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Malta AI & Blockchain Summit throwing massive show in May

Zoltán Tűndik

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The first edition of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit in November 2018 turned out to be a monumental success – no less than 8500 people attended the event. This year, the same team is throwing a massive show in May.

 

The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit has announced a stellar show for 2019. The highly anticipated show is expected to follow the monumental success of the November summit in 2018, which brought W. Scott Stornetta, John McAfee, the Winklevoss Twins and Sophia the Robot to Malta’s shores and took the scene by storm even in times of a burdensome bear market.

“I came to talk about the early work that we did, laying the foundations pre-Bitcoin for the blockchain. It is a little frenzied and very crowded. I think they succeeded a little too well in attracting people here,” said W. Scott Stornetta, known as the ‘Founding Father of Blockchain’, commenting upon the show in November 2018.

The next show taking place on May 22nd-24th of 2019 is themed around Social Impact, and is aimed at reigniting the Satoshi Vision for blockchain technology to advance social impact across societies through a truly decentralised ecosystem for transactions. The event is cordially inaugurated with a Social Impact Awards ceremony on the eve of the summit.

The unexpected success of last year’s show has turned the organisers’ eye towards expansion. For the show in May 2019, they have chosen Hilton as the venue. This also enables the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit to host a first class expo floor suitable for a truly global crowd of exhibitors. Eman Pulis, the Founder of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit is eager to up the game:

“I wish to thank everyone who attended Malta in November and for the overwhelming feedback we received. The Blockchain community accepted me and my team as part of the family. I look forward to contribute and help drive this technology forward by doing what I love the most – events! This year, we are raising the bar with a stellar line-up of speakers and we expect an even larger crowd to attend our show.”

The speaker line up for May is far from filled but already feature top names within the industry such as Roger Ver, Tim Draper, Ben Goertzel of SingularityNET along with Sophia the Robot, making her second visit to the island. The Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Junior Minister for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation, Silvio Schembri, will also speak at the event. With the quality recorded in 2018, attendees can put their expectations high for the second edition of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit. This spring edition of the summit includes a lavish VIP dinner, networking drinks in the midst of the warm Mediterranean spring, an ICO Pitch and two conferences spanning over the 22nd-24th of May.

2018 was the year Malta cemented itself as The Blockchain Island with the launch of the Three Bills regulating blockchain and cryptocurrencies during the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit in November. In 2019, the Blockchain Island is moving beyond the hype. The Maltese Government will enact another world first: a Fourth Bill, giving a D.A.O. its own legal personality. In addition, a task force is also working around the clock on a set of incentives that will support businesses in Artificial Intelligence.

This is why the organisers of the Malta AI & Blockchain Summit has expanded their scope to invite stakeholders in AI, Big Data, IoT and Quantum Technology – to join the show and engage in riveting discussions about the world changing potential application of such technology. The Malta AI & Blockchain Summit is a landmark event that nobody in the field can afford to miss.

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Yara and IBM join forces to transform the future of farming

Betty Tűndik

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The Digital Farming Platform, built incorporating world-class IBM technology, will allow Yara to create digital twins of the farmers’ fields and give farmers actionable insights to drive the improvements through advanced analytics, weather data and satellite images.
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Yara and IBM will combine world-class agronomy and cutting-edge technology to develop the world’s leading global digital farming platform.

Yara International (OSE: YAR), a global leader in crop nutrition, and IBM (NYSE: IBM), today announced an agreement to build the world’s leading digital farming platform, providing holistic digital services and instant agronomic advice.

Yara and IBM Services will jointly innovate and commercialize digital agricultural solutions that will help increase global food production by drawing on the two companies’ complementary capabilities: Yara’s unrivalled agronomic knowledge, backed by more than 800 agronomists and a century of experience, and IBM’s digital platforms, services and expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics.

The Yara/IBM collaboration is centered around a joint vision to make a real difference in food production

“Our collaboration centers around a common goal to make a real difference in agriculture. To be able to responsibly feed a growing population, it is critical that farmers increase food production on existing farmland to avoid deforestation. Yara and IBM will develop digital solutions that empower professional and smallholder farmers to optimize farming practices to increase yields, crop quality and incomes in a sustainable way,” said Terje Knutsen, EVP Sales and Marketing in Yara.

The joint global digital farming platform will apply artificial intelligence, machine learning and in-field data to unlock new insights for farmers. The digital platform will have worldwide coverage and aspires to reach 100 million hectares of farmland – which is equivalent to twice the size of Spain or close to 7 percent of all arable land worldwide* including millions of smallholder farms.

Yara and IBM work together to deliver the world’s most comprehensive global digital farming platform.

 

“As demand for food rises along with the world’s population, the digital farming platform will play a key role in increasing global farming yields in a sustainable way. The collaboration is a perfect symbiosis of IBM’s capabilities in AI, big data management and blockchain technology and Yara’s agronomic knowledge, farmer-centric digital innovation, and proven track record in improving farming across the globe,” said Luq Niazi, IBM Global Managing Director Consumer Industries.

As a first step, Yara and IBM will establish joint innovation teams, collaborating at digital hubs in EuropeSingapore, the US and Brazil. The teams will work closely with IBM researchers to develop new capabilities, such as visual analytics and machine learning techniques for crop insights. The first services are planned for end 2019.

Advancing the digital frontier of farming

The Yara/IBM partnership will focus on all aspects of farm optimization. One specific area of collaboration will be weather data. The ability to respond optimally to weather conditions is critical for farming. By merging analytical insights from IBM’s Watson Studio, IBM PAIRS technology, The Weather Company and other services, with Yara’s unrivaled crop knowledge and modelling capabilities, the joint platform will not only provide hyperlocal weather forecasts but will in addition give real-time actionable recommendations, tailored to the specific needs of individual fields/crops.

Yara and IBM to deliver the world’s most comprehensive global digital farming platform.

As the joint digital farming platform expands, the teams will explore innovative business solutions to integrate the joint platform into the IBM Food Trust, IBM’s blockchain-enabled network of food chain players. This will allow for greater traceability and supply chain efficiency as well as ways to tackle food fraud, food waste and sustainability. It will firmly link the farm into the full food chain, creating a holistic approach to food production from farm to plate.

The contract was signed in April 2019.

*World Bank, FAO.

SOURCE: IBM

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Software AG Launches New Digital Transformation Center in Mumbai

Vlad Poptamas

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Dr. Stefan Sigg, Chief Product Officer, Software AG inaugurating the new facility at Virar, Mumbai.
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Leading German enterprise software maker, Software AG (Frankfurt MDAX: SOW) today, announced the launch of its new facility in Virar, Mumbai. Currently, housing 40 employees, the new facility will be a digital transformation center, focused on contributing to cloud innovation along with the future integration products at Software AG.

The facility was initially started by a leading integration platform as a service company, Built.io, that was recently acquired by Software AG. The new center will be one of the key business units of the organisation, as it will provide integration solutions to Fortune 1000 companies that will allow them to transform their business in to the digital age.

Speaking on the launch, Vasudeva Kothamasu, Senior Vice President, Cloud R&D, Software AG, said, “We are excited with the launch of our new facility. We chose Virar as it is an area with a lot of colleges and dwellings, but few work opportunities. This center will allow us to tap skilled talent and offer them opportunities to work on cutting-edge innovation in the cloud domain, enabling us to offer world-class integration solutions to our customers.”

Software AG will also work very closely with the local colleges by delivering seminars and hackathons to mould the new students and keep them in line with the latest and greatest in technology innovations that is used by the industries.

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Pegasystems Appoints Christopher Lafond to its Board of Directors

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Christopher Lafond, Pega's newest board member.
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Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company empowering digital transformation at the world’s leading enterprises, today announced it has appointed Christopher Lafond to its board of directors. Mr. Lafond brings to Pega more than two decades of executive leadership experience working with large, publicly-traded, multinational companies.

Mr. Lafond, 53, currently serves as chief financial officer and board member for Insurity, a property and casualty insurance technology and services provider. He has deep experience developing and executing long range corporate initiatives while maintaining focus on the business models and strategic objectives that maximize value creation.

Previously, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Intralinks, a global leader in secure content collaboration software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Prior to that, Mr. Lafond held a number of executive positions at Gartner, including chief financial officer and executive vice president, where he developed a financial strategy that resulted in a seven-times increase in market cap through the delivery of consistent double-digit organic revenue growth. He has also served as a member of the board for SiriusDecisions.

He holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Connecticut, and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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“Chris’ blend of financial leadership and industry expertise working with large, publicly traded companies makes him ideally positioned to offer fresh perspective on driving successful business strategies,” said Alan Trefler, founder and CEO, Pegasystems. “We look forward to his contributions as Pega continues to grow and innovate.”

“As a key driver behind many of the world’s foremost organizations’ digital transformation success stories, Pega has proven itself to be an industry leader,” said Mr. Lafond. “I am excited to work with the management team and fellow board members to contribute to such an innovative company and its clients.”

 

SOURCE Pegasystems Inc.

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