Facebook must disclose app records for Massachusetts probe, judge rules

Facebook | January 20, 2020

Facebook Inc has been ordered by a Massachusetts judge to turn over material to the state's attorney general about thousands of apps that the social media company suspected may have misused customer data. In a decision made public on Friday, Massachusetts Superior Court Justice Brian Davis said Attorney General Maura Healey had demonstrated a "substantial need" for the material, as she investigates Facebook's privacy practices.

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Unifimoney Joins Alkami Partner Program to Empower Regional Banks and Credit Unions with Digital Wealth Management

Unifimoney | December 09, 2022

-Unifimoney, a multi-asset digital wealth management provider, today announced that its digital wealth management solution will be available through the Alkami Platform. The partnership enables financial institutions (FIs) to offer wealth management services, including robo advisory and commission-free trading in stocks, ETFs, precious metals and digital assets, to all account holders regardless of size. With Unifimoney, Alkami clients can now extend digital wealth management services to account holders to support their long-term investment journey from their first job through retirement. Digital wealth management represents a $20bn opportunity in incremental non-interest revenue for regional and community FIs according to Unifimoney. “Our clients see account holder demand for investment services in the volume of deposits sent to third-party investment apps, which has increased at a significant rate,” said Stephen Bohannon, co-founder and chief strategy and product officer of Alkami. “Adding Unifimoney to the Alkami Platform enables our clients to deepen the relationship with their account holders by offering a bundled solution for banking and investing under one roof.” Alkami serves some of the most innovative and fastest growing financial institutions in the country. We are excited to have the opportunity to support these institutions and the communities they serve by extending their value proposition to include digital wealth management.” Ben Soppitt, chief executive officer of Unifimoney. The Alkami Partner Program nurtures an ecosystem that connects cutting edge fintech partners to Alkami’s client base of regional banks and credit unions in the United States. With more than 270 integrations and over 60 APIs, the Alkami Platform brings regional banks and credit unions the power of future-proofed scalability. About Unifimoney Unifimoney is a multi-asset turnkey digital wealth management platform that serves fintechs, community banks and credit unions to enable them to offer compelling investment services to their customers. The Unifimoney platform today includes both passive and active investing in traditional equities and ETFs, as well as 80 cryptocurrencies and precious metals including gold, silver and platinum. Unifimoney RIA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Unifimoney Inc. is an SEC registered RIA. Unifimoney is part of the ICBA 2022 ThinkTech Accelerator Program.

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Pyramid Analytics Signs More UKI Channel Deals

Pyramid Analytics | December 02, 2022

Pyramid Analytics (Pyramid), a pioneering decision intelligence platform provider, continues to consistently execute on its strategy to rapidly expand channel partnerships with complementary technology companies, independent software vendors (ISV), consulting firms, value-added resellers (VAR) and systems integrators (SI) across the United Kingdom and Ireland (UKI). The London-based software company today announced new partnerships with Datazed Associates, Data Reply, and Digital Data Consultancy. Key Points: Pyramid Analytics signed deals with new partners serving the IT needs of mid-size and large enterprises across the UKI: Datazed Associates (Referral Partner); Digital Data Consultancy (Systems Integrator); and Data Reply (Consultancy, Systems Integrator). The channel partner programme is the backbone of Pyramid’s UKI operations, accounting for a significant segment of UK revenue. Pyramid Analytics is recognized for channel excellence. The company was a CRN Channel Awards 2022 finalist. To learn more about becoming a Pyramid partner in the UK and Ireland, contact Bill Clayton, Vice President, Global Partnerships, at clayton@pyramidanalytics.com. Meet Pyramid Analytics’ New Partners Datazed Associates is a boutique data consultancy specialising in data governance and data quality. The company’s network of experienced professionals has a strong track record in the insurance industry, having supported general insurers, Lloyd’s market firms, brokers and reinsurers. Data Reply is the Reply group company offering a broad range of advanced analytics and AI-powered data services. Data Reply operates across industries and business functions to achieve meaningful outcomes through effective use of data. Digital Data Consultancy provides consulting services in the areas of data management, data science, and digital experience. The company helps clients in retail, hospitality, healthcare, banking and consumer goods to master and reimagine their data, create new value, and differentiate and profit in the digital economy. Pyramid Analytics Delivers Value for Partners Partnerships are critical to Pyramid’s ability to scale growth. In turn, partners get access to the Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform, an innovative augmented analytics platform which has garnered analyst accolades for its ability to transform businesses. Pyramid Partners benefit from a range of resources to help them effectively market, sell, and deliver the Pyramid Platform, integrated solutions, and services. These include the Pyramid Partner Portal, a one-stop shop for deal management, market education content, co-branded marketing materials, and interactive tools and resources, and; the Pyramid Learning Hub for self-guided and expert-led courses, and Pyramid Partner Certification programs. United Kingdom the World’s “Next Silicon Valley”? Jeremy Hunt, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, outlined a number of priorities in his Autumn Statement on 17 November. These included his plan to “turn the United Kingdom into the world’s next Silicon Valley.” Pyramid Analytics has operated and flourished in the UK for nearly five years and are proud of the company’s contribution to achieving this goal. The advanced analytics platform company has added three executives and numerous business development roles in its London office in 2022. 2022 has been momentous for Pyramid Analytics in the UKI: Pyramid executives, customers, partners, media and technology industry analysts celebrated a $120 million Series E funding round at a special event at Tower Bridge in May. Tom Warren, a veteran technology professional and former professional rugby player, was appointed Managing Director for the company’s UKI operations. Bill Clayton joined Pyramid in the new role of Vice President, Global Partnerships. He has more than 20 years of enterprise software experience. Clayton has held positions with global technology leaders including IBM and Oracle. He lives in the UK. Hayley Munro was appointed Vice President of Global Customer Success. This newly created role provides unified, company-wide management of this critical function under one executive. She lives in the UK. Decision Intelligence is the Next Big Data Analytics Innovation The next major innovation in analytics is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Applying AI across Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science is what separates Decision Intelligence from traditional business intelligence tools such as Microsoft Power BI, Qlik, and Tableau. AI lowers the skills barrier by automating the highly technical work needed to prepare and analyze data and create and share reports and dashboards. The Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform delivers data-driven insights for anyone to make faster, more intelligent decisions. The Pyramid Platform provides instant access to any data, enables automated governed self-service for any person, and serves any analytics need, from the simple to the sophisticated. By uniquely combining Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science with AI guidance in a single environment, the Pyramid Platform reduces cost and complexity while accelerating growth and innovation. This enables a strategic, organization-wide approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics. Bill Clayton, Vice President of Global Partner Sales, Pyramid Analytics: “Channel partnerships are an essential cornerstone of Pyramid’s growth strategy." Bill Clayton, Vice President of Global Partner Sales, Pyramid Analytics:“Channel partnerships are an essential cornerstone of Pyramid’s growth strategy. Our highly productive and effective work with channel partners has forged a host of mutually beneficial relationships that have driven growth for all involved across the UKI. Channel partners are at the core of Pyramid’s business model. The growth and expansion of the company is firmly embedded with our channel partners.” About Pyramid Analytics Pyramid is what’s next in analytics. The award-winning Pyramid Decision Intelligence Platform delivers insights for faster, optimized decisions by providing direct access to any data, enabling governed self-service for any person, and meeting any analytics need in a no-code environment. The Pyramid Platform uniquely combines Data Prep, Business Analytics, and Data Science in a single environment with AI guidance, reducing cost and complexity while accelerating growth and innovation. This enables a strategic, enterprise-wide approach to Business Intelligence and Analytics, from the simple to the sophisticated. Schedule a demo. Pyramid Analytics is incorporated in Amsterdam and has regional headquarters in global innovation and business centers, including London, New York City, and Tel Aviv. Our team lives worldwide because geography should not be a barrier to talent and opportunity. Investors include H.I.G. Growth Partners, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Sequoia Capital, and Viola Growth. Learn more at Pyramid Analytics.

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Orca Security Awarded 2022 Regional and Global AWS Partner Award

Orca Security | November 29, 2022

Orca Security, thepioneer of agentless cloud security, today announced it is a recipient of a 2022 Regional and Global AWS Partner Award, recognizing leaders around the globe playing a key role helping customers drive innovation and build solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Announced during a Partner Awards Gala at re:Invent 2022, the Global AWS Partner Awards recognize a wide range of AWS Partners, whose business models have embraced specialization, innovation, and cooperation over the past year. Regional and Global AWS Partner Awards recognize AWS Partners whose business models continue to evolve and thrive on AWS as they work with customers. The Orca Cloud Security Platform provides an added layer of visibility and risk coverage on AWS. With an agentless approach built upon Orca’s patented SideScanning™ technology and Orca’s Unified Data Model, Orca delivers comprehensive cloud security for enterprises moving to and scaling on AWS. “For customers to effectively innovate, they need comprehensive cloud security without the gaps in coverage, performance degradation, or operational costs typically imposed by agent-based solutions,” said Avi Shua, Founder and CEO, Orca Security. “For customers to effectively innovate, they need comprehensive cloud security without the gaps in coverage, performance degradation, or operational costs typically imposed by agent-based solutions,” said Avi Shua, Founder and CEO, Orca Security. “Those who want to do more need a cloud security solution that can do more at the speed of business. We are honored to be recognized and we look forward to continuing our relationship with AWS to provide greater customer choice going forward.” “To build and innovate, we needed a comprehensive cloud security solution,” said Justin Somaini, Chief Security Officer at Unity. “We turned to Orca Security for its ability to secure the cloud without forcing us to install agents or take an asset-by-asset approach. Orca Security has become a trusted partner, and we look forward to collaborating more in the future.” For the first time, AWS Partner Awards included a self-nomination process across a number of award categories and specialization areas awarded at both the regional and global level where all AWS Partners were invited to participate and submit a nomination. The AWS Partner Network (APN) is a global partner program, focused on helping partners build successful AWS-based businesses or solutions by providing business, technical, marketing, and go-to-market support. The APN includes independent software vendors (ISVs) and systems integrators (SIs) around the world, with AWS Partner participation growing significantly during the past 12 months. “AWS Partners are at the center of unlocking value for global customers, across a wide range of industries,” said Ruba Borno, Vice President, Worldwide Channels and Alliances, AWS. “We are honored to launch the inaugural global 2022 AWS Partner Awards, and thank all the nominees and winners for accelerating our customers’ cloud transformation journey.” A panel of AWS experts selected the winners based on strict criteria. Orca Security received the global Security Partner of the Year Award, which recognizes top AWS Partners with the AWS Security Competency. The award recognizes an AWS Partner who has proven customer success in securing every stage of cloud adoption, from initial migration through ongoing day-to-day management. For more information visit orca.security. About Orca Security Orca Security is the pioneer of agentless cloud security that is trusted by hundreds of enterprises globally. Orca makes cloud security possible for enterprises moving to and scaling in the cloud with its patented SideScanning™ technology and Unified Data Model. The Orca Cloud Security Platform delivers the world’s most comprehensive coverage and visibility of all risks across the cloud. With continuous first-to-market innovations and expertise, the Orca Platform ensures security teams quickly identify and remediate risks to keep their businesses secure. Connect your first account in minutes: https://orca.security or take the free cloud risk assessment.

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Dialpad's Mike Kane Honored on Inaugural Channel Futures Channel Leaders List

Dialpad | November 24, 2022

Dialpad, Inc., the industry leader in AI-powered communication and collaboration, today announced that Mike Kane, SVP Global Partner Sales, was recognized among the 20 honorees on the first Channel Futures Channel Leaders list. The list recognizes these individuals as leaders who will determine the future of the channel as they redefine the partner-supplier relationship. The communications and collaboration channel leaders were selected based on their companies’ market share, growth potential, strength of partner network, scope of partner program and the individual’s impact on the partner ecosystem. In 2017, Dialpad hired Mike Kane as the company’s first-ever channel employee. In his first five years, Mike accomplished his goal of proving the value of the channel, and by doing so, helped push the company forward into a rapid growth phase and empowered Dialpad’s growing number of ecosystem partners to succeed. As a champion of channel growth, and because of Mike’s leadership, Dialpad has grown its channel program from a team of one to over 40 employees in the last four years. Mike is responsible for all channel go-to-market strategy, enablement, qualified pipeline and revenues across North America, EMEA and APAC. “Mike has played an instrumental role in the company’s growth over the last five years and I couldn’t think of a more deserving person for this recognition,” said Craig Walker, CEO & Founder of Dialpad. “Mike has played an instrumental role in the company’s growth over the last five years and I couldn’t think of a more deserving person for this recognition,” said Craig Walker, CEO & Founder of Dialpad. “As we enter the next era of Dialpad, it is critical that we enable our channel partners and customers with the tools and solutions essential to propel long-term growth. This includes Ai-powered insights that enable them to unlock productivity and collaboration in the hybrid world while improving customer experiences and customer satisfaction during uncertain economic times. Mike and the channel team will continue to play a critical role in this larger company initiative.” “I am honored to be recognized by Channel Futures and to have our channel philosophy validated,” said Mike Kane SVP of Global Channel Sales. “From day one, our goal has been, and remains to this day, to be the easiest provider for partners to work with. As Dialpad has scaled and grown over the years, I’m proud to be able to say that we have been able to maintain that. We continue to be the easiest solution for partners, eliminating friction and boosting our partnership efforts with channel partners to make us the go-to solution for their cloud based communications needs.” “As the industry faces one of its most tumultuous periods, it is essential for channel partners to connect with the leaders of today’s strategic technology providers. These individuals are the ones who are guiding their organizations and partner ecosystems into the future with innovative thinking and industry-defining channel programs. Channel Futures has identified the individuals who are fueling a new wave of growth and solutions partners can bring to customers," said Robert DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels. The channel leaders list, compiled by Channel Futures editors, are intended to provide the partner ecosystem with an in-depth look at each industry segment and spotlight those individuals responsible for the strategic direction of partner-facing organizations. As the nature of the channel changes, partners are developing deep ties with numerous suppliers in each technology solution segment they support. The channel leaders lists will identify the executives with whom they should establish strong relationships going forward. To learn more about Dialpad’s offerings and how your organization can “Work Beautifully”, visit www.dialpad.com, the blog, and follow along on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.

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