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Will Salesforce Customer 360 Arrival Push CRMs and DMPs Out of Equation in 2020?

As we sink deeper and deeper into the 'Experience' economy, it's getting even more noisier in the MarTech ecosystem with the coming of age for Customer Data Platforms (CDPs). Last month, SAP threw their hat into the CDP ring and now, this week, it's Salesforce's turn to disrupt the MarTech flywheel for CRMs and DMPs. Salesforce has announced its new-age product, Salesforce Customer 360, to enhance Data Management across all omnichannel Cloud offerings. Salesforce Customer Data platform was announced in Dreamforce 2018,…

TechBytes with Reza Rassool, CTO at RealNetworks

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at RealNetworks. I am Reza Rassool, CTO of RealNetworks. I help guide our technology strategy to spur growth. Since joining RealNetworks, three years ago, I have encouraged an emphasis in AI in all of our product lines. Three in particular: In the RealTimes application we developed computer vision features set to better catalog your mobile camera roll. That development spawned our SAFR business which now claims “the world’s best facial recognition for live…

TechBytes with Lauren Maffeo, Associate Principal Analyst at GetApp (a Gartner company)

Tell us about your role and the industry/technology you cover at Gartner. I’m an Associate Principal Analyst at Gartner. I work in Gartner’s Digital Markets unit, where I write research for GDM’s GetApp (a Gartner company) brand. I cover trends in cloud Business Intelligence (BI) for small and midsize businesses (SMBs), which includes Data Mining, Analytics, Big Data, and Artificial Intelligence techniques like Machine Learning (ML). How big is your Research and Analytics team? We currently have close to 30 analysts…

MarTech Interview with Jason Wulfsohn, Co-Founder and COO at AUDIENCEX

"To create a cohesive omnichannel campaign, marketers must be able to optimize across channels, including the walled gardens." Tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to start AUDIENCEX? I started my career directing television commercials and feature films after I graduated from USC film school in the late 90s. Eventually, I realized there was a compelling business rationale to launch my own commercial production company, especially during a time when broadcast spots were still the…

Chris Torres Writes First Ever Marketing Advice Book for the Tours and Activities Industry

Chris Torres, of the Tourism Marketing Agency, has written 'How to Turn your Online Lookers into Bookers': the first ever marketing book dedicated to tour & activities Chris Torres, founder and director of Scottish company the Tourism Marketing Agency, has recently written 'How to Turn your Online Lookers into Bookers': the first ever marketing book dedicated to helping tour and activity companies improve their website, their performance on Google, and their social media engagement. 'Lookers into Bookers' will be…

Fractal Analytics Named a Leader Among Customer Analytics Service Providers by an Independent Research Firm

Companies Looking for Large-Scale Opportunities to Transform Their Business With Analytics Should Consider Fractal Fractal Analytics, a global leader in artificial intelligence and analytics powering decision-making in Fortune 500 companies, announced that it has been named a leader among Customer Analytics Service Providers (CASPs) in the recent  The Forrester Wave™: Customer Analytics Service Providers, Q2 2019 report, published by an independent market research company, Forrester Research. "We're delighted that we…

Privitar Names Experienced Security Executive Bob Canaway as CMO

Seeks to Accelerate Global Adoption of Its Data-Privacy Software and to Expand Its US Team Data-privacy software innovator Privitar announced the appointment of Bob Canaway as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). He will be based in Privitar’s Boston office. Privitar names experienced security executive Bob Canaway as CMO. Canaway will lead Privitar’s marketing and communications strategies and initiatives, including branding, demand generation, product marketing, media relations and strategic communications. Privitar…

AT&T Invests Nearly $1.2 Billion Over 3-Year Period to Boost Local Networks in Indiana

AT&T, we've invested nearly $1.2 billion in our Indiana wireless and wired networks during 2016-2018. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. We've improved critical services that support Public Safety and first responders using the FirstNet communications platform. And, we've helped meet the needs of customers in largely rural areas through our participation in the FCC's Connect America Fund. AT&T's wireless network covers more than 99% of all…

Adthena Welcomes Three Technology Veterans to its Executive Leadership Team to Support Rapid Growth

Key Hires Follow Adthena’s Recent $14 Million Series a Funding, Will Support US Expansion and Development of the Company’s Leading Search Intelligence Platform Adthena, the leader in AI-powered search intelligence, announced the addition of three new senior executives to its team. The strategic hires – who bring more than 50 years of cumulative technology experience – mark the first major investment in talent following Adthena’s recent $14 million Series A round of funding from Updata Partners in March 2019. The…

Snowflake Achieves ISO Certification to Help Keep Customers’ Data Safe

Compliance with ISO/IEC 27001 standard demonstrates commitment to delivering best-in-class cloud data warehouse security Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, announced that it has added ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification to its extensive list of security capabilities as part of the company's continuous efforts to provide the most secure data environment for customers. Compliance with ISO's internationally recognized standard confirms that Snowflake's security management program is comprehensive and adheres to…

Salesforce’s $15.7 Billion Tableau Acquisition Highlights Big Data as Key Theme, Says GlobalData

The importance of big data as a key theme driving merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been highlighted by Salesforce’s recent purchase of data visualization specialist Tableau for $15.7 Billion. It followed soon after Google bought another analytics company, Looker, in early June for $2.6 Billion. Ed Thomas, Principal Analyst in GlobalData’s Technology Thematic Research team, commented, “The data analytics acquisition trail may now see further activity with companies such as Domo and Alteryx becoming…

New Syncsort Trillium Software Delivers Data Quality at Scale

Helps Organizations Advance Trusted Data to the Cloud for Strategic AI, Machine Learning and Compliance Initiatives Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, unveiled Trillium DQ for Big Data, providing best-in-class data profiling and data quality capabilities in a single solution, designed to work natively with distributed architectures. Using Trillium DQ for Big Data, organizations can apply data quality to large volumes of enterprise data on-premises or in the cloud, delivering trusted data for…

Adobe Experience Platform Taps AI-Triggered Analytics to Boost Real-Time CXM

MarTech Leader in Analytics and Content Management, Adobe Experience Platform Takes a Quantum Leap in Real-Time Personalized Engagement with AI-Triggered Analytics Today's marketers are thriving in a complex personalization-driven market where customer journeys are getting exceedingly painful to map. With multiple shopping platforms available for customers, it's turning out to be a minefield of 'lost' opportunities for marketing teams that are yet to invest in a Customer Data and Analytics Platform. The MarTech landscape is…

Logi Analytics Acquires Zoomdata, Extending Market Leadership in Embedded Analytics

Acquisition Enables Application Teams to Embed Analytics With Patented Technology for Big Data and Streaming Data Logi Analytics, Inc. (“Logi”) announced the acquisition of Zoomdata, the leading analytics platform for big data and live streaming data. The acquisition comes three months after Logi acquired JReport for pixel-perfect operational reporting. The combination solidifies Logi’s position as the leader in embedded analytics, now with the richest suite of capabilities and a global partner network. “The nature of…

Forging MarTech with Big Data: Salesforce Eyes Tableau’s Big Data Expertise with $15.7 Billion Deal

Last month, we saw MarTech leader, Salesforce announce some key product developments in Pardot and Salesforce Einstein. Then, it followed it up with a Blockchain initiative. We had predicted that Salesforce is not far from making a dash into Big Data marketplace, cracking a whip on the clutter caused in an over-crowded CRM and Cloud market already. Today, our MarTech Big Data drill predictions came true as Salesforce announced a definitive agreement to acquire Big Data and Customer Intelligence software provider, Tableau for…

MarTech Interview with Joel Horwitz, Senior Vice President Marketing at WANdisco

"People need to write and create quality content, which tends to do better in the long term, rather than creating volumes of material that nobody will see." Tell us about your role and journey into marketing technology? How did you arrive at WANdisco? Joel Horwitz: I didn't ever intend on getting into marketing, however, it turns out I'm pretty good at breaking up complex technical ideas to help others learn and build novel products. I think that skill comes from my science, engineering, and entrepreneurship background. I…

MarTech Interview with Brendan Smith, CEO and Co-Founder, Motive

"AI will continue to alter mobile advertising in a way that makes some of the challenges of performance-based marketing a thing of the past." Tell us about your role and journey in Advertising Technology. What inspired you to start Motive Interactive? I founded Motive Interactive (Motive) 15 years ago to provide cutting-edge digital marketing solutions. I was inspired to start Motive because I felt quality and a focus on service was missing from the AdTech space. In the beginning, the industry was flooded with people that…

Intellimize Shakes up Web Personalization with $8 Million Series A, Helping Businesses Save 25 Years of A/B Testing Each Year

Secures $8 Million Series A lead by Amplify Ventures and follow on participation from Seed investors Homebrew, Precursor Ventures, and more Intellimize, an AI based website personalization company, has announced a string of company updates including an $8 Million Series A funding round, new growth figures, and a new VP of sales. The company closed the Series A investment with Amplify Partners as the lead investor, following two years of impressive customer success. This round builds on a previously unannounced $2 million…

Improvado Raises $8 Million to Automate Full-Stack Marketing Analytics Through 60 Silicon Valley Investor

Improvado Will Use the Financing to Accelerate the Adoption and Expansion of the Company’s Disruptive Data Middleware Solution Improvado, the leading marketing middleware platform, announced that it has raised $8 million total in Super Seed funding. Venture capital participants in the round include Bullpen Capital, Cabra.vc and IAdata. Angel investors include Google and Oracle executives, and founders from many of the most recognizable brands in the marketing world, including: Auren Hoffman (LiveRamp founder), Joe…

GigaSpaces Announces InsightEdge Data Lake Accelerator, AnalyticsXtreme, for Faster, Smarter, Real-Time Analytics

With 100x Faster Access to Data Lakes, AnalyticsXtreme Accelerates Machine Learning on Real-Time and Historical Data for Smarter Insights with Sub-Second Response Time, at Scale GigaSpaces, the provider of InsightEdge, a leading in-memory real-time analytics platform for instant insights to action, announced AnalyticsXtreme, accelerating access to data lakes and data warehouses by up to 100X and simplifying development and deployment of applications for faster time to market on-premise and in the cloud. AnalyticsXtreme…