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JDA ‘Makes Retail Seamless’ at NRF’s Big Show 2020 Showcasing the Power of AI and ML

JDA highlights real AI and innovation at work with customers IKEA Food, Loblaw, Marks & Spencer, Harris Teeter, Save A Lot and more As the retail industry evolves at breakneck pace, JDA Software, Inc., is powering seamless retail experiences by leveraging the retail industry’s only AI-powered, end-to-end platform at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show, January 12-15, 2020 in New York City. In addition to demonstrations showing the complete capabilities of JDA’s AI/ML-powered Luminate platform, JDA will host…

MarTech Interview with Alexandr Galkin, Co-Founder and CEO at Competera

"AI can process millions of data points, detect the correlation between them, see the patterns no one can see, and use all of these to offer proper insights for the right decisions." Could you let us know your journey into technology? What inspired you to start Competera? I’ve always wanted to get away from my past in Consultancy. I remember how it took consultants a lot of time and money to generate the same price and promo recommendations based on econometrics, mathematical statistics and sales forecast for different…

CleverTap Presents “Inspiring Women” Video Series

User Engagement and Retention Leader Shines Light on Women Technology Leaders in Leading Up to International Women's Day CleverTap, a leading AI-powered customer lifecycle and user retention platform, is celebrating the success of women leaders in technology with "Inspiring Women," a new interview-based video campaign. Running through International Women's Day on March 8, 2020, the series will highlight the stories, journeys, setbacks, and learnings of thirteen of today's women leaders in marketing, showcasing their…

MarTech Interview with Sovan Bin, CEO and Founder at Odaseva

"It is really important for large companies to enhance data protection in the Cloud and address the compliance side at the forefront of data privacy, since regulation often moves faster than technology." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start Odaseva? I think the initial start of this company was my role as a Software Architect - working to implement Salesforce. Schneider Electric requested a study on how to bring the maturity of the data processes from the on-prem environment to…

CES 2020 Exhibitor Profiles: Razer to zGlue

CES, the world’s largest gathering for the consumer technology industry, takes place January 7–10, 2020 in Las Vegas. Business Wire is the official news wire partner for CES. Marketing Technology News: Adjust Becomes First Mobile Measurement Partner in Unity’s Verified Solutions Partner Program Listed below are exhibitor profiles for Razer to zGlue. Company: Razer Booth: 21000 Ticker Symbol & Exchange: HK.1337 (SEHK - Hong Kong Stock Exchange) Web: www.razer.com Twitter:…

CCPA is Effective and Most Companies Are Not Compliant

BIGtoken Provides New Path to Ad Targeting With Opt-In Data  SRAX, Inc., a digital marketing and consumer data management technology company, offers a California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliant data set. CCPA became effective on January 1, 2020, and according to major news sources most companies are not yet compliant or prepared for the impact CCPA will have. The use of third-party data is threatened by the CCPA as it will greatly affect what data can be used for targeting purposes. This means first-party data…

TechBytes with Julie Lemieux, VP of Product Design at Sigma Computing

Tell us about your role and journey into Technology.    I am the VP of Product Design at Sigma Computing, which means I oversee the design and user experience of our product. Right now, I am hyper-focused on gathering as much feedback from our customers as possible, so I can continue to improve how they interact with Sigma. I majored in American History for my undergrad and spent a great deal of my free time in the Computer Science labs. After graduation, I was trying to figure out what to do and my dad encouraged me…

MarTech Interview with Eric Vardon, CEO at Morphio

"The important part when not falling into a trend, is to stick with what you know while aiming to cut through and connect to your audience." Could you tell us about your journey in technology and how you started at Morphio? Since the early 80’s and my first Atari Computer, I have been a closet nerd that loves progressive technology. In the founding days of building one of  North America's fastest-growing Marketing Technology agencies, it became apparent that the size and complexity of Digital Marketing spending was…

TechBytes with Anna Kuzmenko, COO at Fiksu DSP

Tell us about your journey in technology. What inspired you to join Fiksu? I guess I’m always looking for that next challenge. I started out as a Content Writer at an international product company, but, over the years, I’ve held varied positions, mainly having to do with product development. My key responsibilities were to manage projects, as well as to ensure their sustainable growth by promoting them in the US, Latin America, and other markets. It was always an exciting journey of working side by side with Developers,…

MarTech Interview with Marika Roque, COO at KERV Interactive

"Experience and engagement are going to be all about making things more accessible and easier for consumers while benefiting marketers – not the other way around." Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at KERV. This is a tough question as I manage the full operation of the company from strategy, to sales to planning and activation to data and product. My current focus is on making sure the way we are currently packaging up our technology matches with what the market is looking for while also building…

Informatica Appoints Amit Walia as Chief Executive Officer

Tracey Newell's Role Expanded and Vineet Walia Promoted to Executive Vice President Company Provides Update on Preliminary 2019 Financial Performance as Informatica Enters Next Phase of Growth with More than $1 Billion in Recurring Revenue Informatica®, the enterprise cloud data management leader, announced that its Board of Directors has named Amit Walia Chief Executive Officer.  Amit succeeds Anil Chakravarthy, who is stepping down from his role as CEO after leading the Company during a period of meaningful…

Cadent Acquires 4INFO, Expands Cross-Screen TV Capabilities for National Advertisers

The Acquisition Enhances Cadent's Ability to Orchestrate TV Advertising Across Linear, Addressable STB, and OTT/CTV Formats Cadent, the advanced TV platform company, announced the acquisition of 4INFO to expand its cross-screen solutions for national advertisers with advanced audience targeting, and over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV) video buying capabilities. The ability to orchestrate traditional and next generation TV campaigns is core to any modern advertising campaign. However, advertisers are challenged with…

The Performance Case for Real-Time Identity

When the next edition of any given Marketing textbook publishes, direct-to-consumer brands will have written the majority of the new pages. As marketers, we’re obsessed with these disruptive players and the seeming freshness and simplicity of their consumer connections. But the differences between DTC brands and today’s legacy players aren’t nearly as night-and-day as we pretend. In painting DTC brands as something entirely new and innovative, we’ve created false distinctions between the Marketing tools that define these…

Resolution No.1 for 2020: Avoid Falling into the CCPA Leghold Trap

Aptly so, the first editorial piece of the Year 2020 is about the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  We are tracking its mandates and how businesses cope with the new regulation for the next 6-8 months.*  California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) officially came into action from 1 January 2020. With barely hours since its kick-off, a majority of the US businesses are still trying to standardize their CCPA data privacy guidelines. Those with a strong grip on the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may have a…

MarTech Interview with Etai Beck, CEO at Folloze

"If you want to be successful either in Marketing or Sales, you have to provide actual value to every prospect and every customer each time you have a touch point with them." Hi Etai. Welcome back to MarTech Series. Can you tell us about your most memorable moments in MarTech from 2011-2019? Professionally, the most amazing thing that happened to me during that time was Co-founding Folloze in 2013 and building it into an innovative and successful company. In addition to creating an important product that solves a very…

Cerence Introduces My Car, My Voice – New Voice Clone Solution to Personalize the In-Car Voice Assistant

AI-powered capability lets people create a custom voice – their own, a loved one or a friend – for their mobility assistant Cerence Inc., AI for a world in motion, introduced My Car, My Voice, a revolutionary product that lets people create custom voices for their in-car assistants. Cerence’s voice clone technology is a game-changing innovation for the world of in-car voice assistants, which typically come with a set of pre-determined voice options. Now, with this new Cerence innovation, people can quickly and easily…

MarTech Interview with Patrick Moorhead, CMO at Pricefx

"SaaS is the future of data analytics.SaaS architecture enables data to become real-time and to become useful, and immediately applicable to real business conditions – our software is intentionally designed to do just that." How exciting is the current SaaS ecosystem today? SaaS is literally on fire – its a very exciting time, particularly in the pricing space. Pricefx was truly the first cloud native solution to enter the B2B pricing space, and at the time most in the industry were sceptical, saying there was no way…

Druva Selects PathFactory To Accelerate Lead Nurturing, Reduce Marketing Friction

Repeat Customer Thomas Been Implements Pathfactory to Support Druva’s Hypergrowth PathFactory announced that Druva, the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, selected PathFactory to accelerate lead nurturing and reduce marketing friction. The company’s chief marketing officer, Thomas Been, implemented PathFactory as a critical piece of his team’s marketing technology stack shortly after joining Druva. “As Druva’s new CMO, I need to implement technologies that help our team work smarter, optimize the performance…

MarTech Interview with Aimee Irwin, VP of Strategy, Experian

"While many marketers have first-party data, in order to get a complete view of the customer, third-party data is required to connect the dots." Tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology. How did you arrive at Experian? I began my career consulting for technology and telecommunications clients and quickly saw how technology was changing behavior and making life better for consumers. I left consulting to work in the Marketing Technology industry and recognized early on that digital and mobile were the…

SmartGift Announces Breakout Year For Instant Mobile Gifting

Consumers Flock to Send with SmartGift to Remove the Stress from Gift Shopping as the Service Finds Widespread Consumer Adoption SmartGift, the fastest growing gift-based e-Commerce and data platform, announced a record breaking holiday season as year on year transaction volume increased by 672%. The brand selection for consumers to choose gifts from increased to over 35 across apparel both luxury and aspirational, electronics, performance gear, jewelry, homeware, gourmet food and watches, and includes top brands including…