Monday, May 23, 2022

Align makes additional leadership appointments for UK and EMEA

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Align, the provider of tech infrastructure solutions celebrates growth throughout the UK and EMEA markets with management changes to support demand. The hire of Giulia Marcolina as Managing Director and Mike Konold as AV Solutions Director of the UK-based headquarters, will enable the team to deliver innovative collaborative tech and state-of-the-art AV solutions.

New research study identifies what keeps IT decision-makers up at night

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A global study released shows 54% of IT decision-makers identify their biggest challenge as IT cost optimization. IT cost optimization, which is the practice of controlling and reducing costs while maximizing business value within an IT estate, can be difficult and with the growing complexity of technology, the challenge isn’t getting any easier.

Thought Machine closes $160 million Series D funding led by Temasek

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Thought Machine, the cloud native banking tech firm, announces it has closed its series D funding round, led by Temasek, the global investment company headquartered in Singapore, with participation from Intesa Sanpaolo and Morgan Stanley. Existing investors following-on in this round include: Eurazeo, ING, JPMorgan Chase, Lloyds Banking Group, and SEB.

Cult Kids Aussie skateboard brand Ookkie expands into two new markets

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Australia’s kids skateboard firm, Ookkie, has set the wheels in motion for global business success, expanding into two new markets thanks to growing demand for its products from ‘skateboard loving parents’ who want to get their kids on a skateboard, safely. Launching in the UK and Europe, the cult learner skateboard brand has capitalised on the growing interest in skateboarding in both regions, adding to its presence in its existing regions Australia, the US and Asia, giving the thriving business a global footprint. Ookkie, which saw an impressive 43% year-on-year increase in the US and Australia, falls under the Absolute Board Co umbrella, the parent company of cult skateboard brand, Penny Skateboards.

Starr Insurance Companies reaches agreement to acquire FPG Thailand

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Starr Insurance Companies (Starr) announced an agreement with FPG Insurance Holdings Limited (HK) (FPG) and local Thai shareholders to purchase FPG Insurance Public Company Limited (FPG Thailand), a Thai non-life insurance company, together with local Thai parties. Starr’s investment will be held by its Bermuda insurance company, Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022, subject to certain customary closing conditions, including any necessary regulatory approvals.

Board International appoints Mark Gambill as Chief Marketing Officer

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Board International, a Decision-Making Platform provider, announces the appointment of marketing leader and curated industry expert, Mark Gambill as Chief Marketing Officer.

Experienced executives Neil Ryland and Maggie Buggie join Normative

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Maggie Buggie and Neil Ryland have joined Normative to accelerate enterprise value chain carbon reduction and management. Buggie joins as COO after holding senior executive roles at SAP, Capgemini and Fujitsu and is on the Board of Spirent Communications. Ryland joins as CCO with executive experience from Peakon (acq. Workday) and Huddle.

Amanda Holmes named on CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel List

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The CRN Women of the Channel list honors exceptional women for their strategic vision, thought leadership and channel advocacy that impacts growth and innovation in the channel. The annual CRN Women of the Channel list is the official guide to the top female leaders across all corners of the IT channel - including vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.

Clinscience further invests in market transforming tech, buys Agati Group

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Clinscience US LLC, a subsidiary of Neuca Group, on 26th of April 2022 signed an investment agreement to acquire 51% of shares in Agati Systems. The US-based (Texas) organisation, together with its Indian subsidiary, Agati Clinical Informatics, having branches in Bengaluru and Chennai, provides clinical data, regulatory, and custom software services.

Cardo Health appoints industry expert Oriel Carew as Chief Growth Officer

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Oriel Carew is joining Cardo Health as Chief Growth Officer to lead the firm’s growth on its mission to democratise access to healthcare in emerging markets. Oriel will also help drive growth in co-owned firms through developing and executing investment strategies.