Anthony Fernicola to Be Honored at Manhattan College’s 2020 De La Salle Medal Dinner

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (PRWEB) December 09, 2019

On Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City, Manhattan College will host its annual De La Salle Medal Dinner.

The 2020 De La Salle Medal recipient is Anthony Fernicola ’78 ’82 MBA, president and chief customer officer at Salesforce. The black-tie event will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.

The De La Salle Dinner raises essential, unrestricted income, the most critical form of funding for the College. Donations from this event are applied to a multitude of needs, particularly student scholarships and financial aid, making a Manhattan College education accessible for more students.

Established in 1951 in honor of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and patron saint of teachers, the College’s board of trustees views the De La Salle Dinner as an opportunity to highlight an individual who represents the Lasallian values as a corporate executive.

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Fernicola has served as Salesforce’s president and chief customer officer since February 2016. Prior to that position, he was president of global enterprise sales.

As president and chief customer officer, Fernicola brings the power of Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, to the world’s largest organizations.

Before joining Salesforce, Fernicola served as senior vice president at Oracle, where he led the company’s North America Technology Organization.

During his career at Oracle, Fernicola was widely recognized for leading key transformational initiatives for the company’s technology license business, engineered systems business and financial services business.

Fernicola received his bachelor’s degree in marketing and economics and an MBA in computer science from Manhattan College.

For more information about the De La Salle Medal Dinner, please contact Kristen Farrell, director of institutional giving and special programs, at (718) 862-7431 or

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The Institutes Acquire Risk & Insurance, National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo, and National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo

MALVERN, Pa. (PRWEB) December 09, 2019

The Institutes, the leading risk management and insurance knowledge provider, today announced it has acquired three valuable knowledge-sharing platforms from LRP Media Group: Risk & Insurance®, National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo (NWCDC), and National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo® (ErgoExpo). The deal closed on December 9, 2019.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Risk & Insurance, NWCDC, and ErgoExpo teams to The Institutes,” said Peter Miller, CPCU, president and CEO of The Institutes. “Each of these entities offers new and unique opportunities to provide knowledge and education to those interested in risk management and insurance.”

Risk & Insurance is the leading digital and print platform for risk management and insurance news and information. It is also known for its award programs, including the Power Broker award. NWCDC and ErgoExpo will expand The Institutes’ educational offerings into the area of workplace-injury mitigation. NWCDC is the largest national workers compensation exposition, and ErgoExpo is the nation’s largest and longest-running ergonomics event, focused on providing knowledge about making employees safer by mitigating workplace injuries.

“Joining The Institutes is beyond exciting for our entire team. Our shared values on the importance of knowledge and education create the core of our organizational synergies,” said Matthew Kahn, president of Risk & Insurance, NWCDC, and ErgoExpo. “Our assets will help expand The Institutes’ offerings into new topics like workers compensation and ergonomics, while The Institutes’ long-term commitment will enable us to expand our digital platforms and develop some very exciting and innovative approaches at our events.”

JEGI | CLARITY, the leading independent investment bank for the global media, events, information, marketing, software, and tech-enabled services sectors, was the exclusive financial adviser to LRP Media Group in this transaction.


About The Institutes | Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group

The Institutes, the leading provider of risk management and insurance knowledge solutions, offer professional designations, including the CPCU® program. In addition, The Institutes provide introductory, foundational, and leadership programs; online and continuing education courses; events and conferences; custom solutions; and assessment tools. Affiliates include CEU, Claims Pages, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, the CPCU-Loman Education Foundation, The Institutes CPCU Society, The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, The Institutes RiskStream CollaborativeTM, the Insurance Research Council, the International Insurance Society, MyPath, the Pacific Insurance Conference, Risk & Insurance, NWCDC, and ErgoExpo.

CPCU is a registered trademark of The Institutes. All rights reserved.

About LRP Media Group

LRP Media Group, headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida, since 1996, is an innovative media company serving millions of business and education professionals worldwide. Specializing in education administration, education law, education technology, federal employment, human resources, workers compensation, and disability, LRP publishes thousands of books, pamphlets, newsletters, videos, and online resources. The company also produces four industry-leading print and digital magazines for key decision-makers: District Administration, Human Resource Executive®, HRM Asia, and University Business. Additionally, LRP annually delivers top-quality training and professional development to thousands of professionals through its award-winning conferences and tradeshows in China, Singapore, and the United States. LRP currently employs more than 500 professionals in its Connecticut; Florida; Pennsylvania; Singapore; and Washington, D.C., offices.

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SPIE and Photonics Media Announce 2020 Prism Award Finalists

BELLINGHAM, Wash. and CARDIFF, Wales (PRWEB) December 09, 2019

Established industry stalwarts and disruptive startups will be honored at the Prism Awards ceremony and banquet during SPIE Photonics West 2020 in San Francisco. The black-tie awards ceremony, now celebrating its 12th year, recognizes industrial innovation in photonics in multiple categories. For the consideration of the 2020 Prism Awards, SPIE and media partner Photonics Media received 105 applications from 18 countries.

Notable exciting trends in manufacturing, displays, spectroscopy, and food safety mark this year’s entries and finalists. Emerging companies such as LetinAR and WaveOptics will share the finalists’ stage alongside photonics stalwarts such as Leica, TRUMPF, and Hamamatsu, and public companies such as IPG and Osram. With categories ranging from communication, vision technology, and life sciences to transportation, quality control, and healthcare, the Prism Awards showcase the latest developments and technical innovations across optics and photonics. Presenters include such industry leaders as newly appointed Fraunhofer Director Constantin L. Häfner, President and CEO of Spectrum Scientific Daphnie Chakran, and PI Vice President and General Manager Dave Rego.

“The finalists for the 2020 Prism Awards represent the most exciting innovations in today’s thriving optics and photonics industry," said SPIE CEO Kent Rochford. "From data centers and 5G networks, to reducing CO2 and imaging our brains, photonics continues to impact and enhance our daily lives, and it’s been thrilling to see the variety of products and technologies currently being cultivated and created. We congratulate all the applicants for the many years of research, development, and perseverance necessary to bring a sellable technology to market and look forward to recognizing the winners at SPIE Photonics West in February."

“The Prism Award finalists are the standard-bearers of innovation for the photonics industry. This year’s honorees all share one thing in common: They are shaping the world of tomorrow in ways that would seem unfathomable a decade ago,” said Laurin Publishing CEO and Photonics Media President Tom Laurin. “In communications, transportation, quality control, health care, and all of the categories, these companies are true innovators. We are proud to support their accomplishments, and we extend our congratulations to this year’s finalists.”

A full list of the Prism Award finalists and their competing technologies:


  • AUREA Technology, Ultra-bright Entangled Photon Source
  • Cailabs, TILBA-R
  • Innolume, CW Datacom Laser


  • Innovations in Optics, Series 6000 LED Solar Simulator
  • Osram, Quantum Dot
  • Prisma Photonics, PrismaSense


  • Modulight, ML6710i
  • Norlase, LEAF
  • PhotoniCare, TOMi Scope

Life Sciences

  • CellOptic, CINCHSCOPE
  • Hamamatsu, ORCA-Fusion
  • TERA-print, TERA-Fab E series


  • Inspekto, Inspekto S70
  • IPG Photonics, Smart Manufacturing System with Inline Quality Monitoring
  • TRUMPF Lasertechnik, TRUMPF TOP Weld

Quality Control

  • CloudMinds, Smart MEMs Handheld Raman XI²
  • Si-Ware Systems, NeoSpectra-Scanner

Safety & Security

  • Allied Vision, Alvium Camera Series
  • Ophir Optronics Solutions, SupIR 50-1350mm f/5.5
  • Pendar Technologies, Pendar X10


  • LeddarTech, Leddar Pixell, cocoon LiDAR for autonomous vehicles
  • Outsight, 3D Semantic Camera
  • TriLumina, TriLumina 615

Vision Technologies

  • Leica Geosystems, BLK2GO
  • LetinAR, PinMR™ optical solution for AR Smartglasses
  • WaveOptics, Waveguides

For more information and to register for SPIE Photonics West 2020, please visit:

About SPIE

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics, an educational not-for-profit organization founded in 1955 to advance light-based science, engineering, and technology. The Society serves more than 255,000 constituents from 183 countries, offering conferences and their published proceedings, continuing education, books, journals, and the SPIE Digital Library. In 2019, SPIE provided more than $5 million in community support including scholarships and awards, outreach and advocacy programs, travel grants, public policy, and educational resources.

About Photonics Media

Photonics Media publishes print and digital business-to-business magazines, buyers’ guides, websites, e-newsletters and books for individuals working with light-based technologies in the photonics industry. A pioneering publisher in the discipline of photonics, Photonics Media has built a large global audience comprising academics and researchers, manufacturers and end-users. Over the past six decades, the company has fostered a tradition of innovation that has defined the industry. As its publications grow — following the technology into an ever-widening range of applications — the company adheres to a philosophy of editorial quality and integrity, maintaining an international reputation for leadership in photonics.

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