Thinking about joining us? Download the Sponsor Pack to find out more!

FOUNDING PARTNERS

amazon
Alexa, the voice service that powers Echo, provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of these skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer and more. Alexa is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more customers use Alexa, the more she adapts to speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. With Alexa, developers can build new voice experiences. Natural user interfaces, like those based on speech, represent the next major disruption in computing. Get in early. Leave understanding human speech to us and focus on your differentiated value-add to customers.
GOOGLE-CLOUD-PLATFORM
Google Cloud Platform lets you focus on what’s next for your business. Google Cloud Platform frees you from the overhead of managing infrastructure, provisioning servers and configuring networks. To let innovators innovate and let coders, well, just code.

DRYiCE is HCL’s third-generation autonomics & orchestration platform, providing the most comprehensive automation platform currently deployed in more than 100 organizations across four continents. DRYiCE combines the power of analytics, automation, orchestration and AI to fundamentally transform the way IT is run, while enabling “sensory functionality” that acts as the “brain” of the agile and lean enterprise. At the heart of DRYiCE is HCL’s proprietary AI-infused Robotic Process Automation (RPA) module, which enables simplified IT operations through self-healing and preventive actions. DRYiCE also comes with more than 40 additional interconnected modules to handle different monitoring, reporting, visualization, service orchestration, machine learning, and cognitive computing tasks.

Watson is the first commercially available cognitive computing technology platform and represents a new era in computing. Watson analyses high volumes of data and processes information more like a human than a computer — by understanding natural language, generating hypotheses based on evidence, and learning as it goes. Since its triumph on the US television quiz show Jeopardy! IBM has advanced Watson’s capabilities and made it available via the cloud. Watson now powers new consumer and enterprise services in the healthcare, financial services, retail and education markets. IBM has also opened the Watson platform to developers and entrepreneurs, enabling them to build and market their own powered by Watson applications for a variety of industries. To further advance Watson, IBM has created two dedicated business units: Watson, established for the development of cloud-delivered cognitive computing technologies that represent the commercialisation of “artificial intelligence” across a variety of industries, and secondly Watson Health, dedicated to improving the ability of doctors, researchers, insurers and other related health organisations to surface new insights from data to deliver personalised healthcare. Today, with the help of Watson, organisations are harnessing the power of cognitive computing to transform industries, help professionals do their jobs better, and solve important challenges.
microsoft
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Publicis.Sapient, part of Publicis Groupe, is the world’s most advanced and largest digitally-centered platform focused exclusively on digital transformation and the dynamics of an always-on world. With more than 22,000 people around the world, Publicis.Sapient combines global leaders in digital – SapientNitro, Razorfish Global and DigitasLBi – with the deep industry expertise of Sapient Consulting. The platform leverages unmatched capabilities in marketing, omni-channel commerce and consulting, underpinned by tremendous depth of technology expertise with significant presence in India, to help clients advance their ways of working, given the daunting new reality of a highly-connected operating environment.
PWC
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people, committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. PwC advises on how best to integrate artificial intelligence into business strategy, to deliver new insights and extraordinary results. We help businesses create responsible AI strategies and are working with regulators and with industry to set out how to accelerate adoption whilst maintaining trust and transparency. We provide robust, broad and deep machine learning and AI expertise and have delivered AI solutions across industries, technical domains and business problems around the world.

DIAMOND SPONSORS

nvidia
NVIDIA awakened the world to computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Researchers utilize GPUs to advance the frontiers of science with high performance computing. Industry and academia leverage them for deep learning to make groundbreaking improvements across a variety of applications including image classification, video analytics and speech recognition. GPUs perform many calculations at once, speeding up processes that could otherwise take a year or more to just weeks or days. www.nvidia.co.uk

PLATINUM SPONSORS

artificial-solutions
Artificial Solutions is the leading specialist in Natural Language Interaction (NLI). The company’s patented technology enables people to converse with applications and services running on computers, mobiles, wearables and other electronic devices in a humanlike, intelligent manner.Called Teneo, it is the first complete platform to enable enterprises to rapidly develop and analyze artificially intelligent, natural language applications through the use of machine learning and implicit personalization. Teneo allows business users and developers to collaborate on creating sophisticated natural language applications in record time that run on any operating system, across multiple channels and in 35 languages, without the need for specialist linguistic skills. Teneo unlocks the knowledge held in immense volumes of natural language conversations, delivering unprecedented levels of big data insight and true ‘voice of your customer’ understanding.Artificial Solutions’ technology is deployed by hundreds of public and private sector organizations and used by millions of people.

THE POWER OF PERSONALIZED INTELLIGENCE BUILT ON AN A.I. PLATFORM
Born of neuroscience and raised without rules, Saffron is always learning from your data – about what actually matters to your business. Inspired by the remarkable way our brain stores and reasons from information, Saffron is used on large, complex data sets where the data is highly varied and often sparse – providing a more accurate and informative alternative to data modeling. If the goal is to use data to solve problems, then we need to move away from exclusive dependence on data models and adopt a more diverse and adaptable approach to decision support and prediction. ​Welcome to Saffron.
KONICA
Since its establishment in 1873, Konica Minolta has had a long history of innovation and is now expanding its business in various fields including the digital workplace, healthcare, sensors and information automation, and
business technologies. To accelerate its innovation activities, Konica Minolta has established Business Innovation Centres (BIC) in 5 major regions around the world. The role of BIC is to collaborate closely with academic institutes, research institutes, partner companies, start-ups and our customers to gain a deeper understanding of market needs and to initiate, support and manage new business and technology development.

We’re the #1 CRM platform that’s bringing artificial intelligence to everyone.
Create deeper relationships with your customers using the world’s first CRM solution that’s available with Einstein AI — it uses your Salesforce data to constantly get smarter, making you more productive and your customers happier.

GOLD SPONSORS


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 375,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
arria
Arria NLG’s core product is known as the Arria NLG Platform, a form of artificial intelligence software that specializes in extracting information from complex data sources and communicating that information in natural language. Arria NLG configures the Platform for a wide range of client needs; it also offers its technology as pre-packaged SaaS Products and as a Software Development Kit (SDK) with APIs that allow developers to add NLG functionality to their own applications.
The scientific foundation for Arria NLG’s technology is based on more than 30 years of research and development. Arria’s scientists have authored over 300 academic papers on the subject, and our senior scientists wrote the de facto textbook in the field, Building Natural Language Generation Systems.

Ayasdi is a leader in the design, development and deployment of artificial intelligence applications for the financial services, healthcare and public sectors. Developed at Stanford and seeded by DARPA, the Ayasdi technology has solved some of the hardest challenges in multiple industries – earning it recognition as one of the world’s most innovative companies from Fast Company and the World Economic Forum.

Cisco designs and sells broad lines of products, provides services, and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world. For over 30 years, we have helped our customers build networks and automate, orchestrate, integrate, and digitize IT-based products and services. In an increasingly connected world, Cisco is helping to transform businesses, governments, and cities worldwide.
crowdflower
CrowdFlower is the essential human-in-the-loop platform for data science teams. CrowdFlower is focused on making data useful by helping data teams collect, clean, and label their data at scale. The CrowdFlower platform combines human-labeled training data, easy to deploy machine learning models, and human-in-the-loop capabilities to help companies create value from their unstructured data.

Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Canvas Venture Fund, Trinity Ventures, and Microsoft Ventures, CrowdFlower serves data science teams at Fortune 500 and fast-growing data-driven organizations across a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.crowdflower.com.

LUMINOSO
Luminoso is a text analytics enterprise software company that empowers Fortune 1000 companies to understand their customers’ feedback and take action to maximize customer satisfaction and loyalty. Luminoso applies cutting-edge methodologies, initially developed at the MIT Media Labs, to rapidly process and measure large amounts of consumer feedback from sources like open-ended survey responses, product reviews, and call center transcripts. The intuitive user interface makes it easy for analysts and executives alike to identify key topics, track trends over time, and create dashboards to disseminate insights across the organization. Multi-lingual capabilities, including Chinese, Spanish, and Arabic, give global companies the ability to understand their customers worldwide. Clients include Autodesk, Staples, Target Australia, Publicis.Sapient, and Scotts. Luminoso is privately held with headquarters in Cambridge, MA. For more information visit www.luminoso.com.

UiPath is a leading provider of Robotic Process Automation technology enabling global enterprises to design, deploy and manage a full-fledged robotic workforce that mimics employees in administering rules-based tasks and frees them from the daily routine of rote work. The UiPath RPA computing platform is dedicated to automate business processes. It provides process modelling, change management, deployment management, access control, remote execution and scheduling, execution monitoring, auditing and analytics in full compliance with enterprise security and governance best practices.

SILVER SPONSORS


BBVA is a customer­centric global retail financial group founded in 1857 that provides its customers around the world a full range of financial and non­financial products and services. BBVA enjoys a solid leadership position in the Spanish market is the largest financial institution in Mexico (BBVA Bancomer) and has leading franchises in South America and the US Sunbelt (BBVA Compass). Additionally, it has a relevant banking presence in Turkey (through Garanti Bank) and operates an extensive branch network worldwide. The Group’s vision is defined as “creating opportunities”, while the overall goal is to establish lasting relationships with our customers.

Digital Reasoning helps people find solutions to complex challenges by harnessing insights hidden within data. Established in 2000, we were a prescient pioneer of cognitive computing and today our award-winning technology platform, Synthesys®, is trusted by government, enterprises and healthcare providers to reduce risk, create opportunities, and save lives.
Synthesys combines natural language processing, computer vision, machine learning and deep learning to deliver a holistic analysis of all types of data at any scale. It continually gets smarter, semantically analyzing human communication in text, voice and images, to become ever more accurate at resolving what is of value. With Synthesys, individuals and organizations
achieve better outcomes, in less time, and at lower cost. Digital Reasoning is headquartered outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and London. For more information, visit us at www.digitalreasoning.com.
humley
Humley are a cloud based platform provider, specialising in the rapid deployment of enterprise grade customer engagement solutions powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Humley are focussed on improving the end-user experience of technology and build this into positive commercially viable deployable AI solutions. Humley is for businesses who are information rich and want to allow their end-users to engage with them in natural language. This allows them to truly identify and understand the end-users wants and needs. Humley are able to link end-users to the knowledge they really want.

Synechron is a global consulting and technology organization providing innovative solutions to the financial services industry through its three main business focus areas: digital, business consulting, and technology. Based in New York, the company has 18 offices around the globe, with over 7,000+ employees producing over $400+M in annual revenue. In March, Synechron released Neo, an artificial intelligence platform containing 14 innovative accelerators designed to solve complex, real-life Financial Services business challenges. These customizable accelerators were designed to drastically reduce time-to-market for AI projects, applying the most advanced techniques, algorithms and technology available.

BRONZE SPONSORS


CognitiveScale builds enterprise-scale augmented intelligence software for healthcare, commerce, and financial services markets. The company’s products— Engage and Amplify—help large enterprises increase user engagement, improve decision-making, and deliver self-learning and self-assuring business processes. CognitiveScale has successfully deployed its software with multiple Global 500 companies and has formed strategic go-to-market and technology partnerships with IBM, Microsoft, and Deloitte. CognitiveScale was founded in 2013 by highly successful serial entrepreneurs and senior executives from IBM Watson, Oracle, and Salesforce with deep expertise in vertical enterprise software, cloud computing, and machine learning. The company has won numerous awards and featured in prominent research and publications.

CrowdCare offers the world’s most mature multi-channel enterprise virtual assistant solution to deliver fast, effective and personalized answers to customer questions. Telecommunications companies around the world rely on CrowdCare’s Wysdom solution to deliver exceptional automated answers to their customers while increasing satisfaction and loyalty and reducing customer care expenses. With millions of customer questions analysed and many years of experience, Wysdom is the most effective enterprise digital care solution in the market today.

r4 offers a ground-breaking new ai platform used by CEOs and Line of Business Leaders in multiple industries to drive significant improvements in revenue and margin while reducing operating costs, without changing existing systems and people, and delivering business results in 90 days.

r4 ingests and makes usable your enterprise data (across silos, structured, unstructured and incomplete data) with unmatched ease and speed, securely in the cloud – your cloud. Then, integrates relevant external data to get the full picture in a way no other system can.

r4 helps to solve multiple challenges, generating improvement in hundreds of KPIs, including: Product Optimization & Assortment, Optimal Supply Chain, Smarter Selling, Promotion Optimization & Personalization and Content Optimization.


Tamr is the enterprise data unification company trusted by industry leaders like GE, Toyota, Thomson Reuters, GSK, HP, Philips, and Amgen. The company’s patented software system combines machine learning with human expertise to automate the unification of data silos dispersed across large companies to deliver previously impossible analytic breakthroughs. With a co-founding team led by Andy Palmer (founding CEO of Vertica) and Mike Stonebraker (Turing Award winner) and backed by investors including NEA and Google Ventures, Tamr is transforming how companies get value from their data.

EXHIBITORS


Businesses run on chat, we make it happen! We are AceBot, an Enterprise Chatbot solution that leverages conversational UI to enable collaboration, team productivity and data collation within any enterprise.

Ciklum is a global software engineering and technology partner. We deliver software engineering excellence to Fortune 500 and fast-growing organizations alike around the world. Since 2002, over 3,000+ developers located in the delivery centres across the globe provide our clients with a range of services including extended software development teams, outsourcing software development, Quality Assurance, R&D, IoT, Big Data, and engineering consulting.

Kami is an UK based startup focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning. In Kami, we believe the best way to understand humans is through conversation as conversation is the portal to human thought. Our AI conversational platform empowers businesses to build smarter and more engaging virtual assistants for best user experience. Primarily focus on the banking, financial service and insurance sectors where customer engagement and building trusted relationships are essential. Our patented AI technologies engage customers with highly personalised intuitive recommendations and augment corporations for strategies and make better decisions with deep market understanding. Recently Kami has won the most investible award from Start Planet and has been shortlisted as one of the finalists in the renowned AIconics Award 2017. Kami is also endorsed by UK DIT in the Global Entrepreneur Program in recognition of their technology breakthrough and great market potentials.

Lionbridge provides the human component to complement and augment our customers’ AI efforts by providing scalable and complete global coverage. As customers move quickly to solve data problems, they can rely on Lionbridge to offload the program management and operational requirements to execute solutions. We align fully with our clients’ organizational structures, processes, and systems and have over a decade of exceptional performance working on the most sensitive client programs.
MIGHTYAI
Founded in 2014, Mighty AI delivers the human insights artificial intelligence (AI) engines need to see, hear, talk, and “think” like humans. Our Training Data as a Service™ platform helps companies get the accurate, high-quality datasets they need to train and scale their computer vision and natural language models. Visit Mty.ai to learn more.
RAINBIRD
Rainbird is an award winning cognitive reasoning platform. It enables businesses to rapidly automate decision-making tasks and build tools that augment human workers in more complex operations. Rainbird has the ability to form judgements in the face of uncertainty and missing data. Furthermore unlike other AI solutions, Rainbird provides a rationale for every judgement it makes which acts as a full audit trail for this automated decisioning. Our clients are automating problem-solving, compliance checks, loan approvals, and even tailoring products to each individual customer – all at an enterprise scale. By rapidly re-engineering expensive and complex processes, organisations can deliver unprecedented levels of operational efficiency. But it’s not just about efficiency. Our clients are also innovating entirely new products and services, generating new revenues and gaining a competitive advantage.
ravn
RAVN Systems helps organisations make sense of the explosion of big data through state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence solutions.
RAVN’s Applied Cognitive Engine (ACE) is a cognitive computing platform that powers a number of applications to automatically read, interpret and summarise key pieces of information from documents and unstructured data – just like a human would do but much faster and more accurately.
RAVN ACE is not narrowly focused on a single area of expertise, it can be used in multiple strands of business and be truly multipurpose too. RAVN are successfully working with a number of high profile clients; whether you are a law firm, financial services company or any other business that needs to deal with huge stacks of unstructured data – RAVN can help you!
SIGMA
Sigma Technologies Global is a technology company headquartered in San Francisco. Our deep learning technology allows companies to utilize and monetize terabytes of lost and hidden data. Through our AIcurate™ Platform, lost, but relevant, content located in the cloud, on your servers, in text, audio, video, image, and multimedia files is accessible and can be used to gain insights or improve accuracies, detect sentiment, behavior demographics or profiles, build better data sets and projections, and recognize anomalies and opportunities that are not readily visible. Each of Sigma customer’s data is held in confidence and is secure. And we guarantee results. Both are key features our competitors don’t offer. Through the use of proprietary machine learning technologies, Sigma’s customers save time, reduce expenses, and increase revenues by enhancing existing capabilities and solving problems.

Skim Technologies develops ML and NLP solutions for enterprise. Their first product, Triggers.ai is an intelligent alerting system for competitor and customer monitoring. Partnering with Microsoft, business users can now receive market alerts via app, chat or voice interfaces, as soon as a story breaks. Meaning business can move faster and make more informed decisions. Never miss an opportunity again, sign up at triggers.ai.

Volume Elements algorithm developers specialize in Computer Vision and Machine Learning with many years of experience in 3D reconstruction, pattern recognition, deep learning, medical imaging, tracking, navigation and more. Developing tailor made end to end solutions. The service can be Ad-hoc for a specific task or a long-term project. We team up with clients, working as if we are part of their team, helping them expand their R&D outreach. We ignite a team of SW/Algorithm experts in no time, minimizing the client’s product’s time to market.
Whether the client has a spec in place, or needs to start with a feasibility prototype, we can help in designing, coding, testing and documenting efficiently on a simple retainer basis contracting. That way the client sets the pace which fits their budget and milestones.

useAIble is a disruptive technology company that has reimagined neural networks. Our patent-pending Ryskamp Learning Machine™ and SmartNeurons™ diverge from current machine learning methodologies to create compact, efficient, and transparent neural networks. useAIble’s ground-breaking approach solves the classic “black box” problem, providing unparalleled clarity for training and optimization.

Teradata empowers companies to achieve high-impact business outcomes through data and analytics. With our focus on business solutions, coupled with our industry-leading technology and architecture expertise, we unleash the potential of great companies. This is all made possible through our unique approach, centered on core capabilities in three areas: business, architecture, and technology. Our Business Analytics Solutions leverage data and analytics to drive business outcomes in customer experience, finance transformation, risk mitigation, operational excellence, product innovation and assets optimisation. Our Ecosystem Architecture Consulting delivers trusted advisors with deep industry knowledge and expertise around open source and analytical ecosystem architecture strategy and design. Lastly, our Hybrid Cloud Solutions deliver Teradata’s core technology deployed across private, public, on-premises, and managed cloud environments, all orchestrated to work together.