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The 5 Takeaways from the Coyotes introduction of

first_img The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Arizona ranked No. 31 out of 32 teams last season in rushing yards, coming in just ahead of Oakland Raiders, but finished dead last in the league with 3.3 yards per carry. The Cardinals had just six runs of 20 yards or more, with none of 40 yards or more.Ellington led Arizona in rushing in 2014, rushing for 660 yards on 201 carries with three touchdowns in 12 games before sustaining a season-ending hip injury against the Atlanta Falcons.Johnson is the Cardinals’ third-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Northern Iowa.Stepfan Taylor ran for 208 yards on 63 carries in 2014, scoring just once in 14 games (four starts).Kerwynn Williams was thrust into action by injuries in 2014, rushing for 246 yards on 53 carries in five games. He ran for 23 yards on 10 carries in Arizona’s playoff loss to the Carolina Panthers last season.Marion Grice is an ASU alum who carried the ball just 15 times last season for 41 yards and a touchdown. He also scored Arizona’s second touchdown in their first-round loss to the Panthers.Arizona is met with stiff competition in the NFC West from Seattle (No. 2), San Francisco (No. 17) and St. Louis (No. 19). Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img How intimidating do Andre Ellington, David Johnson, Stepfan Taylor, Kerwynn Williams and Marion Grice sound?Not that intimidating, according to NFL.com’s Marc Sessler.In Sessler’s list of the top running back groups in the NFL, he ranked the Arizona Cardinals as No. 27 out of the league’s 32 teams.The mark is last in the NFC West, and second-worst in the NFC.The Cardinals were one of the few teams he had no explanation for in the rankings, but the numbers speak for themselves. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments   Share   last_img read more

Over half of Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TVs

first_imgOver half of Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV’s set-top boxes will be supplied by Kaliningrad-based technology provider General Satellite by the end of this year, according to local reports.General Satellite board member Sergei Pimenov told a microelectronics forum in Kaliningrad that over 50% of Tricolor TV’s active set-tops would be supplied by the company by the end of 2012.last_img

Developments in assistive technology over the next

first_imgDevelopments in assistive technology over the next few years have the potential to be “truly, truly transformatory” for disabled people, a fringe event at the Conservative party conference heard this week.Neil Heslop, chief executive of the disability charity Leonard Cheshire, who uses assistive technology himself, said that technology was “a massive force for good, if appropriately leveraged”.But he added: “As the economy becomes increasingly digitised, there are risks and dangers for people with disability missing out on those opportunities.”He said that everybody working in technology recognised that it was not perfect and “still has a very, very long way to go” in terms of accessibility.But he said that “the core thesis is that we are as a society at an inflection point and what we do and don’t do now and in a small number of years actually has the potential to be truly, truly transformatory”.The fringe event was hosted by Leonard Cheshire and the technology giant Microsoft.Hector Minto (pictured, second from right), “accessibility evangelist” for Microsoft, said that technology was “reaching further into society than it ever has before”, including the billion disabled people on the planet.He said: “We cannot design society digitally without purposefully including people with disability.“Otherwise we miss the one in seven [people who are disabled], and the price will be high.”Minto said that “every other industrial revolution the world has encountered” had paid a price for having to “add disability later”.He said there was now an opportunity to “wire in accessibility” into what was being done and he pointed to a free plug-in for the widely-available Microsoft PowerPoint software that he then revealed had been producing live subtitles for the meeting.Minto said Microsoft was increasing the number of disabled people it employed because it needed to include them “in our workplace, in our product groups, in our design teams”.And he said the company was also asking its corporate customers around the world to “unlock” the assistive technology that was already built into Microsoft software.Steve Tyler (pictured, far left), director of assistive technology for Leonard Cheshire, told the meeting that support with technology was often available when disabled people were in education or in work.But he said: “What about before you’re in work? That’s the time when you need to engage with technology.“Virtually every job that we do today has an element of technology, and that is increasing as time goes on.“So for me, a key part of what we need to do is invent a new mechanism that allows funding prior to work to engage people in technology and engage them in the learning and training and the use of it.”Hannah Rose (pictured, far right) told the meeting how assistive technology – including the use of speech recognition software, which allows her to dictate into her computer – had helped her pass her GCSEs, A-levels and a degree, after becoming disabled as a teenager.She later secured a job as a vetting officer with Cheshire police, following a work trial, where she has now worked for 10 years.She said: “It gives me that independence to carry out a fulfilling job, like I am serving a purpose, like everybody else in that office.“None of this would have been possible without having that assistive technology.“Without work I would be lost. It’s great to be able to contribute to society like any other person, and without the access to assistive technology this wouldn’t be possible.”The meeting also discussed the wider issue of disability employment.Dave Bracher, campaigns manager for Spinal Injuries Association, said: “There has to be a way of getting the message out there that employers who are not employing disabled people are really missing a trick, because of the skills and qualities that those people bring to the party.“I am not saying that I am any more special than anybody else in the room as an employee but what I am saying is that my experience of spinal cord injury, the year I spent in rehab, the three weeks I spent with locked-in syndrome, communicating by blinking… that gives me skills and qualities that any employer should be looking for.”Sarah Newton (pictured, second from left), minister for disabled people, told the meeting: “It isn’t acceptable that half of people with disabilities who want to work and could work are not in work. That is a lost talent pool for the whole nation.“There’s a lot of talk at this conference and the last conference about post-Brexit Britain and the future of our country after Brexit and one thing for sure is that we need to make sure that we are using all the talents in our nation going forward, and that must mean enabling more of those people to get into work and to thrive in work.”Heslop (pictured, centre) said: “If any large-scale organisation does not have a representative number of people with disabilities in its workforce [which he said was about 19 per cent] and frighteningly few organisations achieve that today, anyone who doesn’t should be dissatisfied and should be committing themselves to creating an inclusive workplace.”He added: “Anyone in a leadership position has to accept [that], and this is true of large charities like ours.“I’m completely dissatisfied with the proportion of disabled people we employ, and we are taking steps to get much better.”Tyler said there was “scary but increasing evidence” that employers were looking at people’s social media profiles at the earliest stages of recruitment and if they saw that those people were disabled they “are rejected before they even get in the door”.He said: “We need to find ways through technology of highlighting/flagging/preventing that kind of stuff from happening.” A note from the editor:Please consider making a voluntary financial contribution to support the work of DNS and allow it to continue producing independent, carefully-researched news stories that focus on the lives and rights of disabled people and their user-led organisations. Please do not contribute if you cannot afford to do so, and please note that DNS is not a charity. It is run and owned by disabled journalist John Pring and has been from its launch in April 2009. Thank you for anything you can do to support the work of DNS…last_img read more

Tesla Has Revealed Its New Roadster the Quickest Car in the World

first_imgTesla Tesla Has Revealed Its New Roadster, the Quickest Car in the World –shares November 17, 2017 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Matthew Humphries Next Article 2 min read Senior Editorcenter_img Apply Now » Image credit: Tesla via PC Mag Add to Queue It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, has a top speed over 250 mph and a range of 620 miles. The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Tesla prepared everyone yesterday for the Semi truck reveal, and it certainly delivered an impressive vehicle capable of carrying 80,000 pounds of cargo. What we didn’t expect, though, was a brand new version of the Tesla Roadster brought on stage in the back of a Semi.Tesla is claiming the new Roadster is the quickest production car in the world, and it’s hard to argue against that when looking at the base specs. The Roadster will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds. Zero to 100 mph takes 4.2 seconds, and quarter mile acceleration is 8.8 seconds. Then there’s the top speed, which hasn’t been revealed yet but is north of 250 mph. As for wheel torque, it’s gauged at 10,000Nm.So the Roadster is fast, but Tesla doesn’t seem to have compromised to achieve the speed. It’s an all-wheel drive supercar that can seat four people and travel 620 miles on a single charge. The glass roof is removable and stored in the trunk making it a convertible, and I doubt anyone would argue about how great it looks.For this level of performance, especially with a Tesla badge attached, you can expect to pay a small fortune to own one. The base price will be $200,000 with a $50,000 deposit required. There is also a Founders Edition costing $250,000, of which only 1,000 are set to be offered. Regardless of how quickly you can get that $50,000 deposit together, Tesla won’t deliver the new Roadster until 2020.Before anyone scoffs at the $200,000 price point, keep in mind the performance on offer and the competition it beats. Look at any of the new supercars in development by Mercedes, McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini or Bugatti, and prices start at $500,000 before quickly going up into the millions. Tesla has them all beat.Related video: 2 Strategies to Write Off Auto Expenses This story originally appeared on PCMaglast_img read more

The Cannapocalypse of Small Brands Is Upon Us But All Is Not

first_img Guest Writer Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Download Our iOS App May 2, 2019 Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. Image credit: joSon | Getty Images Small Businesses –shares CEO | Founder of Garden Society Erin Gore Add to Queue Dig in now or risk being swept away by the coming corporate tsunami. As cannabis businesses in California and beyond transition to the regulated market, we are seeing the canna-pocalypse of our favorite farms, products, and brands across the industry. The astronomical cost of licensing and compliance, combined with the lack of access to banking and traditional financial services afforded to other small businesses, make financing for growth one of the hardest and most limiting pieces to the puzzle. Hard-working entrepreneurs are also closing down for a multitude of other reasons, including waiting on permits and licenses to ever-changing rules and compliance, and at this stage it’s easy to run out of both time and money.As the “OGs” know all too well, these hurdles are just too high for the many amazing jewels of craft cultivators, innovative medicinal brands, and budding entrepreneurs. Instead, the shelves are becoming awash with well-financed, in-house brands dreamt up in corporate design rooms, plainly capitalizing on the holes created by the pioneers.Related: Pulling the Cork Out of the Processing Bottleneck Slowing the Hemp/CBD BoomStill, I firmly believe all is not lost if those who paved the way can come together as an industry and create the platform to persevere. Cannabis culture was created to heal people, to celebrate the plant and to help our families and communities thrive. This can continue if we can coalesce around four core principles:  Collaboration, not competition, is the key to our future.As more big companies enter the space, and more financing flows into the cannabis industry, the competition for shelf space is only going to get fiercer. It’s impossible to think that any one small business can effectively take on the entire supply chain. This is where the power of partnerships will allow healthy competition on all levels. A key piece of business advice, regardless of your industry, is to ask yourself, “Where do I need help?” and subsequently to also ask, “Where can I be of help to others?”Collaboration can be demonstrated in a variety of ways, such as sharing information on becoming compliant, facilitating introductions to investors, or offering support in a time of crisis. It can also be done in the form of strategic partnerships such as sharing resources through independent contractor or co-employment agreements for brand ambassadors, manufacturing agreements to leverage complementary strengths, or potential cross-promotional opportunities at retailers or in media.Collaboration is a powerful tool, which can propel us collectively through difficult times through a community of support.Related: 5 Ways CEOs Can Empower Teams to Develop Collaborative WorkplacesAuthenticity is our best asset.For those of us who have been paving the way in legal cannabis, going back to the early medical marijuana era, the main difference we bring to the table is authenticity. We took many risks to build our businesses because of our belief in the benefits of this plant for our customers. Brand incubators cannot easily “cook-up” the authenticity that has been the core of our small business since inception. Authenticity establishes trust and connection — key components of brand loyalty that help brands build long-term relationships with customers.We know why craftsmanship is key to a good product but as more products hit the shelves, all at different price points, consumers are likely to become more confused. They may always reach for the lowest priced option, not knowing that the higher priced items are likely more responsibly sourced, and expertly crafted by artisans with a passion and purpose beyond just making money. So state your mission up front. Be clear about your product rationale and the thought that goes into everything you do. Did you start your company based on your own experience? Share this with your customers.Related: The World-Changing Power of Sharing Your StoryEducate the consumer on both the product, and the power of their voice.As most in the industry are aware right now, consumer education is desperately needed. While all cannabis businesses are doing this in some capacity, those of us who have lived and breathed this industry since the beginning have a unique perspective to help consumers learn all they need to know about the plant. We can teach the importance of knowing your farmer, your source and the process by which your chosen product was made.We in the cannabis business can help consumers understand their power to support the artisans and stories that resonate with their heart — not just their pocket book. Educate your consumers on the power of their voice.Related: These 6 Coffee Marketing Tricks Are a Perfect Blend for Your Cannabis BrandDiversify not just to survive but to thrive.It’s important for our cannabis industry to resemble the communities we call home. According to the SBA, small businesses are owned by a diverse group of individuals, from immigrants to multi-generational families, men and women and eight million minorities. Consumers and businesses alike should support under-represented founders and encourage diversity across all channels that include women, LGBTQ community, veterans and people of color. It’s simple: if you’re a consumer, consider brands founded by women. If you’re a distributor, ensure you have an LGBTQ program. If you’re a dispensary, ensure you’re giving veterans affordable options.  The day of reckoning nears, but by thinking ahead and acting thoughtfully — in consideration of others as much as ourselves — we can maintain the character and compassion that makes the cannabis community special. This will also offer the green entrepreneur the courage and chance to succeed, backed by and supportive of others in the community.The time for us to come together has never been more urgent. Free Green Entrepreneur App The Canna-pocalypse of Small Brands Is Upon Us – But All Is Not Lost Next Article last_img read more

Why Apple Will Never Create an iPadMac Hybrid

first_img Add to Queue 2 min read Register Now » Benjamin Snyder Apple CEO Tim Cook is reportedly telling consumers they shouldn’t expect a hybrid iPad and Mac in the future.In an apparent jab at Microsoft’s tablets such as the new Surface Book, Cook told the Irish Independent that Apple users don’t want that type of device.“We feel strongly that customers are not really looking for a converged Mac and iPad,” Cook told the newspaper. “Because what that would wind up doing, or what we’re worried would happen, is that neither experience would be as good as the customer wants. So we want to make the best tablet in the world and the best Mac in the world.”He added, “And putting those two together would not achieve either. You’d begin to compromise in different ways.”His comments come after Cook made remarks about the future of the PC in a recent interview with the Telegraph. “I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? No really, why would you buy one?” he said. “Yes, the iPad Pro is a replacement for a notebook or a desktop for many, many people. They will start using it and conclude they no longer need to use anything else, other than their phones.”Microsoft declined to comment. Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. November 16, 2015 –shares Apple This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Next Article Why Apple Will Never Create an iPad-Mac Hybridlast_img read more

LinkedIn Awarded Patent for System to Predict How Likely You Are to

first_img LinkedIn Awarded Patent for System to Predict How Likely You Are to Get a Job Add to Queue April 7, 2016 This story originally appeared on Business Insider Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Image credit: Pixabay Biz Carson 80sharescenter_img Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. 2 min read Linkedin Enroll Now for $5 Applying for a job can be anxiety-inducing, but LinkedIn has come up with a way to tell you what your chances of getting a job could be — and what you can do to improve them.A new patent awarded to LinkedIn on Tuesday describes a system that could score your success chances and show your strengths and weaknesses.The LinkedIn system seeks to fix a problem that the company sees in today’s job hunting process: Employers often automatically reject candidates whose experience or education don’t match up exactly to a job listing. But the candidate has no idea why they were rejected.”The user may not be informed about the basis of the rejection. Further, in the case of other users who may be competing for the same requirement, the user may not be informed about the cause,” the patent states.The LinkedIn system is designed to give you that feedback when you apply for a job. LinkedIn could even offer suggestions like taking a professional course or moving to Los Angeles to gain better odds.There’s also a “predicted date of achievement” for how long it would take to get the job offer, according to the patent filing.Talent business boostBecause it’s only a patent there’s no knowing whether success scores will be coming to LinkedIn any time soon. LinkedIn confirmed that the company was awarded a patent, but a spokeswoman reiterated that “patent acquisitions do not necessarily foreshadow new product innovations.”What the feedback for premium subscribers looks like today.For now, premium account holders can already see where they rank when they view a job posting based on their experience and company. That percentage only identifies where a person falls compared to other applicants, but not the likelihood of success or the weaknesses in an application.Offering recommendations, though, could boost part of LinkedIn’s talent business.The company bought Lynda.com, a site filled with online tutorials, and has been trying to turn it into a money maker for the company. Some things, like a move to LA to improve odds, are out of LinkedIn’s hands, but pushing its job training programs could easily fall into LinkedIn’s priorities. Next Article last_img read more

ATT Google Fiber Demands Government Favors

first_imgAT&T September 2, 2016 Tom Brant News reporter Next Article To hear AT&T tell it, Google Fiber has a long history of over-promising, under-delivering and threatening city governments. Image credit: Google via PC Mag In a strongly-worded memo posted to its website this week, AT&T accused Google’s Fiber division of seeking government favors and failing to follow through on its plans to offer high-speed broadband and wireless Internet.”Instead of playing by the same rules as everyone else building infrastructure, Google Fiber demands special treatment and indeed in some places is getting it, unfairly,” AT&T Vice President Joan Marsh wrote. She offered a list of several missteps since Google joined the ISP business nearly ten years ago as evidence that the tech company can’t deliver on its promises. Those missteps include the planned rollout of gigabits-per-second public Wi-Fi, which largely fizzled after Google announced it in 2007. The company is once again revisiting that proposal, though, as it seeks cheaper alternatives to installing fiber cables and other infrastructure.AT&T and other ISPs, of course, are facing the same challenges. But cooperation seems to be out of the question: AT&T is using lawsuits and other tactics to hinder Google Fiber’s expansion. Ultimatley, Marsh said her company is in a better position to invest in and deliver fiber-based broadband.”Between 2011 and 2015, while Google Fiber was cutting its teeth on fiber, AT&T invested over $140B in its network, building to over one million route miles of fiber globally and deploying ultra-high-speed fiber-fed GigaPower broadband services, reaching over a hundred cities,” she said.Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment on AT&T’s accusations. But notwithstanding their incendiary tone, they are well-timed: rumors have been flying in recent weeks that Google’s Fiber division is struggling. In addition to seeking cheaper wireless alternatives in its quest to serve 5 million customers by the end of the decade, it is reportedly cutting its staff in half as it looks to reduce costs. –sharescenter_img AT&T: Google Fiber Demands Government Favors Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Add to Queue Register Now » This story originally appeared on PCMag 2 min readlast_img read more

MarTech Interview with Agustin Esperon CoFounder at Wideo

first_img Agustin Esperon is the Co-Founder and Head of UX/Design at Wideo, an online platform that allows anyone without any previous video or animation knowledge to create video content and presentations easily and quickly. “Video content has changed the way that companies communicate and promote their products and services.” About AgustinAbout WideoAbout Agustin MarTech Interview Series Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start at Wideo?I’m one of the Co-Founders and Head of UX/Design. As a Graphic Designer and professional motion grapher, I’ve always been around technology. There is always a new tool or plug-in out there that you can use to get better results. Starting a few years ago, with the emergence of new technology startups and companies creating new products, I became interested in the human experience field: user experience and user interfaces.The real inspiration for Wideo came from my Co-Founder, Agu De Marco, who felt the pain we solve in his own business. He needed to create a promotional video for a landing page, but the options were very expensive or time consuming. Back in 2012 (before Wideo’s launch), this was a gap in the market to be filled. There wasn’t any tool or solution to attack this need. So he contacted me because of my experience creating explainer videos, and told me, “We have to create a very easy-to-use and affordable tool for video creation needs.”What is Wideo and how does it fit into a modern Video Marketing Technology stack?Wideo is an online platform that lets anyone without any previous video or animation knowledge to create video content and presentations easily and quickly. Users can create videos from nothing or edit more than 100 ready-made templates; it’s as easy as editing a Prezi or a PowerPoint document.Video content has changed the way that companies communicate and promote their products and services. Every social network has become much more video-friendly. This means that most Marketing Managers and Internal Communication Managers have had to start thinking about their strategies of promotion and communication through video. This change is happening because consumers prefer video as a format to consume information. Nobody has time, or wants to spend a lot of time, reading everything brands have to say or promote in a plain text. The most effective way to capture a consumer’s attention today is now video. This is because, among other reasons, our brain loves motion and multisensorial messages.Wideo allows small businesses and agencies that have low budgets to jump into this new communication paradigm without having to spend tons of money or time.Which businesses are fastest to adoption of Video platforms? How does it impact Branding and Marketing operations?Clearly those businesses with a strong online presence are those that are quickest to adapt to change, such as the surge in video marketing. In more traditional businesses it may take a bit more time; although, for example the real estate market, which is a traditional industry, is strongly adapting video as promotional content.Apart from Content and Social media branding, how can Companies better leverage Wideo for business?There are multiple applications companies find relevant to use Wideos in their daily activities. One is Internal Communications. With Wideo, companies can create more engaging content for their employees, such as weekly news or onboarding videos. They can create learning demo videos for internal and external end users. Wideo can also be used to create beautiful and eye-catching screen presentations to enrich courses, use at events, pitch investors, and much more.In terms of external communications, companies use Wideo mainly to explain their products or services on their landing pages, create promotional videos, and make demo videos to explain how their product works.Tell us more about your product roadmap for Video Marketing? Do you offer Live Streaming solutions? This year we prepared for our biggest challenge we had to face, which is the end of Flash, the technology on which we had based our first video editor.Having already overcome this challenge, we are now focusing on the incorporation of filmed video footage, which is a highly requested feature from our users. We will make it possible to add filmed videos into the video creation process and manipulate the footage as any other object. This will bring many more creative possibilities to our users, such as the ability to make an app screencast appear within the frame of a mobile device to show how the app works while the mobile device is animated. Many other tools let users import filmed videos without the ability to manipulate their sizes or animations. We hope to launch this feature by the end of June 2019.We will also start working on a unique, personalized video alternative by taking advantage of our experience in the industry. We are not currently offering live streaming solutions. Our users can share their videos from their Wideo profiles with our own video player or embed or download the videos to upload to any other website or social media network.What is the relation between Influencing and Brand Loyalty using Video?Our brain loves stories. Humans are emotional beings, and brand loyalty implies that your brand is recognized as the best or one of the best options for a certain need. As a brand, you should make that happen, influence your target audience, and get into their minds. Video is a great option for influence, because with audiovisual content, you’ll attract customer attention (brand awareness), stick out in customers mind (brand recall), and positively influence their perception of the brand’s quality and trustworthiness (brand association).Which brands have managed to successfully transform their brand influencer campaigns using your videos? Many brands have trusted Wideo to generate video content, such as Staples, Sprint, YPF, and OLX.Could you tell about your most outstanding digital campaigns?We are constantly doing ad tests with images versus ads with videos. We always achieve CTRs 4x better average with video than with just images. But, I must emphasize a campaign of retargeting that we did with video offering a special discount for those users who had tried to download their video but had not advanced (in order to download your videos you must subscribe to a plan). With this campaign we achieved a CTR 8x higher than the average of our ads.Which Marketing and Sales Automation tools and technologies do you currently use?We use Intercom to interact with our users through onboarding and nurturing campaigns. We also send special offers and announce new features with this tool. We use Unbounce to create Marketing or Product landing pages and also some of our lead generation landing pages and pop ups. We use Zendesk for customer support and to prospect and send special Sales opportunities to our Sales pipeline in HubSpot.What are your predictions on the most impactful disruptions in Video Creation technology for 2019-2020?I believe that video will continue to be the main communication format for marketers in any industry throughout 2019. Something that has been gaining strength in the world of video is using interactivity and personalized videos. These two trends will likely grow this year.What startups in the technology industry are you watching keenly right now? I’m currently advising Vegunit, a young startup that is creating a consciousness businesses map and a cryptocurrency to be used in a holistic circular economy (yoga and meditation lessons, healthy food and activities, and more). They are creating the MVP and have already received some investment.How do you prepare for an AI-centric world as a Business Leader?Currently, we use tools that include AI. Mainly, we use them in our lead qualification system for both Email Marketing campaigns and running ads on social networks or to improve the onboarding process for users. Every automated process in a SaaS company implies, to some degree, the use of AI. The new technology based on AI is very useful for the optimization of Sales and Marketing processes. We hope to contribute to this process of technological innovation with a powerful tool for automatic and personalized creation of videos. While we still have a long way to go in this field, I believe that the video together with AI will be powerful.How do you inspire your people to work with technology? We don’t really need to inspire our team members too much since they’re already technology fans and love to work on these kinds of products. Most of our team is made up of engineers who have been working in the technology space for many years. We all enjoy using, discovering, and creating tech solutions.One word that best describes how you work.MotivationWhat apps/software/tools can’t you live without?Google Mail, Drive, Docs, Insight Timer (for meditation), Waze, Kindle, Spotify, and Wideo, of course.What’s your smartest work related shortcut or productivity hack?I’ve learned to follow this statement from the book “THE ONE THING”: “What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”What are you currently reading?I’m reading two or three books at a time (very slowly when my kids and work give me some time) and exclusively in digital formats using Kindle. I think we shouldn’t waste trees on making paper anymore. Besides, this digital format gives me the opportunity to do a lot of meta-activities, looking up the meaning of words or finding more information about something I’m reading, highlighting, sharing quotes, etc.Right now I’m reading “The Science of Meditation” by Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson; “Elon Musk” biography by Ashlee Vance and “Mala leche” by Soledad BarrutiWhat’s the best advice you’ve ever received?Be with and aware of your present moment, that’s the only real thing that exists.Something you do better than others – the secret of your success?I try not to lose the “kid’s astonishment” or curiosity spirit that allows me to keep learning with humility. I recently read the book, “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” which encourages you to always think like a beginner instead of a master. That puts you in the best seat, which is the learner. When you’re a master, there is nothing left to learn, and for me, that would be the end.Also, I think I’m successful not because of a particular business achievement, but because I (and my entire team) have managed to be the owner of my time, which is the most valuable thing we have from my point of view.Tag the one person (or more) in the industry whose answers to these questions you would love to read:Elon Musk, Jason Fried, Hernan Botbol, and Agu De Marco.Thank you, Agustin! That was fun and hope to see you back on MarTech Series soon. About Wideocenter_img Wideo is an animated online video creation platform that allows you to create, edit, and share videos online for free. Choose (or upload) images, backgrounds, and music to use in order to create your own online video and share it with the world. Make explainer or demo videos, create educational videos, bring animated e-cards to life and lots more. 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New approach to tackling chronic inflammatory diseases

first_imgReviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Mar 1 2019An EU-funded project has developed new approaches to tackling chronic inflammatory diseases. These will be used to create precise and individualized treatment options, potentially leading to faster diagnosis, more effective treatments and even cures.Chronic inflammatory disease is causing an increasing medical and societal burden. Conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune conditions are estimated to affect 1 in 10 people in Europe. However, at present, the treatment options available are limited and ineffective, and there are no identified pathways to finding a cure.The EU-funded SYSCID project has developed an approach to create precise and individualized treatment options for patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. The aim is to enable biomarkers, or disease signatures, to be identified that indicate the presence of disease so that conditions can be diagnosed and treated quickly and effectively.Initially, this will provide precision medicine and personalized treatment options which can be adjusted to an individual patient’s specific condition. The approach will also help to determine the cause of conditions and the development of cures. The project, which ends in March 2022, is continuing to develop the approach.‘The project has revealed information about treatment options for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematodes,’ says project coordinator Philip Rosenstiel of Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel in Germany. ‘Initial studies into how disease affects the body’s cellular programming has improved our understanding of how some treatment options work.’Understanding the molecular levelInflammatory diseases manifest at different molecular layers within the body. SYSCID looks at disease at three of these: the epigenetic or gene expression level, the cell programming or transcriptional level, and the gut bacteria or microbiome level.Related StoriesResearch opens possibility of developing single-dose gene therapy for inherited arrhythmiasRevolutionary gene replacement surgery restores vision in patients with retinal degenerationGene modulation goes wireless hacking the “boss gene”The project set out to find core disease signatures in large datasets collected over time. Initial studies monitored over 300 patients undergoing first-time treatment for chronic inflammatory diseases.This has provided data on cellular programming that can be used to understand how cells influence gene expression. This information has already revealed that treatment with an antibody called vedolizumab modulates patients’ innate disease immunity.Reprogramming diseaseThe SYSCID project is following three distinct pathways to innovation. Specifically, it focuses on big-data analysis. Complex statistics and bioinformatics enable clinical details to be derived from the huge datasets collected from patients. This simplified information can be easily interpreted and understood by both clinicians and patients.Project researchers are also focusing on understanding disease at the single-cell level. This approach aims to enable the identification of biomarkers, easier diagnosis of chronic inflammatory diseases, and a predictive model of disease outcomes.The project is also hoping to understand the epigenetics – changes in genetic behavior – that govern the onset of inflammatory diseases. This could enable diseases to be cured by erasing, editing or reprogramming parts of a patient’s genome.‘SYCID will create a prediction framework for disease outcome and guide therapy decisions on an individual patient level,’ says Rosenstiel. ‘This will mean that the right therapy is chosen at the right time. The consortium is also targeting new therapy approaches to ‘reprogramme’ disease through epigenome editing. In this way, diseases will not only be managed but cured.’The project brings together experts from major scientific disciplines, such as genomics, with clinicians, gastroenterologists and rheumatologists from across Europe. These key players have set up collaborations to enable rapid progress.Source: http://ec.europa.eu/research/infocentre/printversion_en.cfm?id=/research/headlines/news/article_19_02_28-1_en.html?infocentre&item=Infocentre&artid=49931last_img read more