Arizona Care Network and Cigna Form New Alliance to Improve Health Care for Maricopa County Members

Arizona Care Network and Cigna Form New Alliance to Improve Health Care for Maricopa County Members Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cigna and Arizona Care Network (ACN) have entered into an alliance to jointly offer health plans in Maricopa County that will provide access to quality health care at a more affordable cost. New arrangements will be available to local employers and their workforces starting April 1.

ACN, a large, high-performing provider network, helps reduce health care costs for its members by improving how care is managed. This alliance extends Cigna’s relationship with ACN, which already participates in Cigna’s value-based Cigna Collaborative Care program. The alliance builds on the strengths of both organizations to provide people with care that is better coordinated, and it offers an easier way to navigate the health care system with a high level of personalized service.

Individuals enrolled in a health plan offered through the new alliance will have access to a customized network of doctors, hospitals, and other health resources that are part of ACN’s broad network. This includes Dignity Health, Abrazo Community Health Network, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and hundreds of independent providers in more than 1,200 locations. One of the best ways for individuals to save on their health care costs is to see providers within their network for care. ACN’s free mobile application MyAZDoc is an on-the-go directory of all these in-network providers and facilities.

Individuals will also have access to Cigna One Guide® for personal support and guidance. Cigna One Guide can help customers with everything from finding the right doctor, to understanding their health plan and accessing a clinical team to help them choose the right care.

“We recognize that one of the most pressing issues facing employers and individuals alike is the affordability of quality health care,” said Kim Shepard, president of Cigna’s Arizona market. “By assembling a customized network of primary care doctors, specialists and hospitals, we’re collaborating with local providers to make health care easier and deliver a personalized experience for Maricopa County customers focused on the greater use of evidence-based medicine to achieve better health outcomes.”

“Together with Cigna, we can develop health plans that provide access to quality care and help achieve our common goals – better health, a better experience for our patients, and a lower total cost of care,” said Dr. David Hanekom, CEO, Arizona Care Network. “When providers and payers work in concert, we can build a better health care system and deliver better value for employers and individuals, while also helping to create stronger, healthier communities.”

The alliance will be governed by a joint operating committee comprising representatives from both parties.

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna HealthCare of Arizona, Inc., Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, or their affiliates. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 95 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

About Arizona Care Network

Arizona Care Network is a physician-led and governed accountable care organization, with more than 5,000 clinicians providing a broad range of clinical and care coordination services to adult and pediatric patients in Maricopa and Pinal counties. ACN is a partnership between Dignity Health Arizona and Abrazo Community Health Network, and includes Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s largest children’s hospitals, and Maricopa Integrated Health System. The network is comprised of primary care and specialty physicians, along with skilled nursing and home health agencies, imaging centers, retail clinics, urgent care and emergency centers, and 14 acute care and specialty hospitals. For more information, visit www.azcarenetwork.org.

Henkel Awards Suppliers for Outstanding Contributions

Henkel Awards Suppliers for Outstanding Contributions Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

ORLANDO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the 11th time, at the 2018 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, from January 29th to February 2nd in Orlando, Florida, Henkel presented 15 awards to its top suppliers for their best-in-class performance in 2017. This year for the first time, Henkel awarded one winner and two second prizes for each of the five categories. The Beauty Care winner as Best Innovation Contributor was Clariant, the winning Sustainability Award went to Solvay. For Laundry & Home Care, the winning award for Best Innovation Contributor was given to IFF, the Sustainability Award winner was DuPont. Winner of the “Best Supply Performance” of Finance/Purchasing was Novozymes.

With a review of the year 2017 and a recap of Henkel’s 2020+ strategy, Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Corporate Senior Vice President R&D Laundry & Home Care, opened the award ceremony and welcomed more than 200 representatives of more than 30 major suppliers. As a symbol for the strong support by Henkel’s raw material suppliers in winning together, he outlined that this year for the first time, not only the winners in each of the five award categories were honored on stage, but also two second-prize winners per category.

Clariant won the award as “Best Innovation Contributor Beauty Care 2017”

Thomas Förster, Corporate Vice President R&D Beauty Care, explained the advantages of the newly developed Perlogen SF3000 by Clariant, a liquid pearlizing concentrate with 30 percent better efficiency when compared with standard pearlizers. Henkel Beauty Care applies this new ingredient in its shampoos for a silky shine that makes them appear richer. The winners of the second prize were Ashland for novel cationic polymers with excellent care properties both in styling and in hair care, and Symrise for a multi-component formulation solution for high sunlight protection factor skin care creams combining skin protection with the benefits of a day cream.

Solvay honored as winner of the “Sustainability Award Beauty Care 2017”

For its sustainable guar initiative that has empowered already 4,000 guar farmers in India, Solvay received the winning Sustainability Award for Beauty Care. “Guar is a source of natural polymers used in home and personal care products,” said Thomas Förster, Corporate Vice President R&D Beauty Care. “We apply this sustainable ingredient in the Fiber Therapy technology of our Gliss Kur Hair Repair range.” The second prizes went to Agrana for tailor-made, residue-free starches used in high-performing dry shampoos to reduce the usage of hot water, and to UPM Raflatac for its innovative RafCycle label liner recycling process which converts liner waste to pulp and paper, enabling Henkel to recycle 500 tons of liner waste per year in its plants and to save more than 40 percent of energy and 10 percent of water in the paper production process.

IFF is winner as “Best Innovation Contributor Laundry & Home Care 2017”

“To our new Suprême range of fabric finishers with fine fragrance perfume oils, IFF made a major contribution with the combination of multi-phase capsule technology with substantive aroma-chemicals for a superior long-lasting scent experience,” said Michael Dreja, Corporate Director Research Laundry & Home Care. BASF was honored as second prize winner for the joint development of an entirely new high-performance ingredient for liquid laundry detergents with unique performance benefits in stain removal. Novozymes received the award as second prize winner for their enzyme technology for hand dishwashing detergents with Duo-Effect removing fat, starch and burnt-in residues while keeping the sink clean, supporting this dishes & drain benefit with a highly convincing, strong visual demonstration.

DuPont awarded as winner of the “Sustainability Award Laundry & Home Care 2017”

DuPont provided Henkel with a high-performance enzyme for best-in-class wash results in a broad range of detergents. “DuPont’s innovative enzyme technology exhibits superior efficiency at comparably low dosage. This saves material, time and money and is a perfect example for sustainability contribution,” stated Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum, Corporate Senior Vice President R&D Laundry & Home Care. Second prize winners in this category were Sasol for a new raw material solution for efficient sourcing compatible with a broad product portfolio enabling efficient material management in Henkel’s production plants, as well as Evonik for a unique specialty ingredient for easy ironing that reduces wrinkles and ironing friction through the wash and by this reduces ironing effort, time and energy.

Novozymes is winner of “Best Supply Performance 2017” award

Key elements for outstanding supply performance are excellent operational performance and best-in-class service combined continued progress in risk management and supplier managed inventory. “Novozymes pioneered in a joint transformation roadmap towards an interconnected supply chain,” said Thomas Holenia, Corporate Vice President Global Purchasing Raw Materials. Second prizes winners were Shell for excellent support during tight market situations and supply bottlenecks, and Stepan for their significant effort to secure the supply of a complex portfolio with huge volumes

Bertrand Conquéret, President Global Supply Chain and Corporate Vice President Purchasing at Henkel, concluded by thanking all suppliers for their continued strong support as part of ONE!Henkel team. He encouraged the suppliers to continue the journey to mitigate risk and volatility, to go together for sustainability and digitalization, and to invent for superior products to Henkel’s consumers.

About Henkel

Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2016, Henkel reported sales of 18.7 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 3.2 billion euros. Combined sales of the respective top brands of the three business units – Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Persil – amounted to more than 6 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 50,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com.

Halo Top Creamery Launches Seven New Non-Dairy and Vegan-Friendly Flavors

Halo Top Creamery Launches Seven New Non-Dairy and Vegan-Friendly Flavors Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Halo Top is thrilled to announce the launch of seven new non-dairy and vegan-friendly pints hitting retailers nationwide in early February. The latest additions to Halo Top’s non-dairy portfolio include two completely original flavors, Toasted Coconut and Vanilla Maple, alongside fan-favorite flavors, Pancakes & Waffles, Birthday Cake, Candy Bar, Chocolate Almond Crunch and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Made with coconut milk, the latest non-dairy flavors deliver on the decadent taste Halo Top is known for. The demand for dairy alternatives has increased significantly over the past few years, and these new flavor offerings give fans even more delicious options to choose from.1

“When we launched our original line of non-dairy flavors, we knew we wanted to expand to include even more indulgent options,” said Justin Woolverton, Halo Top CEO and Founder. “We know our fans look to us for variety and creativity in our flavors, and we want to make sure we always address those requests for our dairy-averse and vegan fans as well.”

In addition to transitioning five flavors from its existing dairy portfolio, Halo Top also welcomes two brand-new flavors:

  • Toasted Coconut – Flakes of toasted coconut add a sweet surprise to this creamy coconut pint serving up tropical vibes
  • Vanilla Maple – With a hint of maple, this game-changing pint elevates the iconic vanilla taste to another level

Named one of TIME Magazine’s “25 Best Inventions of 2017,” Halo Top has transformed the ice cream category. The newest seven non-dairy flavors will join Halo Top’s collection of 31 decadent yet guilt-free ice cream pints, including classics like Vanilla Bean and Chocolate, which complement other fan-favorite flavors like Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Birthday Cake. Each of the non-dairy flavors ranges from 280-360 calories, with only 16-28 grams of sugar in the entire pint (i.e., 4-7 grams of sugar per serving). These brand-new pints are among seven other recently launched vegan-friendly flavors, including Sea Salt Caramel, Oatmeal Cookie and Cinnamon Roll.

To taste the latest non-dairy and vegan-friendly flavors from Halo Top, head over to the freezer section of grocery retailers nationwide in February or purchase online here beginning today! To learn more about Halo Top, go to www.halotop.com or visit Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About Halo Top Creamery

Los Angeles-based Halo Top Creamery was founded in 2011 by former lawyer turned ice cream aficionado, Justin Woolverton, while he was on a quest to find an ice cream he could enjoy without the guilt. Delivering premium ice cream people can actually feel good about eating, Halo Top is crafted with only the finest ingredients. Halo Top is available nationwide in the freezer aisle. For more information, please visit www.halotop.com and follow Halo Top on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Hogan Assessments任命Scott Gregory為執行長

Hogan Assessments任命Scott Gregory為執行長 Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

俄勒岡州塔爾薩–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(美國商業資訊)–Hogan Assessment Systems, Inc.週一宣佈,Scott Gregory將出任公司執行長,於2018年3月1日生效。現任執行長Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic已經辭職並將於2018年2月28日離開公司。

創辦人兼總裁Robert Hogan表示:「Tomas一直給予公司不懈的支持,表現出色。他將一直是Hogan大家庭的親密朋友和重要成員。他是一名重要的思想領袖,我們期望在以後的研究、報告和專案中能與他繼續合作。我們感謝他對公司的許多貢獻,祝福他在以後的工作中繼續大獲成功。」

Gregory是Hogan的第一批員工,他在Robert和Joyce Hogan指導下取得塔爾薩大學博士學位。他擁有在全球企業工作的廣泛經驗,包括在Pentair擔任人才管理和組織發展副總裁12年。他還曾是Personnel Decisions International以及Hogan合作夥伴MDA Leadership Consulting的顧問,並曾在麥卡利斯特學院和聖奧拉夫學院教授工業和組織心理學。

Gregory於2013年重新加入Hogan,並於2016年晉升為合夥人和顧問業務副總裁,領導Hogan的國內和國際顧問團隊。在整個職業生涯中,他曾為近半數財星100大企業提供顧問服務,並曾在北美及南美、澳洲、亞洲和歐洲廣泛提供個性評估服務。

Hogan表示:「Scott最適合擔任Hogan新任執行長。他對Hogan服務的各類客戶組織有深入瞭解,早年在Hogan工作期間就累積了有關我們評估和研究的深厚知識,並能夠展示我們賴以成名的品質和客戶服務水準。他對公司的貢獻、對Hogan的熱情以及對持續改進的承諾,使他成為Hogan未來的最佳人選。」

關於Hogan Assessments

Hogan Assessments是提供以研究為基礎的綜合性格測評和顧問服務的全球領導者。以數十年的科學研究為基礎,Hogan幫助企業招聘適當人選、培養關鍵人才和評估領導人潛力,以大幅降低失誤和提高生產力。Hogan在57個國家以46種語言提供測評服務,逾70%的財星500大企業皆使用其服務。欲瞭解更多資訊,請造訪www.hoganassessments.com

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Hogan Assessments任命Scott Gregory为首席执行官

Hogan Assessments任命Scott Gregory为首席执行官 Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

俄勒冈州塔尔萨–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(美国商业资讯)–Hogan Assessment Systems, Inc.周一宣布,Scott Gregory将出任公司首席执行官,于2018年3月1日生效。现任首席执行官Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic已经辞任并将于2018年2月28日离开公司。

创始人兼总裁Robert Hogan表示:“Tomas一直对公司予以不懈支持且表现出色。他将一直是Hogan大家族的亲密朋友和重要成员。他是一名重要的思想领袖,我们期望在以后的研究、报告和项目中能与他继续合作。我们感谢他为公司所作的许多贡献,祝他在以后的工作中继续取得巨大成功。”

Gregory是Hogan的第一批员工,他在Robert和Joyce Hogan指导下取得塔尔萨大学博士学位。他拥有在跨国公司工作的广泛经验,包括在Pentair担任人才管理和组织发展副总裁12年。他还曾是Personnel Decisions International以及Hogan合作伙伴MDA Leadership Consulting的顾问,并曾在麦卡利斯特学院和圣奥拉夫学院教授工业和组织心理学。

Gregory于2013年重新加入Hogan,并于2016年晋升为合伙人和咨询副总裁,领导Hogan的国内和国际咨询团队。在整个职业生涯中,他曾为近半数财富100强企业提供咨询服务,并曾在南北美洲、澳大利亚、亚洲和欧洲广泛开展个性评估。

Hogan表示:“Scott最适合担任Hogan新任首席执行官。他对Hogan服务的各类客户组织有着深入了解,早年在Hogan工作期间就积累了有关我们评估和研究的深厚知识,并能够展示我们赖以成名的质量和客户服务水平。他对公司的贡献、对Hogan的热情以及对持续改进的承诺使他成为Hogan未来的最佳人选。”

关于Hogan Assessments

Hogan Assessments是提供以研究为基础的综合性格测评和咨询的全球领导者。以数十年的科研为基础,Hogan通过帮助企业招聘适当人选、培养关键人才和评估领导人潜力以大幅降低失误和提高生产力。Hogan在57个国家以46种语言提供测评服务,被逾70%的财富500强企业所使用。欲了解更多信息,请访问www.hoganassessments.com

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Agilent Partners with Science Exchange

Agilent Partners with Science Exchange Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced a partnership with Science Exchange, the world’s leading enterprise platform for outsourced research and development services. The partnership will promote access to Agilent-enabled services to the research community worldwide.

“We continuously seek to improve our customer experience and streamline access to Agilent solutions,” said Carolina Livi, Ph.D., academic segment manager for Agilent. “This partnership with Science Exchange will provide the fastest path for our customers to service providers utilizing Agilent products globally and ultimately accelerate their research efforts.”

Central to the partnership with Science Exchange is the Agilent-Science Exchange portal that allows Agilent customers to search and request a quote for Agilent-enabled research services directly from Agilent.com. Science Exchange’s ISO-9001 certified verification program is employed to qualify each listed provider, and the platform incorporates industry-leading data security infrastructure so that Agilent customers can utilize the portal with confidence.

“Efficient access to providers with unique technology is increasingly at the core of R&D strategy across our industry, particularly as returns on R&D investments have come into question in recent years,” said Elizabeth Iorns, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Science Exchange. “We are excited to partner with Agilent to extend the Science Exchange enterprise platform and to provide immediate access to hundreds of qualified providers offering Agilent-enabled services.”

Agilent and Science Exchange will co-market the new portal beginning in February 2018 and will collaborate to analyze utilization trends of both service providers and Agilent products.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics, and applied chemical markets. With more than 50 years of insight and innovation, Agilent instruments, software, services, solutions, and people provide trusted answers to its customers’ most challenging questions. The company generated revenues of $4.47 billion in fiscal 2017 and employs 13,500 people worldwide. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com.

About Science Exchange
Science Exchange is the world’s leading and most secure platform for outsourced research, providing an efficient procure-to-pay platform for ordering 6,000+ services from a network of more than 2,500 qualified scientific service providers, all with pre-established contracts in place that protect client intellectual property and confidentiality. The platform increases access to innovation and improves productivity, freeing scientists from administrative tasks and delays associated with sourcing, establishing and managing service provider contracts. Additionally, the Science Exchange enterprise program enables large R&D organizations to consolidate research outsourcing spend into a single strategic relationship, driving efficiency, improving transparency and oversight, and delivering cost savings. Since being founded in 2011, Science Exchange has raised more than $58 million from Norwest Venture Partners, Maverick Capital Ventures, Union Square Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Index Ventures, OATV, the YC Continuity Fund, and others. For more information, visit www.scienceexchange.com.

Hilton and American Express Celebrate New Co-Branded Credit Cards With Special Bonus Offers and Experience

Hilton and American Express Celebrate New Co-Branded Credit Cards With Special Bonus Offers and Experience Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton and American Express celebrate the launch of the upgraded Hilton Honors American Express co-branded credit card portfolio with the announcement of special bonus offers for consumers and small business owners who sign up for the newly available cards. The four Card portfolio – the no-annual-fee Hilton Honors American Express Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card, the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card and the Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card – reflect the benefits and value consumers and small business have asked for, delivering the most rewarding Hilton Honors credit cards ever.

The following special bonuses are now available for new cardholders:

  • Hilton Honors American Express Card:
    • Earn 50,000 Points after you spend $1,000 in first 3 months.
  • Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card:
    • Earn up to 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points.
    • 75,000 Points after you spend $2,000 or more in first 3 months and an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after you make an additional $1,000 in purchases in your first 6 months.
  • Hilton Honors American Express Business Card:
    • Earn up to 100,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points.
    • 75,000 Points after you spend $3,000 in your first 3 months and an additional 25,000 Bonus Points after you make an additional $1,000 in purchases in your first 6 months.
  • Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card:
    • Earn 100,000 Points after you spend $4,000 in your first 3 months.

“Hilton Honors and American Express designed the new card portfolio to give every type of traveler more personalized access, benefits, service and ways to earn Points,” said Mark Weinstein, Hilton’s Senior Vice President and Global Head of Customer Engagement, Loyalty and Partnerships. “We are excited to offer our current Hilton Honors cardholders even more value through the updated Cards and to offer these new sign-up bonuses to inspire new cardholders to explore the world with Hilton and American Express — enjoying all the perks that come from being a Hilton Honors member.”

As the music industry’s biggest weekend wraps up in New York City, Hilton and American Express are celebrating their unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences available to cardholders with an exclusive celebration at the Conrad New York headlined by The Chainsmokers and Charlie Puth.

“We’re excited to perform at an event that celebrates the partnership between Hilton and Amex,” said Andrew Taggart, lead singer for The Chainsmokers.

Hilton Honors American Express Card Members will continue to enjoy elevated access to music, sports and culture & dining experiences through the Hilton Honors auction platform, which provides members access to “money can’t buy” experiences.

“Hilton and American Express are bringing together over 200 years of experience helping travelers,” said Eva Reda, Executive Vice President, Co-Brand Partnerships, American Express. “We’re excited about the dynamic experiences we’ll be providing to our Card Members that celebrate travel.”

As part of the evening, select Hilton Honors members and small businesses will also participate in the Business Corner, an embedded experience designed to highlight the benefits of the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card and trends in business travel.

For more information about the new Hilton Honors American Express cards, click here. To enroll in Hilton Honors, click here. It’s fast, free and easy to join.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.

About Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 69 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (hiltonhonors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, or race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHonors.com or connect with Hilton Honors at news.hiltonhonors.com.

About American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com, and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpress, instagram.com/americanexpress, linkedin.com/company/american-express, twitter.com/americanexpress, and youtube.com/americanexpress.

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U.S. Army Selects BAE Systems to Develop Advanced Precision Guidance Kits for Artillery Shells

U.S. Army Selects BAE Systems to Develop Advanced Precision Guidance Kits for Artillery Shells Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

HUDSON, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems an $8 million contract to develop modernized precision-guidance kits that ensure the accuracy of 155-millimeter artillery munitions. These kits enable munitions to make in-flight course corrections even in GPS-jammed environments.

The trajectory corrections of BAE Systems’ precision-guidance kits improve the strike accuracy of the munitions. This precision strike capability also allows warfighters to accurately engage targets for longer periods of time with less ammunition and logistical sustainment.

“We understand the critical importance of maintaining the accuracy of the Army’s long-range artillery against any adversary,” said Marc Casseres, director of Precision Guidance and Sensor Solutions at BAE Systems. “Our kits will provide this capability for the current stock of 155-millimeter munitions and future munitions designed to provide significantly greater range. We were selected for this program because of our expertise in precision-guidance technology and our ability to achieve a high level of engineering and manufacturing maturity.”

The company’s precision-guidance kits are compatible with existing and experimental artillery munitions and propellants, as well as multiple firing platforms, including M777 lightweight towed howitzers and the M109 self-propelled howitzer family of vehicles.

This contract, awarded by the Army’s Defense Ordnance Technology Consortium, reinforces BAE Systems’ leadership in designing and manufacturing cost-effective precision munitions and guidance technologies.

For additional information about BAE Systems’ precision-guidance, visit: www.baesystems.com/pgkm.

O Grupo Ooredoo escolhe a P.I. Works como fornecedor único de solução SON centralizado

O Grupo Ooredoo escolhe a P.I. Works como fornecedor único de solução SON centralizado Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

ISTANBUL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A P.I. Works, fornecedora líder mundial de soluções de planejamento, gerenciamento e otimização de redes móveis, foi premiada com o contrato do Ooredoo Group para implementar uma solução C-SON (Centralized Self Organizing Networks) multi-tecnologia em todas suas operações a nivel mundial.

O Grupo Ooredoo é uma das empresas de telecomunicações com maior crescimento no mundo, com mais de 150 milhões de clientes, desfrutando de serviços móveis de alta qualidade. A P.I. Works, com a premiada plataforma uSON desempenhará um papel importante neste esforço do Grupo Ooredoo para uma implementação C-SON de alcance total. O escopo do projeto inclui funções SON básicas e avançadas de lazo fechado, para redes 2G, 3G e 4G. SON será fundamental para que o Grupo Ooredoo tenha vantagem competitiva em sua estratégia de densificação. A P.I. Works irá fornecer igualmente capacidades de otimização HetNet, que também servem para melhorar a interação entre as células macro e micro da rede.

Waleed Al Sayed, vice-presidente adjunto do Grupo Ooredoo, disse: “Em um recente projeto-piloto em Jacarta, na Indonésia, a P.I. Works SON mostrou, de longe, os melhores resultados de campo no menor período de tempo. Temos confiança total nas capacidades SON da P.I. Works. Estamos confiantes de que esta parceria nos permitirá aprimorar a experiência móvel dos nossos clientes em todos os mercados onde operamos e irá maximizar a eficiência de nossas redes através de uma maior automatização”.

O CEO e co-fundador da P.I. Works, Başar Akpınar, disse: “A visão da P.I. Works é ajudar os operadores móveis a realizar todo o potencial de suas redes, para que possam construir um mundo hiperconectado no futuro. Nossa premiada solução uSON já está implantada nas redes dos principais operadores de 1º nível em todo o mundo. Em seu esforço para enriquecer a vida digital das pessoas, o Grupo Ooredoo se beneficiará de nossa experiência mundial, já que a P.I. Works está totalmente empenhada em ajudar o Grupo Ooredoo para que possa oferecer serviços móveis de alta qualidade”.

Sobre o Grupo Ooredoo

A Ooredoo é uma empresa de comunicações internacional que opera em todo o Oriente Médio, Norte da África e Sudeste Asiático. Com seus serviços a consumidores e empresas em 10 países, a Ooredoo oferece a experiência de dados líder através de uma ampla gama de conteúdo e serviços utilizando suas redes móveis e fixas avançadas, centradas em dados. A Ooredoo atende mais de 150 milhões de clientes e gerou receitas de QR $ 33 bilhões em 31 de dezembro de 2016. Suas ações estão listadas na Bolsa de Valores de Qatar e na Bolsa de Valores de Abu Dhabi.

Sobre a P.I. Works

A P.I. Works é um fornecedor líder mundial de soluções de planejamento, gerenciamento e otimização de redes móveis. A P.I. Works combina experiência comprovada em campo com um portfólio e serviços de produtos disponíveis comercialmente. Essas soluções permitem que os Operadores de Rede Móvel reduzam seus custos e melhorem a qualidade da rede e a experiência do assinante. A P.I. Works implantou suas soluções em mais de 30 operadores de rede móvel em 28 países. A P.I. Works também desempenha um papel importante no desenvolvimento de padrões-chave que definem o futuro das redes móveis. A P.I. Works contribui ativamente ao fórum de padronização ETSI, GTI e 3GPP.

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Ooredoo Group selecciona a P.I. Works como proveedor exclusivo de la solución de SON centralizado

Ooredoo Group selecciona a P.I. Works como proveedor exclusivo de la solución de SON centralizado Press Release from BusinessWire.com has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

ESTAMBUL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–P.I. Works, proveedor líder mundial de soluciones de planificación, gestión y optimización de redes móviles, ha resultado adjudicada con el contrato marco de Ooredoo Group para implementar una solución C-SON (redes de auto-organización centralizadas) para múltiples proveedores de red de acceso y múltiples tecnologías en toda sus operaciónes a nivel mundial.

Ooredoo Group es una de las empresas de telecomunicaciones de más rápido crecimiento en el mundo, con más de 150 millones de clientes que disfrutan de servicios móviles de alta calidad en los territorios en los que opera. P.I. Works, con su galardonada plataforma de SON centralizado uSON, desempeñará un papel importante en este emprendimiento de Ooredoo Group. El alcance del proyecto incluye funciones de SON de lazo cerrado estándares y avanzadas para redes 2G, 3G y 4G. La solución de SON será fundamental para proporcionar a Ooredoo Group una ventaja competitiva en su estrategia de densificación. P.I. Works también proporcionará funcionalidades de optimización de redes heterogéneas (HetNet) para mejorar el rendimiento tanto de las macroceldas como de las microceldas de la red.

Waleed Al Sayed, director ejecutivo adjunto de Ooredoo Group, comentó: «La solución SON de P.I. Works demostró por mucho los mejores resultados en campo y en el plazo más corto en un proyecto piloto reciente, realizado en Yakarta, Indonesia. Tenemos plena confianza en las capacidades de este SON de P.I. Works para múltiples proveedores de red de acceso y múltiples tecnologías. Estamos seguros de que esta alianza nos permitirá mejorar la experiencia móvil de nuestros clientes en los mercados donde operamos, además de maximizar la eficiencia de nuestras redes a través de una mayor automatización».

Başar Akpınar, director ejecutivo y cofundador de P.I. Works, declaró: «La visión de P.I. Works es ayudar a los operadores de redes móviles a desarrollar todo el potencial de sus redes, para poder construir el mundo hiperconectado del futuro. Nuestra galardonada solución de C-SON ya está implementada en las redes de los principales operadores Tier 1 a nivel mundial. En su esfuerzo para enriquecer la vida digital de las personas, Ooredoo Group podrá beneficiarse de nuestra experiencia en todo el mundo, ya que P.I. Works está plenamente comprometido a ayudar a Ooredoo Group a ofrecer servicios móviles de alta calidad».

Acerca de Ooredoo Group

Ooredoo es una empresa internacional de comunicaciones que opera en Oriente Medio, norte de África y Asia sudoriental. Ooredoo presta servicio a consumidores y empresas en 10 países, en los que ofrece experiencia líder en datos a través de una amplia gama de contenidos y servicios mediante sus redes fijas y móviles avanzadas, centradas en datos. Ooredoo atiende a más de 150 millones de clientes. Al 31 de diciembre de 2016, sus ingresos ascendieron a 33 000 millones de riyales cataríes (QR). Sus acciones se cotizan en la bolsa de Catar y en la bolsa de valores de Abu Dabi.

Acerca de P.I. Works

P.I. Works es un proveedor líder de soluciones de planificación, gestión y optimización de redes móviles de próxima generación. P.I. Works combina experiencia comprobada con una cartera de productos y servicios disponibles en el mercado. Estas soluciones permiten a los operadores de redes móviles bajar sus costos y mejorar la calidad de la red y la experiencia de los abonados. P.I. Works ha implementado sus soluciones en más de 30 operadores de redes móviles en 28 países. P.I. Works también desempeña un papel importante en el desarrollo de las normas fundamentales que definen el futuro de las redes móviles. P.I. Works contribuye de manera activa al foro de estandarización de ETSI, GTI y 3GPP.

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