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Why NOT to attend ChainPoint 19!

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Networking is boring and meeting the industry leaders seems not cool.

Who wants to travel to a city in the middle of nowhere, get to the venue of the conference in a traffic jam, meet these new people, try all that armenian unknown dishes? And there will definitely be need to reprint the business cards. Yeah, this is reasonable enough not to join the conference.

But listen, nobody wants to miss the chance to rub shoulders with the thought-leaders and experts of blockchain space for more than 20 hours, and have the unique opportunity to listen to so many  insightful and inspirational speeches from the top-notch experts and visionaries from the space.

The Minister of Economy of Armenia, Tigran Khachatryan, will present the main principles of the attractive crypto regulation law to be put in force soon, the CEO of Bitcoin.com Stefan Rust will give a keynote speech on the recent developments of the platform, Henri Arslanian, the Global Crypto and FinTech Leader at PwC and the Chairman of Fintech Association of Hong Kong will uncover exclusive insights about the fintech and crypto industry, Toufi Saliba, the CEO of TODA.network will tell about the new protocol, Marc Taverner, the Global Ambassador of Bitfury will show how governments are utilizing the DLT technology, we will go deep into use cases of digital transformation with Dr. Ramadan AlBlooshi, and will spread light on the hottest topics on the agenda of digital economies and much more.

We are hosting more than 25 blockchain communities with the presence of most active players who will be showcasing their products and services, proving us that this industry is going to disrupt the perception of the future we are all looking into.

ChainPoint 19 has the vision of bringing light to the most significant initiatives that are taking place in the space and providing a platform for all the players to grab as much value as possible.

 

Who cares about all that startup competitions?!

If your startup doesn’t need funding, or if you are not thrilled to discover the next big thing in its early stage, you can miss the CP19 Startup Battle.

Startups are the ones who fuel the development of the technology by proposing more and more real world use cases. This teams and ideas have to be noticed and ChainPoint 19 is the exact platform to bring all this fascinating projects onstage. Meet VCs, investors, experts, the ones who have built the startup ecosystem from scratch and they are here to share their experiences and maybe fund some of the lucky projects.

Why ChainPoint 19 Startup Battle?

  • Build strategic partnerships
  • Gain valuable and targeted media exposure
  • Get invaluable expert feedback
  • $350k prize fund, benefits and perks

The Startup Battle is supported by InnMind, aeternity ventures, CV labs and SmartGateVC, who have contributed to form the prize fund. They provided the opportunity to join the top incubation and acceleration programs, take the development of the project to the next level and close a funding round at the end.

 

Your workload is way too busy for you to take two days off and visit the next blockchain hub

Nice point, you can stay at your comfort zone, but here we have lots of stuff happening, that you definitely do not want to miss.

The Nooor Blockchain Armenia has introduced a draft law on crypto regulation and you can find out why the country is another option during ChainPoint 19. We talk about Malta, Switzerland as the jurisdictions with the most favorable conditions to operate a blockchain company, we go to Estonia for better opportunities and address service-providers from Singapore, etc. Each and every state is in hustle to put themselves on a map and attract as much international players as possible. And here we are, stating that we can count as one of the best options to choose. This is not only about the jurisdiction and fast growing tech industry, it is the creativity and the innovative approach we got and ChainPoint is one of the platforms to showcase all the opportunities that we have in our country.

We have taken the road of becoming one of the countries which will be advocating the development of the technology and the ecosystem as a whole.

Putting aside the blockchain, are you sure you want to miss your chance to touch the thousands-year-old history, see the outstanding cultural sights and taste the unique cuisine? Consult with your travel agent, she will show you the right way!

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U.S. News & World Report Announces 2020 Best Global Universities Rankings

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U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today published the 2020 edition of the Best Global Universities rankings. In the most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide, the new edition evaluates 1,500 schools – up from 1,250 last year – on academic research and reputation.

The top 10 schools in the overall ranking are all found in either the U.S. or the United KingdomHarvard University remains at No. 1, followed by Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyStanford University and the University of California—Berkeley at No. 2, 3 and 4, respectively. The University of Oxford rounds out the top five.

The new edition evaluates schools in 81 countries – up from 75 last year. The U.S. has the most universities in the overall ranking with 249, followed by the following countries:

  • China: 188
  • U.K.: 86
  • Japan: 82
  • Germany: 66

“As the Best Global Universities rankings continue to expand in number of schools and subjects to fulfill the needs of prospective students, we remain consistent in our mission to evaluate schools around the world on their research,” said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News. “A major emphasis on academic research is what sets this methodology apart from our other university rankings.”

New this year are six additional subject rankings, bringing the total to 28: oncology, surgery, cardiac and cardiovascular systems, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering. In both the engineering and computer science rankings, four of the top 10 schools are based in China.

The following countries performed the best in each of these subjects, listed in order of most schools on each list:

Based on Web of Science data and InCites metrics provided by the Web of Science Group, the Best Global Universities methodology weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. For the overall rankings, this includes bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration. Each subject ranking has its own methodology based on academic research performance and reputation in that specific area.

“Many prospective students are looking to other countries for their education,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “The Best Global Universities rankings give these students a starting point for their search. In addition to the rankings, students should also consider their fluency in the language of instruction, the fields of study that the school offers and the costs that come from studying in another country.”

2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities

Overall Best Global Universities – Top 10

  1. Harvard University (U.S.)
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.)
  3. Stanford University (U.S.)
  4. University of California—Berkeley (U.S.)
  5. University of Oxford (U.K.)
  6. California Institute of Technology (U.S.)
  7. Columbia University (U.S.)
  8. Princeton University (U.S.)
  9. University of Cambridge (U.K.)
  10. University of Washington (U.S.)

Africa – Top 3

  1. University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  2. University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  3. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Asia – Top 3

  1. National University of Singapore
  2. Tsinghua University (China)
  3. Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Australia/New Zealand – Top 3

  1. University of Melbourne (Australia)
  2. University of Sydney
  3. University of Queensland (Australia)

Europe – Top 3

  1. University of Oxford (U.K.)
  2. University of Cambridge (U.K.)
  3. Imperial College London

Latin America – Top 3

  1. Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
  2. Pontificia University Católica de Chile
  3. State University of Campinas (Brazil)

The Best Global Universities rankings serve the broader U.S. News mission of providing trusted information and rankings – such as Best CollegesBest Graduate Schools and Best Online Programs – to help all students navigate their higher education options. Specifically for Chinese students, U.S. News offers online resource centers published in Chinese to help guide prospective undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying abroad.

 

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SAS is No. 1 in advanced and predictive analytics market share, says analyst report

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SAS again ranks number one for market share, according to the IDC report, Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Software 2018 Market Shares: Demand Across All Use-Case Patterns.1

SAS led with a 27.7% market share in the advanced and predictive analytics category in 2018, more than twice that of the next competitor. SAS has led in the predictive and advanced analytics category since IDC started tracking the market in 1997 and has shown continued revenue growth in the category each year.

“As the volume and complexity of data grows, and as organizations seek to make better, faster business decisions, the need for advanced and predictive analytics like those from SAS is expanding,” said Chandana Gopal, Research Manager for Business Analytics at IDC. “SAS is the leader in advanced and predictive analytics market share and has experienced continued growth year over year.

“SAS continues to innovate in AI and the technologies that underpin it like machine learning, natural language generation and computer vision. The analytics leader remains laser-focused on meeting the market’s evolving need for powerful analytics to transform data into value.”

SAS reinvests into R&D more than twice the average for major technology firms. In 2018, SAS devoted 26% of its overall revenue into developing artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, data management and analytics software. To continue fostering innovation and progress in analytics, SAS has committed to invest $1 billion in AI over the next three years.

“Our continuous innovation, clearly exhibited in the SAS Platform and in SAS AI technologies, propels front-line managers, executives and data scientists to change the trajectory of their organizations with advanced analytics,” said Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS. “Whether it’s providing teams of data scientists with advanced machine learning capabilities or delivering analytics that give decision makers real-time answers, SAS is committed to helping put data and analytics to work, making them accessible to all types of users and driving value to an organization’s bottom line.”

Additionally, SAS ranks second in AI software market share according to the IDC report, Worldwide Analytic Artificial Intelligence Software Platform Market Shares, 2018: Steady Growth – Moving Toward Production (Doc #US45262419, June 2019). The report notes that while the overall AI market saw steady growth last year, SAS experienced growth at a rate more than three times faster than the overall market at 104.6%.

The SAS® Platform provides a strong analytics foundation and a single place to manage and support every phase of an organization’s analytics journey, from initial gathering and preparing of data, through development, management and enterprise deployment of powerful analytical models. An integrated part of the SAS Platform, SAS® Viya® is a cloud-enabled, in-memory analytics engine that provides quick, accurate and reliable analytical insights.

Read about how SAS customers succeed with advanced analytics.

Today’s announcement was made at the Analytics Experience conference in Milan, Italy, a business technology conference presented by SAS that brings together thousands of attendees on-site and online to share ideas on critical business issues.

 

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Neurotechnology Ranks First in Latest MINEX III Results

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Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced their latest results in the NIST MINEX III (Minutiae Interoperability Exchange) evaluation. Algorithms from Neurotechnology are top in accuracy and are ranked first in both leaderboard categories: 1) most interoperable fingerprint template generator and 2) most interoperable fingerprint template generator and matcher pair.

“I am proud of our research team for having created the most interoperable and accurate fingerprint recognition algorithm,” said Dr. Justas Kranauskas, head of the biometric research department for Neurotechnology. “An independent confirmation like this means that our customers can have confidence in our continually evolving and improving technologies.”

In addition to having the most interoperable solution, Neurotechnology’s template generator and template matcher are also the second fastest in the MINEX III evaluation leaderboard.

The currently topped-ranked Neurotechnology fingerprint algorithm evaluated at NIST MINEX III is included in the Neurotechnology MegaMatcher multibiometric product line which covers fingerprint (VeriFinger), face (VeriLook), eye iris (VeriEye) and voice (VeriSpeak) modalities. It is also included in solutions for large and national-scale applications in Neurotechnology’s MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) and MegaMatcher Accelerator products.

The entire Neurotechnology biometric product line can be purchased from Neurotechnology and through distributors worldwide. For more information, go to www.neurotechnology.com.

 

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