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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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Artfia, the Innovative Personalised Gifts platform, Announces Global Launch


Artfia, the Innovative Personalised Gifts platform with Over 100 Bespoke Products and Designs, Announces Global Launch.

Coventry, England, March 2020: Artfia, a brand new personalised gifting eCommerce platform with everything from tote bags to t-shirts available, is excited to announce this week that their site is officially open and available to take orders.

Founded to provide people around the world with access to gifts that are personalised, unique, and memorable, Artfia has over 100 unique products and designs in stock at this time.

“A gift symbolises so much more to someone if it is thoughtfully personalised,” said Wilson Lau, the founder and creative director of Artfia. “Out of all the gifts we receive in our daily lives, the ones that we cherish are those tailored specifically to us, our likes, and our preferences. We wanted to provide an easy-to-use platform that makes it easier than ever for people to gift one-of-a-kind presents to their loved ones.”

Artfia’s extensive product range include options for clothing, prints, kid’s products, cards and invitations, notebooks, schoolbags, backpacks, and even themed packages that encompass cards, balloons, and flyers for milestone events like sweet 16 birthdays and graduations.

All apparel and bag options, like personalised tote bags and personalised t-shirts, can be customised to accommodate the gift recipient.

As our tagline proudly states: “we are a cult for art lovers and those looking to create something beautiful and irreplaceable,” said Lau. “We are a one-stop-shop for everyone out there that may find it challenging to find the perfect gift for that special someone. Stress no more with Artfia, your trove of gifting perfection, which I proudly announce is open today.”

The Artfia name comes from a fusion of art and mafia, with the Artfia platform designed to provide a solution for users to create bespoke products online with utmost simplicity. Additionally, Artfia proudly sources products from independent companies to support small businesses and offer unique customisable objects.

For more information, visit: https://www.artfia.com.

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Risk & Assurance Group Launches Free Global Blockchain Solution to Dial-Back Wangiri Phone Scams


Telecoms providers and leading suppliers of anti-fraud systems are working together to tackle a fraud that plagues phone users worldwide.

London, UK, 10 March 2020 – the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a not-for-profit association of telecoms risk managers, has launched the RAG Wangiri Blockchain, a system where consortium members use blockchain technology to share intelligence about ‘one-ring’ wangiri frauds in real time. Phone companies around the world have already agreed to collaborate, along with leading suppliers of anti-fraud products and services, by pooling their wangiri fraud data using the blockchain. As a consequence, telcos and vendors will be better anticipate attacks by fraudsters, refining algorithms so more wangiri calls are identified before consumers suffer any harm.

In recent years regulatory bodies have warned about a surge in ‘one-ring’ frauds, also known as wangiri, the Japanese for ‘one cut’. Phone users receive calls from mysterious numbers that end as soon as they begin ringing, luring victims into dialling back to an expensive destination. A new US law, the TRACED Act, requires the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to identify ways to tackle wangiri, and other governments have placed increasing emphasis on the need to protect phone users from this fraud.

Major telecoms providers like Vodafone Group have already joined the RAG Wangiri Blockchain Consortium. Morgan Ramsey, Group Fraud Manager at Vodafone, said:

“Wangiri is a global problem, impacting millions of customers every day. For far too long, telcos have tackled wangiri from a local perspective and in a reactive way. The continued growth of wangiri has clearly shown that this is not effective, and we need to change our approach, both as individual operators and as an industry. Collaboration between telcos, principally in the form of sharing best practice and intelligence, is a ‘no brainer’ in this environment and greatly increases our chances of frustrating the fraudsters and protecting our customers. For Vodafone this of course gives us a better chance of reducing the number of irritating calls received by our customers, but for us it goes beyond that and we want to work with other operators to tackle the problem on behalf of our industry. The RAG Wangiri Blockchain has the potential to play a big role in our continued fight against wangiri.”

35 businesses participated in a pilot of the wangiri blockchain in 2019, successfully sharing data about 21,000 fraud attacks covering 150 countries. The newly released production version of the wangiri blockchain is scaled to work on a global level, and will allow telcos and other relevant businesses to exchange data without needing to install any new hardware or software. Many telcos will have the option to connect seamlessly with the blockchain because their suppliers are integrating existing anti-fraud systems via an API to the blockchain. Any business that uploads their wangiri data to the blockchain will be allowed to access it without charge.

RAG hopes to persuade all phone companies worldwide to join the RAG Wangiri Blockchain Consortium. Goran Marić of HT Eronet, an operator in Bosnia and Herzegovina, explained the appeal of the wangiri blockchain to telcos of all sizes:

“Blockchain technology can become a game-changer for fraud detection and mitigation because it ensures security, transparency, and decentralization. This should be a good trigger for telcos to join, share and use gathered data to tackle fraud in their organizations in a transparent way.”

Eric Priezkalns, Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group, explained the key differences between the RAG Wangiri Blockchain and previous attempts to pool information about telecoms fraud.

“Fraudsters keep changing their methods, so the greatest barriers to exchanging intelligence are cost and speed. If the methods used are too slow, and too expensive, then the costs outweigh the benefits. RAG’s technical partners at Orillion Solutions have developed a blockchain ledger that is faster and more easily accessible than anything telcos have used to share fraud data before. Then we asked leading suppliers of fraud systems to link their products to the blockchain, harnessing data that telcos already collected but could not previously share efficiently. It is thrilling to see how positively telcos and vendors have reacted to this opportunity to collaborate on a problem that blights all phone users everywhere.”

About the Risk & Assurance Group

The Risk & Assurance Group (RAG) is dedicated to improving the practice of risk management, business assurance, fraud management and security within the providers of electronic communications services. RAG is a not-for-profit corporation run by experts in the field of risk and assurance within telcos. We seek to facilitate the education and networking of professionals in order to improve standards of performance, reduce waste, and better serve customers. Practitioners may attend our events and access our online services free of charge; financial support is provided by specialist vendors with an interest in highlighting the importance of the work done in this field, and in expanding its remit.

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Loops launch a $100m global treasure hunt


Loops™ are launching a global treasure hunt with awards totalling $100m (£77m). The prizes in loot-boxes around the globe will create one of the world’s most significant treasure hunts.

Players who ‘Loopin’ (a kind of check-in) have the opportunity to win each time. The randomly hidden prizes could be anywhere on the planet.

The winnings awarded in Loops will be exchangeable for exclusive offers, discounts, and free stuff (Q4). Loops have a nominal value of 0.01 USD; however there is no cash-in mechanism or redemption value at present.

Players (‘Loopers’) must build-up honesty, luck, and other scores to increase their chances of winning. The more you play, the better your chances of winning a big payoff. The levels get progressively harder to complete, and only the most persistent competitors will reach the very top levels, so hard is it that there is even a prize for the person with the highest level at the end of the promotion in early 2021.

The focus for Loops in 2020/21 is to achieve massive scale and become the global currency of offers, and this will attract ever more merchants and offers as the network grows.

BHAG’s aside, Loops is a super fun game to play with friends. Try Loopin today.

GetLoops IOS app:
https://itunes.apple.com/ua/app/get-loops/id1387863952?mt=8

GetLoops Android app:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app.loops&hl=en

More about the $100m treasure hunt:
https://www.getloops.io/treasure-hunt

More details for merchants:
https://www.getloops.io/

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MUMS PROMPT GLOBAL IVF GIVE AWAY


MUMS PROMPT GLOBAL IVF GIVE AWAY

Two British mums, whose lives were transformed when IVF treatment helped them have children, have set up a global circle of help that will enable a dozen more people to have free IVF treatment.

Tracey Bambrough and Sara Marshall-Page will announce the recipients of their latest IVF Babble initiative at the Fertility Show Africa in Johannesburg in March.

Tracey and Sara set up IVF Babble, an online portal where those going through fertility treatment can seek support, advice and information just under three years ago.

In 2018 they had the idea of persuading IVF clinics around the world to give away free treatments as part of the celebrations to mark the 40th anniversary of IVF being invented when Louise Brown was born in 1978. Louise Brown selected the recipients at random.

That initiative was so successful that the women decided to repeat the giveaway and this year people seeking treatment have until January 31 to register their interest to be in with a chance of one of the free treatments.

So far four babies have been born and five more are on the way as a result of the previous giveaway. There will be 12 more giveaways announced in Johannesburg and a link to a Spanish clinic has already been announced.

Tracey Bambrough said: “Cost is still one of the main barriers for many people needing fertility treatment. In the UK NHS treatment is a postcode lottery and in many other parts of the world it simply depends on whether you can afford private treatment, have an insurance policy that will cover costs or are lucky enough to live in the right place.

“Sara and I hear every day from those going through their fertility journey about all the barriers they face. By organising this giveaway we are providing practical help for a small number of people, hope for others and highlighting the problem worldwide.

“It started as a UK initiative but now we have clinics all over the world getting in touch asking how they can join in. We also have people from all over the world coming forward in the hope of receiving one of the treatments.

The free IVF cycles have been donated by Bourn Hall, Lister Fertility Clinic and Belfast Fertility in the UK, Vios Fertility in the USA, Bloom Fertility in India, IVF Turkey, IVF Spain, Nadezhda Fertility Clinic in Bulgaria and Hart Fertility Clinic in South Africa. Some of the clinics have donated more than one cycle.

Tracey has twin girls born by IVF, created the online portal with her friend Sara Marshall-Page from London who also experienced fertility issues and finally became a mum in 2010 after several rounds of specialist treatment.

IVF Babble is the go-to source of information, support and advice for anyone struggling with fertility or undergoing treatment and has gained over 3m readership and an army of celebrity advocates including Fearne Cotton and singer Sophie Ellis Bextor since its launch in 2016.

To find out more or to enter visit https://www.ivfbabble.com/global-free-ivf/

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INVOKE Continues Global Expansion Opening New Office in Belgium


Belgium office will support INVOKE’s growing list of customers in Western Europe and strengthen its partnership with Blue Prism

INVOKE, a leading provider of solutions for organizations to accelerate success and scale within their intelligent automation journey, today announced the opening of a new office in Belgium and the appointment of Jarrick Van Camp as Country Managing Director. The Belgium office will support INVOKE’s growing list of customers in Western Europe and strengthen its partnership with Blue Prism in Europe.

INVOKE has seen strong demand from customers who are looking to leverage intelligent automation to drive productivity and innovation. From this office, INVOKE will provide customers with the technology, implementation and lifecycle expertise to successfully implement intelligent automation engagements.

Jarrick Van Camp, INVOKE Country Managing Director, said:
“Our expanded footprint in Belgium builds on our vision to accelerate the intelligent automation journey for companies across Europe. In addition to our already existing offices in Spain, this expansion allows us to stay close to our customers and extend our delivery reach. Together with our continuous investment in solutions like our Robotics as a Service (RaaS) offering we are uniquely positioned to help our customers tackle business challenges and running automated business processes on the cloud today.”

Brian Mort, EMEA Sales GM for Blue Prism, said:
“Our partnership with INVOKE is helping organizations realize the benefits of intelligent automation. We share a common vision for delivering a scalable Digital Workforce that drives operational agility and innovation for our joint customers. The commitment INVOKE has demonstrated to Blue Prism makes them a key partner for us both in Belgium and throughout Europe.”

About INVOKE
INVOKE specializes in implementation and managed services for next-generation technologies like Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. We give your team the technology, implementation, and lifecycle expertise to successfully implement intelligent automation engagements without the hassle or added cost of IT infrastructure. INVOKE, an IN-RGY company is a certified Blue Prism Authorized Training and Delivery Provider. INVOKE was founded in 2016 and has implemented over 500 process automations.

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How TourGame uses big data analytics for eSports in global market


There’s been an explosive growth in esports popularity over recent years, fuelled by mobile games specifically designed with online tournament such as Dota 2 and League of Legend. Many esports communities started to prosper in a digital ecosystem. In the digital esports world, collecting large amounts of structured data is no mean task – but it is worth the effort.

Like any other sport, winning doesn’t just depend on skill, dedication and luck. Strategy and analysis of past performance often play an essential role in success. Data collection, aggregation, and analytics lead to highly scalable business models, especially in a dynamic digital industry. As a result, big data analytics becomes economically relevant in esports.

TourGame, one of the leading gaming and eSports platform provider, has seized the opportunity to enhance their eSports platform with an AI-supported analytic tool to assess hundreds of data points collected from digitally recorded games. With big data analytics in esports, players and teams are able to leverage their information in ways that were not possible before. The tool provides useful statistics, identify weaknesses of competitor players and teams and predict the likelihood of an opponent’s next move in any given situation. Players, coaches and teams are eagerly investing in this tool for valuable information to give them a competitive edge.

Just as data analytics with traditional sports, big data analytics is vital for esports today and in the future. TourGame strives to continue its mission to shape the future of eSports using big data analytics and data protection technology and infrastructure.

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GROW & NETWORK IN SAN FRANCISCO – THE GLOBAL GROWTH MARKETING CONFERENCE RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO


One of the most impactful and exciting conferences of the year returns to San Francisco this year. Silicon Valley’s largest Digital and Growth marketing conference, the Global Growth Marketing Conference will be welcoming back modern marketers for the 5th time running this year, on December 10th and 11th at the historic 5-star Fairmont Hotel.

Hugely popular with large scale companies and start-ups alike, the Global Growth Marketing Conference is a must attend event to network with industry leaders and innovators from around the world. Dedicated entirely to the business of growth, the conference will cover actionable strategies and tactics which can be implemented easily to supercharge your company’s growth in 2020 and beyond.
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Areas covered include:

Acquisition, Activation and Retention
• Growth Process & Experimentation
• Growth Teams, Mindset & Metrics
• Product Marketing & Management
• Onboarding & Engagement
• Referral Growth & Network Effects
• Lessons from World’s Fastest Growing Companies

B2B & Enterprise Growth
• B2B Growth Strategies & Channels for 2019
• Sales Enablement & Account Based Marketing
• C-level Growth Perspective (VP Growth, CMO, CEO)
• Building an Enterprise Growth Team
• Next Generation Tools to Unlock Customer Insights
• Brand Marketing: PR & Influencer Strategies

Organic & Performance Marketing
• Inbound & Outbound Optimization
• The Future of SEO, PPC & Content Marketing
• 2019 Trends: Mobile, Blockchain, GDPR
• Chatbots, Machine Learning & AI
• Social Advertising & Video Marketing
• Data Driven Optimization & A/B Testing

With breakout sessions, workshops and tutorials, vertical-focused content and high-powered networking opportunities, this is set to the Growth Marketing event of the year.
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Vasil Azarov, Founder of Growth Marketing, says, ‘This year’s Global Growth Marketing Conference looks set to be our most impactful yet, with a great variety of speakers, sessions and networking opportunities lined up. It’s a must-attend event for anyone looking to grow their business and will set up our attendees for a great 2020 full of growth.’

Keynote speakers confirmed for the event include, among many others:
• Anya Cheng, Product Management, eCommerce Lead, Facebook
• Ken Rudin, Head of User Growth & Analytics, Google
• Ali Wiezbowski, Head of Driver Engagement, Product Marketing, Uber
• Ben Kaplan, Founder & CEO, PR Hacker
• Larry Kim, CEO & Founder, MobileMonkey
• Amrita Damani, Mobile Marketing Leader, Intuit

Enjoy talks and discussions including:
• The Evolution of Growth: Hard-Learned Lessons from the Trenches of Facebook, Twitter, & Wealthfront
• Your Step-by-Step Guide: Proven Best Practices for Getting Product Launches & CX Right
• The 3 Unicorn Growth Channels You Simply Have to Start Using – Today
• The Best Growth Channels You’re Not Using: Why Amazon Alexa, Google Home & More Will Revolutionize Your Business
For further information and to buy tickets, visit: www.growthmarketingconf.com

Tickets range from $950 for a one day pass through to $3,250 for a two day, all access VIP pass. Offers available for early bird bookings.

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