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Veteran Retail Tech Entrepreneur, Donny Askin, Joins Newmine

Newmine, a retail technology and consulting firm and the innovator behind the first AI/ML returns reduction platform Chief Returns Officer®, announced today the appointment of Donny Askin as Executive Vice President and Partner Newmine, a retail technology and consulting firm and the innovator behind the first AI/ML returns reduction platform Chief Returns Officer, announced the appointment of Donny Askin as Executive Vice President and Partner. Donny has been a longtime advisor to Newmine and brings over four decades of…

Maxar Selected to Deliver Multi-Domain Analytics System for U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Maxar Technologies, a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, announced that it was selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop an analytics system for characterizing and tracking the behavior of vehicles in multiple domains at scale and in near-real-time. The contract was awarded and is administered through the U.S. Department of the Interior and is valued at $23 million with a five-year period of performance. Marketing Technology News: Confluent Unlocks New…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Annoucements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience, AI and ML announcements from Freshworks (Customer experience), Unbounce (AI/ML), Xactly (Sales intelligence), True Influence (Marketing cloud), and Contentful (Content Management). Freshworks Announces Strategic Partnership with TCS Freshworks Inc., the customer engagement software company, announced a strategic partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and…

Salesforce Commerce Cloud Named a Leader in B2C and B2B Commerce Suites Evaluations by Independent Research Firm

Salesforce, the global leader in CRM, announced that Forrester Research has positioned Salesforce Commerce Cloud as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: B2C Commerce Suites Q2 2020 report, and for the first time, also in The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites Q2 2020 report. Salesforce B2C Commerce received the highest possible scores in the criteria of AI and machine learning, product vision and roadmap, supporting services, delivery and extensibility ecosystem, customers and customer acquisition, and product revenue.…

Denodo Recognized as a Leader in The Enterprise Data Fabric Evaluation by Independent Analyst Firm

According to the Analyst Firm, Denodo’s Data Virtualization Platform has Evolved into a Data Fabric Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, today announced that Forrester Research, Inc., a leading independent technology and market research company, has positioned Denodo as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Data Fabric, Q2 2020”. According to the report, “Customers like Denodo’s data virtualization product and the ability to quickly transition to data fabric in order to support enterprise-focused data fabric…

INKY Announces $20 Million Series B Raise Led by Insight Partners

INKY Technology Corporation, a pioneer in next-gen email phishing protection, announced the company's $20 million Series B round of funding, led by global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, to accelerate enterprise adoption, global expansion and its innovation roadmap. Insight has previously invested in cybersecurity companies Darktrace, SentinelOne, Armis, and Tenable. The addition of the Series B funding brings the total investment in the company to $31.6 million. INKY uses domain-specific machine…

TechBytes with Jeremy Van Ek, COO at American Marketing Association

Hi Jeremy, tell us about your role/team you handle at AMA. What inspired you to join the company? As Chief Operations Officer at the American Marketing Association, my primary responsibility is the execution, enablement, and development of all Finance, Operations, and Technology within the organization. I was inspired to join the AMA because of the mission of the organization to be a thought leader and coach to marketers. Prior to the AMA, I was the Chief Financial Officer at Trisect. I bring more than 15 years of…

Kasisto Awarded Two Landmark Patents, Enhancing the Intelligence of KAI and the Virtual Assistants it Powers

Patents demonstrate Kasisto's Conversational AI leadership by using data to automate conversational model building and the categorization of critical financial information Kasisto, creators of KAI, the leading digital experience platform for the financial services industry, has been awarded two patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that promise to significantly advance the power of its Conversational AI technology to manage the intricacies of conversational data, improve model building and to streamline methods…

Rolls-Royce Signs Iotics to Power Its Digital Twin Technology

Rolls-Royce Power Systems adopts Iotics’ operating environment and toolset to expand its digital ecosystem and deliver Customer Service 4.0 Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems, has selected Iotics’ technology to enable digital solutions with asset-focused digital twins. Iotics’ technology delivers Rolls-Royce the capability to unlock over 200 data sources, brokering interactions to create digital twins of their in-field assets, and receive real-time event insights across customer, supplier and partner boundaries. As a…

New Study: IT Pros Are More Worried About Corporate Security than Home Security

IT professionals are 3X more concerned about the security of company financials and intellectual property than their home security Data security is creating fear and trust issues for IT professionals, according to the third-annual Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report 2020. The study of 750 cybersecurity and IT professionals across the globe found that a patchwork approach to data security, misconfigured services and confusion around new cloud security models has created a crisis of confidence that will only be fixed by…

Smart Communications Named a Leader in Customer Communications Management by Aspire

For Second Year, Company Receives Highest Score for Strategic Direction  Smart Communications, the only provider of a cloud-based, next-generation customer communications management (CCM) platform, today announced it has been ranked as a Leader in multiple categories in the Aspire Leaderboard. In addition to being named a Leader in CCM, the company also received the highest score for Strategic Direction. Aspire also recognized Smart Communications’ leadership in Communication Composition, Business Automation and…

TechBytes with Al Sporer, Executive VP and General Manager at Anexinet

Hi Al, tell us how you prepare yourself for the disruptive world of technology? That’s a loaded question…can you ever really prepare for the pace of change that happens? I’ve had the opportunity to work in technology my whole career and it is amazing what has and hasn’t changed. I think the best way to prepare is to be open to the fact that everything can and will be done better, faster, cheaper. Once you are open to that, you realize the things you thought were impossible yesterday could be a reality today. From…

MarTech Interview with Josh Poduska, Chief Data Scientist at Domino Data Lab

"I think it is unrealistic to expect AI and ML to solve all the world’s problems. In my opinion, there will be plenty of situations where AI and ML are not the right fit." Know Me Hi Josh, tell us about your journey and how you arrived at Domino Data Lab. I’ve been in the analytics space for about 18 years and have loved every step along the way. We, humans, are naturally prone to making decisions based on a limited understanding. Information, when properly communicated, frees us from our biases and…

Cisco’s AppDynamics Positioned Highest on Ability to Execute Axis and Named a Leader for Eighth Consecutive Time in 2020 Gartner Magic…

Cisco AppDynamics Positioned Highest for Ability to Execute Among All Vendors for Business iQ AppDynamics, a Cisco company, today announced that it is positioned highest in Ability to Execute in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring. This is the eighth consecutive time Cisco AppDynamics has been positioned as a Leader in the report. Gartner’s Ability to Execute axis recognizes vendors for their product and service delivery, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market…

TechBytes with Ken Harlan, Founder and CEO at MobileFuse

Hi Ken, from Analyst to becoming a CEO - How did you plan your transition through the Dotcom era to the modern AI era? I really had no plan. Just jumped-in with two feet. Through all of my companies, I’ve focused on two main things: service and creative. By keeping the most important aspects of Advertising simple, we’ve been able to easily adapt as technology has evolved. Service and creativity will never be second to technology. AI, ML, etc really go hand-in-hand with services and creative. Tell us a bit more about your…

Apttus is Positioned as 2019 Technology Leader in the Contract Lifecycle Management Market by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

AI-enabled Apttus CLM platform is recognized for the strong performance across performance parameters of the technology excellence and customer impact in the SPARK Matrix Analysis Apttus, the leading provider of AI-enabled enterprise contract management, announced it has been named a technology leader in the SPARK Matrix analysis of the global contract lifecycle management (CLM) market by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions. Marketing Technology News: Cohesity Appoints Mike Houghton as Vice President of Americas Channels…

TechBytes with Charlie Dordevich, VP of Sales Operations at Nintex

Hi Charlie, tell us about your role/team you handle at Nintex. What inspired you to join the company? I’m the Vice President of Sales Operations at Nintex. My team is responsible for all global renewals, managing and reporting our sales data, forecasting, and more. I was inspired to join Nintex because I wanted to work for a company that was on the cutting edge of business process automation. Operating as efficiently and quickly as possible is critical to success in Sales Ops – it can literally make the difference…

Magento Commerce is Making AI the New Normal in E-Commerce

Introducing AI-Powered Product Recommendations for Magento Commerce. The global digital economy is growing faster than any other economy. Even before the COVID-19 chaos struck down the supply chains and last-mile delivery platforms, nobody could deny that the future of commerce is actually -- Digital. As governments enforce lockdown and authorities plead citizens to maintain social distancing, online purchases have become the most obvious form of shopping. A majority of online purchases have been related to grocery,…

IDC Study Identifies the Largest IaaS and PaaS Workloads on Public Cloud

A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) study offers the first look at enterprise workloads leveraging Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) capabilities on the public cloud. The study found that IaaS and PaaS spending in 2018 was dominated by three workloads: Data Management, Application Development & Testing, and Data Analytics. Combined, these three workloads represented more than half of all IaaS and PaaS spending in 2018. This was primarily driven by enterprises migrating their…

Sainsbury’s Feeds its Supply Chain Strategy with Blue Yonder

Leading U.K. retailer selects Blue Yonder’s end-to-end Luminate platform to power its supply chain strategy Blue Yonder, Inc., announced that Sainsbury’s, one of the United Kingdom’s leading multi brand, multi-channel retailers across food, clothing, general merchandise and financial services, has selected Blue Yonder’s end-to-end supply chain platform as the foundation of its supply chain transformation. Sainsbury’s will deploy Blue Yonder to power its end-to-end supply chain strategy, on a single artificial…