Business Worldwide Magazine 2022 Top 20

business worldwide magazine 2022 top 20

Prague based medtech company Leeaf has been recognized by Business Worldwide Magazine in its "20 Most Innovative Companies to Watch, 2022" awards.

The list is a celebration of the trailblazing organisations that are game changers in their respective industries and altering the corporate landscape. Whether it's healthcare, banking, industry, construction, energy or more, these companies are at the cutting edge of breakthrough technologies, innovation, and modernized business structures. Those included have a shared goal of developing revolutionary products and technology that can drive scalable business models and disrupt established industries and markets.

According to a 2020 report from UCLA Health, an estimated 15% of people will face conception issues. Globally, 48.5 million couples and 186 million individuals experience infertility, with around 9% or men and 10% of women aged 15-44 reporting fertility issues in the USA alone.

Leeaf empowers fertility treatments and improves the conception journey through innovative technology. Seeking to disrupt existing patterns in female healthcare and contributing their part to a future where women benefit from a personalized medical approach, Leeaf spreads awareness, educates, and counteracts the notion of infertility as a socially taboo topic.

The company was founded in 2020 by Jan Choma, a successful entrepreneur and business leader with a background in the delivery of AI based cognitive solutions to the healthcare sector. His background in AI played an important part in the speed at which the company was able to move forward as Jan had previously experimented with ways of applying AI to evaluate the quality of embryos with outstanding success, drawing attention from several significant industry players.

Leeaf delivers an efficiency-enabling digital health platform for physicians and patients undergoing assisted reproduction treatment. The Leeaf solution provides hyper-personalised fertility treatment recommendations for both doctor and patient, harnessing big data analysis and AI methodology to positively impact the conception journey.

The Leeaf platform offers two main solutions: the Leeaf Physician Portal, which provides physicians with tailored fertility treatment data and recommendations; and the Leeaf mobile App, which is for couples undergoing fertility treatment. Jan and his team are also conducting a study that investigates four key areas - medical, lifestyle, environmental and genetic – and investigates how they affect the outcomes of ovarian stimulation for IVF.

Leeaf is currently conducting an international and multi-centric observational research study of biomarkers to investigate the effect of four-dimensional patient data (medical, lifestyle, environmental, and genetic) on the outcomes of ovarian stimulation for IVF. While the study will allow scientists to look deeper into factors that may influence the outcomes of controlled ovarian stimulation, it will also allow Leeaf to fine-tune existing algorithms and develop new decision-supporting algorithms.

Business Worldwide Magazine is the leading source of business and dealmaker intelligence throughout the world. Our quarterly magazine and online news portal enables an established audience of corporate dealmakers to track the latest news, stories and developments affecting the international markets, corporate finance, business strategy and changes in legislation. This readership includes of CEO/CFO - Banks, Corporate Lawyers and Venture Capital/Private Equity Companies to name a few.

The Best Smart TVs for US Consumers

the best smart tvs for us consumers

Admittedly, there are a lot of excellent smart TVs on the market these days- which is the best for the average US consumer? That's tricky; there are lots of factors to consider. First, consider the size and resolution of the smart TV. If you want a large TV for your living room, you need to ensure that the smart TV you choose has a high resolution; this is the only way to ensure you'll enjoy excellent HD content. Next, consider the price. Smart TVs can differ in price- from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. You need to decide how much to spend on a new device.

So, which TV is the best TV for US consumers? As noted, much depends on your needs and budget. However, the following TVs might present the best options for most people with a modest budget: First, consider the Samsung Q90R QLED TV. This is a top-of-the-line TV with a gorgeous 4K display, excellent HDR support, and a ton of fantastic features. However, it's one of the most expensive TVs on the market, so it's not for everyone.

Next is the LG OLED C9. The high features TV has an excellent OLED display that provides superb picture quality. Moreover, it's loaded with many awesome features. It's also quite expensive but an excellent option for those who want the best picture quality. Then, we have the Sony X950G. The high-resolution TV has a great 4K display and good HDR support.

Admittedly, the Sony X950G isn't as feature-rich as the other two TV models. It's, however, an excellent option for those who want a great picture without spending tons of money. Certainly, any of these TVs would be a great choice for most people of modest means. Here's the primary yardstick: There are essential factors to consider when purchasing a smart TV; this includes the price, desired features, and quality.

Further, US electronic device consumers have a few other viable options when it comes to smart TV choices. As noted, Samsung QLED TV is one excellent option; others include the LG OLED TV and the Sony Bravia A9F OLED TV. Undoubtedly, these models offer a great combination of features, quality, and value, and they should be at the top of any US consumer's must-have list. Often, many go for Samsung QLED 8K TV. Seemingly, this TV has it all – fantastic picture quality, a sleek design, and tons of exciting features.

Yes, Samsung's QLED technology is some of the best in the business, and the 8K resolution means you'll never miss a crucial detail. Samsung QLED, 8K TV, is also a great value, as it's priced competitively compared with other high-end TVs. So, are you looking for the best smart TV for a typical US consumer? Consider trying Samsung QLED 8K TV; likely, you won't be disappointed. Notably, our list of the top contenders for the best smart TV is primarily based on features, price, and reviews.

Consider also the remarkable Samsung Q90R QLED Smart TV. Well, this top-of-the-line model has all the bells and whistles shoppers would want. Its fantastic features include 4K resolution, HDR support, and a sleek design. The model also comes with Samsung's excellent Smart Hub platform, which gives you access to all your favourite streaming apps. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, the TCL 6-Series Roku TV is a worthy choice.

Admittedly, the TCL 6-Series doesn't have as many features as the Samsung Q90R. Regardless, it's an excellent smart TV with excellent picture quality and a user-friendly Roku interface. Yes, are you hunting for the best smart TV for a US consumer? Much depends on your budget and the specific features you're looking for. Either way, you can't go wrong with the Samsung Q90R or the TCL 6-Series Roku TV.

So, what's our takeaway? Modest reviewers know there is no quick answer; the best smart TV depends on individual needs and preferences. You should consider these factors when deciding: Consider the type of content you want to watch. If you're primarily interested in streaming movies and TV shows, you'll want a smart TV with a good selection of apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. If you're more interested in gaming, you'll want a smart TV with good graphics and a fast processor. Yes, keep such factors in mind when choosing a smart TV- you'll find the best device for your needs.

Closing Digital Divide in Western Alaska

closing digital divide in western alaska

Affordable, reliable, high-speed internet is coming to Western Alaska! Bethel Native Corporation (BNC), in partnership with GCI, Alaska's largest telecommunications company, today announced the launch of a partnership to bring fiber-optic connectivity to Alaska's Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The project will bring 2 gigabit internet speeds and affordable plans to more than 10,000 Alaskans.

At an event held in Anchorage at the Alaska Native Heritage Center on Indigenous Peoples' Day, the partners announced more than $73 million in broadband grants recently awarded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) and the USDA's Rural Utilities Service ReConnect program.

The partners announced the new project name, the Airraq Network (pronounced EYE-huck). Airraq, a traditional Yup'ik game similar to cat's cradle, translates to "string that tells the story."

The Bethel Native Corporation has been awarded a $42 million grant from the NTIA to build a fiber network to Bethel, Platinum, Eek, Napaskiak, and Oscarville.

GCI has been awarded a $31 million USDA RUS ReConnect grant to construct long-haul fiber and local fiber in the Y-K Delta communities of Atmautluak, Kasigluk, Nunapitchuk, Quinhagak, and Tuntutuliak.

"The residents of the 10 grant communities are now looking forward to faster speeds, more data and having much more affordable plans in the coming years," said BNC President & CEO Ana Hoffman. "The people of the Y-K Delta are resourceful, respectful and resilient. We have a strong sense of community, and we depend upon collaboration with our friends and neighbors to be successful. We know the value of presence, and that is why I have so much confidence in this partnership between BNC and GCI and our collective commitment to deliver this service together."

"Ana is fond of saying 'a first-class people deserve a first-class internet service.' We couldn't agree more," said GCI President & COO Greg Chapados. "GCI pledges to the people of the Y-K Delta, our partner BNC, and NTIA and RUS that we will build and operate a first-rate network that will not just narrow, but eliminate the rural-urban digital divide for the 10,000-plus residents of Bethel and the other served communities."

In addition to Indigenous and community stakeholders, the push for federal support of Alaska's broadband projects, including the Airraq Network, also received broad support from state and federal leaders.

"I was a big supporter of these projects and am thrilled about this announcement," said Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy. "These types of infrastructure projects are some of the most important investments in Alaska today. These projects will finally bring high-speed, affordable internet to homes, businesses, schools, and health care facilities. High-speed broadband service will attract more investment in Alaska; it will grow our economy. Most importantly, it will create more job opportunities for our youth in the communities where they live."

"Congratulations to Bethel Native Corporation and to all the villages in the area that are going to stand to benefit from this expansion of broadband," said Sen. Lisa Murkowski. "We've been working hard on the infrastructure bill, doing everything that we can to try to help facilitate, through NTIA, these grants and opportunities that will be coming to really connect all of Alaska, and most particularly rural Alaska. From Kasigluk to Eek, you're going to see benefits. This is good reason for celebration and I'm glad to be part of it."

"Access to high-speed, reliable internet can be life-changing for a community, enhancing the delivery of health care and education, and opening doors for small businesses and entrepreneurs," said Sen. Dan Sullivan. "Many of our rural, Alaska Native communities for too long have found themselves without the broadband connectivity that most Americans take for granted. I'm glad to see the significant federal infrastructure dollars we secured being deployed to break down the digital divide and improve the lives and wellbeing of thousands of Alaskans across the Lower Kuskokwim region."

"On this Indigenous Peoples' Day, I'm honored to join you in celebrating the NTIA and USDA awards to Bethel Native Corporation and GCI," said Rep. Mary Peltola. "With this funding, fiber service will be brought to residents in 10 communities, including Bethel, my home. My kids and I can't wait to enjoy the service we will have there once it's constructed. And the name for the network is just perfect."

"It was a real pleasure to be able to visit with so many of you in August," said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson, recalling his trip to Western Alaska over the summer. "I was honored on that trip to meet with so many community members in places like Napaskiak and Napakiak and Bethel to hear firsthand from leading educators and health professionals. It was honestly humbling for me and for our team that was there to hear firsthand, to see the real connectivity challenges that people are facing on the ground and the real impacts that these grants could make. We know that delivering connectivity to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is critical, as we were hearing; access to jobs, healthcare, education, all the things that your community needs, but as you so clearly showed us on this visit, this is not just about bringing the internet to the Y-K Delta, this is also about bringing you all, your communities, your local knowledge, your beautiful culture to the broader internet community. And for that I think we are all going to be very grateful."

"It's incredible, this big lift, and USDA Rural Development is so thrilled to just be a piece of that federal funding and we're so excited to be working alongside tribes, municipalities, and telecommunications companies like GCI to connect really remote and rural communities," said USDA Rural Development State Director for Alaska Julia Hnilicka. "I've had the honor to go out to the Y-K Delta a few times this summer and I have just been, as a lifelong Alaskan, so blown away by the beauty and the complexity of culture and I'm beyond-words-thrilled to be a part of even a small part of sharing that culture with the world. Internet connectivity is not just about what it brings in, but what we are able to share out from Alaska as well."

"It has truly been my honor to work with the Bethel Native Corporation as well as GCI as we've worked through the process of bringing this application forward to fruition," said NTIA Division Chief, Tribal Connectivity and Nation to Nation Coordination Adam Geisler. "We're entering an age now where access to affordable, reliable broadband service is going to be at your fingertips here in the very near future and, again, I want to emphasize affordability."

Bethel Native Corporation is respected as a business leader with offices in Bethel, Anchorage and the Lower 48. Bethel's companies engage in many diverse lines of business including government contracting, construction, logistical support, environmental remediation and commercial real estate.

Headquartered in Alaska, GCI provides data, mobile, video, voice and managed services to consumer, business, government, and carrier customers throughout Alaska, serving more than 200 communities. The company has invested more than $4 billion in its Alaska network and facilities and has been serving Alaska for more than 40 years. GCI launched Alaska's first 1 gig and 2 gig internet service and Alaska's first standards-based 5G NR service.

DataWeave joins Amazon Advertising Partner Network

dataweave joins amazon advertising partner network

DataWeave, a provider of AI-powered Brand Analytics solutions, today announced its status as a vetted partner in the Amazon Advertising Partner Network with the goal of supporting brands to optimize their digital advertising campaigns with actionable data insights. The Amazon Advertising Partner Network, and new Partner Directory, provides brands access to a global community of agencies and tool providers that can help advertisers achieve their business goals using Amazon Ads products.

This collaboration is timely, as leading brands and retailers rely on DataWeave for global commerce insights to stay competitive. Amazon Ads' partners help advertisers reach consumers by using Amazon Ads products like Sponsored Products, Sponsored Brands, and Sponsored Display. Amazon advertisers can apply DataWeave's insights to benchmark and help consumers to discover their brand's products with greater ease, optimizing digital shelf performance.

"We are honored to join the Amazon Advertising Partner Network with the collective goal of enabling brands to optimize audience engagement at every stage of the decision journey, and improve return on marketing spend," said Karthik Bettadapura, CEO and co-founder, DataWeave. "Our insights can help brands increase the visibility of their digital shelf with ads that reach and resonate with Amazon shoppers." With more than 500 billion data points aggregated, DataWeave's scale and digital insights expertise helps brands of all sizes evaluate and elevate their performance to fuel online retail growth.

DataWeave's Digital Shelf Analytics solutions empower brands to make informed advertising decisions that drive product discoverability by gaining insights and measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) in the areas of Share of Search, Content Audits, Sales Performance and Market Share, Availability, Pricing, Promotions and Reviews. Brands can immediately see how they rank for organic and sponsored ad placement on the search result listing versus their competition.

More global brands are seeking insights to boost their online sales and customer loyalty. DataWeave's acceptance into the Amazon Advertising Partner Network enables Amazon advertisers to monitor and promptly respond to competitive and consumer online retailtrends in near real-time to stay agile and efficient. Learn more about DataWeave's digital shelf analytics for brands.

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