Transformation Technologies for Expanding Economies of the African Continent [03/05/2017]

Guests:

  • Paul Delkaso, Managing Member, Artilium – Africa and CEO and President, Tristar and Tritente Global Energy Group (In-Studio)
  • Asad Jobanputra, Director of Internet Of Things (IOT) Solutions, Esprida Corporation, (By Skype)
  • “Special Guest’ Dan Bicz, Principal, TerraMarCo, (In-Studio Skype Back-Up)

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Segment 3Screen Shot 2017-03-20 at 6.51.39 PM Asad Jobanputra, Director of Internet Of Things (IOT) Solutions, Esprida Corporation, (By Skype) Segment 43:5:17 Asad Jobanputra 3Asad Jobanputra, Director of Internet Of Things (IOT) Solutions, Esprida Corporation, (By Skype)

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’:  Paul Delkaso, Managing Member, Artilium – Africa and CEO and President, Tristar and Tritente Global Energy Group (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘2’:  Paul Delkaso, Managing Member, Artilium – Africa and CEO and President, Tristar and Tritente Global Energy Group (In-Studio)
  • Segment ‘3’:  Asad Jobanputra, Director of Internet Of Things (IOT) Solutions, Esprida Corporation, (By Skype)
  • Segment ‘4’:  Asad Jobanputra, Director of Internet Of Things (IOT) Solutions, Esprida Corporation, (By Skype)

Program overview

Ionel Zamfir of the Members’ Research Service in the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) is author of Africa’s Economic Growth. He shares interesting insights on economic, environmental, and societal development across the African Continent. He reports that, “over the past 15 years most of the 54 Africa countries experienced sustained economic growth, with growth rates often exceeding 5% per year. This has inspired much optimism about the region’s prospects to finally leave poverty and under-development behind.

He further states, “the general economic context is now turning less favorable” yet his research seems to demonstrate favorable external conditions along with the improvement of the macroeconomic climate – especially the reduction of external debt and of current account and fiscal deficits – as well as the decline in the number of conflicts and improved political and economic governance have also been, without doubt, central contributors to growth.”

Numerous such reports have increased attention by developed nations around the globe to the ever expanding and youth population on the Continent. This population across all 54 nations is expected to exceed one [1] billion consumers, workers, and contributors by 2050. Such an engaged, youthful, and educated population base will allow for measured economic, environmental, and civil society development over the next three decades.

Author Zamfir further asserts, “Spurred by growing internal demand, a buoyant services sector has in many cases been the fastest growing sector of African economies. The telecommunications boom, first based on a huge increase in mobile phone use and now on rapidly expanding Internet penetration, has also played a central role. Financial services are developing quickly often in tandem with ICT uptake.”

URL for the complete report: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/ etudes/IDAN/ 2016/573891/EPRS_IDA(2016)573891_EN.pdf

Artilium – Africa (ARTA®) offers a solution suite of telecommunications in a flexible and scalable service delivery platform empowering service providers, Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), and resellers to launch new offerings swiftly. ARTA® is a country specific link to the traditional telco network whether private companies or government owned while establishing or expanding a local brand in any of the 54 countries of the African continent.

ARTA® enables telecom providers to deliver, manage, and monitor the telco-grade services provided to end users. As required by the industry-standard telecommunication protocols, ARTA® seamlessly integrates with operator network infrastructure from the world’s leading vendors while bringing new possibilities to telco environments. ARTA® brings real-time AAA (“triple A”) of end-user service requests on operator networks. AAA stands for Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting.

Thanks to ARTA®’s flexible, multi-tenancy Mobile Virtual Networks Enablers (MVNE) or Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) architecture, operators can speedily create, manage, and monitor branded networks or MVNOs with offerings tailored to specific sub-market segments or communities. Both the retail businesses (brands or MVNOs) and the wholesale business (operator or MVNE) can be managed in ARTA®, including real-time session control, rating, usage monitoring, and billing of voice, Semi-Middle Enterprise (SME), MMS, data sessions, and mobile payments for prepaid and postpaid offerings.

Through the Service Execution Environment, MVNOs can build web and mobile applications that open up ARTA® functionality based on standardised internet technology. Simple Organized Appplication Protocol Application Protocol Interface (SOAP API) interfaces make a diverse array of functions available to build ARTA®-involved workflows that let users control and manage their offerings in real-time, such as customer care solutions and selfcare portals.

Esprida Corporation is an industry leader in remote management software for specialized embedded equipment. Such software has popularized the buzzwords “Machine to Machine” (M2M) or the “Internet of Things” (IOT). Esprida provides a software platform that can centrally manage and control machines like digital displays, photo kiosks, automated retail dispensing machines, environmental control systems, and many more.

Such platforms help companies know what is going on with the machine (status monitoring), fix remotely (proactive rules & notifications), update remotely (software distribution), and analyze (reporting and analytics) whatever data is produced. The company works with manufacturers creating a remote service program, and also works with end-users wanting to manage a number of machines to gather data and manage such information more effectively and efficiently. Businesses use Esprida software to speed deployment, improve the customer experience, while lowering overall operating costs.

Esprida works with innovative companies looking at the world in an innovative and sustainable manner. For example, is a toothbrush just a toothbrush? Esprida is in the innovation business of making such devices “smart”. Thus a tooth brush can tell you how well your children are brushing their teeth, or even allow your dentist to monitor the teeth health of your children and your entire family. The goal is not just to make devices “smart”! The goal is to create new and novel opportunities for existing or new customers to meet identified needs. Through such a proactive perspective Esprida helps its clients to create recurring revenue streams, increase efficiencies, monitor product reliability, while eliminating paperwork.

Esprida has been around a long time, since 2002. It has and continues to work with OEM Manufacturers to rebranded the respective platforms under such companies own name brand while also embedding the Esprida platform as part of a service and/or warranty program.

ConnectedCropsTM advanced wireless technology empowers the grower to head off these potental problems,and make timely management decisions that maximize their return on investment. The Weather Station gathers key weather and soil moisture data from in-field locations and transmits it in real time to your handheld smartphone, as well as to the ConnectedCrops Mobile App loaded right on your device.

Having the power of this information takes much of the ‘guesswork’ out of so many decisions at the field level. Temperature Inversion, Soil Moisture Levels, Frost Prevention, Irrigation Scheduling, Growing Degree Day Data, and more can all be managed and manipulated so as to maximize the returns from your irrigation scheduling, frost prevention equipment, integrated pest management monitoring, and timeliness of field operations.


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!

Alternare, AC Bringing the Best Practices for Sustainable, Renewable, and Resilient Technologies, Processes, and Products to the Citizens of Michoacán and Mexico State, Mexico (United Mexican States/Estados Unidos Mexicanos) [02/26/2017]

Guest:

  • Guadalupe (Lupita) del Rio, Founder and President, Alternare, AC (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)

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Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’:  Guadalupe (Lupita) del Rio, Founder and President, Alternare, AC (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Segment ‘2’:  Guadalupe (Lupita) del Rio, Founder and President, Alternare, AC (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Segment ‘3’:  Guadalupe (Lupita) del Rio, Founder and President, Alternare, AC (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Segment ‘4’:  Guadalupe (Lupita) del Rio, Founder and President, Alternare, AC (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)

Program overview

This broadcast is reporting live from Mexico City, Mexico (United Mexican States/Estados Unidos Mexicanos) concerning some of the most advanced, yet practical and community based sustainable and innovative “best practices” for rural communities and small towns across Mexico.

Featured is Alternare (In English: “An Alternative Society”), AC a non-profit organization located in Michoacán and Mexico States with its headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico (United Mexican States/Estados Unidos Mexicanos). For two decades the organization has worked with rural communities to help the citizens adopt best practices in natural resource management, agricultural practices, and food production. Such work is achieving sustainable development improving the quality of life for all people in such rural areas. This has been achieved through training focused on the use, management, and intrinsic value of local natural resources. These methods are resulting in the recovery and conservation of local ecosystems on which the economic prosperity, environmental improvements, and civil society stability depends.

The net results of such direct training of local populations, close working relationships with the public schools, and supported by the communities of faith are reductions of poverty, increased quantity and quality of the food supply, while improving security for citizens in the numerous villages and towns of Michoacán and Mexico states.

Over the past five years, Alternare has partnered with the Monarch Sister Schools Program (MSSP) of the United States nonprofit Natural Partners. Alternare has been a supplier of Oyamel pine seeds and valuable forestry know-how for the tree planting program with its Mexican sister schools. Mexican students raise ‘baby trees’ and do reforestation projects to help restore parts of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Alternare has hosted groups of American teachers, students, and other ‘Monarch friends’ that Natural Partners brings to visit is sister schools. Another feature is Alternare’s Training Center which is in close proximity to the Biosphere. This allows the American teachers, students, and other supporters to see the millions of Monarchs that return each year to ‘El Rosario’ and other Monarch butterfly sanctuaries. This is the base where the butterflies overwinter after their 2,000 plus mile (3,000 Kilometers) journey from Canada and northern U.S. Through such partnerships with local Mexican communities and youth, Natural Partners and the MSSP is helping to rebuild the Eastern population of Monarchs and while preserving the amazing Monarchs migration shared by Mexico, the U.S., and Canada.


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!

Gaxbar SA de CV Advancing Environmental Quality in Mexico Addressing Air, Soil, and Water Quality While Improving Food Supply for All Citizens In NAFTA [02/19/2017]

Guests:

  • Luis R. Barrios, Director of Operations, Gaxbar SA de CV(By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)

Captura de pantalla 2017-02-22 a la(s) 11.10.49 PMLuis R. Barrios, Director of Operations, Gaxbar SA de CV,  Theme:  “EcoAgra: What it is; Testing Results; Distributor Feedback; Quality Food Production; and Environmental Impacts”, (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico) Captura de pantalla 2017-02-22 a la(s) 11.11.46 PMLuis R. Barrios, Director of Operations, Gaxbar SA de CV, Theme:  “Strict Regulatory Compliance and Product Registration Process in Mexico” (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)
Captura de pantalla 2017-02-22 a la(s) 11.12.42 PMLuis R. Barrios, Director of Operations, Gaxbar SA de CV,  Theme:  ““EcoAgra & Sustainable Agriculture Practices in Mexico and South Central United States”, (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico) Captura de pantalla 2017-02-22 a la(s) 11.13.48 PMLuis R. Barrios, Director of Operations, Gaxbar SA de CV, Theme:  “Other EcoSolv™ Technologies EcoClean and eQuineWash™ & Other Sustainability Practices Across Mexico and South Central United States”, (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)

Program Summary:

The EmeraldPlanet weekly television programs are broadcast and distributed via Channel 10 TV in Fairfax, Virginia USA. The programs are being simulcast to 532 stations around the United States and then overseas by the Internet and C-SPAN television. The EmeraldPlanet programs are currently available in all countries and territories around the world.  The Emerald Trek and companion The Emerald Mini-Treks are identifying the 1,000 “best practices” on location from the 143 nations, 750 cities, and 50,000 communities by Internet TV, local television stations, main stream media outlets, YouTube, Facebook, The EmeraldPlanet Meetup, Twitter, among other social media networks, and all manner of print media.

The EmeraldPlanet TV is broadcasting weekly a number of the “best practices which are identified through collaboration with:  major non-governmental organizations (NGOs); United Nations, universities and colleges; research institutes; government ministries and agencies; Embassies; banking and micro-lending organizations; Chambers of Commerce; World Trade Centers, international bodies such as The World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank, African Development Bank Group, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), citizens groups; multimedia organizations; among others by utilizing the most advanced broadcasting hardware and software along with an outstanding television Production Crew to reach an ever expanding global audience. The Emerald Trek is focused upon linking principals identified among the 1,000 ‘best practices’ in the 143 nations being visited through this world-wide movement. The Emerald Trek is encompassing over 300,000 miles, visiting 750 major cities, and 50,000 suburban and rural communities in the identified nations.

Our featured guests are:

  • Segment ‘1’:  Luis R. Barrios, Director of Operations, Gaxbar SA de CV,  Theme:  “EcoAgra: What it is; Testing Results; Distributor Feedback; Quality Food Production; and Environmental Impacts”, (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Segment ‘2’: Luis R. Barrios, Director of Operations, Gaxbar SA de CV, Theme:  “Strict Regulatory Compliance and Product Registration Process in Mexico” (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Segment ‘3’: Luis R. Barrios, Director of Operations, Gaxbar SA de CV,  Theme:  ““EcoAgra & Sustainable Agriculture Practices in Mexico and South Central United States”, (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Segment ‘4’: Luis R. Barrios, Director of Operations, Gaxbar SA de CV, Theme:  “Other EcoSolv™ Technologies EcoClean and eQuineWash™ & Other Sustainability Practices Across Mexico and South Central United States”, (By Live Connection, Mexico City, Mexico)

Program overview

Gaxbar SA de CV (Gaxbar), headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico was formed by the Barrios family in 2009 with the clear objective of implementing innovative environmental solutions and products. It has been part of numerous agricultural experimental and production projects across many states in Mexico, South America, and the South Central United States. These projects have been developed in both the private and public sectors.

Since 2013, Gaxbar is proud distributor of ecoSolv™ Technologies LLC and its advanced bio-based family of products that provide many benefits for plants, animals, humans, and the Mexican environment in general.  ecoSolv™ Technologies is headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia USA led by its President and Principal Robert (Bob) L. Davis.

The Barrios family is involved in different business sectors which include amongst others: real estate; renewable energy; and agriculture; as well as heading “Compromiso Social DSI”, a social enterprise that includes twenty-three humanitarian and civil society centers across Mexico to address issues such as nutrition, health, education, local food production, and ‘green’ jobs creation.

Founded by principles Alan Parker and Robert (Bob} L. Davis, ecoSolv™ Technologies, Chesapeake, Virginia USA was born out of a concern for the environment. The motivation of the principals has been to provide conservation strategies for soil remediation, plant growth, soil water retention, and reductions of attacks by insects and other pests while enhancing plant development and crop yields for both home gardeners and commercial farmers. The products and processes are helping gardeners and farmers increase crop yields, in less time, at reduced cost. With this in mind the principals have engaged with a number of major universities and research institutions in the United States, Mexico, and Canada of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) to develop advanced all natural technologies that can exceed market expectations with environmentally enhancing products.

ecoSolv™ Technologies developed ecoAgra™ an all natural, environmentally sensitive agricultural product.  It is an United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) “BioPreferred” plant growth enhancer listed on the Federal Procurement Program. It is fully approved for use in Mexico through the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture.  It help plants grow faster and healthier while making these less susceptible to pests, an increasing warming climate, and drought among other challenging agricultural issues.  ecoAgra™  increases the natural sweetness levels (BRIX) of fruits and vegetables. It reduces the use of harsh chemical based insecticides and pesticides by making plants less susceptible to pests using only safe and all organic materials.

It can be used to wash chemical pesticides and insect droppings from plants, fruits, and vegetables improving the healthy consumption of locally produced and imported food crops. Increased root mass enables plants to upload more nutrients from the soil, and transport these through the plant cell structure increasing the growth and health of plants at greatly reduced application rates. Increased root mass also allows the plant to have longer access to the water table, helping the plant to withstand times of drought while loosing the soil to increase its water absorption capacity.


As you may know EmeraldPlanet is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to identifying at least 1,000 ‘best practices’ for sustainable environmental and economic development. Our efforts are to link those having such “best practices” with those needing the technologies, processes, services, and products to be outstanding ecological stewards of their resources. Please support The Emerald Planet Television and The Emerald Trek through your generous donations of US$25, US$50, or US$100. Click the donations button to make your contributions now
Tune in and learn from our outstanding guests and Dr. Sam Hancock, Director and Host of The EmeraldPlanet television productions at 6:30 – 7:30 P.M. (Eastern); 5:30 – 6:30 P.M. (Central); 4:30 – 5:30 P.M. (Western); and 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Pacific) time zones.

THANK YOU AS TOGETHER WE CREATE THE EMERALDPLANET!