“I believe that every application on the planet will be smarter or irrelevant”
Sisense CEO Amir Orad joins CTech to talk about the future of work in a data-driven world
As the world becomes more connected through platforms, devices, or applications, organizations are aware of the fact that their services must include analytics to better serve their customers. According to Sisense CEO Amir Orad, there’s no part of the world that is immune from the revolution that is coming.“We're on the journey to be everywhere but it’s a long journey,” he told CTech. “I believe that every application on the planet will be smarter or irrelevant.”
Sisense can help infuse its analytics to large grocery stores, but it can also help hospitals to assist with staffing issues, or even assist ventilator operators to distribute healthcare services to needed regions. Last year, the U.S government used Sisense to determine what countries, states, or hospitals needed ventilators as Covid-19 spread across the country.Before joining Sisense, Orad was the CEO of Actimize, a financial crime prevention solution ultimately acquired by NICE, and the co-founder of Cyota, a leading payment security provider for financial institutions which was sold to RSA security for $145 million. If Cyota sounds familiar, it’s because his co-founder, Naftali Bennett, is about to succeed Benjamin Netanyahu as Israel’s prime minister. Out of three companies, the first he founded and the others he later joined. “The first time you found a company, you know nothing but you have endless energy, conviction, and belief,” he told CTech. “And that supersedes or overrides the experience you lack in running and building a company. The advantage of doing it a second time, joining or starting another one, is that you have a lot more muscle memory and insight into the mistakes you made before... When you join a business, it’s like marrying into the family. Both sides choose each other and require deep chemistry and joint belief, or view of life.” That marriage is made with the people - people in the deep sense, who have chemistry, an ability to work together, and a cultural alignment that makes up the company’s DNA. “I’m very proud of the team I have at Sisense. Technology will not replace THAT,” he concluded.