Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Kyndryl to help drive Stellantis’ IT infrastructure transformation

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Kyndryl, the global IT infrastructure services provider, announced a new agreement with Stellantis to provide technology services and manage the company’s core IT infrastructure. Under the agreement, Kyndryl will support Stellantis through the management of IT infrastructure services across its operations. Stellantis will use Kyndryl Bridge, an open integration platform that delivers solutions by leveraging Kyndryl’s core technology strengths, for real-time insights and unprecedented control over its IT environment.

Netcracker receives Fierce Telecom Innovation Award for cloud services

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Netcracker Technology announced that it has won the Fierce Innovation Award in the category of Cloud Services for the Netcracker Fiber Cloud Solution. The awards, presented by Fierce Telecom, recognize firms showing innovative solutions that eliminate complexity, improve network performance and deliver efficiencies for telecom service providers.

Airswift and Cloud Payments deal to enable instant access at point-of-sale

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Airswift Technology Limited, a Web3.0 native payment firm, and Cloud Payments, a digital payments and banking tech platform provider have joined forces to enable cryptocurrency spenders with instant access to crypto at the points-of-sale using VISA and MasterCard. The collaboration will simplify crypto-based purchases by providing crypto on-ramping and NFT purchasing using VISA and MasterCard with optimized exchange rates. This offers crypto spenders increased convenience when shopping for retail goods and digital assets.

SEE completes acquisition of flexible packaging manufacturer Liquibox

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SEE has completed the previously announced acquisition of Liquibox for $1.15 billion on a cash and debt-free basis. This acquisition unites two leaders in the flexible packaging industry and aligns with the high-performance growth and innovation cultures of both companies. Liquibox is a pioneer and manufacturer of Bag-in-Box sustainable fluids & liquids packaging and dispensing solutions for food, beverage, consumer goods and industrial end-markets.

UST acquires Canadian technology service organisation Prodigy Labs

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UST, a digital transformation solutions company, has acquired TCB Corporation, a Canadian tech service company that operates under the name of Prodigy Labs, as part of a deal with Prodigy Ventures Inc. that will be worth up to CAD12.5m. A provider of innovative tech solutions, Prodigy Labs plays an active role helping financial services firm drive comprehensive digital transformation campaigns. The acquisition strengthens UST’s position in the sector.

Cirium and Amadeus deal to provide enhanced flight search and booking

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Cirium, the aviation analytics firm, has signed a deal with Amadeus to provide its advanced flight schedules data into the Amadeus Travel Platform, further enhancing the dataset available for flight search and bookings. As one of the travel industry’s tech leaders, complete and timely data is essential for Amadeus to deliver high quality information to customers.

Boomi appoints former Citrix and SAP executives to its management team

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Boomi™, the intelligent connectivity and automation firm, has appointed former Executive Vice President (EVP) and CFO at Citrix Arlen Shenkman as President and CFO, and former President, Corporate Marketing at SAP Alison Biggan as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Arlen Shenkman is a global technology executive with more than 25 years of experience leading high-growth businesses, driving financial and capital management strategies and business development, incubating new business models, and overseeing investments and mergers and acquisitions at multi-billion dollar public enterprise software companies.

Dan Streetman picked to succeed Orion Hindawi as CEO at Tanium

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Tanium, an IT operations and security management company and the premier supplier of converged endpoint management (XEM), has appointed Dan Streetman as CEO. Orion Hindawi, who is the co-founder and current CEO of Tanium, will assume the role of executive chairman. In this role, Orion will continue to drive the strategic vision and technical innovation at Tanium as well as continue his engagement with Tanium’s strategic partners and customers. David Hindawi, co-founder of Tanium, will transition to chairman emeritus.

Air ambulance and air taxis are the biggest eVTOL growth markets

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Air passenger taxis, air ambulance and cargo transport are seen as the three areas of the eVTOL market that will see the biggest growth over the next five years. This is according to new research from Horizon Aircraft (Horizon), an innovative player in hybrid electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aerial vehicles, with private equity and venture capital experts.

Fiverr announces new categories as searches for AI-related services surge

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Fiverr International Ltd., the company that is revolutionizing how the world works together, introduced new AI categories and skills to its catalog. This decision was made to meet the demand from artists and programmers who have embraced new AI tools, like Midjourney, ChatGPT and Dall-E and businesses who are looking at how they can leverage this new tech.