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TechBytes with Julie Lemieux, VP of Product Design at Sigma Computing

Tell us about your role and journey into Technology.    I am the VP of Product Design at Sigma Computing, which means I oversee the design and user experience of our product. Right now, I am hyper-focused on gathering as much feedback from our customers as possible, so I can continue to improve how they interact with Sigma. I majored in American History for my undergrad and spent a great deal of my free time in the Computer Science labs. After graduation, I was trying to figure out what to do and my dad encouraged me…

Crystal Gazing AI Trends: 20 Reasons Why 2020 Will Herald the Age of Intelligent Conversations

A Reflection on My Two Years of Journey Working in the Area of Conversational AI A spate of recent developments promises to drive great changes in the global economy. Technologies such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) have advanced to the extent that the world is ripe for a great leap into the age of intelligent automation. What does this intelligent automation portend, and why is this different from the earlier eras? For one, robots and computers of today can perform most routine…

Mobile POS and Its Role in Transforming Restaurant Marketing

With the advent of technology, all the industries gain a new tool for their convenience almost every single day. The ever-evolving state of technology is no stranger to the restaurant industry either. With lower profit margins and cut-throat competition, restaurants always have their work cut out for them. Restaurant Marketing is one of the aspects that has bought in the factor of convenience for restaurants. With the help of mobile Point of Sale systems, restaurants get a chance to incorporate smart solutions into their…

Amazon Continues Investment in Florida with Deltona Fulfillment Center

New facility will total more than one million square feet and create 500 new, full-time jobs Amazon announced plans to open a fulfillment center in Deltona, Florida, creating more than 500 new, full-time jobs with industry-leading pay of $15 an hour and up, and comprehensive benefits starting on day one. Employees at the more than one million-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger…

MarTech Interview with Aimee Irwin, VP of Strategy, Experian

"While many marketers have first-party data, in order to get a complete view of the customer, third-party data is required to connect the dots." Tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology. How did you arrive at Experian? I began my career consulting for technology and telecommunications clients and quickly saw how technology was changing behavior and making life better for consumers. I left consulting to work in the Marketing Technology industry and recognized early on that digital and mobile were the…

Imagen Brings Intelligent Video Management Platform to US Corporate Market

The Platform of Choice for Media, Broadcasters and Sports Organizations Globally, Imagen Helps Businesses More Effectively Engage Audiences with Video Imagen, the leading video management platform for media companies and sports organizations around the world, is extending its reach to provide organizations the same powerful platform for leveraging video in their business. Demand for the company’s scalable, intelligent video management platform has grown beyond its traditional markets of media and sports, as corporate…

Imagen Brings Intelligent Video Management Platform to US Market

The Platform of Choice for Media, Broadcasters and Sports Organizations Globally, Imagen Helps Businesses More Effectively Engage Audiences with Video Imagen, the leading video management platform for media companies and sports organizations around the world, is extending its reach to provide organizations the same powerful platform for leveraging video in their business. Demand for the company’s scalable, intelligent video management platform has grown beyond its traditional markets of media and sports, as corporate…

Kringle Industries Partners With Cision To Spread Holiday Cheer

The latest case study from Cision unwraps how Kringle Industries improved belief in Santa Claus, replacing the outdated Clausometer with a modern technology solution Cision released a holly jolly case study exploring their work with client Kringle Industries - the world's leading provider in holiday spirit to kids from 1 to 92. Kringle Industries, who has been bringing toys and joys to children all over the world for hundreds of years, suspected a recent decline in public sentiment towards…

UJET Recognized as a Leader in Contact Center Operations Software

Ranked #1 on G2 Crowd’s Relationship Index UJET Inc., a leading provider of customer support communications and solutions, announced that it has been named a Leader in Contact Center Operations Software in the Winter 2020 Grid® Report by G2. In the report, UJET outranked top cloud contact center vendors in areas such as User Adoption, Product Going in the Right Direction, Ease of Setup, and Net Promoter Score. In addition, UJET has been recognized as having the highest Relationship Score in G2’s Relationship Index,…

Anywhere365 Announces Strategic Growth Investment From Bregal Milestone

Major Investment to Accelerate anywhere365's Next Phase of Growth and Solidify Its Leading Position in the Rapidly Expanding Enterprise Dialogue Management Market Anywhere365, a leading Contact Center and Enterprise Dialogue Management solution provider, announced that it has received a strategic investment of €40 million from Bregal Milestone, a pan-European growth capital firm. Anywhere365 will leverage Bregal Milestone's strategic support and capital to accelerate its expansion through both organic growth and…

Six Trends Transforming Customer Experience in 2020

Customer behaviors and expectations evolve quickly. To differentiate themselves, companies have to continuously adapt their strategy. The need to provide outstanding customer service has never been greater than now - customers used more digital channels than ever before and expect seamless journeys through their transactions, even when switching between those channels. So, how do you stay ahead of the competition in 2020? What are the new expectations of customers? Here is our take on the essential trends to consider in…

Rocket Fiber Powers The Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center As Official Internet And Network Services Partner

The Detroit Pistons and Rocket Fiber announced a partnership in which the Detroit-based technology company will serve as the official internet and network services partner for the Detroit Pistons and the new state-of-the-art Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rocket Fiber will also hold the naming rights to the performance center's state-of-the-art broadcast studio.  The Rocket Fiber Studio contains seven unique broadcast sets along with windows from ceiling to floor that…

Hearsay Systems Launches First SMS Compliance Automation Solution for Financial Advisors

Compliant Advisor Cloud Leader Introduces New FINRA, SEC, IIROC, MFDA, and FTC Rules Engine to Enable Advisors to Meet Client Expectations for Text Messaging without Creating Unmanageable Supervision Team Burden Hearsay Systems, the trusted leader in compliant digital communications and workflow solutions for the financial services industry, announced its latest offering to simplify compliance for modern financial services organizations. The company debuted the first and only automated compliance supervision solution…

LogMeIn Enters into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Affiliates of Francisco Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital for $86.05 per Share…

All-Cash Transaction Valued at Approximately $4.3 Billion LogMeIn, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement (or the “Agreement”) to be acquired in a transaction led by affiliates of Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, and including Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation (“Evergreen”), the private equity affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation (“Elliott”), for $86.05 per share in cash. The all-cash transaction…

Bootstrapped SaaS startup JustCall Ranks 54th Fastest Growing Company on Deloitte’s APAC Technology Fast 500

JustCall attributes its 1367% revenue growth to laser focus on customer support, powerful automation features, and native integrations with other business tools. JustCall, a popular cloud phone system software for businesses, announced that it ranked 54th on the Deloitte APAC Technology Fast 500™ 2019. A ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and energy tech companies in the Asia Pacific now in its 18th year. JustCall has grown 1367% over the past three years because of the…

The Circling Sharks of Deep Learning — Three Mistakes to Avoid

The popular TV show, Shark Tank, has a familiar formula. Business owners pitch their ideas to a panel of judges known as “sharks,” who have the option to invest in the company or turn the offer down. Some amazing products have launched on Shark Tank, but for every success, there are multiple failures. Many ridiculous ideas have crashed and burned — like the Ionic Ear, Bluetooth headphones that are surgically implanted into your ears. That’s just entertaining TV. The heartbreak comes when contestants use their pitch to…

Phunware Launches Landmark Routing Functionality to Location Based Services

Phunware, Inc. , a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced the addition of landmark routing capabilities to its Location Based Services, allowing apps to display navigation instructions in a more user-friendly manner. Elements of map data such as waypoints and Points of Interests (POIs) are now configured as landmarks which enable directions to be provided with visual landmarks. For example, directions will display “Turn…

5 Revelations from LinkedIn 2020 Emerging Jobs Report that Should Excite a MarTech CMO

This week, LinkedIn released the third edition of their annual 2020 Emerging Jobs Report for the US. This US emerging trends report makes startling revelations on the unique job avenues and opportunities within the fast-growing 'data economy'. LinkedIn's annual report for 2020 pushes the bar higher for MarTech CMOs who would benefit from this well-examined emerging jobs report, identifying with top 15 jobs in the US that have emerged in the last five years. The emerging workforce trends in the space of Marketing, Sales, …

MoEngage Inc. Achieves Amazon Web Services Retail Experience Competency Status

MoEngage Inc, an intelligent customer engagement platform, announced today that it achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Retail Competency. AWS Retail Competency Partners have demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success across numerous innovative solution areas in retail spanning Data Lakes, AI/ML, Voice, Recognition, IoT, Microservices, and Retail Transformation. AWS Retail Competency Partners undergo rigorous validation by AWS to ensure alignment to AWS best practices for building the most secure,…

GlobalSign Closes Out 2019 With 10 Million Digital Signatures Used Worldwide

Significant growth of digital signature usage and customers, IoT initiatives and integrations mark another year of expansion for leading certificate authority GMO GlobalSign, a global Certificate Authority (CA) and leading provider of identity and security solutions for the IoT, announced the company's top accomplishments during 2019. Most significantly, the year has been marked by exceptionally strong growth in customer's utilization of digital signatures. To date 10 million signatures have been used via GlobalSign's…