EndNote Collaborates with Science Hack Day to Bring Global Event to Russia

Innovative events will unite designers, developers and scientists to explore new scientific concepts

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Thomson Reuters EndNote, the leading software for researchers, librarians and students to find, publish and manage bibliographies, citations and references, today announced a collaboration with Science Hack Day, a global grassroots movement aimed at empowering scientific innovation, to bring the first Science Hack Day to Russia. The event will be held in St. Petersburg, August 22-24 at Quiet Place, a coworking space dedicated to advancing science and technology in Russia.

Having held over 35 successful information technology (IT) hacking events since 2009, the event’s organizers aim to make their first Science Hack Day a collaborative effort between IT and science enthusiasts to bridge the gap between the two fields and build actionable scientific solutions. Quiet Place, the innovative coworking space in which the event is being held, shares a mission with Science Hack Day in matching up developers, designers, scientists and other innovators to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to create inventive projects and assist start-up organizations.

St. Petersburg is one of Russia’s science and tech hubs, so for our first Science Hack Day, we look forward to blending these communities to bring about new approaches to solving scientific challenges,” said Mikhail Kulakov, organizer of Science Hack Day St. Petersburg. “We also hope to call more attention to young inventors and specialists in science and tech fields.”

Science Hack Day is a global grassroots movement aimed at empowering scientific innovation with events joining scientists, engineers, programmers and designers to work together in the same physical space to nurture new scientific concepts. Since its launch in 2010, more than 30 Science Hack Days have been held in over a dozen countries. The event is designed to connect individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, all sharing a passion for science, to work together to develop new scientific solutions or “hacks.” During each event, groups compete in a friendly competition to build the best prototype based on a concept of their choice within 48 consecutive hours.

“Science Hack Day is inherently about mashing up ideas, mediums, industries and people to create spark for future ideas, collaborations and inspirations. Particle physicists team up with designers, marketers join forces with open source rocket scientists, writers collaborate with molecular biologists and developers partner with school kids,” said Science Hack Day Global Director, Ariel Waldman. “Science should be disruptively accessible. Science Hack Day empowers people from a variety of backgrounds to explore, participate in and build new ways of interacting with and contributing to science.”

Science Hack Days have been primarily fueled by volunteers and regional sponsorships. As the first global sponsor, EndNote is helping the movement further its goal of making science more accessible by providing funding and marketing support to increase awareness, enhance current events and spread the movement to new cities.

Science Hack Days planned for the remainder of 2014;  

“We’re excited to support the inaugural Science Hack Day in Russia, and look forward to the creative hacks that emerge from St. Petersburg’s prolific science and technology communities,” said Amanda Addis, general manager, Thomson Reuters EndNote. “Science Hack Day is a fun and energetic event that’s designed to nurture imagination and inspire creativity. We work with intelligent information on a daily basis and see what kinds of astonishing things can happen when people from varied disciplines are able to collaborate, brainstorm and build.”

EndNote is utilized by more than 1,100 global academic institutions and R&D departments and two million scientists, researchers and students worldwide. It is committed to keeping its user community in step with the constantly evolving world of scientific research by providing advanced tools for managing and creating research effectively and efficiently. EndNote is integrated with other industry-leading sources from Thomson Reuters, including the Web of ScienceSM and ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM peer-review systems and company research management and profiling tools.

Learn more about Science Hack Day and EndNote. Follow EndNote on Twitter for updates on Science Hack Day, including interviews with the winners: https://twitter.com/EndNoteNews or online http://endnote.com/sciencehackday. Follow live Science Hack Day St. Petersburg updates on Twitter at https://twitter.com/spbhackday.

To organize a Science Hack Day in your city visit http://sciencehackday.org or connect via Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciencehackday.

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Frost & Sullivan: Surge in Smart Meter Installations to Support European Meter Data Management Market

— Finding a balance between cost and functionality must be at the core of MDM vendor strategies

LONDON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Although the scope for meter data management (MDM) in Europe is currently limited, the market is expected to take off in the foreseeable future. The main driver for the adoption of MDM solutions is the need for utilities to manage and use the growing volume and variety of data created by widespread smart meter installation. As awareness grows on the importance of high-volume data management and data pattern analytics, MDM will become an important investment category for the deployment of smart meters.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Evolution of the European Meter Data Management Market, finds that despite significant investments, the pace of implementation of smart meters differs by country. Majority of European countries are running pilots while others are preparing for mass rollouts.

Initially, demand for MDM solutions will come from large distribution system operators with many mid-size companies following suit.

“Although many utilities still fail to consider smart metering as a software project, the number of those that demonstrate strong interest in energy loss reduction and asset management is on increase,” said Frost & Sullivan Information and Communication Technologies Research Analyst Ewa Tajer. “Consequently, MDM solutions will evolve into smart grid platforms.”

What may hamper the implementation of additional MDM functionalities is utilities’ approach to innovation. Due to a lack of ICT experience, utilities are concentrating on potential risks and strongly focus on the basic functionalities related to data acquisition, meter management, and simple consumption information. This approach may prevent many of them from fully capitalising on the potential of MDM.

Finding a balance between cost and functionality is, therefore, crucial. MDM vendors’ priority is to allow for future enhancements.

“Utilities will develop their IT environment step by step, adding new functionalities in the course of time,” added Tajer. “Therefore, vendors expand their portfolio with analytics hoping for an increase in profits. Existing participants are building up their capabilities either by organic growth or acquisitions. New entities are entering the market by expanding their portfolios or trying to tap opportunities by entering into partnerships with MDM providers.”

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail to Edyta Grabowska, Corporate Communications, at edyta.grabowska@frost.com.

This Market Insight, Evolution of the European Meter Data Management Market, is part of the Vertical Markets in ICT (http://www.ict.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. The study examines the role of MDM systems in the smart energy sector and the top investment opportunities for ICT suppliers. It also provides an overview of present and future challenges.

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Frost & Sullivan’s GIL 2014: Silicon Valley Spotlights Innovation Management as a Vital Resource

— Conference brings together industry front-runners to discuss the mitigation of disruptive technologies

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Emerging innovations have transformed various industry verticals. As a result, companies must keep pace with ever-evolving technologies to maintain a competitive edge. At this year’s Growth, Innovation, and Leadership (GIL) Silicon Valley event, Frost & Sullivan brings together top global minds to shed light on how to leverage innovation as a vital resource. The annual congress will be hosted at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California from September 15 to 17, presenting an unbeatable opportunity to spark major ideas and ‘next’ strategies.

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Using multi-format, knowledge-sharing platforms such as Think Tanks, discussion panels, exhibitions and networking sessions, the three day event allows delegates to access best-practice insights, fresh perspectives and updates transforming businesses around the world.

Running in concurrent sessions, the Think Tanks will take on hot topics such as the top 50 technologies, robots and autonomous technologies, smart cities, the changing healthcare landscape, big data, autonomous cars, and urban mobility.

The event will also have interesting sessions and information-exchange forums on areas such as women in leadership, private equity, corporate merger and acquisition activity, the content marketing ecosystem, lean innovation, and product acceleration programs. The concluding day’s agenda will include the ‘2014 GIL Awards Gala’, which recognizes top industry performers and their best practices.

For more information on GIL 2014: Silicon Valley, please email: gilglobal@frost.com. You can also join the conversation on Twitter via #GILSV.

Frost & Sullivan’s Global GIL Community continues to be a leading resource supporting CEOs and their management teams in critical decision-making, offering tools that help industry leaders achieve the three essential objectives of growth, innovation and leadership.

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Manufacturing Leadership Awards Open: New Categories Recognize Era of Connectivity, Big Data, and Mobility

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Aug. 21, 2014  /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), announced today that the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards nominations will open on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

The ML Awards honor companies and individual leaders shaping the future of manufacturing.

The ML Awards honor companies and individual leaders shaping the future of manufacturing.

The ML Awards program has undergone significant enhancements including the addition of categories for manufacturers that are transforming their businesses through the use of emerging technologies, including big data and advanced analytics, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT.)

In its eleventh year, the ML Awards is the premier program for honoring companies and individual leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. In addition, the awards also honor technology providers that have assisted ML Awards winners in achieving transformational breakthroughs. They also celebrate the outstanding career achievements of manufacturing leaders who build best-in-class companies and help advance the manufacturing industry.

Recipients of the ML Awards receive global recognition as manufacturing industry leaders and are honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 2-4, 2015, at the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, CA. Past ML Awards company honorees include 3M, Boeing Co., Coca-Cola, Eaton Corporation, Ford Motor Co., General Electric Co., General Motors Co., IBM, L’Oreal USA, Motorola, Nalco, and Raytheon.

“The addition of new categories for projects that leverage big data, mobility, and IoT is recognition that manufacturers around the world are entering a new era of hyper-connectivity in which everything from products in the field to machines on the shop floor will be generating vast streams of data,” said David Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. “Manufacturers that leverage that information to optimize their businesses and give customers what they want are tomorrow’s leaders.”

Also new in 2015, the ML Awards have added categories for manufacturers that are successfully attracting and developing next-generation leaders and creating breakthrough innovation practices. Manufacturers and their technology partners can submit ML Award nominations in the following categories:

2015 Project/Company Awards:

  • Big Data and Advanced Analytics Leadership
  • Customer Value Leadership
  • Engineering & Production Technology Leadership
  • Enterprise Technology Leadership
  • Internet of Things Leadership
  • Operational Excellence Leadership
  • Mobility Leadership
  • New Product Leadership
  • Innovation Process Leadership
  • Supply Chain Leadership
  • Sustainability Leadership
  • Next-Generation Leadership Award

2015 Individual Achievement Award:

  • Visionary Leadership Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Full descriptions of these categories are available at: http://bit.ly/1kLyZxY.

ML Awards nominations will remain open until Nov. 1, 2014 and can be submitted online by describing achievements using a downloadable form. Nominees are entered into specific categories and evaluated by a panel of expert judges.

For more information on the MLC and the new 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, including past ML Awards recipients, examples of completed nomination forms, and to download and submit nomination forms, visit: mlawards.gilcommunity.com.

About the Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, part of Frost & Sullivan, offers an integrated portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services for industrial executives worldwide. MLC’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations and the industry at large. MLC’s portfolio consists of the Manufacturing Leadership Council website, an online global business network; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit conference; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards program; and the Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, visit us at http://www.gilcommunity.com/groups/manufacturingleadership/.

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