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VinFuture Award Ceremony Week – A gathering of global science quintessences


HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 11 January 2022 - the VinFuture Foundation has officially announced the agenda for academic events during the inaugural VinFuture Sci-Tech Week on January 18-21, 2022, in Hanoi, Vietnam. These are international events that will see the arrival of leading scientists to Vietnam in order to work together for the mission of science to practically and effectively serve humanity. The VinFuture Sci-Tech Week is an important event that attracts the attention of thousands of scientists, policymakers, and entrepreneurs around the world. For the first time ever, the world-renowned influential scientists will gather in Vietnam to take part in the VinFuture Sci-Tech Week’s 4 main activities: The Conversation with the Prize Council and Pre-screening Committee; the "Science for life" Symposium; the inaugural VinFuture Award Ceremony; and the Scientific Dialogue with the inaugural VinFuture Prize Laureates. The event series begins with the Conversation with the Prize Council and Pre-screening Committee, taking place on January 18 th, 2022, with the participation of outstanding scientists including the Chair of the VinFuture Prize Council - Professor Sir Richard Henry Friend – University of Cambridge, 2010 Laureate of the Millennium Prize in Physics; Professor Gérard Mourou – École Polytechnique (France), 2018 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physics; and several other leading scientists from the VinFuture Prize Council and Pre-Screening Committee. At the event, they will share their passion and discuss the achievements and sacrifices made throughout their scientific journey. The event aims to inspire the love for research and open up possibilities for Vietnamese scientists to approach international projects around the world. Following this first event, the "Science for life" Symposium will be held on January 19 th, 2022 with the participation of leading scientists, such as Professor Sir Richard Henry Friend, Professor Gérard Mourou, Professor Antonio Facchetti, Professor Sir Konstantin (Kostya) S. Novoselov, Professor Jennifer Tour Chayes; leaders from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Information and Communication, along with business leaders from prestigious domestic and international corporations. Notably, the event will see the attendance of guest speakers who have played an important role in humanity's fight against Covid-19 globally: Professor Katalin Kariko; Professor Drew Weissmen and Professor Pieter R Cullis - the scientists behind mRNA technology for Covid-19 vaccines; Doctor Quarraisha Abdool Karim and Doctor Salim Abdool Karim - epidemiologists with outstanding contributions to combating HIV and other contagious diseases. The three sessions of the symposium will each be 90 minutes in length and address three critical themes: the Future of Energy, the Future of Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Global Health. Each session will focus on future trends as well as projections of key changes in people’s lives with the increasing intervention of science and technology. These topics are pressing issues at the center of the scientific community's attention, accounting for most nominations in this year’s VinFuture Awards. With the meaningful gathering of eminent scientists, policymakers and leading entrepreneurs, the symposium will promote scientific and technical support to create new breakthroughs, contributing to improving people’s lives and realizing sustainable development for our planet and future generations. The events are centered around the VinFuture Award Ceremony, held in the evening of January 20 th at the Hanoi Opera House. This will be a formal ceremony with the participation of Vietnamese government officials, world-leading scientists - recipients of prestigious scientific awards such as the Nobel Prize, the Millennium Technology Prize, the Turing Award,... Following the ceremony will be a outstanding performance exclusively created for the event, featuring two international music stars who have won various prestigious awards: John Legend and Dang Thai Son. The Award Ceremony will be streamed live on VTV and international platforms for science and technology. The closing event of the Sci-Tech Week is the Scientific Dialogue with the inaugural VinFuture Prize Laureates, which will take place on the morning of January 21 st, 2022 at VinUniversity (Hanoi). Held just after the award announcement night, this event serves to inspire the public with the first generation of VinFuture Prize Laureates’ sharing about their lives, their motivations, and their research journeys to the successful creation of their award-winning inventions. Along with the main events, VinFuture will also host The Sci-Tech Week with a series of exciting academic workshops, exhibition, public lectures, and so on, that is expected to attract the participation of scientists and the general public. The Sci-Tech Week and VinFuture Award Ceremony will take place annually, contributing to positioning Vietnam as a new destination for global science and technology, while creating the foundation for the multilateral connection between Vietnam’s scientific and technological community and the world. VinFuture expects to tap into new opportunities for the intellectual connections between scientists, policy makers and entrepreneurs, promoting healthy commercialization, and suggesting new research ideas with high applicability, as to fulfill VinFuture's mission of serving humanity. I/ TIMELINE OF THE VINFUTURE SCIENCE WEEK Conversation with the Prize Council and Pre-screening Committee Time: 9AM - 12:30PM, January 18 th 2022 Location: Almaz International Conference Center, Vinhomes Riverside, Long Bien Dist., Hanoi. "Science for Life" Symposium Time: 9AM – 4:30PM, January 19 th 2022 Location: Almaz International Conference Center, Vinhomes Riverside, Long Bien Dist., Hanoi. The Inaugural VinFuture Award Ceremony Time: 8PM, January 20 th 2022 Location: Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. Scientific Dialogue with the inaugural VinFuture Prize Laureates Time: 9AM - 12PM, January 21 st 2022 Location: VinUniversity, Vinhomes Ocean Park, Gia Lam Dist., Hanoi. II/ LIST OF SCIENTISTS PARTICIPATING IN VINFUTURE SCI-TECH WEEK 1. Conversation with Members of the VinFuture Prize Council and Pre-Screening Committee on January 18th, 2022 - Professor Sir Richard Henry Friend - University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2010 Laureate of the Millennium Technology Prize in Physics for his work on plastic electronics, one of the world's most influential physicists, knighted for “Services to Physics” in 2003 by the Queen of England - Professor Gérard Mourou - École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, 2018 Nobel Laureate in Physics for his work on generating ultrashort high-intensity laser pulses without destroying the amplifying material, one of the leading scientists in electrical engineering and lasers in the world. - Other members of the VinFuture Prize Council and Pre-Screening Committee 2. “Science for Life” Symposium on January 19th, 2022 “Future of Energy”: The session will discuss the most critical alternative energy sources of the future and how to make energy cleaner, cheaper and accessible to the vast majority of people around the world. Professor Sir Richard Henry Friend Professor Gérard Mourou Professor Antonio Facchetti - Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, and Chief Technology Officer at Flexterra, owner of over 160 patents and author of over 430 academic papers. He is one of the scientists with special ability to bring innovations into practical business and applications, and energy production. Professor Thuc­-Quyen Nguyen - Director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She is among the Top 1% Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science by Clarivate Analytics and Thomson Reuters from 2015 - 2018. Professor Sir Konstantin (Kostya) S. Novoselov - University of Manchester, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Physics for his breakthrough experiment in the super-material of graphene. He is one of the world's most influential scientists and most cited scientists and well-known for being one of the youngest Nobel Physics Laureates, receiving the honor at the age of. “Future of Artificial Intelligence”: Thesession will discuss the impact of AI on people's lives, how to create a competitive advantage, close the gap between countries as well as potential risks or moral issues, that need to be considered. Dr. Padmanabhan Anandan - Founder of US-based AI Matters Advisors LLC. He is also the former Founder and Managing Director of Microsoft Research India, Vice President of Adobe Research with his research in computer vision, visual motion analysis, video surveillance, and 3D scene modeling. Professor Albert P. Pisano - Dean of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego, Member of the National Academy of Engineering (United States). He is the co-inventor of over 20 patents and co-author of over 300 archival publications in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Professor Vu Ha Van - Professor of Mathematics at Yale University, United States, Scientific Director of VinBigData. He is the pioneer scientist in researching and developing high-tech products. He received the Polya Prize from the Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics. Doctor Bui Hai Hung - Founding Director of VinAI. He is an expert in machine learning and artificial intelligence, owner of 10 patents, with nearly 100 works published in popular IT & AI journals. Prior to joining VinAI, he had held important positions at Google DeepMind, Adobe Research, AI Center, and SRI International. Professor Jennifer Tour Chayes - Managing Director of 3 Microsoft Research interdisciplinary labs in Cambridge, New York and Montreal; Dean of the School of Information at UC Berkeley; Member of the National Academy of Science (United States). Doctor Xuedong David Huang - Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Corporation, owner of 170 patents who plays an important role in the research of robotic visual, audio and comprehension capabilities to support humans in their daily lives. “Future of Health”: The session will discuss the advancement of medicine in life, the responsibilities of different stakeholders in the healthcare sector, and especially the most critical issues surrounding humanity's battle against Covid pandemic and its variants. Professor Pieter Rutter Cullis - Founding Director of Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), University of British Columbia. He is the pioneering scientist in genetic treatment using LNP technology. Professor Katalin Kariko - Senior Vice President of BioNTech. She is well-known for her contribution in mRNA technology and mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. She has received the Princess of Asturias Award, the Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Biotechnology, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research. Professor Salim Safurdeen Abdool Karim - Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; Head of the South African Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 and South Africa’s response to Omicron. Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim, Associate Scientific Director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Vice President of the African Academy of Sciences, Chair of the South African National AIDS Council Prevention Technical Task Team. She is particularly well-known for her work in AIDS research, with her inventions of topical gels to reduce HIV transmission among young women and girls in Africa. She received the L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science for her success in helping African women fight against HIV and improve their lives. Professor Drew Weissman - Director of Vaccine Research, Infectious Diseases Division at Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He is a pioneer in the field of Immunology, best known for his basic scientific research to develop safe vaccines for various diseases. He has been honored with the Princess of Asturias Award, Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award, Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, Louisa Gross Horwitz Award and Special Achievement Award of the National Institutes of Health (United States). Professor Robert C. Green, Founding Director of Brigham Preventive Genomics Clinic, Harvard University. He is one of the 25 most influential scientists worldwide in precision medicine. Professor Stephen Ronal Quake, Stanford University. Co-chair of Biohub. He is well-known for biomeasurements, especially for biomolecular works, biological drugs as well as genomic structure and gene sequencing techniques. About the VinFuture Prize The VinFuture Prize Foundation, established on International Solidarity Day, December 20th, 2020, is an independent and non-profit organization in Vietnam founded by billionaire Pham Nhat Vuong and his wife.The Foundation was established with the vision and mission of catalyzing meaningful changes in the everyday lives of millions of people. The Foundation's core activity is awarding the annual VinFuture Prize for breakthrough scientific and technological innovations that have made or have the potential to create meaningful changes in people's lives.A total of four prizes are awarded by the VinFuture Prize Foundation every year, consisting of the VinFuture Grand Prize valued at US$3 million - one of the largest ever annual prizes globally. VinFuture also awards three Special Prizes, each valued at US$500,000, dedicated to female innovators, developing country innovators, and innovators with outstanding achievements in emerging fields.In addition, the Foundation will conduct many activities to accomplish its mission, such as funding research projects, collaborating in academic development, and promoting STEM education. Contact Details Vingroup +84 24 3974 9999 Company Website

January 11, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Industrial Defender 7.4 Centralizes Data Collection, Offers Customized Risk Calculations to Secure OT Environments

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Industrial Defender, an operational technology (OT) security pioneer, today announced updates to its leading cybersecurity platform to help organizations better secure their OT environments. Industrial Defender version 7.4 offers streamlined data collection capabilities, enhanced APIs and more personalized risk score calculations so teams can better prioritize threats. Amid the rising number of cyberattacks targeting critical infrastructure, organizations are increasingly looking for more streamlined solutions that will better secure their OT environments to ensure business continuity. With the launch of Industrial Defender 7.4, organizations can more easily collect and share data across silos via the Industrial Defender Collector, which combines the functionality of active and agentless endpoint monitoring and a network intrusion detection system (NIDS) into a single appliance. Enhanced integrations with partners like Splunk also allow teams to reduce MTTR for cyberthreats in OT environments with centralized threat detection and response. “Data is the lifeblood of a business’ security strategy. Without a wide-ranging data set that includes information from all different facets of the organization – including OT environments– it is nearly impossible to get a proper view of the potential threats putting the business at risk,” said Peter Lund, Vice President of Product Management, Industrial Defender. “With our latest updates, users can use OT data more holistically to better understand where their weaknesses lie and calculate more personalized endpoint risk scores that’ll help them prioritize what really matters.” As Industrial Defender continues to enhance and expand its OT data collection and integration capabilities, Industrial Defender Automation Systems Manager (ASM) is now Industrial Defender Central Manager (IDCM) to better reflect the company’s focus on centralizing OT endpoint and network data management. Additional updates and key features for Industrial Defender 7.4 include: Industrial Defender Collector: Combines active, agentless and passive asset inventory methods into a single sensor to streamline and centralize OT data collection. Per Endpoint Risk Calculations: Allows customization of risk profiles on a per asset basis using threat vectors such as unpatched vulnerabilities, security events and health status. Enhanced APIs: Supports complete data exchange via integrations with enterprise tools, including Splunk's machine learning models. Secure PCAP Replays: Safely replays network traffic within the IDCM to avoid potential disruptions from data overflow onto the OT network. Industrial Defender version 7.4 will be available to all customers on January 11, 2022. For more information, visit About Industrial Defender Since 2006, Industrial Defender has been solving the challenge of safely collecting, monitoring, and managing OT asset data at scale, while providing cross-functional teams with a unified view of security. Their specialized solution is tailored to complex industrial control system environments by engineers with decades of hands-on OT experience. Easy integrations into the broader security and enterprise ecosystem empower IT teams with the same visibility, access, and situational awareness that they’re accustomed to on corporate networks. Learn more at Contact Details Industrial Defender Corey Burke +1 904-643-2650 Company Website

January 11, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Velocity Global welcomes LPGA Tour Stars Lexi Thompson and Albane Valenzuela as brand ambassadors

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Velocity Globa l, the leading provider of global talent solutions, welcomed 11-time LPGA Tour champion, Lexi Thompson, and former Stanford collegiate standout and rising LPGA star, Albane Valenzuela, as global golf brand ambassadors. Both 2021 Olympians will display the Velocity Global logo on their hats throughout the 2022 and 2023 seasons. Thompson and Valenzuela join six-time PGA TOUR champion and 2021 DP World Tour BMW PGA champion, Billy Horschel, and four-time Advocates Pro Golf Association (APGA) Tour champion, Kevin Hall, as global brand ambassadors for Velocity Global. “Studies are backed by stories from our clients and employees on how important ‘work anywhere’ is to women, and it was time for us to welcome two of the best professionals in the world of golf to help us tell that story,” said Rob Wellner, Velocity Global chief revenue officer. “Lexi and Albane carry our message to a global audience that embraces the opportunity to work for anyone, anywhere. We can’t wait to support both of them as they compete around the world.” Thompson is one of the biggest stars on the LPGA Tour and across all of sports, and has been a top performer since she turned pro in 2010 at the age of 15. She owns 14 worldwide professional victories, including one major championship, and she is currently ranked 12th on the Rolex Rankings. She has represented the U.S.A. five times at the Solheim Cup and twice as an Olympian in Rio and Tokyo. She turned her passion for fitness and self-care into businesses as an entrepreneur with her LEXI Skin and LEXI Fitness brands. “I’m blessed to apply my talents all over the world, and that’s what Velocity Global makes possible for other professions,” said Thompson. “They help people work for anyone, anywhere around the world. And as an entrepreneur, I love their passion for helping businesses grow. Velocity Global is a perfect fit and I’m proud to represent them.” Valenzuela is truly a global citizen of the game as she was born in New York, moved to Mexico at a young age, and later grew up in Switzerland. Her father is from Mexico and her mother is from France, which led to her fluencies in English, French, Spanish, and German. She had a historic collegiate career at Stanford University where she competed in 11 major championships as an amateur, was the 2019 Pac-12 Golfer of the Year, and was a two-time runner-up in the U.S. Women’s Amateur. Albane turned pro in 2020 and represented Switzerland in the last two Olympic games. She uses her platform on the LPGA Tour to support her other passion, Alexis for Autism, a foundation established with and named after her brother that raises funds for associations, foundations, and medical research for autism. “I grew up in a family that knows what it means to be global citizens, and I found a partner in Velocity Global that aligns with that world view,” said Valenzuela. “Golf is truly a global sport. To achieve success, you must perform against anyone, anywhere. That’s exactly what Velocity Global enables for businesses and talent.” Thompson and Valenzuela begin their 2022 seasons at the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio on January 27. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work beyond borders. Its global work platform simplifies the employer and employee experience to employ any talent anywhere with just a click through its proprietary cloud-based workforce management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. As the largest global Employer of Record (also known as International PEO) in 185 countries and all 50 United States, more than 1,000 brands rely on Velocity Global to build global teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. The company offers additional services including Independent Contractor Compliance to assess a workforce, and Agent of Record (AoR) to streamline payments to contractors. Velocity Global was named a “Leader” in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across six continents. For more information visit Contact Details Velocity Global John Hall +1 720-650-4348 For Lexi Thompson Brett Falkoff, VP, Golf, GSE Worldwide For Albane Valenzuela Jon Heaton, VP, Excel Sports Management Company Website

January 11, 2022 07:01 AM Mountain Standard Time

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Biomedical AI entrepreneur Prof. Amir Geva appointed CSO of SleepX


World renowned machine learning and bio-feedback expert joins company to execute and lead the development of DreamIT – the company’s patented solution integrating its proprietary AI technology in a wearable data driven wristband to treat sleep apnea and snoring. SleepX, a subsidiary of AppYea (OTC: APYP) focusing on the development of accurate wearable monitoring solutions to treat sleep apnea and snoring, announced today the appointment of Biomedical AI entrepreneur Prof. Amir Geva, as its chief science officer. Prof. Geva is a world-renowned expert in the field of machine learning, with over 25 years of business leadership experience as the founder and R&D teams leader of biomedical AI companies Elminda, InnerEye and WideMed. He brings over 40 years of deep AI research, serving today as the Head of the Biomedical Signal Processing and Machine Learning Lab and as Professor at the Electrical and Computers Engineering Department at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. As of today, Prof. Geva had published 62 scientific articles, and he is Senior Member at the Biomedical Engineering and Computers of the IEEE. In the past he had served also as consultant to the Israeli Air Force and Elbit on bioelectrical signal processing. He is DSc in Biomedical Engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and formerly a Major at the Israeli Navy. "SleepX’ is the right solution many had been waiting for", Prof. Amir Geva commented. "The company has introduced a revolutionary combination of sensor technology, data analysis and machine learning to take on the challenge sleep-training for adults and improving people’s sleep and general wellbeing. I look forward to working with the team to complete the development of the company’s product and realize its market potential." SleepX is an Israeli research and development company recently acquired by AppYea. The company had developed a unique product for monitoring and treating sleep apnea and snoring. The technology is protected by several international patents and the company plans to start serial production in 2022. The company currently focuses its activities on the development and commercialization of its flagship product DreamIT. "We are honored to have a world expert in bio-feedback and AI such as Prof. Geva joining us to lead the development of our product’s brain analysis capabilities and advance the execution of our go-to-market strategy to realize the company’s business plan", said Boris (Bary) Molchadsky, President and CEO of SleepX, and Chairman at AppYea. Contact Details AppYea Inc. Asaf Porat Company Website

January 11, 2022 08:24 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Leon Green Joins AmeriLife as Vice President, EPMO and IT Delivery


AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing annuity, life, and health insurance solutions, today announced the hiring of Leon Green as Vice President, Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) and IT Delivery. Green, reporting to AmeriLife Chief Operating Officer Tim Calvert, will spearhead the company’s new EPMO, an expansion of its existing IT Delivery team, contributing to enterprise optimization, new capabilities initiatives and IT services, while ensuring EPMO operations and improvement strategies align with business objectives. “AmeriLife is in the midst of an incredible business transformation,” said Green. “I’m excited to be a part of that journey as the company looks to continue adopting and implementing industry-leading software, systems and technologies that will power its success for its next 50 years.” In this newly created role, Green will oversee a team of project managers in the Technology & Operations group tasked with delivering on key project initiatives across AmeriLife’s enterprise and vast distribution network. Additionally, Green will be charged with implementing best-in-class governance, processes and procedures to improve project prioritization and delivery certainty, and drive business growth. Green brings nearly 30 years of project management experience to AmeriLife. He most recently served as Corporate Director for the Project Management Office (PMO) of VITAS Healthcare, during which he managed transformative healthcare solutions projects that improved VITAS’ care team collaboration, reduced administrative overhead, and delivered increasing patient and business value. Prior to VITAS, he served in senior project manager roles for transportation and logistics company Ryder Systems Inc. and government services company Maximus Inc. Previous to those roles, Green served as a management consultant for KPMG, during which he provided consulting services for the design, development and implementation of health insurance and decision support systems. "As we continue to experience significant organizational growth, it’s critical that we add the right talent to the ranks of our leadership,” added Calvert. “Leon’s appointment is yet another testament to AmeriLife’s continued investment in operational excellence, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to AmeriLife to lead our talented IT Delivery team and help accelerate our EPMO.” Green is a licensed Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), and Project Management Professional (PMP). He received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics/Applied Physics from the University of the West Indies, Mona, in Kingston, Jamaica, and master’s in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York, Binghamton. He currently serves as a board member with the South Florida chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). A resident of Miami, Florida, Green will be relocating to the Tampa Bay area and be based at AmeriLife’s Clearwater headquarters. ### About AmeriLife AmeriLife’s strength is its mission: to offer insurance and retirement solutions to help people live longer, healthier lives. In doing so, AmeriLife has become recognized as the leader in developing, marketing, and distributing life and health insurance, annuities and retirement planning solutions to enhance the lives of pre-retirees and retirees across the United States. For more than 50 years, AmeriLife has partnered with top insurance carriers to provide value and quality to customers served through a national distribution network of over 300,000 insurance agents and advisors, more than 40 marketing organizations, and 50 insurance agency locations. For more information, visit, and follow AmeriLife on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details Jeff Maldonado +1 321-297-1112 Company Website

January 10, 2022 02:05 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Kenny Clark Grows Minuteman Press Printing Franchise in McKinney, Texas

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Minuteman Press in McKinney, Texas is located at 1502 W. University Drive, Suite 111. Owner Kenny Clark has owned the local printing franchise since August 2014. Operating as an essential business over the past two years, Kenny has consistently grown his sales and helped other local businesses meet their ever-changing needs for custom design, print, and marketing services. Kenny says, “We have worked hard to serve our customers with anything they have needed over the past two years and that hard work has paid off. I was born and raised in Texas, and one thing I did was remain open. I went to work every single day because I wanted to be there to answer the phone when other businesses weren’t. If you could hear the relief in their voices when I answered the phone, you would understand just how huge that personal touch and human connection was at that time.” “I was fortunate enough to remain open as an essential business, and by being there for new and existing clients at a time where they needed me most, that really was a big key to growing our business. Today, I am stronger than I was before the pandemic, and our client base is stronger as well.” -Kenny Clark, owner, Minuteman Press franchise, McKinney, Texas. With eight years of business under his belt including two years of operating under unprecedented circumstances, Kenny is able to share his insights and keys to growth for Minuteman Press in McKinney. He says, “We have many products that are in high demand, and the key to our success is that we sell ourselves through our actions. We offer speed and service, and a job done right, no matter what our clients need.” He continues, “We offer custom graphic design services with fast turnaround, which then leads to fast production of banners, signs, blueprints, business cards and stationery, and anything our clients need or want to grow their business through increased brand awareness and visibility. Direct mail has also been a growth point for us.” Why direct mail? Kenny explains, “I find printing to be one of the absolute core essentials of any marketing strategy. More than ever, we see that there are thousands of emails that get lost in the shuffle and deleted. When you have something in your hand that you can physically hold and touch, you are more likely to take a closer look at it. Emails can get swallowed up by spam filters and deleted with one click, while direct mail has that unique ability to capture someone’s attention because it’s right in their hands.” “Right now, one of my biggest clients is doing direct mail campaigns with us more than any other types of products and services. They have found that direct mail really works for them, and that Minuteman Press is the perfect local partner to help them design, print, and deliver their messages to best reach their target audience.” -Kenny Clark When it comes to marketing his business, Kenny takes a multi-faceted approach. “I tell my team all the time, we don’t just get out there and market for the sake of marketing. I like to say, ‘We quote it to win it.’ We have really focused on marketing ourselves on speed and service, and direct conversations with our clients. We are not the cheapest printer in McKinney, Texas, but if you want and need the job done right, I am your guy.” Kenny has also taken advantage of the proprietary Minuteman Press FLEX software as well as the Internet marketing resources available to him. “We used the FLEX software all of the time when quoting jobs for clients, and it’s a valuable tool to make sure we are managing pricing and production correctly. Specifically, I have been using the CSSP function that helps me see how to properly price orders for quotes based on current pricing trends. A year and a half ago, I really started bolstering our Internet marketing, and that has really paid off as well in generating new business.” “The support from Minuteman Press International has been exactly what it was promised to be. My Regional Vice President Pete Scaglione and the local field team are there for me. When I call them, they will jump through hoops to help me out. If I email the IT team at World Headquarters with a question about the FLEX software or anything else I need, I always receive quick replies that contain precise, detailed answers. We all have the same mindset, and we are all in this together.” -Kenny Clark Prior to franchising with Minuteman Press, Kenny saw his job in the electronics industry take him traveling around the world. “I had a working background in electronics, manufacturing of circuit boards, and business development. Flying everywhere was getting really old really fast and I wanted to be there for my kids. Minuteman Press helped me do that.” When asked about additional reasons Kenny chose to buy Minuteman Press in McKinney, Kenny answers, “At the end of the day, the cost to buy a Minuteman Press franchise was reasonable and cost less than most other franchises. The majority of franchises have the philosophy of ‘the more you make, the more we take.’ Essentially, you are punished for having a successful franchise, but that is not the case with Minuteman Press International. Their royalty cap was the deciding factor for me in joining Minuteman. I am allowed to keep more of my well-earned money and invest it back into the business as I see fit.” Kenny continues, “The other thing that other people don’t realize is the benefit of having low turnover due to the fact that we hire skilled workers. I looked into the fast food industry, and there just seemed to be too much turnover due to the nature of the work as well as other headaches that would carry over into weekends such as staffing as well as food supply.” He adds, “Not having to worry about the business on weekends and having that freedom is huge. You can’t put a price on that.” For those who are researching businesses including Minuteman Press, Kenny’s advice is this: “Ask yourself if you see yourself running the business you are buying Also, are you willing to do the work? The biggest mistake people make is that they open the business and hope that clients will just walk through your doors and automatically come to you. If you don’t get out and market, if you aren’t hustling, you are not going to make it. You have to want it and follow the business model, get out there and go get it. All of your marketing efforts will come back to you and pay off. I can attest to that.” For more information about Minuteman Press in McKinney, Texas, visit their website: Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at Contact Details Minuteman Press International Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 Company Website

January 10, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Omdia tech analysts select Innovation Award winners at ShowStoppers @ CES 2022

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Analysts at global research leader Omdia today announced winners of the Omdia Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers® at CES, the press event during the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. The analysts evaluated new consumer electronics and home entertainment, smart home and robotics, mobility, fitness and health, and productivity products introduced during ShowStoppers, which took place January 5, 2022, at the Wynn Hotel & Casino. “We congratulate all the remarkable technology innovators who participated in the event,” said Paul Gagnon, Senior Director of Research for Consumer Electronics and ProAV at Omdia. “The level of innovation that we witnessed at ShowStoppers this year was extraordinary. It is always a tremendous challenge to pick the leaders in each category, but the winners demonstrated the highest level of vision and creativity with products that are in the market today and delivering benefits.” About the awards The Omdia Technology Innovation Awards distinguishes ingenuity and innovation exhibited by companies and products at ShowStoppers @ CES. This year’s awards recognize the most innovative products in these categories: Home Entertainment – Picoo, for Picoo, an outdoor game console that gets kids actively running, jumping and playing together outdoors, and helps to reverse the decline of physical fitness and isolation caused by excessive screen time; and runner-up Viewsonic for the VX1755 portable monitor designed for mobile PC and console gaming. Smart Home & Robotics – GAF Energy, for Timberline Solar Energy Shingles, the world’s first nailable solar shingle. Mobility – SOLO Secure for SOLO Blade, self-defense devices that only work with your biometrics. Fitness, health and wellbeing – Biospectal, for the Biospectal OptiBP™ for iOS and Biodisc™, an all-in-one blood pressure monitor and a monitoring platform that extends smartphones and other connected mobile devices to clinics, hospitals, work and home. Runner-up in this category was Kokoon Technology, for Nightbuds, the world’s thinnest in-ear headphone for side sleepers. Honorable mentions in this category included eMed for the Digital Point-of-Care™ platform that revolutionizes the healthcare industry with the first-of-its-kind at-home rapid testing solution; Jabra for the Jabra Enhance™ Plus medical-grade hearing earbuds for better conversations, music, and calls; Opteev Technologies for Freedom by ViraWarm, the world's first affordable COVID-19 detector.; and Virility Medical for vPatch, the world's first clinically-proven wearable skin patch, scientifically engineered to delay ejaculation. Productivity – OWC for the OWC ministack STX storage and Thunderbolt expansion systems; runner-up Jabra for the Jabra PanaCast 20 for AI-enabled personal video conferencing; with an honorable mention to Air-Clenz Systems for the Air-Clenz ™ Computer Monitor and Laptop System, which captures and cleans workplace air of potential viruses, pollutants and contaminants. The judges are renowned Omdia analysts, including: Paul Gagnon, Senior Research Director | Consumer Electronics & ProAV Paul Gray, Senior Research Manager | Home Devices Ken Park, Senior Research Manager | TV & ProAV Nina Rao, Research Analyst | Consumer Electronics Gerrit Schneemann, Principal Analyst | Smart Phone About Omdia Omdia is a leading research and advisory group focused on the technology industry. With clients operating in over 120 countries, Omdia provides market-critical data, analysis, advice and custom consulting. Omdia was formed in 2020 following the merger of IHS Markit, Tractica, Ovum and Heavy Reading. Sitting at the heart of the Informa Tech portfolio, Omdia reaches over four million technology decision makers, influencers and practitioners that form part of the wider Informa Tech community and has specialist research practices focusing on Enterprise IT, AI, Internet of Things, Communications Service Providers, Cybersecurity, Components & Devices, Media & Entertainment and Government & Manufacturing. For more information about Omdia, please visit Stay connected with Omdia on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. About ShowStoppers Now in its 26th year, ShowStoppers,, is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product launches, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces official press events at CE Week, IFA and NAB; partners with CTA, IFA, GSMA and CEATEC; and produces events during CES, IFA, MWC, NAB, CE Week, CEATEC and other tradeshows. ShowStoppers TV streams online, broadcasting live press events and conferences, month after month. To learn more about how you and your company can meet the press at ShowStoppers press events in person and online at ShowStoppers TV, contact Lauren Merel,, +1 908-692-6068, or Dave Leon,, +1 845-821-6123. For press registration, please contact Steve Leon,, +1 310-936-8530. Contact Details Informa Tech | Omdia Andy Reese +1 408-220-9601 ShowStoppers Steve Leon +1 310-936-8530 Company Website

January 10, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CSG Appoints Rasmani Bhattacharya as General Counsel


CSG ® (NASDAQ: CSGS) today announced Rasmani Bhattacharya as General Counsel, where she will lead the company’s legal and compliance teams. Bhattacharya joins the company at a time of accelerated growth and brings vital global leadership experience that will help CSG elevate and transform every part of its business. “CSG is focused on winning big in the market by having the best culture, the best talent, and the most globally diverse team that puts our customers and employees first,” said Brian Shepherd, CEO of CSG. “Adding an executive with Rasmani’s proven talent and experience is a huge momentum builder for CSG and our 5,000+ employees around the world, who are committed to helping the biggest brands monetize, engage, and retain their customers in a digital world.” Previously, Bhattacharya served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Gates Corporation. She led a global team responsible for legal, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, regulatory, compliance, insurance, and environmental matters worldwide with subsidiaries in over 30 countries. She played a central role in the dual track sale and IPO process of Gates to a private equity investor, as well as the divestiture of all non-core businesses around the world. A results-driven leader with a broad and deep global background, Bhattacharya has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions supporting business transformations, including joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and strategic partnerships. “I am honored to join CSG and work with Brian and this outstanding team” said Bhattacharya. “CSG’s strategic vision and guiding principles resonate deeply with me. I look forward to strengthening our culture, accelerating our business growth, and helping CSG be an even better corporate citizen that makes a bigger difference in the communities where we operate.” # # # About CSG CSG is a leader in innovative customer engagement, revenue management and payments solutions that make ordinary customer experiences extraordinary. Our cloud-first architecture and customer-obsessed mindset help companies around the world launch new digital services, expand into new markets, and create dynamic experiences that capture new customers and build brand loyalty. For nearly 40 years, CSG’s technologies and people have helped some of the world’s most recognizable brands solve their toughest business challenges and evolve to meet the demands of today’s digital economy with future-ready solutions that drive exceptional customer experiences. With 5,000 employees in over 20 countries, CSG is the trusted technology provider for leading global brands in telecommunications, retail, financial services, and healthcare. Our solutions deliver real world outcomes to more than 900 customers in over 120 countries. To learn more, visit us at and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Copyright © 2022 CSG Systems International, Inc. and/or its affiliates (“CSG”). All rights reserved. CSG® is a registered trademark of CSG Systems International, Inc. All third-party trademarks, service marks, and/or product names which are referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners, and all rights therein are reserved. Contacts: Tammy Hovey Global Public Relations +1 (917) 520-2751 John Rea Investor Relations +1 (210) 687-4409 Contact Details Tammy Hovey +1 917-520-2751 Company Website

January 10, 2022 06:35 AM Mountain Standard Time

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Foresight: Eye-Net Enters Indian Market with Pilot Project for Fleet Telematics

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision systems, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Eye-Net Mobile Ltd. (“Eye-Net” or “Eye-Net Mobile”), will begin its first pilot project in India with a local telematics company, a venture facilitated by Eye-Net’s Indian distributor. Telematics, also known as fleet tracking, refers to the methodology of monitoring fleets, vehicles and drivers’ behavior by using GPS technology and onboard diagnostics. The Indian telematics company will evaluate the performance of the Eye-Net™ Protect collision prediction solution in various scenarios, including those involving vehicles, pedestrians and bicycle riders. Successful evaluation may lead to possible commercialization and integration of Eye-Net Protect into the service suite offered by the telematics company to its commercial fleets and governmental operators of vehicles such as ambulances, city buses and taxis. “We believe that working with a local distributor is the right strategic choice as we begin this first pilot project in India, a true door opener for Eye-Net into the Indian market and one that will potentially expand our presence in Asia. The collaboration with a telematics company indicates the added value of our solution to automotive-related industries, enhancing vehicle safety and potentially preventing accidents and saving lives,” said Dror Elbaz, COO and Deputy CEO of Eye-Net Mobile. For more information about Eye-Net Mobile, please visit, or follow the Company’s LinkedIn page, Eye-Net Mobile; Twitter, @EyeNetMobile1; and Instagram channel, Eyenetmobile1, the contents of which are not incorporated into this press release. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example, Foresight is using forward-looking statements in this press release when it discusses its belief that working with a local distributor is the right strategic choice, that the collaboration is a door opener for Eye-Net into the Indian market with the potential to expand its presence in Asia and that the collaboration indicates the added value of its solution. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on Foresight’s current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results, performance or achievements of Foresight could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Foresight's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 30, 2021, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Foresight undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release. Foresight is not responsible for the contents of third-party websites. About Foresight Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX) is a technology company developing smart multi-spectral vision software solutions and cellular-based applications. Through the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Foresight Automotive Ltd. and Eye-Net Mobile Ltd., Foresight develops both “in-line-of-sight” vision systems and “beyond-line-of-sight” accident-prevention solutions. Foresight’s vision solutions include modules of automatic calibration, sensor fusion and dense 3D point cloud that can be applied to diverse markets such as automotive, defense, autonomous vehicles and heavy industrial equipment. Eye-Net Mobile’s cellular-based solution suite provides real-time pre-collision alerts to enhance road safety and situational awareness for all road users in the urban mobility environment by incorporating cutting-edge AI technology and advanced analytics. For more information about Foresight and its wholly owned subsidiary, Foresight Automotive, visit, follow @ForesightAuto1 on Twitter, or join Foresight Automotive on LinkedIn. Contact Details Investor Relations Contact: Miri Segal-Scharia, CEO, MS-IR LLC +1 917-607-8654 Company Website

January 10, 2022 08:10 AM Eastern Standard Time

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