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Europe Lagging On AI Development, Samsung And IBM Lead In AI Patent Race

Award-winning OxFirst, a specialist in the law and economics of IP, has released research that reveals the hidden secrets behind global patent registrations and information on the economic value of patents in the AI sector. While Samsung, IBM and Tencent dominate with the highest number of patents filed, fierce competition between the US and China overshadows other countries, including the EU. Marketing Technology News: AdTech Partnership: Bonzai Brings Creative Ad Formats to Adobe Advertising Cloud Multiple neural nets,…

Scality Affirms Commitment to Open Source as Founding Member of New Linux Foundation

SODA Foundation develops an open source, unified and autonomous data management framework for data mobility from edge to core to cloud Scality announced its founder status and membership of SODA Foundation, an expanded open source community under the Linux Foundation umbrella. As a founding member, Scality joins forces with Fujitsu, IBM, Sony and others to accelerate innovation in meeting the challenges of data management across multiple clouds, edge and core environments for end users. The range of challenges end…

Blockchain Surges Forward

Industry experts predict a surging acceptance of blockchain technologies in the next three years, and the global cryptocurrency mining market is forecast to reach almost $40 billion.  With a growing number of organizations around the world adopting cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies, smart companies operating within the space are working to strengthen their positions in the burgeoning industry. International Spirits & Wellness Holdings Inc is partnering with Bit5ive LLC, a global leader in cryptocurrency mining…

Appier Announces Global Expansion With New Leadership and Locations

Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company, announces today the expansion of its global leadership and that it is now established in Europe, bringing its suite of enterprise products to the market to help businesses in the region grow through effective application of AI and deep learning. Appier was founded in 2012 and has since become one of the foremost technology partners to more than 1000 global brands. Recognised as a Top 50 AI company by Fortune Magazine, Appier helps its clients use AI to make…

Acoustic Names Dennis Self Chief Executive Officer

Self to drive company growth and innovation at the intersection of marketing, data, and technology Acoustic, the largest independent marketing cloud with a total focus on the marketer, announced that Dennis Self has joined the company as its new Chief Executive Officer. Self brings extensive experience in marketing and related data and technology services to the role. His hiring underscores Acoustic’s commitment to understanding the needs of marketers and delivering solutions that will empower their success. Most…

MarTech Interview with Bob Lord, SVP of Cognitive Applications at IBM

"Companies can conduct business as usual remotely because Cloud service data centers manage processing power, connectivity, memory, storage and access to applications and programs." Please tell us about your role and the team/technology at IBM. As Senior Vice President, Cognitive Applications, Blockchain, and Ecosystems at IBM, I’m responsible for delivering market-leading products on our Cloud that create greater value for clients and partners. As we move further into 2020, I am focused on two key strategies to…

Pega Appoints Hayden Stafford as President of Global Client Engagement

Pegasystems Inc., the software company empowering customer engagement at the world’s leading enterprises, announced it has appointed Hayden Stafford as president of global client engagement, effective. This new senior leadership position will unify Pega’s corporate strategy, marketing, and go-to-market functions. Mr. Stafford will report to Alan Trefler, Pega’s founder and CEO. Marketing Technology News: Comscore and Gem Shopping Network Announce Agreement for Television Measurement Mr. Stafford has…

Cyrano.ai Launches Meeting Insights for Zoom, Brings Deep Listening to Help Work-at-Home Professionals

Cyrano.ai today announced the availability of Meeting Insights on the Zoom Marketplace. Cyrano Meeting Insights is the easiest way to improve the outcomes of virtual meetings  Cyrano.ai announced the availability of Meeting Insights on the Zoom Marketplace. Cyrano Meeting Insights is the easiest way to improve the outcomes of virtual meetings. The system uses deep listening to interpret Zoom Business meetings, then provides a unique, personalized email to the meeting organizer, detailing the values, communication, and…

Hypersonix Receives $11.5M in Series A Funding Led by Intel Capital for AI-Driven Autonomous Analytics Platform Founded by Former Executives…

Company offers comprehensive cloud-based, intelligent analytics solution for consumer commerce; counts Amazon Lab126 among growing list of customers Hypersonix has received $11.5M in Series A funding led by Intel Capital with participation from existing investors. Hypersonix was founded by successful serial entrepreneur and former SAP executive Prem Kiran, and is led by an impressive co-founding team, including Rama Rao, former MIT research faculty member for advanced analytics, as well as former PayPal and Intuit data…

Teradata Board Appoints Steve McMillan President and Chief Executive Officer

Proven Technology Leader Brings a Track Record of Driving Global Strategy and Execution in Hypergrowth Enterprise Cloud Businesses Teradata announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Steve McMillan President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, effective June 8, 2020. Mr. McMillan was previously at F5 Networks, Inc. as Executive Vice President of Global Services. He succeeds interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Victor Lund. Mr. Lund will step down from the Company’s Board…

Annual IBM List Celebrates Global Women Leaders Shaping the Future of Artificial Intelligence

Company honors 35 professionals from 12 countries, as new global survey shows benefits of diversity to AI -- but notes that work is still needed to close gender gap IBM at its Think Digital conference unveiled its list of Women Leaders in AI, recognizing 35 exceptional female business leaders from 12 countries who are using artificial intelligence to drive transformation, growth and innovation across a wide variety of industries. These leaders were chosen because they and their companies are demonstrating the power of…

Ribbon Offers IBM Clients Free Unified Communication as a Service and Collaboration Rooms on IBM Public Cloud

Ribbon enables organizations to continue to support their customers with a full suite of communications and collaboration tools hosted on the IBM public cloud Ribbon Communications Inc., a global provider of real time communications software and network solutions to service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure sectors, announced that it is delivering free cloud-based Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) technology on the IBM public cloud to support IBM enterprise clients' remote staff. The …

N3 Holding Virtual Hiring Events to Support Growing Workforce and Changing Landscape Amid COVID-19

Leader in Technology sales hiring 80+ sales agents in Charleston WV N3, a global leader in integrated B2B technology sales and marketing, announced today they will hold virtual hiring events for interested candidates in Charleston, WV, and surrounding areas, to support continued growth from top tier clients such as Microsoft, IBM and Cisco. Marketing Technology News: Xebec Provides Update on Coronavirus Impact on Global Operations N3’s shift to virtual hiring events is in response to the rapidly changing workplace…

Adjust Strengthens Agency Partnerships And Enterprise Sales With Appointments Of Industry Veterans Kelly Mullins And Bill Gerber

As the U.S. market becomes increasingly mobile-first, Adjust continues to invest in simplifying agency partner integrations, while offering brands long-term solutions to improve marketing performance  Adjust, a global B2B SaaS company, announced the appointments of two seasoned leaders to strengthen its agency partnerships and enterprise sales practices in the U.S. With US advertising spend on pace to reach nearly $390 billion this year, Adjust is ramping up its investments in the increasingly mobile-first region to help…

Zix Corporation Adds Marcy Campbell to Board of Directors

Zix Corporation, a leading provider of cloud email security, compliance and productivity solutions, announced that Marcy Campbell, vice president and general manager North America and Australia sales and head of global sales operations for PayPal, has been elected to Zix’s board of directors. Marketing Technology News: Sense Rolls Out Partner Program for Cooperatives at TechAdvantage 2020, Booth 2421 “Marcy is a valuable addition to Zix’s board as the company continues to evolve and grow," said David Wagner, CEO of…

Autosoft Wins Three 2020 Stevie Awards for Excellence in Customer Service

Auto dealer technology provider scores wins amongst a stacked field that included IBM, Dell, Intuit, and DHL Autosoft was presented with three Stevie Awards in customer service, customer satisfaction, and contact center categories at the 14th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Autosoft was awarded a Silver Stevie Award for "Best Use of Technology in Customer Service – Computer Industries," another Silver Stevie Award for "Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy," and a Bronze Stevie Award for "Contact …

Infosys and IBM Collaborate to Help Businesses Accelerate Digital Transformation With IBM Public Cloud

Infosys becomes first global systems integrator to join IBM's new public cloud ecosystem Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, and IBM announced a global alliance to help enterprises accelerate their digital transformation journey using the IBM public cloud. The collaboration will help enterprises -- including those in highly regulated industries such as financial services, insurance and healthcare -- to transition, modernize and transform their enterprise workloads and…

Avtex Hires Kristine Hansen as Vice President of Sales

Hansen Will Focus on Delivering Extraordinary Experiences by Unifying Microsoft and Genesys Technology Avtex, a customer experience (CX) consulting and technology company, announced the hiring of Kristine Hansen as Vice President of Sales. Hansen, previously with companies such as Microsoft and IBM, recently concluded her role as a Senior Director at Genesys. In her new role, she will report to Avtex Chief Business Officer, Bryce Gibson. “I know firsthand how capable and successful Avtex has been at providing seamless,…

ConvergeOne Names D. Robert Martin President, Field Organization

ConvergeOne, a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and digital infrastructure solutions, announced that D. Robert Martin, former Vice President, North America Sales at Red Hat, will join ConvergeOne as President, Field Organization, effective. Marketing Technology News: R2integrated Elevates Digital Stack by Appointing Michael Paige as Chief Technology Officer Martin brings more than 20 years of industry experience to ConvergeOne. Most recently, he led mid-market sales strategy and execution during his…

Syncsort Partners with Databricks to Make Mainframe Data Accessible for Cloud Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

 The Partnership Enables Organizations to Build a Lakehouse by Ingesting Data Across the Enterprise into Delta Lake Syncsort announced it has partnered with Databricks to support cloud initiatives for critical mainframe and IBM i data. Enterprises can now leverage Syncsort Connect products to access, transform and deliver mainframe data to Delta Lake for advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning projects. “Liberate Legacy Data Sources with Syncsort and Databricks.” Organizations rely on…