Aviso AI Adds Former Salesforce President Tony Owens as Advisor, Recognized in Gartner’s New Innovation Guide for Generative AI in Sales

REDWOOD CITY, CA. Oct. 9, 2023 – Aviso, the only end-to-end AI revenue operating system, announced today the appointment of former Salesforce President, Tony Owens, as Advisor. The company added it had been named in Gartner’s "Innovation Guide for Generative AI in Sales," by Varun Agarwal, Guy Wood, Adnan Zijadic, Melissa Hilbert and Dan Gottlieb, published Aug. 31, 2023.

Gartner’s latest report and complimentary webinar “How B2B Sellers Can Use Generative AI to Grow Revenue,” by Doug Bushee and Dan Gottlieb, examined the impact of Generative AI on the sales stack landscape. Two areas top of mind for business leaders were decreasing ramp time for new reps, and improving productivity while in the field. According to Gartner, sellers spend more than 52 percent of their time developing value messaging, while 49 percent of them feel overwhelmed with too many tools to do their job. The end result is less than 40 percent of sales leaders being satisfied with their sales technology stack.

“Aviso scales the best in the market for larger organizations with complicated sales hierarchies and definitions, unlike others which are simply a skin on top of Salesforce,” said Tony Owens,

Advisor to Aviso AI and former President of Salesforce. “Aviso allows customers to run business their way, not requiring them to change their internal processes based on their CRM. Aviso’s AI Chief of Staff makes it easy for any member of the revenue team to do more experimentation, run different pricing scenarios, perform earnings call analysis or generate messages because of its strong underlying AI models personalized based on the customer.”

Tony Owens steps in as the newest Advisor to Aviso following key customer wins and partnerships across the GTM ecosystem. Tony spent a decade helping Salesforce, where he served as President of the company, scale to become the largest CRM provider in the world. Tony is also a Board Director for SnapLogic, Pathlight and

“Our customers find new use cases with our AI everyday. They’re combining the data they have internally with external data investments in a single system like Aviso, and getting reps to trust their processes more by giving them an AI interface that makes acting on information faster, more conversational, and accurate,” said Trevor Rodrigues Templar, President and CEO of Aviso AI. “Tony brings extensive experience as a seasoned operator and strong customer advocate, and we’re excited to have him join our journey of putting AI in the palm of every employees’ hand.”

Debuting at New York Stock Exchange, MIKI - which stands for Machine Intelligent Knowledge Interface - is the first AI Chief of Staff purpose built for GTM. MIKI sits on top of Aviso’s revenue platform that brings together operations, sales, customer success and marketing together in a unified data model. MIKI saves customers up to 15 hours a week by serving as the quickest way to conduct AI-driven analysis, recommendations, automation, content generation and execution assistance for GTM activities.

About Aviso AI

Aviso is a Revenue Operating System that helps GTM teams deliver 98%+ accurate forecasts, predict future pipeline, and win more deals. The AI platform delivers integrated revenue intelligence, team-wide actions and course corrections, and augments sales teams while reducing the burden of CRM. Leaders such as Honeywell, New Relic, Elastic, Armis, and RingCentral have standardized on Aviso to manage revenue, gaining over 55% net new revenue per rep, 40% higher win rates, 160% higher pipeline conversion rates, and over 31% faster sales cycles.

Aviso is backed by Storm Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, and leading Silicon Valley and global technology investors.

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