Will Scully-Power

The CMO & CIO Partnership in 2015
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Black Box Flight Data Recorder Inventor, David Warren dies, aged 85
July 22, 2010, 6:39 am
Filed under: Data, Technology | Tags: ,

David Warren, inventor of the black box flight recorder, in the cockpit of a Boeing 747

The Australian inventor of the black box flight data recorder, David Warren, has died aged 85.

Dr Warren, who died on Monday at a Melbourne nursing home, was involved in investigating the crash in 1953 of the world’s first commercial jet airliner, the Comet, as it was en route to Australia.

The challenge of determining the causes of the accident led him to the idea of a recording device that could withstand a crash where there were no survivors and no witnesses.

More: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/black-box-inventor-david-warren-dies-20100722-10loz.html

Behavioural data company raises $6million in Series A funding
May 11, 2010, 12:57 am
Filed under: Behavioural Targeting, Datarati, Technology | Tags: ,

Data is the lifeblood of the Web, but when it comes to advertising some of the most valuable data ends up all over the place. New York City startup Demdex captures behavioral data on behalf of Websites and advertisers and stores it in a “behavioral data bank.”

The 14-employee company just raised $6 million in a series A financing, led by Shasta Ventures. Seed round investors First Round Capital and Genacast Ventures also participated, bringing the total capital raised by the startup so far to $7.5 million.

More: http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/10/demdex-6-million

Google invests in predictive analytics company

Google has invested in a startup company that claims to be able to predict the future.

The company’s investment arm, Google Ventures, has sunk an undisclosed sum into Recorded Future, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup that “offers customers new ways to analyze the past, present and the predicted future,” according to a new Google VenturesWeb site that went live on Monday.

Recorded Future’s own Web site doesn’t list any products for sale, but the company appears to have developed a data analytics technology that could be used to try to predict future stock market events or even terrorist activity, according to blog posts and videos on its site. The technology looks at how frequently an entity or event is referred to in the news and around the Web over a period of time, then uses that data to project how it might behave in the future.

More: http://www.nytimes.com/external/idg/2010/05/03/03idg-google-invests-in-firm-that-tries-to-predict-the-fut-33218.html

Cloudforce comes to Sydney & Melbourne

Last November, more than 18,000 people gathered in San Francisco for Dreamforce 2009, the cloud computing event of the year.

This year, Jim Steele, President, Worldwide Sales and Chief Customer Officer and the salesforce.com team will bring the best of Dreamforce to Australia for a thought leadership keynote on Cloud 2: The Future of Enterprise Computing in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Cloudforce 2 Australia is your opportunity to meet the salesforce.com executive team, to network with customers and partners, and to learn first-hand how businesses and executives across Australia and New Zealand are taking advantage of the cloud to deliver the business applications that they need in record time, with breakthrough results.

Datarati will be sponsoring this event in both Sydney & Melbourne. Be sure to come and see us demo the world’s fastest growing Marketing Automation database; Marketo.

Register Now: http://cli.gs/t2MeRJ

Saatchi & Saatchi testing ‘Chatter’
April 12, 2010, 11:01 am
Filed under: #mktgcloud, Actionable Insights, CRM, Datarati, Technology | Tags: ,

Saatchi & Saatchi are beta testing Salesforce.com’s new ‘Chatter’ application.

We are beta testing it here internally at Datarati as well.

“Saatchi & Saatchi is beta-testing Chatter and we love it,” said Brand DuBose, management director, Saatchi & Saatchi.

“Chatter revolutionises the way our geographically dispersed teams can collaborate and boost productivity from anywhere. With Chatter, our people can change the game by sharing critical information, insights, and best practices to ensure that our biggest ideas and best work are implemented in real-time.”

Attention agency world!! – Suggest you look at Chatter and use it as a competitive advantage.

More: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Salesforcecom-Expands-Chatter-prnews-3981956274.html?x=0&.v=1

& for more on ‘Chatter’ in the Marketing industry check out: http://www.mktgcloud.com

Guest speaking ADMA’s Direct Marketing Certificate Course

Tonight and tomorrow night I will be speaking at the Australian Direct Marketing Association’s (ADMA) Direct Marketing Course on the topic of ‘Marketing Automation’.

Topics covered will include:

– The marketing & sales divide

– The leaky funnel

– What is marketing automation?

– How does a marketing automation database (MAD) work?

– What does a marketing automation database do?

– Lead Generation, Scoring, Nurturing

– Website Tracking

– Email Marketing

– Landing Page Optimisation

– Marketing Asset Management

– Progressive Profiling

– CRM Database Integration

– Incoming lead processing

– Stay in Touch campaigns

– Mapping content to buyer stages and roles

– Accelerator campaigns

– Lead lifecycle campaigns

– ROI of lead nurturing

Don’t miss the ADMA Forum this year where I will also be presenting: www.admaforum.com.au

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