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  15. &lt;h2 class=&quot;hd28&quot;&gt;Global Research Highlights Cloud and Advanced Technologies as the Driver of Innovation among Smart Cities&lt;/h2&gt;
  18. &lt;p&gt;SMART CITIES EXPO WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona&amp;mdash;Nov 20, 2019&lt;/p&gt;
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  36. &lt;p&gt;Data is at the core of successful smart city innovation, according to new research from Oracle and economic and urban research consultancy ESI ThoughtLab. The &lt;a href=&quot;/industries/public-sector/smart-cities/&quot;&gt;Building a Hyperconnected City&lt;/a&gt; study found that cities are drowning in data from advancements such as Internet of Things (IoT). The survey projected that there will be more than 30 billion connected devices generating data by 2020. The study notes that for cities to become truly &amp;lsquo;smart&amp;rsquo;, they must have a cloud infrastructure in place to extract, integrate, and analyze this data to glean the insights needed to enhance everything from citizen services to building projects.&lt;/p&gt;
  38. &lt;p&gt;The report surveyed 100 cities across the United States, APAC, EMEA and LATAM.&lt;/p&gt;
  40. &lt;h3 class=&quot;c81head&quot;&gt;The hyper-connected multiplier effect&lt;/h3&gt;
  42. &lt;p&gt;According to the study, the average return on investments in hyper-connected initiatives ranges from three - four percent. As cities become more interlinked, their ROI grows: cities just starting out realize a return of 1.8 percent for implementers and 2.6 percent for advancers, while hyper-connected leaders see a 5.0 percent boost. That can translate into enormous returns ranging from $19.6 million for implementers to $40.0 million for advancers and $83 million for hyper-connected leaders.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;
  44. &lt;p&gt;Other key findings from the study include:&lt;/p&gt;
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  47. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;AI, Blockchain and biometrics are increasingly pervasive: &lt;/strong&gt;Cities are using these technologies in key urban areas, such as IT infrastructure and telecoms, mobility and transportation, payment and financial systems, and physical and digital security. City leaders need the right technology platforms and applications to implement and leverage these tools and capabilities.&lt;/li&gt;
  48. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Cybersecurity requires careful planning and is expensive when not implemented properly: &lt;/strong&gt;The study revealed that half of the 100 city leaders surveyed do not feel adequately prepared for cyberattacks.&lt;/li&gt;
  49. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Smart initiatives are bolstering constituent satisfaction: &lt;/strong&gt;While physical and digital security top the list of priorities, citizen engagement and satisfaction have risen as a top five goal. 33 percent of innovative leaders in North America have appointed Chief Citizen Experience Officers.&lt;/li&gt;
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  53. &lt;p&gt;&amp;ldquo;The public sector, particularly at local level, is dealing with seismic technological, demographic and environmental shifts. Data is the rocket fuel for this transformation, and progressive cities are turning to cloud, data platforms, mobile applications and IoT as a way to scale and prepare for the future,&amp;rdquo; said Susan O&amp;rsquo;Connor, global director for Smart Cities, Oracle. &amp;ldquo;In contrast, not taking advantage of emerging technologies such as AI, Blockchain or virtual and augmented reality comes at a cost. Cities of the future need strategic, long-term investments in cloud data architecture, along with the right expertise to guide them through.&amp;rdquo;&lt;/p&gt;
  55. &lt;h3 class=&quot;c81head&quot;&gt;Customer Commitment to Smarter Cities:&lt;/h3&gt;
  57. &lt;p&gt;&amp;ldquo;As a data driven organization, we integrate, manage and use data to inform how we improve services for our constituents,&amp;rdquo; said Hamant Bharadia, assistant director of finance at the London Borough of Lambeth. &amp;ldquo;Oracle Cloud Applications for financial planning and payroll are an integral part of our digital strategy, setting us up for a modern way of working and engaging with our communities. They are an essential enabler for us to support innovation, improve public safety and realize our vision of making Lambeth a connected, inclusive place to thrive.&amp;rdquo;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;
  59. &lt;p&gt;&amp;ldquo;Approximately 50% of Buenos Aires sidewalks are in poor condition, and we previously used spreadsheets to plan the routes for our crew to fix them,&amp;rdquo; said Alejandro Naon, chief of staff of planning of the undersecretariat of pedestrian ways, City of Buenos Aires. &amp;ldquo;Today, with Oracle CX Field Service Cloud, we can identify and fix the sidewalks exponentially faster because we receive images and information in real time. Our sidewalks are safer, our workers are more productive, and we recovered our Oracle technology investment in 18 months.&amp;rdquo;&lt;/p&gt;
  61. &lt;p&gt;&amp;ldquo;At the foundation of our smart government innovation is Oracle Analytics Cloud. It is both the heartbeat and hub for sharing information, enabling us to deliver data-driven citizen services and engagement with maximum impact,&amp;rdquo; said Chris Cruz, director and chief information officer, San Joaquin County. &amp;ldquo;Our entities throughout San Joaquin County, such as hospitals, law enforcement, transportation and public works, now partner more effectively and are better equipped to meet the health, social, safety and economic needs of our constituents.&amp;rdquo;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;
  63. &lt;p&gt;Oracle&amp;#39;s Smart City solutions transform the ways cities can harness and process the power of data through the integration of modern digital technologies and channels. The platform integrates technologies spanning cloud, digital outreach, omni-channel service, case management, mobility, social, IoT, Blockchain, and artificial intelligence while helping ensure comprehensive security and information privacy.&lt;/p&gt;
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  156. </description><category></category></item><item><title>Oracle Expands Innovation Lab to Advance Industries</title><pubDate>Tue Nov 19 13:00:00 UTC 2019</pubDate><link></link><guid>4002340377543</guid><author></author><description>
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  169. &lt;h2 class=&quot;hd28&quot;&gt;Oracle and partners apply latest technology to help construction, communications, and utility companies spark growth through modernization&lt;/h2&gt;
  172. &lt;p&gt;Redwood Shores, Calif.&amp;mdash;Nov 19, 2019&lt;/p&gt;
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  204. &lt;p&gt;Oracle is expanding its Chicago Innovation Lab, empowering more organizations to explore new technologies and strategies to bolster their digital transformation efforts. Since its successful launch last year, the Lab has helped construction organizations explore and test solutions from Oracle and the larger construction ecosystem in a simulated worksite environment. Today, Oracle is planning for an extended facility and broadening the scope of the newly named Oracle Industries Innovation Lab to feature additional partners and technologies to solve complex business issues and accelerate customer success across more verticals.&lt;/p&gt;
  206. &lt;p&gt;&amp;ldquo;We are at an inflection point with technology as the digital and physical worlds continue to blur for our customers across all industries,&amp;rdquo; said Mike Sicilia, senior vice president and general manager, Global Business Units, Oracle. &amp;ldquo;This expanded Lab environment gives our customers and partners a place to co-innovate with tools and technologies that yield operational improvements and empowers them to use data to create new business opportunities and revenue streams. We&amp;rsquo;re coming together to help redefine the future for these industries.&amp;rdquo;&lt;/p&gt;
  208. &lt;p&gt;The Lab has already welcomed more than 650 visitors, including &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;best-in-class technology partners&lt;/a&gt;, customers and industry thought leaders. There, they have worked together in a realistic worksite environment to test how leading-edge solutions such as connected devices, autonomous vehicles, drones, augmented reality, visualization, and artificial intelligence tools can positively impact the construction industry. Moving forward, the Lab will also feature simulated environments including Utility and Communication solutions.&lt;/p&gt;
  210. &lt;p&gt;Oracle Utilities will&amp;nbsp;explore&amp;nbsp;new concepts driving the future of energy. Lab demonstrations and real-world modeling will range from better managing loads on the grid with distributed energy resources, such as solar, wind and electric vehicles; to using artificial intelligence, IoT and digital-twin technologies to improve network operations and speed outage restoration; to optimizing connections with smart home devices to engage and serve customers, while bolstering the health of the grid with better demand planning. The Lab will also highlight how water, gas and&amp;nbsp;electric&amp;nbsp;utilities can leverage the latest technology to manage and enhance their construction efforts and minimize disruptions during site enhancements, maintenance and upgrades.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;
  212. &lt;p&gt;Oracle Communications enables both mobile in-app and web-based digital engagement using contextual voice, HD video and screen sharing capabilities through its Oracle Live Experience Cloud. The Oracle Live Experience Cloud directly enables enterprises in the E&amp;amp;C industry to modernize customer experience and field service using enhanced digital engagement channels.&lt;/p&gt;
  214. &lt;p&gt;The use cases being demonstrated at the&amp;nbsp;Lab will let customers&amp;nbsp;simulate real-time collaboration&amp;nbsp;on large construction models with massive amounts&amp;nbsp;of data over a high speed, low latency 5G network.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;
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  305. </description><category></category></item><item><title>Oracle, ITA Announce Wild Card Linkages Between Major College Championships and Oracle Pro Series Events</title><pubDate>Mon Nov 18 13:00:00 UTC 2019</pubDate><link></link><guid>4002338977612</guid><author></author><description>
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  317. &lt;h1 class=&quot;hdx&quot;&gt;Oracle, ITA Announce Wild Card Linkages Between Major College Championships and Oracle Pro Series Events&lt;/h1&gt;
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  339. &lt;p&gt;Oracle and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) jointly announced today the creation of wild card linkages between major college tennis championships and the Oracle Pro Series. The champions and finalists from the Oracle ITA Masters, the ITA All-American Championships and the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships will be awarded wild card entries into Oracle Pro Series events beginning with the 2020 season.&lt;/p&gt;
  341. &lt;p&gt;The opportunity to earn wild card entries into Oracle Pro Series tournaments is available to college players from all five divisions (NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NAIA and Junior College). Singles and doubles champions from The All-American Championships and the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships as well as the Oracle ITA Masters singles champions will earn wild cards into Oracle Challenger level events.&amp;nbsp;Singles and doubles finalists from the All-American Championships and the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships will earn wild cards into Oracle $25k tournaments. ITA Cup singles champions (from NCAA DII, DIII, NAIA and Junior College) will also earn wild card entries into Oracle $25K tournaments.&lt;/p&gt;
  343. &lt;p&gt;Eighteen individuals and eight doubles teams have already secured wild cards for Oracle Pro Series tournaments in 2020 following their play at the 2019 Oracle ITA Masters, 2019 ITA All-American Championships, 2019 ITA Cup, and 2019 Oracle ITA National Fall Championships. The list includes:&lt;/p&gt;
  345. &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Oracle ITA Masters&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
  347. &lt;ul class=&quot;obullets&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 40px;&quot;&gt;
  348. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Daniel Cukierman (USC)&lt;/li&gt;
  349. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Singles Finalist &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Keegan Smith (UCLA)&lt;/li&gt;
  350. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Ashley Lahey (Pepperdine)&lt;/li&gt;
  351. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Singles Finalist &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Jada Hart (UCLA)&lt;/li&gt;
  352. &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  355. &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Oracle ITA National Fall Championships &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
  357. &lt;ul class=&quot;obullets&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 40px;&quot;&gt;
  358. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Yuya Ito (Texas)&lt;/li&gt;
  359. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Singles Finalist &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Damon Kesaris (Saint Mary&amp;rsquo;s)&lt;/li&gt;
  360. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Sara Daavettila (North Carolina)&lt;/li&gt;
  361. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Singles Finalist &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Anna Turati (Texas)&lt;/li&gt;
  362. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Doubles Champions&lt;/strong&gt; &amp;ndash; Dominik Kellovsky/Matej Vocel (Oklahoma State)&lt;/li&gt;
  363. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Doubles Finalists&lt;/strong&gt; &amp;ndash; Robert Cash/John McNally (Ohio State)&lt;/li&gt;
  364. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Doubles Champions&lt;/strong&gt; &amp;ndash; Elysia Bolton/Jada Hart (UCLA)&lt;/li&gt;
  365. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Doubles Finalists&lt;/strong&gt; &amp;ndash; Anna Rogers/Alana Smith (NC State)&lt;/li&gt;
  366. &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  368. &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;ITA All-American Championships&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
  370. &lt;ul class=&quot;obullets&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 40px;&quot;&gt;
  371. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Yuya Ito (Texas)&lt;/li&gt;
  372. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Singles Finalist &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Sam Riffice (Florida)&lt;/li&gt;
  373. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Doubles Champions &amp;ndash; &lt;/strong&gt;Jack Lin/Jackie Tang (Columbia)&lt;/li&gt;
  374. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Doubles Finalists &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Gabriel Decamps/Juan Pablo Mazzuchi (UCF)&lt;/li&gt;
  375. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Ashley Lahey (Pepperdine)&lt;/li&gt;
  376. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Singles Finalist &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Alexa Graham (North Carolina)&lt;/li&gt;
  377. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Doubles Champions &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Jessie Gong/Samantha Martinelli (Yale)&lt;/li&gt;
  378. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Doubles Finalists &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Tenika McGiffin/Kaitlin Staines (Tennessee)&lt;/li&gt;
  379. &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  381. &lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;ITA Cup&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
  383. &lt;ul class=&quot;obullets&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 40px;&quot;&gt;
  384. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Division II Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Alejandro Gallego (Barry)&lt;/li&gt;
  385. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Division III Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Boris Sorkin Tufts)&lt;/li&gt;
  386. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s NAIA Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Jose Dugo (Georgia Gwinnett)&lt;/li&gt;
  387. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Men&amp;rsquo;s Junior College Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Oscar Gabriel Ortiz (Seward County)&lt;/li&gt;
  388. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Division II Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Berta Bonardi (West Florida)&lt;/li&gt;
  389. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Division III Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Justine Leong (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps)&lt;/li&gt;
  390. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s NAIA Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Elyse Lavender (Brenau)&lt;/li&gt;
  391. &lt;li&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Women&amp;rsquo;s Junior College Singles Champion &amp;ndash;&lt;/strong&gt; Tatiana Simova (ASA Miami)&lt;/li&gt;
  392. &lt;/ul&gt;&lt;br /&gt;
  394. &lt;p&gt;&amp;ldquo;This is yet another exciting step forward for all of college tennis as we build upon our ever-growing partnership with Oracle,&amp;rdquo; said ITA Chief Executive Officer Timothy Russell. &amp;ldquo;We are forever grateful to our colleagues at Oracle for both their vision and execution of these fabulous opportunities.&amp;rdquo;&lt;/p&gt;
  396. &lt;p&gt;Oracle is partnering with InsideOut Sports &amp;amp; Entertainment, led by former World No. 1 and Hall of Famer Jim Courier and his business partner Jon Venison, to manage the Oracle Pro Series. InsideOut will work with the college players and their respective coaches to coordinate scheduling in respect to their participation in the Pro Series events.&lt;/p&gt;
  398. &lt;p&gt;The final schedule for the 2020 Oracle Pro Series will include more than 35 tournaments, most of which will be combined men&amp;rsquo;s and women&amp;rsquo;s events. Dates and locations are listed at &lt;a href=&quot;;&gt;;/a&gt;. Follow on social media through #OracleProSeries.&lt;/p&gt;
  400. &lt;p&gt;The expanding partnership between Oracle and the ITA builds upon their collaborative efforts to provide playing opportunities and their goal of raising the profile of college tennis and the sport in general. Oracle supports collegiate tennis through sponsorship of the ITA, including hosting marquee events throughout the year such as the Oracle ITA Masters and the Oracle ITA Fall Championships.&lt;/p&gt;
  402. &lt;p&gt;Through that partnership, the ITA has been able to showcase its top events to a national audience as the Oracle ITA Masters, ITA All-American Championships and Oracle ITA National Fall Championships singles finals have been broadcast live with rebroadcasts on the ESPN family of networks.&lt;/p&gt;
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