Tags: AI

BenevolentAI acquires new drug development lab

Private AI company, BenevolentAI, has acquired a UK state-of-the-art drug discovery and development facility. The facility is located on the Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge. AstraZeneca, Medimmune, One Nucleus and RxCelerate are all backers of the campus. In January 2018 Babraham Research Campus announced a new bio-incubator and life science accelerator programme. This has already begun…

Business Leader interview – Frederic Laluyaux CEO of Aera Technology

Frederic Laluyaux is the President and CEO of Aera Technology. He joined the company in January 2017 after leading Anaplan Inc as CEO. He has also held senior management positions at SAP. In the early 1990’s he founded Transcribe Technologies. In some ways his career has now come full circle working at another start-up. Born…

Bhusri refinances Workday Ventures and reshuffles leadership

Workday has announced a $250 million fund for Workday Ventures. In a second related announcement it has also unveiled some senior leadership moves. Significantly, this is not about bringing in external resources but of promoting those already in place. New look Workday Ventures Workday Ventures was first launched in 2015 with investments into four firms:…

Ultimate sees focus pay off in solid results

Ultimate Software Group (NASDAQ:ULTI) has turned In a stronger than expected set of Q4 2017 results. Recurring revenues for the year ended on $802.3 million, a 23% increase and total revenues were up 20% to $940.7 million. Non-GAAP net income for 2017 was $118.1 million (or $3.84 per diluted share), up from $96.2 million in…

Infor delivers intelligent automated order management?

Infor has announced the launch of Infor Networked Order Management (INOM). The new solution aims to improve the order management process through the integration of several of Infor’s products. It leverages the Infor GT Nexus network, integrating it with some Infor retail products for the first time. This is a path that Infor has been…

Is AI a silver bullet for cybersecurity?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is beginning to move from a nascent technology into one that is beginning to have an impact on our lives. We already have examples such as shopping bots and voice technologies that answer our questions, order goods and help run our daily lives. Cybersecurity vendors would have us believe that they are…

IBM and Salesforce bring AI to Quip and service desks

IBM and Salesforce continue to strengthen their ties. Last May the two formed a strategic announcement around their AI capabilities, Einstein and Watson. In a joint announcement they have announced further proposed integrations between IBM Cloud, Watson Services, Salesforce Quip and Service Cloud Einstein. Salesforce has also announced IBM as a preferred cloud services provider.…

Workday acquires SkipFlag

In a short blog post by Joe Korngiebel, CTO, Workday the company announced the acquisition of SkipFlag. Korngiebel described SkipFlag as: “a disruptor in the enterprise knowledge management space! SkipFlag uses deep learning to help people make sense of mountains of data across multiple applications used by today’s workforce.” SkipFlag was founded by Peter Skomoroch…

Extending unified commerce across the chasm

Salesforce has announced several improvements to its retail portfolio at the NRF Big Show. The announcements are mainly targeted at extending the breadth of the unified commerce capabilities within Salesforce. They integrate Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud and Commerce Cloud with third party software. The company has also increased the integration between the products they will…

Apttus unveil third leg of IBM plan

In a somewhat belated announcement Apttus has revealed that IBM ventures was one of the unlisted investors in its Series E funding in September. Enterprise Times spoke to Raj Verma, COO Apttus about the news. He did not reveal the level of investment that IBM made last year. However He commented: “We have a three…