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Tech job moves - Adatree, Brother, Databricks, Nutanix & Rubrik

By Zach Thompson
Fri 27 May 2022

We round up all job appointments from May 20-26, 2022, in one place to keep you updated with the latest from across the tech industries.

Acoustic

Michaela Aguilar has joined the team as head of business partnership ecosystem.

In her new role, Aguilar will be responsible for business development and expansion, working with partners and the Acoustic team to create new revenue opportunities in the Asia Pacific and Japan region.

Aguilar will also support partners as they work on customers' long-term needs, from implementation to enablement and expansion, with the goal of helping customers maximise their MarTech investments.

"We are excited to welcome Michaela to the Acoustic team. With Michaela, we not only get a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, but we also gain her strategic and unique ability to deliver genuinely innovative solutions for brands," Acoustic Asia Pacific and Japan vice president of sales Jeremy Smart says.

"Michaela joins us during an exciting time for Acoustic in the APJ region: we've recently opened an Australian, cloud-based data centre and continue to expand our headcount in the region to better support local customers and partners.

"Michaela's understanding of the industry landscape and proven leadership abilities will be invaluable to Acoustic's growth," Smart adds.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the Acoustic team at a time when digital customer experiences, and the partner relationships that support them, are more important than ever," Aguilar says.

"Businesses need innovative marketing and CX solutions that are agile, scalable and privacy-compliant; Acoustic offers just that.

"I look forward to working with the team and our partners to find opportunities to orchestrate and optimise the consumer journey from start to finish."


Adatree

The company has appointed senior sales and strategic fintech business leader Sarah Day to the newly created role of head of alliances and partner success.

Day has more than 15 years' experience in customer experience, sales, customer success and operations across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and South-East Asia in sectors including financial services, Open Banking, data insights, payment platforms, and analytics. She is a board director of Fintech Queensland, a position she has held for the past three years.

Day will be responsible for the overall growth of the company, customer success and facilitating current and future partnerships at Adatree as it continues to expand with new hires and services.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the Adatree team at the start of its high-growth phase and to help support the business's expansion," Day says.

"I was drawn to Adatree being a pioneer in the Consumer Data Right with a scalable platform and having a product that removes the barriers to entry.

"Essentially, they do the heavy lifting for any type of organisation wanting to access data under the Consumer Data Right.

"Being involved in the Australian fintech ecosystem and watching Open Banking evolve over the last few years has been really exciting.

"I'm a big believer in getting rid of old technology or legacy thinking, and having new technology and use cases that help power consumers," Day adds.

"Bringing Sarah Day into the team is the first hire in a list of exciting new roles we'll be placing in the next quarter," Adatree CEO Jill Berry says.

"We're looking ahead to a period of substantial growth and we'll need a powerful team of experts with diverse skills and backgrounds to drive that expansion."


Aware Group

The Instillery founder and award-winning Kiwi tech entrepreneur Mike Jenkins has been appointed as chairman of the board of directors.

"I am delighted to have Mike joining the Aware Group whānau as our new Board Chair because combining Mike's experience as a seasoned tech leader, he brings along a strong level of governance and merger/acquisition experience through his time with The Instillery, Be Intelligent, NZ Tech and Knode that will help us navigate through the industry impact we are wanting to make on the world stage," Aware Group co-founder and CEO Brandon Hutcheson says.

"I'm extremely happy to have secured Mike's services as the new chairman of the Aware Group.

"His experience, lessons learned through extreme growth, navigating the business through uncertainty of covid and Mergers / Acquisitions bring a new wealth of complementary skills to an already stacked executive leadership and supportive team of Directors here at Aware Group.

Proudly Ngati Raukawa, born in Horowhenua and raised in the mighty Waikato, where he still calls home today, Mike says he is extremely proud to be joining the "Aware Group rocketship" and is super excited to be working with another Waikato headquartered business taking the world by storm.

"After a decade of liberating enterprises from traditional IT providers, I've quickly come to realise that data is definitely the new BLACK!," Mike Jenkins says.

"AI and Machine learning are quite literally on the tip of the tongue of nearly every executive I speak to.

"Quite frankly, the team at Aware group are geniuses! And great humans to boot. They've bottled the "magic" and their extensive collective experience working with emerging tech in easy to procure and consume services and software products."


Bonsey Jaden

Francois Filamor has been promoted to group general manager.

During Filamor's three years as the general manager of Bonsey Jaden Philippines, the company's Philippine post pivoted to being one of the group's most successful offices in the region, providing a comprehensive range of digital marketing and advertising services to numerous companies, both local and multinational.

Overall, Filamor's 15 years in the industry have taken him from strength to strength, with his work encompassing major tech and finance brands such as Galderma, BPI, and Grab, plus a Cannes Chimera award under his belt.

"We are extremely happy to promote Francois into this new role as we move forward with offering new services on data, market analysis, and AI," Bonsey Jaden founder and CEO Daniel Posavac says.

"He will be leading all of our General Managers across the different markets and be a vanguard for our company's growth," Posavac adds.

"[We're all] excited, there is a lot of progress even beyond the seven markets that Bonsey Jaden is currently present in," Filamor says.

"We look forward to widening our footprint globally and furthering our strategy-driven talent on the international stage.

"And I personally look forward to scaling what we've accomplished in the Philippines in terms of client growth and retention, operational efficiency, and employee satisfaction to drive success further across the region."

The role of general manager for the Philippines will be turned over to Kris Villongco as the local office strives to continue its legacy of creating campaigns that convert, and a culture that is both diverse and inclusive.


Brother New Zealand

Manuel Efaraimo has been appointed to the role of chief operating officer.

After more than two decades in the business and eight years as a general manager, Efaraimo has taken a well-earned spot as a C-level executive.

"When I started my employment, a role like this wasn't my end goal. But as time passed, my family situation changed and so did my aspirations," Efaraimo says.

Efaraimo started working for Brother at the age of 20 in the warehouse and parts department, but at the time, his sights were set on a professional rugby career.

"The changing moment for me pursuing rugby was having my first child. I had to reassess my reality and rethink what future success looked like to me and my family, so I applied myself to growth in my work at Brother.

"My journey has been about constantly setting new goals and achieving them," Efaraimo says.

"I am delighted to have someone of Manuel's experience, drive and mana in such a pivotal role in our business and I know Manuel will help move Brother to a new level of excellence," Brother New Zealand managing director Warwick Beban says.

Efaraimo is proudly of Samoan and Māori heritage and says his culture is a major driver of his success.

"A big motivation for me representing my culture in a corporate environment is being able to set a positive example and hopefully influence or inspire people, especially our youth," Efaraimo adds.


Confluent

Gavin Jones has been appointed as Australia and New Zealand sales vice president.

Jones brings 25 years' experience in leadership and sales roles at fast-growth, global technologies companies.

He will use this to spearhead Confluent's growth in Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on engaging customers and empowering his regional team to inspire businesses on the potential of data in motion.

Jones joins Confluent from Tableau, a Salesforce company, where he served as Australia and New Zealand country manager, ​responsible for developing and executing its A/NZ go-to-market strategy and Salesforce integration.

Prior to this, Jones held the role of MongoDB Australia and New Zealand regional vice president, where he built a high-performance sales and services team, developed its partner ecosystem and secured new business with iconic brands in the region.

"Confluent continues to focus on our customers' love. Gavin is a well-respected, world-class leader who brings a wealth of experience to our customers, partners and employees," Confluent chief revenue officer Larry Shurtz says.

"Combining this with his regional market intelligence, he is ideally positioned to scale Confluent in this exciting growth phase," Shurtz adds.

"I've joined Confluent at an incredibly exciting time in its growth journey. We have a huge potential market, as businesses are fast realising the benefits of real-time, event-based data and analytics," Jones says.

"However, our people will determine our success, so I'll be working closely with our team to develop a positive, empowering and innovation-led culture that creates opportunities for everyone."

Jones is based in Sydney, Australia.


Databricks

Trâm Phi has been appointed as senior vice president and general counsel.

In this role, Phi will pull from her decades of experience scaling high-growth companies, both public and private, to lead and grow the legal function at Databricks.

She will join the company's executive leadership team.

"Trâm's depth of experience and focus on operational excellence in scaling impactful legal and regulatory functions across enterprise software is critical to our continued success as a company," Databricks CEO and co-founder Ali Ghodsi says.

"Her leadership and expertise across both public and private markets will prove invaluable to Databricks in a time of high growth and transition.

"We are excited to welcome Trâm to the company and look forward to having her as an important member of our executive team."

Phi joins Databricks from DocuSign, where she most recently served as general counsel senior vice president, helping to scale the legal function and leading the transition of DocuSign to a mature public company.

"The innovative spirit at Databricks is inspiring and I am thrilled to be joining a pioneering company that's addressing the challenges and opportunities stemming from the proliferation of data," Phi says.

"Being part of this team as we help our customers harness data in a meaningful way, not only for businesses but for the world around us, is the opportunity of a lifetime and I look forward to what lies ahead."


Degreed

Venkat Subramaniam has been appointed as APAC regional vice president to further the company's strong growth in the region.

Subramaniam's first priority will be to set the stage for high growth in the region, particularly in India, Singapore and Australia/New Zealand, in response to the increasing demand for learning solutions that meet modern workforce needs and demands.

"Venkat has extensive experience in the APAC region with technology companies spanning more than two decades," Degreed EMEA and APAC vice president Dan Tesnjak says.

"He brings deep market expertise and industry connections to Degreed and we are excited to see  his cloud and strong HCM (Human Capital Management) domain experience impact Degreed's APAC strategy and growth."

Prior to joining Degreed, Venkat was Oracle NetSuite India head of sales general manager. He also had successful stints at ADP and Adrenalin, both leading HCM product and services organisations.

"Since launching the first LXP ten years ago, Degreed has continued to pioneer and innovate in the learning space," Subramaniam says.

"I am particularly delighted to be joining the team at this critical time in its global expansion.

"Degreed plays a vital role in helping leading, global organisations drive change, most notably in supporting Unilever employees to adapt to a digitally transformed factory, in Swiggy to shift its business model and Ericsson in upskilling its workforce ready for 5G. There are huge opportunities to leverage in APAC."


Global Payments

The company has appointed Masseh Haidary as payments CEO for the Oceania region.

Haidary's previous roles included executive manager at Salmat, director of government at Optus Enterprise, and recently finished up after almost three years as the CEO at Delv.

Haidary has over 20 years of experience leading key divisions and organisations across technology, telecommunication and digital industries, with a successful track record driving strong commercial results and business transformation outcomes.

"It is an exciting time to be joining Global Payments, and I am looking forward to supporting and leading the Payments businesses here in Oceania," Haidary says.

"The payments landscape is constantly evolving and Global Payments is strongly positioned to capitalise on these market opportunities alongside an industry leading team and the backing of a Fortune 500 global powerhouse."

Global Payments Oceania managing director Mark Reid says that Masseh's alignment to the company's values, culture and customers makes him the obvious candidate, along with his reputation for business transformation and executive-level leadership.

"We are thrilled to have Masseh onboard as he will be instrumental in driving our strategy of significant growth and innovation in the Australia and New Zealand markets," Reid says.

"The team and I look forward to working with Masseh to deliver seamless customer experiences and execute on growth opportunities in the market."


InMobi

Richard O'Sullivan's role as A/NZ vice president and general manager has been expanded to include vice president of agency partnerships in APAC.

In his expanded role, O'Sullivan will leverage his expertise in forming long-term strategic agency partnerships within A/NZ, to help drive deeper and more extensive partnerships across the entire APAC region. He will work closely with APAC managing director Rishi Bedi.

"Before rejoining InMobi to lead the ANZ team in 2019, Richard held senior roles across InMobi's EMEA, Asia and North American operations," Bedi says.

"He has a wealth of experience in forging global agency relationships which will be invaluable in taking our APAC partnership activity to the next level whilst continuing to lead the ANZ team."

Within the A/NZ team, Matthew McGinley has been promoted to A/NZ head of publisher and telco development (formerly a senior manager), while Valentina Lizzi has been promoted to A/NZ platforms senior manager (formerly A/NZ lead account strategist) to work closely with demand-side platform and agency trading desks. India-based Yashaswini C has also been promoted to A/NZ partner manager and will be working closely with InMobi's existing publishers.

Additionally, Crisna Hai and Vasudev Kittur see expanded charters, with Hai now leading independent agencies & performance advertisers across A/NZ and Kittur leading the agency development for Victoria, South Australia and New Zealand with focus on Omnicom, GroupM, Publicis, IPG, Dentsu and Havas.


LambdaTest

Maneesh Sharma, previously GitHub India general manager, has joined LambdaTest, a leading test orchestration and execution platform, as its chief operating officer and will lead all the go-to-market functions in the company.

Maneesh, who has over 22 years of experience, was leading GitHub India's phenomenal growth and operations until recently.

"With every organisation becoming a software company, customer experience is at the heart of every digital product and service," Sharma says.

"Like security, testing is also increasingly shifting left as both developers and testers build reliable and consistent product experiences.

"The pace of software development demands a robust and scalable testing infrastructure for organisations.

"LambdaTest has innovated with its platforms and products that help developers break away from legacy testing platforms.

"With roots in open source and a focus on the software testing community, I am excited to join this amazing team to help every developer build better software," Sharma adds.

"Maneesh comes with world-class experience having led various functions and regions in global technology companies and we feel privileged to welcome him aboard LambdaTest," LambdaTest CEO Asad Khan says.

"LambdaTest is on a mission to make the daily lives of testers and developers easier.

"We are building a modern testing platform that is suited for the present and future testing needs of the community and Maneesh's experience will help us immensely in taking our innovation to the global market."


LastPass

Christofer Hoff is joining the company as chief secure technology officer, Lora Rodstein as human resources senior vice president, Pegi Wheeler as operations senior vice president and Rob Charlebois as chief marketing officer.

"Rounding out our executive suite with Christofer, Lora, Pegi and Rob could not come at a better time in LastPass' evolution," LastPass CEO Karim Toubba says.

"One of my first priorities as CEO is to build our executive leadership team, and I'm thrilled to bring on industry veterans who each bring invaluable knowledge and experience to help define not only the LastPass of today, but the future of this company."

As LastPass' first chief secure technology officer, Christofer Hoff brings nearly 30 years of experience in high-profile global roles in network and information security architecture, engineering, operations and management.

He leads the integrated product engineering, development and security teams, driving innovation, security and privacy into everything LastPass does.

Rodstein oversees LastPass' end-to-end human resources function, shaping a progressive, diverse and top-performing culture.

Rodstein has more than two decades of experience where she has built HR programs from the ground up and is known for creating exceptional workplaces where people contribute to the company's success while also developing their careers in meaningful ways.

Wheeler is responsible for product and executive operations, as well as serving as chief of staff for the organisation.

She brings more than 30 years of experience spanning all facets of enterprise software development and delivery, including business strategy, portfolio management, go-to-market planning, program management, engineering services and technical publications.

Charlebois brings over two decades of marketing leadership to his new role as CMO at LastPass.

He has a proven track record of elevating enterprises to meet their goals by leading with data-informed decisions and transforming the customer experience with an emphasis on results.


Maxio (formerly Chargify)

SaaSOptics and Chargify (becoming Maxio), the leading providers of billing and financial operations solutions for high growth subscription businesses, today announced the release of their integrated billing and financial operations platform.

SaaSOptics and Chargify are merging to become Maxio, and Randy Wootton has been appointed as CEO to guide the company through this next phase of growth and integration.

"I couldn't be more proud to be joining this amazing company at this critical moment," Wootton says.

"At Maxio, we're determined to redefine the SaaS industry and help innovators build the game-changing subscription businesses of tomorrow.

"By bringing together a billing and financial operations platform for any go-to-market model into a single, integrated platform, we're empowering busy CEOs and CFOs to make strategic monetisation decisions, while supporting their financial operations needs at every step of the way."

"Giving companies complete visibility into and control over every aspect of their entire finances and operations is a game-changer.

"Our unified technology will provide SaaS leaders the integrated solutions they need to run their businesses, capture new efficiencies, serve their customers more reliably and flexibly, and turn financial operations into a source of analytics and data that can unlock incredible growth opportunities."


Nutanix

Matt Maw has been appointed to head up the channel in Australia and New Zealand to replace David Gage, who left Nutanix earlier this month after close to two years in the role.

Prior to the channel role, Maw held the head of technology position for A/NZ at Nutanix in Brisbane.

Maw will report to Nutanix Asia-Pacific and Japan president of partner sales, Mike Magura, and oversee partner promotion of the company's products.

He has been with Nutanix since August 2020 and joined the company from VMware, where he was the solution engineering senior manager.

Maw's career spans more than 20 years, spanning several areas of IT infrastructure provision and management.


Okta

Philip Goldie has been appointed as the new Australia and New Zealand vice president.

Goldie will lead the business in Australia and New Zealand, a role which has been created following the announcement that Okta Asia Pacific general manager Graham Sowden will be retiring later this year.

Goldie joins Okta following a 12-year stint at Microsoft, most recently acting as the senior director of Microsoft's small, medium and corporate business, leading the team to facilitate the cloud migration journey for Australian businesses deploying Microsoft Cloud.

The announcement follows three key appointments to the Australia and New Zealand channel team announced last month.

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining a category and market defining company in Okta," Goldie says.

"I've had the privilege of working at great platform companies over my career, and Okta's vision represents a great opportunity to demonstrate leadership in building to the next level of growth as the leading identity platform.

"There is currently opportunity to define and greatly impact our market, adding value to customers and partners in ANZ.

"Over the coming years Okta will become one of Australia and New Zealand's most admired places to work not only because of great people, culture and results but because of the impact this team can have in the region," Goldie adds.

"Phil's comprehensive in-market experience and demonstrated leadership in local business development will be a great asset to the customer focus of the role, ensuring Okta has meaningful impact in both Australia and New Zealand as it continues to build momentum in the region" Okta Asia Pacific general manager Graham Sowden says.


Profectus Group

The company has appointed Charissa Lee as its chief marketing officer to build a marketing engine for the company for the first time.

Lee joins most recently from Rimini Street, where she was the APAC director of field marketing.

In that role, Lee was the first marketing hire where she grew the marketing function and established the region's marketing strategy, including brand management, communications demand generation, and drove pipeline conversion.

During her tenure at Rimini Street, she led the way in establishing customer advocacy programs and was awarded Rimini Street's global 2020 Marketing Award for Innovation.

Lee has also previously worked in high-level marketing roles at Forrester, Saba Software, Intergraph, and as a business communications adviser at National Australia Bank.

The company has also appointed Megan Thorley to work alongside Lee as Profectus' marketing manager.

Thorley also most recently worked at Rimini Street and A2K Technologies in a demand generation capacity.

Prior to that, Thorley was a market research analyst with Ipsos and TNS.

"We've been around for two decades and have never had a marketing function," Profectus Group CEO Chris Hutchins says.

"We needed people with the calibre of Charissa and Megan to show us what we were missing. They're effectively charged with building this all from scratch.

"To date, we've been sales-led, with many of our clients coming aboard through word of mouth or referrals.

"We wanted to change it up, and we believe taking a proactive approach to enabling awareness of our offering will benefit the business greatly.

"In five years, we want to be known as a marketing-led, technology-driven company.

"With Charissa and lead-gen guru Megan aboard and steering the ship, we're very confident in our ability to meet or exceed that goal."


Rubrik

Michael Mestrovich has been appointed as the company's CISO.

The former CISO of the CIA, Mestrovich will lead Rubrik's internal data security efforts and provide unparalleled cyber security and cyber policy expertise to propel Rubrik's mission to secure the world's data.

"Today we added one of the world's most prominent security experts to our leadership team," Rubrik CEO and co-founder Bipul Sinha says.

"We believe it's essential to combine expertise from both the private and public sectors if businesses and governments want to stand a chance against cyber criminals.

"Michael's understanding of the changing cyber-landscape and exceptional leadership experience will be paramount for our federal, state, and local customers, as well as private companies who are preparing for inevitable cyber attacks."

Mestrovich joins Rubrik with more than 20 years of distinguished IT and security leadership, most recently serving as CISO for the CIA, leading the Agency's cyber defence operations, developing and implementing cyber security regulations and standards, and directing the evaluation and engineering of cyber technologies.

"With increased vulnerabilities in existing infrastructure and legacy security solutions, organisations' most critical asset, data, is more vulnerable than ever," Mestrovich says.

"I made the decision to return to the private sector at this critical juncture to work with the company that is pioneering the next frontier in cyber security: data security. I am thrilled to join the world-class team at Rubrik and look forward to working together to secure the world's data."

Templafy

David Nemes has been appointed as APAC regional director.

Nemes joins Templafy with the remit to lead the company's operations in the region, helping to grow its footprint as it continues its mission to help professionals create better-performing documents faster through connected content.

To continue growing Templafy across the APAC region, Nemes will lean on his more than 15 years of experience leading teams in media, SaaS and tech organisations.

"We are thrilled to welcome David to our team here at Templafy. He brings together the perfect blend of regional knowledge and leadership experience across media and tech that will enable Templafy to expand its footprint in APAC successfully," Templafy CEO Jesper Theill Eriksen says.

"As content creation points multiply and employees continue to create more content than ever before, enterprise organisations need to find a solution to streamline workflows and ensure all content is on-brand.

"With the help of David and his local team, we look forward to partnering with enterprises in APAC to solve these content challenges," Eriksen adds.

"I am delighted to join Templafy as it works to pioneer the content enablement category, while actively making document generation what it needs to be today in order to meet the needs of the modern enterprise," Nemes says.

"Templafy's next gen platform allows customers to govern content and safeguard their brand through business documents like never before, whilst also making their employees more productive.

"I am looking forward to continuing to grow Templafy's footprint in the region and working with companies to actively accelerate their business performance."


VERSA

Jen Cerqualia has been appointed to the newly created role of client strategy partner.

A digital pioneer with 25 years' experience in digital strategy, transformation, management and implementation, Cerqualia will grow VERSA's digital partnerships, including strategic planning with clients and lead cross-functional teams to optimise business and audience outcomes.

VERSA CEO Kath Blackham said Cerqualia's deep and wide expertise across digital, and particularly working with government, would be invaluable to clients navigating a digital journey.

"We're excited to welcome Jen on board and know that our clients and teams will benefit greatly from her strategic influence, digital best practice recommendations and deep understanding of how digital products can be developed to influence audiences in a positive way," Blackham says.

Cerqualia brings a strong background working in digital management for local, state, and federal government, not-for-profits, and the private sector, and in collaborating with digital agencies on digital products.

Cerqualia says she is thrilled to be able to contribute to helping clients shape their end-to-end solutions at VERSA.

"It's a privilege to be part of VERSA and to be working with so many incredibly talented digital specialists who truly value their clients.

"I have a passion for enhancing ease of use and accessibility in the digital space to improve the quality of digital experiences for audiences and increase satisfaction and that's exactly what we do at VERSA."


Workato

Carle Quinn has been appointed as chief people officer, Kerry Moore as its first talent and diversity vice president, and Keith Tyndall as corporate and brand marketing vice president.

Quinn, Moore and Tyndall join Workato during a phase of hyper-growth for the company as the platform continues to experience rapid adoption across key industry verticals, requiring support from a diverse portfolio of talent within leadership.

"We're thrilled to welcome new talent across departments to support Workato's continued growth," Workato founder and CEO Vijay Tella says.

"Carle, Kerry, and Keith each bring unique expertise to our team as we continue to cement ourselves as the leading enterprise automation platform."

Quinn will be responsible for all aspects of the human resources strategy, including talent management, leadership development, and compensation and benefits, as well as leading all human resources functions globally.

"Workato's rapid growth creates a unique opportunity to lead teams through the next phase of development, evolution and employee-led innovations," Quinn says.

"I am so excited to get the opportunity to work alongside the executive team and Vijay on scaling the dynamic Workato culture as global growth continues to be a priority.

"Like many of the Workato team members, my multi-faceted background serves as a reminder that we all bring a unique and storied perspective to the table, Quinn adds.

"In the two decades I've been in the business of people, the most gratifying experiences I've had is building world-class talent acquisition programs that invite the most brilliant people in technology," Moore says.

"I have been impressed with Workato's growth and dedication to creating an inclusive work environment and look forward to constructing a strong program on top of a strategically built foundation."

Tyndall will drive Workato's global brand marketing and corporate communications strategy across key areas, utilising his extensive expertise in high-growth SaaS technology companies across strategic communications, investor relations, product marketing, and brand strategy.

"I've dedicated my career to marketing leadership roles in global enterprise organisations, and am excited to leverage my knowledge and experience at a company as disruptive as Workato," Tyndall says.

"Building a differentiated brand strategy that highlights the value and impact Workato delivers to its customers is an important focus as the company grows.

"I'm thrilled to lead the team at such an important stage."

Workato has also made additional key leadership hires in the last year, including former Gartner analyst vice president Massimo Pezzini as future of the enterprise head of research and Gaby Moran as customer experience director.


Worx Inductions

Earl Eddings has joined as an independent business advisor of the company.

Eddings has significant board and executive management experience across a range of businesses and organisations, including managing director of The Riskcom Group.

Eddings also works as a non-executive director of ASX listed MPower MSL and most recently was chairman of Cricket Australia and director of Kerry Packer Foundation.

"I am pleased that Earl has agreed to join our company," Worx Inductions co-founder Luke McIndoe says.

"His extensive background in business, safety, risk management and boards across a diverse range of sectors and projects, in addition to his business transformation experience, will support our business' vision and growth goals."

Eddings says of his appointment that he is delighted to be joining Worx Inductions in an expanded capacity to the current strategic relationship between Worx and Riskcom and looks forward to helping to guide the business towards its ambition as Australia's most popular safety management software business whilst increasing the awareness of safety at work.


Yellow.ai

Surbhi Agarwal has been appointed as global marketing senior vice president.

"We are thrilled to bring Surbhi onboard at Yellow.ai as part of our executive team. This is a crucial appointment for us, at a time when we are sharpening our global strategy as a Total Experience (TX) solutions provider," Yellow.ai CEO and co-founder Raghu Ravinutala says.

"As we scale our operations and expand our capabilities, Surbhi's leadership will augment our efforts towards defining our brand and driving revenue.

"We look forward to her leadership and believe her experiences with global industry leaders will be invaluable as we grow across markets."

In this role, Agarwal will be managing all of the marketing initiatives for Yellow.ai across geographies to grow business in the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Pacific regions.

Based out of the San Francisco bay area, she will be actively expanding the company's global footprint by building a highly impactful go-to-market team that would strengthen Yellow.ai's position in the market.

"Yellow.ai is at a pivotal point of entering new geographies with its proven product capabilities, making this a very exciting time to join the executive team," Agarwal says.

"With Yellow.ai's driven culture, differentiated offerings, leadership and market potential, I believe the company is strongly positioned to define and lead the Conversational AI space.

"I look forward to building the best-in-class marketing organisation at Yellow.ai to increase our market share and achieve new heights."

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Cybersecurity
Zero trust security adoption rises 27% in just two years
A survey of WAN managers has revealed that multi-factor authentication and single sign-on are the top zero trust features implemented.
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Secure access service edge / SASE
Cloudflare adds new capabilities to zero trust SASE platform
New features for Cloudflare One include email security protection, data loss prevention tools, cloud access security broker, and private network discovery.
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Vendor
Forescout reveals top vulnerabilities impacting OT vendors
Forescout’s Vedere Labs has disclosed OT: ICEFALL, naming 56 vulnerabilities affecting devices from 10 operational technology vendors.
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Digital Transformation
What CISOs think about cyber security, visibility and cloud
Seeking to uncover the minds of CISOs and CIOs across Asia Pacific, my company recently asked Frost & Sullivan to take a snapshot of cloud adoption behaviour in the region.
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Cybersecurity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from CrowdStrike
Scott Jarkoff joins us today to discuss current trends in the cyber threat landscape, and the reporting work CrowdStrike is doing to prevent further cyber harm.
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Ransomware
Secureworks reveals new information on BRONZE STARLIGHT threat group
New research from Secureworks has uncovered new information on the Chinese threat group BRONZE STARLIGHT and how they are using targeted ransomware to initiate complicated attacks.
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Tech job moves
Tech job moves - ActiveCampaign, Arcserve, LogRhythm & Qlik
We round up all job appointments from June 17-22, 2022, in one place to keep you updated with the latest from across the tech industries.
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Network Security
Netskope announces zero trust network access updates
Customers can now apply zero trust principles across a range of hybrid work security needs, including SaaS, IaaS, private applications, and endpoint devices.
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Gartner
Gartner's top recommendations for security leaders
"Leaders now recognise that major disruption is only one crisis away. We can’t control it, but we can evolve our thinking, philosophy, program and architecture.”
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Internet of Things
ManageEngine wins big in IDC MarketScape assessment
ManageEngine's Endpoint Central service has been recognised as a leader by IDC MarketScape in several categories including Internet of Things device deployments and UEM software for SMEs.
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Cybersecurity
Greater API usage raises concerns for protection - report
Radware has released its 2022 State of API Security report, which shows a rise in APIs, with 92% of the organisations surveyed significantly or somewhat increasing their usage.
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Trend Micro
5G network projects driven by improving security and privacy
Trend Micro's new study reveals the prospect of improved security and privacy capabilities are the main motivations behind private 5G wireless network projects.
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Cybersecurity
Significant security concerns resulting from open source software ubiquity
"The risk is real, and the industry must work closely together in order to move away from poor open source or software supply chain security practices."
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API
Industry-first comprehensive risk-based API security enhances protection
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) have become a crucial part of operating web and mobile application businesses and are causing significant economic growth in the digital sector.
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WatchGuard Technologies
Ransomware volume doubled 2021 total by end of Q1 2022
Ransomware detections in the first quarter of this year doubled the total volume reported for 2021, according to a new report. 
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
Zscaler, AWS accelerate onramp to the cloud with zero trust
Zscaler has announced an extension to its relationship with Amazon Web Services, as well as innovations built on Zscaler's Zero Trust architecture.
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Cloud Security
Palo Alto Networks bolsters cloud native security offerings
Latest Prisma Cloud platform updates help organisations continuously monitor and secure web applications with maximum flexibility.
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INTERPOL
Hundreds arrested, millions seized in global INTERPOL investigation
A two-month-long investigation by INTERPOL this year involved 76 countries and clamped down on organised crime groups behind telecommunications and social engineering scams.
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Digital Transformation
Cybersecurity priorities for digital leaders navigating digital transformation
In recent years, Asia-Pacific has especially been a hotspot for cyberattacks, and as we continue into 2022, it’s evident that the problem is becoming more significant.
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SaaS
Varonis strengthens security capabilities for AWS and S3
Varonis has strengthened and expanded its cloud and security capabilities, with a critical aim of improving safety and boosting data visibility in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3).
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Cybersecurity
Aqua Security, CIS create software supply chain security guide
Aqua Securityand the Center for Internet Security have together released the industry’s first formal guidelines for software supply chain security.
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky opens three new centers to boost data management
Cybersecurity company Kaspersky has opened three new Transparency Centers, one in Japan, the second in Singapore and the third in the United States.
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Tech job moves
Tech job moves - Boomi, Limepay, Thales, VMware & Zoom
We round up all job appointments from June 6-16, 2022, in one place to keep you updated with the latest from across the tech industries.
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Yubico
New research shows global drive for passwordless authentication
A new study has shown there has been a significant shift towards wanting a passwordless future, but adoption is still in its infancy.
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DDoS
Flashpoint unveils security offering for school boards
Flashpoint has released its K-12 risk management and security offering to provide school boards and education security practitioners with tools to recognise, prevent and manage cyber and physical threats.
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Infosys
Preparing for the digital decade with the right workforce strategies
For a decade that started under the pall of the pandemic, the 2020s is poised to end with a bang with the digital economy swelling to a high across the world.
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Compliance
Stock security features inadequate in face of rising risk
"Organisations must proactively find ways of identifying unseen vulnerabilities and should take a diligent, holistic approach to cybersecurity."
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Manufacturing
Sternum joins NXP, collaborates on IoT security and observability
Sternum has announced it has joined the software partner community of NXP Semiconductors, a manufacturer of and large marketplace for embedded controllers.
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Cybersecurity
Threat actors ramp up their social engineering attacks
As people get better at identifying potential threats in their inbox, threat actors must evolve their methods. Their new M.O? Social engineering.
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Apple
LastPass announces new capability for iPhones and iPads
LastPass has announced its new save and fill experience, allowing customers to fill in, create and save their credentials directly within the site's form field.
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Internet of Things
Domino's Pizza: A blueprint for secure enterprise IoT deployment
Increasingly, organisations are embracing smart technologies to underpin innovations that can enhance safety and productivity in every part of our lives, from industrial systems, utilities, and building management to various forms of business enablement.
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Collaboration
IT and security team collaboration crucial to data security
Many IT and security decision makers are not collaborating as effectively as possible to address growing cyber threats.