Liquid Computing’s Innovation Honored by IEEE

Liquid Computing’s Innovation Honored by IEEE










Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) October 25, 2006

Liquid Computing Corp. today announced that it has received an award of innovation for the development of its new class of scalable computing system LiquidIQ at last night’s IEEE Ottawa Section annual general meeting. The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) AGM focused on the recent developments and new challenges in science, technology and innovation.

“Leading up to the general availability of our LiquidIQ Interconnect Driven Server we are honored to receive this prestigious recognition from IEEE,” said Brian Hurley, CEO and President of Liquid Computing. “Our customers and early adopters have been quick to embrace the innovative approach we have taken to solve their scalability and flexibility challenges. This award further validates that LiquidIQ is poised to bring disruptive change to the computing market.”

The Liquid Computing team has remained focused on developing a new class of server that exploited new technologies and applied best practices that had been perfected within the telecom sector. The LiquidIQ Interconnect Driven Server is designed to eliminate the communication and control bottlenecks that are pervasive in datacenters and carrier offices today. Since it converges computing, networking and broadband technologies into a new system, it fundamentally alters the underlying form, function and economics of scalable system deployment.

IEEE is the largest professional organization in the world with over 370,000 members in more than 150 countries. Members include engineers, scientists, and students of related disciplines in its ranks. A non-profit organization, the IEEE’s mandate is to organize technical activities, foster the career development of its members, and promote local community.

The IEEE Ottawa Section has over 2,200 members. With 19 Chapters, the Ottawa Section has nine committees, three affinity groups and three student branches. The IEEE Ottawa Section has been active and successful in organizing technical meetings, several of them using IEEE Distinguished Lecturers Program. For more details please visit http://www.ottawa.ieee.ca.

About Liquid Computing

Liquid Computing Corporation is first to deliver a new class of computer system called LiquidIQ to meet the needs of scalable computing users within Enterprise High Performance Computing and Software as a Service markets. LiquidIQ is the world’s first Interconnect Driven Server that delivers a set of managed computing and communications resources. It can be configured with software commands into one or several cluster configurations, shared memory or cache coherent server regions at best life-cycle economics and uncompromising performance, scalability and availability. For more information visit http://www.liquidcomputing.com.

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Universities and Judges Set for National Security Innovation Competition 2011

Universities and Judges Set for National Security Innovation Competition 2011












Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) March 23, 2011

The fifth annual National Security Innovation Competition (NSIC) has attracted 25 entries, and a distinguished slate of judges and numerous private sector sponsors, according to the National Homeland Defense Foundation organizers for the 2011 event.

Competition entries were received from a number of prominent universities, to include: UCLA, University of Notre Dame, Virginia Tech , Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Carleton University (Canada), Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, North Carolina State University, University of Tennessee, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS), University of Calgary (Canada), University of Cincinnati, University of Connecticut, University of Manitoba (Canada), University of New Mexico, University of Ottawa (Canada), University of San Diego, University of Utah, USAF Academy, and Yale University.

“Innovation has always been the backbone of our success as a nation, and today more than ever, we need to find innovative ways to strengthen our national security. The annual competition is an important part of that process and we’re delighted to conduct this event,” said GEN Gene Renuart (USAF ret), Chairman of National Homeland Defense Foundation (NHDF) and former Commander of NORAD/USNORTHCOM. NHDF merged in February with the Colorado Homeland Defense Alliance (CHDA) which originated the event in 2007.

“The competition has drawn participation from U.S. and Canadian universities with undergraduate and graduate students to allow us to highlight national security related, innovative research. This year looks to be the best competition ever,” according to Mark Volcheff, NSIC Executive Director.

An impressive list of judges for the 2011 event has been assembled from the federal government and research organizations, the U.S. military, Fortune 50 defense industry and security firms.

“The level of judges at the chief scientist or national security policy leadership levels both in the federal government and private sector are extraordinary for an event that is only in its fifth year,” Volcheff said.

The list of Finalist judges includes:

Mr. Chris Doyle, Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology (S&T) Director, Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency

Mr. Sean Roche, Central Intelligence Agency, Office Director, Office of S&T

Dr Steven Aoki, Department of Energy, Deputy Under Secretary Counterterrorism

Dr Susanne Wirwille, North American Aerospace and Defense Command (NORAD) and US Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), Director Science and Technology

Ms. Catherine Steele, The Aerospace Corporation, VP Strategic Space Operations

Mr. Tim Worrall, Dorsey and Whitney, Intellectual Property and Patents Senior Partner

Ms. Mary Petryszyn, Raytheon Company, Mergers and Acquisitions

List of first round judges are:

Dr. Keith A. Blanks, The Aerospace Corporation

Magdalina Boogaard, The International Science Technology and Research Group–ISTAR

Dr. Joel Brand, Brand-Gaus, LLC

Dr. Jay Brasseur, Neumann Systems Group

Jeffrey L. Carson, Air Force Space Command (AFSC)

Lt Col Christopher Chew, USAF, NORAD and USNORTHCOM

Lt Col Dean A. Clothier, USAF, AFSC

Danielle Curcio, Raytheon Company

Ed Doray, NORAD and USNORTHCOM

Thomas Emsley, Camber Corporation

Dr. Ellen Jeanne Ferraro, Raytheon Company

Dr. Randall B. Garrett, Northrop Grumman Technical Services

Daniel Hannan, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command

Dr. Larry Hettinger, Northrop Grumman Technical Services

Dr. Peggy Brooks-Davis Hillebrandt, The Aerospace Corporation

Mitchel Hudson, Booz Allen Hamilton,

William R. Johnson, AFSC

Dr. James M. King, Battelle

James Knies, Booz Allen Hamilton

John Knutson, NORAD and USNORTHCOM

David Lee, Whitney, Bradley & Brown

Don Loren, The Tauri Group

Dr. Edmund Mitchell, Wyle

Bill Montgomery, Whitney, Bradley & Brown

Hal Moore, NORAD and USNORTHCOM

Dana Muchow, Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. Roger Neeland, Colorado Springs Technology Incubator

Dr. David Neumann, Neumann Systems Group

Vayl Oxford, The Tauri Group

Dr. Brooke Pearson, Cubic Applications Inc.

Steven Peterzén, The International Science Technology and Research Group–ISTAR

LTC Andrew C. Riter, USA, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command

Paul Ryan, Whitney, Bradley & Brown

James Schulte, Booz Allen Hamilton

Michael M. Sebring, L-3 Communications Corporation

W. Wyatt Starnes, Advanced Concepts, Harris Corporation

Tim Thompson, Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. Paul M. Thompson, Northrop Grumman Technical Services,

Julie Veazey, Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. Raymond L. Wagner, The Boeing Company,

Lt Col Brian Young, USAF, NORAD and USNORTHCOM

The best and brightest US and Canadian undergraduate and graduate level students conducting national and homeland security-related research are drawn to this one-of-a-kind competition. “We’ve received outstanding interest and support from industry and government sponsors, they want to be a part of this venue that not only highlights innovative technologies, but can also provide brilliant engineering and program management students to serve their future workforce.”, Volcheff said.

The NSIC has also generated interest throughout the technology, homeland security, and defense industry. Sponsors and partners for the competition include: Neumann Systems Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Canadian Consulate Denver, Boeing, Raytheon; ARINC, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Dorsey and Whitney LLP, 5 Star Bank, Aerospace Corp, INTECON, CENTECH Group, Homeland Security Solutions, LLC, the Colorado Springs National Defense Industrial Association; the Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance, the Global Security Challenge Competition, and the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates.

NHDF will host the competition on April 29, 2011 at Doolittle Hall on the campus of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The competition involves two rounds. The first round involves a peer-review of white papers. The review then leads to the selections of up to 10 Finalist teams for oral presentations to a panel of national level judges on April 29.

Scholarship prizes are awarded to the top three finalists selected from a national level set of judges. More than $ 35,000 dollars have been awarded with the most ever dollars planned for the 2011 competition.

Topics can cover the full scope of national security to include technology or concept solutions. Previous entrants have introduced innovations in biometrics, UAVs, cyber security, infrastructure security, border security and first responder support systems.

“The purpose of the competition is to stimulate college undergraduate and graduate student interest to address national security problem solving by exposing their university-sponsored projects to a broad audience including industry, academic, and government organizations involved in aerospace, defense, security, and first responder activities,” said Don Addy, President of NHDF.

All submissions will be included in post-event Proceedings and circulated among federally funded research centers, industry, and government offices.

About NHDF: NHDF was founded in 2004 with the mission of “Security the Future of Liberty” and conducts the annual NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM on Homeland Security and Defense™ held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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National eHealth Innovation Series with Health 2.0, to Kick Off with the New England Summit on October 27th at MA Medical Society

National eHealth Innovation Series with Health 2.0, to Kick Off with the New England Summit on October 27th at MA Medical Society











eHealth Innovation Summit


(PRWEB) August 19, 2011

The National eHealth Innovation Series is excited to announce its inaugural event, New England Summit, will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods (http://www.conferencecenteratwalthamwoods.com), part of the state-of-the-art headquarters of the Massachusetts Medical Society.  Event organizer ARRAHealth is also thrilled to announce that Health 2.0, a leader in health innovation conferences, media, and technology is joining the event as the lead co-sponsor.

“With a world class Advisory Board, venue and partners like Health 2.0, the New England Summit is poised for great success,” said Mark Stevens, CEO of ARRAHealth.  Jean Luc Neptune, Senior Vice President of Health 2.0 agreed, saying “Health 2.0 is excited to participate in and support this first of its kind joint effort to accelerate eHealth innovation and adoption nationwide.” Health 2.0 recently received a multi-million contract from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) to conduct health IT innovation competitions around the country.  Learn more about Health 2.0 visit: http://health2con.

The National eHealth Innovation Series/New England Summit represents the first in a planned series of regional summits bringing together cutting-edge health care providers and payors with innovative early-stage health care information technology companies to showcase and accelerate eHealth innovation across the nation.  The New England Summit will pair an eHealth Innovation Open, which seeks through competition to recognize and award outstanding new health information technology (IT) solutions, with speed-dating sessions matching top innovative health care and solution providers. 

Why is innovation and entrepreneurship important?  According to Wil Yu, Special Assistant for Innovation at the ONC, “the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is directly supporting innovation in health IT to accelerate the nation’s progress toward a 1 of 2 high-performing, adaptive health care system.” Scott Case, CEO of the Obama administration’s new StartUp America Partnership, agreed, noting that “driving American entrepreneurship is critical to creating jobs and sustaining our nation’s global leadership.”  The eHealth Innovations Series/New England Summit is in line with and supports the objectives of the Office of the ONC, its programs and initiatives, including the StartUp America Partnership, announced by the White House in February which seeks to encourage investments in new technologies and businesses through efforts such as the creation of Innovation Exchanges.  For more information, please visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/startup-america-public or http://www.hhs.gov/open/initiatives/startupamerica/index.html.

The eHealth Innovation Series/New England Summit is now seeking the participation of Hospitals and Healthcare Provider Organizations and Payors from across New England plus Innovative eHealth Start-Ups from across the country, along with the support of industry partners & sponsors.  The New England Summit through Health 2.0 will solicit applications from health IT entrepreneurs nationwide and, with the assistance of a world-class Advisory Board, match ten (10) finalists with ten regional (10) providers and payors for a series of educational and match-making sessions with the end goal of standing up a minimum of a dozen (12) new eHealth innovation pilots across the six states which make up New England – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  A limited number of tickets will be made available to the public to participate in this historic event.  Future innovation event locations & dates may include:  Atlanta/Jan ’12; Las Vegas/Feb ’12; Chicago/May ’12; San Francisco/Sept ’12 and Washington, DC/Dec ’12.  For more information regarding the New England Summit, including an event agenda, event ticketing and how payors, providers and entrepreneurs can participate, please visit us at: http://www.ehealthinnovationseries.com or contact Mark Stevens at mstevens(at)ehealthinnovationseries(dot)com.   

About Health 2.0

Health 2.0: The conference. The media network. The Innovation Community. The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge technologies in health care, including Online Communities, Search and lightweight Tools for consumers to manage their health and connect to providers online. The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge is a series of prize competitions promoting health technology innovation. Health 2.0 also has its own media channels, Health 2.0 News and Health 2.0 TV; its own market intelligence service, Health 2.0Advisors; and also sponsors the Health 2.0 Accelerator industry consortium. Health 2.0 was founded by Indu Subaiya & Matthew Holt in 2007 and is now a community of hundreds of organizations and thousands of innovators.Learn more about Health 2.0 visit: http://health2con.

About ARRAHealth

ARRAHealth is a healthcare information technology consulting, events planning and professional services and systems integrator organization with deep and broad industry/domain knowledge and contacts, a passion for innovation and collaboration and a commitment to providing outstanding client service and cost-effective, uncompromising results.  ARRAHealth’s mission is to improve the health of the average patient and their families through the identification and development of health information technology, as well as strategies to facilitate its optimal use. ARRAHealth will develop and deploy strategies, solutions and services to enable various care coordination models by collaborating with providers, payers, public entities and patients to improve care delivery, outcomes and efficiency.

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