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Base Element, Cognigy partnership will enable the design and implementation of cutting-edge conversational AI solutions for clients and their brands

LONDON, 16-Nov-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Base Element, a European digital agency, and Cognigy, a leading conversational AI platform software provider have entered to a strategic partnership agreement. This partnership will enable the design and implementation of cutting-edge conversational AI solutions for clients and their brands. The teaming up of Base Element and Cognigy will provide marketers with valuable tools to drive customer engagement and increase conversions, while maintaining meaningful relationships with their audiences through conversational AI interfaces.

“Brands are dynamic and living organisations. Conversing with their clients and prospects needs to be an organic process rather than just an engagement metric on a dashboard. It is a vital part of the customer experience,” Antonis Neocleous, Co-Founder and Director of Base Element, pointed out. “We have been deeply committed to enabling our clients to provide a consistent brand experience across touch points. Partnering with Cognigy, a pioneer in conversational AI technology, significantly supports this commitment.”

Cognigy’s partner ecosystem is at the heart of value creation for clients. They operate as a trusted advisor to both enable and guide clients to realize their potential and to assist them in implementing solutions to seize new opportunities. According to Cognigy’s spokesperson, “This includes understanding what it means to build a conversational practice, as well as how to configure, extend and maintain successful conversational AI projects. The team at Base Element know both the data and experience management space very well. We have a lot of confidence in what they can develop, execute and deliver.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

David M. Raab, oprichter en CEO van het internationaal opererende Customer Data Platform Institute, een keynote presentatie verzorgen tijdens de DDMA Data Dag over de staat van de CDP markt wereldwijd en in Europa

AMSTERDAM, 15-Nov-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Marketeers hebben vandaag de dag meer data tot hun beschikking dan ooit, maar worstelen om ze te combineren tot een bruikbare vorm. Customer Data Platform (CDP) technologie belooft dit probleem op te lossen in de vorm van makkelijk te implementeren systemen, die alle klantdata combineren en delen. Maar de vraag die marketeers, IT’ers en executives zich terecht stellen is: kan een CDP echt die beloften waarmaken?

Op 23 januari 2019 hosten het Customer Data Platform Institute (CDPI) en Squadra Group de intensieve marketing workshop, “Making the Most of Customer Data Platforms,” om die vraag te beantwoorden en deelnemers mee te nemen in een deep dive in deze, zich zeer snel ontwikkelende, martech sector, die begin 2019 naar verwachting de €200 miljoen omzet in Europa zal overtreffen.

De workshop zal plaatsvinden in Seats to Meet Utrecht CS (Hoog Catharijne) van 12.00 uur tot 18.00 uur en zal geleid worden door David M. Raab, oprichter en CEO van het internationaal opererende Customer Data Platform Institute. De dag erna zal hij ook een keynote presentatie verzorgen tijdens de DDMA Data Dag over de staat van de CDP markt wereldwijd en in Europa.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Sqribble-Eye-Popping eBooks Creator That Command Top Dollar With Authority

LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-14 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Adeel Chowdhry a highly sought  after online entrepreneur and speaker with over ten years of experience in the digital industry has announced the launch of a new eBook creator called Sqribble.

Sqribble is powerful eBook creator that allows anyone to instantly create stunning eBooks and reports and fill it with awesome content at the push of a button.

More information can be found at https://trendfunnels.com/sqribble

The tool offers a collection of 60 professionally eye-grabbing designs across 15 profitable niche categories.

They are so well designed that each template comes with table of contents and professional page layouts that convert readers into loyal customer.

A list of examples is provided on the URL above so Business owners, Site owners, Authors, Writers, Publishers and Bloggers can see how they can just enter a URL from their website and watch Sqribble automatically fill pages with fresh, ready made content.

eBooks hit record high as 50% of Americans say they own a tablet or reader.

eBooks are taking over and are the best way to kick start your digital business today.

Sales for eBooks are growing, but have leveled off over the past couple of years. They are believed to comprise 25 to 30 percent of the general trade market with commercial fiction especially popular for eBooks.

“The proportion of Americans and British who reads eBooks is growing, but have completely replaced print books for electronic versions” said Mark.

The percentage of adults who read an eBook in the past has risen to 28% up from 23% at the end of the year.

Sqribble allows business owners and marketing professionals to quickly and easily create eBooks that can improve their lead generation and sales.

According to the latest research, eBooks can increase sales by up to 80%, which means business not harnessing its power are missing out.

eBooks can also be used with email marketing as a way to increase leads and get more visitors clicking through to the company website.

Even just using the word “eBook” in a email subject line can increase open rates.

Via EPR Network
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Global SAP Cloud Platform Services Market: Competition Matrix

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 06-Nov-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Increasing number of solutions in the entire cloud ecosystem has resulted in creation of a complex cloud environment. Shifting toward cloud platforms being a major focus, cloud customers are facing challenges in managing applications, integrating, workload management and other facets in the cloud computing space. In a bid to resolve cloud challenges, vendors such as SAP SE have created advanced cloud platform services that offer simplified process control and enhanced workload management using various services under the SAP cloud platform services portfolio.

A Sample of this Report is Available at https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=S&rep_id=2265

Fact.MR foresees that the sales of SAP cloud platform services are estimated to jump by 1.2x in 2018 over 2017, with the overall SAP cloud platform services market crossing a valuation of over US$ 160 Mn in the year. Fact.MR report envisages that the SAP cloud platform services market is likely to stay bullish on back of remarkable growth prospects in the following years, with growing small and large scale enterprises venturing into SAP cloud platform services to enhance business performance.

“To enhance global footprint and improve sales of SAP cloud platform services, participants such as SAP SE are entering into strategic collaborations and partnerships across major countries worldwide. Considering the present scenario of increasing partnerships it has been possible to develop new sales funnels for SAP cloud platform services, which in turn is expected to fuel the market valuation of SAP cloud platform services in the forthcoming years.” – Lead Analyst, Fact.MR IoT and Cloud Computing, ICT Domain

Few Takeaways Highlighted in the Report

  • End users of SAP cloud platform services continue to showcase higher preference for strategy and consulting services; POC (Proof of Concept) service likely to gain high traction
  • Small and medium enterprises to pave potential growth avenues for SAP cloud platform services vendors worldwide; large enterprises showcase a steadily growing inclination towards cloud services
  • IT and telecom industry account for a higher share of the SAP cloud platform services market in 2017 followed by BFSI sector
  • Consumer goods & retail and manufacturing sectors to showcase increasing preference in SAP cloud platform services in 2018
  • United States to remain an attractive market for SAP cloud platform services accounting for over 30% revenue share of the overall market in 2017

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Emerge as an Attractive End User

Small and medium scale enterprises are emerging as lucrative end users with respect to SAP cloud platform services adoption, says the report. Small and medium businesses are largely focusing on cloud computing services owing to relatively low cost associated with cloud computing as compared to on-premise deployment and SAP cloud platform services are no exception. The report estimates that the SAP cloud platform services market revenue generated from small and medium enterprises is likely to cross US$ 100 Mn by end of 2018.

Request Methodology of this Report at https://www.factmr.com/connectus/sample?flag=RM&rep_id=2265

On the other hand, relatively lower revenue generation has been observed across large enterprises on account of early adoption of on-premise deployment that is pre-planned. Moreover, affordability quotient of on-premise deployment services by large enterprises is high as compared to SMEs. However, SAP cloud platform services are likely to gain higher traction across large enterprises in the future, according to the report.

Preeminence of Americas Region to Prevail in the SAP Cloud Platform Services Marketplace

Sales of SAP cloud platform services are likely to remain concentrated across Americas, particularly the United States. Macroeconomic factors such as significant economic growth and high GDP coupled with growing cloud computing infrastructure and presence of key SAP cloud platform services vendors have influenced sales in the country.

Countries in the Asia Pacific, particularly Japan, are likely to showcase increasing inclination toward use of SAP cloud platform services. The report projects that the demand for SAP cloud platform services across Japan, India, China and Australia is expected to grow at a stellar pace. Of these countries, albeit at a lower base apropos of revenue generation, India is likely to project potential growth prospects for SAP cloud platform services, according to Fact.MR report.

Overall, the outlook for SAP cloud platform services market remains bullish in the forthcoming years, with the market expanding at a value CAGR of 29.5% throughout the period of assessment, 2018-2028.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Just For Diabetics Website Offers Hope for Pre-diabetics, Type 2 diabetics, and the Overweight

Research shows that the best time to take action to reverse pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes is when you are at the stage of managing these conditions.

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-Nov-06 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — November is world diabetes month. When people are diagnosed type 2 diabetic, the first line of defense is the use of prescription drugs in order to manage the diabetes. But what victims of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are not aware of is that research performed by Just For Diabetics website founder, Ernest Quansah, shows that when patients are managing their pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, it is the best opportunity for them to reverse it and be weaned off the prescription drugs. The research results are evidence based. Many doctors and institutions now agree that this is the case. Recently, the University of British Columbia, in conjunction with Pharmasave, a drugstore chain, began offering obese people and type 2 diabetics a diet plan aimed at reversal of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The cost of their plan is $500 a month. The diet plan calls for no consumption of refined sugar, potatoes, fruit, fruit juices, sweet drinks of any kind, rice, bread, and consumption of cooked vegetables for lunch, cooked chicken breast for dinner and so on. Many of the participants are seniors, the overweight, or obese. After several thousand of dollars spent, many participants lose weight and their doctors take them off their diabetes drugs.

Quansah’s program includes a specialized diabetes exercise regime along with vitamin therapy and a carefully designed tasty menu cycle. He himself completely reversed his severe case of type 2 diabetes after compiling this program, which was the culmination of thorough research. This research included the advice of several physicians. Quansah, founder of Just For Diabetics and the author of Diabetics Journey says: “For several years, I have been educating people about how type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes can be reversed through the program offered on my website. Now we see that one of Canada’s finest Universities and a drug store chain are doing the same.”

The website, justfordiabetics.com offers a free weight-loss program, a free diabetes reversal program, as well as an inexpensive paid program. The extensive program includes a full menu regime, exercise videos, tutorials, in addition to a cooking video demonstration, all for less than $180. Quansah wisely suggests that those on the program be monitored by their doctors.

Quansah’s research and findings have been published in the WebMD Diabetes magazine in the article “Secret recipe: How a Chef Cured His Type 2 Diabetes”, as well as on the WebMD website. There is hope for reversing pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes (the type that does not require insulin injections,) and for overcoming being overweight.

“Misinformation about type 2 diabetes is rampant. For diabetics to heal, they need a complete change of attitude and way of thinking. This means, they should not just accept managing their condition, but rather, understand that they can be healed. Further, complacency about pre-diabetes leads to full-blown diabetes, which can lead to heart disease, blindness, liver failure, impotence, limb amputations and early death,” cautions Quansah.

Quansah has been asked to be guest speaker at the Diabetes and Healthcare Conference being held in Helsinki, Norway, in November 2018 and to be keynote speaker at the Diabetes Care Conference being held in Malaysia in May of 2019. His speech topic will include how to help diabetics heal and resultantly reduce healthcare costs.

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Budapest-based Green Fox Academy starts its first coding bootcamp in Prague

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 29-Oct-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — By 2020 almost 500,000 ICT jobs may remain unfilled in Europe according to European Commission’s estimate. Coding bootcamps offer one way in which this issue can be addressed, by reeducating career changers looking to move into the IT industry. Budapest-based Green Fox Academy, who run Hungary’s first 4-month-long coding bootcamp course, has just started its first course in Prague, with 16 students. The teaching methods and course structure are the same as the courses which take place in Budapest.

While the unemployment rate in the Czech Republic is the lowest in Europe, it is notable that the labor market has a shortfall of 20,000 IT professionals. Coding bootcamps offer one way in which this shortage of developers can be addressed, and is one reason why Hungary’s first 4-month-long coding bootcamp, Budapest-based Green Fox Academy, has opened a new bootcamp in Prague primarily for career changers looking to move into the IT industry. “The lack of IT professionals is not a local but a regional tendency,” says Kristóf Bárdos, co-founder of Green Fox Academy. “Digital technologies are having a wide impact on all industries, entire professions are disappearing or being re-defined, and new jobs are being created. Digital skills are becoming vital in every industry.” Bootcamps can plug this gap by reeducating career changers.

Green Fox Academy started its first course in Budapest in 2015 with 21 students, and since then 380 students have graduated from the bootcamp. Green Fox Academy’s 10th cohort, with more than 80 students, begin their studies in Budapest this October, while in Prague the first course has just begun with 16 participants.

Green Fox Academy entered the Czech market with a local partner, Czechitas. This non-profit corporation organizes courses in programing, web development, graphic design or data analytics for girls and women. They have more than 4,000 graduates per year.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Study: Contemporary forms of racism and bigotry on social media platforms

SOUTHAMPTON, 20-Sep-2018 — /EPR Internet News/ — As social media has experienced considerable exponential growth-rate over the past decade, sadly the same has occurred with online hate speech. Clear evidence of this picture is the fact that different international organisations, including the United Nations Human Rights Council, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, and national governments across Europe; namely the UK, Germany, France and Italy, have demanded that the large corporations behind the major social media platforms do more to address this issue. In fact, recent sociological research reveals that, while more needs to be done at the corporate level, there is also other actions that could be taken by national governments and educational bodies towards changing this picture in the near future.

To this end, Dr Luiz Valerio P. Trindade, has undertaken a four-year qualitative study addressing the social impacts of hate speech, racism and bigotry on social media platforms. Based on that, he has developed key recommendations that could stem the practice and help to prevent this phenomenon taking place and laying the foundations for reducing their occurrence in the years to come. With research revealing that even individual Facebook posts with racist and hate content can continue to engage users for up to 3 years after the initial publication, far from being just one moment of instant communication, hateful posts have a life spam that surprisingly extends over a long period. Perhaps more worryingly, the research evidences that social media is held to be a ‘No Man’s Land’ by the proponents of hate and bigotry, suggesting that these people feel at ease to convey their ideologies believing that authorities cannot reach them.

Dr Trindade has developed clear public policy recommendations that could make a difference towards promoting change in users’ behaviour on social media, such as:

  • Discussing the consequences of online hate speech with secondary school pupils and helping them to develop a clear understanding of the real life’s impacts and consequences of this practice. This is critical because social media is widely used by the 13-17 years-old age group, with over 1.8 million users of this age in the UK alone and 172 million globally.
  • Educational campaigns at national level to highlight the fact that online life is not detached from offline and that, in fact, they are intertwined.
  • Working to ensure that the large corporations behind the major social media platforms have effective and faster processes to remove inappropriate content that’s been flagged up by their users or spotted by their powerful algorithms.
  • Calling for these corporations to clearly highlight to their users that their platforms are not a safe paradise for them to convey racist views or promote bigotry exempt of consequences. Instead, these corporations need to set out clearly that identification data could be disclosed to the authorities, who could then hold them to accountable for their online attitudes.

Dr Trindade, PhD in Sociology by the University of Southampton says, “The increasing trend of construction and dissemination of hate speech, bigotry, misogyny and racism are apparently becoming the ‘new normal’ in the digital landscape across several European countries and also in the UK. Moreover, rather than fading away soon after publication, derogatory posts oftentimes become powerful magnets attracting several new users for the same conversation for up to three years, what can potentially increase the initial harm caused to the victim of the verbal abuse”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DURGA KONE, COMAKEIT’S EVP & HEAD OF GLOBAL SALES: “COMAKEIT IS IDEALLY POSITIONED TO LEVERAGE THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF DIGITAL DISRUPTION”

BAARN, Netherlands, 17-Sep-2018 — /EPR Internet News/ — coMakeIT strengthened its executive management team through the addition of Durga Prakash Kone, as Executive Vice President & Head of Global Sales. Durga is a seasoned technology professional with an outstanding track record of enabling the success of various globally renowned IT businesses.

Over the past two and a half decades, Durga held senior leadership roles at Tech Mahindra, HCL Technologies, Satyam, and Intelligroup (NTT Data), and was instrumental in scaling their business across North America, EMEA, APJ, and India. His core competencies include Strategic Sales, Business Development, Channel Sales, and building product partner ecosystems. In his previous assignment, Durga played a key role in building the SAP Alliance & Ecosystems business globally for Tech Mahindra.

As EVP & Head of Global Sales, Durga will drive coMakeIT’s Global Sales & Ecosystem Strategy. Speaking on the occasion, he stated:

“coMakeIT is ideally positioned to leverage the challenges and opportunities of digital disruption. With its unique co-creation model of building software IP, and a strong portfolio of product engineering and application modernization services, coMakeIT is on the cusp of exponential growth, and I am excited to be a part of its next phase of evolution.”

With its exclusive focus on serving the continuously evolving needs of software-driven businesses, coMakeIT is relied upon as a strategic partner by numerous innovative software companies from Netherlands, UK, and Australia, in diverse domains including BFSI, Logistics, Fleet Management, ERP, and Education etc. coMakeIT is investing to build and further enhance its capabilities in application modernization, which has enormous potential across varied domains and geographies including ANZ, and North America. coMakeIT also offers advanced capabilities in emerging technologies, which help its customers accelerate their product innovation and reduce the risk of technology adoption.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

CDP Institute Europe (CDPIE): European revenue for all CDP vendors will total at least €200 million in 2018, including €130 million for EU-based vendors

AMSTERDAM, 06-Sep-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — European companies that have deployed Customer Data Platforms are highly satisfied with their systems, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe (CDPIE).

The survey found that the CDP was delivering “significant value” for 80% of CDPIE members who had completed a deployment. In total, 24% reported a CDP in place, another 34% had a deployment in process or planned within the next twelve months, and the balance had plans to deploy after the next twelve months, no plans to deploy, or didn’t know.

Other findings in the report include:

  • large consumer companies (over €100 million revenue) have a much more pressing need for CDPs, with 68% saying they had many disconnected marketing systems. This group is the core of the CDP marketplace worldwide. Only 26% of business-to-business companies have many disconnected systems.
  • large consumer companies are more likely to connect their systems with a CDP. A total of 86% had a CDP in place or were planning a deployment. By contrast, 52% of business marketers had no CDP deployment plans, reflecting the greater existing integration those groups reported.
  • Interest in CDPs extends well beyond marketing departments. Marketers accounted for just 40% of respondents at B2C companies, with IT (23%) and corporate management (17%) also heavily represented.
  • Over-all, CDP deployment in Europe is in early stages. Only 14% of CDPIE members at large consumer companies had completed their CDP deployment. We believe deployment rates are substantially lower among non-CDPIE members.

The full report can be downloaded here.

Customer Data Platforms are packaged software that builds a unified customer database which can be shared with other systems. The CDP Institute estimates that European revenue for all CDP vendors will total at least €200 million in 2018, including €130 million for EU-based vendors, and is growing above 50% per year. For details, see the CDP Institute’s CDP Industry in Europe Report and worldwide CDP Industry Update, both published in July 2018.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Advanced Data Classification now available for DB CyberTech’s #Predictive Data Loss Prevention and #GDPR solutions

SAN DIEGO, CA, United States, 27-Aug-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — DB CyberTech, a pioneer in machine learning based predictive data loss prevention, today announced advanced data classification for structured data as a new capability of their security and privacy platform. This new capability supports compliance with EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

DB CyberTech’s advanced data classification utilizes natural language processing to continuously and accurately identify high value sensitive data such as personal data, intellectual property, and financial information. With this capability, privacy professionals and Data Protection Officers are now able to focus more of their attention on a set of databases that store sensitive data and therefore pose the greatest risk to the organization.

Advanced Data Classification is available now for DB CyberTech’s Predictive Data Loss Prevention and GDPR solutions. Data classification operates completely non-intrusively by analyzing database conversations. No database login credentials are necessary and there’s no impact on database performance.

“To defend against today’s security threats to structured data, DB CyberTech offers database asset discovery, automatic data classification, and continuous monitoring to identify where sensitive data is stored along with which clients and applications process sensitive information,” said Brett Helm, CEO of DB CyberTech. “We then apply machine learning and behavioral analytics to pinpoint rogue activities including insider threats.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

PA DIGITAL selects the Mono Platform to deliver modern websites and additional digital marketing services to SMBs in Spain

COPENHAGEN, 01-Aug-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Mono Solutions is proud to announce a new partnership with the leading provider of digital services for small businesses in Spain, PA DIGITAL.

The partnership allows PA Digital to deliver modern websites and additional digital marketing services to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across all of Spain. PA DIGITAL has chosen the Mono Platform for its superior technology in building high-quality websites as well as its commitment to partner success.

With more than fifty years of experience in serving small businesses, PA DIGITAL’s strategic focus is to provide simple and efficient solutions to help Spanish SMBs successfully digitize their business. With existing offerings of website creation and maintenance, PA DIGITAL was on the search for a new technology platform to help them deliver more modern digital services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

“As we were looking for a new platform to support our website business, it was important to us to find a platform that allowed us to build at scale, offer best-in-class technical performance on our SMB customers’ websites and help us expand the digital offering to our clients with additional functionality over time. After engaging with Mono and testing their Software-as-a-Service platform, we were thrilled to see that they not only offered superior technology, meeting our requirements, but also confirmed that they will be a true partner in growing our business” says Paul Geldart, COO of PA DIGITAL.

Designed for large-scale website fulfillment, the Mono Platform meets the highest technical standards, including W3C compliance, lightning-fast performance and meticulous optimization for traditional, local and voice search with schema.org-friendly structured data. In addition, PA Digital will also benefit from Mono’s integration with Yext’s leading digital knowledge management solution for even faster go-to-market. The integration drives powerful automatic initial website production and keeps small business’ data consistent across the web.

New, more modern websites are not the only way to prevent churn. It was important to PA Digital to find a platform that would enable them to offer increased value to their customers. With fully-native e-commerce, CRM and customer engagement features, the Mono Platform enables PA DIGITAL to offer true ROI-driven services to their SMB customers.

“With a focus on selling websites to their established base of SMB customers, combined with their vision for providing additional digital services around the website, PA DIGITAL is a perfect partner for Mono. PA DIGITAL is our first partner in Spain and we look forward to helping them leverage our technology platform to deliver modern digital presence solutions to thousands of small businesses across Spain.” says Louise Lachmann, CEO at Mono Solutions.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

First-ever study of the European CDP industry analyzes 21 vendors employing more than 1,500 people and generating at least €130 million revenue in 2018

Philadelphia, USA, 11-Jul-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — European vendors in the soon-to-be €1 billion Customer Data Platform (CDP) industry are leading its transition to more integrated solutions, according to a study released today by the CDP Institute Europe.

The first-ever study of the European CDP industry analyzes 21 vendors employing more than 1,500 people and generating at least €130 million revenue in 2018. European firms account for one-quarter of worldwide CDP employment. Vendors covered in the report are: BlueConic, BlueVenn, Boxever, Camp de Bases, Celebrus/D4T4, CommandersAct, ContactLab, CrossEngage, Eulerian Technologies, Fospha, IntentHQ, Invicta, Jahia, LeadBoxer, NGDATA, Nominow, Piwik Pro, PRDCT, RedEye, Splio, and Ysance.

While most of the industry outside Europe sells products limited to database creation and analytics, the majority of European CDP vendors include these functions plus integrated applications such as Web site personalization or email message selection. Systems with these applications have generated nearly all industry growth worldwide in the past year, according to the CDP Institute’s recent analysis of the global industry.

“European marketers have special needs, such as compliance with GDPR, that are often best understood by local vendors,” said CDP Institute Europe CEO David Raab. “Development of a European CDP industry will help more marketers take advantage of CDP’s ability to make full use of their customer data.”

Customer Data Platforms are specialized software that creates a unified, persistent customer database. The world-wide industry has grown 76% in the past year and is expected to exceed $1 billion by 2019. Gartner recently called CDP one of six top marketing technologies to watch in 2018.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Move over HQ Trivia, Fantasy Trivia Live is coming and the world hasn’t seen anything like it yet!!!

Charlton, MA, 2018-Jul-12 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ —  Mr. Michael Pelletz, Founder and CEO of Fantasy Live Trivia, Inc.

At a glance:

Startup: Yes
Sector: Smartphones, APPs, Technology
Launch Date: October 15th, 2018
Location: Across The Globe
Funding: Yes!!
Problem it solves: Lack of engagement from users of other live trivia apps as well as poor streaming technology that leaves the users frustrated
Website: www.fantasy-trivia.com

1) Could you briefly tell us about the Founders?

Michael Pelletz is a very successful entrepreneur. Michael started a global rideshare company geared towards women safety and empowerment 2 years ago called Chariot For Women, which is now called SAFR that has become the safest rideshare company in the industry. Michael is an expert in turning ideas into reality as well as raising millions of dollars in funds and has some of the best media connections in the US. These skills and connections will ensure the success of Fantasy Trivia Live. Fantasy Trivia Live is his brainchild, and like his rideshare company, he will stop at nothing to make Fantasy Trivia Live the most engaging and profitable App in the industry.

2) How did you come up with the idea? You can share your inspirations

Here is my first inspiration: In February of 2016 I founded a company that is based on women’s empowerment. I have been blessed with a very empathetic heart and soul that allows me to truly resonate with men and women across the globe. Although Fantasy Trivia Live is just a gaming App, I knew once again that I wanted our APP to empower women, and boy will it ever. Our hosts are major celebrities. We are providing a platform for these actors/actresses to flaunt their entrepreneurial spirit in a completely new and safe industry.

Here is my second inspiration:

I was a huge fan of one of our competitors and I was sitting down at my couch watching TV at 8:59 pm, ready to start playing at 9. Then, that 9pm supposed start turned into 9:03 and then 9:04 and then 9:05. I started to get bored. I then glance back at my phone and I notice that the game is finally about to begin. Well….not for me!! It immediately buffered and kept buffering until it kicked me out. I was done with that APP. Within 1 minute of this happening I knew I had to do something better. Fantasy Trivia Live was born. My number 1 priority was to have an app that would stream flawlessly.

3) Brief about your startup

Fantasy Trivia Live is the most engaging adults only Live Trivia App in the world. Our features, which I am not allowed to discuss will truly blow your mind. We are utilizing the most engaging aspects of the most popular Apps currently available. Unlike other Trivia Apps, you don’t have to be good at Trivia to have an opportunity to win lots of cash and prizes. The world is your oyster and you never know what treasures await!!! The user will have opportunities to stay on the Fantasy Trivia Live app day and night, and we have taken every step to make it as visually stimulating as possible.

4) Who are your Targeted audience?

Anyone over the age of 18 who owns a phone. Period!!

5) What type of strategies do you think is valuable to take company to the next level?

I have spent the last 2 years learning what not do when it comes to designing and building a successful and engaging app. Market research is key. Fortunately for Fantasy Trivia Live our competitors have not adjusted to their flaws, which has opened up such a tremendous opportunity to gain control of the Live Trivia market very quickly.

6) Tell us about your amazing team members?

I can’t. LOL!!! Our lawyers will not allow me to say who they are until we are ready. All I can say is, we have the most beautiful, talented and male and female hosts that have tens of millions of followers on social media. It’s unfortunate, but The fans rarely have an opportunity to interact with celebrities live. With Fantasy Trivia Live that will happen almost on a daily basis.

What is the big picture of your company? 

Here is our mission statement. This is what Fantasy Trivia Live is all about.

Our mission is to bring together the trivia gaming community and the primary gaming community into a single platform allowing a highly profitable environment to evolve, grow, and develop, leading to multiple and ever expanding profit centers and revenue streams.

What are your future plans?

Make BOAT LOADS of cash, I mean an obscene amount, by and island and retire. Just kidding. I want to live a wonderful life with my beautiful family.

7) What is your best motivation line that inspires you?

GO FORTH AND SET THE WORLD ON FIRE

8) What were the key Learning’s from your journey that you would like to share with our audience?

I could write a book about starting a potential billion dollar company and how lonely that can be. Unfortunately, Greed and Power can get to people’s ego and the people who you thought were your friends are not your friends anymore. Then people enter your life and pretend to be a friend, when all they really want is the power or money. That is probably the hardest lesson I learned from trying to do something very special. Every day I walk around with a smile on my face and hold my head up high and I sleep very soundly at night knowing I would never treat people that way. Life will always throw you lemons and you have to be able to make lemonade, which I am lucky enough to have done throughout my life.

Could you share details about source of funding, revenue, client acquisition model and statistics so far?

That is all internal conversations, but what I can tell you is that raising money is my favourite part of the startup process. If you have a great idea, the money will follow.

9) Your website/app/contact details

Please visit our website at www.fantasy-trivia.com and you will have an opportunity to see our brand ambassador/host. She is truly the biggest gaming nerd I have ever met. That is a huge compliment to her. She is truly brilliant and beautiful on the inside and out!!!

After you answer our Trivia question you will immediately have an opportunity to sign up for our newsletter. We will begin updating this news letter in the coming weeks. Please sign up and get ready for most engaging 18+ Live Trivia App in the industry coming on October 15th, 2018!!

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Phonexa Exhibiting at Affiliate Summit East 2018

Glendale, CA, 2018-Jul-09 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Affiliate Summit, which hosts two events in the United States, in Las Vegas and New York, will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis from July 29-31. The two-decade-old global conference and tradeshow expects to host thousands of digital marketers from over 70 countries.

Key attendees typically include C-suite executives and top decision-makers from a variety of different industries all within the lead generation space. The individuals, agencies and service providers amass at Affiliate Summit to grow their network and learn from other industry experts.

Phonexa announced earlier this year that they are taking the lead in eliminating integration fees in order to create a more client-friendly business practice. The accumulated cost of API integrations is often a serious roadblock for companies who need to upgrade their existing systems. With the costs of integrations out of the picture, businesses can allocate more of their budget and effort towards creating better products and marketing campaigns. Phonexa’s client-focused business practice should be well-received at the 2018 Affiliate Summit East, as thousands of brand representatives and industry leaders collectively hunt for value-driven solutions.

The packed agenda at Affiliate Summit East provides each different attendee with relevant workshops, networking opportunities and valuable takeaways; equipping affiliates, networks, technology providers and digital agencies with the appropriate strategies and industry knowledge they came to acquire.

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Manesta Programmatic Agency, 10 year old Praha based ad agency, is a strong local player in the Czech Republic advertising market

Manesta Programmatic Agency are specialists at data collection, interpretation of smart analysis, and development of extremely unique advertising solutions that make brands stand out from their direct competition.

PRAHA, Czech Republic, 06-Jul-2018 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS — Standing out in a crowd of competitors is no easy task, and it’s getting more difficult by the day. There’s no one right way to stand out in business. It takes creativity, innovation and the right advertising campaign. And right now, there is no better agency to help businesses handle their advertising than Manesta Programmatic Agency.

Why is that?

Manesta Programmatic Agency follow easy step-by-step procedures to ensuring a brand is set apart from its competition. First they identify a brand’s audience, and then they do a deep channel analysis of the brand, before creating smart advertising campaigns. They then proceed to making sure the brand’s awareness is completely safe and healthy, which would eventually lead to an enhanced ROI for the brand.

How they do all of this?

What they do at Manesta Programmatic Agency is relatively simple; they collect a brand’s data from the inside, as well as external data used to create the brand’s consumer profiles, develop rich formulas and insights, and proceed to helping the brand create the most customized and customer targeted advertisement campaigns. They also use the best and latest technology to develop data insights that allows them completely revolutionize the way brands advertise.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Former Gartner executive Richard Stiennon on GDPR: organizations have to comply with the most intrusive technology regulation ever

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May-1-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ZOOM International, a leader in call recording, workforce optimization, and compliance software for the omnichannel contact center, today announced support for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By making simplicity, speed, and cost-effectiveness the goals of the release, ZOOM has created a new industry standard—companies who need to support GDPR in any region of the world don’t have to purchase and implement more software. GDPR support is a standard part of the ZOOM 6.3 Suite.

Former Gartner executive and Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest, Richard Stiennon, explained the scenario in a November 2017 article on Forbes, “The looming imposition of a new data protection regulation in the EU is already sending tremors through the legal and IT worlds as organizations wake up to the fact that by May 25, 2018, they have to comply with the most intrusive technology regulation ever. Law firms and consulting firms are starting to use phrases like ‘this is Y2K all over again.’”

Companies in and outside the EU are taking immediate action to make applications compliant while also planning for larger, cross-department initiatives in parallel. For any company (in any country) managing EU citizen data, fines can be as much as €20 million or 4% of global annual revenues. To add to the pressure, many WFO vendors force additional software purchases of complicated “compliance suites.” Unlike ZOOM, these companies add a burden, creating additional friction for their customers—forcing longer timelines for decisions, approval, and implementation.

“GDPR is a monster of a regulation for companies to tackle,” explained Brian Shore, CEO of ZOOM International, “So, we designed ZOOM 6.3 to simplify and streamline the effort it takes to achieve GDPR compliance. It also gives customers enough flexibility to evolve over time without becoming a beastly, bloated, and outrageously expensive application—like we see from many of our competitors. In addition, GDPR truly puts the ownership of data completely in the consumers’ hands, even allowing them to have all their data erased. To address this, companies really need quality management software more than ever. Perhaps they could afford to have upset customers in the past, but now it is much more expensive. GDPR will enable a different type of attrition than we have ever seen in the history of the world.”

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Orange to use the Mono Platform to efficiently deliver data-driven websites

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Mar-28-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions and Orange have partnered to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in France with more digital services to grow their business. Orange, a leading telecommunications company, has chosen to use the Mono Platform to efficiently deliver data-driven websites and support the full customer journey of French SMBs.

As part of their strategy, Orange is looking to expand their digital services and ensure that their SMB customers benefit from the opportunities of the digital world. Websites are at the core of a digital product suite for SMBs and enable Orange, as a digital service provider, to help small businesses across France establish their own professional online presence and gain new customers. With website production previously dispersed across several platforms, Orange was in search of a new platform that could support the full customer journey of their small business customers, as well as efficiently and cost-effectively deliver websites at scale.

“Websites are a fundamental part of the digital world, and we knew that it was important to find an excellent website platform provider to make it easier to provide our SMB customers with a successful online presence now, and in the future.” says Philippe Manzano from Orange, “After a full evaluation, we’ve selected the Mono Platform to support the many facets of our business, including do-it-yourself (DIY) solution, do-it-for-me (DIFM) website services and e-commerce, and combined this with fulfillment services from Spotzer for high-quality results and customer satisfaction”.

As a leading website platform, Mono provides Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions from professional websites to a fully-native e-commerce across a range of go-to-market models. Designed with the small business in mind, the Mono Platform is the ideal technology solution for Orange to consolidate its website business onto one platform, as well as efficiently build and manage thousands of websites at scale. Mono has also worked alongside Orange to ensure the availability of help resources in French for their for DIY users, as well as support for their fulfillment-based website services provided by Spotzer, who delivers bespoke digital marketing services.

“We are proud to announce the partnership with Orange, and take pride in being the chosen technology platform to help them advance their digital services by bringing data-driven websites to their small business customers. With the Mono Platform, Orange is able to meet their SMB customer needs in the DIY, DIWM and DIFM scenario. This highlights the flexibility and efficiency of our platform to deliver top-performing websites throughout the entire customer journey.” says Louise Lachmann, CEO at Mono Solutions

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digital transformation: OneLife innovates in the area of RPA (Robotic Process Automation); number of Bots launched in 2017

LUXEMBOURG, Nov-24-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In 2016, OneLife embarked on a digital transformation journey making it one of the early movers in an area where man and machine are increasingly interacting to improve customer experience. Since then, a number of initiatives have been delivered as per the roadmap, with still more to follow in the coming months and others in the proof of concept stage due for early 2018.

Launching its Digital Days in June 2017 to fully engage employees in the transformation process, the firm’s Digital Days Breakfast on 30th November is the opportunity to highlight the year’s achievements and set out the initiatives to come. Employees across departments at OneLife are involved in implementing digital innovation to improve the experience of partners and clients and in so doing learn the techniques which will allow them to compete in tomorrow’s world.

Training and development at OneLife has also gone digital with the introduction in September of the Lynda.com learning platform from LinkedIn. This tool, offering over 10,000 e-courses, actively encourages employees to learn on a regular basis across all disciplines with certification awarded to acknowledge completion.

As Marc Stevens, OneLife CEO, says: “At OneLife, Digital is part of our DNA! The intelligent interaction of man and machine means a simpler, faster and easier everyday experience for our partners, clients and employees. Our digital transformation continues – we’ve implemented a large number of value-add initiatives this year and many more are to come next year”.

ONCE UPON A DIGITAL YEAR – WHAT’S BEEN DONE?

Data aggregation

OneLife worked closely with Harvest, the leader in France in data aggregation, to offer their mutual independent financial advisors in France this new service, the advantage of which is to provide an overall view of portfolio positions for each of their clients. This initiative is part of a comprehensive digital approach to which other data aggregation initiatives will be added. OneLife is now able to fully support the Penelop format so allowing them to extend their partnership with other market aggregators over the coming weeks. In addition, OneLife recently put a B2B service in place enabling partners to log on in real time to the platform to view all the information available on their respective portfolio.

The project was delivered in record time thanks to the particularly fruitful collaboration between OneLife and Harvest enabling the new flows to be taken on to further extend the integration of the Luxembourg contracts in O2S. Making the flows available is part of a legal and technical mechanism which guarantees integrity and confidentiality of the personal data (data masking, secure file transfer protocol, cryptographic communication, authentication key, etc.).

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Automation of standard processes

Identifying the stages in a well-mapped process which can be done just as well by automated means – and even enhanced in terms of time, accuracy and reporting – is a key area of the firm’s focus. The automation of parts of the OneLife service workspace is just one example. Generating automatic emails to confirm transactions, request missing documentation and manage life policies effectively leaves the company’s Customer Services team with more time on their hands to deal with more complex live customer queries – and so better manage the relationships with their valued partners and clients.

ONCE UPON A DIGITAL YEAR – WHAT’S JUST AROUND THE CORNER?

A number of other digital initiatives are due for release in the coming weeks.

For the 2017 year-end portfolio statements, the firm is putting in place Dematerialisation, a process which allows the policyholder and his intermediary to view statements directly on the firm’s secure portal, youroffice yourassets instead of in paper form by post. The pdf may be downloaded and stored as appropriate for future reference. The dematerialised statement has the same legal value as the paper form. Efficiency, security and speed are all watchwords of this new paperless process.

Accelerating the client on-boarding process through the automation of KYC and AML checks has been through the test-drive stage at OneLife and is about to be launched. RegTech, or Regulation Technology as it is widely known, provides the Compliance team with a powerful technology tool to run the checks and then revert with a recommendation. The team can then intervene to run further checks and/or on-board the clients so significantly speeding up the process from the days when all stages were manual. OneLife partnered with KYCTech, a Luxembourg start-up company, to establish a Proof of Concept for the platform. The service will be implemented in February.

OneLife launched the OneLife OneApp for its partners in Belgium in 2016. It was then made available to the rest of its partner base in August 2017. The next step is to offer it to all OneLife clients from December. The App offers real-time access to portfolios on-line in a secure environment, as well as the ability to track operations and outstanding items. OneLife partners and clients can be sure that their portfolios move with them and are accessible 24/7!

As the final piece in the digitalisation of its on-boarding and service offering, OneLife will introduce an electronic signature capability in the first quarter 2018. The new service will allow partners and clients with access to youroffice, yourassets to sign digitally, eliminating the time-consuming process of physical signatures on switches and top-ups in a first phase and other operations in later stages.

ONCE UPON A DIGITAL YEAR – WHAT’S FOR NEXT YEAR?

OneLife is also innovating in the area of RPA (Robotic Process Automation). A number of Bots have been launched in 2017 and are already serving the business. A larger scale deployment is planned for 2018.

As a digital front-runner, OneLife is using its internal AGILE approach to identify and implement change across the organisation fast. From concept to delivery, the firm’s digital transformation is not just a promise but a reality.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Frontend, backend разработчики Ruby on Rails, Go, UX/UI дизайнеры соберутся 28 Okt 17 на конференции SphereCon, Киев

Киев, Украина, Oct-20-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Front-end и back-end разработчики Ruby on Rails, Go, а также UX/UI дизайнеры со всего мира соберутся 28 октября 2017 года на конференции SphereCon (http://bit.ly/SphereCon), организованной Sphere Software, для установления рабочих связей и ознакомления с подходами передовой практики от экспертов Sphere. Это бесплатное мероприятие состоится в конференц-зале Interia, расположенном по адресу ул. Владимирская, 49а, Киев.

Поскольку Ruby и Go постоянно развиваются как ведущие языки программирования, возрастает потребность в обсуждении об изменениях и расширении их сети. Это побудило Sphere Software и ее генерального директора Леона Гинзбурга организовать SphereCon – возможность для разработчиков собраться на бесплатную однодневную конференцию, поддерживающую обсуждение этих программ.

«Мы организовали SphereCon, чтобы делиться своими знаниями и обучать сообщество разработчиков, как создавать масштабируемые программные продукты, которые могут работать в условиях высокой нагрузки и требующих высокой производительности», – говорит Леон Гинзбург. «В Sphere, мы разрабатываем масштабируемые продукты для быстрорастущих компаний, и для нас важно поделиться этим опытом с сообществом, потому что это даст разработчикам конкурентное преимущество в долгосрочной перспективе».

Вклад профессионального опыта в систему разработки программного обеспечения является основным принципом для Sphere Software с момента ее создания в 2005 году. Sphere Software осуществляет это посредством конференций, open source проектов, блогов, тематических исследований, обмена знаниями, Sphere Academy и разработки собственных продуктов.

«Как разработчик, вы всегда должны стараться усовершенствовать свои знания в области программирования», – добавил Гинзбург. «Это не только делает вас более востребованным, но и более универсальным разработчиком. SphereCon – это отличная возможность наладить контакты с другими разработчиками и помочь им расширить свою профессиональную сеть».

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Armadillo Business Information celebrates 20 years on the Web

Hertfordshire, UK, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Armadillo, the world’s first web based company information database, celebrated its 20th anniversary on June 3rd.

In 1995, based near Old Street roundabout in London, Emmanuel Cohen, Armadillo’s chairman started on the road to launch an online company data system.

Having been shown the web in April 95 by a research scientist after Tim Berners-Lee uploaded the web structure in CERN, on a subsequent visit to the bookshop, Barnes and Noble he was shown all the books on this new area.

“Imagine a huge row bookshelves, devoted to a subject that was completely new. I knew then that it was important”

Manny continues “I will always remember a weekend in November 1996 when I had to make a huge decision. I could only afford the development work on one of the access systems at the time, it was a massive gamble. Should I risk everything – my business, my house, the lot – on chasing the dream of my own online database? I decided the web was the future so I gambled everything I had. Nowadays it is hard to imagine what a risk that was. Back then, the web was untried and untested as a commercial tool.”

“It amuses me that Old Street (known as Silicon Roundabout) where we started is today a burgeoning centre for web companies. These days developers are working on a tried and tested platform. It just was not there back in the mid 90s when we launched. It was true disruptive technology.”

“I was told recently that I must be the founding father of the Shoreditch Fintech revolution. Well, I don’t know about that, but my team and I certainly helped develop the bar revolution in the area!”

What Manny and his team pioneered at the time, was a unique commercial web database. Worldwide company reports and documents could be instantly bought by account or credit card from anywhere in the world, delivered to anywhere in the world. Users could also order the registration of companies online. The system was launched at the Barbican Solicitors Exhibition in London in June 1997.

“It was an amazing feeling. Once launched, we went out to our clients to sell the new service. Guess what they all said. “The internet? Too slow, no security, we can never connect – it will never catch on!”

Happy Birthday Armadillo and congratulations on the first and longest running online corporate commercial database on the web. Manny concludes ” Guess what, we haven’t stopped. We’re still innovating and are working on lots of new projects, so watch this space!”

For the full story, go to : http://news.rmonline.com/chairman/

About Armadillo Business Information:
• 1997 First company information online supplier to launch on the Web
• 1998 First to offer Trade Mark searching on the Web
• 1999 First to offer direct access to UK’s Companies House Direct
• 2011 First mobile app of its kind

Leading provider of online data to financial, legal and commercial markets.

Coverage includes 250 million companies from 200 countries around the world.

All instantly available online or via their app on a transactional (credit card) or subscription basis.

For more information please contact sales@armadillo.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7729 1234

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Armadillo Business Information Ltd, a member of the RM Group®,
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Registered as a Limited Company in England and Wales No. 03222303. ISO 9001 registration numbers: GB2003315.

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Contact-Details: julia.kanger@armadillo.co.uk
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