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WILSONVILLE, Ore.-Thursday, May 31st 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) has been awarded a $2.6 million order from the United States Army to deliver FLIR Black Hornet® Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS). The units delivered under this contract will support squad-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in the Army’s first batch order for the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program. The United States Army purchased the Black Hornet PRS from FLIR for test and evaluation purposes in both 2016 and 2017. The Army will continue its evaluation and consider broader scale roll out of the Black Hornet for full operational deployment within all infantry units. “The United States Army’s selection of FLIR to provide the Black Hornet PRS in this initial delivery of the Soldier Borne Sensor program represents a key opportunity to provide soldiers in every U.S. Army squad a critical advantage on the modern battlefield,” said James Cannon, President and ... Read more »
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GSMA Intelligence Releases Global IoT Connections and Revenue Forecasts LONDON-Wednesday, May 30th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The global Internet of Things (IoT) market1 will be worth $1.1 trillion in revenue by 2025 as market value shifts from connectivity to platforms, applications and services, according to new data from GSMA Intelligence. By that point, there will be more than 25 billion IoT connections (cellular2 and non-cellular), driven largely by growth in the industrial IoT market. The Asia Pacific region is forecast to become the largest global IoT region in terms of both connections and revenue3. “As the number of connected consumer devices and industrial machines grow rapidly, the IoT ecosystem will evolve to become a trillion-dollar market over the course of the next decade,” said Sylwia Kechiche, Principal Analyst, IoT, GSMA Intelligence. “But the IoT revenue opportunity is shifting away from simply connecting devices to addressing specific sectors with tai ... Read more »
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Nonprofit and Global Tech Leader support STEM learning, career opportunities NEW YORK & RALEIGH, N.C.-Wednesday, May 30th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Lenovo, a leading global technology company, together with NAF, a nonprofit organization focused on high school education, today announced the winners from NAF academies participating in the fourth annual Lenovo Scholar Network National Mobile App Development Competition. The competition and app development program encourages greater interest among underserved high school students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) while providing them with the high-tech skills to succeed in the 21st century. In this competition, teams of students from more than 100 NAF academies across the U.S. spent months developing mobile apps that will be of service in their classrooms and communities. The results every year are a testament to the students’ talent, innovation, and originality in applying their classroom-learning ... Read more »
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DENVER-Wednesday, May 30th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Johns Manville (JM), a leading global manufacturer of energy-efficient building products and engineered specialty materials and a Berkshire Hathaway company, released its 2016/2017 Sustainability Report today. JM’s sixth report communicates its commitment to core values, sustainability and conducting business in ways that balance the needs of stakeholders as well as the environment. The report is available at www.jm.com/sustainability. Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Mary Rhinehart said a sustainability mindset has been key to JM’s longevity, which is particularly significant as the company celebrates its 160th anniversary in 2018. “I am proud of the progress we have made since our founders established JM 160 years ago. This company has stood the test of time with fortitude and vision,” said Rhinehart. “Guided by our core values – People, Passion, Perform and Protect – we will continue to embrace opportun ... Read more »
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36 In-house Lawyers Graduated Inaugural May Class DUBAI, United Arab Emirates & WASHINGTON-Wednesday, May 30th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global legal association representing more than 43,000 members in 85 countries, today announced that the second ACC In-house Counsel Certification Program will take place September 3-6, 2018 in Dubai. The program, presented through the association’s credentialing arm, the ACC Credentialing Institute, is a collaboration between ACC and the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department. The certification program is the first of its kind for any legal association, with a curriculum designed by leading international general counsel. The program creates a standard of best practices for in-house lawyers working worldwide. Thirty-six in-house lawyers graduated in the inaugural class of the ACC In-house Counsel Certification Program, which took place April 30 – May 3. After four days of live instr ... Read more »
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HONG KONG-Wednesday, May 30th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the nominees for the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards. Winners of the “AMO Awards” will be honoured in presentations during the Mobile World Congress Shanghai conference, as well as an AMO Awards cocktail. Mobile World Congress Shanghai will take place 27-29 June at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC). “Congratulations to all nominees for the 2018 Asia Mobile Awards,” said Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA. “The AMOs put a spotlight on the technologies, products, services, companies and individuals that are playing a leading role in the development of the Asia mobile industry. We wish all those shortlisted the very best of luck and look forward to celebrating our industry’s innovation at Mobile World Congress Shanghai.” For 2018, 102 nominees have been shortlisted for 14 awards across seven categories: “Mobile Tech”, “Consumer”, “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, “Device ... Read more »
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People who smoke and those who care about them deserve to learn about smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes LAUSANNE, Switzerland-Wednesday, May 30th 2018 [ AETOS Wire ] (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Philip Morris International (PMI) will mark World No Tobacco Day with a call to recognize this day as “World No Smoking Day.” PMI is publishing informational advertisements highlighting that people who smoke deserve the opportunity to learn about smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes. It is clear that despite the well-known health risks associated with smoking, many people continue to smoke. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that there will be more than 1 billion people who smoke in 2025, about the same number as today. Their best choice would be to quit—but many don’t. It makes sense that these men and women should have access to and information about less-harmful alternatives to cigarettes. Why would anyone deny them this opportunity? PMI is calling for an additional, bold approach ... Read more »
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