15 May Fast Company Most Creative People
Cofounder and CEO, Accompany.
For doing your homework
Amy Chang is acutely aware of the risks of walking into a meeting unprepared. The former global head of Google Ads Measurement (and current Cisco board member) created the company’s first enterprise analytics product, back in 2010, and was tasked with selling it to clients. “I had my arse handed to me,” she recalls of her early sales calls when she didn’t have time to fully study up on the dozens of people she was pitching. “I felt like there must be something that makes it easier.” Today, Chang’s machine-learning-powered app, Accompany, takes care of such homework automatically. The recently launched platform scans users’ calendars and delivers briefings (professional and company information, photos, recent news articles, and more) on people they’re meeting; it also creates curated news feeds covering contacts and businesses. The service can scan hundreds of millions of sources, correctly matching people with companies while anticipating what information is most relevant to users.
Related Amy Chang Articles
Fast Company September 20, 2019
As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning begin to make dramatic changes behind the scenes of how companies operate, hear from Cisco’s Amy Chang as she shares how the customer service experience will become more personalized.
Fast Company by Amy Chang, November 29, 2019
Amy Chang of Cisco reveals how watching people walking by and observing facial expressions and body language she could discern if they were actually enjoying working together.
Marie Claire by Brooke Hauser Aug 23, 2018
Amy Chang in Marie Claire’s Immigration Issue: “I grew up knowing I was going to have to bring it. Every single day. There’s no free lunch. No free rides. No free anything, just sheer effort and persistence.”