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DISH Media Appoints Dave Antonelli to Direct Sling TV Advertising Strategy and Sales

DISH Media announced that Dave Antonelli has been selected to lead advertising strategy and revenue for Sling TV. "Dave will apply his insights into the rapidly changing media landscape to further Sling's leadership in advertising innovation as the lines between digital and TV continue to blur," said Kevin Arrix, senior vice president of DISH Media. "Dave will bring exceptional leadership and guidance to both Sling TV and DISH Media." In his new role, Antonelli will manage Sling TV client services, direct and…

Netcore Acquires Quinto.AI, an AI Chatbot Start-Up in an All IP and Talent Deal

Netcore Solutions, a Global Marketing technology company, has acquired Quinto.ai, an AI chatbot start-up. With the IP and talent acquisition, Netcore gets access to Quinto's conversational AI-powered chatbot engine and its employees. Quinto’s co-founder Hrishikesh Rajpathak also joins Netcore as Chief Data Scientist and will lead its Machine Learning and Conversation Analytics initiatives. Hrishikesh comes with over 12 years of experience in Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing(NLP) technologies.…

The Current State of the Ad Tech and Martech Industries

As it stands today, the advertising and marketing tech industries are broken and have been for years. This might sound shocking, given that $8.8 billion of VC money was invested in martech in 2017 alone. But despite the investor interest in these industries, the fact is that the creation of a middle layer consisting of advertising infrastructure between brand and consumer has exacerbated the problems of fraud and money being spent in all the wrong places. To solve these problems, the industry needs players that can ensure…

Everest Group Names ABBYY a Leader in its Intelligent Document Processing Products PEAK Matrix Assessment 2019

ABBYY, a global leader in Content IQ technologies and solutions, has been recognized by Everest Group, a leading consulting and research firm, as a Leader in its Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) products PEAK Matrix Assessment 2019. ABBYY is positioned in the top grouping of the comparative assessment among 16 vendors due to its impact in the market and its vision and capabilities to deliver solutions successfully. ABBYY has emerged as a Leader in Everest Group’s PEAK Matrix for IDP software products in 2019 Everest…

Indico Adds VP of Engineering and Two Board Advisors

Software Veteran Don Zereski Adds Depth to Indico Management Team; Former Amex Executive Venkat Varadachary and OpenAI Researcher Alec Radford Take Advisor Roles to Help Guide the Growth of AI-Based Intelligent Process Automation Startup Indico, a provider of enterprise AI solutions for intelligent process automation, announced the addition of a new vice president of engineering and two advisors to its board. The announcement comes on the heels of a successful 2018 when Indico grew bookings and revenues by 300% and launched…

NetApp Accelerates Access to Critical Business Data with Ultrafast Performance

NetApp MAX Data Combined with Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory Turbocharges Enterprise Applications by Using Persistent Memory in Servers NetApp, the data authority for hybrid cloud, announced NetApp Memory Accelerated Data (MAX Data) 1.3 supporting the Intel Optane DC persistent memory. The combination of MAX Data and Intel Optane DC persistent memory enables organizations to stay competitive by doing more with their data so they can do more for their customers. “Customers can unlock the value of their data stockpiles…

Intel Announces Broadest Product Portfolio for Moving, Storing and Processing Data

Customers Turn to Intel for Processor Performance, Advanced AI Optimizations and Breakthrough Persistent Memory Capabilities Intel unveiled a new portfolio of data-centric solutions consisting of 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Optane DC memory and storage solutions, and software and platform technologies optimized to help its customers extract more value from their data. Intel’s latest data center solutions target a wide range of use cases within cloud computing, network infrastructure and…

Nielsen Consumer Neuroscience Unveils Behavioral Sciences Institute

Led by Nielsen's Team of 20 Neuroscientists and Grounded in a Deep Understanding of Consumer Emotion and Decision-Making, Multidisciplinary Programs Will Showcase the Latest in Applied Behavioral Sciences Nielsen announced that its Consumer Neuroscience division, the leader in measuring nonconscious responses central to consumer emotions and behavior, launched its Behavioral Sciences Institute, a collection of multidisciplinary programs designed to educate industry leaders and help them apply knowledge from the latest in…

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…