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Omar Tawakol, Chief Executive Officer

Omar Tawakol

The People Behind The Story (musings on the past)

The People behind the Story…

Martin Kihn, the highly respected Gartner analyst did a great interview that teased out the strategic elements of the BlueKai journey. …

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Work Smarter: Jerry Yang, Co-founder of Yahoo, Founder AME Cloud Ventures

Productivity, Innovation, and AI and Interview with Jerry Yang.

Jerry Yang is a technology forefather. Co-founded Yahoo! in 1995, Yang also sits on the boards for Workday, Alibaba, and Lenovo.…

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3 Ways To Improve Meeting Memory

It’s happened to all of us. You start moving from “point A” to “point B” at work, intending to carry out a task. Then, along the way, you get pinged into a quick discussion with a boss or colleague, you stop at someone’s desk to catch up, or you get a personal phone call that you have to take.…

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How Pre-Reading Can Make Your Meetings More Productive

Ask any number of people what frustrates them the most about meetings, and you’ll likely get different answers. One thing most can agree upon is that meeting time isn’t always used wisely.…

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Work Smarter Series #7 with Ingrid Sanders

Recently, Omar Tawakol – CEO of Voicera – had the chance to sit down and chat with Ingrid Sanders – CEO of Solela Inc.  They sat and discussed mindfulness in meetings and what types of executives were the best to learn from. …

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Norwest Ventures Talks About The New AI “Stack”

The following interview was between Omar Tawakol of Voicera and Sean Jacobsohn and Fay Hazaveh of Norwest Venture Partners.  They spoke about the development of the AI space and where they see great opportunities emerging. …

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Work Smarter Series #6 – Interview with Thomas Kurian, President of Product Development at Oracle

I had the pleasure of interviewing Thomas Kurian (President of Oracle product development), at his office in Redwood Shores. I knew Thomas well from when I ran the Oracle Data Cloud under his and Steve Miranda’s organization after Oracle acquired BlueKai.…

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Work Smarter Series #5 – Interview with Clara Shih Founder and CEO of Hearsay

Clara Shih is a pioneer in the social media industry and the founder and CEO of Hearsay the leading advisor-client engagement solution for the financial services industry.…

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Three Simple Strategies to Fix Team Meetings

Team meetings a drag? Here are three easy to follow ways to make them better.

I’ve spent the last few years exploring productivity across many leading companies.…

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