Thursday, August 18, 2022

Allspring recruits Andy Sowerby as the Head of APAC ex-Japan

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Allspring Global Investments (Allspring), the pure-play, independent asset manager with US$575 billion in assets under management, today announced the appointment of Andy Sowerby as managing director, head of Client Group APAC ex-Japan. Reporting to Deirdre Flood, head of International Client Group, Andy will assume responsibility for leading Allspring’s business development across the APAC region, identifying ways to best partner with existing and prospective clients.

Hootsuite welcomes Letrecia Tippett as Head of Country in Australia

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Hootsuite announced that Letrecia Tippett will join them as Head of Country in ANZ and will focus on growing the social media management leader’s presence in the region. Tippett joins Hootsuite from Wooboard Technologies, a SaaS company focused on employee wellness, engagement and recognition and brings 20 years' experience in global sales, leadership and business expertise in high growth and change focused organisations.

Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd. to acquire Diversify Offshore, Australia

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Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd. (HGS) (Listed on NSE & BSE, India) has announced that its subsidiary, HGS International Mauritius, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% equity stake in Diversify Offshore Staffing Solutions Pty Ltd. (Diversify), Australia. The transaction is expected to close within the next few days.

SaaS JESI appoints Scott Jackson to be their new Chief Executive Officer

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JESI, a global location based SaaS solution for remote workers, have announced the appointment of Scott Jackson as the Chief Executive Officer effective 10th January 2022.

Till Payments successfully acquires Ziosk Integrated Payment Services

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Global payments fintech disruptor, Till Payments, announced the acquisition of ZIPS, the payment processing business unit of the hospitality technology platform company, Ziosk. This strengthens Till’s capabilities and fast tracks their expansion in North America.

65% of Australian workers believe their manager struggles with soft skills

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As millions prepare to return to the office, a nationally representative survey of Australian workers has found that two in three managers and bosses are perceived to be lacking people skills, while three in ten (29%), the equivalent of 3.4 million workers dislike their manager. It was conducted by YouGov on behalf of the Australian College of Applied Professions (‘ACAP’) in October 2021 and they independently surveyed 1,000 Australian workers.

Meltwater appoints John Bissinella as new Enterprise Solutions Manager

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Meltwater has appointed seasoned media intelligence executive, John Bissinella as Enterprise Solutions Manager for ANZ to drive the continued expansion of its Enterprise solutions. He joins with a remit to consult Australia and New Zealand’s largest organisations on how to leverage the most comprehensive news, social and customer insights data available.

Whispir announces its New Chief Marketing Officer, Annie Wissner

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Whispir Limited (ASX:WSP, Whispir or Company), one of the world’s fastest-growing software as-a-service (SaaS) communications workflow platforms, announces the appointment of Annie  Wissner as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). 

Baraja rebrands for global expansion as it plans the next wave of LiDAR

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Baraja, creator of breakthrough Spectrum-Scan™ LiDAR technology for autonomous vehicles announced the ‘new’ Baraja under its first public rebrand since coming out of stealth in 2018. The rebrand comes at a momentous time for Baraja as it embarks on an ambitious global expansion, key manufacturing developments and a commercial deal partnership with Hitachi Construction Machinery and partnership with tier-one automotive supplier Veoneer.

Tricentis report finds that quality trumps speed in releasing software

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Tricentis, the world’s #1 testing platform for modern cloud and enterprise applications, announced the release of “The Role of Testing in a DevOps Environment” report, which includes the findings from a survey of more than 500 managers and DevOps professionals.