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 Medtronic Commits $5 Million to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation 

IRVINE, Calif. - Thursday, November 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) today announced that Medtronic, a leading global healthcare solutions company, has joined a growing list of healthcare technology companies that have signed the Patient Safety Movement’s public pledge to share their data to promote patient safety. In addition, Medtronic committed $5 Million to the PSMF over a five-year period, and Medtronic’s CEO, Omar Ishrak, will join Patient Safety Movement’s Board of Directors.

By signing this Open Data Pledge, Medtronic pledges to allow access to all available acute clinical data generated by their products used in hospitals and in outpatient practice settings to interested parties that want to use them to help minimize preventable patient complications and death. When companies share the data of thei ... Read more »

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New AGCO Regional HQ in Johannesburg

DULUTH, Ga. - Thursday, November 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, has announced a realignment of its regional structure which will see an increase in its on-the-ground presence in Africa and a further expansion of the Company’s significant operations on the Continent.
Effective 1 January 2017, AGCO will restructure its Asia Pacific region to include Africa. “With this new move, the realigned Asia Pacific and Africa (APA) region will be strongly positioned to leverage the synergies of similar market dynamics in the two territories,” says Gary Collar, newly-appointed AGCO Senior Vice President and General Manager, APA. “Among these key synergies are the emergence of a growing smallholder farmer segment, product and application similarities, shared consumer finance patterns ... Read more »

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PARIS - Thursday, November 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]


Exclusive Keynotes: Chris Skinner, The Financial Services Club and David Birch, Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- For its 2016 edition, the world leading event dedicated to secure payment, identification and connectivity will include a high-level conference programme among which a one day conference track on FINTECH, prepared in collaboration with FinTechStage.

Our world is supporting, displacing and disintermediating the old finance world with technology. In the 21st century finance world, financial services are understood as digital infrastructures allowing the establishment of new types of agreements and procedures in the classic areas of banking. As of now, disruptive investments are targeting all businesses such as digital payments, online money remittance, P2P transfers, online bill payments or digital cur ... Read more »

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 - Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- What: Security Innovation’s Pete Samson, VP and General Manager will be joined by fellow industry thought-leaders from Argus Cyber Security, NXP Semiconductors and Strategy Analytics in a panel discussion around End-to-End Security. Attendees will learn how to develop a strategy for holistic end- to-end security, designing security in from the outset to ensure robust practices and systems to guarantee protection to the driver; engage the supply chain; and build a flexible architecture that can adapt to handle unknown future threats, while ensuring that vulnerabilities are minimized. Additional information about the session can be found here:

Who: Since 2002, Security Innovation has been a trusted partner to organizations that want to understand where their applications are vulnerable and rollout a secure and repeatable software develo ... Read more »

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By Reducing Migrant Remittance Costs, Mobile Money is Directly Contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10

LONDON - Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today issued a report entitled, ‘Driving a Price Revolution: Mobile Money in International Remittances’ that looks at the impact of mobile money on reducing the cost of international remittances1. The findings show that the cost of sending international remittances with mobile money is, on average, more than 50 per cent less expensive than using global money transfer operators (MTOs). Additionally, where people were able to send remittances from a mobile money account, the average cost of sending US$200 was 2.7 per cent, compared to six per cent when using global MTOs. Lower transaction fees can translate directly into additional income for remittance recipients.

The research shows that by increasing competition, leveraging existing networks ... Read more »

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-Evolving Around the Priority Theme of Preventive Activities Contributing to the Health of People in Developing/Emerging Countries-

OSAKA, Japan - Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TOKYO:4502) today announced that the company will implement three CSR programs focusing on solutions to maternal and child healthcare problems in Africa and Asia. These programs are implemented to addressing critical issues in maternal and child health in medium- to long-term perspectives, in partnership with international NGOs with a proven track record: World Visio ... Read more »

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HAMILTON, Bermuda - Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aeolus Capital Management Ltd. (“Aeolus” or “ACM”) today announced that it has reached an agreement in principle pursuant to which Elliott Management Corporation (“Elliott”), through an affiliate, will acquire a controlling interest in ACM and its affiliated entities. The transaction is subject to the completion of definitive documentation and regulatory approval and is expected to be completed before year end.

The selling shareholders -- Peter Appel, founder of ACM, and Allied World Assurance Company (“Allied World”) -- will each retain significant minority ownership positions, with Mr. Appel continuing to serve ACM as its Non-Executive Chairman and Allied World continuing as a substantial capital provider to the investment funds managed by ACM. The ACM management team, led by Andrew Bernstein, Chris Grasso, Trevor Jones and Frank Fischer, ... Read more »

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Project follows success of disaster response e-platform

LUXEMBOURG - Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that it has been selected by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to create a digital emergency manual, in a project funded by the Luxembourg Government.

IOM, which carries out humanitarian operations globally to address the most urgent needs of displaced populations, updated its emergency manual in 2016 to further support its crisis response operations. To ensure this information can be regularly updated and shared effectively with field staff, IOM has also created an electronic platform which can share information with all stakeholders in real-time. The new platform is due to be launched in November.

SES was chosen to create the digital platform for the emergency manual due to its expertise in delivering similar emergency manual digital platf ... Read more »

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LONDON - Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ontology Systems, provider of service impact analysis and end-to-end dynamic network and service topology, today announced that it will be collaborating with Cognizant ( and EXFO (, in the TM Forum’s Lighter Logical Inventories Catalyst project to explore how new approaches to inventory can be applied to virtualised and hybrid networks to provide better service assurance.

The Catalyst is championed by global communications service provider Verizon ( and will demonstrate how next generation OSS tools can be used to combine data from many sources to create a real-time comprehensive model of a service and the elements it depends on. This model can then be combined with measurement and performance data to provide true end-to-end service assurance even when services are delivered by complex hybrid infrastructure.

As NFV and SDN make network in ... Read more »

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