Tesla | May 13, 2020
On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said production was resuming at the automaker’s sole US vehicle factory, defying an order to stay closed and saying if anyone had to be arrested, it should be him.
Supporting that Trump on the Twitter writes, "California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!"
Tesla shares were up 1.1% at $820.44 in late trading on Tuesday.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged that Tesla Inc be allowed to reopen its electric vehicle assembly plant in California, joining CEO Elon Musk’s bid to defy county officials who have ordered it to remain closed.
“California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
On Monday, Musk said production was resuming at the automaker’s sole U.S. vehicle factory, defying an order to stay closed and saying if anyone had to be arrested, it should be he.
Musk tweeted “Thank you!” in response to Trump on Tuesday.
Tesla shares were up 1.1% at $820.44 in late trading on Tuesday.
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Employee-parking lots at Tesla’s factory in Fremont, California were packed with cars on Tuesday. Trucks could be seen driving in and out of the factory grounds. At the Fremont factory’s outbound logistics parking lot, where only a dozen Tesla cars were parked last week, hundreds of Tesla vehicles were seen on Tuesday. Tesla has planned to fully reopen its battery plant in Nevada, the Verge reported late Tuesday, citing an internal email.
According to a Reuters report last week, Tesla said it had begun limited operations at its Gigafactories in Nevada and New York. The company, which on Saturday sued Alameda County, where the plant is located, over its decision that the plant should stay closed, did not comment on Trump’s tweet.
Late on Monday, county health officials said they were aware Tesla had opened beyond the so-called minimum basic operations allowed during lockdown, and had notified the company it could not operate without a county-approved plan.
A county health official on Friday said the county had asked all manufacturers, including Tesla, to delay operations by at least another week to monitor infection and hospitalization rates.
Scott Haggerty, the Alameda County supervisor for the district where Tesla’s factory is located, told the New York Times on Saturday that the county had been working to permit Tesla to resume operations on May 18 - the same day other U.S. automakers have been permitted to resume production in other states.
Haggerty on Tuesday accused Musk on Twitter of misrepresenting what he had told the newspaper.
Tesla on Saturday released a plan to keep workers returning to the factory safe.
The measures, which include temperature screenings, the installation of barriers to separate work areas and protective equipment for workers, are similar to those set up by Detroit-based automakers General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler.
Trump is eager for the U.S. economy to reopen and for Americans to return to work.
He has sparred with California for years over a series of issues, including immigration, vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, funding for high-speed rail and numerous environmental issues. Trump has met with Musk on several occasions during his presidency.
He had spoken with Musk several days ago and that the Tesla founder’s concerns helped prompt the state to begin its phased reopening of manufacturing last week,
California Governor Gavin Newsom.
States and cities around the United States are experimenting with ways to reopen their economies safely after the coronavirus outbreak shuttered businesses and forced tens of millions of Americans out of work.
Musk over the weekend threatened to leave California for Texas or Nevada over his factory’s closure. His move has highlighted the competition for jobs and ignited a rush to woo the billionaire executive by states that have reopened their economies more quickly in response to encouragement from Trump.
Tesla also has a vehicle plant in Shanghai and is building another in Berlin. Its lawsuit on Saturday alleged that Alameda County had violated California’s constitution by defying Newsom’s orders allowing manufacturers to reopen.
Newsom’s office did not immediately comment on Tuesday.
In the past, Musk has discussed opening a second U.S. factory outside California. In a tweet in February, he solicited comments on potentially opening a factory in Texas.
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Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation and storage. California-based Tesla is committed to having the best-in-class in safety, performance, and reliability in all Tesla cars.
Deepspatial Inc. | October 06, 2021
Deepspatial Inc. is pleased to announce a partnership with IPE Global Limited (IPE Global) to provide its Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (AI) (patent pending) solutions to IPE Global’s clients throughout government and private sectors. IPE Global will be leveraging Deepspatial’s technology to assist their global client base in addition to working together towards jointly proposing their solutions to specific markets and clients identified by IPE Global.
IPE Global Limited is a leading international development consulting group, providing Information and Communication Technology solutions for development and sustainable growth in developing countries. IPE Global currently operates in 8 countries encompassing Africa, Asia, and Europe with a workforce of over 1100 employees globally.
Over the last 20 years, IPE Global has successfully implemented 800 multi-sectoral projects in over 100 countries, across 5 major continents. IPE Global has partnered with multilateral & bilateral agencies such as ADB, The World Bank, DFID, USAID, DANIDA, KfW, EC, GTZ, JICA, UNICEF, UNDP, and more. As well as governments, private sectors, not-for-profit entities, and philanthropic organizations like BMGF, MasterCard Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and more in anchoring development agendas for sustainable and equitable growth.
“In today’s world, the need for evidence-based decision making in the social development sector is much greater than ever before. We at IPE Global strongly believe that data driven solutions to social development problems are more effective in bringing sustainable change. We are very happy to partner with Deepspatial in our endeavour to continuously provide our clients state of the art IT and AI based solutions.”, said Shalender Sharma, Director at IPE Global.
“We are grateful that Deepspatial is able to bring its solutions to IPE Global’s impressive client base to tackle the evergrowing socio-economic challenges countries are facing right now. Furthermore, we are eager to leverage IPE Global’s established relationships in the government, targeting key public sector opportunities where our solutions can add the most value.”
Dr. Rahul Kushwah, CEO of Deepspatial.
About Deepspatial Inc.
Deepspatial Inc. is an artificial intelligence, technology SaaS company at the forefront of geospatial artificial intelligence and geographic informational systems, specializing in providing robust, AI-powered solutions to businesses by leveraging the power of geospatial data. The company has currently built products that target four specific customer needs across industry verticals. These are (1) geodemographic customer profiling, (2) price recommendation engine, (3) inventory management and supply chain analytics (market entry and expansion), and (4) sentiment monitoring to measure and improve brand health.
About IPE Global
IPE Global Limited is an international development consulting group known for providing technical assistance and solutions for development and sustainable growth in developing countries.
DDN | October 14, 2021
DDN®, the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multicloud data management solutions, today announced it has expanded DDN Federal division, doubling the size of its team over the past nine months.
DDN's Federal Government group is expanding under the guidance of new vice president of Federal Sales, Jeff Jordan, who is bolstering the team with technical, system architecture and sales expertise to provide optimized solutions for scalable multicloud, AI and converged data storage requirements. These long-term investments are in response to the accelerating demand for DDN's data storage systems by the U.S. government, which resulted in more than 30% annual sales growth in 2021.
"DDN is proud to be a trusted partner for the Federal Government, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DoE), and Federal Healthcare agencies," said Jeff Jordan, VP of Federal Sales. "With DDN solutions, our customers are accelerating their digital transformation and achieving unmatched levels of scale, efficiency and reliability with better and faster decisions from their massive datasets."
DDN is growing its field technical and engineering headcount and expertise under the leadership of Keith Miller, vice president of Technical Sales, and Andreas Krause who brings extensive system architecture and file system experience to DDN's Federal Government team. DDN's new Federal leadership team also includes Justin Collins, a former member of Oracle's National Security Group, and Rob Genkinger, vice president of Programs and Strategy with Army Special Forces and data storage experience.
Additional hires are planned to ensure the success of future projects and expanded collaboration with government-focused channel resellers, systems integrators, and technology partners such as NVIDIA and Intel.
"Our foundation in the federal market has been diligently developed by serving agencies running the most demanding applications out there. The U.S. government has entrusted DDN with its data storage needs for more than two decades, and we continue to deliver uncompromising performance, availability and security at massive scale to help them achieve their goals."
Paul Bloch, president and co-founder, DDN
DDN supplies data management solutions to more than two-thirds of the top supercomputers globally, including the world's most powerful system, Riken's Fugaku, and NVIDIA's Selene, the largest commercial AI system and 5th largest supercomputer. These, and similar systems found in federal agencies and national laboratories, require unique data management and performance characteristics found only in DDN solutions.
DDN introduced its latest EXAScaler scalable storage solution, EXA6, this summer, with enhancements that simplify the deployment and management of massive data repositories. DDN also recently announced enhancements to its IntelliFlash product line, with improved performance and scalability to support the largest enterprise data workloads.
DDN is the world's largest private data storage company and the leading provider of intelligent technology and infrastructure solutions for Enterprise At Scale, AI and analytics, HPC, government and academia customers. Through its DDN and Tintri divisions the company delivers AI, Data Management software and hardware solutions, and unified analytics frameworks to solve complex business challenges for data-intensive, global organizations. DDN provides its enterprise customers with the most flexible, efficient and reliable data storage solutions for on-premises and multi-cloud environments at any scale. Over the last two decades, DDN has established itself as the data management provider of choice for over 11,000 enterprises, government, and public-sector customers, including many of the world's leading financial services firms, life science organizations, manufacturing and energy companies, research facilities, and web and cloud service providers.