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Salesforce.com Names Cien Customer Hero

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Cien launches study on artificial intelligence and the future of sales.

Miami, FL & Barcelona, Spain, May 25th, 2017 // General Distribution //

Cien, the artificial intelligence startup that helps companies predict and improve their sales productivity, has been named “Customer Hero” by Salesforce.com. Every year Salesforce.com recognizes customers whose innovative technology and implementations have made them heroes to the people with whom they work.

Cien was showcased at Salesforce’s Essentials event in Madrid, Spain. Rob Käll, Cien’s CEO, addressed an audience comprised of sales, marketing, and customer success professionals on the way artificial intelligence was set to disrupt their sales organizations.

Cien’s sales productivity app leverages a number of functionalities from the Salesforce platform. Ben Strum, Cien’s CTO, says, “We partner with all types of technology companies. In Salesforce we see a great collaborator for long term growth. The depth and breadth of Salesforce’s offering is truly impressive, particularly for AI-first companies like Cien.”

Cien is working with early adopters of its technology in Spain and the US to incorporate their thinking in the design and development of its sales productivity app. The company has launched a global study on artificial intelligence and the future of B2B sales to validate its initial product choices. “We are engaging sales leaders around the world to quantify their level of confidence in their CRM data and their willingness to trust recommendations from an AI-powered decision engine,” explains Damien Acheson, Cien’s Head of Marketing. For early access to the results, interested sales leaders and sales enablement professionals are invited to participate in a short survey: www.cien.ai/survey

About Cien
Cien gives sales leaders an edge by using the power of artificial intelligence to increase the productivity of their teams. The app takes into account human and behavioral elements to detect problems and predict outcomes, giving sales leaders the visibility and control they need to measure the real added value of their teams. Cien’s app is currently available for preview to select Salesforce.com customers. To request an invitation, visit www.cien.ai/preview.

Contact:
Damien Acheson
Head of Marketing
Cien Inc.
www.cien.ai
@cien_ai

Cien to Present at Salesforce.com Event

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Cien an AI powered mobile app can deliver as much as 1,000% ROI by improving Sales Productivity

Miami, FL & Barcelona, Spain, Jan. 30th, 2017 // General Distribution // Cien, Inc. a company based in Miami, Florida just announced a $1 Million Seed financing round, from seasoned accredited investors and the founding team. “We are thrilled by the reception our AI enabled mobile Sales Productivity app has received from both the business and investor communities.” said Rob Käll, CEO and Co-founder.

The current boom in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has captured a lot of attention, but it is not all about self-driving cars, and flying robot drones. There is a tremendous upside for businesses to use AI to further automate and improve their operations. Research firm Tractica estimates that the market for AI enabled systems will be over $36 billion by 2025. Cien, Inc. is part of this new revolution. “The old saying was that ‘Software is eating the world.’ Now we are saying that AI is eating traditional software.” according to the Cien team.

Co-founder Margot Carter who also sits on multiple public and private company boards added, “Virtually all forward-thinking companies are discussing how to use AI to gain a competitive edge. Cien offers an easy solution where it matters the most; in improving Sales Productivity.”

Optimizing Sales Productivity is the easiest way to make any company grow faster and more profitably. However, until now, many things that affect productivity; like team mood, macro factors such as competition and the quality of leads have been intangible and impossible to measure.

Jerome Rose, VP of Sales at a multinational IT services firm said, “The revolutionary tools that Cien offers executives, helps them identify areas of improvement within their sales team and helps them report meaningful metrics to their executive leadership team and investors.  Cien’s mantra: ‘Measure what Matters’ means that things that previously were just gut feelings can now be incorporated into our management strategies.”

“People are talking a lot about Predictive Analytics, the ability for AI enabled tools to see into the future, but to be truly useful you also want Prescriptive Analytics, i.e. what you should do next with this information. Ben Strum, CTO and Co-founder said. “That’s what our new ‘Cien Mentor’ feature delivers. When you act on these insights you can get ROI of over 1,000%”, Rob Käll added.

The company which was founded in mid-2016, plans to use the fundraising proceeds to expand their sales and marketing efforts, and set up a product development and operations center in Barcelona, Spain. “We chose Barcelona because of the excellent balance of quality of life and cost of living, which attracts world-class talent from all over the world. The current strong US dollar also makes this a very attractive economic proposition,” Rob Käll said. The round closed in late 2016 and Stanley ‘Stash’ Jacobs of Greenberg Traurig represented the company. For more information, go to www.cien.ai.

Contact:
Rob Käll
CEO/Co-Founder
info@cien.ai
+1 305 496 4404

Cien Makes Calculated Bet on Barcelona

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Cien an AI powered mobile app can deliver as much as 1,000% ROI by improving Sales Productivity

Miami, FL & Barcelona, Spain, Jan. 30th, 2017 // General Distribution // Cien, Inc. a company based in Miami, Florida just announced a $1 Million Seed financing round, from seasoned accredited investors and the founding team. “We are thrilled by the reception our AI enabled mobile Sales Productivity app has received from both the business and investor communities.” said Rob Käll, CEO and Co-founder.

The current boom in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has captured a lot of attention, but it is not all about self-driving cars, and flying robot drones. There is a tremendous upside for businesses to use AI to further automate and improve their operations. Research firm Tractica estimates that the market for AI enabled systems will be over $36 billion by 2025. Cien, Inc. is part of this new revolution. “The old saying was that ‘Software is eating the world.’ Now we are saying that AI is eating traditional software.” according to the Cien team.

Co-founder Margot Carter who also sits on multiple public and private company boards added, “Virtually all forward-thinking companies are discussing how to use AI to gain a competitive edge. Cien offers an easy solution where it matters the most; in improving Sales Productivity.”

Optimizing Sales Productivity is the easiest way to make any company grow faster and more profitably. However, until now, many things that affect productivity; like team mood, macro factors such as competition and the quality of leads have been intangible and impossible to measure.

Jerome Rose, VP of Sales at a multinational IT services firm said, “The revolutionary tools that Cien offers executives, helps them identify areas of improvement within their sales team and helps them report meaningful metrics to their executive leadership team and investors.  Cien’s mantra: ‘Measure what Matters’ means that things that previously were just gut feelings can now be incorporated into our management strategies.”

“People are talking a lot about Predictive Analytics, the ability for AI enabled tools to see into the future, but to be truly useful you also want Prescriptive Analytics, i.e. what you should do next with this information. Ben Strum, CTO and Co-founder said. “That’s what our new ‘Cien Mentor’ feature delivers. When you act on these insights you can get ROI of over 1,000%”, Rob Käll added.

The company which was founded in mid-2016, plans to use the fundraising proceeds to expand their sales and marketing efforts, and set up a product development and operations center in Barcelona, Spain. “We chose Barcelona because of the excellent balance of quality of life and cost of living, which attracts world-class talent from all over the world. The current strong US dollar also makes this a very attractive economic proposition,” Rob Käll said. The round closed in late 2016 and Stanley ‘Stash’ Jacobs of Greenberg Traurig represented the company. For more information, go to www.cien.ai.

Contact:
Rob Käll
CEO/Co-Founder
info@cien.ai
+1 305 496 4404

Cien Announces $1M Seed Financing

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Cien an AI powered mobile app can deliver as much as 1,000% ROI by improving Sales Productivity

Miami, FL & Barcelona, Spain, Jan. 30th, 2017 // General Distribution // Cien, Inc. a company based in Miami, Florida just announced a $1 Million Seed financing round, from seasoned accredited investors and the founding team. “We are thrilled by the reception our AI enabled mobile Sales Productivity app has received from both the business and investor communities.” said Rob Käll, CEO and Co-founder.

The current boom in Artificial Intelligence (AI) has captured a lot of attention, but it is not all about self-driving cars, and flying robot drones. There is a tremendous upside for businesses to use AI to further automate and improve their operations. Research firm Tractica estimates that the market for AI enabled systems will be over $36 billion by 2025. Cien, Inc. is part of this new revolution. “The old saying was that ‘Software is eating the world.’ Now we are saying that AI is eating traditional software.” according to the Cien team.

Co-founder Margot Carter who also sits on multiple public and private company boards added, “Virtually all forward-thinking companies are discussing how to use AI to gain a competitive edge. Cien offers an easy solution where it matters the most; in improving Sales Productivity.”

Optimizing Sales Productivity is the easiest way to make any company grow faster and more profitably. However, until now, many things that affect productivity; like team mood, macro factors such as competition and the quality of leads have been intangible and impossible to measure.

Jerome Rose, VP of Sales at a multinational IT services firm said, “The revolutionary tools that Cien offers executives, helps them identify areas of improvement within their sales team and helps them report meaningful metrics to their executive leadership team and investors.  Cien’s mantra: ‘Measure what Matters’ means that things that previously were just gut feelings can now be incorporated into our management strategies.”

“People are talking a lot about Predictive Analytics, the ability for AI enabled tools to see into the future, but to be truly useful you also want Prescriptive Analytics, i.e. what you should do next with this information. Ben Strum, CTO and Co-founder said. “That’s what our new ‘Cien Mentor’ feature delivers. When you act on these insights you can get ROI of over 1,000%”, Rob Käll added.

The company which was founded in mid-2016, plans to use the fundraising proceeds to expand their sales and marketing efforts, and set up a product development and operations center in Barcelona, Spain. “We chose Barcelona because of the excellent balance of quality of life and cost of living, which attracts world-class talent from all over the world. The current strong US dollar also makes this a very attractive economic proposition,” Rob Käll said. The round closed in late 2016 and Stanley ‘Stash’ Jacobs of Greenberg Traurig represented the company. For more information, go to www.cien.ai.

Contact:
Rob Käll
CEO/Co-Founder
info@cien.ai
+1 305 496 4404

Cien is hiring!

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asset-1Cien, Inc. is a Silicon Valley style startup in the heart of sunny Barcelona! We are well-funded and work with one of the most exciting technologies available today: Artificial Intelligence! Our product, the Cien App, makes sales people much more productive by “Measuring What Matters”. We use the concepts of Predictive & Prescriptive Analytics to produce real ROI!

We are looking for A-players to our fast-growing team. Watch the video and find out more: