Wednesday, October 11, 2017

As ‘Unicorns’ Emerge, Utah Makes a Case for Tech Entrepreneurs

When Josh James traveled to the Bay Area in 2000, seeking funding for a web analytics company he had founded, he spoke at length with a venture capitalist about his plans for growth. The conversation was going well, Mr. James recently recalled, until the investor asked where he was based. “As soon as I told him I was from Utah, he literally, without saying a word, turned around and walked away.” Utah entrepreneurs no longer get that icy response. The state has a thriving technology hub in the roughly 80-mile swath from Provo...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Process Audit: How to Prepare Your Team for AI

AI for Business Dashboards by DOMO: DOMO is a software company that has developed an AI-powered cloud-based dashboard to help businesses make decisions. The DOMO AI makes use of more than 400 software connectors to pull data from applications, such as Shopify, Salesforce and Facebook. This gives businesses a comprehensive collection of data and, of course, an AI capable of processing it; which has helped managers track real-time trends in sales, product inventory and customers. The DOMO team has recently added Mr. Roboto to the platform. Mr. Roboto is the collective name for new features,...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Silicon Slopes Leaders Have Raised More Than $200K For Puerto Rico Relief Efforts In Less Than A Week

In one week’s time, these relief efforts have raised over $200,000 through the contributions of numerous Silicon Slopes companies, including Domo, Entrata, MX, and Pluralsight. However, what began as a small fundraising campaign amongst a few prominent Silicon Slopes leaders has grown into something much bigger, achieving a much greater impact than anyone initially expected...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

American Dream Leadership Series #3: Catherine Wong, DOMO

The impact of women in businesses is significant and ever-increasing; according to the National Association of Women Business Owners, women-owned firms account for 31 percent of all privately held firms, and contribute 14 percent of employment and 12 percent of revenues. For this month’s Leadership Q&A, I had the pleasure of interviewing a prominent female role model in the technology field, Catherine Wong, chief product officer at Domo, to discuss her leadership style, what drives her, and some of the lessons she’s learned in life and business...

Friday, October 6, 2017

Claim you listen to customers? Then do a live feedback session at your next enterprise event

Today, Host Analytics CEO Dave Kellogg sparked me to revisit this with his scorching Just Effing Demo – another reminder that our supposedly “customer-centric” processes are off the mark. At Domapalooza 2017 last March, BI platform vendor Domo took a deeper plunge: they held a live customer feedback session as a general session in the keynote hall. How they pulled it off is instructive...

Thursday, September 28, 2017

B2B Dashboards Matrix: Part of your Journey, not Destination

In order to find the right balance between data-driven and intuitive marketing, it’s best to take a test-and-learn approach with your marketing efforts. If you have creative ideas for your marketing campaigns, you should be rigorous about testing your intuition and honing it over time with data. While some creative marketers may feel constrained or handcuffed by data, unexpected insights from your analytics tools and dashboards can actually focus and sharpen your creativity. Most B2B marketing teams have plenty of marketing tools and tons of data, but with all of this information, they often struggle to understand the complete customer...

Thursday, September 21, 2017

UV50 Fastest-Growing Companies: No. 4 Domo

Three-Year Growth 2,250% 2016 Revenue $79.8 million City American Fork Founded 2010 Employees 830 Industry Software Website Domo.com Founder Josh James, 44 The Company Domo helps employees from the CEO to the front-line worker optimize performance by connecting to data. NOT THROWING AWAY THEIR SHOT The Domosapiens do more than create snort-worthy blue billboards. As the fastest-growing large software company on the 2017 Inc. 500, Domo creates digestible, visual access to company data...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Top Travel and Hospitality Operators Go High Tech and Soft Touch

In July, Christopherson and Utah-based software company Domo teamed up to develop a cloud app for travel managers. The new mobile solutions include the Travel Leakage Analyzer app to allow travel managers to control and visualize "out of program" spend; the Hotel Spend Analyzer app, which instantly finds hotel spend or total nights to help travel managers better negotiate contracts with vendors; and the Travel Analytics dashboard of best-practice visualizations, to help travel managers easily and intuitively connect multiple real-time travel data feeds into the Domo platform.Travel has gone very high tech, way beyond just being able to book flights...

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Top Midmarket IT Vendor Executives For 2017

As Domo’s Chief Product Officer, Catherine Wong has the privilege and unique challenge of creating a highly scalable software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that is driving record enterprise growth. She is devoted to the continual transformation of the way midmarket decision makers optimize their business, by delivering new Domo functionality so that the platform remains the number one resource for midmarket executives seeking real-time data and insights on their business...

Friday, September 15, 2017

Domo gives back during Domo Cares Week; Silicon Slopes kicks off ParityPledge; AvidXchange Utah expansion

Domo employees kicked off their first Domo Cares Week, a week in which they gave back to the community through donating accrued paid time off which converts to cash, a blood drive, clothing donations and a food bank drive. Domo Cares Week took place Sept. 5-8, and Domo and its employees donated $80,000 to charitable organizations and enough blood to save more than 210 lives. Domo employees also gathered 120 gently used work clothing items. During its Holy War Tailgate Party on Sept. 8, Domo employees collected 1,086 pounds of donations for the Utah Food Bank...

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