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MarTech Interview with Steve Gershik, CMO at inRiver

"As organizations use AI and Data to stay relevant to their buyers in real-time, they need Automation to ensure they are being fully adaptive to meet those needs. " Could you tell us about your role and journey into B2B Marketing Technology? It’d be my pleasure. I've been in B2B Marketing for 21 years now. The last 15 of which have been in and around primarily SaaS companies. My journey into the miasma of Marketing Technology solutions started about 15 or 16 years ago with a company called Nuance Communications and in a…

MarTech Interview with Howard Brown, Founder and CEO at ringDNA

"While Virtual Assistants and AI Bots will certainly have their place in the Sales landscape, we believe the future of Sales is one in which AI drives better human experiences." Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at ringDNA? I am the CEO and Founder of ringDNA, where I lead our incredible team of leaders and we deliver on our vision of transforming the Sales experience. Our AI-powered platform helps businesses scale revenue growth by providing tools to make teams more efficient and…

MarTech Interview with Alex Fly, Founder and CEO at Quickpath

"Machine Learning excels at taking all rich signals, detecting patterns within them, and providing algorithms to optimize outcomes to the desired target." Could you tell us about your journey through technology? What made you found Quickpath? I’ve been working in AI for the past 20 years, and prior to starting Quickpath, my co-founder, Trent McDaniel, and I worked in a consulting capacity. We realized that many businesses faced similar challenges when implementing Machine Learning projects, so we wanted to create software…

MarTech Interview with Jean-Simon Venne, CTO at BrainBox AI

"Developing and running a sophisticated Machine Learning model and handling a number of data points in real-time requires immense computational power" How has your journey been through HVAC technology? What made you found BrainBox AI? My journey into HVAC technology began while working on energy efficiency projects throughout North America and Europe. During this stage of my life, I dealt with technology in a plethora of buildings. These were buildings of different sizes and purpose, anything from hotels all the way to…

MarTech Interview with Mark Goldspink, CEO at The ai Corporation

"Using the latest ML technology, it is now possible to create customer churn algorithms based on historical data; which, when applied to real-time data, can help predict which customers pose a churn risk." Could you tell us about your interaction with the new-age technologies like AI, Machine Learning and Robotics? It is well documented how AI/Machine Learning has been used over the past 30 years to help financial institutions prevent fraud on consumer credit cards. The reason why this was a particularly good use case…

MarTech Interview with Bruce Buchanan, CEO at Rokt

"Using AI and Machine Learning to optimize your digital presence is useless without having a strong brand for customers to connect with. " You have a long track-record of successfully working in and managing diverse business teams. How did you arrive at Rokt and what attracted you to the Transaction marketing ecosystem? I spent 10 years building Jetstar (until 2012), APAC’s leading low-cost airline where I led a team of 7000+, and managed revenue in excess of $3 billion. At Jetstar, we were continually looking to improve…

MarTech Interview with Harry Glaser, CMO at Sisense

"AI may never live up to the extreme hype, it will fundamentally change how people interact with the world." Could you tell us about your role and journey into technology? I lead Marketing at Sisense, and it has been an interesting journey to get here. I didn’t grow up in Marketing, instead, I started as a Programmer and was one of those kids that took apart VCR’s and put them back together for fun. When I was about to graduate from the University of Rochester in New York, I had three offers on the table: one at a…

Interview with Isabella Silverio, Business Coach – Women Entrepreneurs

"I think people are misunderstanding self-care for lots of bubble baths and face masks, but it’s also journaling and doing that deep inner work. " Could you tell us about your role and journey as an entrepreneur? What inspired you to start as a business coach? After spending 4 years in the startup realm and learning so much about Millennial buying behavior and building online communities, I decided to take my skills to the online space and market myself as a Business Consultant. I did this in my Senior year of college. Two…

MarTech Interview with Randy Frisch, CMO at Uberflip

"Content should be used to engage your audience at every stage of the customer journey. " As a CMO of a content experience company, what unique challenges do you meet and overcome in driving Marketing and Sales campaigns daily? One of the biggest challenges we come up daily is the status quo. It can be difficult for marketers to rethink the way they approach content—especially when they’ve been doing things the same way for so long. We challenge marketers to shift their focus from creating net new content, to leveraging…

Dreamforce Interview with Jon Miller, CEO and Co-Founder at Engagio

" Companies today need to focus on coordinated customer experience – where Sales and Marketing work as a team at every stage of the account journey." What comes to mind when you think of Dreamforce? Dreamforce can be overwhelming. It’s a very large and noisy event, where you can reach a thousand people with your message and still hit less than 1% of the whole show. So, it’s really important to figure out an effective strategy to reach as many of the RIGHT people as possible (that’s what ABM is all about!). Which sections…

MarTech Interview with Erez Yereslove, Chief Marketing Officer at Globality

" I think Chatbots will evolve to become tools that truly add value to businesses and their customers." Could you tell us about your role and journey into technology? I’ve been somewhat obsessed with technology, and specifically communications-related technology, from a very young age; I’m still quite proud of being an adopter of the pre-browser internet. Over time, I developed and managed databases, including coding of SPSS, SAS, and then sites using good old ColdFusion and early HTML. While at Disney, I started leaning…

MarTech Interview with Matthew Baier, CMO and COO at Contentstack

"Nearly every aspect of Marketing represents an opportunity for AI to add insights for better decision making and automation for faster results and more efficiency. " Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? I am COO and CMO of Contentstack, where I oversee Marketing, Product Management, and Operational functions such as legal. I am an astrophysicist by trade and have been working in tech for most of my career. I’ve always been drawn to understanding and dissecting big ideas, questions and…

Interview with Megan Yelaney, Life and Business Coach

"Seeing women into their power, up-level in their beliefs in themselves, and truly go after goals and dreams they never thought possible is the most rewarding feeling as a coach." Could you tell us about your role and journey as an entrepreneur? What inspired you to start as a Wellness coach? My journey as an entrepreneur began back in 2011 when I signed up to be a distributor for the Network Marketing company that helped me focus on my health. I was so inspired to become a wellness coach because prioritizing my health…

MarTech Interview with Olivier Chanoux, Co-Founder and CMO at LumApps

"Fully-engaged employees can play a leading role in brand advocacy by building a brand’s image both internally and externally." Could you tell us about LumApps? Specifically, tell us how it helps enterprises turn employees into brand advocates? We’re a digital workplace company originally founded in 2012 in France with offices around the world including New York, Austin, San Francisco, Paris, Lyon, London, and Tokyo. Our flagship product is a social intranet that sits at the core of a company’s communications and workflows…

MarTech Interview with Todd Goldman, VP of Marketing at Infoworks

"Volume of data is important, but it is more important to be able to add new analytics use cases quickly" Could you tell us about your journey into Marketing Technologies and how you started at Infoworks? I was trained as Engineer years ago but was curious about how the product feature sets were defined so I moved into Product Management. I liked talking to customers and doing public speaking so I moved into Product Marketing and from there, things just evolved as I moved into more executive-level positions. I joined…

MarTech Interview with Terri Herrmann, VP of Marketing at Modern Hire

"Our MarTech stack continues to evolve as we look to become more targeted and personalized in our touchpoints with potential customers." Could you tell us about your journey into HR Technology? As a marketer, I’ve always been drawn to purpose-driven, mission-based organizations. With each leadership role I have taken on, I have always felt a connection to the people and purpose of the organization. My love for HR was born from spending nearly 13 years at ManpowerGroup, where our goal was to connect the potential of people…

MarTech Interview with Evyenia Wilkins, VP Marketing at Traackr

"Sophisticated technology will continue to be an important part of managing a business." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? What inspired you to start at Traackr? Funnily enough, over a decade ago, when I was pursuing my Masters, I chose to study Authenticity in Marketing. I was fascinated by how businesses were being forced to evolve in response to consumer pressure and how Marketing could no longer sell false pretenses unchecked. I was drawn to Traackr because we are building a technology…

MarTech Interview with Randi Barshack, CMO at Samba TV

"One of the things that I feel is truly misunderstood by the industry is the assumption that having data means having analytics, which isn’t always true." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? What inspired you to join Samba TV? In 1999, I founded a company that was the first to be able to track web interactions at the application level. Application-level tracking was in its infancy and the team that developed the core tech was initially focused on solving problems surrounding site stability and…

MarTech Interview with Annette Rippert, Senior Managing Director at Accenture Technology, North America

"Technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning promise great benefits for users and consumers."" Could you tell us about your journey in technology and how you started at Accenture? I actually started off as an Electrical Engineer before joining Accenture. I’ve spent time in various positions across Accenture, and I now lead Accenture Technology in North America. This means I drive Accenture Technology’s business, helping clients achieve Digital Transformation using the latest emerging technologies across…

MarTech Interview with Theresa McEndree, VP Marketing at Blackhawk Network

"Millennials are more likely to be engaged with new purchasing options, such as VR shopping and pop-up stores, than older generations." Could you tell us about your role and journey into Technology? It was a happy accident! I had a public relations internship in college at a firm that worked with really exciting early stage and growth companies on everything from foldable OLED displays to emerging FinTech. That became my first job, and since then I have worked with awesome companies that are changing the way people pay…