Dell CMO Allison Dew

Dell CMO Allison Dew calls for ‘responsible pragmatism’ in managing societal impact of IT

Like any good marketer, Allison Dew kept her closing remarks at Dell Technologies World on Wednesday simple, succinct and unforgettable: “Don’t be a phone ‘ho.” Yes, you read that correctly. Dew, the enterprise tech giant’s CMO, drew huge laughs by echoing her fellow panelist in a conference session — musician and entrepreneur Wil.I.AM — who […]

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Adobe Summit 2019 offers digital transformation advice from Microsoft, Ersi and . . . Reese Witherspoon

“I had this siloed-off experience. I wasn’t engaging with them . . . there wasn’t empirical data. (Social media) has expanded my idea of storytelling and the ability to reach a larger, but more specific audience.” The comments above were not made by one of the many B2B CMOs attending Adobe Summit in Las Vegas […]

Adobe Summit

Adobe Summit 2019 shows how Marketo, Magento acquisitions are coalescing into the Adobe Experience Platform

Adobe is trying to demonstrate progress in bringing technologies from Marketo and Magento into its Adobe Experience Platform this week, but possibly the best insight at Adobe Summit so far was a glimpse at a more custom product: a dashboard the company uses to track its own marketing and sales performance. Speaking to approximately 17,000 […]

Sprinklr Grad Conn

Sprinklr marketing leader Grad Conn is looking for (enterprise) love

Most martech CMOs would be satisfied if their company’s products and services were seen as innovative, easy to use or at least useful. Grad Conn’s mission? To make Sprinklr “the most beloved enterprise software company, ever.” The former CMO of Microsoft, Conn took on the role of chief marketing and experience officer at Sprinklr, a […]

Smartsheet TV commercial

Smartsheet TV ad depicts a hellish existence for the few firms that don’t use its software

Most B2B TV commercials tend to focus on the amazing things customers are doing with the advertiser’s product, but a recent spot from Smartsheet puts the spotlight on the holdouts instead. In “Work Different,” the SaaS-based provider of project management and collaboration tools boasts that 96 per cent of the Fortune 500 use its product. […]

Microsoft chief data scientist Ozge Yeloglu

Microsoft’s chief data scientist on ethics, bias and other enterprise AI considerations

As Microsoft’s chief data scientist, Ozge Yeloglu’s job is not to develop specific products but simply help further customer success with tools like artificial intelligence. There are some occasions, however, when she just has to say no. Speaking at last week’s Elevate Tech Fest in Toronto, Yeloglu — who works for the software giant’s Canadian […]

vic pascucci Lightbank

A VC asks the uncomfortable blockchain questions that break through the hype

There are startups marketing themselves as blockchain innovators, and there are established enterprises trying to innovate with blockchain. Vic Pascucci has a stock response to most of them: “Just use an f***n VPN.” The managing director of venture capital firm Lightbank was positioned as the resident contrarian at the recent Voice of Blockchain conference in […]

Tim Pethick

Inside The Mind Of . . . Tim Pethick

Tim Pethick has held influential positions as marketing director at Microsoft in Australia, CEO of Encyclopedia Britannica in the UK, and CEO of BTLookSmart, delivering web search and directory solutions to businesses in 15 languages and more than 20 markets worldwide. But he is most known for many as the brainchild behind one of Australia’s […]

LinkedIn Video For Sponsored Content

LinkedIn launches Video For Sponsored Content and lets brands add video to company pages

LinkedIn on Thursday will announce the introduction of Video For Sponsored Content following a beta test with more than 700 customers, along with the ability for brands to include videos on their company pages. Goldman Sachs, GE and Microsoft Canada were among the firms who have been trying Video For Sponsored Content since last October, […]

Microsoft FutureNow

Microsoft FutureNow gathers AI experts to map the best routes to enterprise adoption

Enterprises that want to accelerate their adoption of artificial intelligence should prioritize the most feasible projects with the greatest impact and take a “combinatory approach that includes analytics and the Internet of Things, experts told Microsoft’s FutureNow event. A day-long conference hosted in Toronto, FutureNow keynotes included Mark Skilton, a professor at Warwick Business School […]

Steelcase

Microsoft and Steelcase join forces to demonstrate the most creative workspaces imaginable

Start in the “Maker Commons,” where you can hang out on slim sofa-type benches and manipulate white board sketches on a large screen. Then, when it’s time to hunker down and work on your own, head for “the Brody” — a self-contained pod that looks similar to what you might get in first class on […]

iExec

iExec uses blockchain to build a market for renting out cloud services and creating decentralized apps

Blockchain may be the biggest trend in IT since cloud computing, and a French startup called iExec is creating a way to bring the two closer together by using the distributed ledger technology to create a market for renting out processing power as an alternative to Amazon, Google or or Microsoft. In November, iExec released the […]

G2 Crowd

G2 Crowd CMO’s content strategy aims to stay one step ahead of business software buyers

The new chief marketing officer for business software and review comparison site G2 Crowd plans to elevate its content market strategy by targeting buyers who don’t even know they’re going to want applications and services. Chicago-based G2 Crowd brought on Ryan Bonnici, most recently the senior director of global marketing at Hubspot, as its CMO […]

Blockchain Research Institute

Blockchain Research Institute seeks to get past NextBlock controversy

The Blockchain Research Institute is trying to move past controvesies around the way it communicated about its proposed faculty — as well as misrepresentations from a company led by one of its co-founders — and focus businesses on how to take strategic advantage of the distributed technology. Executives from large business and several governments converged […]