Zoom Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM), has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024.

This year’s list shines a spotlight on businesses that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations. These organizations are setting new standards and achieving remarkable milestones in all sectors of the economy. Alongside the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies, Fast Company recognizes 606 organizations across 58 sectors and regions.

“At Zoom, we continue to innovate rapidly and are doubling down on our commitment to offering an AI-powered collaboration platform that delivers limitless human connection, reimagines teamwork, and strengthens customer connections,” said Smita Hashim, chief product officer at Zoom. “Fast Company’s recognition further validates our mission and dedication to providing our customers with choice and a high-quality, open collaboration platform powered by AI that just works.”

Zoom AI Companion drives impact in the workplace
In 2023, Zoom launched AI Companion, an AI-powered assistant that is designed to empower collaboration and unlock users’ potential across the Zoom platform by delivering critical information, automating routine tasks, and helping users stay informed. AI Companion utilizes Zoom’s unique federated approach to AI, which is designed to deliver high-quality results by dynamically incorporating Zoom’s artificial intelligence model as well as third-party artificial intelligence models. With this approach, Zoom can offer AI Companion across the Zoom platform and at no additional cost*, helping to democratize AI by making it accessible to all employees within an organization.

AI Companion delivers on Zoom’s commitment to helping businesses drive more effective collaboration and productivity through its platform, including Meetings, Team Chat, Notes, Docs, Whiteboard, Mail and Calendar, and Clips. Users can stay within one platform to help make work, less work.

Users can benefit from the multitude of AI Companion capabilities that can assist with repetitive tasks, helping to save users time and increase efficiency, including:

  • Receive an automated meeting summary after the meeting to share with attendees and those who were unable to attend.
  • Catch up quickly in a meeting without disrupting the meeting flow by discreetly submitting questions via the in-meeting AI Companion side panel.
  • Watch recordings through highlights and smart chapters, and review summaries and next steps, to quickly catch up on a missed meeting.
  • Receive help to quickly draft messages based on the context of a Team Chat thread, and ask AI Companion to adjust tone and length.
  • Catch up on long chat threads through generative AI summarization.
  • Get help generating ideas on a digital whiteboard and organizing them into categories.
  • Receive AI-generated draft email suggestions based on the context of an email thread.

Additional capabilities are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

The World’s Most Innovative Companies stands as Fast Company‘s hallmark franchise and one of its most anticipated editorial efforts of the year.

Fast Company‘s editors and writers identified the companies driving progress around the world and across industries, evaluating thousands of submissions through a competitive application process. The result is a globe-spanning guide to innovation today, from early-stage startups to some of the most valuable companies in the world. Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies package is available online, as well as in-app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning March 26. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.

“Our list of the Most Innovative Companies is both a comprehensive look at the innovation economy and a snapshot of the business trends that defined the year,” said Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan. “We saw extraordinary innovation across the board in 2023, but we also saw a handful of clear patterns: the growing footprint and impact of AI, the triumphant return of live events, and great leaps forward in climate tech. We face daunting challenges on many fronts, but the solutions we celebrate in MIC give me plenty of hope about the future.”

Fast Company will host the Most Innovative Companies Summit and Gala on May 16. The summit features a morning and afternoon of inspiring content, followed by a creative black-tie gala including networking, a seated dinner, and an honoree presentation. This event celebrates the Most Innovative Companies honorees and provides an inside look at cutting-edge business trends and what it takes to innovate in 2024.

About Zoom
Zoom is an all-in-one intelligent collaboration platform that makes connecting easier, more immersive, and more dynamic for businesses and individuals. Zoom technology puts people at the center, enabling meaningful connections, facilitating modern collaboration, and driving human innovation through solutions like team chat, phone, meetings, omnichannel cloud contact center, smart recordings, whiteboard, and more, in one offering. Founded in 2011, Zoom is publicly traded (NASDAQ:ZM) and headquartered in San Jose, California. Get more info at zoom.com.

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at www.fastcompany.com.

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Cover the Latest Developments in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the EAACI Congress 2024 in Valencia, Spain

EAACI Congress 2024
EAACI Congress 2024

EAACI Congress 2024


VALENCIA, Spain, March 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), with a membership of over 16,000 from 125 countries, annually orchestrates its congress to unveil the latest research and innovative advancements in allergy and clinical immunology. We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to you for the upcoming EAACI Congress 2024, scheduled to take place in Valencia from May 31st to June 3rd, 2024.
In a bid to provide you with an immersive experience, we will offer you a dedicated press area where you can schedule interviews with leading physicians and researchers in the field.

Register for free

Our venue, Feria de Valencia, is a prestigious convention and exhibition centre known for its modernity and versatility. Moreover, the event will take place at the vibrant city of Valencia, which is celebrated for its harmonious coexistence of tradition and modernity.

The Scientific Programme will encompass the entire spectrum of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Under the overarching theme of “Revolutionizing Patient Care Through the Power of Data Science” our congress promises to be an extraordinary intellectual journey. We are delighted to present a diverse and dynamic program featuring over 150 scientific sessions meticulously crafted to inform and inspire.


  • Environmental Science: Join the conversation to understand how environmental issues have significantly increased allergic diseases such as bronchial asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, and atopic dermatitis in industrialized countries in recent years.
  • Food Allergy: A major public health issue with rising prevalence in metropolitan areas and a significant impact on the lives of patients with allergies. We will discuss about cutting-edge approaches to managing food allergies.
  • Innovations in Immunotherapy: Discover revolutionary developments in allergen immunotherapy, an area transforming the landscape of allergy treatment. Learn about the latest advances in the application of immunotherapy.
  • Pediatric Allergies: Explore the increasing incidence of allergies among children worldwide and the factors contributing to this phenomenon. Gain insights into global initiatives addressing pediatric allergies and collaborative efforts to enhance the well-being of young individuals affected by allergies.

In this link, you’ll find our dedicated committee, comprised of renowned doctors and scientists from various nationalities, available for interviews and reports.

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Couvrez les derniers développements en matière d’allergie et d’immunologie clinique lors du Congrès 2024 de l’EAACI à Valence en Espagne

EAACI Congress 2024
EAACI Congress 2024

EAACI Congress 2024


VALENCE, Espagne, 19 mars 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — L’European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), qui compte plus de 16 000 membres venant de 125 pays, organise chaque année son congrès autour des dernières avancées en matière de recherche et d’innovation dans le domaine de l’allergie et de l’immunologie clinique. C’est avec grand plaisir que nous vous invitons à participer au prochain congrès 2024 de l’EAACI, qui aura lieu à Valence en Espagne du 31 mai au 3 juin 2024.
Afin que vous puissiez profiter d’une expérience immersive, nous vous proposerons un espace presse dédié où vous pourrez organiser des entretiens avec des médecins et des chercheurs de premier plan dans ce domaine.

S’inscrire gratuitement

Notre site, la Foire de Valence, est un centre de congrès et d’expositions prestigieux, reconnu pour sa modernité et sa versatilité. De plus, l’événement se déroulera à Valence, une ville espagnole dynamique, réputée pour son harmonieuse coexistence entre tradition et modernité.

Le programme scientifique portera sur l’ensemble des domaines de l’allergie et de l’immunologie clinique. Avec pour thème général « Révolutionner les soins aux patients grâce à la puissance de la science des données », notre congrès promet d’être un événement de réflexion exceptionnel. Nous nous réjouissons de présenter un programme varié et dynamique, comprenant plus de 150 séances scientifiques, soigneusement élaborées pour informer et inspirer les participants.


  • Sciences de l’environnement : joignez-vous à la conversation pour comprendre le lien entre les problèmes environnementaux et la hausse considérable des maladies allergiques telles que l’asthme, la rhinoconjonctivite allergique et la dermatite atopique dans les pays industrialisés au cours des dernières années.
  • Allergies alimentaires : un problème majeur de santé publique, dont la fréquence augmente dans les zones métropolitaines et qui a un impact significatif sur la vie des patients souffrant d’allergies. Nous discuterons des approches de pointe en matière de gestion des allergies alimentaires.
  • Innovations en immunothérapie : découvrez des développements révolutionnaires en matière d’immunothérapie allergénique, un domaine voué à transformer le traitement des allergies. En savoir plus sur les dernières avancées dans l’application de l’immunothérapie.
  • Allergies pédiatriques : examinez l’incidence croissante des allergies chez les enfants dans le monde entier et les facteurs qui contribuent à ce phénomène. Découvrez les initiatives mondiales concernant les allergies pédiatriques et les efforts de collaboration visant à améliorer le bien-être des enfants qui en souffrent.

Les principaux leaders d’opinion de l’EAACI
Sous ce lien, vous trouverez notre comité dédié, composé de médecins et de scientifiques renommés de différentes nationalités, disponibles pour des interviews et des rapports.

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Fique a par dos últimos desenvolvimentos nas áreas da Alergologia e Imunologia Clínica no Congresso da EAACI de 2024 em Valência, Espanha

EAACI Congress 2024
EAACI Congress 2024

EAACI Congress 2024


VALÊNCIA, Espanha, March 19, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Academia Europeia de Alergia e Imunologia Clínica (EAACI), com mais de 16 mil associados de 125 países, organiza anualmente o seu congresso para revelar a mais recente investigação e avanços inovadores no âmbito das alergias e imunologia clínica. Temos o prazer de lhe fazer o convite para participar no próximo Congresso da EAACI de 2024, que decorrerá em Valência, de 31 de maio a 3 de junho de 2024.

Na tentativa de oferecermos uma experiência imersiva, oferecemos uma área dedicada à comunicação social, na qual poderá agendar entrevistas com os mais destacados médicos e investigadores do setor.

Registe-se gratuitamente

O nosso recinto, a Feria de Valencia, é um prestigiado centro de convenções e exposições conhecido pela sua modernidade e versatilidade. Além disso, o evento terá lugar na vibrante cidade de Valência, que é reconhecida pela coexistência harmoniosa de tradição e modernidade.

O Programa Científico irá englobar todo o espetro da Alergologia e Imunologia Clínica. Sob o tema abrangente “Revolucionar os cuidados dos pacientes através do poder da ciência de dados”, o nosso congresso promete ser uma jornada intelectual extraordinária. Temos o prazer de apresentar um programa diversificado e dinâmico, com mais de 150 sessões científicas meticulosamente concebidas para informar e inspirar.


  • Ciência ambiental: Junte-se ao debate para compreender como as questões ambientais aumentaram significativamente as doenças alérgicas, tais como a asma, a rinoconjuntivite alérgica e a dermatite atópica nos países industrializados nos últimos anos.
  • Alergias alimentares: Um importante problema de saúde pública com uma crescente prevalência em áreas metropolitanas e um impacto significativo nas vidas dos pacientes com alergias. Iremos debater abordagens de vanguarda que visam o tratamento das alergias alimentares.
  • Inovações na imunoterapia: Descubra os desenvolvimentos revolucionários na imunoterapia com alergénios, uma área que está a transformar o panorama do tratamento das alergias. Descubra os mais recentes avanços na aplicação de imunoterapia.
  • Alergias pediátricas: Explore a crescente incidência de alergias entre as crianças em todo o mundo e os fatores que contribuem para este fenómeno. Obtenha perspetivas no que respeita a iniciativas globais que visam as alergias pediátricas e esforços colaborativos para aumentar o bem-estar dos jovens afetados por alergias.

Líderes de opinião da EAACI
Nesta hiperligação, encontrará o nosso comité dedicado, composto por médicos e cientistas de renome, de várias nacionalidades, que estão disponíveis para entrevistas e relatos.

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African Games: NDC demands resignation of Sports Minister, LOC over poor preparations?

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has asked the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Mustapha Ussif and the Local Organising Committee of the 13th African Games to step aside following Ghana’s unpreparedness to host the competition.?

The NDC accused the government of bringing?’the name of Ghana into disrepute after rendering the national economy bankrupt’.

In a statement issued by Mr. Sammy Gyamfi, the National Communications Officer of the NDC, copied to the Ghana News Agency, it said the party’s leadership was disappointed with the rate at which participating countries were opting out of the competition.

‘The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has just sighted media publications about South Africa’s decision to withdraw its men’s and women’s hockey teams from the ongoing African Games due to the substandard nature of Ghana’s Hockey Pitch.?

The other day, Ghana’s Cycling Champion, Michael Naaba had to withdraw from the ongoing cycling competition after his personal bicycle which he was using for the co
mpetition broke down shortly after the contest started.’

The statement added that Ghana’s Swimming Team also withdrew from the 4×100 relay final for undisclosed reasons.?

The NDC accused the government for supervising a competition which had yielded nothing but embarrassment and shame for the country.

It described the preparation process as ‘scandalous’ and would be revisited by the next NDC government.

‘With immediate effect, and in line with the spirit of probity and accountability that undergird the Constitution of Ghana, the NDC demands the??resignation or dismissal of the Minister of Youth and Sports for his gross incompetence which has occasioned this monumental embarrassment to the nation.

The dissolution of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the ongoing All

African Games. A forensic audit into the budget and expenditure for the preparation and organization of the games. A televised probe by Parliament into the expenditure and organisation of the games,’ it said.

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FECAFOOT publishes final lists of players for 2024 Elite playoffsTheodosia Okoh hockey pitch safe for players – African Hockey President

534 Elite One players and 389 others from the Elite Two, have been retained for the 2024 MTN Elite playoffs.

The Cameroon Football Federation published the lists on March 18.

The FA noted that ‘players whose supporting documents were not admissible as well as those who did not submit to the justification procedure, have been provisionally suspended from the MTN Elite 2024 Playoffs pending clarification of their situation by the relevant authorities’.

A total of 104 team officials in the Elite One and 65 in the Elite Two were equally retained.

Based on article 53.5 of the Elite championship regulations, FECAFOOT pointed out that no further complaints on player eligibility will be accepted during the playoffs. The kick-off postponed from March 15, will take place on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Nathan Doualla of Victoria United, who was at the center of the double identity crisis investigated by FECAFOOT, will participate in the playoffs. His contested age, 17, was maintained.

Source: Cameroon News Agency

Mr Seif El Dine Ahmed, President of the African Hockey Federation, says the Theodosia Okoh Hockey pitch is safe for participating countries for the 13th African Games being staged in Accra, Ghana.

South Africa withdrew from the hockey tournament at the ongoing African Games citing the unreadiness of the Theodosia Okoh hockey pitch.

According to South African Hockey officials, the pitch was unsuitable for international-standard competition, as they were compelled to pull out following advice from carpet-laying experts that the pitch could cause harm to their athletes.

Addressing the media in Accra, over South Africa’s withdrawal from the hockey competition, Mr. Ahmed admitted that they had challenges getting the venue ready for the competition on time due to delays by the contractor.

He said prior to the start of the hockey competition at the African Games, there were meetings by the participating federations to decide whether to play the games or not.

Mr Ahmed disclosed that all six competing federations
agreed to compete in the hockey event, with the South African hockey officials not raising any concerns about the suitability of the pitch.

‘We had challenges to finish the turf in time; it was out of our hands at the African Hockey Federation and LOC. I would like to thank the LOC for trying to bring the best of hockey to Africa, and we consider the safety of all players very important.

‘It is true the rules of the Federation of International Hockey say the pitch has to be certified, but that is for a qualifying event, and we all know the African Games hockey competition is not a qualifying tournament.

‘With our experience, we can decide whether it was dangerous to play on the turf or not, and already six matches have been played on the turf with no major issues, and the players are enjoying the matches,’ he said.

He also noted that in the whole of Africa, it was only South Africa that had international-certified turf, and they are working vigorously as a federation to get more certified hockey turf on t
he continent.

Meanwhile, the hockey competition at the 13th African Games has entered the semi-final stage with Ghana’s men’s and women’s hockey teams in full contention to grab medals.

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Source: Ghana News Agency