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CORENT TECHNOLOGY, a leader in cloud digital transformations solutions, has been awarded the best Platform-as-a-Service of 2022 for its SaaSOps™ platform at the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. The CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative business technology products across the country, and around the world.
“We are grateful for the recognition our industry peers have given us with this prestigious award, and we congratulate IBM Red Hat for being the runner up in this category, and on their win in another,” said Feyzi Fatehi, CEO.
SaaSOps™ is the only no-code solution that transforms any software application to SaaS. Subscription billing, metering and multi-tenancy included, SaaSOps™ enables vendors to offer their software as SaaS in multiple clouds and marketplaces with centralized management and operations capabilities tailored for SaaS Providers.
“Even during these tumultuous times, business application, software, service and product providers continued the industry’s long tradition of developing and marketing innovative solutions to meet business needs,” said SIIA President Jeff Joseph. “We are proud to recognize this year’s class of CODiE Award winners. They truly represent the best of the best in a highly-competitive and ever-evolving market.”
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced the full slate of CODiE winners during an online winner announcement June 8 in the metaverse.
Acknowledged as the premier awards program for the software and information industries for over 35 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards are produced by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software, education, media and digital content industries. SaaSOps was honored as one of 46 winners across the 45 business technology categories, including seven leadership categories recognizing outstanding companies, individuals and teams.
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. The first-round review of all nominees is conducted by software and business technology experts with considerable industry expertise, including analysts, media, bloggers, bankers and investors. The scores from the expert judge review determine the finalists. SIIA members then vote on the finalist products, and the scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.
Forty-three awards were given this year for products and services deployed specifically for B2B software, information and media companies, including the Best Overall Business Technology Product, awarded to the product with the highest scores of both rounds of judging.
More information about the Awards is available at: siia.net/CODiE.
Details about the winners are listed at https://siia.net/codie/business-technology-winners/
About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology’s finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.
About Corent Technology
Corent Technology, Inc. is a leading innovator in the cloud migration and SaaS-enablement technology space. Corent’s SurPaaS® Platform is used by key enterprises, system integrators, and cloud providers to enable rapid discovery, analysis, planning, optimization, and migration to the cloud; and optionally, automated transformation of software applications to efficient, scalable SaaS using its SaaSOps™ platform. Corent is managed by a team of industry veterans from Microsoft, IBM, HPE, EMC, Oracle, and VMware among others. For more information about Corent, please visit www.corenttech.com and to contact Corent please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Year Like No Other: 2020 has brought incredible change to nearly every industry, and as Business Owners and C Suite decision-makers can attest to, these changes are reflected in the insurance marketplace as well.
In this report, we break down the current state of the market by industry and provide a glimpse into the 2021 marketplace.
Experience. Expertise. Partnership. The EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants team is here to help you finish the year strong, and to set the table for a successful 2021.
Connect with us to discuss your specific needs and key objectives.
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Principal, EPIC Insurance
Written by Steven Cook, Contributing Editor, CMO.com
This article is part of CMO.com’s March/April series about emerging technology. Click here for more.
Just two years ago, Adobe EVP and GM Brad Rencher welcomed Summit 2016 attendees to the “Experience Era” —a new wave of business transformation not about what brands sell but “about the consumer and the experiences we provide them.”
We’ve come a long way since that introduction. On the eve of the 2018 Adobe Summit, this week in Las Vegas, a community of “Experience Makers” from a range of leading brands gathered to discuss the future of experience.
This Think Tank by Adobe—moderated by Ray Wang, principal analyst, founder, and chairman of Constellation Research—focused on three main topics:
- Emerging technologies: Reshaping the way we engage with the world and the experiences we have. Examples include artificial intelligence, mixed reality, blockchain, and voice/IoT interaction.
- Personalization: Creating relevant, one-to-one customer interactions based on analytics combined with technologies that enable personal experiences.
- Design-led thinking: Placing design at the very core of a brand. Design principles weave through everything, from research and strategy to creating content.
West Coast Customs Car Care, an expanding challenger brand in the competitive automotive aftermarket category, announced it will be featuring the customized Lexus LC 500 from the current blockbuster Marvel Studios film “Black Panther” at the Los Angeles stop of the infamous DUB Custom Car Show Tour.
The West Coast Customs Car Care booth will also feature demonstrations with the innovative car cleaning, finishing and tire shine products, available exclusively at Walmart stores across the country, that promise to take do-it-yourself vehicle care to the next level.
DUB Show attendees visiting the West Coast Customs Car Care booth will receive complimentary product samples from the seven-item product line of products which include custom blended detailers, polishes, cleaners, waxes, tire dressings and interior detailers (while supplies last) that help restore and maintain the beauty of both the interior and exterior of cars, motorcycles, SUVs, trucks and any other vehicle where detailing is applicable.
See full article here.
By Kenneth L. Brown, Founder, Vehicle Occupancy Detection Corporation
Soon you’ll be able to drive to work at the legal speed limit during rush hour thanks to Vehicle Occupancy Detection Corp. Carpool lanes around the world are being converted to dynamic toll lanes that will charge drivers a toll based on the number of people in the car. Single occupant vehicles will now be able to use the lane by simply paying a toll. Vehicle Occupancy Detection Corp. invented the technology that makes that possible (you’re welcome). Not only does VODC’s technology make your life more convenient, it helps transportation agencies raise hundreds of millions of dollars for infrastructure projects. A test of VODC’s technology for Caltrans reached accuracy rates to 96%. Xerox’s Group President, who spearheaded Xerox’s vehicle occupancy detection efforts, left Xerox and became our CEO. Caltrans has stated a need for 4,000 units in California alone and Supervisor Haggerty (Alameda County) said that a cost of “about $1,000,000 per camera” was “reasonable.” Additionally, we are receiving calls from transportation agencies around the world seeking our technology. Interested investors please contact Kenneth Brown at 415-258-9777 for an investor’s package.
By Ernan Roman, ERDM Corp
Brand authenticity and purpose are high on Panis’ list of priorities, as he explains in this edition of “4 Questions for Digital Innovators.”
1. What is one marketing topic that is most important to you as an innovator?
Brands often approach marketing by creating a lifestyle around the products or services they offer. However, consumers today are privy to what is fabricated and what is the real deal. At Shinola, we have always made it a priority to present our narrative in an extremely transparent fashion. Our process from the beginning gave the community a clear view into everything we are doing here at Shinola.
With Shinola’s mission being predicated on meaningful job creation in the U.S. and the story of the people building these beautiful, high-quality products, we have and continue to be a brand that works daily to share our story through a transparent lens.
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Last Thursday, on a clear and sunny afternoon, the IEC put on a signature event called “The Creative Process”, hosted by Artist Larry Armstrong, CEO of Ware Malcomb. The venue, Armstrong’s magnificent ocean view estate in San Clemente which he designed himself! Photo gallery here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x6lkq6m0vvw3apf/AABZHSvb2bSGina6HWOwTKdna?dl=0
As the cool, crisp, ocean breeze hit our event, we engaged top thought-leaders on discussions that ranged from the United States Armed Forces to Ai driven, Machine Learning platforms powered by Microsoft.
One of the stand-out topics of the evening was on “the value of art”. Some can say a painting is worth $4, while others might argue its value at $4,000,000. His work, both in Art and Architecture, is an ongoing exploration of the concept of Layers. He has always been aware of, and fascinated by Layers in the Natural and Built Environment. Layers in Space and Time. Layers in Intellect, in Emotion. Synthesis and Interpenetration of Form, of Solid and Void, of Chaos and Order, of Simplicity and Complexity.
More on Armstrong here: http://lraart.com/
Armstrong’s work spans the most complex commercial constructions sites in the world, to a small white, 2’ canvas, splattered in oils, that depict modernism in its most colorful form. Please take a moment to view his fascinating design of the Post-911 war memorial he’s designed for Welcome Home Troops non-profit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YmOvNU6W7k&feature=youtu.be
Additional speakers included:
- Lisa Grossman, Prosecutor, Orange County District Attorney’s office, GRIP (Gang Prevention) Program
- Lisa Sparks Ph.D, Chapman University, the OC Education Revolution
- Dr. Gregory Daddis, Author, the Impact of our Military
- Carson Kropfl, Shark Tank / Branson update
- Peter Lopez, Senior Program Manager, World Wide Azure Specialized Compute, Microsoft
- Bill Eldien, CEO, Ketel One Vodka, Nolet tasting experience
Thank you for those who attended the excitement, energy and experience!
For more information on joining the IEC, please inquire within.
Last Tuesday, on a beautiful winter evening in Atherton, the IEC hosted a world-class experience at the sprawling estate of IEC Board Member and Mavatar CEO, Susan Akbarpour. The theme of the engagement was “From IPOs to ICOs – Lessons Learned and Market Insights from Bay Area Tech CEOs”.
View entire photo gallery here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y4tcdodvgsrhk57/AABUBWIr7BtiUO79kALuY6Zba?dl=0
Last night’s facilitators and program included:
- Susan Akbarpour, CEO, Mavatar, From ICOs to IPOs
- Faraj Aalaei, CEO, Aquantia – about Aquantia, the IPO process, future of the Internet – autonomous driving
- Victor Cho, CEO, Evite – the power of face to face – 20th year celebration – millions of dollars in charitable giving through Evite
- Yasamin Bahadorzadeh, CEO, Kiyasa – hospitality personalized
- Phil Murphy, CEO, GNU Group – wayfinding innovations
- Shayan Zadeh, Zoosk Founder/ Former CEO, Trustrooth Founder Mavatar Executive Chairman – blockchain ecosystems
- Kevin Akeroyd, CEO, Cision, Earned Media is the New Black – “Earned Media is the new Black”, going public, IPO process
- Dan McClory – Prince of Italy / Savoy Montage Beverly Hills event
- Dan De Polo, President, Darioush Winery – history and culture of the showcased wines
This boutique leadership event featured some of our nation’s most vibrant business leaders who got to network and experience some of the most delicious and well prepared Persian food. Initial investors in Facebook, LinkedIn and the CEO of Swarm were a few of the coveted guests in attendance. Honored to also have Ali Partovi, Tech investor, advisor, and mentor who has backed numerous startups including Airbnb, Convoy, Dropbox, Facebook, Uber, Zappos and Co-founder of Code.org.
A special thank you goes to Susan Akbarpour for her invaluable contributions, hosting of our event and sponsoring the food & beverage. Thank you also to Kurt Belcher, CEO of STAjets for sponsoring our jet travel from Southern California.
For more information on IEC membership, please inquire within or visit: www.iecnetwork.org
Written by Gerald Baldino, Customerzone360
Last month, Amazon introduced a new experiment that could potentially disrupt the global retail landscape.
On Feb. 22, the ecommerce giant — which alone generated about 4 percent of all U.S. retail sales in 2017 — opened its first brick and mortar convenience store in Seattle. The 1,800 sq. ft store, Amazon Go, is unique in that it has no cashiers or checkout lines. It’s a completely connected facility that uses sensors and cameras to monitor customers and bill them for transactions.
You may recall Panasonic’s robotic checkout system, which scans and bags groceries. Amazon Go is a major advancement, as customers don’t even need to scan items or even take out a phone. The store’s sensors communicate with the Amazon Go app, and automatically charge customers when they leave the store.
Regardless of how Amazon Go pans out, it clearly raises the bar in the brick and mortar retail industry. The industry is becoming increasingly automated, connected and consumer-centric. Amazon has introduced a new shopping method that is completely seamless for consumers, and you can bet that other retailers are taking notice. Expect a trickle down effect to happen, as competitors look to streamline their own operations and shorten the path to purchase for consumers.
The good news is that recent advancements in the platform as a service industry make it easier for brick and mortar retailers to get started. One company that is making waves in this space, for instance, is Mavatar which offers a platform that simplifies and shortens the path to purchase for consumers. The product, mCart, allows customers to create personal carts and fill them with products from a variety of locations. Using mCart, customers can even share their products or pay for them from a centralized location.
The key takeaway here is that the industry is changing, and retailers would be well-advised to start seeking new methods of connecting with consumers and streamlining the shopping experience. This trend will only accelerate in the coming months.