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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 506,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises.
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Amsterdam is a city renowned for its history, culture, business climate and innovation. With AI firmly established as the defining technology of the future, Amsterdam is putting plans in place to become a true world-leader in AI in the coming years.
StartupAmsterdam is an initiative from the City of Amsterdam tasked with strengthening Amsterdam’s startup ecosystem by stimulating innovative and sustainable entrepreneurship. Since 2015, StartupAmsterdam has launched and supported over 40 initiatives that facilitated startups’ access to capital, talent, launching customers, content and a startup-minded environment. The action programme was designed as a proverbial ‘spider in the web’ – working with various public and private organisations, facilitating invaluable connections that would ultimately benefit all stakeholders of the ecosystem.
Smart Health Amsterdam
Smart Health Amsterdam is a community for all organisations that work on preventing diseases and encouraging healthy lifestyles. We are on a collective quest to make the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area as healthy as possible. Join Smart Health Amsterdam now and connect with others who want to scale up their activities far beyond the Amsterdam Area. After all, health has no borders.
As the leader in analytics, SAS embeds AI capabilities into our software to deliver more intelligent, automated solutions that help you reshape what’s possible from data. From machine learning, to computer vision, natural language processing, forecasting and optimization, our AI technologies support diverse environments and scale to meet your changing organizational needs. Every industry has something to gain from AI – whether it’s enabling financial institutions to meet regulatory compliance demands; retail organizations to automate and enhance the customer experience; or health care systems to get diagnoses and treatments to patients faster.
Applying AI to your business can create the acceleration you are looking for. The true strength of AI lies in its ability to help leaders make more informed, effective and intelligent business decisions. With a large number of AI-projects, Deloitte has all the expertise to help you embrace it successfully and benefit from the power of AI. Deloitte is a strong advocate of transparency and responsibility in AI: AI that has been thoroughly tested, that is explainable to customers and employees, and that has all the ethical considerations in place.
Artificial Solutions® enables enterprises to rapidly build conversational AI systems, allowing users to converse with applications and electronic devices in free-format, natural language, using speech, text, touch or gesture.
Delivered through Teneo®, an ultra-rapid AI development and analytics platform, Artificial Solutions’ technology allows business users and developers to collaborate on creating sophisticated, conversational applications in 35 languages, running over any OS, on any device, without the need for specialist linguistic skills. Teneo also gives enterprises the power to analyze the enormous quantities of real-time conversational data generated, delivering unprecedented levels of actionable user insight.
Already used by global companies in the automotive, banking, energy, entertainment, telecoms and travel marketplaces, Teneo offers one of the most humanlike experiences available in commercial conversational AI today.
Oracle For Startups
Oracle for Startups enables mutually beneficial business-building partnerships for startups, our customers, and Oracle. We are creating a virtuous cycle of innovation by blending startup ingenuity with enterprise resources to deliver transformative solutions to customers. Without taking equity, we offer access to a complete stack of Oracle Cloud solutions, supported by experienced cloud and industry mentors. A relationship that starts with free cloud has the potential to expand into a true partnership, where startups scale to reach a new audience of enterprise customers. We are reimagining corporate innovation through collaboration, and enabling the “rise of the rest.”
For more than 170 years, Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) has stood for innovative strength, a passion for technology, sustainability, responsibility and an uncompromising commitment to quality and excellence. As a globally operating technology company, we’re rigorously leveraging the advantages that our setup provides.
To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, our businesses are bundled into eight divisions and healthcare as well as wind power as separately managed businesses. As of September 30, 2017, we had around 377,000 employees worldwide. Orders totaled €85,7 billion and revenue was €83 billion in fiscal 2017.
We operate in 289 major production and manufacturing plants worldwide. In addition, we have office buildings, warehouses, research and development facilities or sales offices in almost every country in the world.
QuantumBlack is an advanced analytics firm operating at the intersection of strategy, technology and design to improve performance outcomes for organizations.
In 2015 QuantumBlack became part of McKinsey & Company. Together, combining advanced analytics, design and engineering expertise with McKinsey’s industry knowledge and organizational change management experience.
QuantumBlack was born and proven in Formula 1 – where teams live and breathe data. Today, we are still fascinated by how a marginal gain can have a significant impact on the performance of any company.
Government of Canada
Discover the AI advantages of Canada. With strong research capacity, a thriving start-up scene, significant multinational investment, and effective government programs and incentives that encourage innovation, Canada is at the forefront of artificial intelligence (AI).
Learn more about the Government of Canada’s important initiatives: the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy to attract and retain leading AI researchers and strengthen centres of excellence; the Innovation Supercluster Initiative to fund innovative companies that commercialize solutions; and the Global Skills Strategy, a fast-track immigration program designed to bring high-tech talent to Canada.
Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed AI’s rapid rise from simple proofs of concept to its role now powering business-critical functions. Today, the 100 biggest firms in the US spend around $7.5 billion on AI, and KPMG research shows this is set to double in the next three years. As adoption has accelerated, controls have taken a back seat, but now, with increasing interest from regulators around the world, coupled with existing challenges concerning accuracy and trustworthiness, it’s beyond time for organisations to implement robust governance processes.
Firms aren’t ready for the new realities of AI. KPMG’s Andrew Shefford and Frank Van Praat discuss how to prepare, and get AI In Control.
Cognigy provides an AI-based enterprise platform to build, deploy and maintain conversational automation solutions. Cognigy.AI is a platform for building automated conversations (chatbots and virtual assistants) between end users and the information and applications they need access to. From customer service questions to high-level IT operations management, Cognigy enables the fastest and most effective way to deliver results through the most natural channel for conversation.
Founded in 2016 with a mission to empower people in business to make better decisions, Secondmind – The Decisions Company – is underpinned by years of award-winning, practical artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) research, performed by a team of world-class researchers, data scientists and ML engineers. Secondmind closes the gap between people and AI, and supercharges decision-making with the Secondmind Decision Engine, an intuitive and insightful software platform that helps people in industries from supply chain to automotive predict, plan, influence outcomes, manage risk, and make complex decisions with ease and confidence. Secondmind is backed by leading venture funds including Amadeus Capital, Atlantic Bridge, and Cambridge Innovation Capital, among others. Secondmind Decisions by people, empowered by AI. Secondmind is a registered trademark of Secondmind Ltd.
Pluralsight’s technology skills platform gives tech leaders confidence their teams can deliver on critical objectives. Our Skills product empowers teams to keep up with the pace of change, put the right people on the right projects and boost productivity through expert courses, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics. Our Flow product gives engineering leaders objective data and visibility into workflow patterns to debug development processes and resolve bottlenecks.
Together, they enable teams to develop, measure and deploy critical skills at scale and deliver products faster.
Neuro Flash utilizes Neuropsychology and Big Data to measure consumer subconscious perceptions.
Neuro Flash combines implicit association and sentiment prediction to determine the real motivations behind consumer decisions.
Today, over 30 enterprise customers in more than 20 countries use Neuro Flash award-winning software, services and support to transform the way they communicate their brand values.
Neuro Flash applies its data science to content analysis of products, brands, pictures, names, claims, designs, prices, and advertisements.
The core software products include Explorer for content ideation, Creator for content writing, and Tester for content optimization.
Brainpool is an AI consultancy specialising in developing bespoke AI solutions. We are a network of over 400 leading minds in data science. Our depth of knowledge and global presence enables our clients to take immediate action and pursue goals that require AI and ML expertise, avoiding the long, complicated and costly recruitment of data scientists.
We bridge the gap between academia and industry, giving your business access to industry leading AI experts. Our data scientists and AI experts are pushing the frontiers of AI development. Through their innovation and expertise, Brainpool can build solutions capable of innovating any industry.
Stop making black-box algorithms and gain better means to showcase your work in AI. Rising beyond code, our software platform enables you to work with advanced data sets and build sophisticated machine learning algorithms in a visual 3D environment. A visual interface makes AI development less abstract and simplified, thus providing several benefits: 1) identify problems with data sets and models faster; 2) understand outcomes and optimize algorithms with ease; 3) gain abilities to collaborate with non-technical experts on AI projects, and; 4) master core concepts in AI without advanced knowledge of data science or python coding.
Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will: Drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; Provide the ultimate computing power to deliver ubiquitous cloud and pervasive intelligence; Build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; Redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people across all scenarios, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart, and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments, and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.
We are a team of AI experts and one of the fastest-growing AI companies in Europe. With offices in Ghent, Amsterdam, Berlin, and London, we build and implement self-learning systems across different sectors to help our clients operate more efficiently. We do this by staying on top of research, innovation, and applying our expertise in practice.
Artificial intelligence is the most important technology of our age, but it is valuable only when it is applied in the real world – enhancing products, improving services and saving lives.
To make AI real we help organisations work out what they could do with AI, and then help to do it. This requires three things: the right strategy, the right skills and the right software. We help with all three.
Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies – from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs, and the ACAP, designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future.
BeyondMinds is a global enterprise AI software provider, accelerating AI transformation by offering a new paradigm for deploying production-grade AI solutions systematically. We believe that impactful AI solutions should neither be built from the ground up, nor bought off-the-shelf, but rather hyper-customized to fit the business problems and constraints. BeyondMinds is creating the world’s first modular AI engine that solves real-world business problems with AI. Our ability to efficiently customize AI applications that cope with tangled datasets, performance thresholds, and regulatory constraints, allows enterprises to pursue untapped business potential and accelerate AI transformations.
ScaleOps provides fully-managed Data Annotation Services for ML Model training. We have experience labeling images, videos, text and audio. We deliver high-quality, low cost annotations, with elastic scale and operate out of a company owned, company operated data secure facility in India.
Cubonacci enables organizations to focus on developing custom machine learning models without having to worry about peripheral matters. The Cubonacci platform manages deployment, versioning, infrastructure, monitoring and lineage for you, eliminating risk and minimizing time-to-market.
We invent, design and develop robust and innovative AI-powered software solutions.
Our mission is to help our clients grow and to improve people’s lives. We empower organizations with AI, leading them to increased productivity and profitability.
At ETIQ, we are building a software solution to detect and mitigate algorithmic biases. Our tool provides insights for business stakeholders and tech teams to help ensure automated decisions perform as they are intended to, avoiding ethical and compliance risks caused by bias. Our solutions help companies make fairer automated decisions.
Amsterdam Data Collective
Amsterdam Data Collective is a full-stack data-science agency that focusses on helping our clients succeed. We are a young and ambitious collective that is intrinsically motivated to take on complex challenges, deliver data-driven strategies and make real impact. The quality of our work is driven by our expertise, our cooperative mindset and our big sense of ownership. We believe that it takes both great analytical and empathetic capabilities to bridge the gap between business strategy and data analytics. Therefore, we strive to keep bringing the brightest minds to help progressive leaders shape a positive future.
Aligned Research Group
Artificial Intelligence is no longer a far-fetched concept, but a rather inevitable reality. Aligned Research Group is delivering unique, highly scalable services to help our customers overcome obstacles and take the leap to the next wave.
Rethinking Economics NL
Rethinking Economics NL is the Dutch branch of an international student-led organisation that advocates for a more pluralistic and real-world based economics education. The need for change is demonstrated by the dominant school of (neoclassical) economics inability to conceptualize and provide solutions for crises such as the Great Recession or the health- and economics crisis related to COVID-19.
Women in Crisis Response
Women in Crisis Response or WiCR.org (pronounced: “wicker”) is a non-governmental civic organisation founded on the core principles of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security, and its subsequent resolutions. WiCR.org’s strategic, tactical, and operational goals align to UNDP’s definition of human security to build secure and resilient communities by design fit for future, with emphasis on empowering women across all ages and youth through a data-informed process that assures returns to society. Through advocacy, education, research, and development WiCR.org helps break barriers that prevent individuals from progressing in life at micro and macro levels.
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