MarTech Interview with Thomas Zawacki, Chief Digital Officer, Infogroup

"We prepare for an AI-centric world by embracing the best parts of the technology, with a healthy dose of reality about the potential issues with privacy and security." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What galvanized you to join Infogroup? My role is to deliver a ROI for our clients via industry-leading products, and to drive profitable revenue growth for the company. I have found that building valuable products and programs for clients comes from a combination of understanding consumer behavior,…

Instreamatic Announces Agreement with Pandora to Test AI-Powered Interactive Voice Ads

When Deployed, Pandora and Instreamatic.ai Will Enable Fully-Measurable Voice-Enabled Mobile Audio Advertising at Sca Instreamatic.ai, the platform for voice-enabled ads that allows media companies and advertisers to measure, manage, and monetize audio content by utilizing interactive voice AI technology, today announces an agreement to test interactive voice advertising with Pandora, the largest streaming service in the US. “Voice interactivity has already changed the way consumers interact with brands on smart…

Lucidworks Announces Fusion 4.2 With New Predictive Merchandising Feature for Digital Commerce Customers

Lucidworks Releases Updates to Fusion, the AI-Powered Development Platform for Search Applications, Empowering Retailers to Build a Better Digital Shopping Experience Lucidworks, leader in AI-powered search applications, announces the release of Lucidworks Fusion 4.2, the latest version of their development platform that incorporates machine learning and AI technologies into search applications. The release includes increased usability for product owners and domain experts to easily deploy AI-powered solutions to build a…

LogMeIn Opens AI Center of Excellence

New Dedicated AI Research Center Will Add Dozens of Jobs in Israel LogMeIn announced the establishment of the company’s new Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center of Excellence (COE).  Based in Herzliya, Israel, the new center will lead the company’s research, development and advancement efforts in AI, focusing on bringing Natural Language (NLP) and Speech technologies to LogMeIn’s product line-up, including its recently announced GoTo UCC portfolio, its identity and access management portfolio (led by LastPass), and its…

AI, Mixed Reality, Voice and Mindy Kaling Headline Adobe “Summit Sneaks”

Adobe Summit, more than 16,000 attendees will get an up-close look at the latest technology being developed in Adobe’s R&D labs, including AI, mixed reality and voice. Hosted by actress Mindy Kaling, Adobe’s popular “Summit Sneaks” offers an exciting and entertaining look into the future of Adobe innovation. In its eighth year, Sneaks gives Adobe engineers, researchers, product managers and UX designers the opportunity to submit proposals for a chance to present their work at Adobe Summit. Audience favorites have the…

The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 20 Years of Community-led Development “The Apache Way”

World's Largest Open Source Foundation Provides $20b+ Worth of Software for the Public Good at 100% No Cost; Apache Software Used in Every Internet-Connected Country on the Planet The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today its 20th Anniversary, celebrating "The Apache Way" of community-driven development as the key to its success. The world's largest Open Source foundation is home to dozens of…

Criteo Announces the Appointment of Patrick Gallinari to the Criteo AI Lab

Gallinari, A Pioneer in Neural Network Research Across France and Europe, Will Lead a Top Research Team at the Growing Criteo AI Lab in Paris Criteo, the advertising platform for the open Internet, announced, the appointment of Patrick Gallinari, a widely-respected and renowned French researcher, best known for his work with neural networks and precursors of deep learning. Prior to joining the Criteo AI Lab, Gallinari was Director of the Computer Laboratory at the prestigious Sorbonne University In his ten years at…

Sonata Software Makes Strategic Investment in Retail10X, a Silicon Valley-based Retail AI Software-as-Service Platform Company

Sonata Software announced that it has made a strategic investment in Retail10x, a Palo Alto, California Headquartered Retail AI software-as-service platform company. R10x is a Retail AI software-as-service platform for retailers, distributors and consumer packaged goods companies that helps them in: Improving Operational Effectiveness through advanced demand sensing, shrink reduction inventory optimization and merchandizing capabilities. Real-time Supply chain Collaboration. Building Customer Loyalty by helping…

NVIDIA Teams with Amazon Web Services to Bring AI to Millions of Connected Devices

AWS IoT Greengrass Enables NVIDIA Jetson to Seamlessly Deploy AI for Edge Devices NVIDIA announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT on NVIDIA Jetson to enable customers to deploy AI and deep learning to millions of connected devices. This joint solution enables models to be easily created, trained and optimized on AWS, then deployed to Jetson-powered edge devices using AWS IoT Greengrass. The NVIDIA Jetson platform offers AI at the edge with high-performance and power-efficient computing.…

VoiceBase and Tableau Software Partner to Modernize How Speech Analytics Data is Consumed by the Enterprise

VoiceBase, the leading open architecture solution for AI-powered speech analytics, announced a strategic partnership with Tableau Software, the leading visual analytics platform, to transform how enterprises make broad use of speech analytics data. Through this partnership Tableau customers can now lead a digital transformation initiative to extend the benefits of speech analytics beyond the contact center to every department by leveraging VoiceBase's deep learning speech technology, powerful query language, and predictive…

SAS Announces $1 Billion Investment in AI

Commitment Includes New Advanced AI Technologies and Solutions & AI Accelerator Program Offering Skills and Support SAS, driving the future of analytics, is investing $1 billion in AI over the next three years through software innovation, education, expert services and more. The commitment builds on SAS’ already strong foundation in AI which includes advanced analytics, machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing (NLP) and computer vision. Educational programs and expert services will equip business…

TechBytes with Bob Phibbs, CEO, The Retail Doctor

Tell us about your role and how you earned the moniker, “The Retail Doctor.” I am a retail expert, sales trainer and speaker for some of the largest retail brands in the world. Now in my 25th year, I have a proven track record of increasing sales by utilizing the human capital in the stores to engage a stranger, discover the shopper and make a customer. How did you zero in on the idea of launching “The Retail Doctor”? I put myself through college selling shoes. When I graduated, I took a part-time job with a company…

Neurala Launches Brain Builder Platform to Accelerate Creation of Custom Vision AI Solutions

Neurala announced the launch of Brain Builder: an end-to-end SaaS platform to streamline the creation of custom vision AI solutions. By giving organizations an all-in-one tool for data tagging, training, deployment and analysis, Brain Builder makes custom vision AI creation more efficient and accessible for AI beginners and experts alike.  “While investments in AI have increased exponentially in recent years, a staggering 91 percent of organizations still face significant barriers to adoption, including a lack of IT…

RichRelevance Winter ’19 Delivers on Hyper-Personalization to Individualize Shopping Experiences at Scale

Xen AI Auto-Discovers Meaningful Customer Segments and Affinities to Rapidly Identify Under-Performing and Hidden Segments and Detect Opportunities for Increased Revenue RichRelevance, the leader in Experience Personalization, announced innovations that allow digital leaders to apply Deep Learning (DL) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to create the industry’s most memorable, relevant shopping experiences at scale. These latest enhancements to the Personalization Cloud, Hyper-Personalization, advance the industry…

GigaSpaces Announces InsightEdge Data Lake Accelerator, AnalyticsXtreme, for Faster, Smarter, Real-Time Analytics

With 100x Faster Access to Data Lakes, AnalyticsXtreme Accelerates Machine Learning on Real-Time and Historical Data for Smarter Insights with Sub-Second Response Time, at Scale GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, a leading in-memory real-time analytics platform for instant insights to action, announced AnalyticsXtreme, accelerating access to data lakes and data warehouses by up to 100X and simplifying development and deployment of applications for faster time to market on-premise and in the cloud. AnalyticsXtreme…

Instreamatic and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Announce Partnership to Introduce Interactive Voice Ads Across Japan and Asia

Using Instreamatic’s AI-Powered Technology, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Will Create Voice-Enabled Ads for Brands and Place Them with Publishers Leveraging Instreamatic’s Platform Instreamatic.ai, the platform for voice-enabled ads that allows media companies and advertisers to measure, manage, and monetize audio content by utilizing interactive voice AI technology, and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, one of the largest media advertising groups in Japan, announced a new partnership to introduce AI-powered interactive voice…

Taboola Enters Agreement to Acquire the Start Division of Celltick, Expanding Taboola News to Support Mobile Operators

The Move Gives Taboola Direct Access to Mobile Operators Reaching Tens of Millions of Users Worldwide Taboola, the world’s leading discovery platform, announced the execution of an agreement to acquire the Start Division of Celltick, a global leader in mobile discovery and engagement, which includes the Start and Start Magazine product lines. Following the completion of the acquisition, the Start team and technology will integrate into the Taboola News division to bring personalized and relevant recommendations in the form…

IgnitionOne Introduces Industry-First Creative Capabilities for the Market-Leading Customer Intelligence Platform

The Latest Addition to the Customer Intelligence Platform Increases Campaign Effectiveness for Marketers IgnitionOne, a global marketing technology and services leader, announced the latest innovation offered within its Customer Intelligence Platform: predictive analysis on ad creative. This industry-first capability further empowers marketers with data-driven decisions, allowing them to define the success of a campaign before results are gathered. This new capability leverages artificial intelligence and deep learning…

RTB House Once Again Named Among the Fastest Growing Tech Companies in Europe According to FT1000 List

RTB House – a global company that provides state-of-the-art marketing technologies for top brands worldwide – has been ranked 24th in the tech sector in the Financial Times 1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies 2019. RTB House made it on to the list for the second time in a row. The Financial Times, in cooperation with Statista, once again reviewed and analyzed Europe’s most innovative and fast-growing companies – publishing the list of the 1000 companies who have achieved the highest growth in revenues between 2014…

Become a ‘Wow’ Marketer: Top Marketing Technology Events You Can’t Miss This Season

Events leave a very strong impression on attendees and exhibitionists. Events specific to the industry provide valuable information to customers and partners in addition to opening new avenues to build a great brand-customer relationship, loyalty and networking with Marketing and Sales competing in the same space. Well, in the MarTech landscape, events and conferences have become the epitome of a new era of cooperative competition, “Coopetition." If you are yet to sign up for any events this year, look no further. Here…