SoftServe’s Mixed Reality and AI Accelerators Drive New Wave of Digital Retail Innovation

Shelf Analytics AI Tool and Mixed Reality Shopping Assistant Leverage the Power of Mixed Reality, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence for Real-Time Inventory and Marketing Insights SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, is pioneering retail innovations that heighten customer engagement and enable vendors to make informed, data-driven business decisions. The company has released two new prototype accelerators, Planogram and Smart Shopping Assistant, that employ mixed reality (XR), machine…

Rohit Bhargava, Innovation and Marketing Expert and Bestselling Author, To Headline GS1 Connect 2020

Attendees Will Learn How To Transform Their Business by Creating New Innovation Strategies and Building Trust Rohit Bhargava, innovation and marketing expert and bestselling author, will be the featured keynote speaker at GS1 Connect 2020, a conference and exhibition hosted by GS1 US, June 15-18 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference theme, "Make Your Mark," reflects the organization's partnership with industry leaders and digital innovators to help them achieve significant breakthroughs that…

Elo Showcases Unified Architecture for Points of Sale and Interactive Retail Technology Solutions at NRF 2020

Elo will feature the latest Retail Technology, along with its wide selection of interactive solutions for creating experiential shopper journeys in-store, at NRF 2020. Elo, a leading global provider of interactive retail solutions, announced exciting additions to its lineup of point-of-sale, self-service, BOPIS and in-store fulfillment solutions, including the new Windows-based EloPOS™ Pack compute platform and two additional display options for EloPOS systems. These additions provide Windows/Intel customers the same…

CJ 4DPLEX Partners with Resonai to Offer Consumers Immersive AR Brand Experiences in Movie Theatres, Shopping Malls, and Retail Spaces

New Multi-Player, Role-Playing Game (RPG) Will Activate an AR Experience Only When Played in Theatres CJ 4DPLEX, the world's leading cinema technology company, in collaboration with Resonai, creators of Vera™ an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented Reality (AR) platform that converts any physical space into an intelligent digital environment, will showcase a preview of a multi-player, RPG game that utilizes the '4DX AR' platform. A demo of the game will be available this week at CES at the Las Vegas Convention…

Ericsson ConsumerLab: Ten Hot Consumer Trends 2030 – The Internet of Senses

Early Technology Adopter Consumers Expect an Internet of Senses by 2030, Enabling a New Service Economy Based on Digital Sensory Experiences Consumers expect an array of beneficial services from connected technology interacting with our senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch to be a common reality by 2030.  The consumer predictions about the Internet of Senses are among the expectations highlighted in the ninth edition of the Ericsson ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report. The Internet of Senses will be…

TechBytes with Krish Sailam, SVP of Global Programmatic Solutions, DWA (a Merkle Company)

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at DWA. I am the Global SVP of Programmatic Solutions at DWA. My role consists of a few things, including setting the vision for the B2B programmatic service line at DWA, helping clients identify strategic programmatic opportunities in terms of media and tech stack integrations, and managing external partners. We have an awesome team of programmatic traders in each of our international offices that are hands-on in each of our primary DSP consoles. As an aside, we…

Where Do Marketing Teams Fail with Customer Experience Efforts?

A majority of Marketing leaders agree that the delivery of contextual customer experience remains the top priority for them. However, even after delivering customer experience, Marketing campaigns fail to truly appreciate customer acquisition, loyalty, and retention. In a highly-competitive subscription-based economy, we can see customer experience becoming the new-age currency of every B2C and B2B relationship. A moderate increase in Customer Experience generates an average revenue increase of $823 million over three years…

$54 Billion Wearable Tech Industry Offers Immense Opportunity for the Construction Industry by 2023 says GlobalData

Wearables have the potential to transform the construction industry through the ability to improve safety and efficiency for workers. Safety is being spearheaded by innovations such as gyroscopes, emergency alerts, and tracking devices, while GPS-enabled wearables and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology are leading improvement in efficiency on construction sites, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The wearable tech industry was worth nearly $23bn in 2018 and will grow at a compound annual…

Portal by Facebook Takes WhatsApp Closer to AI-Based Video Applications

Facebook has announced its next set of unique Video content platform and features. The announcement brings the Portal family of products closer to users and their network during the Holiday season. Powered by unique video calling features that are built on the AI-powered Smart Camera, Portal by Facebook takes users closer to what they see on Instagram Stories. However, to use Portal; you don't need a Facebook account! In the official newsroom blog, Facebook stated that the Portal features are similar to Alexa, with new added…

1010data: In-Store Shopping Loses 3% Market Share on Both Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Transaction Data Shows Growth, With Shift to Online Spending 1010data, a leading provider of analytical intelligence and consumer transaction data, released the third in a series of holiday reports, Black Friday 2019: Is Online Shopping Sounding the Death Knell For Black Friday? This study, which utilizes 1010data’s Card panel of over 5 million consumers, examines and analyzes the data relating to changes in Black Friday and Thanksgiving week sales in 2019—not only overall online sales growth, but the spread of sales over…

AI Takes Center Stage at Web Summit 2019

Having just walked a zillion miles during Web Summit 2019, I am finally catching my breath and able to reflect upon the events of the last three days. Heralded as the largest tech show in the world by Forbes Magazine, Web Summit is an experience like no other. In the last 10 years, Web Summit has grown to be both largest and outrageous tech event in the world – The beauty of Web Summit is it adaptability – The producers are constantly evolving and adjusting the show to accommodate the world around it, whether it be…

Confirmit Announces AI-Driven Digital Experience Solutions

Confirmit has announced a tranche of new features to its Confirmit Horizons platform. Together, they provide a seamless digital experience that delivers richer insights from Customer Experience and research programmes. The latest innovations simplify the challenges of understanding and acting on digital feedback. The major developments include new partnerships with Brandwatch and Tealium, a new Digital Feedback module for easily configuring web and app intercepts, and enhanced, AI-driven text analytics. This combination…

Lenovo Global Study Reveals Employee Satisfaction Gap with SMBs Linked to Poor Tech Provision

A new global study commissioned by Lenovo finds that close to half (40 percent) of all SMB employees who participated in the study are dissatisfied with their work environments. As an increasingly mobile workforce shapes employee expectations for access to technology that enables co-working, shared spaces and better work-life balance and integration, SMBs appear to have fallen behind the curve on delivering positive employee experience (EX). SMBs are key to economic growth, representing over 90 percent of the business…

TechBytes with Daniel Winterstein, Co-Founder at Good-Loop

Looking back at the year 2019, how did it unfurl for you and the AdTech industry? 2019 has been a turbulent year in AdTech. At the time of writing, Facebook is staring down four separate antitrust investigations, Apple is polishing its privacy credentials by cracking down on cookie workarounds and the six months the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) gave the AdTech industry to get its real-time bidding house in order is almost up. Given this backdrop, the year 2020 could be very challenging for every AdTech…

Syncsort Completes Acquisition of the Pitney Bowes Software and Data Business

Creates World-Class Data Management Software Company that Enables Enterprises Across All Major Industries to Maximize the Value of their Data Syncsort closed the acquisition of the Pitney Bowes software and data business, creating a powerhouse data management software company with more than 11,000 enterprise customers, $600 million in revenue and 2,000 employees worldwide. The new company brings an unmatched combination of scale, agility and breadth of portfolio to empower leading enterprises to gain a competitive…

Revenue Analytics Unveils FareVantage™, Next-Generation Revenue Management for Passenger Rail

Revenue Analytics’s First-of-its-Kind Software will Give Modern Train Operators Big Gains in Ridership, Revenue, Team Efficiency, and Customer Experience Revenue Analytics, pioneers in revenue management and predictive analytics solutions, announced the launch of FareVantage™, a breakthrough Revenue Management System (RMS) for the passenger rail industry. FareVantage™ is the only RMS powered by advanced analytics and built specifically for modern train operators. With state-of-the-art automation and intelligence,…

4 Factors That Are Defining the Future of Customer Experience

From the first availability of e-commerce through its ubiquity, Customer Experience (CX) has been the determinant factor of online retail success. Amazon understood this as far back as 1997 when it invented the “Buy Now” button for frictionless, one-click online purchases. More recently, Best Buy implemented a customer-first experience by following its successful Total Tech Support program with a new home health initiative, providing accessible mobile products and connected devices to aging consumers. By increasing access to…

MarTech Interview with Harry Glaser, CMO at Sisense

"AI may never live up to the extreme hype, it will fundamentally change how people interact with the world." Could you tell us about your role and journey into technology? I lead Marketing at Sisense, and it has been an interesting journey to get here. I didn’t grow up in Marketing, instead, I started as a Programmer and was one of those kids that took apart VCR’s and put them back together for fun. When I was about to graduate from the University of Rochester in New York, I had three offers on the table: one at a…

Top 5 Best iOS App Development Companies in Dubai

The world of business operates solely on Marketing and face value. With companies opting for several channels of Marketing like radio, television, websites, and social media, there is no dearth of information available to customers. However, considering the changing times, the most indispensable Marketing tool that customers cannot avoid is the smartphone, and with Apple being one of the leading smartphones in the world, creating an app in the iOS store is the next step for businesses to brand themselves and utilize Apple’s…

Oracle Expands Innovation Lab to Advance Industries

Oracle and partners apply latest technology to help construction, communications, and utility companies spark growth through modernization Oracle is expanding its Chicago Innovation Lab, empowering more organizations to explore new technologies and strategies to bolster their digital transformation efforts. Since its successful launch last year, the Lab has helped construction organizations explore and test solutions from Oracle and the larger construction ecosystem in a simulated worksite environment. Today, Oracle is…