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The Consulate General of Canada in Boston drives value and innovation in New England by connecting businesses to Canadian technology, intelligence, ideas, partnerships, suppliers, and talent.  With over 500 artificial intelligence companies, AI is one of Canada's fastest growing sectors, boasting world-leading expertise.

The Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation (MDI) began informally on September 23, 2015 at the Brookline, Massachusetts home of Gov. Michael Dukakis during his Distinguished Leadership Lecture delivered to the first Michael Dukakis Leadership Fellows of 2015-2016. Some two years later, on September 9, 2017, the Michael Dukakis Institute was officially launched at Loeb House, Harvard University with a Board of Leaders composed of: Chairman Michael Dukakis, Director Nguyen Anh Tuan, and members Nazli Choucri, Thomas Patterson, David Silbersweig and John Savage. The MDI mission was also established at that time: “Develop leaders in technology and science while providing an ethical framework for future generations of innovators and influentials, who will create a safe and secure environment based on shared human values, dignity and respect for all Citizens of the World, and to enrich their leadership capability in the interest of global peace and security with an emphasis on generating ideas, developing solutions, and deploying initiatives to solve global issues involving Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence.”

IBM Watson
Watson is the AI platform for business, powered by data. Watson can turn unstructured business data into actionable insights that enhance decision making. Watson understands the world in the way that humans do through senses, learning and experience. It learns at scale, reasons with purpose and interacts with humans naturally. ibm.com/watson.

Veritone® is a leading artificial intelligence company that has developed aiWARE™, an open and extensible platform offering orchestrated, cognitive computing to transform and analyze structured and unstructured data for clients in a variety of markets, including media and entertainment, legal, compliance, and government. The open platform integrates an ecosystem of cognitive engines and a suite of proprietary applications, to reveal unprecedented, multivariate insights.

Accenture solves our clients' toughest challenges by providing unmatched services in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. We partner with more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, driving innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. With expertise across more than 40 industries and all business functions, we deliver transformational outcomes for a demanding new digital world.

Dell EMC brings innovation to people and organizations of all types and sizes so they can transform and thrive in the digital economy. We uniquely power digital transformation by delivering best-in-class technology for applications, data, infrastructure and security from the edge to the core to the cloud.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that can understand, analyze and respond to human language to increase productivity and amplify human intelligence. With decades of domain expertise, Nuance works with thousands of organizations to create stronger relationships and better experiences for their customers and workforce. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com

Protabit is a protein engineering company that uses AI and machine learning capabilities to discover beneficial sequence mutations for therapeutic proteins. We also develop and maintain the ProtaBank protein sequence mutation database. This database collects and organizes published protein sequence mutation data found in the scientific literature (protabank.org).

WorkFusion Intelligent Automation
WorkFusion creates technology that makes economies work. The rapid rise of AI and automation along with the changing roles of people in the workforce have created both complexity and opportunity for individuals, businesses and entire countries. Our company’s purpose is to reduce this complexity and help our customers exploit the opportunity through products that pair people with intelligent software robots.

WorkFusion is headquartered on Wall Street in New York City with teams throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

CSAIL is committed to pioneering new approaches to computing that will bring about positive changes in the way people around the globe live, play, and work.

We focus on developing fundamental new technologies, conducting basic research that furthers the field of computing, and inspiring and educating future generations of scientists and technologists.

With more than 60 research groups working on hundreds of diverse projects, researchers focus on discovering novel ways to make systems and machines smarter, easier to use, more secure, and more efficient. Already a major part of everyday life, computing will become more and more integrated into human experience over the next 50 years. CSAIL will be a driver of this change, attracting brilliant, original thinkers who will dream up technological advances that truly improve our collective existence.

 

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FORTUNE helps you succeed big in business by connecting you with hard-to-access business luminaries and out-of-the-box disruptors. We benchmark success, empower leadership, spark insights, and fuel wisdom through unrivaled access and best-in-class storytelling.

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a $5 million AI and cognitive computing competition challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. This prize will focus on creating advanced and scalable applications that benefit consumers and businesses across a multitude of disciplines. The solutions will contribute to the enrichment of available tools and data sets for the usage of innovators everywhere. The goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs.

MIT Sloan Management Review leads the discourse among academic researchers, business executives and other influential thought leaders about advances in management practice, particularly those shaped by technology, that are transforming how people lead and innovate. MIT SMR disseminates new management research and innovative ideas so that thoughtful executives can capitalize on the opportunities generated by rapid organizational, technological and societal change.

AnalyticsWeek started with a meet up chapter started in 2013, enabling businesses and technology professionals to interact with each another around data and analytics. Additionally, this addressed the growing concern of the business community on the lack of knowledge surrounding ‘big data’. The meet ups therefore reiterated confidence amongst technology professionals as they understood data analytics from a business’s perspective. The outpouring support and the consequent hike in demand compelled us to create a weeklong conference that would bring the data community together. The aim of this conference was to discuss the current trends in data analytics around 5 knowledge areas/verticals: Data, Health, Finance, Marketing and Talent Analytics.

BERG is a Boston-based biopharma company focused on taking a bold “back to biology” approach to therapeutic discovery using its unique AI-based Interrogative Biology® platform. This platform combines patient biology and artificial intelligence-based analytics to engage the differences between healthy and disease environments. The patient’s own biology drives the platform’s results and guides us in the discovery and development of drugs, diagnostics and healthcare applications. Our platform utilizes patient population health data to bring actionable Patient IntelligenceTM to precision medicine applications. This means faster discovery and development of treatments, more effective precision treatments for individuals as well as a reduction in costs to our healthcare systems.

DataRobot offers an automated machine learning platform that empowers users to make better predictions faster. Incorporating a library of hundreds of open source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform automates, trains and evaluates predictive models in parallel, delivering more accurate predictions at scale. For more, visit www.datarobot.com.

DDN’s sustained vision and execution have made us the world’s largest privately held data storage company. Our technological and market leadership comes from our long-term investments in leading-edge research and development, our relentless focus on solving our customers’ end-to-end data and information management challenges, and the excellence of our employees around the globe, all relentlessly focused on delivering the highest levels of satisfaction to our customers.

To meet these ever-increasing requirements, users are rapidly adopting DDN’s best-of-breed high-performance storage solutions for end-to-end data management from data creation and persistent storage to active archives and the Cloud.

immuta

Immuta is the fastest way for AI-driven enterprises to accelerate the development and control of machine learning and advanced analytics. Immuta’s data management platform provides data scientists with rapid, personalized data access to dramatically improve the creation, deployment and auditability of ML and AI. For more information, visit www.immuta.com

Pure Storage helps customers build a better world with data through the industry’s first purpose-built AI data platform. Data-rich applications like deep learning, machine learning and data analytics are accelerated by Pure’s massively parallel architecture – delivering unprecedented performance (10x) and time-to-insight at scale. For more info, see www.purestorage.com

Sinequa is an independent software vendor providing a cognitive search and analytics platform for Global 2000 companies and government agencies. Combining search with advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning and Deep Learning algorithms, the solution extracts insight from both structured and unstructured data for users in their work context. Sinequa has been recognized as a leader in both the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Insight Engines and the Forrester Wave™: Cognitive Search & Knowledge Discovery Solutions Q2 2017. Sinequa develops its expertise and its business around the world with a broad network of technology and business partners.

Univa is the leading independent provider of software-defined computing infrastructure and workload orchestration solutions. Univa’s intelligent cluster management software increases efficiency while accelerating enterprise migration to hybrid clouds. Univa is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Toronto and Munich. For more information, visit www.univa.com.

Vyasa-Analytics

Vyasa Analytics provides deep learning software and analytics for life science and healthcare organizations. Cortex is Vyasa’s secure, highly scalable software platform for collaborative knowledge discovery and data analytics. The software identifies trends and patterns across disparate data sources, empowering project teams to gain insights and drive better decision making.

Alegion is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enablement company for enterprises by delivering scalable, on-demand, human and machine intelligence. The Alegion platform collects, categorizes, tags, and annotates training data for machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, speech recognition, and autonomous process projects.

Alegion’s unique services enable data scientists to concentrate on model optimization and accelerate time to value by creating and enriching training data and guaranteeing data quality. Alegion also provides content moderation, sentiment analysis, and data enrichment services. Founded in 2011, Alegion helps Fortune 500 companies monetize their data. For more information, visit www.alegion.com

Interactions provides Intelligent Virtual Assistants that combine AI & human understanding to enable businesses & consumers to engage in productive conversations. With flexible products & solutions for unified, multichannel customer care, Interactions is delivering significant cost savings & unprecedented customer experience for some of the largest brands in the world.

Dataiku DSS is the collaborative data science software platform for teams of data scientists, data analysts, and engineers to explore, prototype, build, and deliver their own data products more efficiently.

Expert System is a leading provider of cognitive computing and text analytics software based on Cogito. Expert System delivers solutions for a vast range of business requirements such as semantic search, open source intelligence, text analytics, natural language processing and development and management of taxonomies and ontologies.

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We help customers use technology to slash the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives.
Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both. Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed. For more info, go to www.hpe.com

Splunk takes your machine data and make sense of it. IT sense. Security sense. Business sense. Common sense. Splunk products deliver visibility and insights for IT and the business. Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. For more info, go to www.splunk.com

UiPath is a leading provider of Robotic Process Automation technology enabling global enterprises to design, deploy and manage a full-fledged robotic workforce that mimics employees in administering rules-based tasks and frees them from the daily routine of rote work. The UiPath RPA computing platform is dedicated to automate business processes. It provides process modelling, change management, deployment management, access control, remote execution and scheduling, execution monitoring, auditing and analytics in full compliance with enterprise security and governance best practices.

deepsense.ai helps companies gain competitive advantage by providing them with AI-based end-to-end solutions, with the main focus on computer vision, predictive analytics and NLP. We also deliver machine learning and deep learning training programs to support companies in building AI capabilities in-house. We use methodology developed during research and commercial projects we have done for clients including NTT, Nielsen, L’Oreal, Google and Intel.

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries.

Lux Research is a leading provider of market intelligence services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make better, informed decisions today to ensure future success. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux is uniquely positioned with technical expertise in addition to business insights, augmented by advanced analytics.

Rethink is expert in technology; Wireless, Video and the Internet of Things. Unlike some analyst groups, we don’t sugar coat how tough the future will be. To us these three areas are the most interesting and rich eco-systems in technology –cellular has some massive challenges ahead, but remains the largest technology industry in the world. Video, to quote Star Trek’s captain Kirk is the final frontier for technology, the toughest test of any network; and the internet of things teaches us to think differently about what role the cloud can have. Fresh waves of technology are arriving more frequently, leaving some industries to cope with sudden, radical change – change in what is expected of them; change in their investment requirements; change in their route to market formulas.

rpa2ai is a global industry analyst and advisory firm focused on enterprise automation and artificial intelligence. Our Credentials include extensive experience in advising global corporations on Digital Transformation. In-depth knowledge of Enterprise AI and Automation Applications. Hands-on experience in AI technologies. 360-degree technical evaluations of leading tools. Proprietary IP: Maturity Models, Benchmarks, Industry Landscape and a Global Presence: Asia-Pac and US. We are independent and unbiased.

DataRobot offers an enterprise machine learning platform that empowers users to make better predictions faster. Incorporating a library of hundreds of open source machine learning algorithms, the DataRobot platform automates, trains and evaluates predictive models in parallel, delivering more accurate predictions at scale.

Dell EMC brings innovation to people and organizations of all types and sizes so they can transform and thrive in the digital economy. We uniquely power digital transformation by delivering best-in-class technology for applications, data, infrastructure and security from the edge to the core to the cloud.

Nuance Communications, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in conversational AI innovations that bring intelligence to everyday work and life. The company delivers solutions that can understand, analyze and respond to human language to increase productivity and amplify human intelligence. With decades of domain expertise, Nuance works with thousands of organizations to create stronger relationships and better experiences for their customers and workforce. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com

Splunk takes your machine data and make sense of it. IT sense. Security sense. Business sense. Common sense. Splunk products deliver visibility and insights for IT and the business. Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. For more info, go to www.splunk.com

UiPath is a leading provider of Robotic Process Automation technology enabling global enterprises to design, deploy and manage a full-fledged robotic workforce that mimics employees in administering rules-based tasks and frees them from the daily routine of rote work. The UiPath RPA computing platform is dedicated to automate business processes. It provides process modelling, change management, deployment management, access control, remote execution and scheduling, execution monitoring, auditing and analytics in full compliance with enterprise security and governance best practices.

WorkFusion Intelligent Automation
WorkFusion Intelligent Automation empowers enterprise operations to digitize. WorkFusion delivers quick wins of robotic process automation (RPA) and the longer-term transformation and ROI of AI-powered cognitive automation through products purpose-built for enterprise operations.

Interactions provides Intelligent Virtual Assistants that seamlessly combine Artificial Intelligence and human understanding to enable businesses and consumers to engage in productive conversations. With flexible products and solutions designed to meet the growing demand for unified, multichannel customer care, Interactions is delivering significant cost savings and unprecedented customer experience for some of the largest brands in the world. For more information, visit www.interactions.com.

Intrprtr_ is the only company able to deliver a conversation platform, which seamlessly and easily allows unification of disparate applications and messaging solutions to communicate and collaborate productive exchanges of information between users and applications irrespective of their chosen device.

TMA Associates was founded in 1991 by William Meisel. Bill writes Speech Strategy News and is available for consulting assignments. A version of Speech Strategy News (early versions were entitled Speech Recognition Update and Telephone Strategy News) has been published since 1993, always as a paid-subscription newsletter with no ads. Through consulting assignments, he has aided many firms, from large to small, with strategies in leveraging speech technologies and building applications and services.

The Applied Voice Input Output Society (AVIOS) is a not-for-profit private foundation founded in 1981. AVIOS provides a forum for promoting practical applications of advanced speech technology, such as speech recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, and speaker authentication, along with supporting technologies such as natural language interpretation and knowledge representation. AVIOS organizes the Conversational Interaction Conference annually in collaboration with TMA Associates, continuing a long tradition of AVIOS conferences. AVIOS local chapters are active in areas that range from New York to Boston to Israel, providing informative talks and valuable networking.

The Cognitive Computing Consortium, the mission of the Cognitive Computing Consortium is to provide a forum for researchers, developers and practitioners of cognitive computing and its allied technologies. Its goals are to: Develop a Community, Create Alliances, Publish Research and Sponsor Events.

We are an independent, non-profit organization serving as the innovation hub for robotics and connected devices. Through our programming and events, we help bring together innovative startups and existing technology organizations to nurture the next generation of talent, and promote economic growth and innovation. By working with diverse local talent, we are helping to bring about the next global evolution of robotics.

The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. Founded in 1989, OMG standards are driven by vendors, end-users, academic institutions and government agencies. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries.

WITI started in 1989 as The International Network of Women in Technology and, in 2001, evolved into The WITI Professional Association, the world's leading trade association for tech-savvy women. Today, WITI is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities.

With a global network of smart, talented women and a market reach exceeding 2 million, WITI has powerful programs and partnerships that provide connections, resources, opportunities and a supportive environment of women committed to helping each other. Along with its professional association of Networks throughout the U.S. and worldwide, including Hong Kong, Great Britain, Australia, and Mexico, WITI delivers value for individuals that work for a company, the government or academia, as well as small business owners.

Design elegant AI solutions that create meaningful relationships. F(AI) provides enterprise-class AI as a Service platform and managed services for designing, implementing and optimizing AI-powered digital employees who engage your customers across multiple channels in multiple languages.

Hurwitz & Associates is a strategy consulting, market research and analyst firm that focuses on how technology solutions solve real world customer problems. Hurwitz research concentrates on disruptive technologies, such as Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Architecture and Web 2.0, Service Management, Information Management, and Social and Collaborative Computing.

Through talks, articles, workshops, seminars, and projects we strive to learn about the daunting challenges that organizations face admits a digital revolution and solutions for how to tackle them.The Innovation Lab customer portfolio encompasses international giants such as Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Microsoft, HP and Mars as well as proud Nordic brands such as Statoil, DNB, IKEA, Vestas, LEGO, B&O and the A.P. Moller Maersk Group. We are 35 employees spread in Denmark, Norway, Dubai and San Francisco.

Juniper Research has grown to become one of the leading analyst firms in the digital technologies and mobile sector. Juniper specialises in identifying and appraising new high growth market sectors within the digital ecosystem. Market sizing and forecasting are the cornerstones of our offering, together with competitive analysis, strategic assessment and business modelling. Our global clients range from mobile operators through to content providers, vendors and financial institutions.

Mobile ID World is here to bring you the latest in mobile authentication solutions and application providers. Our company is dedicated to providing users with the best content and cutting edge information on technology, news, and mobile solutions for your mobile identity management needs.From the same minds that brought you FindBiometrics, Mobile ID World is committed to bringing you the best information, in a quick, contextual, and comprehensive way. Mobile ID World is your authorized go-to source for everything in strong mobile authentication. This includes: M2M, NFC, access control, biometrics enabled smartphones and anything that promises to make life more convenient and secure.

Tractica is a market intelligence firm that focuses on human interaction with technology. The company’s market research and consulting services provide industry participants and stakeholders with in-depth analysis of emerging technology trends, business issues, market drivers, and end-user demand dynamics across multiple application domains including home, mobile, health, automotive, enterprise, and industrial markets. Tractica’s global market coverage combines qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a comprehensive view of the emerging market opportunities surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, User Interface Technologies, Wearable Devices, and Digital Health.

ZK Research specializes in being able to see the short term trends that require tactical shifts without losing sight of the long term strategic direction of his clients.

The definitive weekly newsletter on A.I. and Deep Learning, published by Waikit Lau and Arthur Chan. Our background spans MIT, CMU, Bessemer Venture Partners, Nuance, BBN, etc. Every week, we curate and analyze the most relevant and impactful developments in A.I.

Analytics Ventures was founded to create some of the most innovative data businesses of our generation. We are believers that mankind is on the verge of the most rapid transformation ever due to the growing symbiotic relationship between human and artificial intelligence. As such, we have developed a front-to-end venture studio that provides a proven execution framework to drive the highest probability of success and rapid market validation.

The FinTech Weekly Magazine features insider articles on recent issues and strategies in the finance industry. The articles are authored by professionals from the financial and tech industry, providing profound insights into topics that really matter today – and tomorrow.

Insight Pharma Reports are written by experts in consulting and industry who collaborate with us to provide a series of reports that evaluate the salient issues in pharmaceutical technology, business, and therapy markets. Insight Pharma Reports are used by leading pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic, consulting, and financial companies to keep abreast of the latest advances in pharmaceutical R&D, their potential applications and business impacts, and their current and future position in the marketplace.

LUI News, published since 1993, is the industry’s leading newsletter on the commercial use of speech and natural language technology, including speech recognition, natural language interpretation, text-to-speech, speaker authentication, audio search, and voice search, and developments in machine learning, AI, and other related technologies.

KDnuggets™ is a leading site on Business Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, Data Science, and Machine Learning. KDnuggets has received over 50 awards/mentions as a leading publication. For more information, click here.

A pioneer in scholarly open access publishing, MDPI has supported academic communities since 1996. Based in Basel, Switzerland, MDPI has the mission to foster open scientific exchange in all forms, across all disciplines. Our 212 diverse, peer-reviewed, open access journals are supported by over 35,500 academic editors. We serve scholars from around the world to ensure the latest research is freely available and all content is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).

RTInsights aims to provide a forum for this community to learn from other people’s experiences, glean insights from independent experts’ opinions, discover new developments, and follow relevant industry and vendor news.

We are dedicated to helping you understand the real-time ecosystem, how transformative it is and continues to be and how it can drive significant business value for your organization.

 

From the beginning, we’ve recognized that enterprise tech buyers need definitive guidance and insight when researching purchases. Written specifically for them, TechTarget’s problem-solving content achieves first-page ranking in organic search across more than 10,000 specific topics. Our readership’s editorial and marketing consumption patterns provide us unique insights into their needs and behaviors. Through nearly two decades of optimization, we’ve perfected ways of strengthening their interest and influencing their actions. Every day, we keep our finger on the pulse of what’s happening in your target market, what’s working for marketers and how we can better assist you in reaching your goals.

The TOP500 project was launched in 1993 to improve and renew the Mannheim supercomputer statistics, which had been in use for seven years.Our simple TOP500 approach does not define “supercomputer” as such, but we use a benchmark to rank systems and to decide on whether or not they qualify for the TOP500 list. The benchmark we decided on was Linpack, which means that systems are ranked only by their ability to solve a set of linear equations, A x = b, using a dense random matrix A.

Boston New Technology is a community-supported technology, startup and business networking group with 22k members/subscribers, whose mission is to help local businesses launch and grow, especially startups! BNT is an awesome network for entrepreneurs, investors, coders, designers, business-developers, marketers, technology enthusiasts and other professionals to connect at live events, be inspired and educated, share amazing opportunities, collaborate, launch and learn about new product ventures, form partnerships and grow businesses! Learn more at BostonNewTechnology.com