Cloud Concepts Hires Kyle Jones as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Kyle Jones - Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Kyle Jones – Vice President of Sales & Marketing

The National Society of Leadership and Success inductee and graduating senior from Cal State San Marcos to join and lead the sales & marketing departments

Kyle is an inspiration and will lead by example!!”

— Shawn Jones

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, USA, May 31, 2021 / — Cloud Concepts Corp., a boutique master agency for Cloud Services, announced the hiring of Kyle Jones as its new Vice President of Sales & Marketing. As the newest member of the Cloud Concepts team, Jones will be responsible for creating fresh new “modern era” programs to continue the company’s focus on the best possible customer experience not only for their end users but for their agent community as well. He will also be working with key strategic supply partners to develop those program strategies into distinctive advantages for the agents, thus helping them close more business.

“We have kept our heads down and our foot on the gas! Growth and expansion are always exciting, and we are thrilled to welcome Kyle to our team! He will bring a fresh and smart kick to our business to elevate us even further!” said Brandi Jones, Cloud Concepts Vice President.

Kyle Jones has proven his capabilities in a multitude of ways, one of the most notable is he “Aced” his months long senior experience project. He and his teammates demonstrated their skills to a local San Diego business and developed an entirely new “go to market” strategy to revitalize their business. The company was so happy with their work, they are currently implementing their team’s designed marketing plan. But even more impressive, Jones has an impeccable track record, he will be graduating with a 4.0 GPA and he has been inducted to the nations largest honor society The National Society of Leadership and Marketing.

If you’d like to learn more about Kyle Jones and his contributions to our company, agents, and customers, please reach out to the Cloud Concepts new partner hotline 833-256-8399 (833-Cloud-99) or visit us online at .

About Cloud Concepts
Cloud Concepts, Corp. is a boutique master agency specializing in cloud-related products: software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), disaster recover as a service (DRaaS), backup and storage, and unified communications as a service (UCaaS) and more. Agents and VAR partners choose Cloud Concepts for the “white glove customer experience” and specialized product portfolio. Cloud Concepts is fracturing the traditional “channel sales model” with their unique and new approach. This, coupled with the philosophy of doing good business (providing customers with the best business solutions at a fair price, providing Agents/VAR’s with the most comprehensive sales and operations support and providing all parties the best experience possible) makes Cloud Concepts the best choice. To learn more, please visit us at

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Energy Industry Experts To Face Press on Cyber Security at USEA Briefing on June 4

No longer is cyber insecurity just a worry for utilities. Now all energy supplies are vulnerable.”

— Llewellyn King

WASHINGTON, DC, RHODE ISLAND, USA, May 31, 2021 / — On the heels of four major cyberattacks over the past six months — the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange supply chain attacks, the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, and the recent USAID email hacks — cyber security has taken on a new urgency for energy companies.

The Colonial Pipeline cyberattack broadened the parameters of concern about perpetrators, from bad state actors to wanton criminals, seeking to devastate U.S. energy systems. No longer is cyber insecurity just a worry for utilities. Now all energy supplies are vulnerable.

To examine the state of cyber defenses, especially those for utilities, and to report on vulnerability, USEA and veteran journalist Llewellyn King have assembled four experts who will be questioned by three knowledgeable reporters in a virtual press briefing, which is set for Friday, June 4 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. 

USEA Acting Executive Director Sheila Hollis will give opening remarks, and Llewellyn King will moderate. Journalists, USEA members, and members of the general audience can submit questions through the Zoom chat feature. A recording will be available on the USEA website (https:/ following the event.

Guest Speakers:
Matt Barrett, COO, CyberESI
Galen Rasche, Senior Program Manager, Power Delivery and Utilization Sector, EPRI
Commissioner Paul Kjellander, President, Idaho PUC; President, NARUCSuzanne Lemieux, Manager of Operations, Security, and Emergency Response, API
Suzanne Lemieux, Manager of Operations, Security, and Emergency Response, API

Ken Silverstein, Forbes
Andrew Moore, S&P Global
Peter Behr, E&E News

Register here for the USEA Virtual Press Briefing:

For more information, contact Dominic Levings, USEA Senior Communications Coordinator, at (202) 312-1231

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GoodFirms Reveals the List of Best ERP Consulting Companies for Businesses – 2021

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Based on several research parameters, GoodFirms features the ERP, SAP ERP, and CRM Consulting Companies.

Recognized ERP, SAP ERP, and CRM consulting services provide optimal solutions for various businesses.”

— GoodFirms Research

WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2021 / — In this digital era, it is significant for every business to embrace adaptable solutions. It is beneficial to overcome the challenges and upgrade the operational functions utilizing the latest tools to enhance productivity. Here, the ERP consulting services help varied organizations follow a compelling strategy to build an approachable IT infrastructure with optimal solutions that best suit them.

Nowadays, businesses have understood that ERP consultant service gives excellent insights into how the business is performing and processing the data analysis. However, today many organizations seek for the right partners to help them gain overall business benefits. For the same reason, GoodFirms has unveiled the list of Top ERP Consulting Companies known for unique solutions to solve modern business problems.

List of Best ERP Consulting Service Providers at GoodFirms:

The NineHertz
Cirkle Studio Pvt. Ltd.
Depasser Infotech
Nettigo Technology
Evon Technologies
4i DPS

The ERP consulting services bring in numerous benefits for businesses, such as streamlining the overall processes, enhancing workflow, providing better information management through business automation, centralized data saves money, and much more. At GoodFirms, the organizations can also collaborate with Top SAP ERP Consultant Companies. The SAP ERP consulting services are renowned for helping organizations in varied ways, such as improving efficiency, offering different applications to integrate with business-specific needs, reducing costs, etc.

List of Best SAP ERP Implementation Consultant at GoodFirms:

Quantum IT Innovation
Marlabs Inc,
Coactive Solutions
Uneecops Technologies Limited
ITC Infotech
Ucodice Technologies Pvt, Ltd.
Navigator Business Solutions
ARK Solutions
Avaniko Technologies

Internationally, GoodFirms is a leading B2B research, reviews, and ratings platform. It helps the service seekers to associate with the best partners that fits in their budget. The analyst team of GoodFirms analyzes each agency through a number of methodologies.

It includes three main criteria that are Quality, Reliability, and Ability. Further, these components are subdivided into categories such as verifying past and present portfolio, years of experience in their domain area, online market penetration, and client reviews.

Thus, focusing on these overall research processes GoodFirms provides a set of scores to all the firms. Hence, considering these points every service provider is listed in the catalog of top development companies, best software and other organizations from varied sectors of industries. Recently GoodFirms has also curated a latest list of Best CRM Consulting Services Companies based on several qualitative and quantitative parameters.

List of Top Firms for Customer Relationship Management Consulting at GoodFirms:

JSB Market Research Pvt. Ltd.
Digital Order Technology Pvt. Ltd.
Fexle Inc
ApexTech, Inc.
Ingress IT Solutions
Cyntexa Labs

Additionally, GoodFirms supports the various industry service providers by asking them to take part in the research process and present the projects done by them successfully. Therefore, obtain a chance to get listed in the catalog of top companies. Securing a place at GoodFirms will help you spread your business globally, attract customers and new prospects as well as enhance productivity.

About GoodFirms:

GoodFirms is a Washington, D.C. based research firm that aligns its efforts in identifying the most prominent and efficient ERP Consulting Services that delivers results to their clients. GoodFirms research is a confluence of new age consumer reference processes and conventional industry-wide review & rankings that help service seekers leap further and multiply their industry-wide value and credibility.

Get Listed with GoodFirms.

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Refreshing newsflash: The bevveg free app, dubbed “the ultimate vegan alcohol guide” can help you search and determine what is vegan safe before summer!

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2021 / — Is your beverage a BevVeg? Summer is around the corner and we can all use a sip of a cold drink! But did you know beer, wine, and many alcoholic beverages are processed with animal parts (gelatin, casein, glycerin, isinglass amongst others) and that not all beers are vegan friendly?

Refreshing newsflash: The bevveg free consumer app, dubbed “the ultimate vegan alcohol guide” can help you search and determine what is vegan safe before summer! You can download the free app at google play and ios app store.

The BevVeg app easily lets you know you if your beverage is a BevVeg. All you have to do is download it! The searchable database let’s you make recommendations, submit edits to vegan status for BeVeg review, and it even lets you email companies for more information directly from the app. BeVeg International welcomes users to interact with the database by submitting reviews and product pictures to make the vegan alcohol experience more enjoyable. After all, who doesn’t want to enjoy their beverage?!

Check out the new vegan app, and give it 5 stars. If there’s any user experience issue, please submit the feedback to so the app kink can be addressed. BeVeg is in the business of consumer transparency through the ISO accredited vegan certification program. This app compliments the certified vegan program by allowing the consumer to drive the demand for such vegan label transparency.

Download the app on google play and at the ios app store. Sip Sip hooray!

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Non Profit Launches Business Pandemic Preparedness System

Press Conference June 1st, 2021, 11:00 am EST; the world needs pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and universal safe business practices.

We have to change the narrative. We need to take the politics out of our governance. We need to come together as a community if we are to be successful.”

— Steve Anderson

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 31, 2021 / — Over the past year, SmALL businesses have felt helpless, hopeless, unsupported, and confused. Witnessing the pain and challenges felt and faced by honest, hardworking people in our communities, it became very clear we MUST take action. This sparked the inception of the organization called Social Distance Management (SDM).

Edward Henry Company (EHCO) has made the decision to give away all licensing rights and intellectual property of SDM, which includes Social Distance Advisory (SDA), Social Distance Compliance (SDC) systems, and research to SmALL Business is Essential (SBE).

SDM believes that all businesses need universal compliance measures to operate safely during a pandemic and other unprecedented times. By having access to these practical systems, SBE will have the resources it needs to develop the support for all businesses. ALL businesses are essential, and business continuity is the focus. Any opportunities managed from these systems will help all businesses secure and implement adequate steps to stay open, thrive, and have their voices heard.

The Journey of Social Distance Management

In March of 2020, EHCO started SDM with a mission to stand by businesses. Two months later, on May 11, 2020, with extensive research, collaboration and data collection, they released their first version of universal compliance standards.

Under SDM, sub-resources, including SDA and SDC systems, were established to display universal compliance guidelines and assess the threat levels in specific areas to protect the population. The idea to start SDM came from the utmost care about people and businesses, not from a political approach. Universal health measures and the life of our economy are not two isolated conversations. It is ONE conversation.

To contribute to the information gathered, in July of 2020, a Research Internship was formed to discover and outline details on various businesses in Canada and the United States. The outcome of the research included details which contributed to SDC, such as further development of safety protocols, requirements for operation, compliance measures, capacity limits, and PPE requirements. SDM used the data collection to create additional tools, such as self-assessment audits that provide a checklist for what businesses need to stay compliant and operate safely.

Taking its cue from other systems such as ISO, Homeland Security, The World Health Organization, and research from John Hopkins University, SDM developed its Advisory system. This system was developed with the intent to assist businesses and communities in preparing for crises and mitigating restrictions. “There needs to be accountability to the decisions that are being made that affect our small businesses,” said President of EHCO, Edward Henry.

The Advisory system narrows in on the WHO’s Pandemic Phases and the Homeland Security system and uses five levels of risk and threat: low, moderate, substantial, severe, and critical. The colors associated include green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. Each phase clearly defines which business practices, products, and services are considered essential and non-essential and the types of businesses permitted to open during each phase. The Advisory system is currently in the process of implementing data from John Hopkins University, along with data collected by other reputable models.

Despite the aforementioned systems, resources, and extensive research to support our findings, ambiguous guidelines still remain. Therefore, businesses are left without genuine reasons as to why they cannot safely reopen and recover.

A Multi-faceted Problem Requires Innovative Solutions

Stand By SmALL Businesses and Our Communities

SmALL Business is Essential

After spending some time in the development phase, SDM ventured out and sought support from government officials and local politicians. After COUNTLESS meetings and constantly being redirected elsewhere, it was time to take drastic action. Edward Henry states, “Limited power is not an excuse for not doing the right thing.” This year has been about a lot of the wrong things, and in the beginning, SDM was seen as a profit-making opportunity, and taking advantage of a terrible situation. The lack of change cannot continue. Coming together as a collective unit is essential.

For sustainable change to happen, SDM’s resources need to be placed in the right hands. They need to be placed with an organization that isn’t narrow minded, but bilateral with its thinking so sectors, such as health and business can come together. SBE is a not-for-profit association that operates based on three core pillars: pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and safe business practices. SBE aims to collectively arm small businesses with the support, protection, and resources needed to operate safely while envisioning economic recovery and stability through business unity.

This pandemic is not just a small business problem; it’s a world problem. The government’s attempt to segregate businesses into non-essential and essential classifications created ambiguity. This ambiguity initiated the thought that, not some, but ALL businesses are essential. As EHCO releases all of its SDM systems, traffic, assessment, and auditing models to SBE, a new leadership position begins. SBE’s goals encompass the severity of the issue at hand, which is why there is no better person for the job than Steve Anderson. As a Social Entrepreneur, Olympic Gold Medal Coach, and Community Champion, Anderson takes over as President of the not-for-profit association SBE. Edward Henry states, “My choice to recruit Steve Anderson was because of his character, coaching background, competitive nature to overcome challenges, and his experience with a multi-faceted range of individuals.” Speaking to Anderson’s character, he doesn’t make excuses. Steve is a good man, and SBE needs his character to bring everyone together.

Along with Anderson’s motivating character, he is the first African American to coach an Olympic team in indoor or beach volleyball and the first to win an Olympic Gold Medal in either practice. Anderson is highly committed to being the driving force behind SBE to support ALL businesses. He, along with the efforts of SBE, will pave the way towards a better normal.

Our current actions reflect our future results. If we don’t continue putting in effort and showing our care for our businesses, we will continue losing pieces of our community and, in turn, our economy. Small businesses have experienced unfair measures and restrictions, putting them at risk for permanent closure. Continuous lockdowns are not a solution. “This current pandemic has cost over $20 trillion because we were not prepared,” said Edward Henry. The definition of insanity is to perform the same actions and expect different results. “We will do this over again if we don’t start changing the way we do things,” he added. The focus needs to be on Social Distance Compliance and universal protocols to preserve business continuity. If we want an improved normal, we need to stand by SmALL businesses and our communities. There is no better time than now to help businesses transition from lockdowns and longer than expected restrictions.

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Harness the Power of Big Data to Create Measurable Value for Citizens at the Data Analytics for the Public Sector Summit

Attendees at the Data Analytics for the Public Sector Summit 2019

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 31, 2021 / — The 2nd Annual Data Analytics for the Public Sector Summit (June 17–18, 2021) is the largest Big Data for the public sector event in Canada. It attracts leaders from all levels of government, service and industry to share key learnings and innovative strategies. Attendees will examine successful data programs and leave with an action plan to boost organizational performance, build citizen trust and improve service delivery.

The public sector continues to face stringent budget cuts while its list of requirements and responsibilities only grows. Research shows that data and analytics can help governments gain $1 trillion globally (Harvard, 2017). Whether it’s from identifying tax fraud, optimizing operational processes or relocating resources to where they are most needed, Big Data has the power to transform the public sector. This cross-industry gathering is where Canada’s top data experts come together to discuss emerging trends and best practices to build more citizen-centric organizations.

One of this year's keynote speakers is Statistics Canada's Assistant Chief Statistician & Chief Data Officer, Andre Loranger. Loranger will underline the importance of fostering transparency and accountability through open data. Ensuring that operational and financial datasets are publicly available for review, interpretation, analysis, research and criticism helps to build public trust in government. In this session, attendees will discover how to define open data requirements and develop an implementation plan, mitigate potential privacy or security concerns and identify the ideal infrastructure for creating an open data portal.

Another highlight of this two-day conference is keynote speaker Matthew Mendelsohn, Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, Privy Council Office at the Government of Canada. Mendelsohn will explore how to unlock the value of data to provide better services and support evidence-informed decisions. This can range from leveraging data and analytics to create internal efficiencies and drive innovation or measuring the outcomes of programs in order to fund initiatives with the most impact. This is all a part of working towards a more transparent, collaborative, citizen-centred and digitally-enabled public service.

Public sector officials will also delve into fresh case studies and exclusive panel discussions on topics ranging from how to utilize data to create measurable value for citizens and ensure the best use of taxpayer dollars to how smart city initiatives are incentivizing urban innovation and collaboration to solve complex problems. Attendees will hear expert insights into creating a data-driven culture that prioritizes analytics, gaining organizational support for new digital initiatives and developing data literacy skills within the workforce. Learn and network with Amanda Carr, CIO at the Ontario Cannabis Store and James Capotosto, Chief Economist for the Government of Saskatchewan as well as recognized data specialists from leading public sector institutions, such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the State of North Dakota, the Toronto Police Service, the Government of Alberta and more!

“Big Data in government can have an enormous impact from a local, national and global standpoint,” said Tony Naldinho, Vice President of Marketing & Sales at Strategy Institute. “It can optimize resources, streamline processes and generate significant cost savings to help overcome shrinking budgets — at a time when it’s needed most.”

The 2nd Annual Data Analytics for the Public Sector Summit features 15+ top industry speakers, three specialized keynotes, seven real-world case studies, two in-depth panel discussions and an expected audience of 450+ data-driven executives. Armed with the power of Big Data, attendees will discover how to do more with less — and how digital transformation can help them get there.

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Strategy Institute
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3T Pro Now Providing Equipment Procurement Services to Small Businesses in Dallas and Fort Worth

One of Texas’ best in computer support and IT management has expanded its services.

RICHARDSON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2021 / — Representatives with 3T Pro announced today that it is now providing equipment procurement services to small businesses in Dallas and Fort Worth.

“We are very excited about this” said 3T Pro Vice President of Sales Tommy Gay.

3T Pro, a Dallas IT support and consulting firm serving the wider Dallas area since 1992, provides 24/7 Computer Support and IT Services to a wide variety of small and medium-sized businesses across Dallas, Ft. Worth, and beyond. The company offers hourly and managed IT Services, Cloud, Project Management, Business Continuity, and more.

Tommy explained that as it relates to providing equipment procurement services, 3T Pro is an authorized dealer for Lenovo and Hewlett Packard (HP) desktop, laptop, and server hardware and solutions.

“Whether you run a small business or the IT department of a massive enterprise, you can have confidence in these desktop PCs’ reliability, ease of use, and productivity,” Tommy noted before adding, “Choose from multiple form factors, then let these tools of business do the rest.”

Tommy went on to reveal that its flagship laptop series (Lenovo Laptops) builds upon superior design with the performance and durability that professional users demand.

“Celebrated for their award-winning, precision keyboards, and strong performance, these laptops stand out from the crowd,” Tommy said.

The company spokesman added that its HP servers deliver performance and reliability for customers’ valuable data.

“The HPE ProLiant ML-Class Server provides server-level performance in a quiet, compact size that is easy to deploy in your small business,” Tommy said.

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About 3T Pro

3T Pro provides 24/7 Computer Support and IT Services to a wide variety of small and medium-sized businesses across Dallas, Ft. Worth, and beyond. We offer hourly and managed IT Services, Cloud, Project Management, Business Continuity, and much more.

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WorldPosta Launches MyCloud: A Cloud Hosting Solution to Simplify IT Development & Management

MyCloud portal for multiple cloud solutions

MyCloud Portal for Building Your VMs on the Cloud.

WorldPosta offers a new cloud solution called MyCloud. MyCloud is a Cloud Hosting service designed to fit into your overall corporate and IT strategy.

Cloud is about how you do computing, not where you do computing.”

— Paul Maritz

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA , May 31, 2021 / — WorldPosta announces the launch of its new Cloud Computing product that adopts the Platform as a Service (PaaS) model, MyCloud, to aid businesses of different sizes to explore a broader array of business opportunities. MyCloud has designed a distinctive cloud infrastructure portal that enables businesses to allocate virtual cloud computing resources, configure virtual network settings, and create unlimite virtual machines (VMs) and Virtual Private Servers (VPSs).

It is that simple: What if you can get all the IT resources you need from a single basket with just a few clicks. Definitely, like all cloud solutions, MyCloud helps businesses minimize the IT personnel roles and steer their efforts more toward data regulation, distribution, and storage.

Business Drivers to Move to Cloud Hosting

With the advent of Cloud Computing, businesses became able to save time and money by gaining IT resources in a self-service manner. Hence, it supports your business agility and helps it move more quickly and adapt to the dramatic changes in the market without complex procurement processes.

Additionally, the main challenge that businesses always face is to find free cloud hosting scale up the functionality of the IT while requested to control the capital expenditure. By moving from a traditional data center into cloud computing, you have the choice to purchase the IT resources on-demand, which significantly reduces expenses and enables businesses to utilize the compute resources to the max.

WorldPosta MyCloud: A Big Win

• You will be able to access your data 99.999%, if not 100%, of the time to gain flawless implementation and optimal performance.
• WorldPosta periodically installs the latest updates and implement the newest technologies.
• You can scale your resources up or down whenever you need.
• Easily deploy app images with just a few clicks.
• WorldPosta makes use of the best server virtualization software, hypervisor, that provides greater IT mobility to utilize the physical resources to the max.
• WorldPosta has an internal team of certified engineers with high professional expertise to run, maintain, and configure its infrastructure to meet the needs of your IT projects.
• WorldPosta data centers are widely geographically distributed to guarantee the highest reliable and secure availability.
• WorldPosta’s enterprise-grade servers are backed up with Solid State Drivers (SSDs) cloud/Flash Storage to secure the fastest and optimal performance for your servers.
• MyCloud portal is as simple as a friendly app unlike other complex management consoles offered by AWS or Microsoft Azure.

MyCloud Features Are Designed to Comply with Both Businesses and Developers Needs

As businesses and developers always seek dynamically scalable and viable Cloud Computing services, MyCloud offers custom storage and compute resources that developers and IT organizations use to deliver business solutions.

Cloud Compute

With the allocated resources, you can create multiple Virtual Machines (memory, CPU, storage, and network) with virtual firewalls and multi-data-copy capabilities to create an efficient, reliable, and secure computing environment. MyCloud merely supports self-service creation, modification, and operation.

Your resources will be deployed on multiple availability zones connected with each other through an internal network. In case any Availability Zone (AZ) is impaired, other AZs in the same region will be available.

Meanwhile, WorldPosta offers different Operating System options, including Windows and Linux with all versions, and more.

About WorldPosta

WorldPosta is an industry-leading, innovative platform that provides Cloud Computing services from email hosting, business collaboration, to cloud computing infrastructure, including SAP applications deployment. It provides businesses with a dynamic economic environment that features collaboration tools and massive storage capacity.

WorldPosta helps accelerate the value of the cloud with a streamlined approach that boasts of elasticity and scalability. With its technical support that is available 24/7, WorldPosta guarantees 99.9% uptime.

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EBRAINS robot simulation one step closer to in-hand object manipulation

Supercomputer at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) ©CSCS

The physical Shadowhand is one of the world’s most advanced robotic hands. Shadowhand is a Partnering Project of the Human Brain Project © Shadow Robot Company

Rainer Goebel

Mario Senden

A simulation of a robotic hand implemented on the EBRAINS research infrastructure is beginning to perform human-like digit configurations

BRUSSELS, BELGIEN, May 31, 2021 / — A team of scientists in the Human Brain Project is using the EBRAINS research infrastructure to learn more about how the brain coordinates complex hand movements.

It is easy to take the dexterity of the human hand for granted. Every day we benefit greatly from our ability to manipulate objects with a high degree of control – whether we’re typing on a computer, playing a musical instrument, or even just turning a key to unlock a door.

While these tasks may seem simple, in-hand object manipulation is actually very complex and engages a large-scale brain network encompassing sensory, association, and motor regions.

Now, a team of scientists in the Human Brain Project is implementing this brain network as a biologically constrained recurrent convolutional neural network (RCNN) on EBRAINS. This type of network is often used to model sequence data. The network’s ability to learn sequences of states – for example, how a sequence of limb positions evolves when a certain force is applied to a joint – is especially relevant to robotics.

The design of the RCNN was informed by the EBRAINS Multilevel Human Brain Atlas, which allowed the researchers to identify the connection profile of brain regions involved in complex hand movements. The RCNN was then trained in-silico on supercomputers at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, which is part of the EBRAINS high-performance computing infrastructure.

The RCNN was tasked with generating a simple digit configuration – to join fingers with the thumb – which it successfully performed after 2,000 iterations of self-generated experience.

“The RCNN requires hours of simulated experience to train", says Mario Senden, one of the lead scientists. "The EBRAINS high-performance computing infrastructure allows us to speed up the process immensely and train the network in just a few minutes."

The team of scientists is now trying to train the network to perform in-hand object manipulation. “Our aim is to better understand the brain through biologically-inspired functional models and to provide brain-based alternatives to modern engineering solutions”, says Rainer Goebel, one of the head researchers.

Work is also being done to implement the Shadowhand robot – which performed the digit configurations in a simulator – on the EBRAINS Neurorobotics Platform.

“The unique combination of interoperable services on EBRAINS will allow us to break new ground in cognitive computational neuroscience", says Paweł Świeboda, CEO of EBRAINS and Director General of the HBP.

Katrin Amunts, the Scientific Director of the HBP emphasizes: "The workflow shown here incorporates a range of complementary EBRAINS services, including the multilevel human brain atlas, high-performance computing infrastructure, and, eventually, the Neurorobotics Platform. EBRAINS is the only research infrastructure in Europe that offers this powerful combination of services.”

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The Human Brain Project (HBP) is the largest brain science project in Europe and stands among the biggest research projects ever funded by the European Union. At the interface of neuroscience and information technology, the HBP investigates the brain and its diseases with the help of highly advanced methods from computing, neuroinformatics and artificial intelligence, and drives innovation in fields like brain-inspired computing and neurorobotics.


EBRAINS is a new digital research infrastructure, created by the EU-funded Human Brain Project, to foster brain-related research and to help translate the latest scientific discoveries into innovation in medicine and industry, for the benefit of patients and society.
It draws on cutting-edge neuroscience and offers an extensive range of brain data sets, a multilevel brain atlas, modelling and simulation tools, easy access to high-performance computing resources and to robotics and neuromorphic platforms.
All academic researchers have open access to EBRAINS’ state-of-the art services. Industry researchers are also very welcome to use the platform under specific agreements. For more information about EBRAINS, please contact us at or visit


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Professor for Cognitive Neuroscience
Maastricht University

Leader of Human Brain Project Workpackage 3 – Adaptive networks for cognitive architectures: from advanced learning to neurorobotics and neuromorphic applications

Mario Senden
Assistant Professor
Maastricht University
Department of Cognitive Neuroscience

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Human Dexterity: A Proof of Concept

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Temenos Names Aspire Systems Regional Partner of the Year

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Aspire Systems is recognized as a Partner Changemaker at TCF Online 2021

GLOBAL, May 31, 2021 / — Aspire Systems, a Temenos trusted global services partner, won Regional Partner of the Year at the Temenos Community Forum (TCF) Online 2021 on May 26. Having delivered over 50 implementations with a growing talent pool of 300+ Temenos consultants, Aspire is continuously investing in the Temenos ecosystem to transform customer experiences, bring operational efficiencies and accelerate banks to be future-ready. The company is well on its way to becoming a leading Temenos partner with the vision of ‘Getting the most out of Temenos through Aspire.’

Being recognized as the Regional Partner for the second time (formerly in 2018), Aspire’s relationship with Temenos has come a long way following its five-year association that began in 2016. Aspire's passion and pursuit of aligning their strategy and efforts with Temenos has helped them progress from being a trusted digital partner to a coveted Global System Integrator.

The prestigious Regional Partner of the Year award is in recognition of the relentless support and strong track record of delivering implementations on time while excelling in customer satisfaction. The ‘Design Your Own Bank’ solution powered by Temenos Infinity was also another major contributing factor for the win.

“Earning this laurel from Temenos for the second time in the five years of our partnership is indeed a huge milestone. Our human-centric approach to transformation has allowed us to remain unique and become a strong player in the Temenos community,” said Suresh Ranganathan, Vice President & Global Head of Banking Practice, Aspire Systems.

“In the past year, with everything turning virtual powered by digitization, our partnership has remained as open and collaborative as it was in the last five years. Our passion and resolve for making banking better together has helped us come a long way in revolutionizing and transforming technology adoption in leading banks and financial institutions across the globe,” said Prem Sundaravadanam, Vice President, Europe and LATAM, Aspire Systems.

“In the span of five years, Aspire and Temenos have delivered over 50 implementations together, and Aspire’s operation has evolved to a great strength of over 300 Temenos certified consultants.”, shared Alexa Guenoun, Chief Operating Officer, Temenos. “Over the past year, the team has worked relentlessly to support Temenos customers and deliver projects on time and on budget, excelling in customer satisfaction. Aspire Systems also launched a ‘Design your own Bank’ solution powered by Temenos Infinity.”, added Alexa Guenoun.

Suresh Ranganathan remarked, "The Regional Partner of the Year award is another step on our path of becoming the #1 Temenos Partner in the world.”

About Aspire Systems
Aspire Systems is a trusted global services partner of Temenos. Aspire leverages Temenos’ entire product suite to meet the end-to-end needs of banks and empowers them by transforming customer experiences, bringing operational efficiencies, and helping them embrace their future. Aspire has 360-degree experience in transformational solutions for digital and core banking, for Retail, Corporate & Wealth verticals. This strategic confluence of the Temenos Stack and Aspire’s expertise helps accelerate connected business transformation. Aspire has a large pool of local and offshore Temenos certified consultants across the Temenos product line which ensures predictable, consistent and quality solutions for your digital transformation implementation.

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About Temenos
Temenos AG (SIX: TEMN) is the world’s leader in banking software. Over 3,000 banks across the globe, including 41 of the top 50 banks, rely on Temenos to process both the daily transactions and client interactions of more than 1.2 billion banking customers. Temenos offers cloud-native, cloud-agnostic and AI-driven front office, core banking, payments and fund administration software, enabling banks to deliver frictionless, omnichannel customer experiences and gain operational excellence.

Temenos software is proven to enable its top-performing clients to achieve cost-income ratios of 26.8%, half the industry average and returns on equity of 29%, three times the industry average. These clients also invest 51% of their IT budget on growth and innovation versus maintenance, which is double the industry average, proving the banks’ IT investment is adding tangible value to their business.

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About Temenos Community Forum (TCF)
The Temenos Community Forum is the flagship event in banking, bringing together 10,000 business leaders and technologists from around the world. This year, the two-day interactive, online-only event featured keynotes from PayPal, Barclays and Varo, plus over 50 live and on-demand sessions and 50 industry speakers inspired by a shared mission to make banking better, together.

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