Interlogix Plans To Dismantle Its Businesses In The United States And Canada By The End Of The Year | #TpromoCom #Interlogix #Business #Security | Interlogix, a division of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, announces a plan to dismantle its businesses in the United States and Canada by the end of the year.
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Here is a statement from the company: “After a thorough portfolio review of our security business, we have communicated our plans to wind down our Interlogix U.S. and Canada businesses. This decision will allow us to focus on the significant growth opportunities for our other fire and security businesses, including LenelS2.”
Interlogix products will be manufactured and orders fulfilled through 2019 and will be available for purchase from distributors and dealers during ‘a well-coordinated transition period,’ according to the company.
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Altair Names Andrea Siudara New Chief Information Officer | #TpromoCom #Altair #Global #Tech #Technology | Former Ford senior executive to lead global technology and IT organization
TROY, Mich., Sept. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Altair, (Nasdaq: ALTR) a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, today announced that Andrea Siudara has joined as Chief Information Officer.
Siudara will lead Altair’s global information technology team, overseeing Altair’s IT systems, enterprise business systems and IT business strategy globally. Additionally, she will support strategic company initiatives as a member of the Altair executive leadership team.
Siudara brings nearly 20 years of experience in leading large-scale, global IT organizations for major companies. Most recently she was global director, sales and marketing IT for Ford Motor Company. She has held previous executive roles at Delphi, Dell and General Motors.
“Andrea’s customer-centric approach to technology will be an asset as we expand our global footprint,” said James Scapa, Altair founder and chief executive officer. “As we continue our pace of growth, organic and through acquisition, we will draw on her expertise to lead our organization through transformational change, connecting IT to the needs of the business and aligning IT costs. She also brings the perspective of enterprise customers to Altair as we position our data analytics offerings to drive digital transformation.”
Siudara has an acknowledged track record of aligning information technology with business goals to reduce complexity, accelerate growth, facilitate change, and improve operations.
“I am honored to be joining Jim and the Altair family,” said Siudara. “Altair solutions are helping drive true engineering and data intelligence innovation across industries worldwide. I’m looking forward to advancing our ability to positively impact so many customers and enabling our internal systems to be a platform for Altair’s growth.”
Siudara holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University.
Siudara succeeds Martin Nichols, who has been named chief purchasing officer and will be responsible for global purchasing, budget tracking and facilities management.
Royal Boon Edam Group Announces New President to Lead the Americas Subsidiary | #TpromoCom #Americas #Management #Business | Royal Boon Edam, a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Valerie Anderson as the new President and Managing Director of Boon Edam Inc., the subsidiary responsible for sales in the Americas. (scroll to continue)
“It is with confidence and enthusiasm that this appointment was agreed as Valerie has proven to be a capable and dedicated member of the team, says Lourens Beijer, Chief Commercial Officer at Royal Boon Edam International BV. “We believe this is a great ‘next step’ for Valerie’s experience and passion for exceeding our customer’s expectations, and a great opportunity for Boon Edam as a whole.”
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What is Coworking | #TpromoCom #Business #WorkFromHome #Cloud | Being alone together, with a twist. In short, coworking is like working with like-minded people in a shared space. Coworking used to be a location, now it is more of a mindset. The counter-movement that it was – people on bean bags with bare feet in large empty spaces – has now grown into mainstream acceptance. Coworking is for all of us.
It was just a guy that was unhappy with the situation
‘It was me’ says the inventor of coworking in an interview with himself on his own blog. ‘It was me who invented the coworking space. Whatever you read on Wikipedia.’
Just like many other inventions, coworking started out of personal frustration. Frustration that was apparently shared by many. Ultimately one person took the first step and did something about it. He rented a room and made it available to other people with the same frustrations as himself. This was the very beginning of coworking. Twenty years later – and with it many developments, bean bags and ferns – we have arrived at the current concept of coworking. Actually, it’s very logical that we ended up here. The same logic that prescribes that coworking is not a place for hipsters who just want to rebel against the norm, but it is something for everyone.
Marketers Take Note: Facebook is Changing its Ad Format from Next Month | #TpromoCom #Marketing #Business #Facebook | If you’re using Facebook for advertising, you need to be aware of this update.
Over on the Facebook Business blog, The Social Network has announced that – starting from August 19th – mobile News Feed ads will be compressed in order to “match the look and feel of the new Facebook design introduced earlier this year”.
Editor’s Note: If you’re in charge of marketing in your company, you should read this article. It will affect you whether or not you read it. You may as well get a leg up on it now. –Al Colombo
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Gradiant, top 10 in the international competition CVPR 2019 | #TpromoCom #AccessControl #Biometric #Security | The challenge focused on evaluating the best facial recognition technologies to detect spoofing attacks using multimodal information.
The competition was held in the framework of the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) event, to be celebrated next week in California. Gradiant is presenting its work focused on facial anti-spoofing Gradiant did it again. Our biometric technology experts recently participated in ‘Chalearn Workshop on Face Spoofing Attack’ of CVPR 2019, an international competition focused on evaluating the performance of facial biometric systems for spoofing attack detection using multimodal information. The challenge focused on using the latest advances on artificial intelligence research to create robust and accurate anti-spoofing algorithms.
Gradiant’s team ranked worldwide 8th in this competition, with more than 300 biometric technology experts all over the world. The work of our colleagues was in the top 10 teams worldwide and second in the European top, in advance of other leading organizations in facial recognition technology such as Idiap Research Institute or the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), CAS of China.
The most important machine vision conference in the world
The competition was held within the framework of the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Congress (CVPR 2019), to take place from June 16th to 20th in Long Beach (California). “CVPR is the international reference event in artificial intelligence applied to artificial vision” pointed out Daniel González, director of Multimodal Information at Gradiant.
The team is going to present ‘Deep Anomaly Detection for Generalized Face Anti-Spoofing’ paper in California. It is focused on a facial anti-spoofing proposal for the detection of anomalies by using deep learning techniques without the need to process a whole video, just by using RGB images. With this information, the algorithm we have developed can determine whether the person in the picture is real or it is a spoofing attack.
“Presenting our solution in the CVPR, beyond the position obtained in the competition, is a recognition of the quality of Gradiant’s technologies,” Gonzalez said. This work is going to be exhibited in oral and poster format during the event, and attendees can discover our technology in detail on Monday 17th June from 11:00 to 11:20 hours in space 102 B.
As a result of our expertise in biometric facial recognition solutions, we take advantage of our identity verification solutions to solve competition’s challenge: to detect spoofing attacks using multimodal information (information from three information sources: RGB images, depth and IR).
Accredited international background
It’s not the first time that Gradiant gets a great score in a competition like this. Back in 2017, our facial recognition system obtained the highest score in all test at the IJCB 2017 conference, ahead of companies such as FUJITSU Laboratories LTD (Japan), CpqD and University of Campinas (Brazil) or Idiap Research Institute (Switzerland). In addition our colleagues presented our solutions at the most important biometrics congress, the International Conference on Biometrics (ICB 2019).
With more than ten years of experience in biometric research, Gradiant has been able to transfer secure technologies to sectors such as banking, health and security. Following this philosophy, we make available our biometric technologies for mobile devices in three complementary modalities: face, voice and signature recognition.
Gradiant is private technology ICT centre focused on connectivity, intelligence and security technologies. Gradiant is an innovation provider, with over 10 years of experience on technology incubation and more than 100 engineers, Gradiant has a footprint in 29 countries and over 170 customers.
After ten years of activity, Gradiant has quintupled the license agreements of its innovation projects in the last two years, which already reach 150 licenses in 18 countries. Some recent public international references include Telefónica, Vodafone, Samsung, PSA Peugeot Citroën, NATO, Indra, Everis, Babcock international, and Boeing.
ASSA ABLOY acquires De La Rue´s Citizen Identity Business in the UK | #TpromoCom #Identification #ID #Passport | ASSA ABLOY has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue, a leading passport manufacturer based in the UK.
“De La Rue´s international identity solutions business is a strategic technological addition to the ASSA ABLOY Group. The company reinforces our current offering within secure identity solutions. The acquisition of De La Rue´s identity solutions business considerably enhances the Group´s position within citizen ID and will provide complementary growth opportunities,” says Nico Delvaux, President and CEO of ASSA ABLOY.
“With complementary products, solutions and services that are highly synergistic with HID Global’s current offerings, De La Rue’s identity solutions business is an excellent strategic fit with our mission to power the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things,” says Stefan Widing, Executive Vice President and Head of HID Global. “Customers of both organizations will benefit from the expanded range of e-government solutions that will be offered as a result of the acquisition.”
The identity solutions business of De La Rue has some 200 employees, and the main office is located in Basingstoke, UK.
Sales for the acquired business’ fiscal year to 30 March 2019 was about GBP 38 million (approx. SEK 460 million) and the acquisition will be neutral to EPS from start.
The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions and is expected to close during the third quarter of 2019.
For more information, please contact:
Nico Delvaux, President and CEO, tel. no: +46 8 506 485 82
Erik Pieder, CFO and Executive Vice President, tel. no: +46 8 506 485 72
Björn Tibell, Head of Investor Relations, tel. no: +46 70 275 67 68
About ASSA ABLOY
The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of SEK 84 billion. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY’s innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world. (Source: click here)