Medtronic highlights development strategy; raises revenue growth outlook (NYSE:MDT)

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) will outline its strategy for driving accelerated revenue growth and sustainable double-digit total shareholder returns at its virtual 2020 Investor Day. The strategy includes:

The combination of a strong base business, recent product launches and a robust pipeline is expected to accelerate near- and long-term growth.

Medtronic is bringing inventive and disruptive technology with products such as soft tissue surgical robot, its Micra line of leadless pacemakers, extravascular ICD, pulse field ablation, PillCam Genius, transcatheter mitral replacement and repair, and renal denervation (RDN). RDN has been granted Green Channel priority review, which positions it for potential approval in China within a few months of an expected U.S. approval in calendar 2022.

The company has a differentiated R&D strategy that maximizes new technology, artificial intelligence, and analytics to deliver innovations to address unmet clinical needs.

Medtronic will provide an update on its long-range financial targets. The financial objectives include:

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Why Would Studios Suggest Abandoning Theaters? Some Logic Behind the Strategy

On October 12, Disney announced that the theatrical experience — something that film fans have compared to church and other holy rites — was actually an agnostic one. A new Media and Entertainment Division now oversees distribution of all Disney content, and makes cold-blooded determinations as to where audiences will find it. If it finds more people (and money) on streaming platforms, then that’s where it goes. Case in point: The universally adored “Soul,” a Pixar film that could also be a Best Picture contender, will debut on Disney+ December 25.

For a century, theaters were the most efficient way for studios to initially exhibit and market films: It brought the titles maximum attention, and set them up for future revenue streams. Theatrical exhibition also demands enormous marketing expense, and locks studios into 75-90 days of exclusivity when customers would prefer home access sooner. Other issues: Studios must share half

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Global 3D Printing Market 2020 Industry Analysis, Key Drivers, Business Strategy, Opportunities and Forecast to 2025

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Oct 11, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global 3D Printing Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 focuses on encompassing major statistical aspects of the market as it offers our readers a value addition on guiding them in encountering the barriers surrounding the market. The report thoroughly scrutinizes the effects of different factors impacting market drivers and development. The report contains a comprehensive addition of several factors such as global distribution, manufacturers, market size, and market factors that affect global contributions. The research also inspects the global 3D Printing market deals channels, difficulties, openings, drivers, future patterns, development rate, market share, rivalry scene, and status.

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This report offers market forecasts (2020 to 2025) on the industry, including total sales, a number of companies, attractive investment opportunities, and others. It

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What the state’s new COVID-19 strategy means for Utahns

Utah’s leaders on Tuesday rolled out a new strategy for curbing the spread of COVID-19 across the state, announcing that county-level restrictions going forward will be tied to local data on how the virus is being transmitted.

(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Daniel Salas working at a COVID-19 testing station at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

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(Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo) Daniel Salas working at a COVID-19 testing station at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

The system is replacing the color-coded guidelines that state officials have previously used as they’ve imposed economic restrictions across Utah. Under this new framework, most of the state will fall under a mask mandate as a “jump start” for at least the next two weeks, while a swath of detailed industry guidelines will disappear.

And state officials made clear that their plan won’t work unless individuals and business owners take personal responsibility for stopping the spread of the disease.

“Our announcement of this

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Domo Experts From Citrus Ad and DHL to Present at the Forrester Data Strategy & Insights Virtual Trade Show

Data and Technology Leaders will Share How They Are Leveraging Data and Domo to Solve Today’s Complex Business Challenges

Domo (Nasdaq: DOMO), provider of the Domo Business Cloud, today announced that two customers – Citrus Ad and DHL – will be hosting separate sessions at the Forrester Data Strategy & Insights Virtual Trade Show to share how they are leveraging data and Domo to solve today’s complex business challenges. The event is being held from October 13 – 15 and Domo is a premium sponsor.

“Domo empowers organizations of all sizes to unlock the value of their business data. Join our customer sessions led by data and technology leaders at Citrus Ad and DHL, as they share how Domo has empowered them to help their organizations be more agile, and create a data-driven culture through well-governed, self-service BI and analytics,” said John Mellor, chief strategy officer, Domo.

Details on the

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Jennie Orr Appointed Chief Strategy and Business Officer at Camargo Pharmaceutical Services, LLC

CINCINNATI, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Camargo Pharmaceutical Services, LLC, a global drug development and commercial partner, announced today the appointment of Jennie Orr as Chief Strategy and Business Officer. In this newly created senior leadership role, Orr will lead the development, communication and execution of corporate strategic growth initiatives including both organic growth and its mergers and acquisitions activities.

“Jennie has consistently demonstrated her strong leadership abilities and her dedication to Camargo’s values since she joined us in 2018,” Camargo CEO Dan Duffy said. “Having her in this position will enable us to advance our operational vision and achieve our growth expectations for the future.”

Camargo is a leading global strategy, regulatory and commercial partner for emerging and mid-size biopharma companies and has been instrumental in helping numerous pharmaceutical companies identify opportunities, develop products and obtain FDA approvals. Its work in orphan drugs, improved drugs, oncology and many

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MicroStrategy: Finally With A Strategy For Cloud (NASDAQ:MSTR)

More than a provider of business intelligence (“BI”) and cloud-based analytics services, MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR) has now become more famous for purchasing bitcoins or BTC with its CEO referring to the digital currency as “digital gold.”

Despite some regulators having apprehensions about bitcoin, the market has been responding positively with the stock outperforming peers as the amount of BTC purchased increased from 21,454 in August to 38,250 by September.

Figure 1: Comparison with peers

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The CEO, Michael Sailor is a firm believer in the ability of the world’s largest cryptocurrency to be a better asset than gold as a safe haven.

He is also a firm believer in being an independent BI provider compared to other players which provide analytics services on top of CRM (customer relationship management) applications or public cloud offerings.

This strategy together with the advent of COVID-19 has resulted in some loss in

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Strategy Analytics Publishes 2020 Automated Vehicle UX Index

The AV UX Index Includes Over 30 Expert User Experience Evaluations of In-Vehicle Automated Parking and Driving Assistants

Strategy Analytics – AV UX Index – Evaluating over 30 different automated parking/driving assistants on three continents, Strategy Analytics’ In-Vehicle UX (IVX) service presents its 2020 Automated Vehicle (AV) UX Index. Created from over six years of Strategy Analytics’ independent research, this proprietary ranking index provides a living status report of automakers’ efforts in automated transport, with particular focus on an OEM’s outward demonstration of how well they understand human-centered design practices.

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Vehicle Automation In-Vehicle UX (Photo: Business Wire)

Commented Derek Viita, Report Author and Senior Analyst IVX, “Since 2015, consumer interest in driving assistants and fully automated taxis/shuttles has grown and waned in somewhat cyclical fashion. Automakers of all volumes are increasing their rollouts of ever-more-advanced automated driving assistants.

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Gryphon Strategies Advances Growth Strategy with Key Acquisition

“This strategic acquisition expands our presence on the West Coast, allows us to broaden the services that we can offer our clients and extends our on-the-ground resources domestically and internationally,” said Jay Dawdy, CEO of Gryphon.

Cowley will be merged into Gryphon as its West Coast operation. Tom Cowley, the firm’s founder is a former FBI agent with over 35 years of investigative, compliance and security experience in both the public and private sectors. Tom will stay on as a Senior Advisor for one year and will thereafter serve on the Gryphon Advisory Board. Nicole Moss, a Partner at Cowley will join the Gryphon team as a Partner in the firm’s litigation support and investigations practice group.

“We are excited to be joining Gryphon as it

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COVID-19 Has Forced More Than Three-Quarters of Banks to Change Their Future Banking Strategy

The banking industry faces a watershed moment, with banks re-evaluating strategies and accelerating plans to digitally transform

Marqeta, the global modern card issuing platform, today released a report that examines how banks intend to change their strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the findings, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on almost all (96%) European banks, with over three-quarters (78%) planning to change their future banking strategy to adapt to changes in consumer behaviour, such as the accelerated adoption of digital banking services and cashless payments.

The study of 200 banking executives found that, as a result of growing demand for digital services, 80% of banks have accelerated their plans to digitally transform. Banks also predicted that digital transformation projects will need to be delivered in two-thirds (69%) of the time, with 89% saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically increased the speed of change in banking

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