Forbes Technology Council members have a lot to be proud of as summer 2018 draws to a close. From achieving an increase in their male-female employee ratio to launching an insightful new book for IT leaders, we’re highlighting six members and their big news below.

Big Bang ERP Celebrates 50% Increase in Ratio of Female to Male Employees

Gabriel Tupula

Since last year, Big Bang ERP has had a 50% increase in the ratio of female to male employees, reaching a ratio of more than 46% women comprising the workforce company-wide and over 42% of the company leadership being female (as of July 2018). Led by CEO Gabriel Tupula, Big Bang ERP is a network of trusted advisors and implementation experts for all your cloud business application needs.

Says Tupula: “It’s shocking to say… there really is no secret formula or goal we planned to achieve. I don’t want to attribute our high female ratio on luck, but it really happened because we hired the brightest and smartest people to join Big Bang ERP, regardless their gender or demographics. I encourage all companies to do the same, and see how your female to male ratio improves naturally.”

Read the full press release here.

LotaData Announces New Project

Apu Kumar

Apu Kumar, founder and CEO at LotaData, a GovTech 100 company, recently announced the launch of the CityChat AI chatbot mobile app and CityDash analytics dashboard for engaged citizens and smarter cities.

Learn more here.

Unit4 Partners With TalentQuest

Claus Jepsen

Unit4, a world leader in intelligent enterprise software for service organizations where Claus Jepsen serves as Chief Architect, Head of Innovation Labs, recently announced a new partnership with Talent Quest. The partnership between TalentQuest and Unit4 extends Unit4’s HCM Solutions with TalentQuest’s best-in-class recruiting and assessments, performance and succession planning, learning and talent insights solutions.

Read the TalentQuest press release here.

Priority Software Solution Implemented by Green-Tech Industries 

Andres Richter

Leading cloud ERP solutions provider Priority Software recently announced that its ERP solution has been implemented by three green-tech industries to automate complex operational processes: Smart Energy, Light & Green and Solara Design. Led by CEO Andres Richter, Priority empowers organizations of all sizes by providing comprehensive, flexible and affordable ERP solutions.

Says Richter: “We are proud to make the business of providing eco-friendly products and services more productive to help further the green-tech market and help support this vitally important global industry. Priority ERP is designed to enhance business efficiency, while being affordable and easy to use, so that our green-tech and other customers can thrive and grow their business.”

Read the full press release here.

Jeffrey Ton Publishes Book, Amplify Your Value

Jeffrey Ton

Jeffrey Ton, SVP Product Development & Strategic Alliances at Bluelock, recently published his first book: Amplify Your Value: Leading IT with Strategic Vision. The book leverages the stories from his time as CIO to guide the reader on a journey to envision, build and execute an IT strategic plan. Through this framework, CIOs and IT leaders learn to paint a picture that will resonate throughout their organizations.

Get it on Amazon, here.

Manish Sood Recognized as a Top SaaS CEO of 2018

Manish Sood

Manish Sood, CEO of self-learning data platform Reltio, was just named #18 in The SaaS Report’s Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2018. The publication received nearly 5,000 nominations on behalf of hundreds of CEOs, who were assessed based on integrity, energy, company culture and company growth, among other areas.

Says Sood: “I am humbled to be named as a part of this outstanding list of leaders. Kudos to the outstanding contribution by the Reltio team to make this possible and changing how the enterprise market thinks about deriving value from Master Data Management.”

See the full press release here.

These are just a handful of Forbes Councils members’ recent exciting achievements. Read about what other members are working on here. Have news of your own to share with the community? Submit your accomplishments to our team by visiting the “get media exposure” page in your member dashboard.


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