Continental, IITs, IIITs in India collaborate on autonomous driving technology research



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Continental India has announced its partnership with several academic institutions in India. Continental will collaborate with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, IIT Madras, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi. Through the partnership, Continental and the academic institutions aim to build competencies on niche ADAS functionalities that would help toward autonomous driving technologies. Continental is one of the leading automotive tech companies working towards the development of autonomous driving technologies. Continental is particularly working on research in scenario perception. It would help in the safety towards pedestrians, bicycles, and animals with onroad protection from pothole and speed bumps. Through the partnership with the academic institutions, Continental India’s aim is to support three key strategic pillars – technological advancement, creating an industry-ready talent pool, and enabling open innovation in the ecosystem.

Praveen Kumar, Head of Engineering, Sensorics – ADAS

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Black & Veatch Names Christopher Murphy Chief Technology Officer

Black & Veatch Names Christopher Murphy Chief Technology Officer

Technology expert has proven global track record of driving innovation through collaboration as infrastructure goes digital

Reflecting the increasing convergence of diverse technology platforms and the design, engineering and construction of critical infrastructure systems, Christopher Murphy has joined Black & Veatch as Chief Technology Officer. Murphy, a former executive and expert at The Coca-Cola Company in harnessing disparate information technology (IT) environments to deliver optimal business value, will focus first on integrating hardware and software with Black & Veatch services to enhance client support.

As leader of Black & Veatch’s technology oversight team, Murphy will develop technology initiatives and align systems with Black & Veatch’s business strategy, integrating digital optimization and transformation efforts with the company’s broad portfolio of products and services.

Murphy has deep, results-driven experience in developing IT solution strategies, has aligned technologies across implementation teams and has furthered

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State Department Facing ‘Significant’ Information Security Issues, OIG Says

The State Department faces persistent challenges related to information security and management, according to a recently published inspector general report. 

The Inspector General for the State Department, in its annual management and performance audit released last week, concluded the agency has taken steps to improve information security. But outstanding weaknesses left the department vulnerable to cyberattacks and threats. Information security and management was one of seven major issues the IG examined in the report.  

“The department acknowledges that its information systems and networks are subject to serious threats that can exploit and compromise sensitive information, and it has taken some steps to address these concerns,” the report reads. “However, notwithstanding the expenditure of substantial resources by the department, OIG continues to identify significant issues that put department information at risk.”  

OIG first reported “pervasive concerns” related to Information Systems Security Officer, or ISSO, activities in 2017, according to the audit,

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PEAK6 Adds Andrew McGuire to Co-Lead Technology-Driven Insurance Operation

PEAK6 Adds Andrew McGuire to Co-Lead Technology-Driven Insurance Operation

PEAK6, an investing and technology company, announced today that Andrew McGuire has been named Managing Director to co-lead an insurance operations effort with Deb Franklin. McGuire is a recognized leader in the insurance industry and brings more than 25 years of experience to PEAK6.

As Managing Director, McGuire will leverage his expertise building personal, small business and commercial lines insurance organizations to establish a new operation within PEAK6. He will report to PEAK6 Partner George Ruhana and focus on building and implementing new processes to capture growth opportunities within the insurance industry that incorporate world-class technology.

“Andrew brings a uniquely broad range of industry experience with a proven track record of building insurance operations from the ground up. His efficient approach to integrating technology and business functions aligns with PEAK6’s vision for the insurance industry. We are excited to see him

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DVIDS – News – Dr. Raj Iyer, Chief Information Officer for Information Technology Reform


Dr. Raj G. Iyer was selected for the Senior Executive Service in November 2020 and assumed the position as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Information Technology Reform in the Office of the Secretary of the Army.

As CIO, Dr. Iyer serves as the principal advisor to and directs all matters representing the Secretary of the Army relating to Information Management/ Information Technology (IM/IT). He sets the strategic direction and oversees the execution of policies and programs for IM/IT including managing an integrated IT architecture, enterprise data management, cybersecurity, and cloud management. He oversees the

capital planning and execution of $18 billion portfolio for implementation of an enterprise IM/IT programs that deliver a responsive, effective, secure, collaborative and trusted environment of communication,

information and technological superiority for the Army and its joint and allied nation partners.

Dr. Iyer previously served as the Managing Director for Government and Public

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Industrial Control Systems Security Market Major Technology Performance and Market Share Analysis with 2026 by Reports And Data

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Nov 20, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The Industrial Control Systems Security market is expected to grow from USD 12.7 billion in 2018 to USD 19.3 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period. Increasing adaption of forth industrial revolution, which includes, cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing, integration of information technology and operational technology, increasing concerns regarding cyber threats, such as Dugu, Ransomware and Flame, growth of deployment of industrial control systems, increasing demand for cloud based SCADA/HMI/DCS solutions, adoption of smart grid technology, a 2-way digital communication used to supply electricity to the consumers, increasing demand for big data analytics security and collaborations between ICS security and cyber insurance vendors are some of the driving factors of the market.

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Institute for Commercialization of Florida Technology Delivers Over $2.6 Billion Economic Impact

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Institute for Commercialization of Florida Technology (the Institute) announced today the results of a new study conducted by The Washington Economics Group, Inc.® (WEG), a Coral Gables-based boutique economic consulting firm led by nationally recognized business economist Dr. J. Antonio (Tony) Villamil. The study measured economic impacts of the Institute during FY 2019-20 to update prior years’ studies and concluded that the organization’s impact increased by $743 million to $2.6 billion as funded companies continue to raise investment capital, increase sales, create jobs, and bring innovative products to market.

The Institute supports new companies in Florida that create clean jobs in knowledge-based industries driving the global economy. By providing seed and early-stage funding, the Institute enables businesses to develop and launch products in key sectors, including life sciences, information technology, homeland security and defense, logistics and distribution, and manufacturing.

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Prime Therapeutics welcomes three leaders to transform the PBM’s technology, data analytics solutions | News

EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) serving more than 30 million members nationally, recently welcomed three new leaders to transform its information technology and data management and analytics areas.

  • Urvi Randhar joined Prime as senior vice president, chief information and technology officer; she is accountable for the strategic direction and operational performance of Prime’s IT systems and infrastructure, including operations, architecture, security, application development and support.
  • Sam Mohanty joined Prime in the newly created role of vice president and chief data officer; he is tasked with defining Prime’s enterprise-wide information management and technology architecture strategy to build a world class data and analytics eco system, supported by effective governance, control and data optimization.
  • Sarah Taylor joined Prime, also in a newly created role, as vice president and chief analytics officer; she will establish a strategy for bringing industry leading
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Intelligent industry and information technology wow visitors



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Visitors watch a Ninja H2R motorcycle of Kawasaki at the Intelligent Industry and Information Technology exhibition area during the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, east China, Nov. 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Li Renzi)

SHANGHAI, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) — During the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) held in east China’s Shanghai, over 340 exhibitors are attracted to the Intelligent Industry and Information Technology exhibition area to showcase their products, among which over 60 enterprises are the world’s top 500 companies and industry leaders.



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Photo taken on Nov. 5, 2020 shows the AW139 helicopter at the booth of Leonardo from Italy at the Intelligent Industry and Information Technology exhibition area during the third China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Li Renzi)





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Prime Therapeutics welcomes three leaders to transform the PBM’s technology, data analytics solutions

EAGAN, Minn., Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) serving more than 30 million members nationally, recently welcomed three new leaders to transform its information technology and data management and analytics areas.

  • Urvi Randhar joined Prime as senior vice president, chief information and technology officer; she is accountable for the strategic direction and operational performance of Prime’s IT systems and infrastructure, including operations, architecture, security, application development and support.
  • Sam Mohanty joined Prime in the newly created role of vice president and chief data officer; he is tasked with defining Prime’s enterprise-wide information management and technology architecture strategy to build a world class data and analytics eco system, supported by effective governance, control and data optimization.
  • Sarah Taylor joined Prime, also in a newly created role, as vice president and chief analytics officer; she will establish a strategy for bringing industry leading
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