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Vigilant Solutions Honors the Brookhaven Police Department, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and New Jersey State Police with Vigilant Communities Award

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Company donates funds to charities in name of award-winning police agencies

 

Vigilant Solutions – an AI and data analytics company that provides technology to public safety – today announced it awarded its Vigilant Communities Award at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Orlando, Fla., to three law enforcement agencies: Brookhaven Police Department (BPD), Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) and New Jersey State Police (NJSP). The Vigilant Communities Awards program recognizes law enforcement agencies for the exceptional use of artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent and solve crime.

“We are honored to present the Vigilant Communities Award to these three police agencies,” said Shawn Smith, Founder and President of Vigilant Solutions. “Each agency has distinguished itself in using technology to prevent crime by arresting prolific offenders. They are among our nation’s top innovators in using AI technology to solve cases and keep their communities safe. We look forward to watching them continue to innovate and model the use of technology to achieve success in the law enforcement community.”

BPD received its Vigilant Communities Award for building an outstanding partnership between public and private sectors to utilize shared automated license plate recognition (ALPR) technology for the reduction and prevention of crime. The BPD pioneered a public-private collaboration that has allowed for the installation of 44 ALPR readers city-wide creating an invisible fence to protect its residents.

For example, in mid-2018, the metro Atlanta area saw an identifiable trend among several burglary crews who were using yellow crowbars to forcibly enter commercial buildings. During that time, a Brookhaven convenience store fell victim to one such burglary. Video evidence showed that the suspect vehicle was a gold SUV. The BPD queried the Vigilant investigative platform and learned that a gold Nissan Murano passed an ALPR camera entering the City of Brookhaven shortly before and one-half mile away from the burglary. This information provided a critical lead that investigators needed to locate a suspect and issue arrest and search warrants, where bright yellow crowbars were found inside the suspect’s car.

In honor of BPD, Vigilant Solutions is donating $2,000 in its name to the Brookhaven Police Foundation – a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization. The Foundation provides scholarships for officers in school, charitable contributions to the ‘Shop with a Badge’ outreach program and a line-of-duty death benefit payable to the officer’s beneficiary.

The LVMPD received its Vigilant Communities Award for its exceptional use of AI via ALPR to solve crimes and close cases. For example, on August 25, 2017, in the southeast corner of the Las Vegasvalley, three hooded and armed suspects robbed an armored truck in a bank parking lot. This armored truck robbery was the fourth of its kind in a matter of a few weeks. Up until that time, there were little to no leads for investigators to focus on. On this date, a partial plate was obtained at the scene. That license plate was entered into Vigilant Solutions investigative platform, which catapulted the investigation forward. Within two more weeks, the armed and violent robbery suspects would be arrested. The arrest would take place in a bank parking lot, with the perpetrators wearing masks and carrying guns, with the intent to complete their fifth armored truck/ bank robbery. The closure and prevention of additional violent crime would not have been possible without the use of the ALPR system.

In honor of LVMPD, Vigilant Solutions is donating $2,000 in its name to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, a fund established to aid victims of the October 1, 2017 mass shooting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

The NJSP received its Vigilant Communities Award for its exceptional use of AI technology via gun crime mapping to solve crimes and close cases. NJSP has been using GunOps – an interactive investigation tool that allows firearm examiners, detectives and intelligence analysts to work as a team, linking crimes, guns and suspects. Via GunOps, NJSP has been sharing National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN), ALPR and Records Management System data statewide to over 700 users, including state police homicide detectives, users at eight state crime labs and district attorneys’ offices, as well as with federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

NJSP uses GunOps – a solution driven by artificial intelligence – to show links to shootings that occurred across jurisdictions. The sharing of intelligence has helped NJSP cross-reference the additional information that is appended to NIBIN in GunOps and share this intelligence statewide to find commonality between crimes and generate leads. With this platform they have been successful in disrupting gun violence cycles and reversing the trend of cross border hits that at its high exceeded 48 percent. Gun crime is down over 20 percent and ballistics processing productivity is up over 300 percent.

In honor of NJSP, Vigilant Solutions is donating $2,000 in its name to The Officer Down Memorial Page1, Inc., (ODMP), a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring America’s fallen law enforcement heroes. More than 22,000 officers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the United States since 1791.

 

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The 13th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Takes Place September 8th, 2019 in Los Angeles

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Eva Longoria to be Recognized with the Beacon Award Presented by ADWEEK

ADCOLOR, the premier organization dedicated to celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries, announced their 2019 Honorees and Nominees at ADCOLOR Live in the Facebook Live Studios.

The organization also announced the 2019 class of ADCOLOR FUTURES, a program that chooses the best and brightest professionals who are one to three years into their career to attend the annual conference and awards show which will take place September 6th through the 8th at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Actor, director, producer and activist, Eva Longoria was recognized as the 2019 Beacon Award presented by ADWEEK, the leading resource for the brand marketing and advertising community.  “There is no better honoree to set the tone of Adweek’s inaugural Beacon Award than Eva Longoria,” said Lisa Granatstein, Editor, SVP, Programming, Adweek. “From her formidable seven-year-old Eva Longoria Foundation that empowers Latinas via STEM education and entrepreneurship to her leadership role calling for diversity in Hollywood, Eva’s remarkable accomplishments are both authentic and action-oriented.” The inaugural Beacon Award honors talent who uses their celebrity as a catalyst to change the status quo in the quest for diversity and inclusion. In May, ADCOLOR and Adweek partnered on the first Champion awards and celebration recognizing the fearless leaders and rising stars in marketing and media who embody ADCOLOR’s call to “Rise Up. Reach Back.”

The announcement took place at the Facebook Live Studios and was hosted by Dana Blair, on-air host, correspondent and entrepreneur, along with Tiffany R. Warren, ADCOLOR Founder and President and members of the ADCOLOR community.

The 13th Annual ADCOLOR Awards will highlight and honor the achievements of African-American, American Indian/Native American, Asian Pacific-American, Hispanic/Latino and LGBTQ professionals, as well as spotlighting diversity and inclusion champions in the creative industries.

“I’m so inspired by the collective achievements, energy and the ways in which the 2019 Honorees, Nominees and FUTURES have taken a stand in their professional and personal lives,” said ADCOLOR Founder and President Tiffany R. Warren. “The 13th Annual ADCOLOR Awards in September will provide us with an opportunity to express the ways in which ADCOLOR honorees, nominees ad FUTURES ‘Took A Stand,’ in line with this year’s theme. I can’t wait to celebrate the remarkable ways they have risen up and reached back with our ADCOLOR community and beyond.”

The ADCOLOR Award Nominees and Honorees are carefully selected from a large population of diverse influencers across the creative industries. The finalists are chosen by the individual’s representation of ADCOLOR’s motto, “Rise Up and Reach Back” and ways they took a stand in line with this year’s conference and awards theme. Those honored not only excel in their own careers, but also give back to the community and support their peers. Their goal is to create a network of diverse professionals to encourage and celebrate one another.

Please join September 6th through 8th for ADCOLOR 2019. Registration is now open and early bird pricing ends July 1st. Visit ADCOLOR.org for more details.

Below you can find the full list of Nominees, Honorees and FUTURES for this year’s ADCOLOR Awards.

ADCOLOR 2019 Partners 
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Omnicom Group, DIAGEO, Procter & Gamble, Verizon Media, Wieden+Kennedy, Apple, Spotify, TBWA\ Worldwide, American Express, NBCUniversal, Ogilvy, Twitter, 72andSunny, DDB Worldwide, Deutsch Inc., Disney Advertising Sales, Edelman, Pandora, 72andSunny, Anomaly, Apple Music, Beats By Dre, BMW, Buzzfeed, DAS Global Group of Companies, Digitas, FCB, HBO, LOL Network, McCann New York, Omnicom Media Group, Pinterest, Publicis Groupe, Publicis Health Group, RGA, Trip Advisor, Zambezi

ADCOLOR Corporate Members 
72andSunny, Ad Club of New York, American Advertising Federation, BBDO NY, Deutsch Inc., Dieste, Droga5, Facebook, Hearst Magazines, MSL Group, Stephen Kim, TBWA\ Worldwide, Wieden+Kennedy

The 2019 ADCOLOR Nominees are as follows:

The Ad of the Year 
Campaign: Love Has No Labels – “Rising” 
Client: Ad Council 
Agency: R/GA

Campaign: “Changing The Game” 
Client: Microsoft 
Agency: McCann NY

Campaign: “Dream Crazy” 
Client: Nike 
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy

Campaign: “An Open Mind Is The Best Look” 
Client: Nordstrom 
Agency: Droga5

Campaign: “Truth Is Worth It – Perseverance” 
Client: NY Times 
Agency: Droga5

Change Agent

  • Vincent Pierson, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Minor League Baseball
  • Alexandra Siegel, Senior Manager, Equality Content, Narrative, and Marketing, Salesforce
  • Sherice Torres, Marketing Director, Google

Rockstar

  • Dhane Scotti, Integrated Consumer Marketing Lead for Pixel, Google
  • Michael Warner, Chief Relationship Officer | Partner, EGAMI Group
  • Krystle Watler, Head of Business Development, Virtue

Innovator

  • Shala Akintunde, Creative Director/ Founder, The Movement Worldwide
  • Antionette Carroll, President and CEO (Founder), Creative Reaction Lab
  • LaToya Drake, Global Outreach Lead, Google

Rising Star

  • Julian Gillian, Senior Art Director, Leo Burnett Chicago
  • Tiffany Golden, Associate Producer, Wieden+Kennedy
  • Mariano Pintor, Account Supervisor / Social Media, McCann NY

ADCOLOR in Tech

  • Brendan Chan, Program Manager, CS Education, Google
  • Danielle Lee, VP, Global Head of Partner Solutions, Spotify
  • Stacey Mahoney, Global Sales Strategist, Microsoft

MVP

  • TONL & NIKE
  • R/GA & The AD Council
  • Google, Inc. & UN Women

The 2019 ADCOLOR Honorees are as follows:

Beacon Award presented by ADWEEK

  • Eva Longoria, Actress, Producer, Director, Philanthropist

Legend Awards

  • Steve Pamon, Chief Operating Officer, Parkwood Entertainment
  • Helen Lin, Chief Digital Officer, Publicis Media
  • Ted Chung, Founder & Chairman, Cashmere Agency

Catalyst Awards

  • Gold House
  • AdFellows, a program of Verizon
  • The Curly Girl Collective

Advocate Award

  • Don Lemon, Host “CNN Tonight

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Hector Orci, Founder & Co-Chairman, Orci
  • Sheldon Levy, Former SVP, Deputy/Associate Head of Production, Saatchi & Saatchi NY

ADCOLOR/One Club Creative Awards

  • Robert Wong, Chief Creative Officer, Google
  • Brandon Rochon, Managing Chief Creative Officer, Kastner & Partners and Founder & Chief Creative Officer, SNKRINC.

Mx. ADCOLOR

  • Joon Park, Cultural Strategist, Sparks + Honey

Ms. ADCOLOR

  • Brittany Johnson, Creative Strategist, Facebook

The 2019 FUTURES are as follows:

  • Ace Patterson, Consumer Marketing Operations Manager, Facebook
  • Alex Harris, Partner Manager, Facebook
  • Alex Studer, Account Executive, Deutsch
  • Alexandra Givan, Government Communications Manager, Comcast
  • Aniqua Hendricks, Multicultural Media Strategist, Hearts & Science
  • Barbara Gonzales, Assistant Manager of PR and Social Media, Ad Council
  • Bryan Stromer, Communications Manager, Microsoft
  • Gloria Lin, Community Manager, Edelman
  • Helena Berhane, Strategic Planner, Fluent360
  • James Ramseur, Assistant Comms and Media Planner, Wieden+Kennedy
  • Jorge Tajj Badil-Abish, Junior Copywriter, FCB West
  • Julian Soto, Copy Supervisor, Patients & Purpose
  • Kelly Garcia, Copywriter, Ogilvy
  • Kevin Lam, Senior Product Designer, Elephant
  • Keyon Branch, Digital Media Planner, OMD
  • Maimouna Siby, Marketing Strategist, Squarespace
  • Makeda Loney, Copywriter, FCB Chicago
  • Nagini Reddy, Junior Graphic Designer, Wieden+Kennedy
  • Nicole Dei, Account Coordinator, HBO
  • Omar Wilson, Account Manager, Facebook
  • Pilar McQuirter, Talent Program Manager, Havas WorldWide Chicago
  • Samrawit Seifu, Associate Creative, Buzzfeed
  • Sayid Abdullaev, Product Marketing Manager, YouTube
  • Selly Sallah, Sponsorship Marketing Associate, NPR
  • Shantae Howell, Creative Strategist, Vox Media
  • Tatiana Britt, Assistant Account Executive
  • Veronica Peñaloza-Wolfermann, Account Manager, Facebook
  • Victoria Onuzuruike, Assistant Producer, Ogilvy

For more information, please visit: www.adcolor.org and follow @adcolor across all social media.

 

SOURCE: ADCOLOR

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Elekta Wins 2019 ‘Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough’ Award From MedTech Breakthrough

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Annual awards program recognizes outstanding health and medical technology products and companies

Elekta (EKTA-B.ST), today announced that MedTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global health and medical technology market, has presented the “Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough” award in the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards program to Elekta for its Elekta Unity MR-linac.

Elekta Unity combines two technologies: a state-of-the-art 1.5T MRI scanner and a best-in-class 7 MV linear accelerator, driven by breakthrough real-time adaptive radiotherapy software. It provides the ability to reshape the dose based on daily changes in shape, size and position of the tumor and surrounding healthy anatomy, as visualized with MRI, and then enables accurate dose delivery with real-time visualization of the tumor.

“We reserve our Medical Device Engineering Breakthrough award for recognizing transformative technology and Elekta Unity is a shining example of groundbreaking medical technology deserving of this designation,” said James Johnson, managing director, MedTech Breakthrough. “In addition to Elekta Unity displaying breakthrough engineering that combines precision radiation therapy and high-field MR imaging, Elekta Unity addresses one of the most critical healthcare issues in the world with a focus on providing the next generation of cancer care.”

The mission of the MedTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of health and medical technology categories, including Robotics, Clinical Administration, Telehealth, Patient Engagement, Electronic Health Records, mHealth, Medical Devices, Medical Data and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world.

“It’s an honor for Elekta to win this prestigious award,” said Richard Hausmann, Elekta’s President and CEO. “The Unity system’s breakthrough technology demonstrates our leadership in precision radiation medicine and commitment to the needs of the patient and cancer care team delivering treatment.”

Robert Woolston, Managing Director at DCA Design International, Elekta’s design partner for the MR-linac system, commented, “Congratulations to all involved in the development of Elekta Unity. We are delighted to see this system winning award after award and most importantly to see it improving cancer patients’ radiotherapy experience and outcomes, as it ushers in a transformation in precision and personalized cancer treatment.”

Through Elekta Unity’s integrated and responsive software, tumors and surrounding tissue can be precisely located, their movement tracked, and treatment adapted in real time based on live information. This allows treatment plans to be adapted while the patient is on the table in response to changes in tumor position, shape, biology and the relationship to sensitive organs over time.

 

 

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Canadian Entrepreneurs Recognized for Breakthrough Innovations in Food, Health, Aviation and Environment

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Five up-and-coming Canadian researchers-turned-entrepreneurs will be recognized at the following event for their ground-breaking innovations that are strengthening Canada’s economy and improving the lives of Canadians.

What: Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards
Recognizing leading Canadian innovators
When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Networking at 5:30 p.m.; Panel discussion on Canadian
entrepreneurship at 6:15 p.m.; Awards ceremony at 6:45 p.m
Where: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax
R.S.V.P.: Elizabeth Glassen – GBPR
elizabeth@gailbergmanpr.com or 905-886-4091

The awards, presented by Mitacs — a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada for business and academia — celebrate start-up companies founded by outstanding former Mitacs interns, postdoctoral fellows and training participants, who have gone on to lead their respective fields as independent business owners.

 

SOURCE: Mitacs Inc.

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