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Saphety wins EU CEF Telecom eInvoicing project

July 2017 SONAE Saphety wins EU CEF Telecom eInvoicing project Saphety, in consortium with 7 major hospitals and 30 suppliers, was selected by the European Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) to implement SAPHeIN project. SAPHeIN project aims to promote the uptake and accelerate the use of e-Invoicing (2014/55/UE) amongst public entities established in Portugal and Spain, while respecting the European Standard and focusing on semantic interoperability. Building on existing commercially available electronic invoicing and B2G solutions such as “SaphetyGov” and “SaphetyDoc”, SAPHeIN project will enable to automate current manual processes in Public Hospitals, in order to drive down costs and move those public entities towards a higher efficiency and profitability. The Public Health sector is specifically at the centre of interest of this proposal, acting as a first target and a priority sector regarding its huge social and economic impact, and its potential role to facilitate the e-Invoicing adoption...
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By SONAE

Jornal Público – P24

June 2017 SONAE Jornal Público - P24 Público has long been in the forefront of digital innovation: in the early years of the internet, our newspaper was the sixth all over the world to go online, early in 1995; and also one of the first to have a dedicated newsroom creating news online, since 1998. We are now claiming back that legacy and maximizing our efforts to develop an innovative approach regarding news products. As such, when Google announced that it was funding innovation efforts in media all over Europe with its brand new programme DNI, we took the chance. We won the first round, also the second and are now competing for the third. The project that won the first round (and a grant over 500k€) is P24, already fully functional on our website. P24 is an innovative approach to audio news and personalization, because it consists on a...
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By SONAE

ShopView2Market

June 2017 SONAE ShopView2Market Amongst the challenges faced by retailers all over the world, two have a huge impact on the P&L: Out-of-Stocks - 25% percent of 8.3% global out-of-stocks are caused by poor shelf management (Source: ‘Retail Out-of-Stocks: A Worldwide Examination of Extent, Causes and Consumer Responses’ –GMA & FMI Study) Planogram (POG) compliance - non-compliance corresponds to ~1% of gross product sales that can be translated in to a lost sales of $10 to $15 billion of total $1.5 trillion sales (Source: Studies from T__he ISI Sharegroup and National Association for Retail Merchandising Services -NARMS) Verification of compliance with pre-defined store and shelf layouts is a recurrent activity performed by retailers at each store through a manual and time-consuming process. Wrong product placement and out-of-stock scenarios are a cause of diminishing revenues, contractual penalties with suppliers and decreasing consumer satisfaction. To address these challenges, WeDo Technologies, in partnership...
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By CYBERSECURITY

Cybersecurity: It is all about People

May 2017 CYBERSECURITY Cybersecurity: It is all about People Cyber security is in the spotlight, we all know that. The latest massive ransomware attack WannaCry that affected over 150,000 computers in more than 150 countries, the mega breaches of Yahoo, which affected 500 million accounts and the subsequent revealed breach just a few months after that affected 1 billion accounts, the crazy DDoS attacks bringing down sites including Twitter, the Guardian, Netflix, Reddit, CNN and many others in Europe as result of the cyber-attack to DNS provider Dyn. These are just some examples of attacks that became public, most of them never reach the news. According to a study of FireEye, an estimated 97% of businesses have been breached. Over the past five years, the number of publicly traded Cybersecurity point solution vendors has more than doubled. A report of July 2016 from CB Insights stats that $10.9 billion was...
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By SONAE

Happy Birthday Bright Pixel

April 2017 SONAE Happy Birthday Bright Pixel Sonae IM is extremely happy that Bright Pixel is celebrating today its first year of existence. So far, it has been very interesting and promising ride. The company builder studio model has been tested and has already produced some interesting results. Bright Pixel has three main areas: Labs: a lean and very experienced team of tech & product developers that work closely with big corporate companies in experimental projects. Several innovative tech projects were developed with leading players in retail, telecom and other sectors. Besides that, Bright Pixel lead the co-organization of a major tech event in Portugal - Pixels Camp - that joined more than 1.000 of the most tech talented people in Portugal during 3 non-stop days packed with workshops, speakers and a great hackaton. This year it is going to be huge (like Trump would say it!) and you should...
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By CYBERSECURITY

Probe.ly

March 2017 CYBERSECURITY Probe.ly I was very pleased to accept this invitation to write for Sonae IM blog about the Caixa Empreender Award 2017 won by Probe.ly. Here you can find out more about this award and its significance to Sonae IM in the words of Carlos Silva, but my mission is to use this text to further explain what we believe to be an innovative tool to find and manage security vulnerabilities in Web applications. Our solution is an open SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform available on the cloud, which is able to search for and detect vulnerabilities in any online service. It can be used by a bank to improve the security of its online banking service, but it can also be used on a corporate website of a small, medium or large businesses. I believe this is a democratic solution that allows for an unmatched flexibility on the market....
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By CYBERSECURITY

Probe.ly wins Caixa Empreender Award

March 2017 CYBERSECURITY Probe.ly wins Caixa Empreender Award We are very happy to announce yet another award from the web security app, Probe.ly. The Caixa Empreender Awards 2017. After in the last Autumn edition of Lisbon Challenge, the startup program accelerator from Beta-i, earning a sum of 75K€, Probe.ly distinguished itself again during the Caixa Empreender Awards, and took all the honors home. Such distinction means not only a big step in the continuous growing of Probe.ly but as well as an increasing relevance in the national context, as one of the cybersecurity references in Portugal. Probe.ly is a web security startup incubated in Bright Pixel, our partner in early stages projects, and counts with an experienced team and an important background in the telecommunications area. Stay in touch as the surprises for the future are sure not to be over… Media news: JN, Observador, DinheiroVivo, eco.pt Get to know...
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By SONAE

Bizdirect eXtreme365 Lisbon

February 2017 SONAE Bizdirect eXtreme365 Lisbon Bizdirect will be participating as a Premier Sponsor at eXtreme365 eXtreme365 is the largest event for the Dynamics CRM community in Europe. The event will take place in Lisbon for the first time during March 13th-17th. More than 600 participants from around Europe including world-renowned speakers from Microsoft are attending. Bizdirect will also host a session with the theme “Working side-by-side in a Nearshore model” on March 14th dedicated to partners. Bizdirect will be sharing its experience on working side-by-side, across Europe during the last 3 years, with Dynamics CRM partners, who consider Bizdirect to be an extension of their team. Hosting such an important event is a big step and a result of the expansion strategy as a competence center of excellence in Microsoft solutions. It would be great to have you all there! Join Bizdirect at their ISV Showcase and learn more...
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WeDo UG Malaysia

February 2017 SONAE WeDo UG Malaysia For the second time WeDo Technologies hosted its Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management educational conference in Malaysia. This year it was held at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, on January 17-18, 2017. Over 75 attendees and 17 telecom operators, from 10 countries were represented in User Group Malaysia (WUGMALAYSIA17). See here the highlights Also, save the date: May 10-12, 2017 WorldWide User Group’17 event held in Lisbon
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By RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES

Inovretail – Growth in the Retail Analytics Space

January 2017 RETAIL TECHNOLOGIES Inovretail – Growth in the Retail Analytics Space Extending the boundaries of possible “Imagination is more important than knowledge for knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein I always found this quote from Albert Einstein mind opening. A theoretical physicist, someone who devoted his life to the expansion of our knowledge of the universe, so adamant about the notion that to be able to truly innovate and outgrow the boundaries of our current knowledge, one has to have the power of imagination! It sounds so simple, but the reality is that it implies thinking outside of what’s deemed possible, which couldn’t be more fitting with what we’ve been working hard to do at Inovretail since our inception. From Business Intelligence to Predictive Intelligence Back in...
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