SaaS

SEG Snapshot: 2Q19 SaaS M&A Update

The first half of 2019 ended on a strong note as the overall software M&A industry maintained its bullish trend. The SaaS M&A market followed suit, as each of the past four quarters surpassed 250 transactions.

Artificial Intelligence

Getting Mondays Back with AI and Automation

James Nicoles figures that at least 20% of his office time has gone to busy work. Not unimportant work, but work that is less about insight and strategy and more about ensuring that we have collated information, created necessary versions or answered urgent tactical needs and how AI and automation are minimizing and eliminating those time-takers.

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Leadership

M.R. Asks 3 Questions: Pat Calhoun, Founder & CEO, Espressive

M.R. Rangaswami, Co-Founder - Sand Hill Group

Founder of two companies, Airespace (which sold for $450M) and Espressive (where he is now CEO), Pat is set to transform the enterprise self-service experience to a consumer-like approach that drives employee adoption and significantly reduces help desk calls.

Cybersecurity

Who is to blame for data breaches — hackers or your own employees? Actually, it’s both.

Ilia Sotnikov, Vice President - Netwrix

A 2018 IT Risks Report revealed while organizations often claimed that hackers pose the biggest risk to data security when we asked about the root cause of incidents their companies had actually experienced, they primarily cited insiders — regular business users.

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M.R. Asks 3 Questions: Charles Fan, Co-Founder & CEO, MemVerge

M.R. Rangaswami, Co-Founder - Sand Hill Group

Through years of trial and error, CEO and Founder of MemVerge, Charles Fan shares what he's realized about organizations and how they can only have lasting success if their workplace culture allows for easier integration and externally-driven collaborative thought.