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Interview with Mike Baker, President and CEO, dataxu

"There are two megatrends that will define the future of the industry: convergent TV and AI. Convergent TV is being driven by consumers cord-cutting and cord-shaving in favor of streaming TV."Tell us about your role and journey into technology. What galvanized you to be a part of dataxu? I’ve been lucky to have a number of successful marketing tech positions over the course of my career, including at CMGI (Internet investment company), Engage Technologies (data profiling), Enpocket (mobile marketing), Nexage (mobile…

Deloitte’s Acquisition of Magnetic’s Business Platform Enables New Capabilities for Deloitte

Deloitte Wants to Intensify Client Engagement Initiatives by Investing in Targeting Audiences and Artificial Intelligence Deloitte announced that it will be acquiring Magnetic Media Inc’s Artificial Intelligence(AI) powered business platform. This move clearly indicates Deloitte’s increased focus in the areas of AI, Machine Learning (ML) and Audience Data Analytics. This strategic acquisition helps Deloitte accelerate smarter and faster development of its Digital Experience Services platform. This is also an indicator…

TechBytes with Chad Engelgau, VP, Data Product Management, Acxiom

Chad Engelgau VP, Global Identity and Data Product Management, Acxiom Enterprise Customer Data is a critical resource in this age of data-driven marketing. Chad Engelgau, VP, Global Identity and Data Product Management, Acxiom, spoke to us about the challenges in centralizing data and how enterprise customer data could be leveraged to deliver personalization at scale.Tell us about your role at Acxiom and the team/technology you handle. I am the VP of Product and Marketing at Acxiom Marketing Services. My team sets the…

TechBytes with Anudit Vikram, SVP of Audience Solutions, Dun and Bradstreet

Anudit Vikram SVP of Audience Solutions, Dun and Bradstreet GDPR is now perceived as a very positive development for data management, even as it continues to force marketing and advertising teams to count their ducks before attempting to coax customers and online visitors into sharing their private data. That's encouraging and marketing teams would eventually get a hang of staying within the GDPR boundaries. Anudit Vikram,  SVP of Audience Solutions at Dun and Bradstreet, spoke to us about the direct implications of GDPR…

Interview with Jeff White, Founder, Gravy Analytics

"The ability to understand - in a privacy-friendly way - the places and events that a marketer’s target audience visits are a much bigger frontier."Tell us about your role at Gravy Analytics and how you got here. What made you start a Customer Intelligence platform?  Gravy Analytics started in 2011 as a local events discovery company, recommending interesting things to do in your area. Knowing that events are often the greatest indicator of interests and passions, and seeing the gap in understanding what customers do in…

Interview with Liam Galin, President and CEO, Matomy

"The future of mobile advertising is in-app. Consumers today are spending more time than ever before on their smartphones – up to five hours a day."Tell us about your role at Matomy and how you got here. I joined Matomy as President and CEO in 2018 following a long career in technology and global business, with a focus on telecommunications. Before landing at Matomy, I served as President and CEO of Flash Networks, the leading provider of optimization, monetization and security solutions for mobile operators. My interest…

Interview with Mark Robinson, Founder and CEO, deltaDNA

"Increased player engagement with certain ad formats does point to innovation and progression in ad tech, but it also reflects a change in audience behaviors and attitudes."Tell us about your role at deltaDNA and how you got here. What galvanized you to start a Player Relationship Management platform for the Games Industry? Before starting deltaDNA in 2010, I was heading-up a data mining consultancy where I used to help brands like Heineken and Office Depot to harness their customer data and use it to create more…

TechBytes with Ben Gaines, Group Product Manager, Adobe

Ben Gaines Group Product Manager, Adobe Forrester recently named Adobe as a leader in their latest Forrester Wave: Customer Analytics Solutions Q2, 2018. Adobe scored the highest points in insights, action, usability, product road-map and vision, and partner ecosystem. Following this announcement, Ben Gaines, Group Product Manager, Adobe spoke to us about the state of Marketing Analytics and why Adobe Analytics is a more refined product than the rest of the competition.Tell us about your role at Adobe and the team and…

Interview with Josh Mueller, Global Head of Marketing, Dun & Bradstreet

"Creativity and breakthrough ideas are as important as ever, but those that also effectively leverage data inspired decision-making simply perform better."Tell us about your role at Dun & Bradstreet and how you got here. My role is to lead all marketing functions including go-to-market strategy, demand generation, brand, digital, customer marketing, messaging, content, field marketing, sales enablement, events, analytics and operations. I joined Dun & Bradstreet three years ago and was named Global Head of…

Interview with Jon Lee, CEO and Founder, ProsperWorks

"Successful companies manage data better than unsuccessful ones. That said, larger enterprises, by definition, have more data."Tell us about your role at ProsperWorks and how you got here. What inspired you to find a CRM platform? I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 26 years old. I started an AdTech company that I sold at 28, traveled for a year, and then founded DNA Games which I later sold to Zynga. I decided to start ProsperWorks while I was in between companies and gave some thought to the meaning of my life and…

TechBytes with Adam Prishtina, Chief Product Officer, WayBlazer

Adam Prishtina Chief Product Officer, WayBlazer If you are online, you are most likely to read as many recommendations as possible before making a purchase decision. One negative or not-so-good recommendation could overshadow all other positive ones. So, how do marketers stay on top of their recommendations engine? In a purchasing journey, shoppers are most likely to read every recommendation that is backed by the most relevant media and reviews. WayBlazer makes this journey fully-automated and driven by AI. Adam…

Interview with Myles Peacock, CEO, CreativeDrive

"Marketing automation is going to be a big part of understanding how and where consumers are engaging with your brand, and how to fine-tune the delivery of the content they want."Tell us a little bit about your role at CreativeDrive? I steer CreativeDrive’s global executive team strategy, client service, performance offerings and growth strategy, overseeing a collective of world-class creators, makers and doers that include an international team of over 1,000+ filmmakers, motion graphic designers, photographers, app…

TechBytes with Joshua Smith, CTO, Kaon Interactive

Joshua Smith CTO, Kaon Interactive Immersive Content and Visual Marketing are buzzing louder than any other marketing tool in 2018. Videos, AR/VR, and Live streaming content are perfect recipes for a powerful audience engagement at any time. We spoke to Joshua Smith, CTO, Kaon Interactive, to better understand the current state of visual marketing technologies and how his company would extend the benefits of their partnership with Google and Lenovo to customers.Tell us about your role at Kaon Interactive and the…

TechBytes with Erin Murphy, Analytics Manager, Marchex

Erin Murphy Analytics Manager, Marchex Call analytics for sales is a powerful tool from a modern context. For companies looking to automate their sales cycle, call analytics and tracking could vastly improve how their sales reps engage with the customers and close more deals. We spoke to Erin Murphy, Analytics Manager at Marchex, to understand how the automotive and travel industries have embraced this emerging technology.Tell us about your role at Marchex and the team/technology you handle. I’m a Data Analytics…

TechBytes with John Whitmore, Head of Data Strategy, TiVo

John Whitmore Head of Data, TiVo Appointment viewing has now caught the advertiser's fancy. Addressing TV viewership with programmatic advertising is the new trend. We spoke to John Whitmore, Head of Data at TiVo, to understand the nuances of this trend. Tell us about your role at TiVo and the team/technology you handle. I manage the data strategy and products that TiVo builds from its anonymized raw, set-top box TV Viewership Data, as well as the team and partnerships that monetize these TV data products in the…

Interview with Olivia Bias, VP Marketing, Goodway Group

"There is very little quality, programmatic video on the open exchange available today, and what inventory there is comes at a premium."Tell us about your role at Goodway Group and how you got here. As Goodway’s VP Marketing, I manage a great team of people and oversee all marketing functions including brand strategy, communications, content, campaigns, design, etc.  I’m personally very focused on how we present in the marketplace and tell our story to customers.  I came to this role via an indirect path – I started as a…

Wrench.AI Launches Suite of Enterprise-Level Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics Products

Technology Empowers Organizations with the Analytics and Data Insights They Need to Significantly Improve Marketing and Sales Initiatives, Driving Greater Efficiencies and Avoiding Disruption Wrench.AI , announced that its proprietary artificial intelligence platform has officially launched and is now open to enterprise and client-driven organizations world-wide. The launch comes on the heels of a tremendous response from the market during the pre-launch phase of the platform. With features uniquely designed with the B2B…

TechBytes with Katie Hickey, Marketing Manager, Usabilla

Katie Hickey Marketing Manager, Usabilla The Customer is a king; the experiences, priceless. The ever-growing importance of customer data platforms has led marketers to hunt for better data accuracy and quality so that they can improve omnichannel experiences. To better understand how marketing teams can optimize user feedback and refine their campaigns, we spoke to Usabilla's Katie Hickey.Tell us about your role at Usabilla and the team/technology you handle. I am currently the US Marketing Manager for Usabilla, a…

TechBytes with Mark Bloom, Director, Product Marketing, Zendesk

Mark Bloom Director, Product Marketing, Zendesk Recently, Zendesk launched their Enterprise Workflow and Collaboration tools to help businesses build and manage their digital transformation journey by changing the way they interact with the customers and partners. In a rapidly transforming omnichannel marketing ecosystem, attribution and technology models can become very complex. To better understand how businesses can leverage Zendesk Suite for omnichannel marketing, we spoke to the company's Director of Product…

TechBytes with Jodie McAfee, SVP, Sales and Marketing, Inscape

Jodie McAfee SVP, Sales and Marketing, Inscape The flywheel of Automatic Content Recognition technology is transforming rapidly. TV viewing data is currently at the height of digital advertising analytics. Inscape accesses millions of TVs across a wide range of content sources and delivers the data the same day. This helps adtech buyers and publishers to gain a more granular and comprehensive understanding of audience viewing and engagement across both content and advertising. To better understand how content recognition…