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Dr Jason Heap Receives NPQH Qualification

On October 14, 2019, Dr Jason D Heap—a graduate of The University of Oxford, Sheffield Hallam University, Howard Payne University, and Walden University—earned an NPQH qualification from the United Kingdom’s Department of Education. The NPQH, or National Professional Qualification for Headship, adds to Dr Heap’s experience and academic training as a school leader. His consultancy is now in its sixth year of global service, and Dr Heap celebrates the work that has been achieved with partners across the United States, and around the world.

The NPQH is designed to develop a school leader’s knowledge and skills across six distinct areas, which enables an effective school Head to be able to know and be able to perform. Additionally, seven distinct leadership behaviours and competencies are crafted and nurtured, ensuring that effective school leaders apply these behaviours and competencies on a daily basis. The content areas focused on strategy and improvement; demonstrating a positive impact within leadership; the ability to guide and improve teaching, learning and curriculum; developing partnerships for a school; effective use and management of all resources; and increasing the capacity of human resources.

Dr Heap reflected on the NPQH qualification, as it further enhances the services he provides. “I am able to provide solutions to schools for continual improvement of local education initiatives, rigorous program evaluation and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, HR processes and internal school systems. With my assistance, we can establish effective timelines and allocate resources to achieve strategic goals for your organisation’s Board. Together, we can engage and motivate various stakeholders: volunteers, board members, event committees, partnering organisations and investors. I can help develop, coordinate and implement curriculum plans and internal monitoring procedures for schools. I also can help expand local revenue-generating and fundraising activities to support existing and extracurricular operations. Furthermore, I am skilled at reviewing and analysing performance data, and can provide your organisation with guidance on improvement methods for staff CPD.”

Dr Heap concluded, “As a school leader, manager, consultant and scholar, I foster an ethos within schools that is conducive for working in partnerships. Lifelong learning itself is about progression and partnership. I use my experiences to ensure that a common message is sent out to all members of the community that surround schools: that learning is life long, enjoyable and fun, a personal investment, and a worthwhile social activity. I want to help create a shift in demand for and a new confidence in education.”

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Dr Jason D Heap is a compassionate and focused international educator and business professional:
· Expert in stakeholder/client relations, staff motivation, budget management and troubleshooting.
· Excels in teaching, developing and mentoring diverse groups of students and teachers.
· Communicates effectively with all levels of staff, senior management and high-profile clientele.
· Experienced in increasing performance in educational and organisational systems.

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For more information contact:
Dr Jason D Heap—International Education Consultant
Washington, DC USA
and
Liverpool, UK
www.jasonheap.org

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New vLex and Juta partnership brings South African case law to a global audience


Later this year, there will be expanded potential for comparative research of South African case law, in addition to legal information from over 130 jurisdictions, on a single platform.

A recent agreement between vLex and Juta will make an extensive collection of South African case law and authoritative reported series widely available to the legal industry around the world.

This new collection will provide access to around 80,000 cases from Southern African courts, dating back to 1910, including cases from The South Africa Law Reports, South Africa Criminal Law Reports, South African Appellate Division Reports as well as Juta’s Unreported Judgments series.

Artificial intelligence and South African law

Accessing the new collection on vLex’s legal research platform will bring intuitive search and analysis tools to South African legal information. For example, the AI-powered legal research assistant, Vincent, will identify important cases by combining human search behaviour with machine speed. Also, visualisation features such as the Precedent Map and Key Passages will allow for new insights to be drawn from this vast collection of legal information.

Masoud Gerami, Managing Director of vLex Global Markets, discussed the importance of this new collection:
“We are excited to make this significant collection available more widely, and we are confident that researchers and academics around the world will benefit from such comprehensive coverage. South Africa was one of the first regions we had considered to enhance the range of content that we offer from vLex, and we are very happy to have achieved this by having a partner of the quality and pedigree of Juta.”

“Juta is delighted to be partnering with vLex on this important initiative”, says Kamal Patel, CEO of Juta and Company. “It will enhance and broaden the availability of our trusted case law offerings beyond South African borders, bringing new and innovative solutions to the market. As a South African pioneer of technology-driven legal information solutions, this partnership aligns with our digital transformation objectives, and our commitment to contributing to the rule of law around the globe.”

To learn more about this new collection, and how you can access it from vLex, please complete the form available here.

Expression of interest form – South African Case Law

About vLex

vLex provides access to a comprehensive collection of legal information from over 130 jurisdictions. Founded over 30 years ago, vLex supports thousands of lawyers, law firms, government departments and law schools around the world.

Our team of over 170 lawyers, engineers and editorial experts continually strive to deliver up-to-date legal information and industry-leading AI-powered legal technology.

About Juta

Established in 1853, Juta is South Africa’s leading academic and law publisher trusted for quality academic, legal, professional and school publications in print and digital format. Meeting legal and regulatory information needs, as well as demands for quality learning resources, Juta matches the power of technology with authoritative African content.

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Global Banking School appoints Professor Ray Lloyd as new CEO


London (England)—Higher education provider Global Banking School (GBS) announced today the appointment of Professor Ray Lloyd as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Professor Lloyd will assume the role beginning September 2020.

Professor Lloyd joins GBS from Leeds Trinity University, where he has served as Deputy ViceChancellor since 2013. A leading sports scientist, Professor Lloyd has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals (specifically in the area of human athletic performance),m and previously worked with prominent sporting organisations such as Leeds United FC, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, the LTA Regional Academy in Leeds, and the Botswana Athletics Association.

“We are delighted to welcome Professor Lloyd as our new CEO,” said Dr Vishwajeet Rana, Chairman of the Executive Board. “Professor Lloyd has been a lifetime coach, great academic, and savvy administrator. The GBS community looks forward to benefitting from his experience as we move to the next stage in developing both international collaborations and furthering our work in widening participation.”

Dr Rana will remain on as GBS’s Chairman of the Executive Board.

Before joining Leeds Trinity University Professor Lloyd held academic posts at the University of Abertay (where he was Dean of the School for Social and Health Sciences) and Leeds Metropolitan University.

He holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in Sport Science from Leeds Beckett University, a PGCE from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Manchester.

Commented Professor Lloyd: “I am delighted to be appointed as CEO of GBS and look forward to contributing to the School’s growth and development as it seeks to offer highquality educational opportunities to even more students from communities typically underrepresented in higher education. I am particularly impressed by GBS’s student-centred approach and its focus on maximising the return on the investment of time and money made by students, and I hope to build on this further.”

About GBS: GBS’s vision is to change lives through education that makes a fundamental difference to
living standards and access to learning.

Press Release Contact: Ahmed Arafa (Editor)
Date: 27 July 2020
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7539 3548
Email: AArafa@globalbanking.ac.uk
For more information, please visit www.globalbanking.ac.uk

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Making African art a cornerstone of the global Art market: Pavillon54 Ltd Launches Pavillon54.com


Making Africa a cornerstone of the Art market: Pavillon54 Limited Launches Pavillon54.com, the new digital hub for African art.

LONDON July 2020: Pavillon54 Limited today announces the launch of its online platform, pavillon54.com, a digital center for Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa and the Diaspora. The website is a one-stop digital platform and community for artists, collectors, dealers, institutions and enthusiasts in the ‘African’ art world, incorporating various sales and educational services such as:

• An e-gallery: Pavillon54 showcases the best art from Africa and the diaspora and includes a roster of curated artists who are able to sell their artworks via the platform. Artists are onboarded or pre-vetted by the Pavillon54 team, to ensure the highest quality of artworks are displayed. Collectors can visit the website to discover new artists and build their art collections from Pavillon54’s selection.
• A well-documented blog and other resources: Pavillon54 publishes informative articles, reports or databases that aim to inform on the state, history and context of African art, providing collectors and dealers with the knowledge required to make intelligent art investments, and researchers and enthusiasts with the tools to build their African art knowledge.
• Experiences and events: Online and offline events aim to build a community for art from Africa and the diaspora. Events will include pop-up exhibitions, studio visits, talks or artistic retreats in different cities across the world, online Live events via social media channels, and in-person discovery and immersion experiences.

“More than an online gallery, we are building an ecosystem that can support a sustainable development of the African art market” says Dana Endundo Ferreira, Founder and CEO of Pavillon54. “We make Africa a cornerstone of the global market by increasing artists exposure, investing in education and expanding the collector base”.

Indeed, the launch of Pavillon54 comes at an important time, as the African Art Market sees sustained growth and significance in the art world in past years and is gaining increased exposure due to recent Black Lives Matter movements. However, despite the increasing appetite for African art, a lack of strong gallery representation and few connections with the international art network means that many artists from Africa have limited opportunities for exposure. Education and information about the African art market is also still relatively under-documented, restricting the ability for the African art world to flourish. Pavillon54’s solution aims to rectify these issues, and provide a centralized space for artists, collectors, institutions and dealers to collectively build the African art market.

ABOUT PAVILLON 54

Pavillon54 is the go-to platform for Modern and Contemporary African art, connecting artists, collectors, buyers, institutions, and art lovers across the world. Founded by Dana Endundo Ferreira in 2020, it combines an e-gallery sales platform, a research-focused online blog, and various online and offline events and experiences to develop a worldwide ecosystem and community around Modern and Contemporary African art. The company aims to propel the African art market by creating the first and foremost platform dedicated to developing the arts and culture of Africa – by Africans, for Africans and for (the rest of) the world.

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Grok Global Expands Education Services with New Subsidiary in South Asia


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Grok Global Services announced it has established a new subsidiary in India, adding to its existing global footprint in China, Malaysia and Vietnam. With initial offices in New Delhi and Chennai, this expansion augments Grok’s global recruitment management and marketing capabilities, and expands Grok’s ability to provide a unified and feature-rich framework for staff deployment across Asia.

Since 2013, Grok has served its clients in India via its India-based partner, Sannam S4. “Since forming this very successful partnership, both Grok and Sannam have expanded. With growing geographic scope and new global service offerings, we are excited that Grok is able to serve clients more fully with its own presence in South Asia. However, Sannam S4 has been, and will continue to be, a key partner for Grok and Grok clients for services in such areas as research and academic collaborations, tax and structural advice, etc.. We look forward to the next stage of our partnership together”, says Kim Morrison, CEO of Grok Global Services.

Grok India will be led by Dylan Hoemsen, who recently joined the organization as Executive Director, South Asia. “I am thrilled to join the great team at Grok and to be able to further build out our solutions offered in South Asia. As a leader in the industry, Grok is showing their commitment to their services and their clients with the expanded presence in South Asia.” says Hoemsen. A familiar face in the region, Hoemsen has spent the last five years living in India where he led the regional recruitment team for Navitas’ North American portfolio.

Grok is pleased to further announce that they will be adding the India-based team of University of Newcastle, Australia to the Grok community. “We’re thrilled to be Grok’s first client institution in India, this is an important market for the University, and we heavily rely on our offshore teams, hosted by Grok, to help us achieve our international goals,” said Hung Truong, Head of International Student Recruitment at Newcastle. “We’ve worked successfully with Grok across multiple geographies for a number of years, deploying representatives in Grok’s China, Malaysia and Vietnam offices. Having the ability to extend this service to India means we are now getting consistent standards of operational support across Asia, and we can work seamlessly to expand our in-country presence across Asia.”

About Grok Global Services
Grok is a professional services firm providing in-country staff, infrastructure and expertise to help education institutions succeed in international markets. Since 2005, Grok has worked with more than 150 clients to extend their reach and improve their outcomes in international engagement and recruitment. Grok’s clients range from globally ranked, large universities to small colleges, schools, and government bodies. Grok serves clients from a range of destinations such as the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, and the experience serving so many diverse clients in locations across Asia gives Grok an unprecedented view into the dynamics and best practices in its delivery markets.

For more information on Grok and the expanded services offered in South Asia, please contact:
Dylan Hoemsen, Grok Global Services
Delhi, India
+91 84489 38258
dylan.hoemsen@grokglobal.com

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Launch of the The Global Technology & Business Services Council


 The Global Technology & Business Services Council launches to globally collaborate, promote and represent the industry

Leading Associations around the world unite to applaud the success of the industry in addressing COVID-19 and set a clear vision for its future.

London, July 16, 2020
In an industry first, the twelve major independent regional organizations representing the technology and business services sector across the world have united to launch The Global Technology & Business Services Council (GT&BSC) to represent the industry globally. These organizations who represent members across their respective regions who are both buyers and providers of services, have united to deliver a global response to the challenges and changes brought about by COVID-19, and present a clear vision for the future of the sector.

GT&BSC, an alliance of twelve international associations representing the technology and business services sector across Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Egypt, India, Latin America, Latvia, Malaysia, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, United States and Ukraine, collectively represent the interests of over 10,000 organisations, including multi-nationals, indigenous tech companies, SMEs, and start-ups.

The technology and business services sector was integral to supporting businesses across the world as they addressed the challenges of adapting to changes caused by COVID-19, demonstrating remarkable agility, commitment and resilience in responding to the crisis; ensuring business continuity for global clients and prioritizing safety of all employees. The sector was central to the rapid deployment of work from home models and digital transformations, providing critical support and “essential services” to various sectors including governments through highly skilled professionals around the world. This is all referenced in the report being published today entitled: “A unified global response for the technology and business services industry”.

The global technology and business services industry delivers strategic value through a global eco-system comprised of over 10 million highly skilled and talented workers around the world, operating flexibly, transparently and collaboratively and utilising best practices to deliver thought leadership, technology-led transformation and continuous business improvement. It is recognised as a significant positive contributor to the global economy, and will be a major contributor to re-energizing many economies worldwide.

Globally, technology and business services will play a key role in evolving nations to the next normal, driving the global economy out of an inevitable downturn and reducing the impact of future economic and social shocks, transforming businesses quickly and making them more resilient moving forward.

The Council members highlighted “We are all incredibly proud of how well our industry responded to the challenges presented by COVID-19. Partnerships and individuals around the world worked tirelessly to ensure key services were delivered in really adverse conditions, remodelling and reinventing business processes literally overnight.

It is the Council’s firm belief that technology, collaboration and access to a global talent pool will be key to driving business and Governments out of the inevitable downturn. Sharing best practices, thought leadership and collaborating on new operating models on a global stage will accelerate recovery around the world. We are delighted that our entire industry is collaborating in this global way for the first time and believe this will provide significant value to global governments, our members, their customers and their employees around the world”.

The role and objectives of the Council include:

• Promote the industry globally, capturing and sharing the value it adds and the innovations it drives
• Advance industry growth
• Provide a global network to develop and share best practice around the world
• Professionalise the industry, globally, and attract the best talent to work in it including cross border movement of highly skilled workforce
• Work collaboratively on global research programmes and thought leadership
• Represent the interests of the sector to stakeholders including Governments, the media and analysts
• Create a united global forum to develop and share new operating models and frameworks
• Come together as a global community to share experiences and drive change
• Promote the importance of impact sourcing and drive fairness throughout the global industry

Commencing today, the Global Technology & Business Services Council will launch a program of work, with immediate next steps including:

1. To conduct a global body of research to better understand the industry’s global state and prepare a report showing directions of further development
2. To initiate discussions with all potential stakeholders including buyers, providers, governments and analysts to create a voice and point of view that drives change in an era of digital disruption and how we could work together in partnership to create a win-win scenario
3. To continuously publish examples of technological acceleration enabling even stronger resilience to crisis situations and economic recovery
4. To strongly promote the sector, its role in the global economy and the future opportunities it represents

Founding members of GT&BSC (in alphabetical order)
ABSL, covering Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, The Balkans, The Baltics
AIBEST, Bulgaria
ALES, covering Latin America
ASTRA, covering Russia and Belarus
BPESA, South Africa
GSA, United Kingdom
IAOP, United States
ITIDA, Egypt
ITUKRAINE, Ukraine
NASSCOM, India
OM MALAYSIA, Malaysia
SLASSCOM, Sri Lanka

Notes to editors:
The Global Technology & Business Services Council is an alliance of the leading regional associations around the world, representing the interest of the global technology and business services industry. Its purpose is to promote the industry for growth by sharing best practices and thought leadership for the benefit of all its members and their clients and employees. The GT&BSC will lobby stakeholders to secure the best interests for its members. All members of the Council have signed up to the Industry code of conduct.

https://gtbsc.org

For more information contact:

Kerry Hallard, London:
kerryh@gsa-uk.com
Mobile: + 44 7774 690447

Pawel Panczyj, Warsaw:
pawel.panczyj@absl.pl
Mobile: +48 600 904 877

Kim Maneeley, New York:
kim.maneeley@iaop.org
Phone: +1.845.452.0600 ext. 104

 

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Armory Joins the AWS Partner Network Global Startup Program


Armory, the enterprise software company commercializing Spinnaker, a leading open source continuous delivery platform from Netflix and Google, announced today that it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Global Startup Program. The APN Global Startup is a unique “white glove” support and go-to-market (GTM) Program for selected startup APN Partners, so that they can build on their AWS expertise, better serve shared customers, and accelerate their growth. To be selected for the APN Global Startup Program, Armory had to meet rigorous criteria, including a clear, demonstrated product market fit for an innovative enterprise tech product, the backing and recommendation of top-tier venture capital firms, and a strategic commitment to building its AWS and cloud expertise.

The APN Global Startup Program enables qualifying startups to gain product design wins, visibility, exposure, leads, and commercial opportunities made possible with exclusive APN resources and dedicated Startup Partner Development Managers (PDM) with deep AWS knowledge and startup business experience, that guide startups in their growth journey with APN. By becoming an APN Global Startup Partner, Armory will receive benefits ranging from a tailor-made plan for mapping the startup needs and opportunities to a selection of AWS services and APN programs, promotion support to drive visibility and awareness around the startup offering, to resources for helping startups sell and deploy innovative solutions on behalf of AWS shared end-customers.

“Armory is proud to join the APN Global Startup Program,” said Daniel R. Odio, CEO, Armory. “Our team is dedicated to helping companies achieve their technology goals by leveraging the
agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides.”

Armory provides an enterprise distribution of Spinnaker that can be procured directly with Armory or via AWS Marketplace and AWS Marketplace Seller Private Offers. APN provides Armory access to GTM engagement on messaging, campaign activation & performance management through APN Marketing Concierge Service. This helps accelerate GTM execution, reach a global audience, and improve GTM ROI.

“Armory offered us top notch support of Spinnaker. They have the capacity to deliver and they listen to the customer needs when shaping up new features of the product.” – Alex Eftimie, GetYourGuide AG

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. The APN is a global program helping partners build a successful AWS-based business, by helping organizations build, market, and sell their offerings. The APN provides valuable business, technical, and marketing support, to help startups achieve exponential growth.

About Armory
Armory is the company driving modern digital transformation with its enterprise version of Spinnaker. Armory’s scalable, flexible and secure platform automates software delivery, enabling software teams to ship better software, faster. The core of Armory’s platform is powered by Spinnaker, the continuous delivery platform developed and open-sourced by Netflix and Google to help companies quickly and safely deploy software into multiple clouds. Armory builds on open-source Spinnaker’s foundation, adding proprietary features for bolstered enterprise scale, along with 24×7 enterprise-grade support. Armory’s platform is trusted by dozens of Global 2000 customers in financial services, technology, retail, healthcare and entertainment. Armory is also a proud sponsor of, and contributor to, the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the vendor-neutral home of the fastest-growing projects for continuous
delivery.

Founded in 2016, Armory is funded by Insight Partners, Crosslink Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Mango Capital, YCombinator and Javelin Venture Partners. Armory is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. Learn more at www.armory.io and follow at @cloudarmory.



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KYND debuts in the Global CyberTech100 for 2020


The top 100 global CyberTech companies providing cyber defences were announced today by FinTech Global.

KYND Limited, a provider of pioneering cyber risk management products, has made its debut into the CyberTech 100. The CyberTech 100 is an annual list showcasing the world’s most innovative and stand out CyberTech providers that are helping firms fight off cyber-attacks and protect their data, as selected by a panel of analysts and industry experts.

This is just the latest highlight in KYND’s 2-year growth story, which since its inception in 2018, has seen it grow from a three-person start-up in a small room in Brixton to a trailblazing CyberTech with a team of 19 in both the UK and Portugal providing transformative cyber risk management products to companies of all sizes, across industries, around the globe.

Andy Thomas, KYND’s CEO, says “We are absolutely delighted to join the Global CyberTech top 100 list and be recognised as amongst the brightest and most innovative companies in this sector. We only started KYND two years ago and to be selected from a pool of over 1000 companies makes us very proud. Our focus on listening to customers and making the complexity of cyber risks easy to understand and simple to mitigate continues to grow with constant product innovation and our partnerships with customers all over the world.”

KYND is now a global provider of revolutionary cyber risk prevention products, used primarily by insurers and brokers but also by companies themselves to reduce and prevent their cyber risks. KYND made it onto the list amidst strong competition in an industry that is growing significantly, with new companies joining all the time.

According to FinTech Global CyberTech is one of the fastest-growing sectors within the FinTech industry, with FinTech Global data showing investment in the space, has grown 14x since 2014 to reach $3.4bn last year. A study by Gov.uk, revealed finance and insurance firms increased their spending on cybersecurity by 23% YoY in 2019.

FinTech Global director Richard Sachar said, “Established financial institutions need to be aware of the latest security technology in the market to protect their organizations from data leaks and cyber-attacks. The CyberTech100 list helps senior management filter through all the vendors in the market by highlighting the leading companies in sectors such as Threat Management, Data Governance, Cloud Security, Employee Risk and Fraud Prevention,” he added.

About FinTech Global
FinTech Global offers the most comprehensive data, the most valuable insights, and the most powerful analytical tools available for the global FinTech industry. We work with market leaders in the FinTech industry – investors, advisors, innovative companies, and financial institutions – and enable them to get the essential intelligence they need to make superior business decisions.

The CyberTech 100 is an annual list of 100 of the world’s most innovative CyberTech companies. These are the companies every financial institution needs to know about as they consider and develop their information security and financial crime fighting strategies. A full list of the CyberTech100 can be found at www.CyberTech100.com. More detailed information about the companies is available to download for free on the website.

About KYND
Founded in March 2018 and headquartered in London, KYND is a new breed of cyber company. KYND makes complex cyber risks simple to understand and manage for every organisation, regardless of size, means or industry sector.

– For more information about KYND visit www.kynd.io
– For more information on FinTech Global, please visit www.FinTech.Global

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Global Transformation Ecosystem OpenExO Announces ExO World: Now! Online Collaborative Event


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As lockdown continues around the world, the energetic and agile team behind OpenExO, the global transformation ecosystem connecting world-class professionals, has announced ExO World: Now! a global one-day online event on 12 May 2020 that will explore the current scenario and find solutions to global challenges triggered and highlighted by COVID-19.

ExO World: Now! is a condensed, one day version of the very successful ExO World Digital Summit that took place on 14-16th April 2020, where more than 2,800 people and 130 speakers gathered inside an interactive online ‘festival’ with one sole purpose – envision how the current global situation can serve as an opportunity to rethink and recreate our future. The 3-day virtual gathering resulted in 56 hours of awe-inspiring content, 200 breakout sessions, 2,700 networking connections, and 10,300 chat messages discussing transformative topics like Biotechnology, SDGs, the Future of Government to psychedelics, peak performance and the exponential renaissance.

Attendees like Valentine Stockdale, Managing Director of Strategy at Blueprints said ExO World was “the best event I have ever attended” and others described the event as “game-changing, trailblazing, a breakthrough, brilliant, truly amazing, a festival like no other, and much better than traditional conferences”.

“After ExO World in April the requests by attendees came pouring in so we responded with ExO World: Now! to help re-live the original atmosphere, content, interactions and the sense of magic we all experienced in April,” said OpenExO Chairman & Founder and lead author of Exponential Organizations, Salim Ismail.

ExO World was conceptualized as a result of the COVID19 global pandemic, with a fast-thinking and nontraditional approach to a global gathering to create, share and evaluate toolsets and ideas to be implemented at a personal, company, or institutional level. Bringing forward their remote-working expertise the OpenExO organizers are aimed at regenerating humanity forward while simultaneously shining a light on the opportunities and positive transformation that can be accomplished virtually while achieving a zero-carbon, efficient, personalized, and highly engaging event experience with breakout sessions, networking and open spaces for collaborative solution-building.

The aim of ExO World is for the proceeds to fund initiatives and outcomes from the events that are aligned with transforming humanity. As a result of April’s ExO World event, $10,000 was donated to DreamTank, a nonprofit aimed at igniting kids through entrepreneurship and innovation.

“The ExO World format was something the world has never seen before and it worked extremely well. We set a massive transformative purpose (MTP) of transforming the world, then we gave attendees a scaffolding by which they could find their own path during the event, whether through climate change, AI or transforming their company… leading them to a huge outcome that they may not have known possible, making them very engaged and excited about the possibilities of the future” says Salim Ismail.

Speakers include:
John Hagel, Salim Ismail, Jason Silva, Nishan Degnarain, Sylvia Earle, Heidi Cuppari, Jeff Booth, Divya Chander, Raymond McCauley, Scott Summit, Andrew Yang, Jerry Michalski, Ramez Naam,
Nicole Dreiske, Jim Kwik, Steven Kotler, Faiz Nazarali, Jim Harris, Vishen Lakhiani, John Mackey, Emilie Sydney-Smith, Nishan Degnarain, Zenia Tata, Sylvia Benito, Ajay Agarwal and more.

For more information and tickets please visit: https://www.exoworld.live/now
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IHEART INSPIRES IN GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE


1st&2nd April: Over 1200 sign up to London-based Mental Health Charity’s virtual event to help global community ‘Find Emotional Freedom in Lockdown.

April 2020 – London –1200  people from over 25 countries, including mental health experts, educators, parents and young people from around the world signed up for London-based mental health charity IHEART’s (Innate Health Education and Resilience Training) FREE two-day virtual conference ‘Finding Emotional Freedom in Lockdown’ on 1st& 2nd April.

Pulled together in just over a week and a virtual ‘first’ for IHEART, this hugely successful event was designed to help parents, families and educators to help themselves – and others – navigate the uncertain and unchartered waters of the covid-19 pandemic. A range of international speakers including leading medical experts, best-selling authors, mental health professionals and educational leaders (see attached for key speaker bios) delivered a blend of uplifting presentations, interactive workshops and panel discussions covering subjects including dealing with fear and stress, finding wellbeing in the face of loss and trauma, keeping the kids sane during lockdown and helping them to cope with the stress of leaving school suddenly.

“The need for all of us to educate ourselves about our emotional resilience and mental health has never been greater- the numbers speak for themselves,” says IHEART CEO Brian Rubenstein. “The main aim of this event was to show that freedom is a state of mind, so that even in a global lockdown, all of us can experience psychological and emotional freedom and good mental health to share with those around us.”

Essential, given a potential global health pandemic on our doorstep.  “It is my prediction that after we get through the next several weeks of social isolation, the biggest trauma will be on Mental Health which is why this conference was so important,” says Keynote Speaker, Dr Arthur Rubenstein, MBBCh, Professor, Department of Medicine at the Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine at U Penn, who also adds that the fallout for mental health “could be even worse than the physical illness (Corona) itself… These are unprecedented times.”

A time which also provides the opportunity to learn about our own innate resilience. “Schools may have closed down, but we are now in the school of life and life is teaching us where our wellbeing actually resides,” adds IHEART Founding Trustee and Facilitator Debbie Fisher.  “This is a wonderful learning opportunity for all of us.”

For further information on the conference, IHEART, plus speaker bios, follow this link:  https://iheartprinciples.com/virtualconference/

Since launching just over three years ago, the IHEART Programme – developed to help our youth strengthen their innate mental health and resilience – has been delivered to over 90 schools/youth groups and almost 5,000 young people. NB: Our highly experienced mental health faculty can also provide expert interviews and quotes for your article/ report /segment on mental health and resilience. Contact Catherine: 07399 011 382 or email catherine@iheartprinciples.com

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