Companies news of 2017-01-11 (page 3)

  • Sectra to Implement Unique Nationwide Telepathology Solution in the Netherlands
  • Qualcomm Appoints Larry Paulson as Vice President and President of Qualcomm India
  • IT Leaders Empowered to Be True Service Providers With Apptio's New Bill of IT App

    Sectra to Implement Unique Nationwide Telepathology Solution in the Netherlands

    LINK PING, Sweden, Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra(STO: SECT B) has signed a contract with the organization Pathology Projects (SPP) in the Netherlands to offer all 50 pathology labs in the country to connect to a shared telepathology solution. Sectra's cloud-based image-sharing solution will enable pathologists to efficiently share digital pathology images on a national scale. This is the first pathology project of its kind in the world.

    With the solution for efficient sharing of images, pathologists will be able to easily consult with other pathologists throughout the country or to ask for second opinions. The solution also makes a patient's previous images easily available, regardless of where the study was carried out. In addition, the solution makes information readily available for panel discussions and supports their execution. All in all, the nationwide telepathology solution could greatly improve cancer care in the Netherlands.

    The telepathology project was initiated by the Dutch Society of Pathologists (NVVP) and the nationwide network, Stichting PALGA. The project will be implemented by Sectra, together with the subcontractors Deutsche Telecom Healthcare Solutions and RAM IT. The Pathology Image Exchange solution is based upon a SaaS (Software as a Service) model. Pathology labs which choose to participate will be connected in the coming years.

    "Implementing a pathology solution on this scale requires integration between several different IT solutions throughout the 50 labs. Sectra's philosophy and proven track record of implementing standard-based integration is a core strength for us, which makes me extra proud to be part of this unique project," says Dr. Torbjorn Kronander, President and CEO of Sectra.

    Sectra's digital pathology solution

    Sectra provides a complete solution for primary diagnostics in pathology, including archiving and an advanced review workstation. The solution allows pathologists to make their diagnoses and carry out reporting with higher precision and less time spent per case, thereby improving cancer care. Sectra's high-end review workstation provides pathologists with the right environment and tools to perform their work in a digital system and to reduce the pain-points associated with time-consuming and labor-intensive manual workflow. Sectra's digital pathology solution also allows seamless sharing of digital slides and patient data in multi-hospital environments, enhancing the workflows around consultations, frozen sections and second opinions. In the US, digital pathology for primary diagnostics is still pending FDA approval. Read more about Sectra's digital pathology solution.


    For further information, please contact:

    Dr. Torbjorn Kronander, CEO and President Sectra AB, 46 (0) 705 23 52 27

    Marie Ekstrom Tragardh, Executive Vice President Sectra AB and President Sectra Imaging IT Solutions, 46 (0)708 23 56 10

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    Qualcomm Appoints Larry Paulson as Vice President and President of Qualcomm India

    SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated today announced the appointment of Larry Paulson as vice president and president of Qualcomm India. Paulson's appointment will be effective immediately and he will report directly to Jim Cathey, senior vice president and president of Asia Pacific and India.

    Paulson has more than 20 years of experience in strategy, R&D, customer development, product marketing and technology creation. He joined the Company in 2013 as vice president of product management for Qualcomm Reference Design (QRD), a product of the semiconductor business, QCT. Most recently, Paulson led the QCT Platforms organization and has expanded the Qualcomm Reference Design platform from the low tier to all MSM(TM) chipset tiers and into new categories, such as virtual reality. Paulson and his team also established the Qualcomm(R) Global Pass program, which has been launched successfully in Latin America, North America, Europe, India and South East Asia.

    Prior to Qualcomm, Paulson was the executive vice president and chief marketing officer at BrightPoint. Before that, he held numerous positions at Nokia during his 20+ year career, including global senior vice president and general manager of Nokia's worldwide CDMA device business with full P&L responsibility for all product and technology creation. He also oversaw Nokia's ODM process with partners in China, Taiwan and Korea with responsibility for strategy, R&D, customer development and product marketing. Prior to that, Larry served as senior vice president, North America Business Development and president of Technophone (a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia).

    "Larry has a long history in the wireless industry and experience in building cellular phones and running large businesses, all of which will be instrumental in his new role," Cathey said. "He will provide leadership and drive business growth for Qualcomm in the region, and will oversee the sales and business organization in India with responsibility for all QCT and QTL go-to-market activities."

    About Qualcomm

    Qualcomm's technologies powered the smartphone revolution and connected billions of people. We pioneered 3G and 4G - and now, we are leading the way to 5G and a new era of intelligent, connected devices. Our products are revolutionizing industries including automotive, computing, IoT and healthcare, and are allowing millions of devices to connect with each other in ways never before imagined. Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, all of our engineering, research and development functions, and all of our products and services businesses, including our semiconductor business, QCT, and our mobile, automotive, computing, IOT and healthcare businesses.

    Qualcomm and MSM are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. MSM is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Qualcomm Global Pass is a solution of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

    Qualcomm Contacts:
    Peter Lancia, Corporate Communications
    Phone: 1-858-845-5959

    John Sinnott, Investor Relations
    Phone: 1-858-658-4813

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    IT Leaders Empowered to Be True Service Providers With Apptio's New Bill of IT App

    CIOs and Their Teams Now Have The Transparency and Automated Billing Needed to Change the Conversation on IT Cost, Value and Consumption

    BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Apptio, Inc. , the leading provider of cloud-based Technology Business Management (TBM) software, today introduced the next generation of its Bill of IT application. With it, IT leaders can now showcase the services provided to their business partners and demonstrate their value across both traditional and cloud-only environments. By reliably automating IT cost showback and chargeback activities, Apptio's Bill of IT creates defensible, transparent and easy to understand bills for their business partners. Armed with this information, IT leaders are empowered to influence how the business consumes technology and divert funds to strategic digital initiatives that impact the bottom line.

    According to a recent Forrester report, How To Allocate And Charge Back Your Business Tech Expenses Without Screwing Up: "Get cost allocation right, and you can provide business leaders with insight into the tech spending that runs their business activities and the ability to influence its magnitude and direction at low cost." In the new world of IT led by the cloud, IT's ability to both provide and broker services to their business partners at fair and transparent rates and provide choices is essential to their success.

    Powered by the data from Apptio's Cost Transparency application, Bill of IT automates the creation and delivery of invoices for IT services. This next generation application now leverages the industry standard ATUM cost model, provides IT with the ability to set rates and prices for the services they deliver and delivers a configurable email "bill" to the business. Combined, these features help IT leaders drive consumption behavior by showcasing current, true costs alongside more efficient or cost effective options. The process allows for more informed fact-based discussions around IT costs between technology leaders and their business counterparts often resulting in identification of areas of efficiency or cost savings. Bill of IT users can either communicate the impact of IT support to the business via showback or automate the recovery of costs and fund budgets through chargeback.

    "In many enterprise organizations, IT leaders provide their business partners with a monthly 'bill' accounting for the IT services used by each business unit. Lacking detailed transparency or defensible allocations, these bills often serve as a source of tension," said Ted Kummert, Apptio EVP of Engineering. "Apptio's new Bill of IT application solves this problem by creating a detailed, customized bill allowing IT and their partners to confidently collaborate on spending decisions."

    To learn more about how some of Apptio's customers are leveraging Bill of IT to drive success and influence their business, read recent case studies from Swedish Match, AOL and Fannie Mae.

    For more information on Bill of IT or Apptio's portfolio of TBM Applications, please visit

    About Apptio
    Apptio is the CIO's business management system. We build advanced data and analytics applications that help IT leaders make informed decisions about their technology investments, capitalize on the cloud transformation and drive innovation within their organizations. We call it Technology Business Management. Our applications help companies align technology spending to business outcomes and automate IT processes like cost transparency, benchmarking, charge-back and planning. Hundreds of customers, including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 100, use Apptio as their business system of record for IT. For more information, please visit

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