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IBM Power Systems Streamlines CipherHealth Platform for End to End Patient Care

ARMONK, N.Y., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that CipherHealth, a SaaS healthcare provider, has deployed IBM Power Systems™ infrastructure to run its technology platform that helps healthcare providers reduce re-admissions and improve the patient experience by providing effective patient engagement from pre-hospitalization through to post-discharge. The move to the new infrastructure has halved CipherHealth’s monthly infrastructure costs, and improved its data processing times by nearly 90 percent.

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With the strong core performance of IBM’s Power 8 Processor and the IBM Power Systems’ hypervisor, PowerVM, CipherHealth reports experiencing between 2-3x the performance compared to previous x86 solutions and at a fraction of the cost. Offering 2x performance per core, 4x memory bandwidth, and 4x the number of hardware threads versus the compared  x86 processors, IBM Power Systems are designed for Cognitive and Big Data workloads.

“Our platform requires high reliability and accessibility at all times, which were hard to achieve through our existing x86-based hosted services,” said Zach Silverzweig, co-founder of CipherHealth. “Since deploying the IBM solution, we’ve experienced 2-3 times the performance at half the price. More importantly, our Power Systems infrastructure is enabling us to focus on delivering innovative products to millions of patients across the U.S.”

IBM Lab Services, which comprises professionals with extensive expertise to design, build, and deliver IT infrastructure for the cognitive era, worked with CipherHealth to develop a custom open source database (OSDB) solution based on MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Redis and NGINX built for Linux on Power Systems. The result enabled CipherHealth to implement its new private cloud on IBM Power System S824L servers, and migrate the vast majority of its client services to the new platform. Since CipherHealth was new to Power Systems, the IBM team also provided quick-start services with skills transfer to help CipherHealth get the most out of its new Power Systems environment.

“Companies can help minimize infrastructure cost by leveraging the performance and reliability of IBM Power Systems for data-rich workloads,” said Chuck Bryan, Linux and Open Source Offering Manager, IBM Systems.  “By moving to Power Systems, CipherHealth has reported that they gained lower total cost of ownership, better reliability for continuity of service to their end-clients, better performance, and the ability to shift developers’ time to innovation-focused projects.”

CipherHealth is also currently deploying an IBM Power System S822LC for Commercial Computing server to support its continuous integration testing environment. Rather than paying for the ability to scale up to 50 containers across multiple servers in the cloud, the company plans to run 150 containers on one system which are designed to, in order to reduce testing time and, ultimately, facilitate faster delivery of new functionality to its end-users.

IBM Power Systems at Postgres Vision
On Tuesday, June 26th at Postgres Vision 2017, in Boston, Paul Zikopoulos, Vice President, Cognitive Big Data Systems at IBM will present a keynote on ‘Exploring the Advantages of Open Technology Ecosystems in the Era of Artificial Intelligence’.

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About CipherHealth
Since 2009, CipherHealth has been innovating and delivering patient engagement and care coordination solutions to help providers effectively and efficiently provide high quality care for their patients. By harnessing technology to improve patient outcomes and experiences, CipherHealth and its suite of products focus on the evolution of patient care.


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IBM Media Relations


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BMC Empowers the Future of Work with BMC Digital Workplace

HOUSTON, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today introduced BMC Digital Workplace, a cloud-based service that redefines the future of work by transforming the digital workplace experience with employees at the center.

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With automation and artificial intelligence becoming an increasingly important enabler of digital business, many employees are fearful about what that means for their careers and future as part of a human workforce. According to a 2017 study by BMC and Opinion Life, 40 percent of global workers fear that they won’t be able to keep up with the rate of change required by digital business. Furthermore, 88 percent of those surveyed place the responsibility for creating innovative cultures on their employers.

Responsive leaders recognize this imperative for change and plan for the future of work by evolving how services are delivered, with a people-centric approach that encourages and empowers employees to learn new digital skills. BMC Digital Workplace transforms the corporate culture to revolve around employees’ needs and gives them the tools and services needed to be successful in an era defined by disruption and change. The Brookings Institution predicts that millennials will comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. To meet that influx of digital natives and their workplace expectations, organizations must adapt to create more open, collaborative, and purposeful human environments that enable employees to have the same consumer-oriented experience at work that they enjoy in their personal lives.

“The future of work will be built on transformative digital workplaces that engage and empower employees by placing them at the center of an increasingly-cognitive enterprise,” said Nayaki Nayyar, President, Digital Service Management at BMC. “Companies that fail to prepare for a business landscape where artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and automation redefine how we work will have difficulty attracting and retaining skilled workforces. Our BMC Digital Workplace solution increases the ability to deliver on those criteria by providing key digital workplace capabilities in the cloud or on-premise, all available via a single pane of glass that transforms the way we work.”

Available both in the cloud and on-premise, BMC Digital Workplace enables IT, HR, Legal, facility management, and any other line-of-business groups to offer employees one-stop-shopping for the tools and information they need to do their work effortlessly. Combining native mobile apps and context and location-aware services, workers can find answers, request services, and ask for help with the ease.

“Creating a successful digital workplace requires not thinking about a workplace at all, but rather how employees have access to the information, apps, and services they need without being dependent on someone else,” said Tyler Lowe, Vice President, Senior Service Delivery Manager, Bank of America. “Our digital workplace strategy empowers an employee experience designed to enable more efficiency, productivity, and self-sufficiency so employees can focus on what matters most: delivering great customer service.”

BMC Digital Workplace also provides cost-benefits to the organization by reducing service desk call volume by as much as 67 percent with self-service IT. That frees up support teams to spend more time focused on business-critical issues and strategic initiatives. In August 2016, BMC received the highest Vendor Product Scores for the Basic Digital Workplace ITSSM Use Case (3.76/5) and Advanced Digital Workplace ITSSM Use Case (3.88/5) from Gartner in its report, “Critical Capabilities for IT Service Support Management Tools, 2016.”1

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About BMC 
BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that enable businesses to transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. Our Digital Enterprise Management solutions are designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mobile to cloud and beyond. BMC digital IT transforms 82 percent of the Fortune 500 and serves more than 10,000 customers worldwide.

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1Gartner, “Critical Capabilities for IT Service Support Management Tools,” by Chris Matchett and Katherine Lord, August 24, 2016


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Platform9 Raises $22 Million Series C Funding to Reimagine Hybrid Clouds

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Platform9, the open-source-as-a-service company making hybrid clouds easy, today announced it has raised $22 million in Series C funding led by Canvas Ventures. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) also participated in the round, as did existing investors Redpoint Ventures and Menlo Ventures. The funding round, which brings Platform9’s total capital raised to date to $36.5 million, allows the company to scale its pioneering cloud delivery model, which makes it easy to deploy, manage and maintain hybrid clouds with popular cloud frameworks, such as Kubernetes, OpenStack and Fission. The new capital enables Platform9 to scale its global salesforce, product and marketing teams, as well as boost engineering investments as it expands its innovation agenda to deliver new capabilities for hybrid clouds.

“Enterprises today are racing to adopt the cloud, but struggle with managing numerous infrastructure silos, ranging from legacy virtualized data centers to pockets of public cloud deployments,” said Sirish Raghuram, CEO, Platform9. “With our novel SaaS approach to complex cloud frameworks, we enable infrastructure anywhere to be easily managed using industry-leading open-source frameworks such as Kubernetes and OpenStack. Today, Platform9 is enabling DevOps, reducing costs and accelerating cloud transformation for more than 200 clouds worldwide.”

Platform9 emerges as a hybrid cloud leader
The financing round caps a year of tremendous growth for Platform9, in which it has emerged as the leader in hybrid cloud management, ahead of established virtualization and cloud megavendors. A few highlights include:

  • Customer base growth of 360 percent and revenue growth of 300 percent
  • Winning marquee enterprise customers across industries, with 60+ enterprise customers including Cadence Design, Autodesk, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Sony Playstation
  • Net revenue retention of 125 percent, with existing customers increasing their annual subscription licenses
  • With more than 200 enterprise clouds managed worldwide, Platform9 has emerged as the top enterprise cloud platform in terms of number of clouds managed
  • Product breakthroughs including the industry’s first Kubernetes-as-a-service solution that manages any infrastructure, Fission, the leading open source serverless framework, and Omni, open-source extensions for OpenStack to manage public clouds
  • Partnerships and joint solution validation with leading enterprise vendors, including NetApp, Nutanix, Juniper, Dell/EMC, HPE and public cloud providers

“Enterprises know they have to move to the cloud sooner or later,” said Gary Little, partner at Canvas Ventures. “But getting there is no small feat. Platform9 simplifies the challenge, helping companies migrate to cloud computing more quickly and cost effectively than any other solution. It also helps customers avoid being locked into a single cloud provider. That’s something that resonates with chief technology officers across industries.”

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About Platform9
Platform9 provides open source-as-a-service for enterprises that need faster and easier ways to deploy, manage and maintain hybrid clouds across multiple platforms. Unlike do-it-yourself or legacy solutions, Platform9 delivers best-of-breed cloud infrastructure like OpenStack and Kubernetes as SaaS-managed solutions, enabling speed, scale and savings, all while avoiding being locked into a single vendor ecosystem. Platform9 helps DevOps and IT teams focus on solving core business problems while automating much of the set-up and management process on the back end. It has enabled customers like Cadence Design, Autodesk, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Sony PlayStation to realize a greater than 99 percent success rate with OpenStack projects. Founded in 2013 by a team of early VMware engineers, Platform9 is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Canvas Ventures, Menlo Ventures and HPE, and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit

About Canvas Ventures
Canvas is a respected early-stage venture capital firm based in Portola Valley, CA. The partners are known for notable investments in software & services companies. Prior to joining Canvas, the firm’s partners led early-stage investments in MuleSoft, Lending Club, Houzz, Evernote, NexTag, Check, Doximity, Elance-oDesk, and more. They are “thesis investors” and currently concentrate on the areas of “new enterprise” solutions, artificial intelligence, fintech, health IT, and marketplaces. The Canvas partnership was formed in August 2013. FutureAdvisor is a prior Canvas investment which was acquired by BlackRock in 2015. Current Canvas portfolio companies include: Eden, Everwise, Casetext, CrowdFlower, Fluxx, Folloze, HealthLoop, Hustle, Luminar, Platform9, Totango, Transfix, Vida Health, Viewics, and Zola. More at

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Digital (r)Evolution Report has Been Released

LONDON, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

The Digital (r)Evolution, created with insight from some of Europe’s top marketing executives including GHL Hotels, Pho, Citi Private Bank, Direct Line and Forrester has just been released by the Digital Marketing Exchange. Download the Full Report here:

This exclusive report uncovers how some of the most digitally savvy organisations are continuing their evolution to ensure they not only remain competitive but continue to engage with customers in the rapidly changing digital landscape.

The report features exclusive interviews with:

  • Digital Marketing Director – GLH Hotels
  • Head of Marketing & PR – Pho
  • Global Head of Digital Marketing – Citi Private Bank
  • CMO – Forrester

And much more:

With individuals engaging with new media more and more, and becoming wiser to the ways of traditional media, organisations now themselves must adapt to keep up with the customer. The digital revolution has happened and now the question for enterprises is “How do I evolve to keep up with the pace of change?”

Samuel Lehmann, Digital Marketing Exchange Director explains why this report is a must read for digital and marketing leaders, and those with the technologies that can shape the future of digital: For senior marketing executives the digital revolution represents a great opportunity – almost a levelling of the playing field, whereby if you market smart you can attract new customers and gain marketing share. But with great opportunity, there is also great risk and challenge. How can you attribute your marketing successes across a myriad of channels? How can you deliver a meaningful and effective content? How can you benefit from marketing automation & artificial intelligence technologies? These are the questions we have asked some of the best marketing brains from across Europe as they look into the future of the always evolving digital landscape.

You can access the full report here >> << or email to be sent a copy.

DIGITAL (R)EVOLUTION was produced ahead of the Digital Marketing Exchange (26 – 27 September, London), where the key themes of the report will be discussed in greater detail. To find out more about the Exchange or to secure your place email  or call +44(0)207-368-9484.


Intel, Inspur, BGI and Alibaba Cloud Jointly Launched the GATK Chinese Association for Precision Medicine

BEIJING, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Intel’s Bio IT Forum was held in Beijing, China. In the forum, the first four members, Intel, Inspur, BGI (Beijing Genomics Institute), and Alibaba Cloud jointly announced the launch of GATK Chinese Association for Precision Medicine.

Mr. Liu Jun, Inspur’s General Manager of Artificial Intelligence and High Performance Computing, gave the keynote speech, “AI+HPC: Life and Medical Application Acceleration”. In recognition of Inspur’s outstanding contributions to precision medicine, Inspur won Intel’s “Best Practices Award” for their Integrated Genomic Appliance. Industry top executives and experts such as: Yang Xu, Intel Vice-President and President of China Division; Professor Yu Jun, Chief Scientist of transcriptome research in China National Science and Technology Program; and Kate Voss, GATK representative from Broad Institute; attended the forum.

GATK is currently the most widely used genome analysis software and is developed by Broad Institute from the United States. The establishment of the GATK Chinese Association will accelerate the adoption and use of GATK tools among Chinese users for precision medicine and will be an important segment of Intel partnership program for precision medicine. Intel predicts that by 2020, with the merger between biodata and the medical industry, all precision medical procedures, from genome sequencing to medical analysis and medical regimen, can be completed in less than 24 hours.

Inspur already has an extensive suite of innovative products for precision medicine and application deployment experience. The Inspur Genomics Appliance is designed to run on Inspur servers, allowing integration of fundamental bioinformation read aligners such as Bowtie, Bwa, with other Second-Generation and Next-Generation sequencing tools, while also utilizing quality control data preprocessing software like Fastqc. Inspur’s Genomics Appliance can perform data analysis for the entire genome and allow additional re-sequencing input with Second-Generation analyzers. Presently, Shanghai Children’s Hospital has carried out many research projects into rare child diseases using Inspur Genomic Appliance. These projects rely on the Intel genome database embedded in the genome appliance to create a comprehensive hardware and software system solution for high-throughput sequencing, sequence analysis, and database genome computations, etc.

In full support of the new artificial intelligence applications development for the medical industry, Inspur has created a new complete artificial intelligence solution for the medical domain. This “complex platform” solution, is based on diverse and innovative hardware, powerful scheduling & management utilities, and advanced analysis software enhanced with a deep learning framework. It has the capability to ingest data from multiple sources at the front-end, and support smart applications at the back-end. Inspur is committed to provide leading computing power for artificial intelligence solutions and to promote inclusive technologies that will benefit all.

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Litify Announces the Launch of Artificial Intelligence Solution for Law Firms with Salesforce Einstein Integration

NEW YORK, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Litify, a SaaS cloud-based platform offering a suite of applications to help attorneys and law firms improve efficiency, case qualification, and maximize settlements and verdicts, today announced the integration of Litify Insights with Salesforce Einstein technology.

By incorporating the artificial intelligence system of Salesforce Einstein, Litify’s Intake Management and Matter Management technologies can now provide recommendations on case qualification, predictive intelligence callbacks, case planning, and communications (such as emails, text messages, and documents) to users.

Litify Insights also integrates with Einstein’s Scoring System to show users the likelihood of a case being won at trial as well as the estimated verdict or settlement amount based on the AI’s predictive capabilities.

According to Litify’s Chief Technology Officer Ryan Hallman, Litify Insights with Salesforce Einstein Integration will be launching in July 2017, more information is available at

“Litify Insights takes the data you already have and turns it into predictive business insights. For the first time, you can know the quality of a case before it is signed up. The software will automatically guide every associate at your firm through the most effective steps to win a case – all through Artificial Intelligence made possible by Salesforce Einstein,” explained Reuven Moskowitz, Litify’s founder.

“Just like Amazon can recommend products that shoppers might like to buy, we can now recommend to users which cases they should sign up. Once a case is signed, Litify Insights will predict the likelihood of winning and guide you through the essential steps to win the case. It’ll also raise red flags if a case isn’t stacking up to statistical best practice. Think of it as a Fitbit for your case inventory,” said Hallman.

More About Litify

Founded in 2016, Litify is a cloud software provider that focuses on improving law firm efficiency by providing an intuitive and streamlined platform for practice management. Its software has been successfully used by law firms including Morgan & Morgan, Pond LeHocky Stern Giordano, and Sanders Phillips Grossman.

The company provides a best-in-class technology solution to help law firms automate marketing, client management, intake, matters, documents, referrals, reporting, and finance – all in a single, secure, easy-to-use application. To learn more about Litify, visit

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Alegion Raises $3.6 Million, Plans to Accelerate Artificial Intelligence Initiatives

AUSTIN, Texas, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Alegion, a human intelligence platform for AI and machine learning initiatives, announced today at the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference that it has raised $3.6 million in Series A funding.

Led by RHS Investments, the infusion of capital will allow the company to accelerate its AI offerings and capitalize on AI’s exponential growth, which is expected to exceed $16B annually by 2022, according to IBM research. With over half of all development teams planning to integrate AI services into their apps by 2018, Alegion is using the funds to fortify its AI products and scale operations.

“Artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies are already beginning to change the world as we know it,” said Nathaniel Gates, the CEO and co-founder of Alegion. “We are uniquely positioned to supply the human intelligence that is required to enable artificial intelligence.”

Alegion helps data science teams accelerate and optimize AI and machine learning projects by supplying large-scale, custom training datasets, human-scored results validation, and human-in-the-loop exception processing.

“Confidence in the training data produces confidence in the resulting model,”  adds Gates. “We introduce human intelligence into the process which provides the quality and scale necessary to achieve rapid, successful results.” 

About Alegion

Alegion is an Austin-based technology company that provides human intelligence solutions designed for today’s AI & machine learning initiatives. Alegion provides AI training data, algorithm validation and human-in-the-loop exception processing.  The Alegion platform supports a wide array of business automation solutions including user generated content moderation, sentiment analysis, data enrichment, tagging and categorization.  Alegion provides solutions for Fortune 500 companies and public-sector organizations including Charles Schwab, Conde Nast and the State of Texas. 

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Dispel Named a 2017 Gartner Cool Vendor in Unified Communications

NEW YORK, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Dispel, a leader in secure collaborative systems and software-defined perimeters, today announced it has been selected as a 2017 Gartner Cool Vendor in Unified Communications (May 11, 2017, Mike Fasciani, Bern Elliot, Steve Blood, Tom Eagle, Adam Preset). Dispel offers a comprehensive suite of simple, secure products for all workers at companies of any size seeking to protect intellectual property and material activity; secure networks against monitoring and intrusion; and prevent downtime from attacks such as DDoS and ransomware. In addition to industries facing cyberattacks, Dispel provides collaboration and data products for employees in volatile geopolitical regions.

According to Gartner, “The shift to cloud-based videoconferencing services has been a major theme in the unified communications and collaboration (UCC) space for the past few years, and momentum in that direction continues to build. As large global enterprises, government agencies and financial services market segments consider following this trend, they often ask whether it puts them at greater security risk.”

“Companies are seeking novel, proven technologies to secure their data worldwide without compromising productivity,” said Ethan Schmertzler, CEO of Dispel. “We are extremely pleased to be recognized as a 2017 Cool Vendor by Gartner, because we believe it acknowledges the fundamental shift in demand by industry for secure platforms that are easy to use, and immune to traditional attack vectors. Dispel offers customers a truly unique and simple solution for global collaboration that workers prefer to use.”

Gartner states in the Cool Vendor report, “With cyberattack security concerns on the rise, application leaders for unified communications (UC) are demanding security competencies when selecting cloud-based conferencing providers.”

Dispel is an easy-to-use communications platform that creates highly secure, private enclaves for information exchanges. Dispel creates interoperable voice, video, messaging, file sharing, and design applications inside Reconnaissance Resistant Networks; mitigating the threat of corporate espionage and cyberattacks—keeping company information secret and secured. 

Reconnaissance Resistant Networks (“RRNs”) are a proprietary class of software-defined perimeter introduced by Dispel in 2014. RRNs can be deployed in under 30 minutes by an average non-technical user; easily integrate with third party systems; and provide a traceless, encrypted, scalable network within which a company can operate. For video conferences that last minutes, to data exchanges lasting months, Dispel allows workers to collaborate in high-speed, cloud-based environments accessible from any device. When a session ends and data preservation is complete, the secure enclave is destroyed, improving security and lowering costs by eliminating the need for maintenance, updates, or manual configuration. 

According to Gartner, “The unified communications (UC) landscape has evolved during the past few years, due to global market trends such as increased automation through artificial intelligence (AI), web-service-based consumption, heightened awareness of security vulnerabilities, and the massive expansion of connected devices. These trends have converged to create an opportunity for companies to enable their employees and customers to securely engage and collaborate in new ways — from anywhere, at any time, using any device, in any application.”

Gartner recommends companies “choose a conferencing service provider focused on security capabilities, rather than a general purpose conferencing provider, when the risk and cost of a potential cyberattack is high.”

Dispel pioneered the development and remains the sole provider of Reconnaissance Resistant Networks, giving companies and institutions of any size the ability to use the applications and services they already enjoy, from the devices they prefer, with transparent and minimal latency security.

Dispel solutions include:

  • Dispel data rooms, video conferencing, messaging, VoIP telephony, virtual desktops, and VPN products.
  • Dispel Cloud Provisioning for custom resource deployment within RRNs; providing intelligent virtual machine orchestration across six major cloud providers and on on-premises hardware.
  • Integrations: Dispel for Apple macOS, Microsoft Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, Polycom, and more.
  • Device support for IoT, hardware, and legacy endpoints.

For more information, Gartner subscribers can download Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Unified Communications, 2017 report published on May 11, 2017 including their full comments on Dispel here. Or, visit the Dispel website to learn more about Dispel.

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About Dispel
Dispel is a U.S. cyberdefense firm specializing in encrypted, traceless, disassociative communication and collaboration systems to insulate equipment, teams, individuals, and datasets from state-level, criminal, and hacktivist cyberattacks and observation.

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The 5th Annual Compass Intelligence Awards is Proud to Honor Top in Mobile, IoT, and Emerging Tech

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Compass Intelligence is honored to recognize the top innovators, technologies, best-in-class solutions and products, and leaders in the mobile, IoT, and emerging technology industries. The 5th annual 2017 Compass Intelligence Awards, brought to you by our partners Silverwood Partners, HYLA Mobile, Mind Commerce, and IoT Analytics were voted on by 40+ industry-leading press, editors, journalists, thought leaders, and analysts. The program included three primary award categories: Mobile & Wireless, A-List in IoT, and Bamboo Mobile, along with selected “of the Year” awards. The 68 different awards identify the best in mobile devices and software, wireless technology, mobile applications, platforms, Internet of Things, wearables, reuse/recycling of devices, robotics, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, connected products, and emerging solutions.  

“Each year new innovations, products, and companies enter into the technology realm and recognizing those who are innovating and delivering best-in-class solutions is vital,” states Stephanie Atkinson, CEO & founder of Compass Intelligence. “It is an honor to distinguish those companies empowering and enabling enterprises, government, and consumers through digital, automation, and technology.”

The award recipients of the 5th Annual Compass Intelligence Awards are as follows:

Award Category


Connected Car Technology of the Year

Navdy by HARMAN

Connected Car Product of the Year 

Bosch Connected Horizon

Connected Vehicle of the Year

Tesla Model S.

Connected Solution Leadership: Fleet Management Tracking


Connected Solution Leadership: Asset Tracking


Connected Health & Wellness Product of the Year


Connected Home Technology of the Year

Amazon Echo

Connected Home Innovator of the Year

Honeywell Home

Connected Solution: Building & Energy Automation

CopperTree Analytics

Connected Solution: Supply Chain Automation


Top IoT Consulting Firm of the Year

Momenta Partners

Consumer IoT Enabling Company of the Year

TE Connectivity

Connectivity Gateways for Branch Offices/B2B

Digi International

IoT Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year

Aeris Communications

IoT App Dev / Platform of the Year for the Enterprise Market


IoT Emerging Company of the Year for the Consumer Market


IoT Emerging Company of the Year for the Enterprise Market

Camgian Microsystems

IoT Enablement Company of the Year for the Enterprise Market

JMA Wireless

IoT Enterprise Software Company of the Year


IoT Innovative Product of the Year for the Consumer Market

ThingWorx Studio

IoT Security Platform of the Year


IoT Semiconductor Company of the Year

Qualcomm Technologies

IoT Sensor Company of the Year


Industrial IoT Company of the Year


Top IoT Service Provider of the Year


M2M Embedded Hardware Company of the Year

Multi-Tech Systems

IoT Innovative Product / Solution of the Year


M2M Network Equipment Technology Company of the Year


IoT Satellite Service Provider of the Year


Smart Appliance of the Year

Verizon Hum

Mobile & Wireless Awards

Award Category


Top B2B Smartphone Device

Samsung Galaxy S8

Top B2B Wearable Device

Microsoft HoloLens

Top B2B Workplace Device

Samsung DeX

B2B Application: Internal Operations

PowWow Mobile

B2B Application: Client Facing


B2B Application: Enterprise Chat/Messaging


B2B Application: Team Collaboration and Team Building


B2B Application: Augmented Reality


B2B Application: Virtual Meetings & Conferencing Services

Microsoft Skype for Business

Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Vox Mobile

Mobile App Management (MAM)


Mobile Content Management (MCM)

VMware AirWatch

Top B2B Cable Operator

Comcast Business

Top B2B VoIP Service Provider


Top B2B Wireless Provider 

Verizon Wireless

Top B2B Wireline Provider

Verizon Communications

Top B2B Robotics Vendor

Rethink Robotics

Top Innovation in Robotics: Healthcare

“ReWalk” by ReWalk Robotics

Top Innovation in Robotics: Government

Endeavor Robotics

Top Innovation in Robotics: Process Management

Kuka Robotics

Mobile Device Tracking & Security Software

BlackBerry Enterprise Mobility Suite


Fingerprint Cards AB

Bamboo Mobile Awards

Award Category


Consumer Mobile Recycling/Buyback (Online)

Consumer Mobile Recycling/Buyback (In-store)

AT&T Trade-in Program  

Business Mobile Recycling/Buyback (Overall)

Verizon Wireless  

Recycling/Reclamation Innovation & Support Vendor

HYLA Mobile

Eco/Green Product Design


Sustainable Mobile Network Technology


Eco/Green Innovator


Most Eco-Focused Carrier


Top in Mobile Device Lifecycle Management


Compass Intelligence Nominated Awards

Compass Intelligence of the Year


Network Innovator of the Year

Federated Wireless

Custom Built Solution Leadership: Connected Officer


IoT Platform Rising Star


Mobile Customer Experience Innovation


Augmented Reality Innovation Leadership


Data Analytics & Management Innovation

Bright Wolf

Artificial Intelligence Innovation Leadership


Note: These awards were selected exclusively by the Compass Intelligence team.

About Compass Intelligence

Compass Intelligence, a market analytics and consulting firm, specializes in deep-level market segmentation and actionable research for the high-tech and telecom industries while delivering metrics-driven intelligence and insights. Compass Intelligence provides executive insights, market sizing/modeling, competitive analysis, strategic consulting, research-based marketing support, and expert recommendations on multiple markets. Visit us at Follow Compass Intelligence on Twitter at @CompassIntel.

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Caruma Technologies Integrates RapidSOS Technology into Intelligent Connected-Vehicle Platform for Faster Emergency Response

SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Caruma Technologies, Inc., The Intelligent Connected-Vehicle Platform™ company, and RapidSOS, an advanced emergency technology company, announced today that they are bringing emergency response cloud infrastructure capabilities to Caruma Technologies’ AI-Powered Open Vehicle Network™ to ensure faster help from emergency responders after serious car crashes. By integrating RapidSOS’s unique technology, Caruma can automatically transmit critical details in emergency situations—vision-augmented context, location, and vehicle information—providing 911 centers with lifesaving data to accelerate response times and improve situational awareness.

Unlike landline calls which are instantly identified and located by existing 911 systems, calls from mobile phones cannot always be precisely determined. In emergencies, where the caller may not know their location or be able to communicate, RapidSOS’s technology uses the video and data collected by Caruma’s system—such as a view of the driver, contact info, vehicle location and condition--to provide dispatchers with information to better assess the situation and know which resources to deploy.

Existing 911 systems can instantly identify and locate landline calls in emergency situations; however, calls from mobile phones often cannot be precisely located by these systems and precious time is wasted trying to locate mobile callers.

Caruma’s solution combines artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision with high definition video and supplemental data collected by its windshield-mounted Caruma Cam device that automatically detects a crash. With RapidSOS’s technology, Caruma’s system will have the ability to send critical details into the 911 system to provide situational context—such as a view of the driver and passengers, the driver’s contact data, vehicle location and overall condition—so emergency responders can better assess the situation. If the driver is unconscious, emergency contacts can call 911 on behalf of a loved one, transmitting location and rich data to 911 so help can arrive quickly.

RapidSOS’s technology also supplements Caruma’s ability to provide security from vehicle theft and tampering when parked or the engine is off. When a security threat is detected by Caruma’s proximity sensors and video cameras, an alert along with visual evidence is immediately sent to the driver. With the driver’s confirmation, a voice connection with 911 automatically is established and the vehicle location and other rich data is sent to 911 so help can be dispatched quickly.

“RapidSOS is leading the way in advanced emergency technology and we believe that this combination will give customers next level protection in connected vehicles with Caruma’s computer vision expertise,” said Michael Martin, CEO of RapidSOS. “Caruma’s value proposition of being an open connected platform fits well with our strategy and we look forward to a successful partnership that ultimately benefits emergency response systems and the people that rely on them.”

“Caruma is extremely pleased to be able to advance our offerings with RapidSOS and their emergency response solution,” said Chris Carson, CEO of Caruma Technologies Inc. “By integrating their 911 response technology, it will give us another advantage as we drive our software platform into the market and share the benefits of our AI-based computer vision technology.” 

The Caruma Control™ technology platform connects in-car cameras and sensor hardware to a continuous learning cloud and an artificial intelligence powered open vehicle network, which ‘learns’ the behavioral patterns of drivers and passengers, situational factors external to the vehicle and road infrastructural changes. Integrating RapidSOS’s unique technology improves response time for 911 dispatch and responders through a faster and more efficient transmission of voice and critical data into the 911 emergency ecosystem and furthers Caruma’s market-leading platform, which provides customers and partners a unique element to address driver safety and vehicle security.

About RapidSOS
RapidSOS is an advanced emergency technology company that is partnering with the 9-1-1 Community to provide precise wireless location and rich data to 9-1-1, without the need for an app, at no cost to PSAPs. The result is faster, more effective emergency response. Formed in 2012 and backed by some of the world’s top technologists, RapidSOS was named “2016 Start-Up of the Year” by the Consumer Technology Association, a Top Innovation of 2015 by MIT News, and Top 3 Innovative World Technologies by SXSW. Learn more at

About Caruma Technologies, Inc.
Caruma is The Intelligent Connected-Vehicle Platform company that utilizes the underlying technologies found in autonomous driving vehicles to improve safety, security, and convenience. Caruma’s AI-powered vision-based connected-vehicle platform collects data that empowers fleet managers with context-rich information, insurance sector with a vision- augmented driver score, smart cities with deep insights about road segment infrastructure anomalies, mapping sector with rich dynamic data substrate for accelerating towards self-healing maps, and automotive sector with real data sets needed for ramping to level 4 autonomy.

Caruma and the Caruma logo are registered trademarks of Caruma Technologies, Inc.

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