BUSINESS STRATEGY

Phillips 66 Invests in Seeq, an Advanced Analytics Software Developer

Phillips 66 | August 09, 2021

Phillips 66 is driving to expand its advanced analytics capabilities with an investment supporting Seeq, a developer of software applications for analyzing and sharing insights on process manufacturing data.

The investment is through the Altira Group, a venture capital firm that counts Seeq as one of its portfolio companies. It is the first investment by Phillips 66’s Digital Ventures organization, which is part of the AdvantEdge66 program launched by the company to drive digital transformation and innovation.

“Data can yield incredible value and insights when properly gathered and refined through advanced analytics,” said Zhanna Golodryga, Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Administrative Officer for Phillips 66. “That’s why it’s important for us to collaborate with companies to advance innovation in the digital and analytics spaces. This investment provides a pathway for us to help Seeq grow and continue to improve its products, which we believe will be beneficial for our digital transformation journey.”

Seeq is a privately held virtual company headquartered in Seattle with a comprehensive set of process manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things software applications. These applications, which include time-series data visualization tools, enable stakeholders to rapidly investigate, collaborate and distribute insights to improve operations and business outcomes.

About Phillips 66
Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company’s master limited partnership, is integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,000 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $57 billion of assets as of June 30, 2021.

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Mode Analytics Recognized as a Leader in Snowflake’s Modern Marketing Data Stack Report

Mode Analytics | September 30, 2022

Mode Analytics today announced that it has been recognized as a Business Intelligence Leader in the inaugural Modern Marketing Data Stack Report: Your Technology Guide to Unifying, Analyzing, and Activating the Data that Powers Amazing Customer Experiences, executed and launched by Snowflake, the Data Cloud company. Snowflake’s data-backed report identifies the best of breed solutions used by Snowflake customers to show how marketers can leverage the Snowflake Data Cloud with accompanying partner solutions to best identify, serve, and convert valuable prospects into loyal customers. By analyzing usage patterns from a pool of nearly 6,000 customers, Snowflake identified six technology categories that organizations consider when building their marketing data stacks. These categories include: Analytics Integration & Modeling Identity & Enrichment Activation & Measurement Business Intelligence Data Science & Machine Learning Focusing on companies that are active members of the Snowflake Partner Network (or ones with a comparable agreement in place with Snowflake), as well as Snowflake Marketplace Providers, the report explores each of these categories that comprise the Modern Marketing Data Stack, highlighting technology partners and their solutions as “leaders” or “ones to watch” within each category. The report also details how current Snowflake customers leverage a number of these partner technologies to enable data-driven marketing strategies and informed business decisions. Snowflake’s report provides a concrete overview of the partner solution providers and data providers marketers choose to create their data stacks. “Marketing professionals continue to expand their investment in analytics to improve their organization’s digital marketing activities. “Mode has emerged as a leader in the Modern Marketing Data Stack, with joint customers leveraging their technology to interpret insights that lead to informed business decisions.” Denise Persson, Chief Marketing Officer at Snowflake Mode was identified in Snowflake’s report as a Leader in the Business Intelligence category for its particular success with Visual Explorer, Mode’s flexible visualization system that helps analysts explore data faster and provides easy-to-interpret insights to business stakeholders. Additionally, Mode and Snowflake have partnered in the past couple of years tocreate a modern data analytics stack, mobilizing the world’s data with the Snowflake Data Cloud to help joint customers quickly execute queries and perform analysis. “Mode combines the best elements of business analytics and data science into a single platform, unlocking new ways for marketers to accelerate data-driven outcomes,” said Gaurav Rewari, CEO, Mode Analytics. “Our partnership with Snowflake makes it possible for marketing and other departments across an organization to truly centralize and interact directly with their data. With Snowflake’s single, integrated data platform, built to fully leverage the speed and flexibility of the cloud, organizations can mobilize their data in near-real time.” About Mode Analytics Mode’s advanced analytics platform is designed by data experts for data experts. It allows data scientists and analysts to visualize, analyze, and share data using a powerful end-to-end workflow that covers everything from early data exploration stages to presentation-ready shareable products. Unlike traditional business intelligence tools that produce static dashboards and reports, Mode brings the best of BI and data science together in a single platform, empowering everyone at your organization to use data to make high quality, high velocity decisions. Mode also supports the analytics community with free learning resources such as SQL School, open source SQL queries, and free tools for anyone analyzing public data.

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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

BPM Launches Data Analytics Service Aimed at Delivering Clients Actionable Insights

BPM | October 10, 2022

BPM LLP, one of the 40 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the country, announces the formal launch of its Data Analytics service, headed by Partner Sven P. Jost. The Data Analytics team provides clients with reliable insights, enabling them to make data-driven decisions to propel growth, manage risks and improve overall business performance. “In our modern world, data is everywhere, and sorting good data from bad is crucial, but often daunting, for investors, boards and C-level executives that might not understand how best to capture and leverage its power. That’s where our Data Analytics team steps in,” said Jost. “Through predictive data analytics and economics, we help clients harness their data, extract actionable insights and answer important questions about their business and its direction. This provides the visibility they need to make critical decisions with confidence. Our team is adept at helping clients address both data questions and economic concerns, and we are excited about the formalization of this service line and its potential to ensure clients the best experience possible.” BPM’s Data Analytics service creates a scalable, standardized and sustainable data ecosystem, and its trusted solutions provide clients with better strategies to utilize resources more efficiently, thereby reducing costs and taking advantage of new value sources. This process is key to helping companies know and understand more about their customers’ demographic characteristics, behaviors, motivations and aspirations, which can help build customer loyalty, increase retention and improve marketing return on investment. By developing dynamic economic forecast models, the Data Analytics team assesses the possible impacts of external economic factors facing businesses and their futures. These assessments can be tailored to specific countries, industries or markets, offering clients fully customized evaluations of potential economic disruptors and the impact they may have on operations to help determine the best course of action and identify gaps in the market that the company is well-positioned to fill. Added Jost, “In our pre-launch and ongoing case studies, we collaborated with various clients – from startups to consumer products, healthcare, private equity firms and real estate – to compile their data and analyze the best step forward for each unique scenario, like attracting lucrative buyers and performing market and location assessments for expansions, as well as testing investment hypotheses. We expect our clients to find great value in our economic forecast and market assessment analyses.” About BPM BPM LLP is one of the 40 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the United States. With a global team of more than 900 colleagues, we help clients succeed around the world. Now certified as a B Corporation, BPM offers a cross-functional approach that gives clients direct access to the best and most qualified resources.

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Variphy Releases Software Version 13.0

Variphy | September 20, 2022

Variphy, the preferred Cisco Unified Collaboration reporting and analytics software solution for over 1,500 businesses, announced today the release of Variphy 13.0, its latest software version. "Our latest release delivers features allowing for an even faster and more streamlined reporting experience with greatly improved scalability," Derek Falter, director of product development, said. "With the addition of Multi-Database Reporting, Auto-Archiving, and Audible Alerts, we make it easier to monitor and report on CUCM, UCCX, and CUBE activities." Variphy 13.0 core feature enhancements include: CDR Auto Database Archiving & Multi-Database Support Variphy overhauled CUCM and CUBE configuration UIs to isolate CDR-specific settings and activation. Auto Database Archiving allows the archive databases to be automatically created for an even more seamless reporting process. Scheduled Call Analytics Report Queueing The update includes a new application setting to determine the maximum number of reports executed simultaneously. CCX CSQ Widget Threshold Audible Alerts An audible alert will be triggered when a configured threshold is breached. The flexible audio configuration is designed to fit any purpose. Report on Individual CUBE Events Variphy 13.0 features the ability to build CUBE CDR reports, widgets, and searches based on individual events. Pill select input was included to allow clients to focus their CDR output on individual events or sequences. Active Directory Authentication Improvements The Active Directory Server form has been updated to include fields to capture an Active Directory Distinguished Name User and Password. CUBE CDR Monitoring CUBE CDR Monitoring alerts users if Variphy does not receive a minimum number of CDRs from CUBE in the previous hour. The update includes other application settings and improvements for seamless monitoring and reporting. Email alerts, CUBE CDR processing, and widget settings are among the enhancements available. Variphy 13.0 is just the latest version in the company's tradition of consistently delivering software updates and new products. Updates are always free for existing users. About Variphy Variphy creates leading-edge UC tools and analytics software solutions to streamline the service delivery and management of Cisco Unified Communications and Collaboration. Since 2004, it has helped over 1,500 organizations visualize, search, analyze, and report on their Cisco UC environments. Product development, sales and marketing, service delivery, and support teams are based in the United States.

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Striim and Databricks Partner to Bring Real-Time Data Integration to the Databricks Lakehouse

Striim | September 21, 2022

Striim, a global leader in unified real-time data integration and streaming, today announced at the Big Data LDN conference and expo that Striim has joined the Databricks Technology Partner Program. Databricks Technology Partners integrate their solutions with Databricks to provide complementary capabilities for ETL, data ingestion, business intelligence, machine learning, and governance. Striim’s integration with Databricks enables enterprises to leverage the Databricks Lakehouse Platform’s reliability and scalability to innovate faster while deriving valuable data insights in real-time via Striim’s real-time streaming capabilities. “It’s clear that the businesses that can make accurate, data-driven decisions more quickly have a clear advantage over their competitors. “We intentionally partner with technology providers like Striim to enable our customers to speed their time-to-insight via Databricks AI/ML solutions. We are excited to partner with Striim, providing our customers access to a fully-managed cloud service to seamlessly connect data from databases, applications, and disparate clouds to Databricks in real-time.” Ariel Amster, director of strategic technology partners at Databricks The Databricks Lakehouse Platform combines the best elements of data lakes and data warehouses, enabling users to unify their data, analytics, and AI, build on open-source technology, and maintain a consistent platform across clouds. Striim enables Databricks’s AI/ML to create new models that leverage real-time data resulting in far more accurate business predictions. This, in turn, means better decisions more quickly, giving businesses and significant competitive edge. “In today's digital economy, customer experience, data movement, and data governance require real-time streaming data. Legacy batch processes simply are not enough to meet the demands of today’s AI/ML applications,” said Philip Cockrell, Striim’s senior vice president of Business Development. “Striim’s software-as-a-service offering delivers ‘best-in-class’ capabilities for real-time data integration, helping Databricks customers more fully realize the proven AI/ML functionality Databricks delivers.” Striim Cloud delivers these capabilities for the enterprise in a managed service format that eliminates the complexity of building low-latency streaming data pipelines at scale. Instead of spending weeks implementing this new infrastructure, global enterprises can now integrate data from disparate sources in just a few clicks. About Striim Striim, Inc. is the only supplier of unified, real-time data streaming and integration for analytics and operations in the Digital Economy. Striim Platform and Striim Cloud make it easy to continuously ingest, process, and deliver high volumes of real-time data from diverse sources (both on-premises or in the cloud) to support multi- and hybrid cloud infrastructure. Striim collects data in real time from enterprise databases (using non-intrusive change data capture), log files, messaging systems, and sensors, and delivers it to virtually any target on-premises or in the cloud with sub-second latency enabling real-time operations and analytics.

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