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Edupoint Selects Genesee Intermediate School District in Michigan for 5th Annual Partner for Life Award

FLINT, Mich. -- Edupoint® Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, is pleased to announce that Sue Gilliam, former Director of Technical Services for Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD), has been selected as the recipient of the company's 2020 Partner for Life Award. Bob Weathers, Edupoint Founder and CEO, and Rob Wilson, Edupoint President and Chief Innovation Officer, recently notified Gilliam about the award by phone.

GISD is an educational leader in Genesee County, Michigan, delivering high-quality, innovative educational programs and support services to students, parents, and educators across its consortium of districts. GISD partnered with Edupoint in 2012 when the district selected Synergy as the SIS provider for its member districts.

"When we first implemented Synergy, Bob Weathers came to visit and was surprised to find a small team with many new people," Sue Gilliam said. "Typically, we would have rolled out a project this size over three years, but everyone was so excited we decided to do it all at once. I was impressed with Bob and Rob Wilson from the get-go. There was so much integrity and helpfulness. They did whatever they could do to make us successful and it was huge to have that kind of support."

The Edupoint leadership team was impressed with Sue and GISD as well. During a period of rapid growth in 2014, Edupoint recruited GISD to provide Synergy training support to some of the company's implementing districts across the U.S. In 2016, GISD became Edupoint's Synergy support provider in Tennessee. The district's Technology & Media Services team currently provides support and training services to 34 districts and charter schools in Michigan and 37 districts in Tennessee.

"Edupoint saw us doing good things and their response was to reach out and ask us to do more with them," said Luke Wittum, Assistant Superintendent of Technology and Media Services. "That partnership has helped us grow as an organization, supporting our own systems right here in Genesee County and continuing to grow our expertise, which benefits our constituents. It's been a win-win partnership."

"Sue and GISD have been wonderful representatives for Edupoint," Bob Weathers said, "always willing to go above and beyond. Sue worked very closely with many different contacts here at Edupoint and her focus on relationship building led directly to the strong partnership we have today. We wish her all the best."

Sue Gilliam retired in July after 12 years with GISD. In recognition of Gilliam's and GISD's valued contributions, Edupoint has awarded $10,000 to GISD to be granted as a student scholarship based on criteria of the district's choosing.

About Edupoint Educational Systems

For over 35 years, the leadership of Edupoint Educational Systems has provided well-designed, technologically advanced student data management systems that empower K-12 stakeholders to improve student achievement. Synergy Education Platform by Edupoint is an industry-leading student data management ecosystem built to fit the way educators already work, with seamlessly integrated student information management, learning management, MTSS, assessment, special education management, and analytics. Synergy is unique among K-12 student data management solutions in providing an array of role-based mobile apps designed to give all stakeholders access to the tools they need when and where they need them. Thousands of schools nationwide choose the Synergy Education Platform to support 5 million students in 21 states.

Learn more at: https://www.edupoint.com/.

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Sue Siegel to Keynote 2019 Bioelectronic Medicine Forum in NY

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Neurotech Reports, the publisher of the Neurotech Business Report newsletter, announces that Sue Siegel, Chief Innovation Officer at GE and CEO of GE Ventures, will keynote the 2019 Bioelectronic Medicine Forum, which takes place in New York City on April 4, 2019. The second-annual event will be held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference Center in Times Square.

Sue has more than 35 years of corporate, entrepreneurial, and venture capital experience, all geared at turning untapped potential into real value. In this role, Sue leads GE Ventures, a multimodal innovation engine focused on accelerating promising start-ups, creating and launching new companies, licensing GE's intellectual property, developing new markets, and nurturing innovative ideas into scalable initiatives both inside and outside of GE.

Sue is currently a board member at Align Technologies (ALGN), Illumina, Inc. (ILMN), and MIT's The Engine. She has been recognized in Fortune as one of "34 Leaders Who Are Changing Health Care" and as one of "The 100 Most Influential Women in Silicon Valley" by Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Other speakers at this year's event include Imran Eba, partner at Action Potential Venture Capital, Evan Norton, divisional vice president at Abbott Ventures, Jeff Erb, senior director of business development at Medtronic, Kip Ludwig, associate professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Elliot Krames, past president of the International Neuromodulation Society, Marom Bikson, professor of biomedical engineering at City University of New York, Shai Gozani, CEO of NeuroMetrix Inc., and Victor Pikov, a former Galvani Bioelectronics scientist and now CEO of startup Medipace Inc.

Several promising bioelectronic medicine entrepreneurs will be presenting at the meeting. These include Daniel Powell, CEO of Spark Biomedical, Thomas Oxley, CEO of Synchron Inc., developer of the Stentrode device, Jennifer Ernst, CEO of Tivic Health, Don Deyo, CEO of FemPulse LLC, Doug Adams, CEO of Qura Inc., Nader Yaghoubi, CEO of PathMaker Neurosystems Inc., and Samuel Hamner, director of technology and product marketing at Cala Health. Also presenting will be Gaurev Sharma from Battelle and Jake Zabara from the Jacob Zabara Family Foundation. Dr. Zabara was the original developer of vagus nerve stimulation for epilepsy and a cofounder of Cyberonics Inc. (now LivaNova).

Key topics will include promising indications, alliances with bio/pharm firms, regulatory and reimbursement issues, and pricing/commercialization issues.

"Bioelectronic medicine is one of the most promising new segments of the healthcare industry," said James Cavuoto, editor and publisher at Neurotech Reports. "This second-annual conference will be a key meeting place for entrepreneurs and executives helping to found this industry."

For more information on the 2019 Bioelectronic Medicine Forum, contact Neurotech Reports at (415) 546 1259 or visit this link: http://neurotechreports.com/pages/bioelectronic-medicine-forum.html.

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