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    Inc. magazine today revealed that The Institute for Wealth Management is No. 4954 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

    DENVER (PRWEB) September 13, 2018

    Inc. magazine today revealed that The Institute for Wealth Management is No. 4954 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

    “We are honored to have, for the second time, earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 List,” says Matt Medeiros CEO of the Institute for Wealth Management, “We believe this achievement reflects our dedication to our clients, because our growth is directly tied to our clients’ growth.”

    Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

    Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

    “If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

    About Inc 5000 Methodology

    The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

    About The Institute for Wealth Management

    The Institute for Wealth Management, founded in 2003, hosts a growing team of experienced financial professionals. Its philosophy is based on managing risk first and returns second. “While we can’t control returns, we can attempt to effectively steer clear of unnecessary gambles,” Says CEO Matt Medeiros, “We’ve built our reputation on the ability to understand risk at its deepest levels.” The Inc. 5000 page for Institute for Wealth Management can be found at https://www.inc.com/profile/the-institute-for-wealth-management

    About Inc. Media

    Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    New partnership will allow Banyan to provide unattended retail and kiosk solutions using Ingenico’s payment technology

    ATLANTA (PRWEB) September 13, 2018

    Banyan Hills Technologies, an IoT company and provider of innovative software solutions, today announced that it has joined the Unattended Partner Program from Ingenico Group, a global leader in seamless payment solutions. The relationship allows merchants deploying unattended retail technology to use Banyan’s enterprise-level IoT (Internet of Things) platform along with the very latest payment solutions from Ingenico Group.

    It’s a combination that lets businesses modernize their payment options through a cloud-based solution that provides automation, data analysis and cost reductions capabilities.

    Unattended retail is rapidly becoming a way of life for much of the United States, according to a 2018 report on the PYMNTS.com website. The U.S. market grew from $533 million in 2013 to $717 million in 2016. It is expected to reach $1.07 billion in 2020.

    Merchants looking to provide customers with a more convenient way to pay and shop can enable automation through Banyan Hills Technologies’ CanopyTM IoT platform. Canopy was named to the Connected World 2018 IoT Innovations list. It provides a centralized view and visibility into payments and transactions to help merchants maximize profitability and reduce costs.

    “We’re thrilled to join the Unattended Partner program from Ingenico, a world-class leader in payment solutions,” said Steve Latham, CEO and founder of Banyan Hills Technologies. “Modernizing payments through IoT implementations extends how and when customers pay for goods and services. Our collaboration with Ingenico will allow Banyan to deliver merchants an end-to-end value for their payment and IoT strategy.”

    Ingenico runs the world’s largest payment acceptance network, delivering secure payment solutions with local, national and international scope. The company has been recognized as a trusted world-class partner for financial institutions and retailers, including some of the world’s best-known global brands.

    “The retail landscape is continuing to shift as more merchants focus on delivering a better customer experience – one that allows consumers to shop or make purchases how they want, where they want – and we see self-service playing a big role in this evolution,” said Bruce Rasmussen, director of sales, strategic verticals for Ingenico Group. “The data that Banyan Hills provides merchants who deploy unattended retail solutions is critical to maximizing their profitability, which is why we’re excited to have them join our Unattended Partner Program.”

    About Banyan Hills Technologies: About Banyan Hills Technologies: Banyan Hills Technologies (http://www.banyanhills.com) is an Internet of Things (IoT) company and a trusted partner for innovative software solutions. Canopy™ is Banyan’s IoT platform and the most advanced solution for monitoring and managing any network of connected endpoints including but not limited to self-serve kiosks, intelligent vending, digital signs and smart lockers. Banyan’s team of highly skilled engineers, talented UX/UI designers and industry experts help customers launch, scale and secure successful IoT implementations. Banyan’s deep industry knowledge and strong capabilities in machine learning, transaction management, communication protocols, payments, and predictive analytics help companies realize the full potential of their technology strategies. In 2018, the company ranked 1,203 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.

    Twitter: @banyanhills.com
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/banyan-hills-technologies
    YouTube: Banyan Hills Technologies
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/banyanhills/

    Contact Information:

    Erin Farrell Talbot
    Farrell Talbot Consulting
    Tel: (917) 232-9309
    Email: erin.farrell-talbot(at)banyanhills.com
    Twitter: @farrelltalbot
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    Lu Crowder joins Advanced Medical Reviews (AMR) as its new Clinical Quality Director. Crowder, hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, joins AMR in this newly formed position to further support and sustain AMR’s focus on high-quality independent medical review services.

    CULVER CITY, Calif. (PRWEB) September 13, 2018

    Lu Crowder joins Advanced Medical Reviews (AMR) as its new Clinical Quality Director. Crowder, hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, joins AMR in this newly formed position to further support and sustain AMR’s focus on high-quality independent medical review services. Megan Kaufman, General Manager of AMR, adds, “With a background in nursing, health care policy, and group health and disability services management, Lu possesses the leadership skills and knowledge base to further enhance AMR’s quality assurance measures. We are very excited to have her on our leadership team and look forward to her contributions!”

    As AMR’s Clinical Quality Director, Crowder leads the clinical QA department, managing a team of clinical services nurses. Providing support and training, implementing improvement strategies and ensuring AMR’s independent medical reviews meet and exceed clients’ expectations are top priorities for her position. Crowder’s career has primarily been on the client side of independent review services, allowing her a unique opportunity to bring a client perspective to AMR’s work.

    In starting a new career journey with AMR, Crowder is very excited to make a difference in people’s lives. “At AMR, we provide a service to our clients and their clients by bringing independent medical reviewers and scientifically validated reasoning to the health care payment and medical, disability and workers’ compensation services decision process,” says Crowder, “We are collectively successful (AMR, our clients and the beneficiaries of service) when our collaboration results in efficient and effective services.”

    From an early age, Crowder was intrigued by the limitless possibilities for medicine to help people. She has since used her nursing credentials to forge a career in health care policy and management, working in everything from HR and risk management to disability advocacy services and account management. Her past experience with independent medical reviews is something that she deeply values, and AMR’s belief statement, that we believe every patient should receive quality healthcare, aligns with her own professional values. “I’ve always felt a tremendous sense of responsibility and worked hard to deliver on my belief that all patients deserve quality care; that is nothing less than I would expect for my family or myself. Working in the corporate/payer side of healthcare for much of my career, I’ve learned to balance the perspectives of quality with the economics of healthcare decisions.”

    The hiring of Crowder accentuates AMR’s commitment to ensuring its services are grounded in the quality, security, and evidence-based medical guidelines and standards that its clients count on. More than a professional fit, Crowder is also a cultural fit with AMR’s staff, as many staff members share her passion for traveling and sports. A native Memphian, Crowder is a longtime season ticket holder to the local university football and basketball games, and she enjoys road trips, cruises, and flying to exciting destinations around the world.

    About Advanced Medical Reviews
    AMR delivers physician-led peer reviews to a diverse group of healthcare and legal organizations, including commercial plans, Medicare, and Medicaid. Our commitment is to provide clients with fully integrated, compliant, and cost-effective services emphasizing continuous quality improvement, innovation, and client satisfaction. At AMR, we believe every patient should receive quality healthcare.

    Connect: https://www.linkedin.com/company/advanced-medical-reviews.
    Follow: @Amr_reviews

    CONTACT:
    Jennifer Watkins, Marketing Manager
    Advanced Medical Reviews
    marketing(at)admere.com Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    More than 500 employers, researchers, and well-being experts will discuss the latest industry research, best practices, and innovative approaches to workplace well-being

    WACONIA, Minn. (PRWEB) September 13, 2018

    Building an effective workplace well-being program requires active engagement from executives and shift workers alike, yet there is no clear consensus about the best way to build a workplace culture that supports healthy decisions. The conversation about how to earn full participation will be the focus of HEROForum18, Oct. 2-4 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

    HERO (the Health Enhancement Research Organization) will draw approximately 500 employer leaders, corporate benefit professionals, and population health experts to the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa for discussions of best practices, new and emerging trends, case studies, and research designed to help innovative business leaders improve employee health, well-being, and performance during this year’s Forum.

    Keynote speakers and panelists at this year’s HERO Forum include:· Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout
    · Diana Han, MD, chief medical officer, GE Appliances
    · Shane Jackson, president, Jackson Healthcare
    · Jack Groppel, PhD, co-founder, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute
    · Jennifer Bruno, vice president of global health services, Johnson & Johnson
    · Gary Bennett, PhD, vice provost and professor, Duke University
    · Kate Wolin, ScD, FACSM, chief science officer, Interactive Health
    · Eric Langshur, co-founder and managing partner, Abundant Venture Partners
    · Seth Serxner, PhD, MPH, chief health officer and senior vice president, Optum
    · Marleece Barber, MD, MS, chief medical officer, Lockheed Martin
    · Betty-Jo Saenz, MBA, MPH, senior director, benefits, DHL
    · Kim Beck, senior benefits professional, LabCorp
    · Ron Goetzel, PhD, vice president of consulting and applied research, IBM Watson Health; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    · Julian Reif, PhD, assistant professor of finance and economics, University of Illinois; faculty research fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
    · Megan Amaya, PhD, CHES, assistant professor of clinical practice, director of health promotion and wellness, The Ohio State University
    · Kristi Rahrig-Jenkins, PhD, MPH, research program manager, MHealthy, University of Michigan
    · Vic Strecher, PhD, founder and CEO, JOOL Health
    · Kate O’Neill, tech humanist

    More than 90 additional speakers will provide expertise, share findings from recent research, explore the use of health and well-being best practices, and share real-world stories of program implementation and success during the HERO Forum18. The Forum also features a variety of fitness classes, and networking opportunities for attendees.

    The Forum will also host the presentation of the 2018 C. Everett Koop National Health Awards presented by The Health Project and the HERO Health and Well-Being Awards.

    Registration information and a complete list of speakers and activities are available at https://forum.hero-health.org/. Follow HERO Forum news and updates on Twitter at #HEROForum18.

    For more information:
    Barbara Tabor, HERO / (+1 651-450-1342) / barbara@taborpr.com

    About HERO – Based in Waconia, MN, HERO (the Health Enhancement Research Organization) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation that was established in 1997. HERO is dedicated to identifying and sharing best practices that improve the health and well-being of employees, their families and communities. To learn more, visit http://www.hero-health.org. Follow us on Twitter @heroehm, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    According to the report, global medical display market was valued at approximately USD 1.8 billion in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 2.5 billion by end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 4.5% between 2018 and 2024.

    New York, NY, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Market Research has published a new report titled *“Global Medical Display Market by Technology (OLED, CCFL-Backlit LCD, and LED-Backlit LCD), by Display Color (Monochrome Displays and Color Displays), and by Resolution (Up to 2mp Resolution, 2.1–4mp Resolution, 4.1–8mp Resolution, and above 8mp Resolution), by Panel Size (Under-22.9-Inch, 23.0–26.9-Inch, 27.0–41.9-Inch, and Above-42-Inch), and by Application (Surgical, Diagnostic, Dentistry, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2017 – 2024”*. According to the report, global medical display market was valued at approximately USD 1.8 billion in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 2.5 billion by end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 4.5% between 2018 and 2024.

    Dependability on the display system in the medical industry along with trending advancement in the display screens according to the changing needs of the industry is estimated to accelerate the growth of medical display market in the forecast period.

    *Browse through 88 Tables & 38 Figures spread over 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Medical Display Market Size & Share 2017: Industry Type, Trends, Growth, Segments Analysis and Forecast, 2024”.*

    *Request Free Sample Report of Global Medical Display Market Report @* https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/sample/medical-display-market

    The medical display market is primarily driven by its significant characteristics which include quality screening, enhanced productivity, reduced diagnostic errors, and précised pointing. Additionally, the medical display market is driven by the adoption of minimum invasion techniques which requires high-resolution screening. Moreover, improved features of the medical display services such as better luminance, high-resolution, and high contrast ratios have boosted the demand for medical display market. However, the high cost of the display is acting as a restraint for medical display and may affect its growth in the long term. Nonetheless, the growing demand for diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound, X-ray, medical resonance imaging, etc. and significant investment by the government in the medical display to provide more advanced & improved version of the system across the globe are likely to disclose the new avenues for the market.

    The global medical display market is divided into its technology, display color, resolution, panel size, and application. On the basis of the technology, the medical display market is divided into OLEDs, CCFL-backlit LCD, and LED-backlit LCD. LED-backlit LCD segment is estimated to cover the largest market value because of its prominent characteristics to deliver high-quality images. 

    *Download Free Report PDF Brochure: *https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/requestbrochure/medical-display-market

    Based on display color, the medical display market is segmented into monochrome displays and color displays. Color display segment accounted for the largest market value share in the global market.

    On the basis of the resolution, the medical display market is segmented as above 8mp resolution, 4.1–8mp resolution, 2.1–4mp resolution, and up to the 2mp resolution.

    Based on panel size, the medical display market is segmented as above-42-inch, 27.0–41.9-inch, 23.0–26.9-inch, and under-22.9-inch.

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    On the basis of the application, the medical display market is divided into surgical, diagnostic, dentistry, and others.

    In the medical display market, North America is by far the leading region and is further anticipated to grow over the upcoming years. By country, the U.S. is expected to cover a prominent market value share in North America medical display market. Increasing adoption of hybrid operating rooms along with the short duration of replacement cycle is supporting the growth of medical display market in North America.

    Browse the full* "Global Medical Display Market by Technology (OLED, CCFL-Backlit LCD, and LED-Backlit LCD), by Display Color (Monochrome Displays and Color Displays), and by Resolution (Up to 2mp Resolution, 2.1–4mp Resolution, 4.1–8mp Resolution, and above 8mp Resolution), by Panel Size (Under-22.9-Inch, 23.0–26.9-Inch, 27.0–41.9-Inch, and Above-42-Inch), and by Application (Surgical, Diagnostic, Dentistry, and Others): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2017 – 2024"* report at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/report/medical-display-market

    North America is anticipated to be followed by Europe and is expected to show a significant growth in the near future. This growth in the medical display market is mainly driven by the increasing demand for a precise and quality diagnosis and reduced diagnostic errors.

    Asia Pacific is expected to accelerate with a prominent CAGR over the near future. Developed & developing countries of the Asia Pacific such as China, India, and Japan is expected to show significant growth in the medical display market. Growth in Asia Pacific market is supported by the rising number of diagnostic centers and adoption of minimum invasion techniques.

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    The Middle East & Africa region is expected to witness low to moderate growth rate due to the lack of accessibility to the medical display mainly because of low per capita income and lack of awareness. Moreover, Latin America is a prominent region witnessing the significant growth in the medical display market.

    Some of the key players in the medical display market include among Novanta, LG Display, Sony, Eizo, Barco, Jusha Medical, Steris, Quest International, Advantech, FSN, Siemens, and others.

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    *This report segments the global medical display market as follows:*

    *Global Medical Display Market: By Technology*

    · OLED
    · CCFL-Backlit LCD 
    · LED-Backlit LCD

    *Global Medical Display Market: By Display Color*

    · Monochrome Displays
    · Color Displays

    *Global Medical Display Market: By Resolution*

    · Up to 2mp Resolution
    · 2.1–4mp Resolution
    · 4.1–8mp Resolution
    · Above 8mp Resolution

    *Global Medical Display Market: By Panel Size*

    · Under-22.9-Inch 
    · 23.0–26.9-Inch 
    · 27.0–41.9-Inch
    · Above-42-Inch

    *Global Medical Display Market: By Application*

    · Surgical
    · Diagnostic
    · Dentistry
    · Others

    *Global Medical Display Market: By Region*

    · North America

    · The U.S.

    · Europe

    · UK
    · France
    · Germany

    · Asia Pacific

    · China
    · Japan
    · India

    · Latin America

    · Brazil

    · The Middle East and Africa

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    Report Highlights Key Industry Findings, Best Practices, Guidelines and More to Support Successful Implementation of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Software

    TORONTO, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vena Solutions, the fastest growing provider of cloud-based financial planning and analysis (FP&A) software, today announced the availability of “Beyond the Sale: Successfully Implementing FP&A Software,”’ a new research report developed in collaboration with CFO Research Services. Along with new survey findings, the report includes best practices, checklists and case studies to help finance professionals succeed when implementing new FP&A software.“Just as important as selecting the right Financial Planning and Analysis software for your business is ensuring it’s implemented properly, yet there are surprisingly few resources on what makes an implementation succeed,” said Rishi Grover, chief solutions architect of Vena Solutions. “Vena is proud to offer this report, based both on quantitative research and insights from subject matter experts, to fill a vital, unmet need in helping organizations make the most of their FP&A software.”

    Today’s leading FP&A software systems allow CFOs and their finance teams to automate, accelerate and streamline processes, including budgeting, planning and reporting. They offer deep visibility into the drivers of business performance, and the analytics to predict future performance under varying business scenarios. When implemented successfully, FP&A software can help shape the future of an entire organization.

    The report reveals, however, that many organizations have yet to adopt practices proven to drive successful software implementation. Key findings from the CFO Research survey of U.S. finance executives include:

    · Nearly three in 10 organizations (29%) do not establish and use clear metrics to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the financial software they adopt, making it nearly impossible to determine the software’s success with certainty or objectivity.· The same number forego a phased approach to financial software implementation, minimizing early opportunities to demonstrate the value of the software – and the finance department – to management and other stakeholders.· Nearly two in 10 organizations (17%) do not make the end-user experience a critical factor in selecting and implementing new enterprise financial software, in spite of the make-or-break role it plays in maximizing software adoption.· Three out of 10 say their organizations do not consider it very important to integrate their FP&A software not only with financial but also nonfinancial data sources, hampering their ability to perform company-wide, integrated business planning.

    “Even more valuable than the state of implementation practices today, the report also includes a detailed implementation checklist, vendor questionnaire and other best practices proven effective by subject matter experts and successful implementation experiences of hundreds of Vena customers,” added Grover.

    Key steps include: identifying all roles, responsibilities and expectations from the outset, breaking the process into manageable phases, and using a collaborative approach between customers and vendors. Also critical to the success of the implementation, the software – and ultimately the business itself – is ensuring end-user involvement throughout the process.

    “Make sure everyone has a seat that the table to at least discuss their needs and make sure there is buy-in,” Marcus Huffer, IT senior director at Mill Creek Residential, said in the report. “Even if people aren’t necessarily going to be using the model today, it’s good that they know what’s going on. Because once you begin to realize the value in the product, everyone is going to want to use it.”

    By following the tips and practices in the CFO Research report and guide, organizations can achieve true success in their FP&A initiatives. To download a free copy, visit:
    https://content.venasolutions.com/cfo-playbook/beyond-the-sale-successfully-implementing-fp-a-software

    Uniquely embracing Excel to automate financial processes, such as budgeting, planning, forecasting and reporting, Vena offers an enterprise-grade FP&A solution with features including workflow, data management and a centralized cloud database. Unlike traditional solutions that try to replace Excel with rigid, hard-to-use software, Vena is recognized by customers and analysts alike as the easiest way to get trusted numbers and insights – fast.

    *For more information visit:*

    · Vena’s Website
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    · Vena’s Blog: The CFO Playbook

    *About Vena Solutions*
    Vena Solutions redefines how medium and large companies manage their budgeting, planning and forecasting. Vena provides a cloud-based financial planning and analysis (FP&A) solution that combines Excel with a centralized database, sophisticated workflow, powerful reporting and advanced analytics. Almost 500 of the world’s best companies use Vena to get trusted insights that drive faster, smarter business decisions. Vena is the fastest growing company in its sector and recognized leader in customer satisfaction and product usability. Visit us at https://www.venasolutions.com/.

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    BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, has just released its Top Ten Dining Trends for 2019. The trends were observed by Benchmark’s executive chefs and culinary experts at the company’s 80 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants coast to coast, off shore and in Europe.

    HOUSTON (PRWEB) September 13, 2018

    BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, with three distinctive brand portfolios, including Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, Gemstone Collection and the London-based etc.venues, has just released its Top Ten Dining Trends for 2019. The trends were observed by Benchmark’s executive chefs and culinary experts at the company’s 80 luxury hotels, resorts and restaurants coast to coast, off shore and in Europe.

    “Food and Beverage is an ever-evolving realm of experiences,” says Patrick Berwald, Benchmark’s vice president food and beverage. “The opportunity for us is not only to be ahead of the trend but to understand who tomorrow’s customer will be, what fulfills their needs and how our properties can be ready to meet that demand.”

    2019 Dining Trend #1

    The Tea Party. While three cups of tea are consumed worldwide for every cup of coffee, here in the U.S. coffee drinkers are dramatically becoming cuppa fans. This is not a new trend, but what is new is how people are beginning to think of tea with the same reverence as coffee due to its many varieties, applications and benefits. One’s local coffee roaster may soon have a new neighbor in the form of a “tea bar”. Craft tea blending, nitro tea on tap and even tea cocktails will start to proliferate on Main Street.

    2019 Dining Trend #2

    Meat Lovers. Not yet available to buy commercially, heme (from the Greek word for 'blood') is at the cutting edge of food science and is a possible stepping stone to a more environmentally sustainable meat and protein alternative. Tech-food companies are using it to bring a meaty quality to their wheat and potato protein burger with the “bloodiness” of meat cooked rare. Not to worry, if you still enjoy good old-fashioned beef – select steak restaurants will be expanding their repertoire to include new cuts like Vegas Strip steak (from the shoulder area), merlot cut (from the heel) and bavette (the bottom part of sirloin known as flap meat).

    2019 Dining Trend #3

    Fermented. Big brand kombucha (fermented tea) has cemented itself in the new age of alternative beverages, but consumers will soon see various styles of home-grown kombucha coming out of boutique/lifestyle hotels and chef-driven, trendy eateries. Further to the fermented craze, these same businesses will expand their line to include more kimchi, pickles, sauerkraut, tempeh, kefir, but also carrots and cream, and many other foods fermented, cooked and offered to customers. All with the focus on consuming the least processed food possible - increasing probiotics to improve the immune system.

    2019 Dining Trend #4

    Tastes like Crickets! As food costs continue to rise, chefs are looking for new sources of protein. Insects appear more and more as a sensible choice on many levels. They exist in large quantities and can be found everywhere. In fact, 80% of the world consumes insects – low in fat and 3-4 times as much protein as beef, insect powders can enhance your cocktails and even cricket flour can be used to make breads and pastries. Their products will soon flood the shelves of grocery stores and restaurants alike.

    2019 Dining Trend #5

    Farm to Table 2.0. One trend that has been in the works for some time now, of course, is the farm to table movement. It has recently taken a brand-new path and that is the chef/farmer movement of custom farming in regard to specifying what seeds are being planted for new menu development. Benchmark’s Willows Lodge has partnered with a farm in their valley, which is helping to cultivate a new type of a relationship that will change the way each supports the other to sustain farming inside their community, ultimately, saving the small, sustainable farms for generations to come.

    2019 Dining Trend #6

    Are You In or Out? In an age of online and mobile food-ordering services, diners have moved away from eateries to placing more value on being home-bound and the convenience of delivery. However, we project that diners will stop unwrapping their plastic packages of cutlery and again recognize that restaurant dining offers more compelling and satisfying experiences, which truly nurtures the soul. Whether it is celebrity spotting, educating your taste buds on adventurous cuisine or building relationships in social atmospheres – outside eateries offer all things you just can’t get at home.

    2019 Dining Trend #7

    The Vegetarian Factor. What was once seen as the random individual that a restaurant chef or an event manager had to appease, now has become more than a minority in the way chef’s approach menu offerings. With today’s diners increasingly aware of their “macro diets” combined with culinarians applying unique and creative takes on mom’s succotash, menus will soon see a large portion dedicated to vegetarians and what is plant-based and coming from the ground. Dishes are even becoming vegetable focused, with proteins as the complement. Even vegetarian tasting menus are quickly becoming the staple in many accredited establishments.

    2019 Dining Trend #8

    Food & The Greater Good. The Food & Beverage and hospitality industries are no strangers to supporting the hungry and less fortunate - from children to shut-ins. However, with a global focus on the natural disasters humanity faces – the collective culinary community is starting to put their food where their mouth is and put greater efforts behind charities that provide sustainable support. Chefs are beginning to make more meaningful connections around food – less about social media and more about that they take on the deeper issues and how food is involved.

    2019 Dining Trend #9

    Substitutions Please. Chefs are ready for a remix of the typical ingredients diners have become all too familiar with. Citrus is a widely used component in many dishes and libations, but soon we will see regular cameos by unique and eclectic relatives to the lime and lemon - citron, cumquat and shaddock. Kale has outlived its welcome and will soon be replaced by such wild weeds as sorrel, dandelion greens and amaranth. Finally, put away the honey and agave as life will become a bit sweeter with derivatives from sources like carrot, sweet potato, golden beet, butternut squash and corn.

    2019 Dining Trend #10

    Dietitian, the New Celebrity Chef. Culinarians speak about healthy eating, but this is far from nutrition, which is much more rooted in the science of food. Professional dietitians will rank alongside celebrity chefs--as the benefits of understanding nutrition combined with leveraging technology will allow consumers to personalize their food experiences. Consumers will begin to craft personal portion sizing relative to their dietary and nutritional needs. The convergence of mobile and Internet technologies will allow providers and core consumers to have access to personal dietary requirements at restaurants, retail locations and quick-service eateries. Personally-assigned nutrition will become commonplace and a major influence on diet.

    About BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company.

    BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, is a leader in the development, management, and marketing of independent, soft branded, and experiential hard branded resorts, hotels, and conference centers. In addition to the company’s award-winning full service Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, its lifestyle and luxury Gemstone Collection, and its industry-leading Benchmark Conference Center division, etc.venues is a leading provider of contemporary city centre venues for meetings, signature events, and conferences. BENCHMARK’s combined portfolio features more than 80 unique projects across three continents. The company is passionately committed to delivering personal, inspiring, and memory-making experiences, driving total revenue and profitability, and cultivating an award winning, “Be The Difference” culture for all its employees. BENCHMARK, is based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, with offices in London, England; Miami, Florida; Park City, Utah; Scottsdale, Arizona; New Brunswick, New Jersey; Seattle, Washington; and Tokyo, Japan. http://www.benchmarkglobalhospitality.com To become a fan on Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/BenchmarkResortsandHotels, http://www.facebook.com/GemstoneHotelCollection. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/BenchmarkHotels, http://www.twitter.com/GemstoneHotels , on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/benchmarkresortsandhotels, http://www.instagram.com/gemstonehotels, and on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/benchmarkhotels/gemstone-hotels. At LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/company/benchmark-a-global-hospitality-company/ Reported by PRWeb 5 hours ago.

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    Vendors selected for the “Cool Vendor” report apply emerging technologies such as AI to help automate and optimize the P2P process

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Upwork, the largest global freelancing website, today announced it has been recognized as a Cool Vendor in Gartner’s August 2018 Cool Vendors in Procure-to-Pay Applications report.Gartner’s research recognizes vendors and interesting products and services that help procurement work more efficiently. The report states, “To keep pace with the rapidly changing needs of a digital business, application leaders for finance and procurement must be able to help procurement work more efficiently and scale quickly.” The Cool Vendors included in this year’s report, “offer unique and innovative solutions for leveraging AI to augment complex tasks.”

    “We’re honored to be included in the Cool Vendors report by Gartner,” said Stephane Kasriel, CEO of Upwork. “Our mission is to create economic opportunity so people have better lives. We are fulfilling this mission by empowering people to work without limits by leveraging emerging technologies, like AI, which remove time and location restraints. The smartest companies are sourcing highly skilled talent more flexibly online. Leveraging technology like our advanced matching algorithms, which uses data science and machine learning to match companies and talent, procurement leaders gain insights into which freelancers will perform best for any given job. As a result, hiring managers see better candidates earlier on in the process, filling projects as much as 10x faster than the traditional 30 day average for employment.”

    *Disclaimer:*
    Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    *About Upwork*
    Upwork is the largest global freelancing website. It enables businesses to find and work with highly skilled freelancers. As an increasingly connected and independent workforce goes online, knowledge work—like software, shopping and content before it—is shifting online as well. This shift is making it easier for clients to connect and work with talent in near real-time and is freeing professionals everywhere from having to work at a set time and place. Our company’s mission is to create economic opportunities so people have better lives.

    Upwork is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices in San Francisco and Chicago. For more information, visit our website at www.upwork.com, join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- *Blue Sky Uranium Corp. *(TSX-V: BSK, FSE: MAL2; OTC: BKUCF)*, "Blue Sky" or the "Company")* is pleased to announce that Guillermo Pensado, Vice President of Exploration, received the “Explorer of the Year” Nivaldo Rojas Award at the 2018 Argentina Mining conference last week.  Nominees for the award are put forth and voted on by members of the exploration and mining community attending the annual conference, which is the premium international event of the Argentinean mining sector.

    “On behalf of Blue Sky and our shareholders, I am very proud of Guillermo’s distinguished recognition,” stated Nikolaos Cacos, President and CEO. “We have always believed in attracting top talent for Blue Sky, and this much deserved award highlights our exceptional technical team.”

    Mr. Pensado is a professional economic geologist with more than two decades of expertise in the mineral exploration industry, with particular emphasis on uranium. He has extensive experience in exploration and economic project assessment in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, USA and Canada, mainly focused in uranium, precious metals and copper deposits.   Mr. Pensado has led the exploration program at Blue Sky’s Amarillo Grande project since 2016.

    *About the Amarillo Grande Project*
    The Company's 100% owned Amarillo Grande Uranium-Vanadium Project in Rio Negro Province, Argentina is a new uranium district controlled by Blue Sky. The Project includes several major target areas over a 145-kilometre trend, with uranium and vanadium mineralization in loosely consolidated sandstones and conglomerates, at or near surface. The area is flat-lying, semi-arid and accessible year-round, with nearby rail, power and port access. The Company’s strategy includes delineating resources at multiple areas for which a central processing facility could consolidate production. The Ivana deposit is the cornerstone of the Project and the first area to have a NI 43-101 Inferred Resource estimate, which includes 23.9 million tonnes averaging 0.036% U[3][8] and 0.019% V[2]O[5], containing 19.1 million pounds of U[3]O[8] and 10.2 million pounds of V[2]O[5], at a 100 ppm uranium cut-off (Thorson et al., April 18^th 2018 filed on SEDAR).

    Mineralization at Amarillo Grande has characteristics of sandstone-type and surficial-type uranium-vanadium deposits. The sandstone-type mineralization is related to a braided fluvial system and indicates the potential for a district-size system. In the surficial-type deposits, carnotite mineralization coats loosely consolidated pebbles, and is amenable to leaching and simple upgrading.

    The near-surface mineralization, ability to locally upgrade, amenability to leaching and central processing possibility suggest a potentially low-cost development scenario for a future deposit.

    For additional details on the project and properties, please see the Company’s website: www.blueskyuranium.com.

    *About Blue Sky Uranium Corp.*

    Blue Sky Uranium Corp. is a leader in uranium discovery in Argentina. The Company's objective is to deliver exceptional returns to shareholders by rapidly advancing a portfolio of surficial uranium deposits into low-cost producers. Blue Sky has the exclusive right to over 450,000 hectares of property in two provinces in Argentina. The Company’s flagship Amarillo Grande Project was an in-house discovery of a new district that has the potential to be both a leading domestic supplier of uranium to the growing Argentine market and a new international market supplier. The Company is a member of the Grosso Group, a resource management group that has pioneered exploration in Argentina since 1993.

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    “Nikolaos Cacos”
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    Nikolaos Cacos, President, CEO and Director

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    This news release may contain forward-looking statements including but not limited to comments regarding the timing and content of upcoming work programs, geological interpretations, receipt of property titles, potential mineral recovery processes, etc. Forward-looking statements address future events and conditions and therefore involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those currently anticipated in such statements. Readers are encouraged to refer to the Company's public disclosure documents for a more detailed discussion of factors that may impact expected future results. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.   We advise U.S. investors that the SEC's mining guidelines strictly prohibit information of this type in documents filed with the SEC. U.S. investors are cautioned that mineral deposits on adjacent properties are not indicative of mineral deposits on our properties.  Reported by GlobeNewswire 4 hours ago.

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    According to the report, global multiplex biomarker imaging market was valued at approximately USD 265.9 million in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 608.2 million by end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 12.3% between 2018 and 2024.

    New York, NY, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zion Market Research has published a new report titled *“Multiplex Biomarker Imaging Market by Application (Drug Safety, Oncology Studies, and Genetic Characterization Studies), by Imaging Techniques (Immuno Fluorescence (IF) Assay, Tissue Microarray (TMA) Assay, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Assay, Fluorescent in the Situ Hybridization (FISH) Assay, and Toponome Imaging System (TIS)), and by End-User (Research Institutes Government & Private, Clinical Labs, and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2017 – 2024”*. According to the report, global multiplex biomarker imaging market was valued at approximately USD 265.9 million in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 608.2 million by end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of around 12.3% between 2018 and 2024.

    Increasing demand for analysis of the diseases and imaging has accelerated the growth of the multiplex biomarker imaging market over the estimated time.

    *Browse through 54 Tables & 28 Figures spread over 110 Pages and in-depth TOC on “Global Multiplex Biomarker Imaging Market Size, Share and Forecast, 2017 – 2024”.*

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    The multiplex biomarker imaging market is mainly driven by its prominent characteristics such as cost-effectiveness and better analysis features which include the analysis of thousands of tissues in a single turn. Furthermore, the multiplex biomarker imaging market is driven by the upsurge demand for clinical diagnostics due to the invasion of chronic diseases. The multiplex biomarker imaging is a significant tool as they provide the expression of appropriate targetable surface markers, hemoglobin status, detection of exact tumor location, documentation of drug delivery, the presence of apoptosis, etc. However, the complex process and the ethical issues involved along with the stringent policies of the government are acting as the restraint for the multiplex biomarker imaging market and may affect its growth in the long term. Nonetheless, reagent has significant potential for the anticancer drug discovery by detecting the proteins that are prominent for regulating protein networks, which is likely to disclose the new avenues for the market.

    Global multiplex biomarker imaging market is divided into its application, imaging techniques, and end-user. On the basis of the application, the market is divided into drug safety, oncology studies, and genetic characterization studies. 

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    Based on imaging techniques multiplex biomarker imaging market is categorized into immunofluorescence (IF) assay, tissue microarray (TMA) assay, immunohistochemistry (IHC) assay, fluorescent in the situ hybridization (FISH) assay, and toponome imaging system (TIS). 

    On the basis of the end user, the multiplex biomarker imaging market is segregated as research institutes government & private, clinical labs, and pharmaceutical & biotechnology.

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    In the multiplex biomarker imaging market, North America is anticipated to hold the prominent market value share over the forecast period. The U.S. is by far the leading multiplex biomarker imaging market by country in North America. The U.S. market is anticipated to grow with significant CAGR over the near future. Increasing cancer cases is supporting the growth of multiplex biomarker imaging market in North America.

    North America is anticipated to be followed by Europe and is expected to show a significant growth in the near future. This growth is mainly driven by the upsurge need of the reagent which provides significant & cost-effective analysis of diseases. Increasing cases of chronic diseases are increasing the demand for the multiplex biomarker imaging market.

    Browse the full *"Multiplex Biomarker Imaging Market by Application (Drug Safety, Oncology Studies, and Genetic Characterization Studies), by Imaging Techniques (Immuno Fluorescence (IF) Assay, Tissue Microarray (TMA) Assay, Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Assay, Fluorescent in the Situ Hybridization (FISH) Assay, and Toponome Imaging System (TIS)), and by End-User (Research Institutes Government & Private, Clinical Labs, and Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2017 – 2024" *report at https://www.zionmarketresearch.com/report/multiplex-biomarker-imaging-market

    The Asia Pacific is expected to witness the highest growth rate in the near future. Developing and developed countries of Asia Pacific, such as India, China, and Japan is expected to show a significant growth in the multiplex biomarker imaging market. Growth in the Asia Pacific market is supported by the large patient pool suffering from chronic diseases and the on-going researches for their base treatment.

    The Middle East & Africa region is anticipated to register low to moderate growth rate due to low per capita income which results in the lack of accessibility to the multiplex biomarker imaging. Latin America is another prominent region witnessing the moderate growth in multiplex biomarker imaging market.

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    Some of the key players in multiplex biomarker imaging market include Thermo Fisher Scientific, PerkinElmer Inc., Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., Abcam Plc., US Biomax Inc., Merck KGaA, ToposNomos Ltd., MicroConstants, Inc., Aushon BioSystems Ltd., Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH, Illumina Inc., and others.

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    *This report segments the global multiplex biomarker imaging market as follows:*

    *Global Multiplex Biomarker Imaging Market: By Application*

    · Drug Safety
    · Oncology Studies
    · Genetic Characterization Studies

    *Global Multiplex Biomarker Imaging Market: By Imaging Techniques*

    · Immuno Fluorescence (IF) Assay
    · Tissue Microarray (TMA) Assay
    · Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Assay
    · Fluorescent in the Situ Hybridization (FISH) Assay
    · Toponome Imaging System (TIS)

    *Global Multiplex Biomarker Imaging Market: By End-User*

    · Research Institutes Government & Private
    · Clinical Labs
    · Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology

    *Global Multiplex Biomarker Imaging Market: By Region*

    · North America

    · The U.S.

    · Europe

    · UK
    · France
    · Germany

    · Asia Pacific

    · China
    · Japan
    · India

    · Latin America

    · Brazil

    · The Middle East and Africa

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    Pressure BioSciences Announces Commercial Release of the HUB880 Explorer *Ultra High-Pressure Instrument Expected to Enhance the Science and Commercial Applications of **High Pressure Processing Studies for Food Quality and Safety; **Results Expected to Guide Development of the Company's Ultra Shear Technology Platform*

    *SOUTH EASTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / September 13, 2018 / *Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company"), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the worldwide life sciences industry, today announced the sale of the first two instruments from its newest line of high-pressure based instrument systems, the HUB880 Explorer.

    Dr. Nate Lawrence, PBI's Vice President of Marketing and Sales, said: "We are delighted that the first customer for our new HUB880 Explorer system is one of Japan's leading research institutes conducting research and development on agriculture and food. The institute's goal is to increase the productivity and safety of agriculture and food, while reducing production costs. We expect the institute to use the HUB880 Explorer to study the effects of high pressure on food processing and on a number of foodborne pathogens."

    Dr. Lawrence continued: "We are equally pleased that the second system was recently purchased by the Public Health Microbiology Laboratory ("PHM Laboratory") at Tennessee State University ("TSU"). The PHM Laboratory's goal is to conduct research to better understand environmental and enteric pathogens and spoilage organisms. The PHM Laboratory is studying the effects of high-pressure processing ("HPP") on several of the more prevalent foodborne pathogens, including E. coli, Listeria, and Salmonella."

    According to information on the PHM Laboratory website, foodborne diseases cost an estimated 420,000 lives every year around the globe and are collectively responsible for the loss of over 33 million years of healthy living annually. Additionally, one out of six Americans experiences illnesses from these pathogens every year, leading to about 128,000 hospitalizations and over 3,000 deaths annually.

    Dr. Aliyar Fouladkhah is an Assistant Professor at TSU and Director of the PHM Laboratory. He and his team have used PBI's pressure-based instruments for several years, during which time they have generated multiple publications related to foodborne pathogens, food quality and safety. Dr. Fouladkhah said: "I am really proud to know that, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the progress food scientists have made in the development of safer and healthier foods has been one of the top 10 public health achievements of the 20^th century. It is unequivocally clear to me that the food science community will require extensive innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies for years to come. High-pressure processing is one such technology. Ultra Shear Technology ("UST") may be another."

    Dr. Lawrence added: "Our collaboration with Dr. Fouladkhah and the PHML team has been very fruitful. Their publications using PBI's pressure-based systems have been impactful and well received, especially in the foodborne disease area. With its ability to reach higher pressure levels and accept larger sample sizes, we believe the new HUB880 Explorer will enable scientists at public health, food science, microbiology, agriculture, and other such research laboratories, as well as scientists involved in food processing technologies like HPP, to study the mechanisms by which pressure inactivates food pathogens and spoilage organisms, which should lead to improvements in the HPP area, and to safer food. Because of this, we believe the HUB880 Explorer has the potential to add significantly to our revenue base in the foreseeable future."

    Richard T. Schumacher, President and CEO of PBI, said: "PBI is expanding its efforts and commitment into two very different but related areas of the very large food equipment industry: (i) laboratory-scale, high-pressure based research instruments (e.g., the HUB880 Explorer) to help scientists better understand the mechanisms by which high pressure can inactivate foodborne pathogens and spoilage organisms, which in turn should improve the processing of food, resulting in safer and higher quality food for consumers worldwide, and (ii) Ultra Shear Technology, a scalable food processing method that can address the limitations of using HPP for food, such as batch mode processing only, high cost, poor results on low acid foods, and a requirement for post-processed food to be refrigerated. This entry into the food equipment market is highly complementary to our existing presence in the life sciences tools industry, as it provides exciting new opportunities for growth by using the technical, scientific, and operational expertise we acquired while working on our cutting-edge biological sample preparation equipment."

    Mr. Schumacher concluded: "We recently released news on our patented Ultra Shear Technology platform, which combines high pressure with intense shear forces, while minimizing exposure to damaging elevated temperatures. We also announced the award of close to $1 million dollars from the USDA to Ohio State University to fund the development of the UST platform, of which we will receive $318,000 for the design, development, and manufacture of the initial prototypes of the bench-top and floor model UST instruments. We believe UST can be used to process healthy, nutritious, great tasting beverages and liquid foods, with extended shelf-lives but no chemical additives. We also believe that UST can play a significant role in other very large market segments, such as pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, cosmetics, paints, and industrial lubricants."

    *About Pressure BioSciences, Inc. *

    Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) is a leader in the development and sale of innovative, broadly enabling, pressure-based solutions for the worldwide life sciences industry. Our products are based on the unique properties of both constant (i.e., static) and alternating (i.e., pressure cycling technology, or "PCT") hydrostatic pressure. PCT is a patented enabling technology platform that uses alternating cycles of hydrostatic pressure between ambient and ultra-high levels to safely and reproducibly control bio-molecular interactions (e.g., cell lysis, biomolecule extraction). Our primary focus is in the development of PCT-based products for biomarker and target discovery, drug design and development, biotherapeutics characterization and quality control, soil & plant biology, forensics, and counter-bioterror applications. Additionally, PBIO is actively expanding the use of our pressure-based technologies in the following areas: (1) the use of our recently acquired PreEMT technology from BaroFold, Inc. to allow entry into the biologics contract research services sector, and (2) the use of our recently-patented, scalable, high-efficiency, pressure-based Ultra Shear Technology ("UST") platform to (i) create stable nanoemulsions of otherwise immiscible fluids (e.g., oils and water) and to (ii) prepare higher quality, homogenized, extended shelf-life or room temperature stable low-acid liquid foods that cannot be effectively preserved using existing non-thermal technologies.

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    Software provides continuously improving insights to boost KW’s data and AI advantage

    AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CognitiveScale, the leader in augmented intelligence software and Responsible AI, announced that Keller Williams (KW), the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count, has selected Cortex5, CognitiveScale’s AI software, to enhance its own Keller Cloud and AI platform with more AI-based predictive decision support and learning capabilities.The partnership will also allow the real estate franchise to increase the pace of R&D and add significant value into its proprietary next-gen agent and consumer smart apps. Focused on providing the best agent-driven consumer experience, Keller Williams is currently applying its proprietary artificial intelligence, Kelle, to a range of existing and emerging products, domains, and tools in development.

    Austin, Texas-based KW has more than 975 offices and 186,000 associates. In 2015, the firm began its evolution into a technology company, initiating the development of its Keller Cloud.

    A real estate-specific cloud service ecosystem, the Keller Cloud now leverages the collective power of the largest real estate sales force: 186,000 Keller Williams associates.

    Using CognitiveScale’s Cortex5, Keller Williams will increase the velocity of its AI initiative implementation. Rather than working serially, KW’s data scientists will tackle AI-based projects in parallel, speeding new innovations to agents and consumers.

    “Keller Williams has 35 years of rich, complex real estate data. We will use CognitiveScale’s AI platform to harness our data to surface more insights for our teams and to accelerate innovation,” said Neil Dholakia, chief product officer, Keller Williams.

    “As KW agents increasingly use Keller Cloud apps, the AI platform will learn from their interactions and subsequently offer intelligent decision support and recommendations to strengthen agent service to consumers. For example, as our agents write offer contracts, they will be advised as to the strength of their offer and how to further strengthen it. Additionally, KW agents will be provided hyper local market analysis, enabling them to best advise clients on the sale or purchase of a home,” added Dholakia.

    “We are excited to be working with a leader like Keller Williams to drive data and AI-powered intelligent user experiences and business processes. We share their enthusiasm for making every agent their best agent and look forward to helping Keller Williams build on their data advantage and provide valuable insights to their team through Cortex5,” said Nij Chawla, chief customer officer, CognitiveScale.

    *About CognitiveScale*

    CognitiveScale’s Cortex5 software helps businesses apply artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to solve complex business problems at scale for financial services, healthcare, and digital commerce markets.

    Our award-winning software is being used by global leaders such as USAA, Morgan Stanley, NBC, JPMorgan Chase, ExxonMobil, and MD Anderson to increase user engagement, improve decision-making, and deploy self-learning and self-assuring business processes.

    Headquartered in Austin, Texas, CognitiveScale has offices in New York, London, and Hyderabad, India, and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Intel Capital, IBM Watson, M12, and USAA.

    For more information on the company, please visit us at cognitivescale.com and follow @cognitivescale on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

    *About Keller Williams*

    Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, has more than 975 offices and 186,000 associates. The franchise is also No. 1 in units and sales volume in the United States.

    In 2015, Keller Williams began its evolution into a technology company, now building the real estate platform that agents’ buyers and sellers prefer. Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven, and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders.

    For more information, visit kw.com.

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    University of Minnesota to showcase a close-up look at the human heart through novel imaging techniques of cardiac anatomy

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis 2018, the Midwest’s leading medical technology event, announced that The Visible Heart® Laboratory will demonstrate its state-of-the-art technology that includes a fully functional anatomy of the human heart outside of the body. The exhibit, led by Dr. Paul Iaizzo, Professor of Surgery, Visible Heart® Research at the University of Minnesota, will offer attendees a close-up look of the human heart and an educational session on the technology that supports the Laboratory’s isolated heart model research.MD&M Minneapolis takes place October 31 – November 1, 2018, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN. *To register as press, please visit: minneapolis.am.ubm.com/2018/registrations/Media.*

    “As the only laboratory in the world that is reanimating large mammalian hearts on a weekly basis with a clear perfusate, our team has a unique vantage point looking into the impressive functional anatomies and device/tissue interfaces,” said Dr. Paul Iaizzo, Professor of Surgery, Visible Heart® Research at the University of Minnesota. “We are honored to share our knowledge at the show with the industry’s leading experts and discuss the new frontier of cardiac research.”

    In a breakout session, Dr. Iaizzo and co-chair Dr. Mario Goessi, Director, Research and Education, Center for Valve and Structural Heart Disease, will explore today’s advances in cardiovascular medicine. Attendees will learn about the recent developments in front-end design, implementation of new technologies, and innovative treatment technologies for cardiovascular disease in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and mitral valve replacement. Accompanying the presentation, the moderators will discuss what barriers to market entry exist for medical device manufactures, among other topics. The presentation will take place at MedTech Central, booth 1345, on November 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. The Visible Heart Laboratory will also be demonstrating their cardiovascular technology at booth 1147 across the two days of the event.  

    “Dr. Iaizzo and his team embody the creative atmosphere that is necessary to drive the future of science and medicine,” said Amy Sklar, Group Senior Vice President, UBM. “We are delighted to host The Visible Heart® Laboratory and offer our attendees a once in a lifetime experience to discuss the developments and challenges in cardiovascular medicine with the revolutionary minds and methods behind the Laboratory.”   

    MD&M Minneapolis runs alongside five shows that take place in conjunction on the same expo floor, including Automation Technology Expo (ATX), Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis, Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), Minn Pack, and PLASTEC Minneapolis.

    To learn more about the exhibit please visit minneapolis.ubm/industrytrends.

    *Connect with MD&M Minneapolis: #AdvMfgExpo*

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    *About The Visible Heart® Laboratory: *
    Dr. Paul Iaizzo has been at the University of Minnesota since 1990, performing research and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. In 1997, Dr. Iaizzo and his coworkers began working on large mammalian isolated heart models, and thus the Visible Heart® laboratory was created in collaboration with Medtronic. Today, this lab is a premiere place to perform translational systems physiology research which ranges from cellular and tissue studies to organ and whole-body investigations. The Visible Heart® lab embodies a creative atmosphere which is energized by some of the best and brightest students at the University. Our lab staff has over 100 years of collective research experience and functions as a highly efficient and productive team.

    *About Advanced Manufacturing Expos & Conferences:*
    UBM's Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.ubm.com and www.informa.com.

    CONTACT: Media Contacts:
    Lauren Lloyd, advmanufacturingpr@ubm.com, (310) 266-4792

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    NEWS ADVISORY: Open19 Foundation Presents Inaugural Summit Sept. 26 - 27, 2018 SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Open19 Foundation: WHO: The Open19 Foundation was launched in 2017 to build a community around a new generation of open data centers and edge solutions. The Foundation’s membership is comprised of over 20 innovators in this exciting space, including founding members Flex, GE Digital, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, LinkedIn, Packet, and Vapor IO. WHAT: The Open19 Summit is the premier open data center event in the Silicon Valley. This gathering of innovative playe Reported by Business Wire 3 hours ago.

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    StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and Property Management Systems (PMS) for hotels, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Story Hotels with the deployment of its Rover PMS™ and Zest™ products.

    BETHESDA, Md. (PRWEB) September 13, 2018

    StayNTouch, an innovator in mobile technology and Property Management Systems (PMS) for hotels, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Story Hotels with the deployment of its Rover PMS™ and Zest™ products at Story Hotel Riddargatan (Stockholm, Sweden), Story Hotel Signalfabriken (Sundbyberg, Sweden), and Story Hotel Studio Malmö (Malmö, Sweden).

    Staffan Åkerlind, Revenue Manager of Story Hotels says “We were ready for a change and StayNTouch met our requirements, including integration with our legacy door lock system, “Mr. Åkerlind continued, “Unlike most other PMS vendors we reviewed, StayNTouch was able to dynamically create and send a door lock PIN to both the guest and the door lock system, enabling guests to come and go with greater ease. That flexibility has also been the hallmark of the system implementation. The onboarding process was smooth and the StayNTouch team was very accommodating.”

    StayNTouch offers hotels the opportunity to integrate multiple cloud-solutions on one platform:·     Rover PMS™: Next generation Hotel PMS, fully cloud, fits on every device, optimizes hotel operations from front desk, to groups, to housekeeping to revenue management. Simple monthly pricing that includes training, integrations and configuration.

    ·     Zest™: Enables guest pre-engagement and guest services via mobile web. Guest-enabled mobile check-in & out via smartphone or desktop. Private labeled, PMS-integrated mobile check-in &/or checkout. Bill review, preference collection, upsell opportunities, and remote key fulfillment. Promote and monetize late checkouts.    

    “We are very excited to partner with Story Hotels,” said Jos Schaap, CEO-Founder of StayNTouch, “The Story Hotels management team has always been forward-thinking in terms of guest experience. We are happy we could support their previous innovations while delivering new back-office efficiencies.”

    About StayNTouch Inc.

    StayNTouch is a “Software as a Service” hotel property management systems (PMS) company focused on developing solutions that help hotels raise service levels, drive revenues, reduce costs, and ultimately change the way hotels can captivate their guests. Developed with mobility in mind, the pioneering platform enables hotels to create long lasting relationships with their guests by delivering personalized service levels that today’s guests require. StayNTouch operates on tablets and smartphones, empowering hotel employees to go above and beyond in exceeding guest expectations at every touch point.

    Powering over 75,000 rooms globally, our game-changing solution frees hotels from the constraints of legacy or premise systems, dramatically streamlines operations, increases margins, and revolutionizes how front-line staff connect with guests. StayNTouch is a trusted partner to many of the most forward thinking hotels, resorts, casinos and chains in the industry, including Yotel, Zoku Amsterdam, Valencia Hotels, The Freehand Hotels, Modus hotels and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

    To learn more watch our video "THE NEW WAY... TO HOTEL!"
    Twitter: @StayNTouchInc
    Facebook: facebook.com/stayntouch
    LinkedIn: LinkedIn/stayntouch

    About Story Hotels

    Story Hotels is a Swedish hotel chain, founded by Nicolas Fredell in 2009 when the first Story Hotel Riddargatan opened up in central Stockholm, followed by Story Hotel Signalfabriken in Sundbyberg (Stockholm) in 2013. And the latest addition Story Hotel Studio Malmö opened up in central Malmö in 2016.

    The Story business idea is to offer the conscious and experienced traveler a hotel experience characterized by innovative thinking, modern technique, exciting design and high quality. But still with the personal touch and “out of the box” thinking.

    The Story vision is to keep developing the existing hotels and in the future acquire and open additional Story Hotels.

    Learn more about Story Hotels at http://www.storyhotels.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/storyhotels
    Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/storyhotels

    For enquiries regarding the partnership with StayNTouch, please contact:
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    The Customer Success Leader Will Appear in the September issue of Forbes Magazine

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gainsight™, the Customer Success company, has been named to the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100, the definitive list of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world, published by Forbes in collaboration with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures."On behalf of my team, we're so proud to be recognized by the Forbes team among these incredibly innovative cloud companies," said Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight. "It's even more humbling to be honored by Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures because they believed in the Customer Success movement since the beginning and continue to recognize its impact on business growth.”

    As part of the rigorous selection process for the Forbes 2018 Cloud 100, Bessemer Venture Partners received submissions from the top cloud startups. The Forbes Cloud 100 judging panel, including top public cloud company CEOs, reviewed the data to select, score and rank the top 100 cloud companies from all over the world. The evaluation process involved four factors: market leadership (35%), estimated valuation (30%), operating metrics (20%), and people & culture (15%).

    “For the past three years, The Cloud 100 list has identified the top cloud companies that are reshaping their respective industries,” said Alex Konrad, Forbes editor of The Cloud 100. “I am consistently impressed by the caliber of companies honored on The Cloud 100 list. It is an exciting time to a be a cloud company and founder.”

    “All of the twenty-five cloud IPOs and major cloud acquisitions over the past three years have been prior members of The Cloud 100, and we absolutely expect that the dominant public cloud companies of the future will also come from this list,” said Byron Deeter, a top cloud investor and partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “The 2018 Cloud 100 represents well over $135B in private shareholder value--an astonishing figure that reminds us yet again of the power of the cloud. The way we do business will be dramatically different as a result of these companies and I am honored to celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of the founders and teams behind each company on the 2018 Cloud 100.”

    “The business opportunity for cloud companies is tremendous today as capital investment, customer demand and rate of adoption continues to grow,” said Matt Garratt, Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures. “We’re excited to see the potential of these companies and look forward to seeing what innovative technology they deliver around the world.”

    Each year the CEOs of The Cloud 100 and the 20 Rising Stars companies are honored at the exclusive Cloud 100 Celebration hosted by Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and Forbes.

    The Forbes 2018 Cloud 100 and 20 Rising Stars lists are published online at www.forbes.com/cloud100 and will appear in the September 2018 issue of Forbes magazine.

    *About Gainsight: *Gainsight™ is the Customer Success platform helping businesses retain and grow customers. The industry-leading solution provides valuable customer insights and analytics through a centralized view of customer health, builds outcomes-driven customer journeys, and helps prove the impact of Customer Success organizations in business. Companies that use Gainsight grow net retention by up to 33 percent. Learn how leading companies like Adobe, Box, GE Digital and Workday use Gainsight to increase retention, expansion, and advocacy at www.gainsight.com.

    *Connect with Gainsight:*

    *Twitter:* www.twitter.com/GainsightHQ
    *Linkedin:* www.linkedin.com/company/gainsight/
    *Facebook:* www.facebook.com/Gainsight
    *Instagram:* www.instagram.com/gainsight

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    Company Expands Collaboration With Partner and Fellow Alliance Member Arrow Electronics To Advance Smart Cities and Smart SpacesSANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., (TSE: 6501), today announced that it has joined the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance. The first of its kind, the Alliance is a coalition of Colorado municipalities, federally funded research labs, educational institutions and leading private sector technology companies. Alliance members seek to build partnerships, pilot new smart-cities technologies and improve Colorado communities through increased economic opportunities, better public safety and sustainability, and improved growth management and planning.

    As a technology adviser and partner in the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, Hitachi Vantara, alongside longtime partner and founding alliance member, Arrow Electronics, will advise and consult to help Colorado municipalities fuel innovation, solve local challenges and improve smart city development. They will do so through the use of data-driven insights derived from the internet of things (IoT), big data, advanced analytics and video intelligence technologies and solutions. Hitachi Vantara’s membership in the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance is another example of the company’s work to advance smart-city initiatives around the globe from Copenhagen, Denmark to Moreno Valley, California.

    “Smart cities need smart insights. When cities and organizations have access to shared business, operational and security intelligence along with actionable insights, they can run more efficiently, deliver better services and improve safety and security for residents and businesses,” said Jay McGloin, Americas vice president of Partners and Strategic Alliances at Hitachi Vantara. “We are excited to join the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance to improve access for Colorado municipalities to technologies and solutions that keep traffic flowing and transit safe, create secure buildings, retail spaces, campuses and airports, and make life better in the digital age.”

    “As a long-time partner and founding alliance member, we welcome Hitachi Vantara to the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance,” said Matthew Bailey, Smart Cities Global Practice leader at Arrow Electronics. “As a leading provider of IoT, analytics and video intelligence solutions, the expertise Hitachi Vantara brings to the alliance can offer Colorado cities a path to solutions for best-in-class infrastructure, public safety and smart transportation. We are excited about how we can help cities become ‘smarter’ together.”

    “The challenges facing cities today are so complex that no one city, company or research institution can solve them on their own,” said Jake Rishavy, co-founder of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance and vice president of innovation for Denver South Economic Development Partnership, another founding member organization. “This complexity requires the type of cross-jurisdictional and public or private collaboration that we facilitate through the Alliance. The global reach of technology partners like Hitachi Vantara and Arrow Electronics allows us to bring the leading technology solutions in the world to bear on these complex challenges. We are honored to have both of them in our corner as we work to fundamentally improve quality of life for Colorado residents.”

    Beyond the alliance, Hitachi Vantara and Arrow Electronics are expanding their efforts around Smart Cities and Smart Spaces, using their combined solutions, expertise and reach to offer customers a comprehensive, scalable platform for public safety and smart transportation, including the Hitachi Visualization Suite. Learn more about both companies’ offerings and plans at the Colorado Smart Cities Symposium in Denver on Sept. 18, 2018.

    Read more about Hitachi Vantara Smart Cities and Smart Spaces technologies.

    *About Hitachi Vantara*
    Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at www.HitachiVantara.com.

    *Connect with Hitachi Vantara*

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    *About Hitachi, Ltd.*
    Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

    HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trademarks, service marks, and company names are properties of their respective owners.

    *MEDIA CONTACT*
    Amanda Lennon
    Hitachi Vantara
    Amanda.Lennon@HitachiVantara.com
    650.703.7610

    Ashley Paula
    Weber Shandwick for Hitachi Vantara
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    Incumbent Steve Chabot Trails Challenger Aftab Pureval in Social Media Engagement

    WASHINGTON D.C, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SociallyMined (http://www.SociallyMined.com), a boutique agency leveraging social media data and analytics has announced the release of a new series of insights into key congressional races leading up to the mid-term elections. “SocialBuzz: Road to the Dome” will release key data and social trends on select new races each week.

    In Southwest Ohio, 20-year veteran and committee Chairman Steve Chabot is facing a serious challenge from relatively unknown 35-year old Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval. Ohio’s first district saw Donald Trump win by 7 points in 2016. SociallyMined is seeing signs that the incumbent may be in more trouble than it appears. Social media data is illustrating this Ohio contest could be one of the nation’s best barometers in the mid-term referendum on the president.

    The main problem for Congressman Chabot is the lack of enthusiasm about his candidacy. While Chabot leads Pureval in social media followers and mentions, he significantly trails in reach and engagement. For example, using Chabot’s official account, he has 15,000 more followers on Twitter, but Pureval’s reach is 250% more than Chabot. Another sign of positive momentum for Pureval is that despite trailing Chabot in social media mentions for most of the calendar year, in the last 7 days he has more than doubled Chabot’s output, 3054 - 1255.

    More troubling for Chabot is the overall sentiment of the chatter on social media. Of his mentions, 70% are considered “negative” about the congressman, with only 2% registering as “positive.” Pureval’s negative sentiment is only 38% “negative” and 21% “positive.”  To put this in perspective, neighboring GOP Congressman Bill Johnson’s numbers are only 12% “negative” and 40% “positive.”

    “From a data and analytics perspective, this contest is similar to the recent MA-7 race, which saw Ayana Pressley handily defeat 10 term Congressman Mike Capuano in the Democratic primary”, stated Matt Anthes, CEO of SociallyMined. “Our data predicted a Pressley win and our analytics are showing us that both Chabot and Capuano had a similar social footprint at this point in their respective races. In today’s political climate, all politics is social and our data shows us this is a race to keep an eye on.”

    Finally, when analyzing the race, SociallyMined used machine learning algorithms to apply its proprietary Impax Score to both candidates.  The score evaluates deep social network patterns, which include real engagement vs. automated engagement, social amplification, targeted reach, as well as a myriad of other data points, trends and patterns.  SociallyMined’s algorithms assigned both candidates an overall Impax Score; Chabot scored a 12 out of 100, while Pureval received a 63 out of 100.

    “Our proprietary Impax score is a true indicator of one’s social engagement, reach, and amplification as it relates to their online influencer footprint,” Anthes explained. “In layman’s terms, we utilize custom designed algorithms to analyze and weigh engagement, reach and amplification, along with number of followers and sentiment for each brand or individual.  The higher the score, the greater the potential impact for the individual or brand. In this case, Pureval is excellent at engagement, despite his lower follower numbers, but also expands his community through diverse platforms and relevant messaging. Chabot, while having a large number of followers, would be incorrect in calling them a community as a large number produce negative sentiment.”  One key data point speaks for itself - Congressman Chabot has less than a 1% engagement rate on his social media posts while Pureval has 7x that rate.

    Regardless of what happens at the ballot box this November, it is clear that Pureval is making the most of his social media exposure. It’s clear from our data that Chabot’s message online, similar to Mike Capuano’s, is stale and not connecting with his target audience.  Unfortunately for Chabot, poor messaging and lack of engagement is impacting his online perception and electability. Unless Chabot changes his methods quickly and aggressively, it may ultimately be a lesson learned too late.

    For information on the above feel free to email us at info@sociallymined.com, or sign up here for additional information.

    About SociallyMined

    SociallyMined (www.sociallymined.com) is a boutique data-driven digital agency who leverages data and analytics to understand what people are saying online and employs a creative approach to reaching an audience efficiently and effectively, providing quantifiable results and reports along the way to track progress. SociallyMined services incorporate cutting-edge technologies designed for Fortune 500 brands, utilizing big data and analytics to track relevant sentiment and behavior, while providing a strategy to influence the sentiment and direct it towards a predetermined outcome. Their analytic solutions are integrated into their other services which focus on advocacy and politics and include influencer marketing, native advertising, mobile marketing with geofencing, interactive videos, and more, providing a customized strategic campaign for their clients generating high engagement with a relevant audience. In addition, they offer diverse traditional services which include web design, social media campaigns, and video production.

    SociallyMined’s political division offers the ability understand a candidate’s social audience and then create ways to target a specific sub-audience who have relevant interests and followers within a desired demographic and/or psychographic profile. This includes generating content, identifying the potential audience, pushing out the content to them, and engaging them in creating a community for a candidate that can then be retargeted repeatedly as the campaign grows – all while providing reports to track impact.

    The SociallyMined team is comprised of industry leaders with experience dealing directly with brands, entertainment, political candidates, non-profits, governments, brands, and entertainment. SociallyMined understands your audience and ensures your message is being heard by those influencers and decision makers that can affect change and make an impact for brands, issue-advocacy, and individual campaigns.  You can also follow us on Twitter here, or LinkedIn here.

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    · Chabot Pureval Infographic

    CONTACT: Steve Zeitchik
    SociallyMined
    6468848988
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    Winners Recognized for Achieving Exceptional Transformation Outcomes

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), today announced that it will honor the winners of the Hitachi Transformation Awards, which recognize leading organizations that are transforming in new and innovative ways with the support of Hitachi solutions. Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony at Hitachi Vantara’s second annual user conference, NEXT 2018, held Sept. 25-27, 2018, in San Diego at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel.Three winners were selected based on the substantial business outcomes they have achieved through accelerating business transformation, improving user experience, innovating with data and using the internet of things (IoT). Awards were given for the following categories: Enterprise Transformation, Excellence in IoT, and Social Innovation.

    *And the Winners Are…*

    *Enterprise Transformation:*
    NASA Johnson Space Center: An independent agency of the United States government, NASA is responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. As a critical part of the larger NASA mission, the Johnson Space Center is home to the astronaut corps, mission control, and the Orion, Commercial Crew and International Space Station programs. With a wide reach of responsibilities, the Johnson Space Center generates significant data sets, which include the imagery downlinked from the space station. Looking to evolve to a cloud-based storage architecture, Johnson partnered with Hitachi Vantara to design and implement a uniquely complex digital repository for mission imagery. The hybrid system provides a long-life repository that enables instant access from authorized users around the world—a good fit for the space station program and its many international partners.

    *Excellence in IoT:*
    State of Andhra Pradesh Real-Time Governance: With a people-first motto, the government of Andhra Pradesh, India strives to provide an agile and efficient public service delivery system benefitting nearly 50 million citizens in a 360-degree life cycle approach through its Real Time Governance (RTG) initiative. With the help of Real Time Governance, Andhra Pradesh can now swiftly resolve citizen grievances and monitor infrastructure projects, incidents, weather and climatic events across the state in real time, leveraging technology services. RTG is able to analyze big data sets gathered from various sources with the help of Hitachi to make insightful decisions that vibrantly transform citizen services. Keeping technology in its mind and citizen centricity in its heart, Real Time Governance is set to revolutionize governance in Andhra Pradesh, catalyzing government operations to create a safer, more efficient and sustainable society.

    *Social Innovation: *
    Smart Payments by Nets: Smart Payments, a specialized innovations business unit founded by leading European digital payments provider Nets and headquartered in Denmark, aims to be at the forefront of payment innovation and create value to its customers by leveraging emerging technologies in designing the payment experiences of tomorrow. In the pursuit of creating an easier tomorrow for their customers, Smart Payments by Nets partnered with Hitachi to co-create advanced, next-generation payment solutions. Using biometric technologies, Smart Payments by Nets and Hitachi created a payment solution that instantly scans a user’s finger vein patterns and links it to their domestic debit card, Dankort, providing a fast, convenient and secure way to pay. Smart Payments by Nets works to make radical payment innovation that impacts people’s everyday lives.

    “The Hitachi Transformation Awards give us a great opportunity to showcase our remarkable customers and recognize the success they’ve achieved transforming their businesses by using the power of their data,” said Scott Kelly, chief operating officer and chief transformation officer of Hitachi Vantara. “This year’s winners have demonstrated creativity and leadership in their respective fields to change the way they work, and Hitachi Vantara is proud to partner with and honor these outstanding accomplishments.”

    Additionally, Hitachi recognizes the following honorable mentions for their compelling stories of transformation built using Hitachi technologies and services:

    *2018 Hitachi Transformation Award Honorable Mentions*

    · Deluxe: Deluxe, a financial services and small business marketing company, can now better manage costs and achieve efficient destination targets using a world-leading, managed-services cloud ecosystem.
    · City of Las Vegas: The City of Las Vegas is working with Hitachi Vantara to create a new, dynamic and connected city to fuel innovation, efficiency, and new ways of government to better the experience for residents, businesses and visitors.
    · PT. Angkasa Pura II (Persero): PT. Angkasa Pura II (Persero), one of the state-owned enterprises engaged in airport services and airport-related services in the western part of Indonesia, uses video analytics to improve operational management, increase awareness and provide an excellent customer experience for over 100 million passengers annually.

    *NEXT 2018 Conference Details*

    · When: Sept. 25-27, 2018
    · Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, California
    · Registration for NEXT 2018 is now live. Please visit HitachiNEXT.com to register and receive updates on new additions to the agenda in the weeks leading up to the event.
    · For questions about press or analyst registration, please contact NEXTInfluencers@hitachivantara.com.

    *Follow NEXT 2018. Join the conversation with #HitachiNEXT.*

    · Twitter
    · LinkedIn
    · Facebook
    · Instagram
    · NEXT 2018 Community

    *About Hitachi NEXT 2018*
    NEXT 2018 is the premier event for the digital revolution. It’s for data-driven innovators who lead transformation in their industry. They lead with clear insights drawn from their own data to make the right decisions for the best results. Data changes the way the world works, advancing business and even society itself. There can never be too much data and it can never come too quickly if organizations manage, govern, mobilize and analyze it effectively. At NEXT 2018, leaders see what’s next for their data in IT, operational technology and the internet of things, from Hitachi and our many partners. They bring back insights and strategies they can use right away to transform their businesses and build them for tomorrow. At NEXT 2018, we change the way the world works. NEXT 2018 is held September 25-27 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, California. For more information and to register, please visit HitachiNEXT.com.

    *About Hitachi Vantara*
    Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., helps data-driven leaders find and use the value in their data to innovate intelligently and reach outcomes that matter for business and society. We combine technology, intellectual property and industry knowledge to deliver data-managing solutions that help enterprises improve their customers’ experiences, develop new revenue streams, and lower the costs of business. Only Hitachi Vantara elevates your innovation advantage by combining deep information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and domain expertise. We work with organizations everywhere to drive data to meaningful outcomes. Visit us at www.HitachiVantara.com.

    *Connect With Hitachi Vantara*

    · Twitter
    · LinkedIn
    · Facebook

    *About Hitachi, Ltd.*
    Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

    HITACHI is a trademark or registered trademark of Hitachi, Ltd. All other trademarks, service marks and company names are properties of their respective owners.

    *MEDIA CONTACT*
    Amanda Lennon
    Hitachi Vantara
    Amanda.Lennon@HitachiVantara.com
    650.703.7610

    Ashley Paula
    Weber Shandwick for Hitachi Vantara
    apaula@webershandwick.com
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    Alpharetta, GA, Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Homeside Properties, an Associa company, continues to expand its client list by adding 11 new communities.

    The properties expand across Georgia and consist of almost 1900 new units, including detached single- family homes, condominiums, and townhomes. The diverse communities offer residents access to special amenities including private clubhouses, pools, fitness centers, tennis and soccer facilities, and garden areas. The communities are near local shopping centers, boutique restaurants, and sporting fields. The neighborhoods are family-friendly and are located in highly sought-after school districts.

    “The dedicated team at Homeside Properties has worked diligently to expand the branch and extend our services to more communities across Georgia,” stated James Arterbury, Homeside Properties president. “We continue to focus on providing our communities, boards, and residents with the best management and lifestyle services available. We are excited to continue the efforts and reach even more communities in the future.”

    Please CLICK HERE to join the Homeside Properties’ family today or call 678.248.8824 for more information.

    With more than 180 branch offices across North America, Associa delivers unsurpassed management and lifestyle services to nearly five million residents worldwide. Our 10,000+ team members lead the industry with unrivaled education, expertise and trailblazing innovation. For more than 40 years, Associa has provided solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more, visit www.associaonline.com.

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    Authentic training platform makes security fun and relatable in an industry that continues to be plagued by skills shortage

    WILMINGTON, Mass., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- *Security Innovation* continues its mission to reduce enterprise risk where it is most vulnerable – at the software layer. In conjunction with a security fair and impressive roster of speakers, *CMD+CTRL* is one of two “Capture the Flag (CTF)” events at the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (*ICMCP*) National Conference in Atlanta, GA, designed to attract and develop minority cybersecurity practitioners. Additionally, Security Innovation offers free computer-based training to ICMCP members looking to expand their skills or seek a career in cyber security.

    “We are honored to work with ICMCP and other groups to help address a major problem facing most companies today – the inability to hire cybersecurity staff,” said Ed Adams, president and CEO of Security Innovation. “Security Innovation is committed to making the security and technology field approachable for everyone.  ICMCP’s access to a large pool of capable talent coupled with our engaging training platform is a powerful combination towards meeting this goal.”

    The *CTF runs all day on Wednesday, September 19*, *2018.*  Players will hack their way through hundreds of vulnerabilities that plague applications today, score points and move up the leaderboard.   Security Innovation experts will be readily available to provide mentorship, answer questions and breakout learning sessions. 

    Our ICMCP sponsorship builds upon the company’s mission of developing and encouraging women and minorities in cybersecurity.  The company has been sponsoring similar “hackathon” events for organizations such as Women in Security & Privacy (WISP), Executive Women’s Forum (EWF), Michigan Women in Security & Privacy, BoSTEM, and many others. 

    *About Security Innovation                     *
    Security Innovation is a pioneer in software security and trusted advisor to its clients. Since 2002, organizations have relied on our assessment and training solutions to make the use of software systems safer in the most challenging environments – whether in Web applications, IoT devices, or the cloud.  The company’s flagship product, CMD+CTRL Cyber Range, is the industry’s only authentic environment to build the skills teams need to protect the enterprise where it is most vulnerable – at the software layer.  Security Innovation is privately held and headquartered in Wilmington, MA USA. For more information, visit www.securityinnovation.com or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

    Security Innovation Media Contact:
    Joshua Milne
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    August 2018 ACH Network volume increased by more than 10 percent over same period in 2017

    HERNDON, Va. (PRWEB) September 13, 2018

    In August 2018, ACH Network volume exceeded 2 billion transactions in a month for the first time, an increase of over 10 percent compared to August 2017. The value of the payments was $4.5 trillion, an increase of 12 percent compared to 2017.

    “The ACH Network is thriving, and has achieved a milestone of more than 2 billion payments in one month,” said Jane Larimer, chief operating officer of NACHA. “This impressive growth demonstrates that businesses and consumers are choosing to use ACH payments.”

    At the current pace of growth, the ACH Network will add more than 1 billion new payments for the fourth consecutive year. Key drivers of the robust volume growth from August 2017 to August 2018 are:· Internet-initiated transactions, which includes bill payments and account-to-account transfers, grew by 24 percent and currently comprise 27 percent of ACH Network volume.
    · Business-to-business ACH payments grew by more than 13 percent and comprise 16 percent of ACH Network volume.

    About NACHA
    NACHA is a nonprofit organization that convenes hundreds of diverse organizations to enhance and enable electronic payments and financial data exchange within the U.S. and across geographies. Through development of rules, standards, governance, education, advocacy, and in support of innovation, NACHA’s efforts benefit the providers and users of those systems. NACHA leads groups focused on API standardization, authors the Quest Operating Rules for EBT, and is the steward of the ACH Network, a payment system that universally connects all U.S. bank accounts and facilitates the movement of money and information. In 2017, there was a total of nearly 26 billion ACH transactions. Of these, 21.5 billion ACH payments valued at $47 trillion moved across the ACH Network, and more than 4 billion were on-us transactions within financial institutions. Visit nacha.org for more information, and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. Reported by PRWeb 1 hour ago.

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    **WISeKey Reports First Half 2018 Results**

    ** **

    **WISeKey Cybersecurity & IoT Business Soars with Revenue Increase of 35% **

    *WISeKey to host a conference call on Monday, September 17, at 3:00 pm CET / 9:00 a.m. ET*

    · H1 2018 total revenue increased by 35% to $25.9 million from $19.2 million restated revenue in H1 2017, driven by higher revenues at Cybersecurity IoT and Semiconductors due to robust new customer acquisition and expansion in existing accounts.

    · Gross profit margin increased by 6% from 44% in H1 2017 to 50% in H1 2018, hence an increase in gross profit by $4.5 million.
    · Strong liquidity and financial position with $7.9 million in cash at June 30, 2018, up $1.6 million from June 30, 2017, due to improved operating performance.  

    · WISeKey expects to report full-year 2018 revenue of approximately $60 million (of which, WISeCoin is expected to generate approximately $5 million, provided that it is launched before 2018 year-end, pending regulatory authorizations).

    *ZUG, Switzerland- September 13, 2018*- WISeKey International Holding Ltd (SIX: WIHN, OTCQX: WIKYY) ("WISeKey" or the "Company"), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT company announced today its audited financial results for the for the six-month period ended June 30, 2018 ("H1 2018"). WISeKey's revenue increased by 35% to $25.9 million from $19.2 million adjusted revenue in H1 2017, driven by higher revenues for both Cybersecurity IoT and Semiconductors.

    Within the Cybersecurity revenue growth accelerates, up 30%, outpacing competition. Within the Secure IoT Semiconductors group, half year revenue was $25.9 million, up 35 percent year on year driven by demand for both IoT Semiconductors and IoT applications with new patents in anti-counterfeiting and identity management.

    *OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS*

    · New agreements for the smart car, pharmaceutical and fintech industries, and consumer products which, in the aggregate, are broadening the ecosystem for WISeKey IoT chips.
    · Stronger cybersecurity offering of proprietary solutions, increased footprint and further new customer acquisitions.
    · Continued investments in IoT Security, with strong industry-specific partnerships.
    · Further expansion of our vertical platform solution portfolio in Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence ("AI") following the acquisition of QuoVadis for managed cybersecurity and Identity Management services.
    · Further enhancements of the vertical Platform for the IoT through the establishment of partnerships with leading players in the IoT domain.
    · Expansion of patent portfolio with new IP and patents with the aggregation of 39 IoT / Semiconductors patent families (more than 200 patents in total) to its portfolio (https://www.wisekey.com/patents/). 

    *KEY REVENUE FIGURES *
    *US GAAP
    *(Million US$) *H1 2018* *H1 2017*
    Net revenue 25.9 19.2
    Gross profit 12.9 8.4
    Operating loss as reported (7.3) (3.7)
    Net loss attributable to WISeKey as reported (11.8) (7.3)
         
    *Non-US GAAP
    *(Million US$) *H1 2018* *H1 2017*
    Adjusted Operating loss (2.5) (0.8)
    Adjusted Net loss attributable to WISeKey (5.6) (0.6)Carlos Moreira, CEO of WISeKey, commented, "During the first half of 2018 we integrated the IoT and Cybersecurity offering via a new platform concept with the new developments on Ines and ISTANA. The WISeKey Platform gives customers a simple way to embrace all of these 4IR technologies developed by WISeKey without compromising Trust and Security which is the DNA of the company. WISeKey has packaged its Cybersecurity and IoT technology with AI and Blockchain so instead of just helping customers embrace Microchips, PKI, IoT and AI with individual sets of products licenses WISeKey expanded its platform to the whole spectrum of WISeKey solutions solving customers' needs.

    Peter Ward, CFO of WISeKey, noted, "Due to our disciplined and focused execution strategy, reinforced by the Quovadis and VaultIC resources team, we were able to drive strong financial results throughout the first half of 2018.  With a 35% increase in group revenue and a 53% increase in gross profit, the financial results are starting to show the benefits from the integration efforts. The increase in gross profit margin by 6% also demonstrates that the group synergies will have a favorable impact on margins*.*"

    *Conference Call & Webcast*
    Carlos Moreira, CEO and Peter Ward, CFO will host a conference call on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 3:00 pm CET / 9:00 a.m. ET to discuss these results, *recent business developments and growth initiatives**. **A Q&A session will follow the prepared remarks.*

    Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing*: *

    *United States & Canada* 877-445-9755
    *United Kingdom (fixed):* 0 800 756 3429
    *Germany (fixed) / (mobile):* 0 800 182 0040 / 0 800 184 4713
    *France (fixed) /excl. Monaco:* 0 800 912 848
    *Switzerland (fixed) / (mobile):* 0 800 835 525 / 0 800 891 374
    *Spain (fixed) / (mobile):* 900 834 236 / 900 834 876

    To access the call, please dial-in approximately five minutes before the start time.

    The call will also be simultaneously webcast over the Internet via the following link http://www.investorcalendar.com/event/37549 and such link will also be made available in the "Investor Relations" section of WISeKey's website http://wisekey.com/investors/.

    *2018 H1 Report*
    Additionally, investors may download the 2018 H1 Report from WISeKey's website at  https://www.wisekey.com/investors/reports/annual-reports/.

    *Non-GAAP Financial Measures*
    In managing WISeKey's business on a consolidated basis, WISeKey management develops an annual operating plan, which is approved by our Board of Directors, using non-GAAP financial measures. In measuring performance against this plan, management considers the actual or potential impacts on these non-GAAP financial measures from actions taken to reduce costs with the goal of increasing our gross margin and operating margin and when assessing appropriate levels of research and development efforts. In addition, management relies upon these non-GAAP financial measures when making decisions about product spending, administrative budgets, and other operating expenses. We believe that these non-GAAP financial measures, when coupled with the GAAP results and the reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of the Company's results of operations and the factors and trends affecting WISeKey's business. We believe that they enable investors to perform additional comparisons of our operating results, to assess our liquidity and capital position and to analyze financial performance excluding the effect of expenses unrelated to operations, certain non-cash expenses related to acquisitions and share-based compensation expense, which may obscure trends in WISeKey's underlying performance.  This information also enables investors to compare financial results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management. 

    These non-GAAP financial measures are provided in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. The presentation of these and other similar items in WISeKey's non-GAAP financial results should not be interpreted as implying that these items are non-recurring, infrequent, or unusual.  Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable measures calculated in accordance with GAAP are provided in the financial statements portion of this release in a schedule entitled "Financial Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Results (unaudited)."

    *The business during H1 2018*
    The scalable approach of our platform allows customers coming from different angles and needs to benefit from the complementarity of the platform and it's easy to use licensing model. Customers only using WISeKey for Cybersecurity solutions can now expand their use to IoT, acquire Microchips, add Blockchain and Cryptocurrency technologies, and connect to AI clouds without the need to leave the Platform or compromising their Trust Models.  One of the advantages of the WISeKey Platform is that is to get different elements to "talk together". This means that the WISeKey Platform can be integrated with customers' existing systems.

    The WISeKey Platform can be used for various use cases in the same deployment. It can be deployed as a Next Generation IoT Platform, allowing deployment of readily off-the-shelf converged objects, allowing extension to as business requires a more sophisticated use of the Platform.

    The WISeKey platform currently integrates the ISTANA PKI module operational on the connected car industry allowing mart car manufactures to validate the authenticity of different vehicle components.  Certificate-based security also protects onboard communication between vehicle components and enables secure over-the-air software updates.  Additionally, authentication certificates can be used by employees, dealers and suppliers to access car components to diagnose mechanical/technical issues and update software, from any location.  Finally, the ISTANA PKI platform allows users to securely interact with a car's smart features using smartphones and other devices.
    *
    WISeKey Identity Management, Managed PKI and Digital Signing Services*
    During the second quarter, commercial synergies with the Identity Management business of WISeKey QuoVadis commenced and resulted in milestone new wins in securing the connected cars industry, car and automotive component manufacturers, banking and insurance, as well as further eGovernment enablement services.

    WISeKey QuoVadis also announced during the quarter the provision of secure e-mail services to more than 200 savings banks in Germany. WISekey QuoVadis Trustlink Deutschland GmbH and Finanz Informatik announced cooperation to provide secure e-mail (S/MIME) communication to the German financial services sector. In Germany alone, WISeKey QuoVadis provides similar PKI services to more than 300 enterprises, such as Allianz, Daimler, VW Financial Services, Siemens, Commerzbank as well as the Volksbankengruppe. Digital Onboarding combined with integrated personal signing services enjoys strong momentum in Switzerland with various new clients in the Cantonal and Private Banking sector. WISeKey QuoVadis EU based digital signing services, leveraging the benefits of European qualified certificates under the eIDAS regulation across borders are helping major global accounting firms, governments and banks to simplify processes and increase efficiencies. Multi-year signing services engagement customers include EY, PWC, KPMG, Dutch Chamber of Commerce as well as the Dutch Ministry of General Affairs.

    The managed PKI and Cybersecurity business started to generate new revenues in Europe in relation to the GDPR implementation as more companies required WISekey QuoVadis technology to facilitate their compliance with the new European General Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC), known as GDPR (approved by the European Parliament in April 2016; took effect on May 25, 2018), the primary law regulating how companies protect EU citizens' personal data.

    *WISeKey CyberSecurity*
    WISeKey has joined in June 2018 the Cybersecurity Tech Accord together with ten other companies that have joined the watershed agreement in the last two months to defend all customers everywhere from malicious attacks by cybercriminal enterprises and nation-states. The Tech Accord companies include ABB, Arm, Atlassian, Avast, Bitdefender, BT, CA Technologies, Carbon Black, Cisco, Cloudflare, Cyber adAPT, DataStax, Dell, DocuSign, ESET, Facebook, Fastly, FireEye, F-Secure, Gigamon, GitHub, GitLab, Guardtime, HPE, HP Inc., Intuit, Juniper Networks, KoolSpan, KPN, LinkedIn, MediaPRO, Microsoft, Nielsen, Nokia, Oracle, RSA, Salesforce, SAP, Stripe, Telefonica, Tenable, Trend Micro, VMware, WISeKey. These companies oversee important aspects of the world's communications infrastructure including cloud-based customer relationship management, collaboration tools, telecommunications, endpoint security, datacenter security, and encryption. WISeKey's unique neutrality and position in providing a Trusted and Secure platform for Internet transaction is a real asset to mount a stronger defense against cyberattacks.

    *Intellectual property Enhancements *
    WISeKey's strategy to evolve into a major player on the IoT, Cybersecurity, AI and Blockchain market implies a constant evaluation of potential add-on acquisitions, development of new IP and patents. In just one year, WISeKey has aggregated over 46 patent families to its portfolio (https://www.wisekey.com/patents/) required to integrate the OISTE/WISeKey Root of Trust into IoT embedded devices with problem-solving *AI* solutions. For WISeKey, adding to its patent portfolio and intellectual property is key to ensuring that the company will remain a major player in the "DeepTech" for years to come. Its patent portfolio allows WISeKey to distinguish itself from other companies that use commonly available technology; WISeKey focuses on integrating unique technology that is differentiated, protected and hard to reproduce based on tangible scientific discoveries or engineering innovations.

    *Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)*
    A focus area and fastest growing segment for WISeKey this year is the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Revenues generated by this segment continue to increase due to the new generation of IoT Chips, sensor-based identification, authentication and data and creating AI for analytically rich data sets. What has emerged during the first half of 2017 is only a glimpse into how the IoT and IIoT technology used in solving complex logistics, manufacturing, services and supply chain problems, can deliver the most value for WISeKey. 

    Earlier this year, WISeKey announced a strategic partnership with IBM to secure the IoT using WISeKey's leading technology. The collaboration will provide enhanced security of sensitive data exchanged between devices across the IoT networks and the IBM Watson IoT Platform, by adding extended capabilities to secure IoT devices and the management thereof from a central location. By doing so, customers benefit from an increased trust in the data handled by their application, and a reduced risk of revenue loss due to cyber-attacks of all kinds thus leverage a greater value of their business.

    IBM's Watson IoT Platform is a cognitive system that learns from, and infuses intelligence into the physical world. Device manufacturers and businesses can use the power of Watson IoT Platform to build specialized, integrated solutions to solve their business challenges. Watson IoT Platform implements a "messaging broker" that allows the exchange of information between devices and business applications, using a secure Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology to bring authentication and data encryption. This implies a seamless integration with the WISeKey concept of Root of Trust (RoT) that delivers the digital identity that can be leveraged later in the Watson IoT platform.

    *Ensuring a high level of security for connected cars*
    The vehicles will feature a secure hardware module that will be a WISeKey microchip that will carry a WISeKey digital certificate. The microchip will allow WISeCoins to be sent in a secure manner. WISeCoin also has digital identification for the electric car as well as for the electric charger and this identification cannot be forged. It is important for the technology used in the autonomous electric cars to be highly secure. Most of the vehicles that are currently in the market have technology that may have vulnerabilities that place them at a high risk of being hacked. Data security, therefore, has to be addressed and this is why WISeKey has taken noteworthy steps towards making sure that the identification system is hack-proof. The number of smart car manufacturers that use WISeKey's PKI Services has been growing steadily. The company plays a key role in the industry and things are only expected to get more exciting with the number of electric cars steadily increasing to approximately 250 million by 2020 compared to approximately 21 million in 2016. It is therefore important to make sure that their security systems cannot be compromised.

    *Level I American Depository Receipt (ADR) Program*
    WISeKey also established a sponsored Level I American Depository Receipt (ADR) Program in the United States in May 2018. WISeKey's ADRs trade in U.S. dollars and provide access to the voting rights and to the dividends attached to the underlying WISeKey shares trading in the U.S on the OTCQX under the symbol WIKYY.  Each ADR represents 2 ordinary shares listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange under the symbol WIHN.  U.S. based investors can find current financial disclosures and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company at  www.otcmarkets.com.

    *About WISeKey:*
    WISeKey (SIX: WIHN, OTCQX: WIKYY) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. OISTE/WISeKey's Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust ("RoT") provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.

    To receive WISeKey's latest news, visit the WISeKey Investors Corner.

    *Press and investor contacts*:

    *WISeKey International Holding Ltd*
    Company Contact: *Carlos Moreira*
    Chairman & CEO
    Tel: +41 22 594 3000
    info@wisekey.com *WISeKey Investor Relations (US)*
    Contact: *Lena Cati*
    The Equity Group Inc.
    Tel: +1 212 836-9611
    lcati@equityny.com

    *Disclaimer:*
    This communication expressly or implicitly contains certain forward-looking statements concerning WISeKey International Holding Ltd and its business. Such statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of WISeKey International Holding Ltd to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. WISeKey International Holding Ltd is providing this communication as of this date and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements contained herein as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, and it does not constitute an offering prospectus within the meaning of article 652a or article 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors must rely on their own evaluation of WISeKey and its securities, including the merits and risks involved. Nothing contained herein is, or shall be relied on as, a promise or representation as to the future performance of WISeKey.

    *WISeKey International Holding AG*
    *Supplemental Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Information*
    *U. S. GAAP - Non-U.S. GAAP Reconciliation*

    Following is a description of the adjustments made to US GAAP financial measures:

    · Stock-based compensation
    · Depreciation expense
    · Amortization expense on intangibles
    · PPA amortization expense
    · Fair Value adjustment to marketable securities
    · M&A-related legal fees
    · M&A-related professional fees
    · Gain from the liquidation of subsidiary
    · Debt discount amortization
    · Deferred tax impact

    The Company encourages investors to carefully consider its results under GAAP, as well as its supplemental non-GAAP information and the reconciliation between these presentations, to more fully understand its business. Non-GAAP financial results are reported in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.

    *Non-US GAAP
    *(Million US$) *H1 2018* *H1 2017*
    Operating loss as reported (7.3) (3.7)
    Non-GAAP adjustments:    
    Stock-based compensation 1.1 0.3
    Depreciation expense 0.7 0.5
    Amortization expense on intangibles 1.3 1.1
    PPA amortization expense 1.2 0.3
    Fair Value adjustment to marketable securities 0.2 -
    M&A-related legal fees 0.2 0.3
    M&A-related professional fees 0.1 0.4
    *Adjusted Operating loss* *(2.5)* *(0.8)*
         
    Net loss attributable to WISeKey as reported (11.8) (7.3)
    Non-GAAP adjustments:    
    Stock-based compensation 1.1 2.5
    Depreciation expense 0.7 0.5
    Amortization expense on intangibles 1.3 1.1
    PPA amortization expense 1.1 0.3
    Fair Value adjustment to marketable securities 0.2 -
    M&A-related legal fees 0.2 0.3
    M&A-related professional fees 0.1 0.4
    Gain from the liquidation of subsidiary (0.2) -
    Debt discount amortization 0.5 1.6
    Deferred tax impact 1.3 -
    *Adjusted Net loss attributable to WISeKey* *(5.6)* *(0.6)* Reported by GlobeNewswire 54 minutes ago.

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    RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LandStar, Inc. (OTCPK: LDSR) (“LandStar” or the “Company”), the parent company of Data443™ Risk Mitigation, Inc. (“Data443”), a leading data security and privacy company, is pleased to announce the following business updates.*PROGRESS UPDATE ON TWO-YEAR AUDIT PROGRESS*
    Jason Remillard, Chief Executive Officer of LandStar and founder of Data443, commented, “We are in the final stretch of completing our two-year audit. As a reminder, this audit consists of compiling three companies within the audit (Landstar, Data443 and Myriad Software – the parent of ClassiDocs). Once completed, we anticipate filing uplisting paperwork shortly thereafter.

    *PROGRESS **UPDATE ON ARALOC ACQUISITION*
    “As promised, it’s been a very busy second half of 2018 for the Company. Closing on the ARALOC acquisition is now at the final contract stage with our respective counsels and is still scheduled to close by the end of the month. As I mentioned last month, we’ve already completed internal management reviews of technology, customers and marketing strategy. Frankly, I can only hope all our future acquisitions bring the synergy and cooperation that working with ARALOC has over the past several weeks.

    *PROGRESS UPDATE ON INVESTOR ROADSOW *
    “Planning for our first investor road show is going well; I’m looking forward to telling the Data443 story to a wide variety of seasoned investors and investor groups. I’m excited to see the interest thus far, particularly from those investors familiar with our business. In addition, we’ve begun identifying and applying to several investor-oriented conferences and will announce our participation in these as they develop.

    *UPDATE ON HEADLIGHT INTERNATIONAL 2018 CONFERENCE*
    “Currently, our team is on the ground already having meetings and proof of concepts demonstrations in Bulgaria, leading up to the second international conference on information security for partners of Headtechnology Group – Headlight International 2018: Security in the Unsecure World (September 13-15, 2018). We announced our partnership with Headtechnology Group earlier this year and look forward to bolstering our presence to customers from the 30 countries and emerging markets served by Headtechnology Group.

    *WORDPRESS GDPR FRAMEWORK UPDATE
    *“We also had an updated release for our WordPress GDPR Framework plugin – our second in three weeks. We’ve seen a solid number of downloads, with no support tickets outstanding thus far. I anticipate that our next release will include ClassiDocs capabilities.

    *SAFETY UPDATES*
    “Finally, with Hurricane Florence approaching our area, I wanted to wish everyone the very best. Our team members that are in the area are already safely hunkered down and with their families. Recovery and offsite management are in place, so I don't anticipate business disruptions,” concluded Mr. Remillard.

    *About LandStar, Inc.*
    LandStar, Inc. (OTCPK: LDSR), through its wholly owned subsidiary Data443™ Risk Mitigation, Inc., enables secure data – across local devices, network, cloud, and databases – at rest and in flight. ClassiDocs™, the company’s award-winning data classification and governance technology, provides GDPR compliance and DSAR management coupled with DLP, CASB, SIEM, and cloud solutions to provide user-enabled, governance-enabled, up-to-date security for every data point, every time. The WordPress-based GDPR Framework enables organizations of all sizes to comply with the GDPR and other privacy frameworks. ClassiDocs™ for Blockchain provides an active implementation for blockchain transactions from inadvertent disclosure and data leaks. For more information, please visit www.data443.com.

    *Forward-Looking Statements* 
    The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “project,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “pursuant,” “target,” “continue,” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. The statements in this press release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding LandStar’s plans, objectives, future opportunities for LandStar’s services, future financial performance and operating results and any other statements regarding LandStar’s future expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, financial conditions, assumptions or future events or performance that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond LandStar’s control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to the operations of LandStar; results of litigation, settlements and investigations; actions by third parties, including governmental agencies; volatility in customer spending; global economic conditions; ability to hire and retain personnel; loss of, or reduction in business with, key customers; difficulty with growth and in integrating acquisitions; product liability; cybersecurity risk; and, anti-takeover measures in our charter documents.

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