August 24, 2009
The London Symphony Orchestra, one of the world’s leading orchestras, has partnered with Kaltura, developer of the first open source online video platform, to use online video for a wide range of the orchestra’s activities and programs.
“In today’s day and age, online video is really a must for any serious player in the music and entertainment world,” said Joanne Johnson, Online Marketing Manager at the London Symphony Orchestra. “Kaltura’s platform was really the only option for us due to its flexibility and wide breadth of functionality that enables us to launch both “basic” video publishing features as well as advanced interactive features for online-education and training purposes”.
The Orchesta’s global audience can now watch interviews with players and conductors as well as enjoy behind the scenes footage on lso.co.uk, powered by Kaltura. The Orchestra plans to soon use Kaltura’s online video platform to broadcast select concerts and to conduct video classes online. Kaltura’s interactive features will also be included in ‘Remix the Orchestra’, part of the LSO’s community and education program LSO Discovery, in which students would be able to remix the Orchestra’s CDs and videos.
“It’s an honor to be working with a leading musical powerhouse such as the London Symphony Orchestra,” said Ron Yekutiel, Chairman and CEO of Kaltura. “We were delighted to find a team of true innovators and influencers with out-of-the-box ideas and plans to not only publish video, but also to contribute to society and get people involved with forward-thinking programs. This is a great example of the real power of interactive online video.”
August 19, 2009
AICC is proud to be a sponsor of the 13th annual Journey Conference, September 15, 2009, at the Hilton Hotel in Tel-Aviv. This outstanding conference serves as a meeting place for business and technology leaders in Israel, provides the most updated professional data, and serves as a platform for knowledge sharing and networking. This year, approximately 2,000 participants are expected including venture capitalists, investors, entrepreneurs, investment banks, consultants & service providers, members of the academia and others. It will include plenary sessions, panels and workshops as well as a dedicated Healthcare track.
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August 18, 2009
Healarium ™ enables consumers to succeed in adopting a healthy lifestyle. Healarium’s flagship product, the Personal Health Assistant (PHA) is built for continuous cycles of self managed assessment and intervention. Those who strive for wellness or are experiencing pre-disease state stand to gain from this leading-edge solution. Healarium customers are health plans (the insurers) and self-funded employers which outreach their members and employees with higher health engagement solutions.
Amnon Keynan, Healarium CEO, will join the Medical and Software committees.
August 14, 2009
AICC’s August Medical Committee meeting was hosted by David Hartnett of Metro Atlanta Chamber. The committee heard progress reports from member teams working with Israeli companies OHK Medical Devices, Ardia Medical, MND Diagnostics, Nav4Life, and Healarium, discussed the Clinical Trials Initiative and the 2nd Us-Israel Telehealth Business Exchange planned for February 2010.
Members were encouraged to register for the August 27th Professional Seminar that will feature Israeli medical device company Spirocor. Twenty four members and staff participated in the meeting chaired by Nancy Sousa.
Jim Haisler, CEO of Caesarea-based Spectrum Dynamics, introduced the company, founded in 2003 that has developed an innovative high definition functional imaging technology that provides high speed, high resolution nuclear images in compact systems well suited to meet the clinical and workflow demands of this growing market. The product offers significantly improved efficiency, image quality, new and additional diagnostic results, reduced radiation dose to patients and staff. $45 million has been invested in the company, and they already have 25 commercial installations, with 23 in the United States including Emory Midtown.
Haisler reviewed the company’s business plan, and requests introduction to hospitals and large cardiology office practices performing nuclear cardiology in Atlanta and the Southeast as well as medical companies who specialize in high tech capital equipment for potential partnership. Spectrum Dynamics recently joined AICC.
August 11, 2009
First UK Bus, the UK’s largest bus operator, is to install new technology from GreenRoad to monitor how well its 9,000 buses are being driven. Read full article
Green Road technology improves driver safety, and significantly reduces crashes and fuel consumption by instantly identifying risky drivers and empowering them to change their behavior behind the wheel. GreenRoad’s flagship service offering is GreenRoad Safety Center. This service combines in-vehicle technology with integrated web applications that continuously rates driving skills and behavior, trains drivers in real time by providing feedback as they drive, and sustains behavior improvements through continuous reinforcement. By improving driver safety, GreenRoad Safety Center significantly reduces crashes and fuel consumption.
GreenRoad joined AICC in 2008 and is funded by leading private equity investors including Benchmark Capital, Balderton Capital , Amadeus Capital, and Virgin Green Fund.