Sponsors

Corporate Host

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.

Platinum 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.

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.

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

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.

Premier Business Media Sponsor

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.

 

Premier Media Sponsors

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.

The Robot Report gathers and reports industry news, tracks the business of robotics, and has worked with others to develop an index of robot industry stocks. Whether reporting about a robotic arm, a new robotic hand, artificial intelligence (AI) or the stock results of the robotics industry, The Robot Report strives to keep you informed.  Learn more at therobotreport.com


Gold Sponsors

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.

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

Conference Breakfast Sponsors

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 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.

Silver Sponsors

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.

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.

Premier Research Partner

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.

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 Association Sponsors

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.

 

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

SFL Scientific is a US-based data science consulting firm that develops custom data-driven systems for organizations in all industries. We design, prototype, integrate, and manage sophisticated AI platforms by leveraging emerging technologies in data engineering, machine learning, and predictive analytics. We focus on solving complex and R&D problems with the best methods available, creating automated and predictive tools to accelerate accurate decisions. By employing a holistic approach, we combine the latest technical advances, real-world expertise, innovation, and specific domain knowledge to generate tangible and immediate value for our clients.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AI Startup Pavilion Exhibitors

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.

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.

Research Sponsors

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.

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.

AI Strategy & Technology Solutions Theater

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.

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.

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

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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.

Intelligent Assistant/Bot Workshop Sponsors

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.

Media Sponsors

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

 

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.

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