Dec 10

Hobby Express CEO Named 2014 NEXT Award Winner


Nashville, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 05, 2014

Mark Cleveland, CEO of Hobby Express, has earned the 2014 NEXT Award for Entrepreneur of the Year. The award ceremony took place on Nov. 20 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville. The event honored Nashville’s fast-growing, innovative companies and leading entrepreneurs.

The applicants for this years NEXT Awards can be viewed as a cross-section of Nashvilles creative class, said Ralph Schulz, president and CEO, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. The energy and innovation these people and companies bring to our local economy is an important part of Nashvilles growth.

Im truly impressed by the knowledge these NEXT Award winners have brought to their companies and the generosity with which they help other entrepreneurs to make the same journey, said Michael Burcham, president and CEO, Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Their ability to identify needs in the marketplace and build companies around solutions is truly impressive.

The NEXT Awards cited Marks leadership of Swiftwick, a company he co-founded and served as CEO until mid October this year. At the same time, Mark has been guiding the future of Hobby Express, formerly Hobby Lobby International (the company sold the name in 2013). Hobby Express is a retailer of radio-control airplanes, helicopters, multi-rotor drones, boats and cars. Mark also made a name for himself with leadership success at SeaBridge Freight, a cross-gulf barge transportation company, and Truckload Management Inc., a transportation company.

Its gratifying to be recognized as one of the leaders in Nashvilles amazingly entrepreneurial environment, says Mark. But none of my business success could have happened without talented and hard-working associates. Its been my great fortune to work with really good people.

Marks entrepreneurial vision gives Hobby Express an important advantage in our market, says Kurt Cleveland, president of Hobby Express. Our associates know personally why he was chosen to receive this awardhe deserves it.

I dont fear running out of life, says Mark. I fear running out of passion… What makes an entrepreneur successful, in my opinion, is a work ethic for pursuing your passion. I look for that same work ethic and passion in the people I associate with, like the people at Hobby Express. We inspire one another to be our best, and that drives success.

A full list of 2014 NEXT Award winners can be found at nextawardsnashville.com. For videos of the finalists and winners, visit youtube.com/nashvillechamber.

The 2014 NEXT Awards were hosted by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and presented by Bank of America. Additional sponsors include Pivotal Partners: Delek US Holdings, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Community Health Systems, First Tennessee and Ryan LLC; Friends of the Chamber: Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP and MissionPoint Health Partners; Associate Sponsors: Bandit Lites, KraftCPAs and Lipscomb University Center for Entrepreneurship; Supporting Sponsors: c3/consulting, Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Southwest Airlines; Technology Partner: Atiba; and Media Partner: TN Media. For more information, visit http://www.nextawardsnashville.com.

About Hobby Express. For 50 years, Hobby Express has delivered the best model hobby products, including radio control airplanes, helicopters, and multi-rotor drones to customers all over the world. Hobby Express is the inventor and manufacturer of the Telemaster, a line of radio controlled airplanes that fly beautifully and are built with the perfect precision of laser cutting. Hobby Express also designs and manufactures top selling brands such as eRC motors, controllers, servos and kit airplanes, and the Pilot 1 line of vintage model airplanes. The company operates a distribution center in Brentwood, Tenn., and sells its products via catalog and online store. Besides top quality products at competitive prices, Hobby Express excels in technical support for hobby enthusiasts. To know more, visit http://hobbyexpress.com.

Photo: Steven C. Knapp of knapptimecreative







Dec 09

Launch of Learning Ecosystems by EI Design Featuring Innovative Performance Support Solutions


Bangalore, Karnataka (PRWEB) November 06, 2014

EI Design is excited to announce the launch of a different positioning for the company. The experienced learning solutions provider is branching out to help clients create full Learning and Performance Ecosystems that include both formal and informal learning solutions (Performance Support solutions) as well as Learning Hubs. Several value added services are being offered that enable customers to assess the efficacy of training and determine its impact on their business.

This marks a departure for EI Design that has consistently been a provider of exciting, immersive learning and has previously focused its efforts on formal training.

Asha Pandey, founder of EI Design, highlights the change in the company, Since the inception of EI Design our focus has been on the formal training space, offering eLearning, mLearning and blended training solutions. She adds, Our new positioning as an enabler of Learning and Performance Ecosystems reflects that our universe just got a whole lot bigger.

Driven by its mission to energise learning, EI Designs solution architecting team links people, content, process and technology to enable full learning solutions. The latest move means that customers and learners can also access informal training solutions outside of the online classroom. As Asha points out, the change recognises that, learning can happen at any time. Organisations have to be ready to provide opportunities for their learners to learn in the moments when most needed and in ways that can be applied directly to support performance in the workplace.

We are excited to offer training solutions that help learners not only acquire knowledge but also apply it, says Asha. The firm now offers a whole suite of informal training solutions or Performance Support solutions.

The Performance support solutions come in varied formats. For instance, Mobile apps allow for quick and easy access to information when most needed.

Other options make use of kinetic text or animations to help with retention as complex concepts can be illustrated by using typography, animation and music or other audio flags.

Flat documents can be brought to life by converting them into Interactive pdf or eBook format using multimedia, forms, interaction and intuitive navigation elements.

Webinars can be converted into complete learning units as SCORM packages, and short episodes of audio or video can be made to be downloadable to portable devices as webcasts or podcasts.

All of these solutions help customers support users at the exact moment when most needed. At the exact moment when the users want to learn more, when they are trying to remember something to help them in their job, when something goes wrong or something changes or when they are simply learning something for the first time. The possibilities are endless when we think of everything within a dynamic learning and performance ecosystem.

EI Designs team understands that to create these learning ecosystems requires a consultative, agile and collaborative approach. Part of EI Designs success stems from how the team works with customers to fully understand the learning environment and identify needs, while staying plugged in to new changes in the learning sector and constantly on the lookout for new partners that expand EI Designs universe even further. Asha adds, The learning environment is dynamic and like our organisation, constantly evolving.

To learn more about EI Design, visit eidesign.net/about-us/ and eidesign.net/blog/.

About EI Design:

EI Design began in February 2002 as a small team of three. The company has come a long way since and is now capable of generating over 500 online learning hours in a year. The employees have been the core of the companys success throughout the years they are experienced, passionate and committed to providing the best solutions to exceed the customers expectations every time.

EI Designs positive and dynamic energy has proven to be contagious and attractive; many of the companys business relationships have continued through the decade and developed at every turn. This success in building unique learning solutions has led to the companys consistent profitability throughout its existence.

Contact Details:

Asha Pandey

#160, Arun Arch, 9th Cross, Indira Nagar 1st Stage

Bangalore, Karnataka 560038 India

Tel: +91-80-25202679

Source: EI Design Private Limited







Dec 07

Sad Business School and The Pershing Square Foundation announce first scholarship winners for the Oxford 1+1 MBA Programme


Oxford (PRWEB UK) 2 December 2014

The first five Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship winners have joined the Oxford 1+1 MBA programme, entering their MSc programmes in departments across the University of Oxford this autumn, before joining the Oxford MBA programme in September 2015. The application process for the Oxford Pershing Square Scholarships for 2015-17 has recently opened. Extraordinary individuals determined to tackle social challenges are invited to apply to the Oxford 1+1 MBA programme.

The Oxford Pershing Square Scholars come from a variety of professional and cultural backgrounds and share a remarkable commitment to creating social change in communities around the world. Their individual projects include creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs in Ghana and Nigeria, protecting consumer privacy through strategies for ethical and responsible advertising, developing a model for critical and creative learning in primary schools, improving sanitation in India, and early childhood educational reform in low income communities. The scholars were chosen for their ambition and innovative solutions to global challenges, as well as their persistence and determination to understand the wider context of these problems.

The Oxford Pershing Square Graduate Scholarship has helped me realise my dreams of studying at the University of Oxford, says Gayathri Balan, Oxford Pershing Square Scholar 2014-16. My aim is to harness the welfare component of the MSc in Comparative Social Policy programme and the social entrepreneurship element of the MBA at Sa

Dec 05

HIU Unveils Dynamic New Online Campus

Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) November 26, 2014

Uniting five colleges, multiple campuses, and international students studying worldwide, Hope International Universitys dynamic new online digital campus is now live and serving students from Fullerton to Fiji. HIU.edu now welcomes students directly into a new online campus experience delivering one-click access into each students academic pursuits, whether an undergraduate on campus, an online undergraduate, a graduate student, or an international student.

The debut of HIUs remarkable new website represents a strategic and significant investment of resources, providing us with a powerful new tool for effective communication, recruitment, marketing, public relations, and overall institutional pride, says Michael Mulryan, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. This is a quantum leap forward from our previous online presence, and incorporates many powerful new features that will benefit both external and internal audiences alike.

A new standard of web design for this educational institution was needed to reach the Universitys own high standards of academic excellence, and to reflect HIUs outstanding performance in its U.S. News & World Report rankings, states Terry Gniffke, CEO of Caliber Media Group who designed and developed the new site. This cherished California educational institution sought a re-architected online campus, responsive in terms of visitor experience, and contextual to each students own academic journey across the colleges.

To facilitate every students enhanced access to HIU resources, Caliber constructed a robust and fully customized Content Management System (CMS) for the University administration, technically tailored to enable department-by-department management of each areas respective digital assets. Dynamic content publishing is enabled throughout the new digital campus, with instant Social Media access spanning all departments and in-depth web analytics systems to allow further optimization for both site publishing and campus navigation online.

From Fullerton to Fiji, Australia to Costa Rica, the worldwide student body now has one central, shared campus to access and experience online, reports Mark Senefsky, Calibers Executive Vice President. Caliber is honored to assist Hope as it pursues its vision for higher education in California and for its student body worldwide.

Experience HIU now! Go to HIU.edu







Dec 05

Belkasoft Expands its Training Network, Partners with SUMURI

St. Petersburg, Russia (PRWEB) December 02, 2014

Belkasoft partners with SUMURI LLC, a world renowned provider of forensic training, services and products, to expand its training and certification network. SUMURI is officially entitled to provide training and certification services on Belkasoft forensic tools.

All training sessions are based on a SUMURI-developed and Belkasoft-certified universal training program, which guarantees uniform training quality and ensures the value of certificates obtained from all Belkasoft training partners. Upon completion of one of the training sessions, customers will receive a certificate that is valid and valued worldwide, no matter which country the certificate was obtained.

We are excited to welcome SUMURI as one of our training partners, says Yuri Gubanov, Belkasoft CEO. Our customers are well aware of the quality of Belkasoft products. By partnering with SUMURI, Belkasoft proudly receives yet another seal of quality from one of the world leading eDiscovery and forensic solutions providers.

“SUMURI is proud to partner with Belkasoft who share similar ideas with us regarding current and future forensic challenges. As media sizes continue to increase along with the number of cases seen by examiners we need to provide innovative and forward thinking solutions and re-think old-school forensics. We are excited to bring our world-class training to Belkasoft which will be available on-site, online and via video-on-demand.”

SUMURI is to develop all training courses and certification guidelines, design, manufacture and distribute the required training materials to all Belkasoft training partners. As a result, all Belkasoft training partners will receive readily available training materials, exam questions and certification guidelines developed by the world renowned leader in forensic training and certification.

Belkasoft maintains an international training and certification network to the highest quality standards. SUMURI will directly supply all of its training partners with a unified program and materials to ensure uniform training quality and protect the value of certificates received by attendees at the end of the training sessions. Certification exams as well as certificates are provided to all training partners directly by SUMURI.

About Belkasoft

Founded in 2002, Belkasoft is a digital forensics software manufacturer. Belkasoft products back the companys “Forensics made easier” slogan, offering IT security experts and forensic investigators solutions that work right out of the box, without requiring a steep learning curve or any specific skills to operate.

Belkasoft Evidence Center 2015 is a world renowned tool used by thousands of customers for conducting digital forensic investigations, as well as for law enforcement, intelligence and corporate security applications. Belkasoft customers include government and private organizations in more than 60 countries, such as the FBI, US Army, DHS, police departments in Germany, Norway, Australia and New Zealand, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young.

Belkasoft D-U-N-S number 683524694.

Belkasoft NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE, also CAGE) code SKF09.

Belkasoft is also registered within Central Contractor Registration (CCR), ORCA and WAWF.

Belkasoft is a registered trademark.

More information about the company and its products at http://belkasoft.com

About SUMURI LLC

Founded in 2010 in Delaware, WY, SUMURI is a world renowned leader in eDiscovery and Digital Forensic Solutions. SUMURI specializes in worldwide training, hardware, software and services relating to digital evidence. The company is focused on implementing concise strategies to achieve your companys goals and objectives. SUMURI streamlines the eDiscovery process offering practical and innovative solutions, while utilizing state of the art equipment to process data quickly and concisely; thereby providing prompt and efficient results.

SUMURIs team of examiners are expertly credentialed and unsurpassed in their knowledge of eDiscovery, Digital Forensics, Mobile Forensics Solutions and Litigation Support.

More information about the company and its services at http://sumuri.com/