Monthly Archives: April 2018

Jason Hope, Life And Technology

When one talks of anti-aging facial creams and antioxidants might come to mind, but the reality is most of those products help superficially. They don’t get down to the causes of aging, and with people like Jason Hope and the SENS Foundation, all of that is about to change.

Jason Hope, an Arizona native, graduated from Arizona State University where he studied finance and business administration. He would become a highly sought-after investor and futurist with a knack for identifying market trends. Most notably is his involvement with the SENS Foundation (SENS standing for Strategies For Engineering Negligible Senescence). The latter part of their name is the characteristic of an organism whose age doesn’t determine when they die. The best examples of these would be tortures and hydra.x

SENS hopes to develop what are called AGE-Breaker treatments, which target the end product of advanced glycation. These waste products or AGEs are what cause our muscles and skin to break down with age, and could be the secret we’ve been missing all this time. Research carried out on specific cancers, Alzheimer’s, lung and heart disease will help us better understand their effects on the body.x

The next step is to figure out we could remove glucospane from tissue, and therefore developing effective AGE-Breaker treatments.

Luckily, Jason Hope isn’t the only one interested, with the resources to invest. Many others have taken interested in the work that SENS is doing. For example, since 2010 Jason Hope has given more than a million dollars, alongside others in similar organizations aiding in the research. The co-founders of Google have invested over $100 million into Genentech.

Jason Hope though is well versed in technology, and his interests go well beyond anti-aging.x

Not only does he invest in rejuvenation biotechnology, but also technology as a whole. More specifically he is hugely passionate about IoT (Internet of Things) and has far-ranging theories as to where they will take us. Jason Hope jas openly expresses his concerns around security in addition to ways to ensure IoT remain wide-ranging and genuinely connected. The whole premise of IoT is a hyper-connected, which seems to be the next logical step for technology. Scottsdale Philanthropist Jason Hope Helps Pioneering Nonprofit Fight Aging

We’ve gone from a low dial-up, and communicating via text to sending and streaming video across the web. As of a few years ago, small connected devices have sprung up in the market, allowing is to make our houses more connected than ever. Jason Hope Pledges $500,000

For long healthy lives to our interconnectedness, this is just the beginning.

 

OSI Group Builds Success Through Expansion and Incredible Customer Service:

Global food processing and distribution company OSI Group is well known for supplying products to some of the biggest food service companies in the world. OSI counts well-known entities such as McDonald’s and KFC among its longtime clients. The food giant started out as a local meat market in Oak Park, Illinois back in 1909. German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky founded OSI Group under the name Otto & Sons and eventually moved into the business of wholesale food distribution. His Otto & Sons company received a huge boost to its business when it acquired the very first contract for the Midwestern expansion of McDonald’s Restaurants in 1955. 1970 saw the arrival of future CEO Sheldon Lavin who has led a massive campaign of national and global expansion over the past 40 plus years. Since the 1970s there have been major changes with the company. For starters, the name was changed to OSI Group in 1975. Expansion across North America soon followed. Soon, OSI was operating in Europe, Asia, and South America. The company of today boasts a global footprint of 80 facilities spread out across 17 different countries. OSI has always and continues to maintain a mantra of growth, expansion and improvement and this has been made apparent with some recent developments within the company.

OSI Upgrades Facilities Domestically and Internationally:

OSI recently took steps to dramatically increase production of processed food in two of its key markets. On the American homefront, a new facility has opened under the OSI banner in Chicago. OSI has purchased the former Tyson food plant and is now operating it under their banner. OSI now has two Chicago area facilities right in its corporate backyard of Aurora, Illinois. The expectation with this acquisition is that production in the Chicago market will double. OSI also made a huge investment in their facility in Toledo, Spain, the result of which has seen a doubling in the production of processed chicken. This is a major upgrade to OSI’s European profile and is certain to help OSI continue in its ongoing mission to provide the very best in customer service.

OSI Acquires Two Major European Food Outfits:

Flagship Europe and Baho Food have joined the OSI Group banner. The expanded line of products that OSI will be able to offer in its European market as a result of these acquisitions is sure to attract plenty of new clients as well as offering exciting new options to OSI Group’s existing base of loyal customers.

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Wes Edens: Fortress Investment Group’s Co-Founder And Co-CEO

Wes Edens is one of the co-founders of the publicly-traded alternative investment company Fortress Investment Group LLC. A principal in the company, Edens has held a number of positions since helping to start the company in 1998. From it’s founding until 2013, he was CEO of the company. Beginning in 2017, Edens was co-CEO. Wes Edens has also been private equity head, president and chief investment officer. Since 2009, Edens has been co-chairman of Fortress Investment Group. Even to today he remains in charge of private equity as well as publicly traded alternative investment companies.  Since co-founding Fortress Investment Group, Wesley Edens has served as CEO and/or president of a number of companies.

They include Newcastle Investment Holdings LLC, Eurocastle Investment Ltd., Global Signal Inc., Capstead Mortgage Corp., Global Principal Finance Group and Impac Commercial Holdings, Inc. Prior to helping to create Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens worked at Lehman Brother as a managing director and partner from 1987 until 1993. He then moved on to Blackrock Financial Management where he spent 4 years as a partner as well as managing director. Wes Edens was Union Bank of Switzerland’s managing director from May 1997 until he left to start Fortress in 1998. Wesley Edens has also been the chairman or director of a wide array of companies in a variety of industries since he co-founded Fortress Investment Group. Some of those companies are Drive Shack Inc., Fortress Credit Corporation, New Senior Investment Group Inc.

Mapeley Limited, Florida East Coast Holdings Corp., Gatehouse Media, LLC, Florida East Coast Railway Corp, New Media Investment Group Inc., Newcastle Investment Holdings LLC., Eurocastle Investment Ltd., Global Signal Inc., Capstead Mortgage Corp., Impac Commercial Holdings, Inc., Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc., OneMain Holdings, Inc., Springleaf Finance, Inc., Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC and many others.A graduate of Oregon State University, Wes Edens has a BS in business administration and finance which he has obviously put to good use. But, he also supports a variety of meaningful causes and organizations. Princeton University’s The Edens Family Fund for Climate Change research is one of them. Edens was also the advisory council of the Brown School of Public Health’s inaugural co-chair. He also endowed the Edens Professorship in Global Health at St. Paul, Minnesota-based Macalester College. A U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation supporter for many years, Wes Edens also owns the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise.

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Eric Lefkofsky: Building an Impressive Technology

Eric Lefkofsky is one of the founders of Tempus, and he is currently serving as the company’s chief executive officer. He has invested in a lot of companies before, but he has focused most of his career in the development of Tempus. He developed the company because he wanted to find the best solution on how to address the growing problem with cancer. Through his knowledge about the disease, he is trying to figure out how technology can assist the scientists around the world and create a method on how to treat the patients diagnosed with the disease. After continuous research and exploration, Eric Lefkofsky managed to develop a system that would collect the medical data of patients who are diagnosed with the disease. His primary objective is to help these people who are experiencing hardships battling the disease, and he wishes that his creation would help them shortly.

Scientists working at Tempus are trying to redefine the genomic data of a patient who are diagnosed with the disease. They would study it thoroughly until they manage to create a system of treatment that can be applied to other patients. Tempus is using an advanced algorithm that would combine all treatment methods applied by different doctors around the world. By collecting a huge amount of data from the patients, the system can create new information about how these symptoms react with each other and what things can be used to stop them. Doctors around the world have been praising the system because of the accurate information that it provides, and at the same time, it makes their work easier and more manageable.

Through the years of operation, Tempus managed to create a gigantic system that would be able to collect, analyze, and sample data to help in the advancement of global healthcare. Eric Lefkofsky wanted to thank the people who have helped him develop the system, and he assured the public that there would be more updates to the technology that he developed. So far, Tempus is offering a wide range of products and services to their clients, and it is used by a lot of doctors around the world to help them with their jobs.

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