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MarTech Interview with Richard Stevenson, CEO at Red Box

" A central CRM platform is a key component of leveraging the insights derived from Voice analytics to ensure that 360 customer view for all lines of business. " Journey into Tech Hi Richard, tell us about your role and journey into Technology. What inspired you to take up the role at Red Box? I’ve worked in the Software and Financial Services sectors for over twenty years now, focusing on transformation and innovation. I joined Red Box as CEO in 2016 and it was really the inherent richness of Voice data and its ability…

MarTech Interview with Katherine Calvert, CMO at Khoros

"The key to success and standing out in a world where loyalty is all but dead is to facilitate trust through transparency." My Journey Hi Katherine, tell us know your journey in technology. How did you decide to join Khoros? I’ve been in the business of tech marketing for almost 20 years, and one of the reasons I love it is that it’s always changing — there are always dynamic new stories to tell and interesting new tools to deliver them. In B2B Marketing, the job is really simple — we’re here to create, accelerate, and…

MarTech Interview with Raviteja Dodda, Founder and CEO at MoEngage Inc.

"Being able to detect where the user is in their lifecycle and reach them with the right and relevant messaging at the right time is super-critical for any e-commerce business." Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at MoEngage? I am Founder and CEO at MoEngage Inc. Customer obsession is the key to growing any business today. However, customers’ touchpoints have increased significantly in the last few years and journeys have become more complex. Today’s customer expects brands to provide a…

MarTech Interview with Alexandr Galkin, Co-Founder and CEO at Competera

"AI can process millions of data points, detect the correlation between them, see the patterns no one can see, and use all of these to offer proper insights for the right decisions." Could you let us know your journey into technology? What inspired you to start Competera? I’ve always wanted to get away from my past in Consultancy. I remember how it took consultants a lot of time and money to generate the same price and promo recommendations based on econometrics, mathematical statistics and sales forecast for different…

MarTech Interview with Sovan Bin, CEO and Founder at Odaseva

"It is really important for large companies to enhance data protection in the Cloud and address the compliance side at the forefront of data privacy, since regulation often moves faster than technology." Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What inspired you to start Odaseva? I think the initial start of this company was my role as a Software Architect - working to implement Salesforce. Schneider Electric requested a study on how to bring the maturity of the data processes from the on-prem environment to…

MarTech Interview with Eric Vardon, CEO at Morphio

"The important part when not falling into a trend, is to stick with what you know while aiming to cut through and connect to your audience." Could you tell us about your journey in technology and how you started at Morphio? Since the early 80’s and my first Atari Computer, I have been a closet nerd that loves progressive technology. In the founding days of building one of  North America's fastest-growing Marketing Technology agencies, it became apparent that the size and complexity of Digital Marketing spending was…

MarTech Interview with Marika Roque, COO at KERV Interactive

"Experience and engagement are going to be all about making things more accessible and easier for consumers while benefiting marketers – not the other way around." Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at KERV. This is a tough question as I manage the full operation of the company from strategy, to sales to planning and activation to data and product. My current focus is on making sure the way we are currently packaging up our technology matches with what the market is looking for while also building…

MarTech Interview with Patrick Moorhead, CMO at Pricefx

"SaaS is the future of data analytics.SaaS architecture enables data to become real-time and to become useful, and immediately applicable to real business conditions – our software is intentionally designed to do just that." How exciting is the current SaaS ecosystem today? SaaS is literally on fire – its a very exciting time, particularly in the pricing space. Pricefx was truly the first cloud native solution to enter the B2B pricing space, and at the time most in the industry were sceptical, saying there was no way…

MarTech Interview with Rachel Conforti, VP of Marketing at LoopMe

"When you marry brand awareness efforts and scale via automation tools you can discover insights that will drive even more success in the future." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? I’ve been in B2B Marketing for the past 20 years, making the pivot from out-of-home advertising to ad technology in the late 2000s. I was fortunate to work alongside some of the best AdTech leaders out there including Brian Lesser, Nicolle Pangis and Paul Dolan while I was at 24/7 Real Media. That is where I began…

MarTech Interview with John Nardone, CEO at Flashtalking

"Trust is at a premium now — trust with your consumer, trust with your vendor – and this comes into play when you’re handling data at the scale that you are in today’s digital economy." Journey into Tech As the industry has continued to evolve, and you think about your journey into Technology, any new reflections on the role you have played? What inspires you most in your role at Flashtalking? The only constant in a technology-based business is change, and I have always loved that simple fact. What makes the constant…

MarTech Interview with Gil Bar-Tur, CEO at PubPlus

"The publishing industry has taken monumental steps forward in the past few years, but publishers still need to put their business caps on and focus on content as a product" Could you tell us about your role and journey into technology? What inspired you to establish PubPlus - as well as expand globally? I’ve always been a tech lover and early adopter of new trends. I started out in an elite military unit then made the natural transition to cybersecurity after my service; only later on was I exposed to the online…

MarTech Interview with Burr Smith, CEO at BroadSign

"OOH used to be about buying media based on time and place, but with programmatic it’s more about buying an audience." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Marketing Technology? What inspired you to join Broadsign? I originally joined Broadsign as an investor early on. I liked the product, the company’s vision and its track record in the space. About five years ago, I decided to take a more active role as the CEO, and since then we’ve introduced several new products and added about 200 people to our team.…

MarTech Interview with Jo Kinsella, Chief Revenue Officer and EVP at TVSquared

"Today, the definition of “TV” means linear and digital video. Since the advertising industry has traditionally operated in silos, it began segmenting digital and linear TV into separate buckets." Could you tell us about your role and journey within the marketing industry? What inspired you to join TVSquared? The majority of my professional career was spent in the FinTech space – an industry that trailblazed the use of Big Data analytics. I was introduced to the world of TV advertising after Calum Smeaton, TVSquared’s CEO,…

MarTech Interview with Josko Grljevic, Chief Transformation Officer at Talon Outdoor

"Making interactions with technology intuitive and simple is absolutely essential to driving user adoption" You have a long track-record of successfully working in and managing diverse business teams. How did you arrive at Talon and what attracted you to the OOH Advertising ecosystem? The Out of Home (OOH) market is at a very exciting juncture. Digitization has brought a step-change in innovation and growth, but there are still significant challenges that need to be overcome, and a huge appetite to effect change quickly.…

MarTech Interview with Brian Walker, Chief Strategy Officer at Bloomreach

"Today’s Marketing and Technology leaders have got to get serious about using their data to drive better customer and business outcomes." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? I’ve spent the past 20+ years in the digital commerce space, being fortunate in that time to play many different roles on all sides of the table. I started out being a part of the team that launched one of the first large-scale online apparel businesses, spent time at Amazon and Expedia early on, led commerce technology…

MarTech Interview with Guy Tytunovich, Founder and CEO at CHEQ

"Ad-driven e-commerce should be adopting cybersecurity technologies like behavioral analysis and bot-fingerprinting to allow third-party vendors to look directly at a request." Could you tell us about your journey in technology and how you started at CHEQ? I started my journey in tech back in 2003 when I joined the research wing of the Israeli defense intelligence. I was admitted to a unique program known as “Haman Talpiot,” which is tasked with breeding the next generation of intelligence leadership. I served there for…

MarTech Interview with David Turner, CMO at Sidetrade

"Marketers today are keen to use technology, the trick is to keep the focus on the outcomes and measurable benefits – not technology for its own sake!" You have a long track-record of successfully working in and managing diverse business teams. How did you arrive at Sidetrade? Having run EMEA Marketing for a US tech company for the last 4 years, I was looking for a European-based scale-up where I could be at the heart of the business – building a global Marketing Operation but also part of the Executive team driving…

MarTech Interview with Hugh Fletcher, Global Head of Consultancy and Innovation at Wunderman Thompson Commerce

"B2B marketers must be more knowledgeable about their customers as they must target them as workers, decision-makers, and consumers" Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at your company? When it comes to the future of commerce, many organizations are just not thinking far enough ahead – they are too ‘heads-down’ thinking about this week’s, this month’s or maybe this year’s figures. But while they are ‘heads-down’, some major players in the market are very much ‘heads up’ – and are defining …

MarTech Interview with Parker Morse, Founder and CEO at H Code

"Marketing campaigns can target audiences more effectively and address differences between segments with the right tools and knowledge." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Media and Marketing? Technological advancements like the internet, smartphones, mobile applications, and streaming services transformed the media industry and influenced my own journey into Media and Marketing. I knew that digital would be at the forefront of progress, so I chose to start my career in Investment Banking in the digital…

MarTech Interview with Dennis Becker, Chairman and CEO at Mobivity

"I think that the misperception of AI is that it’s general and not understood that it’s specific." Could you tell us about your role and journey into technology? My role as CEO is self-explanatory. My journey into technology started at a very young age and that was the start of a lifelong love affair with technology. I had a genuine curiosity on how everything worked and started programming at a very early age.  As I got older, I was fortunate enough to study Computer Science during the dot-com era. From there, I started…