Thursday, December 8, 2022

Outseer hires curated industry expert Mike Dayton as Chief Sales Officer

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Outseer, a provider of payment authentication and account monitoring solutions, appointed Mike Dayton as Chief Sales Officer. In this role, Dayton will lead all direct and channel go-to-market teams in pursuit of Outseer’s mission to liberate the world from transactional fraud. Throughout his career Dayton has led sales and channel at security and tech companies that have delivered solutions to the enterprise market with particular focus on financial services.

pulsESG secures funding to respond to the evolving ESG requirements

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pulsESGTM, a public benefit corporation dedicated to empowering purpose-driven enterprises to manage and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) footprint, received an investment from Workday Ventures and joined the Workday Software Partner Program. The new partnership aims to support joint Workday and pulsESG customers to better respond to rapidly evolving ESG management and disclosure requirements. The planned integration of pulsESG with Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management will allow joint customers to translate structured and unstructured sources of data into financial information for disclosure management and external reporting.

AiDash secures investment from SE Ventures to drive climate resilience

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AiDash, a provider of satellite and AI-powered operations, maintenance, and sustainability solutions, announced a strategic investment of $10m from SE Ventures, a global venture fund backed by Schneider Electric, the digital transformation of energy management provider. The capital will be used to drive climate resilience for utility assets by enhancing its AI-powered vertical SaaS products, like Intelligent Vegetation Management System, Intelligent Sustainability Management System, and Disaster and Disruption Management System. Power outages are becoming more frequent as natural disasters intensify due to the climate crisis.

Terraformation launches the first carbon-funded forest accelerator

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Terraformation, a global reforestation company, has launched the Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator, the first biodiversity-focused, carbon-funded forest accelerator program. In the next decade, the world will need thousands of new reforestation teams to capture carbon at scale and limit the impacts of climate change. The forest accelerator will help meet this need by providing teams with the tools to launch restoration projects and succeed at scale.

Why IT professionals want to quit their jobs and how to change their minds

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In the year ahead, over half (53%) of IT professionals are considering leaving their jobs as job satisfaction rates declined from 2021-22, according to Skillsoft’s 2022 IT Skills and Salary Report. That's troubling for many in IT leadership, whose greatest challenge is retention. One of the main takeaways from the research report findings is the ongoing strain IT departments are experiencing as they try to recruit and retain employees. The Great Resignation, a turbulent labour market, and insatiable demand for digital transformation have all contributed to what many in leadership deem their most formidable challenge, retention.

Denodo hires Daniel Lender as CFO, Stephen Welles as Chief Legal Officer

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Denodo, a data management firm, announced two additions to its executive team to help to guide Denodo through its next phase of growth: Daniel Lender as Chief Financial Officer and Stephen Welles as Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Lender and Mr. Welles will lead all of Denodo’s global financial and legal strategy and operations, reporting to Denodo’s CEO, Angel Viña.

KetaMD expands access to ketamine therapy to aid mental health treatment

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KetaMD, Inc. (“KetaMD”), a new Florida-based telemedicine company providing access to at-home ketamine treatments for people suffering from depression and related mental health conditions, is thrilled to announce the availability of its virtual platform and mobile app to residents in Florida. KetaMD is bringing safe, affordable, accessible, and reliable mental health treatment options starting in the company’s home state.

Accenture appoints Andrew J.P. Levy to lead its geopolitical strategic play

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Accenture has appointed Andrew J.P. Levy to the newly created position of Chief Corporate and Government Affairs Officer. Levy will lead the company’s geopolitical strategic analysis and its global government relations function, and a global network of external strategists. Andrew J.P Levy has been with Accenture for more than 10 years, most recently serving as the company’s general counsel for Growth Markets, based in Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining Accenture, Levy held other regional and global legal roles for Accenture.

doola raises $8 million to democratize access to the US financial ecosystem

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doola announced that they have raised $8m in funding to help entrepreneurs around the globe turn their dream idea into their dream US business. This new funding round was led by Nexus Venture Partners with participation from the Y Combinator Continuity Fund and more. It’s time for entrepreneurs to shift their attention from admin and paperwork to innovation and product development. By helping founders with the legal and admin side of their businesses, doola enables founders, anywhere they’re based, to focus on what they do best.

Outseer appoints former TransUnion executive Scott Olson as its CMO

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Outseer, a provider of payment authentication and monitoring solutions, announced the appointment of Scott Olson as Chief Marketing Officer. Olson will spearhead Outseer’s mission to liberate the world from transactional fraud and build on the firm’s heritage of innovation. Throughout his illustrious career, Scott Olson has served as an innovator and marketing leader at security and fraud management companies that have delivered solutions to the financial services, ecommerce, and public sector industries among many others. Olson joins Outseer after serving as Vice President of Global Product Marketing at TransUnion overseeing go-to-market strategy for seven global solution lines with teams across the world.