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Cognizant Marks Official Opening of Boulder Tech Innovation Hub

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Colorado Officials Attend Ribbon-Cutting for Cognizant Accelerator Global Technology Center

Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced the official opening of its Cognizant Accelerator global technology center and innovation hub in Boulder, Colo. The Cognizant Accelerator division and team of business and technology experts lead the company’s development of new technologies and investment in emerging external early-stage startups.

Opening ceremonies for the Cognizant Accelerator center, located at 1301 Walnut St., in the heart of Boulder, included remarks by Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Cognizant Accelerator President Sean Middleton, and Cognizant Accelerator Vice President and General Manager Todd Paoletti. The ribbon-cutting event was attended by Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones, state and local officials, and other special guests.

Cognizant Accelerator is the company’s incubator and venture investing division that develops new product concepts, and oversees their development and market introduction. Most recently, Cognizant Accelerator has played a key role in developing Cognizant’s offerings in artificial intelligence, block chain and Internet of Things, as well as launching two new life sciences products. Using the latest in lean and agile development methodologies, the 100-person Cognizant Accelerator team in Boulder is also the locus of Cognizant’s own software development capabilities.

Cognizant is a Fortune 200 leader in business, digital and technology services. The company has a Colorado workforce of approximately 1,400 people who provide a variety of services for Cognizant clients in various industries, including healthcare, life sciences and insurance. Cognizant has nearly doubled its presence in Colorado in the past five years, acquiring Englewood-based healthcare software company TriZetto in 2014, and Boulder-based custom software developer Quick Left in 2016, which is now part of Cognizant Accelerator.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Cognizant Accelerator global technology hub to Boulder and I thank Cognizant for their investment in Colorado’s technology community and the people of our state,” said Colorado Governor, Jared Polis. “We are proud of how Colorado has become a home for top technology companies and startups alike.”

“Having our center in Boulder enables us to capitalize on the region’s rich, dynamic talent base of experienced tech professionals,” said Todd Paoletti, Vice President and General Manager, Cognizant Accelerator. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this thriving hot spot for innovation with one of the highest densities of startups in the U.S. This ready access to talented people, combined with a thriving innovation community, allows us to even better prepare to respond to our clients’ needs in the era of lean, agile, development.”

“Colorado is home to a number of our clients, and we expect to continue to grow and invest here as both our development needs and client needs increase. We look forward to working with Governor Polis and his team,” said Sean Middleton, President, Cognizant Accelerator. “Boulder, in particular, has established itself as a vibrant tech community, an ecosystem of educational institutions, startups and companies where innovation is flourishing. It’s an ideal environment for Cognizant Accelerator and the work we do in finding, fueling, engineering and running the groundbreaking ideas that are helping businesses around the world successfully transform to compete and win in the digital age.”

Learn More:

Cognizant Accelerator: https://www.cognizant.com/accelerator

Cognizant’s investments in the U.S. workforce: https://www.cognizant.com/careers/us-education-skills-training-programs

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Alma Celebrates Its Platinum Anniversary – 20 Years of Global Leadership

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Alma, one of the top five global leaders of energy-based medical and aesthetic solutions, today announced global launch of its 20th anniversary celebrations, kicked-off in Milan, one of the world’s beauty capitals, during WCD tradeshow

From its early days, Alma has been at the forefront of medical and aesthetics technologies, carrying the torch of revolution in various arenas around the world, determined to become a market leader. Today, Alma is a world-leading provider of energy-based solutions for the surgical, medical aesthetics and beauty markets, delivering cutting-edge technologies to its partners and customers in over 80 countries.

Alma’s 20th anniversary events and activities will span around the world throughout 2019, celebrating our journey guided by our key values:

  • Wellbeing of body and soul, a positive celebration of life
  • Knowledge – harness the industry’s brightest minds to lead our endless engagement with science, technology, manufacturing and much more
  • People First – people are our power and passion
  • Daring – being first and doing things differently, constantly challenging ourselves and embracing change in this dynamic world we live in
  • Modern Life – crafting our work around the way people live today, seeking for authentic, inherent realities, identifying trends alongside timeless truths, welcoming the world’s diverse beauty with open arms

“We are delighted to announce our 20th anniversary and invite all of you to join our global celebration. With 20 years of successful and impactful operation behind us, we are excited and committed towards the future – for you, for life,” said Lior Dayan, Alma’s CEO.

 

 

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Learn more about Quantum Technology and Quantum Mechanics with Dr. André Xuereb at TCE2019 Prague

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Decades of research, laboratory curiosities, and world-changing effect notes are starting to be implemented worldwide and the age of quantum is here.

Whenever we are talking about the atomic clock (which already 69 years old) or supercomputers, everything in the natural world can be described by quantum mechanics.

Although, the theory was born a century ago, what is notable about the effort now is that the challenges are no longer scientific but have become matters of engineering. A new industry is born and the future definitely looks exciting as the quantum industry covers far more than just quantum computing. Quantum technology harnesses the strange behavior of tiny particles for a whole range of applications, including navigation tools, enhanced imaging technology, and extremely precise timing devices.

Quantum techniques can also be used to improve the efficiency and capacity of communication channels on a global scale and the method used is Photonics.

The method is focused on the use of light particles, photons, to transmit or carry information. This has been proved to be a less resource-intensive process, since photons are more accessible than other sources of energy, and fiber cables weigh around 40 times less than cables currently used for telephone lines and broadband internet.

During the inaugural PICANTE Tech Conference Europe, we are bringing together industry leaders, scientist and will discuss (among other topics) the investment opportunities in Quantum Technology and Nanotech.

The panel discussion which is titled “Discussions and Investment Opportunities in Quantum Technology and Nanotech” will be joined by Dr. André Xuereb, Professor of Atomic and Quantum Physics at the University of Malta.

About Dr. André Xuereb

André Xuereb is physicist from Malta. He read for an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Malta, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Southampton in the UK, and a master degree in entrepreneurship at the University of Malta. He is a professor of atomic and quantum physics at the University of Malta, is Science Policy Officer of the Malta Chamber of Scientists, represents Malta on several European research networks, and was recently elected as the first Maltese member of the Global Young Academy. André has an active career in science, having established and leading the quantum research group at the University of Malta, and co-owns an educational software startup.

PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is designed to bring both people and knowledge together and provides the excellent ecosystem of networking and learning opportunities without interruptions with emphasis on comfort and communication. After learning from genuine world-class experts and wayseers, meeting achievers shaping the B2B ecosystem, all attendees will get the chance to grab a drink and relax while networking at the evening social gathering.

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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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