PR Newswire | May 23, 2023
Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the low-code platform provider empowering the world's leading enterprises to Build for Change®, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Judy Buchholz, senior vice president of global partner ecosystem, Pegasystems, to its 2023 list of Channel Chiefs. In addition, nine Pega professionals have been named in the 2023 CRN Women of the Channel list, recognizing that their vision, expertise, and contributions have a daily impact on the industry.
Buchholz took over as senior vice president of the global partner ecosystem late last year, acting as the connective vision for the partner ecosystem across the business. Under Buchholz's leadership, the ecosystem team has focused on bolstering our partners' ability to deliver excellent client outcomes to ensure Pega is positioned for future success. The industry has received this positively, with CRN Magazine naming Pega Partners in its 2023 5-Star Partner Program Guide, a list of the most notable partner programs from leading technology vendors.
Earlier this year, CRN Magazine named Buchholz to its 2023 Channel Chiefs list. The annual list recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.
In addition, nine other Pega professionals were named in the 2023 Women of the Channel Awards for their strategic vision, thought leadership, and advocacy, impacting growth and innovation in the channel while supporting partners and customers with exceptional leadership. These professionals demonstrate Pega's commitment to developing and advancing its diverse talent into mid, senior, and executive-level positions. They include:
Jamie Mendez, vice president, global partner ecosystem transformation and programs
Karen Griffith, senior director, partner marketing
Kimberly Hawkins, director, global partner management
Lena Lisitskaya, senior manager Pega Launchpad GTM execution
Lisa Hansoty, senior director, global partner management
Megan Jackson, digital partner campaign manager
Sarah Huang, director, global partner management
Siaron van Wetten, senior director, global partner management
Suzanne Clayton, senior director, global partner management
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"We believe our partner ecosystem is comprised of the best and brightest talent in the market," said Judy Buchholz, senior vice president of the global partner ecosystem, Pega. "Having nine Pega professionals recognized by CRN's Women of the Channel list and the partner program recognized as 5-Star validates our reinvigorated client-first, partner-centric strategy is working. I'm honored to be recognized as a 2023 Channel Chief and credit this achievement to everyone in the Pega community who has contributed to the continued growth of our ecosystem."
"We are ecstatic to announce this year's honorees and shine a light on these women for their significant achievements, knowing that what they've accomplished has paved the way for continued success within the IT channel," said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. "The channel is stronger because of them, and we look forward to seeing what they do next."
Pega provides a powerful low-code platform that empowers the world's leading enterprises to Build for Change. Clients use our AI-powered decisioning and workflow automation to solve their most pressing business challenges – from personalizing engagement to automating service to streamlining operations. Since 1983, we've built our scalable and flexible architecture to help enterprises meet today's customer demands while continuously transforming for tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.pega.com.
HPCwire | May 29, 2023
Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), announced that Redington, an integrated technology solutions provider, has joined Altair’s growing channel partner network. As a channel partner for the Middle East and African regions, Redington will deliver Altair’s portfolio of data analytics and simulation solutions.
“We are thrilled to expand into the Middle East and Africa and leverage the strengths of Redington, a large and well-established player in the market,” said Pavan Kumar, senior vice president of global indirect business, Altair. “The region is highly receptive to implementing futuristic technologies and we are confident this collaboration will allow customers to transform their business with Altair’s cutting-edge solutions and Redington’s proven market expertise.”
With Altair’s portfolio, organizations will benefit from comprehensive, open-architecture solutions for data analytics and AI, computer-aided engineering (CAE), and high-performance computing (HPC), to enable innovative and sustainable products and processes in an increasingly connected world. In addition to offering Altair software, Redington will host detailed training workshops and educate its vast network of partners to take Altair solutions to market.
“We are excited to strengthen our portfolio with a global leader like Altair,” said Dharshana Kosgalage, head of technology solutions group, Redington. “At Redington, our priority is to bring innovative and futuristic solutions to our customers in the region. Altair’s software and cloud solutions will enable our customers to augment their productivity and efficiency, which will deliver higher levels of performance. Together, we look forward to enhancing operational excellence for our customers with Altair.”
Altair works with a global network of channel and technology partners. To learn more or to become a partner, visit: https://www.altair.com/partners.
Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future.
About Redington Limited
Redington Limited, an integrated technology solutions provider and a Fortune 500 company, enables businesses in their digital transformation journeys by addressing technology friction – the gap between innovation and adoption. With presence across 38 markets through 60 subsidiary offices, over 290+ brand associations, and 40,000 channel partners, Redington enables seamless and end-to-end distribution for all categories of IT/ITeS, Telecom, Lifestyle, and Solar products in India, Singapore, South Asia, Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Through its concentrated focus on technology, innovations, and partnerships, Redington is one of the most trusted distributors of products, services, and solutions across the world.
Business Wire | May 23, 2023
ForgeRock® (NYSE: FORG), a global digital identity leader, today announced the launch of a new partner program that now provides a comprehensive set of benefits that will drive growth and help ForgeRock partners deliver remarkable customer experiences. To lead the new program, ForgeRock has hired Chris Westfall as Vice President of Global Partner Strategy, Programs and Operations, who brings expertise from over 20 years of partner ecosystem leadership across the software industry.
The Identity and Access Management (IAM) market continues to experience significant growth with a Total Available Market (TAM) of $71 billion and is foundational to the growth of enterprises in an era of digital transformation and a widening cyber threat landscape. Enterprises are moving away from homegrown and legacy identity solutions, creating huge opportunities for ForgeRock and its partners. ForgeRock offers enterprise-grade solutions in one platform and serves all identities, including workforce, consumer, things and devices.
The new and enhanced ForgeRock Partner Program meets the needs of the company’s growing partner ecosystem, with a special focus on system integrators. The program will allow ForgeRock’s partners to evolve and expand their identity capabilities into areas like governance and passwordless for both CIAM and workforce use cases.
“We’re investing in our partner ecosystem more than ever with the expansion of our new partner program to offer shared resources and playbooks, and help ensure our joint customers achieve their digital transformation goals successfully,” said Fran Rosch, CEO of ForgeRock. “Powerful identity solutions are at the heart of every successful digital transformation, and we’re excited to deepen our partner relationships to deliver innovative identity solutions that support our mutual customers.”
The ForgeRock Partner Program launches this quarter and will create more opportunities to win and accelerate growth. Partners will have access to demo environments, roadmap previews, sales enablement resources, RFP support, and marketing campaigns that help partners find new business opportunities in all regions around the world. Partners will also have access to generous sales incentives and funding for marketing, training and professional services support. ForgeRock will also give partners access to technical skills courses, certification programs, knowledge bases, and ForgeRock’s customer support experts to help them effectively support their customers.
“We’ve achieved a lot of great things with our partners to date, and we’re excited to scale the program to greater heights by delivering even better results and increasing our investments,” said Chris Westfall, Vice President of Global Partner Strategy, Programs and Operations at ForgeRock. “The shared commitment we have with our partners is to deliver remarkable growth and successful customer experiences, and this new program is purpose-built to support those goals.”
Chris Westfall joins ForgeRock from Paylocity where he served as Vice President, Head of Channels and Alliances, and led the development and execution of channel and alliance partner strategies. Chris is an industry veteran with experience in helping software companies grow in new and target markets globally, driving significant growth and business transformation, and leveraging strategic partnerships across channels, OEM, referrals, and marketplaces.
More information about becoming a ForgeRock partner can be found here.
ForgeRock® (NYSE: FORG) is a global digital identity leader helping people simply and safely access the connected world. The ForgeRock Identity Platform delivers enterprise-grade identity solutions at scale for customers, employees, and connected devices. More than 1,300 organizations depend on ForgeRock’s comprehensive platform to manage and secure identities with identity orchestration, dynamic access controls, governance, and APIs in any cloud or hybrid environment. For more information, visit www.forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on social media: Facebook ForgeRock | Twitter @ForgeRock | LinkedIn ForgeRock.