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 […]

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Node applies AI to make warm introductions to sales and marketing prospects

A woman who was one of Google’s youngest hires at the age of 19 has launched an AI startup focused on one of the oldest problems in B2B sales and marketing: connecting with the right people and companies. Node, based in San Francisco, officially came out of stealth mode on Tuesday with more than US$16 […]

CMO Council

CMO Council Exec Says Survey Shows ‘Arrogance’ of B2B Marketers Must End

More than half of consumers across the U.S., Europe and Canada say company websites and e-mail remain their go-to channels — a sign one CMO Council exec says the “arrogance” of B2B marketers must come to an end. In The Customer In Context: Understanding The Real Expectations of Today’s Connected Consumer, the CMO Council and SAP […]

uri levine

Inside the Mind Of… Uri Levine

Uri Levine, computer programmer, investor, and start up guru, is best known for his involvement in the traffic mapping GPS app, Waze. Similar to the crowd-sourcing concept of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, Waze’s breakthrough platform provides drivers an opportunity to send real-time alerts about any traffic situation for other drivers, anywhere in the world. From […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

disruption

Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

Reinvention Defined We define Reinvention as: “Quantum Individual and Organizational Change Accelerated” For you and your organization to be successful, you must have the ability to change, pivot, and morph faster than the speed of the ever-changing external environment you operate within. And you must have the ability to accelerate the results that matter most […]

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New Lingua Franca for International Business?

Lingua Franca, according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary is “a common or commercial” language “among people of diverse” languages. With that definition in mind, what is the current international business Lingua Franca? English. English is the world’s commercial language. That is only natural, right? Wrong. With just some 350 million native speakers, the success and […]

licensing business model

Understanding the Licensing Business Model

Businesses do not always have to build all their products and content from scratch. Licensing provides a fantastic opportunity for businesses to collaborate with other businesses to build sophisticated products and services. Take Uber, for example. The core business of this popular ride-hailing app is to help passengers connect with cabs in their neighbourhood. To […]

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 […]