• 05 Oct 2015

    cVidya partners with Hortonworks to expand its big data analytics platform

    cVidya, a leading provider of Big Data Analytics solutions for digital and communications service providers (CSPs), announced today that it has joined theHortonworks Technology Partner Program to promote building and deployment of big data solutions.

    cVidya’s Big Data Analytics platform integrates Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) and is enriched with best practice use cases for Revenue Assurance, Fraud Management, Marketing Analytics and Data Monetization.

    Hortonworks is the leading contributor to and provider of Apache Hadoop. By joining the Hortonworks Technology Partner program, cVidya will enable and accelerate the deployment of a modern data architecture, integrating with the Hortonworks Data Platform — the industry’s 100-percent open source Hadoop distribution, explicitly designed for enterprise-grade deployments. With the integration of Apache Hadoop, cVidya customers can fully harness the power of analytics and leverage big data to protect and grow their business.Alon Aginsky, CEO and President of cVidya said: “Our customers are eager to use Big Data to find new sources of revenue and protect their businesses.We are pleased to add Hortonworks to our growing list of technology partners, to leverage their industry expertise and offer our customers the highest industry standard for Big Data environments.”

  • 15 Sep 2015

    Outbrain brings in Pinterest's head of partnerships Eric Hadley

    Outbrain has hired Pinterest's Eric Hadley in the newly created role of global head of marketing solutions  to promote the company's value to brands and agencies while overseeing the content discovery platform's agency partnerships around the world.

    Hadley, who has worked with Yahoo, Microsoft and The Weather Channel, was previously head of partnerships at Pinterest.

    He will be tasked with raising the profile of the company through strategic initiatives and premium partnership models.

    Yaron Galai, chief executive and co-founder of Outbrain, commented: "Eric’s wealth of experience and knowledge will make him a key addition to this company, and his proven track record demonstrates his effectiveness in the art and science of marketing."

    Hadley added: "Being able to lead the future growth of Outbrain with brands and agencies, and assisting in making their content marketing campaigns truly scale is a terrific opportunity that I am looking forward to the most.”

    While at Microsoft, Hadley was involved in the launch of its search engine, Bing. 

  • 10 Sep 2015

    Clarizen opens Australian office

    Clarizen, a supplier collaborative work management software, has announced its new Australian office, expanding its global footprint in the Asia Pacific (APAC) market.

    Clarizen also named Gary Rubinstein to lead the region as Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand. Gary reports to Guy Shani, vice president of strategic alliances and Asia Pacific Japan, based in San Mateo, California.

    Most recently, Rubinstein served as group manager and national practice principal at Revolution IT, a Melbourne-based application lifecycle management consultancy that serves the Asia Pacific region.

    “Collaboration, productivity, and transparency are top-of-mind for APAC enterprises,” said Rubinstein. “They are looking to get work done as efficiently as possible while collaborating with team members on multiple projects in diverse locations, all in real time.”

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