Founding Partners


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.


ignioTM is the world’s first Neural Automation system. It is designed to make Enterprise IT & Operations resilient, agile and future-ready with a superior user experiencePioneering “Services-as-Software”, ignioTM combines Artificial Intelligence with Automation to deliver a Technology-first service model. This seamlessly integrates with an enterprise environment, intelligently creates context awareness, autonomously detects emergent conditions, self-learns and self-heals without writing code, scripts, workflows or rules ignioTM has the ability to ease all aspects in the life of an IT Leader – whether it’s eliminating operational risk or delivering 90% improvement in response time or even reducing costs by 50-60%. ignioTM helps transform the role of IT from a business enabler to a business differentiator ignioTM is a product from Digitate – a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) venture for next generation products, systems and platforms.

Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform enables developers to build, test, and deploy applications on Google’s highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure. Google Cloud Platform frees you from the overhead of managing infrastructure, provisioning servers and configuring networks. To let innovators innovate and let coders just code. Learn more about Google Cloud Platform at

IBM Watson

Pioneering a New Era of Computing

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. For more information visit:


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.

Diamond 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


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.
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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. For more information visit


HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. HCL has focused on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, offering an integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and Business services. HCL leverages its extensive global infrastructure and network of offices in 31 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare & Life sciences. HCL’s organisational beliefs of ‘Employees First, Customers Second’, ‘Trust, Transparency and Flexibility’, and ‘Value Centricity’ empower its 106,107 Ideapreneurs to create real value for customers by delivering a Relationship Beyond the Contract. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, had consolidated revenues of US$ 6.0 billion, as on 30th June 2015 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit

Gold Sponsors

Amazon Web Services

For 10 years, Amazon Web Services has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers over 70 fully featured services for compute, storage, databases, analytics, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise applications from 33 Availability Zones (AZs) across 12 geographic regions in the U.S., Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, and Singapore. AWS services are trusted by more than a million active customers around the world — including the fastest growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies — to power their infrastructure, make them more agile, and lower costs. To learn more about AWS, visit


The Deloitte Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry (TMT) group consists of the practices organized in the various member firms of DTTL and includes more than 20,000 member firm partners, directors and other professionals dedicated to helping their clients evaluate complex issues, develop fresh approaches to problems and implement practical solutions.There are dedicated TMT member firm practices in 48 locations worldwide. DTTL’s member firms serve 91 percent of the TMT companies in the 2015 Fortune Global 500. Clients of Deloitte’s member firms’ TMT practices include some of the world’s top software companies, computer manufacturers, mobile operators, broadcasters, advertising agencies and semiconductor foundries – as well as leaders in publishing, telecommunications, and mobile device manufacturing.
Companies in the TMT sectors confront a swiftly changing marketplace. The TMT practices of Deloitte’s member firms are helping companies adapt quickly to this evolving terrain by helping them unlock the innovative and creative thinking they need to compete.


IPONWEB is a world leader in the Engineering & Operation of highly customised, real-time marketing and media trading platforms. As a pioneer of programmatic advertising and automation through machine learning, IPONWEB has spent the last 12 years helping custom-develop programmatic systems for more than 100 global companies. IPONWEB specialises in developing highly customised, data-driven platforms and infrastructure solutions that help corporations put their proprietary data assets and advertising footprint to work, and harness the ability of machine learning to identify and predict user behaviour to achieve better marketing outcomes. Founded in the UK, IPONWEB has more than 250 employees and offices in the US, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Cyprus and Japan to support clients in more than a dozen countries. For more information please visit:

Konica Minolta

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.


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.

Silver Sponsors


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.


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, developed in combination with work done 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

Bronze Sponsors


Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016, Darktrace is one of the world’s leading cyber threat defense companies. Its Enterprise Immune System technology detects and responds to previously unidentified threats, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge. Without using rules or signatures, Darktrace is uniquely capable of understanding the ‘pattern of life’ of every device, user and network within an organization, and defends against evolving threats that bypass all other systems. Some of the world’s largest corporations rely on Darktrace’s self-learning technology in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation. Darktrace is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, with 20 global offices including Auckland, London, Milan, Mumbai, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C.


Inbenta is a pioneer in online customer support, success and experience. Using Natural Language Processing and Artificial Intelligence, we specialize in online self-service, support ticketing and e-commerce search. Some of our key functionalities include multilingual Natural Language search of knowledge base content and FAQs, conversational chatbots, and a performance-monitoring dashboard. Our platform provides answers to questions based on the meaning, not just keywords. We integrate with Zendesk, Salesforce, Facebook Messenger, Skype and many more. Discover how Inbenta can make a difference for your customer’s online and mobile experience, while deflecting a huge amount of calls, emails and live chats.

Nervana Systems

Nervana is changing the way Artificial Intelligence relates to computation. We are building the world’s first fully optimized platform for machine intelligence. Built for ease of use, speed and scale, Nervana’s brain-inspired deep learning solution abstracts away the complexities associated with AI development and allows you to focus your efforts on building the next generation of solutions that tackle the world’s toughest machine learning problems. Using deep learning as a computational paradigm, we are building a full-stack solution that is optimized from algorithms down to silicon to solve machine learning problems at scale. Our long-term vision is to be the world’s platform for machine intelligence and data science.


Tractable develops deep learning algorithms to automate expert tasks for the enterprise. Their AI technology combines image recognition, OCR and NLP to interpret unstructured and specialist imagery and data, as domain experts do. In 2015 they raised one of the largest seed investment rounds in Europe from Venture Capital and C-level executives at Google, Facebook and Microsoft.
Tractable is involved in several industries and their fastest growing sector is within insurance, where they have established a partnership with a major US automotive claims player, using AI to tackle claim leakage by analyzing images and estimates in real time and at scale. This first Audit product is already in experimentation with some of the largest carriers in US and Europe

VC Partners

500 Start-Ups

500 Startups is a global venture capital seed fund and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley with over $200M in assets under management. Our team has invested in over 1,500 companies in more than 50 countries since our inception in 2010. With over 140 Fintech investments in 15 countries, including CreditKarma, Flywire, FeeFighters (acquired by Groupon), Simple (acquired by BBVA), iMoney, and RealtyShares, CB Insights has recognized 500 as the most active early-stage FinTech investor in the world. Learn more at

Comet Labs

Comet Labs is a venture initiative focused on helping B2B intelligent machine (AI and Robotics) startups scale. We invest capital, and provide resources that accelerate the product and customer development cycles — resulting in a shorter time to paying customers. Our portfolio companies are typically in the following areas:

  • Applied Intelligencesolving a specific industry problem like a robot that harvests blueberries, a car that navigates autonomously, or a system that transports packages around a logistics warehouse.
  • Enabling Technologythe building blocks of intelligent machine systems like computer vision, natural language processing, new sensors, or new computing hardware.

Zetta Venture Partners

Zetta invests in intelligent enterprise software.
We partner with companies building software that learns from data to analyze, predict and prescribe outcomes. We lead or co-lead $1-5M funding rounds. Each Zetta partner works for 5-10 startups.

Exhibitors brings artificial intelligence to organizations to improve operations, financial outcomes and community impact. We offer a platform that offers new insights and “supercharges” dashboards and applications in sales, marketing, supply chain, finance and other corporate functions.


LEVERTON develops and applies disruptive deep learning / machine learning technology to extract and manage data from corporate documents in more than 20 languages.
Among other use cases, LEVERTON’s neural networks technologies allow corporate real estate organizations to significantly accelerate the lease review for IFRS 16 / IAS 16 and to manage global documentation and lease data in real-time. Our clients from the financial and real estate sectors optimize their contract management significantly, manage operational teams more efficiently and process transactions faster.
Asset documentation with an underlying face value of more than €40 billion is managed with LEVERTON’s technology. Global companies such as Clifford Chance, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Freshfields, Goldman Sachs, Union Investment, and others trust our solutions. Our platform runs on LEVERTON servers in ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified data centers that guarantee highest security.
LEVERTON brings innovative technology to various industries – we are LegalTech, CREtech, PropTech, FinTech!