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In-depth, technical interviews with technical marketing technology leaders. Martech TechBytes are a deep dive into the technological aspects of Martech.

TechBytes with Timothy Sovay, Chief Operating Officer, CreatorIQ

Timothy Sovay Chief Operating Officer, CreatorIQ Influencer marketing, in 2017, is an undisputed engagement strategy for marketers to create branded stories and influence customer journeys. With a swelling hunger among brands to create and distribute user-generated content across omnichannel marketing platforms, we see a significant gap between what audiences want to see and what’s fed to them. We spoke to Timothy Sovay, Chief Operating Officer, CreatorIQ, to understand how the influencer marketing software solution…

TechBytes with Reshef Mann, CTO and Co-Founder, AppsFlyer

Reshef Mann CTO and Co-Founder, AppsFlyer In September, mobile marketing analytics and attribution company, AppsFlyer, announced a novel integrated solution to immunize advertisers against mobile install fraud and loss of mobile customers. Branded as the Protect360, AppsFlyer’s latest anti-fraud technology provides near real-time protection against suspicious behavior on mobiles and anomalous activities. We spoke to Reshef Mann, CTO AppsFlyer, to familiarize with DeviceID Reset Fraud and how it poses big risks to…

TechBytes with Barry Besecker, Co-Founder and CTO, Marxent

Barry Besecker Co-Founder and CTO, Marxent According to Barry Besecker, CEO and co-founder of AR/VR company, Marxent, the ad unit of the future is a 3D, virtual product, like those used in many AR/VR environments today. Barry believes that soon, advertisers will be able to bid for and place 3D objects into existing shows, or create and populate entire virtual environments using 3D products, to give consumers a highly targeted and unobtrusive ad experience. With the ability to easily swap virtual products in and out…

TechBytes with Bruno Guicardi, President, CI&T

Bruno Guicardi  President, CI&T Digital transformation is a process that many companies have had to painfully undergo in the last decade. CI&T has been at the forefront of the lean digital transformation that helps companies leapfrog into the digital era. We spoke to Bruno Guicardi, President, CI&T, to learn how companies can use Lean Digital Principles to further their growth.MTS: What is your role with CI&T and what does the company focus on primarily? Bruno Guicardi: I am one of CI&T's founders…

TechBytes with Sean Zinsmeister, VP of Product Marketing, Infer

Sean Zinsmeister VP of Product Marketing, Infer Modern marketers rely heavily on predictive intelligence and AI in building a true, single-source definition of customer experience based on data and analytics. The biggest question in a competitive AI landscape is how human factors would influence the industry. To get a clear picture on everything-AI and intelligent sales platforms, we spoke to Sean Zinsmeister, VP of Product Marketing at Infer.MTS: Tell us about your role at Infer and how you got here? Sean …

TechBytes with Mark Lorion, President and General Manager, Apperian

Mark Lorion President and General Manager, Apperian Mobile app safety is a hot topic among marketers. With brands increasingly looking to leverage apps to interact with customers, it is imperative for businesses to factor in safety. We spoke to Mark Lorion, President and General Manager, Apperian, and now a part of Arxan's management team, to learn how brands should approach app security and ensure that their data and their customer's device are protected from such threats.MTS: What is the right way to start developing…

TechBytes with Rick Kelly, VP, Products, FUEL CYCLE

Rick Kelly VP, Products, Fuel Cycle Fuel Cycle is a customer data platform that aims to solve the problems using customer intelligence. We spoke to Rick Kelly, VP Products,  Fuel Cycle to understand how companies could leverage customer data and intelligence to drive their marketing efforts.MTS: Tell us about your role at Fuel Cycle and the technology you use to communicate with your team? Rick Kelly: I’m the Vice President of Products at Fuel Cycle. It’s an exciting role that allows me to work across the entire…

TechBytes with Seth Gottlieb, CTO, Global Offerings, Lionbridge

Seth Gottlieb CTO, Global Offerings, Lionbridge In August, Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., a translation and digital communications company, was awarded the Best Global Translation Solutions Technology Provider and CV Innovation Award as part of Corporate Vision Magazine’s 2017 Technology Innovator Awards. We spoke to Seth Gottlieb, CTO, Lionbridge, to find out how they viewed the future of CMS and how to scale multi-lingual content.MTS: In your opinion, how does a strong CMS fit into the modern marketing organization?…

TechBytes with Jonathan Opdyke, President, Brand Solutions, Criteo

Jonathan Opdyke President, Brand Solutions, Criteo In May, Criteo launched the Criteo Direct Bidder, a header bidding technology that directly connects publishers’ inventory to the demand from Criteo’s extensive base of more than 15,000 clients globally. We spoke to Jonathan Opdyke, President, Brand Solutions, Criteo to understand how Criteo plans to tackle the challenges of marketing attribution.MTS: Tell us about your role in Criteo and the team you handle? Jonathan Opdyke: In 2004, I co-founded and ran HookLogic…

TechBytes with Niv Yemini, CTO, Bidalgo

Niv Yemini CTO, Bidalgo You can’t beat AI, but you can collaborate with it. Millions of apps are downloaded every day, but the hard fact is that most of these apps are abandoned or never used even once. A majority of users consider their apps as an integral part of their daily routine. Mobile app marketers rely on AI-based “UI miracles” to acquire new customers and retain existing ones. In 2017, AI is the most efficient way to gain a competitive advantage in mobile-app acquisition. Optimizing your mobile app can…

TechBytes with Dr. Mark Grether, CEO, Sizmek

Dr. Mark Grether CEO, Sizmek Dmexco 2017 witnessed a confluence of digital professionals, marketing leaders, and data science experts from all over the world. The message at the event was clear:  Explore new opportunities within the realm of advertising and focus on transparency independently. Following Sizmeks’ recent acquisition of Rocket Fuel, the programmatic landscape now boasts of a formidable force that delivers a unified integrated, full-funnel solution for agencies and their brands. Sizmek customers can now…

TechBytes with Rajit Joseph, VP Product, People.ai

Rajit Joseph VP Product, People.ai Marketing and sales teams continue to find themselves skirting through the challenges of leveraging automation technologies to their fullest potential. Often considered as the ‘Black box” of the business, sales conversations powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a significant impact on the performance of sales teams. In May, predictive intelligence platform for sales, People.ai raised $7 Million Series A funding. We interviewed Rajit Joseph, VP Product, People.ai to dive deeper…

TechBytes with Wulfric Light-Wilkinson, CCO, Quill

Wulfric Light-Wilkinson CCO Quill Quill is a leader in Primary Content production, who with their latest round of investment have raised a total of £10 million. We covered how the investment will fuel development of its proprietary cloud technology platform and further expand its network of freelance content creators and to continue to roll out the Quill Quality Score, an industry standard benchmark for the ecommerce content quality. We caught up with Quill’s CCO, Wulfric Light-Wilkinson, to get his point of view on…

Tech Bytes with Ali Kirby – Director of Community Growth and Business Development, Collective Bias

Ali Kirby Director of Community Growth and Business Development, Collective Bias We recently covered how Influencer Marketing is the Fastest-Growing Online Customer Acquisition Strategy in which we featured Collective Bias’ findings that the apt spot for reach and engagement is between 35k and 65k followers on Social Media. Collective Bias and their partner Curalate help their customers drive revenue through increased shopping with the help of influencer content. We caught up with Ali Kirby, Director of Community Growth…

TechBytes with Katie Bullard, Chief Growth Officer, DiscoverOrg

Katie Bullard Chief Growth Officer, DiscoverOrg In 2017, better data drives marketing and sales ROI. However, when your B2B data decays at 70% year-on-year, how should CMOs justify investing in data management platforms (DMPs) and expect their CRMs to run accurately each quarter? Apart from data collection and management, it is equally important to cleanse data regularly. DiscoverOrg’s Marketo Connector puts your data cleansing and enrichment on auto-pilot , enabling Marketo users to build and leverage the world’s most…

TechBytes with Steve Norall, Chief Product Officer, SurveyMonkey

Steve Norall Chief Product Officer, SurveyMonkey SurveyMonkey recently unveiled its new People Powered Data platform that enables businesses to turn voices and opinions into actionable data. We spoke to Steve Norall, Chief Product Officer, SurveyMonkey, about how their new platform enables B2B marketers to engage with their customers.MTS: Tell us about your role at SurveyMonkey and how you got here? Steve Norall: I’m the Chief Product Officer at SurveyMonkey, overseeing product, growth marketing, and product…

TechBytes with Jim Sinai, VP of Marketing, Salesforce Einstein

Jim Sinai VP of Marketing, Salesforce Einstein In the run up to Full Circle Insights’ Circulate 2017, we spoke to Jim Sinai, VP, Marketing, Salesforce Einstein, who is scheduled to speak at the event. In this interview, Jim shares his insights on companies revamping their data practices to be AI-first.MTS: What brings you to Circulate 2017? Could you share the key takeaways from the event? Jim Sinai:  There is an unprecedented opportunity for businesses everywhere to leverage AI to help employees work faster, smarter…

TechBytes with John Donlon, Senior Research Director, SiriusDecisions

John Donlon Senior Research Director, SiriusDecisions In the run up to Full Circle Insights’ Circulate 2017, we spoke to John Donlon, Senior Research Director, Sirius Decisions who is scheduled to speak on data-driven marketing, at the event. In this interview, John shares his insights on increasing sales maturity.MTS: What brings you to Circulate 2017? Could you share the key takeaways from the event? John Donlon: I’m giving a keynote on how marketing organizations can become more data-driven. We’ll review the…

TechBytes with Andrew Caravella, VP, Strategy & Brand Engagement at Sprout Social

Andrew Caravella VP, Strategy & Brand Engagement, Sprout Social  Speaking at Dmexco 2017 on Wednesday, Marc Pritchard, Chief Brand Officer, P&G, said it was high-time brands start investing in adtech for brand safety, transparency, and ad viewing. We spoke to Andrew Caravella, VP, Strategy & Brand Engagement at Sprout Social, to understand how the adoption of bots in social media can also result in the success of marketing automation platform.MTS: Tell us about your role at Sprout Social and the team you work…

TechBytes with Patrick Renvoise, Chief NeuroMarketing Officer & Co-founder, SalesBrain

Patrick Renvoise Chief NeuroMarketing Officer & Co-founder, SalesBrain In the run up to Full Circle Insights' Circulate 2017, we spoke to Patrick Renvoise, Co-Founder & Chief Neuromarketing Officer, Salesbrain, who is scheduled to speak on Neuromarketing and Neuroselling: The New Sciences of Persuasion, at the event. In this interview, Patrick gives us an introduction to the nascent field of neuromarketing.MTS: Tell us about your role at SalesBrain and how you reached here?  Dr Christophe Morin co-founded…