Top Tech Trend Sees Revival of Silicon Valley’s Namesake as Emerging Tech Demand Grows

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The rise of new semiconductor innovators reimagining silicon’s potential to meet the pace of today’s emerging tech-dominated world outshone as the #1 tech trend over the next few years – as established by Churchill Club, Silicon Valley’s venerable thought leadership forum.

Presented in partnership with Accenture and Forbes Media, the 21st edition of Churchill Club’s annual Top 10 Tech Trends debate evaluates trend predictions for the years ahead and uncovers those that will drive the most change. A panel of five notable venture investors each present two key trends, discuss their potential impact and welcome a live audience to weigh in with the help of polling partner, Poll Everywhere.

“Our mission at Churchill Club centers on strengthening innovation, economic growth and social good,” said Churchill Club CEO Karen Tucker. “This annual debate advances our aim by exposing our entrepreneurial, enterprising audiences to important ideas and opportunities for beneficial change.”

Olan Kenneally, managing director at Accenture, echoed this sentiment, reinforcing how tech trends discussed at Club events past have offered the tech community first-hand insights into the impact emerging influences would have on tomorrow’s society.

“As leaders look ahead toward the future of their businesses, it’s critical that they examine where and how emerging technologies can drive disruption and growth,” said Kenneally, “The Churchill Club’s annual event is an important indicator for forward-looking organizations in the Bay Area and beyond.”

This year’s event in Santa Clara, CA, brought together partners from Canvas Ventures, Aspect Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Mayfield and Venrock to submit their strongest forecasts. Returning to the stage as the lively debate’s “referees” were Forbes Media’s CEO Mike Federle and publisher Rich Karlgaard. Attendees were treated to a ground-breaking exhibit of portraits created with artificial intelligence by Churchill Club artist-in-residence Pamela Davis Kivelson and her collaborative called, Neur-on.

The Top 10 Tech Trends for 2019, ranked by percentage of audience agreement, are:
1.    The renaissance of silicon will create industry giants
2.    Federal defense and intelligence budgets will dramatically unlock for startups
3.    Biology as a technology will reinvent trillion-dollar industries
4.    Flexible fertility management will become mainstream
5.    Rise of functional medicine
6.    Distributed workforces will become the norm
7.    Digital technology makes positive inroads on mental health
8.    Physical space: The final frontier
9.    A democratized network of trust
10.    VR-AI-bioelectronic wearables program our emotions in healthful and intentional ways

To learn more about these trends and what fueled the debate from both ends of the spectrum, stay tuned for a deeper dive from the Churchill Club blog. In the meantime, you can find a complete video recording of the event at the Churchill Club YouTube channel.

About Churchill Club
Churchill Club is Silicon Valley’s top independent thought leadership forum, with the mission to strengthen innovation, economic growth, and societal benefit. The 7,500-member, 33-year-old, 501(c)(3) non-profit regularly convenes dynamic, future-focused events where global business and thought leaders meet to discuss and debate, inform and educate, forecast and evaluate the timeliest trends of the day. To learn more about Churchill Club, visit http://www.churchillclub.org.

 

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B2M Solutions Secures Innovate UK Funding

ABINGDON, England, June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — B2M Solutions today announced it has been awarded a substantial loan from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to further its research and development in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning used to support Enterprise Mobile Devices, Applications and workers.

“Innovate UK is supporting B2M Solutions with an innovation loan for a project to use artificial intelligence in its software to meet the needs of its customers,” says Tim Sawyer, Chief Investment Officer at Innovate UK. “We are pleased to support such an ambitious and market-driven technology business.”

This new round of funding will be used to advance Elemez, the company’s industry-leading real-time mobile device analytics software. Specifically, the company will use AI methods to work with large sets of unstructured data to advance our Elemez platform around:

  • Detecting unusual behaviours and anomalies in mobile devices and applications
  • Discovering key relationships between different metrics
  • Adapting to changing operational conditions
  • Predicting problems before they occur and automatically making recommendations to optimise performance and avoid failure and downtime of mobile devices

“B2M is pleased to be awarded further Innovate funding having previously been awarded a number of grants and therefore recognized as a leading technology vendor,” says Julie Purves, Founder and CEO, B2M Solutions. “This funding allows us to expand our research and application of new AI and Machine Learning techniques to further predict and prevent the outages of mobile devices which today negatively impact mobile worker efficiencies and costs.”

About B2M Solutions:

B2M Solutions™ is a global software company dramatically improving how enterprise mobility is operated and managed. The company’s flagship product, Elemez™, provides real-time actionable analytics and operational intelligence for enterprise mobile devices and applications. Unlike traditional enterprise mobile software management tools used for MDM, EMM and UEM, Elemez proactively identifies, isolates and predicts issues to help enterprises prevent and avoid problems, improve enterprise mobility’s performance and lower the True Cost of Ownership™ of mobility. mprodigy® is B2M’s mobile enterprise management platform (MDM/EMM) and offers a proven, cost-effective management layer for line-of-business enterprise mobility.

Founded in 2002, B2M is a privately held company based in Abingdon, UK, with North American operations in Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A. For additional information, visit http://www.b2msolutions.com.

About Innovate UK:

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

They drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.

Visit innovate UK at https://www.ukri.org/

 

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Terbine Enables Data Trading Alliances For Advanced Mobility

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Terbine announced today at the ITSA Annual Conference the full rollout of a specialized version of its Internet of Things data exchange system, featuring over four thousand data feeds generated by ITSA public agency members.

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America has over 300 member-organizations ranging from major automakers to federal, state and municipal highway authorities. The ITSA Data Exchange, as it is called, offers a frictionless environment for participants to share, and in some cases monetize, their IoT data feeds with the goal of improving road safety and transportation efficiency. It is searchable now at https://itsa.terbine.io

“Advanced mobility is driving the demand for curated data sharing,” said David Knight, Terbine Founder and CEO. “The ITSA Data Exchange has all of the functionality of the Terbine Exchange with the association’s branding. It’s a powerful tool for the growing data-based ecosystems that are forming around autonomous aerial and land vehicles, smart cities, smart grids, next-generation infrastructure and related technology-driven sectors.”

The ITSA Data Exchange system is akin to having a private commodities exchange, with many input feeds and many participants operating within a large closed user group. It provides advanced data curation, automated handling of regulatory and licensing matters, tracking of transactions and a highly advanced policy engine that gives administrators full control over who can access any given IoT data feed. The offering includes a web-based console that is used to manage member accounts, control data feeds and assign pricing when desired. Terbine hosts and operates the exchange for ITSA, facilitates onboarding of both the member-organization who produce data and end user organizations, along with training and customer support.

About Terbine

Terbine is building the first global ecosystem for the seamless exchanging of machine-generated/IoT data. Over two years in development, the IoT Data Exchange is capable of characterizing, categorizing, licensing, monetizing, tracking and securitizing the flow of billions of IoT data feeds emanating from public agencies, academic sources and commercial entities. Designed to leverage key advances in artificial intelligence, blockchain and edge computing, Terbine will scale with the growth in IoT data generation and solidify its usage within and between industries, to the benefit of global commerce and people alike. For more information visit https://terbine.com/

 

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Appy Pie’s DIY Chatbot Builder to Enter the Chatbot Ecosystem and Cater to Small Businesses

WARRENTON, Va., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Appy Pie, the no code app building platform that allows anyone with no coding skills to convert their app ideas into reality, is all set to launch its DIY chatbot builder, letting small businesses build their own chatbots and add them to their websites or mobile apps.

Appy Pie

The global closed beta version of Appy Pie’s Chatbot Builder – the latest addition to their pioneering DIY platform will soon be launched. This next generation chatbot builder from Appy Pie will surely prove to be beneficial for businesses by adding an edge to the overall user experience, thus offering support and driving sales and revenue like never before.

Just like their app building and automation platform, Appy Pie’s chatbot builder will be powered by artificial intelligence, making it easy and cost-effective for business owners to create their own chatbots without any technical expertise. With their own chatbot, businesses can not only scale live chat conversations on their website but can also automate their processes and lessen the burden of their customer support team by automating the easy tasks that don’t require human action.

“In this era of Artificial Intelligence, everything has become automated and simple to use. So, to ensure that small and medium-sized businesses have the resources to integrate the latest and greatest technologies, we have taken a step further and are all set to launch chatbot builder for our users,” says Scot Small, CEO Appy Pie. “With this DIY chatbot builder, businesses can build their own chatbot without any coding and that too in minutes. Utilizing our chatbot builder, you can build three different types of chatbots according to the functionality you desire – drive sales, offer support, and actual agent transfer,” he added.

Appy Pie has offices in London, New Delhi, and Virginia, with a combined staff of more than 200 people. The company’s sole aim is to empower small businesses and help them achieve success in this cut-throat competition. A simple, yet powerful DIY platform, Appy Pie also helps startups save thousands of dollars with its workflow automation services, enabling them to create a greater impact with less efforts by adding speed, consistency, and visibility to their workflow.

About Appy Pie

Appy Pie, a Trademark of Appy Pie LLC, is an unrivalled leader in the mobile app bandwagon that allows anyone to transform their app ideas to reality, without any technical knowledge. Simply drag and drop the features and create an advanced Android or iOS application for mobiles and smartphones, as easy as pie. You can also install Appy Pie’s Android and iOS App and start creating your app on the fly. You can also download the PWA version of your app through PWA Store.

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sales@appypie.com 
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Andrea Electronics enters into technology license and sales agreement with Lingmo International

BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Andrea Electronics Corporation (ANDR) (Andrea), a pioneer of digital array microphones and noise reduction software that optimizes the performance of voice driven applications, announced today that it has entered into a business relationship with Lingmo International.

Lingmo is an Australian based company that develops real time natural language translation application software. Lingmo is a partner developer utilising IBM’s core Watson AI services for voice applications. Lingmo’s focus is to provide real-time voice audio translation for enterprise customers that demand a secure system for translating private business conversations and international meeting communications.

Andrea’s PureAudio filtering and array microphone beam forming software is designed to enhance the intelligibility of natural language processing systems and is certified for use with IBM Watson speech recognition applications. Andrea will license their audio input technology to Lingmo for embedding into some of Lingmo’s translation application software.

The combined solution will be better able to understand far-field speech input when used in real world noisy environments.

In addition, the two companies will develop new digital microphone products and smart terminal hardware products for customer applications such as: real time transcription and translation for international hotel and resort hospitality, conference presentations and business travel mobile phone applications all with a secure data feature. The two companies have also entered into a sales agreement in which Andrea will market the combined products, focusing on US enterprise customers.

Danny May, CEO of Lingmo, stated, “Having clear voice input is the catalyst for superior translation output and our exciting partnership with Andrea will provide our team the ability to deliver this. Combining their skills and expertise with our superior translation technology will bring significant benefits to our client’s globally.”

“Andrea is eager to work with Lingmo to enhance their state-of-the-art AI translation software voice input, for applications that are deployed in demanding real world noisy environments,” said Douglas Andrea, CEO of Andrea Electronics Corporation.

About Lingmo

Lingmo International is an AI transcription and language translation software company that provides Realtime contextual translation and transcribing across speech and text platforms enabling people to communicate across thousands of language pairs. Our unique algorithm detects nuances and dialects and ensures translations are over 90% accurate. Visit Lingmo International’s website at www.lingmointernational.com

Lingmo founded in 2016, is an Australian owned company and develops customised translation and transcription solutions for enterprises faced with language barrier challenges. Our software has been implemented by industries globally to improve customer satisfaction, increased sales revenue and scaling into new markets. Lingmo leverage’s IBM Watson and have an been official IBM Business Partner since 2016.

About Andrea Electronics

Andrea Electronics Corporation designs, develops and manufactures audio technologies and equipment for enhancing applications requiring high performance quality voice input. The company’s patented Digital Super Directional Array (DSDATM), patented PureAudioTM and patented EchoStopTM far-field microphone technologies enhance a wide range of audio products to eliminate background noise and ensure the optimum performance of voice applications. Visit Andrea Electronics’ website at www.AndreaElectronics.com

An American Innovator

Andrea is an American-owned business founded in 1934. In the 60’s the company produced the astronaut audio system for the Project Mercury NASA space program, as well as avionic intercom systems used in F-16 fighter jets and military helicopters. Our microphone array and advanced digital noise cancellation technologies have been embedded into, automated teller machines, customer service kiosks, robots, intercom systems, mass transit buses, trains and police cruisers as well as millions of computers.

Most recently Andrea’s DA-250 digital array microphone was selected by Airbus for incorporation into CIMON, the first virtual assistant robot with Artificial Intelligence (AI) provided by IBM Watson, and is now operating as part of the “Horizons” project on the International Space Station.

 

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