CNN launches new series ‘Saved by the Future’ with leading names in science and technology exploring the innovations that will shape our future | Nachricht

HONG KONG, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This month, CNN launches ‘Saved by the Future’, a brand-new cross-platform series in which some of the biggest names in science and technology spotlight breakthrough innovations in mobility, automation, energy, sustainability and artificial intelligence that could transform our lives in decades to come.

In the first of three 30-minute shows, host Nicki Shieldsguides conversations with Bill NyeFabien Cousteau and Kathy Sullivan, who transport us to a world of future possibilities that once seemed like mere science fiction, in everything from mobility in space to electric drones that can predict the weather.

Shields first speaks with TV Star “The Science Guy”, climate change advocate and social media sensation Bill Nye about the future of space exploration. Nye is CEO of the Planetary Society, which successfully launched its LightSail 2 spacecraft in 2019. The spacecraft is powered by solar winds

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TAAL Names Chris Naprawa as President, Announces Revisions And Additions To Its Executive Team

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – TAAL Distributed Information Technologies Inc. (CSE: TAAL) (FWB: 9SQ1) (OTC: TAALF) (“TAAL” or the “Company“) a vertically integrated, blockchain infrastructure and service provider, today announced the recruitment of Mr. Chris Naprawa as President of the Company.  In addition, Mr. Stefan Matthews, the Chairman of the board of directors of the Company, has taken on the position of Chief Executive Officer effective October 12, 2020.  In his new role as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Matthews will relocate and work from the Zug, Switzerland offices of the Company, oversee the building of the Swiss team, and lead TAAL through its next stage of development.  Mr. Jerry Chan has become Chief Product Officer, where he will leverage his deep understanding of BSV, the original Bitcoin, to drive the product vision of TAAL, strengthening TAAL’s commercial capabilities.

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Sydney Airport names new technology chief – Training & Development

Sydney Airport has appointed Sidone Thomas as general manager, technology, data and digital, replacing Nick Watts, the former general manager of technology. 

Thomas joined the airport in July 2019 as general manager, customer strategy and digital to lead the development of an end-to-end customer experience strategy. 

Prior to that, she spent 12 years at commercial property business GPT Group, beginning in marketing before being promoted into customer experience, digital and innovation roles.

Before joining Sydney Airport, Thomas was the head of digital and marketing at GPT Group for more than three years. 

Thomas replaces Sydney Airport’s general manager of technology Nick Watts, who announced he is leaving his role after four-and-a-half years at Australia’s busiest airport. 

Over the weekend, Watts posted on LinkedIn he would be taking a short break “then looking forward to a new challenge.” 

“It’s time for me to move on from Sydney Airport, and even though

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Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous: Digital Photography Review

Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II changed the camera industry forever. In more ways than one.

Looking back, I can’t honestly say I recognized the long-term impact of Canon’s big announcement at Photokina 2008. It’s only with hindsight I can see the significance of the unveiling of the EOS 5D Mark II.

It ushered in the era of Full HD video in DSLRs: that was obviously a big deal. But it was also the herald of an insidious trend in consumer cameras whose enormity is only now becoming clear.

At the time it seemed innocent enough. After all, the ‘Mark II’ was an iteration on an existing design. Sure the whole video thing meant that the second-gen model was arguably even more significant than the original ‘first-sub-$4000 full frame digital’ EOS 5D, but that ‘Mark II’ branding seemed logical, given how much it appeared to have been developed from its forebear.

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defi SOLUTIONS Names Tom Allanson CEO

Seasoned financial services executive joins growing fintech company

defi SOLUTIONS, which partners with captives, banks, credit unions, and finance companies to help lenders transform their operations, today announced the appointment of Tom Allanson as CEO. He will succeed Bret Leech, who is stepping down as CEO and leaving the company.

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Tom Allanson, defi CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

Tom has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in fintech and lending and has consistently demonstrated an ability to build, grow, and enable high-performing teams and businesses. In addition to his most recent role as head of Enterprise Payment Solutions at Fiserv, Tom has served as CEO of PerfectForms Inc.; president of digital, international, and commercial at H&R Block; and CEO and co-founder of TaxNet Inc, which was ultimately acquired by H&R Block. Tom’s unique background of technology management, entrepreneurial

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Woebot Health Names Health Technology Leader Monique Levy as Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer

Woebot Health announced today it has appointed Monique Levy to the newly-created position of Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer. Reporting to CEO Michael Evers, Levy is responsible for the growth and commercial success of the company’s proprietary therapeutic portfolio and measurement technologies that are designed to improve mental health. The appointment rounds out the company’s executive team, which also includes Founder and President Alison Darcy, Chief Clinical Officer Athena Robinson and Chief Technology Officer Casey Sackett.

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Monique Levy, Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, Woebot Health (Photo: Business Wire)

Evers, who joined Woebot Health in March, said Levy’s formidable experience building businesses and innovating care and health will be instrumental to the company’s next stage of development. “Monique’s training in clinical psychology and experience across some of the world’s most innovative data, digital health and therapeutics businesses bring incredible value

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Analytics Insight Names ‘The 10 Most Influential Women in Technology’ in September 2020

Analytics Insight has named ‘The 10 Most Influential Women in Technology 2020’ in its September magazine issue. The issue is the fourth volume featuring Influential Women in Technology in 2020.

The issue recognizes ten trendsetting women shaping the world of technology with ground-breaking innovation powered by dynamic leadership. These influential women leaders have transformed their organizations to deliver breakthrough value with farsighted vision and commitment, setting a benchmark for the industry. Here are the outstanding leaders that made it to the list:

Featuring as the Cover Story is Terese Lam, Chief People Officer at Wind River. She is also a member of the Executive Leadership Team, responsible for its global HR function. During her 21-year-plus professional career, Terese has built several businesses from scratch, enabling her to gain an intimate understanding of the workings of a business, securing customers, and what it means to manage finances.

This issue features

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A new study shows we know little about compounds in marijuana, and names don’t mean much — ScienceDaily

THC and CBD.

Anyone who has used, sold, studied or even read much about marijuana likely recognizes these acronyms as active ingredients in the plant.

But beyond intoxicating tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and therapeutic cannabidiol (CBD), there exists a diverse array of chemicals believed to quietly interact — a phenomenon known as the ‘entourage effect’ — influencing how each unique cannabis strain makes people feel.

To date, the cannabis industry has collected remarkably little data about those lesser-known compounds, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows. But that same study, published this month in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests that a surprising scientific field could play an integral role in filling the knowledge gap.

“This paper provides a very early example of how applying advanced data science techniques could give us new insight into how this plant works,” said senior-author Brian Keegan, an assistant professor in the Department of Information Science.

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Facebook names VP of product growth Alex Schultz as new CMO

To fill its empty CMO position, Facebook just promoted a longtime Facebook executive focused on product growth to the C-suite.

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Former VP of product growth and analytics Alex Schultz, who has been with the company since 2007, announced the move Tuesday in a Facebook post. Schultz will fill position left open by Antonio Lucio, who joined the company from HP in 2018 and announced his departure last month. Lucio said he was leaving the company to “dedicate 100% of my time to diversity, inclusion and equity.”

In his Facebook post, Schultz said he planned to bring “experience in segmentation, targeting, and measurement” to the table to extend Facebook’s already massive reach. Schultz, who is the executive sponsor of Facebook’s LGBTQ resource group, added a personal note to the news, writing that Facebook is the first workplace where he has “truly safe to be gay and be open about

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Five9 Names CallTower ‘US Reseller of the Year

CallTower recognized as top reseller of Five9 cloud contact center software in the United States in 2020

South Jordan, Utah, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Five9, the leading provider of cloud contact center software, named CallTower as the ‘US Reseller of the Year – 2020’ as part of their Five9 2020 Global Partner Awards. 

According to Five9, the 2020 Global Partner Awards recognize high-achieving partners committed to creating more human customer service experiences within the contact center. This effort is designed to commend the company’s resilient partner ecosystem, which contributes immensely to the success of Five9 customers worldwide. 

“Our partners have an exponential effect in making Five9 customers successful and fueling our remarkable growth. Thank you to CallTower and congratulations on winning this Five9 2020 Partner Award,” said Andy Dignan, SVP of Global Channels and Services at Five9.  

“We’re excited to be named the ‘US Reseller of the Year

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