Forbes Technology Council Members Announce New Products, Awards And More

Members of Forbes Technology Council have been busy of late, launching new products and services, growing their businesses through acquisitions and hires, and accepting industry accolades. Below, we highlight 13 members and their big news.

Jama Software Opens New European Headquarters

Scott Roth. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Scott Roth, CEO of Jama Software, announces the opening of his company’s new European headquarters in Amsterdam. The exciting development comes after a year of substantial growth, in which Jama Software added over 100 new customers while expanding usage among its existing 250 customers. Roth commented: “Many of the world’s most innovative products are being built using Jama Software. Therefore, it’s essential that we evolve our organizational structure and offerings to serve the growing needs of our customers.”

Secure Digital Solutions Named To Cybersecurity 500 List

Ed Snodgrass. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Ed Snodgrass, Chief Information Security Officer at Secure Digital Solutions, is honored to announce his company’s inclusion on Cybersecurity Ventures’ Cybersecurity 500 list of the world’s most innovative cybersecurity firms for the first quarter of 2017. “We consider it a privilege to provide to our clients the industry’s first enterprise security performance platform, giving them the visibility, data and analytical capabilities they need to measure and manage the effectiveness of their security organizations,” says Snodgrass. 

The Mako Group’s Lefever Named Finalist For Entrepreneur Of The Year

David Lefever. Photo courtesy of individual member.

David Lefever, CEO of The Mako Group, has been named a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Ohio Valley Region by professional services firm EY. This marks the 31st year for the awards program, which recognizes excellence in areas include financial performance, innovation and commitment to both business and community. Finalists were selected by a panel of independent judges, and winners were announced at a special gala in Cincinnati on June 15.

Kodak Alaris Information Management Launches Alaris IN2 Ecosystem

Rick Costanzo. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Rick Costanzo, President and General Manager of Kodak Alaris Information Management, is excited to announce that, on April 25, 2017, his company launched the Alaris IN2 Ecosystem. The system of scanners, software and services can be personalized to meet the needs of each individual business. The Alaris IN2 Ecosystem focuses on making data not only manageable but powerful by capturing, extracting and organizing data. With the exponential growth of data in the business world, many companies are struggling to make use of the information increasingly pouring in. “Within this challenge lies a massive opportunity to drive growth and efficiency,” said Costanzo. “Companies that master digital transformation are far better positioned to differentiate themselves from competitors and win in the marketplace.”

Bay State Envelope Celebrates 30 Years In Business

Vinny Piazza. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Vinny Piazza, IT Director at Bay State Envelope, is proud to report that his company is celebrating 30 years in business. Over the past three decades, Bay State Envelope has changed location four times and grown its leadership team significantly. The digital printing service provider has been serving customers throughout Massachusetts and beyond, and plans to continue its investments in the latest technologies in printing and marketing.

Boston Business Journal Names Vestmark, Inc. A 2017 Best Place To Work

Heeren Pathak. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Heeren Pathak, Chief Technology Officer at Vestmark, Inc., reports that the company was named a 2017 Best Place to Work by the Boston Business Journal. The award honors the wealth management firm’s commitment to developing a great workplace culture for its employees. “Our employees are the heart of our success,” said John Lunny, CEO of Vestmark. “We strive to cultivate a dynamic, engaging and challenging workplace that inspires employees to give their best effort every day. We are delighted to be recognized as one of Boston’s leading employers for going above and beyond the norm to foster an enjoyable and meaningful work environment for our employees.”

LabRoots Launches Online Store

Greg Cruikshank. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Greg Cruikshank, CEO of LabRoots, announces that the LabRoots Store launched on May 2, 2017. For more than five years, the science-focused social network site has been creating original T-shirt designs. Previously, the merchandise was available only at trade shows, but now 15 of the most popular designs are available for sale in the online store, covering a broad range of themes and offering styles for men, women and children. “We are very excited for the launch of our worldwide online store,” said Cruikshank in a recent press release. “Our shirts have become extremely popular at the physical trade shows we attend, even running out of thousands of shirts in a matter of hours. This significant milestone allows us to reach a customer demand we’ve been missing until now.”

Signal Sciences Announces Launch Of Web Protection Platform

Tyler Shields. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Tyler Shields, VP of Marketing, Strategy and Partnerships at Signal Sciences, reports that, on May 9, 2017, his company launched the Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform (WPP). The release of the platform aims to disrupt the web application security market, providing comprehensive threat protection and security visibility across any platform. “Signal Sciences built its industry-first web protection platform in response to frustrations of trying to use legacy technology while enabling business initiatives like DevOps and cloud adoption,” said Shields.

Paradigm Tax Group Acquires TurboAppeal

Brian Elkins. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Brian Elkins, EVP/CTO at Paradigm Tax Group , reports that, on May 11, 2017, his company acquired TurboAppeal, a Chicago-based tech firm that helps real estate owners learn about their property values and makes the tax appeal process simpler through automation. Mark Wanic, CEO of Paradigm Tax Group, noted in a recent press release: “Through the convergence of a refined data curation process, TurboAppeal’s complex algorithms and Paradigm’s industry-leading subject matter expertise, we believe this acquisition will benefit not only our clients but every owner of commercial and residential real estate across the nation.”

ServiceNow Publishes Report On Intelligent Automation And Announces Acquisition, Investment

Allan Leinwand. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Allan Leinwand, CTO of ServiceNow, announces the publication of “Today’s State of Work: At the Breaking Point,” a report showing the results of a study run by his company. The report calls 2018 the “Year of Automation for Routine Enterprise Work,” noting the urgent need for intelligent automation across businesses and the increased potential for revenue growth for highly-automated companies. The publication also includes recommendations to help businesses avoid hitting a breaking point.

Leinwand also reports that ServiceNow last month acquired AI-based customer service tool Qlue and invested in chatbot platform BuildOnMe. “Intelligence is the glue that brings automation, context and human power into the service conversation,” said ServiceNow Chief Strategy Officer Dave Wright. He added: “ServiceNow’s strategy is to build, buy and partner to accelerate our customers’ path to intelligent automation.”

Veeam Availability Platform V10 Launches

Danny Allan. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Danny Allan, Vice President of Cloud and Alliance Strategy at Veeam, is pleased to announce the launch of Veeam Availability Platform v10. At the annual customer and partner conference, VeeamON 2017, the company revealed a raft of new innovations. Expanding on previous capabilities, Veeam Availability Platform v10 makes the digital life experience seamless and extends the “Always on Cloud” Availability Platform to manage and protect storage across numerous platforms.

Yet Analytics Welcomes New COO

Shelly Blake-Plock. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Shelly Blake-Plock, CEO of Yet Analytics, is pleased to announce that Brit Keller will be joining the company in July as Chief Operating Officer. Previously serving as Chief of Staff to the Chief People Officer at Dun & Bradstreet, Keller brings experience in managing HR operational framework and workforce analytics. “I am thrilled with this amazing opportunity to work with their talented team to build the right operational rigor and structure and to deliver for our customers,” said Keller.

HYPR Corp. Named 2017 Cool Vendor

Bojan Simic. Photo courtesy of individual member.

Bojan Simic, CTO and Co-Founder of HYPR Corp., is proud to reveal that the company has been named a 2017 Cool Vendor by Gartner in the recent report, “Cool Vendors in Transforming Multichannel to Unified Retail Commerce, 2017.” The report specifically notes HYPR’s biometric authentication offerings, “which creates a simple, fast and more secure method for customers to provide payment for retail products.” George Avetisov, CEO and co-founder of HYPR, said: “We believe the ‘Cool Vendor’ designation affirms HYPR’s commitment to ensure biometric data remains safely offline and stored on users’ local devices by leveraging decentralized authentication. We have a crack team of the best and brightest who are reinventing identity and access management. Our approach is disruptive and innovative yet to us, customer feedback and this Gartner designation validate that our solution is mature enough for user populations into the many millions.”

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