Governance and Stability are the Keys to Sustaining AI and ML Projects

As part of our Predictions Series, Saif Ahmed of Kinetica DB shared his insights on future developments in the tech, governance, and data. As the decade comes to a close, we can’t help but think what new wave of innovation will thrive– or fail– in 2020 and beyond. Will AI ultimately take over human-centered jobs and replace us with robots? Will we see the emergence of smart cities alongside autonomous cars? Only time can tell. However, we can all witness a certain shift in businesses toward the ethical use…

Create Christmas Magic With New Interactive, Augmented Reality App, Santa Was Here

Record and Share High-Quality Videos Alongside Santa Claus Inside Your Own Home Artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) developer, Immersion VR, in partnership with AI and AR publisher, Charactr, unveiled brand new, interactive AR mobile app, Santa Was Here, bringing the magic of Christmas home this holiday season. Available now in the U.S. and Europe for iOS, use your iPhone or iPad to record and save exceptional, multi-scenario videos of Santa Claus around the house with the ability to add personalized…

Atos Acquires Google Cloud Premier Partner Maven Wave

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, announced an agreement to acquire Maven Wave, a U.S.-based business and technology consulting firm specialized in delivering digital transformation solutions for large enterprises. The company is a leading Google Cloud Premier Partner with eight Cloud Partner Specializations and recognized as the Google Cloud North America Services Partner of the year in both 2018 and 2019. The purchase embeds Maven Wave’s strengths in building digital solutions using cloud-based…

Former Intel Technology Strategist Ryan Parker Joins the New Spatial Intelligence Platform-Pathr

Pathr.ai, the industry's first Machine Learning (ML) enabled Spatial Intelligence "behavior engine," announced the appointment of Ryan Parker, a veteran in statistical modeling and former top technology strategist at Intel, to the company's leadership team. Parker will serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the brand, which recently changed its name from Brain of the Store and formally launched in the marketplace earlier this month.  Pathr is the only AI-powered Spatial Intelligence platform that uses anonymous location…

BillingPlatform Raises $10 Million Series B to Grow Billing Software Business

The Company Is on Pace to Double Its Revenue and Headcount for the Third Year in a Row BillingPlatform, a global, cloud-based monetization and billing software provider, has raised $10 million in Series B funding from Columbia Capital. The money will be used to continue product development, customer success programs, and go-to-market efforts. BillingPlatform has now raised $14 million from Columbia since 2017. According to MGI Research, the market for monetization software tools is growing dramatically and represents…

Are You Confident About Distinguishing Between a Computer-Generated Voice and Human Voice?

Despite the growing presence of deepfake voice fraud, Americans believe that they can to detect a CG-voice pretending to be a human voice.; Research by ID R&D published as biometric firm prepares to demo voice anti-spoofing solutions at CES  Despite the growing presence and impact of deepfake voice fraud, more than one-third of Americans were confident that they would be able to detect a computer-generated voice pretending to be a human voice (36%), according to new survey results released today by ID R&D. Just 30%…

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…

ZecOps Raises $10.2 Million Seed Round to Unveil a Realistic Approach to APT Automated Discovery, Analysis and Disinfection

ZecOps agentless Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) platform automatically discovers, analyses and disinfects attacks on endpoints, servers and mobile devices by leveraging attackers’ mistakes ZecOps, the first agentless automated Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) & APT detection platform, announced that it has closed a total of $10.2 million seed funding round with participation from CEAS Investments, Evolution Equity Partners, KPN Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Stormbreaker Venture Group…

Alibaba Cloud Ends 2019 with Rapid Growth in APAC

Diverse growth in international customer base showing versatility of solutions Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, announced that it has seen exceptional client base growth in 2019 across a range of industries in Asia-Pacific (APAC). This shows the adaptability of cloud technologies to meet the specific needs of different industries and how more organizations in the region are using data intelligence to redesign their operating models. This achievement is tangible evidence of the success of…

TMP Worldwide’s TalentBrew Career Site Platform Secures Numerous Honors at the 2019 MobileWebAward Competition

TMP Worldwide, a global leader in talent acquisition technologies, announced that it captured 13 awards at the MobileWebAward competition, which identifies excellence in mobile web development and the achievements of web professionals across the world who create and maintain the best mobile websites and the best online applications. All of TMP's wins showcase its unified TalentBrew recruitment marketing software platform, which predicts, personalizes and influences the candidate experience to help companies build and retain…

Kaloom Announces Hitendra Sonny Soni as SVP of Worldwide Sales & Marketing

An industry veteran leads Kaloom’s advance to bring solutions to service providers worldwide Kaloom, an emerging leader in fully automated data-center and edge networking software, appoints Hitendra Sonny Soni as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. With over 25 years of experience in sales, business development and marketing in the data center and cloud networking, converged infrastructures and management solutions, Sonny is taking the lead on Kaloom’s global sales and marketing operations.…

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…

Killi Expands Privacy Application into Asia-Pacific Region, Furthering its Position as a Global Leader in Consumer Privacy

Killi expands consumer privacy product into the fastest-growing advertising region in the world Killi, a consumer-led privacy application, wholly owned by Freckle Ltd. announced the expansion of its identity product to the Asia-Pacific region.  The expansion of Killi into this region brings consumer control of data to emerging markets and furthers Killi's position as a global leader in consumer privacy. Marketing Technology News: Ameriprise Financial’s New Customer Relationship Management System Helps Advisors Deliver…

Oracle Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems for Oracle Manufacturing Cloud

Oracle has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 “Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems” report. Out of 16 companies evaluated, Oracle is positioned as a Leader based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute for its Oracle Manufacturing Cloud – part of Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud. A complimentary copy of the report is available here. “Manufacturing organizations are increasingly seeking solutions that extract additional value from…

Tiger Pistol Furthers Investments, Outlines Goals for Data and Analytics

Focus on Surfacing Unique Customer Insights and Building New Features Around Data Science Backed Recommendations To align with its efforts to better collect, present, and utilize data to show the real value of social advertising, Tiger Pistol, the only social advertising platform that delivers local activation at global scale, recently announced a series of data engineering hires to accelerate the continued evolution of the company's data and analytics capabilities. "As the advertising technology landscape becomes more…

Winston Privacy Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Home Privacy Device

Winston Allows Consumers to Control How Their Own Personal Data Gets Shared Winston Privacy, an innovative start-up, announced the direct to consumer launch of its new privacy filter and the world’s most comprehensive privacy solution for every IoT device. Winston allows consumers to reclaim their privacy and security by enabling them to choose what gets tracked, effectively resulting in a faster, cleaner, more secure browsing experience on every connected IoT device. In today’s digital world of hyper-connected smart…

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, …

Why the Private Sector, Not Just Governments, Needs to Take the Lead in ‘Cleaning up’ Europe’s Digital Economy

The technology industry has had a tumultuous year. Many organizations have come under fire for data misuse and questionable data handling practices. And some of the biggest household names in technology and business have been tarnished for the way they knowingly or unknowingly use black hat methods to obtain and use consumer data for Marketing purposes. Only last month, Twitter admitted it inadvertently used users’ phone numbers, initially supplied to help bolster their security, to serve them ads instead. And who can…

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…