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Interview with Shashi Seth, Sr. Vice President, Oracle Marketing Cloud

"Modern Marketing is all about having one-on-one conversations with your customers, at the right time, on the right channel, with the right content." Tell us about your role at Oracle and how you got here. What inspired you to join Oracle Marketing Cloud? I am the Senior Vice President of Oracle Marketing Cloud. I joined Oracle about seven months ago. I was previously the Chief Product Officer of a late stage startup called xAd (now called GroundTruth) which is a location-based marketing platform. Oracle is one of…

TechBytes with David Jones, Director, Product Marketing, Nuxeo

David Jones Director, Product Marketing, Nuxeo Managing Content has been a challenge for all types of organizations. Managing content is an opportunity to help companies better leverage their information and to gain new insights into their business. We spoke to David Jones, Director, Product Marketing, Nuxeo, to understand how their content service platform could benefit companies handling large amounts of data and how their offering helps with GDPR compliance. Tell us about your role at Nuxeo and the…

Interview with Lilian Leong, COO, 9GAG

"If you look at the trends in content marketing, it’s been the same, unchanging yet ever-changing. What works one minute might not work in the next." Tell us about your role at 9GAG and how you got here? What galvanized you to join a viral entertainment content marketing platform? I joined 9GAG in August 2016 as the Chief Operating Officer. I spent the first part of my career across different advertising operations (media, creative, promotions, events, direct marketing and digital). I was planning my next move to be…

TechBytes with Megan Headley, Research Director, TrustRadius

Megan Headley Research Director, TrustRadius Authenticity and validation through independent resources are key factors for all B2B buyers. TrustRadius recently released “The 2018 B2B Buying Disconnect” report. This report included the vendor’s perspective, enabling a direct comparison between how vendors attempt to influence buyers versus how buyers make purchasing decisions. To learn more about how B2B vendors could benefit from this, We spoke to Megan Headley, Research Director, TrustRadius. What was your…

Interview with Holly Pavlika, SVP, Marketing & Content, Collective Bias

"The maturity of data science helps the marketing industry switch focus rapidly and keep up with dizzying speed of consumer preferences." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of Collective Bias? Back in 2009, I was working at a social media agency and was told to start a blog about marketing to moms. I was fortunate to start it at a time when every brand was looking to work with moms who were bloggers. Through the blog, I got connected to the UN and became a Shot At Life Champion,…

TechBytes with Alex Wright, Head of Insight, Blis

Alex Wright Head of Insight, Blis In the digital world, data is the new oil. Segmentation and acquiring the right datasets are critical to the success of omnichannel marketing campaigns.  We spoke to Alex Wright, Head of Insights, Blis, to understand how data is verified and the criticality of location data in marketing attribution. Normal 0 false false false EN-IN X-NONE X-NONE

Interview with Anne Gretland, CEO, FotoWare

"Digital innovation is about how we no longer have to do many small tasks to get the job done or to make something happen." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be part of FotoWare? I fell in love with technology when I started working for Microsoft in 1998. I had never before experienced such a passion for technology or seen up close how technology so fundamentally can affect our everyday lives. That’s when knew I belonged in the IT-world, and I have never looked back. It is important for…

TechBytes with Wailin Wong, Host, Basecamp

Wailin Wong Host, Basecamp Audio marketing is growing in popularity and it could be a very important aspect of your content marketing in 2018 and beyond. In this interview, Wailin Wong, an audio content marketer/podcast host at Basecamp, tell us what audio content strategies and benchmarks you should follow to make podcasts more relevant and engaging. Tell us about your role at Basecamp and how you arrived at this position? I co-produce and host Basecamp’s podcast, Rework, based on Jason Fried…

Interview with Cary Lawrence, Co-Founder, SocialCode

"Data is at the core of everything we do, whether it’s powering creative or pinpointing the best audiences." Tell us about your role and how you got here? What compelled you to be a part of SocialCode? I am SocialCode’s proud co-founder and SVP of Delivery for our Audience Intelligence product. I have experience on the agency, traditional media, and publisher side, where I focused on digital media. I went to grad school to learn more about technology’s impact on society and communications and eventually landed a role…

TechBytes with Maribeth Ross, SVP Marketing, Monetate

Maribeth Ross SVP Marketing, Monetate The digital age has revealed to marketers how no two customers are alike in their interaction with a brand. The art of pleasing a customer is more complex than it ever was, and a good way to start is to leverage technology that measures what works, and what doesn't across the buyers' journeys. It's imperative today for marketers to have a clear understanding of Personalization- Segmentation- Optimization, and Automation at various stages of the Customer Lifecycle. To tell us more…

Interview with Adrianna Burrows, Chief Marketing Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand

"The best marketers will be able to use technology, including machine learning, to fine-tune their campaigns and provide truly personalized experiences for their potential buyers." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to be a part of a tech-based talent management company? In March 2018, I joined Cornerstone OnDemand as the Chief Marketing Officer. The company is currently in a pivotal phase of growth, and I was drawn to the enormous opportunity to lead the company’s brand expansion and help…

TechBytes with Walt Horstman, SVP Advanced Media & Advertising, TiVo

Walt Horstman SVP, Advanced Media & Advertising, TiVo In 2018, would you be still paying for TV advertising over digital? Well, it's never been more competitive in the ad industry where we see programmatic advertising technologies impacting traditional TV media buying behaviors with measurable metrics on hand. To understand the current State of TV Advertising ecosystem in 2018, we spoke to Walt Horstman, SVP Advanced Media & Advertising, TiVo. Tell us about your role at TiVo and the team/technology…

Interview with Joshua Neckes, Co-Founder, Simon Data

"Digital transformation is the act of bringing (or dragging) an “old school” marketing operation into the modern era." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to co-found Simon Data? A blend of market opportunity and passion. On the market opportunity side, the modern marketing cloud is fundamentally broken. Customer data is the “atomic unit” of marketing; effective marketing is totally contingent upon using it well. And yet when my co-founders and I looked at the set of options for…

TechBytes with Eric Marotta, Director Product Marketing, CloudCraze

Eric Marotta Director Product Marketing, CloudCraze  CRM Titan Salesforce recently acquired B2B commerce experience provider CloudCraze.  The customer-first B2B commerce enabler had raised $30.6 million in funding, including a $20 million round in 2017 that included participation from Salesforce Ventures. We spoke to Eric Marotta, Director Product Marketing, Cloudcraze to understand how the company would benefit from this acquisition and what the future for B2B commerce looked like. What are the benefits of…

Interview with Lou Jordano, CMO, Crimson Hexagon

"The true value of social media for CMOs is not about engagement and automation, but about the level and types of insights that you’re extracting from social media data." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What’s the most exciting part about Crimson Hexagon’s workplace? Before I came to Crimson Hexagon, I was CMO at Attivio, a cognitive search and insight platform, which also uses natural language processing and AI to help companies make sense of unstructured text. For me, the most exciting part of Crimson’s…

Interview with Kristine Steuart, CEO And Co-Founder, Allocadia

"The success of the #RunMarketing movement is due to the need for marketers to better manage all of the operational aspects of marketing." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to start a MarTech company?           The Allocadia story, like many entrepreneurs, starts with experiencing a big, challenging problem first-hand. I was working in marketing at a global high-tech company in Vancouver, Canada. My colleagues and I managed our multi-million dollar marketing investments in multiple…

TechBytes with Steve Borthwick, CTO, Artesian

Steve Borthwick CTO, Artesian It may seem that marketing and sales technologies are converging to deliver measurable ROI to CMOs. The major element driving this convergence is the prolific rate of penetration of AI/ML platforms. With global companies competing in the AI race, we tried to assess how the European market for sales automation and intelligence technologies compares against the Americas? To unravel these insights, and much more on AI for sales, we spoke to Steve Borthwick, CTO, Artesian. Tell us about your…

Interview with Craig Harris, Founder and Chairman of the Board, HG Data

"We use ML and NLP to help process billions of structured and unstructured documents to curate highly valuable technographic information that our customers use to inform their sales and marketing outreach." Tell us about your role and how you got here. What inspired you to launch a sales intelligence platform? When I launched HG Data 8 years ago, the driving force for me was the notion that my team and I could build highly valuable datasets for sales and marketing teams – data that we knew the market needed, data that…

TechBytes with Ari Saposh, VP, Data, oneAudience

Ari Saposh VP, Data, oneAudience Mobile users are growing exponentially. The rising trend of mobile-first businesses has marketers on alert. Every second, there are millions of mobile moments occurring across the globe, that could be a potential insight into a customer's (or segments) purchasing behavior, demographics, emotion, and even influencer capabilities. To better understand the dynamic state of mobile audience intelligence, we spoke to Ari Saposh, VP, Data,  oneAudience. Tell us about your role at one…

Interview with Mark Frost, CEO, Sitecore

"B2B marketers need to centralize all their customer data, across all channels so that all their digital marketing tools are working off the same data set." Tell us about your role and how you got here? What galvanized you to be a part of an enterprise tech? I was delighted to join Sitecore as their CEO because it's a great company with fantastically talented people and a wonderful culture. I was excited by some significant trends -- half of our species is now online; WCM and Commerce are massive and rapidly growing…