Inside the creation of D&B’s Cloud Innovation Center

By Patricia Riedman Yeager

Wringing more value from data — and doing so with cloud-based services — is a central part of Dun & Bradstreet’s strategy. So last April, the $1.7 billion commercial information giant picked up a Vancouver-based startup called Indicee. D&B’s plan: to use the Indicee team as the core of a new Cloud Innovation Center in Vancouver, Canada.

cunningham-DBHeading up the new center is Mark Cunningham, left, founder of Indicee. “D&B has historically been a data content company,” he says. “We have a layer of software to create more value from the data and connect the dots from the data at a high level…We were all looking at each other and saying, ‘this is a really good fit.’”

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