NamSor Extension for RapidMiner 6.5

RapidMiner empowers enterprises to easily mashup data, create predictive models and operationalize predictive analytics within any business process.It is a leading mining tool for the ‘big data’.

At RapidMiner Wisdom 2015, the user conference that took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia – a new release was launched with two forever free editions and one commercial edition of RapidMiner™ Studio 6.5.

We’ve also updated our Names Processing Extension for RapidMiner and it offers all the functions found in NamSor API :

  • Parse a Personal Name
  • Infer Gender from a Personal Name
  • Infer Origin from a Personal Name

It is found in the MarketPlace:

2015_NamSor_Ext_For_RapidMiner_65as well as on github.

Combined with RapidMiner other extensions, it can be used for many different use cases, in academic, public and private sectors, for example:

  • Gender Studies,
  • Migration Research,
  • Travel Industry,
  • ‘Big Data’ and predictive analytics,
  • Segmentation for Sentiment Analysis

You’ll find below our presentation at RapidMiner Wisdom

About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of Name Recognition Software (NamSor sorts names). NamSor mission is to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people.

Reach us at: contact@namsor.com

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[AGENDA] Paris GEOINT Conference

[UPDATE] read NamSor #GEOINT presentation at the French Geographical Society.

On 11/12 September in Paris, an international conference will gather geospatial intelligence professionals at the French Geographical Society (founded in 1827).

The scientific committee includes eminent researchers from Panthéon-Sorbonne University, IFG/Paris8, ENS, Bordeaux University as well as GEOINT professionals from the public and private sector (Ministry of Defense, Airbus Defense and Space).

Elian Carsenat, founder of NamSor, will present several applications of onomastics to mine the ‘big data’, infer valuable intelligence about identity and territories.

Other contributors include speakers from : DRM (French Military Intelligence), MoD, CNES, Magellium, IGN, GEO4I, GEO2012, THALES, Geodec Consult, DGGN (Ministry of Interior Affairs), ONERA, Carmenta, Spallian, ESRI, Luciad.

Please find below, the detailed agenda and location of the event:

Colloque international

Sous la direction de Philippe Boulanger

(Professeur à l’Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII)

Geospatial Intelligence

Révolution technologique, représentation spatiale et analyse géopolitique

En partenariat avec le département de géographie de l’Ecole normale supérieure-Ulm Airbus Defense and Space

Programme

Société de géographie

Grand amphithéâtre

184 bd Saint-Germain (VIe arr.), Paris

Vendredi 11 et samedi 12 septembre 2015

Entrée libre et sans réservation

COMPOSITION DU COMITE SCIENTIFIQUE

Colonel Philippe Arnaud (directeur, BGHOM, Ministère de la Défense), Pr Pierre Beckouche (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne), Renaud Bellais (Direction des affaires publiques, Airbus Group), Pr Philippe Boulanger (Président, Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII), Pr Emmanuèle Cunningham-Sabot (Directrice du département de géographie de l’Ecole normale supérieure de Paris), Col. Gilles Darricau (EMA, Ministère de la Défense), Pr Sébastien Laurent (Université de Bordeaux), Pr Barbara Loyer (Directrice de l’Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII), Myriam Fargues (Maître de conférences, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne), Alexandre Papaemmanuel (Grand Compte, Fonction Renseignement, Airbus Defense and Space), Pr Yann Richard (Directeur UFR de géographie, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Vendredi 11 septembre

9h00 : Ouverture

Séance 1 : Le Geoint en appui des opérations

Président : Pr Philippe Boulanger (Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII)

9h15-9h45 : « Le centre Geoint des armées françaises: un centre d’excellence à la Direction du renseignement militaire, en appui des opérations » par le Général Christophe Gomart (Directeur du Renseignement militaire)

9h45-10h15 : « Observation spatiale militaire : enjeux et perspectives » par le Général Jean- Daniel Testé (Directeur du Commandement interarmées de l’espace)

10h15-10h30 : Discussion 10h30-11h00 : Pause

Séance 2 : Le Geoint : nouveaux enjeux, nouveaux équilibres
Président : Alexandre Papaemmanuel (Grand Compte, Fonction Renseignement, Airbus Defense and Space) ou autre responsable Airbus

11h00-11h20 : « Développement des applications spatiales, Quand les activités de Prospective et de Veille dans les autres pays alimentent un nouvel axe de Geoint » par Murielle Lafaye (CNES) et Thierry Rousselin (Magellium).

11h20-11h40 : « La géovisualisation, outil d’analyse Geoint » par Vincent Caillard (IGN).

11h40-12h00 : « Le tournant de la géographie descriptive et géométrique vers le raisonnement géospatial intégré ».par Alain Zumsteeg (Délégation générale de l’armement, Département géographie physique).

12h00-12h15 : Discussion
Séance 3 : Le Geoint : nouveaux enjeux, nouvelles réflexions Président : Pr Yann Richard (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

14h00-14h20 : « Les enjeux sociétaux de la géolocalisation : Geoint et analyse géopolitique » par Eric Morel (Directeur Défense et sécurité, Geospatial, Airbus Defense and Space) et Philippe Boulanger (IFG-Université Paris VIII)

14h20-14h40 : « Le Geoint, un outil d’action au service de la sécurité » par Jean-Philippe Morisseau et Lionel Kerrello (GEO4I)

14h40-15h00 : « Réflexions et propositions pour les minimiser dans le monde du Geoint » par Nicolas Saporiti (Geo2012)

15h00-15h20 : « Les outils d’aujourd’hui au service du Geoint de demain : analyse prédictive et incursion sur le big data » par Philippe Larde (Thalès Communications-Security)

15h20-15h40 : « Du « Geoint », slogan percutant mais réducteur d’une agence américaine…à la maîtrise de l’aide à la décision, véritable enjeu mondial d’influence et de gouvernance ! » par Jean-Armel Hubault (Geodec Consult)

15h40-16h00 : « Vers un cadre juridique pour le développement du Geoint : point de rencontre ou synthèse des droits ? » par Numa Isnard (IDEST – Université Paris Sud)

16h00-16h15 : Discussion 16h15-16h45 : Pause
Séance 4 : Table ronde Formations au Geoint et perspectives (16h45-18h30) Président : Pr Sébastien Laurent (Université de Bordeaux)

« L’information géospatiale produite à des fins de sécurité civile et son intérêt pour l’analyse géopolitique (Réflexions autour d’une expérience d’enseignement) » par Myriam Fargues

(Université Panthéon-Sorbonne)

« Réflexions sur un curriculum Geoint pour futurs managers sur la base des expériences 1999-2015 de Mines ParisTech et NTNU Trondheim » par Thierry Rousselin (Responsable du cours MP18 « Geointelligence for Natural Resource Evaluation and Sustainable Management », Honorary Professor Monget Jean Marie, créateur et animateur du cours de 1999 à 2006), Prof Emeritus Sinding Larsen Richard (créateur et animateur du cours NTNU1

« Geointelligence for Natural Resource Evaluation and Sustainable Management » de 1999 à 2010), Karine Guérin (chargée de cours MP18 à Mines ParisTech)

« Formation géopolitique et Geoint » par Barbara Loyer (Professeur et directrice de l’Institut français de géopolitique, Université Paris VIII)

« Quelle formation pour le renseignement géospatial? » par Bernard Kientz (Airbus Defence and Space)

Samedi 12 septembre
Séance 5 : Les outils du Geoint, l’analyse prédictive et la sécurité
Président : Renaud Bellais (Direction des affaires publiques, Airbus Group)

9h00-9h20 : « Un outil prototype de Geoint en gendarmerie : le SC2 ou la cartographie de l’éphémère pour la gestion de crise » par LcL Thibault Lucazeau et Cen (TA) Christophe Blanc (Direction des opérations, DGGN, Ministère de l’Intérieur).

9h20-9h40 : « Comment le ROIM peut-il contribuer au Geoint ? Quelques éléments de réponse »

Par Alain Michel (ONERA)

9h40-10h00 : « Les réalités du Geoint dans le cadre d’opérations extérieures (OPEX) à caractère multinational » par Marie Laboureix et Mans Beckman (Carmenta)
10h00-10h15 : Discussion 10h15-10h45 : Pause

Séance 6 : Les outils du Geoint et la gestion des données

Président : Jean Gusinel (journaliste spécialisé sur les questions de défense et de sécurité, Le Point)

10h45-11h05 : « Cartographier la Big Data ou comment ancrer l’intelligence économique dans le XXIe siècle » par Guillaume Farde (Spallian)

11h05-11h25 : « Le SIG une plateforme centrale pour le Geoint » par Jérémie Majerowicz (ESRI)

11h25-11h45 : « L’onomastique appliquée au décryptage des enjeux identitaires et de territoire » par Elian Carsenat (NamSor.com)

11h45-12h05 : « Luciad et le Geoint » par Jérôme Lutz (Luciad)

12h15-Conclusion du colloque

PDF Version http://www.geographie.ens.fr/IMG/file/Programmation%20colloque%20Geoint%20version%20juin%202015.pdf

About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of Name Recognition Software (NamSor sorts names). NamSor mission is to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people.

Reach us at: contact@namsor.com

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RussoScopie becomes NamSor for Russia

We’ve now integrated RussoScopie – a service to monitor the Russian Media and access valuable databases about the businesses in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan – into NamSor list of valuable data sources, for

– risk management,

– social sciences (migration studies, geography, geopolitics) and international affairs,

– competitive analysis, specially in the industrial and energy sector,

– compliance / KYC, specially in the banking sector.

NamSor, combined with RussoScopie/INTEGRUM, provides a unique capability to analyze the position of the international business community and the current status of Foreign Direct Investments in Russia.

Russian Media Monitor

RussoScopie provides access to INTEGRUM, the  leading  electronic collection of Russian and CIS mass media – with exclusive distribution rights in the French speaking countries and non-exclusive distribution rights elsewhere (in collaboration with Integrum WW).

INTEGRUM professional databases cover Russian newspapers, magazines, teletypes of information agencies, analytical and statistical bulletins, texts of laws, decrees, blogs etc. 

INTEGRUM offers a unified search engine, automatic translation to English, topics monitoring, text analytics, RSS feeds and much more.

We can help you build your own business case : revenues growth, risk management, PR monitoring, B2C brand management, B2B customer relationship, compliance / KYC, competitive intelligence, …

INTEGRUM aggregates more than 10,000 data sources:

Data Source Type Count
Media: Russian Central Press 545
Media: Russian Information agencies 144
Media: Russian Regional press 1521
Media: Russian Regional news agencies 111
Media: Russian The foreign press 38
Media: Russian Foreign news agencies 21
Media: Russian Press CIS 132
Media: Russian News agencies of the CIS 52
Media: Russian Central online edition 1088
Media: Russian Regional Internet publications 833
Media: Russian Foreign Internet publications 229
Media: Russian Corporate publications online 70
Media: Russian Central TV and Radio 7
Media: Russian Central TV and Radio online 38
Media: Russian Regional TV and Radio 79
Media: Russian Regional TV and Radio online 122
Media: Russian International TV and radio 2
Media: Russian International TV and Radio online 4
Russian Official information agencies 382
Russian Blogs – 2M number of communities 10
Russian Archives. national media 1437
Russian Archives. regional media 1603
Russian Archives. foreign media 314
Integrum newspaper 1
Russian Financial and stock news 33
Russian Address-reference database 154
Russian Business information / Analysis 184
Russian Legislation 156
Russian Online library 57
Russian Directory of industrial products 72
Russian Personalities 33
Russian Statistical informations 141
Russian Regional geography 13
Russian Photo Archive 7
Business security / compliance / KYC 73
Russian Library of World Literature 601
Russian Libraries 134
TOTAL COVERAGE 10441

This includes Russian media published in different countries, such as: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, United Kingdom, Germany, Georgia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Canada, Kyrgyzstan, China, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, USA, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia.

Combining INTEGRUM with NamSor can generate unique insights into what’s on top of the agenda in Russia -as reflected by traditional and social media- across all industries, in a specific sectors, as well as in external affairs.

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Russian Business Databases

We provide financial institutions, corporate clients, governmental bodies and consultants with databases, innovative tools and robust integration patterns to implement an effective business intelligence strategy focused on the Russian market.

INTEGRUM LEGAL & FINANCIAL DATA

INTEGRUM COMPANIES is a new analytical service offering official information on more than 8 million Russian and foreign companies as well as private entrepreneurs in Russia. INTEGRUM offers both depth and breadth of business information, across all industry sectors: legal and financial data, directors and key decision makers, RFPs, licences, patents, contracts …

MULTILINGUAL MULTI-SOURCE INTEGRATIONFor global players with needs to cross-check information accross different languages, different data sources (such as ISI Emerging Markets, Ruslana Bureau Van Dijk, CEDROM-SNi, Factiva Dow Jones, LexisNexis, fDi Markets, Thomson Reuters or Bloomberg, etc.) we offer :

– integration patterns to filter, aggregate, validate, route information to the right person,
– automatic translation, combined with selective manual translation (in-house or outsourced),
– text and data analytics to support a particular decision making process.

VALUABLE DATA ABOUT RUSSIAN DECISION MAKERS

We help you leverage your existing contacts, professional databases, social networks, consultants. We use tools such as sociolinguistics and graph theory to help you reach your objectives and get access to the right people at the right time.

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Russian Scientific Databases

We’ve also integrated the leading Russian scientific databases in our bibliometrics offering that was presented during IREG international conference on academic excellence.  Read our brochure (PDF) 201505_NamSor_For_Sciences_v3.00

About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European vendor of Name Recognition Software (NamSor sorts names). NamSor mission is to help understand international flows of money, ideas and people.

Reach us at: contact@namsor.com

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International Financial Places gathered at Europlace2015 in Paris

Last week, about 1700 people attended Paris Europlace International Financial Forum. We’ve used NamSor API to figure out the attendants’ likely international profiles and found the audience to be very diverse.

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Several good reasons for that,

  • The European Focus of the agenda, essential at a time when the Greek deal was still in negotiation. For example, integration in the Capital Markets was extensively discussed during ‘European Capital Markets Union (CMU), How to Foster Economic Growth?’,
  • The participation of several International Financial Centers and Investment Promotion Agencies (in the dedicated roundtable ‘International Financial Centers: Boosting New Financing Channels’, but also in the audience),
  • Diverse panels invited by the organisers to reflect the international orientation of the Paris Financial Center (although there is still a gender gap: ~25% women speakers) but also to pave the way for COP21, one the largest high-profile international conference to take place in Paris in December 2015.

To be noted: very few attendants / speakers from Greece or Iran, both countries that made the headlines in the following days.

Greece (and the Greeks) were also absent of the OECD Forum earlier this year, as if the World had given up on Greek economists/politicians/business people taking control of their country’s destiny – and having failed to engage the Greek Diaspora too.

As for Iran, yesterday’s historic deal means – if it goes all the way to getting the sanctions lifted- that we’re likely to see more Persian names in international forums that will be organized in 2016. Who is curious to discover who are the top Iranian economists today, the names you’re likely to see on panels of economic conferences tomorrow?

Join our web conference on “who’s who in the world’s top economists” and how they can help attract FDIs to YOUR country, taking place next week, Wednesday 22nd, 5PM (Paris Time). [registration]

About FDIMagnet,

FDI Magnet is NamSor™ offering for Investment Promotion. We use our unique data mining software to offer differentiated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) services:

–   Diaspora Direct Investments (DDI)
–   Smart Investors Targeting & CRM
–   FDI Targeted Communication

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Feeling inspired by InspireFest2015

Two weeks ago, Elena Rossini and I have been invited by SiliconRepublic to present our brand new study on the ‘Gender Gap in Science‘ at InspireFest in Dublin. It was a new, inspiring event about Science, Tech and Innovation – with about 70% women speakers. I was part of the 30% men speakers and I deeply enjoyed the conference content, so I want to share some of my takeaways with you.

1. Some leaders are born women

Please, pause and reflect one second on this title.

It summarizes, I think, why both men and women should care about gender equality.

We all seek freedom and social justice: the right to apply our skills and use our full potential for the benefit of ourselves and others.

We share a common interest in having the best leader in charge: in a project team, a company, a city or a country, the performance of the leader impacts all of us.

Shelly Porges shared the lessons she learned about leadership from the former US first lady and secretary of state Hillary Clinton. If you are a man and you lead, be a great leader: have a vision; take risks; adapt; elevate others. If you are a woman and you lead, be a great leader: have a vision; take risks; adapt; elevate others.

Watch the video
https://youtu.be/pP3rSvyUUas

2. Human talent cannot be confined

Women of Iran have found ways to express their talent despite many obstacles put in their way: through digital gateways, virtually crossing the artificial boundaries of a country’s border; or physically crossing those borders through emigration, expressing their skills in Diaspora.

In the ‘Gender Gap in Science‘ study we mention Maryam Mirzakhani, a Professor at Stanford University who was born and raised in Iran and was the first woman mathematician to be awarded with a Fields Medal (a mathematician’s “Nobel Prize”).

Dr Nina Ansary used a powerful video to introduce the amazing profiles of other high achieving Iranian women.

Watch the video
https://youtu.be/14Rt09PA5_U

Many of these women form a part of what Kingsley Aikins, an Irish expert on Diaspora matters, calls: ‘Diaspora Capital’. But many countries fail to engage their Diaspora – as the first condition is to establish trust. It will take time before these immensely talented women, as many ‘jewels’ shining in Diaspora or in the digitally connected world can effectively participate to the economic, cultural and scientific development of their country of origin.

3. Do social good, but make a ####load of money too!

Last but not least, Cindy Gallop gave the audience very practical advice to all of us, social entrepreneurs. Make a difference in the world, but make money in the way.

Cindy Gallop is a woman in advertising, founder and former chair of the US branch of advertising firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty, and founder of the IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn, a ‘pro-sex, pro-porn and pro-knowing the difference’ entrepreneurial venture.

Watch the video
https://youtu.be/AY6SRS-Wr7c

Thank you!

Thank you, dear Ann O’Dea for inviting us to Dublin, after a single meeting in Paris. Thank you, fellow InspireFest speakers for sharing your wisdom. Thank you, dear reader for spending a few minutes reading about InspireFest and perhaps considering participating to the 2016 edition.

You will find the full study ‘Gender Gap in Science’ below
http://gendergapgrader.com/studies/gender-gap-in-science/

The #GenderDataRevolution is launched, there is no stopping it.

@ElianCARSENAT, founder @NamSor_com, co-founder @GenderGapGrader

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The World’s Top Economists – who are they, what can they do for your country?

The OECD Forum is an amazing event taking in place in Paris on 2nd and 3rd of June, it “brings together all sectors of society to share policies and ideas around 45 sessions and will enrich the Ministerial Meeting, where government leaders and ministers will discuss similar issues.” We hope to see you there, if you would like arrange a meeting, please contact us.

Will the Greek crisis be the elephant in the living room at the upcoming OECD Forum 2015?

The OECD Forum has no dedicated session about the Greek Crisis, nor any speaker representing Greece. Has the world given up on Greece? If that is so, we’d like to bring in fresh ideas.

2015_FDIMagnet_GreekCrisis_Teaser_vFWhen countries are in economic trouble or have the ambition to succeed even better, Diasporas can help. Not just with the usual mean of transferring money to family and friends (remittances) but also: with foreign direct investments, expertise and thought leadership… The Diaspora is a huge pool of talents. We’ve had the opportunity to say so during the World Lithuanian Economic Forum [view PDF].

Greek economists in Diaspora have the cultural bond to genuinely care about the country and they can ‘think outside the box’ to examine the situation more objectively. Plus, they have a network abroad: they can convince fellow economists that their action plan will work and restore foreign investor confidence.

We’ve looked at RePEc, a reference database in economic research. ‘RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 84 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. The heart of the project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components, all maintained by volunteers. The collected data is then used in various services that serve the collected metadata to users or enhance it. So far, over 1,750 archives from 84 countries have contributed about 1.7 million research pieces from 2,100 journals and 4,000 working paper series.’

We’ve found that of 45k RePEc authors, about a thousand of the world’s top economists have Greek names, which could indicate that they are Greek, or have Greek heritage or some connection with Greece.

You can find the list of top economists in our open data catalogue of useful dataset for Investment Promotion. You’ll find many of them following @FDIMagnet on twitter.

What about European integration in business?

Using our unique sociolinguistics technology, we’ve analyzed the gender and diversity of origin of over .5 million company directors of the largest companies in Europe.

2015_EuropeanCompanyDirectors_MilleFeuilleWhat can we conclude from this colorful ‘mille-feuille’? Although Europe is integrated in the sense that every major European company operates in every other European country, European businesses often are still nationalistic. That may explain some of the European tension over the Greek Crisis. Companies in Greece have Greek company directors; companies in Germany have German company directors etc. with the exception of a few European countries, more open to attracting talents from all over Europe (Great-Britain…) If nothing changes, Greece’s management talents will keep flowing to those countries – and that’s not helping restore the Greek economy.

About FDIMagnet,

FDIMagnet is NamSor™ offering for Investment Promotion. We use our unique data mining software to offer differentiated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) services:

–   Diaspora Direct Investments (DDI)

–   Smart Investors Targeting & CRM

–   FDI Targeted Communication

Follow @FDIMagnet, join the LinkedIn group or email us at contact@fdimagnet.com

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Kenya #DiasporaConference2015 to discuss Diaspora in business and investment

Today, Diaspora in Business and Investment will be at the very center of Kenyan #DiasporaConference2015 – gathering ~600 participants in Nairobi Windsor Golf Club, Kenya.

So what’s the potential? Let’s look at innovation for example. We used NamSor technology, to recognize in AngelList or CrunchBase -the two reference databases on the global startup ecosystem- the full potential of Kenyan Diaspora to boost the startup ecosystem in Kenya. Please RT if you like our infographics

This potential is not just in the #digital world, its in specific sectors too such as the Health sector. In one US state alone, there are about 25k registered health professionals of the Kenyan Diaspora : Nurses, Medical Doctors, Pharmacists – but also experts in various fields. Read our full presentation on the potential of HomeComing for Africa, Kenya specifics start slide 6:

One major question is how to redirect some of the 1.43bn remitted by the Kenyan Diaspora in 2014 to job-creating Foreign Direct Investments, Innovation incubators and start-ups.

We think we can help 🙂 we’ve done it, it works! We wish the best success to this conference today. On twitter follow ‏@CapitalFM_kenya for a live stream.

Further information:

About FDIMagnet,

FDIMagnet is NamSor™ offering for Investment Promotion. We use our unique data mining software to offer differentiated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) services:

–   Diaspora Direct Investments (DDI)

–   Smart Investors Targeting & CRM

–   FDI Targeted Communication

Follow @FDIMagnet, join the LinkedIn group or email us at contact@fdimagnet.com

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Who’s in CrunchBase, the definitive database of the startup ecosystem?

CrunchBase and AngelList are the two largest databases covering the global startup ecosystem.

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About FDIMagnet,

FDIMagnet is NamSor™ offering for Investment Promotion. We use our unique data mining software to offer differentiated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) services:

–   Diaspora Direct Investments (DDI)

–   Smart Investors Targeting & CRM

–   FDI Targeted Communication

Follow @FDIMagnet, join the LinkedIn group or email us at contact@fdimagnet.com

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Diasporas, a region’s best ambassadors for FDI, Innovation, Tourism

Richard Bruton, Ireland ‎Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, is in Paris today to meet with Emmanuel Macron, France Minister for Economy, Industry and Digital to discuss the jobs market.

In today’s French Newspaper LeMonde.fr, you’ll find two articles discussing Ireland’s restored growth, the first one co-written by NamSor inventor Elian Carsenat,

No doubt, Mr Macron will be curious of Ireland’s success in attracting so many US corporates and startups to Dublin, as well as so many talents (including from France). It’s not just the fundamentals : networking with the Irish Diaspora abroad and with foreigners in Ireland play a critical part. Digital networking (using LinkedIn, Twitter and the likes) is also taken seriously. You’ll find Ireland’s freshly released Diaspora strategy document below.

Global Irish: Ireland’s Diaspora Policy is available online in English and Irish. Global Irish is the first clear statement of Government policy on the diaspora.  It defines the Government’s role to both drive and foster diaspora engagement and sets out a number of actions to achieve our vision of a vibrant, diverse global Irish community, connected to Ireland and to each other. You may also wish to have a look at the new Global Irish website

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The #FrenchTech is at its best at #SXSW

StartupBRICS, the blog tank of innovation in the emerging market, gave a talk in Austin on their amazing experience #TECHAfrique, Innovation & Startup Tour in Africa and announced live on SXSW Interactive stage the launch of diasruption.co

About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European designer of name recognition software. NamSor is committed to promote diversity and equal opportunity. NamSor launched NamSor Gender API, a free API to extract gender from personal names and NamSor Origin API. We believe NamSor API Key can help unlock the value of diversity worldwide. http://www.namsor.com

About FDIMagnet,

FDIMagnet is NamSor™ offering for Investment Promotion. We use our unique data mining software to offer differentiated Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) services:

–   Diaspora Direct Investments (DDI)

–   Smart Investors Targeting & CRM

–   FDI Targeted Communication

Follow @FDIMagnet, join the LinkedIn group or email us at contact@fdimagnet.com

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SXSW speakers gender gap is closing

NamSor API will be featured today at SXSW ‘on stage’, so if you are in Austin: don’t miss Samir and Arnaud’s inspiring talk on ‘TechDiasporas: African and Asian Startups Fuel‘ and the launch of #DIASruption web site.

For the occasion, we’ve estimated the gender gap among SXSW Interactive speakers and we can see positive progress since 1994, when only 14% speakers were women – till last year SXSW edition when over 35% speakers were women.

2015_SXSW_Participants_1994_2014Are you a RapidMiner user? Watch this short tutorial on how to use NamSor API Key in RapidMiner, to estimate the gender gap (and other diversity analytics).

Further information,

About NamSor

NamSor™ Applied Onomastics is a European designer of name recognition software. NamSor is committed to promote diversity and equal opportunity. NamSor launched NamSor Gender API, a free API to extract gender from personal names and NamSor Origin API. We believe NamSor API Key can help unlock the value of diversity worldwide. http://www.namsor.com

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