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Vingroup to Announce a Pioneering Solution to Optimize Cameras Under Display

Vingroup to Announce a Pioneering Solution to Optimize Cameras Under Display

HANOI, VIETNAM – Media OutReach – 16 September 2020 – Last weekend, in the framework of the
online event “Artificial Intelligence Day 2020 – Far-reaching to Take on
the Challenge”, VinAI Research Institute (a member of
Vingroup) announced
two AI technologies including VCam Kristal (AI photography technology for
cameras under display) and VSound Alto (noise filtering technology). Pioneering
AI technologies enable the realisation of ultimate infinity display experience,
and make VinSmart one of the first companies in the world to own a smartphone
with a camera under display.


VCam Kristal is a pioneering AI
photography technology successfully developed by VinAI Research, allowing
high-quality photography with cameras under display (CUD). By incorporating AI
algorithms and models in computer vision, computational photography, and
special neural network architecture, VCam Kristal overcomes optical barriers of
cameras under display. The technology eliminates image blur, lack of colour,
chroma noise and flare, colour fidelity, etc., to create sharp selfies with 4K
resolution.

VCam Kristal is the result of
cooperation between VinAI and VinSmart Research and Manufacturer Joint Stock
Company. This consequently makes VinSmart one of the first companies in the
world to own a smartphone using a camera under display. VCam Kristal marks an
important breakthrough in AI camera technology on cell phones, opening up
opportunities to commercialise high-quality cell phones with cameras under display
while realising an infinity display experience.

VSound Alto is a noise filtering
technology based on deep learning in speech and sound processing. Working
similarly to human ears, VSound Alto can accurately capture and maintain voice
quality while eliminating noise with outstanding efficiency. Compared to
traditional noise filtering methods, this technology can filter out both common
noise sounds and sudden noise sounds (such as sirens, the sounds while children
are playing or from a keyboard), and at the same time save hardware energy
consumption.

When applied to cell phones, VSound
Alto technology will eliminate noise as users make phone calls. This technology
improves voice quality and facilitates clearer and more seamless conversations.
In the near future, Vsound Alto will be applied to eliminate noise pollution
for remote conferencing systems, microphones, smart headsets, hearing aids and
car noise filtering systems, etc.

Dr. Bui Hai Hung (Director of VinAI
Research Institute – Vingroup) stated that: “It’s
our pleasure to introduce VCam Kristal and VSound Alto to tech lovers in
general and AI tech lovers in particular. These technologies, along with their
specific applications, are bringing AI closer to human life than ever before.
VinAI will continue to make efforts in researching and developing breakthrough
technologies to create products with high application value. At the same time,
we will try to support enterprises to increase business productivity and
efficiency with world-class technologies developed by Vietnamese
intelligence.”


Previously, VinAI Research introduced
VFace technology for accurate face recognition when using masks. Notably, the
recognition system developed by VinAI simply uses information from ordinary
cameras, without needing additional sensors (such as infrared or depth
sensors). This is an important factor to help save product costs, enabling easy
integration into existing camera systems. 

After 18 months of research and
development, VinAI proved its leading role in promoting the development of
Artificial Intelligence in Viet Nam. Besides world-class research works
published at the world’s No. 1 conferences on Artificial Intelligence such as
ICML and NeurIPS, VinAI cooperates with leading research institutes and
technology universities worldwide to create a network of exchange and research
to work on Artificial Intelligence solutions to solve the world’s problems.

“Artificial Intelligence Day 2020 – Far-reaching to Take on the Challenge” is held online on September 12-13, 2020 with four main topics: AI Development in Vietnam: Vision and Challenges; AI in technical innovation in the fields of transportation, computer vision, and healthcare; AI Training in Vietnam and AI in natural language and Vietnamese language processing.

The event is expected to attract about 2,000 online participants in addition to being attended by world-famous speakers and panelists like Jeff Dean (Head of AI at Google); Nemanja Djuric (Machine Learning Tech Lead at Uber ATG); Professor Michael Brown – York University (Director of Samsung AI Center – Toronto), Anandan (CEO of Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence); Vu Ha (Technical Director of Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence); Professor Bhiksha Raj (Carnegie Mellon University), Professor Karin Verspoor (University of Melbourne), etc., and many famous Vietnamese AI experts working around the world. https://ai2020.vinai.io

Social Enterprise Summit 2020 theme “new normal · collective power”

Social Enterprise Summit 2020 theme “new normal · collective power”

Free public registration to e-meet 70+ social innovators

 

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 16 September 2020 – The 13th Social Enterprise Summit (“SES 2020”) will be held
from 19 to 21 November with the theme “new normal · collective power. The flagship
annual International Symposium to inspire and empower social innovation, will
welcome 70+ top international and local speakers over the 3 days filled with 20
sessions.  This is a special time
when registration is free for the online exchange, opening up to a wider
audience’s participation to co-create our new normal.

 

Annual
Flagship Social Innovation Event – Registration starts today.

The Launch ceremony of SES 2020 kicked off with an unusual
dialogue between Serial Social Entrepreneur Prof Erwin HUANG and the 12-year-old
founder of KidShare Miss Chloe WONG about how, with very different background,
experiences and life stages, they both took on roles to create movements of
collective power for social impact.  Officiating
at the ceremony were Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair of the Social Enterprise
Summit Organizing Committee and Mr Jack CHAN, Under Secretary for Home Affairs against
the backdrop of a transforming butterfly around this year’s theme of “new
normal · collective power”.

 

Mrs Rebecca CHOY YUNG, Chair, Organizing Committee of the
Social Enterprise Summit, remarked “When the world is going through a turbulent
time like 2020, collective power is called for, from all members of our society;
to gather forces from the civil society, businesses, policy makers and academia
through dialogues and actions to co-create a new normal ahead.”

 

“new normal · collective power” towards New Phase of Innovation

SES 2020 is bringing together over 70 leaders and social
innovators from USA, Australia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, South
Korea, Thailand, Mainland China and Hong Kong over the 3-day event.

 

Mr Jeremy HEIMANS
(US), Co-Author of New Power and Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose, and Mr Henry
TIMMS (US), Co-Author of New Power and President and CEO of Lincoln Center,
will reveal at the Keynote address what “New Power” means in today’s connected
world and how everyone can harness this rise of new power to create movements
for a better world.  

 

Mr Francis NGAI (HK), Founder and CEO of Social Ventures
Hong Kong will host the Thematic Session “Overcoming Challenges 2.0: Rebuilding
City Resilience”, a multi-perspective discussion on rebuilding resilience in
our city.  Mr David YEUNG (HK), Founder
and CEO of Green Monday; Dr LAU Ming-Wai (HK), Founder and Director of MWYO and
Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited and Ms Vicky FUNG (HK), Co-founder
of Every Life Is A Song, are amongst the panelists. (For more
details, please refer to the annex)

 

Four Tracks
of discussions on Day Two

Connecting businesspeople, social innovators, policy
makers, academics and young people, the International Symposium will explore
and discuss solutions along four tracks: “Community Empowerment”; “Digital
Social Innovation”; “Sustainability
and Business” and “Education Innovation”

 

Community Empowerment

Digital
Social Innovation

Sustainability and Business

Education

Innovation

Designed to unleash the latent
power embedded in our communities, participants will engage in a journey to
transform the pressure in recent times into positive power of change to
embrace the new normal.

Exploring the use of open data,
citizen science and the future of work to drive informed and responsive
changes woven into our personal, professional, and social spheres along the
digital social innovation highway.

Adopt sustainability strategies,
practices and business models with leading thinkers to prioritize
sustainability and be prepared to lay the foundations for a more resilient
and sustainable business eco-system creating shared values.

Innovation in education can be
manifested through, adopting a skills-based approach in social
entrepreneurship education, building an education transformation movement to
transform traditional practices in schools, and using behavioural science as
a tool to develop a better society.

 

“Saturday
Social Innovation Workshop” and “Asia Youth Entrepreneurship Exchange”

SES 2020 theme “new normal · collective power” draws attention to the changing ways
people work, study, commute or socialize. 
Collective efforts are required to re-focus on fostering mutually
reinforcing solutions; continuous communication towards common agendas and
solving the world’s most pressing issues through social innovation.

 

The Saturday workshop will make reference to the highly
influential book New Power: How It’s
Changing the 21st Century and Why You Need to Know About It
by Jeremy
HEIMANS and Henry TIMMS, introducing the essence of the New Power idea, the
challenges, and the massive potential for creating a mobilization movement
through New Power thinking.

 

To be held on the same day is the Asia
Youth Entrepreneurship Exchange, an apposition
of local and regional social entrepreneurs
where participants can learn, share, explore and network with twelve social
entrepreneurs from major cities in Asia.

 

Concluding session
of this year’s International Symposium: “Yesterday’s
Heritage; Today’s Transformation; Tomorrow’s DYNAMIC INNOVATION” is a specially
curated narrative involving guest speakers across generations and sectors to
share their insights on “The New Normal To Be”.

 

Outreach
Activities to Explore Social Innovation in Communities

Besides the International Symposium, SES 2020 continues to
engage with different communities through Social Entrepreneurship Labs, Mid-Autumn
Social Innovation Experience, School Talks/Workshops and Community Tours, to be
held in
Central and Western District, Kwai Tsing, Kwun Tong, Sham Shui
Po, Southern District, Wong Tai Sin, Yau Tsim Mong and Yuen Long District between
now and November. An online 30-day-challenge Joys30.ses.org.hk is being held during the month of September to encourage community
involvement in driving changes around us.

 

Public Registration

SES 2020 is open for free
registration as from TODAY. Register now at http://bit.ly/SES2020Reg

 

For more programme details, please
view or download the SES 2020 Registration
Brochure
at https://ses.org.hk/content/ses-2020-registration-brochure

 

Special
thanks to The Garage, Deloitte for sponsoring the launch ceremony venue.

Annex:

 

Biography of key speakers at Social
Enterprise Summit 2020

 

Jeremy
HEIMANS

Co-Author of
New Power and Co-Founder and CEO of Purpose, US

Mr Jeremy
Heimans is the co-founder and CEO of Purpose, a global organization that builds
and supports movements for a more open, just, and habitable world. He is the
co-founder of GetUp!, an Australian political organization with more members
than all of Australia’s political parties combined; and Avaaz, the world’s
largest online citizen movement. He is a recipient of the Ford Foundation’s
75th Anniversary Visionary Award for his work as a movement pioneer, and has
been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. Together
with Henry Timms, Jeremy is the co-author of the 2018 bestseller “New
Power”, recognised by the New York Times’ David Brooks as “the best
window I’ve seen into this new world”, and by The Guardian as “a
manual on how to navigate the 21st century”. Their thinking on “new
power” has been featured as the Big Idea in Harvard Business Review, and
Jeremy’s TED talk on the topic has been viewed more than 1.4 million times.

 

Henry TIMMS

Co-Author of
New Power and President and CEO of the Lincoln Center, US

Mr Henry Timms is the co-author of the international
bestseller New Power, described by David Brooks of the New York Times as
“the best window I’ve seen into this new world” and shortlisted for
the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year. 
He is the President and CEO of Lincoln Center, which serves three
primary roles: world’s leading presenter of superb artistic programming,
national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of
the Lincoln Center campus. Previously he was the President and CEO of 92nd
Street Y, a cultural and community center that creates programs and movements
that foster learning and civic engagement. Under his leadership, the
144-year-old institution was named to Fast Company’s “Most Innovative
Companies” list. He is also the co-founder of #GivingTuesday, a global
philanthropic movement that engages people in close to 100 countries that has
generated over a billion US dollars for good causes.

 

David YEUNG

Founder and
CEO of Green Monday, HK

A multi-faceted social venture with the mission to take on
the world’s most pressing crises of climate change, food insecurity and public
health. With the global sustainability movement initiated by Green Monday
Foundation, the revolutionary food technology innovation in OmniFoods and
OmniPork, the market-transforming plant-based retail, dining and distribution
network in Green Common, and the impact investment arm in Green Monday
Ventures.

 

Vicky FUNG

Co-founder
of Every Life Is A Song, HK

With over 20 years of pop music experience, as songwriter,
lyricist, singer-songwriter, founder of live house and music label, artist
manager, producer and curator, Vicky has always endeavoured to promote Hong
Kong’s music culture. Vicky has worked with prominent artists, including Sammi
Cheng, Joey Yung, Juno Mak, Gin Lee, Eason Chan, Kay Tse, Eman Lam, and more,
with an impressive list of music awards from top radio stations and
professional associations. Vicky was guest curator for West Kowloon’s Freespace
Happenings and Tai Kwun’s live music series at Laundry Steps. She has also been
appointed a current member of Committee on Venue Partnership under the Leisure
and Cultural Services Department. Vicky believes that the power and value of
music lies beyond the limits of commercial music industry and co-founded a
music social enterprise “Every Life Is A Song” in 2018 together with reputable
lyricist Dr. Chow Yiu Fai.

 

Dr LAU
Ming-Wai, GBS, JP

Founder and Director of MWYO
and Chairman of Chinese Estates Holdings Limited
, HK

A registered attorney in the State
of New York and a CFA Charterholder. Dr Lau is active in public affairs in Hong
Kong. He is the Vice-Chairman of Youth Development Commission, Deputy Chairman
of the Board of the Ocean Park Corporation, a member of the Exchange Fund
Advisory Committee, a member of Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on
Innovation and Strategic Development. He is awarded the Gold Bauhinia Star
(GBS) for his meritorious public and community service in 2017.

 

John MAK

Co-founder,
MM Community, HK/Myanmar

John Mak is a social entrepreneur
based in Hong Kong and Myanmar. He is passionate about public policy and politics,
and is particularly interested in questions of how trust in democracy and our
public institutions can be revamped. In 2017, he co-founded MM Community, a
social venture that seeks to democratise community development processes and
civic engagement channels via crowdsourcing technology. In 2018, John was
selected as an inaugural Obama Foundation Scholar.

 

Tina Y. LO

Chairman, O
Bank, Taiwan

Ms Tina Y. Lo
currently serves as Chairman of O-Bank, the first publicly listed certified B
Corp financial institution in Taiwan. As an advocate of “business as a force
for good” and socially responsible businesses, she has led O-Bank in sustaining
corporate social responsibility, as well as championed support for social
enterprises and start-ups. She was selected as Young Global Leader by the World
Economic Forum and awarded the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship. She also
serves as a member of the Asian Executive Board of the MIT Sloan School of
Management.

 

David
CHRISTIAN

Founder and
CEO, Evo & Co, Indonesia

David Christian is founder and CEO
of Evo & Co, that have 3 different brands under it: Evoware, Evoworld and
Rethink Campaign. Evo & Co vision is to create a world without plastic
pollution by providing one stop solution for single used plastic alternatives. Back to Indonesia after his study
in Canada, he was surprised with how bad environmental condition in Jakarta was
and moved to create something to address this issue. Now with Evo & Co, he
aspires to give positive impact, not only for the environment but also the
society.

About Social Enterprise Summit

Social Enterprise Summit (SES) is a
cross-sector platform to inspire and empower social innovation and social
entrepreneurship. 

The
flagship International Symposium builds on the experiences of over 70 speakers
from 15 locations to inspire, innovate, connect and collaborate with delegates
from the civic society, businesses, government and academic sectors from Hong
Kong, China; Asia Pacific region and beyond to advance positive societal
changes.

Community engagement activities are held in
eight different districts in Hong Kong during the year to expand the
participation and reach beyond the conference rooms, applying knowledge, social
entrepreneurship and innovative mindsets to various day to day life settings.

 

2020 Theme: “new normal · collective power 19-21. 11. 2020 Online

The turn of the decade 2020 begins with a pandemic affecting
people around the world, raising attention to health and changing the way
people work, study, commute or socialise. Everyone in our society will require
some shifts to come out of the current situations. Collective efforts are
needed to re-focus on fostering mutually reinforcing solutions, continuous
communication towards common agendas and making swift decisions based on
current data and measurement. This International Symposium will examine the
process through 4 thematic tracks: Community Empowerment, Digital Social
Innovation, Sustainability and Business as well as Education Innovation.

 

Official Website: http://ses.org.hk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SocialEnterpriseSummit/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sesummit/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ses_socialinnovation/

India’s Larsen & Toubro Defence wins Infor Customer Excellence Awards 2020

India’s Larsen & Toubro Defence wins Infor Customer Excellence Awards 2020

Recognized for transformation of business operations using digital technologies

 

MUMBAI, INDIA – Media OutReach – 16 September 2020 Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry, today announced that the defence arm of Larsen & Toubro (L&T Defence) — India’s premier Defence Equipment and Systems company,  has been awarded the 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Award in the Manufacturing Industry Category for the APAC region. The award recognizes L&T Defence for driving innovation through digital technologies and showcasing achievement of exceptional business results. A panel of Infor solution and industry experts selected L&T Defence for its technology implementation and innovation, performance improvement and quantifiable business benefits. Award winners and finalists from around the world were recognized at the first-ever digital Inforum, Sept 15-16.

 

L&T Defence’ business vetical – dedicated to Precision Manufacturing and Systems Integration – embarked on next wave of digitalisation journey to enable a connected ecosystem for measurement of Overall Operational Efficiency (OOE). Infor LN, combined with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), helped L&T Defence digitally connect the facilities across the workshops with an aim to achieve operational efficiency, conformance to stringent quality standards, cost optimization and gain real-time insights for facilitating informed business decisions.

 

Commenting on this achievement, a spokesperson at L&T Defence said, “The advent of Industry 4.0 technologies provides the defence sector an opportunity to digitally transform business operations and strategically unlock new opportunities for gaining a competitive edge. Combining I4.0 technologies with Infor solutions is playing a key role in our digital evolution to deliver greater business value across engineering, planning, manufacturing and quality processes extending to the lifecycle of our product offerings.”

“We are honoured to be recognized at the 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Awards. The award demonstrates our strategic focus to retain technology leadership through sustained innovation for actualizing value creation goals,” the spokesperson added.

 

“L&T Defence is an Industry major and at the forefront of delivering technology intensive platforms and systems to the Defence and Aerospace sectors in India on time. We congratulate L&T Defence on their success; this award is a testimony of L&T’s commitment to offering best-in-class defence equipment, systems and platforms by putting digital innovation to work across business process and create value,” said Ranga Pothula, General Manager, India Business Unit and Senior Vice President, global delivery services at Infor. 

 

“With the ever-changing business environment, manufacturing units today face the complexity to deliver high-quality products while optimizing business processes and meeting stringent compliance guidelines. Infor is committed to delivering robust industry-specific solutions with agility for L&T Defence to help meet industry requirements, compliance and gain transparency on business operations in every footprint.”

Media Contact:

Phyllis Tan

Infor Asia Pacific

phyllis.tan@infor.com

+65 9799 9133

About Larsen &Toubro

Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in engineering, procurement and construction projects, manufacturing, defence and services with over USD 21 billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customer focused approach and a constant quest for top class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for eight decades.

About Infor

Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry. Providing mission-critical enterprise applications to 67,000 customers in more than 175 countries, Infor software is designed to deliver more value and less risk, with more sustainable operational advantages. We empower our 17,000 employees to leverage their deep industry expertise and use data-driven insights to create, learn and adapt quickly to solve emerging business and industry challenges. Infor is committed to providing our customers with modern tools to transform their business and accelerate their own path to innovation. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.

GBG and AmBank Win Cyber Risk Solution of the Year at Asia Risk Awards 2020

GBG and AmBank Win Cyber Risk Solution of the Year at Asia Risk Awards 2020

Global tech firm and Malaysia’s 6th largest banking group win with end-to-end enterprise Fraud and Cyber Risk Management Solutions

 

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 16 September 2020 – GBG (AIM:GBG), the
global technology specialist in fraud and compliance management, identity
verification and location data intelligence, and AmBank, the 6th
largest banking group in Malaysia, have today been announced as the winners of
the Cyber Risk Solution of the Year category at the Asia Risk Awards
2020
, the longest-running and most prestigious awards for firms and
individuals involved in Asia’s derivatives markets and risk management.

 

As consumer behaviour continues to shift away from
in-person banking and toward digital banking, the volume of cyber threats and
risks to individuals and businesses is heightened. GBG’s risk management
solution is recognised for helping financial institutions prevent and centrally
manage their online fraud and cyber threat landscapes, while also adhering to
the latest regulatory compliance requirements. Particularly in Malaysia, where
the Risk Management in Technology (RMiT) policy was passed by Malaysia’s
central bank, Bank Negara, on 1 January, 2020, mandating new governing
standards and guidelines for technology risk management and cyber risk
management for financial institutions; GBG has helped banks effectively meet
these new requirements with end-to-end fraud and cyber risk management
solutions.

 

June Lee, APAC Managing Director of GBG said: “We are humbled to receive this industry recognition from the
Asia Risk Awards 2020, reinforcing the value of our proactive and preventative fraud
and cyber risk solutions. Our research shows that more than half of financial
institutions in APAC see the prevention of new types of cyber attacks as the
second largest challenge in fraud prevention. As the threats of cybercrime
continue to be exacerbated by the pandemic, GBG strives to continuously
innovate and expand our fraud prevention capabilities to help our customers transact
securely while building digital trust.”

 

With GBG’s Fraud and Cyber Risk Management solution, organisations
can detect fraud at the point of origin in real time, alert and stop fraudulent
payments across all channels. The system detects threats before fraudsters can
compromise legitimate customers and merchants by identifying suspicious behavioural
patterns and blocking anomalous actions. In addition, users have the ability to
add new digital products and channels to the system to safeguard new launches against
financial crimes easily and quickly.

 

Aaron Loo, Managing Director of Retail Banking  at AmBank said: “The
pandemic has introduced a whole new level of complexity to the fraud and
cybercrime landscape as people are spending more time online than ever.
Malware, bots, and scams have spiked and it has been critical for us to be on
the front foot for our customers to protect them against growing social
engineering and first party fraud attacks.”

 

The Asia Risk Awards 2020 were announced online throughout
September 7-11, 2020.

 

About GBG:

GBG offers a range
of solutions that help organisations quickly validate and verify the identity
and location of their customers.

Our market-leading
technology, data and expertise help our customers improve digital access,
deliver a seamless experience and establish trust so that they can transact
quickly, safely and securely with their customers online.

Headquartered in the
UK and with over 1,000 team members across 16 countries, we work with 20,000
customers in over 70 countries. Some of the world’s best-known businesses rely
on GBG to provide digital services and keep the economy moving, from US
e-commerce giants to Asia’s biggest banks and European household brands.

To find out more about how we help our clients
establish trust with their customers, visit www.gbgplc.com/apac, follow us on Twitter
@gbgplc or LinkedIn.

Bega Cheese’s Zack Chisholm named ‘APAC CIO of the Year’ at 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Award

Bega Cheese’s Zack Chisholm named ‘APAC CIO of the Year’ at 2020 Infor Customer Excellence Award

The win recognises Bega’s exceptional use of cloud technology in APAC

 

SYDNEY,
AUSTRALIA – Media
OutReach
 – 16
September 2020  Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised
by industry, today announced Bega
Cheese Limited chief information officer Zack Chisholm as the recipient of its
first CIO of the Year award in Asia-Pacific as part of its 2020 Infor
Customer Excellence Awards. These annual awards recognise customers that drive innovation and showcase
exceptional business results.

Zack Chisholm, Chief Information Officer, Bega Cheese Limited

 

A panel of Infor solution
and industry experts evaluated each applicant on scope and depth of performance improvement, quantifiable
business benefits, customer focus and satisfaction, and technology use and
innovation. Award winners and finalists were recognised at the first-ever
digital Inforum APAC, Sept 16.

 

The
publicly listed Bega Cheese Limited is a leading dairy and food producer of
cheese, infant formula, nutritional powders, and home to one of the most iconic
brands in Australia – Vegemite.

 

Bega has a vision to become The Great
Australian Food Company and knows that technology plays a critical role in
keeping them agile as the business grows. Led by Zack Chisholm, the
company has been working to transform the technology landscape to support the
business growth and to lay the foundations to better compete on a global stage.
To do this, Bega knew it needed to be able to implement change quickly and stay
on the most current versions of their systems. For this reason, Bega has
implemented Infor’s Testing as a Service (TaaS) cloud solution allowing it to
achieve the benefits from the latest technology while minimising risk. Bega
recognised that to release changes quickly it required a robust and effective
way to test across the system, especially integrations and extensions. After
implementing Infor CloudSuite Food & Beverage, the company has been able to
further optimise a range of processes across the supply chain, finance and operations.
By using the TaaS solution, Bega has more certainty with its results by minimising
disruptions to production. 

 

“I’m
extremely proud to receive the CIO of the Year award from Infor, and for the
recognition of all our teams hard work at Bega Cheese,” said Chisholm.

 

“Infor
has been a key partner in our journey to the cloud and in order to keep pace
and manage some of the challenges we have faced this year with natural
disasters such as drought, bushfires and now the pandemic the team have been
working hard to achieve the pace of change we need to support the business.

 

“We
have hit many milestones together with Infor, and one highlight has been our
ability now to script and automate our testing end to end and increase our pace
of change. Testing our environment now take 16 hours, down from 450 hours in
the pre-Infor, manual days. This vast improvement has been a real enabler for
rapid change in the business,” he said.

 

Infor
ANZ managing director Jarrod Kinchington congratulated Chisholm on his win, and
said he was thrilled that Infor was supporting Bega to optimise its supply chain.

 

“The Infor
CloudSuite Food & Beverage solution is built specifically for the F&B
sector. Its comprehensive system architecture has enabled Bega to accelerate
its global supply chain and bring products to market faster. Bega knows that technology plays a critical role in
keeping them agile as it continues to grow, and we’re so proud to help Zack and
his team deliver stellar results during and beyond their transformation journey.

 

“Our deep industry expertise and ability to rapidly
deploy cloud technology has enabled Bega to quickly respond to the many
challenges currently being faced by the sector, and future-proof its IT
investments to deliver maximum return on investment,” said Kinchington.

 

Learn
more about Inforum APAC 2020:

https://inforum.infor.com/agenda-at-a-glance-apac/

 

Media
Contact:

Phyllis Tan

Infor Asia Pacific

phyllis.tan@infor.com

+65 9799
9133

About Bega

Bega Cheese has established
itself as one of the leading dairy and food companies in Australia.  Bega Cheese’s famous brands, record of growth
and strong relationships across the entire dairy supply chain has seen the
business grow from humble beginnings to now be recognised as one Australia’s
most important dairy and food companies. 
Bega Cheese is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange with a
market capitalisation in excess of $1 billion.

 

Bega Cheese manufactures and
value adds over 200,000 tonnes of food products including cheddar, processed
and cream cheese, infant formula, nutritional powders, nutraceuticals,
Vegemite, peanut butter, peanuts, salad dressings and sauces.  Bega Cheese has approximately 2,000 staff
with operations spanning the south east coast of Australia from the Atherton
Tablelands in Queensland to Koroit in western Victoria.  The company exports to over 40 countries
around the world.


About Infor

Infor is a global leader in
business cloud software specialized by industry. Providing mission-critical
enterprise applications to 67,000 customers in more than 175 countries, Infor
software is designed to deliver more value and less risk, with more sustainable
operational advantages. We empower our 17,000 employees to leverage their deep
industry expertise and use data-driven insights to create, learn and adapt
quickly to solve emerging business and industry challenges. Infor is committed
to providing our customers with modern tools to transform their business and
accelerate their own path to innovation. To learn more, please visit www.infor.com.

Taiwan’s 2020 Tang Prize Laureate Wang Gungwu to Talk about the Many Faces of Sinology

Taiwan’s 2020 Tang Prize Laureate Wang Gungwu to Talk about the Many Faces of Sinology

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 15 September 2020 – Given the span and complexity of Chinese
history, it is not surprising only a handful of people can have a comprehensive
knowledge of it. The Tang Prize Foundation and National Chengchi University
will co-host the 2020 Tang Prize Masters’ Forum for Sinology, scheduled to take
place from 2p.m. to 4p.m. (GMT+8), Taiwan time, on September 22, at the
University’s Art & Culture Centre. Prof. Wang Gungwu, 2020 Tang Prize
winner in Sinology and world authority on the study of the Chinese overseas,
will speak on the topic, “The High Road to Pluralist Sinology.”

 

Also
featured in this forum are Prof. Huang Chin-shing, vice president and
academician of Academia Sinica, Prof. Chen Kuo-tung, research fellow of
Academia Sinica’s Institute of History and Philology, and Prof. Yang Jui-sung,
professor and vice dean of National Chengchi University’s College of Liberal
Arts.

The
Tang Prize in Sinology recognizes the study of Sinology in its broadest sense,
which encompasses not only Chinese philology, linguistics, literature and art
but also Chinese thought and history. Erudite and perceptive, Prof. Wang spent
nearly four decades steeped in the research on the history of the Chinese
overseas, Sino-foreign relations, Southeast Asia, trade, as well as maritime
history. His works broke new ground in Chinese studies. Looking at China from
the periphery, he is able to provide unique insights about China’s changing
place in the world and come up with innovative interpretations of Sinology’s
important role in the modern society. It is for all these achievements that he
was awarded the 2020 Tang Prize in Sinology. In this forum, he will open a
discussion on the traditions of Sinology that also delves into the meaning
behind China studies in the new world order. He will begin by tracing its
evolution and contemporary developments before examining the newest trends and
exploring the continuity of such studies for the future. Prof. Wang will be
joined by distinguished scholars in a panel discussion to further examine and
understand the diverse values and future outlook of the field of Sinology. 

 

As
the old Chinese saying goes: “History is like a mirror, reflecting how an
empire rises and falls.” China’s growing influence in the 21st
century reshaped the world order.

 

While
the Sino-US tensions keep mounting, the South China Sea has also become a
dangerous flashpoint. A deeper knowledge of China is therefore what citizens of
the world should strive to acquire. As the leading historian on Sino-Southeast
Asian relations, Prof. Wang developed a unique approach to understanding China,
filling the gap in Sinology created by the dominance of more conventional
narratives about China constructed out of either an internalist perspective or
China’s position in relation to the West. He scrutinizes China’s long and
complex history to offer people living in the contemporary era his original
views on modern China that are different from those emerging amid international
political conflicts.   

 

The
moderator and panelists for the forum are all eminent scholars in the fields of
Chinese history and philosophy. Prof. Huang Chin-shing specializes in Chinese
intellectual history, historiography and religious culture. Prof. Chen Kuo-tung
is an expert on the economic and maritime history of the Ming and Qing period.
His recent research centers on the advent of globalization over the past five
centuries. Prof. Yang Jui-sung serves as the vice dean of the College of
Liberal Arts and director of the office of Lo Chia-luen International Sinology
Chair. His main research includes late imperial and modern Chinese thought,
cultural history as well as psychohistory and historiography.

 

To
watch a 1-minute video about this year’s Masters’ Forums, please click on https://reurl.cc/d5xKr8. For more information about the
forum, please visit https://www.tang-prize.org/en/week.php?cat=94

 

About Tang Prize

Dr. Samuel
Yin, chairman of Ruentex Group, founded the Tang Prize in December of 2012 as
an extension of the supreme value his family placed on education. Harkening
back to the golden age of the Tang Dynasty in Chinese history, the Tang Prize
seeks to be an inspiring force for people working in all corners of the world.
For more information on the Tang Prize and its laureates, please visit www.tang-prize.org

Buono Thailand Launches Buono Snow Skin Mooncake with 100% Thai Monthong Durian in Collaboration with Taiwanese Illustrator Jun-Jun for Mid-Autumn Festival

Buono Thailand Launches Buono Snow Skin Mooncake with 100% Thai Monthong Durian in Collaboration with Taiwanese Illustrator Jun-Jun for Mid-Autumn Festival

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 15
September 2020 – For this year’s
Mid-Autumn Festival, Buono Thailand, presents their best-selling Durian Mooncake, “Buono
Snow Skin Mooncake” in brand-new elegant packaging inspired by the rabbit and
the moon in collaboration with Taiwanese illustrator Jun-Jun for guests to
celebrate the Moon Festival.

The Buono Snow Skin Mooncake is a
premium mooncake made with 100% luxury, Thai Monthong durian, also known as
“Golden Pillow”. Unlike other mooncakes on the market, which mix a number of
ingredients to make the fillings, Buono Snow Skin Mooncakes are made from pure,
fresh durian wrapped in a soft, smooth snow skin and is the ultimate indulgence
for mooncake lovers.

Buono, established since 2001, is a manufacturer and
exporter of plant-based frozen desserts based in Thailand, which has been
selling their best-selling Durian Mooncake in Hong Kong for a number of years.
Products are created with customers in mind, crafted with the highest quality
ingredients, and only when it passes stringent quality control measures, are
they then made available for purchase. There is a strong emphasis on quality,
safety and traceability when it comes to Buono’s products, and true to the
company’s motto of enhancing happy and healthy living, the durian Snow Skin
Mooncake is dairy free, gluten free and vegan. They are free from artificial flavors
or preservatives, making it the ultimate guilt-free indulgence for mooncake
lovers.

Inside
its elegant gift box and gift bag designed by Taiwanese illustrator Jun-Jun,
are 6 pieces of luxury mooncake, each individually wrapped with a cooling gel
inside, making it the ultimate gift for loved ones for this year’s moon festival.

The Buono Snow Skin Mooncake will be available
for the retail price of HKD228 at Fusion, Su-Pa-De-Pa, Food Le Parc, Taste,
Great Food Hall, Gourmet and ParknShop, the latter both online and offline.

About Buono

Established in 2001, Buono
(Thailand) Public Company Limited is Thailand’s leading
manufacturer of plant-based frozen food and desserts. Our mission is to create top quality food products that allow consumers maintain a happy and
healthy lifestyle. Our products, offered
both under our own brand and our customer’s private labels, are currently
available at major supermarkets globally including USA,
Australia, Europe and Asia. Sustainability, social responsibility, and the
communities we serve are at the heart of our business. We have been striving to
support local farmers through the provision of sourcing high quality, local
Thai produce as part of our sustainability drive, and supporting small
businesses. Buono uses cutting edge technologies and is continuously driving
product innovation to make sure its products are of the highest quality for its
customers.

For more information please visit: www.buonogroup.com

DHL Global Forwarding connects three continents with dedicated flight

DHL Global Forwarding connects three continents with dedicated flight

  • The
    China-Netherlands-U.S.-South Korea airfreight charter is developed with the
    demands of the life science and healthcare sector in mind
  • The
    Covid-19 pandemic saw shippers leverage DHL Global Forwarding’s cold chain
    capabilities in life science and healthcare to transport test kits and
    pharmaceutical products

SINGAPORE
– Media OutReach – 15 September 2020 – DHL Global
Forwarding, the freight forwarding specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has
launched an air freight charter connecting Asia Pacific to Europe and the U.S.
to meet demand from customers in the technology, manufacturing and life science
and healthcare sectors. Managed by StarBroker,
DHL Global Forwarding’s in-house charter team, the twice-weekly charter
originates from Chongqing, China and flies to Amsterdam, Netherlands; Chicago,
United States; Incheon, South Korea before returning to China.

 

Thomas Mack, Head of Global Air Freight DHL
Global Forwarding said, “While some passenger airlines have resumed operations,
the situation in the air freight market remains volatile — especially as belly
capacity is still tight As the leader in the air freight market, DHL Global
Forwarding’s top priority is to provide our customers with sufficient and reliable
air freight capacity. Not only are the resilient, agile and reliable supply
chains of highest importance for an economic recovery, but also in preparation
for the availability of vaccines and other essential medical supplies during
the pandemic.”

 

South Korea has seen its export of
healthcare products
rise year-on-year by 26.7% in the first half of 2020,
with pharmaceutical goods in particular increasing by 52.5%. China has exported
28.5%
more
medical devices in the first five months of the year as compared to a
year ago. In 2019, China, the Netherlands and the United States were among the top ten
importers and exporters
of medical goods.

 

“Over the years, DHL has built up its expertise
from globally certified facilities and staff to technologies that track shipments
in real-time in addition to ensuring the integrity of such products throughout
their journey. Getting the much-needed air capacity is the last piece in the value
chain puzzle, so to speak, that ensures temperature sensitive products such as life-saving
vaccines reach the communities-in-need,” added Mack.

 

In a recently published white paper DHL together
with McKinsey & Company as analytics partner explores the logistics
challenges for vaccines and medical goods during COVID-19. To provide global coverage
of COVID-19 vaccines, up to ~200,000 pallet shipments and ~15 million
deliveries in cooling boxes as well as ~15,000 flights will be required across
the various supply chain set-ups. The complete white paper can be downloaded
under https://www.dhl.com/pandemic-resilience.

 

DHL Global
Forwarding has a global network of facilities that meet the European Union’s Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines for life science and
healthcare supply chains. The leading
international provider of air, sea and road freight services has a suite of temperature-controlled
freight solutions such as DHL
Air Thermonet
and DHL LifeConEx that allows real-time visibility and active monitoring for
the movement of goods that could include medicines, supplements, vaccines,
medical devices and diagnostic equipment.

 

To meet growing
demand for imports of temperature-controlled and high-technology goods into
Australia, DHL Global Forwarding will also launch a new airfreight charter on
September 23. Flying four times a week, the charter will consolidate goods from
Europe, China and Singapore in Hong Kong before transporting them to Sydney,
Australia.

 

In April 2020, DHL
Global Forwarding tapped on its network of life science and healthcare
facilities, temperature-controlled solutions and customs clearance expertise to
fly more than 1.3
million
Covid-19 test kits from South Korea
to Brazil, Ecuador, India, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Saudi Arabia. The
freight forwarder also launched a dedicated 100-ton
weekly air freight service
for organizations
and governments shipping health and medical-related items and other goods from
China to Middle East and Africa.

 

Note to editors:

For the life sciences and healthcare sector, sector
players needed to keep drugs and devices on the move to support healthcare
services worldwide, many of which were facing over-stretched capacities.

 

Unlike other industries, life science and healthcare
supply chains are complicated by strict quality and regulatory controls,
including temperature regulation and special handling requirements.
Find out on Logistics of Things how a
healthy supply of life-saving medical products kept moving through a global
health crisis.

 

DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL
divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from
national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment
solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial
supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220
countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely
and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized
solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences
and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and
retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

 

DHL is
part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 63
billion euros in 2019. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to
society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the
world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by
2050.

Taiwan’s 2020 Tang Prize Biopharmaceutical Science Laureates to Decipher the Code of Body’s Inflammatory Responses

Taiwan’s 2020 Tang Prize Biopharmaceutical Science Laureates to Decipher the Code of Body’s Inflammatory Responses

TAIPEI,
TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 14 September 2020 – As COVID-19’s global rampage continues,
countries around the world are in a race to develop not only effective vaccines
but also promising therapies. The 2020 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science
is jointly awarded to Dr. Charles Dinarello, university professor of the
University of Colorado, Dr. Marc Feldmann, professor emeritus at the University
of Oxford, and Dr. Tadamitsu Kishimoto, former president of Osaka University,
for their groundbreaking discoveries about three cytokines critically involved
in the pathogenesis of various autoimmune diseases–interleukin-1(IL-1), tumor
necrosis factor (TNF), and interleukin-6 (IL-6). They made great contributions
to our understanding of these diseases and facilitated the development of
cytokine-targeting biologics that help alleviate the pain of patients suffering
from debilitating diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing
spondylitis, and psoriasis. The Tang Prize Foundation, in collaboration with
Experimental Biology of the US and Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University,
will stage the 2020 Tang Prize Masters’ Forum for Biopharmaceutical Science at
9a.m., Taiwan time (GMT+8), on September 22, and livestream it on the
Foundation’s website (https://www.tang-prize.org/en/week.php?cat=94 ), with both Mandarin and English settings
available.  

  

Titled
“Targeting the Hyperactive Immune System, from Autoimmune Disease to Cytokine
Storms,” this forum will be co-hosted by Prof. Yun Yen, president emeritus of
Taipei Medical University, and Prof. Shaw-Jeng Sean Tsai, chair professor in
the Department of Physiology at National Cheng Kung University. In addition to
the lectures delivered by three 2020 awardees, 2014 Tang Prize and 2018 Nobel
Prize winners Dr. James P. Allison and Prof. Tasuku Honjo will also take part.
Taking advantage of videoconferencing technology, we will offer a platform for
audiences in Taiwan and around the globe to engage and interact with the
speakers and panelists either on-site or online. Let’s go down memory lane
together to see how scientists managed to identify the cause of autoimmune
diseases, while also looking forward to potential treatments for “cytokine
storms” induced by overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines and often
inflicted upon severe COVID-19 patients.  

 

As
people gravely ill with COVID-19 can suffer from aggressive immune responses to
the coronavirus that will result in great damage to their bodies, Dr. Dinarello
will talk about treatments that stop the immune system from going into
overdrive and also current clinical trials that block IL-1. Dr. Feldmann will
share his research on TNF that has transformed the way we treat inflammatory
diseases and address the question about whether targeting TNF can help treat
COVID-19 patients. Dr. Kishimoto will update us on COVID-19 patients’ reaction
to tocilizumab, a monoclonal anti-IL-6 receptor antibody he helped
develop. 

 

This
pandemic has ushered mankind into a battleground where our war with a new virus
has just begun. In the frantic search for knowledge and information about this
latest enemy, much of the research has been closely bound up with cytokine
functions and the inflammatory responses they can trigger. We therefore
cordially invite you to join us on this learning curve to explore the mysteries
about autoimmune disease and cytokine storms. 

 

About Tang Prize

Dr.
Samuel Yin, chairman of Ruentex Group, founded the Tang Prize in December of
2012 as an extension of the supreme value his family placed on education.
Harkening back to the golden age of the Tang Dynasty in Chinese history, the
Tang Prize seeks to be an inspiring force for people working in all corners of
the world. For more information on the Tang Prize and its laureates, please
visit www.tang-prize.org

Chinachem Group Shopping Arcades Adopt Additional Tenant Support Measures

Chinachem Group Shopping Arcades Adopt Additional Tenant Support Measures

NINA MALL Collaborates with Deliveroo and foodpanda to Launch Series of Special Privileges

 

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 14 September, 2020 – While the local economy, especially the F&B and retail sectors, have been seriously battered by the persistent COVID-19 pandemic, Chinachem Group has been carrying out a host of support initiatives for their retail tenants to show the Group’s care for the community and its commitment to corporate social responsibility. Besides offering rental relief for their mall tenants across different sectors on a case-by-case basis, the Group has also launched a series of dining promotion privileges and complimentary delivery services in order to help its tenants ride out the current challenges.

 

 

Photo 1 & 2): Chinachem Group made a swift decision during the peak period of the epidemic to deploy its resources to provide free delivery services for NINA MALL’s F&B tenants.

 

Additionally, to cope with the surge in demand for food takeaway and delivery, NINA MALL 1 & 2, the flagship shopping properties of Chinachem Group in Tsuen Wan, is offering extra services for its shop tenants and customers. Partnering for the first time with Deliveroo and foodpanda, two of the largest food delivery service providers, NINA MALL will support its restaurant tenants by waiving onboarding fees and subsidising relevant service charges during the promotion period, while customers can enjoy delicious food comfortably at home.

 

A host of extra benefits are also on offer for NINA CLUB members during the promotion period (details below). 

 

Get $50 coupon codes with member bonus points

“Want to enjoy wonderful delicacies in the comfort of your home?” Starting from 16 September, 2020,  just click on Deliveroo or foodpanda’s delivery platforms and place orders at 17  listed restaurants (refer to list 1) of NINA MALL. NINA CLUB members can instantly redeem Deliveroo or foodpanda coupon codes from 16 September to 15 November, 2020 with 500 bonus points. The coupon codes will allow members to enjoy a $50 discount for any orders totaling HK$150 or more. Moreover, new NINA CLUB members will be awarded 500 bonus points right off the bat. Register now and get these awards immediately!

A win-win initiative supporting tenants and employees

In addition, Chinachem Group provided free-of-charge ‘Food Express’ delivery services during March and August. Offers to customers were also upgraded in August, to attract more customers with even more restaurant choices and wider service area coverage of 16 commercial and residential destinations. This service has now been successfully completed. It was a win-win initiative, as the Group made a swift decision during the peak period of the epidemic to deploy its resources to provide free delivery services for NINA MALL’s F&B tenants.

 

(List 1) List of restaurants offering food delivery services under the partnership between NINA MALL and Deliveroo as well as foodpanda

NINA MALL

Shop location

Shop name

NINA MALL 1

G01A shop

Dim Sum Bar

301 & 304 shop

W.K. Fine Dining

305 shop

Chongqing Xiaoyu Hot Pot Restaurant

NINA MALL 2

101 shop

Green Common

102 shop

Sushi Raku 

109 shop

Men Wah Bing Teng

110 shop

MILK TOP Plus

111 shop

Milksha

116 shop

Ca-Tu-Ya

121 shop

Coucou Hotpot‧Tea Break

122 shop

CHAN*TAIWAN CUISINE

135 shop

MOS BURGER

206 shop

Jinseki Steak Seafood

213 shop

  Ahimsa Buffet

214 shop

 The Point- Pizza & Pasta

215 shop

Twelve Flavors

216 shop

North Viet Pho

Remarks:

1) Privilege details are based on NINA MALL’s relevant promotion materials. Please refer to the promotion leaflets available inside the malls.

2) Redemption of NINA CLUB bonus points for electronic purchase worth HK$100 or more can earn 100 Nina points.

 

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