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Oracle OpenWorld 2018 Launches Next Era of Cloud

Annual Technology Conference Ushers in the Autonomous Future Oracle OpenWorld — Oracle welcomes more than 60,000 customers and partners from 175 countries and 19 million virtual attendees to Oracle OpenWorld 2018, the world's most innovative cloud technology conference. At the annual event, Oracle Executive Chairman of the Board and Chief Technology Officer Larry Ellison will talk about the latest-and-greatest technologies being incorporated into Oracle's next-generation cloud that will make data an even more…

SmartDraw Reports Strong Momentum for Open API as Data to Diagram Market Heats Up

SmartDraw Software, the leading provider of diagramming software, announced building momentum of its recently-announced Open API to assist in building applications that generate a diagram from external data. In the 30 days since announcement SmartDraw has seen a 22 percent increase in daily unique users, and has had several enterprise customers and system integrators enter into its SmartDraw Open API developer program. Data visualization software typically takes XY datasets and displays them as a graph. Until recently there…

How to Make the Most of Your CDP

There is no denying that customer data platforms (CDPs) are increasingly popular among more and more companies. In fact, recent research anticipates the CDP industry will reach $3.3 billion by 2023. Brands are turning to CDPs because of the increased demand for omnichannel customer experiences and availability of real-time data. A CDP is an effective way to gain visibility into a customer’s path to purchase through an always-on, always-updating golden record of all users across all touchpoints. Brands who deploy a CDP can…

InMobi Acquires US Based Advertising and Data Company, Pinsight Media

Partnership with Former Pinsight Parent Company, Sprint, Will Create a US Advertising Powerhouse InMobi, a global provider of enterprise platforms for marketers, announced the acquisition of Pinsight Media, the mobile data and advertising company formerly wholly owned by Sprint. This all-stock deal is part of a broader strategic partnership between InMobi and Sprint across devices, data, media and marketing. Pinsight Media is a mobile data and brand intelligence company that works with leading US telcos and advertisers…

Advertising Budgets Are Misaligned with Consumer Behaviors – New Research from ClickZ

Ecommerce marketers at US brands struggling to keep pace with where and how consumers browse and purchase online, according to new research published . An ecommerce-focused study by ClickZ, produced in partnership with Catalyst, part of GroupM, has found that 85% of browsing and purchasing activity occurs with non-Amazon retailers, but only 25% of US brands say they have a strategy for ecommerce retailers beyond Amazon. The Era of Ecommerce: Capitalizing on the New Customer Journey has also found that there is a 29…

Twilio Announces Autopilot, Enabling Millions of Developers to Build Omnichannel Bot Experiences That Don’t Suck

By Relying on Twilio Autopilot to Handle the Complex Details That Typically Lead to Bad, Automated Customer Experiences, Developers Can Now Deliver an Omnichannel Self-Service Option to Customers at Scale Twilio, the leading communications platform, announced Twilio Autopilot, the first fully programmable, conversational AI platform for building custom bots, IVRs and home assistant apps. Consumers want a quick, self-service option when interacting with businesses but are often frustrated when that experience does not…

Incorta Expands Series B Round with Additional $15 Million Led by Microsoft’s M12 and Telstra Ventures

Total Series B Funding of $30 Million Will Be Used to Scale Go-To-Market Operations Incorta, the industry’s first hyperconverged analytics software company, announced $15 million in funding by M12, Microsoft’s venture fund (formerly Microsoft Ventures), and Telstra Ventures. This round coincides with the company’s Fall ’18 release, which makes the platform horizontally scalable for any volume of data without the need for partitioning, performance tuning or query optimization. M12 and Telstra Ventures’ investments bring…

Fireside Chat with Lynda Clarizio

Lynda Clarizio talks about her journey in Martech. Tell us about your role at IRIS.TV as an advisory member and how you first learned about the company? I first learned about IRIS.TV from a former colleague of mine at Nielsen who, like me, shares a passion for companies in the space that are doing interesting work with unique data sets. As I learned more about IRIS.TV, I was particularly intrigued by how the company was collecting data about consumer video consumption — an area that's growing and in need of…

Interview with Yaniv Davidson, Founder, Tunity

"We feel our solution is very unique, so while we’re watching different companies, we’re focused on our internal performance and less on the external competition."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What made you start Tunity (formerly AudioStreamTV)? I was working as a consultant — spending a lot of time in airport lounges and hotels and saw the inferior viewership experience as well as the low engagement with screens in prime locations. Looking at some research, I saw the market was very big (the…

Do Enterprises Undermine the Sales Potential of Content Management Systems?

Wordpress Dominates the CMS Market Currently with a 23% Market Share. But Why Aren’t Other Companies Catching Up? Content Management Systems (CMS) facilitate businesses of all sizes, globally, to host their content over the internet. CMS facilitate business content creators to easily upload and manage enterprise information. This saves a lot of time and effort as individuals responsible for enterprise content do not have to build systems from scratch for content management. Every business today wants a footprint over…

Bazaarvoice Hires Fritz Hesse as Chief Technology Officer

Bazaarvoice, Inc., announced that Fritz Hesse has joined the company’s executive leadership team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Bringing more than 20 years of experience leading enterprise technology operations, Hesse will oversee Bazaarvoice’s global engineering teams and be responsible for the design, development, quality and deployment of the company’s innovations in e-commerce software. “The digital shopping landscape is continuously evolving, and brands and retailers are challenged with keeping pace with changing…

Talend Fall ’18 Enables Enterprises to Deliver Insight-Ready Data at Scale

Major Integration Platform Update Adds Advanced Catalog and API Development Capabilities and Dramatically Accelerates Machine Learning at Scale Talend a global leader in cloud data integration solutions, announced a major update to Talend Data Fabric, the company’s unified data platform for data integration across complex, multi-cloud and on-premises environments. Announced at Talend Connect UK, Talend’s Fall 2018 release delivers insight-ready data at scale with new features including Data Catalog, which creates a single…

Elite SEM Bolsters Executive Team; Taps Dalton Dorné as Chief Marketing Officer

Seasoned Marketing Leader Will Elevate Brand and Drive Revenue for One of the Largest Independent Digital Performance Marketing Agencies Award-winning digital marketing agency, Elite SEM, announced Dalton Dorné as the agency's first Chief Marketing Officer. The move marks the agency's second executive hire in recent months, as they continue to build out their executive leadership team. In the newly created position, Dorné will be tasked with elevating the Elite SEM brand and value proposition, and launching a…

CoreSite Launches Concept3D’s Virtual Tour Platform in Virginia Data Centers

CoreSite's Reston Data Center Campus Comes to Life Online with Immersive Virtual Tour for Sales, Marketing and Training Concept3D, a leader in creating immersive online experiences with 3D modeling, virtual reality (VR), interactive maps and virtual tour software, announced that CoreSite has launched the Concept3D platform with a virtual tour of CoreSite's state-of-the-art data center campus in Reston, Virginia. The Concept3D platform is an all-in-one software solution for data centers and other large facilities…

Bringing Collaboration to the Midmarket

Content collaboration remains a relatively new process following the advent of cloud computing and storage. While for years, we have heard about digital transformation, cloud storage and the development of online file sharing solutions, many individuals still store files locally on personal computers by default. Although this practice is beginning to change, there is a steep learning curve around the issues the midmarket contends with. Midmarket organizations struggle with secure collaborative content practices. While…

Interview with Boon Lai, VP Global Marketing, Cisco

"The ultimate goal is to create one-to-one relationships with our customers and reach them when they are most receptive — with the most relevant message to drive brand affinity and call to action."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What attracted you to Cisco Collaboration? As the Vice President of Marketing for Cisco Collaboration, I am responsible for all areas of branding and demand generation for a $5-billion technology portfolio that includes Cisco WebEx (Calling, Meetings, and Contact Center) and…

Codewise Names Dr. John Malatesta Chief Executive Officer

Company Founder Robert Gryn Named Chairman of the Board Codewise, the industry's first provider of AI-powered online ad measurement and management solutions for digital marketers, recognized by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, today announced it has named Dr. John Malatesta, 46, as Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Robert Gryn, 32, Codewise's founding CEO. Malatesta retains his previous roles of president and chief revenue and marketing officer. Gryn has been named Codewise's Chairman…

Why is Delivering Online Customer Experience Actually Harder to Measure than Anticipated

Most online businesses are scurrying to find the best definition to Customer Experience. Without fully understanding the benchmark of Customer Experience and related analytics, marketing teams often miss their own objectives of delivering relevant personalization. Whether it's Instagram advertising or a transactional email newsletter, your customers expect consistent branding and messaging that further strengthens the brand-individual relationship. We spoke to Ben Jabbawy, Founder and CEO of Privy.com, the leading…

Interview with Greg Sobiech, CEO, DELVE

"There’s a strongly held belief in the strategy and marketing consulting industry that a firm that owns its own data and can manage or 'activate' that data will be in a position to beat the competition."Tell us about your journey into technology. What made you start DELVE? I started DELVE in 2008, when I was 34 yrs old; I am now 44. I’ve always found the idea of controlling my own destiny really appealing. From my early twenties, I’d thought about building my own company. I wanted the freedom to choose where I live with…

Industry Intelligence Launches Online Dashboard with New Information Mapping System to Help Businesses Eliminate Information Chaos

Industry Intelligence’s Unique Information Mapping Technology Provides Market Intelligence to Business Professionals That’s Instantly Sharable with Colleagues Anywhere and Anytime Industry Intelligence announces a new design of its online dashboard with information mapping technology that helps business users navigate the complexities of their business and related industries more smoothly and intuitively. The new dashboard presents instantly digestible news bites accompanied by a dynamic information map that changes with…