200 #CX #Influencers to follow to kickstart #2021

Customer Experience and digital marketing are still highly dynamic spaces. Keeping up to date is paramount to keep up the pace. Engati collected the most influential people on LinkedIn and Twitter you should follow to shape your filterbubble for 2021.

Top 200 Influencers from customer experience, digital transformation, marketing automation, and technology domain to follow and learn from, in the year 2021.

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Robotic process automation is booming

It’s not only UiPath’s IPO. The company has been a hot candidate in the industry for a while now and enterprise software vendors have tried to jump on board the train. The IPO makes the success measurable.

Robotic process automation platform UiPath added its name to the list of companies pursuing public-market offerings this morning with the release of its S-1 filing . The document details a quickly growing software company with sharply improving profitability performance.

Source: UiPath’s IPO filing suggests robotic process automation is booming – TechCrunch

Microsoft reportedly wants to buy Discord for more than $10B

BAM: After Salesforce bought Slack in a monster $27B mega-deal only in December of past year, today news have that Microsoft reportedly wants to buy Discord for more than $10B. The market for cooperation and chat solutions is in heavy motion. The Discord solution will compete with Microsoft’s home grown Teams to some extent.

Satya Nadella

Microsoft is out for shopping again and this time it wants to buy Discord, the communication platform for gamers. This morning, Bloomberg reported that the tech giant wants to acquire the app for more than $10 billion — a hefty sum. In December, Discord raised $100 million at a $7 billion valuation, so it wouldn’t be surprising […]

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Source: The Next Web

Tinuiti snaps up Amazon specialists Ortega

Dive Brief: Tinuiti, a performance marketing agency, acquired Amazon specialist shop Ortega Group, according to a news release . Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2013, Ortega is staffed with former Amazon employees — the two companies share a hometown of Seattle — and works with clients including Gerber, Grande Cosmetics, Nulo Pet Food and Pantone.

Source: Tinuiti snaps up Amazon specialists Ortega to meet brands’ e-commerce needs

German AI-Startup Landscape 2021

The start-up ecosystem with AI founders is buzzing and it’s difficult to keep an overview. The Initiative for Applied Artificial Intelligence has a comprehensive overview.

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The 278 most promising German AI startups working across enterprise functions, enterprise intelligence, technology type and industries.

Source: German AI-Startup Landscape: 2021 – appliedAI