Adobe's acquisition of Marketo: new evolutions in sight for service providers

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Adobe's acquisition of Marketo: new evolutions in sight for service providers

Posted on September 21, 2018

When the leader of digital customer experience software buys the most promising company in marketing automation, what does that mean? It means that IT services providers must become serious contenders in marketing expertise and in the market...

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Insights from this year's DMEXCO Conference

Posted on September 19, 2018

We were among the 40,000 visitors (10,000 more than last year) that descended on Cologne last week to attend the Digital Marketing Expo & Conference (DMEXCO). The event, which gathers decision-makers from digital business, marketing and innovation, hosted 1,000 exhibitors and 170 start-ups this year. So, judging purely by numbers, the DMEXCO ...

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Hosting innovation and co-creation: IBM’s Watson IoT Center in Munich

Posted on September 18, 2018

PAC recently had the chance to visit IBM's Watson IoT Center in Munich. Discussions quickly revolved around topics like connected objects, artificial intelligence (AI), and smart cities, and took a cross-vertical perspective.

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Why is Munich Re paying $300m for IoT startup Relayr?

Posted on September 7, 2018

Relayr started out as an IoT middleware platform developer back in 2013. Fast forward five years: Relayr expanded its portfolio into IoT analytics and a range of supporting services around its products. Now it is being acquired by the €50bn insurance giant Munich Re for an eye-catching price tag of $300m.

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Brilliant Basics – Infosys’ design arm opens Design Studio in Berlin

Posted on August 9, 2018

I had the chance to attend the opening of Brilliant Basics' new Design Studio in Berlin. The teams from Infosys and Brilliant Basics (Infosys recently acquired BB) showed interesting samples of the work they did for their customers, ranging from analytics-focused examples to AR/VR examples, as well as new ways of customer interaction via bots.

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The IoT Survey

Posted on July 4, 2018

The IoT survey is the first of its kind to evaluate the leading IoT platform providers based on feedback from users worldwide available to participants in English, German, French and Spanish. 

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Your AI Friday - 11000

Posted on June 29, 2018

Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, we offer you some good reads connected to this new world in the making. Please note that we, the A(I) Team, will take a little break over the summer months and see you back in 2 months – in case we haven't been replaced by AI til then... Enjoy reading!

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Dassault Systèmes’ Industry Analyst Meeting 2018: It’s all about cloud and marketplaces!

Posted on June 25, 2018

Last week, PAC attended the Dassault Systèmes Industry Analyst Meeting 2018, which was held at the company's headquarters in Vélizy-Villacoublay, France. During the event we met with corporate, industry and product executives to hear about and discuss the latest updates and plans for the company. In the following, please find some of our ...

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Your AI Friday – 10101

Posted on June 8, 2018

Welcome to the weekly selection of links compiled by PAC's AI team. This week, we'd like to invite you to a little game: Who can define a suitable image for AI? Enjoy reading!

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Your AI Friday - 10000

Posted on May 4, 2018

Each Friday we present selected links to the latest news from the marvelous world of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Your AI Friday - 1111

Posted on April 30, 2018

Each Friday we present selected links to the latest news from the marvelous world of artificial intelligence (AI).

 

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Your AI Friday - 1110

Posted on April 20, 2018

Each Friday we present selected links to the latest news from the marvelous world of artificial intelligence (AI).

 

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Cognizant showcases its capabilities in the field of digital customer experience

Posted on March 27, 2018

At a recent analyst briefing day in Amsterdam, Cognizant provided us with detailed insights into a range of current client projects conducted through its 'Cognizant Interactive' practice (which it defines as an 'Experience Agency with global scale delivering world class experiences for clients').

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Digital CX: How the concept of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) can offer benefits to B2B sales processes

Posted on March 15, 2018

Solutions for Configure Price Quote (CPQ) are not a new topic, but in the context of digital customer experience and omni-channel commerce, functions for product configuration, price calculation management and quote generation can help to innovate, streamline and automate sales processes. For this reason, we expect an increasing demand for ...

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CoSMoS – Conference on Smart Mobility Services

Posted on March 13, 2018

This year, the third edition of CoSMoS took place at the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI) in Germany, with about 170 participants in attendance. As the name of the conference suggests, the presentations revolved around smart mobility. It was not only the latest trends from a business perspective that were on display, but also the ...

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Mobile World Congress 2018: Ecosystems at the forefront of innovation

Posted on March 12, 2018

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona companies felt a greater need for reassurance than for showing off revolutionary new products. While they certainly came to showcase a number of innovations, what they predominantly brought were a variety of partners, both young and old. Yet more proof that it is impossible to be innovative and at the ...

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Mobile World Congress 2018 : les écosystèmes à la pointe de l'innovation

Posted on March 6, 2018

Au Mobile World Congress de Barcelone, les entreprises avaient plus besoin de se rassurer que de montrer de nouveaux produits révolutionnaires. Elles sont certes venues présenter quelques innovations, mais elles ont surtout emmené dans leurs valises de nombreux partenaires, petits et grands. Une preuve de plus que personne ne peut être ...

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European transport industry bets on IoT and AI

Posted on March 6, 2018

Transport incumbents across all sub-segments are investing in technology solutions based on IoT and AI to boost their operational efficiency while improving the customer experience at the same time. PAC recently published several reports on the back of its recent projects in the transport segment and recent engagements with the players on ...

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Tendances 2018 : plus d'intelligence et d'automatisation

Posted on December 5, 2017

Le numérique reste un sujet prédominant dans le programme des DSI pour l'année à venir. Ce concept a déjà fait couler beaucoup d'encre et suscité de nombreuses discussions. Bon nombre d'entreprises ont déjà lancé des projets et augmenté leur budget numérisation de manière significative. Pourtant, il est clair qu'il reste encore beaucoup à ...

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L’IT contextuelle tire fortement la croissance du marché !

Posted on November 22, 2017

Le modèle traditionnel de l’IT a fait son temps. C'est ce que nous expliquions en début d'année, et les chiffres que nous venons de publier confirment bien qu’au-delà d’un angle vertical et/ou métier, l’approche doit se faire selon un « contexte » donné qui est centré sur l’usage et peut donc déborder des schémas classiques. Nous avons ...

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CGI en ordre de bataille pour être un partenaire majeur de la transformation digitale du secteur bancaire

Posted on November 10, 2017

PAC a rencontré récemment les responsables du secteur bancaire de CGI en France. Force est de constater que l’ESN se met en ordre de marche pour se positionner comme un acteur de référence.

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