How GDPR Drives SAP’s Acquisition Strategy

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SAP acquired Gigya for $350 million in September for its consumer identity management solution. The deal, which just closed, will help SAP extend its cross-platform identifier – the SAP Hybris Profile – to new channels like over-the-top TV and social. It also gives SAP more clout to help companies manage their opt-ins amid looming privacyContinue reading »

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Under SAP, Gigya Aims To Be The Consumer Identity System Of Record

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German software giant SAP purchased Gigya for $350 million in late September to acquire expertise in identity management. Gigya will merge with the Hybris Business unit – home to SAP’s ecommerce marketing platform. Gigya helps brands and publishers unify and manage identity data like social logins, site or in-app registrations and email. On Tuesday, GigyaContinue reading »

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P.F. Chang’s Dishes Up A Digital-First Data Strategy

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While P.F. Chang’s first order of business is stir-fry, it’s also cooking up a fresh data strategy to support its new brand push. As the owner of 212 Asian-themed concept restaurants around the globe, P.F. Chang’s strategy – and its custom-built technology stack – once primarily catered to the dine-in audience. “As takeout and third-partyContinue reading »

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Managing Consumer Privacy Matters Now More Than Ever

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“Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media. Today’s column is by Patrick Salyer, CEO at Gigya. If we’ve learned anything about progress, it’s that regulation rides hot on the heels of innovation. With the birth of the airline industry, for example, cameContinue reading »

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