Savant promotes SA technology

first_img The multilevel project is an ongoing initiative, which includes participation in local and international trade shows, as well as an effective web presence. These efforts are complemented by extensive promotion material, advertisements and projects, both locally and abroad. When it was established in 2001, its broad objectives were to grow the ICT and electronics industry to increase employment, broaden participation, encourage exports, and promote small business development. Savant – the South African Technology Vanguard – is the country’s marketing and branding campaign for the electro-technical sector, which includes electrical engineering, electronics, information technology and telecommunications. A unit within the Department of Trade and Industry’s Industrial Development Division, it aims to accelerate the development of the country’s hi-tech sector. SAinfo reporter Reviewed: 2 May 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Becoming a local and global voice for the ICT and electronics sectors; Creating awareness about the South African electrotechnical and ICT industries; Strengthening the sector to become globally competitive by showcasing the successes in the South African economy; Promoting export and investment opportunities; Helping to identify potential international partners and facilitating matchmaking opportunities; andCo-ordinating an information portal across the sector and between both the private and public sector.center_img Website: www.savant.co.za Savant acts to alert prospective partners, both at home and abroad, that the local technology industry can compete with the best the world has to offer. Strengths The DTI says South Africa’s competitive advantage is created from the defence and mining sectors as well as high-level government investment in research and development in strategic programmes. The country also has strong engineering and integration capabilities from working as a prime contractor on complex projects.Objectives Savant plans to help grow the sector by:last_img read more

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Come visit Intel booth at Red Hat Virtual Exprience, December 9

first_img     Virtualization Experience panel – Making Impacts in the Datacenter  with Server Virtualization:  12:00 PM –  1:00 PM EST          – Intel’s  Mitch Shults is joining other experts from the industry and discuss the impact  of virtualization in data centers      Exhibit:  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM  EST          – Come  chat with, ask questions to Intel experts on server platforms, virtualization,  RISC migration          – Watch  videos, download whitepapers and product briefs on Intel server platforms,  virtualization, and RISC migration See you at the Intel booth!center_img Register.  Come talk to  Intel, ask questions, and obtain the latest information on RISC migration and  virtualization, from your computer without travelling.  Intel is participating in Red Hat Virtual Experience 2009 (http://www-2.virtualevents365.com/rhexp/about.php) on December 9.  This is a  virtual tradeshow you can visit through your browser.  Intel has a booth in the Exhibit as well as  participating in the Virtual Experience panel discussion, introducing the latest  technologies, ideas, around virtualization and migration from RISC/UNIX to  Intel/RHEL.  last_img read more

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Billie Jean King Honored By Womens Forum Of New York

first_imgThe Women’s Forum of New York hosted The 4th Annual Elly Awards Luncheon this week benefitting The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.Ami Kaplan, Billie Jean King, David N. Dinkins, Rikki Klieman, Sallie Krawcheck, Beverly Beaudoin, Karen FinermanCredit/Copyright: Jemal Countess/GettyThe awards, named for Women’s Forum founder Elinor “Elly” Guggenheimer, were presented to outstanding women leaders, Billie Jean King, 39-time Grand Slam winning tennis player and champion of social change and equality, and Sallie Krawcheck, Chair, Ellevate Network and Ellevate Asset Management, and staunch supporter of women in the financial industry.Over 400 people attended the awards luncheon raising $200,000 for The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum. On hand to bestow the key awards were celebrity presenters The Honorable David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor of the City of New York,; and Karen Finerman, CEO of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, and panelist on CNBC’s Fast Money.“The Women’s Forum is a leadership organization of New York’s preeminent female leaders in every professional sector, from finance to fine arts. Appreciating that education is the key to success in every industry, we pride ourselves in helping high potential women over the age of 35 return to college after their education has been disrupted by life’s adversities. Giving these women a second chance to realize their potential is our way of giving back and building new leaders,” said Ami Kaplan, President of the Women’s Forum of New York.“The change that Education Fund grants have on women and their families is truly inspirational. Our awardees redefine for themselves what is possible and become great role models for their daughters. We believe if you educate a woman you impact generations. Twenty-seven years ago we started out small but now, because of the Elly Awards, our education grants are significant and make a real difference. Fifteen fellowships were awarded to help women overcome obstacles and hardship in returning to their higher education to help realize their dreams,” said Beverly Beaudoin, President, The Education Fund of the Women’s Forum of New York.Following the awards presentations, Rikki Klieman, attorney, best-selling author, television anchor, and CBS News legal analyst, led an in-depth conversation with the honorees that revolved around leadership, covering a wide range of issues facing women in the workforce today.VIPs who attended the event included: Ami Kaplan, President of the Women’s Forum of New York; Beverly Beaudoin, President of the Education Fund of the Women’s Forum of New York; Lucy Jarvis, television producer and Legendary Chair of The Elly Awards; Anne Donovan Bodnar, Co-Chair, the 2014 Elly Awards; Eugenia Ulasewicz, Co-Chair, the 2014 Elly Awards; Carolyn Jane Maloney, U.S. Representative for New York’s 12th congressional district; Mary Harney, the former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health in Ireland, and member of the Irish International Women’s Forum; and Bill Bratton, New York City Police Commissioner.last_img read more

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