Interview with Captain Steve Lauver, Director of Technology Accelerators, AFWERX

TechStars

Captain Steve Lauver is the Director of Technology Accelerators for AFWERX, a program that seeks to foster innovation within the US Air Force.

Three Emerging Technologies Poised to Reshape Accounting and Financial Management

Sage Intacct

Software/SaaS Thought leadership AI/ML Technology Innovation SWTL

Sales ops offer tips for onboarding new technology vendors

InsightSquared

Guest blog by Joe Rodden, Sales Systems Manager at Catalant Technologies. To help you roll out the new technology your sales leadership just purchased, I’ve outlined some general guidelines you can follow to help the organization onboard a vendor successfully. .

Building Your Sales Enablement Technology Stack

Sales Enablement, SaaS and Growth

As a result most departments now have budget earmarked for software, so that they can build their own technology stack. The chart below shows the sales technology landscape - there are over 800 vendors listed and 38 different categories. What is a sales enablement technology stack?

Nine Companies Share 30+ Best Practices for Creating Embedded Analytics Products

a16z Podcast: The Environment, Capitalism, Technology

Andreessen Horowitz

Sure, the Industrial Revolution brought about the growth of our economies, our population, our prosperity; but it also led … The post a16z Podcast: The Environment, Capitalism, Technology appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. It used to be that the only way for humanity to grow — and progress — was through destroying the environment.

How Technology is Transforming Businesses and Their Sales Processes

Teamgate

And they grow sales through good people, lots of hard work, and, yes, technology. And here’s the thing about technology. Companies that choose to embrace these new technologies will maintain a competitive edge. Technology is sweeping the world of business, and certainly sales.

Eugene Wei's Novel Mental Models for Technology

Tom Tunguz

In the car yesterday, I listened to an interview with Eugene Wei, who described the dynamics of consumer technology as if they were plain as day. He’s deep in consumer technologies. It’s rare to hear someone lucidly describe complex topics like the reasons for Twitter’s success and struggles. Eugene wrote many of his ideas in this post though there are some ideas that I found only in the podcast.

The ultimate marketing technology stack for 2019

Inside Intercom

Known as the Martech 5000 — nicknamed after the 5,000 companies that were competing in the global marketing technology space in 2017, it’s said to be the most frequently shared slide of all time. What is a marketing technology stack? Strategy first, technology second.

a16z Podcast: The Politics of Technology

Andreessen Horowitz

If the current pace of tech change is the 21st-century equivalent of the 19th-century Industrial Revolution — with its tremendous economic growth and lifestyle change — it means that even though it’s fundamentally empowering and enabling, there’s also lots of … policy book launches education hallway conversations jobs

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

32 Omnichannel Technology Tools to Sell Anywhere, All the Time

Sales Hacker

Consequently, if you don’t have omnichannel technology tools in your sales stack , you’re already behind competition. This guide will help you learn a little more about your options in omnichannel technology. What Does Omnichannel Technology Look Like in Sales?

Introducing ‘Hustlin’ Tech’ — Our Guides to Technology for Hustlers

Andreessen Horowitz

“You got what it takes, but not enough to get started” — Too Short. An often-discussed problem today is that talent is more evenly distributed than opportunity. The conversation generally revolves around opportunity translating into a massive mountain of necessary … Uncategorized education hustlin Hustlin' Tech

Introducing ‘Hustlin’ Tech’ — Our Guides to Technology for Hustlers

Andreessen Horowitz

“You got what it takes, but not enough to get started” — Too Short. An often-discussed problem today is that talent is more evenly distributed than opportunity. The conversation generally revolves around opportunity translating into a massive mountain of necessary … Uncategorized hustlin Hustlin' Tech

Three Big Ideas on Technology Innovation Cycles

Tom Tunguz

Recently, New York seed investor Jerry Neumann spoke on the show and talked about three key ideas on the technology innovation cycle. First, he discussed reading Carlota Perez Technological Surge Cycle. The key idea is each technology cycle lasts 70 years, and is broken into two phases installation and deployment. During the deployment phase, new technology advances diffuse through the world and change people’s lives.

3 Ways You Can Avoid Wasting Your Company's Money on Technology

Entrepreneur - SaaS

TechnologyJust because something is cheap or readily available doesn't mean that you ought to buy it. The same is true for IT spending.

Juniper set to reinforce edge, cloud technologies

IT World

There is a fundamental, but perhaps a logical evolution in the way networks are being built to handle hybrid cloud applications – resources are moving closer to the edge; data centers are becoming more distributed and cloud hyperscalers are building bigger backbones to handle that traffic. That is the overarching networking landscape laid out by Juniper’s CTO Bikash Koley in an interview this week ahead of the company’s NXTWORK 2019 customer event next month.

5 Revolutionary Applications of Blockchain Technology

The Marketing & Growth Hacking Publication

The blockchain technology is already incorporated in our life by companies like OpenBazaar and Gofundme for business interactions and crowdfunding. Governance The use of blockchain technology will make the results of any poll-taking like an election, transparent and easily accessible.

HPE’s CEO lays out his technology vision

IT World

Like Microsoft's Satya Nadella, HPE CEO Antonio Neri is a technologist with a long history of leading initiatives in his company.

The 2018 Sales Technology Landscape: Discover 800+ Players Ruling the Topology

Sales Hacker

However, it makes the workflow of sales reps challenging, sometimes offsetting the benefits of using technology. 3 Ways to Use the Sales Technology Landscape. H arness technology to either address remaining gaps or find new ways to optimize critical steps.

8 technologies that will disrupt business in 2020

IT World

Technology’s pace of change has had a profound impact across nearly every industry. These days it’s not enough to keep atop of emerging technologies but to keep ahead of them. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story

Recurring Revenue Technologies: Q&A with Sean Joyce

Navint

Sean has over 15 years of expertise in recurring revenue technologies, most recently hailing from Salesforce where he was a senior member of the product marketing team responsible for Salesforce CPQ & Billing. Q: Sean, you’ve worked for some of the major software players in the recurring revenue technology space—Zuora, Apttus, and Salesforce. Q: Let’s talk technology for a moment. The post Recurring Revenue Technologies: Q&A with Sean Joyce appeared first on Navint.

A Day in the Life of a Sr. Account Executive in Enterprise Technology

Sales Hacker

Account Executive role in an enterprise technology company — and for that, we talked to Ruthie Nissim. Account Executive in Enterprise Technology appeared first on Sales Hacker. How do other salespeople work their magic?

Gartner: Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020

IT World

ORLANDO – The pace of technology change is accelerating rapidly, augmented by factors that IT pros need to study-up on, things they never had to deal with before like hyperautomation, multiexperience, and human augmentation that Gartner says will have a significant impact on enterprises. In 50 years we've seen technology transform our enterprises, our relationships, and society itself,” said Val Sribar, senior research vice president at Gartner.

Top 10 Customer Success Takeaways from Technology & Services World 2019

ChurnZero

Earlier this week we had the opportunity to attend and sponsor the TSIA Technology & Services World (TSW) conference in sunny San Diego. This event brought together thousands of technology leaders from Customer Success, Services, Sales, Product and Marketing. The mix of technology and human interaction is what’s going to drive the customer experience further.” – @philnanus #TSIA #TSW19. Top 10 Customer Success Takeaways from TSW 2019.

Introducing ‘Hustlin’ Tech’ — Our Guides to Technology for Hustlers

Andreessen Horowitz

“You got what it takes, but not enough to get started” — Too Short. An often-discussed problem today is that talent is more evenly distributed than opportunity. The conversation generally revolves around opportunity translating into a massive mountain of necessary … Uncategorized hustlin Hustlin' Tech

The Next Major Technology to Shape SaaS

Tom Tunguz

There is an incredible amount technology behind this. The product of that technology is a magical experience. Last week, a friend asked me what I thought the future of software would be. At some point, all the workflow processes that still conducted on paper and pencil will be digitized, all of the tasks completed in Excel will be optimized, and the majority of limitations of traditional software will be overcome.

On Crypto and Its Implications for American Technology Innovation

Andreessen Horowitz

Editor’s Note: This testimony was delivered by a16z managing partner (and former chairman of the board of the National Venture Capital Association) Scott Kupor to the House Agriculture Committee as part of their public hearings on. Cryptocurrencies: Oversight of New … cryptocurrencies & blockchains policy field notes

B2B Payments Economics Courtesy of Bottomline Technologies (Paymode-X)

Software Platform Consulting

Implications for the Valuation of Bottomline Technologies (EPAY). The post B2B Payments Economics Courtesy of Bottomline Technologies (Paymode-X) appeared first on Software Platform Consulting. B2B Software Payments Bottomline Technologies nvoicepay Paymode-X

5 Hot Technologies Affecting Marketing in 2019

Backlinkfy

Marketing technologies continuously evolve, so don’t get caught off guard. Voice Smart home devices and mobile devices have brought voice technology to the forefront of society. Virtual and Augmented Reality Not long ago, the tech world was buzzing over VR and AR technology.

Juniper set to reinforce core edge networking, cloud technologies

IT World

There is a fundamental, but perhaps a logical evolution in the way networks are being built to handle hybrid cloud applications – resources are moving closer to the edge; data centers are becoming more distributed and cloud hyperscalers are building bigger backbones to handle that traffic. That is the overarching networking landscape laid out by Juniper’s CTO Bikash Koley in an interview this week ahead of the company’s NXTWORK 2019 customer event next month.

How Healthy is the Public Technology Market?

Tom Tunguz

In 2013, Apple became the largest publicly traded company, the first time a technology company held that distinction. Despite the number of massive companies built over the past three decades, these tech giants represent an increasingly small amount of the total value in the technology sector. In 1981, the top ten technology companies represented 95% of the global IT market cap. It’s a terrific time to be starting and growing technology companies

What Startups Should Learn from Technology Leaders on Their Paid Family Leave Policy

OpenView Labs

Technology is the leader in family leave benefits. Technology companies have redefined the parental leave from lengthy paid leave to adoption assistance subsidies. The post What Startups Should Learn from Technology Leaders on Their Paid Family Leave Policy appeared first on OpenView

A Technology Innovation Leading to a Go-To-Market Advantage

Tom Tunguz

The best way I’ve found to describe it is a technology innovation leading to a go-to-market advantage. Initially, technology differentiates offerings. This technology advantage manifests itself in a few different ways. But, technology is not enough. That initial technology advantage needs engender go to market advantage, a way of educating, convincing, and closing customers more efficiently. What do you look for in SaaS companies?

Juniper grabs Mist for wireless AI, cloud service delivery technology

IT World

Mist, too, is a partner of and recently announced joint product development with VMware that integrates Mist WLAN technology and VMware’s VeloCloud-based NSX SD-WAN. It also needs strong wireless technology in order to effectively compete against other enterprise networking players such as Cisco, HP/Aruba, Extreme and other players such as Fortinet.” Juniper has entered into an agreement to buy advanced wireless-gear-maker Mist Systems for $405 million.

Is Your Company Guilty of Causing Marketing Technology Vendor Fatigue?

Outseta

The article got me thinking about a different sort of fatigue that I’ve been feeling in my own career and industry; the world of venture capital backed marketing technology start-ups. I call this feeling marketing technology vendor fatigue.

The Technology Sectors that Create the Most Value

Tom Tunguz

The opportunity to replace these companies’ aging technologies is simply massive. In which sectors have software companies created the most financial value? I asked myself this question over the weekend. I categorized the top 250 IT companies which spans $675B in market cap (AAPL) to $3B in market cap (ASOS) and created the chart above. B2B Software, which includes Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and SAP among others represents about 30% of the total IT market cap today.