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San Diego-based Kazuhm, developer of a workload processing platform, received a Product of the Year award at the recent 2019 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, held earlier this month in Las Vegas. Kazuhm was recognized in the IT Networking, Infrastructure and Security category. Kazuhm’s platform allows organizations to recapture existing IT resources and intelligently manage work across a fabric of desktops, data centers and cloud. The user interface helps to limit an organization’s dependence on IT support. The company said benefits include lower IT and cloud costs, enhanced security, improved performance and reduction of latency. NAB Show Product of the Year award winners were selected by a panel of industry experts in 16 categories. To be eligible for an award, nominated products and technologies had to be on display at the 2019 NAB Show for the first time and available for delivery in calendar year 2019.
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L7 Creative, a Carlsbad-based digital brand engagement agency, has hired Derrick Gallego as director of customer engagement. Gallego will help client foster the brand loyalty it takes to make them successful, the company said. Previously, Gallego spent the past 10 years in the financial services industry as a mortgage consultant, banker and service representative with Wells Fargo and USE Credit Union. He graduated from St. Augustine High School (class of 2002).