What Is Differential Privacy?

Here’s the billion-dollar question that more and more B2B businesses are trying to sort out: How do you aggregate data across your customer base without violating your data rights contracts…

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Can Your Chatbot Pass These 7 Tests?

Messaging and voice-based conversational interfaces can provide enormous value to businesses by creating engaging user experiences that will reach wider audiences, increase loyalty and drive revenue. But to get the…

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A Preview of the Principles of Conversational Business

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Hundreds of millions of people use Facebook Messenger, Kik, WhatsApp and other messaging platforms to communicate with their friends and family every day. Millions more are experimenting with speech-based assistants…

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The Big Picture: What You Need to Know About Conversational Business

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Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Georgian Partners’ forthcoming white paper, “The CEO’s Guide to Conversational Business.” Industry predictions for the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and conversational…

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Kick-Start Your AI Knowledge: 5 Must Listen Podcasts about Machine Learning

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Machine learning has become so ubiquitous that it’s behind many of the technologies we use every day. And yet few people really understand it. That’s a shame, because it’s a…

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Cybersecurity doesn’t get top billing in most organizations. Sure, everyone knows that security is a necessity for legal compliance and basic risk management. But all too often, implementing it is…

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Hey, Is That a Bot? The Pros and Cons of Chatbot Automation

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There are many benefits to automating your conversational business applications. These include nearly unlimited scalability with very low marginal costs, consistent interactions, deep personalization, and fast recall of huge amounts…

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When it comes to security, things usually aren’t as bad as you think. They’re worse. There’s a very good chance that the alert your security team just received is the…

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conversational intelligence

Although there’s enormous interest (and hype) around chatbots these days, sadly most people’s first taste of using them can be underwhelming. The problem is that even the best of the current crop of chatbots just aren’t that great.

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What Is Conversational Business And Why Should You Care?

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Over the past few years we’ve seen the rapid adoption of messaging platforms such as WhatsApp and WeChat. Consumers are increasingly using these platforms in place of email, voice calls and face-to-face communication to talk with friends and family.

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Very few things are certain in (cyber) security. Having said that, there is one absolute truth: The earlier you address security issues, the less they’re going to cost you. That’s…

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6 Ways To Avoid a Chatbot Apocalypse in 2017

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I’m hoping that 2017 doesn’t become the year of the chatbot apocalypse. Not an out-of-control-AI-taking-over-the-world variety of apocalypse, but rather an end-of-species event caused by bot abandonment. This year, thanks…

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The Principles of Conversational Business

Want to achieve personal interactions with your customers at scale? That’s easier said than done. Check out the 9 Principles of Conversational Business for some practical advice on how to do so.

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How to Develop a Security Culture

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Security is a team sport.  As Signpost CTO Seth Purcell put it in his recent podcast, “no one component of a system will provide excellence in security.”  It takes an…

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What Is Security First and Why Does it Matter?

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This post is about security first, what it is and why it’s important. But before I can explain any of that, let me give you some broader context about security….

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On Friday, October 21, a major domain name system (DNS) provider called Dyn was subjected to a large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. While at this early stage the details are…

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A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I made our way over to The Public Theatre in Manhattan. We had gotten a couple of tickets to see “Privacy,” a…

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Resources to Help You Build the Ultimate Data Science Team

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Data scientists are among the most sought after professionals on the planet right now. In fact, the role of data scientist has been called the sexiest job of the twenty-first…

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Mobile security

Has the Mobile Security Industry Got It All Wrong?

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Let me ask you something: How many apps do you have on your phone right now? Not sure? That’s ok, most people don’t know. And, while you may not be…

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messaging apps

Around the world, three billion people — roughly 40 percent of the population — currently have access to the Internet. Among other things, they use it to connect with people,…

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Logins Let Us Down, Again.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when it comes to our personal digital security, we’re our own worst enemies. That’s because many of us tend to be…

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Hiring the right people will make or break your business. As a serial entrepreneur who has built two highly successful companies, I would know. This isn’t my first rodeo. I…

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A Primer on Messaging for Publishers

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Follow your audience. Over the next five years, another two billion people will join the internet but experience it in a very different way than you and I did over…

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The Principles of Security First

Want to use security to help differentiate your business? Check out the 10 Principles of Security First to find out exactly how to do so.

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5 Must-Listen Information Security Podcasts

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Information security can be a tricky topic to get up to speed on. That’s not for lack of information, but rather because there’s so much out there, including lots of…

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Go Go Gadget AI: Why the AlphaGo Victories Matter

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This past week, artificial intelligence enthusiasts around the world have been abuzz over a Chinese board game called Go. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a game of strategy…

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Over the past decade the world has fundamentally changed in a variety of ways, with huge implications for business. We’ve seen the rise of transformational new technologies, for instance, such…

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Why Digital Healthcare Is a Massive Opportunity

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Over the past couple of years, more than $4 billion of venture-backed capital has flowed into digital healthcare companies around the world. At Bessemer, we’ve certainly done our fair share…

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9 Tips For Building Data Science Teams

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Earlier this month Impact Team members Madalin Mihailescu and Chris Matys hosted a discussion with our portfolio company CTOs on the topic of building data science teams. Here are some quick-fire…

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Make Security First a Priority, or Perish

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When I think back to my childhood, I can clearly recall two of the earliest instances when I was exposed to the concept of cyber security. The first and most…

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Editor’s note: This guest post by Dan Guido continues our foray into security first, the premise that technology companies should view security not as an operational necessity but as a…

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Cloud, Mobile, Big Data… What's Next?

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The past decade has seen a period of extraordinary innovation in business software. During that time, three major waves of disruption have rolled through the marketplace in quick succession: cloud,…

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Editor’s note: This is the final post in a series aimed at founders who are considering hiring a professional CEO to run their company. The author, Ori Eisen, is a…

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Using Applied Analytics to Drive Better Health Care Outcomes

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Editor’s note: Kinnser Software is a Georgian Partners portfolio company. Can applied analytics help keep patients healthy and out of the hospital? At our company, Kinnser Software, we believe that it…

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