|By PR Newswire||
|January 29, 2014 07:00 AM EST||
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO of Global Holdings, Sam Solakyan, has accepted an invitation to join the prestigious Board of Directors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Since he began working with the NCMEC, Solakyan has championed the organization's cause in multiple capacities, including serving on its Advisory Council. "We're delighted to have Sam on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children," said John Ryan, NCMEC's president and CEO. "Sam has a big heart and truly cares about keeping children safe."
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children was established in 1984 by former President Ronald Reagan, and is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working to rescue missing and sexually exploited children. But their ascent to the fore was not an easy climb. Thirty years ago, law enforcement had no way of entering a missing child's information into the FBI database. It was not until one family's tragedy gained notoriety that real change began to occur.
In 1981 Adam Walsh, a six-year old boy from Florida, went missing. His family turned to the police but with little resources at their disposal their options were limited. Tragically, Adam died before authorities were able to rescue him. The Walsh family wanted no other families to experience such pain and loss, so in 1981 they formed the Adam Walsh Outreach Center for Missing Children. That outreach center later merged with the NCMEC, and since that time the fight to recover missing children has only intensified. Today, with all the amazing work the NCMEC undertakes, along with increased public awareness, improved technology and stronger legislation, the number of recovered missing children has skyrocketed from 62 percent in 1990 to 97 percent. "It's so sad that sometimes it takes real tragedy to effect change," says Sam Solakyan, "but I'm proud to be a part of that change."
The NCMEC has recovered more than 188,000 missing young people over the years by combining efforts with law enforcement, families, and field professionals, and utilizing tools such as the CyberTipline® and its toll free 24-hour National Missing Children Hotline. A staple in the rescue and recovery of missing children, the organization also provides prevention and safety resources to families and professionals through workshops and campaigns. One such campaign, Infant Abductions, provides vital statistics and information on infant abductions as well as technical assistance for security personnel and healthcare professionals. Additionally, the Take 25® campaign encourages parents and guardians to devote 25 minutes a day for discussing safety measures and abduction prevention with their children. These measures, along with many other programs offered by the NCMEC, are vital tools in educating the public on Internet safety and preventing child abduction.
"The people at the NCMEC work around the clock to provide the resources and support necessary to bring innocent victims home safely," said Solakyan. "These men and women, who put their lives on the line each day, need every tool at their disposal. I am eager to help further their mission in any way that I can." Recently, Solakyan worked with NCMEC to fund, develop and host a training course focusing on the dangers of child sex trafficking. The course will equip law enforcement officers with the newest, most effective techniques from experts in the field.
"Every day, children are sold for sex on the Internet and in communities, large and small, across America," stated John Ryan. "Sam's new training program for law enforcement will help us greatly in the fight against child sex trafficking." NCMEC's Program Specialist, Dan Mills, reinforced Ryan's sentiment by stating, "Sam's dedication and commitment to ending child sex trafficking and his willingness to support NCMEC's law enforcement training program could not have come at a better time! His involvement has allowed us to launch a comprehensive training program designed to train law enforcement across the country on the unique aspects of child sex trafficking victims. I look forward to continue developing our relationship with Sam in the future!" The training takes place January 27 - 31, 2014 at the Museum of Tolerance.
"The work we do at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children relies on partnerships with people and organizations who understand that child safety is a responsibility we all share," said John Ryan. "Sam embodies this philosophy and is just as passionate as we are about these issues. I am excited to see the progress that we will make together for children facing abduction and exploitation." Sam is also looking forward to what his future with the NCMEC holds. "It has been a privilege to be part of an organization whose work I so passionately believe in," said Solakyan. "I look forward to taking my involvement to a new level."
If you would like to get involved, make a donation, or learn more about the incredible work of the NCMEC, visit: http://www.missingkids.com.
About Global Holdings
Since its incorporation in 2002, Global Holdings, Inc. has developed a growing portfolio of cutting-edge businesses in a broad array of service industries, including healthcare and finance. Global Holdings' service-oriented business philosophy is evidenced each of its respective entities, including Paramount Management Services, Inc., Vital Imaging, Global MDX, Global Pharmaceuticals, and Vital Medical Services. http://www.globalholdings.com/
SOURCE Global Holdings, Inc.
Saviynt Inc. has announced the availability of the next release of Saviynt for AWS. The comprehensive security and compliance solution provides a Command-and-Control center to gain visibility into risks in AWS, enforce real-time protection of critical workloads as well as data and automate access life-cycle governance. The solution enables AWS customers to meet their compliance mandates such as ITAR, SOX, PCI, etc. by including an extensive risk and controls library to detect known threats and b...
Oct. 10, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 258
Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist for the Western US at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, he has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners with a focus on emerging technologies including IaaS, PaaS, and DevOps. He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups.
Oct. 10, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 259
As-a-service models offer huge opportunities, but also complicate security. It may seem that the easiest way to migrate to a new architectural model is to let others, experts in their field, do the work. This has given rise to many as-a-service models throughout the industry and across the entire technology stack, from software to infrastructure. While this has unlocked huge opportunities to accelerate the deployment of new capabilities or increase economic efficiencies within an organization, i...
Oct. 10, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 307
Electric power utilities face relentless pressure on their financial performance, and reducing distribution grid losses is one of the last untapped opportunities to meet their business goals. Combining IoT-enabled sensors and cloud-based data analytics, utilities now are able to find, quantify and reduce losses faster – and with a smaller IT footprint. Solutions exist using Internet-enabled sensors deployed temporarily at strategic locations within the distribution grid to measure actual line lo...
Oct. 10, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 168
For almost two decades, businesses have discovered great opportunities to engage with customers and even expand revenue through digital systems, including web and mobile applications. Yet, even now, the conversation between the business and the technologists that deliver these systems is strained, in large part due to misaligned objectives. In his session at DevOps Summit, James Urquhart, Senior Vice President of Performance Analytics at SOASTA, Inc., will discuss how measuring user outcomes –...
Oct. 10, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 503
Recently announced Azure Data Lake addresses the big data 3V challenges; volume, velocity and variety. It is one more storage feature in addition to blobs and SQL Azure database. Azure Data Lake (should have been Azure Data Ocean IMHO) is really omnipotent. Just look at the key capabilities of Azure Data Lake:
Oct. 10, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 351
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, will explore the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends an...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 163
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM Cloud Data Services has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IBM Cloud Data Services offers a portfolio of integrated, best-of-breed cloud data services for developers focused on mobile computing and analytics use cases.
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 759
As the world moves towards more DevOps and microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas, an Architect/Developer Evangeli...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 217
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 272
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driv...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 168
Docker is hot. However, as Docker container use spreads into more mature production pipelines, there can be issues about control of Docker images to ensure they are production-ready. Is a promotion-based model appropriate to control and track the flow of Docker images from development to production? In his session at DevOps Summit, Fred Simon, Co-founder and Chief Architect of JFrog, will demonstrate how to implement a promotion model for Docker images using a binary repository, and then show h...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 246
DevOps is here to stay because it works. Most businesses using this methodology are already realizing a wide range of real, measurable benefits as a result of implementing DevOps, including the breakdown of inter-departmental silos, faster delivery of new features and more stable operating environments. To take advantage of the cloud’s improved speed and flexibility, development and operations teams need to work together more closely and productively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Prashanth...
Oct. 10, 2015 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 146
In their session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, co-founder and the VP of Product at Logz.io, and Tomer Levy, co-founder and CEO of Logz.io, will explore the entire process that they have undergone – through research, benchmarking, implementation, optimization, and customer success – in developing a processing engine that can handle petabytes of data. They will also discuss the requirements of such an engine in terms of scalability, resilience, security, and availability along with how the archi...
Oct. 10, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 455
DevOps is gaining traction in the federal government – and for good reasons. Heightened user expectations are pushing IT organizations to accelerate application development and support more innovation. At the same time, budgetary constraints require that agencies find ways to decrease the cost of developing, maintaining, and running applications. IT now faces a daunting task: do more and react faster than ever before – all with fewer resources.
Oct. 10, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 426