Sponsors

Sponsors & Exhibitors

 

Corporate Hosts

IBM Watson: Outthink your biggest challenges
Watson represents a new era in computing called cognitive computing where systems can think and understand the world like humans. Watson’s cognitive technologies can understand all forms of data, interact naturally with people, and learn and reason, at scale. Watson is working with businesses, scientists, researchers, and governments to outthink our biggest challenges. With our suite of cognitive APIs and solutions, clients are already achieving business outcomes – from improving customer engagement, to scaling expertise, to driving innovation and growth.

Kogentix: Practical AI Fueled by Big Data
The Kogentix Automated Machine Learning Platform (AMP) makes it possible to deliver sophisticated AI applications.  From data ingestion, discovery and wrangling, to model development, training, and validation, to deployment and monitoring – AMP provides a unified and iterative approach to AI application development without complex coding requirements.  With prebuilt solutions such as predictive machine failure and consumer insights, and a services capability to ensure customer success, Kogentix enables organizations to build an AI competency while creating business impact.

SEL is a leading company in crystalline oxide semiconductor (c-OS) technology, used in high-quality IGZO materials for extremely low-power LSI chips. Transistors fabricated with this technology has superb leakage performance, i.e., 15 digits lower than that of silicon transistors, and can be used in devices such as AI chips, FPGAs, non-volatile memory devices. The leakage performance also enables analog arithmetic in hardware-implemented neural networks, which can be used for AI chips that have drastically lower power consumption than that of conventional solutions, allowing AI functionality at the edge. SEL plans to start shipping LSI chip samples of this technology through United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) this year.

Veritone is a leading artificial intelligence company that has developed the Veritone Platform, which unlocks the power of AI-based cognitive computing to seamlessly and automatically process, transform and analyze unstructured public and private audio and video data for clients in the media, politics, legal and law enforcement industries. The open platform integrates an ecosystem of best-of-breed cognitive engines and powerful applications, which are orchestrated together to reveal valuable, multivariate insights.

Platinum Sponsors

CognitiveScale builds industry-specific augmented intelligence solutions for financial services, healthcare, and digital commerce markets that emulate and extend human cognitive functions by pairing people and machines. Built on its CORTEX augmented intelligence platform, the company’s industry-specific solutions help large enterprises drive transformative change by increasing user engagement, improving decision-making, and delivering self-learning and self-assuring business processes.

Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry practice brings together one of the world’s largest groups of specialists respected for helping shape many of the most recognized brands and helping them thrive in a digital world. Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the most admired organizations, including 70% of the Fortune 500 as well as emerging growth companies on their way to becoming the next generation of market leaders. We work with one purpose: to deliver measurable, lasting results. Clients count on Deloitte to help them transform uncertainty into possibility and rapid change into sustainable progress. As used in this document, Deloitte means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

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. 

SapientRazorfish, part of Publicis.Sapient, is a new breed of transformation partner designed to help companies reimagine their business through radical customer-centricity. With more than 12,000 people and 70 offices around the globe, our capabilities span growth and business model strategy, new product and service innovation, enterprise digital transformation, IT modernization, omni-channel commerce, customer experience strategy, change management, digital operations, digital innovation, data strategy and advanced analytics.

Strategic Research Sponsor

Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 675,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide, rigorous and objective methodologies, and the shared wisdom of our most innovative clients. Through proprietary research, data, custom consulting, exclusive executive peer groups, and events, the Forrester experience is about a singular and powerful purpose: to challenge the thinking of our clients to help them lead change in their organizations

 

Premier Business Media Sponsors

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.

 

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 12 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

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.

Gold Sponsors

Coveo personalizes every digital experience for customers, partners, dealers, and employees. Coveo combines unified search, analytics and machine learning to deliver relevant information and recommendations across every business interaction, making websites, ecommerce, contact centers and intranets effortless and efficient. A Salesforce Gold ISV Partner and a Sitecore Platinum Technology Partner, Coveo partners with the world’s largest enterprise technology players and has more than 1,500 activations in mid-to-large sized global organizations across multiple industries.

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.

Dow Jones brings together world-leading data, media, membership and intelligence solutions. Our diversity of products and audiences means we deliver what companies and professionals need to tackle the business challenges that define their futures. We power the professional world with our new Dow Jones DNA Platform – a news & data integration platform that powers enterprise workflow & analytics.

Earley Information Science is a specialized information agency. We support measurable business outcomes by organizing your data – making it findable, usable, and valuable.  Our proven methodologies are designed specifically to address product data, content assets, customer data, and corporate knowledge bases. We deliver scalable governance-driven solutions to the world’s leading brands, driving measurable business results.

Expert System Inc. is a leading provider of cognitive computing and text analytics software based on the proprietary, patented, multilingual semantic technology of Cogito. Using Expert System’s products, enterprise companies and government agencies can go beyond traditional keyword approaches for the rapid sense making of their structured and unstructured data. Our technology has been deployed to deliver solutions for a vast range of business requirements such as semantic search, open source intelligence, multilingual text analytics, natural language processing and the development and management of taxonomies and ontologies.

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.

VoiceBase provides APIs for speech recognition, speech analytics and predictive analytics to surface insights every business needs.  Enterprises utilize VoiceBase’s deep learning neural network technology to automatically transcribe audio and video, score contact center calls, predict customer behavior and automate NPS. VoiceBase is privately held, and based in San Francisco.

AI World Executive Summit Platinum Sponsor

Pegasystems Inc. is the leader in software for customer engagement and operational excellence. Pega’s adaptive, cloud-architected software –built on its unified Pega® Platform –empowers people to rapidly deploy, and easily extend and change applications to meet strategic business needs. Over its 30-year history, Pega has delivered award-winning capabilities in CRM and BPM, powered by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic automation, to help the world’s leading brands achieve breakthrough business results.

AI World Executive Summit Gold Sponsors

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.

Flamingo is an enterprise technology (SaaS) company in the emerging fields of Machine Learning and Conversational Commerce that helps businesses to automate online customer experiences for financial services. Flamingo provides a suite of AI powered Virtual Customer Assistants helping businesses to improve customer experiences, increase online sales conversion rates and reduce service costs.

Strategic Deep Learning Partner

deepsense.ai creates deep learning solutions for enterprises. Data science is our core specialty. We offer a wide range of services, from data analytics and software engineering consulting to outsourcing and end-to-end custom software solutions.

Venture Capital Sponsor

Glasswing Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm dedicated to building the next generation of AI technology companies that address the connected world and the security of the ecosystem.

Premier Research Sponsor

451 Research is a preeminent information technology research and advisory company. With a core focus on technology innovation and market disruption, we provide essential insight for leaders of the digital economy. More than 100 analysts and consultants deliver that insight via syndicated research, advisory services and live events to over 1,000 client organizations in North America, Europe and around the world. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of The 451 Group.

Premier Association Sponsor

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.

 

Participating Sponsor

MIT CSAIL Alliances
The MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory – known as CSAIL ­– is the largest research laboratory at MIT and one of the world’s most important centers of information technology research.  CSAIL and its members have played a key role in the computer revolution. CSAIL Alliances is a gateway into the lab for organizations seeking a closer connection to the work, researchers and students of CSAIL. The program provides a proactive and comprehensive approach to developing strong connections with all CSAIL has to offer.

Exhibitors

AI Trends is the largest and most active dedicated media channel covering the rapidly growing artificial intelligence marketplace. Our mission is focused on AI in the enterprise. We cover all of the critical areas areas of AI, including machine learning, cognitive computing, big data, cloud, predictive analytics, start-ups and much more.

Alegion provides human intelligence solutions designed to accelerate and optimize AI and machine learning initiatives. Turnkey, managed offerings include custom training datasets, human-scored algorithm validation, and human-in-the-loop exception processing.

Cobalt is the leading provider of custom speech and language solutions for small and large businesses. We offer speech recognition, synthesis, and analysis of both text and audio. We apply our team’s experience to your company’s objectives.

CognitiveScale builds industry-specific augmented intelligence solutions for financial services, healthcare, and digital commerce markets that emulate and extend human cognitive functions by pairing people and machines. Built on its CORTEX augmented intelligence platform, the company’s industry-specific solutions help large enterprises drive transformative change by increasing user engagement, improving decision-making, and delivering self-learning and self-assuring business processes.

CrowdFlower is the essential human-in-the-loop AI platform for data science teams. CrowdFlower helps customers generate high quality customized training data for their machine learning initiatives, or automate a business process with easy-to-deploy models and integrated human-in-the-loop workflows. The CrowdFlower software platform supports a wide range of use cases including self-driving cars, intelligent personal assistants, medical image labeling, content categorization, customer support ticket classification, social data insight, CRM data enrichment, product categorization, and search relevance.

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.

deepsense.ai creates deep learning solutions for enterprises. Data science is our core specialty. We offer a wide range of services, from data analytics and software engineering consulting to outsourcing and end-to-end custom software solutions.

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.

Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry practice brings together one of the world’s largest groups of specialists respected for helping shape many of the most recognized brands and helping them thrive in a digital world. Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the most admired organizations, including 70% of the Fortune 500 as well as emerging growth companies on their way to becoming the next generation of market leaders. We work with one purpose: to deliver measurable, lasting results. Clients count on Deloitte to help them transform uncertainty into possibility and rapid change into sustainable progress. As used in this document, Deloitte means Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

Dow Jones brings together world-leading data, media, membership and intelligence solutions. Our diversity of products and audiences means we deliver what companies and professionals need to tackle the business challenges that define their futures. We power the professional world with our new Dow Jones DNA Platform – a news & data integration platform that powers enterprise workflow & analytics.

Earley Information Science is a specialized information agency. We support measurable business outcomes by organizing your data – making it findable, usable, and valuable.  Our proven methodologies are designed specifically to address product data, content assets, customer data, and corporate knowledge bases. We deliver scalable governance-driven solutions to the world’s leading brands, driving measurable business results.

eXalt’s mission is to enable companies to sell more, more profitably.  Our patented Knowledge Work as a Service (KWaaS) cloud platform gives B2B enterprises unlimited scale with digital knowledge workers making processes digital end-to-end without human touch.

Expert System Inc. is a leading provider of cognitive computing and text analytics software based on the proprietary, patented, multilingual semantic technology of Cogito. Using Expert System’s products, enterprise companies and government agencies can go beyond traditional keyword approaches for the rapid sense making of their structured and unstructured data. Our technology has been deployed to deliver solutions for a vast range of business requirements such as semantic search, open source intelligence, multilingual text analytics, natural language processing and the development and management of taxonomies and ontologies.

Forrester (Nasdaq: FORR) is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. We work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester’s unique insights are grounded in annual surveys of more than 675,000 consumers and business leaders worldwide, rigorous and objective methodologies, and the shared wisdom of our most innovative clients. Through proprietary research, data, custom consulting, exclusive executive peer groups, and events, the Forrester experience is about a singular and powerful purpose: to challenge the thinking of our clients to help them lead change in their organizations

 

IBM Watson: Outthink your biggest challenges
Watson represents a new era in computing called cognitive computing where systems can think and understand the world like humans. Watson’s cognitive technologies can understand all forms of data, interact naturally with people, and learn and reason, at scale. Watson is working with businesses, scientists, researchers, and governments to outthink our biggest challenges. With our suite of cognitive APIs and solutions, clients are already achieving business outcomes – from improving customer engagement, to scaling expertise, to driving innovation and growth.

iMerit is an on-demand digital data services company delivering data and content services for machine learning and data analytics. iMerit’s services use human intelligence to enable advanced computing capabilities. iMerit delivers services at above-industry standard quality and security, while effecting positive social and economic change by employing marginalized youth and women.

indico has developed a state-of-the-art enterprise deep learning platform for text and image analysis that can be deployed in the cloud or on premise and utilized via a simple-to-use web service. This, for the first time, enables companies to automatically extract meaningful insight from unstructured content at scale regardless of their size or capability. indico’s platform capabilities also enable our customers to quickly develop highly accurate new custom models in a fraction of the time and effort compared to traditional data science approaches.

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. 

Kogentix: Practical AI Fueled by Big Data
The Kogentix Automated Machine Learning Platform (AMP) makes it possible to deliver sophisticated AI applications.  From data ingestion, discovery and wrangling, to model development, training, and validation, to deployment and monitoring – AMP provides a unified and iterative approach to AI application development without complex coding requirements.  With prebuilt solutions such as predictive machine failure and consumer insights, and a services capability to ensure customer success, Kogentix enables organizations to build an AI competency while creating business impact.

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.

Maxeler Technologies provides real time data processing with unmatched speed, ultra low latency, low energy cost and physically small dataflow devices (DFEs) to compute workloads infeasible on other computers.

The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open-membership, not-for-profit technology standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and industries. OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified Modeling Language™ (UML®) and Model Driven Architecture® (MDA®), enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes, including IT Systems Modeling and Business Process Management.

ParallelM introduces a different approach to Operationalization of Machine Learning. Our software solution, “MLOps”™, manages the full production lifecycle of ML Business Applications, ensuring quality, reliability and scalability via ML Health, Production-model-governance, and ML Business metric optimization

Pegasystems Inc. is the leader in software for customer engagement and operational excellence. Pega’s adaptive, cloud-architected software –built on its unified Pega® Platform –empowers people to rapidly deploy, and easily extend and change applications to meet strategic business needs. Over its 30-year history, Pega has delivered award-winning capabilities in CRM and BPM, powered by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic automation, to help the world’s leading brands achieve breakthrough business results.

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.

SapientRazorfish, part of Publicis.Sapient, is a new breed of transformation partner designed to help companies reimagine their business through radical customer-centricity. With more than 12,000 people and 70 offices around the globe, our capabilities span growth and business model strategy, new product and service innovation, enterprise digital transformation, IT modernization, omni-channel commerce, customer experience strategy, change management, digital operations, digital innovation, data strategy and advanced analytics.

SEL is a leading company in crystalline oxide semiconductor (c-OS) technology, used in high-quality IGZO materials for extremely low-power LSI chips. Transistors fabricated with this technology has superb leakage performance, i.e., 15 digits lower than that of silicon transistors, and can be used in devices such as AI chips, FPGAs, non-volatile memory devices. The leakage performance also enables analog arithmetic in hardware-implemented neural networks, which can be used for AI chips that have drastically lower power consumption than that of conventional solutions, allowing AI functionality at the edge. SEL plans to start shipping LSI chip samples of this technology through United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) this year.

SFL is a US-based data science consulting and services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in data strategy, consulting, big data technology, machine learning development, and Artificial Intelligence. SFL works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders using custom algorithm development and data-driven solutions. We are industry agnostic and instead focus on solving complex, R&D, and core business problems.

SigOpt is an optimization platform that seamlessly tunes AI and ML model parameters through a state-of-the-art ensemble of Bayesian and global optimization algorithms behind a simple API.

SkyScale leases world-class cloud-based, ultra-fast multi-GPU hardware platforms for machine learning applications. SkyScale builds, configures, and manages dedicated systems allowing customers to focus on results while minimizing capital equipment investment.

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.

The University of New Hampshire is the public flagship institution in New Hampshire. It is a research intensive, doctoral institution with an uncommon dedication to undergraduate education and undergraduate research. UNH Online was developed in order to offer UNH students an additional option to complete their undergraduate degrees according to their own timetable and to reduce the total cost of degree completion. UNH designed its slate of online undergraduate courses purposefully, concentrating its offerings in lower-level core curricular areas and in its high demand majors.

Universal Robots (now part of Teradyne, Inc.) was co-founded in 2005 to make robot technology accessible to all industries by developing small, user-friendly, reasonably priced, flexible, industrial collaborative robots (cobots).

Veritone is a leading artificial intelligence company that has developed the Veritone Platform, which unlocks the power of AI-based cognitive computing to seamlessly and automatically process, transform and analyze unstructured public and private audio and video data for clients in the media, politics, legal and law enforcement industries. The open platform integrates an ecosystem of best-of-breed cognitive engines and powerful applications, which are orchestrated together to reveal valuable, multivariate insights.

VoiceBase provides APIs for speech recognition, speech analytics and predictive analytics to surface insights every business needs.  Enterprises utilize VoiceBase’s deep learning neural network technology to automatically transcribe audio and video, score contact center calls, predict customer behavior and automate NPS. VoiceBase is privately held, and based in San Francisco.

Educational Sponsor

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value

AI Startup Pavilion Exhibitors

Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off, is the pioneer in Emotion AI, the next frontier of artificial intelligence. Affectiva’s mission is to bring emotional intelligence to the digital world with emotion recognition technology that senses and analyzes facial expressions of emotion.

Algomus is building an AI-powered Virtual Business Analyst. Algo brings domain-specific and actionable data insights to his human colleagues and saves them time by automating tedious tasks.

Avata Intelligence is the creator of the Artificial Intelligence Management system, the first AI ecosystem designed to coordinate enterprise-level AI within a single, manageable framework.

Flamingo is an enterprise technology (SaaS) company in the emerging fields of Machine Learning and Conversational Commerce that helps businesses to automate online customer experiences for financial services. Flamingo provides a suite of AI powered Virtual Customer Assistants helping businesses to improve customer experiences, increase online sales conversion rates and reduce service costs.

GRAKN.AI is the database for AI. It is a hyper-relational database for knowledge-oriented systems to manage complex data that serves as a knowledge base for Cognitive/AI systems.

Innovation Incubator incubates and accelerates healthcare, auto, real estate and retail startups rooted in Cognitive/AI & Immersive Experience. See Cognitive Fabric from Cognub Decision Solutions in PropMix.io, GoGoCar, Drona and Indhaler.

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.

JobRobin is a next-generation hiring marketplace for data science, data engineering, and analytics professionals. Through unique candidate data, a specialized assessment process, and a data-driven interface, JobRobin makes hiring data professionals simple and affordable.

Life Whisperer uses artificial intelligence to better select healthy embryos for IVF, and to ultimately improve outcomes for couples wanting to have children.

Presagen’s unique AI platform allows rapid development and delivery of advanced cloud-based products for automation of human behavior, and image-based medical diagnostics..

Rao Infosystems’ AI based preventive customer experience, business performance, network and IT systems maintenance solution helps in proactive identification and troubleshooting of issues and automation of repeat issue resolution.

Skymind is the company behind Deeplearning4j, the only commercial-grade, open-source, distributed deep-learning library written for Java and Scala. We help Fortune 2000 corporations and national governments build deep learning solutions.

TurboPatent is a patent law firm alternative. Its automated invention protection (AIP) solution combines expert patent professionals with AI-based technologies to quickly, easily, and cost-effectively patent your inventions.

Zylotech is an MIT spin-off with an award-winning AI Customer Insights Platform which combines customer data management with a deep-learning driven decisioning engine. Zylotech uncovers probabilistic customer behavior patterns from ALL of your data sources to enable real time, high success rate customer marketing.

Research Sponsors

Aite Group is a global research and advisory firm delivering comprehensive, actionable advice on business, technology, and regulatory issues and their impact on the financial services industry. With expertise in banking, payments, insurance, wealth management, and the capital markets, we guide financial institutions, technology providers, and consulting firms worldwide. We partner with our clients, revealing their blind spots and delivering insights to make their businesses smarter and stronger..

Dean Bubley is an experienced and well-connected technology industry analyst and consultant, with a track record of accurate predictions, timely advice and outspoken opinions. Best known as the founder of Disruptive Analysis and @disruptivedean on Twitter, he has over 20 years experience tracking innovation and company strategies in the mobile, telecoms & IT fields. He also covers regulatory and policy-making issues, and advises on the broader societal impacts of technology evolution.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Intelligent Assistant/Bot Workshop Sponsors

Algomus is building an AI-powered Virtual Business Analyst. Algo brings domain-specific and actionable data insights to his human colleagues and saves them time by automating tedious tasks.

Cobalt is the leading provider of custom speech and language solutions for small and large businesses. We offer speech recognition, synthesis, and analysis of both text and audio. We apply our team’s experience to your company’s objectives.

Flamingo is an enterprise technology (SaaS) company in the emerging fields of Machine Learning and Conversational Commerce that helps businesses to automate online customer experiences for financial services. Flamingo provides a suite of AI powered Virtual Customer Assistants helping businesses to improve customer experiences, increase online sales conversion rates and reduce service costs.

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.

WhosOn is a live chat leader. By bridging the best of live chat software with the best of AI, WhosOn is rapidly becoming a sophisticated chatbot platform for global brands.

Contributing Sponsors

BI Brainz is a global BI & Analytics consulting and solutions company that uses a proprietary formula evolved over many years and 100’s of successful implementations to help organizations turn data into action, insights and outcomes.

Clickworker is a leading micro tasking marketplace, being independently ranked the top company in crowdsourcing niche. Clickworker cloud technology platform caters AI algorithms training, data management and web research services. Clickworkers create on demand custom datasets for training artificial intelligence, focusing on machine vision and conversational AI. With a global workforce of over 800,000 Clickworkers we can deliver required training data, process existing data, perform system testing and validate results.

Cray builds innovative systems and solutions enabling data scientists and researchers to meet existing and future computation challenges. Leveraging years of experience developing the world’s most advanced supercomputers, Cray brings you a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance computing, storage, analytics and AI solutions delivering unrivaled performance, efficiency and scalability.

Using LifePod – a new service combining a natural voice assistant with IOT sensors and AI – adult children and professional caregivers can now monitor and support their parents or clients as they age-in-place.

Mighty AI’s Training Data as a Service™ platform helps companies get the accurate, high-quality datasets they need to train and scale their computer vision and natural language models.

Synaptik helps SMB create a smarter organizations using a blend of plug-n-play automated data management, artificial intelligence and flexible-software that adapts with every department.

Xilinx, Inc. is the leading provider of All Programmable semiconductor products, including FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, RFSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized. 

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