What the Board Thinks of Your Sales Numbers

A few days ago, I had a conversation with a member of our Board.  As a Director who sits on several high tech start up boards, she has attended more than her share of Board reviews. Her comments could be summarized in saying that Sales Leaders who are not making their numbers all say the […]

Keeping the Human Element in AI for Sales

The 60 Percent Factor Why do we accept 60% quota attainment? It seems every day I see another news story read or an article discussing the fact that somewhere between 40% and 50% of B2B sales reps in the US fail to attain their quota numbers. Why is that? There is a plethora of tools […]

Achieving Sales Mastery with AI

Quota attainment went from 63% in 2012 to 53.8% in 2018 – that’s nearly a 15% drop. Today, we constantly hear that “sales are harder than ever before”. The question is – is this just a perception or reality? To understand how much sales have changed and how managers can improve their teams’s sales performance, […]

Dallas Startup Week 2019

Cien is set to attend Dallas Startup Week, a five-day event that is focused on connecting and uniting startups, innovators and community leaders. DSW 2019 will consist of over 150 sessions across 16 tracks, including Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, AR/VR, and Capital and Funding.   DSW 2019 will host a number of renowned speakers such as […]

Cien to Present at BCG’s PopTech Experience

Cien will be one of several innovative companies in the tech industry represented at Boston Consulting Groupś POPTECH Experience in Berlin on September 19th.

Women Talk Sales Productivity

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Where are the women in sales? What advice would female leaders give to those who aspire to lead sales teams? In a new ebook entitled Women Talk Sales Productivity, Cien gathered leading saleswomen to hear their accounts of the current sales landscape, its best practices, and advice to future saleswomen looking to make their mark in […]

Rob Käll Addresses International AI Conference

Cien Co-Founder and CEO Rob Käll addressed the attendees of the 2018 Artificial Intelligence International Conference in Barcelona. In a lively presentation, Rob Käll covered a touched on variety of ways in which machine learning is set to change our lives, including technology sales, dating and job searching. Building on concepts borrowed from data science and […]

Marylou Tyler: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimension of female thought leaders from the world of high tech sales to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. This week, we connected with Marylou Tyler, renowned author and founder of Strategic Pipeline, a Fortune 1000 outbound sales consulting group. A internationally recognized thought […]

Margot Carter Joins NACD Leaders’ Summit

NACD is fast becoming a thought-provoking forum on the future of business. Cien Cofounder Margot Carter, took part in this year’s NACD Leaders Summit to discuss Corporate Governance and Artificial Intelligence. Cien Cofounder, Margot Carter, took part in this year’s NACD Leaders’ Summit, which invited her to share insights on the importance of artificial intelligence within […]

The New AI-Based CRM Data Service on the Block

The holy grail for a lot of sales and operations executives is to understand the semantic and contextual meaning of their CRM data. Cien’s Data Enhancement Services were recently featured in CRM Buyer. The service enhances and standardizes Salesforce data at a scale that was previously impossible. Cien’s Data Enhancement Services are for companies that aren’t ready […]

Jill Konrath: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimensions of female high tech sales leaders to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. Cien spoke with Jill Konrath, advisor to growing tech companies and best selling author of four books: More Sales, Less Time; Agile Selling; SNAP Selling and Selling to Big […]

Andrea Waltz: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimension of female thought leaders from the world of high tech sales to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. This week, we connect with Andrea Waltz as part of Cien’s Women in Sales Talk Productivity series. Andrea is the co-author of best selling Go for No!,  and speaks […]