On the Move

Irish Woman Wins Australian Top Women in Tech Award

Dublin & Sydney, 6th August 2019: ConX, a platform connecting contractors in the construction industry, co-founded and headed by Irish entrepreneur Annie Slattery, scooped Australia’s top award for ‘Women in Tech’ start-ups.

Annie Slattery, an entrepreneur originally from Clontarf in Dublin, launched ConX in 2014, to digitally transform how construction contractors find and win work. The top award was part of a pitch competition in the wake of the largest women technologists’ conference, the Grace Hopper Celebration, Hopper Down Under held in Australia for the first time earlier this week.

ProLabs’ Global Marketing Director wins Tech Marketing Leader of the Year for her role in the company’s transformational global re-brand

Award confirms the company’s commitment to changing the market through a new tier of expertise, quality, value and more choice than ever before

Cirencester, UK, 18 June – ProLabs’ Global Marketing Director, Haley McPherson, has been presented with the 2019 Tech Marketing Leader of the Year award at the Computing Tech Marketing & Innovation Awards 2019.

Onfido’s Director of Policy, Parker Crockford Named Top 100 Influencer in Identity

FEBRUARY 25, 2019, SAN FRANCISCO: Onfido, the award-winning global identity verification platform, today announced that its Director of Policy, Parker Crockford had been named a 2019 Top 100 Influencer in Identity by One World Identity (OWI), a leading data intelligence company focused on identity, cybersecurity and the data economy.

“The 2019 Top 100 Influencers in Identity is a who’s who of names making a meaningful impact in this important field,” said Travis Jarae, founder and CEO of OWI. “We are proud to recognize the contributions that Parker has made to the identity industry through his work with Onfido.”

Unbabel Appoints Amy Kux as Chief Financial Officer

San Francisco, USA: 20 February 2019: A year after raising $23 million in series B funding, AI-powered, human-refined translation platform Unbabel today announced the appointment of Amy Kux to the role of Chief Financial Officer, based in the company’s San Francisco headquarters.

With a proven track record in management and business leadership applied to high-growth international technology start-ups, Kux joins Unbabel from Udemy, where she was Head of Finance. There she was strategic both in raising series D fundraising and opening the company’s Brazil office. Prior to Udemy, she was Head of Finance for next generation content delivery network Cloudflare.

Unymira recognized again as Top 10 Provider for Knowledge Management Solutions

FREMONT, CA, USA - Möglingen, Germany, January 17, 2019. Unymira, a business unit of USU, has once again been recognized for its intelligent and innovative knowledge management solutions. Following a comprehensive evaluation and review of knowledge management technologies, Unymira has been ranked among the top 10 most promising global providers.

The 2019 Plan

Several months ago, I announced a plan to spend less time on socPub and focus my attention elsewhere. I'm now making a few tweaks to that plan as I've decided that through 2019 I will be first publishing all my original articles though my blog, bryanruby.com. Through the year, I will cross-post relevant articles here at socPub but managing this website will not be a priority for me.

Panaya Named User Experience Testing Solution Vendor of the Year

Hackensack, NJ – October 9, 2018 – Panaya, the leader in SaaS-based testing and continuous delivery platforms, has been named the User Experience Testing Solution Vendor of the Year by QA Financial at the QA Vector Awards 2018. They are the only awards dedicated to software quality assurance, testing, delivery and IT risk management at banks and other financial services firms.

The User Experience Testing Solution Vendor of the Year highlights an organization that helps its customers build a strong user experience online as this has an increasingly significant impact in overall market share, especially in retail financial services. The winners of the awards have demonstrated:

socPub in the Slow Lane

I'm a one-person show when it comes to managing, editing, and maintaining the content found at socPub. A year and a half a ago, there was a lot of unknowns when I rebranded CMS Report into socPub. Today, I'm happy to report that the number of readers that visit the site daily have stabilized. When we receive a unique and exceptional article, almost immediately the published article becomes popular and attracts a number of new visitors to the site.

QuintessenceLabs Named as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

San Jose, Calif., June 21, 2018 – QuintessenceLabs, a global leader in the development of commercial quantum-based cybersecurity solutions, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers.” The company was founded in 2008 by Vikram Sharma, following research on quantum technology at the Australian National University. QuintessenceLabs strengthens data security by integrating advanced quantum technology with best-in-class data protection solutions. These solutions address some of today’s most pressing cybersecurity challenges while preparing organizations for tomorrow’s quantum computing threat to data security.