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Carsten Thoma, Co-founder of SAP Hybris and Commerce Visionary, Joins Sitecore Board of Directors

Sitecore, the global leader in digital experience management software, announced that Carsten Thoma, one of the technology industry's most innovative thought leaders, has joined the company's board of directors. Thoma played an instrumental role in defining the market for omnichannel customer experience technologies with hybris AG, the company he co-founded in 1997 and sold to SAP in 2013 in the latter's bid to expand its enterprise commerce and digital marketing capabilities amidst tightening competition with Salesforce and…

Amplience Adds Former SAP Hybris Executive to Its Leadership Team

Brian Walker Brings Expertise in Digital Commerce, Content Management, Marketing, and Customer Experience Technology to Amplience Amplience, the global leader in Dynamic Content and Asset Management Software-as-a-Service, announced that Brian K. Walker has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer to support Amplience’s commitment to strategic innovation. As Chief Strategy Officer, Walker will be responsible for product and go-to-market strategy, working closely with Amplience’s customers, broad ecosystem, and leadership team.…

Showpad Appoints SAP Hybris Veteran Don Matejko As Chief Revenue Officer

Appointment of Don Matejko Will Scale Showpad's Revenue and Facilitate Growth in Chicago and Global Markets Showpad, one of the world's most powerful sales and marketing success platform has named Don Matejko as the company’s Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, he’ll be responsible for scaling Showpad’s revenue as the company continues to grow in Chicago and expand around the globe. In the past year, Showpad has experienced significant global growth with the opening of its North American headquarters in Chicago and a $25…

TechBytes with Johann Wrede, Global VP, Strategic Marketing, SAP Hybris

Johann Wrede Global VP, Strategic Marketing, SAP Hybris According to a recent SAP survey, a majority of online consumers expect prompt service, assured protection of their personal data, and best-in-class personalization from the businesses. Clearly, in 2018, winning a consumer is tougher than losing one-- and much of it depends on how marketers leverage customer data and build their omnichannel campaigns around unique behavioral intent collected from more sources than previously assumed. To understand how modern…

BORN Group Receives SAP APJ Partner Excellence Award 2020 for SAP CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Award Presented at SAP Field Kick-Off Meeting 2020 BORN Group announced another award win: an SAP® APJ Award for Partner Excellence 2020, for SAP Customer Experience. Awards were presented by SAP  to the top-performing SAP partners in the APJ region that have made outstanding contributions to driving digital transformation for SAP customers. Recipients of this year’s awards have been – in partnership with SAP – helping customers adopt innovation easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably, and run more simply with SAP…

VTEX Invests in US Market to Deliver Collaborative Commerce and Meet Growing Enterprise Customer Demand

The first and only global, fully integrated marketplace-commerce-OMS solution enabling brands to unlock their unlimited potential for digital growth VTEX, a leading marketplace-first commerce provider serving over 2,000 brands and retailers in 30 countries, is responding to strong demand from large B2C retailers and enterprise B2B brands in the US market by expanding its commerce capabilities and its US leadership team. This market expansion follows a $140 million investment by Softbank in 2019 and the recent opening of…

Bloomreach appoints Rob Rosenthal as Chief Revenue Officer

Former Adobe & SAP executive joins digital commerce experience leader to drive next phase of global growth Bloomreach, a leading digital customer and commerce experience software provider, announced that Rob Rosenthal has joined as Chief Revenue Officer. Rosenthal joins Bloomreach after having served in senior executive sales leadership roles at Adobe and SAP. In his new role, Rosenthal will have full responsibility for revenue at Bloomreach, including sales and new business, account management and customer…

MarTech Interview with Brian Walker, Chief Strategy Officer at Bloomreach

"Today’s Marketing and Technology leaders have got to get serious about using their data to drive better customer and business outcomes." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? I’ve spent the past 20+ years in the digital commerce space, being fortunate in that time to play many different roles on all sides of the table. I started out being a part of the team that launched one of the first large-scale online apparel businesses, spent time at Amazon and Expedia early on, led commerce technology…

Zoovu Continues Global Expansion with New Office in Berlin

Zoovu Establishes Office in Berlin in Line with Rapid Growth in Team and Customer Base Zoovu, the AI Conversational Search Platform, announced the opening of its new office in Berlin, fueled by major new client wins and double-digit growth in its workforce. Zoovu, the AI Conversational Search Platform, today announced the opening of its new office in Berlin, fueled by major new client wins and double-digit growth in its workforce. This news comes on the heels of several major announcements, including a $14 million…

TechBytes with Chris Hauca, General Manager at SAP Commerce Cloud

You have a long track-record of successfully working in and managing diverse commerce teams. How did you arrive at SAP and what attracted you to the commerce ecosystem? I joined SAP in August 2018 as Head of Strategy and GTM for SAP Enterprise Commerce within the SAP Customer Experience business unit, but prior to joining SAP, I was the Managing Director and Partner in the Commerce practice at Accenture. It was during my four-year tenure that I built a commerce practice in Europe and managed the global relationship with…

Monetate Acquired! What This Means for the Unified Cloud Commerce Industry?

Unified Commerce Cloud is a unique ecosystem. It keeps adding more and more Martech and AIOps players every year, mostly through CDPs, Mobile CRMs and BI tools. Funding is good, and so are sales and partnerships. When Splunk bought SignalFx for $1.05 billion, we knew that the digital businesses would take inspiration from the development. Today, Monetate is snapped by Kibo Commerce. Monetate is a leading testing and optimization provider. The deal would allow Monetate to join Kibo and Certona crews and empower retailers…

83North Announces New $300 Million Fund Raising

Oversubscribed 83North V brings total capital under management to over $1.1 billion 83North, the international venture capital firm, announced that it has completed an oversubscribed $300 million fund raising, bringing total capital under management to over $1.1 billion. Building upon the success of its existing funds, 83North will deploy the new capital with the best and brightest consumer and enterprise technology companies led by aspiring European and Israeli entrepreneurs. Marketing Technology News: Will…

Jeff Herrera Announced as Chief Marketing Officer at Annex Cloud

Annex Cloud, an industry leading customer marketing and loyalty commerce solution for mid-market and enterprise brands, manufacturers, retailers and distributors, announced that Jeff Herrera has been hired as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). “We are thrilled to have Jeff on our team” “We are thrilled to have Jeff on our team,” says Al Lalani, CEO of Annex Cloud. “Jeff is a very talented e-commerce senior executive with a strong track record of success at companies like Visa, NBC Universal, Western Union, eBay,…

New Data: Facebook and Google Trounce Amazon for D2C Brand Ad Spend

"The State of D2C Marketing 2019" from Yotpo Offers Extensive Ecommerce and Marketing Benchmarks as Reported by Direct-To-Consumer Brands As more brands focus on their own eCommerce sites as a direct touchpoint to consumers, "The State of D2C Marketing" is a new report that provides a candid look at related marketing, advertising, and eCommerce investments propelling the success of many of today's direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands. The report reveals trends across verticals and company size, including that 52% of…

itelligence UK Acquires Majority Stake of SAP Partner Weaveability Ltd.

itelligence UK and Weaveability Ltd announce that itelligence UK has acquired a majority interest in Weaveability Ltd, based in Bury, Greater Manchester. With this acquisition, itelligence, the leading SAP Global Platinum Partner, is enhancing its market position in the UK by significantly strengthening its CRM and e-commerce capabilities. Norbert Rotter, CEO of itelligence AG: "With Weaveability we are strategically increasing our CRM and e-commerce know how in the UK. Globally, we have built a leading CRM practice of…

CoreMedia Appoints Jim Stirewalt, Former IBM VP, as General Manager for North America

Former VP of Sales for IBM Watson Customer Engagement to Lead US Growth CoreMedia, developer of the content management and experience orchestration platform, CoreMedia Content Cloud, announced the appointment of Jim Stirewalt as the company's General Manager for North American Operations. Stirewalt brings over 25 years of experience in sales management, marketing and advertising to his new position, including five years with SAP as Vice President of Sales (North American Digital Business) for Retail and Fashion and, more…

REPLY: Syskoplan Reply Awarded with the SAP Quality Award in the Innovation Category

Syskoplan Reply, the SAP technology specialist within the Reply Group, has been awarded with the SAP Quality Award from SAP in the Innovation category for a project for the SEA Group. The award honors the latest SAP solutions and it is presented annually at the SAP NOW event. Syskoplan Reply receives the renowned award for the fifth time in a row. “The project completes an application system that strengthens our business while being flexible and scalable. With the best digital, mobile-based solutions, Milan's airports are…

Certona Releases Enhanced SAP Commerce Cloud Integration to Personalize Customer Experiences

Certona, the leader in real-time, AI-driven omnichannel personalization for the world’s largest B2C and B2B brands and retailers, announced an enhanced SAP App Center integration is now available to all customers of SAP Commerce Cloud, formerly SAP Hybris. @Certona Releases Enhanced #SAP #CommerceCloud Integration As a Premium Certified Partner, Certona’s new extension not only ensures ongoing compatibility between SAP’s commerce platform and the company’s patented technology but also automates key components of…

Advantage Solutions Acquires Jun Group to Help Accelerate Performance Outcomes for Both Brand and Retail Clients

Acquisition Bolsters Advantage’s Momentaware Geo-Location Data Product, Which Helps Define and Predict When and Where People Shop, and Drive Conversions Advantage Solutions (Advantage) announced its acquisition of Jun Group, an industry-leading mobile video advertising company. Jun Group’s mobile software platform will enable Advantage to help clients access and advertise to tens of millions of consumers in brand-safe environments. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Jun Group’s mobile technology reaches…

The Race Is On: Jumpshot Releases the Competitive State of Ecommerce Marketplaces Data Report

Amazon's 80 Percent Market Share Has Left It No Room to Grow Further, While Competitors Surge Ahead Jumpshot, the only company that unlocks walled garden data, released The Competitive State of eCommerce Marketplaces Data Report, highlighting that Walmart and other retailers are surging online while Amazon's market share has plateaued. Jumpshot studied anonymous consumer actions on mobile and desktop devices within 500 eCommerce sites and marketplaces in Q2 2018, analyzing visits and transactions for different brand…