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MarTech Interview with Howard Brown, Founder and CEO at ringDNA

"While Virtual Assistants and AI Bots will certainly have their place in the Sales landscape, we believe the future of Sales is one in which AI drives better human experiences." Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at ringDNA? I am the CEO and Founder of ringDNA, where I lead our incredible team of leaders and we deliver on our vision of transforming the Sales experience. Our AI-powered platform helps businesses scale revenue growth by providing tools to make teams more efficient and…

It’s the End of the IT Service Desk as We Know it (and We Feel Fine)

Ayehu, a leader in intelligent automation, and Rulai (Rul.ai) announced a partnership to deliver a self-driving IT issue resolution offering powered by AI. The Rulai integration goes beyond the limitations of traditional chatbot communication capabilities to deliver Virtual Service AgentS (VSAs) that complete IT service desk work. “Let’s face it, people hate calling the service desk, experiencing long waits on IVR and sometimes waiting hours just to get a password reset,” said Gabby Nizri, CEO of Ayehu. Gabby added,…

MarTech Interview with Michael Umansky, Co-Founder and CEO at INK

"Bots and AI are already ubiquitous in business - from Voice platforms like Alexa to customer support chatbots." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? I’m the Co-Founder and CEO of INK. INK is a Content Technology company (built for writers!) dedicated to the future of Content Performance Optimization (CPO) and driven by a vision of a world where storytellers control their search destiny. As a seasoned ‘starter’ - driven by the power of Next Generation technology to shift the way businesses market…

TechBytes with Ryan Steelberg, President at Veritone

What makes Veritone’s latest partnership with SF Giants so unique in the Digital Marketing space?  Veritone provides the San Francisco Giants with the ability to maximize the utilization and monetization of its rich media assets. By ingesting their archive content into our Cloud-based DMH (Digital Media Hub), powered by aiWARE cognition, we provide an indexed, searchable and actional media library. Now, this content is immediately available for Marketing campaigns and sponsorships, consumer experience, social media…

$10.2 Million Funding and Tag of Explainable AI Engine: How Fiddler Labs Sees the Enterprise Market

Fiddler Labs has become the latest champion to plug the gap in Explainable AI. The Explainable AI engine announced raising $10.2 million in Series A funding this week. Fiddler currently helps enterprise customers “unlock the mysteries of black-box AI to better understand why these platforms make the decisions they do.” With this funding, the company takes its total financing to $13.2 million since inception in October 2018. Also Read: MarTech RADAR 2019: Top 250 B2B Technology Companies You Should Follow Fiddle Labs is…

NexJ Systems Announces A New Intelligent Investment Recommendation Assistant For Financial Advisors

First in a Suite of Digital Assistants That Leverage Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing NexJ Systems Inc., announces the launch of a new intelligent investment recommendation assistant that creates highly individualized investment options optimized to mitigate risk and volatility. It continuously monitors and detects portfolio imbalances and automates compliance by identifying the need to rebalance and applying investor mandate and firm compliance rules to all recommendations.…

A New Vision: The Business Debate Re-brands as TBD Media Group

The revenue of the 10 biggest private corporations in the world matches the combined GDP of more than 180 countries, and according to the OECD, public employment accounts on average for only 15-20% of the total work force. This number is declining year-on-year. Nowadays, there is a real need for many corporations to become more socially and environmentally conscious. And also demonstrate more belief in their activities. This indicates that the world's biggest organizations have a huge stake in the game, contributing as…

Jordan Cohen Joins North 6th Agency as Chief Marketing Officer

North 6th Agency (N6A), The Outcome Relations Agency, announced that marketing and communications industry veteran Jordan Cohen has joined as Chief Marketing Officer. In this new role, Cohen will oversee the agency’s growth and will drive N6A’s thought leadership and positioning in the marketplace. Additionally, Cohen will serve as an on-demand CMO and executive advisor to support N6A clients on their campaign strategies by aligning their PR goals with the six specific business outcomes covered in N6A’s Outcome Relations™…

Zixi Showcases Global Leading IP Broadcast Solutions At IBC2019

Expanding Virtualized Delivery Capabilities for Live Linear, Live Event and OTT Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over IP, announced that September 13th through to the 17th at IBC2019 on stand F11 in Hall 14, the company will be featuring extensive existing and new functionalities from the cutting edge ZEN Master stream orchestration and management system and core Zixi Platform. Marketing Technology News: Mapp Intelligence Takes Data-Driven Cross-Channel Marketing to the Next…

Trust, Innovation and Experiences are Powering Growth

2019 BrandZ Top 40 Most Valuable Australian Brands Revealed Innovation and brand experience have proven to be critical factors driving performance according to the latest BrandZ Top 40 Most Valuable Australian Brands report released today by WPP and Kantar. Those perceived as highly innovative are growing on average 10 per cent faster than brands with a medium-to-low score, while high brand experience performers are seeing a nine per cent improvement in value. Brands involved in the new digital retail economy are clear…

Automated News and AI Tools Propel Global News Industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have boosted the content volume and revenue of media houses and freed up journalists for creativity-intensive assignments. AI influences everything from newsgathering to editing and news presentation in the global news media industry which generated a revenue of around $150bn in 2017 alone. Prominent media conglomerates such as the Associated Press, Forbes, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and the international news agencies like Reuters and…

inMarket to Acquire Thinknear, Expand Location-Based Marketing Solutions

Deal Will Cement inmarket as a Leading Location Marketing Technology Platform, Further Enriching Real-Time Predictive Advertising and Insights Capabilities inMarket, the leader in digital advertising for the physical world, announced plans to acquire Thinknear, a premier provider of location-based services, from Telenav, Inc.. The acquisition will have Thinknear's team and intellectual property join inMarket in exchange for Telenav receiving a minority equity interest in the fast-growing company. Following inMarket's 10…

Replicant Launches with $7 Million in New Funding and Adds Veteran CEO

Talkdesk’s former COO joins Replicant to lead the customer service industry into the age of artificial intelligence and autonomous call flows Replicant, a cutting-edge provider of artificial intelligence-enabled voice technologies, announced today $7 million in seed funding to launch their platform solution and revolutionize the contact center industry with AI voice technology. The round included participation from Atomic, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners. In addition to the new funding,…

MAZ Integrates With Flowplayer To Bridge Gap In Video Distribution Model

The content logistics company and OVP join forces to create seamless workflow for video creation and delivery MAZ, the leading content logistics company powering mobile apps and OTT channels for companies like Bloomberg, USA Today, Fast Company, and more, announced its integration with Flowplayer, the best-in-class online video platform designed for publishers. MAZ will now offer its customers access to Flowplayer's video player and, in-kind, Flowplayer's users will have access to the distribution channels provided by MAZ.…

Irish Firm VideoElephant Drives Global Supply for Online Video Advertising With a Fresh Capital Raise of €5.5 Million

Fast-growing Irish online video distribution company VideoElephant has closed a €5.5 Milion funding round led by blue chip Irish investor Act Venture Capital. The Dublin-headquartered company, founded in 2012, will use the new equity to expand its global workforce across its offices in Dublin, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Sydney. VideoElephant plans to almost double its workforce, as well as investing heavily in their IP and AI technology to support its growing library of over 2 million videos. Working with global…

MarTech Interview with Rob May, CEO at Talla

"The key trends that businesses need to be thinking about and when it comes to customer service are automation and chatbots." Tell us about your journey into Customer Support technology and what inspired you to start Talla? Since day one, Talla has set out to build digital workers that automate tasks for employees. We believe that AI and Automation are the future of work and have the power to make every employee more productive. We build digital workers by turning every business process into a supervised learning workflow…

Cleo Integration Cloud Enhances E-Commerce Integration Capabilities to Deliver Seamless Ecosystem Experiences

Cleo’s Latest Release Helps Organizations Optimize the Order-To-Cash Process to Drive Increased Value Across Their External and Internal Ecosystems for Unified Commerce and Trading Partner Transactions Cleo, the global category leader in ecosystem integration software, announced general availability of the latest Cleo Integration Cloud platform release, which strategically builds out e-commerce innovations to further optimize critical order-to-cash, procure-to-pay, and other supply chain processes driving the modern…

Medallia Names Software Industry Veteran Rob Bernshteyn to its Board of Directors

Coupa Software CEO Adds Deep Expertise to Experienced Board Medallia, Inc., the global experience management leader, announced the appointment of Rob Bernshteyn, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Coupa Software, as a new member of Medallia's Board of Directors. Bernshteyn's decades-long experience in the enterprise software industry is exemplified in his role at Coupa, where he drives the company's overall strategy and execution. For the past 10 years, Rob has led Coupa from an early start-up to…

Databricks Accelerates APJ Expansion Following $250 Million Funding Round

Unified Analytics pioneer opens Australia, Japan, India offices Databricks, the leader in unified analytics, founded by the original creators of Apache Spark, announced the opening of new offices in Sydney, Australia, Tokyo, Japan and Bangalore, India, as the next step in the company's strategy to help businesses in the Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) region overcome challenges slowing AI adoption. The unified analytics pioneer, which established its APJ headquarters in Singapore in December last year, is valued at US$2.75…

MarTech Interview with James Sandoval, Founder and CEO at MeasureMatch

"The platform we’ve built is end-to-end, much like how Airbnb works, all the way through to payment processing, star ratings and written reviews." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start MeaureMatch? I am the Founder and CEO of MeasureMatch, a professional services marketplace platform. Our platform provides Business Leaders in Marketing, Commerce, Analytics, Product, and HR with direct, seamless access to a global network of vetted, interviewed and certified independent consultants and…