Sociological integration – Integration Wed, 31 Aug 2022 23:11:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sociological integration – Integration 32 32 ROUVY introduces the first augmented indoor cycling integration Wed, 31 Aug 2022 16:44:39 +0000
August 31, 2022

Prague/San Francisco, August 31, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Today, ROUVY is announcing a new integration with Strava to bring Strava Live Segments to over one million athletes on the popular ROUVY esports platform. Strava is the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world with over 100 million athletes on the platform. Strava Live segments bring another dimension of excitement to the ROUVY experience, providing the motivation to compete on a Strava segment of the trainer just as you would on a stretch of road or trail outdoors.

ROUVY is the largest virtual cycling and triathlon platform based on thousands of geolocated videos and real workouts. It has gained its global popularity by offering the experience of world-class racing events from home and the ability to ride virtually anywhere in the world.

Anyone with a home trainer and a screen device can join online and ride in the virtual peloton in over 70 official races across all continents. From La Vuelta a Espana to the Tour of Japan, from Challenge Family Roth in Germany to the United States Triathlon Championships – the planet of endurance sports is open to you to choose any place to ride in the world. Swiss and Italian Alps, South African ocean coasts, roads lined with Japanese sakura blossoms, Vietnamese jungles, North American national parks – a short list among hundreds and thousands of places you may never visit in real life, but are only a click away with ROUVY – all of which are capable of turning your next home cycling session into a fun-filled adventure. As year-round indoor training and running has become a natural extension of athletic life, so will Strava Live Segment recordings, whether created indoors or outdoors. the outside.

Strava live segments on ROUVY
Now athletes will be able to enjoy both the beauty of realistic virtual locations with an element of motivation, competing against themselves, their friends or world pros on the Strava leaderboards. Runners can track their efforts and chase personal bests in real time with Strava Live Segments on iconic ROUVY routes. From now on, cyclists and triathletes will see their own public records and achievements represented as augmented avatars in the peloton. Strava Live Segments give athletes real-time feedback on how they are tracking their personal efforts on a segment or group of segments. Once an athlete crosses the start line of that chosen segment, on ROUVY Strava provides the elapsed time, projected time ahead or behind the PR pace and distance remaining.

Strava Live Segments is compatible with 77 devices, but this is the first time it’s been implemented on an indoor augmented cycling app. Strava and ROUVY will begin making popular segments available to users, starting with the initial segments on La Vuelta’s exciting routes. Leaderboards with virtual Strava segments are available on the ROUVY website here. (Choose ‘Strava Live Segments’ from the route categories, then click on a chosen route, then -> ‘route details’ to locate the list of Strava segments in the middle of the route page. Clicking on the specific segment, you will get the segment ranking on Strava.)

Lauren Wolff, ROUVY Ambassador and active Strava follower, says “The Strava Live segments are awesome! On ROUVY they will be a game changer! As an avowed QOM hunter this will be a fantastic way to motivate me to improve in these virtual segments as I get real-time updates on my accomplishments while browsing the segment. The exciting and motivational feature is only available to Strava subscribers, so I can’t wait to try it out and enjoy it now on ROUVY. It’s a great way to keep up with the progress in my performance and previous PR and to see how my training compares to others. I think I might ride some roads multiple times! This is a brilliant addition to the app!

Free to try for anyone
This exciting and motivating feature is only available to Strava subscribers. Under normal SLS conditions, a Strava subscription is required. For a chance to see why it’s great for fitness enthusiasts of all skill levels, Strava is offering a 60-day free trial. To try SLS on ROUVY, new users must register with ROUVY, use app version 2.11.0 (or higher), and connect their Strava accounts. ROUVY offers a standard 14-day free trial for new runners. All additional information is here and operating details here.


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// Please refer to Strava as: Strava, the leading social platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world » and to SLS as: “Strava Live Segments”

About Rouvy

ROUVY is a digital cycling platform that brings the experience of real cycling competitions and beautiful iconic locations to your home. ROUVY offers thousands of exciting virtual routes to join the professional peloton online or compete with friends. By overlaying augmenting avatars over the geo-synced video footage, ROUVY makes home workouts both realistic and fun. ROUVY is a proud official partner of La Vuelta, Tour de Suisse, Challenge Family and many more. Cycling enthusiasts and the most demanding athletes are invited to cycle the world from home to stay in shape or prepare for the next race!

About Strava

Strava is the leading platform for athletes and the largest sports community in the world, with over 100 million athletes in 195 countries. If you sweat, you’re an athlete, and Strava’s mobile apps and website connect millions of active people every day. Strava gives athletes easy and fun ways to stay motivated and compete against themselves and others without having to be in the same place at the same time. All athletes belong on Strava, no matter where they live, what sport they enjoy or what device they use. Join the community and get the most out of your sport with a Strava subscription.

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Petro calls for the integration of Chile and Venezuela into the CAN | New Tue, 30 Aug 2022 01:48:29 +0000

According to the president, Venezuela and Chile were an integral part of the Andean Group, founded in 1969 in Cartagena and later became the Andean Community (CAN), comprising Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru as states members.

Peru will assume the presidency pro tempore of the Andean Community

Speaking at the XXII meeting of the Andean Presidential Council in Lima, Peru, Petro said: “I believe that we must be more powerful, unite more voices. I believe that the demands of Chile and Venezuela must be taken into account” while calling for “returning to the first scenario of the Andean community when it was part of this instrument of integration.”

The president said that “if Argentina gets closer, the better. The more voices we gather, agree and integrate, the better; the more powerful the voice will be.”

“How good it would be for the Andean Community to expand under a minimum agreement: respect for the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights,” Petro said.

Proposals from President Gustavo Petro to the Andean Community:
1. A call for a peace scenario between Ukraine and Russia.
2. Convene a conference of Andean countries to assess drug policy. Today, the failure of the fight against drugs is notorious.

The Colombian president participated in the event with his counterparts from Peru, Pedro Castillo, from Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, and from Bolivia, Luis Arce Catacora.

On this occasion, Petro also spoke about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, affecting agricultural production and food sovereignty in the world. This conflict between Russia and Ukraine “binds several countries in one way or another, and further affects the weak economic, social and environmental conditions that the world is going through”, Petro said.

In this regard, the Colombian President called for the inclusion in the final declaration of the event of a call to start peace talks between Ukraine and Russia.

Partisia Blockchain Foundation shows its momentum with the integration of Polygon, new COO Sat, 27 Aug 2022 17:20:52 +0000
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The Partisia Blockchain Foundation brings multi-party, zero-knowledge computing to Polygon through its unified smart contract technology, enabling developers to create new blockchain-based use cases. This follows the appointment of former Cardano Foundation leader Hinrich Pfeifer as COO.

Partisia Blockchain Foundation, an independent non-profit organization supporting the development of the ultimate zero-knowledge global blockchain, announced the completion of its Mainnet v3.0 integration into Polygon, an Ethereum scaling protocol integrating millions of people to Web3. Completion came just days after the announcement of Hinrich Pfeifer’s appointment as COO.

Existing smart contracts, starting with the very first smart contract in 2009 with the launch of Bitcoin, have been isolated into two distinct and very different types – public and private – limiting the expansion of blockchain applications. Public or visible-type smart contracts, the most common, offer lower privacy, which is a problem for use cases that require keeping discreet medical or financial records. While private smart contracts protect against outside interference or malicious activity, they cannot be easily audited or verified by third parties.

Foundation Mainnet v3.0 integration unlocks Partisia’s privacy-preserving compute infrastructure and a new type of smart contract – allowing Polygon developers to build use cases that require privacy and privacy data while using a public blockchain.

“This technology will radically transform the way businesses and individuals interact with each other,” said Brian Gallagher, co-founder of Partisia Blockchain.

This technology, leveraging Partisia Blockchain’s unified private and public smart contracts and multi-party zero-knowledge computing, is sure to play a role in the future of the industry, as developers have the potential to create hundreds of use cases. powered by Polygon. This opens the door to many opportunities, including:

  • Management of private documents and content – The ability to keep aspects of the contract private while allowing public verification is crucial in cases such as medical and health data, financial identity or credit scores, etc.
  • Decentralized search engines – Today’s ad-based search engine models expose users to a bad experience and risk falling victim to clicks, fake news, scams, and other malware. As an alternative, the “Better Internet Search” initiative has integrated Partisia Blockchain’s unified smart contract to provide a new ad-free experience and produce search results without collecting users’ private data. Encrypted data is never decrypted and all product information provided has been calculated with MPC to be as relevant to the user experience without personal data ever being decrypted – that’s the power of zk computing.
  • Monetizable data on decentralized social networks – In the short term, zero-knowledge MPC’s best data protection utilizes users’ most valuable yet sensitive data in a healthy, regulatory-compliant way. In the long term, this has the potential to change the power structures operating in today’s internet economy and enable greater competition in applications and services. A good example is the “Data for Good” platform designed to allow anyone to donate data without disclosing personal information, using MPC and blockchain to strike the right balance between privacy and transparency.
  • Trade finance industry and decentralized exchanges – The first large-scale commercial use of MPC was a decentralized exchange conducted in 2008 by the team behind Partisia Blockchain, followed by a number of MPC-based auctions in energy, finance and commodities. telecommunications. The initial goal of Partisia is to bridge different blockchains and allow users to seamlessly move data and tokens across blockchains and security paradigms. The goal is to increase participation in existing DeFi solutions and reduce barriers to introducing DeFi to traditional markets.
  • Private auctions – With increasingly complicated supply chains and niche products, pricing and auctions are becoming an integral part of many markets. In a unified smart contract, buyers and sellers and resulting transactions can be tracked while offers remain confidential. Additionally, the privacy aspect brought about by zero-knowledge MPC can also help eliminate the possibility of conspiratorial bidding, the practice of artificially raising the price of an item through dishonest bids.

“The integration of Partisia Blockchain’s unified smart contracts based on multi-party zero-knowledge computing opens up countless new and exciting possibilities for all Polygon developers,” says Antoni Martin, Polygon Enterprise Lead.

This integration and the recent appointment of COO joins the momentum of the Partisia Blockchain Foundation, as the Foundation has doubled its workforce over the past year, with high profile recruits like Iulia Mihailescu (CMO) and Jennifer de Broglie (Director of Thought Leadership).

Hinrich brings with him his vast expertise as Secretary General of the Cardano Foundation and in developing the Cardano Foundation’s global team and its protocol and blockchain adoption. Alongside his co-founders, Hinrich will oversee the operations, strategy and vision of Partisia Blockchain Foundations, as the Foundation expands the expansion of blockchain and its on-chain solutions to issues of counterfeiting, digital identity and trade finance gaps.

Hinrich’s appointment compliments the Foundation’s progress as he spearheads the Foundation’s rapid expansion to “deliver on the promise that multiparty computing offers to different industries.”

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European cities exchange good practices to promote the integration of migrants – Thu, 25 Aug 2022 12:46:51 +0000

Cooperation and knowledge exchange between European cities can play a key role in the integration of newcomers, say the experts, adding that their inclusion strategies can also serve as a model for major European cities.

“Local communities are where integration happens, through work and study”, said Katerina Dimitrakopoulou from the Commission’s Directorate-General for Migration, highlighting the key role of local authorities in the integration of newcomers.

About 8.4% of the EU’s population are people born outside the bloc and between two and three million third-country nationals move to the EU every year to work or study, according to the Commission.

To support European cities and regions facing new arrivals, the European executive and the Committee of the Regions launched in March 2021 a Partnership aimed at increasing capacities and promoting the exchange of know-how between local communities.

“Our role is to connect people, states, regions and cities and ensure that all good practices […] are properly broadcast,” Dimitrakopoulou said.

Sharing best practices

Knowledge exchanges are particularly important for small towns, which often do not have the same capacity and resources to welcome migrants as big cities, according to experts.

“We have cities that already know how to live with migration,” Barbara Kuznik from the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) told EURACTIV, adding that these can serve as a model for other cities in the EU. UE who manage new arrivals.

Kuznik is currently working on the Project Includedwhich allows medium-sized towns to support small towns in integration practices.

“Sharing our own experiences helps us reflect on how we promote our services and improve them,” said Juan Carlos Hernández Navas, technical director of projects for the city of Fuenlabrada, which accompanies the Greek city of Livadia on development opportunities. employment for newcomers.

Partnerships between European cities also aim to strengthen the social inclusion of migrants.

The Italian town of Capaci, for example, is carrying out a project linking newcomers and residents in social activities, under the sponsorship of Mechelen, a Belgian town of 86,000 inhabitants of 130 different nationalities.

“We formed eight pairs of residents and newcomers who have a common social life,” Capaci Mayor Pietro Puccio told EURACTIV, explaining that this helps new residents feel fully integrated into city life. .

Scaling Integration Strategies

According to the Italian mayor, the long-term goal of the activity is to develop a strategy that could be replicated across the country.

“We are working on a memorandum of understanding for the Interior Ministry to extend this experience to 8,000 Italian municipalities,” he said.

According to Carla Rey, secretary general of the Italian Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (AICCRE), integration programs developed in small contexts can more easily be adapted to larger areas.

In addition, they may also prove to be more effective in the long run.

“Changing the culture of a city is not enough to change the culture of a country. This is why it is important to use formulas that can be adapted to the broader national context,” she said.

[Edited by Nathalie Weatherald]

Computer Telephony Integration Market 2022: In-Depth Research with Emerging Growth Trends, Regional Status of Major Key Players | Five9, Salesforce, Ring Central Wed, 24 Aug 2022 08:37:17 +0000

Global Computer Telephony Integration Market Research Report 2022-2030

The collection, analysis and interpretation of data obtained from authoritative sources on the Computer Telephony Integration market from 2022 to 2030 has formed the majority of the research basis. The report includes a section on competition landscape that provides a comprehensive analysis of the market shares held by the leading computer telephony integration companies in the industry.

The main objectives of this study were to assess the size of a variety of different categories and sectors and to make predictions about trends that may accelerate over the next few years. This study, which includes both qualitative and quantitative data, scoured the globe for relevant information.

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As a starting point for the research methodology used to estimate and forecast the global telephony and IT integration market size, secondary sources such as company websites, annual reports, press releases press, financial data, investor presentations, articles, news, white papers, certified publications and government publishing sources were used. Additionally, the study examines vendor offerings to rank the market.

Using this information, the study then employs a bottom-up methodology to quantify the size of the global computer telephony integration market. To gauge the size of the market, the primary research included in-depth interviews with senior executives, CEOs, and directors, as well as vice presidents (VPs) and managers. These divisions and sub-segments were then evaluated and confirmed through secondary research. The overall market engineering procedure is then concluded through the use of data triangulation procedures to provide accurate statistics for each segment and sub-segment.

Computer Telephony Integration Market Segmentations

In addition, the study provides an in-depth analysis of Computer Telephony Integration markets including major players or vendors, application, type, market share and latest market trends.

This search covers the most important Computer Telephony Coupling manufacturers:

Five9, Salesforce, RingCentral, Twilio, Enghouse Interactive, NewVoiceMedia (Vonage), Genesys, Zendesk, Freshworks, NICE inContact, Nextiva, Talkdesk, Jive Communications (LogMeIn), Ameyo, Aircall, Tenfold, Ozonetel, InGenius, Cisco, Avaya, Bucher +Suter

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Segmentation based on region:

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Bumpa Announces Integration with Meta to Accelerate Selling on Instagram for Business Owners Sat, 20 Aug 2022 18:43:16 +0000

First African startup, creating solutions for businesses across Africa: Bumpa, a announced its integration with Meta: the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp in an effort to boost social commerce for business owners on its platform.

Bumpa, founded by Kelvin Umechukwu and Adetunji Opayele, was launched in February 2021 and has since made leaps and bounds in the e-commerce sector in Africa.

Bumpa had earlier announced that it had successfully raised a pre-seed round of US$200,000 in September 2021 to continue providing solutions to business owners with the Bumpa app which gives them a website of company, helps them send invoices and receipts to customers, record sales and expenses, receive company financial report, record customer details and engage customers.

They also announced that they were among 20 startups in Africa chosen by Google as part of the Google Black Founders Fund in August 2021, where they received support and tools from Google to reach more internet business owners. .

Now, in one of its biggest announcements to date, Bumpa is announcing that they’ve integrated Meta into their platform to make it easier to sell on Instagram and Facebook for business owners using the Bumpa app.

This integration announcement follows their goal of reaching 1 million business owners across Africa who use Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp to sell their products.

The founders noted that a survey of their users showed that more than 40% of the total sales recorded on the Bumpa app come from Instagram and WhatsApp alone.

Instagram data also shows that there are over 10 million Instagram users in Nigeria. With 70% of these users looking to Instagram to make their next purchase, this integration is poised to have a huge impact on social commerce in Nigeria.

Features of Bumpa & Meta Integration

  • Instant messaging: It is said that Bumpa business owners who connect their Bumpa app to their Facebook and Instagram accounts will be able to receive Instagram DMs directly on the Bumpa app and reply without leaving the app.
  • Optimize Instagram for sales: The integration comes with quick action buttons in their DMs that allow business owners to easily sell products, share invoices and receipts, request payment, and record sales on Instagram, without quit the Bumpa application. This makes selling on Instagram 5x easier for the business owner.
  • Transparent customer service

Customers of any Bumpa merchant using the integration can inquire about products and make payment without leaving Instagram while merchants will be able to capture their Instagram details and register sales automatically from their Bumpa app.

Adding this integration to the pre-existing functionality of the Bumpa app helps business owners create business websites, display and sell products, issue invoices and receipts, record sales, receive business financial reports, send bulk text messages and payment requests to customers, among other things.

It is estimated that this integration will cut Instagram DM response time in half and make selling on Instagram 5x faster.

The integration is available for business owners in Nigeria and Bumpa is available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store for download.

Boosting Drug Development Efficiency Through Sensor Data Integration – Fri, 19 Aug 2022 10:44:36 +0000

Who remembers that line from the movie Zoolander, “the files are IN the computer?!” Twenty years later, we all painfully know the file structure of our computer. But as we continue to digitize clinical trials, has access to new streams of valuable data become easier because “the data is IN the cloud”?

Connected sensor technologies and tools, from wearables, smart speakers and bed mats to ingestible and implantable sensor capsules, are capturing unprecedented data streams with the potential to transform our clinical decision-making. Since the launch of DiMe in October 2019, the number of digital terminals used by the life sciences industry for the safety and efficiency of new drug development has increased by 929%. Yet we are still unprepared to access reliable and trustworthy sensor data at scale.

Today, it is incredibly difficult to use this data effectively and efficiently, while adhering to privacy and security standards. To accommodate privacy and security, sensor technology data is collected, processed, stored and transmitted through systems and infrastructure developed and owned by individual companies. Data users must integrate in a custom way to meet the specifications of each data partner. It takes time – building 1:1 “point” solutions is neither efficient nor scalable.

This requires specialized knowledge: data scientists and software engineers are needed in real time to create, troubleshoot and repair each individual connection. Not only is this cost prohibitive, but if we consider all the many streams of sensor data that could help us make better decisions, faster, and then multiply that by the number of decisions, it’s clear that this approach doesn’t will not be scalable.

Data integration refers to the technical and business processes used to aggregate and combine data from multiple sources to provide a unified, single, and usable view of data. The effective integration of sensor data has the power to realize the promise of these new data streams to make better, faster decisions across the healthcare continuum and advance new drugs, devices and therapies that will improve outcomes for the patients.

But the current influx of data from sensor technologies exceeds industry’s ability to effectively collect, store, analyze, protect and use this data for research and patient care. The promise of collected data will not be realized until we have systems and infrastructure in place to manage the wave of new data efficiently, effectively and affordably.

DiMe is ready to help get data out of the cloud and into the hands of those who need it to improve the lives of patients. In our role as a society bringing together experts from all disciplines comprising the diverse field of digital medicine, and in partnership with we have developed a set of free resources to help organizations define, select and implement the integration sensor data and algorithms for appropriate platforms so they can manage research data and guide clinical care.

We’ve created four free comprehensive toolkits for data producers, processors, and consumers to effectively and efficiently utilize this new wave of data from wearable devices and large-scale digital sensing products, while preserving privacy and data security.

Sensor Data Architecture Toolkit

Data architecture translates business needs into data and system requirements and seeks to manage data and its flow through the business. Data architecture describes the structure of an organization’s data assets. It includes the models, policies, rules, and standards that govern the collection, storage, organization, integration, and use of data within an ecosystem. An optimized data architecture is essential to realize the value of sensor-generated data for clinical decision-making. This toolkit includes:

  • Logical data architecture – Provide a high-level model for sensor data in the health data ecosystem, independent of platform, operating system, file structure, or database technology. It defines the entire data landscape needed to use sensor-generated data to guide clinical decision-making.
  • Master Data Architecture — A library of sample data architectures that 1) implement the logical data architecture, and 2) have been successfully implemented to support successful data integrations. Find what works for you and your team.
  • Sensor Data Flow Design Tool – Using this tool, you can map the sensor data stream from any connected sensor technology you choose to a final data set for analysis and querying, whether either in the context of care delivery or research. After answering a few questions to define the right steps, you have the opportunity to use an easy-to-use design tool to create and annotate your custom sensor data stream for documentation and collaboration with your team and partners. .

Sensor Data Standards Toolkit

Every data ecosystem needs a common language and a shared approach to distribute, store and interpret information. It is critical to meet sensor data standards that protect patients and enable data exchange. By adopting standards, we ensure that we use accessible, relevant and trustworthy (ART) sensor data.

Start differentiating your products and the data they generate by building to the right standards. Distinguish between products and solutions to identify those that meet your needs. We have designed our interactive standards landscape to guide you as you consider how your data may be collected, stored, adapted, safeguarded or retrieved for clinical decision making in healthcare and research. This toolkit includes:

  • Interactive standards landscape – All standards related to sensor data integrations in an interactive landscape tool.
  • Library of standards – Standards database. Note: DiMe is committed to keeping this information current as new standards are developed.

Toolkit for implementing sensor data integrations

Are you looking to start or advance your sensor data integration journey? Six criteria are essential to your success: collection, transmission, processing, security, confidentiality and quality of data. Together, these key areas provide the building blocks for a successful sensor data integration strategy so you can make better, faster decisions in healthcare and research. This toolkit includes:

  • Accessible, Relevant and Trustworthy (ART) Criteria – Six essential criteria for delivering ART sensor data to your downstream partners for clinical decision making.
  • Considerations and Best Practices – Short “cheat sheets” of key considerations and best practices aligned with each criteria.
  • ART criteria prioritization tool – A tool to optimize sensor data integration approaches to meet the needs of organizations and individuals using your products and the data they generate.
  • Case studies – Concrete examples so you can see the ART criteria in action.

Organizational Readiness for Sensor Data Integration Toolkit

Are you looking to start your sensor data integration journey? The Organizational Readiness Toolkit can help you identify areas in your team or business that could be developed for success with a sensor data strategy. It can also help you assess your organization’s level of progress toward the goal of making sensor-generated data accessible, relevant, and trustworthy to enable better clinical decisions, faster. This toolkit includes:

  • Capability Maturity Model – A model to guide your understanding of your partners in the downstream market.
  • Capability Maturity Calculator – An assessment tool to assess your partners’ readiness and guide you to the right resources to meet them where they are for shared success.

As we increasingly rely on sensor-generated data to power decentralized clinical trials, we must prioritize building to scale. Our potential to dramatically improve patient outcomes and advance the safe, effective, equitable, and ethical use of digital medicine to improve human health is within reach. And when we unite around standards and align on sensor data integration practices and infrastructure, our ability to make better and faster decisions will transform the healthcare system.

About the Author

Jennifer C. Goldsack founded and serves as CEO of the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing digital medicine to optimize human health. Previously, Jennifer spent several years at the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), a public-private partnership co-founded by Duke University and the FDA, and . working in research at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, first in outcome research in the Department of Surgery and later in the Department of Medicine. Most recently, she helped launch the Value Institute, a hands-on research and innovation center embedded in a major academic medical center in Delaware. Jennifer holds an MS in Chemistry from the University of Oxford, England, an MS in History and Sociology of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from George Washington University.

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A powerful window on product quality Tue, 16 Aug 2022 16:00:00 +0000

BURLINGAME, Calif., August 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ –Today unitQthe leading platform for businesses to take a user-centric, data-driven approach to improving product quality, announced an exciting integration with Discord.

This new integration enables unitQ customers to break into the chat on Discord – a leading community platform now used by over 150 million users across all industries and communities – to identify, report and resolve security issues. product quality faster than ever.

“Discord has become a channel where communities come together to discuss major global products and as a result, a lot of user feedback discussions are starting to happen,” shared Christian Wiklund, Founder and CEO of unitQ. “Our team is excited about how this integration will be one of the first product quality data windows for Discord and how it will allow our customers to have a real-time view of what their users are saying.”

Today’s integration with Discord is one of the almost 40 integrations Integrated with unitQ Monitor, which tracks over 500 granular categories of feedback from disparate channels to enable easy monitoring and analysis. This allows client organizations such as Spotify, Quizlet and many others to harness the power of customer feedback and deliver the best user experience possible. Together, these integrations provide a single source of truth for actionable insights to help you build a better product.

Today’s news mark one many exciting developments from the unitQ team, including:

  • The release of a brand new unitQ Monitor tool known as Impact analysis. This first-of-its-kind solution makes it even easier for our customers to prioritize fixes and understand the impact of fixing and fixing product quality issues near and dear to their users.
  • Recently named one of the CB Insights Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Startups.
  • New integrations and partnerships with Adam, Jira, AWS, pager and After.

If you want to learn more about Discord integration and how unitQ provides organizations with real-time actionable insights from user feedback to create better customer experiences, book a demo today!

About unitQ

Leading technology companies such as Spotify, Klarna, Pandora and Strava rely on unitQ for the quality of their products. unitQ raised $41M with funding from Accel, Creandum and Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture capital fund. The company is based on Burlingame, California and is founded by Christian Wiklund and Niklas Lindstromentrepreneurs who previously founded Skout, a social app with over 50 million users and acquired by The Meet Group in 2016. To learn more, go to


Legarda pushes for the integration of Filipino arts and culture into the education system Sun, 14 Aug 2022 21:53:00 +0000 PHILIPPINES, August 14 – Press release
August 13, 2022


The “Cultural Education Curriculum Act of 2022” was introduced by Senator Loren Legarda for four terms to integrate Filipino arts and culture into the country’s education system.

“Our culture is the narrative that binds Filipinos, regardless of ethnicity, class or background, in a common chronicle of traditions, trials and triumphs. It is our identity and, therefore, it must be preserved and passed on to the next generation,” Legarda said.

Under Senate Bill 242, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will work with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the Authority of Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) to formulate and implement plans and programs that will mainstream and integrate Filipino arts and culture into the national education system.

A Cultural Education Program (CEP) will be established to develop and implement an Enhanced Special Arts Curriculum (SPA); integrating indigenous knowledge systems, skills and practices through the institutionalization of the appropriate Living Traditions Schools (SLT) model into the formal education system; support DepEd’s K-12 curriculum, in both formal and informal systems; and introduce culture-based technical and vocational courses.

Legarda pointed out that “the government has already taken concrete steps to respond to the need to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of the country through the establishment of Schools of Living Traditions (SLT). However, our culture has a role and a function as the foundation of our nation.. We must further develop the unique and diverse cultural heritage of our country through this measure.

Ronald Sander | Has CARICOM reached its limits of regional integration? – Part 3 | Comment Sat, 13 Aug 2022 05:06:33 +0000

So far, in this attempt to answer the question “Has CARICOM reached its limits of regional integration”, it has been established that after nearly 50 years, the regional project has not succeeded to fulfill the commitments expected from the Treaty of Chaguaramas of 1973 and its Revision in 2001.

In summary, while the 2001 revision of the CARICOM Treaty laid the foundations for a single economic space, the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME), attempts at regional integration have made very little headway. . Not even a customs union, much less a common market, has been established.

The “sovereignty” of individual states continues to be the dominant feature of decision-making, resulting in inadequate or non-existent implementation of regional decisions. The secretariat, which got off to a flying start under William Demas and Alister McIntyre (two highly respected Caribbean personalities), and with the enthusiastic support of member governments at the time, descended into paralysis and bureaucratic management, in addition to being poorly funded.

Moreover, CARICOM has expanded prematurely instead of focusing on deepening its integration. Haiti’s admission in 2002 caused trade and economic integration problems – problems that are unlikely to be resolved for the foreseeable future. Additionally, successive governments in Haiti have violated the 1997 CARICOM Civil Society Charter regarding free and fair elections, good governance, and civil and political rights. The Bahamas is not a member of the Common Market aspects of CARICOM. Although it has participated beneficially in some aspects of ‘functional cooperation’, its governments have been inconsistent in coordinating foreign policy with other CARICOM states.


Jamaica has consistently questioned the benefits of its own membership in CARICOM, focusing solely on its trade with Trinidad and Tobago and ignoring the fact that it enjoys a large trade surplus with all the other states in the CARICOM, especially those who are also members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Moreover, depending on the political party in place, Jamaican governments have chosen to do very little coordination of their foreign policy positions.

The 2017 Jamaican Commission, led by former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, which reviewed Jamaica’s relationship with CARICOM, recommended that unless fundamental changes were made to CARICOM processes, Jamaica should “withdraw from the CSME” but maintain a membership “similar to that of the Bahamas”. This latest event would place Jamaica in the same position of semi-detachment as the Bahamas, further weakening the organization. the Golding report contained many valid observations and remarks regarding the reform of CARICOM, particularly with regard to the implementation of its decisions.

In 2003, 14 years before the Golding Report, another Jamaican Prime Minister, PJ Patterson, a committed regionalist, proposed to a meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government a mechanism to facilitate deeper regional integration. Seemingly convinced, the leaders adopted “the Rose Hall declaration”. However, even then there were signs of reluctance and reluctance, with a prime minister insisting on accepting the Rose Hall Declaration “in principle”, not in practice. The statement was never executed.

This led Sir Shridath Ramphal, the former Caribbean statesman who chaired the 1992 West Indies Commission, to observe in 2014 that the declaration came to nothing because it offered “a regionalism which, despite all its checks and balances to supranationality, was still too much for the cloistered immaturity of a political culture fixed by the obsessive compulsions of local control”. Sir Shridath also remarked with poignant resonance that, had regional leaders implemented the mechanism proposed by PJ Patterson, “many of our countries would not know the extent of the terrible economic misfortune and uncertainty that they currently endure”.


Realistically, the challenges facing CARICOM countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname with their current oil and gas wealth, are that none of them individually enjoys lasting economic independence. Each of them depends on aid for social and economic development and security in all its dimensions. Consequently, this dependence deprives each of them of true political independence. As the late Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Lester Bird, said in 1992, “No small state, severely limited in its natural, human and financial resources, can function as if it were a great country. [-] It is an unrealistic approach to problem solving and decision making in a world that has embraced economic alliances, mergers and the creation of single regional markets as means of survival”.

Considering all this, CARICOM has not reached its limits of regional integration; indeed, CARICOM has barely scratched the surface of the economic and political benefits of integration.

The region’s current leaders must navigate their country through the maelstrom of high debt, persistently poor terms of trade, insufficient access to concessional development finance, high imported costs for food and energy, inadequate technological infrastructure and the impact of climate change. While some of them, with oil and gas in particular, can weather this storm for now, the underlying weaknesses of smaller individual economies will persist. A resolute approach to deepening regional integration with effective implementation mechanisms is the only answer.

Membership of a “Caribbean community of sovereign states” should not change. But its leaders should at least recognize that “sovereignty” is only beneficial if it has strength in the face of an international community. Many member states of the international community are fed up with the constant demands on their taxpayers’ money from small, powerless states. They themselves have pursued integration as their salvation as, for example, in the European Union, the federation of the United States of America, the federation of Canada, the federation of Mexico and the federation of Brazil.

While federation is now too fear-infused contemplation, at least deeper integration must be a priority and commitment from leaders as CARICOM’s 60th anniversary approaches. Leaders might usefully consider adapting one of the recommendations of the Golding Commission, “to appoint an oversight body composed of three to five eminent CARICOM nationals to review CARICOM’s performance and, in particular, the compliance of Member States… “. The review could be considered in July 2023 and made public. There is no shortage of solid and authoritative work that would aid the review.

As Dr. Eric Williams, a renowned Caribbean historian, who led his country Trinidad and Tobago to independence following the breakup of the West Indies Federation, advised with compelling foreknowledge in 1962: “Separation and fragmentation were the policy of colonialism and rival colonialisms. Association and integration must be the policy of independence”.

Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the OAS. The opinions expressed are entirely his own. For previous answers and comments, log on to