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SMG and SafetyCulture Partner to Help Brands Ensure Business Operations Are Built to Exceed Customer Expectations

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Service Management Group (SMG), a global customer, patient and employee experience management partner to more than 500 brands, has announced a new partnership with SafetyCulture, a leading workplace safety and quality software provider. The partnership helps multi-unit brands uncover rich location-level insights to gain a more holistic view of the customer experience.

SafetyCultures flagship product, iAuditor, helps brands to enhance operations and foster high-performing, safer workplaces with easy-to-use digital checklists. By integrating iAuditor data into the smg360 platform, SMG is helping clients pair operational audit data with location-level employee and customer feedback. This integration enhances operational visibility across locations and helps brands quantify the impact of health and safety standards on the customer experience.

SafetyCulture has been helping businesses around the world to safely manage their organizations in the face of COVID-19. Already, more than 75,000 people worldwide are using iAuditor to complete daily COVID-19 inspections. Fully up to date with the latest government protocols, the technology can help teams to perform checks, report issues, capture data and communicate fluidly.

Our partnership with SMG synchronizes our offerings to help brands improve business operations and deliver exceptional experiences, said SafetyCulture General Manager, Bob Butler. Given the similarities of our customers and the importance of health and safety for experience management programs, we are especially excited about the future of this partnership.

iAuditor simplifies the inspection process by making it easier for field employees to monitor and manage safety and quality inspections on a mobile device. In addition to the availability of more than 100,000 checklists, iAuditor enables teams to collect consistent data, identify business trends and standardize operations for peak performanceproviding much-needed visibility to quickly problem-solve and maintain a safe work environment.

Our partnership with SafetyCulture is giving brands better visibility into how operations impact both the employee and customer experience, said SMG VP/GM of CX Solutions Charlie Moore. Were excited to provide clients with additional context at the location level, new insights to improve performance across locations and a more comprehensive view of the customer experience.

About Service Management Group

SMG inspires experiences that improve peoples lives. We are a catalyst for change, providing actionable customer, patient, and employee insights that boost loyalty and drive business outcomes. Our unique model puts a dual focus on platform technology and professional servicesmaking it easier to collect, analyze, and share feedback and behavioral data across the enterprise. To learn more about our customer experience management, employee experience, and brand research solutions, visit www.smg.com.

About SafetyCulture

SafetyCulture is a global technology company which supports businesses to do their best work every day. Its adaptive, mobile-first platform helps to enhance operations and foster high performing, safer workplaces. Used by over 28,000 organizations, its flagship products, iAuditor and EdApp enable teams to perform checks, train staff, report issues, capture data and communicate fluidly.

SafetyCulture powers over 600 million checks per year, approximately 50,000 lessons per day and millions of corrective actions. In doing so its award-winning products integrate seamlessly to help organisations build immunity to risk. Customers of SafetyCulture Group include the likes of Shell, United Nations, Virgin Active, Cathay Pacific, Mars and BP Chargemaster.

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Avnet and ON Semiconductor Accelerate IoT Innovation with New Development Framework

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Complete cloud-based ecosystem removes development obstacles for IoT device OEMs through trusted partners and state-of-the-art building blocks

 

PHOENIX, US – Media
OutReach
 – 8 February 2020 – Leading
global technology solutions provider Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) and ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, have
joined forces to create a framework that helps OEMs more rapidly
develop end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The collaboration simplifies
the process of building IoT-enabled devices through rapid prototyping system solutions
from ON Semiconductor that are preconfigured to connect to IoT application
developers and service providers through the cloud. Avnet’s IoTConnect® Platform,
powered by Microsoft® Azure and the associated Avnet IoT Partner Program
facilitate this connection. The first supported solution from ON Semiconductor
is the RSL10 Sensor Development Kit, which features the industry’s lowest power
Flash-based Bluetooth® Low Energy radio and an array of advanced environmental
sensors.

 

Through this collaboration, Avnet and
ON Semiconductor remove as much complexity from the IoT development process as
possible. This allows OEMs to easily build products and experiences around
those products and bring them to market faster, while at the same time lowering
risk. Avnet and ON Semiconductor offer a selection of pre-integrated hardware
and software solutions with a range of connectivity options. Guidance on
building the solution is also provided for the purposes of simplifying and
speeding development and allowing the OEM to focus on building
market-differentiated solutions.

 

“With innovative, low-power system solutions
from ON Semiconductor alongside the robust IoTConnect platform, Avnet and ON
Semiconductor provide a secure development environment for jumpstarting any IoT
initiative,” said Wiren Perera, who heads IoT at ON Semiconductor. “IoT
presents a huge opportunity for OEMs to add autonomy to their products via
sensing, connectivity and actuation, which can create new revenue streams and
improve efficiencies. ON Semiconductor and Avnet can help OEMs drive innovation
forward by building smarter devices that address their customers’ needs.”

 

In addition, an OEM may need many new
skillsets just to get an IoT project started, making it challenging for one
company to get all the pieces to work together seamlessly. This includes
dealing with the complexity of a diverse and global supply chain required to
build then deliver IoT solutions.

 

“Avnet and ON Semiconductor are offering
solutions to meet the changing needs of OEMs and their customers,” said Lou
Lutostanski, vice president of IoT, Avnet. “We’re providing ways to help OEMs
stay competitive, maximize revenue potential, and design with the right
technologies to create secure IoT solutions.”

For more information on how OEMs can address their IoT design
needs, please visit: http://Avnet.com/Iotwithon

 

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON) is driving energy efficient innovations, empowering customers to reduce global energy use. The company is a leading supplier of semiconductor-based solutions, offering a comprehensive portfolio of energy efficient, power management, analog, sensors, logic, timing, connectivity, discrete, SoC and custom devices. The company’s products help engineers solve their unique design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense applications. ON Semiconductor operates a responsive, reliable, world-class supply chain and quality program, a robust compliance and ethics program, and a network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and design centers in key markets throughout North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific regions. For more information, visit http://www.onsemi.com. Follow @onsemi on Twitter.

About Avnet

Avnet is a global technology solutions provider with an extensive ecosystem delivering design, product, marketing and supply chain expertise for customers at every stage of the product lifecycle. We transform ideas into intelligent solutions, reducing the time, cost and complexities of bringing products to market. For nearly a century, Avnet has helped its customers and suppliers around the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Learn more about Avnet at www.avnet.com.

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All brands and trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks, and are the properties of their respective owners. Avnet disclaims any proprietary interest in marks other than its own.

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Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong Recruit Local Talents for “ReMix · Yesterday’s Future, Invent Tomorrow!”

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Relaunch Historical Hong Kong Brands to Achieve New Heights

 

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 9 February
2021 – Industrial Designers Society of Hong
Kong (IDSHK)
has always strived to promote the professional standards
of industrial designs and to elevate the professional status of industrial
designers in Hong Kong.

For the first time, IDSHK will organize the “ReMix · Yesterday’s Future, Invent
Tomorrow!
(Remix) program. The program will bring local industrial designers and historical
Hong Kong brands together, with the alliance of igniting creativity sparks and
infusing new perspectives into established brands. The brands that will
collaborate for the program are: Made
by
Carmel, Chicks, Red Apple, Yuet Tung China Works X Tung Hing Glass
& Metal Ware and AXIS watch
.

“Remix” is now
inviting talented designers, design teams or companies to participate in this year’s
program: relaunch historical Hong Kong brands to achieve new heights.

The “ReMix” program aims to align design teams
with the collaborating brands. All new products will be design-led throughout
the product development process, creating a series of products with unique style
and characters.

Mr. Leung Chun-Fai, President of the Hong Kong Industrial
Designers Association said: “Most people have limited understanding of industrial
design in Hong Kong because industrial designers have always been the unsung heroes
behind international brands. Through this program, we spark to showcase the
charm of Hong Kong designs, let people enjoy the results of excellent designs
and appreciate Hong Kong brands from new perspectives, and thus achieving a triple
win situation!”

To participate in the program, applicants have to first submit
their CVs and past portfolios. Then the applicants put forward the brands they
are interested in, together with the reasons for their choices and views on future
busines opportunities on the program website. The short-listed applicants will then
be invited to present their design ideas to representatives of the brands and
the assessment panel in an interview via video conference. Finally, the selected
applicants will collaborate and design new products with leading local brands, and
be awarded royalty fees and design credits for their new products. Apart from media
interviews for the selected designers, the new products will be promoted in roving
exhibitions and major online and offline sales channels.

Application starts on 18 January 2021. Deadline for the
first part of the application is 28 February 2021. For more details, please
visit the IDSHK website at http://www.idshk.org/yesterdays-future-invent-tomorrow/.
For further questions, please send email to [email protected]
or call 3586 8831 directly.

 

Important Dates:

Application starts

Email: from
18 January 2021

Online: from
18 February 2021

Deadline for
1st part of the application
(CV and portfolio submission)

28 Feb 2021

Deadline for 2nd
part of the application
(indicate brand choice(s), reasons, and insights)

10 March 2021

Interviews

29 March 2021

Announcement

Early April
2021

New Product
Development and Production

Early April
to December 2021

 

Application Eligibility:

  • Team of 1-3 designers (at
    least half of the team members must be a HKID card holder) OR a Hong Kong registered
    company.
  • One of the team members
    must be

–  a member of IDSHK

–  OR an industrial designer with qualification*
and at least 3 years of working experience

–  OR an industrial designer without relevant
qualification but have more than 5 years of working experience in product
design.

*Qualification means a recognized diploma/ associate
degree/ university degree holder or above in product/ industrial design or
related disciplines.

 

Advisory /& Assessment Panel:

Mr. LEUNG
Chun-Fai

President,
Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong (IDSHK)

Dr. Charles
CHAN

Founder
and Director
, Tunbow Group

Mr. Tommy LI

Creative
Director
, Tommy Li Design Workshop Ltd.

Mr. MUI
Yiu-Cheung (Kelvin)

Founding
Director
, Axiom Design Partnership Ltd.

Ms. Agatha
TSANG

Founder,
Bon Bone Design

Mr. Elmond
CHEUNG

Vice
President
, city’super brand, City Super Group

About Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong

Industrial Designers Society of Hong Kong (IDSHK) is a non-profit organization founded in 2002. IDSHK aims to promote state-of-the-art and professional practice of Hong Kong’s industrial design, and to leverage its status. In 2004, IDSHK has established and implemented the “Professional Practice & Contract Template for Hong Kong Industrial Designers”. It is expected to foster the public interests to the value of industrial design (ID).

IDSHK promotes knowledge exchange regularly through ID seminars, knowledge-sharing forums, mentor workshops and visits to the international ID Expo & Forum in China. IDSHK has successfully established collaborations and strategic alliance partnership with industrial bodies and education institutes.

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Fruitually keeps the supply of fruits to meet with the sales boom of the festive season

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HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 9 February 2021 – The Chinese New Year is approaching, and the sales boom
of fruits has begun. As the epidemic has dealt hard blows to the wholesale
fruit market, citizens chose to buy fruits through online fruit shops this
year. According to the inquiry, many online fruit shops have launched Chinese
New Year fruit baskets and provide door-to-door delivery service. Huang Yichao,
the CEO of Fruitually, the local
fruit shop in Hong Kong, said that they have prepared well in advance to deal
with the sales boom to ensure that consumers can buy high-quality fruits at
reasonable prices.

 

High-quality imported fruits have been viral

Since the epidemic broke out last year, more and more people
have been aware of the importance of health. In order to strengthen the immune
system, and to avoid cross-infection, more and more people are pursuing healthy
eating. Mr. Huang said that since the epidemic, the online sales of fruit shops
have increased by around 20% compared to the past, and even in short supply.
And Kiwi, strawberries, bananas, citrus, and other fruits that can strengthen the
immune system are more popular among citizens.

 

In recent years, exotic fruits such as strawberry, lotus
mist, dragon fruit, durian, and sugar apple have shown a trend of rising in
volume and price. On the other hand, the demand for imported high-end fruits is
also on the rise, it reveals that Hong Kong people are looking for diversified
tastes. “Hong Kongers enjoy the quality of life, and in the New Year, they
may eat a lot during the festival, so more are looking for nice fruits.”
Mr. Huang mentioned:” Some high-end imported fruits such as kiwis, and strawberries,
which is handpicked, are very popular with Hong Kong citizens, and they were
once sold out.”

 

Fruits with good meanings have been people’s choice for the new year

As the festive season approaches, the festive fruits are
welcomed by Hong Kongers. In order to cater to the needs of consumers, many
online fruit shops have launched Chinese New Year fruit boxes. Fruits with a
good meaning are included in Chinese New Year gift boxes. Apple means peace,
citrus means good fortune, and dragon fruit means prosperity. In addition, the
new favorite fruits such as strawberries, grapes, and so on are also included
in the gift box.

 

Online fruit shopping has become a trend.

Since the global epidemic, Hong Kongers have canceled their
shopping trips and chose to shop online more at home. Online fruit shopping has
also shown an upward trend. In addition to the epidemic, it also means that the
quality and the service are recognized by more and more people. Take Fruitually
as an example, in addition to the advantages such as convenience, speed, and
variety, the main feature is low price and high quality. As online fruit sales
have high requirements for fruit quality, distribution efficiency, storage, and
transportation, to the brand-new fruit sales mode, the road still needs to be
explored and kept up with the times.

In addition, as the Lunar New Year is approaching, it must
be reminded that the epidemic is still raging and that gatherings should be
minimized as much as possible during the Lunar New Year, and whether it is
online shopping or shopping in stores, protection and disinfection must be
done.

About Fruitually Hong Kong fruit online shop

“Fruitually ” is a local online fruit company. The company team has more than ten years of experience in fruit procurement. It takes the highest quality fruit, the most reasonable price, and the most convenient delivery service as its principles. In addition to the store, it also provides online fruit ordering and door-to door delivery services. https://www.fruitually.com/

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