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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Gabe Larsen, VP of InsideSales Labs (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jan 15th 2018

I did a startup in the area of Artificial Intelligence-driven Sales Prospecting in 1997. Much water has flown under the proverbial bridge. This discussion takes us to the state of the art, twenty years later.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to InsideSales.

Gabe Larsen: Thanks for having me. I run, what we call, InsideSales’ lab. That is our research and best practice group here at InsideSales.com. I’ve been with the company for five years in a variety of roles. Previous to InsideSales, I spent >>>

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The Future of Silicon Valley

Posted on Monday, Jan 1st 2018

We saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi last week. It feels dated.

All these alternate realities are essentially religious stories, which is why they’ve achieved cult status.

I love Harry Potter. Some love Lord of the Rings. All good vs. evil stories in epic style.

I’m in the mood for post-religious stories.

The world isn’t black and white. It’s full of gray.

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Sabio Mobile CEO Aziz Rahim (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Dec 7th 2017

Aziz discusses the infrastructure necessary for brands to do sophisticated mobile advertising.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Sabio Mobile.

Aziz Rahim: I’m the CEO of Sabio Mobile.

Sramana Mitra: What do you do?

Aziz Rahim: Sabio Mobile has something called App Science. Our view is that App Science is a gateway into understanding a >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Cognitive Scale CEO Akshay Sabhikhi (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 30th 2017

Microsoft, IBM, Google – they’re all building AI engines. Cognitive Scale has carved out a layer above them – a Middleware of sorts – that enables them to flexibly power applications in different categories. This is a very interesting positioning, and a story well worth reading for AI aficionados.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Cognitive Scale.

Akshay Sabhikhi: I’m the CEO of Cognitive Scale. We are a four-year-old company that was born in AI. We’re based out of Austin, Texas and have about 150 people. We are focused on making AI practical, real, and scalable for enterprises. This company started >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Christopher Connolly, VP of Solutions Strategy, Genesys (Part 1)

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 25th 2017

Chris discusses how rule-based systems are moving to learning-based systems in various enterprise use cases.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself and Genesys and what work you’re doing around artificial intelligence.

Christopher Connolly: I am the Vice President of our Solutions Strategy Group. Genesys is the number one customer experience platform. It enables companies to create exceptional omni-channel experiences and relationships. We’re pretty large. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Protagonist CEO Doug Randall (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Oct 16th 2017

This is a fascinating window into how AI analyzes narratives to aid marketing and other functions. Read on for more!

Sramana Mitra: Let’s get started. Why don’t we start with having you introduce yourself as well as Protagonist to our audience.

Doug Randall: I’m the CEO and Founder of Protagonist. We’re a company that helps businesses as well as foundations and governments understand the narratives that are impacting them and understanding them in some special ways. We can identify >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Pavan Sondur, CEO of Unbxd (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Sep 25th 2017

Unbxd focuses on the trend where manually created rule-based systems are being rapidly replaced by real-time, AI-based, dynamic systems that drive personalization in e-commerce sites.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as Unbxd.

Pavan Sondur: I’m one of the Co-Founders of Unbxd. We are a five-year-old startup. We started off to solve the problem of matching user intent with the right content on digital platforms. For anybody coming to an e-commerce site, the engine that we plug in understands that intent and brings up the right product content to them. >>>

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Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Jim Regan, CMO of MRP (Part 1)

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 19th 2017

There’s a lot going on in closing the gap between online signals about the behavior of prospects to accelerate sales cycles. This conversation is a fascinating view into that world.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as MRP to our audience.

Jim Regan: I’m the Co-Founder and CMO of MRP. We’ve been in business now for 16 years. We have about 600 employees and around 10 offices around the world. We work with 19 of the 20 largest technology companies in the world. Our focus is >>>

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