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EIF: Sir Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the Web for rethinking Big Data to Rich Data


The Magna Carta is a 13th century English charter aimed at guaranteeing basic rights and freedoms. Tim Berners-Lee has been making the case for a Magna Carta for the Web in his TED talk recently. For years now, I have been involved in Privacy discussions from a policy standpoint - and frankly, these discussions generate more heat than light. By that I mean, everyone has a view on Privacy - and those are expressed. But very few insights emerge. Most people can do little about privacy anyway unless they are a major web/social media player. ... Read More »

METRO GROUP: Galeria Kaufhof with strengthened management structure


Management structure of Galeria Kaufhof as from 1 October 2014 Initiated generational change creates foundations for continued economic success and personnel continuity Galeria Kaufhof with strengthened management structure Olivier Van den Bossche new CEO of department store operations Lovro Mandac new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH Edo Beukema and Volker Schlinge resume the Management Board positions for Procurement and HR – Thomas Storck and Ulrich Köster with new duties at METRO GROUP Lovro Mandac ... Read More »

Anheuser-Busch InBev announces EBM changes


João Castro Neves, currently Zone President Latin America North and CEO of Ambev, has been appointed Zone President North America. He will be succeeded by Bernardo Pinto Paiva, AB InBev’s Chief Sales Officer. Luiz Fernando Edmond, currently Zone President North America, will move to a global role, becoming AB InBev’s Chief Sales Officer. João Castro Neves is Zone President Latin America North and Ambev’s CEO. Mr. Castro Neves holds a Degree in Engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and an MBA from the University ... Read More »

First patient successfully treated with Materialise’s x-ray based knee guide technology


Until now, the technology that combines the surgical planning of total knee replacements in a virtual 3D software environment with the 3D printing of corresponding patient-specific surgical guides required the availability of CT or MRI scans of the patient’s knee. These imaging modalities are only used in a minority of all knee replacement surgeries. Materialise, the pioneer of the widely used CT and MRI based knee guide technology, has now developed the next generation of total knee replacement surgical planning and guiding tools, which actual... Read More »

Delhaize Group joins Coopernic


The three companies have decided to share their expertise in the following three areas: Private Brand innovation and development. Commercial terms with international suppliers. Synergies in non-food procurement. Delhaize Group Delhaize Group is a Belgian international food retailer present in seven countries on three continents. At the end of the second quarter of 2014, Delhaize Group’s sales network consisted of 3 377 stores. In 2013, Delhaize Group posted €20.9 billion ($27.8 billion) in revenues and €179 million ($237 million) ... Read More »

Materialise: 3D-Printed HeartPrint® Model helps 16-Year-Old Heart Tumor Patient


Materialise (Nasdaq:MTLS), a pioneer in 3D Printing for medical applications, recently created a 3D-printed heart model for doctors at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to support Bradley White’s case, a 16-year-old boy who was born with a tumor. With the aid of Materialise’s HeartPrint® 3D-printed model, his doctors were able to determine the best treatment for Bradley’s erratic heartbeat. It’s devastating news when you find out that your grandchild was born with a heart tumor. This was the news that Christine White heard when her grandson Bra... Read More »

Bertelsmann presents ‘UFA Film Nights’ in Brussels


Bertelsmann Chairman & CEO Thomas Rabe said: “It’s a good sign that early works of European cinema in particular are becoming increasingly popular with the public. Silent films are an integral part of Europe’s cultural heritage, which must be preserved and made accessible to as many people as possible. As a company that lives by creativity and advocates the protection of intellectual property, we feel we have a special responsibility in this connection. Silent films deserve protection from decay and oblivion, and that includes bringing them... Read More »

BASF starts up butadiene extraction plant in Antwerp


Production capacity of 155,000 metric tons per year Securing BASF’s internal supply of butadiene in Europe Taking advantage of opportunities on the external market Strengthening of Antwerp Verbund site The plant in Antwerp is BASF’s second butadiene extraction plant in Europe. BASF already operates a butadiene extraction plant at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, with an annual production capacity of 105,000 metric tons. With the plant in Antwerp, BASF is more than doubling its production capacity for butadiene in Europe. “... Read More »

Materialise introduces the new, improved Streamics Robot 4.1


Key features of Streamics Robot 4.1: Automates your AM analysis and preparation operations Automatically rescale parts Shrink & Wrap option Allows you to configure operations to your personal preferences Supports different input formats Exports different formats, with details on file quality Supports server-based computing Offers different user interfaces for standalone use or integration with a third party application via REST-based web services Integrated functionality to convert CAD files with external color textures ... Read More »

Soudal joins Lotto-Soudal World Tour cycling team


For sealant and adhesive manufacturer Soudal this is a continuation of the strategy which has been in place for several years now, which aims at increasing recognition of its brand through selected sport sponsorships. This strategy was launched at the Belgian level in 2010, with the company sponsoring the shirts of Belgian premier league football team KvC Westerlo, a sponsorship deal which is still ongoing today. 2012 saw the creation of the Soudal Classics, a series of six top-class cyclocross events during the winter season. In 2013, the S... Read More »

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