The Partnership on AI and the National Science Foundation Announce Joint Support for Exploratory Research on AI and Society

Partnership on AI

Together with the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), the Partnership on AI (PAI) is pleased to announce a joint $4.5 million funding pool for high-risk, high-reward research at the intersection of the social and technical dimensions of AI. Focus areas of PAI-NSF research program.

Sales Operations: A CEO's Secret Weapon for Doubling Sales Growth

Mansfield Sales Partners

Over 40 years ago, Xerox established the world's first sales operations unit: a dedicated team to help salespeople sell faster, better and more efficiently. Their job? To take on activities such as forecasting, sales planning and territory design. Or in group leader J. Patrick Kelly’s words, “all the nasty number things that you don’t want to do, but need to do to make a great sales force.”. sales ops sales operations


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Why have VPs of Channel Sales Forgotten Best Practices Validated Over 160 Years Ago

Successful Channels

In 1850, Isaac Singer introduced the first automatic sewing machine to be sold to homemakers and seamstresses for $10. Up to that point, sewing machines sold for hundreds of dollars almost exclusively to commercial businesses. .

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“ It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. ” —Warren Buffett Establishing a reputation takes time. Building a successful partnership also takes time. It’s important for you and your organization to create the right framework from the start and review the structure and process of the partnership on an ongoing basis to measure its success or failure.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Why All-In-One Collaboration Tools Are the #FutureOfWork for 2019


Teamwork apps usually win awards for being great at the one thing they focus on: team communication, task management, productivity, file sharing, etc. You won't often see one app leading in multiple award categories, but in 2018, that's exactly what Samepage did. And more importantly, why? Allow us to send you into 2019 with the answers: Language. English

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The Great Innovation Wall of China: A Benefit or Hindrance?


Last week’s launch of China’s Chang’e-4 spacecraft to the dark side of the moon showed that the sky’s the limit for China’s achievements and ambitions in technology and innovation. China’s online economy is booming, there are over 802 million Internet users (out of a population of 1.6 billion) , and many companies want a slice of the digital pie.

Talking HR Technology on the JoyPowered Workspace Podcast

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Introducing Our First Chinese Member to the Partnership on AI

Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI was established to bring together diverse global voices to realize the promises, minimize the challenges, and better understand the impacts of artificial intelligence. Today, we are delighted to announce that our partnership has become a little more global, and even more diverse, with the inclusion of our first member from China – Baidu. Baidu is a leading Chinese internet search provider.

Expanding the Partnership on AI to include new members, geographies, and sectors

Partnership on AI

We are excited to announce that we have added 10 new organizations to the growing Partnership on AI community. The latest cohort of new members represents a diverse range of sectors, including media and telecommunications businesses, as well as civil rights organizations, academia, and research institutes. These new members will bring valuable new perspectives.

How Zoom Uses AI to Ramp up Sales Certification and Proficiency

Zoom was struggling to ensure that sales reps around the world––with different levels of experience and proficiency––were getting certified on updated messaging. Traditional methods were unexciting, time-consuming, and ineffective! Find out how they achieved success in Second Nature’s Customer Case Study!

Partnership on AI Welcomes Julia Rhodes Davis as Director of Partnerships

Partnership on AI

We are excited to welcome Julia Rhodes Davis as inaugural Director of Partnerships for the Partnership on AI (PAI). Julia joins us from DataKind, where she most recently served as Managing Director of Capital and Growth. Prior to that, Julia was a partner at Citizen Engagement Laboratory, an incubator and accelerator for tech-fueled social impact startups. Her primary expertise is bringing together diverse coalitions of interests to promote responsible technology.

Expanding the Partnership on AI Community – August 1st

Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI exists to study and formulate best practices on AI, to advance the public’s understanding of AI, and to provide a platform for open collaboration between all those involved in, and affected by, the development and deployment of AI technologies. To succeed in this mission, we need deep involvement from diverse voices and viewpoints that represent a wide range of audiences, geographies, and interests.

The 3 Biggest Lies Channel Executives Tell Themselves Every Year

Successful Channels

According to this year’s YouGov ([link] survey on New Year’s resolutions, the number one response was to lose weight and the second was to exercise more. We all know why we make these annual commitments. We want to look better, live longer and be healthier.

How Super CAMs Can Create the Perfect Sales / Enablement Balance in 2018

Successful Channels

The tension between short-term channel sales target achievement and medium-term partner enablement has never been greater. At the end of 2017, I overheard a VP of channel sales saying to his CAM team “you can invest in enabling your partners as long as you are achieving your sales targets.”.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Transform Your Channel Managers to Rock Star Legends for Their Partner

Successful Channels

Are you ready to help make your channel managers as beloved by their partners as their favorite rock stars? Just imagine the cheers and the concert lighters (or concert lighter apps) glowing in adoration for your channel managers as they roll into your partner’s offices for business planning , scorecarding and QBR work-sessions. Your partners will be queuing up outside your office waiting for a chance to meet with channel managers who have new superstar appeal. No, this is not fantasy.

Working Group Charters: Guiding our exploration of AI’s hard questions

Partnership on AI

We are at a critical moment for AI’s development, its applications, and use. Advancements in algorithms, computing power, and rich data are helping the field to solve technical challenges that will improve domains such as perception, natural language understanding, and robotics, bringing great value in the years ahead. New technologies made possible by these advances affect fields such as education, accessibility, health, and public administration.


“Fair, Transparent, and Accountable AI” Working Group launches in London

Partnership on AI

PAI recently convened its second Working Group focused on Fair, Transparent, and Accountable AI (FTA). The group is comprised of 70 representatives from technology, academia, and civil society engaging in dialogue, research, and the creation of best practices for addressing intelligent systems that may manifest unfairly, opaquely, or without accountability. Verity Harding, Co-Lead of Ethics & Society at DeepMind, and Edward Felten, Robert E.


You’ll Never Do Channel Sales Enablement the Old Way Ever Again

Successful Channels

Top channel executives agree that sales enablement of your channel team is one of the most important things to improve revenue growth. It is proven that sales teams of any type that a trained, capable, and motivated will yield consistently higher revenue growth rates.

Top 10 Tactics for a Successful SKO!

The 2022 Sales Kick Off is your big opportunity to align your sales team and drive change. Make sure it's successful with SecondNature’s SKO Ebook! Find out: ? How to set the right goals and KPIs ? How to translate vision into tactics ? How to keep salespeople engaged.

Partnership on AI Announces Peter Eckersley as Director of Research

Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI (PAI) is excited to announce Peter Eckersley as our inaugural Director of Research. Peter will lead the Partnership’s research practice on topics associated with PAI’s mission, including on best practices for the ethics, safety, fairness, inclusiveness, trust, and robustness for AI research, applications, and services. His work will focus both on projects directed and executed by PAI and in external collaboration with PAI’s membership and other stakeholders.

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Why Your Partner Planning Process May be a Train Wreck & How to Get Back on Track

Successful Channels

Why do partners dread business planning with their vendor teams? Because it is one of the most unsatisfactory, waste-of-time activities they participate in every year. Typically, the only part of joint business planning that is “joint” is done with a vendor channel account manager. Ninety percent of the value of most partner business planning processes goes one way – from the partner the vendor. A couple of weeks ago, I had a conversation with a well-respected partner executive.

Successful Partnering is More about People than Programs

Successful Channels

Today’s carefully architected partner programs that use industry accepted best practices often fail because they are designed to attract and engage all partner types but are not aligned with the changing business models or needs of individuals within these partner organizations. Today, more than ever, the business of partnering has become personal in the way relationships are built and nurtured.

The Difference Between B2C and B2B Sales

Mansfield Sales Partners

A common misconception is that if you have certain skills and a good bit of experience, you can move between business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales with relative ease. However, selling to retail and corporate markets require completely different approaches and skillsets. B2B sales

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Create a Strategy with IMPACT, Not Strategery


Wikipedia defines strategy as “is a high level to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.” ” The word is of military origin, deriving from the Greek word strategos. In military usage strategy is distinct from tactics, which are concerned with the conduct of an engagement, while strategy is concerned with how different engagements are linked.

Building a Community of Practice: Reflections from our 2nd All Partners Meeting

Partnership on AI

On Wednesday, November 14th, the Partnership on AI held its 2nd annual All Partners Meeting in San Francisco, California. Representatives from our 80+ member organizations – for-profit companies, civil society organizations, academic institutions, and advocacy groups – traveled from across the globe to reflect on 2018 progress, and to plan for the future. It was a day of insight, collaboration, and new perspectives.

PAI Announces New Institutional Board Directors

Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI is pleased to announce the addition of two Directors to its board, Jerremy Holland (Apple) and Joaquin Quiñonero Candela (Facebook). The Partnership on AI Board of Directors is comprised of an equal number of directors representing for-profit and not-for-profit interests.

Partnership on AI Welcomes Samir Goswami as Chief Operating Officer

Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI (PAI) is excited to announce Samir Goswami as its first Chief Operating Officer. Samir will lead an operations team that will help to support the Partnership’s programming, including the Partnership’s annual operating plan, budget, and staffing operations. Samir will also spearhead work on the Partnership’s strategic orientation, in support of its position within the AI ecosystem, and assist in efforts that promote AI’s applications around social good.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

New Sales Process – The Key to Scaling Sales Beyond a Founder

Mansfield Sales Partners

In a company's early stages, the heavy lifting of sales often falls to the founder and core team. They step into multiple roles, from finding opportunities to qualifying leads to managing the customer after the sale. Driven by passion for the product and vision for the company, founders often enjoy astronomically high conversion rates—thriving on their deep expertise and experience to close deals. Sales Process Sales organization


The Key to an Effective Cybersecurity Sales Strategy

Mansfield Sales Partners

At its most basic, a sales strategy is all about demonstrating to your market that your product or service can fulfil a need. And yet, even when your product is good and the need is urgent, there are numerous reasons why a potential customer may walk away. Among them, is simply a breakdown in effective communication. Sales Strategy cybersecurity sales


The Partnership on AI is Hiring: Policy, Communications, COO, and Program Associates

Partnership on AI

The Partnership on AI (PAI) is continuing to grow its team and is hiring for two additional roles: Director of Policy and Head of Communications. In addition, PAI continues its hiring for Chief Operating Officer and Program Associate candidates. Check out all open positions here.).