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B2B News for Wednesday, May 12, 2021: The All Artificial Intelligence Edition with Executive Appointments, Investments & Your Coach is a Chat Bot

You know it’s time to start brushing up on your knowledge of emerging technologies when management teams start expanding. Artificial Intelligence enterprises are seeing exactly that kind of activity

SirionLabs, an AI-powered contract management suite, has expanded its leadership team by appointing Rajeev Kumar as their new CRO. Kumar filled the same position at iCertis, where he played an instrumental role in their global market expansion in Europe. Kumar has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise technology space.

“SirionLabs is ideally positioned to lead the growth in this space. It offers an integrated CLM platform relevant for the whole enterprise,” said Kumar. “Its ground-breaking AI engine puts enterprises in control of their business by unlocking the intelligence hidden in their contracts.”

Press release: https://www.sirionlabs.com/press-releases/sirionlabs-appoints-clm-industry-veteran-rajeev-kumar-as-chief-revenue-officer-to-spearhead-next-phase-of-hypergrowth/

ViewMind, a medical device, digital health, and Artificial Intelligence company has made Mark Edwards their new CEO. Edwards has been with ViewMind since 2019 in the role of Chairman and Co-founder.

“I’m excited to be leading ViewMind and working with a fantastic team to help pioneer vital advancements in cognitive health diagnostics,” said Edwards.

Press release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/viewmind-inc-announces-appointment-of-chief-executive-officer-301289280.html

SightCall, an AR powered visual assistance platform has announced the closing of $42 million in Series B funding led by InfraVia Capital Partners with co-investor Bpifrance. The company will use the investment to double its research and development efforts and increase its AI and AR capabilities. The company says its AR- and AI-powered visual assistance technology helps technicians be more time efficient, make more accurate decisions that speed up resolution times.

“SightCall pioneered the market for AR-powered visual assistance, and they’re in the best position to drive the digital transformation of remote service,” said Alban Wyniecki, partner at InfraVia Capital Partners. “As a global leader, they can now expand their capabilities, making their interactions more intelligent and also bringing more automation to help humans work at their best.”

Press release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210512005159/en/SightCall-Closes-42M-Series-B-Round-to-Significantly-Expand-Visual-Assistance-Market-with-Augmented-Reality-and-Artificial-Intelligence

Your coach is not a robot. It’s a chat bot. AI-based product launches include AICO from Flashbrand, a real-time employee talent management solution.  AICO is an AI-based professional coach for employees. The tool provides the ability to scale with private mental health recommendations, personalized career development guidance and coaching.

“In building AICO, we wanted to break the traditional HR mold that only allows select management executives to benefit from executive coaching. With AICO, we are redefining professional development and extending executive coaching beyond the C-Suite. We strongly believe that every employee is worthy of and deserves executive-level, personalized coaching,” said CEO Denis Descause, “and AI coaching is the only accessible way to reach that goal.”

Press release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210511005521/en/AICO-Flashbrand%E2%80%99s-AI-based-Coach-Supports-Employees%E2%80%99-Mental-Health-and-Career-Path


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Kate Baggott
Kate Baggott
Kate Baggott is a former Managing Editor of B2BNN. Her technology and business journalism has appeared in the Technology Review, the Globe and Mail, Canada Computes, the Vancouver Sun and the Bay Street Bull. She is the author of the short story collections Love from Planet Wine Cooler and Dry Stories. Find links to recent articles by following her on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-baggott-9a0306/