It’s been 20 years since IBM’s supercomputer Deep Blue defeated world chess champion Gary Kasparov, in an historical first victory for artificial intelligence. What was once a futuristic concept in 1997, writes Daniel Surmacz (pictured below), COO, RTB House, has slowly become part of everyday reality. Here, Surmacz explains where the future of artificial intelligence lies.How deep learning turned sci-fi-esque predictive intelligence into reality
Scientists have since made huge steps towards creating a computing system [...]
Asia-Pacific comprise many different countries and markets, resulting in multiple data inputs and a fragmented publisher community. This has made it challenging to gather data and build audience segments relevant for marketers in the region.
In this week’s Q&A, Eyeota’s CEO and co-founder Kevin Tan and Skimlinks’ head of audiences Ed Thomas discuss challenges the industry still face in establishing accurate user profiles and managing misconceived mindsets that audience data should be provided free with inventory buys.
The two ad tech [...]
In a special edition of TraderTalk TV, ExchangeWire speak with Damien Healy, COO, Xaxis EMEA about the growth of data and how it’s used, the rise of artificial intelligence, and how this impacts the changing role of the marketer.
This episode was filmed in Healy’s tech lab, his personal space where, as a self-proclaimed technologist and futurist, he builds drones, experiments with VR, and houses one of the most powerful computers in the country.Marketers as data curators
The discussion between Healy and ExchangeWire’s head [...]
If you’re looking to invest in a data management platform (DMP), it can be a daunting prospect. Available options vary wildly and fundamental to your search is understanding your goals and objectives right from the very start. Alex Sibois (pictured below), managing director APAC of leading independent DMP Lotame, provides ExchangeWire an in-depth look of the questions you need to ask of your business and your potential DMP provider to ensure you choose the right [...]
With brands in Asia-Pacific still getting accustomed to the digital era, the lack of understanding is pushing them towards low-hanging returns that miss the real targets. This gap in digital knowledge is also making it tough for marketers to match performance to business objectives – which, in turn, affects their ability to secure budget to fund their campaigns.
Advertisers need to have the tools to comprehend what is required to better engage with customers in an ‘always-on’ environment, says Wendy Hogan, [...]
ExchangeWire round up some of the biggest stories in the European digital advertising space. In this week’s edition: Viant acquire Adelphic; London startup Superawesome pursue IPO; Pivigo launch data science hub; Adsquare expand to USA; Fyber partner with Line; and Eyeota collaborate with Pacific Data Partners.Adelphic acquired by Viant
Almost a year ago, ad tech company Viant was acquired by Time Inc. Eleven and a half months later, Viant make a takeover of their own: The Time Inc. subsidiary have just announced the acquisition of [...]
Las Vegas’ 2017 Consumer Electronics Show explored the road to driverless mobility. Self-driving technology is promising better use of your time while arriving at your destination safely. One of the show’s highlights was BMW’s advanced i Vision Future Technology, featuring added sensors that recognise hand gestures. It is marketing/advertising technologies’ vision to understand complex signals from the consumer and within the marketplace, to drive marketing to defined goals (semi-)autonomously – unlocking valuable resources for the ‘driver’. While programmatic is leading [...]
In this weekly segment, ExchangeWire sum up key industry updates on ad tech from around the Asia-Pacific region – and in this edition: MobFox establish data points in APAC; GroupM acquire MediaCom India; Light Reaction go to Hong Kong; Postr eye APAC expansion; Dentsu bring Amplifi to New Zealand; and new hires at WPP agencies.MobFox establish data points in APAC
Matomy have set up new servers in Asia for MobFox, creating data endpoints in the region to support their expansion plans.
2016 saw the mainstream adoption of data analytics for business use. Gartner reported that over 1,000 large enterprises have a chief data officer, or chief analytics officer, and predicted that 90% of large organisations will have the position by the end of 2019. As Dean Stoecker, chairman & CEO, Alteryx Inc. explains, it means 2017 becomes a crucial year for those wanting to live these trends [...]
Connecting the dots between ever-evolving consumer devices has become a major hurdle in today’s digital ecosystem. One of the biggest challenges marketers face today is accurately targeting users through known platforms such as mobile, desktop, and tablet. As we move into 2017, marketers must also strongly consider the powerful messaging opportunities of TV advertising through OTT and set-top boxes. Writing exclusively for ExchangeWire, David de Jong, CEO and co-founder, Screen6, and Rick Jones, UK General Manager, [...]