Tech Tidbits From Around New Hampshire
Virginia firm acquires Nashua’s WBT Systems … and more
The Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire is launching a new policy committee that will focus on technology. The organization, in a press release, said the new committee will “help give member companies and the broader business community a stronger, unified voice on legislative matters.” The committee will hold its first meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 via Zoom. Early policy priority areas include privacy rights, particularly location data services, continued expansion of 5G and broadband, security and cyber breach threats and protections.
The NH Tech Alliance’s next TechWomen Power Breakfast will feature financial advisors Kendra Kearney and Katie Geery, who will discuss financial strategies for women, with a focus on four specific areas that influence financial stress or financial freedom, the social aspect of longer lifespan, the income gap for women life changes that affect balancing multiple roles and responsibilities all impact financial well-being. Learn strategies that will promote financial security and confidence. The breakfast will be held virtually beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8.
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth’s Center for Technology and Behavioral Health has received a five-year renewal grant of more than $7.1 million from The National Institute on Drug Abuse to support its research on drug use and its consequences. Geisel’s dean, Duane A. Compton, said the digital tools developed by the center “provide ongoing innovative approaches to help individuals in need manage their disorder.”
Datron Dynamics of Milford, the North American provider of Datron AG high-speed, precision CNC machines, is marking its 25th anniversary by donating $25,000 worth of cutting tools to 10 educational institutions that have Datron machines in their STEM program. The institutions include the University of New Hampshire and Southern New Hampshire University as well as the University of Oregon, University of Maryland, University of Western Ontario, University of Washington and Université Laval in Quebec. Each will receive a $2,500 voucher to purchase cutting tools for their DATRON machines.
Alexandria, Va.-based Advanced Solutions International has acquired WBT Systemsof Nashua, a learning solutions provider, the company announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. ASI provides subscription-based software and services for associations and nonprofits worldwide. WBT helps organizations expand their online learning portfolio. The company developed TopClass LMS, an education platform. “We’ve had a long and successful partner relationship with ASI, and we’re excited to join the company,” WBT Systems CEO Paul Dooley said in a statement. “We plan to leverage the additional resources behind us to enhance our award-winning learning platform to better serve the needs of all of our clients, including those using iMIS.” WBT will have no change in management, staffing or day-to-day operations, he said.
Appcast, a provider of programmatic recruitment advertising technology and services based in Lebanon, has won a 2021 MarTech Breakthrough Award in the “Best Digital Ad Network” category for its programmatic job advertising exchange, Xcelerate. The annual awards recognize the best companies, technologies, products and services in the global marketing, sales and advertising technology industry.