The AIConics awards have just started coming in, at the AISummit 2017, San Francisco. And here are the results:

Best AI-Startup


An AI startup based in Australia. CEO: Sandra Mau @sandramau0 . Wow. A female CEO there. TrademarkVision works to improve image recognition using Artificial Intelligence, and it is focused into visual search for trademarks.

Best Innovation in RPA


An automation and orchestration platform of HCL Technologies, the Indian IT services company. DryICE is truly giving an edge to enterprise businesses, globally. Kudos!!

Best Intelligent Assistant Innovation


It's another Australia based company that develops tone of voice, strategic communication plans, and conceives engaging content ideas.

Best Innovation in NLP


A California-based company that builds software for better customer relationships. Zendesk products give organizations the flexibility to move quickly, focus on innovation, and scale with their growth. Zendesk recently added former NewRelic, Salesforce, Oracle executive to its Board of Directors.

Best application of AI in the Enterprise


Being a former employee at PwC India, this is personally a special news to me. I really appreciate their focused innovation in areas of Cyber Security and AI, at a time when these technologies are starting to hugely impact enterprises across the globe. Congratulations to the PwC teams at work!!

Best AI application in Healthcare


Ayasdi is a California based company that provides AI solutions in healthcare industry, in areas of Clinical Variation Management, Population Health, and healthcare "claim" denials management. Their tweets are quite insightful!

Best Innovation in Deep Learning


A disruptive technology company (based in Utah) that has reimagined Neural Networks. Their "Ryskamp Learning Machine" is a breakthrough. Check here for details.

Best AI application for Sales & Marketing


An AI-based growth acceleration platform for sales. Based in Silicon Slopes, Utah's high-tech corridor, Insidesales.com offers the industry's leading sales acceleration platform built on Neuralytics, a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine that drives revenue growth by delivering an optimized experience for both salesperson and buyer. Their customer success stories are inspirational!

Best innovation in AI hardware


A California based company that enables the widespread adoption of flash in the enterprise data center. Its data platform for Cloud reduces time to solution. Download an insightful White Paper to understand how PureStorage helps enterprises.

Best application of AI for Financial Services


An IT services company based in Bangalore, India, Mphasis enables clients reimagine their digital future by applying a unique formula of integrated cloud and cognitive technology. Mphasis X2C2TM formula for success (shift anything to cloud and power everything with cognitive), drives five dimensions of business value with an integrated consumer-centric Front to Back™ Digital Transformation, enabling Business Operations and Technology Transformation.

Stay tuned for more updates!