San Francisco-based Beckie Wood joined us for our first Virtual Scaletech AI Product event on May 20. Beckie spent 12 years at music streaming pioneer Pandora, before that she started her career in investment banking and equity research. She joined Pandora when it was a scrappy 60 person company and got to work on early…

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WFH tips from a remote work veteran

It’s a challenging time for everyone as the Covid-19 situation unfolds. Still, it’s also been great to see our community pulling together to help. Practicing social distancing through blanket WFH is one way we can help, and that’s the step we took earlier this month for our staff at Georgian. Of course, not everyone is…

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Turnitin created a new product that can analyze student essays to assess “contract cheating” while maintaining trust with its users by addressing fairness, reliability and explainability. Turnitin works with universities and K-12 institutions to detect plagiarism in essays submitted to their service. Market research and customer interviews showed a new type of cheating was emerging,…

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How Tealium was inspired to differentiate its business by finding new ways to use technology to better serve its customers. In November 2016, Jeff Lunsford found himself in Toronto. As the CEO of San Diego-based Tealium, a company that sells enterprise tag management and marketing software, Lunsford had come for Georgian’s annual conference. Just a…

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How one growth-stage edtech company prioritized security to make its products safer and its business more competitive. When he was first approached to have a talk about security, Mike Silagadze was cautious. As the CEO of Top Hat, a company that sells classroom engagement software and electronic textbooks to colleges and universities, he recognized the…

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How a global leader in environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) software is tapping into customer data to not only create a better product, but also save lives. When Cority, a global leader in environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) software, wanted to raise capital, it was keen to find a partner that offered more…

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How Kinnser Software used applied analytics to develop a new solution that helps keep homecare patients from returning to the hospital. When Kinnser was founded in 2003, it was with the goal of creating software to help improve home health care in the United States. Within a decade, the Austin-based software company had not only…

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Applied research project shows how Bluecore can build high-performing machine learning models on aggregated customer data, while guaranteeing customer privacy. As the leading retail marketing platform specializing in email, New York City-based Bluecore uses data to help companies identify their best customers and keep them for life. It does this by combining customer behavior and…

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