convedo Selects Blue Prism to Bring Intelligent Automation and Document Processing Services to the Cloud

ORLANDO, Fla., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Further enabling easy and flexible access to the latest intelligent document process capabilities, convedo today announced a partnership with Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM), a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software. The partnership will see convedo’s Intelligent Capture Cloud solution and Blue Prism’s connected-RPA integrated and delivered into a single fully managed Software as a Service (SaaS) offering.

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This offering will make it easier for customers to automate and analyze content-centric processes involving images, documents, physical mail, screen scraping, machine and handprint, barcodes and other communications. Unstructured data is handled effortlessly through convedo’s Intelligent Capture Cloud solution, which is powered by IRIS technology from Canon, and then handed off to a Blue Prism digital worker that can read, understand and contextualize the data to be executed upon in a process. convedo focuses on applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies such as OCR and machine learning technologies to identify and classify content and extract data – all while continuously learning from human input.

“We are bringing new intelligent automation capabilities to the cloud with Blue Prism which help will accelerate customer adoption of our respective technologies,” says Sascha Cutura, CEO at convedo. “We were looking to partner with the proven leader in the RPA market which is why we selected Blue Prism. Our enterprise customers are looking to explore what’s possible with a digital workforce and we’ve delivered a flexible SaaS offering. This is truly a better together story. Working with Blue Prism will be a game changer for us.”

Henning Krause, Vice-President, Channel Partnerships EMEA for IRIS Canon, adds, “We are delighted with our partnership with convedo in the area of RPA. Together, we strive to optimize document and information automation in ways that were unimaginable in the past.”

Organizations now have access to a fully managed, customizable intelligent automation solution being delivered in an easier more consumptive SaaS model. This offering gives customers more flexibility in the way they:

  • Automate and analyze content centric processes involving images, documents, texts, communications, emails, handwritten and paper letters
  • Use AI and machine learning to deliver high quality OCR and self-learning capabilities
  • Sustain, measure and adapt digitalization processes over time

Users can buy a traditional on premises or cloud-based licensing model or opt to go with a no upfront licensing costs. They can buy a per-scan, per click, or volume of scans to use over a 12-month period, managed monthly. As a result, organizations can have a SaaS program where data is uploaded to a web portal, gets processed and pushed out locally installed.

Since June 2013, the Canon Group has used IRIS to help customers drive more innovation and find new ways to be more competitive. By capturing, managing, storing, sharing, preserving and delivering information, convedo uses the same capabilities to provide a fully integrated document management solutions that enable intelligent routing of inbound documents to the right department and seamlessly connect with back-end systems, for businesses that run more efficiently and effectively.

About Blue Prism
In this digital era where start-ups are constantly disrupting markets, only the most agile and innovative enterprises survive and thrive. At Blue Prism, we pioneered Robotic Process Automation (RPA), emerging as the trusted and secure intelligent automation choice for the Fortune 500 and public-sector market. Now we bring you connected-RPA supported by the Digital Exchange (DX) app store—marrying internal entrepreneurship with the power of crowdsourced innovation.

Blue Prism’s connected-RPA can automate and perform mission critical processes, allowing your people the freedom to focus on more creative, meaningful work. More than 1,300 major enterprise customers leverage Blue Prism’s digital workforce, empowering their people to automate billions of transactions while returning hundreds of millions of hours of work back to the business. Visit www.blueprism.com to learn more about Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM).

Follow Blue Prism on Twitter @blue_prism and on LinkedIn.

About convedo
Founded in 2009, convedo is an IT consultancy firm with headquarters in Canary Wharf, London. convedo designs, develops, delivers, and supports business and technology solutions using best-of-breed platforms for business process management and digital transformation. The company has helped countless organizations across industries such as financial services, insurance and the public sector achieve the digital transformation results that they desire.

convedo is a leading Appian and OpenText approved and trusted service partner operating throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. To learn more about convedo, visit www.convedo.com/rpa.

 

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Cardinal Analytx Closes $22 Million Series B Round

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Cardinal Analytx Solutions, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled health insights company, today announced a $22 million Series B funding round led by John Doerr, who will also serve on the Cardinal Analytx board of directors. Joining the round were strategic investors GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Blue Shield California and Premera Blue Cross.

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This new round of capital will enable Cardinal Analytx to rapidly extend its lead in the innovative use of machine learning to drive proactive healthcare through investments in talent and technology.

“We take great pleasure in welcoming John Doerr to our board and are honored by the investments from his family fund, our strategic health plan partners and other leading investors,” said Cardinal Analytx CEO Linda T. Hand. “The new growth funding positions us to capitalize on our early commercial traction and robust pipeline. We expect to quickly extend our leadership in the use of AI to accurately predict rising risk and future costs, and deliver actionable insights.”

Cardinal Analytx was founded by Stanford professors Drs. Arnie Milstein and Nigam Shah, who also is joining the company’s board, in partnership with Cardinal Partners. After a number of successful pilots, Cardinal Analytx announced its first multiyear customer, Premera Blue Cross, earlier this year.

Technology That Looks Around the Corner to Improve Health Outcomes

Cardinal Analytx integrates predictive insights with meaningful actions, identifying people at high risk of rising cost and worsening health in the future and matching them with interventions to prevent their decline. The system assesses the ability to impact individuals’ clinical trajectory – or likelihood to benefit from an intervention – to steer them toward better health outcomes. Cardinal also can predict specific types of high-cost, high-acuity events well in advance, providing the lead-time needed to match members with higher value providers in a timely manner.

“Cardinal Analytx is leading the pack in predictive analytics for healthcare payers and providers. Cardinal uses machine learning to create advanced, early-warning predictions and interventions to address health conditions early – when they matter most,” said Doerr, also chairman of Kleiner Perkins.

“The caliber of investors we’ve attracted speaks for itself, validating our team’s efforts to execute on our vision: to deliver proactive healthcare that improves people’s health and reduces the total cost of care,” said Hand. “We look forward to working with John and our new investors to bring better care to individuals sooner.”

Investor Quotes

Patrick Geraghty, president and CEO of GuideWell and its health insurance company, Florida Blue

“The ability to leverage predictive analytics, machine learning and AI to improve outcomes for individuals and the health care system as a whole will be a hallmark of leading health solutions organizations going forward. Our investment in Cardinal Analytx reflects our commitment to innovation in this area and our confidence in the company and its leadership.”

Sandra Clarke, CFO, Blue Shield California

“What sets Cardinal Analytx apart is its strong partnership with Stanford and its creative solution for addressing the needs of patients and providers alike. Cardinal Analytx is completely transforming the healthcare model in a way that is perfectly aligned with our vision.”

Jeff Roe, CEO, Premera Blue Cross

“We were an early investor and continue to invest and co-design with Cardinal Analytx because the AI and predictive analytics that they offer enable us to deliver better health outcomes for our customers, while lowering the total cost of care.”

About Cardinal Analytx Solutions

Cardinal Analytx Solutions combines state-of-the-art AI-enabled data science with “next-best action” health insights. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., the company was founded by two Stanford industry professors and spun out of StartX in 2017. Committed to driving “better care, sooner,” Cardinal Analytx partners with health plans, employers and providers across the nation to improve lives and decrease costs for millions of people. For more information, visit www.cardinalanalytx.com or email info@cardinalanalytx.com.

 

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SensiML Analytics Toolkit Supports AI for Industrial IoT Predictive Maintenance Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SensiML Corporation, a developer of software tools for creating optimized embedded IoT AI algorithms, today announced that its Analytics Toolkit supports Artificial Intelligence (AI) for industrial IoT predictive maintenance applications. By providing a practical end-to-end solution, the toolkit makes AI for predictive maintenance easy to implement without the need for large teams of data scientists or firmware engineers. Manufacturing and other industrial companies that implement predictive maintenance via this toolkit have the potential to dramatically reduce operating costs while simultaneously increasing employee safety.

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A 2017 study by IndustryWeek in collaboration with Emerson found that unplanned maintenance results in $50 billion of unnecessary costs to industrial manufacturers every year. The single biggest cause (42%) of unplanned maintenance was equipment failure.  The study also found that outdated maintenance procedures often resulted in excessive equipment repair and replacement costs, as well as wasted resources and increased staff exposure to safety risks.

Predictive maintenance approaches can modernize these procedures and reduce or eliminate unplanned downtime and all of its associated costs. By adding local, networked sensors to equipment, and enabling those sensors to run power-efficient AI algorithms right at the sensor node, engineers can automatically classify observed patterns and compare them against a model with multiple defined states. The data for the model can come from historical data with examples of critical excursions (failure modes) from theoretical expectations encoded into a functional algorithm or start with basic anomaly detection models that become sophisticated with edge learning over time.

In all cases, the SensiML Analytics Toolkit enables the quick and easy creation of embedded predictive classification algorithms which can run in real-time on the local sensor microcontroller. The toolkit supports a broad array of low-power SoCs including those commonly used by sensor devices currently for performing simple digital capture and network communication. 

Developers can choose to use the information in existing datasets to generate code or collect new data directly from commonly available SoC evaluation boards directly into the SensiML Data Capture Lab application. The analysis supports both novice and expert users with automation and interfaces that greatly simplify the entire process from data collection to model generation to firmware optimization for a given target architecture.

“The SensiML Analytics Toolkit makes it easy for industrial sensor manufacturers and intelligent IoT device manufacturers to integrate predictive maintenance capability into their products without the need for large teams of data scientists and firmware engineers to develop capabilities using costly hand-coded methods,” said Chris Rogers, CEO of SensiML. “Our toolkit can rapidly enable such manufacturers to integrate added intelligence into their products such that customers benefit from much-improved service and maintainability.”

Availability
The SensiML Analytics Toolkit is available now.  For more information, visit www.sensiml.com.

About SensiML
SensiML, a subsidiary of QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK), offers cutting-edge software that enables ultra-low power IoT endpoints that implement AI to transform raw sensor data into meaningful insight at the device itself. The company’s flagship solution, the SensiML Analytics Toolkit, provides an end-to-end development platform spanning data collection, labeling, algorithm and firmware auto generation, and testing. The SensiML Toolkit supports Arm® Cortex®-M class and higher microcontroller cores, Intel® x86 instruction set processors, and heterogeneous core QuickLogic SoCs and QuickAI platforms with FPGA optimizations. For more information, visit www.sensiml.com.

SensiML and logo are trademarks of SensiML. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

 

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Molecula launches to Make Enterprise Data AI-Ready

AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Molecula, a company focused on tackling the #1 problem preventing large scale AI adoption in the enterprise – AI data readiness – launches its new brand and enterprise software suite. The Molecula core is built on the globally successful open-source project, Pilosa that has gathered more than 1650 enterprise and academic organizations among its users and contributors in less than 24 months. The company also announced the appointment of Ganesh Padmanabhan and Heather Granato to their founding team, responsible for scaling their commercialization efforts.

A recent MIT-BCG survey revealed that 84 percent of executives believe that Artificial lntelligence (AI) will allow their organization to obtain or sustain a competitive advantage in the coming years. However, nearly 80 percent of Enterprises reported in a 2018 MIT-TI survey voice widespread concern about their ability to analyze data, particularly regarding data volumes, quality, and speed. The AI promise will only be fulfilled if data across legacy data infrastructure, hybrid multi-cloud environments and distributed end point devices are integrated and prepared to work with machine learning algorithms.

In response to this serious market bottleneck, the company launches the Molecula Data Virtualization Platform to enable instantaneous, secure access to large, fragmented, and geographically dispersed datasets to support the most demanding Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)  workloads. The platform will use Pilosa as its core, and brings Enterprise grade capabilities like data management, data pooling, machine learning add-ons, monitoring and executive reporting, for organizations to quickly adopt and realize business value.

“At my last company, we built Pilosa because we couldn’t find any technology to solve the long data access cycles to do analytics and ML. With Molecula, we are bringing this core technology to the Enterprises to virtualize all of the data, irrespective of the source, format or location to make it truly AI-ready,” says H.O. Maycotte, Chief Executive Officer. “Pilosa will remain Molecula’s open source project, that we will continue to cultivate, and our commercialization efforts will center around Molecula,” he adds.

Top Executive Hires

As the company is preparing for significant growth, it is adding two top executives with extensive Enterprise and AI experience to its founding team. Ganesh Padmanabhan joins as Chief Revenue Officer and Heather Granato joins as VP of Client Success.

Ganesh Padmanabhan will lead all revenue functions for Molecula. Prior to Molecula, Ganesh was the Head of Global Business Development and Worldwide Marketing at CognitiveScale, a leading Enterprise AI company where he helped scale operations through market and business development, to post three consecutive years of triple digit growth. He was recently honored by the EnterpriseManagement360 as one of the top 10 tech experts revolutionizing AI. Previous to that, he spent a decade at Dell EMC, in several leadership roles. Ganesh firmly believes that data will be a critical ingredient in strengthening the human-machine partnership.

“In the next 10 years, 4 out of 5 decisions will be machine-augmented or machine-led. Today we are making decisions on only 1% of the available data because of the complexity of retrieving and analyzing data from all of the distributed sources, types and locations. Having spent a vast amount of time with CIOs and CDOs who are leading AI-first visions for their organizations, it’s clear that data remains the Achilles’ heel of AI,” says Padmanabhan. “I’m excited to join the Molecula team to bring this unique approach of Making Data AI-Ready to Enterprises.”

Heather is the VP of Client Success for Molecula. She will lead the client implementation journey and account management strategy, highly focused on the overall client experience and value realization. Heather was one of the earliest employees of CSIdentity Corporation (CSID), sold to Experian Partner Solutions, where she built a highly repeatable customer engagement model.

“The team started out with a vision to build an amazing platform. They have learned from their early success, have evolved the vision into building a great product and are now ready to scale. The technology is real, the TAM is significant and the team plays to win,” said board member, Tom Meredith when asked about the hires.

About Molecula

Molecula is a Data Virtualization company that enable humans and machines to make better decisions. Enterprises trust Molecula’s Data Virtualization platform to enable instantaneous, secure access to large, fragmented, and geographically dispersed datasets to support the most demanding Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) workloads. Built on Pilosa, the open source project, their core technology is used by over 1650 organizations globally and provides a novel way to make data AI ready.

Molecula is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and was founded in 2017 with a commitment to building community-driven, open source software that unlocks the full power of AI.

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Connecting and Empowering the China-ASEAN Media Cooperation Through Science and Technology

BEIJING, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — 2019 is the year of China-ASEAN Media Exchange Year. The “2019 China-ASEAN Media Cooperation Forum” held in Beijing on May 14 focused on the theme of “New Stage, New Trends and New Cooperation”. The guests who attended the meeting shared their experience of how to tell the story of win-win cooperation in Asia truthfully, objectively and comprehensively. They also discussed the methods and provided suggestions for improving future media cooperation.

According to the Science and Technology Daily (S&T Daily), the forum was co-held by China International Publishing Group (CIPG), Mission of the People’s Republic of China to ASEAN and the ASEAN-China Centre. It aims to explore the irreplaceable role of the media in the process of co-building the China-ASEAN Community of Shared Future.        

AKP Mochtan, the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN emphasized the importance of the media in international societies. He stated that the media has become an indispensable force for spreading knowledge, connecting the world and promoting social progress. 

Du Zhanyuan, the Director of the CIPG, gave three suggestions at the forum on strengthening dialogues, enhancing cooperation and telling the story of Asia with the help of media. According to Du, the world news agencies can unite together and establish regular mechanisms for regional cooperation and exchanges, collect and disseminate the positive energy of the China-ASEAN cooperation story, and also face up to the trend of the media revolution. “We should instantly explore big data with the fruit of revolution, combining the artificial intelligence and international communication, and use the technologies in the media to construct a high-level international media communication system,” Du said.

“S&T Daily can share its channel resource to empower the ASEAN media construction,” said Fang Hanting, the vice president of the S&T Daily.

According to Fang, S&T Daily has established an advanced technology database the “China Science and Technology Information Database”. Relying on the newspapers, WeChat Public Account, Weibo and other platforms, Science and Technology Daily can timely, comprehensively and systematically release international technology innovation news and empower ASEAN media cooperation.

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Zilliant Showcases End-to-End Pricing and Sales Growth Capabilities at MindShare 2019

AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Zilliant, the industry leader in AI-driven pricing and sales growth solutions, hosted its annual MindShare user conference last week in Austin. The company welcomed customers from around the world to share their experiences with Zilliant’s end-to-end suite of SaaS-based Price Management & Optimization and Sales Growth solutions.

Zilliant's Annual MindShare 2019 Showcases End-to-End Pricing and Sales Growth Capabilities

Attendees participated in keynotes, breakout sessions and hands-on product workshops over three days.

“It’s an honor to host such a wide array of innovators – longtime customers, companies evaluating Zilliant technology, strategic partners, industry experts – in our hometown,” said Zilliant CEO Greg Peters. “The steep challenges faced by B2B organizations every day are being met head on by our customers, who have harnessed the power of their data and are using Zilliant’s intelligent technology to their advantage.”

MindShare focused on distributors, manufacturers and service providers dealing with a rapidly changing business landscape across various industries, with topics such as:

  • B2B eCommerce disruption
  • Adopting a Pricing Center of Excellence
  • Digitization and optimization
  • Pricing modes and methods
  • Distributor / manufacturer partnerships
  • Omnichannel pricing

“When disruptors, like Amazon, are duplicating parts of your value proposition, you need to duplicate parts of theirs,” said Ian Heller, President & COO of Modern Distribution Management in his message to attendees. “Traditional B2B companies must scale with technology and become more comfortable doing business online, while offering services that are hard for disruptors to digitize.”

A common theme was Zilliant’s comprehensive ability to solve pricing and sales problems big and small, from price list management to advanced, actionable AI-driven pricing and sales guidance.

“We wanted to create a data-driven culture as part of our digital transformation journey,” said Mike Eppes, Managing VP of Parts at Rush Enterprises. “Zilliant has become our data science backbone for our parts operations, serving as the nexus for many of our IT systems, from CRM to eCommerce. As a result of using Zilliant’s solutions, we are achieving higher revenue and profits and are better able to anticipate our customers’ needs.”

MindShare featured interactive deep dive sessions led by veteran Zilliant customers. A&O Johansen, a major distributor of technical installation materials and tools in northern Europe, spoke about the real business results they achieved with Zilliant.

“We have a very complex environment as both a B2B and B2C provider. The ripple effect of eCommerce down the buyer chain caused inconsistent pricing across channels,” said A&O Johansen CRM Consultant Nadia V. Nielsen. “Zilliant’s Price IQTM solution allowed us to align our prices and roll them out with an optimized, omnichannel B2B2C approach.”

IDC’s Research Director for Digital Business Models and Monetization, Mark Thomason, delivered the keynote on business model issues, trends and the challenge of managing pricing in an increasingly global and digitized world. 

“Using automated pricing technology, such as from Zilliant, is critical to addressing these challenges at scale.  Zilliant was named a Leader in the 2018 IDC MarketScape for B2B Price Optimization Applications, and Zilliant customers rated Zilliant very highly in value delivered,” said Thomason. 

His 2018 report awarded Zilliant with the following plaudits:

  • Shortest time-to-value
  • Highest return on investment
  • Best customer satisfaction

If you are interested in the key learnings from the conference content, here are our five takeaways from MindShare 2019.

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About Zilliant:

Zilliant offers flexible end-to-end pricing and sales growth solutions, from price list management to advanced, AI-driven pricing and sales guidance to maximize the immediate value of every transaction, and the lifetime value of every customer.

Powered by the most advanced technologies, Zilliant’s SaaS solutions enable B2B companies to transform data into actionable intelligence, empowering them to achieve revenue and profitability goals.

With over 15,000 users in 90 countries receiving pricing and sales insights across 40 vertical B2B industries, Zilliant’s platform is the most advanced and broadly deployed use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and predictive analytics in B2B enterprise markets. Learn more at www.zilliant.com or follow @Zilliant.

 

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SoftServe Becomes Gold Partner of MassChallenge HealthTech

AUSTIN, Texas, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, announces it has become a Gold Partner of MassChallenge HealthTech, MassChallenge’s digital health accelerator. Located in Boston, MassChallenge HealthTech matches entrepreneurs and industry partners to work on demonstration projects that solve problems, accelerate innovation, and transform healthcare. Since 2016, the MassChallenge HealthTech community has comprised of startups, champions, business mentors, medical healthcare professionals, and digital health enthusiasts passionate about its shared mission of improving health through entrepreneurship. 

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“We are excited to welcome SoftServe to our community of partners,” said Nick Dougherty, managing director of MassChallenge HealthTech. “We are confident their product expertise will help our companies bring high-quality and cutting-edge technologies to market faster.”

As a HealthTech Gold Partner, SoftServe will further help later-stage, digital health startups by providing expertise in digital innovation and cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT).

“The future of healthcare innovation will be driven through mutual collaboration and the utilization of industry-leading technology,” said Richard Herrington, executive vice president, Client Success at SoftServe. “The opportunity to support digital health startups in MassChallenge HealthTech with our technical expertise and resources is an exciting opportunity for SoftServe. We are thrilled to be a part of a community that is so passionate about healthcare and solving key challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship.”

About MassChallenge
MassChallenge is a global network of zero-equity startup accelerators. Headquartered in the United States with locations in Boston, Israel, Mexico, Switzerland, and Texas, MassChallenge is committed to strengthening the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world. To date, more than 1,900 MassChallenge alumni have raised more than $3 billion in funding, generated more than $2 billion in revenue, and created over 120,000 total jobs. Learn more about MassChallenge at masschallenge.org.

About SoftServe
SoftServe is a digital authority that advises and provides at the cutting-edge of technology. We reveal, transform, accelerate, and optimize the way enterprises and software companies do business. With expertise across healthcare, retail, media, financial services, software, and more, we implement end-to-end solutions to deliver the innovation, quality, and speed that our clients’ users expect. 

SoftServe delivers open innovation—from generating compelling new ideas, to developing and implementing transformational products and services. 

Our work and client experience is built on a foundation of empathetic, human-focused experience design that ensures continuity from concept to release. 

We empower enterprises and software companies to (re)identify differentiation, accelerate solution development, and vigorously compete in today’s digital economy. No matter where you are in your journey. 

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Analytics Insight Magazine Announces ‘The 10 Most Innovative Big Data Analytics Companies in 2019’

SAN JOSE, California and HYDERABAD, India, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Analytics Insight Magazine, a brand of Stravium Intelligence has named ‘The 10 Most Innovative Big Data Analytics Companies in 2019’ in its May issue.

The magazine issue recognizes 10 companies shaping the way industry is leveraging data and accelerating the pace of innovation to disrupt traditional businesses globally. Here is the glimpse of the companies selected in the list:

Cryptek Labs: Featured as the Cover Story, Cryptek Labs is a data-driven performance marketing agency which uses predictive behavioral targeting and real-time voice sentiment analysis to identify and acquire new customers for its clients. The company believes data is the key to create meaningful interactions at scale between consumers and the companies they love. Its core service offerings include Affective Computing, Predictive behavioral targeting and Real-time deep neural traffic-management system.

The magazine issue recognizes the Company of the Month in three categories: Innovation, Intelligent Product and Best Solutions.

Cangler Analytics: Featured under Innovation, Cangler automates and democratizes enterprise data analytics, making it simple, easy, and accessible for everyone. It helps organizations overcome artificial intelligence complexity by building AI which builds AI. It is developing an end-to-end platform to help simplify, automate, manage, and democratize data analytics with AI.

ROIVENUE: Listed under Intelligent Product, ROIVENUE™ is a business intelligence analytics suite for marketing professionals. It is a one-stop solution for marketers to integrate all of their advertising, CRM and web analytics data into one place and harness the power of multi-touch attribution to get more ROI from their campaigns.

Xiatech Consulting: Selected under Best Solutions, Xiatech is a data and integration solution provider specialising in System Integration, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Reporting and Analytics as well as Digital/eCommerce, CRM and ERP. It provides real-time technology, technical advisory services and programme delivery to organisations.

McObject: Offers eXtremeDB In-Memory Database System (IMDS) for real-time embedded systems. Organizations using eXtremeDB reap tangible benefits through higher developer productivity, faster time-to-market, more advanced features and lower manufacturing costs.

OccasionGenius: An event discovery technology company which provides services to large companies to capture the experiential consumer. It helps to connect individuals to events that they care about, before they happen using the Personalized Interest Genome™.

Oxagile: An international full-cycle software development vendor and systems integrator with specialist expertise in utilizing technology to drive efficiency, build scale, and facilitate ease of use. The company offers full-fledged big data development and consulting services.

PiSquare: A brand of Arima Analytics, PiSquare is a Data Analytics solutions firm addressing the space of decision system optimization. The company’s solutions are broadly structured into the areas of Customer Analytics, Talent Analytics, and Operations Analytics.

Record Evolution: Offers tailor-made solutions covering an entire spectrum of Data Science and IoT. It has developed cloud data warehouse Repods to help enterprises manage and analyze data histories in data pods, compact data warehouses equipped with storage and computing resources.

Tarmin: Provides next-generation data management, storage, and infrastructure solutions focused on data accessibility and overcoming barriers associated with growing data volumes to make informed business decisions in real-time. It offers its flagship Data Management Platform “Tarmin GridBank”.

Data remains the key driving factor for businesses working at the digital frontier. The integration of big data analytics to innovate new products and services turns out to be the most ambitious progression a company can make. Big data analytics provides with the platform, tools and technologies to create innovative approaches that keep enterprise ahead in the data-driven world.

The listed companies are the most innovative players of the big data industry driving exponential growth in data analytics, boosting performance and efficiency of work ecosystem. We favour our sincere praise to all the ten companies for constructing a data-driven economy standing on the pillar of profitable innovation,” says Ashish Sukhadeve, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Analytics Insight.

Read the detailed coverage here. For more information, please visit https://www.analyticsinsight.net.

About Analytics Insight®

Analytics Insight is an influential platform dedicated to insights, trends, and opinion from the world of data-driven technologies. It monitors developments, recognition, and achievements made by AI, big data and analytics companies across the globe. The Analytics Insight Magazine features opinions and views from top leaders and executives in the industry who share their journey, experiences, success stories, and knowledge to grow profitable businesses.

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Analytics Insight Magazine Names ‘The 10 Most Influential Artificial Intelligence Executives in 2019’

SAN JOSE, California and HYDERABAD, India, May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Analytics Insight Magazine, a brand of Stravium Intelligence, has named ‘The 10 Most Influential Artificial Intelligence Executives in 2019’ in its May issue.

The magazine issue recognizes 10 Artificial Intelligence (AI) executives who have been leading businesses, engaging in more forward-looking ways of thinking, and redesigning solutions powered by AI capabilities to disrupt businesses globally. The leaders hold an extensive experience and influence in data, technology and strategy in multiple industries. Here is a look at the titans who made the list:

Gary Fowler: Featuring as the Cover Story, Gary Fowler, CEO, President and Co-Founder of Yva.ai has a background that has been centered on startup success and international operations, sales, marketing, executive management and business development in high tech, services and consulting companies. He combined his previous experience with over 10 years of experience in AI communication analytics and natural language company from his partner’s larger firm to build Yva. 

Karl Harris: Recognised as the Executive of the Month, Karl, CEO of Lex Machina leads strategy and operations of the company. Previously, he led all product development, product strategy, and engineering efforts at Lex Machina as CTO and VP of Products. He holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School, an M.S. in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and an A.B. in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

David Talby: David, CTO of Pacific AI holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, an MBA with 20 years of industry experience. He built distributed teams and web-scale products at Amazon; got into machine learning and information retrieval at Microsoft a decade ago before building his own firm.

Debjani Deb: Debjani’s responsibility as CEO of ZineOne is to lead the execution of the vision and be responsible for the company’s overall performance. She received an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Business and an M.S in Computer Science from Stanford University.

Dr. Ganapathi Pulipaka: Dr. Ganapathi is Chief Data Scientist for AI strategy, architecture, application development of machine learning, deep learning at Accenture. He holds 7+ Years of AI R&D Experience and is also a SAP Technical Lead with 20+ years of experience.

Jody Glidden: Jody is the CEO and Co-founder of Introhive. He focuses on product development and has served clients including PwC, Ernst and Young and Grant Thornton; law firms Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and Commercial Real Estate Firms like Colliers International,to name a new.

Joe Rogers: Founder & CEO of WorkDone, Joe is a Harvard-educated serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience starting & growing businesses. He is also Chairman and Co-founder of RGB Projects Inc., an Enterprise Content Management and BPM consultancy and IBM business partner.

Jonathan Chang: Jonathan, Founder and CEO of Silverpond, is a software engineer by background. He helps the company bridge the development of machine learning applications into the industry. He secures key clients and ensure that the company’s technology development is relevant to them.

Lane Mendelson: Lane is the President of VantagePoint. He has been leading the company for over a decade with the foundation that his father built. He has expanded that foundation and has blazed new trails to carving out his own contributions to the company’s growth.

Dr. Luigi Barone: Serving as the Director of Daitum, Luigi is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed research papers, and is the recipient of numerous awards. He has previously worked in academia, large industrial software houses, small tech start-ups, IT consultancies, and non-profit organisations.

The AI revolution is transforming every aspect of a business. It has led to the creation of new revenue streams, new opportunities, and different ways of enganing with consumers. Ushering in the new era, more and more leaders are embracing AI to innovative, organize and guide their businesses in this direction.

“The selected executives have redefined the C-Suite leadership in organisations, they are the influencers who are willing to learn and be open to adopting new changes with their long-term visionary mindsets. We extend our congratulations to all the leaders who have been inspiring a change promoting and redesigning the future of business.”, says Ashish Sukhadeve, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Analytics Insight.

Read the detailed coverage here. For more information, please visit https://www.analyticsinsight.net.

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Serco Announces Agreement to Acquire Alion’s Naval Systems Business – a leading provider to the US Navy and internationally

Combination to create leading naval modernization services company 

HERNDON, Va., May 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today that the Company has entered into a definitive Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations (collectively ‘NSBU’), for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to certain regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019.     

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The acquisition would substantially strengthen Serco’s presence in naval support, modernization and sustainment, which has been a key growth area for the Company in recent years. Serco is currently one of the leading providers of shipboard, shore and systems installation and upgrade services to the U.S. Navy. NSBU is a leading provider of naval ship and submarine design, systems and engineering services, production support and in-service sustainment, with annual revenues of $336 million and around 1,000 employees based at essential Naval facilities around the U.S., Canada and internationally. Serco’s C5ISR business unit and NSBU are extremely complementary.  NSBU will retain its existing management team and staff and operate as a new Serco business unit. 

NSBU focuses on integrated ship and systems design, including naval architecture, and marine, structural and systems engineering, and provides life-cycle naval fleet support and weapon platform services including program management, production support, fleet readiness and operational sustainment. Key customers include the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs), NAVSEA Surface and Subsurface Warfare Centers as well as support for U.S. Army watercraft, U.S. Office of Naval Research, the U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy, research agencies, and some international navies. NSBU is qualified under the U.S. Government’s foreign military sales program to provide shipboard engineering services to a range of allied services and is also supporting next-generation naval platforms including Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs) and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), which are expected to be areas of increasing investment by the Navy. 

With this acquisition, Serco will become a stronger end-to-end, full lifecycle, integrated maritime solutions (Design – Integrate – Support) provider for the U.S. Navy and other customers. In addition, this acquisition substantially increases Serco’s Canadian defense business and adds a new customer, Royal Canadian Navy, and a new location, Vancouver Shipyards. 

“Combining our existing C5ISR capabilities in ship, shore, satellite and radar modernization with the naval design and engineering capabilities of NSBU will make Serco a top-tier Navy services provider with a full-spectrum, design-integrate-support life cycle maritime offering,” said Dave Dacquino, Chairman and CEO of Serco Inc. “Like Serco, the NSBU team is distinguished by a hardware-agnostic, agile engineering approach that delivers strong value to customers and allows us to help our forces modernize and extend the service life of critical naval assets. NSBU has an excellent industry reputation and is known for innovative design approaches that address the real-world priorities of the 21st century fleet. This is a growth-oriented strategic acquisition that brings Serco highly valued technical talent and we look forward to the new opportunities this transaction will create across both organizations.” 

Vince Stammetti, SVP of Alion’s Naval Systems Business Unit, who is expected to serve as Senior VP of the new Serco business unit, commented: “Serco is an ideal partner for us going forward, given its decades of experience with the Navy, exceptional customer reputation, long-standing commitment to excellence in technical services, and international reach. Having supported nearly every major U.S. Navy ship design program for the past 40 years, we are very optimistic about the opportunities for growth as the U.S. Navy executes its 30-year shipbuilding plan to achieve a 355-ship fleet. Together with Serco, I feel confident that we will be able to successfully pursue even larger opportunities and deliver greater value to our customers.” 

About Serco Inc. 
Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services. We advise, design, integrate, and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 6,000 employees and annual revenue of $1 billion. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $4 billion international business that helps transform government and public services around the world. More information about Serco Inc. can be found at www.serco.com/na

About Alion Science and Technology Corporation 
Alion combines large-company resources with small business responsiveness to design and deliver engineering solutions across six core capability areas including: C5 systems, ISR solutions, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Defense/Offense operations, Electronic Warfare technology, and Live Virtual Constructive (LVC) training solutions. Their engineers, technologists, and program managers bring together an agile engineering methodology and the best tools on the market to deliver mission success faster and at lower costs. Based just outside of Washington, D.C., They help clients achieve practical innovations by turning big ideas into real solutions. To learn more, visit www.alionscience.com

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