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MarTech Interview with Abhay Singhal, CEO at InMobi Marketing Cloud

"Brands need to be more proactive about providing value to consumers and ensuring they can exceed their needs rapidly at every stage of the buying journey." Journey into Tech Hi Abhay, tell us about your journey in technology. You are a pioneer in the Mobile AdTech market. What inspired you to start with InMobi? Back in 2007, we had a feeling that mobile phones were going to be big. We wanted to start something of our own, so we took a bet and dove headfirst into Mobile Advertising. The rest, as they say, is history.…

50 “Most Loved” Technology Platforms You Should Know About

It's Valentine's Week and we are all set to showcase the winners of TrustRadius' Most Loved Award winners. The B2B marketers and sales professionals write product reviews and recommendations to demonstrate their relationship with the various MarTech, SalesTech and Customer Support they use to manage their tasks and meet customers. And, these reviews help Martech and Salestech product development teams improve their overall product experience and customer support. This is an infographic featuring the Top 50 “Most Loved”…

TechBytes with Julien Escande, Commercial Director at Quadrant.io

"AI would be able to quickly and continuously identify and remove bad data and ensure that only the best and most accurate data is being used for products and services in our industry." Hi Julien, tell us about your role and journey into Technology. I am the Commercial Director at Quadrant, a Singapore-based company that meets demand for authenticated, high-quality, mobile location-based data through technology. I manage the commercial aspects at Quadrant including driving data solutions for businesses who use…

MarTech Interview with Harry Chemko, CEO and Co-Founder at Elastic Path

"Marketing and Sales alignment is important but, I think many organizations confuse transparency with successful alignment in a common, shared goal." Journey into Tech Hi Harry, tell us about your journey in technology. You are a pioneer in the Headless Commerce technology market. What inspired you to start with Elastic Path? When we first started Elastic Path, we were building custom applications for clients but a few years in, we realized there was a huge trend developing for brands to sell online. When we looked at…

TechBytes with Nir Feldman, SVP of Engineering at Kenshoo

"Currently, most marketers use third-party measurement. I expect brands to increasingly take ownership of their own data (first-party measurement) using tools provided by tech companies." Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Kenshoo I am leading a super talented group of Engineers building all Kenshoo products. Our Engineering organization is organized in independent full-stack development teams that continuously deliver business value to our clients. Women make up nearly 50% of our R&D…

MarTech Interview with Tom Smith, Founder and CEO at GlobalWebIndex

"Marketing Automation is baked into our own marketing processes, however, it’s no short cut for real people working with prospects and customers in a non-scalable way." Tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology. What inspired you to start GlobalWebIndex? I had previously worked in a Market Research role at a large global advertising agency. My job was to help clients understand who they should target their Marketing at, why and how to reach them. I utilized all the industry research and data sets…

MarTech Interview with David Benigson, CEO at Signal AI

"Augmented Intelligence is not only the weapon and shield of the future, but also the greatest human success story of the 21st century." Hi David, tell us about your role and journey into technology. My journey into technology wasn’t a conventional one! My career began in law, and I recall spending thousands of hours reviewing contractual documents in order to isolate specific information. Similarly, my parents run a successful executive search business where a key task is curating content for their daily…

TechBytes with Stephanie Klimaszewski, VP of Marketing at Aki Technologies

"Personalization tech powers regional call outs, product recommendations, local inventory counts and maps that drive foot traffic and sales." What are some of the changes you’re seeing in retail and how are they impacting consumer behavior? Retailers these days are easing the tension between mobile and brick-and-mortar. Brick-and-mortar stores are addressing the issue of showrooming—when people visit a store to look at a product and then buy it online elsewhere for a lower price— by pricing their merchandise…

MarTech Interview with Angie Mistretta, CMO at AppDynamics

"Purchasing and interactive decisions made on mobile apps and online will be largely determined by the quality of the digital experience in 2020 and beyond." Journey into Tech Hi Angie, tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at AppDynamics? I started in Tech Marketing early in my career. Moving from Telecom to Video conferencing and then Cisco (via the Tandberg acquisition). The move to AppDynamics was a great next step. I wanted to work in a high growth business…

TechBytes with Erich Litch, President and COO at 2Checkout

“Today most providers stitch a bunch of disparate systems together to get the capabilities they need to offer, but next-generation platforms are gaining ground, becoming the ultimate disrupters.” Digital Transformation journeys are getting complex and advanced with new technologies. Which technologies do you keenly follow and work with? As you can imagine, in our field, digital comes first. We are not only a digital commerce platform, digital goods sales are also a big focus for us. I am very interested in and I…

MarTech Interview with Carl Tsukahara, CMO at Optimizely

"AI and Machine Learning have the potential to enhance the value of the Marketing tech stack and even how we approach Traditional Marketing strategy." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start at Optimizely? At Optimizely, I work with a very talented team of Marketing, Sales Development, and Communications professionals to help tell the story of a startup that encourages its customers to embrace a culture of experimentation. In my 25-year career, I’ve kept a tight focus on helping…

A Granular Breakdown of the YouTube Ad Revenue in 2019

Alphabet has announced annual revenue earned from YouTube, Google Search, and other Google products in its Q4 2019 financial statement. By declaring YouTube advertising's annual and quarterly revenue, the Company has reinstilled faith in its investors, technology owners, and marketing partners. In 2019, YouTube advertising earned Alphabet close to $15 Billion, up from $11.15 Billion in 2018. By 2025, we should expect YouTube ad revenue to almost double. Its Cloud sibling, Google Cloud Platform earned $9 Billion in…

Hmmm, So Google Cloud Platform Earned the Company $8.92 Billion as Revenues in 2019

Will Google Cloud Platform Manage to Overtake YouTube Ad Revenue by 2025? Most likely... But, the competition for Alphabet lies elsewhere. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is still trying to catch up with the leaders in the Cloud Computing business such as AWS, Oracle, Alibaba, and others. But, things could dramatically change for Google the next 3-4 years for Google, especially with CEO and Chairman Sundar Pichai at the helm. In the latest financial statement, Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. has declared its net worth…

Evergage Jumps into the Salesforce Economy; Bought to Improve Hyper-Personalization in Sales

In what we can call the first major MarTech acquisition of 2020, Salesforce acquired Evergage, the makers of Omnichannel personalization and customer experience software solutions. Evergage's CEO and Co-founder Karl Wirth announced the Salesforce deal through a blog on his company website. Why Salesforce Bought Evergage? Last year, Evergage's competitor Monetate was acquired by Kibo. At that time, we had predicted that companies that make Content Personalization engines, CDPs and Mobile Marketing tools would cause a…

Zendesk Relate 2020: Come Join The Most CX-y Show on the Planet!

Knowing how past events hosted by Zendesk have played out, it’s not too hard to imagine that Zendesk Relate 2020 is one of the most-awaited Customer Experience (CX) events to kick off in 2020! Two reasons why we say so--- First, Relate is Zendesk’s global user conference spanning three days from 3 March to 5 March. Apart from the usual confab on trends in CX and CRM technologies, we have a whole track on certifications and a deep dive into the nitty-gritties of CX to look forward to. Second, the venue is South…

MarTech Interview with Tiago Paiva, CEO at Talkdesk

"The era of an unintelligent contact center is over and, for that reason, AI must be the core of a contact center operation." Tiago, tell us about your role and journey into technology. I started Talkdesk right after college. I was 24-years-old and had just completed my Master’s in Engineering. My life eight years ago in Portugal was much different than it is now; I was working from my parents’ house, trying to find a way to make money to support myself. One day, I heard of a San Francisco-based company giving away…

TechBytes with Cristina Constandache, Chief Revenue Officer at Rakuten Viber

With Instagram testing “hiding” like counts in the U.S., what alternative approaches can businesses take to engage their customers? Obviously, with Instagram testing the removal of liking a photo, businesses must find new and innovative ways to engage with their customers. Brands can no longer rely on a high number of “like counts” to draw in more engagement. Rather, the best approach is to shift their focus to two-way engagements, digitally communicating in a conversational manner. This approach can seamlessly be…

Data Privacy Day: Selected Quotes and Insights from the Industry Leaders- The Conclusion

Dear readers, this is the concluding part of our Data Privacy Day coverage. We spoke to 50+ data privacy leaders, CEOs, CMOs, and research analysts to gather information about data privacy trends. Our concluding chapter on Data Privacy Data includes insights from-- Adam Solomon, CMO of Lotame Chris Babel, CEO, TrustArc Todd Tran, Chief Strategy Officer lo for Teads Vaibhav Arya, CEO of Media.net Chris Mullaney, Data Protection Officer, UJET Alex Igelsböck, CEO, Adverity Kirit Basu, Head of Product…

TechBytes with Ben Barokas, CEO and Co-founder at Sourcepoint

Most US-based businesses are yet to fully-understand the CCPA guidelines. Tell us about the unique features of CCPA that empower consumers?  The focus of the CCPA is to safeguard data collected from Californian consumers by for-profit organizations handling higher levels of data (at least 50,000 consumers) or grossing over $25 million per year. In line with this, it also provides consumers with the ability to bring a legal case against companies in the event of a data breach; companies won’t be fined for overall lack of…