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Two-thirds of Saudi firms see IIoT as critical to growth: Poll
June 24, 2019

RIYADH – A new report by Honeywell, the global technology leader, has revealed that two-thirds of medium-to-large organizations in Saudi Arabia (66%) believe Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies are critical to business operations, or will become critical in the next five years.

Honeywell partnered with YouGov and IDC to launch the “IIoT Market Spotlight – UAE & Saudi Arabia” study, which analyzes the views of"...

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Cinepolis reveals plan to open six Saudi cinemas by 2021
June 22, 2019

Cinépolis, the largest cinema exhibitor in Latin America and fourth largest exhibition circuit in the world, has announced the locations of six new movie theatres in Saudi Arabia.

The six cinemas will be rolled out across the kingdom over the next two years, with the first due to open in Lulu Mall, Dammam, at the end of this year, four scheduled for 2020 and the sixth for 2021.

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CSC Announces Cyber Security Findings for the Media Industry
June 22, 2019

Securing a company’s digital infrastructure has become a major concern to corporations worldwide. With leading security companies and other organizations alerting corporations and the public to recent widespread, state-sponsored domain name system (DNS) hijacking, more and more brands are starting to take action. CSC has been issuing Cyber Security Reports since 2017, culling the most important information about security risks, and in particular, risks to brands that are not mitigated by a traditional firewall. The recent research conducted by CSC focuses on the media industry, revealing that 78% of global media brands use a corporate domain registrar, yet only 37% of those have a registrar lock to protect their DNS from hijacking. Recent domain hijacking, unauthorized changes, and deletion of vital domains have shown that effectively managing domain names and DNS must become a critical component for enhancing the security posture of any company with an......

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Lumileds Highlights Environmental, Health and Safety Milestones in First Sustainability Report
June 22, 2019

Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, today released its 2018 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s progress in supporting the transition to a worldwide low-carbon economy. In the report, Lumileds highlights how its lighting solutions are contributing to positive changes in energy usage, safety, and health and wellness, supporting the company’s commitment to making the world safer, better and more beautiful with light."...

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Digitization still top priority for Saudi businesses
June 20, 2019

RIYADH — Saudi Arabian businesses have developed a strong appetite for AI and, though they are not easily swayed by hype, new research shows they are actively implementing data improvement initiatives to prepare for an AI-enabled future.

In fact, 89% of companies indicate that AI is an important topic amongst their executive management. This is according to the AI Maturity Report in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), which was recently commissioned"...

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Japan’s MHLW Approves Invivoscribe’s LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay as the CDx for Daiichi Sankyo’s Quizartinib for Treatment of Relapsed/Refractory FLT3-ITD AML. Expands Use to Include Specimens Collected in EDTA
June 20, 2019

Invivoscribe is pleased to announce that on June 5th the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) approved our LeukoStrat® CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay as the companion diagnostic for Daiichi Sankyo’s Quizartinib for the treatment of FLT3-ITD positive relapse/ refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patients in Japan. At the same time the Japanese MHLW added approval in use of EDTA collection tubes to the existing approval of heparin collection tubes used with this assay. The QuANTUM-R study demonstrated that quizartinib resulted in a statistically significant improvement in overall survival (OS) compared to salvage chemotherapy when patients were selected with the LeukoStrat CDx FLT3 Mutation Assay. Mutations in the FLT3 gene are among the most important driver mutations in AML. This milestone......

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HCL Technologies Selected by Cricket Australia as Digital Technology Partner
June 20, 2019

HCL Technologies (HCL) and Cricket Australia (CA) have today announced a multi-year partnership, with HCL being chosen as the Digital Technology Partner of CA. HCL, a leading global technology company, will help the Australian cricket’s governing body provide an elevated and immersive digital experience to cricket fans, players, partners, employees, and volunteers across the country and around the world, through CA’s digital offerings. HCL will implement its Scale Digital methodology to enable Cricket Australia to unite and inspire their cricket community through advanced digital platforms. Cricket Australia selected HCL Technologies following an extensive search for a trusted digital partner that has proven credentials in enabling digital transformation journey for leading global businesses, enhancing ecosystem orchestration, improving business agility and delivering unique experiences to all users and stakeholders. Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts......

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Ranked No. 1 Children’s Hospital in the Western U.S., Rises to No. 5 Overall
June 20, 2019

For the third straight year, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been named the top pediatric hospital in the western United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings announced today. CHLA also rose one spot from last year in U.S. News’ prestigious Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals to be ranked the No. 5 pediatric medical center in the entire nation. The Honor Roll distinguishes children’s hospitals with the most comprehensive and successful clinical specialty programs. “The talented doctors, nurses, researchers, technicians and other team members at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are unparalleled in their commitment to children’s health,” says CHLA President and Chief Executive Officer Paul S. Viviano. “CHLA is always striving to be the gold standard of pediatric care, and I am proud that when U.S. News & World Report looked at what we......

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BenQ captures the Interactive Flat Panel market with No.1 Spot in Q1’2019 & reaching 5,000 Units of IFPs sold in the Middle East Region
June 19, 2019

BenQ, leader in display solutions, has bagged two achievements in the beginning of 2019. The global pioneer has strengthened its market position with this impressive sales figure, taking them to the Number 1 spot for the sale of IFPs in the UAE and the rest of the Middle East in Q1 2019 and reaching over 5,000 units of their Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) sold in the Middle East region according to reports from Futuresource Consulting. The global pioneer has strengthened"...

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Rockwell Automation Opens New Electric Vehicle Innovation Center in Silicon Valley
June 19, 2019

Rockwell Automation, a leading solutions and services provider to the automotive industry, today opened a new 8,000 square-foot Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Center at 111 North Market Street in San Jose, California, within its Information Solutions development facility. The center will provide live manufacturing demonstrations, hands-on trials utilizing new technology and events showcasing collaboration with industry experts and Rockwell Automation partners. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190618005201/en/ Utilizing augmented and virtual reality modeling, the EV Innovation Center provides automotive start-ups and established manufacturers an environment to learn new technologies and standards, enabling them to deliver electric vehicles to market faster, with less risk and at lower cost. The combination of Rockwell Automation technology with partner technology is what makes the center......

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