Internet2, Cisco Team Up To Deliver Advanced Networking Technology in Support of Research and Academic Collaboration
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020
Cisco’s Internet for the Future routers and software will deliver key services for the Internet2 nationwide research and education network
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Internet2 today announced a strategic alliance with Cisco to deliver next-generation capabilities and software solutions across the U.S. research and education (R&E) infrastructure that enables scientific collaboration at a global scale. The new agreement between the two organizations focuses on delivering a national R&E network with increased capacity incrementing at 400 gigabits per second, on-demand cloud-connectivity, and a reduced carbon footprint that will remove 6681 metric tons a year of carbon from the environment. The agreement also includes collaborative opportunities for Internet2 and Cisco to support research activities and multi-domain service orchestration with campus and regional partners.
LOS ANGELES–(Business Wire)–Oblong, Inc. (NYSE American: OBLG) (“Oblong” or the “Company”), an award-winning leader in multi-stream collaboration solutions, announced today over the course of 2020 amidst the global pandemic it has been granted seven patents that further define its leadership in multi-share collaboration offerings.
Oblong’s Mezzanine™ technology platform enables team members to work together in-person and remotely in a unique multi-share environment.
“As businesses return to the workplace and develop new modes of hybrid collaboration, we expect the need for multi-share to increase significantly,” says Peter Holst, Oblong’s Chief Executive Officer. “Oblong defines multi-share as a mode of collaboration where distributed users simultaneously share, view, and work with multiple streams of content. Oblong’s Mezzanine™ is the leader in this space, with award-winning, technologically advanced offerings, and these patents further our leadership and define the pathway forward to improve upon and extend beyond the traditional conference room setting.”
As coronavirus lockdowns drag on, IT leaders are feeling hard-pressed to keep collaboration fresh among their remote workforces through video chat and other digital tools.
So some are turning to virtual reality. Fidelity Investments Inc., the financial services firm, has been exploring how virtual reality could be used to build workplace relationships among new employees working remotely. In May, it shipped brand-new virtual reality headsets made by Pico Interactive Inc. to more than 140 employees in its operations division. The workers were either new to Fidelity, or had recently moved into an operations role.
The goal was to replicate some aspects of a new-employee training program that would normally have happened in person in Boston over two weeks.
“We were able to use that visceral and collaborative element of virtual reality,” said Adam Schouela, head of emerging technology at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology, which tests and evaluates cutting-edge
The continued impact of the collaborative culture at Sci-Tech Daresbury led to a strong rise in overall sales last year, according to new figures.
Income was up 27 per cent – a 5 per cent increase on 2018 – as shown through a campus survey of 117 companies.
It also found that more than 70 per cent of firms on site are collaborating with at least one of their neighbours, generating approximately £10m in sales and cost savings.
Exports for those on campus sit at 29 per cent, with Europe remaining the key market and accounting for 50 per cent of all international sales.
Elsewhere, the survey revealed that more than 240 new products and services were developed in 2019 – nearly double that of the previous year and the highest ever figure for the campus. Sci-Tech Daresbury companies also created a net increase of 162 jobs during the period.
All facets of the oil and gas industry have suffered declines amid the COVID-19 pandemic unseen in previous downturns.
But Shannon Slocum, senior vice president of global business development and marketing and member of the executive committee at Halliburton, believes the lessons learned in previous downturns, specifically the 2015-2016 downturn, have helped companies weather the storm.
“After the second quarter, we believe the rig count is stabilizing and we’re optimistic and believe we’re seeing the beginnings of a recovery,” he said during the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association’s 2020 Summer Conference, held virtually last week.
“Nothing dramatic, but a positive start,” he said. “Our industry is not out of the woods yet – far from it. In fact, the energy sector accounts for only 2.63 percent of the Standard & Poor’s 1500, an all-time low. Something needs to change before capital comes back into our space.”
NSTDA in collaboration with KKU KMUTT KMUTNB and EVAT to find Thailand Energy Storage Technology Alliance (TESTA)
The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation by National Science and Technology Development Agency, Khon Kaen University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok in collaboration with Electric Vehicle Association of Thailand, signed a memorandum of understanding for Partnership Agreement among the founding institutes of Thailand Energy Storage Technology Alliance (TESTA).
The purpose is to establish alliances in developing storage technologies along its value chain. The event is presided over by Mr. Kittikorn Loh Sunthorn, Chairman of the Commission and Energy Commission, House of Representatives, with 5 executives from the founding institutes as witnesses. Speakers at the event included Professor M. Stanley Whittingham, winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his invention of lithium-ion batteries, along with leading Thai battery users and producers
(MENAFN – Emirates News Agency (WAM)) SHARJAH, 24th September, 2020 (WAM) — The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah, AASTS, has commenced talks for a collaboration with The Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime, FTA.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, President of the AASTMT, and Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Executive Director of Maritime Transport at FTA.
Dr. Ahmed Youssef, Associate Dean of Maritime Transport and Technology College, AASTS; Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, IMO Goodwill Ambassador and Corporate Communications Director at FTA, and Captain Abdullah Al Hayas, Director of Maritime Affairs Department, FTA, were also present.
The two sides discussed cooperation in various areas including education and training; conducting specialised research to develop the shipping, ports and logistics services, and developing training in maritime electronic capabilities and cybersecurity for shipping and maritime operations and ports. They also discussed cooperation in
Dubai, UAE: The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah (AASTS) has successfully commenced talks for a collaboration with The Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime (FTA). This will include utilising AASTS’ capabilities and the expertise of its staff to develop the UAE’s maritime sector. The move supports AASTS’ vision to strengthen the Arab maritime sector by training national cadres and providing research and development services. It also supports AASTS’ strategy to strengthen the UAE’s position as a leading maritime hub globally.
The meeting was attended by H.E.Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) and H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Executive Director of Maritime Transport at FTA. Dr. Ahmed Youssef, Associate Dean of Maritime Transport and Technology College, AASTS; Dr. Aysha Al Busmait, IMO Goodwill Ambassador and Corporate Communications Director at
Hypergiant Industries Inc. tapped a former International Business Machines Corp. official as its first chief technology officer, the artificial intelligence startup announced Tuesday.
Mohammed Farooq, who previously served as a general manager within
Global Technology Services unit, officially started Monday as CTO and general manager of products. He was also given a board seat by the Austin, Texas-based company, which offers AI technologies and services primarily to U.S. military branches, aerospace, and industrial companies.
Mr. Farooq said part of his primary vision is to develop a cloud-agnostic platform that helps companies foster greater collaboration between humans and AI systems. He said he believes the future of AI will involve autonomous applications that pair humans with machines, and the key ingredients for getting there, including corporate data troves and cloud computing, exist today.
“Building autonomous teaming apps, with humans and machines, is the future,” he said. “All the building
NASA, US Space Force Establish Foundation for Broad Collaboration
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2020
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — While advancing plans for unprecedented lunar exploration under the Artemis program, NASA also is building on a longstanding partnership with the Department of Defense with a new memorandum of understanding announced today by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and U.S. Space Force (USSF) Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond.
The agreement, discussed during a Sept. 22 Mitchell Institute virtual event, commits the two organizations to broad collaboration in areas including human spaceflight, U.S. space policy, space transportation, standards and best practices for safe operations in space, scientific research, and planetary defense.
“NASA’s partnerships are vital to ensuring America continues to lead the world in the peaceful uses of outer space,” Bridenstine said. “This agreement with the U.S. Space Force reaffirms and continues