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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…

The Data Science Fundamentals Every Marketer Needs to Know

Data science is undeniably hot right now across industries, including marketing. But it’s hardly a fad. Rather, today’s growing incorporation of data science and scientists into the marketing organization is just the beginning of the next evolution of business. The benefits that data science can deliver to marketers are tremendous, but to realize the full impact, we need to begin bridging certain gaps in understanding. When we think about applying data science to marketing technology, we’re really talking about an…

Alterra.ai Introduces Answer Bot for Zendesk to Help Businesses Automate Customer Support

Alterra.ai, a Deep Learning startup that builds virtual assistants for intelligent customer engagement and support, announced that Alterra Answer Bot is now available in Zendesk Marketplace. With up to 90% precision, Alterra Answer Bot is the most accurate question answering bot on the market. The bot finds answers by meaning, not keywords. When customers ask a question, Alterra Answer Bot uses Deep Learning to understand the meaning of the question and instantly matches it to the right answer in the knowledge base.…

RTB House Launches Creatives Lab

New Unit Will Develop Solutions to Offer Clients a Wider Range of Better Performing Dynamic Banners for Both Display and Video RTB House, a global company that provides state-of-the-art marketing technologies for top brands worldwide is opening a new division - Creatives Lab. The unit will develop solutions to offer clients a wider range of better performing dynamic banners for both display and video that will also be better suited to clients' branding needs. RTB House is constantly working on improvements to its core…

Marchex’s AI-Powered Speech Analytics Sets New Standard, Approaches Human Levels of Accuracy in Consumer to Business Conversations

Driven by Investments in Data Science and Deep Learning Technology, Marchex Delivers Best-In-Category Insights on Customer Conversations Marchex, a leading provider of call analytics that drive, measure, and convert callers into customers, announced that is has reached a new industry standard in automatic transcription accuracy for consumer-to-business phone conversations, driven by enhancements to and investments in its proprietary speech analytics solution. Marchex’s speech recognition functionality was put to an…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Adam Singolda, Founder and CEO, Taboola

What opportunities and challenges did you and/or Taboola identify at the start of 2018 and have things worked out as planned?  This year, we’ve focused on two key areas for our business: video and mobile. Taboola Feed and Video​: We’ve seen just how powerful video is in engaging and connecting with users and even more so when it’s within an environment they are already familiar with — such as a feed on social networks. We created a similar experience for the open web through our infinite scrolling experience Taboola…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Joshua Smith, CTO and Founder, Kaon Interactive

Tell us about how dramatically your role evolved in 2018 with Marketing and Sales Technologies. At Kaon, 2018 was all about efficiency and process. We are experiencing huge growth in our top line, as the combination of our own sales effectiveness, and industry awareness of our company, in general, has led to a dramatic increase in the breadth and depth of our customer engagements. The challenge for us, as a software company, is to have as much of that top-line growth reach the bottom line as possible. For us, that meant…

Everything You Need To Know About Marketing Automation and CRMs

Recently someone asked me what makes a good marketer. I thought for a while and replied, "A good marketer is someone who can efficiently use every channel and back it up by measuring the channel's effectiveness." I have been handling B2B marketing for a long time now, long enough to witness the evolution of Marketing Automation from just Email Automation to automation of the entire process right from lead captures to nurturing, tracking, qualification, & analysis — with the more recent infusion of AI technologies like…