SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS
Accenture (NYSE: ACN) 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 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.
Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.
At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 180,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
A global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address our clients’ needs in the dynamic world of digital innovation and
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 250,000 people. At PwC in the Netherlands over 5,000 people work together. We’re committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. PwC’s purpose is to contribute to a greater level of trust in society and to solve important problems. It is essential that we demonstrate this in our daily practice and that we talk regularly with stakeholders about it. They will be the ones who will ultimately determine whether we live up to it. We regularly assess what we do so that we can determine that we are still in line with this stated purpose.
Since 1976, SAS has empowered and inspired customers with the most trusted analytics. From machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing (NLP) to forecasting and optimization, our AI and IoT technologies support diverse environments and scale to meet changing business needs. More than 84,000 customer sites in 145 countries, including 92 of the top 100 companies on the Fortune 500® list, count on SAS to help them transform a world of data into a world of intelligence.
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.
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.
MERCEDES-BENZ (DAIMLER AG)
Daimler has already been investing in the field of digitization for a long time and has made it a core component of its corporate strategy. To shape this change from a position of leadership, the company wants to strengthen all of its global units to enable them to form the basis for the successful implementation of new business models with an emphasis on the company’s 5C strategy. This means: strengthen the core business (CORE), lead in new future fields (CASE), adapt corporate culture (CULTURE) and adapt divisional structure (COMPANY). The benchmark for each of these modules is the fifth and most important C: the CUSTOMER.
The future is electric and intelligent. Intelligent electric mobility – this is what the new Mercedes-Benz EQ product brand stands for. An attractive design, exceptional driving fun, high levels of suitability for everyday use and maximum safety are further attributes. EQ represents the two Mercedes-Benz brand values of “emotion and intelligence” and comprises all significant aspects of customer-oriented electric mobility.
SQUIRREL AI LEARNING
Established in 2014, Squirrel AI Learning Intelligent Adaptive Education by Yixue Group is the first artificial intelligence company in China to apply AI-powered adaptive learning technology to K12 education. The product is cost-effective, with the artificial intelligence (70%) + human teacher (30%) model, to teach students in accordance with their aptitude, effectively solve the problems of high cost of traditional education, the lack of resources for teachers, and low learning efficiency. Squirrel AI Learning has the new business model of having online AI course and physical learning centers at the same time. It has accumulated nearly approached 2 million students and more than 1900 learning centers in over 400 cities in China in the last three years. Squirrel AI Learning have a retention rate of 80% as most of the students has significant improvement in their studies. The 2018 annual revenue is 1 billion RMB (150 Million USD) with a compound Annual Growth Rate of 500% from 2015-2018. It is now worth almost 8 Billion RMB (1.1 Billion USD) and is already an AI Education Unicorn. Squirrel AI Learning is included in the MIT Review TR50.
Futurice is a digital engineering and innovation consultancy that helps organisations transform their business by bringing together complex software engineering and beautiful human-centered design. We unleash a culture of innovation and create digital products and services that make companies and societies’ future capable.
Yandex is a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Our goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, we have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and information services. Additionally, we have developed market-leading on-demand transportation services, navigation products, and other mobile applications for millions of consumers across the globe. Yandex, which has 30 offices worldwide, has been listed on the NASDAQ since 2011.
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.
UVeye sets the future standard of vehicle inspection.
The company’s AI-based technology enables customers to automatically detect and identify anomalies, modifications or foreign objects from all sides of any vehicle, within seconds throughout it’s entire lifecycle.
This technology is beneficial for the security industry, in order to detect bombs and threats as well as the automotive industry, in order to expose oil leakages, scratches, damage to the tires, brakes, exhaust system and more mechanical issues.
UVeye partnered recently with Skoda, Toyota and other OEMs, leading today’s vehicle inspection process by improving accuracy while reducing manual labor and costs.
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.”
Firefly.ai puts the power of artificial intelligence in the hands of any business that aims to predict its future. With our automated machine learning platform, analysts can easily build predictive models to enhance every business decision.
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.
Fourkind is a consultancy with very deep strategy, data science, design and software development expertise. These capabilities are delivered from a business design point of view and softly challenging the existing business structures.
They have built organizations, products, services, processes and revenue around things they do best: data, machine learning, and new business concepts. Recent highlights include revenue-boosting dynamic pricing model for a hotel chain, optimization solution reducing flight delays for airports, world’s first AI-generated whisky and many more for different clients in finance, media, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics and telecom industries.
Fourkind was founded in Helsinki and currently has offices in Amsterdam and Shanghai as well.
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.
DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE
With 1 new AI related company launched every seven days, the UK is a hotbed of innovation with a market that is forecast to grow significantly in the coming years, to roughly £650 billion by 2025. London is already Europe’s number 1 hub for AI companies, and 50% of European AI companies are from the UK. Leading corporates, investors, universities and entrepreneurs have already made significant investments in the UK to scale their AI activities. Meet them at our side-event, where you’ll be able to connect with the main movers and shakers from both sides of the channel!
Beat creates a new ride experience by connecting thousands of passengers with nearby available drivers in real time. Through the app you can request a driver 24/7. Beat is more than an app that takes you from A to B. Our mission is to become part of people’s everyday life by making transportation in the city more affordable, convenient, efficient and safe. The company was founded in 2011 and is part of the FREE NOW group, the ride-hailing joint venture of BMW and Daimler. Beat is currently available in Greece, Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, with plans to expand to more cities in Latin America, and has a Tech Innovation and Engineering Hub in the Netherlands.
Best known for Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha, Wolfram Research has been pioneering computational intelligence and scientific innovation for over three decades. Wolfram provides a highly integrated technology stack for multi-paradigm data science including the very latest methods in machine learning, computer vision, predictive analytics and automated reporting.
All of these applications, and many more, are unified by the Wolfram Language, a robust computational language with the largest integrated collection of algorithms ever assembled.
As well as providing technology, Wolfram’s technical services group can lead or support your data projects from innovation to deployment.
ALIGNED RESEARCH GROUP
The mission of Aligned Research Group is to build secure systems to provide highly available and scalable AI-driven solutions.
We are using modern tools to build reliable data science pipelines, bringing the data-powered ideas and production projects closer together while generating actual business value. Our team is composed by the best specialists graduated from Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon, Saint Petersburg universities.
With business development unit in Los Gatos, USA and R&D office in Portugal we are focused on bringing the excellence of our services to our clients worldwide.
Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen brings over 20 years of experience capturing and enriching a wide variety of data types including speech, text, image and video. With deep expertise in more than 180 languages and access to a global crowd of over 1 million skilled contractors, Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies — as well as governments worldwide — to help them develop, enhance and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.
Seldon is an open-source machine learning deployment platform. It includes a containerised data science infrastructure stack with an optimisation engine that helps data science teams innovate faster. Customers keep full ownership and control of their data and models on-premise or in the cloud.
H2O.ai is the creator of the leading open source machine learning and artificial intelligence platform trusted by hundreds of thousands of data scientists driving value in over 18,000 enterprises globally. Our vision is to democratize intelligence for everyone with our award winning “AI to do AI” data science platform.
Cognitive Affairs supports leading companies in delivering winning 21st century customer experiences by leveraging AI technologies. Business value is at the centre of everything we do.
We believe strongly in the power of increasing the level of automation, enabling people and our intelligent virtual assistants to work closely together (“human in the loop”). Our intelligent virtual assistants make customer journeys easy, effortless and relevant for our clients, their customers, employees and partners.
We combine business and technology expertise with world class engineering and are guided by our philosophy of business pragmatism and technology realism to deliver business value fast and continuously.
Deeptrace is a cybersecurity company developing deep learning technologies to combat AI-synthetized audiovisual media, known as “deepfakes”. Unopposed, they present unprecedented risks for businesses and governments, including sophisticated kind of fraud, identity theft and fake news. Deeptrace provides a detection API that scans videos for malicious alterations, akin to antivirus software.
Machine2Learn is an Artificial Intelligence solutions provider. Our team specialises in Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Specifically, we build white box AI products and AI solutions for clients in Industry, Services and Healthcare. Because we are a spin-off of the Radboud University in The Netherlands, we remain close to our academic roots. That is why we love sharing our passion for Artificial Intelligence. For this reason, we open-source our self-learning ezeeAI platform to help make AI ‘easy’. Furthermore, it helps spread knowledge about AI around the world.
Prevision.io is a collaborative automated machine learning platform that powers data processing, strong predictive models, self-service analytics and deployment of packaged AI applications in a unique monitored store where customers can easily use them.
You can use Prevision.io to increase your data science projects productivity, reduce time spent in implementation, and access detailed explanations of models’ decisions on the platform itself. Make your business data-driven by adding predictive intelligence to all your operations.
Our customers have successfully deployed models for multiple use cases including: sales and promotions forecasting, churn prediction, supply chain optimization, predictive maintenance, buildings energy consumption forecasting, prediction of credit recovery.
DataFlux platform combines newest orchestration and automation tools for establishing fully automated cloud deployment solution on top of which a proven streaming analytics and advanced machine learning components get deployed to power your own on-demand state-of-the-art artificial intelligence. Additionally, a special virtual reality layer provides business insights featuring rich visualizations of custom produced correlations between the data and the components that reside in your network.
We’re a team of engineers, data scientists and executives who have helped the world’s largest companies solve their AI and Big Data challenges. Based in Switzerland, but training around the world, we bring decades of combined industry experience in artificial intelligence, consulting data science, software engineering and system architecture. Unit8 operates under a set of simple, yet powerful beliefs. We value purpose and profit equally; we always put our customers first; and we emphasize the team over the individual. We’re rethinking digital services from the ground up. Digital solutions shouldn’t be a locked black box; with unlimited powers that only a privileged few can unlock #futureisnow
K1 Digital supports organizations in their digital transformation by building solutions with the use of intelligent technologies and integrating them into business processes. We put into action our extensive knowledge in process automation and add a layer of Machine Learning to satisfy our clients’ needs with solutions that use the full potential of their data.
We have expertise in intelligent process automation and proven records in developing machine learning solutions for corporations from FMCG, manufacturing and financial sectors. Our intelligent solutions aim to achieve high level of accuracy and efficiency in business operations and are “state-of-the-art” in the market.
E-Tail Genius creates an AI-powered platform that can boost your decision making in pricing, assortment optimization and demand forecasting. Together with their partner Youwe they will explain how you can integrate these AI solutions in your operational decision making.
In the endless search for talent, your company needs a business ally who understands the technology recruitment landscape. For 20 years, IC Resources [web link https://ic-resources.com] has built a reputation for delivering insightful and relevant recruitment solutions to the technology community and over the last 5 years we’ve embedded ourselves in the world of AI. This stems from our business evolving hand-in-hand with the industry itself.
Our 70 consultants work in dedicated teams across Software (from early stages of research to commercial development), Hardware, Creative, Sales and Marketing, IT and Supply Chain/Operations recruitment. We work with clients developing and applying AI in a variety of sectors globally, from Agriculture to Sports to Robotics to Healthcare and everything in between.
REMmedy is an advanced system allowing Situational Insomnia sufferers to reproduce normal sleep patterns in special circumstances. Without drugs or traveling with electronic gadgets.
Situational Insomnia occurs in special circumstances in people who don’t suffer from General Insomnia. The night before critical presentations, major competitions or simply sleeping in unfamiliar environments.
37% of business travelers report hotel insomnia, with a significant negative effect in all performance related domains as well as reduced job satisfaction and decreased willingness to travel.
Pharmacotherapy results in reduced reaction times, cognition, memory and mood with a negative influence on the outcome of critical, next day tasks.
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