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TechBytes with Dimitris Vlitas, Senior AI Advisor, Data Practitioners

Tell us about your role at Data Practitioners and the team/technology you handle. Our work at Data Practitioners focuses on the use of data science and AI to deliver predictions and recommendations to our clients. My role as Senior AI Advisor lies with the implementation of the AI solution itself and ensuring that the platform is equipped to evolve in line with key trends in the Sales and Marketing landscape. It’s important that we take AI in the right direction as business demand and interest around its real-world…

Applicaster Secures $20 Million Growth Funding After Breakthrough 2018

In the Last Year, the Company Has Achieved 100 Percent Growth in Annual Recurring Revenue Applicaster, the company simplifying the production, delivery and maintenance of direct-to-consumer media applications, announced a $20 Million growth round of funding, alongside the strategic appointment of key executives. The funding round, led by Viola Growth and backed by further investment from 83 North, Pitango, Saban Ventures, and Planven Investments, will be used to expand the company’s global presence and product capabilities,…

Dawn Douglass Joins Volly as Chief Information Officer

Former Black Knight Business Intelligence Executive Joins Leadership Team to Spearhead End-To-End Technology Strategy Volly, a leading provider of SaaS-based marketing automation, CRM, and POS solutions for banks and mortgage companies, is pleased to announce the hiring of Dawn Douglass as its Chief Information Officer. Douglass will lead product development, technology management, and the development of strategic partnership programs. Douglass brings over 20 years of senior leadership technology expertise to the Volly…

New Dell EMC Research: Most Businesses Worldwide Now Recognize Value of Data Yet Struggle with Adequate Data Protection

The Number of Businesses Unable to Recover Data After an Incident Nearly Doubled from 2016, According to the Global Data Protection Index Surveying 2,200 It Decision Makers from 18 Countries Dell EMC announces the results of the third Global Data Protection Index revealing an explosive growth rate of data of 569 percent and an impressive jump in data protection "adopters" of nearly 50 percentage points since 2016. The research, which surveyed 2,200 IT decision makers from both public and private organizations with 250+…

ActiveCampaign Brings Multichannel Integrated Marketing for Small Businesses with Conversations

New Conversational Marketing Platform Built on ActiveCampaign to Help Businesses Create Better Experiences for Their Customers ActiveCampaign, the leader in intelligence-driven sales and marketing automation for small businesses, announced the general availability of Conversations, unlocking multichannel communications to influence the entire customer experience. Now, small businesses can seamlessly bring their Conversations into ActiveCampaign and leverage its industry-leading automations to create unique experiences for…

MX and Personetics Partner to Bring AI-Driven Personalized Insights and Advice to Their Financial Institution Customers

Pairing MX's Strength in Clean Data with Personetics' AI Engine - Banks, Credit Unions and Developers Will Multiply the Impact Through Easy Integration of the Two Solutions MX, one of the fastest-growing fintech providers, partnering with more than 1,800 financial institutions and 43 of the top 50 digital banking providers, has announced a new technology partnership with Personetics, the leading provider of AI-powered personalization solutions used by the world's top banks. MX will utilize the Personetics AI engine…

Evolv Technologies Raises $10 Million Series A to Scale Ascend Evolutionary AI-powered Optimization Platform

E-commerce Veteran Michael Scharff to Helm New Company Formed to Build on Momentum of Leading AI-Powered Autonomous Experience Optimization Platform Evolv Technology Solutions announced it has acquired Sentient Ascend, the world’s leading autonomous experience optimization solution for websites and mobile applications, the result of a spin-off from Sentient Technologies Holdings Ltd. Evolv concurrently closed a $10 million Series A financing round, led by Horizons Ventures. The company also announced the appointment of…

Partnerize Launches Advanced Mobile App Capabilities for Partner Marketing Measurement

New Mobile SDK Enables Brands to Capture In-App Referrals and Record Sales That Occur Within Mobile Apps, Bridging the Gap Between Desktop and Mobile Activity Partnerize, the leading provider of partner marketing solutions for global brands, announced the launch of its advanced mobile SDK, which provides out-of-the-box support for native app partnerships. Partnerize’s award-winning Partner Management Platform (PMP) is an end-to-end, SaaS-based solution for forming, managing, analyzing and predicting the results of partner…

FastSpring Appoints David Nachman as Chief Executive Officer

FastSpring, the trusted ecommerce partner for companies that sell software around the world, announced that David Nachman has joined as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Nachman will define the company’s direction and further scale the FastSpring business, leveraging its leading technology solutions in the highly attractive ecommerce and payments markets.  Nachman will succeed Chris Lueck, who has been working closely with FastSpring’s board and major investor, Accel-KKR, to find the company’s next CEO. “Together with…

Taboola Expands Landing Page Optimization Offerings in Partnership with Landingi and Instapage

Taboola, the leading discovery platform, announced partnerships with landing page builder Landingi and post-click optimization leader Instapage. Marketing partners of Taboola will now have access to both platforms to analyze landing pages, optimize campaigns and drive better acquisition goals. Landingi will provide Taboola’s brand marketer clients with templates to design and optimize their landing pages to convert website visitors into paying customers. Marketers will be able to A/B test landing pages and manage leads to…

Launch of CX Cloud Express Extends Vonage Business Cloud with Native Contact Center Offering

New Contact Center Offering Available with Unified Communications on a Single Stack Designed to Simplify and Improve Customer, Agent and Employee Experiences While Reducing It Complexity Vonage, a business cloud communications leader, has announced the launch of its newest contact center solution, CX Cloud Express. Designed as an expansion of the Company's flagship cloud-native platform, Vonage Business Cloud (VBC), CX Cloud Express is a CRM-integrated contact center solution specifically architected to enable businesses…

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches Alliance Intelligent Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Alliance Intelligent Cloud to Power the Connected Services in the All-New Renault Clio and the Nissan Leaf in Europe and Japan Later This Year Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world's leading automotive alliance, announced the production release of the Alliance Intelligent Cloud, a new platform that is enabling Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors to deliver connected services in vehicles sold in nearly all 200 markets served by the Alliance member companies. Culminating joint development efforts between the Alliance…

Bidalgo Opens UK Office to Help European App Marketers Run Smarter, More Effective User Acquisition Campaigns

Bidalgo, a leading provider of ad automation software and services for app marketers, announced that after years of supporting leading UK marketers from its headquarters in Israel, it has expanded to London to help app marketers in the region achieve growth quickly, easily and profitably. The London office will be managed by Oliver Gold, who was recently hired as Bidalgo’s UK Country Manager. With 16 years of experience in digital media, Mr. Gold will oversee all UK operations for the company, including the development of…

PriceSpider Names Sean Reiter New Vice President of Marketing

Leader in Retail Technology and E-commerce Solutions Adds Proven Innovator to Team PriceSpider, a global leader in data and consumer analytics technology, is pleased to announce the addition of its new Vice President of Marketing, Sean Reiter. PriceSpider, leader in retail tech and e-commerce solutions, hires Sean Reiter as new Vice President of Marketing Over the past two decades, Reiter has engineered and executed comprehensive marketing strategies for multiple companies ranging from SaaS providers to software…

Teikametrics Launches Hourly Bidding Algorithm for Amazon Advertising

Teikametrics, the leading Retail Optimization Platform (ROP) that helps brands and sellers optimize Amazon advertising campaigns, announced the launch of its new hourly bidding solution for its best-in-class software-as-a-service (SaaS) product, Teikametrics Flywheel. The Flywheel platform is the world’s first ROP technology to combine advertising data, transaction data, and cost of goods sold to algorithmically optimize for Amazon Advertising profitability. The announcement at Prosper Show, an annual industry conference…

8×8 Powers Communications Platform with New Video Meeting Experience

Proven Video Capabilities Integrated into 8×8’s Cloud Communications Platform to Accelerate Company-Wide Collaboration 8×8, Inc., a leading cloud provider of voice, video, chat and contact center solutions for over one million users worldwide, announced its new Meetings experience that provides compelling, friction-free video communication with voice, chat and one-touch conferencing. 8×8 Meetings will be showcased at booth 506 at Enterprise Connect taking place March 18-21, 2019, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention…

Oracle Beefs Up Advanced Support to Help Customers Thrive in the Cloud

Advanced Support Services Enable Oracle Cloud Applications Customers to Boost Performance, Compliance and User Experience Oracle’s new Advanced Customer Success Services concierge program, announced, was designed to give Oracle Cloud Applications customers the resources they need to achieve the best benefits of cloud computing as quickly as possible. Organizations adopting cloud applications need deep domain and business process expertise, as well as end-user insights, to align resources, drive user adoption and…

onQ Announces Amar Duggasani as President

onQ, a revolutionary platform that humanizes the digital experience, transforming how organizations and consumers communicate and learn around digital content, announced that Amar Duggasani has been named as its President. Amar has more than 20 years of senior management experience, including more than a decade of strategy development, plan execution, capital raise and M&A at fast growing enterprise software companies, most recently as the principal of investment firm ARD Ventures.   Prior to that, Amar served as…

BetterCloud Appoints Jim Brennan as Chief Product Officer

Former VP of Product Management at IBM Security Joins Executive Leadership Team to Drive the Company's Product Development and Innovation Efforts BetterCloud, the leading SaaS Operations Management platform, announced it has expanded its executive team with the appointment of Jim Brennan as Chief Product Officer. In his new position, Brennan will lead the company's product management, product operations and design teams. In addition, as a member of the executive leadership team, Brennan will ensure the development of the…

Behavox Announces Google Cloud Partnership

Behavox Joins Both The Google Cloud Platform And Google For Education Partner Program As A Google Cloud Partner Behavox, a pioneering artificial intelligence data analytics firm, announced that it has officially been named as a Google Cloud Partner (“GCP”). With this new partnership, Behavox will be able to combine its strength as a leading AI provider in financial services, along with the abundance of benefits that a partnership with Google Cloud has to offer. Google Cloud is one of the largest, fastest and most secure…