Tactical Management is Awarded as the Best Private Equity Partner GCC by M&A Awards 2019

“This award inspires and motivates us more in continued pursuit of excellence.” -Raphael Nagel, General Manager

DUBAI (PRWEB) January 18, 2020
Last 28th November, 2019 Tactical Management received great news from the United Kingdom.
The firm based in Dubai received the award as the Best Private Equity Partner – GCC M&A Awards 2019, from (Capital Finance International), one of the most prestigious business, economics and finance magazine in the globe.
Each year, seeks out individuals and organisations that contribute significantly to the convergence of economies and truly add value for all stakeholders. realises that best practice is to be found throughout the world and the Awards Programme aims to identify and reward excellence wherever it is found in the hope to inspire others to further improve their own performance.
Tactical Management got the award as the result of the voting from the readers, subscribers and staff working for organisations that contribute and support the publications such as the World Bank Group, various UN and EU bodies, as well as other prominent entities.
AWARDS CRITERIAThe award selection panel used a wide range of criteria to help it reach informed decisions regarding the awards, lending the critical eye of a collective 170 years of business journalism, corporate leadership and academia to the exhaustive information gathered by the award body’s own research team.
Some of the more important factors taken into consideration are: Shareholder value added, Financial performance, Cost effectiveness, Capabilities of team, Negotiation skills, between others.
Raphael Nagel, General Manager of Tactical Management, who was recently named as one of the Renowned Investment Gurus 2020 by the Indian magazine Business APAC and will be featured in the front cover of the magazine in January 2020 edition, declared: “We are deeply touched by the award granted to our organization. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for choosing us as the Best Private Equity Partner-GCC, M&A Awards 2019. This award inspires and motivates us more in continued pursuit of excellence.”

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Fine Homebuilding and Zip System™ Building Enclosures Partner To Perform Live Shop Class–Style Window-Installation Demos At NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas

Live demos to take place Tuesday, January 21, from 1:00pm-3:00pm PST and Wednesday, January 22, from 10:00am-12:00pm PST at Huber Engineered Woods Prove It Tour Stage (Booth #P27) at IBS, Las Vegas, NV(PRWeb January 16, 2020)Read the full story at

Digital Transformation Leader AHEAD Announces 2020 Partner Award Winners

“We are excited to recognize Cisco/AppDynamics, HashiCorp and Dell Technologies at our inaugural partner awards program,” said Tom Pohlmann, EVP of Customer Success and CMO, AHEAD. “It’s rewarding to work with those who share our core principles and we look forward to our continued mutual success.”

CHICAGO (PRWEB) January 16, 2020
AHEAD, a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, today announced the winners of the 2020 Partner CID Awards. The inaugural awards are based on AHEAD’s core values—collaborate, innovate and drive—and presented to AHEAD partners that went above and beyond to deliver client success through the embodiment of these principles over the course of 2019.
The 2020 AHEAD Partner CID Awards winners are:
Cisco/AppDynamics – “Partners of the Year, Collaboration”
HashiCorp – “Partner of the Year, Innovation”
Dell Technologies – “Partner of the Year, Drive”
“We are excited to recognize Cisco/AppDynamics, HashiCorp and Dell Technologies at our inaugural partner awards program,” said Tom Pohlmann, EVP of Customer Success and CMO, AHEAD. “AHEAD’s strong partner network is comprised of best-in-class providers who are mission-focused on helping enterprise clients thrive in a rapidly changing business environment. It’s rewarding to work with those who share our core principles and we look forward to our continued mutual success.”
A leader in digital business infrastructure, AHEAD sells, implements and supports the offerings of more than 60 technology providers across datacenter infrastructure, public cloud, automation, operations, security and DevOps. Leveraging its robust partner network and deep technology expertise, AHEAD builds holistic solutions tailored to its clients’ unique needs and accelerates digital transformations.
In November 2019, AHEAD merged with Atlanta-based Data Blue while acquiring Sovereign Systems, also of Atlanta. These awards reflect the combined views of these three companies.
To learn more about AHEAD visit,
About AHEAD:AHEAD builds platforms for digital business. By weaving together advances in cloud infrastructure, automation and analytics, and software delivery, we help enterprises deliver on the promise of digital transformation. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter at @ahead.

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Monsoon Blockchain and China's Dixintong Partner to Create Global Blockchain Empire

Press Release – updated: Jan 15, 2020 20:57 EST

NEW YORK, January 15, 2020 ( – Dixintong Technology Group, China’s largest mobile phone distributor, confirmed a ground-breaking partnership with U.S./Asia-based Monsoon Blockchain, a leading cloud-storage technology company. The mega-deal has created the leading-edge provider in intelligent cloud optimization and cloud data storage. It is now the forerunner of innovation in the 5G, telecommunications, photonics, AI, and IoT industries on the blockchain in China.
Monsoon Blockchain will bring forth its cutting-edge technology and industry-specific data and blockchain capabilities to further improve the extent of Dixintong’s business and technology assets. Dixintong, headquartered in Beijing, will enhance Monsoon Blockchain’s international ties, with offices across China., the Chinese e-commerce giant with over 350 million users, recently bought a minority stake in Dixintong’s parent company, Beijing Digital Telecom. Dixintong, founded in 1993, has 3,000 company-owned telecom stores and access to 19,000 franchise stores for distribution. With its major support from China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom, Dixintong went public in Hong Kong in 2014 with major backing and support from Lenovo Group, Qihoo 360, China Telecom and TCL Corporation.
As of September 2019, almost 1.6 billion mobile phone subscriptions had been registered in China. The number of mobile phone subscribers in China has been skyrocketing since 2011, hitting a new landmark of more than 1.25 billion users in April 2014.
According to Donghai Liu, Dixintong’s chairman and founder, the deal with Monsoon Blockchain will allow his firm to explore potential use cases that require both blockchain and other emerging technologies like 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Chairman Liu stated, “There will be great potential for blockchain adoption given the support from the Chinese government and that is one of the biggest reasons why we want to form a partnership with Monsoon Blockchain.”
Monsoon Blockchain’s CEO and founder Dr. Donald Basile added, “When you have that level of endorsement from the government, everything moves much faster.”
China’s official state-run news agency, Xinhua, quoted President Xi embracing the blockchain stating:
“It is essential for blockchain technology to play a bigger role in building China’s strength in cyberspace, developing the digital economy and advancing the economic and social development.”
According to a report from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, the estimated domestic 5G market could be worth RMB 1.1 trillion by 2025. This will contribute 3.2% of China’s gross national product expansion. The addition of blockchain technology to manage and expand those systems has the potential to increase those market estimates.
According to the market research report published by P&S Intelligence, the global blockchain devices market share was valued at $0.3 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach $23.5 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 48.7% during the forecast period (2020-2030).
Chinese banks have been rapidly adopting blockchain technologies. China Construction Bank, one of the largest Chinese commercial banks, has increased its trade finance blockchain platform with new capabilities, including cross-chain and inter-bank transactions, as trading volume surpassed $53 billion. The deputy governor of the People’s Bank of China announced that one of its blockchain initiatives has processed volumes of more than RMB 70 billion ($9.8 billion).
The value of business-to-business and cross-border payments carried out on blockchain systems is estimated to exceed $4.4 trillion by 2024, after reaching $171 billion this year. Top Chinese tech giants such as Alibaba and Baidu have also launched their own projects to integrate blockchain with cloud services.
Monsoon Blockchain technology has been adopted by major Fortune 500 IT enterprise companies, such as IBM and Oracle. The partnership with Dixintong will build out a consumer-oriented framework, bringing users into its blockchain protocol. Dr. Basile said the deal will give Monsoon access to billions of users in China to reach a larger scale, which would be otherwise impossible in the U.S.
Dr. Donald Basile is a pioneer in data storage as the former Chairman and CEO of Fusion IO, which is known for playing a significant role in implementing the cloud systems at Apple and Facebook. Monsoon recently added board member Ken Goldman, President of Hillspire (former Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s Family Office) and former CFO of Yahoo and Fortinet.
For more information about the company, its capabilities and this partnership, visit ​
Contact:​Charlie Terenzio, Director of Earned Media Strategy at Newswire​
Source: Newswire

Aaron Gette Joins West Agile Labs as CTO and Partner

Press Release – updated: Jan 15, 2020 08:00 EST

SAN FRANCISCO, January 15, 2020 ( – West Agile Labs, a San Francisco based digital product agency, announced that Aaron Gette will join the company as Chief Technology Officer and Partner, effective immediately. He will work closely with founder/CEO Pramod.
Aaron joins West Agile Labs with 20+ years of IT industry experience, having worked with Fortune 500 companies and startups in California. Aaron was most recently the Chief Information Officer of the Bay Club (2013-2018) where he developed and delivered the strategic road-map that effectively took a 40-year-old business through a digital transformation resulting in the sale to private equity partners KKR. His team supported 5000+ employees and 200,000+ members, taking both groups through a multi-year innovation journey. Aaron’s efforts at the Bay Club drove them to be an industry leader around digital transformation and innovation, earning awards from UCLA IS Associates (2015) and GDS International (2016).
“I couldn’t be more excited to join West Agile Labs. Their focus on building best-in-breed and engaging digital products for partner companies is next to none. They are uniquely positioned globally and leverage the experience of their leadership team in San Francisco with software development resources offshore to add unprecedented value to partner companies. I will join the San Francisco office where together we will continue to bring substantiated value and proven success to enterprises and startups,” said Aaron.
Aaron has delivered CIO and CTO level leadership, and has built and managed high functioning teams to lead the successful growth and exit of companies. His expertise is in building data-driven business, and leading enterprise cloud transformation initiatives, converting traditional IT infrastructure into revenue generating powerhouses.
At West Agile Labs, Aaron will help define global IT and engineering strategy, bridging both delivery and business operations. In addition, Aaron will oversee ideation, design and implementation of the company’s technology road map, both for internal teams and for West Agile Labs customers.
“We are super excited to welcome Aaron. His unique skill of having worked with enterprise and early-stage companies bring a valuable perspective to our growing client base. Aaron’s experience and charisma helps us attract and retain the best clients and talent, both integral to growing a leading digital product agency,” said Pramod, CEO at West Agile Labs.
About West Agile Labs
West Agile Labs is a Digital Product Agency offering Design, Development and Consulting services to both startups and enterprises. They are headquartered in San Francisco with delivery centers in Poland and India. West Agile Labs has designed and developed 300+ products for startups and enterprise customers since inception. They help companies by providing the perfect blend of onshore and offshore services allowing them to build high-quality applications that scale and exceed standards.
Their marquee customer base includes 7 YCombinator startups, 3 500-Startups backed companies, and 5 Fortune 500 companies. West Agile Labs believes in building great products, fostering close relationships, and helping grow incredible companies with human-centric digital solutions.
Source: West Agile Labs

zSpace and MEL Science Partner to Bring Chemistry Concepts to Life for Millions of Students through Augmented and Virtual Reality

Student learning about elements in MEL Chemistry on the zSpace AR/VR Laptop. Image shows electron orbitals in blue.

“What makes AR and VR learning experiences so effective is the ability for students to experiment and explore real scenarios that provide a path to future education and career opportunities,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of zSpace.

MIAMI (PRWEB) January 15, 2020
Today at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), zSpace Inc., Silicon Valley-based edtech provider, and MEL Science, London-based VR and hands-on learning science education specialists, announced a partnership to bring MEL Science’s curriculum-based chemistry courses to zSpace’s augmented and virtual (AR/VR) education platform.
This partnership delivers the MEL Chemistry application and lesson plans to millions of students around the world, expanding content available to zSpace users. As of today, 10 activities for middle school and 39 for high school are available through MEL Chemistry, including lessons and makerspace labs that provide open-ended creation opportunities and hands-on learning activities.
With MEL Chemistry on zSpace, students use AR and VR to experience being inside pure substances, mixtures, and even atoms. MEL Chemistry provides an engaging visualization and explanation of chemistry concepts – from atoms to molecules, including the periodic table, gas laws, and isomerism. This hands-on learning and technology bolstered approach to education enables students to unlock deeper levels of engagement and understanding of chemistry concepts.
“We are delighted to be partnering with zSpace to bring chemistry lessons to life for millions of students. At MEL Science, we are passionate about using the latest innovative technology to enrich education for young people, and embracing interactive VR is a great way for students to build an intuitive understanding,” said Vassili Philippov, CEO of MEL Science.
“What makes AR and VR learning experiences so effective is the ability for students to experiment and explore real scenarios that provide a path to future education and career opportunities,” said Paul Kellenberger, CEO of zSpace. “Our partnership with MEL Science delivers exciting lessons, simulations and experiments that will inspire future chemists and scientists.”
zSpace will be at FETC in Miami, January 15 – 17, 2020, demonstrating MEL Chemistry in booth 1002.
About MEL ScienceMEL Science is a science education platform combining hands-on and interactive digital resources for home and school use. Its new VR Chemistry app is the virtual reality component of this, and takes invisible atomic and molecular level chemistry concepts and makes them visible, and in turn, understandable experiences at a human scale. Students can ‘fly’ inside various molecules, build their own in an atomic level makerspace and take quick quizzes to test understanding. Making abstract concepts intuitive is one of the highest value use cases for VR and MEL has developed an effective learning resource, proven to engage students and improve test scores. MEL is built on our belief that real learning is understanding fundamental processes, rather than cramming yourself with isolated pieces of knowledge.
About zSpacezSpace® powers the global delivery of spatial content. A privately held, venture-backed company located in San Jose, California, it has more than 50 patents. zSpace has already disrupted the education market – more than a million students have benefited from learning with zSpace. Its technology also has applications in healthcare, entertainment, shopping, social media, gaming and more. zSpace was named “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, Inc., “Best in Show at ISTE” by Tech & Learning Magazine for three consecutive years and ranked two years in a row on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies. Visit, or follow @zSpace on Twitter.

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Seclore and Altien Partner to Persistently Secure Legal Documents for IBM FileNet

Seclore’s browser-based Data-Centric Security combined with Altien Legal Matter Manager enables organizations to automatically secure external collaboration.
Press Release – updated: Jan 15, 2020 01:00 PST

Milpitas, CA, January 15, 2020 ( – Seclore, provider of the industry’s first, open Data-Centric Security Platform, and Altien, provider of an advanced, legal matter management solution that enables organizations to manage and utilize legal information more effectively, today announced their partnership to bring best-of-breed security and collaboration to corporate legal departments. Driven by growing data privacy and security requirements that require organizations to protect and track information within and beyond corporate legal departments, even after it is downloaded, the two companies have fully integrated their category-leading solution technologies.
By adding Seclore Rights Management to Altien Legal Matter Manager (built upon the IBM FileNet Platform), corporate legal department employees can automatically apply granular usage controls to all types of legal documentation as they are shared.  These usage controls, or ‘rights,’ follow the files even when they are downloaded and being worked upon, controlling exactly how, where, and when sensitive legal documentation can be utilized by authorized recipients.
“Increased regulation and risk management of matter processes are driving the need to effectively and securely deal with increasing volumes of information across people, devices, locations, and geographies,” said Allen Morgan, Founder & CTO, at Altien. “After considering several data-centric security offerings we chose Seclore due to its browser-based technology, broad file and device support, and unmatched ease of integration.”
“Data security and privacy continue to be a top concern for any organization, and we are excited to partner with Altien to deliver persistent, data-centric security and tracking for their current and future Legal Matter Manager customers worldwide,” said Vishal Gupta, CEO, Seclore. “With the seamless integration of Seclore Rights Management with Altien, businesses can rest assured that corporate legal information downloaded and shared via Altien can be controlled and tracked wherever and however it travels.”
To learn more about Seclore and request a product demo, visit
About Seclore:Seclore offers the market’s first open, browser-based Data-Centric Security Platform, which gives organizations the agility to utilize best-of-breed solutions to discover, identify, protect, and track the usage of data wherever it goes, both within and outside of the organization’s boundaries. The ability to automate the data-centric security process enables organizations to fully protect information with minimal friction and cost. Over 2000 companies in 29 countries are using Seclore to achieve their data security, governance, and compliance objectives.
Contact:Lynne Courts​VP of Global Marketing​Seclore​​(650)
Source: Seclore