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FastSpring Appoints Zia Zahiri as Chief Technology Officer

Tech industry veteran joins FastSpring to accelerate technology strategy, grow the engineering team, expand the product into new markets FastSpring, a full-service ecommerce partner for software and SaaS companies, today announced that Zia Zahiri has joined as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Zahiri will be responsible for leading the technology strategy and development team and will work closely with the company's product team to drive product speed to market. Zahiri brings two decades of experience at highly successful…

FastSpring Appoints David Nachman as Chief Executive Officer

FastSpring, the trusted ecommerce partner for companies that sell software around the world, announced that David Nachman has joined as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Nachman will define the company’s direction and further scale the FastSpring business, leveraging its leading technology solutions in the highly attractive ecommerce and payments markets.  Nachman will succeed Chris Lueck, who has been working closely with FastSpring’s board and major investor, Accel-KKR, to find the company’s next CEO. “Together with…

Interview with Sian Wang, CFO, FastSpring

"FastSpring is an effective solution to localization and cart abandonment because we optimize each business across borders and supply a simple checkout process to be used in any country." Tell us about your journey in SaaS Tech. I started at Siebel Systems at the height of the dot-com era in 2000 and since then have worked in various roles, including business development, sales operations, management consulting, strategy, and M&A. In 2011, I became CFO of the payments division of Intuit in LA, where I realized…

FastSpring Bolsters Global Presence with New Offices and Senior Level Hires

New Hires, Doubling of Office Space and Employee Count Comes as a Result of the Company’s Successful Ecommerce Platform and Strategic Customer Counsel FastSpring, a global leader in ecommerce management for digital businesses, announced new senior-level hires along with expanded office spaces in Santa Barbara and Amsterdam. These developments are part of FastSpring’s broader vision to power billions in transactions with innovative commerce solutions that connect people globally in one digital economy, empowering…

Mastercard Launches Partnership with HSBC to Promote More Sustainable and Inclusive Communities

Mastercard announced a new partnership with HSBC to accelerate sustainable urban development. Through City Possible, Mastercard’s partnership and co-creation framework for cities, the two global leaders will bring their collective resources, expertise, and integrated urban development frameworks to the City Possible network. Since its inception, City Possible has facilitated a framework where members can draw on the collective expertise and resources of all stakeholders in order to replicate innovative solutions that…

Riversand and Start with Data Partner to Offer Cloud-native PIM Software to Retailers and Distributers in the UK and EMEA

Riversand, a leading cloud-native SaaS Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solution provider, announced its partnership with Start with Data, a product data management (PIM) consultancy. This partnership enables Start with Data to offer consulting and system integration services with Riversand’s market-leading MDM technology platform. Riversand’s customers will benefit from integrated consulting and implementation experience. Marketing Technology News: Mintegral SDK Going Open-Source…

Outreach Named a Leader in Sales Engagement By Independent Research Firm

Analyst Report States: "Outreach outpaces others with product innovation and an intuitive platform" and receives highest score in current offering category Outreach, the number one sales engagement platform, announced that it was named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Sales Engagement, Q3 2020. The platform earned the highest scores possible in 11 criteria in the evaluation and received the highest score of any vendor in the current offering category. Forrester recognized Outreach as "a strong fit for organizations that…

ANZ BI Report: Data Analytics Critical to Business Decision-Making During and Beyond COVID-19 in the Region

Report Reveals 55% of ANZ Companies Use Analytics More or Much More Than Prior to the Pandemic Sisense, the world’s leading analytics platform for builders, announced the results from its ANZ State of BI & Analytics Report 2020: Special COVID-19 Edition, a survey of over 460 companies in the region. The survey found 67% of respondents said BI and analytics programs are more important or much more important to their daily operations now, and 55% of companies are using data sources, analytics, and dashboards more often…

Crawford Technologies Announces Launch of CCM Gateway for Nuxeo

New integration allows organizations to store all document-based information, regardless of format, in one easy-to-access repository for a complete view of the customer Crawford Technologies, provider of innovative document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, and Nuxeo, the developer of a leading content services platform (CSP), have joined forces to develop a new integration that will allow organizations to move their high-volume documents and customer service data, regardless of…

Communities Will Shape The Next Revolution In Business, Says Coupa CEO

‘Smarter Together’ Describes Coupa How Community Intelligence – Insights Gained From the Collective Knowledge and Experiences of the Community – Will Empower Businesses to Thrive The power of community will fuel a revolution in the way we do business. This is the premise of Coupa Chairman and CEO Rob Bernshteyn’s new book, Smarter Together: How Communities are Shaping the Next Revolution in Business, which published (Greenleaf Book Group, September 2020). The book’s core idea is that none of us is as smart as all of…

BBC Global News Renews Teads as Exclusive Outstream Partner

Global Media Platform signed as long term supplier of the world’s most trusted international news broadcaster Teads, The Global Media Platform, and BBC Global News, the BBC’s commercially funded international 24-hour news platform, announce an exclusive partnership to more effectively power the monetization of editorial content through video and display advertising. Teads will be exclusively offering in-article video ad formats across desktop, mobile and in-app BBC Global News properties across all markets. These include,…

iHeartMedia, America’s Leading Podcast Publisher, And Radio Hall-Of-Famer Charlamagne Tha God Launch The Black Effect Podcast Network

A historic first-of-its-kind joint venture partnership developed to amplify Black voices, celebrate Black creators and invest in the Black community, with culturally relevant content across a variety of genres iHeartMedia, the No. 1 commercial podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and Charlamagne Tha God, one of the most influential and authoritative voices in media, announced a historic joint venture partnership to launch The Black Effect Podcast Network. “Blackness has an immediate, culture shifting effect…

Taboola and Outbrain Call off Their $850M Merger

Online advertising is a game of scale, but one attempt to consolidate two competitors to better take on Google and Facebook has fallen apart. Taboola and Outbrain, startups that each provide publishers with ad-based content recommendation platforms, have called off a planned $850 million merger that would have valued the combined company at more than $2 billion. The news of the cancellation had been rumored in the Israeli press (and tipped to me by Avihai Michaeli, a Tel Aviv-based senior investment banker and startup…

Aventri Announces Official Launch of Its Virtual Event Platform

Event management software (EMS) leader Aventri announces the official launch of the Aventri Virtual Event Platform along with the release of key industry-leading features. The breakthrough solution is fully integrated in the Aventri Event Management Solution. It is the first solution enabling event and marketing professionals to manage their virtual, hybrid and in-person events on a single platform. Previously, meeting professionals faced the challenge of using separate platforms for digital and in-person gatherings.…

Sprinklr Raises $200 Million at $2.7 Billion Valuation

Investment by Hellman & Friedman follows record financial year and strong growth in the wake of COVID-19 Sprinklr has also secured an additional $150 million in convertible securities from Sixth Street As consumers are more connected and empowered because of the shift to social and messaging channels, Customer Experience Management (CXM) has become vital to the digital transformation of large enterprises Sprinklr, the Customer Experience Management (CXM) platform for modern enterprises, announced that it has…

Cultural Misalignment and Poor Vendor Advice Among Top Reasons for Digital Transformation Derailment, IFS Study Finds

Ethics (29 percent) ranks higher than innovation (27 percent) among desired vendor traits 37 percent say poor vendor advice main reason why digital transformation projects fail Industry expertise (32 percent) and long-term solutions (30 percent) most important traits when evaluating vendors As digital transformation spend is increasing around the world, businesses look for technology vendors whose ethics (29 percent) and culture (23 percent) align with their own. Interestingly, these considerations trump innovation…

Bango Partnership With ODK Media

Bango enables ODK Media to offer Chinese and Korean streaming services to international audiences Initial focus of the partnership with mobile operators in North America Bango, the mobile commerce company, and ODK Media Inc., have entered a partnership to increase access to ODK Media's Korean and Chinese video streaming subscription service. By partnering with Bango, ODK streaming services become easy for telcos worldwide to offer to their customers. By bundling the services with mobile and fixed-line subscription…

Myntra and Infidigit’s Double Wins with its Search Marketing Campaign

Infidigit, a Mumbai-based SEO agency in India, continues to impress with its award-winning spree for exceptional Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategies that benefitted some of the biggest online brands in India. This time, Infidigit and Myntra walked away with two prestigious gold awards for their successful campaign to drive revenue growth via SEO in Myntra's kids category Indian Digital Marketing Awards 2020 - Best SEO For Website/Universal Search Ranking and SEM Strategy mCube Awards 2020 - Best Search…

RMG Networks Appoints Technology Veteran Ankur Ahlowalia as Chief Executive Officer to Accelerate Growth in Cloud Digital Signage Platform…

Accomplished technology leader brings 20 years of senior leadership experience and a strong track record of value creation RMG Networks, a cloud digital signage leader enhancing the digital workplace experience, announced the appointment of industry veteran Ankur Ahlowalia as chief executive officer. Ahlowalia is an accomplished executive with a track record in leading and accelerating revenue growth and profitability for enterprise software companies. Ahlowalia previously served as Chief Revenue Officer at SecureAuth,…

Wayfair Names Fiona Tan Global Head of Customer and Supplier Technology

Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, named Fiona Tan Global Head of Customer and Supplier Technology. Tan joins Wayfair with more than 25 years of experience leading technology teams at dynamic and fast-growing companies, including six years in executive leadership roles at Walmart overseeing technology and engineering. In her role at Wayfair, Tan will drive the continued growth of Wayfair’s world-class Engineering organization while setting the vision and strategy for the development of…