Winners announced: BlueJeans by Verizon Customer Awards 2022


Verizon Business today announced the winners of the third annual BlueJeans by Verizon Customer Awards on Verizon’s Up to Speed. As a reflection of customers globally who are deploying BlueJeans solutions to transform the way they collaborate, communicate, and get work done, the 2022 award winners are being recognized for achieving outcomes that positively drive their business and society forward.

“Workplace priorities have come a long way over the past few years, with collaboration and connectivity making their way to the top of the priority tech stack,” said Chadd Thompson, global head of marketing and customer experience, BlueJeans by Verizon. “Experiences are driving the workplace of the future, and our customers are at the forefront of leading the transformation that will help to drive business and society forward.”

Showcasing how collaborative, inclusive and immersive communication initiatives can be, the 2022 BlueJeans by Verizon Customer Award category winners and honorees are:

  1. Most Successful Hybrid Work Transformation – Winner: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Successfully navigated change to create new revenue streams, ensure continuity, and/or foster connectedness in today’s new world of work.

Honorable Mentions: Northwood Technical College, Findley Foundation

  1. Biggest Impact – Winner: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Med)

Showed significant return on investment as a result of using BlueJeans, honoring a diverse set of outcomes.

Honorable Mentions: Array Behavioral Health, StudentNest

  1. Most Innovative Use Case – Winner: Wharton Interactive, The Wharton School

Demonstrated superior skills in applying BlueJeans video technology to support a creative or pioneering use case outside of traditional virtual meetings.

Honorable Mentions: Jujotech, Risolviamo

  1. Best Use of BlueJeans Events – Winner: Red Hat

Most creative or successful use of BlueJeans for events to support brand awareness, customer retention, and/or human resource initiatives such as employee engagement and culture building.

Honorable Mention: ConnectUS

Learn more about the 2022 awards on the BlueJeans By Verizon Customer Awards page. To see how leading organizations are using BlueJeans to improve their productivity, communication and collaboration, visit the Featured Customers page.

EloQ Communications announced Agency of the Year 2021 by Ad World Masters

 Vietnam-based public relations and marketing agency EloQ Communications won the Gold title in Ad World Masters’ Agency of the Year 2021 Awards, a unique digital competition that ranks participants based on big data technology. This award marks another achievement in 2021 for EloQ, after receiving “Best PR Agency” and “Best PR Practitioner” titles at the 3rd ASEAN PR Excellence Award.

EloQ Communications continuous recognition from international awards

Ad World Masters recently announced its Agencies of the Year for 2021 after evaluating more than 11,900 agencies in its global database. Out of which, only 94 agencies from 78 countries received the Gold title, accounting for only 0.79% of Ad World Masters agencies. EloQ Communications scored 9.4 out of the possible 10 points to win the Gold title for Agency of the Year 2021. The agency is the only one from Vietnam to achieve the title this year.

Agency of the Year is the unique digital competition by Ad World Masters, in which agencies are rewarded according to big data. The data have been processed by an AI algorithm and manually reviewed by the Ad World Masters Team to calculate the Agency Score and give an outlook on the agency’s potential. The result was ranked based on factual and objective criteria, including reviews, SEO, social presence, web performance, awards, and more. The strict ranking system, which combined both digital and human-controlled data, ensures the authenticity and merit of the award-winning candidate.

Bringing global standards and cutting-edge solutions into client’s local projects

EloQ dedicates its effort in supporting overseas clients to overcome cultural and language barrier, and get their messages across to Vietnam audience. Throughout 2021, EloQ Communications had successfully demonstrated its expertise and received continuous global recognition from many organizations and platforms. The agency earned its titles for many services, including public relations, social media strategy, digital marketing, content marketing, and influencer marketing.

EloQ Communications has been working with overseas companies doing business in Vietnam, including such diverse porfolios of clients from more than 30 cities and regions, companies in the Fortune 500 list, multinational and local entities. Some of EloQ’s notable clients are AstraZeneca, Intel, Grab, Viber, Duolingo, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Zoho,, Merck, Fiserv, Alipay, VIB, Fusion Resorts, Holiday Inns, Vietnam Recycles, and many more. “Following our recent wins at the 3rd ASEAN PR Excellence Awards, this new Agency of the Year 2021 title by Ad World Masters once again proves EloQ’s professionalism and international standards in executing PR & marketing campaigns in Vietnam and Southeast Asian markets. I’m grateful toward our EloQ members, partners and clients who have given us their support over the years for us to stand where we are today,” shared Dr. Clāra Ly-Le, Managing Director of EloQ Communications.

EloQ’s commitment to delivering outstanding services in 2022

In 2022, EloQ will continue to be the clients’ eyes and ears on the ground and voice in the streets. As a local expert, the agency focuses on the kind of outside-the-box thinking needed to get noticed in today’s crowded marketing landscape and make clients’ messages stand out.

In the modern PR landscape, EloQ Communications will continue to optimize digital tools and fuse them with the basic principles of PR to navigate our clients’ projects. EloQ is happy to combine local insights and expertise to generate custom communication strategies that best suits the goals of clients.

About EloQ Communications

EloQ Communications is an independent communications agency that acts as its clients’ eyes, ears, and voice in the Vietnamese market. Combining local expertise with a global perspective, EloQ works with foreign and Vietnamese companies of all sizes and industries to enhance their images and extend their reach in the Vietnamese market.

EloQ offers a range of marketing services, including PR, social marketing, digital marketing, influencer marketing, business and product branding, crisis communication, integrated strategic planning, and event planning. The agency values modernity, transparency, and flexibility above all.

For more information about EloQ and its services, please visit

EloQ Communications

Duy Ly

+84 28 39251559



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46 Startups announced winners of the National Startup Awards 2021 along with 1 incubator and 1 accelerator

“Startup India is about realising millions of dreams,” said Shri Piyush Goyal today. Presenting the National Startup Awards 2021, the Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, he said the Startup Mission is a symbol of Self-Reliant & Self-Confident India.

“Be it a fisherman’s son from Chennai or a boatman’s daughter from Kashmir, they all want to bring prosperity to their families and to  their people, and therefore are thinking bigger and bolder,” said Shri Goyal.

Shri Goyal said, realising the contribution of Startups towards nation-building, the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today announced that January 16 will be celebrated as National Start-up Day, to take the Startup culture to the far flung areas of the country.

“Prime Minister Modi is a very firm believer in potential of Startups to contribute significantly to the growth of the nation during the Amritkaal, the next 25 years. He recognises Innovation to be the strongest pillar in making India ‘Aatmanirbhar’,” said Shri Goyal.

Shri Goyal said the PM has focused on three sutras (pillars) to strengthen innovation:

  • Liberating entrepreneurs from the web of Govt processes & bureaucratic silos, – over 25,000 compliances reduced, decriminalization of laws, etc, but what more can be done to help businesses grow & prosper in an easier environment?
  • Building institutional mechanisms, – strengthen regulatory processes and self-regulation, &
  • Handholding young innovators & new enterprises, – mentoring will define Innovation in the future

Shri Goyal called upon the Startups to focus mainly on five areas to make India the No. 1 Startup ecosystem in the world:

1. Develop solutions & content in Indic languages

2. Encourage products & solutions that have a larger social & economic impact

3. Promoting Startups in every district across the country, – Establish ‘Startup Access centers’ in every district

4. Creating Innovation zones at the level of Urban Local Bodies, &

5. Adopt best practices from across the globe & enhance India’s global competitiveness

Quoting PM Modi, Shri Goyal said, “Today India is rapidly moving towards hitting the century of unicorns. I believe the golden era of India’s start-ups is starting now…”

“Government is standing with our innovators and so is the entire country…Let’s Innovate for India, innovate from India!” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, DPIIT Secretary Shri Anurag Jain said the Department will handhold the Startup Award finalists across seven tracks i.e. Investor Connect, Mentorship, Government Connect, Capacity Development, Corporate Connect, Brand Showcase and Unicorn Engagement.

“Our journey together doesn’t end here with just awards, we will walk step by step with you in this journey,” he said.

During the ceremony, the Results of the National Startup Awards (NSA) 2021 were declared. A total of 46 Startups have been recognized as winners of National Startup Awards 2021 along with 1 incubator and 1 accelerator.

The second edition of the awards invited applications across 15 sectors and 49 sub-sectors. The sectors included Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Drinking Water, Education & Skill Development, Energy, Enterprise Technology, Environment, Fintech, Food Processing, Health & Wellness, Industry 4.0, Security, Space and Transport and Travel. Six special categories were also introduced to recognize exceptional Startups contributing to the good of the society. The 2021 edition of the awards also recognized exceptional Startups innovating solutions to promote Indic languages and to compliment national efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 2177 applications were received from Startups across the 49 sub-sectors along with applications from 53 incubators and 6 accelerators for the ecosystem enablers categories. These applicants included 863 Women-led, 414 innovations for combatting COVID-19 and 253 Startups working in rural areas.

All applicants were evaluated against six broad parameters namely Innovation, Scalability, Economic Impact, Social Impact, Environmental Impact, and Inclusiveness and Diversity.

After three rounds of detailed evaluation, 175 Startups were selected for presentation before the jury which made presentations before the 16 specialist jury panels, which comprised of domain experts from industry, investors and government.

The recognised entities will benefit from such recognition, not only in terms of being able to attract more business, financing, partnerships and talent, but also enable them to serve as role models for other entities, and to inspire them to be purposeful and responsible about their socio-economic impact.

53 applications were received from incubators and 6 applications were received from Accelerators. Select incubators and accelerators were selected after three rounds of evaluation for presentation before Jury Panel which gave presentations before the Jury.

The felicitation ceremony was accompanied by the release of an e-Report on National Startup Awards 2021 highlighting the year-round handholding support provided to the finalists of first edition of National Startup Awards and the journey of NSA 2021.

The ‘Blockchain-enabled verification for DPIIT tax incentive certificates’, ‘Digilocker enabled DPIIT Startup recognition certificate’ and second edition of the ‘Startup Champions’ programme on Doordarshan were also launched during the event.

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) conceived the National Startup Awards to recognize and reward outstanding Startups and ecosystem enablers that are building innovative products or solutions and scalable enterprises, with high potential of employment generation or wealth creation, demonstrating measurable social impact. The measure of success is not only the financial gains for the investors, but also the contribution to social good.

Please click here for:

  1. List of winners of the National Startup Awards, 2021
  2. Detailed Presentation on the National Startup Awardees, 2021



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EC Healthcare Announced Positive Profit Alert

EC Healthcare (the “Company”, which together with its subsidiaries is referred to as the “Group”, SEHK stock code: 2138), the largest non-hospital medical group in Hong Kong*, announced a positive profit alert. The Group expected to record a significant increase of over 60% in revenue and over 200% in profit after tax six months ended 30 September 2021 (the “Reporting Period”) respectively as compared to that of the corresponding period in 2020.

Benefiting from (i) an increase in sales arising from strong demand for the medical services offered by the Group and improving local consumption sentiment amid a full-fledged recovery of the retail sector in Hong Kong during the Reporting Period as compared with the same period last year; (ii) an increase in operational efficiency in the long-established business during the Reporting Period as compared with the same period last year; and (iii) contribution from the newly acquired veterinary business during the Reporting Period and positive synergies arisen from the acquisition of medical assets in the second half of the last financial year, the Group was able to achieve such increase.

Mr. Eddy Tang, Chairman, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of EC Healthcare said, “Looking ahead, the Group is optimistic about the business performance. The Group will develop its businesses through organic growth as well as mergers and acquisitions, further build up the enclosed ecosystem to provide better services to the client and consolidate the healthcare market by leveraging multiple brands and disciplines.”

About EC Healthcare
EC Healthcare is Hong Kong’s largest non-hospital medical service provider*, leveraging its core businesses of preventive and precision medicine, and committed to developing medical artificial intelligence by integrating its multi-disciplinary medical services. The move, which is supported by the Group’s high-end branding and quality customer services, is aimed at offering customers safe and effective healthcare and medical services with professionalism.

The Group principally engages in the provision of one-stop medical and health care services in Greater China. The Group provides a full range of services and products under its well-known brands, including those of its one-stop aesthetic medical solutions provider DR REBORN which has ranked first in Hong Kong by sales for years, primary care clinics jointly established with Tencent Doctorwork, chiropractic services centre SPINE Central, New York Spine and Physiotherapy Center NYMG, health management centre re:HEALTH, a vaccine centre Hong Kong Professional Vaccine HKPV, a comprehensive dental centre UMH DENTAL CARE, a diagnostic and imaging centre HKAI, an oncology treatment centre reVIVE, a day procedure centre HKMED, a specialty clinic SPECIALISTS CENTRAL and NEW MEDICAL CENTER, obstetrics and gynaecology specialist ZENITH MEDICAL CENTER AND PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS CENTRE, specialists central, a paediatric center PRIME CARE, cardiology center HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL CARDIOLOGY CENTER, PathLab Medical Laboratories, a professional hair care center HAIR FOREST, Ophthalmology Center VIVID EYE and EC Veterinary Hospital and Imaging Center.

*According to independent research conducted by Frost and Sullivan in terms of revenue in 2019 and 2020

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Japan – MHI: Schedule Announced for H-IIA Launch Vehicle to Deliver Inmarsat’s First I-6 Satellite to Geosynchronous Orbit

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announce that the launch of Inmarsat’s first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 fleet (I-6 F1) by MHI’s H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 45 (HIIA F45), will be as follows:
Inmarsat’s sixth-generation (I-6) fleet will be its first to feature dual-payload satellites. The I-6s will support L-band (ELERA) and Ka-band (Global Xpress) services as part of the company’s unique, global, multi-dimensional, dynamic mesh network ORCHESTRA.

MHI Launch Services enjoys an extremely high success rate of 98.1% and has provided 47 successful consecutive launches, delivered on-time and to the customer’s satisfaction. MHI provides a dedicated launch service for the I-6 F1 launch with the H-IIA Launch Vehicle, configured as H2A204/4S, with 4 Solid Rocket boosters (SRB-As) and 4m diameter payload fairing. The core stages of the H2A launch vehicle are undergoing final checks at MHI’s factory in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, ahead of their shipment to the launch site on Tanegashima island, Kagoshima Prefecture, which is located in the southwest of Japan.

“Our first Inmarsat 6 satellite, I-6F1, is the largest and most advanced commercial communications satellite ever launched and we look forward to the event in Japan with our trusted partner, MHI,” said Rajeev Suri, Inmarsat CEO. “The I-6s are Inmarsat’s first ever hybrid L- and Ka-band satellites, incorporating increased capacity and new technological advances for ELERA’s transformational L-band services alongside additional Global Xpress high-speed broadband capacity. They demonstrate Inmarsat’s ongoing investment and commitment as a global leader for the benefit of mobility customers worldwide, delivering an enhanced platform for world-changing technologies that ELERA enables, including the Industrial Internet of Things, by providing dramatically increased network capacity and resilience. I-6 F1 also plays an integral role in the reliable geostationary earth orbit infrastructure that underpins Inmarsat ORCHESTRA – the world’s first network that will combine geostationary, low earth orbit and terrestrial 5G into one harmonious solution.”

“We are honored to have been selected by Inmarsat, a leader in the global mobile satellite communication industry, to provide launch services for their first satellite in the Inmarsat-6 series,” said Tomoe Nishigaya, Vice President & Senior General Manager for Space Systems in MHI. “We strongly believe and expect that Inmarsat’s L-band services, ELERA, and Global Xpress high-speed broadband capacity delivered by their I-6 fleet of satellites will trigger further growth of demands in the global mobile satellite communication market. Again, we are excited and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to be part of such an innovative mission as a launch services provider. We are committed to providing highly reliable launch services for this 45th mission of H-IIA, following the success of previous missions. We intend to support Inmarsat and its partners with best efforts and great teamwork through the final preparation for the successful launch.”

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.

The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite telecommunications networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for more than 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.

Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government, Aviation and Enterprise satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high-quality partner to its customers across the globe.

About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit or follow our insights and stories on