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NEC’s artificial intelligence (AI) supports doctors to determine if colorectal lesions are potentially neoplastic

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TOKYO, Jul 14, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the development of an AI technology for supporting doctors in determining if colorectal lesions are neoplastic or non-neoplastic. NEC developed a new technology, called “Cx20,” while seeking to assist in the early detection of colorectal lesions. Cx20 has already met the requirements for CE marking, a European safety, health and environmental protection standard, and will be integrated in the medical device AI diagnostic support software “WISE VISION Endoscopy” (1), with sales expected to start in Europe later this year.

The Cx20 function supports the identification of disease.
During examinations, suspected lesions are automatically detected through video taken by endoscope devices. Doctors then extract still images (left) and analysis results are soon displayed (right)

This software connects and interacts with existing endoscopic equipment and automatically notifies users if a lesion is possibly neoplastic based on images captured during endoscopy procedures. The software then becomes an extra tool immediately available to assist endoscopists in the differentiation of lesions and reduces the burden on patients.

Colorectal cancer originates from precancerous lesions (colorectal neoplastic polyps) and it is possible to suppress its progression by detecting and removing lesions at an early stage during endoscopy procedures. It is, however, sometimes difficult for endoscopists to visually distinguish between neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions during endoscopy examinations, resulting in unnecessary biopsies and removal of non-neoplastic lesions, thereby causing additional stress and discomfort to patients. Colorectal cancer is said to be the second-largest cancer (2) in the European region, and the latest version of WISE VISION Endoscopy, which launches first in Europe, promises to help doctors address this challenging issue.

To improve the chances of identifying if colorectal lesions are possibly neoplastic, and so to help endoscopists in their decision process, NEC developed a new technology where the learning power of AI is used to combine information of endoscopy images and data from the findings of expert physicians. Specifically, the technology analyzes still images of lesions taken with endoscopy devices, and if the AI determines that a colorectal lesion is likely to be neoplastic a “High possibility” notification message is displayed.

NEC and the National Cancer Center Japan have been collaborating since 2016 to develop a technology that automatically detects suspected colorectal lesions during endoscopy examinations. NEC began sales of software incorporating this technology in January of this year (3). With the addition of this function in Europe, WISE VISION Endoscopy aims to help reduce the burden on doctors and patients by providing additional and immediately beneficial support during the examination process. In developing this solution NEC applied its face recognition technology, belonging to its portfolio of cutting edge AI based technologies (labelled “NEC the WISE”), which has been highly evaluated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States (4).

In the future, NEC will further promote joint research with the National Cancer Center Japan to further enhance the performance of its AI technology and to assist endoscopists with its usage.

About WISE VISION Endoscopy

This software can be connected to endoscopes from leading endoscope manufacturers (5). By simply connecting an existing endoscope to a monitor and terminal equipped with the software, users can start using it immediately. The system issues sound notifications when a candidate lesion has been located, and the type and volume of the notification can be customized at any time according to user preferences. Moreover, a highly visible user interface allows intuitive operation, enabling endoscopists to smoothly proceed with examinations.

Going forward, NEC aims to accelerate digital transformation in the medical field by providing safe and secure products and services, including AI, to promote a healthy, and sustainable society, where individuals can thrive from the utilization of advanced IT technologies.

(1) “WISE VISION” is a registered trademark of NEC Corporation in the United States of America, the European Union and the United Kingdom.
(2) According to United European Gastroenterology
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(3) NEC releases “WISE VISION Endoscopy” in Europe and Japan
https://www.nec.com/en/press/202101/global_20210112_01.html
Yamada M, Saito Y, Imaoka H, et al. Development of a real-time endoscopic image diagnosis support system using deep learning technology in colonoscopy. Sci Rep. 2019;9:14465. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50567-5. PMID: 31594962
(4) NEC Face Recognition Technology Ranks First in NIST Accuracy Testing
https://www.nec.com/en/press/201910/global_20191003_01.html
(5) Connectivity and operations have been confirmed with the following endoscopes.
Olympus EVIS LUCERA ELITE Video System Center CV-290
FUJIFILM ELUXEO video processor VP-7000

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Alphaus enters Singapore Cloud Financial Management market with Cloud Comrade win

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KUALA LUMPUR, July 29, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Alphaus Inc. (https://alphaus.cloud/jp/), a prominent start up in the Cloud Financial Management space in Japan, has made a successful foray into the Singapore market in line with its strategic growth plans. The company will provide its suite of cloud financial management (CFM) solutions to the fast-growing Managed Services Provider (MSP) Cloud Comrade (https://cloudcomrade.com/). The overall value of Alphaus’ solutions and support, with the ability for bespoke integrations to the financial services system, were key considerations for Cloud Comrade to switch to Alphaus’ products as critical components for its business operations.

Andy Waroma and Hajime Hirose

Signing Cloud Comrade- the first Singapore-headquartered AWS Premier Consulting Partner that is also a Google Premier Partner and Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform partner- as a client gives Alphaus great impetus in achieving its strategic goals for the Southeast region. Its growing Global Delivery Centre in Kuala Lumpur, established last year, is a testament to the company’s commitment to provide dedicated support for the unique needs of a diverse clientele across various countries and industries in this high-potential region.

Solving cloud financial management challenges

Cliched as it sounds, the ‘New Normal’ is upon us with increasing clarity that it is in the cloud. According to a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in 2020, the Asia Pacific- including India and Australia- is leading this charge as the adoption of the public cloud in the region outpaces that in the US and Western Europe. From a modest 3 percent of their IT spend on the public cloud in 2016, businesses in APAC are projected to spend over 10% of the IT budget on the public cloud by 2023.

Despite the promising growth and outlook for migration to the cloud, the complexity and lack of adequate clarity into the costs of cloud infrastructure deployment present a serious challenge for businesses making or facilitating such a transition. This was highlighted in a survey of over 100 companies in Malaysia carried out last year. In the recent past, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has also highlighted this problem while recommending that companies take appropriate steps for CFM. ‘Cloud waste’ or sub-optimal utilization of cloud resources is another major pain point, preventing businesses from deriving maximum ROI on their cloud spend.

Alphaus precisely addresses these challenges, expanding its footprint in APAC as a pioneer in simplifying billing/spend management and tackling cloud waste for companies. Its suite of user-friendly and feature-rich Software-as-a-Service products – Wave* and Ripple** — is serving as a catalyst to faster, greater, and better adoption and use of the cloud.

Helping Cloud Comrade in its growth journey

Cloud Comrade is one of the many companies experiencing the value of Aphaus’ solutions. The company had been on the lookout for a more effective solution and a reliable partner who could help navigate the dynamic future of cloud management to jointly deliver even greater value and a better cloud experience for their customers.

“As a cloud Managed Services Provider, we enable several large organizations in the region with their digital transformation and migration to the cloud. It is a critical success factor for both our clients and us that we not only have complete clarity on all the costs associated with the cloud infrastructure but are also making optimum utilization of any cloud resources deployed. The SaaS solutions from Alphaus for billing management and cloud cost optimization provide us with the requisite tools, information, and intelligence to achieve these seamlessly. These tools are integral to our operations and in use 24/7. Alphaus’ Wave and Ripple go a long way in helping maximize ROI, one of the key value propositions for moving to the cloud,” said Andy Waroma, Co-Founder & Co-Managing Director of Cloud Comrade.

“We are thrilled to have a leader like Cloud Comrade as a client and help it deliver better customer service with bespoke integrations to its financial services system,” said Hajime Hirose, CEO of Alphaus Inc. “The APAC is a digital hub that is at the cusp of unprecedented use of cloud services. Our goal is to enable every business to fully realize the value of migrating their IT infrastructure to the cloud. All change does not have to be painful. This belief explains our relentless focus on simplifying billing/spend management, helping companies realize cost and time savings, optimizing resources and consequently, directly impacting their bottom line. We are committed to continually introduce features that fulfill these objectives for our partners and clients; our strong presence and expansion in the APAC market manifests this commitment.”

*Wave- Cloud Cost Optimization and Management
Manages multiple AWS cloud accounts in one place, analyzes organizations’ cost and optimizes budget easily. Wave helps organizations get a clear picture of the cost of cloud infrastructure, discover wasted resources and excessive costs.

**Ripple- Billing Management Solution for MSPs and resellers
Recalculates AWS invoices and reallocates Reserved Instances (RIs) only to linked accounts they belong to, helping the former to accurately charge their customers. Ripple helps service providers save significant time and hassle in complex accounting and billing. Service providers can also use Ripple to plan their RI procurement strategy for maximum ROI.

About Alphaus Inc.

Alphaus, a VC-backed tech start-up on a mission to simplify cloud computing for everyone specializes in Cloud Financial Management (CFM) solutions. The company is focused on enabling its cloud services partners and clients to understand, manage and optimize complicated cloud spend, billings and resource allocation for maximizing ROI on their investments in the cloud. An AWS Advanced Technology Partner, Alphaus provides a suite of Software-as-a-Service solutions for multi-cloud management supporting AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Founded in 2015, Alphaus Inc. is backed by reputed investors like DNX Ventures, NTT DoCoMo Ventures, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Archetype Ventures, Accord Ventures and 500 Startups. The company’s roster of clients includes NTT Data, Nomura Research Institute (NRI), and ISI-Dentsu. Headquartered in Japan, Alphaus has a rapidly growing Global Delivery Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia comprising 10 team members to support its rapid expansion in the Asia Pacific and Oceania regions.

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Rishanty Navaratnam, People & Administration Lead
Tel: +60 12 952 2655
E-mail: [email protected]


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Source: Alphaus

Sectors: Daily Finance, Cloud & Enterprise, Startups
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Mitsubishi Corporation: Regeneration Project / Investment in Australian Integrated Carbon Pty Ltd

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TOKYO, Jul 29, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire a 40% interest in Australian Integrated Carbon Pty Ltd (AIC), which is engaged in the sale of carbon credits. The credits are obtained through CO2-sequstrations achieved in the regrowth of Australia’s native forests through a process called human-induced regeneration.

Human-induced regeneration is an established methodology in Australia. It employs new land-management practices to facilitate the regeneration of native woodlands that have been lost over the past few centuries due to clearing and overgrazing. The amount of CO2 stored in the regenerated forests is officially certified as Australian Carbon Credit Units by the Australian Government. AIC aims to capture global CO2 emissions by 100 million tons through its growing portfolio.

Since 2015, the Australian Government contributed over 4.5 billion AUD to establish the country’s carbon-credit auction market, the size of which had reached 16 million CO2 tons by 2020 and is today one of the largest in the world. The government is encouraging human- induced regeneration activities because in addition to being more feasible and cost-competitive than other decarbonization methods, they benefit farmers through revenue diversification, soil improvement, and biodiversity conservation. These activities are considered vital to achieving Australia’s climate targets as set down under the Paris Agreement.

While MC remains committed to its own efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, it is equally proud to support forest-regeneration and other large-scale, CO2 sequestration projects that are dedicated to the decarbonization of our planet.

MC is excited about leveraging this investment in AIC to learn more about competitive forest-regeneration projects and help their growth throughout Australia and other parts of the world. This investment falls in step with MC’s key sustainability objectives, which include “transitioning to a low-carbon society” and “growing together with local communities”.

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Solar Retailers: Stop Searching For Solar Marketing Ideas. Your Passage To Growth Has Finally Arrived.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021 – PV Passage is here with the goal to disrupt the solar industry. They are paving the way for smaller suppliers to compete against large-scale, corporate retailers.

Built from a team of industry professionals, each member has over 14 years of experience in the solar market. Lived experience from the days of pre-$8000 government rebates through turbulent markets and an ever-evolving industry to successfully support retailers in becoming long-term resilient players.

Acting as a guide, PV Passage’s purpose is to support the smaller suppliers in each step of the process. From lead generation to supply management to sales training, PV Passage is here to even the playing field, giving David the slingshot he needs to take on Goliath.

With a formula of proven solar marketing ideas, reliable and consistent supply, in-depth sales training, and a deep understanding of the industry, the team at PV Passage has got all you need to grow your striving business to reach its full potential

It’s no secret that the more prominent international suppliers dominate the industry. These companies have a stronghold in the supply chain. With no exclusivity offered, retailers are competing against each other for small profit margins. For the smaller of these retailers, it can be simply too hard to compete – until now.

No matter where in Australia you are located, PV Passage has proven solutions. From solar in Tasmania to Townsville to Byron Bay and beyond, a tailored solution to suit your business’s goals is waiting for you.

With vast experience navigating a competitive and cut-throat industry, the PV Passage team has identified the gaps that restrain quality operators from expanding beyond their limits. Knowing your product and delivering a flawless service is not always enough. Raising your profile to a necessary point of scale takes time and knowledge. This is where the challenges arise. This is where PV Passage fills the gap for small but ambitious solar providers.

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The only solar distributor in Australia to offer real-world competitive advantages for the growing solar retailer. Advantages such as product exclusivity, geo exclusivity, tailored sales training, and a reliable supply chain. Retailers have the chance to skip the competition and focus on what they’re good at: providing a high-quality service.

PV Passage is looking for candidates that best match their growth model, and partnerships are limited, so enquire now if your business is ready to take passage.

Contact at www.pvpassage.com.au.


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VFS Global opens new UAE Attestation Centres in the Philippines

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MANILA, July 28, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – Customers in the Philippines can directly visit the UAE Attestation Centres located in Makati City, Malate in Manila and Cebu without any prior appointment for document attestation services which commenced on 1 July 2021. Services at the Centre include personal documents (Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate etc.), educational documents (School Certificate, Diploma etc.), and commercial documents (Business Registrations, Invoices).

Customers who are travelling to UAE or the Middle East can submit their documents in person for attestation by walk-in directly at our new centres that adhere to the stringent safety and physical distancing guidelines prescribed by the World Health Organisation and local authorities. The convenience of doorstep document collection and delivery with real-time tracking of key documents via courier will be made available soon for the residents in these three locations. The mode of payment is cash only at present. Please note that all documents submitted for attestation should already have an apostille by DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs), UAE.

Commenting on the inauguration of the new UAE Attestation Centres, Mr Jiten Vyas, Regional Group COO, VFS Global, “We are excited to extend our long-standing partnership with the Government of the UAE to the next level through the launch of the new Attestation Centres in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs. By leveraging on our vast operations network and expertise in Attestation services globally, our newly opened UAE Attestation Centres across the Philippines will offer an enhanced experience for customers with a secure application process and with a range of Value Added Services like pick and drop, end-to-end support, courier, translation etc.”

Key advantages of the new UAE Attestation Centre include:
– Secured end to end process legalisation process
– Safety of documents shared for attestation and legalisation
– On-time processing and return of important documents

Important information for UAE attestation services customers in the Philippines:

As the safety of our customers and employees is our priority, VFS Global has implemented strict health and safety measures in line with Government guidelines for physical distancing at the Centres. Customers must wear a face mask/face covering to enter the premises, and a temperature reading will be required on arrival. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 37.3 degrees Celsius), cough and difficulty in breathing, will not be allowed to proceed with their applications and be allowed to reschedule their appointments for another day.

Customers can visit our website: http://www.vfsattestation.com/philippines/ or call our helpline number +639190615894 or email us [email protected] for more details.

UAE Attestation Centre
– Address in Makati City: VFS Global, Unit M01, Mezzanine Floor, Ecoplaza Building, 2305 Chino Roces Ave.Extension, Makati City, Metro Manila 1231, Philippines
– Address in Malate: VFS Global, Ground Floor, DY International Building, San Marcelino corner Gen. Malvar St. Malate, Manila 1004, Philippines
– Address in Cebu: VFS Global, 5th Floor Unit 503 Kepwealth Center, Samar Loop cor. Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
Email id: [email protected]
Helpline: +639190615894
Website: http://www.vfsattestation.com/philippines/
Submission Timing: 0900 hrs – 1300 hrs (Monday to Friday, except holidays)

*VFS Global will be responsible only for accepting applications for client missions. All applications submitted will continue to be assessed and processed by the respective client missions. Timelines for turnaround are as per the discretion of the authorities.

About VFS Global

VFS Global is the world’s largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide. With 3523 Application Centres, operations in 143 countries across five continents and over 230 million applications processed (since inception in 2001) as on 30 June 2021, VFS Global is the trusted partner of 62 client governments. The company manages non-judgmental and administrative tasks related to applications for visa, passport and consular services for its client governments, enabling them to focus entirely on the critical task of assessment.

VFS Global is majority owned by the global investment organisation EQT. The Swiss-based Kuoni and Hugentobler Foundation holds a minority stake in VFS Global. EQT is a global investment organisation with offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and a 27-year track record of consistent investment performance across multiple geographies, sectors, and strategies. EQT AB Group is listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm stock exchange. EQT manages and advises a range of specialized investment funds and other investment vehicles that invest across the world with the mission to generate attractive returns and future-proof companies. EQT funds’ investors do not influence portfolio companies’ decision making or strategies. Nor do they have access to private and confidential business assets or client and customer data.

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