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Interview with Raj De Datta, CEO and Co-Founder at BloomReach

"Customers are always speaking to us. The question is, are we listening?"Tell us about your role at BloomReach and how you got here. What inspired you to start a Digital Experience Platform (DXP)? I co-founded BloomReach in 2009 together with my business partner Ashutosh Garg who is a former Google Search engineer out of the idea that all online experiences could be so much better if websites would cater to the specific needs and interests of the individual customer, using smart algorithms that gather data from all over…

TechBytes with Katie Hickey, Marketing Manager, Usabilla

Katie Hickey Marketing Manager, Usabilla The Customer is a king; the experiences, priceless. The ever-growing importance of customer data platforms has led marketers to hunt for better data accuracy and quality so that they can improve omnichannel experiences. To better understand how marketing teams can optimize user feedback and refine their campaigns, we spoke to Usabilla's Katie Hickey.Tell us about your role at Usabilla and the team/technology you handle. I am currently the US Marketing Manager for Usabilla, a…

Interview with Steve Warren, CEO, Mapp

"What remains constant is the need for brands to stand out and reach their potential by enabling meaningful connections and lasting engagement with their customers."Tell us about your role at Mapp Digital and how you got here. What galvanized you to join a marketing technology company? I serve as Mapp’s chief executive officer. In my role, I focus on positioning our company for success and leading Mapp’s long- and short-term strategy. I heavily focus on increasing overall business value and stand as a liaison between the…

Interview with Ted Dhanik, CEO and Co-Founder, engage:BDR

"Influencers are really creators, which is hugely valuable to a brand beyond just their reach."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What galvanized you towards the tech industry? I am the Co-Founder and CEO of engage:BDR, but my whole career has been in tech- I previously worked on the launch of the MySpace brand from inception, and at lowermybills.com. How do marketers benefit from engage:BDR? What made you launch IconicReach? engage:BDR has been around since 2009, and we've been building out innovative…

TechBytes with Jonathan Liew, Strategy Director, Fetch

Jonathan Liew Strategy Director, Fetch Most users dislike seeing ads on their mobile, and yet mobile advertising is set to represent more than 70% of the entire marketing ad spend in the US. As consumers continue to spend exponentially higher time on their mobiles, it's time to serve such consumers with better experiences, which positively influence business outcomes. To understand how marketers can better deliver meaningful mobile experiences, we spoke to Jonathan Liew, Strategy Director at Fetch.Tell us about your role…

Interview with Todd Owens, CEO, Azuqua

"Marketers have at their disposal an increasing set of tools and technologies that will help to crunch the numbers, but data is usually the bottleneck."Tell us about your role at Azuqua and how you got here? What made you join a martech company? I am Azuqua’s CEO. I started earlier this year and joined a great team that had already built the most powerful cloud integration and automation platform on the market. Azuqua counts some of the world’s leading companies such as Netflix, Airbnb, Proctor & Gamble, HubSpot and…

TechBytes with Jodie McAfee, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Inscape

Jodie McAfee SVP, Sales and Marketing, Inscape The flywheel of Automatic Content Recognition technology is transforming rapidly. TV viewing data is currently at the height of digital advertising analytics. Inscape accesses millions of TVs across a wide range of content sources and delivers the data the same day. This helps adtech buyers and publishers to gain a more granular and comprehensive understanding of audience viewing and engagement across both content and advertising. To better understand how content recognition…

Interview with Daniel Kravtsov, CEO, Improvado

"Talented people should not be wasting their time spreadsheeting. They should be spending their time analyzing data, optimizing campaigns, and developing new strategies."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What inspired you to co-found a technology company? I founded four companies back in Russia and had two successful exits, one in the adtech space. I moved out to San Francisco and started a trading desk with a small team. But after hundreds of meetings with digital media agencies and businesses, we discovered…

Interview with Bill Nagel, Chief Marketing Strategist and Co-founder, Netsertive

"Tech vendors can enable relationships with local businesses so that marketing tactics are less conflictive and more symbiotic."Tell us about the ‘State of Local Digital Marketing’ in 2018? In the aggregate of all local digital marketing, we’re seeing many of the same growth trends you’ll see in national marketing, including the need and desire to have a broad presence by leveraging a successful media mix. Specific within local digital marketing, we’re seeing: Digital Marketing alignment with “local strength” is…

TechBytes with Jeff Cheal, Director, Personalization, Campaign and Analytics Strategy, Episerver

Jeff Cheal Director,Personalization, Campaign and Analytics Strategy, Episerver Content creation practices are under a constant pressure to perform and deliver to meet sales expectations. The biggest factor to achieve ROI is -- Content Personalization. Earlier this year, Episerver had announced the launch of Episerver Advance to help organizations deliver individualized content to visitors everywhere they digitally engage. To better understand how marketers can align their ducks to create 'content that turns head', we…

Interview with Inna Ushakova, Co-Founder & CEO, Scalarr

"Location has ceased to play any role for SaaS tools and their clients. If you become the best at what you do, you will succeed in any market."Tell us about your role at Scalarr and how you got here? What made you start a company to fight fraud in mobile marketing?    I am proud to be a founder and CEO of such a great company. Scalarr was started two years ago, in 2016, with the idea to develop the efficient and highly accurate tool to detect the mobile app-install ad fraud. At that very moment, I was running the…

Interview with Shereta Williams, President, Videa

"The television industry's hesitation is because there hasn’t been a technology evolution like this in over five decades."Tell us about your role at Videa and how you got there? I started my career in the financial industry and that taught me how to value companies and investments in any industry. I then joined a strategic investments group at Cox during the first Internet run-up. It was here that I was provided direct exposure to all divisions of the company as I helped the executive team understand how the internet…

Interview with Stephen Wakeling, Founder and CEO, Phobio

"It is essential to create robust knowledge bases that drive operational efficiencies, scalability and growth that can be automated through AI."Tell us about your role at Phobio and how you got here. What galvanized you to start the company? As a founding CEO of a boot-strapped, high-growth company, my role has continually evolved on what seems like a daily basis. Over the last decade so much has happened that got me here today, though, I think it could be broken down into two primary phases – starting it and running it.…

Interview with Etai Beck, CEO and Co-founder, Folloze

"In order to master ABM strategy, CRM data has to be as clean, accurate and as up-to-date as possible – down to the account, buying center and contact."Tell us about your role at Folloze and how you got here. What’s the most fascinating aspect of leading an ABM platform? I’m the CEO and one of the co-founders at Folloze. We are so excited to be writing the next chapter in marketing innovation history. As inbound marketing has matured and become a well-established practice, we are ready for the next challenge in B2B…

Interview with Gregor Isbister, CEO, Blis

"The main challenge in using location data to inform campaigns has been the amount of fraudulent information and holes in the data provided."Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of a Location Data company? Blis emerged from my senior thesis at university, where I identified a market opportunity to use mobile, wireless technology, and location intelligence as a way of accurately targeting audiences for digital advertisers. I have designed and engineered intelligent demand-side and data…

Interview with Ziv Elul, CEO, Fyber

"Demand still far outweighs supply when it comes to video inventory."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What galvanized you to start an adtech company? If you had asked me in my 20's where I see myself, I would have probably answered in the military. After the mandatory three year service in the Israeli military, I stayed on as an officer. As part of my service, I started my Executive MBA studies in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Offer Yehudai, a long-time friend, helped me with a project for a class I…

Interview with Kabir Shahani, CEO, Amperity

"All the content we’re producing right now is geared towards educating the market on the value of CDPs."Tell us about your role at Amperity and how you got there? How does your entrepreneurial experience help you run a tech company? When I first started out, companies had tons of data and knew it was valuable, but lacked the technology to utilize it properly and get real value from it. That’s what inspired my Co-founder Derek Slager and I to launch our first startup, Appature, which focused on helping healthcare…

Interview with Fayez Mohamood, Co-founder and CEO, Bluecore

"AI-centric tools have the ability to unleash a level of productivity over current workflow based on enterprise software."Tell us about your role and how you got here? What galvanized you to start Bluecore? I am an engineer by training through both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I started out my career in hardware and software design and simulation back in 2006. While that sounds very far from marketing technology, a lot of my training revolved around building solutions that required the need to transform and make…

TechBytes with Billie Vuckovich, Director, Digital Marketing and Ad Ops, dexiMEDIA

Billie Vuckovich Director, Digital Marketing and Ad Operations, dexiMEDIA Ad fraud is the dirty secret of digital media that exploded with smarter advertising analytics platforms reporting them in time. With the adtech evolution, ad fraud also continues to change in form. To better understand ad fraud analytics and the other major threats to video, display, and other ad publishing companies, we spoke to Billie Vuckovich, Director, Digital Marketing and Ad Ops, dexiMEDIA.Tell us about your role at dexiMedia and the…

Interview with Jeff Kupietzky, CEO, PowerInbox

"End-users have come to expect to be dazzled with exquisitely produced, authentic, attention-grabbing, personalized content."Tell us about your role at PowerInbox and how you got here? What inspired you to join PowerInbox?  I saw a tremendous opportunity for email as an overlooked channel ripe for innovation. So many have all but written email’s obituary, but we’re actually finding that it fills a significant and valuable role in the marketing toolkit. As CEO, I oversee everything from product development and market…