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Intermap’s NEXTMap Elevation Data and Analytics Now Included on IgniteNet’s LinqPath Online Planning Tool for 5G

In partnership with Intermap Technologies, IgniteNet is developing an enhancement of their LinqPath cloud-based network planning platform. The new tools will provide operators with the ability to plan their RF deployments down to 1m accuracy. Incorporating powerful Intermap elevation data for improved link planning and viewshed analysis will allow LinqPath to achieve the accuracy needed to meet the demands required for mmWave network planning. The telecommunications industry is evolving rapidly in the 5G era and mmWave…

TechBytes with Sandro Catanzaro, Chief Innovation Officer, dataxu

Tell us about your role at dataxu and the team/technology you handle. I am Co-Founder of dataxu and also its Chief Innovation Officer. In this capacity, I oversee our TV and media business, on both the buy- and sell-side. My team is responsible for bringing our TV and media solutions to market, from pre-sale to customer integration and all the steps in between. dataxu is uniquely positioned to meet both advertiser and publisher needs around advanced TV, so it’s an exciting time to be leading charge in a very hot…

MarTech Interview with Henry Schuck, Founder and CEO, DiscoverOrg

"With a surge in data, the customer is faced with making intelligent, data-driven decisions on a minute-by-minute basis." Tell us about your journey in Marketing and Sales Technology. I guess you can say my journey dates back to my college days. In 2001, after my freshman year, I landed a job with iProfile, a company which focused on sales intelligence and profiling for technology organizations. Initially, the business took in around $300K in revenue; we grew this figure to over $5 million in the next five years. At the…

Fred Santarpia, Former Chief Digital Officer at Condé Nast Inc., Named US Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2018 by CDO Club

Fred Santarpia, Digital Transformation Expert and former Chief Digital Officer at Condé Nast Inc., was recognized as the US Chief Digital Officer of the Year 2018 by the CDO Club, the world's largest community of C-suite digital and data leaders. Mr. Santarpia will receive the award at the 7th annual NYC CDO Summit on Wednesday, May 8 in the Roone Arledge auditorium at Columbia University from David Mathison, CEO of the CDO Club. "On paper, the CDO title implies the importance of the digital platform over all else, but…

G2Crowd Named Panoply “High Performer” Data Warehouse

Consumer Reviews Agree: Panoply Is Tops in Multiple Categories Panoply, the smart cloud data warehouse built for high-growth companies, is thrilled to announce that G2Crowd, powered by verified customer reviews, has named Panoply a winner of numerous awards in the recent Spring 2019 round. In addition to being named a High Performer (the only company to be placed in this category), Panoply has been put ranked number one as "Fastest Implementation", "Easiest Setup" and "Most Implementable" for Spring 2019. G2Crowd is a…

Contact Centers Adding AI to Become More Intelligent, Responsive to Customers

ISG Provider Lens Reports See Contact Center Industry Moving from Resolving Queries to Providing End-To-End Customer Service Experiences Contact centers have evolved from query resolution to full-featured customer experience centers by embracing artificial intelligence and speech analytics, according to two new reports published by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The two ISG Provider Lens Contact Center/Customer Experience Services reports – one a quadrant…

MarTech Interview with Van Diamandakis, CMO, Persado

"The way to build customer loyalty is by delivering value, whether in the form of exclusive deal, a personalized playlist or an easier way to make a transaction." Tell us about your role and journey in technology. What inspired you to start at Persado?  As CMO of Persado, I am responsible for developing the company’s marketing vision and strategy, along with our branding and positioning. I’ve worked in the industry for more than two decades, and have led B2B tech brands such as Sage, Oracle, WebEx and Riverbed through…

The Most Powerful CRM Software Powered by Fastbase is About to Launch in June for 50 million Google Analytics users

Fastbase, Inc. is about to set new standards in the world of digital marketing and lead generation with the launch of what will be the future's most powerful CRM system. The first version of the new CRM system will be released in the summer of 2019, and will be freely available to all 50 million Google Analytics users for free. Visitor data and web leads generated from the Google Analytics add-on will automatically feed, in real-time, into the user's CRM system. The new CRM system will feature brand new capabilities for…

March Retail Sales Gains Are ‘Very Encouraging’ And ‘Set the Stage’ For Further Improvements This Year

Retail sales were up 1 percent in March seasonally adjusted from February and up 0.8 percent unadjusted year-over-year, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants. “The change of seasons is always a factor because of the weather, and a later Easter and Passover this year mean holiday-related sales that took place in March last year won’t come until April this year and sizably impact year-over-year comparisons.” “March’s numbers are very encouraging…

TechBytes with Ivaylo Bahtchevanov, Head of Data Science, ForgeRock

 Tell us about the role and team/technology you handle at ForgeRock. I currently head up our data science initiative, which encompasses everything from the data collection process to organizing, structuring, and storing it for later use to building and deploying Machine Learning (ML) features that augment our existing product line. Our core use cases are focused on developing and deploying predictive capabilities to improve the authentication and authorization journey. Why are B2B marketing teams steadily moving…

MarTech Roundup: Latest News, Insights, Funding and Salesforce Updates

The MarTech Roundup covers the top Marketing Technology news from last week featuring latest funding, product launches, partnerships and interviews The Rise of a New Unicorn in the MarTech Landscape: Outreach Category: MarTech Funding, Sales Engagement, Sales Automation Outreach, the leading sales engagement platform, has secured $114 million in Series E financing at a $1.1 billion valuation, making it the first and only unicorn in the rapidly growing sales engagement category. It was recently recognized as a Gartner's…

Sales Engagement Leader Outreach Reaches Unicorn Status, Raises $114 Million Series E

Seattle-based SaaS Company Uses Machine Learning to Help More Than 3,000 Companies Generate Sales Leads, Close Deals and Retain Customers Outreach, the leading sales engagement platform, has secured $114 million in Series E financing at a $1.1 billion valuation, making it the first and only unicorn in the rapidly growing sales engagement category. Sales engagement uses machine learning to provide actionable insights to sales reps and streamline communication between sales teams and prospects. The result is an increase in…

Welcome to the Eventbrite App Marketplace and Our New Partners: Constant Contact, Gift Up!, Lennd, and Prism

We're unveiling the Eventbrite App Marketplace, the next iteration of what we formerly called Eventbrite Spectrum. With a brand new look and feel, the Eventbrite App Marketplace was reimagined to make it even easier for event creators to find and leverage 100+ trusted apps to help them save time, run events more efficiently, and, ultimately, sell more tickets. More specifically, beyond the fresh coat of paint, the interface has been re-designed to be easier for creators to discover apps, and the revamped documentation and…

MarTech Interview with Trevor Kaufman, CEO, Piano

"Getting users to manifest the behaviors that best benefit the business and maximizing their gratification in those moments is increasingly critical for all businesses that are in any way digital." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start Piano? I come from the agency business, having sold a digital agency I founded called “Schematic” to WPP once we were about 350 people. Running a conglomerate of agencies for WPP called Possible Worldwide, I saw that with the advent of programmatic…

US Companies Seek Providers to Help Manage Enterprise Use of Salesforce

ISG Provider Lens Report Sees Demand in the US for Vendors to Help Companies Deploy and Consolidate Their Salesforce Installations US enterprises using Salesforce CRM tools are looking for vendors to help them keep up with continuous product rollouts and to consolidate their disparate installations across the company, according to a new report published today by Information Services Group, a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The ISG Provider Lens 2019 Salesforce Ecosystem Report for the US finds…

IBM’s Global Supply Chain Transformation Wins 2019 NextGen Supply Chain Leadership Award for Blockchain and IoT

World's First Enterprise Computer Hardware Partnership Recognized for Using Disruptive Technologies to Achieve End-to-End Supply Chain Securit NextGen Supply Chain Conference -- IBM announced, that its global supply chain transformation has won a 2019 NextGen Supply Chain Leadership Award for the innovative use of blockchain and IoT. The distinction recognizes the world's first enterprise computer hardware partnership using these disruptive technologies to achieve end-to-end supply chain security. Using IBM Blockchain…

Amplify.ai and AdLingo Bring Conversational AI to Display Advertising

Amplify.ai, the industry’s first enterprise-class conversational AI platform, announced its integration with AdLingo, a conversational advertising platform built within Area 120, Google’s incubator for experimental projects. This partnership will enable Amplify.ai to provide new, innovative display ad experiences with two-way, natural language interactions between brands and consumers, creating a unique method to effectively drive user ad engagement. Brands want to meet their customers and prospects where they are, and…

Software Raises $7 Million in Funding to Provide Data for Developers

 Software, a data platform built by developers for developers, announced a total of $7 million in financing, led by 8VC and Next47. Developers are the most important knowledge workers in today's digital economy. Software provides automatic programming metrics for developers to help them learn more about how they code. The company's open source plugins for IDEs and text editors can be installed in minutes from software.com or from inside most of the popular code editor marketplaces, including VS Code, Visual Studio,…

Verint Launches AI Blueprint to Simplify Enterprise Investment in AI

Conversation Analysis System Determines Precisely How Companies Can Best Leverage AI and Accelerate Automation Return on Investment Verint Systems Inc., The Customer Engagement Company, announced the launch of AI Blueprint, a patent-protected conversation analysis system that identifies intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) use cases and accelerates automation. AI Blueprint unlocks the power of conversational data and returns specific insights for achieving an organization’s unique business goals. The system then delivers a…

TechBytes with Marc Sabatini, CEO at aqfer

What is aqfer? The aqfer marketplace is an environment where marketers, who are currently licensing the aqfer data-centric marketing architecture, can license data from a data provider in the marketplace, who is also an aqfer licensee, to seamlessly utilize that data as per the terms in their direct license with the data provider. The advantage comes from leveraging technology already in place between the two parties (data company and marketer) to reduce the friction of moving data around and matching, and adding…