YPO Announces the 2018 Global Innovation Award Winners
Honoring Global Leaders Initiating Innovative, Transformative and Inspirational Breakthroughs
DALLAS, May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YPO, the premier chief executive leadership organization in the world, announced the winners of the Global Innovation Awards as a part of its third annual YPO Innovation Week. The Global Innovation Awards honors those YPO members who have initiated breakthrough innovations that inspire positive transformation.
In addition to recognizing the top innovators from among more than 25,000 YPO members across 130 countries, the Global Innovation Awards also honor Africa's top innovator and the top young adult innovator, who is a child of YPO member (ages 17-29).
"Each year, YPO has this amazing opportunity to honor and highlight these distinguished innovators who are making an indelible mark around the world. The Global Innovation Awards highlight those who are leading the way in creating forward-thinking companies and significant opportunities now and for future generations," said Keith Alper, Chair of YPO Innovation Week.
During May, the 2018 YPO Innovation Week will connect influential entrepreneurs, innovators and thought leaders to exchange ideas about inspiration, breakthroughs and transformation through more than 50 signature events, live two-way interactive video casts and livestream events around the world. YPO announced the top African innovator at Africa Ignite in Nairobi, Kenya, and the Global Innovation Award winner in New York City.
2018 Global Innovation Award Winners
Global Innovation Award - Harjit Gill, X-Halo
Harjit Gill is the CEO of X-Halo, the world's first device to detect the early onset of respiratory diseases before any signs of symptoms. Connected to a smartphone, the device is the only one to give early warnings of disease and track lung health by measuring breath temperature.
Through the device, once signs are detected, patients can implement lifestyle changes and medication options to manage any potential issues at an affordable cost at home.
Global Innovation Award - Africa Top Innovator - Yariv Cohen, Ignite Power
Yariv Cohen is the CEO of Ignite Power, a Pan-African developer and financier of safe clean energy solutions. Of these solutions is a solar system for rural homes that integrates with mobile money for a pay-as-you-use energy and leasing model costing as little as USD4 per month.
Ignite Power has connected nearly 500,000 people to safe solar power and projects to reach 10 million by 2021.
Global Innovation Award - YPO Next Generation - Leslie Lim, Cicil
Leslie Lim is the Co-Founder of Cicil, a Google launchpad accelerator startup focused on providing financial access to the underserved Indonesian university student segment. Cicil provides micro loans to students, helping them in a number of ways including financing laptops and tablets, sports equipment and more.
"Congratulations to the 2018 Global Innovation Award honorees as they highlight the innovation and breadth of talent of the global YPO network," said Scott Mordell, CEO of YPO. "These innovators are accelerating what's next and leading the way for the future."
The top finalists for the YPO Global Innovation Awards include:
Jerry Callahan, Founder and CEO of Heatworks
Jerry Callahan is the inventor of Ohmic Array Technology, which combines an array of graphite electrodes with a digital control mechanism, providing a pure and effective method of heating water using water as the heating element instead of metallic heating elements.
Nicolas Durand, CEO and Founder of Abionic
Nicolas Durand is the CEO and Founder of Abionic, which has developed the abioSCOPE, the world's most rapid diagnostic platform based on a drop of blood to improve medical diagnosis at point-of-care.
George Kurtz, President, CEO and Co-Founder of CrowdStrike
George Kurtz is the President, CEO and Co-Founder of CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity technology company highly recognized for its cloud-driven approach to stopping breaches. CrowdStrike's technology - the Falcon platform - has established a new standard in helping organizations stop breaches, extending beyond malware to prevent advanced targeted attacks regardless of their origin or technique.
Sunil Lalvani, Managing Director of Binatone Lifestyle Ltd.
Sunil Lalvani founded Project Maji to tackle the global water challenge by designing and developing solar-powered water kiosks across rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa to provide safe drinking water. Currently, Project Maji provides 15,000 people with clean water across 11 locations with the goal of expanding to one million people by 2025.
Christina Lomasney, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Modumetal, Inc.
Christina Lomasney is the President, CEO and Co-Founder of Modumetal, which manufactures a new class of nanolayered metals that are stronger, lighter and more durable than conventional metals and alloys. While derived from the same basic raw materials as conventional metals, Modumetal's nanolaminated alloys can be used almost anywhere metals and alloys are used today while providing significant performance improvements over conventional metals
Bob White, President and CEO of Entellus Medical, Inc
Bob White is the President and CEO of Entellus Medical, Inc, which has created the XprESS ENT Dilation System. The system, which has treated more than 200,000 to date, is used for the minimally invasive treatment of adult and pediatric patients with chronic and recurrent sinusitis. Patients treated with the system have experienced faster recovery, less bleeding, less use of prescription pain medication and fewer post-procedure debridements.
Lee Zheng, Owner of Smart Technologies and Investment Ltd. and Founder and CEO of PIN Genie
Lee Zheng is the owner of Smart Technologies and Investment and Founder and CEO of PIN Genie. PIN Genie is an innovation of PIN technology. This highly secure, peek-proof patented technology can be applied to devices that require the use of PIN, making it impossible for others to spy a PIN and providing more security and convenience for users.
About YPO Innovation Week
YPO Innovation Week is a series of more than 50 events conducted in over 30 countries throughout the world from 7-11 May 2018, featuring dynamic global innovators who will come together to share best-in-class business strategies as well as timely and relevant insights that are fueling innovation and shaping the future of global business over the next decade.
Through signature Innovation Week events, live two-way interactive video casts and livestream events, business leaders will learn how to keep pace with innovation trends on a global scale, innovate and disrupt industry practices, nurture and develop value-creating ideas across organizations and positively impact communities, industries and the world.
The premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world.
YPO is the global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world's most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact.
Today, YPO empowers more than 25,000 members in more than 130 countries, diversified among industries and types of businesses. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ 16 million people and generate USD6 trillion in annual revenues.
Leadership. Learning. Lifelong. For more information, visit YPO.org.
Office: +1 972 629 7305 (United States)
Mobile: +1 972 207 4298
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: YPO via Globenewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York
GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.
Følg saker fra GlobeNewswire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra GlobeNewswire
Tenaris to Acquire IPSCO Tubulars from TMK22.3.2019 13:58:00 CET | Pressemelding
LUXEMBOURG, March 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tenaris S.A. (NYSE, Buenos Aires and Mexico: TS and MTA Italy: TEN) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire from PAO TMK, a Russian company and manufacturer of steel pipe, 100% of the shares of its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., for US$1,209 million, on a cash-free, debt-free basis, which includes US$270 million of working capital. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals, including approval by the U.S. antitrust authorities, and other customary conditions. IPSCO Tubulars is a U.S. domestic producer of seamless and welded OCTG and line pipe products, with an annual production capacity of 450,000 metric tons of steel bars, 400,000 metric tons of seamless pipe and 1,000,000 metric tons of welded pipe, and production facilities spread throughout the country. The acquisition would enhance Tenaris’s position and local manufacturing presence in the U.S. market, extending its produc
Oxford Immunotec Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition21.3.2019 21:01:00 CET | Pressemelding
OXFORD, United Kingdom and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq:OXFD) (the "Company"), a global, high-growth diagnostics company, today announced that Richard Altieri, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will retire on April 30, 2019. The Company has appointed Matthew McLaughlin, currently Chief Financial Officer, GE Healthcare – U.S. and Canada, as his successor. Mr. McLaughlin will join Oxford Immunotec as CFO on April 8, 2019. Today’s announcement concludes an extensive search process conducted by the Company. As part of the planned succession, Mr. Altieri, who has led Oxford Immunotec’s global finance organization as CFO since 2012, will remain an active member of the Company’s management team until his retirement date. “During his seven year tenure, Rick successfully managed multiple financing rounds, including the Company's IPO, the acquisition and financial integration of three companies and, most recently, the dives
Test Release - 3-21-2019 - 119240921.3.2019 20:29:00 CET | Pressemelding
Test Sub Headline - 1951992 Chicago, March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Test Release™. Attachment sample
Blackhawks, Flyers, Sabres and Lightning Headline the 2019 NHL Global Series21.3.2019 15:34:00 CET | Pressemelding
Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers to Open Regular Season in Prague, Czech Republic on Oct. 4 Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning to Face Off in a Pair of Games in Stockholm, Sweden on Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 2019 NHL Global Series Challenge to feature Blackhawks vs. Eisbären Berlin on Sept. 29 in Berlin, Germany and Flyers vs. Lausanne HC on Sept. 30 in Lausanne, Switzerland Tickets to Games in Berlin, Prague and Stockholm Available for Purchase on Wednesday, March 27; Tickets to Game in Lausanne Available for Purchase on Wednesday, April 10 NEW YORK/TORONTO, March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), in conjunction with Live Nation Sweden, today announced that the Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the 2019 NHL Global Series. The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will play their 2019-20 season-opening game against each ot
Farmako: World's Largest Import Contract for Pharmaceutical Cannabis21.3.2019 15:10:00 CET | Pressemelding
German Farmako secures 50 tonnes of flowers and oils from Polish company Pharmacann Polska FRANKFURT, March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Farmako will import 50 tonnes of pharmaceutical cannabis from Pharmacann Polska into the European market over the next four years. This provides the basis for a reliable supply of pharmaceutical cannabis for millions of patients in the European healthcare system. The company expects a total revenue of several hundred million Euros from the agreed exclusive partnership. Founded in September 2018, Farmako now has grown to 40 employees and is distributing high-quality pharmaceutical cannabis to German pharmacies since March 2019. This is the biggest Cannabis contract to date, and the first big contract without participation of a Canadian LP. Farmako has signed an exclusive and binding agreement to import and distribute 50 tons of pharmaceutical cannabis over four years. Farmako and Pharmacann Polska enter strategic partnership to develop custom tailored
NexOptic Appoints Rich Geruson, Former Lexmark CEO, to Board of Directors21.3.2019 14:00:00 CET | Pressemelding
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NexOptic Technology Corp. ("NexOptic" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: NXO) (OTCQX: NXOPF) (FRANKFURT: E3O1) is pleased to announce that Richard J. (Rich) Geruson has joined its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Geruson’s experience spans CEO roles at Lexmark International, Phoenix Technologies and VoiceSignal Technologies, and Senior Vice President and executive positions at Nokia, IBM, Toshiba, and McKinsey & Co. As CEO of Lexmark International, a multibillion-dollar imaging technology and solutions company with 10,000 employees, he grew printer sales faster than at any time in the preceding 10 years while simultaneously executing extensive process reengineering, transforming the business from negative EBITDA and high debt to positive multi-hundred-million-dollar EBITDA and a healthy debt profile. While CEO of Phoenix Technologies, he achieved consistently high profit year-over-year for six years straight in