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Automation Anywhere and Robo Co-Op Equip Refugees with Automation Skills Through Global Gateway Program
Pilot partnership aims to address global refugee crisis with 100 million digital workers. TOKYO, Nov. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Automation Anywhere, the leader in intelligent automation solutions that put artificial intelligence (AI) to work across every aspect of an organization, announced the launch of a Global Gateway Program with Robo Co-Op to empower refugees with digital skills and ultimately expand job inclusion opportunities for digital career development. "At Automation Anywhere, it's our mission to make the future of work more diverse and inclusive," said Neeti Mehta Shulka, Co-founder and Social Impact Officer at Automation Anywhere. "Our ambitious goal in partnering with Robo Co-op to create 100,000 job opportunities for refugees and simultaneously upskill refugees over the next three years is a testament to our commitment to not only addressing the immediate challenges of displacement, but also empowering individuals with the skills and opportunities crucial for long-term success." Robo Co-op is a refugee-led cooperative with a focus on digital inclusion and the creation of job inclusion opportunities for refugees through digital impact sourcing. In partnership with Automation Anywhere, the organization aims to bridge the gap between the 100 million refugees globally and the growing demand for 100 million digital workers. As the global job market undergoes significant transformation with a continued need for improved productivity, the Global Gateway Program offers refugees reskilling and upskilling opportunities fit for the age of intelligent automation. "Through our ecosystem for digital impact sourcing and Automation Anywhere's accessible product portfolio, we're providing career opportunities for refugees, regardless of their background, to contribute to the digital economy," said Jintae Kim, Founder of Robo Co-op. "With the success of our Global Gateway program, our organization can expand to support more members while companies like Automation Anywhere can provide more job inclusion opportunities across the globe." The Global Gateway Program provides a curriculum to teach automation skills, along with a social impact scholarship program offering courses and certificates offered by Automation Anywhere. Automation Anywhere intends to provide on the job training (OJT) opportunities through test automation of new Automation Anywhere features, unlocking new opportunities for refugees to showcase their professional skills, such as delivering high quality software assurance. The newly piloted program, already extending beyond borders, accelerates both social mobility and global mobility, helping refugees improve socioeconomic status with digital skills, and giving them additional freedom of mobility to live anywhere they want with remote work opportunities. Robo Co-Op aims to create 100,000 job inclusion opportunities for refugees, ultimately improving job retention rates, increasing incomes, and boosting overall well-being for the refugee community. Automation Anywhere and Robo Co-Op's shared goal for the Global Gateway Program is to upskill 100 refugees over the next three years. About Automation Anywhere Automation Anywhere is the leader in intelligent automation solutions that put AI to work across every aspect of an organization. The company's Automation Success Platform is infused with generative AI and offers process discovery, RPA, end-to-end process orchestration, document processing, and analytics, with a security and governance-first approach. Automation Anywhere empowers organizations worldwide to unleash productivity gains, drive innovation, improve customer service and accelerate business growth. The company is guided by its vision to fuel the future of work by unleashing human potential through intelligent automation. Learn more at http://www.automationanywhere.com/. Engage with Automation Anywhere Webinars LinkedIn Threads Twitter Facebook Instagram
Baraja announces availability of integrated components for new-to-world Doppler RMCW Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Baraja, creator of the breakthrough Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR technology, announces the availability of A-Samples of all the integrated components necessary to build a new-to-world Doppler RMCW Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR for automotive integration. A LiDAR has two main jobs to perform: measure distance (ranging) and steering a light (scanning), and it's a complex system that integrates electronics, optics, photonics, advanced software algorithms for signal processing with the rigor of industrial quality and automotive cost and scale. "Multiple heterogeneous sub-systems are contained in a LiDAR, this would require each sub-system's integration via completely different classes of chips and using different processes. Baraja announces today that all the different chips and integrated components (Tx, Rx, Amplification, Processing and Steering) to build the highest performance LiDAR offering, including Doppler velocity, are now available as A-Samples for integration" said Federico Collarte, Baraja CEO, "we've made it really simple to plug-and-play the components to get the best performance LiDAR and the beauty of the solution is that the technologies developed to get to these chips self-reinforce and make possible further integration in the future". Light amplification – the SOA The Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) integrates the amplifier chip, together with a custom-developed high-efficiency Thermo-electric cooler into a hermetically sealed and automotive-grade package and it's able to amplify the laser light to achieve the >200m range requirements, while being mass-produceable (chip process) and 50-80x smaller and lower power consumption compared to fiber amplifiers used by legacy 1550nm LiDAR, including Baraja's own Off-Road first generation product. Light emission and reception – the BOSA The Bidirectional Optical Sub-Assembly (BOSA) integrates 3 types of chips in an automotive-grade, hermetically sealed and temperature controlled enclosure (3x3.5cm). These chips are: the laser chip (InP), the homodyne receiver chip (silicon photonics) and the TIA chips (silicon). These, plus micro optics and automotive-grade Thermo-electric coolers deliver an end-to-end solution to produce and receive the wavelength-tuneable laser light that is the hallmark of Spectrum-Scan™, so in a sense the BOSA also partially integrates the "steering" job of the LiDAR. Development process Developing optical sub-assemblies and "chips", if done well is about a 36-month process. "I'm pleased to share that now with our A-Samples available, we're right on track to launching Spectrum HD 2025 C-samples/General Availability in 2025, and if you want to have access to this truly transformational technology it's a great time to work together" said Cibby Pulikkaseril, Baraja CTO. About Baraja At Baraja, we move light so you can move mountains. For information please visit www.baraja.com/en/blog/power-of-integration
BRISBANE, Australia, Nov. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- ORCODA Limited (ASX: ODA), a leading provider of integrated smart transport technology solutions, has been recognised for its exceptional growth by earning a coveted position on The Australian Financial Review's Fast 100 list for 2023. This esteemed accolade is a testament to ORCODA's commitment to growth, innovation, adaptability, and sustained excellence in booking people, parcels and goods onto the assets they travel in and on. About the Australian Financial Review's Fast 100 List The Australian Financial Review's Fast 100 identifies the fastest-growing companies in Australia. The list recognises Australian standalone companies that began trading before July 1, 2018, and recorded a minimum of $5 million in revenue in the 2022-23 fiscal year. Rankings are based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of revenue over the past three financial years (verified by third party). Notable companies that started as Fast 100 list members include Atlassian, Booktopia, Boost Juice, and Seek. The Fast 100 list is a hallmark of success and a celebration of companies that prioritise adaptability and innovation in their pursuit of growth. About ORCODA ORCODA is a leading provider of integrated smart technology solutions in transport logistics, workforce logistics, and transport infrastructure. Dedicated to optimising client operations and enhancing efficiencies, connectivity, and compliance, ORCODA aims to be a trusted partner in its clients' digital transformation journey. With over 250 customers in transportation, healthcare transport, infrastructure, and resources sectors, ORCODA manages over 3 million transport movements annually for its clients. ORCODA Highlights for 2023 In the fiscal year 2023, ORCODA achieved a total income of $20 million, with a substantial recurring revenue stream from Software as a Service (SaaS). The company reported $2 million in underlying EBITDA, achieving its target of profitable growth. The share price of ORCODA experienced a 2.5x increase in 2023 year-to-date, reflecting the company's strong momentum and success in the digital transformation landscape. Key highlights from 2023 include strategic partnerships and agreements with prominent organisations such as Aurizon, Comlink Australia, Kestrel Coal, Koala Cars, Northline, Refuelling Solutions, Teletrac Navman and Yurika. ORCODA acquired Future Fleet in June of 2023, a prominent telematics and asset tracking company, which marks a major expansion for ORCODA in its capabilities and market presence in the fleet management industry. Q&A with Geoff Jamieson, Managing Director of ORCODA Q1: What factors have contributed to ORCODA's remarkable performance over the past three years, leading to its recognition on the AFR Fast 100 list? A1: ORCODA's inclusion in the AFR Fast 100 is a testament to our outstanding performance, driven by organic growth in recurring revenues with major contract wins, strategic partnerships with channel partners such as Teletrac Navman, and the successful acquisitions and integrations of The Betta Group in 2020 and Future Fleet in 2023 (with contribution to commence from 1 July 2023). Q2: How has the company's journey unfolded, and what key factors have propelled it to its current position? A2: Leveraging our many years of experience in optimising transport operations, ORCODA has built on that experience and achieved continued growth and efficiency for our customers. In the post-COVID market, a robust momentum toward digital transformation has emerged, and ORCODA's commitment to innovation and adaptability has been pivotal to our sustained success. Our vision is to lead in developing the connected Smart Cities of the future. Q3: ORCODA has capitalised on the post-COVID digital transformation surge. Do you foresee this trend continuing through 2024? A3: The accelerated momentum for digital transformation has positioned ORCODA for sustained success, particularly with customers now ready to digitally transform their operations. Statistica projects an 83% increase in global spending on digital transformation technologies and services over the next 3 years, indicating a continued trend through 2024 and beyond. Q4: The new ORCODA CONNECT App is an exciting development. Do you believe it will disrupt the vehicle pooling industry and vehicle rental industry? A4: The ORCODA CONNECT App is poised to disrupt both the vehicle pooling industry and the vehicle rental industry by offering fleets a comprehensive end-to-end digital solution. With user-friendly booking, keyless unlock/start/lock features, and innovative anti-theft measures accessible through the app or portal, it stands out as a best-in-class innovation, and we believe it could change the vehicle rental market like how Uber changed the taxi industry. Q5: Can you provide insights into ORCODA's upcoming activities or projects in the pipeline for 2024? A5: ORCODA has signed several material contracts this year with a healthy pipeline of works which bodes well for us to deliver robust growth for FY24. In addition to the implementation of a number of large contracts, we are focused on the commercialisation of the ORCODA CONNECT app, realising cross-selling and product integration synergies between ORCODA and Future Fleet, and 3G to 4G/5G solution upgrades for Future Fleet's customers. ORCODA's inclusion in The Australian Financial Review's Fast 100 list is a significant achievement, highlighting the company's dedication to excellence, growth, and technological innovation. The entire ORCODA team is honored by this recognition and remains committed to driving positive change for our customers and continuing to deliver growth for our shareholders.
SYDNEY, Nov. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Assets, in collaboration with ALAMMC Developments PTY LTD, is excited to announce a significant fundraising initiative for a pioneering Specialist Disability Housing project in Bunbury, Western Australia. This project is a direct response to the substantial unmet demand for specialist disability housing in the region, addressing a critical shortage that affects thousands of Australians. Bunbury: A Region in NeedBunbury, known for its idyllic setting and strong community feel, is facing a severe shortage of housing suitable for NDIS participants. The project, located at 18 Halsey Street, South Bunbury, WA, is designed to cater to individuals with extreme functional impairment or high support needs. With over 395,000 individuals living with a disability in Western Australia, and a significant portion of them in need of specialized accommodation, this project is not just timely but essential. A Vision for Inclusive LivingSet to be completed by July 2026, the Bunbury project will feature 20 purpose-built townhouses, offering a blend of comfort, independence, and community integration for its residents. These homes are not just living spaces; they are a testament to Mountain Assets' commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. Investing in ChangeThis fundraising initiative offers investors a unique opportunity to contribute to a project that is both financially rewarding and socially responsible. The project promises stable, government-backed rental income, with anticipated returns of up to 10% per annum, and a strong market demand for such specialized accommodation. Join Us in Making a DifferenceMountain Assets invites you to be part of this transformative project. By investing in the Bunbury Specialist Disability Housing project, you are not only securing a financial return but also contributing to solving the critical shortage of disability housing in Western Australia. About Mountain AssetsMountain Assets is a leading Australian finance broker, renowned for pairing profitable outcomes with social impact. With a history of successful projects, Mountain Assets is dedicated to addressing the urgent need for suitable disability accommodation across Australia. Contact Information For more information about the Bunbury Specialist Disability Housing project and investment opportunities, please contact Mountain Assets at: Phone: 1800 988 014 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mountainassets.com.au
First Saudi Arabian ETF listed in Hong Kong, offering global and regional investors unique Middle East exposure in Hong Kong ADT of Hong Kong-listed ETPs reached HK$14 billion YTD 2023, up over 20% year-on-year HONG KONG, Nov. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) is pleased to welcome today (Wednesday) the listing of Asia Pacific's first ETF to track Saudi Arabian equities – the CSOP Saudi Arabia ETF (Stock code: 2830 / 82830). This ETF, which tracks the FTSE Saudi Arabia Index, provides investors with a new opportunity to invest in Saudi Arabia's capital markets through a Hong Kong-listed ETF, further enhancing the global connectivity of Hong Kong's ETF market. The new ETF complements a huge array of thematic and country specific ETFs listed in Hong Kong and will be the world's biggest Saudi-focused ETF. HKEX Co-Operating Officer & Head of Equities, Wilfred Yiu, said: "We are delighted to be the first exchange in Asia Pacific to provide investors with direct access to Saudi Arabia's capital market opportunities through an ETF. This reflects HKEX's ongoing commitment to connecting capital with opportunities, and to diversifying its range of products and investment opportunities on its markets. As the leading ETF marketplace in Asia, HKEX is committed to further driving the attractiveness of the market, and looks forward to welcoming further new products in the future, strengthening Hong Kong's ETF ecosystem, and reinforcing the city's role as a vital IFC." As one of the fastest-growing segments in HKEX's markets, the market capitalisation of Hong Kong's Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), including ETFs and Leveraged and Inverse Products (L&I Products), has grown 20 per cent in the year to October 2023, totalling HK$355.43 billion. The inclusion of ETFs in Stock Connect and the first listings of crypto asset ETFs in Hong Kong have further boosted the strong growth momentum and product diversity of Hong Kong's ETP market since their introduction in 2022. The average daily turnover of ETPs for the first ten months of 2023 jumped over 20 per cent year on year, reaching HK$14 billion. As at 31 October 2023, 175 ETPs were listed on HKEX, with one third of ETP issuers on HKEX having introduced new products in the Hong Kong market during the year. Further information about Hong Kong-listed ETPs is available in HKEX website.
South Korean Oil-less Bearing Specialist SGO to Exhibit New Products at PLASTIVISION 2023 and EXCON 2023
SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- SGO, a Korean oil-less bearing manufacturer, is participating in the plastics trade fair PLASTIVISION 2023, which will be held at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai, India from December 7 to 11, 2023, and at the Bangalore International Exhibition Center in Bengaluru, India from December 12 to 16. SGO plans to participate in EXCON 2023, the largest construction equipment event, to showcase THEDVELON bearings and new high-load sintered bearings. SGO entered the Indian market by participating in PLASTVISION 2011, and India has now become an important export country for SGO. SGO Korea's high-load brass oil-less bearings are used in high-load and impact environments such as toggle-type injection molding machines and construction equipment. THEDVELON bearings used as sliding plates in injection machines are recognized for their quality and are widely used in the Indian plastic injection molding machine and construction equipment markets. As inquiries and demand for oil-less bearings have increased, receiving great response from Indian buyers and industry officials, SGO Korea plans to engage with more Indian partners through PLASTVISION 2023 and EXCON 2023, aiming to expand its market size by catering to local customers. This year, SGO, a Korean oil-less bearings specialist, completed the development of a high-strength Cu-Fe-based fully sintered oil-less bearing used in high-load conditions for customers who cannot afford expensive brass oil-less bearings. The newly developed high-load/high-strength sintered bearings will be introduced at EXCON 2023, expecting a positive market response due to their competitive price and easy maintenance. Founded in 2000, SGO mainly manufactures oil-less bearings used in plastic injection molding machines, construction equipment, steel manufacturing facilities, and hydroelectric power plants. With one-stop process facilities ranging from purchasing raw materials to casting, extruding materials, and bearing processing, SGO is a technology-competitive company with 16 patents at home and abroad, providing value to customers in various industries in more than 30 countries around the world, including major exporters and technology powerhouses such as the US, Japan, and Germany. The upcoming events that SGO will participate in are as follows: 1. India 1) PLASTIVISION 2023 (https://www.plastivision.org) - Period: 2023.12.7-2023.12.11- Venue: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India 2) EXCON 2023 (https://www.excon.in) - Period: 2023.12.12-2023.12.16- Venue: BIEC, Bengaluru, India 2. Indonesia Manufacturing Indonesia 2023 (https://www.manufacturingindonesia.com/) - Period: 2023.12.6-2023.12.9- Venue: Jakarta International Expo, Jakarta, Indonesia CONTACT: SGO Co., LTD.Email: email@example.com;Tel.+82-32-813-3401