acquiring enterprise customers

B2B startups share their secrets for acquiring enterprise customers

For half a year, Michael Litt woke up to the same thing every morning: a series of wild goose chases to find his next enterprise customer. The founder of Vidyard, the Waterloo Ont.-based provider of video marketing tools, would have spent the previous day pouring through a list of 85,000 companies which had been identified […]

techweek toronto

The big question for B2B startups: Build a data science and AI team, or buy one?

Content marketing platform company Uberflip was recently on the verge of making an acquisition in the artificial intelligence space, before concluding it needed to develop its own capabilities, its CEO told the TechWeek Toronto audience on Thursday. Speaking in a session on “data intelligence,” Uberflip co-founder Yoav Schwartz did not disclose the name of the […]

machine learning algorithms

Forrester VP: Enterprises won’t win with AI, unless . . .

Companies need to start looking beyond packaged software from vendors and redesign their own applications to incorporate machine learning algorithms if they want to make artificial intelligence a viable business tool, a Forrester analyst warned the Enterprise World conference this week. Speaking in a breakout session at the annual OpenText customer and partner event, Forrester […]

SAP Leonardo

SAP Promises to Accelerate Innovation with Leonardo Service Packages

SAP is following up the launch of a digital innovation system it calls Leonardo with a set of services to help enterprises more quickly, and easily gain the benefits of the Internet of Things, blockchain and big data. The three SAP Leonardo Innovation Services launched at the company’s “Leonardo Live” event in Frankfurt includes an […]

magellan

OpenText Charts AI Course with Magellan Launch

OpenText is building on its history in enterprise information management with the launch Tuesday of an artificial intelligence platform called Magellan that will compete with the likes of IBM’s Watson. Magellan, which was announced at the company’s Enterprise World conference in Toronto, will combine OpenText Analytics, a text mining and auto classification tool it acquired […]

martech

MarTech: How Technology Will Revolutionize Marketing

Sean Stanleigh, Managing Editor, Globe Edge Content Studio, was cut off for time at BigData Toronto, but still delivered a ton of information in 30 minutes. Let’s start with a definition. MarTech is blending data with content delivery. In a global survey of 3500 marketers, Salesforce found: 51% are using some level of AI 59% […]

data-driven digital transformation

Clarity Without Complexity: Data-Driven Digital Transformation

DXAgents presented a panel on Clarity Without Complexity: Data-Driven Digital Transformation at BigData Toronto this week. Namir Anani, President and CEO, Information and Communications Technology Council, moderated an interactive dialog on data-driven digital transformation and its impact on value creation in today’s digital world.  Irene Zaguskin, CIO,  Enercare, Alexey Rykhva, CIO, Procter & Gamble Canada, Boris Bogatirev, Manager Consulting, Analytics […]

diversity in tech

Diver(c)ity in Tech

At BigData Toronto, a conference focused on Big Data, Analytics, AI, Machine Learning, and the like, it’s refreshing to see a panel on diversity in technology. Marianne Bulger moderated the panel that included Janice Liu, Director, Digital Solutions & Operations at Cossette Media, Emily Agard, Director of SciXchange at Ryerson University, Yaa Otchere, Toronto Chapter […]

horrors of modern marketing

Avoiding the Horrors of Modern Day Marketing

Marketers, are you always “on”? Joe Staples, CMO at Workfront, and Jennifer Johnson, Senior Marketing Program Manager, Informatica, talked about this problem at MarTech in San Francisco. The fast pace of work is prevalent, which creates some “Horrors of Modern Day Marketing” fit for the big screen.   Attack of the Mutating Workload We’re constantly […]

authentic marketing

The Art of Authentic Marketing and Being Organically Influential

The idea of a marketing conference might seem self-explanatory, but what exactly is an “authentic marketing” conference? Josh Ochs, the coordinator of the recent event of that very name, has an explanation. “The goal of the conference is campaign best practices, to help brands and influencers to work together to create campaigns that are meaningful,” […]

influencer relationship building

Influencer Relationship Building: Panel Discussion at Authentic Marketing Conference

The sphere of marketing is changing drastically, relying more and more on the nuances of digital outreach, according to several experts at the recent Authentic Marketing Conference. “Influencers” –social media, branding and marketing leaders – spoke on how companies can ramp up corporate public profiles. The annual conference took place in Los Angeles, Apr. 28, […]

cxo challenges

Canadian Technology Leaders Identify Top Challenges Facing CXOs in 2017

On Friday, February 24 2017, the CAMSS Executive Council met at the Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto for an intimate and in-depth discussion around the most pressing strategic and technical challenges facing IT and Line of Business leaders in Canada. These discussions subsequently shape the agenda for the 2017 CAMSS Canada conferences. Numerous topics were raised by the group, […]