and work, based on factors such as career opportunities, projected job growth and cost of living.
A panel of industry will discuss What Have I Learnt This Year? – things they’ve learned in 2019 that have set them and their companies apart from the rest of the pack.
Three breakout sessions will be offered on 7th October.
Helpdesk Habits will explore six new habits that can turn customer-facing support teams into helpdesk superheroes who make a positive impact on the business.
The Unconference will use crowd sourcing suggestions for discussions on the issues impacting tech businesses, from personnel and technology to operational practices and outsourcing.
How to Engage in AI Solutions NOW will highlight one company’s experience with industrial artificial intelligence, as well as the future of manufacturing, opportunities and challenges for technology providers and why MSPs will play a vital role in this emerging market.
The opening day will conclude with a keynote presentation on How to Adopt New Tech Trends in Your Business and a reception where attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with representatives from more than 60 companies and organisations that are exhibiting at the CompTIA EMEA Member and Partner Conference.
Programming on Tuesday, 8th October, opens with a state of the industry presentation by CompTIA President and CEO Todd Thibodeaux.
Baroness Karren Brady of Knightsbridge CBE will then deliver conference keynote remarks. Baroness Brady is among the highest profile and most respected business leaders in the United Kingdom. She has been recognized as a Business Woman of the Year, an Ultimate Entrepreneur and one of the 50 most inspirational people in the world.
Tuesday’s agenda also features a session on Exploring the Technology Buyer’s Journey, an examination of how today’s buyers are acquiring business technologies.
Next Gen Sales: Evolving Your Sales Approach in Today’s Emerging Tech World will look at how tech companies need to adapt to this changing marketplace.
The Business of Technology Hot Topics Roundtables & Book Club will offer attendees an opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions on the business topics that keep them up at night. They’ll also have the chance to share with peers their favorite business and tech book that have helped them grow and manage their business more efficiently.
Finally, the Quickfire Challenge will close out the conference. This lively, interactive session will have delegates break up into teams and compete in challenges that will spark their creative and innovative thinking.
As many organizations are adopting the latest technologies, what are you thinking for? If you also want your business to stay relevant to changing market trends, hire Panacea as your tech partner.