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Publishing Industry Veteran Byron Laws Joins KiwiTech 

Byron brings content and digital expertise to his role as SVP, Strategic Partnerships
Washington, DC - February 2, 2015

KiwiTech, a leading provider of mobile and web solutions, announced today that Byron Laws, will be joining KiwiTech as Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships. Byron will be directly involved in the strategic direction and expansion of KiwiTech’s web and mobile technology solutions across publishing and other industries. Byron currently serves on the board of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) as Treasurer, and co-chairs the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Marketing Committee.

“I am thrilled that Byron will be joining the KiwiTech team and am looking forward to working with him again,” said Rakesh Gupta, Founder and CEO of KiwiTech. “Byron helped build Aptara into a market leader, delivering innovative digital solutions to publishers. At KiwiTech, he will work with us as we bring exciting web and mobile innovations to publishers and enterprises. Byron has shown himself to be an extraordinary leader throughout his career and we are pleased to have him join our team.” 

“I am honored to join KiwiTech and look forward to working with the strategic partnership team to bring new digital technologies to the publishing industry,” said Byron. “I have always appreciated the impact that technology solutions have on businesses today and believe I can contribute greatly to the company’s continued success and leadership.”

About KiwiTech
KiwiTech provides end-to-end digital technology solutions across a wide range of industries, including publishing, healthcare, media & entertainment, education, financial services and government. Leveraging world-class design capability, and extensive expertise with content and databases, KiwiTech enables companies to seamlessly add mobile to their technology stack, ensuring instant access to information – anytime, anywhere and on any device. KiwiTech has quickly gained recognition as an innovator by investing in numerous start-ups and partnering with large enterprises.  KiwiTech is based in Washington DC, with offices in New York, San Francisco and New Delhi.

About Byron Laws
Byron Laws has been working in the publishing industry for nearly 20 years. Most recently, Byron headed the scholarly publishing division of PreMedia Global, a publishing services firm with headquarters in Chennai, India.  Byron got his start in publishing in the mid-90s, beginning with a position at Ovid Technologies (now part of Wolters Kluwer Health). He then spent nearly a decade at Aptara (formerly TechBooks), where he was Vice President-Sales for the professional/scholarly division. Byron has worked with publishers of all types in preparing content for both print and online delivery.  Byron is a publishing insider who regularly participates in industry events. Byron was in electronic publishing when eBooks weren’t cool, speaks XML fluently and enjoys cooking, fishing and traveling in his spare time.