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Prediction Series: Interview with Anurag Kahol, CTO and Co-Founder at Bitglass

Hi Anurag. Tell us about the biggest disruptions that you see happening in 2020. We will see an increase in the number of M&A deals in 2020. In fact, 79 percent of respondents to Deloitte’s M&A trends 2019 report expect the number of deals they close to rise in the next 12 months – up from 70 percent last year. Consequently, companies need to learn from the headaches faced by Marriott in 2018 when it acquired Starwood and inherited a breach of guest data. Security needs to be a key component of any M&A…

Acxiom Announces New Global Identity Solutions Portfolio to Help Marketers Improve Experiences Everywhere

Portfolio Will Allow a Holistic View of Multiple Customer Identities to Deliver Exceptional Experiences Acxiom, the data and technology foundation for the world’s best marketers, announced the launch of Acxiom Real Identity, a new global identity solutions portfolio that allows a holistic view of multiple customer identities to improve customer insight and deliver exceptional experiences. “Acxiom has built its identity expertise over five decades and has established itself as a leader in identity solutions” Acxiom…

MarTech Opportunities in the 2020 Decade

A portmanteau combining the words Marketing and Technology, MarTech describes one of the greatest paradigm shifts in the history of marketing: the arrival of data-driven technology platforms. Over the past two decades, tech went from playing a peripheral role in Marketing to becoming an integral part of all Marketing processes. In essence, Marketing today is MarTech. Martech helps marketers address audiences that are more informed, tech-savvy, and connected than ever before. What is the MarTech opportunity? As of January…

DialogTech Only Call Tracking Provider with 100% In-House Solution for PCI DSS Compliance

Enables Businesses Adhering to PCI DSS to Leverage the Full Benefits of Call Tracking Without Compromising Their Customers' Sensitive Data with Third-Party Vendors DialogTech, provider of the leading AI-powered conversation intelligence platform for marketers, today announced that it has been officially certified PCI DSS-compliant, becoming the only call tracking vendor with a 100% in-house solution for PCI DSS compliance. DialogTech passed the formal PCI audit and is certified with all its platform's call analytics…

How the World’s Three Internets Are Changing Global Marketing

At the turn of this century, virtually everyone was optimistic about the “democratization of information” that would be possible from shared global access to the unifying worldwide web. It was a promise that was exciting, terrifying and unbelievable all at the same time. And it was a hotbed for innovation that radically transformed industries – including Marketing – in ways that are still being played out. How So? In the US, companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple ascended and drove entirely new kinds of market…

The Price of Personalization: Unpacking the Realities of Consumer-Brand Engagement in the Digital Age

In 2006, Clive Humby coined the phrase “data is the new oil” and since then this has become the catchphrase amongst marketers for the past 14 years. However, what went predominantly unnoticed is the further elaboration he gave on this phrase. Like oil, data is “valuable, but if unrefined it cannot really be used. Oil has to be changed into gas, plastic, chemicals, etc to create a valuable entity that drives profitable activity; so, data must be broken down and analyzed for it to have value”. Even as consumer information…

5 Predictions for the Top MarTech Trends of 2020

The MarTech industry is massive, to say the least. As a matter of fact, it’s been forecasted to grow to $8.3 billion in annual revenues by 2021. And as with all industries, MarTech Trends come and go, which means that staying up-to-date with industry changes will keep you a step ahead of competitors and hopefully even doing your job better. Additionally, taking advantage of the latest MarTech strategies and tools has the potential to improve your workflow and the customer experience you offer. While there’s lots of…

Let’s Test Your CCPA Preparedness!

On New Year’s Day, the same logic that was used to create GDPR, came stateside when the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was officially put into effect. This legislation provides California residents more control over their personal data. The objective is simple: provide better consumer protections and enhance the respect of privacy by improving transparency regarding the way companies are using their users’ data. When GDPR came into effect, Europe paved the way for regulation, compelling companies to focus on…

TechBytes with Brian Byer, Vice President, GM at Blue Fountain Media

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at Blue Fountain Media. I am Vice President and General Manager of Blue Fountain Media (BFM). I oversee all agency activities from Revenue Generation to Expense Management. BFM has a strong history of growth through our technology partnerships. While we love Drupal on Acquia, we are also strong proponents of WP Engine, Sitecore and Adobe for CMS. On the commerce front, BigCommerce has a great product that’s growing very quickly ever since Adobe acquired…

The Secret to Great Visitor Management: People Management

Visitor management may seem like a boring and unglamorous aspect of corporate life. But the fact is that it is an important discipline where meaningful interactions and engagements should be the norm. Your firm should ideally implement a personalized digital reception process to greet and welcome your guests warmly when they enter your building. Further, you should take steps to prioritize visitor and client needs, and eagerly build a good connection with your guests as a part of an effective visitor management program. An…

TechBytes with Jude McColgan, CEO at Localytics

What is the CCPA law? What are the consequences of not complying? Similar to the Massachusetts data breach notification law that went into effect in April, and GDPR before that, CCPA is the latest in a line of user data compliance regulations designed to better protect the data of consumers while they browse the internet. These laws are a direct response to the lack of progress at the federal level for appropriate consumer protections and should serve as a reminder for companies to conduct privacy audits and cross-checks…

CCPA Insights Series Part 1: Understand the Value of First-Party Data

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), enacted in 2018, came into effect from 1 January 2020. It is hailed as one of the strongest data privacy laws in the country, and other states are most likely to follow the path. Together with GDPR, CCPA has disrupted the data economy in the US and EU, with an irreversible impact (mostly positive) on the data operations of IT, Marketing, Sales and Customer Success departments. However, GDPR compliance doesn't mean your CCPA preparedness is unshakeable. You may still need to do…

X-Mode Acquires Location Data Assets from UK-Based Location Sciences

Strategic Acquisition Positions X-Mode as Leading Provider of Quality Location Data in the UK -- Location Sciences and X-Mode Establish Exclusive EU and APAC Sales Agreement X-Mode, a leading global provider of location data, announced it has acquired the location data assets of UK-based Location Sciences. As a result of the acquisition, X-Mode is now the largest provider of GDPR compliant location in the UK and a Top provider in the European Union (EU). Marketing Technology News: Manthan to Showcase Industry Leading…

TechBytes with Keith Pieper, VP of Product Operations at Sovrn

Tell us about your role and journey into Advertising technology My first role in Ad technology was with AdNet who built websites in Omaha, Nebraska. While there, I helped the company move from building websites to administering online display media for Ameritrade, also headquartered in Omaha. From there, I moved to Colorado to join an ad serving startup called MatchLogic. It’s been a fun and interesting road since that eventually led me to Sovrn today. What are your thoughts on the CCPA? How can the industry prepare…

Osano Unburdens Businesses by Automating CCPA Compliance

Austin, Texas-based software provider helps companies quickly and affordably gain compliance with minimal effort Osano​, a company building the first platform for data privacy transparency, has automated the compliance process for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). A week into activation, the CCPA is already a notoriously contentious and dense set of laws. By automating data privacy for businesses, Osano relieves the cognitive overhead on businesses and sets them up for a productive decade ahead. Marketing…

Perion Acquires Content IQ and Its Breakthrough Pub-Tech Optimization Solution to Strategically Propel Disruptive Synchronized Digital…

Strategic and Accretive Acquisition Creates Synergies Across Perion’s Business Units and Prepares Perion for “Cookie-Less” Future Perion Network Ltd., a global technology company that delivers its Synchronized Digital Branding solution across the three main pillars of digital advertising - ad search, social media and display / video advertising - announced that it has consummated the acquisition of Content IQ (“CIQ”). CIQ is a privately held company founded in 2014, based in New York City with offices in Tel Aviv, and…

Gimbal Launches LocationChoices, Giving Consumers Increased Control Over Their Location Data

Gimbal announced the launch of LocationChoices, a mobile app that gives consumers increased control over their location data. The program was launched to inform and educate consumers about the data they produce and allow them to opt out of potential use cases they were unaware of. While increasing government regulations like GDPR and CCPA provide broad consumer protections, the sensitivities of location data require more nuanced controls for consumers to decide if and how that data is used.…

Doing the Work from the Outside In: Rewriting the Rules for Digital Advertising

Digital Advertising needs a shakeup. The only way to rebuild, to effect big, bold change, is to do the work from the outside in and rewrite the rules for Digital Advertising. The industry simply must come together around an end-to-end rules-based platform for Marketing that connects brands and agencies through tech to media and consumers with accountability and transparency at each point across the media supply chain. What does it mean to be a “rules-based” platform? In basic terms, the goal is to adopt high standards…

CCPA Data Compliance

Thanks to the internet, we can now shop for clothes, buy and sell stock, share videos of our pets doing tricks, and plan a vacation from the comfort of our own couch. While the digital revolution has made things more convenient for consumers, it’s also been a boon for businesses looking to gather customer data. Sometimes, it feels like the internet is mostly cat videos and memes. However, when you look beyond its surface, it’s actually the most amazing data collection tool in history. Think about the last website you…

DeCloak Launches the First Privacy Processing Unit (PPU) and Module to De-Identify Users Personal Data

DeCloak is the ultimate solution for keeping personal info de-identified while allowing businesses to gather and analyze valuable user behavior information. DeCloak offers a brand new third-party solution of de-identification technique to create a win-win situation for the consumers, and service vendors. DeCloak uses proprietary hardware-embedded algorithms, named PPU (Privacy Processing Unit), that can be used as an external dongle or an IC designed directly into a smartphone or other personal devices. From that point on…