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#SMACtalk 80: The Failures and Successes of Enterprise Software with Pega CEO Alan Trefler

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In this week’s episode of SMACtalk, hosts Brian Fanzo and Daniel Newman had the opportunity to speak with Pega CEO, Alan Trefler. Known for his “Pull no punches” approach to business, Alan makes for the perfect “SMAC” guest because he’s going to take questions head on and leave the audience wanting more. At Pegaworld, we found out that Mr. Trefler isn’t only the CEO at Pega, he is also a chess master …

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How Digital Transformation Impacts Everything about Your Business

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Have a smartphone attached to you at all times? Use cloud applications on a daily basis? Technology has certainly affected our personal lives, but it’s also changed the way we do business. Even if you haven’t heard the term ‘digital transformation’ yet, odds are you’ve got at least a couple of initiatives already in the works that would fall under …

4 Questions To Ask Before Implementing a Big Data Strategy

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Data streams are constantly flowing from the technology we use in our daily life. Phones, televisions, computers, credit cards and even sensor-equipped buildings are all contributing to the data stream. And all this data is not only growing in volume, but it’s growing at a monstrous speed, doubling in size every two years. It is predicted that the data we …

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The Role of Company Culture in Technology Integration Success! #SMACtalk Ep 28

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Brian and Dan attempt to change the current technology discussion from what’s the best technology solutions available to, what technology is my company using today and what solutions best fit in my company culture.  The goal for businesses embracing technology must be around implementing the best tools and solutions to empower our employees to be most productive when solving business …

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Mobile’s Impact on “Human to Human” Communication w/ @BryanKramer #SMACtalk Ep 27

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Brian and Dan welcome special guest co-host Bryan Kramer, CEO of PureMatter Social Agency and author of “Human to Human: #H2H” as they discuss the mobile impact on the concept of “Human to Human” in business relationships and social marketing. Listen to SMACtalk on iTunes here! In this episode, Brian and Daniel along with guest co-host Bryan Kramer get into …

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When Big Data Causes Big Problems #SMACtalk Ep 26

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We all know that Big Data is a hot topic. As businesses and consumers we are constantly witnessing how data can be used to better understand our customers, our operations and of course our own buying behavior.  However, big data in all of its glory isn’t always so perfect. What happens when we let data become a mere support structure …

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Live from #SXSW: How Social Intelligence Empowers Digital Business Decisions! #SMACtalk Ep 23

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Brian Hosts Solo from SXSW as Daniel is on the road doing a keynote presentation. Joining Brian live from SXSW is Eric Swayne who is the VP of Product & Marketing at MutualMind, Co-Founder of DrawAttention. The underlying theme of SXSW other than Meerkat was without question was the role data plays in businesses today that are focused on creating …

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There is No SMAC Talk in the Shark Tank!

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In the most recent episode of SMACtalk Live, Brian is reporting live from the IBM Interconnect event, while Daniel points out he isn’t sure if the lost voice was a result of the hard work or the Aerosmith concert.  Along with some great insights from the event on cloud and mobile, Brian had the opportunity to watch from the front …