Miller Heiman Group Enhances Coverage as International Demand for Sales Performance Solutions

first_imgMiller Heiman Group Enhances Coverage as International Demand for Sales Performance Solutions Intensifies PRNewswireMay 9, 2019, 7:00 pmMay 9, 2019 Byron MatthewsIndependent Distribution PartnersMarketing TechnologyMiller Heiman GroupNewssales performance solutions Previous ArticleLemnisk Partners With Infosys Finacle to Co-Innovate on Digital Marketing Solutions for BanksNext ArticleZeta Global and AUDIENCEX Enter Into Strategic Partnership Global Sales Performance Powerhouse More Closely Integrates with Regional Independent Distribution Partners to Drive Worldwide GrowthMiller Heiman Group, the global leader in improving sales performance through training, technology, consulting and research, announces plans to align the company’s regional Independent Distribution Partners (IDPs) under the Miller Heiman Group brand. These developments position the company to meet the growing demand for sales performance solutions worldwide.Miller Heiman Group plans to more closely integrate the company’s regional partners in Argentina, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Mexico, the Middle East, South Africa, Spain and Sweden throughout the next 12 months. Four of these partners—India, Italy, Spain and Sweden—are already represented under the millerheimangroup.com URL in native language. Additionally Scout, Miller Heiman Group’s sales analytics platform, supports French, German, Italian and Latin American Spanish languages.According to President and CEO of Miller Heiman Group Byron Matthews, offering sales performance solutions on a regional level is driven by marketplace demand. “Today’s global sellers must manage intense competition and pricing pressures while they are simultaneously urged to decrease time spent out in the field,” he says. “These challenges require Miller Heiman Group, now more than ever, to partner with our clients locally to help them build world-class sales and service functions.”Marketing Technology News: Persistent Systems Joins Siemens’ MindSphere Partner Program to Bring Industrial IoT Solutions to MarketOffering this breadth and depth of service, in region, was a challenge in the past; many of the IDPs sold only a limited number of Miller Heiman Group offerings. Now, each partner will be able to sell the entire Miller Heiman Group product portfolio in their local language, offering customers proprietary research, technology, consulting and training programs. This also means access to all the resources of the global organization, including more robust sales, marketing and customer service support.Miller Heiman Group is making a difference for global sales organizations through these enhanced regional partnerships. Allen Mueller, chief revenue officer of Miller Heiman Group, explains, “For years, Miller Heiman Group has worked with trusted partners based in each of the local markets we serve. These partners began inquiring about how they could sell a wider portfolio of products, support a broader set of resources and expand their territories. By deepening these relationships, we now ensure that these sellers, and their clients, will receive what they need to achieve success now and in the future.”The integration comes at an opportune time, according to Richard Hilton, managing director of the EMEA region for Miller Heiman Group. He says, “Miller Heiman Group’s regional growth, layered on top of our investment in technology and our established methodology, will help drive success for sellers across EMEA. This is of particular importance as many sales organizations in EMEA face an uncertain economic climate in a rapidly changing geopolitical environment.”Marketing Technology News: Amazon or Alibaba: Freedonia Compares These Global E-Commerce LeadersTim MacCartney, managing director of the APAC region for Miller Heiman Group, adds, “Asia now accounts for nearly two-thirds of global economic growth, according to the International Monetary Fund. This expansion marks a pivotal step forward for Miller Heiman Group in helping organizations harvest the opportunity that awaits them in APAC.”Following the successful launch of Scout and Strategic Selling with Perspective (the company’s updated core methodology) this past summer, this international advancement catapults Miller Heiman Group into a technology-driven global powerhouse. With the full weight of the company’s resources behind them, Miller Heiman Group sellers around the world now possess the tools to help clients deliver remarkable change while revolutionizing seller behavior.Marketing Technology News: Demandbase ABM Ecosystem Launches to Connect Technology, Software and Data Providers for Better ABM Executionlast_img read more

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Internet Marketing Company fishbat Discusses 3 Ways Architecture Companies Can Remarket to

first_imgThe average customer may leave a website before completing a purchase, but this doesn’t necessarily equate to a lost sale. To help businesses capture leads, and transform those leads into sales, internet marketing company, fishbat, discusses 3 ways architecture companies can remarket to consumers.For any business, the act of attracting a user to a website is half of the proverbial battle. While it’s important to generate website traffic, it’s equally important, if not more so, for visitors to perform on-site actions. Whether it’s clicking on a certain internal page, signing up for a newsletter, or completing an online transaction, a solid remarketing strategy is effective. Here are a few ways that architecture companies can successfully remarket to their audiences.Marketing Technology News: Smart Communications Announces Acquisition of IntelledoxDiverse Ad Sizes – For an architecture company to promote itself, ad space is essential. Furthermore, ads should be crafted with different sizes in mind. This will ensure that they’re optimized for numerous platforms. From Facebook to the average website, ads can be seen virtually anywhere, but they must be properly sized. When ads are properly sized, previous website visitors will be remarked to, whether they intend to make an immediate or future purpose.Shopping Cart Engagement – Roughly seventy-five percent of all online shoppers abandon their shopping carts, failing to complete transactions. Shopping cart abandonment isn’t uncommon among architectural companies, but it’s important to realize that it’s possible to remarket to those shoppers. One way to remarket to them is email marketing. Email marketing can be used to reach out to users that placed items in their online shopping carts but failed to move forward. If users are reminded of the items they’ve saved, they’re more likely to complete their transactions.Marketing Technology News: 84.51° Announces Launch of STRATUM, A New Insights Product Delivering Science-Powered Data to Drive ResultsPromotional Discounts – To incentivize customers to spend money, provide them with the opportunity to save money. Promotional discounts are designed for guaranteeing that customers engage in business with certain companies, instead of their competition. BOGOs and free shipping are among the most popular examples of discounts that architectural companies can offer. These discounts encourage shoppers to spend money, which will lead to increased profits for the companies that offer those discountsWith these tactics, architectural companies and a New York SEO Agency will be able to successfully remarket to those that expressed interest in the company’s products and services. Not only that, but with the right information these businesses can determine who visited their websites in the past. This information can then be applied to remarketing efforts, keeping companies fresh in the minds of potential buyers. Not only does this strategy lead to further engagement from these users, but more importantly, sales that aid company growth.Marketing Technology News: Peach Launches New Product to Clients Internet Marketing Company, fishbat, Discusses 3 Ways Architecture Companies Can Remarket to Customers PRNewswire4 days agoJuly 19, 2019 Diverse Ad SizesfishbatInternet MarketingMarketing Technology NewsNewsShopping Cart Engagement Previous ArticleHow Sellers.json and OpenRTB Supply Chain Object Reinforces DSPs/Buy Side Confidence in Programmatic AdvertisingNext ArticleVeühub Announces a $2 Million Seed-Stage Roundlast_img read more

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Storage failures of eggs and embryos gain a new perspective

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 20 2018On March 3, 2018, a liquid nitrogen storage tank at the University Hospitals Fertility Center in Cleveland failed. Dr. Eli Adashi, a professor of medical science at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School, characterized the event as a “tragic accident” in which 950 patients lost more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos.However, one couple’s wrongful death lawsuit following the incident, which seeks to establish that embryos should be treated as “persons” under the law, could have “a chain of profound implications for other families,” Adashi says.In an “Ideas and Opinions” article published on Nov. 20 in Annals of Internal Medicine, Adashi and co-authors I. Glenn Cohen, a professor of law at Harvard University, and Dov Fox, a professor of law policy and bioethics at the University of San Diego, wrote about the potential implications should the Ohio court hearing the case rule in favor of the couple. They argue that a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs could lead to limits on abortion, stem cell research and in vitro fertilization (IVF).”It would be a sad irony if a legal claim aimed at protecting the rights of those who lost their ability to reproduce had the effect of limiting the reproductive rights of countless others,” the authors wrote.The plaintiffs in the case, Wendy and Rick Penniman, are challenging a legal precedent in Ohio establishing that “a fetus that is not yet viable is not a ‘person’ under its wrongful death law,” the authors wrote. The challenge is based on “the grounds that the ‘life of a person begins at the moment of conception,'” the article notes.A ruling that embryos are “persons” could be used as grounds to limit abortion rights, the authors say, as well as to potentially restrict research on embryonic stem cells. There could be implications for the future of IVF as well.”IVF would be significantly compromised,” Adashi said. “If a clinician were to freeze embryos, and some do not survive the process, how would that be dealt with? Would that be manslaughter? One needs to view this suit in that context. The implications are of national interest. They go beyond the pro-life / pro-choice debate and reach into the very conduct of IVF and other fertility promotion techniques.”Legal limitationsRelated StoriesScientists develop universal FACS-based approach to heterogenous cell sorting, propelling organoid researchSchwann cells capable of generating protective myelin over nerves finds researchMost women glad to do genetic testing before IVF, reports surveyThe authors also discuss the limitations of conventional legal strategies tried in similar cases, including breach of contract, medical malpractice, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and loss of property.Many fertility clinics require patients to sign waivers that explicitly excuse liability for storage failures due to negligence, limiting breach of contract suits, the authors wrote. Medical malpractice also doesn’t apply in a case such as this, because the egg-harvesting procedures were performed properly. And in Ohio, negligent infliction of emotional distress requires the plaintiffs to be “bystanders” to a physical threat to another person; in this case, they did not witness the tank failure, the authors wrote.The last strategy, loss of property and medical costs, doesn’t fully capture the painful disruption of “family-building plans,” Adashi said. However, these are the legal grounds the other 70 other patients affected by the accident are pursing in their class-action lawsuit.The legal system hasn’t established appropriate venues for seeking damages for the destruction of eggs or embryos, he added. “At this point, there’s no clarity in the courts as to how to deal with cases like this.”Revising regulationsAccidents happen, but more needs to be done to limit and track them, Adashi said.”It was a wake-up call for a lot of people in the field,” he said. “How do we deal with something like this? How do we prevent something like this? Who should be in charge?”Professional societies in the fertility field are evaluating the root cause of the incident and are working on new recommendations and guidelines, Adashi said, in an effort to avoid similar situations in the future.The authors note that currently there are few federal regulations pertaining to assisted reproduction technologies and there is no system for tracking reproductive errors in the U.S. Because agents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) already visit IVF labs to screen donated human tissues for communicable diseases, Adashi says the FDA would be the most relevant agency to assume responsibility for the liquid nitrogen freezers involved in assisted reproduction clinics and track accidents involving eggs and embryos. Source:https://news.brown.edu/articles/2018/11/embryoslast_img read more

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Pitt research team explores whether active wrinkles may help improve synthetic graft

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Nov 28 2018Sachin Velankar, Edith Tzeng, and Luka Pocivavsek study naturally anti-thrombotic wrinkled surfaces in arteries to improve synthetic vascular graft designDuring a coronary bypass procedure, surgeons redirect blood flow using an autologous bypass graft, most often derived from the patient’s own veins. However, in certain situations where the patient does not have a suitable vein, surgeons must rely on synthetic vascular grafts which, while life-saving, are more prone to clot formation that eventually obstructs the graft.To improve the success rate of synthetic grafts, a research team led by the University of Pittsburgh are investigating whether the “active wrinkles” on the interior surface of arteries may help improve synthetic graft design and create a better alternative to autologous grafts for bypass surgery.The research is being conducted by Sachin Velankar, associate professor of chemical engineering at the Swanson School of Engineering; Edith Tzeng, professor of surgery in the School of Medicine; and Luka Pocivavsek, a former resident in the Department of Surgery. Together with Pocivavsek, who is now a vascular surgery fellow at the University of Chicago, Velankar and Tzeng took inspiration from arteries to find a way to improve blood flow in synthetic grafts.”The inner surface of natural arteries, known as the luminal surface, is heavily wrinkled,” said Velankar. “We wanted to explore the effects of this wrinkling to see if the transition from a smooth to wrinkled state will prevent clot formation. We call this dynamic topography.”Pocivavsek, Velankar, and Tzeng worked with a team of Swanson School of Engineering undergraduate students to create a model to test the idea that such surface “topographical” changes can play an anti-thrombotic role. They also enlisted the help of William Wagner, Director of Pitt’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, whose lab has expertise on how to measure fouling – the accumulation of unwanted material on surfaces. The team discovered that surfaces that repeatedly transition between a smooth to wrinkled state resist platelet fouling, a finding that could lead to thrombosis-resistant bypass grafts.Equipped with a strategy to improve the effectiveness of synthetic grafts, Velankar and Tzeng are eager to apply this research to clinical applications and received a $454,539 R56 award from the National Institutes of Health to fund clinical translation work.Related StoriesResearch sheds light on sun-induced DNA damage and repairBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell research”Our arteries expand and contract naturally, partially driven by normal fluctuations in blood pressure during the cardiac cycle,” said Tzeng. “Our hypothesis is that this drives the transition between smooth and wrinkled luminal surfaces in arteries, and this dynamic topography may be an important anti-thrombotic mechanism in arteries. Our goal is to use this novel concept of a purely mechanical approach to prevent vascular graft fouling by using the heartbeat as a driving mechanism.”They are also interested in examining the biomechanics of the luminal wrinkling in actual arteries and recently received a three-year, $341,599 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue their study both in vivo and with animal specimens. Through a combination of simulation and experimentation, they hope to gain a better understanding of the functional role of luminal wrinkling.”We know that arteries appear wrinkled in a microscope”, said Velankar. “But what are the underlying biomechanics? And what’s happening when the artery is not under a microscope, but still carrying blood in the living animal?”Pocivavsek, Velankar, and Tzeng recently detailed their research findings in a Biomaterials article titled “Active wrinkles to drive self-cleaning: A strategy for anti-thrombotic surfaces for vascular grafts” (DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2018.11.005). It is the first practical application of the concept that they described earlier this year in the Nature Physics article titled “Topography-driven surface renewal” (DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0193-x).”We hope that our novel strategy to reduce fouling will lead to the development of medical devices that will improve the treatment of injured or diseased arteries,” said Velankar.Confident that their research may provide a positive outcome, the group created Aruga Technologies, a spin-off company from Pitt’s Innovation Institute. The company aims to develop synthetic vascular grafts that can be used for surgical procedures, such as a coronary artery bypass.Source: https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/News/2018/Active-Wrinkles/last_img read more

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CWRU awarded NIH grant to identify effective treatments for intimate partner violence

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Feb 14 2019Project will identify most promising interventions and help providers tailor treatmentsCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine’s Gunnur Karakurt, PhD has been awarded a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to identify effective treatments for intimate partner violence (IPV), and to develop a decision-making tool for care providers. The project involves analyzing national data to identify subgroups of people who respond similarly to specific IPV treatments. By combining findings with a meta-analysis of the literature and computer modeling, clinicians will be better able to choose between evidence-based treatments.The project aims to reduce inequalities of current treatment methods, Karakurt said. “Standard treatment for IPV is typically gender-specific, involving anger management groups for offenders and support groups for victims. Grouping this way marginalizes the effect of background and circumstance.”Karakurt, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and an associate professor of psychiatry at the medical school, will lead a multidisciplinary team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and computer scientists to analyze data for the project. Karakurt will collaborate with colleagues from University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Metro Health, and Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute for the project.Victims and perpetrators of IPV will be separated into subgroups based on factors that may contribute to violence and influence treatment effectiveness. Treatment outcomes will be analyzed not only on the basis of demographic and socioeconomic background, but also with different IPV methods, severities, social contexts, and comorbidities. Using advanced prediction modeling techniques, treatment outcomes will then be systematically tested and characterized for each identified subgroup.Related StoriesPersonalizing Nutritional Medicine With the Power of NMRIt is okay for women with lupus to get pregnant with proper care, says new studyAXT enhances cellular research product portfolio with solutions from StemBioSysThe project considers nuances and complexities that underlie IPV. Each IPV case differs in violence form, severity, and mutuality within the relationship. Perpetrators and victims of IPV include both men and women with varying physical, mental, and emotional treatment needs.”Unfortunately, many individuals who do not respond well to treatment aren’t offered alternative treatments specifically tailored to their situation,” Karakurt said. There are currently no tools available to accurately assess and select optimal treatment for each individual IPV case. The newly funded project will use findings to generate a clinical decision-making tool that could help millions of men and women who succumb to IPV each year connect with relevant care.The tool may help steer care providers away from generic, broad spectrum IPV treatments. Customizing treatments to reflect IPV variability could also improve outcomes for certain subgroups. According to recent estimates, nearly a quarter of women in the United States will experience IPV in their lifetime.”Inequalities arising from age, gender, race, ethnicity, economics, immigration status, and all kinds of other factors play a role in the path toward violence,” Karakurt said. “Our goal is to help overcome treatment inequalities so all individuals have an equal chance at improving their lives.”​ Source:http://casemed.case.edu/cwrumed360/news-releases/release.cfm?news_id=1656&news_category=8last_img read more

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The Pakistani popcorn seller who built his own plane

first_imgThe engine is from a roadcutter, the wings are burlap, the wheels are borrowed from a rickshaw: a Pakistani popcorn seller has caught the attention of the Air Force by building his own plane He used his meagre funds creatively, buying burlap sacks wholesale and persuading a kind workshop employee who had seen him scouting for materials to build him a propeller.There was trial and error. Some equipment needed to be replaced, designs had to be altered, the wiring had to be reworked.His family worried he was obsessed.”I kept telling him to stop. I kept telling him to concentrate on his family and work, he was being crazy over nothing. But he didn’t listen to a single word,” his mother, Mumtaz Bibi, recalled.But Fayyaz kept going. And, at the end of it all produced a plane—tiny, fragile, and painted a bright blue. ‘Locked up with criminals’In February this year, he said, after more than two years of ridicule, he was ready.Fayyaz claims his friends helped him to block a small road which he used as a runway for that first flight attempt in February. The plane reached 120kph before taking off, Ameer Hussain, a witness who claims to have ridden alongside the plane in a motorcycle, told AFP. “It was between two and two and half feet off the ground,” he said. “It flew for about two to three kilometres before landing.”AFP has been unable to verify the claim. But the attempt made Fayyaz bold enough to want to try again in front of the rest of his village, many of whom had mocked his efforts. He picked March 23, Pakistan Day, for the unveiling. Police said hundreds of people crowded around his tiny plane, many clutching national flags.But before Fayyaz could even start the engine, the police arrived and arrested him, confiscating his plane. “I felt as though I had committed one of the worst acts in the world, as though I am the worst person in Pakistan,” he explained, adding: “I had been locked up with criminals.”The court released him with a 3,000 rupees ($19) fine. When AFP visited the local police station, officers said they had arrested Fayyaz as his plane was a safety threat.Officer Zafar Iqbal explained: “The plane was returned to him as a goodwill gesture. Should he obtain a flying license or permit, he is free to fly.”Fayyaz’s misfortune resulted in social media fame, and he was called a “hero” and an “inspiration” by some netizens. Representatives from the Pakistan Air Force have made two visits to view the plane and the commander of a nearby base issued him a certificate which praises his “passion and dexterity” in building what it described as a “mini basic airplane”. The engine is from a roadcutter, the wings are burlap, the wheels are borrowed from a rickshaw: a popcorn seller has caught the attention of the Pakistan Air Force by building his own plane. Explore further British startup looking to build 18-seat bioelectric hybrid airplane This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The tale of Muhammad Fayyaz has captured the hearts of many in a nation where millions, just like him, have limited access to education and are fighting for opportunities.”I was literally in the air. I couldn’t feel anything else,” Fayyaz said of his first flight in a machine he learned to build mainly from viewing TV clips and online blueprints. Pakistan has been thrilled before by stories of scientific prodigies plucked from obscurity before—notably, that of the engineer who said in 2012 that he had invented a car that could run on water—a story that was later debunked by scientists.But Fayyaz insists he flew and his claim is being taken seriously by the air force, whose representatives have now visited him multiple times, even issuing a certificate to commend his work, he revealed.There has been a steady stream of visitors wanting to view his creation, which now sits in the empty courtyard of his three-room home in the village of Tabur in central Punjab province.Dreaming of a jet planeThe 32-year-old said he had dreamed of joining the air force as a child, but his father died while he was in still in school, forcing him to drop out at the eighth grade and do odd jobs to feed his mother and his five younger siblings.As an adult, his passion for flying remained undiminished, so he took a wild gamble on a new dream and put everything he had into creating his own craft. By day he worked as a popcorn seller, by night as a security guard, saving every rupee he could. The first thing he had to acquire was information—beginning with watching episodes of the National Geographic Channel’s Air Crash Investigation for insight into thrust, air pressure, torque, propulsion. Cheap internet access in a nearby city helped fill the gaps, with Fayyaz claiming he spliced blueprints of planes he found online for his own creation.He sold a piece of family land, and took out a 50,000 rupee ($350) loan from a micro-finance NGO, which he is still paying off. © 2019 AFP Citation: The Pakistani popcorn seller who built his own plane (2019, May 6) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-pakistani-popcorn-seller-built-plane.htmllast_img read more

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Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat courts arrest in Gairsain

first_img Next Former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat courts arrest in GairsainHarish Rawat was joined by former Assembly speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal, former deputy speaker A P Maikhuri, Congress MLA Karan Mahra and others as he arrived in Gairsain and led a procession to the Ramlila ground.advertisement Press Trust of India GopeshwarJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:41 IST Harish Rawat also accused the BJP government in the state of doing nothing for Gairsain. (Photo: PTI)Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat Friday courted arrest along with several supporters in Gairsain to protest the recent arrest of 35 demonstrators, demanding a permanent capital status for the hill town in Chamoli district.Harish Rawat was joined by former Assembly speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal, former deputy speaker A P Maikhuri, Congress MLA Karan Mahra and others as he arrived in Gairsain and led a procession to the Ramlila ground there.The former chief minister addressed a public meeting where he accused the BJP government in the state of doing nothing for Gairsain.Rawat said an amount of Rs 45 crore was sanctioned during his chief ministership for the construction of a secretariat in Gairsain but the amount was not utilised by the current dispensation.”Nothing has been done for the hills in the last two years with migration continuing unabated,” he alleged.Rawat led a procession to the tehsil headquarters later and courted arrest along with 115 other party leaders.The demand for the permanent capital status for Gairsain has been raised by different political parties over the years.Also Read | I have played my inning: Congress leader Harish Rawat hints at quitting active politicsAlso Read | Day after Rahul Gandhi, AICC general secretary Harish Rawat resigns citing 2019 poll defeatAlso Watch | Nataka in Karnataka: Rahul Gandhi breaks his silence, says BJP using money power to topple govtsFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhanlast_img read more

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