Net Reputation Named a Top 2019 OnlineReputation Management Company by Clutch



SARASOTA, FL, USA, June 17, 2019 / —
Net Reputation is excited to announce that we have been ranked by Clutch as one of the top marketing agencies in the world. We are also proud to say that we have been doing well in one of Clutch’s more competitive categories, their ranking of the best online reputation management companies.

We provide high-class online reputation management solutions to rid the internet of negative information. Remove negative information about you or your company. remove, suppress, repair, and monitor your online presence with the experts.

“The marketing and creative sectors are increasingly adopting a digital-first mentality,” said Clutch Senior Business Analyst Sara Philibotte. “The best agencies must effectively incorporate creative strategy with the most cutting-edge technologies. These agencies have proven their ability to excel as versatile and adaptive leaders in this new market.”

Clutch is a B2B ratings and reviews firm that ranks businesses on a number of criteria, including carefully conducted interviews with past clients. This means that our success is largely a result of the kind words of our clients, who we would like to thank for taking the time to talk to Clutch about us.

Clutch also has two sister sites, Visual Objects, which showcases agencies that do outstanding creative or design work, such as app designers or branding agencies and The Manifest, which lets users view quick bios of B2B companies, ranked by service focus and location.

We are listed on The Manifest as one of the top online reputation management companies. We were featured for work we did with a web development firm, providing production, management, and maintenance services to support their digital portfolio and enhance its positioning on several platforms.

We are honored to receive this recognition. We are devoted to our clients, and we can’t wait to continue providing our clients with the highest quality service possible.

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The U.S. Center for SafeSport Names Ju’Riese Colón CEO

US Center for SafeSport CEO Ju'Riese Colón

Ju’Riese Colón, U.S. Center for SafeSport CEO

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The U.S. Center for SafeSport

Child Safety and Abuse Prevention Professional to Lead Center into Next Phase

I am eager to engage stakeholders, especially athletes, in finding more ways to work together to ensure the well-being of youth and make safety our nation’s top priority in sport.”

— Ju’Riese Colón

DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, June 17, 2019 / — The U.S. Center for SafeSport (“the Center”), the first national nonprofit dedicated to ending all forms of abuse in sport, today announced that its Board of Directors selected Ju’Riese Colón to serve as its new Chief Executive Officer.

“I am honored to be chosen for this critically important role,” said Colón. “The challenges facing youth in sport are unique, which is why it’s a team effort — the Center cannot do it alone. I am eager to engage stakeholders, especially athletes, in finding more ways to work together to ensure the well-being of youth and make safety our nation’s top priority in sport.”

Colón joins the Center from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America where she served as the National Vice President of Child & Club Safety. Under her leadership the organization developed and implemented robust policies designed to protect nearly 4 million children, including training for over 50,000 staff and 400,000 volunteers across the nation. She also oversaw the Club’s compliance team and safety for youth sports programs.

“Ju'Riese’s experience leading abuse prevention and child safety programs is why she is such a strong choice for this role,” said Frank Marshall, the Center’s chairman. “We are entering a key phase in the organization’s history and the board is confident in Ju’Riese’s ability to guide the Center and its team during this important time. The Center’s board also wants to thank its member, Regis Becker, for selflessly putting his retirement plans on hold long enough to step in to admirably serve as interim CEO. We also want to thank Megan Ryther, an athlete representative to the board, for her dedication and generosity in giving so much of her time to chairing the executive search committee.”

Previously, Colón served as the Executive Director of Prevention and Outreach for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). In this position, she led NCMEC’s prevention and education programs on child abduction and sexual exploitation and trained children, families and the public. During her 15-year-tenure with NCMEC, she held a variety of roles, including working with survivors and developing resources for youth, families, educators and law enforcement throughout the country.

"I am incredibly grateful to have helped our nation’s athletes through the Center’s work," said Regis Becker. "I will continue serving as a member of the board while working to ensure that the transition to Ju’Riese is as seamless as possible.”

Colón starts her new role on July 8, 2019.

She is an active community volunteer and a member of the National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. She also serves on the Board of the American Camp Association.

About the U.S. Center for SafeSport
The Center is the first and only national organization of its kind focused on ending all forms of abuse in sport while carrying out its mission of making athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture through abuse prevention, education and accountability. As an independent non-profit headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the Center provides services to sport entities on abuse prevention techniques, policies and programs and provides a safe, professional and confidential place for individuals to report sexual abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. For more information please visit
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Michael Alfred del Vecchio Offers The Seven Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Michael Alfred del Vecchio offers seven proven tips from successful entrepreneurs that can help any business startup reach its goals.

PANAMA, PANAMA, June 17, 2019 / — In every single basic leadership process, viability assumes an important role. Viability comes down to delivering wanted outcomes and the best business people have aced this characteristic since it makes them work more intelligent, wiping out pointless exertion and sat idle. Achievement can’t occur with any consistency when drawn nearer in a lethargic, aimless, hit-or-miss style. The best business people don’t engage straightforwardness or complication as a piece of their basic leadership process – they make a point to be organized, detailed and ready before executing any plan. Michael del Vecchio, a seasoned financial advisor who has overseen the paper drills for multinational and offshore companies in the US, Panama, Malta and others, shares seven habits of successful entrepreneurs.

The most compelling business people invest a lot of energy in their minds thinking and visioning. They are normally imaginative and need being in the steady procedure of revelation and acknowledge their creative mind as their most dominant resource. They have dependably hoped against hope, and to transform those fantasies into a reality. This visionary quality separates them from other people who don’t hope against hope as large or as immense. Says del Vecchio, “The individuals who emerge from the pack see no closure date to their innovativeness, their prosperity, their capacity to profit, include themselves in new pursuits, and to do what they accept they can at present imagine and accomplish.”

Effective business people increment their proficiency by putting work first and socializing second. Socializing is significant and nurturing for them – they see the incentive in persuading out to associate with individuals, not only for the human communication and sentiments of interconnectedness, but since being around others decreases pressure and builds advancement. They plan this time by the day’s end when their work responsibilities are done, enabling them to be completely present to those they are interfacing and creating associations with. Since they arrange their lives along these lines, it ensures they will work productively in any condition they place themselves in.

Successful business people never underestimate the significance of rest. They want to be sharp, sincerely accessible, and on-the-ball in every aspect of their profession. There is a demonstrated and very much recorded assemblage of proof on the bi-directional connection among rest and stress: an absence of rest makes an expansion in passionate reactivity and diminishes in dissatisfaction resistance, which add to one more night of poor rest. Explains del Vecchio, “Successful entrepreneurs cut out the fundamental time for rest and are all the better for it. Since they regard their sleep and make a point to get enough of it they make themselves less inclined to succumb to sentiments of burnout, falling prey to lost efficiency, expanded medical problems and missed long stretches of work.”

Effortlessness is the distinct advantage successful business people swear by. They’re known to make and live about fanatically by straightforward yet handy schedules. Making basic schedules encourages them to abstain from taking on remaining tasks at hand which are past what they can sensibly handle. Fruitful business visionaries are the most profitable in accomplishing their ideal outcomes when they aren’t overpowered with pressure. Thus, they set points of confinement around themselves. They stress less over satisfying others and more about creating great work. The cutoff points they place for their advantage give them a feeling of organization over their lives, their outstanding burden and in having the option to execute as adequately and productively as could be expected under the circumstances.

As significant as routine seems to be, the best business visionaries know that it is fundamental that they be adaptable enough to switch gears because of unexpected or evolving conditions. Being adaptable enough to alter course incredibly builds their odds at progress and it additionally improves their very own learning, development, and instruction. This builds profitability in light of the fact that their set-up to work and convey doesn’t require anything exceptional for them to be viable whether they’re at the shoreline or in the workplace.

Weariness is the enemy of productivity, which is the reason the best business visionaries are never exhausted. They make it a habit of being open and inquisitive about everything. This interest keeps them posing inquiries and creating thoughts for what they’re subsequent stages will be. States del Vecchio, “Since successful entrepreneurs stay open and inquisitive, it is difficult to deplete their imaginative repositories. They generally have some little thought they are anxious to investigate sometime in the not too distant future.”

It’s possible for anyone, with the right motivation, to become a successful business leader. It takes perseverance, determination and vision, and can be accomplished by following the habits already laid out by others.

About Michael Alfred Del Vecchio

Michael Alfred Del Vecchio is a decorated veteran of the US Armed Forces who launched his own career in finances and accounting after completing his military tour of duty. He is behind several successful international businesses and has helped hundreds of individuals with their financial planning over the years.

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Infotools names new Regional Engagement Director for North America

Keri Vermaak, Infotools

Keri Vermaak rejoins Infotools team to serve in pivotal client relationship role

Keri Vermaak has a proven track record with Infotools and other industry firms, where she has showcased her skills in navigating a global landscape and ensuring customer success.”

— Horst Feldhaeuser, Group Services Director, Infotools

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, June 17, 2019 / — Infotools, a global leader in market research analysis solutions, announces that Keri Vermaak has been named as Regional Engagement Director, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Vermaak, who previously worked with the company for more than a decade, has recently rejoined the Infotools team. She will be leading international market research initiatives for the company’s key clients.

“Keri's depth of experience creating excellent client experiences makes her a perfect fit for this role,” said Horst Feldhaeuser, Group Services Director for Infotools. “She has a proven track record with Infotools and other industry firms, where she has showcased her skills in navigating a global landscape and ensuring customer success. Having her in this role for our vital client relationships will be a great benefit to everyone on the team.”

Prior to this role, Vermaak served as Senior Manager of Account Services for Infotools until 2018. In this position, she worked with Coca-Cola on brand tracking and shopper insights, Georgia Pacific on various consumer studies and Carter’s on brand tracking. She also provided onsite analytics support and training to a variety of US-based brand and agency clients. Most recently, Vermaak worked as Customer Success Manager for marketing intelligence firm, Numerator (InfoScout).

About Infotools
Infotools is an award-winning software and services provider, with particular expertise in processing, analyzing, visualizing and sharing market research data. The company offers a powerful cloud-based software platform, Infotools Harmoni, which is purpose-built for market research data, together with the services of data experts who can drive research design and management, data design and organization, and insights discovery, analysis, visualization and reporting. Established in 1990, and with a presence in the US, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand, Infotools works with some of the world’s best-known brands, including Coca-Cola, Orange, Samsung and Mondelēz, as well as boutique and large research agencies such as MDI, Nielsen and Ipsos. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter @infotools.


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Ann Marie Puig on How a Small Business Can Compete Against Large Companies

Costa Rican longtime entrepreneur and philanthropist discusses how a small business or startup can compete against larger, more-established organizations.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, June 17, 2019 / — Moving into another city or occupation can be overwhelming – the problem of discovering a new place to live, the worry of moving individual things and, most particularly, the general population or city tolerating another person probably won’t please. The equivalent applies to private companies that are expanding into an industry already full of larger competitors. For a small business owner, finding the right niche can be a time-consuming endeavor, but will also be rewarding when it’s found. Costa Rican business leader and philanthropist Ann Marie Puig shares some of the secrets on how a small business can compete with these larger organizations.

Small companies need to become singularly focused on a selected market segment. To contend and beat greater adversaries in the business, entrepreneurs have to concentrate on their essential customers, which, for example, can be a particular demographic or the college crowd. Explains Puig, “Understand, and marketing to, a basic segment will pave the way for quicker sales and more marketing revenue, which will help the business to continue to grow.”

By focusing on a particular market, small businesses have the option to establish a following, help sales go through the roof and see major growth explosion. If you’re beginning a business in a market that has established contenders, you have to find a niche and conquer it. Dig further and find undiscovered subcategories in your market, pitch to those consumers and watch the business grow.

The reason someone gets into business is to solve a problem perceived by consumers. Once you establish yourself as the solution, attack with everything you have – grab a competitive angle and showcase it. Narrate your story to the client – without trying to sell it – and create an edge that will resonate with consumers – the reason you began your business, the value of your product or service or even how your solution tackles the problem better.

In connection to entrepreneurs, you have under 8 seconds to persuade a client about your products. A website should pop and catch the consumer’s eye, enabling them to comprehend your items or business. Says Puig, “Plan your site to make significant guarantees about your items and experience them. With a laser-focus on client base, your products or services ought to be intended for your clients; they should convey an important guarantee and experience which is totally new and not quite the same as your rivals.”

One tremendous bit of leeway of being a private company is the capacity to associate with clients legitimately expelling the bottlenecks and administration of bigger organizations. Making space to convey better encounters and surpass client desires. Puig adds, “Your capacity to react to emails, send manually written notes of thanks and understand objections brings about astounding client encounters, which yield more clients through informal advertising, online audits and web-based life channels.”

For a private company to endeavor and win rivals in an industry, the above techniques ought to be connected to a showcasing spending plan and time span to quantify viability and ROI.

About Ann Marie Puig

Ann Marie Puig has been a distinguished Consultant, Assistant Controller, Accounting Manager, Director of Accounting and Finance and Chief Financial Officer for almost 20 years. She is bilingual in Spanish and English and has a reputation for accurate, clear and concise record management in month-end closings, accruals, reconciliations, AP, AR and JE, as well as superior human resource skills. She is extremely knowledgeable in current technology, eCommerce and a variety of Industries.

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Jose Duarte Provides Insight on How to Market to Millennials

Costa Rican businessman and entrepreneur provides some important tips on how to successfully market an eCommerce business to the millennial generation.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, June 17, 2019 / — Just the word “Millennials” is sufficient to create confusion or fear in the minds of even the most experienced marketers. Regardless of whether millennials are cutting down fast-casual chain restaurants, reclassifying the very presence of shopping centers, or spending an exorbitant amount of cash on avocado toast, they seem to frustrate entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs. However, it doesn’t need to be that difficult. Once a marketer understand the millennial segment, it’s much simpler to market to the group and long-time entrepreneur Jose Duarte sheds some light on how to target 22- to 37-year olds.

The size of the millennial age sector implies that your advertising methodology will depend more on the normal age of your present clients. This is the reason it's even more critical to know your market all around, instead of chasing down another segment of clients dependent on their socioeconomics or spending power alone.

Explains Duarte, “Search for specific qualities inside your image's center clients—just as in what you're selling. For instance, in the event that you possess a top of the line apparel boutique, chances are you won't have any desire to tailor your advertising informing to 20-year-olds who can't bear the cost of your products. In case you're selling extraordinary, idiosyncratic mobile phone cases, you're not going to get huge amounts of requests from individuals who are nearer to their 40s than their 20s.”

When you have a more grounded comprehension of who your client is inside the more extensive millennial class, you can begin to target them where they live. For most, this implies finding your group of consumers through advanced and Internet-based life promoting. Also, as enticing as it might sound to make a one-estimate fits all computerized showcasing system for recent college grads, there's significantly more to it than that.

It’s also vital to see how your clients are going to your organization's site or professional resources on Google, Yelp, and other survey locales. The majority of these sites offer investigation and statistic data, which can enable you to make sense of who's searching out your organization. Furthermore, you could do more regrettable than setting up Google Analytics for your organization's page, which will open up a huge amount of client data about how, and even who, visits your site.

Nothing appears to be more false than brands that attempt to stay aware of patterns, slang and the passing crazes of more youthful consumers. This isn't to propose that you shouldn't make a voice for your organization that is interesting and fun – the opposite is true. Asserts Duarte, “You'll need to build up a personality for your organization. Don't hesitate to create one that matches the ‘personality’ of the business; however, simply ensure you don't attempt to be something you're definitely not. It'll be obvious.”

Each organization can profit by having a web presence. In case you're in retail, B2B, or B2C situations, you'll likely benefit more from a digital-first model. At the very least, you can enhance your physical business by giving clients a chance to purchase on the web. Best case scenario, you may even have the option to widen your client base to different areas and states by posting items on the web and delivering your merchandise at aggressive rates.

One thing that millennials like is simplicity. Basic communication, straightforward encounters and no hassle. This age went through a portion of its time on earth in the pre-Internet age, so it recollects what things resembled before the appearance of the web. Furthermore, having encountered life when the delights of web-based shopping, banking, and bill paying appeared, it's difficult to deliberately go through cash with organizations that don't make it easy to complete a purchase.

Ultimately, selling to millennials comes down to one principle. Explains Duarte, “Selling to millennials means making the process easy. Establish a few ideal choices for your products, create an outstanding website and customer service and build an easy-to-use eCommerce portal. Millennials want as few steps as possible, and offering this will help you find success.”

About Jose Daniel Duarte

Jose Duarte is originally from Heredia, Costa Rica. He has been an entrepreneur and business owner for more than 20 years, and divides his time between his existing operations and researching new possibilities in which to invest. When he's not dedicating time to his businesses, he spends time with his supporting wife and two children.

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Craig Schoenfeld Launches Successful Strategic Communications Plans

Take the guesswork out of campaign communications using Craig Schoenfeld’s expertise.

DES MOINES, IOWA, USA, June 17, 2019 / — Communications is a broad term, and quite frankly, a broad professional field. It includes all those who want to create, push, deliver, or study information that goes to the public or to the masses. Public relations, marketing, journalism, video producers, educators, and researchers are all examples of communications professionals with different agendas.

Strategic communications in particular has become very popular the past two decades. It’s a term that describes the merging of communication efforts with a specific plan or agenda. Craig Schoenfeld, president of CR3 Connect, helps clients put forth the best message possible in order to reach specific goals, promote an organization, or advocate for legislation. The messages needs to not only be persuasive and compelling, but also delivered through the right channels, at the right time, to the right audience.

There are now more avenues to reach the public than there has ever been in history. From traditional print, to television, to social media, navigating options and choosing the best avenue can be overwhelming and very challenging to a non-professional. Craig Schoenfeld believes that the excellent execution of crafting messages, deployment, and delivery, takes research and experience.

With more than 20 years of experience as a lobbyist, political strategist, press spokesperson, and campaign operations manager, Craig Schoenfeld understands how vital a smart and actionable communications plan is to his clients. In fact, it is the backbone of his business, CR3 Connect. Craig Schoenfeld guides his clients through the entire process, seeing the campaign through properly from start to finish.

A strategic communications plan needs consistent access to the same communication channels. Networking can provide additional access to channels that others may not have access too. Craig Schoenfeld has developed excellent relations throughout his entire career with high ranking elected officials, business organizations, and activists across the Midwest United States.

Armatures in business or politics can run into the issue of professionalism and poor PR management. An entire campaign could come undone with something as simple as a thoughtless post on Twitter. Craig Schoenfeld helps clients avoid using unstrategic communications, which can negatively impact a campaign in the long run. Preventative measures are always better than trying to clean up an avoidable reputation error.

Accomplishing goals with strategic communications is an art that Craig Schoenfeld has mastered at his company, CR3 Connect. Without creating a master plan, cranking out information can be unproductive due to running the risks of misallocating efforts. Craig Schoenfeld focuses on concrete outcomes, in-depth analysis, and precise implementation with the big picture in mind, always. For more information about Craig Schoenfeld and CR3 Connect, visit:

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John Zimmel, Young Entrepreneur Placing a Mark on the World Through his Communications Company

John Zimmel

GREENWHICH , CONNECTICUT, USA, June 17, 2019 / — John Zimmel began as an entrepreneur just a few years ago at the age of 21; he may be young, but he’s already established himself as an ardent entrepreneur with a vision and plans for future development. He owns several companies, one in particular, Labyrinth 35 X, which is a communications company with wild ambition, drive, and established credentials.

John Zimmel’s, Labyrinth 35x is a modern-day communications parent company that manages and operates West 35 Media and Grass Fed Audio.
West 35 Media is a digital content creation agency. They have created websites for some amazing people such as Mark Peynado (Drummer for Parson James), Deoca (DJ in Orlando, FL)and many more! West 35 Media also have helped some leading brands with social media marketing!

Grass Fed Audio is a full Mixing, Music Production company. GFA (Grass Fed Audio) has also worked with some incredibly talented artist such as Parson James and Snarky Puppy’ Drummer. GFA also works with musicians as their technicians. John Zimmel states, “Some of the artists that we tech for include Mark Peynado (Drummer for Parson James), Chris Blue (session 12 winner of The Voice) Dave Pettigrew Band (Christian Rock Band) and many more. We are planning to expand our services and look forward to working with many established and new, up and coming artists.”

Labyrinth 35 X has two locations to serve their clients (Florida and Connecticut), and they plan to expand further as time permits. They operate as one parent company with branches that operate individually. It’s a fun, family-friendly environment. Labyrinth 35 X has a media and digital communication focus.

John Zimmel explains, “West 35 Media is hitting high goals through social media marketing such as Instagram and Facebook. We work with small local companies to large scale corporations like General Electric, NY Fashion Week (Samsung Headquarters), and XPOGO.”

Grass Fed Audio does a lot of different things such as consulting, reviews new work, and helps artists find direction through music production. Grass Fed Audio obtains a small but very professional recording studio for mixing and basic recording needs for local artists, and general audio house. If there is a show that needs a few freelancers, they reach out to GFA for all of their studio and live event needs.

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The Power to Fight Back. Safety tips from Self Defense and Combative Tactics expert Rob Fletcher

Rob Fletcher self defense and combative tactics expert

Rob Fletcher speaking on safety, awareness, and self defense.

Self defense, knowing where and how to strike can save your life.

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Be aware. Have a plan of action. Know what to do, where and how to strike.

Remember, the predator does not care if you live or die. The predator does not care if you ever go home see your family or loved ones again. Fight back with an unrelenting violent counter attack.”

— Rob Fletcher self defense and combative tactics expert




Rob Fletcher, self-defense, fitness and combative tactics expert and fighter for good, shares advice and 9 tips that can save lives in a world where evil exists and crime, violence, abduction, human trafficking, and active shooters will never go away. Recently, an 11-year-old boy found the inner strength, bravery, and courage to fight back when an intruder broke into his home. Referring to the boy’s harrowing incident in which he attacked the intruder with a machete, Rob Fletcher said, “We never wish any child to have to deal with such a violent, traumatic, surreal nightmare. This, however, is the world we live in. Most important is what we can do now – right now – to better prepare ourselves should the unthinkable happen.”

Fletcher provides basic, yet valuable, tips and advice with the potential to save lives:

1. Prevention is always our best self-defense; practice positive daily habits of safety and awareness rather than be frozen with paranoid fear. 

2. Prepare with premeditated thoughts and actions. 

3. Ask yourself and your loved ones: What would you do? How would you react? Would you run? Would you be paralyzed by fear? Would you fight back?

4. Have a plan of action. 

5. If you choose to fight back, commit wholeheartedly to an extreme, violent counterattack to escape and survive. 

6. Know that a predator does not care if you live or die or if you ever see your family or loved ones again. 

7. If you fight back, look for accessible objects to throw or strike with. 

8. Know where to strike – Primary, most vulnerable target areas are the eyes, nose, and groin. 

9. Know how to strike – Learn simple, highly effective self-defense strikes and fighting skills.

If you are (or appear) vulnerable, you are the perfect victim. Don’t be the perfect victim. Refuse to be the perfect victim. Instead, be aware. Be prepared. Have a plan. Take action. Stay strong and stay safe. And always stay in the fight!

Says radio host Gabbi Ray of Rob Fletcher, “He’s a really good guy who teaches good people how to do bad things to bad people.” Rob is available for interviews, seminars, appearances, and to provide additional safety, prevention, awareness and self-defense programs, and training.

Contact: Rob Fletcher

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Simple, extremely self defense strikes you can pratcice at home to the most vulnerable target areas.

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Exclusive Interview with Dr Zisis Kozlakidis Released Ahead of SMi’s Upcoming Biobanking 2019 Conference

Biobanking 2019

SMi Report: Exclusive content from expert speaker Dr Zisis Kozlakidis

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, June 17, 2019 / —
SMi Report: Exclusive content from expert speaker Dr Zisis Kozlakidis, International Agency for Research on Cancer, released ahead of SMi’s Biobanking conference this September.

Ahead of the 9th annual Biobanking conference, taking place on 25th-26th September at the Copthorne Tata Hotel in London, SMi interviewed expert speaker Dr Zisis Kozlakidis, Head of Laboratories and Biobanking, International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Dr Kozlakidis is responsible for one of the largest and most varied international collections of clinical samples in the world, focusing on gene-environment interactions and disease-based collections. This WHO infrastructure supports multinational efforts in making treatments possible and delivering those to resource-restricted settings.

Here is a snapshot of what was discussed:

What key difference have you notices in the last year regarding significant developments in Biobanking?
“The major difference has been the introduction of standards to the field, specifically ISO standardisation, this is a big step forward and change to the field.
Whereas before it was local or national standards now there’s an international benchmark. Now there’s a common language enabling us to compare internationally to ensure our samples are fit for purpose. With the ISO released in January this year (ISO 20387), it means we’re focused and it’s brought up the discussion we’ve been having over many years regarding the quality of samples and to the forefront as this mechanisms now accredits you against the standard which in turn gives confidence to the end user.

What do you see as the greatest challenge for you to overcome personally in the biobanking field currently?
“The biggest challenge I see is data handling. The more we work on precision medicine the more data we’ll generate which is held within the biobanks, and as a result biobanks become increasingly under pressure to handle both the sample and the data in the best possible way, and that is hard. A great effort has gone into sample handling thus far, but we have to do the same for the data. Another pressure is the EU GDPR legislation. We’re still having to adjust our work within this framework too.”

What current hot topic will you be addressing in your presentation and what would you say makes it relevant to 2019?
“I’m always presenting what’s novel and new and I think it’s important for the audience to have the latest info and for the audience to see the opportunities that lie ahead for them. Two challenges I mentioned about data handling and standardisation will be at the core of my presentation.
I’ll give examples of what we’ve done through collaboration in precision medicine and through that, you’ll see this thread of the two major challenges we currently face”

The full version of the interview and event brochure are available to download online at

Dr Zisis Kozlakidis will be presenting on “Challenges in sample standardisation for successful international biobank collaboration, how to drive precision medicine for cancer”
The regulation and bioethic complications between international borders and across continents:
• Current developments for oncology precision medicine due to IARC/WHO’s efforts
• How to increase partnerships of biobanks, academics and pharmaceutical companies world-wide to drive innovation
• The challenges faced by IARA Biobank and their solutions

An early bird saving of £200 is available for conference bookings made before 28th June. Register online at

Biobanking 2019
Conference: 25th – 26th September 2019
Pre-Conference Workshops: 24th September 2019
Location: Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

Proudly sponsored by: Topa and Interactive Software

For sponsorship enquiries please contact Alia Malick on +44 (0)20 7827 6168.

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