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Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce back Tact.ai to take the friction out of sales This article is sponsored by:

Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce all invest in Tact.ai, a conversational computing startup whose voice-driven intelligent workflow automation takes the friction out of sales

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Talend CEO - IT must get unstuck from a legacy cycle to turn data into a business asset This article is sponsored by:

Talend Connect brought heady conversations about avoiding cloud lock-in and realizing a multi-cloud, serverless potential. But as my conversation with CEO Mike Tuchen shows, it's really about a practical way to fund innovation within IT budgets - and deliver data assets to the business.

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M&S teams up with Microsoft for AI retail gambit This article is sponsored by:

Marks and Spencer is looking to a tech alliance with Microsoft to develop new customer experiences.

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The rise of the Farm-bot - ploughing through the possibilities This article is sponsored by:

A new research report to co-incide with UK Robotics Week digs into the possibilities for robots in agriculture.

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AI meets the City State - what next? This article is sponsored by:

AI has the potential to transform the City State. London Tech Week took its setting as an exemplar of what could happen.

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Salesforce Connections 2018 - inside DoorDash's plans to transform its customer support with AI This article is sponsored by:

For DoorDash, great customer support at high volumes is an absolute must. At Salesforce Connections 2018, I got their tips on migrating to Service Cloud, the impact of a 360 customer view, and what lies immediately ahead: Einstein service bots.

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Aveva makes its Industrial Internet play as Schneider Electric integration gets underway This article is sponsored by:

Aveva’s merger with the software arm of Schneider Electric opens up many opportunities in a digitally-disrupting Industrial sector.

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Tibco’s Scribe buy - does the eco-system matter more than the tech? This article is sponsored by:

There’s a big opportunity coming up for VARs, but maybe not in their current form. Step aside for the rise of the CEVAR!

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Hotels.com goes all-in on AWS to power decisions with machine learning This article is sponsored by:

Expedia has gone all-in on AWS which means business unit Hotels.com can power more of its decision making using Spark and TensorFlow for machine learning

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Brexit Britain picks up $2.5 billion boost from Salesforce This article is sponsored by:

A $2.5 billion five year investment plan in the UK economy - some good news out of London Tech Week.

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The Surveillance State has arrived. We are all Winston Smith now This article is sponsored by:

Drones, AI, CCTV and more are impacting our lives. Do we truly understand what's going on and the risks involved? Are we, as a society, ready to allow what seems sensible to become a powerful instrument of state control? We urgently need an ethical debate.

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Sapphire Now 2018 - How the Queensland Treasury is using SAP Leonardo to predict tax delinquency This article is sponsored by:

You might not think of a tax collection office as a hotbed of digital transformation - neither did I. But the story of how Queensland Treasury is using SAP predictive analytics to spark their client-focused culture turned into a Sapphire Now 2018 standout.

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BT hangs up on CEO Patterson This article is sponsored by:

Gavin Patterson is finally on the way out the door at BT. Is there a chance for the provider to redeem itself?

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