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DJ Patil joins the startup RelateIQ

It has just been announced that the leading authority on digital media, social networks and data science DJ Patil has joined startup company RelateIQ. Moving on from his position as Data Scientist in Residence at Greylock Partners, DJ Patil has officially joined the team at RelateIQ.

The company use large-scale data-mining technologies to automate relationship tracking in the enterprise and CRM world and launched their public beta in 2013 with a mission to help people build better relationships and make smarter decisions.

Described on the RelateIQ’s blog as their “newest stellar hire”, DJ Patil has become their first VP of Product. He has been adviser to the company from the start, helping founders Steve Loughlin and Adam Evans with tasks such as developing data strategies with engineers.

In the article announcing DJ’s new role, TechCrunch believe he is the ideal candidate: “He brings a significant amount of experience in both data mining and data security, areas where RelateIQ will benefit from Patil’s expertise.” In fact Steve Loughlin told TechCrunch: “We are thrilled to have DJ join the team as his abilities are world-class.”

Click here to visit RelateIQ’s website

Click here to read TechCrunch’s article

Harper’s plans for mobile payments

In a Mobile Commerce Press article about mobile payments in the US, the writer describes the current drive to make payments more efficient as current systems are neither secure nor convenient enough. Following his success with mobile applications during the Obama 2012 campaign, Harper Reed has announced that he and a team of developers are planning to develop a new mobile payments application.

Although in early stages, the envisioned aim is for simple one click purchases, a move which would also transform the online retail scene. Nevertheless, the writer concludes, “In order for Reed and his team to find the success they seek in mobile payments, they will have to find a way to solve the security problem.”

Click here to read the article in full

David Rowan’s WIRED magazine blog

Editor of WIRED magazine UK, David Rowan is an expert on future trends and technology. His WIRED magazine blog is a varied and interesting read, in it David shares his experiences and thoughts on events and forums he has attended, the latest technological developments and the lessons he has learned.

As a speaker, David is an excellent story-teller and aims to make the rapid advances in technology comprehensible to a wider audience.

To book David Rowan as a speaker for your conference or client event, please contact Leo von Bülow-Quirk, at or on 0044 (0) 20 7792 8000.

Great feedback for Paul Markillie

Innovation Editor at The Economist, Paul Markillie received great feedback from a client last week. His “presentation on the future of innovation was first-rate” as well as his participation in a group panel discussion. Paul has fascinating insights into the changing landscape of manufacturing, in particular the affects of disruptive new technologies on businesses.

Check out Paul Markillie’s blog

Definitely worth following the Economist’s Innovation Editor, Paul Markillie’s blog. Click here to see what Paul has been up to, find out about the latest products and technologies, get his expert opinions and read recommended articles. Great to hear about Paul’s recent travels through China!

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