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


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

Sales ops offer tips for onboarding new technology vendors


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. .

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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?

Three Emerging Technologies Poised to Reshape Accounting and Financial Management

Sage Intacct

Software/SaaS Thought leadership AI/ML Technology Innovation SWTL

How AI Can Radically Change Your Business

AI is quickly becoming mainstream, thanks to its value-driving capabilities. Yet, even with such widespread attention, it still is one of the most misunderstood technologies out there. Here's how to make the most out of it and bring a positive change to your company.

5 Secrets to Moving Upmarket – How the Right Sales Tax Technology Can Support SaaS Growth


The right technology ensures sales tax doesn’t become a hindrance and allows you to keep doing what you do best — serving your customers. . Mark Faggiano is the Founder and CEO of TaxJar, a 100% remote company and the leading sales tax technology solution for eCommerce merchants.

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 to Choose New Sales Technology (With “No-Brainer” Checklist)

Sales Hacker

Choosing New Technology: a Bird’s Eye Perspective. But as a savvy tech buyer, you should send potential vendors a list of all the technology in your stack to see what other integrations may be available. Sales Technology Articles

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.

Why Technology And Business Go Hand-in-Hand

SaaS Metrics

People have always been fascinated with the relevance of technology in businesses, as it encompasses almost all endeavors. Since time immemorial, business and technology have been in conjunction with each other. Blog Technology And Business

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

In this 4-part series, product and technology leaders share insights for successfully going to market with a data product. Download the eBook now, and find out how you can embed analytics in your solution, from building your business case to designing and launching your product.

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.

How Technology is Transforming Businesses and Their Sales Processes


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.

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?

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

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

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.

InfoWorld’s 2020 Technology of the Year Award winners

IT World

InfoWorld’s 2020 Technology of the Year Award winners Image by IDG Are you digitally transformed yet?

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

New Business Models in Medical Technology


The post New Business Models in Medical Technology appeared first on Zuora This piece was originally published in Medizin + Elektronik by Phillipe Van Hove, Area VP Continental EMEA, Zuora. While […].

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

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.

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.

Technology Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

Nimble - Sales

Similar is the analogy with technologies. Every year, new technologies surface the digital world, covering up the pitfalls of the existing one, in a way improving […]. The post Technology Trends to Watch Out for in 2020 appeared first on Nimble Blog.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recurring Revenue Technologies: Q&A with Sean Joyce


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.

The 3 fastest ways to fail with a new sales technology

I wasn’t always a sales technology geek, but after working at (now XANT) and later starting my own outsourced sales company, I learned to love the efficiencies of a great tech stack. Sales technology is enabling the acquisition of new customers and it’s time to jump on board.

Top 10 Customer Success Takeaways from Technology & Services World 2019


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.

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

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

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

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

5 Hot Technologies Affecting Marketing in 2019


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.