New ScreenX Theaters across the US

New ScreenX Theaters across the US

CJ 4DPLEX, the world's leading producer of premium film formats and cinema technologies, with B&B Theatres, announced today the opening and development of several new ScreenX theaters located in B&B multiplexes across the U.S. The new openings will result in a total of 8 ScreenX auditoriums across B&B multiplexes by 2023. The announcement was made during the 2022 CinemaCon conference in Las Vegas.

B&B Theatres has begun the rollout of new ScreenX theaters, starting in Athens, Georgia which opened in early April. Following Athens, B&B Theatres will open a new ScreenX auditorium at their Mall of America location in Bloomington, Minnesota in May. Paramount Pictures' "Top Gun: Maverick" will be the first film featured in the ScreenX auditorium.

Additional ScreenX locations in development, which will be located in B&B's PLF Grand Screen auditoriums and will open in 2022 and 2023 will include: B&B Theatres in Omaha, Nebraska. B&B Theatres in Wesley Chapel, Florida. B&B Theatres in Red Oak, Texas.

"B&B Theatres are great partners who have committed their largest PLF auditorium with luxury recliners to create the most immersive and differentiated experience available today in cinema," said Don Savant, President and CEO, CJ4DPLEX America. "We can't wait for audiences in new cities to see what ScreenX brings when coupled with an amazing slate of upcoming ScreenX films."

In 2018, CJ 4DPLEX and B&B Theatres initially partnered to introduce the largest ScreenX auditorium in the world in their PLF Grand Screen auditorium at their B&B Liberty Cinema 12 in Liberty, Missouri. That screen is over four stories tall and seven stories wide, and offers moviegoers one of the most premium, immersive viewing experiences in history. Currently B&B Theatres has ScreenX locations in Liberty, Missouri, Overland Park, Kansas and Ridgeland, Mississippi.

"We're excited to extend our partnership with CJ 4DPLEX and continue the successful introduction of ScreenX to our audiences," said Brock Bagby, Executive Vice President of B&B Theatres. "We are continuing to innovate the way people experience movies and look forward to expanding our work with CJ4DPLEX for years to come."

ScreenX is the world's first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270 degree field of view. By expanding the image beyond the frame and onto the walls of the theatre, ScreenX places the audience directly at the center of the story, creating a visually immersive viewing experience unlike any other. To date, there are now over 372 ScreenX auditoriums around the world in 38 countries.

B&B Theatres has been family owned and operated since 1924 when Elmer Bills Sr. opened a movie house in Salisbury, Missouri where the future Mrs. Bills played the piano for silent movies. During the company's 98 years, and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, recliners and digital cinema. B&B Theatres is the 5th largest theatre chain in America and operates approximately 517 screens at 54 locations in Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia & Washington

ABOUT CJ 4DPLEX. CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created innovative film technologies for theaters worldwide that include 'ScreenX', '4DX', and '4DX Screen' for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.

CJ 4DPLEX is a part of the CJ Group conglomerate that also includes entertainment powerhouses CJ CGV, the fifth largest theater chain in the world, and CJ ENM (CJ Entertainment & Media), who produced the Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and SAG Awards winning film, "Parasite". CJ 4DPLEX was named Most Innovative Company of 2017 and 2019 in Live Events by Fast Company, and the technology has been recognized with Silver at the Edison Awards in the Media and Visual Communications-Entertainment category in 2015 and 2018.

ScreenX is the world's first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270 degree field of view. By expanding the image beyond the frame and onto the walls of the theatre, ScreenX places the audience directly at the center of the story, creating a visually immersive viewing experience unlike any other. To date, there are over 372 ScreenX auditoriums around the world in 38 countries.

4DX provides moviegoers with a multi-sensory cinema-going experience, allowing audiences to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 21 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors. To date, there are over 776 4DX auditoriums around the world, spanning over 69 countries.

Prospects for 2023 Chicago Auto Industry

Prospects for 2023 Chicago Auto Industry

Many analysts note that the famous Chicago auto industry is accelerating faster and faster today. True, as an early effect of the raging Covid-19, there was a significant dip in the road. Regardless, car production and car sales have now roared back. Pundits say substantial changes lie ahead, and better days are sure to come. Beginning in the final quarter of 2020 and running into 2021, things started taking a good turn.

Interestingly, in recent months, automakers worldwide have experienced tremendous changes. In a few cases, there've been record production and sales levels. Just like many industries across various geographic regions, the past pandemic experience gave birth to accelerated trends, impacting the mobility value chain, particularly what was already building up in the preceding months and years.

When we think about the data-driven 2025 enterprise, it paints a positive picture of the future ahead. Try also to think about the car and truck buying businesses. Before the pandemic hit the world, many consumers had a great opportunity to explore various vehicles online, comparing prices. They could virtually experience 360-degree views of the specific vehicle they wished to buy and even visit several carmaker websites in an effort to (virtually) build their own cars. Such features were available even when, in most places, the buyers were required to visit a physical location to complete the process.

In time such technological advances proved invaluable; indeed, some car dealers decided to close down their sales shops in order to engage customers using videoconferencing techniques, the phone, and arranging for special appointments. Buyers could also utilize apps and sites to seamlessly explore and arrange such related services, including insurance and financing- they could do all these remotely and virtually as a manifestation of the modern car-buying process.

After the pandemic, many customers started flocking back to most of Chicago's dealership floors. This proved that most people still wished to interact with sellers and dealers and see, feel and test-drive their selected vehicles before actually buying them. As time moved on, different platforms, including the physical and the virtual, continued existing side by side. They complement and compete with one another. Notably, specific car and truck models have continued thriving by using a different system other than the traditional dealer showrooms. Among these are the top-class Tesla, Volkswagen, Volvo, and Porsche. Several other leading automakers have decided to try doing business using a new manufacturer-led model that focuses on selling and servicing vehicles. Many of these boast of having a solid legacy dealer network.

Interestingly, comparable dynamics revolving around digital and legacy elements are actively playing out in the vehicle manufacturing sector. The supply chains are holding steadily despite the earlier jitters that the industry would be adversely affected by things like microchip shortages, geopolitical tensions, and the certain blockage of the strategic Suez Canal. Further, just like in the car buying business, there is considerably greater transparency in the manufacturing sector, owing to digital advancement.

Analysts generally expect the auto industry at large to have certain significant factors accelerating the growth situation. The core autonomous, electrification, shared mobility, and smart technology trends are expected to accelerate. Significantly, companies and funds outside the traditional automotive industry have invested over $300 billion in various ACES technologies. They did this because they believed in the promising future of mobility. Over the years, investments in connectivity (including cybersecurity and infotainment sectors) have significantly increased.

As of 2022, the prevailing trends clearly suggest that the mobility factor will continue to impact the digital space with businesses becoming ever more connected. Certainly, advances in electric vehicle technology also play a central role in promoting production and business. Indeed, electric car consumers who considered the sustainability factor in their vehicle-buying decisions actually pushed their sales up, eventually realizing up to a 43% increase in 2020. There's little doubt that changes in mobility factors call for changes in capabilities. Thus, automakers will have no option but to adjust their organizations. They can do this, for instance, by increasing the number of software engineers vis-a-vis the mechanical engineers. Generally, automakers may be required to re-skill up to ¼ of their current workforce. Analysts expect such trends to accelerate, particularly as the industry picks up from the past Covid-19 pandemic aftermath.

Personal Cloud 50.8 billion dollars by 2027

Personal Cloud 50.8 billion dollars by 2027

According to a research report Personal Cloud Market with COVID-19 Impact, By Revenue Type, User Type (Enterprises (SMEs and Large Enterprises) and Consumers), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America) - Global Forecast to 2027", published by MarketsandMarkets™, the global Personal Cloud Market is projected to grow from USD 20.8 billion in 2022 to USD 50.8 billion by 2027 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.6' during the forecast period.

A personal cloud is a repository of digital content and services that can be accessed from any device. Personal cloud is a non-physical entity. It is a location where users can store, synchronize, stream, and share content while moving from one platform, screen, and location to another. It was built on connected services and applications. It reflects and sets consumer expectations for how next-generation computing services will function. The online cloud is also known as the public cloud.

The Consumer segment is estimated to have the largest market size during the forecast period

Since the introduction of the internet, the computer industry has been shifting away from local to server-based storage. However, it was only with the introduction of personal storage and file-sharing services that cloud storage began to achieve popular notice and use. The drive toward the personal cloud is to complete utilization of the storage of computer or mobile as consumers can put media and documents in an online drive and share it across devices.

Personal cloud is undoubtedly one of the most profitable investments a small firm can make. Due to its cost-effectiveness and flexibility of use, online storage solutions for small businesses have exploded in popularity in recent years. These cloud-based storage systems are scalable and dont require a large upfront investment in physical storage equipment. Other benefits of using Cloud storage solutions include disaster recovery, increased security, and real-time data updates. Some of the key players for SMEs are Spideroak, Just Cloud, which supports third-party apps to run smoothly and efficiently. Cloud storage for SMEs has some features, such as workflow management, data management, and user management. Small business storage and backup options provide 100' data security and privacy, as well as complete customer control.

Personal cloud storage, mobile cloud storage, and pocket cloud storage are all terms used in the North American Personal Cloud Market. Personal cloud can take on different meanings depending on how it is implemented, such as when it acts as a storage appliance that can be retrieved wirelessly or via the internet. Because of the growth in multi-cultural organizations that are required to work over similar platforms without compromising on the quality of work across different geographical locations, the US market accounted for the largest share of the North American Personal Cloud Market.

Some of the major players in the Personal Cloud Market are Alphabet Inc, (US), Microsoft Corporation (US), Apple Inc. (US), Dropbox, Inc. (US), Amazon Web Services, Inc. (US), Box (US), Seagate Technology LLC (US), Western Digital Corporation (US), Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (US), Egnyte, Inc. (US), Buffalo Inc. and Melco Holdings Inc. (Japan), Funambol, Inc. (US), j2 Global, Inc. (US), D-Link Corporation (Taiwan), ElephantDrive Inc. (US), ownCloud (Germany), Cloudike (US), SpiderOak Inc. (US), pCloud AG (Switzerland), Tresorit, and ASUS Cloud Corporation (Switzerland), Internxt Inc. (Spain), IceDrive, (Canada), iDrive Inc. (US), MiMedia Inc. (US), Dracoon (Germany), and OpenDrive Inc. (US).

2022 North American summit for women

2022 North American summit for women

House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd (HORP) announced that Coca-Cola, Kroger, Diageo, BIC, Spin Master and Bureau Veritas will lead at the virtual 2022 North America Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® - the success and leadership summit for women to be held on Feb 28, 2022. The summit enables organizations across North America the opportunity to learn and share best practices for leadership, success and DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) across industries and is an excellent opportunity for organizations to exchange learnings on gender diversity & inclusion ahead of International Women's Day. The 2022 North America edition of the summit is the kick-off edition of the 2022 World Tour of Break the ceiling touch the sky® (editions in North America, Europe, Asia, ANZ, Middle East and Africa in 2022). Break the ceiling touch the sky® has since 2015 enabled over 30000 women leaders to greater success. Plans are also open now for the 2022 India Edition of the summit which will be held on April 19, 2022.

The 2022 North America Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® will feature several C-Suite speakers including Shawn Till, EVP and CEO, North America, Bureau Veritas; Christina Ruggiero, President of Operations, Central Zone of North America, The Coca-Cola Company; Bob McDonald, Former Secretary of Veterans Affairs and retired Chairman and CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company; Tara Deakin, Chief People Officer, Spin Master Ltd.; Julie Hamilton, Chief Commercial Officer, Diageo; Chester Twigg, Group Commercial Officer, BIC; Helen Bradley, CHRO and Executive Committee Member, Bureau Veritas; Elle Morris, Senior Vice President, Global Strategy, Marks, a part of SGS & Co; Angie Halamandaris, Founder-President, Juniper Group and Co-Founder, Heart of America Foundation; Valerie Love, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, The Coca-Cola Company; Carlos Barroso, President and Founder, CJB and Associates; Alex von Behr, President, vBAssociates and Senior Advisor, House of Rose Professional and former Global Chief Customer Officer, Unilever Plc; Denny Iker, Principal, YI Consultants; Christopher Thomson, Site HR/LR Director, Oshawa Assembly, General Motors, Ranu Gupta, Managing Partner, Performance Leverage; and Anthony A. Rose, Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional and best-selling author of "Break the ceiling touch the sky: success secrets of the world's most inspirational women."

Break the ceiling touch the sky® is a key enabler of Mission 2029 for a Better World – HORP's joint 10 year mission with the world's leading companies to shape a better world through better diversity & inclusion, better leadership and better business. The measure for Mission 2029 for a Better World is to help quintuple the number of Female CEOs in the world's 500 Largest Companies (from 14 in mid-2020 to 70 in 2029) and double the number of Male CEOs in the same group who actively invest in gender diversity and inclusion.

Commented Shawn Till, EVP and CEO, North America, Bureau Veritas, "A diverse workplace achieved through an inclusive culture is an integral part of Bureau Veritas' identity. The Group has developed organically and through many different acquisitions with a richness of capability from drawing together people of diverse experiences and backgrounds including gender, age, ethnicity, etc. We are delighted to partner with Break the ceiling touch the sky®."

Colleen Lindholz, President, Kroger Health shared, "I'm proud of the role so many talented women leaders are playing to help businesses get back to growth despite the challenges of the pandemic. Together, we are driving change, creating opportunity, and defining a more innovative, inclusive future. In healthcare, we see it every day in the more than 2200 Kroger Health pharmacies and 220 clinics across the USA. We are proud to once again champion the cause at the 2022 North America Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky and support Mission 2029 for a Better World."

Commented Julie Hamilton, Chief Commercial Officer, Diageo Plc, "The future is female. Research is indicating that women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power and influence. Given this reality, it is imperative we have more gender balanced leadership at the very top of organizations. At Diageo we believe that the fastest way to greater diversity at the top is to actively support greater opportunity for women to learn, grow and lead."

House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd® is a global leader in the Talent, Training and Transformation businesses. The Company operates internationally via its registered brands Break the ceiling touch the sky®, Dream Job International® and CEOSmith®.