WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lane Mendelsohn, President of VantagePoint Software, the first company in the world to bring artificial intelligence (AI) forecasting capabilities to the retail investor, was invited to appear on Live It Up with Donna Drake to share how traders are building wealth with his AI software.

Donna eagerly invited President and second-generation software developer of VantagePoint, Lane Mendelsohn, to share how his software has helped thousands of traders around the world achieve financial freedom, and how his company is making a huge impact in the community.  

In the interview, Mr. Mendelsohn discusses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how his company, VantagePoint, the first to bring AI technology to retail investors back in 1991, is using the power of AI to empower traders and investors daily by providing them with a tool that allows them to make confident trading decisions and increase their profit potential. The capabilities they have developed have helped traders from all backgrounds achieve financial freedom, even while the markets are down.

With the constant volatility of the stock market, VantagePoint gives traders a way to feel confident despite the market uncertainty and helps them to ultimately achieve their financial goals. Mendelsohn said, “Our whole business is built on helping people to feel more empowered and achieve the goals that they have for themselves and for their families.”

In addition to the success VantagePoint software brings to traders around the globe, the family-owned company makes a positive impact in the community by donating a percentage of all its software sales to local communities such as Shriners Hospitals for Children. Since 2007, the company has contributed nearly $630,000 back into the community.

A free demo is available at https://www.vantagepointsoftware.com/demo/  or by calling 800-732-5407.

About Market Technologies

Headquartered in Wesley Chapel, Fla., Market Technologies, creators of VantagePoint Software, is a leader in trading software research and software development. VantagePoint forecasts Stocks, Futures, Forex, and ETFs with proven accuracy of up to 86%. Using artificial intelligence, VantagePoint’s patented Neural Network processes predicts changes in market trend direction up to three days in advance, enabling traders to get in and out of trades at optimal times with confidence.

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SAN JOSE, Calif., July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced that Molly Presley, vice president of product management and global marketing, will speak at the 2018 SVG Sports Content Management and Storage Forum in New York City. Presley will join a panel discussion on hierarchical storage and disaster recovery, and how sports-media organizations can balance the need to protect their valuable archives while remaining fiscally responsible for rarely-used content. The panel will explore how to balance cold versus accessed storage and effectively manage SSD, spinning disc, cloud, Glacier, and tape-based resources.

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Title: Storage Tiering and DR Strategy: Smartly Preparing Your Content for the Future
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Location: The Westin New York at Times Square

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“Whether implementing AI into a video workflow, meeting increasingly tight deadlines, or producing higher-resolution content in multiple formats, the demands being placed on modern sports production are considerable,” Presley noted. “High-performance workflow storage is available to help manage these substantial challenges by accelerating content delivery and greatly reducing time spent accessing valuable assets – all within a cost-effective, multi-tier solution.”

SVG Sports Content and Management Storage Forum
SVG’s 12th-annual Sports Content Management & Storage Forum will feature media-asset–management (MAM) leaders from major broadcasters, leagues, teams, OTT outlets, and vendors offering first-hand perspectives and behind-the-curtain looks at their respective workflows. In addition to addressing the latest MAM and storage technology, this year’s expanded program will feature a Cybersecurity and Content Protection Workshop to provide attendees with insight into how to better protect their facilities and prevent online piracy.

Further information about the conference is available at https://www.sportsvideo.org/event/2018-sports-content-management-storage-forum/.

About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection. The company’s StorNext platform powers modern high-performance workflows, enabling seamless, real-time collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for future use and re-monetization. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding content workflow needs, including top studios, major broadcasters and cutting-edge content creators. With Quantum, customers have the end-to-end storage platform they need to manage assets from ingest through finishing and into delivery and long-term preservation. See how at https://www.quantum.com/customerstories.

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SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Analytics Ventures, a venture studio fund dedicated to creating and building companies that harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI), today announced the official formation of its Advisory Board, anchored by Turtle Beach CEO, Juergen Stark, as principal advisor. The team of highly qualified, diversified and talented advisors—with specialized backgrounds across industries, academia, and research and development—will advise the fund in forming and fostering game-changing AI startups.

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Stark is joined by Stephen Gold, chief technology and digital operations officer for Hudson’s Bay Company; Ilkay Altintas, chief data science officer at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, and founder and director for the Workflows for Data Science Center of Excellence; Larry Hershfield, chairman of the Board of Hawaiian Airlines and CEO of Ranch Capital; Dr. Olga Kubassova, CEO of Image Analysis Group; Dr. Anastassia Lauterbach, leading author of “The Artificial Intelligence Imperative. A Practical Roadmap for Business,” and technology entrepreneur and strategist; Dr. Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos, president and CEO of IRRAS AB, managing general partner at Cerus DMCC, and biotech serial entrepreneur and investor; Stath Karras, executive director at Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate at the University of San Diego; Dr. Dennis Sarabi MD, PhD, FACC, general and preventive cardiovascular medicine and advanced cardiac imaging, former director of advanced cardiac imaging at Albert Einstein medical center and Hoag Memorial Presbyterian hospitals; and Jean-Pierre Millon, director at CVS Health.

“Through Analytics Ventures’ front-to-end venture studio model, we’ve demonstrated success at building ventures with AI at the core—starting with ideas, and moving all the way through to formation and market validation,” said Navid Alipour, managing partner, Analytics Ventures. “Backed by our dynamic leadership team, domain experts and insights derived from our own AI lab, we’re already well-positioned for success and longevity. The official formation of our Advisory Board is the last critical piece, as it reinforces our mission to be the leading AI-based venture fund. We’re confident that this carefully-chosen team of executives and experts will help us bring our proven execution framework and innovative AI solutions to businesses everywhere.”

Analytics Ventures forms companies across industries, all of which use AI as a core technology and differentiator. Most recently, the venture studio launched Dynam.AI, a new brand focused on helping organizations of any size, stage or industry maximize the AI opportunity and transform their data into a valuable business asset. Dynam.AI taps superior AI algorithms using time series data to create AI models tailored to customers’ business needs, delivering those models to customers via APIs that integrate seamlessly with standard business processes and tools. Analytics Ventures’ newly formed Advisory Board will play a significant role in the continued creation of such unique and pioneering AI companies, regardless of industry or application.

“A technologist through and through, I’ve always had a deep interest in AI, even before it was cool—reading everything I could find on how the brain works since I was young,” commented Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach and now advisor to Analytics Ventures. “AI is arguably the most exciting area of technology advancement and I believe it will fundamentally impact nearly every business and every aspect of our lives over time. I welcome the opportunity to bring my diverse background—starting, building, and operating technology-based businesses to Analytics Ventures and its portfolio companies.”

“In today’s digital economy, emerging technologies have the ability to deliver a powerful competitive advantage. AI is a perfect example, providing transformative benefits that allow businesses to perform better, to know their customers better, and to adapt to changing market conditions better,” said Stephen Gold, chief technology and digital operations officer for Hudson’s Bay Company. “As an appointed member to Analytics Ventures’ Advisory Board, I look forward to providing guidance to new ventures to maximize their success in the AI marketplace.”

To learn more about Analytics Ventures, including its Advisory Board, please visit https://www.analytics-ventures.com/. Investors or domain experts interested in becoming a part of the Analytics Ventures legacy are encouraged to reach out via our contact page.

About Analytics Ventures
Analytics Ventures is a global venture studio fund providing a front-to-end infrastructure to ideate, plan, form, launch, fund and validate brand new ventures in artificial intelligence (AI). Its proven and repeatable venture formation process delivers higher reliability for launch and eventual venture success and takes ventures from formation to product launch in six-months on average. Analytics Ventures provides a one-stop formation environment complete with funding, technology, back-office, and operations support, all in-house. The firm has its own AI lab, data scientists, and development team consisting of leading AI experts, and a large network of corporate and academic partnerships and later stage venture funds to help inform and enhance the journey of each of the ventures it incepts. To learn more about Analytics Ventures, visit www.analytics-ventures.com.


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AUSTIN, Texas, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — BASIS announces the release of BASIS 2.0, the latest innovation in project planning. Powered by an AI-based planning assistant and Knowledge Library, BASIS captures, retains, and reuses critical project knowledge during the planning process. This solves the long-standing challenge of leveraging historical information and standards to drive the creation of more realistic and achievable plans. The BASIS Artificial Intelligence engine proactively makes suggestions to planners as they build a plan, guiding them as to what scope, activities, duration, cost, sequence, and risks should be included in the plan. The release of BASIS 2.0 improves the quality and relevance of suggestions by assigning context to stored knowledge and continually learning from user interaction. Identifying attributes such as project type, complexity, geographic location, etc., enables BASIS to understand the scope of the project and utilize this information when assisting the planner.

“Our vision for BASIS was to provide a tool that makes planning better by delivering a realistic plan, faster. In BASIS 2.0 we have focused very heavily on making the Artificial Intelligence engine smarter and the capture of team expertise easier, so we can quickly produce a plan that is driven by our historical project experiences and reflects the feedback and expertise of the teams performing the work.” – Dr. Dan Patterson, BASIS CEO & Co-Founder

In addition to enhanced AI, BASIS 2.0 offers a simplified markup process to capture the expertise of project teams (Human Intelligence). An easy-to-use markup scorecard allows the planner to quickly gain consensus from team members in the field. Risk and uncertainty are captured in the markup process and can be integrated into Risk Analysis tools, ensuring confidence in the inputs required for risk modeling.

The BASIS team has revolutionized the science of planning over the past two decades, founding innovative organizations such as Pertmaster (now part of Oracle’s Primavera offering) and Acumen (now part of the Deltek PPM offering). BASIS was built on the premise that a plan reflective of an organization’s history and expertise is a more realistic and achievable plan. The more realistic the plan, the higher the chance of project success.

Current customers and those interested in the latest update to BASIS can get a first-hand look at the new features in a short video walkthrough or register for a free trial of BASIS 2.0.

BASIS is your AI-based planning assistant and hub for project knowledge. BASIS produces a realistic plan calibrated with historical knowledge and standards and validated by experts in the field. BASIS – Knowledge-Driven Planning. Learn more at basisplanning.com.



PUNE, India, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ —

The report “Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Construction Industry By Technology (Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning and Deep Learning) By Stage (Pre-Construction, Construction Stage and Post-Construction) By Component (Solutions and Services) By Application (Project Management, Risk Management, Field Management, Supply Chain Management and Schedule Management) By Deployment Type (On-Premises and Cloud) – Global Forecast to 2025″, issued by Crystal Market Research, the market has encountered substantial development I the recent years and is anticipated to grow significantly over the forecast period.

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By Technology Machine Learning and Deep Learning Segment Is Expected To Have the Larger Market Size 

In terms of technologies, the machine learning and deep learning portion is anticipated to have the bigger market estimate. Because of the developing need to examine dark information and automate business operations, the usage of machine learning and deep learning advancements has expanded development in the construction business.

Major Leading Players: 

The entrenched players in the market are Oracle Corporation, eSUB Construction Software, AURORA COMPUTER SERVICES LIMITED, IBM, Building SP, SAP SE, Alice Technologies and Microsoft Corporation. The main objective of these players is to focus on new product development and their presence in the market.

In Terms Of Applications the Project Management Segment Is Foreseen To Be Leading Segment 

The AI in construction market has additionally been fragmented based on applications. The project management section is anticipated to have the biggest market estimate. This application is the principal most imperative stage of planning a construction venture. It includes managing the designing stage, drafting of the proposal, and archiving loans, funds, and other small details that are identified with the project.

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The Cloud Deployment Type Segment Is Most Preferred Among Deployment Type 

Based on deployment types, the cloud deployment type is anticipated to develop at a higher CAGR amid the gauge time frame. This deployment type is cost-effective and convenient for use in applications. It provides several advantages, such as less cost of operation and maintenance, lesser complications, and enhanced scalability.

North America is anticipated to have the biggest market estimate in the AI in Construction Market

The North American region has been ahead in technological implementation and is a center point for several propelled construction organizations. Furthermore, construction companies in the North American region have invested substantially in the market, and several vendors have developed to cater to the rapidly developing market.

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We utilize both essential and in addition optional research for our market overviews, gauges and for creating estimate. Our research process commence by analyzing the problem which enable us to design the scope for our research study. Our research process is uniquely designed with enough flexibility to adjust according to changing nature of products and markets, while retaining core element to ensure reliability and accuracy in research findings. We understand both macro and micro-economic factors to evaluate and forecast different market segments.

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Crystal Market Research is a market research and business intelligence company. Crystal offers one stop solution for market research, business intelligence, and consulting services to help clients make more informed decisions. It provides both syndicated as well as customized research studies for its customers spread across the globe. The company offers market intelligence reports across a broad range of industries including healthcare, chemicals & materials, technology, automotive, and energy.

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ST. LOUIS, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Consumers lack a full understanding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and are looking to businesses, government and academia for education, according to a FleishmanHillard report released today. The report highlights that 61% of all those surveyed believe the responsibility for educating the public about AI should be shared.

The report, Artificial Intelligence & Communications, The Fads. The Fears. The Future., surveyed consumers across the United States and the United Kingdom about their current sentiment on AI. It also asked a panel of 25 global experts in the AI field to provide their perspectives on the key areas where AI is impacting our world. The result is a snapshot of the public’s attitudes on AI that analyzes common fears and opportunities, providing organizations with insights into how their audiences want them to engage going forward.

“The universal takeaway is that if the technology industry is to build public trust, we need to address the AI knowledge gap fast,” said Sophie Scott, global managing director of FleishmanHillard’s technology sector group. “We need to reassure both businesses and consumers that AI is not about remote science-fiction style gadgets in 2050. It’s about tools – now and today – that can drive productivity, boost profitability and, done correctly, help everyone live better lives.”

AI momentum is just starting to build, yet more than half of global consumers (56%) already say that it needs more regulation and restrictions. However, with proper education, these concerns may be tempered. The study found a strong appetite for further knowledge, with 53% of respondents saying they believe that education about the role of AI in society needs to improve.

“The study found that regardless of age group, consumers are looking to a combination of stakeholders from business, government and academia to help educate the public,” Scott said. “It’s not enough to build the AI system, product or solution. We need to take an active role in helping consumers understand what AI is, how it works and its implications.”

Select insights from the report include:

Positivity around AI’s potential
Nearly half (45%) of respondents either agree, or strongly agree, that the positive aspects of AI outweigh the negatives, with 49% agreeing that AI is an exciting and exhilarating topic, and that automation will change our lives and jobs for the better.

AI has yet to deliver on expectations
The public is less certain about whether AI is currently impacting our working lives. While 49% of those surveyed agree that AI and automation will change the way we work for the better, only 31% feel that they had already seen the benefits; 40% had not seen a difference. When asked to select which sectors will be most disrupted by AI over the next five years, respondents picked communications (81%), healthcare services (74%), consumer and at-home technology (72%) and social media and networking (61%). Financial services and professional services came fifth and sixth respectively, while food and agriculture was ranked as the least likely to be impacted by AI.

AI is everywhere – if you’re under 45
A majority of respondents in the United States and the UK reported encountering or using AI technologies on at least a monthly basis (59% and 51% respectively). However, of respondents aged 18 to 44, over half reported using AI on a weekly basis, and made up over 80% of those who used AI daily. Less than one third of those aged over 45 reported using AI on a weekly basis.

“While there is some apprehension around AI, our panel was focused on the future and the groundbreaking opportunities the technology will enable – rapid and precise diagnoses in healthcare, better crop yields and stronger cybersecurity, just to name a few,” Scott added.

FleishmanHillard TRUE Global Intelligence developed the research report, which was carried out by Finer Weston Data Analysis. They surveyed 2,000 consumers in the United States and UK online, with responses collected in May 2018.

About FleishmanHillard
FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named Agency of the Year at the 2017 North American Excellence Awards; 2017 ICCO Network of the Year for the Americas and EMEA; PRWeek’s Best Places to Work 2017; PR News’ Best Places to Work in PR 2016-2017; Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality for 2018; PR Awards Asia 2017 Greater China Agency of the Year; and NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2018. The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and has more than 80 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.


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LOS ANGELES and SALT LAKE CITY, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Teachur and Aigo.ai announced their new strategic partnership today to build the next generation of educational technology and degree programs. By combining the powerful Teachur platform with Aigo’s revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) engine, this partnership promises to radically increase access to high quality education and put hyper-personalized AI assistants in the hands of students everywhere.

Teachur is a full-fledged, state-registered (Utah) university where anyone in the world can earn a full U.S. bachelor’s degree for about $1,000. Teachur boasts a world-wide student body with enrolled students from Canada, Mexico, China, Zambia, and more. Designed around delineating, and verifying mastery of specific learning outcomes, Teachur not only offers more rigorous assessment of mastery than most traditional colleges, it offers a granular structure around which Aigo’s dynamic AI engine can demonstrate its capabilities.

“Right out of the gate, Aigo’s cognitive architecture will help students navigate the Teachur website in a personalized way,” says Aigo CEO, Peter Voss. “Soon, Aigo will be able to conduct assessments and evaluate student responses; and eventually, Aigo will be able to provide instruction tailored to each specific student. With the ability to encode things like standards alignment and quality into coursework as it is published, both students and curriculum creators will instantly benefit. This fundamentally challenges the dynamics, power structures, and opportunities for education.”

Teachur Co-Founder Ben Blair shares, “Teachur’s mission is to make quality education accessible to everyone on earth no matter where they are, how much time they have, or what path they are following. Our platform is built to incentivize and compensate creators and curators of quality instructional resources and grant degrees based on competency rather than time spent in courses. Adding Aigo’s cognitive architecture is the final piece in creating a new educational model where anyone can earn a quality degree for a reasonable price.”

This Teachur – Aigo partnership represents an alternative approach to higher education that is accessible, rigorous – based on democratized curriculum development and verification of mastery – and truly personalized to individual students. It is a dramatic shot across the bow of outdated models of teaching and learning, and a harbinger of exciting possibilities for the future of education.

About Aigo.ai
With its ability to create hyper-personal user experiences, Aigo and its new community will transform the multi-billion Digital Assistant market for both the enterprise and consumers. Aigo.ai is the first *personal* personal assistant that becomes smarter and more personalized as it learns from you and your network (people, devices, apps & other AIs), essentially becoming your ExoCortex. Based on a highly advanced ‘cognitive architecture’ – implementing the ‘Third Wave of AI,’ Aigo will change the way we communicate with each other – and our network of family, friends, and devices. For more information, please visit Aigo.ai.

About Teachur
Teachur is a competency-based, state-registered (Utah) university where anyone in the world can earn a U.S. bachelor’s degree for $1,000. Teachur is mission-driven to make quality education available and accessible to everyone on earth. Teachur’s first degree is a bachelor’s in philosophy, with degrees in Business, Computer Science, and Education coming Fall 2018, and many more thereafter. Teachur dramatically lowers the barriers to entry for experts to contribute to degree programs, and rigorously verifies student mastery. For more information, please visit Teachur.co.

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DURHAM, N.C., July 17, 2018  /PRNewswire/ — Infinia ML announced today that it had been named a Hot Vendor in the field of machine learning by HfS Research. The HfS report notes Infinia’s “mission to link ML development to measurable business impact for its clients”, its “distinguished leadership team”, and its “dedication to research and innovation.” According to HfS, Infinia ML’s “experience, talent, and IP has earned it the HfS Hot Vendor tag.”

The report highlights Infinia ML client projects in contract analysis, pay benchmarking, ultrasound image identification, cancer detection, and more. HfS says its Hot Vendors, chosen via a five-step assessment process, “display truly differentiated offerings and out-of-the-box thinking that can be both inspiring and useful.”

HfS CEO and Chief Analyst Phil Fersht said the decision to name Infinia ML to the group was straightforward. “A lot of companies claim machine learning expertise but struggle to develop their talent in any relevant depth,” he said. “Infinia ML backs up that claim with research credentials, real-world experience, and a record of business impact. The firm brings a fresh, no-nonsense approach to ML development and directs its clients away from conducting mere ‘science experiments,’ refocusing efforts around building business value—growing revenues and driving down costs.”

Infinia CEO Robbie Allen celebrated the designation. “We’re thrilled to be recognized as a Hot Vendor by HfS Research,” he said. “We will strive to live up to the honor by helping clients leverage machine learning to redefine what’s possible.”

About Infinia ML

Infinia ML is a team of advanced machine learning experts helping enterprise clients reduce costs, increase efficiency, and achieve breakthroughs. Infinia ML serves industries from manufacturing and healthcare to marketing and human resources. The company’s capabilities include natural language processing, recommendation engines, object detection, 3D image modeling, and anomaly detection. Together, the Infinia ML team has produced 31 patents, 11 books, 7 Ph.D.s, and more than 575 published papers. 

Learn more at InfiniaML.com.

About HfS Research

HfS provides visionary insight into the major innovations impacting business operations: automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital business models and smart analytics. The company focuses on the future of operations across key industries. It influences the strategies of enterprise customers to develop operational backbones to stay competitive and partner with capable services providers, technology suppliers, and third-party advisors.

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DALLAS, July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Cien Inc, a provider of AI-powered sales productivity solutions, today announced the release of its app on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways.

Cien, an AI-First company, helps businesses connect the invisible dots in their sales data to improve the productivity and effectiveness of their sales efforts. The app’s Mentor feature serves personalized recommendations that help sales teams improve their effectiveness. In addition, the Cien Value Chain provides the ability for marketing, prospecting and sales teams to measure the monetary value of their contribution to the overall revenue generation process.

Built on the Salesforce platform, the Cien App is currently available on AppExchange here.


  • “According to Gartner, poor data quality destroys business value, with recent research indicating that the financial impact of bad data on organizations averages nearly $10 million per year. Improving data quality and productivity are two of the most important challenges facing sales organizations in 2018,” says Rob Käll, Cien CEO and Co-founder.
  • “We’re introducing novel concepts such as “Rep Quality”, which is made up of attributes such as product knowledge, work ethic, team mood, closing ability and more,” says Ben Strum, Cien CTO and Co-founder.
  • “We are happy to welcome AI-first apps like Cien onto AppExchange, as they provide customers with the ability to leverage their Salesforce data in exciting new ways,” said Mike Wolff, SVP, ISV Sales, Salesforce. “The exponential growth of AppExchange underscores the enormous opportunity the entire Salesforce ecosystem has in creating cutting-edge solutions and driving success.”

About Salesforce AppExchange

Salesforce AppExchange, the world’s leading enterprise cloud marketplace, empowers companies to sell, service, market and engage in entirely new ways. With more than 5,000 solutions, 5 million customer installs and 70,000 peer reviews, it is the most comprehensive source of cloud, mobile, social, IoT, analytics and artificial intelligence technologies for businesses.

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About Cien

Cien gives sales teams the power of artificial intelligence to increase the productivity and effectiveness of their sales teams. Cien takes into account human and behavioral elements to detect problems, predict outcomes and recommend the shortest path to success. For more information about Cien, visit www.cien.ai.

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MADISON, Wis., July 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Gordon Flesch Company’s brand-new AskGordy application helps solve one of the thorniest problems in document management – how to make the exploding volumes of data buried in corporate Electronic Content Management platforms searchable, accessible, and more useful.

The Gordon Flesch Company, Inc., one of the nation’s leading independent providers of office technology, is proud to announce that its first, home-grown solution to make corporate data more accessible and actionable is now available. With AskGordy, GFC now delivers a solution that will deliver the power of IBM’s Watson, the world’s most mature artificial intelligence platform, and integrate it into any ECM platform. Best of all, AskGordy users can search their data sets using voice commands and have results returned to any platform, whether it is a computer, tablet, or mobile phone.


It is estimated that as much as 85 percent of all data stored in documents is not searchable and is considered “dark data.” AskGordy is the Gordon Flesch Company’s interactive Watson application for bringing dark data to light from any Electronic Content Management (ECM) and document storage repository. The application brings Watson’s Cognitive capabilities to ECM databases and services using Watson Discovery, Knowledge Studio, and other Watson APIs and addresses the barriers that have stymied others:

  • Support for Multiple Import Sources – Our proprietary front-end ingestion system permits documents from any vendors to be directly processed and indexed.
  • Reduce the need for Subject Matter Experts – By using speech recognition and natural language processing, Gordy can be trained to find information for any user in massive data sets much like Alexa and Google Assistant can do via the Internet.  
  • Scalability and Expansion – the application can process data multiple sources, even if data is expanding at high volumes.

AskGordy is the first and only cognitive system that is platform agnostic and is accessible to all users, regardless of sophistication. Each query trains the system to become smarter, thus more responsive and aware of the user’s needs and interests.  In short, the system gets smarter and more powerful with each use. “We’ve been hearing from our customers that they are spending a lot of money on advanced ECM technology, but were frustrated by the fact that they were not able to get the full value of their proprietary data,” says Jeff Dotzler, Vice President of GFConsulting Group. “We were unable to find a cost effective and powerful tool to help solve that crisis, so we partnered with IBM and built it ourselves.”

The Gordon Flesch Company is thrilled to have been able to leverage the power of the Watson platform to make AskGordy possible. While some ECM vendors have promised to bring artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive learning systems to their platforms, none of these systems have the depth of research behind them as found in Watson, and all of them are limited to searching documents found within their own ecosystem.

The GFConsulting group can assess the complexity of any ECM system and develop a custom integration plan to fit any organization’s needs or budget and the AskGordy interface can be customized and branded for any organization. More information on AskGordy can be found here: www.askgordy.com

About The Gordon Flesch Company
The Gordon Flesch Company is one of the largest independent providers of office technology solutions in the nation. Family-owned since 1956, the Gordon Flesch Company employs more than 600 people throughout 26 offices in the Midwest, with their corporate office in Madison, Wisconsin. They deliver unique business process expertise to solve challenging problems and achieve organizational goals. This includes integrating industry-leading software and hardware to build custom solutions that are supported by technical expertise, customer service and flexible, in-house financial services. Follow us on Twitter at @GordonFlesch.

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