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MarTech Interview with Jo Kinsella, Chief Revenue Officer and EVP at TVSquared

"Today, the definition of “TV” means linear and digital video. Since the advertising industry has traditionally operated in silos, it began segmenting digital and linear TV into separate buckets." Could you tell us about your role and journey within the marketing industry? What inspired you to join TVSquared? The majority of my professional career was spent in the FinTech space – an industry that trailblazed the use of Big Data analytics. I was introduced to the world of TV advertising after Calum Smeaton, TVSquared’s CEO,…

5 Revelations from LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report that Should Excite a MarTech CMO

This week, LinkedIn released the third edition of their annual 2020 Emerging Jobs Report for the US. This US emerging trends report makes startling revelations on the unique job avenues and opportunities within the fast-growing 'data economy'. LinkedIn's annual report for 2020 pushes the bar higher for MarTech CMOs who would benefit from this well-examined emerging jobs report, identifying with top 15 jobs in the US that have emerged in the last five years. The emerging workforce trends in the space of Marketing, Sales, …

TechBytes with Gian LaVecchia, SVP Brand Partnerships at DoubleVerify

Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at DoubleVerify? At DoubleVerify, I’m currently the SVP, Brand Partnerships and Advertiser Sales for the Americas, including both operational and strategic leadership responsibilities across North and South America. DoubleVerify has experienced phenomenal growth over the last several years and has consistently demonstrated a pattern of true product excellence and superb customer service. I was brought in to the organization to help further fuel that…

MarTech Interview with Josko Grljevic, Chief Transformation Officer at Talon Outdoor

"Making interactions with technology intuitive and simple is absolutely essential to driving user adoption" You have a long track-record of successfully working in and managing diverse business teams. How did you arrive at Talon and what attracted you to the OOH Advertising ecosystem? The Out of Home (OOH) market is at a very exciting juncture. Digitization has brought a step-change in innovation and growth, but there are still significant challenges that need to be overcome, and a huge appetite to effect change quickly.…

TechBytes with Pedro Arellano, VP of Product Marketing at Looker

You have a long track-record of successfully working in and managing diverse Product development teams. How did you arrive at Looker and what attracted you to the BI ecosystem? A database class during my sophomore year in college inspired me to pursue a career in Data and Analytics. The idea that information can be organized and used to make rational, fact-based decisions has always appealed to me personally. I’ve been in this industry for 20+ years so long enough to know when a company is moving in the right direction.…

MarTech Interview with Brian Walker, Chief Strategy Officer at Bloomreach

"Today’s Marketing and Technology leaders have got to get serious about using their data to drive better customer and business outcomes." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? I’ve spent the past 20+ years in the digital commerce space, being fortunate in that time to play many different roles on all sides of the table. I started out being a part of the team that launched one of the first large-scale online apparel businesses, spent time at Amazon and Expedia early on, led commerce technology…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Tyler Simmons, Managing Director APAC at Foursquare

Could you tell us what comes to mind when you look back at the decade, which technologies made the most profound impact on your work and career? For me, the biggest impact has been the proliferation and adoption of mobile phones. Back when I first started working in digital technology, the industry players always commented and even joked that this was going to be the “year of mobile,” but year after year that didn’t materialize. The tracking, targeting, and measurement was very fragmented, and no one really cracked what…

MarTech Interview with Guy Tytunovich, Founder and CEO at CHEQ

"Ad-driven e-commerce should be adopting cybersecurity technologies like behavioral analysis and bot-fingerprinting to allow third-party vendors to look directly at a request." Could you tell us about your journey in technology and how you started at CHEQ? I started my journey in tech back in 2003 when I joined the research wing of the Israeli defense intelligence. I was admitted to a unique program known as “Haman Talpiot,” which is tasked with breeding the next generation of intelligence leadership. I served there for…

TechBytes with Brice Chambraud, Managing Director at Blackbird.AI

Could you tell us about your role and team you handle at Blackbird.ai? I am Managing Director of Blackbird.ai, APAC. As Managing Director, I am responsible for the commercial development of Blackbird.AI’s solutions across the region. From Singapore, the team and I work with multiple stakeholders in the region to provide organizations and society with the trained eye and vigilance needed to defend against disinformation before it causes irreparable harm. Our specific focus on disinformation campaigns stems from the…

MarTech Interview with David Turner, CMO at Sidetrade

"Marketers today are keen to use technology, the trick is to keep the focus on the outcomes and measurable benefits – not technology for its own sake!" You have a long track-record of successfully working in and managing diverse business teams. How did you arrive at Sidetrade? Having run EMEA Marketing for a US tech company for the last 4 years, I was looking for a European-based scale-up where I could be at the heart of the business – building a global Marketing Operation but also part of the Executive team driving…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Scott Webb, CEO at Avionos

Could you tell us how eCommerce technologies have changed in the last 12-18 months? Over the past 12-18 months, eCommerce technologies have become increasingly streamlined with customer experiences, putting an emphasis on blending both online and in-store experiences. This means that more suppliers are improving communication across touchpoints so each experience is informed by one another, presenting a consistent experience with the brand and 360-degree picture of each customer. While Omnichannel strategies have been…

MarTech Interview with Hugh Fletcher, Global Head of Consultancy and Innovation at Wunderman Thompson Commerce

"B2B marketers must be more knowledgeable about their customers as they must target them as workers, decision-makers, and consumers" Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at your company? When it comes to the future of commerce, many organizations are just not thinking far enough ahead – they are too ‘heads-down’ thinking about this week’s, this month’s or maybe this year’s figures. But while they are ‘heads-down’, some major players in the market are very much ‘heads up’ – and are defining …

TechBytes with Robert McGovern, CEO at PreciseTarget

What inspired you to start PreciseTarget? It all started with a question: why don't all retailers personalize their e-commerce experience? The journey led me to understand that retailers have sparse data about their customers. For example, the largest non-Amazon apparel retailer averages only two items sold per customer, per year. If you only buy a sweater and a pair of socks from a merchant, it barely knows you. Compare this with Amazon, which is selling over 100 items per year to its prime customers. PreciseTarget's…

MarTech Interview with Parker Morse, Founder and CEO at H Code

"Marketing campaigns can target audiences more effectively and address differences between segments with the right tools and knowledge." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Media and Marketing? Technological advancements like the internet, smartphones, mobile applications, and streaming services transformed the media industry and influenced my own journey into Media and Marketing. I knew that digital would be at the forefront of progress, so I chose to start my career in Investment Banking in the digital…

TechBytes with Daniel Winterstein, Co-Founder at Good-Loop

Looking back at the year 2019, how did it unfurl for you and the AdTech industry? 2019 has been a turbulent year in AdTech. At the time of writing, Facebook is staring down four separate antitrust investigations, Apple is polishing its privacy credentials by cracking down on cookie workarounds and the six months the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) gave the AdTech industry to get its real-time bidding house in order is almost up. Given this backdrop, the year 2020 could be very challenging for every AdTech…

MarTech Interview with Dennis Becker, Chairman and CEO at Mobivity

"I think that the misperception of AI is that it’s general and not understood that it’s specific." Could you tell us about your role and journey into technology? My role as CEO is self-explanatory. My journey into technology started at a very young age and that was the start of a lifelong love affair with technology. I had a genuine curiosity on how everything worked and started programming at a very early age.  As I got older, I was fortunate enough to study Computer Science during the dot-com era. From there, I started…

Salesforce Reveals Record-Breaking $31 Billion in U.S. Cyber Week Digital Sales

Salesforce has reported US Cyber Week Online Sales have Shattered Records Amid a Shorter Holiday Season Insights reveal U.S. Thanksgiving Day e-commerce revenue up 16 percent, Black Friday up 14 percent and Cyber Monday up 11 percent AI drove up to 9 percent of global digital orders on Thanksgiving Mobile devices globally drove 73 percent of all digital traffic and 55 percent of all orders across Cyber Week Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, today released its Cyber Week insights, unveiling a record $31…

Uberflip’s SnapApp Acquisition Welds Personalized Content with Lead Qualification

Uberflip has acquired SnapApp; Acquisition further strengthens Uberflip’s ability to drive demand and revenue through personalized content experiences; company opens first U.S. office in Boston to accelerate growth Martech RADAR leader and a leading content personalization and experience platform (CEP), Uberflip has signed off on an agreement to buy SnapApp. Today, Uberflip announced the company’s acquisition of SnapApp. SnapApp is a martech solution company that helps marketers deliver the leads sales wants. By joining…

TechBytes with Priya Patel Dockerty, Marketing Director UKI and Nordics at Magnolia

Could you tell us about your role and journey into technology? I’ve worked in technology for over 12 years but before that, my career started client-side with a creative flair as a graphic designer at IKEA. I’ve always had an interest in joining a start-up and to experience the thrill of the constant challenge. My determination led me to begin a journey into successful Silicon Valley start-ups where I headed up the EMEA Marketing division. The move from design to Marketing seemed like a very natural transition. I love…

MarTech Interview with Steve Gershik, CMO at inRiver

"As organizations use AI and Data to stay relevant to their buyers in real-time, they need Automation to ensure they are being fully adaptive to meet those needs. " Could you tell us about your role and journey into B2B Marketing Technology? It’d be my pleasure. I've been in B2B Marketing for 21 years now. The last 15 of which have been in and around primarily SaaS companies. My journey into the miasma of Marketing Technology solutions started about 15 or 16 years ago with a company called Nuance Communications and in a…