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