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Anywhere365 Announces Strategic Growth Investment From Bregal Milestone

Major Investment to Accelerate anywhere365's Next Phase of Growth and Solidify Its Leading Position in the Rapidly Expanding Enterprise Dialogue Management Market Anywhere365, a leading Contact Center and Enterprise Dialogue Management solution provider, announced that it has received a strategic investment of €40 million from Bregal Milestone, a pan-European growth capital firm. Anywhere365 will leverage Bregal Milestone's strategic support and capital to accelerate its expansion through both organic growth and…

AI Takes Center Stage at Web Summit 2019

Having just walked a zillion miles during Web Summit 2019, I am finally catching my breath and able to reflect upon the events of the last three days. Heralded as the largest tech show in the world by Forbes Magazine, Web Summit is an experience like no other. In the last 10 years, Web Summit has grown to be both largest and outrageous tech event in the world – The beauty of Web Summit is it adaptability – The producers are constantly evolving and adjusting the show to accommodate the world around it, whether it be…

TechBytes with Gian LaVecchia, SVP Brand Partnerships at DoubleVerify

Could you tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at DoubleVerify? At DoubleVerify, I’m currently the SVP, Brand Partnerships and Advertiser Sales for the Americas, including both operational and strategic leadership responsibilities across North and South America. DoubleVerify has experienced phenomenal growth over the last several years and has consistently demonstrated a pattern of true product excellence and superb customer service. I was brought in to the organization to help further fuel that…

Baidu Leads the Way in Innovation with 5,712 Artificial Intelligence Patent Applications

Baidu, Inc. has filed the most AI-related patent applications in China, a recognition of the company’s long-term commitment to driving technological advancement, a recent study from the research unit of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has shown. Baidu filed a total of 5,712 AI-related patent applications as of October 2019, ranking No.1 in China for the second consecutive year. Baidu’s patent applications were followed by Tencent (4,115), Microsoft (3,978), Inspur (3,755), and Huawei (3,656),…

Qorus and Microsoft Join Forces to Launch No-Cost Sales Enablement Benefit to Microsoft Partners in Western Europe

On Thursday the 28 November 2019, Microsoft will be hosting a webinar to kick off the launch of Qorus Content Hub for the Microsoft Partner Network to over 5,000 partners in 12 countries Qorus Content Hub – the sales enablement platform that connects people, content and data to help companies get to market fast and close more deals – will be made available (at no cost) to all Microsoft partners in Western Europe. Marketing Technology News: 4C Recognized in Gartner’s New Market Guide for Integrated Media Planning Tools…

Institutional Investor Ranks RingCentral’s CEO, CFO, and Investor Relations First Place in Each Individual Category for 2020 All-America…

RingCentral, Inc., a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions, announced its executive and investor relations leadership ranked first place in the prestigious Institutional Investor 2020 All-America Executive Team. “Thank you to our investors and the sell-side community for the recognition.” In the software sector overall ranking: “Best CEO” category: Ranked 1st - Vlad Shmunis, RingCentral Founder, Chairman & CEO “Best CFO” category: Ranked 1st -…

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…

InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams Wins IoT integration Award from Commercial Integrator

Singlewire Software, a leading mass notification technology developer, has won an IoT integration Award presented by Commercial Integrator, CE Pro and Security Sales and Integration magazines. The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, resulting in efficiency improvements, economic benefits, and reduced human intervention. Singlewire won for its InformaCast Fusion with Microsoft Teams offering in the Fire/Intrusion…

Iconic Tech Brands — Microsoft, Dell, IBM, Intel, TI, HP — Outperform Rising Stars in New US Tech Reputation Study from…

The old line “pure” tech giants, pioneers of the digital revolution in the 20th century and thriving in this one, are showing rising tech stars the way when it comes to building and sustaining a strong corporate reputation, according to the 2019 US Tech RepTrak®️ study released by Reputation Institute. Reputation Institute, a global technology-driven provider of reputation measurement and management services, measured the reputation of 43 nominated companies that are part of a technology macro segment, which includes…

Twilio Expands Market Presence in France

Opens French Office and Appoints Jeremy Grinbaum to Lead Business in France Customers Galeries Lafayette, Evaneos and Heetch Join Twilio Onstage at Engage Paris to Talk About Building Innovative Customer Experiences Twilio the leading cloud communications platform, announced the expansion of its French market presence, with the opening of its first French office and the appointment of Jeremy Grinbaum as country director for France to lead the company’s expansion efforts. “Twilio has grown rapidly in France in recent…

Open Invention Network Teams with IBM, Linux Foundation and Microsoft to Further Protect Open Source from Patent Trolls

Group to Support Unified Patents’ Open Source Zone with Substantial Annual Subscription Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, announced it is partnering with IBM, the Linux Foundation and Microsoft to further protect open source software (OSS) from Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs) leveraging low quality patents, also called patent trolls.  The group will support Unified Patents’ Open Source Zone with a substantial annual subscription. This expands OIN’s and its partners’…

Xero Unveils Deeper Integrations with Microsoft Office 365, Google, HubSpot and More to Solve the Small Business Data Silo

From Initial Contact to Invoice and Ongoing Marketing, Xero Is Building Deeper Integrations with Apps That Small Businesses Use Every Day, Giving Them a Smarter Way to Work Xero, the global small business platform, announced that it’s building deeper integrations with apps that small businesses use everyday, including Google, Microsoft Office 365, HubSpot and more. The new integrations, built in-house by Xero, were identified as gaps that give small businesses a simple, seamless and smarter way to connect and access their…

Adobe MAX 2019: Empowering Creativity for All

Creative Cloud Innovation Announcements Include Availability of Photoshop on iPad, Fresco on Windows, and Adobe Aero for Immersive Media, Along with Previews of Adobe Illustrator on iPad and Photoshop Camera Adobe MAX, the world’s largest creativity conference, Adobe announced the next generation of Creative Cloud—a release of faster and more powerful products spanning multiple surfaces. The company officially launched Adobe Photoshop on iPad and extended Adobe Fresco to Microsoft Surface, while also previewing the highly…

Microsoft Azure Tapped as Public Cloud Provider for Salesforce Marketing Cloud

‘By Bringing Together the Power of Azure and Microsoft Teams with Salesforce, Our Aim Is to Help Businesses Harness the Power of the Microsoft Cloud to Better Serve Customers,’ Says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Salesforce has chosen Microsoft Azure as its public cloud provider for its Salesforce Marketing Cloud and announced a new integration to connect the Salesforce Sales and Service Clouds with Microsoft Teams. Moving its Marketing Cloud to Microsoft Azure will allow Salesforce to optimize its performance as…

Microsoft and Salesforce Expand Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Customer Success

Salesforce names Microsoft Azure as its public cloud provider for Salesforce Marketing Cloud to help customers scale and grow; new integration between Salesforce Sales and Service Clouds with Microsoft Teams will boost productivity Microsoft Corp. and Salesforce on Thursday announced plans to expand their strategic partnership to help customers meet the evolving needs of their businesses and boost team productivity. Salesforce has named Microsoft Azure as its public cloud provider for Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Salesforce…

Suncor Accelerates Digital Transformation Journey Through Strategic Alliance with Microsoft

Suncor announced a multi-year strategic alliance with Microsoft Canada as a part of the company’s effort to further accelerate its digital transformation journey. Suncor has selected Microsoft as its strategic cloud provider, tapping into the full range of Microsoft’s cloud solutions to empower a connected and collaborative workforce, upgrade data centres, and increase analytics capabilities. Suncor will also collaborate with Microsoft on innovation projects, drawing on expertise and opportunities from both organizations.…

Collective Launches “Intelligent WriteBack”, Converting Standard Work Tools into Intelligence

Collective’s Vision of the Smart Enterprise Furthered with Automated Data Capture into CRM Collective, the first and largest global network devoted to helping companies around the world predict, manage and grow revenue using RPA and AI/ML to maximize the output of human talent, announced “Intelligent WriteBack”. Intelligent WriteBack automates the time consuming and error ridden process of humans entering contact and sales activity data into CRM. Now companies can have perfect rigor without sacrificing productivity and a…

TechBytes with Ross Freedman, Co-Founder and Co-CEO at Rightpoint

What common ground of operation and market expansion did you both (Rightpoint and Genpact) discuss before the acquisition deal? We are both companies that put people and culture first. This was the common ground we found from day 1. Additionally, we both saw a unique opportunity to own the Digital Transformation market but we were coming at it from different ends of the spectrum. Rightpoint historically focused on front-office customer experience. Genpact historically focused on back-office Operational processes and…

Nokia and Microsoft Collaborate to Drive Industry 4.0 with IoT, Cloud

Realizing that AI, 5G and Internet of Things are going to drive industries of tomorrow, Microsoft and Nokia announced a strategic collaboration this week. The Finnish smartphone company was acquired by Microsoft before five years. The present plan is to marry Microsoft cloud solutions to Nokia’s expertise in mission-critical networking. Microsoft’s Azure, Azure IoT, Azure AI and Machine Learning solutions can turn out to be hot combos if bridged to Nokia’s LTE/5G-ready private wireless solutions, IP, SD-WAN, and IoT…

Sitecore Unlocks the Power of AI to Automate Personalization at Scale

Sitecore AI – Auto Personalization Was Developed and Refined Through a Pilot Program Conducted with Microsoft Sitecore®, the global leader in digital experience management software, announced Sitecore AI, a new machine learning framework that empowers marketers with predictive insights to automate the delivery of personalized digital experiences. Automated Personalization — an add-on for the Sitecore Experience PlatformTM (XP) 9.0 and above — is the first of the next-generation services within Sitecore AI, providing one…