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Tech Pioneers Predict the Future of Lifestyle Technology in 2015

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 03, 2015

Living in Digital Times, a series of conferences and exhibits at the 2015 International CES®, brings together the newest innovations and leading lifestyle technology experts with over 200 exhibitors and over 300 conference speakers this year. From kids that code, to high tech education, to family entertainment and tools, fitness and health and the growing senior dependency on technology, it’s clear that this year’s most innovative products at CES target consumers wanting a more digital lifestyle.

LIDT asked some top conference speakers to weigh in on the future of technology posing this question: What is the greatest impact technology will have on your field in 2015?

Advances in Technology

“Everyone in America will either have their own start up or they’ll be replaced by robots and just spend 2015 on the beach. Seriously, we can expect more collaborative maker environments and more startups doing great things. I also expect an upswing in brick and mortar stores because people are hungry for physical experiences, not just clicking. The electronic wallet and alternative forms or payment will begin to go mainstream and 2015 will be remembered as the year of the wearable.” – Robin Raskin, founder and president of Living in Digital Times

“The International CES will continue to be the place where companies big and small and from all facets of technology come together to share a common bond, a belief in innovation to help make the world a better place. In 2015, we’ll see gadgets coalesce into ecosystems to ensure even greater connectivity. Whether it’s your car, your home, or your mobile life, all of the various technologies you own will talk to each other to make our lives seamless, integrated and safer. We’ll see a new generation of products that just work.” – Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) ®

Advances in Kids Tech

“2015 will be ‘more more more’ especially more apps made by small, smart, extremely motivated publishers. They’ll help Apple further dominate the multi-touch space, further crowding out video game and toy options. The great screen debate will mature in 2015, shifting from ‘no screens’ to ‘which apps’ and the effort to help children become coders and makers will be made easier thanks to more DIY robots and various types of kits. The hype surrounding 3D printing will shift to something worth getting excited about in 2015 — 3D Goggles.” – Warren Buckleitner, editor, Children’s Technology Review; Moderator, FamilyTech

“The toy Industry looks to technology predominantly for trends. These trends typically filter down to children over time. The toy industry also looks to technology to execute new and old features in less expensive and more exciting ways. However, I believe that the greatest impact technology has on our industry is the competition that comes from it, which ultimately takes away from the sales of traditional toys. That’s why it’s important for the toy industry to remember that, as much as technology changes, advances and continues to blow our minds, we need to not lose sight of the fact that a child still needs to feel that there’s a beating heart. I believe that the toy Industry understands this in profound ways that are unique to children.” – Ben Vardi, executive vice president, SpinMaster; Panelist, FamilyTech

Advances in Education

“In a word: results. When we apply the science of learning with personalized technology that engages students and meets their needs, we can better prepare them for success in college and subsequently in the workforce. And by developing technology that supports the digital ecosystems that our schools and universities are cultivating, we can make life easier and efficient for educators, as well.” – David Levin, president and CEO, McGraw-Hill Education; Speaker, TransformingEDU

“Now that higher education has fully recovered from the Spice Girls-esque phenomenon of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), colleges and universities are focusing on using technology to improve the affordability and efficacy of their programs that students and employers actually care about: degrees. Accredited universities are utilizing online delivery to enable competency-based learning, a much more cost effective way to deliver higher education, allowing students to earn degrees for as little as $ 5,000. Other universities are employing adaptive learning and gamification, which promise to significantly improve student outcomes.” – Ryan Craig, managing director, University Ventures; Panelist, TransformingEDU

“In 2015 we will see tremendous strides made in personalized learning. The birth of the ‘adaptive MOOC’ and more ‘Open MOOCs’ will kick start the Webification of education. The Web is the most robust publisher of learning content in the world. The problem is getting that information into a learning environment that’s malleable and supportive of content of all kinds. We’re not there yet, but when it happens it might be the most transformative moment in education in the last 100 years. Publishers will thrive when this happens, too. They will be able to move beyond teaching institutional knowledge and double down on specialty content that only publishers can create, thus building a bigger moat around their business model. In addition, we will see a focus on the personalized learning experience more than the underlying technology. Many have built personalized learning solutions, but where they have failed is making them modular, adaptable, enjoyable experiences. That’s gonna chance and for the better in the coming 12 months.” – Andrew Smith Lewis, founder and executive chairman, Cerego; Panelist, TransformingEDU

Advances in Fitness and Health

“When it comes to social fitness there are three types of consumers. Those who share everything with everyone, those who share directly within their fitness community and those who track fitness data solely for personal development. To truly develop an ecosystem that provides useful information for all three of these audiences will be the challenge in 2015. Keeping existing athletes motivated and encouraging them to expand their social networks to those just starting their fitness journey is the real opportunity for growth.” – Robin Thurston, SVP Digital, Under Armour; Presenter, FitnessTech Summit

“The connected health revolution is transforming our habits by putting us at the front and center of our own health management. In order for technology to truly serve its purpose beyond early adopters, it must be invisible. Wearable needs to become truly wearable with genuine fusion between fashion and technology. Stationary sensors need to be embodied into beautiful hardware that does not come in the way of our daily routine. Upon achieving these principles, connected health devices and the technology inside of them can become true lifelong companions for better health and wellness.” – Cedric Hutchings, CEO, Withings; Speaker, Digital Health Summit

“Within the headphone category and sports headphones in particular you will see a lot more convergence with other wearable technologies. This will not only simplify the daily routine of bringing these health and fitness devices into one’s life but also make for a better value proposition encouraging more to do so.” – Bruce Borenstein, president & CEO, AfterShokz; Panelist, FitnessTech Summit

“2015 will be the year in fitness tech where the conversation moves beyond the latest whiz bang device and evolves beyond the simple reverence for more data. We will and we must start talking in terms of information and advice and acknowledge the role that coaches and trainers, be it virtual or in person, play in the larger equation.” – Michael Yang, managing director, Comcast Ventures; Moderator and Panelist, FitnessTech Summit

“The transformative changes happening across the healthcare landscape, which are being fueled by new players, products, business models, and record amounts of venture capital, have elevated the dialogue about being and staying healthy. Our job in 2015 will be to leverage technology to make health information more understandable and actionable, to improve access and the quality of care, and to help people be better healthcare consumers so they can live healthier lives.” – David Schlanger, chief executive officer, WebMD; Special Guest, Digital Health Summit

Advances in Wearables

“There will be a greater pull for highly functioning – yet aesthetically beautiful – wearables that enable a deeper connection to ourselves, our environment, and each other. Well-designed brain sensors will markedly disrupt the field of wearable technology by democratizing access to inner workings of the brain and behavior, allowing people to do more with their mind than they ever thought possible.” – Ariel Garten, CEO and co-founder of InteraXon; Panelist, FamilyTech

Advances for Seniors and Baby Boomers

“Technology can bring independence and connectedness, which can result in happier lives and offer real possibilities for people as they age. AARP recognizes that Americans 50+ are ready, willing and able to take advantage of emerging technology in 2015. These new technology products will utilize sensors that are more sensitive and less intrusive. Wearables, such as designer-quality connected watches, will surface that easily respond to voice command and address multiple needs around health and fitness, medication management, and emergency response – and also tell time. Products with greater interoperability for the connected home will be among new options. We will also see a growing number of technologies for older adults that link in their caregivers, as well as a growing number of products designed for younger age groups being bought and used by older age groups where ease of use, and plug-and-play, are the standard.” – Jody Holtzman, senior vice president, Thought Leadership, AARP; Speaker, Lifelong Tech Summit

“2015 will see two key transitions. First, the adoption of consumer technologies will play an increasingly important role in connected healthcare due to the efficiency gains through using consumer devices and bring-your-own-device models. Secondly, cost and quality accountability will continue to be a focus for healthcare institutions. These two trends together will drive a transition for connected healthcare as institutions transition from ‘pilotitis’ to ‘standard of care’ for the on-going management of those with chronic conditions and post-acute transitions. This combination, coupled with proven financial sustainability of these models, will help grow these care models in scale.” – Marcus Grindstaff, vice president, US Sales and Global Market Development, Intel-GE Care Innovations™; Speaker, Lifelong Tech Summit

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Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2015 International CES will occur January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

About Living in Digital Times:

Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces technology conferences, exhibits and events at the International CES and other locations throughout the year by lifestyle verticals. Core brands include Digital Health Summit, FitnessTech Summit, Lifelong Tech, Kids@Play Summit, Family Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, MommyTech TV, Wearables and FashionWare runway show, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, Battle of the Bands, and the KAPi Awards. The company also works with various foundations and manages the Appreneur Scholar awards program for budding mobile entrepreneurs. For more information, visit and keep up with our latest news on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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The International CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $ 211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. Follow CES online at and through social media:

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Datalogic Brings Revolutionary Retail to NRF 2015

Eugene (PRWEB) December 23, 2014

Datalogic, the global leader in the development of automatic data capture (ADC) solutions for the retail industry, will be exhibiting at the upcoming National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show in New York City, January 11 – 13, 2015 at the Javits Center in booth 3616.

Datalogic will display solutions that improve the shopping experience, increase efficiency, strengthen customer loyalty, and keep retailers ahead of their competition. Examples of the revolutionary technology that Datalogic will demonstrate will include advanced high performance checkout solutions, automated scanning, queue busting software applications, advanced imaging readers, personal shopping, and item recognition solutions.

Bill Parnell, CEO and President of Datalogic ADC says, “We listen to the voice of retailers and our channel partners, to help us create, adapt and bring to market revolutionary technologies that continually improve the shopping experience for consumers and take retailers to the next level.”

We are excited to have the opportunity to show solutions that address the key trends and future requirements of the retail industry. The NRF 2015 show in New York will offer customers an exciting platform for Datalogic to demonstrate our Revolutionary Retail concepts.

Be sure to stop by the Datalogic booth 3616 to see these and many other innovative solutions.

Datalogic Group is a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets. As a world-class producer of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors, vision systems and laser marking systems, Datalogic offers innovative solutions for a full range of applications in the retail, transportation & logistics, manufacturing and healthcare industries. With products used in over a third of world’s supermarkets and points of sale, airports, shipping and postal services, Datalogic is in a unique position to deliver solutions that can make life easier and more efficient for people. Datalogic S.p.A., listed on the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI, is headquartered in Lippo di Calderara di Reno (Bologna). Datalogic Group as of today employs about 2,400 members of staff worldwide distributed in 30 countries. In 2013 Datalogic Group achieved revenues for 450,7 million Euro and invested over 35 million Euro in Research and Development with a portfolio of over 1,000 patents across the world. For more news and information on Datalogic, please visit

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ThreatMetrix Predicts Mobile Will Represent More Than Half of Transactions in 2015 and Cybercrime Threats Will Continue to Evolve

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014

ThreatMetrix®, the fastest-growing provider of context-based security and advanced fraud prevention solutions, today announced its cybercrime predictions for the New Year. From the good, such as increased information sharing, to the bad including the difficulties protecting the Internet of Things (IoT), and the ugly – data breaches in 2015 will be larger and more sophisticated than ever before – ThreatMetrix predicts the coming year will see cybercrime evolving in new ways.

The breadth and depth of the data breaches seen by the world in 2014 was shocking – spanning major banks, e-commerce giants, healthcare giants, casinos and others, exposing hundreds of millions of usernames, passwords and credit card details. The coming year will be no different, and businesses and consumers need to be prepared for continued changes in the cybercrime landscape.

To help businesses avoid falling victim to 2015 data breaches and other attacks and to educate consumers about growing cybercrime threats, ThreatMetrix has outlined several predictions for the New Year:

    Mobile Will Represent More Than Half of Transactions During the 2015 Holiday Season
During this year’s Cyber Week, from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, mobile accounted for 39 percent of all transactions across the ThreatMetrix Global Trust Intelligence Network (The Network). By next year, ThreatMetrix predicts this number will surpass 50 percent. Additionally, as retailers make the looming switch to Europay-Mastercard-Visa (EMV) payments systems by the October 2015 deadline, those systems also accept mobile capabilities such as Apple Pay, which will also contribute to increased mobile payments.

“Consumers are far more comfortable shopping on mobile devices than they were even a year ago, and that trust is going to continue to grow,” said Alisdair Faulkner, chief products officer at ThreatMetrix. “Unfortunately, many businesses face difficulties determining the authenticity of mobile transactions through hidden cookies and geo-location data. Leveraging a global network of trust intelligence enables businesses to differentiate between previously authenticated users and potential fraudsters and will be the best way to protect sensitive information and customers against cybercrime in 2015.”

    Information Sharing Will Continue to Rise
While cybercrime threats will grow in sophistication during the coming year, information sharing about those threats within and across industries will also grow to combat those cybercriminals. For example, the financial services industry is already paving the way for growth of information sharing with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), and retailers are beginning to see the benefits of information sharing, establishing their own group this past year. The Network, which analyzes more than 850 million monthly transactions across 3,000 customers, also provides a shared view of cybercriminals’ activity, enabling companies within The Network to protect their business by accurately identifying fraudsters, as well as good customers.

“Businesses in many industries are seeing the benefit of information sharing, and that will continue to increase in the coming year,” said Andreas Baumhof, chief technology officer at ThreatMetrix. “Unfortunately, while information sharing is common practice in some industries, businesses in other industries, such as retail, are often wary of sharing too much information with competitors. However, with today’s highly organized cybercriminals, it takes a network to fight a network. The balance is between businesses sharing good data, not just big data, and maintaining a certain level of trust to stay competitive with one another.”

    Cybercriminals Will Identify New Opportunities to Compromise Personal Information
In 2014, there were many high profile data breaches that were deemed “unprecedented.” Hundreds of millions of user accounts have been compromised, including the Home Depot breach and the Russian cybercrime ring exposing 1.2 billion passwords. Most recently, the Sony breach has been a sign of cybercriminals shifting their focus to cyber sabotage. In 2015, there will be more unprecedented attacks as cybercriminals continue to become more sophisticated.

“There is no end in sight,” said Reed Taussig, president and CEO at ThreatMetrix. “Last year, ThreatMetrix predicted the password apocalypse for 2014 – and the number of major data breaches over the past year targeting user login information shows that prediction was true. There are endless opportunities for hackers to steal personal information, and that’s not going to stop in the coming year – it’s going to get worse. I would venture to guess that in 2015, one of the world’s major stock exchanges may very well be compromised, which has the potential to result in severe economic damage on a global basis.”

    The Internet of Things Will Continue to Be a Security Nightmare
One of the first major hacks to the Internet of Things came in early 2014. It can be near impossible to know when one of the many connected devices used day-to-day is compromised – from smart phones to washing machines and refrigerators – and as more devices are added to the Internet of Things in the next year, protecting these devices will become even more difficult.

“We can’t even protect our most critical assets, so how can we be expected to protect a smart fridge?,” said Baumhof. “One of the biggest problems is that many of these tools have a long lifespan and current security systems rely heavily on the ability to patch systems on a regular basis. For most of the devices within the Internet of Things, that practice is not implemented, nor feasible.”

    Health Systems Will Become a Major Target for Cybercriminals
This year, U.S. healthcare spending hit $ 3.8 trillion. Unfortunately, almost one-third of that is wasted to fraud. As more money is dedicated to the healthcare market, cybercriminals will follow the trail to cash in on the market.

“In major data breaches, cybercriminals target credit cards and login credentials, but there are other sources where money is flowing, and it’s only a matter of time before cybercriminals ramp up their attention toward those industries,” said Faulkner. “In the New Year, insurance, healthcare and pharmacies will be new focuses for fraudsters. As healthcare information makes the shift electronically via the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), fraudsters will find ways through its security holes to commit healthcare fraud and steal personal information.”

ThreatMetrix enables businesses across a wide range of industries – including e-commerce, enterprise and financial services – to securely share information about devices and personas connecting to their sites without sharing any personally identifiable information about customers or visitors. The approach ThreatMetrix takes through anonymizing and encrypting information in The Network offers a model for cybersecurity collaboration that will be essential for companies to protect their businesses in 2015 and beyond.

ThreatMetrix Resources

    Share this news on Twitter: Will #mobile account for 50% of transactions in 2015? @ThreatMetrix thinks it might, among other predictions:
    Press Release: 2013: The Year of the Password Apocalypse
    eBook: ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report: Q4 2014
    Whitepaper: Combatting Cybercrime – A Collective Global Approach
    Press Release: ThreatMetrix Announces its ThreatMetrix Global Trust Intelligence Network Has Reached 850 Million Monthly Transactions

About ThreatMetrix

ThreatMetrix builds trust on the Internet by offering market-leading advanced fraud prevention and frictionless context-based security solutions. These solutions authenticate consumer and workforce access to mission critical applications using real-time identity and access analytics that leverage the world’s largest trusted identity network.

ThreatMetrix secures enterprise applications against account takeover, payment fraud, fraudulent account registrations, malware, and data breaches. Underpinning the solution is the ThreatMetrix® Global Trust Intelligence Network, which analyzes over 850 million monthly transactions and protects more than 210 million active user accounts across 3,000 customers and 15,000 websites.

The ThreatMetrix solution is deployed across a variety of industries, including financial services, enterprise, e-commerce, payments, social networks, government and insurance.

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Digital Devices Ltd Boosts Partner Network by adding Fujitsu and Quantum

(PRWEB) December 19, 2014

With exponential data growth, Digital Devices has placed special focus on data storage solutions to better equip their customers for the future. Partnering with Fujitsu and Quantum, Digital Devices is offering customers a broad range of storage solutions from Enterprise and SME to customized solutions.

Digital Devices Ltd, a UK based company, provides data storage solutions to businesses including tape systems, virtual server data protection, tiered storage, object storage and big data management.

Ali Ameen, business development manager at Digital Devices, says: “Before creating our partnership with Fujitsu and Quantum, we were offering data storage solutions from other big name vendors. However, in a rapidly changing data growth environment, our focus is to provide our diverse customer base more agile and cost effective data storage offering. As each customer and their operational requirements are unique; we need to provide a better overall solution which keeps the capex within budget while providing long term benefits.”

As a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, Quantum provides solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. It works with small businesses to major enterprises with more than 100,000 customers trusting Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they have the end-to-end storage foundation to maximise the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity.

“We’re pleased that Digital Devices have decided to make us one of its trusted partners,” said Christo Conidaris, regional sales director. “They’ll be utilising Quantum’s disk- and tape-based data protection and archiving solutions to help it enhance and build on its current storage offering.”

Frank Reichart, Director of Storage Product Marketing, Global Marketing, Fujitsu says:

“Incredible data growth has created huge challenges for storage professionals in guaranteeing uninterrupted access to business data and maintaining differentiated server levels to various lines of business. Based on a business centric-storage approach, Fujitsu continuously introduces innovation for its ETERNUS storage products enabling the company to provide better service levels while reducing operational efforts and costs.”

Exponential data growth increases the amount of data hosted by individual storage systems which consequently exposes businesses to a higher impact from planned or unplanned system downtime. The ETERNUS Storage Cluster technology offers application-transparent failover from one storage array to another in the event that one system stops performing. The failover can be triggered automatically in case of system failures, or can be executed manually for maintenance or minor failures. By mirroring data in real time and switching transparently from one system to the other, the data assets are completely protected and business processes are safe from any interruption.

Ameen concludes: “We are confident that our extensive product offering, pre-sales consultancy, including solution architecture, and post-sales support will give our customers the confidence to take the next step in their organizations growth.”

About Digital Devices Ltd.

Digital Devices Ltd is an independent IT solutions provider specializing in data storage solutions, networking solutions, servers, computing, interactive and power management systems. Digital Devices Ltd has extensive market knowledge, consultative approach and consistent service levels which makes them a solution provider of choice across industry sectors in the UK including, finance, media and entertainment, education, science and engineering, healthcare and the public sector.

Digital Devices Ltd. also provides IT solutions featuring product ranges from HP, Cisco, IBM, Juniper, Synology, Dell, Epson, Brocade, EMC and Eaton power management systems.

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Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for sharing, preserving and accessing digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. For more information, please see and reference here.


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eMetrics Summit San Francisco Agenda Announced – It’s All About You

Santa Barbara, California (PRWEB) December 13, 2014

The full agenda for the eMetrics Summit in San Francisco (March 29 – April 2, 2015) has been released, marking a significant shift in format toward professional development and interactivity for the audience.

The eMetrics Summit, the original event about gleaning marketing insight from data, is becoming much more interactive. Major brands and top industry experts will still present, but there will be fewer keynotes and PowerPoints in favor of group activities. Attendees will have more time to discuss their business challenges and grow their network of business acquaintances, mentors and colleagues.

“If the Internet has taught us anything, it’s that people really want to learn from people,” said eMetrics Summit Founder, Jim Sterne. “Lectures and presentations are great, but you can read blogs and watch videos all day long. The real value of gathering in person has always been in the hallways and the receptions and the meals where you meet your peers and share your story. The value of going to a conference is overwhelming when the audience is respected.”

The eMetrics Summit now includes multiple opportunities to meet fellow marketing analytics professionals in a variety of undertakings: roundtable discussions, analytics exercises, speed dating, receptions and meals have been designed to make the most of gathering in person.

A powerful lineup of relevant brands to introduce important topics for discussion includes American Eagle Outfitters, AT&T, Autodesk, CVS, Electronic Arts, Ernst & Young, Facebook, Ford, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nestle and Prudential.

Additionally, top industry specialists will be providing sage advice on how to increase sales, lower costs and improve customer satisfaction with data. Experts like these will inform and be on hand to answer questions:

    Feras Alhlou (visualization)
    Gary Angel (the truth about Big Data)
    Ole Bahlmann (mobile app metrics)
    Jim Cain (analytics project management)
    João Correia (visualization)
    Tammy Everts (brain imaging)
    Adam Greco (web analytics)
    Gregory Kaminski (visualization)
    Kayden Kelly (change management)
    Ronny Kohavi (experimentation)
    Russell McAthy (online branding)
    Kelle O’Neal (data governance)
    Laura Patterson (executive communication)
    Eric Siegel (predictive analytics)
    Jennefer Veesenmeyer (dashboards)
    Monica Wheat (social media)

Sterne’s advice is, “Bring business cards! Yes, they sound old fashioned, but the ability to reach out to the people you meet at the conference is the most significant outcome of all.”

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The eMetrics Summit dates back to 2002 as the leading conference covering the impact of data & technology on marketing for professionals in marketing and IT. From early adopters leading the effort to those still in discovery mode, the eMetrics Summit is the only comprehensive event dedicated to digital analytics and marketing optimization.

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Clinical Business Intelligence Network Announces New Member

Appleton, Wis. (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

CBIN is a peer-to-peer learning community that unites healthcare leaders interested in performance improvement, clinical analytics, business intelligence and IT. Members of CBIN learn, share and connect with each other at organized events throughout the year. The collaboration facilitated by CBIN helps members realize greater value from their data and supports their performance improvement initiatives.

“Clinical business intelligence allows healthcare systems to analyze their current performance more accurately and quickly recognize where improvement opportunities exist,” said Julie Bartels, executive vice president of National Health Information for the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value, which facilitates CBIN. “We want to help our members fast track their clinical business intelligence work in order to transform the healthcare industry.”

CBIN members benefit from collective knowledge and are able to build on each other’s experience and know-how to deliver value on a bigger scale and at a faster pace. The network consists of almost twenty healthcare systems from across the United States, and it is continuing to grow each year.

“We joined HVN last year to enhance our commitment to lean value-creating principles. Joining CBIN is another step to further our performance improvement efforts,” said Roger Chen, vice president of organization transformation for Lee Memorial Health System. “We are excited to learn even more from our fellow CBIN members.”


Open since 1916, Lee Memorial Health System is the fourth largest public health system in the United States and the largest community-owned health system in Southwest Florida. With more than 10,000 employees, the system is made up of four acute care hospitals and two specialty hospitals, as well as outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers and primary care and specialty physician offices. An award-winning health care system, it provides regional programs, such as our Trauma Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital, which serve our community members from Tampa to Miami. Visit for more information.


The ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value is an education institute that believes we must have three essential elements for sustainable change in healthcare: Delivery of care designed around the patient; payment and incentives based upon value and outcomes; and transparency of performance (quality and cost) throughout the healthcare system. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, we are a small not for profit with a big mission to help change the healthcare industry. Learn more at:

Tarmin Wins SVC Big Data Storage Product of the Year Award

Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

Tarmin Inc., a global pioneer of Data Defined Storage solutions, today announced it was recently honored at The Storage, Virtualization, and Cloud (SVC) Awards, for the second consecutive year in a row, earning the ‘Big Data Storage Product of the Year’ at the Montcalm Hotel in London. The SVC Awards are voted on by end users and rewards the achievement of vendors, channel partners and end users, and honor companies and teams operating in the cloud, virtualization and storage sectors.

“Tarmin is pleased and honored that our expertise in providing big data solutions have been recognized throughout the storage, virtualization and cloud industry,” said Shahbaz Ali, Tarmin president and CEO. “Tarmin GridBank Data Management Platform allows organizations to effortlessly meet the performance and petabyte level scalability required to store and manage big data while enabling organizations to tap into their vast stores of unstructured data to gain value and competitive advantage.”

Regarded as the next generation of data management, GridBank was developed to fulfill the unmet needs of big data organizations, such as Financial Services, Oil and Gas and Healthcare that experience challenges associated with massive amounts of unstructured data. Its revolutionary data centric approach empowers organizations to consolidate the sprawl of unstructured data into a unified enterprise data repository which is exposed through a global namespace via standard network shares and cloud protocols, using a single management console. Upon ingestion, GridBank collects and indexes all metadata from file, email, SharePoint and social streams, providing a unified big data source and repository, with extensible APIs for programmatic data analysis.

GridBank is designed to provide a massively scalable, comprehensive data management solution to enable big data organizations to leverage information as a strategic business asset to achieve greater competitive advantage and to make better informed business decisions.

Jason Holloway, Director of IT Publishing at Angel Business Communications, says, “There has been a substantial increase for the SVC Awards this year, both in terms of nominations and number of votes cast. The SVC Awards recognize the users, manufacturers and suppliers operating in the cloud, virtualisation and storage sectors and are voted for by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications. All finalists did well in making the shortlist but Tarmin was the clear front runner in the Big Data Storage Product of the Year.”

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Tarmin Inc. is the leading pioneer of Data Defined Storage solutions, which unlock the value of data as a strategic business enabler, delivering a massively scalable, transparent and unified approach for consistent data management, storage, retention, security and search across cloud and traditional storage infrastructure. Tarmin GridBank empowers organizations to store, control and understand the value of data as a competitive business asset, no matter its size, location or cost by uniting application, information and storage tiers into a single, integrated data centric management architecture. Contact Tarmin for more information.

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Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition announces winners, Jvion receives top recognition

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

Jvion announced that is has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, a unique awards program from the publishers of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. Jvion received top honors in the “Data Analytics” category, as well as an overall award of “Best in Show: Fiercest Cost-Saving Solution.”

Wendy Johnson, Publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare, said, “We continue to be blown away with the high level of innovation we see from our entrants. We are honored to showcase their innovative solutions.”

The Fierce Innovation Awards recognize pioneering technologies and solutions that will catapult healthcare delivery into exciting new realms. Winners were selected by our elite team of judges, which included CIOs and technology leaders from these distinguished U.S. hospitals and health systems: JFK Health System, Mayo Clinic, Allina Health, Cook Children’s Health Care System, Duncan Regional Hospital, Aspirus, Inc., Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. Full profiles of the judges can be found at

Judges evaluated submissions based on the following criteria: quality of care and patient outcomes; care efficiency; financial impact; market validation and overall innovative “fierceness.” Finalists were selected based on calculation of the judges’ scores in each area.

Jvion is being recognized for its innovative, industry-leading product, RevEgis.

“We are deeply thankful for this award and recognition as a best-in-show solution,” said Ritesh Sharma, Jvion’s COO. “We developed RevEgis with the goals of reducing patient suffering and helping hospitals lower the cost of care. For us, being fierce means saving lives and provider resources. Receiving the Fierce Innovation Award for our category and overall honors is a validation of the work we are doing to predict patient illness, improve health, and support providers.”

RevEgis delivers predictions that target patients at risk of illnesses and adverse health events. This solution helps providers proactively apply preventative measures that reduce aspects of patient suffering from adverse conditions and related components of waste (e.g., hospital acquired infections). The solution is currently in place across a diverse provider community and is delivering inpatient, ambulatory, and population level predictions to help improve health outcomes and lower the cost of care.

To learn more about Jvion, visit

About FierceMarkets

FierceMarkets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Questex Media Group, is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, finance, and retail industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. Every business day, FierceMarkets’ wide array of publications reaches more than 1.3 million executives in more than 100 countries.

Current publications include: Energy: FierceEnergy; FierceSmartGrid; Smart Grid News Healthcare: FierceEMR; FierceHealthcare; FierceHealthFinance; FierceHealthIT; FierceHealthPayer; FierceHealthPayerAnti-Fraud; FierceMedicalImaging; FierceMobileHealthcare; FiercePracticeManagement; Hospital Impact Telecom: FierceWireless; FierceCable; FierceDeveloper; FierceOnlineVideo; FierceTelecom; FierceWirelessTech; FierceWireless:Europe / TelecomsEMEA, Telecom Asia; Life Sciences:FierceBiotech; FierceBiotechIT; FierceBiotech Research; FierceCRO; FierceDiagnostics, FierceDrugDelivery; FierceMedicalDevices; FiercePharma; FiercePharmaMarketing; FiercePharmaManufacturing; FierceVaccines; FierceAnimalHealth Enterprise IT: FierceBigData; FierceCIO; FierceCIO:TechWatch; FierceContentManagement; FierceMobileIT; FierceEnterpriseCommunications; Finance: FierceCFO; FierceFinanceIT; Government: FierceGovernment; FierceGovernmentIT; FierceHomelandSecurity; FierceMobileGovernment; Marketing & Retail: FierceCMO; FierceMobileMarketer; FierceMobileRetail; FierceRetail; and FierceRetailIT.

About Jvion

Jvion is a healthcare technology company that develops software designed to predict and prevent patient-level disease and financial losses leading to increased waste. The company offers a suite of big-data enabled solutions that combine clinical intelligence with deep machine learning to help providers protect their revenues while improving patient health outcomes. Their objective is simple, stop the waste of resources and lives by predicting and stopping losses before they ever happen.

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City of Rancho Cordova, California and Buxton Begin Retail Market Analysis

Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) December 04, 2014

The City of Rancho Cordova, California today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Buxton to study retail potential in the City’s trade area. Rancho Cordova will use Buxton’s advanced customer analytics to identify the specific retailers that match the shopping and dining habits of local consumers, using the same technology that retailers use to evaluate potential locations.

While retail development programs have traditionally relied on basic demographic information, the Rancho Cordova retail attraction program will utilize customer insights that go beyond demographics, presenting a convincing case to retailers seeking growth opportunities. Buxton’s proprietary web-based real estate platform SCOUT® will give local leaders the ability to analyze retail matches and support development decisions.

“Rancho Cordova continues to attract new residents and businesses looking for an inviting community in a convenient location,” said Curt Haven, economic development director for the City of Rancho Cordova. “We look forward to strengthening our retail development through this partnership with Buxton.”

“Today, retailers are seeking validation of site selection decisions,” said Lisa McCay, vice president in Buxton’s public sector division. “Buxton is pleased to provide Rancho Cordova with the validation it needs to attract quality retail development.”

Buxton has worked with more than 650 cities nationwide to implement retail development strategies. Client cities in California include Pasadena, Hesperia and Palm Springs.

About Rancho Cordova, California

The City of Rancho Cordova, located 10 miles from downtown Sacramento, was incorporated in 2003. With approximately 68,000 residents, the City boasts strong employment, a convenient location, and a safe and inviting atmosphere.

For more information, visit

About Buxton

In a world where big data gets a lot of attention, Buxton focuses on providing BIG answers to its clients. Since 1994, Buxton has helped more than 3,000 clients in retail, healthcare, consumer packaged goods and the public sector. We provide answers to business questions around real estate, marketing, and merchandising strategies. Our clients include Marriott, Sally Beauty Supply, GNC, and Anthropologie.

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @BuxtonCo.

Media Contacts:

Katie Russell            




Troy Holt

City of Rancho Cordova



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FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare Announce Second Annual Fierce Innovation Award Winners

WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) December 03, 2014

FierceMarkets ( announced today the winners of its second annual Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition. The Fierce Innovation Awards is a CIO-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare.

Wendy Johnson, Publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare, says, “We continue to be blown away with the high level of innovation we see from our entrants. We are honored to showcase their innovative solutions.”

Honorees were selected by an exclusive panel of judges including Neal Ganguly, VP and CIO at JFK Health System; Jessica Grosset, Vice Chair for IT Operations and Infrastructure at Mayo Clinic; Susan Heichert, CIO and Senior VP at Allina Health; Theresa Meadows, Senior VP and CIO at Cook Children’s Health Care System; Roger Neal, CIO and VP of Information Technology at Duncan Regional Hospital; Todd Richardson, CIO at Aspirus, Inc.; Ed Ricks, VP of Information Services & CIO at Beaufort Memorial Hospital; and Lac Tran, CIO at Rush University Medical Center.

Judges evaluated submissions based on the following criteria: quality of care and patient outcomes, care efficiency, financial impact, market validation, and overall Fierceness and Innovation. The judges also announced several elite “Best in Show” winners. These best-of-the-best winners were deemed by our judges to have the best overall solution in the following areas:

Fiercest Cost-Saving Solution

Jvion: RevEgis

Fiercest Engagement Solution

M2Sys Technology: RightPatient®

Fiercest New Product/Service

eHealth Technologies: eHealth Connect Image Exchange

The Fierce Innovation Award Winners are:

    Clinical Information Management:

Penn Medicine – University of Pennsylvania Health System: Penn Connexus

    Data Analytics:

Jvion: RevEgis    


RazorInsights: ONE Electronic Health Record ®

Mobile Health Solutions:

Imprivata: Imprivata Cortex

Population Health Management:

Wellbe: Guided CarePath

Privacy Security:

M2Sys Technology: RightPatient®

Revenue Cycle Management:

Simplee: Simplee®PAY

Health Information Exchange:

eHealth Technologies: eHealth Connect Image Exchange

About FierceMarkets

FierceMarkets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Questex Media Group, is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, finance, and retail industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. Every business day, FierceMarkets’ wide array of publications reaches more than 1.3 million executives in more than 100 countries.

Current publications include: Energy: FierceEnergy; FierceSmartGrid; Smart Grid News Healthcare: FierceEMR; FierceHealthcare; FierceHealthFinance; FierceHealthIT; FierceHealthPayer; FierceHealthPayerAnti-Fraud; FierceMedicalImaging; FierceMobileHealthcare; FiercePracticeManagement; Hospital Impact Telecom: FierceWireless; FierceCable; FierceDeveloper; FierceOnlineVideo; FierceTelecom; FierceWirelessTech; FierceWireless:Europe / TelecomsEMEA, Telecom Asia; Life Sciences:FierceBiotech; FierceBiotechIT; FierceBiotech Research; FierceCRO; FierceDiagnostics, FierceDrugDelivery; FierceMedicalDevices; FiercePharma; FiercePharmaMarketing; FiercePharmaManufacturing; FierceVaccines; FierceAnimalHealth Enterprise IT: FierceBigData; FierceCIO; FierceCIO:TechWatch; FierceContentManagement; FierceMobileIT; FierceEnterpriseCommunications; Finance: FierceCFO; FierceFinanceIT; Government: FierceGovernment; FierceGovernmentIT; FierceHomelandSecurity; FierceMobileGovernment; Marketing & Retail: FierceCMO; FierceMobileMarketer; FierceMobileRetail; FierceRetail; and FierceRetailIT.