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 […]

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Merger & Acquisition Digest

A roundup of this week’s mergers and acquisitions in B2B… *** Cello Health, one of the largest healthcare market research agencies, has announced the acquisition of Advantage Healthcare Inc. Advantage Healthcare provides critical analyses and insights in biopharmaceuticals to inform activities primarily in new products. These include commercial assessments, analog intelligence, and a specific rapid […]

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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 […]

acquisition digest

Merger & Acquisition Digest

A roundup of this week’s mergers and acquisitions in B2B… *** Wellspring, a leader in innovation management software, announced the acquisition of Covalent Data, a provider of intelligent search tools that enable companies to find innovative technologies and intellectual property. Covalent Data’s software uses machine learning to stitch together hundreds of data sources covering patents, SEC […]

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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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Appointment Roundup: People on the Move

This week’s notable hires and appointments in the B2B world! *** Accedian, network performance assurance experts, announced the appointment of Dion Joannou as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new role, Joannou will oversee Accedian’s global sales, business development, marketing, and operations. His appointment comes as Accedian continues to expand its market share worldwide and […]

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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 […]