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Taoiseach , Micheál Martin , TD , has officially opened a new R & D centre in Galway for Genesys , a global cloud leader in customer experience orchestration . The sustainable , mixed-use facility is the new home for the experts developing its range of cloud solutions . It ’ s the largest Genesys R & D centre in Europe . “ I am delighted Genesys has chosen Galway as the location for its largest R & D site in Europe , which will help foster even more collaboration across the tech sector in the region ,” said Martin .


EKINOPS , a leading supplier of telecommunications solutions for telecom operators and businesses , has announced that it has joined the United Nations Global Compact , the world ’ s largest corporate sustainability initiative . The UNGC is a voluntary initiative for companies and organisations to participate in the creation of a global framework for achieving sustainable growth by exhibiting responsible , creative leadership and acting as good members of society . Companies and organisations that sign the UNGC are required to uphold and contribute to the realisation of 10 principles in four areas : human rights , labour , environment and anti-corruption .


Scania is partnering with HAVI Supply Chain for a ground-breaking new trial that sees an autonomous truck being used in the transport of commercial goods . The pilot , carried out under regular traffic conditions , aims to learn about the effectiveness of autonomous truck transport as part of hub-to-hub operations . In what is a first for Europe , Scania and HAVI Supply Chain are piloting the use of a fully autonomous vehicle to transport commercial goods in regular traffic conditions between logistics hubs .


Essence SmartCare , a leader in IoT-based remote care solutions , has announced that its voice-activated emergency call solution has been selected by leading German security provider , WSH , for integration into the Smardian IoT-based independent living alarm system . The agreement makes WSH , a subsidiary of Switzerland ’ s Securitas Group , the first German service provider to offer fullcoverage touchless emergency solutions with advanced voiceactivated technology .
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