Agility Health Closes Proposed Transaction with Alliance

Agility Health Closes Proposed Transaction with Alliance Press Release from GlobeNewsWire has been published today, Karol Rutkowski, .

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Agility Health, Inc. (TSXV:AHI) (“Agility Health” or the “Company”) announced today that it closed its previously announced transaction with Alliance Physical Therapy Management, LLC (“Alliance”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, LLC, which is a portfolio company of GPB Capital Holdings, LLC (“GPB”) whereby Alliance agreed to purchase 100% of its U.S.-based assets (the “Transaction”) pursuant to the terms of a definitive agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) which was signed on February 2, 2018.  The Transaction, which values the U.S. operations at USD$45 million (the “Purchase Price”), has received the requisite shareholder approval by written consent and final approval from the TSXV. Shareholders holding approximately 79% of the Company’s outstanding voting common shares and restricted voting common shares approved the Transaction.  
The Company intends to use the remaining available funds, estimated to be USD$1,000,000, for general working capital purposes and to provide capital to grow Medic Holdings Corp. (“Medic”), the Company’s Canadian subsidiary, that will constitute the primary business and asset of the Company post-transaction. Medic currently operates twelve outpatient foot care clinics in Ontario and Quebec and also manufactures orthotics and prosthetics.   Under the terms of the of the Purchase Agreement, Agility Health will not be able to engage in a business in the United States that is competitive with Agility’s former U.S. business for a period of five years.“Selling Agility Health’s U.S. operations facilitates the restructuring of our capital structure in order to strengthen the Company’s financial position for sustained future growth,” stated Pierre G. Gagnon, Agility Health’s Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer.For more information, please visit InformationThis press release contains forward-looking statements regarding Agility Health and its business. Such statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events of Agility Health’s management.  In some cases the forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “potential”, “estimate”, “believe” or the negative of these terms, or other similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release, including the amount of funds available to Agility Health, the expected or intended use of any such funds and the future growth of Agility Health’s Canadian business, may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company.  No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.  Forward-looking statements and information by their nature are based on assumptions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statement or information.  Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements or information.  Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Agility Health undertakes no obligation to publicly update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.For further information, please contact:Wayne Cockburn
Vice President, Corporate Development
(905) 505-0770

Hillard Heintze Begins 2018 with New Global Clients, a Hiring Pipeline that Increases its Workforce by 35%, and its Strongest First Quarter and Annual Revenue Projections in 14 Years

Hillard Heintze Begins 2018 with New Global Clients, a Hiring Pipeline that Increases its Workforce by 35%, and its Strongest First Quarter and Annual Revenue Projections in 14 Years Press Release from GlobeNewsWire has been published today, Karol Rutkowski, .

Chicago, Ill., Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hillard Heintze announced today that a broad set of leading gauges – including activity since January 1 and current projections for the first quarter and the year in full – indicate that the firm’s achievement of key performance indicators in 2018 will exceed nearly all those it has met since its formation in 2004.“It’s an exciting time for us,” acknowledges the firm’s founder and CEO, Arnette Heintze. “And it’s not a sudden development. Our growth strategy since inception has been to invest in our base – in the core capabilities that help us deliver superior value to clients. That means how we recruit and promote the best talent. How we protect information. How we document and improve core processes. How we hold ourselves accountable to independentworld‐class standards set by organizations such as ASIS International and the International Organization forStandardization (ISO). This year, a lot of this is coming together.”Major New Global EngagementsHillard Heintze’s strong revenue projections are driven, in part, by major new engagements in Asia and Central America. Among other significant assignments, these involve extensive, multi‐phase, strategic risk, threat and vulnerability assessments and threat and violence risk management initiatives for new clients in energy, transportation, financial services, hospitality, and casino and resort management.Strong Recruitment, New ExpertsTo meet continued robust growth in client demand this year, Hillard Heintze expects to increase total employees by 35 percent and has already recruited a new cadre of seasoned experts.Larry Bowman, Vice President – Larry brings more than 25 years of security risk management experience in both the private and public sectors to Hillard Heintze, including over 20 years with the Atlanta Braves. As Vice President of Stadium Operations and Security, he oversaw multi‐million dollar games, ballpark expenses and budgets, first response, emergency medical services, and crisis communication and management. In addition, he developed and implemented standard operating procedures and training programs for safety and security operations based on assessments, audits, and industry standards and best practices.G. Douglas Bullock, Director – Former U.S. Secret Service Physical Security Specialist Doug Bullock is an experienced client advisor and technical security expert in the design and implementation of technical surveillance countermeasures, physical protection systems, and security surveys and risk assessments. Doug served as the Technical Security Lead Coordinator for presidential and vice presidential protective advances and National Special Security Events. He was responsible for identifying and implementing countermeasures for threats, hazards and vulnerabilities associated with explosives, chemical, biological, radiological, fire and life safety, hazardous materials, and structural integrity.Also joining the firm, as an investigative analyst, is Matthew Hanan. Matt recently finished his master’s degree in journalism (investigative specialty) and public affairs at the American University School of Communication, and he has interned at The Washington Post. In addition, Hillard Heintze is currently recruiting for six newly created positions in the firm.Internal PromotionsAs the complexity of the firm’s book of business expands, Hillard Heintze has appointed Law Enforcement Consulting Senior Vice President Debra Kirby to the new position of Chief Legal Officer, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. In conjunction with a reorganization of the firm’s Strategic Communications, the firm has also promoted Edward Hughes to the position of Vice President.Multi‐Year Investments in Systems and Infrastructure Paying OffFurther driving Hillard Heintze’s strong start this year are the operating efficiencies emerging from 2017 investments in internal systems and infrastructure, with an acute focus on people, processes and technology.These include:ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Management Systems certification and ongoing system‐wide upgrades to IT infrastructureFormalization of core Human Resources functions comparable to those of much larger firmsApproval and implementation of several progressive policies and new benefits for employees in line with the firm’s intent to lead the industry in “best place to work” accreditationsImplementation of a firm‐wide process documentation system to help reduce costs of delivery, capture operating efficiencies, train staff and create internal opportunities for growth and career advancementFocusing on Clients“Everything we are doing – including supporting our people and cultivating a powerful in‐house culture of job satisfaction and employee engagement – benefits our clients directly and indirectly,” says Heintze. “The bottom line is that we are creating a powerful engine of value creation and delivery as part of our vision to be trusted around the world to protect what matters for our clients here in the U.S. and around the globe.”About Hillard HeintzeHillard Heintze is one of the leading security risk management firms in the United States. The company helps protect people, performance, interests and reputations. The firm’s core practices – Security Risk Management, Threat & Violence Risk Management, Private Client and Family Office Services, Investigations and Law Enforcement Consulting – provide insight, deliver assurance and instill confidence worldwide. Headquartered in Chicago, Hillard Heintze also has operations in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Louisiana, New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Arizona as well as operating capabilities across North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. For more information, visit photo accompanying this announcement is available at Nickol
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Hamilton Lane Announces Pricing of Class A Common Stock Offering

Hamilton Lane Announces Pricing of Class A Common Stock Offering Press Release from GlobeNewsWire has been published today, Karol Rutkowski, .

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Private markets asset management firm Hamilton Lane Incorporated (NASDAQ:HLNE) (“Hamilton Lane”) today announced the pricing of a public offering by Hamilton Lane and certain selling stockholders of 3,940,000 shares of Class A common stock, in the aggregate, at a price to the public of $34.25 per share.  In connection with the offering, Hamilton Lane has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 591,001 shares of Class A common stock from the Company at the public offering price.  The offering is expected to close on March 5, 2018 subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Hamilton Lane intends to use the proceeds from the sale of its shares to settle in cash exchanges of membership units in Hamilton Lane Advisors, L.L.C. held by certain of its members. Hamilton Lane will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders.J. P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley are acting as lead joint book-running managers for the offering.  Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC is acting as lead co-manager and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Wells Fargo Securities and Freeman & Co. Securities are acting as co-managers.  The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus.  Copies of the final prospectus related to the offering may be obtained, when available, from:J. P. Morgan Securities LLC
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, New York 11717
Attn: Prospectus Group
Telephone: (866) 803-9204
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
180 Varick Street, Second Floor
New York, New York 10014
Attn: Prospectus Department
A registration statement on Form S-1 relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 28, 2018. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.About Hamilton LaneHamilton Lane (NASDAQ:HLNE) is a leading alternative investment management firm providing innovative private markets solutions to sophisticated investors around the world. Dedicated to private markets investing for 26 years, the firm currently employs approximately 340 professionals operating in offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. With approximately $424 billion in total assets under management and supervision as of December 31, 2017, Hamilton Lane offers a full range of investment products and services that enable clients to participate in the private markets asset class on a global and customized basis.Investor Contact
Demetrius Sidberry
+1 610 617 6768
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Posiflex Spotlights Stylish New Line of Touch Screen Terminals & Kiosk Solutions at RETAILTECH JAPAN 2018

Posiflex Spotlights Stylish New Line of Touch Screen Terminals & Kiosk Solutions at RETAILTECH JAPAN 2018 Press Release from has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

TAIPEI, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Posiflex Technology, Inc. unveils an entirely new line of sleek touch screen terminals that embodies a new era for Posiflex and point-of-sale hardware – the RT Series. With an elegant housing and a strikingly thin profile, the RT Series brings a modern aesthetic to the counter and makes a retail business look even more attractive.

Available in 15” (4:3) screen or 15.6” (16:9) widescreen, the RT Series provides multiple CPU selection from Intel Celeron all the way to Core i5 CPU to fit each unique need. The patented fanless technology allows the unit to run silently and perform in harsh environments that involves dust and liquid spills.

“POS terminal is no longer just a cold and hard business tool; it has evolved to be an extension of the brand offering a more dynamic in-store shopping experience,” said Owen Chen, President and CEO at Posiflex Technology, Inc. “The RT Series radiates simplistic elegance and looks flawless on the counter top. Its modern and stunning design can blend into any store decoration, while the terminal still offers the quality, performance and long-term durability that our customers expect from Posiflex.”

The RT Series has an intelligently designed rear cover that can effortlessly be removed without tools for quick and easy serviceability. The base can house an expandable PoweredUSB or USB hub to support more peripheral options while retaining a neat and clean look.

From one of the leading providers of touch screen terminals for the global POS terminal market since 1984, Posiflex continues expansion of its KT Series kiosk product line with the introduction of the new Stellar and Apollo. The 21.5” Stellar & 32” Apollo feature a bright, high definition PCAP touch screen display and sleek, durable enclosure, providing a contemporary and sophisticated human-machine interface.

The KT Series is powered by an Intel Celeron or Core i3 CPU. Easily adapting to its environments, the Stellar comes with a stand while the Apollo offers wall-mounted, single or dual sided operation on a pole for flexibility. Both kiosks can be customized with a variety of integrated modular options, including bracket support for EMV payment devices, scanners, receipt printers, and more.

Posiflex’s products are designed and manufactured in-house and have proved to be robust, as they are specifically designed for fast-moving retail industry. For more information on these solutions from a Posiflex sales representative, please stop by Booth# RT1210.

About Posiflex:

Posiflex is a designer and manufacturer of POS/industrial touch terminals and peripherals with installations globally since 1984. For more information:

Posiflexは、「RETAILTECH JAPAN 2018」で、新しいスタイリッシュなタッチスクリーンターミナル及びキオスクソリューションを発表します。

Posiflexは、「RETAILTECH JAPAN 2018」で、新しいスタイリッシュなタッチスクリーンターミナル及びキオスクソリューションを発表します。 Press Release from has been published today, Marcin Frąckiewicz, .

日台湾–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Posiflex Technology, Inc.は、POSハードウェアの新たな時代を象徴するまったく新しい洗練されたタッチスクリーンターミナル、「RTシリーズ」を発表します。 エレガントかつスリムな外観で、店舗カウンターに現代的な美しさをもたらし、ビジネスの魅力をより一層際立たせます。

15インチ(4:3)スクリーンまたは15.6インチ(16:9)のワイドスクリーンでモデルをラインアップしました。インテル®CeleronからCore i5 CPUまで、複数のCPUを選択できます。特許取得済みのファンレス技術により、過酷な環境においても静穏動作が可能です。


Posiflex Technology, Inc.の社長兼CEOであるオーエン・チェンは次のように述べています。「RTシリーズは、表面にネジがなくシンプルかつエレガントな外観を保ち、モダンなデザインはどのような店舗カウンターでもなじみますが、ターミナルはPosiflexが保証する最高レベルの品質、性能、長期耐久性を提供します。」



KTシリーズの21.5 “Stellar&32” Apolloは、明るく高精細なPCAPタッチスクリーンディスプレイと洗練された耐久性のある本体を備え、現代的かつ洗練されたヒューマンマシンインターフェースを提供します。KTシリーズは、Intel CeleronまたはCore i3 CPUを搭載しています。Stellarにはその環境に簡単に適応できるようスタンドが付いていますが、Apolloはウォールマウント、片面または両面の操作で柔軟性を確保しています。どちらのキオスクも、EMV支払いデバイス、スキャナ、レシートプリンタなどのブラケットサポートなど、さまざまな統合モジュラーオプションでカスタマイズできます。



Posiflexは、1984年以来、POS /インダストリアルタッチターミナルと周辺機器の設計と製造を行っています。詳細はwww.posiflex.comをご覧ください。

U.S. Senate Takes First Step Toward Reclaiming War Powers from Executive Branch

U.S. Senate Takes First Step Toward Reclaiming War Powers from Executive Branch Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A bipartisan team of U.S. Senators led by Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) today introduced a Congressional joint resolution aimed at ending U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war inside Yemen.  This resolution will force the first-ever vote in the U.S. Senate on whether to withdraw U.S. armed forces from a war authorized solely by U.S. Presidents.

Today’s joint resolution was the culmination of the courageous actions of the Senators and the groundwork laid by the Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy (CFRP).  CFRP is a bipartisan initiative aimed at reminding and encouraging Members of Congress as to their Constitutional authority granted solely to the Legislative Branch under Article I “To declare War.”

The Sanders / Lee / Murphy Joint Senate Resolution attempts to initiate debate upon U.S. military action in support of the Saudi Arabian war against rebel forces in Yemen.  In the eyes of the Senate sponsors, U.S. actions in this conflict amount to an undeclared war by the United States in the Middle East based solely upon Executive Branch desires.  All wars in which the U.S. engages should, by Constitutional mandate, be debated and declared by the Legislative Branch of government.

CRFP spokesman Bill Dolbow pointed out that Congress has long abdicated its war making responsibilities.  “Since the 1950s, Congress has found it easier to simply let U.S. Presidents assume responsibility for committing U.S. forces to various conflicts, thus avoiding responsibility for potential failures.”  But with as many as nine current undeclared Presidential wars involving U.S. forces raging today, “the moment has arrived for Article I Constitutional checks and balances to return,” Dolbow added.

The public seems to agree.  A recently commissioned poll by J. Wallin Opinion Research revealed a couple of surprising factoids.

  • Nearly 65% of Americans disapprove of allowing foreign military involvement without formal approval by Congress;
  • 57% of surveyed citizens believed the billions spent on weaponry and military aid to foreign countries was counterproductive to protecting American interests.

The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy and its allies maintain no specific position on any given military conflict, merely that all conflicts or wars involving U.S. military forces should properly be debated within the halls of Congress.  “The people’s will, as voiced through their elected representatives, is almost always the wisest advice – and the basis for sustained public support for conflicts requiring U.S. military intervention,” Dolbow offered.

This Constitutionally principled position has gained adherents from both sides of the political aisle in Congress, for sometimes very different reasons.  Traditionally liberal Members may object to the resort to war too quickly (or at all) while traditionally conservative Members may object to foreign entanglements initiated by Presidents with little to no public debate.  Both sides seem to agree that debate and clear Constitutional action ultimately best protects the best interests of the United States.

According to Senate rules, a vote on the Yemen war powers resolution must take place on or before March 9.

More research and information may be found by visiting the Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy online,

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AutoMobility LA™ der Los Angeles Auto Show erweitert Messebeirat 2018 um Vertreterin von VISA

AutoMobility LA™ der Los Angeles Auto Show erweitert Messebeirat 2018 um Vertreterin von VISA Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

Olabisi Boyle erweitert Fachgremium der Autotechnologie-Messe / Weitere Vertreter u. a. von Audi, General Motors, NVIDIA, der Verkehrsverwaltung von Los Angeles und des Magazins Time

LOS ANGELES, 28. Februar 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Die Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) erweitert ihren Messebeirat mit Olabisi Boyle, Abteilungsleiterin Internet of Things (IoT) im Bereich Vernetzte Fahrzeuge bei VISA. Das Gremium besteht aus Führungskräften und Experten führender Unternehmen und Institutionen der Technologie- und Automobilbranche sowie öffentlicher Einrichtungen.

Der Beitritt von Boyle zum Messebeirat steht für die sich weiter vertiefende Zusammenarbeit zwischen Automobil- und Technologiesektor: VISA integriert immer mehr Produkte und Dienstleistungen in das Fahrzeug. Als Beirätin verantwortet Boyle den Ausbau der Messeformate und des Programms der AutoMobility LA, zudem die Wettbewerbe sowie den Kontakt zu weltweit renommierten Rednern.

„Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Technologie-, Mobilitäts- und Automobilindustrie wird immer enger. Wir freuen uns, diese wichtigen Gruppen aus Vorreitern und Innovatoren bei uns zu haben. Sie bringen die Messe inhaltlich auf einen neuen Level”, sagte Lisa Kaz, die Präsidentin und Vorstandsvorsitzende der LA Auto Show und der AutoMobility LA. „Dank der Ideen und Expertise dieser Fachleute erwarten wir spannende Redner zu den wichtigsten Themen, Trends, modernen Technologien und der Zukunft der Mobilität.”

Unter Führung des seit fünf Jahren amtierenden Konferenzdirektors Andy Gryc wird der Messebeirat die strategische Richtung und das Programm der AutoMobility LA festlegen, die vom 26. bis 29. November 2018 im Los Angeles Convention Center stattfindet. Die Mitglieder des Messebeirats treffen sich regelmäßig, um die aktuellsten Entwicklungen in der Automobilindustrie zu analysieren. Sie sind maßgeblich verantwortlich für die Besetzung der Panels und die Auswahl der Referenten.

Die Mitglieder des Beirats der 2018er AutoMobility LA:

Bryan Biniak, Gründer und Geschäftsführer von ConnectedTravel
Bryan Biniak ist Gründer und Geschäftsführer von ConnectedTravel. Die verhaltensbasierte Marketing-Plattform bietet Anwendungen für den Touristiksektor. Davor war Biniak Entrepreneur in Residence bei Nokia Growth Partners. Zudem war Biniak Geschäftsführer Developer Experience bei Microsoft und führte als Vizepräsident bei Nokia weltweit die Entwickler-Community sowie das Geschäft mit Mobiltelefonen und intelligenten Geräten.

Olabisi Boyle, Abteilungsleiterin IoT, Connected Car VISA
Olabisi Boyle ist Abteilungsleiterin Internet of Things (IoT) bei VISA, wo sie die Aktivitäten im Bereich Vernetzte Fahrzeuge steuert. Davor arbeitete sie zwölf Jahre bei Chrysler, wo sie zuletzt als technische Geschäftsführerin für die Planung und Kosteneinsparung bei Fiat Chrysler zuständig war. Olabisi war zudem Chefingenieurin für den 2011er MY Chrysler Town, Country und Dodge Grand Caravan Minivans. Davor hatte sie von 1995 bis 2004 bei Ford verschiedene Positionen in Technik und Produktion inne.

John Ellis, Geschäftsführer von Ellis & Partner
John Ellis leitet die internationale Unternehmensberatung Ellis & Partner. Schwerpunkte liegen dabei auf den Themen eingebettete Software (Embedded Software) und Software-Strategien beim Internet der Dinge. Im Fokus stehen Verkehrswesen sowie Autonomes Fahren. Vorher war Ellis bei Ford weltweit zuständig für die Technologie im Geschäftsbereich Vernetzte Fahrzeuge. Dabei war er an der Spezifizierung, dem Design und der Entwicklung von Sync Gen 3 beteiligt, der neuesten Generation von Sync Services (Connected car+cloud-Service von Ford). Zudem arbeitete er mit am SmartDeviceLink, einem API-System zur Integration von mobilen Geräten in das Fahrzeug, der CarPlay-App von Apple und der In-Car-Schnittstelle Android Auto von Google.

Justin Fishkin, Chefstratege von Local Motors
Justin Fishkin ist Chefstratege von Local Motors und hat sich Nachhaltigkeitsthemen verschrieben. Sein Ziel ist es, die Welt mit sinnvollen Investitionen zu verändern. Vor seiner Tätigkeit bei Local Motors war Fishkin als Senior Portfolio-Manager beim Carbon War Room (CWR) damit beschäftigt, profitable Lösungen für den Kampf gegen den Klimawandel zu finden und voranzubringen. Seine Karriere startete er im Investmentbanking bei Goldman Sachs, später wurde er Investor.

Partha Goswami, Leiter der Technologieforschung bei General Motors
Partha Goswami hat über 24 Jahre Erfahrung in der Automobilindustrie: vom Produktmanagement und der Technologieplanung über die strategische Planung bis hin zur Markenführung. In den letzten acht Jahren hat Goswami zu verschiedensten Aspekten von Technologiestrategien gearbeitet. Bei seiner aktuellen Tätigkeit in der Technologieforschung im Bereich Marktforschung von General Motors ist er dafür verantwortlich, Technologietrends aufzuspüren, deren Auswirkungen zu prognostizieren und daraus folgende Erkenntnisse innerhalb des Konzerns weiterzugeben.

Roger Lanctot, stellvertretender Direktor für den Automobil-Bereich beim Marktforschungsinstitut Strategy Analytics
Roger Lanctot ist eine der führenden Stimmen in der Definition von Zukunftstrends bei Fahrzeugsicherheit, Antrieben und Infotainment-Systemen und hat über 25 Jahren Erfahrung im Technologiesektor als Analyst, Journalist und Berater. Er hat wichtige Studien durchgeführt, neue Marktforschungsprodukte und -Services entwickelt und Kunden bei wettbewerbsstrategischen Entscheidungen begleitet.

Anupam „Pom” Malhotra, Geschäftsführer Vernetzte Fahrzeuge bei Audi of America
Anupam „Pom” Malhotra verantwortet für Audi of America das Geschäft und das operative Wachstum von Audi connect sowie die Entwicklung des digitalen Portfolios für vernetzte Fahrzeuge. Pom kam 2010 von General Motors, wo er Leiter standortbezogene Dienste für die Marke OnStar war. Während seiner mehr als 20-jährigen Tätigkeit in der Automobilindustrie konzentrierte sich Pom auf die Schnittstellen zwischen Geschäft und Technologie. Aktuell arbeitet er daran, Audis Vision zur Mobilität der Zukunft umzusetzen.

Manuela Papadopol, Mit-Gründerin und geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin von Sansea Consulting
Manuela Papadopol ist Mit-Gründerin und geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin von Sansea Consulting. Die weltweit agierende Unternehmens- und Marketingberatung betreut ein breites Spektrum an Kunden aus der Technologie- und Automobilindustrie sowie Start-ups. Die Büros in San Diego und Seattle unterstützen sie dabei, ihre Potenziale umfassend zu erkennen und umzusetzen. Papadopol besitzt ein Patent zur sprachgesteuerten Erfassung ortsunabhängiger Inhalte. 2016 wurde sie vom Diversity Journal mit dem „Woman Worth Watching”-Preis ausgezeichnet, das Connected World Magazin führte sie im selben Jahr in seiner Liste „Woman of IoT Marketing”.

Seleta Reynolds, Geschäftsführerin der Verkehrsverwaltung von Los Angeles
Seleta Reynolds leitet die Verkehrsverwaltung von Los Angeles und berichtet an Oberbürgermeister Eric Garcetti. Sie ist verantwortlich für die Umsetzung des Projekts „Bessere Straßen für Los Angeles“. Es soll die Rate der Verkehrstoten senken, die Zahl der Radfahrer verdoppeln sowie den Zugang zu integrierten Mobilitätsangeboten für die Einwohner von Los Angeles und die Bewohner in der gesamten Region erweitern. Reynolds arbeitet seit 18 Jahren landesweit im Verkehrssektor.

Alex Roy, Präsident von Europe by Car und Editor-at-Large für Autonomes Fahren bei The Drive, einem Ableger des Magazins Time
Alex Roy ist Präsident des Magazins Europe by Car, Editor-at-Large für Autonomes Fahren bei The Drive, einem Ableger des Magazins Time, Gast-Moderator der Sendung /DRIVE auf NBC Sports, Mitarbeiter der Webseite Jalopnik und des Magazins Road & Track sowie Moderator des Autotechnologie-Podcasts Autonocast. Roy ist Autor des Buches The Driver und Produzent und Hauptfigur des Films 32 Hours, 7 Minutes.

Danny Shapiro, Seniorchef Automobil bei NVIDIA
In seiner Funktion befasst sich Danny Shapiro mit Lösungen auf Basis künstlicher Intelligenz für selbstfahrende Autos und bordinterne Copiloten. Er besitzt einen Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) und Computer-Wissenschaft der Princeton University und einen Master of Business Administration (MBA) der Haas School of Business der University of California Berkeley. Shapiro ist Mitglied im Beirat des Connected Car Council und der NVIDIA-Stiftung, die computergestützte Lösungen in der Krebsforschung vorantreibt.


Andy Gryc, Mitbegründer von CX3 Marketing
Das von Andy Gryc mitgegründete Unternehmen CX3 Marketing bietet technologieaffine Dienstleistungen für Kunden aus der Automobilbranche, von der strategischen Beratung bis zum Erstellen neuer Inhalte und Services. Er besitzt praktische Erfahrungen im Automobilbereich, bei Software-Architekturen und im Software-Engineering, im technischen Vertrieb und dem Produktmarketing – aus über 20 Jahren bei Unternehmen wie QNX, OnStar und Hewlett Packard. Für seine Fähigkeit, komplexe Technologien leicht verständlich darzustellen und Menschen mit und ohne technischem Hintergrund zusammenzubringen, wurde Gryc 2015 mit dem Preis „Top Car Tech Celeb, Analyst or Advocate” der Online-Plattform Auto Connected Car News ausgezeichnet.

Im Anschluss an die AutoMobility LA starten die Besuchertage der LA Auto Show vom
30. November bis 9. Dezember 2018.

Mehr Informationen zur AutoMobility LA und zur LA Auto Show auf:  und

Über die Los Angeles Auto Show und die AutoMobility LA
Die seit 110 Jahren bestehende Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) ist die erste große nordamerikanische Messe der im Herbst beginnenden Ausstellungssaison.

2016 fusionierten die Medien- und Fachbesuchertage der LA Auto Show und die Connected Car Expo (CCE) zur AutoMobility LA. Sie führt als erste Messe auf dem Markt den Automobilsektor sowie neue Technologien zusammen und lanciert neue Produkte und Technologien. Ihr Kernthema ist die Zukunft der Mobilität.

Die AutoMobility LA 2018 findet vom 26. bis 29. November 2018 im Los Angeles Convention Center statt, parallel zu den Presse-Vorstellungen der Fahrzeug-Hersteller der Los Angeles Auto Show. Die Los Angeles Auto Show öffnet vom 30. November bis 9. Dezember 2018 für das Publikum.

Die AutoMobility LA eröffnet Perspektiven, wie Fahrzeuge in Zukunft gebaut, verkauft, bedient und genutzt werden. Sie ist Marktplatz der neuen Autoindustrie, zeigt innovative Produkte und ist Plattform für Unternehmensmeldungen vor einem internationalen Medienpublikum.

Die LA Auto Show wird von der Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealer Association (Vereinigung der Neuwagenhändler von Los Angeles) unterstützt und von ANSA Productions betrieben. Aktuelle Informationen zur Show erhalten Sie unter und oder auf Instagram unter Registrieren Sie sich für zusätzliche Hinweise der Show unter Mehr Infos zur AutoMobility LA finden Sie auf

Ansprechpartnerin: Antonia Stahl M.A.
Tel.: +49 176 49 19 68 38

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VISA entra a far parte del Comitato Consultivo 2018 di AutoMobility LA™

VISA entra a far parte del Comitato Consultivo 2018 di AutoMobility LA™ Press Release from PRNEWSWIRE has been published today, Maciej Heyman, .

Olabisi Boyle dell’Internet delle cose (IoT) di VISA ha raggiunto i leader dell’industria di Audi, General Motors, del dipartimento dei trasporti di Los Angeles, NVIDIA e Time Inc.

LOS ANGELES, 1 marzo 2018 /PRNewswire/ –L’AutoMobility LA del Los Angeles Auto Show(LA Auto Show®) ha annunciato oggi l’aggiunta di un nuovo membro al suo Comitato Consultivo. Olabisi Boyle, Direttrice Senior dell’Internet delle cose (IoT), veicoli connessi di VISA, si unisce al gruppo di dirigenti ed esperti appartenenti alle aziende automobilistiche, tecnologiche e di trasporto conosciute a livello mondiale e alle organizzazioni governative. L’inclusione di Boyle al Comitato Consultivo è un’ulteriore dimostrazione di quanto sia stretto il legame che unisce il settore automobilistico con quello tecnologico poiché VISA integra la sua suite di prodotti e servizi all’interno dei veicoli. In quanto membro del comitato, Boyle aiuterà a curare le piattaforme ed i programmi sempre più numerosi di AutoMobility LA, tra cui i relatori e le gare di livello internazionale.

“Le industrie tecnologiche, di mobilità e automobilistiche stanno convergendo in un punto essenziale e noi siamo entusiasti di poter contare su questo influente gruppo di pionieri ed innovatori poiché loro saranno determinanti per portare lo show dall’attuale posizione soddisfacente ad un livello più alto,” ha dichiarato Lisa Kaz, Presidente e Amministratore Delegato di LA Auto Show e AutoMobility LA. “Grazie alle idee e ai consigli esperti del Comitato Consultivo, il mondo può guardare in avanti ad una formazione di alto livello di relatori che tratteranno le questioni più complesse, le tendenze, le tecnologie innovative e il futuro del trasporto.”

In collaborazione con il veterano Andy Gryc, direttore della conferenza da 5 anni, il Comitato Consultivo stabilirà la direzione strategica e l’agenda di conferenze per l’AutoMobility LA, che si terrà dal 26 al 29 novembre 2018, presso il Los Angeles Convention Center. I membri del Comitato Consultivo si incontrano negli anni per fornire aggiornamenti continui a un’industria automobilistica che cambia velocemente. Riescono, in maniera proficua, a riunire in una vetrina di talento, esperti ai quali rivolgere i temi e i problemi più critici in termini di industrie di mobilità e di trasporto.

Il Comitato Consultivo 2018 di AutoMobility LA è composto da:

Bryan Biniak, Amministratore Delegato e Fondatore di ConnectedTravel
Bryan Biniak è Amministratore Delegato e Fondatore di Connected Travel, una piattaforma di marketing basata sul comportamento e un’azienda di servizi applicativi al servizio dell’ecosistema degli spostamenti quotidiani. Biniak è stato di recente EIR (Executive in Residence) presso Nokia Growth Partners, e in precedenza ha ricoperto il ruolo di Direttore Generale di DX presso la Microsoft Corporation. È stato Vice Presidente Mondiale presso Nokia Corporation, dirigendone l’ecosistema globale di applicazioni e sviluppatori oltre che i negozi per i suoi telefoni più rappresentativi e dispositivi smart.

Olabisi Boyle, Direttrice Senior, IoT, veicoli connessi presso VISA
Olabisi Boyle è Direttrice Senior del programma Internet delle cose (IoT) di VISA, dove controlla le attività relative alla categoria dei veicoli connessi. Prima di inserirsi in VISA, Olabisi ha lavorato presso la Chrysler Automotive per 12 anni, recentemente ha ricoperto il ruolo di direttore per la progettazione, la riduzione dei costi di progettazione e tecnici presso la Fiat Chrysler. Olabisi ha anche ricoperto il ruolo di capo ingegnere per MY Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan Minivans 2011. Prima di lavorare con Chrysler, Olabisi ha lavorato presso la Ford Motor Company dal 1995 al 2004 ricoprendo ruoli diversi nella progettazione e nella produzione.

John Ellis, Direttore, Ellis & Associates
John Ellis è a capo della Ellis & Associates, una società di consulenza di gestione mondiale che si occupa di software integrati e di strategia software per IoT con particolare attenzione verso il trasporto e il movimento autonomo. Precedentemente, Ellis è stato Tecnologo globale della sezione business veicoli connessi di Ford Motor Company. Sempre nella stessa azienda è stato coinvolto nella specifica, progettazione e inizio sviluppo di Sync Gen 3, i servizi Sync di prossima generazione (veicoli connessi Ford+servizi cloud) così come di SmartDeviceLink, un sistema API per integrare dispositivi mobili nei veicoli e nella genesi di Carplay di Apple e di Android Auto di Google.

Justin Fishkin, Direttore ufficio strategia, Local Motors
Justin Fishkin è Direttore ufficio strategia di Local Motors. Si dedica da tutta una vita alla sostenibilità e a fare differenza nel mondo. Ha un background nella finanza e negli investimenti. Prima di approdare alla Local Motors, è stato Direttore portfolio Senior presso Carbon War Room, dove si è occupato di pensare e sviluppare soluzioni utili per il cambiamento climatico. Ha iniziato la sua carriera alla Goldman Sachs e successivamente è diventato un investitore.

Partha Goswami, Direttore delle intuizioni tecnologiche, General Motors
Partha Goswami vanta un’esperienza nell’industria automobilistica di più di 24 anni, con un background che abbraccia sviluppo di prodotti, pianificazione tecnologica e diversi incarichi di affari tra cui la programmazione strategica e le strategie per il marchio. Ha lavorato negli ultimi otto anni a vari aspetti della strategia tecnologica. Attualmente, in qualità di Direttore delle intuizioni tecnologiche all’interno del gruppo di ricerca di mercato di General Motor, è responsabile dell’identificazione di trend tecnologici, che esplorano implicazioni future e intuizioni a cascata per stakeholder all’interno dell’azienda.

Roger Lanctot, Direttore, abitudini automobilistiche globali, Strategy Analytics
Ricoprendo il ruolo di Direttore delle abitudini automobilistiche globali presso Strategy Analytics, Roger Lanctot è una voce influente nella definizione dei trend futuri in merito ai sistemi di sicurezza automobilistica, dei propulsori e dell’infotainment. Vanta un’esperienza di 25 anni nell’industria tecnologica come analista, giornalista e consulente. Lanctot durante tutta la sua carriera ha condotto e partecipato ai maggiori studi industriali, ha creato nuovi prodotti e servizi di ricerca, e ha fornito consigli ai clienti su questioni di strategie e concorrenza.

Anupam “Pom” Malhotra, Direttore, veicoli connessi presso Audi of America
Anupam “Pom” Malhotra è il Direttore per i veicoli connessi presso Audi of America ed è responsabile della crescita di mercato e operazionale di Audi, servizi connessi e sviluppo della digitalizzazione del portfolio per i veicoli connessi dell’azienda. Pom è entrato a far parte di Audi nel 2010 dopo aver lavorato a capo dei servizi basati sulla localizzazione alla General Motors per il marchio OnStar dell’azienda. Nei suoi oltre 20 anni nell’industria automobilistica, Pom ha concentrato i suoi sforzi nel punto di incontro tra mercato e tecnologia e sta attualmente aiutando Audi nella realizzazione della visione del futuro della mobilità.

Manuela Papadopol, Co-fondatrice, gestione partner presso Sansea Consulting
Manuela Papadopol è la Co-fondatrice e direttrice presso Sansea Consulting, una società di consulenza mondiale di mercato e marketing al servizio di un ampio mix di aziende e startup tecnologiche e automobilistiche. Con uffici a San Diego e Seattle, aiuta i suoi clienti a realizzare il loro potenziale completo e a reinventare loro stessi. Papadopol possiede anche un brevetto in acquisizione a controllo vocale e contenuto non locale. È stata nominata Woman Worth Watching 2016 da Diversity Journal ed è apparsa nel “Women of IoT Marketing” 2016 di Connected World Magazine.

Seleta Reynolds, Direttrice Generale, Dipartimento dei trasporti di Los Angeles
Seleta Reynolds è Direttrice Generale del Dipartimento dei trasporti di Los Angeles ed è stata nominata dall’Amministrazione del sindaco Eric Garcetti. Reynolds è responsabile dell’implementazione del Great Streets for Los Angeles, un piano per ridurre gli incidenti stradali, raddoppiato il numero di persone che vanno in bicicletta, ed aver esteso l’accesso alle scelte di trasporto integrato per gli abitanti di Los Angeles e della regione. Reynolds possiede più di 18 anni di esperienza nel trasporto in tutti gli Stati Uniti.

Alex Roy, Presidente di Europe By Car, editore saltuario per The Drive di Time Inc.
Alex Roy è attualmente il Presidente di Europe By Car, e redattore saltuario per The Drive di Time Inc. per articoli di autonomia/mobilità, ospite di /DRIVE on NBC Sports, collaboratore di Jalopnik e di Road & Track ed ospite del podcast Autonocast che tratta di veicoli tecnologici. Roy è anche autore di “The Driver” e Produttore Esecutivo e star di “32 Hours, 7 Minutes.”

Danny Shapiro, Direttore Senior di Automobilistica, NVIDIA
Danny Shapiro è Direttore Senior della sezione di mercato automobilistico presso NVIDIA, che si occupa in particolare di soluzioni di intelligenza artificiale per veicoli e dei co-piloti interni al veicolo. Shapiro ha ottenuto presso la Princeton University, il BSE (laurea in Scienze Ingegneristiche) in Ingegneria Elettronica e Scienze informatiche e an MBA (Master in Business Administration) presso la Haas School of Business all’UC (Università della California) di Berkeley. È inoltre membro del Comitato Consultivo per il Connected Car Council e NVIDIA Foundation, che pone attenzione alle soluzioni di calcolo per la ricerca contro il cancro.

Direttore di conferenza:

Andy Gryc, Co-Fondatore, CX3 Marketing
Andy Gryc è il co-fondatore di CX3 Marketing, un’azienda che fornisce marketing orientato alla tecnologia attraverso servizi strategici, tattici e con creazione di contenuto ad un vasto range di clienti nel settore automobilistico. La sua reputazione nell’industria trova le sue radici nella sua esperienza concreta nel campo dell’automobilismo e nell’architettura ed ingegneria dei software integrati, vendite tecniche e marketing del prodotto, per ben più di due decadi in aziende come QNX, OnStar e HP. Ha una consolidata fama di rendere la tecnologia più complessa facile da capire e di essere capace di creare un ponte tra stakeholder tecnici e non tecnici, Gryc è stato il vincitore 2015 del “Top Car Tech Celeb, Analyst, or Advocate” di Auto Connected Car News.

Dopo AutoMobility LA, il LA Auto Show aprirà le sue porte ai visitatori dal 30 novembre al 9 dicembre. Per maggiori informazioni su AutoMobility LA e sul LA Auto Show, visitare i siti: e

Informazioni su Los Angeles Auto Show e su AutoMobility LA
Fondato nel 1907, il Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) è, ogni anno, il primo e il più importante salone dell’automobile del Nord America della stagione. Nel 2016, i Press & Trade Days del LA Auto Show si sono fusi con il Connected Car Expo (CCE) per dare vita ad AutoMobility LATM, la prima fiera del settore industriale in cui convergono le industrie del settore tecnologico e automobilistico per lanciare nuovi prodotti e tecnologie e per discutere le problematiche più urgenti del futuro dei trasporti e della mobilità. AutoMobility LA 2018 si terrà presso il Los Angeles Convention Center dal 26 al 29 novembre, con presentazioni di nuovi veicoli da parte delle case automobilistiche. LA Auto Show 2018 aprirà le porte al pubblico dal 30 novembre al 9 dicembre. AutoMobility LA è il luogo in cui la nuova industria automobilistica fa affari, presenta nuovi prodotti innovativi e rilascia dichiarazioni strategiche davanti a stampa e professionisti dell’industria di tutto il mondo. LA Auto Show ha il supporto di Greater L.A. New Car Dealer Association (associazione dei nuovi rivenditori di auto dell’area di Los Angeles) ed è gestito da ANSA Productions. Per ricevere le ultime notizie e informazioni aggiornate seguite il LA Auto Show su Twitter:, tramite Facebook o su Instagram e iscrivetevi su per ricevere le notifiche. Per maggiori informazioni su AutoMobility LA, visitare il sito

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Global Indemnity Limited Reports 2017 Financial Results.

Global Indemnity Limited Reports 2017 Financial Results. Press Release from GlobeNewsWire has been published today, Karol Rutkowski, .

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Indemnity Limited (NASDAQ:GBLI) today reported a net loss for the year ended December 31, 2017 of $9.6 million. Excluding losses related to the Texas and Florida hurricanes, the California wildfires, and a one-time tax charge related to the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017”, net income would have been $53.5 million. Adjusted operating income, which excludes after-tax realized gains and the one-time tax charge, was $7.2 million. During the fourth quarter of 2017 the Company exercised its right to redeem 3,397,031 of its A ordinary shares (having an aggregate book value of $159.4 million or $46.91 per share as of September 30, 2017) for aggregate consideration of $83.0 million or $24.24 per share. Primarily as a result of the redemption, book value per share increased by 11.3% from $45.42 per share at December 31, 2016 to $50.57 per share at December 31, 2017.  
Selected Operating and Balance Sheet Data (Dollars in millions, except per share data)
About Global Indemnity Limited and its subsidiaries
Global Indemnity Limited (NASDAQ:GBLI), through its several direct and indirect wholly owned subsidiary insurance and reinsurance companies, provides both admitted and non-admitted specialty property and casualty insurance coverages and individual policyholder coverages in the United States, as well as reinsurance worldwide.  Global Indemnity Limited’s three primary segments are:United States Based Commercial Lines Operations
United States Based Personal Lines Operations
Bermuda Based Reinsurance OperationsFor more information, visit the Global Indemnity Limited’s website at InformationThe forward-looking statements contained in this press release [1] do not address a number of risks and uncertainties.  Investors are cautioned that Global Indemnity’s actual results may be materially different from the estimates expressed in, or implied, or projected by, the forward looking statements. These statements are based on estimates and information available to us at the time of this press release. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to the Global Indemnity as of the date hereof. The foregoing review of factors that could cause actual financial or operating performance to differ materially from expectations is not exhaustive. Please see Global Indemnity’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of risks and uncertainties which could impact the company and for a more detailed explication regarding forward-looking statements. Global Indemnity does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.   [1] Disseminated pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of Section 21E of the Security Exchange Act of 1934.Global Indemnity Limited’s Combined Ratio for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2017 and 2016The combined ratio was 103.4% (Loss Ratio 61.5% and Expense Ratio 41.9%) for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 compared to 98.4% (Loss Ratio 56.4% and Expense Ratio 42.0%) for the twelve months ended December 31, 2016. Excluding hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the California wildfires, the combined ratio would have been 90.5%.Excluding Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the California wildfires, the current accident year property loss ratio would have been 57.9%.   
The current accident year casualty loss ratio improved 0.8 points to 66.1% in 2017 from 66.9% in 2016 primarily due to lower reported claims frequency.Calendar year results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 include a 12.3 point reduction in the loss ratio related to prior accident years, which was primarily driven by lower than expected claims frequency and severity experienced across multiple prior accident years within Commercial Lines, lower than expected case incurred emergence primarily related to the 2016 accident year within Personal Lines, as well as a reduction related to the Company’s property treaties for multiple prior accident years within the Reinsurance Operations. Global Indemnity Limited’s Gross and Net Premiums Written Results by Segment for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2017 and 2016