Reuters Events’ MOMENTUM Virtual forum, billed as ‘the most important technology event in a generation’ set to go live next week

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Dec 02, 2020 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) —
NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2020

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Reuters Events is planning the most important technology event in a generation to plot a course towards a more sustainable, equitable and trustworthy world.

The MOMENTUM Virtual forum, on December 9 and 10, will bring together a stellar lineup of board-level executives and aims to attract more than 15,000 attendees in a bid to overcome today’s global challenges and build a better future through technology.

Confirmed speakers include Microsoft’s CISO Bret Arsenault, Bank of America’s Chief Operations & Technology Officer Catherine P Bessant, Google’s CTO office founder and leader Will Grannis, Facebook’s CIO Atish Banerjea and Comcast’s CISO Noopur Davis, among many others.

“MOMENTUM will unite the global technology community to reimagine and advance the role of tech

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Bizzabo raises $138 million as events industry goes hybrid

Bizzabo, a platform that helps businesses run hybrid online-offline events, has raised $138 million in a series E round of funding led by New York-based Insight Partners.

The raise comes as the COVID-19 crisis leaves what is likely to be an indelible mark on the trillion-dollar events and conference industry, with many businesses preparing to retain digital elements they were forced to embrace in 2020. Web Summit, one of Europe’s largest technology conferences, recently confirmed that it has already booked the venue for its brick-and-mortar return next year, with the goal of hosting 70,000 in-person attendees — plus up to 80,000 online using a platform it developed itself. News outlet Reuters also confirmed that it would be adopting a hybrid events model next year, combining local networking meetups with online incarnations after it saw some success with this approach during the pandemic.

Offline-online

Founded out of Israel in 2011, New

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Woburn Public Library events, Dec. 2-8

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Registration is required for library events unless otherwise specified. To sign up, visit https://woburnpubliclibrary.org. The library is open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The library is closed for cleaning 1-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The robots are here

Want to play with a robot? Come play with one of the library’s new Sphero balls. Drive it, program it, turn it into a disco ball, smash it into a wall — it’s designed to do what you want it to do. An easy beginner entry into the world of robotics, the library’s robotic Sphero balls offer an experiential learning opportunity.

Get your music on

Want to learn to rock those first three guitar chords? Or the harmonica solo from that Dylan song? Or the ukelele from “Over the Rainbow” for your friend’s wedding next

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Market America | SHOP.COM Shares Details On How It Pioneered Technology To Redefine Virtual, Global Events

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Market America| SHOP.COM, a global product brokerage and internet marketing company that specializes in one-to-one marketing, may have recently held the world’s first truly virtual and interactive global event, in large part, due to the unforeseen global pandemic. Traditionally, Market America | SHOP.COM holds its annual International Convention in Greensboro, N.C., where the company’s global headquarters is based. It is during this event that thousands upon thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world make Greensboro their destination of choice for several days each summer. They fill the seats in the Greensboro Coliseum to hear about the latest science-based products that are being launched, take part in various key training sessions and spend time with their Market America family — colleagues and friends they have made over the years as individual business owners, known as UnFranchise® Owners.

This year, however, COVID-19 changed

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Pubs, theatres, sport events dealt a blow as UK government puts pin in vaccine passport idea

Pubs, theatres and sport events were dealt a blow on Tuesday morning as senior minister Michael Gove denied that the government would plan a system of vaccine passports when a coronavirus vaccine is rolled out nationally.



Michael Gove wearing a suit and tie: Britain's Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Britain November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville


Britain’s Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove arrives to attend a cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in London, Britain November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The idea would see those without a COVID-19 vaccination prevented from going to the pub or attending events — a scheme that could see the economy reopening faster.

Gove told Sky News this morning: “I certainly am not planning to introduce any vaccine passports and I don’t know anyone else in government (who is).”

Nadhim Zadhawi, the minister in charge of vaccines, said on Monday he expects that people who refuse the vaccine may be barred entry to some bars, restaurants, cinemas and sports

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GridGain Virtual Events Offer Expert Advice and Best Practices for Deploying In-Memory Computing Solutions

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FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) —
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GridGain(R) Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache(R) Ignite(R), today announced it is hosting or participating in multiple online conferences, webinars and virtual meetups taking place in December and January 2020. GridGain will use these events to share unique insights into the latest in-memory computing technology developments, trends and strategies. GridGain has also posted on-demand videos of multiple November 2020 events on the company’s website.

“We have seen soaring interest in our events over the last few months as more companies of every size look to push their digital transformations forward,” said Terry Erisman, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at GridGain Systems. “Our team of experts is always

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GridGain Virtual Events Offer Expert Advice and Best Practices for Deploying In-Memory Computing Solutions | 2020-11-30 | Press Releases

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GridGain ® Systems , provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache ® Ignite ® , today announced it is hosting or participating in multiple online conferences, webinars and virtual meetups taking place in December and January 2020. GridGain will use these events to share unique insights into the latest in-memory computing technology developments, trends and strategies. GridGain has also posted on-demand videos of multiple November 2020 events on the company’s website.

“We have seen soaring interest in our events over the last few months as more companies of every size look to push their digital transformations forward,” said Terry Erisman, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at GridGain Systems. “Our team of experts is always excited to share their wealth of information about how in-memory computing can support highly performant, massively scalable applications and enable vital new infrastructure strategies,

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Triangle’s December events calendar is packed: 81 events, deadlines & more

WRAL TechWire keeps tabs on the latest and greatest meetups, panels, workshops, conferences, application deadlines and all things happening in the North Carolina startup/tech world. “The Headliners” is a multi-part weekly roundup of upcoming events to add to your calendar.

Following is a list of December events in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area. To find out what’s happening this month in cities outside of the Triangle, check out part two of the “Headliners” column. Another post highlights January events. Meetups that occur regularly are listed here.

If you’d like your event to be included, feel free to send me an email.

Also, check out a full range of events on TechWire’s interactive calendar, along with our comprehensive resource guide for startups in the Triangle.

Note: The following list is our lineup of Triangle events through the end of December—most have been switched to a virtual format

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December Sky Events To Look Forward To

KEY POINTS

  • December is packed with exciting sky events
  • The 14th will feature a meteor shower and a total solar eclipse
  • A very special conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn will also happen this month

Skywatchers are in for a treat this December. From a total solar eclipse to the rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, December is sure to give them a reason to look up.

Geminid Meteor Shower

From the evening of Dec. 13 to the morning of Dec. 14, what NASA described as “one of the best meteor showers of the year” will peak. As the agency explained, 2020 is a good year to observe the Geminids, which could showcase 140 to 150 visible meteors per hour.

With clear skies and ideal conditions, skywatchers should be able to observe the Geminids throughout the night since its peak is quite broad, NASA said. What’s more, there will be no

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Memories of past events retain remarkable fidelity even as we age — ScienceDaily

Scientists studying the complex relationship between aging and memory have found that in a controlled experiment, people can remember the details about past events with a surprising 94% accuracy, even accounting for age. These results, published in the journal Psychological Science, suggest that the stories we tell about past events are accurate, although details tend to fade with time.

“These results are surprising to many, given the general pessimism about memory accuracy among scientists and the prevalent idea that memory for one-time events is not to be trusted,” said Nicholas Diamond, the study’s lead researcher, a former graduate student at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute (RRI), and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.

About 400 academics, including memory scientists, surveyed as part of this study estimated memory accuracy to be around 40% at best, expecting this score to be even lower for older participants or when greater

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