EWTS 2020 Online Introduces New Conference Platform

The seventh Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit (EWTS) is next week, October 20-23rd. Conference organizer BrainXchange is calling the online edition EWTS Everywhere. In a story about the conference last year, we noted the hand-picked nature of the 1,000+ attendees, who made up a who’s who of innovation executives from large industrial enterprises in verticals like aerospace, transformation, energy and manufacturing. “Having the right people is more important than the number of people at this tightly focused conference,” BrainXchange COO Andrew Fergunson said. Wearable augmentation, from wrist scanners, exoskeletons and head mounted displays were on display in Dallas last year allowing attendees innovative tools for connecting people to computers, and machines, and making this connection as seamless and invisible as possible. That, and the serendipitous connection of attendees seems impossible to replicate online. Some platforms we experienced, such as the The HTC Conference on the Engage education platform, or Educators in

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Bahrain introduces 10 year multi-entry visa scheme for US passport holders

Dubai: The Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs (NPRA) in Bahrain announced a ten-year multi-entry visa for US citizens on Saturday.The 10 year visa will allow holders of American passports to stay up to 90-days each visit, local media reported.

Americans can apply through the website www.e-visa.gov.bh for a BD60 fee. The new service comes in line with the decision of the Executive Committee as part of the government efforts to offer facilities to US nationals out of strong ties of friendship between the two countries that resulted in an agreement to provide similar services to Bahraini nationals and unify fees between both sides.

in September Bahrain announced it is resuming its visa-on-arrival services, which according to Bahrain Airport company is now open to travellers from 68 countries.

The service is open to all GCC citizens, excluding those from Qatar, who are required to obtain a visa before their arrival to

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K-State introduces online Master of Accountancy

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) – Kansas State University Master of Accountancy students now have a new avenue of learning.

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Kansas State University says it launched for the 2020 fall semester an online Master of Accountancy program.


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According to the university, the 30 credit hour program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and certified by the Institute of Management Accountants. It said the course was previously only available in an in-person format.

K-State said the program retains the same rigorous coursework in a variety of topics like accounting analytics, financial statement analysis, business valuation and international and multijurisdictional taxation.

“Now more than ever we are looking for ways to deliver our programs in innovative and online formats,” said Brett Wilkinson, head of the accounting department in the K-State College of Business Administration. “We have a long history of producing

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Slack introduces new features to ease messaging between business partners

Slack is holding its Frontiers conference this week — virtually like everyone else in 2020 — and it’s introducing some new features to make it easier to message between partners. At the same time, it’s talking about some experimental features that could appear in the platform at some point (or not).

Let’s start with some features to help communicate with partners outside of your company in a secure way. This is always a tough nut to crack whether it’s collaboration or file sharing or any of the things that trusted partners do when they are working closely together.

To help solve that, the company is creating the notion of trusted partners, and this has a few components. The first is Slack Connect DMs (direct messages), which allows users inside an organization to collaborate with anyone outside their company simply by sending an invite.

“You can now direct message anyone in

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