ASEN Presents the Pan-African Robotics Competition (PARC) 2018

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 22 February 2017 – Association of STEM Educators in Nigeria – ASEN: is an umbrella non-government and non-for profit association of STEM charities, philanthropist and volunteers in Nigeria. The main objective of the association is to promote, develop and nurture STEM education and its application in Nigeria.

Competition Description:
Africa has 6 out of 10 fastest growing economies but it also has the highest disease burden in the world. PARC 2018 challenges African student to devise solutions to provide access to quality Health services using science and technology – Surgical Robotics, Wearable Biosensors, Hand-held Point of Care Diagnostics, Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare education, Organs on a chip, Internet of Things for Healthcare, Drug/Vaccine development, and manufacturing, etc. The PARC 2018 which takes place once a year will be taking place in Kigali, Rwanda.

The competition will be divided into four (4) categories:

  1. Tech League (Grades: 4 – 8), Age: 11 – 15 years, Challenge: It’s an Outbreak
  2. Stars League (Grades: 9 – 12), Age: 15 – 19 years, Challenge: Manufacturing Medicine
  3. Makers League (Grades: 9 – 12), Age: 15 – 19 years, Challenge: Hospitals of the Future
  4. Engineering League (Grades: Undergraduates), Challenge: Enabling the Disabled

Brainiacs STEM & Robotics, Roboglobal Education Consultancy, Letslearn.ng, Aramex, DocuLand, Start-up Arewa and Young Innovators are collaborating with ASEN to organize Hackathon to select a team to join the ASEN’s Nigerian delegation to Rwanda for PARC 2018. The selection will focus on the following 2 categories as outlined in by PARC:

  1. Makers League (Grades: 9 – 12), Age: 15 – 19 years, Challenge: Hospitals of the Future
  2. Engineering League (Grades: Undergraduates), Challenge: Enabling the Disabled

Refer to PARC website via this link http://parcrobotics.org/files/parc2018kigali.pdf for details of the rules and guidelines for the competition. Each team will be required to develop a solution in line with the theme and guidelines issued by PARC.

The Hackathon will hold on in Kaduna, the capital city of Kaduna State as follows:

Date: 24th February 2018
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Kaduna ICT Hub, 47 Kanta Road, Kaduna

The Hackathon will hold on in Lagos as follows:

Date: 24th February 2018
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: 78A Isale Eko Road, Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The PARC Final Hackathon will hold in Kigali Rwanda as follows:

Day: 25th March 2018 – 28th March 2018
Venue: Kigali Convention Centre, KG 2 Roundabout, Kimihurura Kigali Rwanda

Winners of the Hackathon will be sponsored to join the Nigerian team under the ages of 15 and above.

How to be a participant: Interested students should form a team of 3 individuals and register here with the following information:

  1. Individual team member’s names
  2. Team name
  3. Names of schools/university
  4. Course of study (for university students)
  5. Name of team lead
  6. Short abstract of your team idea and
  7. Passport numbers.

Only selected teams will be allowed to participate in the hackathon. Registration for the hackathon closes on the 22nd February at 12 midnight Nigerian time.

How to get involved to be a team manager and/or coach: Volunteers interested in supporting and mentoring the winners ahead of departure to Kigali can register here and indicate how they want to support.

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Association of STEM Educators in Nigeria – ASEN

IQVIA set to launch digital platform to connect healthcare professionals

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – 01 February 2018 – Leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and human data science, IQVIA, formerly known as Quintiles IMS, has announced plans to launch a digital healthcare platform. The move is aimed at deepening networking and collaboration among healthcare providers and helps stem the ugly trend of inter-professional rivalry in Nigeria’s health industry

IQVIA HCPSpace is a platform designed to bring together all specialties and subspecialties of Doctors – Pharmacists, Nurses, Medical Laboratory Scientists, and all other Healthcare Professionals, where they can connect to peers, follow Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), discuss medical cases, establish public/private groups, view videos for increased knowledge, earn Continuing Professional Development, CPD points from content provided by approved bodies and KOLs, find jobs and career opportunities across multiple regions in Africa and the Middle East.

The platform is device-independent, mobile-responsive and optimized, and available for free download as native IOS and Android apps in the relevant app stores. As a social tool that leverages technology and human insight, IQVIA HCPSpace will radically alter Nigeria’s health landscape for good, according to experts.

Speaking on the impending launch, Country Manager, IQVIA West Africa, Pharm. Remi Adeseun said, “we believe in collaboration and networking in an environment that can be trusted and one which is dedicated to verified healthcare professionals across Nigeria, Africa as a whole and the Middle East. The IQVIA HCPSpace will help improve the Healthcare Professionals’ practice, patient experience and produce desired healthcare outcomes.”

It would be recalled that a Communiqué was issued at the end of the Inter-Professional Collaboration Symposium organized by the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN. The event which held on May 11, 2017, at the University of Lagos encapsulated an 8-points resolution and identified the concept of universal communication and collaboration among healthcare professionals that is yielding documented benefits and gains in the healthcare sector across the world.

For more information on HCPSpace, please visit – https://hcpspace.solutions.iqvia.com

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About IQVIA 

IQVIA (NYSE:IQV) is a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services focused on using data and science to help healthcare clients find better solutions for their patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness advances in healthcare information, technology, analytics and human ingenuity to drive healthcare forward. IQVIA enables companies to rethink approaches to clinical development and commercialization, innovate with confidence as well as accelerate meaningful healthcare outcomes. IQVIA has approximately 55,000 employees in more than 100 countries, all committed to making the potential of human data science a reality. IQVIA’s approach to human data science is powered by the IQVIA CORE™, driving unique actionable insights at the intersection of big data, advanced technology, and analytics with extensive industry knowledge.

IQVIA is a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy. The company uses a wide variety of privacy-enhancing technologies and safeguards to protect individual privacy while generating and analyzing the information that helps their customers drive human health outcomes forward. IQVIA’s insights and execution capabilities help biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies, medical researchers, government agencies, payers and other healthcare stakeholders tap into a deeper understanding of diseases, human behaviors, and scientific advances, in an effort to advance their path toward cures. To learn more, visit www.IQVIA.com.

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Oludare Akinbo
Manager, Technology Solutions
Mobile: +234 8033233193
Email: dakinbo@ae.imshealth.com

Sky’s Most Anticipated Drama Britannia Available Exclusively on iflix

From today, iflix subscribers across the region including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe can stream or download each episode from the moment of release, exclusively on iflix

AudioAge – Cape Town, South Africa – January 22, 2018 – iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, is pleased to announce it will be the exclusive online home for Sky’s highly anticipated historical period drama Britannia. From today, iflix subscribers across the region including Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe can stream or download each episode from the moment of release, exclusively on iflix.

Set in 43AD, Britannia tells the story of the determined, but terrified Roman invaders and the occupied Celts and Druids, whose lives are changed forever by the arrival of a new world order. Britannia begins in 43AD as the Roman Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia – a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the mysterious forces of the Underworld. Arch Celtic rivals Kerra (Kelly Reilly) and Antedia (Zoë Wanamaker) must face the Roman invasion led by the towering figure of Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey) as it cuts a swathe through the Celtic Resistance. Britannia joins iflix Africa’s extensive library of popular exclusive titles from Sky including Riviera and Tin Star.

Evert van der Veer, iflix Head of Content, Africa and the Middle East, commented: “The addition of Britannia is a testament to iflix’s commitment to showcase the very best international content to subscribers across the region. We are excited to partner with Sky to bringing our customers this year’s most anticipated new series before any other entertainment platform in the region.”

Currently available in 25 markets across Asia, MENA, and sub-Saharan Africa, iflix offers consumers a vast library of top Hollywood, regional, and local TV shows and movies including many first run exclusives and award-winning programs, each subscription allows users to access the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever.

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary one-month trial with full access to its service, features and content. Go to www.iflix.com to register.

ABOUT IFLIX

iflix (www.iflix.com) is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. With a vast selection everyone’s favourite comedies, drama, K-drama, Turkish drama, Bollywood, Nollywood, cartoons, movies, live sports and more from Hollywood, the UK, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix places the entertainment people want at their fingertips to either stream or download. For one low monthly fee, iflix subscribers can watch on their mobile phone, laptop, tablet or TV, wherever, whenever.

Let’s play.

iflix is currently available to consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Cambodia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Nepal, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

MEDIA CONTACT
Kathryn Mechie
Regional PR & Communications Manager
(+27) 0711382253
Kathryn@iflix.com

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Samsung prepares for new phase of growth in Nigeria

The electronics manufacturer is streamlining its operations across the continent to achieve greater operational efficiencies

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – January 18, 2018 – Samsung Electronics West Africa (SEWA) is refocusing its vision and strategy for Nigeria, the West African sub-region and the continent in general. The exercise, the company said, is geared towards stimulating a higher level of operational efficiency, with the overarching objective of providing customers with the highest quality products, sales and services. Through this process, the company will shore up its market leadership position across the continent.

As a dynamic and innovative organisation, SEWA is constantly exploring ground-breaking ways of providing its customers with best-in-class products, sales, support and marketing functions, said President and CEO, Samsung Electronics, Africa, Mr. Sung Yoon.

“We wish to reiterate our commitment to this market and our focus on delivering the highest quality products, service, and support, for which our customers have come to admire us. We can assure all our stakeholders that, as an organisation, we have gained useful insights from events of our recent past, both positive and negative, and are confident that the lessons learned will help propel us into our next phase of growth,” he commented.

A Legacy of High Quality Products

Yoon said since Samsung began operations in Nigeria in 2005, it has created a niche for itself by offering high-quality products. This has impacted positively on the Nigerian economy in various ways, such as fostering knowledge/technology transfer and creating employment directly and indirectly for millions of Nigerians. The company has also been heavily invested in corporate social responsibility in areas such as education, environmental sustainability and economic empowerment, through the numerous CSR projects it has undertaken.

Investing in Education

In Nigeria, Samsung has invested significantly in its partnership with the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board, through which it is helping to equip the country’s youth with the technical skills they need to transform their lives and contribute to the development of the country.

The Samsung Engineering Academy enrolls over 1000 students yearly across various countries in Africa with the aim of closing the gap between skills and demand in the job market. Graduates have a 40% job placement track record, while others go on to pursue further higher education, training or start their own businesses.

“Samsung’s aim is to build successful partnerships in Nigeria to equip the country’s youth with the technical skills they need to transform their lives and contribute to the development of the country,” says Mr. Sung Yoon, President and CEO, Samsung Electronics Africa. He adds that the Samsung Engineering Academy revolutionizes traditional education by providing technical and vocational training for school leavers, tertiary students and unemployed youth.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com

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Samsung Electronics

Guangzhou Automobile Company (GAC Motor) Secures Exclusive Rights for the Second Season of FORBES AFRICA: My Worst Day with Peace Hyde

The show has one of the highest viewerships on the Pan-African business channel CNBC Africa

AudioAge – Lagos, Nigeria – January 16, 2018 – Guangzhou Automobile Company (GAC Motor) (www.GAC-Motor.com), one of the top five biggest Chinese automobile manufacturers, has secured the exclusive rights for the flagship FORBES AFRICA television show, My Worst Day with Peace Hyde. The partnership comes after the successful launch of the first season, which profiled some of the leading business moguls including Aliko Dangote, Folorunsho Alakija, Tonye Cole, Herman Mashaba, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi among many others.

“We are very pleased to have this new partnership with GAC Motor. The show has one of the highest viewerships on the Pan-African business channel, CNBC Africa (www.CNBCafrica.com), and has set the benchmark as the most engaging program featuring some of the most successful moguls of our time. To be able to continue the next season with such a prestigious brand like GAC is amazing,” says Peace Hyde, the show’s host and Head of Digital Media and Partnerships and West Africa Correspondent for FORBES AFRICA.

“We are proud to be part of this historic moment with FORBES AFRICA. We believe the two brands share the same vision of excellence and through the My Worst Day show, we hope to assure Nigerians that, no matter what they go through, good or bad, they can always rely on GAC Motors,” says Chief Diana Chan, Chairman of Choice International, owner of GAC Motor franchise, Nigeria.

“The FORBES AFRICA brand is renowned for its quality and prestige and we believe the partnership with GAC sits well with the brand. These are the types of people you do not hear from on a daily basis and for one program to be able to pull them together at the same time is a feat worth celebrating,” says Frederic Van de vyver, Head of CNBC Africa, West Africa.

About CNBC Africa:
CNBC Africa (www.CNBCafrica.com) is Africa’s most powerful multiplatform business media brand; owned by Africa Business News and headquartered in Johannesburg, is part of the global CNBC family, reaching audiences in over 100 countries. Together with its companion site CNBCAfrica.com, CNBC Africa focuses on business, money, finance and economic news originating from sub-Saharan Africa. CNBC is available in 90% of sub-Saharan Africa through DTH and satellite TV operator, Canal Plus, DStv, Kwese, MultiChoice Africa, StarTimes Nigeria, Vubiquity and Black. You can also access CNBC Africa through our digital live stream. CNBC has bureaus in over 15 cities, including, Lagos, Abuja, Johannesburg, Nairobi, Accra, Kigali. CNBC currently has an estimated patronage of over 500,000 viewers in South Africa. Viewership data in other markets is not currently available.

About ABN:
ABN (http://ABN360.com) offers a holistic approach to telling Africa’s business story – first. With much-esteemed international brands such as CNBC Africa and FORBES AFRICA providing a broadcast and print platform respectively, the ABN conglomerate also offers resources to organize world-class events across the African continent, through ABN Productions. The ABN Training Institute boasts state-of-the-art facilities to provide media training among many other courses, while ABN Digital is the company’s online presence for your up-to-date business and markets news. Through its sub-brands, ABN aims to be Africa’s leading aggregator and distributor of business and economic news.

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CNBC Africa

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ABN Group

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