The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-10-23T08:47:40Z Network Critical Joins Endace Fusion Partner Program 2019-10-23T08:47:40Z network-critical-joins-endace-fusion-partner-program Auckland, NZ and London, UK – October 22 2019 – Endace, a world leader in high-speed network recording, playback and analytics hosting, and Network Critical, which produces industry-leading network TAPs and packet brokers, announced today that Network Critical has joined the Endace Fusion Partner Program. The partnership brings together the EndaceProbe™ Analytics Platform and Network Critical's SmartNA PortPlus™ Packet Brokers, to combine maximum deployment flexibility and streamlined, scale-out expansion capabilities with simple management. The SmartNA PortPlus can scale from 54 to 194 ports and handle 1/10/25/40/100G traffic speeds, making it easy to match link speeds to sensor capability. Network Critical’s innovative Drag-n-Vu™ Graphical User Interface controls all deployment and management operations with simple drag and click functionality. Users can even develop and implement new filters and port maps in minutes, further simplifying and accelerating deployment and configuration processes. By combining Network Critical TAPs and packet brokers with EndaceProbes, customers can direct traffic to EndaceProbes for recording to disk and streaming to security analytics solutions hosted in the EndaceProbe’s Application Dock™ hosting environment. With a complete record of every packet on the network, security operations (SecOps) and network operations (NetOps) teams can quickly drill down to full packet capture for fast, definitive, issue investigation and resolution. Endace’s Director of Business Development, Michael Morris, says, “Network Critical’s solutions are a great complement to our EndaceProbe platform. They give customers powerful, precise control over how traffic is directed on the network, and make changing configurations and managing highly scaled, multi-appliance architecture simple.” “Endace’s ability to accurately record every packet off the wire at full line rate and scale to accommodate very large, fast, networks, and deep storage requirements is market-leading,” said Alastair Hartrup, CEO of Network Critical. “Combined with our solutions, it gives enterprise NetOps and SecOps teams true visibility into what’s happening on their networks.” Zealous System is recognized as a Top .NET Developer by TopDevelopers.co! 2019-10-23T08:31:42Z zealous-system-is-recognized-as-a-top-net-developer-by-topdevelopers-co The month of June was exceptionally great for Zealous Systems as we have been recognized as one of the top .Net development companies in the global business arena by TopDevelopers.co, one of the popular review and research platforms. The San Francisco based research platform has published a Press release recognizing the top .NET Development companies that stay best in the market and has been offering a remarkable service to the businesses. We are glad to know that the list of Top .NET development companies has Zealous Systems in. The spokesperson of the TopDevelopers.co described that our dedicated search and the client-friendly attitude has gained the good will of our clients and hence we are positively reviewed and that has become one of the unshakable aspects to back a place in the list. Zealous System is an IT firm based in India with offices in the United States. We are a leading and pioneer Mobile, web and software development company that can read the pulse of the app users that we always craft the best solutions. The team Zealous System is known for our perseverance, technical prudence in cracking technical complexities that hurdle business growth, hence we are among the top .NET developers. The verity behind our success is our hard work and hard core technical expertise.  Our results and solutions are shaped out of our deep research, trend, exploration of technical viability and practicality thus they always stay futuristic d user friendly. We analyze our clients’ requirements and the business thoroughly before promising the timeline and product delivery. This way we make sure that we always promise right and offer the best to our clients. Our client base is one of the major sources of our success. Here is an excerpt from one of the interviews of our CEO, Mr. Pranjal Mehta “Client satisfaction is our first priority. And, to attain it, we take an extra care of every detail of our client’s project starting from conceptualization to design, development, deployment, and maintenance.”  Read the full interview here. We always strive to attain our client satisfaction no matter what we go through. Since we design, develop and deliver our products in-house, we maintain a good coordination and develop a rapport with our clients that we never miss to impress them. We are a team of 125+ experts who are internet savvy and technocrats. Apart from major service categories, we are also specialized in Augmented Reality, JavaScript Development, React JS, Node JS, Vue JS, Angular JS, Android, iOS, Flutter, React Native, Swift, Ionic, Kotlin, Xamarin, IoT, ChatBot, MVC.Net, Java, WCF – WPF, ASP.Net Core, PHP, Joomla, WordPress, Drupal, Magento, Shopify, X-Cart, and Open Cart development. Our portfolio will reveal our growth, our technical specialty, our working methodology, and project management skill. We thank TopDevelopers.co for recognizing us through their impartial research process and dedicated evaluation on the aspects. Zealous' profile on TopDevelopers.co is a place where we meet our potential clients. We are quite impressed with their exceptional listing service and the hassle free methods they offer for the companies to promote their services on their platform. Who are TopDevelopers? TopDevelopers.co is a directory and review platform for IT service providers. They are offering an unbiased service by listing the genuine and highly professional IT firms that can help the service seekers better through quality technical services.  The research team of TopDevelopers chooses the best firms by filtering a vast list of companies and introduces only the competitive names to the businesses, enterprises, and entrepreneurs to partner with. The company has a friendly team of researchers and a hassle free communication system. They provide the listing service for various technologies and services, which makes it a one stop destination to find your perfect technology partner. TopDevelopers.Co, a leading B2B research platform has recognized Zealous System achievements and currently features Zealous System as a Top .NET Developer. HR Tech Insights Revealed! 2019-10-23T05:05:14Z hr-tech-insights-revealed Navigo, the Melbourne-based HR software company, has announced the completion of their 7th Australian HR Tech Survey. The survey describes how 126 organisations representing over 103,000 employees interact with HR technology, providing information to help plan, justify and execute HR tech projects. The respondent profile included professionals working in HR and IT sectors across Australia.  Key findings from the survey include: Adoption of Cloud applications has increased by 22% Organisations are moving core HRIS to the Cloud and decoupling payroll Large organisations (500+ employees) see data privacy and lack of control for upgrades as the main issues for moving to the cloud 81% of respondents indicated that their current HR reporting is based on limited metrics or basic list type reports Employee feedback and engagement was rated as most important to HR tech strategy, with process automation a close second The survey sees HR tech spend spread across upgrading new systems, implementing new systems and adding functionality. The main motivation for spending is to improve operational efficiency. HR Tech Survey co-author and General Manager of Navigo, Andrew Rees comments “After receiving feedback of the lack of research in the Australian HR tech space, the Navigo team committed to developing an independent report about its current state. Since our first report in 2010, We have made it a priority to help organisations find the best HR software to effectively meet strategic and operational goals.” The Navigo team would like to say a huge thank you to all our respondents. Their contribution has helped to raise transparency and awareness in the HR tech arena, providing organisations with information to plan their HR road map and feedback for vendors to improve.  Download your free copy of the 7th HR Tech Survey today.  About Navigo  Navigo specialises in cutting edge software to solve operational and strategic HR issues. Working with over 600 customers in Australia and New Zealand our solutions include: Organisational charting software (visualisation, workforce modelling, succession planning and HR analytics) HR Systems consulting HRIS integration For further information, contact: Andrew Rees, Navigo General Manager P: (03) 9879 4060 E: andrew.rees@navigo.com.au Executive Leader in Logistics Operations, Carly Cummings, joins FourPL 2019-10-23T03:48:39Z executive-leader-in-logistics-operations-carly-cummings-joins-fourpl Melbourne, Australia. Supply Chain and Procurement Specialists FourPL have appointed Carly Cummings to the FourPL Advisory Team. Carly is an executive leader and brings extensive logistics and systems knowledge to her role in Supply Chain Operations. Carly has 20+ years’ experience in managing large scale change across multiple industries in end-to-end customer supply chains. Her skills range across supply chain design and optimisation, fit for purpose supply chain technology and innovation, and network strategy. Carly’s engagements have included leading the planning and scoping of regional logistics networks and operational technology strategies for global organizations throughout Australia, Asia Pacific and India. Most recently she was with Coca-Cola Amatil in the role of National Network Optimisation Manager.  Prior to this, she was the CIO Asia for Linfox International Group. “FourPL is pleased to have attracted someone of Carly’s experience and calibre. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our customers as we continue our growth plans across the ANZ Region.,” said FourPL Australia CEO, Brett Findlay. About FourPL FourPL is a leading Australian owned supply chain and procurement solutions provider with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. We define and enable ICT strategies in our domain specialities. Our domain specialities are procurement, supply chain execution systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and the logistics service provider industry. Our services range from strategy and advisory through to sourcing and evaluation, implementation, support and quality assurance. We work with global partners and leading-edge technology solution providers and take pride in our independence when choosing to work with solution providers. We actively support diversity in our business, the technology industry and our community. For more information, visit www.fourpl.com.au . Australian Trading Firm Launches “Fast Track Program” for New FX Traders 2019-10-23T03:46:13Z australian-trading-firm-launches-fast-track-program-for-new-fx-traders SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 23 October, 2019 – The award-winning trading educator Learn to Trade is once again making headlines in Australia for its success in the forex trading field. This time, the company has taken it upon itself to train 50 students from across Australia through what it calls the Forex FastTrack Project 2019. In short, Learn to Trade’s new initiative aims to take 50 students from all walks of life – teachers, carpenters, nurses, and others – and equip them with the tools and knowledge they need to successfully trade the foreign exchange (aka. forex) market.  The plan is then to carefully track how long it takes the students to reach $200,000 in profits – an almost unheard-of accomplishment for anyone outside of the world of professional trading. And best of all is that Learn to Trade is still accepting applicants for this year’s program, although spots are quickly being filled up. The whole initiative is sponsored by Learn to Trade’s founder, the legendary British forex trader Greg Secker, who will personally supervise the students’ progress.  In the course, students can expect to learn everything from currency market basics, to the difference between technical and fundamental analysis, as well as crucial risk management techniques. Lastly, the students will also get exclusive access to some of the best and most profitable trading strategies Learn to Trade has developed over years of research. Mr. Greg Secker originally founded Learn to Trade in London in 2003 after retiring from his job as Vice President at major Wall Street investment bank Mellon Financial. Since then, Mr. Secker has seen the company grow beyond what anyone could imagine. Today, Learn to Trade has offices in London, South Africa, and the Philippines, in addition to its heavy presence in Sydney, Australia.  Since its formation 16 years ago, well over 250,000 students globally have been through either the company’s introductory forex trading course, its one-to-one forex mentoring sessions, or its trader coaching programs. Additionally, Learn to Trade has won a number of awards over the years, including CFI.co’s Most Transformative Forex Education Program award for the third consecutive year, and is now widely considered the world’s leading forex trading education company. To learn more about what Learn to Trade offers, or to sign up for the Forex FastTrack Project 2019, visit Learn to Trade online or contact one of their staff members via email at info@learntotrade.com.au or by phone on (02) 8412 6000. SearchParty partners Australia's biggest youth festival 2019-10-23T03:00:21Z searchparty-partners-australia-s-biggest-youth-festival   SearchParty, the must-have app for music festivals, today announced its partnership with Schoolies.com, Australia’s leading booking agent for Schoolies Week.   With over 30,000 Australian school leavers travelling to 17 destinations including Bali and Fiji with Schoolies.com, the partnership marks a strategic investment for SearchParty.   “The youth audience is our core market, and while we’ve had strong initial success with music festivals this year, our partnership with Schoolies.com will take SearchParty to the next level,” said Jade Mulholland, SearchParty co-founder.   Successfully partnering Gold Coast music festivals Circus Paradise, The Grass is Greener and Bondstock, SearchParty launched at Splendour in the Grass this year and is now in partnership negotiations with one of Australia’s leading festival organisers for the 2020 season.   Sponsoring Schoolies.com exposes SearchParty to thousands of school leavers ahead of the summer festival season.   “Over 30,000 Year 12 students travel with Schoolies.com each year,” said Jade Mulholland, “and the Gold Coast Schoolies Week alone is expected to attract 18,000 Queenslanders and 12,000 interstate visitors.”   “Schoolies represents a high-value opportunity for SearchParty to attract new users ahead of the major events being staged on the Gold Coast and in Brisbane this summer,” said Jade.   “Festival X, Sandtunes, Wildlands, Falls Festival and FOMO are all scheduled within a five-week period. We want all of those attendees to download SearchParty, to make their festival experience even better.”   SearchParty was designed specifically for music festivals and major events, with low-latency features such as interactive maps, group chat and being able to view friends’ locations in real time. Where text messages and social platforms fail due to congested mobile networks, SearchParty requires only minimal mobile service.                    A world-first one-click Alert button allows users to alert every person in their Party that they need help or direct-dial Emergency Services. Their location is then geo-tagged, so friends can get to them quickly.                                                 SearchParty is also releasing new features in time for Schoolies, tailored to the youth market.   “Since launch in March, we’ve attracted over 5,000 downloads, launched our Android version and released several new features including downloadable maps and push notifications to nudge your friends,” said Jade.   “For Schoolies, we wanted to provide even more valuable user features, so we’re releasing a Schoolies precinct map for the Gold Coast event, and adding a new feature to the app that allows users to pin their location.”   “Users can pin their apartment, meet-up point, carpark or other location of their choice so they can navigate back with our interactive maps,” said Jade. “They can share or hide their pins, so a group of friends can all view a meet-up point, while a user can keep their apartment location private.”                                                           “We want to make the festival experience safer across the board - for both music festivals and major events such as Schoolies,” said Jade. “Whether attendees are drug or alcohol affected, or are feeling vulnerable or being harassed, SearchParty provides a simple way to stay connected to friends and get immediate help.”     ENDS 6clicks unveils new Executive Advisory Board, welcomes new members 2019-10-23T00:37:57Z 6clicks-unveils-new-executive-advisory-board-welcomes-new-members 6clicks, a leader in management systems and risk assessment software-as-a-service, today announced the launch of its new Executive Advisory Board (EAB), a strategic committee of industry professionals serving as trusted advisers to 6clicks on strategy, product innovation and growth.  “The Executive Advisory Board plays an important role in setting the strategic direction for our company, our products, and our ability to make our customers successful,” said 6clicks CEO Anthony Stevens.   “We’re thrilled to work with the senior executives on this board, whose deep experience in cybersecurity, sales, marketing and information technology will help fuel our growth and innovation agenda.”  The EAB comprises of a diverse set of executives, representing a cross-section of geographies across mid-market and enterprise organisations.   Their role is to provide strategic direction and guidance on the 6clicks product, branding and messaging, as well as share their perspective on successes in their respective industries.  The newly appointed EAB members include:  Abbas Kudrati, a long-time cybersecurity practitioner and CISO, currently serving as Microsoft Asia’s Chief Cybersecurity Officer for the Cybersecurity Solutions Group. Abbas also serves as an executive adviser to Deakin University, LaTrobe University and E-C Council ASEAN. He is also a part-time Professor of Practice at LaTrobe University, and a regular speaker on cybersecurity, cloud security, governance, risk and compliance.   Hamish McKirdy has over 20 years of technology sales and marketing management experience globally and is currently the Cyber Security Solutions Manager at Forcepoint. He has held senior management roles at global vendors, including HP Autonomy and Trend Micro, and has co-founded two start-ups. Throughout his career, Hamish has worked with enterprises and national governments to provide solutions in cybersecurity, homeland security, big data analytics and open-source intelligence.   Brett Perkins has over 25 years’ experience in executive, commercial and operations management roles across the Asia Pacific region. Brett is an approved adviser with the Advisory Board Centre and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Brett is the former Group Chief Operations Officer at Cellnet Group Limited. He has also worked for companies such as Electronic Data Systems (later acquired by HP), Spark New Zealand and Dimension Data.  James Turner is the CEO of Qtec Systems & Coloured Lines, co-founder of Cape Bionics, former CEO of Inference Solutions and adviser to a range of high-growth B2B SaaS businesses. James has 30 years of experience, with a background in capital raising, US market entry and enterprise sales strategies. Portfolio interests include intelligent virtual assistants, legal tech, sports tech and advanced voice services.  “This is an exciting time for cybersecurity and advances in cloud-based software to enhance the maturity of cybersecurity for businesses who are delivering value in ways never before possible,” said Abbas Kudrati.   “Being part of the 6clicks Executive Advisory Board provides an opportunity to set the future of software in the cybersecurity market.”   About 6clicks  6clicks is the leading cybersecurity management and risk assessment platform in Australia. Since mid-2018, it has been solely focused on risk assessment, risk management and compliance, drawing on Stevens’ experience as former Partner & Chief Digital Officer at KPMG. 6clicks is committed to meeting the unique demands of the maturing enterprise market and service providers.  You can find more information about 6clicks here: https://6clicks.io/.  StartCon.com , Australia’s leading technology, startup, corporate innovation & growth conference,announces the launch of Pitch for $1 Million 2019-10-23T00:33:38Z startcon-com-australia-s-leading-technology-startup-corporate-innovation-amp-growth-conference-announces-the-launch-of-pitch-for-1-million Startups to battle it out for US$1 million! XFactor meets startups in this global pitching competition    StartCon, Australia’s leading technology, startup, corporate innovation & growth conference, today announces the launch of Pitch for $1 Million, one of the world’s largest startup pitch competitions where entrepreneurs battle it out for a total of USD$1m in venture financing from trailblazing US investors, EDGE196™.   “The startup ecosystem outside of North America is increasingly showing promise, prompting us to partner with StartCon, which has a track record of success in running startup pitch contests before. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to work together to give a shot to the next up and comers in these regions that are, as yet, unexplored by EDGE196™,” says Jay Patel, founder of EDGE196™.   The Pitch for $1 Million competition aims to surface highly promising companies outside of traditional venture markets but across regions where billions of people live. This year, the competition will be running in regions including China, Korea, Japan, UAE, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.   Submissions can be made online with entries encouraged from startups in all sectors including, but not limited to, Advanced Manufacturing, Robotics, Blockchain, AI, Big Data, Adtech, Digital Media, Edtech and more.   The first regional final will be held in Shanghai, China on October 24th, 2019 in partnership with SOSV: The Accelerator VC. SOSV runs the Chinaccelerator, a seed-funding program in China that allows entrepreneurs to create startup companies in the tech industry. The event will be held at Hero Center, level 1, West Entrance, No. 28 Yuyuam East Rd. Jing'An District, Shanghai at 7pm.   The second regional final will be held in Seoul, Korea on October 30th, 2019 in partnership with Austrade, the Australian Government’s trade and investment commission, and KOTRA, the state-funded trade and investment promotion organization operated by the Government of South Korea. The event will be held at Kintex Exhibition Center Hall 8 at 10am.   The Australian regional finals will be held in Sydney at StartCon, Australia’s largest startup and growth conference on November 22nd and 23rd 2019.   Regional finals in other countries will take place following this with each country competing at the Grand Final for the US$1 million in investment in March 2020.                        The winner of the 2018 StartCon Pitch for $1 Million competition was Daitum, an Australian cloud-based AI company with a vision to make decision analytics available to everyone. Co-founder and CEO Luigi Barone says: StartCon was a watershed milestone for us at Daitum. Before StartCon, we were a seven person emerging business facing the perennial challenges of most bootstrapped start-ups: how to fund growth on a tight budget. With plenty of dreams and ambition, realising them was always constrained by the realities of bringing revenue into the business. Winning at StartCon allowed us to rapidly accelerate our story and bring forward those dreams, funding the next stages of product development and marketing and outreach endeavours. We’ve doubled the size of our team, brought on specialist staff to lead hard-to-fund functions like business development and customer success, and increased our marketing efforts from zero to significant. We’re extremely grateful to StartCon and the Pitch for $1 Million competition for giving us this opportunity and we’re envious of all the teams competing this year.  Good luck, and pitch hard!   “This year, we’re looking for startups with founders and a team who demonstrate their passion and commitment, can prove an ever-expanding target market for their product and service alongside realistic and aggressive projections, and convey their exit strategy for investors,” says Jay Patel, founder of EDGE196™.   EDGE196™ is a trailblazing company of experienced investors and technical experts in the fields of all innovative technologies, business development and global startup ecosystems and has previously invested in Jointer, OTPPAY, Funding Tree, Hackmania and EquityUp among others.   With the contest launch, Jay Patel, and Matt Barrie, Chief Executive and founder of the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace, Freelancer.com, offer competitors their five top tips for a great pitch:   TOP TIPS TO WIN YOUR PITCH FOR A MILLION from Matt Barrie, founder and CEO of Freelancer.com &  Jay Patel, founder and CEO of EDGE196™   1. It’s all about the team. Have you got the right team to help you succeed? No startup gets anywhere alone so demonstrate the passion, commitment and expertise of your whole team.   2. Show your investors the money. How are you acquiring your customers and what’s your revenue model? Are you making money yet? Be clear and concise about your pricing model, long term value of a customer and customer acquisition costs.   3. Prove your growth trajectory. Do you have an ever expanding target market for your product or service? Never undersell yourself: your business plan should be both realistic and aggressive.   4. Demonstrate your value. How are you changing or disrupting the world or your industry and why is what you’re doing better than what’s already out there. Give the answer to, ‘So, what?’ with everything you say rather than assuming your audience will create the link for you.   5. Practice your pitch. A thousand times. Have you really practised enough? Take previous pitch feedback on board, ask anyone who will listen to give feedback and remember to prepare for questions. “North American startup ecosystems have dominated for investors for some time now, yet vibrant ecosystems in the APAC region increasingly present a great opportunity for investment, says Lana Vickeridge-Smith, CEO of StartCon. “This type of opportunity is a real game-changer for startups looking to grow and scale and we wish every entrant the best of luck.”    Total prize pool is USD$1m (or AUD$1.5m) with three prizes to be awarded: 1st: AUD $1,000,000 investment 2nd: AUD $300,000 investment  3rd: AUD $200,000 investment   Entries can be submitted at StartCon.com.   ENDS   About StartCon  StartCon (formerly SydStart) is the largest Australian startup and growth conference, expo and entrepreneur community, established in 2009. Thousands of technology startup professionals, investors and ecosystem participants have already experienced StartCon events. This year’s conference will be held on November 22nd & 23rd at Royal Randwick Racecourse, with world-class international speakers in entrepreneurship and growth marketing, high quality workshops and an expo showcasing the biggest tech names and high-growth startups in Asia Pacific. http://www.startcon.com About EDGE196™ EDGE196™ is a trailblazing company of experienced investors and technical experts in the fields of all innovative technologies, business development and Global Startup Ecosystems. EDGE196™’s vision is to act as a catalyst between Startups, Investors, and Service Providers; to open avenues to a marketplace in a cross-border ecosystem; and to use the digital share economy to assist young companies to realize their potential through the 3-M solutions of EDGE196™ http://www.edge196.com    Impact Announces Discovery for Finding, Identifying, and Authenticating Influencers and Other Partners 2019-10-22T22:25:25Z impact-announces-discovery-for-finding-identifying-and-authenticating-influencers-and-other-partners Sydney, Australia – October 23, 2019 – Impact, the global leader in Partnership Automation, today announced the Partnership Cloud’s new Enhanced Discovery capability, enabling organisations to search a wide net of influencers (spanning different social networks), mobile app partners, content creators, premium publishers, and more. The solution allows users to browse and query by key characteristics like channel, geography, and audience demographics to ultimately choose best-fit partners that align with business and campaign goals. There are more than 500,000 influencers on Instagram alone, and the wide partner universe encompasses millions more. Pinpointing which of those varied partners are best suited for an organisation's campaign takes broad access, acute search functionalities, and close vetting. Impact’s new solution integrates key influencer capabilities from Mediarails into Impact’s Partnership CloudTM platform, expanding the variety and quantity of partners that can be found and recruited with no added effort. Using web crawlers and integrations with social platforms, Partnership Cloud’s Enhanced Discovery opens users up to nearly endless partner possibilities. The Enhanced Discovery experience is positioned to drastically advance the way mature partnership program managers find influencer and mobile app partners. But the tool is by no means limited to these to partner types – the real utility of the Partnership Cloud’s Discovery is that it’s a single resource for finding all partners, including B2B, card-linked offers, cashback, reviews, search, social good, student, sub-affiliate networks and more. “As the partnership ecosystem continues to grow, it has never been more important to have a sophisticated discovery tool,” said Mike Head, GM of Impact’s Partnership Cloud. “Audience and engagement fraud pose real threats to the space. Our goal is to provide 360 degree insights into a partner’s engagement quality, reach, and content at the point of discovery – so each of your partnerships begins with transparent alignment.” “The new Discover tools from Impact make it easy to find and recruit surgically targeted influencers and content publishers in a matter of seconds,” said Wade Tonkin, Senior Affiliate Manager at Fanatics. “With curated groups and powerful, easy to use filters, you can find the partners you're looking for both inside and outside the Impact Marketplace in seconds.” Users can browse curated lists of suggested partners like “Our Favorite Halloween Influencers” or search by enhanced data points like Engagement Rate and whether or not a partner is Instagram Verified. Partner profiles expand to show enhanced partner data, sample posts from each of their media properties, and extensive Audience Stats reports for Instagram influencers. Program managers can finally achieve qualitative and aesthetic partner assessments at a glance. This Enhanced Discovery experience is included in all editions of the Partnership Cloud. To learn more about Impact, the Partnership Cloud and influencer management, visit impact.com. About Impact Impact is the global leader in Partnership Automation and catalyst for the new Partnership Economy. Impact accelerates enterprise growth by scaling discovery, recruitment, onboarding, engagement and optimisation of all types of partnerships. Impact’s Partnership CloudTM manages over $50B in e-commerce sales and $2B in partnership payments, providing automation for the full partnership lifecycle, confident decision making and optimisation through measurement and attribution, and protection from fraud. Impact drives revenue growth for global enterprises such as Bass Pro Shops, Fanatics, Getty Images, Lenovo, Levi’s, TechStyle and Ticketmaster. Founded in Santa Barbara, CA in 2008, Impact has grown to over 500 employees and twelve offices worldwide. To learn more visit www.impact.com. Media Contact Sue Ralston Einsteinz Communications T: (02) 8905 0995 E: sue@einsteinz.com.au TeleSense to Expand into Australian Grain Market as Marcus Kennedy Joins Advisory Board 2019-10-22T22:14:09Z telesense-to-expand-into-australian-grain-market-as-marcus-kennedy-joins-advisory-board Sunnyvale, CA -- Oct. 2019: TeleSense announces its expansion into the Australian grain market by adding Marcus Kennedy, former Chief Development Officer (CDO) of GrainCorp, as a member of its Advisory Board.  After adoption of its stored-grain monitoring solutions in the US and EU, TeleSense is setting its sights on the Australian grain market.  Kennedy will help guide TeleSense in that process.  As CDO of Australia’s largest grain handler, GrainCorp, Kennedy brings broad commercial executive experience across the grain value chain, and has developed and implemented growth strategies in several sectors.  While at GrainCorp, Kennedy led global corporate strategy and business development, implementation, governance, and cultural change programs across the international agri-business group.  He also established and led its successful innovation program over 5 years, with investments in AgTech accelerators, VC Funds and several grain industry start-ups, including in Silicon Valley.  He also led a successful A$600m merger/integration and growth strategy to create a new business.   TeleSense plans to leverage Kennedy’s experience and knowledge of the Australian agriculture industry to expedite implementation of its grain storage solutions across the country. “Now that TeleSense is successfully deployed on-site with over 400 customers in the US and EU, Australia represents the next strategic market for us to target,” stated Naeem Zafar, TeleSense founder and CEO. “Having someone as experienced and successful as Marcus is tremendous for our initial business development and market penetration activities.” Kennedy is also excited about TeleSense’s trajectory, stating, “TeleSense is an exciting new tech company taking a refreshingly innovative approach to monitoring stored grains.  Their hardware and software products are perfectly suited for the unique challenges faced by our grain handlers in Australia and New Zealand.  I am looking forward to amplifying their current traction and expanding upon their previous international successes.” Kennedy is the latest addition to an already impressive list of industry and academic advisors. Other advisors include: Bobby Pelz, Co-founder of McDonald and Pelz Global Commodities, the world’s largest cash grains broker; Kerry Cebul, founding member of SLM Partners’ U.S. organic farmland investment and management firm; Pavel Danilov, Russia and Eastern Europe AgTech investor who previously managed Skolkovo Ventures’ AgTech fund and agricultural investments at ONEXIM Group; Alice Wheelwright, a Nabisco, Coca-Cola, and Ecolab veteran, touching all levels of communications and marketing; Dr. Seth Naeve, Professor of Agronomy at the University of Minnesota; Dr. Kenneth Hellevang: researcher at North Dakota State University in the area of grain drying, storage, and handling, focusing on post-harvest engineering; and Dr. Digvir S. Jayas, distinguished Professor and Vice President at University of Manitoba, with research focusing on stored grains. About TeleSense: TeleSense is a Silicon Valley startup digitizing the post-harvest grain supply chain. Utilizing advanced IOT sensors, we provide grain managers with actionable insights about their stored grain, so that they can make storage decisions easily, quickly, and accurately. Our easy-to-use sensors and app work together to continuously monitor grain and automatically send issue alerts to users. This helps mitigate spoilage, infestation, and grain quality degradation. TeleSense also retrofits traditional temperature cable systems to integrate them with their fully wireless software ecosystem. Better data leads to better grain, and TeleSense helps users acquire better data. Rizing, LLC announces brand consolidation of SAP® Partners Vesta Partners, /N SPRO Consumer Industries, Synchrony Global and Rizing HCM 2019-10-22T09:45:14Z rizing-llc-announces-brand-consolidation-of-sap-partners-vesta-partners-n-spro-consumer-industries-synchrony-global-and-rizing-hcm SYDNEY – October 22, 2019 – Rizing, LLC announced today the consolidation of Vesta Partners, /N SPRO Consumer Industries, Synchrony Global and Rizing HCM brands into one Rizing brand. Effective today, the companies are re-branded globally as Rizing. The consolidation is part of Rizing’s Category of One strategy to leverage the company’s industry strengths and technical capabilities with SAP® software and to raise the standards for partnership in SAP consulting, software implementation, service and support. “We at Rizing recognize that our customers’ businesses aren’t sitting still. Neither are we.” said Mike Maiolo, CEO of Rizing, LLC. “The change marks our deep commitment as one company to transforming business into the intelligent enterprise exclusively with SAP solutions for human capital management, enterprise asset management, and consumer industries. Our one brand – Rizing - is aligned with SAP customers across the full supply chain of individuals, resources and technology.” Rizing’s enterprise asset management line of business modernizes asset management, maximizing the value of physical assets with Internet of Things (IoT) enabled assets, geospatial data visualization and proprietary master data governance solutions. In consumer industries, Rizing leverages SAP and emerging technologies to drive value and customer project success with best in class services and software for retail, fashion, wholesale distribution and consumer products companies. Rizing is also one of the largest global HCM systems integrators focused on Human Experience Management (HXM) with over 350 professionally certified SAP SuccessFactors consultants delivering the employee experience across payroll, core HR, recruiting, onboarding, talent management and employee development. Rizing employs over 860 industry experts worldwide who work side by side with SAP customers to design and implement solutions that meet the specific needs of enterprise asset management (EAM), humancapital management (HCM) and consumer industries (retail, fashion, wholesale and consumer products). On average, Rizing consultants have 15 years of business experience and 10 years of SAP® product configuration experience. For companies seeking to transform their business through SAP software, Rizing combines the stability of a larger company able to take on more complex projects with the expertise, focus and attention of a boutique firm. “Rizing is the single embodiment of a handful of highly specialized boutique firms that have come together to present a solid presence of expertise in the SAP ecosystem,” said Bill Sarubbi, Chief Sales Executive at Rizing. “We’re still the same great people that worked with you as Vesta Partners, /N SPRO Consumer Industries, Synchrony Global and Rizing HCM. What has changed is our brand name.” Rizing is a privately held multi-national SAP Partner company whose individual enterprises have long been associated with strong industry knowledge and SAP technical capabilities in the enterprise asset management, human capital management and consumer industries. The alignment of all businesses within a singular Rizing brand is initiated to match the Rizing vision, mission, values and direction. Learn more about Rizing on our single consolidated website: www.rizing.com. Follow the Rizing story on Twitter: Rizing, LLC: @RizingLLC. Rizing HCM: @RizingHCM Rizing Consumer Industries: @RizingConsumerIndustries  Rizing Enterprise Asset Management: @RizingEAM For more information, press only: Contact Sherryanne Meyer, Rizing Corporate Communications Director, sherry.meyer@rizing.com About Rizing Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., USA, Rizing is a privately held multinational company leading the development of the intelligent enterprise through our portfolio of services that includes Human Capital Management expertise for SAP® SuccessFactors® and SAP ERP HCM; SAP Enterprise Asset Management and SAP Consumer Industries. Rizing provides consulting and support services, SAP® Partner Managed Cloud payroll and our proprietary apps leveraging the SAP Cloud Platform to Fortune 500 and small and medium enterprises. For more information, please visit www.rizing.com or contact: Rizing, LLC at +1 (203) 517-0400, info@rizing.com. About One Equity Partners OEP is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the industrial, healthcare, and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading companies by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. OEP is a trusted partner with a differentiated investment process, a broad and senior team, and an established track record generating long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the firm has completed more than 180 transactions worldwide. OEP, founded in 2001, spun out of JP Morgan in 2015. The firm has offices in New York, Chicago, and Frankfurt. 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He will be using their quad balanced armature drivers AF180 MK2 universal in-ear monitors (IEMs) and their six balanced armature drivers custom IEMs for his upcoming world tour. Ruel is already making waves in the global music industry with his powerful vocals and hook laden songs. After winning praise from industry heavyweights including Elton John and Khalid, Ruel became the youngest ever recipient of the ARIA Award for Best Breakthrough Artist of the Year. 2019 has already seen him crowned as the youngest male performer to not only headline, but sell out the Sydney Opera House…twice, and has had him land a #3 debut on the ARIA album charts for his sophomore EP, ‘Free Time’. “Stoked to be joining the team at Audiofly and become their brand ambassador for the new Pro series,” said Ruel. “Quality in-ears can really make or break any show, so making sure I’m using a brand I can trust and to have something that can be fully customisable is really cool.” Audiofly recently released their custom IEMs and the new MK2 range of universal IEMs this year. Embracing the legacy set by the existing range, the new MK2 IEMs retain the signature soundstage, impressive clarity and superb ergonomics of the MK1 that has already been recognised and celebrated in Australia and other regions, but sees upgraded features, updated designs, new colourways and refreshed packaging - all based on the feedback from the variety of artists they work closely with. “We are beyond excited to have Ruel and his crew joining the Audiofly team as the global brand ambassador for our Audiofly Pro range of IEMs,” said Michelle Tran, Marketing Manager at Audiofly. “His down-to-earth personality, incredible talent and hard-working ethos perfectly align with the core values of Audiofly. Combine this with his honest, raw music that his ever-growing army of fans can relate to, Ruel is fast becoming one of the leaders of the next generation of Australian music and this partnership emphasises our continuous support for the Australian music scene.”   The partnership shortly follows the recent release of Ruel’s EP, Free Time, and in the midst of his current world tour across Australia, US, Europe and Asia. About Audiofly Pro Audiofly Pro is our line of in-ear monitors designed for musicians and audio professionals. With dynamic and balanced armature drivers meticulously tuned for optimum quality, Audiofly Pro IEMs offer a neutral, balanced sound that musicians and audiophiles alike will be sure to appreciate. The MK2 range includes the AF100, AF120, AF140, AF160, AF180 and AF1120. Taking the Audiofly Pro range to the next level, we’ll be releasing our custom IEM program which includes a newly configured eight balanced driver arrangement that will surely please. About Audiofly Based in Australia, Audiofly designs pro-audio products for musicians and music lovers alike. Since 2012, Audiofly has been pushing the boundaries of driver technology, leading to the development of a range of professional in-ear monitors (IEMs). What started as a drive to achieve clear, accurate sound for pro musicians, soon evolved to how we could make it better for all. That same precision and attention to detail used in Audiofly Pro in-ear monitors has been applied to all products in our range: in-ear headphones made for the day-to-day and wireless Bluetooth products for those wishing to go further. For more information, visit www.audiofly.com or contact Michelle Tran via marketing@audiofly.com or 0427 087 197.  Humanitix, the Australian not-for-profit ticketing platform, partners with Facebook to fund education with booking fees. 2019-10-22T01:52:56Z humanitix-the-australian-not-for-profit-ticketing-platform-partners-with-facebook-to-fund-education-with-booking-fees Humanitix is the not-for-profit ticketing platform that gives events impact. It makes event management a delight, and directs 100% of the profits from booking fees toward education projects, such as literacy programs for young girls. The partnership between Humanitix and Facebook involves a new integration that allows events to go live on both platforms simultaneously – without needing to recreate the event on Facebook.  Josh Ross, Humanitix Co-CEO, said: “It’s absolutely incredible that Facebook has chosen to partner with Humanitix. It’s going to mean our event organisers can reach more people and sell more tickets – which in turn provides more funds for scholarships and education programs for the world’s most disadvantaged students. It’s about running events with impact." Will Easton, Managing Director, Facebook Australia and New Zealand said, “This partnership is a rethink of how charity can be done. The partnership with Humanitix means event organisers can share their events with their community on Facebook and, as a result, their community will fund incredible work in education. Every purchased ticket counts." Josh explains, “Humanitix is a charity for the tech-generation. We don’t ask for donations. We ask anyone running an awesome event to use our platform, because your booking fees can change lives. In other words, don’t waste your precious dollars when they can help others." Over the past 12 months, Humanitix has contributed more than $350,000 from booking fees toward their programs. Their Nutrition for School Children program, delivered with OzHarvest, recently achieved the milestone of 100,000 meals for disadvantaged kids. Humanitix also works to fund education programs for girls in disadvantaged communities around the world, and scholarships for indigenous students. Humanitix has been used to ticket everything from wine and food festivals, to techno dance parties, to school gala dinners, to international conferences. Silicon Valley’s Singularity University Sydney Summit switched to Humanitix in 2019 and are now the first conference in Sydney to be trialling facial recognition at check-in for attendees. Conference organiser, Christina Gerakiteys said, “We love working with Humanitix and are consistently blown away by their innovation – integration with Facebook is just another great piece of the puzzle.” Commenting on the Facebook/Humanitix partnership, Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, said: “Humanitix has had a meteoric rise since its start-up at a kitchen table in my local electorate of Bradfield. It has been supported by Google.org and the Atlassian Foundation, won the NSW Premier's Award and has become the fastest growing ticketing platform in Australia and New Zealand. It’s great to see Facebook getting behind them. This support will help Humanitix to keep on with its mission to make a difference in our community.” For Journalists: Possible story angles Good news for event organisers: Sync your event between Humanitix and Facebook. Aussie tech-charity scores big partnership with Facebook. That event on Facebook just might fund a child’s education. The team is available for interviews Contact Adam Long, Chief Growth Officer on 0421 498 170 or adam.long@humanitix.com.au  Download photography, logos and the media kit here. FAQ What is Humanitix? Humanitix is the not-for-profit ticketing platform that gives events impact. We make event management a delight, and then direct 100% of the profit from booking fees towards education projects, such as literacy programs for young girls.  Who uses Humanitix? Anyone running events – whether an independent community event or an international conference. By ticketing their event with Humanitix, Singularity University funded 10,000 days of education, the Football Federation of Australia funded 2 years of girls’ education from a single match, and The Grounds of Alexandria funded 15,000 meals for disadvantaged children.  What has Humanitix achieved? Humanitix is now the fastest growing ticketing platform in Australia, and has contributed more than $300,000 to education programs.  Why is Humanitix different? Humanitix is an exciting case of scalable social innovation, capable of transforming both the role of business and radically growing the funding pool for education programs. It’s a charity for the tech-generation. Why education? We believe education is the ticket to opportunity. With access to primary and secondary schooling and the support needed to stay in school, kids live healthier, more fulfilling lives and can escape the traps of poverty. Our work ranges from scholarships for Indigenous students, through to meals for disadvantaged Aussie kids, through to education programs for young girls around the world. How did it get started? Humanitix was created by Joshua Ross and Adam McCurdie, who left lucrative jobs in finance to make Humanitix happen. Funding has come from many foundations, including Google and Atlassian’s, as well as a range of philanthropists. Where can I find out more? Visit Humanitix.com    Or contact Adam Long, Chief Growth Officer: 0421 498 170 or adam.long@humanitix.com.au  Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020 2019-10-21T23:26:02Z gartner-identifies-the-top-10-strategic-technology-trends-for-2020 22 October 2019 — Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top strategic technology trends that organisations need to explore in 2020. Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which is rapidly growing with a high degree of volatility reaching tipping points over the next five years. “People-centric smart spaces are the structure used to organise and evaluate the primary impact of the Gartner top strategic technology trends for 2020,” said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow. “Putting people at the centre of your technology strategy highlights one of the most important aspects of technology — how it impacts customers, employees, business partners, society or other key constituencies. Arguably all actions of the organisation can be attributed to how it impacts these individuals and groups either directly or indirectly. This is a people-centric approach.” “Smart spaces build on the people-centric notion. A smart space is a physical environment in which people and technology-enabled systems interact in increasingly open, connected, coordinated and intelligent ecosystems. Multiple elements — including people, processes, services and things — come together in a smart space to create a more immersive, interactive and automated experience,” said Mr. Cearley. The top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020 are: Hyperautomation Hyperautomation is the combination of multiple machine learning (ML), packaged software and automation tools to deliver work. Hyperautomation refers not only to the breadth of the pallet of tools, but also to all the steps of automation itself (discover, analyse, design, automate, measure, monitor and reassess). Understanding the range of automation mechanisms, how they relate to one another and how they can be combined and coordinated is a major focus for hyperautomation. This trend was kicked off with robotic process automation (RPA). However, RPA alone is not hyperautomation. Hyperautomation requires a combination of tools to help support replicating pieces of where the human is involved in a task. Multiexperience Through 2028, the user experience will undergo a significant shift in how users perceive the digital world and how they interact with it. Conversational platforms are changing the way in which people interact with the digital world. Virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are changing the way in which people perceive the digital world. This combined shift in both perception and interaction models leads to the future multisensory and multimodal experience. “The model will shift from one of technology-literate people to one of people-literate technology. The burden of translating intent will move from the user to the computer,” said Brian Burke, research vice president at Gartner. “This ability to communicate with users across many human senses will provide a richer environment for delivering nuanced information.” Democratisation of Expertise Democratisation is focused on providing people with access to technical expertise (for example, ML, application development) or business domain expertise (for example, sales process, economic analysis) via a radically simplified experience and without requiring extensive and costly training. “Citizen access” (for example, citizen data scientists, citizen integrators), as well as the evolution of citizen development and no-code models, are examples of democratisation.   Through 2023, Gartner expects four key aspects of the democratisation trend to accelerate, including democratisation of data and analytics (tools targeting data scientists expanding to target the professional developer community), democratisation of development (AI tools to leverage in custom-developed applications), democratisation of design (expanding on the low-code, no-code phenomena with automation of additional application development functions to empower the citizen-developer) and democratisation of knowledge (non-IT professionals gaining access to tools and expert systems that empower them to exploit and apply specialised skills beyond their own expertise and training). Human Augmentation Human augmentation explores how technology can be used to deliver cognitive and physical improvements as an integral part of the human experience. Physical augmentation enhances humans by changing their inherent physical capabilities by implanting or hosting a technology element on their bodies, such as a wearable device. Cognitive augmentation can occur through accessing information and exploiting applications on traditional computer systems and the emerging multiexperience interface in smart spaces. Over the next 10 years increasing levels of physical and cognitive human augmentation will become prevalent as individuals seek personal enhancements. This will create a new “consumerisation” effect where employees seek to exploit their personal enhancements — and even extend them — to improve their office environment. Transparency and Traceability Consumers are increasingly aware that their personal information is valuable and are demanding control. Organisations recognise the increasing risk of securing and managing personal data, and governments are implementing strict legislation to ensure they do. Transparency and traceability are critical elements to support these digital ethics and privacy needs. Transparency and traceability refer to a range of attitudes, actions and supporting technologies and practices designed to address regulatory requirements, preserve an ethical approach to use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other advanced technologies, and repair the growing lack of trust in companies. As organisations build out transparency and trust practices, they must focus on three areas: (1) AI and ML; (2) personal data privacy, ownership and control; and (3) ethically aligned design.  The Empowered Edge Edge computing is a computing topology in which information processing and content collection and delivery are placed closer to the sources, repositories and consumers of this information. It tries to keep the traffic and processing local to reduce latency, exploit the capabilities of the edge and enable greater autonomy at the edge. “Much of the current focus on edge computing comes from the need for IoT systems to deliver disconnected or distributed capabilities into the embedded IoT world for specific industries such as manufacturing or retail,” said Mr. Burke. “However, edge computing will become a dominant factor across virtually all industries and use cases as the edge is empowered with increasingly more sophisticated and specialised compute resources and more data storage. Complex edge devices, including robots, drones, autonomous vehicles and operational systems will accelerate this shift.”   Distributed Cloud A distributed cloud is the distribution of public cloud services to different locations while the originating public cloud provider assumes responsibility for the operation, governance, updates to and evolution of the services. This represents a significant shift from the centralised model of most public cloud services and will lead to a new era in cloud computing. Autonomous Things Autonomous things are physical devices that use AI to automate functions previously performed by humans. The most recognisable forms of autonomous things are robots, drones, autonomous vehicles/ships and appliances. Their automation goes beyond the automation provided by rigid programing models, and they exploit AI to deliver advanced behaviours that interact more naturally with their surroundings and with people. As the technology capability improves, regulation permits and social acceptance grows, autonomous things will increasingly be deployed in uncontrolled public spaces. “As autonomous things proliferate, we expect a shift from stand-alone intelligent things to a swarm of collaborative intelligent things where multiple devices will work together, either independently of people or with human input,” said Mr. Burke. “For example, heterogeneous robots can operate in a coordinated assembly process. In the delivery market, the most effective solution may be to use an autonomous vehicle to move packages to the target area. Robots and drones aboard the vehicle could then affect final delivery of the package.” Practical Blockchain Blockchain has the potential to reshape industries by enabling trust, providing transparency and enabling value exchange across business ecosystems, potentially lowering costs, reducing transaction settlement times and improving cash flow. Assets can be traced to their origin, significantly reducing the opportunities for substitutions with counterfeit goods. Asset tracking also has value in other areas, such as tracing food across a supply chain to more easily identify the origin of contamination or track individual parts to assist in product recalls. Another area in which blockchain has potential is identity management. Smart contracts can be programmed into the blockchain where events can trigger actions; for example, payment is released when goods are received. “Blockchain remains immature for enterprise deployments due to a range of technical issues including poor scalability and interoperability. Despite these challenges, the significant potential for disruption and revenue generation means organisations should begin evaluating blockchain, even if they don’t anticipate aggressive adoption of the technologies in the near term,” said Mr. Burke. AI Security AI and ML will continue to be applied to augment human decision making across a broad set of use cases. While this creates great opportunities to enable hyperautomation and leverage autonomous things to deliver business transformation, it creates significant new challenges for the security team and risk leaders with a massive increase in potential points of attack with IoT, cloud computing, microservices and highly connected systems in smart spaces. Security and risk leaders should focus on three key areas — protecting AI-powered systems, leveraging AI to enhance security defense, and anticipating nefarious use of AI by attackers.   Gartner clients can learn more in the Gartner Special Report “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020.” About Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo is the world’s most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives, uniting a global community of CIOs with the tools and strategies to help them lead the next generation of IT and achieve business outcomes. More than 20,000 CIOs, senior business and IT executives worldwide will gather for the insights they need to ensure that their IT initiatives are key contributors to, and drivers of, their organisation’s success. Follow news, photos and video coming from Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo on on Smarter With Gartner, on Twitter using #GartnerSYM, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. Upcoming dates and locations for Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo include: October 28-31: Gold Coast, Australia October 28-31: Sao Paulo, Brazil November 3-7: Barcelona November 11-14: Goa November 12-14: Tokyo March 2-4, 2020: Dubai May 11-14, 2020: Toronto   About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. We equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organisations of tomorrow. Our unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. We are a trusted advisor and objective resource for more than 15,000 organisations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and organisation size. To learn more about how we help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit www.gartner.com. Rubicon Project Acquires RTK.io, A Leader in Open Source Header Bidding Solutions 2019-10-21T23:01:25Z rubicon-project-acquires-rtk-io-a-leader-in-open-source-header-bidding-solutions Los Angeles – October 21, 2019 – Rubicon Project (NYSE:RUBI), the global exchange for advertising, today announced the acquisition of RTK.io, a leading provider of tools and services that bring simplicity and control to header bidding for publishers. RTK’s solution is built on Prebid, the same open source framework as Demand Manager, the header bidding solution Rubicon Project launched in May 2019. RTK’s technology and team enable Rubicon Project to extend its Demand Manager product portfolio and client base. In the coming months, the company plans to integrate the two solutions to address the growing needs of publishers globally. Rubicon Project acquired RTK in an all-cash transaction for $11 million. “RTK shares our commitment to open source and our passion for serving publishers with powerful tools and incredible client service,” said Michael Barrett, President and CEO of Rubicon Project. “The company has a strong group of header bidding experts and Prebid developers that adds depth to our already great team. Together, we will accelerate our shared vision of helping publishers regain control of their monetisation and make quick, informed decisions to grow their businesses.” Founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York City, RTK is a programmatic infrastructure and ad operations company dedicated to making ad tech more efficient. RTK provides publishers with an integrated user interface to configure, install, and implement a complete header bidding solution. In addition, the company’s reporting and analytics capabilities are extremely fast and flexible, driving better yield management. “We are thrilled to be joining Rubicon Project and look forward to being part of the Demand Manager team,” said Gareth Glaser, Co-Founder and CEO of RTK. “Rubicon Project’s resources and footprint supporting our integrated product will enable us to bring new levels of service and innovation to publishers globally, and to further our shared vision of bringing a transparent and collaborative approach to the industry.” To learn more about how the acquisition of RTK fits into Rubicon Project's strategy, please see President and CEO Michael Barrett's blog post. About Rubicon Project Founded in 2007, Rubicon Project is one of the world’s largest advertising exchanges. The company helps websites and apps thrive by giving them the tools and expertise to sell ads easily and safely. In addition, the world’s leading agencies and brands rely on Rubicon Project’s technology to execute billions of advertising transactions each month. Rubicon Project is an independent, publicly-traded company (NYSE:RUBI) headquartered in Los Angeles, California.