Missouri Tech & Science
NPower Receives $1.5 Million Grant From the Citi Foundation to Connect More Young Women of Color to Tech Training
07 03 2018
NEW YORK, March 7, 2018 -- The Citi Foundation has awarded NPower with a $1.5 million grant to fund the Advancing Young Women in Tech Careers Initiative (also known as "40 by 22"), which seeks to expand NPower's enrollment of young women of color into their programming, equipping them with the technology skills needed to prosper in the digital economy. The program will benefit young women in New York City, New York, Jersey City, New Jersey, Baltimore, and St. Louis, Missouri."40 by 22" is part of Citi and the Citi Foundation's global Pathways to Progress initiative, a global commitment to prepare 500,000 youth for today's competitive job market by connecting them to jobs, internships, business training and leadership development opportunities.The two-year funding will support NPower's strategic plans to increase enrollment of young women through their pipeline from the current level of 28 percent of the total general population of NPower participants to 40 percent by...
Health System Executives Confirm Leadership Alignment is Key for Successful Transition to Value-based Care
06 03 2018
ST. LOUIS, March 6, 2018 -- Lumeris, the industry leader in delivering value-based healthcare solutions, sponsored a survey by The Health Management Academy (The Academy) on the state of value-based care among large health systems in the United States. Twenty-two C-level executives took part in the survey, and 73 percent of them indicated that the transition to risk-based care delivery models is a high/very high priority for their organizations.
As health systems migrate toward models that reward financial and clinical outcomes, they must weigh the ramifications of a variety of external pressures. Recent announcements surrounding insurance mergers and acquisitions, health system entry into pharmaceuticals, and advanced payment models from CMS all add to the internal challenges health systems face in their transition. Survey participants identified several value-based program challenges, including: aligning physician incentives; maintaining uniformity of care across the...
AI Predicted Oscar Winners With Stunning 94% Accuracy
05 03 2018
Here's how Swarm AI predictions compared to industry experts and major publications.
I never cease to be amazed at how much intelligence we can harness from human groups, using Swarm AI technology.
SAN FRANCISCO March 05, 2018
Unanimous AI is known for accepting high-profile challenges from journalists, testing the power of its Swarm AI® technology across a range of venues. After correctly predicting the World Series and Kentucky Derby — and perfectly forecasting Trump’s 100-day approval rating before he even took office — Unanimous AI took aim at the 90th Academy Awards, providing results to journalists last week for publication.
How did Unanimous do? Its Swarm AI technology was nearly perfect, achieving 94% correct across 16 major award categories, with only one award of 16 not coming out as predicted. The technology was 100% accurate in forecasting winners in the six major categories, including Best Picture. In that category, Swarm AI disagreed with most industry...
Avid Editors Sweep the Oscars at the 90th Annual Academy Awards
05 03 2018
BURLINGTON, Mass., March 05, 2018 -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, congratulates its award-winning and nominated customers for their outstanding achievements at the 90th annual Academy Awards®. Numerous films recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the world’s most celebrated film awards ceremony were created using Avid’s creative tools and workflow solutions, including every Best Picture nominee and winner The Shape of Water.In the Film Editing category, winner Lee Smith, ACE for Dunkirk, as well as all nominated editors including Paul Machliss, ACE and Jonathan Amos, ACE for Baby Driver; Tatiana S. Riegel, ACE for I, Tonya; and Jon Gregory, ACE for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Sidney Wolinsky, ACE for The Shape of Water, cut their films using Media Composer®,...
Valbridge Property Advisors Announces New Leadership as Business Achieves Milestones; Continues Growth
05 03 2018
Valbridge Property Advisors Leadership Team (left to right): Bernie Shaner, Daniel Kann, Jason Roos and Laird Goldsborough
Daniel Kann and Jason Roos represent the future of Valbridge. They are among the highest-quality appraisal experts I’ve encountered. I’m proud of their success.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. March 05, 2018
There’s a new generation of leadership at Overland Park-based Valbridge Property Advisors (VPA), the nation’s largest independent commercial real estate valuation firm. Valbridge President Laird Goldsborough announces the promotion of Daniel Kann and Jason Roos to managing directors. Together, they’ll head up Valbridge’s (formerly Shaner Appraisals) Overland Park office under the continued tutelage of Goldsborough and Bernie Shaner, founder and industry pioneer.
“Daniel and Jason represent the future of Valbridge. They are among the highest-quality appraisal experts I’ve encountered, and I’m proud of their success,” Goldsborough said. “Of course,...
ITC Executives to Participate in IHS CERAWeek 2018
05 03 2018
NOVI, Mich., March 5, 2018 -- Executives from ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC) the largest independent electricity transmission company in the United States, will be participating in CERAWeek 2018 by IHS Markit, the premier annual international gathering of energy industry leaders including innovators, business executives, government officials and policymakers as well as leaders from the technology, financial and industrial communities.
CERAWeek 2018 will take place March 5-9 in Houston, Texas. As described by IHS Markit, the event will include speeches, panel discussions and opportunities to network to "examine the changing dynamics of the energy markets, the impact of technology, government policies, the environment, and the global economy and explore strategies to navigate the opportunities and challenges ahead for energy."
ITC executives will be present at events throughout the week as well as participate on three panel discussions on Thursday, March 8. These executives...
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton, Texas, Convention Center Embraces Crave In-Room Tablets
05 03 2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton, Texas, Convention Center
The introduction of Crave tablets will provide a huge step towards a more connected experience that the 21st-century business traveler expects, while replacing all the paper in the rooms. - Tim O'Reilly, Chief Executive Officer of O’Reilly Hospitality Management, LLC
LONDON (PRWEB UK) 5 March 2018
Crave Interactive, the world leading developer of cloud-based digital guest service solutions for hotels, today announced a partnership with Texas located Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center to provide a revolutionary digital guest experience in all 318 of its spacious suites with Crave’s latest in-room tablets.
Crave’s sleek 8” T-Mini tablets will stand in lieu of all of the Embassy Suites property in-room printed directories and marketing materials to provide guests with real time information and personalized promotions that are updated instantly and easily by staff, as well as single-touch TV and room...
DuPont Pioneer, Bunge Announce 2018 High Oleic Soybean Contracting Program
02 03 2018
Plenish® high oleic soybean oil provides companies and foodservice operators a sustainable, U.S.-grown, soy-based trans-fat alternative with 0 grams trans-fat per serving and 20 percent less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil.
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DES MOINES, Iowa March 02, 2018
DuPont Pioneer announced today that processor-paid premiums will be offered for Pioneer® brand Plenish® high oleic soybeans contracted for the 2018 growing season in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Soybeans contracted under this program will be processed by Bunge in Delphos and Bellevue, Ohio, and their network of locations, providing growers with access to this value-added market opportunity.
“Plenish® high oleic soybean oil provides companies and foodservice operators a sustainable, U.S.-grown, soy-based trans-fat alternative with 0 grams trans-fat per serving and 20 percent less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil,” said Mike Lund, vice president, Product Management for...
Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who
02 03 2018
ST. LOUIS, MO, March 02, 2018 -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Kouchoukos celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.A thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Kouchoukos' practice areas include vascular surgery, general thoracic surgery and adult cardiac surgery, with a special emphasis on the surgical treatment...
Stealth Mark Appoints VP of Intelligence
01 03 2018
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, March 01, 2018 -- Wellness Center USA, Inc.’s (OTCQB: WCUI) wholly-owned subsidiary, StealthCo, Inc., dba Stealth Mark, is pleased to announce that Mr. Richard Neal has accepted the executive position of Stealth Mark’s Vice President of Intelligence. His primary responsibilities will focus on the further development and administration of the ActiveDuty System™ and its intrinsic, adaptable value in the global fight against counterfeiting, sex and human trafficking, and other illicit activities. Mr. Neal is a pioneer of the new discipline of Digital Sociology, serving as an evolutionary next step to the current big data intelligence technologies within Data Science applications used within business intelligence. His book, “Expanding Sentience” (ISBN: 05557726212), focusing on Online Collectivism based on a model of Mathematical Epidemiology, sets...
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