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2011-01-27 04:06:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International leaders attending the World Economic Forum in snow-covered Davos, Switzerland, are embracing the new perspective of the Global Adaptation Institute (www.globalai.org) that puts "adaptation" at the center of world climate policy. Institute CEO, Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, former Managing Director of the World Bank, speaking to journalists at the conference said: "Some of the world's most prominent private sector leaders...

2011-01-26 07:19:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. and DAVOS-KLOSTERS, Switzerland, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol Realini, executive chairman and founder of Obopay, Inc., a pioneer in mobile payments, will participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011, an invitation-only meeting of leaders from industry, government, academia, civil society and the media that serves to shape the world agenda and act as a catalyst for solutions to global challenges. Realini will be part of the Technology Pioneers...

2011-01-26 00:26:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, January 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, WISeKey, a World Economic Forum Global Growth Company, launched its WISeID Personal Data Protector, a unique application for the protection of personal data and personal identifiable information (PII). WISeID's main objective is to protect your PII, which can be used to identify, contact or locate a person, or even trace them. The personal data collected by WISeID always stays...

2011-01-25 17:00:00

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two years removed from the depths of recession, CEOs' confidence in future growth has returned to nearly pre-crisis levels, according to PwC's 14th Annual Global CEO Survey. In the worldwide poll of 1,201 CEOs, 48% said they were "very confident" of growth in the next 12 months. That's a major shift from the 31% last year who were "very confident" last year and approaches the 50% reached in 2008 before the onslaught of the economic crisis....

2011-01-24 08:15:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly three out of 10 industry-leading CEOs spoke at one or more top-tier business events in 2010, according to a new analysis by global public relations firm Weber Shandwick. For each of the 55 industries identified in the World's Most Admired Companies survey, Weber Shandwick examined where each CEO spoke in 2010. Among those who took to the podium, the World Economic Forum at Davos was the leading executive speaking platform for...

2011-01-19 11:32:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Attias & Associates today announced that the second annual New York Forum will be held June 20-21, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The New York Forum, which is a flagship event of Richard Attias & Associates produced in collaboration with The New York Times, is an annual invitation-only event that brings together chief executives, policy makers, thought leaders and academics to stimulate dialogue and action to confront...

2010-12-08 20:09:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Environment Federation (WEF), a not-for-profit technical and educational organization with 36,000 members representing water quality professionals around the world, announced today that Jeff Eger has been named as the new Executive Director. Eger will assume the position from the current Executive Director, William Bertera, on January 24, 2011. Eger comes to WEF from Sanitation District 1 (SD1) in Fort Wright, Kentucky...

2010-11-18 08:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, CVS Caremark's network of walk-in medical clinics, was highlighted as a breakthrough innovator in health care delivery by the World Economic Forum's Innovative Health Care Delivery Project. MinuteClinic President and CVS Caremark Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer Andrew Sussman, M.D., presented MinuteClinic's accessible, evidence-based approach to care at a World Economic Forum satellite session attended...

2010-11-03 12:00:00

NEW DELHI, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman will participate in upcoming leadership discussions in India with a range of global leaders from business, government and academia -- focusing on advancing innovation and collaboration to address the growing challenges associated with dramatic population growth. Kullman will join U.S. President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Singh, and other leaders in New Delhi for the upcoming U.S.-India CEO...

2010-10-18 04:00:00

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, DUBAI, UAE, October 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Prodea Systems Aims to Equip Millions of Households With Intelligent Connected Solutions Prodea Systems, a global technology innovator, today launched ROS, its award-winning intelligent digital home hub, in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). "The MENA region, with its diverse and 'digital native' population, has a demographic unlike any other in the world," said Anousheh Ansari, CEO and co-founder...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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